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."
Anonymous

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

Monday, March 31, 2008

Pie and Hot Dogs

So Subvet and I got in an argument tonight.

I mean it was a real catfight.

He made an apple pie, his first ever. It was very good......

TILL

He suggested I put a slice of cheddar cheese on it!!!


WHAT??? YUK!!!!

The only thing I want to see on a plate with pie is Ice Cream.


Well, from then on we were at the races. I'd like to say I won, but I'm not sure it's true.....

Here are a few of the things we've argued about over the years. Feel free to leave your "vote" or answer to each one in the comments!

1) What do you put on a hot dog?

Mom - mustard, relish, ketchup OR chili and cheese

Subvet - sauerkraut and chopped onions

2) How to offer a beverage

Mom - Would you like a coke? What kind? I have Sprite or Dr Pepper

Subvet - Can I get you a soda?

3) Sausage

Mom - Summer or Cajun or Boudin please

Subvet - Keilbasa

4) Ice Cream

Mom - Blue Bell ONLY

Subvet - it's cold, right?

5) How to eat chili

Mom - goes good on anything: noodles, mac n cheese, hamburgers, hot dogs, fritos, bread, cornbread....

Subvet - in a bowl with a spoon.

(So, where are you from and what would you say?)

Magic Moments Monday

Remember my little lady?

Her last name is hard to pronounce. I had her repeat it to me several times till I got it right and worked very hard at remembering it just right. Everyone else up there she's told to call by her first name....but not me. Is it because I'm the only one who says her last name correctly?

My last name is also hard to pronounce, as was my maiden name. It's irritating to have folk call you by the "wrong" name over and over. Even though to them it's "close enough" or "you know who I mean" None of us picked our names. But we would all like to be called by the correct name. Don't be afraid to ask before you slaughter it....but then make a point of repeating it correctly.

Also, give compliments freely and routinely.

This same lady, she weighs >250lbs and is paralyzed on one side. It's safe to say that she doesn't feel particularly pretty. I noticed that she started getting down a couple of weeks ago. Being stuck in bed using a bedpan, then having a nurse clean you up will do that to you pretty quick. Just on a lark I started saying "Hello Beautiful!" every time I walked in her room. You would be amazed at how she lights up. Usually with a "guffaw" and a laugh, a shake of her head... but she lights up all the same.
We all respond to compliments in the same way. Even somewhat silly ones.

Spreading the smiles is what it's all about!

Now go see Stephanie for more Magic Moments Monday posts!

Thesaurus Thursday Winners




Cookie..... said...
Impuissant- A dumb French cat

Diane J. said...
Imbricate: The act of flinging bricks at an offending party.

Usage: Leroy thought he done got away till the gang proceeded to imbricate him upside the head.








imbricate - 1) overlapping in sequence, as tiles on a roof. 2) overlapping like tiles, as scales or leaves. 3) to overlap.

impuissant - feeble; weak.



Sad to say no one knew our words this week, so we've all learned 2 new words. Use them well and come on back next Thursday!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

I can see the headline now!

Minor arrested for assult on a Law Enforcement Officer.



Here's the story:

We have a bunch of solicitors come through our town. And they're quite aggressive. So some schmuck supposedly from TXU came this afternoon. Subvet called the police-nonemergency number and notified them.

LEO rings doorbell, Subvet answers says come in as I'm making supper and we can talk in the kitchen.

On her way through the living room this civil servant gets rammed full speed in the knees by my 3 year old (this is Gator-boy's version of "hug")

(We like cops at my house, they "keep us safe")

So, a question for all you current and past LEO's out there......

Do they make handcuffs to fit a 3 year old Alligator?

:-)

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Flag.

Well, y'all had some good guesses out there about the flag on my dining room table..but I'm afraid the answer is much less important that that.


1 - We have a flagpole in front of our house

2 - We do not have that flagpole lit at night

3 - Subvet brings in the flag at sundown and folds it correctly (this is how ALL American Flags are to be folded, not just funeral flags), then lays it on the dining room table till morning when he replaces the flag on the pole.

4 - I work nights and keep mostly to my night schedule when off work.

6 - All my pictures are therefore taken in the dead of night, so any that show my dining room table will show the flag.

:-)

You were mostly right though. We fly our flag out of Patriotism to our country and in honor of all members of the US Military, past, present and future.

Thanks for all the great guesses!

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

I have been working on finishing a few items this year. Hooray!! I finished another one.





These are napkins that I made this week. They are double sided made out of left over flannel that I had. I have 10 of them, they don't all match...but I've never been one for matchy matchy stuff anyway :-)

(I'm waiting for someone to ask me why there's always a folded flag in the pics of my dining room table......can you guess the reason??)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday

Just in case this is your first time by here on a Thesaurus Thursday, the "rules" of Thesaurus Thursday are as follows:

First and foremost, leave as many funny definitions for either word (or both) as you can think up in the comments!! The ones that make me laugh the hardest will be given the Silly Goose Award.


Next, if you know (or think you know) the true definitions without looking them up then be sure and leave those in the comments too!! All definitions that are correct (or close enough for government work and Mighty Mom) will win the Smarty Pants Award!


Awards will be given out in Monday's post, so don't forget to come and see if you won!

This week's words are:


imbricate

impuissant

Meme: Passion Quilt

Cookie tagged me for this meme.
I had a very hard time narrowing down what I thought was most important for students today to learn. Especially since I would for sure agree with what Cookie put as his! (And my oldest can prove that...) But here is my contribution to this Passion Quilt.


A PASSION QUILT

THE RULES:

1) Post a picture or make/take/create your own that captures what YOU are most passionate for students to learn about.

2) Give your picture a short title.

3) Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt.”

4) Link back to this blog entry.

5) Include links to 5 (or more) educators.

I have 2, *breaking yet another rule...*

"Thank You"


"Firm Foundation"

the Quotations:

Patrick Henry

"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? ... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."

- Patrick Henry, "Give me Liberty or Give Me Death", March 23, 1775.



John Hancock

"Some boast of being friends to government; I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny."

- John Hancock, March 5, 1774, Oration on the Anniversary of the Boston Massacre of 1770

Samuel Adams

"Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty."

- Samuel Adams, "American Independence," Speech delivered at the State House in Philadelphia, August 1, 1776


George Washington

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."

- George Washington, First President of the United States, speech to both Houses of Congress, Jan. 8, 1790

James Madison

"Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. ... In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."


- James Madison, Federalist Papers, number 51


Thomas Jefferson

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"

- Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Franklin

""Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter. "

- Benjamin Franklin, Letter on the Stamp Act, July 1, 1765

(both of these posters and many more can be purchased at founders of america)


I believe these are self explanatory and won't "gild the lily" as Subvet often says.

Who to tag?

PenofJen

Subvet

AirbornePoppa

Linda

Diane J.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sarah's Simple Sewing Secrets.

How to sew, lesson 1,

Getting Started and Disclaimer.




We'll start with the disclaimer.

There are some sewers out there who will tell you that everything in sewing must be exact. You must measure exactly, cut precisely and sew straight, even stitches.....always making sure you have 13,942 stitches per inch.

I Don't Sew Like That!

Here's my philosophy (big words make it sound more important!)


During every sewing project I have ever done (that's a LOT folks), there comes a point in time when it becomes tedious and boring. I believe this is the reason why when my Mimi died she left an entire bedroom piled 3 feet high with half completed craft projects. (I'm serious...I was 5 and remember the piles of stuff as tall as I was when we cleaned that room out....you couldn't see the floor anywhere!!)

So, how to keep from putting your project down never to return to it when it starts to get boring?? This is especially hard for youngsters.

Keep it simple, Keep it fun, Keep successes coming.


If you are told to rip out a seam and sew it over repeatedly so it'll be exactly straight you may become a better sewer....but you're more likely to learn to hate sewing.

Keep it simple and don't dwell on the details. Those will come later. It is more important that you had fun making the project than that every detail is perfect.

I've always found comfort in the Amish view of sewing/quilting. They intentionally put a "mistake" in every quilt they sew. Now if you've ever seen an Amish made quilt you know they are about the best quilters anywhere, so why would they make intentional mistakes??

"Because only God can make something that is perfect."
Remember that! It's important!!

One way to Keep it Fun is to learn together. If your little one wants to learn to sew and you don't know how then I'd suggest each of you make a pillow and glory in each other's successes.

I break my projects down into small steps in my mind. Then I have "success" when each step is completed. Literally in my head it's "Ok, I've cut it out, that's the first step DONE! Yeehaw!"

This breaks up the monotony and keeps me interested in the project longer.



Getting Started.


Our project for the purpose of this tutorial will be a small pillow. Pillows are great starter projects, for either hand or machine sewing. All that's needed are long straight seams. When you get good at those then move on to curves, but most everything you need to know can be learned by making a pillow.

I try to keep costs down and if you're not a sewer you probably don't have some of the "sewing stuff" lying around your house. So I'm gonna give more everyday options for things when I can. Also, I'm going to show you how to make this pillow by hand, I figure most folk who have a sewing machine already know how to sew....

Things you need to gather to get started:

fabric - it needs to be a little more than twice as big as you want your pillow to be. (your pillow can be either a square or a rectangle in a size of your choice). Here's a Keep It Fun hint. If you loooooove the fabric then you'll be happier working with it for the time needed to complete this project. (Remember to let the sewer pick the fabric....don't pick it for them!)

scissors - these need to be sharp or they'll fray your fabric. Cutting paper dulls scissors so most sewers keep a pair just for fabric.

thread - can be any color any type. I usually go for the "all purpose/dual duty" thread at Walmart. Typically it's a good idea to match the thread to the fabric....but really you can use whatever you like or have at hand.

ruler - the clear plastic quilting rulers are nice, but not necessary. Any ruler or yard stick will do ya fine. You just need a straight edge.

needles - I recommend getting a package of assorted craft/sewing needles. You're going to want one that has a sharp point, but is big enough to see the hole and for your youngun to hold onto. (no, we're not going to look at the hole to thread the needle, but if it's big enough to see then it'll be easier for a beginner to thread) Also know that it is common to drop needles so you need a backup (although I will show you how to prevent most lost needles later)

marking pen or pencil - my favorite is the blue-ink water erasable quilting pens or the white dressmaker's pencils. (white for dark fabrics, blue for all others) But, if you have washable markers that come out of clothing well when washed then you can use those and not buy something new.

sewing pins - these are not a necessity, but I recommend them. If your sewer is on the younger side or you have smaller ones that might "find" the pins then skip them entirely, this project can be done just as easily without them. (you can use safety pins too!)

stuffing - I like the poly-fill (or polyester fiberfill), it comes in a bag. You can use the preformed pillows...but then you'll have to be much more exact in the making of your pillow and hey! Lumps add character :-)

OK, folks, I think that's about it. You go and collect your things (ie complete step 1, Yeehaw!) and meet me back here next week to cut out our pillows.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

rain! and fun




We got a phone call from a friend in SC asking if we had ocean front property yet....

Not quite but it did rain a fair bit last week, as you can see!!!


I saw this sign on our way to the big egg hunt/picnic at the boys' Sunday School teacher's house......

ANOTHER posts I was supposed to post on Monday!

OK, well, I knew I was forgeting something this morning...


Thesaurus Thursday Answers and Winners!!!!!


agrimony -


any plant belinging to the genus Agrimonia, of the rose family, esp. the perennial A eupatoria, having pinnate leaves and small, yellow flowers.







ailurophile - a person who likes cats. (it's antonym ailurophobe - 1) a person who has an abnormal fear of cats 2) a person who detests cats.





Cookie..... said...
Agrimony- What a farmer pays his Ex Wife.

Jungle Mom said...
Ailurophile...One addicted to ale???





Stephanie said...
Oh, I think I know one of this week's words--Ailurophile is a person who loves cats.



Congratulations to all winners!!

Tiny Talk Tuesday




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



Subvet walks in coatless from the pouring rain quite wet.

Sonshine:

It's raining outside!!

(mom: yes, it is)

Daddy is wet!!

(mom: yes, he is wet)

Daddy is wet with the rain!!!

(mom: yes dear, it's raining hard out there)

Daddy needs a umbrella!!!!

(Daddy looks at mommy and says "Not a Word!!)

(mommy thinks Sonshine was right.......Daddy frequently goes out without coat or umbrella....... )

Coming Attractions

Over the next few weeks I will be putting up Introductory lessons to teach children to sew. Starting at the VERY beginning and going a baby step at a time. I would suggest starting at around age 5-7, or when there is enough hand/eye coordination to string small beads. This will be instead of Sarah's Simple Sewing secrets posts. Any of you folks who can also sew are invited to add any helpful hints in the comments. Any of you folks who can not sew are invited to try and learn and leave any questions in the comments.

This should be fun for us all.

The Posts I was supposed to post on Monday

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as of Sun night I was 1.2lbs lighter....as of Mon night (the OFFICIAL weighin) I am the same. Exactly the same as last Mon. :-P

Gonna try and walk more this week. Will let you know how that goes.


MAGIC MOMENTS MONDAY!

Over the 10+ years that Subvet and I have been together he has sent me many many flower bouquets. Each one came with a well worded, heart felt message on the card. I have kept every card. A few are on my mirror, such as "Where ever you go, that's where my heart is." and "You're the best and that's what you deserve." There's also the one I got while in a particularly bad work situation that said "Remember, kick butt and take names....and if you get busy then don't bother taking names." (I think I blogged about that situation once, but can't find the post amongst all 370 of my other posts......danger of being prolific I guess)

Just little words of encouragement from the hubby that brighten my day.

What gets you through a tough day??

Go to Scraps and let us know!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Remember On this Easter Weekend

Only 2 people have ever volunteered to die for you.

Jesus Christ

and

Each member of the American Military

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday Hint!!

here's a hint for Thesaurus Thursday this week.

ailurophile and it's antonym ailurophobe are favorite words of one of my favorite authors Lillian Jackson Braun.

ANOTHER SOLDIER'S SAFE!!

I've been waiting for a certian email before posting this.............

I just got that email.

It said:

"MM,

Just got in about an hour ago. Put your dancing shoes on. Safe and sound, Boots on the Ground!!!

He arrived at 0441 hrs. Wednesday.

ABNPOPPA."


So, what would you do to show your support for our soldiers and thier families??

Think about it, to what extent would you go to show your love, appreciation and support for these fine men and women and the families they leave behind to keep you safe?


Would you make a complete fool out of yourself on the WORLD wide web??


Think before you answer.....that's a LOT of people watching your foolishness.

Well, that's just what I've done.


When Airbornedad told us that his son SPC Mark Middlebrook was home safe from "the litter box" I was so overjoyed that I danced and sang!!

Tis a very very happy dance.

I've never met Airbornedad or his family...but I was overjoyed at his son's safe return.

Now, there've been requests to see this happy dance of mine (I DON'T know why!!) from Infantry Dad (when his son makes it home) and AirbornePoppa whose son should be arriving LATER THIS WEEK!!!

I'm rather shy folks and really didn't wanna show the world my dance. But by golly if a soldier can leave his family and go directly into harm's way for me, I guess I can dance publicly for them when they make it home.

So, I've danced, and recorded it, and uploaded it.......
and here you go.



To each of the soldiers that have just made it home, this is my way of saying

THANK YOU!!!

I really, truly am glad that you're back on American soil.



(it's ok to laugh, I do everytime I see it!)

God Bless each of our soldiers and their families.

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

I have been working on finishing a few items this year. During my 4 day "vacation" I finished another one.







This is Gator-boy's baby quilt. Well, he's 3. I finished Sonshine's quilt for his first birthday.....at this rate Sugars will get her baby quilt sometime around the start of 3rd grade!

chit chat

OK, y'all've left me a few questions that I haven't answered.....


diana said...
i think it's great having your blog up on the computer. does any of your co-workers mind?

Nope, but it's "against the rules"

great pictures. but why do you have more of sugars than the boys? have they been slighted in this process?

Not bloody likely. We have a bunch of pictures of the boys and none (till now) of her. Especially with school pictures, so I decided to get a few of her alone to even out the score a bit.

MammyT said...
Your kids don't look like they have special needs. They look healthy and normal to me. (?)

Well, you wouldn't know till you tried to talk to them. Their special needs are in the form of developmental delays particularly speech. The boys quite possibly have a mild form of autism. For example, Gator is 3 and should at this point be talking using 3 word phrases and have about 100 words. Well, he has about 25 words and has two 2 word phrases, all the rest of his communication is done using single words, gestures and crying. He went for his 3 year check up today. Our Pediatrician had a Nurse Practitioner student working with him so we let her see Gator, then the Pedi followup. She was asking Gator if it was ok for her to look in his ears. He just looked at her and smiled. She kept talking to him and asking. I finally had to tell her that he wasn't going to talk to her and to just do her thing. (ouch...sigh).

Stephanie said:
Does that little Sugars EVER have a frown on her face?

only when she is hungry or exceptionally tired. She like her brothers before her is generally a happy baby.

Now, for a book review.

If you ever go looking for a good book, I recommend Alexander McCall Smith's series The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

From the 3rd book in the series Morality for Beautiful Girls that I just finished I must share the following:

"She had a taste for sugar, however, and this meant that a doughnut or a cake might follow the sandwich. She was a traditionally built lady, after all, and she did not have to worry about dress size, unlike those poor, neurotic people who were always looking in mirrors and thinking that they were too big. What was too big, anyway? Who was to tell another person what size they should be? It was a form of dictatorship, by the thin, and she was not having any of it. If these thin people became any more insistent, then the more generously sized people would just have to sit on them. Yes, that would teach them! Hah!"

Thesaurus Thursday

Sooner or later I'm going to make a list of all the words I've used so far and their meanings. I keep running into the same words over and over.

Just in case this is your first time by here on a Thesaurus Thursday, the "rules" of Thesaurus Thursday are as follows:

First and foremost, leave as many funny definitions for either word (or both) as you can think up in the comments!! The ones that make me laugh the hardest will be given the Silly Goose Award.


Next, if you know (or think you know) the true definitions without looking them up then be sure and leave those in the comments too!! All definitions that are correct (or close enough for government work and Mighty Mom) will win the Smarty Pants Award!


Awards will be given out in Monday's post, so don't forget to come and see if you won!

This week's words are:


ailurophile


agrimony

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Calling All Supporters of our Troops!!!

If you support our troops and have not blythely forgotten that we have good men and women dying for us ........


GO TO THIS BLOG AND TELL THIS SOLDIER'S DAD THAT WE'RE STILL HERE, BEHIND OUR TROOPS 100 PERCENT!!!!!!!!!!


And here's something I totally agree with, think I'll go buy his book!!




Thanks Cookie for the video clip.

Sarah's Simple Sewing Secrets.

Well, I've decided to give y'all an open forum.

If you have any sewing/handcraft related questions leave them here and I'll do my best to find the answer for you and will post them in coming weeks.

They're Here

My wrinkledy pictures have arrived...wanna see?




Make a Wish Meme.

I asked Linda (the creator of this Meme) how many wishes I got and the answer was "as many as you think the star can handle".......Well, here's what I came up with...


Now it's your turn!

If you're reading this, YOU HAVE BEEN TAGGED! Each and every one of you!


The Rules

1. Think about what it is that you want more than anything, what your heart's desire and fondest wish is, and what it is that you would wish for if you were to see the above wishing star flame across the night sky.
2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic below.
3. Use a graphics program of your choice and place your wish on this picture:




4. Post the Make A Wish Meme and your wishing star on your blog along with these rules.
5. Tag as many people as you like so that there can be wishing stars all across the Blogosphere and ask them to please link back to me so that I can see what wishes others have made and share those wishes with others.
If you don't currently have a graphics program and aren't sure how to put your message on the picture you can either download one for free (I use IrfanView which is an image viewer but also allows you to customize and optimize your pictures) or email me at mouseski58@yahoo.com, tell me what you're wishing for, and I'll customize the picture for you and email it back to you so that you can then post it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to my NICU boy!!!!

Gator-boy began life 5 weeks early weighing 5lbs and 5oz, he was 16 1/2 inches long.



moments after birth








off the ventilator, still with a feeding tube







Mommy and me in the NICU trying to learn to eat and stay warm.






Mommy's taking my temperature in the NICU




















GOING
HOME
DAY!!
Mommy's holding my hand.. see my pants?? That was so they could strap me in the car seat while still on the monitors for 2 hours for a "car seat study" to make sure I'd survive the ride home.

I failed 2 car seat studies that day and ended up going home in not A) the convertible carseat that brother had used OR B) the infant "bucket" seat Mommy ran out and bought that day just to be able to get her boy home ....., but rather I got to ride in a CAR BED for the first 2 months of my life, and Mommy had a garage full of carseats there for awhile.




This is a carbed. (this is NOT me and Mommy, I was much smaller than that in my carbed)








Here I am finally home and in my bassonet. Mommy musta stole all my covers for the pic cuz she never let me go without being bundled up.








Here I am at my Birthday party, all grown up....a big 3 years old!!

















And, I got this cool idea from another March baby.....

jumping on the bandwagon

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I've followed Ellen on her Brown Plate Journey for awhile now and decided that I would jump in.

I have been ~ahem~ "working" at losing weight for 2 months now and am exactly 4.5lbs lighter....this means I've actually gained over the last month.

That cute picture is a button that will take you to the rules of this shindig, but basically it means that we are trying to lose weight by eating off of smaller plates, thereby "get portions under control and begin to lose weight without giving up cooking and eating the foods we love."

AND "Since accountability is essential in such matters, I'll be weighing in every Monday morning and I'll confess my weight loss (or lack thereof) in a regular Monday morning post."

Well, y'all know that Monday morning posts from me could come at any time during a week...but I will try to post my ups and downs weekly.

So, who's gonna jump in there with me?? Come on now.....hold your nose...close your eyes....and ....JUMP!!

Magic Moments Monday

OK, so it's Tuesday...what can I say??

Days are fluid when you work at night....even when on vacation!!

Here's the low-down on Magic Moments Mondays from Stephanie at Scraps

Magic Moments Monday

Welcome to the 3rd weekly edition of Magic Moments Monday. If you haven't participated before, here are the guidelines:

Mondays, for most people, are the "Ho hum, weekend's over, work is WORK, and can't wait 'til Friday" type of day. My intent is to help us begin our week with something positive, something to hold on to, to get us through the rest of the week. Your entry can be a Scripture verse, a quote, an insight, something that touched your life or changed the way you look at things. I expect some of the first entries to be from the past, until we learn to look each day for those magic moments that remind us how wonderful life really is.

Please leave a comment with a way to find your post, either the link through your signature, or insert the link, so we can all read your experience. Then, on your post, link back to this post, so others visiting you can participate if they'd like.
I hope to have us a logo by next week so you can post it on your site.




Going back to work after being home for 4 years is hard. It's hard to sleep when I hear the kids cry, it's hard to let Daddy handle all the bumps and booboos and fun. So, I've gotten into the habit of pulling my blog up on the screen at work. See, I don't have my own office or desk. I do have a picture of the kids on my locker, but I only see that twice a day...coming and going (while I'm trading my outside coat for my lab jacket and humming "Won't you be my neighbor"...) Since we use all computer charting I'm at the computer for a good bit of the night, and we have to have internet access to chart/get orders etc. heeheehee.......

So I just pull up my blog and have whatever is my current favorite picture on the screen, I look at it often during the night and remember that this is why I work. I work so that we can keep them in private Christian school, I work so that they can go to private therapy 6 times a week (Sonshine) and twice a week (Gator) and not have to be labeled "Special Ed" by the public schools. I work so that we can get out of debt and hopefully in about 4-5 years be able to move into a bigger house where the boys won't be sharing a room with each other and the girl won't be sharing a room with the computer and the sewing machine won't be in the living room and the dining table won't be in the kitchen...with the litter box........


Besides, look at this picture for a min or two and tell me it doesn't make you smile!!


So, what gets you through a "Monday"?????

Go to Scraps and read other Magic Moments Monday Posts!!

Tiny Talk Tuesday




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



We had a birthday party Saturday for me, Gator-boy and Sugars.

Sonshine kept saying it was HIS birthday!! When asked when his birthday was he'd tell you "November 25th" Then would sing Happpy Birthday to himself. He had to open every present with the birthday person and then played with them all!




He never did figure out that it wasn't his party after all!!

Yes, I know

It was hurting my eyes too!!

But I had to do SOMETHING for St Patrick's Day!! Especially since my Gator-boy missed being an "Irish baby" by 2 hours and 44 minutes......


Now onto answers and winners.

That baby was Mightymom. So Smarty Pants Awards to all who guessed right!

And Diane J knew what a peccary is so Smarty Pants to her too!!





Peccary


either of two pig-like mammals found in the Americas and having a dark grey coat with a white collar. also called javelina.








Pedagogue 1 a teacher, schoolteacher 2 one who is pedantic, dogmatic and formal.


OK, well, usually I only pick one winner per word, but competition was too tough this week so the Flock of Silly Geese are as follows


Pinky
peccary - the training school where young women go to learn to efficiently and effectively hen PECK their husbands into submission

Cookie
Peccary...a way of describing a Billy Goat with several penis's...

Airborne Poppa
Pedagogue is not where Jews park their bycycles. Peda is the Hebrew word for foot or feet. A pedagogue is where Jewish people put their feet during service. Like a kneeling rail in the Catholic Church!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thesaurus Thursday


Name that baby!






Just in case this is your first time by here on a Thesaurus Thursday, the "rules" of Thesaurus Thursday are as follows:

First and foremost, leave as many funny definitions for either word (or both) as you can think up in the comments!! The ones that make me laugh the hardest will be given the Silly Goose Award.


Next, if you know (or think you know) the true definitions without looking them up then be sure and leave those in the comments too!! All definitions that are correct (or close enough for government work and Mighty Mom) will win the Smarty Pants Award!


Awards will be given out in Monday's post, so don't forget to come and see if you won!

This week's words are:

peccary

pedagogue

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What day is it again???

Oh geeeeeeeeeeeee

So, did anyone miss the Thesaurus Thursday answers? Did you go and look them up yourself??


SORRY!!!


My brain seems to be slipping gears here....or at least skipping days.

remuda - a group of saddle horses from which ranch hands choose mounts for the day.


repechage - a trial heat for runners-up, as in rowing, to determine who will advance to the finals.




Diane and Bumblevee are Smarty Pants Winners. They both knew remuda




MammyT said...
remuda - (re mud' uh) The guy who comes in to do the drywall over, after you tried to do it yourself.

Stephanie said...
Repechage--to pechage over and over again.