Monday, May 19, 2008

more quips...

I took Jake, Will and Kayla to Denver on Friday. Jake had a date with my sister, Carin, to go to the Rockies game and we decided to make a day of it and take the kids to the Denver Aquarium as well. Here I am with the kids.
And here are some fun pictures...

It's hard to take pictures at the aquarium, fish tend to move a lot. But I got a few of the non-moving attractions

Kayla liked the fish but was a bit freaked out at some of the tanks, so she wanted to be held most of the time.

Jake and Will were having fun.

On Saturday morning (yes, we kept the kids overnight!), I'm helping Kayla pack her bag. I tell her she needs to pick up both of her dirty socks. She picks up one and says, "I can't find the other one." The other one is two feet away from her in the middle of the floor. So I say, "use your eyes, Bear!" She looks around and finds the sock. A few minutes later, we are downstairs and she says, "There's a spider in Miss Carin's house." I was busy cleaning off the table so I asked her where the spider was. Her response? "Use your eyes." What a stinker!

Then, on the drive home, Will asks if we can listen to some "school" music. I told him I didn't have any. He says, "I mean the old school, like we listened to on the way to Carin's!" Yeah, I'm not telling these kids anything ever again!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I've come to the conclusion that limiting carbs is what is making me tired. And I'm tired of being so tired. If things go as I hope they do, I will not have the luxury of napping 3 times a week. So I'm introducing a few more carbs.

The good news? I've broken the soda habit. I have to still manage it (as with any addiction), but I can go days without it if need be. So that was one plus. (And no, I'm not in caffeine withdrawal, I've had lots of that in my tea!)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

the real danger...

My dad sent this to me and it was too good not to post. I am a member of the NRA and I am fully in support of private gun ownership. And while I know that doctors do a world of good, this puts things in perspective (something most anti-gun groups are seriously lacking!).

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) The number of accidental deaths caused by physicians per year is 120,000.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
-- Statistics courtesy of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million.)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188.
-- Statistics courtesy of FBI

SO, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'


Please alert your friends to this alarming threat! We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand! Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I just ate...

the most delicious chicken salad sandwich ever! The bread was soft and perfect, the chicken just the right texture, and the combination of grapes, celery and bell pepper (all in a light glaze of mayo) blended like heaven.

I might have to have another!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

quips and such...

I don't have kids. At the rate I'm going, I might not every have kids of my own. And I have to admit, I get a bit jealous when you all post the cute things your kids say. But I'm around kids all the time and I have ones that I'm very close to. Like Jake, Will and Kayla. As their mother says, "Sara would be their godmother if we were Catholic." We aren't Catholic, but I love those kids as much as I possibly can.

Lately, I've heard some fun things from the kids. Here are two highlights!

Kayla: (we were at church on Sunday, the day after my 30th birthday) "You don't look 30." I waited for the punchline, but she was just making an observation (one for which I'm grateful for!)

Mayce Jo: (Mayce is one of the girls in my nursery class on Tuesdays and Sundays, she will be 2 in June. She often talks to her mom about me. This is what she said a week or so ago as they drove to church for Tuesday morning!) "Mayce no church. Mayce no Sara. Mayce no bubbles." At this point, her mother is getting a bit concerned since Mayce loves to come see me! After a moment pause, Mayce added, "Mayce funny!"

I'm not sure if we should be concerned that Mayce Jo isn't two yet and is already using lies as a humor device, but it was cute!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

(don't tell...)

...but today is my 30th birthday!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

not missing a beat...

Thursday is my day to cover the reception desk at church, a job I rather enjoy. This week, things were very quiet. The phone didn't ring until 9:30 or so. I answered and gave my little into. A fake-drawl says, "I was wondering if you could connect me with that tall, handsome pastor you have there." By the time she says "tall" I know this is our other receptionist, Leslie. Her husband is one of our pastors.

Without missing a beat, I replied, "I'd be happy to help you, but we have so many pastors that fit that description, I'm not sure which one to connect you with."

She bust up... what a nice way to start our morning!