Quick Take Friday

I am beginning, yet again, a new commitment to blogging.  MUST USE MY BRAIN.... OK, well the last blog post didn't require much brain work.  But, I did have to sit down and think a little.  Let me say that automatic word fill on my cell phone is ruining me.  It's like I can't be bothered with typing my own apostrophe anymore.  Lazy....and now the return key is stuck on my lap top.  Yuck.
I would be using the desk top, but  number one son is taking an on-line economics test that is due by noon... and he has to work at 9:30.  Thank goodness for the kindness of his friends who thought to text him at midnight and remind him of all that was due.  That would explain coming downstairs at 7 to find him still awake sitting at the computer.  My constant nagging wasn't getting through I suppose.  Why do I struggle so much with this helicopter thing?
My mother-in-law is in the hospital in NOLA, please pray for her.  At first they thought she had a stroke.  That was a horrible phone call to get.  Luckily she was coherent and was able to talk to us and explain what happened.  The doctor wanted to administer a stroke medication that was slightly controversial.  We had 30 minutes to decide and were the only family members they could reach.  In the end, Rhett's mom decided that she did not want it.  I have to say that in this case the doctor did a good job at being her advocate and respecting her wishes.  Yesterday we learned that it may not have been a stroke; it may have been a seizure caused by a car accident she had a few weeks ago.  There is some blood in the brain barrier that is usually caused by a shearing injury and that may have caused a seizure .  That stroke medicine could have had catastrophic repercussions.
This stuck return key is really starting to piss me off.  AND the cursor is missing!  AAAAKKKK!
Hubby is looking for a new car.  Just what we need right now!  Looks like 169,000 miles is the end for his SAAB.  The repair costs far exceed the value of the car.  You know you are screwed when the mechanic tells you it is a lost cause-- rather than milk us dry.  So now the search for a new, used car begins.  This will prove to be quite a daunting task because it takes the two of us 2 hours to grocery shop.  We suffer from information overload.  Can I ask for just a short prayer for brevity and clearness of mind as we navigate this?
My sister is here (well at mom's) for the next two weeks.  I am excited to hang with her !  I was hoping to get up to Virginia and see her new house, but I am worried that it won't be in the budget with this car setback.  Arrrgggg again. This is not where I pictured myself at 45.  That's all I have to say about that.
Speaking of budgets, we got free passes to the new movie theater by our house!  I am excited, and hope I can just go in and order a coke rather than a full meal.... What shall we see?  I really want to see Toy Story 3 and I have heard great things about Karate Kid -- that would make a great family day.  There is Sex and the City, if I want to go alone.

Well, there you have it.  Seven short thoughts on my week.  Not to whiny, was it?  Because in my head it is really WHINY.  Stop by Jen's for more quick takes! She's not whiny at all.


Lazy blogging day

Totally "borrowed this" from Carmen at Mom to the Screaming Masses

1. It's 2AM and you are not home. You are more than likely: Picking up a kid from a midnight premier of a movie they just "had to see" (Harry Potter...cough cough)

2. What's the last thing you spent more than $100 on? a Visa bill :(

3. What do your bank checks look like?  Checks, what are checks?  Whatever I get FOR FREE from the bank

4. Where did the shirt you are currently wearing come from? Old Navy--6 years ago

5. Name something that will be on your Christmas wish list:  World Peace, and maybe some new clothes
6. What color is your toothbrush?    green

7. Name something you collect and tell us about it.  Children... ha.... Um, I don't collect things anymore too much clutter.  Though as a kid I had a nice collection of Madonna statues (and that is the BVM thank you)
8. Last restaurant you ate at. Who were you with? How was it?  Rhett's Birthday dinner.... what else would it be?  Chop chop at Misono

9. Who was the last person you bought a birthday card for?  My hubby.. and like I have said before I am birthday challenged.  I bought it and FORGOT to give it to him!!!

10. What is your worst bad habit?  Being judgemental!

11. Name a magazine to which you subscribe? Real Simple, Southern Living, Traditional Home and Popular Mechanics (all for $5 each -- and AWESOME Amazon sale at Christmas)  I am a magazine ADDICT

12. Your favorite pizza toppings?  If it just me?  Mushrooms, spinach and feta cheese -- but I settle for pepperoni and the pick-up one topping special.

13. Whose number were you looking up the last time you used a phone book?  Phone book?  What's that?  The last time I used one was as a booster seat for Daniel (who is 11)

14. Other than family, who is the person that you love most?  Jesus

15. What is the last thing you cooked? Roasted corn and black bean quesadillas...yummy
16. Name something you wouldn't want to buy used?  Underwear

17. Which shoe do you put on first?  Right

18. What is the last thing you remember losing?  My sunglasses, happens all the time.  Have to remember to NOT use them as a headband.  They end up in all the strangest places

19. What is the ugliest piece of furniture in your house?  Hmmm the plaid sofa in the basement that the boys love?

20. Last thing you bought and ended up returning?  a.... it was at Walmart... can't remember.... oh yea, capri pants that were a bit snug.  I KNOW, I didn't try them on beforehand.  Dressing rooms seriously give me the hives (well, maybe looking at this body in a full length mirror under flourescent lights gives me the hives)

21. What perfume/cologne do you wear? If none, why?  None.  Too lazy I guess

22. Your favorite board game? Taboo, which also happens to be my sister Bridget's least fav game.  But she always plays with me at the beach....

23. What was the last board game you played? Yahtzee

24. Where did your vehicle come from?  Cumming.  MANY years ago....

25. If a movie was made about your life what would the theme song be?  What I thought it would be at 18... Be Young, Be Foolish but be Happy (my senior year in HS theme song) What it is now...The Sparrow.  Because I know that He is always watching me...

26. You're sad, who can cheer you up easily?  My hubby.  The goofiest, most kind and loving man on the planet. 

27. What was the color of the bridesmaid dresses of the last wedding you went to?  Brown.  Nice, but who would have thought that in 1988?  Come on pale blue ruffled taffetta is SOOO cool!

28. What house cleaning chore do you hate to do the most?  Clean the bathrooms... more specifically the BOYS bathroom.  I have almost killed myself several times creating Chlorine gas by adding Cl to the pee on the FLOOR (yuck!)

29. What is your favorite way to eat chicken?  Chicken Marbella

30. It is your birthday. You hope the cake is? Italian creme cake.
Anyone else having a lazy blog day and want to link to me?  Come on, it's mindless fun!!