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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Love it.

We are on Day Four of dreary, gloominess and I am determined to not let my mood match. Because lately it kind of has. But I have a lot to be thankful and happy for, so today I will catch up on Ten Things I Love, which Gina tagged me for ages ago. Without further ado...

1. I love that my husband is handy. He can fix things and do stuff that I cannot. Like, for instance, repair our bed that suddenly capsized two weekends ago. With us in it. And, nooooooooo we weren't doing that. Beckham was with us, in fact. And it more so has to do with the fact that IKEA failed to include a support piece in our bed kit (that they told us was included. liars.) and we rigged up the old support beam from our Hollywood bed frame. So, while my husband crafted a [cheap] solution to the problem, we slept in the middle of the living room floor overnight. And it was like a camp-out and I kind of loved it. Mostly because I could watch SNL in bed (no TV in our room). Furthermore, I am a camp-out kind of gal that likes camping out indoors with plumbing and AC, so this suited me just fine.
2. I love thrift shopping. Craigslist, yard sales, consignment stores, rummage sales, Goodwills, etc. I couldn't even tell you the last time I bought clothing retail. That is the truth. I would guess before Christmas. And I recently picked up some darling tables on Craigslist for $5 a pop that I want to refinish and put in our dining room. And also a $2 nightstand that I'm going to paint black for my little sis whose getting her *own* townhouse next year. (It's called: being a SeNiOr. )
3. I love Diet Coke. I love it. When I don't have any, I crave it and/or wind up with a massive migraine the entire afternoon. It calms my nerves and generally makes my days more bearable.
4. I love weekend mornings. We get to enjoy each other in our jammies, eat breakfast together, read the paper, drink coffee, and, on occasion, have donuts. It's the life. {Note Beck's breakfast plate - PB for a quarter at Goodwill!}
Yes, that would be the Toys R Us ad he's browsing through.
5. I love to learn. I'm a huge education nerd and am totally eating up my coursework. While it's driving me crazy to spend so much time typing papers and writing annotated bibliographies, I loooooove the literature and research that proves we NEED EDUCATIONAL REFORM. Desperately. I have had some great conversations with my colleagues this past week and can't wait to implement my knowledge next year. And be principal down the line. This is where I've been spending time the past week...

This room hasn't made the blog before unless you recognize it as Beck's former nursery when our bedroom was still upstairs. It was quite cute and served it's purpose for over a year (it's right off the upstairs bedroom), and has mostly been filled with junk since September. So, I cleaned it out, set up our curbside treasure desk, and am now waiting for time and motivation to make it a full-functioning office. The verdict is out when I will take this project on, but I'm guessing summertime.

6. I love the color yellow. Currently. I want to paint everything yellow and gray. I will not win this battle (ahem, husband), but I will add pops of yellow where I can. I might even paint the wall that the window is on in the future office a pale yellow. With gray stripes. Maybe. That sounds kind of risky. But it's a small wall, right. I digress. I just love yellow.

7. I love children named Beckham that walk around in blue plastic aprons. He hasn't been able to play outside much lately, so I brought out the kitchen, added water, and voila! instant entertainment. Also, quite wet. We went through 6 towels or something like that.

Beckham is awake, so this will be quick:

8. I love freshly pedicured tootsies.

9. I love shiny kitchen/bathroom sink fixtures. (Thanks, mom.) That's not to say that our's are always shiny, but I'm happier when they are :)

10. I love that there are only 11 days of this school year left! Wahoo!


Mrs. Southern said...

I love the picture of B sitting in his chair reading the Toy ads with his breakfast! That's great!

Clean and shiny sinks in the kitchen and bath make me happy too, love a good dry clean sink! :)

Gina said...

We love so many of the same things! :)

Jillian said...

I love all those things too!! My husband is handy but things get overlooked and it takes forever sometimes to get things done!!