26 June 2008

bargains galore...

my friend jill is having a sale tomorrow
tons & tons of awesome scrapbook stuff
at rock bottom prices
everything has to got go make room for more
(i could SO sell mattresses!)

check her blog here
for more info...

have fun...

18 June 2008

at last...

it is brian's last day of school
& for this house
that means
summer is here!
plus the sun decided to go ahead & come to the party
she didn't rsvp
& she came late
& she brought a date (a mysterious mr. cloudy...must google him)
& she ate all of the good dip
but everyone cheered when she came in
so whatever
i guess i will forgive her
(unlike the girl who came to my wedding
wasn't invited
brought a date
didn't bring a gift
wait for it
caught the bouquet...
have i mentioned her before?
i have?
looks like my counselor will be getting that
new pair of flip flops she's been eyeing)

the sun.
she shines.
on me.
(was that haiku?
cause that was pretty good for fly-by poetry)

now that my friend is back in town
i'm looking forward to...
strawberry picking
blackberry picking
blueberry picking
nose picking
(oh you know you were going
right down that road with me...)

lane county fair
scandinavian festival
art & the vineyard
country fair
oregon state fair
(i have only been to one of the above listed
on a yearly basis
guess which one it is?
it's the one that is free to get into
& has giant men walking around wearing viking hats
& nothing else
just kidding
that would make it the country fair
& i have only been to that one time...)

cute kids in swim suits
cute kids playing in the driveway
cute kids riding on bikes
cute kids at the park
cute kids in time out
(reality rules here at i wonder sometimes)

going to portland with my husband
reading in the back yard after the kids go to bed with my husband
ditching the kids
(ever so gently with a very capable highly trained watcher of children)
& going to dinner with my husband
celebrating our ten year anniversary with my husband
just hanging out with
(you guessed it)
my husband

one day a week
for me
for me
to go to my weight watchers meeting
for me
for me
& then to a sale or two
for me
for me
(well usually it ends up being clothes for the kids
but the hunt?
that's all for me
for me!)
& then a little lunch with a book
for me
for me
& home just in time for naps
for me
for me
(i can't help it
the poetry
it just flows through me...)

so thanks, miss sun
for gracing us with your presence
& warming our hearts
& shoulders
& making it possible for me to dress without layers
but next time could you bring a side dish or salad?


whatcha looking forward to this summer?

isn't that picture funny?
looks like miss m is welcoming miss summer with open arms
she's nice that way
unlike her mother...


03 June 2008

come play!

one of my favorite things is planning parties!
i love writing everything out
& dreaming up new fun stuff
& thinking about who to invite...
i even love the stress of
getting everything together the day of...
it is just a delicious mix of organization & fun & craziness

so i'm excited to invite you to
the newest fun playtime...
ali, jill, trisha & i
are working together to make it super fun
& full of lots of great stuff!
so come on over & check out our come play blog
& then do what it says
come play!