Friday, January 30, 2009

10 bits of HONEST(S)CRAP

Thanks be to Dawn at "Bee and Rose" for bestowing me with this great honor. I will try to make her proud as I share 10 bits of HONEST(S)CRAP about myself.

1. I don't/can't cry.
(at times I wish I could)

2. I'm addicted to sugar - that alone makes me wish I could cry.

3. I can't swim; I sink like a rock.

4. I make the best chocolate frosting known to mankind.

5. I can keep a secret forever, if necessary.

6. I'm a needle-phoeb/Fainter.

7. I have NOSE HAIR, but you'll NEVER see it cause I am diligent about keeping it shaved.

8. I am organized to a fault.

9. I once went to an event at my son's "gifted class" wearing my sweater backwards! OOPS!

10. I have taken my dog's temperature rectally.

11. BONUS RESPONSE: Oh how I wish I knew how to tap dance!

I'm not going to Pass this award along, but rather inviteYOU to take it and share 10 bits about yourself on your Blog. Then, feel free to Post the Award on your Blog page.

The "eyes" have it!

Oh Noooooo!
Woke up this morning;
looked in the mirror.
Guess what stared back at me?


I bought a new pair of glasses yesterday - Titanium.
Guess who's allergic to Titanium?

And, Princess has been home from school since Tuesday with a bad cold.
Now I'm sporting a "racoon face" (no offense to the racoon population). Picture me with goopy medicine oh my swollen red eyes, stumbling through the day in a Benedryl fog. Girls just wanna have fun.

It's a fun day on the Bayou. NOT!!

I'd love some comments dripping with sympathy
for my plight. Please show-me-the love.
What cha got?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Things men like most about a Woman's body

If you think this is a photo of me please let me know & I'll be sending some sort of CASH AWARD to you. *Kiss *Kiss

According to a survey in Cosmo,
these are the things men like most
about a Woman's body, in order.

1. Butt
2. Nose
3. Legs
4. Teeth
5. Face
6. Brain
7. Eyes
8. Neck
9. Back of knees

I'm gonna ask my guy that question and if it's something I can print I'll report back to you. . .

What says your man?
Ask him and let us know.

I'm thinkin' the guys they surveyed must have thought their MaMa was gonna read what they said.
I'm just sayin'. . .
Are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?
Cosmo may have missed it on this one!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Don't Ask. Don't Tell."

Oh Gag!
Winter Toes!!

The owner of these long forsaken toes must surely be a scuzzy, white-trash ne'er do well. And I bet the hair on her legs hasn't been shaved in say 4 days. If I happen to find this person I'll tackle her to the ground, paint her toe nails and shave those hairy legs. Till I find her I'll be wearing socks & long sweat pants.

"Don't ask. Don't tell."

"The Luv-ly Award"

It may be cold and dreary outside but I've got the warm fuzzies happen'en inside.
Thanks go out to Dawn over at the Bee and Rose Blog (she's the mom of adorable Katherine who is celebrating her 6th B-day today). She has gifted ME with my very first Blog Bling,
"The Luv-ly Award"!
Just how fun is this, I ask you??? Dawn, you have a new best friend, Girl, ME!! Thanks so much!!

And also, Thanks to all of you who found me through BSU and for the "great wisdom????" of your comments. LOL

Now, the rules are that I have to share this "luv-ly" award with TEN of you on my Bloggy Luv list. The problem I have is there are so many of you to LOVE. So for various and random reasons I have chosen -

The "Luv-ly Award" goes to -

1. Robbie @ "Second Time Around"

2. Kirsty @ "Just Us"

3. Still Magnolia @ "Karen's Korner "

4. Gladys @ "Gladys Tells All"

5. Lynette @ Lynette's L.A.M. Blog

6. Pam @ "Country Mouse, City Mouse"

7. B @ "Simply B, Simply Me"

8. Minxy MiMi @"Minxy MiMi Unplugged"

9. Kimmy @ "Our Life's Journey"

10. Shawn @ "Just Livin', Lovin' and Laughin'

Honorees, please follow these instructions and share the LUV!
1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (You can highlight the photo and text of this post and copy/paste wherever you need to...start your highlight from the bottom up to get the photo)

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award

That's it "Luv-ly's",
now go share the love
and make someone's day!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Butt Ugly

I don't know who coined the phrase "Butt Ugly" but they must have had this in mind. My SIL gave this to me for Christmas; I'm not sure why because I've never done anything to her. At first glance I thought it was a Chef Hook, but the end slopes in a way that won't actully hold anything that's hung on it. It even looks a bit like a Mer-Chef (mermaid+Chef), so perhaps I should throw it into deep water...I'm thinking this guy even looks a bit phallic, so perhaps I should just put him in a brown paper sack and hide him somewhere.

What do YOU do when you're given something hidious by a family member?

And puh-leeez, don't tell me you think he's cute
and you've got one just like him hanging on your
kitchen wall.
I won't believe you!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Guatamalan Pancakes

Princess is going to Guatamala this summer on a mission trip with our church. In order to raise $$ for their trip the kids hosted a Pancake Breakfast this morning at Applebees. The older kids took orders and waited on the tables, the younger ones, like Princess, bussed the tables. She huffed, puffed and worked really hard for 2 hours, clearing dirty dishes and wiping sticky syrup off the tables. Upon leaving she looked at me and said, "Gee this was fun!".

Whose child is this?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Princess pleads for piercing


Princess is pleading with us to let her get her belly button pierced.
She's 14.
It's not gonna happen.
Wah! Wah! Wah!

(I'm getting faint just thinking about it.
Case closed.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

an Accidental "Sharon Stone" moment

(an accidental "Sharon Stone" moment)
This gives new meaning to "The View".

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ditzy Ditty

Just wondering aloud...why do we always have someone read a ditzy poem after the President is sworn in?
It's embarassing.
I don't care how well you ennunciate or how high-falutin' you look, a bad poem is still a bad poem. It just doesn't seem the time nor the place for some "poet?" to read their original creation, especially when it's strange.
And doesn't anyone check in advance to make sure the poem even makes some sense.
Obviously not.
I'm just sayin. . .

God Bless America!!
Still a Great Inauguration Day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Why didn't someone tell me?

Funny how certain things roll across your mind and away, while other things make their way to your consciousness and take up residence. I was thinking about some of these things that have resided in my brain for a number of years. Things I've learned along the way to being Me, at this time in my life. I was also thinking about how nice it would have been to have known these things when I was much younger, which begs the question,
"Why didn't someone tell me?"

So having reached a certain age, and being of reasonably sound body and mind, I'm gonna share with you some of the things I wish someone had told me years ago. Some I've learned through trial and error, others from friends, or from other sources. Feel free to add to my list in your comments. We all want to learn.

I'll post my thoughts in categories, every couple of days, beginning today with things pertaining to
The body.

1. Buy store brand (or inexpensive) shampoo & conditioner for your hair.
It's as good as the name brands.
2. Buy the best Facial Moisturizer you can afford. Make sure it contains
sunscreen. Wear it every day.
3. Best Facial Mask - Elmer's Glue:
The plain white school glue that you can buy for less than a buck.
Rub onto clean, dry skin (avoid eye area). Let it dry; it will harden
like a mask in about 15 min. Peel it off.
Rinse off excess with cool water.
4. Best Facial Exfoliator - Sugar mixed with a bit of Olive Oil to make
a paste. Wipe onto clean, dry, skin, then gently rinse off with warm
water. Pat dry with a soft towel.
5. Buy a Ped Egg and use on your feet to keep them soft and callous
free. (you won't need to do this if you get pedicures)
6. Vow to love and respect your body.
Make time to take care of it. It's the only one you'll ever have and you
want it to last a very long time. Your entire family will benefit
from this.
7. Go to the dentist regularly.
Beg, borrow, or use your charge card; whatever it takes to take good
care of your teeth. Few things hurt as badly as a toothache - you
don't want to go there. And you certainly want to KEEP your teeth.
8. Go to the doctor regularly for check-ups and maintenance work.
It can save your life. Remember, it's not just old people who get
sick or have serious illness.
9. Drink water.
It's "The Fountain of Youth", as well as the "Fountain of Health".
You look better and feel better when properly hydrated.
10. Get some exercise every day.
It's truly a matter of "use it or lose it".
11. Find a hairstyle that you look good in and keep it.
You'll want to have it tweaked a bit every couple of years to stay
current, but unless you were blessed with an oval face and perfect
features, you won't want to vary far from your "best hairstyle".
12. Find out what colors look good on you, then wear them.
Don't live in black, just because it's slimming.
13. Buy Spanx.
These are great for special occasions or any time you want to look
extra good. They immediately make you look 5-10 lbs lighter
than you actually are. They run small, so if you are "on the line"
in determining which size to buy, buy larger. Be sure to read the
directions for how to put them on, which comes in the packaging.
14. Don't let the pounds creep up.
If you don't weigh what you weighed last year at this time
(or less), then take action. If you gain 5 lbs EVERY year, in a
few years you'll not be happy with yourself.
15. The FIRST thing to do when you decide to lose weight, is
go buy yourself TWO NEW OUTFITS that fit you well and
that you look great wearing. You need to be able to go out
looking stylish and trendy, especially when you're working
hard to reach your weight goal. It will give you incentive and
boost your morale, which is key when you are in "diet mode".

Share them in your comment.
I'd love to learn from you.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Louisiana "Cut & Curl"

I am looking oh-so-fine today after having my auburn locks cut yesterday at what I call the "Louisiana Cut & Curl". Tessa is the queen of this one chair house-of-beauty and it's always fun when it's my turn to set on the solitary throne.

After moving here 4 years ago I tried various salons, but alas, no one could give me the simple hair cut that I was used to. Sooooo, every time I went back to my home town I would make an appointment to have my hair cut there. My fav little haircut cost me $50+tip. The salon was quite chic. The hair "stylist" were all clad in black tunics and wore expensive shoes. It was a "up-town" sort of place and smelled of Aveda products. . .

THEN - 6 months ago I heard about "Tessa". She is a keeper and I am delighted to have found someone locally that does it "just the way I like it". The funny thing is she works from her home. You enter through her back door. She washes your hair in the kitchen sink, then escorts you through to her tiny laundry room, where there is just barely enough room for a beauty shop chair. She's fast and she's good and you have to schedule far in advance cause she's VERY popular. This is the way we do it in Louisiana. Who knew?

BTW, an adult haircut is $20.
Local gossip and commentary are free.
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Friday, January 9, 2009

A Celebration of Friendship

Grab a tissue then go to this site .
You'll be soooo very glad you did.
"May God bless each of us with many Friends."

*then please comment & share
your thoughts on this.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Miss Piggy says -

" I-got-the-after-Christmas-need-to-diet blues."

I pondered this thought today right after I ate the Popcorn Chicken for lunch and before I ate the Peanut Butter M&M's for an afternoon snack. I've even gone so far as to think about working-out!!
When I finish my Mac & Cheese for dinner I may dust off the Treadmill.
I don't want to overdo it
~Miss Piggy

Monday, January 5, 2009

Rainy Day Tunes?

It's a soggy, rainy, blustery day here and I've been humming and singing "rain songs" all day..."Hmmm Do-Dootin-Dah- Dah"; I never let the fact that I don't know the words stop me from being "songful" (joyful + singing="songful").

However, I've run out of tunes,
"Can you add a song or two to my list?"
Try to do it without a "search" and let's see how many titles we can come up with on our own.

Rainy Day Songs
Rhythm of the Rain
Rainy Days & Monday's
Rainy Day in Georgia
Rainin' on Sunday
The Thunder Rolled
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head (Shawn)
I Love a Rainy Night
(Georgie & Robin)
Raindrops (Mildred)
Like the Rain
These are a Few of My Favorite Things
Singing in the Rain (Amy)

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Manolo Blahnik of the South

If you're a 15 yr. old boy who lives in the South and you want to get your Girlfriend a Christmas gift, what do you buy her?

"Gator Houseshoes! Duh!"

This is what Princess' boyfriend gave her for Christmas.
Just too cute for words...
"Manolo Blahnik of the South", ya think?!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 arrives LOUDLY!

A new year comes LOUDLY to the South.
It doesn't sneak in,
it EXPLODES in!!!
you could sleep through it
or somehow be unaware
that the old has ended
and the new has arrived.

Firecracker stands start selling their goods
the day after Christmas, and on New Years Eve
the fire crackers and sky rockets begin at dark and continue well after midnight.
I think it's resonable to assume that all over our fair city Mother's are up walking babies and praying that all the NOISE
will end soon.

New Years Eve rivals The Fourth of July in our town.
"Louisiana people love to play with fire.", and you can quote me if you want to.

** 2009 **
It's Here!
I pray it will be a good year for all!!

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