Sunday, January 31, 2010

Coincidence? I think not.

Soooo . . . . I've been transferring all my old scripture markings into a new set of BIGGER scriptures (that's what happens when you get old!). There was a bit of tension tonight while we were all in the living room and some angry words were said.

I resumed my scripture marking. The first scripture I started with?

Proverbs 15:1:

"A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger."

Hmmmm . . .

Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Titanic" only has two good parts?

Soooo . . . I'm sitting in the living room watching "Titanic" for the 100th time, only because I'm being forced (by my loving husband) to stay off a badly sprained ankle and there isn't much else to do on a cold, snowy Saturday when you can't get up. As my loving husband came downstairs, this is how the conversation went:

Loving husband: "Oh, you're watching a chick flick?"
Me: "Yes. And since you're making me sit here, you have no say in what I'm watching."
Loving husband: "Did I miss the boob part?"
Me: Disgusted look.
Loving husband: "Well, that and when the guy bounces off the propeller are the only good parts."

I wonder how James Cameron would feel about that comment.

MEN!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Theater or Living Room?

Soooo . . . the boys and I went to see Avatar 3D . . . again. I liked the movie the first time I saw it in Imax 3D, but do you realize it's almost 3 hours long? We went expecting the theater to be mostly empty since we were there in the early afternoon, but who knew . . . it was sold out and the last two seats available were right next to me. The elderly couple looked nice enough and since it was dark and the previews had started, I hollered to the end of the row that we had 2 seats open. Sometimes elderly people can be deceiving.

If you've seen Avatar you know there are some scenes that are action-packed and some are emotional. From the first scene where we see the main character in his wheel chair the "movie etiquette handicapped" lady started off with an "Oh no!" and an "Oh my gosh;" not in whispered tones, but in a "I'm sitting in my living room so I can say whatever I want" voice. After the 3rd or 4th "Oh no!" I happened to see Josh holding his hand over his mouth snickering, which set me laughing. I seriously wanted to ask her how long it had been since she'd been out of the house. And did I mention the movie is almost 3 hours long??

After all her vocalizations, when the movie ended her final comment was, "Hmmm. That was . . . interesting." Wow. Oh no! Oh, my gosh! Interesting???

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blog Naming 101

Soooo . . . after browsing through hundreds of blogs, I started to wonder how people came up with their blog names. I’ve seen people who write from the perspective of their pets (“Saucy and Snooty”) or “The Adventures of the xxx Family” (add the family name of your choice) or NUMEROUS titles about a “simple” life (who has a simple life anymore???).

I wanted my blog name to be original (it probably isn’t, but I don’t have time to browse through EVERY title!) so I went back over events of the past 10 years hoping a name would magically pop into my head. Here is a “short” list of happenings:

  • 5 moves (4 different states and 1 move intra-state)
  • 2 layoffs
  • Several beatings
  • 2 marriages
  • 2 divorces
  • 1 Ankle reconstructive surgery (after falling down the stairs for the 100th time)
  • 2 Rotator cuff surgeries
  • 1 Knee surgery (from an injury that happened on the Rockin' Rollercoaster at DisneyWorld. Woo hoo!!)
  • A breast cancer scare
  • 1 broken hand
  • 11 stitches (7 in a ring finger, 4 in a thumb)

Read enough? I have. And through it all, I’ve discovered I’m a strong person and I’ve never asked “why me?” (well, maybe once) and I fought through it all (with a lot of praying and crying) and I kept moving on.

Thus, “The Patience of Job” was born. Enjoy ☺

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bloggity Blog Blog

Soooo . . . a few years ago, I created this blog just so I could leave a comment on my friend's blog. The past few days I've gone through page after page of blogs (my family says I'm 'blog stalking') and I guess at this point, I feel compelled to really start. We'll see; I don't think I'm interesting.