Trying to raise my kids the best I can

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A cool website for blood donors

Ok, Ok. I confess. I've never actually given blood. Because I've been a mom since I was 18 (AKA eligible to give blood) and I never wanted to freak out the kids. You moms out there know how hard it is to get a babysitter for regular things, let alone *extra* things like giving blood. Anyway, I was looking up CPR courses and I stumbled across this site which tells you the need for your particular blood type right now. I thought that was cool. My blood type is desparately needed right now. Maybe I'll go donate. I bet they wouldn't let me though. I'm always anemic. I'll let you know what happens.
http://www.newenglandblood.org/supply.htm

Monday, October 30, 2006

Dreams come true

I'm really going to be a nurse! A lifelong dream come true! My name finally came up on the loooong waiting list at the community college. I start classes this January. I'm so happy!!!!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

"Mom, you know, they don't teach us about God". Wolfie, informing me about his public school.

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Monday, October 23, 2006

One Night with the King

There is a new movie out called "One Night With the King" which is the story of Esther. It isn't playing at many theaters but I went out of my way to see it this weekend with my mom and it was AWESOME. I highly recommend it. There were maybe a dozen other people there and they were all mother/daughter couples. Isn't that cute??? OK, so Esther was beautiful in body and spirit. You really grow to love her. The king was hot!! The only thing that could be improved upon was the one or two times we didn't know what was going on. B ut that only lasted a couple of seconds. So the really funny part was when the King is asking Haman how he should reward the person who saved his life. And of course the whole audience knows the story so we're all giggling. If you can see it you TOTALLY SHOULD. If not, at least rent it when it comes out. Support those Christian movies. Oh and I saw a preview for a movie about Jesus' birth called "The Nativity" which looks awesome too. I'm bringing my whole family to see that one.

http://www.buzzplant.com/onenightwiththeking/ecard1/

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Is God using me in my sleep?

The strangest thing happened last night. I woke up in the middle of the night and randomly uttered my history teacher's name from high school. Then I thought to myself, "That was too weird to be a coincidence. God must want me to pray for this man. He must need prayers right now!" So I prayed ferverently for him for about a minute and then drifted back to sleep. In the morning I woke and BARELY remembered it even happening AND I don't even remember my history teacher's name!!! So it's like, the whole thing was God. I am so curious, to find out, maybe when I get to heaven, what kind of spiritual and or real life battles were occuring in that man's life at that moment.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

This is so amusing

This is really amusing.
http://fun.from.hell.pl/2003-11-24/bubblewrap.swf

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Breakdown

I've hit the breakdown point. It's been coming all the last week. It's when I have too much on my plate. Work and school and wife and mother: It's all a carefully balance juggling act and the littlest thing can put it over the edge. So last week I REALLY had to study for my microbiology test. So I let the housework go in exchange and that is what started it. I was hoping my husband would pick up the slack, but he didn't. So I've been playing catch up with that. THEN, yesterday I had to rollerblade five miles to take my son to the dentist because we're trying to save money by having only one car. So that killed my whole day. THEN today was the last straw. I woke up this morning, the house is a mess and my nine year old starts crying that his stomach hurts because he's so hungry. The kids always eat school breakfasts and lunches because it's easier and cheaper, but the truth is they feed the kids CRAP. I mean absolute crap - like a nasty chocolate donut for breakfast. Stuff that I would NEVER allow in my house. So I've decided "THAT'S IT! I'm feeding my kids breakfast and packing lunches again!" And I'm storming around the house looking for his backpack and I step on our glass chess set and break it (I TOLD you it was a mess).

So that's my vent.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The wussification of the next generation

I heard someone say that today and I just loved it!!! It's SO true. It's one of my pet peeves, the wussification of our kids. I mean I want my kids to be healthy and safe but it has SO crossed the line. Children have survived thousands of years without helmets, seatbelts, gated communities, nannies, constant vigealance.

Not that those are necessarily bad things, but it's just gone way too far. My biggest pet peeve is that kids can't play unsupervised anymore - mostly for fear of sex predators. So they all end up inside playing video games - and then people complain about the rates of obesity. sheesh. When I was a little girl I ran around the neighborhood and the woods playing endless hours of imaginative play. It was a very healthy good thing and so I err in the side of "free play" with my kids. And sometimes I look like a bad parent because of it, which is another annoying thing, but I supervise them a lot more than anyone ever was in my generation. (Not that I'm that old or anything)

Down with the wussification of our kids!

Oh, and another thing, I heard a weird theory that may actually hold some credance- that our boys are consuming large amounts of female hormones in the cows milk they drink which is contributing to their wussification. But my boys don't drink milk :-) (lactose intolerant dad, so I don't push it).

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Monday, October 16, 2006

A joke

Q. What did Dr. Dre say when he saw 50 cent with some crochet needles?

A. 'G', You knit?


ha ha

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

A bad scare

My husband had a scary accident at work yesterday. He noticed that a milling machine was hot all the time, even when off, so it was obviously wired incorrectly. So he opened it up to try to disconnect the power, but instead he got shocked. The machine had 208 Volts of electricity running through it. He doesn't even remember what happened after that. But his hand was burnt and his coworkers were freaking out. They drove him to the hospital where he waited for HOURS. I think that upset him more than the actual shock. After checking him out they released him and he came home. He had a terrible headache but other than that he was OK and I thank God for that. It could have been so much worse.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Do you match your denomination?

You can take a quiz online to see if your beliefs match up with your denomination. I thought my results were really cool because my number one match was Assemblies of God which was my last church and my number two match was "Free will Baptist" and I go to a Baptist church now (I don't know if it's "free will" or not). Anyway, when I look for a church to attend, obviously I want something that matches my beliefs but I've never decided on a church based on denomination so I thought it was cool that I picked good matches both times.

Check it out for yourself:


http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=christiandenom

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