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April Fool’s

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I am so glad that it is April 2nd, I am not one for pulling off jokes for April Fools Day but I do get sucked into a few. I did enjoy reading the joking that were done on the web they were a little more creative and really needed some planning.

So here we are in Spring and Easter is still another 4 weeks away…crazy. We are experiencing high winds here, about 60 mph gusts, so it really does not look like spring at all.

The kids go back to school on Monday and my class starts tomorrow. Busy time for us right now but so looking forward to routine again.

There is a lot going on this month so we should be busy and productive.

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Time Off

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Had to take a little time off for personal reasons. Part of that was that I was struggling with the writing process.

Well spring has come to the Pacific Northwest and the difference between spring and winter is that the rain is a little warmer. I really shouldn’t complain we have had some beautiful weather soaking up some Vitamin S (sun). Have had windows open a couple of different times this last week…need to get the fresh air in and the winter air out.

The kids started their spring break so they will be home all next week so we have begun the never-ending stream of friends through the house for part of a day or for the night. Have to admit I really don’t mind. Some of their friends you can’t even tell that someone is here.

Started some spring cleaning yesterday with my closet…what a mess. I have a couple of other areas that we will be tackling this week…the kids always enjoy housework. LOL

Think I will check out the breakfast situation. Happy Sunday All!!!

Secrets

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Have you ever noticed that some people can keep secrets and others cannot? Some of those people you never even really know that they have something to hide but then there are others that you can tell right away that there is something hidden underneath.

The best part about it is that there are a few people in my life that are so transparent and it is so funny. I have been known to keep secrets but I have also unintentionally spilled the beans without realizing what I was doing until it was too late.

Sometimes I think the greatest secret that we keep as parents have to do with the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus. Unfortunately we grow out of “believing” . My kids are split in the belief stage of life. The Tooth Fairy came out through kids that they know. The Easter Bunny has never been a super strong belief because we have always talked about the real reason that we celebrate Easter.

Santa Claus is a whole other story…they both know what we are celebrating during Christmas and they realize that gifts are given out of love and respect for others. So far we have been really good about presents being a surprise, which is good. There are times when we have gone shopping together and then split up. They understand that we buy gifts but they have been surprised every year with a family gift or something that I had already had told them was out of the price range…these come from Santa along with Christmas Stocking gifts…the little treasures of Christmas morning that give mom and dad a little time for coffee before chaos.

There are other secrets that we keep during certain times but I believe that these are the greatest secrets that we keep and we usually keep them for the longest. There are other secrets of life that come out over time…but really why grow up any faster than we really have too?!?!

Mindless Entertainment

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Mindless entertainment…there is no true meaning too it but it sure keeps us from over thinking the little things in life…and if nothing else it can make us laugh.

I love to play my games on Facebook. I really like the card games because I really do not have to think about them too much, great time killers. Just like watching some of those crazy shows that come on at night, American Dad, is the greatest in mindless entertainment. There is nothing to think about because if you truly thought about it you would not watch it.

Hubby and I have been playing Slotmania…cheaper than the casino and totally mindless. Not to mention the fact that you can bet larger sums of money then you would ever do in real life. Like playing online poker…you cares if you lose, you can’t pay the bills with it.

There are many times late at night if I can’t sleep I put in a DVD usually of a movie I have seen a hundred times or an old sitcom, I don’t have to think about what is going on and usually then it will lull me to sleep.

There are so many things that we will do to keep from over thinking all of our problems but I believe the greatest is the mindless entertainment that we all seek out in one way or another.

Days of Spring

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You sure can tell that spring is coming. The days are getting longer and the kids want to be outside for hours instead of minutes.

I love spring…there is a newness and a freshness that only comes in the earliest of days. I love watching the trees come to life with fresh blossoms.

Today being St. Patrick’s Day we are so close to spring you can feel it. The kids are starting to get their little bit of spring fever, they know that spring break is right around the corner. Oh, the days of spring.

This year Easter is so far from spring break it should be different. I always think of Easter as the true start of Spring. Everything about Easter is about renewing the spirit and Spring certainly can do that.

Looking forward to warmer weather and hopefully a bit of sunshine.

Happy St Patrick’s Day to one and all.

Sentances

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And better than my greatest dreams I have a new gown, and pinned to the gown, as obviously, as noticeable as possible, is my new gold brooch given to me by the King of England himself.

That is the second sentance in the book that I am reading by Philippa Gregory, The Boleyn Inheritance, from the point of view of Katherine Howard at Greenwich Palace in 1540.

Hard to believe that the things that we take for granted were the greatest of pleasures during that era. They did not have the abundance of clothes that we all seem to have nor were there places to just go pick something out. Everything was made by hand by a seamstress. Incredible.

Today is John 3:16 Day…I did not even know that there was a day for that…honestly I thought everyday was a John 3:16 Day but I guess there is one day devoted to that verse.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV, John 3:16) A plan for salvation for ALL people of the world. Every last one of us. Amazing. Not sure if I could give my one and only son to save everyone else. I don’t think that God even really had to ponder his plan. It was foretold in the Old Testament and it came true in the New Testament.

I guess my point is that a sentance is a powerful thing…regardless if it is about getting a new dress or giving up your most precious creation, there is so much power in the words.

We need to heed our sentances sometimes. Words can be more powerful and more dangerous than a sword and even more costly.

Scream

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Do you ever just want to scream? Admit it there are times when you do, I know that I feel like that sometimes.

Like when you are driving the speed limit on a 2 lane road and someone decides to pass you and then flips you off. WTH Why should I get flipped off for being in the right? Goodness knows it doesn’t happen all that often.

When I am on the phone and someone decides that their question, fight, or problem is more important that the phone call that I am on. Hello, do you not see the phone up to my ear and hear me talking?!?! What do they think that I sit here and talk to myself and pretend I am on the phone?!?!

Or how about when you are loading the dishwasher and someone decides to bring in even more dirty dishes and they won’t even have the courtesy to scrape them first. Really…how would they like that if I did that to them?!

The one I really love is when there is no laundry in the laundry room and the kids come to me and state that they have no clothes. Well it usually helps if you would bring me clothes to wash.

Another favorite is “mom”, “mom”, “mom”….me: “what?” “I love you” She could not have just said “mom, I love you”   AAHHHHHH

How about when you get a phone call and are busy and you can’t get off the phone….then all of a sudden the caller announces that they have to go and they hang up. What????

How about when someone makes a plan with you then changes it at the last-minute or alters the plans to take up a different time when you had another plan. Do I not have a life??????

There are times that I am amazed at the crazy things that make me want to just scream and release all the tension. I don’t normally although there have been a few times but I usually try to combat these events with sarcasm regardless if they get it or not. If I decide to scream I have been told by my son that I don’t need to be so angry, my daughter cries, and my dear hubby is looking for happy pills for me.

It’s all good sometimes Mom is frustrated and has to vent and if the happy pills come in chocolate get me a months supply.