John and I leave for Seattle bright and early tomorrow. I have SO much to do and I'm feeling very scattered this week (as evidenced by this post).
I'm NOT at all excited about our weather this week. It's not feeling very spring-y, and I just heard a forecast for snow. A LOT of snow. (It won't affect me this week but it might present a problem getting home from my trip!)
Gretchen asked me how I was able to use circles and rectangles to edit my photos in this post. The answer is Picnik. Kelly blogged about it last year and I've been a fan ever since. It's an online photo editing site. Very easy to use, very fun, and very FREE! Check it out.
(I just uploaded this photo, added the text, changed it to sepia, and fixed the red eye/pet eye in less than five minutes...online!)
I just found this new coffee creamer that I love more than all the others I've tried (thanks, Dana). SO good. Makes me want to make a pot of coffee every afternoon. I usually need it to get me through the afternoon...for some reason I get so tired around 2:30pm every day.
We disconnected our home phone last week and we're completely cellular now. If you call me regularly, you might want to try my cell from now on. I still haven't sent a mass email letting people know. My house was so quiet last week that I'm debating whether to give my cell number to anyone other than close friends. Hmmmmm...
I'm still not completely used to not having a home phone though. I keep checking messages when I walk in the door, and I was out running errands on Saturday and called John to ask him a question. Out of habit, I dialed my home phone. DUH! Some habits are hard to break.
I've been letting my hair go curly lately. Sunday was the first time in a week that I used my flat iron. I still prefer it straight, but it's been nice to have options. And fun to get compliments on my curls/waves. One of the girls in our Brownie troop didn't even recognize me (or so she says) because my hair was different. That made me laugh.
I've been drooling over my friend Shannan's gorgeous handwriting lately. Ya'll...she is seriously talented. I treasure all the recipe cards she's written out for me over the years, and her Christmas card is one I look forward to receiving the most! I always keep the envelope visible so I can study her writing, but there is only one Shannan. She's amazing.
So jealous that two of my blogging friends get to meet in real life this week. I went to college with CarpoolQueen and Kellie and I "met" through our blogs. I was feeling all bummed about missing out on their fun until I remembered that I'm going to meet Gretchen this week. I am so jazzed! I'm also going to be the first one in my family to meet my new baby cousin!
My kids have been sleeping together for the last five nights. It's so sweet. They lay their sleeping bags in a row in the girls' bedroom floor and talk and giggle before falling asleep. It is music to this mama's ears. I love it so much when they enjoy each other.
I have a few posts scheduled while I'm gone. Nothing heavy...just some fun, happy stuff. Hope you have a fun week too!