Saturday, February 28, 2009

28 days of nothing but LOVE LOVE LOVE

and here we are on the last day! Hard to believe that minus a day, maybe two, where I did not actually post something I LOVE, I have thought of 20-something things, or people, I LOVE.

I could go on probably, but that might get a tad bit boring to read me ramble on and on about what I LOVE. So for now, I'll stop after this post and you know, go back to all my whining I do on here! LOL ;)

So now for what I LOVE on this 28th day of February....

I LOVE that we moved the kids' computer down into the kitchen. It doesn't take up too much space and since we went with a wireless connection they can access the Internet on that computer too. Oh don't worry I keep a STRICT eye on what they are checking out. Plus the most shocking thing I've found Peaches searching for was pictures of the wreckage of the Titanic! Shocking! I know! ;)

But not only can I keep an eye on their web surfing while I'm making dinner, but I can check email on there while they are watching TV. Which again is oh so nice, because the closer I keep an eye on them, Little Man especially, the less trouble they get into.

The only thing I was bummed about was not being able to print from that computer, but dear sweet hubby assures me that we can still do that, as our printer is wi-fi enabled. Now I don't know how that hooks up or works but that's why I married dear sweet hubby, you give the man a challenge and he usually accomplishes it. It really makes me sick, but then again it's really nice that he can do it, saves me a bunch of trouble. ;)

(I'm liking the winking smileys today, aren't I? ;) )

Anyway, you are probably wondering if I'm typing this on the computer in the kitchen and unfortunately I am not. Peaches and Tink are playing on the PBS Kids website. I just finished making a couple of meatloaves for dinner and decided to post about how I loved how I could make dinner and keep an eye on their computer use at the same time.

So I guess as this month of LOVE comes to a close I just want to remind you all, and myself too, that sometimes it's nice to take a break and look around you and all that you LOVE, be it family, friends, possessions, food, or whatever. It's those objects of our affection that can help make our lives so much sweeter! ;) (had to add one more....lol)

Friday, February 27, 2009

27th day of LOVE

Today's post is a dangerous one! Why you ask? Well let me elaborate....

I LOVE peace and quiet. Now here's where the dangerous part comes in......depending on what time of day it is peace and quiet can be very dangerous in a house with three kiddos.

Now after 8 pm peace and quiet is nice, as all the kiddos are tucked nicely into bed, whether or not they are asleep is a different story but I know where they are and more than likely what they are doing.

But peace and quiet during the middle of the day when all three kiddos are at home, well that can be quite dangerous!!!

Earlier when we got home after picking up Peaches at school, all three kiddos were at each others throats. Needless to say my head promptly exploded and the kiddos took cover upstairs. So I sat down at the computer in the kitchen to check email. A short time had passed when I thought to myself how nice and quiet is was. WAIT!!!! It's quiet and all kiddos are home????? YIKES that could be dangerous. Thankfully for me, they were just playing nicely upstairs afraid that if they didn't they'd lose some vital body part.

So like I said earlier, while I LOVE peace and quiet it can be a dangerous thing around here. But there are days when I'll take the chance of danger just to get a little peace and quiet!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

26 ways to LOVE....

...sorry I didn't post yesterday, had a lot on my mind and it was one of those days that seem to be a blur. So without further ado here's today's post......


.....hmmmmm.....I had an idea but suddenly I've drawn a blank. For the life of me I can't recall what I was going to write about. Dang! Hmmmm, well I just thought of something, it isn't my original idea, but I guess it will do for today...here goes......


I LOVE getting my hair cut. Yep I absolutely LOVE to sit in that chair and have someone else wash my hair and then have them cut the hair and then style it. Seriously if I ever win tons of money in the lottery I think I'm going to hire someone to come and do my hair on the days I don't feel like it, which is most days actually. I'm not that good at styling it and I can't handle it too long anymore, so that leaves short hair which you can usually only style one way. But then I get bored with my hair styles easily, so when you have short hair you have to wait a while to go in and get it cut into a different style, which is so frustrating for someone like me.


There have been times I wish I was like that doll they used to have, any maybe they still make it, that you could cut the hair and then pull on it and more would appear so you could cut more. Seriously, I enjoy it that much. This Saturday it will have been 4 weeks since my last hair cut and I'm already itching to get back into that chair and have my hairdresser cut it even shorter. I thought that the style I picked last time was going to be short enough for me, after I decided I could no longer go through with my attempt to grow my hair out, but it wasn't too much shorter than what I already had, it just got shaped and had layers added. But this time I am going to go S-H-O-R-T. Now I don't mean military crew cut short, but what most women would call too short probably. Okay it's longer than a pixie cut, but not long enough to put in any type of pony tail, or pig tail even. I feel freer when it's short, plus it takes me a lot less time to style it after I get out of the shower and for someone who HAS to shower daily but DISLIKES getting up too early, short hair is the best to have, it takes little time to style so you don't have to worry about getting up too early in order to get in your much needed/wanted shower.


Wait, hold on, I found the picture I plan on giving to my hairdresser the next time I get in to see her......

Of course I may decide like three days after getting my hair cut like this that even this is too long for me. LOL

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Two 12 packs of love....

Today's post is about something that I not only LOVE but is also good for me, which when it comes to things I LOVE other than my friends and family, is rare....LOL!

I LOVE going on walks. Granted it was much easier pre-kids and definitely pre-dog, but then again it wasn't nearly as interesting.

We've had our lovely sweet spastic dog, Rocky, for almost two years now and he just adds to already chaotic household. But unlike some good dog owners we don't take him for walks daily. Yes, I know we should, but the poor dog is lucky he gets fed some days around here (a hazard of making the kids feed him), so a walk is just asking a bit too much sometimes.......*sigh*

However with all the lovely weather we have been having I have taken him on two walks already this week and both times I've slightly regretted it afterwards.

You see as much as I LOVE to go on a walk, when you have to stop every two feet to yank the dog from something he's smelling, it kind of loses it's joy. Plus then there is the having to carry plastic bags to pick up the poop, which some people don't do I might add!!! I mean I don't want to have to carry his feces around with me for the rest of the walk! So if our HOA is so gung ho about us cleaning up after our dogs, they should at least put garbage cans out by the plastic bag dispensers, which 9 times out of 10 are empty anyway.

Then there is the factor of the kids, Tink ALWAYS walks too slow and Little Man seems to think everything is a race these days and he's determined to win at all costs, so he's usually WAY up ahead. Peaches usually has to run up to stay with him, so I can hang back and nag Tink to pick up the pace a little.

Now if I could walk the dog all by myself then I think most of the joy would come back, but that will be a while until I have enough time alone to do it, and then there's still that little matter of having to carry his #2's with me, ewwwwy!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

7 days of LOVE in one post!!!

Well I said I'd post again on Saturday the 21st but as you can see I did not....oops sorry about that. I was more pooped on Saturday than I had anticipated and I ended up finishing a book a good friend of mine sent me. So now I will post 7 things that I LOVE in order to catch myself up to date. Here goes......

1. I LOVE snuggling with my kids. Yesterday all three kids and I snuggled in our recliner because I was chilly. Granted the over 300 lbs of humans probably didn't do the recliner any good, but I sure enjoyed it. We were all smashed together and it wasn't exactly 100% comfortable but we were there snuggled up and NO ONE was fighting!!! That was the best part of all!

2. I LOVE it when my kids genuinely thank me. Saturday morning I stayed in bed for a while after dear sweet hubby, Peaches and Little Man all headed downstairs. Tink, who was the belle of the ball at her party the night before was also still in bed. But then I heard her come in the room. She snuggled up in bed with me and in a low whisper said "Thank you for my party, mommy". Oh it was the best, I almost cried. It was so sincere and genuine, not prompted in any way. And it was a special moment between us that I will never forget.

3. I LOVE snuggling up (do you notice a theme here? ;) ) with a afghan and a bowl of ice cream or sherbet while watching TV. Even on snowy, cold nights! The only thing that would make it all better would be if I were snuggled up with my dear sweet hubby under the afghan, but he likes to sit in his recliner and "rest his eyes" while we watch TV...LOL! I didn't know "resting your eyes" involved snoring too! ;)

4. I LOVE my house being so clean!!! I cleaned it for the party last Friday night and it has somehow someway managed to stay pretty darn clean. Of course now that I've typed that sentence it will promptly get messy again......actually no it won't because I won't let it. You see I've threatened every member of this family, even the ones who have four legs even though they don't understand me, that if they mess it up bad again I will do unthinkable things to them. Okay maybe I won't do unthinkable things, but I will make a sound not heard being made by a human before!!! LOL

5. I LOVE snuggling....j/k I had to put that! I LOVE my children's pre-school teacher so much that I'm afraid I'll go through withdrawals when Little Man starts kindergarten. Seriously this woman is so kind, patient, understanding and such a wonderful teacher that I will miss her something awful. Granted Little Man won't start kindergarten until the fall of 2010, but I'm already thinking about it, so you know it will be bad when the time comes.
I remember during our first year with this lovely lady and one of the other parents said she had thought of having another child just so she could continue going to the pre-school, and while I think she may have been half joking, I can now understand how she felt. It's not easy to find good teachers these days and when you find a gem like the one we have you feel truly blessed and lucky!

6. I LOVE People magazine, okay there I said it!!! Yes I'm a People magazine addict and get all excited when I get to curl up on the couch with a new one. I used to have a subscription but it ran out and I've just been buying it at the store each week since. I know it's probably cheaper to have the subscription, but dear sweet hubby prefers to pay the $3+ each week than the like $200 they want in four monthly installments for the subscription. So each week I buy it and get my People fix until the new issue comes out. :)

7. I LOVE my birthday. I'm one of those weird women who actually like to celebrate their birthday, but I have to admit that I am a bit nervous about the big 4-0 that will happen in 4 years. Not so much because I'll be 40 but because dear sweet hubby was talking about all he could do to "help" me celebrate the milestone birthday. He's a pretty sneaky dude and I can just imagine him planning a party and getting all kinds of incriminating videos and pictures of me to display/show at the party.
Now you may be asking why I like my birthday so much, well I'll tell you....it's because it's the one day I let myself be totally selfish. Now that I am a mom, the kids' needs and wants always seem to come first, but on my birthday I let myself come first without any guilt. Granted there are other times I may let myself come first but it is always accompanied with lots of guilt. But on my birthday I forbid myself from feeling any guilt about putting my needs and wants first. So for basically that reason alone I LOVE my birthday!

So there you have it.....7 days of LOVE....some really nice and sweet and some kind of silly but I honestly LOVE them all. And I hope that today you all experience something you LOVE too!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Real quick

...I just wanted to let you all know I'm sincerely sorry for not posting in the past two days but I've been in party planning mode for Tink's birthday party this Friday night.

I swore after Peaches' party that I wouldn't let the house get bad again, especially since I knew Tink's party was coming so soon.....famous last words!!! LOL

It got bad and now I'm on a dead run to get it clean in time. Why oh why did I think a Friday night from 5-7 was a good idea???? Some days I wonder about my ability to make decisions!

Just know that Saturday I will start up my posts of things I LOVE and I will make sure I list one for each day I've missed. Until then I hope you LOVE those around you, human or not...... :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

My sweet LOVE

.....My sweet Tink that is!

Today is my sweet, sassy, spirited Tink's 6th birthday and I can't believe she's that old already! It feels like just yesterday that I was in labor with her and watching Brad Pitt in "Meet Joe Black" while I was getting the epidural put in.


It's funny because according to my mother she's just like I was as a child but I tend to think she's a lot like her father, because not only do I love her to death but she frustrates the snot out of me, just like her father does....LOL


She's so passionate about everything, which is one of her best qualities I think. Granted it can be a bit annoying when she insists that something be done exactly as it has been done before, but it's her incredible memory that lets her know that I'm not doing something the same way twice.


She's this amazing combination of so many qualities that I can't possibly touch on all of them. But just know that everyone who knows her, loves her and NEVER forgets her, mainly because she won't let you forget her....LOL!


I LOVE YOU TINK and am so glad you came into our lives 6 years ago tonight.....MMMMWWWAAAHHH!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

15 ways to LOVE your day...

Today was a good day and that's why I LOVEd it so! Yep today's post is about the fact that my dear sweet hubby was off and we got a lot done. And it's days like that that I LOVE best of all.

I mean I could have an extremely productive day all on my own but it won't compare to a productive day with my dear sweet hubby here.

We woke to Peaches and Little Man joining us in bed. Then he made those little cocktail sausages while I made waffles. When Tink finally woke we had breakfast then we all got dressed and headed out. We ran some errands then came home for lunch. Dear sweet hubby cleaned up our desk while I cleaned the kitchen and did some laundry. Then we decided to move the kids' computer downstairs to the kitchen so we did that and then headed to Wal-mart to get a few provisions. We came home, had dinner, I bathed the kids while dear sweet hubby worked on getting the computer all set up.

We got the kids to bed a little on the early side and now he's still working on the computer downstairs while I play on the computer up here. However as soon as I'm done with this post I'll go down and keep him company.

And while I doubt the kids would consider it one of the most fun days, but to me any day we spend together as a family is a fun day and a day that I will most certainly LOVE!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The loveliest day of LOVE...

....Of all the days to talk about what I LOVE today would be the day, right?

But why do I feel so odd, corny even, about talking about LOVE today??? I mean everyone talks about LOVE today...hmmmm....maybe that's why I feel so odd about it, because everyone else is doing it today when in all actuality they should be doing it everyday!!!

Why is it we have to have one day to tell people that we LOVE them??? Why can't we do this every day? Maybe there would be less divorces if people actually talked about their feelings more.

I dunno, this isn't sounding very much like a post about LOVE, is it? So let's get to the real reason I'm posting today....and that's because I LOVE love!

Yep I LOVE love. I LOVE telling my kids and dear sweet hubby that I LOVE them. I LOVE telling my family that I LOVE them when we get off the phone. And most certainly I LOVE hearing people tell me that they love me.

I remember the first time I heard each of my kids say "I love you mommy" and I cried each time. And it still makes me tear up when they say it even now. I also tear up when my dear sweet hubby (who isn't very good at expressing his feelings) says "I love you" first when we get off the phone as I am usually the one to blurt it out first.

Now that brings me to a debate dear sweet hubby and I have had for years.....does saying "I love you" on a regular basis make it less meaningful or more? I say more because if you really mean it each time you say it, then it doesn't lose it's meaningfulness. But he says that the more you say it the less meaningful it becomes. What do you think?

Do you think that if you say it a lot it keeps it's meaning, if you truly mean it each time you say it, or do you think it loses it's meaning because you say it too often??? I'm interested to see what others think.....

Friday, February 13, 2009

A lovely baker's dozen, or the #13 for those of you who don't know what a baker's dozen is....

Ha! I just realized that today is my 13th day of LOVE and it's Friday the 13th.....geesh some days I'm so blond it scares even me! However I guess I could claim exhaustion as my excuse as I did help out with two grade school Valentine's Day parties today, that's enough to make anyone loopy, blond or not.

So what do I love today........I LOVE seeing kids so happy. And today at both Valentine's Day parties the kids all were.

It was so much fun to watch the excitement of a class party on their faces. Something that may seem so mundane or so much work to us adults, is just pure enjoyment for them. They were all so thrilled to be able to play and have goodies and at school no less!!!

I guess maybe the whole LOVE seeing kids happy thing goes back to my LOVE for volunteering in the classroom. I LOVE to see the kids smile when they get the answer right or read the really tough long word.

I guess in a world where there so much stress about the economy and the war in Iraq, it's nice to see the innocent enjoyment that children get from the little things.

Take this morning for instance. Tink said she wanted scrambled eggs for breakfast and when Little Man asked if he could have some too and I said yes, he ran through the house yelling "scrambled eggs yahoo!". For him to get so excited over something so simple as having scrambled eggs for breakfast made me smile.

It's those daily reminders that there is more to get excited about than not owing money on your taxes, that having scrambled eggs for breakfast is worth getting excited over that make being a parent such a joy. Yeah it's tough and yeah it's frustrating, but the enjoyment I get from seeing my children get so happy over the little things, as well as the big things, makes it all worth while!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A dozen things to LOVE...

..Well today marks the 12th day of my month of LOVE and today's is all about being surrounded by lots of kiddos.

You see today's post is about volunteering at my daughters' school. On Tuesdays and Thursdays Little Man is at pre-school which leaves me kid-free. Now most people might take that free time and run with it, not me. I've decided to volunteer in Peaches' second grade class and Tink's kindergarten class every Thursday. This way I get to help out, get to know their teachers better and be with my daughters for part of their day, but still have one morning to myself.

And while this morning was an especially trying, second graders and kindergartners the day before their Valentine's Day parties are quite loopy, I still enjoy going in and am bummed when I can't.

This all leads me to believe that becoming a paid aid at the school after Little Man is in school all day, which if we are lucky will be kindergarten. This is not only the best job for me personality match-wise but then I'd have all the same vacations as the kids so I wouldn't need day care during the summer, winter break or spring break.

So keep your fingers crossed that I am lucky enough to get this dream job in the future, but until then I'll just keep loving volunteering......

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Well I had a #11 but it's gone now...:(

I was all set this morning to blog about how I LOVE it when it snows just enough to cover the trees and grass, but not the roads and sidewalks. But now the snow has all melted so it's all brown and icky looking again.

But...............I guess I can still blog about how I LOVE it even if it isn't around anymore. Right?

I mean I do LOVE it when it snows and the snow stays on the bare trees and it covers the brown grass and makes everything look like a winter wonderland but....I am not keen on it when the snow coats the roads, sidewalks and driveways as shoveling snow is not one of my favorite things to do.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind doing it as I keep telling myself it is an aerobic workout to shovel snow, but if I don't have to, I don't want to. So a snow where the pavement is too warm for the snow to stick is my kind of snow.

Granted they are calling for snow later on this week and the temps will probably stay low enough until then for the pavement to cool down so that the next snow we get will stick to the pavement. Oh well, c'est la vie! I LOVEd it while it lasted this morning....:)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just the 10 of love....

....today's post is a conflicted love.....I mean I love it but then again I don't, you know what I mean? Wait a minute, you mean you have no clue whatsoever what I'm talking about??? Well, by all means, let me enlighten you.....

This morning was very trying. Everything I asked the kids to do seemed to take at least 2 if not 3 times longer than it should have. Little Man seem to burst into tears at the drop of a hat and the girls just seemed to have no desire at all to eat their breakfast and get dressed in a timely fashion.

Now you'd think that being a mother of three I'd be resolved to the idea of not being on time anymore, but I'm not. I would rather wake up at the crack of dawn to make sure we are on time when we go somewhere, than sleep in a little bit and run the risk of being late.

But I digress as today's post isn't about being late. Rather today's post is about my time alone.

You see on Tuesdays and Thursdays I have all three kids in school in the morning, so I have a glorious two and a half hours to myself. Well okay Tuesday I do, as I volunteer in the girls' classrooms on Thursdays.

So, as I was saying earlier, this morning was really a test on my nerves and patience, so I was quite happy to drop them all off and be alone. On the way home I thought of all the things I could do by myself, maybe take the dog for a long walk (without complaints from young ones about how far we are walking), clean (without having young ones undo everything I've just done) or just goof around on the computer (not having to worry about what young ones are doing while I'm not in the same room).

Well this mornings verdict was play around on the computer without worry, but then as the morning went on I got kind of lonely. I felt conflicted about that, I mean I should be enjoying my time alone but I wasn't. I was bored with no one to talk to, or more likely, yell at.

Basically I guess I could say that today's post is about how much I love my time alone but then again how much I love having my kids around, well at least when they aren't fighting with each other. And I guess when I think about it it's probably best that I love both, because what good would I be as a mother if I didn't love my time with my kids? And I don't think I'd be entirely normal if I didn't love some time by myself. I mean even the most social of social butterflies craves some alone time every now and then. Right???

Monday, February 9, 2009

8...no wait...9 days of love

Whoops!!! I totally spaced on posting yesterday about something I love, sorry about that. It was a busy day yesterday so I have good reason as to why I didn't post. I was spending time with the one thing I love the most....my family!

Okay granted each member of my immediate family can irritate the snot out of me, but I wouldn't trade them for all of Bill Gates & Donald Trumps money!!!

Some of my favorite activities with my family are going to the zoo (an activity none of us seem to get sick of), watching old cartoons together (the kids love them as much as we do), having dinner together with no distractions, just our bizarre conversation, and what I like to call the family wake up call.

What's the family wake up call? Well it's those mornings where none of has to be anywhere early and the kids come into our bed and we all hang out there for a while snuggling, tickling, and laughing. It's the best and 99.99% of the time I wish we could stay there all day, but most of the time we can't.

However when all is said and done I guess it's just the fact that we are together that makes our time so special. I mean really, sometimes just going to crowded, chaotic Wal-Mart can be fun. It's just that with dear sweet hubby working two jobs and having very little down time, the time he has with the rest of us is that much more special.

So here's hoping that you get to spend time with the ones you love to spend time with the most, soon!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

7th sign of love

The thing I love today is actually accomplishing stuff!!! I love that feeling of satisfaction you get when you climb into bed at the end of the day knowing you got a bunch of stuff taken care of. It feels so good.

Granted goofing off and just hanging out is good too, but I don't like to feel like I wasted a day, so if there is nothing special going on and dear sweet hubby is working away, I like to be working away too!

Today has been one of those days where I can go to bed feeling like I got stuff done.

I changed sheets on all the beds, got a bunch of laundry done and put away, cleaned my kitchen, cleaned up the backyard (it was littered with crap the dog had chewed up), and even made some delicious enchiladas for dinner. Tonight I can most certainly go to bed feeling accomplished!

Now, to be honest, the family room is still a bit messy, but that's it, just a bit messy, not a total disaster area. And the loft definitely looks played in, but it's not too bad either. The kids' rooms are clean and I even got to vacuum my bedroom, a rarity sometimes.

I didn't get around to making a double batch of chocolate chip cookies, but if it snows tomorrow like they are predicting, it might be better to wait until then anyway as the oven will warm up the kitchen oh so nicely.

So in closing, I am so thrilled to be able to go to bed with that feeling of accomplishment that I love so much and I hope that you get to go to bed with that same feeling!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

6 sided love

Well actually I probably have more sides of love for today's topic, but since today is day 6 I thought I'd use that title.

What is today's topic....well I'll tell ya.....MUSIC!!!

Seriously I LOVE music and all kinds too! I like music like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to current stuff like Beyonce and Jason Mraz. I also like a little country and then there is my surprising choice of Metallica, which always throws people for a loop when they hear I listen to Metallica. I even have my own compilation CD that I made with all my favorite songs. Sometimes my kids complain when I put that one on, but hey it won't be long till I'm the one complaining about their music, so why not let them complain about mine now?

I am never in my vehicle without the radio or a CD on. When I'm cleaning the kitchen I have my tunes going. Plus there is my play list on my blog, which I sometimes log onto just so I can hear the music while I do other things, oh like clean the loft where the computer is.

And I don't just listen to the music, I sing to it too! Now I know I'm not ready to be a contestant on American Idol or anything but that doesn't mean I can't sing my heart out while I'm driving, cleaning or on the computer. Again this sometimes embarrasses my kids, but isn't that what parents are supposed to do?

And if I'm cleaning my kitchen or making a meal, I'll dance to my music too! Now that one will embarrass my dear sweet hubby. One night for instance he was in the backyard BBQ-ing and I was making the side dishes in the kitchen and dancing my little heart out. Finally he stuck his head in and said he just heard a neighbor yell out for me to stop. Ha-ha very funny dear! No one actually yelled that, he was just embarrassed that I was dancing in front of an open window for all to see.

But I don't care what my family thinks, I'm gonna continue to enjoy music however I want to, because I LOVE my music and I'm not ashamed to say so!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

5 times the love....

.....but a very drugged up love. Now before you jump to any conclusions the only drug I'm on right now is for my icky cold. Which brings me to what I love today and that is cold medicine!!! Man I love the stuff!

I haven't had a cold that's fogged up my head like this in a while and dang I don't know what I would do if I didn't have cold medicine to help take that fog away for a while. I mean what did people do before cold medicine became widely available??? Probably suffer to no end.

Okay, okay I know I probably sound like a big ol' wimp now, but when you have a house to take care of as well as three kiddos, you don't need anything slowing you down. Heck even on the cold medicine I don't feel up to my normal speed, so imagine how bad I'd feel if I didn't have my lovely cold medicine.

Which reminds me I need to pick more up....hmmm may have to do that before I pick up Peaches this afternoon.....no wait Wal-Mart in the afternoon with two kiddos, um I don't think so, I'll try to scrap by until tomorrow or see if dear sweet hubby can pick some up on his way home. Yeah that's what I'll do, have him pick me up some, 'cause chances are he'll come down with it soon and he'll want some around the house to take then too! :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The 4th degree of love

and it's all about how I love the fact that I was missed on Facebook when I was MIA. I guess it all goes back to our desire to feel needed and when we aren't there for something and people miss us it shows (in a way) that we were needed.

You see my whole Facebook snafu happened when I thought I'd be a nice wife and sign my dear sweet hubby up on Facebook so he could get reconnected with some old friends from high school. At first it was okay but then I put the email I signed up with as one of his contact emails and well that just deleted my account. Not sure how but it did.

I contacted the Facebook people 6 times but they never contacted me back. So I decided to just not rejoin. But then.....

My sister told me that some of our mutual friends were asking about where I was. That means they missed me, right? So she suggested I get another account going. I himed and hawed for all of about 2 seconds and signed up using the kiddos email addy. So now I'm back on Facebook and everyone can stop missing me.....WAIT!!!! That's what today's post is all about....me loving being missed! Hmmmm maybe I should not post on Facebook for a few days and make 'em all wonder....LOL! That way they'll miss me again. ;)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

3rd day of love.....

....and I'm having a hard time deciding what to say I love. I mean I love so many things....

the smell of babies,
the way my coffee gets rid of my caffeine headache,
sunny days in the winter when it gets up into the high 50's or low 60's,
good news from friends,
a morning to spend by myself (even if it was totally unproductive),
and
the fact that I have a healthy happy family (well except for me as I feel a nasty cold coming on).

So I guess today's post is about all the little things make us feel happy and put a smile on our faces, because I've experienced all of the above in the last day and a half and they all made me smile!!!

After you finish reading this spend the rest of your day trying to find all those little things that make you smile. You never know it may end up being that your children put their dirty laundry in the hamper or that your dear sweet hubby remembered to put the toilet seat down. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it made you happy and smile! :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Day 2 of love.....

.........and today I gotta say I LOVE my house being so clean!!!

I cleaned the snot out of it last week in preparation for Peaches' birthday party which was last Saturday. And then I threatened my family within an inch of their lives to keep it clean on Sunday so that when I had some friends over this morning it would still be clean. It was so nice to not have to finish my lunch and get up to work on cleaning some part of the house.

I actually like it so much that I am tempted to throw out all the crap I hid in not only my bedroom but the garage while I was cleaning. It can't all be that important, right???

I mean last week I cleaned up the loft, the girls' room and Little Man's room and stuck everything on the floor in those rooms in big black garbage bags which are now in my bedroom. And I have to admit that I am very tempted to just toss those bags, especially if the kids keep on not missing the items in them! Oh I'll take out the books, as I just can't get rid of books, which probably explains why I never turn down my mother-in-law when she offers to give us more of her books she had when she was teaching. I am so proud that my children love looking at and reading books so much that they usually have a ton in their bedrooms. I just wish I could remember to make them return the books they took to bed last night before they get more tonight. Sometimes I remember and sometimes they do, but not always.

It's so relaxing to walk around the house and not feel defeated with each room you enter!!! Well except for my bedroom, as like I said it's a total disaster as I did shove a bunch of stuff in there as I always keep my bedroom door locked so Little Man doesn't get in there and try to play with things he's not allowed to play with.

So in closing I have to say that I doing pretty good with a new haircut and a clean house. Just keep your fingers crossed that my family is smart enough to notice how relaxed and happy I am and actually TRY to keep it this clean!!! ;)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

How do I love thee??? Let me count the ways...

Here we are at the first day of the month of LOVE. So here begins my month long quest to blog about all things that I love and I'm gonna start out with something so very important........I LOVE getting my hair cut!!!! LOL I bet you thought I was gonna start with my kiddos or dear sweet hubby but getting my hair cut yesterday after an ill-fated attempt to grow my hair out is topping my list at this moment. Oh granted it won't always top the list, but for this very moment in time, it ranks up real high.

You see I decided almost a year ago that I was gonna try to get those lovely long locks you see on television and movie stars, but here's the kicker, I'm not a television or movie star, so therefore I don't have the hairdresser or money to take care of or buy the extensions required to get those lovely long locks in a timely fashion. And since it's no secret that patience is not a virtue of mine, waiting the long length of time it would take to get said lovely long locks just ain't happenin'.

So with this realization made I have decided to state that I LOVE getting my hair cut and I also happen to LOVE the lady who cuts my hair. She's easy to talk to and she's always done a great job. Plus being able to sit in a chair for about an hour without having to yell at someone to stop climbing on this, or stop playing with that, is a luxury for me.................

ETA: I will try to get a good picture soon. Can't promise anything, but I have to make sure that my hair looks good enough to post and then there is the challenge of getting a picture of myself that I like......LOL