Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
I gave AJ a video camera in hopes that it will get him outside. We'll see. We knew AJ was special at an early age. He's my giant manbaby. He talks strangely, he's a little overweight (we're working on that), is behind in learning (it is an absolute beating everyday to try to keep him focused on school), and has the most incredible imagination!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I miss that little boy.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
First, he got a letter to go on an exhcange program overseas...an opportunity that most kids never get. He passed the interview and was accepted. Except that he says he doesn't want to go. WTF! He has finally come to realize that he will in fact go, and it's useless to fight City Hall (by which I mean me). We are in the process of applying for a scholarship and (by which I mean me) and trying to think of ways to do fundraising for the trip (also me).
He just fights me every step of the way.
His school has a coffee shop (can you believe that?!) and I thought that he could sell muffins at the coffee shop to raise money. Supposedly he is going to talk to the teacher. Hmphh!
B.I. also got the opportunity to go to Stephen F. Austin on a field trip that is reserved for Seniors only. Want to know what impressed him the most? The freakin' cafeteria!
I honestly don't know how Gaga survived the three of us kids.
Monday, November 8, 2010
The boss at the paying job got in a ton of these velvet pumpkins and I thought she was off her rocker...we've sold almost every single one.
Fall has my favorite favorite color palette. Believe it or not, brown is my favorite color.
Just look at these Mums! Fabulous!
I took it upon myself to re-work the fairy garden at the paying job. I think it looks pretty cute!
I like how this rosemary tree turned out. I think I should grow some to sell. Don't you?
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The girls went for sweet and cute and verrry girlie (Gianna left, Joselynn right). I get the distinct impression, however, that sugar and spice is not their forte.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This is Fatboy eating some "pake", one of his favorite foods. "Wanwiches" are another favorite.
Uncle Plantfreak and I took Fatboy along with big brother and sister to the zoo for his birthday. It was a success!
Here are the kids feeding the birds in the zoo atrium. Can you see fatboy under my enormous purple booby? Uncle Plantfreak apparently did not notice...or maybe he did. Who knows what goes on in his demented brain.
Fatboy loves his "Aunt Timmy" most days. Something tells me today will not be one of them.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
And here it is at the party. The top of the hat already left the cake. Karen did say it at least tasted great.
Here are the two cakes I made for Karen back in April. I call them successes. The purse was chocolate cake with espresso filling, and the shoebox was lemon cake with white chocolate filling and fresh raspberries. Yum.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Now I'm doing a graduation cake for her daughter. When I left for work this morning it was looking pretty good...
but when I got home it had fallen over. I almost cried. I'm re-doing the cake now. If I pull this off I will be the queen of cake!
Let you know.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
We were, however, rich in drama! The second night, the pawpaw in the next booth had a heart attack. I felt so bad for him and his wife. We helped shut down the booth while they were on the way to the hospital. He is going to be okay though.
Next day, I'm talking to a couple pof ladies about plants when a vendor runs up screaming at the ladies and digging through their cart. Turns out they had stolen a bunch of merchandise. Man!
About an hour later my brother and his kids along with my friend Phyllis come walking up and Bubba was purple he was so pissed. Turns out one of the carnival people had pulled a fast one and got $60 from Bryant. Bryant was going to go back and beat his ass, but since I really don't have room to raise his children for 5 to 10...and the fact that I AM big sister, I marched off to complain. I found the person in charge of the carnival and we confronted the guy. He tried telling us that he told Bryant he had "four for one". My reply was "What the hell does that even mean! WE don't speak carnival!" Asshole. I got the money back.
And when I thought the drama was over....I look up to see the police escorting my oldest (the brilliant idiot) and his friend to me. Turns out they ran out of money and started panhandling (because it was too far apparently to come and ask me for more money). When that got boring
the friend started asking people if they wanted to buy drugs. On what planet does that sound harmless or funny?! One fo the kids turned out to be younger than they thought and his parents called the police. I would have done the same.
Cody doesn't think he should be punished becasue he didn't say it. But I'm pretty sure he egged it on. And I'm pretty sure he thought it was hilarious until the cops showed up. And I'm pretty sure he is going to be on lockdown for quite awhile!
I'm also pretty sure I'm skipping May Days next year.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wow. Maybe you should change your product and marketing. Here's a tip: Cannabis=Illegal, Coreopsis = Success.
Monday, May 3, 2010
But hey, I'm the plantfreak and Spring is the most busy for the plant world.
I guess I better put it into 5th gear.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Chat with ya'll soon...I hope.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
She has to stay in a bed and prone for like 60 days. That's insane!
She has about 13 days left before she can get up and she is about to lose her mind! She can't even get up to go potty.
She did however, get to meet one of the female astronauts in Houston. I'm ashamed to say that I don't remember her name.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I planned to start them Sunday afternoon to have ready by the following Thursday.
My plans didn't quite work out...I poked myself in the eye (like an idiot).
That sucker puffed up like a toad and started watering like a faucet. I couldn't see, had a horrible headache and looked like Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. By the time I could see again it was Wednesday and I ended up doing a rush job.
They look okay from far away...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
They are interested in Cody because of his standardized testing scores (if they saw his regular grades they would be wholly unimpressed). He has an opportunity to get college credit while still in high school....and he's going to do it (whether he realizes that or not)!
He got a brochure yesterday and got a little more interested. I think a visit to the campus might be in order...when it's warmer.
Who knows, Cody might actually see outside that 3 inch bubble he lives in...Dare I hope!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
That may not sound like much for some people but I'm from the south ya'll! I don't think I've ever seen this much snow since Dad took me to Switzerland. Even then I just saw it but we didn't get in it. This is something! Cody just geared up to go and build a snowman. School isn't out, just delayed (the crackheads).
The animals are enjoying the heck out of this too!
Digger is so short that he gets covered!