Friday, July 2, 2010

Fill-in-the-Blank Friday!

 It's time for filling in blanks again, but first, a quick update, bullet-style!

  • My house is cleaner than it has been in a while. Or, tidier at least. I got in one of those MOODS yesterday, you know the kind, where you want to purge everything unnecessary from your life and make things neat and organized again. Well, I did that with our wine cart (which has become a catch all for STUFF), our downstairs storage closet, the sink under the downstairs bathroom, and my kitchen cabinet with our pretty serving platters. And I did a gazillion loads of laundry, and cleaned the bathrooms and our bedroom. And the kitchen. Go me.
  • I am not ready for Mark to be gone for 11 days. 
  • But I am SO EXCITED about Kelly coming to visit!!
  • I got out Mark's old film SLR yesterday, and played with the manual focus mode a bit. My sister only shoots film, and I'm kind of inspired by that. Film really IS prettier, I've noticed. Once I get good, I might buy a cheap older SLR model, where you can adjust the shutter speed and stuff. (You can't on Mark's.)
  • I still need to see Toy Story 3. According to Kelly's boyfriend, need is a severe understatement.
And now, onto the blankety-blanks! As always, if you want to play along, go visit Lauren at the little things we do !
Fill-in-the-Blank Friday!
1.  This weekend for The 4th of July I'll be        at work. and husbandless. and familyless. what a way to spend a holiday weekend...   .

2.  Fireworks are       loud. But the really pretty ones are fun. I like the Disney fireworks the best! .

3.  Nothing says summer like       strawberry lemonade, (actually, let's be honest, strawberry EVERYTHING), sundresses, tomatoes, green (everything's green in the summer! Grass, trees, leaves ... I love it!) and flip flops. I love summer.  .

4.  My favorite summer memory is        There are so many! Going to the lake with Mark's family every year... Centrifuge and World Changers trips way back when with my high school youth group... But honestly, my favorite SUMMER was the summer before Mark and I got engaged. I was living with Elissa (who was sick, but wonderful), and Mark and I got to go to New York together, and I was nannying some amazing kids... it was perfect .

5.  My favorite thing about sumer is    all the amazing food - fresh fruit and veggies, all the time - eating outside on the patio, the SUN. Oh, how I love the sun, vacationing, and the giddy, fill-your-heart-up happy feeling that just fills my chest up on warm (or even hot) sunny days  .

6.  Summer in a word is       bliss  .

7.  If I could choose to have summer or winter year round I'd pick        SUMMER!! I do not like winter. At all. I love spring, I love summer, and I love fall in a different, sort of nostalgic way ... but winter makes me grumpy. I don't do cold very well. I'd rather have 80-90 degree weather than 30-40 any day of the week.    .


  1. love these fill-in-the-blanks!!

    i will be at work too. all weekend. even on sunday. even on MONDAY actually. so i'll think of you :)

    enjoy your sister time! mark will be back before you know it :)

    ps: i love film. and strawberry lemonade :)

  2. I'll be working and sleeping all weekend, too... so I understand. Yay for your for cleaning! I love when that mood strikes, too. Except for me it's not all that often. :(

  3. YAY for summer!!!
    Hope you have a great time with your sister!!
    I'm proud of you: you did so many things yesterday!! I wish I was so productive!

  4. That sucks that you have to work:( I hope your husband has a safe trip!

    I love strawberries too! Sadly, I did not get to make any jam this year, the strawberry season here in MI only lasted 2 weeks! I was too late to get any:(