Thursday, January 15, 2009

Random Thoughts Thursday

This morning a sweet little old lady knocked on my door on behalf of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. She called me honey, oohed and aahed over Ellie’s ballerina princess dress, was amazed to learn I had two older children, said I was “slim and petite”, shared her love of Jesus with me, nodded in agreement as I expressed my faith in Him, and wished His blessings upon me as she turned to go, leaving me with only a small flier offering Biblical answers to some of life’s common questions. Mormons should seriously consider sending little old ladies door-to-door. They’re much harder to say no to than 19-year-old boys. After she left I felt bad that I hadn’t asked her in for hot cocoa at the very least. With that power, she’ll probably convert half the neighborhood in one day!

I’m concerned that I’m becoming a Twilight addict. This is most likely your fault, Pam. I am now determined to learn Bella’s Lullaby on the piano, and I will probably buy the movie when it comes out on DVD, in the hopes that I can convince Chris to watch it with me (like that’ll ever happen!)

I have another school uniform committee meeting tonight. Supposedly the principal has made an executive decision in regards to color. My sources tell me this is a decision I will approve of, but if that’s the case then, based on the atmosphere of the last meeting, it’s likely that most of the other parents present will not approve, resulting in an interesting meeting tonight.

Why do two of my children still feel the need for me to accompany them to the bathroom at 4:00 in the morning?

In true blogger fashion, I’m working on a list of 100 things about me (despite having passed my 100th post quite some time ago). It’s not as easy as it sounds.

I am really interested in Chinese culture right now (no particular reason for sharing this, just because I can, I guess.)

I just joined an online opinion poll service that promises rewards that are good enough to sound promising without being too good to be true. We’ll see how it goes.

I won the lottery again! Seriously, I need to change my email address or something, because unfortunately the lottery winning emails are the least my worries as far as spam goes. Some of those messages…ew!

Salvation just arrived in the mail, in the form of a package from Grandma E. containing a few random belongings we left behind, including – oh glorious day! – Dora Saves the Snow Princess!!! Ellie and her friend are now in Dora-induced heaven and are no longer arguing over puzzle pieces. Thank you, Grandma!

Lori, I promise I will answer your question soon. I just have a hard time narrowing it down to that one moment of perfect happiness you demanded. (Pardon my Seriously, So Blessed moment, but really, I have a pretty dang good life!)


  1. Glad I could help! It's ok to be obsessed with Twilight. Actually, it's awesome to be obsessed! I am so obsessed. I have the feeling that if we lived closer we could talk for days and days about Twilight. Man, I miss you!

  2. Honestly I just started Breaking Dawn (Yes it took me that long plus a dearth of anything else to read to come to terms with whiny spineless Bella to pick it up.) And I will say par for the course. It started painfully but mostly because I had been reading great fiction by Toni Morrison and a time traveler and his wife. But now that I've been numbed by the the trite language, it is...fine. So sadly I'm afraid I will end up somewhat a Twilight curmudgeon (I just think that is a cool word.)

    Oh, Allie if you are interested in Chinese culture you have to read Wild Swans. It is a memoir of the author's grandmother, mother and herself. Don't worry it reads like a novel for about 85% and the history is fascinating. It was one of those must own books after I read it. Another one, fiction, is Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. (But I would read the Wild Swan's first and you will really get the context of the second so much better.) Sorry about the long comment.

  3. I'm bordering on "Twilight" addict as well. I keep trying to find it online, just so I can get my Edward fix. Pathetic, I know. Anyway I didn't give you my email address so that you can email me and give me yours. So that in turn I can invite you to view my blog. Anyway it's

  4. I have been waiting all day to read this because I always want to take my time on Random Thought s Thursday. They are always so good. Sometimes it's as if I had written them.

  5. Twilight addicts (who are a little apprehensive to be called an addict) unite!! heh

    Aiden went to a school with uniforms for kindergarten. I thought it was the best thing ever. Yes, sometimes he wanted to wear his cool Star Wars t-shirt to school, and I wish he could have. But it sure was nice not to have to worry about what he had to wear and if he fit in with the other kids, and whatever. I'm sure you've heard everything I have said or could say about uniforms, so I'll stop now.

    Take your time on the 100 things. It took me a couple of days to keep coming back to it to get mine done. And now that it's been a few years since I did it, I'm thinking of doing it again.

    Oh, and I'm glad you had a positive experience with a JW. I had a really positive one quite a few years ago, but then, much more recently, I had a not so pleasant experience. I try really hard be polite and everything to the door knockers because I think about my brother out serving a mission and it must be SO hard to go door to door. But once she started in with dismissing my religion and my family... well, I was done.

    Anyway... I'm going to stop hijacking your blog now. OH! One last thing... Chinese New Year is coming up pretty soon. Just to throw that out there. :)


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