Friday, January 19, 2007

I Hate it When my Internet is Down . .

(And also some random updates and some INSPIRATION)

I was unable to get online at all yesterday (I have digital internet--and wireless, by the way--which I absolutely love!! but our service provider goes all AWOL on us sometimes, which is very irritating), and to even put a post on I had to go use my friend Carol's computer. I got up again this morning, assuming that it would be up-and-running. But no! I didn't have any Internet access until about 3 this afternoon. That explains, then, why I didn't have a post today or haven't visited any of your blogs. Please accept my apologies!

I did want to mention a few things though going on right now . . .

* First off, a shout-out to Gareth who was so sweet on his blog the other day in referring to my Photo Year in Review post from Wednesday.

* Plans for this weekend? A sleepover get-together with my daughters tonight, so lots of pizza, giggling, and movie watching (I'm guessing that will be the plan!). Delaney had to share her new room with someone!

* Don't you hate it when you try and bake something and it ends up just suck-ing?? I pride myself on being a pretty good cook and I especially love to bake. Well, I decided to try a Pineapple Bread Pudding the other day (I love bread pudding and had never baked one). Well, it stunk it up. It was bad!! So, I'm chalking that up as a disappointment and making some banana pudding tonight instead! (Man, I HATE throwing out a whole batch of anything!)

* My girls got very excited about "American Idol" this past week, but I just can't watch it yet! I really get into it when it gets down to the Final 12, but I just can't watch the trainwreck that is the first several weeks. Even though there's one or two good singers mixed in there, there's too many bad ones!! I have a weird tendency to get embarrassed for people I don't even know (I even get embarrassed for fictional characters on sitcoms! lol)

* Already getting worked up about "Heroes" on Monday. Hooray!

* Several of you checked out Delaney's softball performance on my hubby's blog, but some of the rest of you might want to check it out too (since Gary still hasn't changed his blog since Tuesday. Slacker! lol) Go here to see it.

* Sydney's new thing is making up elaborate stories. Her imagination just amazes me! Her story the other day went something like that: "I saw a cat up in a tree and it was talking to me. She was playing with some monkeys, and she played with me. It was our cat Midnight." She can just go on and on with stories that are full of creativity! (There might be another writer in our family; oh no!)

*Gary and I are going out by ourselves to dinner tomorrow night. A date!

*For those of you wandering in here from the Scrapbook Mania blog to learn more about my journaling class, continue down to the next post.

Thought I'd close with this AWESOME quote that I just discovered. (I LOVE finding inspiring quotes, and was already so pleased that so many of you liked the one I shared with you several days ago.) This one's from the amazing Mother Teresa.

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it."

Now, how about that for some inspiration? WOW

Have a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful weekend! (And I will be trying to get back onto your blogs tonight and tomorrow, so I'll get there I promise!)

(And, Oh My Gosh . . . I am so IN LOVE with the song I've got playing here right now! It may be on here for a while, because I don't see myself getting tired of it!)


Kelly said...

I know what you mean about trainwreck and American Idol. My husband was in Mobile all week so I got the kids to bed early Wednesday night and plopped myself down on the couch for two hours! I can't remember the last time I did that. I felt so sorry for those people but I just had to watch!!! It was so sad for some of them.

I like the song too. I've never heard of it.

Have a great weekend, Cheryl.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Truly inspirational. And I needed that today..
God Bless you..



NMOTB said...

I love watching idols from the beginning - provides for some good entertainment!!! You guy's must enjoy your dinner date!!!! Have a great weekend!

Steph C. said...

Don't think you would have been able to update your blog even if you had your internet yesterday gf..seemed like all the blogger sites were down...Yuck...couldn't get my dose of Blogs hehe.
Love that quote, definitely going in my journal for future use.
Have a nice time with hubby :)

maria said...

This week was so hectic for me at work that I had missed checking blogs or updating mine since last Monday! But, I'm finally getting to check what everyone's been up to. Now off to check your other posts...

Morning Glory said...

Beautiful quote from Mother Teresa. She was so wise.

Michelle said...

How fun that you get to have a date with your hubby - have fun!

Ms.L said...

Ha,I'm the same way. I feel sorry and embarrassed for people.
Especially when it's very apparent that some of them have austism or something,my heart hurts for them:(

Kentucky Gal said...

I've had quite the internet problems myself this weekend...some say it is Internet Explorer 7 that was recently downloaded as an update...I don't know...I just know it is all a pain...almost as bad as having to throw a recipe away!!

Susie Q said...

I hope your date night was fabulous..I can not wait to have those evenings with Bill when he gets back!
That is one of my favorite Mother Teresa sayings.
Words to remember...
Love your stories about the kids!
That is such a wonderful song. Loved it.

Lara said...

WE have wirless internet too, and with all the bad weather lately it has been out more often than not. Grrr....

Great quote. Love Mother Teresa.

Nancy said...

I just love the quote for today. Quotes are just so much fun. I keep a journal of just quotes. Thanks for adding to my collection today. Inspirational indeed!

Miss 1999 said...

Girl, how can you NOT love the trainwreck weeks on American Idol-- they're my favorites!!! As for baking, I so can't answer there, because IF I baked something that turned out good, it would be a miracle!

Jolene George said...

I hate it when the internet goes down too.
I love the inspirational words and the new song is beautiful too!

............Aimeslee said...

Hi, Cheryl! Hey, Gareth's not the only one who wrote about your Year in Review and linked you...check my blog out from a couple days ago when you get a chance....

Loving those layouts, so pretty. Great good luck with the class. Too bad I don't live closer...


Gareth said...

Hey thanks for the shout out!!!! :D

angel said...

boy do i know what you mean about having no connection...