Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Striking It Off The List

As most of my friends who know me know that I am a list maker and a checker-offer of the old to-do list. 

Nothing gives  me more satisfaction than taking a pen and striking through a task.

Or adding something that wasn't originally on the list ONTO the list and then striking it off...just because I want credit.  And the satisfaction of striking it off.

But as most of us do, some things on the list just never get done. 

Or it drops to the bottom of the list, and continues revolving back through the order on the list until it actually gets done.

But sometimes I just drop it off the list completely accepting the fact that it's never going to get done.

And let me tell you that the apple don't fall far from the proverbial tree.  My mother is the same way.

So when she came in and handed me a gift a few weeks ago when she was in town visiting, I coulddn't believe my eyes.

It was a quilt that she started for me about 20 years ago.

No.  That's not a typo.


My favorite square.

I was quite surprised.  And impressed.  And happy.

It's a beautiful quilt and a beautiful sentiment that she finished it for me.  One that I will cherish for sure.

All that being said, it doesn't mean that I didn't razz her about it taking 20 years to get it off of her to do list.  LOL!

That was a HUGE strike through off her list!  Woot!  Woot!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Keeping Us On Our Toes

Owen likes to keep us on our toes.

He's all about dressing up now. 

At least last week he was.  Who knows about this week.  LOL!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Done For The Day

Shane spent the night with a friend last night.

And as any good mom in the 21st century would do, I texted him and asked him if he could be ready to go by 8:30.

He said yes and he had had an amazing breakfast.  (This was at 8:00).

As I sat there eating my Lucky Charms, I was kinda jealous.

I responded that that was awesome because it meant that I was done for the day and I didn't have to feed him again today.

He replied that they had egg, a banana nut muffin, bacon and a homemade smoothie.

I asked if I could move to her house.

He said that he asked her that.

Know what I hate?  When an overachieving "good" mom pulls this kind of thing.  Now my kids know that there are moms out there who actually cook breakfast.  On a Saturday morning.  Before 8:00 am.

Know what I hate more?  That I was eating Lucky Charms and he was eating like a boss.  LOL

Lucky boy.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Any Day That Ends In -ay

Some things need to be documented just because they do.

And I wish that I could say that this was wacky day at school.  But sadly, it's not.  It's just Owen dressing himself in any day that ends in -ay.

I guess I really can't say anything though.  Those "are" my Cookie Monster socks that I play tennis in afterall.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

What You Can Do Through The Intersweb

What did parents do before cell phones?  Seriously.  When I was a kid (I'm totally shaking my fist at you), when we left the house, we left the house.  There was no way to get in touch with us or for us to get in touch with our parents except for a pay phone or if we stopped by a friends house to use their phone.  It was both a good thing and a bad thing.  LOL!

So the other day, Shane texted me asking if he was a car rider.  I said no.  That we had that discussion and he better shake it to the bus. 

So he texted me from the bus and said that he made it (thank God because I was really tight on time) and he'd let me know when he got home.

Well, he called me from the house phone in a panic because he left his phone on the bus.

Of course he did.  I didn't have time to deal with this.  :/  LOL!

I told him that he lost his phone and he needed to figure out how to retrieve it.  I suggested that he call his school and have them notify the bus driver.  Then I asked him if his phone was locked.

He said no but he was going online to remotely lock it. 

I said okay.  And to let me know what happened.

He called back and said that he locked his phone and put a message on it with our home phone number and his name and to please call if someone found it.

And the bus driver called him like two minutes later.

He said that he then called the school and told the secretary what was going on and he and the bus driver had worked it out and he would pick his phone up at school.

He had worked it out all within 10 minutes of his first panicked phone call.


Technology FTW!

And I was super impressed with his ability to resolve the situation without my intervening.

Not that I could have intervened in that manner.  I had no idea that he could remotely do all that stuff via the intersweb.

Now get off my lawn.