Monday, August 24, 2009

Lost and Found

Chris lost a $100 bill last night....we both lost sleep...UGH! He even went back out to try to find it at midnight. We were stressing! I am happy to report that it has been found! It was on the floor at work...and NO ONE saw it! YAY!

ps: today is the first day of school! I will post pictures later!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

From the Ground up...

We teach our kids to walk....we teach them to talk...we teach them to love...(this isn't a poem-stick with me)....we teach them to eat.....basically we teach them everything they know. This is the way it is designed....the problem is...more and more in this time we are in....we teach kids not to appreciate anything. I see everyday kids in stores telling their parents how to be parents....telling their parents how to spend their money...telling their parents what they will and will NOT do in no uncertain baffles me. I am not a perfect parent...far from it...i really think that we have to wonder why our economy is this way...when kids have no value of a dollar. Ask the kids around you how much they think things cost? they have no idea.
i think that we have spoiled our kids, and are in fact perpetuating the problem. how do we expect to fix this whole economic crisis....are we starting from the ground up...when a hurricane comes and the whole house blows away you don't start from the top and go start from the foundation, and rebuild even why aren't we focusing on our are required to take soooo many math classes and even foreign language but there are essentially no classes in our public school system that promote the education of financial responsibility.....we teach kids what each nomination means....maybe we teach them which president is on what coin or bill...we teach them to add....subtract...but basically that is it. Why aren't we teaching them to balance a check book. why aren't we teaching them to budget, how to save...what the differences are between one account over the stock market to know if you can truly afford something...what to do if you come into an credit cards work. i mean...if they government would invest some money into teaching how it works...we wouldn't need universal health care, or government bail outs...we wouldn't need all millions and million of taxpayer dollars going to sue the CEO's of these corporations that screwed people out of money...the stocks wouldn't be in such a mess...the list really is endless as to the things that over the next few years this would alleviate...these kids would pass this down to their kids as they grow up...etc.....etc....I know there is no perfect fix, but trying to teach these adults...well you have heard the old dog new trick thing right? lets make this worth our wild...lets start with teaching our own children the value of a dollar...including them in family decisions...since when is family budget so taboo...and no one wants to tell their kids they can't afford something...nooo just going into credit card debt it better right?....ok.....what about your kids need all those toys...i know mine barely touches his....what about teaching them to give to charity...what about giving them savings bonds....what about giving them some cash and showing them how to get the most for it...wouldn't that lesson go a lot longer than a playstation game....wouldn't that be a nice family experience, instead of your kids being hulled up in their rooms playing video games(don't even get me started on the obesity problem)...I think as americans it is time we take this problem into our own hands and start from the ground up....teach your children....or before you point ONE finger at BUSH or OBAMA...or your neighbor who has lost their home....look in the mirror. WHAT have you done to help?!?!?!?

Monday, August 10, 2009

You know it's HOT when...

on your nightly walk around the block you cross the street to walk through the neighbors sprinkler system, instead of crossing to avoid it!

Hottest day of the year today....99...with the heat index well over THAT!!!!


NoT mE mOnDaY!!!!!

1. I did not work over 65 hours outside of my house this week
2. I didn't still find the time to play with my son in the pool.
3. I am not making excuses to put off his haircut as LONG as i can before school starts because it is AWFUL!
4. I did not let him eat pancakes, ice cream and cheez its for breakfast because that is what he wanted.
5. I have not been so busy that I haven't seen my husband for even one meal this week.
6. I didn't throw about 5 fast food cups away from my car just yesterday...because i don't eat out that much in one week!
7.I am not secretly counting the days till school starts because I don't absolutely need a BREAK!
8. The one night my husband and I were together at home(well past 9pm) we didn't both nearly KILL each other in a hilarious story below!
Post you NOT ME Monday and link on over to MckMama's page for a great giveaway too! Come on..share!

On the rocks!

So, tonight Chris being the good husband that he is agreed to refill my water. He got out of bed, hurried into the kitchen not stopping to turn on lights...he opened the freezer... put more ice in my cup.. turned to the sink...filled the cup with water...he then turned to return to the bed and BAMMM! He ran face first into the still open freezer door. He panicked and thought someone had hit him, because after all it was dark and he thought the freezer door had shut on it's own...he squished the cup in his haze and the icy cold water ejected from the cup all over himself and the tile kitchen floor. Me, still laying in bed, heard a loud noise, but didn't make much of it.... Chris came walking into the bedroom zombie style a few minutes later, the look on his face was half horror/half amusement. After coaxing the story out of him,because he knew I would make fun of him and DIE laughing,we noticed hi nose was starting to swell. BUT, I decided, this story had to be shared. I called my friend Jess, because if anyone could get why this situation was so funny, it would be her. So, as she and I are laughing our butts off on the phone, Chris calls me into the kitchen. I, still cracking up, tell Jess there is more apparently because he is calling me to come to the kitchen. As I round the corner from the living room to the kitchen I see that he has hit the fridge SO hard that it is out in the middle of the floor.I stepped into the kitchen further to see just how far, and the minute my foot hit the WET TILE, I went ass over tea kettle onto the floor as my phone went sailing across the Kitchen, sending Chris into Hysterics!!! I try to explain to Jess what has just transpired, and now we are all 3 laughing even harder!!!! More water is fetched,dangerous kitchen floor is returned to it's typical safe condition, and Jess goes back to watching her movie. Chris and I are still laughing!
Did I mention Chris was NAKED though this whole thing???
Just ANOTHER Wednesday night at the Fields house!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blogoversary TODAY!!!

YAY!!!! Happy One Year Blogoversary to me!!!! How exciting!Even though this summer is just crazy busy and I haven't had time to blog as much...and really there aren't many people who read this. Mostly just family and real life friends...but all in all it has been a fun has been fun to look back and and see where we were a year ago! Thanks!!!
ps: I actually had a pretty cool prize to give away...but then I realized that was just stupid with all 2 of you out there! LOL

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Choices....make em' wisely!

IN 1984 when Michael Jordan was first being drafted into the NBA...he was passed up...not once but twice. Both of the men drafted before him had long careers in the was inducted into the Hall of fame.BUT...Neither of them EVER came close to being Michael Jordan! No one then, or since then has risen to the level of talent and fame as Michael Jordan!
Lessons here:Make your choices wisely...and if you aren't someone's first choice, it doesn't mean you aren't the best choice.