Monday, November 26, 2007

Email From Our Realtor

Glad I didn't get my hopes up TOO high! The balloon of hope started deflating slowly as the days wore on so it popping at this point doesn't really cause any sort of wild flying across the room in frenzied collapse to the floor. This burst balloon was already settled onto the floor and just bobbing along wherever the drafts shoved it.

I talked with (___Buyer's Agent___) and he said that, unfortunately, the buyers' deal fell through. Looks like it's pretty dead, but I'll keep you posted

Another balloon will come this way again...just not sure when.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Anyone Else Appreciate This?

Or is this just something else to embarrass me because I find it hilarious? Of course, I am far from believing people are useless but the falling down part? THAT is funny!

I know, something is wrong with me but obviously I'm not the only one who thinks it's comical.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Dear Sister - Not An SNL Skit

Dear ol' sis...she's very good at posting the passion we Bama fans have about Iron Bowl game day.

We wanna win!

Roll Tide!

Because I Am Serious When I Say

I don't want this to become a political blog!

So we're back to an old standby...Dancing With The Stars!


Trying To Stay Light On The Politics

That's why I'm only embedding a Jay Leno video instead of a Fox News video. Again, I'm just trying to make sure I know what I'm getting into by saying I'm gonna support this guy but so far, he's saying a LOT of things I agree with and would love to see in the President of the United States!

There's LOTS more online...just google Ron Paul and search him at youtube.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

______ For President!

I'm narrowing down my vote-getter. Since I'm not really political and don't have the brains to debate issues correctly here, I won't yet reveal my leanings. But if any of you would like to use my comments section to voice your opinions, I'd love to hear them.

Honestly, I'd like to hear some of your thoughts because I'm curious if any of you are leaning in the same direction I am! Anyone like to take a guess on which campaign is getting my most research time (and an actual consideration of financial support!? GASP!)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Because I Know Some Pregnant Moms Stumble Their Way To This Blog

After Indie's induced labor & birth, I became very aware that induction is not the safest thing in the world. And for convenience (my case) it's downright stupid. But thankfully, Cytotec wasn't involved with me back in 1998.

Unfortunately, it is still very much used in 2007, even with articles like these being published, warning of the dangers.

Ladies, PLEASE be informed of everything related to a medically-managed labor & birth! Just because you aren't being told everything doesn't mean it's not happening! I remember many things that happened in births (while I doula'ed) that doctors & nurses did without asking...and Cytotec was one of them!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Bear Walk

You know he's named for a pirate but did you know his middle name was after a famous Bear? So it's no wonder he crawls like this! And he ONLY crawls like this!

There's One Nibblin'

PRAISE GOD! When I went up to the house today, there were TWO business cards on the table! TWO! AND, I got a call from the Realtor saying one of the families was very interested and asking questions and might possibly .... OK ... that's all I'm gonna say ... Don't want to get my hopes up ... But I'm so excited! PRAISE GOD AGAIN AND AGAIN!

A couple of new posts over at the house blog so check it out!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Prayer I Have Begun To Pray

St. Ignatius Loyola prayed, "Teach us, Good Lord, to labor and to ask for no reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will."

Being the "words of affirmation" love language that I am, I struggle with being satisfied that following God's will is enough.

Take this house-selling stuff. I think it should be completed by now because of it being God's leading to do this. If God said to do it, shouldn't it be done by now? Shouldn't we be rewarded with an easy experience since we are being obedient and willing to sacrifice the luxury of our own large home?

"Teach us, Good Lord, to labor and to ask for no reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will."

And homeschooling... Shouldn't the kids joyfully bounce out of bed every day and gratefully get started on it and thank me profusely for being such a wonderful change from "real school?" Shouldn't we be in a groove by now? Shouldn't I feel accomplished at the end of a school day? Shouldn't I be gifted with perfect organizational skills and educational enthusiasm?

"Teach us, Good Lord, to labor and to ask for no reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will."

(NLT) Psalm 128:
1 How joyful are those who fear the Lord—
all who follow his ways!
2 You will enjoy the fruit of your labor.
How joyful and prosperous you will be!
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine,
flourishing within your home.
Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees
as they sit around your table.

So I will continue to fear the Lord and will continue to seek and desire and earnestly strive to follow His ways. I have faith that my joy will be full. And I pray, "Teach us, Good Lord, to labor and to ask for no reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will."

What Is That Noise?

Thunder? RAIN!?

Praise the LORD!

Now I'm ready to sleep. Love it!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Yeah I Stink At Daily Posting

Oh well.

And here's another video. I just can't think of anything good to say when I'm watching Conan (yeah, even when it's a rerun.)

Thanks to Amy for letting me know about this! Pretty amazing!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Not A Post With The Most

To continue with my attempt to blog every day this month, I am here.

But if you think I'm going to write about football, you'd be wrong. I'll leave that to Steph.

I could write about the time change, but that'd be terribly dull.

I could embed a favorite of my youtube videos but, that'd be repetitive.

I could whine about house stuff, but that would be unproductive.

So I'll just tell you what I'm wearing...cuz i know some of y'all are kinky that way! LOL

OK - here's what I'm wearing for PJs tonight....ready? A red softball tshirt from 1988 (eighty-eight!!!) and a pair of waaaaaay big/baggy purple shorts.

Nice, huh?

Friday, November 02, 2007

And From The Same Guy

This is pretty darn impressive, too!

Ladies Of The Art World

I know this isn't much of a writing entry for the NaBloPoMo but it's something I found tonight that really needs to be shared. It's not often that I can provide you all with a little bit of culture! Make that 500 years of culture!

I've seen some crazy stuff on youtube but I honestly don't think I've ever seen anything this artistically beautiful! There have been over 6 million views of this video yet none of YOU have ever shared it with me. I must be hanging out with the wrong people! :)

I'm Cheating - Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

I'm not going to enroll in the official NaBloPoMo thing but I will attempt to write a post every day this month.

But I'm not getting off to a very good start considering how it's already after midnight and therefore November 2. Since I'm still awake, can this count as a November 1 post? Yeah? You don't care? Thanks!

Shall I choose a theme for each of my posts to help motivate my writing?
This can be the Seinfeld post...

What is the deal with sweating at the park in November? I mean, who are the ad wizards who came up with a hot November day?

Ray added too much salt to the homemade tomato soup so......NO SOUP FOR YOU!

Captain's all drooly and slobbery again because he's finishing off the cutting of his 6th tooth! It won't be long and he'll be able to have a Junior Mint! Who's gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It's chocolate, it's peppermint, it's delicious.

Sabrina totally got ripped off by being booted from DWTS. I guess now she can pretend to be a marine biologist.