Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What I Know For Sure 28th Edition

1. You don't have to be the person painting to drag your hair through the fresh paint. Or your sleeve.

2. Mowing with a zero turn lawn mower is an adventure. Especially when you take out your satellite dish.

3 After living in a 30' camper for 12 weeks, our house feels like the Taj Mahal.

4. I have started a workout program called T25 from Shaun T of Beachbody fame. I have re-named it P25 in honor of my bladder.

5. When in Disney you cannot rain on my parade even when it literally rains on my parade.


6. New red hats in the rain bleed profusely. They end up in the trash before they can ruin new white pants.

7. Professional movers pack a bit different than I do. Some boxes have 4 items in them. Some have 101. Wrapping a plastic hand broom and dustpan in bubble wrap and paper then putting it in a box with a vase and a bowl is the way they roll.

8. Embarrassment is realizing as you unpack a box's contents that your fitness before and after  photos were sent off to the restoration company with no explanation as to why these pictures exist.

9. I am not smarter than a 5th grader. One episode of that show convinced me. But I am funnier than a certain farmer. Even if he disputes the fact.

10. The main reason I do not blog is the picture component. I dislike taking pictures and I detest being in them. I do not edit and I have no desire to learn to edit. I also don't blog because I have discovered The Waltons are on 4 times a day. Monitoring my dvr is a time suck and blogging falls to the wayside.

11. Reta moved home. Stella stayed at Annie's. Apparently the food falling from kids' chairs is much more of a draw than the peace and quiet of the old folks' home.

12. My linens will never look as good as this again. I suspect Satan designed king-sized fitted sheets.
13. All my clothes and linens came back beautifully hung and/or folded. All except for my American and Christian flags. They were stuffed into a plastic quart bag. They are back on their poles in their stands. A few wrinkles can't keep my Sunday School roots down. 

14. I pray for celebrities, like little baby North West.  Randy Travis. And George Clooney. I am just sure that he is lonely.

15. Baby Cliff is 10 mos. old. He has had 4 haircuts. He is the envy of his Great Uncle Doug.

16. Aubrie and Everett are in desperate want of hamsters.  They are convinced that I will buy
 anything they want when their mom says it is something they need to save for. I think I may  have created that monster.

17. When we were unpacking, Aubrie noticed I had a vintage fish bowl. She said she would get me a fish. I was all yeah, yeah. Then she and her mother did. We have named him Miracle. It is a miracle I allowed it and a miracle if he lives.

18. I think fish and hamsters are a fair trade. Look out Petco... I have hamsters to gift.

19. Caroline wants a pony. I am scared to think what is a fair trade to that.

20. I will do a blog of the house restoration...just as soon as the I Love Lucy marathon is over.


  1. I love you, I've missed you, and I'm worried about Randy Travis.

  2. The Walton's 4 times a day? I am so jelly! No cable here. None. Ever. Sometimes that makes me sad.

  3. I am so happy top have you back for a bit...with or with our pics. :-) I must say that when I discovered The Waltons were on, I set the DVR to record them...THEN discovered how OFTEN it was on, I realized the DVR wouldn't hold them all...did the same thing with Little House on the Prairie.

    The fact that your two flags were stuffed into bags confounds me...irritates me a bit too.

    Love the fish's name...

    Happy Day..Miss Janie is back!

  4. HA!



    i concur on the king sized fitted sheets.

    also....that moment when your son tells you that you're the funnest mom ever because you started jumping on the trampoline with him, and you neglect to tell him that you JUST peed your pants.
    several times.

    no joke.

    xo love ya!

  5. #12 and #14 agreed. I'm for sure glad I know you. :)

  6. And to think I ever worried about you!?!

    You could hire me as your professional photographer/photo editor. I have my own equipment. (My very own smart phone--I THINK that's what you call it.)

    You could sell tickets for tours of the Taj Mahal to help keep your grandkids in pets.

    (Just tryin' to be helpful here.)

  7. The flag thing made me a little upset..... but you go, girl ! And #14 made me laugh.... but I do, too.

  8. So happy for you that you are back in your home!! My kids and I love the Waltons:)
    I can't wait to see pictures of your home!!!

  9. Let's not forget Kim. She needs prayer. Ordered my T25. May take a few weeks to get. Excited and scared. If it's only 25 minutes it has to be hard.

  10. You know so much! Missed ya muchly. We love Waltons, I love Lucy n now Andy Griffith! Santa brought us dead goldfish. I neglected to blog about that but it did make us all laugh a long while. Hamsters r cute. One may or may not still be living in my mom's basement. At least that's what I'll go to my deathbed believing. Ponies rock! They teach all about hard work, perseverance and budgeting for vet bills! ;-P

  11. I am jealous of your linen closet. Mine is a real mess! I don't guess that has anything to do with the two nine year old people that are constantly pulling things out of it ~ that's my excuse, anyway. I love the Waltons and Lucy! My Princess has discovered Little House on the Prairie so we are watching a lot of that these days.

  12. I've missed you. In my heart. No time to read blogs this summer, but for some odd reason (coffee) I'm not tired tonight.

  13. Woot.... glad to see a post from you!!


  14. I have a couple of gerbils they can have. I told CH not to buy those things last year. The good thing is that they only have a life expectancy of 2 years. With our luck they will be over achievers.

  15. Stay strong and march on Janie . . . so want to see pics of "new" house :O)

  16. It's so good to see you on here again, even if you don't like doing it. You speak it the way it should be spoke - if that makes any sense. Please add Amanda Bynes to your celeb prayer list, poor thing is really having troubles. I'm sure George will not be lonely for long.

    Hamsters! (I shudder at the memory). Ann

  17. Welcome home, friend.
    (And you KNOW I know about the boxes and the sheets...)

    p.s. Why do you hate being in pictures? You are BEAUTIFUL!

  18. as someone who has been gifted a hamster, I say..it's not so bad.

    And I adore you. I hate putting pictures on the blog as well, and I went though a heavy tv phase this summer. I mean, HEAVY.
    I like how you pray for celebrities. It's so sweet.
    Glad you're home.


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