Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Jumbles

--Fav quote of the week: "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." ~Bill Cosby

--Since I know you all are dying to know, I found my prized recipe collection. It seems that in my packing frenzy I thought it a good idea to put them all inside my huge stock pot. After I wrote my post for last Friday, I had a sudden epiphany and went to check inside of it. If I am this absent-minded now, I shudder to think what I will be like when I am 85.

--This week, Tim Sanders wrote a great post on selfishness. Please check it out here. It is short, direct and very enlightening...a little wisdom snack that you cannot pass up.

--Someone who lives in my house recently educated me as to the origins of mankind. It seems that the woman was not taken from the man's rib as I had been led to believe but rather she evolved from a dinosaur. More specifically, the Vaginasaurus Rex. I also was enlightened to learn from a different someone who lives in my house that the historic line that separates the North from the South is the well-known Winn-Dixie Line. As a parent who has homeschooled my children for the past twelve years, I couldn't be more proud than I am in this moment.

--I love the way outside smells in early May. There is Confederate Jasmine growing in my yard and it smells so good that I jump at the chance to take the little pooch out for a walk. I am pretty sure that heaven is going to smell just like Jasmine. That or warm chocolate chip cookies.

--And finally, I know I don't say this enough so I am just gonna say it. I really heart you people who read this blog. I may not have the largest readership out there, but that is really not important to me. I love getting to know you. All of you who leave comments allow me to see who you are and and then I can check in on your blogs or websites or what have you...and I just love that. What a great bunch of folks you are! I am so proud to know you. Don't ever hesitate to jump in there with your opinions (the good, the bad and the ugly). I love a big opinion. I have a few of my own. In case you haven't noticed.

Have a spectacular weekend!


Nicole May 8, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

From one homeschooled child to another....great job boys!!!! :) I know you (Beth) are so proud!!!!

Mateo May 8, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

My wife and I are currently trying to weigh the pros and cons of homeschooling. I'd love to hear how you did it and why. Just float me an email on facebook if you wouldn't mind. (I'll be leaving tomorrow at noon for a missions trip and won't be back til may 20, so if I don't respond... that's why. :D) God bless.

Joylene Green May 8, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." ~Bill Cosby

LOVE this!!!


Beth Brawley Taylor May 8, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

Nicole...I knew you would understand! I will e-mail you, Matt. And Joylene...I love me some Bill Cosby!

Rachel May 8, 2009 at 11:50 PM  

If Bill Cosby is right, and he probably is, this would explain why I am the biggest failure on the planet.

Kristen May 13, 2009 at 9:35 AM  

um...did a word in your blog say vagina?