Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ten on Tuesday

  1. Seriously, Pinterest. Who knew I would end up organizing my ENTIRE freaking life on this one website. I have almost every good idea ever known to man all saved up on this one gorgeous, amazing site. It's scary and wonderful all at once. If I ever get around to using everything I've saved there, I'll think I've died and gone to heaven.
  2. Case in point: THIS SOUP. Truly. I've made it twice now. To rave reviews. Kyler even said "Mom, this soup is fantastic." and then declared it second only to his very favorite meal of all time, African Peanut Stew... and this kid has never liked soup. Thank you, Pinterest.
  3. Tomorrow is my mom's 70th birthday. I have a little something special up my sleeve for her... unfortunately, she won't know what it is until the day after or the day after the day after her birthday because I'm terrible about getting to the post office. So goes the curse of having a birthday on the 1st of the month... every year it sneaks up on me. (Love you, Mom!)
  4. If tomorrow is my mom's birthday, that also means my own birthday is soon... just a week later. I try not to do this, but every year the anticipation of my birthday inevitably leads to a teeny bit of disappointment. I always want it to be this perfect day... and more often than not, it just ends up being a normal day. I've had some pretty monumental birthdays in my past... with amazing celebrations... so I guess the bar is set pretty high. This year, I'll be busy with some pretty cool non-me-focused activities on that day... which should be okay. (See numbers 5 & 6.)
  5. I'll be going to a Go Red for Women luncheon with my dear friend Julie on the 8th... she had a heart attack in November of 2010... and has an opportunity to speak next year at this luncheon. She asked me to accompany her and I'm honored to go celebrate her life and the lives of other women survivors. 
  6. The 8th is also the date for the annual Rubber Chicken game between Lewis & Clark High school and Ferris - their rival. It's the biggest spirit competition in the state of Washington and is one of the most fun events of the year in my book. It's just good, clean, spirited high school fun. I think I'll take some pics this year and post about it...
  7. Asia continues his journey toward self employment as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He's taking a class online right now that gets him one step closer... and I'm days away from getting my official full-time, benefit-carrying status with Weight Watchers so when he quits the State we'll still be insured... it's a crazy ride we're on, but also a VERY exciting one. It's thrilling to see how God is providing for us. And such an honor to walk alongside Asia as he steps out in faith...
  8. One of my very favorite mom-things is sitting on the front porch waiting for my kids to get home from school. Obviously in the winter this doesn't happen a ton. Today, however, the sun is out and I'll be there. Snow on the ground or not - I'm there. It's amazing how warm 50 feels when it's been in the 30's.
  9. Work has been SO crazy. Good crazy, mind you. Last week, the center I manage had over $5000 in product sales. That's crazy. Good. 
  10. Savannah has decided to try golf in the spring... her history teacher is the coach and is recruiting pretty heavily to get some freshmen on the team. We'll see how it goes - I have NO idea if she'll be good or bad or what... but I'm glad she wants to try. I'll keep you posted...
Happy Tuesday, friends. Smooches!


  1. Sally Rhodes4:34 PM

    Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life Cathy.

  2. Anonymous4:48 PM

    So great to see you back on the blog wagon, great news about Asia, please make sure he takes Medicaid so I can send Isaiah to HIM, there is such a need for a good family therapist that will take state insurance,
    Re: the birthday, the first psychiatrist I ever went to, who was actually (at the time) the head of Sacred Heart Psychiatric Unit told me to never have any expectations about anything, that way I wouldn't be disappointed. At the time I thought what a horrible way to live but in applying it I have found it does work. ahh


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