Tuesday, December 19, 2006

What's in your future?

The stare. This evening I got the stare from Mina. While in the kitchen this little serious faced six year old looks and me and says.......

Mina: "Mommy, you know I can tell what your going to be when you grow up, just by looking at you."

Me: "Is that right?"

Mina: "I can see you are going to be a doctor or a teacher."

Me: (smiling at her great confidence in me) "Honey, I'm already grown up and am what I'm going to be. Your and Michaels Mommy."

Mina: "Hm, let me look again."

Me: "OK, look closely."

Mina: "Oh, I see that you are going to be a Granny or an old woman, then you will die."

Me: (Laughing hysterically!) "My goodness, REALLY?"

Mina: "Yup!!"

Maybe I shouldn't have asked her to look so close. I think I'd have rather been left at a teacher.

Monday, December 18, 2006


.....A little Christmas around the house!
My favorite elephant draped in lights.

Mina's gingerbraed creation proudly on display in our sitting room

A frozen fella who has found a home in our Christmas tree until the first of the year.

I honestly love all this for the sake of kids everywhere.....But between you and me, I can't wait until it over!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

At last, the TRUTH!!

I'm very confident in my ability of knowing my way around the rooms of my house, that includes the kitchen. I love to cook and I myself, like to think I'm not to bad......I'd be willing to cook for anyone!

Gravy. No, not the brown stuff you find on mashed potatoes, the red stuff you fine on macaroni. That is how we refer to spaghetti sauce being from the North. So today being Sunday I made a pot of gravy. Quite naturally, Honey is in and out all day swiping bread for dipping and leaving with moans of approval and.........

Honey: "Baby, that is good!"

Me: "I'm glad!" (smile and a wink)

Honey: Man, I'm tellin' ya....you make some good gravy."

Me: "Yeah, I think it's pretty good."

Honey: "You know, when Mom was here for Thanksgiving.....I told her you made great gravy."

Me: "And?!" (laughing)

Honey: "She started in with a bunch of sh!t!"

Me: "Did we expect anything else?"

Honey: "No! But I told her...."Believe what you have to but her gravy rocks!!""

Me: "Did you really? That is too funny."

Honey: "Yeah!! I'm tellin' ya Babe, your gravy is the best!!"

Me: "Well thank you Honey, I love that you love it!"

Not that I'm at all too concerned with what she thinks about my cooking, or anything else for that matter. I have taken exceptional care of her son in every room of our house for the last sixteen years. But, it is nice to know she got an ear full about how great I am in the kitchen, especially when it comes to gravy. ;)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Gosh, what color would I be?!

Color coded behavior. That's how the teachers let parents know what kind of day was had. Blue=best, Green=fair, Yellow=poor and Red=a call home. Today, both Michael and Mina came home with a green, for the very same reason, talking! I smile to myself, and ask in a tone that was serious but certainly not mad, "What do we have to do better about?" Their response in unison, "Not talking when we should be listening." I kissed them both and agreed!

Me! How could I possibly be upset? They are my kids! Me, the one that has been accused of being able to talk to a wooden man by my husband. The one that knows nearly every single employee, in every department at the supermaket. Or, goes in to pickup Chinese takeout that isn't quiet ready and comes out with a mans life story. Really! I came out and handed Honey a business card. He looks at it puzzled and asked me what it was for. I said it was from a guy inside....He has a painting company. He's originally from Michigan but now lives here in town with his parents. He and his wife are divorced but gets his kids on the weekends, that's why he's living with his parents. He's been here for a couple years and is in the process of buying another house, he should be closing in a few weeks.

Honey is staring at me without blinking and mouth open has I rattle off this information. When I finally finish he says, "MAN!! You were in there for seven and a half minutes and you came out with all that and a card?" I started laughing and said "Sure! Why not, it's better than just standing there!" Honey shakes his head and rolls is eyes but has to laugh and says, "Babe, you are unbelievable!!"

So see? How could I be upset with the two nuts that clearly have not rolled far from the bush?

Monday, December 04, 2006

Another year gone

Happy Birthday Mina!



My, time sure does fly!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sunday Funnies

"Nutritious Eating"

According to a recent article I just read on nutrition, they said eating right doesn't have to be complicated.

Nutritionists say there is a simple way to tell if you're eating right. Colors. Fill your plates with bright colors. Greens, reds, yellows.

In fact, I did that this morning. I had an entire bowl of M&M's. It was delicious! I never knew eating right could be so easy.

I now have a whole new outlook on life. :):)

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