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Monday, April 19, 2010

Random thoughts...


I have decided to re-name my blog. I picked the current name with zero thought whatsoever and I hate it! It is so generic. I am thinking of something like, "Welcome to Amandalandia, a suburb of Bandland". Still mulling that over...

We had beautiful weather in Eugene, Oregon over the weekend. My youngest daughter had her "friend" birthday party on Saturday. We went really low-key (and cheap - lol) and had a party at our house. I walked the kids to the park for an hour and then we walked back for cupcakes.

My seven-year-old (the birthday girl) is really a character. She has a dynamic personality - very charismatic. One of her school mates told me at the party that he was one of Bryn's minions. He seemed really pleased by the news. So I asked her later how many minions she had. She said she has four minions. I asked what being one of her minions means and she told me it means they get to follow her around and she gets to name them. I posted this story on Facebook and one of my friends suggested we call the minions her "Brynions" since my daughter's name is Bryn.

It takes a special kind of girl to have minions. It requires a certain level of confidence. I am pretty sure I've never been the sort of girl that would have them. My sister could have had minions. She's always been very charismatic. All my friends wanted to be her friends. Hell, all of my childhood boyfriends wanted to be her boyfriend too!

With the nice weather, I was able to get lots of activity in over the weekend. I mowed the lawn, weeded and planted some flowers. I also rode my bike to church Sunday morning. I walk my dog in the park every day so I did that too. I also bathed the dog and did my usual weekend house-cleaning. It was a nice weekend, but it wasn't very relaxing. Sigh. Maybe next weekend.

My food and eating has been pretty good, but I don't have much restriction so I feel like I am having to be really diligent. I had my last fill 3/31 so I am thinking of scheduling another one in the next couple of weeks.

10 comments:

workinprogress said...

Love it - so nice to see spunky kids with confidence!

Bonnie said...

I'll eventually need to rename my blog too. Right now it's Wishing and Hoping and Praying for a Band, but once I get the band, it won't make much sense, will it? I don't think I've had a relaxing weekend in quite some time. I am so looking forward to it getting warmer and opening our pool. It's nice being able to sit on the deck and drink a margarita (or 2) while the kids play in the pool. It's even more fun when we have other couples to hang out with. Anybody coming to Maryland or Pennsylvania during the summer should definitely give me a shout out because I'd love to have you over.

Jacquie said...

I was thinking of changing my blog name also but I thought it would be a big hassle. I'll wait to see what you do as I always let you do things first!

I made an appt with a doctor today for my first fill on May 3. Two weeks from today. How many fills have you had so far?

Jenny said...

I love that she is so confident!! Loved this story.

amandakiska said...

Jacquie - I've had one fill so far.

DawnB said...

LOL - minions! By the way I love the name Bryn :)

Derek and Mary said...

I loved the story! Your daughter sounds like a doll. Just a random thought, my husband and I want to retire in the Eugene area! We're actually taking a trip and driving to Seaside next week for vacation.

Tina said...

i changed mine after a while too...you dont have to change the address just he title..I like your ideas. We will have to get together one of these days.

Tina

Lonicera said...

How about just 'Amandalandia' alone, short and catchy, and gives you the freedom to use the blog for whatever you want in the future?? Anyway, your blog is very entertaining, whatever you call it!
Caroline

amandakiska said...

Mary - Seaside is beautiful, but I prefer the Coast mid-state. I am an hour from Florence, Oregon and there are several great tide pools and places where you can see sea lions and harbor seals in that area. Also the weather is better than the northern Oregon coast.

Tina - I'd love to get together. You inspire me so much with your progress. Carmen has talked about coming to Portland to visit her brother and I think we should have a little Oregon get-together when she does. Do you ever go to La Calaca Comalona on SE Belmont? That is one of my favorite PDX restaurants and I think it would be a perfect meeting place!