Thursday, February 26, 2009

Computer habits

Right now on the computer I have the following windows open:
- iTunes
- Facebook
- Webkinz
- a digital copy of Midnight Sun
...and I'm blogging in this window.

When Joe's on the computer he can only have one window open at a time. If I have anything else open he has to close it all out.

I think that is just a great observation in our differences. I multi-task my ass off and Joe.....God love him. I know I do. ;)


Tomorrow is my dad's last day of work. 35 years as a police officer. And in case anyone notices the similarity of years to my age....yup, dad found out mom was pregnant and decided to get a new, stable career.
Anyway, I'm sure some have heard that as a retirement gift to himself my dad is taking the entire family (10 of us) to Disneyworld for a vacation. When I found this out I am sure you can imagine I was all "Woo, hoo!". I didn't really think much of it, but was just thankful for the upcoming gift.
Later on my mom and I were talking a little more about it and she told me the reason Dad was taking us all on this vacation was to make up for all the time he missed when we were growing up. Here's the thing.....I don't remember him missing anything. Okay, when I really started thinking about it I remember some family dinners were missed and he was absent for some holidays, but not enough to say my father was an absent parent. In fact, if anyone has heard me talk about my dad it's only praise.
So, I guess what I really want to say is...we parents always worry about how much time we spend with our kids, but as kids if the time spent is quality time then really it doesn't matter about the quantity.

Daddy, I am so proud of you. Not just for being the best police officer I have ever met, but for being the best man. Congratulations on a wonderful career. I hope mom lets you relax now that you're home more often. I love you to bits and bits.....always have.....always will.

Monday, February 23, 2009

For Paul

I'm sorry. I can't. She's my best friend.


Friday, February 20, 2009

In it for the long haul

To quote "Mad About Love".....
"'You put up with my crap and I put up with your crap?'
'That's marriage?'
'This is what I'm thinking.'"

Words to live by. :)

Ladies, you can't change your man. If you can't accept him the way he is then move on. Would you like it if he tried to change you?

There's no back story to this post. It's just one of the philosophies I live by. My husband's not perfect and I'm okay with that. Why? Because I am nowhere near perfect, but he still loves me to bits. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pondering a though....

It's been 10 years since I was last in a classroom and I have finally hit that point where I miss it. Well, I don't miss the whole worry over grades and stuff like that, but I miss the learning aspect of it. I miss the studying of a piece of literature to find the various, intricate layers. I miss studying so much that I've gotten to the point of highlighting and writing little notes on the various books I'm reading....okay, the Twilight saga.
I'd like to be in a book club, but I can't really find one. I've tried to start one up with my girlfriends, but we all know that when we get together we'll just chat.
I was thinking of looking into an online course or a night course. Nothing too deep, but more for the fun of it. I guess we'll just have to see. Do I have too much on my plate already? I think I'll have to think more about this. :)