The title are some phrases that are not my favorite. Hmm, maybe I could make a list of phrases or sayings that "irk" me...can we say, "home again, home again, jiggity jig!" Ahh, Mom! That's like nails on the chalkboard for me. Anyway...
I'm not going to talk about the bad things today, so here are some good things: I talked with Matt this morning, and it was soo good!!! It's been over a week since we've talked. That's the best news.
The past couple days:
Our wedding photo book arrived! It turned out nicely and so far I've only seen 1 minor typo/error (yes, that's a good thing to me...I can be somewhat of a perfectionist). I think it was a great deal. We never ordered an official wedding album, so this is sort of it for us. Now, I'd like to put a few more pictures around the apartment. We mostly have family pictures, which is fine, but we need more of us around.
Our fed tax refund also arrived, yay, but I couldn't deposit it...so, I'm not going to write about that.
I'm taking a break from the crib cover and making some toys/time occupiers (is that a word?) for Matt. I'm making him and the guys some hacky sacks. They don't take as long as I thought they would, and I have a ton of material, so I'm gonna keep sending them. It's ok if they beat them to a pulp. Duct tape is one of Matt's favorite things! Some day, it would be fun to have a sewing machine. I sew everything by hand mostly because I don't have a sewing machine and because I don't have sewing machine experience. I'm afraid to use my Mom's and break it. I'd rather break my own...does that make sense? Someday...
I went to Ollies and one of those huge Barnes and Noble stores yesterday. That was really fun. I'd never been to either (just the regular Barnes and Noble). I bought some birthday board books (umm, I bought beautiful birthday books for a bouncing baby boy...how's that Hannah? She likes that game...a lot!) for Nathanael's 1st birthday. I can't believe how big all these nieces and nephews are getting. Hannah is turning 7 this summer...whoa. Anyway, I got those books at Ollies, and that was a fun time. I am now a proud shopper of Ollies with, basically, a shopper's club card. haha. And so, I went to Barnes in Noble, the one I usually go to. I had a coupon for 40% of cds, and I wanted to get Matt one for his birthday...so I was off. I walked around the whole store like I was crazy. Where in the world did their whole cd collection go? I thought, a lot of other people must have really beaten me to it, I couldn't find one cd. Finally, I asked a store worker, and he said I had to go to Pittsford or Webster. I was completely confused. I had never been to the other stores, I know I've seen a cd section, right over there. I wasn't confusing it with another book store. What is going on? Finally, I realized, I was confusing my hometown Barnes and Noble with the one out in San Diego...how weird is that? I totally remembered that one "more," and I've been to Barnes and Noble back here at least 3 times since being out in California. WEIRD! It definitely made me laugh though. Boy, do I feel like I'm in a time and place warp. Where exactly is my home these days? Anyway...I went to a super? (like a super walmart?) Barnes and Noble. It was like a field trip. That store was huge! I had so much fun. I previewed the cd's at their listening stations and came home with 1 cd for Matt (unfortunately, their Christian selection was not very big) and 2 cd's for us at home...well, I guess probably mostly me, but Matt likes them too...I think. Yes, I thought, when else am I going to have 40% off as many cd's as I can buy (they are a bit more expensive than some other stores but the discount was still cheaper than regular prices elsewhere...elsewhere...another word that drives me nuts...haha), so I purchased the Little Women and Pride and Prejudice soundtracks! I could listen to that music all day long (Yup, I'm listening now). Hey, Matt, maybe I would learn to do some "fun" dances...but only for at home! If you know me, you know, I don't dance (to Matt's displeasure) and there are reasons for it...but that's another story. I'm not much of a classical girl, but some forms, such as these pieces, are just beautiful. I really think geniouses composed them. Maybe playing the violin from 4th grade to 12th grade has something to do with my love for "old" classical music (right Laura?)...but maybe not. We rarely played songs that I enjoyed or thought absolutely beatiful. Maybe that's why I rarely practiced. I think they go hand-in-hand. Maybe our children will be really smart from listening to this music (hmm, good study music)...or maybe they'll go stir crazy. I think we'll have a balance though because Matt likes the harder stuff, I like the country-er stuff, and we both like acoustical and inbetween stuff.
Umm, I guess that's it for now. I'm thinking of sharing some secrets in the next post. Ok, you may already know some of the "secrets", but I'll try to think of things...special tidbits...to share.
*Thank you so much for this morning Matt! I love you!