!!! and Summer Hours

June 23, 2010

I realize this post is a day early, but tomorrow is jam-packed with activity and I’ll be away from the computer pretty much all day (eek! The horror!)  So please forgive my prematurity!

The super-big !!! in my week hasn’t happened yet; true awesomeness begins Thursday and will carry on into next week. Here’s a taste of what !!! is coming up:

!!!–a six day visit from a dear friend; I’ll be picking her up Thursday afternoon.

!!!–benefitting from her expertise where my new toy is concerned:

!!!–celebrating a triple threat on Thursday–the birthdays of Mama, Dani and Ale! June 24 sure is blessed with births of amazing women!

!!!–getting ready to attend this awesome class on Monday and Tuesday. I hope to learn some new tricks.

That’s a lot of upcoming goodness, don’t you think?

Still we did have a few tidbits of early woo-hoo! this week:

!!!–realizing that this kid is almost an independent swimmer.

!!!–the Father’s Day picture Miss M. drew her daddy, where she signed her own name for the first time without help. We have mastered that pesky “r”!

!!!–watching Harryboy careen around, drunk on this stuff:

!!!–finding a treasured drawing of Miss D’s that I’d thought was lost forever.

With all of the Intentional Happiness** going on late in this week and into the next, please forgive the “summer hours” I’m going to be keeping. TKW has some skills to learn and some people to enjoy. I hope you have the same kind of !!! in your future.

** For more Intentional Happiness, visit BadMommyMoments and Momalom.

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen @ Motherese June 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Your !!! moments put a big smile on my face. I’m glad you have so much awesomeness coming your way. You deserve every moment of it!

(I love this series, by the way; why can I never seem to get my act together in order to play along? The world may never know…)


Contemporary Troubadour June 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Whee! More !!! Excited for you and that new toy and the class :)

I keep telling myself, “When I have time, I will get on this !!! wagon,” but time is thumbing her nose at me. Screw it, time to get a marker and paper … or maybe Post-Its. Yes.


Aging Mommy June 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Enjoy your special week with your friend and congratulations on your new camera – I just got my new toy and cannot put it down. The class you are going to be doing sounds amazing too. Have a wonderful week, can’t wait to hear all about it.


Phoo-d June 23, 2010 at 1:57 pm

It is definitely a big !!! week! I’m walking around the house packing right now with a big goofy grin on my face. Can’t wait!!!


Christine LaRocque June 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Hey June 24th is my birthday too! And my oldest son’s. Lots of !!!! to be had.


SuziCate June 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Love the self portrait! I have one my oldest drew and the family one the youngest did framed and hanging…I’m so weird!


Jane June 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Love your !!! It’s inspired me to participate again. Have a wonderful week – jammed packed with fun! And happy birthday to all your loved ones!


Wendi June 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Why can’t MD and CO be closer so that I could do fun things like the food and light class? Know who else has a 6.24 b’day? That would be me.

Enjoy your visit with Phoo-D.


Corinne June 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I feel so much lighter after reading your !!! moments :)


Shelley June 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I was going !!! when I saw you were paying $400 to do a food photography workshop! Do hope you’ll share what you learn!


Gibby June 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm

OK, how cool would it be to be a food photographer??? That’s right up there with a food critic, a dream job indeed.

Great !!!, Kitch!


Heather June 23, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Enjoy your new toy! They are SOOOOO much fun:) And enjoy your time with friends – there’s nothing quite like them! Great !!! today!


Ink June 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Congratulations on all the !!!s — couldn’t happen to a nicer person!!!


Anne June 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm

One more !!!, which is the new look of your blog. Sorry I’m just now checking it out…it looks fabulous. Very cool development and collaboration with this bloggy community!


theUngourmet June 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Congrats on your new camera! How exciting! I also love the pictures the works of art from your little ones! ;)


Amber June 23, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Oo I like your new camera. Have fun with it!


Maureen@IslandRoar June 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Oh, enjoy your summer hours, it looks like you’ve got lots of cool stuff happening!


MammaKerr June 24, 2010 at 7:41 am


I’ve found your lovely blog via the Six Degrees of Blogging meme and your blog was my final destination! (I clicked on a link here from Mommy Words.) Therefore I will be posting a short review of your blog later today!… :)

Sounds like you’ve got a full and busy week this week! Enjoy! :)



Mary Lee June 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

I LOVE IT!!! Big time!!!!

I can search for recipes by categories now? (You DID do this just for me, didn’t you?!)


~Laura June 24, 2010 at 9:34 am

That is some great goodness going on!!! Good for you, kitch. I have that same camera and a few classes came with the purchase. That was 2 Christmases ago. Still have not found the time to take the classes. Sigh. Your class sounds oh so awesome. I am jealous over here. Have a great time and report back to us!


Barbara June 24, 2010 at 10:42 am

Busy, busy! Good for you. Lucky you with a new camera!
All I can say is !!! back at ya!


CK June 24, 2010 at 11:38 am

Oh, TKW…your third daughter is just gorgeous. She has the most beautiful lens. And you’re getting a class AND a friend to teach you how to parent her correctly? So very !!!

Be good to her. Something tells me she’ll be easy to live with, and will fill your life with instant, one-sided gratification.


C @ Kid Things June 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm

That is one awesome camera! It seems like a great time to be busy, more things to photograph.


Rudri June 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I am in love with your camera !!!. Enjoy that visit with your friend.


Tiffany June 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Lots of !!! in da house!! Enjoy your !!! stuff coming up. :)


Kelly June 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm

The camera is awesome, but those drawings are amazing. Frame them!


Linda at Bar Mitzvahzilla June 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Looks great, TKW! Happy to see all these exclamation points, happy to see that they mean happiness.


Velva June 25, 2010 at 10:05 am

Love your new site! You are moving up to the big time :-)
Enjoy your summer hours-it looks like you have a lot of good things going on.

btw, the new camera rocks!


Belidna Munoz + The Halfway Point June 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I saw this the other day before I got sucked into a 4-hour long meeting offsite. I meant to say how goreous your independent swimmer is and how I can’t wait to see pictures of your concoctions with the new camera.

Thanks for for sharing your !!! and making me smile.


M @ Betty Crapper June 25, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Catnip! I love watching cats high on that stuff. Growing up we had lots of cats and would grow catnip outside for them. If we didn’t put cages around the catnip, the poor plants would never survive.

Can’t wait to see how your fantastic pictures improve with the new camera and awesome class you are taking. Have fun and learn lots.


Maria June 25, 2010 at 3:51 pm

That is one sweet looking camera, and lessons to boot? That is some serious !!!, friend.

Independent swimmers rock, don’t they? And that self portrait is too much !!!

Enjoy your weekend, unplugged, Kitch!


Privilege of Parenting June 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Planning a bit of !!! myself this weekend, but living rather than writing for the moment. Still, sending all good !!! to you and everyone else communing with the exuberant spirit of summer, love, friendship and fun.


faemom June 25, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Have fun with your friend and all the celebrating!


Amber June 25, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Hooray for !!! moments! Your new camera looks fabulous! Have fun with it!


Foodiewife June 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I’m trying to be nice. I’m struggling. A new camera AND a visit from Phoo-D royalty? I’m jealous. No, I’m not. Yes, I am. OK, I’m not, but I expect some dynamic blow-by-blows from you two on your adventures. That is, if you can post it without getting into too much trouble.


elizabeth June 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I am SEETHING with jealousy over your new toy. Seething, I tell you! :-)


becca June 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Love your !!! especially the self portrait and the new camera! So envious! And a big !!! for your new site. Looks amazing. Congrats on your new digs!


Stacia June 29, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Oh, how I do love watching my cat get high on catnip. It’s better than a good head-banging tantrum. !!! indeed.


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