Posted in Misc.

This made me cry

The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget

Please read it. It’s beautiful.

Posted in Me, Organizing

Houston, We Have Lift Off!

I spent a lot of this afternoon setting up my new professional organizing business. I got a federal tax ID. I registered with Pennsylvania for my DBA (doing business as) or Fictitious name, called our internet hosting company and set up a domain, which exists but isn’t set up yet, so don’t bother going there. I contacted my brother in law about making a graphic for me for letterhead and business cards and such. In other words, instead of just thinking about it, reading about it, dreaming about it, talking about it, I finally DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Now I just have to work.

But that’s actually the easy part. I have two “jobs” in the next week. In return for using “before” and “after” pictures on my website, and getting general experience for myself and my “resume”, I will help some friends organize their particular area of chaos FOR FREE. I’m really looking forward to it. This week I’m helping a mom of twins with her kitchen and next week I’m heading over to a mom of TWO SETS OF TWINS (!!!!) with her closet. I imagine she probably needs me more than that, but we’ll leave that for later when I can be paid. ::giggle::

I’ve spoken briefly with a local organizer who has been in business for more than five years. At some point before the end of the year I’ll take her out to dinner so I can pick her brains (that’s her fee for our first meeting!). I need to head over to a NAPO meeting. They are the 3rd Thursday of the month. Guess when my mother’s of multiples meetings are? Yes, the 3rd Thursdays. But I kind of feel like my life is moving AWAY from that organization and TOWARDS the organizing persona. So I’ll get directions and head over in October.

I’m excited about this next phase of life.

Posted in YouTube

YouTube is Our Friend

Whenever I’m feeling down, YouTube is always there to help pick me up. Here are a few videos to help cheer you up on this rainy Sunday afternoon.


I love the skating motion they do!


This is a little close to the truth for some of my homeschooling friends.


My All Time Favorite YouTube video!


Guaranteed to lift your spirits. Or Spirit!

Posted in Kids

Thy Word

I led worship again this morning. One of the songs in my worship flow was Thy Word, an old Amy Grant song. Bennett and Laura were in the congregation and heard me, which apparently made an impression on Bennett, because a few minutes ago I heard him sing. For the first time! And he had a beautiful voice! And I don’t say that just because I’m his mom. Catie doesn’t have that great of a voice. So there!

Anyway, he didn’t know the words very well, having only heard the song once, but he sang “de dum” a lot and seriously sounded great. I told him so, and embarrassed the heck out of him. I went to YouTube (Love that site!) and put on the song with Amy Grant and Michael W Smith and all the kids came in to sing and watch. And Laura harmonized beautiful and correctly above the melody, which her mother did NOT teach her because I am a LOW ALTO and harmonize under. If none of that meant anything to you, let’s just say that the music gene did NOT skip my daughter–beautiful voice and talented harmonizing at SEVEN. People, That’s YOUNG! WooHoo!

Posted in Politics

My husband would have a heart attack!


Your Issue Profile: 44% Obama, 56% McCain


Truth be told, you’re not really satisfied with either of the candidates.

You could vote for either of them. You are the typical coveted swing voter.

You may want to narrow yourself down to a particular set of issues in order to pick your president.

Or start looking at third party candidates. One of them might suit you better.

Posted in Me

This Should Come as No Surprise


You Are 70% Left Brained, 30% Right Brained


The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Posted in Jim, Marriage, Me

Marriage Who Meme

Yes, more useless information about yours truly. I’m having a hard time being creative!

1. Who is your man? “Sexy Boy” Jim!
2. How long have you been together? Met 25 years ago, married 13 in two weeks.
3. How long did you date before you got married? 4 years off and on.
4. How old is your man? 39
5. Who eats more? Jim, unless it’s vegetables.
6. Who said “I love you” first? Me.
7. Who is taller? I’m 5′ 1 1/2″. He’s 6′ 2″.
8. Who sings better? Am I being immodest by saying me? Sorry, hon!
9. Who is smarter? Jim. But not by much! But I’m a better speller!!
10. Whose temper is worse? ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME
11. Who does the laundry? Me. 98% of the time.
12. Who takes out the garbage? Him. 95% of the time
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Looking down at the bed, him.
14. Who pays the bills? Me.
15. Who is better with the computer? Um, he’s an IT guy!!
16. Who mows the lawn? Him, with the honkin’ huge Gravely mower that I’m too little to use!
17. Who cooks dinner? Me. Definitely me. Jim can cook hot dogs or eggs.
18. Who drives when you are together? Pretty evenly split, although if we are on a DATE, I want him to drive. And open the door for me. Cuz I’m a princes that way.
19. Who pays when you go out? Usually him, but I would.
20. Who is the most stubborn? Me again.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? I think we’re pretty even on this.
22. Whose parents do you see most? We see Jim’s mom the most.
23. Who kissed who first? He kissed me first, but I drove him to it!
24. Who asked who out? That’s hard. We were best friends first, and it kind of morphed into more gradually.
25. Who proposed? He did.
26. Who is most sensitive? Don’t know that either of us is, unless it’s me with PMS
27. Who has the most friends? We both have few.
28. Who has more siblings? I have two and he has one.
29. Who wears the pants in the family? I try to let Jim. TRY. Sometimes I fail and am in charge–to the general detriment of everyone.
30. How did you meet? East High School. I was dating his friend Mark. We graduated and both ended up living at home to go to local colleges.