Saturday, March 28, 2009

So lucky

There are times that I forget I have a baby. Sometimes, I am out shopping and see women holding an infant and think, "God, How cute is that?" And then I remember that I have one of those at home! And I get to cuddle him and love him and raise him almost all on my own. And I have 2 more to share in the joy. Sometimes having a faulty memory can put you in the best mood!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not Cooking


Last night C came into the kitchen while I was cooking his dinner. I had a huge headache that had started earlier in the day and continued to get worse. He then told me that he realized that I don't seem to eat dinner very often and that it doesn't make sense for me to have to cook a separate meal every night for one person, so, he said that I don't have to cook his meal anymore. He would take care of it himself once he came home from work.


It only took him 9 years to realize the above, but at least he realized it!! I wonder if it is because he hasn't been liking the meals I've been choosing lately? Oh well, I'm free!!

The Smell Of


The kids got a huge Play-Doh activity center for Christmas this past year. It is one of the treats that we put aside, away from the other, every day toys. Today Ivy is home with me for the afternoon and she has been playing contentedly with the activity for over an hour! That is unheard of for her!

The kitchen smells wonderful.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Henry giggles!

On Thursday I was doing some computer work at the office. My sister was standing beside me, holding Henry upright and facing towards me.

I looked at him and said in a funny voice, "Henry, do you want to go to Tio's house tonight or do you want to go to basketball practice and be the basketball?" And he CRACKED up! My sis and I cracked up. And I asked him again. And he cracked up again! We were all laughing and he thought that it was the best thing.

Now that I think about it, it was the best thing. I just love that kid.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Waving Statue of Liberty

I don't know how widespread Liberty tax service is, but we have a few here in my town. To advertise, they have people dress up in Statue of Liberty costumes in front of their offices and smile and wave to people.

Everytime I see these people I crack up laughing. Who would have thought that seeing tax preparers would bring such a smile to my face.

Lower Heating Bill!

We insulated the attic at the beginning of the Winter. This Winter has been so, so much colder than the previous years we have lived here (as in like 10-15 degrees colder), that we didn't see more than a tiny reduction on our heating bill. Well, yesterday I got a bill in which the average temp this year was only 4 degrees colder than last year, and the bill was cut in HALF! Obviously I don't expect it to be that great of a difference every month, but it was just good to see our hard work pay off finally!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Chocolate Cake Shooters

I never did follow up with the $100 shopping spree and thank goodness I didn't!

Today I watched my beloved Cougs lose to our rivals. To ease my pain, I had quite a few chocolate cake shooters. YUM!!

To also ease my pain, C asked if I wanted to go buy a Wii. Excuse me? I have wanted one for 3 years, thank you very much!!

Now we are home. He is making mac and cheese while reading Wii set up directions. H is asleep. I and B are watching cartoons trying to be patient for the game set up.

Apart from the WSU loss, today has been wonderful. And I'm sure it is in large part due to the title of this post...

Hopefully, I'll be this happy tomorrow! I know that the led lighting isn't going to be helpful to stave off a hangover. Maybe I'll stick to lights out!

Friday, March 6, 2009


I'm not really sure where this came from, but Hubby sent me this text today in response to a text that I sent him thanking him for filling up my car last night.

"Ur welcome. Now take $100.00 and go to target and have on urself because ur awesome and i luv u."

I almost texted back, "who stole my husband's phone?" but I didn't.

I hope that was the real deal. I also hope that it doesn't have an expiration date on it. I couldn't make it to Target today.

Would it be really rude to ask if I could pay off one of my Visa's instead? Or have the cleaning lady for a few more hours this month? Target would make me happy. Either of the other two would make me ecstatic.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Yard Sale Date Set

For next week at my cousin's house! Sometimes I hear about the date and get flustered because I know that I have tons of stuff to get rid of, but just can't bring myself to sort and price and haul. Other times I feel pretty neutral about it, thinking that even if I don't have stuff to sell, I can still hang out with family and Ivy can hang with her best friend and second cousin without setting up an alternate play date.

Or, like this week, I am so jazzed to be involved in the yard sale loop. And why is that, you ask? Because you should see the tire sized bags full of crap that I've been collecting all year! Including almost all of my maternity clothes and donated baby items that I did not use. Of course, none of it is priced. BUT, I know where these large bags are stashed and I cannot tell you how wonderful it will be to haul them out of here! We're gonna need a barcode scanner for this sale.

Let's hope that the weather holds...