I've been meaning to pick up those foam letters/numbers for the bathtub for Emma. I thought she would like them. She not only liked them, she L-O-V-E-D them! They are just numbers, but she kept calling them numbers and letters, and up and down she'd stand and sit picking them up and putting them on the wall and then the tub. She threw a fit when I went to get her out, thankfully, she was content carrying around the number 5 until bed time though. Here's a couple pics:
And as I was looking through my pics I forgot I had taken these on Sunday. I love driving home from wherever we are coming from because I get to drive by the river and the city. Especially at night with all of the lights in the city. I fall in love everytime. So here's some pics...during the day, but you get an idea sort-of.
Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.
I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?
How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched '' on television?
I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?' She would gas up and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known
yesterday. I had a late breakfast, It looks like rain.' And my personal favorite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.
Because we cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!
We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Steve toilet-trained. We'll entertain when we replace the> living-room carpet.
We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.
Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer.
One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things are settled down a bit.'
When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas.
Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Roller blades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.
My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The
other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.
Now. go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to......not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would
you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Make sure you read this to the end; you will understand why I sent this to you.
Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask 'How are you?' Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow.' And in your haste, not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say 'Hi'?
When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift....Thrown away.... Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.
Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND. If it comes back to you, then you'll know you h ave a circle of friends. To those I have sent this to.. I cherish our friendship
and appreciate all you do.
'Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance!
Me: OMG...it's super hot! (trying to cover my open fanning mouth with my napkin not very successfully)
::I take a bite of the green beans, and woah do these taste funny, they are like super sweet and sour!::
Me: These green beans taste funny. Is it brown sugar or something?
Pap: They probably aren't cooked yet.
Me: No, they are like super sweet or something.
Gram: They are dill beans.
Pap & Me: Huh? Dill?
Gram: Yeah they are speciality green beans.
Gram then takes Emma in to get some ice cream.
Me: Well, enjoy those leftover's Pap!
She is very excited to be on the road towards the Zoo!
This was a big tree outside of the entrance.
Saying "tree" to Daddy.
A rhino! After this pic he plopped himself down in that mud hole.
Loved seeing the zebra's.
Baby Samson!!! He was adorable!
Samson's mommy and him walking over to all of the people to show off.
Giraffe's who were being fed by visitors to the zoo.
The Nocturnal Lion...
This is just one of the monkeys, he just sat there scratching his hand.
On the ride home, Emma and me both fell asleep for a little cat nap. And it's definitely proven that Emma is me through and through. Lols. Eric was saying that we both were constantly sleeping with our heads the same way, one of us would move it to the other side, and seconds later the other person would do the same. Lols. Just made me giggle on the inside.
And here she is in all of her glory!
To sum it up, this person, who I have now named the Bastard but will refer to him as "B" from here on out, hacked into my paypal account. And bought a character for the PC game World of War Craft for $1200. Now I only found out what the "B" was purchasing when the police officer asked the seller in a phone conversation yesterday. And of course all of us were just dumbfounded that people pay up to $2500 for these characters on this game. I mean seriously...I want to learn and partake in this lucrative business if the money is that good! So, anyways, the police officer said that a detective will most likely be contacting me in a few days, and they might end up forwarding it to the FBI since they have Dept's that specialize in these cases. So, in the end I just want the "B" caught and punished somehow.
And in other news Commerce Bank is horrible! I called them Thursday to put a stop payment on my account so that the $1200 wouldn't hit and we wouldn't be screwed with no money. I was told I had to physically go into a branch and fill out a form and pay a $25 fee. So, I do it Thursday before heading into work. Yesterday (Friday) I check my account and the $1200 has hit our account, locking up all of our money. I call them and they can't find the form I did the day before. So, we end up going into the branch last night, here the guy had me fill in the wrong form. And because it was "after" hours at this point we now have no access to our money until Tuesday. Then we are going into the bank and closing all accounts with Commerce and opening up new ones with a different bank.
So, in other news, this is my last week of my first session back at school. Then starting on Monday I'll be taking two classes. Am looking forward to getting into some actual material with my degree that I'm doing for.
Today we did yard work and played with Emma outside. She's down for nap now, which means that I should be working on school work and turning in my last assignments. Tomorrow we are heading to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore so am looking forward to that. Will have lots of pictures to post tomorrow.