Sunday, October 18, 2009

Not Mom Monday

Allow me to introduce you to my favorite person ever…my lovely mother, Kim Craft. Ole Kim is one-of-a-kind and I promise you will never meet anyone like her even if you searched the world over.
I decided since I have been the source of so many “Not me Mondays”, that I should step aside and allow my precious mother the spotlight…and let me tell you, I had absolutely no problems coming up with a few good “Not me’s” for her.

If you haven’t met my mother, you are missing out…she looks just like me and could actually pass for my sister. My mother is the sweetest, kindest, most giving person I know…she is also the most forgetful, crazy, sometimes absent-minded person I know as well. Allow me to give you a few examples…Hold onto your seat cause this is Not me Monday…mom style.

While at a friend’s house, who happened to have a young baby, my mother did not loudly proclaim, “How are you enjoying your new Bimbo, My son has a bimbo too, and he loves it” The sweet couple did not turn red in the face until finally realizing my mother was referring to their baby’s Bumbo chair. Nope, she would never confuse the names of a child’s chair and a promiscuous woman.

On the day of my wedding, my dear mother most certainly did not stop at an elderly lady’s home to visit, for just a moment, get out of the car and begin walking towards her front door. She did not turn around in horror and realize that she had somehow forgot to not only turn the car off, but she forgot to put the dang thing in park. Nope…please don’t picture my mother chasing after the vacant car in hopes of stopping it before it hit a tree, person or house. Bless her heart, she did not have a sore arm for like 3 weeks from diving into her moving car. Can you image if we had to cancel my wedding because my mother ran over herself!!!!

And lastly, it was not my mother who planned a party for my grandfather’s 91st birthday with all of his Sunday School class and decide that it would be fun and entertaining to bring her hand bells for all the party guests to play a song together. Let me just pause here and say that none of these guests were under the age of 75! Anyway, my mother didn’t proceed to pass out colored hand bells to each guest and then explain to them that when she showed their color up on the card, they should ring their bell vigorously. She did not hit play on her cd player and out blasts “Oh Holy Night”…such perfect birthday party music. I, without a doubt, did not see numerous guests turning off their hearing aids in hopes of drowning out the madness. Nope…it wasn’t complete chaos as these sweet party guests leaned forward and squinted profusely, trying their best to figure out if their color was being shown. I did not see numerous little ladies just ring their bells throughout the whole song! Oh my…if only you could have been a fly on the wall. But really…that whole scenario so did not happen in our family…nope…we have normal birthday parties with no Christmas-hand bell-concerts.

Oh the laughter my mom has provided for us. She is so loved and I couldn’t imagine life without her joy and spontaneity…her zest for life is a blessing to us all. I love you keep me laughing!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My home away from home...

It’s not a secret that I adore Target. I find myself at Target at least three or four times a week. I can tell you exactly what isle you will find any given item. I am familiar with most of the regular cashiers, in fact, we usually have friendly conversations while checking out. I notice when new displays at the end of the isle are out and I get overly excited when I see new products. The lady at the deli knows exactly what I am going to get without even asking. I know that on Saturdays at noon there will be 2 or 3 vendors at the end of the isle giving away free samples. Did I mention that I love Target? I mean seriously, is there anything you can’t find there? Where else can I get fruit, deli meat, ice cream, a filing cabinet, printer ink, a garden hose, a prescription and new underwear all under the same roof?

I swear, sometimes I think my car just pulls itself into Target when in reality; I don’t need a cotton picking thing from there. And somehow, I can manage to leave with $50.00 worth of stuff I didn’t know I needed. Lately I have also found myself in other stores, not buying a thing, because I say to myself “oh, I can find this exact thing at Target for cheaper.” Not to mention I almost peed on myself when I saw a two story Target in New Orleans!! I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

As much as I love Target, my hubby hates it equally as much. He hates the long lines, the fact that he can NEVER find me (I can’t tell you how many times that boy calls me in the store and says “where you at…I have been looking all over for you”?), the endless choices of products and most of all…the fact that 90% of our income is delivered straight to Target!

We are seriously going to have to think about purchasing some stock from Target.

Yes, Target is a wonderful place…it’s like my home away from home!

This was on a door at Target....I thought it was funny. I may love Target, but I never claimed they were the brightest star in the galaxy.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Change is upon us...

Did you know… You will spend over 1/3 of your life working. That includes the time you spend at work, as well as all the time you spend preparing for it, looking for it, commuting to it and recovering from it on the weekend.

Side note: Did you know…In a lifetime, the average American will spend:

Six months sitting at stoplights,
eight months opening junk mail,
one year looking for misplaced objects,
two years unsuccessfully returning phone calls,
and seven years waiting in line.

(I would say I will probably spend 10 years waiting in line, I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS pick the worst lines, they may seem like they are a good choice but it never fails that I am stuck behind some lady who forgot a few items so sends her son to “run and get them” while checking out, or the old man who cannot figure out how to work the credit card machine, or someone (like my mother) who still insists on writing out checks for payment!) Sorry…got a little winded there…

Anyway...back on track...I say all this to announce a career change for the Moot's Family!

After much prayer and council from loved ones, Christian and I have decided for me to quit my 8-5 job (even though it is an incredible job, with wonderful people) and begin pursuing my passion of doing graphic design work, full time from home. I have done design in the past on a more part time basis and really loved it, however; I am so excited to have the opportunity to go at it full time. My company name is Image Advertising, LLC and I am so pumped to start growing my business again.

Working from home will enable me to be with my sweet hubby more often and allow us to really put a lot of time and energy into our relationship.

God is so faithful and He continues to amaze us with His goodness, His love and His incredible blessings.

Oh and since this has been a post all about work...I thought you might enjoy a little work related humor...