Talking in Parenthesis

Talking in Parenthesis

Ramblings and angst from a mostly stay at home mom

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us. It is in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. -Nelson Mandela

Monday, December 01, 2008

I liked this one

Your Theme Song is Beautiful Day by U2

"Sky falls, you feel like

It's a beautiful day

Don't let it get away"

You see the beauty in life, especially in ordinary everyday moments.

And if you're feeling down, even that seems a little beautiful too.

What's Your Theme Song?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Just one thing

All I have to say for today is

Monday, November 03, 2008

And what are you?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I wish could come up with some wonderful inspiring title. But frankly I can't. Yesterday afternoon a friend and mock trial teammate of my oldest son died after being taken off life support. She was walking across the street next to the high school to go to the store to buy a cake for her friend when a guy turning right hit her. She was 15 years old.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Musings

I found this on Andy's blog and after deciding to post it I went back and looked at my blog. It has not been what I wanted it to be. So I am going to make more of an effort to write. I will try once a week. And to added the new things in my life. I have a new hobby that I love and makes me feel very good. So that is my pledge to myself. Now on to the fun stuff...

40 Really Random Questions and Answers about Me...

1. Do you like bleu cheese? Yes, in fact it is on my sandwich for lunch.

2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? Yes, and clove cigarettes

3. Do you own a gun? No

4. What flavor Kool Ade was your favorite? pink lemonade

5. Do you get nervous before Dr.'s appointments? depends

6. What do you think of hot dogs? nothing better in the summer

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Hmmm, Scrooged

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Lemon Zinger Tea

9. Can you do push-ups? Not anymore

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? depends on my mood

11. Favorite hobby? ATCs

12. Do you have ADD? No

13. What's one trait you don't like about yourself? I am too hard on myself

14. Middle name? Allison

15.Name three thoughts at this exact moment. What the heck is the dog barking at? Why are they using leaf blowers? Why is the dog still barking?

16. Current hate? How mean people are to each other

17. What's your favorite place? The Rocky Mountains

18. How did you bring in the last New Year? I went to bed, had to be at work in the morning.

19. Where would you like to go? Costa Rica

20. Name three other people who will post this. ???

21. Do you own slippers? Someplace, but I usually wear those fluffy socks

22. What shirt are you wearing? Navy blue t-shirt

23. Do you like sleeping on satin? Not really

24. Can you whistle? Yes

25. Would you be a pirate? I don't think so

26. What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever is stuck in my head at that moment

27. Favorite girl's name? Allison

28. Favorite boy's name? Brinton

29. What's in your pocket right now? Cell phone

30. Last thing that made you laugh? One of my bird's telling the dog to stop barking.

31. Best bed sheets as a child? Peter Rabbit

32. Worst injury? Knee

33. Do you love where you live? Yes, wouldn't live any other place

34. How many TVs in your house? 4

35. Who is your loudest friend? Renee

36. How many dogs? One and he is still barking!

37. Does someone have a crush on you? Yes

38. What is your favorite book? Oh lord, there is wsy too many to list

39. What is your favorite candy? Reeses

40. Favorite sports team? Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A new Meme

This was sent to me so I decided to post it here, feel free to add it to your own blog.

1. I've come to realize that my first kiss... Not as memorable as we were lead to believe it was going to be, in fact is was down right icky.

2. I am listening to...Trace Adkins.

3. I talk... a lot according to most people.

4. I love... my family

5. My best friend... is very sad right now.

6. My car is... absent

7. My life is... is there a word for busier than busy?

8. I hate it when people ask... are you okay?

9. Love is... everything.

10. Marriage is... work, worth it but work

11. Somewhere, someone is thinking... What? Who?

12. This weekend... I worked

13. I have a secret crush... nobody right now

14. I can't handle... the wind

15. My cell phone... has pictures of my birds on them

16. When I wake up in the morning... with too much to do

17. Before I go to bed I... watch the news

18. Right now I am thinking about... what is for lunch

19. Babies are... done for me,lol.

20. I get on Facebook... to keep in touch with a few friends

21. Today I... caught up on my email

22. Tonight I will... make cards

23. Tomorrow I will... go to the store

24. I really want to be... hmmm, I am pretty happy with what I am now

25. My heart is... full

26. My friends are... there

27. My family is...happy, loving and nuts

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Three Things Thursday

Okay that little time out by You Tube inspired a TTT.
Bands that really loved in high school and college.

1. Erasure! There is no way you can be in a bad mood when listening to this!

2. Depeche Mode especially when I was in a "deep" mood.

3. INXS Before Micheal killed himself. This was prime getting ready to go out music.

Just because

Yes I am a proud child of the 80's