The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mid-Week Randoms

We've had a busy start to our week, so I'm making today a lazy day! We have no place to go until church this evening, so we may even have a pajama day. I always have all these little things going through my mind and I thought I'd share them today. Things like this are always fun for me to go back and read in weeks, months or years.
  • I googled "What is Pippa Middleton's job?" one day last week. It had been bothering me for months and I was relieved to finally find out where she was "commuting to" in those photos that appear on where they go on and on about her style. Google it for yourself if you're curious.
  • I have never watched The Duggars (we only have free tv) and probably never will. I don't care how many children they have because it is none of my business. Lots of people seem to think that they shouldn't have so many children when their are orphans that need parents or other couples struggling with infertility. None of that makes sense to me.
  • We don't watch a lot of reality tv, because it's. not. real. I believe that Survivor was real the first season and then everyone started talking about "alliances". I prefer sitcoms and dramas. Big Daddy and I like Two Broke Girls, Rules of Engagement, The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-0 and The Big Bang Theory. (we only watch these shows if/when the kids are in bed. I also really love and look forward to Revenge! Big Daddy has been out of town every week since it has been on, so I've watched it alone, but it has been a happy place for me.
  • I have been items to my fantasy Christmas list like crazy. I thought I would jot a few of my wishes down, but it hasn't happened. I still want a sewing machine and I saw a pair of boots at Target that were straight out of my dreams.
  • About those boots...they were so pretty. I saw a pair last year that I loved and then once I tried them on they were dead to me. I "need" and want so many things that I decided not to walk over to the boots because I may love them if I tried them on. It sounds silly, but if I had them I would also want stuff to go with them and I feel like we spend so much money on things that we have to have to live. While we have plenty of money and live comfortably, I am a stay at home mom, have no income and do not like to buy frivolous things that are just for me.
  • Potty training Ellie is going well. I felt like all the girls her age were trained, but now that she's pottying I realize there are lots of girls older than her that are still in diapers. I am all about following the child's lead and I think Ellie was ready.
  • Ellie has a cold today. That means that Maggie and I will probably have it by the weekend and we had an extra-special Saturday planned that I'll probably have to cancel. I will remain hopeful until the weekend, though.
  • I feel sorry for Kris Humphries. I haven't really followed the whole Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries thing, but I check daily (guilty pleasure). I don't think the whole wedding was orchestrated for publicity or income, but I think they might have gotten caught up in everything. I had a small, private wedding and would not have wanted to cancel it beforehand. I can only imagine the pressure that they felt to go through when it was a multi-million dollar production and was being filmed for tv. I think marriage should be taken seriously and I'm not so sure that girl knows how to do that. I hope they both find happiness.
  • I'm one of those people that hopes that everyone else is happy. I
  • We had Big Daddy home for four days and then he left this morning and will hopefully be back next Wednesday. We picked him up at the airport this past Friday evening and Ellie was almost arrested by the TSA. If you give Ellie a line and tell her not to cross it, she will.
  • After my post last week declaring that things were going well without our fearless leader, things fell apart. Big time. There are so many times during the day that I just want to say "EPIC FAIL" and hit a restart button.
  • I pray daily for patience that surpasses all understanding and sanity.
  • I keep thinking about how much less-stressed I would be if Maggie went to school everyday.
  • Everyday I am thankful to be homeschooling Maggie.
  • Ellie is hilarious and sweet and has such a kind heart. She also likes to pull Maggie's hair, but usually it's in self defense.


Tara said...

Wow! There's a lot there to talk about. I haven't watched the Duggers either and they can have as many kids as they want. At least they aren't living on welfare or begging for donations. I just wonder how after 19 kids anything stays in place up there. Her insides much be so tired and just stretched all out of whack. Amazing!

On the KK/KH issue, like I said before, I don't care what they do but I think it's more of a moral issue than social issue. Marriage is a covenant...not to be taken lightly or to be made into a three ring circus event. They aren't the only ones to have ever made a mockery of marriage...their's was just public. I feel sorry for him but then again, he had some idea of what he was getting into.

Valerie said...

Your post made me smile!!! I love days where we don't have to go anywhere or put on clothes. There have been days I have even picked Lauren up from school in pjs!!

Yall have the same taste in TV as Mark and I do!! We love just about the same shows as you and Mike!! I don't get to watch too much evening TV because I'm cleaning up from supper, finishing homework, going to and from dance, getting girls ready for bath, taking care of baby, get the drift:). Thank goodness for DVR!!

I'm sad for Kim and Kris. I watched their wedding and it was so sweet. I think she got caught up in that wedding web and just couldn't get out of it. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Well I don't see how the children are getting all the attention they need. Just ask the older siblings of huge families...they feel robbed of childhood and the rest of their lives... ya know? Or at least can. As for me, my vagina needed some SPACE and hers never seems to rest! blech! Everybody WILL have an opinion if you have a TV show that is all about how many kids you have and that life...Seems to me they ask for opinions when they go on display like that.

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