Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My kid cracks me up

It's been a while since I've shared a "my kid cracks me up". Here's one from last Sunday.

We were picking up breakfast sandwiches at the deli. Even though Grom had just eaten, he was starving. It was 8am and he wanted Nacho Dorritos. Like an good mommy, I said no way... no chips for breakfast. Instead he talked me into buying him a package of gum. Everyone knows how filling gum can be.

He picked Big Red. He's never had Big Red before.He had just popped the first piece in his mouth.

"Mommy this gum's as hot as a bbq"

Like I said, my kid cracks me up.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Daybook November 2, 2009

FOR TODAY... Monday November 2, 2009

Outside my window... it's a beautiful day... warm and clear.

I am thinking... about a couple of boxes that I'm waiting for... my new MacBook Pro and a box of diet food.

I am hearing... boy and grandfather scheming about a trip to the ice cream store.

I am thankful for... my Dad. It's his birthday this week. He's a great dad and a great grandpa. I'm not saying that he doesn't drive me nuts and that he doesn't interfere in our parenting, but I wouldn't trade him. I should pray for him more.

I am wearing... the summer "uniform" - black cargo capris, croc flips, and my wild yellow and bright colored tee shirt.

I am remembering... a silly outfit that I used to wear when I first met Surferman. A white long sleeved shirt, navy tights and red/navy plaid shorts. I don't know what I was thinking. Must have been some leftover preppy. Do you remember any silly outfits you wore?

I am going... to celebrate my blogoversary this week. Four Years! I should also be hitting 600 posts. Watch for a giveaway later this week.

I am reading... same as last week. It's slow and I haven't been taking any extra time to read.

I am hoping... that the new comforter cover that we bought is going to stop shedding someday. It's flannel and has been leaving fuzz everywhere. I washed it and it's still very linty.

On my mind... all the fund-raising they do at Grom's school. Just today, three opportunities to spend money came home. Do they really need all that money?

From the learning rooms... books about the ocean, ships and sea animals. It's "g" week at school.

Noticing that... my desk is so messy that now I'm putting my computer on top of a pile of papers.

Pondering these words...
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV
It's from our message on Sunday. Today Grom was lollygagging before school. He told me that everything in his life was too tempting and that it kept him from listening and doing what he was supposed to. Oh, the things God teaches me through my son.

From the kitchen... tuna noodle casserole tonight. It's a favorite that we don't eat very often. Please don't tell Grom in has tuna in it.

Around the house... marshmallow gun wars. We bought my dad a couple of marshmallow guns for his birthday. Way fun. It's surprising how scary it is to be shot with a mini marshmallow.

One of my favorite things... picking Grom up at school and getting the chance to be the first one to hear about his day. Today they went to a play of Charlotte's Web. It was a man in a pig costume... not a real pig.

A picture to share...Another of the sunset shots. I love Grom's reflection in the wet sand and evident joy he gets just running around at the beach. We need to hit the sand more often.

Read other Daybook's at Peggy's Blog, The Simple Woman.

gratitude community - november 2

holy experience

63. best buddies

64. the amazing view rom my kitchen window as I'm making dinner. I am so blessed to live here.

65. this adorable little giraffe who has been through so much in his short life. Please pray that his next surgery will be his last surgery.

66. this man (the giraffe's dad) who loves the Lord, loves his family and does his best in spite of a crummy hand he's been dealt. It's a wig.

67. his wife (who I don't have many photos of... hmmm) who is "hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair"

68. their boy (Grom's buddy) who seems to breeze through the chaos of his brother's medical problems

69. presents brought home from a day of hookie (or is it hooky) - a bucket of smelly fish and the decorated placemat from their pancake brunch

70. Surferman who finally understood why 10/31 isn't just a "fun day"

71. my camera shy boy

72. so much sandy fun at the beach

73. some fun pictures instead of the shot I was hoping to get for a Christmas card

74. muscles

75. I get to live here
76. art based on one of God's beautiful creations... the apple

77. proof it's not all random... who put a star in the middle of my apple? GOD!

78. pages and pages of fun

79. a little boy who is so excited about the "millions and millions" of rolly pollys he found outside that he had to come and get me so I could see and take a picture (I can't really see them either)

80. celebrating my Dad's birthday with family and friends... a spaghetti and meatballs feast

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

What's for Dinner - November 2, 2009

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

~Everybody Pitch-In 4 Dinner~
~Kid's Club~
bring condiments for hot dogs

~Session at Dream Dinners~

~Couple Home Group & Pitch-In Dinner~
bring green salad


~Pasta Feed @ the Arnolds~
bring beverages

Share your meal plan with the others at Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

My new hobby - wire wrap beading

I've been having a lot of fun making earrings. I had bought a few pairs from a wonderful Etsy Shop. I was inspired and thought... hey if I could just learn how to wire wrap, I could make my own earrings.

I found out that a wonderful lady at church was doing some wire wrapping. She's an artist and really has the heart of a teacher. She was gracious enough to show me how. There has been no stopping me. Here are some of my creations. Lots of them are up for grabs - say the word and they are yours.

Here's the first pair I made with Deborah. They are made with recycled variegated red glass beads. I'm pretty happy with my first effort, even though they hang a little crooked. Up for grabs.

These are delicate pink striated glass beads. Sorry these are mine.

These simple single bead earrings are a peachy crackled bead. Mine too.

Another simple pair... a rosy tan faceted bead. Up for grabs.

These are my favorites. They are bell shaped mostly clear beads. I think they are so cool. I'm hoping I can find more of these beads in the stash so I can make some more to giveaway.

These are clear striated beads. They are alot like the pink earrings above. Very pretty and up for grabs.

These are fun golden brown recycled beads. I think Erika wants these, if not they are up for grabs.

Last pair, clear flat round beads, they are quirkily imperfect (I might have made up the word quirkily). Up for grabs.

I have more ideas waiting to get twisted into beautiful baubles. Let me know if you like seeing the pictures.