Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday's Much Needed Song of the Day: The theme from Glory

This was the first song that popped into my head when I thought of today. I cried my eyes out during this movie on the UNT campus. Chris and I still talk about it, and that was twenty years ago. If a movie about war affects people like that, imagine the affect of war on soldiers.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday's Much Needed Song of the Day: Called Out in the Dark by Snow Patrol

This song made me think about the littles who are getting big and graduating right about now. This is your life, this your time, don't be bullied. Don't forget who you are.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Wish List

Just to make it public, here are some gift ideas. Not that anyone in my family reads my blog:) I usually ask for breakfast, a poem, art, a song or short story, but the last few weeks have been so busy for my kids, I feel guilty. Here is the materialistic list anyways:

Black speed skates, with street wheels.

A kite, simple diamond shape. Either one solid color, so it looks like someone stamped the sky with it,

or stained glass, so that it looks like a window in the sky

a jump rope with wooden handles, and metal rings so that the actual, real rope swivels inside the handle:)

A nerf football, because the last one the kids bought me, was lost by  . . . the kids.

And just to prove I am a grown up, a manicure, pedicure, a DMA membership, (Kimball would be even better) and a haircut. Also a trip to my favorite thrift store and an hour of Chris's time as he sits outside the dressing room to be the rear view approver.
I am guessing I will get the kite and maybe the jump rope and most likely the trip to the thrift store. The skates have been on the list for four years:)

Happy Mother's Day, Momma's of the World. Hope you have the blessing of healthy children who rise up and call you blessed.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday's Much Needed Song of the Day: Intergalactic Planetary

I am pretty sure, in my everyday vernacular, I use more Beastie Boys' quotes than any other band. (Honestly, I probably quote Salt N Pepa, the most, but it's only one line 'Salt N Pepa's here and we're in effect.'-whenever I ask for the salt and pepper.)
For example:
Now, here's a little story I got to tell . . . when I'm about to tell a story.
You wake up late for school and you don't wanna go-when we wake up late for school-duh.
I did it like this, I did it like that . . . when I am in the kitchen or well . . . you know.
I know the fly spot where they got the ... fill in the blank for whatever my family is looking for.
No sleep 'til Brooklyn . . . when I need sleep BAD and can't get it.
(I texted this to Caleb in the afternoon. I didn't hear of MCA's passing until later that evening, when I read a post on Facebook while at intermission at Chloe's play.)

Ch, ch, check it out . . . when I want you to check something out.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves . . . every time we pass the restaurant.
I'm about to get money . . . when I'm about to get money or do something cool.
Kick it over here, Baby Pops . . . flirting with my husband.
She's crafty . . . when we are making crafts.
I am known to do the wop . . . because I am.
Intergalactic.Planetary. Not really sure. This line, said in a robot voice, has been on rotation this year, especially early in the morning. Not sure why, just been stuck in my head.
I could go on. I am a forty year old mother of three teenagers. I would not say I am the Beastiest fan, but their words just find their way outta my mouth, a lot. Something about that style, I'm guessing.

MCA was with it, and he's the ace:)