Friday, November 28, 2008


I love parades. Maybe I always have...maybe it got in my blood in high school when I marched in the color guard. I think it goes further back.... But watching them on TV is never the same kind of thrill. Take Macy's yesterday...I liked the dance numbers from Broadway, I could handle the singers lip-syncing, and I always get irritated that when it comes to the marching bands-- I rarely see the color guard because we have to watch the cheerleaders...come on! I wish a guard member with a pole and a silk would take a few of those cheerleaders out, so I could watch the part I really enjoy. But you know what the TV parades have on real live parades....

the cheesiest puns on the planet!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

boy's logic

While watching the parade entertainment, we saw a number from "White Christmas"...can you name it? I've got ___________ to keep me warm. For those that know the know it's YOUR LOVE that fills the blank. My 3 year old said....MY COAT. He thought the idea of love keeping you warm didn't make any sense.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I can't stand it!

Today, while Roger and I were on our date at Barnes and Noble, I stopped at a table with familiar characters...the Peanuts.

And there sat a Charlie Brown Christmas game. Every 3rd square on the game board said "Happy Holidays" and no where did it ever mention Christmas except in the title. There was also a box with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree that you could decorate along with other Peanuts Christmas stuff.

So, what's wrong with that?
A Charlie Brown Christmas is a lament about the commercialization of Christmas and a calling back to what Christmas is all about--JESUS!

Why don't the marketers actually WATCH the movie?????

I can't stand it....I just can't stand it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Snow, I tell you, Snow

Such joy in my household today! The snow isn't sticking to the sidewalks yet, but Christmas has already been mentioned, and they are ready to play outside. :)


Yesterday, a small home project went awry....and I ended up wet. Roger is very knowledgeable, and I trust him to do home projects at our place. He methodically checked and rechecked everything. I would sit and watch under the sink, and he would slowly turn on the water. I'd pound if there was even a drip....and he'd head back up to tighten some more.

I was putting the kids to bed, so Roger wouldn't be up all night working on the project. I went to put on my pajamas...and I said to myself, "If I put these on, I'll end up wet." I blew it off...and headed downstairs ready for relaxation time and bed.

Well, on my way down, I heard some words from Roger that I rarely hear. And I knew right away that I needed to turn off the water downstairs...but I had never paid attention to how to do that. So, instead, I got to kneel under the sink and be the boy in Hans Brinker....only instead of a hole in the dike, I was plugging the hot water valve with my finger as Roger ran down to turn it off. It was just a small oversight on his part, and he had it all fixed quickly, but we did have water all over the kitchen floor and seeping down into the basement.

So, I got to clean up the water in the basement, thanking God that I had put our Christmas decorations in plastic tubs, and this morning it's dry, and my biggest concern is if R2D2 (our 3D 18 inch high puzzle) made it.

No home project ever goes as planned, but I'm so thankful for my husband who fixes each problem at home with his logic and intelligence. Knowing how hard he works for us makes me not really mind being a little wet.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


We were talking about hibernation today...reviewing what Trina was learning at school this week. So, I asked her some questions.

What kind of animals hibernate?

T--A ladybug

REALLY, I never knew that. What else

T--A bear

Do humans hibernate?

T--NOOOOOO! Well, maybe Dad!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Quotable Quotes

Roger has all these cool quotations that he has collected, and I wish I did. I'm sure I've read thousands of books and watched thousands of movies, but I don't have any quotations written down. Hmmm.

What's your favorite quotation?