A Mother's Rant: July 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Momma Mia!

I just saw the movie "Momma Mia". It is the most fun I've had at the movies in a LONG time. I laughed so hard and I cried too. It was GREAT! I highly recommend it.
Love you all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Last night as I was laying in bed, I thought about writing here this morning about how I realized that this is the first summer in nearly 30 years that I haven't had my children (or at least a child) home to spend the summer with. And I thought how I missed my kids and how sad it is not to have someone to spend these glorious summer days with.
Then this morning I got news of a friend who's teenage daughter drowned recently on a summer vacation trip. My heart goes out to her. I can not imagine that kind of loss, I hope I NEVER have to know it.
I am thankful that even though my children are all far away, they are health and happy. I still miss them, but not the way that Patrice will miss Mallory.
Love you all.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

What's with the negative vibes...

Something that I am noticing more and more. Most people are negative. I include myself, some of the time. I try and be positive about things, in fact sometimes I'm a bit like Polly Anna. But even I can be negative, especially about myself. For example, I can eat really healthy most of the time, but if I go to Burger King, I get down on myself. Why is that? Yes, I know that fast food in general is not good for me, but it doesn't make me a bad person because I ate at Burger King.
But the thing that gets to me is when people refer to other people in a negative tone. I wish we could see peoples good qualities (including our own) and just look past the not so good. Instead of seeing someone as having messy hair, we can notice that their eyes are really pretty. Or whatever.
We are so hard on ourselves, that we don't need help in that aspect.
Maybe we just need to see ourselves and others the way Heavenly Father sees us.
Love to you all.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Things do get better

So, yesterday (as I mentioned) I had a bad morning. It got much better after that. I had lunch with 12 or so other women and it was a blast! We ate at Claim Jumpers, I did not have dessert, I may have to go there and get a dessert to go for a crowd. It looked really good.
I also have a surprise for my anniversary. I am keeping it a secret, he doesn't know about it yet, but I think he is going to LOVE it. I can hardly wait until our anniversary. I don't think I have ever been this excited for my anniversary before.
Love to you all.

Monday, July 07, 2008

My terrible no good rotten day - and it's not even lunch yet

My day started out good with the contractor calling at 7:30 am (not bad, I'm up usually by 7). They want to come and do the last small things that have not been done (finally). "What time are you coming?" I ask, knowing that they no longer have a key to my house. "8:30" was the reply, no problem. At 9:10 they finally knocked on the door. I told them that yes, the sink is still leaking. I have to go. I start to back out and CRASH! I have hit the workman's truck. He is parked just to the left of center in the driveway. Just enough that I don't see him in my rear view mirror. I ask him nicely to move his truck. I continue on to the gym. Once at the gym I realize that I don't have my lock with me. Figuring that with my luck today someone would get into my unlocked locker and steal all my credit cards and my ID. So, I decided that I should pay the .50 (more on this later) to get a locking locker. I think I have everything out of my locker that I want: my book, water, towel and ear phones so I proceed to close the locker. When I realize that I don't have my glasses, so I can not read my book. Oh well, I can still watch TV with my ear phones. My ear phones don't work. Great, it goes along with everything else.
After the gym I decide to go to Royal Moore to get an estimate on my damaged bumper. Now remember it is a bump about the size of a softball and it broke the red part of the break light but the inside white glass is still intact. The estimate, (which by the way totaled my car) is: $1,472.34 Amazing!

Saturday, July 05, 2008


So I survived camp, but I came down with this cold on Tuesday of camp. I thought I would feel better after the blessing that I got on Wednesday of camp, but that is not what happened. In all fairness the blessing just said I would be able to do my calling etc. at camp, and I was. But I thought I would feel better by now, and I'm just so tired. I would like to sleep and sleep. But there are always things to do and I feel like a slug if I am not doing them. So, this is me going to bed really early tonight. That should do the trick. Right?
Love to you all.