Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wanna See Somethin'?

I don't want to jinx it by talking about it before it's a done deal but lets just say...I didn't even giggle and they believed I was earnest.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today I Am

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*wanting a fun home improvement project to occupy my time. One can only organize closets so much.

*loving the weekend I just had. Sunshine, bikes, rock 'n' roll, dirt and grass and plenty of jammie time.

*wondering how to teach my kids about money

*thinking I better grab a book on that subject. Recommendations?

*feeling so incredibly grateful for my mom and dad

*enjoying the possibilities. Chickens anyone?

*smiling at how funny my little monkeys are

*rejoicing in their ability to play together and be kind to each other (mostly)

*planning some mid century modern home decor

*wishing someone had told me not to close that store credit card 10 years ago. I could use that 6 point bump

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This Kid Is Funny

Olivia (holding out a Polly Pocket): Mom will you put this dress on her?

Me: Yeah. Did you ever notice that when you first get them their clothes are easy to put on?

Olivia: Yeah but they get older and...

Jamie: They get fatter

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Late Night Conversation

Jamie: Mom, would you want to meet Dora?

Me: I don't think so, honey.

Jamie: What if she didn't have that fat head?

Me: Well...

Jamie: Yeah. It is kind of weird. It's shaped like an oval. I don't really like Diego but he does have a regular shaped head. It's fat though.

Me: True.

Jamie: I really like his sister. Alicia. She has a normal head and long pretty hair.

Sarah: Oh. I guess I don't know who that is.

Jamie: Do you know Boots?

Me: No. Who is that?

Jamie: Dora's monkey. Would you want to meet him? Probably not. Monkeys are creepy.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Did you know?

Kate Pierson owns a hotel! Scratch that. A MOTEL.

I really want to go there.

And here.

Then here.

Anyone in?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Do you remember the purple lady at the library! ?

Do you remember her? I loved her when I was a kid. Ok, actually I was terrified of her but I admired her gusto!
That is who I felt like today when I realized I'd dressed in mostly purple. I gave myself a little pat on the back when I noticed that my wool ski socks (also purple) were poking out of the top of my boots. Bonus! All purple and dorky. But in that cool, endearing way. Just my style!

Speaking of cool, endearing and dorky: Notice my resolution? You guessed it! Blog! I've thought about why I don't blog much anymore and despite all the complicated bla bla crap-ola, mostly I'm just lazy. Too lazy to think up a witty and interesting tidbit for my adoring audience. How rude of me!

So I've devised an elaborate plan that involves themes, rewards, timers, index cards, dancing bunnies, lists, photos, etc, etc and it will all result in......drumroll........ a blog post here and there.
I like it. I like having one silly goal that involves list making (I'm sick) and index cards (even sicker) and timers (oh God, don't tell my mom) and all for the sake of a blog post here and there.

HEY!! It's what's on the inside that counts! Sheesh!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


"Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed," said writer Irene Peter. That should be cautionary advice for you in 2011, Aries. From what I can tell, it will be relatively easy for you to rearrange the way things look, but trickier to transform them from the inside out. You will have to be vigilant to keep from getting swept up in the giddiness of big talk at the expense of practical action. You'll have to push hard to make sure that seductive ideas are translated into concrete details. Can you do it? I think you can.