Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial & Remembrance

It is interesting to me how many people confuse Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. Just watch any news program or commercial and you'll notice the faux pas. The line between the two has become fuzzy in recent years. But there is a difference. A huge difference... Did the service member give his life in service for his/her country?  That is the difference.  As we go about our celebrations today of BBQ's, picnics or fun at the beach, let's remember and be thankful for those service members who gave their lives in service for our country.  

Because that is what Memorial Day is all about.  

Friday, May 28, 2010

I'd rather die...

I would rather die than watch these movies with my husband.  I know it shows my love for him when I sit and try to enjoy something he likes, but I would seriously rather have a root canal.  Here is a list of movies that sends me into fits of vomiting and running from the room.  I call them wife repellent...

1.  Hot Shots
2.  Dumb and Dumber
3.  Bench Warmers
4.  Dodge ball
5.  Dumb and Dumber 2
6.  Austin Powers
7.  Water Boy
8.  Happy Gilmore
9.  Monty Python

I am such an
unsupportive wife!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Roller Coasters and Chaos

As the school year draws to a close, it seems everything picks up. Like a fast moving roller coaster, the dips and turns have me holding my breath but it will quickly come to an end. The whirlwind of activities have my holding my breath and looking towards the end of the coaster next week. Work, softball games, church activities, school award ceremonies, cleaning, company, graduation and a birthday all have me completely overwhelmed. I am grateful for several things that are helping me get through the chaos that is my life...

1. My health. I am feeling SO MUCH better. You know when you don't feel well, it's hard to cope with the everything else..

2. Celexa - to handle my stress. Need I say more?

3. Quiet moments where I can recollect my thoughts and recharge

4. A wonderful husband who sees a need and steps up

What helps you to get through the stress of life?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ah, the romance!

Every once in a while I get the rare opportunity to be home alone. It's not that no one trusts me to be home alone, I mean, I am 40, it's just that my house is always full of people. But, on a rare occasion, I am alone. When I am alone, I curl up on the couch and watch romantic movies. The ones that make the men in my life yawn and complain like the world is ending. Now, KT is pretty tolerant when it comes to movies, but I can only torture the man so much. Here is a list of romantic movies that I love and can watch again and again.  **This list is always growing and most recently includes Leap Year & Letters to Juliet...

1. Peggy Sue Got Married
2. Made of Honor
3. Hope Floats
4. While You Were Sleeping
5. Pride and Prejudice
6. Twilight
7. Sweet Home Alabama
8. 13 Going on 30
9. The Lake House
10. A Portrait of Jenny (an old black and white)

What are your faves?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Softball Mom

I have been a baseball/softball mom for too many years to count. (If I didn't count it might reveal my age, and that is just too shocking). I've even come to love the game (but only in fair weather). I enjoy watching the kids get excited and play. I love the cheers and chants coming from the dugout. What I don't love is overly intense coaches. This isn't the major league...Come on get a clue...these are children playing a game and having some fun. If they wanted to be professionals, they wouldn't be playing in our league. It's okay to make mistakes, it's okay to lose a game and it's okay to let them learn and grow from their mistakes. It isn't all about the coaches, really, I isn't...

Monday, May 17, 2010


I had this crazy idea back in April to check and see what kind of tickets were left for the Sugarland concert.  For some strange reason they had blocked off the whole first floor section, but when I checked on that day back in April they had just opened it up.  Out of curiosity, I choose three best available.  When it came back with 5th row I was astounded.  I mean the concert was only two weeks away.  As I sat debating going and the price, I "accidentally" clicked purchase.  Really, it was an accident ;)  I love a country concert.  I just think they are so much fun.  A double ear infection and sinus infection didn't keep me away.  KT, Ladybug and I took off for a little country fun on May 6 even though it was a school night.  You know, Thursday is the new Friday.  Ladybug got a musical treat from Danny Goeke and KT did a little drooling over Julianne Hough.  Don't deny it, dude...I SAW YOU!!  I WAS THERE!!  Either way, we grooved it...Just because I'm over 40 doesn't mean I have to act it...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I need me some FOOD!!

Today I am "fasting" for a minor medical procedure because I'm not supposed to eat anything before hand. Fasting, that word just makes me hungry. In my Church, we try to fast and pray at least monthly for various things....personal or others. It's in the scriptures. It's also a good practice of mind and spirit over body, it's effective for some. It's not effective for me, I guess I'm just not humble like that...instead of focusing on what I should be fasting for I end of thinking of food and getting migraines and just being all out miserable. I can't seem to get the whole mind over body thing. My body makes the rules. I am admittedly weak.

Today I really have no choice, and I am just plain hungry. I curse you gluten! It is all your fault! On the plus side, I can have clear liquids which includes cola go figure...God bless this day! At least I don't have to go without my beloved diet cherry coke...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sickness & Spring

Are these two things synonymous? Do they just go hand in hand? It feels like I have been sick for weeks coughing up a lung or two. TMI, I know, but that's just the way its been. My house shows too. When I'm sick, I don't clean. Heck, I don't DO much of anything! Energy level ZERO...No sooner am I beginning to recover from dual earl infections, sinus infection and asthma attacks, then all my guys come down with the stomach flu. It was like I was just beginning to surface again, but sticking my head back in the hole right now sounds okay to me. Just until they're better. Will someone pinch me because this just feels too surreal?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Babies are Mesmerizing

What is it about little babies that is so mesmerizing?  I find that I can sit and stare at them for hours.  I get lost in those little eyes, that just a short time ago laid eyes on our Heavenly Father.  I ogle them watching for those sweet expression and smiles as I ooh and ahh.  I blow raspberries in their chubby necks to hear the contagious giggles.  I thought this rapture and infatuation had ended with my babies.  How could I possibly feel the same about any other baby? 

Then, in walks Baby Z, and she has stolen my heart.  My little niece comes for a visit about once a week.  I am at my brother's mercy.  I have texted him, "Go to a movie and bring me your baby!", though they have yet to take me up on my offer.  I am so glad he and my sis are willing to share and let me goober all over their sweet little angel from time to time.

Some people think babies are boring.  They find more excitement in them as they get older and become more interactive.  I find there is something divine about every stage, but when they are infants, they are the closest you can come to heaven.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Men and Women, jeesh!

I am writing this today in frustration...MEN!  I am in no way bashing men.  Don't get me wrong...I am just frustrated and venting.  What makes it so difficult to call an outdoor sporting event due to weather?  I mean seriously?  The weatherman has been predicting thunderstorms all day, but, yet, we gather at the field an hour before for warm ups anyway.  The coaches are intently studying the skyline as flashes of lightening flicker all around the field.  Maybe if you study it hard enough it will go away?  I don't know...  Let's wait until the storm is right on top of us whipping wind and sand as well as lightening and large claps of thunder before you decide it is SAFE to call the game.  Does it make you less of a man to call the game before the other coach?  Finally, we call the game because parents are grabbing their daughters and running for their car.  Ducking our heads down to the wind, we are making our escape and praying that we don't get hit by lightening or worse yet a car in that parking lot that is a sea of chaos.  This is just one of those moments that is like a big neon sign shouting how different men and women are...Me, I would have called the game at the first clap of thunder, but I am overly cautious...

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