Monday, September 29, 2008

My first meme: The Number Four

Carrie at Oikology101was the first person to tag me for a meme! Yeeeeahhh!!!! lol.

This one is called The Number Four.

4 things I did today:

1) Took my dog shopping with me today (He has a carrier that looks like a purse and since he's a chihuahua he doesn't take much room anyway).

2) Helped my daughter with her homework.

3) Made myself the most delicious cheese, lettuce, onion, olive oil and spices sandwich!

4) Cuddled with my hubby!


4 things on my to-do list:

1) Finally go to the chihuahua meetup so my dog can socialize with other dogs and not be so timid around them!

2) Buy a sewing machine.

3) Learn to sew!

4) Finish crocheting hats and scarves for Christmas.


4 of my guiltiest pleasures:

1) Chocolate!!! Chocolate Bars, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Ice Cream! I don't care the type of chocolate as long as I get some.

2) Watching All My Children . My mother got me into this show because she was watching it from the 70s!

3) Watching Desperate Housewives . I originally didn't watch it but i caught a re-run a few monts ago and got hooked. So now i watch reruns on the net and the new ones on tv.

4) Blogging!!



4 random facts about me:

1) When i was 17 i became a Certified Scuba Diver.

2) I have owned 2 dogs, 1 cat, 7 birds, 3 baby chickens, a pack of sea monkeys and a million fish so far in my life.

3) I am horribly, terribly, incredibly afraid of bugs.

4) I will not watch horror movies (I get nightmares).


4 bloggers i am tagging:

Marsha

mommaof4wife2r

MaryAnne


Flip Flop Floozie

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Worldwide Day of Play

It's worldwide day of play on tv so some of my children's tv shows are on a break for a few hours. I wish i could take my kids out to play but it's gloomy and cold out today and my son gets really sick easily and i don't want to risk him getting sick again.

What he has/or had:
Hypoglycemia
Asthma
Bronchitis
Pneumonia
TOTAL allergies to dairy incl. milk, cheese, cream, whey, etc.
Allergic to nuts
Developmentally Delayed (downgraded from an Autistic diagnosis a while back)
Only had speech in the past 2 years of his life

All this, and he does not qualify for state assistance. But it's okay because he is the blessing that God gave to me and I wouldn't want him any other way.

I love my coffee




You Are a Frappacino



At your best, you are: fun loving, sweet, and modern



At your worst, you are: childish and over indulgent



You drink coffee when: you're craving something sweet



Your caffeine addiction level: low

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Some pictures of my kids


Both of them had fun outside, these two pics were taken yesterday at the park.


My daughter is "very cool". :)


My daughter is only partially happy to go to school.



My son in good spirits after he was in the hospital with low glucose levels.



Look at how my son is sleeping! Look at his hands! This was taken a few months ago, when
he was still drinking juice from his wretched bottle!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Things that drive me crazy!

I saw a post a few days ago on Still His Girl about pet peeves. Things that drive you crazy. I can think of a few of those!

1. People who cut their nails in public! ( I was on the Long Island Rail Road and the person one seat behind me was clipping their nails and all i kept thinking was "What if one flies over the seat to me!!!! I changed seats.) Ewwww.

2. People reading over my shoulder (my husband hates this so much too that I, the woman of his dreams can't even do it!!!)

3. People who watch me crochet as if it is something completely foreign.

4. Dogs off the leash on the sidewalk.

5. People who comment on how you should do your children's hair or dress them.

6. People telling you what you "have to do".

7. People who cut into a conversation between two people as if they were involved in the first place.

8. People who call you with their numbers blocked (If you know my number, I should be able to know yours. You are not that special.) .

9. Leaving the water running whether in our home or in a public restroom (If you can turn it on you can turn it off).

10. Not flushing the toilet in a public bathroom (OMGosh!!! All you nasty women are just disgusting!!! If you use it, flush it!!!!!!!)

11. Men who have no respect for women.

12. "I'm better than you" attitudes.

13. Boys/men who wear their pants so low in public you can see their underwear.

14. Parents who don't watch their young children in public and let them just wander around without noticing.

15. People who tell you that you shouldn't have any more children.

16. The way that my husband's lips can't touch the cup he is drinking out of (This is more hilarious than peeving but i just had to put it!!!).



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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Sweet hour of prayer, Sweet hour of prayer
That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father's throne
Make all my wants and wishes known!
In seasons of distress and grief
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped
The tempter's snare
By Thy return,
Sweet hour of prayer.

-William Walford (1772-1850)

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I want long flowy dresses!!

Where can i find long flowy dresses??? The kind where you had freedom to move and it was dressy and feminine and comfortable? I don't think they make them like that anymore. But if you know of any places, PLEASE tell me! I think they are just gorgeous!

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My husband tended to me

I was feeling sick yesterday, about all i could do was blog because I couldn't lie down in bed because my head hurt, and i had a slight fever and i was nauseous. So my computer is within reach of my bed, so i could be propped up and just browse the net and such. Later last night, after the kids were asleep, i started feeling real light-headed, so i went and laid down next to my husband in his "sanctuary" (his little room where he likes to watch tv and eat alone in peace and quiet) and he asked me what he could do for me. So i asked him to take out the Bible and read to me. He read to me from Ester (one of my favorite books of the Bible). It was so nice of him, particularly because he has dyslexia so he avoids reading out loud because he gets embarrassed. It was nice. I helped him pronounce words like King Xerxes and Hadassah. And it was comforting to me.

Grammer Quiz




You Scored an A



You got 10/10 questions correct.



It's pretty obvious that you don't make basic grammatical errors.

If anything, you're annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.

As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they're only human.

And it's humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.



The It's Its There Their They're Quiz



It's funny, but i got teased as a child/adolescent because of the way i speak. I didn't have a speech impediment or anything, but i always spoke proper even as a child. My mother taught me to be articulate. There was no "slang" in our household growing up. She always taught me that you will be more successful if you knew how to speak proper English.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Aprons!!!!

It's hilariously funny, but I love aprons and everyone i know does not. They think it's old fashioned, anti-feministic (anti-feminist movement), and just plain bad to wear one. Maybe it's because i'm in NY? Anyway...imagine my surprise when i found a blog that not only promotes aprons, but sells them and has a contest WEEKLY to give one out! That is so generous! And the aprons are soo pretty. Yes, i am a fan of pretty things. lol. You can see the aprons for sale at Rick Rack Attack , and the contest at Confessions of an Apron Queen. You will not be disappointed.


Friday, September 12, 2008

9/11 7 years already

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It has been 7 years since that horrendous event. I did not post a picture of the planes or smoke or fire because i have seen enough of that. If it is not already in our memories from when it DID happen, all the replays on t.v. sure will burn it into our minds. It's not something i want to see over and over again.

A friend of mine lost her mother in the World Trade Center attacks. Her name was Mary D'Antonio. I know she was a very caring mother and she was my friend's whole world.

I am so sorry for all the people who lost someone special on that horrible day. I pray that you will find solace and peace.

But it makes me proud to see our soldiers fight for our country. No matter what other people's views on the war in Iraq, 9/11 reminds me about how brave our solders are to defend our country with their lives. In our history, it used to be an honor to enlist in the Armed Forces. We as a country have been through so much in our history, and having pride in our country, in our way of life, and our liberties have been so much a part of that. We wouldn't have what we have now (freedom from slavery, freedom of religion, freedom for our values) if our soldiers didn't fight. I know now it seems like a lost cause now, but i still have pride in our soldiers.
I still have pride in our country and what it stands for.

"I’d thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA."- Lee Greenwood (Proud to be An American)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

"Wow, you really ARE a homemaker"

Well, i havent worn pants in a few weeks now, choosing only to wear skirts and dresses. I know there are many sites that promote this and many sites that say it's legalistic. I'm not getting into that, it's my personal choice and my personal conviction. I believe that you will not go to hell if you wear pants, as long as you have Jesus as your Savior. Anyway. The whole point is, I changed to wearing the uniform skirt rather than the pants at my job, and one of the women supervisors looked at me, and said. "Wow, you really ARE a homemaker". I smiled and very happily said "Thank you so much!" It was then i realized that she didn't mean that as a compliment....

What's wrong with being "homey"?

Another instance:

I asked my coworker if she had the financial means, would she be a stay at home mom. Her answer was a resounding, "Hell yeah!". So I said, well would you wear aprons and such! Her enthusiasm was just as intense when she said "Hell no!".

What is it? What is wrong with wearing aprons, and being feminine and being a homemaker and being a loving wife and mom?

Why do women think that we are taking a step back if we do this? Those two women i mentioned have NEVER worn a skirt at work, and dress rather manly in their appearance actually. Not that i am picking on them, but it is the way they choose to express their personality. And so not that any questions are raised, they are both straight.

But I think their opions are the leading opinions of working women in America. I don't care if you don't wear an apron and such, but don't look down on me because i always loved them and always loved to be feminine and such!!!!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Birthday



My husband and children at Ryeplayland

Today is my husband's birthday! He's 48 today. I am 25. Wow. I know. But he doesnt look or act his age. I love him so much. I want to be the perfect companion and wife i can be for him.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

My dog and my yarn: happily ever after


My dog decided that it would be better to lie down and fall asleep in my bag of yarn than in his own crate.

Homeschool?

Ya know i have been wondering about the whole homeschooling movement. I have a pen pal out of state who does it and i hear lots of stories about how wonderful it is and how the children who are homeschooled come out of it more intellectually strong as apposed to school-taught children. But i live in New York. My church is quite "liberal" if you must call it something. If i brought up homeschooling, i'm pretty sure i'd get a full range of responses that most likely would include laughter, and questions making me doubt myself about ever even considering it.

A point against it i know is the financial toll not working will do to my family. But here is the thing. My husband is looking at a job prospect that would financially be wonderful for my family and i wont have to even work. If it is God's will, he WILL get that job and i can do what i really want to do. Stay home with my children and seriously look into homeschooling.

Another question i have about it, is the legal part of it. My daughter is already attending a school (It's a christian school! Yeeeaahhh!!) and i wouldnt know how to make this move go smoothly with the board of education.

All this opposition makes me rethink this.....I need to pray.
But then again..Don't we all?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Discouraged

I am a bit discouraged at the moment. My family is not as financially stable as i would have hoped. One of the reasons is our new dog that i purchased, who is part of our family. I did not know that i was buying a sick puppy, and consequently the medical bills and such, burned a hole in my wallet. But the puppy is doing fine now, and God will take us thru this small problem.

Monday, September 1, 2008

What type of popsicle are you?




You Are a Cherry Flavored Popsicle



You are sweet and friendly. For you, summer is all about doing your favorite things.

You are a nostalgic person. You love old fashioned things like ice cream trucks.



You savor everything. Every taste of summer, the feeling of the sun, the smell of the beach...

Of all the types, you love summer the most.

The wedding dress test









What Your Ideal Wedding Dress Says About You


Your Personal Style:Young and flashy. You dress like a celebrity, and you love to accessorize.Your Ideal Wedding:

A huge party with all your friends, with lots of toasting and dancing

Your Philosophy on Marriage:

The person you marry should be your best friend.

Your Perfect Marriage:

Is when you still surprise each other with romantic gestures



Well i took this cute little quiz, and it actually was right. Being the fact that i was married in city hall, that "flashy, dancy" wedding sounds just like me. They were right on the perfect marriage thing too.