Thursday, August 5, 2010

That's Sweet!

Ok, ok, so I said that I'd post on Saturday, but I didn't.  I can be such a loser like that. Anyhow, Saturday was busy, what with the whole Saturday-nowhere-to-be-sleeping-in thing, and then shopping and cleaning house for my daughter's tenth birthday party.  Sunday afternoon was the actual party-just for family, no "friend parties" this year.  I still can't believe that I have a 10 year old-that just seems so old to me! I'm sure in a few years, I'll be singing a different tune, looking back on when she was "little" and only 10.  She had a nice party, and thanks to the generosity of our relatives, she now has more cash to spend than I do.  The money is burning a hole in her pocket, but I am dreading taking her shopping to spend it.  When it comes to her own money, the girl is seriously picky about what she buys.  It will take her at least an hour of looking at the same 3 aisles of toys or video games before she decides that she needs to look at another store.  Three stores later, she will be begging to go back to the original store, where it will be another hour before she buys the first thing she looked at.  It's exhausting.

I really could use some retail therapy of my own lately-I've just had a lot of not fun to blog about here type thoughts rolling around in my head, and I don't know what to do with them all. Nothing bad, or earth shattering, just not entertaining, is all.  I've thought about starting a separate blog for the more serious stuff, but it'd just be a lot of whining-I tend to get pretty melodramatic from time to time, and then I get embarrassed about it later.

August 8th, it will be my 1st blogiversary, although I really didn't get down to business until January or February.  I'll try to come up with a fun post for that day-not sure what I'll do yet.... Any ideas?

Oh, and hey! A couple of weeks ago, Alisha, from Musings of a Manic Mama gave me the Sweet Blogger Award! I'm not sure if that's "Sweet" as in "Suuuhhhh-weeeett!!", or "Sweet" as in "Awwwww!", but either way, I'm excited to win another blog award! Where ese can I put forth minimal effort and be rewarded for it? That IS suuuhhh-weeettt, my friends!
Anyhow, thank you Alisha! Be sure and check out her blog-she's the lone source of estrogen in a houseful of boys, so you know she's got some stories to tell!

I'm going to pass this award on to a few blogs I've recently started reading.  These ladies are my favorite kinds of Moms-moms who aren't afraid of keepin' it real, and that's sweet! (As in suh-weet, of course.)
Second Chance Moon
The Adventures of JAMC
Figments of a Mom

Since I'm being linky and all, check out this site if you haven't already-it makes me laugh a little every day. Catalog Living


  1. Yeah, amazing how much more discriminating kids are when it's THEIR money. I have two teenagers, and they'll throw MY money around like nobody's business.

    Gotta love 'em, though.

  2. Isn't that the truth with the kids and their money...perhaps my boys should buy their own jeans for school, then maybe they won't feel the need to make holes in the knees while sitting in circle time...when they should be listening!! Congratulations on the award...that is Sweeeet!!

  3. Thanks for the Suhhhh-weet Award! :)
    I love your posts about your sons drawings! LOL! and you daughter the entrepenuer....sounds a lot like my own.
    Happy almost one year blogoversary!

  4. As you know, I know what it's like to be stuck for blog topics!

    So you've been blogging almost a year? I'm going to have to go back and read your archives to get to know you better. I have SWEET idea on how you can celebrate---Just give out Amazon gift cards to all your blog buddies! Don't make us enter a drawing, though---just give out the prizes to everyone! Your generosity would help all of us with our own "retail therapy"!

  5. Oh, yeah---I like your new blog header and I'm also going to snag your button for my blog!

  6. Mary, does this mean you are willing to donate the gift cards? ;-) Unless they come in $1 denominations, I don't think I can do that, LOL!

    The header and button are my somewhat pathetic first attempts at creating them. I don't like the way the header doesn't really blend with the template, so I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet.

  7. Bethany - thank you so much for the award! And happy blogaversary. What will you post about??


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