Sunday, July 29, 2012

S.E. and I went to Seattle for a my cousin's wedding.  This trip was just a mommy and S.E. trip.  We left Koo at home with dad.  S.E. and I chatted for five hours about Koo, Kindle Fire games, friends, and music.

His favorite song at the moment is "Payphone" by Maroon Five (which I have come to like because of him).  We listened to the song at least twenty times.  It reminded me of when I was young and was obsessed with "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper.  Still do.

It was nice for S.E. to go on a trip without Koo and as my lovely husband says, gives them a chance to miss each other.

S.E. told me he did not miss Koo but when he got home, he ran to meet up with Koo for a BIG hug.  S.E. does not do hugs well. Teared up I tell ya.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Finally...the big reveal...

We got a boat.  A very neglected and dirty boat caused by 20 years of sitting unprotected in a lake in the Pacific Northwest.  You name, it had it: mold, rot, dead bugs, pine needles, and smelly...

We got it cheap. The motor resuscitated by my awesome father who happens to own an outboard motor shop (that's how we got the boat).

The lovely and I worked together for over two months.  He pulled all the old carpeting, primed, and painted the entire inside of the boat making it rust and rot resistant (which a totally appreciate because I do NOT want to sink).  Then he re-carpeted the boat with new carpet (yay!!!).

For my part, I pulled thousands of staples, sewed, restapled all the upholstery.  I even did a bit of applique (Go Cougs!) and what we have now is a great boat for our family to enjoy.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Susan Elizabeth Phillips!!!

Drove 1 1/2 hours with my gal pal to a book signing of "The Great Escape" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips!!

She's my top 3 most favorite authors.  She rocks the contemporary romance genre.  I got the book on Tuesday and finished last night in anticipation of meeting her.

She is as funny and witty as her books. We got to ask questions, she told us stories of how she came up with some of the characters.  Loved it.  If you're going on vacation and need a good book-grab one by her.  She never disappoints.  Ever.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Facebook and Friends

How do you like Facebook?  I'm kind of on the fence.  I have an account.  For a long time, I did not have one and it kept me from seeing pictures of my extended family and I would be the last to know about anything.

I caved in and have had for a couple of years now.  I feel like a lurker. I enjoy reading about what is going on in my friends' lives.  However, I'm not certain of how interactive I should be. 

What I mean is, how much do you talk about what is written on FB?  Like if someone had surgery or going through a rough spot, I feel awful for them and want to help but sometimes-people just want to vent.  How do you go about coming across caring but not noisy?

I am leaning towards shutting down my account.  Most of my life I've felt like a dork and FB reminds me I am still a dork with words...what to do...?!