Sunday, August 21, 2011

Highs and Lows: Hastily Typed Edition

All day today I thought it was Monday.  Now I realize, it's Sunday!  Time for Highs and Lows! 

1. well, honestly, there weren't really any major lows worth mentioning. Nothing fun to gripe or complain about.  OH!  Wait.  I colored my hair.  And like an idiot, I didn't carefully wipe off ALL the excess color from my forehead.  Well, I thought I did, but I didn't, and it left a nice pinkish-purplish stain right at the top of my forehead.  I basically wore my visor for the next 2 days.  The embarrassing part of it is, I'm a licensed cosmetologist.  Have I ever mentioned that?  I used to work in a salon and do this for a LIVING.  So that makes me even MORE of an idiot for letting that happen! 

2. Oh, and I got a cold sore yesterday.  Cold sores are the bane of my existence.  

1. My kids are all back-to-school-shopped-for.  All Done.  I love back to school shopping.  I love getting the kids new sneakers.  There's something about new sneakers!  I love picking out "first day of school" outfits.  You should see my daughter's; it is so awesome.  And it just made me so happy; when we were looking for some clothes at the store, I picked up a shirt with a peace sign on it and it said "love" or something like that.  I asked Abby if she liked it...and she said, "No, I don't really get into the shirts that say "peace" and "love" and all that stuff.  A lot of my friends do, but I don't really like it."  OK.  She is 7 years old with her OWN mind, and that makes me really proud. 

2. Earlier in the week, the kids & I were able to get away to visit my parents for a few days.  That is always a great time! 

3. DH's company had a picnic at a local (very small) amusement park.  Free lunch, half-price tickets, and a beautiful day...but the best part was, my little Nolan (5) overcame his fear of the water slide, and we had the biggest blast on that thing!  I'm not exaggerating; I think we went on it like 20 times in a row.  (There was no line.)  I think that is one of my favorite things we've done this summer.  :)

4. Speaking of Nolan, my little guy had his kindergarten orientation this week.  I thought I'd cry, but I didn't.  It actually made me excited for him.  I think K will be very good for him, and he's definitely ready.  I think I might be ready, too.  And if it turns out I'm not, you'll know it on Aug. 29, because I will throw the world's largest pity-party for my poor, sad, abandoned self. 

Well that's all folks.  HOpefully I'll have something interesting to share this coming week!  No promises, though...we're prepping for a massive yard sale and I'm up to my eyeballs in unwanted junk and sharpies!


  1. Sounds like you had a great week! I always love it when new seasons start. This summer was nice, but I'm ready for fall and regular schedules.

  2. Ugh, boo to cold sores! I get those any time I get stressed, and I feel so skanky when I have them.

    I love your highs! I heart back to school shopping. Well, the clothes part. it's cool to see your kids personalities come out in their clothes. My 5 year old picked out a ton of zebra print this year, who knew?