Friday, July 16, 2010

5 Question Friday

I have not played the 5 Question Friday in a while and I thought I would this week.  The older two kids are at VBS at our church and I have a few free moments before it is time to go pick them up.  I have been crazy with qualifications for Mary Kay right now that I have not had much time to blog.  I have missed it but I have huge goals to finish this month and next.  Other than keeping house, running after three kids and trying to work out it there is not a lot of time left to blog.  I could not find the link button on her site but you can play along with Mama M by clicking here. She has a really cute blog I like to follow.

1. Do you collect anything?

I use to collect Gone with the Wind memorabilia.  I since moving from having it all over my highschool bedroom to having my own house. I did not have much space left for Scarlett and Rhett.  I have started a small collection of Twilight things since that is my new favorite set of books and movies.  I now collect jewelry crosses.  I love the ones I have gotten so far.  For Christmas I have copied my mother and started collecting Santa's to decorate with.
2. Name 3 celebrities that you find good looking.
When I was a teen I loved Chris Odonell and Kirk Cameron.  I just dated myself as a teen in the 90's.  Now there are several that I think are handsome but I like them when they are in character  not in normal life. (If that makes any sense.)  Number 1 would be Robert Pattinson when he is Edward. (Eclipse finally got him looking like the story book Edward.  Orlando Bloom when he is Legolas and in Pirates.  In normal day dress he is not "clean cut" enough for my taste. 
I think Zack Efforn is the cutest.  But I should pick someone out of their 20's right? It's my blog and I can do what I want. :)

3. Do you have any scars? If so, what's the story behind it (them?)?
I have one in my eyebrow where the hair does not grow.  I have to use brow gel to cover it up.  It is from when I was five and my three year old little brother was killing ants with a crow bar and I looked over is shoulder to see what he was doing.  He never he knew he hit me.  Now my question is where he got the crowbar and where our parents were at the time?
4. What is a food that you like to eat, but others might think it's gross or weird?
I like to dip french fries in a chocolate milkshake.  I don't think that is weird.  I also like to dip potato chips in ketchup. 
5. Have you ever seen a tornado in real life?
Not really.  I was in Belton when the big tornado hit Jarell Texas back in 1998 I think.  It's about 15 minutes north.  We had tornado's touch down in Temple, Belton and North Austin.  I just could not leave class due to the storm. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless Wed.

My favorite of all of the pictures I took on the 4th of July.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My Little Man

Dalton has been at his Aunt Wee's house since last Friday.  He will not be home until Tuesday and I miss him!  He is 8 now and thinks he is grown.  He is in heaven with my teenage nephews! He is in guy land full of Halo, Guitar Hero and I am sure plenty of burping and farting jokes.  He has hung with the big boys all week and I can tell when I talk to him on the phone.  He called me a punk for going to see Eclipse with out him and wanted to know all about the wolves and the Harry Potter preview that I saw!  He must have felt so grown getting to go see Toy Story 3 in 3D with his 19 & 16 year old cousins.  I fully warned them to buckle him up, not let him go to the theater bathroom on his own and not to let him wander off by himself.  I know that I was 19 when I use to take these two boys on outings when they were 6 & 4 but, girls view things differently.  When warning my nephew about this, he jokingly buts in with, "So the beer I bought to give him is out?"  Just wait until this nephew has a kids of his own and we will see how he feels. 
Speaking of the whole bathroom thing, I have a question to pose to other mother's of boys out there.  Dalton is 8 now and does not want to go into the restroom with me when we are in public.  I get that, but I am just not ready to send my 8 year old little boy into the big men's bathroom all on his own.  We have all heard the horror stories and what can happen to little boys in men's bathrooms.  I swore I would not be that over protective mom but if I don't protect him who will?  If I had more than one little boy to send together I think it would be different.  I get the funny looks for women in the YMCA locker room and bathrooms.  I understand that he is getting too old to go with me.  But did anyone else struggle with this?  The icing on the cake was the other day when we were in Walmart and Madie announces, "I need to go potty!"  I think it is ingrained in her little body that every time we are in Target or Walmart and at the furthest place in the store away from the bathroom that she needs to go right then.  So I left my half full cart out side the bathroom and lugged all three into the restroom against Dalton's will.  I could not leave him alone outside the bathroom? I took both girls into the stall and hear Dalton out side of the stall, "T-t-tame.T-t-tame-pon. Tamepon. Hey mom what's a tamepon?"  I went three shades of red and heard another lady in a stall stiffel a giggle.  "Don't worry about it Dalton." I called from the restroom while struggling the get Madie's pants up with out her touching the toilet seat. "But mom they are selling them in this bathroom.  Is it for girls?"
I hurriedly tried to get the girls hands washed at a sink that is too tall and get out of the bathroom as fast as I can.  "Mom what are they for? What is a Tampon?" I was a blank for an answer and very embarrassed. "Please don't Dalton. It is not something for you to worry about." Then his impish smile crossed over his face starting at the corner of his little mouth as he spoke. "Oh I get it Mommy.  It is something inappropriate to talk about isn't it?"  
Ah the adventures of Motherhood!   

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Very Hard Week with a Very Good Ending

This week has been a terrible, no good very bad week that progressively just got worse as the week carried on. But this week had a very good ending!  I am not going to go into all of the details because it is over now. (Thank the Lord!) I am in qualifications to becoming a director with Mary Kay and things fell very short and we made it into the next month by the skin of our teeth.  As I frantically worked to make up the difference in our production and finish the minimums of the month, the stress of my husbands job made him crack and he took it out on the entire family.  He has since apologized and even helped me get my newest team member, but things were tense around the Koenig house this week.  This was topped off by while I was putting in a new team members order at her apartment my daughter announces that she needs to go potty.  I ran her upstairs to their bathroom thinking no one was home and not being warned that anyone was home upstairs. I  walked in on her roommates boyfriend completely naked going to the bathroom! I saw enough to know he was not dressed and escaped running back down stairs with my little one still needing to go potty.  It was a first for me in my Mary Kay career!  I ended the week while I was out running errands blowing out the side of my favorite pair of flip flops and it was heavily raining.  Then getting a speeding ticket on Thursday morning. I was so sad Tuesday nights watching all the status updates of people I knew that were at the midnight showing of Eclipse.  My girlfriends and I had purchased tickets for July 1st.  I could not justify going before June was over because I was working.  Thursday seemed so far away.  I could not wait to see the movie!  So to reward my hard work my wonderful sister-law, Jenny treated me to the early bird showing Thursday morning at 10:15 with popcorn and drink included! Or my she bought tickets to see it with my brother and he did not want to go and I was her second choice. Seeing the movie 10:15 two days after it opened was not the same vibe as seeing New Moon at the midnight showing with 2000 other anxiously waiting fans with all of their various Twilight shirts.  We sported our Team Edward shirts proudly.  But I think we were the only ones. It was fun to see it with Jenny though.  She was so sweet to think of me and wanted to see the movie with me.  She had to work and could not go with our girls group for the Thursday showing.  I love my Jenny!
Thursday night I went with the rest of my gals over to Alamo Draft House to see the movie again.  Yes, I saw Eclipse twice in one day and had two different shirts for the two viewings.   So I sported my new shirt and headed out! This theater was a restaurant and we ate during the movie.  I don't think I can go back to a regular movie theater after this. 

Stephanie had the best shirt of the night although Jasper was so good in the movie I wanted a Jasper shirt like Vanessa got. 
My thoughts on the movie will be saved for another blog post.  I wanted to feature my Twilight Home girls that made my movie experience so awesome and a fun ending to what started as a rough week.