Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I've been thinking for awhile now that I should cut down on the sweets and start some type of exercise. Never was I more aware of this need than this morning! I helped in the kitchen at the Senior's Day Out at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly today. This morning as I was getting ready I thought I should wear something modest, nice, but not too dressy. I pulled on a pair of jeans...okay, okay, I squeezed on a pair of jeans. Then I made a fatal error. I chose to take a look at my backside to be sure I wasn't too hoochie-mama. Not only did I look like I was melted and poured into said jeans, everything in the lower half was much larger than the last time I took a good look. I tried finding a shirt that was long enough to cover the problem. All I could come up with was a white T-shirt that has "White & Nerdy" printed across the front. Comical? Yes. Appropriate for this occasion? No. After several wardrobe changes and trips to the loutish looking-glass, I opted for a pair of capris and a top that half-covered my hiney. These capris were given to me a few years ago and they've always been so loose that I have trouble keeping them up. Today, they fit just right. In checking the tag, I came to the startling realization that they are a full two sizes larger than I have ever worn!!! Where's the number to Jenny Craig?

My Kids

I have two of the greatest kids in the world! They are bright, funny, sweet and pretty darned cute to boot. Don't get me wrong...they have their moments when you just want to wring their necks, but by-in-large they are a real joy.
Megan is 7. She is in the second grade. Her reading and vocabulary skills are off the chart. She can pick up almost anything, read it and actually understand what she's reading. She is compassionate and welcoming to all.
Robby is 5. He is in Kindergarten. He is a builder. Give him a pile of Legos or K'nex and he will build something amazing. He is witty and says something to make me laugh on a daily basis.

Monday, September 15, 2008

An Open Door

I am just getting started w/this whole Blogging thing. I was inspired to create this because of an article I read in the State Journal Register. My blog is named in honor of my husband, Rob. According to him, I am pleased when the kids do something funny or I read a good article or whatever because it gives me "a new story to tell". So, now I have a whole new venue to share those stories. I first thought that a blog would be like a window into my world, a glimpse of what I do everyday, what I'm thinking, etc. Then, I realized, it's not a window I'm wanting to create but an open door. I want this to be a place where I can share and others can come in, have a cup of coffee and share right back. So don't just peer through the window. Walk right in.