Say what?

The other day my mother and her friend came by the house and as we were talking my four year old daughter came in and started making loud noises. I looked at her and said “Venice that is an inappropriate volume while we are talking. Will you please be quieter?” I looked up and my mother’s friend was staring at me like I was crazy. Meanwhile Venice said “Ok mommy” and started to play quietly. I guess I do speak to my children as I would a grown person.  That is one of those things that you do without realizing until someone looks at you like you just pulled your pants down mid conversation.



Driving home yesterday my four year old said “mom lets buy Tangled”. So I decided that this is a great time to explain earning. So we talked about dad earning money and how she could earn the movie. She said “yeah but mom I know you have money in your purse up there why don’t we just go buy it with that money?” I felt childish but the only response I could think of was “no that is my money”. But she has a chart with one mark on it already and is constantly looking for ways to earn more marks.

Love and acceptance

I have been thinking about life a lot lately and there are so many things that people who have either no vested interest or affect of their live and yet people judge others constantly. Whether it be homosexuals or polygamists or anything that is not what they see as normal. If you really believe in freedom and or God’s love then why do you judge others? Marriage is really a religious act not a government law. Let people do what they want as long as they do not hurt anyone. Just because you could not imagine having “sister wives” does not mean it does not work for other people.  Really what does it hurt you? I have great respect for Kobe Brown and his wife’s for showing that not all polygamists are child rapists. I would never choose the polygamist lifestyle but why should anyone care that they do? So many people have random sex with multiple people and don’t even pay for their offspring. I just think people should be more concerned with their own life and maybe trying to save the government from the path we are on. Why judge others? I am sure that if your life was looked at with a microscope that you just might fail the test of most other people.

Electronic mail.

Let me address a huge pet peeve of mine, I have seen as of late people using the term “inbox me”. I have only seen this occurring on Facebook so far and pray to God it goes no further. This is just asinine, I am guessing where this comes from if that to check your electronic mail in Facebook you click the word inbox. Now obviously because Facebook does not host an email service that you actually get a direct email address they are not going to use the word email. So you click inbox to check your electronic mail. Electronic mail or email if you will is the proper term. You may have an in box which is where your email is contained but let’s not mistake the container with the contents!  Now you know more.

More questions!


81 Things You Didn’t Know About Me Until You Read This:

What Color Is Your Toothbrush?

Name One Person That Made You Smile Today?
Venice Kris

What were you doing this morning at 8?
Trying to stay awake

What Were You Doing 45 Minutes Ago?
Feeding Enna

What Is Your Favorite Candy?

Have You Ever Been To A Strip Club?

What’s the last thing you said out loud?
“I love you, goodbye”

What Was The Last Thing You Had To Drink?
Ice water

What Is The Longest You Have Gone Without Sleeping?
Five days

Have You Ever Made A Promise You’d Die To Keep?
To my husband and children

Have You Bought Any New Clothing Items This Week?
Do purses count?

The Last Sporting Event You Watched?
Baseball when I first got married

What Is Your Favorite Flavor Of Popcorn?
Jelly Belly

Who Is The Last Person You Sent A Message to on Facebook?
My soon to be sister in law, Jolene

Ever Go Camping?
I love camping but it has been a few years

Do You Take Vitamins Daily?
I try

Do You Go To Church Every Sunday?
I commune by myself

Do You Drink Your Soda With A Straw?
I don’t drink soda, ever

What Did Your Last Text Message Say?
Cool…how dumb is that?

What Are You Doing Tomorrow?
Resting with the kids and trying to get them feeling better

Where Is Your Dad?
I am not my father’s keeper, I assume at home

Look To Your Left, What Do you see?
A sleeping baby who has yelled at me more today than anyone should be able to

What Color Is Your Watch?
No watch

What Do You Think Of When You Hear Australia?
My husband, he went there on his mission

What did you do yesterday?
Helped hold a ladder while my husband was fixing the swamp cooler

Do You Go In At A Fast Food Place Or Just Hit The Drive Thru?
Drive thru, two kids and a dog I just don’t have time

What Is Your Favorite Number?
I don’t think I have one

Who’s The Last Person You Talked To On The Phone?
My husband

Any Plans Today?
Trying to keep myself calm after a frustrating day with the kids

Biggest Annoyance In Your Life Right Now?
Not seeing my husband, I miss that man

Last Song Listened To?
Take Me Home-Brother Ali

Can You Say The Alphabet Backwards?
Have not tried

Do You Have A Maid Service Clean Your House?
Not yet

Favorite Pair Of Shoes You Wear All The Time?

Are You Jealous Of Anyone?

Is Anyone Jealous Of You?

Do You Love Anyone?

What Do You Usually Do During The Day?
Many different things depending on the day

Do You Hate Anyone That You Know Right Now?
I don’t, some people would not believe that, however it is true

Do You Use The Word ‘hello’ Daily?
I think so

Do You Like Cats?
I like my dog, she is smaller than cats does that count?

Have You Ever Been To Six Flags?
Yes eleven years ago

How Did You Get Your Worst Scar?

Last Cd Played?
Brother Ali

Last Bubble Bath?
A few months ago

Last Time You Cried?
A few hours ago, a baby crying nonstop can bring you to your knees

Last Meal?
Not that I know of I have not been convicted of anything

Have You Ever Kissed Someone & Regretted It?
I regret nothing!

Have You Ever Fallen In Love?

Have You Ever Lost Someone?
Yes and I had no idea how much losing someone hurt

Have You Ever Slept Until 1pm?
Yes but I think only when I was working graveyard shift

List Four People You Tell Pretty Much Anything To?
Bryan, Susie, Ginger, and Ginger

List Three Favorite Colors/shades —
Black, purple, and red

Laughed Until You Cried:
A lot as of late

Who Posted This Before You?
My dear friend Susie

Lowering The Drinking Age?
I think if the government can as you to give your life for your country you should be able to have a drink on the way out

Is There Something You Want To Tell Someone?
I would not just air it here

Would You Kiss Anyone On Your Top Friends?
I don’t know

How Many Kids Do You Want To Have?
Two, three max

Do You Want To Change Your Name?
Been there done that

Last Time You Saw Your Father?
A few days ago I think

What Time Did You Wake Up Today?

How Old Are You?
Thirty two and boy have I learned a few things

What Were You Doing At Midnight Last Night?

What Is Your Favorite Thing In Your Room?
My bed

Where Is Your Best Friend Right Now?
Fighting with a large scale printer

Meeting my Hero!


I am so excited to hear that my favorite author is coming into town and doing a book signing. I don’t think I have ever attended a book signing other then just working at Barnes and Noble when authors have come. So I have a stupid question: I own all of her books already can I just bring one I have? I doubt anyone will expect me to show a receipt but they might. I don’t know I am just excited to get Sandra Dallas to sign a book!