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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Did me some more learning!


I know you look forward to this day of the week because you want to glean off of my ever learning wisdom that I share so faithfully with you all. I know I know, you don't have to thank me! I'm happy to do it. So get out your pens and paper and get ready to soak it all in!

This week I learned that.....

1. .......when a child that usually isn't quiet is quiet, he's doing something he shouldn't be. Like smashing chalk into dust all over our screen porch floor and our table.

2. .....that if you spend 2 hours cleaning your boys room (ages 3 and 6) it will only take them 15 mins. to get it looking like its old self again. *sigh*

3. .....that buying an old house and fixing it up is time consuming and cost money and it's time consuming. Going on 11 years now! LOL. *sigh*

4. ....that knowing you're going to see your best friend in less then a week after not seeing her for over 4 months is a reason to get excited!!

5. ......that even at my age I am still a bit competitive. Oh I've got an example and my daughter as a witness. It goes something like this. We're at Wal-Mart, and I know I've mentioned that they are COMPLETELY redoing the WHOLE store and rearranging EVERYTHING, right? Well I've now come to a place where I can pretty much find what I need pretty quickly. This day was no exception. I had my cart and I was happily scurrying through the aisles like a woman on a mission. So picture it, 6 ft. woman, shopping cart and the look of determination on her face. Wouldn't you stay out of the way? Granted that look of determination really comes in the form of a goofy smile that is always permanently plastered on my face but still I was bookin' it. So I'm seeking out my last item on my list and making good time. I have my target in sight and then it happens, this lady didn't look both ways before pulling out into the "flow" and she stepped right out in front of me and my cart and practically stopped me dead in my tracks. If I had to compare this with driving I'd say I went from 60 to 5 MPH. She was lost! And I couldn't get around her because of oncoming traffic!! *heavy sigh* At last she felt the glare, the breathing down the neck and she pulled off to the side to let me pass. Little did I know that there was an impatient young man coming up behind me WITHOUT a cart and I swiftly cut him off and said "Uh uh. I don't think so! " LOL. I really did. But trust me if you know me this was all done in jest, but it really did happen. I arrived at my final destination unscathed! Phew! Are you still with me? Do you think I'm crazy! LOL. This stuff really happens to me. Granted most of it is self inflicted but still! Hee! Hee!

Well those are my lessons learned for the week.
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BIG HUGS!!!

30 comments:

  1. It seems like we always learn #1 the hard way!

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  2. Ugh on #2!
    That is awesome that you get to see your best friend. Definitely exciting, I'm sure!!

    Lol on Walmart incident! :D

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  3. KIMMY,

    I can so picture this....that's what is cracking me up right now. Remind me to never go to your garden and whack down something ...lol

    I love you, my friend!!

    Big hugs.

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  4. I just love reading your blog. You always have a way of brightening my day even when it's cloudy outside. Thanks for the lessons learned, and uh, I guess I'd better quit being so competitive in Wal-Mart as well. OOPS! Ha ha ha Love you, Tammy

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  5. there should be lanes with arrows and yellow blinking light for caution in Walmarts.....

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  6. So true about the boys rooms...what is that? I mean the rest of the house is clean but you can tell they ate breakfast lunch and dinner in that place!!!! =)

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  7. You almost got into a Wal-Mart Whammy!

    You go girl!

    Love ya!

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  8. You know those things they used to put on the front of steam engine trains that were meant to knock cows off the track? You should consider putting one of those on the front of your cart. Hey, you mean business!

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  9. My oldest last night actually asked me why she had to clean her room now because we weren't having company until Saturday and it would just turn into a disaster by that time anyway and then she'd have to clean it all over again. I just sighed and made her do it anyway. You could hardly see carpet!

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  10. Great thoughts Kim!!

    Stopping by to let you know someone has nominated you for an Awesome Blog 2009 Award!! Come on over and see what category they thought you rocked!!

    http://awesomestblogs2009.blogspot.com/

    God bless-
    Amanda

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  11. Ok I gotta know! What was that last item on your list?

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  12. I, too, have an older house. I often wonder what 'normal' people do in their spare time. We're working on 9 years...lots to go...sigh.

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  13. I can totally picture you at Wal-mart, we're almost the same height (I'm 5'12") and we have very similar shopping styles.

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  14. #s 1 and 2 are so true for me. We've also done our share of remodeling in the 6 years we've lived in this house, so I hear you on that, too.

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  15. I hear you on the renovation drama! It takes a lifetime!

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  16. I learned #1 the third day back from the honeymoon! LOL. She was begging for supper and I told her it would only take me 10 minutes and no she couldn't have a snack or else she'd ruin her appetite. Her Daddy was outside and I knew she was in. Nothing. Nada. No noise. But why was her bedroom door closed? Because she was on the other side of her bed, in the dark, eating a LD Star Crunch. She doesn't care much for them to this day, LOL!

    Remind me to stay out of your way at wowmart, LOL!

    I love your lessons learned!

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  17. #1 is the number 1 rule in our house:-)

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  18. I am the same way at the store. Get out of my way and let me get my stuff done. I don't think that is too hard.

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  19. The store story was hilarious. girl you are so funny. I totally agree with the rest of the list. When Stunt Man is too quiet, I usually hear "uh oh, I broke...." ugh. :)

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  20. #4~how exciting for you! I love my girlfriends!

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  21. LOL! I'm with you all the way. Competition and boys rooms and all! :)

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  22. I am so glad that you take the time to share the learning so I don't have to make my brain do any work!

    I am very glad my friend that I do not go to your Walmart as I feel that you would run me down and leave me bleeding in an aisle if I was in your way - LOL!! ;)

    So excited for you to see your friend!! Yay!!! :)

    Guess what? I AM HOME!!! Woo Hoo! Can't believe I actually made it.

    Big Walmart Fast Lane hugs to you!! :)

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  23. Hey Kim...you would fit in really well at my WallyWorld!!!

    Thanks for the smiles....
    Susan

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  24. great blog. love the way of your writing.
    Cheers!

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  25. They changer our walmart around too. Not it is a where is it store. And quit selling Gatorade in dry containers of all things.

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  26. I can SO relate to so many of those...especially the quiet toddler. We say Hailey has two settings LOUD and asleep though the later is sparce at best!

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  27. Hey Kim. Thought I'd stop by and say hello. I can TOTALLY relate with you on #1 & #2! Silence is not a good thing when there's a 3 yr old in the house (unless of course they're taking a nap). I think I found Mason naked once. Luckily, I found him before he did any major damage. OH...and that #2...Don't get me started there. It's hopeless.

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  28. Usually, the rest of the store is vacant compared to the very congested aisle or place you want to pass through. I NEVER understood that one!

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  29. What really stinks is that in the middle of a remodel, your husband gets the ax at work....going on 6 months... Well, at least we still got a roof over our head and indoor plumbing!

    My parents are vacationing in Florida, so I'm going to sound the alarm and let them know that a wild and crazy woman might be on the loose in their neck of the woods who's completely harmless... especially if you toss some bags of chocolate her way! ( ;

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  30. Oh I hate it when people get in my way when I'm on a mission. I'm cracking up picturing the whole scenerio.

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