Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Confessions of a Skinny Girl

I was talking to a friend (who is skinny- I mean thin as it gets skinny) and she was saying how her daughter who is 10 years old is always eating. She was asking me how I keep my kids from over-eating. That conversation wound it's way to the serving size of a Hershey's kiss (her answer made me gasp! in surprise). This conversation (and other recent friends' blogs) started me thinking, "What would it be like if I was skinny?"

Disclaimer: This post is strictly for laughs- I am not wishing to offend anyone - skinny or otherwise.

Confession #1: I could only eat 1 Hersheys kiss at a time so what is the point of buying a whole bag?

Confession #2: I would get so constipated because there would be hardly any fat in my diet (and I need fat because I don't have a gall bladder.)

Confession #3: I wouldn't have any more friends because they all loved me when I was "fat and sassy".

So I'm happy for now being on the chubby side- this sounds absolutely dreadful!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Primary Jamboree

The girls had their Recognition Night Sunday and I videotaped their performance. My Hannah choreographed the entire dance. Haylee coordinated music, hair, outfits and how to end their dance. The other dancer Hannah is Amberlyn's oldest daughter.

Other than the minor criticisms from me, their perfectionist mother, (which BTW I did not mention to them) it turned out pretty good. Their clogging teacher was very impressed and asked them to perform it at the dance studio's spring recital in May. Please excuse the lamo recording job (technical things are not my strong suit).

video

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Flu

I actually got the flu. The one on the news. I remember saying to Robin one year, "How do people die from the flu?" Well, now I understand. And believe me, I won't be going without a flu shot ever again. (Even though this year the CDC said it was only 40% effective)

It started with a cough on Sunday. Then in the middle of the night, I woke up with a 102 degree fever. I've been in bed ever since.

My poor kids! Ed worked Tuesday and Wednesday so they were pretty much on their own. Hannah woke me up Tuesday night and said, "Mom, it's 7 o'clock. Dad's not home yet and we haven't eaten. Can I make pancakes?" By the time Ed got home, hunger was averted and the kitchen was getting cleaned up.

Wow- it's never easy to be sick but to know that things will run without you and you don't have to crawl out of bed to tie a shoe or do someone's hair is a really great thing.

Ed has the rest of the week and this weekend off which means I can relax and get better. But I've already been in bed for 4 days- how much longer?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Dream Guy


Ed is so great to me! He bought me my "pajama-gram two weeks ago for V-day. When it came in the mail, he was so excited, he had me open it right away.

Also- I really wanted flowers. And I've been married long enough that I know when I want something that rather than drop hints and hope he catches on that I should just say what I want. So I got flowers yesterday at work- white roses. He proposed to me with white roses. And it didn't lessen it that I had to tell him that's what I wanted.

I'm still working on his V-day present. I'm a slacker. But that's okay too- because there have been plenty of years where I spoiled him.

Thanks honey! You're the best!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Let it Snow.... okay STOP!

I'm sure there are areas of the country that have more snow than this (like in the backwoods of Montana) but it has been such a crazy winter with a snow storm just about every other day. As you can see- on the left side of our house, you can completely walk up and over a 3 foot fence. In some areas of our neighborhood, you can do that with a 6 foot fence. The boys (and the dog) are sure are having fun though! Me? I just want to wear flip-flops again- my toes need to breathe.