Nothing Is Sacred

Becky's Take on Life, Love, Motherhood and Other Random Stuff

Pondering Plague, Pestilence and Famine April 30, 2009

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We’ve had torrential rain here over the past few days, resulting in a total rainfall of around 5 inches. (with more thunderstorms expected tonight) There are 5 probable cases of swine flu here in Lawton. That covers flood and plague. I commented on my Facebook page that I am now just waiting for pestilence and famine to come-a-knocking at the door.

Not that my gut couldn’t use a little famine. C.S.S. commented that her butt could as well. I don’t worry too much about famine since we have a seemingly endless supply of food in the U.S., however, I do worry someone might tell me not to leave my house to get those Chick-Fil-A nuggets I’ve been jonesing for because the ebola virus is running rampant in the streets.

I’m not panicky, which is strange for someone with  OCD tendancies, but I want to be cautious. How do I ensure the kids are religiously keeping their hands washed and sanitized in that germ factory we call a “school?” They aren’t that dedicated in the best of times. Their concept of a flu pandemic is seriously limited except when I tell them someone has died from it and I don’t want to scare the hell out of them, just make sure they understand the importance of good hygiene.

If I see a swarm of locusts descending on the house I will seriously start to ponder the “end times.” Not to worry though, I’m pretty sure I’m good with God and I do have flood insurance, so it’s all good unless Noah shows up on my front porch!


Conversation With A 9-Year-Old April 16, 2009

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Z9 (playing on computer while chatting with me): So, let me get this straight, you’re the Easter Bunny?

Me: Yes, that’s right.

Z9: And you are also the Tooth Fairy?

Me: That’s right.

Z9: Are you also Santa Clause?

Me: Absolutely not. Santa is the real deal.

He goes back to playing on computer, then turns and looks up at me again completely serious

Z9: Are you Jesus?

Me: No son, not even close.

I was worried that somehow after all my careful teaching that he had somehow equated Jesus with these mythical characters, but after some discussion he assured me that he knew Jesus had been a real person who now lives in Heaven with God, but he just wanted to “make sure.”


In Which I Get Really Random April 3, 2009

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I am feeling better today, so no more flaming blog posts for the moment.

First of all, I found a bath mat thanks to Martha and KMart. I know you are all heaving a collective sigh of relief because you were worried that my quest for the perfect bath mat would be fruitless. It is a lovely shade of turquoise that really makes the browns in the bathroom pop. There were towels to match, so yeah, I’m blissed out.

This week I have been trying to participate in my friend Jessica’s “photo frenzy,” in a quest to inspire my inner creative genius. I’ve taken lots of pictures, but have only come up with one that had me really feeling it.

My Moody Black & White Effort

So, of course, they are mine and I am biased, but they’re good looking kids and I think the picture came out great. I’m having it printed for framing. Perhaps I should entitle it “Peace on Earth,” since it is one of the rare times that they aren’t at each other’s throats. I think it really captures them because Z10 looks sullen, (think pre-teen angst), and Z9 looks just a little sly, like he’s planning something– maybe pinching his sister– and in fact, he probably was.

I just saw a study on TV that says at age 40 fertility declines to about 40%. Not that I was planning on having any more, but it is just another one of those things that growing older takes from you. It starts with the ability to reproduce and pretty soon you are going from the earth mother phase to dried up old crone. After that it’s a downhill slide. Your body will betray you and you’ll end up wearing divided denim skirts, appliqued t-shirts that profess your love of cats, and SAS shoes. I try to stay as hip and fashionable as possible, but if I am being honest, my boots hurt my feet.

Today’s photo frenzy subject is “love,” which elminates me taking pictures of the kids, obviously. I would like to catch Blossom asleep with her ball in her mouth because that is true love if ever I saw it.