Friday, October 28, 2011

Drive By Shooting

The perpetrator (uh…me):IMG_0175eweb


The victim (beautiful fall trees around the lake):IMG_0190ewebIMG_0191eweb

LOL.  I’m a nut.  No need to convince me…I’m well aware.  =) 

I do miss summer, but I sure appreciate God’s handiwork in the fall scenery around here. 

Random thought of the day: Why do we not call all of nature an act of God?  Instead, we only call it an act of God whenever some force of nature is destructive to our person or possessions…in other words, we only give God credit when we’re upset about it or want to blame somebody.  LOL -ANYWAY, just a random thought.  =)

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Today’s devotion over at Proverbs 31 was perfect…

6Be careful (anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
                                                   -Philippians 4:6-9


Pray About Everything

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ten Things

If I had to name this list of ten things, I’d have to say they’re things I’ve noticed or learned or been reminded of in the last few days…

  1. Single parenting is not my thing.  LOL.  KC was gone for a few days on business and…wow.  Just me and the kids is not the same as the family.  Of course, the house stayed cleaner.  Interesting.  LOL. 
  2. I have SO many things to be thankful for…if I lived forever, it wouldn’t be enough time to list all the things for which I have to be grateful!  Even the things that bug me, I could still find something in them to be thankful for…that’s pretty awesome. 
  3. Pinterest is the coolest.  Tonight I made yet another thing (actually, two) off my pinboard of ideas…I LOVE it.
  4. I really like my hubby. 
  5. I really like my hubby even when he’s annoying me. 
  6. The hubby even loves me when I’m grumpy…how can I NOT like that?! 
  7. Next week is November…is it just me or wasn’t it just January?  ACK.
  8. Apples baked in the oven with Snickers sliced up and melted over them are pretty yummy, but I think they gave me heartburn. 
  9. It’s hot in our basement right now….that’s so odd…usually I’m freezing down here. 
  10. I’ve got to stop taking things personally…I didn’t realize how often I do that…

Anyway.  I scrapbooked a page tonight but can’t share it until the kit is released next week.  The dogs need a bath again…any volunteers?  I also was supposed to send cookies to Munchkin’s school tomorrow for her class’s Halloween party, and I went to bake them tonight when I was doing the apples, and realized I threw my last couple of eggs away earlier this week when I was throwing everything out of the fridge in an attempt to find what was STINKING the entire kitchen up every time the fridge door was opened.  Oops.  So I guess I get to run by the supermarket on the way to school in the morning.  Oh well.  Also, thanks to KC’s business trip and him coming home in the middle of the week, today felt like Saturday and now I’m all mixed up.  But that’s okay, I’m just glad he’s home.  LOL.  And that’s today’s random…

By the way, thank you for the comments on the last couple of posts…=)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Brain Clutter

Well, I’m back again.  Hopefully not going to get the blue screen of death tonight.  =( 

I’m in a strange mood…I probably shouldn’t blog in this mood, but here I am anyway.  I don’t even know how to describe my mood, I’ve just got a lot of stuff on my mind and don’t really know how to talk about it. 

It’s like trying to clean out your house in front of an audience.  You pick up one thing and…oops…that’s kind of private…can’t touch that in front a crowd, let’s try this pile of clutter…nope don’t want to go there.  Okay, how bout just cleaning behind the couch…gag…is that a hairball?  Can the audience please forget they saw that?  How embarrassing!

Yeah, that’s kinda how I feel about doing a brain dump here.  The things that are cluttering up my mind these days are like my underwear drawer…all jumbled up, but necessary, and not something you’d want to sort out in front of a lot of people. 

I mean, just look at my analogies tonight…do you really think a total thought dump would be wisdom?  Yeah, I thought you’d see it my way. 

Here…how bout some gorgeous scenery?  This is from Munchkin’s field trip to the zoo on Thursday.  I didn’t feel all that great on Thursday, but I managed.  I tried to back out on Tuesday when I realized I was going to be exhausted from being sick and not up for walking a gazillion steps from North America all the way to Africa (after driving 2 hours), but the teacher laid the ol’ guilt trip on me and I’m a sucker like that.  I made it, but boy was I tired.  I went to bed at 10 that night and slept til 1 the NEXT day!  Well, I did get up to take the kids to school at 7, but then I came back and went right back to sleep.  I NEVER sleep that much.  Well anyway, back to that scenery:


I’m not quite sure, but I think that yellow stuff in the foreground of that gorgeous scenery, might possibly be ragweed. 

IMG_0161eWhich might explain why my eyes felt heavy and Munchkin kept saying hers were burning when we were sitting there six inches away from it. 

My eyes are heavy now.  That’s some powerful ragweed.  Or maybe I’m just tired.  I cleaned all 3.5 bathrooms today…that will do it…lol.  And ew…speaking of things you wouldn’t want to clean in front of an audience…haha. 

And now I’m back to thinking about the clutter in my brain that I don’t want to deal with right now.  Which makes me want to just throw up my hands and go to bed…except then, I’ll probably have weird dreams again…which could add to the clutter I don’t want to deal with in my brain.  Aaack…it’s a vicious cycle. 

Speaking of vicious cycles, I was rather annoyed at one of my kids who was expressing their frustrations in a very whiney way, and I was making them aware of how annoying that was and how that never works, and how it makes me sad that they are not thankful even though life’s not always fair…and then God turned it around on me.  And He said, if tomorrow things turn sour on you, wouldn’t you have a hard time being thankful, too?  Oh God, forgive me when I whine…or when I get aggravated at my kids for whining…I have too many things to be thankful for to be whining over any of it…even if I’m only whining on the inside.  I think my tone probably changed in my conversation with the kiddo…I suddenly became a little more understanding.  LOL.  God help me

And now, I really AM going to bed.  Weird dreams or not.  =)

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Well, that was disturbing.  My computer just gave me the blue screen of death. 

But that’s probably not as disturbing as if the death in the title had been…like…um…mine.  Or maybe that wouldn’t disturb anyone at all.  LOL. 

Anyway, I was in the middle of saving something to come blog about it…and of course, as I was telling it what to save it as, the blue screen appeared and the computer shut off…leaving me with…uh…


which is…


and then I remembered that tomorrow is K-man’s snack day and I have nothing ready to take, so I ran in the kitchen to make up a few dozen rice crispy treats.  At 9:30pm.  Or wait, maybe that was before the blue screen of death.  I forget. 

Anyway, I’m totally scattered tonight. 


Munchkin took this picture.  I love how my feet are missing, but there’s lots of white air over my head.  And K-man appears to be gazing up into that white air up there, too.  So funny. 

And that is all I can muster up tonight…blame the blue screen of death.  It killed my mojo. 

Maybe I’ll get a chance tomorrow to come back and fill in the blanks.  LOL. =)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday Messages–Tuesday Edition

Dear Monday,
Why is it that I always walk away from you wondering, “What happened?”  Try this on for size: “Monday, the day everything GOOD happens.”  Isn’t that a much better image to strive for?  Yes, I think so, too. 
Not Lovin’ It

Dear Tuesday,
Quit following Monday’s footsteps.  And yes, I know my getting sick has nothing to do with your day, but you make an excellent scape-goat. 
Itsall Myfault

Dear Week,
How bout we just start with Hump Day next week.  It’s not like the calendar isn’t already flying by anyways!  Why NOT skip a few days altogether?!
Wasntit Just January

Dear Body,
You traitor.  I want to DO something.  Or even if I didn’t, I would like to FEEL like I could.  Oh yes, and while I’m ranting at you, could you please decide on whether you’re hot or cold?  Blanket or perspiring…which is it going to be?
-Just Tired

Dear Mom & Dad…
Seriously?  You guys are the best.  I say that all the time…I know.  But that’s cause it’s always true.  Thanks for the soup.  And *arrghh…growling under my breath* thanks for the catnip tea, too.  LOL.  I have drank about half the thermos already and it’s so healthy it’s disgusting!  I appreciate it though…anything to make me feel better…although if you see me floating away, please throw me a rope.  Teehehe.  Also, thanks for the juice and for adding sugar to the tea, because that makes it just a little easier to take.  =) =)  Oh yes, and thanks for bringing it to me, too, since I was not up to coming over there today.  I wouldn’t trade you guys for any other parents, ever…yes, dad, even if you had decided to play the harmonica in the airport…LOL! 
Your Baby Girl

Dear Blog,
So sorry you’ve been neglected…life’s been a little busy.  Nothing like a little ‘forced’ slow down to give me a little free time to write something.  Under the circumstances, I can’t say I’m happy about it, but I will say that I really appreciate you always being here when I DO have time to write.  I’m giving serious, SERIOUS consideration about killing my FB relationship and spending more time with you instead.  How would you feel about that?  I know, I don’t spend much time there either, but a wise person once said (don’t ask me who it was, cuz I don’t know…I’m just sure someone must have already said it and if they did, they’re wise) that the little minutes matter…and a few extra here and a few extra there can make a big difference.  So…like I said, I’m just thinking about it but…I’m not quite 100% certain yet. 

Dear World,
Okay, this is it.  I’m floating away now.  ACK.  *thump thump thump* (that’s me…running to the water closet) BWAHAHAHA

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


No more Sweet Tomato Designs.  I’m so sad.  It’s really bummed me out…here’s my last design with her stuff.  You can still watch her blog though, she said she may occasionally post free templates.  =) 

This template was in her 365 Templates Pack and I’m definitely hanging on to all this stuff from my time with the team.  LOL.  Must back up all my files just in case.  haha. 

CSC Field Trip weblg

Anyways, this page is K-man’s field trip and I used Beach Cantina by Sweet Tomato and Dominic Designs (I think)

Fonts are Century Gothic, Pea Mee Mee & Pea Sadie from

Anywho…yes, I’m still alive.  Had a zillion things going on…this week is a little quieter but then again not really.  Last week was K-man’s field trip, fall festival at the kids school, K-man’s birthday party…and you know how it goes…the prep and stuff to get/do for those kinds of things just takes up almost as much or more time than the actual event. 

I could go into all kinds of details but it would take up way too much time and (probably) be boring to most of you.  LOL. 

For now I’ll just stick with the basics: I’m alive, I’m busy, and I miss ya’ll…which is why I popped in to say hello.  Some of you folks could stand to do the same…*hint hint* 

From experience, the longer you wait between posts, the harder it is to jump back into it.  lol.  I used to do that in my journals.  Write regularly for awhile and then skip a year or so and try to catch up with a crazy long update.  Haha.  Actually, those crazy updates were kinda funny since the things I always decided were important to update were who I now liked or why it was the same one (IF it was the same one…hahah).  The munchkin, she is following in my footsteps…convinced that all the boys in her class are in love with HER and even fifth graders are in love with her.  LOL…I told her that I could speak from experience and say that the only fifth graders who would like a second grader are probably very desperate.  Bwahaha.  Yes, I’m mean. 

You just now figured that out?  Munchkin REALLY thinks so…especially since I made her work on her report on bald eagles tonight instead of playing.  And she griped and complained and whined for two hours instead of working on it, so I told KC that tomorrow, instead of watching a movie, she gets to stay upstairs and work on her report.  And then HE said I’m mean. 

Here’s what I say…Munchkin’s teacher intimidates me (she’s very nice, really, and Munchkin likes her, but I just get the feeling that she could be tough) and I don’t want to have to explain to her why Munchkin’s report is late…so I’m going to make sure it’s NOT late.  HAHA.

Okay, somehow this post grew…so I’m going away now. 

Monday, October 03, 2011


No, it’s not me retiring from blogging…although as busy as I’ve been, perhaps I should…lol!  I haven’t even had time all weekend to get on the computer at ALL, so I’m a little late posting about this, but it’s Monday now and I’m trying to get caught up, so here’s what I’ve got to share:


Yep, Sweet Tomato Designs is retiring from designing.  I am so bummed but this is a great sale!!!  And you don’t want to miss it because this is it.  And her designs are awesome!  Digi land is losing a great one.  =(  So grab some of them while you still can!!  (Image is linked to her store!) 

Hurry, her shop will close after 10/9! 

(Oh, and the discount is applied after you put items in your cart, so don’t panic if you don’t see the sale when you are browsing through her store…it’s there)

And now I’m off to try to get caught up on the REST of my stuff that I’m behind on….