To the hubby: Congratulations on your CHL (Concealed Handgun License)! Not everyone has, or deserves this privilege. Proud of your accomplishment! (Yeah, I really just wanted a reason to eat cake. ;-)~
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
A long story... very long... like a whole childhood/part of adulthood long years kind of thing.
My sister and I were not raised together. We do, in fact, have different fathers (mine unknown, and hers an abusive alcoholic that passed away some years ago). I have been around my sister a handful of times over the years, nothing that ever made us close or made us "feel" like sisters.
We come from dissimilar, yet similar backgrounds. Some of childhood/teenage years we would like to forget, and there are some areas that either of us could probably never forget no matter how hard we tried. We both saw, heard and lived things as children that no child should ever have to. Which brings me to my next statement.... "That which does not kill you, only makes you stronger." If you grew up in/ever lived in a f'ed up environment, do not perpetuate it by learning to live the same and choose the same behaviors.... choose to be different.
With neither of us having much family of our own, it has been an intriguing year of getting to know each other as adults. We are different, but alike in so many ways. We love each other. We are family.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Okay, so she refuses to wear clothes in the house most the time... she is most comfortable in her drawers. LOL. Guess she can get away with it now. Its alright, if thats what makes you comfortable while you practice... rock on.
Then, mere minutes before setting up the outside table, as the first guests arrived, let me just say, "WTF"? Rain? Not just rain... but RAIN. See my lovely crafty tissue paper flowers on the wall as they "melted" in the downpour? Lovely water soaked orange denim tablecloth? Okay so forget setting up the outside table.
Inside was a burst of sunkist orange and sun-shiny yellows! I loved making these tissue pom-poms to hang. They were very "truffula tree - Dr. Seuss-ish". (So easy! Fold 8-10 layers of tissue paper in a 1-2 inch back and forth accordian /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ like pattern, tie it off in the middle, snip the edges in points, or rounded corners, and start "fluffing" the tissue out. Voila'!)
The pretzels... so easy/fun to make... and YUM!
(See my antique milkglass score for a couple bucks at a hole in the wall thrift store?! Suuuuhweet!)
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