Showing posts from May, 2007

Prayer mixed with a little Ozzy

When I was getting out of the shower this morning, my husband rushed in and said, "Come here, you've got to hear this!" I dried off and listened from my room to my son saying the sweetest prayers on his karaoke machine. It wasn't hard to hear since he had it turned it to the loudest volume setting. I heard: "Dear Jesus, Thank you for dying on the cross for me. You rose again and you love me...thank you. My mom likes roses and she saves them after they die! Oh and please bless 'Abensengya' (that's the little boy we sponsor in Africa). Give him a house with bricks instead of mud and sticks...oh please give him a garage door and food! He doesn't have food like I do because he's on the other side of the earth, where its dusty and dirty. But the moon is a dusty surface, and it's okay. Thank you, Jesus, Amen!" I was amazed at his prayer and then all of the sudden he broke out in: AAAAAlll Aboard! Haahaaahaaa!

Sex and marriage

Rebecca over at 'A Not so Desperate Housewife' wrote a blog about keeping the romance alive in one's marriage, and it got me thinking... What about keeping the sex drive alive? Although I feel my husband is very romantic and tries really hard to please me, when it comes to advancing to the bedroom more could be done to romance me. Romancing a relationship or a heart is completely different than getting a woman in the mood. Do most men know what things please a woman? Don't get me wrong, my husband knows what he's doing once we're there. It's always a WOW (and I don't mean a WornOutWoman moment)! It's a WOW...that was a great moment. But what about getting a woman to that point? Any man can pick up a book or google to read a blog about  female erogenous zones . It's a great overview of the woman's body and what might make them tick. But guys, what about YOUR woman? Each of us is different! Just grabbing for our breast or r

My son scored against the four year old on steroids!

This morning we had the last Saturday soccer game for my son's team. Each week we've watched the Dolphins play against teams that had little Pele's in the making. Seriously look at this kid running in the pic with the wild hair....appropriately named, Soccer Hair! He stole the ball each time and dribbled it to score at least ten times before half time. We, parents, lost count after ten. The only thing we did take note of is how his father, who was coaching his team, encouraged his bad sportsmanship. This little wild-haired kid was a great player, there's no doubt about it. But if he didn't get to score, he threw a temper tantrum on the field. I've never seen that so far in this season. If a goal was scored by our team (we actually had some this game...yeah!), this little soccer dude would run to our goal and cry in anger. His dad, the coach, should have sat his little butt out of the game for red card behavior, so he could watch all the other kids on

I've been replaced

Last weekend we attended one of the many birthday parties that we've been invited to. It's definitely birthday season! My son is the kind of kid that interacts better with adults but is still social. He's firstborn with no siblings, so that makes sense. He's become such a social butterfly in the last 5 months and it's so good to see. I'm glad he's not off watching other kids have fun from the side anymore. One of the girls from his class was at this party. She's a beautiful Greek girl that is the same age as my son, but a head taller than he is. Her parents are really tall and gorgeous people. Okay....they're Greek so that makes sense too. The entire party he kept asking me, "Is it okay if I go play with Toni?" or "Mom, can I sit with Toni?" I couldn't figure out if he was trying to get my permission or if he wanted to make sure I'd be okay without him. It was so cute. By the end of the party, he was

Everyone needs a laugh on Mondays

For more funny pictures , visit! Online Casino Games A good friend of mine emailed this to me and I just had to pass it on. There is not one dirty word in it, and it is funny. The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, "Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon." Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. "Good morning, Ma'am", he said, "I've come to..." "Oh, no need to explain," Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, "I've been expecting you." "Have you really?" said the photographer. "Well, that's good. Did you know babies are my specialty?"

To all Mothers!!

To me, every day is mother's day! Not that all us mothers shouldn't enjoy those around us reflecting on how wonderful we are...we should. But what a lot of people don't get is how wonderful it is to be a mom! Most people think mother's day just a day to pay homage to the woman to holds it all together....what they don't know is that its also a reminder to us moms how good we've got it. We're the lucky ones! I wish all of you moms out there the best day today. I hope you bask in adoration. I hope you realize how much you're cherished. For those of you that feel you don't do enough as a mom, I hope you realize that everything you do is appreciated and recognized. You're all great moms! I wouldn't be half the mom I was if I hadn't had the best example to refer to. My mother is the most giving woman I've ever known. If I do half as good as she did then I will consider myself a success in the mom department. Here's a letter I w

a date night

Last night, my husband and I had a long-overdue date night! It was so nice to have some couple time with no interruptions from our four-year-old. Not that we don't love spending all our time with him, but we also have to have our individual time together to keep our marriage alive. We also double dated with my sister and her boyfriend. While we were waiting for them to arrive, I walked around the lake and shot my favorite scenery.  My husband was so patient with me while I toted the camera around and asked him to dutifully carry my camera bag and accessories. He's got to be the sweetest guy to put up with me and my goofy obsessions. My husband and I don't do date nights as often as we should. For the last four years, I've felt guilty for leaving my son with my sitter (my mom), but last night was the first night I didn't even think about calling to check on him. In fact, when 10:00 p.m. rolled around and my husband asked if I'd called my mom yet, I g

a little humor for the day

My son has definitely got the teasing thing down pat. He even does it with the cut of his eyes and a coy smile. Man, ladies...WATCH out! He's gonna be a lady killer and he's complimentary to boot! He knows the exact moment when to tell me how beautiful I am, which always makes my day. The other day we had one roll of toilet paper in the house. Obviously, it was time for me to get to the grocery store. He ran to his bathroom to go and ran back to me asking for a roll. I gave him mine from my bathroom and watched his eyes get real big. He told me, "but Mommy now you won't have any!" I told him not to worry he could have it, and he ran back to do his business. A couple of hours later, nature did it's calling for me and I jotted to the bathroom. I sat down, went pee, and looked to my toilet paper. I yelled for my son and he dutifully came running to my bedroom door. I told him I needed some toilet paper, and asked if he would bring

a boss' admission

Working moms and working women everywhere understand how taxing it is to compete in today's workforce. We're expected to play and work hard like the boys, but never really get invited to be a part of the boy's club. Most 'politically correct' work environments will deny the boy's club existence, but we women see it every day. They bond easier, which is fine, but it leads to their promotions first and their higher salary increases. The job I left a year ago was such a place. As I would leave my former boss's office, he would make a sexually gray comment about me or another woman. I say gray because it wouldn't be enough to get him in trouble, just enough to leave him some wiggle room to explain it away as a joke. In sales, I was a top performer, who won corporate sales awards and incentive trips on a continual basis but got passed up for promotions b/c I had a child. No boss wanted a woman with a child in a higher demanding job, because of the

Home From the Hospital

My little one was rushed to the ER yesterday from being dehydrated due to a nasty stomach bug. His doctor told me that his body was producing acid, which was in his bloodstream. The side effects were vomiting and diarrhea, so even if the bug were on the tail end my son wouldn't have stopped throwing up at both ends. He basically was in a downward spiral to no end. I thank the Lord that He gave me the clarity and wisdom to know to get him the help he needed and fast. My mother added his name to a prayer chain at church and put the word out to our huge family of believers. So, we had so many loved ones and friends praying for him. God has answered our prayers in a desperate time of need. He's gone from being non-responsive to an alert little boy. He's now home, re-hydrated, but we're watching him, making sure he doesn't relapse. Please keep us in your prayers as well for continued healing. Thank you to all of my friends!