Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Little Ivy

I may have told you all this before, but I've been thinking of it this morning and laughing.

My mom has a fake tree with flocking on it. Actually, she has many trees, but she was getting out this particular tree and setting it up on a day that Ivy was over. Ivy must have been either 3 or 4. When my mom took it, already assembled out of it's storage box, she was watching Ivy's face, which went from astounded to disgusted. My mom said, "Ivy, don't you like my tree?" Ivy said, "Well Mema, I do. But it's kinda dusty." She was referring to the white flocking! Now that's a lot of dust!

I think that she may have a career in being on a team of business plan consultants with that type of management style!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Unexpected Vacation

This is a glass half full or half empty item. Depends on the way you look at it. My company is going to do vacation differently next year, and they waited to tell us last Friday. Which means we have days we use or lose. I have a LOT of days. Nine to be exact. I was saving them for our girls' weekend and for a possible spring road trip with Joel.

Thankfully, the HR guy is being pretty flexible with me. I will get to take 5.5 days before the end of the year. And unexpected vacation is definitely a HAPPY HAPPY thing. I've been needing a vacation. So two weeks off starting at noon minus Tuesday when I need to come in and wrap up any loose ends? Pretty dang happy about that.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

10 Great Things About the Holidays

  1. focus switches from work to family
  2. school breaks
  3. the majority of people that I meet are in a festive mood
  4. Christmas carols
  5. New Year's resolutions
  6. Christmas outfits for the kids
  7. Santa
  8. Nativity scenes
  9. lit up houses
  10. eggnog

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I have no idea why

Hendrix's favorite joke is when his brother or his sister lean over, put their butts in his face and sing, "Shake your bootie, shake your bootie"

He cracks up like you wouldn't believe. Almost where he can't even breathe because he is laughing so hard. Which just makes the other 2 crack up and do it some more.

My kids are odd.

Raisin Bran


Last week I had a craving for raisin bran. And when I have a craving for something it normally takes over my life. And in this case, it's been true.

I will eat it in the morning with Becken for breakfast. I'll have it by myself for a snack late at night when I can't sleep. I sometimes eat it for lunch or dinner, standing over my American Standard sinks because I don't want to fix anything else for myself.

I got on the scale this morning and had lost 3 pounds!!! Without changing anything else but putting Raisin bran into my routine. They should have a raisin bran diet along with the special K diet. I still can't believe that the scale moved that much! I've been butting up against that number for months now.

I heart Raisin Bran!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

should I?

Have you all seen the ads all over the place asking moms to go back to school and get their degree? Every time one pops up on my screen, I think about what it would take for me to complete my bachelor's degree. I have no idea what I would complete it in, but it would be nice to have it done.

I have been looking at WGU an online university. I like the listings that I have seen. Mostly, I really like their photo of the campus. Maybe I'm just wishing for the college lifestyle, not the actual degree since I'm focusing on the campus so much.

Another Bec-ism

Hendrix was crawling around on the floor tiles
in the kitchen. Ivy was swinging a rope around her and it came close to where Hendrix was. Becken says, "IVY!!! Be careful! You almost hit the baby! He's special. He's from the HOSPITAL." If you need to assert your special-ness to Bec, just tell him that you are from the hospital and you're good in his book.