Courtney brightened my day with this wonderful award. Courtney, herself has a way with words, and two adorable little girls that she shares with a wonderful husband. Hers is a blog I visit to smile. I encourage you to wander on over and see what she's up to. She's definitely worth the visit. And thank you, Courtney. To know that people enjoy reading my writing means a lot more than I could actually put down in written words. I'm going to think on who I will nominate because everyone on the blogroll on the right, and the blogs I end up surfing to off of theirs, are worthy.
Those? Those up above are pictures of me now. A face with a name and all. I am not the fresh faced girl to the right anymore. My daughter gets to be that now.
Today, to my children's immense happiness (not to mention mine because I thought I could sleep in), school was cancelled due to snow. Nicole already knew that she would not have school. Her school is quite a distance (35-ish miles) away and they often call it at a hint of snow. Or cold weather. Or a monsignor's birthday. Or...sometimes for no real definable reason that we can figure out. It often irritates her brother and it is rare that his school calls it...even when 4 inches have fallen by 7 AM over a sheet of black ice. Because they care... and they like to get back at the teachers who forced them to hold to a contract that had already been cut by---well by endangering the lives of the children.
We lounged around most of the day... watching some of Netflix movies. Crash and Degrassi Jr. High. Actually I watched Crash (no I had never seen it before and found it to be an interesting view on not only black/white relations but also the many other nationalities that make up Los Angeles. And I cried a lot. And Matt Dillon looked so much like my husband in his v-neck tshirt that I cried some more, and more because his character is so unlike Leonard that it messed me up...because those types of things happen to me now for no real good reason. I didn't even manage to "put the bed away" i.e. fold up the couch that I sleep on at night. We did, however, get to Costco. Costco=bad in a good way. I absolutely needed a big bag of M&M's and we needed the Havarti cheese, and the makeup. In my defense, I did buy some energy saving light bulbs, so there's that. Also, we picked up dinner for my father's girlfriend. She had Lasik surgery today and I thought it would be nice to bring something over. Costco has a really great swedish meatball platter that's all put together and just needs to be heated. We bought that and some chicken parmesean, caeser salad, and those yummy ---5 are nothing so why not have 10-cream puffs that you thaw and eat. There were only the four of us, but you never know. It worked out perfectly. As we were pulling up in her driveway, she was rummaging in the kitchen for something to eat. Yay, us. We had also picked her up a bouquet of carnations, which I learned in random, idle chatter, were her favorites. Mine too! They last a lot longer than roses. The one time Leonard bought me flowers (I am not so very big on flowers and, after August, really don't care if I never see another arrangement again) it was 3 dozen carnations in party colors...after we lost one of the babies. Some would say, Wow! He only bought you one bouquet in all your time together??? And I would say, yes...because he "got" me. In a way that no one else ever has. I am going to miss that more and more as time goes by. Oh how I wish time would not go by.
I also, rather stupidly, colored my hair last night and then cut it today. (I can do this because I have a license *snort*) James asked me to. And then he told me I looked 10 years younger (what a wonderful little boy I'm raising). I said,"You mean I look 27?!!!" and he answered,"Never mind..." He is a delight.