Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Slim Pickings

I love Thornley! He is so awesome (which I sometimes forget when it's temper tantrum time). One of the things I love about him (which also drives me crazy from time to time) is his questions. He would make my grandpa proud with all his questions; grandpa LOVED an inquiring mind! Tonight he started off all his questions with. "I wonder...", here are some of the things he was wondering about tonight:
1. I wonder what it's like to die, you know, like what does it feel like
2. I wonder what heaven is like
3. I wonder what God looks like
4. I wonder what it's like to be married
The last statement lead to this conversation...
"Mommy, do you have to be a Christian to get married, because isn't marriage optional?"
"Yes, marriage is optional, but the important thing is that if you're a Christian, God wants you to marry someone else who is a Christian so you believe in the same thing."
"Well, then I don't have too many girls to choose from, the only girls I know who are Christians are Lauren, Gigi and Emily Nightingale."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

You can take the girl out of California...

but you can't take California out of the girl. My students used to say things like that to me, "Miss Anderson, you can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl". Man, I hated that expression! But I thought it fitting to tell our latest story...
A few weeks ago, maybe 3 to be exact, could be 4, who knows (I'm suffering from brain freeze, literally); our heater started acting up. Like, running for a short time then turning off, or just making a ticking noise like the pilot was trying to light but just wasn't catching, so I called the repair guy. We usually get our furnace serviced every year, since it's probably the original furnace (ok, not totally true, but I think it's about 20 years old), but this year we hadn't so I was sure that would do the trick. The soonest the guy could come was a Friday afternoon so Adam worked from home that day so he could be there to open the door. The guy comes and gets the furnace working, but tells Adam that it will be about $500 to get it working properly or a couple thousand to replace it all together (his recommendation). I told Adam, since it's running now just let it be and we'll save some money and get a new one in the fall. The next day the furnace totally died. We invested in a few space heaters because I refuse to pay all that money IN MARCH to fix my heater. I mean, come on, it should start warming up anytime now, right?
I woke up to snow this morning.