Friday, August 28, 2009

No gifts, please.

I went to bed without taking off my make-up. Again.

I read once that for every time you don't wash your make-up off at night, you age five days. I've been lazy and have committed this crime quite frequently this summer.

So people, that technically means that today could be my birthday.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Silly Haiku Wednesday

Happy Wednesday to you all.

Hope you enjoy my haiku about appreciation.

All my blogging friends-
Sharing snippets of their lives...
Brings delight to me!

Seriously, really, truly, honestly....I adore reading your blogs.

You all seem to have such wonderfully fulfilled and exciting lives. You get to go on exciting trips and do fun things. Like get engaged and play with your kids. It makes my life seem pretty pitiful and boring. (don't cry for me Argentina!!!)

It makes me want to be you.

Just for a day though.

Join the fun!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I have houseguests staying with me this week. They are attending a conference nearby and are gone during the day. Which is good, because I haven't recuperated from my trip to DC and I don't think I have enough energy to entertain them.

I is tired!

But let's get back to my guests. They are the model of what how house guests should be. They are lovely, considerate, quiet as church mice and very tidy.

I must share that being a hostess doesn't come naturally to me. I stress about the little things."Does the food taste okay? Do the sheets smell nice? Are the pillows fluffy enough?"

I've worked extremely hard to be gracious and make them feel at home. But you know how it is when someone else is in your space? There's stuff. Lying all about. Stuff like shoes, backpacks, empty water bottles, etc.

Normally, I'm the kind of person who puts everything back once I'm done with it and I find it nearly impossible to go to sleep until things are put away and "just so". It's unrealistic and anal, I know, and I have been working this past year on easing up on this sort of behavior.

So you can imagine how my week has gone. Thus far, I have been able to keep my obsessivness at bay. Up until last night.

We had stayed up late talking. So by the time my guests retired I was exhausted. I got straight in my jammies and hit the sack. As I was about to turn out the lights I started thinking about all the things that were out of place. There really wasn't much. But I couldn't quit thinking about it.

I laid there and had a debate with myself about how STUPID it would be to get up to "fluff up" the sofa pillows and put a few glasses in the dishwasher. "What if one of my guest came up for a drink and caught me tidying up in my pajamas?" That would be embarassing. I mean, who does that sort of thing at 1:00 am?"


Needless to say, I think I went a little overboard.....My guest bathroom toilet is squeaky clean and my coffee table is sporting a nice sheen!

Did I mention that I am tired? ;)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Silly Haiku Wednesday

Happy Haiku Wednesday to everyone.

The theme this week is Seperation.
Whick makes me think of my boys and how they live too far from their Mama. sigh.

When we are apart.
Do we wish on the same star?
I hope so my love.

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Monday, August 17, 2009


I just returned from visiting our son in Washington DC. We had a fabulous time. So many museums, so little time.

My goal was to return with the Declaration of Independence memorized by heart. Just to impress you all. No such luck though.

Nonetheless, I return to you a more patriotic gal.

Our hotel was conveniently located next to the subway. We used it to get around the town. It was pretty nifty.

Although, I am thankful that I don't have to ride it everyday. Especially in the thick of summer. The only way that I can describe the subway is that it was hotter than the "devils breath" down there. It was suffocating, stifling and just plain hot.

And it wasn't too fresh above ground either. The first two days of our visit were the hottest days DC has seen all summer. Lucky us! It was 95 degrees + 100% humidity and ZERO breeze.

Combine that with garbage, general stankness and the vehicular and human exhaust of DC and you can imagine I was one "fine lookin lady" during my visit. I was sporting super sexy soggy pits, some beady upper lip and boobsweat like no other.

Can we talk about butt sweat? Please friends, tell me that I'm not the only one that has ever had to deal with this. PLEASE, I beg of you, tell me it ain't so!!!!!

Luckily, mid-trip I discovered baby powder. And just like that, baby powder was my new best friend. It saved the day. Because moistness=crankiness.

So there you have it my friends. A little about the vacay.

I learned a lot of cool stuff about our forefathers and the sacrifices they made for us. But mostly I learned that I am thankful for my car, dry Utah summers and my love, L.O.V.E. of baby powder.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Please pass the estrogen.

I'm heading out bright and early tomorrow to go on a girls weekend with my mom and three sisters. On Friday we will be joined by my three sister in laws.

My plan is to chill and stay in my jammies or sweats all day. I wonder if I can talk the others into it. I doubt it because a of few of them get dolled up EVERY day of the year. It's a sickness, I know. I'm just glad I don't have it. I can slum anyday of the year. Just name the day. I look for reasons to be a schlepp.

I even tried to talk my little sis into joining me in leaving the makeup at home. Don't think that one is gonna happen. Oh the vanity!

We are staying at my brother's cabin in Midway. I don't know why they call it a cabin. It's bigger and fancier than most people's homes. Go figure. We're lucky to have such a nice brother to let us stay in such a beautiful setting.

I just hope we don't break any fancy lamps or piece of art while playing a spirited board game. That and eating treats is about as rambunctious as it gets. Whoo hoo!

Some of us or should I say all of us have strong personalities and opinions. I've made myself a promise to try not to ruffle any feathers and be on my best behavior. AT ALL TIMES. I promise, Mom.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Silly Haiku Wednesday

The theme for this week's silly haiku Wednesday is favorite scents.

A puppy dog's breath.
The smell of freshly mowed grass.
A wonder indeed!

It was difficult to narrow it down to just a few. I truly love the smell of so many things.

My Mother teases me about my keen sense of smell.

When we were young, she would hide a stash of chocolate bars so that she could enjoy a treat after all of us were tucked in bed. She claims that I would frequently find her stash. What can I say? I was just following my nose. Or perhaps I was just a little snoop?

Either way, I do have a keen sense of smell. And depending on the situation, it's not always a good thing.

I'm still able to smell chocolate from a mile away. So unless you intend on sharing that piece of chocolate in your purse, it's better to keep it at home my friends.

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