Thursday, September 21, 2017

The H Word

While we were at my Father in law's house with my brother in law, sister in law and their two kids, the kids were playing in the other room.  As happens when you have more than one kid in a room for any length of time the kids started fighting.  I went in to figure out what the problem was.

Firecracker was all upset saying about his cousin, "He said he h worded me!"

My nephew was all upset because he was insistent that he did not say that word.

At first I was thrown off until I realized Firecracker actually meant the word "hate" not the other h word. Ahhh I love the innocence of children.

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Evacuating

We were in Irma's direct path, so we decided to evacuate.  It was last minute, but we did at any rate.  We evacuated to my Father in law's house.  We were not the only ones that decided to evacuate to his house either.  My brother in law, his wife, their two kids and their two cats all evacuated to Dad's also.  Now, mind you my father in law lives in a little 1,000 sq ft house with 1 bathroom.

I'm not gonna lie, I was very nervous about how it would all work out, but it was better than I imagined.  Yes, it was crowded, but it wasn't as bad as I worried about.  Needless to say, we're all glad to be home.

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mmmmm Lime Popcorn!

Ok, something you may not know about me is that I'm a lime lover.  Some people want lemon with their water.  I would rather have lime.  I love the lime flavored tortilla chips.

Ok, with this preface I jump into the post. The other day we had a movie night.  While I was at the store buying popcorn I discovered a new product: Skinny girl- lime and salt popcorn!  OH MY WORD!!!  It is fantastic!!! I LOVE IT!  So in case any of you are inclined to try it do it!  It's wonderful.

Have a great day!
Ms. T






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Monday, September 11, 2017

9-11


I will never forget where I was when I heard the awful news about the World Trade Center.  It was such a tragedy.  In one split second our America changed forever.  

I also will never forget the camaraderie that followed.  Americans helping each other, loving each other and coming together for a cause.  People held hands, cried, prayed, gave their money and their time.  All this was done for virtual strangers.  

In our worst moments we learned what our country and countrymen were made of.  And I'm proud to say that my country and countrymen are the best in the world.

I hope you all have a blessed day.  And do not forget to pray for those families that lost loved ones on this horrific day 16 years ago.

Ms. T  




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Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Magic of Music

Sweet pea has always loved music.  Something about music soothes her.  It has always been that way for her.  She just loves it. If she doesn't know the words to a song she hums along with the melody.  If she's never heard the melody before she still tries to hum along.  

The other day we were driving home and she was in a full blown homework meltdown.  (Apparently the page didn't look EXACTLY the way the teacher's example page did and this necessitated a hysterical crying jag.)  I tried to calm Sweet pea down several ways and nothing was working.  Finally, I turned on the radio.  Soon she was singing along with the song and homework was completed.  Just thinking about it makes me stop in awe.  Seriously, what in the world?  I've never been one that is soothed by music, but it works for her.  

The thing is it's not a specific kind of music either.  No, just about any type of music will do.  (Well, I'm not a rap listener so I don't know if rap would have the same results)  But between the Hubs and I we listen to many different genres.  So far just about all of them have this same type of effect on her.  It's a wonder really.

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Movies

Most of you know that I struggle with depression and anxiety.  Some of the weirdest things cause me major anxiety.  I cannot go to the movies.  Think about it for a minute: everyone is in a big room facing forward completely engrossed in what's on the screen.  This seems to me to be the perfect recipe for a gunman.  No one is being vigilant, because come on it's the movies.  We don't go to the movies to think about bad stuff.  We go to the movies to submerse ourselves into a different world, a world where anything is possible.    

Anyway, with this in mind, on Labor Day we had a movie night as a family.  I rented 2 movies, bought popcorn and Sweet pea insisted we make brownies.  It was a lovely evening.

Have a great day!
Ms. T




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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Rainbows

Out of the blue the other day Sweet pea looked at me and said, "Mommy, did you know that waterfalls get rainbows ready to bloom?"  Of course I told her I didn't know that, and then she went on her merry little way.  You may ask, "Were you looking at a rainbow or a waterfall?"  The answer to that is: no.  This was a completely random statement. So I'm now imparting Sweet pea's wisdom to you, you're welcome.

Have a great day!
Ms. T 




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