*Today I went on a field trip with Lake's class to see Horton Hears a Who. It was a really good movie with several good themes. I recommend it to people of all ages. I just don't recommend seeing it in an old theater with 116 first graders. My feet were stuck to the floor the entire time. Seven year olds tend to laugh just a little too loud and at the most inappropriate times. They like to kick the back of your seat and they have to go pee - ALOT. hahahaha I am just kidding (about most of it).
*100-calorie packs of Orville Redenbacher popcorn are not nearly as good as movie popcorn no matter how much you try to convince yourself.
*My new favorite snack is Yoplait light yogurt - Boston Creme Pie flavor to be exact with Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal in it. That combination is like Twizzlers - "makes mouths happy".
*I know I have griped about this on several previous occasions, but allow me to vent yet again about the trash that IS television (with the exception of American Idol of course). Last night while my hubs watched Tennessee lose to a team that will remain unnamed here, I flipped channels and found filth of all kinds. On HGTV, there was a lesbian couple who were trying to buy a house together. On TLC, there was a transgender (what the heck is that anyway) girl/guy that looked strangely like Elvis who was getting a tatoo on her neck of some kind of skull with flowers on it. On one of the major networks (CBS? ABC? NBC? Who knows they are alike to me) there was a show that featured detectives trying to solve a gory murder that involved very strange circumstances. Do we really need to turn on our TV's and see bloody, bruised, half naked people laying in pools of blood? I can't bring myself to watch that junk. On VH1 and MTV you can guarantee there will always be nudity, cursing, freaks of nature of all kinds, and lots of drunk people in bathing suits. On MTV2 you will always see rich rappers who want to show off their cribs (or as we normal people would call them - huge mansions bought with drug money). Yes, I went there. I could go on and on but you all have cable - you know that Scott Baio and Peter Brady have their own completely insane reality shows. You know that homes are broken every week while people answer questions on Moment of Truth. The sad part is that we have made a hobby out of watching this crud.
*I lost 4 lbs this week --- I gained 8 last week ---- by my calculations I have about 15 lbs to go. I wonder what the recovery time for liposuction is. (Just kidding - kinda)
*Have you seen that the UMC has decided to turn against Israel? If I recall correctly, the Bible says that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse her will be cursed. I don't agree with all the practices of the Methodist church, but this seems very disastrous. I wonder why denominations that have mostly been considered by the majority to be mainstream (ie. Episcopal, Methodist, etc) have all of the sudden become extreme in their stance on certain issues. By that I mean I wonder why so many denominations have decided to ordain openly gay ministers, to become anti-Israel, to deny that the Bible is the divine inspired Word of God???? The Bible tells us that in the last days, there will be a great falling away of the church. Guess it's another prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes. If you are Methodist or Episcopal or one of the other denominations that seem to be falling away, please know that I am not preaching at you or condemning you, because I know the local church doesn't always agree with the umbrella association they fall under. Just because the UMC believes something does not mean that all Methodists believe it.
*I am terrified of snakes. I dont even say the word - only"S". My son came home from school with a toy snake today. I have screamed at him several times already for bringing it near me and we have only been home for an hour. Like dogs, kids smell fear and play on it. I know that my fear of snakes is irrational and I have mentioned this before but I think it is important enough to note again that I dream about them, when I sit on the toilet I worry that one might come out of said toilet, when I check the temperature of the water in the bathtub I fear that one might come out of the faucet, when I make my bed I think there might be one under it so I keep my feet at least 2 feet away from the bedskirt (at least I might have a chance to move away if one darts out unexpectedly), when I see one dead on the road I shiver endlessly and scream, my niece and nephew used to hold me in the corner with the S encyclopedia turned to the snake page when I babysat them, I would never visit the reptile house of the zoo, I could go on, but you get the point. Yes, I know I need counseling for this.
*I don't really like any of the candidates for President.
*Since when did first graders have homework?
*We have reservations at Disney for July 26th - August 5th. While we love, love, love Disney, it will be like a blazing inferno there. Since I don't think I would really look good in a tube top, I suppose I need to stock up on tank tops, huh? Any other suggestions? (other than changing our reservations to October).
*On Monday, I defrosted some pork chops in the fridge for the hubs and kids (dont eat pork, beef, fish - I know its weird) , but have not cooked them. I will be cooking them tonight in hopes that no one has to go to the ER for botulism.
*I had to get my nails done (you know the fake kind done by orientals everywhere?). I tore off 2 of my nails and couldnt stand to look at them anymore. I went to a local shop where the people are Vietnamese - they are really sweet, but ya'll I dont even speak good English much less Vietnamese. Anyway, the girl that did my nails is Sarah. Is that really a Vietnamese name? Anyway, she is a sweetheart and beautiful too. I invited her to church and she told me she is Buddhist. She said she knows who Jesus is and believes he is "for all people - Buddha not for all people". I talked to her for an hour and 45 minutes. She is a great example of how we can believe in Jesus, but not believe Jesus. She believes He is real, yet she doesnt believe what He says (well what little she knows - her English is a little worse than mine - a little). She was open to hearing the gospel.......I suppose I will see her again in 2 weeks when I need a fill-in and talk to her some more. I told her to think of questions about God and I would try to answer them for her.
*I will not complain about the heat this summer.......
*The sheet rock man told my hubs that we should be ready to move in to our house in 2 months. I think he might need a lesson in reality. We will see.
*I need my haircut, but my appointment isnt until the 4th of April. It is hard to keep big hair when it is too long to fix. Why do I need big hair you ask? I have a motto "the bigger the hair the smaller the rear". I think big hair takes attention from your behind and places it on your head. Just my own theory - test it for yourself.
*If I had a dollar for every time I hear "I'm hungry" from my kids in a day, I would be a billionare.
*I just realized that I didnt win the HGTV Dream Home ---AGAIN.
*My mom came to keep Kaden today while I went on the field trip and she washed ALL the dirty clothes in my house. That is alot of clothes washing - and I mean ALOT!!! She folded them all and laid them on my kitchen table too. Thankfully she didnt try to put them up or she would have found that many of them dont even have a place to go. Did I mention that we have outgrown our house?
Okay that is enough randomness for the whole weekend, after all I have a table full of clothes to put away.