Monthly Archives: April 2011

Random Letters To Whom It May Concern

dear rude lady in her car,

It is always polite to wave thank you when someone is kind enough to let you turn in front of them. But I suppose it’s hard to wave thank you when you are talking on your cell phone and drinking a cup of coffee. Thank god for your knees because what else would you be able to use for driving.


Me (the woman behind you shaking her head in disgust)

dear neighbor,

Your lovely dog is outside barking at you. It’s been about 30 minutes. The reason your dog is probably barking incessantly…. it’s pouring rain outside and I’m pretty sure you’re dog is not enjoying it’s shower.

your neighbor,


dear god,

This is a toughie. We all know that you’re the big guy, decision maker if you will. I’m pretty sure you know what you’re doing, but this rain… it’s getting ridiculous. Pretty soon I’m going to need a row boat to get to my trash can outside. If you could just give me a heads up on the whole ark thing so I can get started on the building I’d appreciate it.

Forever yours,

Oh you know who I am

dear national newscasters,

When interviewing someone from our state (Missouri) could you try to find someone that has all of their teeth or possibly someone that can formulate an intelligent thought. I’m just sayin… this is a great state to live in and we would really love to represent!!

Thank you,

A concerned Midwesterner



In honor of my new love of Pinterest I thought I’d list other things I am loving right now.

  • Pinterest
  • Little girl swimsuits, they are so much more fun to look at then swimsuits for me
  • Wreaths, I’m obsessed with making or finding the perfect one for our front door
  • My Nook Color
  • The Office Staff singing their version of Seasons of Love to Steve Carrell
  • Tina Fey’s book Bossypants
  • All the sewing ideas in my head
  • Sprite
  • Licorice, Red Vines not Twizzlers
  • Real Simple Magazine
  • Our moving announcements I just ordered
  • J signed up for T-ball
  • L & J signed up for swim lessons
  • My new address on my drivers license
  • Angry Birds Seasons
  • 70 degree days with sunshine
  • Sitting on the front steps with the neighbors watching the kids play
  • Mike Kraszinski, he’s such a freakin cutie. I’m sure the movie studio totally screwed up the movie Something Borrowed but he couldn’t be cuter in the previews
  • There’s a new Shopaholic book, It’s in my library on my nook…. just waiting for me.
  • Book club is this week and we’re eating Japanese food
  • My birthday present from my good friend. It’s an antique cradle for my business.
  • I’m booking sessions already. Yeah me!!
  • I’m streamlining my business this year to be newborns, kids and families.
  • Bethenney Frankel’s Ever After show
  • Sunflower seeds

That seems to be all I can come up with…

We Moved. Or is it.. We’re STILL Moving?!

Yep we packed up the house, the dog and the kids and moved to the suburbs. We love our new house, our new neighborhood and our new neighbors.

BUT, moving sucks. I can’t wait for life to return to normal. It’s been 3 1/2 weeks and we still have two to three van loads at the old place. We aren’t eating normal yet. Still a lot of take out and short trips to the grocery store for the meal we need that day. I’m ready to have boxes unpacked, my craft room up and running, my closet with clothes hanging, not on the floor. It’s a lot of work still.

We’ve had birthday parties galore over here and a housewarming party so this explains the empty fridge and pantry. Thank god for my mom or else I’d still be up to my eyeballs in boxes. I wonder how long it’s going to take for life to feel normal again?

I’ll let you know…