Friday, February 6, 2009

A Few Bloomin' Items of Business

First things first:

Thanks to everyone who wrote in with your dieting/deepcleaning suggestions. I took them all to heart and am feeling a whole lot more motivated in all directions. Congrats to the three winners:
  • Andrea--who suggested visualizing junk food as grease oozing on my counter. (Actually,'s not too hard to visualize...there is plenty of oozing going on around here.) Andrea also gave me a bird's eye view of her organized afterschool routine. Helpful!
  • Martha--who reminded me to "Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly vegetables." (It's working for Martha, I've met her in person. She's hot.)
  • Melissa Mc--who still has a headache since giving up white sugar last month. (No worries, Melissa...I'm not sending any refined carbs in your prize package!)


Remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait until Friday? Now, I am a mom and the weekends are looming large. So many places to be. On time. In Webelos uniform/with a wrapped gift/ready for team picture day. It's enough to make me pine for a Monday morning.

Just this month on the weekend calendar: a bridal shower (at my house), a Broadway musical, Emmie's baptism & confirmation (out of town company coming to stay), the school Daddy-Daughter Winter Carnival (Decorations Committee) and last but not least--the PINEWOOD DERBY! (Luckily, I am allowed no where near the car. Thank heavens for the mechanically-gifted men in my life.)

I am truly looking forward to each event. I chose to take each one on. But seeing them packed so tightly on the calendar is hyperventilating me. (Please don't be offended if you have been invited to any of the above activities. YOU are not stressing me out. It just helps to write my thoughts down and read them back to myself. Think of it as cheap therapy.)


My sister, Marta, made the cutest announcements for our favorite Valentine girl! Check them out here. If you need any cards, journals, gift-tags or other paperphernalia, go to She is quite amazing, if I do say so myself.


diane said...

What? You didn't like my h-pylori suggestion.

Darling invites.

andrea said...

winning rocks.

i feel you on the scheduling. i try to keep it minimal, but sometimes i don't succeed. i think i'll have a migraine for the entire month of february.

best of luck to you.

TravelinOma said...

Don't stress out on my account. Just have something good oozing on the counter.

Kara Jayne said...

How did I not know that Marta was your sister?! I must be smoking something in my sleep. I've blog stalked her for a while.

She is good friends with one of my best friends...Lane. Lane and I went to high school together and were roomies at BYU. ...small world!

Bridget said...

I am feeling that hyperventilating feeling as I think about the next couple months I will be working almost full-time toward getting my nursing license. On top of everything else it is going to be a bit overwhelming.

GOod luck. The bridal shower sounds fun. Wish I could come.

martha corinna said...

Awesome! You really know how to make a girl feel good about herself.

I am trying to follow Andrea's advice too, although, it didn't work so well with the giant malt I just slurped down over at Thanksgiving point. But I don't think that those calories count because it was in the name of activating a lost young woman. Right?

Lauren in GA said...

Marta does beautiful work!

I want Andrea to share her secrets for an organized after school routine. "Organized" and "after school" seem to be mutually exclusive around my house.

We just had our Pinewood Derby. It is big doins' 'round my house, too.

Hazen5 said...

Love the invitations! Your sister is so creative.

Stay sane this month!

Melissa-Mc said...

You are a busy girl! And then adding early morning seminary on top of that. My mom has taught early morning seminary for 18 years, and I know what that entails. You are amazing. I hope you make it through the month without hyperventilating.

Amanda D said...

The cards are adorable! Good luck getting everything done this month. You can do it! Enjoy the moments, too.

Clair said...

I have a little one getting baptized on Valentine's Day too! Your daughter's invites are GORGEOUS!

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