Thursday, September 24, 2009

Personality Flaws

have you ever known somebody that only thinks about themselves? i have a friend on facebook, a girl, who always talks about herself. we have some mutual friends, and if somebody says anything and she answers it's always about herself. always. i started noticing this one day and i got to thinking, "do i do this?" i know sometimes i do, but i hope it's not always. now, of course people are going to make personal comments, but this girl kinda does it to the extreme, i think. no, i'm not gonna tell you who she is or what was said. i'm just saying, it got me thinking. of course, on a blog it is all about me, but i hope when i leave comments on other people's blogs i'm not self absorbed. i do think that we all have the potential to be ridiculously self centered, but at the same time we have the potential to be completely selfless. i hope i'm leaning more towards selfless.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Morning Conversation

scene: me in the bathroom, andrew comes in followed by emmy


andrew: is this my carebear?

me: yes, if emmy says it is

andrew: what's his name?

me: funshine

emmy: is this my carebear?

me: yes, her name is sharebear

emmy: she has a butt

me: yup

andrew: mine has a butt

emmy: carebears have butts

me: ha ha ha ha

Monday, September 14, 2009

Musically Inclined.

wanna hear a bad idea? letting your kids each buy a flute at the dollar store.

we went to the dollar store and the kids each had a dollar. we looked at all sorts of things but then we found plastic recorders. i thought that the kids could learn a little bit about music. they couldn't be that annoying, right? afterall, the harmonica that they play with isn't too bothersome...

yeah, these are high pitched whistles. and now one is broken. i'm so devastated.

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11th

for some this is a day that will live in infamy. yes, i remember where i was on this day back in 2001. i know that my husband remembers where he was, too. one year ago today i buried my little daughter mary. this day has different meaning for me now.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Grammatically Incorrect

i'm not a fan of using words wrong, but i do it all the time. for instance if i use the word have in a sentence then i will add -en to the verb. like "i haven't boughten that yet" or "i've caughten lots of balls" or "i have satten in that chair before." see, those aren't words. other things like "i'd've" or "here're" may not be acceptable contractions. i also use bad sentence structure. "will you get me out a plate?" i said that once and my dad just laughed at me and said i was "so amish". ha!apparently. also, some things i add an -s to: anyways, towards. they don't need an -s at the end. i dangle my participles like it's going out of style. "where are you from?" "where are you at?" "who should i give this to?" those kinds of things made my college english teacher cringe. actually, that last sentence had a lot wrong with it. you want more? i got more. "me and andrew went to the store." at least i don't misuse "I". i would never say something like "emmy surprised derek and i." i know that's wrong. so, what are some incorrect things you say?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Church Bags!

a couple of weeks ago i left the kids' church bags in the car with crayons in them. the crayons melted all over the bags and ruined them. i was very sad. however, it meant that i got to be creative again! here're the new bags!

Emmy's Bag:

Andrew's Bag:

i thought they turned out pretty good. i finally figured out how to get the extra stitches on my machine! i was so excited!