Friday Free-For-All

Every good Friday deserves a healthy dose of randomness. And since I'm a people-pleaser, this post shall not disappoint.

* Keaton now loves baseball. Go figure. He swears it is the new batting gloves that we forked over $20 for. $20. For batting gloves. That equals at least 2 new pairs of flip flops for me. But I guess the gloves made of gold worked. During our game last night, he rocked it. And now we heart baseball again.

Hallelujah for fickle kids.

Booalujah for moms that have to put up with them.

*Kirk met me at the eye doctor this afternoon. Both of us were WAY overdue for our eye exams. I got the lecture from the doc about wearing my contacts too long. It's the same speech I get every time I see him. But, he doesn't get me. I leave my laundry in the washer until it sours, I leave the dishes in the dishwasher because I hate unloading it, and my family's dressers and closets are purely decorative because we live out of laundry baskets and suitcases that don't get unpacked. So why would he think that I would change out my contacts regularly? And he has a medical degree. Ha.

*I did get some awesome new glasses though. Like super cute glasses. I went for trendy....probably not the smartest idea ever...but I just couldn't resist brown and white stripes. I wanted the turquoise and chocolate ones, but Kirk scrunched up his nose at those. And since he was dropping $800 on our visit today, I decided to spare him the extra stress. But, gosh, they were cute. Like pedicured feet in flip flops cute.

*Kirk got new glasses, too. The glasses lady informed him that his face wasn't made for glasses. I'm not sure how you are supposed to take a comment like that. I don't think he took it very well, because he didn't find all my "Dog" jokes funny when he ended up with a pair from the Randy Jackson line of eyewear. Party pooper. I should have gotten the turquoise glasses.

*I think that I might be the only person in the blogosphere that is not a fan of the Google Reader. (Except for Lori....she agreed with me!) I get that the Reader is all about ease and speed and blah blah blah. BUT....it feels all sterile and operating roomish to me. Too white. Way too white. I like your headers. And your sidebars. And your cutesy fonts and colors. Some of you paid good money for those blog layouts....so, by golly, they should be seen. So...blog friends, know that I am a traveler to your actual site every day. Sometimes several times a day. Because I like seeing you....outside of the Google.

*Tomorrow night is Girls' Night Out!! Woo Hoo! I'm in much need of an estrogen fix. Don't know what we're going to do, and don't care. As long as no boys are invited or present.

*I'm still knee-deep in Darcy love. And I'm swooning. But not over the weird illustrations that are in my book. Because they make Mr. Darcy look like a very ugly transsexual. And there is nothing swoon-worthy about that. *I am dumping my stuff in a yard sale next weekend. Steph, Lisa, and I (along with some others) are pawning our junk off on others once again! I'm all for ridding my house of old crocheted placemats and the funky presents that are too weird to regift.....but, I despise getting ready for them. I can't stand cleaning out toy boxes, sorting through old clothes, and digging in the attic for out-dated Christmas decorations. It makes me nauseous just thinking about it. But so goes my schedule for tomorrow. Ick. That and the twelvity thousand loads of laundry that are taking over my laundry room. I can't even see my washer anymore, because it is hiding behind a large pile of dirty towels that I'm thinking may actually eat the children if left for one more day. I need a Tums.

*I've got another give-away up my sleeve. Because I'm a giver. And I had so much darn fun the last time, it is so time to do it again! But this time it is bigger. And better. Stay tuned....

So, I'm off to go to sleep. Just to wake up extra early in the morning. Wide eyed and bushy tailed. Only because it is the one day that I can sleep in.

Because so goes my life.


Tiffani said...

Booalujah?? THAT is THE funniest word I've ever heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just so you know, I wear my "disposable" lens 389% longer than their suggested time. For example, if they are really to be worn 4-6 weeks, I wear them, ohhhh, NINE months before I put in a new pair. Now, I do (obsessively) take them out each night..but I feel ya.

No boo's here--HALLELUJAH for NO.GOOGLE.READER. Every word you said was genius and soo right!! I was just on there yesterday saying "what IS the buzz about this!" Fonts, colors and headers--oh my!! Love them!

Lastly, please tell me the CPQ is exempt from this giveaway lest you girls have some conspiracy yet AGAIN...wait. She put you up to this didn't she...huh? huh?!!

Jennifer said...

I laughed at your 7th item on your list...IT'S TRUE!! So funny. Have fun doing laundry. Dare I say I have actually done all my laundry already?? HeHe! (I'm usually not caught up on it though so don't feel bad!)

Tiffani said...

OOPS...forgot to say YAY KEATON..hope the rest of the season stays smooth and easy w/o you having to drop $20 per game! :)

AND, sorry the illustrations make Mr. Darcy look like something from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" Go watch your video to remind yourself of the troof.

Seriously. I'm done.

Jim said...

Call it AMBSTER'S WORLD WORDBOOK! I mean just April alone could fill several pages with rib-ticklin' yada! With such pearls as regift, Twelvity, Swoon-worthy, roomish, booalujah, randomness, Mazillion, vampirey, Edward-less, crisis-y, obnoxiousness, Eastery, ginormous, list-y, shirtfully, uber-dramatized, doosey, randomosity, skillz, puney, morphed. Then fraseology like parenting cards, super motherly, and the phaithful yada, yada, yada mixed-in (yes, I know I threw in some of my own. I just couldn't help it.) Well, I believe you'd have a best seller. Right, friends?

By the way, this word study of April's Amb offerings was done with my heart, oh, I almost forgot. Heart is no longer limited to "noun-ness" but is a true "verby" word.

I do heart your blog, daughter.
And I heart you, too.

Carpoolqueen said...


Your dad.


Do you think he can leave something cute on my blog? I can't get my dad to remember his Facebook password, much less my URL.

And the clothes thing on Darcy? That's the only thing that makes me snort giggle a little. Especially on the A&E version in the wedding scene..

And I get fickle kids. One of my guys is dragged kicking and screaming to flag football ever Saturday morning. This is the same kid that has slept in his flag football jersey and worn it to school three days in a row now.

Mich said...

Great comment Dad! You had me smiling bright and early this morning!

Glad Keaton is back into "the swing of things." I know that makes things easier.

Have a great weekend! When you finish your mountain of laundry, can you come work on mine?!

Love ya!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

John and I both need new glasses...and interestingly, he is a fan of funky. But $800? I'm glad we have optical insurance. We dont' have dental,but our eyes are definitely covered.

Gretchen said...

I went for trendy glasses, too. Since I usually wear my contacts--and I see you do too. We have the same doctor, apparently, as well. The lecturer.

Lurve your randomness.

Lurve that your dad comments on your posts, and absolutely lurve that you get a night out.

Booalujah for your cute header and blog backgrounds. :) In my own defense of GR, I look to see the post and then click on in. Because I do things right.

Alison said...

I'm glad to know someone else who leaves contacts in way too long. I mean if you're going to pay that kind of money for them, and they're still in one piece, why not get your money's worth?

But I'm even worse about glasses. I soooo need a new pair b/c my prescription has changed, oh, about 4 times since I last got a new pair. If I ever run out of contacts (or get pink eye...ahem), I'm up a creek. I'll have a monster truck of a headache on the way no doubt.

And I'm sooo glad to hear the b-ball saga is over. I had a feeling he'd change his mind after being in a pouty mood for a few days.

Jessica said...

OMG, Amber, your style of housekeeping sounds so familiar! And I have only been a mom for 6 months! You crack me up. We need to get together the next time you come up to visit your 'rents. We can leave the boys with their grandparents and head to Branson to buy oodles and oodles of flip flops. 'Cause 10 years is waaaay too long when we're so much alike.

Lori Motl said...

Okay...it must be said...I heart your dad! How cool is that that he not only reads your blog, but he comments! No one in my family even reads mine, much less comments. I'm with CPQ. Dad, will you please leave fun comments on all of our blogs?

Yay for Keaton's rockin' new gloves! Yay for Keaton hearting baseball again.

Jennifer may need to be banned from making comments if she's going to brag about being caught up on laundry. That's just not fair...or she could come work on mine. That would make it all better.

Lori Motl said...

Oh yeah, and I didn't even know that google reader didn't display the cuteness of all of our blogs. Thanks for saving me the trouble of ever looking into it. That simply would not do!

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

So glad that Keaton swung the pendulum back....

and I'm so with ya on the Google reader...actually, I don't even understand it, nor have I tried...I just keep going to everyone's cute little pages...and I love it that way!

...and I too love that your dad comments on your blog..very sweet

...had an impromptu girls night Friday...while Mal was at Prom..me and a girlfriend went out...Mal actually beat me home!!

Glo said...

Wow! We have so much in common, except for the reading part. I hate to read....even if I did, I wouldn't have time. I need to meet you sometime. You are awesome!!! I love your words, especially twelvity thousand!LOL I really laughed out loud on that one!!!