Tuesday, April 30, 2013


The weather on Friday was beautiful! And the weatherman said we would have a "perfect" Saturday and an "ehh" Sunday.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Paint Like Matisse {HappyMess}

What have I done recently?

Not a lot. Mostly sleeping. Two separate trips to the Doctor in a Box. Major antibiotics. Two rounds of cough medicine. 

I thought it was allergies or a cold. Nope, when I went to the Dr. after 5 days (too long?) the doctor said my lower left lung sounded like crackling paper. It was either bronchitis OR pneumonia. But the treatment was the same...a major antibiotic. (And boy am I thankful for pharmaceuticals).

I missed 4 days of work!! I was in bed for 6 days!! Back to work last Tuesday. Too weak to drive. {Have I mentioned that I have an amazingly wonderful husband?}. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Read 'Em If Ya Got 'Em

Goodreads is kind of cool. Feel free to connect to me.

Though....I don't go on there often...and sometimes I lie about what I'm actually reading. Not really. 

But anyway...it's cool. I joined the "Chick Lit Club" on Goodreads, thought, I haven't actually participated in the club portion...I do enjoy seeing what books they are planning on reading. This month I got an email that said they have chosen the Marian Keyes novel, Watermelon

You may not know this...but it is one of my all time favorites.

I was captured at the first page:

February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my first child. It is also the day my husband left me. As he was present at the birth I can only assume the two events weren’t entirely unrelated.
I love that last sentence! So, if you haven't read this one you may want to check it out.

So, thinking about some of my favorite books, you may remember my most recent favorite is: Where'd You Go Bernadette? And one of my classic favs is, Three Wishes. Plus, I love everything I've read by Jen Lancaster.

So, going down memory lane I though I'd share two other fun reads. The book, Heart Conditions made Sara Lewis one of my all time favorites.

This one is about Alice who finds out she's pregnant just after her boyfriend splits! (What is it about women having to do the whole pregnant and birthing and maybe mothering thing alone that fascinates me?)
To make matters worse (or better?) Alice goes to help her grandmother and gets to do things like chauffeur her to the hair dressers during a blizzard. That's the kind of good granddaughter she is.
Here's a snippet:
"Shall I ask Mary Lou if she has any ideas about your hair?" Mary Lou was my grandmother's hairdresser."No," I said."I like my hair," I lied. Gram said, "That's unfortunate."  See? Priceless.
And finally, there's Katherine Center's, Get Lucky.
Sarah Harper is a girl after my own heart! Here are the first lines:
First I got fired for emailing a website with hundreds of pictures of breasts to every single person in our company. Even the CEO and chairman of the board. Even the summer interns. 
Looking back, I may have been ready to leave my job. I'd like to give myself the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes the crazy things I do are actually very sensible. And sometimes, of course, they're just crazy.
Wicked funny! 

Let me know what you're reading this Spring. I hope it makes you laugh.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Post with No Name

Blog...I just can't quit you. I keep thinking about it...but I keep coming back. 

I like the idea of writing...telling stories and having them instantly published. I LOVE that my little place in the world gets sweet readers and I get so encouraged with comments.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fun on the Drive Home

I've probably mentioned that my drive to and from work has been a nightmare. 

Well...since driving to and from work for 90 days the commute has become much less intimidating. In fact...it's sort of fun.

I took a pic of this great pink jeep the other afternoon. I wish I could have gotten the front. The headlights had pink eyelashes! 

This is the kind of thing that makes my drive so much more interesting.