Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top 10 Movies

I'm stealing this from another blog.....but the choices are mine. :)

1. Dirty Dancing
2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
3. Meet Me in St Louis
4. Top Gun
5. Steel Magnolias
6. Hair
7. Footloose
8. 16 Candles
9. Grease
10 August Rush

Do you see a theme? I love musicals!! And I love 80's movies. I could have picked more but then it wouldn't have been a Top 10. ;)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Can't be Monday already

You've got to be kidding me.....there is no way that a week has went by. It was just Monday 3 days ago. Who ever is playing around with the calendar just needs to KNOCK IT OFF!! It's really not Monday that gets me........it's Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday....you get my drift. I promise you I just took the girls to Tuesday's ballet class and now you are telling me I have to do it again tomorrow. The thing that gets me the most is I have nothing to show for the past 7 days.....sure I've done laundry, cooked, cleaned, taught, but what I'm looking for is something out of the ordinary. Something that makes me smile (not to say that washing umpteen pairs of socks doesn't bring me joy) and makes we want to do it again. I would love to take the kids on a magical trip but for some reason the money just doesn't want to stretch like it should. I mean come on....to go to Disneyland now is $169 each for tickets and then we have gas to get there at $3.28 a gallon, and since we don't want to go and come back in a day you have to add in the hotel..$95 and for some strange reason my kids like to eat so we are looking at another $75 a day. How do they really think a family of 4 can go there and still be able to pay bills too? Yes, I know I can take the kids to the park:free or we can on a walk:free but let's be honest do those things really compare with Mickey? Give me a break Monday!! I want some Mickey ears!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Jumping for Joy

Received in the mail today information pertaining to my son's graduation from college. He is the first one in either my husband's or my family to go to a 4 yr. college and to complete it. He is actually finishing in 4 yrs.....YAY!! The only problem we are waiting on is whether or not he will get to walk the line. He took a couple online classes and those grades may not be in in time. So it's wait, wait, wait. Yes, this has been the most expensive thing we have ever done and we are in massive debt, but we promised out kids from the time they started school that they could go to college. He graduated with a 4.0+ gpa, plus he got scholarships to the school, but we truly had no idea that a private Christian university was going to be so expensive.........I know we were stupid, but we won't be thinking about any of that when we are sitting there in the crowds watching our son accept his diploma (Lord providing).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Family -- Gotta love 'em??

Yes I am asking if you really have to love your family. I'm not talking about those people that came from your body or even the person you stood in front of people and promised to love forever. The family I'm talking about is those that have the same blood as you but you had no choice in them being family. Let's start with my mom -- I love her but man can she find just the right buttons to set me off and ruin my day. It's okay for her to get upset with me but if I do the same with her you would think I had committed the most heinous crime imaginable. Now let's talk about my sister (who is ultimately the reason my mom and I have our biggest disagreements)-- I have pretty much my whole life not gotten along with my sister, so why should now be any different. A couple years ago we were trying to get along and it was going quite smoothly, then BAM her daughter had to do what I feel was the most hurtful thing you could do to me. And yes I am blaming her for the actions of her daughter, but only because she knew ahead of time what was going to happen and she choose not to inform me of it so that I could be prepared. Now I have a brother too....whom I love so much....but he tries to be the peace keeper and thinks I should just let the hurt go. Easier said than done in my book. So since I don't want anything to do with my sister my mom can become quite ugly to me, she thinks I should pretend that it never happened.....yeah, like that's going to happen.

The point behind all this is.....I wanted to go visit my mom with my kids and she told me that my sister's daughter was going to be there with her kids at the same time. I told my mom to never mind I would just come at a different time and she got mad at me. WTH....so the question is: Do we have to love our family just because they are our family???

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Gray Hair

I haven't quite figured it out........why is it okay to color your hair but it's NOT okay to just let it go gray? I have had some gray hair since I was in my early 30's and I used to color it. In the last year after pretty much fighting a losing battle with gray hair I have decided to just let it do what it wants to do. The biggest problem with this is the looks that people enjoy throwing my way. The seem to say, "Have you not looked in the mirror lately?" "Are you too poor to get your hair done?" "Don't you want to look nice for your husband?" "Are you depressed?" The answer I want to throw back is, "Do you hate what you look like so bad that you have to color it up and try to be someone your not?" Of course I wouldn't say that, but people really don't find it impolite to ask about gray hair. I decided that if the truth be told I like gray hair. My hair is coming in gray in patches right now, but as soon as it evens up it is going to look GREAT! Why can we not accept what is natural? Why can men go gray and everyone thinks it looks distinguished , but when a woman goes gray she just looks old and frumpy? This is who I am!! This is what God has fashioned me to look like! Embrace me and my hair or I will have to get my cane out and knock some sense into your colored head.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Belly Aches

Well today the belly aches have set in. Isn't amazing how they can be running around laughing and carrying on and as soon as I say it's time for school the belly aches come on. Yesterday at school it was like pulling teeth for one unnamed 5 year old and today when it was time to start her belly hurt. It seems to happen like that quite often. So off to bed I sent her, which was fine with her, and I told her that she probably wouldn't be able to go to ballet since it hurt sooooooooooo bad. I will give her another chance to be remarkably healed in about a half-hour and if it's not any better that just means I won't have to sit down at ballet for the second class.....YAY for me (wait did that sound bad of me?), what I meant to say was I really hope she is able to attend class today. ;) Well I guess I better go check on my dying child who is probably in there playing with something instead of resting.

Monday, January 31, 2011


If you are my age you know what those are.....but apparently if you are of the "newer" generation you will not find them. I home school and because I do I am able to teach my children the way I want to. A couple weeks ago I asked on FaceBook if anyone had an old set of encyclopedias in there garage or stored away that they wanted to get rid of. Most of the responses were that they are not needed because we have the internet and kids can just find whatever they need right there. I tried to explain that I wanted my children to "learn" how to research and if they used the internet they wouldn't need to use A-B-C order to look things up the internet does that all for you. I was offered a couple of sets which is great for me, because when I priced them on the web (yes I used the internet for my research) they cost over $1000.......well I've told you before I'm cheap so you know that wasn't going to happen. My point is.....and I do have a point.....that we are raising a bunch of lazy kids who are not required to use their skills to find things out for themselves. And as adults we are allowing the internet to take away those skills that we learned. I just remember thumbing through a book in the set we had and being in awe of some of the things I just happened to run across. I'm not sure I want my kids to be in awe of something they just run across on the internet.....just a thought.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Movie Review -- for what it's worth

Despicable Me- yep that's how we roll on a Saturday night. Yes I know it's been out since last July, but being the cheap woman I am we didn't watch it til it came out at Redbox. I mean seriously....they want me to pay $10 ea. for the four of us to go watch a movie in a theater and trust them that it's going to be worth it. I don't think so. We did watch it last night (DH-49, Me-43, DD-7, and other DD-5) and we laughed and laughed. It was st---- at times but we still enjoyed it. Would I rent it again....YES, and we will probably end up buying it for an upcoming birthday. What's nice is that my DS-21 loves this movie as does my DD-18 so it's a good all family movie. I will caution that there is quite a bit of crude, childish humor, but we still found it appropriate for us. YMMV.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Starting Over

Well out with the old and in with the new!!! Sounds good to me. I went and deleted all my old posts because they really don't represent where I am NOW. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would rather move forward and leave the past where it belongs (except for my feelings about my MIL, but we won't even go there). So that's what I'm doing with this blog....... I've changed the name and hopefully I will now start posting more often. So here we go!!!