Tuesday, November 13, 2007

random thoughts

Everyone else seems to do these on their blogs so why can't I?

1- Flylady kicked my butt on baby step 2. Apparently getting organized begins with getting dressed in the morning and washing your face and fixing your hair. Of course this happens only after you have shined your sink! I felt like a loser sitting there at my laptop, in my pj's with my greasy hair and dirty face, searching for an organizational tip I could begin on while the kids were doing their school work. I wasn't expected to be told the obvious: get dressed! In case you were wondering - I did close my laptop and take a shower. Off to step 3.

2- Matt and I watched the movie "Thr3e" last night. It's based on the book by Christian author Ted Dekker and it has sort of freaked me out.

3- Stephen and Abbie both have a Webkinz and they have entered the world of Webkinz to which I fear they will not return. Whoever came up with this idea is brilliant and I have no doubt that they are rolling in the dough!

4- In my stack of coupons, I found what appears to be a great recipe for 1-Dish Caramel Pecan Coffee Cake. I'll post the directions later - but I'm about to eat the picture of the finished product - if that gives you any idea of how great this looks.

nyc5- At what age does your son stop falling down on purpose?

6- On the last few car rides I've had with my kids, Abbie has asked me some good but very random questions: What is the importance of trees? What does it mean when Daddy says that my heart is deceived? What does it mean to repent? I can't leave out Abbie's great observation at yesterday's family date at Five Guys: "I love Cherry Coke Mom. Do you know why? (a slight pause for me to guess) "Because it tastes like cherry!"

7- I'm so thankful and happy that I am no longer addicted to any particular tv show or soap in light of the writer's strike. I was reading in a magazine yesterday how fans of "The Young and the Restless" are going to be very uptight b/c a main character was in a coma right before the strike took place. Without any new episodes being written, viewers are left with a huge, unwanted cliff-hanger. lol.

8- Eight is my favorite number. I like the way it looks and I like to write it. I do not write "8" in one smooth stroke. I choose to go the two circle way.

9- Matt and I went to NYC to see the off-Broadway production of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. In addition to seeing an amazing show, we also found ourselves walking around Queens and stumbling upon a movie set for the upcoming movie "Ghost Town". We also passed right by actor Ben Affleck. Well, Matt passed by. I stopped, looked, pointed, and then tripped on a curb.

10- Does anyone have a good apple pie recipe?


  1. These are the random thoughts that make me love you! :)

  2. I make 8 with two circles too. just thought I'd share.

  3. Tster, I am a 2-circle guy too! Who'd a thunk? And what the sam hill is a Webkinz? And what the sam hill does "what the sam hill" mean? Wish I had thought of Webkinz (whatever the sam hill they are) so I could be rolling in the dough! How do you say "Thr3e"? Is it a typo? Is it just 3? Why couldn't they just write "Three"? I have a great Caramel Apple Pie recipe: buy it at Costco. Do you know why I like Pizza? (slight pause for you to guess)...because it tastes like PIZZA! My mouth waters just thinking about it. It has been quite a while since I last had any (Friday night before the Family night at CLC). B made some for me and Dan. I will, of course, expect some on Saturday. I have not stopped falling down on purpose yet T, so don't get your hopes up. I think the last celebrity I saw was the mom from the Cosby show. It was in the Beach Club hotel at Disney World. The preceding have been my random comments to your random thoughts. Hope you enjoy them. Off to bed, random comments make me tired.

  4. I think it's about time that somebody wrote a little blog entry of his own!

  5. Pat, did you OD on coffee or something? woah! lolol

    Also, I am in agreement with Amanda, thought the same thing!

    also, if you still need another recipe for pie, I have one that I got from Suz Worthington (who had Maddie, FYI!!!!!!!!!! early this morning. and now it will be forever documented on your blog...hahahaha) the homemade crust of it is called "no cry crust"

    let me know if you want it!

  6. beyondtheoutsideMay 20, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    8. I do the two circle thing too!