A pretty surprise from the boy
I am just going to skip the "sorry I haven't written, I've been busy" part of the blog since that is the way most of my entries start. I am feeling restless today but there isn't much I can do about it. I moved with the laptop from the living room to the office because of all of the people at the pool making noise. Then, of course, all the kids pick our parking lot cul-de-sac (which the office overlooks) to ride their bikes and chant in a cult-like manner. I was going to drag Jimmy off on a hike this evening but changed my mind when I found out it was 99 degrees outside. I think I would rather sit in our air-conditioned apartment. Earlier this week, I actually got heat exhaustion by sitting in the car while Jimmy ran into the grocery store for about 15 minutes. The sun was shining in on me, but I just put the visor in place and sipped my giant McAlister's sweet tea. On the drive home though, I felt dizzy and seriously thought I was going to throw up. I think Jimmy thought I was mad at him for taking so long since I was quiet, but I was really just trying not to blow chunks all over his car upholstery. This experience kind of ruined my McAlister's dinner, so I guess I have to go back this week. :) I was so thrilled to find that deli here in SA since I had only seen it in College Station.
I've been out-of-town quite a bit. My sister-in-law, Robin, had a book signing at a Barnes & Noble near my parent's house. It was fun to see the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd during the Q&A portion of her workshop. If I haven't already given you a copy, go buy Robin's book, Change Your Reality, Change Your Life, at Amazon. She has accomplished so much and is the sweetest person I have ever known, so I think she knows how to lead a pretty good life. Plus, she has a new baby on the way so she needs all the support she can get. Congratulations again, Robin!
My scruffy brother, Jeremy, and my nephew, Will. Jeremy is
still embracing the grunge look.
Jimmy's parents came to stay with us for a couple of days on their way to and from a vacation in Galveston. I had to be on my best behavior the whole time since I had already found out my sense of humor didn't go over too well with them. I couldn't help commenting that I wish the tiger would eat the kid from Swiss Family Robinson when we caught it on TV the other night, but at least I got a laugh out of Jimmy, bless him. Well, they did want both of us to come visit them next month, so they seem to like me okay. Whew.
Here are a few of the other things I've been doing:
I've turned the dining room into my work area. I like this set-up because
I can get some writing done but still feel connected to Jimmy when he is in
the living room. Writing is isolating enough without holing yourself up alone
in a room.
June decided this is the prime space for nappage.
Trying to eat a little better.
cupcakes are important too.
I tried a project from Martha Stewart Living. I also used it to
make some cards to send to my family.
Martha's version. It looks nicer than mine, but
do you realize how long it took just to make my
I did a little Easter decorating. Nothing too over-the-top.
I love Williams-Sonoma.
This is what happens when you let a colorblind boy do most
of the dying. He was just moving the eggs from one bowl of dye
to the next with no understanding of the color wheel.