Monday, July 26, 2010

Lack of Focus

I am putting my hands on the keyboard and letting my fingers do the talking. Come along for the ride, won't you?

My bathroom towels are disappearing. I do laundry all the time and yet when anyone opens the cabinet door, there are no towels. Where have all the towels gone?

We had my sister's baby shower this weekend. It turned out great. We had a cookie bar and lots of food. We decorated with polka dots, baby books, and alphabet cards. She received books instead of cards. The Little Miss managed to get in every picture of Aunt Susie opening the gifts. Mostly because the Little Miss was actually opening the gifts. My cousin made the cutest cake in the world. She is oh-so-talented.

It is hot. And humid. The heat index on Thursday was 105. That's degrees Fahrenheit. That means hot. And the humidity wreaks havoc on a hairdo. Just ask the Little Miss.

I have 2 full weeks of summer break left. And that makes me sick to my stomach. So let's quit talking about it.

I made Pastor Ryan's pasta carbonara last night. Oh. It is to die for. I am showing so much restraint by not reheating it for breakfast.

When you decide to go swimming and get the kids all slathered up in sunscreen, it might not be a bad idea to go ahead and put some on yourself. Just sayin'.

Consider this a formal complaint to Staples. Few things bring more joy to a teacher than 1 cent school supply deals. Then they went and added a $5.00 minimum purchase. Boo to them.

I baby-sat our cousins' babies last week. A 2 year old and a 5 month old. They were so good and my kids played with them so well. But 4 kids? I don't know how some of you do it. I texted my hubby a vasectomy reminder while they were here. But I have to admit, holding a sleeping baby does a body good.

I got my toes done last week. I love getting pedicures.

I have become more observant of people's feet lately. And I have to admit...I don't like what I see. Everyone is wearing sandals and flip-flops these days...even people who shouldn't be. My biggest pet peeve? Toenails that are too long. Have you seen these people? They aren't finger nails! They aren't meant to be long.


By the way, do not, under any circumstance, google long or ugly toenails. Trust me. Learn from my mistakes.

I usually let the kids choose something from the $1.00 section at Target on those oh-so-special trips to Target. Last week they both chose the same thing. Toys? School things? Stamps? No.
Scrub brushes to "help Mommy clean the kitchen floor." You know the floor has to be bad when your 4 and 6 year olds are willing to forgo toys for cleaning utensils.

Sunsets are one of my favorite things to photograph. The hubby spotted this beautiful sky the other night and we both ran outside in our bare feet to take pictures. Pretty, no?

If I were grading this post, I am afraid I would get a 1 in ideas and content for not having a narrow topic. There may have also been some rambling. But didn't I do a good job capitalizing the first words in my sentences?

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Rhonda said...

Your toes are adorable!! I'm going to have to ask for a fun design next time. Those long toe nails are GROSS! We are on the same page there.

The shower looks adorable. Oh, 2 weeks? I was just hired to teach again. We go back August 9th!!!! room is not painted yet...full of bathrooms or playground built's making me a little nervous!!!!

Anonymous said...

1. I think you should have a STRONG warning about scrolling down to that toenail picture. I threw up in my mouth a little...

2. L.O.V.E. the cake!

3. There is still a lot of fighting amongst the folks at my work...still unsure if I will need to file a police report for theft to get my personal property out. I'm very worried about whether school will start for me or not.

4. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen...hope you don't hurt too bad.

5. I have curly hair. I feel Little Miss's pain.

6. Your rambling seems to be contagious :D

Becky said...

I would give you a 10 because I love posts like these:)

I am SO with you sister on the long toenail stuff! I get pedi's all the time and it totally gross's me out the see people with long toenails! UGH!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

All that.

Made me smile.

Except for those long toenails.. that's just skanky.

Mama H said...

Great post... I love the sunset picture and your toes are adorable... I've always wanted to get a pedicure, but my feet are really ticklish and I'm afraid that it would be bad... Let's not speak of summer ending, okay? My school decided we needed three full days of "how to teach writing" class next Mon, Tue, and Wed, so this is my last week of freedom until June 2011. I am sad about it. Wait, I said let's not talk about it... Sorry. Anyway, I loved this post. :-)

Merrie said...

I like a rambly post! Kind of fun to get a smattering of this and that in your life. :) Love the baby shower decor -- books. So clever! Also love your toes and un-love the other long toe nails. Ew! Take care of that sunburn, lady!

Anonymous said...

great post, love the baby shower book idea. the long toe nails ! eeewwwww

Megryansmom said...

I also give you a 10. I love posts with lots of pictures that let us 'inside' Cute pedicure! Does your salon charge extra for designs? Mine does, sheesh you're already shelling out $25 what's a couple more strokes for free?

Lea said...

I'm a fan of post like these! Keep them up!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I love random posts....but will have nightmares about long toenails!!!!

blessedmomto8 said...

Them freaking toenails ar SICK LOL! You crack me up! That baby shower looked ADOR...ABLE!! LOVE IT!

♥Georgie♥ said...

you ALMOST made me want to have another baby...seeing that spread you threw LOL...I did say almost ...lil miss is beyond adorable!!!!

kim said...

I was touched by your kids when they went to the $1.00 section at Target and got scrub brushes so that they can help you out in cleaning... awww... that's soooo sweet... =)

Maggie S said...

I'm no expert, but I think your towels are wet and all over the upstairs of my house.

The french manicure on the toes is bad enough, but those long ones make me want to throw up.

You are really funny.

Carrie77 said...

Love your pedicure! I have curly hair, too, and I hate the humidity because it is a curly haired girl's worst friend :) What a CUTE shower idea... love that cake!!!!

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Martha said...

I love this post, the thoughts and genius of JDM!!!
Scrub brushes for the kids, that is just brillant and brought a smile. Please send them over soon to tackle my mess.
Sorry for the humidity, getting sweaty just thinking about it.
Adorable cake and looks like a wonderful shower. I give books as baby presents, Good Night Gorilla and Miss Spider's Tea Party are two favorites.
Gorgeous baby, wow, 4 kids, yes, they've got you outnumbered.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess that whoever keeps their toenails that long are not out in the wheat field pitchin' hay. lol

Imgaine what is hiding under those babies! EEKKKKSSS!

margie said...

I'm guessing whoever lets their toenails grow that long are not out in the wheat field pitchin' hay!! Imagine what hides under those babies! eeekkksss!!!!

Carrie-Life in the Slow Lane

PAM said...

My neighbour has those toenails. I am grossed out every time I talk to her when she is wearing her sandals. I checked out her hubby's toenails and his are nicely cut. LOL