Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you’re waiting.
~Joyce Meyer

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Happy April Fool’s Day

My kids decided to play a prank on their dad.

He chews tobacco. We wish he didn’t. The other day my son came home from school with one of these cans of beef jerky that looks just like a can of chew. Yuk. To me, that’s just like those candy cigarettes. Double yuk.

Anyway, we were talking about this and I made the comment that I wish beef jerky was all that was in daddy’s chew cans too. So Kid3 had a great idea to dump hubby’s cans in the garbage and fill them with jerky instead……..

Well, I know this is not a great idea really because hubby would just get mad and buy more. And I would hate that he is spending more money on it.

So then the kids decide they won’t really throw it away, just replace his cans with cans of the jerky and wait for his confusion. They are thrilled. Then they decide that they should also empty his open cans and put some rootbeer barrels in them instead. But we didn’t throw the chew away, we saved it in little baggies. Ick.

So they very secretly (but loudly – no idea how they did not get caught!) made the switch.

So far, hubby has found one can with root beer barrels in it. And they thought it was hilarious. Honestly they kinda gave it away because they were cracking up before he even figured it out. He just kept looking at it trying to figure out what it was…. Took him a while to say something. But it was funny and they are thrilled that they “got him”.

Wait until he grabs a can from his stash on his way out the door to go to work. If he doesn’t figure it out that its really jerky before he gets there, he could be quite the grumpy bear by the end of his shift!

(I would NEVER have done this to my dad. I was scared to death of my dad. So it’s neat to see that my kids are not. That makes me smile.)

Lysol Can Save Your Marriage

Oh my Goodness.  This is wrong on SO many levels…..

I don’t know the origin of this image.  I mentioned lysol in yesterday’s post and in the internet world, where it all links together…. someone sent me this “related link”.    Ha.

Super Mom Action Figure


Super Mom Action Figure :)

Love it!


It all began with an iPhone…

It all began with an iPhone . . .

March was when my son celebrated his 15th birthday, and I got him an iPhone. 

He just loved it.  Who wouldn’t?

I celebrated my birthday in July, and my wife made me very happy when she bought me an iPad.

My daughter’s birthday was in August so I got her an iPodTouch.

September came by, so for her birthday I got my wife an iRon.

It was around then that the fight started . . .
Love this!  This was an email forward that I received.  Usually I don’t even read forwards, but I’m glad I did this one.  It was good for a laugh today!

Power Nap Please.

Thank you Lord. I used my 20 minutes for a nap today.  I was exhausted.  I had about 30 minutes before kid1 got home from school.  I laid down on the couch with the kitchen timer and was probably asleep within 30 seconds! Sometimes the mental part of the panic attacks wear me out more than anything.

If you search for ‘nap’ in Google images, you get a lot of really cute results!  Cute little kittens & babies napping.  Then I saw the nap alarm.  Basically you wear it on your ear and if your head nods, an alarm goes off.  That sounds like the worst thing ever!  Yes, it would be a great safety device for tired drivers.  Other than that though,  it sounds like a torture device!

So here is the

Driver Alert Nap Alarm

You can check it out on if you are interested.

O wow.  They even make “Nap Chairs”!



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This blog is my personal journal. I am trying hard to save my marriage. No, I am trying to build a great marriage. In case you haven't heard, marriage is HARD!
I am fighting back against anxiety & panic attacks. This is year 5 of this adventure. I am also codependent. I am an ACOA. Fun, Fun. I am trying hard to become a better me.