Monday, October 15, 2007

A Science lesson from my three year old

As we were talking the other day, I told my children I was serious.
My three year old son says: "You're a cirrus cloud if you're serious, Mom."

Needless to say the serious passed quick as a cirrus cloud!

Monday, August 27, 2007

just hafta whine

Ok this is much more of a vent than anything.

Where I live, I cannot fit a dryer in my laundry room, so we have a laundry line. We share that line with our elderly neighbor and with a family, both of whom have dryers.
Today I have 3 or so loads worth of clothes, that will take up all of the 5 lines available and one of my neighbors is using 3 of them! I was so bummed!
Here I am with 2 loads in my arms, wet and heavy, when I see that I cannot hang up most of what I've washed. And I don't have the option to shove it all in a dryer. To use a dryer I have to pack all my stuff, myself and my 4 kids in a car and drive to some other place, often paying to use it there; all the while accomplishing nothing of what I planned to do at home!

Ok with that off of my chest, I'll move forward.

edited 3 hours later

So after my whining and complaining was done....
I continued to get done other things I planned for the day, and saw that my neighbor had taken in her laundry. I was able to hang mine out.
In the process, I realized that she has just as much right to use the line as I do, and that she is more considerate than I as she didn't leave her laundry up all day, but took it down as soon as it was dry.

Moral of the story....
whenever you point the finger at someone else 3 are pointing back at you!!!
Introspect a little and see if you aren't as guilty as the person bothering you; you may find, like I did, you are more guilty than the other.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"5 minutes late, dead along side the road"

Quote my Mom about how quickly we jump to bad conclusions.

Today I didn't get my usual afternoon call from my honey, who needed to get gas and stop by a parts store before returning home. Usually when there are after work stops he calls on his way, no such call.
Worry starts to set in.
Finally I prayed for an answer in 15 minutes, or I call him, and set a timer thinking I'd stop worrying.
I should know me better!
Shaking, I prayed again, at two minute intervals, to be delivered from negative thoughts, taking each one captive, but, sadly, not before allowing them to influence me.
Please, LORD, help me to be ruled by You and not by my fears!
**Ding**
Deap breath.
I called,
"Honey?"
**Sigh**
"You'll be home soon then.
I Love You!"

Nothing like a vision of life without the one you love, even if a breif nightmare, to remind you of their worth in your own life. And to make sure you let them know, while you can.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

first words?

By now you probably believed we fell off the face of the earth.

Our little Aliyah is now 9 months old! I can't believe it has gone this fast.
She can say mama and dada to the corect party and keykey, which is more of a whisper, she says when chasing our poor kitty. :0)

The other day she was standing next to her oldest sister, Ysabella (7 3/4 years) and she said a word after which her sister said, "Mommy! She said 'Bach' like the composer Bach!"
I thought, "Wow! How many 7 year olds would think Bach and not bock-bock like a chicken?"

Anyway,
wanted to share that and make an appearance.
:0)