Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Musical Reflections

I remember several years ago hearing Ruth Dow (Zack's wife) say that the older she got, the more she gravitated toward country music. At the time I thought that sounded strange, as I had always vowed to stay current with music and not become old in my tastes. However, as time marches on, I too find that country becomes more and more appealing. Don't get me wrong, I still like a good rock and roll song from time to time. It's just that country songs are ones that I can relate to more easily, for the most part. I'm not talking about the stereotypical twang about your wife leaving and getting drunk, though some of those are still out there. Country has come a long way in my opinion. There are lots of songs about family life and real down home roots, etc., that strike a cord with me. My kids hate to admit liking anything country, but that's what they're usually exposed to in the car when I'm driving, which is almost all the time. Some fairly new songs that I especially love are "I'm Still a Guy" by Brad Paisley, "My Front Porch Looking In" by Lonestar, "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins, and "I've Been Watching You" by Rodney Atkins. Some country songs are likable just because they're so funny, like "I'm Still a Guy," but others have deeper meaning and even make me cry sometimes. George Strait's "I Saw God Today" is excellent, as is "Moments" by Emerson Drive. If you're not inclined to listen to country music, check out a few of these and tell me what you think. To me it's just feel-good stuff that evokes feelings of family, religion, and rural community life which is what my life is all about.

The Play

I don't have pictures to put on here of the play, since my camera was occupied with taking video of the whole thing. However, I will say that it was very entertaining and quite well done. Sedomocha Middle School put on Cinderella?, which was a humorous take on a traditional fairy tale. Jessica played one of the wicked stepsisters, Adam was in the Bunch of People and helped to introduce the play, and Brigham was also in the Bunch of People and did a commercial for a book. Mr. Keniston was the director. He just found out last week that I am the mother of my kids. He just about fell over. He said Kathy would be so surprised to hear that I'm around and that my kids are so old. He told me that my kids were "such good kids." Of course, I already know that.

After the Play

After the play last night, Chandler whipped out his video game to pass the time and James and Benny were very fascinated by it. I don't know why kids seem to get just as much satisfaction out of watching someone else play as they do playing themselves.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Mrs. Butterworth's

I know most of you moms out there have experienced this type of thing before, but it's been a while for me since I had a two-year-old (4 years). Ethan is into everything! He constantly raids the pantry, so I have to be careful what I keep in there. I thought I had put every tempting thing up out of his reach, but I guess I was wrong. He found the Sam's Club size jug of Mrs. Butterworth's syrup way in the back on the bottom shelf and poured large puddles of it throughout the kitchen, including on the rugs. Needless to say, he had a bath afterwards. That was some tricky stuff to clean up. The rugs luckily could go in the washer, but the stuff on the bare floor was another matter. I used about half of a new roll of paper towels and then got a wet towel to wash up the sticky residue. The syrup bottle was down about 3 inches from where it was. I was pretty upset, but Ethan didn't seem phased at all. He scrunched up his face, and with a very serious expression, said, "That was naughty!" He then proceeded to run off and play. Such is the life of a two-year-old.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

What's Your Favorite Kind of Food?

Favorite Kind of Food

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What kind of food do you like to eat?
Fast Food
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The calendar says Spring, but...

this is what we're still looking at. I took these pictures this morning. We have gotten so dumped on this winter that it's going to take a long time to melt it all. As you can see, the temperature is only about 35, which doesn't help much. At least it's sunny today. We're supposed to be moving up into the 40s for at least the next week. If it melts too fast, there will be lots of flooding, so I guess it's good that it's happening so gradually. We are finally at the point where the roads are dry now. It seems like there was ice and snow on them the whole winter long. We have seen a couple of birds perch on the porch railing this week, so maybe Spring will come after all.

Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime?

...When all the world is green...Do you swim in a pool to keep yourself cool...Or watch a parade pass by?