Monday, March 13, 2006

Monday Musings ...

Good day, friends! I trust you all had a lovely weekend...

First of all, I'd like to start of my Monday Musings by saying... Carol I'm thinking about you, praying for you, and sending love your way!

Now... on to less serious things...

1) Is it me, or are college grads getting younger and younger? Okay, maybe I'm getting older and older, but ... it doesn't matter how young or old they are ... didn't any of there mothers ever teach them about potty etiquette? As in ... wash your hands after you go potty? Ugh.

2) While we're on the subject of college grads... I think it's quite humorous watching the grooming habits they have. The go to the bathroom, then come out and stare at themselves in the full length mirror we have in the ladies room, flatten out their shirt (oh, because there are oh so many bulges poking out of your size 2 shirt), turn around and stare at the back side, while flattening that out too, turn back around, tuck hair behind ear, fluff back out and re-tuck hair, check makeup, stare at themselves for another minute, turn around and walk out. Notice: no hand washing. None. Zippo. Bleh! And, what's up with stiletto heels in the workplace? I thought that was strictly for street corners and pick-up bars! I can't even stand in them, let alone spend an entire day running from building to building. I'm also lucky if I glance at myself in the mirror while I'm washing my hands to make sure my skirt isn't tucked up in my underwear. Real lucky.

3) I had some fasting blood work done on Saturday morning (before the whole zoo fiasco). And let me just say... I'm scared to death that my sugar levels are high. I've been so thirsty lately and craving sweets. That tells me something is amiss. Also, I'm sure my cholesterol is going to be high after all the chocolate I've indulged in over the past... week. You would think I'd learn my lesson. So... out of guilt, I've decided to start eating salads for lunch again. AND NO MORE CHOCOLATE.

4) I love my husband. He's so kind and generous and self less. He gets up with me every night to heat a bottle for our son... even though he's waking up a half hour later. I know I've bragged about him before, but I just wanted to brag again. Love him.

5) My son is simply adorable. He wore his first pair of saddle shoes to church yesterday, and it made my heart melt. I wish my husband would let me post pictures of him, but ... you know ... an ax murderer might stalk me and ... well, he's very protective. Have I mentioned just how much Law and Order SVU this man watches? Need I say more?

6) If you're looking for a way to make a day in the life of your child extra special... then go visit Shannon's blog for an extra crafty idea... She makes pillow cases (very easy to do) for her kids for each holiday! I'm so glad she shared this idea--she's so crafty! I can't wait until my son is old enough to enjoy this ... thanks Shannon! Your kids will always remember the extra lovin you put into the special pillowcases!

7) I had asked y'all to pray for a young couple who just had their first baby three weeks ago. Things are going better, but it's still tough for them. The baby seems to be a fussy baby, and it's hard on the mom, if you know what I mean!!! Please continue to pray for DadJ, MomL, and BabyC.

8) Did anyone happen to catch Extreme Makeover Home Edition last night? It was a two hour special, and one of my readers ... can't for the life of me find her blog -- DRAT! ... blogged that she thought they were going to be doing a home makeover on a family in Ochelata, Oklahoma who had lost their father -- he was a Pastor in her town, who passed away, leaving his wife and 5 kids homeless (the White Family)... Well guess what? They did! It was a great show... Here's the highlights... The father was a pastor at Bluestem Baptist Church; he had a heart attack on the morning of their 19th wedding anniversary (heart breaking); the church allowed them to stay in the parsonage until they found a new pastor; the church then had fund raisers to help her out; she purchased a piece of land, and an old double-wide trailer that served at one time as an office; they had no stove, no heat, no shower, no hot water, no locks on the doors, and the home was in tremendous disrepair.

Instead of rebuilding the double-wide, they built them a totally new and drop dead gorgeous home, and renovated the old trailer which she wanted to give to yet another family in OK that was going through a tough time in their life. The church members made beautiful quilts for all the kids with their dad's clothing so they could wrap themselves up in "their father's love" (this is why I loved Shannon's post on pillow cases so much). It was such a touching story for a well deserving family. I hope you had an opportunity to see it. It brought tears to my eyes to see them helping a pastor's family, and it also made me laugh at how uncomfortable the Home Makover crew felt with the family's "faith" and things of "their faith" -- they never referred to them as Christians, or believers. They even looked like they felt awkward in the church when they went and surprised the family, and one of them kept saying, "I'm so nervous" and Ty turned around and said... "that's because you're in a church!" I also couldn't help but think of all my new blogging buddies in OK. I think I must have said to my husband ... "did you know I have some friends in OK" about five thousand times until he finally told me to shut it. Any way, the working crew and a local choir all sang OKLAHOMA ... and it was totally cool! Does everyone in OK know all the words to that song?

Well, that's about all the time I have right now... don't forget to visit tomorrow for Tuesday's Toss-Up! Until then, enjoy your day, and share God's love with someone!


Sheri said...

I live right here where they did the makeover. In fact, the entire town was in a huge uproar while they were all here (Some single ladies found out where Ty was hanging out and started "showing up" there too LOL)

I was a little worried that ABC would play up the fact that they were "left homeless" and so glad they explained why they had to leave the parsonage. And I LOVED the fact that the family was saying "Oh my Gosh!!" and "Oh my goodness" rather than the alternative every single other family has said.

Heather Ivester said...

Oh, this was a great story to read. I've watched that show a few times and always cried when the people see their new home. This sounds like a wonderful blessing. I love your blog -- you're very inspiring!

I reviewed a book called Kisses of Sunshine for Moms by Ellie Kay and Carol Kent. You'd love this book!

Faith said...

Awww.I wish we could see pics. I bet he looked adorable. I love saddle oxfords on little boys.

shannon from rocks in my dryer said...

If your husband won't let you post pictures of the "whole boy", how about just pix of his cute feet in the Oxford?

And yes, we all know the words to the song..."O-o-o-o-o-oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plains..."

Karen said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO no hand washing? That's just plain gross.

Itty bitty saddle shoes?! So cute!

GiBee said...

Sheri -- I actually thought it was your blog I saw the post on, in fact -- I left a comment too, but when I went back to look for it, I couldn't find it... Maybe it was yours? I also noticed the "Oh, my Gosh" and Oh, my Goodness: comments... Cool, huh?

Heather - WHAT?!?! A book called Kisses of Sunshine for Moms? Get out! I MUST get that book! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, and I'm going onto as soon as I'm done reading all my lovely blogs. And by the way ... I told my husband about the high-low game last night and he loved the idea. Now we just have to wait a couple of years until Hunter can actually talk! LOL!

Faith ... funny you should say that. I wanted to take a picture of his feet in saddle shoes, and my feet in whatever shoes I had on, but time got away from us on Sunday. I thought that would be cute to post on my title bar. I'm also thinking of a picture of his hand/foot, and maybe a few other things... Not sure which to use... But like I've said a bazillion times... I'm sooo not computer savvy. I'll need some help posting them on my title bar.

Shannon - That's just so funny! I love that musical and that song, and was fixed to the TV when they were singing it. My husband loves the song too, and always sings it (with much sarcasm), but just rolled his eyes at my enthusiasm the other day.

Karen -- itty bitty?? well... he's got pretty big feet! A size 2 (infant) is too small, but a size 3 is too big... I think I've got King Kong, here!

Stacey said...

That show was awesome. I did appreciate that they were talking about faith. Maybe that family had more of an influence then any of us will ever know. All it takes is one seed planted!

HolyMama! said...

i'm a moron. i posted a commetn on shannon's rocks in my dryer site that i can't ever leave you a comment. duh, that's not right.
i can't post comments on the site that i was confusing you with for so long. And, am apparently still confusing with yours. I thought I was so over that! I"m sorry!!