Sunday, February 17, 2013

Random Thoughts

I like to get up very early in the morning, before anyone else in the house is awake, and the earlier the better. For awhile I was getting up regularly at 3:30 in the morning, and I loved it...but lately my body has been requiring more sleep and I don't get up until almost 5.  I feel like I'm losing precious time, but when you're tired, you should sleep.

This morning when I woke up, I was puttering around the kitchen making some waffles and coffee and laughing at the random thoughts going in and out of my mind while I was cooking.


  • The non-drip syrup cap on my syrup bottle drips.  Great concept, faulty outcome. -_-
  • The cheap-o coffee pot with the tall full-sized carafe I bought (to replace the more expensive brands that  kept breaking) is AWESOME!
  • Is that really a pizza box in the 'fridge from last Thursday??? I opened it up and it was empty.  I am quite certain the kids were not responsible since it was a Supreme (flashback to the days when I met hubby and his refrigerator always had two things...a stick of butter and an empty pizza box, lol.
  • Little man's coughing in his sleep which probably means we'll skip church this morning (I won't take him if he's got a cold, I wish other parents adhered to the same policy ;) ). 
  • We're visiting with friends tomorrow, whom we only see a few times a year because they live out of state, so I'm happy about that, but I've got so much to do today...that I thought I would have two days to do it in (today and tomorrow).
  • Why do we stress about happy things like visiting people we like over not being able to get work done that is never ending anyway? Shouldn't it be the opposite and we stress that work is going to get in the way of visiting, instead of stressing that visiting is going to get in the way of work?

And then my waffles were done so I took my thoughts to the table, where I found this:


That's my son's new Lego kit that he bought with money he's been saving a long time (good job little man).  My thoughts on it were that we would get it done over the long weekend, but we got it on Wednesday while school was still going, and the scene went something like this:

Wednesday:  Don't open the box until it's time to put it together or the pieces will get lost.

Thursday:  Stay out of the box or you're going to lose some of the pieces, and then we won't be able to put it together!

Friday:  I opened the box, we're totally geeked to start building...and one of the bags had already been opened.  Of course several pieces were missing, one of which is critical to the base.  So we're not building until we find the missing Legos. Seems easy enough, right?  Looking for them turned up nothing.

Saturday:  Did a house search, one of the Legos turned up.  Couple more to go...

Sunday:  It's still sitting there, on the table, and unbelievably we cannot find the missing Legos (where do those things go anyway??).

I hope the Legos turn up.  Sneaky little hiders, they are (and yes I took full advantage of the situation to offer up the 'This is why you have to listen to mommy,' speech).

Little man woke up shortly after that, and the first thing he wanted to know is if we were building Legos.  LOL 

Guess we'll be doing another house search today.

Happy Sunday.  :)


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  1. What a fun post Rosey - hope your little one is not too sick - and hope he finds those legos before someone steps on them - I can still remember the agony of that LOL !!!
    XXX

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    1. Oh my gosh, Suzan, Legos and Army men...the worst for stepping on!

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  2. Mmmmmm waffles are my favorite! and yes! We are definitely stressing backwards...over the wrong things. Hope you find your missing Legos!

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    1. Why is that?!? And we do it anyway, even when we know better. I hope we find those darn things too. Happy Sunday, Danni. :)

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  3. You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT - we definitely should not stress about happy things but we do. I am going to make a conscious effort to be more self-aware of this. Thank you :)

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    1. Even worse I'm aware and don't make the conscious effort, usually...but I did today. :)

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  4. They will show up...you know how? by the excruciating pain you will feel when stepping on one! Hope it doesn't end that way!lol, Have a beautiful Sunday Rosie...don't worry about the small stuff " There's a time for everything and a season for every activity under Heaven" Ecclesiastes 3:1

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    1. You aren't kidding, they do hurt your feet.

      Church starts at 11:15 and my son's not coughing now (awake) so we're going to rush around crazy and go after all (it's right down the road). Happy Sunday to you. :)

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  5. I love that you won't take your kids places if they are sick! Drives me crazy when I see sick kids out and about.

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    1. Especially if they don't cover their mouth...lol when they're coughing and sneezing, which we see all of the time. ;)

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  6. I hope your son feels better and you get to relax and enjoy your Sunday. Have fun playing with the awesome Lego kit!
    I remember loving them as a child! Xoxo
    Maria

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    1. He's my first of four to like Legos, so it's new fun for me too. :)

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  7. Legos have become a lot more than the Legos I remember as a kid. Are you sure the package wasn't opened when you got it? Could be someone got it as a gift opened it and took it back.....

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    1. Oh my gosh, they do have a huge variety out there, it's amazing, really.

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  8. Fun the thoughts that can come and go, the more random the more interesting too. And Ninja Turtles, now there is a good lego set. Never had ninja turtle legos when I was into it, if they did, would have got that for sure.

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    1. My oldest and my nephew who's a year older than him loved Ninja Turtles (and they're 25 and 26 respectively). It's funny that they are popular again. I was just talking to the gal who runs Jumpin' Beans about that, lol. Now if only legwarmers over blue jeans would come back... kidding. ;)

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  9. Although we don't have kids yet, I so agree with your decision not to take your kid out when he's sick!
    Wowww - you wake up around 3:30 - I can't even imagine that. I usually go to sleep after 2AM

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    1. That's the downside...if little man doesn't have school I'm fine and stay up to a normal hour. If he does, I snuggle up with him and read him his goodnight story, only to find hubby waking me up to come to bed hours later... that puts my bed time anywhere between 8:30 and 9 at night these days, lol!

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  10. Oh dear!! I have given that same lecture "this is why you listen to mum..." Eighteen ears on they still choose when they are going to listen Whew!!

    Love your random thoughts, I agree, housework is always there we should stress less about the unimportant things... also if your out of the house visiting friends the house doesn't get any worse ;) (food for thought ;)

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    1. Everything looks better with a nice perspective (and I like that one). :)

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  11. 3:30 is when you wake up?! what time do you go to bed?
    My brother spent the night last night and we went to bed at 2:30... told him I had not seen that time in ages... and I am feeling it today... so tired :)

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    1. I put the youngest to bed w/a story between 8:30 and 9 on school nights and inevitably fall asleep too...hubby wakes me up to come to bed when he's going to sleep. Crazy, I know, but I don't mind. I do laugh that it puts me into 'old lady' status around here.

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  12. I completely stress over my vacation time. Just to get ready to be gone is such an ordeal, and I feel completely guilty about not getting work done. I know I'm a nut;)

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    1. My husband is one of those guys who gets packed a week early and has no stress on the day. I pack the day before and run around in a panic. You'd think I would learn...but it's been a lot of years and I still do it the same way.

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  13. Hi there, I can't believe your energy-you get up before the sun. Great job! I loved your random thoughts and knowing this is what my daughter's home is like-Legos are everywhere. Hope you found the missing pieces. Praying your little guy isn't sick and that you have fun with your friends tomorrow. I agree totally with your thoughts about keeping sick kiddos home. My girls church families don't do that so sickness is always spreading.
    Hugs, Noreen

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    1. He hasn't had a sniffle or cough all day, just that cough in his sleep, I think it was a fluke because he seems totally fine (hurrah!). Thank you for your nice words and thoughts. :)

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  14. My husband goes to work at 3:30am and I wish I was disciplined enough to get up that early.
    My grandboy would flip over that Lego set. Oh I hope he doesn't see it on TV!
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. I like it, but I like the good old-fashioned bucket of Legos better...and I like the Duplo best (because they're too big to get lost).

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  15. My husband puts things back empty and he never is the person who decides to throw things out. When I met him and went into his refrigerator it was disgusting. You know how they clean refrigerators out at work and just throw the containers out? I wanted to do that so bad, but I wasn't going to start off out relationship with cleaning anything ;-)

    I'm surprised the missing Lego hasn't turned up (under bare your foot). But I suppose in your climate you aren't walking around in bare feet like I am. BTW we got a pinch of snow yesterday.

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    1. Ohh, is your son too old to get excited, or did he love it? Our snow comes and goes. It can't make up its mind what to do this year. The cold is pretty much sticking around though and I'm anticipating Spring.

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  16. I used to hate legos :D
    I think I like them now because they can be weapons to protect / alert you that someone is breaking in.

    Empty pizza box. Definitely a signature.

    And sometimes the cheaper things outlast the more expensive ones. What a way things are eh. :)

    And yes your body is demanding sleep.

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    1. Legos as alarms...so much cheaper than a service. :)

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  17. I can't believe 5 is sleeping in for you! I would be a zombie. Good luck with the lego search. Sounds frustrating!

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    1. We may have to proceed w/o it (of course once we're done, that's when it will turn up ;) ).

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  18. You are like my husband. The earlier to wake, the better. I on the other hand, HATE mornings. I do not function until later in the day. I do housework from 6:30 until 8, then laze around until after 10. I refuse to work out until after 2 because that's when I have the most energy for the day.

    Those Legos are like Barbie shoes. Always getting lost, and hurt like heck when stepped on!

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    1. If I don't work out early in the day...it's not happening. Not even if I try to talk myself into it. ;)

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  19. You are so right about stressing over the wrong things in life!

    I remember how proud my daughter was when she saved and earned enough money to buy herself an American Girl's dress which matched her doll's. Those things weren't cheap; over $80.00 in the mid 90's!

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    1. Eesh, that's totally expensive even for today! I have a daughter but she's surrounded by boys, so she never took to dolls much. I used to wish a bit that she had, but now I'm rethinking it. ;)

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  20. Ahhh! Lego's. We must have thousands of dollars invested. Now all in one huge container in the attic (my sons are 17 and 20). It's crazy and I still find pieces in baskets, in drawers under things. Maybe I have your missing piece ;).
    I stress over having to spend time getting dressed up to go to parties too. We schedule more work in one day than can ever be done. Must slow down!
    Following from the blog hop. Thanks for stopping by.
    Sandy
    www.savardstudios.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah ha, a place I HAVEN'T looked for the missing Legos. :)

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  21. Oh those big Lego sets kill me! I swear, we're always losing pieces, too - Honest to god, every time we have a set, those little tiny ones roll off the table and into some abyss somewhere never to be found again.

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    1. Now the long weekend's up too (we can't do it today) so this one may have to go back in the box until next weekend. Phft. Maybe by then the part will mysteriously show up, and if it doesn't, I guess we'll build around it.

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  22. Your random thoughts are very interesting Rosey. I hope you have now found all the missing Legos. Have a wonderful day with your friends.

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    1. Thanks, Judy, I'm excited to visit today! :)

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  23. So many funny thoughts here. I kind of do the reverse and find myself staying up super late after everyone is sleeping!e

    I'm excited to follow your blog!

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    1. I am following you back, thanks for the visit/follow. :)

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  24. Wow, I can't imagine waking up that early. I understand it, I just can't imagine it! lol
    Isn't it so weird that men could live with just a stick of butter and pizza in their fridge?! haha!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. And he was happy... lol
      I'd be miserable if that's all that was in the 'fridge.

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  25. What time do you go to bed in order to wake up between 3-5AM? I despise the 6:30AM alarm!!! :) Danica

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    1. I fall asleep when I put the little one to bed...hubby almost always has to come and wake me up when he goes to bed hours later. It's become a standing joke in the house that when I say I'm going to read a story and tuck him...everyone else tells me 'goodnight.' ;)

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