Monday, June 2, 2008

Flip Flops Wal-Mart, and Random Nothingness

Okay, I promised that I would show you all the flip flops that I received in Alana's Bloggy Flip Flop swap. The problem is that since I got this new computer, I have not been able to get my pictures downloaded from my camera (it is just a Kodak Easy Share - it shouldn't take a rocket scientist! And no laughing at my Easy Share camera Cassie! We are not all professionals - some of us even stink at being amateurs).

So, anyway, I am posting this picture, but please know that these are not the actual flip flops but an exact representation of them (in other words: the flips in this pic look exactly like the ones I got - only mine don't have the unsightly string tying them together). The great thing about these kicks is that I have almost nothing to wear with them. Of course, you girls know what that means, right? For you men who are reading this, let me explain: Since I have nothing to wear with them, I will be forced against my frugal will to buy something that matches or it would be a waste of a perfectly fine pair of shoes and just a downright crying shame.

I need to say a big thank you to Janet at Life With the Wisners for sending these to me. Thank you, Janet, for sending me the flip flops and for creating an occasion for me to buy something for myself. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I know that the people who read my blog will enjoy it also - so everyone go check out the Wisners!

If you will recall, my friend Kellie (who is the wife of our music minister and has quite a set of lungs herself) and her family got the call to go to Korea to pick up their new daughter, Elizabeth. (Isn't that a beautiful name? I have heard that only beautiful people are named Elizabeth. ;-) I have to say she is cute as she can be. You guys will want to go to her blog to see pictures. They are still in Korea, but set to come home tomorrow. Pray for this family and baby Elizabeth as they all transition and pray for Elizabeth's foster mother who will miss her very much. Also pray for our church family that we don't squeeze little Elizabeth's chubby little cheeks off and make her afraid of all Americans.

I have mentioned before that I am the VBS preschool craft person. I thank you for all your suggestions as to crafts for our Cactus Canyon VBS which is in 2 weeks. Oh wait, THERE WERE NO SUGGESTIONS!!! Apparently, I didn't make myself clear when I said I need help, people!!!! I am way behind here. I will probably be up all night trying to come up with craft ideas and then all day tomorrow shopping for supplies. We got a late start on VBS as a whole, and then I got an even later start because I have been so dern busy for the past few months. I am so behind the eight ball.

My bloggy friend, Rochelle, recently returned from Israel. She has lots of pictures on her blog from her trip. You will have to scroll way down to see all of them. Why is it that pictures of Israel always make me cry? If I could go on only one more trip in my entire life, I would pick Israel. And if you knew how much I love my vacations, you would know that is HUGE! Go over to Rochelle's blog and check out all the cool pics!

It is after midnight as I type this. We had t-ball at 7:05 pm (TBS time for you Braves fans). Then I had to go to Wal-Mart to get gas and groceries. But my kids were hungry so we had to eat at the evil McDonald's inside our Wal-Mart. Hubs is OOT and we get to sleep until we are done tomorrow, so I took my time and we ended up getting home around 11 o'clock. Good mothers had their kids in bed by 9:00 pm. Then there's me. My kids went to bed at 11:30 pm. I would like to say that I feel guilty about that, but I don't. Strangely, I don't.

The huge box of Goldfish crackers at Wal-Mart used to be $5.48. Now that same huge box costs $6.68. Gas prices are even hurting my kids snacking habits (or are they helping them? Don't know which).

I was lifting a case of bottled water tonight and something in my shoulder popped and I thought I might scream. Tears came to my eyes and I froze for about 3 minutes. Luckily this was a quiet night at the Wal-Mart or I would have been so embarrassed. At our new house, I work like a regular manly man. I can lift concrete blocks, load bricks and bags of mortar, but I pick up some bottled water and almost get a hernia.....what's up with that?

Speaking of The Wal-Mart (I am speaking of it alot tonight and for that I am truly sorry), here in TN we say "the" before everything. We say The Wal-Mart, The K-Mart, lots of people here work at The Eastman, etc. Most of us know better, but we say it anyway. Kind of like I know that "ain't" ain't a word, but I say it anyway.

There is a girl at Lake's school whose name is Alexis. Her brother plays on Lake's t-ball team, so Alexis is always at the games. Kaden thinks Alexis hung the moon and he looks so forward to playing with her while his brother plays ball. Tonight on the way in the gate Kaden said, "I think I love Alexis a little bit --you know, like a girlfriend". Like a girlfriend? He's four years old! That's it. No more "Suite Life of Zach and Cody" for my baby.

I love that school is out. I sooooooo love it. Did I mention that occasionally we get to sleep til we're done? Can somebody say Hallelujah?

Like Fran, I am so sick of all the Obama/Clinton junk in the media. For that matter, I am sick of hearing about McCain too. Would someone please send us a real candidate for President? The ones we have are either shady, closet Muslims, proven liars OR just plain boring to the point of almost being dead. Can I get an Amen?

FYI: Did you know that it is possible to go cross-eyed from looking at paint samples?

Ya'll I am tired. I don't mean a little tired, I mean the kind of tired where your body aches and you dont know where you're at most of the time. I know I shouldn't have, but I bought this spray stuff that is supposed to give you energy. You spray five squirts under your tongue and it is supposed to give you an energy boost. They shouldnt be allowed to put those point of purchase items in the checkout line, because there is a sucker born every minute and I am one of them. I am such an easy sell, if you tell me something will make me skinny, younger, or more energetic, I will buy it every time...EVERY TIME! The funny thing about this spray stuff is that it really works for me. I noticed an increase in energy the first time I used it. It will probably eventually make my teeth and hair fall out or give me a nervous tick, but for now it works and at this point, that is all that really matters.

I cannot remember ANYTHING. I forget EVERYTHING. I am afraid it is early onset of Altzheimer's. I would blame it on that energy spray, but this has been going on for a year and I just bought that stuff a week ago. I heard that taking bee pollen helps your memory. I need a whole hive of bees to help me. A couple of days ago, after telling me something for the 12th time, my husband said "You can't remember anything anymore" . Now, normally I would protest and defend myself, but I simply agreed, because for once, he was right.

Okay, I have prolonged the VBS misery long enough. Time to scour the WorldWideWeb for fun and exciting craft ideas for children 5 and under. I will be back in a day or two with another interesting blog post....that is if I can remember my blog address.


Alana said...

I can't believe all of these cute flops! You are so lucky to receive a pair that require a new outfit!

Cannot help you in the VBS craft department. I am seriously craft challenged.

My kids did not get to bed until 10:30pm tonight and it was for the same game at 7:30pm. And ice cream afterwards!

Kellie said...

AMEN!!!! (on the president junk). I wish we had someone worth voting for.

Greg P. said...

This post was entertaining and, believe it or not, educational for me! By reading your blog I think I am honestly starting to "get it" when it comes to how women think.

I can understand that you have to buy an outfit(s) to go with your new green flips. (notice I gave you the option of making "outfit" plural)

I loved the part about Kaden having heart flutters at 4 years old for a little girl. What can be more innocent than that!

I guess saying "the Wal-Mart" must be a southern thing. Here in Chicago we pronounce it "Waaawl-Mart", but, we say it with a "nasal eloquence".

Good post!

Fran said...

Well..we have become night owls around here bc I absolutely love the idea of staying up late and sleeping late....we were robots these past 9 months so its time to be wild at the walmart late night.

I wish I could help you in the VBS dept. Didn't your curriculum come with stuff?? Ours always does. Or maybe you didn't like it. Maybe you need to go to oriental trading website and scan through all the millions of things they have.

Ok...see ya later.

Mommyluann said...

for some reason I can't send e-mails from my mail here without jumping through hoops to long in, say a chant three times and touch the ground, so I'll e-mailing ya here!

fun times..we are tired from the travel but it;s better.

Yep I'm obsessed too. I'm still bummed that we are on vacation and won't be able to see Elizabeth when you all do...but maybe the "shock" of all you strange people will be over time she sees me ha ha

I'm Tara. said...

Those are so fun- and woohoo for getting new stuff to go with. Oh, and I too am sporting an Easy Share camera. Hard to believe, right? :)

Good luck on the crafty stuff - better you than me.

{patty} said...

Beth as I was reading you blog, I was nodding my head because I know where your coming from!

That is exactly the way I feel,too tired to think.

Here is some thing you might be able to use when it all feels so overwhelming:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. (Isaiah 43:1b-3a)

(a good friend sent that to me ;)

My kids never go to bed when everyone else's does either. I will be on the phone with someone and they will say 'are you kids SILL up? LOL yes they are!

Shelley said...

Praying for your mom--I can only imagine how it would break my heart to see my mom like that. Glad to know she is on the mend.

And, I am not the creative genius I'd like to be--that is why you didn't get any suggestions from me for VBS.

As for the flops, I think you're also required to buy an outfit (or plural--thanks for the reminder greg p.) for your sisters...I think I read that in the Bible somewhere...

Darlene R. said...

I love those flip-flops! How cute.

This is the first time I have been on your blog and I absolutely love your header. That verse is so exciting to me.

Come over and check out my flip-flops. Sorry I was a couple days late!

Amanda B. said...


How's Donna doing?? I am praying for her. Please tell her that I hope she recovers soon...I need her prayers (she got my prayer requests in FirstPlace almost every week...she became my cheerleader...I wouldn't have succeeded without it I am sure).

Talk to you soon,