Thursday, March 31, 2011

Little blue fingerprints...


...on the counter tops (please try not to be jealous of my awesome counters)...


...in front of the microwave...


..on the refrigerator...


...leading up to the stash of m&m's on top of the fridge...


...and the fingerprints may or may not be mine. I'll never tell.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I didn't mean to gone this long from blogging. It just kind of happened that way. I'll be honest, I haven't really been in a blogging mood. First, one of our ministers at church passed away unexpectedly (if you live in the area, you probably know that) and I was really, really sad about that. He was a great man who will be greatly missed. Right after his funeral, the kids and I left and enjoyed some glorious warm weather in south Texas. It was a great trip and much needed. The kids acted great 95% of the time. I'm pretty sure that even though Cason insists his best buddies are Haley and Chase, his two papas are REALLY his best buddies. I think I gave birth to my father in law and my dad's best friend. Cason has spent a lot of time since our return telling me how much he misses all the family in Texas. If it were up to him, all of his relatives would just live like in a compound all together.

And, oh, wouldn't THAT be fun?

My grandpa is sick. Not really sure what all else to say about that but that, from a completely selfish point of view, I'm almost 30 and still have all my grandparents. I know how blessed I am.

Trust me. I really, REALLY do know. Colin has only had one grandparent alive for quite some time so I really do appreciate that. And I'm not sure I'm ready for that change.

One of my dearest friends who has been in my life for 20 (!) years or so is also suffering from some health issues. I won't say much else (but if you want to pray for her, it's appreciated!) because it's not my story to tell. She has a positive attitude and her prognosis is excellent. Thank you Lord for medical advancements that let doctor's find cancer early!

And, while we're on the subject, can someone please do something about cancer? Honestly.

I totally didn't mean this to be such a Debbie Downer of a post. Just keepin it real, folks. Here in the next few weeks my baby is turning five and he's having an OKC Thunder party. Then there's this whole business about enrolling him in kindergarten. Next thing you know, he'll be wanting to borrow my car and going off to college.

Yikes.

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Here is something semi-fun. I did a little guest writing for my brother's movie blog (post should be up on Friday). It was fun and educational! Head over and show me some love. Nothing would please me more than getting more comments than he does.

Yes, I'm sort of a movie snob. Deal with it.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I'm thinking of making this a weekly feature. We'll see how it goes. Let's be honest here -- there is much we could cover on the subject of facebook etiquette. Don't even get me started on being political on facebook. And also? One word: farmville.

But what I want to discuss is when someone asks a question on facebook, and MULTIPLE people comment with THE EXACT same answer. I don't get it. It's like they just need others to know they also knew the answer.

EXAMPLE:

Emily White Does anyone know the location of The Really Cool Store?
Polly Esther It's located on the corner of 1st and 2nd Street
I.P. Freely On the corner of 1st and 2nd street
Joe Cool I've been there and I can also tell you that it's on the corner of 1st
and 2nd street.
Jane Doe I think it's on the corner of 1st and 2nd street. Haven't been there yet
but I'm dying to go!
Brittney Spears Yep! Everyone is right! It's on the corner of 1st and 2nd street!
Justin Beiber Look at the corner of 1st and 2nd street.
Michelle Obama On first street right by second street! LOVE that place!


What it really means:

Emily White Does anyone know the location of The Really Cool Store?
Polly Esther It's located on the corner of 1st and 2nd Street
I.P. Freely I may have hit "comment" the same time as Polly
Joe Cool I need everyone to know that I have been to The Really Cool Store
Jane Doe Invite me to go with you! I even know where The Really Cool Store is!
Brittney Spears Just wanted to let everyone know that I ALSO know where it's at.
Justin Beiber Please think I'm cool because I know the answer.
Michelle Obama Not only have I BEEN there, but I have been there enough to LOVE it so clearly I am the expert here.


Now if you are ADDING something new to the conversation that is totally acceptable.

Example:

Emily White Does anyone know the location of The Really Cool Store?
Polly Esther It's located on the corner of 1st and 2nd Street
I.P. Freely On the corner of 1st and 2nd street
Joe Cool I've been there and I can also tell you that it's on the corner of 1st
and 2nd street.
Jane Doe I think it's on the corner of 1st and 2nd street. Haven't been there yet
but I'm dying to go!
Brittney Spears Yep! Everyone is right! It's on the corner of 1st and 2nd street!
Justin Beiber Look at the corner of 1st and 2nd street.
Michelle Obama On first street right by second street! LOVE that place!
Jessica Anderson It's behind The Neat Place. And they only accept cash, so bring some with you!



So, even if you DO know the answer, you don't have to comment just to prove that you do.

What are your facebook pet peeves?






Wednesday, March 02, 2011

My general rule, or practice, regarding dinner around these parts is that if Cason doesn't like what I cook, he can make himself something else but I won't help him or make anything for him. He doesn't do that often but occasionally, he makes pbj or toast.

I made some chicken Santa Fe stew and he decided he would eat all the beans out of his and then make himself some toast. It's very frustrating to cook something and to not have anyone eat it (Colin is in baseball season and gone all the time) and pour half of it out. When he was making toast, Kendall asked him to make her some too (incidentally, she ate most of dinner), which he did. After the toast was done, Kendall ate two bites of hers and threw it away. Cason got really upset and said, "But I made that for her and she didn't even eat it! She just threw it away!"

Is it too young to teach him irony?