Category Archives: Family

Please, Not My Sock!

brown-socksmOne morning I woke in a rush and ran to take a shower.  I was so engrossed in what I was late for, I didn’t realize I still had one sock on.  Now, soaking wet!  OMIGOSH!

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Sleep Moon

Sleeeeeep! My Hair Even Needs Sleep!

Did you ever lack so much of sleep that even your hair seems tired?  That when you fix your hair in the morning and try to give it that lift, it just keeps flopping?  Well, that was me yesterday.

I’ll back up a little bit to the night before.  I went to bed at 11:00ish.  Woke up at 2:30 a.m. wide awake.  Bummer.  Went to the bathroom.  Went back to bed and tried reading my romance novel.  That should do the trick.

……         Nope, no such luck.  Still wide awake.

.                      Try laying on my other side.    Left side.     Right side.     Left side.     Right side.

.       Hubby finally comes to bed.  He had a late night at work.  #%$@!  He’s out cold in 5 minutes and I’m still awake.

.          Left side.     Right side.     Left side.     Right side.    Left side.     Right side.     Left side.     Right side.  Try reading some more.

.              On my back willing myself to sleep.   Not happening.

.                      My dog starts dreaming; kicks me in the calf three times hard!  Hubby starts snoring.  Dog starts snoring.  And they aren’t even in sync with each other!  The least they could do is snore in synchronization!   iiiiiiieeeeeeee!!!!

–                        Left side.     Right side.     Left side.     Right side.    Left side.     Right side.     Left side.     Right side.

.       Now I’m hungry.  I get up, get a drink of milk and have to use the bathroom again.   Ugh.

.           It’s 5:00 a.m. now.  Still didn’t sleep and I have to get up a 6:00 a.m. to get my daughter off to school.  I go lay down on the sofa and set my phone alarm.  Still can’t sleep.  Read some more.

6:00 a.m. rolls around and these “croaking frogs” start singing in my ear.  Ugh.  My alarm.  I get up, use the bathroom yet again (I should be empty by now) and get my daughter up.

Daughter’s off to school now and it’s 8:00a.m.  I have to get moving because I have an 11:00 appointment.  I think, “I could sleep for an hour maybe.”  I just can’t see straight I’m so tired.  I lay down on the sofa, try to sleep.  Hubby’s still snoring away in bed.

Next thing I know, I hear those stupid croaking frogs in my ear again.  It’s 9:00 a.m.; must’ve fallen asleep around 8:30 I think.  I shower, dry off and try to fix my hair.  Hubby walks into the bathroom and I say, look at my hair!  It’s too tired to do what I want it to do.

I was shot the rest of the day.   I just hate nights like that.

“May the sleep be with you…”

Well, Blast My Ears!

Every morning I drive my high schooler to, yep, you got it – school.  She has to be there by 7:15 so we’re up and going pretty early.  When 7:00 a.m. rolls around, we grab our jackets, her backpack and, of course, the dog.  The dog needs to get out of the house too and heaven forbid he might miss out on something.   We buckle up (yes the dog too), open the garage door, start the engine, turn on the heated seats (it’s still chilly in the mornings) and back out onto the street.  The radio is was left on at low.  We’re settled and on our way.  And every morning, she reaches over to the console and cranks the tunes.  And every morning I turn it down from my steering wheel. She gives me “the look” and turns it up again.  Mind you, it’s only 2-mile drive to school from our house.  In between watching for kids, bikes, cycles, cars and who knows what else, she and I are going back and forth over the radio.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t take the loud radio when I’m not fully awake yet.

.     We never did that to our parents, did we?  Noooooo, never!  Un-uh, I never did that.  Boy, am I getting old?  Guess my hearing’s not going yet!

..                                              Phew!

Coloring Eggs

Family Fun Coloring Easter Eggs

As deeply as our family believes in Christ’s death and resurrection, our family loves celebrating the new life that spring brings to us including the Easter Bunny, coloring eggs, Easter hunts, candy and baskets.  This also means we love to make a big production of coloring eggs a day or two before Easter.  Mom buys the Paas 9-color dye (not the six, it has to be the nine) and mixes each one in a white coffee mug (it has to be white so you can see what color is in the mug!).  The mugs all sit on a layer of wax paper laid over a layer of paper towel.  There is a spoon next to each mug to ensure that we don’t mix spoons, thus mixing colors.  Then we put an egg in each mug and…

….       sit there…….    waiting……..  talk a little…..  wait……….   eat some chocolate…..    and wait some more…… .

Then after about 10 minutes, we start checking the color.  One or two eggs might come out, but often, most of them need more time before they reach the bright colors we like.  So we…

….       wait….   and wait….  talk a little more…..  eat some more chocolate…..   and wait.

Finally, we’re able to take the rest of the eggs out.  Then we start the process all over again.  This takes us about 3 hours because we each about two dozen eggs to color, thus coloring six dozen!

But the result?  FANTASTIC!