Archive for April, 2010

Can SpongeBob Save your Life?

I was listening to the radio the other morning when the news came on. The first story they talked about was a 7th grader from New York. She had saved her friends life when she choked on a piece of gum. Now you may wonder what in the world a 7th grader saving her friends life has to do with SpongeBob?


Let me finish the story. This 7th grader said that she saw her friend choking and decided she needed to do the Heimlich maneuver. After the gum came out and the friend was fine, she was asked how she knew to do the Heimlich maneuver. She said she watched an episode of SpongeBob. SpongeBob’s friend was choking on his clarinet and was saved when he did the Heimlich maneuver.

We think that the cartoons on TV these days are so violent and they’re not educational. We may think that they’re irritating and not worth watching, but we let our children watch them anyway. Now we now know that SpongeBob SquarePants is educational and it’s a show we maybe should let them watch.

What else could go wrong?

I was very excited for dinner this evening. We were trying a new recipe. It had hamburger, onions, green peppers, pepperoni slices, spaghetti sauce, and noodles. Smelled wonderful and was sure to be a tasty meal.

I read through the recipe and started putting it together. When I was ready to put the noodles and the hamburger mixture together I read through it again because I was certain the noodles needed to be cooked. It didn’t tell me to. I hesitated but went ahead and put it together the way it read and put it into the oven. When Kevin got home, I had him read through the recipe and he said no the noodles were not to be cooked.

When the meal was done I pulled it out and immediately knew it was ruined. The top was burned. I thought well ok we can remove the first layer and eat the bottom part. We won’t have any leftovers, but it will be ok. Well, that didn’t happen either. The noodles that were on the bottom were still hard and crunchy. Basically the only noodles that were good were the ones that were in the middle.

It was not enough for us to eat, so we ended up buying a pizza. Ugh! What a waste of food. Not good for our budget or our meal planning. I’m frustrated about this, but I can’t let it ruin my night. Hubby isn’t upset so that’s good. He tells me I should be upset either. Things happen and are not worth stressing over.


So I’m done. Time to move on. We’ll try this recipe again, but the next time we’ll cook the noodles first. HeHeHeHe!

Tell me Thursday – 4/8/10

My Wordless Wednesday post goes along with my Wednesday video. Chris is taking swimming lessons and is doing very well. This picture is of Chris acting like a dolphin. He had a lot of fun in the water today.


Wordless Wednesday – 4/7/10


Swimming classes

Chris has been in swimming lessons since March 15th and he is having a good time. He’s learning a lot and he’s getting rid of his bad habits. Last week his instructor taught him to dive and he loved it. He’s decided that he might want to be on the dive team next year instead of the swim team. Sounds like he might be able to do both, so we’ll see.

Here is a video of Chris diving today. He did a great job and I can’t wait to see him do it again on Wednesday. Great job Chris!

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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