Thursday, January 31, 2013


I've been trying to find time to actually write a "January-bring it 2013" post where I am both reflective and optimistic, but its the last day of January and I have yet to find the time.

I'm hopeful February will be the month for that post, but until then...

we went out to Emeril's new restaurant, E2 for the Queens City Feast
delicious. you should try it. 

my life has been utterly consumed by this freelance project
no matter how time consuming...I have enjoyed every minute of it

now for a little story.
one day I came home from work and smelled the absolute worst smell I have ever smelled. I couldn't figure it out...T and I searched everywhere. finally, I called in the big guns and C came to the rescue. what you don't see is the hot pink bandana and hot pink with zebra ruffled rubber gloves C wore (out of necessity of course). the culprit was a huge possum and rodent retrieval is definitely not in C's job description, but he was "happy" to help and had two very thankful women on his hands.

as soon as that nasty animal was gone and C. left, I packed up and headed to the wild, wonderful, west virginia to see my taylor girls. we had a weekend full of shopping, eating, and relaxing. i'm lucky enough to have friends that are truly family and even more fortunate that I got to spend three whole days with them.

I cut bangs.  This is what happens when you get bored, it's cold outside, and you are going cross-eyed reading TC Units of Study

it is hard to get a good picture and smile all at the same time

My good friend was recognized as being the best teacher ever at the Bobcats game with all of HF and lots of the kiddos.  It made for a fun night...

we went out to celebrate leah's birthday. we love plaza midhood. 

and of course I would be remiss if I didn't show you a cute kid picture
this little angel got to spend some time in my office and this my friend is a kindergarten reader at his finest.  I love the brand new readers and especially the Worm series.

for all you moms or educators out there, they are the newest and best books for beginning readers. they come in packs of four.  they have exciting characters and predictable patterns with a surprise-twist will not regret your 5.99!

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