Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THIS WEEK.....

This week I have realized.....

-Brandon is hilarious! The other day we were in the car and Brandon informed us that he isn't getting married (something he has said many times) and he is not going on a mission. The reason for this? He wants an X- BOX and since I won't get him one he is going to use his own money and get one. Getting married and missions take too much money so he isn't having anything to do with those things. I work up this long "gospel principles" talk and began with "Well, Brandon, the prophet has asked all boys to serve a mission.......etc......but you have your agency and can make your own choice but..... (I intended to talk about blessings etc) but didn't get that far because I hear Brandon suddenly YELL
"I don't have agency! I don't even have an agent! I DON'T EVEN HAVE A LAWYER!!!"

Hmm.....Does he think he NEEDS a lawyer? Makes me wonder what he has been watching on TV!


-taking two PM's is not a good idea...even if the bottle says the appropriate dosage is two pills! I was out like a light on Saturday night but apparently kept calling Tyler on his cell phone, asking what he was doing! He was downstairs in his bed! He finally asked what was wrong with me! I spent all day Sunday groggy and church...that was fun. I am waiting for that call.....
"Sister Diaz, do you having a drinking problem?"

-the advertised price is never REALLY the price. If you have enough time and are willing to haggle, you can get a better rate. I am not very good at this but I have friends that are good at it.....very valuable!

-I love to read but really hate it when I start a book and really don't care for it but think I HAVE to finish it! My latest....not my favorite, would not recommend book......."My Sister's Keeper" The books was OK but slow. I did not like the occasional swearing. It did not add a thing to the story. I know the movie could not have used the same word and gotten a PG 13 rating. I am now trying to decide if I even want to see the movie. Hmmmmm?
So....do you have any recommendations for a good read?

-There is a time and a season for all things right? So why is it that the grass is always greener on the other side? When my kids were little, and I was stuck at home all the time.....Dave working two jobs.....having only one car......I just KNEW things would be much easier when the kids were older. All I wanted was to get out of the house and have some adult conversation. Now I would give anything to just stay home and clean the house on a regular basis and cook a nice dinner every night (something I used to do all the time), and hang out with my kids. I miss the kids being little and crawling into bed with me and I miss the biggest problem they faced was an owie on their knee or spilling all over their clothes just as we are walking out the door for church. Oh boy.....I wish I knew then what I know now! I am dreading the next season of life..... being home alone. I just can't imagine them being gone. Brandon always told me he would buy the house next door so he could always live by me but now he has decided that Alyssa is cooler and is planning on ditching me to live by her!

-John Bytheway is awesome! I envy those that can bring the scriptures and gospel principles alive. If you have not listened to "Righteous Warriors: Lessons from the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon" I highly recommend it!

10 comments:

Older and Wisor said...

Have you read "Hunger Games?" That was the last thing that I read that I couldn't. put. down.

I hate having to stop a book becasue it gets inappropiate, but unfortunately I can't just "skip over parts." Once it goes bad, it's ruined forever for me. Strange thing is, some of these books have been recommended by friends (all members have the same standards, right? Mmmm...Not so much.)

DIAZ BLOG said...

I know what you mean.....I think I need to mostly stick to the LDS authors. I think there are same great books out there but why oh why do they have to ruin it with a little of this and a little of that??? Movies aren't much better!

Kim said...

I LOVE the season of life that I'm in. my fear is that we'll reach the next season and I will miss this one too much.

I love the Children of the Promise series (I have it) and Kingdom and the Crown.
Non LDS?..... Shannon Butler says Chicken in the Headlights is HYSTERICAL

Flynn Fam 6 said...

I like your post, it was thoughtful. Lets have lunch tomorrow if you read this in time!

Olivia said...

Sister Diaz, do you have a drinking problem? Hee, hee. I love it!

fourcrazykids said...

Jenn you and I have been feeling exactly the same about our "seasons."I really miss the days when there was a nice dinner on the table and freshly bathed kiddos ready for bed.Sophia still crawls in bed sometimes at night and Alex and I don't mind because she is the last one and that will probably end soon.The thing I try to remember is that there are pro and cons to every season(like now we can go out and do not have to pay for childcare!) and I just have to be grateful I get to have these seasons.I am not much help on the book choices. I read My Sister's Keeper and I agree. Bad language did not add to the story. I wish you could find out if there is bad language in a book before you read it like you can on a movie. Maybe Time Traveler's wife?

fourcrazykids said...

Jenn you and I have been feeling exactly the same about our "seasons."I really miss the days when there was a nice dinner on the table and freshly bathed kiddos ready for bed.Sophia still crawls in bed sometimes at night and Alex and I don't mind because she is the last one and that will probably end soon.The thing I try to remember is that there are pro and cons to every season(like now we can go out and do not have to pay for childcare!) and I just have to be grateful I get to have these seasons.I am not much help on the book choices. I read My Sister's Keeper and I agree. Bad language did not add to the story. I wish you could find out if there is bad language in a book before you read it like you can on a movie. Maybe Time Traveler's wife?

Natalie said...

Annie told me yesterday that when she grows up she is getting 2 earings. I said well,that is your choice but stiil not what the prophet has asked. She could have cared less. Always testing the limits that child. I guess there is one in every family.

The Flynn's said...

Olivia really wants to live with us the rest of her life too. I suggested that she could live next door but that was not close enough. The funny thing is that I think I'd really love it (like you) if my kids just stayed forever. We could just have one giant house and be one big happy family. I don't know, maybe that would get old?

Kim Rose said...

Drinking in our family is not a good idea.
I find that simply sleep works better for me then the pm's. They knock me out too.