Sunday, December 26, 2010

so very sorry

I love my blog dearly. But recently I'm sure you noticed I have been unusually silent. It may be a couple more months of silence guys. I have four, children two with very weak immune systems. Don't think I am gone forever but it will be February probably before I can write regularly or even at all. I apologize but with homeschooling and other responsibilities it is impossible for me to write as well. Please bear with me, and don't lose faith.

Monday, December 6, 2010

frightening medicine

I'm fightin a cold. I hate colds. I'd rather have the flu. Not hangin in this perpetual state of functioning but miserable. At least when you have the flu, you are sick. Sick enough to justify layin' in bed all day utterly miserable. With a cold you have to push through.

But while makin my lemon tea with honey for my throat I was thinkin of some of the old timer remedies. Whenever I read some of them I wonder if more people died from the remedies rather than the illness.

Who thought that putting dried horse droppings in ale would cure anything? I don't drink but I have tasted alcohol. It tastes bad enough without adding horse fertilizer to it! Although after some of those drunken episodes I'm sure there's more than one wife who would add an extra dose of fertilizer to their hubby's morning ale.

What about dragon liver or pickled dragon liver? We all know there's no such thing as dragons. So where'd they get these rather rancid pieces of "magical" meat? On second thought I really don't want to know.

But the whole thing is who decided these specific ingredients "cured" anything? Healers borrowed their surgical equipment from the cook or the horse farrier. So I'm sharing dental extraction tools with a horses hooves. Yummy. Maybe that's where the droppings came into use?

Then there's the odd animal sacrafice usually a white or black. So why those two colors? Can't we all just get along. Or insects. Everything from lice, leaches, to cockroaches to spider webs. Supposedly if you stick a cockroach cut in two in your ear it'll fix an earache. I'd rather be deaf.

Ya know I think I'll just stick to my bee spit up. It at least tastes sweet.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


There's a great debate goin' on here, it will continue for years to come. What could possibly be so controversial? The best Christmas movie. We all have very different tastes so this gets to be quite the argument when it's time for a new movie to be popped in.

Let's see Honeybear's fave is actually a toss up; Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story. It's not uncommon to hear the kids pop up with "You'll shoot your eye out kid." This gets us weird looks but hey whatya goin' to do. Personally the most important part is when he says a naughty word and blames it on his friend. We all know we slip once in a while as adults but think we could never be the ones to teach them those things. (Yeah right. Hey mom, dad, you feel bad lookin' back? Yeah well you should.)

Martin's fave is supposedly the Polar Express. I beg to differ seeing as how each and every one of these kids can quote Jim Carrey's rendition of the Grinch word for word and line for line. I swear I am tempted to make that movie disappear and they've only watched it once so far this year. Can't remember yesterday's history but they can quote a movie they haven't seen in months!

Madison's fave is more a character than a movie itself. She loves all the movies equally I would say. But is there anyone as fashionable as Martin Short playin' Jack Frost? I don't think so, at least accordin' to Madison. She loves him.

Degan favors any and all "manly" Christmas movies. These include the Grinch, Polar Express, Christmas Carol, and Ruldoph. He says they all got men gettin stuff done. *rolls eyes Anyone want to tell the boy he's five?!

Bella? She just takes advantage of the arguin' to take more than her fair share of popcorn and treats that are a staple this time of year. Although she loves the Grinch too.

So what's your favorite Christmas movie?

And what do you think is mine? I'll give you a hint, He's makin a list and checkin it twice BANG BANG.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

wally world weirdos

Today we ran to Wally world. And once again we met one of those odd people that makes me wonder "Why me?" People when did we stop trying? I mean honestly! I am no peach by any means. But I draw the line at leaving the house in fleece with kid pleasing characters all over them. Peep Show

Okay so I may not do my make up every day. And I really don't have a great wardrobe. But I don't embarrass my children by stealing their pjs to wear to town either. It frightens me every time we go to Wal-Mart cause I know there's goin' to be that weirdo that has to go shopping right when I do.

If it isn't some one with a slight megalomaniac streak seeking attention, it's the parents that make you wonder why their isn't an IQ requirement to reproduce. You know who I'm talkin' about. They have their kids on the leashes with the pacifier and diapers and nothing else on. When you pass them you wonder what a thirteen year old is doing in the diaper, forget the other stuff. If the kid can walk and talk and throw a fit it is time to start disciplinin'.

And ladies I know the celebs do it but honestly no one and I mean NOT ONE PERSON on this planet wants to see your big old belly. It isn't cute, it isn't cuddly. It's skin stretched beyond the normal means. Stretch marks are all well and good and come with the territory, but we don't want a front row view to the makin' of yours.