Item One: I got my first calligraphy contract on Friday. I've done calligraphy for my family (wedding invitations, etc) and friends, and was encouraged to start doing it for payment so I created a website. I received a phone call from a wedding planner in Houston who would like to use my services. I'm really excited, because this could open up more business for me in the future if she and the bride are happy with my work!
Item Two: Eleven years ago this weekend, I was at the Strawberry Festival in Louisiana with my cousin (and maid of honor) Courtney. It was the weekend before my wedding, and my mom couldn't believe that I left Houston (and last minute planning) to go home and play! Looking back, she was right, but I had such a good time with Courtney. Every year about this time, I think about that weekend and all the happy memories that go with it.
Item Three: I miss Trevor, but I have hope that he will be able to come home a week early from his trip to China. He told me it was a possibility, and I'm praying that things go well so he can come home to us. I'm obviously not telling the kids, but it would be such a nice surprise.
Item Four: I think I might have to put a hot poker in my eye if I see or hear Alvin and the Chipmunks one more time! I rented it for the kids the other day, and it has played nonstop since then. What is it with kids and the need to watch a new movie 48 times in a row?? I'm not a big fan of the chipmunks to begin with...even as a child I found them to be highly annoying, and don't even get me started on the singing.
Item Five: I haven't cooked a proper meal since Trevor left. We have lived off of pizza, chicken nuggets and Mexican food. And let's not forget these and these. Don't worry, the kids are getting their exercise at the McDonalds playland. Unfortunately, my metabolism isn't that of a hummingbird like my children, and I think I've gained about 14 pounds in the last week.
So, there are my random items for the week. And just in case you thought I was lying about the exercise, here are shots of the kids at the park and playing on the Slip n Slide in the backyard.