Sunday, August 31, 2008

Just One Of Our Stories

In our house if you "toot," you may claim it to be thunder. We don't have a dog to blame it on so we usually wonder aloud if there's a storm coming. Or speculate whether Dan Edwards warned of rain.
A few nights ago Abbie and I were laying in her bed and I thought I had heard thunder. (It had been raining.) I wondered aloud if it was thunder and Abbie said,
"Well, I didn't hear anybody toot."
That was the first one that came to mind - isn't that what you wanted, Sarah?

Saturday, August 30, 2008

He Who Hesitates, Loses

This morning I had every intention of reminding everybody to top off your gas tank. I heard on the news that Hurricane Gustuv coming into the Gulf of Mexico would probably raise gas prices next week.

Too late. At 8:30 this morning, when I went to the Farmer's Market, gas was $3.59 at the Shell on Treadway and ES 11th - one of the cheapest places in town.

Good news: Lots of watermelons at the Farmer's Market! I got a yellow-meat one for my hubby. There were also lots of peppers (all kinds,) eggplant, and spaghetti squash.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Link Me.

Follow me to the Coffee Group blog - I wrote over there today..... For those of you keeping count, that's 3 days in a row!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

As A Matter Of Fact I Do Own The Road

Yesterday, after griping about how horrible dropping off/picking up the kids at school is, I felt empowered. Empowered to tell these yahoos that they aren't entitled to drive wherever they want! Empowered to move some one's car that leaves it double-parked while they go into the school! Empowered to give a beep when some stops in the middle of everything to drop off!

This morning I gave a little double beep. Yeah, they deserved it! Everybody is trying to drop off not just them!!

After that I felt pretty good. I felt empowered to give another beep if necessary. That's right! Give another Beep!

I came home and rode my bike to Nelson Park. Now, I don't like all the geese and ducks. I'm kinda afraid of them - especially the Canadian Geese - those birds can be mean! And, in the morning time, all the geese and ducks are waking up and moving from wherever they slept back into the lake.

Aside: Where I come from that is a pond, yall. It's a big pond, but still a pond.

This morning there were 10 large geese - both white and Canadian - with their babies working their way across the track to the pond. They were in no hurry. This time I didn't have a horn so I somewhat loudly said, "Beep. Beep. Beep, yall. Come on, yall. Get your babies. Beep." You get the idea.

They made their way across the trail. I waited patiently. All the babies went with the parents.

None of them spit at me or honked at me. I figure that's what going to happen one day in the drop off line at school......

Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day.....

Kenny will be in the 5th grade and Abbie in the 1st grade.

I always make these signs and today I was running late - no surprise.....

So Kenny made them. Is that a little bit sad? He's just such a big boy.

They are both in class with their best friends from last year. Mommy had to make that happen for Kenny, yall. I'm expecting to be asked to be PTO President for that..... Abbie's best friend is moving after Halloween -her daddy is Air Force. I'm not sure that Abbie has figured out how different it will be without her. We'll see.

Mommy did her normal First Day thing - had coffee with girls!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Her Daddy's Daughter

I have beautiful everyday china. I chose these plates after great debate. Of course, Jim wasn't with me when I chose them - Margaret was. I was older and understood that my sweet hubby didn't care what the plate looked like. He also didn't care about linens or towels. He's that kind of guy.

I remember trying not to choose my pattern. I was worried it was too busy and I would tire of it quickly. All the other girls were going with all white at the time and these were/are very colorful. But I haven't tired of them - they can still make me smile.

Wedgwood Eden

The other day I pulled down my salad plate to have my breakfast on - like I always do. Except that day I noticed a crack. The crack was almost invisible and covered half the plate. I was lamenting the crack to myself and Abbie - because she was next to me. She squinted at the crack and said,

"Oh, you can just put a little duct tape on that."

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Reviews for You

I took my little daughter to see Mamma Mia. Oh, I was worried about the questions that might arise..... My sweet little thing will tell you that everybody is married and Sofia (from the movie) has a mama and daddy. Tammy told me not to answer everything so directly and I haven't.

What a great movie! I've seen it twice and Mimi wants to go see it, too. I'm looking forward to the 3rd viewing.... Maybe a crowd of singing and dancing women? Wanna come?

I also went with the kids to see Alvin and the Chipmunks - one of the theatres here had summer movie showings for the kids. Let me just say, I was checking my watch! Oy! That movie was long and boring. I mean I knew (everybody over 4 knew) what was going to happen - just finish it!

Also I bought Stargate's Continuum - a feature-length movie straight to DVD for us crazies. It was terrific! I love me some time travel (yall knew that) and it's a time travel story. I'll never forget watching Somewhere In Time at Harding - I would ponder the penny and cry every time. For any Stargate fan, it's a must see.

Jim and I also rented Vantage Point and liked it. It was good especially for just renting or NetFlex for all yall that do that sort of thing.

Monday, August 04, 2008

I Don't Really Think I'm Ready For Primetimers!

One of my friends has recently started 3 blogs! I know I can't believe it either.....

I'm adding the link in my sidebar for her Lila's Journey blog but not the others. Yall will have to link off of her page for them.

But, I have to say, I loved this story! Lord, please allow me to be like Inez when I grow up and now......

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Where's Your Nose?

I've been told to write something.....

I was recently introduced as "our reader." I do read alot but I think everybody else does, too. It's strange to me that someone wouldn't read. I read novels, memoirs, the occasional non-fiction, the newspaper, magazines (that reminds me to get Time - I saw it's cover was 100 Olympians to Watch,) Yahoo news stories and the Bible.

I'm even in a Chunkster Challenge and I just saw that I need to pick up The Blind Assassin to finish out my four titles.

The question I hear all the time is "When do you have time to read?" I don't know. Always before falling asleep. Usually when I'm getting ready in the mornings. During commercials. During boring Boy TV (it's Ice Road Truckers right now.) If the book's good, all day. I will have to pull myself away from the book to fix dinner, wash clothes, and work on my computer.

So, yes, I have a book going. I just finished TV Guide (I love Mad Men and it was on the cover) and the Sunday paper.

What about it? What are you reading now? I'm trying to get to The Shack........