II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

10 more days......!!!

Hi everyone!
It's nearly a miracle....but it's actually raining here! Yeah! It's been a very looooooong time since we've had rain so I hope it keeps on-a-comin'! Especially because we have a big bonfire planned for next weekend and without a lot of rain, we won't be able to have it. Hopefully we get enough for them to lift the burn-ban.
Anyway, tonight is my Bunco night. I meet with 11 other ladies and we eat, talk and play Bunco and it's a nice opportunity to have a little grown-up time. I am really hoping I will win a prize tonight because I could use the extra money. If I win the big prize ($30, I think) I am going to treat myself to a pedicure/maincure before we go on the cruise. If I win a smaller prize, maybe I can just get a pedicure. I am wanting to try the french manicure thing on my toes, I think. I can't even remember the last time I saw my toes un-painted for more than the minute or two it takes me to take off the old polish and put on the new. Matt has never seen my toenails without paint on them! Weird, huh? It's one of my quirks, I guess. It goes right along with the one that says I must have perfectly silky smooth legs at ALL times! ha ha. I am fanatical about that! If you could ask my best friend (during my pre-teen and teenage years) she'd tell you that I couldn't handle for her to spend the night and sleep in my bed if she hadn't JUST shaved her legs. Just the thought of her prickly leg touching me gives me the heebie-jeebies!! I actually shave at least once a day, oftentimes twice a day and occasionally...three times a day!!! Yep! My poor legs! You'd think they'd be extremly dry but I mix up my own secret combination of baby-oil gel and Vaseline Inensive Care lotion that makes them feel moist and satiny all the time! At least my hubby doesn't have to worry about sleeping with a porcupine!
Anyway, where did all that come from? Who knows! I actually started this post planning to talk about my up-coming cruise! It's only 10 days until we set sail! HOORAY! I am getting really excited now! Last night I sat down with 16 brown paper bags and labeled one for Brooklyn and one for Grant for each day that we are going to be gone. I am writing little notes to them and giving them little "surprises" so that they will feel like we are thinking about them even while we are gone. It is going to be so weird to be away from them for 8 whole days!!! I just hope I can focus on the fun that Matt and I are having and not miss them too much!
Well, I better get up off my booty and get things done around the house before I have to leave for my girls-night-out! Somebody e-mail me and tell me who gets cut from American Idol tonight since I am missing it, okay?


Anonymous said...

I am so JEALOUS! You are going to have such a wonderful time on your cruise!!! Have fun, wish I was going with you. Hey, if you want a quick tan try a mystic spray tan. Just be sure and get it 2-3 days prior to your trip so it has time to fade a little, it will look more real. I read your marriage seminar story and that is some good advice. Since I have been home with Emma T & I fight more than ever. How to take care of her, what to do about money, procrastination, etc. I need any information on marriage you can give me b/c sometimes...WHAT A CHALLENGE! Have a wonderful time on your cruise. I can't wait to hear about it.

Amy said...

You crack me up! I hope my husband never reads your post about shaving your legs. Poor guy, he's lucky if I shave every 2 or 3 days! :) And I don't even want to tell you how long I've had this polish on my toes. FOREVER! It looks awful! Maybe that's what I'll do tomorrow since I'm not going to work. Have fun getting ready for your trip!

M, J, B, G...and Sam. said...

hey, believe me...sometimes it'd be nice to just jump up in the morning, throw some clothes on and go. (instead of HAVING to shave) but it's complete TORTURE for me to have prickly legs and put pants on. It's probably all in my head. Anyway, I also have another wierd quirk = I will NOT talk until I've brushed my teeth in the morning. NOT A WORD!!! This makes morning sex pretty difficult...seeing as how he is not allowed to touch my legs whatsoever or speak to me! ha ha
Wow! Did I just write that? I wonder how many people read these comments...?? Hopefully none of our close family who would be appalled at the mental image that probably gave them! ha ha

Anonymous said...

Jen you crack me up! haha
We are so much alike it is scary! I shave my legs everyday too, sometimes twice. Anytime I am in the shower, they get shaved! haha I can't stand hairly legs!
I have even thought I would try waxing (so I wouldn't have to do it everyday), but I can't ever stand letting the hair get long enough to do a wax! haha

Kandy said...

that anonymous post is mine...I selected the wrong button! haha