Friday, April 22, 2011

Joining the Cool Kids, my first link party

Have you ever seen that movie, The Story of Us? If you have, you either love it or hate it. Basically, Ben (Bruce Willis) and Katie (Michelle Pfeiffer) are married and trying to decide if they should end it or not. But kids, and their past together makes it a harder decision than just yes or no.

One part of the movie that I love is the dinner scene. No, not the tense, awkwardness of it, but the game that they play. They play a game called "Highs and Lows". Basically, you share the highs and lows of your day. We play it around our dinner table when we remember  most nights.

I thought it'd be a fun link party. Not daily, but a weekly thing. I'm going to do it on Saturdays, but wanted to give this one an extra day since it's new. I'll close it out on Sunday nights. I even made hubby put his freelance on hold so he could make me a shiny new button. Wives take priority over paying clients, right?

So your week is Sunday thru Saturday, think back and share your highs and lows. I know there are similar parties out there, but this one doesn't have to be what's awesome or not to you personally. Your hubby got a new job? Share it. Your kid made a home run? Share that too! Lost your favorite irreplaceable lipstick? Vent it, sista.

I hope you'll play along! It'll make me cry if you don't. Seriously. I hope I set up the link thing right, eek. I even made the button easy to grab fer ya.



Life, Crafts and Whatever




Highs
  • We celebrated our three year anniversary on Tuesday. Hubby surprised me with a horse drawn carriage and dinner at my favorite restaurant. 
  • Hubby bought us a Wii. Awesomeness.
  • My momma's birthday was yesterday. Today I'm taking her to lunch at Joe's Crab Shack and going shopping. I heart my mom and love that she lives so close.
  • Except for attaching the permanent crowns in two weeks, my teeth are finished! 9 crowns total.
  • Hubby got the call that his car is almost finished. We've been a single car family for 8 or 9 months. His car's computer went out, and since we're getting the work done at a discount thanks to the church, it's the lowest priority. 
  • I've had a great time going shopping. We're doing family photos in a few weeks, which means new clothes! Got Ava's dress, Arielle's shirt, my dress... Jake already has a shirt to wear, and I'm picking up Jasmin's shirt today. Just need to make the hair accessories.
  • My mom came over on Wednesday to watch the girls during my dental torture appointment, and brought me a huge box of vintage buttons. Any crafter knows how awesome that is. It's pretty cool to see the price of ten cents on a pack of buttons. Some of the packaging is so pretty. 
Lows
  • Dental work made my TMJ hurt pretty bad. Trying to avoid taking vicodin.
  • I'm dealing with a cold right now. Coughing, stuffy head, sore throat. Booooooo.
  • I cannot find the jumbo pack of glue sticks I have, anywhere in the house. Which means all of my crafting has been put on hold for the past couple of days. And being a one car family means that I haven't been able to make it to the store, until today. I might buy three bags and place them in different places around the house, just so this doesn't happen again.

I hope you'll play along! Seriously, do it. Doooo iiittttttt. Please?


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Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

You know I love this idea. I'm writing my " Jen Inspired Post " right now, sweetheart!
Much classier than my usual Friday post.

Kristen @ Who's Watching the Baby? said... [Reply to comment]

I'm on it!!

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Jen, that was so much fun... I really enjoyed doing that and taking a couple minutes to reflect on my week. How wonderful! I will be looking forward to this each week!

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

I have TMJ, also. Pretty crappy. There are days, to my childrens' delight, that I can barely speak for lack of opening my mouth.
Can I just ask that you tell me later on what you eat today at Joe's Crab Shack? I've eat vicariously through you. Only junky Canadian food 'round these parts.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for hosting, Jennifer. I love me a new linky...

Walking by Faith said... [Reply to comment]

What a great idea for a linky party! I'm your newest follower and hope you will pop by and perhaps follow me, as well. :) Working on my link up now!

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Kristen @ Who's Watching the Baby? said... [Reply to comment]

Just editing pics! It's nice to have something not crafty to write about on the weekend. :-)

Still have to edit pics, though. Lame sauce.

Whimsy-ma-blog said... [Reply to comment]

Jen, I wanted you to know that I mulled this topic in my mind ALL WEEKEND LONG and fully intended to post. But I'm lame and for some reason had serious writers block. That and we actually had nice weather and the husby was off work so we had loads of nice family time. but keep the linky thing coming. I'm in next week!

Good idea!