Saturday, July 31, 2010
And in theory, it was a practical decision. In reality...not so much!!!!!
It is amazing how much I rely on the internet throughout the day. No googling of information, no checking of bank statements or bills, no movies at 2 in the morning, and no access to my blog:( I realize I have lived more of my life without the internet than I have with it; that I found phone numbers and information by using phone books and reference books for several decades, but the internet has made trips to the library for reference materials obsolete and has spoiled me with the convenience and ease of typing in a few words and having pages and pages of information to scan through.
Ahhh...the simple life! Boy do I miss the convenience!
So, until our house sells, I will be enjoying a nice ice cold Dr. Pepper every day as I sit at McDonalds... and take advantage of the free wi~fi they provide!
Cuz' the eye twitching and nervous tics from internet withdrawals are becoming unbearable:)
Monday, July 26, 2010
Of course we spent it apart...him in OC, us 'up north'...
but as soon as he was awake, we called to wish him a happy day.
Emma was appalled that he was working on his car "ON HIS BIRTHDAY"...
and then informed him, "Wow!!!! 29 IS A VERY BIG NUMBER!!"
Yes Emma, 29 is a very big number...
and 44, his true age, is an even BIGGER one!!!!They say the memory is the first thing to go!!!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
It keeps shutting down or booting me off.
Which is slightly frustrating. Not to mention time consuming.
I am going to go to the library tomorrow and check to see which is the problem!
Good thing my computer geek, i mean husband, is coming home tomorrow night!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sometimes....I hate being a parent!
And while I do not enjoy the bickering and arguing or the attitude and disdain, the dislike does not stem from these behaviors. My feelings of disdain comes from the magnitude of responsibility that raising children entails! We, as parents, have been entrusted with the nurturing, educating, disciplining, and spiritual and emotional well~being of these little souls. We, as mommy and daddy, are responsible for forming their knowledge base and value system from infancy! We, as mom and dad, create the foundation for what they will make of themselves as the grow and mature!
And...the responsibility is frightening!
Doubt, second guessing, and regret often follow decisions. Discipline often ends with "What ifs." and "I shouldn't haves." We continually question "Am I being too strict?", "Am I pushing too hard?", or "Do I expect too much?" as we make choices or give encouragement. Our task as parents is daunting. The ramifications of are choices, whether good or bad, will shape and mold the character of our children for the rest of their lives.
And that...is overwhelming!
Recently, Michaela was told that I......
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Sadly, I got no good ones this year.
But we still have the memories of the CAROUSAL RIDERS and FEED THE BIRDS dance!
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I have been working on a post (actually several because my thoughts went on...and on) but I have procrastinated. Because I am only tutoring 16 hours this week, I felt like I had plenty of time. But somehow time rushes by and the day disappears. And after the girls go to bed, I am left with one thought...bed.
So as my Tuesday comes to a close, my posts are once again not completed.
Which means if I want to finish my writings, I either need to get focused and disciplined about my responsibilities... or go back to school full time:)
Monday, July 05, 2010
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Friday, July 02, 2010
which is a lot since we live in a flight path!
and I have wished and wished...
that for my birthday...
I get lots of money...
because my Mom is being mean and will not buy me the new cell phone with the data plan that I WANT...no NEED!!!!
I even told her I would pay her in the future...as soon as I have a job.
She still says "No!"
I could really use a wish right now!!!