(1)I don't plan these in advance. It's always a kind of stream-of-consciousness brain-dump. Which explains why the word "quick" actually means "super long" most of the time. Because my brain will. not. shut. up. And also explains why there's not actually any theme the way there is....
Hold on. Before I forget. The boy just ran in here holding a penny whistle (if you're related to my husband, you'll understand the hate/hate relationship everyone except the males in this family have with the penny whistle) declaring that he's found the perfect way to wake up the big girls.
Wait. Where was I? Oh yes...
So because I don't plan these, I'm always grateful to log on to facebook to find little gems like this to share with you guys...
And if you missed why I'm so pleased with this fine graphic, you can take a gander at this delectable discussion thread all about how some lady is a big meanie head. And a fool. Mean and foolish I tell you!
(3)The upside to having older siblings:
|having someone fun to hold you during indoor marshmallow roasting time|
(4)The downside to having older siblings:
|you're just trying to have a simple snack and they're all "Quick! Get the headband!"|
(5)Okay, so y'all haven't forgotten about the job thing, right? Because, of course, it's the most important thing that's happened to you all month? And, besides the birth of my 5th child, the most important thing that's happened to you all year? Thought so. Glad you have your priorities straight.
Anyway, sometimes it feels almost too good to be true, that the waiting and wondering is finally over. And Tommy has been thinking that maybe he ought to just go ahead and set up a tent and sleeping bag outside of HR until his start date so that they don't, you know, accidentally call someone else and give them the job instead.
But never fear, my friends! The sleeping bag has been put away. Because yesterday, a packet arrived at our house via UPS Overnight Delivery (I capitalized those because it made us feel really fancy) from his new EMPLOYER filled with all sorts of interesting information and real paperwork with his real name on it and his start date right there in black and white. I held it in my hands and spun in a little circle, Sound of Music style.
(6)Dang it! This has gotten all long again. Okay, super quick-like for real:
Every Wednesday, sweet helpful friends are doing a weight-loss check in on the twitter using the hashtag #pray2lose . The idea is that we all pray for each other's success in addition to, or even instead of if that makes you happier, our own. We check in on Wednesdays (and any other day if we want) and get back to the healthy selves we know are hiding in there under all this ice-cream-sandwichness. Join us!
The hubby found this for me at the library: