Tuesday, May 31, 2011


5.31.11 - Dress. A one-piece garment for a woman or girl that covers the body and extends down over the legs.

Tomorrow is the first day of the 30 days of dresses project! I am pretty excited to see if I can make this work!

Monday, May 30, 2011


5.30.11 - Laundry. Clothes and linens that need to be washed or that have been washed.

Doing laundry tonight...one of my least favorite chores.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


5.28.11 - Visit. An act of going or coming to see a person or place socially, as a tourist, or for some other purpose.

Today I took a drive to Chandler to visit my best friend and her daughter and some other friends for a nice cook-out! What a great day!

Friday, May 27, 2011


5.27.11 - Linens. Garments or other household articles such as sheets made, or originally made, of linen.

I didn't know that my NBFF could be shocked or surprised by me anymore, but tonight I did it. She was absolutely horrified to find out that I have only one pillow on my queen size bed and that I could care less about linens in general. Pillow shams?? Who the hell needs those? She does...

Thursday, May 26, 2011


5.26.11 - Sanguine. Having the temperament and ruddy complexion formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.

I took some quizzes online today - because they are fun. I found out that I am 100% Alpha Female with a penchant towards bitchiness and I find that I have a sanguine personality. Both of these things seem to be pretty good characterizations of me. :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


5.25.11 - Countdown. The act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order.

The countdown to Disney World begins! We are VERY excited!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


5.24.11 - Penultimate. Next to last.

Today marks the penultimate episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show. No matter your feelings about her, she has made an impressive impact on the television landscape and I for one will miss the show.

Monday, May 23, 2011


5.23.11 - Play. To act, especially in a dramatic production.

The play is the thing! Tonight BG played Miss Behave in the 5th grade production of 'The Miss Prefix Beauty Pageant'! What a fun night!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


5.22.11 - Sore. Painful to the touch; tender.

I have been incorporating a couple of Zumba workouts per week into my routine. I am sure it will be a GOOD thing eventually, but right now - my sore quads beg to differ!

Saturday, May 21, 2011


5.21.11 - Slacking. Lacking in activity.

I have been slacking where my word of the day is concerned...stepping it back up!!

AtoZ Update

I know that it has been some time since I have updated my book blog and I am here to explain what has been going on. There have been some changes afoot! My NBFF Lara let me know that she needed to modify the reading challenge that we had set for ourselves this year (52 books alphabetical by title, then again by author). That was a blow, but it was also completely understandable! Both of us are single moms, both of us are moving to new homes, both of us have full-time jobs and we want a life too! So when she stated that she was just going to read 26 books this year, that seemed sane to me. Problem is - I am far from sane!

Between the months of March and May, I also went through some changes. My house was contaminated, I needed to find a place to live for me and my daughter and I needed to maintain my life. All hard things to do - but did them I did. So - what gave? What gave was books - but not in the sense that you think. Since April 8th, I have actually read 18 books!! Now - only one of these books would I consider to be literature (Water for Elephants)...the others were pure pulp fiction. Books that follow a specific pattern, character style, outcome, etc. Books that I could escape into and finish in as little as one to two days. They were genre specific (fantasy, romance, vampire) and often they were part of a series. Will I bore you all with reviews on each one of these books - nope, I won't. Will I list all of them? Maybe.

We all have ways of escaping what is going on around us. Trite books have and always will be that for me. The covers can be embarassing, the stories simple, the characters standard - but I love them because there is always a happy ending. Sometimes when you are in turmoil, a happy ending is the best medicine. SO - I will complete my challenge of 52 books this year...but I may not hit every letter in the alphabet and I may not write a review for all of them and they may not all be prize-winning literature. But - slowly, I am moving back to my base and there will be something for you all to read and to enjoy (hopefully)! The thing about books is that they mean something different to each and every one of us - I am so glad to have them when I need an escape and so glad to have them when I want to learn something new. I am just so very, very grateful for books.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


5.18.11 - Irony. Incongruity between what is expected to be and what actually is, or a situation or result showing such incongruity.

In a glaring example of irony, I drove behind a Waste Management truck this morning that had trash spewing from it...ugh!

Monday, May 16, 2011


5.16.11 - Gripping. Take and keep a firm hold of; grasp tightly.

I had forgotten how gripping a well-written TV show could be. The season finale of Castle was fantastic, I could not look away.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


15 May 2011 - Full. Rich in experience.

This weekend was full!! I learned new things, met new people and hung out with friends! It was a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


5.11.11 - Piccolo. A small flute pitched an octave above a regular flute.

BG will be playing the piccolo next year in band! We picked up the new instrument today. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


5.11.11 - Hunk. A large piece of something, esp. one of food cut or broken off a larger piece.

I don't want a hunka, hunka burning anything...just saying.

Monday, May 9, 2011


5.9.11 - Perplexed. Filled with confusion or bewilderment; puzzled.

Hearing my daughter yelling at the TV perplexed me...finding out that she was watching WWE Monday Night Raw perplexed me even further! Her step-brother is a fan and now, apparently, so is she. Odd. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011


5.8.11 - Mother. A female person who is pregnant with or gives birth to a child.

That is the literal definition of a mother, but we all know that is just the start of being a mother. Add counseling, doctoring, judge and jury, teacher and friend to the list. Without my mother, I would be lost. She teaches me every day how to be a better mom to my dear BG. So thank you Ma for giving birth to me! 

Saturday, May 7, 2011


5.7.11 - Graduation. The ceremony at which degrees are conferred.

Today was graduation day at Le Cordon Bleu! Congrats to the grads and especially to my favorite pastry chefs who all received their Bachelors degrees today: Chef Ransom, Chef Starkey and Chef Cipriano!! YAY!

Friday, May 6, 2011


5.6.11 - Adjust. To change so as to match or fit.

BG and I are adjusting to the new place. She has a goose egg on her noggin - she miscalculated where the door was! It will get better.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


5.5.11 - Blank. Devoid of writing, images, or marks

My mind is blank...I think it was so full of things to do and thoughts, that now I have nothing. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


5.4.11 - Puberty. The stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes physiologically capable of sexual reproduction.

Tonight BG and I learned all about puberty along with some other moms and daughters at the annual tea sponsored by the school nurse. After BG looked over the list of puberty indicators - she proclaimed, "I am SO in puberty". Cracked me up!