Monday, August 31, 2009

Memory Monday....S M I L E !

Proverbs 15:13, "A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken."
This makes me think of a saying I saw on someone's blog a long time ago...
IF YOU'RE IN CHRIST SOMEONE SHOULD INFORM YOUR FACE!
I've felt very convicted in this area lately...especially after reading my Dad's blog "R U Grumpy?"....here!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Caffeinated Randomness...Drugged and Dazed...

This one outta be good, pigeons, cuz I'm flying high on the wings of Sudafed and Tylenol...woohoo. And...I'm about to collapse into a drug induced naptime while my sick little buggers nap...hopefully! But, why would I miss a chance to be totally random...

First, the thought did occur to me that Andrea shared her cold/flu from a few weeks ago via the blogosphere...and well, that's just not very nice! Sniff...snork! Ugh!

Next, I randomly found myself mixing up a new batch of playdoh for the kids this morning...cuz I'm nuts. I'm fevered and hurting...and about halfway through..ya know, when the stirring gets difficult...I was sweating and groaning..".WHY am I doing this?" Thankfully, I lived and they now have beautiful rose/black raspberry colored playdoh. On the plus side...they played happily with their old goobery old playdoh at the table while I mixed the new stuff.

Lastly, why does poetry and scripture, songs and great ideas float around my head when I'm sick like this? I find myself thinking I better write some of this genius down. I think I'm probably a better MomE in some ways when I'm sick. I relax and become for flexible. I allow all creativity to flourish and blossom. The house explodes into couch cushion forts and tea parties and "twinkle twinkle" concerts!

And if that's not random...nothing is...good afternoon...zzzzz!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cold or allergy?


Sick House
Sniffles Sneezes
Snuggling Whining Aching
Mama has disdain for germs...but a lot of good it'll do her
Tired House



Here's a cinquain poem for your enjoyment. Why is the type so large? Well, my ears are plugged so I'm talking loudly so you can hear me!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Give Me Five!!


My dear bloggy friend Kayren over where Everything's Coming Up Daisies (just not always at her pace)...sent me five 'specially selected for me words. She was gifted five words from a non Ignorant Historian...and then passed on the idea herself.

Okay, so here's how this works: she got five words from someone, she blogged on each of the five words, offered to provide five words to anyone who wanted them, I took her up on the offer, I received my five words, and now I will blog about them. Get it?

You'll be able to tell they were thought up especially for me though. If you're not too scared by all of this craziness, I'll gift you five words specifically for you. Just ask.

1. Coffee- this would be how I open my eyes in the morning. It wasn't always this way...but with wheezy babes who wake in the night...or very very early in the morning...this is my life. I think I like the smell of it better than the taste...and often only drink half a cup before reheating it...again and again.
I make my poor sweet husband drink it with me...even though he doesn't really like it...cuz he needs the caffeine and it's more loving than taking a no doze. I joke that it was in our vows. My Dad, who did our ceremony, says he has a copy and he's sure it's not. Too bad, so sad...you still have to drink coffee with me in the morning. It's social!

2. Frugal- I'm picky about what this means. I participate in Frugal Friday blogging....and often re-define it for everyone. To me it means something characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). It's about a simpler, less complicated lifestyle, not about being cheap. While those who put a frugal lifestyle into practice do tend to be thrifty, there is a method to their madness. (families.com) Now that I've gotten that out of my system...and ya'll know what it means....I love love love finding ways to be frugal. It's fun...and rewarding!!

3. Teacher- I was professionally a teacher BC (Before Children)...teaching third grade and special education. I loved it...and miss it!! I realize that I am also my children's teacher. I found a really nifty quote the other day.."The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." H.W.Beecher. This time of year is hard on me...I tend to buy school supplies and get sad when the school bus leaves without me. I'm a born learner...and I feel you can't be a good teacher...without a love of learning!


4. Faith- I love Michael Card's song "That's What Faith Must Be"....To hear with my heart, to see with my soul. To be guided by a hand I cannot hold. To trust in a way that I cannot see. That's what faith must be. I find my salvation by grace...through faith...not of myself...totally of Christ! He sustains and upholds me.

5. Kayren- has probably become one of my dearest bloggy friends. I'm insistent that she be my first bloggy friend...to know in REAL LIFE...hahaha! She is a real person, a real mom, a real wife...and that's saying alot in the blogosphere. She shares quite openly on her blog...and is very genuine...makes me smile. We have wacky...freaky things in common...like our love of Americana, snowmen and daisies. And we are organization lovers too!

Thanks Kayren for this fun High Five!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Finding Joy in the Journey...

God uses music time and time again to speak to me...to comfort me...Maybe you're like me...and this song will help remind you to find joy in the journey today...


There is a joy in the journey
There's a light we can love on the way
There is a wonder and wildness to life
And freedom for those who obey

And all those who seek it shall find it
A pardon for all who believe
Hope for the hopeless and sight for the blind

To all who've been born in the Spirit
And who share incarnation with Him
Who belong to eternity stranded in time
And weary of struggling with sin

Forget not the hope that's before you
And never stop counting the cost
Remember the hopelessness when you were lost

There is a joy in the journey
There's a light we can love on the way
There is a wonder and wildness to life
And freedom for those who obey

And freedom for those who obey...



Friday, August 21, 2009

Five Caffeinatedly Random Sayings

I've decided to use Moms Heaven Help Us as my Caffeinated Randomness today. It's a twofer!!

5 Bobbi Sayings

Gorgeous (GO-JEE-USS)- I say this to my kids when they are pretending or dressing up...What's really funny is they've started to say it to each other...and it sounds just the way I say it....hehehehee! "Oh, Cawub...you's so go jee uss!"

Goodness Gracious-often has a "sakes alive"...usually when I'm being silly about fake surprise. You know, sarcasm! I would never be sarcastic though...*snort...hehe*

Bugger balls- this one I'm working on not saying...okay, while working on this post I realized that even in our NONE cussing home...there are some things that need to be cleaned up around the edges. Er, ugh! These things are not fun to hear on the lips of your children. *cringe*

X irritates the "Liver and Snot" out of me- I say this alot...I have no idea where it comes from...I think it's one of my convoluted sayings that combines two, really. An example of its use... Caller ID irritates the liver and snot out of me. Either plan to answer your phone, or don't!

TAGID (TAH-GEED)--"This Ain't Getting It Done"-- This is my Uncle CJ invention, I think. This I say when I've been sitting down too long. I get up, groan and say, "Well, TAGID...better get the kitchen cleaned up and the dishwasher started.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Glory



One day eyes that are blind will see you clearly
And one day all who deny will finally believe
One day hearts made of stone will break in pieces
And one day chains once unbroken will fall down at your feet
So we wait for that one day come quickly

Chorus
We want to see your Glory
Every knee falls down before thee
Every tongue offers you praise
With every hand raised
Singing Glory
To you and unto you only
We'll sing Glory to Your name

One day voices that lie will all be silent
One day all that's divided will be whole again
One day death will retreat and wave it's white flag
One day love will defeat the strongest enemy
So we wait for that one day come quickly

Chorus

We know not the day or the hour
Or the moments in between
But we know the end of the story
When we'll see

Chorus

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Have some tea...and Monday Memory...

Here's it goes....
Colossians 3:12-14,
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as our Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.


WOW...can you believe it?...I only messed up one word. I surprised even myself. I'm going to add verse 15 for next week. I'm so glad I decided to get back into Memory Mondays...I've missed it...and I need it!

Colossians 3:12-14,
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Caffeinated Randomness--Always, Sometimes, Nevah, evah!


I ALWAYS...

- drink coffee on Sunday afternoons with my loverbrains.

- find the blogs I write on the spur of the moment are better than the ones written before...

- call my Mom for cooking advice...even though my Dad's a good cook too!

- try to turn the cartoons off at 8...and play with my kids.


I SOMETIMES...

- finish my cup of coffee...

- take a nap with my kids, if I'm really tired.

- ignore the phone if it is bothering me. I figure if it's important they'll call back.

- become quiet and introspective about life.

- wish I was teaching again...not just little toddlers at home.


I NEVAH EVAH...

- wait until the next month to flip the calendar.

- get my hair cut on time...whatever they say...three weeks...humph...try 6!

- leave my kids in the car alone. Too many horror stories people!

- refuse a date night...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grandpa force fed popcorn!

Isn't this a darling picture of my little people eating popcorn with Grandpa!? My sweet son loves popcorn...it's one the allergy boy's safe snacks. What you don't see is the force feeding session that began shortly after this picture was taken when they decided it was fun to feed popcorn to Grandpa. This quickly became a competition of sorts...shoving pieces in at warp speed. The truly funny thing is that I don't think Grandpa likes popcorn...he never eats it during movies with Grandma? Hmmmm?
I wish I'd done a better job of taking this picture. If you look closely you can see that my sweet daughter has white gloves on (real, antique elbow gloves) and is holding her new Angelina doll...while her brother holds her new Alice doll. They love to read with Grandpa!

Monday, August 10, 2009

I HEART CAMPFIRES!


I love campfires! Even though these days we have them while it's still daylight so that the kids are awake to enjoy them too! Oh well, whatcha gonna do else?
Big bucket of water handy...and the hose is behind me! No worries...my Dad is very safe! Not to mention the fact that people jumped about a six feet in the air any time the kiddos got remotely close to the flames.
Whoops...thought I flipped this pic...oh well, I'm not redoing all this...so turn your head! Emma lovin' on Grandpa Denny! Awww!
Enjoying the fire...no one wanted marshmallows...humph!

video

I told Loverbrains to take some pictures of me...so I could actually be on my blog. So, he videos me in a squat....lovely! I know, I know...I say on here that it'll never make the blog...but the splashin' little man was so stinkin' cute...I just had to give in and post it!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Frugal Friday! Fresh Cucumber Pickles...

The pretty strap off an old vintage bath cover up I converted to a skirt.....PLUS an antique handkerchief...PLUS a washed salsa jar....EQUALS....
The perfect little outfit for my fresh cucumber pickles...
This, and some fresh bread, was my "don't come empty handed" gift to a sweet couple who had our family over for dinner the other night!

Fresh Cucumber Pickles

Two thinly slicked medium cucumber
1/4 minced onion
1 finely minced garlic clove
Liberally salt and pepper
Fill jar 2/3 full of apple cider vinegar
Fill jar the rest of way with water.
I salt the top and close it tightly!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Transplants and new plants....

See my $2 Aldi Aloe plant...and my little baby Jade plant... Yes, the big Chinese Princess in the living room had a few babies. One is going to my Mom this weekend and this little one...we'll call her Kai-lan is going to stay here in the kitchen...
Ooooo...see this Purple Passion Plant...I got a few clippings from my a friend and hers is huge...
....so I'm hopeful Minerva will like it here! That's what I decided to call her! Purple Minerva is fitting for such a freakishly gorgeous specimen!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Word FILLED Wednesday..."Faithful Steps"


This is a picture of my son and his Great Grandmother walking together. I was saving it for a WFW...just looking for a good verse to go with it! She and my Grandfather have been very faithful servants of the Lord...and He has indeed fulfilled this verse in their lives!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tube Tuesday--The Stool & More Coke



Wow! This one really hit me between the eyes! AND...this one....

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Meme The Truth About Bobbi-ology!

The Truth About Bobbi-ology

I snagged this from Jennifer's blog at Through the Storms of Life. Get to know me better by reading down through here. Also, pay a visit to Jennifer's blog.


**********FOODOLOGY***************
What is your salad dressing of choice?
I'm loving my homemade Italian dressing...it's better than Olive Garden!
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Yatz (Cajun/Creole Awesomeness)
What food could you eat everyday for two weeks and not get sick of?
Steak
What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives and banana peppers.
What do you like to put on your toast?
Butter (well, maybe Nutella)
***********TECHNOLOGY***************
How many televisions are in your house?
Two--the one upstairs is only for playing the VHS of our wedding though! HA!
What color cell phone do you have?
Navy Blue
Do you have an Ipod?
Nope...but my Centro will do everything that an Ipod does and more!
***************BIOLOGY******************
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Right, but I am becoming semi-ambidextrous as I teach my lefty daughter to do things.
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Two babies, three cysts, and my wisdom teeth!
What is the last heavy item you lifted?
I switched my dining room and my living room on a whim a while back. That was some heavy lifting/shoving!!
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Nope! Well, I don't remember it...hahaha! Wait...does anesthesia count?
************DUMBOLOGY******************
How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
Three...Aldi awesome flops! Seriously, they cost $4.99 and are totally awesome!
Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
Got a warning on the way to my parents on MLKJr. weekend. Don't speed in construction ya'll!
Last person you talked to?
My two and three year old as I put them down for naptime.
Last person you hugged?
My sweet Loverbrain
**************FAVORITOLOGY****************
Season?
Fall. It's beautiful and invigorating! Plus, I HEART SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!!
Holiday?
Advent and Christmas!
Day of the week?
Tuesdays...they are the days I plan playdates and bible studies, etc. My visiting days!!
Month?
October (it has Fall and my birthday)
***********CURRENTOLOGY*****************
Missing someone?
My Grandpa Sharp (passed away)...wish my hubs and kids could've met him.
Mood?
Introspective and a tiny bit hyped on caffeine. Finishing the pot since hubs isn't here to drink his coffee! HA...waste not, want not!
What are you listening to?
My own typing...and lawn mowers outside. Pretty peaceful around here at the moment.
Watching?
The computer screen...um, duh??
Worrying about?
Seeing as I try not to worry...and can only accomplish this through prayer....I prefer to answer what am I praying about...mostly the Koning Family and Stellan.
***************RANDOMOLOGY*****************
First place you went this morning?
To get my Sweet Boobah some milk and then back to snuggle him under the warm covers! Mmm!
What's the last movie you saw?
Fireproof. Yup, finally watched it. It was good. I can see how it would benefit both new and old marriages alike. It never hurts to get a new perspective on things.
Do you smile often?
Yup...sure do! I'm a very bubbly, yappity, happity sort of person. Ask anyone who knows me!
Sleeping Alone Tonight?
Nope...snuggling next to my Loverbrains...
***************OTHER-OLOGY*****************
1) Do you always answer your phone?
I'm trying to get better about just letting it go. I'm trying to view my kids as a full time job where I can't just answer the phone in the middle of work. I do always call people back. I HATE caller ID...so don't have it....so don't assume that I know it's you when you call. It bugs the "liver and snot" out of me when you call people who are obviously looking to see who it is before they pick up on the millionth ring...or don't pick up...making you wonder if they are avoiding you. TRULY IRRITATING. Okay, I'm done...for now!
2) It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
It better be an emergency cuz I pay ALOT for texting...
3) If you could change your eye color what would it be?
I like my blue eyes...but maybe brown...cuz brown eyed blonds are cuter.
3b) If you could change your hair color, what color would you change it to?
RED...like a real redhead! I've thought about just doing it sometime. HA!
4) What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
Never been to one...sorry!
5) Do you own a digital camera?
Yes, and I use it alllllll the time!
6) Have you ever had a pet fish?
Yes. His name was Rhapsody. He was blue beta fish...get it...Rhapsody in Blue!
7) Favorite Christmas song(s)?
Silent Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, O Holy Night...and the little known, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas...
8) What's on your wish list for your birthday?
Books or fabric...oh, just ask my Mom...she always gets me the best gifts!
9) Can you do a push up?
Absolutely...one!
10) Can you do a chin up?
HA! Doubt it!
11) Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Excited! Jesus is coming back, ya'll, and I am going up!!! Are you??
12) Do you have any saved texts?
Like drafts? I have no idea what this is...a saved text? Sure, I have bookshelves full of saved texts! HA HA HA!
13) Ever been in a car wreck?
Was rear ended a few times...
14) Do you have an accent?
Not that anyone has ever pointed out...although I love languages and tend to pick up the accent of whoever I'm around...when in England...I sound British...etc. It's hard for me to stop myself. I can...but I sort of enjoy the feel of it on my tongue. Weird and fun...yes, I am!
15) What is the last song to make you cry?
He Knows My Name by Tommy Walker
16) Plans tonight?
Depends on when the hubs is coming home...hopefully, grill out and chill out!
17) Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
God is always faithful to me!
18) Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
Thread, ribbon and a High Five magazine for the kids.
19) Have you ever been given roses?
Yes, for the births of my babies!
20) Current worry?
None...see above under Current-ology. Why worry when I can pray?
21) Current hate right now?
Squirrels...crazy, nasty rodents.
22) Met someone who changed your life?
Yes. Many people have had an impact on my life. None like my Savior, Jesus, though.
23) How did you bring in the New Year?
ZZZZZZZ! Give us a break...we have small children!
24) What song represents you?
He Is My Joy by Carter
26) Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
Maybe...if I could be a Champagne Lady on the Lawrence Welk show!
27) Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
Oh yes.
28) Do you have any tattoos/piercings?
Ears are double pierced but I let the second set grow closed.
29) Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now?
Um, in my Book marriage is for LIFE! So, unless one of us croaks off suddenly...yup, I'll be working on year number 6.
30) Does anyone love you?
I am well loved.
31) Would you be a pirate?
Maybe for a costume party...but only if I get to have a peg leg, patch and parrot!
32) What songs do you sing in the shower?
His Eye is On the Sparrow, O Happy Day, and Wake up and Pay attention!
33) Ever had someone sing to you?
Yes. It's kind of embarrassing!
34) When did you last cry?
Tuesday and Wednesday...
36) Do you like to cuddle?
Yes, but my babies are moving too fast these days. Unless they're sick I'm out of luck.
37) Have you held hands with anyone today?
Not today...yet!
38) Who was the last person you took a picture of?
My sweet kiddos.
39) What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?
I loved playing my Mom's Carpenter's records...Ann Murray..Barry Manilow...Neil Diamond...etc.
40) Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
New-ish.
41) Do you like pulpy orange juice?
Semi pulpy. Ya know, some pulp but not enough to gag you! I have to be able to swallow my vitamins too.
42) What is something your friends make fun of you for?
Saying odd things. I'm a good one for making up hilarious words. I have a good vocabulary...but sometimes it just needs to expand to include my zany self!
43) If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Sure...maybe it would motivate me to get my act together in all aspects and relationships.
44) If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Nope...I like Bobbi...it fits me!
45) Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Well, I have some intestinal issues...and it could literally kill me. But, I'd ask if my hubs could do it...cuz who couldn't use that kind of money...and he likes hot stuff!

Saturday...ONE WORD

In One Word....

  • Yourself: Direct
  • Your husband: Humble
  • Your hair: Stacked
  • Your Mother: Friend
  • Your Father: Godly
  • Your Favorite Item:
  • Your dream last night: Blackness
  • Your Favorite Drink: Latte
  • Your Dream Car: VW Bug
  • Your Dream Home: Cabin
  • The Room You Are In: Study
  • Your Ex: None
  • Your fear: Rodents
  • Where you Want to be in Ten Years? Teaching
  • Who you hung out with last night: Friends
  • What You’re Not: Tall
  • Muffins: Blueberry
  • One of Your Wish List Items: Etsy
  • Time: Short
  • The Last Thing You Did: Typed
  • What You Are Wearing: Shorts
  • Your favorite weather: Sunny
  • Your Favorite Book: Bible
  • Last thing you ate: Bagel
  • Your Life: Crazy
  • Your mood: Tired
  • Your Best Friends: Precious
  • What are you thinking about right now: Napping
  • Your car: MomEvan
  • What are you doing at the moment: sitting
  • Your summer: busy
  • Relationship status: Married
  • What is on your TV: Cooking
  • What is the weather like: Sunny
  • When is the last time you laughed: Today
Sheesh...for the record...it is really hard to put just one word. Some didn't really lend themselves to this... I saw this Meme and took it to try sometime...I don't remember where it came from though...