Tuesday, August 9, 2011

in case you were wondering

right now i have a double ear infection. it hurts so bad i want to cry. now i understand why kids have such a hard time when they get an ear infection (and they can't call up the doctor and make an appointment like i did. all they can do is cry and hope we catch on). my antibiotics aren't kicking in fast enough.

last month for about 10 days straight we had HUGE thunderstorms. they were the kind that shook our house and lit up the sky with amazing lightning shows. i looked forward to them every day. i have always loved thunder and lightning storms. when i was in high school i would pop out the screen of my bedroom window and sit on the roof in the rain and watch the lightning (don't judge my obvious stupidity). for my 16th birthday i got a thunderstorm cd from my hometeacher because he knew how much i loved them. some nights i would turn on my thunderstorm cd, light a rain scented candle and lay on my bed in the dark. it almost felt real. maybe a little silly, although it sounds really nice now. so if these storms don't come back (like i keep hoping they will), maybe i'll find that cd and relive my memory from high school!

i think 3 simple things instantly make a house look cleaner (without even picking anything up): making the bed, closing closet doors and shutting drawers.

i used to think making chocolate chip cookies from scratch took a long time. in fact, it's super quick. it probably wasn't the best realization for me to make because now i make them a lot more. as a side note, i always use milk chocolate chips when i bake. i'm not a fan of semi sweet chocolate chips. with that said, i won't turn down cookies made with semi sweet (i will just never make them myself).

i hate how cluttered my kitchen table gets. it seems to be the dumping ground for everything and it drives me crazy, but i can't seem to keep it clean. 

i hate deciding what to make for dinner and don't particularly like looking for new recipes. but i like to try new things and prefer for someone to just send me a recipe they know is good. luckily my friend megan loves to find new recipes (she has some crazy number of recipe blogs on her reader) and she sends her yummy finds on to me. i feel like it is a win win!

the closet door in my bedroom has to be closed before i can go to bed (and it's been that way for as long as i can remember). dave has gotten used to it and will often close it as we're getting ready for bed. and now it has expanded to include my kids' rooms. as we put logan and emma down i make sure their closet doors are closed too!

confession. sometimes i want to make my blog private just so i can get more comments (since you actually have to go to the blog rather than read it on reader). sad but true. but i won't actually do it because i'm personally not a fan of private blogs (but i love a lot of people that have private blogs so i still read them). plus that's a lame reason to go private!

it always seems to be 11:00 pm. i swear one moment i look at the clock and it is 9:30 pm and then suddenly it's 11:00 pm. similarly, when i play super mario brothers i always seem to have only one life left. one moment i have five and in an instant i'm down to one. always just one. 

my hot, hot house makes me question if i really like summer. i do, but i am definitely ready for it to cool down. i'm so ready for fall (this is why i have to live in a place with seasons. eventually i'm always ready for the next one).

i am in desperate need of a vacation. it has been far too long and i am far too antsy for a getaway. wanderlust is in full force.

i have recommitted to flossing my teeth everyday. it could have something to do with the dentist appointment that i have coming up. they actually just moved it up a month, which means i am "cramming" for my dentist appointment like a slacker student does for finals. 

i love the power of music. i love how it speaks to my soul and can take me back to a moment in time and i almost feel like i'm there again.

i've been having a problem with blogger and i really wish i could talk to someone. i don't want to email, i just want to speak with someone and tell them my problem!

i love finding new blogs that inspire me. a couple of months ago i found enjoying the small things and it is my favorite. it is the one that i save to read last because i want to savor it and i don't want it to be "done" for the day. i'm so inspired every time i read it to be better, to enjoy the small things a little more, to live life more fully, to live in the moment more and soak up every second with my family. i'm so inspired by kelle. i love the insights she has about everyday occurrences. plus she posts the most beautiful pictures of her kids. what blogs inspire you? i want to know about them.

that was probably a lot more than you were wondering! ;)


Cole and Mindy Smith said...

In case YOU were wondering...I love you. I loved every single thing about that post. Some things I did know- some I did NOT! Like- WHAT THE...WHAT!!???!! Double ear infection?! What could be worse! Seriously. I hate ear infections. They can all die. Can I do anything for you? Please?

Cole and Mindy Smith said...

And just for good measure...here are TWO comments on your blog. Don't make it private! ;)

Holly said...

I too feel like comments must be made today so you feel loved. Comments are the best. This was a great post of random thoughts. I'm also really struggling with the kitchen table clutter

Jaimie said...

Steph we are weird together. I am on the same page with the closet doors at bedtime but the bedroom doors have to be open. The funny things we do :)

Life with Kaishon said...

You are fascinating Stephanie : ) I laughed and laughed about cramming for the dentist. I really need to be more diligent about flossing : )

LOVE your 3 tips to help a house look better. I agree.

Why are kitchen tables catch-alls? I will never understand.

I hope your ear infections feel better soon.

Anna said...

Steph, I'm so sorry to hear about your ear infections! I hope you are feeling better.

I'm always fighting with my table too. Its clutter always seems to be winning...

Here's to blog comments! Fun post :)