Monday, April 19, 2010

Look what Honey got me! It's Nookie time!

It is our anniversary. I am cooking Honey a special meal, that smells lovely right now! I will post about it later, if it is a success. Success being determined by the faces my kids make at the time, and how many people threaten to throw up. Pretty standard really.
But as far as anniversary special-ness goes. I never even took a shower today! But I did walk two miles and dedicate it to Honey. Because I know deep in my soul, he'd prefer me part with more than a few pounds!
So he actually got me a gift! Color me surprised! Well actually shocked!
He got me a Nook! It's the eReader by Barnes and Noble.
I can read continuously and have spent a large fortune on books. This will be my new lover! Hence the word Nook?
Maybe I can show Honey a little lovin' between Chapter one and two?
Conditions are perfect! It's not a diamond anniversary band, but endless supply of books comes in a close second!

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I need a break!

This is sorta where I am. The North Carolina pollen has taken me hostage. My nose is drippier than a teething baby! My eyes are so swollen, eyeliner is all guess work.
My CVS Pharmacy man is  my hero, because he sent me home with stuff that helps a little and makes me one step closer to human.
I have been waking up at three am, so miserable. But I have found that if you take your 24 hour claritin-D at 3 am, the alarm clock is not so annoying.
I am off to run errands, and sneeze at strangers. Then back to my sewing. I am in the middle of making two Indian outfits. I mean like Eastern Indians. Festive sari's. My daughter is presenting India at international day. And it is all about the dress for her.
Have a great day, and then I have lots to catch up with you all!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Okay this is funny ... to me!

This is a video made at a hospital in Georgia. I think it was just a promotional fun thing that they did. My brother in law is a highlighted dancer in this clip. But I won't tell you who and protect his identity.

What is even funnier to me is that my husband interviewed here.
If he would have taken the job and were part of this, I think I would die right now!
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I am a rule follower!

Disclaimer, because my Mom will read this!
I am TOTALLY a rule follower! I learned from my youth and am insisting to my kids that we follow rules. I gripe to myself (often), and to a select few.
But we follow rules.
BUT, I can't stand when others don't. And without regard!
People set up guide lines and standards. I follow them.
Parking pattern? There I am in the endless circle of hell...!
Everyone else breaks them....I say, "That is not how we behave!"
As God is my witness I will raise my kids to follow rules, and naturally!
Well... wouldn't you know it, the rare few times I express my frustration . (Because, well I blog, because I am pretty spineless.)
But I get up the nerve to share my concerns. (Wasn't that politically correct?)
And I get this.
And this...

I guess I'd rather suck it up than be a tattle tail or a whiner baby?

What about you?

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Monday, April 12, 2010

The Heat is getting to us all!!!!

Why am I in a bad mood?
Could it be that the other team is kicking our butts? 
Or, is it because despite being 90 degrees,
 I have a sweater vest on? 
(Still cute though!)

Pretty obviously, the only shade in town!

And finally,
She chose to dress this way for grocery shopping and is not on her way to the breakfast club or the filming of a hair band video.
(Angel baby always helps mommy with the groceries!
 She's a genuine sweetie pie!)
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It's a miracle!

MY Charlotte Bobcats are going to the playoffs!
And WHO has playoff tickets?
Honey and I!
In fact we have been so preoccupied by all the excitement, we completely forgot we had an anniversary coming up. He got an email reminder this morning.
Thank you blackberry! 
If you look in the picture of Rufus up there, there is a bald black man sitting behind the microphone. That is Big Pat. He is the voice of the Bobcats. I met him at a restaurant, and YES, I made him call out my name as though I were a player.
So I can check that off my bucket list!
"And playing for your Charlotte Bobcats!
 M-M-M- Mama Drama!"
(crowd goes wild!)
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Check out this other site!

I read this blog everyday, because she cracks me up!
Check out her post today. 
It reminded me of this shirt I saw.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

A Taste of our Spring Break and Easter!

Spring break:
First of all the weather was unbelievable. It was 93 degrees on Saturday in South Carolina. It didn't take long for these things to show up.
Yes, scantily clad children, just begging for a sunburn. What they find so fascinating about gazing in to the pollen polluted water, escapes me.

Always bring you own life guard. 
She acts like she is on high alert any time someone enters the water. But the truth is, she can barely swim, herself.
She can act concerned though, she is good at that!

Don't these kids remember seeing snowflakes last spring break?
Do they not notice me in my hoodie, ever ready for the severe weather to roll in?
I guess not. I probably look like some homeless person... with a camera. 
(How creepy!)

When sunscreening your fair haired boy, if you don't achieve a "full Billy Idol" his scalp will not be protected!


It's not that we strive to be different, we just don't like to do the same old boring thing.
  Unusual gifts in the Easter baskets always make it funner.
The fake, stick on nails were a big hit. The best nails in church! I have never seen my girls talk with their hands so much.
The girls got tu-tu's in their Easter baskets (party bags).
Tu-tu's are not just for the youngsters any more. 
And yes she has shorts on underneath!

The tu-tu's came in handy because we absolutely insist 
that our kids dress up to go golfing. 
My sister and I wore ballgowns!
We actually wore flapper dresses!
Kidding again!

Did you notice her purple golf ball?

Notice her pink golf ball?
Our kids didn't hunt for eggs on Easter morning.
No! They hunted for colored golf balls!
We actually just forgot to make eggs, and they were getting golf balls any way!
Golfing with a load of kids is miserable when everyone uses a white ball. They each have their own color now, and it is so much better.
Besides, if they didn't find all of the eggs balls, they weren't going to rot and smell bad.
AND, they so definitely needed the practice hunting down their balls!
Never forget to dress up your man too!
This kid is so cool!

Strange Relatives:
There never fails to be a few, whom just can't handle the camera. It brings out the worst.

Then again, what brings out the worst in my Dad, is any opportunity to irritate my Mom.
Now my brother on the other hand...
When asked to pose with his god-daughter, 
immediately jumped into the suspicious, profile mugshot pose.
I think I need to talk with him later.

And why lay on a couch when a well padded Pap-Pap is so much better.
And finally
Lesson Never Learned:
1. No helmet!
2. No shoes!
3.  Eating popsicle while boarding around!
4. Broke her arm on that very rip-stick, 
at this very same place, during spring break last year!
5. No common sense!
I did however, have the great pleasure of digging a huge splinter out of her foot later that day!
It was huge!
It was awesome.
And I never said I told you so!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thirsty Thursday! (Not that I can get anything else done!)

Spring break has been a blur
My girls abandoned me to go to Georgia to my sisters house. They never looked back. I thought, "Gee, this will be great. Quality time with my son and I will get a ton of stuff done!"  NOT! 
Laundry.... not!
Unpacking... not!
Cleaning the house... not!
Groceries... not!
Out to dinner with Daddy and doing manly things 24/7?
To celebrate Easter, we should celebrate by doing all things, manly! ??
There is a reason why the Masters is right after Easter??
Manly, right?
SO we went to dinner tonight and had this lovely concoction. And in honor of my friend at

I give you
'Here ya go!
The Oyster Shot!
A plump and lovely oyster, adorned with cocktail sauce and a touch of tabasco, swimming in a little bath of vodka!
It's an appetizer and it's a cocktail! 

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday (Well... you know me, there will be SOME words!)

Okay, this is NOT an ad for Latisse!
It is a cry for the cruel and unfair advantage that a fair haired, 
blue eyed, 8 year old, BOY gets the Mac Daddy eye lashes!
If we put mascara on them, he'd look like a drag queen!
But I won't, because that would be wrong and he would be scarred for life!
But I want to! 
But I won't!

And I have loads of pictures and stuff to say about Easter, but the slave driver called "Me", says I have to unpack and do laundry first!
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Friday, April 2, 2010

My apologizes to all!

Oh how I would love to read and reply to all of my fav blogs and some of my bloggy BFF's fav blogs. 
However... there is no rest for the wicked.
 (Sorry, I just heard "Cage the Elephant" in my head for a minute! I should be glad that is the only thing I heard in there. I have a full day ahead of me.)
I still have a mountain of laundry from last weekends trip out of town. And various other things to get done before we hit the road again in 45 minutes.
So don't quit on me!
I will be back next week, to sit and read and comment for a good long time every day for the rest of Spring break!
Unit then....
Keep it real!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thirsty Thursday!

Go see what Thursday is all about at

As for me? I have had quite a day...

My day has been typically busy. Running about from hair appointment to grocery to Sam's Club to home to meet pest man, (because the ants in my kitchen need to go!) to school to soccer game to home for dinner with the parents to parents to help them load furniture into a truck.
Complicated by: Honey's "mid-life-crisis car" getting a flat. Lord knows it needs extra T.L.C. to get that tire taken care of. So I needed to cart Honey around to various activities. But he did find time to go hit golf balls while I remained in a frenzy. AND... get this... in the MIDDLE of Sporty's soccer game, he tells me he needs a ride to go pick up Baby! (Baby is the damn car's name!)
Okay.... Sporty's team won their first game. Yay!!
A sweet girl who dates my son, now and again, drove Honey to get his car.
I glared at Honey all during dinner.
I demanded a Martini!
Now I am going to pack because I am going to the lake tomorrow with the kids.
Honey has his "silly job" to do, and may or may not golf and/or go to the Bobcats game tomorrow night. (Tough life....I know!)
As for me, I will be sitting on the back deck tomorrow evening, observing God's majesty in form of birds singing to me as the sun sets!

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

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