summer’s resolution

New Year’s Resolution?! Pph, how boring is that?! It is now time for my yearly summer resolution. “I will not stress over small things. ” Twenty two pairs of socks scattered over my house are small things, arguments over whose turn it is to watch are small things, calling one another birdbrain is a small thing (sorry, sweet husband o’ mine, need to work on my temper!), poking your brother in the ribcage is a small thing, running the dishwasher two times a day is a small thing, running the clothes washer two times a day is a small […]

Happy Holidays!

No, I am not crazy. I know that it is not the Halloween-through-New-Year’s time just yet. I just wanted to take time to acknowledge the holidays for my dear Jewish friends – it is time for their High Holy Days, the time between their New Year and Day of Atonement, which are occuring between September 18 – September 28 this year. I always envied the Jews when I was younger – they are my reason for saying “God meant us to party!” (Not that the Day of Atonement is a party, to be sure). They have more celebrations, I believe, […]

My third boy…

My third boy, Will, is quite the talker. It is kind of cute, but sometimes we just need some peace and quiet. I guess he gets it from my husband, because I have never been a huge talker. Luke, my middle son, who also happens to be my quietest, will cover his ears sometimes and tell me, “Mom, make him be quiet!” Very difficult to do… My husband Mike had an inspiration this weekend while he and my other sons were subjected to this unending commentary by Will on the road. “All right, boys. Let’s play the quiet game! Let’s […]

Not very musical, but I do love music!

All right, so I found out how to post a playlist. Movin’ on up, to the 21st century! Thank you to my music fanatic friend Leslie… As you can probably tell, I love Brad Paisley because he is so “real” and because he is married to the actress in one of my favorite movies “Father of the Bride”. Oh, yeah, plus I like his voice and music. Does he write his own songs? If you know, let me know, ‘kay? I also love Christian music for its inspiration and hope. I do like lots of other music, though. It is […]

Catchin’ up…

Well, it has been about a month now since I last posted. I am quite the undisciplined blogger, but I choose to forgive myself, and hope you will, too. The very thing I feared has come to pass. Our crazy like a fox president has just smilingly forced through a huge “stimulus” package that will bring us ever closer to looking, acting, smelling like socialist Europe. He has already reversed the “no funds for international abortions” executive order that President Bush signed in, and now he wants to overhaul healthcare. What crazy parallel universe am I living in? No doubt, […]