Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Remembering Day

Here's a tidbit I missed on Memorial Day: a conversation between Isaac and my Dearest with an interjection from my brother, Jason.

Isaac: What day is today?
Dearest: Today is Monday.

I: You aren't at work today. Do you have to work today?
D: No, today is a holiday.

I: What holiday?
D: Today is Memorial Day.

I: What does Memorial mean?
D: It means remembering.

I: It's a remembering holiday?
D: That's right.

I: What do we remember?
D: Today is the day we remember our military and soldiers and how they have served our country and protect us.

>>Interjection by Jason: No, soldiers are in the Army. Marines are Marines. The Navy has sailors. Collectively, they are our troops. (Sidenote: I just realized he left out the Air Force.)

D: Did you hear Uncle Jason? Our troops, not just soldiers.
I: Oh. So, it's a Remembering Day.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Let's See What Happens Now

My dear brother was introduced to N today by my Dearest. I wonder if he will become ensnared as my Dearest once was....

Actually, my Dearest has started playing again. He received a laptop hand-me-down awhile ago and was eager to start using it. To play N. Among other things, he tells me; things like learning computer programming. Ahem. We'll just have to see what happens now.... to both my Dearest and my brother.

Happy Memorial Day!

I am thankful on this day for our military and troops, past and present. Thank you for protecting us and our way of life.

I'm also thankful to know that our military can have some fun, too. After all, all work and no play makes Jack (and Jill) a dull boy (and girl).

See what I mean here.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

SAHM's Work Worth HOW MUCH??

When we set up our life insurance years ago, I was startled to realize my Dearest would receive more money if I died compared to what I would receive if he died. Then, I started to think about how many "hats" I wear: chef, accountant, chauffeur, teacher, housekeeper/maid, activity coordinator, nurse, referee, and who knows what else! Contrary to popular belief, I'm not merely a "Stay-at-Home Mom," with lots of time to watch soaps and eat bon bons. Though I wish I had more time to my other hobbies!

Today, I found this article that gives a dollar amount that answers the question, "How much is a SAHM's work worth?" Yowzers!