Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Laughter: the best medicine

So, there was a challenge for us to talk about the last time we laughed - really laughed. Well, I tried to think of when I laughed really hard. There were so many. I am one of those people that is known for laughing-really laughing. Know what I mean? That reckless abandon laugh, where some times you throw your head back and your mouth is opened so wide that everyone can see every bit of dental work you've ever had done? I love a good laugh. I am one of those people that, if not careful, could even let out a big *SNORT*! I love that I can really laugh with my friends and family. I am prone to sarcasm (I try to keep it nice, no one likes a smart alec) and so are my friends and family. We can laugh so well together! The friends that I have that don't know how to really laugh or "get it", usually leave me exhausted because I have to "behave myself" around them. Anyway, the other night my sister Tabitha and my dad got a webcam so that we could communicate better on the instant messenger. THAT was funny. We laughed so hard. Tears in our eyes and everything. You need a good laugh? Call me, that's what I do! :0D

Friday, March 16, 2007

What the??

I have a friend, well - I think she's my friend... and it seemed that she's been preoccupied with other things lately, just isn't herself, whatever. So, I say to her, "Are you okay?" She responds with the usual everything's fine, just working a lot of hours, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I tell her that if she needs to talk that she know's I am here for her. That's what friends do, I tell her. Do you know what she says???? "Well, time will tell." What? "What does that mean?", I ask her. "Well, I like to take things one day at a time...", says she. I told her that I didn't think friendship worked that way and that I will have to let this go before I get to freaked out about it. "Yeah, that's probably good...", she responds. What is that? She is an "eggshell" friend, that's for sure. Sheesh!

What's your Leprechaun name?

For those of you who will be wearing green tomorrow (and even if you aren't), I thought this was just corny enough to post! Have fun and spread the word!

Your Leprechaun Name Is:
Sneaky Shortlegs

Thursday, March 15, 2007

So, the house is re-carpeted. Ahhh... all fresh! Now all I have to do is worry about keeping it fresh! It's like when you get a new car and you have all these rules and expectations. No one may eat in the car, do not bring any pencils, markers, crayons in the car... You don't want anyone parking too close, you notice if there is the slightest piece of dust on the car... well, it is exhausting I tell you! One thing that has already happened is our little dog has to stay outside during the day now. We let him come in at night and he goes to sleep in one of our rooms in his doggy bed. He does it, too! Somehow though, he must have made a stop on the way and decides to mark a spot in the library. Now mind you, he is a boy puppy. He's got his "territory" to take care of you know. Grrrrr... right on one of my scrapbook carts. Anyway, we took care of it right away and I realized that these things will happen. *sigh*
I also told Marco that before we move anything back into the girls' rooms, I want to go through everything and decide what we can get rid of. Ugh, it's like moving again. I spent all. day. yesterday cleaning and arranging Taryn's room. Sheez, she will not need to go to Hello Kitty for a long time. Who let this girl get this many pencils, notebooks, stickers, stationery sets.... What? Not me.... Anyway, everything is really coming together. And in the great words of Napoleon (Dynamite, that is) "Basically, it's the best feeling there is, gosh!"

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Just another day in paradise...

at least for me anyway! We finally closed on our house and now we are having carpet and laminent installed. Did I mention that we've been living here a good 6 months already, so in order to install flooring we had to "pack it all up" basically? Luckily, I have a husband who is so awesome at organizing stuff like that! I didn't have to lift a finger. Anyway, so for the last two days (and probably the next two days at least) we have been sleeping on our mattress because our bed is taken apart, and we can't get into our kitchen-because all of the family and living room furniture are in there! To make matters even more exciting, we are now worrying ourselves sick that Oso (our puppy) will come and decide to - well, let's just say leave his mark everywhere. Anyway, all that aside, I am very excited that we are actually homeowners and are starting to make plans to really make this place our HOME.
More exciting than all of that is that as I sit here surfing the web (mostly Scrapshare and SB.com) I can feel the first REAL movements of this little person that is growing inside me. I am 20 weeks and 5 days and these little bumps are no longer just "flutters" that I feel. I am happy as I sit in this quiet house, my 3 girls soundly sleeping, my dh in the other room working hard to get all of the last minute details ready for Sunday, my sweet little puppy in another empty room snoozing in his doggy bed, and me sitting on the couch in a beautiful room with the smell of fresh new carpet surrounding me and new life stirring within me. I am truly and wonderfully blessed!