The wor(l)d according to me

Its been WAY too long since I posted here. Like many of you, I have become addicted to Twitter. And because we’ve been so busy around here recovering Doug, I haven’t had a chance to sit and think about anything meaningful to say. Well, a couple things come to mind here and there so I’m going to try and make that a post for everyone…

When someone says, “you know, it’d just be easier for you if we did _______”, sometimes, they haven’t asked what would be easier. Most times, its not. Its easier for them. I need to stop saying that to others too.

God uses vomit, muddy paw prints, and full glass of milk spills to help clean my floors. It might not get done otherwise.

“JD and Maddie only have a half day tomorrow.” “Then it will be night time when they get home from school mom?” replies Annaliese

“The Olympics are over. Are they going to be playing again next week?” “No, Maddie. They only come once every four years. The Winter Olympics are next with skiing and skating.” JD asks, “Do they have snowboarding and trampoline jumping with skates on? Do they have a race to see who can build a snowman the fastest? Do they throw snowballs at each other?”   (Now THAT would be a fun Olympics to watch)

Emptying surgical drains, catheter bags, packing open wounds, changing bandages should all be part of pre-marital counseling for this millennium. I can’t believe how many people I’ve talked to that have had to finish the work of post op care for a family member that I believe should be handled by a health care professional. It would have been cheaper for our insurance company to keep Doug one more night in the hospital than to pay for the last 5 office visits plus another $700 in wound care supplies.

Speaking of marriage in this millennium, do you think it is a good idea to require a potential spouse to have a complete physical, psych evaluation, a credit check, and a background check? How about interviewing the in-laws? According to tv commercials for freecreditreport.com, it would seem reasonable. Or should you just have conversations with your betrothed and trust they’re telling the truth? Cynical? Practical? Have we come to this?

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4 responses to this post.

  1. “God uses vomit, muddy paw prints, and full glass of milk spills to help clean my floors. It might not get done otherwise.”

    dang. why is that so often the truth?

    and i am slightly addicted to twitter.

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  2. I blame our Pastor for my addiction to twitter! (Is that wrong of me? LOL!)

    As someone who hopes one day to finally be married I have had all those things run through my mind.
    Especially the Credit report and In law interviews. The physical and Phsych evaluations are a must. I have police officers in my family so a backround check is always the first thing I do.

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  3. Posted by Trisha Sellers on October 20, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Wow, turning an attitude about vomit, mud, and spilt milk into a positive is inspiring!!
    Insurance companies are amazing! You can add nurse to you job description!
    And, I am out of touch – what is Twitter?

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  4. “Or should you just have conversations with your betrothed and trust they’re telling the truth? Cynical? Practical? Have we come to this?”

    People should date long enough so all of these questions are answered. What’s the big rush? You’ve got the rest of your life, take your time and be thorough.

    “God uses vomit, muddy paw prints, and full glass of milk spills to help clean my floors.”

    “Not seeing the mud from the pupy’s feet on the floor, Madge slipped. spilling her glass of milk. Knowing that this was the last glass of milk they would ever get from their beloved pet “Bessie” (their holstein cow) it made Madge so sick to her stomach that she vomited. However, Mr. Clean was happy to do his part too thoroughly clean all the floors.” 🙂

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