Friday, May 29, 2009

Misunderstood Song Lyrics

In order to make this Friday fun I thought I'd blog about songs that we thought we knew the lyrics to. That is, until (after singing them loudly perhaps for years) we found out we didn't. So, here are a few misunderstood song lyrics that I found on the internet and from personal experience.

Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze is a classic misheard lyric, "Scuse me while I kiss this guy"
Real lyrics, "Scuse me while I kiss the sky"

Carly Simon's Your So Vain, "I had some dreams there were clowns in my coffee"
Real lyrics, "I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee"

Credence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising, "There's a bathroom on the right"
Real lyrics, "There's a bad moon on the rise"

Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer, "It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not"
Real lyrics, "It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not"
Greenday's Time of Your Life, "Another turnip boy, a Ford stuck in the road"
Real lyrics, "Another turning point a fork stuck in the road"

Outkast's Hey Ya, "Shake it like a polar bear ninja"
Real lyrics, "Shake it like a Polaroid picture"
And my personal favorite, Cheap Trick's The Dream Police, "The dream police they come to pee in my bed"
Real lyrics, "The dream police they come to me in my bed"

There are many more that could be included, but those are some of my favorites. To find more of your favorite misunderstood lyrics you can look at

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Treasury and an Award

This week I managed to snag my very first Etsy treasury! It was really fun to make. I thought it would be harder to get one, but I got it on my first try. It seems that it may be an addictive activity so I will probably be doing another one soon.
Yesterday when I logged onto my blog I was surprised to see that had chosen me to receive the lovely blog award. How exciting is that? So I am passing on the love to 15 other blogs. First, the blog award rules are...
1. Accept the award.
2. Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, along with his or her blog link.
3. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Please take a look at my 15 choices..

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Reading

School's out, or will be shortly. Parents, whether homeschooling or not are looking for ways to keep kids busy during the summer months. After the novelty of not having school wears off the kids are bored. One great thing about summer break is that there is alot of time to do things that are fun and relaxing. A great way to beat boredom in the summer and keep kids learning is reading.

Reading during the summer can be more fun if there are incentives involved. Most public libraries offer free summer reading programs. Reading books earns small, fun prizes. There are other reading programs to enjoy as well. For the budding philanthropist, here is a reading for a cause program from Scholastic worth checking into. Bookseller Barnes and Noble also has a great reading incentive program for summer readers.
If you are wondering what to read, these reading lists may give you some ideas. Other fun ideas for summer including kid friendly and safe blogging can be found at
So, grab a book and keep those reading and learning skills sharp this summer!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mom, Do I Have Any Clean Underwear?!

If this is a familiar question at your house, you are not alone. You would think if you are at home all the time being domestic and homeschooling your kids things would get done. But that is the challenge for a lot of us. Disorganization and a lack of schedule robs us of time.
When we are running around disorganized, we are stressed and then we get even less done. One thing that can help is to prioritize the things we need to do in a day. Write a list of what has to be done and put it in order of importance. It also helps to have a routine or schedule to get things done.
Routines and a good schedule are even more important if you are working at home too. To help unstress and get things done Flylady is the best site for getting yourself in order. It still takes work, but it is an amazing system for getting some peace in your life.
Here are some more helpful tips for WAHMs.
Armed with some good organization and coping skills you won't have to hear the dreaded "Honey, where are my clean work clothes" at 5:30 AM. (At least maybe not as often)
What have you found most helpful for getting things accomplished at home?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gentlemen and Ladies Start Your Engines

This is May and around these parts it is all about the racing. the big cheesy grin of Helio to the serious face of Danica, these people are big around Indy this month. I visited the track in my younger days. These days though, hearing about the racing makes me think of summer. We are moving from cool springtime to hot summertime. Everything summer seems to start with the Indy 500.
This month the ferns that come up every spring have grown to about 45" tall.

I started out with 3 little ferns a few years ago and they have turned into a huge monsterish bunch of ferns. Baby birds are everywhere trying to learn to fly before the cats catch up with them.
By race weekend the pools will open up and everyone will be flocking to them to cool off. School will be out and bored kids will be looking for things to do. Here are some ideas.
My kids still like to catch bugs. I am going to try making some bug keepers. Look for them in my etsy shop later this month (hopefully).
I will be busy trying to fill up my shop and keep my kids learning this summer.
So, since we are racing on into summer, I would love to hear what you will be doing this summer.