Saturday, February 25, 2012

I believe...

I Believe... That just because two people argue, It doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, It doesn't mean they do love each other.
I Believe... That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I Believe.... That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I Believe... That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I Believe.... That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life..
I Believe... That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I Believe... That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them..
I Believe... That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I Believe... That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I Believe.... That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I Believe... That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I Believe... That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I Believe... That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and still have the best time.
I Believe... That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up..
I Believe... That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't ever give me the right to be cruel.
I Believe... That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I Believe... That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I Believe... That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I Believe... That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I Believe... That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.
I Believe... Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I Believe... That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.
I Believe.... That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.
I Believe... That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I Believe... That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stuff Alaskans (don't) say:

I want to note that I did not come up with these. I saw them somewhere and thought they were funny, so I wanted to share.

Here we go. Things Alaskans don't say:

"There's at LEAST 3" of snow out there. Of COURSE school is cancelled."
"Let's pull over and take pictures of that moose!"
"Oh no.. it's a nice restaurant. No one's going to be wearing jeans."
"What the heck are jumper cables?"
"Look at all this FREE downtown parking!"
"So.. a popular retail store or restaraunt is opening it's first location in Alaska? So what?"
"That motorhome needs to SLOW...DOWN!"
"ANOTHER dividend check?! I wish they'd just give those to the homeless."
"Palin? You  mean.. Michael Palin? The Monty Python guy?"
"Wait.. there are different kinds of Salmon?"
"I am getting the crack in this windshield fixed immediately."
"I think you mean snowMOBILE."
"No! They can't be crazy. They're in Fairbanks."
"You're right.. it is warm in here. I'll turn the AC on."
"Of COURSE it's classy. It's in Wasilla."
"Well, their site says they don't ship outside the US. So, it makes sense."
"Hey... wear a hat. It's like, 50 degrees out there."

And... my own contributions:
"This guy behind me is clearly going faster than I am. I should move over and let him pass."
"These are the best roads I've ever driven on."

Friday, May 20, 2011

W: Mommy- I don't like the letter W anymore. I need a new name. I like the letters R, N, and S. Please choose one for me that starts with one of those letters.
Me: Hmmm... How about Rick? That starts with R.
W: Yeah... I like Rick. Call me Rick from now on.

Friday, May 13, 2011

W: Mommy.. when it's your anniversary, I will bring you presents. I'm going to buy you a pink lawnmower so you can do the yardwork and daddy can sit inside where it's cool.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

W: M is for mug. Like a coffee mug... 'cept without the coffee.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Chance the crazy dog

Chance... dear sweet Chance. I can always count on him to be my morning wake up call when I least want it.

We have to baby gate Chance in the bedroom at night, or else he will feast on a midnight snack consisting of crayons, Kleenex, and an occasional children's toy.  Heaven forbid you leave food out...

I settled in one night when the husband was deployed with my laptop, a glass of wine and a good movie. As with most nights back then, I had to get up at least a dozen times to put the kiddo back to bed. One of those times, I came back to see that my entire glass of wine was gone, and the dog sat comfortably and smugly in the armchair in my bedroom. He knew that was the last bit of wine and he enjoyed every drop of it. Lesson learned.

You'll be happy to know that Chance is now back on the wagon and alcohol free. His sponsor says he has real potential.

Every morning around the same time, I wake up and savor the last remaining seconds of silence that I will experience for the rest of the day. In 5...4...3...2...1.... "Mommy!!" and we're done.
The kid is awake, therefore the dog is now awake. Chance is a master at getting you out of bed in the mornings. This dog will not take no for an answer. I am not a morning person. Chance and I are working this out. I see counseling in our future.

He will alternate between bouncing about 2 feet in the air at the side of my bed and running to the baby gate until I have finally had enough and drag myself out of bed. So, I walk to the baby gate and Chance begins his wind-up. As soon as I remove the gate, like clockwork, he zips through the living room, hits the wood floor and slides into the kitchen, screeching to a stop inches from his food bowl. This is my morning routine.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Welcome to my blog

Hi and welcome. I am new to the blogging experience, so bear with me while I learn. My goal is to keep track of the funny, crazy, disgusting and just plain weird things that happen in my life. I may throw some recipes or other useful things in from time to time as well. Happy reading!