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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pieces of Eight

I haven't done a meme in a long while, so I think I'm due. Plus, the sweet Dorene from Occasional Rambling tagged me on one that seems kind of fun, so here it goes.

8 Things I Am Looking Forward To

  1. Fairly Odd Father finishing school---he'll be done in September.
  2. My 1st "big" BlogHer weekend in Chicago this summer.
  3. The new, improved, bigger, better New England Mamas! Coming soon!
  4. Strawberry-picking season.
  5. Finishing 2nd grade math with my 2nd grader (I can't even believe we've almost caught up).
  6. Going swimming in my favorite place.
  7. Summer corn and fresh basil.
  8. Meeting our Fresh Air child.

8 Things I Did Yesterday

  1. Made a couple of cups of my favorite coffee.
  2. Fed my old girl and brushed away more of her shedding coat.
  3. Left the house at 9am to bring donuts, gifts and birthday wishes to my sweet little niece. For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, can you believe it's been two years since this?
  4. Came home and fed the kids lunch before leaving to get out of the way of the house cleaners.
  5. Went to a fellow homeschooling friend's home and watched kids play on water slide. Felt happy that we are able to take advantage of such beautiful weather.
  6. Came home and got oldest ready for dance. Back in car 20 minutes later for dance class.
  7. Finally home at 6:20pm to make dinner, give the kids baths and read stories.
  8. Tried to work and Twitter but was so exhausted, I could only crawl upstairs to bed.

8 Things I Wish I Could Do

  1. A cartwheel
  2. Speak a second language fluently
  3. Cook without looking at a recipe
  4. Play an instrument well
  5. Sing beautifully
  6. Stop stressing over everything
  7. Run a 10k
  8. Go back in time to bring my dad back so we could kick cancer's ass

8 Shows I Watch*

  1. Real Housewives of (insert city here)
  2. A&E's Intervention
  3. Top Chef
  4. Rock of Love (bus, plane, port-o-potty---whatever)
  5. TLC's What Not to Wear
  6. America's Next Top Model
  7. sort of half-ass watching Daisy of Love and The Bachelorette
  8. Super Nanny
* disclaimer: if I turn on the TV and one of these are on, that's what I'll watch--I don't plan my week out based on crappy reality TV shows.

I am supposed to tag eight people, so that means I tag YOU! C'mon, it's a holiday weekend! Memes are perfect for holiday weekends!

Have a lovely Memorial Day weekend. See you on the other side!



Blogger Shannon said...

Strawberry season - waa hoo!

As your "fellow homeschooler", we had fun!

I want to look more into the Fresh Air sounds really cool!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Dorene said...

My TiVo guarantees that when I sit down to watch TV there will be a crappy reality show on. For example, I know that I'll be able to watch Real Housewives of NJ while I eat lunch today. This is why I love my TiVo.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Krystan said...

I'm all about fresh corn and basil. Planted some basil yesterday!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

I am so looking forward to BlogHer too.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Subspace Beacon said...

That Fresh Air program looks very cool.

I am impressed that you can grow fresh basil. I've no luck with it. But I'm awesome with cilantro! Wanna trade?

(my word verification is fection! HA!)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Sus said...

you're getting a fresh air student? that ROCKS.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I have banned meme's from my line up. They drive me batty doing all that work!

That said, I can't wait to meet you at BlogHer!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Loukia said...

Oh yes, can't wait to go strawberry picking with the kids! My husband makes the best strawberry jam... mmm... fresh jam on toast in the morning is so good! I think I'll play along! How exciting that you are going to BlogHer!

10:45 AM  
Blogger MadMad said...

Oh, I LOVE Real Housewives New Jersey - that is soooo.... awful(?) that it's appointment tv. Love your pond story, too (though for other reasons, obviously!)

6:38 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Sunshine State said...

That WAS fun. Glad to hear the pond is still in the family.

I'm trying to grow basil, but the leaves keep turning black. Don't know what's up with that.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

RE: Basil leaves turning black---it seems that it has to do with the temperature getting too cold (uh oh--my plants were out in the 50 degree and under nights of this past week!). I guess they are super sensitive to cold and need loads of sun. Now, since you are in FL and I am in MA, this seems kind of ironic that you may not be able to grow basil down there, but maybe try a sunnier spot and see if it helps!? I hope so b/c fresh pesto is the best!

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Auds at Barking Mad said...

I love the idea behind Fresh Air hosting. I think we might look into that.

Also loved the meme and I think I just might steal it!

Mmmmmm fresh corn. Had some just the other night!

5:07 PM  

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