Thursday, September 18, 2008

..who knows what i'm saying...




I've been feeling a little bit on the crazy side today. Don't know why. Weather, perhaps? It's the first day of real 'fall weather' it seems. Does that affect your mood? My poor kids, that's all I can say. When I get grumpy like this, I wish some sweet gma or I don't know..., stranger, could just take em away for the day. (; That was kind of a joke. I've probably mentioned this before, but I really like this new artist Adele. That's why I've added her songs to my playlist. Yes, I'm aware that playlists on people's blogs can be irritating. So, just hit the pause button when you get on mine. She's great, though! Remember the late 90s and early 2000s? BAD music!! Britney Spears and boy bands. Could you think of ANYTHING worse?? There's some great stuff out there right now. If I had a little more money (and time), I'd buy and listen and DANCE to everything I could get my hands on. Music has such an effect (not sure of the correct spelling of affect) on me. On everyone, I believe. I've been trying to listen to classical in the car to calm me and my kids. It does wonders, I tell ya.

On a different note (not that I was really going anywhere with that last paragraph), I recently was called as a Relief Society teacher. I'm actually teaching this Sunday for 'Invitation Sunday'. All three meetings/classes will be focused on introducing our religious beliefs to those not of our faith. I'm excited, but also a bit nervous. It's been a while since I've taught, and this grumpy feeling I'm having today only makes me feel less prepared. The topic is: Beyond the Veil, Life in the Eternities. wow. How do you simplify that one? Any suggestions?
Cole is doing well, at least that's what he tells me. His bus driver did tell me that I'd have to pick him up from school if he kept standing up when the bus was moving. He told me he hates the bus because it's too long (1 hr!). I'm thinking of packing some Matchbox cars for him to keep him entertained. He is such a sweet boy, though, and I feel bad that as the oldest kid, he sometimes deals with too much from his mean mama. }:
Dayne LOVES to read. She'll read book after book (making it all up of course), and even makes up her own language while doing it! She reminds me of myself in that way. I always thought I sounded so intelligent talking to myself (or my dolls and animals) in a made-up language. Dayne could listen to music forever, and I need to remember that more, because she and I are so happy when good music is on. Lifts our spirits...a good thing.
And what happened to sweet june? She's past the year mark, that's what. There's been a trend with my kids at this age. They are close to perfect until about 13+ months. And then it all goes to pot. I'm kidding, she's still adorable, but throws very dramatic, emotional fits, and it's really hard to keep a straight face while this occurs. Her teeth are coming in and I need to get rid of those newborn binkies 'cuz it's causing some major snaggle tooth (Geof.'s nickname for her now). I'm trying with that one, but she refuses to take anything else and bedtime is becoming torture.
Oh well. Ramblings are now coming to a close. Forgive me.

8 comments:

J9 said...

You'll be a great teacher Darla! What a fun new calling! I can't believe how many teeth June has now. She is still such a cutie....they all are! Miss you!

Mindi said...

Darla, I just open your blog and let the music roll! Thanks. Prince? really? Did I ever tell I grew up thinking he was the sexiest man alive 'cause my mom said so. Can't wait to see you in FL!! You are going, right?

Jessica said...

We all have day's like that. Hope your's gets better! :)

Marisa said...

The weather TOTALLY affects my mood, so no, you're not crazy. Or maybe I just am. But some days just give me a weird vibe. Anyway, the Rainbow Brite costume was one I made for Halloween 5 years ago. I am thinking of resurrecting it this year, but I don't know what Rob should dress up as to go with it. Any ideas? I still remember that Halloween party you guys threw in Utah during my freshman year at BYU. So fun. This is a long comment.

Emily Averett said...

I know exactly what you're saying...crazy kids=crazy Mom's. You should have seen me on Monday night....not good, and to make it worse Owen just laughed and laughed. Good luck with the new calling, can I be in your class?

andyandmeg@gmail.com said...

I miss you living close, seriously!! Your kids are growing up so fast. I love music on other people's blog because I think it tells a little about that person. Anyway, you are crazy fun, love your blog.

Lindsay Coudron said...

What a great calling for you!!!! We miss you guys here. I hope that you are enjoying Washington. And your not the only mom that has moody days--I've been tempted to sell my kids on e-bay before:) j/k:)

Forever Young said...

Never stop your "ramblings" I love getting updated on your life and your sweet kids...Miss Cole, tell him I say hi. Miss you so dang much!!! Ashton and I are thinking about taking a trip up their this year sometime to look for a possible place to live when he finishes in a year and a half.