Tuesday, October 13, 2009

sometimes a girl just needs some hot chocolate

It is pouring rain outside and the wind is gusting.  Perfect weather for rain boots and hot chocolate.  So I went to the kitchen at work this morning to get some hot chocolate but it was all on the top shelf and I couldn't reach it.  I thought about waiting and coming back later when the kitchen would be hustling and bustling and a person not as vertically challenged could help me, but the sudden need for hot chocolate came over me.  It is cold and rainy...and I need it.  It was still early so nobody came to my rescue to help with this sudden urge I had to consume large quantities of piping hot chocolate. 

I reeeeached with no luck. I tried jumping and slowly hitting the box towards me with each jump.  The other part of this plan (the rain boots) prevented me from having my usual hops.  I found a plastic knife on the counter and tried using that to somehow push the box towards me.  When finally...with a combination of all of these things and some mad stretching skills on my part, I got my hot chocolate. Woohoo!

Back at my desk, I happily sipped on my well earned cup of hot chocolate while I told Bertrand about my adventures in acquiring it.

That was when my wonderful hubby asked me why I didn't just pull up a chair to get it.


Monday, October 05, 2009

stuff that makes me smile

I found an old email I sent myself back in 05' titled, "stuff that makes me smile".  Reading through this list brought back a huge rush of memories, smiles, and a little pang realizing how fast time has flown by.

I can't remember half of the stuff I wrote down here, but they obviously meant a lot to me at the time, that of all moments, I chose to write them down.

If you were a part of my life during this time...you probably recognize a few of these.
Frappuchino Head
Ghetto dance videos (Denise, Joie, me)
Dan - "I'm too sexy"
The 'feet' smell at Tine's desk
Breaking out singing the Gummi Bears theme song during a meeting
"Bing Bing"
The bathroom 'incident' in Hollywood
Bertrand jumping at landmarks in LA
Surprise party
heart necklace from Bertrand
Human foosball
CW's Brittney phone ring, and dancing in our seats (me, cw, tine)
Goldman's kids
Groping our way through the pitch black theatre to find a seat for Anchorman
Elbowing Steve in the face
Jason's dirty dance
Tine's booger flicking
Silly moose
Bus dance
Tine's sesame pimple
Getting stuck in the elevator
Revo cable
Cord on the ear during meeting
da proof of da pudding is in da eatin
Not matching
Gr8 Sax
Funny bone - hairy palm
He's a normal person Kimmy, he just likes to do math
HOT jumpsuit
Pummelos on the freeway
Free is free

It was so nice to find this list and actually made my Monday morning a little bit better.

I'm going to reinstate my "stuff that makes me smile" list for a rainy day.  It's always good to add a smile to your day.

just being a boy

My little man loves to crawl in tiny impossible spaces.  He can freely roam throughout his large play area and crawl around with his sister and explore the many toys strewn about, yet he always prefers to take the smaller more difficult route.  He loves to go "offroading" and doesn't really care too much about how he gets there...as long as he does.  So whatever is in his way, he will crawl over, under, or through it.  My little princess on the other hand is a dainty little perfectionist and has to do what she does the "right" way otherwise, she would rather wait.  If they want to reach a toy and I am in the way, Kylie will crawl around me.  Brendan will either crawl over me, or push me over, so that he can get where he needs to go.  One time, my dad was visiting and laying on the floor on his side with the kids, resting his head in his hand.  Brendan crawled through that hole between my Dad's head and the ground.

His adventurous attitude and affinity for small spaces is usually quite entertaining and fun to watch him just be a boy.  It does sometimes get him in trouble though...