A happy day ...
Sunday, April 04, 2010      3 comments

we attended the early service ... it was my idea, but getting ready and to the church by 7:30 was tough ... it was packed! i knew it would be. so many people bring guests and it's always a beautiful service. i can only imagine how crowded the... Read more
Duke ... Next stop the Championship Game!
Sunday, April 04, 2010      3 comments

woo-hoo, DUKE won tonight ... i watched every single minute of the game hoping to see DD in the student section. do you think my outfit brought them luck?! Yes...... Read more
Easter without DD ...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      6 comments

this sunday will be our first Easter without DD. of course i couldn't possibly forget about our family traditions ... OK, true ... i won't insist that we color easter eggs the night before so that the easter bunny will come. ... Read more
Go Duke!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      4 comments

nothing exciting is going on in my household ... DH leaves for another business trip in the morning, he'll be back friday .... my job is a job ... blah, blah, blah ... same o' stuff. i need the points, and haven't blogged in a while ... so.... Read more
Holiday Inn Express, Las Vegas Style ...
Friday, March 12, 2010      5 comments

another DH business trip ... this time we're not staying at a B&B emoticon, but we're having fun. fun isn't ALLLLL ... Read more
B&B's are a blast! ...
Saturday, March 06, 2010      5 comments

sparkies ~ have you stayed at a b&b? i highly recommend it ... this was our second experience (the first was in scotland) ... i like american b&b's better. ... Read more
An "US" business trip ...
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      5 comments

DH's career has always involved travel in one way or another. i'm thankful for the years that it's "business trips" instead of deployments. thinking back, there must have been a year here and there when he was home for a full month ... oh yes,... Read more
This is what I did while DH was away ...
Sunday, February 28, 2010      5 comments

i found these painted drop cloths ("area rugs") at tuesday morning (on tuesday - funny). i think the material is sail cloth, like my outdoor chairs ... i made the chair covers about 8 years ago after the original covers ripped. i selected sail... Read more
Why does it always happen when DH is away?! ...
Thursday, February 25, 2010      3 comments

i think it's a conspiracy ... something always breaks when DH is away on a business trip. this time it's the toilet in the powder room. thank goodness we have two other bathrooms AND i knew to turn the main valve off. it's not a huge leak... Read more
$1 a day ...
Friday, February 19, 2010      5 comments

on the 15th of this month, i joined my sparkbuddy CWESTMORE's exercise challenge. she came up with the idea of paying herself $1 everyday she exercises ... after 50 or so sessions ($50!), she'll buy something fitness related with her loot. at ... Read more
Care packages for DD ...
Thursday, February 18, 2010      5 comments

i mail a "care package" once a month ... ok, ok ... i admit the first two months, i sent one EVERY week! but i'm under control now, besides postage was killing our budget. DD's college meal plan includes 2 meals a day. i guess a few years... Read more
Valentines Day ...
Monday, February 15, 2010      7 comments

when we married, DH declared "i hate valentines day ... i don't need hallmark to tell me i love my wife". well, luckily ... it's been true. for no reason, on any given day, DH comes home beaming and holding a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a ... Read more
Superbowl Sunday ...
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      3 comments

lots of food, fun, friends ... a perfect superbowl party ... the pics tell the story ... this was our dinning room table, all set for dessert after the game (could we possibly... Read more
Funky mood has been replaced with excitement ...
Sunday, February 07, 2010      1 comments

you know i can't stay down for long ... checking things off to-do lists made me feel a little better (oh how i love to be organized) AND hearing from my sparkbuddies, had me skipping a little lighter by thursday night. ALSO i purchased a h... Read more
Struggling to be positive about anything ...
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      5 comments

i'm in a funk ... not sure why. actually i don't feel like figuring out why. the diet is going OK i guess. actually it's harder than i thought it would be ... EVERYTHING seems to have yeast, eggs or dairy in it. everything that i want to eat... Read more

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