Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Saturday everyone......

Aaah, I have to tell you, I am enjoying a break from my 8 year old this week. She is visiting her nanny and papa. I love her more than my luggage, but having to find something to entertain her 24/7 since school has been out is a little tiring. But, I'll be glad to see her when she gets back that's for sure.

This fine Saturday morning, I woke, at my leisure. I got myself ready and went into the nearest village and picked up a library book they had been holding for me. You might have heard of it, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? I am looking forward to digging into it a little later tonight.

I treated myself to a brunch (never had one before) at a quaint and quirky little restaurant called MAD HATTERS. (You really should click on this link to get a perfect view of it). What a cute little place. Their eclectic collection of goods and clocks and wall plaques and this and thats was definitely worth stopping in for. But the really, really good food will make me go back. Today, I chose the Monte Cristo. Never had one before. But I will be learning how to cook this bit of deliciousness. Anyone have any favorite recipes out there?
What a fantastic brunch. It was served up with a small helping of seasoned onion potato bits. YUM-O!!!

Anyway, hoping you all have a blessed weekend. Love to hear from you.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Thursday all you bloggers. I hope this week has been filled with joy and laughter.

I have been thinking......(yeah, you thought you smelled something burning, didn't you?) I have a plastic bin, one of those big ole 95 gallon suckers, and it is plumb full of pictures.
What kind of pictures? Well, from the time DH and I got married nearly 16 years ago, that's where I have dumped all my pictures. Now, I'm regretting not taking the time to put them in some kind of order, or to have at least written on the back of each one of them. Does anyone have any suggestions?
And let's face it, it seems insurmountable and overwhelming to me. And when that happens, you guessed it, I just walk away and pretend that it is not looming back there in the back of my closet.
I read all about you all scrapbooking each day of your children's lives and I am riddled with guilt. I don't have one single album with family pictures or anything. They are all dumped in that massive box. I really want my children (now ages 14, 13, and 8) to have some semblance of an ordered remembrance of their growing up years, but I'M SCARED........I AM A CHICKEN.....the thought of going back 14 years for the kids and nearly 16 for my marriage just SCARES THE CR** out of me.
So any of you wonderful ladies have any suggestions for me? Did anyone else do this too?
Thanks my blogger buddies.

Monday, June 21, 2010

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Be very, very quiet....I'm hiding in my room reading up on all my blog buddies. Hiding from my children. I guess that makes me a bad mommy, but I can't find it in myself to care right now. I want to catch up with all my blog buddies. Hope to leave a comment for you soon. T

Monday, June 14, 2010

To all those whiners out there......who back in January, February, March and even some into May....

I have to say to you......

are YOU H A P P Y NOW??????????????????????

We reached the lovely temperature of 100 degrees here today. But the "humiture" was in
the 108 degree range.

All I can say is this.........................


LOL!!!!! No offense intended to anyone by this post, I'm just

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Saturday everyone.
I hope that all of you who have little ones have completed your school year and are enjoying your summer break.
We are about to begin week two of our summer break. And I have discovered that (and I won't tell you how I discovered it) my temper is horrible. I'm a nit-picking nagger of a mother. I hear myself and I hear my Aunt Pat fussing and not giving a real good example to my children.
I'm ashamed and I don't like myself very much right now. I treat strangers better than I do my children when I'm upset with them. How terrible.
I just want to be a good mom. That's all. I want to teach them how to care for themselves and be responsible adults. But I have to realize that they are still children and not to expect them to have the skill levels of full grown people.
I found a prayer in a bible study that I just ran across that just speaks to what I SO want to be :
O Father, help me become a person of good temper. DWELL deep within me so that I shall be the peaceful exception amid the disturbed surroundings that I encounter day by day.
I want to be that person that teaches their children right from wrong, brings them up in the way they should and be the one they want to come see when they have issues.
Please pray that I will open my eyes and my heart to hear what God is saying to me about them and that He will help me to be the best mother they can have.
Thanks friends.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'm being held hostage by my kids and this thing called summer.
I haven't blogged in over a week. YIKES!!!
I'm gonna try to do better, but I can't promise.
I will try to stop in on y'all from time to time and
catch up. Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Please allow me to introduce you to the newest member of our family:
Although we had anticipated his arrival for the past six weeks, it really did come as a complete shock that my husband relented and allowed this to happen. He has said since our daughter was born that there would be no more babies in this family.
After eight years, he finally relented and allowed this wonderful little creature to enter our lives:
Please meet, Stan Lee. (That's my 14 year old's sense of humor). My daughter wanted to name him Butterbread, but that got vetoed.

He had his first vet visit today. He is 7 weeks old and weighs 5 lbs and 12 oz. He has a lot of baby teeth and they are sharp, but he is currently enjoying using them on his play toys. If he grows into his feet, we are gonna have one big honking dog on our hands. He is a chocolate lab and is learning how to do all the things that nice little doggies are supposed to do.
I have a dilemma. I really don't want a big ole 150 lb dog in my house, BUT, our next door neighbors dog has parvo and is currently recovering and I don't want to chance letting this little fellow go exploring and come home with it. He got his first vaccine for it today, but will not be immune until his final shot in six weeks. What am I gonna do? Our neighbor is my BIL and SIL and my nephew is graduating tomorrow night and we are expected at a party at their house (where the sick dog is) and this parvo stuff is extremely contagious. What should I do?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Is it more fun to be a parent or the child?
That is the question today at table topics Tuesday. If you wanna play, hop on over to Shannon's place and link up with your answer.
I think it is definitely a tie. I think that being a parent certainly has it privileges, but being a kid and so worry free and not a care in the world, well, that was pretty awesome too.
What do you think? I'd love to hear it.