Tuesday, March 13, 2012

wordless wednesday

root beer

nathan: root beer makes my eyes tickle because of all the fuzz inside.

speaking of root beer, we were out to dinner recently and the kids’ meals came with a cup of ice cream as a dessert at the end. now, i’m not complaining about the ‘free’ ice cream cup, but it is a bit lame in terms of restaurant desserts. we’re not talking scooped ice cream in a cup, we’re talking a plastic cup filled with half vanilla, half chocolate, with a paper pull-off lid cup of ice cream.

so to jazz it up a bit, i had the [brilliant] idea to ask the waiter to refill the boys’ lemonade [free refills] with root beer. we scooped our ice cream cups into our root beers and voila! root beer floats!

why didn’t i think of this before??

the kids loved it.

we could put the lids on their cups and leave if we wanted [dessert-to-go].

and, we didn’t have to pay extra for a special dessert.


next time, we might try a coke float or an orange float….yum!

Friday, March 9, 2012

this is why...

Yesterday we had a 68 degree day.

Next week, the forecast is calling for 72 degree days.

No snow for us this year, I guess.

Want to know why?

Because I was actually prepared with a pair of brand new snow boots in the right size for Evan!

Yeah...pretty sure that's why!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

procrastination...what's that?

so apparently next week is known in some circles as "National Procrastination Week."

the blog where i read this went on to say that procrastination is due to lack of organization. i beg to differ. in fact, i would argue that procrastination is not a result of disorganization, but a lack of knowing where to begin. the ol' looming deadline is usually what prompts me to do my best thinking, my most fluent writing, and get my creative juices flowing. some of my most creative ideas and my most prolific writing has come to me at the eleventh hour. and i'm okay with that.

however, i do believe that procrastination and laziness could be distant cousins.

i will admit that i have procrastinated about things i just don't feel like doing:

eating right...
cleaning the bathroom...
finishing that project...
going through the overwhelming stack of papers on the desk in the kitchen...

in these cases, i would venture to say that sometimes putting off the task at hand is due to lack of motivation laziness.

and then i typically get frustrated that i am not accomplishing what i wish to accomplish.

i have decided that the only person who can do anything to change this pattern of self-defeating behavior is me.

so, instead of procrastinating, i've started exercising. yeah, i only jogged/walked a little over a mile twice last week, but that's more than i did the week before, which was nothing! last night, i sat and journaled on a stack of scrapbooking pages that i'd been piling up for a while. oh, and look, i am actually blogging!

i like to say that i put the "pro" in procrastinate.
and that's okay sometimes.

as for "National Procrastination Week?"
all i have to say is at least i didn't procrastinate writing this blogpost! ha!

take that, procrastination!