Archive for December, 2008

Hodge Podge Blog!

Posted: December 19, 2008 in family and friends, nostalgia

Well, I have been informed that my lack of blog writing in the past year has put me way down at the bottom of the must read blogs list. So here is my lame attempt to write a fresh blog. Material is abundant, my mind however has been fried in the last few weeks due to the onslaught of self inflicted activities I always volunteer myself to do. I even procrastinated sending out Riley’s bday party invites and decided to send an email instead. Yes, either I’m just getting lazier… or… well, no, I don’t think there’s an either.

Originally when blogging about the ALL GIRL SMS ornament exchange I tried to find this pic of Sarah Jessica Parker getting a bikini wax and learning how to say “thank you” in Russian… but, wouldn’t you know, searching online for ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Bikini Wax’ doesn’t garnish the results I had hoped for. I had wanted to post it as a funny inside joke… but oh well. 😉

Lathan sang at his Christmas presentation… and I was so proud that I cried. That, and I also forgot my camera. Amanda, SEND THE PICS!!!

And on the way home from looking at Christmas lights the next night Peter decides I should paint the closet under our stairs for the boys “Library” present from us for Christmas. I put the word library in quotations because I make quotes with my hands FAR too often, and FAR too incorrectly… but in this case, it’s warranted. I am being a smart ass because Peter thinks throwing some books and bean bags in a closet makes a wonderful and educational “library” for our children. If you haven’t read the sarcasm yet it’s probably not going to happen. Someone who can actually accomplish writing sarcastically must be a very talented person. Anyway, I’m just a jerk, because it turned out really cute and I totally got onboard after Peter bought the cute little bookshelf cubes and is going to install a two feet high 4 foot long dry erase board in the closet as well. So Saturday, even though it was last freaking minute and Peter thinks I can just turn it on (creatively speaking) I agreed to paint a cloudy sky on the ceiling. I must say, it looks adorable and the kids love it. We are waiting until Christmas to move the rest of the stuff in.

And also, my boys apparently think that when they grow up and go to work they will still be carpooling and wearing backpacks. Which is what they told me when I took this pic. But that’s ok I guess, compared to what Riley said he was going to do with the money he makes at work… “Buy new underwear for mommy.”

Why in the hell did I decide to accept this special assignment considering EVERYTHING else I was doing? IE: Making jewelry for my craft show, making 33 car bows for Grubbs, decorating the 14 foot tall Grubbs Christmas tree, and MY Christmas tree, and eating turkey, and picking secret santa’s, and planning Riley’s birthday…. yes WHY?

Because my friend Josh is worth the extra effort… even if it means listening to Scorpions songs ALL day long. The Josh-isms alone make it worth it.
What is a Josh-ism, you ask? Here’s just one small example…

“I think watching people paint is relaxing. I could sit here and watch you paint for hours… or maybe if I went somewhere like France, and just watched people paint.”

Yep, Josh-isms rock. Hopefully you know Josh and that made you laugh because you know exactly what I’m talking about. If not, imagine if you were to say or express a thought and then your listeners just stare at you blankly… that is a Josh-ism.

And I found something out too. I miss painting. I’ve always let my creativity flow freely, but it’s been YEARS since I held a paint brush in my hand. And it felt good. I’m already imagining the possibilities for the boys rooms. So thanks Josh and Trish. It was so much fun… even though I ripped a GINORMOUS hole, I mean, TWO ginormous holes in my favorite jeans!
I can’t wait to meet little Samantha Jo… she will be an angel, I know it.