Friday, May 25, 2007

When was the last time you did something childish

I sat at the park today and made a necklace out of clover flowers. That was fun. As I sat there, I reflected on my childhood and how peaceful and beautiful it was. I always had a good time playing outside when I was young. If you haven't done anything childish lately, you should try it. I will make you smile.

I was reading readers digest in dr. office today and read these two things to Heidi as we waited on her glasses to get repaired.

Why did Mozart get rid of his chickens?

He was tired of them saying bach, bach, bach!!!!

The second thing I read was

A father had to break the news to his son that he was about to leave for Iraq.

He told his son that he was going away for awhile. And the son asked him where.
He told him to Iraq. The son asked Why? Don't you know there is a war going on over there.

That made me smile today as well.

Smile and someone will smile back :)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Moms are worth a LOT!!!

This was on CNN web site, I did not make this up.

Survey: Moms' work would bring in $138,095 a year

POSTED: 9:47 a.m. EDT, May 3, 2007

Story Highlights• 40,000 mothers responded to survey at• Mothers explained what their job entailed, how many hours they worked• says mothers work at least 10 jobs, put in 92 hours per week• Company used median salaries for jobs, calculated work hours for each

(Reuters) -- When Tricia Himawan was a financial analyst, she worked 50 hours a week and earned about $75,000 a year. Now, she works, by her estimation, about 119 hours a week doing 11 different jobs, and, for 10 of them, she makes ... nothing.
"I work nonstop as a mother," says Himawan, of West Orange, New Jersey, as she breast-feeds her nine-month-old son Jonas and watches over 4-year-old Juliana.
If she were paid for her work as a mother, she would be earning almost $140,000 a year.
That is the conclusion of research conducted by, a firm based in Waltham, Massachusetts, that specializes in determining compensation. Himawan was one of 40,000 mothers who responded online to explaining what their job entailed and how many hours they worked. (Book urges mothers to stay in work force)
The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, the company concluded, and works at least 10 jobs. In order of hours spent on them per week, these are: housekeeper, day-care center teacher, cook, computer operator, laundry machine operator, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive officer and psychologist. By figuring out the median salaries for each position, and calculating the average number of hours worked at each, the firm came up with $138,095 -- three percent higher than last year's results. (Audio Slide Show: Evolution of motherhood)
Even mothers who work full-time jobs outside the home put in $85,939 worth of work as mothers, according to
"My work is my family right now, and my backbone is about to break," says Himawan, who now also works at home as a real-estate broker."My baby is on my hip 24 hours a day."

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Schools Out! My exception speech!

Yeah!!!! Schools out for me as of yesterday. I am so glad. I had a melt down physically and I am still recovering.

I would like to thank God for getting me through this. Wow, how amazing. He has made his presence known to me many times through out this experience.

I would like to thank my darling husband Eric. He has been so supportive through this journey. He has been sacrificial and understanding during times that I was focused on my school work alone. I love you honey.

I would like to thank my kids for being understanding as well. There were times that I just couldn't play with them, and they were great about that. I love you guys to.

I would like to thank all of my family and friends for their babysitting and support. Wow, you guys know who you are. You are amazing support system to me and I would never make it through life without you. Thanks for your prayers and continued support.

Thank you all for making this the best experience ever.