Just a brain dump today:
1. Love, love, LOVE that I befriended the librarian. Not only is she super funny, she recommends the BEST books! I am friends with her on Goodreads and FB now, so she can let me know the minute something new comes out that I have to snatch up immediately before others get wind of it. (Such as "Gone, Girl" which I've been waiting for to come in FOREVER!!! People, PLEASE! If I, the mother of 4 with two jobs, can finish book in 2 days and get it right back into circulation, YOU. CAN. TOO!!!) ***I will do a post soon with the most recent books I've read and loved.
2. All 3 of my older boys are LOVING their schooling. Virtual school is absolutely wonderful and I'm soooo glad it's an option for us. Owen and Sammy are thriving and actually starting to take responsibility for their own learning. Self-motivation = MAJOR WIN!!! And William is absolutely LOVING preschool. He prides himself on being the best-behaved kid in the class and his teachers adore him.
3. Double cortisone shot to my foot today. The pain comes and goes and now (hours after the shots) the pain is gone and I just feel like my foot weighs 80 lbs. Hopefully it will loosen up by tomorrow. The dr told me some people live with these neuromas forever and just come in every few months for the shots to keep the pain at bay. Lovely.
4. I'm trying to chip away at redecorating in the quickest, easiest and CHEAPEST way possible. Painting the foyer, hallway and small bathroom are first up on my list. Then maybe new curtains and covering my beloved red bench, which is COMPLETELY wrecked now thanks to our kitten. I did hang a printable I found on Pinterest today. It's got me so inspired!
5. Two weddings signed so far for 2013, with two more "in the hopper." And I still have two more to work before the end of 2012. So it's still busy, even as we get into the off season.
6. I am considering, despite my rigorous reading schedule, to get into this new show "Nashville." This fall, I have only started watching "Survivor" and "Revenge," my two favorites from last year. I am somewhat keeping up with "Revolution" but it's not a big deal to me if I miss it. Oh, and I do also love the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders show on CMT, but that's a short season so it won't be on much longer AND it's forever in reruns if I miss an episode.
Overall, life is good. The boys are at such amazing ages right now and I'm frantically trying to record everything cute/sweet that they do. The other day Luke told me "Your kisses make me happy." Likewise, Luke. Likewise.