Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lose Something? A 2 for 1 post Not Me Monday and Tuesdays Truth

A 2 for 1 post Not Me Monday and Tuesdays Truth

Here is a picture at Christmas of the partial crowd that was in and around a neighbor's driveway waiting on Santa Claus to arrive by firetruck. I think the procession was just rounding the corner.

I love my neighborhood, for the most part. If I have to live in a neighborhood, and not on a few acres, at least we picked a good one (with a little assistance-thank you Cheryl with Coldwell Banker) Our neighborhood is older with a mix on our street of infants to retirees and we know more of our neighbor's names than not...
It 's really awesome when you are the mother of teenagers and VOT's ( very old teens ) to be able to see toddlers in action. We see the wonder of discovering something new and the agony of defeat when things don't go their way - meltdowns? Yep, I have seen a few, toddlers and their parents meltdowns too. I usually am reminded of something my own children did at a similar age and laugh or get lost in a quick trip down memory lane. 

Last week I was struggling ( yes, sometimes it becomes a physical struggle) to get my 14 yr old son out of the house in time for school.  The Giant. All 6'3 size 15 shoe wearing boy.  I don't even remember what he did, said, broke, provoked, etc, but some frustrated mother managed to loose it on my driveway and have a meltdown of her own... 

Yea, umm, Not me.

Apparently the two neighbors ( of the toddlers I find entertaining)  found that highly entertaining and told me the next day they couldn't stop laughing. I'll pass that along if I see her again, which, regretfully, I am sure will be in the near future.

                                          My new motto courtesy of a bumper sticker: 
                                Grandchildren are the reward for not strangling your teenagers. 

Philippians 4:4-9

Peace Out.

Alright, please join the fun and post below. Time for Tuesdays Truths.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesdays Truth

Not posting today  - my hand is in a heating pad, but please go ahead....

Monday, May 10, 2010

Link to a Missing Theme? Not me!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Notorious for sliding in at the deadline, I was very proud I made a post early Monday am while the house was still.  I post it only to discover that due to some unkind comments the regularly scheduled post of Not Me Mondays never appeared... oops... Surely I immediately corrected it as I would never get busy and forget to  correct an assumption I made.... Not me!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Dewberry cobbler is your reward found at the Homesick Texan

I have been anxiously awaiting dewberry season!
Pail      ( check)
Stick    ( check)
Boots/tennis shoes ( check)
Awesome recipe to try once I get back?  ( check - see below)

Dewberry cobbler is your reward

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tuesdays Truth

My Pastor is on my Facebook.
I really appreciate the little church I attend even if I have missed the last 3 weeks, lol.
so y'all, he he posts these little gems of truth.

One from this week:

How do you know if you're out of God’s will? You planned to be out of God’s will! We don't accidentally slip out of the will of God Each and every one of us knows the basics of God's will for our life God directs us to specific people places and actions These things are where God’s blessings await us Yet, we insist in... going the wrong direction because of some insignificant inconvenience or some self-indulgent desire

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Humm, so as i am redirecting myself toward the right path and making the right decisions, the obstacles I have to overcome were firmly placed there by me as a result of my bad decisions... I got there all by myself...    However, if I gave them to God instead of trying to stubbornly trying to fix them my self my load would be a little lighter. For me that is difficult, I think I am going to have to physically write them and leave them ... or burn them in the barbeque pit...

C'mon, don't be bashful... post a truth.   Me and Cookie are the only ones in the pool right now. Come on in, the waters fine!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Inside out ...not me monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

The new job is 40 hours a week, so in the rest of the time, I am usually hurrying to get places, get things done but still... what was up with that woman walking into the Walmart with her shirt inside out the other day???   She quickly realized it at the entrance as she was reaching for her cart.  She stopped , embarassed and the kindly greeter looked at me her and said : I am so glad I am not the only one that does that ..." 

Whew people, "me either"  

edited to add:  Okay, so the one day I actually get my entry posted  so I can *gasp* be on time for something, it changes on me.... due to some not so kind comments, Mck Mama posted about that here.