Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lately...please excuse my absence!, 5.7.15

Yeah, I've been gone for a while. Still living in Wentzville and still working in Washington, but absent from this space. A lot has been going on around here. Between pre-wedding events, pre-wedding shopping, art show, the end of the school year and just regular life "stuff", there hasn't been much time to blog or make things. I'm really looking forward to summer break so I can focus on those things. But, in the meantime, here's what's been going on lately:

Making: oh, my...nothing! And my hands are itching to make something- anything!

Drinking: Green tea, red wine, the occasional cup of coffee and more water than I ever really want to drink.

Eating:  A low sugar, elimination diet. SO MUCH FUN! (Not!) All healthy, whole food- no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, no preservatives- per doctor's orders, as she is still trying to figure out my digestive problem and lower my blood sugar (yep, got that from my mom and my uncle- thanks, guys!) Anywho, I'm getting more used to it, but it's very time consuming because I have to prepare almost everything I eat. Eating out and/or ordering in is really difficult.

Watching: We caved and had cable re-installed, so we've been enjoying Bill Maher and Anthony Bourdain again. (And the occasional Hallmark movie or episode of the Waltons :)  Shhhh...don't tell M.!)

Reading: More blogs! Shocker, I know.

Listening to: Some new songs recommended by Little Man -  Sam Smith, Ernie Halter and Ben Rector. And, I recently came across Jason Mraz's 93 Million Miles and it's my new fave. 

 I was considering this as Eddie's and my Mother/Son dance song, but in the end, I couldn't give up on Simple Man :)

Thinking about: Always my kids, but especially lately, as I've been watching our old home videos. Man, I miss them. I get choked up just typing that :(

Laughing at: The old home videos!These are three of the most animated, happy kids. They were/are so much fun.

Disliking: I honestly can't think of one thing that I'm disliking right now. Well, maybe disrespectful students. Yeah, I'll go with that.

Loving: Hearing M. say "You'll always be my girl." Wow. Even a 49 year old "girl" loves hearing that :)

Have a great week!  Juli


  1. Awe! I love that "you'll always be my girl" that made my 💜 melt!

  2. That emoji of a heart didn't show, eh? Oops!

  3. Yeah, it's one of those moments I'll never forget :)