Friday, January 28, 2011

Five Question Friday

Hop on over to Mama M's blog to join in!

1.  If you had $1000 to to donate to one charity which would you choose?
It would probably be between The Bell Center, a neat little organization called the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation, or to a coworker of mine who goes on mission trips to Swaziland every year.  

2.  Snow days: do you welcome them happily or are they a pain in the butt?
I absolutely LOVE snow days.  The only problem is that here in Alabama we have snow days when there is only an inch or so of snow which actually isn't really that much fun to play in.

3.  What talent do you wish you had and why?
I wish I could sing.  I love to sing and I love music but I have horrible voice!

4.  Are you a news, politics, or celebrity news junkie?
I am a news and politics junkie.  I can't stand celebrity news.  It's so stupid and dramatic and no big deal if it was about a non-celebrity.

5.  What is your favorite cocktail?
I love long island iced teas!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In the News

Do you ever watch the news or visit a news website and just think, "Seriously?  What the heck is wrong with you people?  Seriously?"

Like this story about three men who burglarized a house and stole the ashes of the woman dead father thinking it was cocaine.  I mean seriously?  I've never seen cocaine in person but I'm pretty sure it's white.  And I'm pretty sure ashes aren't.  What's almost as bad is that the story says they also stole the ashes of her two dead dogs.  Seriously?  Who keeps the ashes of their dead dogs?

And what about this horribly embarrassing and utterly disgusting story about the governor of my state announcing for all the world to hear that "Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister."  Seriously?  You're the governor of a state.  You are supposed to advocate and protect EVERYONE in your state.  And you don't consider those of a different faith your brother or sister?  Seriously?  A cousin of mine put it best when she said, "He must not know our God."

Then there is  this story about a police officer who was suspended for giving a seven year old boy a ticket for throwing a ball at his patrol car.  Seriously?  The man should be given a freaking award!  Someone needed to discipline the kid.  And if he's seven years old and is already bad a** enough to throw a ball at a police officers car then someone needs to take care of that now!

And lastly there is this picture by a three year old who is already able to write some words when told what to write.  Ok, really that's a picture of what Belli did and it didn't actually make the news but it was news worthy for me!

Have a good day everyone!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Belliisms 8

Belli outside waving goodbye to my mom yells for the whole neighborhood to hear:  "Bye bye Mimi!  Bye bye!  HEY!  Hey MIMI.  I JUST FELL DOWN AND HURT MY TUSH!!!!!"

Belli:  Look mom.  We have a new ornament on the tree.
Me:  I know!  It's so pretty.
Belli:  What is?
Me:  The ornament.
Belli:  What ornament.
Me: ......

"We have summer, we have fall, we have winter and we have sprinkles!"

After letting out a huge trucker burp Belli looks at me with wide eyes and says, "Was that YOU?"

"Hey mom, when I hold you are you going to turn into a hippo?" 

So weird...I know.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Five Question Friday

My first Five Question Friday in a reeeeeeeally long time!

1.  What is your current favorite book and why?
Books?  Wait...you guys have time to read?

2.  Do you go to the dentist regularly?
Up until a few years ago I went every six months like you are supposed to.  Now that I don't have dental insurance I go once a year.

3.  What is your worst memory from high school?
A friend of mine was stabbed in the hallway and died.  Our school was in lock down for hours and it wasn't until after the principal came on the intercom and made the announcement that anyone (at least the students) knew what had happened.  I will never ever forget that day.

4.  What do you hope to be remembered for in your life?
Winning the lotto.

5.  Are you superstitious or do you have any superstitions?
Only during football season and it's usually not determined until the third or fourth game of the season.  Like if Belli has worn the same Bama shirt three games in a row and then the fourth game she wears a different shirt and the team isn't doing well I will put the other shirt on her.