The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm not a doctor, AND I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night!

I know I'm turning into my mother, who always has a bit of medical advice for me whenever I have an ache or pain. Although I haven't told her yet, I do have poison ivy (first time in my life) and I don't know how to get rid of it. Although my mom works for a doctor's office, she's full of HOME REMEDIES. And she believes a good round of anti-biotics can kill anything in the world! :) So... mom, how the heck do I get rid of this poison ivy?

On another note, my friend told me today how she has been having certain unmentionable symptoms for like six weeks. I have her convinced that she might have Hepatitis A (I had it in 2001 and it sounds alot like what she's experiencing) so she went off to the acute care clinic to have her blood tested. I really am becoming my mother, aren't I?

If you ever click on any of the blogs links I follow, you might have noticed a recurring theme last week... my friends are CLEANING their houses... yawn, sigh, GUILT! So, my friend Kristine had me really inspired and I actually spent a good part of Sunday afternoon cleaning and decluttering my downstairs. My problem is that I am absolutely obsessed with floors! So whenever I start to clean, I get bogged down in the hours I will spend trying to make my wood floor shine! The carpet, on the other hand, gets NO attention because I hate carpet and no matter what I do it never looks good... but my wood floors... oh yeah, right, I was decluttering. So anyway, Heather posted about how much FUN it was this week to do her five minute per room tidy, so I am thinking that I might be missing the boat. Never one to let a little thing like peer pressure go unyielded, I am determined to start this 5 minute miracle clean tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.

Last but not least, three neighbors and I relived a little of our high school mischief tonight. A friend and neighbor is turning 50 tomorrow (happy birthday Janet) and the bus-stop moms all did a little yard decorating tonight! It was tons of fun. We hung 50's all in her bushes and trees and forked her yard. We used 500 plastic forks and wrote a big 5-0 in the grass and lined her front walk as well. I will try to get a photo tomorrow morning so you can see the maturity level happening in my neighborhood. I hope we didn't give any of the teenage kids any ideas... school's out on Thursday, they are probably prime for some mischief of their own.


Amy said...

I am still laughing at your comment to me last night! GREAT names! In my half dream state last night I came up with Casey, Macy or Lacy to go with Gracie. Totally opposite my Gs or Ps... but I kinda like Casey maybe.

I am garage saleing this weekend -- so cleaning a bit myself!! I NEED to flygirl, just can't do it just yet!

mommaof4wife2r said...

u crack me up....

Kristine said...

I'll come declutter and you come clean my floors? Deal?

Ok...the other are NEVER supposed to tell people after you do things like that to someone's yard and even when asked you are NEVER supposed to admit that you did it! You just told the whole world...geesh Ondrea...ha. So fun to do those things isn't it?!!! I wished we lived closer...I would have loved to have helped.

You are a funny girl!


This IS The Fun Part! said...

Don't worry too much about sounding like your mother .. .. what's really frightening is when you clamp your hand over your mouth and your brain screams, "OMG, you sound just like your GRANDMOTHER!" That'll scare the hell out of ya!

And 500 forks!!! What a riot! But I must side with Kristine, you don't tell about it -- at least until the next day!! What if she checks your blog tonight, ya big dummy!

Have a wonderful Wednesday - don't forget pictures!


Barb said...

I am waiting for the pictures . . . , too, probably would have fessed up - just from the rush of doing something so out of my character!

Barb said...

oh yeah - one of your new "followers" is an old friend of mine from high school who i recently hooked up with through FB after 20 years!

Kristine said...

I just blog-awarded you! Come back to my blog and check it out and also...thanks for the ideas! They are great!