Jul 31, 2008
Do you often say "I don't have any time".
I was talking to a friend of mine on this subject a couple weeks ago. We discussed how people often say they have no time. Now, when you have to go to work... you set your alarm clock, you lay out your clothes, you grab something quick to eat and you run out the door so you are not late for work. (Maybe it's not always done that way but you get what I'm saying) We do this because it is our responsibility. You and your family depend on that paycheck. Now what if you get a call and someone wants to get together for coffee or would like to drop by for a quick visit. I bet in the back of your mind you think "I don't have time for this. I work and have responsibilities. I'll just make an excuse to get out of it." I think we all do this at times, we are all human after all. My point about this is that we only make time for what is important to ourselves.
How long does it actually take to send an email that you can type up in less than a minute while paying your bills or checking your email?
How hard is it to call someone you care about and tell them you only have a couple minutes to talk, but you wanted to see how they were doing?
How much time does it take to send a text message to say hello?
I'm not always the best at keeping in touch with everybody and their mamas, but I do give the effort for those I care about and sometimes for people I have never even met. Yes, I have 3 kids, a husband, a home, bills, responsibilities and so on... I still take time for others even if it's for 2 minutes. Those 2 minutes can speak volumes to someone.
With all that being said, I challenge you to pop an email, a text or a quick call to someone you have not done your best to keep in touch with. After all, life is not just about you.
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Jul 19, 2008
William is 4 months old today. It is so hard to believe! He is HUGE. His next pediatrician's appointment is Monday so we will find out just how big he is. Everyone around town thinks he looks like he's about 7 or 8 months old because of his size. I had to start him on fruits and veggies. He was definitely ready for something a little more filling. Both my girls were the same way except I started the solid foods way earlier than with this little guy. I give birth to teenie tiny babies and then they just grow like crazy! I have been packing away outgrown clothing each day. The boy now wears size 9-12 months! He loves to play and when he gets a little fussy we sing his ABC's and he stares at you in delight and listens very closely. If you stop, he gets cranked up again and you have to start over! He recognizes his alphabet because I was reciting it (sisters and daddy too) over and over throughout my pregnancy.
My favorite thing he does is when he has those big belly laughs...you could just eat him up!! His daddy can really get him going! (what a surprise, huh?) He's sleeping all through the night now (9 hours+) so I guess and can't use the "I'm tired" excuse because I am well rested. Oh and he has not missed the paci! He's a good baby and I am looking forward to watching him grow and learn. I will post about his doc appointment on Monday. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Jul 17, 2008
Do you call your aunt and uncles "Aunt Janet" or "Uncle Bob" or do you call them by their first name? I grew up in a very strict and conservative Guyanese home and my parents were sticklers for respecting your elders. We NEVER called any aunt or uncle by their first name. As a matter of fact, if you were a cousin that was older we had to refer to that person as 'cousin so and so'. When I met Dwayne he introduced his aunt and uncle to me by first names. I thought maybe just because it was an introduction that was why he did that. Then when I kept hearing him call them by first names I freaked out! It turns out I have met many people along the way that do that. I have nothing against anyone that does that, but was wondering what your thoughts are about this subject.
Do you call your aunts or uncles by their first name?
Do you think it is wrong if you don't?
Jul 16, 2008
Here are the rules:
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- you are blog browsing and forget your speakers are turned up and you land on a blog with music?! Scares the hell outta you huh?!
- you invite someone over for a meal and before you can offer they assume they can fix a plate to go?
- you have to pack away laundry? I'd much rather have a nice "clean clothes" pile at the foot of my bed thanks!
- it's time to get the cars fueled up again?
- you forget to sweeten your coffee, ughh!
- even worse, you go to make coffee and realize that was the one item you forgot the day prior at the grocery store. I think even with a list I always forget at least one thing.
What bugs you? Hit us up in the comments...
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Don'tcha hate it when..
- you are trying to get your lazy husband up for work and he ignores you.
- every time you think you have a break to sit down and relax the phone rings.
- when you get forwarded mail in the form of a text message (delete this and you will have bad luck for 10 years...whatever!!)
- When you get forwarded email that has been circulating since the Internet became available and you get it sent to you as if it is the newest thing out.
Let us know what bugs you.