Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Long Blogless Weekend

I'm not sure where the end of this month went. I was positive that over the long Memorial Day weekend I would have lots of time to come up with some clever or interesting blog, but it was not the case. The pouring rain and cold weather must have washed away my creativity. It definitely eluded me and somehow continues to do so. The good news is that the sun is out, so maybe something new will be springing up soon.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

PlayDoh, Literally

As much as I've tried to shield him from it, last night my son got some PlayDoh as a prize in his kids meal from Burger King. He played with it for a long time and when it was time for bed I told him to clean it up. Of course, he had little bits of it all over the kitchen counter where he was sitting, so I showed him how to pick up the bits with the larger wad of dough. I said to him, "Watch, this is how it works with PlayDoh. You do this (showed him) and then all the little bits and pieces will stick to the big piece and it's all clean. That's how it works with PlayDoh."
He then asked me, "How does it work with Real Dough?"

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Life's Highlights

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

Romans 7:15

In Romans 7:15, the Apostle Paul says, "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, I do". This is the story of my life, but most recently, my weekend. I was resolved. I'm not going to do it. I have no intention of doing it. I don't want to do it. I'm not even considering doing it.....You get the point. Why then, did I do it? Why couldn't I stop myself? Why did I have a momentary lapse of my senses and convictions? This is a constant battle that wages war within our souls and why, this time, could I not stand my ground and hold true to what I knew was right?
You ask, what is this thing that got a hold of me? What could have been such a temptation? If you feel brave enough to stomach what you are about to see, click here for the answer.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Spring in Idaho

I was lying in bed yesterday morning trying to motivate myself to get up. "Get up", I said to myself. Myself said, "No".
"Come on, get up."
"Not gunna do it."
"If you get up now, you'll have time to paint your toenails so you can wear your sandals today." I coaxed. "Remember how sunny and hot and beautiful it was yesterday? You don't want to be caught with unpainted toenails in your sandals and capris do you?"
"OK," I agreed, "I'm getting up". I drug myself from the bed in anticipation of the beautiful sunny day that lay ahead of me.
At this point, my son comes running in with enthusiasm that only a 4 year old can have that early in the morning and especially considering the words that followed.... "Mommy, come look, quick...it SNOWED last night!"
I went back to bed.

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