Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

It's been a while since I've done Friday fill-ins. So, just for kicks on a Friday...

1. Deployments are not the end of the world. I need to make that my mantra for the next few months. I've done it before, and I'll do it again. Hopefully, this one will be a little easier.

2. Sitting here, listening to the sound of rain falling, I miss Seattle. Rain always makes me think of Seattle. It will be the best day of my life when Bryan retires and we can move back.

3. Cupcakes taste so good! I just ordered these pretties from Bake It Pretty. They will be making their debut as teacher/neighbor/cheerleading coach gifts this Christmas. A beautifully decorated cupcake, wrapped up in a wee little cupcake box, topped off with a handmade chocolate lollipop. So fun! Now, I just need to find the perfect cupcake recipe...

4. Sometimes, putting others first is not the best plan. Admittedly, I am a people-pleaser. I always have been. My children, my husband, my parents... but, as I get older, I realize that sometimes it is necessary to do something nice for yourself. Don't worry so much about making everyone else happy all the time.

5. New Mexico is breathtaking, really. In my opinion, it is the prettiest place in the United States. The colors, the culture, the landscape... If you've never been before, I highly recommend going!

6. Well, maybe there is a chance that Bryan will be home for Hazel's first day of school. Their deployment might have gotten pushed back a wee bit. Small, reserved *yay*!

7. And as for the weekend, today I'm looking forward to making red pepper jelly. Actually, I already did that with some beautiful peppers from my garden. Can't wait to try it!

Tomorrow my plans include celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday (she is flying in tonight for a weekend visit).

And Sunday, I want to (make that NEED to) weed my flower beds!

That's it for me. I gotta' get ready to go pick my MIL up in Raleigh. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with some Pink Paislee peeks. You won't want to miss out!


Beth Perry said...

Cool list. I would love to try that red pepper jelly and I LOVE CUPCAKES!!! I WANT ONE NOW!!!!


Callista said...

Mmm... that red pepper jelly sounds good.. don't think I have ever had it before.
And ya know I LOVE cupcakes! LOL!
Seattle hasn't had rain in... well ok I admit it.. I can't remember when we last had rain. It's suppose to be in the 90's this weekend!
Enjoyed the list!
Good luck with the mil!

AudreyO said...

My favorite cupcakes are white cake with chocolate frosting.

scrappermimi said...

Your pictures are always gorgeous Holly! Can't wait to see those cupcakes...what a great idea!

stephanie howell said...

my two favorites:
number one: they are NOT. you will and can do this. and be stronger and better for it. i'm here for any chats.
number four: me too. it's something i work on constantly. xoxo