Saturday, September 29, 2007

Homecoming Lord

Proud Mama has to post this photo this morning. Paul is a freshman with amazing charisma. He is not taking a date to the dance, he wants to go with his friends. Apparently a lot of girls were upset. I'm just fine with that choice! I wore Steve's letter jacket from 1983.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Flashback Friday

OMG! my mom just called me to tell me about an article she read in the newspaper: Jack in the Box is coming back to our state! I love the greasy tacos! comfort food! when we travel to the west coast we map quest Jack in the Box from the airports! I'm so excited! Luckily it is being built about 20 - 30 minutes away otherwise I'd be muy gorda! I can't wait to pick Lauren up from school today and tell her the good news! I confess...I'm a junk food junkie! bloggers? what is your poison?

Thursday, September 27, 2007


I've been so dang busy that my head is spinning. I have a ton to do today but seem to be short on energy. Our dance school is having a huge fundraiser/professional show this weekend and Lauren had to have a new costume (she's dancing with 4 former Lord of the Dance stars.) Costume...did someone saw costume? my favorite thing to sew...but I was already in over my head with feis buckets I agreed to sew for our silent auction. So I ran all over town looking for the perfect black skirt and leotard for Miss Priss. It is just so ...plain....not my style. After I enter this blog note I'm going to go wild with the heat wand, rhinestones and lace.

To add to our busy crazy life...Steve is bagpiping at the event and I'm in a team dance number and wouldn't you know's the same night as Homecoming for Paul. oh! Paul was nominated for the Homecoming court! he's such a charismatic young man. He is a lot like his dad and my father. He has the gift of gab and can make anyone feel comfortable in any situation. I'm so proud of him! I hope he wins the vote...even if he does not I'm proud of how we've raised such a nice young man. Paul told me he ran out of $ the other day because he gave it to some kid that didn't have lunch money and was sitting alone. The special ed kids love Paul too. He likes almost everyone. This is also the same child who offered a girl $5.00 to eat a praying mantis and got everyone else to cough up some dough and the girl ate it for $50.00 total! yum yum oh boy is he Irish or what? Paul and I had a good laugh over his story and I told him about a neighborhood girl who would ring our doorbell and when we opened the door she would pop a live snail in her and all and start munching. ICK! I still recall her brown hair and freckles and green slime running out the side of her mouth.

I don't have a camera as it has gone missing but I needed to journal and found this photo of Paul back in 1994-95. I made this costume for him. It was pretty ugly yet cute at the same time. He loved this jacket...he wore it the previous Halloween and almost everyday for play. I still have it hanging in my hall closet. Steve who claims he is not artistic made the firetruck. This was when colored printers first came out and and he was hot stuff on the computer making lights and signs for the firetruck. Oh! I hope to have homecoming/dance photos to show all my blog friends on Monday.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Birthday Shopping

Today Steve and the kiddos took me shopping for my Birthday...we went to the Container Store and I picked out a grid system and magnet containers to hang above my sewing machine. Steve also bought me a new chair. Fun Fun! I've been organizing all afternoon.

I also received an I Pod Nano video so I can listen to my favorite songs while sewing. I am having so much fun in my new studio. I'm almost ready to take photos for sharing on the blogosphere.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

2nd Place

The festival was a lot of fun! I managed to come home with 3 third places and a 2nd place trophy in the Hard Reel Special. Yippee!