Wednesday, October 29, 2008

K is for Kindness

Thanks to Marie' for 7-tagging me. I thought that was so kind. So, yes, I will play along. As far as other kind things: I really believe in the sayings, "What goes around, comes around" and "Do unto others, kindly and true, as you would have others do unto you." (The latter of the two I make my kids repeat until they say it in their sleep).

7 things that I can do:
1. Entertain more than 15 kids at one time
2. Sightread music
3. Keep secrets
4. Dance
5. Block 6' 4" tall men in volleyball
6. Make greeting card/stationary
7. Knock on strangers' doors and talk about Proposition 8

7 things I cannot do:
1. Be patient (well, I probably can do it, but it's so hard)
2. Bowl
3. Grow really, really long fingernails
4. Shop at expensive department stores
5. Keep the top of my clothes dryer clutter-free
6. Buy processed cheeses or meats
7. Refrain from quizzing people on where various products are made (I'm a nerd at heart).

7 things I say often:
1. Let it go in one ear and out the other.
2. Hi, babe (usual greeting for hubby).
3. Do not talk back to me!
4. Time to eat!
5. Shhhh.
6. Call me.
7. How was work/school today?

7 things I plan to do before I die:
1. Run a marathon
2. Visit all 50 states (only 8 remaining)
3. Write several books
4. Learn to fly a helicopter
5. Serve a mission with my husband
6. Witness my children's temple weddings
7. Hold political offices

7 things that attract me to my man:
1. His quick, charming smile
2. His sense of humor
3. His tolerance of my all-night snuggling, even if it's 90 degrees outside
4. His love for our children
5. His sincerity
6. His happiness with the simple things in life
7. How he thinks so deeply about things and then speaks with great eloquence and affirmation

7 Favorite Foods:
1. Homemade chicken and dumplings
2. Lentil soup with rosemary
3. A really good green salad
4. Greek pizza
5. My hubby's steak
6. Homemade oatmeal hazelnut bread
7. Apple crisp

7 people who I would like to do this (only if you want to):
1. Shea
2. Heidi
3. Jacy
4. Christy
5. Becca
6. Molly
7. Melissa

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

jokes (and only ONE WEEK until elections!!)

Mimi was just over five feet tall and pleasingly plump. After a minor accident, her mother accompanied her to the emergency room. The triage nurse asked Mimi for her height and weight to which she quickly blurted out, "Five-foot-eight and 125 pounds!"

"Sweetheart," her mother gently chided, "this is not the internet."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Uh, another joke :)

Forgive me, my great grandfather passed away. Then, without being told of his death, his wife, who was in the hospital, died two days after him (doesn't that give you chills). I hope I can die that way, when I lived a good, long, healthy life and within days of my husband. So, I was at their funeral over the weekend and it was so nice to remember them and to know that they are together forever.

I was able to play the organ at their funeral. For those who know me, I love, love, love music and feel it can really set the mood, faster than spoken words. I chose songs that were pensive,but not tragic, uplifting, but not cheery. My own soul feels grateful to have known my great grandparents and to know that my own children have a few happy memories of their own about their great, great grandparents.

Here's a cute little joke for you:

A woman's husband was stationed overseas, when her four-year-old daughter decided that she needed a baby brother.
"Good idea," the mother told her, "but don't you think we should wait until your father's home?"
The little girl had a better idea, "Why don't we just surprise him?!"

Monday, October 20, 2008

Jokes will not be every day....

Oh my, life gets busy! Sorry, the jokes will not be every day. I ran a killer race on Saturday--the Camp Pendleton Mud Run. It was awesome! I am still a little achy. I run at least 20 miles ever week and this race was just a 10K but because of all the obstacles--whew, what a grueling and fun run! I'll post pictures in a few weeks.

Now I find myself in the midst of parent/teacher conferences and class parties so I can't guarantee a joke every day. Waah, waah, ya, I know....

Today--a couple of fun food quotes (I apologize in advance if you are a vegetarian):

"Red meat is not bad for you. Now, blue-green meat--that's bad for you!" Tom Smothers

"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook." Julia Child

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Daily joke~~~

A couple was sitting at a bar having a drink. The man snickers quietly to his wife and says, "Look at that funny-looking, old couple over there."

She looks where he's indicated, "You fool-- that's a mirror."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Daily joke...

A mother was explaining perspective to her young daughter, showing her that when an object was close-up it looked big, but the same object viewed from far-away looked small. The little girl was amazed and ran off happily.

A few minutes later she came up to her mother and stated, "But Mom, from far away, your bottom still looks big!"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Daily joke:

A lawyer parks his shiny Jaguar on the side of the road. He is just getting out when a car comes zooming past and rips off his driver's side door. He's angry and shouting and cursing at the maniac. He is still ranting when a cop pulls up a few minutes later. "Officer! Some !#@&# idiot ripped off the door of my new Jaguar!" The officer replies, "You lawyers--you're so preoccupied with your car that you didn't even notice that your left arm has been torn off." The lawyer, shocked, looks down and screams, "My Rolex!"

J is for Jokes

Ah, there's nothing like a good joke. Every now and then I can think up a good one. For those in-between-times when I'm feeling not-so-creative I am grateful that I can read jokes that someone truly funny came up with.

Things here in CA are really getting heated with this proposition 8. I am for this proposition because I believe in family and that marriage is the foundation to creating, bearing, and raising children. Last I checked, two people of the same sex couldn't make a baby. Since that's one of the purposes of marriage--I'm all for traditional marriage. I've gotten my share of hurtful comments and even had my yard sign stolen.

Anyway---things are so busy with this that I feel I need to keep my chin up and a smile on my face (and a song in my heart, yada, yada, yada). So, from here until election day I will post a joke or funny story every day.

Happy reading and don't forget to vote!