Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Husband gratitude (because sometimes I forget)

Sunday, GothGrrl and the DM were doing laundry when she asked why I just put his laundry in a stack all week instead of putting it away from him. He told her he asked me to do it that why "because Mom has more important things to do than put away my laundry."
Last night he came home, gave me his Starbucks gold card and asked for mine. He told me to get drinks on his and he would load my card and get his drinks on it til I had reached Gold level.
Then, when we did cyber shopping later, he didn't say no to anything but the samurai sword handle umbrella I wanted to get a  friend who is a college student ( he's heard there have been issues with them).
Tonight, I'm making my chicken and black bean enchiladas at his request. A year ago he would have pouted at me making something he expected to be made with dairy, but lately, he's not only OK with that but asks for some of those dishes. He grates dairy for on top less too. It's so much easier to handle an allergy when you know your family no longer resents what foods you're "denying" them.

I love you, Honey!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Some days, you feel good about what you're doing.

Today, at Matthew's request, we started our day a little differently. Instead of me working out and then showering while the kids did schoolwork, we took a walk on the trail before swim. The reason was that Matthew anted to look for Northwest Alligator lizards. We didn't find any, and it was really weird for me to not work out, but we did get home and more work than usual done before swim. Matthew was doing his Latin, and commented that at this point, reading Latin is much like reading English for him.I think this is pretty cool :) While at the center for lessons I had four different older ladies (one on her own, and a group of three) said how wonderful it it that I'm homeschooling, and said many wonderful things about my kids . Happiness!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

25 things about me

1  I LOATHE cooking. But I love to eat so I cook tasty things anyway.

2  When I do kickboxing workouts, I pretend I'm the Slayer. Not that I'm Buffy, but that *I* am the slayer.

3 The real reason I had my kids drug free is my intense fear of needles. 25 hours of unmedicated back labour ( and that was just the first one) was far better than a huge needle going into my back anyday.

4  The above is why I will probably never get a tattoo, even though I had one designed for me 12 years ago.

5  Because I'm hard of hearing in my left ear I prefer to communicate electronically than by phone.

6  Although we all know the good parents will listen to their kids' grievances, I don't have a lot of patience for the "he said, she said, LIAR LIAR LIAR" and I just won't listen to it.

7  I don't like poetry. Exceptt Gibran and Poe. Everything else, I would rather poke out my eyes than read.

8   I hate hate hate pro sports.

9  A good friend (male) keeps trying to get my boys to be interested in sports. I really need to firmly tell him we're HAPPY the kids are not so into sports.

10 I have never tried an illegal drug and am really not interested.

11 The list of things I would NOT give up for an iPhone is so short, I could count it all on one hand and have fingers left over. However the top one, being home with my kids, would be the one that creates a situation where I can' afford one.

12 I hate oatmeal, bananas, and raisins. I would only eat them to prevent my death by starvation.

13 I have a " thing" against Jetta drivers. Hope I didn't offend you.

14 I don't see why anyone would ever knit a sweater in pieces and sew it together. In the round rules!

15 I'm not sure how to rate my standards for what I let my kids read/watch. They are for sure looser than my husbands, in which case I will defer to his comfort level. I have friends that run the spectrum from very conservative to no censorship, and I probably fall at about the 70% toward liberal end.

16 I also loathe doing dishes. My family can attest as I "outsource" as much as I can through assigned chores, bribes, punishments or just being so busy outside the house on an evening I'm not there to do them. A working dishwasher is only second to an iPhone on the list of material things I want.

17 I can't keep powdered sugar in the house between birthdays or I will stress eat homemade chocolate frosting. It's like crack to me.

18 I consider the internet "cheaper than therapy" and use it in lieu of same.

19 I had an unpaid job as a rock concert photographer as a teenager. It came with a backstage pass. I was hit upon by Gene Simmons and Kip Winger, but was a good girl.

20 I started going grey at 17, and have dyed ever since. I do not plan to stop any decade soon!

21 I am a bit OCD about some things, like where the water pitcher gets set down. I will stop whatever I'm doing to "put things" right".

22 Right now I mostly think I look good. For the first time in my life. But not everyday.

23 Celebrity "crush"- Christopher Eccleston

24 Unless I am saying the Lord's Prayer, I will perform quite a bit in the way of verbal gymnastics to avoid referring to God in the masculine.
25 For #25, ask me anything I can answer, with the knowledge that two of my kids and many of the people I go to church with read here.