Mommy Monday

mommy monday

Yesterday at church, a sweet old lady that always sits behind us showed us something very special to her. It was a small notebook she bought back in the 50’s/60’s. Inside were quotes from her daughter when she was a toddler.

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She handed it over to Huff the Hubs and I and said, “I’ve been wanting to share this with you for a while. I love watching your children in church. I just wanted to pass on a little something if I could: write down what your kids say. They’re only little for a small amount of time and the things they say need to be treasured.”

I seriously thought I might cry!

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It reiterated to me that this was the best $13 I have ever spent:

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This book helps you document all the hilarious, sweet, and inappropriate things toddlers say so you can reminisce (and also embarrass your kids)!

I can’t wait to bring up this quote at Hermione’s 18th birthday:

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(In her defense, she had heard Momma say that a time or ten; breastfeeding can be rough, y’all!)

 

Do you write down your kids’ quotes? You should start now!

Writer Wednesday

Here lately, I’ve been struggling to think of things to blog about. There are a lot of things happening in the world, but most of them are political. And I don’t do politics. Mostly because I probably disagree with a large number of people and I don’t have the time or energy to deal with the inevitable foolishness of those that want to make personal attacks via the interwebs.

Anywhoo…

So while I was cleaning the other day, I came across a book I literally haven’t picked up since I bought it FOUR years ago:

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This book has pages and pages of writing prompts, ideas, quotes, and inspiration for writing. And I thought: “Hey! Why not do a feature each week with a short story? This will give me something to blog about and keep my writing skills up to snuff!”

That’s exactly what I’ve decided to do. Every Wednesday from henceforth will be: Writer Wednesday. I’ll pick a prompt from the book and write a short story for your amusement (or chagrin).

Let’s get to it! Today’s prompt is:

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He helped me into the car. I didn’t know where we were going. I was excited at first; this mysterious trip had obviously been planned for a while. I saw him on the phone, talking softly into the receiver a few days back. He caught me looking at him and flashed me a grin. Surely we were going to a wonderful locale.

 

He didn’t take me on too many trips. We normally just stayed home. I think he was a little embarrassed by me. I couldn’t blame him; there were some things I had done in public that most people wouldn’t dare do. I didn’t care what other people thought of me, though. He loved me and I stood by him, for better or for worse.

 

We piled into the car. He turned the radio on and started singing, patting me on the shoulder when I looked at him. It was a nice out, so he rolled the window down. He knew how much I loved to feel the wind whipping through my hair. I breathed in deep. I loved the smells of summer. I could actually taste the burgers someone was grilling a few blocks away. My stomach growled; when had I eaten last?

 

We drove for what felt like forever. The scenes were vaguely familiar; like I had been this way before. I started to get a little anxious—where were we going? I looked over at him for answers. He said nothing, just smiled at me and rubbed my cheek. His touch soothed me, so I relaxed a little. I closed my eyes and let the wind rush over me.

 

Suddenly, I felt the car stop. Slowly, I opened my eyes to see where we were. I let out a moan as I made out the letters on the sign:

 

“Dr. Spool, Veterinarian.”

 

Fan Girl Friday

Hello nerdlings! I’ve rounded up some awesome geek finds this week! Let’s dive right in!

 

A gamer's retreat.

A gamer’s retreat.

Look at this awesome living room! The guy in the photo made ALL of it! How cool is that? He based his couch off of a design from Igor Chak’s site! I’m totally going to show this picture to my dad and see if he can make some of this stuff for me and Huff the Hubs!

 

 

The BEST lightsaber. EVER.

The BEST lightsaber. EVER.

We don’t eat corn on the cob much in our house, but after seeing these I’m totally going to stock up! How cool would it be to have a Cornsaber fight at the dinner table? (Probably not that cool to clean freaks or people that don’t like their food to touch other food).

 

 

In one ear and out the other.

In one ear and out the other.

I’ve never officially played Portal (I know, I know, my Geek Card needs to be revoked) and to be honest, I hate watching the hubs play it. (Its soooooo boring! I need a game with a story! Ugh. Okay, sorry. Had to vent. Anyway, moving on…) I’m totally considering pretending that I like Portal just so I can wear these earrings!

 

"I don’t believe there’s a power in the ‘verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct-tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.” – Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly

“I don’t believe there’s a power in the ‘verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct-tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.” – Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly

Feeling a little out of the loop with some of your nerdy friends? Tired of not being able to join in when they quote Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek, or Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? Have no fear! Wired.com has compiled a list of the 100 Quotes Every Geek Should Know!