Tuesday, May 29, 2012

four years & a little bit of me.

almost open


I say "bless you" when my dog sneezes.

I believe one of the best things you can do for your kids is provide them with an education.

I believe it's never too late to go back to school.

No matter where I live, I will always call Seattle home.

I would go back to my college days in a heartbeat. SO much fun.

You couldn't pay me to revisit junior high or high school.

I love holding hands with Max. I will miss the feel of his little hand in mine when he gets older - terribly.

I once kept a rubber mallet by my bed when my husband was traveling and there was news of a bad guy pretending to be a salesman doing bad things to women. My husband and a few friends just laughed and laughed when they heard it was a rubber mallet. Still makes me chuckle.

I have irrational fears about being outside when it's thundering. (It's thundering and my dog is whining to go outside. Um, no. You'll have to hold it dog.) (There was thunder and lightening when I wrote this Friday night.)

Oh so torn between ranch and blue cheese. Blue cheese usually wins out, but ranch I do love thee.

Doritos are evil, but I love them.

Currently addicted to Grey's Anatomy. I am watching from the beginning on Hulu. I'm on season two. I have 114 107 episodes left to watch. I'll be watching on my laptop for a long, long time. I hope it doesn't burn-up before I finish. (Or maybe I do...then I could get a new laptop...)

This book is making me want to make some big changes in my life. More on this later.

Other newly purchased books: Grace Based Parenting and The Gifts of Imperfection

Max had his speech therapy assessment Friday. He tested at a 6 and-a-half to 7 year-old level. He's going to keep me on my toes.

It irks me when people hang the U.S. flag incorrectly. Stars always, always go in the upper-left hand corner people. No matter which way you hang it. Always.

Thank you to all of you who left lovely comments about the photos in my last post. You are all too kind. They really are some of my favorites from this year. In fact, they might just be my favorites.

Today is the last day of preschool. Pray for me and our three months of summer break. I am scared.

Tomorrow night is Max's kindergarten open house. Sniffle, sniffle...

And finally, by the grace of God and pharmaceuticals - I am four years seizure-free today. I plan to talk a bit more about this later today or tomorrow.

(And my post edit - my brother finally proposed to his girlfriend on Saturday night! YAY!!)

9 comments:

{Amy} said...

love learning more about you! doritos-yes. cool ranch, please. oh my, i dread junior high and hs for my kids so much...things seem so crazy these days..but does every generation think that? ha- i am the same way about lightning but NEVER was until about four years ago! crazy.

Michelle said...

Love learning people's "quirks." :) And congrats on being seizure free. That's awesome!

Naomi said...

Love the little bits of you. :) Congrats on being seizure free, that's awesome! Owen had his first day of kindergarten warm up today...wahhhhhh. I love doritos. I loved college, would NOT go back to high school either. I held Owen's hand today after warm up....best ever. OH I'm so emotional about this kindergarten stuff. The end.

JennD said...

I am the worst person ever. I was reading your blog post and then realized your email was still in my inbox. I've been thinking about you lots but I didn't let you know that - sorry.

I love your updates! I'm curious to see what you think of Grace Based Parenting. I have it and I've started it a few times but never really got into it.

Tracey said...

Ranch, hands down.
LOVE thunder.
Ditto on Doritos.
rubber mallet...hey, if it can harm a bad guy, then swing a rubber mallet!
couldn't pay me to revisit jr. high!

yay on being seizure free! My friend's daughter is just going through this. Three seizures in the last two weeks. Really, really tough. :(

stacey said...

I love thunder. As long as it's not associated with close lightening and hail and tornados.

I'm a ranch girl!! French fries in ranch? Yes, please!

Omg. I could eat a whole bag of doritos. Dipped in sour cream. Even better.

I thought Grey's was good the first few seasons and then went through a slump, but now I'm back into it. Although I'm not sure what they are going to do next season. And don't get me started about Lexi dying.

I'm so happy about you and your seizures. xo

Shawntae said...

Beautiful photo.

Yay on having no seizures for that long!

My boyfriend always chooses blue cheese. I always choose ranch. :) Except at Dave & Busters, I have to have the blue cheese on my buffalo bar chicks!

Heather M. said...

yay for being seizure free! that is SO awesome. love learning more about you and i absolutely LOVE lilacs - one of my fav. flowers.

Veronica Moloney said...

I have that same pet peeve with the flag and I am so glad for you 4 years no seizures. Yeah! Lovely post dear.