Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One of My Favorites!

You know you are from Pleasant Grove if you hang out here!

I LOVE Taco Amigo. We locals call it TA--everyone from PG knows what TA means.
They have yummy burritos. I order mine with extra hot sauce and extra cheese. Their cheeseburgers are also very lovely. Their shakes are stupendous. My favorite drink is a large diet coke with cherry, with LOTS of pebble ice. Yes, TA is responsible for my addiction to pebble ice.
But the BEST thing by far are the french fries--
I like mine with tons and tons of salt!

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Last Teen Driver

I am taking Moo to the DMV to take the test for his Driver's Permit. This whole process totally confuses me. First, the kids have to have a Driver's Permit for 6 months BEFORE they can get a Driver's License. While this makes sense to me (practice makes perfect), what I don't understand is why they get this permit BEFORE they take any Driver's Training classes. So, have them pass a written test and then they can legally drive with absolutely NO experience.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oh My Aching Body!

My body is rebelling.
Every muscle in my body has been aching constantly for two days.
I used to be able to handle stress much better in my youth.
I feel like the lady in the cartoon looks.
Maybe if I swallow a fly I will feel better!
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Daddy is 80!

This is my daddy. He is 80 years old today. He still takes care of me. I LOVE HIM!
Sadly, this is what is left of our family of 6. Mom and Essa live together in heaven and we miss them every day. But for now, BD Bum, Johnny Cake, Papa, and Me together is ok.

Happy, happy birthday, Daddy Dear!

P.S. We are throwing you a surprise 80th birthday Open House tonight, and since you refuse to blog, or Facebook, or anything like that....you know nothing about it and will still be surprised, even after this post!

Oh, and since you made us promise NOT to do anything for your birthday....and we did anyway, you won't be mad because Bryan is secretly flying in from Hawaii! He is our secret weapon!

Love ya, Papa!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

People, Discipline Your Kids!

I freely admit that I am not the perfect mother, but really? I cannot believe the lack of parental discipline I see DAILY! I work in a public place, a Museum to be exact. Can you believe people let their kids RUN through the Museum, SCREAM at each other and their parents, STAND and WALK all over the upholstered benches? Honestly I see this ALL the time and it makes me crazy. Yesterday, however, totally shocked me. I was in the ladies' room safely tucked into a stall, when a little girl got on the floor and looked under my stall---about 3 times! (Her Mom was busy in her own stall.) Trying to give them the benefit of the doubt (that this little girl simply didn't know any better), as I left the stall and continued to the sink, I kindly said to the little girl, "You're not suppose to look under the stalls at other people, it's not polite". So, if you were that girl's mom still in your own stall, what would you do? Well, she did exactly what I see everyday....absolutely NOTHING!

Parents of today, you do your children NO favors by not disciplining them! Children need to be taught, and then they need to be taught consequences and consistency. I know it's hard, I know sometimes it feels like a battle--but you can either fight that battle when they are young, or when they are teenagers--you choose. Don't even get me started on the way children are allowed to talk to their parents!

The lack of parental discipline that I see daily,

Feel strongly about this
do I?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I Have a Follower!

May I just say that I am so happy that I have ONE follower!!
Thanks, Louise!
Luv, Mom

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hang in There!

Secretly, I hate that phrase..."Hang in there"...
NO! I don't want to 'hang in there' anymore!
I'm tired, I'm discouraged, I've been hanging in there for what seems like an eternity and I'm done.
Then that little tantrum of a feeling disipates a bit and I realize that not only do I tell people this all the time, but that hanging in there is the purpose and the secret to life. We learn, we grow. There are so many things about our lives that we can NOT control. So, change the things that CAN be changed, and CHOOSE your attitude with the things you cannot change.
and hey...Hang in there!
(still hate that phrase)
P.S. I really love that cute kid whose life size shape is hanging out in the picture!
-Mama Jones

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bucket List

Most of the blogs that I follow, the clever author posts a "Bucket List". Over the last few months I have been thinking what I would put on my "Bucket List". Here's where I need help. I have questions about such a list.

1. Can said Bucket List contain things I really want to do but cannot physically accomplish?

2. Do I fail if I list an item that falls under the cannot physically accomplish category on my Bucket List?

3. Am I overthinking this? most likely yes.

What should be on my Bucket List?

Monday, January 10, 2011

And So I Begin....

If I could create a world, it would have snow in December only, and be warm/hot the rest of the year. Also, I would live exactly where I live right now, except the beach would be in my backyard!

Because I feel the need to say some things, (see random subject and picture above) and put them out there in cyper-space...and because I feel like joining almost EVERYONE in the world,
I have started my very own blog!

Randomness updated as often as I feel like it!
Ta Ta!
-Mama Jones