S is for….

Sky.

I was going to post today about the one thing that is a daily constant in my life: SILLINESS. But I am low on photos of silly. 2 snaps for silly.

But what I have a plethora of is: Skies.

High 5 for cool skies.

I have a bit of an obsession with skies lately and am capturing all sorts of sky pictures.

Florida Skies

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Atlanta Skies

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Skies over Colorado

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Denver Skies

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Isn’t it amazing how many colors the sky can have in a single day? *Someone* up there must have one ginormous box of crayons. :0

To see how some other folks used the letter S today go visit: Z – A Mondays.

TGIF; Clothes, piercings and tattoos. Yeah, lots of goodies.

Thank goodness it’s Friday.

The girls made it through their first week of school with no scandals, tattoos, arrests, fights, problems. You get my gist, they had a good first week.

I can’t believe they are in the 8th and 11th grade. Especially since I feel like I just finished my hellhole high school days, much less like I dropped Lo off at kindergarten!

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In case you never noticed before, my girls are polar opposites.

One is a bit on the preppy side of life and my other is walking a tightrope between British punk and I don’t know what. Eclectic I suppose. As long as it ends with the clothes, I am fine. Clothes are temporary and can be changed, unlike tattoos and rings hanging off your ears connected to your nose and then connected to your lip.

I was a bit progressive in my attire for a few years too, I had my own ‘thang’ going on. Eccentric. Eclectic. I refused to dress like everyone else. I am over that. Now, I dress just like…ME, which is totally awesome. Yeah, I admit it.

Speaking of holes in your head, have you seen the kids with the huge ‘gauge’ earring holes? Mostly guys do it. I am baffled about it, but whatever floats your boat Mr. Holey Head. I just remember how my Dad used to accuse ME of having a hole in my head and all…if he only knew what I could have done to make that statement true. I am all about expressing yourself. But sometimes I just wonder: Just what are you trying to express?????

Ok, so the weekend…hmmm..what to do, what to do. {blankly starring at my piles of photos needing to be put in albums, laundry crying to be washed, dried and folded, ironing, a good book needing to be finished and 6 crisp brand new magazines that are waiting to be fondled}

I am sure I will find something to keep me busy. I love when there really are NO plans, but I can plan on something coming up!

“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.” ~Bill Watterson

I wish for everyone an eccentric weekend, not to be confused with an eclectic weekend. Oh, wait I like that idea too.

I hope you don’t have too much on your ‘to do’ list and revel in some free time. Enjoy your family, they know you and still love you anyway.

What is on your agenda?

sailing? skydiving? cleaning the cat box? Dinner and a movie? Dish up.

I learned some stuff this week…

Not real important stuff, but stuff all the same.

We have all heard the saying “you are never too old to learn.” How true it is. I learn new things all the time. The unfortunate part of all my learning is, I usually forget what I have learned soon after I learned it. Pretty much the reason I stink at math…and then add in the fact that I loathe numbers, well this makes me the opposite of a mathematician. I am a naicitamehtam.

I am going to start documenting the stuff I am learning. Adding it to my ‘list’, so to say….

I learned this week:

Betsy samples the grapes in the produce dept and her husband George acts like he does not know her. I find this to be very comical.

P1020297My kids are two of my favorite(est) people on this planet. I already knew this…but sometimes I just sit back and take them in with my eyes, ears and heart. Sometimes, I just want to nibble on their faces. Ok, really I want to gobble them up. But then people would call me a cannibal and all sorts of rumors would get started. I don’t need that extra stress in my life right now.

Ozzie may be the most well tempered dog I have ever seen in my life. I could put P102058329 drops of burning liquid in his eyes and shove a few horse size pills down his throat daily and all I tell him is: “It’s ok Boy, Mama is almost done and I will get you a cookie” and the little boy, just wags his nub and stands still for me.

Dogs wearing lampshades have neither peripheral vision or decent hearing. Like having a really old person follow you around all day banging his lampshade into your thighs.

I bruise easily. (see above)

FYI: You should never, under any circumstances put lampshades on old people!

I have learned that everyone who thinks they are great drivers, really aren’t. However, I am an excellent driver .

Did you learn anything new or exiting this week?

If you did, I am pretty sure you did not learn it reading my thoughts here…just a wild guess!

If walls could talk, what would yours say?

That is a super awesome title isn’t it? Thanks. It hurt my brain to come up with that baby.

I am sure at least two of you have not been able to get a good nights rest prior to this little nugget of information from me: While on our 13 day vacation, the girls and I visited 4 Target stores. Yep. Still on our quest to visit all the Target stores on this little planet of ours. And just for Sh*ts and Giggles, the day after we were home, we visited our local Target. You know, just to make sure it was still there and all. Good news, it survived our hiatus. phew.

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So, anyhoo….when we visited my Mom in Georgia, she had just moved into a new place. I took the liberty to help unpack some things for her and get my paws into some organizing too. You know how I live for that stuff right? Mom had a great idea for her dining room wall and together we did this little lettering project:

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Is it cute or what???? And yes, the letters are not supposed to be perfectly straight. She bought it at Stein Mart, but I have seen them all over since then. It was pretty easy, the most agonizing hardest part was figuring out where to put it exactly on the wall.

And of course, while we were together, there was much laughter and joy around her cute as heck table too.

I am thinking of putting one on my kitchen wall too. I could draw from my Father’s wisdom from my childhood. His famous line at the dinner table:

“Eat it OR wear it!”

On second thought, maybe that would not be so welcoming to our guests.

Or maybe:

“NO singing at the table!”

Still not sure why singing was such a problem for him either. Fun Sucker.

I did see this one that I really liked:

“Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.”

Reckless abandon does sound rather messy though…not such a fan of messes. The love part is A+ for sure!

What would you put on your wall to sum up your family meals??

T is for….

Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday.

What is there NOT to love????

Food, family, food, fun, family, laughing, food, and there is NO present buying stress involved. How awesome is that????

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I really enjoy hosting it at our house. It is so much fun having all of our family with us at one time.. you know, the in-laws, the out-laws & some straglers off the street.

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November in Florida; the weather is usually perfect for us to have the entire house open. We use the dining room table, the kitchen table and the outside table too. If we invite even more people next year, we may need to use the pool table as well. :0

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But no matter which table you sit at, you always feel special. So special that I may even offer the wishbone to YOU!

And if you know me, you know that there is usually not one dish left in the cupboard when dinner is served…no paper plates or plastic silverware either. ALL the good stuff gets used on special occasions. (ok, most days are a special occasion, right?)

I have so much to be thankful for…I hope you do as well.

gosh, it is already August 24th…suppose it is too early to start setting the tables????

Who is coming???? Dinner will be served at 3:00 sharp.

To see how others used the letter T today, visit: Z-A Mondays.

Fill in the _____.

Colleen posted this little meme and I thought it was cute. So here goes. Feel free to do it as well, ya know if you have nothing life altering to do in the next few minutes.

My roommate and I once: argued about listening to country music in the morning vs pop/techno music. It was 1986. I won.

Never in my life have I: opened food in the grocery store and ate it while shopping. see, I do have some restraint.

High school was: horrible. Please don’t make me ever do it again.

When I’m nervous: I feel like I am going to have diarrhea. 😮

My hair: dark blonde.

When I was 5: I wanted to have a small convertible sports car. And join the circus. And be named Kelly. In that order.

When I turn my head left: I see things on my left side?

I should be: exercising.

By this time next year: I hope I am still here and exercising.

I have a hard time understanding: non-caring and cruel people.

You know I like you if: I laugh a LOT.

My ideal breakfast is: Leftover dinner.

If you visit my home town: You must visit the beach and the pier. And me.

If you spend the night at my house: You will have a nice guest bedroom and perhaps some animals sleeping with you.

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds: Elephants!

Last night I: I tried to get caught up on my tivo’d episodes of ‘Curb your Enthusiasm.’ ahhhh….I love Larry David. Funny people make this world go ’round.

A better name for me would be: Supreme Commander of domestic affairs. But ‘Mrs Lottery winner’ would be nice too.

I’ve been told I look like: Goldie Hawn (15 lbs ago)

If I could have any car, it would be: an Audi A8. (I don’t usually like foreign cars, but for this one, I would suffer)

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But I would still need one of these to carry the all the kids and their stuff. I prefer both of them to be white. thankyouverymuch.

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I don’t ask for much, do I ?