Tuesday, June 23, 2009


(and no, i am not talking about you-know-who, this time).

it's time for a little break. time for a little space so that i might fall back in love with this little blog of mine. time for summer fun, and an honest approach to the big 4-0.

i'll be back. heck, i'll be lurking around even. but i need to stop feeling guilty every time i don't feel like i have something "blogworthy" to post.

will you still love me?

have a fantastic summer!


Friday, June 19, 2009

photoless phriday - the good, the bad, the ugly edition

the good:
school is out! camp is on! it's hot as hell here on the NC coast, and we spend our time running from air conditioned house to car to work to car to grocery store. thank GOODness for equal billing from our power company - i can run my A/C to my heart's content.

the bad:
we seem to be consistently understaffed at the hotel, specifically in the housekeeping department. is it me, or have we raised an entire generation of young people who aren't willing to work hard?!? i've conducted 15(!) interviews in the past two days, and only felt that i could offer positions to 4 people!! how BAD is this - one guy was waiting to interview with me this morning, wearing board shorts and a backwards baseball cap!!!! (i couldn't even talk to him; i made my assistant see him. i feel certain i would have launched into a lecture on appropriate behavior in the workplace and interviewing techniques.) (wait... maybe i should have, because OBVIOUSLY he's NEVER heard it before!!)

the ugly:
i started my day with an email offering me a discount for my new AARP membership... (there are no words. seriously, no words.)


(i'm thinking about posting an spt sometime. how about you??)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

summer reading

there really is nothing quite as cool a a brand new library card, is there?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

summer's here!

how can you not visit cristin's blog and feel totally inspired to make some "summer fun?"

(good-bye, second grade! hello, summer!)


finding my way back... to dinner time!

we managed to eat *at the table* four nights last week!! i'm lovin' it.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

no one is safe

do you know what this is?

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yup. it's a "big bus."

and, yes, it schleps around those people and their children.

schleps them around to southport, even!

bus driver, jerry, is a very nice man. he's been patiently waiting around the hampton inn while they wrap up their vacation on Bald Head Island, where they have only *minimally* impacted the lives of everyone else around them (did you catch the sarcasm?)(they're leaving tonight, so i'm allowed to tell you where they were, right??)(and i can tell you that he wasn't there, right??)

matty (who works on Bald Head Island), can't wait for them to go home. he's secretly hoping that the next vacationing family will be the Duggars, because he just knows they will whip up a big old Duggar Cake just for him!!

Monday, June 01, 2009


yesterday's post about did me in! (i still can't quite believe that i posted a photo of my underwear drawer.) but it brought about some thoughtful comments, and a bit of inspiration.

so, let's see if i can get myself back in an spt groove. it's late to post a challenge for tomorrow... so you'll be excited to know that all you have to do for tuesday this week is "think" about spt.

couldn't be more simple, right?

(no, we are not attempting a cosmic group consciousness spt here, folks. we have five weeks to play with in june, so this week will give you planners out there a chance to, well, "plan.")

your challenge for june is to find your way back. no matter what's been keeping you from blogging, each week you are going to find one small hurdle to overcome. one item to cross off of your to-do list. one pile to declutter. one meal to prepare. one (or ten) pounds to lose.

one thing each week that will bring you to your blog. too vague? don't worry. i have parameters!!

tuesday, june 9 meal-planning/preparations or other organized family time
tuesday, june 16 bringing the indoors outdoors for summer
tuesday, june 23 tackle a very unpleasant cleaning task
tuesday, june 30 i feel better already!

think about the four challenges all you want. come by tomorrow and link up - tell us what you're going to accomplish in june. i can speak from experience: you're going to feel a heckuva lot more accountable if you throw it out there into the blogosphere! i was a bit amazed at what i accomplished after a little soul-bearing blogging yesterday!

put on your thinking caps, charge up those camera batteries, and i'll see you in the "unmentionables" section at Macy's!!