Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Winners! And other Important things


I am learning important things.

Like yesterday in TjMaxx. What is with the lighting in dressing rooms? or is it just me? I saw things in the mirror at TjMaxx that I really had no idea were going on. shocked most I'll keep to myself. thankyou. laughing all I'll say here is... Very stray eyebrow hairs. alarming. but more alarming was the difficult time that I had locating them again with my own lighting and mirrors when I got home.
Someone in the high school lab learned that drumming with glass test tubes causes them to shatter. This little fyi tidbit will come in handy for many others, I'm sure.

Because who knew?! Now we do.

And that same high schooler discovered this noteworthy fact while handwashing dishes for an eternity one evening, "It takes 25 ice cream scoops of water to sink this measuring cup." shocked whatevah

I now know that when you miss the bus... it's totally the driver's fault.
"How were we to know that she was going to be on time today?"

what kind of mom has high schoolers hold signs? ;) they opted for mug shot looking poses this morning.

Carry tweezers at all times.
Don't drum with glass test tubes.
Play with bubbles.

Sometimes missing the bus... is okay.


am learning alot from others when I volunteer in Jacob's kindergarten class.

"My big sister is so mean to me and doesn't even get into trouble."

A little blonde girl showed me her boo-boo. She couldn't remember how she got it. But it still hurt. And she wanted me to know...and care.

"M&M's make my burps taste good."

Another child's eyes sparkled about writing a tricky silent "e" at the end of a word. And he made his "M" look like a pumpkin with a stem. On purpose. Just for fun.

"When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic. Hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder..."
There will often be someone who is mean and doesn't seem to be getting into trouble. fair. shmair. it's not. and it stinks at every age.

Until I'm kneeling at The Cross. Then who wants fair?

The person next to you has boo-boos. too.

Keep a stash of M&M's handy.

Sparkle about tricky silent "e's." Because you can. Make letters look like pumpkins with stems. On purpose. Just for fun.

I am ever learning from Jacob's perspective. announcements. and sincere prayers of repentance.

"Why do they tell us not to run in school, but then they walk so fast that we need to run to keep up?"

"Does Mt. Vesuvius still interrupt ?"

"Is it that time of year to clean the stove?"

"Uh oh! We were told to bring our singing voices to school today. And I don't have one! I just use my regular voice."

"The devil has been attacking me year after year."

"I'm sorry for calling God's creation a fartbag."

"When I wake up and open my eyes, I can't get my dream to come back on."

Don't walk so fast that short legs need to run to keep up when you've told them not to.

Volcanoes are interruptive.

Clean your stove at least annually. needs it or not. your kids might be watching.

Regular voices work just fine for singing.

"We wrestle not against flesh and blood..."

Make your mom laugh when you're in trouble.

Dream with your eyes wide open.

this was just this morning, when I had my camera handy for the drawing.
we are all still close the cereal box before putting it away.

Now. About Giveaway Winners!!!

Congratulations to...

1st: walkin_on_sunshine247
favorite things shared; "Carmel frappes, meadow tea, time with family."

2nd: jmtmpm
"One of my most favorite things at the moment is snuggling with my baby!"

3rd: appalolly
"...We share a love of jelly bellies. But I also love Peeps. In any shape
or size.  And otherwise...great conversation or a great book!  Those are 2 of my
favorite things! (Cue the "Sound of Music" song!)"

Message me your addresses when you get a chance. happy
Thanks to each one who participated, sharing interest and enthusiasm for Christy's new book as well as in little fun things. I love crossing paths with my friends here, making new ones, and I totally enjoyed reading about your favs.

ehrinn wrote, "I can feel myself renewed already,"  in regards to her favorite thing, a special place she was describing and anticipating visiting soon...but it also explained what can happen inside when I think on these things. And The Giver of such. Howabout you?

Even though we have yet to meet IRL, I feel like I already knew this about MaryAnn. She said,
"H-m-m-m-m-m-m. Favorite things -- besides, of course, the Faith that comforts and sustains me, and the people I love that challenge and amaze me? It would probably have to be a story... I especially love that sudden realization that a humiliating experience is one that will be more bearable if I can tell it in a story and make people laugh."
wj3km included this observation that I appreciate. Because it's so very true. "Everything you said to describe Christine is depicted in the photo you posted of her - her face says it all :)"

Linda, who shares my passion for travel wrote, "I want you to talk about London... you know, travel that involves accents and dreams come true....{for my kids, that means walmart}"laughing
I am fascinated with my friend Cass for many wonderful reasons. and now will never see the little rubber hairs on tires the same way again. silly thanks to her contribution of favs!

By the way, just in case there is someone who hasn't already, take a few moments to meet my friend Rachel. She has an amazing giveaway going on, things I lovelove. and you really should check it out here.

Now if you'll excuse me, happy I have some packages to get ready to mail.
And then I need to find some M&M's... better tasting burps sound good to me.

Happy Thursday to all!

"Hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder..."