Tuesday, February 7, 2012


TODAY is a rare day.  I am on a work trip with Jack.  

I have nothing I have to do. I just put the “Do not Disturb” sign on the hotel room.  
I could shop all day but doing NOTHING sounds better. 

Todays agenda so far has been sleeping until noon, breakfast in bed, reading the paper, writing some snail mail,not combing my hair, playing on Pinterest, reading a book, blog reading, a pile if magazines on the bed.  Don't hate me.  

Best of all I am feeling good knowing Jack is getting something important back…a purpose. 

Sixteen months post severe stroke and getting a new start.  

He is so excited about this new venture. 
The only thing that would make it a better day would be if some “little's”  were with me.

Yesterday my elf Terri, met me here in Dallas and we spent all day at market. 
Her first trip to the land of ALL THINGS STUFF and  sensory overload is the only way to describe her when we left.
She got some fabulous deals and I enjoyed introducing her to all my market friends.

Then we met Jack at Le Madeline’s for dinner.  FUN DAY!!!!

I am here for a few more days so I will be making a trip to Ikea, Central Market, and a few more of my Dallas favorites.
BUT REMEMBER, today is not my normal day.

Today is one of those rare days that I cherish.

While I know for many of you Sunday was a day of CELEBRATION.
For a football lover it is a long awaited day and yet one that you know will end with depression.  

Spending so many years as a coaches wife, our lives were lived one football season to the next.  The only parts of football that I don’t like are Preseason Games and Pro Bowls. 

Anything else I WATCH, whether its my team or not.

And YES I have so missed Brett. Football was not quite the same. Enough said on that subject or I will get ugly comments.
But I did fall in love with Tim Tebow. Big time.
Sundays' game was a great game no matter who you liked…

I love Eli so it was an even better game to me.    What I love most about him is that he does not seem to be that impressed with himself.
I wish I could go to Disney World with him!!!!  I love his manners. I love that he has another Super Bowl ring.

Oh and Blake and Miranda were awesome and what a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.

The pregame music set the stage for a great game.  I will just skip the halftime show (that’s my least favorite part anyway)!  

IF I was not a Grammy I might mention David Beckham. Ha

Most people like Super Bowl parties.  Not me
I like to watch every interview (with no talking unless it is with Jack) for the six hours before and every interview after the game. 
Super Bowl Sunday is like a holiday to me.
I know …Color me WEIRD!

I told you this was RANDOM.
I got a new stylist for my IPAD…LOVE IT.

Dez Duron was on The Voice last night. 
He lived next door to us for years and his family are our dear friends. They did not choose him but I am hoping for a WILDCARD.

I am so proud of him…Check out his fan page
An update on baby Crew.  They are fighting the infection and hope to reschedule his  surgery within two weeks.

These are very hard days for them with multiple struggles.

Remember Mike, the great writer, Marine, husband, dad, friend, and lover of God.  He became a father again yesterday with the birth of his fourth child. He now has two boys and two girls.  What lucky kids.
I am a news junkie and some days are worse than others. 

AS I have been tying they have broken into the local Dallas news over and over with a child abduction.  Then I read about the creep Josh Powell (how I wish we did not share last names) that not only killed his wife, but now has killed his kids. 
It is almost more than I can read.  You hear people say “sin is sin” and then I try and reconcile that with something like this.
It leaves some questions for this blogger.

On a brighter note the local bloggers in my area are going to have a dinner soon.  I am looking forward to meeting some people I only know through blogs.
Thirty-eight years ago today, I was counting down the days until I became a Mom for the first time. 
Did I really say 38?
No job has ever been so fulfilling, so wonderful, so challenging, so complex, so AMAZING.
Jack and I really have had the time if our lives loving Greg and Amanda.  AND THEN I BECAME A GRAMMY and life has never been sweeter.
Ok, if you have made it this far you are so bored.  One more thing…saw a great movie…War Horse
I love it that hotels now have almost every movie that is still in the theaters. I sure prefer watching in my pajamas.

OK I owe you something for reading random. 

Let’s have a GIVEAWAY. 
Leave a comment and you will be in the drawing for a CARD BOX

Tell me you follow me on Pinterest and you will get an extra chance. 
All YOU lurkers come out on this post?  You will get an extra chance too.  Plus I want to know you.

Everyone needs a card box. Parker  will draw on Sunday. I want you to be the winner.

I am also thinking about a new blog design. 

If you know any new designers or have seen any blog designs that look like me (now how would you know what that would be?) leave it in the comments.

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