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

Saturday, January 26, 2008

you are sooooo lucky!!

You just don't know how lucky you are!!


Because it is 12:20AM and I need to stay up till 8AM to get myself ready to go to work tonight....That means that I have 7 and 1/2 hours to kill!! HEEheehee.

So, let's see if I can come up with something entertaining to share...

This came to me with a warning about the effects of swallowing chewing gum.

Now, to finish off my Q&A Meme

Stephanie said...
Me first, Me first! lol

How did you and Subvet meet?

Well, since I have some time on my hands here I thought I'd tackle this question and actually give you the in-depth version of this story. Subvet picked my you'll know why.

Back in December of 97 Subvet and I were both in the same chat room on AOL. It was for members of a certain 12 step program. He was trying to get a date with this woman and asked members for advice. I was the only one who spoke up. We started IMing and chatting in private chat rooms and hit it off. (The woman never gave him the time of day) Then we started calling each other. I lived in Texas, he in Conneticut. We fell in love over the phone and over my Spring Break (I was in nursing school) he flew to Texas to meet. We spent a week together. He had to change his flight home twice because we just couldn't get to the airport in time, we seemed to have a lot to talk about and neither was interested in shutting up long enough for him to get going. Then April first 1998 he moved to Texas because it was cheaper than paying his phone bill. He proposed Feb 14, 1999 and we were married July 17, 1999. The first 2 years were the hardest as we had a few --ahem-- differences to work through. Different generations (baby boomer, the no-name generation aka those just before the GenXers), different cultures (military vs civilian), different regions (Southern lady, Yankee stud) name just a few.
I suppose the rest is history.

Infantry Dad said...
Me second ooh ooh me second,
Is the hokey pokey realy what it's all about?

absolutely! That's what the song says, right??

My Dad once asked what does a 45 year old man want with a 23 year old girl anyway?? To which Subvet and I just wink and smile. I mean WHAT DO YOU THINK??

corme said...
What made you want to start blogging?

First off, corme, thanks for de-lurking!! I'm glad you came by and left this question.

Subvet had started blogging about Oct of 06. During the summer of 07 he started talking about how I should get a blog. I agreed and he set me up. At the time I was a stay at home mom with my 3rd preemie and not getting out of the house hardly at all due to the logistics of 3 babies vs 2 hands. Subvet was working nights and those nights were long and lonely for me. I told him that I felt like I had a lot to say and no one to say it to. Remember, all of my kids are delayed and none were talking at that time. Now Sonshine will talk the ears off a donkey, but not back then. When I decided to start this blog I set out with 1 particular goal in mind. I was going to keep it funny or inspirational. Everything in life can be seen as amusing if you can only find the right perspective. But it is hard for me to see that perspective. I've fought depression off and on throughout my whole life. Blogging has helped me to find the bright side of things...first just to have something to post about, but it becomes a habit. I go through my day thinking "That'll make a good's how it should be written...yeah, now THAT'S FUNNY!" This post is a perfect example. When I first saw the disaster area I was upset, tired, cranky. Then I thought...this could be a post, so I went and got my camera and started taking pics and writing the post in my mind. As the events unfolded I started smiling at the absurdity of the situation. By the time I saw the moon come out I was laughing out loud. Blogging has not only given me A) something to do on those long lonely nights (like tonight), B) friends to talk to when everyone else is asleep, C) a community to belong to, D) a creative outlet for a type of art I never knew I had talent in, but also it has E) completely changed my attitude toward life. I have truly been blessed by blogging.

Diane J. said....
If expense was no object, what's your favorite meal?


My fav restaurant is Pappadeaux. It's about the best cajun food you can find this far north and west of New Orleans. My favorites would be gumbo with rice, Jambalaya, Crawfish Etoufee' and Boudin. Dang, now I'm HUNGRY!!!! Oh annd of course Red beans and rice!!....and of course shrimp Po' Boys.....and....well, you get the picture.

2 questions for you folks.

1) What do you put on your grits????
2) How did Po' Boys get their name??

Cookie said....

Secondly...didn't yur mother ever warn ya about Submariners?

We'd never come across such a thing before and were caught completely unawares......

Ma Kettle (who is PenofJen in disguise) said...
1) Do you really understand how much you have touched the hearts of fellow bloggers?

nope. Not a clue. Have I touched anyone? Really??

I really don't think about touching others. This blog is for me. It helps me deal with my life and teaches me how to keep smiling through all things. We are told in the Bible to praise God in ALL situations. Getting cranky isn't praising God, but how to be able praise when all you see is hardship? In writing these posts and making myself stay funny/inspirational for the posts I have learned how. Not all the time every time, but I have learned the truth of what my Grandma tried to teach me 20 years ago. "You decide what kind of day you're going to have every morning. You can get glad in the same shoes you got mad in."

2) If you could be poor(with the knowledge you have) or wealthy, which would it be and why?

Well, the honest answer to this is that I really don't care. Money is not the measure of sucess. My children's happiness is. As long as we don't want for any necessities, (which I haven't once since we got married) money is just a means to an end. And any left over at the end of the month is just icing on the cake. I'd love to travel, I'd love to go on a cruise....but if I spend the rest of my life without acheiving those but rather plugging away little by little at our debt then that's ok too. You don't need Mickey Mouse to make happy memories with your kids.

5) Did you know I just tagged you???

Well, I guess I do now huh? Let's see if I can do this meme inside a that allowed in the rules?? Oh well, wouldn't be the first time I broke a rule or two.

The Book Meme

1)One book that changed your life: This is hard to answer. I can't honestly say that the Bible changed my life as I've read it ALL my life so nothing's changed. I would have to say Ordeal by Innocence which is the first Agatha Christie book I ever read. It introduced me to mysteries which are my favorite type of book (see the answers to #9) and it started my very first official "collection"....of which I now have several (see the answers to #9).

2) One book that you have read more than once: There are many. All of my Agatha Christie Books, All of the Harry Potter Books and I Hear Adventure Calling by Emilie Loring.

3) One book you would want on a desert island: How to get off a Desert Island for Dummies.

4) One book that made you laugh: Anything by Janet Evanovich...unfortunately they also made me EAT! So I had to stop reading them so much.

5) One book that made you cry: Where the Red Fern Grows. It's on my short list of permanently unfinished books because I end up crying so hard I can't read the words.

6) One book you wish you'd written: Simple Abundance, A daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I'd have made it a little funnier and had Mary Englebreit illustrate it!

7) One book you wish had never been written: The Joy of Gay Sex

8) One book you're reading: Right now I'm on my 2nd or 3rd trip through the Harry Potter Series. I'm currently on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

9) One book you're going to read: Geez, I have a whole wish list on anything I haven't previously read by Agatha Christie, Sue Grafton (whenever they come out), Janet Evanovich (ditto), Jennifer Chiaverini, Lillian Jackson Braun, Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, or Earlene Fowler (Benni Harper Series).

I just finished 2 Memes!! YES!

So, who's gonna tag me next?? BRING IT ON!

To tag folks. I'm going to encourage everyone to do the question meme, but I won't tag anyone as some may not want to answer just any question that comes by.

For the book meme I'm going to tag Linda, Cookie, Subvet, Pinky, and Diane J. Have fun!!


Penless Thoughts said...

Sarah - I absolutely loved this post and your answers!!! I especially am inpressed how God has used your blog, and the many friends you've made, to encourage you to see the joy of the Lord and the glass half-full!! I also feel like I got to "know" you a lot better.

diana said...

all very interesting. especially how you and subvet met. i don't think i've ever talked to anyone who actually met and married through the internet.

you asked what my secret was (to the length of my marriage)... i don't think there is any secret - or easy answer. part of it is finding the right person and the other part is learning to look at the world together and living joyfully in that world.

i love your reason for blogging, too :]

mommyof5 said...

Thank you for answering my question. I left you a post on the that blog you did that day. I totally understand. How old are your little ones now? You have 2 boys and a girl? How early were they born? Do you want anymore?

Diane J. said...

Thanks for the award. I'll add it to my awards page and acknowledge it on my next post. I'll also do the book meme, as well as another couple of memes I've been tagged to do.

Good job answering your questions. Hope you settle in with you job soon and get your sleeping/waking hours straightened out. Glad everyone seems to be feeling better now. Talk about a trial by fire (or puke and diarrhea!) for Subvet.

Happy weekend! ;o)


Ma Kettle said...

By far this is the most delightful post that I have read in quite some time!

I am smiling and giggling all the way to the comment section!

Oh and you really do make my day, you really do touch my heart. I reflect on when my kids were small nearly every post that you write about your gang of cuties! Thank you!

So an award in the comment section...minus the hoopla!! Most delightful post of the Day award...just made up by aka lady!

Anonymous said...

First...a book meme??? I'm not what you would call a "reader". I'll give it a go.
Second, a po'boy got it's name because back in the day it was the only food poor boys could afford. (?) Right? I dunno.
Hey, seriously, I loved your answer about rich or poor. I had to think long and hard on that one.

Linda said...

What an excellent post! I loved reading how you and Subvet met (all good things come from Connecticut, dontchaknow?) even though I had heard the Reader's Digest version at one point. I also enjoyed hearing how it was that you started blogging and what it was that you hoped to accomplish with this blog. I think you've managed to do both quite nicely!

Love the book meme and it's one I will be happy to do even though it's been awhile since I've actually read a book! Still, that doesn't mean that I've never read a book so I can actually do this!