Saturday, February 27, 2010

Coffee and A Little Cream...

It is Saturday!
Glorious Saturday!
The weather is just fantastic here in Atlanta.
But...
Yawn...coffee please.
Oh wait, I have coffee.
Coffee without my Italian Sweet Cream
It should be a crime not to have your favorite coffee creamer in the house.
Wait, I think it is a crime in 16 states...
but alas, not in Georgia.
Guess I need to get my butt to the store.
Do you need me to pick anything up for you?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What Kept Me Up Last Night

If I was being judged on my ability to fall asleep last
night, I am afraid I would have been given a .005
on a scale from 0 to 100.
Yes, I watched a bit of ladies figure skating
last night in which our little girl scored the highest
ever of her career which is why I thought this scoring system worked well.
I also managed to watch all of the episodes of The Office
that air on Tuesday nights on TBS.
I learned how Jim and Pam finally got engaged.
Having Tivo in your bedroom is probably not a good idea.
Anyway, after turning off the TV, snuggling my
pillows, fan blowing in my face, I try to drift off to sleep.
And then...POW! This enters my brain...
How many beers can you name in 60 seconds?
I am not kidding you. Would I write about this if if wasn't real?
So, I play along with my fragmented brain activity at 1:00 am.
Bud
Bud Light (easy, right?)
Miller
Miller Light
Pabst Blue Ribbon (remember, I grew up in Chicago)
Dos Equis
Amber Boc k(now I am getting into the fancy beers)
Amstel
Amstel Light (I love that just about every beer has a light version)
Heineken
Sapporo
and then I come to a screeching halt...
What is the name of the beer I have in the fridge that I like?
Castle?
Castleberry?
No, not right at all.
I swear at least 45 minutes passed on the clock before Newcastle Brown Ale came to mind.
Right! How could I forget that?
Ok, I am ready to settle in and cross over in some really great rem sleep now.
Nope.
The record light comes on and I am wondering what in the heck am I recording?
On goes the tv again....
to find that I am recording
Frost/Nixon.
I hope it will be worth it.
Needless to say, I finally fell fast asleep
and awoke to the sounds of the landscapers trimming the hedges around the complex.
Blast...no rest for the wicked.



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Day In The Life of Jack

My cute little Grand Boy loves his "choo choo".
We play "choo choo" all day long.
It is so fun to watch his development. At first, he simply
could not put the track together or place Thomas on the tracks.
But now, he can attach the tracks and place some of the engines
on the tracks.
Being a Grand Mom is such a blessing!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Surprise Weekend

Not how I thought I would be spending my weekend....
Visiting my husband in the hospital...
His cellulitis went out of control and required
IV antibiotics. Between mega pain meds and
now class three antibiotics, he's beginning to get a little
better. However, surgery may be required to
removed as much of the infection as possible.
Good times.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

$5 Dollar...$5 Dollar...$5 Dollar....

$5 dollar for 2 dozen roses!
Really!
Whole Foods ended up being
overstocked for Valentines Day
due to our bad weather when people opted
to stay inside.
Lucky for me, I picked up this gorgeous bunch of red roses
for the price of a foot long sandwich!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Multi Tasking

On Sunday, I grabbed a box of chocolate cake mix and whipped up some cupcakes.
After they cooled and were iced, I ran over to my Cricut to add a little
holiday charm.

With a piece of scrap paper and my trusty cartridges,
I found the heart I wanted to use and ordered my machine to
produce 6 hearts.
Next, I poured through my huge inventory of stamps and
found this charming stamp by Stamps by Judith.
Voila!

Now for today. Whew! I feel as though it should be 11 PM. Off to an early
meeting with the staff at Whole Foods! I picked up some ground
bison for my lasagna. Of course, I could never just pick up
one item, so $55 later, I finally hit the road.

When I walked in the door, I spied my husband's ever growing chin.
Red. Swollen. Painful. I said get your butt to the ER.
After a small fortune later, he was diagnosed with Cellulitis. Had he waited
yet another day, the ER doc said he would have looked like a pumpkin
by tomorrow. Poor baby!

Back to the store to drop off his two new prescriptions.
Thank you, Publix for the free antibiotics, a public service
you launched over 3 years ago.

Now, I am enjoying the little bit of time left until Jack wakes up.

At least I smell the lasagna sauce simmering off in the distance!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Things I Love...

my hubby
my little girl
my little boy
my baby
my SIL
my baby sister
niece
nephew
BIL
sunsets
Denzel Washington
smell of home made bread
rainfall
mountains
pine trees
cabins
fireplaces
roaring fires
roasted tomatoes
Matthew Perry
new slippers
old slippers
socks from The Gap
anything size 16
ocean breezes
Disney
beagles
123 Marks Style
Chicago Pizza from Uno's
Arizona
sunny days
the river
parks with my grand boy
reconnecting with my cousin
Will, Grace and Jack
my mommy
my old job
Mountaineers
crisp air
moon light
autumn
crunchy leaves
spring
dogwood blossoms
winter
snow
summer
heat
big swimming pools
painted toes
sandals

What do you love?






Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Outside

A winter wonderland in Atlanta? It's true!
Look at the wonderment we enjoyed today.

I absolutely love photos like this.
To me, this speaks of a serenity.
Days like this should be bottled to use on a future
date to draw from when one needs a calming moment.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow In Atlanta

It just started coming down like crazy. If it keeps up like this...
we will have several inches on the ground in no time!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Got Nothing

I have absolutely nothing to write about these days.

Is it the dreary winter we are experiencing?
I am yearning for spring.

Where were the crocus this year?
I missed them. Did they come and go without saying hi?

Do I really spy a bud of some kind on the tree on the corner or is it just
wishful thinking?

I am so enamored with the extra sunlight these days.

I finally introduced myself to the treadmill and the elliptical machine.
I guess all is not lost.

LOST!
Lost is on tonight. Something to look forward to!

Florida is in 5 weeks.

I am hoping that my daughter actually won a trip to the Lodge at PW's
and is waiting to surprise me next weekend.

Did I tell you I live in a dreamland most of my waking hours?

Until I have something noteworthy....

Adieu!



Saturday, February 6, 2010

Just An Update

I have been remiss relative to my blog these days.
My mind has been consumed with the task at preparing
several wedding invitations and other such items
for a friend of my daughter's.
Upon being asked to take on this task, I was
immediately honored, however, very quickly
I felt a bit of panic and the extreme sense of
overwhelming doubts.
But....
I quickly wrapped my brain around this project
and began planning.
On Tuesday, I meet with the bride to be to present my ideas to her.

Perhaps, things will settle down after Tuesday.
I've been so focused that I missed a local tea party at Joyce's.
I am so sorry Joyce!
My little Pumpkin is just growing like a little weed and eating me out of
house and home!
A typical day requires two breakfasts for little Jack. We start off
with Cheerios, followed an hour later by cheesy eggs.
After his 2 hour nap, I fix him vegetables, fruit and maybe mac and cheese.
This holds him over until about 4 o'clock when he demands more than a snack!
Jack is already in the 95 percentile for height and only 35 percentile on weight.
Needless to say, he wears his pants like so many of the young teenagers these days.
Can you say suspenders???
Until the next time I have inspiration!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What The?

My hair is getting curlier and curlier.
And that is all I have to say about that subject.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine's Day Preview

Well, maybe you don't! It is not really that obvious, but regardless, here goes!
Let me present the big reveal to you.
Here is what I have been working on in January.
My Valentine's Day Memory Box...

I'm thinking of calling myself
The Box Lady!
However, I have already
named my Etsy site
It's Just Paper!

The paper is so bright and cheery and
just the perfect way to express
love!

Happy Early Valentine's Day!