It’s that award time of year again and Carolyn invited us to attend a smashing birthday party like we did last year!
Here’s the cake I just picked up for Carolyn:
That ’70’ on the top is a mistake!
And I threw together this little number:
This doesn’t clash does it?
And crystal encrusted low heels:
Love this antique necklace:
This one may work better:
I tried to borrow this from the museum and they promptly said no and thought I was one crazy lady!
The Hope diamond-it clashes with my gown anyway
Look what they are doing to the statues!
I’m going to sneak some of these into the show-
Little chocolate Oscars
A gift for Carolyn, since she is so colorful:
And last but not least, a little giggle:
Wow-I can’t wait! I think what I want is still on back order though!
My baking for today-minus the Rum Raisin bars-Sour Cream Drops-heavenly goodness-thanks for the recipe Jennifer; Microwave Peanut Brittle and Sugar Cookies-these are vintage Tupperware cutters like the ones my mom had. I would suggest not to save sugar cookies for last-too frustrating.
Congrats to Missy and her family over at A Treehugger’s Wife-she welcomed Seamus 12-18 in a water birth and said it was a great experience. So happy for her.
Please keep Brian and his fellow employees in your thoughts as the newspaper company where he works is going through hard times. All the papers (7 I think) need to be sold, except the one where he works, or they will be shut down. At Bri’s work there will be employee changes. He’s been there and in the different offices for almost 11 years now. Things will be going on in early January.
Saturday Night Live was a bit raunchy the other night, but a certain sketch had us rolling on the floor because of the theme of the sketch (how a family kissed each other a zillion times), but the dad in the sketch looked just like brother #2 who I don’t see that often:
This is comic actor Fred Armisen (I think he’s still a ‘friend’ of mine on MySpace)
And this is my brother
I got the capture of Fred by using the ‘print screen’ button when we were viewing the sketch on the SNL archives. It’s like Fred used a photo of my brother to create his character! Bri and I almost fell of the sofa and chair when we saw this.
Speaking of the sketch, Bri’s family is the kissing family. Kiss, kiss, kiss! We aren’t as much, more huggers I think. I do kiss my mom on the cheek when I say good bye.
Not too much going on this weekend. Had a nice little shopping trip Sunday night at Walmart as I hadn’t been shopping for a while. I told Bri I would save him from going shopping for me. We are probably going to go to the Mendenhall Inn on Wednesday. They have a prime rib special that night. I’ve lived here for over 22 yrs and never have been there. My high school would have their proms there (and I didn’t go to the proms).
Just made the reservation online using Open Table. com (from the Inn’s website)
I did take a new self-portrait (meaning ‘I’ took it. Bri tried, but he couldn’t get it the way I wanted:
These were photoshopped in Adobe for the heck of it.
Anyway, I think I’ll be finished a cross stitch project that has a 1988 date on the bottom of it soon. That will make 4 projects I have to finish into something!
Also need to get my free turkey and plan my Thanksgiving menu. I may try a few things from the latest issue of Martha Stewart’s Everyday food.
If you have never played in Blingee.com, you are missing something! I was making an animated birthday gift for my friend who likes Mr. Spade here, and decided to make some others
And Cos of course:
And look what I found on Facebook, a photo of my handsome Sean:
Thought you’d like to see a photo of me and Valentino:
It’s a Webkinz ‘Love Frog’ from Brian! LOL Some of my tribe friends and my niece (big age difference there) collect these adorable critters. I bought one-the lion I named Lil’King as pictured below. You can adopt them online and give them rooms and earn webkinz cash to buy fun things. It’s a nice distraction from housework and the bleakness of winter (see my baggy eyes above)! Yeah, I know, I’m that old and playing on a website. I love Solitaire and Quizzy’s quizzes. : )
We also like to snap photos of them doing stuff around the house. : )
Here’s Lil’King checking out my yearbook:
‘Listening’ to James Taylor
And finally-for you cross stitch enthusiasts :
Checking out the DMC colors!!
I hope I made you smile. : )
Brian gave me a lovely card, a small box of Dove chocolates (never enough), and a Commodores greatest hits CD as I heard ‘Brickhouse’ on the radio a few months ago and thought it would be a great song to exercise too.: ) We went out to dinner and I had NY strip steak and Bri had lasagna.
Have a great weekend.
So I completely skipped yesterday-not really! Had to get a truck load of groceries and was so not in the mood to do so. I want to get a goodie box to my sweetie son for Valentine’s Day ready to go and found that Brian tossed all the bigger boxes! Shoeboxes are fine, but I don’t need that many of them and they are usually heavier and too small to mail.
Speaking of which-does anyone want any Altoids tins? I have about 20 maybe and if you love to use them in your crafts, let me know. I swear by Altoids for a stuffy head and use a tin a week.
I’m going to the eye doctor at 2:30-please send me some good vibes. My mom thinks I’ll be fine. I sure as heck hope so. I’m after Brian to go for his bloodwork and then I have to go get my paperwork for mine. 1.5 years is too long to wait. I started taking Vitamin E a few times a week and I think I feel a bit more energetic. Hope that’s it or the disco dancing (kidding again-but when Brick House comes on the radio-watch out!)
Big election day in the country. I don’t usually discuss politics or religion here, but the election in November will be history making for the Democrats.
Something funny (thanks Joy):
I went to my regular eye doctor and he thinks I also have ocular hypertension when the eye pressure is up for no apparent reason. The nurse said that I should watch using Flonase that contains steroids as maybe I fall into that group that is sensitive to it and it sometimes causes eye pressure to go up. In two months I have to get the pressure rechecked (21 and 24 today, should be 22 and under) and get the thickness of my cornea measured to see if they are getting a false readings. He doesn’t think I have glaucoma because my optic nerve and peripheral (side vision) are fine. If I continued to have abnormal high or it gets worse, I will probably eventually have to use drops. That’s aging for you.
For Fat Tuesday-I have some NY strip steaks defrosting! : )
I’m about to go to bed, but I wanted to stop by and say yes, I did almost finish the cross stitched Ground hog Day freebie-he just needs some beads around his head and I also watched ‘Groundhog Day‘ on VHS-wow, seems so different watching it that way (and it’s taking forever to rewind-urgh).
I haven’t watched it for ages-it’s different, weird and funny! Definitely one of Bill Murray’s best. I remember the bed and breakfast where Phil Conners (Bill in the movie and Brian had a teacher by that name who came to my high school-ha!) was really in the Chicago area. Brian asked if Bill was about 70, he’s only 57-ha!
One of my favorite scenes and quotes:
Rita: [Phil has described several people in the diner] What about me, Phil? Do you know me too?
Phil: I know all about you. You like producing, but you hope for more than Channel 9 Pittsburgh.
Rita: Well, everyone knows that!
Phil: You like boats, but not the ocean. You go to a lake in the summer with your family up in the mountains. There’s a long wooden dock and a boathouse with boards missing from the roof, and a place you used to crawl underneath to be alone. You’re a sucker for French poetry and rhinestones. You’re very generous. You’re kind to strangers and children, and when you stand in the snow you look like an angel.
Rita: [in wonder] How are you doing this?
Phil: I told you. I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it’s always February 2nd, and there’s nothing I can do about it.
I’m thrilled with all the comments I’m getting for the giveaway. I love new visitors and hope my friends will comment too.
Your Christmas is Most Like: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Christmas is a big, boisterous event at your place.And no matter what, something hilarious usually happens.
What Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like?
First of all-Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t have any corned beef and cabbage to cook as I couldn’t get out yesterday. Maybe I can have some tomorrow or Monday.
The following photo is yet another Flower Show one-this was an award winning display-that’s a keg decorated with flowers and there is a hose and a tap that leads to a cup. Interesting, don’t you think?
Krazy Dad, over in my sidebar is so clever and you don’t know what to expect from him next, especially this ‘gadget’.
So next time somebody whines about where to go to eat lunch (or dinner), I’m going here and spinning the wheel. We haven’t even eaten at some of these places, so awesome!
BTW, the lady on Who Wants to be a Millionaire right now is from nearby Landenberg and she was up to $16K but lost all of it but $1k. I don’t know her, but I live less than 6 miles from her (I mapped her name and town). Someone from Kennett Square was on Jeopardy a few weeks ago and she made the local paper!