Monday, February 28, 2011

How Many Hats Can One Person Wear?

When I thought I couldn't possibly put one more hat on...
I did and sometimes I feel like screaming, like today as I am trying to post on the board for my class before 6:00 p.m. about ac's, flowers and coffee grinders (don't ask)... 
The picture above struck a chord because my bedroom has a sitting area in it and looks like this most days, a closet explosion mixed with some clean and dirty clothes...
Even the best moms have bad days...right?  :o)

This is Me, Then.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

This and That and Announcement!

My life has taken a CRAZY turn this past week.  I have gone back to work after 10 years at home raising my youngens!

I am subbing 2-3 days a week in our local school district, the very one I grew up in.  It's so surreal.  I am enjoying it so far and I am also looking into taking some continuing education classes to further our family business, commercial landscaping.  AND I am taking one class right now towards my Bachelors degree that I am in no hurry to get since the state of our nations education system is in the toilet and getting hired as a new teacher is NOT in the cards anytime soon. 

With that said I can't WAIT to get my first paycheck, as little as it will be I plan on framing it!  Of course a copy, I am cashing that baby!  LOL! 

Last but not least, the season of Lent is upon us and I have been searching deep for something to give up that would make an impact on me and I have decided to give up Facebook!  OUCH, its gonna hurt!

This is Me, Then.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine Dinner Part 2

Why did I set my table like this for Valentine's Day? Because it was Valentine's Day and I wanted my family to know they are special to me and paper plates don't always scream love!  We turned the lights out and sat together and listened to the Glee soundtrack and shared some special laughs. My gift to my family was baking brownie cupcakes and homemade Pioneer Woman cookies. 

All families deserve a "fancy" way to say Mama loves them.

This is Me, Then.

My 2 Do List This Week

I love lists. I need them, I want them, I make them in my sleep.  Do I always follow them, no? But who cares!  Its a start and starting is good.  Here's my list this week.

  • Wash two loads of laundry a day
  • Kitchen deep clean
  • Den deep clean
  • Bathroom deep clean
  • Cash's room (30 minutes of organizing)
  • Master bedroom (30 minutes of pickup and dusting)
  • Office (60 minutes of organizing, throwing out papers)
  • Put away all the clean folded clothes
This is Me, Then.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jackson Valentines Dinner with Style.

I will post the final Valentines Night Dinner Table for you tomorrow!  I took so many darn pics because as the afternoon went on I walked around the house and kept adding new things to the table.  Ha!  yes, I bought and arranged those simple little vases.  No, I will not do some for you! 

This is Me, On Valentine's Day!

This Oklahoma Girl Gets Me!

Holy Moly I LOVE Ree's new book.  Its her love story and I enjoy it because it brings me back to my love story with my man.  Sometimes I think I should start writing my story and maybe one day someone may want to listen.  Who knows!

Its a MUST read!  I am knee deep in their courtship and its so yummy! 

If you don't know The Pioneer Woman, you must take a LOOK

This is Me, Then.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Do I, or Don't I?

My mind is telling me to get the black one.  My heart is telling me to get the green one.  Decisions Decisions!

This is Me, Then.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What's Black and White and Brown all Over?


As I sit here, hunkered down in South Texas due to the ice and cold I have surfed the web and found some GORGEOUS things I Heart from White House Black Market.

A Girl Can Dream!

And if I renew my vows one day it will be in one of Vera Wangs new Black and White Collection Wedding Dresses.

P.S. My 12 year old daughter wants a black and white wedding like ours was back in 1997.

This is Me, Then.