Monday, September 29, 2008

Thanks dear SIL

I would just like to thank my SIL for tagging me. In fact, I'm the only one she tagged. You may go check out her blog at: The Joys Of Everyday Life .

Here are the rules.Link to the person who tagged you.Mention the rules on your blog.Tell about six quirks of yours.Tag six fellow bloggers to do the same.Leave a comment to let them know.

Well....let's see.....6 quirks

1. I have a weird OCD about my dishes. They must be loaded the same way each time. Also Silverware must be organized when loaded in the dishwasher , all spoons, knives, forks, plasticware and cooking utensils must be in their groups and separated. Also when I put away dishes they have a certain order as well.

2. When ever I use sippy cups for my children the tops must match the cup or I wont use them.

3. I am testy about things matching like clothes, furniture, themes etc.

4. I wont Vaccum, Take a shower or listen to really loud music if I am alone. I will not do anything that keeps me from knowing and hearing whats going on around me.

5. I love all three Pirates of the Carribean movies and have an addiction to Jack Sparrow and Will Turner.

6. I am addicted to the internet. Does anyone know if they offer IA? Internet Anonymous?

Since I know no one else I will just allow you to choose whether or not you want to participate. have fun! Tag your it!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Run! Dont walk...

Go directly to the theaters. Do Not pass Go, do not collect $200. You must go to the theaters and see this movie:
This movie is great for anyone who is married, who is getting married or who dreams of getting married. Great story! Has hysterical comedy relief and a great message. I hope you go see it and enjoy it as much as I have! It will be on my DVD shelf when it comes out!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Is it bedtime yet?

I am exhausted! What a day and its not over yet!

I live in Georgia. Which is going through a huge gas shortage right now. Unbelievable lines of cars just to get gas. And what tempers!!! So I was patiently waiting all week to get gas so that we didnt feel like we were "Topping off" our tank. I got up really early this morning and went to get gas. I was lucky enough to be pulling up behind a car that just finished getting gas. It was awesome. So I swung in and got a full tank. There no limits on how much I could get so I got a full tank! I was so excited! You would not believe how many gas stations in my little area are closed because they have no gas! Then I had to go grocery shopping. I am trying so hard to save money so I thought really hard about how to do that with our grocery bill. I went to Publix who had the Buy one get one free sale and got some of that. Then I came home dropped off the groceries I got. I then remembered I had to pay a bill, mail some books I sold on ebay and then come back and get the rest of my grocery list ready for walmart. So while in line to get the books mailed out I got a phone call from my DH and he said that Bandit, who had dug out under the fence and came back under the fence (like the pokey little puppy) was limping. I came home to check on him to find a gash in his leg where the fence cut into his leg. So off the vet we go. I had to spend $70 for them to say shave his fur, use peroxide and antibiotic ointment on the cut and heres some meds to prevent infection. $70!!!! I could have done all that at home! GRRR! So much for saving money. Then I finally got to go to Walmart and finished up the grocery shopping. I came home and realized out of all that I only saved $10 on groceries. : ( Im heart broken. When the heck am I going to get the grocery bill down? When will we get our gas back to normal? When will the gov't get the financial crisis cleared up? You know what? I dont care right now. I would much rather the Rapture happen! Take me home lets start the happily ever after forever party!

Update: My Father in law is home and doing well. Thanks for all those who were concerned and prayed.

Friday, September 26, 2008

I signed in!!!!

I actually got to sign in today. Apparently when it says "this email doesn't exist" it really means "keep typing every password you have ever used until we get it through our thick skulls that it does infact exist" See when I first signed onto blogger a few years ago, (dont look at me like that...I know Im a slacker) I did so under the old blogger so when they converted me to the new one they tell me to use my email address to sign in. I use the one THEY said to use and it tells me it doesn't exist! oh the stress! But I digress( I think thats how you spell it)

I wanted to ask for prayers for Charles' family. His dad was admitted to the hospital last night after suffering another heart attack. They believe it is mild so that sounds hopeful! All I gotta say is he needs to get better because we have a Disney World trip planned next summer and he's one of our special guides. I am not missing Disnney! I have never been so I am as eager if not more eager then our girls. ( Stop giving me that look! Its starting to affect me emotionally) So I lived a guarded life, so what! I am going to be like the mom in the Disney commerial who turns into a kid like her daughter! Yep! That will be me.

Next on my agenda is to say I AM SPOILED ROTTEN!!! Lots of reasons why yes I know. From having a great hubby to having a wonderful family and friends but to specific, I have great kids! Great, laid back , easy kids. After babysitting yesterday the truth was revealed to me! My kids are easy! The little boy I kept yesterday was very much into not listening. Starred at me while I gave instructions several times. Then just to be different instead of alot of no's, I got alot of yes's. But not the good kind. Here's an example"Don't hang on the gate, its not a toy", "YES!" See? not a good yes. I dealt with this all day long. Thank heavens its only an occasional thing. I would end up in the corner, in fetal position, sucking my thumb if I had to do that every day. So I am thankful for my children. God has blessed me so.

Okay, I am done..for now. By the way, you should give me a standing ovation..I just typed this entire blog one handed. Because Allen is in the other one and not allowing me to use my other hand today. Have a blessed day! Oh and one more thing..T.G.I. friggin' F.!!!! I am so ready for the weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Im stuck!~Wordless Wednesday~ Sorta

Faith got stuck! She seemed ok with it..
But then she failed to see the amusment after a few snap shots

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy FALL!!

Just wanted to take a moment to shout from the rooftops " HAPPY FALL ALL!" My favorite season. The weather is cooler. The bees and other stingy things go away and that in itself is wonderful enough. The leaves change color and the kids get excited about fall festivals and Halloween. Football is back! I can start to drink coffee again with out melting into a puddle of sweat. The girls will go to bed on time without saying "but the sun's still out!" I do love this season! So to my friends and family....HAPPY FALL!!!!


Before I explain I must take this moment to remind you of the name of my blog "Tales of the CRAZIES" So now that I have done that I can continue on with my post.

Sam is gone :( Who is Sam you ask? Why he is our own personal pet writing spider that had taken residence on a bush in front of our porch. He was so cool to watch. The kids loved him. They even named him Sam. Charles kept begging for permission to kill him. But I said no. He wasnt hurting anyone. Sam wasn't a poisonous spider and no threat to us. Plus he ate bugs. Which in my opinion was a great reason to keep him. Each bug he ate was one less bug that would end up in our home. So I considered him my guard spider. We have a dog but all he does is destroy my kitchen night after night. Well anyways we went to church yesterday morning and Faith said "Oh no! Sam is gone!" and sure enough his crafty web was empty. I sorta missed the little guy. Sickening I know! But he became part of the family. Plus the peril that awaited us by all the bugs allowed to get close to the house was almost to much for me to handle. Well this morning I was going to take Rose to school and as I was about to walk out the door my ever observant spider searcher Faith said "Mommy SPIDER!!!" Sure enough hanging on our door way was SAM! Ok now I said I liked him. But I didnt want him to like us THAT much! I told my husband while I defended Sam and saved him from certain death that he was on the bush and not harming anyone. If he was in the house or something that would be different. Well its now different. He was hanging on my door way and I almost came eye to eye with him and not really an idea I was cozying up to . So alas I let Charles do is macho protector thing and he told Sam he was about to be conquered. Colonel Charles did it with a broom on the front porch. LOL! Sorry couldnt resist the Clue thing. I am not sure if Sam survived the swat or the swish that came after as he was swept off the porch. Only time will tell. If he shows up again we will know his true fate. I kinda miss the little pest!

Ok so just for a good laugh heres a pic of my lil Allen after the girls have once again gotten ahold of him. Rose likes to dress him up. I promised my hubby no dresses but I cant promise anything else.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The girls are oblivious!

I was in the kitchen this morning when my hubby grabbed me and kissed me. Didnt want to stop apparently. And to be funny I started flailing my arms and making noise. I glanced past my husband and noticed as I flailed the kids were playing together as if nothing was going on. Then Rose looked up at me saw me flail and WENT BACK TO PLAYING!!!! Then they came into the kitchen and Charles did it again, and again the kids looked at us and kept walking past us as though this happens daily. Ok maybe stuff like this happens everyday but geez! Some help would have been nice! The girls are so use to us being affectionate and that gives a good warm fuzzy feeling inside. We dont want them to think its horrible. Most kids are screaming EWW! GROSS!!! My kids totally ignore it. I havent decided if thats good or bad yet. They are use to us kissing and hugging on them as well. I am happy to say my kids never lack affection. I didnt get it growing up so I am focused on making sure my kids experience my love for them.

And also today for a second time my daughter, Faith was getting ready to go outside and said to me as she was putting her shoes on " ok Mom, Watch and Learn" LOL!! She has apparently forgotten who taught her how to put her shoes on.

And my sweet 7 going on 17 year old daughter has discovered my little wimpy MP3 player and is constantly attached to it. I have loaded with Casting Crowns and Stephen Curtis Chapman, Even some Chris Rice and Rebecca St. James. I know she is getting good music. And she loves to sing at the top of her lungs and screams "WHAT?!" When I try to tell her something. I watch her as she sways side to side and gets lost in the song. She feels the song and puts her whole heart and soul into it and she reminds me so much of me!

I love my kids. They bring me so much joy. I have smiled at them and laughed with them so much today and thats just one day. Imagine every day at my house. Laughs and smiles daily! Awesome!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Out of the mouth of babes

Faith and I were talking the other day and we had an odd conversation. See if you can follow along....

Faith: Mommy, when I was one year old Jesus was at our house.

Mommy: Really? What did he look like?

Faith: He had blue hair

Mommy: Blue Hair?

Faith: Yep and he had brown hands

Mommy: Brown hands?

Faith: yeah and he had green toys with him!

Mommy: Let me get this straight...Jesus had blue hair, brown hands and had green toys with him?

Faith: Yep!

Mommy: Ok then!

Anyone else find this conversation odd???

Heres our little Faith:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Picture from the past...

Here is my little Rose!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Patriot Day

September 11th 2001- I was home from work with a sick 10 week old baby! My little Rose. I turned on the news and saw them covering the the first airplane crash into the towers.My first thought was "what idiot runs a plane into the tallest building in NYC? How could you miss it?" Then I watched live as the second plane hit. It was then I knew the world would change forever. My children would never know of the world I grew up in. Each person would have to find a new everyday norm. Many of us walked around, numb and unsure of alot of things. It marked the beginning of a long war against terrorism. Some call it a mistake, others defend it. Regardless of your view of the battles being fought over seas, sons and daughters, moms and dads, aunts and uncles and cousins are fighting and dying for our right to praise God, complain about our Government, and voice our opinion. And voice my opinion I will. I hate the fact that there is a war going on. And I wish that every single soldier could come home to his or her family. But there is reason they are there, whether we understand the reality of it or not. We need to support them! Support our soldiers regardless of our views of this war. They sacrifice so much and some give their last breath. The least we could do is say "we love and support you" I have become a penpal of a couple of soldiers so far. I have become friends with one and I also talk to his mom regularly. I have a passion to support them and to spread awareness. I believe God calls us to do certain things at certain times of our lives. I have always been a proud American. I get chills when I sing the Star Spangled Banner, I cry when I sing "Im Proud to be an American" And now in my life I cry for the soldiers "who died to give that right to me" So I will stand up and support them. With or with out the rest of you. If you would like to write people like him....

This is Dan, My Hero. I wrote him from Feb 07-March of 2008 He is home safe but still there are many more like him over there.

You can contact the site that I went through... They can get you a soldier deployed and all you do is write them frequently to let them know you care! Gotta love it! I am starting Soldier #3 soon!

Happy Patriot Day!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I learned something last night!

I control the weather! Or so it seems. After a very stressful day of trying to make Rose and Faith understand that cleaning up the messes they made in the living room and their rooms, I was exhausted. And still the girls room was a disaster area. You know theres a problem when your daughter says "I cant sleep in my bed because I cant get to it!" And the other says "I dont know why you think its hard to climb over all these toys, I am climbing just fine!" Since when in the world is climbing in your bedroom a normal thing? UGH! So after many many failed attempts at asking, telling and DEMANDING really loudly for them to clean their room, I had to take away their tv and computer time the rest of the evening. When that didnt work I started the yelling and warning them of the doom looming if they didnt clean. Did they care? NOPE! They think mommy is just blowing smoke. So I smoked their behinds! Did that work? NOPE! Even after the crying and hysteria was over I still couldnt prove to anyone we had carpet in their room. UGH AGAIN! So back to what I learned. Sorry I kind derailed that whole story telling train didnt I? I was sitting at the table after dinner looking at the rain coming down. And I started to feel calm. I told my husband "You know I would really like a little thunderstorm tonight. It would be so calming." And less then 30 seconds later it thundered! And a thunderstorm insued. It was wonderful! I felt so much more calmed down with lightening and thunder hitting all around us. Odd? Yes but then again we are the Crazies! But I do need someone to explain to me why when the lightening was flashing, at the same exact time one of my girls shoes (that have lights on them) was blinking and lighting up. There was no thunder at the moment when they went off. No one hit it. Nothing was going on around it. It just flashed the same time as the lightening like the weather was controlling the shoe. Great! I control the weather, and the weather controls foot apparel. Now that we have had our Weather lesson for the day, I will close with the "Wordless Wednesday" Photo. Except its not a wordless Wednesday on my blog...LOL!!!
So I will title this "Weather Wednesday"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Time to Clip Clip

Before all the men start to run in fear I dont mean that kind of clip clip! I mean its time to cut hair! You know its time when you hear your husband in the bathroom saying "STAY! STAY! SIT! I SAID SIT! LAY DOWN!" Now I know our dog, Bandit, isnt in there. He knows not to be in our room, nevermind the bathroom when daddy is around. So I know he wasn't talking to him. I went on an investigation to see what exactly would cause my husband to demand such obedience of something in the bathroom. Upon further investigation I found he was having a fight with his hair. Apparently it was being very disobedient this morning. My husband finally gave me "the look" and said "its time!" LOL! "Ok Ok Ok I will cut your hair tonight if you remind me." His response? " I dont know why you need reminding. The minute I walk in the door and you see this(pointing to his hair)should remind you enough!" So tonight I will have to save my hubby from the evil hair monster growing on his head. Poor Fella!

Now for a moment of inspiration. I recently discovered this song and I know its not a "new song" But it really spoke to me and really has had my attention the past few days and I just want share the part that really gets me. Its from my all time favorite Christian Group "Casting Crowns"

In the arms of your mercy I find rest
Cause you know just how far the East is from the West
From one scar[r]ed hand to the other

This song really gives me peace. I really like the above lines. Its amazing how it touches you when you think about being in God's arms and finding rest. I dont know about you but there are alot of times in my life where motherhood keeps me busy and hectic. And there are just times I want to stop, rest and feel renewed. How I long to fall into the arms of God and for him to give me the rest I need to be a better mother and wife. And this song really helps me to feel that. Just the thought of falling into his arms and being in his safe embrace is healing! Plus I like the picture it draws to show the depth of God's love for us and how when he forgives our sins that they are gone for good and we are the only ones who can bring them back to haunt us. God has forgotten them! How cool is that! I have battled forgiving myself of things that really hurt. God kept telling me I am free now and I just wasnt letting myself receive the blessing. It has taken time but the guilt I feel is gone. And I truly am free of that bondage. I will post the whole song lyrics so you can get the whole blessing from it. If you havent heard it you really should hear it. Its beautiful.

EAST TO WEST by Casting Crowns

Here I am Lord and I'm drowning
In your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don't want to end up where you found me
And it echoes in my mind
Keeps me awake tonight

I know you've cast my sins as far
As the East is from the West
And I stand before you now
As though I've never sinned but today
I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus can you show me
Just how far the East is from the West
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
Cause you know just how far the East is from the West
From one scar[r]ed hand to the other

I start the day the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
Time and time again
Your [T]ruth is drowned out by the storm I'm in
Today I feel like I'm just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way

Jesus can you show me
Just how far the East is from the West
Cause I can't bear to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
Cause you know just how far the East is from the West
From one scar[r]ed hand to the other

I know you've washed me white
Turned my darkness into light
I need your peace to get me through
To get me through this night
I can't live by what I feel
But by the truth your word reveals
I'm not holding on to you
But your holding on to me
Your holding on to me

Jesus, you know just how far
The East is from the West
I don't have to see the man I've been
Come rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
(The arms of your mercy I find rest)
Cause you know just how far the East is from the West
From one scar[r]ed hand to the other(x2)

(Just how far, the East is from the West) (x3)

From one scarred hand to the other

Thanks to "" for the lyrics!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Who are the Crazies?

The Crazies are the members of my family that bring a smile to my face on a daily basis. This includes me! I am one of them crazies too! We are the family that makes you stop, cock your head to the side (like a dog listens to a high pitch sound)and ask "What is it we are witnessing?" This family of a Mommy(me) A Daddy(My DH) and 3 kids(2 daughters 4 and 7 along with an infant son)I will change their real names here to protect the younglings. I will post pics of our kids soon!

Now dont think this is the end to The Crazies. There are infact more Crazies that dont live under our roof. But they are very much part of the Crazies Family. You will learn of these too as time goes on.

But first I want to start this blog by sharing one of what will certainly be many odd sayings from my 4 year old. I was lucky enough to hear this at the dinner table while having a family dinner. Read and chuckle with me or just stand there with your head cocked to one side. It wont hurt my feelings!

"When I was Rose's age, Mommy gave me a wedgie!" ( this is my 4 year old refering to her older sister who is 7. You do the math and get back to me)Have a great Monday all!