Friday, October 31, 2008

I Have to Say This

Ok, unless you've been living under a very large rock, you know the presidential election is happening on Tuesday. Millions of people will cast their ballots as to who they believe should be the next leader of our great country. Thing is, I keep hearing Christian men and women say they 1. they will either not vote or 2. they are going to vote for the independent candidate. They don't agree whole-heartedly with either candidate, so instead, they'll forgo their right to vote or will vote for someone who has absolutely no chance to win.

So I ask you, what do you stand to gain by doing this? You see, Barack Obama or John McCain will be our next president. One of them will come out victorious. So by not voting, what are you contributing? By voting for Jo Schmo who no one knows, what are you contributing? All you're doing is taking a vote away from the more ethical candidate. I understand, this is America, and one of the great things about America is the freedom to choose. However, let us be wise in our decisions. By not voting, you're not punishing the Republican or Democratic parties, you're punishing our great country. You're turning your back on God's principles. You're giving up the fight and just saying, "Well, whatever happens happens." That is NOT good enough!!!

Why am I NOT voting for Barack Obama? Let me share:

1. His great love of Planned Parenthood and his views of abortion are sickening. Life begins at conception, and I don't see how ANY Christian could deny that. How can you say, "Well, I don't agree with his abortion views, but I like his economic policies?" NO! Economies come and go. Murdered children don't come back!
Therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will give you over to bloodshed and it will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you. (Ezekiel 35:6)
For more info on this issue, visit Randy Alcorn's blog.

2. I do not understand his views on taking from the wealthy and giving to the poor. Why should people be penalized for working hard. It's the "American dream", right? I'm sure you've seen the political cartoons of Barack Obama taking candy from trick-or-treaters and vowing to give it to the kids who were too lazy to trick-or-treat. This is NO different. Ok, listen. I'm nowhere close to the $250,000 bracket, but I don't expect someone who is to give me their hard-earned money just because he has more. Do you realize:

Given the recent controversy over Obama's membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ, is how little the Obamas apparently gave to charity -- well short of the biblical 10% tithe for all seven years. In two of the years, the Obamas gave far less than 1% of their income to charity; in three of the years, they gave around 1% of their income to charity. Only in the last two years have they given substantially more as their income skyrocketed -- 4.7% in 2005 and 6.1% in 2006. (Of course, it is possible that the Obamas may have made gifts to other worthy causes that were not deductible for federal income tax purposes.)
Taken from TaxProf Blog
For John McCain's extremely generous giving data check out

So let me get this straight...Obama wants the rich to give, but he doesn't really give? So he doesn't want to give his money, he wants to give other people's money. Got it!

3. I do not want the government, in any way, in charge of my children's healthcare. The government has proven itself incapable of handling finances, so when it comes to my children's health, I want them no where near it. It's been proven that many government officials have their hands in the pockets of the drug companies. How can I expect my kids to be fairly treated when they are being told what to do what government officials who have something to gain by my children being given certain things? NO WAY!

4. I approach this area cautiously and really don't want to even say anything about it. Thing is, it's on the minds of many, yet no one acknowledges it (well, Rick and Bubba do). I believe that some people will vote for Barack Obama simply because of race. History stands to be made by electing a black president...America's first black president. Thing is, Barack Obama is not black. He is just as much white as he is black. People forget that. Yes, he's still a minority, but he is still only half black. So be honest with yourself. If you're planning to vote for him simply because of his race, please remind yourself that he is just as much white as he is black.
And when it comes to race, WHO CARES?! I don't care if our next president is purple with green polka dots with antennas for ears. If he upholds my values, I'll vote for him. Are there African American, Mexican, Asian, etc. people capable of running our country? OF COURSE! So let's choose the right one. Let's not just elect the first one who comes the closest. If you haven't already seen it, you should check out youtube's Howard Stern (who I am NOT a fan of)'s interviews with people who are voting for Barack. It's sad and funny at the same time.

5. I don't think we should be raising anyone's taxes right now. That is not what is going to make our country's economy stronger. We need to look at country's with strong economies and emulate them. We need to stop going into massive debt.

6. Marriage, by God, is defined as between a man and a woman. If we change this, what's next? It's going to be something else. I guarantee you, it won't stop there. We may face the legalization of much older men marrying young girls. Listen, I know people who are homosexual, and I love them. I sympathize with them because that is simply a sin area that they struggle with. We ALL have our areas. But just because people feel a certain way, we shouldn't legalize it to make their lives easier. It is against God's will. It's not my law, it's His.

7. Barack Obama has had some extremely questionable relationships. He has hung out with terrorists and racists. I don't want someone who keeps that kind of company running the country where I'm raising my children.

8. What is a community organizer anyway?

I understand that I will probably take a lot of heat for this. Thing is, I wouldn't be able to sleep knowing that I didn't share my beliefs. For all my fellow McCain/Palin supporters, it's not too late. Things look grim, but "nothing is impossible with God." I ask you to join me in prayer over the next few days. Lift up this election and the people of our country. Pray that we will choose wisely. Pray that God will grant us mercy. AND VOTE!!! "Those who stand in the middle of the road get hit by both sides." Unknown

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday's Random Thoughts

Happy Thursday to you! I'm back for another weekly installment of my random thoughts...just strange and random things that have popped into my head this week. Some are more profound than others. :) So here goes:
So PETA's new thing in their effort to save fish is to start referring to them as "the kittens of the sea". Seriously? I mean, for real? Do you think that's going to keep me from ordering my blackened mahi mahi? Seriously? Ok, people. God gave us dominion over animals. He told us to eat them. He did. It's all in the Bible. It's also in there that killing people is wrong. So why is it that many PETA members (not all, but many) are for pro-choice but think it is WRONG to eat animals? I'll never understand that.

The more I see Barack Obama, the more eager I am to vote for John McCain. I honestly and truly don't understand how any Christian could vote for Obama. I really don't. Not only is he pro-choice, but he has palled (sp?) around with some really sketchy hate-mongers. I just don't understand what people think he brings to the table. I don't get the whole "socialism thing". Why is it ok to take from those who work hard to earn a good living to give to some who don't even pay taxes? I totally don't get it. Check out Pastor Chris's take one the election and how to choose.

I saw an infomercial (I watch t.v. every night right before I go to sleep, so I see lots of infomercials) for a light switch that you stick to your wall and it will control lamps that are close to it. That just seems so strange. I mean, how did someone come up with that? How does it work? Does it work? Why not just click off your lamp?

What is it with kids and hoods? Every time I send Tristan to school with a shirt or jacket that has a hood, he comes out to the car line with his hood on...every time. My friend, Karen, said her kindergarten students love to wear their hoods in class. What is it about a hood that is so appealing?

Channing and I had the pleasure of taking our boys and one of Tristan's bestest buddies to a trunk-or-treat last night. It was SO much fun! Tristan and "T" had fun loading up on candy and playing on the jumping beans and carnival rides. The night would have been absolutely perfect had it not gotten so ccccccccold. OH, and if Asher's costume had fit. We didn't realize that it was too small until we cut off all the tags and tried to put it on. Of course, right?

Last weekend, I made the mistake of grocery shopping on a Saturday...with both my boys. What a nightmare! Can I tell you that pushing one of Publix's giant car carts through a slew of people is NO fun. I made that mistake once, won't make it again. Goin' back to Tuesdays. I like having the aisles all to myself.

I'm pretty weirded out by PDA, even if people are married. I mean, not like holding hands or hugging or stuff like that. I just think that there are some things that should be left to your house, in your room. That goes for "S" talk too. I don't want to hear about it. I really don't. Maybe I'm a minority in this, but some things just weird me out. Maybe I'm funny that way?

I am SO excited for our good friends, Jon and Karen, who just found out they're having a little girl!!! YEA!!! Congrats, guys! We love ya'll and can't wait to meet that sweet precious baby.

I thought I had my friend, Holly's, Christmas gift all picked out. Now I'm back to the drawing board. Who knew she had such an aversion to scrunchies?

Will Auburn lose again this weekend? Will Ole Miss have some fans carrying a casket for ol' Tubby? We'll know on Saturday, I guess. Go Rebels! Oh, Tubbs, Auburn is not burnt orange. Just wanted to point that out so that you could make the right choice when it comes to your coat for this weekend.

What is it about a college football game that brings out the most insane outfit choices? I guarantee you, if you go to a college football game, you will see outfits that no normal person would ever, ever choose to wear. What is about a football game that brings out that wild reckless abandon? I don't get it. Or as my b-i-l says, what is it about a football game that brings out the need to wear jean shorts???

You know what? I get it. I get that teenagers want candy too. Thing is, if you're a teenager, of if your child is a teenager, you/they are TOO old to trick-or-treat. Seriously. There should be some kind of age limit. I haven't bought candy for trick-or-treaters in the past five years because we've spent our Halloweens at fall festivals with Tristan, but the last year that I did buy it (when I was pregnant with Tristan), we had SO many teenage trick-or-treaters. With every new set of teenagers, I would get more and more frustrated. Here I'm trying to buy the good candy (not the gross generic Smarties or the yucky mystery candy wrapped in orange and black wrappers) for the sweet little princesses and super heroes, and I've got tons of 17 year old zombies showing up at my door? No way! Go to the store, and buy your own candy. Seriously! Or do what they did in the old days, and snatch a little kid's bag of candy.
Kidding. DON'T DO THAT! :)

That's all I got. Any random thoughts to share? If so, don't be shy! Leave them in my comments section, or better yet, make your own list and link us back. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

To Whip or Not to Whip

I bet you thought I was talking about spanking kids, right? Well, I'm not. I'm talking about something else very important...I'm talking about enjoying your favorite Starbucks beverage. To whip or not to whip, that is the question...the question I had a couple of days ago when I decided to check out the calorie difference in a light (skim milk, no whipped cream) pumpkin spice frappucino (my absolute fav Starbucks beverage) versus a regular (whipped cream and regular milk). Now let me say that ever since I found out you could do a light version (it was only a year or so ago. I learned from one of my more knowledgeable Starbucks friends), I have stuck with it; however, I've often wondered if it was worth giving up the yummy whipped cream. Let me tell you, IT IS! Check out what I found out:

A Grande Pumpkin Spice Frappucino with whip:
Calories: 400
Fat Calories: 130
Total grams of fat: 15
Saturated Fat (g): 9
Sodium (mg): 280
Carbohydrates (g): 62
Sugar (g): 53


Now check out the no-whip version:

Calories: 290
Fat Calories: 30
Total grams of fat: 3.5
Saturated Fat (g): 2
Sodium (mg): 260
Carbohydrates (g): 59
Sugar (g): 51

In terms of calories, fat calories, fat grams and saturated fat...HUGE difference. ENORMOUS!
I definitely think I'll stick with my light version. The whip doesn't taste that much better.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Favorite Things

Each week, Sarah over at Fiddledeedee hosts "My Favorite Things". Check out her blog for more info and to read what things make her life a little easier or tastier.
This week, my favorite thing is Hylands All-Natural Teething Tablets. I've blogged about them before but have to share them again. They are SO great and have been super handy with Asher and his teething pains. I like them because they're all natural, no dangerous side effects, and because they REALLY WORK! If you have a teething child and haven't tried them, I encourage you to. I don't think you'll be disappointed. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Sister and Scrunchy-Faced Little Boys

Last time my boys went down to Ozark, my mom did her usual thing...she took pictures. Here's one she sent me of my sister, Tori, and my sweet scrunchy-faced little boys. They LOVE their Aunt Tay!

When Will I Learn?

Yesterday was a super packed day for us. The morning started with church, followed by lunch with MiMi and PaPa (at Joels...YUM!), then on to a fall festival, Tristan's soccer party, and then a birthday dinner with friends (Happy Birthday, Brandi!). We had so much going on, we barely had time to think. It was TONS of fun, though.

Sadly, through all this, we were dragging our sweet little Asher along, and he had a cold...which got worse as the day went on. Because of his runny nose, we opted to keep him out of the nursery at church (you're welcome) ;). He went in to worship with us, then Channing kept him in the lobby for the service (which worked out well because it was a PG-13 service about sex and romance). ;)

By the time we made it to Brandi's birthday dinner (where Santa also happened to be dining~but that's another story), poor Asher was coughing all over the place (sorry, guys!). So as soon as we finished eating and hanging out, we ran Ash home, gave him a quick bath, a spoonful of honey and put him to bed. He did well for the first couple of hours, but then he woke up coughing. I felt so bad for my little guy, so I filled up the humidifier and ran upstairs to rock him. I did this for a while, but then he wanted his daddy (MAJOR daddy's boy). I sent Channing in, and I went downstairs to finish my pumpkin cheesecake for small group.

Channing got Asher back to sleep, but it only lasted for about an hour. Then he was crying again. Me, being the cuddly mom that I am, thought that I could solve his sleeping problem by bringing him to bed with me. So I loaded him up and carried him down the stairs. I put him in bed beside me, prayed over him, and spoke lots of encouraging words to him. At this point, if Asher were Tristan, he would be passed out. Not Asher. This child has been trained since the beginning to only sleep alone. He wasn't having it. It didn't matter how much snuggling I did, how many back rubs, he just wasn't comfortable. Finally, after about 30-40 minutes of this, I gave him another spoonful of honey, some water, and carried him back to his bed.

Guess what? He eagerly leaned over the side. He wanted his bed, not mine. SAD! After that, he slept the rest of the night. No more interruptions. Sad for me, but great for him. Now if I could just remember this the next time, I would save myself a lot of the heartache and time. As much as I want to snuggle my sick little baby, he would prefer to be alone (or with his daddy). When will I ever learn?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Just Had to Share This...

...well, because it's funny.

Let me just say that I say duh things all the time, and after I say them I think...what was I thinking? I'm pretty sure my Winn Dixie cashier is or will be asking herself the same question.
I was just down at the grocery store getting Asher a snack and was standing in the check out line. Asher was gnawing on his fingers, and the cashier asked, "Is he getting some teeth?" I told her he was getting two new teeth, and we talked about where they were. Then she asked, and this is the kicker: "Are they baby teeth or adult teeth?"
Ummm....he's 18 months old. They're baby teeth.~ My thoughts of course.

I smiled and told her they were his baby teeth.

"Oh yeah. Of course. Then he'll go through it all again."

Yep! Anyway, I just had to share because it was so funny. I'm sure I leave people scratching their heads all the time. :)

WOW! You've Gotta See This

You have got to check out this blog post from Randy Alcorn. I found this post via my pastor's blog. According to Pastor Chris, Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching biblical truth and drawing attention to the needy and how to help them. EPM exists to meet the needs of the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled and unsupported people around the world.

I strongly encourage you to check out Randy's blog post:

I'm Not Voting for a Man, I'm Voting for Generations of Children and Their Right to Live

Again, I am not a single issue voter, but the Bible is very clear. This one issue is more than enough.

An excerpt (because I've heard people say this very thing):

I've heard other prolife people say "I don't like either candidate, so I'm not voting at all." Well, ask yourself who you're willing to punish by not voting. If it's political parties who will pay, fine, I really don't care about them. Sure, it would be better not to vote than to vote against God's children's right to live. But if instead of abstaining you have a chance to vote for God's children's right to live, why would you not do that? (Don't vote for the man, vote for generations of children who will have a chance to live if he's elected, even if he's just a mediocre president in other areas.)

If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech…I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him… (Leviticus 20:1-5)

Thursday's Random Thoughts

Happy Thursday to you! I'm back for another weekly installment of my random thoughts...just strange and random things that have popped into my head this week. Some are more profound than others. :) So here goes:Has anyone seen the Riddex Plus infomercial? I see it from time to time and am so intrigued. I just can't understand how it could possibly work. So these impulses keep bugs and mice away? Seriously? It's just that simple? For some reason, I'm really skeptical about it. I would love to have it if it works, I just don't trust it to work.

BIG football weekend starting tonight...HUGE! Tonight the Auburn Tigers take on West Virginia. So many questions there. I can't wait to watch! Saturday holds two, sure to be exciting, games...Georgia vs. LSU and Bama vs. the Tennessee Volunteers. Both of those games have me nervous, excited and wondering what we're in for. I think all three games will be close. I'm just hoping WV, Georgia, and Bama can all come away with wins. I mean, if Alabama loses to Tennessee...this year when they're HORRIBLE, that would be...well...embarrassing. And UGA, everyone has pretty much forgotten about them...counted them out. I'm hoping they can come away with a win and a renewed confidence this weekend. I want to see LSU go DOWN!!! ROLL TIDE!!! GO DAWGS!!!

Do you think Arnold Schwartzeneggar and Maria Shriver get along well? Their political stances are SO incredibly different, and with Arnold being the Republican governor of California, I just wonder how they manage to get along. Maria is such a staunch and outspoken democrat. I mean, that sounds much more difficult than having one spouse that's a Georgia fan and one that pulls for Alabama. Hmmmm...

As the election comes more and more near, I am anxious about the results. I am nervous about the possibility that socialism will become the basis of economy and health, that abortion will become as common as brushing teeth, that small businesses may have more and more difficulties. I pray that God will have mercy on our country.

All candy corn is not created equal. I've tried many different kinds, and they don't all measure up. Brachs rocks!

Today has been the most glorious day as far as weather goes. It is absolutely perfect outside! It's kind of overcast and slightly cool, but not too cold. I wish I could stay outside all day!

If you're around someone you don't know very well, and his/her zipper is down, do you tell him/her? I wonder because Tristan had a birthday party a couple of years back, and one of the dads there had his zipper unzipped during the whole event. I didn't notice, but a couple of family members pointed it out after the party was over. They thought it was quite funny. No one pointed it out to the poor guy. So would you be more embarrassed if someone (a potential stranger) pointed out your downed zipper or if no one said anything, and you discovered it once you got home?

Socks with flip flops...what in the world?! Whenever I see people wearing socks with their flip flops, I just wonder...why? Not only does it look funny (ok really strange), but it seems SO uncomfortable. The whole point of flip flops is comfort and ease. Socks and flip flops seems neither comfortable nor easy. But hey, that's just me.

Any random thoughts to share? If so, don't be shy! Leave them in my comments section, or better yet, make your own list and link us back. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Asher's New Lingo

So all of a sudden, Asher has come up with his own language. He's been talking for a while, and there's not much he can't/won't say, but lately, he's added a little something extra to each of his words. He's added the short "a" to all his words. So instead of saying "daddy", he says "daddia". Instead of saying "puppy", he says "puppia". Instead of "baby", "babia". You get the point, right?
It's the strangest thing. "Eat, eat" has been replaced with "eat ya". Don't know where this came from or what got it started, but it's his new thing.

He also likes to point out what is his. He used to say "Mine!" but now says "Me mine!" So funny! Well, not really. I don't particularly love dealing with that phrase. The other...funny.

Photo by Adria Gooch of Adria Gooch Photography.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday's Random Thoughts

Happy Thursday to you! I'm back for another weekly installment of my random thoughts...just strange and random things that have popped into my head this week. Some are more profound than others. :) So here goes:
Big news! Madonna and Guy Ritchie are getting divorced. Wow. Didn't see that one coming. I mean, they just seemed the perfect couple. If they couldn't make it work, how in the world can the rest of us expect to?

I have been pleasantly surprised this year when I've made my trips to grocery stores and Target. Every year, I am appalled at the horrible scary Halloween decorations that bombard my boys and me as we walk in the doors of the stores. Last year, I couldn't even take my boys in Target or Winn Dixie. The stuff was EVERYWHERE! There was so much evil stuff and it went on for so long that I spent every shopping trip covering their eyes. It was awful. This year, the scary stuff has kind of been moved to the back. I am impressed.

Has anyone seen the infomercial for 'Listen Up'? It's a listening device, and the infomercial is somewhere between hilarious and quite disturbing. The commercial tells people that they can use the device to listen to conversations people are having across the street (ummmm....eavesdropping) and to what people in the gym are saying ( they show some weird guy listening to some women talk about how cute he is. EEEEEW). The infomercial creeps me out and cracks me up at the same time. If you haven't seen it, you've got to be on the lookout. It's CRAZY!

A lot of bloggers do this thing called 'Wordless Wednesday'. The thing is, on nearly every blog I've seen who participates, they have paragraphs explaining their pictures. Um...what am I missing here? The title 'Wordless Wednesday' seems to imply that there should just be a picture...hence, wordless. I don't get it. Am I missing something?

My family and I love eating at Firehouse Subs. My boys enjoy the food, and I enjoy the cups. Each cup has a story about a fireman who has performed an act of heroism and saved a life or lives. It is so encouraging! Kudos to you, Firehouse, for sharing the stories of these heroes!

Our cable provider totally changed our channel lineup today. I am so confused. Where are my favorite channels? What was wrong with the old lineup??? Do I really have to learn new channels?

My favorite line from last night's debate: "Senator Obama, I am not George Bush. If you wanted to run against George Bush, you should have run four years ago." John McCain

Channing and I watched The Bucket List last weekend. I have to say...I really disliked it....a lot. I just didn't like it at all. The language was horrible, and it was incredibly depressing. I mean, really depressing. I cried for like an hour. Yeah, I wish I had missed that one.

Will someone please explain to me why some people (usually women) wear shoes that are too small? I just don't get it. I think it looks really strange when I see a woman wearing sandals where her feet are hanging an inch over the back. I have a family member who is really bad about wearing shoes that are a good size too small. When people do this, do they think they're fooling the rest of us into thinking they really have a smaller foot? I mean, are they like me in wishing they had those super cute size 6 1/2 feet? Thing is, it doesn't matter how small you wish your foot was and how small the shoes are that you buy, if your foot hangs off the back, you're not fooling anyone. You're just someone with a big foot whose shoes are too small.

A lot of people refer to their spouses as 'baby'. I can't do it. Can not. I am not a 'baby' kind of girl. I don't have a problem with other people calling their spouses 'baby', I just can't bring myself to say it. I've tried. It didn't work. It is just completely unnatural for me. If you hear me say 'baby', you can be pretty sure I'm talking to one of my boys or pointing out a nearby baby.

Along those lines, I also can't bring myself to use texting and emailing lingo. My main example...LOL. I just can't do it. It makes me so uncomfortable. Again, I know a lot of people who use it. It doesn't bother me when others write it, I just can't. It feels so awkward. LOL. Just typing it here makes me cringe a little. You can send me a message with it, and I'm totally fine. I get it. You thought that was funny. Great! Just expect a big "I'm laughing so hard right now" from me.

Any random thoughts to share? If so, don't be shy! Leave them in my comments section, or better yet, make your own list and link us back. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In Athens to Cheer on the Dawgs

Last weekend, we made the journey to Athens to watch the Dawgs take on the Vols. It was our first, and probably our last, Georgia game of the year. With Channing's work schedule and Tristan's soccer schedule, we haven't been able to get out of town much.
Our first stop last weekend was at Dr. Huppert's chiropractic office. Channing worked in Dr. Huppert's office the first year after he got out of chiropractic school. It was a long drive from Marietta, Georgia.
As you can see in the picture below, Tristan had a blast playing in the leaves. I guess since we don't have many leaves in our yard, he has to get them when he can.
My sweet boy!After our visit with Dr. Huppert, Tristan was ready to do his favorite thing in on the "little football field" aka the practice field. Every trip to Athens has at least one trip to the little field. Here are Channing and Tristan playing some football:
Ash had his own game goin' on:I got this shot of Tristan at the top of a hill at the practice field. I just thought it looked kind of cool:Me and my boy. He's definitely my momma's boy! Oh, notice he's eating Asher's baby snack. He loves banana puffs!Ash with his football, or as he calls it...B ball!Channing's parents stay in the same hotel as UGA VII (and the UGAs before him), so it's always fun to be on the hunt to see him. Here's his owner's car tag. You know you're an important dog when your owner's car pays tribute to you:
YEA, SCORE! An UGA VII encounter!!! This couldn't have been more perfect for Asher. He is puppy obsessed right now. If I hear the word puppy once, I hear it a thousand times a day!!! The boy LOVED seeing UGA.Puppy!The next day, we ran into Hairy Dog. Since Hairy Dog is a dog, Asher was THRILLED! I couldn't get him to look at the camera because he was way too fixated on the mascot.-Here's a typical brother shot. It's almost impossible to get a picture of them together...a decent one anyway. Oh brotherly love and tailgating...what's better than that?Asher and I opted out of going in the game. Instead, we went back to the hotel for some naptime and playtime. Oh, and of course for snacks!!!We had a great weekend in Athens. Georgia won! Florida won (the Tigers went down!), Auburn lost...GREAT weekend packed full of great football!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Favorite Things

Sarah over at Fiddledeedee hosts "My Favorite Things" each week. Every Tuesday, you can check out her blog and see something that she can't live without. Others also post their favorite things. It's a great way to learn about new things that may make your life easier or tastier. My favorite thing this week is my Bare Escentuals makeup. I started using it a couple of months ago and am finally getting the hang of it. Now that I've gone Bare Escentuals, I don't see any turning back. The makeup is great. It's made from minerals, so it's healthy for your skin. Aside from that, I like it because it goes on easily, you have to use very little of it, it looks great, and it lasts FOREVER. Seriously. You may have seen the infomercials and think that it's kind of pricey. I thought so, anyway. However, I ordered the starter kit a while back, and I haven't even put a dent in it! I got my second order, and I'm nowhere close to needing it. Another great thing about BE, though, is that YOU decide your shipping schedule. From the looks of how long it lasts, I won't need a shipment for at least six months! After the original starter kit, each kit after that (for the basics) is $29.99. If it lasts for a few months, it's way cheaper than the drug store brands. You can't beat that!

So that's my favorite thing this week. Check out Fiddledeedee for more favorite things.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday's Random Thoughts

Happy Thursday to you! I'm back for another weekly installment of my random thoughts...just strange and random things that have popped into my head this week. Some are more profound than others. :) So here goes:
Seriously??? I mean, come on...seriously?! Auburn has already fired Tony Franklin? Poor guy. I mean, it was only like the day before that Tubby was talking about how they were going to stick with Franklin and his offense. Ok, hmmm. What changed in a day? Where does Franklin go from here? The picture of him in the paper loading his books into his car broke my heart.
Where does Auburn go from here? Will the worst team in the SEC beat them this weekend? Will Kodi Burns get the quarterback job? Can Auburn settle down with one quarterback? Will Tubby keep his job? So many questions...

The UGA/Vandy game could be much more of a game than previously anticipated. I mean, who knew Vandy was such a powerhouse?! We're going to the UGA/UT game this weekend, but I would much rather be going to the game next weekend. It's going to be way more of a game than this weekend's. I think so, anyway.

Thank goodness Alabama has an off week. After that Kentucky game, we need it!

Ok, so if you're in your 30's or 40's, I think it is completely inappropriate to be wearing pants with words written across your rear. I mean, come on. Do you really want to draw attention to that area of your body? Especially if that area isn't what it once was. I am not a fan of any woman/girl/child/baby having anything scrawled across their backside. Think of the message you're sending. Not a fan, not a fan at all. If you ever see me sporting a pair of pants with "bootylicious", "juicy", or "aeropostle" written across my bum, please check on me. Something's wrong.

Every time I see NFL football highlights, I tell myself, "Wow. That looks exciting. I'm definitely going to start getting into the NFL...this Sunday night. Yep. This is the week. " Then I watch it, and it's SO boring. I never see any of the things I see in the T.O pretending to be Usain Bolt, no Ocho Cinco pretending the football's a baby and rocking it to sleep. None of that. All I see is a bunch of big middle aged guys playing boring football. Can someone please give me a call when something exciting's happening?

A lot of people think Barack Obama could possibly be the anti-Christ. You hear it all the time. I don't think he's the anti-Christ that Revelations speaks of, however, I'm afraid of an America with him as the president. A one-issue voter, I am not. Thing is, his stance on abortion completely upsets me, specifically when it relates to late-term abortion and to babies who are denied emergency care after surviving an abortion. I also have a HUGE problem with his ideas on healthcare and his policies for that. No way I want the government in control of my children's healthcare. No way.

Whenever you read an article in a magazine about a pregnant celebrity, it never fails, they always talk about how 'sexy' their mate (I mean, often times they're unmarried) thinks it is that they're pregnant. Is that really true? Do you think Brad Pitt really thinks Angelina Jolie is sexier pregnant than unpregnant? Not that she, and most other celebrities, don't look picture-perfect while expecting, it's just that I have a hard time imagining that guys are SO into pregnant women. Perhaps it's because whenever I'm pregnant, I look like I'm carrying sextuplets. Yep, nothing sexy about that. Hmmmmm.....I'm beginning to think this non-sexy pregnant thing just refers to me....hmmmm....

Speaking of any women out there find it sexy when their men wear speedos (or any man for that matter)? I don't care how good looking I find my husband, the last thing I want to see him strolling down the beach in is a speedo. NO thank you. Totally not my thing. For some reason, though, whenever I go to the beach, I see men wearing them...all over the place...And most of the men are like ages 50 and older. Again, no thank you. I much prefer the long shorts.

That's all I got this week. Tune in next week for more deeeeeeep thoughts. AND if you have any to share, I would love to read them!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Boys Will Have Great Hair Today

...Because it's raining!!! YEA!!! Rain is the perfect weather to bring out my boys' curls. Whenever I see sprinkles, I know they'll be looking picture perfect (which is perfect because today is picture day at school for Tristan).
AND rain is my favorite weather! I couldn't have asked for a more glorious day. I got my exercise clothes on, walked outside and saw wet pavements. I quickly ran back inside, grabbed my rain jacket and headed out. About five minutes into my walk, the rain started pouring down. The rest of my walk was blessed with beautiful heavy rain.
What a GREAT MORNING!!! I sure have missed the rain.

I hope your morning is just as great.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Favorite Things

Sarah at Fiddledeedee hosts 'My Favorite Things' every week and invites others to post theirs. I only participate sporadically. Anyway, my favorite thing this week is V8 Fusion juice. I originally tried it as a sample at Sams Club. Prior to actually tasting it, I assumed I wouldn't like it because I don't like V8 splash. However, I was pleasantly surprised. V8 Fusion is SO YUMMY!!!
If you haven't tried it, try it today. You'll be glad you did. It has fruits and vegetables in it. :) My favorite is the one with acai berry, but the blueberry pomegranate is tasty too. Oh, and one super important point about V8 Fusion that varies from V8 Splash...there's NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP in the juice. FANTASTIC!

Another Disgusting Incident at the Office

Yeah, so one of our patients headed back to the bathroom tonight, and I heard her talking to Asher. Hearing this, I asked her, "Is Asher in there?"
"Yeah, and he's all wet."
So at this point, I am about to tell her that he spilled some water on himself earlier, when she goes on to say, "He's rubbed water in his hair."
I knew it. I just knew it. He was playing in the toilet...again!!!
Sure enough, I got up to walk back there, and he turned the corner, so proud of himself for fixing his hair. He was literally rubbing toilet water in his hair as he was walking towards me. Nice, right? Toilet water from a public toilet. Grrrreaaaaaaat.
What's next? Swimming in a port-a-potty???

Monday, October 6, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

A few minutes ago, as Tristan and I were walking from the office to Dollar Tree, I scooped him up and cradled him like a baby. I told him that when he was a baby, I used to carry him just like that.
The following conversation ensued:

Tristan: "Mommy, I don't remember being a baby."

Me: "You were. You used to be even smaller than Asher. In fact, you grew in my tummy! What does it look like in there, in my tummy? You've seen it. I've never seen inside my tummy."

Tristan: "There are lights in there (hand gestures going up and down his belly at this point), and it's all your tummy."

Interesting! I had no idea. Well now I know.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Favorite Fan Sign

Last Saturday, I shared my favorite fan sign. It was from the Alabama/Georgia game and was made by a Georgia fan...

Nick, we need gas money!

This week, my favorite sign came via a Vandy fan...

The geeks shall inherit the turf.


Way to go, Vandy! Awesome win!!!

The Tide rolled too...just really slowly, really crookedly (is that a word?). They won, but just barely. They certainly didn't look like the team who dominated Georgia last week. Yeah, I hope they get that fixed. Oh well. A "W" is a "W", right? ROLL TIDE!!! 6-0!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday's Random Thoughts

Welcome back to another weekly installment of my random thoughts. As always, the following are just random thoughts that pop into my head from day to day. Be warned...they're deeeeeeeep!

I am lovin' the Brooke Shields VW SUV commercials. They are hilarious!!!

Speaking of cars, I am completely and totally freaked out by the Smart Car. I really am. I saw one driving for the first time about a month ago. It blew my mind. It is the tiniest thing, which brings me to this...
Is it really a "smart" car? I mean, I don't think you'll look too smart if you're in a car accident. That car looks like it would be squished like a bug.

As I was walking this morning, I saw worms everywhere...all over the sidewalks. I mean, like thousands. I only saw one that was actually alive. Where are these worms coming from? I thought they only came out right before or after rain. Thing is, we haven't seen rain in forever and don't look light we're going to get an any time soon.

Speaking of rain, I am MISSING it BIG TIME! Rain, rain, wherefore art thou rain???

The Jenny McCarthy/Posh Spice haircut (there's a little controversy as to who actually had it first) is really making its run. I don't know when I've seen so many people with the exact same haircut. I guess the last time was in the 90's...the Jennifer Anniston. The Jenny McCarthy/Posh Spice haircut may outlast that one. It seems like it's been going on for a WHILE. I mean, Jenny and Posh long got rid of theirs, but I still see tons of people with it. I find that very interesting.

Tonight is the big VP debate. MUST SEE T.V. I'm nervous. I'm praying that we, as Americans, will look past their words and see their hearts. I pray that truths will be revealed and eyes will be opened.

Will people please give Mark Richt a break? I mean, seriously. If I hear one more time, "I can't believe he won the toss and opted to defer until the second half.", I'm going to scream. Quit criticizing him for doing the EXACT same thing that EVERY coach does. I don't know the last game I've watched where a coach won the toss and accepted the ball first. They always defer. Always. Yes, I know Alabama's first half game stats for the season. Mark Richt knew them too. However, let's be honest. He really didn't think we were that good. He thought we were that good in the other games because we had not really played anyone tough. He thought they would be fine. Give the guy a break. Hindsight's 20/20.

Christmas in October? It appears all the stores think so. They're lowering the price of toys starting now. Grrrrrrreat. Now I feel the pressure to shop. It's not the best time for me. I like to shop IN December. I'm not one of those who starts Christmas shopping in July. That is completely strange to me. I guess because I have a hard time keeping surprises. When I buy something, I like to give it right away. It's a problem, really.

I get a little self-conscious when people my age (or slightly younger...AND very younger) call me "Ma'am". I immediately turn around to see if my mom is standing behind me. I mean, I'm not THAT old, right? When I was walking this morning, a guy, who appeared to be my age, answered me with, "Yes ma'am."
What?! Who?! Me?! Oh, you ARE talking to me.
The girls and I had this conversation at the beach a couple of weeks ago. Not the whole "ma'am" talk, but we all talked about how young we thought we all looked. Are we seeing what we want to see? Do high schoolers and college kids think we're ancient, while we are walking around thinking we're young and cool? Embarrassing.

That's all I got. You have any random thoughts? If so, please share. You can share them in my comment box or post your own and leave a link.

Happy Thursday!