Monday, October 27, 2008

The Simple Woman's Daybook- meme














FOR TODAY October 27, 2008...
Outside My Window is my brownish back yard, surrounded by a wood fence, set off by the lovely blue sky.
I am thinking about the check that's suppose to come in the mail today.
I am thankful for peace that passes all understanding. Especially, now, one week from Election day.
From the learning rooms my kids are playing games.
From the kitchen a pile of dishes sits and waits.
I am wearing comfy jeans, comfy tee and red polkadot slip on converse all-stars with no socks.
I am creating this meme entry.
I am going to check the mail again for the check and if it's here go to the bank.
I am reading Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers.
I am hoping John McCain wins the election.
I am hearing nothing. Which means the kids are up to something.
Around the house we are getting over a relaxed weekend at home.
One of my favorite things is calling up and old friend to say hi.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:  The kids have charter school on Tuesday and Thursday, we have PE on Wednesday, My honey-man and I have a datenight Thursday, Friday is always movie night here, Saturday is for World of Warcraft((blush)), Sunday is for church and friends.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lost Party Photos

Okay, so I know you are all on edge waiting for this. Here's the photos from our Lost season finale party.

Here's what we did. . .

We stopped by our local dharma drop point and picked up some snacks. We had a little variety.


Banana chips. (Okay, so they looked yummy.)


A 6-pack of Dharma Initiative Root Beer.


They apparently got a BOGO on the Pork Rinds. (They were supposed to be Boar Rinds but I printed too soon. lol)


My baby brother Josh, sampling the Root beer.


My beloved enjoying one as well.


The table was set.


And that's all. There was another photo. It had me in it. Not a good photo. Sorry.
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I am a complete slacker. . .

Okay, not really. You know, you go your whole life not even knowing what a blog is and then you get one and you are bound to it. 

I actually have guilt about not blogging. How sad is that? 

Anyhoo.

I have some snazzy photos of our Lost party (which I will post soon). We actually did one. My brother happened to be here that night and so we went to our local Dharma drop point and got some Lostie snacks. It was cheezy, I must admit, but it was tons of fun.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Guess that flick

Okay, I got this idea from OhAmanda. It's really fun and I did pretty well with hers so I thought I'd give it a try.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling or IMDb-ing. That’s cheating and that’s no fun.

Have fun with it and if you decide to participate leave your link.
Here are my quotes:

1. Yes you're very smart. Shut up. - The Princess Bride- Great job Wendy.

2. That's because of your Captain Hook complex. - One Fine Day: starring George Clooney and Michelle Pfiffer.

3. I know he can get the job but can he DO the job? I'm NOT arguing that with you. - Joe vs. The Volcano: starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

4. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. -Return of the King- Wendy

5. Forgive me if I get a little emotional, but this is the day every mother dreams of. The day she watches her only daughter put a lock on her bedroom door, to keep her husband out. - Laws of Attraction: starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore.

6. It never rained on the night of a Larrabee party, the Larrabees wouldn't have stood for it. - Sabrina: starring Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond

7. There were no F names in the Bible so Ma named him Frankincense because he smelled so sweet. - Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

8. You're late. When you asked me if I was doing anything later, I didn't realize you'd actually forgotten. I thought it was playful banter. -The Incredibles- Great job to tara

9. I'll never understand what possessed my mother to put her faith in God's hands, rather than her local geneticist. - Gattaca - Way to be Josh(My "Little" Brother)

10. Yeah, yeah. I would've asked for your number. And I wouldn't have been able to wait 24 hours before calling you up and saying, Hey, how about... oh, how about some coffee, or drinks, or dinner, or a movie... for as long as we both shall live? - You've Got Mail

So, how did you do? Did you guess them?

Updated: I'm a movie fanatic but I guess I didn't realize how big of one till doing this. This was so much fun I'm gonna do it again sometime. Thanks for all the guesses.

Monday, March 3, 2008

He's always on time. . .

I haven't written in a while. Like that's anything new. lol.

But I want to share what has been going on with us lately. My husband has worked for the same church for almost 9 years. He's a great employee and everyone who knows him says he's way too underpaid. They fired his assistant about two months ago and they still expect him to keep things going as if there were still 2 people doing the work.

Ridiculous, right?

Well as if that's not enough. For the past 9 years, he's been working every Sunday. Which means we don't go to church together. And let me tell you that as 2 pastors kids we know that's not okay. It's really started to get harder cause the kids and I have been going to a new church that's awesome.

So anyways, today my husband was going in to give his notice. No, we didn't have a job to go to. Crazy? Yup. But we felt that this was the right decision. But when he got there he couldn't get a word in. Every time he opened his mouth someone interrupted him. Which is funny to me cause my husband loves to talk. And the fact that he couldn't get a word in is ironic.

So he gave up and came home thinking to go in tomorrow and tell them that he's leaving. Still having no idea what we would be doing after he leaves. So he comes home takes a nap and gets to work on some business stuff. When out of the blue, the phone rings. . .it's our friend from Colorado and he offers my husband a job! What???

It's almost 2x what he makes now and it's working with one of my husbands best friends! And here's the other thing. We might not have to move. It might be a e-commute deal. We'd only have to go out there 5x per year. How awesome is that? Just when we think that we can't take it anymore God shows us the way.


So anyways, I thought I'd let you know what craziness has been going down here in my house.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

My nickname is Betty.

That's what Sawyer calls me anyways. You can find out what he calls you here.

I thought it was really cute. What's your nickname?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

I'm a Winner!

At least that's what Jennifer over at Homekeeping Heart says. I won her Quiet Time Basket in the Bloggy Giveaway.

It's funny cause just before getting her email I got an email from The Generous Wife that mentioned putting together a basket with your Bible, a notebook and pens and such for your quiet time with God. And then I got Jennifer's email. Is that God's way of telling me something? Absolutely!

Go check out Jennifer's blog. She's gonna offering the Quiet time baskets for sale.

Thanks again Jennifer.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

LOST is back!!!

OMG. So where do I begin. Poor Hurley. He's my favorite. When he told Claire about Charlie I nearly cried. The guy is really messed up.

And the Oceanic Six? Who are the other three? Did they leave people behind on purpose? Cause that's what it sounded like when Jack came to visit Hurley. How long have they been off the island, anyways? And why would they be celebrities?

It was a great episode. But I'm a little irritated that they pulled the ol' 1 hour recap and then the episode. After 8 months they couldn't give us an actual 2 hour episode? Seriously.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

WFMW: No more resolutions








That's right I've decided not to make resolutions anymore. The point of resolutions (in my mind) is to put off something and then try to make it work. It's called procrastination. Which is my middle name, by the way.

So it seems to me that the problem is the putting it off part. Therefore, the solution is to do it now. I've made the mistake of saying "This year I'm going to. . ." lots of times. And it always ends the same way, failure and shame. But I think if you want to do something, start by doing something about it now. Everything starts with babysteps. Just ask flylady. Everything has a starting point. You just need to take an action.

Example:
Resolution-"I want to lose weight"
Action- Put down the ice cream.

Resolution-"I want to plant a garden this year"
Action- Get online and figure out how to do that. Make a timeline and get it done.

Resolution-"I want to learn how to sew/crochet/knit/etc."
Action- Check out Michaels or your local craft store and sign up for the class.

Resolution-"I want to read the whole Bible"
Action- Turn off the tv and grab your Bible(or laptop) and start reading. Here's a good system.

Resolution-"I want to blog"
Action- Get a blog and write. Be random. Nobody expects you to be awesome. You'll get better.

Resolution- "I want to (fill in the blank)"
Action- What action do you need to take to get started?

What's your action going to be this year?