June 29, 2010

sail...

I always like to begin my morning...

like this morning

really enjoying my coffee

taking a 1/2 hour of personal time

of which usually leads to another 1/2 hour or hour of a little work

and another cup of coffee

note...my cups of coffee are a lot bigger than normal...
I was just informed over the weekend when Bobby told me how much he actually makes in the morning

and realizing there is about 1/2 cup left after I'm done...
I'm going to play dumb here and act like he didn't tell me
because I enjoy it way too much

coffee is like cheese to me
I can never do without...

back to my morning now...

after a couple of hours of which the girls walk in my room or downstairs wherever I may be

girls are dressed

smoothies are made for them

and they are loaded in the double jogger to go on a run with me

and right before I walk out the door to go anywhere I always seem to notice what we finally did with the letters I had gotten Bobby as a birthday gift last year...
it makes me smile to see it right before I leave every time

we just couldn't seem to find the right spot or have the right idea

isn't it funny how you can have something for so long and then it comes to you?
{well I should note here...
that it was actually Bobby's idea that he came up with a couple of weeks ago}


he loves getting the credit for this one...

but now I'm thinking of another idea for curtains for the window that is below...

oh boy...
but that is the greatest part on making your house a home
one idea just spirals into more...

so I have three ideas for curtains...
maybe blue and white ticking to go with our beachy theme
or vintage floral pattern to spice it up with color
or simple white curtains...

I'm personally leaning towards adding some spice in the kitchen I think...
but we'll see...
Kasey had once shared a fabulous idea a friend of hers had that if I find the right ones...
I would love to use the idea too...
making curtains/valance out of very cute dishtowels...
and you just know who has the fabulous dishtowels with perfect color and vintage style right?
I won't even name the store because it gives Bobby a heart attack everytime I do.

not to mention
I almost had a heart attack already this morning...
I walked out into the garage and found on my once organized shelf that the hubby has his stuff piled on
because he is cleaning out his car that is now listed on craigslist...
YIPPEE!
{I'll be doing a happy dance when that car is gone}

I found a love letter I wrote him about 9  1/2 years ago
{it must have been in his car for 9  1/2 years literally}
that is about how much he loves to clean
every 9 1/2 years {chuckle}

can we say cheesy writing Martha?
what was I writing?

now I know why when I was about 9 or 10 or so
and my sister and I walked in on my parents going through some boxes
laughing hysterically in their bedroom at their old love letters to one another
and destroying them right then and there and before our eyes...

I tried to tell them they should keep them
because then someday we could read them
but they didn't go for it

now I know why...
I completely understand why they didn't want them in our hands someday
after reading one I wrote

now I am thinking of befriending my shredder this week...
because I'm thinking of destroying such myself

and now the second my hubby reads this
I'll probably be getting a phone call from him
he'll be asking me what I'm doing
to make sure I am not destroying them
because he keeps everything
and he is probably freaking out because I don't

I love to trash and donate stuff
I'm not great at dealing with clutter
so I minimalize
him...
not so much!
I don't even think that is in his vocabulary

don't get me wrong...I keep the important things
I am very sentimental
but I don't keep everything...

but here is what I'm thinking...
maybe it was a great thing I found a ridiculously cheesy love letter

I probably should consider writing some more 3 page {cheesy} love letters
for awhile I wrote nice things on tags
but after reading that I don't think they are quite the same
granted those were fun and challenging to do
but...
 I've really slacked on love letters this past year...two years...or so...
really slacked...

I know there is a lot going around blogland about writing letters
but now I have an itch after finding that today to go write a love letter
on extra narrow notebook paper
{chuckle and smile}
as I know me mentioning extra narrow notebook paper will plant a smile on him too...

I think I may need some practice though
I feel rusty as of right now...
wish me luck!

13 comments:

MamaMonki said...

You make me want to go write a cheesy love letter for my hubby too. Why is it that as time passes we leave the cheesy love letter writing stage?

Tara said...

ahh that is cute, not sure If i have ever written the pool man a love letter, I think he would start laughing and ask me if i was serious! :) you go girl with your love...letters! love the sail letters too~

Jetta... said...

I am pretty sure you are the cutest thing on the planet!
I gave you an award on my blog...

Hope you have a great day!

Jetta

koralee said...

Ahhhhhh...I want to go dig out my husband's love letters to me now.. Thanks for this today my friend..hope you get to your sweet letter today. xoxoxo

Jules said...

I used to write tons of them back when we were dating. He actually kept all of them. That was 30 years ago. I don't think I could stand to read them now. I love the idea of writing one now that we are grown adults...

LuLu said...

The letters look fantastic!!!!
I was laughing reading your post... just found a box of love letters i wrote to my hubby when he was last deployed... oh my word they are hilarious.... I had to tuck them back or i would have been like you wanting to shred them and he would have been so upset. I was rather red in the face!!
xo,
LuLu

Laurie said...

I can't see you having ANY trouble writing a beautiful yet fun and silly love letter to your hubby! Oh, and by the way, where ARE those promised pictures of a redecorated bedroom? Pick up the laundry baskets (ha!) and take some pictures! :) Love ya!

Tracey said...

Martha you are just too cute!!! Cheese and coffee {and wine} are things I just can't do without either :) I love, love, love how the SAIL letters look!!! Fantastic! Hope your Summer is going good, I can't believe June is almost over!

Hugs ~

:) T

Jeanneoli said...

Old, cheesy love letters are the best...I know we have a bunch around here too.

Lissa said...

your sail letters look oh so fabulous. Do not destroy that letter! You must save it! You will love reading it again one day. After all, it's been around for 9 years already!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

You are hilarious.

I love the letters on the wall!! Beautiful.

Seizing My Day said...

my hubby and I met in person.. but got to know one another via email... one day he keeps sayin... he will print them and we will make a scrap book out of them... ha ha... I might just want that shredder! ;) I love love my coffee and morning hour to myself too.. with puppy lying here beside me as I type... the calm before the storm... birds chirping out my window.. lovely! time to go pour my second cup! =)

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Martha, I think your a great writer and always enjoy coming over to see what is going on with you. Great idea, I think we should all write our sweet one a special cheesy love letter.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Londen