Thoughts on Thursday

Finding: I was digging around in my files to find a picture for the newspaper from last year's Read Across America (Dr. Seuss Day) and I stumbled across this.

It was a reminder that spring is not too far away. I really need to get moving on Easter prep -- it is early this year so don't let it sneak up on you!

Recommending: Weathertech floor mats

There is a reason that the arsenal where The Engineer and I work is named Redstone. It was named for the red rock and soil of North Alabama which while striking, is also a struggle to get out of clothes when you have two ballplayers in the family. When I purchased my Ford Edge five years ago, I knew that the beige floor mats were going to be a problem during ball season. So I bought my first set of Weathertech floor mats. I was hooked. It was so much easier to wash off the mats rather than shampoo and vacuum. So when we traded the Edge for my new Honda CRV in January, one of the first things I did was buy a new set. I think that I like the new ones even more, they are deceptively cushy. If you have kids, these are essential.

Enjoying: My new Keurig.

My old Keurig went boom yesterday and I made it through two coffee-free mornings before enough was enough. I thought about going smaller than our current machine (70 ounces) to save counter space but the Engineer talked me into going bigger. I am so glad he did, because the new one holds 80 ounces and is just really friggin nice. It has a touch screen. #thejetsons

Eating: I made the mistake of going to Costco hungry and I walked out with a shepherd's pie. Don't get me wrong, it is absolutely delicious but probably not the healthiest choice considering it is crunch time (literally) in my quest to be in shape by our upcoming cruise.

Writing: Our Engineers Week special issue of the paper is out! Check it:

It was my favorite EW issue yet and not as much of a bear as previous ones, thankfully.

Thanks for popping in! 


  1. I think the biggest sign that I have finally 'grown up' is that I find myself thinking to myself "I should ask my husband for those floor mats for my birthday next month"! But seriously between the kids and our dog the floor of my van becomes a disaster!

    1. Ha! I think that I resigned myself to adulthood the year that my Valentines gift was a Dyson handheld vacuum. And I LOVED IT. :D

  2. OH the joys of Alabama red dirt. I love the picture of little. I think spring is closer than we think because we had mosquitos flying around the office this week.


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