Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hostess Gift

One of my friends is moving into a new house (while pregnant) so I took her daughter to the pool for a few hours to help her out. When I returned her sweet girl, my friend gave me this great little drink recipe book. What a great hostess gift!

Monday, August 13, 2007


Pretty Platter available at Paperbuzz.

Today has been one of those days when I'm glad I picked the corny HAPPY title. It encourages positivism. Just as I was about to bitch, I stopped myself. Instead, what are the good things that happened today?

Let's see:

The Bad: I didn't sleep well at all last night so it follows that both kids were up earlier than usual.

The Good: I had an appointment this morning with my dermatologist and I was totally prepared to have some small basal cell spots removed through the use of (I think?) liquid nitrogen that burns like hell and scabs something ugly but he said he didn't see any! YAY!!

The Bad: After my appointment, I went back by the house so I could take Mary Fowler out to lunch. She really wanted to use the stroller, I obliged, and I paid for it... I may as well have had Davis with me. Pain in the freakin' neck!

The Good: She was thrilled that we went to the mall- just the two of us- and that she got to ride in the stroller.

The Bad:  I took the kids to the pool and towards the end they were both tired and whiny and crying on the car ride home.

The Good: They're in bed now, I'm on the computer, and I have a yummy, new book my cousin gave me to start reading tonight!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

August Book Club

Tonight I hosted book club at my house and I think it went well! 

I chose this book because the past three books we've read have been rip-you-heart-out downers. 
After reading it (in like 10 minutes)... I didn't realize it was a graduation speech... I worried we wouldn't have much to discuss. But we did! We mainly talked about how finding the beauty in the small things and being thankful makes for a happy life. This seems so simple but I think a lot of people choose to focus on what they do NOT have as opposed to what they DO have.

Blogging actually came up! I admitted that I use my blog (didn't give them the name) to record silly, little everyday things the kids and I do so that I can print them off and have a record later. So far, it has worked!

Now I know that sometimes I blog about things that are in the grand scheme of things insignificant (like stationery, clothes, etc.) but it's part of me and, who knows, maybe one day Mary Fowler will look through these print-outs and find a little of me in herself?