Friday, July 22, 2005

Your Gemstone is Aquamarine

Intuitive, tranquil, and trusting.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

hair cut

I'm off to get my hair cut this afternoon. I've had the same style for more years than I can count. I have changed it in the past, but I always end up returning to a simple, short bob. It's easy to care for, I don't have to muss with it, and it dries fast.

I can remember in high school spending lots of time on my hair . . . but no more! I am definitely a wash & air dry kind of person now. I can't even blame it on my kids, since I was like that before they were born. I just can't bear spending the extra 15 minutes to blow dry and style my hair.

The boys are playing with clay right now. The stools we bought for the kitchen island at Christmas are some of our best buys ever! I love how they can use the island for all their craft projects.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Today . . .

woke up very early bc C was coughing and had runny nose. Stayed up and read email & blogs and surfed the net waiting for N to wake

we went to the library and returned a few books, checked out a few books & videos

went to Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market for packing tape, triaminic cough, ham, postcards, and vitamins

back home for lunch and the boys watched videos checked out from library while I taped up the boxes from the things that sold on ebay this weekend. inhaler for C because he started wheezing

out to the post office to mail boxes

back home to let the boys play in the sprinkler

boys in the bath, dinner of yogurt and cinnamon sugar toast next & then books, prayers, sleep

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Spending Fiend

Oh, I have been a spending fiend this weekend! It rarely happens, as we rarely have money -- but DH has had a nice spell and the commission check this month was big. Granted, I should have saved most of it to help us through the lean months ahead -- but I spent lots of it instead.

Got an awesome deal on an outside table and chairs and a gazebo for our never-finished backyard. If we ever do finish our backyard, it'll be so beautiful . . . but time & money seem to limit us.

Bought the startings for 5 Christmas gifts, and if I do it right, they gifts will end up costing no more than $20/each! I got picnic blankets (that fold up and zip and also can be a cushion) for $5/each! (reg $20) and then a drink shaker with plastic ice cubes and stirrers for $1.25/each (reg $7). I'm going to round it out with some sunscreen and snacks and drink mixes . . . instant summer picnic! Cute for our family back in the midwest to receive for Christmas, don't you think??

Also bought the boys new swim goggles (way too expensive), dive sticks, mitts for T-Ball (N is too young this year, and was crushed, so we got him a mitt too so they can practice together), C also got a bat and ball, boys got new play-doh, another new ball, DH got a new racquetball racket, and a new gym bag, bought myself some goggles and new pool flip-flops and another pair of sandals.

Let's see, what else? A new steam cleaner because ours is broken. A Swiffer vaccuum to hopefully help me keep the kitchen floor cleaner (time will tell . . . ). A small St. Francis statue for my some-day herb garden (which N managed to break before noon today). Cushions for our patio set that we bought last year on clearance and were too late to get the cushions.

I think that's it? Like I said - I was a spending fiend!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

A Meme

What I was doing 10 years ago: working as a network administrator for a company that leased Peterbilt trucks (and other big rigs) and placing personal ads looking for my next boyfriend.

5 years ago: feeling completely upside down and working as an office manager, which was a made-up position and part of my manager’s plea to get me to stay with the company after I seemed to have gone kinda crazy (found out Aug 25 that I was 28 weeks pregnant and suddenly the craziness made sense – forever grateful to that boss bc otherwise I wouldn’t have had health insurance for my emergency c-section)

1 year ago: still grieving my miscarriage and trying to keep things together on the home front with my 2 young boys, while my husband worked an insane number of hours (80+/week . . . which he’s still doing actually)

: shopped like a fiend because it was payday and we had some extra money to buy some extra goodies

5 Snacks I enjoy
honey pretzels
Chocolate covered pretzels w/peanut butter insides
Expensive chocolate

5 songs I know all the words to:
many, many kid songs
“When the Sun Goes Down” by Kenny Chesney
“Rock Steady” by Sting
“Beautiful Mess” by Diamond Rio
“Glory to God” by John Michael Talbot

5 things I would do with $100 million dollars:
Take care of my family (charity begins at home)
Start a charity to help young mothers
Invest for my children’s future
Hire a household staff

5 locations to which I would like to run:
Anyplace with a beach

5 bad habits I have:
Spend too much time on the internet
Worry about everyone/everything
Hold grudges
Become easily frustrated

5 things I like doing:
Spending time with my family
Sitting on a beach
Taking pictures

5 things I would never wear:
Tight clothes
Satanic symbols
Mini skirts
Daisy duke shorts

5 TV shows I like:

The Apprentice
The Shield
Discovery Channel shows
Food Network shows

5 biggest joys of the moment:

Listening to my boys laugh
Snuggling with my husband
Developing a deeper spiritual life
Fresh watermelon
That my husband doesn’t have to work all weekend

5 favorite toys:
my computer
My convection oven
My digital camera
My film camera
My photo printer

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Traveler Profile

Your travel type: Travel Yup

The Travel Yup likes exotic and adventurous travel, but prefers big cities with fast paced life. He has a keen interest in other cultures and always brings home a few souvenirs.

Shopping in Bangkok, getting a tailor made suite in Kuala Lumpur, that's the kind of thing the Travel Yup is into. Even though he likes to get away, he prefers his travels to be comfortable.

top destinations:

Las Vegas

stay away from:

Ciudad Perdida
Darien Gap
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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Which Classic Pin Up Are You?

You are Betty Grable!
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