Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Some of the blogs I follow regularly have featured lists lately, it's a trend if you will. Well I love lists, and having not actually posted a list in like... forever... here is one that has been manifesting in my noggin all day.
The things I love about summer.... in no particular order.
Are you sitting comfortably? then I'll begin.
Gin & tonic, all sparkling and fresh in a lovely glass with lots of ice and a twist of lime. I particularly like the fizz that jumps up your nose as you take the first sip.
Water fights... either with the hose or buckets or sponges or whatever, lots of wet kids, giggles, screams and laughter. There's always been a place in my heart for water fights from a young age when my siblings would sneak up and get me with the hose.... it was always soooo cold!!!!!!
Pin wheels.... I guess it's not really solely a summer thing but i love pinwheels spinning in a breeze. The one we have on the patio is shiny and will reflect in the windows casting colors across the room. This coupled with the solar rainbow maker sent to us by my sister makes for an effect to rival the biggest disco ball in the world.. oh yeah we know how to rock the reflections!!!
Seasonal fruits and veggies... corn on the cob, strawberries, vine ripened tomatoes... stop the press. This naive chick didn't realize there were any other type of tomatoes until recently, I watched Food Inc. and that's a whole other post, but I did find out that most of what we eat from the produce dept on the grocery stores in the good Ole US of A are ripened using gases and force fed stuff to make them last longer and be available all year round... so it's strictly seasonal and home grown for me from now on.
Painted toenails are a big fav.. cute bright colors, cute sandals, 'nuff said.
Fireworks... yep next weekend, Independence Day celebrations equals, bbq, cold drinks, get togethers and fireworks. There is always a big display held in my town, we go and take blankets and folding chairs and enjoy the most wonderful spectacle since Disney. Then we come home and get togeth with some of the neighbors and set off our own pathetic little sparklers with the kids!!!
My lovely white JJill jeans. Comfort and style ... 'nuff said.
So, jump aboard peeps, tell me what makes your summer rock!!!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I'm fed up... absolutely damn fed up of doing what I consider to be everything and what the rest of the family considers to be Mama's job. My husband and I had a disagreement this evening and although I was given some good advice this week to only blog what you "have ownership of" I'm gonna put this out there.... oh yeah, I'm going there!!!!!
Happenstance made it possible for him to take a rare day off from his eleven hour day work schedule, that being so I asked politely if he would vacuum and do a couple of loads of laundry... neither of which got done. I was kinda pissy about it, quite rightly so, I believe. And he thinks I'm being selfish. So while I'm at work all day he's at home doing precisely squat... I came home and, admittedly, we cooked dinner together... then I cleaned the kitchen, bathed the kids, did more laundry, picked up around the house, put the kids to bed, all while he slept in "his chair".
So when i demanded that he at least put his clean clothes away that had already been sitting on a chair in the bedroom for a week, he was mad. I'm madder. I don't want to air our laundry but air it I shall.... in the name of being a pissy bitchy wife who happens to like a clean tidy house and well brought up kids!!!!!!!!!!!
So dear readers... pray tell... how do you divide the day to day?? do you do certain chores and he does the others? Does your significant other just clean and tidy without being asked? does he/she take pride in your home as much as you do and actually take care of your home without it being a freakin' battle ground??????
I need answers and I need them now.... otherwise I'm hiring a freakin' maid and to hell with the cost!!!!!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I can barely get myself half way presentable for special occasions never mind do the hair and make up of my eldest (almost tomboyish) daughter. The reason for taking part in this particular pageant is to honor the memory of Syd's Grandpa, I have blogged about this before if you care to go back and check... if not no worries. Just know that she is a very strong, very resiliant and loving girl. She wants to raise money for the American Cancer Society and let people know that it's a very worthy cause, we can all do something to help research and stamp out this most horrible of diseases.
There's a special something for all you fantasitcally generous souls out there who have already sent your donation. We were totally and utterly floored by your generosity and caring... thank you.. really a million times.. thank you. And by the way if your check hasn't cleared yet, it probably will soon, I remember mine didn't clear until after the event last year.. and this year the pageant was delayed by three months!!! Although those three months seem to have flown by, I do appreciate the extra time, time enough for us to find the perfect dress and really gear up to a good day of raising money for the ACS in the name of our dearly beloved Grandpa. We often share our memories of him, he was adored by my girls. I know he has to be so proud of Syd and what she's doing, I truly hope he's watching over her and can see what a beautiful girl she's growing into.
The dress.... I know you're dying to see it... you'll have to wait until after Saturday for the reveal... it was lent to us by two very special ladies indeed and has already been seen at the Relay for Life Pageant once before. It belonged to an extrememly brave and beautiful girl named Savannah. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in second or third grade, two days after I first met her and her mother. We had our first meeting at the place where I worked and we immediately hit it off, I knew we were probably going to be friends. Then I heard the dreadful news of the diagnosis and remember feeling completely overwhelmed and sad, for Savannah, for her Mother and the whole family. Well, I'm happy to say that after a huge amount of treatment and surgery, Savannah is doing great and she's a very happy and loving little girl. Savannah was given a Hero award two years ago at the very first Relay for Life Pageant held here in our town, and this is the dress she wore, so we feel very privilidged to be able to wear it this year. Oh and Savannah's mother... she was Ash's kindergarten teacher this past year and was a total joy.... we were thrilled!!! Let's hope the dress brings Syd a lot of luck!!!!
I hope you'll agree she cleans up pretty well.... and please, if you think of it, drop a dollar into a Relay for Life collection tin somewhere this weekend... they're everywhere.... a little prayer for Syd wouldn't go amiss either!!! xxx
Oh and if you're wondering about the title... it's in honor of how she immediately thinks I'm her lady in waiting when she's all dressed up like a Princess!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Today's theme is Bliss... Bliss..... Bliss.... the first thing that came to mind was chocolate.. of course... then wine... then chocolate and wine... and so it went on. I took some time to really think about what it means to have a moment of bliss, could it be when my girls hold my hand, when my husband brings me coffee in bed and lets me sleep late or is it the smell of spearmint and eucalyptus that I love so much. It's really all about the senses, all about a feeling that you get from a familiar scent or taste or touch.
One thing that's really blissful to me is a peaceful afternoon, one in which I can relax and pause for reflection, or dose on the couch with the fan on above me just brushing a light breeze across me and humming quietly, lulling me off into a gentle little nap.
Oh yes now that's bliss.... a nap on the couch in the afternoon... uninterupted bliss!!!
Monday, June 7, 2010
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Apparently, according to a little ad thingy on the side bar of FB I can have my face on a Red Bull plane this year at the Red Bull Air Races. I discovered this little past time last year whilst laying on the couch channel hopping, I truly hope to attend one of the races at some point in time but can't really see my face flying around at the speed of sound on one of those little planes..... would make me feel really nauseous i'm sure.
- Picked up the babies... you know... my shih tzu babies... from the kennel today and they smell divine... really thought about asking her what they were wearing but didn't want her to think I wanted to buy some for them, I'd really like it for myself.
One of my FB friends has a really horrible pic of herself as her profile pic.....urgh... should I say something?
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