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Thursday Thoughts

Time for a Thursday Thoughts link up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!

I am still thinking about the Scripps National Spelling Bee. I watched Live with Kelly and Michael this week for the episode with the winner, Arvind. Did anyone else see that? He showed off his muscles that he has because he started working out to be able to lift the spelling bee trophy over his head! He was so confident that he would win, and he wanted to be prepared. I mean, when he won he didn’t even look surprised! He was all “Yup, this confetti is for me. Yup, I’m checking it out, taking it all in.” I wish I had such confidence. Good work, kid!

S turns 18 months on Sunday! ACK! He’s one and a half! So big! And that means we get to go to the pediatrician next week. I am not looking forward to it, as he usually throws a fit and screams the entire time. It is a lot to handle with him misbehaving and me trying to take in all of the information and remember it to report back to B later. At least we won’t have to go back until he turns 2. A six month break! Huzzah!

I am still thinking about swim lessons for S. I can’t decide if it is a good idea for him at this point. Yes, he needs to learn, but will he be able to handle the class? Will I be able to handle the class? Should I just try to teach him myself? I think I would if we had a pool, but we don’t.

I ordered the Best of Klutch Club box on Tuesday when they were having a flash sale. The whole thing came to $10, including shipping. I hope I really like it. I am thinking about asking for a subscription for my birthday, but I cannot decide if the Mom box of the Woman box would be a better fit for me. Does anyone else subscribe to either? Can you recommend one over the other? I wonder if the Best of box will arrive before my birthday so I can decide.

I think I want to watch this new Under the Dome show. I feel badly that I haven’t read the book, but the book was a BEAST! I don’t think I could manage it right now. Has anyone read the book? I don’t want the show to freak me out too much, so I was wondering how scary it might be.

I have been obsessed with watching The Little Couple on TLC lately too. It was so cute to see them finally adopt their son from China! So happy for them!

I want to make images for my blog header and blog facebook page, but my mind is drawing a complete blank on easy ways to do this. And on hard ways to do this, but if you’re going to ask for help, why make it harder? Ha ha. Any suggestions?

Finally renewing my license today. Please send your best “non-dopey picture” and “non-frizzy hair” thoughts my way!!

What’s on your mind today?

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Thursday Thoughts

Time for a Thursday Thoughts link up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!

I am pretty sure that Dr. Bailly makes the Scripps National Spelling Bee all the more fun to watch. I hope he is the official pronouncer for the Bee for many years to come! I also and reminded every year that he actually won the Bee in 1980. So fun!

I think I want to change the theme/layout or whatever you call it of my blog. I would prefer having the posts all listed on the side rather than the bottom. Why must WordPress be such a pain to customize? Or is it just me being silly and it is actually quite easy to do?

I am SO EXCITED to see my best friend on Sunday! She moved away almost exactly one year ago and I haven’t seen her since!! She and her boyfriend are staying overnight on Sunday so that will be fun times! Maybe we will play Apples to Apples or another fun game because they are game people! Horray!

I love the quote from The Mindy Project “Best friend isn’t a person, Danny. It’s a tier!” So true, yet so misunderstood.

How can people justify piercing a baby’s ears? I mean, really? Aren’t you afraid the baby will fall and rip their earring out, or choke on their earrings, or somehow fall and hurt themselves on the earring? Are girls not as prone to crashing into things as boys? Because if S were a girl and had pierced ears, we would have all sorts of problems with falls, scrapes, rips, etc. Yuck. The thought of an earring related injury gives me the heebie jeebies. It reminds me of a kid I met once who was four years old and had a pierced tongue. FOR SERIOUS, PEOPLE?!?! C’mon! I hold out hope that it was a clip on or magnetic tongue piercing, but I don’t think such products exist.

Our patio will be done today! Finally! Last night I had to deal with the contractor all by myself/with B on the phone. Contractor wanted to redo our walkway along the side of our garage that leads up to our patio, but B wants to leave it. I am up in the air about it, but I am mad about how people always try to get you to give them more money for things. Honestly, you should have looked at my property closer when you gave me the quote. I was kind of hoping B would be home to pay the contractor today, but the job is going to be done around 3PM and B will still be at work. It will be quite hard for me to part with our money, so I was really hoping B would be able to sign for it! It makes me extra nervous because I will pay for it before B even gets to look at it and OK it :-/If B wants to have other people come do work on the house, he needs to be their main contact, not me. My eyes glaze over when they try to explain all the technical stuff to me, and then I have to try to relay it to B? Yeah, right. I know a lot is lost in translation and the whole thing stresses me out!

In other news, I am taking S to a children’s program at the nature center today! I am really looking forward to it!! It will be our first time, so I hope it is fun! Maybe more on that later!


So What Wednesday

I’m linking up with Life after I Dew for So What Wednesdays!

So what if…

  • I am obsessively looking out of the window to see if our concrete dude is back to finish our patio. (He isn’t.)
  • I am excited to watch the American Baking Competition on TV tonight!
  • OMG I just remembered that the Scripps National Spelling Bee is on as I was typing about the Baking Competition!
  • I love watching the Scripps National Spelling Bee and playing along. Now I am hoping I didn’t miss too much of it!
  • I don’t feel like prepping our guest room yet. I still have a few days til it is needed :-p
  • I keep saying that it is time to switch out Little Man’s toys. I have been saying it so long that it is probably time to have brought back out the toys that have been out all along! Ha ha!

What are you saying “So What?!” to today?



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