Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bad Mom, Bad Blogger, Bad, Bad, Bad..

Usually October is one of my most favorite months. This year it just flew by!! I spent most of it sick. Nothing tragic...just one of those annoying colds that goes away and comes back two days later. I'm feeling better now though. I can tell by my daughters behavior that she's coming down with something too. Arghhhh!! Well enough whining. It's been a busy month. My daughter had her first official swim meet and this may not be be politically mom correct but Im here to tell you, she kicked ass!! So proud of her. Her first meet and she came home with two second place ribbons and a first place. Woot Woot!! She did a 25 yard backstroke in 23.?? seconds. Her coach was really excited and almost fell in the pool, I guess this is a great time for a 7 year old. Swimming is all new to us. Neither hubby or I were ever on a team. We didn't even have a clue that meets took like 5 hrs. Whew, at least they are not every week.

Halloween came and went without a picture. Yeah that's right. Can you believe I took no pictures of Halloween!! That was the worse week of my cold and I never put my battery in the charger. What a horrible mother I am. Even worse, I know I will eventually make her put her costume back on and pretend it's Halloween. We did at least have a great time. Every year we have family and friends over. I make a big pot of chili and hot mulled cider (OK, I'll come clean this yr we had root beer, I was not mulling any cider!) my friend Karen made pumpkin cake, yummy...I'm hoping some of her pictures came out.

November 5th marked my fifth year of being smoke free!! Woot Woot. I've never felt worse in my life. In the last 5 years I've had my thyroid removed, you know because being smoke free didn't make me fat enough!! I was hospitalized for food poisoning. Yes I blame this on no smoking. I wouldn't have eaten so much if I still smoked. Oh and don't forget the gall bladder, had to have that yanked too. Eeek!! All kidding aside though, it was a really momentous occasion for me. I never thought I would be able to quit. My daughter and I celebrated at Red Lobster and she sang Happy Anniversary no cigarette day 9 I don't know where she come up with this stuff) to me. It was really funny though. Hubby had to work late and couldn't make. I missed him at first but it was nice to go to dinner just her and I. I'm going to make a point to do that more often.

Yesterday I went to a crop at my LSS and I finally made my project for InkaDink. It's a Thanksgiving mini album that I made for my Mom. I thought she could have all her guests write a little something in it. It will hold some wallet size photo's too.

I was also tagged by my fellow InkaDink DT friend Helen, . I've never been tagged before, so thanks Helen. I'm gonna work on that today. Ok, here goes.

The Rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

Here are six random things about me:
1) I love the internet.
2) I spend way too much money on scrapbooking.
3) I love to read.
4) I become terribly shy at times.
5) My favorite appetizer is spinach dip in a bread bowl.
6) I drive a Honda.

The six people I am tagging are:
Telah, Jenn S., Greta, Pinky, Jen D. and Marcee. I chose these cool chicks because they all have great talent and spirit!


~Telah said...

Great post Marie! Congrats to your daughter on her successful swim meet. Congrats to you for 5 years smoke free. And thanks for the tag! I'll work on it this week!

happydays525 said...

Super congrats on all accounts, and I looooooooooooove that mini that you made so much! =)

Ward said...

Love the mini album Marie! Congrats on everything that's been going on!