Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy Anniversary to US!

The Happy Couple

Oops, wrong couple!

Here they are!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Got my Creative JUICES Going






Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Table Talk

Eating dinner as a family and my 9 year old son pipes up with this one:

HIM: Oh yeah, my friend told me today that he saw two people at the park 'making out'.

audible gulp - (I'm pretty sure it came from me)

The conversation that followed was quick and filled with a lot of snickering (most of which came from my 12 year old son - you know the kind that goes on nervously and TOO long).

By now my 7 year old daughter has repeated the phrase 'making out' more times than I'm comfy with and I'm singing the 'la-la-la-la' song only I can't get it to come out of my mouth, and they ALL keep talking about 'making out' in the park - I need to make this STOP. I know, I'll change the subject - think of something MORE interesting than M.O. (I just can't type it again).

So I blurt out to my 12 year old boy 'So how's sewing class going?' Another round of giggles this time, my dh and everyone is hurting from all the laughter. Oh and YES, my ds does have sewing in middle school this year (not by his choice, but still).

As if on cue, my 18 year old walks in from work and looks at us all like we've grown two heads. Hmmm, I get that a lot lately. I explain that he's missed a very interesting conversation and try to leave it at that.

My oldest feigns disinterest (again this happens a lot ) by making some typical 'I don't care' type of comment to his brother. To which the 9 year old pipes up with, Oh you're just jealous because two people were making out in the park and YOU want to try it.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

She makes me giggle

Pink girl comes to me this morning and THIS is the conversation that ensued:

PINK: Mom, where are the tonsils?

ME: Sorry, what?

PINK: (a little less sure of her choice of words now) You know -- the wooden ton....(trails off uninteligibly)

ME: LOL because the word tonsils finally registered and I'm realizing she has no clue what word she's searching for (thought that only happened to me).

PINK: nevermind and goes over the toaster trying to remove her breakfast waffle from it. She's fishing around in the drawer and I finally have an epiphany.

She's looking for the TONGS!

giggle - snort!

Monday, August 25, 2008

When did it become okay?..............

.........for teens to work at retail stores with everything pierced and/or their midriff showing?

First of all, let me just say I am not a prude (at least I don't think I am) but as I (ahem) 'mature', I wonder if I might have a different perspective on this. And if you think I'm just being a prude, well - then -- just respect your ELDERS!! LOL

I went to my local Target today and the girl behind the C/S desk had a LOT of facial piercings. Now, I've seen more than she had before on other people -- it's just that for some reason -- today -- in the middle of Target -- it seemed way out of place. I cannot NOT stare at the lower lip studs -- oh, and she had something in one of her brows as well, in addition to the multiple ear studs on each ear. I guess it's not the worst thing kids can do, although I do think we're gonna have an entire generation of old folks with sagging piercing holes one day LOL (there's a nice picture huh?). I remember seeing another kid at Target last Christmas who had one of those ginormous dime-sized holes in his earlobe. I'm told they're called gauges. Yup, could stick my pinky through his ear if I so desired. Couldn't not stare at that one either. Okay, so then there was lil' miss chicka at the register who had a good 3 inches of midriff showing between her 'official' Target Burgundy tight fitting shirt and her low riding hip (well below the hip) hugging pants. Mr. Target! Don't you have a dress code for your employees? It's not the first time I've noticed this at retail stores. But c'mon - this isn't Hollister, Abercrombie or even Victoria's Secret! This is midwestern, middle of soccer mom country, grab myself a Starbucks in the front of the store -- and then proceed to buy everything from groceries to electronics -- TARGET!!!

So what do ya all think? Am I over-reacting when I say that the young man cashiering at register 8 shouldn't be losing drool over the t-shirt (I mean lovely young lady) working register 7? Should the customer service (she's probably made manager already) chick with a pincushion for a face be allowed to wear all of that to work? BTW, do those set off metal detectors? Just wondering.

Maybe this is bothering me b/c I have a teen boy, and I feel teens are already exposed to enough images on TV, advertising, myspace, the Internet, etc. without HAVING to see it in person too. Maybe I'm just jealous and I miss having a tight midriff, instead of the muffin top I'm sporting. Maybe I've become (ackckckckckck) too old to understand THAT generation?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Luau Party

Don't think I posted these here.
If I did already, I forgot
I'm getting forgetful in my old age
Don't make fun of me
Seriously, stop laughing

My DN (Dear Neighbor) brought these arrangements made from her own garden (see why she's dear?)

That's MR. Tiki Guy to you

And his cousin

Other Mr. Tiki Guy

The sign that most people ignored (sigh)

Which reminds me (must shampoo carpets)

TDF Cake from

The Cakery

Devil's Food w/buttercream frosting and fresh strawberry filling

I know you didn't ask, I just wanted to make you drool

Lil Miss Diva doing her best Paris Hilton with my cousin

Even the deck was DECKED out for the occasion

Friends just having fun

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Random no particular order

Boiled some...

Painted Some...

Got a new cut...

Spent a lot of...

On higher education

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Mary Poppins has NOTHING on us!

So we purchased this great Big GINORMOUS party tent. Perfect for escaping the sun or any possible rain that might appear at the party.
It was wonderful!

We were waiting to take it down until we found a good storage solution.

Tornados (no touchdowns) and 60 mph winds visited us last night
And our neighbors unwillingly 'borrowed' our tent

The above photo shows part of the frame (on the right) on their parkway where it originally landed. The canopy (still attached to the rest of the frame on the left) landed in their TREE. The following gusts of wind released it from their tree and it headed straight for their front door and windows! Fortunately, nothing was damaged and it remained here until the storm passed and we could assess the damages and take it back across the street to our yard.

This is what's left of it. This is in our yard this morning.

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