Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Her and her husband graciously cleared out of the bathroom and master bedroom. I dropped my heap of stuff, got situated and started peeling my clothes off to jump in the shower. zzzzztttt, zzzzzttttt......darkness. Her power went out. Definitely not funny. So today I'm wearing extra deodorant and yesterday's hairdo. It's good thing that posting pictures on blogs is optional.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
I am a WOF supporter and was blessed by a wonderful conference this spring. However, I could not help but feeling anger and disappointment at what happened on Dr. Phil. Of course the reason WOF were on Dr. Phil in the first place is because Robin McGraw (Dr. Phil’s wife) has been taking the platform as a WOF speaker. While I would never make judgments about Robin McGraw’s salvation, I have serious questions about her qualifications as a WOF speaker. At any rate, it was very clear that WOF was more concerned with gaining audience and market share and profit than spreading the word of the Gospel.
It’s great that a large audience of people was exposed to Women of Faith, it would have been far greater had they been exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or even to the fact that that’s what Women of Faith is all about (supposedly).
If you happened to see the WOF on Dr. Phil or have concerns you’d like to express, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and voice your opinion. I did.
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God unto Salvation to everyone who believes.” ~ Romans 1:16
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Me (to my husband): I have laid out his clothes for school and packed his backpack. Everything he needs is in there and it’s sitting by the door. Don’t forget it.
Me: Son, don’t forget your pack. It has all the papers you need for school today.
Me (to my husband): I’m going to work now. See you later and don’t forget the backpack. I’ll pick him up at 3:00.
Husband & Son: Bye
Me: Goodbye and don’t forget the backpack!!
Later that morning, phone call from Me to husband:
Me: Hi, did you get him off to school OK?
Husband: Yes, but I forgot the backpack.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
However, there was a different kind of stress as I watched the movie. As we waiting to go into the theater, my friend and I saw MANY little kids going in with their parents. I'm talking LITTLE kids. I was worried for them the whole way through the movie. I'm not sure if any of them got any sleep that night, but I had plenty of nightmares for them. During the film, I had the pressing urge several times to jump out of my seat and cover the eyes of some unsuspecting little kid. My son is four and obsessed with pirates and wears his pirate hat day and night. (And I mean all day and all night - until it falls off in his sleep), but that movie would scare him to death. He gets nervous watching The Incredibles. My final movie review - This is a fantastic flick, but if you want to get any sleep, leave your little first mates at home.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
By special request, here is another picture of Maggie. I don't have many, so this will have to do in a pinch. She is already 3 times bigger than she is in this picture and I'm minus one pair of slippers, one pink flip-flop, and 4 shoelace tips that she has chewed up! By the way, Maggie is the dog, not the kid.
Monday, June 05, 2006
“Sounds great” I said. So I made a latte, packed a little bag, got our son ready and away we went to the lake. We launch the boat and head to the far side of the lake, he throws the fishing poles out (we’re trolling) and puts them in the rod holders, I tune the radio in our boat to some easy listening music and we sit back in the seats to relax.
I pull out my latte and dig in my tote bag for my Woman’s Day magazine. I am having a great time. The sun is shining, the music is playing, I’m drinking a vanilla latte and perusing brownie recipes. This goes on for awhile (fishing is a little slow), but no problem…because I’m having a great time.
Then, I get a bite. I see the pole bend, so I carefully set my latte down. I set my magazine down on the other seat where it won’t get wet. I go to get the pole, but the fish is gone.
“What are you doing???” He asks, incredulously.
“I’m fishing.” I say, calmly.
“That is NOT fishing.” He says “How can you be fishing if you’re listening to music, drinking a latte, eating donuts and reading a magazine!!!” (Did I forget to mention the powdered sugar donuts?)
“It’s actually pretty easy.” I tell him.
Then comes the guilt trip. “I brought you out here to spend quality family time and to FISH with you. How can we fish together when you’re doing all that other stuff?”
The guilt trip works. I put away the magazine and put the latte away, too (only after chugging the last few swallows…I wouldn’t let that go to waste). Then lastly, I turned off the radio. I finally turn to him and say, “Ok. I’ve put it all away so I can fish with you. What would you like to talk about?”
He looks at me like I’m from another planet and says, “I don’t want to TALK to you, just sit there and fish!”
So much for my great time.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
It’s never a dull moment at the Johnson household. Here are the (not-so) notable events from last week.
* We decided after a week and half, that we would keep our new puppy, Maggie. (this was up for decision for awhile). Last night, (the night after we made the final decision) Maggie kept me awake ALL night. Just like a baby. Had her days and nights mixed up. Now I’m rethinking my decision.
* I signed my son up for Pre-school this week. They say you can’t put a price on education… well, I can. The “good” school was $120/month. The “cheap” school was $55/month. We are now trying to pay for a new house. I’ll let you decide which pre-school we chose. Besides, I’m in denial that he is old enough for pre-school anyway.
* Spring has finally arrived in North Idaho. It arrived in a big way. Saturday my friend and I took our kayaks out on the lake. While out there, I was telling her that my doctor had said that the benefits of sun far outweigh the risks, as long as you are responsible and don’t get burned. Unbeknownst to us, while we were having that conversation, the sun was doing its work. We both arrived at church the next day with crispy shoulders and noses. It sort of reminded of the time that I was reading about potty training online. While I was reading, my son was standing next to me peeing on the floor. I think I might be starting to understand the concept of irony.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
Anyway, I keep looking at these machines, then looking at the price tag, then deciding I really shouldn’t. Then, I put it out of mind for awhile and then repeat the whole process again a couple of weeks later. All the while, mentioning (whining) to my husband that I would sure like to get one. Here’s the irony. After “mentioning” it enough times, he is practically begging me to buy it. It sounded something like this, “Would you just quit talking about it and go buy the stupid thing”! So I did. I may be cheap, but I know an opportunity when I see one…Just think of all the money I’m saving at Starbucks. Here’s a peek at my Capresso C1300.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
10. Propane fumes aren't really THAT bad for you.
9. You can only eat so much Top Ramen.
8. Bunk Beds are not for the faint of heart.
7. Having mental breakdowns doesn't exactly mean you're crazy.
6. A $500 espresso machine does not a kitchen make.
5. The phrase "There's no place like home" has new meaning in my life.
4. They can hook up a satellite dish pretty much anywhere.
3. 4 Year olds have no problem whatsoever staying up until 10pm.
2. If you cram everything you own into a 50 square foot space, you don't even notice all the dirt.
And the number one thing I've learned from Garage Living is:
Being with your family really is the most important thing.