Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Oh now PEOPLE! No takers? O.K. I'll give you this one. Zach was being a "sit-leaner," meaning he was leaning on my daughter in the car. I won't be so easy on you all the next time. Of course, maybe noone but Barb is reading this! I may have to have a little lie down, I'm feeling woozy.

It's snowing here again - YAY! Yes I am a child when it comes to snow because of the deprivation of a life lived virtually snow-free in Texas. I don't think I can be cured.

I'm goin' to Tex-as, I'm goin' to Tex-as
To get me a handsome man and a handsome dog
Yeah, BUDDY!

Like my little song? Everyone should be sealed into the ark by Sunday evening and we will commence with the insanity forthwith.

Gotta little video for you all, it warms the cockles of my little counselor heart. In fact it has become a treasured theme in our home.

if you'd like to see the other current video favorites you can find me at:

Lots of bloggity love to all!

Friday, January 26, 2007

translate this!

So, in order to blog more often, I'm going to do some short ones. My last post told the story of misunderstood statements, so read that first if you haven't already.

The most recent cryptic statement was heard from the back seat, "Mom, Zachary's being a 'sit wiener'!"

Let me know what you think was actually said and what it meant, and I'll post the answer in a day or so.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Post That Makes You Thankful For Your Own Family

Alas, I have been chided for my lack of blogginess by my niece. See her SHINY NEW POST at seeking perfect peace She's an amazing girl and I want everyone (all 10 of you!) who read my post to get to know her, but of course not monopolize her time as it ALL BELONGS TO ME! and, of course, her husband, daughter, and brand new son.

She started this idea of family strangeness, you know, things you all do as a family, that when you do them, others cock their heads to the sides like a calf looking at a new gate.

Many years ago, 20 to be exact, we were getting ready for church one Sunday morning. I called out to my husband, "I made a bottle and it's in the diaper bag," as we had one very cherished youngun, and my husband was a helpful father. He ambled into the room where I was, with a concerned look on his visage (like that word? ain't I smart?). "Sinead O'Connor's in the diaper bag?!" And thus began the laughing with one's legs crossed so as not to overtax a delivery-weakened bladder. We decided from that day on to repeat exactly what we heard any time the message was unclear. Kind of our own version of that game where you read what's on the card and try to figure out what it's saying, combined with the old gossip game.

Actually this was a great tactic for dealing with my detestation of repeating myself. You see, I am not a patient person. Really. Not. Patient. God seems to be making an example of me lately. Not really loving that either. But I do love to repeat what I've just heard. Sometimes hearing it out loud is just what I need to figure out what was originally said. Try it. There's no telling what you'll come up with. Be like the Taylors!

More weirdness to follow.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Start The Music, I Feel A Happy Dance Comin' On!

You know I had a really great post, and long, written out and ready to go, just a few days ago. It's somewhere out in the Blogzone, never to be heard from again, apparently. So I'm trying to remember what all I've told you about. I think I'll stop promising to post, 'cause obviously I'm a pathological blogpromise breaker. However, since its de-lurking week, I wanted to get in on the sweet commenty goodness.

1. My son was named "Ram of the Month" (If I already told you this, just smile and nod. I've waited a long time for this honor and I am savoring it!). Now, personality quirks being what they are, this boy qualified for ram of the house very early on. I call him my sheepdog, because he is always herding. THIS is MY space, THAT is YOUR space! However, he has many fine qualities and this award is for his middle school (mascot-you guessed it-Rams).

2. The aforementioned sheepdog is coming to Tulsa to join the girls as of tonight.

3. Driving him into the oncoming ice storm will be my DH, ready for some heavy-duty snugglin'.

4. We will all be together in the 2, that's right 2, bedroom apartment we moved into over the Christmas holiday. Same ghetto, phenomenal cosmic power-itty bitty living space.

5. Started teaching my "Boundaries" class two weeks ago. I LOVE THIS CLASS! I LOVE CLOUD & TOWNSEND! This is my 5th time to teach it and it's still GOOD!

6. I got a perfect attendance bonus on my check today. WOOHOO!

7. Doug has an interview with Home Decorators (a Home Depot company) for a part-time position on Saturday.

8. Drumroll please - Doug got a full-time position with faithHighway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He will start the second week of February. You can see their commercials on their website to see what Doug will be selling. It is base+commission, so it's a little scary at first. Hence the part-time position. So if you have any media needs for your church, ministry, or Christian business, look us up. O.K. end of commercial.

When you're praying, please remember us for the following: the sale of our home, a new home for our 2 female Lab-mix dogs (we can't have them in an apartment, finances for the transition, and safe travel for my men today.

So the mood in my office cubbyhole is pretty positive these days. I have been lurking, I've even commented a couple of times, only to have them vanish. So the lesson I still haven't gone to the new Beta, mainly because I don't have a clue. Honestly, anyone in the Tulsa area willing to come to my cave and teach me this stuff? But not this weekend, I'll be snugglin'.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Ah, yes, the edit to this post is that Blogger STINKIN' ATE my post! And it was great. And Long. And I'll never have that recipe agaaiiiinnnn, OHHHHH NOOOOOOO! (imagine Richard Harris, or Donna Summer singing that last line). This has happened before and the post miraculously showed up later. I'm hoping that happens here. If not, I'll try again tomorrow. OH BTW! May have a buyer for our house! WOO HOO!