Saturday, February 11, 2012


1.  I have no desire to fight about politics.  However, after going over all the pros and cons, I figure I'll end up voting for Mitt Romney.  Because I can't vote for Newt.  At the top of my list of Newt's cons is that his name is Newt.  You know, like a lizard.  Also because he's cheated on two wives.  I believe in repentance and making it right and all that stuff, but that's kind of a big mistake to make TWICE.  And also because I read a quote from him regarding his second affair and consequent failed marriage that went like this:  "There's no question at times in my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate."  Um, Newt, it doesn't sound to me like you were working too hard for your country, it sounds like you were working overtime for your peter.

2.  Pregnancy photos freak me out.  As in freeeeaaaaak me out.  I don't know why.

3.  Husband decided to take Carolyn to the park again today.  It rained all morning and the playground was a veritable soup pot.  Carolyn was pretty careful at first but then ended up walking through every puddle she could find and ended up soaking wet.  Happy as a clam, that one was.

4.  I love chocolate chip cookies.

5.  I lust after being creative.  I read those blogs where the people sound all idea-havey and stuff, and I long for that.  Unfortunately, they only way I can have an idea is if someone else suggests it to me first.  I don't think I'll ever be one of those who just makes stuff up in my head.  I mean, beside embellishments on stories that make them more funny.

6.  And speaking of that, The Pioneer Woman has released her book tour schedule for her newest cookbook release.  Good grief, but I could not feel more jealous.

7.  Do you ever go through periods of life where you feel hopeless?  Friendless!  Brainless!  Helpless!  Hopeless!  Do you want to go back to where you were?  Unemployed in Greenland?!  (if you can name that quote, I give you permission to go out and buy yourself an ice cream cone).  Just when I think we're going to take a step ahead, we get dragged back three.  Among other things, we finally got the bill for Carolyn's hospital stay last November.  Over 10,000 smackaroos thank-you-very-much.  And that's adjusted down from $30,000.  It put me in a very bad mood for the entire afternoon yesterday.  Le sigh.

8.  We turned off the data on our cell phones.  I thought I would miss it, but I don't.  Not even a little bit.  And it took our phone bill down by 1/3.

9.  We're trying to find a pediatric dentist that accepts our insurance.  I think there are like two or three in this area and no one I know has ever heard of them.

10.  Someone told me that JoAnn's accepts Hobby Lobby coupons.  Do you think they'd take the "40% off anything in the store" coupon?  If so, I could get a brand new (although cheap-o) sewing machine for $60.  Someone please call them and talk them into it and then get back to me.  And also ask them if I can make payments on it - like $10/month for six months.  Thanks a mil.


Rondi said...

David Nelams whom we have known forever is the Branch President of the Singles' Branch. He is a dentist in Lumberton. Talk to him about the names you have. He might know something about them. And as for your hospital bill, be sure to tell them you are more than happy to pay $10 a month for the next, uh, how many months? They have to agree to it.

Anonymous said...

#7--I feel like that almost everyday. And I am figuratively friendless and alone in Greenland. I need cookies and ice cream STAT. But that would require steady income. Go ME!

Les Browns said...

The Princess Bride!!

Also, I mentioned your crafting skills in my latest post, because I'm right there with you. I originally attempted an original idea of the project, which I found on Pinterest, and which failed MISERABLY. I decided to follow the directions last night with obsessive effort, and it finally worked out. I feel like I own the world now. Lesson learned: don't have original ideas, and only do the projects that have 6 steps or less and don't require too much hand eye coordination.

Becky said...

Heck yes, you can use that coupon on the sewing machine! Ive even seen sewing machines at GoodWill. I will be on the look out during my weekly treasure hunts at the GW.