Monday, May 24, 2010

Word for the Day..Bittersweet

Welcome to Marvelous Monday!!!

As the title of this post mentions, the word or theme of this post in bittersweet.

Historically, in Julie Land, bittersweet makes me think of the Good Humor Man and his little white truck. He would come through the neighborhood ringing his bells and stop where there were the most kids. I personally had two favorites. First choice was always the Chocolate Candy Crunch. (A vanilla ice cream bar with a solid massive chocolate center and chocolate chips mixed in the ice cream. This was coated with a chocolate crunch outside). My second choice was the bittersweet chocolate sundae. (A cup of vanilla ice cream with a chocolate layer on top which was of course...bittersweet). So from the age of like 8 to high school, the word bittersweet always triggered in my mind the extra ice cream treat! When reality hit that there was actually an extra meaning other than food, I still could totally relate , because thinking back to the sundae, the chocolate by it self was unpleasant but add the vanilla ice cream and ahhhhh!

There was dance competition this weekend. Jacki is still unable to fully weight bear on her foot and is still on crutches. Joey was great in his dances, best ever, the team rocked overall but it was so sad that my darling daughter had to sit out all her dances..especially her solo. I personally got a little choked up when her usual dances were performed without her. And when I thought I finally got over it all, in the final awards ceremony they were going through the numbers of the dances and you hear "#99..that's a scratch." Well we all know what #99 was! :(

So now I am waiting for the ortho guy to call me back for an appointment and we are trying to work through this to get her ankle stronger!

On that note, wanna see a picture of Jacki's foot?
Fun right!  What a wonderful foot!

Since Jacki is out of commission, I was doing her part of garbage duty today.  At the end on the driveway, I was able to behold the first blooming of my peonies!

We have lived here going on 11 years this year and I had the peonies transplanted 10 years ago.  They were well established plants that I bought from a friend's family.  Finally right now they are beginning to look like what I expect them to.
Though I really did expect them to fill the whole space all the way on the drive way.  I have like 75 plants put in and a bunch do not come up anymore. 

What else is sort of sun is they are all different varieties!  I am going to transplant some to the flower box in front of the house! 

So that is the bittersweet in our house...Julie Land...sadness for dances not performed..happiness for a great competition overall and my blooming peonies! 

I am off to do the mid day running..pick up Jon from school, drop off Joey's lunch, drop off Jacki's lunch and pain meds and pick up our lunch..I hope the hubby is buying!!  :)

Enjoy your day.. all the parts of it!

Friday, May 21, 2010

More Friday Fun!!

Since this is my second post in a really short time, you can tell that I am surfing instead of working. (But I am having a really good time so does that count?)

I am posting to implore you to head over to Tristan's Blog called "Enchanted Revelries." Every post in witty, fun and enjoyable. So today Tristan announced a give a way! Really cool stuff too! There are a bunch of ways to enter. Just click on his "Super Groovy Blog Giveaway" button and you can join in the fun as well. Oh yeah, when you enter, please make sure you mention in the comments that Julie Anne sent you!

Now I really am going back to work!

Life Should Be Fun!!!

Good Evening!!

Hope everyone is having a fab Friday!!!

It is sort of crazy to me all the things that I do not get to when in reality my life should be about getting to ALL of the cool things...I have vowed to live the creative life!

Today I found a real cool swap at All-American Jess. She is hostessing a "Flip Flop Summer Swap." What a great way to meet someone new and send a great gift!
There is still time to sign up! You should give it a try!

So hop on over and check it out!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Terrfic Tuesday!?

Hello to Everyone and good morning!

What an exciting day here in Julie Land!

Yesterday, six days before competition darling Jacki twisted her ankle while carrying out her garbage duties. It is a nasty sprain and the likelihood of her competing this weekend is slim. Poor girl, I had to go out and acquire crutches and everything!

I wanted to share a picture of the kids from Jonathan's fifth birthday this past Saturday. I still cannot quite grasp that he is five. I know that I have mentioned it before, but it is still mind blowing!

So I leave you now with this..

I have lived life in the Highs
I have lived life in the Lows
Somehow, I sort of like it in the middle!

Have a great day!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Something So Exciting!!!

The Mad Hatter has passed through and left us and invitation that is too hard to resist. Saturday June 26th, we will be joining Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for the "Mad Tea Party."

 Ohhh!  It will be so fun! And you are invited to join us too.  Just drop in on June 26 and see what lovely delights we are sharing.  There will also be a blog give-a-way!  Then you must visit all of other guests and their blogs to see what kind of delights there are to be had!  More details are to follow...I better get hoppin' and get ready for my guests!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Another Sunday

Welcome to another Sunday!

Today we are living on the aftermath of my youngest Jonathan's 5th birthday. I cannot believe that five years has passed! I am sort of sad to see all the time has gone, but what an interesting individual he is becoming!

I hope that you like the new look to the blog..I have kind of spruced it up a bit. This is something I have been meaning to do for a while now and of course just the simple changes were very frustrating!!! GRRRRR!!!

The day is sunny here, though a little cool, but the day looks quite promising! Enjoy your day!