Thursday, October 23, 2008

What a difference 10 years makes

This time 10 years ago (9:36am) I was in PAIN, and lots of it. I was 8 minutes away from delivering my third, and last baby. What I didn't know at that time was that she'd be a she. I had my two sweet boys and was waiting to see if this new one was "C" or "C". (She was "C"!) Parts of the last ten years have gone by slowly, but mostly it's been a zero to 60 in 8 seconds kind of feeling. Wow.

C wanted to take cookie sandwiches to share with her class today. We made chocolate chip cookies last night until midnight. (Well, I stayed up until midnight.) Since I fell asleep on the couch waiting on the last sheet of cookies to cool, I didn't get icing made. Thank GOD we had icing in the cupboard. (Good thing there were VBS leftovers). This morning I checked the can for allergy warnings because C's friend K can't have nuts. All clear! So I slapped the icing between two cookies and placed them in Autumn themed cupcake papers. Viola!

B1's soccer game last night ended well for his team. On to the next round in the Sectionals tourney. Last night they beat a team they'd lost to in regular season. Saturday they play a team they beat in regular season. I wonder how that will turn out?!?!? I don't think I should show up, since as soon as I arrived at last Saturday's game, the other team scored 2 and later won the game. (This was a different tourney, and B1's team was playing a team they'd already beaten in regular season! They were playing for 4th place then. Earlier in that tournament they lost to a team they'd beaten in the regular season. See why I wonder about Saturday!?!?!)

B2 is such a difficult child at times. He argued with me this morning about dressing up to see a performance in M-town today. I gave him JEANS and a plaid shirt. That's not dressing up! That's just dressing. @@ That child wears me out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Here we come a caroling . . .

So I've been thinking lately about the upcoming holidays.

I read the forums at Magical Holiday Home, and try like heck to keep up with these ladies who keep Christmas all year through. They don't leave their decorations up 24-7-365; they just are always preparing so that they are ready and not stressed when the Holidays arrive. I want to be them. I just have trouble executing the plans because one or more of B1,B2, or C's activities gets in my way.

I am going to do a fast get it together month in November. I do not host Thanksgiving, therefore, I will do my very best for my home to be in total order by Turkey Day (my actual favorite holiday), so that Black Friday can be spent shopping from wee hours to wee hours. My Saturday of that weekend will see me sleeping in just a little and then hitting the Christmas decorations with full force! After Church on Sunday I will get back into it. Of course, everyone will be on board to help, whether they want to or not. With M's family coming the next weekend to do our "Family Christmas", decorating will need to be completed by bedtime Sunday!


Soon I'll be entertaining you with my thoughts and ideas for Holiday decorating. Sounds fun, no?!?!?!?

The above is a picture of the Living Room tree last Christmas, just to get you in the mood.

Another day, another day

The FSU Homecoming parade was last night. Lots of interesting floats that made my friend C and I wonder if the theme for Homecoming this year had something to do with a bar. Another friend suggested that it was just a general college theme and had nothing to do with Homecoming specifically.

But I digress. The real highlight of the parade, for me anyway, was B1's Band performance in the parade. His band was the best in the parade. Always is. :)

C is having her school picture taken today. We rolled her hair last night, and got all the clothes ironed and ready to go. Then we had a small issue with tights this morning, but it ended fine.

B2 is limping, as his hamstrings are sore. (Soccer practice last night) He can be a bit dramatic with this kind of stuff so I'm never sure exactly how bad he's feeling. He wrapped it and went to school.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Can you stand the excitement?

So, this is it: My first ever entry.

What great words of wisdom can I offer? What will make everyone want to read this?

I have nothing.

B2 hasn't even said anything share-worthy lately. I can usually count on him.

C 's birthday is in 2 days. The big double digit one. Yikes. She's asked for, of all things, cheese pizza from Papa John's for dinner. Yuck. I can't wait for that.

B1 has soccer after school, then a parade, then a performance at a Nursing home.

Gosh, we're boring people.