call it a whim

Friday, December 29, 2006

A glass half full kind of day

Warning: The following blog has noe real life lesson and isn't even really funny. It's just a narritave of today, but I was in a blogging mood...
It has been one of those days when everything seems bright and sunny and right with the world. By all accounts it shouldn't, but it still does. Chris has been sick and was home yesterday with the yuckies. He's still feeling sick today but had to go to a meeting so he's dragged himself there and is working hard. I feel bad for him, but I am still in a chipper mood.
I took Grady for his sixth (I think) haircut today and he is looking like quite the little stud muffin. He screamed bloody murder the entire time and the poor lady looked like she might just decide to quit her job, but I was finding it all quite amusing. I left a good tip. I will have to taks new pics of him soon. I got a backdrop stand and wonderful seamless paper from Santa, so I am itching to try it out. Grady got a mini Lightning Jersey and I think that would make a cute shot...I need to find a puck for him to play with!
After the haircut I had to run to Kohls because he was covered in blonde tufts. While spending the $5 might not seem worth it, I did find a very cute shirt that made him look even more like a little man. Then we went to lunch with my fabuloso sister in law and I had a Publix sweet tea. Life can't get any better. Well, maybe it could if I broke and stole one of those Lindt truffles that are still loudly calling my name, but I am feeling benevolent and the truffle will survive today.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Is there rehab for this?

Hi, my name is Courtney and I am a Lindt-aholic....
I had never had a lindt truffle until I walked into the store in the mall to buy my dad a gift for Christmas. I had heard they were good and my dad loves Chocolate, so it made sense. Well, the very friendly sales lady offered me a sample truffle. I believe her name was Tracy, but it may have been Stacy. Whoever she was, I blame her for my addiction. I can no longer walk past the Lindt store without salivating. I know they have individual candies to purchase for .49. You can get 6 in a little bag for $2.50. The problem is, I will want to eat all six in one day. In fact, I had bought a bag for Chris and I to share. I already ate my three, but he has been feeling under the weather and still has two of his sitting on the counter. They are calling my name. Loudly. But I am trying to be good and not eat the chocolate I purchased for the man I love. I seriously need help.

Friday, December 22, 2006

For all the mommies and daddies...

This is some text from the book You are My Miracle by Maryann Cusimano Love. What a beautiful way to make your child feel special during a busy time of year.

I am your parent
you are my child
I am your quiet place
you are my wild.

I am your gingerbread;
you are my frosting goo
I am your paper
you are my glitter and glue

I am your wrapping
you are my surprise
I am your don't peek;
you are my wide eyes.

I am your fortress;
you are my snowball fight
I am your decorate
you are my tangled lights.

I am your helper;
you are my do-it-myself
I am your Santa Claus
you are my Christmas elf.

I am your glass ball
you are my popcorn strings
I am your pageant;
you are my angel's wings.

I am your steady hands
you are my rising star
I am your stocking
you are my chocolate bar.

I am your caroling
you are my jingle bell
I am your favorite song
you are my first noel.

I am your old stories
you are my make-believe
I am your go to sleep
you are my Christmas Eve.

I am your hush now;
you are my lyrical
I am your peace on Earth
you are my miracle.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I think I found you...

I have had a hard time getting into the Christmas Spirit this year for several reasons. Most of all, there has been so much going on that I barely have time to take a breath much less notice that Thanksgiving has already passed and Christmas Eve is a mere two weeks away. This is unusual for me, because I love holidays as a rule. But with all this Bah Humbug going on around me, I managed to get a glimpse of the Christmas Spirit yesterday. I took Grady to the zoo for their winter festival, and he loved it! The second we walked in, he looked up in rapture at the snow (yes, REAL snow, from a snow-blower). The temprature was a chilly 40*, which is a rarity in FL, even in December, and he was sportin' a warm hat I had to run out and buy 2 hours before our visit. He was all snuggly in his Christmas PJ's, coat and blanket, and his eyes didn't stop glowing and darting around the whole time we were there. As we rounded a corner, we saw a blow up snowglobe filled with presents, Santa, some reindeer and a snowman. Grady said "Tan-ta" and pointed and smiled. And there it was. Christmas in my little Man. The other pics are of when we took him to see "Tan-ta" today. Eh, still a cute memory!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

"Where Are You Christmas"
Where are you Christmas
Why can't I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me
Why can't I hear music play?
My world is changing
I'm rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too
Where are you Christmas
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I'm not the same one
See what the time's done
Is that why you have let me go
Christmas is here
Everywhere, oh
Christmas is here
If you care, oh
If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time
I feel you Christmas
I know I've found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love
Where are you Christmas
Fill your heart with love