Thursday, December 3, 2009

Too much

I know that I haven't posted in awhile. There are 2 reasons for this-

1. My only computer is in my basement and I can't leave the kids alone upstairs and they don't like playing in the basement. And by the time they go to bed at night, I am too tired to do anything but stare at the wall and contemplate whether or not I should have gone with Benjamin Moore instead of Sherwin Williams

2. Too much has happened lately and I don't know where to begin. Does that ever happen to you? When you haven't blogged in awhile you feel so behind on stories, so behind on pictures, so behind And so you just put it off.

So to ease my way back into the blogging world I am going to start slowly and just post a few things I have learned over the past 2 weeks. I can't post about bike rides, swimming in the pool, playing in the sand, going on hayrides, going to the Iron Bowl, visiting with our dearest friends in the world, hugging my grandmother who is very sick, flying back with 2 kids under 2..... it is overwhelming. So I will sum it up like this-

- Benadryl does not work on plane rides. I don't care what they tell you. It does not. If anything, it has the reverse affect.

-Auburn fans are surprisingly polite. We had a wonderful time at the game and I was so pleased at how courteous everyone was. That is until I got home and got on facebook. I guess the politeness stops in cyberspace.

-My baby girl can and will sleep in a big girl bed. Sniff Sniff...

-The same baby girl likes to sing jazz to poor unsuspecting travelers on a "Hairpane."

-Second helpings of turkey is never a good thing.

-There is nothing like a long bike ride at night through a beautiful beach town.

-Sand is just as annoying as you remember and stupid nostalgia makes you forget this every year.

-Budgets on vacation are frustrating at the time, but you are so grateful for them when you get home.

-True friends can pick right up no matter the time or distance. A good cup of coffee helps.

-Ornaments on trees must start halfway up the tree for the next 3 years.

-You can't put candles in your windows when you have a co-dependent golden lab who stares out the window every time you leave. After the 9th candle was knocked on the floor, we opted for wreaths instead

**Pics to come soon. Maybe. If I can find time to sneak away to the basement. But if I do that, even the ornaments that are halfway up the tree will find themselves knocked down by my toddler who will find a way to climb on something and get them.**



Carmen & Eddie said...

I feel you!!! Your lessons learned are so on the money!!! But I iwll have to say that no matter what- snad can not put a damper on the beach!!

Erin said...

It was SO good to see you this past weekend - we must do that again over Christmas.

Keri A. Ward said...

Can I get on that friend/coffee list for Christmas?? I feel pretty certain we will have LOTS to talk about! ;)

I miss you and it was such a joyful surprise to look over and see your cheerful face in the atrium this past week!