Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Fill Ins

1. I was lost in the woods after I wandered off the trail.

2. I lost my train of thought and left my book in the rain.

3. Why does hindsight seem to be my worst enemy.

4. Interesting ways to be creative were in my thoughts today.

5. One of my father's favorite sayings was "you can hang up now."

6. Leaving breathless --I know that feeling!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finally having time to blog, tomorrow my plans include supposedly soccer but with monsoon season upon us in Cookeville it will probably be just a movie and Sunday, I want to most likely take the boat to church with all the rain we are supposed to get.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yes, I Am Still Alive!

Forgive me and my media silence. Nothing is tragedy..just busy. I am also trying to spend about 20 minutes a day on the computer which cuts into my blogging time considerably. It is utterly amazing how much I can get done when I am not sitting on my tookus in front of a computer screen.

  • Michael and Marshall had their first soccer games of the season on Saturday. Michael's team slaughtered their opponents. I am so silly about really beating a team in a sporting event. It's OK to win but goal after becomes sad more than anything else. Marshall scored the first goal of his game during the first 'play'. I will follow that with the fact the field is about as big as my living room (I actually think my room is bigger!) and there isn't a goal keeper. He followed that up by spitting, head butting and checking other kids on his team for the remainder of the game. I guess we need to learn focusing skills.
  • The tomato and pepper plants I started from scratch (made the seed and everything, ha ha) are doing well. We lost 2 of the 26 tomato plants but that is not too bad. We also planted a blueberry bush and I am keeping my fingers crossed for a fruitful harvest. Love love love blueberries.
  • Marshall's tube placement and adenoid removal is scheduled for May 5th. I am not real excited about anesthetizing him again but I am equally not thrilled about the hearing loss which would become permanent in about 6 more months.
  • Well, I realize this is an extremely boring update but I do have a couple of patients today and the sooner I get started the sooner I get home. I will try to be more diligent next week with posts but one of my assistants will be in Jamaica for a week (I hate him!) which means my two other assistants and myself get to absorb his treatments plus whatever evaluations come in for me. Not really complaining just stating! I am very thankful for my job.
1. I'd like one full day all to myself to get all the little things done around the house along with the motivation to actually do it.

2. One of my most favorite romantic memories is well.....I don't really think I can share it with anyone, quite frankly....that is between Mike and I!! :) Does the bag of French Onion SunChips he had waiting on my pillow on Tuesday night when I returned home from Bunco count as romanticism? They are my favorite!

3. Last night, I had spinach dip at Cheddars for dinner. I really wasn't that hungry after my 3 mile run in the heat.

4. Sorry for the times I tend to throw an adult, only child, mini-temper tantrum.

5. Can we go on vacation now?

6. One of my worst temptations is do I have to name one??? Quite frankly any type of fast food, speeding, sarcastic comments, buying shoes; all of these things are hard to resist!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my weekly chicken pesto pizza from Papa Murphys, tomorrow my plans include setting up a tent on the soccer field (not literally) because we will be there all day; and Sunday, I want to hmmmm, I don't know what I want to do. Let the wind take me where it wants!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Speed of Light Travel

Why is it that days off go 100 times quicker than any other day? I would really appreciate someone figuring this out. My four day weekend felt more like a quick day trip and I hate that. Update:

  • We finished up our mini-mini vacation Saturday and made the whopping 1.5 hour drive home. Other than Marshall having one small vomitting incident, it was all good.
  • I have finally succumbed to my addiction of the Real Housewives of New York and watched all the episodes On Demand I was lacking. It is like watching a train wreck, you really should look away but can't make yourself.
  • I don't have any cutsy putsy pictures of my family all dressed up for Easter service. We usually don't go to church on Easter because of the overwhelming attendance. It still baffles me that people don't go all year and then, BOOM, it will make it right if we go 'this day'. So I stay home, protest, and have my own time with my Maker.
  • The kid's dyed eggs on Saturday night for the Easter Bunny to hide Sunday morning only he was golfing so the boiled eggs could not be hidden until magically during the middle of the day! (wow, that is a really long sentence)
  • I wrapped up my beautiful Easter afternoon with pressure washing. I am not sure why I enjoy doing it but the porch and patio look fabulous. I wonder if this counts as exercise?

Some pics.....see Facebook for more!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Fill Ins

****This entry was actually typed yesterday but due to the crappy WiFi at the resort that kept waxing and waning while I was typing, I gave up, voiced a mild profanity and shut the computer!

Having a fabulous time at Wilderness and the kids are getting to have the time of their lives (so far in their little lives!) Michael just HAD to play in the arcade to volley for enough tickets to get a boomerang. 'A ball never comes back ofter you throw or kick it' he said....makes perfect sense to me. During one of his early attempts to win a few of the 100 tickets necessary to get said throwing implement....he won 1000 tickets! He was stunned...psyched, and he just stood there! The little things, right? On an off note, the microwave in our room has a sensor to know when the microwave popcorn is ready and it doesn't time it...weird!!!!! I suppose my children are not the only ones who are easily amused by the seemingly simple.

On a not so good side note, I found out yesterday the husband of one of the girls I used to work with was killed in a freak accident. He was only 33 with a 12 year old and an 8 year old. He was clearing off some trees on their property and somehow one of the trees gave but didn't break. After he passed over it with the tractor, it snapped back and hit him in the back of the head. That was it! Please pray for the poor grieving family this Easter. Then, count your blessings.

1. All you need is love, so they say!

2. A good slapstick comedy fills me with laughter.

3. Each generation, as it grows up, gets less respectful, spoiled and feels entitled.

4. Abuse to children of any kind is something I have a hard time dealing with.

5. A trip to Wilderness at the Smokies is what I need.

6. Give of yourself without an expectation of a return and you get back.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to some Mexican food alfresco tomorrow my plans include further overstimulation at the waterpark, a safe drive home, and spending time with my mom and dad and Sunday, I want to hunt Easter eggs, chow down on some Easter grub and remember the reason we this holiday exists to start with.