Monday, October 31, 2011

Whatever's your bag, baby...

Ok, so dude, I'm doing my first link-up party.  Yeah, it's true.  Mostly because I'm nosy.  Nosy nosy Noserton.  Not a real word, but whatever.  :)

So here you go!! 

First up - let's start at 11:00pm.  My wallet.  I didn't open it for you because, really, it's just a wallet.  To the right is my business card holder and some cards that I can't live without ('sup Brooke and The Nail Bar - dude, they serve booze with pedicures).  Then a list of what we need to replace the water pump in the Yukon.  Joy.  A gift card to Applebees.  Then a couple lip glosses (I *heart* Bath & Body Works).  A tide stick, a benadryl stick and a couple Band-Aids.  Then a nail clipper - dude, it took me 32 years to figure out I should carry one with me.  Some random earrings (three pairs) that I keep in my purse to spice it up.  Ok, they really are there because I take them off at the end of the day and don't wanna carry them into the house apparently. 

Then mints.  Man, I love mints.  I can't chew gum, so mints are my life. :) 

A pager for work.  Yes, you read that right.  I carry a pager and I am NOT a drug dealer.  Woah, what the what??  Yeah.  My work badge and keys and then my car keys.  That orange slice makes me happy. 

My three pens that I must have with me as well.  Then a little fold wallet for when I don't wanna carry my purse inside.  My froggy coin purse that is probably 10+ years old.  Some excedrin, lotion and my purse tag. 

Phew, not as bad as I thought.  Of course, I have started to carry a separate bag with my planner(s), more mints and random Target reusable bags. :) 

Here you are: 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sing.....sing a song.....sing it loud.....blah blah blah

Isn't it funny how a song can take you immediately back to a different place in time? 

There are certain songs that immediately dredge up GREAT memories for me.  There are others that will bring me to tears every single time I hear them. 

Len - Steal my Sunshine:  roadtripping in the green grand am with Rikka and Dahlen.  Immediately.  And I crank it up.  Over 10 years ago. 

Jimmy Eat World - Hear You Me:  my nephew's funeral.  Instant tears after almost 10 years.

Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy:  being a little kid all over again.  I don't want to do the math on that. 

Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter:  College, guitars and baseball players.  I think that's enough said on that one.

Lit - My Own Worst Enemy:  College, house party, back when we'd hook up our Napster to the stereo speakers so we could all enjoy some pirated music.  Hey, I can't help it if the school gave us all laptops.

Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's:  High school, rollin with the homies.

Bee Gees (Kenny Rogers?  Gatlin Brothers?) - Buried Treasures:  Kindergarten - yes, it's true.  I only remember the chorus, but yeah!!  WOO!! :)

There are just so many.  Harvey Danger, Weezer, The Flies, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Nelson, Oasis, Kenny Chesney, Tiffany, Whitney Houston (before Crack was Whack)....just so many memories. 

Then I wonder what songs are currently shaping the boys' memories.  Is it Dynamite?  I've heard them sing along with that one at the top of their lungs.  Is it frickin Bieber?  Again, at one point it was J-Bird's fave.  I heard it all the time.  Or will it be Superbass, like these adorable girls from England? 

The other day in the car, they sang along to Shake it For Me in the backseat.  What the what???  How do you even know that song???  They heard it on the school bus I guess.  No longer do I have any control over what they hear and what they latch on to.  Crap.  Please don't let it be S&M by Rihanna.  She scares me. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Oldies but goodies

I love old people.

I always have.  Now, yes, there can be crochety old people, but for the most part, they're just little old sweeties.

In high school I worked at the local nursing home in my hometown.  I didn't have to do the gross things, but I visited with residents, handed out snacks and coordinated bingo.  Woo!  Easy peasy. 

Earlier this week, we took part in the United Way Day of Caring through our office.  Our assignment was over at some assisted living apartments.  We had two little old ladies and they were great.  I have forgotten how much I enjoy visiting with those grandma's and great-grandmas.

I need to find time in my life to get over to a nursing home and spend some time.  I'd like to bring the boys with me (two big ones at least, Samboni is just too much energy) and teach them the importance of valuing everyone.  That the visiting that we do actually will HELP both us and them. 

I feel I need to make this a priority.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Yikes - time flies!

Hmm, well, if you're a loyal follower (hi mom, hi sister), it's been a while since I posted!!

Apparently September flew by and I didn't get a chance to do a durn thing online here.  What did I do this month?  Well, let's see.
  • Had my 8th wedding anniversary 
  • DH's birthday
  • Quick trip to Vegas for a semi-long weekend
  • Made 6 (or 7?) cakes for various events
  • State HR conference - I was on the committee and so it was a hectic month!
  • Had a going away party for my brother-in-law for when he goes overseas in a couple months
  • Pinned probably 200 pins to my new addiction...
  • Sick kids, sick husband...
  • Plus the day to day living of working full time outside of the home, raising 3 boys, trying to keep everything straight!  Yay me! :)
So yeah, I guess that was my month.  Woah.  Seemed pretty constant.  Will October slow down?  Well, it's 10/2 today and so far - not slowing down at all.  But I will try to be more consistent.  I was going to try to do the 31 Days of... that I saw on the nester site, but all of the sudden it was the end of September and I hadn't come up with anything yet!  Urgh!  I guess there's always next year?