Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Some Lighter Thoughts

There is nothing in the world quite like the feeling of clean sheets.

I secretly love Mexican food. Not all of it, but some.

Katie pronounces 'with' like 'wiff', but 'without' is 'wifftout'.

I love to play cards with my husband. We've been playing Phase 10 lately, but it is too easy for a card genius like me. We're thinking of switching to Liverpool Rummy instead.

I used to play Liverpool Rummy tournaments with my neighbors when I was a kid, so I plan to school my husband in this game, too, and quickly.

I have a very elderly dog who can no longer see and who throws up all the time. We're not quite sure what to do with her.

One of my favorite things to eat is lemon yogurt with cherry almond granola. I drive across town to a specialty grocery store just to get it.

I get up every morning at 6 and go over to my friend Julie's house to work out. Every morning I hate it while I'm getting up and going over there, and every morning when I leave I am glad I did it.

When Grace was a toddler, she gave goodnight kisses in this order: Kiss, Hug, Shoop. A Shoop is a pretend lick, like a dog lick, complete with a slurping sound. We had to teach her to do the pretend part, for obvious reasons.

I had completely forgotten about that old bedtime routine until a few nights ago. I can't remember when she stopped doing that. She didn't remember it at all. I feel the sudden urge to go write that down in a baby book.

All of my children's baby books are blank after the first year.

If I ever get around to framing my college diploma, I am going to hang it right over the washing machine.

Any questions? Thoughts to add?


  1. I have often wondered where I'd hang my diploma too. I think I'll hang mine in the kitchen, when and if I get it framed, when and if I find it. It's not that big a deal really, maybe I'll feel differently after I finish paying for it. LOL

  2. If you made it to a year, that's further than I have made it with either of my kids' baby books. I should really do something about that. Eventually.

  3. When I read the kiss, hug, shoop thing, I thought, she'll be glad she wrote that down. Those memories fade so fast. For the longest time (6 months, maybe?) Clara said "Mah." in stead of yes. It cracked us up. We would have to tell the babysitter what it meant. The other day, I realized she hadn't done it in a really long time, and I didn't even notice it slipped away.

    I am so impressed with the working out thing. Good for you.

  4. "If I ever get around to framing my college diploma, I am going to hang it right over the washing machine."

    bwa ha ha ha ha

    I have a degree in theatre from a prestigious university, and like to say that I went to the "Northwestern School of Waitressing"


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