Sunday, August 31, 2008

Time to play tag!

I've been "tagged" by Jennifer.

The rules go something like this:

1. Include a link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag six bloggers by linking.
5. Leave a comment for each blogger.

So here goes, my "unspectacular" goofinessisms are as follows:

1. Hmm......., Umm........, Well........., Let me think....Ah! Ok, let me first say if you are grossed out easily you might want to skip #1 and head to #2. On the other hand, if you are a mommy (especially a mommy to boys) you will soooooo get this! I am a stickler for clean ears. Nothing irritates me more than seeing my children with what is commonly referred to in the Balentine household as "cheez-puffs," hanging around in my little ones ear canals. We have a weekly ear-check every Saturday night to make sure those little buggers are pulled out and ears are squeaky clean and ready for Sunday morning church.

Now before I get comments on how you should never put q-tips in the ear canal of anyone much less of a child, know that if it's "way down there" I just take them to my fabulous Ped. and let him do it.

Yeah, I know it's icky, but some one's gotta keep those ears clean, so they can hear me tell them to clean there room! Hmmm, their rooms are currently trashed. Wonder if I cleaned ears well enough last night. (Note to self - check ears in the morning before breakfast.)

2. I don't tan. I remember when I came to this sad realization when I was 16. I've always had fair skin. Even when I thought I was tan, I still was pasty, ghostly white. I lay out, I burn, I peel, I look spotted and then the nasty cycle starts all over again. Mom used to encourage me back then by saying it was "peaches and cream" colored.

ANYWHO, I was coming out of my junior year in high school and was determined to make an amazing impression my senior year. I decided it would be a great idea to lay out everyday in the summer so that in August, when school started back up, I would be the Golden-Brown Goddess of ECS! God has a funny way of humbling us when we carry higher opinions of ourselves than we should.

I had once heard that if you rub butter on yourself when you "lay-out" you would get this amazing tan that would last for weeks. I don't think I have to finish the story for you to imagine the outcome. Needless to say after weeks of peeling and multiple bottles of aloe-vera I arrived to school paler than ever and somewhat spotted from the schluffing. Sooo, I gave up trying to be a sun-kissed blonde and now am content with my "Pimples, um, I mean, Peaches and Cream" complexion.

3. There are certain things in life that just go together. Salt and pepper. Ginger Rodgers and Fred Astaire. Hot summer days and a cold glass of lemonade. Perri and Bows. And close to the top of the list for me would be Frostys and french fries. Can't have one without the other...has to be both! And not separately, but dipped in each other. I've been doing that before it became somewhat acceptable, so, I'm tellin' ya if you haven't tried it, stop right now, take a trip to Wendy's, then come back and read the rest! YUMMYLICIOUS!

4. I have weird fear of heights, mainly open air heights. Like, I have no problem going to a high-rise building and looking out a window. No biggie. Balconies, say past the 6th floor, however, give me hives. And -don't--even---get---- me----started----- on----- Ferris (starting-to-hyper-ventilate) wheels (breathe 2,3,4, breathe 2,3,4, inhale, exhale)
.....must...move..on....turning purple....

5. So here's one thing that most people might be astonished over! I am a slammin' belcher! (probably not something everyone would be so proud to announce) but, I gotta say I've got skills in the art! I won't do it in front of just anyone, only those who promised to be my BFF and ever. Seriously, it's impressive.

6. And lastly, I don't get "Facebook" and I don't understand "texting". I mean, really, what's the point of either???? Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but can't you just pick-up the phone and do the same in less time? I personally think it's just two more methods of depersonalizing and avoiding contact with each other, but that's just me. I have friends who are dating on Facebook!
PA-LEASE!!!!! Come on, someone enlighten me here!!

OK, now I get to bestow this lovely effort on a few on my buddies and hereby officially "tag" the following people (Sorry - I don't know that many bloggers, so I only have a few)

I choose:


Tag! You're it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I'm not talking about the popping kind, but the kind that curled up in my lap and left half of her coat on my pants when she got up. The kind that always met us at the door when we got home with a wagging tail and a gaping, panting mouth that I swear was always curled up into a smile. The kind that was my first "Baby" and that I brought home on a snowy January evening in our first year of marriage. The kind that howled like a hound dog when strangers walked up the driveway and licked them to death when they left. The kind that I will forever miss and cherish every moment I had with.. We miss you, Bubbles...

November 10, 1995-July 28,2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

One really hairy situation...

My little girl. What can I say? She's adorably sweet and gentle. She's quiet, but friendly. She's got amazing blue eyes and pink cheeks. And the child has great hair - naturally curly, thick, and long. I loved it since the moment she was born. There is nothing quite like nestling my nose into her strawberry scented locks and breathing in the soft and precious mane of my little angel. Ahhhhhhhhhh......has turned into AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHG!! Beauty does come with it's downsides. And you think you have bad hair days?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Getting to know me?

Welp, I gave in. I tried to fight it. I must say I gave it a valiant effort, but I am so intrigued by the idea of blogging that I am going to try it for awhile. Probably I will get out one post on a month, but hey, it's something. So here very first post!

A few factoids about me:
  • I'm married to the most caring and wonderful husband in da whole wide world. (Almost 14 years married and 17 years together!)
  • We have three extraordinarily beautiful and precious kidos (sorry- can't help but to brag just a little) - Daylor 8, Duglin 6, and Perri 4 - all of which are homeschooled.
  • My absolute PASSION is worshipping my CREATOR! HE is SO good!
  • I love all animals, but especially my dogs, Harmini and Sundae.
  • I express myself best when I am singing.
  • I have the most amazing family and friends.

So, I look forward to sharing what's going on in my life with you. I would love to know what is going on with you as well! Hopefully, I will remember to keep up with it! Talk to you soon...