Kiddo is breathing heavy beside me, borderline snoring through the thunder and lightning. I love storms. At least those of the non-threatening, not gonna blow your house away kind. The snoring blond bundle turns six years old tomorrow. I’m not going to say the usual “I can’t believe how big she’s getting”, or “She’s growing up so fast” because while those things are true, that’s … Continue reading summer storms
Today was rad. I took kiddo to the zoo for a date with her bestie and her mom, and then to her friend’s house for lunch and playtime. My friend Phil, grilled for us and then there was tree climbing, hide and go seeking, Disney soundtracking, doughnut eating, rope swinging, bike riding, hula hooping, and pogo stick jumping. I’m not sure what the kids were … Continue reading sunburn and a pogo stick
This is what it looked like outside all day. ↓ Continue reading school cancelled due to blizzard
Mother Nature can for real bite me. Kiddo’s school opens two hours late tomorrow but it wouldn’t surprise me if they cancel it altogether before morning. It is raining out there after all. I always roll my eyes at people yakking on and on about the weather but when you were just in short sleeves 24 hours ago and now school is out because of … Continue reading weather is stupid, sickly kid, weekend highlights, drugs are bad
Good Morning board: I’m trying something new with kiddo in an attempt to make our mornings go more smoothly. Mornings with her are hit or miss. Sometimes she’s raring to go and cooperative without too much nagging. But on other days she’s a royal pain, to be blunt. Oh sure, I can make her get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, etc and we always make … Continue reading bribery by clothespin and blogging milestones
I knew it was going to happen because I felt it in my bones. That today would be a snow day and the never ending Christmas vacation of 2013 would prevail. That’s ok because I love my kid just as much as any parent on the planet. However, I also love not being a stay-at-home parent and I value my alone time (aka, free time, … Continue reading snowmaggedon
It was a gorgeous weekend to be outside! I put my bad run out of my mind and kept busy with other things. The Accountant and kiddo went grocery shopping and came back with pizza makings and flowers for me, just because. They then proceeded to make the ugliest pizza I have ever seen. But, it was delicious, after we peeled the “tin foil” off … Continue reading Yummy ugly pizzas, blue skies, and flowers
Run/walk/sweatfest/triednottodie on the greenway today. I got four miles in and was happy with it for the most part. I didn’t make it out the door at 5:30 as planned, as I’m not good at plans apparently. So it was hot as blacksmith tongs by the time I did get out there. I did decent for the first couple of miles and then psyched myself … Continue reading Four miles
It rained today. I don’t mean it rained for an hour or two, it rained ALL dang day. We didn’t really have solid plans for the 4th anyway but if we had planned on outdoor activities, they weren’t happening. So we ventured to a lazy late breakfast at one of my favorite places that tries a little too hard to be reminiscent of Paris in … Continue reading so it goes on the 4th of July
Snow. Valentine making. Cupcakes. Continue reading our weekend in collage
Today has been interesting and its supposed to get more so later this afternoon and tonight. Impending storms, tornadoes, crazy winds, flooding…Armageddon basically, if you listen to the Weather Channel. Not that I’m not taking it very seriously. We don’t play when it comes to tornadoes down here. I have our “safe room” ready (although pretty basic supplies, and yes that is a helmet for … Continue reading weather madness
I’m trying to wrap up and gear up at the same time. As one who loves change and loathes sameness, this means I’m a happy girl right now. But it also means I’m behind as usual. I always seem to either catch up or the thing I need to catch up on goes away altogether and it doesn’t matter anymore. So I’m not too worried … Continue reading somewhere over the…well, you know
how come i’m the only one here who is taking advantage of the ‘we can wear jeans in the summer’ dresscode? i walk around looking like a bum and all the other office slaves are all snazzified. eh, bet i’m more comfy anyway. i try to be a girly girl but sometimes, i’m just not. or, as somebody i know used to say ‘i’m snot’. giggity. … Continue reading mah brain iz mushy goo
It’s raining like crazy up in here right now. Totally messing my Lakers/Celtics game up with that whole satellite reception thing. I’ve been a bit out of it lately, to put it mildly. There is massive drama going on, some good and some bad. But all dramatic and stuff, as drama tends to be. What’s that saying I’ve always hated? What doesn’t kill you, makes … Continue reading it was a dark and stormy night..
so, nashville, i love you. the last several days have been madness as you all know by now. no damage at our house. but so many others…there are just no words. besides the greater heartbreak of the stories of loss and death and unbelievable survival, how surreal was it to see nashville and it’s landmarks consumed by floodwaters? and it’s not just nashville. we can’t … Continue reading the flood
This is me. Spreading sunshine everywhere I go. Yep yep. I mean, can’t you tell? Heh. The not-so-funny thing is, I really am a fun lively laughing joking person when I’m out from behind a desk. Can we say “you got off at the wrong stop lady”? Yes we can. Eh, anyway. Stuff ‘n things. Ummmmmm, I got nuthin’ I guess. Oh wait, here’s some stuff…the … Continue reading why the long face?
…and she laughs in my face, and then spits snow in it. Today was just bizarre. Here was my plan…take kiddo to day care, come home, make quick grocery run, get ready and drive back to town for an interview, interview, knock their socks off and get an offer on the spot, do jubilant cartwheels down the hall and all the way to my car, pick up kiddo at … Continue reading in which i shake my fist at the universe…
I’m kinda diggin’ this necklace today… In other news, it’s still cold but I’m thinking we’re not gonna get the blizzard of ’10 like people are freaking out about. Call me crazy (I know you do that anyway) but we’ll see. I mean, I’m all for a snow day but I just have my doubts. My gym buddy and I exchanged a couple of hilarious … Continue reading girly
Happy Friday to ya! I keep meaning to join in the Feel Good Friday celebrations but don’t think of it until about this time of night and by then it just seems too late. It was so nice today to be able to walk outside and not freeze my toes off. And if the weekend shapes up like the weather folks say it is, then … Continue reading hello spring? is that you?
Remember when I said I was gonna buy a pair of funky rain boots? I got them yesterday and da da da da, here they are! Now it just needs to rain. Or snow. I know you’re jealous and that my brown pj pants look super haut with them but please, contain yourself. Is it weird to post a picture of your new boots on … Continue reading these boots are made for splashin’
Ahhhhh!!! These storms and tornadoes all over the place scare the poo outta me. The Accountant and the dog are snoozing like well, babies. How do they do that? I’m glued to the tv with a flashlight, my cat and my cell phone by my side. Two deaths in Huntingdon? Did I just hear that right? Or is it Huntersville? Does TN even have a … Continue reading can you live-blog a tornado?
I am loving this weather! It’s the perfect fall temperature and the leaves in my part of town are gorgeous. My morning walks with Cooper have been delightful (to use a word that should be used more often). Today will be a busy one. Church in a bit, and then I’m thinking I’m going to treat myself and go get my nails done. I haven’t … Continue reading busy bee
It’s the most perfect day outside. I walked across the street to grab lunch and for some reason it surprised me how gorgeous it was out there. Guess that can happen when you come clawing out from your cave and squint into the sunlight for the first time in several hours. Continue reading so how’s the weather?
I’ve never been so thankful to see it rain before, ever. It made me smile and think of these things. • The Morton’s salt girl. One of my favorite logos of all time (my advertising background coming out) and I remember we always had a box of it in the cabinet at home as a kid and I have a box in my own kitchen … Continue reading finally!