My Mundane Musings

Growing up I longed for the fast paced life of big city life and corporate America. Now I’m a stay at home mom of 4 in a small rural community! And I wouldn’t have it any other way! (At least for now).

Tackle it Tuesday – Laundry, again… June 24, 2008

Filed under: coffee,family,fun,goals,home improvement,kids,life,marriage — Rebekah Sanders @ 8:02 am

I’ve officially decided. I hate doing laundry. I mean, unless I make everyone strip naked and run around that way, ALL of the laundry is never going to be clean. And don’t think that I haven’t thought about that whole naked thing. But I’m pretty sure that it’s probably illegal? At the least, it would be considered child abuse. So, my kids stay dressed for the most part. And I try not to hold a grudge against Adam & Eve for even making laundry necessary!


Does that picture look familiar? It should. It’s the same one that was there last week. Because I have had absolutely NO time. My older kids were at camp last week and I actually had to watch the little kids. Because they are sneaky at the ages of 6, 3, and 1. Do you have any idea how sneaky those little kids can be? Because I certainly do! And it all added up to me cleaning up mess after mess and leaving no time for laundry.

However – THIS week, we have family coming over on Sunday afternoon for lunch. Out of town family. And I’m guessing that they will want somewhere to sit while they are here. So, the laundry MUST be done. And it must be done TODAY because I’ve got a personal “tackle it” list for every day this week. And laundry is on there TWICE! Because if I do it all today, I’m still going to have to do it all again on Saturday.

So, when my brain snaps and I finally start speaking jibberish and drooling on my shirt, y’all make sure to remind my dear, sweet Chip (who will take care of me because we have a deal, oh yes we do) that it was LAUNDRY that finally pushed me over the edge!

I should probably go find myself some more coffee and get to it.

So, what are you tackling today?


Sunday bulletin… April 6, 2008

Filed under: blog,church,coffee,family,friends,kids,life,meme — Rebekah Sanders @ 9:35 pm
  • I’m toward the end for the FIRST week of 100 days of blogging and nearly forgot to post today. I really have no excuse since I’ve been on the computer a couple times today.
  • Service this morning was AMAZING! A couple months ago, someone donated a new laptop to the church. It gives me something to be thankful for every week as I sit at the soundboard and run the show. The old computer was awful – if I *looked* at it wrong it would turn off. Sometimes I’d get it back, sometimes I wouldn’t.
  • We’re doing a study through “How To Read The Bible For All It’s Worth” on Sunday nights. I read it once in college. I’m learning to appreciate it now.
  • We leave in a week to see my Gram. I. cannot. wait.
  • I think I want a handheld GPS for my birthday so we can go geocaching. I’ve wanted one for a while now, but this is the first year I think I’m ready to make the investment. If I get it now, it would be something we could do on our trip too.
  • My birthday is in TWO days! I accept all major credit cards via PayPal. Or if you send me an email, you can load up my St. Arbuck’s card for me.
  • Speaking of Starbucks, they have a big announcement coming out on Tuesday. I’ve got some ideas to what it might be.
  • Remember back in the 80’s when having small, buttons to put on your backpack was all the rage? Facebook has added an application called Flair. And I’m collecting! My favorite that I sent today? I sent it to my hubs – “I love you like a nerd loves math!” rofl
  • I just made chocolate chip cookies and I think I can actually *hear* them calling me to eat them! I’m debating pulling out the french press and the decaf for a bedtime snack.
  • I still think not nearly enough people are Twitter-ing. Noah (5) asked me again today if he could have his own Twitter acct. I told him when he learns to spell enough to send his own messages.
  • Chip’s brother is here from Wyoming – where he says there is still snow on the ground and the temps are near 0 at night still. Chip is going to be hardpressed to get me to visit that place!
  • Chip’s dad took two of the kids home with him tonight, but the two left at home are still being loud enough for four!
  • Have some serious phone envy over my friend’s new cell phone. Chip would tell me my phone is fine. I’ll agree with him until August when I’ve had it for a year.
  • Seth fell asleep STANDING UP tonight at church leaning against me. I caught him just before he hit the floor.
  • Seriously smelling those cookies now! Can’t.hold.out.much.longer.

My new theme song… March 8, 2008

Filed under: coffee,life,music — Rebekah Sanders @ 7:27 pm

I haven’t listened to Jars Of Clay in a *long* time. I was a fan in college. I *think* I saw them in concert a few years ago in concert in Decatur. But as I sit here working on church stuff and listening to Sirius Coffee House, I’m suddenly a fan again. Because they’ve written a song after my own heart…

The Coffee Song

Call it obsession; call it fanatical
I am not trying to make this a spectical
But I have this craving that justifies behaving
I really need some of that…

Oooh, good coffee, strong coffee
I need to have some
Oooh, good coffee, strong coffee

Oh cappuccino, double espresso
I need something with a really big kick
You ask me ’bout creamer you ask me ’bout sugar
I tell you those things make me sick
In my…

If ever there were a song after my heart…


We’re OUT of coffee… March 3, 2008

Filed under: coffee,life — Rebekah Sanders @ 10:05 am

WAH!!! There is great weeping and gnashing of teeth. ROFL!

I ran out of coffee yesterday. Saddest part is I never even got to that second cup. For half a second, I thought about warming it up because, well yesterday was Sunday so it’s still sitting in the coffee pot. (very little gets done in our house on Sundays). That notion passed as quickly as it popped into my mind though. I’m not drinking day old coffee.

And then terror raced through me as I realized that *all* of the soda in the house that I’ll drink is caffiene free. We do have some Mountain Dew, but I’d rather drink the day old coffee. Thankfully, as I was debating which was the lesser of two evils, Elijah walked in and reminded me that my migraine meds have caffiene in them. I popped some of those – justifing it because without some caffiene this morning, I was certain to develop a migraine.

We’ll go erranding today. And we’ll definitely be picking up more coffee!


An extra day… February 29, 2008

Filed under: coffee,fun,life,profoundness,television — Rebekah Sanders @ 11:58 am

I’m not doing anything spectacular with our extra day this year. Right now I’m sitting and home and wishing that I could just have an extra hour every day instead of an extra day every four years.

And what would I do with an extra hour? I’d write. I can really crank out the words when I have the quiet needed, but distraction is my enemy. I’m easily distracted – television, the kids, my sexy husband, emails that pop-up on the Google bar, the smell of food, the sunshine outside, the potty breaks, the distractions are endless. But when I get into a zone, I can write for a solid hour and crank out the words.

So, that’s what I want. A “pause” button for an hour a day. When all else around me stops for 60 minutes. Where I can just sit down in front of the computer and pour it all out. I don’t miss anything because it all just *stops* for an hour. After my hour, life resumes right where it left off.

I think I need some more coffee. My brain seems to have gone all J.J. Abrams on me this morning. Maybe I shouldn’t watch LOST so close to bedtime.


Oh Starbucks… February 28, 2008

Filed under: blog,coffee,food,kids — Rebekah Sanders @ 3:49 pm

This past week, Starbucks stores across the country closed their doors for three hours to retrain their baristas. Given some of the horrendous drinks that I’ve been served in their stores, it was definitely necessary. In the past year, I’ve switched from a triple grande non-fat, no-whip mocha to a simple grande brew with room simply because I was tired of them getting my drink wrong at our local Starbucks. I haven’t been back since the “retraining” but I *was* hopeful that maybe Starbucks with their newly implemented changes would bring back the coffee that I fell in love with all those years ago.

*Was* hopeful – until today. When they introduced their “new” drink – a HONEY latte. Now, I like honey as much as they next person on things like peanut butter toast or even mixed into a recipe, but even my kids know that honey doesn’t go with coffee! C’mon!

I think Starbucks would best serve their customers by going back to their basic menu. Put the basics back in the store for a good 6 months and let the baristas perfect those as they grow into the position. Then and only then should they start to reintroduce some of the newer drinks – pumpkin spice, cinnamon whatever it is they have at Christmas time, etc… Because right now, they seem to be grasping at straws as to what to do next and how to make coffee more… interesting?  Seems to me, instead of being fancy, they should just give the customer what they really want – a great cup of coffee in a 2nd living room experience. WITH FREE WI-FI!