Sunday, July 31, 2011

Laughs and Sweets and Sun - Oh My!

They say it takes only 21 days to create a new habit...

One of the blogs I stumbled upon is listing 3 things a day that give the blogger pleasure.  Huh.  What a great concept for Miss Catch Joy As It Flies By!  It is difficult for me to blog regularly for several reasons.  The main one?  Well - when I start writing, I can't stop and my time just gets SUCKED up.  Don't get me wrong.  I LOVE it.  But here in lies the problem.  Too much JOY can be a bad thing?  But 3 JOYS a day?  21 days?  Till August 20th?  I think I can do THAT!  Let's see...
1.  Laughing uncontrollably with my friend Robin in the middle of my daughter's play, The Wizard of Oz.  It was like being in church and not being able to stop laughing.  Come ON, that tin man was so endearingly HYSTERICAL!
2.  Eating sweet treats with my kids in the car on the way home from Bishops.  Chocolate filled croissants, apple cider donuts, organic peanut butter cups (that HAS to be healthy, right?!) and the anticipation of warm blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream later.  (Ok that might be more than 1 JOY.  Hey, it's MY blog!  I can have as many JOYS as I want.)
3.  Lying in the late afternoon sun by the pool - absolutely ALONE.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Who Knew Ice Cream Could Be So Expensive?

Yesterday - I had the distinct pleasure of spending time with just TWO of my three kids.  I dropped Brooke off at the skating rink for an hour of coaching and ran out and picked up a refrigerator.

Haaaa - I just said that so casually, huh?  Kind of like running out and picking up milk?  Actually YEA - Lowes is right near the rink.  I just walked in, looked at every refrigerator they had, found the one I liked best, ordered it, paid for it and was back at the rink in an hour.  (If only "other" things in my life could go as smoothly...)   So anyway - that's JOY because I can't WAIT to get my food in it!

3 years ago, when I was washing one of the shelves of my current fridge, the whole shelf literally exploded into a zillion pieces of tempered glass - all over me and my kitchen.  I was finding glass in the kitchen for months.  Needless to say, it is not fun having only 1 true shelf in your refrigerator.  Food literally gets lost for weeks.  And you know what that means...UGHHHHH.

I am certain I will feel so much more organized and inspired once I can see all my food!!!!

So after I picked up my daughter, I said to the kids, "Lets go get some italian ice (It was 97 degrees out)!"  My son yells "YEA!!!!" and my daughter whines says, "No - I don't like italian ice or snow cones or popsicles.  I want to go to Dari Serv in Durham!!"  (Who the hell's daughter IS she, anywayyyy?) My response was, "No, no, no - they have ice cream too.  You can get an ice cream."  What I really meant was "No, no, no - if we go to Dari Serv I will surely get a sundae.  Italian ice is so much less calories and fat..."

So we went.  Michael got Watermelon, I got Grape and Brooke got Gelato.  "$8 please."  Wow!  Ice Cream is cheaper when you only have TWO kids!  (Roll my eyes.) We get to the car and everyone is quietly eating their treat as I pull out and I realize - "ICK!  This s*cks!"  Don't you know it came out of my mouth!.  Could have sworn I only thought that...  Then Michael says it (well - he didn't say the "S" word...) and then Brooke started whining complaining about her ice cream.

Now I'm bumming.  I mean - if you are going to cheat on your "diet" it has to be good!  So I threw mine away after 2 bites.  And then I'm feeling really deprived and muttering under my breath.

That's it - WE'RE GOING TO DARI SERV, damn it!

15 dollars later (ROLL MY EYES) - everyone was heading home, happily licking away.

PS - I resisted a sundae!  JOY JOY!!!  I had a huge scoop of pistachio and an even HUGER scoop of peanut butter brownie.  JOY, JOY, JOY!  (Pretty sure a sundae would probably have been LESS calories...I'm such a loser.)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

You Deserved So Much Better, Caylee ♥♥♥

There is nothing left to say in my estimation...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Summer!!!

So I think I'm not a crook posting this pic.  I am pretty sure the blog I found it on gave permission to use.  If you know me, you know exactly why I am posting it.  My colors!!!!  Instant JOY!  Happy SUMMER!!!!

PS  I bet my friend Kim A. digs this pic!