Monday, September 29, 2008


I don't like to write large makes my hand hurt.

I don't like to type...I'm not very fast.

I don't like mice...they are gross, disease ridden, vermin.

What do these 3 things have in common?

There was a mouse in my recipe drawer, leaving treats and chewing holes in recipes I've written or printed. I have to touch those to use them. Say it with me now...GROSS!

I have emptied my drawer of everything but my cookbooks (and cleaned it) and I am currently moving all of my recipe cards to 8 1/2" x 11" pages. Since I don't like to write I am typing 2-3 recipes per page and I have filled 5 pages. At this rate I may finish before Halloween.

My plan to foil any new rodents (as I'm out to get any who may enter my domain), is to put each page in a page protector in a 3 ring binder. I can simply Clorox wipe or take soap on a rag to a page before I use it, just in case. I'm a little grossed out can you tell.

The page protectors should also help with those nasty spills and smudges I get on my recipes. I've needed to do the type ups for a while some of my newer, written recipes ended up on the backs of envelopes and on post it notes.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ax Murderer

I was looking down at the picture of Owen and the marinara sauce and I was thinking, my son looks like a cannibal/ax murderer covered in blood and licking it off his hands. The appearance is disturbing.

Engineer of the Year

Monday was Engineering Day for Jonathan's company, followed by a dinner with guest that evening. I am pleased to announce that my darling husband was named Engineer of the Year for the INS division. The award is exciting, but I think it's even cooler since this is only the 3rd year that they've done this awards and Jonathan has only been there 3 years. The past gentlemen who've won have been there a long time and their are a lot of guys who have been there longer then him. I had a feeling that he would win, so I made him put my camera in his suit pocket. Here is a picture of Jonathan and his boss with is award.

The dinner was at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and we couldn't resist taking picture in the jet.

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you, my hair is very short and it's white blond.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Little Rock (UPDATED)

Jonathan is on his longest business trip ever...4 days...ya, he'll be back soon. As he got ready to leave and we woke the kids this morning Jackson threw up. Later this morning Owen pulled last night pizza box down and covered his white onesie, himself and the couch in red sauce. I took pictures. I called Jonathan to laugh and warn him I could be in a straight jacket by Friday. I'll dump my camera and post the pictures later.

I promise, I'm not worried or complaining, it's just funny how weird things get when I'm on my own.


Jackson at his peak was running 104.2 last night. He's normal this morning...correction his temperature is normal. He's my kid, normal is not normal to us.

Without further ado here is "Little Red."

Yes, he's sucking on his fingers while I hold his wrists.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Days until the election is over.

Are they honestly implying...

...the Sarah Palin is going to crucify Obama or that Obama is like Jesus? This is just taking the stupidity of this election too far.

Here is the quote, "Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor. "

Last time I checked that wasn't Christ's job title. I thought it was son of God, King of kings, Lord of lords, Savior, Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. That isn't my description of Obama or community organizer.

More then one democrat has said that. What in the world does this have to do with the election. This isn't intelligent discussion or debate. This is just ignorant.

If you don't believe that quote can be found here and here and even though I heard the quote from Donna Brazile on Wolf Blitzer's Late Edition I can't find a transcript of it.

For a party that bashes people for "clinging to their guns and religion" I don't they they should start spouting about things they obviously don't understand and make it a talking point.

When will this election end...crap not until Novemeber4th.

Always proof read.

I don't like reading a post I made day before. I promise I proof read. Sometimes I don't notice my redundancy and stupid (unnecessary) grammar and spelling mistakes.

I promise I does talk gooder then I right blogs...sorry I couldn't help it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lincoln Chafee

It's no wonder he wasn't re-elected. If all he can really say about Sarah Palin is that she's a "cocky wacko" I'm not surprised. I wouldn't call Chafee relative in the current political climate.

Of course I love politics. I have a sick fascination, heck I nearly ran for office when we lived in OKC (we lived there 1 month to short of being able to file). Right now November 4th can't come soon enough. I'm ready for it to be over. Maybe it's because it seems like the race started 10 years ago. Okay, so maybe not that long, but it feels like it. Let the count down begin.

I made her cry.

Today during V's homeschool Bible lessons we were discussing other religions. Since we are doing world geography and cultures as our emphasis this year it's part of the conversation. We did 3 days worth of work. We discussed Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. After discussing Islam I thought of how the book didn't mention jihad. So we touched briefly on the topic. Then I realized it was 9/11. I decided it was an appropriate time to show her the video of what she saw at the age of 1. We watch the 2nd plane hit. We watch the towers fall. We cried. We cried for the many innocent who died and those brave firefighters and police officers who risked and gave up their lives. The lesson about jihad turned to a lesson of sacrifice. I've only seen the towers fall once in the last 7 years (not counting the first few days after it happened). It was as emotionally wrenching today as it was then. It broke her little heart and we called it a day for school. Most of the most impacting lessons aren't found in a text book, they are found in the lives, examples and experiences we see. I hope my life, Christian faith, and example will have a great impact on my children's life and education like the sacrifices they see in history.