i actually left on time yesterday, because i had to go to hy vee & then watch the boys. so, i headed out to my car. our parking lot was a sheet of ice, but i was wearing rubber-soled shoes w/ grippies. still, i was walking fairly carefully, and then i opened my car door & BLAMMO! fell right on my petukis! and lemme tell you - OUCH! but thank God i didn't try to catch myself, and i did land on the padded area of my butt rather than like my tailbone. still, i sat there in shock & making sure that nothing was broken or bleeding - and also trying to figure out how to get up when it's *ahem* slippery. and also praying that my phone wasn't broken (it wasn't). so i was finally able to scrabble my way up and gather my stuff just in time for a co-worker friend to see me & ask if i was alright. heh. i said, "i think so!"
then i went to hy vee, despite my now-wet skirt and aching body! i'm really just so thankful that i didn't break anything. i remember when mom broke her arm while walking - she tripped over a crack in the sidewalk & used her arms to try & break her fall, which is why i DIDN'T try to break my fall at all. anyway, i wasn't even really that sore, i didn't think. i went home to put groceries away & eat a quick meal of chips & cheese & a balogna sammich. heh. i was in a hurry!
i headed over to jen's & hung out w/ anthony for awhile til phil got there w/ leyton - he'd taken leyton w/ him to volleyball, i guess. we all played for a couple hours & then it was bedtime & the usual bedtime shenanigans ... but they weren't too bad! just leyton wanted to watch the tigger movie & anthony didn't want to watch it, and anthony kinda tries to bully leyton... *sigh* i really hope they get a 3 bedroom soon, because it's just not good for either of them to have to share a room. i mean, it's nice for brotherly bonding & whatnot, but anthony is 12, and leyton is 3 1/2. and so the movies and games that anthony wants to watch or play are okay for him but not so much for leyton. and the movies that leyton wants to watch - over & over & over again because that's how he learns as a 3 1/2 year old (hello, anyone wonder why teletubbies is so popular?) - cause anthony to become annoyed. *sigh* and trying to determine what's "playful" play and what actually needs to be broken up. i think i'm pretty good at it, at least! years of experience. *laugh*
so, jen got home last night a little after 10 & i got home before 10:30 & i went STRAIGHT to bed. literally, didn't even turn the computer on or anything! *laugh* and i had a very nice sleep, with a very nice dream! well, it was a little weird - bowling w/ oprah & ellen, then driving behind this truck that had a baby in the back, and it wasn't strapped in very well, so i thought it was weird. so i stopped the truck & then i was riding in it w/ the baby & it was inside. we stopped at this manor house, kinda like the house in Ever After, but in the middle of texas. i was going to babysit for the family, but then i met this guy who was like a younger horatio caine. mixed w/ someone else. i knew at the time who he was a meld of, because i remember thinking about it specifically. now, of course, no idea. lol
suddenly, i was awakened by, "Carrie? sorry to bother you, but my car won't start." and so i got up about an hour early & took bret to work. i opened a diet pepsi, but didn't have time to fix anything to eat & i was so hungry! and then i left the DP on my desk. whoops! i got bret to work about on time, took some gorgeous pictures, got hardee's for breakfast & headed to work 1/2 an hour early. : )
first thing i did was write a note to our safety & building managers regarding the parking lot & my fall. i find myself getting sore today, as the day wore on especially. ugh. :( everyone was really sweet, though, making sure i was okay & everything. and the work day went well, mostly worked on photos & gift requests & ... that was really about it! the photos have piled up since my helper bee left, and they take awhile to work on when ppl can't seem to send them the way they're supposed to be sent!! *laugh* ah well. at least looking at photos is fun! : )
when i got home tonight, after finally figuring out what i wanted for dinner (taco bell - and a holiday pie from mcdonald's) bret made cookies - yummy chocolate minty cookies that i bought from leyton. SO DELISH! then i scanned in all the fun mail i got yesterday.
book 1 in a series about the moon being hit by a meteor & being knocked just the tiniest bit awry. and the havoc it causes. can't wait to read it!!
postcrossing from katie in connecticut. she took this picture herself & made it into a card! <3
postcrossing from oregon
beautiful birthday card from dear micaela!! this made me smile so big!
she also sent this box of cards, w/ one of my favorite Scriptures, interestingly enough. : )
<3 ya lots!!
also got my order from this site, of 10 postcards. i love D's artwork! take a look at her shop here, and let me know what your favorite is, won't you? : )
and i got notes from micaela & marianne that they received their packages today, too! *bounce* happy happy! aaaanddd... i am forgetting things, i'm sure, like i wanted to post a picture of the beautiful bracelet i received a bit ago from april, but i keep forgetting to take one when i'm wearing it. i'll get to it. it's so pretty!!!
i should get to bed pretty soon, tho, because i'll have to take bret to work again tomorrow & that means getting up 1/2 an hour earlier & that means ... tired carrie! lol so, i hope everyone has had a lovely tuesday & i'll chat at you tomorrow, Lord willing! thanks for stopping by my little corner of the universe. : ) <3 ya!