October 19, 2006

Apparently I Should Be Sleeping With Somebody

She said: "if you were sleeping with someone you would be in bed at a decent hour." I about choked on my water when she said that! I does make a person wonder. Was she actually giving me permission to have someone else in my bed? HA! Not so lucky..... read on: " When I got married, I don't know what happened but he and I just went to bed earlier. Before we were married we both stayed up way too late. Up passed midnight was typical. Sure we have married extra curricular activies, but for the most part even before we had kids and we aren't "active" we just alway would go to be early" I can see that certian honeymoon aspect of things making a person want to get to bed at a decent hour. And since this is a family blog, I'm gonna leave it at that.
So being single may have an effect on my sleeping habits? I have a child but that didnt put me to sleep at a decent hour. Never has. It's true I am up WAY passed midnight. But I personally can't see what having another person sharing my bed would have to do with it, unless we fight for right to the same side. Just a minute, y'all, Lemme give a shout out to my future husband: "Hey, Honey if you're reading this.. Just remember I claim the side of the bed closest to the wall. When I was younger my sister and I would share the same bed. I HAD to sleep by the wall. HAD TO! One day she got by the wall and wouldn't move. I had a hard time sleeping that night. Funny thing is, when we woke up the next morning, I was by the wall. I have no idea what happened, and even now when I ask her about it, she just shakes her head and walks away. But you could prolly contact her for further details, I bet she has a story to tell. So remember. I get the side closest to the wall and nobody gets hurt! Love you, honey, can't wait to meet ya!"
Ok back to this theory: What if they snore, or hog all the blankets and pillows. I'm a wild sleeper! My mama said she could send me to bed and would happen to walk by my bedroom door 10 times and I would be in a different position every time: Feet on pillow, head under the blankets, a leg off the side of the bed. It's true, i wake up even now is some funky positions. When I get sick with yucky stomach stuff... I curl in a ball and hang my head off the side of the mattress. It's more comfortable to me that way. Wouldnt having another person around like that make you have more work to do anyway? more laundry to fold? More dishes to dry and put away? Another person means more work which equals less time which means less sleep, doesn't it? *Sigh*, Im all sorts of confused now.
But hey, if having someone else in my bed will get me more sleep, maybe it's worth a shot?
Do puppies count? I like puppies :)
I know when my daughter crawles into bed with me there ain't noooooooooo sleepin. When we go on trips or visit family.... she sleeps with Aunty. When she'd crawl into bed with me when she was a baby, she would wake me up at the booty crack of dawn. You know what she's do? She's poke my eyes and say... "eyes, mommy? eyes? Eyes? mommy, eyes?" Ok. so i full accept the blame for that. When i was teaching her the parts of the body, I would close my eyes, touch them with my fingers and open them while saying... Eyes! Eyes! Eyes! Haha. I can laugh at it now. My sister has a story about that too.Early one morning I heard my sister screaming..."get her outta here, get her off me!" I go running back to her room and i faintly hear while my sister is yelling at me... "eyes? Eyes Aunty? EYES?!" LOL that still cracks me up! watching her wedge her tiny little fingers under Aunty's eye lids. Wooo. That was some crazy funny stuff. I love that kid. She's 16 now, and keep her outta my bed!
I always joked that when I get married we'll have to have a kingsize bed with a twin bed attached. The twin would be his side because I'm a sleep traveler and apparently I don't ask for directions, I just go and where I end up is where I end up :)

Ok so you married folk or those of you who have been married... Were you a night owl before you got married and did that change afterwards?
My single peeps, if you were married before were you a night owl who changed and went back to being a night owl? What kind of adjustments or sleeping demands will you have when you get married and share your sleeping spot?
Me? I'm always gonna be a night owl. No matter who else is in my bed. Oh and I fully expect to enjoy waking said bed guest from time to time. Don't worry Mom, I'm still sleepin alone even though this is apparently not good for my health. ;) Siblings, pass out the poker cards and start grilling the hot dawgs, cuz you know the rules... if i can't sleep, YOU can't sleep!

October 17, 2006


The man (see photo below) hates mondays. HATES THEM! I dont think they're so bad actually. Once in a while they get to me but not too often. I wonder is Monday really that bad? There's defineately something up with Mondays, there's even a band call "Surviving Mondays."
Let's think about this:
It's the begining of a new week and new adventure.
It's one day closer to the weekend
Monday Night Football!
"water cooler chat" with the buddies about the weekend.
Kids back to school, moms get the houses to themselves.
Family night with family discounts at restaurants and gaming places.
There's only 1 monday per week!

See now think about it, Mondays aren't THAT bad are they?

Ok so maybe they are for some of you. Here are some ideas you can try to help you survive Mondays:
*Take yourself out to lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant every monday.
* I bet Starbucks Love Mondays and the nationwide caffiene rush
*Give your sweetie a suprize of some kind every monday.
*Tape your favorite shows you aren't able to watch during the week and turn monday
into your own special Monday night feature party.
*Girls night out or Guys night out every Monday, it's cheaper to go out in the middle of the week then it is the weekend.
*Make time do to something you really really love to do on a Monday
What if we found ways and did things to make Monday the BEST day of the week? Reward yourself for getting through it and then reward someone else too.
What do you do to Survive your Mondays?
What could someone else do to help you Survive Mondays?

October 15, 2006

Did You Watch College Football Yesterday???
What a hot mess. Yesterday you didnt even have to be a football fan to watch college football. There truly WAS something for everyone.

For Those Following the Rivalry Trophies:

Wisconsin beat Minnesota 48-12 to win the Paul Bunyan Ax!(see above Photo)

For the Heart felt; I lead you to Oklahoma and the story about a Sooner Named Adrian Peterson: Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma Sooner's Heisman hopeful. Junior Running Back I believe he's 4th in the nation. And that's what he does, He runs back and forth, to and fro, North and south while weaving east and west for touch downs. This particular saturday was a special game. Adrian was playing with his father in the stands for the first time in his college career. His father is just out of prision after serving and 8 year term. For what? None of your business, that's besides the point! Oklahoma Sooners having great game, putting the smack down on Iowa State! with about 6 minutes left in the game, Peterson finds himself with the ball running 53 yard and diving into the endzone for the touchdown. While doing so, he broke his collarbone, and is out for at least the regular season.

For you weather Fanatics: A Hurricane hit Miami... in the form of Miami International. What happened? Is Miami International poor sports with a 0-7 record this season ? Have they come close to winning a couple times that when the Miami Hurricanes showed their cocky side... well, their ONLY side was it just too much to take?
Here's the scene:
There was a touchdown for the 'canes and an unsportman like conduct penalty on their side. They kicked for the extra point and then all hell broke lose! A hurricane of players from both sides brawling like the dirty south that they are. There was pushing, kicking, someone removed their head gear and started swinging it at others. The bench was cleared. For the fans, it was AWESOME! For the players, what a disgrace. A disgrace to the title and priviledge of being an Athelete. A disgrace to the sport of college football. A disgrace to your teams and the example you should be to your college. A disgrace to the privelege of being called men. Most of all, A disgrace to your mama! Even in sport a man knows when to hold his composure and conduct himself in a gentlemanly manner. Boys, go to your rooms until you can play nice! Fans, wow, was that a brawl of brawls or what? *wink*

For those holding their breath: I take you to those candy corn looking uniforms called the USC Trojans. My sister said at one time while she was half a sleep and glanced at the tv with them playing: "they look like halloween Candy corn running around the field. (haha that still cracks me up!)
I don't know who said it but they really ARE the most unimpressive undefeated team right now. And they just won that prized spot of being number 2 in the country. In other words, LIKE O.J SIMPSON THEY GOT LUCKY, and should still be scurred!
This weekend they played The Sundevils of Arizona.
The score was in their favor 21-7 going into the half. But they were up 21-0 the first 20 minutes into the game.By the end of the third and most of the 4th, the Sundevils came back with a burning vengence evening things up 21-21. The last 5 min or so USC with the ball, ate up the clock to scored the winning touchdown. Save their first game, the others have been ugly wins. This win and the Gators loss brings them officially to the 2nd place rating. However, they ought not to be too happy, they should look at their history. No, not their University history, the History of the #2 spot this season. Is it just a matter of time befor they get picked off too?

For the Vengance type: Let me give you a dog eat dog invironment. A week ago Auburn was #2. They got picked off in an Upset by LSU which nocked them out of that # 2 spot giving it to the Florida Gators. Auburn returned the Favor by picking off Florida at the #2 spot this week, giving it USC.
Auburn, Auburn, Auburn! In the beginning it was all Gator. 17-11 at the half. When the clock started back up at the top of the 2nd half, Auburn put the burn on the Gators and their perfect season. I believe they said the coach lashed them in the locker room calling them a buncha girls and questioning their manhood. Whatever it was, it was enough for the Tigers to come out swinging and they dominated with 16 points (the last touchdown was in play before the time ran out and scored after time ran out) holding Florida scoreless in the last half. Auburn losing to LSU last week gave the Gaters that # 2 spot. Auburn decided to come in person and taketh away on their terms: If we can't have it, you can't either. Go ahead, War Eagles, go ahead!

For The Underdog: No need to fear... Underdog is here!
I must admit I got a little teary eyed about this game. The press stated it best: " Indiana waited nearly two decades to party like this."
Leaving # 15 Iowa wiping the dust from their Hawkeyes! Indiana has had some struggles the last season with players getting suspended and coaches having brain surgery alla that kind of stuff. Although they upset the Fighting Illini Homecoming (pronounced Ill -eye-nye) last week with a 34-32 victory. Perhaps it's a new beginning for the Hoosiers. The jubilation after the game was such that if you were watching, even one small portion of it, your heart for a split second, was hoosier. Fans Screaming, Slapping high fives with the players, the band, and each other. Atheletes gathered in the pack, helmets held high in good voice singing the fight song. To be victorious in this a manor, there's nothing like it! And if you can put behind you the fact that it took almost quarter of a Century to get there, All the better! Props to Indiana. Hoosier Daddy?!

For those who HAIL TO THE VICTORS: I didnt' get to see my wolverines win. We trotted down to Happy Valley. No, not the mormon happy valley that y'all call Provo, Utah. The REAL Happy Valley, home of the Nittany Lions. Let me tell y'all something before I get started. I LOVE JOPA! LOVE HIM! With Manningham out michigan would be looking for the team to step up and they did. However the wolverines, took out two of Jopa's quarterbacks, one to a concussion. To Jopa's credit the Nittany Lions held Michigan 7 points in the last half of the game. Final Score Michigan 17-Penn St 10.
**Side note.... Penne, the Wolverine QB was on his home turf tonight of Penn St. Apparently he had a verbal committment to Penn St just out of High School and decided to go with the better of the 2 teams. Sorry JOPA,but, you're still THE MAN in my book!