A whole lotta nothin’

Last night, I watched the 9/11 Presidential Forums on Fox News.

One of my favorite reporters on Fox is Britt Hume.

Britt with his monotone droning voice.
Britt with his little smirky smile.

It was apparent from the get-go, that Britt was not, what you’d say, thrilled about the Forum:


He was looking for more gusto… more UMPH…
He was bored with the questions.
But then McCain set off a couple of these:

fireworks 2

This perked Britt right up:

britt amused

Finally, something to sink his teeth into.
But really, that was the extent of it. No drama, no bashing.

britt really

and in no time at all, he was back to his usual self:


(Isn’t it fun how he managed to change outfits throughout the evening?)

What were your thoughts on the Presidential Forums?


nintendo_wiiI know I am being totally unoriginal, but Wii are loving our Wii. And I love having something different to do inside with the kids on a hot day.

We lucked out getting it. I know people are still speaking of having to search and wait before finding one.

I think I actually pulled a muscle in my right bottom cheek (again with the body part talk) playing the bowling.

Do you have any Wii games you would recommend? Let me know in the comments.

The longest post EV-UR

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post of random stuff…

So guess what you get from me today!! {SQUEE!!}

I just heard the internet breathe a collective sigh of relief, didn’t I? ‘Cause I know y’all’ve been waiting for it.

1. Speaking of Blissfully Domestic, did you know that we are going to be re-launching a super cool huge new site in the next few months!? And along with that comes the need for more contributors. We are expanding in all areas and adding some new topics.

If you are interested in being considered for one of these topics, please email me at lookingtowardsheaven [at] gmail [dot] com and let me know the topic. We’ve already had tremendous response to our calls for writers. And guess what – we still need more! THAT’S how big it is gonna be!

New topics-

  • Gardening
  • Blogging (how-to, tips)
  • Parenting -Special Needs
  • Finances
  • Green/Eco Living
  • Entertaining
  • Decorating
  • Crafts

We are expanding these areas-

  • Decorating
  • Etsy love
  • Cooking
  • Parenting
  • Crafts for kids
  • Crafting (tutorials, tips)
  • Beauty
  • Celebrity buzz

2. I am adding blog design to my professional repertoire. For now, I am looking for 2 or 3 guinea pigs [ok – I know that no guinea pigs read my blog; maybe they do, but they just don’t know how to type or spell] bloggers who will allow me to beautify their blogs. I will be doing Blogger (new and classic), WordPress and Typepad. If you are interested in allowing me to do a FREE design for you, please email me at the same address as above.

3. I know that everybody and their grandma has been popping up doing blog design, but with over 112.8 million blogs out there, I think there is room for me.

4. Are you attending SheSpeaks? Be sure to head over to Lysa’s blog and add your blog to the Mr. Linky so that we can all nose around each others blogs before meeting.

5. I love this post at Anne Jackson/FlowerDust’s blog asking what things we feel we can’t say at church or around other Christians. Mine’s on there. Along with nearly 200 others.

6. Did you know that WalMart carries a carrot cake ice cream? I love carrot cake (it was our wedding cake) and I worried it would be disgusting. Ummm, unfortunately not. I could eat a gallon for breakfast.

7. It has chunks of cream cheese frosting in it.

8. You can thank me later. But first, you must run out an purchase a gallon (or 10).

9. Something else you will surely thank me for [when you realize you’ve wasted all day] is this game.

10. And its evil sibling here.

11. I’m still in the process of categorizing and organizing it, but did you know that I (we/BD) have a CafePress store? It’s true! AND it has mommy blogger items.

12. It is almost 3:00 AM and I am still sitting at this computer.

13. I’m gonna need a big pot of coffee when I get up…


Come back later for even more rip-roaring fun when I post photos of me brushing my teeth. [I jest… it’s just photos of a house finch building a nest right outside my dining window.]


There aren’t any, are there?

Too tired.

Come back Friday for photos of Declan.

You’ll laugh.
You’ll cry.

oh, right – that’s me I’m talking about.
But you’ll enjoy too.

Some pressing questions

Has anyone been watching Everest: Beyond the Limit on the Discovery Channel? Sean and I got all caught up in the drama of it last year, and this year it was a highly anticipated show in our home.

It’s all so fascinating, watching these climbers test their bodies and press onward and upward. It seems crazy to me. But then again, I played soccer because I thought the boys who played soccer were cute, so what do I know about athletic commitment and determination.

1. Is anyone else completely surprised that Russell let Tim back up on the mountain after the stuff he pulled last year? I couldn’t believe it when they showed his mug in the previews for the season. And the previews for next week’s episode seems to suggest more of the same from him! Who pays tens of thousands of dollars for a stroll? He must get his money from sponsors…

2. Did Betsey REALLY think she was going to be able to summit? What was Russell’s first clue? When she put her ice climbing shoes on the wrong way and backwards?

3. And Mogens? I am just flat-out concerned about Mogens’ sanity. The man is trying, AGAIN, to summit without oxygen. I couldn’t give birth without oxygen, let alone climb a 30,000 foot mountain.

4. Did the altitude mess with David Tait’s reasoning? I can’t imagine the scale of what he is attempting: a double traverse – summiting, going down the other side and back up and down again. I am just so worried about him! (yeah, I know, it’s recorded; nothin’ I can do about the outcome…)

5. Finally – WHO CLIMBS A 30,000 foot MOUNTAIN BECAUSE OF A BET IN A BAR? I did look Rod up online, and he is a world record climber… but still. Most people are content to just do stupid belly tricks when drinking.

Would you climb Everest? Would you be okay if your spouse climbed it?