Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I would like to thank...

I would like to thank the Pillsbury dough boy for making premade cookie dough. My life revolves around it. Last night I made 144 sugar cookies for my girls to take to school. Grace was taking them for her birthday(Dec. 27), Julia was taking them because it was her last day of school for winter break, and Sophie was taking cookies for her Christmas party at preschool. She was going to be decorating the cookies with her class. My oldest is taking her cookies tomorrow for her last day of school. So, tonight I have a date with the Pillsbury dough boy. I also iced all the cookies except the ones for Sophie.

This brings me to the next person I'd like to thank...Betty Crocker. I'd like to thank her for two reasons. One, her icing was on sale, and two she had icing with colored sprinkles in it. YEAH!!!

So, thank you to the both of you. You saved me a great deal of time, energy, and my sanity. If I had to of made the dough by scratch I would have had more dirty dishes , and who knows what time I would have gotten some shut eye. KUDOS!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

O Sweet Child of Mine...

While I am not a huge Guns n Roses fan, I do like some of their classic songs...Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle, and O Sweet Child of Mine. Whenever my husband goes to Wal-mart alone, he tends to come home with an assortment of new CDs. His cd buying habits are equivalent to my purse buying. He is always buying cds that were popular when we were growing up, hence Guns N Roses. I decided to take the cd and listen to it on my way to take the kids to school.

I put the cd in. My oldest daughter looks at the cd case, examining it closely. She then releases an uuuugh! Keep in mind she is 12 and is into the Johas Brothers, High Musical soundtrack, Kelly Clarkson, so you get the idea. They way her "uuuugh" was uttered was so funny. It was full of disgust. It was equivalent to when my mom would play classical music in the car. I just found it to be a funny moment for me as a mom. Of course my kindergartner asked me to turn the music down because she couldn't hear her movie. I did. My brief moment of stepping back in time to being a junior high kid ended, but I would resume the moment shortly.

I dropped the kids off at school, and was alone in my car at last. I was to go shopping and free to listen to my music as loud as I wanted to. Now picture this...Here I am driving in my Nissan Quest mini-van, wearing a striped long sleeve tee, corduroy blazer, jeans, and ballet flats, and rocking out to Guns N Roses!!! It was an awesome moment even if it only lasted a few minutes. I felt liberated belting out the lyrics to O Sweet Child of Mine in my best Axel Rose voice. What a moment. It was my theme song for the day. Everyone should have one, and everyone should have a moment. All day in my head I'd sing that song. I felt great!!!