Friday, June 26, 2009

What I should be doing tonight....

Tonight, I should be carb loading, hydrating, resting and laying out my new running skirt for tomorrow's race. Unfortunately, I won't be doing any of this. I hurt my Achilles and after a painful 10 mile run last week, I came to the realization that I won't be able to run the inaugural Seattle Rock 'n Roll half marathon.

So instead of doing the preparations listed above, I think I'll relax and drink wine with Mr. PaperCourt. And I'll think good thoughts for the other 24,999 people who are running tomorrow. Go runners!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The $200 bud vase

I went to IKEA yesterday. That place is dangerous. Dangerous, I say. One hour of free childcare and a sale....who could ask for more?

I found the cutest bud vase on sale for $1. In my mind, I pictured 5 or 6 vases clustered together with colorful blooms at the center of my dining room table. And, honestly, if I was going through the trouble of filling the vases it would only make sense to have a party, right? See how my mind works? A $1 vase becomes a $200 party in just moments. Again, IKEA is dangerous. In the end, I didn't buy the $1 bud vase.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Show us where you live Friday...or Monday, in my case

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is hosting "Show us where you live Friday". I was busy Friday so here's my Monday contribution.

Our playroom/TV room....

Saturday, June 20, 2009


I know I said I was on a blogging hiatus but some things are too exciting not to these treasures I found at our church rummage sale.

Oneida silver tea set - $25
Glass jar - $2
Chunky white necklace - $1

I'm feeling very good about this $28 purchase!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Preschool graduation

It was today....and I made it through the entire thing with no tears. Woo hoo for me!

Now let's talk about kids' attire for said event. Seattle is known for grunge and preschool graduation did not break any stereotypes. I know I am super anal about what my kids wear (i.e. no athletic shorts to school, etc.) but t-shirts and sweatpants for graduation? Seriously?

Sorry if this sounds snobby but I think it's important to get a little spiffed up for special occasions. I'll step down from my soap box now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On hiatus....

I'm taking a break for a month or so. Summer is upon us and I need to focus on my daily life with my family.

I'll be back...pinky swear!