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Posted by Annie at 4:49 PM
It’s been a busy Wednesday morning around here! Overall it’s going well… beds made (check), laundry done (check), dinner planned (check), Izzy fed breakfast (check), Izzy with foot splints (check), Izzy in stander 30 minutes (check)… I have a big stack of CADs I need to work on in a minute and then it will be time to get Izzy to school! YIKES.
To update my review of the WEN product I mentioned… I’ve used it a few more times and I think it is getting better. I still feel like my hair isn’t as clean as I like. I normally use biolage which smells so clean to begin with and usually wash and wash again before using conditioner. I like clean. Anyway, this stuff smells pretty good, kinda minty. It doesn’t lather. At all. It’s like putting conditioner on your hair. But you leave it on for the whole time you shower (five minutes or more) and then rinse it off. You use a lot. It’s recommended that you use like 24 pumps of it minimum. It’s hard to use so much of something that was $30 for a small bottle, but I’m giving it a fair shot. I have had several people say my hair looks smoother than they have ever seen it. It’s naturally curly and I prefer it straight. I have been staightening it more and even with the normal humidity of Oklahoma it’s been staying straight without getting frizzy. I am not sure yet… a)if I’ll re-buy… my hair is going to have to show drastic results to buy more or b) if it is going to drive me crazy feeling like my hair isn’t clean enough. I’ll keep you updated, I know you are just on the edge of your seat!
I marinated chicken yesterday to grill. At 4:45 I went out to fire up the grill and noticed the flames were not very high. Oops… time for a new bottle of propane. Matt (usually) gets home at five and is hungry, more now that I’ve been
starving limiting his portions. So I opted for plan B which wasn’t a plan at all, but almost an entire pizza left in the fridge from the night before. I put it in the oven to make it crispy again and fixed a spinach salad and broccoli on the side. I put the chicken in the fridge because it’s better anyway if it marinates longer, right? Then Matt calls to say he is working late. Really late. So, at 10 p.m. he got what resembled two slices of pizza but has turned into a cracker with dry cheese because it sat in the over (I did remember to turn it off - duh!) for hours & hours! That’ll teach him to be late! No not really, I just didn’t have a plan C… Well, I could have a plan C but by ten I wasn’t willing to do a plan C. He didn’t complain. He’s a saint.
I was looking through the folder that was sent home from school with Isabelle yesterday evening. I didn’t read read everything but kinda glanced at everything and thank goodness I noticed the snack schedule! She is the snack bringer for TODAY! I had no idea. She wasn’t on the schedule for last year in pre-k, probably because she doesn’t stay in the room during snack time and doesn’t always partake in snacks… but I don’t mind bringing them… just glad I know to bring them. So some time before I take her which is only a couple of hours we have to run to the store and find something healthy. I had bought some chewy fruit things at Sams that say 100% of daily vitamins… for snacks for the big kids. I think it had about 50 packs inside and thought… I can take out 19 of those and send them. They are healthy. After reading the notes from the teacher it said “do not send chewy fruit or candy.” Okay. I’ll have to go to the store. Izzy’s favorite snack is gogurt. But, I doubt I’ll send that. We’ll see. Any suggestions (please don’t tell me to slice fruit! UGH)?
Okay, I’m out! Too much to do to keep typing your ear off. Have a great Wednesday!
Posted by Annie at 7:23 AM
1. What are you up to today? Be specific. We’ve talked about your morning routine before, now walk us through a typical Monday for you after breakfast is over. How do you feel about Mondays? A fresh start to your week? Or do you dread the drudge of getting back to the same old routine?
I usually eat something quickly while feeding Izzy her breakfast while checking email and blogs etc. The time I spend feeding izzy is true multi-tasking because I am stuck sitting and try to do all the sit down things I can like make phone calls etc. So when we get finished eating breakfast I pick things up and make the beds if I haven’t already. Then I start laying out clothes for school and getting things ready for her lunch. The mornings seem to be a big feed fest :)… I usually feed her a noon and watch the first part of 7th heaven. Then I get her dressed and me ready and take her to school. I look forward to Mondays. I like the start of a new week and it’s nice to have a quiet house after a hectic weekend.
2. Earworms - we all get them from time-to-time. What tune do you have stuck in your head at the moment? How important is music to your life? List some of your favorite songs - and I’m talking about songs that evoke a strong emotion in you; joy, anger, sadness, etc. Do you have one particular song that brings back a certain time period in your life? What is the song and what is the time period?
It’s a song we sang in church today. It goes something like, “waves of mercy waves of grace everytime I look I see your face your love has captured me… every step I take i take in you you make me move jesus every breath i take i breath in you…” I listen to music all day. All types. I have been listening to a few cd’s this past week. Mama Mia and Nathan Tasker. The song “Slip, Slide, and away,” takes me right back to 4-5th grade. The news station always played it while rolling the schools closing due to snow or ice. I loved that song. And more than that loved having a day out of school!
3. Who have you needed to say thank you to lately? Who is this person and what did he/she do to prompt a thank you?
Mom. She is always there for me and I take her for granted. There aren’t many people who love you totally unconditionally. She does. She comes down everyday to help with Izzy’s therapy.
4. How many candles will be on your birthday cake this next birthday? What do you think about the age you are now? Are you comfortable with what you’ve accomplished in life so far? Or do you wish you could have achieved more? You’re being granted one birthday wish - what is it?
A lot. It’s old :)… Nah, I just don’t feel as old as I am in years. I am almost enjoying it though, I feel like I am finished with the young petty stuff. I’m not really happy with what I have accomplished in some areas while in others I am. Izzy’s accident was definitely a setback… but the kids are all such good kids and I’m proud of them. Very proud. One birthday wish? What else? Izzy walking & talking!
Posted by Annie at 6:59 PM
What is one thing you were convicted about when you were younger, but now being older and wiser you have changed your mind on that belief? Why? Or on the other side, what is one thing you may have not held a conviction on that you now do? Why?
I was raised in a very very conservative church. I was convicted at an early age that religion was primarily about the laws that were found in the bible. I always felt like I didn’t quite measure up and rarely felt the presence of God. I was in church a minimum of three time per week. Every week.
As I got a little older I questioned some of those rules or beliefs and was told why and accepted it. Until Izzy’s accident. I read the bible with new eyes and saw that there was much more to it than the laws. The laws are important and I feel like God wants me to be an obedient daughter… but God is with us. Here. Every day. He guides my life and helps me.
On a lighter note, as a child or even young adult I never felt convicted to make my bed… now I can’t stand to leave it unmade. Why? Probably because I grew up :)…
Posted by Annie at 6:29 PM