Monday, November 24, 2008

Running on Empty?

Are you a "panic manic?"
Are you a "worrier?" 
Or do you like to live on the edge? 
This is an unscientific poll to find out where I lie in the midst of you all. 

1. Can you not get to a gas station fast enough if you are about 3/4 of the way to EMPTY? 
2. Do you wait until the light comes on and then briskly get to the nearest gas station? 
3. Do you have your own personal olympics going on how long can you go until you absolutely are riding on fumes and then you have no choice but to find gas and quick? 

I think I am a #2. when it comes to GAS, but toilet paper is a whole different issue. When we are running low (meaning I don't see any t.p. in the basket behind the toilet), I have a wave of anxiety which overtakes me and makes me want to go to Costco to buy toilet paper in bulk. 

Yesterday was one of those days, and not having the energy to do Costco, I ran up the street to Kroger and immediately bought a 24 pack of Cottonelle and a gallon of milk. (I was soooooo excited they were stocking the egg nog, but I refrained. You can't buy egg nog until AFTER Thanksgiving, but it's good to know it's there.) 

When I came home Mac asked me if he could help with the groceries. I said, "Certainly. I need you to put 8 rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom." 

Note the picture---this is what I found in the 1st bathroom. Count the rolls on the t.p. tower. I have delighted in his creativity for the last 24 hours. 

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful we have a good supply of t.p. at our house and a 5 year old that knows how to count it. 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

20 reasons that made me happy I didn't beat the kids to a pulp today....

1. my boys eating marshmallows this morning in honor of Uncle Bill's birthday.
2. my Ugg slippers Grady gave me last year. 
3. My hand-me-down Levi's from Chandra.
4. filling up my van for $1.79/gallon at QuikTrip.
5. walking Munson around the block.
6. my clean house. (Thanks Gwen.)
7. seeing Shelby and Kate perform in the 3rd grade school play at St. Martins.
8. my new 2009 calendar
9. my Mom's chicken white bean chili
10. my crockpot
11. my ENTIRE family all ate the same thing for dinner and all ENJOYED it. (WoW!! The kids are maturing or I'm getting a backbone.)
12. the pile of decorating magazines Shannon gave me.
13. a phone call from Susanne
14. a 4.5 mile run
15. cleaning the lint out of the dryer
16. ordering pumpkin bread from my friend, Jarrett.
17. the kids coming home from school "lice free" (there's an almost epidemic at school)
18. seeing that they still sell "feetie" one piece jammies at Target
19. bowling shoes
20. successfully making it through the day without beating the kids to a pulp. (I actually started writing this post about 7:30 tonight when I thought if my kids were any whinier, needy, etc. I would beat them to a pulp. Decided if I reminded myself of all the good things today, I wouldn't beat them.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I guess I should have known by the way you parked your car sideways

I've gained a bunch of weight---probably all the eating and drinking I do. Alas, instead of fretting over what's done is done I've decided to commit myself to "body sculpting" classes twice a week through the end of the year. The 1st one was today and i was introduced to the class by........"Little Red Corvette...woo hoo hoo" Who Doesn't love PRINCE? I can't say enough about how PRINCE will give you the "get up and go" you need to make it through the day. Sooooo.....whether you're getting dressed for corporate America, heading to your child's field trip, volunteering at the Food Bank, whatever....turn up a little Prince. If you want to upload a little motivation to your ipod here's the link.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Today is the 1st day of the rest of your life!

I have a dear friend who likes to call me, and some mutual friends, on a random basis and cheerfully exclaim, "Today is the 1st day of the rest of your life." I liken it to the lesson we discussed in my Sunday school class last Sunday. We don't see things as they are. We see them as WE are. --Anais Nin

This is a good place for me to start my blog and my week. I see this blog and today as an opportunity to see the possibilities that lie herein. If you are reading this, please keep in mind everyone has different perceptions (the old cliche' some see the glass half empty, half full). I hope to keep a transparent view of my life and the lives around me and share them with you. It is up to you in how you see what i have to post. 

For me, this blog gives me an outlet---a chance to speak my mind, share thoughts, concerns, observances, etc., but most of all it's an invitation to you---FOR YOU to share with me. I am an extrovert. I LOVE to hear from my friends and family. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy. 

Thanks for letting me share the mundane.