ss_blog_claim=cd46ef178142ba5c793d6628c487d5ef The Stuff I Think: June 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

What the Heck?!?!?!?!

I'm having a hard time wrapping my finger around the deaths of WWE wrestler, Chris Benoit, and his family. When I first heard the news from my husband on Monday night, I was stunned and saddened. Then, when I woke up Tuesday and read that it was an apparent murder-suicide and that Chris was responsible, I was flabbergasted! I remember watching him on Raw and other wrestling shows when Greg and I first started dating, but I'm not going to pretend to have known him in-depth, through interviews or anything else. But, it still shocks me that a parent would kill their child. I'm not "mother of the year" material by any means. I don't always play dolls when I should and my child sometimes goes to bed without a bath and every now and then I forget to make her brush her teeth. She even eats fast food when Mommy is too lazy to cook. But I would NEVER, EVER, EVER do anything to cause her physical harm, much less death! What goes through a parent's mind as they're smothering their child???? I feel for the little boy....I feel for his mother....but most of all, I feel for Chris Benoit, because you've GOT to be one messed up SOB to take the life of your own son and I'm enough of a God-fearing girl to believe that it's something HE'LL be paying for in his afterlife!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ten on Tuesday

Today's Ten on Tuesday is "10 Favorite Bands of All Time". This one was super easy for me because I'm a music fanatic! In fact, the hardest part this week will be narrowing it down to ONLY 10! So, in totally RANDOM order, here they are:

1. Bon Jovi--Jon is SO hot for his age!

2. Motley Crue--I also have a "thing" for Vince Neil and Tommy Lee

3. The Monkees--my mother introduced me to them when I was a kid...they were her favorite growing up.

4. Guns N Roses--can you tell I'm a fan of the 80's "hair bands"?

5. Poison--is it my imagination, or is Brett Michaels STILL hot?

6. 3 Doors Down--Mississippi boys! I worked with the lead singer's brother in law...he was my boss, actually!

7. Daughtry--one of my favorite NEW bands

8. Lynyrd Skynyrd--not sure if I spelled that right, to be honest, but they are the quintessential southern rock band!

9. Red Hot Chili Peppers--love me some Flea!

10. Hinder--another one of my favorite new bands

There you have it! There are SO many more that didn't make the list!

Monday, June 18, 2007

I'm A Survivor!

In all honesty, I'm not sure HOW I'd survive in a strange city with no money or other resources, but I'd have to somehow. I couldn't just LET myself die, you know? Of course, I'd much rather just watch USA Network's Burn Notice, which is a new TV show with just that very premise. Michael Weston is a CIA operative who will find himself in a very similar situation. This show is set to begin on June 28.

I don't know what HE'S going to do, but I guess I'd have to resign myself to begging on street corners or something. Maybe I'd find a homeless shelter somewhere, I don't know. If I couldn't find a shelter, I have no idea what I'd do. It would be tough, because I'm a little spoiled, I suppose, and I've grown accustomed to having a roof over my head and at least enough money to buy food and sometimes even a few "extras"! I do realize, though, that there are people in this country who aren't as fortunate as I am and I think this show will be a lesson in gratitude. I pray I never find myself in that situation, but I'm sure I'll find myself tuning in to the show to check it out!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about REBECCA

13 Ways I Can Tell I Am A Mother:

1. I've learned all the words of all the Nick Jr. cartoon theme songs, not so much because I was trying to, but more because of constant repetition.

2. There is at least one toy in EVERY room of my house.

3. There is at least one picture of a beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed girl in EVERY room of my house.

4. My daughter hands me a grass weed out of the yard, proudly proclaiming that it's a beautiful flower, and I actually see it no differently.

5. I have twelve dozen of the beforementioned weeds in "vases" around my house.

6. I have sucked up at least a million rocks in my vacuum.

7. Someone can hand me $500 and the first thing I think of is "what does my daughter need/want?"

8. I would honestly rather spend time with my daughter than do anything else in the world.

9. I gave up my awesome red sports car and opted for a 4-door Camry.

10. I've made it my business to collect ALL the Disney movies on DVD.

11. Nothing makes my heart jump more than to hear her say "I love you, Mommy, and you're my best friend in the world."

12. Nothing saddens me more than to know that one day that will change.

13. There's not a night that goes by that I don't say a prayer, thanking God for my miracle and asking Him to help keep her healthy and safe and help me be the best mom I can be.

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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

All Grown Up

I took Alyssa to her first dance class today. My little angel is getting SO big! I really like her dance studio, though. They have a big lobby with TVs in two corners hooked to a camera in the studio so the parents can watch their children in class. So I got to witness my daughter's first experience with ballet, tumbling, and tap. She did SOOOO good!! Mommy is proud!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

My Upcoming Week

Now starts the beginning of my busy summer! I have to be up at 7am every day this week to get Alyssa ready to go to Bible School. Then, Tuesday evening at 5pm, she'll have dance class, which we're really excited about. Then, on Friday, we'll have her final program at Bible School. And, somewhere in the middle, I have to get her bedroom set ordered, find my wedding rings she lost, do laundry, go grocery shopping, call the landlord about the water spot on the ceiling in Alyssa's room, etc. Believe it or not, though, I LOVE being busy! It beat being bored.

Friday, June 01, 2007

How Much Do You Care?

Imagine for a moment, that you're a drug addict. It's a stretch for most of us, I realize, but just work with me here. Now, imagine that there's a rehab program that will help you through the 5 stages of addiction recovery in only 28 days. Would you be willing to try it? In Michigan, there's a drug treatment program that does just that. They not only guide you through the initial withdrawals and detoxification, but they teach you how to deal with life's misunderstandings in a healthy way, without turning to drugs and/or alcohol. I'm fortunate enough to have never battled an addiction disease, but if you or someone you know IS battling, isn't it worth it to check it out?