I don't know what my problem is. But I do have one!
Cheryl game me an award on her blog! I started stalking Cheryl and her blog maybe 3 or 4 months ago. I don't even know how I happened upon it but when I did - I discovered we had a lot in common and I left her a few comments. She is great and she posts everyday even though she has four young kids and she is in the process of moving! I've never really understood these web awards but I am totally accepting it with the following speech. I would like to thank Nicole, my blogging mentor. After giving up our family blog, Nicole urged me to start a personal one. I would also like to thank Kelly B who is way funnier, smarter and prettier than me. When I see on my google reader that she has posted, I can't get there fast enough. Of course none of this would be possible without bloggers like C Jane, Dandelion Mama, D-dawg, Celia Fae and Kristy Glass - all of whom I managed to stumble upon during my early blogging adventures. And thanks to the academy.
Our spring break was uglified by sickness but totally redeemed in the end with a visit from friends. Our Easter was enjoyable - my mom came to church with us, which was nice. It seemed so strange because our Morgan was with a friend in California until Sunday night. I didn't take any pictures of the other kids in their Easter clothes because it would have seemed weird with just the three of them. I tried real hard to stay on my diet but I am ashamed to admit to all of the chocolate I ate. And the left over funeral potatoes, and the banana cream pie - well, you get the idea. After I weighed in today (I lost one pound) I vowed to be enthusiastic about weight loss again right after my Paradise Bakery breakfast.
I am buying a three month trial membership to a local gym. I'm a little bit nervous, I have never set foot in a gym before. I don't know how or why that is the case but I think I have always been intimidated by the hot bodies that will be there showing a lot of skin. I really think that doing this will help re-motivate me with exercise.
I read Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult recently, it is about school bullies and a school shooting. It scared me a little bit. I don't like sending my kids to school. I really love sending them to school but it scares me to think what is really going on during those seven hours they are away from me. This book really made me think about what I would do if someday I sent my kids to school and one of them did not come back. I have had a few nightmares because of that. I heard John Bytheway speak shortly after the Columbine shootings and the counsel he gave was so amazing. He wrote a book about the talk he gave to the members there called 'When Times are Tough: 5 Scriptures that Will Help You Get Through Almost Anything'. In that book he quoted Boyd K. Packer; "Do not suppose that God willfully causes that which, for His own purposes, he permits. When you know the plan and the purpose of it all, even these things will manifest a loving Father in Heaven" I have been thinking about that quote a lot while pondering some of the tragedies of this world.
To less serious subjects. I love a good blonde joke - I am blonde - I have always been blonde - I think I am pretty smart so they don't offend me. My brother sent this one to me yesterday: The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so a blonde went in to try out for the job.
"Okay, honey," the sheriff drawled, "What is 1 and 1?"
"Eleven," she replied.
The sheriff thought to himself, "That's not what I meant, but she's right."
Then the sheriff asked, "What two days of the week start with the letter 'T'?".
"Today and Tomorrow," she replied.
He was again surprised that the blonde supplied a correct answer that he had never thought of himself.
"Now, listen carefully, who killed Abraham Lincoln?", asked the sheriff.
The blonde looked a little surprised herself, then thought really hard for a minute and finally admitted, "I don't know."
The sheriff replied, "Well, why don't you go on and work on that one for a while?"
So, the blonde wandered over to the beauty parlor, where her buds were waiting to hear the results of the interview.The blonde was overjoyed.
"It went great! First day on the job and I'm already working on a murder case!"