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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Life in the Fast Lane

I'll tell you what...we have been going, going, going lately.

It's been crazy.

First of all, though...

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who reached out to me after my Raw post. Excuse the TMI, but I was seriously having THE WORST PMS I have EVER experienced in my LIFE!

No joke.

I was a hateful, miserable person to be around and I have to extend my deepest apologies to my husband, my kids, my nieces and nephew, my in-laws, the woman at the grocery store, the guy driving in front of me last night, and the random other people I'm sure I gave a scowl to this past week. Really, I was so hateful that I couldn't stand myself.

But...last night my sister-in-law and I went out to dinner. Alone. Just the 2 of us! It was so...so...grown up and FUN! I almost forgot what it was like to eat a meal while it's hot and without sharing. I almost forgot what it was like to have a glass of wine and talk about adult things. I almost forgot what it was like to wear makeup and big girl shoes instead of sneakers.

 But it all comes back, doesn't it?

Leanne, thank you for such a fun night! (Even though our waiter Jon at Houlihan's in the Galleria was a shmo!) There! That's what HE gets for his poor service! A little bad press.

Does anyone remember the horrible freak blizzard we had here about a month ago? I talked about it here, here, and here. Then, I talked about the damage  to our sunroom here, here, and here that was caused by the overflow of ice and snow in our gutter...

Wellllll.............we finally got the room repaired and repainted today and I LOVE it! The new carpeting will be put in soon and it will be like a whole new house! Can't wait!


Here's a "before" shot. You can see the damage in the top left corner of the picture.


And here's the "after" shot. SO... this isn't the greatest because it's a little dark, but the color is a goldish color. I think you get the gist of it, though. You can see that the peeling plaster and paint is gone!

Then...tomorrow my sister and brother-in-law are headed down to install our cabinet doors and drawers. Most of you may not realize that we have lived without cabinet doors for over a year! (And most of you really couldn't give a rip, but it's my blog so I'm gonna talk about it. So there. ) It was always quite evident when we'd gone grocery shopping and when we hadn't! Now we'll be living just like the rest of suburbia...with CLOSED concept cabinets.

Joe has been on vacation this week, so while that's AWESOME, it has seriously curtailed my computer time. I have missed blogging and all of you tremendously, but my butt really needed the break from this computer chair.

I missed two memes this week which is such a bummer, but it was also nice to take a little break.

And, yes! I AM feeling MUCH better. Thank you all again!!!!

I'll be back tomorrow...maybe I'll post some pics of our new kitchen cabinets! =)

4 comments:

  1. Yaaaay! I so feel your pain on the PMS front, too. I'm actually going to the doc's friday to discuss yaz (I think that's what it's called) or whatever the new "curb the monthly nasty's" pill is called. I have really hated being on the pill on the past but I fear I may lose those closest to me if I don't do something soon! LOL, but not really. PMS is a very real thing. Very dangerous, too... for those around us that is. : ) Glad you're feeling better!

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  2. We are missing the hardware on our kitchen cabinets. Well, actually my husband never put hardware on when he built the house. So, what I imagine is that you will be as happy about cabinet doors as I would be about hardware (hello? I will never shut my fingers in another drawer again!). It's the little things, really...
    I think my PMS is RAGING. This whole every 21 days has totally thrown me for a loop. I don't get the hate until 5 days later...Mother Nature is stupid, stupid, stupid.

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  3. I am SO glad you got to get out withOUT the kids! You totally needed and deserved it! Glad I got to see you for 2 seconds on tuesday!

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  4. Mandy, I went to a workshop during the Hearts at Home Conference (yes, you must go next year...Have I mentioned this? HA!) called the "SOS for PMS". I learned SO much such as the fact that PMS peaks in the 30's...I am also a total freak (and am PMSing now so everyone needs to watch out) about a week before but it was good to see so many people at a workshop about it all nodding their heads as the speaker was talking. It was given by Mary Byers and her book is by the same name - great information. Give yourself some grace and just know that the only thing you need to do when you are PMSing is just keep your kids alive...:)

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