Monday, August 27, 2007
I'm sure this says a lot about my personality. No matter how much I love or long to be organized it does not really come natural to me. I doesn't matter that HGTV sends me organization e-mails or that a book on the subject peaks my interest, not even that the Container store is one of my favorite places. It just isn't me.
Why do I not know these unknowns? Am I just spoiled to a world with lots of reminders? How do you organize the things in life you can't even remember exist? I wish somewhere in my education (K- college) I would have had a class on these things, like commonly overlooked things101. I am pretty sure it would have served me better than Geology or even Chemistry, after all I was a Fashion merchandising major and obviously not really interested in science. Chances are something like this existed and I just some how missed that too. So just in case you are like me here is a friendly reminder to assess, the number is in the phone book. And even if you have already done it for this year go ahead and put it on the calandar for January, I did.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
This is a picture I took a few years ago at the market, but it fit because we did get several peppers today and.....
3 lb. sweet potatoes
1 1/2 multicolored new potatoes
roasted sweet peppers
speckled butter beans
whole wheat pasta
cheese, now certified organic
fresh side bacon, this is bacon with no nitrates or nitrites---by the way i have no clue what that means, but I just shook my head as he explained. I'll let you know how it goes over.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I wish I could pretend this was an isolated incident with Campbell and the Cheetos, but over the past 4 days he has lived on Cheetos, cake, bagels, and grilled cheese- maybe a few grapes. He has been a happy boy. Reese was pretty happy too, she made friends with anyone who had a chip.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
In the last picture my parents are attempting, but failing, a trick I learned watching Americas Next Top Model.
...from Outer Space. When we arrived home on Thursday Wilson had a gift waiting on the stairs. Our sweet neighbors pass some things down to him when their little boy outgrows them. This time it was a bicycle helmet. In my opinion it is far too hot to be out riding a bicycle, really to be doing anything but swimming. Because of this I thought we could put it away for a few weeks until it cools down a bit, but Wilson had other plans. He has always enjoyed pretending, for about 6 months when he was 2 he would only respond when you called him Buzz Lightyear. So for the past 4 days he has been Commander Wilson from Outer Space. My favorite part is the aviator sunglasses, which he actually takes off when he goes outside.
The picture is as we are walking out the door this morning on the way to church. I am actually a little picky about what he wears to church, other days I let him pick out what he wants, but we all need some accessories.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Anyway on Tuesday I had talked Pete into watching the boys and my mom into driving with me to Pine Bluff. What? you might be asking why PB? It is not close to HS and lets face it that when you think of thing to do with a day off from your children this does not top the list, but I really wanted to go. Sometime last year we discovered that what use to be a Gap in the Pines mall had turned into a gap Outlet and both times I have been they had great stuff. So I planned. i had Alison's list of clothes her kids need for the fall and a mental list for my kids. It took my mom and I about an hour and a half, a small price to pay for a good deal and it was 1st Tuesday so we would get an extra 10% off. The only problem was that while I was at the Pines mall, the Gap Outlet is not. I could feel my body temperature rise. Why did they close this store. First McCain mall and then this. I learned three lessons. #1.. if you are traveling a great distance or going out of your way to go somewhere, make sure it exists. #2.. no real reason to go to the Pines mall, well unless you live in Pine Bluff. #3 If something like this seems to good to be true, it probably is..last time Alison and I went we couldn't believe all the deals and how uncrowded it was.
I am laughing now, but I might have cried a little that day. I'll just blame the tears on the heat, man it is hot!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Oh and we even got a picture. We decided it was the first time we had a photo session without tears. Very exciting.