Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy Birthday, Blog!

3 years ago tomorrow, my friend, Ms. L, and I started this blog.  Ms. L has long since stepped back from writing on the blog, but she still can be inspiration for it from time to time.

Anyway, to those of you that have been reading my ramblings for 3 years, God bless you.  And, you probably need to have your head checked! Hahaha!  For real, thanks for sticking with this crazy lady =).

Have a great day!
Ms. T 

(I know I should do this on the blog's actual birthday, but that is a Saturday, and I don't write on Saturdays)


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chocolate

Have you ever had the good old fashioned NEED for chocolate? You know when you can't find any so you end up eating a little bit of everything else in the house hoping something will satisfy your everloving craving?  

And then you have a moment where the Heavens open and Angels sing when you remember that your Hubs has chocolate stashed away to give to his AWANA kids (AWANA is a kids program we do at our church).  And you go to the stash, dig out the chocolate, use scissors to open the pack, because dang it it's still new.  He's totally gonna know, but in that moment you don't care, because you NEED chocolate.  And then you eat 2 Reese's cups and all is right with the world, except now you've got an upset stomach, because the chocolate isn't playing well with the cheese and crackers and tortilla chips you ate trying to satisfy the chocolate craving.

You've never experienced that huh?  I guess it's just me....

Hope you have a great day!

Ms. T


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Own/ Disown

I have people in my family, that are not related by blood, nor are they married to an actual sibling.  However, we call them family.  Their kids call me Aunt and my kids call them Aunt/ Uncle (depending on the gender obviously :).  

I have had someone tell me that they're not really my family.  We can be close, but we cannot/ should not refer to them as actual family.  I say BULL CRAP!!!  I have and will always refer to them as family.  If some families can "disown" their children for one reason or another, then I can "own" my own family.  

So, never again tell me those whom I call family aren't my family.  Because THEY ARE! (impassioned rant over)

Have a great day!
Ms. T 


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Oversharer

I am a habitual oversharer.  I'm that person that calls the Doctor's office to schedule an appointment and ends up telling the receptionist my whole life story, because she needs to know that to book my appointment, right?

The other day, I tried to call my friend.  I dialed her cell number from memory (a rarity!).  She didn't answer, so I opened up my contacts and called her.  Well, her husband answered and told me that he had her phone, because he had lost his.  I had accidentally called her cell phone again instead of her house.  Instead of apologizing and hanging up, I proceeded to tell her husband the whole story of why I called her phone twice...  

Yeah, see, oversharer.  I can't help it I've always been this way. Recently, (in the past couple of years) I've been trying to reign it in.  I've been trying to tell people less, sometimes I succeed, but mostly I end up talking waaayyy too much.

Have a great day!
Ms. T  




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Friday, August 29, 2014

Making Up Songs

Sweet pea has entered into the, song writing stage of child hood.  Every child does it.  They make up songs that have no tune and the words are basically just long run on sentences that make no sense.  

Allow me to share one of Sweet pea's most recent songs. (Ok, more like the essence of the song, because I could never recite it word for word.)

"Do you wanna build a snowman? Come on lets go and play. I never see you anymore, come out the door, it's like you've gone away.  We used to be best buddies, but now we're not.  I wish you would tell me why.  Do you wanna build a snowman? - Go away Anna- Ok, bye. (yes, it starts off with a part of the song from Frozen.  All of them start this way and segue into her own little world) The bunnies the say 'hop hop'. The froggy says ribbit, ribbit. Mommy and Daddy say we have to listen.  If we don't listen, we get in trouble.  I no like trouble.  Firecracker goes to school, but I stay home with Mommy..... etc."

She is so funny.  

Have a great day!
Ms. T 


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Phone Calls

The people in my family are notorious for not answering their phones.  I am no exception to this rule.  It doesn't stop those of us calling the other from berating the one not answering.  A phone call usually goes like this:

*Dials family member
*Rings
* Goes to voicemail
*Hang up (because you know they won't listen to it, so you might as well save your breath)

"For crying out loud, ______!!!  Answer your phone!!!  Why don't you keep it closer to you?  Did you forget to turn the ringer back on after church?  Why do you bother paying a cell phone bill if you're not going to bother to answer your phone?!"

*Wait a few minutes and try again

In all fairness we don't usually say all of those lines, it's usually only one or two of those lines and then we're done.  Now, if we've called more than once and they still haven't answered, most likely we will hurl all of these lines off in one long diatribe!  And, whenever the other person does answer the phone we let them know about it. 
However, we cannot be too self righteous, because throwing stones when you live in a glass house is very dangerous. 

Before I get berated by my family for any inaccuracies, I must say that my 2 brothers and my Hubs are not included in this.  Oh sure, they do the ribbing, but they almost always answer their phones.  So they are allowed to get by with a little more verbal abuse than others ;). The rest of us live under the bus they throw us under.... No point in getting out, because we'll just end up being thrown back under there the next time we miss a call. 

This phone call-itis apparently is catching.  It is not relegated to only blood family members.  It's like as soon as you become a family member you automatically stop answering phone calls.  Or maybe it's that your brain chooses to ignore the sound of the phone ringing?  I really don't know, but there is something...

 Have a great day!
Ms. T  




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Monday, August 25, 2014

Longest Week Ever

I know I was trying to get back into the swing of things, but was it just me or did last week drag on FOREVER? (read "forever" in the voice of Squints from the movie The Sand Lot. And if you haven't seen the Sand Lot, go to the store, get it, watch it immediately.  Don't worry, we'll all wait..... Back?  Wasn't it a great movie?!  Yeah, I love it too, thus the quote.  Ok, stop distracting me!  Back to last week.)

For real, it's like we lived half a school year in one week last week.  It wasn't bad, just really hard to get adjusted to non summer, do whatever you feel like today, life.  

Have a good day!
Ms. T 




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