Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm Sick!

I don't like being sick. I have a disgusting cold or sinus infection, something like that. You know, one of those things where your throat itches, you're coughing & sneezing, you have a runny/stuffy nose (depends on the moment), your eyes are watery, your ears are stuffy, and you have a horrible headache. Yeah, I'm sick and I don't like it. Happy Thanksgiving all!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm a Slacker!

I know I've been absent. I don't know, however, what's wrong with me. I have been feeling blah. I think it may have to do with my insane addiction to Spider Solitaire (my win percentage is 11% on difficult!). That plus the stock market and dieting, Voila! you have the makings for a blah
couple of weeks. Anyway, here are the pictures I promised of the cake I made for the LSU/Alabama game. It was really cute and I have to give Brandon credit for the goal posts. We had a great time even if we did lose in overtime. LSU really needs a good quarterback!

I'll try to update again soon. I plan on getting out of the funk real soon :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tomorrow's Game Day!!!

We have decided to end our era of being unsocial! We love to entertain and have people over, but have been unable to since my back surgery. Well, that all ends tomorrow! We are having a big party for the LSU vs. Alabama game. I LOVE, no ADORE LSU football. It's a sickness really, but I am not in denial about our lack of ability this year. The Georgia and Florida games made me sick! I was screaming like a mad woman at the TV and I really could have ripped someone's head off. I am preparing myself for tomorrow's game to be even more upsetting, so I decided it best to have friends here to watch it with. Maybe being surrounded by my best church friends will make me act more "Christian" towards Les Miles, Nick Saban, and their respective teams. We'll see... I plan on taking some pictures (I'm making a super cool football field cake!) and I'll post them at the beginning of the week. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

My kids got to vote in a mock election at school yesterday while the rest of us were "real" voting. They had been preparing all week for this. Their teachers gave them a run down of each (major) candidate for president and each (once again, major) party. I would overhear conversations between the two of them all weekend about who they thought they would vote for and why. I was asked a few times who I was voting for and decided that I was going to conduct my own little experiment and remain unbiased and keep my vote a secret. My response was "I know who I'm voting for, but I want you to decide for you. So, I'm not going to tell you until after the election." They came home from school yesterday very excited about voting. They both said that they voted for McCain and both for different reasons. It was very interesting to hear why they voted the way they did. Aubrey really didn't like Obama's plans for education and teacher enrichment. Blaine's reasons were a little more disturbing. First he said that Obama doesn't say the Pledge of Allegiance (I know the root of this, but have no idea where he heard it from). Then, he said it's because Obama smokes (I told him I don't think that's true, but I'm not sure.). Their school, as a whole, went to McCain. So, this morning I asked "Do you guys want to know who our new president is?" The answer, of course, was "YES!" I told them Obama won and here is what followed:

Aubrey: "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"

Blaine (simultaneously): crying sounds

Me: "It's okay!"

Aubrey (looking at Blaine): "Well, now we're going to be poor! I guess we better start packing."

Blaine (immediately looking at me): "Yep, we're going to lose our house."

Me: "No, we're not. We are going to be okay."

Aubrey: "How do you know that?"

Me: "Because God is in control of everything and He knew who would win president. In fact, He put who He wanted in that position. And, He's going to take care of us!"

Aubrey (to Blaine): "Come on Blaine. Let's pack. We're going to have to live with Maw Maw in Louisiana."

Me: "We are going to be okay!"

Aubrey: "Do you know anyone who voted for Obama?"

Me: "I do." I then named a couple of out of state family members who were Obama supporters.

Aubrey: "Why on Earth did they do that!? Wait, they live in *insert state*!"

Me: "First of all Aubrey, they voted for Obama because they had things they liked better about him just like you had things you liked better about McCain. The thing about having the right to vote is that you also have to accept it when the person you really wanted doesn't win. That's the way democracy works. Everything will be okay. Secondly, they got to vote in *insert state* because the race was for President of the entire United States."

Aubrey: "Are you kidding me!!?? I thought it was for President of Texas! Now, where are we gonna live. Louisiana's not safe either!"

Well, my good counsel may not have helped Aubrey at all, but I'm going to cling to it. God put Barack Obama where he is now. I trust that whether it makes my earthly body happy or not.