Monday, October 12, 2009

not me! monday

Heather just informed me that my post on Monday did not post!! So, better late than never!

How pathetic is it that I don't have McMama's new pic icon for not me! Nor do I know how to get it, nor do I want to call Erin.....

Just a few things I did not do, and are not happening:

In my last post, I stated that my husband and I did not play hide -n-seek. For Jessica, yes, we played it without our kids... and he wanted to hide again after the malfunction of the chair to conceal him. I did not turn chicken and say, "I don't want to look for you in the dark. This house is too big and I'm too scared that you will scare me!"

My son is not currently walking around the house with a dirty diaper, and yelling "Mama!...... Mama!..... Mama!"

Because of this post, my applesauce did not scorch and burn because I did not forget about it boiling away like crazy! Sorry to let "Becky homecky" fans down! lol

I did not look like a complete idiot when getting ready to run errands this week. First I couldn't find my keys so I ran to the van (across the street) and was hunting for them. No luck, so I went back in the house (all the kids were in the van at this time) found my keys, locked the door, got in the van. Forgot the garbage! I pulled the van to the other side of the street, ran up to the house. The door's locked! Go down the stairs, turn off the van, unlock the door, get the trash! In the van, ready to leave...... Forgot Chris' watch! Ran up to the house. The door's locked! Go down the stairs, turn off the van unlock the door, get the watch! Now we are ready to leave with my children laughing and squealing at my stupidity, and multiple verbal actions that I am, indeed, a BLONDE!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My week in numbers

Since my sister Erin did this, and then a few days later my sister Heather did this, I didn't want to be left out. Funny how they both blog consistently, and I don't tend to feel left out.... So here goes.

80-- ginger snaps I made last Sunday

29-- ginger snaps I gave away

51--ginger snaps left for my husband

0--ginger snaps currently in my home

2--days I've spent working at my husband's office

61--days since my last post

20--inches of paperwork needed to be filed
(see previous post for understanding of frustration)

31--articles of clothing I need to go iron

7--days my furnace has been running

0--days until flannel sheets go on my bed

2.5--hours spent watching the house across the street get knocked down

762--times Micah has waved to the "big trucks" across the street

28--tulip bulbs planted in the extremely cold wind

0--times I had to get up Friday during the night cuz the kids were at Gramma's

2--scoops of ice cream Chris & I had for breakfast on Saturday

4--children weaned(for clarification, Micah is done now: the girls have been for a long time)

11--minutes my husband spent looking for me during hide & seek
(behind the curtain next to the armoire was brilliant)

11--seconds I spent looking for my husband during hide & seek
(laying on the floor trying to get under the dining room chair was not that brilliant dear!)

597-- verses i've read this week

4628--tears i've cried this week

4629--times God has been there for me

1--husband I love forever

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Official Member PPA (Paperwork Procrastinators Anon.)

My MIL took the kids today..... Hmmmmm what can Becky do for fun?? No ideas..... Instead, I have been going through paperwork and rearranging the computer area. I even am bringing the file cabinet back into my life. I absolutely DESPISE filing cabinets. But I am enjoying the file cabinet more than the plethera (that's for Heath) of paperwork stacked up on my chest in the hallway. And if said filing cabinet doesn't work any better, it can conveniently return to the closet from whence it came!

This stack of paper is about 20 inches tall-- all to be burned. I am embarassed to say there is non-important paperwork in there from 2005. But I am proud to say that my filing is up to date and complete!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

An Amazing Flower!

These California Poppies are usually orange or yellow. However, over the years in my mom's gardens they have cross-pollinated to make peach. Now I have my own flowers from her and this flower was quite amazing to me. A few weeks later, my dad noticed one just like it in my mom's flower bed!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
I was not surprised on Saturday, Mother's Day Eve, with breakfast in bed from my husband and 4 children!
I did not get sick on Mother's Day, so after getting home from church, did not park on the sofa and basically was not there the rest of the week!
I did not take 2 naps a day while being sick, plus was not in bed by 9:00 each night.
I was not trying to decide which is the better natural hair moisturizer: grease or sweat
My husband was so sweet in picking up toys and dishes. He did not forget to put soap in the DW before running the cycle. He did not tell me about it the following day, after most of the clean/dirty dishes had been taken out to be used.
My MIL did not take all 4 children on Wed so I could have some quiet.... they were not gone from 9am until 7pm! THANKS KAY! I most certainly did not fritter away time watching TV, and if I did, I definately did not catch myself watching "Touched by an Angel" But I can't believe I actually wasted time watching the last half of part 2 of "Beverly hills 90210"
I did enjoy having baths while I was sick, until I'd have a cough attack. Not to be gross, but you usually have to spit after one of those. So there I was, soaking, needing to spit, not wanting to get out of the tub: I did not spit in the tub with me in it! It was only saliva though.... not anything green!
That has been some of my highlights this week! What have you not done?

Friday, May 15, 2009

"My Dinna Went Wight to My Butt!"

That statement, along with these pictures, made us laugh and laugh at our little Twinkle!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


She visited my blog!!! 34 minutes ago! I feel so special!

Wordless Wednesday-- Fun in the Sun

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday Tip

Due to your demands and pleadings, high call volume and fan mail, I will make a better effort to share my Tuesday Tip with you! I didn't know ya'll felt that way! haha!

TIP #1-- When using your oven's time bake, make sure the timer is set for 1 HOUR instead of 1 MINUTE, especially if you are having company over after church... should have been on my not me! post, but i think i had sufficient yesterday.....

TIP #2-- Do not use a chair to block your 14 month old from having access to going up the stairs! Well, it worked for a couple months anyway!

Monday, May 4, 2009

not me! monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Since I have not "not me'd" for a while, all of these things did not not happen in the same week!

My husband did not pump only $5.00 of gas in Duluth because it was 4 cents cheaper a gallon in Two Harbors. He did not admit he wanted to buy less, but his mind started to wander and wasn't paying attention to the total! lol! Our refuel light did not ding again on the way home! We did not not fill up until a week later... I guess I truly do not get out much!

My son did not eat newspaper... and did not throw it up whole 24 hours later... no really, I could see "MENARDS" clearly printed!

I did not grill hamburgers in the rain... that was what was on the menu, and I didn't have a "Plan B."

I gave Ashleigh some gum... Natalie asked for gum, but I was out. Ashleigh then decided she didn't want the gum, so it ended up stuck on my thumb... Nat asked for gum again..... HMM.... I did not give Nat Ashleigh's ABC gum...

I did not wash all Micah's bedding 3 days in a row due to his being sick...

I have not been using my hot rollers quite frequently.... I have never put them in my hair while wearing my bath robe, and most certainly did not look like "miss hannigan" from "Annie"

I was not so excited at the grocery store after looking at my receipt. I did not save $49.oo between store sales and coupons... and spent $83.00. That is a 37% savings!!

I was not bummed at my bowling score on Saturday night... I did not bowl 71... After 283 on the Wii, I was not slightly disappointed!

After a city water main break a few months ago, our water pressure significantly decreased... Long story short, sediment did not get trapped in our whole house water filter, and when my husband took the filter out, we did not find total grossness of dirt, goo, and metal chunks.....

I have not enjoyed a shower with actual water pressure, and have not saved so much time doing laundry because my washer doesn't take 20 minutes to fill! Thanks babe!

My husband and I are not starting the Love Dare challange, along with the Love Dare Bible Study, from the movie "Fireproof."

I have not nursed Micah about 5 different times while typing this post! He is not making a vicious cycle... nurse, wiggle onto the floor, get into mischief, cry, cry while crawling, looking for me....