Monday, March 30, 2009

Its Good To Be Back!

I have been sick with the flu for the past 2 weeks, and that was just plain awful.  I am feeling much better (finally), and anxious to get back to work.  I've replied to all the emails in my inbox, but I still have quite a few calls to return this week.  I was having some problems accessing my voicemail earlier, so I'm hoping that the iphone miraculously fixes itself overnight (which it has done before!).

So just some random stuff/thoughts from me:

They STILL are not finished with my studio space.  Its driving me crazy!  I think when its finally done, I will install one of those signs:
Now, I just have to figure out where to put it...

BRAVO's 6 am episode (yes, I was up packing orders this morning at 6) of the West Wing was Shibboleth.  I love this episode.  Here's the end, it's really good:
On a slightly less intellectual note, I had the distinct displeasure of discovering (because she linked back to my website, of all things) a rather distasteful and mean blog run by another military spouse.  If I had their addresses, I'd send the blogger and all her "followers" a copy of this rather informative book:

Mean people just straight up suck.  And you know what else?  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, sure, but there's also that sage advice "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything".  So if your opinion is belittling, berating, insulting and/or cruel- do the world a favor and keep it to yourself please!  Ick, I wish I could wash my brain out from even having read their "opinions".

But on a happier note, its only 5 days until I get to go see Wicked, 14 days until Sydney's birthday, and 40 days until our trip to Disneyworld and the Space Center for the Atlantis Shuttle launch. WooHoo!  And I should be all caught up on orders this week, so I'll have next week to decorate the new studios (assuming they are done, lol).

Saturday, March 21, 2009


It's official- I have the flu.  Unfortunately, its not just me, its my entire family.  Its been a difficult week, and I don't expect the coming week to be much fun either.  Anyways, to those of you that felt I've been MIA this past week, that is why.  I'm doing my best to get caught up with emails and phone calls this weekend and get everything shipped this week that was supposed to get mailed last week.  It's very difficult when you can't "call in sick"!  I can pretty much just push through my own miserableness,  but when my girls are sick, they take priority.   

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hurry up already!

Four weeks ago:

And today:

Seriously, they need to hurry up and finish already!  I cannot stand not having a place to work.  Plus, we are all sick here, so no one is in the best of moods.  They were supposed to be finished by Friday- I am still hopeful, by I'm also not betting on it.  Ugh....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Soccer Pics...

Busy, busy, busy...
Not much to say, but a few more pictures from soccer practice:



Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On Becoming a "Soccer Mom"...

Last night was our very first soccer practice.

It was very cold, but otherwise fun.  I think we have a future soccer star on our hands, of coarse!  The 4 year olds play without a goalie, and they don't have positions.  The coach explained it as- the ball is a magnet and all the children are made of metal.  Made sense to me.  So the goals of the season are to teach the kids:
1-not to use their hands, just their feet
2-go the right direction on the field (i.e. score in the correct goal)
3-pass the ball and score
Seems like it will be a lot of fun!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 1, 2009

So being a military family, we have been blessed to call quite a few places "home".  Right now, home is Enterprise, Alabama.  Two years ago today, an EF4 tornado struck the town at 1:15 pm.  The Enterprise High School was directly in the path of the storm- an interior wall and portions of the roof of the high school collapsed, killing 8 students.  A total of 20 people died that day in storms in Alabama and Georgia.

They are rebuilding the high school now.  There is even a tribute album you can buy here.  All the proceeds go to rebuilding the school.

Two years ago today, mother nature sent a tornado- today she sent a snow storm...

Big, light flakes of swirling snow (in March, in Alabama!), it was bitterly cold and windy, and quite a snowstorm, blowing sideways at times.  But it was also brief.  And then the sun came out.  How appropriate.