Wednesday, July 20, 2011

random tidbits

No Tuesday Tunes post yesterday because I had to wake up at o'dark o'clock to get to the airport to pick up my son Matthew.  Some of you know he recently returned back to the States from Iraq but he is finally on leave and is home here in Maryland for a few weeks.

He surprised me when he came home at Christmas, which is no small feat. Have any of you watched Operation Homecoming on TLC??  What do you think? The commercials make me cry... I don't think I could get through an entire episode.  (Click the link to see a teeny tiny version of our homecoming moment.)

Matt will be heading to Afghanistan in January to participate in a pathfinder/recon mission.  He VOLUNTEERED for this assignment because he said he didn't feel like he got enough done in Iraq. Part of me is extremely proud of him and the other part of me wants to slap the living shit out of him.  (Sorry for the potty mouth, but sometimes there are no other words that fit.)  So those of you who pray for our troops, please keep him (and my heart) on your lists.

Though this quote is for all of us, it is a reminder for some one special in my life who is going through a rough time.  Hang in there... we'll get through these days together.

What is it about London designer Orla Kiely that we all love so much?  Her use of simple, bold images makes me want to buy everything of hers I see.  Thanks to Target for making her merch so accessible (and affordable!). I am currently sporting this bag as my summer catch-all thanks to an awesome deal I got from Swirl.  It's pretty much perfect for me... coffee-themed, gigantic and orange.  What would your prefect bag look like?

Even though it's Wednesday and not Tuesday (you didn't think I'd let you off the hook that easy, did you??) here is a tune I am LOVING right about now.  If you don't already know Foster the People, do yourself a favor and check them out NOW! 


  1. Oh, it must be rough to have a son in active duty. I get all stressed out about little things like when my sons' friends don't treat them comparison!

  2. Ok, the "surprise" video made me cry! My son, K, and my hubby both were in the Air Force. I know about deployments and being scared for your loved ones.

    By the way, I'm following you now from a blog hop. Hope you'll follow back. I look forward to your posts!

  3. I love that quote! Gonna have to steal it...:) Sorry about the deleted comment I posted my comment in the wrong place...

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  5. Hi! Lifting Matt up with prayer! I am a new GFC follower from the Thursday Blog Hop! I would love for you to stop by to say hi & return follow! :)

  6. I'm sure you're enjoying having him home - you must be so proud of him. That's such a lovely quote by A.A.Milne, I've never heard it before, so I've noted it down here.

    Have a lovely afternoon,

  7. it was nice reading about you ~ We'll pray for you and your son! I get that you just want to slap him and make him stay home! My son is only 5 and he's been at grandmas all summer and I JUST WANT HIM BACK! I know, its different, but I can just imagine my feelings x 1000000! Enjoy him while he's home!


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