Sunday, September 30, 2007

Assumptions

Are a terrible thing. Something happened to me at church today that really brought that point home. Anytime you assume something about someone, nothing good comes of it. A lady at church today openly accused me and told me to stop doing something (well, more like saying something). She had overheard bits and pieces of conversations I was having with other people, and assumed I was talking badly about something. Well, I was not. In fact, I was doing the opposite. I was talking about a very positive change that had happened, and how happy I was about it. I openly told her so. That was about all I could do before having to leave the room and bursting out in tears. She could have come to me privately and asked me if anything was the matter. Instead, she publicly told me "stop bashing such and such". Talk about humiliating. The situation could have been handeled so differently. Obviously, there was a misunderstanding. A few words, spoken between just me and her, would have clarified the situation and no feelings would have been hurt (on either side). Instead, I left feeling humiliated, embarrassed, and wondering what on earth just happened. She did come and apologized later on. I suppose I should forgive her (and I pretty much have), but it hurt nonetheless. So please, don't assume things about people. If you're confused, go talk to them privately, in a non-accusatory way. Don't go gossipping, and don't go being all offensive about something. Most of the time, it's a simple misunderstanding that can be cleared up in no time, with no hurt feelings...

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Please indulge my curiosity...

...and vote in the poll! :o) Multiple answers are okay. Oh, and feel free to comment if you have something to say.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tomatoes!

Someone from church dropped off a huge box of tomatoes the other day. After giving some away, I still had a whole bunch left. He also dropped off some jalapenos and chili peppers. So I decided to make salsa. I ended up with 45 cups! Put some in the freezer, gave some away, and have some in the fridge. Think we're set with salsa for a while. :p I even made some homemade spaghetti sauce for dinner last night. And I STILL have some tomatoes on my counter. Will be using those for salad. Yum. I told Dave I was positively done cooking for the week, though. You can only spend so much time in the kitchen before you just can't stand it anymore (and also can't stand anymore). Once I sat down on the couch after dinner to relax, I started feeling really tired and exhausted. I've decided becoming a chef is not something I could ever do. :p

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Who do they look like?







These results are pretty interesting. Everyone always comments on how much Kaylee looks like me. Guess she's got more of her dad in her than we all thought! The pics were all taken out of last year's family pic. I should try some other pictures and see what happens...

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Where oh where has the weekend gone???

Thursday night was the first football game of the season. True to our tradition, we all went. It was HOT, but it was fun. We lost, of course, but oh well. It's quality family time, hehe. I'm not sure what happened to Friday. Oh, that's right, Kaylee came down with what I believe is rotavirus. She started throwing up in the morning, and had some nasty diarrhea. There went our plans to go out on a date night. Kaylee continued to be sick on Saturday, so Dave and I took turns sitting in the house taking care of her while the other one got some stuff done. Dave did take the boys to the bike store. He got a new tire, inner tube and seat for Bryan's bike (which is Tyler's old bike), and Tyler got a new bike. Life was good for them, at least. On Sunday, Dave took the boys to church while I stayed home with a still sick Kaylee. She had stopped throwing up at this point, but still had nasty diarrhea. Which continued into Monday (making me pretty certain it's rotavirus). We haven't had any yucky diapers so far today, fingers crossed. Labor Day was pretty uneventful for us. Well, I did get to go shopping with karatemommy. She was nice enough to help me pick out some cute clothes, so now I'm not quite so frustrated when I go to my closet in the mornings to find something to wear for the day. Dave took the boys to a radio controlled airplane show at the airport, which has become a Labor Day ritual for them. I've never been, but hey, someone has to stay home so Kaylee can take a nap. I wasn't too sad about not being able to sit in 90+ degree sunny weather. :p They had fun, though. So yeah, that's what's been going on around here. Did I mention I misplaced our digital camera? I can't find it anywhere. I'm thinking about getting a new one. If anyone has any recommendations, please let me know! :o)