Sunday, February 28, 2010

Reflections of a Mother

I'm not sure why the death of Marie Osmond's 18-year old son has touched me so. Maybe it's because I've followed the Osmond's since the beginning of their careers and had posters plastered on my "tween" bedroom walls; I was a part of their family. Or maybe it's because I identify with Marie's weight and depression issues. But I have a feeling it's more because I'm first and foremost a mother of two wonderful young men.

A mother lost her son to a terrible illness. Mothers in Chile and Haiti have lost their children as well, and I can only imagine all the pain these women are enduring and will continue to endure for the rest of their lives. So this has caused me a lot of reflection over the past two days on my guys and no matter what . . . I LOVE THEM!

I love them when they tease me incessantly about my "ranting" while I drive. I love them when they hide in the hall closet and try to scare the pee out of me (that HAS happened!!). I love them when they act as if they can't make their own sandwich (don't get any ideas you guys that I'll be doing that every day for you!). I love them when they unexpectedly say "I love you, mom." And no matter what they say or do or how angry I may get at them or how busy life becomes, they will always be my babies . . . and I LOVE THEM!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Yummy!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Doctor's Orders

Soooo . . . . Do you ALWAYS follow doctor's orders? We pay big money for their expertise and we sit there and nod our head that we "promise" to do as we're told, but how often do we REALLY follow exactly what the doctor says?

Case in point . . . the doctor made me "promise" not to lift anything heavier than 5 pounds for the next 6 weeks or I could possible blow out one of the tendons in my shoulder. What?!? Ok, I can do that, because I definitely don't want a blown tendon.

However, upon further scrutiny of this order, do you realize how many things in our daily lives weigh 5 pounds or more?? Here are just a few:
  1. My purse. Ok, maybe I should clean it out. Do I really need 2 umbrellas, 1 journal, and an orange in there?
  2. When emptying the dishwasher I don't take 1 dish at a time. I stack before putting them in the cupboard. Our dishes are WAY heavy!
  3. The laundry basket. Oh no! Maybe someone else will have to do laundry :)
  4. My laptop and case. Thank goodness I only have to carry it 3 or 4 times a week.
So how do I keep my promise? I'm trying; I really am. Only 5 weeks to go. Ugh . . .

Friday, February 19, 2010

Five Question Friday

My Little Life

Soooo . . . . I saw this on a blog last week and followed the link. I thought it looked fun, so if you're interested in joining in, here's what you do:

Copy and paste the following questions to your blog and answer them. Link this back to Mama M's blog (if you want, but I bet she'd appreciate it!). My answers are below the asterisks. Happy reading; you may discover something new about me and I hope to read something about you.

1.
Have you ever hit an animal with your vehicle?

2. When you see a string on your clothes do you pull it off or cut if off?

3. Did you have your own room or share a room when you were young?

4. Would you rather wear the same thing for the rest of your life or eat the same thing for the rest of your life?

5. What was your favorite TV show as a child?

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1.
Have you ever hit an animal with your vehicle?

Oh boy, did I ever!! I t-boned a huge deer, totalling my car and throwing the deer 30 feet in the air. The deer walked away--I didn't--only because it was 10 degrees and I had my Christmas jammies on (penguins wearing a santa hat), which really seemed to amuse the Sheriff.

2. When you see a string on your clothes do you pull it off or cut if off?

Pull it off. Although I've learned by doing that, I sometimes end up with a lost button or a big hole in my clothes!


3. Did you have your own room or share a room when you were young?

Being the only girl, I had my own room. That totally rocked!


4. Would you rather wear the same thing for the rest of your life or eat the same thing for the rest of your life?

Since I don't know what food I'd be stuck with (because if it was saurkraut, I'd die from starvation!!), I'd go with wearing the same thing for the rest of my life. I sometimes do that on the weekends, so how different could that be?

5. What was your favorite TV show as a child?

When I was really young, I liked Romper Room and hoped that someday I would be chosen to be on the show so I could be best friends with Miss Julie. A few years later, I was a huge fan of
The Brady Bunch. Greg had NOTHING on Peter. Woo hoo!



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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tawanda!!!

Soooo . . . every 6 weeks "young son" and I make a trek up to Primary Children's Medical Center for a 3-4 hour treatment for his chronic illness. And ever 6 weeks I go through the same anguish . . .

. . . UTAH DRIVERS!

I wish I had an old beater car. I'd put it in "ramming speed" mode and do this:



TAWANDA!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Living with Three Men . . .



. . . . need I say more?


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Clowns are Supposed to Make You Laugh

Soooo . . . . I've never understood why some people fear clowns. Clowns are funny and entertaining. Aren't they?

This commercial makes me laugh histerically EVERY time I see it. Now I think I know where the fear comes from for some folks. This would have put me in therapy for years if my parents had planned a party like this one.





Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"The Blind Side" Makes You See

Soooo . . . . I had the chance to hear Leigh Ann and Collins Tuohy speak today; second row in front of the podium (kinda makes you really pay attention when she's looking you right in the eyes!).

Honestly, I figured they'd talk all about how the movie came to be and funny stories from behind-the-scenes. There WAS some of that, but the Tuohy's just want people to know you can make a difference in the world. I left the event, not wanting to adopt a 6'6" 320 lb. African American, but believing that I CAN make a difference. All I need to do is stop making judgments about people I see.


Is that all??