Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Someone Will Love Her

A close up of the tree trunk on Baby Charlie's quilt. I embroidered the heart as if someone had carved it. A symbol of the fact that she will always be loved by God and her parents. (I don't think there is a tree anywhere with my name carved by someone else.) I finally am excited about how this quilt is turning out and I can't wait to get it finished.

Molly and I went for a drive last night - she has her learner permit only and is to take her driver test on Dec 6 so we are driving more. This is an opportunity for real conversation and we both take that opportunity. She is so funny at times - last night we ate at TacoBell and I ordered cinnamon twists. She calls them cinnamon pork skins. Too funny.

This leads me to my 7 gratitudes for the 7th of November. All are words or phrases used by people I love that have become the family way of referring to things.

1. Cob on the corn - we always say this backwards. My cousin Scott is responsible for this from when he was tiny and just couldn't get it right. Everyone thought it was so cute so now we all use it.

2. I me do it myself - this was originated by nephew Nathan as a toddler trying to become more independent. Nathan was killed in a car wreck when he was 3 and I think we may all do this just to hang onto his memory.

3. Because my name is mommy - yup that's mine. And I use it for emphasis on decision with my girls. I also use it to describe to others why I am riding at 8pm with a migraine and a teenager was ready to drive. I use it to remind myself that I wanted to be their mommy and that one day they will not need me as much as they do now.

4. Fast driver award - something we don't want or need especially with the new driver.

5. Business in the front, party in the back - generally used by the girls to describe their bedhead hair. looks okay in the front but is a tangled matt in the back. This is often accompanied by hand motions and a "booty dance" in the bathroom.

6. Mom, dad is soooo weird - okay he lives with three women. He probably has been driven to his weirdness to some degree. We all use this phrase against him, around him, and about him.

7. Bless her (his) heart - this is not exclusive to the Atkinson household. This can be a good thing as in "she is so sweet, bless her heart." or a negative like "he can't help it bless his heart." Seems to be a southern thing, but we all use it.

There you go 7 on the 7th. I hope you are playing along. Share some of your family's sayings.

I have made some changes on my blog read list. I hope you will visit some of my friends.

Have a beautiful day.


Vallen said...

Ours is "you jus' gotta try somesings sometimes" Mikey my grandson's explanation for all sorts of mischief when he was little. We stills use and many of my friends have adopted it. Teresa, I love your gratitudes. I'm now compiling a list of my own

Dawn said...

The quilt is looking good!!!!!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

orn on the cob, yeap that would be one of mine too!!

ps your handiwork is delightful!!

MaryAnn said...

I promise to carve your name in a tree just as soon as I can!