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Time warp

I really can’t explain it…

I don’t have a clue where all the time has gone.

It’s August. 

I think it was still spring the last time I posted….

Seriously??!!

I need to write. To catch you up. To empty my thoughts.  To straighten some things out.

Somehow all my time has been sucked up. So has my energy.  And some days I think my sanity. 😉

That there is reason enough for my need to write.

So I will… just not right now.

Soon though, I promise.

For now, it’s time to let the storms take me to dreamland. 

Sweet dreams my friends.

As always,

Megan

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I’ve never had much of a green thumb, but….

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I have to say I’m really loving my flowers today.

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Maybe it was the way the sun was hitting them.

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Maybe it’s that I noticed a little more of their individual details.

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Maybe it’s just that I finally planted dahlias this year. (They are my favorite ya know!)

I’ve never had much of a green thumb, but…

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I’m really…

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LOVING ….

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My flowers today!

As always,

Megan

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Melting My Heart

I was putzing around my apartment since my plans for the night fell through when my phone rang.

I answered, saying hello and didn’t hear anything at first.

So… I said hello again.

That’s when I heard a teeny tiny voice squeaking, “Thank You!”

It was my almost 2 year old nephew, P-Dub.

“Thank you for what, buddy?” I Responded.

“Daddy’s building my play house! Come over! Thank you Mae Mae!”

MELT MY HEART

Quickly, I changed, hopped in my car to my sister’s house when i was greeted by an extremely excited tot running over to me.

MELT MY HEART

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I think it’s safe to say my littlest nephews like their birthday gift!

These nephews of mine have absolutely carved a niche into my heart…

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Sure, they can be ornery … but come on, he looks soooooo innocent here.

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Sure they can be cranky, but come on, he looks absolutely adorable here!

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Sure they can be sassy, but come on, he’s fierce on the field and an all around fabulous kid.

These nephews of mine MELT MY HEART.

One teeny tiny voice saying two little words made my day.

Plain and simple.

LOVE YOU to the moon and back P, B & J! XOXO

As always,

Megan

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AMAZINGLY AWESOME

Absolutely AMAZING time tonight at the Avett Brothers show… They are truly THE MOST FUN show to go see.

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And to me, Summer has now officially started.  Bring on the good times… good tunes and good people.

Nighty night my friends!

More weekends like this

It has been an absolutely, amazingly BEAUTIFUL weekend here! Sunny and hot with no humidity.

It has been an absolutely, unbelievably busy weekend. Flowers planted and car washed, sparkling clean.

It has been an absolutely, incredibly fun weekend that I have been looking forward to for months. Relay for Life bowling fundraiser, followed by good tunes in the sun with my lil bro at the Avett Brothers concert tonight.

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They’re hard to come by, I tell ya, but I could absolutely, most definitely and assuredly use more weekends just like this one.

As always,

Megan

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Silencing the Suspense…

Now I know you’ve all been chomping at the bit since my post “STAY TUNED…”, wondering what fun things happened last week.  I am slightly afraid that I let the anticipation build up more than I should have for what I find fun and exciting news may not be held in the same regards as you my friends!

But… here goes….

1.)I finally started to feel better!!!!  After feeling down right awful from kidney stones wreaking havoc on my body for nearly 2 weeks, I passed FIVE stones!  Yep, you read that right.  FIVE STONES.  Now for those of you that have never experienced stones, let me tell ya….worst.ever. most.excruciatingly.awful.pain.  THANKFULLY, I have a high tolerance for pain because I quite simply don’t have the funds to go to the ER every time I have pains, only for them to charge me out the wazoo for a whole lotta nothing.  While dealing with them is no easy task, I am extremely thankful that I am able to pass the stones myself all in due time!!! That my friends is cause for celebration!!!

2.)I was able to relive some of my most awesomely favorite childhood memories on Wednesday night!  My lil sis, two childhood friends and two others lived it up at the NKOTBSB concert!

Me and Chookie pre-gaming at the Marriott

YA, I know…. a bit cheesy, but I’m not afraid to admit the fact that I thought it was a fantastically fun show to see!  Our reason for going was solely to see the New Kids on the Block as we did when I was in 5th and 6th grades.  They sang ALL the songs we grew up loving and then more recent songs.  It’s oddly strange  and refreshing to know that as a nearly 33-year-old gal, I can instantaneously  revert to an 11-year-old version of myself singing along and screaming for the “kids” that clearly turned into men somewhere along the way.  This show brought back sooooooooo many fun and silly memories from our days of claiming one of the fellas as our boyfriends and putting on shows for our family, friends and neighbors at our summer birthday parties.  I must say though, that it was kinda funny thinking about us actually being there for another concert…  I at almost 33 and my lil sis being 8 months preggers!  We were not alone…  mostly ladies our age and lots of other gals were preggers too.  Sis was a trooper for sure…not sure that I’d have been able to do it myself!!!  TONS OF fun and more great memories from NKOTB!

 

There was a moment when I thought of a blogging buddy during the concert.  Didn’t even see it coming though I should have anticipated it seeing as the New Kids are from Boston…  The concert took place the same night as the Stanley Cup Championship game.  My friend Donna, over at the Redneck Princess is a DIE HARD Canucks fan and darn proud of it!  I had even commented to her earlier that day, that I had a good feeling her fellas were gonna pull off a win that night because I WOULDN’T be watching.  Thought for sure they had it in the bag…. that was until NKOTB came out sporting their Bruins gear and said that they were winning 3-0.  Donna, I thought of you immediately and will say my heart sunk for ya!  😦

 

3.) I generally consider myself to be one of the most “unlucky” people ever known to walk the face of the earth.  While I am lucky to have my family, friends, a job, home, car, etc.  I am not a person who wins things EVER.  I refuse to play the lottery because I don’t even win on scratch off tickets… I have never been to a casino seeing as I can’t even win stinking tickets at Dave and Busters!  But this week my friends my luck changed a bit! And believe it or not, it involved Facebook!!!  The lovely Jonathan Michael’s Boutique was sponsoring a contest to win a  Kenny Chesney Tailgate Party Package worth $600.  This beautiful little shop is partially responsible for feeding my Vera Bradley Addiction and many of the charms on my Pandora bracelet charms… Visiting the shop is a dangerous, dangerous thing for me!  Great for the lovely ladies that work there though!!! Forgive as I digressed….

All you had to do was post on their wall what summer means to you…

Believe it or not, I kept it short and sweet ( I know you’re thinking it’s impossible, but really I did!)  Here’s the proof!

Now, my friends it was a shot in the dark.  JMB has a very loyal clientele, coming from far and wide.  ( I’m a firm believer that the owner makes a business and let me tell you, this gal is a true peach.  Customer service is #1 there!)  They’ve got a phenomenal reputation in the community, without a doubt!  I was one of many hopefuls to share their thoughts on summer via Facebook.  I crossed my fingers, but really didn’t think anything of it.

The other night I got an email notification from a co-worker saying “Yay!  Congrats Megan!”…. Huh?  What is she talking about?  SO I get on FB to see what the deal is and….. I WON THE TAILGATING PACKAGE!   Wooo hooooo!!!

Two tickets, chairs, food and music worth $600

I couldn’t believe it!  Absolutely, completely thrilled!

I then became even more excited when I realized that Zac Brown Band is going to be there also!  July 2nd is gonna be a BLAST!!!  Now I just have to figure out who’s coming with!  Any takers out there?  😉  Ha ha!

 

A HUGE thank you to Jane and Jonathan Michael’s Boutique for such an awesome surprise!  Can’t wait to share pictures 🙂  Monday I get to pick up my goodies and then the countdown begins to July 1st ( my first day of vacation!!!!) and July 2nd which is the concert!!!

 

What good things have happened to you lately?  Care to share a negative that turned into a positive?  (Kidney stones =>passing kidney stones)

Out with one… in with the next.

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I can finally say that this incredibly long & extremely busy work week is over.

Wooooooo hooooo!

Our school year ended last week with the last day of classes being on Thursday and our school wide picnic and graduation on Friday. Mother Nature received a gold star for the day as she stopped the rain just prior to our littles performance in front of about 300 people and didn’t allow it to start again until we completely unloaded everything back at the school!

The kiddos did a wonderful job with their performance & had a blast playing with their friends …

Very lucky to have some amazingly awesome teachers at the school; teachers that work together & help out as needed,  when needed. Most of us had mud pedicures by the end of the day due to rain earlier in the day … no matter though because we all had a ball.

The parents & families were so complimentary….

Turned out to be a great day to end the school year!

Tomorrow our summer program begins bringing lots of school-aged students to our center and a new realm of responsibilities. Field trips are booked…themes are set…decorations are ready to go.

Good-bye to the 10-11 school year and welcome to summer of 2011.

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