happy friday

Good morning. So glad it's Friday. This week has been crazy, and I've hardly been in the office – which is precisely WHY it has been crazy. I've been volunteering with Austin's school this week. They spend their last week at camp, and I've been helping out with (what else?) – a scrapbooking class. The appointed leader of the class…

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Cab rides make me carsick

Useful information for you – just in case you ever accompany me on one of my NYC trips. Not too worry, though, it’s just a woozy, icky feeling with no results. Anyway… I was up at 4am today for a quick trip to NYC. I know that some of you with little ones are saying "cry me a river!"…but remember…

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Hot, sticky Monday

I’m going to have to drink my coffee iced this am b/c it’s already sooo hot & sticky. The weather forecast is supposed to be cooler for the rest of the week. Did I seriously just start off my blog entry with a weather forecast? Next thing you know, I’ll start reporting on my arthritis or saying that my knees…

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Thankfully, it’s Saturday

What a brutal week….I'm so thankful that it's the weekend. Before I ramble a bit about things that don't *really* matter, check out the new link on the left….the do something good list. The One campaign is something that *does* matter. On to rambling… We have a new addition in our garage this morning…a Coke vending machine. Ugh. Rob &…

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these are the days….

Yesterday was awful. So awful that I wasn’t even sure that I could write about it here. These are the days that I wonder "why does life have to be so hard?" Hope’s dad called me on the way to work yesterday am. He announced that he’s applied for a transfer back to California. The final decision will be made…

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Tequila Tuesdays

How sad is it that we can’t even commit to a drink night? Back in May, we had this idea that we would make Mondays be "Margarita Mondays." Then we missed one, so we deemed the next day to be "Tequila Tuesday"…clever, aren’t we? Anyway, we sat down to dinner too late & too tired tonight to bother with making…

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Happy Birthday Shannon!

Today is Shannon’s birthday! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Shannon, happy birthday to you! Love you!! Hope you have a wonderful day – Patrick, will you give your Mom a hug from me? Thanks little guy. Stacy, Tracy, Janna, Renee, Karen – thanks SO MUCH for reading & commenting. You guys crack me up.…

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Thursday Thoughts

Hope’s school puts out a weekly newsletter entitled Thursday Thoughts…seemed appropriate for today’s post. I’m supposed to be working on actual work – it’s midyear forecasting time- but I just can’t focus. My entire day has been like that. Looked at some color matches, tasted some flavors, worked on timelines, updated some product files…but all very "fractured" tasks somehow. Nothing…

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Not exactly stellar

Today started out with a less than stellar parenting moment. Right off the bat, I'll admit that I am so NOT a morning person. I shouldn't even attempt to discipline before 9am. Here's what happened…. Hope brought a paper to me just before bed last night & asked me to "mark it up." Well, I did. With a red pen,…

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Home Improvement – chapter 1

So, we had this idea that we’d turn our monthly dinners into Home Improvement project days for the spring/summer. Along the lines of many hands make light work…y’know? Today was our day. The projects: rebuild the deck, paint the kitchen. The kitchen is done. I’m really pleased with how the chalkboard paint section turned out. I was a little worried…

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Fearless like that….

"I’m fearless like that…" – borrowing a line from Sandra Bullock’s character in the chick flick "Hope Floats." Why am I starting a blog? Because "I’m fearless like that…" So it’s not exactly true, but I like how it sounds. Why am I *really* starting a blog? Because I’ve read some great ones recently, and I’ve decided to stop wishing…

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