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Thursday, October 28, 2010

When it rains.... it pours....again!!!

Remember a few posts back how I was feeling quite overwhelmed?

I found out yesterday I am in charge of the food for a funeral ..... tomorrow!!!

I came home to tell my hubby, and he said:

"I know. And guess who's singing at it?"

So, now I'm in charge of the food... AND singing at it as well!!! 

Well, nothing like stress and pressure to make you appreciate the dull times!

*Goodbye Ruth Malm. You were a very sweet lady, and you always waved at me when you passed my house. I am glad you are finally feeling great now!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm a mouse on a spinning wheel... oh. let's not talk about mice...

Yep. Everything happens at once. One day you're lounging around the house enjoying the quiet with your hubby while the kid is away at your sister's house for your anniversary. You don't notice the dishes piling up in the sink- you're in love. You don't notice the clothes starting to fall out of the laundry basket- you celebrating 11 great years of wedded bliss. What could come between you and this feeling of euphoria?

MONDAY!!!!!!  (imagine shower scene music from "Psycho") 

Yep. Kid stayed at his cousins' house 2 nights, which means he probably didn't get much sleep... which means he will be a complete basket case in the morning, be late for school, have NOTHING to wear, whine a LOT, and completely fall to pieces. 

It means you will venture down to make breakfast in the kitchen you haven't set foot in for 3 days because you had a reprieve of cooking... only to discover... That half the salsa you canned last month has come unsealed and is ruined.... aaaannnndddd.......


Now, I KNOW it is another mouse because I am completely positive there were NO MORE MICE after we killed those last two. I checked every day for signs and there were NONE. I could sit in peace in my sewing room, knowing I would NOT hear the pitter-patter of little feet. I was completely alone, aside from the lazy dog, and two annoying birds.

Another jarring realization is that Halloween is in 5 days, but you actually need to be finished with the Prince of Persia costume by Friday for the school carnival. That's 4 days, people. Which, wouldn't be so bad if...

if I didn't have to :  clean the house, do a mountain of laundry, send off aprons ordered online, pick tomatoes, make soup, can the soup, clean out the freaking kitchen and lay traps every square inch of the basement,  finish Halloween pillows before it's too late, go through the mountain of mail that piled up when we were out of town 2 weeks ago which I still haven't gone through and I KNOW something important is waiting, get out my son's fall clothes so he doesn't freeze in short sleeves...

And... well, there are about 15 other projects I could put here, but I'm giving myself hives just thinking about it, so I'll tackle what's on my list today and leave it at that.

My husband asked me about my emotional state today.... I told him, "Well, it's not like I can quit my job, is it?"

So, it looks like I'm stuck in this insanity for a while.  Just me and the mice.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

What 2 days without a kid is like...

- sleeping in until 9:30 am

-Going to the Bountiful temple to relive our wedding day

- getting Pat's BBQ at 8:00 at night and eating it in bed

- Watching great scary movies all day long, never getting out of my warm jammies

 - Getting Kyoto take-out for lunch and eating it in bed (again) 

- Wandering around the mall hand in hand with my hubby
- buying a whole box of See's chocolates

- eating a decadently slow delicious meal at Macaroni Grill (not in bed!)

- loving re-connecting with my hubby on our 11th anniversary!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What NOT to say when someone has just colored their hair...

So, what are some comments I've heard since I've made the change?
- Hmmm... I liked it the other way.
- I thought you weren't ever going to go back to this color? (translation: I hated this the last time you did it.)
- Don't EVER go back to blonde again. EVER! (translation: I hated your blonde!)
- Awe... why did you change it?
- And I was just beginning to get used to your blonde (meaning: I can't handle all your changes.)
- Oh... (crickets chirping).... you.... colored your hair... again. (complete with fake smile)

Well you know what? I like it, and I'm keeping it.... for a while!

(don't get me wrong, lots of people said they liked it, too. I think I just need to get used to the fact that not all people love change as much as I do.)

Friday, October 15, 2010

A proud mom moment

My apron is in a commercial!!! This particular apron has come a long way. She was on the lunchtime news in  cooking segment. (I  was so proud!) And now she's landed herself a commercial!!! Check it out here on my friend's blog.

I'm so proud! Thanks Loralee... she couldn't have done it without you looking so great in it!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Prince of Persia takes Mad Hatter any day!

I was doing the happy dance when I found out my kid didn't want to be The Mad Hatter for Halloween. I mean, I would love the challenge of making this costume:

but I certainly don't have the time!!!

Instead, he informed me he wants to be The Prince of Persia. Easy, right? Flowy pants, a turban, a little vest maybe...

No. He wants to be THIS Prince of Persia.

So, I guess I'll be spending a lot more time with my sewing machine the next week.

However, I also get to spend a LOT of time gazing at this nice picture of Jake G. over and over and over again. So, I guess it won't be so bad after all!

Big Pay for Big Jobs...

This morning I made french toast for breakfast. My hubby said: "Wow! People would pay to eat this!" then he fishes in his pocket and hands me a dollar bill.

Funny, really. To me that was a silly joke- a whole dollar for making a delicious breakfast?! Was it really worth the trouble?

My son looks at it and says "Wow! A dollar! Mom, that's great!" and he really meant it- because in this house, if he mows the whole lawn he gets a buck. And he's thrilled about it!

However, I will just smile at my little dollar bill and know secretly that I've already spent much more than that on a super cute pair of cream suede boots soon to arrive in the mail...

now THAT was worth it! Thank you honey!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Through a child's eyes...

The other day my son and I were watching television together. A woman came on to advertise her painting show. There is something about this woman that bugs me to death! Maybe it's her too-fake chunky blonde streaks in her dyed red hair. Maybe it's that she wears waaaaay too much blush, and it's waaaaay too the wrong color for her. Maybe it's her out of date huge glasses. Whatever it is, she bugs me.

It is while I was mentally mulling over this dislike that my son pipes up:

"Mom. She looks alot like you, don't you think?"


Friday, October 8, 2010

The tally...

One 4 day vacation to Zion


7 mouse traps baited with peanut butter and chocolate chips strategically placed right before we left...


two dead mice!!!!

(yikes that there were two as opposed to only the one that I thought... but yay that we finally got them!!!)

Friday, October 1, 2010

I love Halloween!

I've been very happy the last few days in my sewing room. Can you tell why?
(by the way, why can't I add pictures to this post? And why does it look strange? Hmmmm.... tis a puzzlement...)

I'll just post the link, I guess. See what I've been up to HERE.