Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
1. One inflated beach ball
2. One fluorescent pink plastic sand sifter with yellow plastic shovel
3. One large wooden handled yellow plastic sand shovel leaning against my desk
4. One portable beach mat
Monday, February 1, 2010
But then there is the pantry. The pantry drives me nuts. I like the soups to be lined up, the canned vegetables in a row separate from the canned fruit, etc. - I'm sure some of you get the picture! He on the other hand enjoys putting away groceries with the randomness that comes with just finding space for everything. It really does not bother him if pasta sauce ends up in the same row with the canned chicken. And, he loses track of how long something has been in the pantry so I really must check expiration dates.
Just before we were to be married I went over for dinner and I suggested to him that we clean out the pantry together. It quickly became apparent that a lot of food had expired. In his words "I sure bought a lot of food in 2008." But we were not deterred; onward we forged! When we got to the top of the pantry, he stood on a stool to reach the treasures he keeps on top - sweets, snacks, chips and other things that he enjoys.
I was sitting at the table and heard him say something and when I looked up I saw a bag of marshmallows being tossed at me. Let's face it, marshmallows are not dangerous if they land on your toe. They are soft and fairly light. Or, so I thought. These particular marshmallows, maybe circa early 2000, were like rocks. The bag hit my arm and yikes! I promptly yelled - "hey, marshmallows are not supposed to hurt!" This caused the boys to explode with laughter. My then fiance even eventually found the humor in the situation.
There is always a moral to every story and this one is no different. Remember, when marshmallows hurt it's time to clean out your pantry!
Wish me luck as we begin to merge our lives, stuff and pantry items this week!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
to this today...
Our honeymoon was cut short a day early so we could get home prior to the snow storm. As hard as it was to leave the warm weather, heated pool and palm trees, it's just as fun to be curled up watching it snow.
We are quite happy that this did not occur two weeks ago today when we were married!
Friday, January 1, 2010
I'd love to say that I've been jet setting to far away places...
Or learning a new talent that occupied all of my time...
But both of those would have been false. In reality I have been doing a lot of this...
My fiance suffered a terrible and nearly life changing back injury in late September. After a lengthy operation and eight days in the hospital it was home to recover from his injury. This week, three months after his injury, he returned to work.
Fiance's injury and subsequent lengthy recovery coupled with planning one of these for January 2010:
has taken up almost all of my time these last three and a half months.
Today though, a new day dawned and so did a new year and the start of a new decade. What better day than today to restart my blog?! I hope those of you that stuck around will continue to visit...there are lots of fun things on the horizon!