Sunday, March 18, 2007

March 17, 2007

It was 23 years ago today that I was engaged....

I was engaged on March 17, 1984 ... I was only 20! Rick took me to Three Ships Inn, a fancy restaurant and he ordered a bottle of wine ... and they never asked for my ID ... that they kept filling my glass with, at every course. Finally I had to use the bathroom, and when I stood up the room was spinning, and I had to lean on chairs to get to the bathroom. My feet felt like that were made of lead. Aye yi yi, I have no clue how I made it to and from the bathroom, I'm sure it was obvious, because I remember my hands feeling like lead as I grabbed chairs to steady myself to the bathroom.


Later I told Rick he did not have to get me drunk, chances are I would have said yes.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Chocolate Covered Cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries, March 2007

Well Julia has made us all laugh once again. Yesterday, it was warm and she decided to just wear underwear and sandals ... in the house this time, Thank Goodness ... well she came to me holding her bottom, and it looked like something was in there.
ME: Oh Julia did you have an accident in your pants.
Julia: ah huh
Nicholas: Oh man she has a lot of poop in her pants.
ME: Freeze, don't move, let me help you!
Nicholas: OH MY GOSH, she is digging it out with her hand, she has a handful and its dropping on the floor!!!!!
ME: JULIA, stop it! right now!!!!!! (I am trying to get to her as fast as I can, from across the room)
Nicholas: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, MOM SHE IS EATING IT NOW.
ME: JULIA STOP STOP STOP
Nicholas: HUH? Mom she has chocolate covered cherries in her underpants.
(laugher all around)
We get the chocolate away from her, dig the rest out of her underpants and I give her a time out for getting into Dad's valentines Candy. No clue where it was or how she found it.
So I peek to see that she is sitting on the stairs for her time out and I see her eating yet more chocolate, as she raises her hands to cover her mouth, knowing she's been caught, I see one fall from her arm pit. One day perhaps the FBI may need her!!!!
sheesh! Funniest part of all is that she wanted me to think she had pooped in her pants, rather than get caught with chocolate!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

More on forgiveness

I have prayed many times for a true understanding of forgiveness. God in his awesomeness has given me moments and glimpses of what it truly means to forgive. I stumbled upon this book, "Left to Tell" that has truly helped me grasp every aspect of total forgiveness. There is nothing that can't be forgiven. Please get a copy of this book for your home library, you will be amazed at how you are transformed. I used it with my book group, and all of them from various denominations and beliefs loved this story. How fortunate we were to read this during lent.