Thursday, April 24, 2008



1. The beautiful day we're having today.  sunny and high of 71.
2. The fact that I have such kind, loving and funny kids.
3. Thursdays, because its ALMOST the weekend!
4. Overhearing my 7 year old teach my 3 year old all sorts of odd things, like the healthy bugs in your body are good for you.

Sigg, Envirosax...spending lots of green to be green

     I bought my first Sigg water bottle a few weeks ago, and wanted to check it out before I purchaed one for my sons.  I love it, and use it all the time.  So I finally got one for the boys, check em out! 
     With all the hot summer nights approaching, they'll definitely be put to use.
I also got my Mikado Envirosax today, and used it at the grocery store.  

Being GREEN is a nice excuse to shop for new stuff!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

44 Things...

I received this via email.  thought it'd be a good post... 
1. Do you like blue cheese?   yep
2. Have you ever smoked heroin?  no
3. Do you own a gun?  no
4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? No Sonic anywhere near here.
5. What do you think of hot dogs?  Yum

6. Favorite Christmas movie?  Mmm..none really.

7.  What do you prefer to drink in the morning?  homemade skinny cinnamon dolcle latte

8. Can you do push ups?  probably not. and I'm not gonna try right now either!
 9. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?  Yurman bracelet from a vacation

10. Favorite hobby?   bike riding with my sons.
11. Do you have A.D.D.?  No
12. What's one trait you hate about yourself?  I have no patience.
13. Nickname?  Lee

14. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?  I need to go get banana's so my son can pretend feed his school stuffed monkey that he got to bring home today...My son needs to finish his lunch.  He says he's full but he will be HUNGRY again in 15 mins....and last, I need to remember to put the washed clothes in the dryer the next time I go upstairs.

15. Name 3 things you bought yesterday.  1. reusable water bottles for my kids, 2. resusable grocery bags(envirosax) , thats it.  and both were online purchases.  

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? water, coffee, lemonade

17. Current worry?  If i can remember to do everything that needs to be done.  

18. Favorite place to be?  Family vacation, when all 4 of us are totally relaxed and focused only on eachother and what we can do for fun.

19. How did you ring in the New Year?  Home, with the boys, lots of snacks, appetizers, some drinks for us parents.  home safe and sound.

20. Where would you like to go? Headed to Vegas in a few weeks.  I can't wait!

21. Name four people who will complete this? um, just posting it, not sure I'll send it.

22. What shirt are you wearing?  short sleeved(finally warm here in ohio!) vneck, light green, plain as can be.

23. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?  no, seems like it would be sweaty?  and not in a good way.

24. Can you whistle?  Yes

25. Favorite color?  tan, cream, off white.  all shades of it.
26. Would you be a pirate? Arrgh!  No.
27. What songs do you sing in the shower? I dont sing in the shower.  I enjoy the sound of the water, and the quiet of no one asking me for anything for the short time Im in there.
28. Favorite girl's name? Reina, it means queen in spanish.
29. Favorite boy's name?  Cruz, or Angelo

30. What's in your pocket right now? pedometer. oh, and a quarter I found in the wash.

31. Last thing that made you laugh? my son's coach correcting me on my batting ignorance.

32. Best bed sheets as a child?  that was like 30 years ago, who knows.

 33. Worst injury you've ever had?  arm fracture

34. Do you love where you live? definately
35. How many TVs do you have in your house? sadly, 5

36. Who is your loudest friend? Tina

 37. How many dogs do you have? one
38. Does someone have a crush on you? hopefully my husband

 39. What is your favorite book(s)? Emma & Me, Lovely Bones, Open House, Freakonomics

40. What is your favorite candy? Sprees, peanut M&M's
41. Favorite Sports Team?  Cleveland Indians, family is going to a game in a couple weeks!

42. What song do you want played at your funeral? I'd have to spend some time on that one.  I dont know.

43. What were you doing at 12 a.m.?  sleeping.

44. What was the first thing you thought of when you
woke up?  Yay!  I finally slept until 7!  I have a horrible habit of getting up at like 4 am and staying up all day.  it comes and goes.  yuck.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ohhh! So close...

     I've stuggled with my weight for quite a few years now.  Sometimes my own reflection makes me stop, and look again while thinking, "who is that fat mom?"  I hate the F word, I dont ever use it, and would never let my kids use it.  but I can't stop it from popping into my head when I look in the mirror.  ANYWAYS....
     I am trying to make some changes.  You know, the usual stuff.  Be more active.  Make better food choices.  Its funny though, I LOVE healthy food as much as junk food, and easily overeat that too!  
     Believe it or not, I actually do have a gym membership.  I use it about 2 times a week.  and I work out at home an additional 2 or 3 days a week.  Today, I got showered, and all dressed for the gym.  Loaded my kid up in the car, drove to the gym, and turned around.  Why do I get so LAZY?!  So, I will take a walk this afternoon around the neighborhood.  NOT quite the exercise my body needs, but cardio still.  

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring is here

My older son is still in school, so unfortunately he gets left out of some of our fun.  My little guy and I took a bike ride at a nearby park, and had some lunch.  I love that our weather is offically spring weather.  Love being outside more.  But I do feel bad for my kids and their allergies.  Claratin helps sometimes.  But, just look at his face.  He did end up having a blast kicking the soccer ball around.

Monday, April 14, 2008, baseball, school & Life

     well, my older son starts baseball this week.  3X's a week.  And Soccer 2X's a week.  My younger son will be starting soccer, once a week, 9:30 on saturday mornings...Uh yeah, A good time, but, Not a good time.  

     I'm looking forward to it so they can hang out and be with their friends.  But so, what?  We have like no evenings home anymore?  Thats a lot of  forced politeness with the other parents.  Im not even that nice to my own husband.  so I have to pretend with all these soccer moms?  Yes, I may be a mom of soccer kids.  but geez, Im not out of control with the screaming and yelling.  yes, I gripe, but I love watching my kids out on the field, having fun.

     So it'll be fun. I'm sure I'll have a horror story or two to tell.  go team!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Simple pleasures Sunday...roses and cupcakes

My husband, B, went with the boys for groceries, and came back with gifts!  A dozen roses and a dvd of the tv show, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia.  That show is so hilarious!  What a great surprise!

My older son had some friends over today to battle at guitar hero.  I figured I'd make them a special treat...
Thats my good deed for the day~

Saturday, April 12, 2008


What does family mean to you?  Do you have to be close to family simply because they are related to you?  Can a lifetime of disappointment be a good enough reason to separate yourself?  Or am I a bad person for being unable to forgive?  

My babies

Getting Started...

I've been wanting to start a blog for a long time. Now that I have, I dont know where to start!  I am a mom to two young boys.  Life is great, and there are so many things to remember, I figure a blog is a good way to document some of it.  So, here we go!