Archive for July, 2007

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All beef patty, but looks Vegan

July 31, 2007

Call me a bad mom, but I really try stay as far away from McDonald playgrounds as much as possible.  I hate Mikki-D’s food anyway, but the idea of what is in those tubes, just about sends me over.  However, today, the boys were just so dang good while I had to run around all morning that I decided to reward them with some poop-slimed, puke-filled crawling tubes!  When we pulled up it looked like there were no other kids yet…YEAH!!!!  But out of no where 23 pre-schoolers came running at us from all directions, screaming their heads off!  Gremlin quickly grabbed my leg.  Oldman’s jaw dropped and he whispered in awe, “Look at ’em mom….there’s tons of ’em….”

I think the thing that was more stunning than 23 little people swarming us like mad bees, was the fact that there were only 2 adults with them!  Stupid yet amazing….

I walked away from McD’s with sweat running down my back, McNasty in my stomach and ketchup in the strangest places.  I only had 2 boys to deal with.  I can’t imagine what those 2 ladies ended up looking like, but I can guarantee you they don’t get paid enough to wash that amount of ketchup out of their hair tonight.

To top it off, I found a little extra bonus that thrills me to the bone.

Some God-ordained person has invented God’s gift to ALL women! Well, except for maybe Paris or Nichol.  Have you heard about the latest feature on some of the HP cameras??  It can take off 10 lbs!!!!!  Dear Lord!  I couldn’t decide if it was invented by a mom or a husband who’s tired of hearing his wife complain about those 10 lbs that just won’t come off.

All in all it was a tiring but good day.  Boys are in bed exhausted and that’s where I should be.  Till tomorrow….

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The Challange – I’m back…maybe

July 31, 2007

So I was checking up on my Bloglines and saw the Katie was up and back on the Tales from the Scales Weigh In.  I felt a TAD bit guilty for not following through on this weight-loss thing.  I’ve been discouraged about this weight thing for weeks.  It drives me me batty to check my weight.  I get about as obsessive as checking my sitefeeder!  As if my weigh will go down and stay down every 2 hours!!!

SO!  I’m going to get back at it and see what I can do for the next 7 weeks.  I’m probably not going to weigh myself every week…more like every other week.  That way I can focus on WHAT I’m doing vs. what it LOOKS like I’m doing.

 Watch out ya’ll…I’m motivated!

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Calling it quits…eventually

July 29, 2007

So…I’ve been dealing with self pity for 2 whole days now.  I entered anywhere from 25-30 giveaways and with my husbands mathmatical equations (ratio of wins vs. losses, blah, blah, blah….) running through my head I just KNEW I would win at least 1 small thing! But alas…that was not to be.  Not a single notification.

(Other than Stacey’s let-me-rub-it-in-your-face comments.  She didn’t just win 1 prize, but 2 and one of them was a GRAND prize.  I’ll never hear the end of it now….sheesh!)

I had wrtten off ALL contests!  They were getting out of control anyway! 

But then….

Did you know that 5 minutes for mom is giving away a stinkin’ 37″ plasma TV from Best Buy????  How could I resist??? 

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Friday’s Feast

July 27, 2007

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Appetizer: Describe a toy you remember from your childhood:
My Weeble-Wobble people!  I could sit there and flick ’em all day long.

Soup: On a scale from 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest) how observant are you?
With coffee   8      Without coffee   -12

Salad: Where would you rather be at this very moment?
Smoking a hooka in a remote village of Nepal….I’M KIDDING!  I love the idea of hiking around in a secluded forest with my boys. (minus the ticks!).

Main Course: When was the last time you learned something new?
Ahhhmmm…I guess about an hour ago I was learning some new features from some software I got for my new job (yea, new job!)

Dessert: (Fill in the blank)
I have
sucked a long piece of noodle in my nose and coughed it out my mouth, but I haven’t done it with a piece of chain…always wanted to.  Tried once, but something went wrong cause it felt like I had stabbed myself!

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Giveaway Winners!!!!

July 27, 2007

This summer’s giveaway from Rocks in my Dryers was a HUGE success (and she’ll be doing it again this Fall!!)  I had a ball reading all the comments that people left.  I know that everyone is just as excited as I am to see if what they’ve won.  So here’s the winners for my giveaways:

Giveaway package #1:  Heather from Madame Rubies has won the Indian painting and cards.  Congrats Heather!!!!

Giveaway package #2:  Mama Money won the jewelry and cards.  She’s was hoping to win so she could give one of the cards to her boss who is from India.  Congratulations!!

 Thanks to everyone that left comments.  You can bet I’ll be doing this again in the Fall….it’s too much fun!

*I used the Integer Generator from Random.Org to randomly pick the winners.*

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Out of the writings of babes

July 26, 2007

We are almost done with the construction of our new facilities at church.  It’s been exciting to see it’s progress.  So last night we took some time during our Wednesday night service to go to the new sactuary and write scripture on the floor where the carpet will be laid.  There were many writings that touched my heart but some just completely choked me up.

Near the platform a lady wrote, “I don’t know any scriptures yet, but I’m so thankful that my son brought me to a church that I’ve been trying to find my whole life.  I believe.”  That’s what it’s about people….

The other thing that got to me is the scriptures that I found all over the sanctuary floor in kids handwriting.  They were the memory verses that they’ve been learning in their small groups:

“I know what it is to be in need and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation. Phil. 4:12a”

“If you really want to become wise, you must begin by having respect for the Lord. Prov. 9:10”

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not man. Colo. 3:23”

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Throwback Thursday – Hulkman

July 26, 2007

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 Check out more TT’s at Pinks and Blues Girls!

This is a throwback to 1993.  Hulkman was living with me for awhile and we were acting stupid at the mall.  I absolutely love this picture because Hulkman and I have spent most of our lives making funky faces at each other.  As you can see, Gene Simmons has NOTHING on my brother!

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