Monday, January 24, 2011

A Hovercraft

I was listening to the TV in the background and I heard the following; "Are you having trouble getting around?" Why yes I am. My shoes hurt my little toes so much I kind-of hobble. "Do you feel like a burden to others when waking them to help you to the bathroom in the middle of the night?" Well, I feel a little guilty for waking others to ask if they'll GO to the bathroom FOR me in the middle of the night- so YES! "Do you have hip, knee, ankle or feet problems?" Hell yes! My shoes hurt my feet a lot! Also, I am sure I have falling arches. By this time I was getting a little excited. "Have you fallen in the past month?" Yes! In the entry of our church. It was the second time I was there in less than nine hours. I think instead of striking me with lightening, God made me fall down because of my damn slippery shoes. "Are you 65 or older?" No, but some days I feel like it. "If you answered Yes to three or more of these questions, you may qualify for a free hovercraft. YES!! I'm gettin' me a hovercraft!! I will drive it everywhere in the summer to save on fuel costs. I can't really use it in my house because it's split level, but it will come in so handy when trying to get somewhere fast! You don't just drive like normal people, you HOVER- I think that means above the ground, and that means- Traffic!! I can't wait!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011

I learned a lot about myself this year:
1. I am very naive. If someone tells me something, there is a 99.9% chance I will believe them.
2. My children are my world.
3. Scott and I don't do enough together, as in alone.
4. True friends are hard to come by. Luckily, they seem to "turn back up" when you really need one.
5. "Fly by the night" friends are easy to come by, and are disguised by a good friend.
6. I am a soccer/baseball/t-ball/football/basketball mom.
7. I love the Christmas spirit, the lights, the hope it brings, but I hate the stress that goes along with it.
8. If something is important to me, I will stand up for it and do what it takes to get it done- i.e.- my pool.
9. I can pack my 74 boxes and move to a school across town and be thrown into culture shock and survive. It was REALLY hard, but I'm OK.
10. I can adapt to my new school that is polar opposite of what I am used to- even at my age (well except for the commute) and learn to even like it.
11. I am not a runner. I'd like to be, but it turns out I only run if something or someone is chasing me.

I have decided happiness is a choice. I choose to be happy. My 3 resolutions are; stop biting my nails because I am a grown-up now, drink less beer, and loose 25 pounds. Maybe the drink less beer will help with my third goal.

What will 2011 entail for me? Hopefully a family trip to San Diego and continued love, health, and happiness.
Here are my "rules to live by for the new year" because we all know every wise person stepped into a few cow flops on their way to wisdom, and we can all learn from them.
"Happiness and bliss are just a choice away. However, if you want really good Chinese food, you're going to have to drive." - Sara Fairfield
"When life gives you lemons, freeze them, invite you enemies over, and wing them off your balcony at them" - John Tesh
"It's unavoidable. Some days are just buzzkills"- Mother Theresa
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And, If that step happens to be toward Brad Pitt, I'm coming with you."- A traditional Thai Saying
"Watson, you dillweed. It's never going to work if you don't plug it in!"- Alexander Graham Bell
"When life gets me down, I go for a walk in the woods. I figure if I stay there long enough, the jerkwads who hurt me are going to think I was eaten by a bear and then the jokes on them, right? Ha!" - Sara Fairfield
Happy New Year