Archives for May 2009

Well That Was Refreshing

I’ve taken several bloggy breaks over the last three years, but I don’t think any of them have been more enjoyable than last week’s. OH MY WORD. I went to the library and checked out about twenty books, and I can’t even tell you how many times the little guy and I climbed up on the bed in the guest room and opened our respective books and then read and read and read and read.

And read.

(Hey – anybody have some suggestions for chapter books that would be fun for Alex and me to read together? He’s been bitten by the book worm in a big way, so I’d love to read some great stuff this summer. And if the book is part of a series, all the better.)

In addition to reading All The Books, I also caught up on the last two issues of Southern Living (which, in my humble estimation, is Officially Southern again – I even felt a little giddy when I pulled the May and June issues out of the mailbox), watched Kris Allen sing “Heartless” about fifteen times, recorded a podcast with Melanie and Travis that we’ll never be able to use because I sound like I’m screaming in a tunnel made of tin, had a few a-ha moments about ye olde bloggy bidness and basically just had a whole bunch of laid-back fun with my people.

I also laughed my head off at this:

Do you know what that is? Why, IT IS A TREASURE.

Finally, I’ll be back a little later today with a deeeee-lightful giveaway:


Stay tuned!

Amy Grant Giveaway Winners

The names of the ten winners of Amy Grant’s “She Colors My Day” EP – along with the name of a very lucky grand prize winner – are posted over here!

So Here’s What I’m Thinking

1. This past weekend I read a whole book in two days.

2. This past weekend I cleaned my house and lit candles and fluffed pillows.

3. This past weekend I hung out with my people a whole bunch.

4. This past weekend I barely turned on my computer.

5. And I realized that I need a whole lot more of 1, 2 and 3.

6. And I realized that #4 was a nice change-o-pace.

7. So I’m going to be pretty scarce around ye olde blawge this week.

8. But I’ll still draw for a winner in the Amy Grant giveaway on Wednesday and make sure that gets posted.

9. And obviously I will miss you terribly.

10. See y’all next week!


I don’t know what’s up with me this week, but I have had to FIGHT to get out of bed every single morning. I think I’ve hit that point in the year when I’m Officially Tired of a schedule, and I keep thinking about how wonderful it would be to have about five straight days where I could sleep in and stay in my pajamas all day and read books and snuggle with my people and eat chicken.

By the way, I’m not the only one in our house who is tired of a schedule. This morning Alex was eating breakfast and he said, “Mama? You know what? When school is out, every single day I’m going to wake up and I’m going to sing, ‘What time is it? Summer time! It’s our vacation!'”

And I said, “Really?”

And he said, “Okay. Maybe not. But I’ll THINK it, at least.”

I thought that was a good decision. I love the High School Musical 2 and all, but quite frankly there’s absolutely no way I can listen to that song every single morning unless Zac Efron is going to come over and do the dance routine with the basketball in our foyer.

So anyway, that’s my short-term dream: a few mornings in pajamas with nothing on our schedules. Plenty of time to hang out and veg out and maybe even clean out. And let me tell you: in about two more weeks – when summer vacation starts – that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Along with watching my fair share of Bravo when a certain little person isn’t around.

Are y’all feeling the same way? Like your batteries need to be re-charged? Anybody else craving some pajama days?

It Is A Daytime Disco On The Ground Floor Of An Industrial Office Building

All righty, Office fans: we have us a brand-spankin’ new episode tonight, and that means, in the immortal words of Andy Bernard, “It’s on like a prawn who yawns at dawn.”

But make no mistake: I have my fingers crossed that Meredith’s too-short, strapless dress stays far, far away from tonight’s shenanigans.

1. “Occasionally I will sneak down here for a little coffee and dancing.”

2. “I will take your silence to mean that you’re all hiding something.”

3. “You know what I wanna do today? I want to marry you.” (!!!)

4. “When I was in charge, this place was like Dave & Buster’s.”

5. “Wittle Andy is afwaid.”

6. “And – all you can eat espresso.”

7. “Kevin, come.” “Kevin, stay.” “Stay, Kevin.” “Kevin! COOKIE!”

8. “Tell him I’m going dancing downstairs in the office that used to be a closet next to the utility shower and tell him he should join me there.”

9. “Can you please go back to work instead of masterminding these situations wherein we hurt ourselves?”

10. “I’m gonna need two able-bodied men.”

11. Kelly and Erin at Cafe’ Disco – sweet mercy.

12. “I’m not sure – but I’m pretty sure I’m in a dance-off.”

13. “He came in 9th at the Applecreek Derby. And his jerky came in 3rd the following year.”

14. “Look. I hate to be ‘that person,’ but I just don’t like the general spirit of music.”

15. “If these walls could talk, they would say, ‘This is a magical place. You are safe here. We are talking walls. We won’t eat you.'”

16. Andy’s Chair Dance (THAT WAS GOLDEN)

17. “What dance competition? I was just dancing casually with my friends, Y’ALL.”

18. “This is so cheesy. I like cheesy.”

Even though it was a little slow in the beginning, I thought this turned out to be such a sweet episode. The Dunder-Mifflin family is dysfunctional – but they’re family just the same.

And Angela even bounced her leg a little bit.

What did y’all think?

Amy Grant “She Colors My Day” Giveaway

I don’t know what it is, but when I look at this picture of Amy Grant, all I can think of are the infamous words of Ross Gellar: “Cutie McPretty.”

And, much to my delight, I have a fab giveaway going on for Mrs. Cutie McPretty over on my giveaways page.

I don’t want to oversell it, but I think it’s safe to say that you don’t want to miss it.

Because the grand prize? Oooooh – it just may be MY FAVORITE PRIZE EVER.

See you there.

(I’m closing comments on this post since you’ll need to leave entry comments on the actual giveaway post.)