Monday, November 29, 2010

yesterday (and today for that matter)

i was grateful for snow chains.
and my husband staying calm when i was freaking out.
and my parents rescuing us from being crashed into a snow drift.
and the nice strangers who let us sit in their house while we were stuck.
and the nice guy in a suit & tie on his way to church who helped dig out our car.
and that even after smashing into barriers and snow -twice- we didn't damage our car.
and most especially that when we spun around and stalled on the freeway horizontal across 2 lanes of traffic that no one was behind us. and even when we were facing traffic there were not many cars coming our way. and they all saw us, and were able to slow down. and we could turn around. and keep going.
i am very grateful that Heavenly Father kept us three Barttels safe.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

just so you are all aware

the sale of GM today was 9 BILLION dollars less than the bailout they received.

that means the federal government, and ME AND YOU, the taxpayers, just LOST 9 BILLION dollars.

hey- next time a crappy car company makes bad financial decisions and makes cars no one wants to buy, let's not bail them out, k? if they were some regular business, joe's coffee shop, and joe made crappy coffee and gave himself bonuses even when there's no customers, no one would bail HIM out.

and no comments about how it was necessary, please. i listen to this financial stuff ALL DAY LONG.

congrats. your bailout didn't work. i dare you to TRY to find that on the news somewhere. i GUARANTEE its not on nbc.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

i find it interesting

that at 26 weeks i decided to get nausea at 9 AM every morning. again.

baby, are you trying to tell me something? you don't like oatmeal anymore? i am your mother and i am not feeding you peanut m&m's for breakfast. end of story.

Monday, November 15, 2010

a nice compliment

someone today told me i am "smart and dependable." i really like this person, we're not that great of friends, but i highly respect her. i don't know how she would know i'm smart OR dependable, but i appreciate the compliment all the same! i feel like sometimes those are weaknesses i have that i am always combating. maybe it will be a self-fulfilling prophesy.

conclusion: people are nice :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

breakfast of pregnant champions

like half a bag of trader joe's milk chocolate covered pretzels. i'm not even close to sorry.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

quarter century

thanks for the birthday dinnner with friends friday, family ice cream cake sunday, dinner courtesy of my SIL lauren (delish!) on monday and my husband for the lovely gold chain necklace of which i am now the proud owner.
lots of love. :)