Tuesday, July 15, 2008


**Warning - as the title says, this post is very random. A brain dump, if you will. And it could even get boring. You have been warned! LOL!**

My daughter is apparently influenced by the things she watches on TV. She LOVES the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks. And it totally cracks me up the things she picks up.

Last night CJ was sitting in the floor. Ruthi got up, stood in front of him and stuck her booty out. When I told her not to do that, she replied with, "I'm just trying to toot! Like Alvin does!" I'm not completely sure it is Alvin who raises his tail and toots, but if is one of the chipmunks, and Ruthi finds it hilarious. Obviously.

And that may be one of the funniest things she's done because of something she's watched, but it's certainly not the first. And not the last, I'm afraid.


My parents' move is almost official! They've brought a few things up already but the rest is happening this week. I spoke to my Mom a little while ago and they were headed to the new house. The movers will be bringing the rest of their things Friday or Saturday. I can hardly believe they are now only going to be 20 minutes from me. I'm still very excited about that!

My Mom got her transfer MUCH quicker than she expected and starts tomorrow at her new location. And tomorrow night she will be staying by herself in "that big house" and is a little anxious about it. But I know she will be fine. My Dad will be going back to the old house to get more packing done, I think. After my Mom gets off work tomorrow, she's coming here for dinner. I'm looking forward to more dinners together with my parents!


Did I mention that my new neighbor is a scrapbooker? I may have, but I don't remember. Can I tell you how exciting that is? I've never had someone who lives that close to me that shared my passion. It's a wonderful thing!

Saturday, she came over and we did a little scrapbooking. She was working on a page and realized she needed another sheet of the paper she was using, and out of the TONS of paper I had, I didn't have any of the same. So that was an excuse to make another trip to Michaels.

So, Sunday afternoon that's exactly what we did. We were having fun shopping, but I was telling her how Hobby Lobby has a much bigger selection of paper. She said we should go, but seeing how it is a little further away, I told her it was best to go when they were having a good sale.

So I called my wonderful hubby and asked him to go online and find out if there were any good sales this week. And it just so happened that there was a great 50% off sale on scrapbooking stuff going on.

He was at home with the kids, so I asked him if he was in a hurry for me to get home. He said no, so it was a perfect time to go. And then he told me he was making a deposit into my account. I asked him what for, and he said, "Because I love you." My husband is fantastic. He knows it would be difficult for me to go into a store that was having a great scrapbook sale with little to spend. He knows me well, and he loves me so much, and he really wants to make me happy. So when he can give me some extra fun money, he enjoys doing it. He's one incredible husband. So yeah, I had a little fun.

But not on Sunday. Because as soon as we turned in, It hit me that it was Sunday, and Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday! Aaarrggg! (And if I had indulged my hubby when he was reading the ad - where I thought he was just being silly - I'm sure he would have gotten to the hours and reminded me they were closed. Oh well.

We just went back on Monday! And we had fun! (Thanks Honey!!!}

Next week, my neighbor's mom and sister are coming for a visit. And they are bringing their stamps and scrapbook stuff! I'm looking forward to a very fun week! I've already asked Chip if he minds the fact that there's going to be a lot of stuff sitting out all week.

And because he's so wonderful, he doesn't mind at all!


I'm sure I could sit here and keep going, but this post is long enough already. So I'll stop here.

Good night!


  1. Wow...you really are having a wonderful summer, aren't you? I just can't imagine how exciting it must be for you to have your parents so close...I was thrilled to move north again so mine would be 3 hours away instead of 16!

    And, oh how I wish I had someone to scrapbook with! Maybe I'd actually be better about making time to do it then. Have fun!

  2. i am totally laughing at the chipmunks thing! totally has been happening at our house too!


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