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What a day… and some fill ins

July 7, 2012

It’s still Friday, barely, but until that clock strikes midnight it is and I’ll have enough time to finish up my fill ins for today.

It is also finally, blessedly quiet. I had so much planned and feel like I got nothing done.

Where did the day go? No, don’t answer that. Just a rhetorical question. It was a busy one alright.

Hubby worked out of the house part of the morning. For some reason when he’s here I never get as much done as when he’s out of the house right after breakfast. But what’s a good wife to do when her husband surprises her with a ticket to a blog conference? So excited. I’m going to Central Florida Blog Con in Orlando in September.

And as he sat there doing his research today sniffling and coughing and generally feeling miserable I made him lunch before sending him on his merry way.

Then, the almost daily nap time battle. Little One is giving me an awful time about her naps. It’s hit and miss, some days the magic works and others… not so much. Today, I lost… In between running up to her room every few minutes, I managed to get some cleaning done. I’m amazed at the dirt  things that were stuck between the couch cushions. Good thing my vacuum was up to the job!

After my cleaning streak I was hot and sweaty so I took the time and got my 20 minute swim in… It’s always a great time to recharge for me.

When nap time was officially over and the cleaning done, it was time to pick up the kids from their last day of camp… yes, you read that right, it was their last day. They went to camp for a month and now will be home the rest of the summer. Lots of pool time in store for me…

Pick up turned into drop off at one friends house, pick up at another friends house and a sleep over. Middle and her new friend from camp are fast asleep. The Boy is home from his friend’s house and the movie they went to see (Spiderman) and probably busy with one of his video games.

And mommy, me, is finally sitting on the couch with her feet up, the laptop in her lap and Justified on Amazon Prime. Why has no one told me about the yumminess that is Timothy Oliphant? Oh, my!!! Hubby really got into watching Justified and I never paid much attention. The other night he started over again and I started paying attention, big time. Eye candy, indeed… and no strippers in sight. 🙂

Anyhow, so now, time to fill in some blanks. Each week, Hilary posts four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. It’s fun to see what everyone comes up with.

This weeks statements are:

1.       I ___ wear___

2.     I have had a lot of ___

3.     Public speaking makes me__________.

4.     My car always has_______because_______.

And here are my answers:

1. I always wear flip flops and I mean always. Hope there aren’t any podiatrists reading this.

2. I have had a lot of practice sweeping and vacuuming up dog hair. I do it pretty much every day…

3. Public speaking makes me nervous. My hands get sweaty, my voice breaks and my heart races… I much prefer speaking, singing and dancing in front and with a classroom of four-year-olds. Once a preschool teacher always a preschool teacher!

4. My car always has a mess in it because I drive around three mess makers. 🙂

And there you have it. Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend. It seems we may have guests tomorrow… and some yummy baby back ribs smoked by hubby!!! Come on by, plenty for everyone!!!
xo, Susi


Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun #68

June 21, 2012

Friday again. Where did the week go?

The two older kids had a great week at camp… 4 field trips. They got to see Madagascar 3 on Monday, spent time at the beach on Tuesday, roller skating at Kabooms on Wednesday and today a trip to Lion Country Safari. They are exhausted. Tomorrow is a regular camp day. They’ll need the break. 🙂 Middle is looking forward to next week. They’ll get to go ice skating and that’s one of her favorite things to do.

As for me, I had a nice week. Tuesday, I got to spent time with the lovely Nicole from By Word Of Mouth Musings and a friend of hers. We had a great time sitting and chatting. Little One enjoyed spending time with Nicole’s daughter and had a blast on the playground. It’s so nice that I got to meet another blogger locally. I love to pick her brain.

I’ve been thinking about the idea of inviting you my fellow bloggers for guest posts here once or twice a month. I’m still trying to figure out the how’s and what’s and so on. Let me know if you have any ideas, anything you’d like to share. I would really appreciate your input. Thanks! 🙂

Anyways, time now to join Hilary of Feeling Beachie fame for her Friday hop. Each week she posts four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you have some statements for her, she’d love it if you could send them to feelingbeachieatgmaildotcom. If she uses your statements you’ll be made co-host!

Here are this week’s statements:

1.       I love a ___

2.       If I could ____ anywhere I would ____

3.       When I grow up, I want to ________

4.       the best _________________ I ever ____________________

My answers:

1. I love a nice, hot cup of Rooibus tea with honey at the end of the day.

2. If I could travel anywhere, I would go either to Ireland or the Pacific Northwest. 

3. When I grow up, I want to be a fashion designer. ( This answer courtesy of Middle. )

4. The best smiles I ever got were from my children.



Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun

December 8, 2011


Each week, Hilary from Feeling Beachie lists four statements to fill in the blanks on our own blogs.  This week her co-host is Tami from Empty Nest in IL she came up with the last 2 statements. Hilary would love to hear from you with ideas for new statements. If she uses them you’ll be made co-host. So, link up and join the fun!!!!
This weeks statements:
1.       When I ___ I feel that ___ paid off
2.       I just realized that____

3.       My _______ come from _______.

4.       If I had _____, I would ______.

My answers:

  1. When I put on my new pair of jeans I feel that my exercising paid off.
  2. I just realized that in less than a week I will know if I will be an American citizen.
  3. My daughter’s talkativeness comes from me. She can have an entire conversation without taking a breath.
  4. If I had a green thumb, I would re-do all the landscaping around our house. I’m the worst gardener out there….