if you popped in to visit with us, (and yes, i'd totally love to have each of you over for coffee:)...you might find...
the four of us impressing each other with our
Niamh's pet elephant, 'Peanut', and manatee, 'Boone,' taking up the entire couch in our bedroom (they are real, my friends, and need to be "comfortable." the elephant alone is 5 feet long.:)
Phil and Philly having a catch in the living room
a mess. or two. or 25.
dishes in the sink. you know, i've never EVER owned a dishwasher. not once in my whole life!
bottles of water everywhere. it's like we are stuck in the movie Signs. at least if an alien ever breaks into our house, we will be prepared for him.
Phil would definitely ask if you wanted a cup of tea or coffee from his new coffee-maker. he is in love with this machine.
candles. i love lighting candles. my kids love to blow them out when i walk out of the room:).
i might invite you to a girls movie night over at my sister's house around the corner. during last night's movie I ate two HUGE pieces of carrot cake. kinda wish she wouldn't bake at all when i go over...because i cannot pass up her goodies!! must have gained 7 pounds over night!
i'd tell you that i am trying to feel peaceful. my word for the year. but it is hard for me. i'm glad i have an entire year to work on this.
Niamh would say something funny. because she is just hysterical. intentionally hysterical. i.e., today she told us her new line, "you just scared the hiccups out of me." pretty good, huh?!
Philly would say something funny, too. but he wouldn't mean to:). he is just so by-accident-funny:). i.e., tonight I put him in long-johns for bed. he told me, "i call them 'long' cause they are so long on me. and 'johns'...cuz...they look like johns!!" (what does that even mean?? he is so cute!)
you might find Storage Wars on TV (like. this moment:). or re-runs of Modern Family. or a Knicks game. oh, or Good Luck Charlie. (i admit it. sometimes i put that show on and i'm the only person awake in the house.)
Philly is probably somewhere attached to my body. he is such a snuggler.
Niamh will be with her dad if Philly is with me. she likes to make sure everyone feels loved.
i'd tell you that i turn 32 on Saturday (eep!) and that, for the first time EVER, Phil has NOT given me my present early:). (the guy cannot stand to wait until the special day. but, so far so good.)
i'd tell you that i am a total hypochondriac^2. my doctor just laughed at me today. told me to get out of her office and go enjoy the sunshine:). (i am Elaine in the Seinfeld episode where she is THAT patient!)
my kids would pop out of the bedroom at least once after i put them to bed. either to go potty. get one more drink of water. or one more hug. the last one is my favorite reason:).
i'd tell you that I'm working hard to be better at friendships. i'm really terrible at returning phone calls and making the time to do things with others. but i am working on it. little by little:).
Phil would make you feel at home. he is good at chit chat. i tell him he is charming;). that's why all the ladies love him. specially this one:).
oh. and you'd see how excited i am about going out to lunch with him tomorrow. he's taking me because i reached 1000 followers this week! he's that on top of things, girlfriends!:)
And i hope you'd feel like you had spent time with a true friend. and her family. even if the house is a little messy and the kids a little loud and my hair
you'll have to take us up on it sometime:).
Phil really does make a mean cup of Jo:).
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