Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday morning ramblings

Let me just start the random flow of nonsense with this: I am done with winter germs.  I am ready for spring days filled with playing in the backyard.  I need this khaki grass filling my front and backyard to be green again.  I need to plant some flowers and hear the water sprinkler watering the lawn.

I feel like I can't keep the germs away.  No matter how hard I try.  We do take vitamins, but I honestly don't think it matters. I am a super stickler about hand washing.  But we still get more boogers after clearing up boogers. Sheesh!

I do love the sun.  And quite honestly I miss it, but I spent a great deal of time on Tuesday cleaning my house.  Right now as I type this the sun is streaming in the window and making my house appear dusty.  I think I need to close the blind.

I was 9 years old in fourth grade 25 years ago when the Challenger took off and then exploded.  I will never forget that day.  We only got to watch TV in our classrooms for a few minutes in the morning.  Remember Channel 1?  If not-- it was a brief educational program that played for about 5 minutes. We generally watched it to start our school day.  This day 25 years ago the TV was on all day long.  We couldn't believe what was happening as we sat glued to the news coverage.

Gary just informed me that he stayed home from school that day.  He had a broken arm and missed school.  He told me he laid on the couch watching the coverage. At first he thought it was a movie.

And now we are having a debate about Channel 1.  He doesn't think Channel 1 was around back in 1986.  I honestly thought we watched it every day back then. But my brain could be failing me.

Layla is too big for a night light in my opinion.  But I still let her have one. She used to have a "Twilight" ladybug.  It is broken.  It is one of the best things ever.  It has a timer, so it turns off during the night. It is perfect. But broken. So we have been trying out various night lights.  The one we tried last night put a shadow on her desk chair. She said she didn't like the made her feel like she was in jail. Huh? Cause you know all about jail at 5 years old.

Hayden set up his train set bright and early this morning while watching {surprise} Toy Story II. He was having a fun time until Bogey ran into the room and snatched up a piece of train track and ran off.  I finally found him under my bed with splinters of the wooden track on the floor.  While cleaning the mess I got a splinter in my pinkie finger.   I bet he has splinters in his little puppy gums.

I love Chic-fil-a.  I can't get enough of it.  I like my chicken sandwich with extra pickles, mayo and ketchup. [just in case you want to grab one for me] The sandwich is so good.  I wish I could eat that 410 calorie sandwich every day, but you know...our household budget and my calorie counter wouldn't like that...boooo!

Today for now we are all feeling good and it is supposed to be 70 degrees this afternoon.  We need this high temperature day!!!  I can't wait to play outside.  Friday after school seems to be so hard for Layla after a long week.  She is always so tired. Hopefully the fresh air will invigorate all of us.

In other far I am loving the new little green steamer I posted about earlier this week.  It is handy dandy!! It does a swell job.

This morning while checking my twitter feed I saw a tweet saying "if you need something to be grateful for check your pulse."  I thought it was a great quote for today.  I told Gary about it.  He said, "I did check my pulse and it is too high, I'm about to have a stroke. I should make a doctor appointment." Well allrighty then. See what I have to put up with y'all! 

BTW...his pulse is fine.  I wonder why are children are so sarcastic sometimes.  Gary and I are both a bit over the top in the sarcasm department.  And yes I do realize the pictures I posted really don't go with the things I'm saying.  I'm feeling random. :)

Happy Friday!


Anonymous said...

I love the comment about her feeling like she was in jail! lol
Have a great weekend!

Lauren said...

I would SO bring you a Chick-fil-a sandwich if I lived closer to you!!! :)

Drew's Mom said...

How funny that you mention sarcasm. My 7 year old was just asking me this morning what it means. I told him "just listen to how Mommy talks all the time... that's sarcasm." Lol Hope you guys get some heat and sunshine out there and have a great weekend!

Kelli said...

We are sick of being sick as well and sometimes I crack a window just because...cold and and all. I can't wait to see grass and go outside!!! I remember the Challenger too...I was in 3rd grade when we watched it in Mrs. Smith's classroom. Jamison is 7 and still needs a nightlight...she just scares easily. I love Hayden and his Buzz! I haven't had Chic fil A in so long...hmmm.

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

omg i soooooooooooooo want a chick fil a sandwich right now...i eat the pickles first...then i pour their bbq sauce all over it! you really didn't have to print the ruined the joy haha

i found a recipe you and i will both need to try...forwarding it to you now! :o)

Traci said...

Chick fil A is GREATNESS!!! I want extra pickles on mine but nothing else! Throw in a chocolate shake & I'm in heaven!

Katie said...

I'm sick of the winter germs too. My little one either has a mild cold or his three teeth (two of them molars) are giving him a really rough time right now. The mountain cedar in the air is killer on the allergies too! It's nice here today though 71 degrees and sunny - a new cold front comes in tomorrow - boo!

Love chick-fil-a as well but I like mine plain - no pickles or anything else!

I need to get my moms little steamer back - my brother took it to his house when my parents found out he got a dog.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, I love chick-f-la!

Karen At Home Blog said...

Yum! I can't get enough of Chick-Fil-A either!!! I am drooling just thinking about those extra pickles.
I was in 6th grade english class when The Challenger blew up. It was such a sad day, one I will never forget. Happy Friday!

Kelli W said...

I love all the pictures and the fact that they don't have anything to do with the post:) The one of Hayden with the crayons behind his ears is too cute! I remember channel 1 but I don't remember how old I was when I watched it...I know that doesn't help at all! I'm so sick of the brown grass too. It looks so depressing in all my pictures:) I hope you enjoyed the warm weather, I think the cold is headed back in soon!