Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Will I Ever Grow Tired Of Three Day Weekends?

This week was fairly uneventful. Lot's of family time spent outside despite the oppressive heat thanks to a fan! Marshall is acquiring his sea legs....and fast. Not only is he jumping in the deep end and swimming without his swimmies, he is now turning front flips underwater. No nose partial to the side kind of flip....I mean a flip. I cannot believe how fast he turned from a land lubber to a dolphin.

1. On vacation, I like to literally do nothing. Make a small breakfast, sit by the pool/ocean, have a few adult cocktails, get in the pool/ocean, eat small dinner, and just hang out all week without a watch!

2. I don't really enjoy swimming in the ocean. Too many creepy crawlies and sand in your crotch!

3. One of my favorite vacation spots was Costa Rica. We were on the pacific side and not only was it breathtaking but extremely relaxing.

4. I truly feel the full moon makes people do weird things. If it controls the tide, why could it not affect us in some way.

5. Up, up and away in my beautiful Zeppelin.

6. Bananas; I actually worked the name of this fruit into a 20 minute conversation four times. Must be a world record.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a fire in the outdoors and relaxing with the family, tomorrow my plans include taking my new running shoes for a spin around this side of Cookeville and Sunday, I want to lament the last day off of my weekend.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Summer Summer

Just wanted to share some really cool action shots from my new camera. It can take 2 pictures per second.....awesome!!! I will really begin to appreciate this during sporting events. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did taking them.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekend Closer

Wow, just when I thought I couldn't be more non-productive on a weekend, I totally outdo myself. I am such an overachiever!!! I went all out on Friday taking the family to the little water park thingie in the thriving metropolis of McMinnville and it was all downhill after that. Saturday consisted of laziness to the nth degree followed by a wedding reception for one of my assistants. I was looking fabulous in my fav black and white sundress (ad nauseam) but it was hot as hell and I thought I was going to die. I never thought I could actually yearn/pray/beg for a breeze, current, draft, gust, zephyr, whiff, waft, flurry or puff of air. I think we had to swim to the car...gotta love summer.
We decided not to take the boat out today due to the oppressive heat. 100 degree+ heat on a boat is not any fun. I don't care that you are surrounded by water!!
In closing, some pics of the kids, the garden, and our first two tomatoes of the season....woo hoo.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mid Afternoon Fill Ins

This is the first opportunity I have had today to actually be on a computer so I am late on the draw! Anyway, I had the pleasure of sleeping in until 6:30 in the morning. My eldest was the one who woke me up and since we were both up at a decent time...we decided to go for a run. It was short (2 miles) but enjoyable. I am glad Michael has decided to 'own' his position on the cross country team and take the training part into his own hands. Next, we packed a bag and cooler and headed to McMinnville...why you ask...because they have a pretty cool civic complex complete with huge pool (with water fun features, water slides and high/low dives), tennis courts, batting cages, and large playground. Since it is only 4 dollars to get in we like to take the kids and head out. Four hours later....I am finally home and exhausted. It is amazing how tired sitting by a pool, reading People magazine, and sipping Diet Coke can be!!! Off we go.....

1. I wish my children's bedtime was 6:58.

2. It was the reason, of course, we decided to walk on the trail through the woods.

3. Attempting to blog incessantly is something I no longer feel the need to do.

4. I have another errand to run, then into my comfy summer evening at home clothes, a glass of wine and my favorite cigar (Monte Cristo) on the patio.

5. I wasn't the last one to wear it...just go find it!

6. What were once vices have become comfortably incorporated into my life~~

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to our Friday chicken/spinach artichoke pizza and chillin', tomorrow my plans include a wedding reception for my assistant, and Sunday, I want to enjoy Father's Day with Mike and the kids on the boat in the oppressive heat!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Beginning Of A Three Day Weekend

Hopefully this Friday is the kickoff to the next several Fridays I plan on taking off. If all goes as planned, my vacation will be spread out over the entire summer instead of one fatal swoop of a week, i.e. no workie on Fridays for the next six weeks!
A brief catch up of the past week or two in bullet form (ode to Crystal) as this is my favorite way.
  • Michael is officially finished with elementary school and shall grace the threshold of middle school next month. It is unfathomable his five years at Capshaw are over. Fourth grade had a lovely graduation ceremony and were presented with awards. I would like to say that all children did not receive awards but mine received two. (yes, this is shameless bragging). First he was awarded the President's Award for Educational Excellence and second he received an award for having an A/B average. Must take after his extremely intelligent mother.
  • Michael started Cross Country practice last Monday and seemed very excited about it. He said it kicked his butt however I think he is going to see this as a challenge instead of giving up because it is hard..which is something he has a tendency to do.
  • I finally received the tome of an owner's manual for my new Rebel XT camera...Holy Crap it reads like an owner's manual! I am going to cheat a little and take a photography class at the local college and have someone just spell it out for me and hold my hand. I am looking forward to taking my own pictures of the family and not having to pay someone else a ridiculous sum to do so.
  • Marshall finished his first season of soccer with a thud. We had to beg him to even get out on the field. Michael on the other hand finished with an amazing game and blocked the tie breaker the other team had attempted. It was Michael (as goalie) against one person from the other to man....less than 20 feet away and he stuffed it right back in his face. I was a nervous wreck

1. Being pampered at a day spa feels great.

2. The solution is usually simple yet we try to make it complicated.

3. Every night it is really hard for me to fall asleep.

4. How about people making more of an effort to mind their own business.

5. Being a little selfish and stealing a little time for yourself is something I highly recommend!

6. Imagine there's no countries, it isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for...

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to chillin' with my mom, tomorrow my plans include swimming and stealing some me time and Sunday, I want to hopefully get something accomplished even though I have no idea what that will be.

Friday, June 4, 2010

You Know What Day It Is.....

Once again....I have been busier than a one armed well digger! The only thing keeping me afloat is the fact that I have four day work weeks through the summer. I wish I could just take the whole summer off and hang out with the kids but I don't think that is in the cards.
This morning I discovered a tear in my right contact. Needless to say my depth perception is all askew and most things are blurry. This ought to make for an interesting day of home health and driving! Look out if you are in the Cookeville area.

1. Anywhere sandy and sunny is my favorite place to travel to. (I am pretty easy to please when it comes to vacations)

2. When I think about my childhood, I often remember having my season passes to Opryland. That was sweet chicken.

3. Respect and trust makes for a good friend.

4. The wind in the trees, the rain on my skin, the lightening in the sky....I guess I should go inside.

5. The weekend is so exciting!

6. My best friend knows pretty much everything about me. That is pretty scary.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to swimming and making homemade pizza, tomorrow my plans include setting up camp at the soccer field, and Sunday, I want to hopefully chill on the boat for a while.