Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mommy Neglect

It is Tuesday and I have school-work to accomplish.

Since I was unable to get my test taken yesterday I set out this dreary morning to get it accomplished.

After a hearty breakfast of toast and a"burner", I sat the kids down. Here is what is going to happen this morning, blank stares face me, glazed eyes look back at me and when I finish sure that my children are completely aware of what I need for them to do, the "Drama Queen" asks, "So can I turn the movie back on or are you gonna talk some more?".

So I proceeded to take my test and pray that the house remains intact. As I finished and went to check on the status of my kids this is what I found.

Thank goodness for Tinker toys......

Monday, October 29, 2007


Generally I hate computers but today was especially frustrating.

As many of you know I am taking my classes via the Internet this year, so that I can still be at home when "Sweet-boy" gets home from school. Well,.....I had the day to myself, kids gone all day, (Thank you G&G Mumford), "The Man" gone to work, all day to get all my school work done, write my papers and then slack the rest of the week.

But NO!!!!

SLCC servers' were down and they had no idea when it was going to come back up if ever. Did I mention that I also had a test to take!?

What a wasted day - I hate computers because we are so dependent on them - me especially right now. ARghh!!!!


We carved our pumpkins last night.

I love to carve pumpkins. I love to see the kids working so hard to draw what they want their pumpkin to look like. I love watching "the man" working to make his orange mound into a master piece. I love the gooey insides and all those seeds. I love when we finally get to place them on the front porch and light them and enjoy all our efforts. I love to hear the ones that I love the most having so much fun just being together.

Friday, October 26, 2007


I have great Friends!

Friends that I love more than well......my daily "burner."
Friends that I can truly belly-laugh with and get out of my dull drums with.

Tuesday I had the opportunity to spend the day with one of those friends and she helped me to see that life is too short to not just laugh.

So this goes out to all my wonderful friends, you make my life worth living.

Nicole - whom I have known for 10 years and counting, you are my surrogate sister.
Daniele - whom I miss terribly when I am doing a project, who would willingly give up her night to come and paint with me in the dark and laugh over it.
Jennifer - I miss being called a "Fart in the skillet" from you and frankly I am not living up to my name lately, I miss the blunt honesty of you.
Christy - whom I feel I have known forever, the one that can get me laughing through the tears.
Melissa - The nicest person that I know, she has never said a bad thing about anyone and is kind as the day is long.
Liz - for understanding that we are in this life for the struggles and that no matter how her life is going she is always there for me.
A Friend by: Author Unknown

(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in "you"
(C)alls you just to say "HI"
(D)oesn't give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust "be" with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(N)ever Judges
(O)ffer support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you(
W)alks beside you
(X)-plains thing you don't understand(
Y)ells when you won't listen and(
Z)aps you back to reality
I thank the Lord each and every day for my friends cause without them it really would be a sad experience.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thursday Afternoon Blahs

I have been spending alot of time looking at others Bloggs and decided that it was time to have one of our own. So here we go...Welcome the fun house.

We are the house where nothing too normal ever happens.

The Drama Queen announced to us last night that she needed to stay home from school because her head was about to explode from over use.

"Honey, I do not think that there has ever been a documented case for that happening but I am sure that you will be the first, call me from school when that happens."

I am always supportive in whatever my kids want to accomplish in life.

As I sit here in my PJ's, yes I realize that it is after 2pm in the afternoon but some things in life need to be done slowly, with true commitment and I just could not commit to an outfit today so I stayed in the one most uncomplimentary and proceeded with my day. But as I sit here I can see my sweet-boy in the sand box, carefully removing the 2 tons of sand that I laboriously shoveled in there for his enjoyment and dumping it onto the grass. I ponder why I went to so much trouble to build the sand box when it is so hard to keep that sand where it needs to be, in the sand box.

I think it is time for a chocolate and "ewww" a shower.