Monthly Archives: April 2009

My Little Clown

Peter has always been my little clown. It is almost like silliness wells up within him, and he just can’t contain it!

At the library several months ago, Peter was making faces at some high school girls. When they started laughing and pointing, he hid behind a book shelf! When I asked him why he was hiding, the conversation went like this:

Peter: Those girls are laughing at me.
Me: Were you making faces at them?
Peter: Yes.
Me: Didn’t  you make faces at them so they would laugh at you?
Peter: Yes, but now they will think I’m a clown.
Me: Don’t you like being a clown?
Peter: No.
Me: Why not?
Peter: Because clowns have big red noses!

We have had several discussions about clowns and how it isn’t true that ALL clowns have red noses, but he is convinced that they all do, therefore he does NOT want to be a clown. He can’t help himself, though! He still makes faces at people in stores or on the bus, and when someone laughs at him, he is encouraged to do it even more!

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere

I have now been on the South Beach diet for a week. One of the parts of this diet is that you are not allowed to have sugar for the first 2 weeks. This has been quite a challenge, not because we just can’t live without sugar, but because sugar is in absolutely everything!

Just for the fun of it, you should start reading the labels at the grocery store just to see how hard it is to find something that is genuinely sugar free.

The biggest shock to us was salad dressing. We looked up and down the aisle of several different stores looking for any salad dressing that did not contain sugar or corn syrup. Even the fat free and light dressings had sugar as an ingredient. We ended up finding one salad dressing that was genuinely sugar free.

The one life saving dressing was Newman’s Own Olive Oil & Vinegar. I am not a big fan of vinegar, but this dressing actually tastes good. I have been eating it daily for a whole week and am not tired of it yet. That is saying something.

Anyone else have experience looking for genuine sugar free products? I’d love to know what you found! Please share! Homemade recipes are allowed too! 🙂

Tabetha’s Tweets 2009-04-26

  • I just absentmindedly put milk in all my kids’ cereal, even the child with an allergy to milk! #
  • I’m now on day 3 of the 1st phase of the south beach diet. Anyone out there every try it? #
  • Just took the lid off salad dressing, set it down, & then picked it up & shook it. Yep, there was a big oily mess to clean up after that! #
  • Just got slightly carried away. Spent an hour taking typing tests online. I LOVE to type! #
  • Who ever heard of being sore from typing?! #
  • Need a little humbling? Read Philippians 2. #
  • Is there any video you can’t find on youtube?! #
  • @simpsonsparadox Leave it to me to ask a ? & then forget I asked! Just got this reply 😐 Good luck to you too! Hope all is going well! in reply to simpsonsparadox #
  • @simpsonsparadox So sorry….been out of the loop on twitter lately… The week with the extra kids went wonderfully! I enjoyed myself! 🙂 in reply to simpsonsparadox #
  • No voice this morning…guess I might not be leading music at church…… #
  • Isn’t it cool that you can still whisper even when you have no voice? #
  • Still have very little voice left, but I somehow managed to sing this morning. Good thing I sing alto! 🙂 #
  • Organized my 1st clothing swap today. Afterwards, I have decided that I have a bit of learning to do about organizing events! #
  • I have an awesome husband!!! #

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Straight from the President

Want to know more about the amendment suggested by parental rights to protect America from the threat of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child? You have the opportunity to hear all about it straight from Michael Farris, president of parental rights and co-founder/chairman of HSLDA.

Michael Farris will be interviewed by Gov. Mike Huckabee on the Huckabee show on the FOX news channel tonight and will be on again Sunday at 2 am, 8 pm, and 11 pm. Please take the time to catch one of these shows. Parental Rights suggested that you record it to show to friends and loved ones who may not be aware of how the government is trying to take control of the upbringing of our children.

So put it on your calendar or your list of “must sees!” It is well worth it!

See these previous blog posts for more information about parental rights and its fight against the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Parent Versus Big Brother
How to Defend Parental Rights
Time to Move!
Will You Be a Rep?
Save Our Successors (SOS)

Humble Pie

I read Philippians 2:1-18 today and realized just how proud I really am. How are you doing?

1Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

5Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.14Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.17Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.

Online School Sites

As a home schooling mother, I am constantly checking out new online sites. Wanna know what sites I have found? I’m glad because I was going to tell you anyway! 🙂


Sheppard Software
The School Bell
Cool Math 4 Kids (and it really is cool!)


Typing Web (a new favorite)
Typing game
Peter’s Online Typing Course

Since I got caught up taking typing tests and getting a bit carried away in the process, I am only sharing math and typing sites tonight. Stay tuned for more!

A Romantic Proposal

The coolest thing about re-organizing is that you get to walk down memory lane as you uncover precious treasures.

About two years ago, I shared with you the story of how Luke and I met and told you a bit of our story. One of those precious treasures I uncovered was a copy of Luke’s proposal to me. Isn’t he romantic?

Weddings are a wondrous thing.
I want to give you a ring.
Life without you would be pain.
Life with you my greatest gain.

Years I’ve waited and would pray,
Oh! How I longed for the day,
Until the time I could say,

My dearest one, these words are true,
All of my love I give to you.
Receive this token,
Ring unbroken.
Yes, all my love I give to you.

May God always bless our love.
Each moment, bliss from above.

– Luke Gedeon

This poem is shared under a creative commons license.