Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Did you hear the one about grape juice?

Last night I made it a point to put both of the children to bed early (8ish). Kiersten, who likes to think she's grown, usually stays up until about 9 and the conversation between the two of us went something that sounded like this.....

Me (in my patient mom voice): Kiersten, I think you need to go bed early tonight.

Kiersten: No I don't. I'm perfectly awake. ( This is after I caught her yawning and almost snoozing on the couch).

Me: I understand that. However, you've been at your dad's all weekend .......

Kiersten: It's against the rules to go to bed early.

Me: Whose rules?

Kiersten: Mine.

Me: Apparently you didn't get the memo that only me and your daddy could make the rules, let me get you a copy of that. Plus, you have purple shadow under your eyes.

Kiersten: I drank some grape juice today.

Me: Pardon?

Kiersten: Didn't you know that if you drink grape juice, you have purple shadows under your eyes? There's this new study out that says that somewhere.

Me: Really now?

Kiersten: Yes. It says if you drink the purple grape juice, the color comes up to your eyes and it looks like you're tired even though you're really not.

Me: Uh huh. I'll have to look that up tomorrow. In to bed with you....

Fast forward to this morning, the grape juice drinker is standing in the hallway looking sullen. When asked what is wrong, the response is "I'm tired".

Me (in the wise mommy voice): Well scooter, you went to bed early last night and actually went to sleep because I checked on you and you were zonked.

Kiersten: I guess it wasn't the grape juice.

Me: No my love, it wasn't the grape juice, but you get an A+ for effort.

By the way, she finished her book and is editing it now. Somedays she cracks me up.

Peace and love y'all!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Greetings all you frozen people! I'm writing from the coziness of my office after fighting my way into downtown Cola town, amidst snow drifts, blowing snow, icicles on trees three feet long and shortages of bread and milk. Yes, I'm being silly. However, we did have a little bit of snow today (which accounts for the shortages of bread and milk) and a snow day for the children. Yesterday afternoon, Mike called all excited saying that he had heard on the radio that we were going to get 5 INCHES OF SNOW!!!! Call the National Guard, bring in the firewood and don't forget to go get bread and milk!

School was called off about 6 p.m. (they don't believe in taking chances I guess) and there was much rejoicing in my home. I was hoping that we would get more than a dusting so that I could stay at home and watch the Inauguration, but no such luck, a 2 hour delay was all we got. I did get to watch some of the festivities in D.C. thanks to MSN streaming live (shhh! don't tell!) and since the boss man is away at court in Dillon, I'm caught up.

A morning funny from Jared (who inherited a sense of the dramatic from somewhere): The little man comes into my bedroom this morning while I am watching tv trying to figure out if I'm working or not. He tells me, mom, it's snowing outside! I have to go play in it! It's a winter miracle!!! The miracle in that sentence is pronounced MEEERACLE. He then proceeds to dress in five seconds flat and off into the yard he goes. The real winter miracle is getting him into regular clothes that fast. If we're not going anywhere, it's a usual occurrence for him to stay in his jammies all day.

If you live in sunny SC, what did you do during "the winter storm of 2009?" That's really a bunch of bull-it was a light dusting that didn't stick, but I bet you can't find bread or milk anywhere.

Peace and love y'all!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

First real thought for this year's blog

Hello all,
I've been trying and trying and trying to come up with something profound to write about as the first "real" blogpost for the year. Connie and Jayne have these words to live by for the year and I was thinking about doing that, but then I couldn't figure out just one word. So, as I was sitting here looking at my quotes, one jumped out at me :

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
Dr. Seuss

I thought to myself--- Self, this is what you need to be doing this year. I've found that some of the time, I don't say what I feel when people ask me about my thoughts. Yes, this is hard to believe knowing who my mother is, but it happens.

So, this year, my goal is to be who I REALLY am (strangeness and all) and say what I feel. Because like the good Doctor says, those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind (probably because they already know how strange I am).

Peace and love y'all!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lifting my head...

Hello all,
Yes, I'm still alive and well, although the last month has been absolutely crazy. Quick report, yes, we made it through Christmas, everyone got what they wanted. Work has been out of control, it's finally settling down again. I've been knitting like a crazy person (b/c of work) and finished a whole bunch of stuff. I'll be posting more often now that I've gotten some time. It's all good.

peace and love y'all!