Tuesday, August 10, 2010


No fears my internet peeps...I have not abandoned the project, I have not reinjured myself, I am not sick....just CRAZY BUSY!!!!

Fear not, I HAVE been taking pic (and some wild ones at that!) and will hopefully be able to upload tomorrow, or maybe even tonight if I can kick the boys out of the house encourage my dear sons to go do something that doesn't involve driving me insane (it's a short trip!).

Friday, August 6, 2010

217 - WHAT?!?

I ran errands yesterday and today. I hate to run errands. I hate to shop. This was a text I sent Mr. Incredible...

Shopping is no fun
It makes me want to throw up
I might need a drink

BUT - Somethings just seem to make it all worthwhile like

1. The look on Mr. I's face when he realized that by bargin shopping, I was able to afford these for him:

2. The look on #1's face when he realized I had found the "perfect" outfit for him to wear to a party tonight on a clearance rack

3. More than anything else....THIS -
There is so much here for me to love. The floaties in case they drive into a pond. The car seat because OBVIOUSLY safety is the #1 concern here. The license plate - this actually passed inspection! Yes, Somethings just make my entire day worth it.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

216 - Mount St. Laundry

WARNING - Unedited gibberish ahead!

Yesterday I attempted to climb Mount St. Laundry. The task was large, the obstacles harsh, and my attitude dismal. I did not reach the summit yesterday, but with renewed determination and fortitude faced the challenge and foraged ahead today. I am happy to report that as of RIGHT NOW there are no dirty clothes, towels, sheets or blankets in my house. HOWEVER, give it a few hours and the beast will rise again.

So as I was sorting the laundry yesterday, I decided to go the extra mile and sort it right. You see, normally I just sort into whites, color, towels. BUT yesterday, I was feeling especially domestic and sorted into whites, darks, brights, reds, towels, blankets/sheets. I even made a pile for brown/tan. I took the following picture to prove I AM able to do this the right way.
Afterwards, when I downloaded the pic, I had a sudden moment of nostalgia. I had a friend not many years ago that was LAUNDRY QUEEN. My slovenly ways used to drive her crazy. Bless her heart, she would try to teach me, but I would have nothing to do with properly sorted clothes, stain removers and the super-special sanitary cycle on my washer. Bright white socks were her pleasure. Clean unspotted jeans her bliss. So when I looked at the pics from yesterday, I missed her. I missed her from the bottom of my heart. I really don’t know what happened to us, I guess we more or less grew apart. If there is one thing I am better at than avoiding conflict, it is avoiding uncomfortable situations. You see it just became easier to avoid interacting with her than to try to figure out what really happened. Yes, I AM the world’s worst friend. Sure, I have my excuses…I don’t have time, the boys schedule make it impossible, our kids are at different stages in life and therefore so are we…but when it comes right down to it, they are just excuses.

So why am I posting this here? To be honest, I am not sure. I debated last night whether I should. But when it comes right down to it, the whole reason I started this 365 Project was to record a year of my life honestly, and well , sometimes honesty just isn’t pretty.

So there you go…

AAANNNDDD Nicole – here is “The Rest of the Picture” LOL!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

215 - End of the Day

I survived the game - it was hot, I got swarmed by mosquitos, they didn't win, and it was hot.

Here is the pic for today...yes, it is Cooper yet again, but seriously, when you are this cute, how can it be helped?

More on where he is laying tomorrow...I am still deciding on what I want to post about Mount St. Laundry tomorrow.


This is not the pic of the day...it is just a bonus because I have something I want to say...

1. It's hot....like really, seriously hot. I think I am ready to break down and complain about the heat. You know my friend Lisa from Alaska? I was totally ready to join her today. NOW keep in mind I will take being hot over being cold ANY.DAY. but, well, today I am officially complaining.

2. Lisa - I love you, and I know you read Rants from Mommyland, so I know you will understand when I tell you to, "Suck it Fancy!"

3. Tonight #1's team is playing for first place. I cannot even tell you how much I do not want to go sit in the heat and watch.....that's just bad parenting!

4. This pic was taken while driving around town...not sitting in the parking lot. (The driver did not take the pic, the passenger did!)

Which brings me back to #1 - It's just plain hot!

OH I just thought of two more things...

5. If I hear one more person say "Really, it's not the heat, it's the humidity." I am going to hand them a printed copy of this picture and say..."SERIOUSLY, i THINK it MIGHT be the HEAT!"

6. Normaly I would be praising Mr. Incredible for be so adept at maintaining/fixing/magically keeping our poor ol A/C running, but today I think I will give myself a pat on the back for having the brains and foresight to marry a mechanical genius.

and now off to swelter at a baseball game....WOOHOO!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

214 - I Got My Sticker

How about you? Did you exercise your right?

I REALLY try to avoid politics here on my little piece of the web, I think there are plenty of other places to go with more informed opinions and information than I could dream of getting into.

HOWEVER...I do not consider what I am about to say political. I really don’t care about who or what you voted for. So we don’t see eye to eye politically, that’s okay….really. I DO care that every American citizen who is eligible to vote understands that it is important to do so. It is not just a right, it is a privilege. It is not just a privilege, it is your duty. Men and women have put their lives on the line, given up valuable family time, given freely of their finances so that you could spend 5 min in a booth letting your voice be heard.

I will get off my soap box now. If I have offended you, I apologize, but hopefully I have given you something to think about come November.

Monday, August 2, 2010

213 - Focus

What has captured our dear Lucy-Fur's attention?









TOTALLY cute - but irritating for the reasons listed above
see that lead on our poor Lucy-Fur?
If it were not attatched to her collar, I would be spending the next two hours giving my neighborhood a show of an overweight middleaged woman chasing an eight pound dog, yelling not nice words and threatening to call Animal Control on her.
(NOT that I have done that before or anything!)