26 April 2010

Things I Like (Chiefly because I wish I could write as well as my sister so now I am just going to copy her)

I like arguing, almost as much as Heather does. I will not expound because she already has.

I like books. I like the feel of a nice linen covered hardbound. I like the smell of a great old book when it is not musty but just old. I like the look of pages when they are yellowed with age. I like when a book has interesting or beautiful cover art even if it is not hardbound. There is something so distinctly different about books published over thirty years ago.

I like Audrey Hepburn. Sabrina with Will Holden and Humphrey Bogart, Charade with Cary Grant, Love in the Afternoon with Gary Cooper, Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck and Breakfast at Tiffany's with George Peppard and Mickey Rooney. She made so many great movies but these are my favorites. She also had a life that meant something beyond Hollywood. She did her best to live for her family and serve others less fortunate. She was still an actress with the usual problems but I think she tried to live a beautiful life to the best of her knowledge.

I like chocolate. Really, A LOT, it's a PROBLEM. I prefer dark chocolate but will eat semi-sweet. I have lost my taste for milk chocolate since my affair with dark chocolate began but I still enjoy a Heath bar, Reeses PB in both forms and Twix. I am not a fan of white chocolate but in certain situations it works and I will eat it happily.

I like days off. I don't just mean days where I do not go to my outside of the house job. I mean days where I do not do anything that is the least bit enjoyable. Days where I play with my boy, hang out with my honey and/or my sisters and/or the 'rents, maybe enjoy some art or craft project. No dishes, no laundry, no cooking, no scrubbing of anything. And definitely no outside of the house working.

02 April 2010


So I was talking to my little one about the real meaning of this weekend. WOW! It was even more amazing than I thought it would ever be. He got upset about Jesus dying on the cross because we had not gotten to the Resurrection. He was sad that Jesus would not be able to play hide and seek with him anymore. He wanted to know why Jesus had nails in his hands. He asked why He was crying (the picture in his Bible showed sweat drops). He was a little less sad when he found out Jesus was alive again but he still did not really understand. Let's be honest, it is all a bit hard for an adult to accept or understand a lot of the time. He also said he didn't like that Jesus had to wear a dress. I guess superheroes just don't wear dresses! It was such an amazing experience sharing Jesus with my little one and I am so excited he wants to know more. He has now asked to read that part of his Bible every night for the past few since we first read it. Planting seeds to water and fertilize with God's Word and His constant help is the best part of being a mommy. Hope you all had a wonderful Resurrection Day!