Showing posts from January, 2009

Mid-Week Reality Check

I'm sorry that I don't have this written down for y'all to actually print out. If you want, I would be willing to listen to the video and write it down - but Lordy will it take some time. (Or you could do it if you're affected by this as much as I am).

Until next time...

I Have Seen 159 out of 239 Films

I've seen a lot of movies. Next on my list: Mama Mia! The Man Beast ordered it for me from Netflix (isn't he sweet?) There is absolutely no chance of him watching it with me...but it was sweet that he got it knowing that I was just wondering what all the hype was about.

Anyone wanna join me for some low-fat popcorn?

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
() Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
() Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total: 8
(x) The Princess Bride
(x) Anchorman
() Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
(x) Saw
(x) Saw II
(x) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
() Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far:18(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
(x) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
() American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 28
(x) Harry Po…

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

I just had a fabulous visit with MIL, Monster Mama, Monster Daddy, Bean Pole, and Jellybean, but I felt the urge to post today. Usually, I leave the Sunday Reflections to Linda, but this was too good not to get out. I don't usually do 'political'...but this needs to be said.

Today was Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. A group gathered at a local southern cafe to pray for an hour in hopes of ending abortion.

Some frightening statistics:
Almost 50 million babies have been aborted since the early 1970sOnly about 1% are the result of rape or incest (a common defense for pro-choice)I'm not here to sit in judgment of those reading who might have had an abortion - the same God that loves me, loves you - our sins are the same -- but all I'm saying is that if my mother had made a different decision, I wouldn't be here. If Monster Mama had made a different decision, Jellybean wouldn't be here.

There is a bill that we Georgians hope will be on the ballot in 2010 called …

I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

Y'all, listen up. I need your help. My dear friend and blog mentor, Susan, needs your help. She is in the running for Best New Blog. There is 24 hours left and she could really use your votes. But first, let me tell you a bit about Susan.

Susan heads up Raisin Toast, a Cat blog (personal blog), where she talks about the every day occurrences in her life. She is also a kick butt painter. And her blog? Yeah, she's learning how to put it all together and she's come a long way. I predict that by the time we ring in 2010, she will have taken her blog leaps and bounds above what it is now (and it's pretty smokin' now).

Okay, enough is enough. Go check her blog out and then give her a shout out by voting for her:

And, if you feel so inclined, give her some bloggy love by posting the voting link on your blog.

Until next time...

Friday is Test Day

Remember when you were in school and Fridays always meant tests? In elementary school, there was usually a spelling test (although in today's elementary school there is a spelling test, a vocabulary test, and a reading test - no slackers allowed!). By the time you got to middle school and high school, instead of a spelling test, you had an English test, Science test, History test and just for fun, a shuttle run test in PE. Whew!

Aren't you glad you're out of school?

Now, it's time for the Giraffe Test (don't you just love me?)

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

Stop, think about it and decide on your answer before you read further.
The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Did you say open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? Wrong answer.

Don't Die On Me

As of 10:30 am today, I am CPR certified.

I pray I never have to use it!

Until next time...

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

About a year ago, I guess, I decided that I was going to put my family on a laundry schedule.

I booted up the computer, opened up Word, and set to work.

My schedule was simple: Mondays were for sheets and blankets, Tuesdays were for the Man Beast's and my clothes, Wednesday were for Baby Gurl's and the Boy's clothes and Saturday was a catch-all - all clothes that needed to be done, were done on Saturday. Thursday, Friday and Sunday were No Laundry days.

After I spent 30 minutes making my schedule pretty, I printed out four copies; one for each bedroom and one for the laundry room.

I then directed my brood to the schedule and explained when laundry would get done. I also explained that as part of chores, I expected laundry to be put in the laundry room. I didn't expect much but I was pleasantly surprised.

To this day, everyone in the house has the schedule memorized by heart!

I figured I was onto something so since my ink came in the mail today (I ordered online since it&…

You Only Have 24 Hours, Right?

When I shared my 6-tiered resolution plan with all of you, I got quite the response, both on and offline. Everyone was supportive, but all were a bit skeptical, I think. And with good reason. Most people who make resolutions don't keep them. Which brings me to this question: if we don't keep them, why do we make them?

Well, my dear bloggy friend Sparky doesn't bother. "I don't bother with resolutions anymore. Can't keep them anyways." That's keepin' it real, wouldn't you say?

Others don't call them resolutions, but goals.

I call them what-I-should-be-doing-all-along. My, resolutions..aren't way out there. I don't want to climb Mount Everest on my birthday. I don't want to go to Europe. No, my goals are simple: be healthy - both physically and spiritually, be financially sound, be a better mama, wife and friend, and take a little time out each day for me (writing, sewing, blogging, etc). And honestly, with the e…

The Weight Is Over

It has occurred to me that in order to keep up with my various blogs (writing them, not reading them), there is going to have to be a bit of cross posting.

What follows is from my Spark Page. A quick word about Spark People - I'm a firm believer in the free weight-loss community. The free tools, like the food diary and exercise tracker were great motivators for me. With Spark People's help, I was able to lose 45 lbs! (Of course, I have backslid, you'll read why in a minute - but I failed me, Spark People did not fail).

For all of you whose goal is to lose weight this year, please do yourself a favor and check out Spark People. Tell them SURFETTE729 sent ya!

And now onto my Spark People blog post:

Always Sparking
I've been on my Spark Journey since January 1, 2007. I have yet to reach my ultimate goal of 140 lbs. And now I know why.

Like alcoholics, we can't deal with food the same way 'normal' people do. We tend to go overboard. When we do, we fall way off…

52 Weeks of Resolutions

Happy New Year! It is 2009! Are you up with me? (Are you drunk?) I'm not. Not one drop to drink this year. The Man Beast is sober, too. All four of us are up, just waiting until the tick tock of the clock ticks down to midnight (I'm writing this at 11:30 - it will be posted at midnight - appropriate, don't you think?)

Okay, if you've read some of your favorite blogs, you've read some of your favorite blog authors' resolutions. Sit back for another one.

What is one reason why people don't make New Year's Resolutions? Because they never stick to them!

To help combat this, I'm implementing something for myself - and for you as readers: 52 Weeks of Resolutions. In other words, resolutions from Day 1 to Day 365. To further stay focused, I've divided up my resolutions into categories. As the weeks go, I'll discuss how I'm doing with my own goals as well as providing tools for you to reach your goals. I've read a lot of resolution…