Thursday, August 30, 2007


Today something happened that I don't think has happened before. Today Ace's parents called and I was happy about it. They called to offer us food, which is wonderful. Our freezer now has food in it. It's nice to get free food. We had fun putting the food all away.

I spent most of the rest of the day listening to sermons. I did get around to cleaning almost all the windows in the house too. I didn't do a perfect job, but I did a good job. I only have one window that I need to re-clean. If our lawn and our neighbor's lawn didn't have as much dirt, the windows wouldn't have been so dirty. I wasn't caring about fully clean, because they will just get dirty again when the lawns are mowed again.

I'm in a good mood, which pleases me greatly. I now have nothing else to say.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Recommended Movies

Well, I have about one more chance to suggest movies before I am on a movie diet for an indefinite period. So, I have some suggestions for movies for you to see.

1. The Ultimate Gift - The movie is good. The book was better, but the movie was good. The actors seem perfect for the roles they are playing. The story is believable, which is important with movies. It touches the heart, gives some laughs, and makes you want to be a better person.

2. The Darwin Awards - It's based on the books and website. I had heard of several of the stories before, but it's more interesting to see them on a screen. There are some interesting theories put forth by the main character, and the romance is sweet if predictable. Mostly, get it for the laughs (very, very funny).

3. 100 Girls - Okay, this isn't really all that much of a "chick flick", but it is a funny story of a guy trying to find the girl he had one night with in the elevator of a girl's dorm. The cool part is that they showed all different types of girls, and really got into why there is a battle between the sexes. It's funny, but has good moments of thought. And the main character's speech toward the end to his mystery girl, well... the response he got sounds like what most girls would say.

Well, that's my recommendations from the movies we got and watched this week. All really good, and all ones I would recommend to others.

I think I'm going to suggest some cuddle time to Ace soon. It's been a little while since we've cuddled.


Monday, August 27, 2007

Advice for Everyone Part 2

Respect your body. This means keeping it decently covered in public. And listen to it when it tells you it needs a break. You can only go so long on adrenaline before you drop. Don’t push yourself that far.

People who spend more time at work than at home have one of two things going on: 1. They love their job. 2. They are avoiding something at home. More often, it will be number 2. This is a problem for their marriage.

Learn as much as you can about parenting before you do it. Then, jump in with both feet and your arms wide open. And remember, when you parent you are learning as you go. So is your child. This remains true for each additional child you add to your life. Each stage is the first one.

Start your own traditions, especially around holidays and birthdays. This is extremely important. You won’t always have your parents around to do their traditions. Besides, you should have your own traditions for your own family. And as much as traditions are important, they need to change as the family does.

Always remember to let the people you love know it. Even if it’s only a simple request that they stay safe. It will warm their hearts to know how much you care. And, stay safe, because I care about you!

Be patient with small children and geniuses. Small children are still learning. Geniuses sometimes have to talk or think things out. We both require some patience in dealing with our idiosyncrasies. We are doing the best we can.

Fall in love. Believe it will work out. But fall in love.

That's all for today.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

New Feature

Well, I know that I don't have much in the way of visitors right now (and may never), but I am curious about where you are. So, down at the bottom of the page, right above the counter for number of people who've visited, there is a map for you to add yourself. I know that Ace reads my blog, and I, of course, know where he lives, but he should add himself too. All you have to put is a name (preferably the one you comment with), city, and state. I'm not going to hunt anyone down, because that is creepy and I'm not interested in being creepy.

I finished Cheaper by the Dozen last night, and have moved on to Dave Barry's Money Secrets. It's full of funny and only half accurate information (his explanation of the economy is rather accurate. Not 100%, but close), which isn't surprising since that seems to be his style overall (I enjoy reading his work, but always take what he is saying with a grain of salt. Unless he's talking about bad songs, then I pretty much agree with him).

I should go. I've been somewhat bad today by not putting on a bra yet, and I'm pretty sure my back will complain later. If I put one on now, I'll save myself frustration later.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Remembering My Dreams

Last night, at church, I got reminded that God can do more through me than I think I can do. After church, on our way home, Ace and I talked about the dreams we have for things to do for God that we hadn't talked about in a while. We want to do things to help Tulsa be a better place. We want to help people. And if I think about what all would have to be done (or the amount of money involved), I think my mind would freak out. So, I think of the end result that God has shown me, and focus on that.

Today, Ace and I went to the library. I ended up getting 4 non-fiction books and one fiction book (the next mystery in the series I'm reading). I'm reading Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey as well as Who was Oscar Mayer? which is about the people behind the well known name brands. It's interesting to read the mini-biographies.

Other than that, I've spent quite a bit of the day listening to sermons that Ace downloaded from the internet. We've decided to cancel our Blockbuster online subscription. We're wanting to spend more time around God's word, so that is leaving, at least for now.

Well, I'm done for now.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Delays in Posting

I was originally planning on posting something on Saturday, but that plan got unexpectedly dropped. We had a brief power outage (not related to storms, and for unknown, to us, reasons). We only lost power for about 10 minutes, but when the power came up our modem never reconnected to our cable companies internet source. We did get our internet back up this morning, but it made for a long weekend with no internet. Not surprisingly to Ace, I've been online since we got back from the chiropractor's office. I've spent most of that time catching up on comics and blogs. I still have a little ways to go, but I figured I should post while I'm still thinking about it.

I started my period yesterday. Nicely, this month, it was only 2 days later than I was thinking it should be. That's a lot better than waiting over half a month and wondering.

Guillermo is entertaining to watch sometimes. He has a big need to chew on things (his things, not ours), and today he chewed on a can for a little while. He closes his eyes when he chews. He also spent a moment or two wiggling on his back (I guess scratching an itch). That made me laugh because it looked so odd.

We've slowed down right now on watching stuff. We spent most of this past weekend listening to sermons and playing games on our laptops. Not a bad way to spend a weekend, but an odd way.

I think I've found that I'm very picky about what mysteries I like. I don't want to read about someone being in danger for most of the story, which cuts down on the number of mysteries I can read by a large portion. I seem to prefer ones that make me think (like Sherlock Holmes stories).

Well, now that you're caught up, I'm going to go finish catching up myself.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Ticking Away of Time

I don't know if any one noticed, but it's almost time for my period to start. I feel slightly disappointed in myself, because I mentally promised myself I wouldn't say anything about it. There are, according to some of the blogs I read, a lot of people out there announcing pregnancy. And there are some people who are happy for them, but bitter that they aren't part of the crowd. I know that feeling, and there is a part of me that is bitter because those same people have one child while I have a dog. It's hard, because I am genuinely happy for them (the pregnant people, and the people who already have kids), but I desire to be one of them so badly it hurts sometimes.

So, hopefully I won't start my period. Hopefully, despite some things I wish would change, I'll be pregnant and waiting for the next 9 months to pass so I have my own adorable, so-cute-I-want-to-consume child of my own to hold. At the very least, I hope that in the next few days I'll get to have sex with Ace again (his being busy 2 nights a week puts a cramp in our sex life) and a few other things will turn around.

I'm going to go cuddle with my husband, otherwise I think I may cry.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Visiting My Father

I'm not visiting my father currently, but I've been thinking about what I like when I am. I enjoy spending my time there reading. I do that a lot there. In fact, I spend almost all the time I'm awake while there reading. One of the other things I like about being there is the food. I enjoy eating the food my stepmother makes, and I enjoy the restaurants that my father takes us to when he's giving my stepmother time off from cooking for everyone. The food is good and healthy.

What I have been doing lately is spending time reading books from the library. Right now, I've got 6 mystery novels (Ace doesn't want to have to keep taking me to and from the library twice a week). We're hoping that a once a week trip will be able to satisfy my reading needs. That is made slightly more difficult when I consider that I read about a book a day (even with watching TV and doing chores).

Well, I think I'm going to go do something else now. Like watching TV and doing a little reading of some books.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

What I Learned Today

Today, I learned that I need to start taking an iron supplement every other day. Otherwise, I start feeling light-headed and things seem kind of fuzzy. I'm hoping doing so will also help with the sleepiness issue too (it should). I should have realized, because I felt the same way on Wednesday and the iron pill helped then (well, I felt like things were fuzzier today, but other than that).

I also learned that Guillermo will, when he can't get into the trashcans, knock stuff off the counter and get himself in trouble that way. He tried to hide under the car (which worked for a very short time) to get away from the trouble he was in. He ended up outside for around an hour and then he had a bath to get the grease and oil from the engine off him. He's clean now, but we are going to have to be more creative. He only acts up like this when we are gone, not at night. It's odd. Janet thinks it could be separation anxiety. I guess it's possible, but it's frustrating.

Well, I'm off to do other things.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007


I'm currently thinking about accomplishments.

Let me clarify. I'm thinking about how weird it is that some accomplishments are easy to define (like I got my laundry washed and dried or I finished reading my book - both actually happened today) and how others are harder to define (like I figured out x, y, and z, but am I really sure about where I stand on them - totally didn't happen today).

I also am wondering about what my goals are.

I know one of my main goals is to get pregnant and then raise said children after successfully giving birth to them. And I'd like to raise them well. I want them to do good things and not be dependent on me for, well, anything.

But what are my goals after the kids are grown? I can see parts of the world while raising kids, so that's not so much a goal really far out. I can read whatever books I want around raising kids (the books won't be read as fast, but they will get read).

Why are all my current goals things that could be fully accomplished in the next 20 years?

And there I am slightly stumped. For now.

Maybe around then, I'll be ready for a cross country road trip, with some mix tapes (more likely mp3s or whatever is popular then). Or maybe I'll have a connection to someone I've never met before and learn their life history.

The important thing is, I know I have options, and I'm looking forward to figuring them out as I get there.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Summer's Here (Where's My Energy?)

Summer finally hit Tulsa this past week. We've started having consistently warm days, and are expecting highs in over 100 in the next week (if the weather forecast is to be believed). Despite the warm weather, I feel like spending all my time napping in my bed. I don't remember ever being this chronically tired before. Today, I didn't fully get dressed or even walk outside the shelter of my house. We opened the curtains and let the sun shine in, but I stayed in the pajama bottoms I put on last night. The only fresh air I've gotten is when I've let the dog in and out, which isn't much.

I did read quite a bit today, but that's all I did. I read over half of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. I read my chapter from the Bible (John 16). I played games on my computer (Spider Solitaire) and read blogs. Basically, it boils down to the fact that I didn't clean the bathrooms like I intended yesterday or do anything else really. I did get some dishes done, but that wasn't really all that time consuming (and it was so Ace would make some pudding, so it was kind of selfish). I'm hoping tomorrow will be better (I will at least get the laundry washed, dried, and in the house).

Well, I'm off to spend some time with Ace. I promised him some cuddling before he went to sleep (he had a test to take first. The certificate next to me tells me he passed).


Monday, August 6, 2007

Being Lazy and Keeping Busy

The past two days have been an interesting study in opposites. Yesterday, Ace and I were lazy and watched DVDs and had sex. Today, we both were rather busy (well, I was as busy as I get). I got all our laundry folded and put away (someday, I'll keep up with that), the dishwasher unloaded and reloaded, and I cleaned out the one drawer we had left before our house was fully organized. I finished another chapter in my book on global warming (it is decidedly not favoring Al Gore's opinion on global warming). I went to the library and checked out three more books to read (May Contain Nuts by John O'Farrell - almost done with this one already, Hickory Dickory Death by Agatha Christie - I enjoy her books, and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg - I was looking for this one when I went to the library last week). Oh, and Ace and I went to our chiropractic appointment this morning too, if everything else weren't enough.

Yesterday, we tried to watch The Seven Year Itch. I think we made it almost halfway through before we decided that the imagination of the main character was annoying. Every small little thing got blown up into this big huge deal. We enjoyed watching Police Academy. I, oddly, have seen some of the sequels, so I knew I would enjoy it. I think Ace had already seen it at some point, so he knew he would enjoy it. We are also halfway through season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I've enjoyed listening to the commentary on a few of the episodes. It has convinced me that we totally need to get the entire series when we can. And we should probably get the series of 21 Jump Street too. Why didn't I notice how cute Johnny Depp was when the show was first on? (I guess I was too young to appreciate him at the time.)

Well, I think I'll get back to my book. It was somewhat hard to put down this long.


Friday, August 3, 2007

Lack of Energy

After keeping busy for the past couple of days, I find myself wanting to just spend a few days laying around and doing nothing. Actually, I was fine with doing stuff this morning, but once noon hit, I seemed to want to lay around and not do anything for the weekend. I can't even seem to come up with anything I want to do besides lay around and watch TV. I've prayed, read my Bible, got the laundry clean (folding can wait, apparently), unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, and caught up on the comics from the paper. Oh, and I made a trip to Blockbuster with Ace earlier today. My body seems to be saying that I've done enough for the rest of the day, so I should take it easy. I have done a lot in a short time frame, but half of the stuff is just putting things in a machine and letting it do most of the work.

On the plus side, we've started Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2 and Ace has 2 loans in the works (with a potential 3rd loan to be started soon). So, things are looking up for us.

I'm going to go, because of that very important laying around thing my body is pulling me towards.