So kind of an extra hard weekend.
I have been meaning to post this for a while, but never have. I think after this weekend, I need it, though.
When I was young, I had a friend named Marion- she was German. One year, I think for Christmas, she drew this picture for me that had a poem that went with it. The poem is in German and I don't know much German anymore, but it basically says, " Have sun in your heart whether it's storming or snowing, whether the heavens are full of something and the earth is full of strife. Have sun in your heart and then come what may, it will light you on the darkest day.
I heard Rhianna's Umbrella song and I thought about this drawing. I know the song is a love song, and some say worse than that, but I always think of it as friends, especially with the chorus:
When the sun shines We’ll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be your friend
Took an oath
Monday, March 31, 2008
So kind of an extra hard weekend.
Friday, March 28, 2008
To answer a few questions:
When Emma called the 3 stores we went to to asked how they cleaned their carts, she explained that she was doing a sceince experiment. They asked for her name and her school. I assume they knew something like us swabbing them would happen, but we never asked permission. We will probably need to name them stores A, B, and C on the project so we don't get sued! And yes, this is her science fair project. I am getting all kinds of ideas for more. Good thing, because they are required to do these starting in 5th grade.
Joseph is sitting in front of a sentence he made at the zoo with these different barrels that twist, so that you can make all kinds of sentences with them. I thought it fit him perfectly and since I hadn't taken a picture of him with his figurines yet, I thought that would do.
Yes, Rob has slept since the night I told him about the stake president thing. We have been told it's all good by a couple of people and to just be patient and wait, so we are waiting.
I had to add this recipe for orange rolls that I found. They were so good! Use whatever roll recipe you want. I suppose you could use Rhodes rolls unthawed also. I use the same recipe I use to make cinnamon rolls with- so good! Roll out and cut into triangle. Fill with:
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. orange rind
1/2-1 tsp. orange juice
mix together and brush onto rolls. Roll up from fat end to pointy end. Let raise for 30 minutes or until double. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. Glaze with:
1 C. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
1/2-1 Tbsp orange rind
1 Tbsp butter, melted
These are really good the first day, but not so good the next, so eat them all! I forget where I got this recipe. It was from someones blog. Sorry I can't give credit!
Posted by The Monkeys at 1:43 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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Monday, March 24, 2008
I took a Hiatis, not because I wanted to, but because I had one of 4 classes that I have to take every other year in order to continue working in the ED this week. I have to pass the practical and written tests at the end or I can't work until I do. They used to make these much harder and whenever they found out that I worked in the ED, they always made the rhythms as tough as possible. This hospital is all about passing you and almost everyone in the class worked in the ED. Even one of our ED docs was there, so I shouldn't have stressed, but I still did. First of all I am not a perfectionist in any sense of the word, but when it comes to school type things, I just have to do well to be happy. I graduated 5 years of college with a 3.93- nursing school and all! The 3 B's that I did get were when the men in my life needed extra time. Second, I only work PRN (as needed) and have never worked anything other than that. I want to be able to stay home with my kids, so I only work 1/2 shifts when my husband is home. This has made it so that I have never gotten really good at ER nursing. I feel like the idiot at work all the time! I do not want to show everyone how much of an idiot I am during a class. I feel like I have to do as good or better than everyone else on the tests just so they won't look down on me at work. Does that make sense? So this has been my stress week- even my husband said he could no longer live with me. Unfortunately, I have another one of those classes the first week of May. Time to get studying!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Ok, I decided to delete that last post, because it is still so contraversial! I have it written down- How insane I think my ward is- but I guess it doesn't need to be out there in the cyper world. That could constitute cyper bullying, even though I didn't mention names. Let us oft speak kind words!
Posted by The Monkeys at 2:58 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Ok, today has to be SPW- She Photographs on Wednesday's. Lately, I can't seem to keep up with everything. So today is an extra special cheater version of SPT. We were suppose to take a picture of something that is extra special about us. I have 2 old pictures and I promise I will add the new one after my daughter gets home from school.
The thing that is extra special about me is that I share my birthday with my only daughter.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I was just thinking in my car on Leap day as I was going to pick my kids up from school, "you had a whole extra day this year. What did you do with it?" I was disappointed to tell myself that I only scheduled and got ready for a party. I didn't help anyone in need ,cheer up the sad, or make someone feel glad, today. But then I heard on the radio the announcer talking about how it was an extra day of work stuck in there that you didn't get paid for and how terrible that was. I hadn't even thought that people might be in a funk because of that. I guess, because I don't get paid for my real job (mom) and my other job (RN) is paid hourly. So how was your Leap day? Were you bogged down by the thought of not getting paid for an extra day of work? Did you get paid any other way? I got paid by having a great time with family and friends. We had a pancake breakfast together, then played volleyball, pin the crown on the frog prince, red light, green light and had a cake walk. I made these frog and fly cupcakes and these party favors. It was a great way to celebrate a whole extra day. I would have liked to write that I lightened somebodies load, but maybe a little celebration is what some of them needed, to help get them out of the funk of working an extra day and remember to celebrate the fact that they got a whole extra day this year in which to better themselves!