Thursday, January 13, 2011

Music Snobs please leave the room

Off the top of my head these are some songs that as soon as my I tunes shuffle brings one of them up my mood is shifted or if I am lucky flooded with memories. 



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Down on the banks of the hanky panky. Where the bullfrogs jump from bank to banky. With the eeeps, ops, soda pops, the frog missed the lily and he went ker-plop

Today while driving home I pulled up behind a school bus and as I waited for the childern to find their way off I saw most of the windows had been turned into individual pieces of art with hearts, names, and squiggle lines. I then started thinking about my school bus window art.  My go to thing was to use the side of my hand to make tiny foot prints to make it look like a baby walked across my window.  Then I would turn around to find one of my friends sitting across from me to play a hand slap game and sing......

Miss Suzie had a steamboat, her steamboat had a bell.
When Suzie went to heaven, her steamboat went to
Hell-o operator, give me number nine.
And if you disconnect me, I'll kick your big
Behind the yellow curtain, there was a piece of glass.
When Suzie sat upon it, she cut her big fat
Ask me no more questions, tell me no more lies. The cows are in the pasture baking apple pies. 

When was the last time you thought of this song?
And why did our mothers let us sing it?!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Love Notes

Dear Hulu,
I was feeling under the weather this weekend but you came into my life and gave me hours of entertainment. Probably too many hours of entertainment.

Dear October Road,
Your pretty people, perfect streets, and never changing weather makes for a wonderful TV drama. Too bad America didn't get hooked and I only have two seasons to watch.

Dear Disappointing Email,
This is not a love note. This is a hate note. I wish I never even opened you. I have not felt that much disappointment in a very long time.  I am going to pull a little sour grapes and say I didn't want that job anyways......who am I kidding.....I did want it......but there is something even better out there. Now if I could only find it.

Dear Toystory Cupcakes,
You showed up magically at my door and made my nose no longer stuffy and my ears no longer itchy. I know it was you. The 16 hours of sleep had nothing to do with it.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I think....

...a glass of ice water made by someone else tastes better
...every lady should have backup of her favorite lip gloss
...all Christmas decorations should take themselves down
...batteries should be included
...every fridge should have fresh fruit and a box of wine
...everyone should have 3 written down goals meal is complete without a dash of salt
...something needs to be done about health care, i just do not know what
...the Harry Potter movies are better the second time watching
...a $125 hair cut should somehow magically make your roots not grow as fast or wash your car
...everything has a place and everything should be in it's place
...if someone gives poor customer service smile back at them, they are probably simply having a bad day
...the world would be a better place if everyone could take their pet to work
...a compliment from a stranger feels extra special's going to be a girl.....or a it will be a girl for sure.....boy?
The universe thought my sister's family was needing a 3rd rug-rat and gave them a mega surprise a few months ago. The end of June will be an exciting time! I am nervous for my sister since her hands are already more than full with these dudes.

Another nephew or niece to love?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Good thing they are so cute

While the sun has yet to make its grand entrance for the day and all is quite in the house I am woken every morning to one of my dogs dancing at the backdoor. I some how wiggle my way out of my boyfriends arms to let the dancing dog out while the other furry baby still has no intention of leaving his comfy spot on his bed.
I find my way back to bed trying to do this without opening my eyes not to wake up fully.  I am swooped up and a soft beard is now nuzzling my neck.  As soon as I fall back asleep the other little fur covered love is moving around waking me with his collar and tag reminding me it is his turn for the backdoor to magically open.  
Once again I am dragging myself away from an anaconda type squeeze reminding myself no one makes me hold it so I should not make him do the same. With still half closed eyes I let the dog out and giggle to see the boys jumping around with each other in the yard like they have not seen each other in days.  Now my body is all most awake and tells me it is my turn for the restroom.  As quickly as possible I get back into bed and find the perfect spot on Jeremy's chest and as soon as I let out a sleepy sigh Otis will be back at the backdoor throwing himself against it telling me I am being a bad mom by making him stay outside.  I let him in, give him a pat on his sugar bottom and see Carson is not done chewing on firewood and unsuccessfully climbing a tree to get to the birds.  As soon as I am back into bed Otis is now barking to get into bed with us.  Now he has steps to assist him in the process which he refuses to use.  
I pull him up and now my boyfriends arms are full of a 18 pound ball of sweetness and are no longer needing me. 
Just as my body is relaxing Carson is now at the back door barking.  I fall out of bed, dust the dog off from the leafs he was recently rolling in and find my way back to my boyfriend and little sidekick.  As I am pulling the covers up snuggly I will receive my first kiss of the day with the words 'are you ready to start our day?' to follow.  

Yes I am ready to start my day.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ian Axel - This is the New Year

Do yourself a favor and turn this up, sing along, and dance your little heart out. one is watching.
I just did and I am now feeling ohh so fine! 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A night which will not be forgotten

My list why NYE was perfection. 

  • too tight of a dress for a four course dinner
  • red velvet and chocolate cake served with champagne
  • a smartly packed knapsack
  • not ruining a dear friend's brand new, never been worn, $175 pair of boots
  • a neighbor taking care of my fury babies
  • 3 of us in a teeny weensy bed
  • a movie romantic midnight kiss
  • arm and sumo wresting 
  • staying up entirely too late
  • my dashing date
  • knowing a fresh start is at midnight
  • taking zero pictures at the swanky restaurant  
  • stilettos which treated my feet well 
This was the girls unsuccessfully trying to take a nice picture together.
We were a mess needless to say.
Thank you my friends for helping me celebrate the new year 
the only way we know how.....being the dorks which we are.

Happy New Year!

Dear 2011,

I have only one request. Please good to me and the ones I love.   I have some small hopes and dreams for the new year but they seems silly when comparing them to a brand spanking new human growing in my sisters tummy and my parents taking on the battle of downsizing. I simply ask if you need to teach me lessons keep them one at a time.

Much Love,
 This next year.....
1 - Get a job
2 - Pay off taxes
3 - Paint bedroom, kitchen, entryway
4 - Wash car more often
5 - Teach Carson to not jump when people come over
6 - Build trust where needed
7 - Figure out a way for more days in the week
8 - Be proactive with issues before they become problems
9 - Win the battle with my skin
10 - A trip to Ikea