Monday, February 23, 2009

quote of the week...

"People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than the honesty."

--Richard J. Needham

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

quote of the week...

"You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing."
--Arthur Ashe

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sometimes I don't think things through...

Take Valentine's Day, for example.

I thought it would be cute to make wallet sized photos of my kids, pre-print them with a Valentine greeting, and tie them to a bag of goodies.

I did this for our pre-schooler last night. I had to make 8, and they turned out pretty cute.

Well, If I am going to do it for one, I have to do it for them all...this is where my not thinking things through came in and I spent this evening doing these.

75, people. 75. Oh, and did I mention my plan also included my baking stuff to go IN the bags??

Monday, February 09, 2009

quote of the week...

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever...”

--Isak Dinesen

Thursday, February 05, 2009

25 things...

This is going around on Facebook. I might as well get as much mileage out of writing something as possible.

Here are some little tidbits about me. 25 tidbits, to be exact.

1. I don't eat breakfast. And on the rare occasions I do, it's always eggs benedict.
2. I read over 60 books a year. This is not a's a compulsion, and I probably need help.
3. My mom has been dead for over 20 years, and still sometimes on her birthday I have to remind myself that I don't need to get her a card.
4. I despise the term "hot" when it refers to a person's attractiveness. I still find myself saying it.
5. When I am shopping for groceries, I hyper focus. People I know have had to come up to me and grab my arm to get my attention, because I didn't hear them calling my name.
6. I miss my inlaws. I wish they lived here.
7. Nearly every morning, I wake up at 3 am. About half the time, I don't fall back asleep.
8. I would rather have a cook than a maid.
9. I never feel like part of the group.
10. I don't understand women that insult and criticize their husbands to their friends. It's like a sport with nothing but losers. Yuck.
11. I have been known to cry when I clean. My best guess is that it's cathartic.
12. During my formative years, I lived across the street from a cemetary.
13. I could eat pasta every single day.
14. I love that when I randomly quote something from a movie or TV, my husband totally gets it.
15. I like suburban life. It may be a bit trite and expected and boring, but I still like it.
16. I am not a hugger.
17. For most of my life, I talked incessantly. Now I really only do that with a few people.
18. My garage is currently so full of stuff that needs to be taken somewhere else, only one car can park in there. It drives. me. INSANE.
19. I romanticize the WWII era, and always think I would have fit in there.
20. If I can possibly avoid it, I don't drive in the snow.
21. I am doing a project right now where I take a photo a day for a year. I am putting them in a photo album with journaling and other things. I am loving the results.
22. My husband has to mop the floors, because I won't do it.
23. There are some books that I read over and over again. It's like visiting an old friend.
24. I haven't shopped for clothes for myself in over a year.
25. Cruises scare me, and I don't think I will ever go on one.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

why I love where I live...

Stuff like this in my backyard. This is straight out of camera, no editing.

Monday, February 02, 2009

quote of the week...

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."

--Mark Twain