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Why go to church??

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on August 25, 2009

So, I received this email a few days ago, and thought I would post it here.  Warning…MAJOR rant to follow..

Why go to Church?

       If you’re spiritually alive, you’re going to love this! If
you’re spiritually dead, you won’t want to read it.  If you’re
spiritually curious, there is still hope!

       Why Go To Church?

       A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and
complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve
gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard
something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a
single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are
wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”

       This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor”
column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until
someone wrote this clincher:

       “I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has
cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the
entire menu for a single one of those meals But I do know this.. They
all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my
wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.
Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be
spiritually dead today!” When you are DOWN to nothing…. God is UP to
something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and
receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual
nourishment!

Ugh!  Where to start?  So much of this email pisses me off, I don’t know where to begin. 

A man (we will assume this is a true story) writes a letter saying, basically, he has learned nothing in church.  The reply that is highlighted makes note of food, and how it nourishes you even though you don’t remember the actual meal itself…blah blah.

Is anyone listening?  Hello?  The OP said he didn’t remember any of the sermons, which means, we can only guess, that he also doesn’t know the Bible or Yeshua.  (Stay with me..I plan on rambling a bit)  The major problem with church is that they are teaching UNtruth as truth.  Think I’m wrong?  Have you ever been to church?  Most of the sermons ARE forgetable!  Really!  I mean, how often have you come out of a service and talked about what the preacher just preached on?  My hubby and I rarely have because so much of it is the same old bullshit. 

The last time I went to church was earlier this year on easter (y’know, ishtar, named after the pagan fertility god? they don’t talk about that in church, do they?) So anyway, the guest pastor was going on about how he had taken his twin daughters to an easter egg hunt and how a helicopter dropped all the easter eggs in the middle of a big field and how all the littles went crazy running for eggs and it was cold and his girls were in matching dresses and…..

15 minutes later he started in on the message for the day.  Not once did he talk about the resurrection, the sacrifice, the pain, the horror, the betrayal and the hope that time is supposed to represent.  He glossed over that part, in like about 45 seconds, and went on to something else that I don’t remember.  I was so dissapointed and heartbroken, I decided there was no point in going back to that church, ever! 

I TOTALLY understand the man who will be skipping church from now on…and I agree with him.  You know, that day, I don’t even think we opened our Bibles?  I can’t remember what scripture he quoted, although in that church it was probably one of the usual oft used ones, like John 3:16. 

I am tired of preachers preaching instead of teaching!  I mean, let’s face it…it’s alot of nonsense wrapped up in a pretty bow with a joke at the beginning and a “be sure to bring you friends next week” at the end.  I didn’t bring any friends because there wasn’t that much to hear…not really. 

That church has a big “campus” at one end of town and a little “campus” at the other end of town, an hour away.  I went to the little one.  The senior pastor, when he was there, was really good, and he said alot of things that got me thinking…but, as time went on and our membership didn’t grow very fast, we started having more and more guest pastors and others who would preach in place of the lead guy.  So it was no surprise the lead guy was at the big campus..I mean it’s an important day…we gotta impress the “twice a year churchgoers so that they will come back and bring their friends” y’know! 

After service was over, they had an advertisement for the next “series”, an informercial of sorts, complete with graphics and music and images…it was very impressive, and very sad. 

This is what our churches now have to stoop to to get the sheeple in to warm the benches.  Because that is all I was, a benchwarmer. 

Church has now been transformed into a social hour instead of a place to learn the Word of Yahweh.  (yep, God’s real name is Yahweh…betcha never learnt that in church, didja?)

It all boils down to that fact that church is lukewarm…we are not being fed, we are being amused, and some “God-isms” are injected along the way to make it seem more Christian.  (now, don’t get your panties in a bunch…not ALL churches and not ALL pastors are like this…I do think the majority ARE like this..I mean just look at society as a whole..we ARE lost as a nation, no doubt)

 What we don’t get from the OP is what does he know of Yahweh?  What does he know of  His Son, Yeshua?  

This is the real point of the letter…this man is crying out, telling us, it seems, that he has learned nothing in 30 years of church going….How many of us are just like this man?  We get up on Sunday morning, eat our cinnamon rolls, put on a dress or slacks, and go to church.  Does your pastor inspire you?  Do you think about what he said as you go about your week?  Do you even read your Bible during the week?  (now that is a novel concept, isn’t it?  to actually READ the Word yourself?)  The church has fallen asleep, for the most part, and we have fallen asleep too.  What I wonder is, is this man going to now read the Bible for himself and learn about Yahweh and Yeshua? Or is he just using this as an excuse to sleep in on Sunday?

And where, exactly, does it say we even HAVE to go to church?  I know it says where two or more are gathered in My name there I will be, but it doesn’t say we have to meet once a week in an airconditioned building singing songs and praying rote prayers and wearing our high heels, now does it?  I realize I’m being cheeky, but let’s face it, it’s what is happening all across the land on Sunday.  (oh, and you know we are supposed to remember the sabbath, and keep it holy?  yeah, one of the 10 commandements?  well, the sabbath is Saturday, not Sunday….betcha they don’t talk about that in your church niether, do they?  they didn’t in mine…)

My eyes have recently been opened since I started digging deeper.  I am not great at it, but the Bible is becoming easier to read and put into use.  I am teaching my son scripture so that it will be a part of his life and not just a part of his Sunday.   I don’t want Yahweh to just be a once a week thing, ya know? 

Anyway, back to the email…the “clincher” reply is from a man who makes a comparison to food for the body and how he doesn’t remember his wifes meals and such….this is a poor comparison, at best.  I bet he remembers the meals he DIDN’T like!  I bet she doesn’t make those anymore!  The OP doesn’t have this luxury at his church…he can complain to the pastor, but the pastor has to keep the flock happy, and pushing sheeple to think diffrently is hard when it comes to religion.  I mean, as long as I’m saved, right, why should I follow Levitical law?  I mean, I’m saved, now I can eat and drink and be merry and go to church and that’s good enough, isn’t it???  I don’t have to do anything else, right? 

It’s not good enough.  Once you know the basics, you HAVE to go farther and deeper.  You cannot be stagnant when it comes to your faith and what you believe.  You, not your pastor, have to walk through life knowing what you will compromise on and what you won’t…what you will watch and what you won’t…what you will feed you kids and what you won’t….I think the second guy doesn’t understand the first guy at all, and probably many of the readers don’t understand his frustration in learning little over the years. 

Of course, maybe he just wanted to stir up the hornet’s nest for no other reason than to stir it up…

I, myself, do plan on going back to church…I want to know if any around me are teaching more than just doctrine, or if they are teaching Truth.  Mostly out of curiosity, and also because I want to challenge myself to look up the scriptures and see if they connect with what the pastor is teaching…to see if the teaching is a plate full of meat, or a glass of milk.

cheers…(and thank you for reading this)

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“The Watchmen” Movie, and the 8yr old girl next to me…

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on March 17, 2009

I went on a date…with my hubby!!  Yeah, it doesn’t happen all that often, so when it does, I get pretty excited.  We went to a place called The Movie Tavern, where you eat actual food and can drink beer, wine or cokes!  Hubby loved being able to drink a beer while watching a movie.  I had a huge plate of nachos (they needed more cheese) and hubby had quesadillas (he thinks they were deep fried, they were super crispy…too crispy).  The food was fine, and we will likely go back cuz, yknow, two birds…one stone…

Anyway, the movie was hmmmm, ok.  It’s about 2 1/2 hours and has some great action scenes.  It’s about a group of superheroes and their lives together.  One of them gets killed, and some of the others come together to figure out who did it and to stop more murders of other heroes.  The movie has a lot of back story moments. and while we need to know the back story, it slows down the movie quite a bit.  After awhile, I was like, who cares! Let’s get on with @ss kicking already!  Anyway, several times I was wondering how much longer it would last…I don’t often do that…I am pretty easily entertained when it comes to movies.  The filming was great and it did have lots of cool effects and stop action sequences and slow motion.

One of the characters, Dr. Manhattan, is worth mentioning because he was naked the entire movie, except for a few times.  He is glowing and blue and, apparently, all-knowing and all-seeing and can manipulate everything, metal, sand, water, among other things.  His back story was cool, and pretty fast.  The reason I mention his nakedness is because we get a full frontal…EVERYTIME!!!  And let me tell ya ladies, if he is that big flacid…I shutter to think how big it would be erect!!  YIKES!!!  It was very distracting because everytime he was on screen, I invariably had to look at it.  You know, it’s not like I have never seen a p*nis before, but y’know, it’s not often I see one on a 40 foot screen, and blue…  My hubby felt the same way, he was looking at it too.  Human nature.  All I could think was, d*mn, you would be bo-legged after that….but…I digress…

Anyway.. Soapbox alert

There was a little girl sitting next to me.  She was probably 7-9 years old.  Now, I am no expert at guessing ages, but she was obviously NOT 17.  This is a rated r movie for a reason, as children should not be allowed to see it.  It is very violent, with sex and tons of cussing.  The girl covered her eyes several times, as did I, but you could still hear the power saw cutting thru a mans forearms…you could still hear anther man’s skull get hacked to pieces with a cleaver….when I say violent, I mean VIOLENT. 

I wanna know what the hell the mother was thinking?  I would have left…wait, I would never let my kid see that in the first place, so that is a moot point.  At what point, in the decision making process, did the mom say to herself, ” hmm, it’s rated r, but I’m sure it’s not that bad, I mean it’s about heroes, right?” 

Did she ever stop to think that those images will be with her kid for awhile?  Maybe give her nightmares?  Did that occur to her??  I say this from experience, when I was a child, like 7 or 8, my mom and her first husband took me to see “The Exorcist” at the drive-inn.  Well, what a lovely movie for a child!  I remember looking out the back windshield at a cartoon that was playing across the lot, trying not to look at the screen or listen to the words.  I remember that to this day. 

Do parents consider what they let thier children watch these days anymore???  We are watching alot of PBS because there is no violence, and I don’t have to worry about it, not even the commercials (well the promos for the business that donate money).  I’ve talked before about my friends and thier kids, who are 4 and 2, how they went to see “Batman Begins.”  When we finally saw it on DVD, we just shook our heads at how irresponsible it is to let babies see such violence.  No wonder we have a legion of children who routinely lash out at teachers, parents and each other.  It couldn’t have anything to do with the fodder we let them watch on the movie screen, could it…of course not….(says with heavy sarcasm)

Anyway, I feel sorry for so many kids that are subjected to this trash because the parents don’t have enough sense to stay home and watch “Cars” instead…(shakes head and sighs)

Anyway, as for the movie…I wouldn’t watch it again.  Hubby feels the same.  I asked him if he would buy it and he said no. 

“Gran Torino” was far superior…and is worth buying.

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you never know….

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on March 13, 2009

how much crap you have until you have to pack it all up….3.5 months in advance of upcoming move….ugh

my scrapbooking alone took up 5 boxes…mainly because paper is freakin heavy…so they are 1/2 scrapbook 1/2 clothing, kids clothing at that. 

on the positive side…this frees up much needed rubermaid storage bins, yeah!!!

oh, and by the way, i am a total Twilight freak!  i have gone thru the series twice now and am currently addicted to fan fiction on the twilight saga site…ugh, i have a problem.  i think i am gonna read it again…who am i kidding, i am going to read it again..hubby thinks i’m losing it…who am i kidding, i lost it the moment i had kids….y’know?

so….off to waste time….

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I am going to class!

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on January 6, 2009

Well, sort of.  You see, a blog I read called watchgirl posted a link to something called Torah Class (notice what it says a little on down the page, on the left hand side *wink*).  Well, I started it last night and read thru two “classes”.  It’s very cool….VERY COOL!!  The teacher really opened up my mind to what the Word says, and conversely what it doesn’t say.  He talks about the duality of Scripture and, I already knew this (tooting my own horn), how a prophecy can have two meanings. 

I am stoked to delve in and learn and learn and learn and…..you get the idea. 

The Torah, commomly referred to as The Law, is the first 5 books of the Bible.  They were written by Moses himself.  When did Moses get these teachings from Yaweh (God)?  Well, he got them the same time he got the 10 Commandments!  That is so cool!  Of course, they don’t put that into the movie…do they???  Anywho, Torah is all about how to live a life that worships and is pleasing to Ya.  He put everything in there we are supposed to be doing…even doing today.  Uh, oh…methinks I might be changing some bad habits soon. 

So, I am going back to school, sort of.  The best part?  I mean besides growing and learning all I can about Ya and His Word?  It’s totally free!! 

Another cool free way to go to school is called Opencourseware.  Here you can find courses from MIT, Stanford and many other colleges.  The notes, syllabus, and lectures are all online and all free!!  Of course you don’t get credit, but at this point in my life, I don’t need credit hours to make me feel good about my level of education, of which I *almost* have an associate degree (snorts cause she *knows* this means nothing in the real world).  I think its totally wack that you can study all this stuff at home for free and get smart for free!!!  Yeah!  Of course, if ya wanted to, you could then take the test and CLEP out of the actual class and get credit, but I’m not sure of how that is done…just know it can be done. 

Anyway…I need to call a roofer…the hole in my roof still hasn’t been fixed since the hurricane and yes….it has rained many times.  The last roofer I called no-showed me 3 times.  I guess he doesn’t want to make $8, ooo.  (oh, yeah, you heard that right!  and the insurance check is only for half of that).  Turns out we need a whole new roof….yeah!!

Tonight I am making ropa vieja in the crockpot and it smells awesome. 

peace out.

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My love/hate relationship with the TV

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on December 15, 2008

Well, I have found that TV drives me crazy and makes me happy at the same time.  Before I had kids, I watched whatever and didn’t think a thing about it.  The amount, the content, the length whatever….it didn’t bother me or concern me.  I used to have the TV on all day, or most of the day, and watch off and on, but mostly I like the noise, and the fact that I was bored (remember, this is BEFORE kids).  Now, I have a new appreciation for TV.  Right now, newt is watching Dora the Explorer and he is quiet and I have a few mins to surf and catch up on email.  This would be the “love” part.  The “hate” part is that as soon as I turn off the TV, said child will then follow me around for the rest of the day because he doesn’t know what to do with himself!  I HAVE to tell him what to do!!  ALL DAY LONG!!!!  He has creativity in him, he will play by himself sometimes without being told what to do….but he mostly just does nothing.  So, after a few hours of no TV and we have cleaned and eaten and changed the baby and the laundry….you know what…the TV comes back on.   And again….I, ugh…i dunno. 

I have this romantic vision of what a no TV child looks like:  he plays quietly by himself for hours on end coming up with game after game, imaginary worlds where dinosaurs and puppies are friends and play alongside each other on the couch.  Now, I realize this is a total fantasy and that this child likely doesn’t exist! 

ugh, what am i trying to say. 

I guess, I’m tired of worrying about the incessant violence I see on TV and how it is polluting my child’s mind in ways I will never know.  I want him to play nice, and not hit or push or kick, many of these things are routinely on cartoons.  I want him to stay innocent and I know that is never going to happen. 

I am keenly aware of the shotguns and axes and bombs and such on cartoons…and this is just on Tom and Jerry!!  Think about what Wile E Coyote did to the Roadrunner!!!  I mean, how did my mom ever let me watch this stuff?

It makes me wonder about that little 8 year old boy who shot his dad and his dad’s friend.  He did it on purpose, but could he have possible understood the consequences such actions would cause?  Did he really understand what would happen?  Did he think his dad and friend would just get up again and be magically normal (like Tom).   My friend and her family, which includes a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl, routinely watch R rated movies, like Batman The Dark Knight.  Would you let your 4 year old watch that?  I haven’t even seen it, but it being R rated concerns me.  His daddy says it will make him tough.  Either that, or he will have no empathy because he has seen to much violence in his short, little life.  Children are shown these images all the time and do we ever stop to think if this might be good or not?  I doubt it. 

I was at the park two weeks ago and a little boy came up to me and said he was going to see “Twilight” the movie.  It’s about good vampires and bad vampires, he said.  He was only 4.  (shakes head sadly)

I wonder what video games like Grand Theft Auto 4 are doing to our youth. 

I wonder if it makes a difference, or am I just being silly and an alarmist?  I mean, I grew up with these same images, and I am alright, right???  Of course, I only watched a small amount of TV, and it was way different than it is now, ya know. 

All I know is, I limit TV during the day.  Somedays are better than others….somedays like today are not so good (it’s 45 degrees outside and I am not leaving unless I have to, so…we have to have some entertainment)

It’s a hard habit to break….

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Honor thy mother?

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on October 22, 2008

So, I just recieved a call from a lawyer…basically because my answering maching answered, they assumed I was my mother and proceeded to tell me that I have to call back with such and such claim number.  Now, this is not the first time a collection agency has called looking for my mom or step-father…this is, however, the first time a lawyer has called.  Methinks someone is in trouble!!  Well, they ask, as always, if I know how to reach her and I always give out her phone number.  My inner voice (ie God) warned me from giving out to much infor, and the guy asked “what happened to her” and I said, ” i dunno” and kept it light.  Then my inner voice said, honor thy mother and father…and now I am feeling guilty. 

I pay my bills, so why shouldn’t they?  Why should I have to put up with collection calls?  My hubby is a dr and it is very likely we will never be in collections….unless something terrible happens, so I am not going to put up with collectors.  On the other hand, my mom probably cannot afford to pay for whatever she is in collection on, and therefore isn’t able to make payments.  That being said…I know what will happen to this lawyer.  He will call, and she will answer, he will say “I am so and so from the law offices of” and she will hang up.  She will make a mental note of the number and never answer it again.  Why?  because when you owe someone money and can’t pay it back, the best thing to do is to ignore it and it will go away!  Right???

Anyway, I feel a little bad about the phone number thing, but then again, if they are lawyers, why can’t they find her number???  Maybe she is giving out false information on her credit apps?  I dunno and don’t want to.  I have paid off her credit cards before, to the tune of 9 grand (more if you count missed payment fees and interest), so I don’t have alot of sympathy for her because she has done this before, and if she can do it to her daughter, she can do it to a store…or something like that.  I am feel mean thinking and writing about it…but here I am writing and thinking it…I would like to quote scripture, like

“Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” (“Ἀπόδοτε οὖν τὰ Καίσαρος Καίσαρι καὶ τὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ τῷ Θεῷ”) (Matthew 22:21).

But that won’t work here…Jesus was talking about giving Caesar’s coin back to him because it had his image on it…and offensive to Jews because the coin refereced Caesar as being the divine son, bleh. 

I’m sure there is something I could find…maybe when my baby isn’t crying on the floor because his piano keeps turning over and he keeps trying to eat it.  His nickname right now is “crainkers” because he is cranky and winy and crying alot this week. 

Well, that was totally off topic!

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oh, man

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 3, 2008

newt just dropped his drawers, and started whining….

“i can’t wear scooby-scooby doo undies, i want spiderman  undies”

he has since pulled up his shorts, but not before standing in front of the tv for 60 secs before he decided to put them back on….how funny is that?  when was the last time you dropped your shorts and complained cause you felt like it?  maybe i should try that once in awhile…(i would get my hubby’s attention…FOR SURE!!)

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Happy Birthday to me!

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 3, 2008

well, i’m officially old! i have hit my mid-thirties. how did i ring in the “new” year? i took care of my poor newt who is running fever and has (again) exodative tonsilitis. hubby is already thinking of having them, those pesky tonsils that is, removed. i am not looking forward to another surgery. i already had enough of that with his ear fiasco. roo roo is doing well, and has already started to teeth, oh joy. just the barest hint of a front tooth is coming thru. it makes me a little sad. i will miss that toothless grin; he has got to be the cutest thing this side of the mississippi. have i told you lately how awesome it is having a baby again? it is the coolest and neatest and best blessing ever. babies are fun.

now, i am off to bury myself in 6, count ’em 6, slices of cheesecake from the cheesecake factory. we have….carrot cake, coconut, godiva, tiramisu, turtle, and caramel..i think those are the flavors, but who really cares? it’s cheesecake for crying out loud!!!! my b-day present from hubby, plus he wants to take me out for dinner! he hasn’t said that is a very loooong time. can’t blame him, though, the man does work 12 hour days…

happy b-day to me!!!!
cheers, aj

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how to lose 5 pounds in 1 day!!!

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on July 8, 2008

well, folks, i have the no fail way to lose a wopping 5 pounds in just one day!! it’s called a stomach bug, ewwwww. i’m sorry, no diet fads here. the fam and i went to a friends’ house on july 4 for some bbq and friendship. we got there and the husband said, i’m gonna be sick…went to the side of the yard and threw up. we stayed for about 1 1/2 hours, hubby was worried about him, and then we left and went to sis in laws instead. well, fast forward to saturday night and i tell hubby my tummy hurts, and he gives me the look, and i say, it’s nothing, i just ate to much…welll, about an hour later i was alternately hugging and sitting on the potty. ugh. around 230 in the morning, after i threw up the water i had drank, it finally stopped. and i just moaned and was miserable till hubby got up at 330 to get ready for work…needless to say, he called in sick. it took 4 phone calls to get someone to come in for him, by the way; can anyone say “team work” sorry to be so snarky, but he hasn’t called in sick in like 6 months, and i was just getting irritated cause he is the only one i can count on cause our families can’t be called in at the last minute to help(they live far away, have kids, and some of them can’t be trusted…sad but true). i wish we had more friends, but it just hasn’t happened for us. i am alone with the kids alot, and hubby is at work alot and we just don’t get out, ever!

ok, pitty party is over….i promise!!!

roo is now 15 pounds…well at least last week he was, he is probably more now. i don’t just make milk, i make half-n-half. this boy is nothing but rolls. he will be 3 months old in 3 days, and we are fitting into 9 month old clothes. poor newt was barely 20 pounds at 1 yr old! he was breastfed too….every baby is different, that’s for sure!!!

it has been raining here almost everyday. my bell peppers have been eaten alive, and have now made more babies (the other babies got eaten) and i bought pesticide to try to save the new ones, and also my lettuce. next year we may put a screen over them, but that may not help. i need to learn more about beneficial pests and planting things together that help keep the bugs away…like apparently marigolds by tomatoes keep bugs away! (i happen to catch that one from the paula deen cooking show..not sure why, but that nugget of info has stuck with me for more that a year)

well, back to cruising the internet and waisting my 3 yr old’s nap time!! i will be making tortillas and starting some curtains during this time, so not all is waisted, heehee!

cheers!

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2 month checkup

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on June 13, 2008

well, roo is officially 2 months old, 9 weeks today!! it has gone by very fast, mainly because newt is a major distraction. poor roo gets attention only when newt is a: sleeping or b: watching tv…oh well, at least he won’t remember being ignored for long periods of time, heehee! we got a checkup on thurs and roo weighs in at 13 pounds!! and 22 3/4 inches. he is a super chunk. he is, apparently, thriving. the state of texas wants him to get another blood test, but his dr. says he is fine…the state health dept called my pedi today asking for another blood test….something about this bothers me, alot. what if i just didn’t want another blood test done? why should the state be dictating to me that my son needs another test, just so they can have the right numbers on record. i don’t know….a little to “big brother” for me. roo is fine, and that is all the state needs to know.

we went to the ymca today, and newt participated in a preschoolers fitness class. he did really well. it was fun for both of us. we listened to music and hopped, jumped, galloped, skipped and ran when it said to. the teacher was great and she talked to the kids and was very easy going. we played red light, green light….danced with stuffed animals and ended with some light stretching. we will be going again next week. it will, eventually, help him with his co-ordination…once he can stand on one foot, ha! there were lots of kids, too. i was surprised at that. i worked out for only about 25 mins on the bike…doing around 4.5 miles…it’s not as impressive as it sounds…i was not on a high resistance, but i did break a sweat, which is the point.

i gave roo a bath yesterday and has to scrub his head with a brush cause he was getting cradle cap, which is a build up of skin…well, no self respecting hairdresser is gonna let her kids get cradle cap, so i scrubbed, his head turned a nice shade of red, he cried a little, and then took a nap…clean babies smell sooooooo gooooood!

roasted chicken and potatoes for dinner tonight….hubby is working all day tomorrow, so we will have a buffet for dinner on saturday…which means cheese and chips for newt and leftovers for mom…maybe i can get newt to eat a burrito that i made from leftover beans that i smashed with already cooked ground beef; i rolled into a tortilla with chees that i had on hand, and waalah….10 or more frozen homemade burritos with no preservatives or added yukkies like hydrogenation or red dye#5… they are in the freezer, along with my texas french toast; french toast made with texas toast bread…a hearty breakfast for sure!

i’m off to recipe land to find recipes for next week…tonight and tomorrow we will be working on father’s day presents…newt is gonna make several things, with my help of course. i hope daddy likes them…i think he will…

cheers…

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