Friday, September 3, 2010

What I've Learned This Week...

Just thought I'd list a few things I've learned this week. No philosophy...just random things:

1. In order to ship a care package to Billy, I have to fill out a customs form. Imagine how funny the list of items will begin to look as I find interesting things to send him along the way: "Silly string .8 oz $1; Christmas Stocking .01 oz $5" It almost takes me on a personal mission to find really funny stuff. If you have any ideas, send them to me. hee hee

2. Not all guinea pigs like each other. We bought Harriett a friend because we worried that she'd be lonely. Apparently, she is a LONER. If you've never seen one guinea pig try to beat up another guinea pig, you are missing a scary show. Needless to say, we now have 2 guinea pig houses. (Ugh!)

3. Always have a few "go to" friends that you can call at a moment's notice and they will say yes. Because you never know when a need will arise, and you just need someone to say "of course!"

4. Gracey and I may argue like we are mortal enemies sometimes, but she's got to be one of the sweetest children on earth. I am contiuously proud of the way she treats her friends, and the way she carries herself in public. (She's also beautiful. HOW did I give birth to such a beautiful child??)

5. Sadie talks more than me. I realize this will be shocking to you...but it's true. She can talk me under the table. And the darn thing is, she's so CUTE that I can't get mad. Annoyed and worn out by it? yes. Mad? No. I think we would have been a very boring family if Sadie hadn't come along 9 years ago!

6. I married the right guy. Not that I didn't KNOW this before, but I have been reminded of that this week as we approach our 13th wedding anniversary. He is definitely the yin to yang, the peanut butter to my jelly. What a lucky girl! Kerry, I LOVE YOU!

7. The newest, coolest app for my iphone is Dragon Dictation. You can talk into it, and it types out an email or a text! I love it! (Refer to #5 about me talking a lot.) So neat and quite accurate.

8. Drinking more water requires a lot of extra bathroom time. I'm determined to get healthier - but I'm not sure I have that many extra minutes to spare to run to the bathroom constantly! Are Depends in my future???

9. There's no better conversation than when you are walking with a friend. I was blessed to walk with a few different friends this week. Nothing beats a good walk and a good friend!!!

10. Billy continues to astound me and make me proud. He has handled his deployment beautifully and shown wisdom beyond his years about some childhood stuff that has resurfaced. He is such a precious part of our family, and I am thankful every day that he is ours.

So.......that's what I've learned. How about you? Any new insights in your life? I'd love to hear!


Anonymous said...

WHATTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!! Guinea pigs...those are LARGE you talked about my small I had one for Mylee and got rid of it in like 4 weeks. It pooped too Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Teresa said...

Totally agree with 4, oh and 5.... 6 too! Actually the entire entry was brilliant! :o) Can't wait to look for #7! Love you!

misty said...

LUV YA! Yep, that's it. Not like me I know, but that's it!

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