Saturday, September 03, 2011
Last Night, fueled on a teeny nap, my darling husband treated us to the Drive-In. I think he has had it planned in his head all week, but, likes to 'shock and awe' us. I was wondering why he was insistent on me not lettinghim sleep past 6p.m. and then snarled at me when I gave him until 6:30 p.m. thinking that I was being a sweety. He had plans!
Alas, we made it just in time! We usually take the kids to play in their classic, hazardous park equipment kid area before hand, but, my 'sweetness' kinda put a dent in that. I'm alright with the way that happened because everything there were puddles that lead to China all over the place, so, I imagine the equipment was pretty slippery.
Anywho, it was a WONDERFUL night to end a really intense week.
The two movies we watched were:
Which my youngest (3.5 yo) got to stay awake for, but, then she fell asleep...so, we're not counting her vote. She did vote for SMURFS.
(biased vote for Smurfs:1)
The WINNER is:
My eldest son (13) voted Smurfs.
He said the deciding factor was the villains. Apparently the villain in the Spy kids movie was 'lame' (too 'cheesy') and the one in Smurfs was a riot. He enjoys laughing at the villains.
My eldest daughter (12) voted Spy Kids.
She loved the girls being the tough guys and she LOVED the "Cheesy humour".
Tank (7.5) voted Smurfs.
He enjoyed the humour.
Marshmallow (6) voted Spy Kids.
He liked the family reconciliation. I'd give give you the verbatim explanation, but, it would spoil the movie.
Princess (3) voted Smurfs...she only watched the Smurfs though. I think it honestly would be a tough one for her because she would LOVE to do some Kung-Fu maneuvers on her siblings like in the Spy Kids movie...
Hubby voted Smurfs...one sec., I'll interrupt his Zombie shoot-'em game on the first working XBOX to ask him why....
I asked for a sentence, he one-upped me and gave you one word. I'm so shocked.
Myself, I voted for Smurfs.
I'd like to think it wasn't because it was the movie with the least amount of bathroom breaks. I mean, really how many times do my children need to pee?!! Each of them had to go per movie 5 times each?! I'm logging it in my fitness log. Because it was a long dark walk to the bathrooms and back at the drive-in and it gave me the 'heebie-geebies', I'm logging the energy I had generated to form the goose bumps that covered me from head to toe each time!
Yup. I don't want anyone to go under false pretenses thinking they're going to see an Eddy Murphy or Robin Williams, but, asides from Smurf nostalgia...Hank Azaria is soooooo cool and he sealed my approval with his performance.
Have a Blessed Weekend!!
Friday, September 02, 2011
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After my twilight venomous blog post that I have since deleted, I have devoured Karen's positive blog with gusto supremo. I promise in the future to be a more positive blogger/vlogger....think a green shade...not quite yellow, but, not the purple I've been deleting. K?!
Knowing that I NEED to lament; what I will be doing is reopening my blogging account on blogspot and doing my "Deep Snow" over there with my homeschooling/homemaking stuff. That will keep things bright and cheery over here and, and, and, and, and, AND...(I lost my train of thought, where was I going with that....I'll just pause and have a sip of coffee....OH!)...AND, then you won't be clicking on deleted links. Good plan, eh? So, I'll just link at the bottom of the positive post a link that says, "Deep Snow" and you can click on it if you feel like goin' snowshoeing.
Karen gave me that nudge I needed to put into words the inner most desires that I need to get onto paper and make happen. My own 'Bucket List". It will be so tame that you may have no appreciation, but, I am looking forward to having them on paper so that I can post them and make them a reality.
1. Incorporate a Bed Time ritual for my children.
My world is absolutely foreign to 95% of you. I come from a home where my mother would tuck us in to crisp clean sheets, pray with us, kiss us on our heads and threaten our existence if we made a peep before sun break. I found security in that and I had wonderful sleep. I married a man that was raised by hippies. They fell asleep whenever, wherever, and under whatever they could find. We started bed routines at the standards compared to my childhood and have morphed into hubby's. Last night I was up until 4 a.m. How am I to function? *sips coffee*
Now, seeing that the eldest is 13 and 6ft3", it is obviously doing him no harm. None the less. We are back on schedule. No really we are.
2. Read to my children from the Bible everyday.
A proverb a day keeps the Devil at bay.
Yesterday we read Proverbs and Proverbs 1:33 is the one that the older ones and I found peace with since the pedophile moved into the hamlet.
"But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."
We're not promised suffering-free lives, but, we can be fear-free. His Peace when we obey Him. I have no idea what h3ll can be dished out to my children, but, I know that this year I am making it my goal to equip them with 'soul-matches'. They can store them inside and use them when their candles get snuffed out by the Dark one...my babies will be fighters. I will equip them.
3. Pray with my children everyday. Not just at bedtime.
4. Read for enjoyment with my children everyday.
5. 15minute Tidies. My husband and I have dedicated this season of our lives to the children. Our home comes after them, but, as you can imagine I am aching to do gardening and get my Victorian home under control. However, the dust bunnies (if only they were bunnies...they're elephants) can wait, I will savour the precious ones I get now. I want 15 intervals of tidying done 3x's a day. It barely skims the surface, but, right now it's one room focused then one neglected and it's wearing my nerves. So, I'll do as Lenka and Leiigh do and take it off bit by bit.
I'll have to get more specific as I go,but, that's a huge step for me.
6. Outdoor time Everyday. I love gardening and walking. I can live out there. Then why have I been hiding for 2 weeks in here? My husband is gone so much I'm getting pity glances. People are assuming he's leaving me. Then there are the guys parking on our corner lot for forever on our dead street with the brazen flirty faces...so, I'm in hiding.
Everything is fine, with Spock and I.
We'll know soon about the jobs he has applied for and I'll tell you as soon as we get word.
Anyway, Katie grabbed some photos for me of the garden on her DSI XL (it's a glorified game boy) so that I could show you what's going on with my garden.
These are my Mammoth Sunflowers in my heart bed...I have scarlet runner beans, and my cucumbers in there. The Morning glories are holding the sunflowers up against the arbor.
Front view with Morning Glories...
Link to new blog:
"Deep Snow" snowglobemama.blogspot.com/
Friday, August 26, 2011
Tornadoes have passed on. WOO HOO!!
Celebration time here.
I love Dance Parties!
sry no kids, still a Circus!
I saw LOVNGMENOW posting them (Dance Party Friday) and daring others and I hadn't danced in decades even in my own kitchen (it was tabooed by my peers). I was so sick with a neurological disease this Spring that I could not move from the pain and loathed my existence. The pounds were pouring onto my frame at an alarming rate with my increased inactivity. When I saw her 2 minutes of Fitness Fun a switch flipped inside of me...a spark was ignited. I love music. I love moving to music.
And I danced anyway. First it was a baby step; in my my chair and awkward, but, my body remembered soon enough.
Dance like nobody is watching. Only people that watch the Friday Dance are people that want to....not the haters...
Song: Brittany Spears ~ Circus
Friday, August 26, 2011
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
I left my matches in my hubby's pocket this week.
Elton John's ~ Candle In The Wind
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Eye Candy is an attitude that reflects on your exterior; that R*E*S*P*E*C*T for your Diva-self.
I'm a size 16...I didn't find it at a size 6 or 0 where I thought I'd find it. It was here the whole time.
F.Y.I ~ASRMOM, I did not start the tornado either...
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