Hey Friends! Just me, Mich, rambling again. Actually, I would like to think of us all sitting around a table, sipping on our favorite beverage, having a grand 'ol visit. I would share about my day, my kiddos, maybe tell a funny story, show a picture or two and then you would return the favor. However, since I can't be with all my bloggy friends on this beautiful day, I thought we could do the next best thing...
I have no great words of inspiration today gals. No tear jerking, hearts and rainbow story to share. I don't even think I have a new joke to tell. What I do have? My thoughts and pictures from the day...
My day started on the late side. Yours truly had a very hard time rolling out of the bed. But, let it be said, I still made it to work on time. 7:00 A.M. My hair wasn't straightened or curled, so it looked a "hot mess" as we say around my part of the world. Definitely a ponytail kind of day!!! I'm wearing a work shirt. It has my name on it which tells the world who I am. Must be for the parent's sake, because my babies certainly can't read!!! :) There is baby snot and drool from shoulder to shoulder...good thing I'm not going anywhere! I have my new bluejeans on from Wally World (this mommy is broke, no named brands today!) and my black crocs.
Truthfully, I haven't worn my crocs to work in a while, but they were quick and easy to put on, and as I was running late... funny thing is, this mom of a two year old came in fussing about her little one insisting on wearing her crocs to school today, pretty bright pink shoes. She continued to fuss until she looked down at mine and said, "Well, since the teacher is wearing them, I guess it is OK, even if it IS WINTER!" Did I miss the rule about not wearing Kroc's in winter? (I do have socks on, so my footsies are warm.) I would hate to see what this lady would say about my daughter who wears her flip flops year round!!! :) Oh, and it was in the sixties today!!!
QUESTION#1 - What do you think, friends? Are you picky about the rules about dressing during certain seasons?
For lunch today, I had leftover homemade chicken noodle soup. Yummy! The kind out of the can makes me sick, because I think it reminds me of being sick. But when I make it from scratch, then I think I have mastered a totally yummy dish, that my family loves. I made cheeseburger pie Tuesday night, but unfortunately there were no leftovers. I'm on a roll, two home cooked meals, and I'm thinking about chicken spaghetti tonight. Now, if only we could find the time to sit down as a family together... (won't happen tonight, for the hubby is at ballgames!)
QUESTION#2 - Does your family find the time to have a meal daily together at the table? We are so busy and my kids aren't so young anymore, that it is hard. What do you do?
I went to the bank today. Had to get allowance money. Starting a new system that is working out a little better. If you don't do your chores, you don't get paid. Don't get paid, no money for the extras. It has cut out the whining at Wally World.
QUESTION #3 - If your kids are old enough to receive an allowance, how much do you pay? Or what is your system of doing things? Love to hear new ideas, that will help me on my parenting journey...
Did I tell you that my dad (known as Jim-Dad, around these parts) is in Israel? Totally jealous! Want to see a picture or two that I copied from a traveling mate of his?
I think it is incredible to think of walking the same path my Savior once walked. What an experience!!! As a missionary kid, I have been all over the world. I so wish I had the money to let my kiddos experience a little culture outside our U.S. borders...
QUESTION # 4 - If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?
I'm cleaning the closet out tonight. Tomorrow I have an appointment with the local thrift shop, to see if she is interested in buying any of my clothes. I would probably take about anything right now. I mean, anything is more than I have and my closets would be cleaned out!!!
I'm afraid the change in weather and my allergies are getting the best of me these days. Headache, stuffy nose, scratchy throat... just enough to make one not feel good, but not hurting enough to stop daily life. Plugging along here...
"Survivor" comes on tonight. Did anyone see last week, when the HEROES just slammed the Villains in the mud? Oh that was so much fun to watch, even though I do like some of the Villains.
QUESTION #5 - Are you a reality TV nut like me?
I was taking pictures the other day and my son said "take one of me." I wasn't going to pass that up. I've also included one or two of his basketball shots.
Well, I guess those are my thoughts for today. I would love it, if you answered a question or two, just like we had a real conversation....
Oh, by the way, I would be sipping a bottled water these days. For health reasons I am trying to avoid as much soda and caffeine as possible. Feel sorry for me?
QUESTION #6 - What would you be drinking during this chat?
Bye friends! Loved chatting with you. Hope you had a very happy Thursday! Guess what?! Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! :)