Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
We had agreed on our ol' standby...Taco bell, but as we pulled into the lot and I was salivating over the thought of a nice hot bean and cheeser, Nick threw out a suggestion he has probably made umpteen times..
And I took him up on it. Heck, why not? One bad experience, one bad date, and a bit of throw up in my mouth...that was years ago..I thought, why not tempt fate once again?
I did it. I survived...and the best part?
It wasn't as bad as I had worked it up to be..In fact, I sorta more than liked it.
Thumbs up to NZ for his persistence in suggesting it ( 6 years he's been throwing it out there...and getting shot down) over and over...Now, if only I can get myself to try Indian food with my father-in-law.
Give me another 6 years and I might surprise him and say yes when he suggests Indian for lunch.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I was wondering if I was "over It". "It" being the grief that wrenches my heart in a vice grip. The past few months have gotten easier, and that vice grip had twisted counter clockwise and let off a little bit of the hurt. I thought that maybe, just maybe, that intense hurt was gone forever..and I could deal with my grief in an adult like manner from here on out. Then today, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, full of sunshine..
"It" blindsided me ..and...
The vice grip twisted clockwise again.
Maybe this is what I'm in for , for the rest of my life? Most days will be good ones, and every once in a while, there will be a tough one thrown in just to remind me that it's okay to hurt?
Dunno, but I am sure glad that tomorrow is another day, and another chance to appreciate the greatness of all that I have and love, other than that of a sad mom, missing the opportunity to watch a child grow.
Here's a link to my "theme song of the day"..It's one of my all-time favorites..George Strait, singing "You'll Be There"..
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It's been a good 2 years since my last attempt at anything more than a handstand. I think the last skill I tried was an aerial, and let's just say, rug burn on the nose doesn't feel so good. I lacked some SERIOUS height and barely got my feet back around..I escaped with little injury, but it scared the bejesus outta me.
Something got into me on Sunday night, and with a lot of positive self talk, and inspired by the Jersey Shore's "Snookie" who did a backwalkover backhandspring in a dress, I figured, hey if Snooks can do it, I can do it..
And so there the story goes, I ain't as good as I once was, but I'm as good once, as I ever was. For 32 years old, I'm pretty happy with myself (=
Do I smell open gym in my future? Any ex-gymnastics friends wanna join me?
Sunday, February 7, 2010
These are super easy to make and fun too!
Boxed Brownie mix ( lazy, i know!)
Candy sticks ( available at michaels, Joann's..any craft store)
Make brownies in a mini cupcake tin ( spray tin well with PAM)
Freeze Brownie bites once cooked
Insert candy sticks
Melt half a bag of candy melts in a bowl at 30 second intervals in your microwave
Pour sprinkles into a small bowl
Dip brownie pops in candy melts
Dip sides in sprinkles.
Set on wax paper to harden.
Now, isn't that sweet?
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Twice the gift: Surrogate mother gives birth to cousin's twins