Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bragging Rights

So, I am not into telling anyone what we have or how we got it. But I do, I guess, brag about my kids every once in a here I go again. Grace has turned into a phenomenal soccer player. She had two games yesterday and they were so intense and she really made herself part of the team and team as a whole were fabulous. They were passing, they were calling for the ball, they were helping each other with directions. So what makes all this soooo amazing? Number one, my daughter is quiet and pretty much reserved. She doesn't get aggressive or over excited about a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g. Except when her brother turns the channel on the T.V. during Icarly. Also, making this a great thing is that all of these girls are 8 to 10 year olds. Amazing.
Now, let me rewind. About a year ago I didn't think she was going to play anymore. She has been playing since she was three and I thought....ok...let go of your Mia Hamm or Brandy Chastain dreams. I had come to terms with her not playing anymore and was a little heartbroken. Soccer was my sport. I played since I was 6 and just recently decided my knees and ankles can't take anymore. So I coach instead. Anyway - she came to me about 2 months after the end of our Fall season and told me she wanted to play in a Spring league....I almost fell on the floor. Without getting over excited, as I sometimes do, I said, "Sure honey, if that's what you want." Now, inside my heart is racing and I realize my dream for her is still alive.
Yesterday, she showed some incredible talent for moving the ball and connecting with her team, that again made my heart start racing and I couldn't contain my excitement. I got a little loud with my cheering and she gave me that "don't embarrass me" look. I calmed myself and even tried to stay seated in my chair. Didn't last long. But I tried.
Got up this morning and stalked my blogs and found that Stepford Dreams is considering putting her 17 month old in some kind of organized sports program and wanted to know if that put her in the crazy mom category for wanting that. So, I thought about it and put myself in check, asked myself if I am one of those crazy mom's that wants bragging rights and wants her kids to be phenoms at sports.....quietly, HECK YEAH!.....But it has to be what they want first....As long as I think like that, I am pretty sure they will do well.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

K.A. - The Winner

That's right people! I called this from the beginning. And it's not that I thought the other contestants didn't have talent....I just really feel something when this guy sings! He is amazing and I can't wait to go buy his album.....My only complaint...he is too humble and doesn't consider himself deserving....what a bunch of bologna! He needs to celebrate. This is his moment. Phenomenal. I am keeping this American Idol recording so that when I am in need of an incredible will be at my fingertips and one remote click away.

Kris Allen - American Idol Winner 2009......need I say more? Nope. But I do have one last thing......congrats to the guy-next-door and goodbye to the guy-liner! B:)

Monday, May 18, 2009


TAH DAH! Proof that I am truly addicted! I am watching a re-run of The Tudors, blogging about a "thrifty" find that was purchase from Goodwill and then transformed into something I am proud to display in my home! What do you think? I know the pics are a little out of sorts, but be patient... I am a rookie! The one with the shade is the final product. The lamp, the shade and the bulb: total cost $6. I am loving being thrifty!!!Cute . Eh? B:)
ps. thanks to Southern Hospitality for the inspirations and encouragement without even knowing it! You can find her at

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I have some new addictions people.....I think I might need some kind of "step" program to help me.
I can't get enough of "The Tudors," "Castle," "Bones," "Prison Break," "American Idol," the Goodwill store, Blogging, reading blogs (especially the creative ones). This isn't the complete list since some of my shows are going to be having their finales this week. Whoo. Thanks goodness or I won't have anytime to sleep! Come all know what I am talking about....these addictions are driving me batty. I mean, I literally was in a bad mood last night and the only thing I could think the cause was from lack of sleep. My DVR and new thrift passions are killing me....I think I need a nap right now....but I have to go get me kids from "early release day."
Did I tell you I have issues with early release? Maybe another time....Anyway, I am supposed to be working, but I thought someone might have a cure all for my weird addictions......