Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gratitude and smiles #42-51*

Remember this post about this book? Well, that book... I now own it. My wonderful husband surprised me with it just the other day and it shows me how much he knows me. I am a girl who reads, so a surprise book is like a surprise bouquet of flowers. It shows how much he really cares. (note to T if he happens to read this: Flowers are still nice, as well. :) ) I can't wait to read it.

In honor of receiving Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts and also my jealous thoughts that needed penance, I am adding to my list of things I am grateful for and things that make me smile.

42. Packages in the mail.

43. Good friends who understand.

44. A job nannying a super cute, super sweet little baby boy.

45. Food Network competition shows

46. Mio drink flavors

47. A certain preteen not showing signs of a childhood cancer reoccurring

48. A plethora of unread books on my bookshelf

49. A plane ticket to OK for a family wedding.

50. My husband's excitement about pictures he took of a thunderstorm.

51. Baby ducks. Too cute!
I wanted to take one home, but Mr. Reasonable said it'd be a bad idea with our crazy dog.

*I am considering the list here numbers 12-41. I am completely thankful for those traits of his.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ooooooooklahoma! Part deux

Tickets purchased! Oklahoma, here we come!

...unless there is an unplanned work conflict. Pray that there won't be.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

In response to my April Fools Day post

Yes. She is pregnant and, no, it wasn't an April Fools joke.

Yes, I am feeling a bit hurt. No, I know I don't have any right to feel like I deserved something else.

She is one of my best friends. We have been in each others weddings. I would do anything for her (and I know for a fact that she knows that). I love her kids as if they were my own nieces and nephew. I love her.

But I am still hurt. She says that she didn't want to tell me earlier because she knew how it might make me feel. It still hurt to have to go on facebook (right after I ended my facebook strike because of those kinds of announcements and on April Fools day when so many people were posting joke statuses like that) and see this news about my best friend. The same friend that specifically sent me a text saying she was pregnant with her little boy a couple of years ago. It hurt that she felt as if she had to hide this joyous news from me. I know it was to spare my feelings, but it still hurt.

The whole pregnancy thing doesn't bother me. In fact, I am overjoyed that she is having another, as difficult as it may be. She has grown into motherhood beautifully and this child has a mother and father (among other family and friends, me included) that care for it so much. I am happy for her. I am incredibly happy and excited for her. Like I said, I'm just hurt that she felt she had to hide it from me. If she hides that, what else would she hide? If she hides something like this, who else is hiding things from me?

I know that, just because she got pregnant or because someone else does, it doesn't mean I won't have a baby or can't have one or even that I am not pregnant right now. I just wish it was my sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Fling Swap

I don't know about you, but I've never participated in a swap like this before, but I've always wanted to.

From Laura at A Pretty Plethora:

The purpose of the swap is to make friends, and to get some springy goodness in the mail! (Because let's be honest, we all love mail)

If you'd like to do a swap with a swap buddy, send me your info {} to the following questions, along with your address and I'll send you a partner!

What's your favorite treat? 
What's your favorite color?
What are your hobbies?
What are your 3 favorite things?  
What's your guilty pleasure?

The packages should be a least $10 worth of goodies. The theme is: Spring! I'm picturing headbands, peeps, some cards, and maybe a water gun, (heck yes!) and a Justin Bieber poster (bwaha!) just to name a few ideas.

If you like receiving mail and/or getting little tchotkes, go over to A Pretty Plethora and join in. Sign ups end the 11th of April, so be sure to send her your info before then. You don't have to have a blog; you just have to have some fun.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Oh oh oh! I'm super nervous and I'm not even the one playing today!

The Timmy is playing drums today for church. This is his first time playing for our church and I'm super excited, nervous and wired. A large coffee after not having any in a while makes me jittery.