Friday, January 30, 2009
My next thought is what a wacko! I can't wait to hear the truth about how this happened, because the rumors that I have been hearing are NUTS!!
And, my final thought is that I wonder Kate Gosselin is worried about losing her gig on TLC to a single mom of 14 kids, under the age of 7, and lives with her PARENTS!! I mean, now that Kate has an organic cook, an assistant, a nanny, someone to do laundry and iron her kids clothes, a new car, a HUGE new house and *only* 8 kids, what will people tune in to hear her complain about...maybe that there isn't anyone to cut all of that grass, or clean the pool. (BTW...I'm not a huge "Kate" fan, if you couldn't guess. ;) )
The world is crazy.....Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
So, if you ask me what Charlie wants for his next birthday and I get a dumb look on my face...this is why. I have no idea. Your guess is as good as mine. :)
Monday, January 26, 2009
I have NOT vowed to wear long-johns every day until Spring. That would be kind of woosie for a girl that grew up in this horrible climate.
I am NOT still finding sparkly "snow" from this craft project that Rick and Elaine brought the boys before Christmas. At the time, Elaine did NOT suggest that the "snow" part of this project might not be a good idea. But, if she had, she would NOT have been really RIGHT!! That Elaine is NOT really smart.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Ben took it very seriously
LOL! Just kidding about Drew. He and Jack did not take it as seriously as Ben, but all of the boys worked very hard. Spencer did the cutting, but the boys did all of the planning, sanding and painting of the cars.
So, as I said, today with the big day! Spencer was a bit nervous, but the boys were convinced that they were going to win. I have to admit that the entire thing was really cool. It was a huge set up. We were there for almost 4 hours and everyone had a really good time. There was lots of food, music, racing, raffles and lots and lots of trophies.
And, now for the results. They set it up so that every scout that was a "good sport" would get a trophy. Of course, in my adult mind, I heard everyone is getting a trophy. Jack though, was paying very close attention and probably asked me 15 times if I saw that he was being a "good sport". He finally confided in me that he heard the Cubmaster say that only Cub Scouts that were "good sports" would get a trophy. I loved that!! Jack is very competitive and often has to fight to keep his composure when he doesn't win.
And, NOW for the results...in our den, Ben received 5th place, Jack received 2nd place and Drew received 1st place!! I have never seen such a big smile on Drew's face as when he went up to get his 1st place trophy. It was so COOL!! I think he was in shock and was just so thrilled. Drew is so easy going and not usually very competitive, but it was really neat to see that he was so excited about winning. Jack and Ben were also very pleased with their trophies. Of course, we were a little concerned that Ben would be disappointed about losing to his brothers, but he was quite proud of his trophy and was happy to be the first of the brothers with 2 trophies!! Jack was also very proud of his 2nd place trophy.
Drew...look at that happy boy!!
Overall, they scored 24th, 25th and 35th. Not too bad for a bunch of Rookie Tiger Cubs and their actuary dad. Next year should be interesting, the boys were all eye-ing the other cool cars and getting some BIG ideas!! Should be fun. Spencer better start researching this stuff now. :)
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
It seems like I go through a funk every January. I don't know if it is the pressure of start of the new year; the cold, miserable, lousy weather; the fact that Spencer is always really busy at work in January, or what. But, in January, everything just seems more tedious and boring...and "fun" just isn't as much "fun" as it is in other months....even if it is the same "fun"(?). It also seems that in January, I start thinking about and questioning "who I am", and "what I to be", and what I need to do to get "who I am" to "who I want to be"....makes my head hurt.
Overall, I guess that this January funk that I go through probably has a positive effect on my life. I do think it is good to think about these things and re-evaluate life. Maybe it is kind of like an internal, annual review....it kind of sucks to be in the middle of it, but if you do a good job, things will be better than they were before.
So, am I the only one that goes through this every January....not really being upset about anything in particular, but kind of blah-ey? I know that I could use some self-improving....better nutrition, less procrastination, more (some) exercise, less emailing/internetting, more cleaning, more interesting reading/less reading of junk. But, all of that wears me out to think about. I think I need a project...one project....to make me feel better/useful/interested/interesting. Two January's ago, I thought I needed a project. My "project" idea was to remove the "wallpaper" from our powder room. That was a HUGE mistake of a project...the "wallpaper" turned out to be TISSUE PAPER! that the previous owner glued on the wall and then painted over!! I was totally over my January funk by the end of January, but unfortunately, the project wasn't even close to being done. Two Januarys later, after hours spent scraping, and then finally hiring someone to re-drywall the bathroom, painting the bathroom and then finally having Cathy come LAST WEEK! to patch and paint the trim, the project is finally DONE. I definitely don't need another January project like that.
Hmmmm...any thoughts or ideas??? No nice-nice thoughts....I'm fine. I want REAL thoughts and ideas to make a plan...I need a plan of action!!! Anybody got a plan of action that they want to share with me? Please!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
I did NOT tell my very loving, very caring, very hard working husband, that got up to shovel at 5am, that I did not realize that he had shoveled because I had just assumed that the snow had just blown off the driveway. Ooops, not cool.
When we lost most of our tv channels last week, my husband did NOT say that we would have to wait until it thawed out because he was not going to get up on our roof, when it was -41 degrees with wind chill, to chip it out....because that would be crazy...ummmm.....unless it still wasn't working on Sunday when the Eagles game would be on.
I did NOT open Charlie's bedroom window when it was -41 degrees because he had a really stinky diaper that stunk up just about the entire house.
I did NOT find myself on expedia.com many times in the last week hoping to find a really, REALLY good deal to some place warm...for 6 people. They're not (notice no capitalization) :( I might have to start NOT looking for real estate, down south, instead.
We did NOT, not require our kids to wear hats and mittens to church on Sunday, because it felt warmer out. Yeah, ummmm...the car thermometer did NOT register at 11 degrees on the way to church that day. Oops.
And, finally, I did NOT laugh really loud when I saw this....
and, I definitely did not tell my sister that I am glad to be done with that stage....that would have been kinda rude.
That's it...is there anything that you did NOT do last week?!?!?!
Happy Monday. ;)
Sunday, January 18, 2009
complete, with our first ever "kids' table".
But, it wasn't meant to be. :(