Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I am grateful for so many things. At the top of the list are my family, my friends, my health. All of which I could not survive without.
I'm also thankful for the little things in life. A hug from one of my beautiful babies. An unprompted "I love you".
I'm grateful for the job I have that allows me to have the things I enjoy.
I'm grateful to live in a wonderful community, with wonderful families and children.
My gratitude changes daily, but it is always there.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
The top 5 famous actors I'd like to be stuck in an elevator with..umm Ok stuck ANYWHERE. And no, I do not mean all at the same time!
5. Nathan Fillion-he's hot, he's funny, but he's #5 ONLY because he's Jody's and all I could do would be admire him and talk about Jody. SIGH!
4. Christian Kane-He can sing, he can act, he can cook, he's just a bad@$$- does all his own stunts, and my gosh just look at him! Then, wipe the drool. Oh, and he loves his momma.
3. David Boreanaz-This one is just one of those sigh and look at him ones...so really, look. I'm sure there's more, but I looked and forgot where I was going with this. Still looking. And drooling.
2. Timothy Hutton- I have had such a crush on him since I first saw him in TAPS when I was younger. Gosh, he still looks good! Really really good. And he is such a great actor and director (Directed Christian Kane's video for The House Rules and it's really cool!) LOVE him! Anyone seen Serious Moonlight? I might pull a Meg Ryan and duct tape him to a chair too! LOL!
1. Adam Baldwin-This guy is the entire package and then some. He's smart, he's funny, just a big bad@$$ (yeah another one) on screen, has the sexiest voice. He's just hot! Definitely worthy of my top spot.
Ok enough of that. I know, I'm not right!
I like to read all sorts of things. I'm weird that way. I like to read more than one book at one time. Right now I'm reading Me Talk Pretty One Day which is our book club's book this month. Also reading Cutting for Stone, I have an interesting book on the merits of sabermetrics, and one called Pirate Coast about Jefferson's naval attack on Tripoli. So you see my tastes really run the gamut....
My husband works for the library so if books are my drug of choice if you will, he is my dealer! I order books and magically in a day or 2 they show up on my dining room table. And I always have to have books in reserve. I can't be without my "next book". I also have to finish a book. Even if I am HATING it! I have to read to completion (I'm like that with movies too).
**Sorry for the weekend delay in posts - for some reason the topics didn't post over the weekend!**
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Then there's the fear of heights. (This of course compounds the whole fear of plummeting to my death while driving over a bridge) I don't even like the escalator at the mall. Oh, and those glass walled elevators? WHO in the heck thought of those? WHY do I want to see how high up I am?
Also not a real fan of creepy crawly bugs, spiders, snakes, etc. I think they're gross.
It would probably be easier for me to list the things I'm NOT afraid of. It would be a much shorter list. There are so many things that scare me to so many varying degrees. I'll just mention some of the major crippling fears I have.
Heights. Second story balcony? No thank you. Top of the Empire State Building? Absolutely not! Flying in a plane? Love it! Wait, what? Yes I love to fly. Our do I just hate long car trips more? Hmm. Either way, flying is fine by me!
Bugs. Reptiles. Rodents. Creepy. Crawly. Slimy. Things. Yuck! I'm getting the chills just thinking about it.
The thought of losing someone I love. I can't imagine life without my wonderful husband or my sweet girls. That scares the crap out of me.
I could go on and on, but I won't. You get the idea. I'm a nervous nelly.
We aren't very religious. We try to go to church when we can and Noodle goes to Religious Prep class so she can make her sacraments.
Mostly though we celebrate the Hallmark version of the holidays, like Virginia said.
We are getting ready for Easter dinner. The table will be expanded. The families will come over. Waistlines will expand too. There will be way more food than we could possibly eat.
The girls are happily hopping around the house talking about what the Easter Bunny is going to bring them, as if they need any more sugar. We decorated with eggs, bunnies and spring flowers.
As with any holiday, we try to just have fun and be together.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I am a meal planning failure.
I fly by the seat of my pants, not knowing what we will have for dinner, sometimes right up until I start cooking. If we have nothing in or don't feel like eating or making what we do have, then we grab takeout.
It's such a waste of money. I need a meal plan mentor. Anyone up for it?
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I also define faith as what you have in other people. I have faith in certain friends and family members that they will be there for me, do the right thing and be around when I need them. When someone disappoints me or upsets me, I lose faith in them, and once that faith is lost, it is hard to be revived.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I know, it's not a deep thought. But who doesn't like the Jazz Age?
Friday, April 8, 2011
I can live without my electronics, but I also can't live without paper and a pencil - I love to write, doodle and be creative, so I also can't live without that!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Who knows what is wrong with me!!
**On a side note, I am so sorry that topics haven't posted earlier in the day - I have been one to let time get away from me especially with kids home during Spring Break!**
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I exaggerate a bit. I do get time alone. I work out, I read, and if I'm really lucky and have remembered to lock the door, sometimes I even get a bubble bath!
Ok sometimes I get out with out them...on the rare occasion that I do get alone time, I like to go to bookstores, or walk around the mall, or just go for a drive (you know, so I can listen to what I want, and not 100 Toddler Songs! :)
Of course when I DO get out for even 3 hours, I usually get the "when are you going tobe back" texts, so it is not always a relaxing time! :)
I think I like my alone/quiet time because I am an only child. So I got to shut my door and just chill whenever I wanted to!
I very rarely get alone time. When I do its usually not that long, so I tend to do quick easy things like catch up on TV shows or do some reading.
On the rare opportunity that I get a few hours to myself, I like to grab my camera and go out to take pictures. I can spend hours just roaming a park shooting flowers or landscapes, photographing old architecture or anything that catches my eye.
A mani/pedi would be nice too!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I think nighttime is just my time though. I am definitely not a morning person. I could stay up into the wee hours doing things, come morning though I am not happy.
I feel I am most productive during the morning and late at night. In the middle of the day I find myself wanting to be more relaxing and a little less creative.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I would want Brad Paisley to play Steve. I know he's a singer but he looks EXACTLY like Steve. I'd have that cute kid who played SJ in The Blindside play Tim. Everyone we know says the mannerisms just remind them of Tim. Stephen....I'd pick the kid who plays Brick on The Middle.
Thinking about it though, other than the "Timisms", this would be the most boring movie ever!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I LOVE cleaning when the weather is warm. Open the windows, clean the house! I actually do not mind cleaning. I was brought up in a house where you could eat off the floors, but my grandmother was never crazed about it! It just happened. So now I love a clean house. And now that I have fallen in love with Scentsy (my consultant is also on TMN!!) it makes it nicer to clean with a house that smells like whatever scent I want it to!
Now this makes me want to clean something...but since it is 11pm I guess I need ot make a list of what to do tomorrow, and go to bed! :)
Friday, April 1, 2011
That said, this April Fools Day is Opening Day so I love it. I think the Rangers played a prank beating the Red Sox and so far it looks like the O's are fooling the Rays! We just may win this. Happy April Fools day Rays!
Sorry. Had to put that in, guys!
I also loved history. I am Revolutionary War and Civil War buff. I took American History, American Government, Constitutional Law (yes that was for fun too!) and loved it ALL!
These classes really taught me something. I still enjoy literature of all types and have shelves full of books on the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the construction of the Declaration of Independence. I still enjoy reading and learning so I guess I should thank the teachers and professors who were so great and had such vast knowledge that I just couldn't help but love it too!