Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A little bit of this ... A little bit of that ...

Hello, welcome to Wednesday. If you are here from Chief's place, that's coming up a little bit later in this post.

BUT FIRST!! I CAN'T BELIEVE I LEFT THESE TWO OUT! I am not sure what happened. I must have been all a flutter with those smoochie pictures that I forgot these two in my favorite romantic couple list. SHEESH. Fortay is catching up with me.

Oh yeah, these two:

~ Aragorn and Arwen ~
















I mean, seriously, LoTR is my favoritest movie (series) of all time (followed closely by Star Wars IV, V and VI...) ... my preciousssss... but I digress. You are here for:



At my office, it is a well known fact that I HATE HATE HATE snow. I will avoid driving in it if at all possible. I can work from home, so if the weather is threatening, this is what I do. Because of this, starting with the first flurry of the season, I get the jokes. The sarcastic I didn't think you would come in comments. Yeah, it's funny the first time. Even the second. But by the end of February, I am pretty much done with it. So today, after I watched the children who had no school today while my husband went to the doctors, I went to work.

What Antonio* said: What are you doing here? I thought you were going to stay home because of the snow cause you are blah blah blah scared blah blah wimp blah blah something or other...

What I said: [insert look here]

What I SHOULD have said:
*$@% *(@*, @#%($&%#$!

HEY! Chief, you were right! I do feel better now. If you want to get some things said, albeit a little late, link up over at Chief's blog and read what others had wished they said.

And if I said it, I am sure I would have looked like this:





















Elena drew that picture for me in church on Sunday. I don't think it's a portrait of me, but then again, sometimes, it might just be.

So what should you have said this Wednesday?

Venia quod pacis,
Laurie


*Name changed to protect the innocent or not-so-innocent or just me. I do not nor have I ever known an Antonio. For the record.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Consider it stuck ....



It's that time of the week when all the cool kids and cool kid wannabes (me!) write down random yet hysterical little notes for your reading pleasure. You really should try it. Then go link up with Supah! Seriously. Go now and do it. Oh, wait! Maybe you should read mine, comment on my superb brilliance and then go do it.






Tuesday, February 16, 2010

:-)

Some happy news here in Laurieville!!

Melissa, aka Mrs. Lovely, gave me an award! I love that she says she is enjoying my blog. As I just commented on hers, I love it when she calls her readers "my lovelies." It makes me smile and feel warm and fuzzy!!

It is the "Beautiful Blogger" award!



And to accept the award, I have to list 10 things that make me happy and do at least one of them today and then pass it on to 10 other bloggers. So here goes...

1) Kissing my husband (did today)
2) Tickling my children (did today)
3) Laughing while reading blogs (did several times today)
4) Reading (will do later tonight!)
5) Crafting (not today)
6) Singing in the car (did today)
7) Getting my hair brushed (I am working on getting that done later tonight)
8) Getting comments on my blog (got some today)
9) Accomplishing tasks I have been avoiding (not today, still avoiding them)
10) Snuggling into a warm bed (later!!)

I do hereby bequeath this award to the following blogs who make me happy:

1) Chief at Hiding from the Kids
2) Pren at Convivial Crafter
3) Kristina at Pulsifer's Predilections
4) M-Cat at that's what she said
5) Nikki at WhiMSy Love
6) Amy at Amy's Assorted Adventures
7) MaeRae at In and Out of the Bubble
8) Sue at Navel Grazing at its Finest
9) Supah at Adventures of a Wanna-Be SupahMommy
10) Princess at The Princess of Sarcasm
11) SparkleFarkle at Sparkle's Soup of the Day

I snuck in 11. Did you see that? Breaking all the rules. What a rebel!!



Thanks again, Melissa! It was a fun list to create. Hey, it made me happy!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

In honor of St. Valentine, I present to you my favorite romantic couples:

~Sawyer and Juliet~









~Han Solo and Princess Leia~



















~Christian and Satine~













~ Mr. Darcy and Miss Elizabeth ~













~Prince Philip and Princess Aurora ~


















~ And finally, Dave and me ~




















(Okay, so clearly this isn't Dave . Dave has a short beard ;-)

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Skew ~ Week 2, Participation 1.

I am joining in on a new project called the Skew.



It's week two! Topic: ... what is your definition of romance? Does it differ from your mate's? Has it changed over the years?


Ah…Romance. The word conjures up soft light, roses, wine and silk. Twenty years ago, this is exactly what I thought romance was. Carats and flowers. Dancing with Prince Charming on a strangely square landscape. Enduring words of love, whispered in candlelight.

Fast forward twenty years. Been married for ten years. Have two kids under the age of ten. Romance still conjures up soft light, roses, wine and silk. But my true romance is carrots and flour now. A yummy meal when I get home from work. Dancing around the kitchen with my lovah in a strangely messy landscape. Enduring words of love, spoken whenever and wherever we feel like it.

I blame the Disney fairy tale princesses for my unattainable, misguided idea of romance. I can say honestly that if some strange guy approached me in the woods, I’d more likely try to kick him in the cajones and run like hell. There would be no dancing. But if my lovah tries to break out into a dance in the kitchen, well, I might just join in. That is my style of romance these days.

Now for the disclaimer. Having said all that, I still believe in Romance with a capital R. I will read it, watch it, listen to it and devour it any and every chance I get. It may not be realistic, but I do love it. I suck up a good romantic movie like Edward would suck Bella’s blood if he could. Yes, I know it’s fantasy. Yes, I know guys aren’t really like that. But it’s how I escape from the real world. I am a sucker for it all!!

Now if you will excuse me, I think I hear Rose singing something about a dream…

Wanna play along? Click over here to my BBFF's blog, read hers, laugh, then write your own and link up. Or you can go here. Or here. Or here. They are all great. I need to find out who this JennFab person is, because I bet she is great too.

Hee hee, I said cajones... I know, I am fortay, I really need to grow up :-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Photobooth Saturday



This is my first time. And I am not really sure I am doing it right. But here goes. Today's pictures all say HOW I MISS YOU TROPICAL ISLAND OF SAND, SUN AND FROZEN DRINKS. I haven't given up the frozen drinks, but dang, it's cold!! And my sand is covered in snow.



Now, it's your turn to play. You can use photobucket.com And then go to Supah's page and do the Mister Linky...

I like Mister Linky.

And he likes me....

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Just words ...

"No, for real. You have a real heart inside you. It's where you keep the love. And joy." ~Elena, age 6


I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Where? Down in my heart! Where? Down in my heart!
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart,
Down in my heart to stay

And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart in my heart.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart in my heart.



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Well, what I meant to say was this ....




Today is What I Meant to Say Wednesday. But I got nothing. I have been crazy busy (how the fahrvergn├╝gen did that happen???) and don't have the brain power to remember what I should have said and when I should have said it.

So, take yourselves over to Chief's Blog and read hers. She is way funny. And then you can participate and linky with the Mr. and read other linkys and ALL KINDS OF FUN WILL BE HAD.

Do you hear what I am saying to you??? Go now. Enjoy. Nothing left to see here! Oh for the love of Pete - be gone already.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Yep, yep, yep, I am a sheep...

and I like it! Try it. You might like it too!