Thursday, September 21, 2006

A good green bean

Every once in a while Jones will go on a hunger strike. He is very active in politics and believes that is the best way to stick it to the man. Ok really, he just goes on hunger strikes when he is teething and we just pretend he is being brave for a cause he believes in. Whenever he is on one of his strikes we like to tell anyone who he refuses food from about his strike and why he is having it. Here are some of the reasons:

Breast cancer awareness
Peace in the middle east
Acapella music only at Renovatus
Capitol one
Capitol hill

You know your average run of the mill hunger strike. We believe someday he will be a great leader.

But seriously, now he is on one of his hunger strikes. When he wont eat for a couple days we can occasionally trick him into eating one of his two favorite foods, plain rice cakes and green beans. Plain green beans, slightly cooked, long so he can hold one in each hand while he plays. Here is a couple pictures of my boys eatting their green beans yesterday. Aren't they the cutest?!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

potent potables for $100

Ryan and I have been having an on-going conversation these days about something very important. When I tell you all what it is, I know without a shadow of a doubt that you will agree to it's level of high priority. It's something we can't figure out and I hope you all can help. Here is goes...

How does one go about being quoted? You google "famous quotes" or "quotable quotes" and you come up with websites filled with thousands of quotes from people. Some people are famous, but a lot are just names that no-one or rarely anyone has heard of. I, no we, want to be some of those people. I know I can come up with somethings people will want to repeat in their speeches or at least in greeting cards. How can I go about doing this and most importantly is there any money involved?

There is my question for you. Answer it and answer it well.

Oh! I just had another idea. If you got to be quoted what would you say? This could be fun! The winner might just get their quote on my blog. Oh yeah, that is what I am gonna do. The winner will be quoted here on my blog and it will be good...real good. A-ooo, let the games begin!

Friday, September 15, 2006


I used to be a pre-school teacher. We had some stuff that the kids loved to play with called oo-blick (cornstarch and water). It's pretty cool, kind of feels wet and sticky, yet dry and powdery all at the same time. One little boy in my class loved oo-blick more than anything else, everyday he would ask to play with it. This is how that conversation sounded.

"Teacher Jessica, do you have any Boob-lick?"
"Yes J I can get some oo-blick out for you."
"Thank you Teacher Jessica, Boob-lick is my favorite! I love to play with the Boob-lick."

Boob-lick Cool.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Turkey day...go away

Thanksgiving...Hmmm...I think I am un-American, let me explain.

Thanksgiving is truly one of my least favorite times of the year. I am reminded of this every fall when all of the turkey decorations arrive. I don't want to be a downer, but seriously, this holiday has come to represent some not so desirable attributes of the American society. Several of you have heard me talk about this before, but this is my blog and I will talk about it some more.
Every Thanksgiving thousands upon thousands of people get together. They cook tons of food, so much food that most have an assortment to chose from, "Which of the three salads made today shall I eat? I'll just have some of all." They eat more than is normal, more than is healthy. They actually gorge themselves to the point of discomfort "why did I eat that much? It was just so good I couldn't stop." Then they lay around tired from the meal, waiting, waiting until the evening so they can eat again "left overs and turkey sandwiches". That is what the day is, that is what it is all about...Eating...Unhealthy, gorging, over eating. How does this represent America?

We have so much. We have more than enough and we don't even realize it. We want more and when we get it, it just feeds the desire to for more things. We want more toys, more things, we run out of space and need bigger houses to contain our possessions. When we get our houses they are so big that we must get more things to fill them. We have an over abundance and how do we choice to celebrate this? By buying, making, and devouring more food than is even healthy. It just feeds our self centered greed and lust for more.


What if Thanksgiving didn't have to be like this? What if our way of being thankful and thanking God for all that he has provided and all we have as Americans was by giving to others. What if we helped others? Fed them? Took care of the needs of others who don't have an abundance of crap or any food at all? How about taking it a step farther. What if we gave up something on Thanksgiving and gave it to someone who needed it. A sacrificial thank you, one that actually meant something because it had a cost? Maybe we should go without a meal and give our food to those who are hungry. Can you imagine giving your feast to someone who was starving! Now
that is something I could enjoy doing on a day designed to be thankful for God's provision.

Sometimes I wonder if we could start to change the ideals of our country just by changing how we ourselves chose to live. I want to chose to be thankful in a way that will change the lives of others and give to them what I have and I want to teach that to my children. That would be cool.

Monday, September 04, 2006

If I could have just one person...

If I could have just one person to do my bidding it would be a cook. I don't mind cooking too much if I know what to cook and don't have to do the dishes, but seriously, how often does that happen? If I had a cooking slave, i.e. chef who could make me whatever I wanted to eat and would then clean up his/her own mess I would be so happy! I would clean the rest of my house (seriously sweet heart, I would even pick up my clothes!), I would scrub the toilets. Oh to have a chef! Oh to not have to wash my dishes that are piled high in my sink and overflowing onto all of my counters. I think I know what I am going to ask Santa for...I can't wait for Christmas!

If you could have one person what would they do??

P.S. If this guy was my chef I think he would always sing and talk like Mario from Nintendo...Infact I know he would, because I would make him. He is my cook person I can do with him as I want.

Friday, September 01, 2006


For a while I am going to try to have a more directed study time (and hopefully get into a better habit or routine of quiet times), I am going to focus every month on a new spiritual discipline. The purpose being to be able to learn how to connect with God in different ways and to grow my relationship with Him. This month is meditation. What do you know about it? What are your experiences with it? Got any good books?