Friday, February 26, 2010

bump in the night


That's the sound my forehead makes when it meets Stone's elbow in the middle of the night.

Nothing like being roused from dreamland with an elbow to the face.

At least Stone woke up too and told me how sorry he was....

....the last time I woke Stone up with my elbow to his face, I let the dog take the blame.

Oh the joys of two 'tosser and turners' sharing a bed.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

a very scientific discovery....

This morning Stone and I stumbled across a ground breaking regards to yawning

thought only to be contagious from human to human

it is in fact contagious between the species!

(canine and human that is)

Anytime Stone or I would yawn (even a fake yawn) Matilda would let a BIG yawn out.

We even stopped the experiment watched a bit of a movie and tried it again 30 minutes later with the same results!

Astounding I tell you! Truly astounding!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

friendly stranger

A couple of weeks ago, a client at work (an older gentle-woman) gave me what could be the best compliment I have ever received in my life.

"You shine from within" she said.

I didn't know what to I blushed and said thank you.

She made my day.

Monday, February 15, 2010

.....and that's what I call a good day

a morning walk (through the winter wonderland that is our village) to my sweet bean Katie Jean's house.

a few hours babysitting a sweet faced boy named Eli

an afternoon walk back to my house, along with Katie Jean

Phyto oil treatments on our hair

a viewing of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(the second and third movies are to be viewed next Monday and the Monday after that)

and a tasty pizza for dinner

oh how I love my lazy Mondays

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

If it weren't so annoy, it would be funny.


That is the sound of my car not starting.

The problem isn't just with my car. It's a problem with a boat load of the make and model of my car. A problem that occurs most often when it is cold and wet outside. A problem that is not cause for a factory recall because it is not deemed a 'safety issue'.

Call me Crazy Cathy from down the street, but I'm pretty sure being stranded in the cold wet weather is a bit of a 'safety issue' for this lady.

To adequately express to you how annoying this 'non-safety issue' is, I shall share with you my Friday morning.

-wake up and get ready for brunch with Ang
-10 minutes before leaving I grab the keys and head to the car....all the while sending positive thoughts it's way
-I sit in the car, put my foot on the break and spit on the key (Stone found a couple of people online who said that the key being wet sometimes helps the 'non-safety issue' to not get tripped)
-it starts (hallelujah!)
-finish getting ready and head to brunch
-pull into the restaurant parking lot and seriously debate leaving the car running while eating
-walk out to the car and ask Ang to hang out for a minute just in case the car doesn't start
-I sit in the car, put my foot on the break and spit on the key
-it starts (hallelujah!)
-I check the clock and realize I have a full hour and a half before I need to be at work.
-what can I do for an hour and a half that doesn't require me to turn my car off? I'm near my sister's house, but she is on a plane headed for sunny Florida. My mom is in a car on her way back from dropping said sister (and husband) off at the airport. Katie O is mid walk to the grocery and then dining with her boy toy.
-I get off the interstate and see the place I hate most, but happens to have a drive thru
-pull into the Starbucks drive-thru and order a Skinny Vanilla Latte
-curse myself for purchasing anything from Starbucks
-decide to run 'drive-thru errands'
-pull into the bank and complete my transaction
-realize there are no clothing boutiques in my neighborhood with drive-thru windows (are there any in your neighborhood?...cause if there are I might need to relocate)
-drive around aimlessly for another 25-27 minutes
-decide driving around aimlessly, in near blizzard conditions, is more of a 'safety issue' than the 'non-safety issue'
-go to work early

And that is what my life has become.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


If I tell you a secret do you promise not to judge me?

I fell in love with a 1940's wardrobe the other day.

But that's not the secret. (obviously, cause that wardrobe is

The secret is.....

I fell in love with said wardrobe whilst watching the Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation of "The Magic of Ordinary Days"

Hi. My name is Courtney. I love cheesy made for TV movies.

PS: I kind of had a wee little crush on Skeet Ulrich in this movie

PPS: feel free to judge me for that one

Monday, February 1, 2010

In case you were wondering.....

*This guy makes my day.

We had a good old fashioned date night on Saturday.

dinner at La Piedad

movie browsing at Blockbuster

(we rented Extract and Four Christmases)

a stop at the store for a six pack of our favorite beers

and last (but most certainly not least) a quick trip to Steak-N-Shake for a tasty strawberry treat

I'm kind of in love with him.....just a little bit.

....and these are the next best thing to Fancy Cakes.

Thank you dear sister, for buying me such a sweet surprise!

(literally...I can feel the cavities forming while I'm eating them)