Linking up with Kelly...
I have to tell you this now so you have a chance to run to Dunkin Donuts because it's FREE DONUT DAY! And running there would burn off the calories you're about to ingest :)
We've been trying to make our coffee at home every morning, but treated ourselves this morning to DD and wondered why the line was soooooo long. Then the nice lady (who calls everybody "sweetheart" or "honey", is that a DD thing?) asked if we wanted a free donut. What the what? Why even ask, just throw it in the bag. I don't love donuts, but I do love free things :)
Our house has been on the market since May 1, and we are praying it sells, but have had a lot of peace about just figuring something else out if it didn't. Until recently. Because, recently a house went on the market that belongs to a former retired co-worker. This awesome lady had NINE kids, and had a custom built house for their gigantic family with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (they did have 8 girls!) on an acre of land in a wonderful neighborhood. It's actually the same street where we drop off Declan to his home daycare provider.
|Part of the front, there's also an in-law suite off to the right side.|
I can't stop thinking about this house and how perfect it would be! It doesn't help that the lady who owns it told me that we had to come see the inside because it would be perfect for us and that they really want a nice big family to buy it. When I protested it was waaaaay out of our price range (like $129,000 too much), she said "Well you never know!" with a wink.
|The back, imagine the parties we could host!|
Please Lord, help me either find a money tree or detach me from this house lust. Amen.
This winter, my Kitchen Aid mixer died. My mom had given each of her four daughters a Kitchen Aid mixer as a bridal shower gift, so I used mine for 13 years. I loved it so much, but didn't want to spend the money on a new one. So I tried to use our little hand-held mixer, I tried to use elbow grease + a whisk, but nothing mixed like my standing mixer. Phil was tired of hearing me complain every time I went to cook, and told me he was about to buy the mixer online, and I just had to come pick the color. So I picked my favorite color, and she is a beauty:
I'm so excited that I can't even decided what to mix first. Suggestions?
JP and his concrete poem. I think that's what it's called, I don't know. Sixth grade is too hard for me ;)
Sometimes I lock myself in my bedroom, lay in bed, and eat chocolate. I don't know if it's depressing or smart. These Milka bars from Austria are so deliciously evil. My thighs are in a war with my mouth. Don't eat it! Eat it! Oh everybody just be quiet, I need some chocolate!
I have to work tomorrow - boohoohoo. We have such a busy weekend with a graduation party for my nephew, lacrosse practice, a lacrosse game, a birthday party for my brother-in-law, an open house (see #2), a Father Daughter dance, and a date! After the work part is over, it will be fun!
Wow, Bruce Jenner has certainly transformed himself!
I liked the two-part articles posted at catholiccsistas.com on how we are called to respond to all of this. My heart breaks for him as he struggles to find happiness. God loves you Bruce! Just the way He created you because He doesn't make mistakes!
Have a wonderful, sunny, gorgeous Spring weekend everybody!