Tuesday, December 22, 2009
We get to Terrell and used directions from Mr. Plantfreak to go to the mall. The outlet mall. That just won't do. So, off we go to Rockwall. They have to have a shopping mall, right? No. I had things to get at Michael's and asked a lady for suggestions. She was very nice and gave me completely off the wall directions. Even with two sets of eyes we never found the streets she said to use.
I had an idea to call Mr. Plantfreak. I didn't say it was a good idea though. He told me I was going in the wrong direction and to turn around. He would be wrong. Several strangers later, we made it to the mall and Cody was in skater clothes heaven.
As we were driving home- we ran into another shopping mall. Really, now we're just finding them by accident. It was 8 o'clock when we got home-we left at nine that morning. But hey, Cody is stylin' and that's all that matters.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Since November I have sold 59 dozen cookies (I've made way more). It just kind of snowballed and I love it when people have happy tummies.
Cody turned 16 this past Tuesday. It's killing me, I want that cute little toddler that loved getting hugs from Mommy and looked at everything with curiosity and wonder.
AJ turned 15 on Friday. We went out to eat and it was actually enjoyable!
I'm still scrambling to get presents in the mail, get outfits for our out of town trip, clean house, blah,blah,blah!
I worked at the paying job and let me tell you the crazies are out! I had a lady trying to read me bible verses on the phone (she called looking for a pomegranite tree).
I had two different people come in and want to buy pieces of a plant, not the whole thing, just a piece. That's called pinching and you do it when no one is looking. Jeesh.
But really, the cookies are what have done me in. Mark says I'm in the wrong business. Maybe I can open a bakery, hmmmm....
Friday, December 4, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
I got to spend the day with Sheila and her family and I truly enjoyed it.
Mark got to watch football for most of the day while we were there.
One of the families that came in (not needy but in need of Thanksgiving food) had a budding magician in the midst and he got up and entertained everyone. He was pretty dang good too.
We got to see a new area of Tyler and a new lunch spot.
It all evened out.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
My friend Sheila's son has a restaurant in Tyler and he thought it would be a good idea to open the doors to those who might not otherwise celebrate. I thought that was pretty selfless. It's a cute little place, and I've heard nothing but good about the food since it opened.
We arrived promptly at 10:30 and met Sheila's family, looked around, and waited for the doors to open. The news crew arrived and Hank (the owner) was tickled to death about that. Since it was early and no one had shown up yet, the news crew did interviews. They interviewed Hank, myself, and Cody.
That night on the news they showed the "interviews". Our 2 minute interviews were cut down to a 5 second sound bite. I was made to look like one of the needy, and Cody's only statement was "I love stuffing".
Not many people showed up, the boys were bored to tears and AJ pouted about there not being any food he liked until Hank made him a burger. Yep. WE all learned valuable lessons. Aj learned that pouting to strangers works, Cody learned that comments to news crews like " this was all my Mom's idea, it it was up to me I would at home playing X-box" mortifies his mother. I myself learned to run like hell when camers show up! Lest I resemble the homeless again.
In fact, the only person to improve was Mr. Plantfreak...he called his mother and his oldest daughter on the same day without my nagging. I don't think that has ever happened before.
Like I said, "No good deed..."
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Any tips on how to survive?!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I cannot wait to dig in and try some of the techniques in here!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I have started Christmas shopping though, sort of. I had to hammer out some details with an artist. I don't mean to be so vague but that person reads the blog. Now if the money for all that will just sprout on one of my trees!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Oh my goodness, that hair!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Patrick turned out the best. Of Course I melted the first one and dropped the second one, so third time is the charm!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is it but in red.
I just hope he doesn't end up looking like this.
Oh. Might be too late.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The planter itself is about $300 so you won't see me doing this at home.
Monday, October 12, 2009
"Girl, I pooped last night and it was turrible!"
Surely I heard that wrong...
"I lost at least 2 pounds"
Ewwww, no I didn't. The 20 other people in the gas station heard it too.
And then she tried to give the two young guys in line the "Hey Hey" look. Girl,...don't do that.
People are just weird.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
are you ready?....
a '69 Camaro (vintage blue with white stripes), or a purple Ferrari!
Dream on Little Man, Dream On.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Click on the picture to see the details. It's pretty cool. I'm going to help her set things up in November for the shower so I'll post tons of pics. It should be one awesome shindig!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Mr. Plantfreak found this website called People of Walmart. It's where people have taken pics of other outrageous people and have posted them. It has always amazed me what people will wear in public. I mean, I know I'm not a glamour queen, but I am at least presentable and covered up when I go out.
Just take a peek. You will be shocked, amazed, dumbstruck, and on occasion, grossed out. Mr. Plantfreak and I plan to go on Photo Safari at our walmart and see if there are any characters that deserve to be posted. If you look at the locations of all the crazies, you will see that most of them are in Texas!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Kid sick...other kid sick...
kids better but hubby sick...
I'm sick...gotta go to work....
Need to blog...Gotta cook dinner...
That seems to be my week! Add to that Phyllis had her last day at the paying job. No more Phyllis! I'm so sad I can't stand it. We talk every day so I'm sure I'll muddle through.
I was supposed to work at Mr. C's ranch to plant his Fall veggies but with over 4 inches of rain that is not going to happen. Maybe next week.
Gotta clean kitchen...Gotta wash clothes...it never ends!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Roll Tide Roll!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I called AJ from the paying job and asked him to water plants. "I already did. And I weeded some of the plants."
"I also did some dishes in the kitchen"
Now I'm wondering what happened to that grunting neanderthal that gets angry when I tell him to do a chore. I asked him what he wanted because I suspected an ulterior motive.
"I don't want anything, I just felt like doing chores"
I hear the soundtrack from Twilight Zone and now I'm REALLY scared!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Let's start with her ball playing! Notice the baseball? My boys don't play baseball (but the neighbor's boy does).
Now let's move on to the craters she dug all over the yard. To be fair though, the other dogs have helped quite a bit.
Remember Devil Dog and the greenhouse? Well, she moved on to the irrigation system that Mr. Plantfreak set up. We had to remove the entire thing!
This is our kitten Jasper I found in the woods with DD covered in slobber and mud. He took three days to recuperate. DD said she was just playing. Hmph!
Here is the first shoe DD brought home. I don't even know where there is a little girl around here. DD is such a dang thief!
And yet another one! Not to mention the men's sandal that I found down the driveway. My friend Priscilla says I should put out a lost and found box at the end of the driveway. Good idea but then they will know who took their stuff. DD just might get herself shot one of these days!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Last night was the second night of Project Runway and the talent is amazing! Even the people they sent home were really good, just a little bizarre. Last night, the designers had to design a maternity outfit for a celebrity (Rebecca Romjin). Malvin, who was sent home, took the concept of fertility to the avian route. He designed a top that alluded to a mother hen and resulting egg. Sorry, I couldn't find a picture. Poor Malvin, the golden rule is "Never make a pregnant woman feel like a chicken with an egg!"
Needless to say the egg idea did not go over well with a panel of all women judges, and Malvin seemed stunned to be eliminated. Too bad, I would like to see what else he can do.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It's Hannah, Rudy, and Abbey fetching a stick at the river.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I will say this though, it's amazing what you can find to do when the computer is gone and there is absolutely nothiung on TV!
I have to work the next three days but I will post the cake I made for some friends. I've become addicted to Ace Of Cakes and Amazing Wedding Cakes. I had to try!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I'll see you when I see you...(pouting)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Every nightmare I had growing up looked like this! I have creepy crawlies up my spine just looking at these pictures!
Dad says they are black racers...as if I would spend enough time around a snake to distinguish what kind it is.I'll be imagining snakes in every nook and cranny for a week!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I was still upset about the lack of pretty plants in my greenhouse so I cheated a little and bought plants from a wholesale nursery in Tyler. Great people! Penny and Roger live on 23 acres and run their fabulous nursery. My dream job! It was the cleanest nursery I've ever seen!
I sold enough to cover expenses plus extra....I even sold a fairy garden. I decided to build a fairy garden in one of the old wheelbarrows I bought and everyone just went nuts over it. Mark and I had to laugh because just as many men were fascinated by it as women...including a couple of big, burly bikers. Maybe I should make an action figure garden?! Hmmm...
The festival was such a success that they are planning to do another in October and I will be there. With bells on...and fairy gardens made...and succulents planted...and whatever else I can think of!