July 05, 2010

Today's Life Lesson: Spontaneous Combustion

I never cease to amaze myself. Today, it was my stupidity.

See, the other night I went to one of my friends homes for a Mom's Night In. We all got together to watch a movie and chit chat, kid free. Everyone brought something to eat and I brought a bottle wine. Which, I will admit, was great!

The problem, however, started with the trip to the liquor store. I couldn't decide how much wine I should get. I wasn't exactly sure how many moms would be drinking. So I decided to get 2 large bottles. One was cold and I took it inside with me.

The other, was not cold and I decided to leave it in the car. My thought process was that I would have a second just in case, but if we didn't need it, I would just take it home with me and drink it another time. Genius! Everyone would be happy!

The problem continued when I forget to take the extra bottle out of the car that evening.

I left it in the trunk. All day. In 95 degree heat. Hmmmm......

The next day I popped the trunk open and was smacked in the face with the smell of wine. Apparently, if you leave a bottle of wine in a hot trunk long enough the cork will pop and wine will leak all over the place.

Thank goodness for spontaneous combustion!!!

wine bottle and glasses Pictures, Images and Photos

It's a shame that my bottle wasn't sitting upright and then tilted itself and poured the wine into glasses after the cork popped!!!

Well, we'll just chalk this one up to another lesson learned.

July 01, 2010

The Best Confirmation

As a mother one of my biggest fears is that my children won't know how much I really love them. I know that they know I care about them. They know I'll protect them and feed them. I'll nurture them and take them to the park. But do they know how much I really truly love them???

Earlier today I have my 3 year old a big hug and hold him, "I love you." Just as I do all the time. He usually looks at me and says, "I love you too." But he didn't today.

Instead, today, he looked at me and said, "Mommy, I know."

Those three simple words gave me confirmation that I must be doing something right. I hope my kids will always know that Mommy loves them!!!

June 24, 2010

My Utter Impulsivity, Take 2

We all know that I can be impulsive. It's a bad habit that I can't break. I do and say things without ever thinking about the consequences or what I'd do next. Now, I know everybody can be impulsive at times. But lately, it's gotten really bad!!

Over the last couple weeks I've been going into work a few days a week to put in some summer hours while all the kids are on vacation. It's nice being able to go in and work without students. I have been very productive! However, when I go in during the summer I'm almost always the only person in the whole building. And just in case you're wondering, empty schools are freaky!!

On the last day of school all of our lockers were cleaned out and opened. And they're still open. All of them. Every single locker, empty and left open. And there I am all alone with them.

Every now and then I have to leave my office to go somewhere in the school, usually the copier.... and when that happens I have to walk by said lockers. This is not a good thing!!

See, every time I walk by those lockers I get this uncontrollable urge to run down the hall as fast as I can and slam all of the locker doors shut!! Wouldn't that be fun?!?! If I did it right, I could get the top row and the bottom row at the same time, in one swift move!! It's be sweet!

But there are cameras, and I'm afraid of getting caught. So I try to resist. But to be honest, I'm not sure how I'm going to make it all summer without shutting them all!!

By the way- I still sometimes get the urge to lick the TV. Only sometimes though. :)

June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there!!! I hope you all had a great day! And I hope all of you moms, wives, daughters had a great day with the special men in your lives!

And a special Happy Father's Day to my dad. I couldn't dream up a better dad than you. And I couldn't imagine my life without you. I am so grateful for everything you've ever done for me and for everything that you continue to do. You have helped make me the strong, caring, independent woman that I am today. Thanks, dad!! You truly are the best dad (and Grandpa) EVER!!!!

June 18, 2010

Search for the MIssing Phone

I've been known to be pretty absent minded sometimes, and today was no exception.

Tonight, the boys and I took my hubby our for dinner to celebrate Father's Day. After dinner my hubby took the boys home and I went shopping to get Father's Day gifts for all the daddy's in my life.....

I got fed up and decided to head home, after not being able to find anything I was looking for. About 10 minutes into my almost 30 minute drive I reached for my cell phone......
And it wasn't there!!! Uh OH!!

Where the heck did it go?!?!?! I SWEAR I didn't leave it anywhere! Great! Now what? I began searching frantically as I drove down the road. I emptied my purse, several times. And my wallet, several times. I triple checked the seats and my pockets. I even checked the center console, which I knew I hadn't opened.

I couldn't find it. Great. I must have left it at the last store I was at. I was checking the time when I was in there. Sigh.... Guess I'll just have to turn around and go get it....

So I turned around went back to the store I had just come from. And 15 minutes later, I arrived. Upon arrival I jumped out of the car to head into the store....

And low and behold, when I got out of the car there sat my cell phone on the seat of the car....

I had been sitting on it the whole time!!! Geez!! I really wish someone would have called me so I'd have heard it ring!! :) Oh well.... at least I found it!! Next time I'll check the seat before I turn the car around!

June 14, 2010

The Simple Ways they Melt My Heart

I've always believed the saying, "It's the simple things in life that matter most."

But lately I've been trying really hard to pay more attention to those simple things in life.

Today I noticed the little things that my boys do that bring a smile to my face, even if I'm not in a good mood......

How'd my little loves make me smile today???

Every day when I get home and go pick up the boys I always greet each of them with a big hug and kisses. Today, I gave my 5 year old a hug and he pulled back and just looked at me. Then he said, "Mommy, let me smell your hair." So leaned in and let him smell my hair. He gave me a big sniff and then looked at me and said, "Hmmm, it smells really nice!" LOL!! Thanks, honey!!

Later, I was standing in the kitchen at my mother's house and my 14 month old started yelling "BOO!!" He cracked up when I would pretend I was scared of him, it was so cute! I scooped him up and he kept yelling "BOO", so I started yelling back at him. He started laughing so hard that he would get confused and sometimes his "BOO" would be a combo laugh/boo. Then he'd shake his head, look at me and yell "BOO" again.

On the way home tonight, my 3 year old says to me, "Mommy, can you do this??" I looked in the mirror and he was making the 'I love you' sign. I said, "Yep, I love you." And he got this huge smile on his face and said, still making his sign, "I love you too, Mommy!"

My boys melt my heart each and every day!!

June 11, 2010

Today's Life Lesson: Get Up and Go!

We've all heard the say, "You learn something new every day." And I will admit, I use it quite often. I, however, never really put much thought to the saying or whether or not it was true. But when I stop to think about it, you really do learn something new every day. Sometimes it's a new fact that you never knew, sometimes it's a bit of insight and other times it may be something that you already knew, but hadn't thought about lately, or now look at in a different way.

My life lesson today??


About 3 weeks ago I started jogging in the mornings. Ok, so I started speed walking/ slowly jogging. I run about 2 miles every morning around my neighborhood. And I'm happy to report, I've been doing pretty well. I never thought I'd like running, but I LOVE it! I have a ton more energy and I just feel better about myself.

But some mornings it's hard to get up and get motivated to start running. This morning was one of those mornings. I kept pushing the snooze button. And to make it worse, I knew that I could sleep in today and it was a groggy, humid morning. But alas, I got up and headed out.

When I returned everyone in my house was still asleep, so I got in the shower and got ready. I had energy to keep up and play with my boys all day. It was great.

Now I just need to keep this motivation up and keep going!!!