Sunday, October 7, 2012

What I Learned This Week

It's Sunday and I thought it would be really fun to start reflecting upon what I learn every week and post it. Although there is no way to remember everything that I learn, here is a start!

1. I learned that there is nothing like a sunset over the ocean.

2. I learned that my kids LOVE old school cereal. I bought a box of Count Chocula and it lasted two days! I usually don't buy sugary cereal (yes, I am the mean mom who makes them eat oatmeal or Cheerios for breakfast) but I found Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Booberry at the store. I ate these as a kid and wanted the boys to try them, in honor of nostalgia. :-)

3. I learned that I can take the planted Freesia from the office and plant it in my garden at home. I don't have a green thumb so this was HUGE for me... maybe I won't kill it since it's already growing!

4. I learned that my mother really does know everything. I was asking her what some Italian kitchen gadgets were used for and she knew them all! We're not even Italian. Weird.

5. I learned how to crochet, well, kinda. I am learning to crochet. I bought a book with some easy patterns for hats and blankets. Wish me luck!

6. I learned that I want another puppy. I don't know that we can have one at this time; Kenya is getting old and I'm not sure how she would handle a puppy. That doesn't stop me from wanting one though!
Look at this lil' angel!

7. I learned that my best friend, my heterosexual soul mate, is having a BOY! Jacob Lewis will be joining us at the end of February. Yay!
Her husband HATES the 'Team Jacob' idea so I'm gonna live it up! (I Love you Andrew!)

8. I learned that times have not changed all that much after all. We went to the boys' high school football games and the students behave just like we used to behave! The football players get 'pumped up' in the same ways, the band plays the same songs, and the cheerleaders chant the same songs! It was so cute; am I allowed to say that?

9. I learned that my son has a girlfriend... an older girlfriend. Yuck. He's in the seventh grade and she's in eighth grade. I tried to tell him that he could get her pregnant by French kissing but his dad stopped me. Damn it!

10. I learned that I can move mountains.


  1. I really enjoyed this post. So warm and sincere. Good luck with your crocheting!

    ~SimplyyMayra :)

  2. Hahahaha the french kissing thing is hilarious. You sound like an awesome mom. Lovely post :)

  3. Bahaha... I was the older girlfriend with my hubby! I was a senior and he was a junior. ;) French kissing TOTALLY causes babies, tell him to remember that! hehe.

    Happy Sunday, Sarah!

    1. I know... I am four years older than my hubby too BUT he's my baby!

      I will tell him that you back me up 100%!

      Thanks Mia!

  4. Okay literally cracked up at #9. You know on Mean Girls when the gym teacher says "You can get pregnant and die". Yep.

    #2 - make it a Halloween month tradition. That way you're not always the "mean oatmeal mom". Just the other 11 months of the year. Hee hee.

    1. That Halloween tradition idea is brilliant!

      I bought the stuff to make your craft today! I am super excited about it too!

    2. Hey girl, I've been crafting my face off tonight! I really hope you like your doodads. I'm going to try and get them in the mail this week.

  5. Hehe, this is quite the amusing list. Especially that last item. =)

    Show us what you end up crocheting!

  6. Haha, you are too funny! It's a scary thing when kids grow up!

    1. I know... I wanna tie them up and never let them leave the house!

  7. French kissing does cause pregnancy! It happened to me....when I was 25.

    Glad to find your blog. Great post.

    PS-I have a brother in law named Jacob Lewis. He's a douchebag.

  8. love these things you learned! old school cereal sounds so good right now..and how cool you are learning to crochet! i need to get around to learning how to do that sometime. i love your darling blog & we're your new followers! come follow along at Xo

  9. I too like sunsets over the ocean!! Glad you found out your mom really was smart when she was still alive! I realized my mom was incredibly wise but couldn't tell her that since she had already passed. Do remember to tell your mom how smart she is :)

    I think just briefly about getting a puppy when Koda (our corgi) is no longer with us, I just don't know if I can train another one of them......they are lots of work, but so cute indeed!


  10. Hahaha an older girlfriend! At least those middle school relationships are usually just silly things and more of a label than any real dating! Oh memories of middle school so long ago...

    And Count Chocula!! I'm supposed to be receiving a package in the mail of all the Halloween themed cereals for my birthday and I will savor them. Kind of a weird gift, but I'll enjoy it!