Another Nut Moment

I was doing so well, for so long.  lol  Not doing insane things like washing my clothes in fabric softener for a month…

I ordered a carpet “washer” (that’s what it says it is) last week.  It was on sale and had free shipping from trusty, ol’ Wal-Mart, so I hit the purchase button!  

YAY!!  I was SO excited!!

It arrived on the tenth…  IN MANASSAS!!!  I do not live in MANASSAS!!!

I checked today, while I was talking to online Wal-Mart, and I am not as crazy THEY may believe.  I had, in fact, entered my new address…  It just wasn’t the “preferred shipping address”.  :-/

Anyhow.  The money has been refunded, my WONDERFUL old neighbor is throwing back in the mail to go back to Wal-Mart, an dI have ordered a new maching to be sent to the CORRECT address, which is now my PREFERRED address. 😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Even though you just KNOW you entered your correct address online, PLEASE! triple check it’s the “ship to” address.  🙂 ***

Weekly Nut Note

I REALLY have to start writing down the things my 4 year old says…

He has hit the age where he says insane things ALL THE TIME.  Sometimes they make sense; sometimes they don’t make sense.   He uses the big words he hears, and they may or may not belong where he puts them.  🙂

He’s becoming quite the little comedian.  The other day he had two t-shirts on.  He pulled one off.  As he was revealing the one that was on the inside, he says, “I bring you…THIS ONE!” and points to the second shirt…  Where does he get this stuff??

The week has otherwise been quiet!  Thankfully.  They started school and soccer this week.  They loved both and have been wonderful boys!  Derek even got ALL GREEN STICKERS at school!

No house painting being done by the two-year old or anything else of that nature.  Keep your fingers crossed for a wondrous week!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Be thankful for the quiet.  It often precedes the storm!***

Are your kids nuts!!  Would the happenings of YOUR house drive a sane person mad??  Tell me about it!!  Would love to post here on MCCRAZY DAILY LESSON!!!  The madness can always be used to learn a lesson!

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Too Much Time to Think

Tonight, I managed to get the boys in bed by 7:30 pm.  I was in bed by 8 pm.  It is now 10 pm, and I am wide awake.  This is still a VERY early night for me, lately.

All of this war talk is taxing!  I honestly feel bad for people in Washington.  I am not sure I have ever felt that way before, but if I think this much about it from the comfort of my home, I cannot imagine what it’s like to have to MAKE the decisions.

Do I know what would be best??  Absolutely not.  

Here’s what I DO know:

  • When we were in Desert Storm, I was very young.  I remember seeing the bombs exploding on TV and I remember asking my Dad why we were over THERE.  He said simply, as he so often did, we go there so they don’t come here.
  • If we strike, I am terribly worried that we will, in fact, be struck back.  Somewhere, in some way.  Yes, that includes the worry for our allies.  
  • Evil cannot be let to run rampant.  There must be some sort accountability; no matter who it is.

This is the point that I send it back up to God.  I believe in my heart God will guide the decisions, if He is allowed to do so.  I pray that He is with Washington during this time.  Helping ask the right questions, and supplying the right answers.  

As much as I fear war, I fear 9/11, more.

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Do we want this again??  I hear the argument that it’s not our fight.  There’s not threat to us.  Should we wait until it happens again;  until it comes HERE?

This photo shows the strength of this GREAT nation, but I have no desire for the chance of a re-do…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Tonight as we go to sleep, we pray for the safety of our country.  We pray for the safety of our ships and sailors.  We pray for help in the decision making process.  We pray for peace for all the loved ones involved.  Amen.***

Tuesday’s Bible Talk

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We start our new book next week.  I am VERY excited.

Today, however, we made bracelets for alzheimer’s!  What fun!  I was a bit skeptical at first, but I had blast.  AND they benefit Alzheimer’s patients!  I bought two of the three I made.  🙂  I wish I had taken a picture to show; I will when I get mine back.

Another week of service and it was great!

Funny, I had said I wanted to learn to bead while my husband was away, but I didn’t know where to start.   😉  Ask and you shall receive!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Serving God, one bumpy circle at a time!

Weekly Nut Note

A little late this week.  Busy, busy with school starting for the boys!  I’ve been all over the place trying to get ready.  I COMPLETELY flaked on open house…  Aye!  We did, however, manage to have some end of summer fun!  🙂

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Our trip, also, gave me an opportunity to get some new photos for my “Pretty Pretty Pictures” section.  🙂  It’s been a while since the boys and I got out.  It was nice.  🙂

On to the “nut” part…

  • My, almost, four-year old is still praying for God to bless random Disney characters…
  • If you have ever been away from your spouse for any amount of time, you know that emails, texts, or phone calls ALL become insanely exciting and important.  Even if it’s TWO WORDS…  So, this morning at around 4am my husband wrote.  Derek woke from a dead sleep and yelled “mom”!

I said “Yes, buddy?”

He said, “Dad just wrote you”.

“Ok, thanks buddy!”

“You’re welcome!”

Then, straight back to sleep!  He had heard the “daddy wrote” ringtone IN HIS SLEEP!

  • Today topped it all.  Derek has decided he wants to dress like Daddy for Halloween…  When I told him that would be good, he voiced his desire to go to daddy’s fireship for Halloween.  I reminded him Daddy wouldn’t be here for Halloween.  He, then, tells me…and I quote…”Then send me to Daddy!  We can get a big, strong box, and you can mail me to Daddy!  …  Let me get my shoes!”

The mind of a child.  🙂

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Seek to grasp childhood thinking and happiness!  It’s the best place to be!!***