Friday, February 29, 2008
I can leave at 5:30. I'm essentially done with what I gotta do for the day ... but stuck.
Dana's been sending me emails getting me more excited. Teaser!
And I'm looking forward to hanging out with my husband tonight at this wedding. Fun weekend ahead! Woo hooo.
And now it's only 5:06pm.
3. In Friday mode
5. IMPATIENT! Did I say that one?
Hey -- one of my wishes has been granted! Lisa's droppin' some dough to have her kids play at a place while she comes to see us at our croptastic weekend. How cool is that? I feel special. I hope it's worth it! Eeek.
Today's probably gonna crawl. I do have a small "blinking" feel of guilt for having this weekend...and shoving my kids/hubby off to grandma's ... but darnit, it's ok. It's ok. I keep tell myself ... it's ok! Just remember: sometime this summer, I'll have kids while Ryan's on some fab man's weekend somewhere. See...it's not like I'm taking a TRIP. So, really, he's still ahead. Right? Right.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Who are your favorites? Some of my favorite guys BOMBED yesterday ... and the stupid DVR (or Ryan) messed up the last 30 minutes .. so I didn't get to see that 16 year old everyone loves sing the song that made Paula cry. Darn it. Don't really have a favorite girl yet either ... though I am leading towards that chick who's never seen an R movie.
Come on now ... GET BETTER. Where's the STAR?
Different topic: we got the carpets and some furniture clearned yesterday. HAPPINESS! Though the carpet guy did confirm that our vaccuum is basically worthless. And it's not even that old! And we tried to get a "nicer" one ... but it's just not doing its job. Everyone says: get a Dyson. Sure, would love one. But geeeeez they're expensive. But yes, there's probably one in our future.
Random thought: I love the word craptastic.
And THE FIVE:
1. A little silly
2. Anxious for Friday evening to get here.
3. In a little pain - I burned the roof of my mouth on dinner. Owie!
4. Worried ... a reporter w/o a liveshot right now. Not good.
5. Happy .. today's almost over ... one day closer to my KELLY CROPTASTIC WEEKEND!
1. Lisa would come to my croptastic weekend
2. I had a story for my reporter w/no story.
3. I could work the word "craptastic" into a newscast.
4. My mouth wasn't burnt.
5. The house is clean when I get home.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
1. Cell Phone
2. Hair products/curling iron
Hmmmm..... no cell phone ... no work calls.
I could go without hair stuff....and fall back on pony tails and hairclips.
Toothpaste...hmm...probably need that!
So ... between cell and hair stuff. I guess I'm gonna have to go with hair stuff. I like having my cell for instant communication ... and to talk to my husband on the way home from work.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I've been really good about getting rid of stuff. I had a huge pile of sweaters that I didn't touch once all winter ... and now they're ALL in a bag set for donations.
We're getting the carpets and some furniture (upholstry) cleaned tomorrow! Yeeeah! I love Spring cleaning!
1. Uncannily happy for a Monday
2. Uncannily upbeat/not tired for a Monday
3. Anxious to go home though...long boring news night.
4. Tired of winter/cold weather
5. Pinched. I'm wearing some pretty teeteringly high heels.
1. I was in sweats
2. There's still a piece of peach pie for me at home.
3. No one tracks yuk from the garage onto my clean carpets after tomorrow
4. Warm weather. Spring. Flowers. Brighter clothes.
5. I have time to switch my Valentines stuff for Easter stuff some time this week.
It's the last week of Sweeps/February! Yeah!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Also ... all three of my boys have blogs now! I think they're so cute with the stuff they chose to put on and say. We'll continue to update and add and they'll blog. (links under my link list)
I think I'm developing some weird addiction to creating blogs!! Ack!
Ok ... back to work!!! NO MORE SNOW!! Time for spring!!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Of course, now Ryan doesn't feel good! Grrrr! We're supposed to have a "date" Saturday night...I hope he wakes up all better tomorrow!
Tomorrow's the big baseball signups for Jack & Kyle (TBall)...for the actual Lee's Summit league...let's hope he gets in.
2. Anxious for 10:32:20
3. Hungry. My food is on the way from Jimmy Johns -- yum!
4. Looking forward to cleaning up the house. That's right.
5. Excited that I'm one week away from my "nothin' but scrappin' " weekend! yipeeee!
1. My food would get here.
2. Ryan would feel better.
3. Tonight goes easy.
4. We had new sheets. (random)
5. I had a Coke in front of me.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Perhaps the schools are responding to the fact that they had reporters up their arses asking why they didn't cancel last time there was snow and a school bus got into an accident ... and in a separate district a teacher got into an accident. My favorite response was from a school spokesman when asked about the school bus accident. She said, "Well, accidents can happen any time, any day. I think this was one of those accidents." Had the reporter had any balls, he/she would have said: "HELLO. The school bus hit a SNOW PLOW." Duh. And when the accidents are attributed to slick roads, that again is a stupid response to those questions.
Oh and this whole: "we do what schools x and y do." Hello, this is Kansas City .. it can be snowing on one side of the street and raining on the other.
I prefer erring on the side of safety. And let's show some consistency for pete's sake.
Oh, and while I'm complaining -- I think it's a bad idea that LS school decided to get rid of built in snow days next year. Really? And they didn't get parent input first. Dumb idea. If you're gonna call classes when it SLEETS outside (like today) my kid will be in school through July!!!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
You have to move. You have two choices:
1. A farm house in the middle of the field. Your closest neighbors/grocery/etc are miles away.
2. A big city apartment in a high rise. Yep, you still have your kids.
Which is it and why?
This is a tough one. There are parts of me that could go either way: cozy and secluded on the farm ... active and in the middle of the action in the big city. Plus, more convenient to get to things.
BUT: Since we have family, I'm going to have to go with the farm. The boys would love being able to play baseball and not worry about dogs getting the balls they hit over the fence. We'd always have fresh air. And stars ... I love the stars in places where there are no city lights. Yep, I'm thinking barefoot on the front porch swing watching the sun go down and the stars come out. Man, that makes me crave summer!!
But today, the pain is gone ... except for the occasional flash through my ribs and behind my eyes. So, I'm back at work ... keeping my distance.
5. Comfy in jeans. If I have to work while sick -- I'm gonna be comfy!
1. A warm treat: like cobbler or hot pie....ummm
2. I could curl up in bed right now and start a new book.
3. An easy news night
4. I felt 100% better...still haven't shaken my sickness from November!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I hope it goes away. It's a horrible sin to call in sick during sweeps. But I don't think people would appreciate the alternative.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
My life had a couple different paths it could have gone. The first thing I wonder is if I ever would've gotten into Journalism school without Ryan helping me get through Econ and Statistics.
Then...there's a pretty good chance I would have stayed on track to be an anchor/reporter. (And much thinner and prettier! I don't blame him for that - that's on me!) I was doing both at KOMU in Columbia...but the job opened for producer at the station where Ryan was in Iowa. I remember my news director telling me: "You leave now to be a producer, you'll never pick up a microphone again." Yep. That turned out to be true. Can't help but wonder "what if."
I also think I would be living in a big city somewhere ... because I was a ladder climber. I wanted to see how far I could go .. and how fast. I changed that when we decided to have children. Which, before Ryan, I never wanted. He's a man who SHOULD be the father of children -- and he helped grow that part of my heart.
I'd be a meaner person. (Insert jokes here about how that can't be possible.) I may not have picked up scrapbooking. I can't imagine I'd have found a husband or "boyfriend" who could have put up with me or "get" me the way Ryan does.
Pros: hip living. Selfish living. No mini-van. Everything clean all the time.
Cons: well, duh! No Ryan. No Jack, Kyle, Nick. No extended family. Perhaps a wayward career -- I believe I am designed to be a producer-type.
God takes us down weird paths ... but there's always a direction. And I'm thankful the adventure I chose took me to where I am now.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Look at what my Valentine got me! Isn't it great? Isn't it thoughtful? Aren't I a lucky gal???? I mean -- he bought the basket on his own. He hung the pretty heart from it -- on his own. Picked out all the cute scrappy stuff and chocolates and stamps and cute hand towels...all by himself. Isn't it put together so pretty?? I was so impressed and touched! Pretty darn awesome. Oh oh -- and he got a babysitter for Saturday for us to go out for dinner -- on his own, I didn't have to nag.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
5. Relieved: it's almost Friday, LOST is on tonight, my kids' V-Day party is over, and things are "letting up."
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I blogged on our thegerdings.com website ... check that out to see some of the craziness.
I have to say thank you to Sherry - who started the blog tag. Thanks to her I've reconnected with my "long lost friend" Karlyn ...who read my tag and sent me a long, long note catching me up on her life and making me cry and miss her and glad that we've taken some time to update eachother. Very cool.
I'm not ready for Valentine's Day. so much to do so much to do .....
3. Worn Out
5. Potentially grumpy
Ha ha ... I said "harried behind." heh heh heh.
1. My drive home was shorter
2. I could sleep in in silence
3. Kyle is better & can go to his V-Day party. (Number one wish!)
4. Ice cream. Want some.
5. I could take a day off to disinfect the house.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Lisa is my "clone" ... we often seem to have the same perspective on things ... and respond to it with appropriate sarcasm. She makes me laugh, offers me support, a place to vent and understands my propensity to be motivated by guilt. She's also incredibly creative and inspires me.... I admire her strength and motivation to just "do what you gotta do." She paid me the greatest compliment by calling me a 'kick ass mom & professional who does it without (seeming) to break a sweat.' Wow. That means a lot for someone to NOTICE and then post for the world to see. You don't know what you've done for me ... and I say: Backatcha.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Jack has his last basketball game tomorrow. In between Nick and Kyle's bball...two more weekends for them. It will be nice to get a break from sports for a bit. Though soccer starts up...but I'm hoping games don't start for awhile. And we gotta get Jack signed up for baseball or he'll freak. Sounds like another full summer of kids' sports.
I hope to finish my bible verses this weekend -- and do/finish my recipe swap and finish up the ornament album. I HOPE. And if I'm really rockin' - finish the LOVE CB album. It would be great to check those all off my scrap "to do" list. It would be nice if the house were completely clean and in order ... so we didn't have to do any house stuff...and just enjoy the weekend. But cleaning up after boys is like shoveling in a snow storm.
I'm thinking a lot about one of my co-workers...who left suddenly yesterday because her mom didn't show up somewhere and wasn't answering her cell...and people were concerned. She found her mother had unexpectedly passed away. I'm very sad for her. She's in my thoughts and prayers big time. It's more sad because she always talked about her mom - funny stories -- and it was part of who she was...so those of us who know her -- who may have never met her mom -- still have a little connection through all the stories. So so sad.
Oh .. I have to go into work Sunday. It's for a good reason and it's important ... but darn. When you've had the week I've had at work .... you really want to be completely AWAY from it for a couple days. And I was on call last weekend. But, it's sweeps, and you gotta do what you gotta do.
2. Dirty (I need a shower.)
3. Dreading work
4. A little, tiny "blink" of relief/happy since it's Friday
5. Beaten down.
Five wishes for today:
1. No confrontations.
2. To get Praise
3. To get an apology (it'll never happen)
4. Easy news day...not a NON-news day...but nothing crazy-ass that keeps me at work late.
5. No one ruins Survivor for me...since I didn't see it.
TGIF folks. TGIF.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I had hoped to snooze a bit on the couch this morning after getting Jack on the bus....but then someone called in sick at work...causing a big ripple effect on who would cover what...and that kind of ended that plan.
So now I'm blankly staring at my computer. I think once I tear myself away I will go get under a blanket and read. THE WORLD WILL NOT END IF I TAKE SOME TIME FOR MYSELF AND READ INSTEAD OF FOLDING THE LAUNDRY WAITING IN THE BASKET. I tell myself. But then I think, the longer it sits in there the more wrinkly it gets. No, I'm gonna read. Darn it. TIME FOR MYSELF IS OK.
THAT'S RIGHT. LOGGING OFF TO GO READ NOW. READING!!
But not without laying out THE FIVE:
3. Amused. Nick is being funny.
4. Concerned. He has a big blow up spiderman chair, and he just told me "The air blew out of my chair." That can't be good.
5. Ready to go read for a bit....
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
WHERE'S MY SNOW STORM???? I watched our live coverage....and it really didn't look like much ANYWHERE. I think other places got more than my neck of the woods...but just another big disappointment.
Either snow like you mean it or give up and warm up!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
2. Little stressed about an election special I'm producing
3. Comfortable: snow day=jeans day
4. A little excited: if there's actually snow & fun exn coverage
5. Enjoying the thunder/rain...sounds nice.
1. More hours in this day.
2. The storm would dump like a FOOT of snow! And be the real deal!
3. I could take tomorrow off, play in the snow and sleep.
4. The house would clean itself
5. I didn't have to drive so far to work.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I voted Winter. What??? I know ... I hate being cold and etc ... but I am ok with one more good snow storm. We haven't had a good, deep fluffy snow yet for playing in. And I need the snow to cover some of the flowers I see budding up. I don't want them to come up too soon and get frozen like last year. (Or eaten by rabbits.)
I'm still enjoying the fire place and comfy clothes. And heavy blankets at night. I like my layers. And my fluffy scarf. And my cool new leather and suede knee high boots.
Don't get me wrong, I'm ready for Spring. But one more snow storm would be ok.
I did update pieces of the site ... new poll question (scroll way down)....new thought for the week. Etc.
Soon I will add some pics to my slide shows ... and add some new music. I need a few songs that are high energy.
Oh ... I think I'll issue a new blog challenge for my friends ... got keep us bloggin'!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
1. Sick of basketball
2. A little stressed. But better than work stressed.
3. Happy with my manicure. ( :
4. Looking forward to the evening.
1. This last basketball game was over.
2. We find what we're looking for at NFM.
3. The kids aren't monsters at bball/NFM.
4. A good dinner.
5. A peaceful evening.
Friday, February 1, 2008
But no worries -- it won't always be doom and gloom. IT'S FRIDAY!!! The weekend ahead is busy (3 basketball games!) And we MUST go to church Sunday after missing 2 wknds. (Oops.)
I'm looking forward to being home, cleaning up and maybe starting one of my books from Christmas. I'd really like to get attached to a good book. It's been awhile.
We didn't win last night. (Ratings.) BUT - we did grow the audience, and we didn't lose anyone in the show, and that's important. It hurts more if there's drop off either before the show starts or in the middle of it. So, we did the very best we could considering the circumstances. So, I don't think it will be doom-n-gloom at work today.
By the way, anyone watch LOST last night? Gooooood stuff. Just wish I didn't have to wait a week for more. I HATE when it's over!!
The Five for Friday:
3. Ready to start over
4. Anxious for the wknd
5. Behind. It's 11am - and I should be making lunch!
1. I can smell a dirty diaper again. Wish he'd get potty trained!!
2. The arguing I can hear would stop.
3. It was 10:32:20pm.
4. I could get a manicure
5. It would be WARM this wknd.