Monthly Archives: August 2012
Forgive Me If I Snap At You….I Am Myself Today!
This is our MOTTO tonight as my dear friend and I sit in a mutual FUNK after the oh-so-wonderful-and-event-filled-MONDAY!
We have found solace in a evil vice as we sit together at Basketball practice.
Anyways…The Wait Is Over…the Belt Testing went well…we have a colored belt….no longer white. I must go for now to comfort and enjoy the rest of our time together…
Have a great day!
My son has completed his segment of Belt Testing….
I have been to many Testings and this one was definitely different. “But let’s not go there!” The results and presentation of new belts will be Monday so….Now We Wait!
We will be going back after lunch for pictures and an autograph session with the Grand Master who was a Special Judge for the testing. “It would sure be nice if I could be given a hint whether my son passed before Monday.”
I will keep you posted. Have a great day!
With coffee in hand I will do something I have not done in many years. I am attending my first belt testing for my youngest today. My three older boys have all successfully achieved their Black Belts and have participated in many tournaments. I always looked forward to the in-sync form presentation. However, today I will watch expectantly as my youngest, nervously, performs his form. His disabilities cause him to become easily distracted. His early upbringing did not provide him with the manners and etiquette required in TKD. We have consistently worked on this in the 5 years he has been with our family. The encouraging part of this disability is the fact that he mimics others. This will be a strong plus….as long as he mimics the right people! It is time to wake him up and get him focused…I will keep you posted throughout the Tae Kwan Do Testing Today!
Have a great day!
What if we all lived in a dream…
A perfect cup…just the way we like it…whenever we wanted it!
No cleaning required! No piled up laundry!
Peaceful and perfect!
Pay and promotions and recognition!
How about “Politician running on their own merits?”
Dreaming…I Must Be Dreaming!
Sorry…Have a nice day!
That was a close one! I rolled over, awake for some reason, and checked my clock for the time. My eyes were immediately forced to focus. “OMG! My alarm never sounded and my phone, that was plugged into the charger on top of the clock/radio was dark.” This was not a fun way to start my morning. Fortunately I had only over slept by five minutes…”Boy that is really sad isn’t it? I can’t even oversleep right! The alarm was set last night…my soundscapes were set to softly fade five minutes before the alarm blasts it’s wake up call…the phone was placed into the charging position and buzzed with it’s connection…the tiny battery icon lit up with the charging symbol…the world disappeared as I closed my eyes.
“What went wrong?”
I removed my phone to see the following screen…
No phone…No alarm…I Should Not Have Cooked The Rooster!
Early to bed and early to rise was the way of life in days of old but not in this house. In my house it is late to bed and early to rise. If I did not stay up late I would never see my hubby, much less spend time with him, after he come home from work. Even when there is no school or hubby is off I get up early. I guess I have an inside alarm…instinct, if you will, that for no apparent reason will not allow me to stay in bed. “I am so bummed!”
This dilemma got me to thinking about how the early civilizations woke up before alarm clocks and whistles. So…I googled the question a few minutes ago and found out.
Here is the answer I found:
In the north of England, from the Industrial Revolution onwards, there were men employed in each town to go around early in the morning and tap on people’s bedroom windows with a long willow wand. Think these men were called ‘tappers’ or some such.
This was the way in which people were woken up in time for work in the morning, before the age of the cheap alarm clock.
Then as industry changed the world tappers in some factory towns became hooters. The factory hooters would sound half an hour before morning start of work. This gave folk half an hour to get up and get out to work.
I am assuming that the “hooter” was the one in charge of blowing the horn or tooting the whistle at the factory. This answer makes sense seeings how there was not a rooster for each household set to crow at different times according to the needs of the individual houses. Sooo…back to when I woke up. I raced downstairs and followed my routine. After taking breakfast and lattes’ upstairs, along with my phone charger, I retrieved my phone and plugged it in hoping there was nothing wrong with my phone. After a few minutes on the charger I pressed the home button and a green color had replaced the ominous red bar on the battery. Turning the phone on…everything is as it should be. No weird missed calls or messages! My inner cheerleader was doing somersaults as I calmly sat, with my hubby, having my morning coffee.
My phone is now almost fully charged and I have successfully said goodbye to my hubby and school-bus-riding-12 year old. I was fixing to close the garage door when I heard the faint sounds…I leaned across the garage threshold in hopes of hearing it again…it was a rooster crowing. I chuckled to myself and said “You’re late…did you oversleep?”
I am sure if one of my sons, sleeping soundly in their beds, had heard me talking to a rooster they would have called 911.
It has come again…that dreaded day of the week. My friends have struggled to gain their footing this past weekend to no avail. Sleep deprivation occurs and the alarm begins it startling Zombie Wake-Up call. The dragging of feet and puffy eyes tell the tale. OMG It’s Monday!
Here is a sample of sentiments on the auspicious occasion:
And of course!
Off we go…to face another Monday. Tip for the day: Hydrate!
You know what this means for me…right? COFFEE! Busy day ahead but I will not bore you with the details. I know your Monday is just filled to the brim with activity.
Have a great day!
With coffee in hand I will arrive for the Basketball Assessments scheduled at 8:00-9:30 this morning. My youngest has earned the chance to play Basketball with the new league forming at our church. It is called Upward! His behavior has been a miraculous turn around in the past three weeks. Don’t ask me why…because I just don’t know. It has been a really nice change.
After the assessments we will head over to the Youth Building where I will drop him off for a full day of Back To School Partying with the youth group at our church. This will be an adventure in itself, as it is his first activity with the church youth group. I will then head, in a mad rush, to do a little banking and complete my birthday shopping. These birthday presents, for my youngest, will be wrapped and hidden before going to pick him up at 5 PM this evening. I am hoping for a nap sometime in this time period. Wish me luck! Maybe I can even work on my fingernails and give them a fresh coat before tomorrow.
Off I go…Onward and Upwards!
Have a great day!