Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rain Rain Go Away...

The above rain gear from Kate Spade would be perfect for me today. Here in Oklahoma we have had 15 straight days filled with wonderful rain and they are forecasting rain everyday this week and into the beginning of next. In fact, the average rainfall for the year is around 30 something inches and we have almost met that mark and it is only the end of June. I know I shouldn't complain about the rain considering what is happening in Lake Tahoe, but the selfish side of me just wants my kiddos to be able to play outside and for us to go to the club and swim. It definitely doesn't feel like summer here quite yet. Then again we could be having 100 degree weather right now too. Some days I don't know which would be worse.
Happy Wednesday you guys!!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Fun Sites

I was reading the paper the other morning and noticed an article on fun internet web sites. Thought I would pass along. This one is interesting in that you can type in how much you earn in a year and it compares it to the rest of the world. You will definitley be able to see just how well off you actually are compared to other nations. Here's a site for everyone who is on a health kick. This site asks questions about your prefereances on lifestyle, like weather, arts, lesisure, etc. Based on your answers it lists the cities that most fit your choices. My cities listed were Balitimore, Portland, Chicago, Eugene, OR., Fayetville, AR., and actually multiple cities in the North East popped up that I've never heard of. I'm so living in the wrong neck of the woods!

Have fun!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

OmniPeace T's

The above t-shirts were seen recently on Courteny Cox and David Arquette. You can purchase them from Kitson and will cost you $65. A little steep for a t-shirt, but you should feel good because 50% of your money goes to OmniPeace. Their goal is to end hunger in Africa by the year 2025.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Last night was Little J's soccer party and tonight Little J attended a birthday party. Two different parties as you can see, and two different children showed up for each one.
At the soccer party Little J was a complete ASS! Crying, throwing, hitting, screaming, etc. Totally out of control. I was totally embarassed.

At the birthday party Little J was completely amazing! Played well, chatted with adults, listened to mommy. Totally perfect. I was totally impressed. Was this the same child from last night?

I needed a night like tonight because after last night I was really stressed and worried that maybe somthing was wrong with Little J. But, he's my little man. He came through for me.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Orient Expressed Summer Sale

Starting June 20th Orient Expressed is having their summer sale off of selected items. For all you gals who love smocked clothing this is a sale that shouldn't be missed.

Monday, June 18, 2007

We're Back!!!

We had such an incredible time at the beach. In fact, we have decided that we are definitely a beach vacation kind of family. I have already started researching Gulf Shores and Destin, FL. So if any of you guys have visited these places I would love some feedback. There are just so many choices and locations to choose from.

The highlight of my kids vacation was going to the beach at night to hunt for sand crabs. I thought my little girl would be reluctant in picking up these critters. However, she proved me wrong when she was the 1st one to pounce on one. One night I didn't go down to the beach for their adventure. Instead I had a little cocktail on our balcony. It looked like every kid on the island was down on the beach looking for sand crabs. All you could see were flashlights and screaming was an every few minuetes occurence.

One evening we went to this little restaurant overlooking the gulf. The best part of the whole evening was when they put on a little fireworks show out in the water. It was really pretty to see the fireworks rain down into the water. After the show I asked my kids if this could take the place of 4th of July fireworks. I didn't have any takers on this propisition.

You know you have done something right when your kids say "this is the best vacation ever!! Thank you daddy for bringing us."

So for you guys who have ever been to Destin or Gulf Shores let me know. I would love to hear from you.

Happy (Missing) Father's Day

Our Father's Day started out as any other Father's Day. Big H received a free pass from me to play golf in the morning. His tee time was at 8:30, so I was thinking at the latest he would be home around 1:00 or so. But, later, as he found out, it started raining heavily, so his game was cancelled and he received a rain check. He called me around 11:30 and leaves a message to tell me as much, and to say he was going to go to lunch with his golf buddies. I return his call at 12:30 to let him know I got his message and he says they're having lunch, yada yada yada. Fine. No big deal. We have nothing for lunch around here anyway.
1:00 rolls around--no Big H.
2:00--still MIA
3:00 after being gone 71/2 hours, he comes strolling in the house. I was mad. I thought Father's Day was about being with your family, not with your friends. I tell him this. He says I'm "bitching". I ask him what he thinks Father's Day means and he skirts around the issue. I tell him, that I know for sure it isn't about hanging out with your friends (who are not yet fathers by the way) all damn day playing golden tees at a bar. I was HIGHLY annoyed!!
I mean, you have two little kids at home that want to honor you on your day, and judging from your actions, you would rather be with your friends. I don't think it was right.
I don't know. Did I blow it out of proportion?

S #2

Friday, June 15, 2007

Second Day and other stuff

My second day of work was a tad more productive. I had my computer, but I still didn't do much, unless you count checking out my favorite blogs. I did take some work home that I plan on completing before I return on Tuesday. I've enjoyed the last couple of days at work and I think I really missed some of the people there. They are not in my usual circle of friends, so it's nice to bet out of my "bubble" and talk to different people.

Next week is going to be a little crazy. I have Bunko, a soccer party and then the next day we have a birthday party to attend. But, those are three days I won't have to make dinner, which is always a plus! Speaking of the birthday party, the invitation said "no gifts please." The party is for two little girls, but should I try to do something anyway? Any thoughts on this? Last year the invitation said the same thing and I made a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation in their name. Should I do the same thing?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

First Day

Today was my first day back to work in 9 months. It went pretty well. I emailed the partner yesterday and said there might be a chance I wouldn't be able to come in today due to the fact that Little N had an ear infection. I told him that I hope that wouldn't ruin any back to work parties he planned for me :). Well, Little N was feeling fine today so I dropped the kids off at Mother's Day Out and off to work I drove. It was kind of weird driving the route to work b/c I haven't driven it in so long. It was good to get back into the swing of things.
I arrived at work and was informed that we were having computer problems with one attorney's computer acutally crashing. So, the laptop I was supposed to use, she was now using. Her new computer was not up in running as of today, so I literally sat in my office without a computer for 5 HOURS!!!. I was bored. That's right bored. I walked around, talked to people, caught up on the gossip and want not. But not one pleading, memo or letter was drafted by me today.
Regardless of the fact that I had nothing to do, it was actually OK with me to be bored. Because I haven't been bored in 8 months!! It was nice to get up this morning and take a shower and put on nice clothes. I felt like I had a point this morning.
I'm hoping I have a computer tomorrow, b/c I felt odd being at work and doing nothing today! Well, I take that back, I did call a potential client and told him we weren't going to take his case. Whew! Hard work, let me tell ya!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Vacation Time

Our bags are packed and we are headed to the beach. The closest beach in this neck of the woods is South Padre so that is where we will be for the next week. My kids are so excited. They have never seen the ocean before so their imaginations are running wild about huge sharks, dolphins, etc. A shark maybe, but definitely no dolphins.

I think when I return I'm going to need a vacation from this one all by myself. I don't know about you guys but it is so stressful getting ready for vacations. If I just had myself to pack for I think I would be OK. Yet, I have to pack for myself and 3 other people. Not to mention getting all the laundry done and cleaning the house. I love to return to a clean house. It makes returning home that much better.

So there you have it. Sister #2 will take up the slack while I'm away. We will have a computer down there so I will probably pop in every once in awhile. Until next week.

A Sick Day Already??

This weekend was a weekend full of sick people. Hooray!! It was so much fun dealing with a cranky and clingy 8 month old with a fever and runny nose. Plus, last night I got to be up a whole hell of a lot with a coughing 3 year old! It was awesome. Plus, Big H has the same thing the kids have and he was not as much help as he usually is on the weekend. So, I'm a little tired today.

I took Little N to the doctor today and he has his first ear infection. Wouldn't you know it, the week I stop nursing, he gets an ear infection! The little booger knew I was going back to work tomorrow, so he was just waiting for his time to get sick and possible delay me a day at work. Sigh. The joys of motherhood. He is feeling better today due to the anitbiotics. I'm hoping I can start work tomorrow, b/c I hate telling the partner one thing and then having to delay it. I know he wouldn't care, he's really understanding, but still I hate having to call in a sick day when I haven't even started yet!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Weekend Craft Idea

These dresses don't seem like to much just plain white, but picture them with a monogram on them and the whole image changes. How about a cute embroidered flower or a pair of flip flops. These dresses can be found at Dharma Trading Company and they will only run you $6-$10. They even have long sleeved dresses for the fall. If you are really crafty you can purchase dye from this same company and change the color from white to any color imaginable. The possibilities or endless.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mother's Day Out and Other Stuff

Little N started Mother's Day Out on Tuesday and his first day was not all that good. First of all he's 8 months old in a room with toddlers around 12-15 months old. So, he's sitting there with toddlers walking around him. I'm sure they will want to push/hit him, which isn't their fault, they're toddlers. I don't know why he has to be in this room. Kind of concerns me but what are you going to do? Anyway, I write down his nap and bottle schedule for his teacher and tell her to just lay him in the crib come nap time and he'll fall asleep. She nods like she understands everything I'm telling her. I see the blank look on her face and realize she has no clue.

I come to pick him up and he only took 2 naps for 35 mintues each! Needless to say, he was exhausted. One teacher commented that Little N sure does have some lungs on him. I asked if he cried a lot and she said only when he was tired and hungry. Well, no shit. Duh?

Yesterday was much better. He took two naps and one was for an hour and a half. They said he seemed a lot more happy than the day before. That's always nice to hear. However, he doesn't go back until next Tuesday so we'll probably have to start from scratch again! Oh, well.

I go back to work next Tuesday--BOOOOO! But, I'm only working part-time and will be in the office only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and I'll work the rest from home. Not a bad gig for an attorney.

I told book club that I would bring some fruit and dip to next week's meeting. I have no idea why I said this--I have no recipe! Dumb, I know. So, if you guys have any ideas please send along!


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Bread Pudding With Krispy Kreme Donuts

I acquired this recipe the other night at my recipe party. It was in fact one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. I will definitely make this the next time I am serving brunch.

2 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2 (4.5-ounce) cans fruit cocktail (undrained)
2 eggs, beaten
1 (9-ounce) box raisins
1 pinch salt
1 or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Butter Rum Sauce, recipe follows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cube donuts into a large bowl. Pour other ingredients on top of donuts and let soak for a few minutes. Mix all ingredients together until donuts have soaked up the liquid as much as possible.
Bake for about 1 hour until center has jelled.
Top with Butter Rum Sauce.

Butter Rum Sauce:
1 stick butter
1 pound box confectioners'
sugar Rum, to taste
Melt butter and slowly stir in confectioners' sugar. Add rum and heat until bubbly. Pour over each serving of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

Monday, June 4, 2007

We are back from our adventure to Sea World! It was a great trip, but it sure is good to be home too! Little J had the best time I think he has ever had! The looks on his face as he rode the rides and saw the sights were priceless. I love it.

We went outlet shopping, but Little N DID NOT want to cooperate while there, so our family had to head back to the hotel, while the other couple and their children shopped. Oh, well. The J Crew was great, as was the Kate Spade, Barneys and Lacoste. I wasn't that impressed with the Neiman Marcus.

I will say that although Little J had the best time of his life, he also threw some of his best tantrums and fits as well, due to lack of sleep and over tiredness. We had to keep apologizing to the other couple b/c I felt like we were getting on their nerves. But, they had great attitudes and acted as if they weren't annoyed at all.

It's nice to be back with everyone on the blog world--I spent most of my afternoon today catching up with everyone and it looks like life went on without me!


Friday, June 1, 2007

Today Is...

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.

Caryn Leschen