Thursday, February 12, 2004

bSTATS :: stats for Helping Children Smile One Page At a Time

Have you ever wondered who is coming to you blog? This is the place to find out. bSTATS I don't know what all blogs it will work with. But it's a free service and easy to use. Check it out and see if you can use it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Bored out of my mind

Here it is, after one o'clock in the morning. I should be in bed asleep, yet here I sit bored. Wishing I had someone to talk to. Anyone to talk to. I get so tired of having only my children to try and carry a conversation with. Don't get me wrong, I love them both, but I need an adult to talk to. Usually I talk to my husband when he comes home but today he wasn't feeling well and went on to bed early because of it. I guess I could surf the net, but that doesn't seem very interesting right now. I could try to find programs that I want to try or learn the ones that I already have, but it just doesn't peek my interest.

I know this sounds pathetic, but that's how I feel right now.

I know I have a lot to be thankful for, and I am. My children are healthy, my husband loves me, even when I'm being a royal pain. I don't know, I guess I need a female friend. Someone I can share things with. It seems like everyone I know is male. I don't plan it that way. I use msn messenger and all the contacts that are on it is male except one, and she just got added today. I would talk to her, but she's busy working on a site that she helps maintain. I don't want to bother her right now. I have a feeling it would not be a good time.

I tried to play some games, but you already know how I feel so I won't go into it again. I guess the best way to describe the way I feel right now is to say I have the ho-hums.

Anyway, I'm going to go for now. I hope you are well and happy.

May God watch over you and your family.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

About Children

Have you ever noticed that children hate to clean their room, but just love to help cook? They hate to take baths but love to play in water outside. How do you tell your children that they are more in the way than a help when they enjoy it so much? I know I can't. I like watching mine do little things like peel potatoes, of try to sweep the kitchen floor, even if I have to go behind them and do it all again. To me it's worth it just to see the smile of satisfaction they get when they think they have done such a great thing. Anyway, I just wanted to put that in while I was thinking about it.

God's blessings to you always.

pure bs

I found this site while on a forum I go to about blogger. The first page caught my attention so much that I had to tell you about it. The place is called pure bs. Since I stay home so much, I spend a good bit of the day on the web. It's one way to keep up with the world and meet new people. It's a great place to learn new things as well.

Monday, February 09, 2004

Computer problems or husband problems, which are worse?

I know no one ever has computer problems except me. At least it seems that way. I don't know if I mentioned it or not but I've just built myself a new computer system. It's faster and will be better in the long run. But, and here comes the big thing, I'm still so new to this that it drives me crazy sometimes. I've got a 1.2 Ghz cpu but for some reason can't get it to read above a 900Mhz. I don't know why, spent the better part of today "talking" to the guy that sold it to me to try to find out why, only to have the thing crash on me. Had a great time reinstalling windows. This guy lives in Michigan, so it isn't as if he can just come over and figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've already decided that for now I'll settle for the 900 and as soon as I can get it to someone who knows more that I do, I'll let that person fix it. I don't want to go through that again. Next time, with my luck, I'll have a great warehouse of spare parts just sitting here taking up space. That wouldn't be so bad if I had not already promised my boys that they could have my old computer. I mean truthfully, how would it be if I walked up to them and said, "Hey guys I know I promised but mom made a huge mistake. Now I have to go back on my word and take the computer back." Talk about feeling like a heel!

Have you ever noticed just how observent people can be? I colored my hair Wednesday, and no one has even noticed. I had the box sitting in the bathroom for 2 days before I used it. You'd think that my husband would at least notice that it was gone and figure it out on his own, but nooo. I had to tell him. True it's only a shade or two darker that what I had, but it's even now. I don't have two tone hair anymore. Why is it the wife's are supposed to notice every little thing that is going on around the house and something could be sitting under the husband's nose and he wouldn't see it?

Example: One time my husband was looking for the dog and couldn't find him. He never even gets up off the couch to look, just asked me. Guess where the dog was, right beside him. The one good thing about that episode, I have witnesses that I happened. We had company that night. None of us have let him live that one down and that was almost 8 years ago. The only thing is that he hasn't changed since then, he still can't find anything on his own.

Oh well, I still love him though. I would stay here and fuss about him more, but I don't have a week to spend doing this. I'll put more about him later. The thing is though, if you ever met him, you would probably like him. He's a great guy, he must be, he puts up with me.

I hate to do it, but I need to go. I need to get some sleep, I've got a dentist's appointment later today.

Remember you are always in my prayers.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

New Computer

I know I've missed a couple of days, but I just built myself a computer. A friend helped me get the parts. I feel like I did pretty good on the over all cost, but I'd prefer not to go into that.

Instead let me tell you about last night. I actually got to go on a date with my husband. It's been almost a year since we've been able to go out and it be just the two of us. I'm very picky about who keep my children, most especially if I know they are going to stay over night. My brother-in-law volunteered to keep them for us. It was so nice to have some time with Jimmy. The only thing was the house was too quiet. It's surprising just what you get used to. I'm used to my boys making all kinds of noise, when they don't, I know something is either wrong or they are asleep. Anyway, we went to Red Lobster to eat. I really love seafood. The only thing I found wrong with the night was the fact that the only thing I had to talk to Jimmy about was the children. It's all I do. All my time is spent with the boys, and I just wanted to talk about something else for a little while. I even told him that, his reply was all he had to talk to me about was his job.

It's funny, we talk all the time about everything, yet when we get the chance to be adults and talk about interesting things, all we can find is either the children or his job. Oh well, I guess everyone goes through this. As long as we can talk about other things at other times, I don't guess it matters. I really enjoyed last night though. The only thing was when I woke up, I expected the children to already be up and watching TV. Man was the place ever quiet for most of the day. I know I fuss about having to spend so much of my time with them, but when they're gone, I sure do miss them.

Anyway, I'm going to go for now. I hope you have a great weekend, and may God keep you safe.