Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Time for a dose of cute

Each night, Colby usually wants me to come and lay with him for a few mintues before he falls asleep. Knowing this, you'd think I'd plan for it, but tonight I was busy when he asked if I would come sleep with him. "I'll be there in about 5 minutes," I said. Must have been too long for him, because after a couple minutes he yelled, "Mama? Did you say 5 minutes or 5 HOURS?"

Tyler has been asserting himself a lot more in recent days, like today in the car when he kept telling his brother, "Listen! Listen, Colby!" I guess Colby hadn't learned his lesson from yesterday when he kept interrupting Tyler's story and Tyler scolded, "I'm talkin' you, bruddah!!!"

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ellen and the doggy drama

Just a warning, this will be a rant.

These rescue people need to get off their high horse and get a clue. Seriously. To come in and take away a little girl's dog is just horrible. There's no reason why that dog needed to be snatched away from a perfectly good home. I thought the rescue was supposed to find good homes for dogs, not take dogs away from them. And now they're saying they won't let the family have the dog back because the kids are under age 14. Come on! The girls are 11 and 12 years old! First of all, it's a dumb rule, and second of all, can they see outside the box at all??

All these dog people on the internet are saying "the rescue was right" and "you can't just dispose of a dog when you don't want it." Get real! It's a D-O-G and it wasn't given away willy nilly. Ellen tried her best with the puppy, and when she realized it wasn't going to work out, she found an excellent home for it with PEOPLE SHE KNEW. Would they rather her just keep him locked in a cage all day or out in the yard alone all day maybe?

Evidently the rescue people are all knowing and they're the only ones who could possibly be able to find a good home for a dog. Please. These rescue places are all on power trips and need to get over it. Just this one stupid policy has turned a whole lot of people off to rescues, I can guarantee you that. Mutts & Moms has driven a bunch of people straight to the pet stores (puppy mills), and I hope they're happy. At least they enforced their policy. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Magical Good Behavior Dust

Forget pixie dust... tonight we had good behavior dust floating around our house! It was so nice. The kids played together without arguing or fighting for a good 30 minutes. The phrase, "yeah Tyler, I guess that is your pillow" is not an oft-heard sentiment between our two boys at this point! Then when it was time for bed, nary a whine was heard. Did I mention it was SO NICE?? Praise God for nice family moments that inspire me to believe that it just might all be worth it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

aww, we love Heroes!

Brian's and my synopsis of the new season so far, as written in an email to a friend:

I'm actually a bit annoyed at Peter's storyline. All last season we were built up to the moment when Peter would finally discover control and would break out as a hero who could kick some serious keister. Yet this season they return to the same "I'm still trying to discover myself and how these things work" only now they've added the twist of "and by the way, who am I really - I'd rather be some low level street thug than try to figure it out."

Sylar, now that he's been reintroduced, seems interesting enough. Why is it that his powers aren't working? Interesting. I guess we'll find out later.

Claire, same story, different day. "Why am I different, and why should I hide it" is getting old as it enters the second season.

Mohinder's as clueless as ever.

Bennett - Again, same guy different day. Looked to turn over a new leaf, but still thinks he's in control and Mr. Superspy. "I'm only trying to do what's best for my family."

Shame about DL. Downright shame.

Maja and Bro, well, um, okay, so what's the big deal if her brother can reverse the effect and bring everyone back to life? Most unconvincing people yet.

Nathan seems intriguing, but they haven't really dealt with him much yet.

Finally Hiro. Oh dear what have they done to you Hiro? Can his story line get much more painful? Where is this going? Is Kensei going to teach him how to use a sword, or are we just sitting here wasting valuable time learning about the once drunkard Kensei going straight and becoming a hero.

And now, some fantastic predictions by Brian:

Peter - something will fall out of the sky and hit him on the head. He'll then regain his memory, and forget again how to use his powers. He'll search for Nathan who'll be glad to see him but kill him for being so darn frustrating.

Sylar - Eats one too many jungle leaves and goes normal (as opposed to going crazy, since he's clearly already there). Lives a quiet peaceful life driving his Nissan Versa back and forth to his normal job every day.

Claire - continues to whine, even at her high school reunion. Never gets hired to do pedicures.

Mohinder - survives from pure ignorance. Like Bean. So annoying, even bad guys can't get rid of him.

Bennett - Well, getting shot in the eye isn't the worse thing that can happen I guess. He can't possibly live as a copy repairman for long time.

As for DL, it's probably just a phase (lol)

Maja's going to perform for the sad circus. and her brother's going to be the ringmaster. It's going to be a killer show.

Hiro's going to kill kensei, take the girl and hop to the future and get a Cloud-like hairdo.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Brian = fabulous

Tonight my husband posed a question.

"You know what I love about you?"

Awww, this is bound to be a sweet moment. Not having been particularly lovable today or in the recent past, I wondered just how hard he was going to have to think to come up with something nice to say.


He's more than I deserve.

5 years ago

It's been 5 years since I became a mother. As much as it's a special day for Colby because it's his birthday, it's a really special day for me too. All my life I had only dreamed of being a mom. Even in high school when the substitute teacher asked us what we wanted to "be" in our lives, I caught a lot of flack for saying "I want to be a mom." He said I should have higher dreams and aspirations. To me, there's nothing more fabulous as a "career" choice than being a mom! After we started trying for a baby, there were 13 months where it didn't happen. During that time, I was convicted by God that my life could still be worthwhile even if I didn't have kids. I didn't like the prospect, but I accepted that it could happen. But the Lord saw fit to make me a mom after all. I feel so blessed and truly lucky that these two little boys have been given to me for a time. Five years ago, I became a mom and my life will never be the same.