"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Prop 8 Simplified

For one of the first times in my life, I am really concerned about a political issue. I have heard a lot about Prop 8 and have done some research. I found this video that does a good job of explaining what Prop 8 really means, and thought I would pass it on.

Hope that clears up some misconceptions!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I have been working on crafting a huge spiderweb on the front of our house. It is literally at least 10ft from one end to the other. And, it looks like a huge spider built it, not just a bunch of filmy stuff spread out. In the middle, is a big spider. Well, today was a perfect opportunity to use it. Joy was in the front lawn trying to adjust one of the strings (one of her favorite pastimes) and there was some teenage boy coming up the sidewalk just down from our house on his bike. So, I opened the front door (I had been observing from inside) and said, "Little girl, please be careful around the web, the spider might get you" just as the kid was riding past Joy on his bike. A moment later there was a SMASH! The kid, who was sucked in by my joke and was watching Joy and the spider instead of where he was going, ran into the trashcans on the sidewalk! It was stinking hilarious! Let me tell you, it made my day.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ah, fundraisers

Do you remember back when they used to have us (the school kids) go door-to-door with our fundraiser catalogs selling calendars, candy, and stationary? I thought the system had finally come to its senses and QUIT with the fundraisers. No, my kids just weren't old enough to do them yet. So, Joy came home last week with her fundraiser catalog, just about to wet herself with excitement. She decided we needed to buy EVERYTHING in the catalog. And, John should really take it to the job fair he was going to be attending the next day. When I explained what a job fair was, she decided instead of trying to sell stuff to people, he should just take it along for good luck. And, they tell you that the kids should not go door-to-door selling. They suggest that you just take it to work and leave it sitting on a breakroom table. Well, as it would get eaten within 30 seconds on the table in my breakroom (most people call it the kitchen table) we decided this was not the best alternative. Joy then decided that we should take it to all our friends. Of course, all our friends have kids doing the EXACT SAME fundraiser. Again, not a good option. So, we decided to compromise; I promised Joy that I would do a post on my blog about her fundraiser. That way, she is making an effort, and it is costing me as little agony or frustration as possible. If you want to help Joy on her path to fundraiser glory, go to: NW Fundraising and have fun. And, if you want to just be grateful you don't have worry about this, count your many blessings and laugh at me. However, if you choose option A, her orders must be completed by Tuesday, October 14th.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I was kneading bread this afternoon when my eyes happened to fall on my kitchen table, and I was reminded of what a lucky woman I am. There, in the middle of the remains of lunch and the two skirts I am working on, was a HUGE, GORGEOUS bouquet of flowers. What was the occasion? I just happen to be married to the most wonderful man in the world. He was out the other day and just picked them up because he could tell I was under a lot of stress. What a sweetie.

I have never told you about JohnBob? Well, let me do so now. John is 6'3" and all muscle. He is your much sought-after tall, dark and handsome man from your imagination. He was raised in the South, so he has a beautiful honeyed drawl that just makes your heart melt. He is absolutely the world's best father; I have never seen a man so in love with his children. When we first met, I knew that I wanted a man like him for the father of my children. He is kind and thoughtful and helps me to be a better person. He is strong where I am weak, and his example creates in me the desire to improve. He can be boisterous and out-spoken and the life of the party. He can be quiet and shy and oh-so cute! He is the love of my life, and I do not know what I would do without him!