Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Oxford Word of the Year 2009

Well now this just makes me sad.  Personally, I would have chosen:

funemployment / ajd - taking advantage of one's newly unemployed status to have fun or pursue other interests

Or maybe: 

intexticated / adj - a state of distraction caused by texting while driving a vehicle.

I definitely could have come up with something better than unfriend to sum up the year.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reasons To Be Happy: Reason #3 - Pillow Talk

Bedtime last night.

BuddyBoy:  "Mommy, whisper something in my ear."
Me:  "I love you."
BuddyBoy:  "Mommy, whisper something else."
Me:  "I love cookies."
BuddyBoy:  "Mommy, I love you...because you give me healthy food...and because you're the most funnest mommy EVER."
Me:  Smile.  Sniff.  Big squeeze.

(And I have NO idea where the "healthy food" thing came from, we had fish sticks and tater tots for dinner!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Reasons To Be Happy: Reason #2 - A Pretty Surprise

The mad morning rush:  dress & feed the kids, get buckled in the car, race out the driveway....  Ugh!  What's that trash in my yard?  Surprise!  It's last year's paperwhites.  Smile.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Reasons To Be Happy: Reason #1 - Fall Colors...

...and a 5 year old with a camera and nothing more important to do than take pictures of pretty leaves.