Halt & Regroup

Why is it that when you have the best of plans for a productive day – wrenches, hammers, and screwdrivers are all thrown in to the plan, and everything comes to a screeching halt?! Sick babies will definately bring things to a halt. I’m so sad for my little one. The very one with tons of spunk and energy is zapped this morning with an old sore throat and fever. She hasn’t felt well for several days but today seems to be the worst. As much as I abhore going to the doctor’s office (for fear of more germies), we’ll have to venture in today. It’s the third day with low-grade fever….must do something.

Now, if I can replan my day where I can get everything accomplished that I needed to today – all will be fine. If I can’t get it all done…well, I guess it just won’t get done!

So…the sun is shining…that’s a good thing.


1. Will you watch the Super Bowl? If so, who will you cheer for? If you are not from the USA what is the ‘big deal’ sporting event in your own country?

Hmmm…I suppose the game will be on although, I doubt that I’ll watch it.

2. Is ignorance bliss?

No – and…no.

3. Which of the seven dwarfs are you? (and just in case your Disney is a little bit rusty, here they are-Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy).

Happy! (most days?)

4. When you are riding in the car with another couple how do you organize seating? (Men up front? Women up front? Couples sit together?) And thanks to Lori at Mountain Woman at Heart for the question. Everyone go say hi to Lori.

Generally, women with women, men with men. The conversation tends to lend itself to this organization – I think, anyway.

5. What is beauty?

Beauty – anything that makes you smile from the heart.

6. If someone asks you to bring an appetizer or a dessert to a party in their home, which would you choose?


7. What is your crowd pleasing go-to appetizer?

Homemade wheat bread with an olive oil/spice dipping sauce.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Today is a magnificent day given to us by our loving Lord – live it, and embrace it!

Full Speed Ahead

We are well in to the new year – I’m already wondering where the month has gone. January is the month that reminds me why I love the south. I’m cold. Simple. C – O – L – D! I long for open windows, warm breezes, and the sweet sounds of birds. Leaving church on Sunday, I opened the door and heard birds! I was overjoyed for the split second it took for the frigid air to slap me back in to reality. Those poor little birds were most likely chirping for help – “Help me find the south – I’m freezing!” Oh well…the good thing is that winter is usually relatively short here. By March, we’ll have those warm afternoons, at least…I hope…

We have an injury. Yes, right before the dreaded cheer tryouts, we are injured. First words from everyone is…”you do have video, right?” That’s a “yes” and…a “not really”. You see, I’m just not the overly prepared cheer mom. Boo me – I know. I have some video but not….alot. We have a couple of weeks for a miraculous recovery – plenty of time…right?

Time to rush off for yet another pick-up….just to remind myself – post about Zumba. Loving the new found past-time. 🙂

2011 – Already? Really?

We all enjoyed a great weekend with family and friends. Our New Year’s Eve was spent with some great friends. Everyone that gathered together was so happy and thankful to have a dear friend home for the holidays after he spent six months in Afghanistan. The food and fellowship was well worth the late night. New Year’s Eve has taken on new life over the last few years. My children look forward to going to Miss Pam’s and Mr. Todd’s for New Years and plan long in advance for the evening. You see, it may not be novel to some people but to me… lighting Christmas trees, actually – blowing up a Christmas tree, is a new thing – and an exciting thing at that! Along with the Christmas tree explosion, the fireworks are better than many professionally orchestrated events I’ve been to in the past. All-in-all a fantastic night with very special people. It was a wonderful way to bring in the new year.

On to New Year’s Day and a polar bear dip….Alabama style! Our across the country cousins have been on this side of the world for the last few weeks and brought the polar bear dip idea with them from way out in Washington. After spending a good piece of time explaining to my children – WHY we would put on bathing suits (in January) and charge off in to freezing cold water on a blustery winter day….they were game! Unbelievable. It was very important that someone take pictures of the fun – I volunteered! Before the team of crazy people could (or would) take this plunge, they needed to take a quick run of about..oh…three miles or so. Once back from the run, bathing suits on, shivering commences, cameras ready…

I’m almost afraid of what may be a new tradition???

My mama always said, whatever you’re doing on New Year’s day is what you’ll spend the year doing. Lucky me! Spending time with friends and family all year -what more could one ask for?