Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It's a Camo World

Matt has been practicing being invisible. Well, camouflaged to be more accurate. He loves camo stuff. My dad says he's our little Green Beret. Anyway, he got a new camo coat for his birthday plus matching gloves and a hat. So, OF COURSE, he had to have his camo pants to wear with it AND he passed up hot dogs for the school lunch just so he could carry his camo lunch box. He is so funny!

Once he got to school, he realized that his good friend Lee has the SAME coat! Now I don't think he will EVER take it off! He's also counting the days until I let him wear his one pair of camo pants again. I think he wants me to wash them daily! He is just so much fun. Mind you, I am not a huge fan of camo stuff, but Matt decided back in July that he loves it. He equates it with being able to save people and with being a "good guy." So, that's a good thing, at least.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Matt's Smile

Want to hear what Matt's teacher said about him on his Kindergarten report card? Well, you have no choice as there is no stopping my typing! :) I thought this was charming.

"Matt's smile is contagious. He helps to make our room a happy place. He does his best and it shows in his work."

Matt is a terrific boy and I am always so pleased when someone else sees that. He has a very mischievious look and sometimes people think he must be a difficult child, but I've always considered him a very special blessing and he proves it every day with how easy and fun he is to have around. It was a miracle Matt and I survived an out of control car before he was born, so I often think God has something wonderful in store for him.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Hey! I Can Cook! :)

Tori (age 6, my neighbor's youngest) loves to bake. Her mom doesn't. So, since I do bake and she has often sampled it, she now thinks I am a great "cooker." I guess if you bake cookies, you are a cooker. How cute is that? The other day she told her mom that I could be a cooker for the White House (which is her own aspiration in life). I'm really not anything above average at all this, but is sure is nice to have someone think you are that great! :)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tommy's Time Machine Story

I've only had ONE cookie today and am thinking I am doing GREAT, especially since I have 2 dozen sitting in the kitchen (at least until the locusts descend in the form of Sarah and Thomas after school), and I want about 6 more! But no! I am being good. This whole dratted diet thing really is working, even if my opinion of where the weight should disappear first is not the reality! And that is all the more graphic I am going to get on that issue. ha!

Here's my amusing child story for the day...

Yesterday I overheard Tommy (age 9) telling Matt (age 5) about how he would like a time machine. He was very clear that he did not want to use it to actually change time. He just wants it so he can go back and skip the days when he doesn't get straight A's.


Obviously, Mom needs to back off on the grade issue. Tommy always get A's. I don't know what he is so worried about. I've told him that the day is coming when he will get a B on his report card (Tommy must have been thinking, "HORRORS, not a B!", but I did not realize this). I was just trying to get him to stop worrying about being so perfect. That child is so much like me on the inside it is just scary.

I have about an hour until S & T get home. I better go get something done. All I've done so far is bake and socialize! Eeeks! Can you believe it? Me! Baking and socializing! I am feeling guilty but I guess there are just days when you have to have fun. I'll just work really hard tonight.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


It was so nice to finally make contact yesterday with an old college friend. Hey Tom. Have some Sweet 'N Low. :)

Friday, April 6, 2007

First time blogger / Tracing friends & family

I've been trying to trace my biological family online. All I know is the last name is McCallum, probably in L.A. It's a bit mind-boggling.

In the process I decided to look up old friends from college. It has been more years than I care to count! I'm working on Sophomore year from Miami University. I found Cathy B., but finding Char, Elaine, Tom and others has been more difficult! Still, it is interesting to try to track people down. I didn't keep in touch with anyone so I guess I just want to check on my old friends once every 20 years or so to see if they are well and happy!