Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Two lil goodies

Every time I visit the library, I'm amazed at the vast selection of books available for me to take home. To take home! Today Nora came home with me, what a delightful lady.

And a second discovery: Pitch Perfect radio station on Pandora! So much fun, I can barely contain myself!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Not a puppy

"Two little boys, Steven (5) and Mike (3), spent the spring of 1980 peppering their mother with questions about new babies.  They were terribly disappointed when I, their baby sister, was finally brought home.  Not only did I cry all the time, according to them, but a puppy would have been more fun.  The family eventually grew fonder of me, my moms says it happened around my 30th birthday.  "

Just an excerpt from an autobiography I had to write for school.  Yes, I'm back in school.  I even got to work in some lyrics from Outkast.  

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Aunt Donna.  My mom's sister.  We were so very fortunate to have been so close to my mom's sister and her four kids growing up. It's nice to know your parents love you, but it's also good to know someone else besides your parents like you and love you too!  Aunt Donna would keep me and my brothers (and sometimes just me!) for days at a time during the summer when we were little.  She had four boys and there was always something to do!  She was always so patient and kind and just rolled with all the craziness 7 kids bring!  As an adult, I've evacuated with Aunt Donna and just recently vacationed with her and her sons and their wives/kids.  It was so much fun!  She's so laid back and kind   and creative.  I think her and my mom together illustrate how a sibling relationship should be - I hope me and my brothers can emulate their relationship as we continue to grow.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

So Long Prolong-ness

So you may remember this little project: 30 People in 30 Days.  Yea, about that, I started it um, only 2 years ago, to cover thirty people in thirty days to celebrate my thirtieth birthday.  Yea... I never finished.    What? It's only been two years since I began!  But!  I'm resolving to finish this - because I love all these people!

B-3!  Technically, I met this melting pot of people way after I turned 30, but they all have a little place in my heart!  B-3 was our code name for the PPG project I worked on last year.  They were all students and I was the odd woman out.  But they still accepted me. This crazy group was exactly what I needed when I met them!  And we've made lasting friendships - in fact were all going "camping" (in a camp house, not tents) this weekend.  Everybody brought something completely different to the table and we all meshed well.  We joke that we plan on opening a business together and everyones job has already been assigned.  It's hard making new friends when your old(er) and I'm so very thankful for having met Renee, Glen, Dave, Jennifer and Lillette!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Prudent Advice for My Dating Sons

So, there's a website I've been a fan of since it's inception.  I've blogged about it before.  500 Pieces of Prudent Advice for My Baby Daughter.  It's a wonderful site.  I thought maybe sons need some prudent advice too.  They're not babies anymore, so maybe Prudent Advice for My Dating Sons.  It's been a while since I've dated and some of these are too good not to pass along.  As Erik and I were eating ice cream and watching patrons park I was reminded of tip #1 I'd like to share.

Prudent Advice for My Dating Sons, Tip #1
It's not cool to steal your Dad's handicap parking tag so that you may park close to the movie theatre when it's raining.  As chivalrous as the thought was, an umbrella would suffice.