An Irish observance...
An Irishman moves into a tiny village in County Kerry, walks into the pub and promptly orders three beers.
The bartender raises his eyebrows, but serves the man three beers, which he drinks quietly at a table, alone.
An hour later, the man has finished the three beers and orders three more.
This happens yet again. The next evening the man again orders and drinks three beers at a time, several times.
Soon the entire town is whispering about the "Man Who Orders Three Beers."
Finally, a week later, the bartender broaches the subject on behalf of the town... "I don't mean to pry, but folks around here are wondering why you always order three beers?"
"Tis odd, tisn't it?" the man replies, "You see, I have two brothers, and one went to America, and the other to Australia. We promised each other that we would always order an extra two beers whenever we drank as a way of keeping up the family bond."
The bartender and the whole town were pleased with this answer, and soon the "Man Who Orders Three Beers" became a local celebrity and source of pride to the village, even to the extent that out-of-towner's would come to watch him drink.
Then, one day, the man comes in and orders only two beers.
The bartender pours them with a heavy heart. This continues for the rest of the evening: he orders only two beers. The word flies around town. Prayers are offered for the soul of one of the brothers.
The next day, the bartender says to the man, "Folks around here, me first of all, want to offer condolences to you for the death of your brother. You know-the two beers and all...."
The man ponders this for a moment, then replies, "You'll be happy to hear that my two brothers are alive and well. It's just that I, myself, have decided to give up drinking for Lent."
A little bit of this... and a little bit of that....
The life of the Mullins Family here in sunny Florida
Sites I think are pretty Fly....
- Plugged In- See what media is worth watching!
- ETSY! Love Homemade things
- I used to know her as Sherk!
- My Long Lost Alaskan Friend
- The Real McCoys
- This is MYspace
- I FACEBOOK, don't you?
- The Wellness Company
- Who Doesn't Love Craigslist
- The College that will NEVER be forgotten
- Willow Bend Community Church
- Parrell Bible
An Irish observance...
Liquidity- When you look at your investments and wet your pants!
This so made me lol!
It has been a wild, crazy bunch of weeks. That is my lack of blogging excuse. I always feel I should post, but lack of time and a crazy schedule have made it nearly impossible.
Anyways, here is a little recap of what is up in our lives.
Ryan has started school in January and he is gone on Mon & Wed nights. Elijah and I like to plan little adventures out on these days and we have been having fun.
Tuesday nights was small groups, but fortunately that was postponed for a while, which will make our schedule a little less busy.
Elijah has started playing soccer and has practice on Thursday nights and games on Saturdays starting next week.
So really all we have now for family time is the weekends and Ryan usually winds up studying.
In the meanwhile, I have been busy getting items for Isaiah's room and planning out his room.
His room is going to be a really nice neutral yellow with navy blue stars sponged on the wall to match his bedding. It will be so cute, if only I could get my hubby started on the painting.
My dear friend Kim is having a baby shower for me on the 15th of March, so I finally finished registering at Target, you can check out my wishlist here:
I am excited for out little one to arrive. Not too much longer now.
We are also planning a vacation out to South Lake Tahoe in October for my aunt's wedding. We are totally stoked to have some fall weather again this year.
Well, that is what new in our lives, more coming later!
Labels: Life Updates
Ryan caught the flu four days ago. Chills, aches, coughing, fever, you name it.
Luckily he has been out of work, so he was able to rest while his mom watch Elijah.
Unfortunately, we have tried to quarantine him to the living room and lysoling the heck out of everything possible in the house to prevent me from getting the virus.
Well, that didn't work. I mostly have chest congestion, fever, headache, sneezing and congestion, but I am starting to feel the ache in my bones.
Yuck. Just keep us in our prayers that it doesn't get worse and that our little guy, who is going back to school next week because Daddy finally signed a contract, does not get this virus. His best friends birthday party is tomorrow and he missed it last year due to being sick. He also has another birthday party Sun afternoon and I would hate to see him miserable like us.
Have a nice superbowl weekend. Lots of parties here in Tampa along with stars. Not that I care. But if you do, we are now back on the map here in Tampa.
That is the name we (well I, Ryan couldn't object) decided to name our little guy.
We went on the hospital tour this weekend with Elijah. Just to show him where mommy would be staying. He liked it but still has no clue what is going to happen!
Ryan is still out of work. Bummer. Hopefully by the end of the week they will have a contract finally signed.
I have am thinking about heading a MOPS group at our church. I have to get a team together first to help, so this could be a big project but I am excited about it.
We had a bit of a cold front last week. It is back to hot weather again and that just stinks!
I am so excited for LOST to be back! of course, I am even more lost than usual, but in suspense for this week's new episode.
That is all for now. More updates later!
I finally got a place to create a cheap good website. Nothing to fancy!
Here is the link: http://mullinsconstruction.wordpress.com/
Hopefully it will help us get some more work.
Labels: website construction
In light of my 29 years here on this earth, as of yesterday, I decided to list 29 things I am thankful for. In no random order, of course.
2. My husband, who made me a yummy mocha this morning
3. My beautiful and fiesty son, Elijah
4. A very nice roof over our head, at least for now
5. My family back in Idaho- Mom, Dad, & Siblings
6. My family in Cali- Dad, Sun, Tiana, Fiona, Aunt Linda, & the rest of the bunch
7. My wild family in Virginia- Dalena, Andy, and awesome nieces and nephews
8. World peace- wait, this is what I would be thankful for if I was Ms. America!
9. Starbuck's being conveniently located 3/4 of a mile from my home (Hallelujah)
10. My church family- We love Willow Bend and everyone there
11. When my son goes to sleep. This I am truly thankful for!
12. Pedicures. I don't get them often at all but they are great.
13. Debit cards. Don't leave home without them!
14. Keeping in touch with old and new friends. I have had so many amazing and close friends in the last 29 years and I am thankful for all of them!
15. A good place to work. This is really important.
16. My bachelor's degree.
17. Publix being just down the road for me now. Saving me 10+ minutes running to the store for frivilous things like butter.
18. My husband being able to cook. Sweet
19. Living in America. We really are very blessed
20. Having traveled around Europe. Once in a lifetime experience never to be forgotten
21. All my sins being forgiven on the cross. Wow!
22. 7-11 slurpies in the summer.
23. Epiderals for pain relief during labor!
24. Olive Garden soup and salad. Yum-o
25. The Office on NBC- my mid-week stress and comedy relief
26. A nice running vehicle.
27. My In-laws, who have made raising my son a whole lot easier. they are great.
28. Tax Returns- I can't file yet but I am anxiously awaiting my $ back.
29. My life in general. I hope the next 29 years are as sweet as the last.
Labels: Live Thankful