My husband was charmed by my sweet talk last week and reinstalled some of the shortcut buttons I have used over the past couple months. I'm still missing my Catholic Toolbar and Amazon.com search bar. Those were both so convenient. But...I'll take what I can get for the moment. (Thanks, Sweetcakes)
Yesterday, during my trip to the mall for school shoes, we cut through the Land's End section of Sears. This was no accident. I like a lot of the Land's End clothes, but usually do my shopping online. Sears had all the summer line on 50% off, so I scored 2 new dresses for a steal.
That little side trip into Sears came at the end of a long day of shoe shopping and playing. The kids were tired, hot and thirsty. Then they got dragged into an airless dressing room. They did so well! Four kids in a dressing room without a single outburst must qualify for some kind of reward.
I took the kids to the free summer movies at the local movie theater. We saw Ice Age 3. This year the whole things starts an hour earlier. Doors open at 9am, movie starts at 10. I'm glad it's earlier because it ups my chances of success with Anne-Marie, but having to rush the kids around to get out of the house by 9 for a movie seems a little silly. But, that's me: silly. We did it and we had popcorn, m&ms and Orange Crush at 9:30 in the morning. Did someone mention a reward?
Last week I got snarked with a snarky tweet in response to a post on this blog. True, I didn't expect everyone to agree with me, but I also didn't expect rudeness. I took it very hard and I realized how open I allowed myself to be via this blog. Then I came across an unread blog post from Gypsy Mama that had come in my email earlier in the week. Wow! Did this make all the difference. I highly recommend you read and subscribe to Gypsy Mama. She has a way with words that makes me feel comforted and loved.
Here is the photo response to anyone who tries to snark me again.
Last week I mentioned that you would read about my suffering through P90X after a week off. Well, here it is. Go on over, it will only take a second and you'll see how I manage to keep dragging my lazy butt out of bed before sunrise.
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