Saturday, May 26, 2012
Posted by Brenda at 2:45 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Posted by Brenda at 9:06 PM
Monday, May 14, 2012
Posted by Brenda at 7:00 AM
Sunday, May 13, 2012
So, life is about living and learning. And once you learn a lesson, you shouldn't need to learn it again. Right? Well, it always seemed like it should be that way with my kids. I thought a slap on the wrist should be enough to make them never, ever want to repeat a behavior again. Ha. Even after 1,000 slaps, they would still try to get away with it. (Please do not call DHR on me for child abuse. My children are nearly grown, happy, well-adjusted children). And not to mention those BIG infractions with BIG consequences. That was no guarantee of future obedience.
I see this with the people I work with who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. For example, I know that withdrawals are horrendous. One of my dear friends from my previous job described it to me in detail once. He had to detox in jail, which only added to the "discomfort". So I wonder... once you have gone through that... faced the natural consequences of your addiction... and it is out of your system.... and it was THAT crappy... why do you want to go and put the drugs in your body again? It doesn't make sense.
Or why, after you have been in school for 17 years of your life already and know better, would you wait until 2 hours before an assignment is due to start working on it? And then be surprised when the internet goes down in your house and you have to rush to Starbucks?
Or why do I keep eating crap and not exercising when I KNOW that losing weight means eating better and regular exercise?
We are slow learners.
And we want what we want.
To our own destruction.
Posted by Brenda at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
As was suggested in the comments of my last post.... I really don't know much about gardening! So, what grew in the spot where I *THOUGHT* I had planted cucumbers were actually Sugar Snap Peas. I do remember planting the peas, as well, so no worries on that. However, I have searched the garden (all 16 sq ft of it) and I don't see anything resembling what I now know to be a cucumber plant (thanks to Google Images).
The thing is... I know I planted cucumber seeds! For one thing, the seed packet is open. For another, CUCUMBERS ARE MY FAVORITE. Why would I plant all this other stuff and not cucumbers???!!!! And if I did, indeed plant them, where are they? Because that garden is not that big. I took advantage of all the space possible.
-I am not seeing them and will be pleasantly surprised to find cucumbers in my garden one day
-I am losing my mind
-I am not going to have cucumbers this year
-OR.... it's not too late and I still have time to grow cucumbers!!! It's only May the 9th. Surely I still have time???? I have to find the answer to this. I will plant a whole pot full of them!
More to come on the mystery of the missing cucumbers!
Posted by Brenda at 7:12 AM
Monday, May 7, 2012
Anyway...... that was certainly a side-track I didn't mean to take! Ha. Look! Tomatoes. This tomato plant looks as though it will be very prolific! I counted like 20 tomatoes growing!
Posted by Brenda at 9:12 PM
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Another Sunday night comes to a close. And I should have mowed the lawn today. But I didn't. The weekends go so fast when I work all day Friday AND Saturday. That just leaves Sunday and that, my friends, is not much of a weekend. I shouldn't complain. I got alot of quality (i.e. laughing) time with friends this weekend. So it's all good.
Friday morning it happened. Sarah reached another milestone.... she is now a licensed driver (and boater, for another $5.... and we don't even own a boat?).
And here's some other life highlights:
-Carrying a basket of cleaning supplies to the car today, I tripped over my own feet and fell to the ground (wearing shorts) and skinned my knee just like I'm a kid on the pavement. Jarred my back and hip as well. Hello???
-Been neglecting my dog. But he has a friend coming to spend the weekend. He doesn't know, yet- it's a surprise. Tammy's German Shepherd puppy, Nova, is coming to stay. I can't wait!
-Two classes down, one final exam to go on Wednesday! My summer class (just one class) starts May 30, so I have a little break. (Yay!)
-I had some other topics to discuss when I sat down here, but I lack the necessary concentration skills at the moment. So check back later!
Posted by Brenda at 8:15 PM
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Happy Belated Birthday Sarah!
Posted by Brenda at 7:27 PM