Monday, January 21, 2008


Usually I have a whole slew of blog ideas running through my brain, I just don't have the time to put them into words. But tonight, I have a free minute, and I can't think of anything to say.

It was a good day. I really love Mondays. I don't go anywhere, I do laundry, we get all of our school finished, I clean up the house, make a nice dinner. It's probably the most peaceful day of the week. It probably helps that we've all been refueled by an awesome Sunday, and are ready for a new week.

Yes, Monday is my favorite day. I'll bet not many people say that. It wasn't that way when I was working, having to get back to work. But I guess that means I really like my work now! You know you like your "job" when you look forward to Mondays!

Of course I love weekends and having Lee home! But it's nice too when he can come home from work Monday night to a peaceful, unhurried home. He's not feeling well tonight, so he's watching a movie and eating popcorn with Katie and Nate. Abby's practicing her typing (It's a game she loves to 'play'), and I'm here typing myself.

Did I ever mention that Abby thinks my favorite hobby is typing? LOL! Well it's not, but I do spend a lot of time here.

Ok, well, that was a nice break. Now I'm going to get a few more things done on here that are more pressing than my blog.

I hope you all have a great rest of the week!

Friday, January 11, 2008

"Happy" New Year!

How have you started your year?

Here's how we have spent the past week:

Yes, they look great, don't they? We had the fever/cold virus fly through our home. It hasn't left yet, stubborn thing. Thankfully they all have it at once, so it might not drag on for all of January. (Notice they are all holding their medicine cups for pain reliever.)

Ahh, winter. Some might think of snowball fights, hot cocoa, snowmen, and warm fires, but for a mom of three, I think of Stain-Free Motrin, late-night baths to reduce fevers, disinfectant, and vitamin C!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Enough is Enough!!!

I can put up with political correctness to a point. Go ahead and say Happy Holidays, put Santa in the malls, and air "It's a Wonderful Life" on TV. Fine with me. I'm not complaining. I know what Christmas is really about, so I'm not offended.

But I draw the line at changing the words to tried-and-true, familiar CHRISTmas songs!

I recently took my girls to the Yuletide Celebration downtown for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Abby was in their commercial, so I thought it would be fun to see the show together.

The African Children's Choir was wonderful, Sandy Patty, the hostess, wore more outfits than I have in my closet, and overall the show was cute and light hearted. That is, until they sang "Oh Come All Ye Faithful."

It was a large number, with a majority of the cast included. The orchestra was brilliant, and right at the end, in a large, grand crescendo of a finale, they sang:

"Oh come let us adore Him.... Joy to the world!"

And with their arms in the air and smiles beaming, I was about ready to be ill.

"What?" I almost yelled to the people next to me. "Joy to the World? Those aren't the words!"

(In case you don't know, the song is supposed to end with "Christ the Lord.")

I didn't complain about the tap-dancing Santas or the Up on the Housetop songs. I thought it was cute when they showed Santa going down the Chimney and then flying away with his reindeer. I'm not asking for a religious experience when I go and see a secular holiday show. But, and I emphasize this GREATLY, if you're going to sing a song about MY LORD, then sing it right!

You'd better believe I plan on writing them a letter.

Enough is enough.