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Snowy NC

#1- We finally got snow!!!!!!! It lasted an afternoon and I was completely excited and thrilled. We were out running errands when the flakes started falling and as we headed down the road, coffee cups in hand, we watched everyone walk out of all the local businesses and stand with their faces tilted upwards towards the sky and just MARVEL. Kids scurried out the door before the white blanket even covered the grass, bundled in barely-used mittens and knit caps, to build muddy snowmen speckled with pine straw and leaves.  Happy doesn’t even begin to cover it.

#2- I’m writing you this post with the fullest full belly- Chad cooked dinner. Steak with this cah-rayzee marinade he printed up from somewhere (that I will totally be borrowing) and a gimantico platter of roasted vegetables–I have to say it was pretty doggone delicious. Right now he is washing the dishes (which probably hasn’t happened in ohhhh… I’m thinking a year, maybe?) and is planning on baking a cake in a little while. If you can’t tell by now, we have spent the evening having a belated Valentine’s dinner which for me pretty much means a few hours of role reversal and I am eating up every minute. Also, Chad baking is completely entertaining. He asks me questions every few minutes- things like, “Do we have a 9 X 13 pan?” and, “If it says baking powder… that’s not the same as baking soda, right?” I’ll keep you posted.

#3- I can’t even get enough of THIS BABY. And THIS LITTLE GUY that shares my philosophy on sprinkles.

too much soda

#4- Do you ever just totally marvel at the weirdness of other people’s grocery carts? These people were in line in front of me at the store this morning and I promise you this was only HALF of the soda they purchased (the cashier was faster than me and my phone). What in the world do you do with this much soda? Then there was the lady next to me at the deli- her cart was stuffed to the gills with frozen pizzas (the kind that rhymes with Fred Karen), 75% lean (not lean) ground beef, regular potato chips, and a whole bunch of neon green juice in jugs that made me think of Ghostbusters. Also like 40 cans of cat food. What???? Mind blowing. I’m telling you.

#5- I never got to the bottom of Andrew’s mysterious Valentine in his backpack the other day. I only know that he made it during a sort of free period at school and it was definitely not for me. I asked him about it when it fluttered to the floor before he stuffed it back into a folder and he turned the brightest shade of crimson red. Then he told me, “Mommy, it’s embarrassing to tell you everything about when I like a girl. It’s annoying enough when the kids at school say ‘Ooooooooooooooooo who’s that for?!’ ”

My thoughts on the subject- sigh. He still calls me Mommy.

Then he made me a red paper heart that said, “To the best Mom in the History of the University”

We had a good laugh about that.

nap time

#6- Sometimes I freak out when I can’t find Norma Jean and I don’t know why I panic because she’s always doing something like this. Nestling in the plastic bags under the sink– it’s a thing.

Send me funny stuff you guys! Whatever gets you through Monday.


Tuesday 19th of February 2013

That little boy was on Ellen last week. Too cute!

I always wonder when people think of my groceries...especially since I'm a little OCD when I unload them so I put all the fruits and veggies together...and then all the sweets. Really that's all I buy.


Wednesday 20th of February 2013

That little boy had me cracking up. I can remember when my littlest one was little and he would look me straight in the face and tell me stories. Once Andrew, when he was about 4 I think, wrote his name really big on the side of my mom's new couch with an ink pen, and when she asked him if he did that he told her,"No, Grammy. I don't know WHO did that!" We had to leave the room so he wouldn't see us laughing.


Monday 18th of February 2013

Oh Norma I heart you!!! haha She's such a cutie!!! Love that Chad made you dinner for a change that's adorable!! Do you have a picture of his final product/baking concoction? haha Your little boy is growing up but it's so cute that he has a GF but still calls you Mommy...enjoy it while you can go that won't last long lol And yes some people have the strangest things in their carts. I mostly get upset when I see Moms with their kids and a cart full of junk food candy, cookies, chips, etc. and the kid is overweight. I just want to shake them and be like DON'T DO THAT TO THEM!!!! Ugh!!!


Wednesday 20th of February 2013

I feel the same way. Overweight or not, it stresses me to no end when people have small children and shopping carts full of Mountain Dew and Cheese Curls. It's the grocery equivalent of letting them go outside in the cold in a diaper (my neighbors), walk barefoot in a gas station parking lot (THE HORRORS I have seen ewwwwwwwwwwww.), or go around with dried snotty faces. These things make me crazy!

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Monday 18th of February 2013

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Monday 18th of February 2013

Yeah..snow.. you lucky people!! As for the crazy lady with a cart full of nonsense food, her doctors will stay in business a long time if she stays their patient.. scared of her cholesterol level..Yikes!!!


Wednesday 20th of February 2013

AGREED. I wanted to make her a salad and be like, "See? This is happy."


Monday 18th of February 2013

YAY! I'm so glad you finally got some snow - it looks so pretty and sounds like so much fun! Now you just need to send it my way! Your valentine's dinner sounds wonderful - and well deserved! Can't decide whether I love that sprinkles kid or hate it - most of me finds it really cute and funny...the teacher inside me is just crying out though "They're round your mouth! Stop fibbing!!" haha! People do seem to have weird shopping there...I've never really noticed, but I'm going to start paying more attention! I need to know the Valentines story with Andrew (and this made me laugh most because on reading it my first thought was aw, he still says mommy though!). My Manic Monday giggles this week come to you courtesy of our attempts at getting fit and healthy again...a little mean, but I can't help but laugh! (although I hope it doesn't put us off again by giving us a good reason not to do anything "just in case"!)


Wednesday 20th of February 2013

Oh my gosh. I watched that clip with my brother- some of those were hard to watch! I'd like a whole entire video of just people falling off of treadmills. What is the problem?! III need to know the Valentine story with Andrew! I'm just being nosey I know but I can't help it. Plus he's so stinking cute. Little kids tell hilarious lies. I could tell you some very funny stories about my boys.