Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful List 2012

I am thankful for...

1 - an impromptu lunch date with my husband
2 - safe travels for my guys, and hoping they will have a great weekend
3 - naps and cold medicine
4 - my husband and all that he does for our family
5 - my almost-9-year-old
6 - the opportunity to vote
7 - a body that can walk and hike and run, do push-ups and crunches, and maybe even do some things I don't yet know that I can do
8 - laundry room dance parties
9 - safe travel (especially with two 21-mile round trips to school each day)
10 - a successful garage sale this morning. I think I can park in the garage again soon
11 - my daughter and her sweet prayer for our veterans and active military
12 - enough food and a kitchen in which to cook it. Prepared dinner for this evening and food for both adult and kid lunches tomorrow. My fridge runneth over.
13 - this one may seem silly in comparison to my other thankful posts, but I am thankful for finally finding some jeans to fit Miss M
14 - lunch with a friend
15 - time with my Circle 4 friends. Blessed to share an evening with them
16 - a quick afternoon nap. After a busy week, I was dragging today, but now I'm recharged for the evening
17 - some fun times with each of my kids today - a little time for each of them to shine on their own and do something special!
18 - to know that, even when I'm grumpy, I am loved 
19 - far-away friends and family. They've all left their imprints on us, and we are the better for having them in our lives. I've had several of them on my mind today, and I'm so glad that we can stay connected via FB
20 - a few days off from packing lunches! I know - not at all profound - but mama appreciates a break every once in a while
21 - a 2+ hour trip to the grocery store.  Really.  I loooove grocery shopping!  And spending that time with my SIL made it even more fun! 
22 - a boy riding a bike, a girl helping her aunt in the kitchen, and the noise and busy-ness of a house full of people.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Overheard #46

Mr. J is watching a movie that he has seen many times. He has the words pretty much memorized. As he is saying one character's part, along with the movie, he follows it up with:

Jinx! He owes me a Coke!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Overheard #44 and #45

Miss M wanted to play the animal sounds game while we were in the car.  Here's a snippet of the conversation following the 5th or so animal sound.

Miss M: (makes hissing sound)
Mom: A snake.
Miss M: No. (repeats hissing sound more loudly)
Mom: Didn't you just make that sound and it was a snake?
Miss M: Yes, but this one's more hibernated.

And the answer? It was a King Cobra.

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Again in the car, and this time we were listening to the radio.  "Holiday" by Madonna came on, and Mister J said, "That's from Kids Bop 5!"  Mister J informed him that it was actually a song from the 80s, and the Kids Bop version was a remake. 

And from the back seat, Miss M chimes in with, "It's from Hades?!?"

Read into that what you will...