I’m an ADD cleaner

April 30, 2008

I hate clutter. The Man and I were just discussing last night how we tend to err on the side of giving something away or throwing it out rather than hanging in to it (just in case we might need it later). But, I cannot stand to have clutter sitting around. Now keep in mind that I have children. Clutter and children apparantly go hand in hand. There are days when I feel like it is out of control, and those always seem to be the days when we are having company. Funny how that happens, huh?
When I am feeling overwhelmed, I have a tendency to start in one room (usually the kitchen) and never make it to any other room in the house. So, I have to limit myself. I will set the timer, start in one room and work there until the timer goes off. No exceptions. Then I move to the next room and reset the timer. It Works for me. Head on over to visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer to find other Works for Me tips.

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Just in case anyone was wondering, it is official that my children are boys.

Proof:
I just caught Jonah drinking water from the spout of the Brita pitcher in our kitchen.

Yep, It’s a Boy!

A very sad confession

April 25, 2008

Okay. Here goes. I am finally swallowing my pride enough to admit why I haven’t posted as frequently lately.

First and foremost, we have no way of uploading out photos onto our new computer. It makes for some very boring posts, in my opinion, without pictures. At least, that is my story and I am sticking to it.

Secondly, I am ashamedly adicted to two television shows that are not even on tv anymore. Okay one of them is currently still airing, but it is on season 4, and I am still way behind.

My first addiction is to Alias. I want to be Sydney Bristow when I grow up. Really I just want Jennifer Garner’s body, and I want to kickbox bad guys. Is that really so wrong? Here is the beauty and the problem with getting hooked on a show on DVD. You don’t have to wait to watch the next episode after a cliffhanger. You can just move right on to the next episode or even the next season when you find out that Sydney has been missing for two years. I mean seriously, who can go to sleep after that, when you know the explaination is in the next box?

The second show that I am addicted to is Lost. Although I like Alias better, I must admit that Lost is even more addictive. I really can’t stop myself. I have been staying up way too late, way too many nights in a row, and I am even dreaming about the characters. See, I told you it was a sad excuse.

But it really is all about the lack of photos. That is the real reason. Y’all believe me, right?
So, there you go. Now the truth is out there. And to anyone who is looking for me, I’m probably glued to my tellie.

P.S. I was tempted to disallow comments on this post, because I don’t want to hear what all of you have to say about it. But I am a big girl, and I can take it. I think?

Seven Things…Seriously?

April 19, 2008

I’m not that interesting. Andrea over at Braun Family Circus tagged me for a meme, and apparantly she thinks that I am interesting enough to share seven little known facts about myself. Here is my best attempt:

  1. I have a phobia of elbows. I hate them. They are gross. They are usually dry, dirty, and nasty. I don’t want them to touch me in any way, shape, or form, and if I do accidentally come into contact with someone else’s elbow, I have to wipe my skin off. Is that a weird enough start?
  2. I have always wanted a pair of red cowboy boots. I don’t know why. I don’t live anywhere near Texas. No matter how out of style they may be, I want to wear them with a short denim skirt. I wouldn’t mind a cute cowboy hat either, but not at the same time. I tried some very loud black and red ones on one time with Nikki, and she swore that she would not be seen with me if I purchased them. Sorry, Nikki…One day I will own a pair. I just can’t help myself.
  3. When I was in Kindergarten, I was such a perfectionist that I wrote a lowercase “a” on my paper, and my teacher thought that I left the top of it open, and that it was a lowercase “u.” I was so distraught that I got a 99% instead of a 100% that I cried and argued the grade. Wow! I was such a nerd. And, now I’m boring enough that I still remember it and am obviously scarred for life. This really is awful. I apologize to anyone who is still reading.
  4. I made the cheerleading squad my freshman year in high school. I quickly learned that getting along with seven other females in a forced environment was not my forte. I know that this will come as a shocker to those of you who know me well, but I can be a bit bossy. I ended up punching a girl on my squad in the face during a football game. I didn’t try out the next year. I only ever punched a person in the face one other time in my life. I will leave that one up to the imagination.
  5. On our honeymoon, Chris and I ended up on a charter bus to get from the airport to our hotel in Miami. We were the only people besides the driver on the bus. We don’t need no stinking taxi. I warned you that this wasn’t worth reading.
  6. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a hair stylist, a teacher, an American Sign Language interpreter, and Wonder Woman. I think there may have been a brief aspiration to be Princess Lea too until I realized that the underoos I had were not her “real” outfit.
  7. To anyone who knows me, this is not a little known fact, but I am completely out of ideas. I could subsist on chips and salsa and popcorn if I knew that they weren’t both horrible for me in excess. If I were ever stranded on an island, those would definitely be the two food items that I would request. My favorite salsas are homemade tomato salsa (recipe adapted from Andrea Braun) and Chili’s salsa. Mmmmmmm. My current favorite popcorn is home popped in olive oil on the stovetop.

Here is who I tag to keep this meme going…

  1. Kristina Sanford (so that she will actually post something on her blog)
  2. My new friend, Jen
  3. An old friend, Melanie Crozier (Melanie’s not old. I’ve just known her for a while).
  4. (and 5) The two smartest people I know, Nikki and Beth. I’ve only officially met Beth once, but I am nervous about tagging her because it means that she might actually read my blog, and that is just intimidating.

6. (and 7.) One of my favorite people that I never get to see and her son, Walker, Christy.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

April 7, 2008

Jonah and Grant were playing Star Wars last week. They were running around rescuing one another and fighting the the “bad guys.”
After a while, Jonah said, “I am going to be OB1.”
To which Grant replied, “Okay, I’ll be OB2.”
Hee hee hee…..

April 6, 2008

Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The Globetrotters

April 5, 2008

Because we still haven’t figured out how to load our current photos onto our new computer, I have decided to let you all live in our past.
Chris took Jonah to a Harlem Globetrotters game about a month ago. They met Chris’ brother, Kes, and his boys, Hayden and Harrison at the V for lunch, and then went to the game. I’m not sure which part was better, the onion rings or the game. Hee hee!!!
Check out those cute hats…
The crew at the game.

Chris got Jonah this awful t-shirt with a spray painted jersey on it. He loves it, of course.

Mmmmm. Cotton Candy.

Jonah and Daddy at the game!

Statue

April 4, 2008

Jonah started karate this week, and he loves it. He is catching on quickly and doing a great job of figuring the “moves” out. Since it is an ongoing class, he just joins right in with other kids who have participated for a while. There is no specific instruction for the “rookies.” The kids are expected to just catch on, and Jonah is acclimating very well.
Tonight was his second class, and the instructor asked them to gather around and “Stand like a statue.” Jonah stood very straight with his right fist held up in the air.
The instructor looked at him and said, “Put your arm down Jonah. Stand like a statue.”
Jonah firmly straightened his arm a little higher in the air, and with a puzzled look on his face, said, “This is how a statue stands.”
I guess it’s time to expose him to a few more statues than just the Statue of Liberty.