Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's a New Year

Grace. I give myself grace to not start the new year until after the Christmas company leaves. I'm wanting to start some new resolutions, but I will not be defeated so early in the year because of the exhaustion that comes with hosting family and guests. As the saying goes, All are welcome - some by coming and some by leaving. :) But at any rate, the new resolutions can wait until Monday. I will be kind and sweet to myself, just like I would to anyone else, and give myself grace.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clean Slate

A blank page. Full of potential. I'm afraid of messing it up. I have thoughts to be put into words, but I sit here thinking them and never giving them tangible space because of the perfection of the white page. I type out a complete paragraph. Then erase it all. It doesn't make sense. Or express what I was thinking. It's a hard job, you know, to condense thoughts, shapes, colors and pictures into words. Time is slipping away. Precious time that I've carved out of my day. Now I'll have less sleep tonight, and I'll have a blank page to show for it. But really, the quiet hour gives voice to my thoughts, and I'm able to hear them. Maybe soon, I'll be able to put them into words.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles

I love Super Doubles! I spent a grand total of $3.19 for the following:
2 pkg. Idaho mashed potatoes
6 cans Campbell's cream of mushroom soup
1 pkg. Beechnut twin-pack baby food
1 box Celestial Seasonings tea
2 pkg. Wholly guacamole
2 pkg. Rhodes frozen dinner rolls
1 pkg. El Monterey tornados
2 pkg. Nestle refrigerated cookie dough
3 containers Oikos Greek yogurt
2 containers Bailey's coffee creamer
1 8th continent soy milk
Not bad, huh?

And then I spent $5.82 on Wrigley's bubblegum. I didn't have any coupons for that, and Chris needed it for the birthday cards he sends out from church.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hey, wassup?

What do you say when it's been well over a year since the last post?

My mom tells me I need to write a book. I have no lack of material, since there's always something going on around here; but there is a serious lack of time and energy. Maybe one day when I'm old and decrepit I'll get to it...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Memory Lane

Here I am on my very first day of kindergarten at Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic School in Irving, Texas. I remember being so excited to wear that red dress. Ain't I cute?! I also had a brand new pencil box with pictures of America on it. My teacher, Mrs. Randall, was the loveliest lady I had ever seen. She had high heeled black shoes with no straps in the back so they made a satisfying clicky sound as she walked. She had long curly black hair and she was very nice. My best friend in kindergarten was Mary Garza. I also played a lot with Ryan Sitton. We would go Daddy Long Leg hunting together. Bo and Heidi were also good friends.

My mom taught me how to read and write. I have a long name for a kid to learn how to spell. She would write out my name E L I S A B E T H and then draw little lines underneath each letter so that I could copy my name out. But I thought she was mixing the letters up and wanted me to unscramble them. I would get so frustrated because I didn't know which letter would come next. I think she would get frustrated with me because she didn't understand why I wouldn't just write the letters down. It's funny now.

I loved kindergarten. We learned Spanish; learned to count; learned our addresses and phone numbers; went to the park and fed the ducks; had Halloween, Christmas and Valentine parties; played on the merry-go-round; listened to stories; made crafts.

I wish I was back in kindergarten.

Just kidding!