June 10, 2010

If you haven’t heard about this brilliant, vanguard idea, Intentional Happiness, I suggest you go to BadMommyMoments and Momalom to see what all the fuss is about!

Things haven’t been smooth sailing around these here parts, but that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been some things that have made me feel !!! this week.

This cheeky watering can, bought for the bargain price of $12.99. Just looking at him makes me smile. I adore everything frog.

That there’s someone else in the house who loves Harriet the Spy as much as her mama does. Plus, her penmanship is already better than mine.

That the weather outside has been so glorious that the girls forget about things like this:

To go out and do this:

A packed suitcase and a weekend away, visiting a dear friend and being able to cuddle her newborn son, Butterbaby. I’m going to unplug this weekend and cherish the time, because long walks with a friend who knows my cold, black heart and loves me anyway? And the smell of a delicious baby? Definitely !!!

I’ll be back on Tuesday, hopefully with stories to share. I hope, dear readers, that your weekend is full of joy and laughter.

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine June 11, 2010 at 4:43 am

A friend who knows our heart, that really is !!! There is never enough of that to sustain us is there? Enjoy!

And for the record, we might not be able to be friends anymore because you adore frogs.


Jennifer June 11, 2010 at 5:25 am

Sweet new baby, yum!!!


Wendi June 11, 2010 at 5:26 am

Enjoy the time away. Rest, relax, and recharge. It's hard freaking work being the Kitchen Witch!!!


Velva June 11, 2010 at 5:29 am

Enjoy your time away! "butter baby" I love that term. I am stealing it, from now on too. I am heading to my nieces baby shower-love babies, but still glad that it is not me who is receiving the Baby Einstein jungle gym (laugh).


Phoo-D June 11, 2010 at 5:31 am

What an adorable frog! Your garden looks great too =). Have a wonderful weekend away. You deserve it!


Pines Lake Redhead June 11, 2010 at 5:48 am

Enjoy your unplugged weekend, new baby smell, and lots of !!!


BigLittleWolf June 11, 2010 at 5:59 am

That half eaten donut looks damn good to me right now. But the idea of a new baby to visit? Even better!!! Have fun!!!


Gibby June 11, 2010 at 6:08 am

Have a fantastic weekend, Kitch!


SoccerMom June 11, 2010 at 7:18 am

LOVE the frog.

PS I tagged you!


Cheryl June 11, 2010 at 7:28 am

Aww..butterbaby..no better smell in the world than a newborn. Enjoy!


Sherri June 11, 2010 at 7:32 am

Awesome. Love those moments in which the kids find their own bliss and we can enjoy an actual warm cup of coffee or something. Ah… the little things. Have a great time with your friend.


Cathy June 11, 2010 at 7:44 am



elizabeth June 11, 2010 at 8:13 am

I need an index card with "!!!" on it post-haste. I hope things smooth out soon for you TKW, and enjoy cuddling with ButterBaby!


Corinne June 11, 2010 at 9:17 am

Have a wonderful time!!! And I love that watering can :)


Sarah June 11, 2010 at 9:55 am

Thank you, sweetie. It's been a rough week over here and I barely pulled together my own !!! post…so knowing that YOU managed it makes me feel fuzzy inside. And that watering can makes me smile. Seeing a half-eaten donut makes me smile. A packed suitcase however? I'll be honest. I wish it were MINE! And I wish I were on a plane on my way to you! That would be some serious !!!


Mama Zen June 11, 2010 at 9:58 am

That watering can is just the cutest!


ck June 11, 2010 at 10:13 am

TKW – thank you so much for these wonderful !!!s

I hope you have a great weekend with your man and Naptime and Butterbaby and Peanut. OH, and while you're gone, please feel free to instruct your girls to send me any unattended donuts. No need to let that !!! goodness go to waste.


WhisperingWriter June 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Ack, I could never leave a donut behind. I'd have brought it out with me.


Juliana June 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Oh! The frog is so cute :-) Enjoy your weekend!


Barbara June 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Have a lovely time and either forget all your worries, or pour them in your good friend's ear. If she loves you, she won't mind. Sharing will help.
I'm going to steal your watering can while you're away.


Aging Mommy June 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Love the watering can and picture of your girls, what a fabulous view you have from your yard too.

Enjoy your weekend away!


K(Banterings of a Basketcase) June 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm

aww- have fun! I love the picture of running in the sprinklers with an umbrella- LOl
and I know a butterbaby- his grandma calls him chub-a-lub. I love the smell of baby!(clean diapered baby, that is)


Maria June 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Wishing for you safe travels, wonderful conversation and relaxing, all the sweet baby smell you can inhale and hugs, friend!

Plus your !!! made me so, so happy!


Bryan June 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Hope things are cool TKW Have a great weekend with your bud! Relax it seems like you need it.


Heather B June 11, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Enjoy your weekend getaway. Sounds like you need it:) Babies seem to make all troubles melt away:)


Lyndsey June 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Aww..what a great post!!! Have a great time!!!


Jen June 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Enjoy your weekend…that for sure is a !!!


theUngourmet June 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm

These things are all so very nice! I used to call my daughter butterbaby when she was a baby. ;)


Maureen@IslandRoar June 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Sounds like a weekend made in heaven! Take a big baby whiff for me.
Love that photo of your kids outside.


naptimewriting June 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

I don't mean to rain on your parade, or anything, but this particular baby came without the baby smell. Oh, he has that delicious milkbreath, but his head kind of smells like grownup head. And his feet? Honestly rather teenage boy-ish. Disappointing. ADORABLE and grinning constantly. But not yummy smelling.
The willing ear and open heart, though, are yours for the duration, trip or no trip.
Just bring that donut. Sure, ck deserves it, but she cares what she looks like and I'm beyond help. So bring it.


Ink June 11, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Have a safe and wonderful trip! Loved your !!! items. That frolicking daughter picture is especially adorable.


Mrs.Mayhem June 12, 2010 at 4:12 am


Enjoy your weekend, and that deliciously sweet newborn.


~Laura June 12, 2010 at 5:34 am

Enjoy your weekend! New babies always bring a lot of !!!


tasteofbeirut June 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm



Linda Pressman June 12, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I'm sure you don't have a cold black heart, TKW but I'm sure it feels a little dank in there to you right now. I know, mine does too. Nothing like a friend who can read your mind and get to the heart of the matter.


Camilla Baker June 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm

!!!- I am having one of these weeks too.
Please have a drink for me and enjoy those beautiful warm newborn baby snuggles x


Tiffany June 13, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I'm hoping to join in the !!! party soon too. Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your friend!!


Fresh Local and Best June 13, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I hope you have tons of fun playing with the newborn. Babies do smell incredible don't they?!


Amber June 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Hooray for newborns! Plenty of !!! moments, dear!


SuziCate June 14, 2010 at 8:23 am

I love anything froggy, too. Cute watering can!


evaevolving June 14, 2010 at 9:14 am

I love these !!! posts – totally inspiring and heart warming. That picture of your girls in the yard makes me smile! Ahh, the days of summer vacation.
I hope you got more than the recommended daily serving of newborn baby this weekend!


Lindy June 14, 2010 at 9:30 am

I love that the "l" in journal is continued onto the next line.

I hope you were able to fill your cup back up this weekend.


theycallmejane June 14, 2010 at 5:06 pm

You deserve an amazing weekend! Love the pics and can't wait to hear stories when you return!


Shelley June 15, 2010 at 9:09 am

? Cold black heart? I don't believe it.


C. Troubadour June 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Delighted that you got some !!!

If I had a notecard handy, I'd draw !!! on it and take a picture of it with this post :)


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