Sunday, January 31, 2010

They close at 5:00

The boys were over due for hair cuts so I called our local Sport Clips to make sure that we had time to get there and they could get everyone in (me included). I asked to make an appointment and was told they only take walk-ins, okay. We piled in the car, drove into town (6 miles), and when we showed up they told me they could only do 2 hair cuts because they closed at 5:00pm. Now, if the girl who cuts the Bubs' hair wasn't the only hairdresser for miles with a brain, I would have flipped the script on them. However, since I am banned from many other salons for freaking out when they fail to follow simple instructions like " don't cut his bangs above the corner of his eye" or " if it doesn't touch his collar it's to short," I kept my cool, sat down, and smiled. The real reason I am angry is that I called and was assured they had time for everyone. I wanted my hair cut too, and to be really honest I was craving one of those lolly pops they give you if you're good!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's new to me!

I got a new camera. Well actually mommy got a new camera and I got her old one. She also gave me a cool little case, and it's not pink. Very generous of her since I bought her a new camera, huh? She has been taking some new pictures with it, (when not feeling sick) and it takes some great photos.

I also went to Wal Mart and bought a wireless router (a gift to myself). Our old one was very unreliable. I never knew if it was going to work, and I thought it would be rude to go over to my neighbors house and complain about the weak signal his crappy router was putting out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Phil 4:13 is one of my favorite scriptures.

The last 90 days have been rather challenging here, but Brandi and I agreed that we were going to remain faithful and continue life as usual no matter what. God continued to provide for us again and again. His blessings continue to flow and I feel compelled to tell each of you that if you remain faithful to God, he will do more for you than you can even ask or think.

If I listed all the blessings Brandi and I have received it would likely take up all the ban width on the Internet. However, I would like to share with you that I found a new job. I will be home everyday by 4:15, no travel is involved, and I can start teaching Sunday School again now that I am off every weekend.

God Bless You All....

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I'm Just Sayin'

Okay, having a wife who does everything for you is pretty cool. However, when she is down you become supreme ruler of you own little universe. For a brief moment you feel like a CHAMPION. That moment is somewhere just between absolute control and total chaos. Well, that moment has gone. I want SUPER mom back. Sickly, tired, cranky, no I don't want to eat that even though I told you to make it for me pregnant mom is noooooo... fun. I'm just sayin'.

P.S. On a more positive note, I did find a new favorite laundry detergent.
Green Works from the makers of Clorox. It works and smells great. We have some thing in common.

DISCLAIMER: Grammatical errors are due to Brandi's inability to preview my blog...Sorry

Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm just sayin'

I went to Wal-Mart with the bubs this morning. As expected, kids don't always pay attention. One of the Bub's turned a corner without looking and caught a rather nasty look from a man who mumbled something under his breath as he was turning the corner too. I have been told that I have a short temper, and I don't play well with others when it comes to my children. One reason we home school, is that it is a felony to hit a teacher in most states. Anyhow, this man clearly doesn't know that I am the guy who gets arrested at Disney because you bumped into my kid. Seriously, you can do just about anything to me and I would willingly turn the other cheek, but what kind of buffoon thinks for even a second they can be rude to your children? After I pointed out to Bub that he needed to be careful because some people are so busy talking to themselves that they lack the skills necessary to drive a grocery cart, the gentleman quickly replied pardon me. I'm just sayin'.

Letters of Intent

Letters of Intent

Dear Bubs,

While I have been gone, you have begun to behave like criminals.

1. You take things that don't belong to you. For example, I can rarely open a soda, bag of chips, or package of crackers and leave them lying around unprotected without feeling as though I am about to be violated. As for any type of candy, you have become so brazen that you don't even wait for me to lay it down. You just walk right up and take it, as if you were some type of mob boss or something.

2. You are vandalizing everything. You've written on the envelopes of bills that were stamped and ready to mail, the carpet, and my furniture. You broke my refrigerator door, many of my tools are ruined and have now become your toys, and if you don't stop leaning back in the chairs at the dining room table, they won't make it 3 more months.

3 Blackmail. I feel like a hostage negotiator. I am constantly making deals in an effort to keep my sanity. I feel if I don't comply with your demands, the last nerve your mother has is going to become a casualty and I can't take care of anyone else.

Therefore, I have decided that if you are going to behave as criminals, you shall be treated like them. I am taking all of your things, all of them. You will have one set of clothes for the day and one set of pj's for the evening. Meals will be @ 04:30, 10:30 and 16:30, you eat what I make or you don't eat. Lights out at 18:30. You will be restricted to your room, with the exception of study time, 1 hour of exercise, and meal periods.

There will be a hearing next week with the parental advisory board to discuss your progress. Improvement will result in additional privileges, further regression will result in solitary confinement, also known as the HOLE.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Many Thanks

Thank you to my kid sister who hasn't called me back since I forgot her birthday...oops, love you kid.

Thank you to all the bleeding heart, left wing, tree hugging, liberals for making this first year of socialist leadership so productive. I'm truly amazed at all you have done for the American people.

To my wife for secretly declaring her crush on a hunky celebrity while on another blog, and then adding insult to injury by attempting to down play it with a picture of my handsome face on his clearly airbrushed body. Thank you very much.

To Baby Bub for deciding he will stay up until 11pm to share alone time with mommy and daddy at night. Thank you very much.

To the makers of New Super Mario Bros. wii whose game has consumed my wife and children, leaving me to care for Baby Bub, the dogs, and our daily responsibilities here at home. Thank you very much. I might also add that is why Brandi has been neglecting her blog, and trying to blame me.

Courtesy of Kmama...Check it out

I don't need your stinking blog!!!

Rachel at Once Upon a Miracle has inspired me to get my blog going again. I stopped blogging back in July, and I thought no one would notice. Rachel pointed out that it is was a serious offense in the blogging community to leave your blog unattended. Not wanting to offend, I am taking responsibility for my creation.....Be careful what you ask for!!!