Random Monday Thoughts and Blog Giveaway #3

>> Monday, May 3, 2010


Mayhem in the Ukranian Parliament....

Apparently the folks in the Ukrainian Parliament didn't agree with some of the topics of discussion and started throwing tomatoes and smoke bombs at the leadership. Isn't it funny how in the 21st Century, that there when you get so angry that all you can think of to do is throw smoke bombs and tomatoes? I suppose, compared to the alternative, it's not a bad choice.

Gee - think we can get Congress to try something like that?


In local news....Remember Deputy Cletus from the infamous high school tasering incident that I wrote about earlier has now resigned. First smart move you've made Cletus!


Last Monday I hosted a playdate for my fellow MOPS table leaders and their kids. Everyone, except one mom, showed up. I had a total of 8 moms and 15 kids under the age of 5 in my home. Amazingly, all the kids got along great and played very well together! My house looked like all the toyboxes threw up, but I loved every minute of it!! Great way to start the week!


There is nothing like a lecture from your mechanic to make you feel total shame. It pales in comparison to being lectured by your parents.

I got an engine light on my Jeep the other morning. I panicked, like I always do, and thought the worst -- a HUGE repair bill. Turns out that my Jeep was severely overdue for an oil change. Now, before I get a lecture from all of you too, I - normally - am on top of this stuff like white on rice. But for some reason, this time around, I just kept pushing it off and pushing it off until the Jeep could take no more. So I took it to our garage and hoped for the best.

One oil change and one lecture later, the engine light no longer taunts me.


And here is Blog Birthday Giveaway #3!

These three decorative plates with inspirational quotes.

Live, Love, Laugh

Faith, Family, Friends

Dream, Believe, Hope

I just love inspirational quotes, don't you??

One of my readers will be the lucky winner of these three plates.

So, how to win:

1) Share with me your favorite inspirational quote and if there's a reason why it's your favorite (1 entry)
2) Follow me through Google Friend Connect or let me know you're already a follower (1 entry)
3) Follow me through Networked Blogs or let me know you're already a follower (1 entry)
4) Blog about this giveaway (2 entries)

Giveaway ends on 5/10!


Annette W. May 3, 2010 at 5:48 AM  

Am I allowed to say Live, Learn, Love? Hehe! Because you know I love it...named my blog for it...because when we truly live we are learning and loving all the time!

Beautiful plates!

Ioana May 3, 2010 at 6:10 AM  

"dream big!"
it's my fav cause it's so simple and it holds so much truth in it

Sandy May 3, 2010 at 6:25 AM  

I just had to comment about the smoke bombs and tomatoes! I laughed! I was just talking to my husband about it, and we joked because when monkeys get mad, they fling poo at each other. I told my husby that I just wanted to fling poo at Washington! LOL. Tomatoes would be so fun too!

the thrifty ba May 3, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

'i love you more than my luggage'
this was in the play steel magnolias (i guess the movie too) and it makes me smile. such a great play that made me cry every time i saw it (which was over 30 performances...i worked back stage and cried every night!)

Traci66 May 3, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

Live, Laugh, Love

Hello. I am here from MOnday Madness. I decided to follow you. I hope you will check me out. I am #4 Traci66 on Mr. Linky or http://traci66.blogspot.com I have been lining up some reviews and giveaways. I hope you will come join in on the fun.-Traci

Hillbilly Duhn May 3, 2010 at 8:30 AM  

I recently checked the oil in my own jeep to find out it was very low! whoops. I fixed that tho.

My favorite inspirational quote...
I have few, but the one that I always seem to hover closer to is-
"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like there's nobody watching." - Anonymous

It's my fav because I think so many people take their families for granted, working hard for them, but loose them for it. Love is such a diamond and incrediable thing and yet we hide behind the hurts we've expereinced in the past instead of letting go and feeling the wonder of it. And dancing like nobody's watching, my bff once danced in the back of her truck in the rain, for no other reason but because she felt like it. And I've never had the courage to do something like that, but someday I know I will.

sheila May 4, 2010 at 4:18 AM  

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. ~Carlos Castaneda

That's my fav quote. I actually used it this week on my Wellness blog this week.

btw, I loved your tomatoes in parliment part of the post, that's pretty funny. I'm also always humored by I think it is Tawain where they get in slap fights in their governmental meetings, lol.

sheila May 4, 2010 at 4:19 AM  

I'm following you on Networked blogs as well.

Darcy May 4, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

Do I have to pick one? LOL There are so many that stick with me but I guess lately the forerunner is 'I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much!' By the wonderful Mother Teresa
My other is
"Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass,
It's about learning to dance in the rain"

Those both tell me to be aware of now and have faith in all situations because God is right there no matter what.

MoziEsm√© May 4, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” by Ghandi...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Stephanie May 6, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

One of my favorites is from a Scott Krippayne song

"Sometimes He calms the storm, and other times He calms His child."

I think it is so true.

I♥thesecrazykids May 10, 2010 at 8:38 AM  

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

You should be greatful for what you have, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't hope for more. Hope is the foundation of happiness. We build up from there.

I♥thesecrazykids May 10, 2010 at 9:25 AM  

I blogged about it http://atrioofboys.blogspot.com/2010/05/make-best-of-situation.html

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