Saturday, March 28, 2009

I've been in a drug induced haze

But not the fun kind you're probably thinking....I'm finally getting over a cold that started last weekend. Usually I don't like to take anything because cold medicine either knocks me out completely or makes me extremely nervy. But luckily this week I had nothing on my to do list so I wanted to get as much rest as possible. It wasn't that nasty of a cold but everytime I start to think I'm feeling better, get up and start to do something, I suddenly feel exhausted and weak so I've been trying to just do as much "nothing" as I can. Did you miss me? I thought so.

I got some more info on my new volunteer task. It's twice a month for one hour. I go in and read a couple books to a kindergarten class in the school library and then sort of hang out with my little kids helping them pick out books to take home. There's only a couple months left in the school year so if I decide I hate it I don't have to to it next year. But I'm sure I won't , I love reading to squirmy little ones. I even like doing the funny voices and sound effects. I'm waiting for my background check to be done. I've never committed bank robbery so I should be approved soon. I'm excited.

I was a little hurt because someone had made a comment about my volunteering at a school where the children already come from well to do situations. That I should be volunteering at a "worse off" place where more help is needed and implying that I was being a hypocrite for not doing so. But I don't feel the least bit guilty as I'm not quite sure that criticising a person's choice to volunteer at all is even called for. Sure a homeless shelter or food bank probably needs a lot more help than a well funded elementary school but location and transportation was the bigger issue. I could volunteer at a place that really needs an extra pair of hands and not really be able to commit because I can't be sure about whether or not I can really be there. Or I can volunteer at a school within biking distance and show up every single time they need me, giving an already overworked and underpaid teacher a small break. Does it really matter so long as I'm actually doing something? Or should I just say that I'm going to do something in front of everyone at a political meeting but do nothing but complain and criticise?! Who's the hypocrite?( and I know you're reading this even though you pretend that blogs are so beneath you....)

Ahem. Moving on, I'm feeling much better but I have that weird cough I always get after a cold/flu that takes forever to go away. I stopped taking cough medicine. I think it's messed up my thyroid hormone pills because I'm hot all the time. The only thing that seems to work is really strong Starbucks mints.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Outer Space Random

We watched the shuttle go up last night from our patio. I didn't think to get my camera until it was already gone but here you see the trail it left. I have to say last night's launch was the prettiest I've ever seen because the sun made the exhaust glow red. The screen is in the way but I was too lazy to walk downstairs. Enjoy.

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I have been asked by some new friends at my new church to read stories to kindergartners for an hour twice a month. I said yes since the school year is almost over so if I end up hating it,which I'm sure I won't, I'll only have to do it a few times. I'm not sure why I'm feeling so shy about it but I am. I tried to talk myself out of it but everyone told me it would be a perfect volunteer opportunity for me and easy. I'm still waiting for the details but wish me luck in the meantime peeps.

The weather's been great so I have been at the beach every spare moment I have. It's not quite warm enough yet to just walk around in a bathing suit even though I do see some tourists swimming(!) in that cold water. But it's sunny enough to get a few more freckles if you're not careful. I've been using SPF85 but the freckles still come. Nothing wonderful report regarding my shark teeth finds, I loathe to admit. My finds have been meager. Yesterday MrPea and I went to the beach together. Normally this isn't something notable since we go all the time but we usually go to a different beach where we can park since MrPea doesn't have his own bike. We both went on my bike and I'm sure you're not wondering who was lucky enough to ride on the handle bars. It was cold so we had to huddle into the sand when the sun was behind a cloud and he made me promise not to go off and look for shark teeth just for that one day. I'm assuming he thought if I started looking while he waited, he'd be there 5 hours later watching the south horizon for me whilst freezing his behind off. He'd be right. I was dying though. There was a lady a few feet away from us digging around and I was pouting,"She's finding stuff, I know it. She better not find anything!" I'm selfish. When we left I walked past the hole she dug to see if there was anything of interest for me. Nothing. I'll probably be like this until the water is warm enough to wade in, this is how I find the good stuff. My friend Dee thinks I should seek some help.

I've started a new drawing. I'll show ya'll later.....

So what's new with you guys?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I can't think of a title for this post

Who needs one for a day like this anyway? Can you see a few people stole my idea and are looking for shark teeth. HAHA! They went the wrong way though. All the shark teeth were to the North, and I got them all for myself.

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This speckled crab appeared to be stuck. Actually at first I thought it was dead but I noticed him moving when I came to take a picture. I tried to help him but I didn't want to get pinched. I thought best to let the tide do it's job with this guy. What a beautiful pattern.

I don't know if he was really a male or female but I was too scared to pick him up and look. He was ornery so I designated him as a male myself :O)

I found more teeth than this but I took this picture during my snack break and I was too lazy to take another pic so you'll just have to take my word for it.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

My Husband Meme

Someone sent this to me on Facebook a couple weeks ago and I figured I would do it now since my anniversary is on Saturday.

1.He’s sitting in front of the TV: what is on the screen?
Depends on what time of the day it is. Regular day hours during the week usually the news, sports, or shows we watch together-war,history documentaries, HBO series, stuff like that. Nightowl time, usually CNBC or real estate shows.

2. You’re out to eat. What kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
He never orders a salad but I would say vinaigrette depending on the restaurant on the rare occasion he gets one.

3. What is one food he doesn’t like?

4. You go out to the bar. What does he order?
We don't really go to bars so I don't know um, Jack and coke?

5. Where did he go to high school?
in Quebec, Canada

6. What size shoe does he wear?
10 I think. I've never bought him shoes

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
Does money count? He's not really a 'hobby' kind of guy. OH! I know electronic stuff.

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
He's not really a sandwich kind of guy either. Maybe a French Dip, I guess.

9. What would your Husband eat every day if he could?
Pasta or Pizza, actually he does.

10. What is his favorite cereal?
Honey nut Cheerios or Honeycombs

11. What would he never wear?
Oh he's picky about clothes like I am. When we go to the beach he's barefoot. I've never seen him wear flipflops, as much as he surfs-go figure. I'm pretty sure spandex goes without saying but I'll just put that out there too. He dresses good, I'll just leave it at that.

12. What is his favorite sports team?
College teams-Miami Hurricanes, Florida Gators

13. Who is his best friend?
That's such a highschool question! So I'll answer it with his Highschool
best friend: his name was Roger and he was troublemaker. Pronounced Ro-jay in French. Just say that name around my mother-in-law and she'll start rolling her eyes and thanking the Virgin Mary that they are no longer hanging out.

14. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do?
He says all the time that I'm too smiley and that's why I attract so many weirdoes but I don't think he would want me to stop being smiley. He thinks I'm too nice to people.

15. How many states has he lived in?
5-Florida, California, Louisiana, Colorado and Hawaii but he didn't grow up in the US obviously

16. What is his heritage?
French and his family name means "strong as a Turk" because his ancestors were crusade era warriors...I don't remember how I found this out but his dad was pretty pleased when I told them this.

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind?
I'd rather bake him a pie. His mother's Brown Sugar Pie recipe is usually my go to for special occasions.

18. Did he play sports in high school?
No, he went to an all boys Catholic school and there were no sports in this school. But I think outside of school he played basketball and baseball...I think.

19. What could he spend hours doing?

This didn't ask me what my favorite thing about my husband was. One of my favorite things about him is the fact that he is secure in his masculinity. He's not concerned about whether certain things make him seem "manly enough" or not "manly enough". He's also not one of those types of guys who are embarrassed in front of his friends when it comes to his feelings for me. I can't stand guys who act one way in front of his friends and another alone because he doesn't want to be accused of being "whipped". Sounds highschool don't it? That's because it is, but there a lot of people out there who still behave that way and I'm glad I'm not married to one of them. I also appreciate the fact that he cares about his appearance even though I tease him about his vanity.

Feel free to tag yourself. Add Boyfriend if you're not married, no one will punish you :O)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My nook

I am not an organised person. MrPea is an organization freak. I'm a creative dreamer. He's an analytical thinker. Most creatives are kind of on the messy side. And most engineer types are pretty OCD when it comes to organizing. Do opposites really attract? In this marriage, yes.

It has taken me a long time to get my little work corner nice enough to actually do some work in. It started out like this when we first moved in:

Then somehow I figured out that I needed to clear some things away. As if this looks any better. Obviously this was still not a space conducive to creativity. Who in the world would want to sit there and work? Not I.

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Finally, I have just the way it needs to be. MrPea bought me this on Valentine's day. Are you imagining all the masterpieces that will be created in this space? Eventually I will get a new desk but until then, I feel like I can sit there all day without getting irritated at the way everything is falling all over the place.

If only I could get him to clean up after me everyday. Is there a button for that?