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Friday, June 20, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things


It's Friday, that means it's time for another installation of VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things.  Go HERE to sign up or see a list of participants.

This week I'm celebrating in pictures:

 1.  Living in an area where I can walk through natural beauty. 



2.  My sense of humor.  If you look around, you will find something ridiculous to laugh at every day.  This week it was this book, The History of Farting.  A little crude, perhaps, but what made me bust up laughing was the title of the sequel:  The Future of Farting.


3.  My beautiful daughter (my other children are just as lovely, but the oldest moved out and the youngest doesn't sit still long enough to catch him on film.)
Have a fabulous weekend, all!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things



It's Friday, that means it's time for another installation of VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things.  Go HERE to sign up or see a list of participants. 

This week I'm celebrating ...

1. I went to the TED event last Friday.  It wasn't quite what I expected, but it was still a great afternoon, and I'll probably go again next year.

2. My work allows us to take every other Friday off if we still get our 80 hours in over the course of the 2 weeks prior....equals an extra 6 days off over the summer.  WOO HOO!

3. And finally, today marks the 3 month anniversary of buying my FitBit, and last night I hit ONE MILLION STEPS.  This is what it looks like: 

Yeah, it kinda looks like steps 1 - 999,999 (half of them anyway, the other half my LEFT foot is in front, LOL) but I'm still celebrating. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things


t's Friday, that means it's time for another installation of VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things.  Go HERE to sign up or see a list of participants. 

This week I'm celebrating ...

1. I missed last week because I was out celebrating my daughter's 13th birthday.  From the best chocolate croissants in the land to a late night movie, we spent the whole day together and had a blast!

2. Going to a wedding tomorrow.  It's always fun to wallow in those sappy, romantic moments, plus we get to see family we haven't seen for awhile.

3. Been walking in the mornings, and I just love watching the sunrise.  So lovely!



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things


It's Friday, that means it's time for another installation of VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things.  Go HERE to sign up or see a list of participants. 

This week I'm celebrating ...

1. I got BLITZED!  Completely unexpected and so much fun.  If you aren't part of the Blog Blitz Team yet, you can sign up HERE.

2. I went to Wal-Mart to pick up allergy meds for the young 'uns and ran into a friend I hadn't seen for a year.  Made my night!

3. My husband broke his foot last Friday, which in itself is nothing to celebrate, until I heard about a woman (younger than me) whose husband passed away the same day and suddenly I'm grateful we only have to deal with a couple little bones. 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Post Blitzing Glow

WOW!  

When I signed up to be on the Blog Blitz team it never occurred to me that I might be on the receiving end someday.  I was so surprised when the comments started rolling in.  They made me smile all day!  

THANKS to everyone who stopped by to say hi.  A special thanks goes out to DL whose the proud creator of the Blog Blitz.  You guys didn't just make my day, you've made my WEEK!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Even MORE Cody Quotes -


I meant to put this up for Mother's Day, but my husband broke his foot on Friday so I've been doing other things. Without further ado, I give you real quotes from my kidlings:

Me: It's going to be a GREAT DAY!  
Me: Wait, no.  Not going to be...it IS a great day.
Cody: I hate Mondays
pause
Cody: And Tuesdays.....and the first twelve hours of Wednesday.


Cody just started wearing deodorant.  On the first day he approached me with his arms up in the air. "Mmmm. I smell something masculine and clean."  

He stands in front of me, arms raised, watching expectantly until I sniff in the general direction of his arm pit and say, "Mmm it smells like ocean surf. So manly."



Me: Cody, why does the dog do that? Why does she go outside only to want right back in?
Cody: I don't know.  Maybe you should call the DOG-ter


Cody is great at math, but hates doing it:
"We have to hurry up and do math and we have to face the horror of problem solving yet again." 


My daughter argues like a wolf attacks.  She comes out of nowhere until you don't know which end is up and wears you out. An actual conversation:

Me: Kiersten, did you put your laundry away?
K: (nothing)
(maybe she didn't hear me...)
Me: Kiersten, did you put your laundry away?
(nothing)
Me: If you don't get your laundry put away, your friend cannot spend the night.
K: Yeah, well Dad's old.
Me: What does that have to do with anything?  Have you put your laundry away?
K: You let Courtney do whatever she wants!



Me: Poor Rudolph.  He never got to play any reindeer games. And I bet they were playing checkers or something cool.
Cody: Strip poker.
Me: What???!

Showing off his impressive vocabulary:
Cody:  In vernacular English, puppy refers specifically to dogs
(I don't think I've ever used vernacular in a sentence)

They were showing security camera footage on the news, Cody says: "Oh the frame rate on those cameras is awful!"

From my daughter #1:
"Kyle put celery down the back of my shirt today." 
P A U S E 
"I like Kyle."

Something I never thought I'D say:
"Get your foot out of the toilet, RIGHT NOW."

I just found a song my daughter secretly recorded on my voice recorder when she was 8:

Mom, Mom.
Ohhh Mom
Ohhhh
Mom, I have something to say

Mom, I love you
Through all the ups and downs.
Mom, I love you
It's just a thing I say.
Mom, I love you.

I know you love me back
But you as my mom
I'm loving you.
If I have to decide through
Lovin you or a radio
I'd choose you.

Oooohhhh, Mom
I love you.

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the AWESOME MOMS out there!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things


It's Friday, that means its time for another installation of VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things.  Go HERE to sign up or see a list of participants. 

This week I'm celebrating ...

1. The Dollar Store.  My dearest, darling daughter goes through earbuds like crazy.  I've quit spending $5-15 per pair and just stock up on them at the dollar store.  The sound may not be as good, but she's just going to lose / break them in a week so it doesn't matter.

2. This week I took 20,000 steps in one day.  Have I mentioned I love my fitbit?

3. I don't have to work this weekend.  The people of this county can go out and wreak whatever havoc they feel necessary, I won't have to type ANYTHING up for court this weekend.  WOO HOO!