Call me the Cookie Monster


“That is a horrible, wicked and vicious act to perpetrate upon a sentient being.”

All this because I ate the last of the chocolate chip cookies.

Don’t blame me, I told my husband. It’s not my fault you have better self-control than I do.

Besides, it was literally begging to be eaten.

It would seem that we have an inexplicable phobia in our house – no one wants to be the one to eat the last one of anything.

What do you call that?

A Costly Mistake

It’s raining. Hard. And my roof has sprung a leak over my kitchen light. I had to make coffee in the dark this morning so I wouldn’t start an electrical fire. Note to self: Must get that checked out tomorrow. Oh, did I mention it’s freezing outside, too? Icicles hanging off my eaves like I’ve not seen in more than 6 years, or at least since the last ice storm. Our cats are holed up under the house where the dryer vents (I’m running all the laundry today, since it’s so cold – helps to heat the house and keeps the kitties warm) and our dogs are no where to be seen or heard — I wonder if they are under the house with the kitties? Newsman says more of the same – possible ice and sleet in the works for tonight. So that’s your weather forecast for Northeastern Texas, folks — I’ll spare you any more details, since I know our weather has been relatively mild compared to most.

So Floy passed his BIG test last week with an 80! (he failed one by two questions – but he’s retaking it Feb 6th) Our Regional Vice President made a HUGE deal out of it at our last meeting and recognized Floy’s accomplishment – it made him feel great and I was proud for him. Our RVP said that he would pay for Floy to take the entire family out to the nicest restaurant in town and have a celebration dinner, (just save the receipt for him and he’d pay us back) – there’s not a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse here, unfortunately. Sigh. So we opted for Shogun. Saturday night dinner and a show. We sat at the hibachi grill and the kids were amazed by the chef’s cooking skills. My son asked me why I didn’t throw the eggs up into my hat when I cooked. I told him it was because I didn’t wear a hat when I cooked. All in all it was a great time.

It was around 1:20 am when I sat straight up in bed and realized I had completely forgotten to get the receipt for dinner. A dinner that cost $125. We don’t spend $125 on groceries for two weeks! You can imagine how the rest of the night went. I had fitful sleep – if any at all. It was a costly mistake, for sure. I would have NEVER spent $125 on dinner. EVER. Sigh. My husband just looked at me and laughed. I asked him what was so funny – he said “you are.” Personally, I don’ t see how spending our entire grocery budget in one night was funny, but hey, different strokes…

Today, I must work with Katie on some issues we are having with homeschooling. She is not retaining important information and Floy and I have realized that she is just trying to memorize it to get it over and done with. Problem is, she doesn’t understand it or retain it and she won’t admit it. AUGH…sometimes homeschooling is just not fun for me. :o) This is a character issue that must be addressed. So off I go to do my motherly duty.

Hope everyone is well – I missed you this week – I have lots of reading to catch up on. Give me some time and I’ll be back in the swing of things.

You Found me!

UPDATE: I’m moving slower than anticipated…don’t give up on me. I’m going to get this done, I promise!!!

My blog is in transition from Yahoo 360 to Blogger. Please visit me again – I should have my entries all moved by the end of January!

Thanks,

Karen

Take Some Time for These Things…

1. Take time to dream — it hitches your soul to the stars.

2. Take time to work – it is the price of success.

3. Take time to think – it is the source of power.

4. Take time to play – it is the secret of youth.

5. Take time to read – it is the foundation of knowledge.

6. Take time to worship – it is the highway of reverence and washes the dust of earth from your
eyes.

7. Take time to help and enjoy friends – it is the source of happiness.

8. Take time to love – it is the one sacrament of life.

9. Take time to laugh – it helps with life’s loads.

10. Take time for beauty – it is everywhere in nature.

11. Take time for health – it is the true treasure of life.

12. Take time to plan – it is the secret of being able to have time to take time for the first eleven things.

Testing 1…2…3…

I have an intense dislike for tests. I don’t panic over them…except when they cost $562 and I’m not the one taking them.

Floy is taking his Series 63 exam in Shreveport right now as we speak…his Series 6 is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. I am a nervous wreck. I barely slept all night because everytime I woke up, I was thinking about it and had to pray. Then, when I woke up this morning, I got his breakfast ready, made the coffee, etc. and prayed some more.

He has studied so hard for this for the last month…but these tests are biggies in our business. They mean the diffence between a 70% contract and a 130% contract in the long run. You can’t be an RVP without passing them. I know he’s studied and done his part…I just pray that the Lord will bless his efforts. I pray that his efforts were enough. Most people that take these tests study for at least 6 months or more…so I really pray that he studied enough.

We shall soon see. If you feel like it, it really wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you said a prayer for Floy right now!

UPDATE: He passed his Series 6! Yea!!! Missed passing his Series 63 by two questions…but we’ve already scheduled him for a retest on February 6th!

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