ss_blog_claim=cd46ef178142ba5c793d6628c487d5ef The Stuff I Think: June 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Collections

I've gotten to a point where I HATE laundry day. Previously, I didn't mind so much the washing or the drying and I could event tolerate the folding and putting away. But, since my daughter has come up with various things to "collect", laundry day has gotten to be a hassle.

Assuming that I remember to check her pockets, I'm subject to turning up anything from grass and rocks to change to whatever else the average 6 year old can stick in her pockets! Rocks seem to be her favorite and now there's one lodged in my agitator...and that agitates ME! Tiger Woods has fewer golf trophies than I have rocks in my house!

I don't want to put a damper on the little things my daughter enjoys, but how much more of this am I supposed to take??? I'm stepping on rocks, vacuuming up rocks, washing rocks in my washer, fishing them out of cats' water bowls and the toilet...I could build a new driveway just from the rocks in my shot glasses...it's ridiculous!! I love my baby girl, but we've got to stop with the rocks, already!!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Yep...it's Thursday again...yay!! I've had a pretty crappy couple of days (months, even?), so I decided to do something on a slightly positive note. So, today's "Thirteen" will be....drum roll, please....

THIRTEEN OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES:

1. "A memory can be a paradise from which we cannot be driven. It can also be a hell from which we cannot escape."--John Lancaster Spaulding

2. "Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be."-- David Bly

3. "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."-- Walter Winchell

4. "Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed."--Jonathan Swift

5. "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."--Oscar Wilde

6. "A true friend is someone who will know your name in heaven"--Patricia Pasquariello

7. "Turn your wounds into wisdom."--Oprah Winfrey

8. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."--Plato

9. "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."--Fred Brooks

10. "Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm."--Norman Vincent Peale

11. "You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die."--E.B. White in "Charlotte's Web"

12. "Explore. Dream. Discover."--Mark Twain

13. "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."--Anne Frank

I have so many more, it's not even comical! Maybe this theme will have to repeat at some point.