Monday, March 31, 2008


Its a mixed expectations week.
Rain, wind, sunshine and 50's.
Obligations at church... today and tomorrow.
Feeling resentful of it...even if I had an OK time today.
Not much going in a positive direction right now.

Its Monday and I'm having a crummy week.
Need to find a way to turn everything around here.
Grump, Grump, Grump

Friday, March 28, 2008


What are five things you would want to do with a million dollar deposit in your bank account?
1. pay off debt
2. invest
3. tithe (church and other charity)
4. new car and home improvements
5. open my own business/summer home
Boring, right?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I got friends in...

My stepfather is in the hospital for some tests and
its a hospital where a friend (and also classmate of Hubby's) is a chaplain.
I'm ten hours away, but she checked on my family today for me.
Kinda cool, right?

Monday, March 24, 2008

bare bones

Easter was lonely.
I expected at some point someone would invite us to Easter dinner,
knowing we have no family here. Wishful thinking I guess.
And more proof we are strangers here.
Christmas was like that too. We were invited to zero parties.

And here we are at Easter friends here.
I've got Flash all week ( daycare is out for the break) and I don't know what we'll do.
Cold call someone for a playdate!?
We're supposed to see some old friends the end of the week, but its up in the air..

I can't find a job, and I need one.
Subbing is strangely great. I really like the variety...its what I love about the library.
But the unpredictable schedule and , well, if you think what they pay teachers is low...
I check the job sites everyday and I have applications everywhere.
Nothing. Nada. Zip.

Church is...serviceable.
Everyone is friendly but I don't feel a part of it.
There isn't anything for me or Flash.
(I know, I know, other than God...)
I am jealous of other churches and I can't leave mine.
And given my position I can't really start anything either.

My parents put their dog down. My stepfather is in the hospital for tests.
Easter week is joyful right?
I'm going to have to work up to it, I guess.

So if you wonder where I've been...I'm sifting through all this.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Where we are...

Today I sang with first graders
ate tacos with my family
watched dogs sleep
reconnected with an old friend, online
watched a movie
chatted with teachers
did laundry and dishes
bought gas
listened to a booktape
and now I am going to bed!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Taking my own advice...

I have, in the past been an advocate for a local Pastor's wives Support Group.
I believe I said, right here, that if you don't have one, make one.
OK...We don't have one here in this town, area, Presbytery.
Um, I guess that means I'm going to have to make one.

Here's my plan.
The pastor's in town have a weekly prayer group.
I am considering making up some invitations and inviting their wives (spouses) to a ...
to a what?
I'm thinking "drop-in social"
or tea or something.
But frankly I feel like this shouldn't be "my job".
I'm still thinking this one through, so let me know what you think.
Sometime in May I think.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Funny Name Game thingie

Saw this on Hipchickmamma and thought it looked so fun!
My favorite is #8.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet, current car): Wendy Saturn
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): RockyRoad Slipper
3. YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Blue Dog
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born): Alice Rosemont
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first three letters of your last name, first two of your first name): Mclka
6. SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Green Cocoa
7. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers): Philip Patrick
8. STRIPPER NAME ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Happy KitKat
9. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your fifth grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Zachow Zurich
10. SPY NAME (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Fall Tulip
11. CARTOON NAME (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Pineapple Slippers
12. HIPPIE NAME (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Cheerio Birch

I invited all of you to try it and let me know your favorite!
-Happy KitKat

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Flash meets wordgirl

There's this show on PBS called Wordgirl.

Its very cool. And Flash thinks she's great
so when we heard she was "appearing" at The Nearby city Children's Museum...we went.

To explain the pose:
I asked Flash if he could do Wordgirl's flying pose .
Flash stayed still, Wordgirl posed.
Word Up!

Fantastic day at the museum!
And we got a membership so we'll be back!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday5: Spring is coming...

What have you seen/ heard this week that was a :

1. Sign of hope?
Signs of hope are everywhere.
I went to the bank on Wednesday afternoon
and the bank was closed but, there was a horse trailer in the parking lot
and two people on horseback riding around town near the grocery store.
And it wasn't some sort of demonstration...they were just taking a ride.

And we've met some neighbors.
And subbing went well this week. Fun even.
There are some great 3rd. graders out here.

2. An unexpected word of light in a dark place?
Hubby has been good at those this week.
I haven't been unemployed this long, ever
and the rejections sting.

3. A sign of spring?
There were a ton of birds around here today.
And Simba seems to have trapped something under the shed.
Spring may actually be coming!

4. Challenging/ surprising?
Flash has been calling all the relatives this week
and telling them his new jokes.
Knock Knocks mostly, and a few that he made up.
Very entertaining.

5. Share a hope for the coming week/month/year....
So many hopes...
but I'll share the frivolous
UNC wins the NCAA tournament.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Saturday5 for me - Leaping

It was Leap Day!!
I always think that leap day should be a holiday...I mean who says we should give that day to our workplace every 4 years...course I am unemployed so...

Tell us about a time you:

1. Leapt before looked
Hmmm. Ummmm.
Ok, welll there was...
No, but wait I...

2. Leapt to a conclusion
That when Hubby said Let's go for a drive,
we end up going for ice cream.
I knew it.

3. Took a Leap of Faith
Well here we are in corn country, so I'll say this Fall!

4. Took a literal Leap
Right now. Really. With Flash.

5. And finally, what might you be faced with leaping in the coming year?
New job, I hope. Oh Please.
Maybe a new career?
Get used to the town, the lifestyle
This is less of a leap year and more of a transition year, for me.

I think.
You know, its hard to tell at this point isn't it?