August 31, 2007

Random Friday

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:00 pm by sillydreamer

Happy Friday everyone!!!  Not only is it Friday but Monday is a holiday so that means 3 days off.  How could we improve on that??

Did you guys notice my award over in the sidebar?  That was given to me by my bloggy friend Beckie and if you haven’t visited her site yet, you should.  I thoroughly enjoy reading her blog and sometimes I think we must have been separated at birth lol.  Thanks again Beckie 🙂

If you merely glanced at my cute little award, please take a minute to fully appreciate all the hard work it took for me to figure out how to place it in the sidebar.   I do not know why I have such a hard time figuring out how to work WordPress but I swear, everything I try fails the first 300 times I do it.  Then magically on the 301st try, it works and I really think I am just doing the same thing over and over.  I know that can’t be true but it seems that way!  Anyway, I did it!!!!  Go me!

Football season officially starts for us tomorrow as we are heading up to Texas Stadium for the Tom Landry Classic.  I’m excited to see the girls perform and a little excited to go to Texas Stadium before it’s torn down or whatever they plan to do with it once the new stadium is built.  The rest I can do without.  Except the nachos, that will be enjoyable.  I can’t help but feel like I am sitting and wasting my time during the game.  I’m just sitting, I’m not doing anything and I get so bored. 

I don’t have any other plans except to pick up the rest of the school supplies for the girls.  It’s quite a list too……dry erase markers, AAA batteries and sticky notes?  Those are the things that kind of stand out.  The rest is normal stuff.  Also a ream of copy paper for each child?  I would think the school is making a freaking fortune off the multitude of vending machines filled with crap and sodas that they could afford some paper but that’s probably a post for another time. 

Enjoy your week-end 🙂


August 28, 2007

Tuesday’s 10

Posted in family, thoughts at 3:35 pm by sillydreamer

How about the opposite of last week’s 10

10 Things I do Believe

1.  I  believe that every person that comes into your life will teach you something about yourself.

2.  I believe that I will be dead much, much longer than I will be alive.

3.  I believe that a hard head makes a soft a$$

4.  I believe that the kindest words you can say sometimes is “I’m sorry”.

5.  I believe the definition of being “rich” is having enough money to buy all the things you need and some of the things you want.

6.  I believe two of the best things you can teach your children are responsibility and compassion.

7.  I believe your choice of friends say more about you than you can ever say for yourself.

8.  I believe listening is more important than talking.

9.  I believe age IS a state of mind.

10.  I believe everyone should learn how to be a gracious winner AND loser.

August 27, 2007

New Beginnings

Posted in family, school, teen ager, thoughts at 4:10 pm by sillydreamer

The girls went back to school today so we’re off to a whole new “year”.  I miss them when they are gone, I know that makes me goofy Mommy, but I do.  Even though they are in 10th and 11th grades I still make them take their “first day of school” picture before we leave.  LOL!  Haley was first and when I asked her was she ready for me to take her pictures she throws her head back and says “are we STILL doing that”?  Well of course we are silly girl. 

The week-end was pretty uneventful.  We did a little shopping and bought our season tickets for the football games and that was about it.   I’m excited about the tickets because we were able to score some seats on the end of a row so I don’t have to worry about stepping over people go get to my spot.  I know most people would be all excited about seats on the 50 yard line but that’s sooo not me.  I even joked as we were standing in line that it would be nice if the people’s names were on the board so you could see who you were going to be sitting next to and lo and behold, that’s how they do it!  Hats off to whoever implemented that wonderful idea 🙂

 Off to start lunch and pick up the play room.  I hope everyone has a great day 🙂

August 23, 2007

Prayers please

Posted in daycare at 3:20 pm by sillydreamer

One of my little daycare guys is on his way to Children’s for a CT and possibly a spinal tap as I am writing this.  Please send some prayers and good vibes out for him and his parents.

He has complained off and on since Friday of a head ache.  He will mention it and then run on about his business.  His Mom said he woke up screaming this morning saying it hurt really bad.  She had him elaborate (he’s 3) and he told her it was like a man outside his window came in and hit him in the head with a hammer.   She called the Dr. and got in first thing this morning.  His Mom said he screamed and cried and did not want the Dr. to touch him which is very, very unusual for him.  He loves going to the Dr. and he tells her to look in his ears, etc.  Dr. looked at him for awhile and said she thinks it could be viral meningitis so she has sent them on to Dallas.   I’m so worried about him and I just hate the thought of him having to do the spinal tap but I know the Dr.’s need to do the proper tests to get the answers for them.   Please say a prayer for my little guy and his parents this morning.  

Update:  The CT came back fine and the Dr.’s didn’t feel a spinal was necessary as they don’t think he has viral meningitis.  They sent him home with something for pain so we’ll see what happens. 

August 21, 2007

Tuesday’s 10

Posted in family, thoughts, Uncategorized at 2:16 pm by sillydreamer

I’ve been really slacking on doing this but I’m trying to get back on track.

 10 Things I don’t believe

1.  I don’t believe O.J. was innocent.

2.  I don’t believe that my way of doing things is always the right way or the only way. 

3.  I don’t believe that Lee Harvey Oswald worked alone.

4.  I don’t believe that my kids “forget” to do their chores.  I think they are just hoping I don’t ask or notice if they didn’t.

5.  I don’t believe that attending church makes you a better Christian than one that doesn’t attend.

6.  I don’t believe people that do charitable works and tell you about them are doing them for the right reasons.

7.  I don’t believe my kids hate my dog as much as they say they do.  I think they are just jealous of how much I love her.

8.  I don’t believe that we should have our troops in Iraq.

9.  I don’t believe Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone With the Wind” all by herself. 

10.  I don’t believe that eating meat makes me a bad person.

August 20, 2007

A nice surprise

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:11 pm by sillydreamer

It’s Monday morning and I have the day off.  I love surprises like that 🙂 

My week-end was good.  Haley and I went shopping and it was smooth sailing the entire way.  We didn’t even have to make it to the mall because we found all of her stuff here.  It was tax free week-end so I’m sure the mall was a nightmare anyway.  I don’t understand the rush mentality when you are only saving the sales tax off your purchase.  I know every little bit helps but I don’t mind spending the extra 8% or so not to have to fight the crowd.

I also made it up to Joann’s and picked up some fabric for the quilt I’m working on but now I see that I need even more to finish.  I did spy some really cute orange/brown/turquoise fabrics that will make up my next project though.  You don’t know how hard it was to just put aside this project and move on to the next one lol.  I looked in the scrapbook section but didn’t buy anything.  Did you hear that….I didn’t buy one single thing in the scrapbook section!  It’s a miracle I tell ya. 

Too bad the library is closed today because I would have made a stop there for some new books.  I’ve been working on “Memoirs of a Geisha” but it’s realllllllly slow.  I feel like it’s written in real time lol.  I’m sure I’ll find something to do on my surprise day off anyway 🙂

August 17, 2007


Posted in family, scrapbooking, teen ager, thoughts at 7:10 pm by sillydreamer

  It’s Friday!!!!

Does anyone have any fun plans for the week-end?  We went school shopping last night for Heather and Holly so probably this week-end we will have to take Haley.  Even though she is my best shopper I am not looking forward to it because this year the school has a new dress code and she’s not happy about it.  It’s not strict at all but you would think you were telling these kids to come to school dressed in a potato sack!  So please send me good vibes that we make it through ok.

Other than that I think I will make a stop at Joann’s for a little more fabric and Hobby Lobby because I am in the mood to do a little scrapping I think.  I haven’t done any in forever but I’m feeling the itch and I’ve seen some really cute stamps that I might not be able to live without. 

Little princess is up from her nap so I need to run.  I hope you all have a wonderful week-end 🙂

August 15, 2007

Just wondering

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:44 pm by sillydreamer

Why do we spend a gazillion dollars on the space program?  How does it benefit us?  Do we not have enough problems here on planet Earth that could better utilize that money?  Really, if anyone out there can explain to me how all these billions of dollars are benefiting us, please tell me. 

I’m also wondering why Texas homeowners, like me, are paying the highest premiums on home owners insurance in the nation. 

I also wonder, and this is my favorite thing to ponder, is how we have so many different  religions and beliefs.  How did that happen?  If we are all reading from the same book, how are we coming up with so many different beliefs?  I know in some cases we aren’t reading from the same book but it’s still interesting to me that we come up with so many different principles to live our lives by and what to expect after death.  My best friend and I love to talk about this stuff because she finds it as interesting as I do.

Well I guess that’s it for my ponderings this morning.  I hope everyone is having a great day.  It’s going to be above 100 again today so if you are having as high temperatures as I am, I hope you stay cool and you don’t have to take out a second mortgage to pay this month’s light bill 🙂

August 13, 2007

Fun Monday-What a Treat!

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:28 pm by sillydreamer

My absolute favorite treat is vanilla soft serve ice cream.  I know……how boring, right?  I don’t think so though.  The best I’ve ever eaten was at the Orlando airport at Carvel’s.  Now THAT was heaven in my mouth for sure.  Unfortunately there aren’t any Carvel’s close to me so my favorite place to get my fix is at Dairy Queen, which is the best besides Carvel’s, McDonald’s, Sonic or Sheridan’s. 

Reading all these Fun Monday’s is making my soooooo hungry for sweets now 🙂

August 7, 2007


Posted in family, thoughts at 6:35 pm by sillydreamer

I know today is usually my “Tuesday’s 10” but something else is on my mind today. 

I just want to go on record as saying I don’t care if you breastfed your kids or gave them a bottle.  I don’t care if you co sleep, cry it out, practice attachment parenting, cloth diaper, feed fast food or spank your kids.  I figure that’s your business, not mine.  I’m just at a loss why other Mom’s feel like they need to tell you the best thing to do for your kids.  Does it really matter to YOU how other people raise their kids?  Really?  I lurk on lots of different message boards and it’s astounding to me that there are Mothers out there that think if you are raising your kids in a way different from their’s then you are doing it wrong.  I never participate in any of these discussions but they are interesting to follow.  I can’t understand why people get so worked up worrying about what others are doing or not doing.  Why is that there business?  As long as the children aren’t harmed then why should it matter to them?  And don’t get me started about the woman that wanted to know if there was a polite way to tell her in-laws not to sing around her children because she was afraid the tone deaf inlaws’ singing would cause damage to her children’s perfect pitch ears and hearing.  You just can’t make this stuff up people.

Hope you all are having a wonderful day.  And if on this day you feed your precious children formula or fast food, I won’t think any less of you LOL!!!!!

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