Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Break

As my glorious spring break comes to an end, I took a moment to reflect on the week. Here are the ten best things about spring break for me:


1. Home ALONE. Peace and quiet- canNOT be beat.


2. Two, or more, LEISURELY cups of coffee every morning.


3. Up early with NOWHERE to go other than walk my Tucker.



4.Time to sit and be still.

Funny quotes labor day search results from Google

5. Eat ice cream all day long as opposed to just when I get home from school.


6. Stay up late if I want. Which, apparently, I don't.


7. READ books that are above a 5th grade reading level and/or have nothing to do with school.


8. Have conversations with adults that are adult centered.



9. Not having to watch the words that fly out of my mouth.

10. One week closer to SUMMER VACATION!



Friday, April 18, 2014

What Makes a Really Good Day?

Having this little guy come for a visit!











As of April 2, 2014, this little one became a big brother to his little sister. Little sis has been back in the hospital for a week fighting a respiratory infection of some sort. Please add this precious family to your prayer chain(s).

Have a wonderful Easter!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Somebody Turned SIX!

It's Tucker's birthday!

Yes. I am THAT kind of pet owner. But y'all should already be familiar. :)










Happy birthday Tucky Bug! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

No Rain on the Hodgepodge

Hey, hey! Spring break is almost here! I'm doing the happy dance of the utmost joy! And, so far, spring hasn't been too hot which is very nice. Though my allergies are going NUTS!

It's a good thing we have the Hodgepodge to keep us going!


1. April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower' attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it, or did all that attention make you squirm? I don't want to say why, but I've had attention showered on me AND I'm about to have more attention showered on me at the end of April at school. It's not bad or negative. But I HATE recognition and attention. I'm squirming already and dreading it like the plague. UGH.

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the 'college spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please! Well, the best spring break stories are from college and, since it's family friendly...I'll just pass on this one. LOL

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans? I love them. We had a pecan tree in our yard when I was growing up and it was great! My favorite? Pecan Pie, of course!

4.  'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', 'rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells', or 'a good egg'...which egg-spression could most recently be applied to your own life? Rotten egg. I'm surrounded. 

5.  In my experience Motherhood is the best experience I've ever had or ever will have. Oh, and wedding planning is for the birds. 

6. What's a  favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics? This one:



7. What does the word hope mean to you? Hope is that thing that I hold onto all the time. Even if I have nothing else, I always have hope. Hope keeps me going. It drives me. It's my sunshine. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here. We are fast approaching the big day! The bridal portraits turned out beautifully and I wish I could share a couple of shots here but I don't want to take a chance on the groom getting a gander of them. 

Spring break begins after school on Friday. Let me tell y'all, in my mind, I've been there for the last three weeks. Sheesh. 

Have a great rest of the week AND, if next week is your spring break, stand up and shout with me, "HALLELUJAH!"

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Poor, Poor Blog

I've been so neglectful of this poor, pitiful little blog lately. And I blame school. SC has jumped on the common core boat (sinking though it may be) and we agreed to do field testing for the new test. Along with MAP. And PASS. How dumb are we?

I could turn this into a HUGE discussion on common core- and, trust me, I have a lot to say about it, but I won't.

Why? Because something else has had us busy----

Remember this little man? He came to visit Friday night.


And yesterday, his new baby sister arrived!


Congrats to my wonderful nephew and his sweet, sweet family!

The babysitting is going to get really interesting now. LOL