Sunday, October 24, 2010

Feel Trip

Well, Sprout came home from her first field trip with half of her chin skinned off.  I asked her how her first time on a school bus was; she said, "Queasy."  So, so much for feel trips.  Too much feeling if you ask me.

Thanks to Jen, Joanie, Hausfrau (I received your latest package.  Mwaa!), and of course, EC for your comments on my 25 of 50.  I'm sure I will have more to add as we head into my favorite time of year.  Sprout's costume is complete.  If you see an waifish looking red-head wandering around your neighborhood, don't worry:  it's only that other Pip-pi.

And finally, I am starting to seriously consider starting my own freelance writing company.  I have had four or five articles published in the last year or so, and it's something I really enjoy.  It's fun to think about a name, a website and putting pen to paper on all the ideas that have been percolating in my brain for so long. 

Finally, Pip is hoping for a Nintendo DS for his 7th birthday.  I told him if he raised the money, he could be my guest.  I must say that the bed-making and vacuuming and putting shoes in order have been well worth the 50 cents to $1.00 he charges.  Sprout has been waxing on and on about an American Doll.  Somehow we received a catalog in the mail and QED.  How do you handle "wish list" items?  Ages?  Money?  Just saying "no"?

Thanks again for stopping by and for your comments.  I love to read them ~ it's like hearing from a friend, which you are.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

These are a few of my favorite (50) things

Mary Beth over at saltandchocolate has come up with a few (also 50) of her favorite things.  Here is my list in progress.  What are some of your favorite things?

1)  Apple picking.  We go here to Stribling and recommend it if you're in Virginia.
2)  When my husband calls me a fool but is laughing at the same time he's calling me a fool (so who's the fool?!). : )
3)  Starbucks coffee.  There.  I said it.
4)  An organized desk, at home and at work.
5)  Coming home with a few new clothes items for work, whether they be from Target or H&M.
6)  Oogling over the make-your-own fabric at Spoonflower
7)  The sometimes incredibly beautiful jewelery from...  Forever 21.
8)  My new penpal.  (We're talkin' pen, paper, stamp, customs, post office)
9)  My daughter who says things like, "Maybe if today is sparkly we'll have recess outside." when she first wakes up.
10)  My son who says things like, "I do not stand for rudeness."
12)  New potatoes tossed in olive oil and sea salt, then roasted.
13)  Pandora radio
14)  Dreaming about living someplace else.  I love it here, but it's fun to imagine too.
15)  Tons of thin blankets in winter instead of one big thick blanket. 
16)  Flurries after dark.
17)  The sound of a snow plow at 5:00 in the morning and then tuning in for the school cancellations.
18)  Having a child come and tell me that they loved the book I recommended to them and that they finished it in two days or 1 day or 1 night under their covers with a flashlight.
19)  Etsy, especially hats from here.  Send her your head size and it's a perfect fit for fall.  And cowls from Sweden.  You won't step outside without it.
20)  Thanksgiving foods.
21)  Nature in general.
22)  My girlfriends.  They always have time for me.
23)  Decluttering.
24)  Turning 40.
25)  A full fridge and a full pantry.