Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Let me set the stage for you...it is about 3AM, very dark outside (and INSIDE, evidently!) and I wake up needing to go to the bathroom. I manage to make it there and take care of business. On the way back, I turn out the bathroom light behind me and instead of waiting for my eyes to adjust to the dark (like a SMART person would) I head toward the bed with both my arms outstretched in front of me. Did I mention it was dark? I was sooo tired and just wanted to get back in bed, so I must have been building up some real speed. The next thing I know, I am on the ground and my forehead has exploded into a very impressive fireworks display that only I can see! I had somehow managed to miss the bed post with both hands, but find it with my forehead! Once I got over the shock, I reached up to touch my forehead, only to find that I was ALREADY sporting a HUGE lump, right between my eyes, just slightly off-center. I mean, it was so big it scared me! Then I remembered some of my emergency medical training, which taught me that outward swelling is GOOD, because a big smack to the head, followed by no OUTWARD swelling usually means INWARD swelling, which is BAD, BAD, BAD!!!! Did I mention that my DH is out of town and I am alone with my kids? yeah. Somehow (really, I mean it) I got my kids to school and then passed out for basically the rest of the day. I am very blessed that I have parents who immediately came to my rescue when I called later in the day, I must have sounded really out of it or something. They came and are staying with me till my DH gets home. Don't you just love parents? Mine are the best! (Love you, Mom and Dad!!!) The funny thing is, this is NOT the first time I have done this, apparently! My mom is reminding me of the time when I was about 6, that I was running with my footy pajamas (I wish they made those in adult sizes...*sigh*) and I slipped and hit my forehead on the bottom rail of the bed frame. Except THAT time, I DID hit right in the middle. Did you know you have a very LARGE vein in the middle of your forehead? Yep, I managed to cut mine (not the skin, just the vein underneath) and give myself two very impressive black eyes! She even took me to get pictures taken with them! I will post that pic when I find it...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Is this picture just the best? Here, my youngest DS is lamenting the unjustness that prevents him from joining "his brudder" on stage at
Pre-K Graduation. I don't know where he gets that lip from, although I have been told it is from me (I don't believe it though...hehehe)
For those of you who don't live in the South, where we refer to the ground as "gumbo", I am showing you this lovely photo...no, it is not a miniature volcano. This is a crawfish pile...yep, that is right, those mini-lobster looking things that you eat at the seafood restaurant? They live undergound and when it rains, they tunnel up and leave these all over the yard. This is a side view, from the top, there is an actual tunnel that goes down to where the crawfish lives.
This is a picture of what used to be called, "Shoestring Alley." This was taken in the early 1900's here in Sour Lake, Texas when they first found oil and Texaco was born. There was so much oil pumped out of the ground so fast, that a sinkhole formed and this area collapsed. There was a mineral spring ( thus the name Sour Lake) and should have been a big spa and hotel, but when they found oil, all those plans got pushed aside.
Ok, well I feel a little better. Thanks for putting up with my randomness tonight. Blessings!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
"Sobbing beautifully, as only a beautiful woman can, Charlotte whipped her glossy, raven locks back and shook her delicately petite, if defiant, fist in vain at the cowardly retreating back of her one-time-fiance, who had only just previously heartlessly rejected her because of his own pitiful inability to tame her wild, unbridled nature." From The Grossly Unjust Rejection of Beautifully Unbroken Charlotte.
Wow! Where did that come from? I would be the LAST PERSON on God's Green Earth to read a trashy romance novel, but that sounds like a best seller for sure! Ok, how about this one?
"Cursed with indecision, Roger stood unmoving in front of the checkout clerk, with her unanswerable question reverberating in his quivering brain." An excerpt from Paper or Plastic? A Modern-Day Horror.
Ba-dum-bum-CHING!!!! How did I do....Hopefully horrible, terrible, no good AND very bad!!!! (My apologies to Judith Viorst for heisting her title.....)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This was my first try at doodling and
I think I am hooked!
Here are a couple close ups of the coloring and the embellishing...
Think I am gonna give this one to my
friend for her birthday, but I will not
say WHICH one because she might be reading this and spoil the surprise!
Hope you like my newest addition and I love it when you leave comments!
Overheard at my house today:
Me: "What do you want on your hotdog, sweetie?"
Me: "No, I mean do you want anything ELSE on your hotdog?"
DS: ...pause..."um, I want a weenie..."
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
2sketches4you is giving away some awesome Sakura candy, and all you have to do to be entered to win is: 1) post about your fave "eye candy," which could be anyone or anything that you love (yes, chocolate counts!) So, here is my very own "CandyMan" (Christina would be jealous!hehe) And, speaking of, have you HEARD that song?!?!?! My DD is wanting to do a dance to it for Drill Team competition in Dallas. I was watching them last night and her group is really good and the dance is super-cute...BUT.....THAT SONG!!!!!! It sounds like Boogie-Woogie, circa The Andrews Sisters, but the similarities come to a screeching halt at the sound. Granted, the girl has got some pipes and the tune is really infectious, but I feel like I should wash our ears out with soap just for listening to it! Thankfully, she did not know what most of it meant. Of course, I had to tell her because I am not sure I want my 12yr old dancing to a song about dropping undergarments and popping George Washington's favorite fruit! What do you think?
I colored this beauty in with my new Tria Markers, I am beginning to really like them...those Copics better get here fast! hehehe This is one of the Who's That Girl sets from My Favorite Things. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the ribbon. It did not turn out EXACTLY as I wanted, but it is readable. I tweaked the sketch a *tad* to get it to look how I want and, as usual, I embellished
Here is a shot that shows how I popped her up on foam to make her stand out. I really like the way this looks, even if I don't like having to cut her out by hand! (it IS a good way to hide those pesky little spots where you color outside the lines, though...hehehe)
I really am loving these cardboard cutouts that you can color any way you want, I actually cut two in pieces and used part on top and part on the side.
Here is how the ribbon turned out...could be better, but could be worse! Ok, my kids are driving me nuts to go to
the bane of my existence Family Dollar, so I will post the DEETS later!
I was especially proud of this card, as it was one of the first ones that turned out EXACTLY the way it looked in my head. I am almost sad to see it go, but I know that the lady who receives it will feel loved and cherished when she gets it.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Isn't this Jester Charlie just too too adorable? I think I have to have him! LOL (He must have heard me...see how he is blushing? hehehe)
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
And last, but not least, this busy little bee was in the garden, pollenating his heart out. I just managed to catch him in the act! Hope you enjoyed the photos, I have been having stamp-withdrawal! I keep seeing things and thinking, "Oh, I could do....darn! No supplies!" or "That would make a great card if I ... drat! Not at home!" or "Wow, that is pretty paper, I could crop it and .... dad-gum-it! I don't have my stuff!!! WAAHHH!!!" It is really bumming me out! On the bright side, I did find a cool little art supply store that stocked Copics, Prismacolor and Tria Markers. I actually bought a couple of Tria Markers, because I did not know what colors I am getting in the SNS Copic Club this month and I liked the brush tip better on the Tria than the tips on the Prismacolors. Also, the Tria's were on SALE!!! and you KNOW how I LOVE a SALE!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Day 983 of my captivity.
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Imbeciles! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird has got to be an informant.I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now............
Can you just SEE this? I practically fell off my chair laughing at this, it is SOOO cat-like!
And now, drum roll please....Here is my kitty, Leonardo Di Catrio (that name was NOT my idea!)He is a Bengal cat, which is a cross between a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard Cat. They say their temperament is more like a dog-in-a-cat-suit, and I would have to agree...How many cats come when you call them? He has a gorgeous, glittery spotted coat and big amber eyes. He is such a big baby...