Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vocabulary Day

For some reason it seemed as though we were all about vocabulary yesterday. A few examples:

on our way to pick Tboy up:
Tgirl: I LONG for fast food.
me: You what?
Tgirl: I LONG for fast food.
me (just checking if she knew what she was saying): What exactly does long for mean?
Tgirl: To want something very, very much. I LONG for fast food.

She didn't get any fast food. We went home and had chicken tamales (yum!). So now apparently she has unfulfilled longing in her life.

At dinner time:
Tboy: Mama, why do some people call a church a crackanackle?
me: what?
Tboy: You know, a crackanackle!
me: Do mean a tabernacle?
Tboy: Yeah, that's what I said, a crackanackle!

While doing dishes:
Tboy: Mama, look at me! (with a blanket covering his nose and mouth) I'm a inja!
apparently someone at school was playing ninjas at school.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My sweet boy

I was heading out tonight and saying goodbye to the kids. Tboy was in the garage watching a movie. I said goodbye and kissed him. He asked where I was going and I told him to see a mama movie.

"Which one?"

"It is called Julie and Julia."

"Oh. I have seen the previews on TV. Why do you call it a mama movie. There are boys in it."

"Just because it is one that mamas like and little boys might not like."

"OK. bye!"

I walked through the house and said goodbye to TDaddy. Just as I was ready to walk out the door, Tboy came running up to hold my face in his hands and give me another goodbye kiss.

"Have fun, Mama. I love you!"

My boy is just too sweet for words!

Julie and Julia

I just got home from seeing the movie Julie and Julia. So cute! I really enjoyed myself.

(Actually, to say just got home is a bit deceptive, unless an hour and a half is "just.")

Driving home by myself in the silence of the car (my sweet husband suggested that I go and as I couldn't find anyone who was both available to go and had not yet seen the movie, I went by myself, though can't say that I minded :) ) I was pondering life, and blogging, and all kinds of things. I composed several blog posts in my head.

And now...

An hour and a half later, putting a boy back to bed after he fell out, putting wet towels in the dryer and dirty dishes in the dishwasher, putting away the remnants of dinner, folding a load of clean clothes, getting ready for bed, getting distracted and reading a couple of other blogs.... I can't remember what I was going to say...

It can be difficult to be profound and take care of the details of life at the same time.

Or at least that is my excuse.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Random Dozen Meme

I have never participated in a meme before, but thought I would try it.

This one is from Linda over at 2nd-cup-of-coffee.blogspot.com

1. When you go to Wowmart, what one thing do you get every single time, besides a funky-wheeled squeaking cart full of frustration?
It used to be pull-ups. Thankfully not those anymore! Probably granola bars now. Tboy LOVES those things. The rest of us like them too. :)

2. What is something that people are currently "into" that you just don't get or appreciate?
Twitter: Some how I just don't think anyone really cares about every little thing I am doing.

3. What is something that really hoists your sail that other people might feel "ho-hum" about?
tea, Agatha Christie mysteries, and the TV show NCIS

4. Favorite song to sing in the shower or car?
changes all the time, usually a praise song of some kind or a TV commercial jingle the kids have stuck in my head

5. A really great salad must have this ingredient:
cheese of some kind

6. Advice in a nutshell to new bloggers (one or two sentences):
goodness, I think I am much too new at this to give advice

7. What was the alternate name that your parents almost named you? Do you wish they had chosen it instead of the one they gave you?
there was no other girl name, I came so early they were completely unprepared for me in the name department

8. What in your life are you waiting for?
enough money to buy our own house

9. You get a package in the mail. What is it, and who is it from?
it would be for TDaddy, not me, and it would be from amazon

10. Today--what song represents you?
hmmm, don't know

11. What is one thing that blogging has taught you about yourself?
that I care possibly too much about what others (even those who don't know me at all) think of me... I would post more often, but think my ideas sound stupid

12. How are you going to (or how did you) choose the clothes you're wearing today? What do they say about you in general or specifically how you're feeling today?
I wore denim capris, a tshirt and sandals. They said that it isn't a school day (we aren't allowed to wear jeans to school).

Do ladybugs get dizzy?

Just wondering.

Cause I am sitting here in bed watching one fly in rapid circles around the light fixture in the ceiling.

Every once in a while it bangs into one of the two bulbs or ceiling and then flies in slightly larger, not so circular orbits around the light. Then it rests for a couple of seconds on the metal parts of the fixture.

Then it returns to it's orbiting.

I wonder what it will do when I turn off the light.... It is a good thing I'm not scared of ladybugs. I really should turn off the light and go to sleep soon... But I do wonder what it will do when there is no visible light to orbit.

This is what comes of not having screens in your bedroom window and leaving the windows open anyway (so you don't suffocate in your sleep in the heat - pipe down, I am speaking relative heat, I know it is hotter and more humid elsewhere... opps, got sidetracked...).

Amazing how loud a single ladybug sounds hitting the light and ceiling....

This could go on for a while...