I used to play basketball (that's me in the middle with the shorts hiked up way too high #24). (What on earth is my left arm doing?) Yes, my high school was called "Friends." Sounds tough, right? A wonderful Quaker school, but a wimpy-sounding-name nonetheless.
Anyway, the operative word is "used" to play. So when I got an email at work asking for volunteers to play in the faculty vs eighth grade game, I thought, "Why not?"
8th graders are scrappy. And fast. Me? Not so much.
My coworker Erin played too (she fell twice, which to me meant she was far more hardcore than me). We got back to our office around 4:00 and at about 4:08 I got an email from her saying something like, "I think I have been asleep at my desk for the last eight minutes of my life."
Oh! But I scored! (once)
I got my basketball genes from my Mom:
(Second row, third from the left, in her basketball skirt).
Added a new album to the side of the blog called pages. Here is one of my favorites from this month's Garden about my cousin Ryan:
Journaling reads: “I remember your mom being pregnant with you. I remember that devil costume. I remember your mom lathering you up with SPF 950 on Bethany Beach. I remember riding down that hill with you on your big wheel and me on my bike. How can it be that you are turning 21? Time flies, too fast.” Copyright Two Peas in a Bucket
This is a lift of Jill (fevvers at 2peas). Her work is really stunning.
...off again today...I could get used to three day work weeks. Ken is off today too...So we had a little play time in the backyard, after we got about another three inches of snow overnight. Charmer says, "Fresh powder!"
Anyone watch Westminster? We always cheer for the golden, who never wins. But this year his name was "Rotten." That made us laugh out loud. What a great name.
Woke up this morning to an unexpected snow day...I'm not sure there's a better feeling on a cold February day. :)
Wanted to share this picture of Charmer. When mom was visiting last week we set off the fire alarm while cooking dinner (it's too close to the kitchen, a whole other issue)...this pisses charmer off to no end. That high pitch just gets to her. So I sent her outside, and this is where she SAT...POUTING...Just staring (glaring) at the house...for an hour. Literally. Would not budge. I finally had to make a little turkey cold cut trail back into the house to get her in.
My coworker Darren and his fiance Julie are in the finals to win a "Dream Wedding" from the Baltimore ABC affiliate.
Darren is a lower school teacher and the kids love him. He moved here from Great Britain to be with his fiance...(I've noticed in my short time at this job that he seems to be the narrator for everything at school...could it be the accent?)
...From CHA. It was a whirlwind. Don't know if it had to do with the time change or what, but I felt like my head was spinning by the time I arrived home on Wednesday (or, that could have been from the red eye flight that was full of about 60 marines that had no interest in sleeping).
The Fontwerks booth was "sponsored" by IKEA...Thanks to the brand new, 20x20 big beauty getting stuck in customs. What's a trade show without something FUN like a booth stuck in customs? :) (Oh, and this photo was shamelessly stolen from Melissa's blog).
Met so many sweet, genuine folks. (I'll give a shout out to the gals who said they read this thing, even if I don't post for a bagillion days!) Also met Darcy Miller, of Martha Stewart fame. Well, I don't know if "met" is the appropriate word. More like "accosted."
...Anyway, it's been almost a year since the hall of fame announcement...And I have to say that the whole prize package was great, but probably the best thing I've gotten from it is my friendship with this girl...
Elizabeth is one of the most talented scrapbookers I know. She makes pages that you want to look at over and over again. But it's not just that, she's a sweetheart of a person and seriously one of the best writers. Her children will adore her stories when they get older, I'm just sure of it. (#3 is on the way!) In the small world that it is, Elizabeth and I quickly realized after we "met" online that our husbands had probably at one point during their military careers flown on the same plane together. Weird, eh? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for their Washington D.C. orders to come through SOON!
...So that's it. Home. Home sweet home. I like going away, but I love being here. Super Bowl party tonight, and mom comes for a week-long visit starting tomorrow. Any suggestions on good girly movies?