Tuesday, April 30, 2013

And There Went April

Imagine my surprise when I looked at the calendar and noticed there was no (and apparently never has been) April 31.  I mean, I thought I still had 24 hours in which to lose about 30 pounds (if I was going to catch up with my 2013 weight loss goal).  Needless to say, I was a bit flummoxed by this and promptly went to McDonalds for a Value Meal to assuage my distress (and yet augment my thighs).

I hope you are doing much better with your 2013 plans.   As for me, I am going to look for some tape to keep my eyes open, because I'm afraid if I blink, it will be June 1 tomorrow!
The Good Stuff From Today:  Steve picking up "Silver Linings Playbook" and watching it; catching up on bills and other paperwork; Marilyn's safe return to her new home (after a much-deserved vacay on a cruise and in Switzerland); a tiny bit of Everley time; playing SW roulette

Monday, April 29, 2013

My Nursemaids For The Day

Yes, eventually we all got out of bed.  Maggie and Minnie were not helpful when it came to fetching drinks or meds or Kleenex, but they were cuddly for awhile.  And they weren't picky about what we were watching on television.  So I guess it was a good day!
The Good Stuff From Today:  meds and naps; seeing progress that Mathieu did on Molly's yard; chatting with Bill; tiny dose of Everley

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Spring in Nashville

Spring in Nashville means that in any given week, it can also be winter, spring, summer, and fall.  In other words, don't put up your winter clothes, because you may need them.  The only true things about a Nashville spring is that it's going to rain (alot), things are going to bloom (alot), and you're going to get a cold (for sure).  Usually you will catch your spring cold from somebody you know or the grocery cart at the store.  There will be coughing, sneezing, draining, Kleenex, earaches, toothaches, fever, chills, hot sweats, crankiness, drowsiness, several combinations of drugs, and/or a combination of any of the above.

In other words, I now have the family spring cold.  I just need to be rid of it by Friday, when I am going somewhere where hopefully it is really spring and will be sunny so I can get some natural Vitamin D.  And maybe meet a fellow sneezer while I'm there.
The Good Stuff From Today:  Bongo Java with KB; Mad Platter with the family; hot fudge sundae from McDs; pictures of Lindley at her first baseball game; Everley time and nap

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Some Days I Is Smart

Today was the running of the Country Music Marathon.  It was also a day when we got two inches of rain at my house, as was probably the norm for most houses in this area.  In other words, it was a rainy, rainy day.

I didn't do today's half-marathon (nor the marathon) part of the race, choosing a long time ago not to do it.  sometimes my decisions pay off.  Today, instead of standing around for hours waiting for my corral to start the race and then wogging several hours in a deluge, I instead sat in my car with KB and Molly and marveled at those people who were running, jogging, or walking in the rain race.  I was alternately impressed and sorrowful for those people - impressed that they were doing it and sorry that they were soaked to the bone.

So bravo to everybody - the runners for participating in such soggy weather and to me for being so unknowingly brilliant!
The Good Stuff From Today:  Puffy Muffin breakfast, seeing Charity at Sonic, and watching the runners with KB and Molly; Lindley and Everley time; travel planning with Molly and Steve

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ate This ...

The big size.  Only because somebody was on his way home from work and asked if I wanted anything and I requested a Coke Zero and a Hershey Almond Chocolate Bar.  I'm guessing this size was on sale down at the Wal Mart.  And since my willpower is nonexistent at this point, I succumbed and ate it.  The whole freakin' thing.

Oh well, at least I'm not in Switzerland like my sister Marilyn, where there apparently is a "chocolate factory where you can have as much chocolate as you can eat!"  However, I do believe the giant sized Hershey bar was a good start.

In other news, apparently Twinkies will be back in stores in July.  So much for bathing suit season ...
The Good News From Today:  chat with Marilyn; DCL Rebecca helping with shipboard charge issues; Everley time

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cuz That's Just How I Roll

Steve says that I cut people out of my life.  He's correct.  If a person does me a grievous wrong, I pretty much erase them from my mental and emotional address book. (I know I should forgive seventy times seven, but at some the erasure consequence has to take place).  I erase the offending person in the best interests of us both - I don't have to be hurt by them anymore and the offender doesn't have to be bothered with me any more.  I guess that's what you call a win-win.

I say all this because apparently this plan of action also extends to non-humans.  Case in point:  today I was getting a plastic cup in which to enjoy a beverage.  When I attempted to remove the lid, I got a sharp cutting pain in my thumb, and some resulting bleeding when I pressed on the thumb slice to see if it would indeed bleed. 

I examined the cup to find exactly what and where the sharp place was, or what the invisible thing with a stinger/teeth might be, but couldn't exactly find anything.  I did find a line that could be a crack in the plastic, thus causing the potentially lethal (to my thumb, anyway) weapon.  It was enough for me to write the cup off my list and promptly deposit it into its final resting place, the kitchen trash can.

In other words, don't mess with the Lu - she be one mean, cuttin'-off/writin'-off girl!!
The Good Stuff From Today:  picking up Maribeth, Mathieu, and Everley from the airport; Everley time; Mathieu bringing me a DDP; checking on Molly's fence progress

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oops ...

Meant to blog last night, but was a wee bit tired, so I decided to wait until this morning.  Then I forgot about it this morning, other than a passing thought, which pretty much passed pretty quickly, never to return.  So, once again, we (that would be me and you) are faced with a catch-up blog post that has little substance or excitement about it.

At least I will be caught up today.  More or less ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  Lindley time; Sam picking up dinner for Lynnette and me

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Getting Started

Good intentions do not seem to be enough these days.  Hope for getting things done seems to be a daydream, quickly fading into oblivion.  Plans and more plans just don't seem to be doing the job.  Eventually, it all seems to be one more reason to avoid the obvious - moving from a seat of inertia to path of movement, hopefully toward a goal (which may start out with the actual act of movement).

In other words, I have got to get busy doing the things I really want to accomplish.  April is nearly over and I am not happy with my lack of real progress. 

I haven't driven a car with a stick shift in years, but I do believe that I still know how.  Now I just have to get my butt in gear and get moving.
The Good Stuff From Today:  brief airport run/visit with the Ogles; do-nothing day

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday = Home

I look forward to going away on vacays, because it usually means that I'm doing something fun with people I love.  We eat, we sleep, we do stuff, we eat some more, and we do more fun stuff - which might include more eating.  But then our time together ends, and we all head back to our respective homes.  And that's another kind of looking forward.

I look forward to getting back to my stuff, spending the day in my raggedy sweats, sleeping in my own bed, and catching up on all that stuff that I put to the side in order to go eat and do fun stuff with my buds.

So tonight I will get to sleep in my own bed and wear my usual scruffy togs.  Tomorrow I will try to sift through the mail and the bills and the laundry.  I will make lists and attempt to at least get even with my to-do lists.  But I'll keep the suitcase handy, because we have a 5K on the horizon, and it's not in town.

I'll just let you figure out where it is ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  Tusker House with Mathieu, Maribeth, and Everley; safe flight home; Steve's safe travel to California; Marilyn's safe arrival in Geneva

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Small World Saga Continues

So, while I was on the cruise this weekend, I got on the internet (for a fee) twice - mostly to catch up on gmail and facebook.  I noticed that Kat (who lives in Miami and who is an amazing friend and person whom I've really only met in person a handful of times) was at Disney World with her family.  From her pictures, it looked like they might be staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge, where I would be going after the cruise.  I considered emailing/facebooking her and telling her this information, but figured they would be headed back on Sunday, the day I would be headed to the resort, so I decided not to.  I figured I would write her later and tell her we passed on the road (and that her donations to Udderly Pink's silent auction raised over $250).

Anyhow, I got to the resort, met up with Mathieu and Maribeth, and then started my babysitting gig with Everley while her parents went on the resort safari.  We decided to take a stroller ride (because the room starts to shrink when you're with a one-year-old).  As we were headed back to our room, guess who we met in the hall?  Yep, Kat with her daughters Jessica and Rachel (they were searching for hidden Mickeys).  They were staying until Monday and in fact, were staying just a few doors down from us!

So, as I've stated many times before, small world, God-designed, blessings abound!

The Good Stuff From Today:  Being co-pilot on ride from ship to resort; room being almost ready upon arrival; Everley time; seeing Maribeth and Mathieu on their safari; seeing Kat and the girls in the hall

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Castaway Cay

It was truly my kind of day - breezy, not too hot, and overcast.  We had a brief sprinkle, but we had snagged a beach umbrella, so we were covered.  We stayed long enough for Marilyn and Lucy to get in the water (I had also snagged a hammock, so why should I go in the water?) and eat lunch, then we headed back to the ship for some rain forest room contemplation.  I didn't go to the dining room tonight, which means I never made it to any of the dining rooms to meet our dining staff.  That's what happens when you eat Palo on the first night - none of the other menus even sound appealing!!

And now for some pictures ...

Marilyn and Lucy and one of their beach locations.

Marilyn - she is having fun, even though she looks like she is screaming to get off ...

"Sneaky" picture with Mickey in his island wear.

My foot, my hammock, and my view of the island.
The Good Stuff From Today:  beautiful day at the beach; Lucy and Marilyn's lack of dinner stories; watching "Believe" with Marilyn and Lucy

Friday, April 19, 2013


Didn't go ashore.  Saw Atlantis from the ship - maybe one day I'll venture over there.  Didn't buy any Tanzanite or Del Sol or liquor to take back home.  Just stayed on board.  Watched as the last Disney cruisers managed to get back on ship - a group of women and girls.  Some of the ship's officers were waiting at the gangway, looking at their watches as the group meandered to the ship, taking their own sweet time.

It was an exciting port day ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  rainforest room; Cabanas dinner; Marilyn and Lucy's dinner stories

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Visiting My Pals For A Few Days ....

Other than the obvious ones, I'll also be meeting with Palo at least once...

Good thing I brought the stretchy pants ...

The Good Stuff From Today:  getting to the ship early; boiled shrimp lunch; dinner at Palo

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Next Thing ...

Just a few days of rest and relaxation with my sister Marilyn and my niece Lucy.  I would tell you where we are, but I think you can figure it out.  Tomorrow we shall change locations, to a location that will change as we stay longer.  I would tell you where that would be, but I think you can figure that one out, too.  I will say that it's possible that by this time tomorrow I might have had some chocolate souffle.

Just in case you still haven't figured out where I will be ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  chair return; safe flight; shopping and dinner with Lucy and Marilyn

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bingo-ed Out

So, tonight was our bingo night fundraiser for Udderly Pink, our 3-Day, 60-Mile breast cancer walk.  It was fun, it was exhausting, and it was everything in between.  We played bingo, we listened to Williams and Ree perform, and we had bids on the silent auction items.  In the end, we raised a bit over $1000 (I think - I'm not the accountant).  Of course, I took my camera but took no pictures, so you will have to imagine us running from room to room to check on bingo, on silent auction items, on the food, and on everything else.  We are all wiped from setup to cleanup, and extremely grateful to everyone who came, participated, ate, bingoed, and bid.

Now on to the next thing ...
The Good Stuff from Today:  Udderly Pink Bingo night and everyone who came; Lindley time; chair rental lady

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Sad Day

Every runner has a story.  Whether you're an elite runner or a back-of-the-packer, you have a purpose and a reason for crossing that start line.  For some, it's to reach a personal time record.  For others, it's simply to finish.  But for anyone who participates in a race, you're never really sure how your race will unfold and how it will end.

Today in Boston, nobody could have imagined the horrific end that occurred at the finish line around the four hour mark.  The elite runners had long finished, and the runners who were coming in were finishing with good times.  And then the finish line was rocked with two explosions.  Chaos and confusion ensued as people rushed to help those injured and make sense of the situation.

We're still days and perhaps weeks away from any explanation, if there could be one.  We don't know who would do such a horrible thing. It simply makes no sense.

I will never understand the hate and meanness that would cause a person to do this horrific thing.  All I can do is hope that the love and kindness shown today by so many as they raced to help the injured is remembered always.  Because in the end, the only thing that can ever overcome hate is love, which has to start with each of us, caring about each other, no matter what.
The Good Stuff From Today:  picking up Lindley from school; Lindley and Everley time; Maribeth picking up Calypso for dinner; safe flight for Steve to Tampa; Bill fixing Gdiz's chair

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Next Thing

It seems that often I am working toward "the next thing."  It's either the next project, or the next trip, or the next plan, or the next whatever.  I envision it like "the next thing" is a bridge over which time (which would be the water) is rushing underneath and past, while I am still trying to get to the next thing.

In other words, I never get there.  Just when I get to the next thing, there's another next thing just ahead of it, waiting for me to get to it.  Meanwhile, time just keeps rushing past while I just seem to look at it go.

In other words, it's the middle of April, which is four months into this year, and although I've gotten to lots of next things, there are still too many next things that I want to get to.  And time just keeps going past faster and faster.

So what shall I do?  First, I need to stop thinking about the next thing and focus on the right now.  There are bazillions of right now things that I can do and still slow down the right now so that I can appreciate each moment.  Because when you really think about it, this moment is the most important one.
The Good Stuff From Today:  3 miles with Karen and Sharon; Fido with Karen and Molly; Lindley and Everley time; airport run with Lindley to pick up Lynnette; Starbucks delivery via Sam who also took the cardboard to recycle; safe road trip home for Steve

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Just a Thought to Think On Today

"If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. That's the lesson.
That lesson alone, will save you a lot of grief.
Even doubt means don't."
- Oprah Winfrey -

The Good Stuff From Today: Lindley and Everley time; Mathieu and Maribeth bringing McAllisters for dinner; Molly bringing afternoon snacks and drinks by

Friday, April 12, 2013

One Thing Done, One Bazillion To Get Done

I spent most of today updating my race scrapbooks.  I haven't updated them since last year, so there was quite a bit to do.  Of course, what I consider "scrapbooking" basically means slapping the race bib and some pictures on a page and then putting it into the scrapbook.  Sort of like my "sewing" is more like pasting material together with thread.

Anyhow, it was good to finally get something big accomplished.  Too bad it's only one of many, many things that need to get accomplished.

Maybe tomorrow I'll get the floors mopped.  Or not ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  catching up on the race scrappys; dinner with Maribeth, Mathieu, Everley, Sam, and Lindley; beautiful spring day

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Just Another Thursday ...

Today I donated a pint of blood.  It was an easy transaction, because I had a competent technician (meaning she had done this before and wasn't reading the manual as she did it).  I only had to have one finger stick (a few times they had to stick two fingers because the first finger stick did not pass the finger stick test).  The funniest part (to me) was when completing the computer questionnaire, I had to check a new question asking if I had ever been pregnant.  When the tech reviewed the questions, she said, "So you've been pregnant before - can you give me the month, day, and year?"  Somehow 1986 seemed like forever ago.  Anyhow, I guess I passed that question, too, because soon I was off to get the big needle stick and watch the blood flow out of my arm (I sort of like watching that).

After that and a stop at Starbucks, I went home.  The rain soon started, so I just sort of did a little bit of nothing.  I accomplished a few tasks, but nothing monumental, like putting together the Ikea stuff or further prep for our Udderly Pink Bingo/Silent Auction coming up next Tuesday.  Or thinking about packing for the girls getaway with Marilyn and Lucy next week.  And I won't mention where we're going or what we're doing, because some people might think me redundant.

Today just think of me as a blood donor.  I will get more sympathy that way!
The Good Stuff From Today:  blood donation and the people there; rainy lazy day

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Bro-Sis Thing

Today is National Siblings Day.  I am blessed in that I have two of them - one of each gender.  One is older and one is younger (yes, that makes me the middle child, which is totally another blog post/therapy session).  Anyhow, here we are to the left, at my brother John's 49th birthday trip.  My sister Marilyn and I brought him down for a weekend with just the three of us - no spouses or kids.

Sure, we were probably making up for the last time the three of us were at Disney World - about 1974 - and our father wouldn't let us stay for the fireworks.  He wanted to "beat the traffic."  This time, we stayed for the fireworks!  It was also during the Food and Wine Festival, so we also celebrated by eating around the world. 

Anyhow, today is a good day to remember your siblings and the fun you've had throughout the years.  They're the people who know where you've come from, and can appreciate the most where you are now.  They're the people who will have your back and help you when you need it.  And if you're lucky, they can also be your best buds for fun - at any age.

Oh, and in case you're wondering where we started, here's a look - in case you were wondering who was the oldest!!

The Good Stuff From Today:  driveway dude; Everley time; getting stuff for bingo night; short workout with KB

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Turnabout Sucks ....

So, you know that person that always goes on and on about something that you personally find trivial but that person yaps about it on and on?  And every facebook post is about the same stupid mundane topic?  And it absolutely drives you crazy and you think you will scream if you have to hear/read another word on this subject by this same person?

At least until you realize you do the same thing, whether it's about your pathetic attempts to lose weight or find an interesting blog topic or some Disney trip or something?  And then you realize that you're that same person, only to somebody else?

Yeah, I never have realized that either ...
The Good Stuff from Today:  Steve's new grill delivery (to cook on, not for his teeth) and delivery dudes; Everley time; Steve's safe road trip home

Monday, April 8, 2013

And Then It Was Monday ... Again ...

There were a lot of things to get done today, and I got a lot of them complete.  There was dinner to make and a pie to bake and they got done.  There were tables to be picked up and items for the dump to be picked up, and they got done.  There were dishes to be washed and clothes to be washed and they got done.  Along the way there was some shopping and some reservations and some walking, and they got done.  So for a Monday, a lot got done. 

Not bad for a Monday ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  Checking many things off my to-do list; Lindley and Everley time; Lindley helping with cleaning up Everley; Mathieu's birthday dinner; watching the Cardinals win the basketball tournament

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Yesterday my father-in-law lost his best friend, Anne Wilson.  She was also his neighbor down the street and his girlfriend.  But most of all, she was the light of his life who helped him feel so much younger and more alive than his 96 years.

I didn't know Anne extremely well.  Our encounters were often random and quick, usually visiting when we were in Columbus or she was in Nashville and brought GDiz with her so they could each visit family.  But I can tell you this - she was always the same every time we met.  She was always smiling and laughing and enjoying whatever moment she was in.  She brightened up the room and the moment just by being in it, and the world seems a little less bright with her gone.

Anne passed away after a fall in her home.  We don't know why it was her time, but can rest in the faith that God knew, and because Anne was such a devout Christian and trusted God for everything, she would be content in knowing that God knows what is best.  But I believe, that if Anne could perhaps have left us all with a lasting message, it might be this:

My dearest friends and family,

I'm so sorry that I had to leave to quickly and unexpectedly.  I wish we had more time together, but I know that even though we don't have the answers we want, God has us all in His hands and has a plan for this.  While I am honored to be missed, please remember me in the way that I lived, loving each moment that God gave me on this earth.  Please remember me by going the extra mile, helping someone else along the way, giving an extra hug for someone who needs it, and most of all, loving each other as I love you all.  Through your tears, remember me with smiles and laughter and the sweet memories of all the special times we shared together.  But most of all, live each day as I would have, following the plan set forth in Psalm 118:24 - "This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it."  

I love you all - Love, Anne

Thank you Anne, for sharing your life with so many, and for making GDiz's life more wonderful than he could have ever hoped for.
The Good Stuff From Today:  Everley time; Molly bringing me pasta sauce

Saturday, April 6, 2013


To never have another yard sale, that is.  Today's yard sale was yucky.  We had the merchandise (junk and crap of all kinds), we had great weather (a cold start, but a beautiful warm up for the rest of the morning), and we had the shoppers (in spurts, but some spurts were pretty heavy).  So what made it yucky?  Just a few of the following:

  • The shopper who showed up on Thursday morning, when there was just an empty carport and no tables.  When I asked her if the Craig's List she read said the sale was on Thursday, she looked and admitted that it didn't.  And then she asked me if we had any kids clothes, which I confirmed that we did - but it was still in boxes.  Unpacked.
  • Shoppers who wanted to haggle every penny.  In other words, they could afford $2, but not $3.  Even when the desired merchandise was still in the store packaging, with the store purchase price on it, which was several times the $3 asking price.
  • Shoppers who wanted a "deal."  They had sixty-eleven things they wanted, but naturally didn't want to pay the price as it was added up - they wanted to pay about half.  Then when our hard-liner stood firm on a price, the shopper wanted to haggle about which items they wanted to buy.  When our hard-liner stood her ground, the shopper finally reached in her Gucci wallet and pulled a $20 bill out of the wad wedged in there, and then waited for her $2 in change.
  • Shoppers who would have paid the extra $1 for the purchase if we were raising money for brain cancer, but not breast cancer.
  • Shoppers who came 30 minutes after closing time, as we were packing up the leftovers, and wanted to pick through everything.  And then left with nothing.
And what did we like about today's sale?
  • Shoppers who bought anything without causing us stress.  There was no haggling, no pouting - just figuring up the total and paying it.  All $5 worth.
  • The kids (all 97 of them who came together in one car) who put in money in our tips jug and kept buying the candy and little stuff for a quarter.
  • The dude who came back and bought the desk.  And then proceeded to take it apart himself in order to get it in his car.
  • The fact that we made some money, although far less than we had hoped.  At least we made some.
  • The couple who have the recycle place that came and got ALL the leftover stuff (which included about a zillion boxes of clothes) even though they couldn't take the crutches because they were used medical supplies.
  • The fact that we all have forever sworn off yard sales as fundraisers.  Not sure what we will do, should the need arise - it just won't involve us, a table full of junk, and a haggler across the table trying to buy anything.
So there you have it.  Yard Sale 2013 in the books.  The End.  I hope ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  Molly bringing breakfast from Sonic; Karen helping put out the signs; Jo stopping by with a bag of stuff; Adam helping break down tables and getting lunch; Lindley and Everley time

Friday, April 5, 2013

We're Ready ...

... well, at least the stuff is out for the yard sale tomorrow.  And I hate it already!!!  Oh well, all that's left is to put out the signs, but not until tomorrow morning, lest someone see them and make a late-night shopping trip!!

The Good Stuff From Today:  table delivery dudes; Sam and Mathieu getting the truck and unloading the storage sheds; Sharon and sister, Micaela, Molly, and Karen helping unload, sort, and price

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Yup, It's Been That Kind of Day ...

... and I'm not a big fan of roller coasters! 
The Good Stuff From Today:  House neatened  up; seeing Rusty at Kroger; yard sale meeting with Molly; UP sign updated; posters picked up and completed

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Saturday's Coming!

On Saturday, Udderly Pink will be having a yard sale to raise money for our 3-day, 60-mile walk for breast cancer.  This would be lovely, except for two things:  first, it's at my house, and second, I hate yard sales.  Today was the first day to start getting ready for the yard sale, which involved clearing out the sunroom, which involved shoving everything that's not for sale (the toddler trampoline, the numerous trikes and assorted toddler playthings, and other sunroom furniture) to one corner and covering it all with sheets.  I also had to take down all the "artwork" from the sunroom walls.  Why?  Because if it's within eyesight, the yard sale attendees will ask if it's for sale.  In fact, they will probably ask anyway, if they can go behind the sheets to see what's there.  In fact, they'll probably ask to buy the sheets!!

But I digress.  In addition to preparing the sunroom, I also had to start hauling stuff (aka yard sale treasures) to the sunroom.  Yesterday I started by dragging stuff from upstairs, most of which was stuff I had dragged upstairs months ago.  That was the easy part.  I also headed to the first of two storage sheds that have been holding boxes and boxes of stuff that we boxed up during our house remodel.  The storage sheds are also holding boxes and boxes of stuff that my kids boxed up during their house remodels.  In other words, one trip yielded about 10% of what's there.  Which means more trips, which should be a great thing, having so much stuff, but it really means unboxing, sorting, and pricing (which I am the worst at, which is why I am NEVER in charge of pricing, lest I sell everything by the truckload for $1). 

Luckily for me, my Udderly Pink team will be there alongside, helping to unpack, clean, sort, and price.  And hopefully by the end of the morning, we'll have a lot of money for breast cancer research, treatment, and support.  And one day, breast cancer will be cured and I won't have any more yard sales.  Win-Win for everyone!!
The Good Stuff From Today:  Everley time; getting stuff cleaned up (sort of); first load from storage; sunroom ready

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

And Then She Turned One ...

I have no idea how she got to be one year old so quickly!
The Good Stuff From Today:  getting the upstairs cleaned up; chicken dinner with Maribeth, Mathieu, and Everley

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools Day

Hate it.  Hate practical jokes and surprises.  Hate sneaky people and what basically amounts to a day of lies.  Hate the pranks, the tricks, and all of it.  Hate reading crap and believing it and then find out that it's all fake.  Hate it!!

I was going to give you a brief history about this day, but after doing some research, there was way to much information, so I quit reading.  I guess I hate it so much that I don't even want to spend any extra minutes reading about it!

So instead of playing pranks and telling lies, I ate Reeses peanut butter Easter eggs (on sale) and Cheetos.  Tomorrow I will wake up and find that it was a prank that I played on myself.

Oh well, at least it is a prank that I enjoyed today ...
The Good Stuff From Today:  Two miles walk with Everley in the neighborhood; Starbucks delivery via Mathieu; Everley's family birthday party; Lindley and Everley time; Steve and Sam cooking Bubba burgers on the grill; phone chat with KB; tables booked for Saturday