Showing posts from February 13, 2011

Happiness Is....

Happy Saturday!  I am participating in Mamarazzi's "Happy List" weekly post.  Sometimes the simplest things make me happy.  Last night we went to Target.  No, that isn't what made me happy.  It's what I got that made me happy.  A lamp.  Yep.  A simple floor lamp.

We have one already in our family room but it isn't quite enough. I need light and lots of it.  We spend the majority of our time in the family room.  You know, where the TV is.  And there just isn't a lot of natural light in there. So I got a lamp.  It has two lights.  A lesser for reading.  It is perfect.  It made me so happy. Another thing about it that makes me happy is how easy the switch works.  The other lamp actually has a wrapper attached to the switch to make turning it somewhat easier.  Yeah a total redneck fix. 
Sleeping in also makes me happy.  I only get to do it once a week.  And I savor it. What makes you happy?

I Confess

It's Friday and you know what that means!  I can totally hopefully redeem myself for stupid things any wrong doings I know may have done.

I confess...

I confess that my house is the messiest it has been in a long time.  It's almost like I don't care.  But I do.  I just don't want to do the work.  I even dreamed I was having knee surgery and no one was going to help me clean my house before that happened.  I don't need knee surgery (yet).  I guess that is the best excuse I could come up with for actually needing help to clean the house.

I confess....

I confess I bought a thermal shopping bag at the store yesterday simply because it was being sold for 28 cents.  It was damaged.  Damage that I know I could easily fix.  I plan to use it for beach trips and picnics instead of shopping purposes.  But it was 28 cents people! 

I confess....

I confess that I probably have offended someone.  I did something stupid.  I realize that now.  I feel bad.  I hope to restore the goo…

Life's Struggles

It is Alphabae-Thursday with Jenny Matlock.  The letter today is S.  Yesterday was a rough day.  It was a real Struggle...

Last Sunday in church a beautiful talk was given on struggles.   She is a cancer survivor.  She talked about how her trials could be seen by all, and then went onto say there are other types of trials that can not be seen, but are just as bad.  She is truly an amazing person, and to look at her you would not know the fight she went through.  And likewise, we do not know the fight of others.

Yesterday was a huge struggle just to get through. First struggle of the day was teen angst and getting past it in order to get to school.  It's never an easy thing.  Life at 13 is just one big struggle.  It's hard to remember that when you are all grown up.  Another struggle is when you are younger and want to be treated fairly.  Fair is fair, and everyone is going to school. 

Once past that struggle, I was faced with another.  Well this time it wasn't mine.  It …

My Big Adventure with My Flat Friends

Have you ever heard of "Flat Stanley"?  You know, you have a little flat cut out of a person and you take him/her with you on your adventures.  Then you send Flat Stanley and your adventures to the next person.  Well this is a cyber version of it, and much cooler.  It's cooler because I got to hang out with my new besties: Mimi and Mamarazzi!

I was a little embarrassed when Mimi and Mamarazzi arrived, my house wasn't quite clean. They were so cool.  They said, "Don't sweat it!"  
But I still insisted on finishing up the work, at least that way we would have a place to sit and have a nice cool drink.
We made cookies to go with the diet know to cancel out the calories.  Mimi and Mamarazzi really liked their sleeping quarters.   We went to Zumba the next day.  Mamarazzi and Mimi were the hit! How is that you ladies still look so beautiful and I look....well...see for yourself.
We also went to EmmyMom's house and made and decorated sugar cookies fo…

Ten on Tuesday

I am participating in a new meme this week.  Well new to me anyway!  Have you been to Roots and Rings?  Well me either!  I found her through my very good friend who just started her blog last week!  Wow.  Ten on Tuesday asks guessed it, ten questions.  Since I have never done it before I don't know if they are random or themed.  Though this week's seems like it has a theme!

1. Any vacations you are looking forward to this summer?  We have been talking about going to San Francisco.  We used to live in the Bay Area and I would love to take the kids there.
2. What is your favorite article of summer clothing (shoes are included)?  I love my sandals and shorts/capris.  It's just comfy.
3. What is your favorite summer drink (alcoholic or non)?  I am a Diet Coke girl year round.
4. Do you tan or burn?  If I put on sunscreen nothing happens.  If I forget...well I burn.  When I was a kid though I tanned.
5. Any goals you are working toward this summer?  To rock the bathing s…

Saint Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine's Day is named after one or more Christian martyrs, one being Saint Valentine.  The day was made for intimate companions to express their love for another. It was eventually taken out of the Catholic calendar but still recognized as a religious holiday.  I never knew it was myself.  Valentine's Day first became associated with romance in the middle ages where courtships began.  Hey this is kind of cool.  I didn't know that one either!!

Cupid is loosely translated to "Desire"  Cupid is the product of Venus and Mars.  When Princess Psyche was receiving far more attention than Venus, Venus ordered Cupid to shoot Psyche with his arrow and cause her to fall in love with the evilest thing in the world.  Upon sneaking into her room, Cupid scratched himself with his arrow of gold and fell in love Psyche.  She was later turned into a goddess so that she and Cupid could be together.

The Anti-Cupid!  Yes...Anti-Cupid....causes mischief and trouble against doom…