Monday, January 14, 2008

The Archives

Karen, over at The Rocking Pony (she makes killer kids' stuff - check her out!), has tagged me for another meme. Nobody else tag me! Till at least March! Or, you know, February. But I couldn't resist this one, cuz it's a chance to dig through my archives and come up with some of my favorite posts. All less than one year of archives. Which is a whole lot more posts than I thought it would be. So here are the rules:

Archive Meme Instructions: Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written. But there is a catch:

Link 1 must be about family.
Link 2 must be about friends.
Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are… what you’re all about.
Link 4 must be about something you love.
Link 5 can be anything you choose.

1. It's tempting to link to the recent posts about family, done right after Christmas, but I think I'll dig a little deeper and give you this, since it's about my kids. They're family, right? But I really dug this extended family post, too.

2. Unfortunately I only recently have friends in Tulsa (Lisa, I think you're the only friend I mention frequently. Oh, and Candace - but I never actually blog about either of you). I must remedy this not blogging about my friends thing. So, to distract you all, here's a teeninsy post that just amuses me.

3. I think this is the absolute best post to sum up who I am and what I'm about right now, even though it was written nearly a year ago. This blog is, after all, about being at home where I am. Embracing here.

4. Something I love ... well, that would be Sudoku, of course! And again with the Sudoku... but don't be fooled by this post. The puzzle is no longer on my blog. This one is better. :)

5. And this was my very first post, addressed to my Florida friends and family. I missed them all terribly. Still do.

Time to wrap it up. Hope you enjoyed the tour. I sure did. I'm not tagging anyone, not because I don't love you all, but because we've all been meme's half to death! Feel free to do this one, though. In fact, this was a lot of fun and I highly recommend it!

Until I write again ...



The Sports Mama said...

Love these!

I have to admit to laughing quite a bit at the dishes thing. My 14 year old thinks I'm nuts when I tell him he has to RINSE THE FOOD OFF the dishes before he puts them in the dishwasher. We've had him unload, rinse and reload. We've had him vacuum out the bottom of the machine. We've even had him completely re-wash entire loads due to stuck on food. All to no avail.

And the dishes that require hand-washing? There is ALWAYS either a soapy or greasy residue left over when he's done.

However, he WILL learn where he inherited his stubborn streak from. I will not give in. He's going to be on dish detail until he leaves home.

He has already made the decision to only use paper plates, and to either cook in the microwave or on the grill.

Flea said...

LOL!!! I think mine have decided to have grass floors and own a goat, they hate vacuuming that much for the same reason! Wow, that's unbelievable that he's so persistent! No, no - it's not. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great meme. Oh and I loooove Sudoku!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Great haiku!! Good thing I'm not the judge - I already like more than 1!


Casdok said...

Im totaly addicted to sudoku!

Kidzmama said...

I've only been reading your blog for a few months so it was great to go back and read these. I like the one about moving to Tulsa. I've never let myself settle into a place more than where I am now. I didn't even paint any of the rooms in our last house. I just didn't feel like home. Where I live now is fine, and yes, I've painted, but it still doesn't feel right. I'm sure I'll find that place eventually. I'm glad you found your place.

Flea said...

Sarah and Casdok, Sudoku is a horrible thing. It steals your soul. If I'm not careful, my family will stage an intervention soon. Must. Keep. It. Under. Control.

Kidzmama - I know, right? What is it about a place? I was nervous at first, wanting to be here for so many years. I finally just made the decision to BE here. It's hard.

And y'all go check out Hallie's haiku contest at She's giving away a prize! Okay, don't check it out, because I want to win and get the prize!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

You are the freakin haiku queen!! So glad you keep em coming - you are keeping everyone else on their toys!!


Casdok said...

Thank you for your question! I havent a clue really, it is a very difficult area. Heres a web site that might give you some ideas
Or how about an out door game, that both your son and he could play with together?
Sorry cant be of more use :(

Karen said...

The dish washers are cracking me up! I could totally see that happening in our house. And I don't blame you for washing them yourself now. Drat those kids. :)

I'm hooked on Sudoku, too. Last year I was doing the HARD level with ease. I took almost a year off (habit breaking, blah blah) and have now managed to complete the EASY puzzles with no difficulty. So much for the growing brain theory. Maybe mine shrunk again?

Flea said...

Casdok, thank you! The birthday party's Saturday and the boy loves baseball, but his parents have that covered. I'll look at the site and go from there. My husband suggested a kaleidoscope.

Karen, that's a scary thing to know, that it's not like falling off a bike. I know that when I'm tired or cranky I mess up badly when I play.