Saturday, March 28

Preparing for Spring Break

It's here! Time for a week off from school, work, and the alarm clock. The kids have already left to go camping out west with Nana and PawPaw, and will be back on Wednesday. Until then, Poseidon and I are trying to decide what *we* are going to do. He took the week off (yay!!) and would like to go camping in the other half of our state. It looks like it will be cold, or at the very least rainy, so I'm hoping that's out. We will have one good day, so we may go out there and hike anyway. There are hotels and inns out there so we could surely find a (warm and dry!) place to stay if we decide to do so. Thursday we'll all be here for a day so everyone can catch up on video gaming, then Friday the kids & I go to Mom's for the rest of the break.
So tonight, I'm finishing laundry and a sewing project since I'm home alone. I have basketball on the TV and keeping one eye on the games... have to root for U of L since my team didn't even make the tournament and even fired their coach yesterday (if you click that link, a video automatically starts. Might want to mute it or something if not interested.). Go Cards :D
I'm also taking an hour out tonight to live by candlelight! I won't miss too much basketball though, so it's okay. Anyway it's called Earth Hour, and I'm getting ready to start. That should be a good time for me to fix the chain in the toilet tank... I hear it running every now and then. Fun stuff right there.
Also, since I'm here alone and just waiting for laundry to finish, I've been trying to 'pretty up' the blog here. I found something awesome in regard to our blog name! I'm going to read about it more later tonight, and make a post with all the links and pictures as soon as I'm satisfied with my findings. It will probably take a bit of explaining, since only some of you know my husband through this blog. I thought it was really cool though, and is just another cosmic reminder to me that all is well and right in my little world. :-)
Time to turn everything off ~ you'll have to come back in a few days to see what I'm talking about! Have a great week :D


Friday, March 13

Happy Friday the 13th!

Yes, it's Friday the 13th again. There's another one later this year too, in November. I heard on the news this morning that this only happens once every 11 years. Thirteen is my favorite/lucky number, hopefully this will be a good year for me! So the last time there were three Friday the 13ths (is that grammatically correct? Looks funny...) in one year was 1998, which was a good year for me; it was also when I either decided or realized that 13 is a good number for me. The reasons are very personal, but it works for me!

On the home front ~ the person known as "Boy" now has a new nickname, both online and at home. I have photographic evidence too... allow me to introduce Mister Twister:

Yes, it's blurry. I took it mid-jump. He's a funny kid though, I have about 10 pictures that look a lot like this one!

Monday we had a very warm day here ~ it was 75 degrees! So after school, the kids and I were outside until sundown. Miss Hurricane was 'gardening' (video here, just pardon the noisy wind) in some dirt at the edge of the driveway, and Mister Twister was running around kicking a ball. I'm glad we live on a pretty quiet and calm street, because he kept kicking it across the road and they would both chase it down! They had a blast outside and both went to bed early. Good news for Mama! :D
These are from March 2nd. Mom sent St. Patrick's Day cards for us and the kids, and they all play music. Miss Hurricane kept opening them and dancing to the music inside. I told Mister Twister to go and google "Irish dancing", and they found a couple videos on YouTube of girls doing the Irish dancing. I think somebody wants an outfit like those girls wear for their performances! Here she is, twirling around the big room:

On a personal note ~ I am still shrinking, but more quickly now. I finally figured something out about my exercise routine, and have stuck with it every morning this week! You can read all about it here. Here's the short story though - I'm down to 201 and already feeling much better! And my favorite jeans are getting loose on me. I had to wear a belt the other day! :D And it's a smaller belt than I wore last year!!

On the creative front ~ I have been dying to get some sewing done. Or even crocheting. I'm going to take this weekend to make something. No idea what, but something. I'll dig through my patterns tonight and see what happens. Luckily I can put a movie on for the kids and make them some popcorn, so I'll have about 2 hours to work with. I can come up with something! Sewing is my therapy, and I need some Creative Therapy after last weekend (don't ask, but all is normal again). Actually, I think I know who will be the recipient of this session... but we'll see. And you'll all see when it's finished.

Last thing here ~ next Saturday is Poseidon's and my 7th anniversary :-) His parents are going to keep the kids all weekend while we take a day trip. Neither of us are bringing a computer, only my phone just in case MIL needs to get a hold of us regarding the kids. For some entertaining reading, here again is The Story of Us, which leads up to our wedding. I forgot all about using pseudonyms for our friends mentioned in the story! I need to track them down soon. I miss them. Anyway, this is my favorite picture from our wedding day:

Oh, to be back on the island.... Well, that's everything remotely interesting this week. Have a great weekend! Remember to wear green on Tuesday... I know of a Leprechaun who will be bringing goodies to Mister Twister and Miss Hurricane that day :) Shhhh....

Happy Friday the 13th! Have fun on St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 3

We've been busy!

Poseidon and I have been trying to get everything scanned around here... last night we were finally able to start on the photos! We have (on his computer, so I can't post any yet) all the pictures from Miss Hurricane's tea party at church in October 2007 scanned so far ~ which leaves two full photo boxes and a small shoebox with all the other random pics in it, plus one photo album. Since our anniversary is 18 days from today (yay!!!) I want to get our wedding/honeymoon pictures done next. Then everything else whenever we can get to it.
We are almost finished planning out our anniversary trip. Not going far - only a day's driving time all together - but I wanted to get him out of the house and out of town for at least one night. I think it's been at least a year since he got out of this town for a bit ~ long overdue! And it's just going to be over the weekend but that's enough this year.
The following week is Spring Break for our kids, and for my MIL. So, they're going camping out west of here for a few days, and the two of us might take a separate trip at the same time. Still up in the air but we'd like to go somewhere if we can!
Not much else new here... as it stands the kids will be in school until June 4th due to making up snow days. (Hey Mom, let's plan my birthday party for after that, okay? We'll talk about it.) It's still cold here daily. I'm SO ready for Spring! To keep my mood up I listen to my "Island Playlist" most days ~ lots of steel drum music, Jimmy Buffett, and the soundtrack from Lilo & Stitch. If I can picture warmer weather, I'm happier :-)

In the words of Jimmy, "I wanna go where it's warm..." like where we were married...

Dreaming of the Islands ~