Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday Morning Observations

First of all, we are two nights into our three nights without the man challenge of Spring, 2009. So far, we are all still alive. Which is the good news.

The not-so-good-news is that we are all feelin it - especially Sophie who woke up 3 times last night callin for her daddy. I was NOT a suitable exchange for this dilemma ... so we stooped to the bottle. THREE TIMES!

Clearly, the parenting skillz are in short supply at 11:27PM, 12:31AM and 1:52AM around here.

And, with that said, here are my (oh-so-random)observations on a sleep deprived Saturday morning...

* Hattie slept til 8AM, Sophie slept til 9AM ... so, I am at a complete loss as to WHY - after the night that Sophie and I shared - I was wide awake at 6:51AM. I did, however, get in a LOOOOONNNGGGG leisurely shower, in which legs were shaved and everything!


*There is NOTHING on at 6:51AM on a Saturday morning except infomercials.

*There is a contraption (whose name I cannot recall - even though I heard it repeated eleventy-seven times between 6:51 and 7:00AM) which promises to make ab exercises "fun and simple" to do. OBVIOUSLY this is false advertisement and the Better Business Bureau should be alerted immediately. Because, since WHEN do the words "fun and simple" and "ab exercises" go together ... at ALL?!?!?!

*There are currently two little girls playing in the bedroom. I'm not sure what they are doing (and am afraid to check since it involves loud thumping and banging on the floor), but they are laughing it up back there and THAT sound rocks my world!

*I miss my man ... a lot.

*No, seriously, a LOT!!!!!

*I saw a number on the scale this morning that made me smile ... big and wide.

*It has been warm and sunny this week and every window has been open ALL DAY LONG!

*I am currently wearing capris that were too small for me by the end of last summer, yet, today they are a perfect fit.

*Man, oh MAN ... my legs are WHITE!

*Got my hair cut and colored this week ... LOVE IT!!!!

*OK, that last thump necessitated a check ... jumping on, and then off the bed. Had to put a stop to that one!

*I think the girls and I are in need of an outing today ... lookout Costc0, here we come!!!

*I may even work up the nerve to take em to the park by myself. And, if you have ever seen Hattie forced to LEAVE a park, you will know why that would be a challenge!

*Because of said lovely new "do" from the "hair wizard", I may be in need of a flat iron.

*Who knew that people with stick straight hair would ever even CONSIDER buying a flat iron?!

*Hubby comes home tomorrow.


*Did I mention that I miss him ... a LOT!?!

OK, there is now a not-so-nice sound coming from the bedroom.

Gotta go!

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All By Myself (well, 'cept for the kids!)

Hubbs, at this very moment, is on his way home from the airport with our oldest boy. Which means ... STEVEN IS IN THE HOUSE!!!

For a whole 12 hours. At which point they will BOTH vacate the premises for the woods and all of it's manly glory. They are going hunting for the weekend and will not be home until Sunday.

Now, a GOOD son woulda brought his WIFE along so that the mama could have a little fun. But, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

(I'm NOT bitter ... much)

This will be the first time, in this house, that Hubbs will not be here to protect us from all of the things that go bump in the night. Now, I had pretty much gotten used to all of the noises that the old house made and could actually sleep through the night when he was gone. I am praying that I can sleep here too. This house has some, shall we say, "issues", that cause it so creak and such. Add to that the fact that the HVAC unit seems to have a mind of it's own, the sump pump goes crazy at times and the toilet is constantly running and we have a possible mental breakdown in the making. But I'm NOT worried ... much.

So, if ya think of it, could ya lift up some prayers with our names on it while he is gone. As well as a few with the fella's names on it. 'Cause, ya know, we all remember the time they went hunting and came home early because of Steven's BROKEN KNEE!!! We do NOT want that to happen again. Thank you and Amen!

Also, there is that little issue of me just not liking, AT ALL, being away from my man.

Yeah, there is that...

Monday, May 18, 2009

I Heart Faces - The Choice was TOUGH!

This is a big week over at I Heart Faces! We are supposed to enter our very best photo - even if we have already entered it.

Can I TELL you what a terribly hard choice this was for me? But after much input from friends and family (and of COURSE the hubby!), this is the photo that was chosen .....

I LOVE the expression on her sweet face - the innocence of just enjoying herself and forgetting all about the rest of the world. (Don't we ALL wish we could?) I also like the composition - it's off centered but not so much so that the simplicity of the subject is lost.

I also happen to REALLY love the subject of the photo. She's a beauty, wouldn't ya say?!?!

If you would like to see more - or even enter your own - hop on over to I Heart Faces and check it out!

"I am submitting this photo into the Blurb Book photo contest. I am granting I ♥ Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I ♥ Faces web sites."