As I type this, it’s Thursday afternoon and it’s ABOVE 60 DEGREES!!! This is good, VERY good: the kids are outside. They will need baths, their clothes will need stain remover and minor miracles, and they might sniffle a bit this evening.

But OH! To be able to send them outside! Oh! I am SO READY for spring on SO MANY levels!


Success of the week: got my hair done.

When will I learn to do this more regularly?

Well, anyway, my hair is “fixed,” as in not frizzy and pulled back into a sloppy ponytail. Happy sigh.


My husband ROCKS!

Don’t you agree?

(The florist who called despite his note on the order not to call and also listed the names slightly wrong…well, DOESN’T so much rock. I was still surprised. VERY MUCH.)


“Smarticle particles” is my new favorite phrase. My two nieces, who I picked up after school today, introduced it to me, and me to it. Here it is, in context:

“Ah! Yes! I figured it out! My smarticle particles must have kicked in!”


I am struggling with a book I’ve been trying to read. This isn’t the first time it’s happened, but it’s a book I do feel I must finish. I just don’t really wanna.

I’m sure this is MY problem and not the book’s. It’s well-written (which is the only reason I’ve ever abandoned a book recently) AND it’s entertaining. I can’t really put my finger on why I’m not just whipping through it.

Do you have any tips for dealing with this struggle?

My current strategy looks something like this: read a chapter and get a reward (i.e., a piece of chocolate, a chapter out of the book I do want to read, or something else that will motivate me at that moment).


Said ten-year-old niece, just now, “Bruce Almighty taught me how to spell ‘beautiful’.”

I’ve never seen Bruce Almighty, but I believe her. In fact, it makes me want to see the movie…almost.


Next week, I’m taking the week off of blogging. I still have some things in the pipeline every day (including, I think, a guest blogger and a couple of goodies from the archives). I’ll still be active on Facebook and Twitter, I’m sure. 🙂

More Quick Takes at Conversion Diary.