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A fabulous start to the week ...

Heading off to New York City in the am ... and I must say I am pretty excited!!!  I am going to help a friend buy furniture and fill an apartment!!!  This will be an office/second home for her so we need to fill it with all new things!  She is excited about renting the apartment and I am thrilled to be privileged enough to help her shop!  I do adore shopping ... and shopping with/for others is the best!!!   We have lots to do and will be squeezing in a show on Monday night which I am thrilled to say she gifted to me!  It will be a quick trip and then I am home on Wednesday to hit the ground running ...

A lot is changing in the Lawyer house ... we have a bit of a move planned. 

Details to come ...


I heart Nordstrom!

I have mentioned this before and I will say it again ... I love Nordstrom!!!!  They have amazing customer service in a time where true customer service is so hard to find.  I love when they walk around the counter and hand me my bag ... I am thankful when they do not engage in conversations with other sales people while waiting on me ... and I am so happy when they smile as they take back the item I need to return.  Their return policy is so fabulous!  You bought something you didn't like or need?  Return it.  Did you buy something a year ago and it feel apart.  Return it.  Your shoes gave you a blister or your sweater makes you look heavy ... just return it.  (p.s. its probably not the sweater) I can not find anything I do not like about this fabulous store. 

Last night I realized that a trip I am taking on Sunday left me with inappropriate footwear.  It is snowing like mad and I will be spending most of my time walking outside.  I was not prepared.  I searched online for quite a while searching for waterproof warm boots and finally settled on a pair made by Sperry.  They are warm, waterproof and stunning!!!  I checked and found them available but I also found them cheaper on a different site.

I phoned Nordstrom this afternoon and ordered the boots at the cheaper price.  This is one of my favorite things about them.  I will never get tired of hearing the sales clerk say to me "yes I can match that price for you".  And why would I?

The only thing that would have improved the sale would be if they could include a large Ginger Peach tea and a Nordy bar in the box that will arrive Friday morning.   



Getting back to life ...

So the bff and the baby left on an airplane today ... it was a quick week and it went way too fast.  They are back to LA and I am not talking about how I feel without them!

The kids have play dates this afternoon and I have a little time to myself why they play amongst the various rooms.  I was persusing and now feel caught up in the world of "news" once again.

And let me just share my thoughts about this little tidbit of "news" ...

Jesse James and Kat Von D are engaged!

This is what he has to say on the subject ...
You know sometimes the public and press gets it wrong. This is one of those times. 2010 was actually the best year of my life because I fell in love with my best friend. An amazing woman who stood behind me when the world turned their backs," James tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I have never met anyone so kind and loving and committed to making the world a better place every day. My love for her is beyond description. So honored that she said 'yes.' Growing old with her is going to be a f----n' blast!"

And this is what I have to say ...
You are an idiot!!!  You cheated on the amazing woman and she dumped you.  Instead of respecting her with your comments on the new development in your life you will no doubt cause her more pain.  It reminds me so much of my friend whose husband left her for a stripper he met on

He served her with divorce papers 4 days before Christmas and called her last week to tell her he is engaged. 

Her comment was "... so you are calling your current wife of 30 years to let her know you have asked someone to be your next wife?" 

Nice ...


And the kids are out and about ...

They are sledding. throwing snow balls and playing until they turn purple ... and are having an amazing time!!!  Thank goodness for the cord of wood that was delivered on Saturday afternoon!!!  We are loving the fire!

Bundled up and ready to tackle the weather!

 Six inches ... wow!!!

They loved sliding down the slide!

We gave up dragging the kids up the hill repeatedly and found a great driveway!

She loved the boogie board until she thought the container lid would be faster ...

Which it was ...

But they loved the yellow board the most!  It was voted best "sled"!!!

And with the thick layer of ice on the road we won't be going anywhere for a while ...


All bundled up ...

Here in Georgia we are being treated to our second snow storm.  Though the one on Christmas was so beautiful it didn't leave much snow on the ground.  This storm is quite different.

My babies went to bed last night after turning their pjs inside out ... flushing ice down every toilet in the house ... and placing spoons under the pillows.  I awoke this morning to their screams of joy as they discovered we had been blanketed in six inches of snow!

Please know all of these photos were taken by Lawyer from our front door.  It is now sleeting and neither of us wanted to walk outside for proper photos.

It is so beautiful!!!!  I love how snow makes everything seem so clean, fresh and new!

We are bundled up in front of a roaring fire and will be for most of today!!!

Stay warm ...


Bottled water

I just ran across this interesting article!  I was shocked to see my favorite bottled water score so low ... and to find out that only filtered tap water scored an A.  I will be doing research on the best way to filter at home and we will definitely be moving away from bottled water!!!  It will save money and be so much better for all of us!

I was happily surprised to see Nestle score so high on the list with so many brands of water.  BFF's husband works for Nestle so I know he will be thrilled!!!  And since I must say I prefer Hershey's chocolate to Nestle I can now support Nestle in the water department if I need a bottle of water!!!



Random thoughts ...

oh a new year is soooo fabulous!  It's a brand new calendar ready to be filled in with so many wonderful things.  I am convinced this year will be amazing!  Last year simply sucked a**!  There is no other way to put it.  It was a terrible year and now it is dead and gone! 

Tomorrow I will be 41.  I am stronger than I have ever been and more at peace than I have been in years.  That said ... I am not a fan of odd numbers.  I live only at even numbered houses and prefer an even telephone number.  Odd numbers make me uncomfortable but I am willing to embrace 41 and make it a great year!

I have been inspired to read a book every month and possibly more!  I will post a list of the books I am reading and have read on the blog to keep myself accountable.  I have realized that I get sucked into work and kids and do not do enough for just little ole me.  But this year I am reading more ... relaxing more and enjoying way more than I have in the past!!!

I dearly love my friends.  I love them all ... but I truly hold a special place in my heart for those who truly know me.  The good, the bad and the ugly!  Those who know this and still choose to love me each and every day are the best treasures and more than I could ask for!  You know who you are and know that I love you from the bottom of my heart!!!  (And to Jenn ... my arse could have done without the amazing pancakes today but my heart truly thanks you!!!)

I love shoes!!!  Love, love, love them!  Should love them less ... but I will think about that later!

My BFF is heading to town next Friday for five long days.  I am over the moon and can not wait for her arrival!  She and I have been friends for longer than I can count and she is better than any sister I could ask for!  She is funny, absolutely beautiful and knows me better than I know myself!  I adore her and know we will laugh too much, drink too much and sleep way too little.  I will mourn will she leaves but it will be worth every single moment!

I am off to tuck in my babies and find some yummy pjs to cuddle up in ...

I am loving my time off!!!

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