Goodbye Ordinary

I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us. Isaiah 63:7

Kira’s Superpower December 11, 2009

Filed under: Family,Just Silly,Kids — Lori @ 12:42 am

Kira has a problem with buttons.  If there is a device near her with buttons, she wants to push them.  It is like they call to her.  And the funny thing is – when she pushes the buttons she does things to those devices that you never knew could even happen. 🙂

Two things have “happened” today, actually.

The first was when I went to copy some papers on my printer/copier for school today.  I tried to make the copies, but for some reason only one-fourth of the paper would copy.  I tried to shut it off and back on hoping that might clear whatever was wrong, but it continued to copy only one-fourth of the page.

I was messing around with it, trying to figure out what the issue was.  I even called Kevin to ask him for ideas, but he wasn’t in his office so I left a message saying that I might know what he will need to get me for Christmas. 

All of a sudden Kira confesses that she was playing with the buttons.  She, of course, has no idea what she pushed and in what order.  I know I should have been mad, but I was seriously trying not to laugh.

The second event of the day was in the parking lot of Fred Meyer.  The girls and I had done some shopping and Kira – surprise! – likes to push the button on my remote to open my trunk and unlock the doors.  After I got the trunk loaded I realized that her window was down. 

I asked her why she put her window down to which she replied that she didn’t.  Then I realized that every window was down halfway.  Hmmmmmm.  All I can guess is that there is some way to push the buttons on my remote that makes the windows all go down halfway.  I never knew that could happen, but Super Kira figured it out!

I am hoping that we can find a way for Kira to use her powers for good and not evil. 🙂

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A Visit to the Eye Doctor October 8, 2009

Filed under: Just Silly,Kids,Life — Lori @ 10:17 pm

Kalindi had an appointment at the eye doctor today for a routine exam.  Her tutor suggested that we get her eyesight checked out.  I watched her do her session with the tutor this morning and she held her head very close to her page as she concentrated on the words she was trying to read.

It seemed like a good idea to have her checked out after I saw her doing that.  I also have noticed that she rocks back and forth when she is trying to read – no clue what that means!  Other than she is concentrating.  No matter what, it seemed like it was worth having her tested.

I had one worry about the test.  Sometimes Kalindi isn’t all too sure of which letter is which.  Not every letter, but there are a few letters that she gets stumped on at times.  So, when they started with the letter chart, I kind of held my breath.  She was doing very well, however, I had to smile because she wasn’t saying the letters, she was sounding them.  She didn’t try to sound them into a word, she sounded them like we do when we practice our phonics.  I was actually impressed that she knew what most of them were!  Yeah for phonics. 🙂

Edited to add:  That cracks me up!  I did not tell you what the eye doctor said about her vision, did I?  Thanks Kristin for pointing that out to me.  He said her eyesight was perfectly normal and her holding her head very close to the page might just be that she has developed a bad habit in trying to concentrate on what a word is.  Sorry about that!

 

Dreams September 21, 2009

Filed under: Just Silly,Life — Lori @ 11:33 pm

I don’t often write about silly stuff.  This is going to be one of those blog posts.

I have had a dream two nights in a row that I am in a type of “Iron Chef” competition.  If you haven’t seen this show on Food Network there is a competition between two chefs who have an hour to cook several courses with one specific “surprise” ingredient.  There is a judging panel who then tastes the food and gives it a score.

In my first night’s dream the ingredient was tomatoes.  I honestly was planning three things involving tomatoes, and had them in my head, but for the life of me couldn’t find the ingredients that I needed to make them.

Last night I was in another competition – in my dream.  This one had pork as the main ingredient.  I was trying the entire time to find fresh sage and rosemary and could never find it.  I was running around grabbing and smelling plants.  It was very frustrating.

So, in another funny twist, one of the judges in my dream is Vern Yip, who is actually (in real life) a host of a decorating show on HGTV and was a judge on Design Star whose season just ended with the finale.  He LOVED my dishes!  I know they were horrible because I couldn’t find what I wanted to make them correctly, but Vern just kept gushing about how great they were.  That just cracks me up!

Do you dream?  Do you remember your dreams in detail?  Mine are usually pretty off the wall, but I have never had a recurring dream two nights in a row.  And I don’t even watch Iron Chef that often so I am not sure why that was on my mind.  I do like to cook and I admit I find it interesting that these chefs can come up with dishes based around an ingredient they just learned of.

Too funny.  Gee, I wonder what I will dream about tonight? 🙂

 

 
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