May222012

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Um yeah…

So remember me?

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I know, I’ve been neglectful. I’ve been SUPER busy A.F.B. (Away From Blog) in the real world.

So here’s what I’ve been up to:

  • The Avengers! My family and I were guests of Disney Studios/ The Owens Group in Cincinnati for a VIP preview of the Avengers. If you haven’t seen it yet- GO. It’s the best movie I’ve seen in the past 7 years. REALLY. My daughter was SO excited about seeing it, that we had to go shopping for a new outfit for her to wear (she’s 6). It took 2 stores and about 3 hours in dressing rooms for her to finally decide on the “right look”. I was exhausted. I was also a terrible blogger because I did not take pictures. But it really wasn’t my fault as we were stripped of all our electronic devices and patted down like we were in the airport. Lemme tell you, THAT was fun ::snort::.
  • Less Debacles! I’ve been focusing on trying to get my home in working order. I’ve spent the last month purging, organizing and cleaning. I’m just all-around tired of the clutter and mess. My husband thinks it’s because I’ve matured, or he’s finally worn off on me. I have no idea which. All I know is that my house looks, feels and smells nice. I can’t complain.
  • I got sick again! Okay, so that exclamation point was for annoyance. My immune system BITES and I came down with a nasty cold that lasted about two weeks. Instead of heading to the doc, I decided to wait this one out. I’m glad I went with my gut (pun intended) and avoided the antibiotics. I pretty much did nothing but pick up my tissues. J and M took care of the rest.
  • Mother’s Day! Sucked. Let’s just leave it at that.
  • J FINALLY GOT PROMOTED!! And he got a raise. So now he’s making what he was making 3 years ago ::snort::. I know, don’t look a gift-horse in the mouth. But it’s hard not to when you know how hard your husband works, and how dedicated he is to his company. Darn loyalty (love you, babe!).
  • J is running for PTO president! He’s a nut. A handsome nut, but a nut all the same. We’ll know on Thursday if he gets it or not. On a side note, I am the worst campaign manager ever.
  • More drum lessons! M is now taking 2 drum lessons a week, for an hour each. In the concrete basement of a building that is a million years old (exaggeration). She can play 11 songs. I am thankful for being deaf. #Thatisall
  • I’m Publicity Co-Chair for our parish festival! It’s the kind of marketing I love. Community outreach for a really good cause. And next year, I’ll be head chair. I’m a bit excited. Also, they’re letting me start a Twitter page for the event. May the birds rejoice!
  • I went to Dayton Children’s! AND NOT FOR ALLERGIES! Go ahead and clap for me. I was invited to a blogger luncheon (That included cheesecake on a stick. CRA-ZAY). It was a great event that I’ll go into detail about at a later time (Dooooode, I met THE Dr. Ramey!). But for now, know that Dayton has an amazing hospital dedicated to Children. Know it. Love it. Share it.
  • I’m trying to get FamilyFriendlyDayton.com back up and running. I’m on the lookout for more templates and better layouts. I’m also on the hunt for more contributors. Interested? Contact me!
  • There are exactly 5 days of school left! 5 DAYS OF SCHOOL, PEOPLES. Take that how you wish. I’m volunteering at Field Day tomorrow at school. I hope I survive.
  • My best friend graduated from college! I am so proud of her and the journey that she has taken to get there. I love that lady. We’ve been friends since preschool (I was 4, she was 5) and I can’t imagine life without her!

So I’m sure there’s more that I’ve missed, but that was just the cliff note version. If you made it through, go get yourself a cookie. You deserve it! I’d love to hear what’s been going on in your life too- if you have a blog post I need to read, please post it in your comment!

~DD

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