Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011- What a Year!

OK~ I'm reflecting on 2011, what a year I have had! This train that I hopped on called Social Media in 2009 has taken me to places that I never imagined I would be going.

I found myself speaking at three conferences and even organizing/hosting one! And this blog...How can I thank each of you for stopping by and sharing what is going on in this Mom's life?!  You all rock!!!!

Spring/Summer 2011 was very busy for our family- two bridal showers, two nieces got married, a niece graduated from high school, a nephew graduated from high school and Garrett participated in the Iowa State High School Trapshooting Meet! Now, that doesn't look that busy- but it sure seemed like it at the time.

The people that I have met in Social Media are some of the most motivating and inspiring people that I have ever met in my life. Social Media has shown me that there are still really, really good people in our world today. Did you know that one of my Mom Blogger Friends dyed her hair blue- to raise money for a little girl in her state that is very ill?  Through the power of Social Media she raised thousands of dollars and dyed her hair blue!

And the people I have met.....There are so many people that have impacted my life in such a positive way- the list would fill up about 10 blog posts! Amazing, Amazing people- that I'm so glad to have met!

There is so much good in Social Media.....I'm excited to see what's around the corner for me in 2012?  Any thoughts? So, for now, I'll kick back with the family and watch the fire crackle away in the fireplace! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Once a Mom...Always Recognized As a Mom

OK~ I'm visiting a local convenience store. The gal at the check-out says, "Aren't you Blaine's Mom?" I respond, "Yes, I am." She then says, "I've known Blaine since he was five." Within two minutes, I now know that this young lady is going to go back to school when she has enough money, works full time, and is glad to have known my son for so many years.

I'm thinking...Wow- I recall when Blaine was two (he'll be 21 in about a month) and I was in a local store. Two kids hollered at me, "Hey, there's Blaine's Mom!" More than 15 years later...I'm still hearing that where ever I go! Yes, I do have a name, but that's irrelevant when you become a Mom. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Three Signs That Christmas Has Come and Gone

OK~ We all had a joyous Christmas at our house..The laughter, love, and fun was really one for the memory books! I've reflected and I know that Christmas is over...

1) My Christmas tree is really bare...There are no packages underneath it. Must be time to pack it away until next year!

2) The Christmas music has left the air waves....But never fear the iPod is loaded for the gym- Christmas Carols can still be played!

3) People are rude! Now, I do understand that the days between Christmas and New Years can be stressful. But seriously, it is NOT ok to demand to move to the front of the line just because you have a return!

I seriously wish people could be nice all year long- there's something about a sense of calm that comes over people on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Why can't we be that way all year long? Christmas is NOT about the's all about the birth of baby that we know as Baby Jesus. So, the next time you think it is OK to push your way into a line- think of the Star In The East and the love that came about on that beautiful Christmas Eve.............

And you know what- This is what I love about Christmas- Family is just AWESOME! My sister hosted- We played our annual Bingo game- and the prizes were just as lovely as usual! My Dad was lucky enough to receive the bra clips that had been given to someone the year before- I do wonder where they will end up next year? And then we had a Kinect Tournament- How fun is that? For those of you that are wondering- My nephew who is 5 and me competed against each other- The sensor recognized both of us just fine!

My family and I are truly blessed......Until the calendar says Merry Christmas in 2012......We are moving on to 2012! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mr. Flea!

OK~ Wally loved Mr. Flea. Skipper wanted a piece of him...Sadly Mr. Flea lived about 15 minutes!

The house was in chaos for those 10 minutes as well! Did your pets get any cool gifts from Santa? Wally and Skipper would love to hear what they received! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Monday, December 26, 2011

What? It's JUST December 26th!

OK~ It's seriously the day after Christmas and the stores are really not that busy. Although, I did not find myself in a return or exchange area- that may be the difference. We began our hunt for a new vacuum cleaner, as the one we have is 9 years old and no longer moves properly...So, off to town we go!

It's about lunch time....We are eyeing one of our favorite restaurants- it looks to be crowded (unusual for Monday 12:30 p.m.). But, I must remember this is no ordinary Monday- this is December 26th!  So, we decide to shop before we eat.

We do not find our vacuum cleaner of choice (one that will last another 9 years at store #1)!  We then cruise back by restaurant #1- the parking lot is STILL packed. So, on to restaurant #2 we go- Parking lot is SWAMPED.

On to store #2- We find a "few" vacuum cleaners. Although, the one that was priced $30.00 less at store #1- is at store #2 and is NOW appealing...So- back to store #1- We purchase the first vacuum cleaner we originally spotted.  And since we still in the vicinity of restaurant #1- we check out the parking lot- packed!  So.....on to restaurant #2- still crowded- We are thinking- it's now 1:45 p.m. - shouldn't restaurants clear out by then.......We now have the craving for hamburgers....So- we decide to head to Perkins- they have pretty good burgers!

We venture in to Perkins (restaurant #3)- parking lot is not crowded (red flag)- We are seated, handed menus and asked for our drink orders......A few minutes later- our drinks are delivered.....Our waitress (who was doing her job) says, "We are out of steak, hamburgers, turkey, sandwiches, etc"....Now remember- we were headed here because we now wanted burgers! Talk about horrible customer service- Would somebody please tell me why the waitress would not tell us they are basically out of everything due to Christmas BEFORE she gets our drink order?  So, by now we have all three taken a sip of pop- I am no longer in the mood to eat at Perkins..............Todd and Garrett get up and I follow. I was unable to locate our waitress to let her know we were leaving, so I handed the store manager our menus and said we would be dining elsewhere...No questions asked!

We get in the truck...Garrett says, "Wow...Talk about a drink and dash!" I'm thinking- #FAIL!!!!!  This is not good- but, on the other hand I hope he saw what happens when customers are not given the service they deserve. I honestly don't think we were asking for too much!

Back we go to restaurant #2 (Are you confused by now?  I know I still am!). We find a parking place, walk in the door and we are asked for our last name. I say, "How long will that be?"  She slowly says, "Ummmm- 5 minutes!" I said, "No thank you, we aren't going to mess around with it!" Our past experience has shown us that when dining in restaurant #2 if you cannot be seated at the door, your service will be very SLOW!

So off to restaurant #4 we go- McDonalds!  Who would have thought that hours later, we no longer want hamburgers- So..we order McRibs and Chicken Nuggets- The All American Day After Christmas Meal!  Note to Self:  DO NOT GO OUT TO EAT THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS NEXT YEAR! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

OK~Santa will need an interesting mode of transportation this year. We actually have green grass this year in Iowa for Christmas. Enjoy your family and have a very Merry Christmas! After all, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Did Someone Say Ice Cream?

OK~ Two of my boys are watching tv- the oldest one and the youngest one. I made a general announcement- "There is ice cream in the freezer!" That's all it took- just one announcement that there is ice cream in the house - sure got 'em moving! So....if you have a teen and a 40 something year old guy in your home...try it- You just might be able to peel them away from the tv- For about 10 minutes! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Is A Coming!

OK~ You have your shopping done, presents wrapped? If not...the count down is on! Chances are you will have kiddos in tow the next day or two- So, you are probably kicking yourself as to why you did not finish your shopping while the kids were in school? Due to the fact that we have a "brown" Christmas in Iowa this year- the sleds will remain in storage, the fort building supplies will stay out of sight, and the good thing- you probably don't have to worry about frost bite this year! I'm thinking Rock Band, The XBox Kinect, and wii bowling will be rockin' this house!

Listen to some Christmas tunes, kick back and relax ( if that is possible) and enjoy the music of the season! Oh yeah, and if you are making a turkey for Christmas- you best be getting it OUT of the freezer and into your fridge! Good luck with all the Christmas preparations- we will blink and say, "Where did Christmas go?" After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Five Positive Ways Facebook Can Impact Your Life

OK~ I've been observing Facebook really, really close the past couple weeks. And you know, I know there are many people now on there that have said, "I'm not gonna have a Facebook Account!" And you know what? They now have a Facebook page......And here's 5 great things that have happened during this time!

  1. A question was asked as to where to find a local listing of the Christmas Eve Services in our community. Within a few moments, a web page was suggested, as well as several invitations to attend Christmas Eve Services. 
  2. A new Mom was searching for a new way to soothe her cranky baby.....Voila- Within moments, several posts and an hour later...a post from the new Mom- "Baby is sleeping peacefully, thank you Facebook Friends!"
  3. A friend had several hams and turkeys he wanted to share for Christmas. A post on Facebook and he was connected with families that would enjoy these!
  4. A Mom was looking for a Leap Pad for her daughter for Christmas. She wondered where to find one in our community.....A few minutes later she knew where to go. Saving her a lot of time, with two young girls in tow!
  5. A Grandma was wondering what on earth to get her six year old grand daughter for Christmas. Well, within a few minutes she had a great list of ideas- all thanks to Facebook!
You may ask- "What does this mean? " Well, we now have a Grandma that now knows what six year old little girls want for Christmas, a little girl that will enjoy a Leap Pad, several families that will enjoy meat this Christmas, a content new Mom with her baby, and a family that will be enjoying Christmas Eve services - Thanks to Facebook!

Facebook continues to be a connector for many, and I must say that I have loved the connections that I have made through Facebook. The reconnecting with classmates has been a lot of fun, as well as the ability to connect with so many new people. And I know that if Facebook did not exist, I would not have met a lot of these inspirational people. 2011 is wrapping up and I know that Facebook has had a huge impact on my life this past year, and you? Has Facebook been a connector for you? And yes, my soon to be 21 year old son still refuses to Friend me, but my 16 year old son (Bless his Heart) still continues to Friend me! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's Christmas Party Time

OK~ Here's how you know your almost 21 year old son has grown up. He knows his company Christmas Party is this afternoon. He purchased the ingredients and made these himself- This Mom is impressed!

And yes, he's the only one in this house that has a Company Christmas party to attend...So, Blaine- Enjoy your Christmas Party! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Caucus Is Coming

Ok~I did something totally different today, I met Michele Bachmann!

I am not much for involving politics in my blogging world, but had such a fun time, thought I would share. We need to get out to show our support when these candidates cone through our local communities. You know, they do spend a lot of money while campaigning through our state, in our hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and the list goes on and on.....

I am beginning to see the importance of why we should attend these types of events. It's not in every state that people can come this close to a Presidential Candidate, many never come within miles. Iowa, we have the privilege to meet these people face to face, shake their hands, and get to know a little more about them.

It's all about January 3, 2012, in Iowa. The Caucus is coming soon! We Iowans can voice our reasons why we believe our candidate of choice should be the next President, a very grass roots event. It's a process and I'm proud to say that I have been a part of the process the past several years. I figure if I want my little voice to be heard, I need to vote, and get out and participate.

I believe it's about the candidate, not about the party, I believe it's important to support someone that you feel you can relate to and someone that will best represent you. So, I'm still in that beautiful UNDECIDED group..........I will be caucusing January 3- as I am proud to be an American and an Iowan! If you are an Iowan......Get out to the Caucus and show your support! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cell Phones- Should They Be Banned While Driving?

OK~ I'm pondering how my life will be impacted if I can no longer talk on my cell phone while driving. I do NOT talk on my cell phone while driving with my 16 year old son in the car and I honestly do not think I would be impacted by a ban. I never text while driving- it's just too dangerous and illegal in Iowa.

The sad part of this is the fact that many people think that because texting is illegal- there is a fire in them to do it! Face it, when someone tells you that you can't do something, you often desire to do the opposite. This is especially true with our young people. The worst part of this. There is a law in Iowa that says we cannot text while driving- So, would someone please explain to me why this is not enforced? It never fails.....on a six mile drive into town to the YMCA, I will see at least three people texting on any given day! This is a straight shot on the highway and two stoplights. And the sad part of this, our young people are still dying in car crashes, due to texting!

So, I'm really thinking that we have became so dependent on our cell phones that I honestly do not think we can change! And yes, the older I get, the less I like change! I do not see a need for any new laws- How about enforcing the ones on the books. And yes, I do understand that law enforcement cannot be all places at all times! So...this Mom will continue to drive defensively, and yes, I can tell when there is  texter in front of me....The car is weaving and the driver is clearly NOT looking at the road!

Any thoughts? How should we improve on this? I'm not sure what I can do to do my part, except to be extra alert when driving and instill in my 16 year old that is NEVER ok to talk or text while driving- life is too precious! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Observations Today

OK~ Today was nice....the roads are ice free, the driveway is virtually snow free, and it is December 16th in Iowa. I'm sure snow lovers cannot stand it, but this Mom has no complaints!  I observed some interesting things today- Here's my top 3!

The first thing I observed was four cars turning and ONLY 1 out of 4 driver's were on their cell phones. I thought that was pretty good, until Todd mentioned that's 25%- Seems to be all about that crazy word perspective!

The second thing I observed is that teenagers think short, shorts and skimpy skirts are OK to wear to school. It's always interesting sitting outside a high school after the last bell of the day rings.

And #3- I have decided that our dogs do NOT like Christmas- they just cannot get in the spirit!

Wally is not thrilled about the Christmas Spirit, But hey, you know, if I were in his shoes- I would probably not be a happy camper either. Santa hats are meant for Santa, not dogs! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right? 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hey...That's My Pillow

OK~ I"ll admit it. This is my pillow- BUT, I should be able to toss it into a chair without having to find this!

Yep, Skipper decided to take claim to my pillow......Grrrrr! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

And There Were Shoes!

OK~ I am crossing my fingers that I am not the only Mom that has issues with shoes-  Check this out!

Yes...We have shoes!  I will admit..I do have four pair right in front. Then there is a pair of snow boots, a pair of snow pants, a boot warmer, two pairs of tennis shoes, a pair of work books, a pair of hiking shoes, even a pair of sandals, AND then there is the mud! Yep, we have mud in Iowa. It is December and we have rain- yes, I said rain! The 6" of snow that we had on the ground has turned into mud today! So...I guess I have a floor to mop and shoes to pick up! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Fine Day Of Driving

OK~ We are in the car, actually all four of us. The conversation goes like this.

Todd: (Who is sitting in the front passenger seat): "Are you gonna hit that?"

Garrett (Driving): "Maybe!"

Garrett continues on the same path......Bam!

Todd: "Just like your Mother. She never misses a pot hole!"

Now in Garrett's defense, there seem to be pot holes everywhere. Or, is it just this Mom's imagination? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas In The Simple Times

OK~ I'm thinking of Christmas today. Our tree is decorated and there are presents underneath the tree. Due to the fact that our stockings were soaked in the Springtime Iowa rains that came (found them a couple weeks ago) we do not have stockings on the fireplace this year, and so far, there are no complaints. I was thinking of how simple Christmas used to seem to be. Maybe it's because life was different in the 1960's and 1970's...But, were things really that different?

Yep, back in the day I could not wait to receive the Sears Roebuck Christmas Catalog in the mail- that was an exciting day in the house that I grew up in! Now can Google anything they wish for- all year long. So, we now have Difference #1!

And back in the day Santa was in town for a few days! Now today kids can chat with Santa online and see Santa on many corners in their local communities for several weeks on end.  Probably not a bad thing, but it just goes to show how things have changed. We've now nailed down Difference #2!

The presents seemed a lot simpler. I was ten years old and rather delighted to have a doll or even a Barbie doll under the tree. Of course, I enjoyed the three story doll house that also arrived. Today kids as young as five are requesting cell phones and actually receiving them!  My brother, sister and I usually received one large family gift and it was often a fun, new electronic device that Radio Shack had recently put into the market place. So, even as a child growing up I did get some pretty cool, up to date presents! Wow.....Difference #3 is a Big one!

As we all contemplate celebrating the birth of Baby Jesus, it's so easy to get caught up in all of this "stuff." Life seemed a lot simpler in my childhood days, but when I really think about it. Christmas is still Christmas- it's all about a little baby. It's not about the "stuff", the stockings, the presents, or even what pattern of wrapping paper is in your home.

I don't know about you...But I really think Christmas used to be a lot simpler. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Friday, December 9, 2011

The hp Photosmart 5510 Printer - User Friendly

OK~ It was time for a new printer in the house once I realized that there are printers in the world today that are wireless, make copies, and even scan from the same machine. The printer we had worked, but I began to realize that there are many things that we could be doing, that we were not. After all,  most of us in this house are somewhat tech savvy (Me being the least)!

We opted for a Canon printer, which turned out to be quite the fiasco. The packaging said Mac Compatible, but when we were challenged with it for more than one week, back to the store it went. Who in their right mind has time to re-enter all of the programming information each time someone wants to print something from the computer? Nobody in this house did. We found the packaging to be somewhat misleading and after reading reviews online (which we should have done FIRST) we realized this was a common problem!

So, today we exchanged this printer for an hp PhotoSmart 5510 printer.

And all I can say is WOW! The whole programming feature took maybe 15 minutes, where as the first printer we had purchased was taking days! Hey, looking good. And there are even apps for this printer- yep, even apps for printers- I'm still in awe!  Where have I been?

Coupon lovers- this is your thing! I loved the fact that I could touch apps, touch coupons and literally print out coupons in a matter of seconds. When before, I always had issues re-entering information every time I needed to print A coupon! I can't wait to check out all the other exciting apps and features this machine has.

So, after three hours in the house...This Mom has already had a more than pleasant experience with a new printer. I honestly thought that we would not find a printer that would be Mac compatible, affordable, and do lots of things- but hey, we found one! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

*I did not receive any product or monetary compensation for this post. The opinions expressed are mine and nobody else's.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Your Kids + Sickness +School Attendance = Miserable Kid

OK~ My twitter feed was kind of crazy this morning with tweets about kids being sick and parents needing to send them to school. I will admit, I am a "strict" Mom when it comes to needing to stay home from school. But, when there is vomit, diarrhea, fever, or the inability to keep their eyes open- it's back to bed they go! I'm assuming that schools have became so strict in regards to attendance due to the abuse that schools have received over the years. The big offender in our local school district has been shopping trips, or so I have been told. Once the Mall of America opened (just a two hour drive) our local school district made it known that shopping trips were not excusable school absences. I have never called my boys in to excuse them from school when they were not sick- but I am told I am not part of the so called, "norm!" Oh well, I can live with that!

Here is what parents are saying in the world of social media when it comes to sending their kids to school when they are ill.

1. If your child has a low grade temp, just give them Tylenol, it will mask the fever!  What? Now think about it-When you have a fever...Do you feel like paying attention, being around other people, and not being able to sleep when you have a fever?

2. My child cannot afford to miss anymore days of school, they MUST go when they are sick. It appears that schools have the upper hand here. Kids can only miss so many days- even when illness or surgery strikes and parents receive "the letter" in the mail. What happened to people being people?

3. It's only the flu. I don't care if it's the throwing up kind or true influenza, it's still something that spreads fast and miserable for the person that has it. Yep, I've heard this time and time again. So much for all of those dollars spent on all of those public health advertisements. To the best of my knowledge these ads are not cheap and somebody has put a lot of thought into them.

I'm thinking all of this goes back to the pressure that is put on parents and families when it comes to school in the year 2011. The competition is stiff, teachers are frazzled and over worked, and it appears to this Mom that many kids are getting left behind! So, the next time your kid is not feeling well- Will you tell them to "suck it up?" It's true- Your Kids + Sickness + School Attendance = A Miserable Kid! Oh yeah, this Mom has done that- gotten a call from the school nurse a couple hours later, but hey, I tried! After all, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Old Man Winter Is Here

OK~ This is what this Mom does NOT like about living in Iowa- it's cold! The official start to Winter is still a couple weeks away and this is the actual temperature at 7:30 p.m. this evening- yikes! I really wish we had no need for a thermometer to register that cold- but, it IS WHAT IT IS! It looks like Old Man Winter is gonna be around a while~After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Monday, December 5, 2011

The First Snow of the Winter 2011-2012 Season

OK~ I'm trying to find the beauty in this first snow fall- I think I may have found it!

It looks like Santa will be able to arrive with no problems at all~ A White Christmas in Iowa~After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Arrival Of The Christmas Tree

OK~ My Christmas Tree has risen-Well...sort of!

My tree moved out of the basement to here. We have a little issue with the tree stand. Our basement seems to have been a little too wet.....So, we will see how that comes out. In the meantime I'm thinking back to the days of a "real" tree. I must admit- I do not miss the vacuuming of pine needles for months after trying to toss the "tired" tree out of the house on December 29th or so! It was always a very stressful time at our house. The tree never fit through the door like it should, one of the boys always stepped on a pine needle, and the memories were never very pleasant!

So...we opted for a "fake" tree. But you know what, I do like my "fake" tree. It's usually very easy to put together and we are not stepping on pine needles for the next six months. And I really miss the days of being able to carry the tree up from the basement to the upstairs. Oh goes on! In due time our family Christmas tree will be up for 2011!  But int he meantime, I'm thinking of stringing lights out to this little tree- Your thoughts?

Kind of a cute little tree in the front yard.....And Old Man Winter looks to be here to stay! You gotta love Winter in Iowa! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards Or Not....

OK~ There's been a lot of chatter on Facebook lately as to sending out Christmas Cards.  I have ran across the following statements:

  • "It seems like a lot of work when I already know what is going on all because of Facebook." Now, you all know that I love Facebook as much as anyone on the planet, but I still think it's nice to send out a Christmas Card.

  • "I'm just not in the spirit!" Yes, I can totally relate. I do believe that in 2008, I did not send out any Christmas cards. I just didn't feel like it! I seriously never thought I would feel that way.

  • "Does anybody really care what my family has been doing?" Yes...Yes...Yes...We do care! I personally love to read what families have been up to the past year~ send me your letter, pictures, cards, etc....I want to see what you've been up to! And you know what- I really don't care if you have already posted the same pic on Facebook....It's wonderful that you took the time to send my family and I a card!

  • "Why should I send someone a card when they don't send me one?" Yikes...Do we really think this way?  Of course we do, we are all busy human beings! Decide how you want to make up your Christmas card list...A great alternative to sending out your Christmas Cards may be to send greetings on the 4th of July- you could start something fun and new! Since most people don't send cards out this time of year, you may feel less stressed...Just a thought! Wouldn't you like to get  greeting card from "Sue", in July, that resides in another state?

And it appears that the USPS could use our business...So, it's time to start prepping those Christmas Cards and enjoying the festivities of the season! So...Are you sending out Christmas Cards this year? I will be........and I send to those that have sent to me in the past and those that I really want to stay connected with! And of course, we all have those relatives that we "have" to send to~ it's nice to know that we can make someone else's day. Christmas is all about sharing...So- Send out those cards and know that someone will smile when they receive a Christmas Card from you in 2011! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Friday, December 2, 2011

My 4-H Days

OK~ We did some re-organizing and rearranging today in the house. Having been married almost 25 years, we have STUFF....Lots of stuff!  Garrett was helping Todd carry a box of "stuff" to the basement and Garrett says, "What is in here?"  Todd replied, "Stuff!" Garrett says, "Why are we keeping it?" Todd replied , "This is the stop before it heads out the door (meaning 25 more years in a box in the basement)."

And we even found our 4-H record books. I also found some 4-H awards and thought I'd share. I spent a lot of years and hours on many 4-H projects!

And here we go....This was my first official year- 1977. Due to the fact that the club was getting ready to disband, myself and two other girls were allowed to join in 3rd grade. Our first year we were not required to keep record books, we were associate members. So I guess---this is what I was thinking in 4th Grade in 1977!
After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Drive Thru

OK~I really don't get this. I place my order at the drive thru. I am told to pay at window number one, sounds good to me. I pay at window number one and am told to pull ahead to pay at window number two. I get to window number two and the person that was at window number one greets me out of breath saying ,"Hello, how may I help you?" I must have had an interesting look on my face as this employee says ,"Oh, your food!" I am still shaking my head! After All It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?