Thursday, May 28, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Glory be to God! I have survived the longest school year ever! Only 1/2 a day with students today, and wrapping up tomorrow. This is bittersweet. I will love some of these students forever.

I do not know whether it is the excitement of today, but I just could not sleep this morning. But, oh, the creative juices have been flowing. The dining room is shaping up in my mind. From window mistreatments to wall art, to paint and table decorations, it is all there. And to think that all of the ideas were stimulated by 1 piece of furniture added to my house. I am so excited that I needed to get up and write down some ideas before I forgot what came to me in my subconscious state. I can't wait to get it all together!! And I really did not want a country style in my house, but this is coming together as a sophisticated country feeling. EX. Cite. Ed! Okay, I need to breathe deeply because it has been a while since I have been this excited.

I got up at 3:00 this morning and read Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. She is having a burlap party and I got some really cute ideas from there as well.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekend Finds

Okay, so here are the pics of the great weekend finds. Don't be jealous!! I did not do as well as yard sales as I did at the flea markets, but I'll keep trying.
another great rocker (priceless)
Quilt set for Big Guy's room
Set of 4 black shelves ($10)
Too cute shoes ($1)

skirt suit $4

footed silver tray $7

Gorgeous beaded pineapple.

and last but certainly not least, this lovely piece in my kitchen (free!) from Leigh. I am so in love with this that it is not funny. Miraculously, when this entered my house so did the inspiration for the direction that I want to go with the dining room. I am so stinking excited now!! Drapes are ordered (the same that my sister Brenda has that I have admired for so long now!) Yay for inspiration--even if it is copying!

I Feel Like I Should Pay You

Yesterday we all gathered for my dad's birthday. We were having a lovely time. Leigh brought her girls, along with Kayla's friend and Rachell's boyfriend. I think this is the first time Rachell has brought a boyfriend around the family. He was mostly quiet. But they were sharing a moment together on the swing out front. Dad had already commented that the swing was big enough that the two of them did not need to sit right next to other. Well, I talked Wesley into going to sit beside them. Right as Wesley sat, the swing began to tip backwards. It did not fall in a normal speed, though; it was more of a slow motion fall. It just laid over on the ground. Everyone was laughing, but Rachell still had a "kill me now" look on her face. I laughed so hard at them that I told Wesley I feel like I should pay him. Ahhh....good times. Okay, the telling of this story is not nearly as funny as the actual event. Oh I wish you could have seen it!! I wish my camera had been close by.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Busy Weekend

Whew! What a whirlwind weekend it is. Yesterday, my bestie/sister Leigh and I went yardsaling and flea marketing. It was great fun and I'll post some pics of my finds later. I did not get home (she lives an hour away) until 3:00 and then had to turn around and go about 20 minutes further than her house to another sister's house for game night.

But something horrible happened yesterday. We were on the way to Jan's when I looked down and realized the diamond is missing out of my wedding ring. Talk about tears shed!!! And they came quite suddenly and sporadically throughout the night. I have no idea where it is.

Today is church this morning, followed by cake and ice cream for my dad's birthday! The big 6-3!

Tomorrow will have to be laundry day and cleaning day, all the while trying to convince Mr. Wonderful to throw some burgers on the grill.

Hope you all have a memorable Memorial Day weekend!

(Saturday's finds to come later!)

PS: 4 more days of school!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

10 more days

That's right, folks. 10 more days until I am back. Until I return to the life of normalcy, where I am able to blog and leave people comments. You see, 10 days and counting, until year 1 of teaching is over and I am back to being Mama. Hallelujah!!

Hope both of you readers are still out there somewhere!! Please check back in a few days for something that I am sure will be neither funny or interesting, but it will be new. It may just be a simple decision of whether we decide to keep a kitten and Sophie, or just a kitten, or just Sophie. I keep hoping to snap a few pics of Jack with the kittens. They are soooo adorable together until he starts getting playful.

Am I sad to see school go? Sort of. I will miss some of my babies, the ones that call me Mother Bowen and give me hugs every day. The ones that make me smile no matter what. But good riddance to the ones that make me want to papercut my jugular.

Have I mentioned only 10 more days??

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sign of the Times

I was watching icarly with the kids a little while ago (woo hoo for mother's day fun!). Sam was showing Freddie and Carly some gross video, which it did not show. Baby K was sitting in my lap.

Emmy: What did they see?

Baby K: prolly some bad words or boys kissing or someding.

OMG! How does she even know about boys kissing? Do our kids just grow up knowing these things? They don't watch shows that have kissing in them at all. I mean, it's Dora and Diego over and over!! Or Barbie or Thumbelina. or Sponge Bob.

Just another random question. Why does my husband refuse to acknowledge Mother's Day? Every year it comes and goes and he does not acknowledge it with so much as a word. He did before we were married and had children together. He does for his mother. It's just so frustrating?