Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
The shop is open until 1:00pm
We go out to lunch with JR's mom, dad, brother, sister, spouses and kids - usually to Wong's Chinese restaurant ( this bit was added about 5 years ago)
My mom and dad's house for presents and supper - it we are even hungry - with my sisters, inlaws, outlaws and nieces
Santa at our house, just us 4
Lunch with all JR's kin at the Martin Co. house. This is the one holiday when EVERYBODY shows up.
Evening at JR's mom and dad's for presents and snacks
This schedule has worked great. Everybody who wants the grandkids on the holiday gets them, no overlaps, easy. But this year, my mom wants to make a change. Her house on the 23rd for supper and presents. She thinks we are too full of Chinese food to eat all the stuff she cooks. (and she's right) She has added a chocolate fountain to this year's spread. It will be fine, but then we are left with nothing to do on Christmas Eve. Maybe we could go to a movie. The new National Treasure comes out 12/21 and the girls want to see it.
Here is one of my very favorite recipes. This is the cheesecake they served at the Woolworth's lunch counter when I was growing up. I am making one tonight to take to school tomorrow.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Pictures and Blogger - Why can't I ever get things where I really want them? Here is Whit a couple of hours ago in front of our Christmas tree before Conner arrived, with his mom, dad and 5 year old sister. Being non-drivers, they had to have transportation provided to the dance. I think she looked so cute, but I am partial.
I remember sometime when I was pregnant or right after one of the girls was born reading a card or something that said being a mother was agreeing to have your heart walking around outside your body. I thought they were talking about babies. But they weren't. They were talking about when they grow up and start to really become their own people. That is the heartbreaker. Seeing this little hint of what my daughter will look like as a woman and knowing that other people want her attention and other people see what a neat person she is and want a little bit of her light.
Conner brought her a darling wrist corsage from the best florist in town - white flowers, black lace and black and sliver ribbon. Courtney had to get a picture, too, saving me from being too serious about this night. Little sister had her picture taken with Whit and Conner and when they left, she was holding Whitley's hand. The sweetest.
Whit got to dress varsity today and got in the game. She had a stat. She turned the ball over. Oh well. We went through the Arby's drive thru and there was a camel in a horse trailer in front of us. It was making all kinds of camely sounds and showing it's teeth. Probably a busy time of year for camels in Indiana.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Enjoy your holiday and count your blessings!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Just for fun, go as late as possible this evening to the grocery store and try to buy Cool Whip - the original blue label, not Extra Creamy, not the store brand. I do this even if I don't need it. Some years I have reached through the crowd into the cooler fearing I would pull back a bloody stump; other years, I have searched every store in town and could only find a solitary tub of Fat Free Cool Whip. In any case, watching frazzled people shop in panic is just good, clean fun.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
"Lately I'm a desperate believer and I'm walking in a straight line."
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
So that's the teenager bit. Now for the frustration - why am I bothering to blog when I have a deadline in a month and no time to make art. Fun art, new art, the art I have been inspired to make while working on The Book.
I read the new ME Home Companion today. It made me feel sick. Time for a transition of some kind in my art life. Maybe I'm in the midst of it and it's moving so slowly that I can't see it.
Friday, October 26, 2007
1. If you could have the last hour prior to reading this tag again, what would you do differently? I would have made some progress on a little project that is due very soon, like defcon5
2. You can go back in time for exactly one hour, where and at what time in history would you go?
I would split it into two half hours and go back to the half hours right after each one of my daughter's was born. A newborn is a profound thing.
3. You have one hour to make a handmade item, what would you make? I would make a book.
4. If you could lose one bad habit, what would it be?
I would like to stop leaving nearly full cups of coffee all over the house. I get distracted and it gets cold.
5. In less than sixty words, describe your perfect Saturday night.
Cooking my husband's favorite dinner, getting the kitchen cleaned up early, making some art, watching a good movie, like Notting Hill.
6. List sixty things you could do with that extra hour. I could write 60 more words of my book. I don't have extra hours until after The Deadline.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Her little soul needs your prayers for strength and grace in the face of disappointment.
I am now officially a member of Croc Nation. When I saw these and found out you could change the bow, I gave in and finally bought a pair. Whit has the same, but her bows are currently red, white and blue stars. Her high school team is the Stars and the school colors are red, white and blue.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
I think I'm going to take Court to school tomorrow to pay her fees and get her schedule. She is always afraid Walmart will run out of school supplies before we get there to get hers. Silly girl.