Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Love This Mother's Day Poem

One of my best friends- Annie is an amazing woman. She has 4 children and one of them is a special need's daughter. I admire her positive outlook and she has inspired me greatly. Annie's oldest daughter wrote a special Mother's Day poem that is in a contest. I'd like to share it here:

The Desired Career
by: Katie Riley

Oh, what I desire most,
to have that wonderful job,
The proudest job there could ever be,
I hear it has the best of pay,
and lots of benefits.

I don't see why everyone thinks,
it is so horrible,
sure they clean and clean,
and clean some more,
but that's not all they do,
what about all the smiling they do?
Sure there's ups and downs,
but don't all jobs have that?

I dream and dream,
of what it would be like,
to have that job when I am old,
how wonderful it might be,
as well as it is not,
but I don't linger on the negatives,
just on the positives.

All the proud moments,
from reading a fairy tale,
to watching one come true,
from watching inductions,
to watching graduations.

Oh, what I desire most,
to have that wonderful job,
The proudest job there could ever be,
I know it has the best of pay,
and tons of benefits,
but what job in the world,
would I have in mind?

Not one that pays a billion dollars,
the one that pays a billion smiles,
not one that keeps me away from home,
the one that keeps me at home.

I want to have that wonderful job,
where I get to be called "Mommy".
Isn't it great? If you love this poem, you can vote for it by clicking here: and vote for #29.
With Mother's Day coming up, I thought I'd share with you one of my favorite videos called "The Ultimate Mom to Do List Song" by Hillary Weeks

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pandemic Prep

Over the last few years, we have been building up our food storage supplies. I feel pretty confident that we could take care of ourselves for quite a while if for many reasons we may not be able to purchase food.

One thing that is often overlooked is building up supplies in case of a pandemic flu outbreak. Today there is a new threat of the "swine virus. " I'm not trying to spread panic, but I have been following pandemic news for a few years now and it may not be this flu that causes a huge pandemic, but most experts agree that there will be a widespread pandemic at sometime in the future.
It reminded me to order more N95 masks. The N95 masks are certified to block flu viruses. If there is ever a worldwide pandemic, I want to be prepared to protect myself and my family for a few months at a time. I have slowly been buying supplies of masks about every other month as they are not very cheap. I found that Emergency Essentials has the adult size masks on sale. I have looked for child size masks for some time and the best I can find so far are from Med on the Net. I haven't received these child masks to see their quality yet, but I want disposable masks and not resuable ones, as to not spread the disease.
A website that I recommend for learning how to deal with a pandemic is call The Totally Ready Blog.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Jeremiah

Today is Jeremiah's birthday. I can't believe he is now 10. He is one sweet boy and I'm so thankful to have him as a son.
Last night we went out to dinner and to see "Mosters vs. Aliens." This is the rundown of his day. We attended church in the morning. For lunch I fixed him his favorite meal - ribs and corn on the cob. Then hanging out all afternoon. This evening we went over to Grandma's house for cake and icecream. This included a party with the local aunts, uncles and cousins. One funny note, we gave his his own super size can of Pringles chips. He giggled so much. Jeremiah is a salt addict and was just as happy to receive a can of chips as any other present.
It may not have been the most eventful day as we were trying to celebrate, but still honor the Sabbath Day. However, tomorrow is a day off of school, so they just may have to breakout the four-wheelers for a ride around the yard!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Look What "The April Fool" Left Us

Ever since I can remember "The April Fool" has been putting breakfast on our tree on April 1st. This morning his left us chocolate milk and pop tarts. Other years he has left us yogurts and spoons. It's a fun morning!