Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Break- Act 2

My Spring Break is over.. boo hoo.  I had a great time relaxing and working in the yard.  I bought a bunch of dirt and flowers and revamped all of my flower beds and even created a new one.  I did some Spring cleaning in the house and had a garage sale on Saturday to get rid of a bunch of junk.  We made a little money-- but more importantly we got rid of a bunch of stuff.  Ryan has a strict "once it is out of the garage it stays out" policy when it comes to garage sales... so everything that did not sale went straight to the goodwill donation center... it felt good to declutter.  

I also took the opportunity this week to start making Andrew's baby food.  He is eating rice cereal now, but will start eating the good stuff in about a week.  I made him squash, lima beans, carrots and green beans.  

Friday was probably the best day of my Spring Break.  Ryan took the kids to daycare so I slept in until about 11.  Then I went to eat lunch with Ryan at his school, and then I went to get to a massage.  It was wonderful.  Then to top it off, that night I  made the best brownies ever.  I got the idea from this link  I just used a box mix and instead of toffee I used mini chocolate chips.  They were exquisite.  

I guess that is it... yardwork, garage sale, massage, and brownies... it sounds so simple, maybe that's why I loved it.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cats and Dogs

At a recent teacher inservice, I learned about a theory floating around out there that put people into two categories: a cat or a dog.  Supposedly all humanity can be summed in these two terms.  

Cats- do not need to be around people to be happy.  They form their own opinions and are not easily swayed by the group.  Cats are not followers.  They enjoy their alone time, but also enjoy time with close friends. Cats like to work alone.  Cats do not do well in large social situations, and scare easily.  They can often come off as snobby, sometimes they are, sometimes they are too shy to talk.  They are often thought of as cultured, artistic, and sophisticated.

Dogs- thrive off other people.  They love being the center of attention and aim to please others. They can be easily persuaded and don't like confrontation.  They have a large network of friends and love playing team sports and working in groups.  Dogs are hard workers and over achievers. They are often thought of as athletic, humorous, and well rounded.

I am a cat, Ryan is a dog.  Which is why we work so well together.  What are you???

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring Break- Act 1

Ryan and I have different Spring Breaks this year.  He is just ending his, while I am starting mine.  I thought I would blog on both.

I think this could have been the first time in the history of time that someone said they were ready to go back to work after Spring Break.  Ryan's started out good, but then took a turn for the worse. 

 Ryan started out his Spring Break by going gambling with my dad.  They took a bus to Louisiana and stayed for the day.  It only cost 13 dollars for the ride and they got a free lunch which they both said was delicious.  The tables were really high and they both walked away with a little less money than they started with,  but at least they had a good time.  

Tuesday, Ryan went to the science museum with our church youth group to see an exhibit on the birth of Christianity.  Ryan enjoyed the exhibit, but I really think his favorite part about this trip was playing touch football with the boys at their lunch in the park.  Ryan showed those high school kids that even at 28 he still has some moves.  

Wednesday was Ryan's birthday, the big 28.  It was also the day that Andrew decided he would start teething. Andrew was up and down all night Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night.   He was fussy and drooly and fevery.  Ryan had been home with him most of the day on Wednesday and right as we were getting ready to go out to eat for his birthday, Andrew started tuning up again.  So, me, being the wonderful wife I am, told Ryan to go on with out me and have dinner with his friends.  He had been home with a sick baby all afternoon... I thought he needed to have a little fun on his birthday.  Kai and I made a cake and a card for him while he was gone, so we celebrated his birthday when he got home.  

The next two days were a blur of being up all night with  a mad baby, sleeping it off until noon, and then being stuck indoors because of the rain.  Not very eventful.  Hopefully Andrew has it out of his system now and will give me a happier Spring Break, I will keep you posted.