• A blog about a smidgen of time each day and the hope you spend it with me

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hi all, I haven't given up the blog....my computer died and is currently at the "computer hospital" (yep...that's the real name of the place). Anyhoo, its too hard to type a post on my kindle so ive decided to wait until the crappy computer comes home. I hope all is well with each and everyone of you! Blessings, Joanne

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

It'll make you chuckle...Kid Snippets

         







         Hi Everyone, 
                I found the following video recently and its called a kid snippets. Its where kids tell a story and then the adults lip sync and act it out. What comes next with the collaboration is soooo cute....enjoy!
       

             
                 Posted to Youtube by: Bored Shorts TV


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Me Time




       Soooooo, both my Kids are at camp for the week.


                    and there they go...
                                                 
Whoo Hoo...Time for some ME TIME








what to do what to do...


spend some quality time with my dog?

                              Uh....he's a bit tired









                         Well, theres the veggie garden...
                                               

Hmmm, yep...it's still there








 I took a picture of our Butterfly Bush

   Well whataya know...it actually lives up to it's name










    Lets see if Max is up for playing a game of fetch
                                           

Nope not ready yet










maybe I'll finally get to read one of the books
 I keep saying I'll get to "later"
 









After ten minutes I was doing this...
Dog Falling Asleep












so I had a little snackaroo
Squidward eating Krabby Pattie











Then a little of this










 OK, maybe watch a bit of TV? 






oh oh...not again.
Cat Falls Asleep








 OK, back to Max
Nope not ready











I MISS MY KIDS! 






Monday, July 21, 2014

Too Cute to Keep to Myself




 OK, first of all can you keep a secret?


              Alrighty then lets take the oath




I, state your name ( I always think of The Movie Animal House when I hear that underlined phrase, but I digress) now hereby solemnly swear never to repeat what I am about the read to anyone. If Joanne's son finds out he might be a teensy weensy itsy bitsy bit miffed.


OK, now that that is out of the way...

 My son just turned 13. He had two days where he celebrated with us and another day where he and some friends played Laser tag and dodge ball. On his actual birthday ( as we were preparing to go out to dinner)  my husband came in and said that this...

was hanging on our front door.



and it had our Son's name on it.


When he read the tag, my son smiled.


It was from a girl.

a very special girl


and this is what was inside...


She gave him his favorite candy...chocolate kisses


OK...now everyone together say


AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!



but remember the oath! shhhhhhh



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Campin' With 7-Year-Olds





               So a Church member asked if I would like to go to the Christian camp to help out with all the first timer kids. These cuties consisted of 7 and 8 year olds and this would be their first time at sleep-away-camp. 

So I said...
                                                                               
                                         
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Well, not really. I said yes. ( I just had to use that froggy picture somehow).

   My Husband arranged to take off a few days from work to stay home with my Son while my daughter and I went upstate. Many many many years ago I worked at a camp and it was hard, but fun.....lets just say I was much younger then, had more energy and weighed 50 pounds less (at least).



First, We got there after five hours of driving and before I could even put my imitation designer purse down I was told that I was now a Cabin Mom.


Who the  what the? So instead of sleeping in the main house I was now sleeping with ten 7-year-olds. The Cabin was on a hill that well, might as well have been on Everest because that's how this fluffy girl saw it!



OK, right after that it was straight to work. I was exhausted and we hadn't started yet! 

After Chapel Time, crafts, a trip to the creek (where I prayed that my fluffy body would not go rolling down the rocky hill)...then making sure all 10 kids took a shower...we were off for movie time (Veggie Tales...love these movies too cute). 


But my dear sweet Bloggy Buddies... All I wanted was to plop my head down onto a fluffy pillow and sleep.


finally, it was  sleepy time and I was all set to curl up in dreamy land when.........


 two of the girls started whimpering...

 (oh oh I knew where that was headed) Then they started to cry.....then all out scream for....
                         





Dear Lord I was afraid of that.....


It's inevitable. 7-year-olds are Okie dokie until....bedtime when they realize Mom isn't there.


But after what seemed like an eternity of consoling and then a trip by the Dean telling them they had to settle down...they fell into a serene slumber


"Ahhhh" I said "finally I can catch some z's!"


Until I realized that instead of a comfy bed ....it felt like I was sleeping on...

                 
                   
                                       source






Fluffy bodies weren't meant for thin Camp cots.







This made me ...
                           .sleep
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lets just say it was a LONG night.