Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November: A Month Of Thankful from Tara's Corner

It's so hard to believe that we are already at the end of October! Before we know it, we will be ringing in 2014! 

For some of us, 2013 has been a wonderful year, for some it has been filled with stress and heartache, and for a few, just another year has passed. One thing I know for sure, is that even though not every day is good, there IS good in every day. That leads me to one of my favorite activities this time of year:

Every November, I do what I call 'A month of Thankful'.

Every day I post something on Facebook I am thankful for. It could be anything...something as significant as the wonderful people in your life (make sure you single them out, it can make someone's day to know they have helped make your day/life a good one), or as simple as that first cup of coffee you have in the silence of your home before the rest of the world wakes up and you have to start the day. Or how good your bed feels as you climb in and go to sleep at night. It's much easier to focus on our struggles and to forget all the wonderful things/moments/people we have in our lives. I myself have faced some struggles recently that make it hard to focus on the positive, and that makes me think it is even more crucial that I participate in the 'Thankful posts' this year. I think you will be surprised on how something so simple can change your outlook on the day. Please join me in sharing with your friends, loved ones, the world, everything that you're thankful for. Until next time, have a fun, safe Halloween and a wonderful holiday season!


**Tara and I would both like to see you participate in this activity even if you don't post everyday. Feel free to friend request us on facebook so we can see your Thankful posts. -Angie

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wacky Wednesday: Gum Happens on Eyebrows

I was in the kitchen doing dishes.  
I thought she was cleaning her room(that was what I asked her to do).
She comes to me with tears in her eyes and I see this sad face:  

Umm, Who gets gum on their eyebrows?!? My daughter apparently! While holding in my laughter I was trying to figure out what happened.

Here's her story: 
 Mom, the gum was sticking to my fingers when I was trying to put it in the garbage.  I tried to get my fingers unstuck and the gum just went on my eyebrows(hand gestures included).

The more questions I asked the more she stuck to her story, but gum just doesn't "accidentally" get in your eyebrows. 
And, for the record, she usually spits her gum in the garbage.

I thought this was hilarious, as I'm stifling my laughter, until I had to attempt to get the gum off those eyebrows!  As my brother said in a text, "Ya know, eyebrows are a catch all for everything, Lol."

1. I tried a warm washcloth hoping it would do something. No such luck, it only caused tears.  This is gum that we got at a parade months ago, it's cheap and it hardened real fast on her eyebrows

2.  I tried Adam's Peanut butter, no luck. If you haven't read my opinion about Adam's Peanut butter, please check it out: Not all Peanut Butters are created equal

3.  I was frantically texting my mom at this point.  She said a greasy peanut butter works best.  I found a peanut butter I only use to bake with and rubbed that on those gummy eyebrows.  Ahhh, success!  It still took some work but most of it was removed.

**She still has a tiny bit of gum left on 1 of her eyebrows.  I'd had enough tears and we just snuggled while watching a movie! It will eventually come off, but right now it just looks like a scab...

And, yes, I'm laughing about it now that the dramatic screaming is over.  I'm that mom who makes her daughter clean her room...such cruelty I know

What crazy gum stories do you have?  Please share, I need to know I'm not the only one!