Friday, October 30, 2009
Have you ever had one of those? They are horrible! I wake up totally sad and my heart literally hurts!
Anyway, since I was practically screaming from the charley horse, Mike woke up too to massage the cramp out. I told him about my horrible dream and fell back asleep in his arms. When I walked in to the den this morning to start work, I found several post it notes in various places with the simple message "Love Ya" on them. Since this morning I have found no less than 25 of them (and I still keep finding them in cupboards and bathrooms.)
Thanks sweetie. What a wonderful way to reassure me you love me. :)
Posted by *~Petra~* at 3:01 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2009
A meme (rhymes with cream, or ironically... theme), is an idea or pattern of thought that can replicate or evolve as it is passed from one thinker to another. In blog world, it translates to fun posts that can be repetitive like "Tuesday's Tip", "Wordless Wednesday" or "Thankful Thursday"... (you get the point). A reader can read the post, then if they choose they they can evolve the post in to one of their own, linking up to the original post if they want to. Sometimes it can be a thought, sometimes a picture that doesn't need any words. Sometimes it has questions associated with it to get the readers thinking and responding. I think it is absolutely fab, because if you can come up with one or two cool memes that you love, then you sort of know what you are going to post about for at least a day or two of each week.
Thursday's is one of those days that I don't often post... probably because I always have Young Women's the night before, so unless I put on my thinking cap and stay up really late, it just doesn't happen. So when I was thinking about what I could post about on Thursday's, I grabbed the dictionary and looked under words that started with "Th" for my Thursday's meme. The word "therapeutic" immediately caught my eye because it was defined as "curative, healing, good for personal growth and health"... does that sound as appealing to you as it does to me??? So without further ado, here is this week's "Thursday Therapy"...
DeAnna was asked to make a mormonad in seminary last week. If you don't know what that is, it is where they take a scripture and turn it in to a poster so that it sticks in your mind. Since they weren't bringing it home, (they were going up on the wall) she took a picture of it on her cell phone and sent it to me.
I loved it so much that I asked her to make me one which I have put on my desk at work.
The simple message of this mormonad has really set me thinking and touched my heart very deeply... With all that I am blessed with and all that I have, "why should my heart weep?" It has reminded me to focus on my blessings and the good things in my life rather than just constantly feeling sorry for myself when I have trials. It also reminds me that I have the ability to help make other people's hearts smile by serving them when they need it. It was a message I really needed to hear and has made a BIG difference in my attitude this week.
How do you remind yourself to have a happy heart?
Posted by *~Petra~* at 3:56 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It's called Ghouls in the Graveyard and I am seriously excited to do this for my teenagers. Pathetic isn't it? If you are as lame as me, you can get the recipe here, although as lame as we are, I think we can pretty much do this just from looking at the picture! :) I might even upgrade and make my homemade mac and cheese... that'll shock em! ;)
Friday, October 16, 2009
I could have seriously walked around there for hours and just enjoyed the atmosphere. Hopefully we will get to go back again before Halloween is over. As much as I protested, I was really happy that we finally got a pic with both of our complete families (above, center) thanks to a stranger who offered to take it for us. (A couple of us had eyes closed... maybe we all have our eyes open in Ruthy's.)
Posted by *~Petra~* at 6:03 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Baby Dee is what they call in her child development class a "Real Baby". She has a computer chip in her that makes her cry when she needs a bottle, needs a diaper change, needs burping or is just generally fussy. She came with a bottle and two diapers, both of which also had computer chips in them. DeAnna also had a non-removable bracelet on (they cut it off on Monday), which made her the "mother".
DeAnna who has always loved babies soooooooooo much DOES realize that she is not ready to have her own baby yet, although, she still wants twins... and though we were sad to let Little Dee go back to her drawer in the school, it has been nice to have a bit of peace and quiet around here the past couple of days. Now if I can just get her to wait at LEAST 10 years before making me a REAL grandma... :)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I can't believe how much these two are a like.
- They both love football, (although much to Mike Sr's chagrin, Mike Jr is a Colts fan).
- They both would choose McDonald's or Pizza over a sit down restaurant any day.
- They both like screamo music. (Thank heavens because I would not be taking Jr to one of those concerts!)
- They both play drums. (Sorry neighbors.)
- They both like the Utes.
- They are both mommas boys.
- They both like to play Madden 10 together.
- They both like to push my buttons (and neither of them can take me!!!!)
- They are both teddy bears under their tough exteriors. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE & MIKE!
Posted by *~Petra~* at 4:44 PM