Monthly Archives: March 2008

How's this for optimistic?

I’m on an amazing new diet… it’s called “having a sore throat”.  Sure, the side effects are painful but it’s really effective in cutting down the amount of food I eat.

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I love telecommuting…

I love being able to work from home in my pajamas…

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Snails and puppy dog tails

This isn’t going to come as a shock to anyone… boys are totally different creatures.  They may tolerate playing ‘Polly Pockets’ with their sisters as long as they get to drive the cars but deep down inside they’re dreaming of dumping Polly and drag racing to the nearest race track!!

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Let the good times roll

My parents arrived safely – just a bit late.  There was some nasty weather they had to fly through in their tiny little plane.  Who knew they’d get a free carnival ride too?

The house they’re staying in is an old Victorian.  The owner split it into a duplex and he lives in the upstairs.  He’s an art collector and has a huge collection of art and sculptures.  My favorite ones are from various tribes in Africa.  The downstairs – where my parents are – is still pretty traditional in style.  Last summer he had the backyard scuplted to reflect a Japanese garden.  It’s so beautiful!  He gave us a tour of the upstairs and it is MODERN.  Neon lights…. Marilyn Monroe art deco rugs…. skeletons…. huge tribal masks…. security mirrors as art pieces…. Just not what you expect when the house is a Victorian!

We haven’t done a whole lot with my parents yet.  We did hit up a few junk shops looking for treasure.  And lots of grocery shopping.  I think we’ve gone to the grocery store every. single. day.  I’d rather go once and then enjoy my week but they seem to enjoy the little trips every day.  To each their own I suppose. 

Hope you all have a Happy Easter!


Tomorrow, tomorrow it's only a day away

My parents are due to arrive tomorrow afternoon.  (note the plural there… it’s my dad’s first trip out)   I’ve been busy cleaning and preparing for their visit.  I found them a person that was willing to swap houses for the week so they will not be staying at my house.  I think that’s better for everyone all the way around. 

The kids’ excitement has turned into whining.  I can’t wait to share that love with my parents.  Of course by then the cranky whining will be over and it will turn into pleading whining.  “Pleeeeeeease can I have gum?” or “Pleeeeeeease can we have a sleepover?” <—- that one will come from my parents too!!

I’m excited to see them and show them the various home projects we’ve done.  Since my dad has never been here it will be fun to show him around town too.  And, of course, they’re both excited to visit our church.  It’s going to be a busy week and a half.


Going out in style?

Yesterday the hubby and I were out and about running errands.  And I didn’t have my camera with me.  I’m learning that I should just always have my camera on hand.

Why would I need my camera while running errands?  Because it’s not everyday you see a Minivan Hearse.  Seriously.  It was a Dodge Caravan – complete with dual sliding doors.  The back had the traditional black capping with the swirly design that all hearses seem to have.  (Why?? I don’t know.)  I tried to google a generic picture to post but I can’t even find one. 

I’m wondering what’s next…. a Hummer Hearse??


*Updated* Savings, savings, savings

It’s check in time!  I signed up for The Grocery Game a little over a week ago and have had two shopping trips.  Let’s see if the cost of TGG is worth it…

*** Updated to include Krogers and CVS savings!!

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