Monday, March 23, 2009

Nobody told me...

There was going to be a party!
I need to go to Lowes quick and I will be back with something fabulous!.....
..... Last week my mother-in-law gave me this....

It belonged to Steve's grandfather. I thought at first the it was pretty Blah-rassy. But after a quick trip to Lowes this afternoon for some spray paint and now it is pretty fab! I am afraid to hang it without some help but I think I like it now!

What do you think?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Spring Reading Thingy...

A woman asked me yesterday when do I have time to read as my sister passed me three new books... My response
"I read in the car."
I think she thought I was kidding. Which I was not because I read in the car waiting to pick up Abby at school or at the bus stop, I read at swimming lessons and swim practice, I read at karate, and I read while I watch TV (strange but true). I am a natural at multitasking (I am a mom for Pete's sake).

My favorite place to read is sitting next to the pool on my chaise lounger, with a ice tea from Starbucks by my side, Jimmy Buffett playing in the background and the children contently entertaining themselves.
So when I found that I could win prizes for reading, I was so excited! Of course I am game! I have spent the last few weeks borrowing, buying (at Scholastic Book Fair's Dollar Days), and collecting books for The Spring Reading Thing at Callapidder Days. Lucky me gets to start the read off in San Diego with no children and end it in VEGAS with NO CHILDREN!!!
Here are the books on my list (in no order of course):
Marley and Me by John Gorgan- started it once but dropped it like a bad habit to read Breaking Dawn. I love me a good vampire love story.
Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone
Keeping Faith by Jodi Picolut
The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Voegel Fredrick
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Resistance by Anita Shreve
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
CitizenGirl by Emma McLaughling and Nicola Kraus
Border Music by Robert James Waller
I can't wait to get started!
Don't bother me... I am reading!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Have you noticed...

So sometime around the first of the year I started this diet... The problem with a diet is that I don't get to eat enough (of the things that I truly love). So Around March 1, I started thinking "I have been on this diet for weeks now, why am I still wearing my fat jeans? It must be all the exercise that I am doing, gaining muscle and keeping the fat." I know I am a rocket scientist... But really my legs and butt are BIGGER! SO the answer is--- No! I haven't noticed a difference in my body but I am noticing a change in the season, the sun is up earlier and sets later, to my dismay summer is around the corner and I don't want to have to purchase an entirely new wardrobe. Rachel is back on the bandwagon, carrots in hand! I once again bid fairwell to my friends- pizza, beer, cookies, and popcorn, we will reunite again in December for Six Weeks of Gluttony. I love you and I will miss you!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I'm So Excited!!!

Today I feel an ear infection coming on. The side of my neck hurts and kills when I swallow and my ear hurts. I haven't had an ear infection since I was 12 (and as a mother of 2 we have only had 1 ear infection in the last 6.75 years- knock on wood), so this seems like uncharted waters for me.
Anyway today I am taking it easy, Steve and Jack are off at the races and I am home with Abby, who is enjoying a mind numbing morning of TV watching. I decided to check Facebook (not too interesting) and vote for one of my favorite mommy bloggers Jana "The Meanest Mom" who has been nominated for the Scholastic Parent Child Mommy Blogger Award 2009. While voting I decided to check out some of the competition and I am so excited about what I found!!!

  1. It is a challenge!
  2. Its about reading as much as you can!
  3. There are prizes!!!

SIGN ME UP NOW!!! I can't wait to get started! Especially since yesterday I realized my favorite time of the year is upon us and I will get to sit by the pool while the kids swim and I can read anything and EVERYTHING I want to! Thank you Katrina for giving me a reason to read! I can't wait! I may even attempt to read more then trashy chic-lit! And my ear is feeling better already!

See why I love Summer?!?

*** UPDATE- Steve says I was bit by something and that I probably don't have an ear infection. And The Meanest Mom, Jana is giving away free stuff too, I think she read my blog earlier today. Check it out!!!