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My family built a few memories this past weekend with the help of a Dollar Store Kite and the breeze. Now that's inexpensive entertainment!
Don't forget to head over to Ms. Kat's place for more writing prompt submissions.
I grew up in Southern California, but I don't recall ever going to the beach in October. I don't remember it routinely being in the 90's up through Halloween, and I had forgotten how NICE it is to be able to wear shorts year round.
I am really loving living back here in perpetual sunshine. I didn't realize how very much I had missed it.
So, while most people are taking their kids to the pumpkin patch all bundled up in the brisk air, I'm taking my kids to the beach, pretending that the sand we bring home is a blessing, and trying to figure out how the holidays can possibly be so near. And loving almost every minute of it.
You all know how much I love a good writing prompt, right? Mama Kat never disappoints. If you haven't participated yet, now is your chance!
This week I chose to write about "she that leaves no stone unturned".
She's a beauty, I know. But that's beside the point.
"She that leaves no stone unturned" is a bit of a perfectionist. Although she wouldn't agree.
She alphabetizes her movies AND spices AND her closets are as clean as the rest of her house.
She's a bit like me, if I do say so myself, except I don't alphabetize my spices and my pantry doesn't always look perfect.
Who am I kidding? I don't hold a candle to this chicks methodology.
After I flunked out of a rigid exercise program after 4 sessions she decided to give it a try. And she completed the WHOLE program, turning her already tiny frame into a lean muscle machine.
When I was moving I called her up specifically because I needed her to make sure my grandma's china didn't get damaged in the move. She didn't disappoint. Isn't she lucky to have someone that always thinks of her?
When she puts her mind to something, she does it perfectly, and that's why she's "she who leaves no stone unturned".
*"She that leaves no stone unturned" is on the right, and "she that looks like a super model and has the best common and directional sense around (and is a GOOD person)" is on the left. I'll write about her sometime too, if the writing prompt prompts me! :)
We had a big family wedding this weekend. Someone, who shall remain nameless, tied the knot and we couldn't be happier.
I only have one beef about the whole evening. How in the world did MY eight year old catch the bouquet? I mean, how'd she even get out there in the first place? One moment life is moving along like normal and the next moment I've been derailed, seeing her life flash before my eyes. I mean, I thought there was like a minimum age requirement for even being eligible?
We came home with a pretty snazzy flower arrangement, a very happy camper and a mom who is realizing her baby isn't so little anymore.
I guess she has that eye/hand coordination thing down. What's next, multiplication and cursive? :)
Yep, we moved. I'm officially a Southern California gal again. We went from full blown signs of Fall to sunshine and Santa Ana winds. My hands and feet are cracked and bleeding, and my back is ready to break. I've had to beg, borrow and steal to "borrow" internet time. But, lest you feel sorry for me, let me tell you that I'm almost moved in and acclimating. And I've had so much help. I can't wait to catch up with all of you. I'm doing the happy dance for a great Internet connection now!
Scary Mommy is "selling her soul for coffee" this week. It's your chance to discover her blog if you haven't already, and enter for a chance at her giveaway. It's valued at $75 and looks fabulous.
Did you guys know that I have a cooking blog? It's HIGHLY neglected. Highly. I actually feel sorry for it. But anyway, a month or so ago, Christy of Southern Plate emailed me about submitting a recipe for her blog carnival. Her cooking blog has a GINORMOUS following so I sort of thought my recipes would probably never appear. I was mistaken, and it was so fun to see my recipes, here. For more family favorites, be sure to check out her blog.
Handbag Planet is giving away a purse an hour on the day of their launch. The purses are way stylish, too!
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