Monday, March 7, 2011

miscellany monday

 Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

 1.  Feeling better...mostly.  Thank you all for your well wishes.  I did go to the doctor and she said it's a sinus infection, but it feels like more than just that.  I have been down & out for over a week.  My throat felt so bad that I did even have a Coca Cola for an entire week!  Mucinex and ibuprofen have been my friend...along with tons of water.

I am glad to be feeling more like myself :)

 2.  Friends who go above and beyond...are priceless.  Here's some back story.  Caleb loves loves Thomas.  He's much more into playing with the trains than he is watching the movies, but more recently he's discovered Thomas games on the computer.  During one of his times at the computer he somehow discovered that there's a Thomas Wii and DS game...who knew?  It took a while for Rondell and I to understand what he had discovered, but once we did we were on a mission to find the games.  We discovered that they are both only sold in the UK...bummer...or not...

In comes my friend Stephanie.  I met Stephanie though my friend Lyndsey (they've know each other since pre-school).  She and her family live in England and would soon be traveling to the States (to have their second baby!).  Lyndsey emailed Stephanie to see if she'd be willing to order the game for us...and she said yes!  We found out that the Wii game is not compatible to the Wii here in the US but the DS game is so she ordered that one :)

Let me tell you that Mr. Caleb is in his happy place and has not put the game down very often.  Thanks Stephanie!

In addition to my friend blog friend Kelly is another friend who went above and beyond.  I recently discovered a box in my porch (don't you just love that...unexpected packages) and I opened it to find a beautiful note and this gorgeous tile...
I recently saw this on her blog and fell in love...with both the tile and the verse.  It was SO thoughtful (I love thoughtful) for her to send it to me and it is something I will cherish for a long time.  Thank you Kelly :)

3.  Level sister.  My sister Toshianna was just moved up to Level 9 in gymnastics (after that it's Level 10 and then Elite on the road to the Olympics!).  She had her first competition at Level 9 this past weekend at the Arnold Classic and did wonderful.  She made it to the finals on bar and her Team won #1 overall.  I am SO proud of her :)

 4.  Powerful words...I saw this quote on Facebook and just had to share because it really resonated with me...Worry looks around, sorry looks back; faith looks up.

5.  Cookies...R Us.  That's what you should call us.  On Saturday we picked up our 423 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.  I wondered how we were going to store them all until we could deliver them, but they fit nicely in the corner of our dining area.  Here's my Scout in the midst of all of our hard work...

Rondell took the bin that she's standing in to work today filled with cookies.

I love how the boxes had cute little messages on them...
Thin Mints were by far the top seller.

Happy Monday :)


Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I'm glad you're feeling a bit better, but I think you should take the opportunity to continue cutting back on the soda and drinking more water. (Did I ever tell you that's how I quit smoking 100 years ago...? I got really sick and just took advantage of the situation to kick my habit.)

So glad Caleb (and you) were treated to a couple of surprises from friends. :)

Joanna said...

Glad your feeling better! Sinus infections are horrible. They always get me down, worse than a cold.

Glad Caleb got his game! Kelsie loves watching Thomas. However, I wished it would come on tv more often than it does.

Wow...that's a lot of cookies! Go Jamison!! If we lived closer I would have bought some Thin Mints from her. They are my favorite

That is a beautiful tile! And that is a wonderful verse. I have never heard that one before.

Yay for your sister! Gymnastics is hard stuff.

jennykate77 said...

The little sayings on the boxes are CUTE!! I just wish those Thin Mints made you thin when you ate them...because I would be SO thin. I've eaten like 3 boxes.

Jamison is adorable!!

I'm glad you're feeling better!!

YAY for sweet thoughtful friends!

Becca said...

I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better!
And no coke for a week?? Good for you!

Great job J on the cookies!! So PROUD of you!!!


Kelli @ RTSM said...

Man I really wants some Girl Scout Cookies! I haven't had a single one all year...I totally should have ordered some from you and got you to mail to me! I'm glad you are feeling better. Yay for fun gifts...that tile is really cute!

Rach said...

I am SO happy you are feeling better. What a relief!

OMGoodness! What amazing friends to have! Caleb is in raptures, I'm sure, and that tile is just precious. :o)

Your sister is gorgeous and so accomplished. Wow! I'll be watching for her come 2012!

And, oh my. That is quite the cookie haul. Go Jamison! Way to rock those cookie sales! :o)

Angie said...

I love gs cookies. Layla was so excited to buy some outside Walmart the other day. She was super giddy!

I'm sorry about your sinuses. We are all allergied up here. Spring is coming and we are thankful, but sneezing!

Carrie said...

I am so glad you're getting better...we are sickies over at our house right now, me Alex and Elizabeth. My throat burns right now too, but nit bad enough to give up my diet coke! ;-)

Awesome job to both your sister and to Jamison! What awesome accomplishments! And how fun that Caleb has the game of his dreams! So funny how he discovered it! Maybe he will start the move to get them here in the states! Ha!

Love the tile you received and the verse! What a rewarding surprise!

Hope you continue to get well and have a great week! Take care! ;-)