Monday, March 21, 2011

Gonna Pack My Bags

heard a song last night.
it started out with, "gonna pack my bags"
I really have that feeling.
wanting to pack my bags
go somewhere.
I need a change of scenery
a change of pace
someplace where I can be happy
where I can smell the ocean
feel the sunshine on my face
somewhere I can breath
where I can recharge
and smile

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Its a very good week

This week is a very good week. Let me tell you the reasons why...

~ its 6 pm and it is still light out! I love longer days!

~ bills are paid and hubby is looking at yet another job :)
he has been super busy and tho I may pout when I don't get to see him
much, I do thank my Heavenly Father for a husband who is willing to work
hard and long to support our Pack

~ last week was a super hard week for me, Monday night (7th) I said good bye to a very dear friend of ours. So last week was funeral plans, ordering flowers, comforting the Pack who had just lost a man that they had loved like a grandpa. It was very hard. this week can only be better

~ the snow is melting!!

~ and my roof is NOT dripping!!! YAY!!! thank you girls for shovelling the roof after the last few snowfalls!!

~ I went shopping today. and spent very little. :) cuz we need very little.

~ I am very content with needing little. wanting little.

~ I love that the Pack was super ready to get done with school after Christmas break.
now we are focusing on our garden!!

~ I went to the library yesterday. and checked out a TON of books

~ and 2 cookbooks :)

~ we had cinnamon bites for breakfast this morning. I served them in coffee cups. Of course I topped them with my version of cinnabon icing :)

~ then I was feeling especially happy so I drove to the big city and brought some to HH and his partner at work.

~ it made them smile, which made me very happy :)

~ then I went shopping

~ and bought very little

~ that made me smile :D

~ I have been a super good wife and mama this week and have served fresh veggies and/or fruit at every meal, I have served well balanced meals all week (its only Wednesday, alot can change :P ).

~ I am so very in love with HH and he makes me smile :)

I love spring. It makes me happy to see people come to life after a long winter.
I heard geese flying overhead today. One more sign of spring!
Oh!! Guess what I did today??? I washed windows!! and they look so pretty!!

*Yes, I know I know. its only mid march and we can still get snow in April, but that snow will melt quickly and the end is in sight! so let me be deliriously happy!!*

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hump Day

ever notice how that phrase is really a very vulgar phrase? Yeah, I have too. But I am once again totally drawing a blank for a post title :P so I am resorting to vulgar ;)

Yesterday was a very hard day. I was sad. And tears were never far away from my eyes.

All she had to do was run down the stairs, giggle and twirl and the waterworks would start. My little Blue Eyed Angel Baby. I see her running down the stairs in my memories, giggling, twirling to show me her ballerina moves, with her wild curly hair flowing around her. Now she comes running down the stairs, giggling and twirling to show me her straightened hair. She has decided she does not like her beautiful curly hair, she straightens it every day. I miss her curls.

14 is still a very scary number for me. Silly isn't it? I have a 15 yr old, and yet, Blue Eyes turns 14 and I turn into a simpering fool.
*Topic change~ tears are starting to flow :P*
Beans has been begging for permission to get something done with her hair. Not just a cut and style. Nope, she wants a total new look. Dark dark dark hair with purple highlights. HH and I have agreed to let her try it. I know. Total shocker. We'll see if we regret it. ;)
*Topic Change*
I love watching the Pack grow up to be great kids. ( I know I know, I was just whining and crying and carrying on about Blue Eyes turning 14, now I love watching them grow up... I'm crazy I guess ;) They are FUN kids to hang out with :) I love that they see someone in the store that they know, adults, and they stop and carry on conversations with them. Real conversations. Not just, "um, yeah, yeah, I guess" as their eyes dart everywhere but at said adults face. They aren't embarrassed to see their uncles or cousin in the store. They run up to them , give them hugs and ask them how they are doing, how work is going, they introduce themselves to their uncles or cousins staff.
It still surprises me when I see 3 teenage girls across the store, laughing, giggling, sometimes helping an older person find something or reach something, stopping to talk to a little baby in shopping cart. The whole time with smiles on their faces. Then I realize they are my girls and I smile. Those amazing girls are MINE! and I love seeing who they are growing up to be :)
But it still floors me that I can possibly be old enough to have girls that are that beautiful, that mature, that responsible, that OLD!
I think I may have to go lock myself in my room with a box of kleenex and feel sorry for myself.
And pray for sunshine. Its my happy drug ya know ;)