Friday, September 14, 2007

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Like my friend Karie, I really dont have anything cool to tell you. I've been wanting to blog for a few days but honestly couldnt think of anything to tell you. Well, nothing that you would think was exciting anyway. Well, maybe I will tell you that Addy learned how funny it is to tickle people but instead of it feeling tickly, it feels like maybe it's a test run for a new interrogation tactic for the CIA. And the whole time she's "tickling" shes saying "teeka teeka" and laughing hysterically, bringing to mind the image of being in a torture chamber while the demented torturer laughs maniacally. In both instances you're begging for it to stop. I'll tell you too that Liams favorite phrase right now is "I swear!" and "oh for the love of pete!"

Oh I know what I can blog. For a while now I have wanted to blog about how grateful I am for wonderful friends. At almost every stage of my life I can name a friend who was sent to me to help me through whatever stage it was I was in. Not that it was a bad stage of life, but you know, like a big life change or something. I feel like I am the mother and wife etc I am because my girlfriends have been such good examples to me. I love you all so much and want you to know what a blessing I consider each of you, truly! Though I will admit that I tend to put my friends on pedestals and make them (in my mind) more perfect than they are. However I know they must yell at their kids sometimes and make mistakes but even with the flaws they see in themselves I think they are pretty great people. I know we're all the same and we all wake up every day and try to be better than we were the day before, and thats the most important thing.

With that being said, I wonder why it is that all my best friends live nowhere close to me? I have other friends who have wondered this same thing and the only thing I can come up with is that maybe if your best girlfriends all lived close, 1. your laundry and dishes would never be done and dinner every night would be stouffers lasagna or mcdonalds because you would always be hanging out with your friend talking and laughing. 2. maybe if your friends lived nearer to you they wouldnt like you (ha) 3. dang I had another reason but it left me as I was typing the others. shoot! If you have a theory post it in the comments. I'd like to hear your take on that.

Tomorrow is the neighborhood garage sale so I better get to bed early so that nothing can hinder the Garage Sale Mindset. Steph knows!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Yes I am still alive...

...although some days I feel pretty close to dead. Moving totally sucks!! Plus on top of General Moving Suckiness, I have All My Stuff Stuffed In A Garage Unpacked Suckiness. I have no clue where my dressy shoes are (which is killing me!!) and Liams church/nice clothes that were hanging in his closet are missing. All my workout, lounge, and pj clothes are MIA too. So I'm trying to convince Shawn that this just means I need to do some shopping! lol.

Man I have been going totally crazy without the internet at the house. I havent been able to blog or anything! And I'm still not really in the mood to do it, but since Karie is keeping a tally of the total number of days since I blogged (and reminds me of the number whenever I see/talk to her), I figured I would make her year and post something. (lol!!)

So we are visiting my fam and today we went to church. Have you ever had one of those days at church where you felt like if you had to corral your kids any longer or try to keep them quiet for one more minute, you would run out of church and jump on the next plane to the Bahamas? (without the kids. maybe the husband.) Well today, if you havent guessed, was one of those days. Sacrament was great, the YW gave a program that was phenomenal, but I dont think I heard more than about 10 minutes of it. Addy was doing her best to imitate an earthworm, albeit a very squawk-y one. Then in Relief Society I am sure everyone thought Addy was a spoiled tyrant baby. She was just not happy with anything today! And then, of course, fell asleep about 13.2 seconds into the car ride home. So I know we were both feeling a bit off, with the different time for church and being in a new building.

Speaking of Addison, her hair is finally long enough for piggy tails!! Awwwww! I am so excited! I put her hair in pigtails today for church and I have to say it was pretty darn cute! I actually really feel like the mother of girl now that I can fix up her hair and stuff. Pathetic I know.

Speaking of hair, (man today all my topics are just segueing so nicely into each other) I got my hair cut the other day by Paul at Tony and Guy in the Willowbrook mall and he was great. So if you're in the Tomball area and are looking for a new hair person, I would highly recommend him. He totally interpreted my mess of hair pictures and "maybe like this, but I like this too" into a really workable cut for me. It's not fancy or anything but I wanted to keep my hair long and he gave it some shape so it doesnt just look like it's hanging there. I barely have to do anything to it after I get out of the shower to make it look presentable. Love that!!

Oh I have to tell yall the reason I am so excited. I'm running another 5k October 13th! Its in the Wichita Mountains National Refuge, but what's really cool is that Shawn agreed to do it with me!! Yipee!! They've got a 10k, a half marathon, and a marathon/marathon relay, but since it's been a while since the last time I actually ran seriously, I figured I would do the 5k. But I would totally do the marathon relay if I could find 5 people! Wouldnt that be cool? If you're interested in doing the relay or know someone who would be let me know! The 5k is a run UP Mt. Scott- they say on the website that it's a 7% incline. That makes me a little nervous. If you want to check it out its

Alright, well, have a good Sunday. My son is begging me to go outside and say "on your mark get set go!" so he can race up and down the driveway. He wanted me to run with him but I used the old "sunday is a day of rest" excuse. hehe.