Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Love/Hate Relationship

I LOVE tennis.

I HATE what it does to my not-so-youthful body.

Tennis in Georgia is ALTA. ALTA is practically a religion.

Our team needed 5 points on Sunday to have a shot at playoffs.

And guess what - we are playoff bound!

But - this old broad is injured.

I did something to my right forearm. It hurts to grasp, lift and TYPE!

OH YEAH - it hurts to type!!! Which puts a SERIOUS hurtin' on my blogging abilities.

So - I'm going to the orthopaedist this afternoon and hoping a cortisone shot will do the trick!

'Cause there is tennis to be played and championships to be won!

AND commenting to do!

Cross your fingers for me and forgive me for not coming by!

As soon as my typing fingers are pain free, I'll be BACK!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Six Word Saturday

"What is God's cell phone number?

No lie.

Straight out of the mouth of Baby Chicket.

Daddy - "It's unlisted."

Me - LMAO!!!!!!!

Go visit Cate at Show My Face for MORE Six Word Saturday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

And guess what ELSE is today?

Today is my PUMPKIN's Birthday!

That's right!

My heart, my love, my soulmate.

And WONDERFUL father to our chicklets!

Happy Birthday, my love!

Our little part

April 22 - Earth Day

How have we gone GREEN?

We've put in the squiggly bulbs.

We recycle, and I've been know to dig through the trash to move things over to the recycling can!

I have "makeshift" rain barrels. (They work for me!)

I have cloth bags for groceries.
My BIGGEST contribution to going green is the creation of....


Cloth Snack Bags!

Don't tease and mock the sewing, people!

I went out and bought a sewing machine and taught MYSELF to sew and make these little lovelies!!

Since then, thank goodess, my sewing has DRAMATICALLY improved, and now I'm able to make things like THESE!

But back to the cloth snack bags.

Rather than using and throwing away countless ziplock bags that take up SO much space in landfills, my kids use their cloth snack bags.

They picked fabric for the outside. I put a vinyl type fabric on the inside and attached velcro.

We rinse them out or even throw them in the washing machine. (Which apparently is what the pink and purple striped one DESPERATELY needs!)

And VOILA, just like that, reduce our carbon footprint!

For other great ideas on going green and helping our environment, visit Cate at Show My Face!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tip for Tuesday

ENTER GIVEAWAYS!!!

'Cause you could be a big WINNER like me!

And TWO of my FOUR (yep, you read it right!!) prizes have been received!

Can you guess who THIS one is from??

If you guessed the FABULOUS Ryan Ashley Scott, you are correct-a-mundo!

Did the feathers give it away? :)

I wish I could rock the feathers like she does!

This fantastic array of goodies was a celebration of her 100th post at Optimistic Cynicism.

My piggies needed SERIOUS help, and this wonderful prize was the perfect knight in shining armour!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!

Next up on the wheel of prizes.....

My laptop bag from Miss Gina's Designs!

Isn't it GEORGEOUS?!!

I won it in a SITS Saturday Spotlight!

Gina was fantastic! I was able to pick out my own fabric and style, sent her my laptop measurments, and I had it in LESS than a week!!

AND she embroidered it!! FREE!!!

Go check her out! I'm amazed at all the things she creates!!

THANK YOU!!!

The best part...I still have TWO prizes a-comin'!!

Are you still here?!?! Go enter giveaways!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Crawfish Boil 2009

I am BACK to Blog World!

Our 7th annual Crawfish Boil was Saturday and was a HUGE success!!

Here is the blog I'm working on for the crawfish boil. (Yep, a blog 'cause Blogger is FREE!)

Feel free to hop over and check out the craziness.

*WARNING* - If you are not a proponent of blow up doll abuse, you should pass on looking!!

For the FIRST time, Pumpkin's cousins, April & Nancy, came over for the big shin-dig!


Baby Chicklet was thrilled April let her hubby, Matt, tag along! After he let her paint his nails and do his hair and makeup at Christmas, he's one of her FAVORITE people!


(Can you tell why?)

For the FIRST time, we used in house entertainment. I must say - she rocked it!

Our Eldest Chicklet was a huge help! She sold raffle tickets, helped with Baby Chicklet and drove guests on beer runs!



Yes. I let my 16 year old take people on beer runs.


We don't call our children the Petite YaYas for nothin'!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Out of the Mouth of Baby Chicklet

Miley Cyrus is performing on American Idol tonight.


Baby Chicklet - OMG - HUGE Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana fan.


Huge. Crazy. Huge.


Us - Miley Cyrus is on TV.


BC - (Screeching) PAUSE IT!!! PAUSE IT!!! PAUSE IT!!!


Us - Why?

BC - Duh. I gotta get my microphone.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pardon Me

Please pardon my absence this week.

THIS Saturday, we are hosting our 7th annual Crawfish Boil for OVER 150 people.

Singing: Pete Whitfield - the lead singer from the most popular bar band around.

And.....

ELVIS.

Yes, you heard me, Elvis.

Don't. Be. Jealous.

This here is a shindig of mammoth proportions.

Needless to say, I'm a wee bit busy from now until Sunday.

Please, please forgive me for not commenting and visiting as I should.

I'm just trying to keep my head above the mudbugs (That's slang for crawfish if you're not from around here!)

Just so you know where I'll be....

Eatin' some grub.

Chillin' with my girls.

Rollin' with laughter.

Feelin' the jam.


Gettin' freaky with it.

Throwin' some 'shoes.

Drinkin' some beer.

Shakin' my tail feathers.


Oh - and did I mention it's for charity!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy EASTER!

I hope everyone has a fantastic Easter Sunday!

Here - tennis, The Masters and MORE egg hunting!

Here comes the chicklets for their first look at the Easter Bunny LOOT!

You can't hear the "incident" but about halfway through the video, Baby Chicklet poots. BUT -all of us, except Pumpkin, could hear it - thus the hysterical laughter!

video
The Easter Bunny was very busy!

Not only did he leave out all the baskets, but he HID eggs!

And it appears he left behind some fur!

video

All of the chicklets are hardly ever in ONE place for a pic so I had to take advantage of the opportunity.

So, after a LOT of retakes...

And an Easter miracle! (The Eldest Chicklet let me take pictures WITHOUT her wearing makeup!!!)

Our three Chicklets!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Six Word Saturday

Visit Cate and check out MORE Six Word Saturday !!

"I'm old. Six Flags hurt me."

I took Baby Chicklet, Middle Chicklet and one of his friends to Six Flags on Thursday.

Nine hours of "fun."

The kiddie rides made me want to hurl. Seriously.

Now - raging sinus infection.

Either Six Flags has cooties or walking through gigantic clouds of pollen for 9 hours did me in.

I'm leaning towards the cooties.

BUT - despite my whining and complaining, fun was had by all.

The evidence is in THESE crappy quality photos taken with my Blackberry since my small camera was camera-jacked by the Eldest Chicklet.

Driving the big rig. Oh yeah. Big wheels keep on turnin'...

Chillin' on the tree house ride - checking to see how far they will
D-R-O-P!!!

And how she spent most of the day - hands in the air!! She ain't afraid of no rides!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Out of the Mouth of Baby Chicklet

Yesterday we went with a neighbor to Catch Air - our local indoor inflatable playground.

Baby Chicklet needed to go potty, so off we went.

BC - "The girls' bathroom is prettier than the boys' bathroom."

Me - "I'm sure it is."

BC - "Daddy has to take me to the boys' bathroom."

Me - "Yep! Big boys aren't supposed to go to the girls' bathroom."

BC - "Boys pee out of their tails."

Me - (Insert hysterical laughter) "Yes, they do."

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Open Letter to Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,

You are a fickle bee-otch.

Three short days ago it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Sunny in the low 70s.

So lovely, in fact, I was able to play tennis and be irresponsible enough that three days later I am still FRIED!!!

Today, however, it's FREAKING SNOWING.

Let me remind you. It's April. In Georgia.

I had to cover my plants.


Yes, I understand it's not REAL snow, only teeny tiny flurries.

However, the POINT is it's cold enough for those teeny tiny flurries. to occur!

28 being the low tonight.

I, too, am a woman. I understand stand mood swings. But a 50 degree mood swing??

For the love of God, woman, take some Prozac!

If your little temper tantrum kills my great grandmother's hydrangea, I'm so NOT gonna be happy.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Frustration Dance

Today I tried out one of the Fishful Thinking activities with Baby Chicklet - Shake off the Frustration Dance.

My entire family really spends too much time watching tv - ESPECIALLY Baby Chicklet. Miss Thang loves her some Hannah Montana and Phineas and Ferb.

Today, I turned off the tv and said we needed to find something else to do.

Meltdown.

Pouty face of historic proportion.

I sat down in front of her. We talked about how crying and getting mad were not going to make me change my mind, and it would just make her feel yucky. Since I know how much she LOVES to dance, I suggested that she shake her groove thing and DANCE instead of getting mad.

At first, no deal.

Then, I danced. I'll spare you the pics, but it got HER to dance!

I'm thinking it worked!

So, around here, we're gonna shake our booties instead pouting and getting mad!

CLICK THE FISH!