Thursday, October 22, 2009
I have been thinking about doing a Friday Favorite post for a while now. The problem is I am terrible at posting and I usually remember on Saturday. So for my first FF post: Deals! I love to get a good deal. My husband works hard for the money so I really do like to be careful when I spend it. My best deal lately was a new Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. We both had been coveting one for some time but just could not justify spending the money on it since I rarely bake him anything anymore. ( He lovingly pointed this out last night...again!) So imagine my glee when I stumbled upon one this summer while checking out the new Shopko. We had been given an additional 20% off your entire purchase coupon when we walked in the door. The mixer was marked down from 299.99 to 115.02, frankly a deal in itself. But remember my coupon! Final price 92.02! WOW! It is beautiful black, has all three beater attachments and the comfort grip stainless bowl. I LOVE it! Maybe I will make hubby something sweet this weekend....
I was waiting in the lobby of the doctor's office yesterday and picked up an article about Elizabeth Edwards. It talked about her on going battle with breast cancer, infidelity, losing a child, etc.* In the article was a passage she has painted on her wall. The words are from the song "Anthem" by Leonard Cohen. ( View whole song here) It says "Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." Sometimes we forget to look at all of the blessings we have in our lives. The last several weeks have brought news full of sadness for friends and family. It has been so easy to say, "Why them?" Their lives are falling apart right before their eyes...but through the crack, the light that shines in...it is the friends who rally around to give strength. The chance to say " I love you" knowing the end is near. Remembering the fun, laughter and good times. The new teachable moments that are REAL life. So today I challenge you to look for the light, it is everywhere. And be thankful! *HealthMonitor , Vol.7 October/November 2009
My sweet youngest child is very quick to make an excuse and blame someone else. He is also really good at throwing fits. This morning as we are "discussing" his toast and how I ruined it and subsequently ruined his life he began his usual pathetic whine! As we were talking about how he could stop or go to his room, he matter-of-factly proclaimed: "Mom, I can't control my body, only God can!" So there we have it....I have been talking to the wrong person this whole time!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tooth??? I guess it is better than an extra toe or eyeball or something weird....
We got back from vacation and Cole asked me to look at something on the roof of his mouth. He thought he had a piece of popcorn stuck ( he is a popcorn eating fool..) It was right behind his two front teeth. It was another tooth....Called the dentist and made an appointment. By the time we went it had moved over to the side...After xrays and careful counting Doc determined it was an extra permanent tooth. Which means trip to the oral surgeon....just the thought causes heart palpitations. We do not have dental insurance...so I started to panic. God Bless Doc, he gave us copies of our xrays and a referal and we didn't have to sell a kidney to pay for it! Cole was so brave, they make the parents leave the room during the procedure, he just sat in the big chair, followed direction and was done in 10 min. They are tough like their daddy!
The extra tooth. It popped through in less than a week and moved over...crazy!
The hole it left! (sorry for the blurry photo..)
well most of you who read this already know, BUT....We found out earlier this summer we will be adding one more little munchkin to the family! We are very excited! The boys are hoping for a girl???is that possible? Tate did mention the possibility of a crappie....very slim chance I hope!
So we will see come February!
This is the initial response once we told the kids...they were all crying because they thought we were lying.... Poor children!