Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Random

This post isn't going to be very cohesive. It's pretty random. But hey, welcome to me.

1. These are Mary Emma's spelling words for this week....
hoping, pulp, goodbye, abbreviation, revolution, pronounce, abandon, progress, medicine, aardvark
Um, she's 7.
We'll be spending a significant amount of time on those puppies this week. Prayers are appreciated.

2. The Halloween Candy bowl is ridiculously so tempting that I think I'm gonna dump it out in the trash can today. The will power and discipline flies right out the window when it's faced with mini Snickers and pumpkin-shaped Reeses Cups. I'm not supergirl.

3. I get to go see Reba and Kelly Clarkson in concert Friday night. It'll be the 2nd time I've seen this show (first time was in Feb in Tupelo). I am so excited and have been waiting for Friday night for a LOOOONG time. I have 8th row tickets (Holla!) and my friend Annie is going with me. It's gonna be a fun evening.

4. I have not posted at all on the Presidential election candidates or results. I'm not well-versed in politics (actually, I hate them). However, after the election results were finalized and out new President-elect was named, I was sad, worried, frustrated, and nervous about the path that our country was about to follow. Still am. Then I read this. I'm still worried about the future of our country, but I realize that I have a job to do. The leader that I wanted to win didn't. So I will pray. I will pray like I have never prayed before. I am praying for the country that my children will inherit. I am praying for policies, security decisions, and ethical mandates that will affect their future. I will also pray for the safety of President-elect Obama, his wife, and his precious girls (the youngest is the same age as my oldest). While I think that racially he is the most American president we have ever had (seriously, his gene pool is a melting pot, just like our country), I realize that there are some radicals who are threatened by an African-American President. So I pray for his safety, his family's safety, and the safety of the Agents who protect them.

5. Is it just my kids who want every single solitary toy that is shown on every single solitary commercial this time of year? Dear goodness. The TV networks are doing a great job of advertising toys! Spencer and I talked to Santa Claus the other day and agreed that Santa is bringing 5 toys per child this Christmas. So the girls are learning whet it means to prioritize their lists. It's hard to narrow down 473 toys on the list to 5.

6. Tait's potty training is going pretty well. She has the tee-tee part in the bag. The other? Not so much. I'm about to lose my mind and pull my hair out. I know I'll get through it, but o.my.gosh this is hard.

7. Did I mention that I'm going to see Reba Friday night? And Kelly Clarkson? 8th Row? With Annie? Oh, I did? Sorry. A little excited, here.


Mocha with Linda said...

You just mention it however many times you want to!

Love reading your thoughts! You always make me smile!

Trista said...

I'm so sad that I'm going to miss that concert. :(

Y'all have fun!! Oh, and ROLL TIDE! :P

Jackie Sue said...

Have a wonderful wonderful time!!!!

Joan said...

Reba and Kelly, very cool. Have a great time!


Queen B said...

I think that aardvark is an incredibly practical word for a 7 year old.

Tammy said...

My 7 year old comes home with some doozies on her spelling list each week.

Santa Claus began a new tradition at our house a couple years ago with the adoption of the "Jesus was given 3 gifts and Santa will bring you 3 gifts". They've never fussed. And actually they only put about 5 things on their list.

Have a great time at the concert, it will be a well deserved break for the mom of 3 girls!!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I LOVE your random post! The last one yea..let's do a happy dance!!!:)

The Latham Family said...

Wow! Those are HUGE words Mary Emma has to learn! We are still working on short sentences around here - my favorite so far is "The cop is hot." And good idea about the Christmas gifts - I am in the middle of our "Semi-Annual Toy Purge" in the basement and realizing just how much more stuff these girls DON'T NEED!
I am so excited for you about Friday night - have a blast!!!!

RR Mama said...

Have a great time at the concert! I like was very disapointed my choice for president didn't win. But I also feel the same way. Pray for this president and his family. Pray God will make his presence known to him in such a profound way it can't be denied. And in regards to toy adds...all I am hearing is mommy we need to add that to my list for Santa! I reeeeaaallllyyyy need that. Good luck!

Fran said...

Girl...you got some fun randomness going on!!!! Woo hoo!!!

Jackie Sue said...

Hey! I tagged you! go to my blog to see what its all about....

Mindy said...

Hi. I found you by way of the preachers wife and just wanted to say I LOVE your blog layout....it is so cute!!!!
Good to meet you!
In Him -

ps - no it isn't just your kids....my girls (I have three + a baby boy) want everything they see in commercials. They also are always telling me what I need to get from watching commericials.

Colored With Memories said...

i hope the concert was good...that would be a fun one!

i got your return email...thanks.

those spelling words look tough. i've taught 2nd and 6th...those seem hard for even 6th graders...no pattern to them.

hope she did well!