Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Worst Case Scenario Kind of Girl

Thoughts that roll around in my head at night…

What did Mark have in his hand earlier? And why couldn’t I find that big butcher knife at dinner?

*Checking under his pillow* Nope, not here. Remember to check his closet in the morning.

While I am firmly against Ella dating (as in EVER), we must be on the lookout for those boys that want to murder parents in their sleep. Keep a sharp eye out for that kind.

Hmm…sure he says he is going to fix that hole in the garage with the duct tape and tarp he bought at Home Depot but what’s his hidden agenda? Lets just remember to throw ‘em in the trash on Wednesday.

So, I may spend a bit too much time watching real crime dramas. Dateline, 48 Hours, Investigation Discovery, you name it I watch it.

Clearly, they have an impact. Good and bad, I suppose.

For instance, midway through a normal dinner, I may happen to blurt out strange things.

For instance...

You know you'll never get away with it. I am much too smart to be murdered!!

What ARE you talking about?



You've REALLY got to stop watching those shows.

Admittedly, I get a bit “Worst Case Scenario”and freak myself (and my husband) out on occasion.

But, on the bright side, my many hours staring into Stone Phillips’ pretty face listening to his deeply hypnotizing voice will probably, maybe, one day save our lives.

So Mark is just going to have to deal with the occasional outbursts. And the checking for wayward weapons.

Also, if you’re in the market for a never been used tarp please see my trash can on Wednesday. You’re in luck.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Why, Hello There!

You might notice things look a little different around here.   

Oh, no.  It wasn't me.    

Thankfully, there are people in the world with A LOT of talent.    People who liven things up, make you feel all pretty and done up.   The world is better because of those people. 

I found Kristin at Simply Klassic Blog Design.  I think my exact words were:  I like green, blue and um...pretty things. 

How did she get in my head and pull this out?  

I don't know.  I'm just glad she did.  

So I'm still figuring things out around here.   Pages are under construction but I'll get there so keep checking back!  

Thanks Kristin!  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I'm Calling Her Grandma Ghost or G.G. for Short

We have a ghost.

I’m totally down with having a ghost. I mean, it’s like the next best thing to having a pool, right?

I know, I know. It’s obviously not as cool as a vampire. I WISH!

The ghoul hierarchy being what it is: Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts; I think top 3 is pretty good.

Weird things started happening a few months ago; things that are clearly the work of the supernatural.

Case in point: last week I went up to get Ella. She was squished into the corner of her crib, like she always is, but this time the music on her mobile was playing.

She was still dead asleep. Her little pudgy-wudgey arms and legs could not have reached over to the far side of her crib to accidentally turn it on. And the remote has been out of batteries for some time (us being the lazy parents that we are). This has happened a few times.

Obviously, work of a ghost.

Secondly, Ella is a talker, like most 9 month olds

She jabbers away. You just know she’s giving you some good stock tip or a new healthy recipe she learned through the endless hours of Food Network we subject her to.

(If only we could understand her! We’d be rich AND healthy! )

But she’s taken to looking up to the ceiling and jabbering like she’s talking TO someone. It’s kind of creepy, really. She stares right up at the ceiling and relays all of her get rich quick schemes.


The husband really doesn’t want to encourage this ghost talk, so he likes to tell me that the noises I hear is just the house ‘settling’.

Fine, Mark.

I guess the ‘settling’ sounds EXACTLY like someone is walking down our stairs? And the house knows which floor boards make the “I’m walking across the room RIGHT NOW” sounds?

We either have a really smart house or a ghost.

Clearly Mark is wrong. Sorry, babe.

I might be more upset about this were it just some strange spirit talking to my baby.

But I know who it is.

The people that we bought the house from casually mentioned that they had moved in Grandma a few years before selling, in the bedroom right next to Ella’s.

Grandma wasn’t around by the time we bought the house. The bedroom had been turned into a sewing room.

I’m just saying.

Clearly, it’s a kind, loving ghost. I mean, only a Grandma would turn on the mobile and jabber to a 9 month old.

And we're keeping her, no matter what Mark says. Imagine the resale value!

I just wish we could get her to babysit.

Friday, July 6, 2012

High Five for Friday

Is anyone else COMPLETELY exhausted after this week???  

I'm ready for a weekend and it's going to be a busy one! 

Before we get to the weekend though, I'm linking up with Lauren From My Grey Desk Blog.  

It's High Five for Friday, folks! 

My absolute favorite thing to do during the week is... TURN OFF MY ALARM!! 

 Yah for Independence Day!! Loving that extra day and a half of vacation.   

 An extra day of vacation means we got to spend an extra day with our Patriotic Love Bug.  
That bow lasted exactly .7 seconds...about .5 seconds longer than I thought. 

We made a very grown up purchase this week.  Luggage.  Maybe next week we'll go to Sizzler for the early bird special and put our teeth in glasses with fizzy little tabs. 

Books will be read, the pool will be visited and there will be TONS of cuddles. 

There were ups and downs this week, like every week, but spending the evening on the couch next to this guy makes the worst day bearable.  

Finally, I want to thank all of you who LIKED, TWEETED or COMMENTED on my entry in OneWed.com's Next Big Bridal Blogger contest.  Alas, I did not win but it was such a fun experience and truly, being a finalist was REALLY, REALLY awesome!  

Congrats to the winner Michele Schwartz of the blog The Modern Jewish Wedding! Go check out her site and Onewed to find some really lovely inspiration for your big day!  

Monday, July 2, 2012

One of Those Weekends

You know those weekends where the weather is so beautiful? Sunny, hot, green, lush.   

You feel like you absolutely MUST be outside, being busy, running errands, taking advantage of every last bit of goodness a Saturday in the summer can bring. 

Thank god this was not one of those weekends! 

It was raining, grey and hot.  So the only recourse was to stay inside, watch really horrible movies, and lounge in our pajamas.  

Done and Done. 
Big girl in a big chair. 

Hmmm...what is there to see in Dada's office today?

That looks interesting....

Piggy on the loose. 

Why are you always taking my picture? 

PJ self portrait

 Green bean guts. 

Hanging out on Momma's lap.