Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Wish upon a star

The boy asks me the other day how come wishes don't come true. He wished on a shooting star and nothing happened. I asked him what he wished for, thinking it would be something I could produce, and he tells me he wished for monkeys. Not exactly the answer I was expecting.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


The boy's baby cousin was playing on the floor and one of my friends asked him what was the baby's name. He answers- it's Marlen, darlin'.

Let's play the opposite game!

My in-laws were taking the boy to his favorite fast food restaurant- the golden arches or as he calls it, dark tunnel and he explained the rules on the way there. If I say that I want chicken nuggets, then I want a hamburger. If I say I want milk, then I want a soda. If I say I want a hamburger, then I want chicken nuggets and if I say soda, then I want milk.

When the reach the counter, my father-in-law asks the boy what he wants to eat. "I want chicken nuggets and milk." My mother-in-law then asks if he really wants that or if he's playing opposite. He answers firmly that he wants chicken nuggets and milk. My father-in-law tells the clerk he wants a hamburger and soda. My mother-in-law then exclaims- "I'm confused"!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

5 years old

I can't believe how quickly my little boy is growing up. Friday evening hubby and I and my folks gathered around the pool to watch his final swimming lesson. It's been 2 weeks for 30 minutes every weekday evening. And he's doing great. He knows how to put his head down and stroke his arms and turn his head to the side to breathe.

Saturday was his birthday and we had his party in the evening so that the outdoors were a little cooler and the house would be blocking the sun. The 10' water slide moonwalk was a huge hit and the thunderstorm held off until it was time for cake and ice cream. The kids seemed to have a great time.

Today it's a Father's day celebration at my parent's and then we're off to Atlanta to visit friends. Gotta love summer.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Breaking news!

I flip on the tv last night and several minutes into the program breaking news interrupts. My heart races a bit, after a week without television, I'm not used to the sensationalism. "We interrupt this program to inform you that nine counties are without power tonight. " Wow, I bet all those people without power are so happy you came in with this breaking news.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Life lesson #1023

Never let your five year old apply sunscreen on your back when you're spending the day at the beach.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Yes Sir!

The girl's latest is to answer all questions with yes, sir. Well, except the questions she answers no (she is turning 2 next month). It is absolutely hilarious to hear her tiny little voice saying yes sir. She says it to both of us and I always correct her with yes m'am. Then she answers 'yes sir man'. The girl is very polite and has much better manners than her 5 year old brother. Not sure why it takes with one and not the other, but we're not giving up hope on the boy. He is good about saying thank you.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


I am addicted to television. I love to space out in front of the tv in the evenings, emptying my mind of any useful thoughts. It helps me to unwind. It also prevents me from talking and spending quality time with my husband. And so, I have agreed to give up television for one week. I made it through day 1 with flying colors. Until I tried to go to sleep last night. Too many thoughts/worries/concerns about the day flowing through my head to fall asleep.

I'm hoping this no tv rule does not apply to the weekend, when hubby's not home. I'll have 4 Oprah shows to catch up on! Sick, I know.

Monday, June 06, 2005


I got a strange phone call Friday evening. Someone trying to reach my neighbor and her phone was busy for the last three days. This caller seems very concerned and tells me it is very important she reaches her. I don't recognize the name, so she gives me her address. She lives several houses down, across the street from our old house. I take the message down- have her call Mrs. Buchanan at 888-......, claim number....., tell her it is extremely important. I am concerned up until the 888 phone number. Wow, a creditor! You have got to be kidding me. So now, they don't only harass the debtor, but the neighbors as well??? How is THAT legal?

Thursday, June 02, 2005


My project is going through a technical audit right now. Just to make sure I've been following all the procedures and that nothing fell through the cracks. Seems like a smart idea, right? Well, the auditor just handed me the sheets to fill out for him. Hmmmm, he's supposed to be auditing me and now he wants me to fill out the report? Everything looks great from here.