Monday, November 30, 2009

The Rest Of The Story

I feel I should add to my Thanksgiving tale. I focused on all the ironic, Murphy-esque happenings and forgot to tell the good parts.

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

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We (meaning me) decided to help out serving the needy this year. Everyone else in the house was simply overjoyed at the thought-sniff,sniff, does anyone else smell sarcasm?

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

Say Hi To Logan

Mr. Logan was born on Monday and weighs 7lbs, 13 oz. He is Little Miss G's grandson number two and she is over the moon! Wouldn't you be?

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Cuteness Can Not Be Contained

That should give you visions of sugarplums dancing in your head!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Heaven Help Me.... oldest just got his learner's permit to drive! He'll be 16 next month but he has to wait until next May to get his license. I couldn't wait to get my permit and then license. Half his friends have waited too, so I guess it's not that big a deal around here.

Any tips on how to survive?!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Feeding My Obsession

I was trolling Ebay (another bad habit), and I bought a book to feed my ongoing cake obsession. Colette's Birthday Cakes is the name of my book, and it is awesome! Colette Peters is a pretty big name in the cake world and she's earned it.

I cannot wait to dig in and try some of the techniques in here!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Funny Story

The other day I told my friend Little Miss G about the poop girl story. You know the one. Anyway, it's so much funnier when I re-enact and after LMG finished laughing hysterically she told me an even funnier and much less disgusting story.

When her niece was little she had an upset stomach, and after going to the bathroom she started yelling for Grandma. "Grandma, I have the ballerinas again!" OMG! That's hilarious! Even Mr. Plantfreak calls it the ballerinas now.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hiya Stranger!

I have been so dang busy these days! I had cookies to makes (about 20 dozen), I helped a friend get her yard ready for a baby shower (I should really take pics), plant orders to get out, and then there was the paying job.

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!