Thursday, October 27, 2011

a fact

Wearing Western boots makes me feel like a badass.

when you have been a very good girl can reward yourself with this.
And trust me, I am minding my p's and q's like never before!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

pleading for canonization

I hope I won't be guilty of sacrilege in saying this, but if you were to ask me, this is a picture of someone who should at least be beatified.  Though, I sometimes refer to him as
St. George Washington Carver.

I just wonder how many people besides me thank God for him every single day of their lives?  If you do not know about this man, you should.

Not only was he a genius in the realm of agriculture, and a devoted educator, he was also a Christian who was concerned about the moral character of his students.  He is credited with writing these 8 virtues:
  • Be clean both inside and out. 
  • Neither look up to the rich nor down on the poor. 
  • Lose, if need be, without squealing. 
  • Win without bragging. 
  • Always be considerate of women, children, and older people. 
  • Be too brave to lie. 
  • Be too generous to cheat. 
  • Take your share of the world and let others take theirs
I also love this quote of his:

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."

You know how sometimes you get asked the question, "If you could meet anyone from the past, present, or future, who would it be?"  George Washington Carver is in my top ten.

Oh, yeah he also invented peanut butter.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


"I was yanking it and pulling it and twisting it and I pulled it out all by myself and you can see the new one coming in!"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

is it just me?

.... or is anyone else in the house ready for Thanksgiving? 

I just..

for the brown.  And the orange.  The crunch.  The pigskin in the front yard.  Leaves in pigtails from rolling down hills.  Or from jumping in raked piles.  The cold, red noses.  The warm, yummy smells.  The being together.

I close my eyes and imagine it all and I am already thankful for everything that is "Thanksgiving."  It is truly my favorite holiday.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

don't start any rumors!

Do any of you other moms ever find it strange that a "gas bubble" feels just. like. the kicks of a baby in utero?


This is homecoming week at the high school.  Each day has had a different theme:
Monday was Childhood Dream Day.
Tuesday was Pop Culture Day.
Wednesday was Out of This World Day.
Friday will be Spirit Day.

But today, my two oldest dressed up in their best Western garb.  #1 was frantically looking around for a belt she just knew we had somewhere (Could it possibly be under one of the mountains of clothes on every surface of her room?  Just askin') but had no luck in finding it.

The youngest sister of all was piled up in the bed with me being very wise to stay out of everyone's way.  Then she "uddered" (note pun) these words and I found it very hard to be serious in a seemingly flammable situation:

"Mad. Cow. Girl."

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

just a minute

You know that 1970's gospel song...

Yeah, well, sometimes I find that I have to inquire about smaller increments of time.