Tuesday, January 31, 2006


No filibuster, no delaying; just an up or down, simple majority vote.

Now was that so hard?

Saturday, January 28, 2006


OK....so it was in the bottom of my hamper.

Thanks for reminding me Joy!

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Has anyone seen my red long-sleeved State shirt? The last time I saw it, Joy was wearing it out of Jellybeans. I NEED IT!!!!

(there may or may not be a reward...)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

who knew?

Apparently when the Lean Cuisine box says "6 1/2 minutes," they really mean it! Since our microwave at work goes in 1 minute increments, I decided to round up...because I can't stand lukewarm food. As it turns out...they put "6 1/2 minutes" on the box because 7 minutes will melt the black plastic container that holds your lunch. This whole experience has really made me appreciate my Rubbermaid Stain Shield (which you should go and purchase RIGHT NOW if you don't already have some!)

Monday, January 23, 2006

Roller Derby

I know why they keep it dark in the roller rink. If you could see all the wierdos skating, Jellybeans would go out of business.

What a fun afternoon! We had pizza after church, and then loaded everyone up for an afternoon of roller skating. I succumbed to peer pressure and tried roller blades...and was pleasantly surprised to find that they're easier than regular skates!

I have a GIANT bruise on my arm where I almost fell and grabbed the wall to keep from going down.

The game was dissapointing last night...but it was still fun to hang out...glad everyone could make it. Tommy - I NEVER want to hear that screaming chicken again. I need to find a giant inflatable wolf for my front yard. Now THAT would be awesome!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

This one time, at the farm...

Hey...remember that day that Mike and Martha and Joy all lost their minds and volunteered to help work cows? We all met in the driveway before God was up. Daddy drew out the plan on the sand table, and we went over our strategy. Then, at Tommy's suggestion, we erased the plan so the cows wouldn't know what we were doing. We got them all rounded up except one crazy one and her bull calf...and we ran around like crazy trying to get them in the fence, and they just wouldn't go in.

Then we tried to keep the crippled cow in the fence, but she went insane and charged the gate and almost killed John, and then she got her head stuck in between the bars and bent them WAY out. When we finally got them all under the shelter, a few got out...but Martha was standing at the gate and we were able to keep them from getting away. The sight of the "emasculation chamber" made Mike shudder. And then Joy got to try her hand at fixing a bull. She got it halfway done, and then the cow freaked out, so John, the seasoned professional, finished it up. As we were letting the cows back out into the pasture, they'd walk through the gate, see Martha, and flip out. Then we had to get a few cows into the trailer to sell. Joy did a fine job of working the gate as the guys pushed the cows one by one into the trailer.

At the end of the day, all we could say was "at least this time we didn't let the whole herd out of the fence..."

"Women want him. Cows fear him."

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Last night I made an amazing discovery. I decided to limit myself to two hours of TV...and I am thoroughly amazed at everything I got done! I was able to work on catching up to Martha and Jess in The Challenge, fold my laundry, go through everything on my desk and organize it, clean out a closet (where I found some fun stuff that I didn't know I had), and clean the kitchen. I even put out the new microwave (which - I must admit - I like a lot more than I thought I would).

So what have I learned from my little experiment? I watch too much TV. It's usually on from the time that I walk in the door until I go to bed at night. And I can't have it on in the background. If it's on, then I'm sitting on the couch and watching it.

Isn't admitting that you have a problem the first step to recovering from an addiction?

Friday, January 13, 2006

Odds Are...

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you."

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Psalm 121

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.

The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.

Monday, January 09, 2006

A Dilemma for the Ages


How IS a girl to choose???

It was TOTALLY worth the scary blue-light bathroom...

Friday, January 06, 2006


...for 5:00
...to go home
...to take a shower and get all this dust off
...to travel the world
...to see Superman IV
...for a 62" plasma TV
...to fall in love
...to see what God's got planned for me
...to live happily ever after

...just waiting...that's all...

Monday, January 02, 2006


Get up on time.

Learn to ride a horse without fear.

Be a better friend.

Max out my IRA for the year.

Fight the urge to get a cat.

More target practice.

Get better at poker.

Get to work on time.

Eat less and exercise more.