Sunday, January 28, 2007

Mail and meltdowns.




I officially drew two names out of a hat this evening, and the Valentine card recipients are going to be Lisa Tanner and Jill from Omaha. Send me your mailing addresses (to nitty.grittyjody@yahoo.com ) and I will get those cards in the mail to you.

Thanks to everyone for all your candy heart thoughts. I now have some new blogs to check out thanks to some of your links too. Just for that, I will have even less time in my life to scrap layouts and make cards. =)

I am happy to report that Chip made it home safe and sound, and wanted to pack his bags for another trip after being in the house for less than 2 minutes. Everything and everyone was just as he had left it- crazy as ever! Some of you can relate to that, huh? I owe a big thanks to Rachael for all her help with my younguns while Chip was away. She kept me sane and we even had some laughs together...so, "Thank You, Rachael".

In addition, I owe "Dr. & Mrs. H' a big apology for Bella's meltdown at their front door as we prepared to leave their home last evening. Bella wanted to stay and have a sleepover with their 4 year-old son...and she was devastated when I wouldn't allow it. {This was only the second time she had ever played with their son! I do have a few standards. =)} So, she cried the whole way home, and then once inside our house started saying, "I love you, I love you, I love you"...so that she could avoid getting an expected punishment. Smart girl, really. I hope her behavior isn't a reflection of my parenting, or of how she plans on acting in future years. But I have a strange feeling.... Despite all the yelling, running, jumping, not sharing, pulling, pushing, knocking over, and misunderstanding, we had a nice time with the 'H family', and we hope our friendship can blossom from here on out. Thanks for dinner and entertaining my kids, and I promise to work on Bella and her meltdowns this week.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

the dear niece today had a meltdown while her mother & i chatted on the phone...seems her brother got extra long time playing on the computer while she was distracted by Tom & Jerry...so here she comes a-cryin' to Mommy...."why, mommmy...why??"
at least she can't see me, so i can laugh my bum off.

ah- - the joys of having a Drama Queen in the family!! so glad Chip got home safe!

Anonymous said...

I feel like I've been published or something - I mean my name and comment are here on the page - for all to see!! WOW! Thanks Jody for doing this cute happy little things for us. Something we adults need a cute little happy, don't we? :)

Christal said...

Cute Jody! I love the ideas you come up with! You always keep me coming back for more. Congrats Lisa and Omaha! Christal:)

Anonymous said...

well it looks like i picked the wrong time to get a little stomach bug -- ;)

Super cute cards and Super nice of you to SHARE

glo-girl said...

wait.

so you mean i shouldn't have meltdowns at the mall because they don't have my favorite lipstick color for under $25 a tube?
should i have grown out of this at some point?

lol

kidding

of course i wouldn't have a fit over lipstick. now purfume, that's another story...