Monthly Archive: July 2010

Framing 12

Framing

I think every person who manages a household has those things that are important to them, but are not consistent in every home. Some people put a lot of time and effort into keeping furniture clean and polished and in tip-top shape. Some people clean windows or spend loads of money on coverings and treatments for those windows. Some spend hundreds of dollars on baking dishes (Le Creuset…I’m looking at you) or mixers. Me? I’m a framer. I keep an eye on the clearance frames at Target and buy ones I find too cute to resist. Once we knew we’d...

My Sitting Room 13

My Sitting Room

(Oops! I have no idea why comments were off before. They’re back on!) I mentioned back when we were trying to prep our house for market, that we were taking down personal photos and I was finally framing some of my “real” photography. Of course, we gave up on trying to prep the house while still in it, but I was determined to hang some of the framed photography in our new home as well. As most of you have probably experienced, however, it’s difficult to decide where to hang photos in a new home. There are different rooms and...

You offered me much more than your umbrella. 21

You offered me much more than your umbrella.

Several months ago I had an incident at Target where a woman was openly hostile and rude to me when I dared cross her path with my cart and two kids. Since my nature is to immediately feel awful for anything that upsets someone else – and it was so obviously I upset her as she snottily exclaimed, “Jeezus. Just cut me off why don’t you and don’t even apologize” – I followed her to grovel for forgiveness. She was even ruder to me at that moment as she was on her cell phone bitching about me, “This girl and...

Family Time. 6

Family Time.

I took NikkiZ and Wes on a camel ride at the Zoo Saturday. I was more excited than they were but once we got there, NikkiZ wanted to ride alone. I made her ride with me first, and then we used the Solo opportunity as an incentive to stop whining about the heat already. When she finally got on it she didn’t even flinch. No fear. No hesitation. Just her on a camel, like there would be no reason for her to do anything but ride alone and riding with her Mom was simply an effort in tolerating parental authority....

Good Planning There, Zoot. 8

Good Planning There, Zoot.

Do you see this weather forecast I grabbed from a local Birmingham, AL affiliate? Do you SEE that the thermometer is going to read 100° but the head index is going to be OVER 105°? DO YOU SEE THIS? Guess what I planned for us earlier in the week? A trip to the Birmingham Zoo today! The perfect outdoor activity for such a weather forecast, don’t you agree? (Sidenote: Everytime I try to type in the URL for the Birmingham Zoo, I catch myself typing Birmingham Zoot. Hee.) I just couldn’t take being in this town and working at one...