Friday, March 30, 2007

First one of these I liked enough to post

You are a Romantic Realist

Okay, so you fall in the middle.
You know that love isn't like a greeting card...
Yet you can always find a greeting card to describe your feelings.

You are the best of both worlds
Girly yet independent, dreamy yet serious.
Almost any guy can find balance with you.

It's fun how right this is-- Especially the "you can always find a greeting card to describe your feelings" bit.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

WFMW-- Diaper-change help

Anybody with a baby has probably experienced two things: a wind-up music box of some kind (frequently inside a stuffed animal) that doesn't run very long, and a baby that doesn't like to stay still for his/her diaper change.

Well, I started putting those together, and Voila! I have made a previously useless gift useful (where else am I going to be available to re-wind a music box when it runs out after 15-seconds?) and eeked out a longer episode of cooperation from my 10-mo. old.

So far it's been useless for those stressful middle-of-the-night changes, but during the day at least this works for me!

(I am the Amy Jane from Untangling Tales--link above-- but I recently decided to use this blog for the memes, I think they're called, that don't fit my word/stories theme over there.)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesday's rememinder

It's Tuesday, so be sure to check out Tuesday Tales.

Monday, March 19, 2007

My Main Problem With the World


This is it; right here:
The lack of clear expectations.

So there's this song I love, written for a batch of men to sing, that I haven't heard (live) since I was 15.

Now, at a unique place in life, I have the influence (being in the right place at the right time) to propose it the the men's Sunday school for their "special."

Pastor and Guitar Dude are both present and agree it could be worth checking out. I'm thrilled. This was two weeks ago, and nobody spoke to me again.

This Sunday I wasn't at church and DH comes home with this story that the guys wanted my song, but as they couldn't find me they picked something else.

DH teased, "That's what you get for missing church." I'm thinking, "What do they think? That I've got it tattooed on me or something? Who was going to tell me they wanted the music so I could bring it?"

Anyway, I'm just bummed. I'm going to review it and see if it can be introduced as a general congregational song. Hate to let it go that easy...
Isn't it interesting that with a splash of confidence and a clear plan it is possible to look like (and be taken as) an authority?

Of course it helps to have a known talent in the area as well. Puts more weight behind what you have to say.

Yet Another Blog!

I've been looking at the fun Weeklies that go around, but haven't wanted to clutter up my main blog or confuse the people who read my family centered stuff.

So here we go-- I love this Monday children's book thing, and might move my shorter WFMW over here too.

If I ever find out how to put up pix I may even try a Tackle it Tuesday.

Anyway, now I've yet another blog.

I'll call it a place to play. Time will tell how often I stop by to visit...

Children's Book Monday

There's a House Inside My Mommy.

Such a fun story. Great for a young oldest child, it talks about Mommy being tired, feeling sick ("If I had a house in my tummy, I'd feel sick too") and eating weird things without sound like it's making fun.

It's very gentle and positive. There's no real transition from preggers to the new baby (it just shows up), but for this age group, I think that works fine.

This is now on our list to buy for the next friend pregnant with #2.

More Children's Book Monday here.