Monthly Archive: September 2008

Starting the Week Off Right 0

Starting the Week Off Right

These are my boys. They are on my mind today as I just made a small donation to help another Mom’s son. Here’s a story from my friend about a man much too young to have needed a new heart. My friend is trying to raise money for his family. She is one of the millions of kind-hearted people on the internet trying to use their blogs for good instead of evil. She is a good friend of mine so her cause is also my cause. Read the story about Lee and maybe help her out with $5 if you...

Three Musketeers 18

Three Musketeers

Not much time to talk, just wanted to pop in with a few pictures that I took yesterday of the kids when we went out to some local nature trails. It’s not often I get to take a picture of all three kids at one time, since they’re just not usually cooperative. They were very cooperative yesterday because I was bribing them with the potential for ice cream. I’ve learned the same technique works for my husband when the lawn needs to be mowed.

Random Bits Of Week-Ending Nonsense 16

Random Bits Of Week-Ending Nonsense

Is it just me, or does a lot of this financial commentary you hear on the news sound a lot like teachers deciding how to discipline the rowdy kids in class. “It’s not the fault of the innocent, so why should they have to be punished?” “But the actions of the guilty could inadvertently punish the innocent on a grander scale in the long run, wouldn’t it be better to solve this now?” “But then how will the guilty learn their lesson? Won’t they just do this again?” etc…If I didn’t know any better, I’d think some bully was about...

Priorities. 43

Priorities.

MrZ is home sick today with some sort of cold/virus/ebola disease that seems to be making it’s way across town. I did the good wife thing and made him tea, but I freaked out on NikkiZ when she wanted to give him a goodbye kiss. “No! Don’t go near him! He’s sick!” Do you think that’s how germaphobes are made? Also – what does it say about me that I’m jealous that he’ll get to stay home all day and catch up on the TV I’ve been missing? Granted – he doesn’t even watch half the stuff I record, and...

Something To Consider When Naming Your Children… 34

Something To Consider When Naming Your Children…

My Dad says that his family always named their dogs with a two-syllable name that ended in the “EEEE” sound. Like Lassie. This was because if those two criteria were met, the name was one that would travel great distances over the acres of a farm when called. Why I didn’t follow the same criteria when naming my children is beyond me. Luckily – MrZ’s parents did. They just didn’t know it. If I need him from across our (small) house, I can yell, “Donnnnniiieeeee!” and he can usually hear me. (And often chooses to ignore me, but that’s another...