Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ABC's of me

a: alarm went off at 6 AM this morngin
b: bed was very warm
c: cold: it got down to 38 last night
d: hope my flowers DON'T die
e: eat the same thing for breakfast most mornings
f: foggy day this morning
g: grilling chicken tonight....Will asked for a home cooked meal after having McD's last night!
h: have had two cups of coffee already this morning
i: i have a sick baby girl home today
j: jeans, wearing my skinny jeans! woo hoo
k: KY derby is this weekend...they are serious about the derby here. the kids don't even have school on Friday!
l: love to do the sudoku in pen
m: most days i solve it
n: number of bruises on my legs: 3
o: fell OFF a stepstool while cleaning out my closet
p: was not a PRETTY sight
q: quit laughing, it hurt
r: really hurt, like I almost cried
s: but STUFF is purged from my closet
t: that makes me happy
u: i don't store stuff UNDER my bed....bad feng shui
v: very excited the house is sold
w: washer is going already
x: expect to be ironing this afternoon
y: yes, i iron 90% of our clothes
z: gives me a ZEN feeling to see the wrinkles go away
happy Wednesday

Monday, April 26, 2010

Manic Monday and a self-pic

Big KY hat, originally uploaded by tommiea1.

If you could write your own bill of rights, what would you include?
*a right to a cup of coffee with lots of creamer and Splenda BEFORE anyone can ask a question

What is going on in the world today that affects you the most?
*husband is gone TDY again...i never realize exactly how much he helps out until he is gone....thanks husband for all that you do!

What do you think is the secret to a good life?
*simple: know what you want and follow through with that instead of whining and complaining of how rotten things are

Example: i have embraced the whole KY Derby mindset for a simple Run for the Roses at Will's school. It was a great excuse to find a fun dress I wouldn't normally have chosen. Also, I just added a fun peony to a straw hat. It is held on with pop up dots. I can take it off after the party. Or I might just keep it on there!

happy monday

Manic Monday can be found here:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Right now: april 22, 2010

i am thinking: i wonder if it is going to rain...and therefore ruin our field trip to the zoo tomorrow.

i am thankful for: the sale of our home!!!!! (admit it, that is way worthy of multiple exclamation marks!)

from the kitchen: i think i'll grab a glass of wine (pic taken last weekend because clearly it is evening here!)

i am wearing: a cami top that i wore under my shirt today and jammie pants.

i am creating: the perfect backpack to take to the zoo....did I forget anything??

i am going: to watch Sober House with Dr Drew later

i am reading: just finished "look again" some book my SIL gave me! Very good but worried me. I can't fathom if something ever happened to one of the kids.

i am hoping: i can continue working out at least 3x a week.

i am hearing: ANTM (America's Next Top Model DVRd from earlier in the background)

around the house: i actually have a few messes... i feel so free to NOT have to keep it "show ready"

one of my favorite things: listening to the kids playing outside...jumping on the trampoline, running through the sprinkler, swinging, trying to vacuum bugs with the bug catcher

a few plans for the rest of the week: hopefully a zoo trip, enjoy the last few days with husband before he goes TDY for most of May

a picture to share: see above..i took this with my phone either last weekend or the weekend before, a gorgeous weekend with a glass of wine

happy thursday

Sunday, April 18, 2010

My baby can break boards

This weekend my baby boy tested for his next belt in tae kwon do. For each belt, a student has to earn three stripes:

*a new 23 step form

*do a board break and free sparring

*terminology and a tenant. Self must exhibit self control inside and outside of the do-jang. Self control must be practiced to avoid injury to self and others.

I was so proud, Will was able to recite that definition from memory! He was very confident in his form. Very soon, he will be a green belt!

Best of all, my baby can break boards!

happy weekend

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Make a wish

Make a wish, originally uploaded by tommiea1.

my wish would be for

*Will to be utterly confident for his 6th degree orange belt testing this weekend

* there to be a box of kleenex puffs plus in every room (i'll take the pollen over winter any day)

*for Livi to continue to have a song in her heart as long as she doesn't want to become a popstar

i had to insert this song as i do love me some Nickelback!

happy thursday!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Friday Fill In

Do you see what I see?, originally uploaded by tommiea1. we go!

1. In 1992, I was *teaching in L-town America.

2. The trampoline (aka "the bounce in our house) brings * laughter and smiles. Since everyone needs a little bounce in their life, please listen to this video!

3. Do what you *can*, with what you *know now*, where you *are in your life*.

4. *Just where I am, but in a smaller pair of jeans* is where I'd like to be.

5. The trees and flowers are telling me *go grab a Kleenex. But I will take spring and pollen over dreary winter every single day!

6. *Laundry* that just keeps going on. *Though I can say I am finally caught up after all the spring break laundry.*

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to *garlic chicken pizza with the family*, tomorrow my plans include *planting some flowers and putting out the hanging baskets* and Sunday, I want to *sleep in and enjoy the sunshine*!