Tuesday, May 26, 2015

what hurts the most?

In the spirit of all of the end of grade testing that is about to occur, I thought I'd give you a word problem to figure out ...

Four friends get together to enjoy a long holiday weekend. Three of the four friends enjoy physical activity such as running, walking in actual nature, & sweating. One of the friends does not. How many friends cannot move their entire lower body this morning????

The answer?


Let's go walking, they said.

The weather is beautiful, they said.

It'll make you feel great, they said.

Six miles later ... which is probably the same amount of walking I've done the past 3 months.

Note to self:  Dear Emma ... Sometimes "they" cannot be trusted.

I believe it was R. Flatts that once asked the question, "What hurts the most?"

I wish I could answer that question for Mr. Flatts, but I can't because  IT ALL HURTS.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

double digits ...

 Happy 10th Birthday to Priss!!!

Ten years of Priss have been filled with lots of FUN & silliness!

 We are so proud of you & the way you take on life ...

You have turned into such a sweet, fun-loving, free spirited young lady!
You have no idea how much fun you make our family!
We love you!

Monday, May 11, 2015

that time i fell in love with morocco ...

I really should be fired from blogging. I have become the equivalent of Southern Charm's Craig to the world of blogging ... well, minus the alcohol addiction & continuous hangover. {For those of you who haven't watched Southern Charm ... get on it! It is some of the South's finest entertainment I have ever laid my eyes upon!}
Here is the truth ... there has been a whole lotta not exciting things going on & I didn't think you all would want me to post things like my grocery list or my list of shows to DVR. So, really, I have done all of you a favor by being like Craig & just showing up when the mood strikes.
One thing I did want to share (which may, or may not, rate up there with my grocery list) is my new favorite addiction.  If you need me, I am probably locked in my bathroom smelling this....

{Suave's Moroccan Infusion}

I have no words to describe how yummy this stuff smells. There are unconfirmed reports that I may be using the spray as perfume ... don't judge, remember addiction is a real thing.
Now, I could not tell you where on God's green earth the actual Morocco is located ... or if it is, in fact, a country {this is what happens when you don't understand Geography} BUT if all of Morocco smells like this, I want to go there! {As long as I can get there by car or train, of course!}

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

weariness & naps

I have total Spring Fever ... & also an uncontrollable urge to take all of the naps!

Me and sleep go way back ... she has been a good friend of mine for a long time.

As a matter of fact ... I have been wearing a Fitbit for a couple of days and I am much more interested in seeing how many hours of quality sleep I get at night than how many steps I have made in a day. Which ... I am sure is exactly what the fine folks at Fitbit had initially envisioned for their product and not at all counterproductive to my overall health & fitness.

It is what it is, y'all.

Other than the naps & tracking my sleep ... I am just trying to power through the last few weeks of school.

Confession: I am over it. If you've ever read Jen Hatmaker's post, "Worst End of School Year Mom Ever" ... those are my feelings. I have grown weary of all of the homework, carpooling, trying to make Priss dress like something other than a hobo ... weary.

Thus ... the naps!

Monday, April 27, 2015

choosing words wisely ...

At some point Saturday I developed laryngitis ...

And while I didn't learn a thing when I took Statistics in graduate school, I can tell you with great authority ... 3 out of 4 people in my household are enjoying the quieter version of me.

I have found myself whispering messages to everyone so they can yell across the house for me. #teamwork

It takes a lot of effort just to squeak out a few words, so I've had to choose my words wisely. Which is something I really should be practicing on a daily basis, but most days don't ... so, the laryngitis has been a good reminder.

Gladly ... I am on the mend & was happy this morning to wake up sounding like a 3 pack a day smoker. And while, that may not sound good ... I can tell you, it is a vast improvement.

Here's hoping I'll still be choosing my words wisely when my full voice returns!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lilly, Not Lilly ...

For those of us who were out-Lillied and left Lillyless this weekend, I have taken the liberty of finding some Lilly alternatives at Target ... we'll call them ...


& they'll be all the rage ...

& everyone will be wearing them ...

because more than 3 of each are available at your local Target!


So, now for a few Lilly, not Lilly options!



And the best part ... you don't have to go to ebay & pay 5 times their original price!
you're welcome ...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

o ... was lilly available at target this weekend???

I'm not sure if you've heard, or not ... but this past weekend was a pretty big deal at Target.

Apparently, the Lilly line was available for a limited time ... & by "limited" I mean 7 minutes! When I got to Target this is what I found ...

a vast wasteland.

There wasn't even a Lilly display rack there! Like the Target Team Members just wanted to forget those 7 minutes of mayhem ever existed!

In all fairness, I didn't get to my Target until late afternoon & I knew everything was already gone, because my people had already reported the carnage to me. But I thought ... well, at least I'll see a display rack.



Like the scene of a crime that had been meticulously cleaned up.

Bestie made a valiant effort early Sunday morning. She called me at 7:30 to let me know she was on her way to Target & asked what she should grab for me ... bless her heart. Then she called back when she arrived ... to let me know the LINE WAS WRAPPED AROUND THE BUILDING. Yes, y'all around the building.

She got in the store when it opened & 7 minutes later ... every bit of Lilly was gone.


If you happen to be looking for exactly where all of Target's Lilly merchandise vanished ... I found it for you ...

This is a screenshot of ebay after I searched for "lilly target" Monday morning ... over 32,000 results came up.  Enterprising soccer moms across America are auctioning off their Lilly wares on the world wide webs.

God Bless America, y'all!

Now, far be it from me to insight any sort of riots, but I have heard rumblings that there may be some Lilly restocking in the coming days. ???? However, since my Target has taken down the Lilly displays & burned them out back, I find it doubtful.