Tuesday, April 11, 2006

New CD

I bought a new CD tonight. I think it is really good. It is Sonya Kitchell's debut. The album is acoustic and a combination of jazz, R&B, and folk. What's impressive is that she is only 17 years old. Anyways, I bought the CD tonight and then checked out her website. She is to be on David Lettermen tonight (which, of course, means you missed it). Check out her website: sonyakitchell.com. You can check out her music.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Not a Morning Person

I am not a morning person. I try to get up and get my shower before my boys wake up. It does not always happen. There are days that I just cannot get out of bed. Last week was a week of those kind of days. Jonathan and David are now old enough to play a bit if I have not gotten out of bed. (Thomas sleeps later than the rest of us.) One morning last week the boys were up and about before me. After each time they talked to me, I easily fell back asleep. I guess to tell the truth, I was hardly awake at all. I could have kept it up until Thomas woke up but Jonathan woke me up with a Momma love note. He had gotten his crayons and paper and made me a special drawing. It was probably the only thing that could have made me smile about pulling back the covers.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Conversation Piece – Question #7

The Conversation Piece – Question #7
7. If you could have a grand, beautiful front porch with a relaxing porch swing overlooking any place or thing in the world what would it overlook?

It would overlook water. I would like it to be a natural body of water but beyond that it doesn’t matter. I could be happy with a lake or a river. The ocean could be nice provided that if I was in a hot environment, I had an air conditioned house. (Of course if you have always lived in the south east, you cannot imagine that anyone would not have air conditioning!) The porch would be the type porch that is the length of the house (what I call a “wrap around porch”). And, while I am dreaming maybe I will go ahead and have that yellow country home with the white shutters.

Friday, April 07, 2006

The Conversation Piece – Question #6

The Conversation Piece – Question #6
6. In your opinion, what is the single most significant event that has occurred in world history during the last thousand years. (Define “significant” however you wish.)
I decided to give up on coming up with my real answer. If I did that- at the rate I am going- I might never end up blogging on this blog again. So, today “significant” means significant to personal hygiene (but basically significant just because I found it interesting)
In 1498 – Toothbrushes appeared in China. (according to an interesting history website: http://www.fsmitha.com/)
The “toothbrushexpress.com” says that toothbrushes didn’t arrive in China until 1600. What’s more interesting to me is that toothbrushes didn’t arrive in the United States until closer to the 1800s.
Here’s some copied info:
“The first true bristled toothbrush also originated in China at around 1600 AD. At around 1780, the first toothbrush was made by William Addis of Clerkenald, England. Addis, and later, his descendants, manufactured the finest English brushes, where the handles were carved out of the bone of cattle and the heads of the natural bristles were placed in the bored holes made in the bone and kept in place by thin wire. The natural bristles were obtained from the necks and shoulders of swine, especially from pigs living in colder climates like Siberia and China.
By the early 1800s the bristled brushes were in general use in Europe and Japan. In 1857, H. N. Wadsworth was credited as the first American to receive a toothbrush patent as America entered the growing toothbrush market.
Hard to believe, but most Americans didn't brush their teeth until soldiers brought the Army's enforced habit back home from World War II.”
So, why is this of interest to me? Who knows? Maybe it is because my 4 year old just decided (after 3 years of constant struggle) that teeth brushing is important (because Ms. Sara and the visiting dentist at Preschool said so).