I amuse me

Sometimes? Things just pop out of my mouth before I fully process them. Many times, it’s what the rest of the room is thinking but not willing to say. Other times it’s funny. I don’t often get in trouble which is amazing.

Today, I had one of those moments. Oh did I!  And it was with the Big Boss Man on the way into work first thing this morning. You should also know that I was carrying my huge swim bag filled w/ workout gear, a legal folder bursting at its seams with the major project I was working on and lunch.

Big Boss Man: Thats quite a load you’re carrying (indicating my huge swim bag)

Me: Yeah, I was working on [huge project] last night.

Big Boss Man: G-d love ya!

Me: Yeah, he loves me!

He chuckled and walked away and I got on the elevator giggling with my 30lb bag in tow.

I amuse me.

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Swamped. Drowning. I have an entire ream of paper left to read…

But the surface/end is in sight. I have a bunch to do before I can return and this is most if it.

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This much left to read

I’ll be back soon. Ish.

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Things that made me smile…weeks 11 & 12

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I’m back at it, listing out the things from the past week that made me smile and that I’m am thankful for. It’s important to remember the things that are good to help ease the sting of the bad.

What can I say? Some weeks are better than others and I’d like to have reminders of the good for when it’s not so good. I re read that statement and it makes me feel like I’m implying that life isn’t good. It mostly is. (Knockonwood!) I just want to make sure I’m documenting the moments that shine for me so when they don’t I can find good things quickly

So. In no particular order for the last 2 weeks:

  • Kettle corn
  • Vacation!
  • 30 foot tall concrete dinosaurs at an old sugar plantation
  • Saving the day for my boss
  • KC and Rick (and fleeting thoughts of getting a dog when we move)
  • Spending a day with friends to move them into their new home
  • Chocolate cupcakes with whipped cream
  • Cool exhibits at the Space Center
  • Finding my white sunglasses
  • Great episodes of my shows, except Rizolli & Isles. What’s up with that one?
  • Cuddles with Em and O
  • Teaching my niece the beginning of swimming
  • Spicy shrimp tacos
  • Deals at the market
  • Good books to read
  • An empty flight
  • The teens I teach not eating me alive, but it was close
  • Showers at work when we don’t have water
  • Naps
  • Good news for friends

Doing Things Differently recap:

Earlier bed time: Insomnia is running rampant, but part of it is the weird and bad dreams I’ve been having. It’s hard to convince my brain to sleep sometimes when it’s sure it’ll be a scary trip. The rest is just not being tried

Activity: Yoga:  Swim: 1 days of teaching Run: 2
I was lazy on vacation. It happens. The above is for the past week.

General feeling of overall accomplishment: Haha, accomplishment. Vacation. I’ve been getting lots done in the few days we’ve been back though! Check in next week.

How was your week?

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Frank said…#76

This is part of the Frank said feature. You can see more here.

Car alarm going off in the street…

Frank: Harumph. Quit it!
Me: You’re such a grumpy old man. It’s cute.
Frank: It’s not cute.
Me: What is it, then?
Frank: Grumpalicious!

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And just like that, we’re back. Spring, where are you?

So we’re back. It was fun but we we were ready to come back I think…plus I was out of vacation so I sort of had to…or find a job down there which I don’t think I’d like too much.

I sometimes think I’d very much like to live down there, but really it would drive me nuts. I seem to have a sense of urgency and “get things done” that isn’t shared in that part of the country. (I’m not saying their way is bad, I’m saying that it’s not for me. It’s also why I didn’t move to ‘Bama when my bro was there the first time. My how life would be different if I had!)

Anyway.

It was delightful seeing our family, immediate and extended. We didn’t do much other than try to relax, eat, spend time with family and friends, and read a couple of books. We went to Kennedy Space Center, up to see Frank’s mom, to the flea market, to the beach, and to an old sugar plantation and botanical garden. It was a really nice break from reality, apt/house/mortgage stuff, and you know, snow.

It was really sad to come back and see the grey/hail, but I’ll get over it. I hope Frank will. ;) Apparently it was really nice to run on the beach and not the ice.

Isn’t it the first day of spring? I clearly remember requesting that it be nicer when we get back from vacation! Apparently +5*F is nice enough-er.

I have a few photos to share today. I didn’t get some of everyone and I won’t share all that I did, don’t worry!

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So we’re back. I’ll get back to my sort of regular posting schedule now that we are. Back to reality.

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Frank said…#75

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Dinner at "home"

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Sue, Frank and I were grabbing dinner at Chipotle a couple of weeks back. We were talking about making chocolates for her party and the following conversation took place:

Me: …It’s probably better to make them at your house. There’s probably more room in your fridge to cool the chocolate faster.
Sue: Well, I keep my food in the cupboard in a box w/the instructions on it so yes.
Frank: I keep mine here [at Chipot;le]

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…Sweet dreams. Gratefully yours, Court

We made it to our destination with minimal travel issues for which I am thankful. We had a busy day with coffee drinking, picking up deodorant so I wasn’t the smelly tourist, touring the Kennedy Space Center, and sitting in the sun, chatting with my mom.

Other than maybe the dog, I’m the only one awake at the moment. I’m okay with being awake late, by myself, because it’s in the quiet moments of the evening, once everyone has gone to bed, that I’m able to reflect on how lucky I am.

A loving and generous family, a guy who adores me and indulges me when I say, “Hey! Get a photo of this!” (as I maniacally giggle and pose)

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I'll catch you space man!

…and looks up menus before we go to a restaurant to see what’s gluten free and that I can eat.

I have a really good friends who have my back, help heal my heart, and laugh with me – oh do we laugh! My work situation has its issues, but it’s pretty good and I really kucked out in the boss and most coworker department.

Right now I’m laying on the couch, watching this week’s Bones, listening to the wind in the bushes outside the window, the bugs calling out, and the cars drive by.  And I’m feeling so very grreatful, lucky, and blessed.

Who or whatever arranged for me to be so damn lucky and blessed? Thank you.

That’s all. Sweet dreams, good night.

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Things that made me smile, Week 10, 2014

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The cherry is the best part, no the peaches, no the cherry...

I’m back at it, listing out the things from the past week that made me smile and that I’m am thankful for. It’s important to remember the things that are good to help ease the sting of the bad.

What can I say? Some weeks are better than others and I’d like to have reminders of the good for when it’s not so good. I re read that statement and it makes me feel like I’m implying that life isn’t good. It mostly is. (Knockonwood!) I just want to make sure I’m documenting the moments that shine for me so when they don’t I can find good things quickly

So. In no particular order:

  • Working out an acceptable pool schedule for this session (filling in)
  • Getting ready for vacation!
  • 1lb closer to my goal
  • Figuring out why I was craving bread and pretzels like woah (need selenium)
  • Cashew butter and old school canned fruit salad
  • Laughs with Frank
  • Teens I teach being engaged in our discussion
  • Coupons for Michael’s
  • 2 dates with Sue
  • Meeting a fan of my Court I Crafty work

Doing Things Differently recap:

Earlier bed time: Exhaustion won out most days

Activity: Yoga: 1/2 Swim: 2 days of teaching Run: 0
Hula was super fun! And bun hurt inducing.

General feeling of overall accomplishment: Haha, I have no idea. I got a lot done this weekend…that counts. At least I say it does.

How was your week?

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Frank said… #74

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Frank: I’m not going to age well. Basically I’m going to melt. Go full Tommy Lee Jones.
Me: Oh? How so?
Frank: Like this:
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Coffee Date #28

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Unst Hallo! That’s how my brother would answer the phone when he was in Holland. Sometimes I say it because it makes me smile. I also toss in a few alstublieft, dank je wel, and bedankt occasionally. It’s basically the extent of the Dutch I know, although my brother and I are convinced I can read it after a few drinks. Signs and menus didn’t need to be translated as much then. Weird.

ANYWAY! I hope this Friday is treating you well. How was your week? If it was anything like mine, you have no idea what happened only that it dragged on forever and then poof! all the sudden it’s Friday and you have no memories of the week.

Good times? I don’t think I cried or had a panic attack and I kept the kids in my volunteer teaching assignment engaged this week so I’m calling that much a win.

I was left scratching my head yesterday, wondering if I was driving my invisible car or something because I almost got hit 4 times while out and about. 3 of those times were in the Target parking lot alone. One of the guys came whipping in to the lot in his silver Prius, stumbled out of the car all disheveled like and then saunter/staggered across the parking lot to the door. I have to assume he was high on something (Likely) or that his hipster-ness had rendered him stupid. (Possible.)

Speaking of Target, holy ugly! I was poking around a little yesterday and I found not one item I wanted to purchase for myself. Everything was either XS or incredibly ugly. To quote Sue, “I like it when retail cooperates with our economic agenda.” Have you been out and about shopping lately? Did you find lots to be ugly or is it just me?

Just a reminder that I’m peacing out for vacation next week. If you’d like to guest post, I’ll turn the keys over to you and you can take this blog for a spin. (I don’t really hand out the password, you just email me your posts and any photos and I’ll post them.)

Have anything exciting planned this weekend? I’m teaching just to fill in and then really no plans. I have a bunch of design work to do for some people under Court is Crafty but other than that, I think I’ll relax. Well, as best I can relax. We all know I suck at it! Oh and laundry and cleaning. Such a glamorous and exciting life!

So tell me something. Anything really will do. If you’re stumped why not share the best article/post you’ve read on the web or tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve seen this week?

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