Friday, October 30, 2009
Time for Aloha Friday it's really easy to participate all you have to do is... just post your own question on your blog and head over to An Island Life and sign up on the Linky provided. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends
My Question is.................. "How do you (fill in the blank) in peace?" (read, sleep, eat, get dressed, go to the bathroom, whatever)
My blank? Poop... I know, I know, it may seem a lil intrusive, but...... i have a four year old who just HAS to have my attention whenever I'm in the bathroom and I did my first open mic on this topic and it was hilarious actually.....
Thursday, October 29, 2009
When you get a chance, stop by and visit tses ladies too..... you won't be dissappointed...
The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Eight Helping Hands
One Cluttered Brain
Following Him (You should def. be following her! She is truly amazing and I love her posts!)
My Charming Kids a.k.a. MckMama (Her strength and love is inspiring and tremendously moving)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A Simple Kinda Life
Crazy Adventures in Parenting (yes, I visited Lisa yesterday, but this is my girl and she puts it down! so I keep going back...lol)
All That is Good: Lessons from a Giraffe (you have to check out this post. Kasey is amazing! See below for a preview )
"I mean how much better would we be as a society if we all worked together, not worrying about sex and age, looked out for one another, and all got along spending our time concerning over the greater good and not ourselves?"Guessing All the Way
Spending Less and Living More - I have to visit her site more often, I feel like I'm saving money just reading it!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Okay, so my to-say I'm gon-do list is more about things I want to keep doing on a regular basis as opposed to just this week: I need you all to hold me accountable because otherwise, this will just be a lost post in a sea of archives! Ne way, here goes:
-Finish laundry for the week (spent an hour doing laundry last nite, but felt accomplished!)
-Figure what I have in the house that could double as a costume for Saturday's party (either use Jo's painting smock, paint brushes and an empty plate and be a starving artist, with a will paint for food sign, or use his cape and be bat girl and try to convice the Man to dress up as the joker!)
-Vacuum twice this week
√ Comment on at least 5 blogs a day or week (starting tonight) Crazy Adventures in Parenting, Kingdom First Mom, Flying Giggles and Lollipops, All because I fell in love, Eight Helping Hands
-Grandparent card with JoJo
-Go to the gym at least one day this week......and actually work out!
√ Not feel like a bad parent for letting JoJo watch movies while I'm on the computer
- Post give-a-way (hopefully it's not too late) from guy who emailed me a long time ago (that has to be bad blogger etiquette!)
-Finalize Thanksgiving day plans
-Review Christmas Journal (double check card lists and addresses)
√ Take 2 items off of my personal gift list
Okay, so that's it for this week.... I'll probably do more than just this list, but it'll be a good start..and I have to admit, I usually cheat and have Julio do some of the stuff...Vacuuming will be his task most likely
And now a word from our "To Do Tuesday" sponsor, Lisa over at Crazy Adventures in Parenting"
"Today's motivation - take care of yourself. Ensure you're drinking enough water. Eat well, and often (6 small meals instead of 3 big ones helps bolster your metabolism). Get moving every day, whether it's a walk, dancing, working out, be sure to have some activity in there. But take vitamins, and pump in some Vitamin C, Zinc, and echinacea to try to keep yourself well. I'm fighting with the sniffles right now (although I haven't completely ruled out allergies, with all the cleaning out I've done), but I shall prevail because of my arsenal. (Positive thinking helps, too). How about you? What do you use?"
Okay, so get to it...unless you want to come over and help me with my list! Toodles
Thursday, October 22, 2009
She got this idea from her pastor who has just finished preaching on Matthew 16. He said:
Spend 30 days with a journal in your hand. Try it for the next 30 days and see if I’m not lying. Take a journal and just jot down everything you give. Every time you find yourself being generous, write it down. Every time you feel prompted by God to give something you never would, or why would I buy THAT many cookies… from the Girl Scouts. I don’t know why, God just gave you the prompting to do something special for somebody! Write it down.
And then write down on the other side every time something comes back to you. Every time the cycle gets completed. Do it for 30 days, and you’ll never be the same again. You’ll never look at giving the same way again.
Jesus invites you in on the “Kingdom Dynamic”. You don’t have to be afraid to give in the Kingdom! I would imagine the anxiety about money- trying to keep it- is a real anxiety. You’ll start to be just utterly amazed at the freedom that comes to you from money… when you start being generous.
Next month is November, which just so happens to have 30 days and also includes Thanksgiving. A light bulb went off in my mind. The 30-Day Giving Challenge was born, right there in church.
She has challenged herself, and whoever wants to jump on board, to grab a journal next month and GIVE in some fashion every day in November. This could be large or small, simple or extravagant.
If you have a blog, she welcomes you to accept the challenge or simply help spread the word!
Here is how it will work:
- On Sunday, November 1st, she will post a Mr. Linky and invite all participants to RSVP.
- Post about the challenge on your blog, with a few ideas about how you plan to give each day.
- Update weekly with your results, as little or as much as you feel led to share.
- On November 30th, she will post a final update with a linky so we can all see the impact of one month of giving.
Are there prizes?
Nope. If her pastor is correct, the blessings that come back to you each day during this challenge will be better than any bloggy swag.
So, whaddya say? Do you accept the challenge? I can’t wait to see what God has in store!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I'm stealing this from my girl Melysa over at Mely Speaks. She posted her Two Cents Tuesday and posed the question: At what age does nudity become an issue?
This has been a pretty hot topic among mom bloggers and was recent a topic of "controversy" for Hilary Swank when her boyfriend's son saw her naked after waking up (she sleeps in the nude). Moms are buzzing! Me, I don't see what the big deal is.
My son has been seeing me naked since birth, in fact, he used to suck on my nipples as his sole source of nourishment. Inappropriate? Not to me (and apparently not to the millions of other moms who also breastfeed).
My son, now 4, and I frequently take showers together (we save water and time) and I don't see what the problem is. Now, I'm not speaking for all moms, but I really feel that it's a parents business if their child sees them naked. My son is very mature for his age and understands that we ("grils") have different parts than boys and that's okay. Some children make inappropriate comments when seeing body parts or may (believe it or not) make their parents feel uncomfortable.
The only time we had an issue was when I first caught him staring at my boobies while I was applying lotion. I told him not to stare at my boobies because that's rude and they are mine. the next time I caught him, here's how the conversation went:
JoJo: Mom, I like your.....(long pause, looking around)......legs (turns and walks away giggling)
Now should I stopped letting him see me naked after that? IDK, he was two, so again, I didn't see what the big deal was.
I think children figure since we see them naked and don't make a big deal, why should they make a big deal when we walk around full frontal. Now, I'm not going to front, when he sees me naked he does say "ewwww" but when/if I see my mom naked (and I'm 24) I still say "ewwwww" so it's understandable.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Okay, so I'm trying something new. I want to encourage my followers to post this on their blogs and read the comments....just for the amusement!
So, I've decided that from now on, Thursday will be my "tell all" day, thoughts I've had this week that I've been ashamed to say out loud, things I've done, that aren't necessarily socially appropriate, etc. I'd love to hear what everyone else wants to TELL!
1. Noticed my underwear were on inside out this morning....didn't fix em
2. Made an ugly face at a kid riding the bus to school, while I was riding the bus to work...what? Staring is rude..
3. Mixed 2 week old Taco meat into my Spaghetti on Monday, it was good tho
4. Didn't feel bad for giving JoJo a spanking before bed bc I actually didn't feel like reading him a book anyway, did feel bad afterwards tho,
So, that's my list for today, obviously I didn't tell EVERYTHING or I might be a lil bit of trouble, but those were the "acceptable" things I could post. How bout you?
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
DO hair (yes, I have to remind and often Force myself)
Completely clear off dining room table and
go to the gym by Friday
Make invites for HallowRead Party
Go to the gym AT LEAST once by Friday(just got a membership for $1 to join, $10/month and @29/year at Planet Fitness)
Make and handout printed invites
I'm on a roll!
Okay, so this list is very ambitious, but I think I may be able to do it........
For more info on To Do List Tuesday, head over to Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Monday, October 5, 2009
I'm so excited for this. I absolutely love pearls...and everyone of my friends calls me an old woman, but there's something about pearls that makes me feel so classy and feminine. Which is why I just have to tell you guys about this great give-a-way over at Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House. Dee is giving away a strand of Akoya Pearls valued at $2400from Pearl Paradise!!! If I win these, I'll be the fanciest mom on the block..not that hard considering where I live, but still. I would be sooo hype if I won these....aren't they just b-e-a-utiful? If you want to enter, just head over to Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House and follow her directions (actually scratch that, don't you'll hurt my odds of winning!!!) Good Luck!