April 27, 2008

Lazying Around

I haven't updated in a while, mostly because I was gone last weekend. I went down to California to see my brother and his family. It was a lot of fun! I got to see my brother graduate from the Police Academy and is now a full fledged Deputy. He was the class speaker and he did a great job giving the speech! Should I brag more.. he was also number 1 in his class, and number 1 academically.

My mom and I hung out with Christy and Marcus the next day, and it was great to see Marcus now that he is speaking more. He is very adorable, even though he is going through his terrible twos. I am guessing this phase bothers his parents more than his grandma and aunt - we always get to give him back. :-)

We returned home last Sunday and I have had a pretty good week. I was able to get back into yoga. Yoga is great for me, now I am trying to think of ways to eat healthier. Most of you know this is a real challenge for me since I am a very picky eater. Wish me luck and feel free to give me ideas.

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April 24, 2008

In The Meantime

Just a little something to keep you going until I can do a good update. Cute things my nephew says:

"Mommy, I be a good boy now" (when wanting up from his nap)
"I want fries" (when going to Olive Garden)
"I'm so excited!" (when going to McDs)
Q-R-S-T-U-V...S-T-U-V...S-T-U-V (when singing the alphabet)
"Mes" (for yes)
"Kissy Pooh!" (when wanting you to kiss Pooh bear)

You can all collectively say 'ahhhh' now :-)

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April 13, 2008

Back From Vacation!

We had a fun week last week and got in a little vacation time. For some reason it seems less like vacation when you are reminding children to 'stop it' or 'be nice', not that it wasn't fun. It just wasn't as relaxing.

One exciting thing is that I get to go down and see my brother and sister in law on the 18th of April. I am excited to see everybody again! My brother is graduating from Police academy and then (hopefully?) we will also celebrate Marcus's second birthday. He actually turned 2 on Friday, time goes by so quickly!

Yesterday was beautiful, but instead of tending garden outside I was cleaning inside (it needed it). I figured today would be just as beautiful and I would get a chance to work outside, but I was mistaken! It wasn't, it was much more cold and cloudy. Bummer... so I stayed inside most of the day and haven't done much... ahhhh...

Tomorrow it is back to work and I am not looking forward to going through my 185 emails (yes, I peaked on Friday, hopefully most of them I was just cc-ed on for my records). Picking up some used coffee grounds is also on my list of 'to dos', I tried to get some today but didn't pick the right coffee store. Once I get them I will trim my Camillia and hope it looks a little more perky. Right now the leaves are turning brown and even the edges of the flowers turn brown, poor thing. I will try and take a before and after picture - so that those who are interested will get a good look!

Oh, and I thought I'd share with my mom that the rhodies are dying because Scott ringed them. Which is pretty fine with me since I'm not a big fan... but now we have to take them out!

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April 03, 2008

Grammer Snob

I suppose certain things I do make me a full blown grammer snob. Now I don't mind the occasional 'ain't' and (bane to Jess as teenagers) I still don't know the rules surrounding 'me and her', or 'her and me', or any other combination. But I don't like dangling preposition in either my novels, my articles, and most recently, my birthday cards...

When shopping for a birthday card for my lovely nephew who will, no doubt, not be reading it, I passed over a cute card - with one very large problem. The final blurb was 'And it's what you're wished a long parade of!'...

Uh, granted they got the you're/your and its/it's rule correct - but it's still a horrible sentance, under no circumstances can you end a sentance with 'of'.

Really - no circumstances AT ALL (back me up here Lo). You can start a sentance with 'and' (or 'but') occasionally, but you can't end a sentance with a preposition. The correct birthday wish would have been 'Of which you're wished a long parade!' or perhaps 'of what you're wished a long parade!'

I won't correct your speaking grammer - but the second it's in print I will not spend money on poor grammer...

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