My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Alphabet Soup (J...) and Tiny Talk Tuesday


. This is where I seem to be spending most of my time here lately. The funny thing is that I don't do a lot of cooking. Subvet uses his nights on the weekend to make some meat and veggies for us for the week. Mostly I'm just heating and fixing and feeding and cleaning and sweeping and moping and doing laundry (it's in the kitchen too). The old addage about barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen isn't too far from the truth. :-) The funny thing is my kitchen is the only room in the house that looks just like it did when we moved in. I've never decided on what to do with it, so it sits. It's got a fairly cute border and curtains. And Subvet won't let me paint the cabinets so I really can't come up with a good alternative. I'd love to paint the cabinets a light color with stensils in the middle of each and paint the walls a slightly darker color......or any of several other scenarios depending on how much money I'm dreaming with. :-) But, for now I spend a good portion of my time in a room I didn't decorate....

L is for Lovely Little Lite-brite (remember those?)

I took this picture today. Can you guess what the high is today based on her outfit? 84. yup Perfectly ridiculous.
Cute outfit though huh? And if it wasn't for this heat wave she'd never wear it.

Laundry. Laundry is strange. It's never "done". Ever. As soon as you get everything washed, dried, folded, and put take off your clothes and poof. There's more laundry to do. Of course, I never get everything washed, dried, folded and put away all on the same day. Takes me on average 3-4 days to get all those steps done (sometimes longer)...and by then, guess what!.... the hamper's full.

. I love being married. I really do. I had a rather lonely childhood and the fact that there is someone around daily who (most of the time) wants to talk to me is a real thrill. And we talk a LOT. We talk about anything and everything, from do the Wiggles really play their instruments, to how many guns we're gonna buy if Hilary gets the nomination (ie before she takes away our right to bear arms), and everything in between. Just knowing that there is a partner there to share all that comes my way is a great joy to me. Besides, he's a really great guy!! :-)

. A phrase I never thought I'd want my kids to say. It's actually part of a song in the Christmas program this year. And they are really suppossed to wave their hands by their cheeks and make faces when they say it. It just blows me away every time I get there that I'm teaching this. Then I laugh and go on to the next song's motions. The boys are doing very well and I'm sure will be perfect little sheep, standing exaclty on their "spot" and following every motion. Well, they'll be cute and entertaining at any rate. :-)

TINY TALK TUESDAY is upon us. Go see Mary at Not Before 7 to see more of this fun event.

OK, see the picture? My kids for some reason love to play with water. As in they take a big drink from their sippy-cups, then spit the water out in various ways making a variety of sounds and messes. Sonshine thinks singing and gargling *at the same time* are the height of fun. So, one of the hooligans has managed to get this magnadoodle wet. Specifically the boy on the right side.

Sonshine tells me:
"The big little boy momma, the big little boy needs a tissue. YES! Momma, the big little boy needs a tissue, he has SNOTS!"

Snots are big in my house, what can I say.


Diane J. said...

I could eat Sugars up with a spoon, she's so stinkin' cute!

And I regret to say that with my combination sinus infection/bronchitis, snots are big at my house right now too.


MightyMom said...

well, ours is allergies and not likely to leave anytime soon with this weirdo weather!

aint' she just??

jennifer said...

Love M and snots and of course anytime baby needs a sitter...

Fun, and I agree with the laundry...

So hot here too, global warming is true!!!Lol

Anonymous said...

She's adorable!
Eyeyeeye, please, no baby fever!

Hey, I live in my kitchin. All I need is a pillow, TV, my computer, and I'm good to go!

Cookie..... said...

Love the "jackalope" fact I've got one one the wall behind me watchin my every move. As you know, they are illegal to shoot (at least in NY), but this one attacked me during it's mating season so I had to dispatch it to Jackalope heaven and onto my wall... ;-)

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon MightyMom,
I love reading your alphabet soup. I can relate on the M part. I love being married also. I have a wonderful hubby. Even if we aren't talking, I can just look over there see him and know he is there. Something about that just gives me peace. Your little girl is a beauty. I remember when mine were they age. Sometimes I still wish they were still that age. Mine always liked to sneak off in the bathroom and play in the sink faucett with the water. And, I remember the snotty noses. I've been through plenty of them with the girls. They are just not as bad now. I hate doing laundry also. Wish I could just snap my fingers and walla it is done. LOL. I would love to have a gourmet kitchen someday with the granite countertops and all. I do have a stainless steel double door with water and ice through the door hubby bought me last year in July. I want a complete stainless steel kitchen too. Hey, if I'm gonna dream, might as well dream big huh? LOL. It has been in the 70's here the last couple of days. I've had the air-conditioner on quiet a bit too. It is suppose to turn colder later on tonight though. Well take care my friend and have a great Wednesday and God Bless You.

Karen H.

Stephanie said...

Well, you can always change out the knobs--the home stores always have really cute ones.

And even if the curtains are okay, just try a different color. Just a little change can make enough of a difference to soothe your spirit for a while.

Someday you'll be able to take a nice, long hot bath in peace and you won't know how to act!