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Friday, February 13, 2009

Driving Me Crazy

Here is a video of E driving. Fasten your seatbelt, literally. Kind of feels like you're at an Imax theater. Oh, and Ryan, as we were coming out of our lane I took some video of our neighbor's Bernese Mountain dogs, who happened to be outside. They are so cute. Oh, and unfortunately I had just turned off the camera when Eric drove by "some hot chick" (his words) and nearly drove off the road while craning his neck to check her out. Dear lord, help me.

Oh, and a cartoon that is so appropriate for us right now...

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It used to be impossible to get Eric to go get a haircut. Now I just say, "You can drive there," and off we go!

The book I'm reading right now - GOOD MORNING - is a positive affirmation book. I like this one: "Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are" (Bernice Johnson Reagan). Positive affirmation: "I grow in positive ways from each challenge I face in life." The book is by Brook Noel. I've always remembered this saying too: "Every ending is just a beginning in disguise." Just when you think God has closed a door, another one opens. :) Trust Him.

The other day I kind of threw out the idea to Eric that he should maybe, possibly start thinking about what kind of job he wants to get for the summer. You would have thought I told him I was shipping him off to military school. He says, "I'm not getting a job!" Me: "Yes you are." Eric: "No I'm not." Me: "Yes you are." (You get the idea) Eric: "I don't need a job; I have $1,000." After a very brief conversation about how it's not about the money, it's about learning responsibility; you need to keep busy and not sit around all summer, etc., etc. (which to Eric was blah, blah, blah, I'm sure), he immediately got on his iphone and started texting his friends. I'm sure it went something like this: cn u blv my mom sd i hv 2 gt a stpd is tht. idk wst (i don't know what she's thinking). And that was it. At least I planted the seed. Good thing I had a job when I was 15 so I was able to use the ol' "WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE..." lecture. Phew.

The Bachelor-watch: I'm really liking Molly and Melissa, although they are very young and I'm not sure they are ready to marry someone with a child, but Naomi had to go. Jillian has a cute Canadien accent but I think she's in it for the competition.

American Idol-watch: It's down to 36 but I don't know everyone's names yet. I LOVE the guy who is a church youth pastor and his wife died just before he tried out. He has a great voice.

I signed up at for a fun way to track my goals. What the heck, it's free and it's really easy to do. Plus, they email you every two days (or 7 days) to remind you to post your progress to the chart. I want to make one for Eric so he can track his workouts, drinking shakes, practicing basketball (which he is doing outside right this minute), etc. Click to see my chart on the right.

If you want to let the world know what is the greatest gift your mother gave you, go to and you can win a copy of the book Real Simple Cleaning. (I know,'ve been just dying for a copy.)

Also, check out this website: If you click on your city and do search properties by zip code, enter zip and then go to your street name in that zip code, it shows your entire street, who owns what house (by name) and how much it last sold for. Really interesting.

Click on this link below for the most amazing animal story. You may have seen it on the Internet...about the rat who rides on the cat who rides on the dog. You don't have to watch it for long; just take a gander at the unusual trio. Never seen anything like it. (No commercials or anything, it goes right into the story)

If that doesn't work, try this link:

Here are some basketball pics of Eric's team after the last game and during the game.

Remember to scroll down to the previous post because I don't always remember to email everyone when I write a new post. Heaven forbid you should miss something exciting going on in my life (ha!)


Unknown said...

Hi Lynne, nice movies. Wish I I knew how to do all this.

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