Tuesday, March 31, 2009

likes and dislikes....

Ok I was reading a gals blog the other day and she had this INSANE list of things she likes and dislikes. for example..

SHE LOVES RANCH DRESSING ON SPAGHETTI.... YUCKKKK!!!!
after reading her list I thought WOW this poor girl is MENTAL.... until that is, I started to think of all the things I like and dislike and I came to the conclusion... WE ARE ALL MENTAL....

so here is MY list of likes and dislikes. I would love to read all of your lists as well.

LIKES:

I LOVE these..... yep these are burnt potato chips.... LOVE THEM


I love these..... BUT NOT in these or in any other chewy item such as cakes or cookies. But will eat them in this... does that make sense?


I love to do this...But not fond of doing this.... which is odd I am a wicked awesome swimmer but boats make me very uncomfortable....


I don't mind cleaning this ( with a rag and my hand ) but to clean the drainer out of this... it makes me want to vomit...

OK now for my absolutely can't stand list

DISLIKES....

I HATE HATE HATE THIS......
its not allowed ANYWHERE in the house... Not even that Paris of Plaster stuff.... Just posting this photo makes my skin crawl.....


Nor are the Boys allowed to touch this UNLESS daddy is home to deal with it... and the boys can't bring it near me the smell OH GOSH THE SMELL....






and I do buy this for them they love it but it takes every fiber in my being to cut this and touch it...



I crave time away from the kids you know ME TIME... but then the moment I am gone I am missing them horribly and can't wait to get home to them..

I will not leave my kids with ANYONE over night... they have to be with me if they are sleeping.

HATE HATE HATE the sound of cracking knuckles or bones.

CANT STAND LONG TOE NAILS... OR TOE NAILS IN GENERAL... I think people who have long nails need to get a grip and CUT THEM SHORT.... ( Poor Susan knows all about this all to well. being my Pedicure buddy )

can't stand it when people have dirty glasses. I so want to take them off of them and clean them... I am forever telling Nolan to clean his..

Spiders FREAK ME OUT... But snakes don't bother me in the least.

Boogies... I can't stand it if my boys have bookies I can see. I am the type to tell them to let mama dig them out.. I know gross but to know I can see them is BAD....

HATE it when people do not RSVP this is more like a total pet peeve but still HAVE COMMON COURTESY....



THE HORROR OF IT ALL......

Now I have been told that its a total texture thing and I am sure that is true, but I think I have alot more likes than dislikes...

so now its your turn. lets see just how weird you are....

Monday, March 30, 2009

Busy busy weekend.

So its been a few days but I have been a busy little girl...
There is been something I have wanted to talk about and now I feel the need to...

HOME PARTY'S.....
Ok I am sure some think ARE YOU TALKING LIKE MARY KAY? yes that's exactly what I am talking about... I must be the strangest woman in the world but I LOVE THEM... I love going to them hosting them just love them....
I think the reason I love them is its a time were a group of ladies can get together and fellowship with each other...

ANYWHO.... I went to a Discovery Toys party yesterday and it was good. we were able to get on the floor and play with the toys.. AND FYI.. they have this toy were it has pictures and you have all these different shape foam pieces and you try to make that picture with these pieces... THEY ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ADULTS..... I sat there for almost 20 min trying to figure this darn thing out, and finally told the gal it was broken. until LOW AND BEHOLD my friends 6 year old daughter sat down and whipped it together in no time flat...

CAN YOU SAY INTELLECTUAL BURST??? I mean I could not believe I could not do it and a 6 year old could..

anyways I have been thinking and praying about doing something along these lines. and I have narrowed it down to three finalists
and here they are...


http://www.barefoot-books.com/site/pages/choice.php ( when you go here make sure your sound is on... )

ok this is my favorite I love love love to read and so books are my babies. and their site is WONDERFUL....

here is number 2

http://www.blessingsdirect.com/ ( now this is all CHRISTIAN based products which I love anything thats associated with Christian decor and living. Besides you don't call these PARTY'S you call them Gathering.. LOVE THAT.... )

and number 3


http://www.discoverytoysinc.com/ ( ok honestly I am NOT in love with this one. But its not that expensive to start and you ONLY have to submit 100 in orders every 6 months and I do like there toys but again I am not as passionate as the other two )

SO I am in a total funk... Now there is NO represnatives for any of these within 30 miles form me. So thats a plus I would have the advantage in that. the downsize is I have no one to mentor me..

SO I ask you all to go to each link look it over and give me your feed backs on what you all think would be the best choice.

Thank you
God Bless

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lazy Lazy Lazy Mindy wants a drink of water......

so she waited and waited and waited for it to rain.....

Well if you are at all familiar with the works for Shel Silverstein you know that poem is actually titles
LAZY JANE.
As a child my sisters and I would check Where the Sidewalk ends from our school library every chance we got, and I am sire if you were to go back to our elementary school look for that book and whether they bought a new one or not you would see it was checked out the most by us.

Well now that I am an adult (shhh!!! don't tell anyone ) I wanted to share something with my boys that meant so much to me as a child, and wouldn't you know. My boys LOVE HIM... they ask me to read poems from it all the time.
And as I sit there reading to them the poems that I loved so much as a child like
IM BEING EATIN BY A BOA CONSTRICTOR. or LITTLE MELINDA MEA or HUG A WAR I can cleary see our house on 22nd st in Seattle our furniture the color of the rug the bedrooms the secret room under the basement stairs with the little hidden door. And I think. I had a terrific child hood. I had 3 older sisters that HAD to play with me and babysit me I had two best friends that lived right up the street from me and back in those days we left our doors unlocked and we could play outside till dusk in the summer and not have to worry about crazy. and I think.. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS WORLD? I would no sooner let my kids go anywhere with out me. My folks use to let us walk up to the local Mc Donalds by ourselves or the cornor store for candy. or walk to the beach. Again I have such wonderful memories growing up with my family and it saddens me to know that my children will never grow up in a envoirnment like I did...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pictures of my love

So today I got the boys dressed up and took them to Baylor. we romped around the campus as I took a zillion and one photos of the boys. I can't afford really nice professional ones so I though I would try it my self. and I am pleasantly surprised at how well they turned out.

and now I can say I have photo's of my boys together. I really wish I could invent a pill to stop my boys from ever growing any bigger. I swear It was just yesterday that my Logan Berry was a itty bitty guy. Now he is this fast growing young man. WHAAAA!!!! i want my babies back...
here are a few of my favorites.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Homeless in Texas

So my church goes to the local Homeless shelter once a month to feed the homeless. Now I admit when I first learned about it I was like NO WAY... then it was in November that my boys received the Toys R Us big book.
You all know the ones moms. its the one they send out right before Thanksgiving so your kids and Hound and beg you for EVERYTHING IN IT... anyways they were in the car looking at it as we were going somewhere and all I could hear in the back seat was

IM GETTING THIS AND IM GETTING THAT AND OHH I WANT THAT....

and I thought WHO ARE THESE KIDS? I had never heard my sweet boys talk like that. I mean we had tried to raise them to be thankful for what they had, not what they don't. So right then and there I was like
OH NO THEY DIDN'T SOMETHING IS GOING TO CHANGE.... that next week was our church;s week for the shelter and so Nolan and I decided to go..

and all I can say Is I am SOOOO glad we did. My boys LOVE going. they love going to meet the folks they talk to them they, ask them how they are, and they interact with them as if they were family members.
Now I know some folks mainly my family thinks it crazy we do it and that we EXPOSE our kids to it. ( I say its sad that many more parents DON"T EXPOSE their kids to it. I think kids would learn alot helping out ) and I am sad for them. for they will never know the joy it brings to my heart to see my two boys growing and living with Gods perfect caring grace through my boys.
like I have said many times before. If my boys live their lives walking with the Lord and doing his work i will die a happy woman.

I encourage each and every person that reads this to think about something they can do for their children to help out someone that is less fortunate than ourselves.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Won't you be my neighbor?

Today is a NEW day... I know yesterday was full of whining and throwing a temper tantrum but today is a new day... I very dear and Wise friend called me yesterday days saying.. WHATS WRONG... she read my blog and called me to set me straight....

then Nolan came home told me to GO... so I went for a 2 1/2 mile bike ride to clear my head. It was very calming and relaxing. While I was gone he had a talk with the boys to see what would be the best course of action and we came up with a plan..

I am going to see about putting Braeden in a Mothers day out program once or twice a week and Logan and I are going to have a standing meeting on Sundays to go over what we want to do for the week and what is expected.

all in all I feel better.
Nolan so kindly reminded me that its not been a year since my surgery I have absolutely NO hormones of any kind. I have stopped the anti-depressants and stopped exercising like I had.

so I am going to start getting my rides or walks or swimming in everyday... even if I have to take the kids.

So sorry about my Poo-Pooing I did yesterday and today I am turning over a new leaf... I am thinking posotive and not stressing...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mistakes I have made

I have made many mistakes in my life. I am a Champ at starting things and not finishing them. Take a look at this blog for example. I started it with the intention of helping others and then like all things I start I stopped and never finished it.
I look back on my life and its full of half finished things.
My biggest mistake by far though has been thinking for one lousy minute that I had what it took to homeschool my kids. THAT WAS A JOKE.....

I now look on it as the last 2 years of messing up my children and scaring them for life. I prayed and prayed about it. asked the Lord for guidance and to make sure that I was doing HIS WILL.

well I guess He has been to busy to answer for as of today NO HELP NOR GUIDANCE from the big man upstairs.

I am new to Christianity and I have tons of questions. And when I pray and pray and get no guidance I fall back on my REALLY IS THERE ROOM IN GODS PLACE FOR ME? and of course with no response from him I answer it myself with a resounding NO...

I have always said my kids come first and they do but I guess the last 2 years they in fact did not, For had they I would have let a smart educated teacher teach them and Not me a Joke of a teacher.

So I guess this year is a bust and this Fall I will put them in a REAL school where they can get a real education.

I guess I need to start fixing all my half finished projects and mistakes.