Wednesday, January 28, 2009
On a warmer note, I started some of my tomato seeds today. The boss at the paying job wants to sell some veggies this year, mostly heirloom and gourmet. I'm tossing around the idea of selling tomato seedlings on Etsy. Maybe some herbage~culinary~not the illegal kind.
We finally put up the plastic on the greenhouse (late, I know) and I am just itching to get out there and pot up my sedums! Dang this cold weather!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
First, I just found two wonderful giveaways.
http://rhondamum.blogspot.com/ is giving away a gift certificate to her etsy store and there are some gorgeous items to be had.
http://vintagescrapsbymeg.blogspot.com/ is giving away some journals that she made. My entry is for the Holly Golightly version.
Ok, so my friend Rhonda sends me an instant message and all it is is a link.
At first I didn't recognize this person until I saw one of the alias names....that was our class homecoming queen!!!! Un freaking believable!!!
I'll admit the young boys/men are way better looking these days than when I was in high school...or maybe I'm just so old I can't remember back that far, but Ewww! They are little kids! I mean Cody is 15-my child!
Rhonda says she was always a little "giving" at least to the guys. I know that's an ugly thing to say but in the words of Forrst Gump, "Ugly is as Ugly does" and what she did was UGLY.
And she was convicted not once but twice! And she's flippin' smiling in her mugshot! Just too bizarre.
Ok, now that I've given my opinion on that subject let me sigh over becoming a Twilighter. I fought the good fight against becoming a 40 something Mom obsessed with Twilight and Edward Cullen....I lost. My friends at work had the books, I hadn't read a fictional book in years (they are always how-to books), and I thought why not see what all the fuss is about. Got sucked into that vortex by Chapter 4. I think it's all about striking that chord in the teenage girl we used to be. Prince Charming, storybook romances, and all that garbage we used to dream about.
I have to say that the Author (Stephanie Meyer) is a wonderful writer. My creative little over-imaginative brain saw every scenario she described. At times, those images brought out emotions I didn't expect...but then again, I have night sweats and hot flashes and tiny little (ok really big and ugly) chin hairs popping up. Draw your own conclusions about the emotion thing.
READ TWILIGHT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This book has a ton of old southern favorites, new southern favorites, and southern with a twist. Has anyone ever tried Bacon Pralines? At first I thought; Ewww!, but then...might be good.
My friends at work also got together and bought me a gift card to Kiepersol Estates. http://www.kiepersol.com It's a local Texas winery, and I have become a huge fan of Texas wines.
My buddy Barbara who knows my cooking obsession got a subscription to Cooking with Paula Deen. I cannot wait!
So...not that wild and crazy. But I'm too out of shape for wild and crazy, so this one was just perfect! Maybe if I start training now for next year....
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Kimberly alias Plant Freak from Texas, my cyber sister!! She's living my life....I swear, there's a cosmic DNA link in there somewhere!! You make me remember to laugh at all my disasters, cos you're doing them too!!
This is called The Proximity Award. "These blogs believe and invest in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their awards".
The Feathered Nest - I just love her work and her absolute glee about becoming a grandmother. What a lucky baby!
SassyTrash - Her creativity is very inspiring!
Garden Antiques - She's a Texas girl! GA also introduced me to a whole other world of bloggers that I love to frequently cruise.
The Vintage Journal - I'm new to this blogger but I'm already hooked!
Cherry Hill Cottage - I don't think I've ever left a comment, but CHC was one of the first blogs that I started following regularly.
Mommy, Esquire - She's family! Also, she's pretty dang funny.
I know it's not eight but it's the ones I feel qualify. Naturally, if Planet Hartwell wasn't the person who nominated me...she would be my first pick!
PS. All the links to these bloggers is on the side column. Please check them out!
Friday, January 9, 2009
This blog gives techniques on altered art, inking ,and even a little clay in there. It's perfect for a newbie like me!
This artistic blogger has some great ideas to share!
Both of these blogs would be considered gothic and slightly macabre, but I love some of the antiques they post. I also like their unique imagery and presentation.
I have more blogs to share with you but not enough time. I have to show up at the paying job once in awhile! Enjoy the blogs and have an interesting day!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
'Counterfeit I.D. of the week'. This is an actual Drivers License from a traffic stop.
What I also find funny is that it's from Pearl MS. My mother-in-law lives close to Pearl.
Hope it gave you a giggle!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Dad said he found this picture torn up. I guess Nonie didn't want anyone to see her in a bathing suit. She didn't look too terribly thrilled with the photographer at the time either.This is a shot of Nonie and my grandfather looking very Great Gatsby. Definitley a sharp dressed couple.
Raise your glass to another year of fun blogging!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
You can send each other virtual drinks or virtual gifts, join "clubs", post pictures, etc. What I do know is that there are an unbelievable amount of people that I went to High School with on there. I'm seeing names I haven't thought of in years...and some that I can't remember to save my life.
I had a "cute" little nickname in school bestowed on me by Timmy Hebert, the resident hottie of 9th grade. Wonder what he looks like now. Hmmm...I probably don't even want to know. Ok, so the nickname was a play on my maiden name which is Sute and it rhymes with booty. I'm not sure people at that school even know my first name, and I know I haven't been called Sute Booty in about 100 years...until Facebook.
One of the guys, Chris B. posted a ton of pictures and sent me down memory lane big time. One picture got me laughing though and it had nothing to do with nostalgia...
wait for it...
Redneck Fire Alarm!
You just have to know that I find Redneck inventions hilarious! Say what you want but redneck inventions show ingenuity. It ain't purty, but it works.
Some inventions are out of necessity.
REDNECK BASS BOAT
REDNECK MEASURING TAPE
And some redneck creations are made to show individuality and flair.
I know that some of these are manufactured for the sole purpose of making fun of rednecks, but some are real and I hope all of them leave you with a giggle. Try to look at things in a redneck way for a day...If I don't have it, I'll make it! If it breaks I'll just make it work. And if it's boring, I'll make it "speshul!"
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Therefore... one of my resolutions is to stop my little pity party. I have so many things that are positive in my life and it's time I start dwelling on all the possibilities that 2009 will bring me.
Therefore...another resolution is to get myself into an organized routine. I have been a scatterbrain for most (all) my life and at least if I have a routine I can be a scatterbrain and still accomplish the things I need to do. If I don't get organized, how can I take full advantage of those opportunities?
My house, while I love the property it is on, is just plain ugly. I have a roof and we have plenty of space but the people we bought the house from...I don't know what they were thinking.
Therefore...this is the year for a home makeover. Actually, it's may take more than a year but this is the year to start.
Once summer heat took hold around here my plant sales slacked off and so did we on working in the greenhouse. It's pretty messy now and I don't like it.
Therefore...I resolve to spend at least 15 hours a week at my greenhouse. I think this will also help me with resolution #1. I'm always happier playing in the dirt.
My boys are the most important things in the world to me. Cody has the capacity to lay the world at his feet but lacks the ambition, while AJ has ambitious goals but soo many obstacles.
Therefore...It's time to focus more on their well-being. I need to make Cody understand that he has to do more than just get by, he needs to excel. I also need to spend more time giving AJ the tools to achieve his goals. This means focusing more on reading and comprehension more than anything else. I believe if you have that then you can learn anything.
My maternal grandfather died at age 43 from a heart attack, and my mother had her first heart attack at 43. I'll be 41 this year and my family has a history of heart disease on both sides and diabetes on one side. It's time to get my shit together. I'm at least 45 pounds overweight, and I'm sure my cholesterol is sky high.
Therefore...this is the year to get healthy. This means eating better (hard because I love to bake) and exercising. I resolve to exercise every morning even if it's only stretching.
Ok, you think that's enough? Reading this makes my life look like a mess. I have so much to be thankful for and this year I'm going to concentrate on the positive and correct the negative.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful year and I would love to hear your resolutions! Maybe sharing will help us all achieve them .