Friday, April 10, 2009

Grilling Goodness # 23

Okay, it's Friday again. You all know what Friday means, right?
Yep, another delicious, nutricious, 0 points, fat-free, calorie-free Grilling Goodness.
Play along, if you like. Just check in with Tina, at Golden Goodness, sign in with Mr. Linky, copy and paste the questions to your own blog, and voila! You're Grillin'!

1. What's one of the best things you've seen lately?
My hubby walking in the room with my keys, which we had been searching high and low, all morning for. He found them in the PANTRY. I swear I didn't put them there!

2. Has Spring brought you something you don't like?
The neighbor sitting outside, silently watching me work, until I happened to notice him sitting there. **creepy**

3. What kind of sandwiches do you like?
Depends where the sandwich comes from. I like french dips from McAlister's, BBQ sandwiches at the fair, PB&J's here at home, and I like a good grilled cheese sandwich once in a while. I am picky about bread, though. I like white bread, but I don't mind sourdough or wheat.

4. Do you carry GermX with you at all times?
I have a bottle of it in my purse, and pull it out occasionally. I'd rather use good old soap-and-water, but when it's not available, GermX it is.

5. Does each person in your house have their own hamper or do you have a central hamper for everyone?
We each have a basket in our rooms, that every few days we sort into the divided hamper in the laundry room. Unless you mean Caleb, in which case, I have to tell him to change clothes and shower and stuff. If I'm not watchful, he'll wear the same clothes day and night. EWWW! He's such a BOY!

6. How often do you balance your checkbook?
Not as often as I should. Sometimes I'd rather not know how bad it is. Just kidding! I keep up with all of our accounts online, and regularly monitor them, which is why the bank hasn't earned any overdraft fees from me in a while.

7. What's the hardest thing you've done lately?
Realizing that I'm failing in the Mom department right now. I have a problem with consistency, and I want to bail on homeschooling sometimes, when I KNOW that I know that God wants this from me for one more year (at least).

8. Are you a texter?
I used to do it more where I lived before. But my service at the new house stinks, and I only text when I'm out, now. = ( But my sister and I frequently text back and forth during choir practice. = )



utmomof 5 said...

I am laughing at your responses!! I am always texting my hubby suring choir practice! Hee Hee

Why is it that boys are like that? I have one that I have to ask every morning if he put deoderant on and brushed his teeth. Are those not standard morning things? Sheesh :)

Kelli said...

#7-I feel your pain!! Benjamin has always been a bit of a pansy. Yes, I know that is a mean thing to say. The kid has been known to be terrified of POODLES. (he is over that now) We just spent 20 minutes of back and forth arguing of me telling him to go get the hosepipe off the picnic table and him crying because a bug might touch him. It ended with me taking him by the hand and dragging him to the picnic table myself. Nathaniel has had a bit of an attitude prob lately. I actually thought today that maybe he would be better off in a school where it is not MOM he has to answer to. No, it was not something that I would actually do. There are too many reasons to homeschool. Just a little fleeting thought. I'll be praying for you. We have kids that are at ages where they really need a lot of prayer.

rthling said...

UTMom, I know!
Why should I have to say, "Get dressed, brush your teeth, and comb your hair." EVERY.SINGLE.DAY??!!
Kelli, sounds like we both could use a bit of prayer. Sometimes it is SO HARD to obey God, and stay the course. Today we had a family meeting and created an "If/Then" chart for specific offenses/consequences. I'm hoping to take the guesswork and impulsiveness that comes in the heat of the moment of discipline.
We also wrote down specific chores that they do. Nothing new, but actually in writing, so hopefully I can take the sting out of being told what to do when they would rather be playing with friends. Now, I will be able to just ask if their chores are done. This will hopefully also help me find ways of saying yes. I think I say no too much.