This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

20 mth old + Braves' game = bad

Well, not exactly BAD but a waste of money.

Things were fine to start with. Got there, got inside, got some food (Logan loved the french fries, hamburger, and Coke!). That's when the problems started. Took us a few minutes to find which aisle we actually needed to go down to get to our seats (which ended up, of course, being right smack in the middle of the row). We stayed about 2 innings (not that we were expecting to make it all the way through the game anyway) as I didn't want to ruin the game for everyone around us (little man would decide he was bored at any moment and start screaming).

Never take a stroller to a ballpark, even an umbrella one. They get in the way.

20 mth olds don't want to sit in their seats but they love to climb in and out of them continuously.

The space between the rows of seats is way too narrow to function in but a 20 mth old will find a way to sit in all the ick that is on the ground anyway.

20 mth olds don't like the sun in their face and don't like to wear sunglasses. Go figure.

At least we didn't pay much for the tickets.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Why worry?

I want to paint my bathroom, bedroom, and living room. Nothing too hard, right? Just pick out a color you like, buy the paint (along with some brushes, tape, roller, and a few other things), and then get in there and get to painting. Easy, right?


Yes, I knew there was a plethora of paint colors. Yes, I knew there were different brands to choose from. But good grief...there are so many TYPES of paint to choose from. I felt my eyes crossing when I was looking at them yesterday. Then as I got to worrying about getting the wrong TYPE of paint...I started second guessing my color choice. that going to be too dark in my smallish bathroom? Will that really match the countertops? Will the tiles I want around the tub look okay with that paint?? (stress out point here)

That's when I thought about my own motto when it comes to my hair, "Nothing is permanent. If I don't like my cut/color, it will grow out and I can change it." I quickly applied that to my upcoming painting and realized, "Hey, its just paint. I can always paint over it AGAIN (ugh) if I don't like it!" I want Arabian Sands or Warm Nutmeg????

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fun with friends, food, and a good book (aka Book Club!)

Another fun Book Club. We read Jen Lancaster's Bitter is the New Black. Really funny. Read it if you haven't already. Here's a picture from the meeting. Of course the one picture on my camera that turned out, I'm not really smiling.

Thanks for hosting, Aimee.

"Ok ladies!! Remember your Alpha Gamma Delta days and SMILE!!"

Why Boys Need Parents (or why you shouldn't let your 20 mth old around your scrapbooking supplies)

I love my son. He is the light of my life.

I love my scrapbooking supplies and I've paid dearly to have them all arranged so neatly on my table. I love just looking at all the stuff I've managed to accumulate over the past 2 years, including the little toolbox with all the drawers which holds all my little brads, eyelets, rhinestones, etc.

That is where I was wrong.

20 mth old boys LOVE toolboxes with little drawers. They love to open and close them. Many, many, times.

Open, close, open, close, peek at mommy to see if she's looking, open...grab as much out of the drawer and run with it!!!

Open, close, open, cl - peek at mommy - yank several drawers out and throw them on the floor!!

Oh what fun!

Little boys are lie metal and scrapbooking supplies are like a magnet. It pulls them right in. There are just so many fun things to get into!! Rub on pens, water pens, sissors, Stickles, ribbon, fun shaped rulers, BRADS, shiny rhinestones, paper that is fun to try to crumple up. It just goes on and on...

That is my battle every day. To keep my child from scattering tons of money's worth of scrapbooking supplies all over my house.

Hopefully I won't find any brads, eyelets, or rhinestones in any *INTERESTING* places (if you know what I mean) ....