happily ever after: What We've Been Up To Lately

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What We've Been Up To Lately

I just sat down for some lunch. I made THE SANDWICH today. But it's slightly varied from the original. Today we used some Three Pepper Mustard I had, Munster Cheese and Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Purple Onion, and Alfalfa Sprouts. I made them for the boys too. But they only got mustard, cheese, cucumbers & sprouts. But I know when I left the room, they were pulling off the green stuff and replacing them with pretzels. So basically they had pretzel and cheese sandwiches. What a couple of guys!

On the subject of chick food. Sweetie has been out of town, so on Monday night a sweet friend and her two daughters came over for Girl's Movie Night. I found this awesome sandwich recipe online and decided that none of the manly men in my home would be caught dead eating the thing unless I put a big steak in the middle of it, so I made us our chick sandwiches and a very delectable dessert of .... oreos.

First movie (Magic of Ordinary Days) we watched on the couches in the living room (boys were banned to the upstairs). Then for the second movie (Raising Helen), we changed into jammies and laid in my bed. Too much fun, we've decided to make it a tradition.


We've officially started our new school year this week. The boys are thrilled.


Calvin has started football. Contact football. It's on a homeschool league, but still. I think we might need to up our health insurance. The past two weeks have been 'Hell Week' practice. Sweetie took him to his first couple of practices so by the time I got to take him, he sort of knew what he was doing. Sort of. The poor kid takes after his very UN-athletic mother. But he loves it and is having SO much fun, except for the 'whole body being so sore he can't climb the stairs' business. And then there is what he looks like in his practice gear. Is it okay for a mother to swoon over her own son. What is it about those shoulder pads? And the big helmet? And that mouth guard that makes his mouth look all big and sticky-outy? He's one handsome kid. Better not be any cheerleaders at these games, is all I've got to say!


I've re-organized the laundry room for the 10th time since we moved in 2 years ago. I just had to re-do the labels, they weren't all matchy matchy and I couldn't sleep with that going on.

We take our bugs VERY seriously here in the south.

I'm very handy with my label maker, I'm thinking about taking this show on the road, I could help a lot of people out there.


I really would like to join the local YMCA. I want to have a place to go to every morning. Want to jump on the treadmill and try to do better than the person next to me, unless she's skinnier and training for a marathon. I want to take some yoga classes again. Maybe give a few of those complicated weight machines a try and be strong enough to move the furniture around in my house again. And don't get me started on the very cool pool outside for the whole family to enjoy. They even have a spiral slide that they let the mommies go on. But we don't have that kind of money right now, to justify me joining, at least not right now, not when I have all this at my disposal......

Sweetie bought me this a couple of years ago, when I just knew that I'd use it everyday. ....

It's under a ceiling fan and in front of the TV, it doesn't get any better than this.

Except that I could also stare at this. And who are those cute little boys? Seriously, what a couple of cutie-patootie's, not to mention that handsome guy in the back.

I could also lift these while on the treadmill, doubling the workout and building some serious muscliage (is that a word?)

I could also use these, but who am I kidding? I can't even lift these to vacuum under them, I just keep going around them.

And then in the bedroom, there is this....yes, I have like 15 yoga videos, is that the same as private yoga lessons? I'm thinking so.

Anyway, so now you see, I have absolutely no excuse for not being in better shape, except for maybe this.....

Oh, wait, that looked way too good. I think I need to take a nap. Afterall, my label makin' finger is pretty sore.