Sunday, September 21, 2008

Simple Soap

So I have fallen in love with this soap.

I purchased it about 4 months ago when I got into making my own cleaning products. (Which by the way I'm still loving :)

So I bought it for the soul purpose of using in cleaning even though it's clearly a soap.

It's completely natural and all organic.

Well, I discovered that it's absolutely lovely in your bath water.

Who would have thought? lol The peppermint scent makes you tingle in the tub and it just really makes you relax.

And I love that there's nothing harmful in it.

It's good ole soap.

Give it a try you will be surprised.

And It Starts.....

Well, here goes. The first round of exams start this week.


Sleepless nights.


I guess we'll see what I'm made of.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Oh how I wish I could legally put pictures of my kids on this blog. Unfortunately, they aren't technically mine.

So this picture of a little duck will have to do for this little story. :)

So as you know my kids are two. Well, just turned two or turning two in like a month. So even I think of them as still babies sometimes.

That's why they surprise me.

So you might think that it's next to impossible to get my kids to form a line, hush their mouths and not touch each other when we walk places.

It is.

Instead we say "grab a friends hand."

At least if they are holding a friends hand they are in a horizontal line. Who cares which way the lines goes as long as they are linked together.

Now talking is another story. They love to jibber jabber.

That's why I found it so adorable today when my little ones were walking to gym class that one of my kids had his hands behind his back and his cheeks were poofed out real big. ;)

I said, "Silly man, whatcha doing?"

He said, "Buck-ales -n- ubbles Tordi."

I said, "Oh I'm sorry you're doing duck-tails and bubbles?"

He said, "Yeah, shhhhhh!"

HA HA One out of six isn't bad. It's not good either.

There's always tomorrow.

Monday, September 15, 2008

It's Love.

I took in my first breath of Fall air today and couldn't help but smile while walking to my truck this morning.

This is the time of year when I just take all the time I want and soak it in.

For some reason this is my reflection part of the year.

The part of the year when I think about me and what I have been through and accomplished in the last year.

When I got home from work today I felt like I needed to take a jog or sit on the patio with a cup of hot tea.

I'm in love.

Please, Fall. Stay. Stay as long as you'd like. :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Typical Two's.

So it's typical in my day of work to have at least one kid spill their cup of water or at the very least play in it.

You know put their cheez-its or animal crackers in it.

Blow bubbles in it.

Throw it on their friends and make them cry.

Dump it on the floor because they got up from the table with their cup and forgot it was in their hand when they started playing.

This of course forces Miss Tori to use bagoodles of paper towels to clean up the floor/table/chairs area.

Miss "Green" Tori.

Sometimes I want to sit them down and give them a good talkin' to about the environment. Instead I have to say, "Sweets, please don't play in your water or you will have to throw it in the trash can."

But I have thought about what I would say in my environmental speech to two year old's.

Here go's.......

"Children. What you make Miss Tori do everyday at snack time is not environmentally friendly. You make Miss Tori be a big fat tree killer! Is that what you really want? Do you want me to kill trees? Miss Tori doesn't even use paper towels in her own home. It makes me so so sad that you spill your water all over the table, floors and friends. (insert frowny face here) Now please contain your urge to take the ever precious water that I give you daily at snack and play in it. After all, not all of your fellow toddler buddies around the world are lucky enough to get water everyday of their life, especially clean water. Now did ya think about that, did ya? I didn't think so."

In my head they say, "Yay Miss Tori! Me no spill water! Me love trees!"

In real life it would probably end in all cups of water being thrown at each other and then an nsync giggle on their part.

It's also quite typical for me to stand in the middle of the classroom saying, "Please use your walking feet in the classroom or you WILL sit in think about it!" (Think about it = time out)

Think about it normally means once I sit them down so that they can think about their actions they end up crying, screaming or hitting.

So naturally I hate think about it.

But it's normally where a few of my kids live each afternoon.

Typically, one of my kids is going to need a band-aid, boo-boo bag or hugs and kisses before the day is out. I usually pray everyday that they will only need hugs and kisses because that's more fun than band-aids and boo-boo bags.

So with all the "typical-ness" you might be thinking these kids are bad.

These kids are a handful.

But.... these kids, are two.

And they are anything but terrible, they're terrific :)

Because also on a typical day I get more hugs than I can count.

I get to hear precious little voices say, "Kisses Tordi." (wanting to kiss my cheek)

I get to see them get so excited to play with their friends after they wake up from nap.

I get to see them share their toys, occasionally. ;)

I get to hear "Horsey say neigh Tori, horsey say neigh!" in their most energetic voice.

I get to have little bodies curl up in my lap and say, "Read Tordi, read."

I get to be the one that they want to pick them up when they're hurt, sad or just wanting someone to hold them. I love their little heads on my shoulder.

I love that all these things are also typical in my day of work.

I love my little loves and love how much they light up my everyday life by just being typically two.

Monday, September 8, 2008


(Tomothy and I)

So it's a new semester and what better way to get into the MEAN GREEN spirit than hit up the first home football game?! Yes, we lost. lol But I had MUCHO amounts of fun with friends. So no worries.

Already this semester is whippin' my behind.

One word. Physics.

Yeah, I'm not too excited about a few of my classes, but what can you do?

An average Monday through Friday agenda sounds a little like this for me.

Umm... school, work, school, work and then some more school. I literally make multiple trips to and from work and school each day.

One might ask, "When do you eat?" Well, that's a good question. I have not yet found a good balance of things and I'm trying really hard to get a good schedule going with my life so that I can feel fulfilled each day and not stressed to a point of pulling out my hair.

So I need a schedule that allows me to do my crazy work and school stuff along with allowing time to cook, clean, study and workout. And I'd also like a little me time and perhaps some friend time in there too.

Any suggestions?

I need some help.

It's Almost Here!

Ahhh...yes, Fall. It's on it's way. It is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

It's the leaves falling.

It's the cool air.

It's the needing a light jacket.

It's a new semester.

It's college football.

For me, it's heaven.

There is just something so refreshing about it.

It's in one word, perfection.