Showing posts from August, 2008

Pictures, Pictures Everywhere!

Well, soon.

I do have pictures to add that I plan on adding on Monday (after all, what else am I going to do? Sleep in? Spend time with the family? YES! But I'll spare a few minutes to add some pictures).

Baby Gurl's birthday was yesterday. She is now 7. I took some pictures of her opening up Granddad's presents (she loves them) but we're also going bowling, so I'll be sure to take pictures then, too. And I'll post them.

I have pictures of all of us (including the Man Beast and me) on the first day of school. I must upload those as well. I might actually get to those today, but first, I need to get off this machine and turn a few to dos into some ta das:

LaundrySaturday ChoresGet the oil in the car changedGet Baby Gurl's ears pierced (she's been asking for over a year - it's time. Yes, I'll be the dorky mom that brings a camera and takes a picture!)Grocery ShoppingPrepare for tomorrow's Sunday School Lesson (tomorrow will be my first t…

Ah, Home

I have decided to stay with Blogger - at least for now.

As much as I would love to spend all of the time in the world in the Blogophere with all of you, it's just not possible. Because of this, I figured that a free blog that was super simple to use was the best path for me to take.

If I do decide to go 'hard core', I will take on a Type Pad account. But for now, Blogger fits me just fine. And I'll add a little caveat to my comment page - if you want a personal response, post an email in this form: myworld @ email dot com (this way Spam Bots can't grab your email).

Is it ideal? Of course not...but it works for me.

So, I'll give y'all a little update on me and why I haven't been around.

Work has been going well (I'll be updating that blog sometime today - I promise not to mention bodily functions

For the past few weeks, the pastor as well as my Sunday school teacher have been talking about growing in your Christian faith. In the Bible, Paul (I think) …

Just a quick note

Hey everyone. Just a quick note before I head off to work.

I'm thinking of moving my blog over to Word Press because I can personally email those who comment on my blog (Blogger doesn't offer that feature).

You can go over to Word Press and check out the blog I have set up over there (I imported this blog, so it's all the same stuff). Please take a look around.

A few warnings:

Word Press is a lot cleaner looking than blogger. In fact, it almost looks stale. It's the only aspect of WP that I really do not like. But to capture my commenter's emails, I might just deal.

The other option I have is going with Type Pad. It is not free but I can do more with it.

Let me know your thoughts. I know y'all hate change and have very strong thoughts - but I wonder if it's time for a change.

I'll check back in tonight. Leave a message with your opinions.


Taking What Is For Granted

Have you ever noticed that we tend to take advantage of things?

When we go to bed at night, we take for granted that our alarm will wake us up. When we leave in the morning, we take for granted that our car will start. When we drive to work, we take for granted that no one will hit us and everyone will follow the rules of the road.

Daily, we take tons of stuff for granted.

Have you ever noticed that you take your body for granted, too?

A lot of us probably put undue pressures on our bodies to perform - lose sleep, always on the go, eating less than nutritional foods to fuel our bodies. The list goes on and on.

But what happens when we're sick?

The whole world stops.

At least mine does.

Well, not really. I'm still a mom. Still a wife. Still a para pro. But I feel like I want my world to stop. And I usually bemoan my health when it's less than stellar. Did I say thank you for every day that my body was healthy? No, I did not.

But I'm thinking that once I get better, I m…

Neat Google Tools

If you ever find yourself bored or want something fun to do, I suggest playing around with Google.

For example, did you know if you subscribe to Google's Webmaster Tools you can see what people have Googled to get to your blog? Check out some of mine:

-spoiled milk (is this anything like sour grapes?)
-glow in the dark pain (does pain glow in the dark?)
-split the Adam yo-yo (can any of you perform this yo-yo trick?)
-horizontal medicine cabinet (do they even make these?)

There are more, but they are a bit on the 'questionable' side of things. They are better left for my eyes only.

Also with Google Webmaster Tools, you can see who subscribes to your blog (thank you to the eight of you who subscribe to mine - I feel humbled).

If you're feeling frisky and funky, why not create an alert? Just for grins and giggles, I created one using the word 'Iva'. Every day, I get an email leading me to blogs and articles that use my name. Did you know that Iva isn't just a n…

I'm Done Reading

And might I just add that I haven't started my chores?

I know - I am so bad. But there were so many great reads!

I read an article debunking some of the myths of cloth diapering.  (For the record, I never used them.  But if I were to have another baby, I would probably try them.  Have you seen how cute they are now?  I'd probably also ask some of my homeschooling friends to make me some - I'd be helping them out financially and I'd know where my diapers were coming from and what materials they were made out of).

I read a beautiful bit on keeping it real with God when you're going through trials. (This blog is absolutely beautifully written.  I highly suggest you keep it in your blog roll or just save it to favorites.  The author always has something wonderful to say - although not always pleasant).

I saw some beautiful photography posted over at Pioneer Woman of her sister and new nephew.  I'm not sure if they're good because P-Dub is a great photographer o…

The Land of 121 Blog Posts

Hello everyone!  It's been awhile since I've come to 'visit' - or would it be the other way around - it's been awhile since you've come to visit?  No matter, we're here now.  Pull up a chair, a cold glass of iced tea (very sweet - the only true  way Southerners drink tea) and sit a spell.  I promise not to list 121 blog posts.


But I could. I had 121 blog posts in my reader when I opened it this afternoon after getting off work.  I'm slowly working my way through them.  But I had to share some thoughts on the Internet, blogs, and work schedules with you all before it left by brain.  You see, I'm a bit sleep deprived.  (Actually, I'm not.  I get plenty.  My body is just in the middle of adjusting to this new Grown Up schedule instead of the Lazy Days of Summer one.)

I remember a week before school started that I was going to really miss surfing the web for hours a day.  There were so many great things that I would do - that I would have to …

The Man Beast Brain vs The Lady Beast Brain

Work is going very well.  I love my kids.  I love my teacher.  I'm just tired!  I haven't decided if it's because I start my days at 5:30 (to shower before the Man Beast and then get the kids up and all of out of the door by 7:10) or because I'm not used to getting up early.  During the summer, I do not wake up with an alarm.  But I seem to be the only one affected by this foggy, tired as all get out, feeling.  So who knows.  Surely, my job isn't that hard?

So, in closing, I leave you with a funny 10 minutes clip explaining the differences in men and women's brains.  Enjoy.

A Sour Note?

So often, I don't really know what I'm going to be blogging about until I actually sit down to write something.  While I attempt to create a post every day, there isn't usually a set time that I sit down and 'blog'.  I'm sure with school starting, I will be off my summer schedule (read: no schedule) and post at a regular time - especially since my computer time will be limited.

However, there are times when you just know that you're meant to blog about something.  Being a Christian woman, I would like to think that a lot of my messages are God-inspired.  If you're reading this and you're not a Christian, well, then..maybe I just have something I gotta say.

This past week, my Sunday school teachers (husband/wife team) were out of town on vacation with their family.  I was slated to teach Sunday school, so Mr. Man let me use his materials.  I went by their house today to return them.  Two hours later, I left feeling caught up on everything that had ha…