Some All-over-the-Place "Life with Cheryl" Moments . . .
~ ~ Well, the weather was absolutely GORGEOUS yesterday and today is supposed to be more of the same!! Up to 70 degrees and sunny!
With the mild weather we've had (in between weird snow flurries and freeze-your-butt-off days), daffodils have appeared all over the place!
I got these flowers--daffodils, rosemary, and some assorted greenery--from a friend last night and they just make me happy and brighten up the room (I've got four different arrangements sprinkled throughout the hosue!) and boy do the smell GOOD!
~ ~ Yesterday, Sydney and I were doing some errands and had to stop by the bank. We got out of the car, Sydney immediately grabbing her juice cup and a sucker to hold in both hands. She wanted to also hold a sheet of stickers and a brush. As we got ready to walk across the parking lot, she looked up at me with exasperation.
"But I've only got two hands!" she said, throwing them up for me to look at. I just had to laugh because how often is that EXACTLY how I feel? There's always so much going on, life is so busy and full, that I wish I had several more hands. ButI only have two hands!! (I just love it when she says such things!)
~ ~ Did any of you watch "American Idol" last night? We had our Ash Wednesday service at church, so we didn't see but the last half. But, we did determine our early faves--Jordin and Melinda--and then were BLOWN AWAY by Lakesha. Wow, what a voice! and stage presence!
~ ~ Speaking of our Ash Wednesday service, this was the nugget that I took away from our pastor: "This time of year helps us realize who we are and who need to be." The service is always meaningful--the imposition of ashes on our foreheads that remind us of our human-ness--but that quote was what impressed me. It's a time for fresh starts and discovering who we really need to be!
(And, oh, McKenna has decided to give up MySpace for Lent. Now, THAT is a sacrifice! And I'm proud of her for even trying it!! We'll see how it gos!)
~ ~ Lookie where my friends Jeff (college friend who is in NYC now--boy will he be glad to see 70 degrees instead of snow!), Angela (best friend from tenth grade, since we were both 14, if you can believe that?), and I are going to dinner tonight? Kozy's is the coolest restaurant! It's kinda extravagant, but when we went there in college we basically went to listen to the piano player, eat appetizers (their stuffed mushroom and brie are excellent!), have great "college" conversation (you know what I mean), drink their delicious Frozen Toasted Almonds (oh yeah, getting one of those tonight!), and laugh our heads off! Such wonderful memories there, so I'm just so excited that we're meeting up there tonight.
One thing about time . . . it has to fly by and, of course, my life is rich in so many other ways now (wonderful husband, children, new and wonderful friends)--but there is something about that time in my life that will always be so special and dear to my heart. In some ways, I wouldn't want to go back (especially knowing some of the traumatic times that lay in the pretty-near future); and in other ways, I would love to go back! Such carefree moments and joyful memories from those years! So...I'm SO looking forward to our visit!! Yay! (I would imagine that there would be updates here tomorrow! Ya think?)
It is now right after midnight, so it's officially Thursday and I can publish this little post. Nighty night... sleep tight! See ya soon!