I've been Smitten

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My beautiful little flower turned 5 this week. I thoughtfully bought her a bouquet of lillies. They were more money than I wanted to spend for a last minute gift, but I will tell you...they smell absolutely amazing. While I did complain about the expense. It was well worth it.
So Happy 5th birthday to my baby. So beautiful and bright.

Friday, November 26, 2010

On Chaz...

This is the first post containing a conversation between my son and I.
Me: Where are the batteries to the remote?
Chaz: I threw them out.
Me:(of course I asked) Why?
Chaz: Because they were awesome!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Bro In Law...

As I sit here eating my Spicy Nacho Doritos and drinking my last Mike's light Hard Lemonade, my brother in law is in his 10th hour of his Iron Man race.  I have been monitoring his stats through each leg of the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run.
I am so proud to have a true Iron Man in my family.

Update... He finished in 13 hours, 44 minutes, 52 seconds. CRAZY COOL!!

On Hub...

Not to downgrade Hub's race this weekend.  He ran an obstacle course on Sunday, called the Tough Mudder.  Rightfully so.  I had to literally dispose of the washcloth he use to clean his muddied body.  He walked the plank and jumped 15 foot into a lake of freezing water.  He ran up water soaked hills. He ran through fire...again. I say again because he ran this same race at a different location in May 2010.  But nothing say Tough Mudder like the final obstacle which was running through a bunch of yellow electrified cords. Yup...you heard me right ELECTRIFIED!
He says he will run again. CRAZY right!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The best thing just happened to me.
My daughter, the wanna be ballerina, told me she has learned all she needs to know about ballet and would no longer be requiring the classes that I and Chaz are tortured by every Thursday at 11 am. Not only am I saving some dough, it also means I will not have to hound my family, friends and co workers to buy cakes and pies being sold via fundraiser to support the traveling team at the ballet company.
I do declare this is a miracle.
p.s. That is LF's new line. "I do declare!". Whenever she feels the need to announce something, be it a potty break, a want for something or an order given to Chaz it is always followed by or preceded by "I do declare." And yes she bats her long lashes and pouts just like Scarlett O'Hara.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Attack of the spider....

I am back on the naughty list. I recently was switched to the good side because of the full moon and the amount of complete craziness that I am subjected to while in it's presence. But today I did something or rather did not do something that pushed me back to the other side.
While waiting in the customer service line at Target today I witnessed a small spider making it's way down a springy web. It was stopping and starting and bobbing and weaving in the light breezes of the passersby. Almost as if it was waiting to hitch a ride. And for the most part he just lingered there. I debating in my own mind if I should warn people as they were whizzing past but it became almost a sort of game until...WHOSH!
He was wisked away without a notice and carried to the register area on the shoulder of some poor unknowing CSR.
I should have warned her. Well Carma is a bitch and I'm sure I'll get mine.
I did leave my sunroof open under a tree tonight. I'm sure some species of creepy crawler is waiting to attack as I type.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The lunchmeat counter...

I have a secret fear of the lunchmeat counter. As I round the beginning aisles of the supermarket I scope out the line trying to decide if I should rush over immediately or wait until the turn on the next aisle. Once the decision to proceed has been made as I roll up to the glass case a new dilemma arises. Should I take a number ticket or take my chances that I am the next in line? Today I chose not to take a ticket. The customer before me was well into her order and I was the only one besides her waiting. Until another lover of the luncheon meat popped up and made the choice,rather quickly, to grab a ticket. Now I was sweating...literally biting my nails. I was reciting in my head my "what's right is right" speech when the counter girl said "Who's next?"
"Ahhhhhhh", I said to myself. But alas the gentleman of course admitted that I was waiting first.
All I could think was,"Yeah, your lucky mister, you have no idea what kind of vocabulary words I was considering in my head."
What's wrong with me?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cape May Zoo

I can not say enough about this wonderful,free zoo. What! Yup, I said FREE! They have a lion,a tiger,camels,reptiles,bison,a bird atrium,petting zoo and much more. My favorite is the free range, huge area for the three giraffe and zebra and bongo's to roam as they please. By the way Bongo's are a brown sort of zebra. Not a drum and certainly not a pair of jeans... Ha!
So if you are ever in need of a great way to occupy the kiddies, do not count this out. We had a wonderful 3 hours there.
By the way the zoo is supported by donations only. It's still a rather cheap day.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

On marathon running...

Hub and I signed up in July to run a half marathon toady...13 miles. And crazy enough I was planning to finish what I started, but I got sick about three weeks ago and my training went down the tubes. So today Hub and I ran a 10k...6.2 miles. I came in 94th out of 217 women. I gotta tell ya I am pretty proud of myself. Although it was a liitle discouraging when we crossed the 2 mile marker and the first marathoners were running through their 9th mile marker with a police escort because they were running so fast.
I would like to now thank my husband for asking me to join him and keeping me on track.
My new goal is to leave him in the dust next time instead of the other way around!

Monday, September 20, 2010

On LF.

While watching our last episode of Backyardigans tonight, LF randomly and not to anyone in particular says this:
   "When I was in my mom's belly I was wondering who was going to be my Mommy and I was thinking...hmm...I hope it is Amanda."

Really and truly I do not know where this originated. Thoughts please!