A Mother's Rant: November 2005

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Am I Just Too Nosey?

You know that scene in Men In Black, where the older guy goes to the computer and looks up his old girlfriend? He watches her in her garden or something and it's obvious that he is watching her via satellite.
I would like to do that with my children. Sometimes I just miss seeing them. They wouldn't have to be doing anything interesting. Heck, they could be doing their homework (THAT would make me extremely happy). I don't really care. I just would like to see them sometimes.
Love to you all

Monday, November 28, 2005

Christmas Shopping

I am almost done Christmas shopping. Loradona and Clifford are done. I need to get one thing for Jeanette and I'll be done with the kids.
I think I know what I'm getting Mom May and I'm way excited about it.
We haven't got the names figured out for the May side, so I don't have that done and I have to get something for Shanna at work.
Oh, and I need to get something for Richard. Any ideas people? He is so hard. I DON'T want to get him shirts or ties. Blah!
Other than that it is all lookin' good.
Love to you all. And Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 20, 2005


At Church (Relief Society), every month they have passed around a basket of chocolate bars. They started doing this in January and they said "If your birthday is this month please take a candy bar out of the basket". I thought, "I have to wait out the WHOLE YEAR" Okay, so it's not the WHOLE YEAR, but I had to wait until November. So, today they passed around the basket of chocolate and I took my chocolate bar. I came home and I am really enjoying my chocolate bar, and is gone. Sad. But it was a good chocolate bar. I start to fold up the wrapper to throw it away and low and behold! Something is in the wrapper. I still have a little square left.
So, for me, today, Happiness is some chocolate left in your wrapper when you thought it was all gone.
Love to you all.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Busy Saturday

I was able to sleep in today, which is a rare treat. When I woke Richard asked me if I wanted pancakes, (of course) so he made us pancakes.
Later, while he was gone to help someone move I cleaned house and built a cabinet for the bathroom. I am very proud of myself, as I did it all by myself. I will hang it up (it will hang above the toilet) on Monday.
In the afternoon Mom M. and I went to Saturday's Market. We rode the Max train and didn't get lost or anything :) It was a beautiful day, a bit chilly, but beautiful none the less. I didn't get anything on my list, but Mom got something for Steffenie (just in case Steffenie finds this I won't mention what it was, but call me if you want to know and I will tell you).
Richard and I went to the Reedville Cafe for dinner. The only thing sad about that was that Richard left his box of leftovers on the table.
After that it was off to the grocery story and then home to vacuum and watch my British Comedies.
Oh, and OSU lost :( I'm sorry Loradona.
Love to you all

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Beach Weekend

The weekend was fun. The weather was mostly cooperative and we had a really nice time. I am looking forward to our beach trip in December.
I'm worried that Clifford (as usual) is doing too much. Why can't that boy just relax some of the time? I think coming home for Christmas will be good for him.
Love to you all.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

A Birth Day

The day she was born was one of the most beautiful days I have ever seen. The sky was the bluest blue, not a cloud in the sky. I remember looking out of the window in the recovery room and seeing this beautiful day and thinking it had to be some kind of omen. As it turned out, it was. She is beautiful both inside and out. A joy to her father and I. And I'm sure her other Father is please with her also.
Happy 20th Birthday my beautiful baby.
Love to you all.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


I have been contemplating lately on how blessed I am. I have a husband who is truly a good man. He has been a good father and provider for 28 years, and I surly do appreciate him.
I have three wonderful children who continue to make me proud to be their mother.
This weekend was Stake Conference. I was standing in the back of the chapel and watching our stake president greeting first one person and then another. Sometimes a child, sometimes an adult. But the thing that they all had in common was the fact that their stake president loved them. You could tell by the way he turned his whole attention to that one individual. Then I realized that he loved me too, and what a comforting feeling that was.
I am truly blessed.
Love to you all.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Aunt Jean

I felt that it was important to apologize, because I never want anyone to feel bad because of what I say. I know what it is like to feel bad because of what people say. So I sent a letter and apologized. The next thing I know my mom says that her sister wants to know what I was apologizing for. She said she didn't remember anything I said. I said that maybe she should talk to her (meaning Aunt Jean's) son. And then I changed the subject.
If she really doesn't recall what I said, why would she talk to Paul about it? And why would he be all upset about what I said to his mom?
And here is the real question: Why does this keep bothering ME? I thought it would quit bothering me when I wrote the note, but obviously it has not.
Love to you all.

Holiday Shopping

Have I said lately how much I love the internet? I am quickly getting my Christmas shopping done (not to mention someones birthday shopping) on line. And I don't even have to get out of my PJs.
Okay, now on to other fun and exciting things. Like going to the Credit Union to pay off the shopping I did on line.
Love to you all.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Richard is in Tennessee. He will be home tomorrow. I don't feel lonely or sad, but it is really quiet all the time. I can stay up as late as I want and he's not calling from the bedroom "Are you coming to bed soon?" Days are better though because I have so much to do, but the evenings are quiet.
Love to you all.