Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shout Out!!

With the creation of TIVO and DVR'S it's a wonder that anyone watches commercials anymore. I have to admit I don't, I usually either watch my shows recorded or just pause them and do whatever I need to do so that I don't ever catch up and I can fast forward all the way through! That being said, there are a few advertisers I will stop and watch. Here is my commercial shout out list, my "fave 5" if you will (get it, that's TMobile, ironcially enough, they aren't on my list...lol)

5. Jack In the Box (earworm alert...yippee, ay, yey, mini sirloin burgers) they are super silly, but I love em'.
4. Sonic...the very assinine conversations in the car, sometimes they are pretty darn witty.
3. Geico...who can resist the creeptastic eyes on a big pile of money.
2. E-trade...the talking baby is genius, this gives my number 1 a real run for their money.

and, for right now anyway,
1. ATT...the rollover minutes mom. She's a nut and I probably like her so much because she's always got the super crazy wild look in her eyes. The best so far is the one in the van, where she launches off about the rollover minutes only to be interrupted by her son...the combo "what did you just say to me/go ahead, say something else" look is greatness, as a mom of all boys I've given that look countless of times.

So there you have it, I'm sure you had a better way to spend these past few minutes of your life.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Okay, so I don't ever post and it may be another year before I post again...lol...and I doubt anyone will read this, but I'm posting anyway.

It was a year ago that we got the very shocking news that Jerry needed open heart surgery, immediately. While we've known he was going to have to have it at some point, he had surpassed all the age benchmarks given, so we sort of took it for granted. Needless to say, a year later he's alive and well. The only reminder of his surgery being a scar on his chest. He's terribly self conscious about it, he sees ugly, I see life. Without that scar, he'd be dead. That's no melodrama, folks. Every medical professional we encountered commented that he had presented with every symptom leading to sudden death. Mercifully God didn't let it get that far. So this coupled with the restoration of our marriage, and having healthy children should leave me thankful and feeling blessed and happy, right? Wrong, I'm disgustingly human and while a year ago I was savoring every moment with my husband and family. I'm a year removed and back to taking life for granted. It's sad really. Lots of things have been going on around me that have given me reason to pause and reflect lately. I know a year ago I believed the Lord meant for us to do something with this "second" chance we were given. I prayed that he would reveal to me his plan for us. And while I think he has in bits and pieces, I struggle to hear what he's saying. Don't get me wrong, I don't think we are supposed to save the world and I don't think He expects repayment of sorts. It's just us. I just don't know how yet. A year ago I loved my husband fiercely, today I love him on conditions. A year ago I cherished my children, today I struggle with my patience with them. I don't want a tragedy to make me be the person God means for me to be. I want to be that person right now. So I say I can't hear Him, but clearly He's saying something, or I wouldn't be struggling so much right now. Or maybe I'm just realizing what a sucky person I am, because honestly, my life has never been in a better place and I'm ashamed the way I feel sometimes. We are truly blessed, Jerry has the scar to prove it.