Tuesday, July 13, 2010

School's Out For Summer!!!

Today I was dabbling on facebook and ran across the link that will show you friend suggestions for all of the people you went to high school with. (Go KHS!) Me, being the big dork, clicks on the link. And then I realize that I can't even remember 95% of the people that I graduated with. I was just that cool. You know, in the band and swim team.

I do remember one rather important person from high school though - my hubby!

I was honestly shocked about how few people I could remember. We had a close knit group of friends that we still stay in touch with, for the most part. That part is because I'm terrible at keeping in touch with people, even when I try really, really hard. That's a post for another day though.

Even today I'm not the best at getting to know people. I'm better at it, for sure. Mostly because I have to be for work. I can find something to talk about with most anyone - an upside to having too many hobbies! Maybe I was just really bad at making friends, or too shy as a kid, or too judgy. Who knows. Instead, I think I should take a glass is half full perspective. I mean, I have some really, really good friends out of the deal and a cute family.

So screw em! Who needs high school???

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Case of the Missing Lunches

This morning I woke up to a quiet house. In my world, that's a rarity, a luxury, and most days, not the typical scenario.

The hubby had already left for work, which didn't actually leave the house quiet while he was getting ready, but after he left, there were a couple moments of peace. He was off on his bike (yay - one more success for you environmentalists out there!).

Matthew was hanging out playing Wii, which is near our room, but we've trained him to turn the sound OFF!, not down, but OFF!.

Lily and Garrett were asleep (so cute!) together in Lily's room with both dogs.

I couldn't believe it when everyone got up, dressed and we were out of the house on time!!! It was a glorious morning so far.

Things then went downhill from there.

Case 1: I tried to walk out of daycare, with Garrett in my arms. Hello!!! He's supposed to stay there all day. The daycare provider was a bit confused. I was too, for a couple of seconds until I realized what I was doing.

Case 2: We made it (without incident, I must add) to the Corbin Art Center - more about their fantasticness later - with the big kids, and, we were early. Woot! Then, we go to get out of the car.

Me: "Kids, hop out of the car & grab your lunches."

Kids: blank stare. Translated to: We forgot our lunches.

So, the debate.

Do I drive home to get their lunches? That would mean that I would be at least an hour late to work. Nevermind the fact that I'd have to drive a good 17ish miles out of my way in each direction. Read: more gas, bad for the environment. (Yeah, we think that way, we're nerds.)

Or, do I just get them food in town and take it to them during their lunch?

I opted for the latter, because I didn't want to spend my morning in the car. So, the hubby and I got to be heroes by bringing the kids McDonald's food at their daycamp. Point for the Rents!!

Now, here's my concern with this. Will the kids decide that it would be better to "forget" their lunch so they can have restaurant food for lunch instead? Hopefully this doesn't become a trend. Although I did get a soda out of the deal. Not too shabby, I suppose.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Step Away From the Phone...

It has come to my attention in recent days that I may be officially addicted to my iPhone. Now, I don't want to concern anyone, but I am currently going through withdrawal.

My phone broke. Not like the screen broke and I can't see the whole thing, but actual broken. Like won't turn on or connect with my computer anymore. So why do I care? I do have a temporary replacement (which is a good thing, by the way).

I care because the severity of my said addiction is coming to light. I have to haul out my laptop to check google reader & facebook. Who knew this was SOOO much work? I don't have access to my bookmarks (oh, glorious bookmarks, what will I do without you??? - these cannot be restored because I didn't sync them with iTunes. Crap.). I have to actually find things to occupy my time that do not involve learning new ways to cook or hearing about other people's kids (nevermind that I've never met the majority of these people - it's real, man!). I can't get my contacts to text or call people that I don't have their numbers memorized. Mostly because I'm too lazy to sync the new fake phone with iTunes because it's not worth the effort since I'll just have to do it again in a few days.

So, I've managed to send my phone off for repairs. Hopefully they'll just send me a new one and I'll have it by the weekend (or Friday, my birthday!!!Yay!). I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I've managed to fold 8 loads of laundry, clean our living room and kitchen and make a batch of cupcakes (complete with frosting!). And, I do have some actual, interesting posts to put up. And it may actually happen since I can't spend every waking minute on my phone.

Here's to a productive week, but seriously, a girl needs some down time too!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The First Sewing Project...

Our daughter Lily decided today that she wanted to sew. Not just a beanbag, or something small, but an outfit for her doll. She has an American Girl doll that she desperately wants to sew clothing for, but I haven't had a chance to get to the fabric store to purchase a pattern. So today we embarked on a real sewing project. A jacket. For her.

She was really excited, until I started copying the pattern onto pattern paper. She kept asking why we had to do that part. I explained to her that the pattern went up to size 14, so we could reuse the pattern. While this kept her entertained for a while, she was interested until we turned on the lastest episode of Phineas and Ferb that she hadn't seen.

So now, she's sitting on the couch watching TV while the fabric is in the washer. Good thing I forgot to wash it!

I'll be sure to include future posts of her progress. :)