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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Upset Over a Cupcake War

My daughter is quite upset about the recent repeat of Cupcake Wars she just watched.  She's ranting and raving that the wrong person won.  She has several valid points.  Between Craft Wars and Cupcake Wars she's really getting into regular TV.  Do I dare say Scooby Doo is beginning to fade out of her likes?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just Plain Happy

It's just past 7am on a cloudy cool summer morning.  I wish this day could last forever and it's only just begun.  With Back to School looming in my mind and my dreams (literally) I plan on cherishing these last couple weeks enjoying them and checking off the last of the Summer of Fun list.  Victoria is still sleeping, Christian is cuddled under a blanket half on my watching Wild Kratts and I can't help but feel so completely happy.  So content.  Everything is good happy.

Therefore, I decided to make a List of Things That Make Me Happy  - In no particular order - of course

* Clearance Sales
* When me kids ask questions
* Completing something on my Summer To Do List
* VBS - 3 full hours of free educational time for my kids that I do not have to participate in - for a WEEK!
* Reality TV
* Anything that releases my creativity note to self - do this more!
* Shopping
* A good night's sleep
* Chatting on the phone
* Going out to eat
* A clean house especially if I wasn't the one who had to do it
* Giving a thoughtful gift
* Writing meaningful thank you notes
* Planning ways to make this school year special for my little first graders
* Libraries
* Brownies
* Girls' Night Out - whether with my friends or my own little girl
* Good smelling candles
* Holding babies - the other day I held Stella and Sebastian within hours of each other
* Going to the movies
* A good fitting bra
* A good book I can't put down
* Sharing good news

It's going to be a great day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

If It Smells Good: Sniff It

It's late afternoon on a nice semi-cool summer day.  Christian is napping in the parked minivan in the driveway and Victoria and I are cuddled on the couch.  She keeps getting closer and closer to me.  Finally she says, "Mmmmm your armpits smell so good, I just can't get close enough."  She smiles up at me and takes a big whiff and settles right in there.