The List-Part Deux Thursday, Feb 19 2009 

Was I smoking the loose leaf paper when I made this frikkin’ list?

1. Solve the Middle East Crisis.

2. Become Mother Theresa and look like Angelina Jolie.

3. Learn quantum theory physics.

Why didn’ t I  make it easy stuff like:

1.  Brushing my hair.

2. Remembering to get ALL the kids in the car before leaving the house.

3. Refrain from eating a whole package of Reese’e Peanut Butter eggs in a day.

That would have been sooooooo much more realistic.

The List Wednesday, Feb 18 2009 

I have decided to focus on my list of 101 things in 1001 days in an effort to give me a plan of action. So, stay tuned for updates on that.

We are at the end of basketball season, the beginning of soccer season, and the 3 littles ones have announced their desire to play softball this year. I will spend the next few months living out of a lawn chair.  Hey, at least it has a cupholder for my koolaid. 

Not an exciting post but some days are diamonds some days are cubic zirconias.  But I think this post is more like those little rings you get out of the bubble gum machine.

I Cannot Exactly Pinpoint Thursday, Feb 12 2009 

where I lost my mojo but somewhere today things took a turn down Eeyore street. You know how you will be just strolling along, feeling like you are finally getting somewhere and in the blink of a eye, you have lost your way.

I think I am kinda pissed off. What test did I fail ? What did I say or not say? I am so absolutely frikkin fed up with myself.

Yesterday, even this morning, I felt close to God and felt He was just speaking to me so fast I could not take it all in. This afternoon, I am lost. And scared because I don’t know what is going on.

Houston, we might have a problem Tuesday, Feb 3 2009 

Conversation between Jo, the 8 year basketball phenom, and Ray, the 7 year old baby girl:

Jo: I am going to have my first kiss on my wedding day.

Ray:  I think I am going to have my first kiss,mmmmmmm,  on my 3rd date.

Someone should contact ground control. We have a potential situation.

In the beginning Monday, Feb 2 2009 

I am writing this post to keep the memory of the first basketball game in which Jo, the middle child, fouled out. She is 8 years old and in the game this past Saturday she fouled out for the very first time. In the 3rd quarter.  That’s right-8 years old-fouled out-3rd quarter.

Jo is known as the quiet child of the family.  But she is not really all that quiet to me.  When the other children talk on average 19 bajillion words a minute, Jo might average about 9 bajillion words a minute. A bajillion is a lot of talking people.

When she gets on that basketball court, she is after the ball. Because mommy dearest told her the whole point of basketball is to get the ball, shoot the ball, get the ball. Get the ball-get the ball-get the ball.

But the most amazing thing happened. Before she fouled out, she did the most amazing thing.  SHe was standing at center court while one her teammates was shooting a free throw. When her teammate shot the 2nd time, Jo ran from the center court, rebounded the ball, and put it up for 2 points before anybody else moved.  It was just a breathtaking thing to see.

The other coach went nuts. Instead of appreciating the absolute beauty of an 8 year old having enough thought to pull something like that off, he shows his assssssss and almost gets thrown out of the game. 

I am still shake my head at the wonder of it all.