Friday, May 18, 2007
Ahhh! It's that time of year. Costumes, makeup, cameras, etc. Julia has three costumes this year! Not to mention shoes, tights $$$$!! You get the picture. All for their 2 minutes of fame. They all love it. Julia is into her second year of dancing and is very good! She is in 4 numbers in the recital and has 3 costumes!!! Alicia is good too. She is taking ballet and will be dancing to Sleeping Beauty's theme. Katie is dancing to Colors of the Wind in her Pocahontas outfit. CUUUUTE!!! Katie will not be dancing next year as that is really not her thing. She is going to do Brownies instead. But if we have the money, the other two will be dancing and there will be quite a few more recitals in our future!
Saturday, May 5, 2007
C is my firstborn. He will be 15 years old in July...what??!! That doesn't seem possible. I am OLD! He was born causing trouble and lives to continue to do so...LOL! He was a very difficult baby, never satisfied....my dad used to love to stir him up about his pacifier...he'd yell "NO GRANDPA!". Right now his interests are youtube (posting videos) and legos. He loves to stir up controversy where ever he goes...just ask him about time travel or Islam!! He spends alot of time with his friend "B". They are working on a science project right now but according to him it is a failure. He is dreadfully incited if anyone clicks their tongue or whistles, it seems to drive him mad! I think he wants to work movie special effects when he is old but that may change. He spends alot of time on the computer. He is not mechanical like his daddy and is very lazy when it comes to helping him! C inherited mom's curly hair, poor dude! Right now it needs cut as it is growing straight up to the ceiling and out out out! I know the feeling..or used to before my hair died:( My pet peeve about C is that he pats me on the back like I'm a dog. He does that to really bug me. My prayer for him is that he has a relationship with Jesus and lets Him lead throughout his life, that and only that will bring peace and happiness!!
Sleep was one thing that was never precious to me as a child....I didn't like to sleep, I never wanted to miss anything. As a friend used to say "When you are sleeping you can hear a pin drop!". That was then, this is now! Seven kids later I am severely sleep deprived! I daydream about sleep, crave the beast! None of my kids have ever been great sleepers as a baby. Currently baby T is teething...he wakes up about midnight and won't go back to sleep in his crib. I take him into bed with me and he tosses, turns, cries, writhing this way and that. I gave him Tylenol last night but it didn't seem to help...so I am TIRED today! What does sleep deprivation do to a person over time? Perhaps makes them mentally unable to function...hey, that describes me exactly! Besides that, my 3 year old also sleeps with us and I usually have a foot or elbow in my rib or head. My dear hubby snores like a diesel locomotive and we have a queen sized bed for the 4 or us! A king sized bed all to myself is the stuff that dreams are made of!
Friday, May 4, 2007
I can't be without one! I don't feel like life is complete or worth living (haha) unless one is in hand! They are hard to come by! In fact I have had to many times fall back on my good old standbys....Little House on the Prairie, Ann of Green Gables, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, or Chronicles of Narnia...can I count how many times I have read those stories..no? Also, anything by the Bronte sisters, Dickens, Agatha Christie...I am swooning with joy!I love children's books...currently reading Gregor the Underlander series...I don't get any nasty violent or sexual surprises with those! I am not a fan of trash although I do read some best sellers that may be constituted as such (no offense!)...Mary Higgins Clark, Michael Crighton (sp?), Jodi Picoult, etc. Even...gasp...Harry Potter!! Sheer escapism! Know of a good book?? Send it my way..please!
My husband, son and I have become addicted to the t.v. show "24". We don't watch it on real-time t.v. but rent it, usually a season or two behind. Right now we are watching season 5. The action is non-stop and Jack Bauer can do no wrong saving the country in a million various ways...does this sounds like a t.v. guide review? Fun to rent it as we don't have to see any commercials. My friend and I were laughing about getting hooked on a show like that or Alias, as she was watching. You tend to get mixed up in the real world sometimes and start looking over your shoulder thinking someone is following you or maybe the checkout lady at the grocery store is really a secret agent from Khazikstan??!! All in good fun....
My dear friend since kindergarten came by for a visit today. We live in the same town but have a difficult time getting together sometimes. She has two little girls, ages 2 and 9 months. It is great to meet new people and make new friends on life's journey but nothing beats an old friend who has been with you through so many things. We reminised about our parents, grandparents, school and many other topics. Her older daughter had fun playing and I got to hold her baby while she fed her. We have been friends now for 32 years...that doesn't seem possible! One day we will be 80 year old grandmothers visiting about life, that will be interesting indeed. "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold."