Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Take 5 Tuesday

5 of your favorite recipes, or things to cook/bake.
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Garlic Coleslaw
  • Black Bean Chili
  • Brownies (because I LOVE brownie batter!)
5 habits you would like to break.
  • Thinking that Diet Pepsi tastes wetter than water.
  • Going to bed with a full stomach, usually via cereal with almond milk.
  • Going into a place of despair when my kids fight. (Right now, older son is smugly playing video games, and younger son is riding his bike to deal with his anger. I, in a surprising plot twist, am writing in my weblog, instead of trying and failing to make it all better.)
  • Depending on caffeine to wake up.
  • Not washing my face when I go to bed. (I failed girl school on that one.)
5 windows open on your computer right now, (if you have 5.)
  • Bizarro.com's essays on why he's vegetarian.
  • Tracy Reifkind's Food and Thought weblog
  • Cathe Friedrich's STS blog (new pictures were posted today)
  • MotionBased.com (where I upload my Garmin data after running)
  • Bloglines (how I keep up with weblogs without spending every waking moment on the computer!)
5 of the best gifts you’ve received.
  • An engagement ring and a proposal from Tim.
  • A Mother's Day plaque from 2000 which reads:
For Mommy
because you read to us when it is late,
you make the best cookies,
you take us to the park,
and you always have a hug and a band-aid.
You are the best Mommy in the world,
and we love you up to heaven and back.
Happy Mother's Day from your boys.
(Tim "interviewed" the kids and then had their words made up on a plaque -- isn't that the BEST?!)
  • A ticket to see Aerosmith in concert from my brother and sister-in-law. (Concert was canceled and then marriage fell apart, so I never went, but I still remember how blown away I was!)
  • Green M&Ms from the M&M Factory in Las Vegas. Tim gave these to me right after I'd completed the figure portion of the Women's Tri Fitness competition in 2005. Chocolate has never tasted so good!
  • My Campus Queen lunchbox. I desperately wanted this in maybe 3rd or 4th grade, and my parents got it for me. It had a game on the back and a spinner, and I still have it!
5 of the best gifts you’ve given.

I'm completely drawing a blank on this one, which either means I've never given a good gift, or I'm just plain out of computer time and need to start dinner. I'll get back to you on this one...


KatieFeldmom said...

Thinking that Diet Pepsi tastes wetter than water. That's how I am with mountain dew. And I know it will only make me thirsty too. :o(

Brit-Man said...

Depends how you look at the despair situation.

One way is to say, my children are hacked off at each other, I should diffuse it.

The other is to say I should leave them to do their own seperate things. They need space to get their head around what just happened, and work themselves through it, and any intervention on my part, takes away their possible want to resolve their own issues, or might make them think, I don't believe they are capable of dealing, with their own fallout, so I have to intervene or show them how, which they don't appreciate.

I'm not saying either viewpoint is right or wrong, it's how the parenting individual views what is the best thing in the given scenario, and then respond accordingly.

You're a great parent Leslie, and you WILL be able to find the right way, to work out if intervention, or relenting from intervention serves the best, in any such given situation.

Whatever happens, I'm sure you'll do what you think is besT in any situation.

Bets wishes :-): -).


Anthony C said...

thank you so much leslie. i know what u said is true. it ishard to internalize and actualize it though.

it's something to do while im nervous and pacing. i have to find something else.

today was another bad, stressful, gut wrenching day and i wanted a cigarette BAD, BUT i didn't smoke one. i still want one now but im not going to do it.

your prayers mean more to me than you know b/c u are, essentially, a stranger but nonetheless are caring about my current situation that you dont even know about- truly amazing. thank you again.