Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I like to move it, move it

Yesterday, the girls and I went to Target for some shopping. It was just a typical shopping adventure except, SG started to sing. She will remember the catchy phrases of a song and just sing it repeatedly.

We watched the movie Madagascar recently. She absolutely loved the song that goes, "I like to move it, move it. I like to groove it, groove it." The only problem is that she leaves out some of the words.

Now, to continue my Target story. We were shopping along and we were singing the song together. Then she was singing on her own. We were going down an aisle with several people and baskets. The women were looking at me with looks of awe and offense. At first I really had no idea why.

Then it clicked. SG wasn't singing the whole phrase from the song, just bits and pieces. She was just singing "move it, move it" repeatedly. This is why I was getting the one eyed stares. If the people only knew she was only singing a harmless little song. They probably thought she was being rude and asking them to , well move. Oh well, I am sure I won't see any of those people again.

"I like to move it, move it. I like to groove it, groove it."

Saturday, August 18, 2007

How well traveled are you?

Your Travel Profile:

You Are Extremely Well Traveled in the Southern United States (85%)
You Are Very Well Traveled in the Midwestern United States (75%)
You Are Well Traveled in the Northeastern United States (57%)
You Are Well Traveled in the Western United States (53%)
You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Canada (40%)
You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Southern Europe (40%)
You Are Somewhat Well Traveled in Africa (25%)
You Are Mostly Untraveled in Latin America (13%)
You Are Mostly Untraveled in Western Europe (7%)
You Are Untraveled in Asia (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Australia (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Eastern Europe (0%)
You Are Untraveled in New Zealand (0%)
You Are Untraveled in Scandinavia (0%)
You Are Untraveled in the Middle East (0%)
You Are Untraveled in the United Kingdom (0%)

Are You a Child of the 80s?

You Are 88% A Child of the 80s

There's hardly a moment of the 80s that you missed out on.
Was there ever a better decade? As if!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today, I celebrate my 37th birthday. Yes, I am very proud of that. Some people shy away from their age, birthdays, and just aging in general. Not me! I love birthdays. It is the most important day of my life. If it weren't for this day so many years ago, I would not be here.

I think I am aging well. At this point in life, I only have about 5 gray hairs. Lucky me that I don't have to die my hair. For the most part, I am healthy. I have two young children that keep me very active. I exercise several times per week and eat healthy. I think I look younger than I am (then again I could be fooled).

So many people dread turning 30 , then 40. I remember being in my mid-twenties looking forward to my big 30th birthday. So far, my 30s have been the best years of my life. Can life get any better? Look out 40, just another 3 years!

Yesterday we went to the farm. It is about an hour away from where we live. When I say farm, most people think of some farm with cattle and crops. Not ours. It is tiny with an itty-bitty "cottage" and a horse, Skippy. It is our refuge from the city life.

The big birthday event was at Pontchartrain Vineyards' Jazz 'n the Vines.
The Sentimental Serenaders Big Band performed and we had a picnic along with wine, a battenburg lace tablecloth, and candles. Okay, so it was about 102 degrees, but we hung in there. The cake started to melt, it was so hot. Despite the heat, we had a great time.

My sister was in town from Pennsylvania. She decided to leave earlier than us so she could get a good night sleep for her 17 hour drive back to PA in the morning. As she got about 3 miles down the street, a deer ran out and hit her car. This is one of those unheard of things down here. Now, in PA yes, but in Louisiana, no way. Yes way. She was really panicked. When we spoke to her, we thought a huge deer smashed the whole side of her car, but it was a small doe that only damaged the front bumper. She is sore, but not to the point that she needed to be hospitalized. She was able to get on the road this morning, just a bit later than she planned.

This morning was a glorious morning. It is always nice to wake up in the country! The sun was shining bright and we were on the porch rocking in the rocking chairs. Skippy was hanging out with us thinking he was human instead of a horse. We went to brunch at one of my favorite spots in Mandeville, The Broken Egg.

Once we got back home, I opened my presents. I got a beautiful cake stand, jewelry, Victoria Secret panties and bra, cool measuring cups, and Print Explosion Deluxe 3.0. And one day soon I will be getting a new bicycle. How could one's day get any better?

Here are some pictures of my birthday festivities!

My birthday cake from Zoe's Bakery. I didn't feel like making my birthday cake.

SG kept calling this a picnic party. It was so beautiful at the vineyard.

A doe, a deer! Oops, this is the deer damage.

MM on Skippy.

Friday, August 3, 2007

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