Monday, January 31, 2011

Home is a HAPPY place

Pony Girl  is working towards her "Faith in God" award from our church. To receive the award she participates in a variety of activities in several areas: learning and living the gospel, serving others, developing talents, etc. over a 4 year time frame. One of the goals she decided to work on was to read: The Family: A Proclamation to the World, and write a list of ways she could make our home and family a happier place. She was to then share the list with her parents. Tonight she happily handed Mr. KIR and I the list. She was all smiles and "aren't I a good daughterish." We of course smiled and "good jobbed" her. As I turned to head back to what I was doing she innocently said, "Here Mom, you can take this downstairs and recycle it, I won't be using it anymore."

Good to see it sinking in Dear...GOOD to see!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kid Talk

After dinner: Approximately 7:00pm

Mr. KIR:  "Sweetums, come in here and load the dishwasher please."
Sweetums: "NO!"
Mr. KIR:  "Sweetums, come in here and load the dishwasher."
Sweetums: "I SAID, NO!"
Mr. KIR:  "Sweetums, get your butt in here and load the dishwasher."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kid Talk

Recently, I enlisted my offspring in the ever popular rotating cycle of dishwasher loading. They were all overjoyed.

After a particularly normal amount of loading done by Little Miss Sweetums, she informed me, "Loading the dishwasher is the stupidest chore ever and I hate it."

I mentioned ever so sweetly, "Yes it indeed is a yuck-ola job, one that I have been doing without child labor for the last 15 years."

She pondered on this with a serious scowl on her gorgeous face before yelling in NO UNCERTAIN terms, "FINE--we will do it for the next 15 years, but then YOU are going back to doing it BY YoUrSeLf!"

Monday, January 17, 2011

Garage Bliss

The weather here in this lovely state is Freezing Cold right now. DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME? Freezing Cold! We recently had winds at 50 miles an hour. Strong enough to crease our garage door right through the middle. Yes in deedy do--smooshed it like an aluminum can under the moving tire of the expedition beast I drive. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Not I said this fly!!
Of course it happened on the coldest day of the century with snow pelting us at every whim. Of course it happened while Mr. KIR had fled the country. Of course it would not open therefore causing me and the gremlins I'm raising to have to use the front door causing the strong winds to catch said door, ripping it from it's hinges at every opening. Of course when I called to have it fixed it would be over a month before a high wind door could be purchased, ordered, delivered and installed. Of course during said such wait it rained and snowed so much there were a few days the doors of previously mentioned vehicle were frozen shut and ice surrounded the exterior of the thing.
Of course insurance paid for it and it is now installed and BEAUTIFUL!

Oh how I love my new garage door. Oh how thankful I am for garages and the yumminess that is entering and exiting a vehicle from the warmth and protection of said garage.

Of course... Mr. KIR is gone and has not had the pleasure of seeing it yet.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kid Talk

Our fridge usually consists of yogurt, cheese, milk, fresh fruit and veggies and candy bars. Rarely will there be containers with left overs, marinates or what ever else other people keep in fridges that don't look bare. I simply hate to cook. Hate-not Can't- big difference. I did not realize how long it had been since I have really cooked for my family until recently. This week I made taco pizza, jello -two flavors-, cheeseburger pie, pudding, mashed potatoes and gravy, chow main noodles and sweet and sour chicken. YUMMOLA! The fridge has no spare room whatsoever.

So this morning when Sweetums opened the fridge I had to stifle a giggle when she seriously stated, "WOO- this fridge is packed. Do we have to clean it out or do we just get a new one?"

Monday, January 10, 2011


Dear Mr KIR,
Remember when you said you wanted to live in the mountainous area and I panicked a bit because I LOATH cold weather? Well, seeing as how we just met up with my brother, his wife and their adorable little baby boy this weekend in Chicago, and it being 5 BELOW zero, with us  walking everywhere because we were staying on Michigan Avenue --which is shopping villa (or as I like to call it: HEAVEN)-- and I loved it and all...Well Sweetheart: Have I got a solution for you!

Please sell your soul to whomever necessary so you can start making the BIG bucks because baby, the solution seems to be: ME + UNLIMITED SHOPPING = OBLIVION TO TEMPERATURE SURROUNDINGS, CREATING PURE BLISS!