Friday, July 27, 2007

Life is funny

The following is a post I started on yesterday but didn't get finished because of work and not having my thoughts 100% together:

How do you know when the time is right to do something? This is something I've been thinking about a lot lately.

As you my faithful readers (ha!) know, we were thinking about getting a new house a few months ago. We, mostly I, decided the time wasn't right to do that so we didn't.

So as you can read, I was thinking about why we didn't get a new house and what my reasons were. I feel like sometimes I have to be "pushed" in to making a major decision. We used to live in a dumpy little rent house that neither one of us really liked. But we never did anything about moving, we just stayed there paying our rent month after month and getting nowhere.

The only reason we finally moved to where we live now is our landlord sold our house and the land it was sitting on! We HAD to move. At the time it was awful but now looking back it was the best thing that could have happened.

Anyway, we were thinking of buying a house a few months ago but decided not to. I had put the thought away....filed in my mental "to do someday" file. Right behind "going to Ireland" and "buy dh a new Dodge Charger" It was safe in its little file, not forgotten exactly but I knew I didn't have to worry about it.

Until yesterday. Yesterday I opened the file again, looking at the contents, studying each page, wondering again why I was so scared to go ahead and just do it. Yes, part of it is the money, actually a large part is the money. Part of it is I was just plain scared. Part of it is what if we regret it later. It's not like we can just take a house back if we don't want it.

I can just see me marching up to the seller. "I'd like to return this please, no, there's nothing wrong with it, it just doesn't fit. But I have my receipt!!!"

So yesterday I started the above post and didn't finish it. Yesterday I got home from work and there was a message on the answering machine. "Yes Mr. Happytown, this is Paul from the home dealership, we have several houses I think you might be interested in"

What the heck?! Where did that come from? Then dh said sister had asked him earlier in the day (before the message) if we were getting a new house and they had spent 15 minutes talking about it. I think the universe is trying to tell us something.

So now I have the file open again and am thinking about leaving it out maybe to file under "things I have done" instead of "things to do someday". We'll see I guess.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Do you learn from your mistakes?

I guess I don't. I swear sometimes I am so stupid I just want to strangle my self.

I have a situation at work that I need to work out, it's happened before and I always tell myself I will handle it differently next time. I never do. I put it off because I hate confrontation and problems. I guess I think if I ignore it it will go away. Guess what? It doesn't and waiting just makes it worse.

Crap. I don't know why I didn't just get it over with months ago, it would have been better then than now obviously. Ok, I have just got to get it over with now. I'll have to compose a letter and mail it tomorrow. Crap. Anybody want to volunteer to do it for me?

Monday, July 09, 2007

Something's fishy around here.....

Ok, well, blogger won't let me put a title on this post so that was it. Strange.

Husband and I took the kids to the Oklahoma Aquarium last weekend. We've been before but it's still really cool! Some pictures for your viewing pleasure....

Sister touching a stingray, very cool.....soft and slimey feeling

Hammerhead Shark

Some other kind of shark.....bull shark maybe?

Puffer fish that came over to say "Hi!" Don't you love his smile?

Turtles native to Oklahoma

A view of my family feeding the rays, too cool!

Some sort of ray...bat ray? or sting ray? looking for food

Brother touching a starfish

Kids actually sitting together and not fighting for 1 second

We all had a great time then we stayed the night in a hotel nearby. We went swimming in the hotel pool three times!!!! That was probably the kids favorite thing to do LOL

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

It's gone and won't be missed!




The prize!!

Thank the good lord above her hair is finally cut!!! *a choir of angels begins singing*

She got 10 inches cut off. I'm taking it to the post office today to mail to

I'm so proud of my girl. This is an awesome thing she's doing, I don't think she realizes how awesome it really is. She just knows she wants to help other kids.