Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Being one step closer to done

Although, on it's own, meeting with our attorney is not a happy thing. But, knowing that each time we meet with him, we are closer to carrying out the wishes that our dad intended for his heirs. Walking the walk that he wanted, going to bat for his memory makes me proud of us. Especially when we look back on how long it has been and how much footwork we have had to do.

It is easy to look back and to wish that things would have turned out very differently. Like, if he would have had mortgage life insurance. But he didn't. And we continue. Even though it is hard.

Thinking you know everything

but then, being pleasantly wrong!
While at my office, sitting at our computer desks and talking about politics, I was delighted to learn that my Nana and my mother are voting the same way that I am in the governor's race in our state. I would have bet money that they were voting the opposite than me. In this case, I loved being wrong!

Friday, October 24, 2008

You guys HAVE to read this!!

My favorite post this week. The beauty of the words and images brought tears to my eyes.

In the post she tries to dissuade her readers from eating the above concoction with a spoon. I don' t think that I'll be able to follow her suggestions though. It looks way too good and chocolate is just one of my downfalls. I'll eat it, then take a side of alli!

So great

After a couple of weeks not feeling well. After having a husband sick with a cold. After having 2 kids with coughs.

I got to sleep in today. I got to go for a walk in beautiful fall weather. I got to eat a lunch of veggie lasagna, with extra spinach. I got to warm up under working faucets in my shower.

And even if you don't consider that I was in tears the most part of last Friday, today has been pretty great on it's own.

Now to make some raspberry iced tea.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happiness while on restriction

There have been some things that have been keeping me sane during this activity restriction. Bits of happiness that help throughout the day while I'm lounging in bed, propped on the chair, or limping around the house.

  1. books. Alot of fluff, mind you. Now is not the time for seriousness, gals! Bring on the chick lit.
  2. Season One of Brothers and Sisters from Blockbuster. I'm terrified to begin watching a series to only have it be cancelled after I fall in love with it. So, I just wait until all of the hype has died down and bide my time for the tried and true shows to reveal themselves.
  3. Netflix. For their documentaries AND classic television shows like, My So Called Life, Felicity, and Party of Five that I have been getting my fixes of. Stuck in the past? Me? No way! Just revisiting some good times.
  4. My kids and husband. Learning to get along while accepting orders from above bed and chair. Lots of hugs while telling me to not limp around the house anymore, because they want my crabby arse out of the way of their play and lightness.
  5. Modern medicine. Which will make this activity restriction temporary!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

To Maintain a Healthy Level of Sanity....

(got this in an email and giggled, so I thought you girls might too!)

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity ...

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on
and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom.
Don't Disguise Your Voice!

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They
Want Fries with that.

4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone
has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to

5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write 'For

6. Finish All Your sentences with 'In Accordance With
The Prophecy.'

7. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many
looks you get.

8. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a
serious face.

9. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To

10. Sing Along At The Opera.

11. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area and Play
tropical Sounds All Day.

12. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't
Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.

13. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I

14. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking
lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're

15. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The
Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

16. And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity:
Send This To Someone To Make Them smile.

It's Called. THERAPY

Friday, October 17, 2008

pepperidge farm coconut cake

I'm going to eat the whole thing. Thank you very much.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I hope no one minds.

I got bored. I thought this layout suited us. If it doesn't, let me know and I'll put it back, okay?

I have had the best week. Richard has been in town since Wednesday for my birthday, and we are leaving for Portland tomorrow, and Nashville on Wednesday. I'm pretty thrilled.

I'll leave you with a little picture of the two of us. Laini took it at Spiro's when we went out to lunch on my birthday:

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Happy Shirts

Last Saturday was my dad's birthday. Kelly helped me out with the image for my kids' tee shirts, displaying my Dad's photo along with the words, "I love my papa Kenny!" Hopefully you can see how adorable they turned out. And I also bought a onesie with the same design for Hendrix. It will be so cool to have all 3 of them wearing the same thing.

Jarod and Landi and I all agree that this year has been the easiest of his birthdays so far. Still sad, but much, much better.

Bec is still being a turkey about getting his pics taken. That kid. You would think that I was asking him to apply for North Carolina health insurance the way he refuses to look happy.