February 28, 2010

February 22, 2010

Beauty in the Common things:   Meg helping her sister read

Listen in:  Maddiepaddycakes reading to Meg...Meg being kinda bossy and maddycakes telling her to hush it!

Dinner:  I am sad to say it was KFC

Plans for the rest of the night:  grocery store and fold that last load of laundry!

View....its dark and cold outside...warm and snuggly in the house!

I am, or rather I should be getting my coupons in order and heading to the grocery store.  Its late and I had really hoped to do it today....but my migraine did NOT allow for that today.  Nothing on my to do list was done during the afternoon.  But, I am going to do some of it now.  After I go rock the baby to sleep.  It seems dad does not have the patience to do that!  more later!

A New Bloggy layout!

Beauty in the Common Things.... A New Blog Layout!

Listen in...the tv in the far background...and nighttime noises

View from the desk...clutter to be put away

Plans for the day...(tomorrow)  Mops, grocery shopping, last load of laundry, Heart sisters

Dinner...Not sure yet : )

But...now I am tired and must sleeep.   My goal for this week is to blog everyday.  Tonight I looked high and low for a new blog background.  I am NOT computer savey...and I am so proud of myself!  How do you like it?  I wanted a more scrapbooky look...maybe in the future!   As for now, I am going to take a hot bath, read a little, and go to bed and snuggle with my awesome hubby!

February 18, 2010

Beauty in the Common Things:   All the kids bed, bathed, and in bed...without arguing

Listen in: Silence.  The fan in my office whirling

Plans for Dinner:  I made homemade Chicken and Dumplings....YUMMY.  The Diva said 5000 stars good.

Plans for tonight:   Bubble bath...and early bed.  I feel bad/ weird.  Just not myself today.

My most favorite people in the entire world!  The Pirate was not in the picture because he does NOT like snow!

The Diva and The Drama Queen before the Polar Hop

February 3, 2010

Love Language

Brent and I are going to read the 5 Love Languages By Gary Chapman together.  I am excited...him, well not so much.  Here's the deal.  We had this super fight on Saturday.  How come?  Because of spilled soda on the floor.  Not really a big deal...well it was, kinda.  Sooo...we argue, I cry...We talk.  And we came to the conclusion that we do not communicate very well.  Well...lightbulb moment. :)  I am naturally a doer and a giver.  Meaning...I do things for you....if you need milk, I am happy to go get if for you.  I like to tell you that you mean something to me.  I leave notes, and cards...yadayadayada.  I am not a natural huggy type person.  I have to make myself be that way.  I don't remember ever getting hugs from anyone other than my Mamaw.   So, last night I went online to http://www.garychapman.org/ and did the online Love Language Assesement.  Well...guess what my love language is?

Love Language Scores:

10 Words of Affirmation
9 Acts of Service
5 Physical Touch
4 Receiving Gifts
2 Quality Time

Interpreting and Using Your Profile Score:

The highest score indicates your primary love language (the highest score is 12). It's not uncommon to have two high scores, although one language does have a slight edge for most people. That just means two languages are important to you. The lower scores indicate those languages you seldom use to communicate love and which probably don't affect you very much on an emotional level.

Words of Affirmation

Actions don't always speak louder than words. If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important--hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.

Acts of Service

Can vacuuming the floors really be an expression of love? Absolutely! Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most want to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter.

So...as you can see...I show love the way I best recieve it. I am almost a dead tie between Words of Affirmation and Acts of Service.   This also explains why sticky soda on the floor or a trip to the dry cleaner that didn't happen all upset me so much!!!!  I am very interested to see what Brent's score is!   This explains why words hurt me so mucha and how come I get so hurt when I ask for help and get ignored or get a I'm too busy.  I would be willing to guess that Brents is going to be quaulity time and touch.  We'll see.  We are also going to read the same book for our kids.  The Five Love Languages of Children.  It can't hurt to see what theirs is also!  I am very excited about this.  I did not...by any stretch of the imagination have a good role model for how to be a good parent, wife, or mother.   I realize that I am showing so much of what I hated growing up and THAT is not a good thing! 

I'll let you know how it goes!