Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I finally feel like I did something today!

Okay so this is what happened. It is raining and cold. My son wanted very much to go outside. My husband is back in school after a much needed 3 week break. My daughter is having withdrawal from the television. I am coming a little bout with PMS. Okay so all our family business is out there in the street. So needless to say I wasn't in the best of moods, because I have to deal with everyone else's mood while trying not to lose it, because if I lose it everyone else think it's a license for them to act a fool too. Anyway, I pulled out the "What Your Blah Blah Grader Needs To Know". Guess what? It worked and everybody is still alive and well. Yay! Now, let's see how tomorrow goes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Spike Eating Outside.

Sunshine, Spike, Sunshine's friend, and myself were all outside and Spike decided he was hungry. I thought he was going to stay inside and eat, but no. He brought his food outside and ate in my nephew's car seat. He was happy and so was I. He's so cute. Isn't he? The correct answer is yes.

Hey look what I got!!!


This is supposed to be an image of an award but as usual either my computer is acting up or we have a case of operator error. LOL Anyhoo it doesn't take away from the fact that I GOT AN AWARD!!! YAY!!!

Thandi, whom I have been following for a while and have become distant Sisters with, has given me my very first award. She is wonderfully strong woman to be deeply admired AND she is great blogger. She takes you on all these wonderful, scary, funny, and sometimes sad adventures. I have taken all kinds of vicarious trips with her by reading her blog and you should to. Thank you so much Thandi. I feel special that you or anyone else (other than family as they are obligated) would even be reading this blog. LOL
Okay so here are my seven things that you may not know or care about for that matter. LOL
  1. I can't eat apples, because they have the same effect on me as nails on a chalk board have on most people although nails on a chalk board don't seem to bother me. Go figure.
  2. I really wish I lived in the country in a cozy house with 5 dogs, goats, chickens, a horse, 2 cats, a huge garden, fruit trees, a wildflower field, and a 1.5 mile driveway with the mail box at the end. Oh and a tractor of course.
  3. I hate for my heat/AC to ever be set above 70 degrees, and at least 1/2 of my clients are anemic or just cold natured so I keep blankets for them
  4. I am petrified of bugs.
  5. I love amphibians and reptiles and have always been truly fascinated by snakes. I think they are beautiful.
  6. I have been married for almost 3 years and believe that I should've married my husband much sooner than I did.
  7. I am deeply in love with banana and vanilla almond milk smoothies.
  8. I want to get my husband and my dna tested at http://africanancestry.com/ and then spend 6 months to a year in those places.
Okay that's 8, but it's my blog, I'm the youngest child, and breaking the rules is part of my creative process. LOL

Eveyln has literally saved my life. I began watching her on youtube and fell in love because she is southerner like myself and she has a garden that made me lovingly jealous. Because of her I have made changes in the diet of my family and have seen dramatic results. I am not a far along as she is, but she makes you feel good about any improvements you make. Thanks Sis

Cinnamoncurlz is someone that is a fellow homeschooler, but this is her hair blog. I just love her writing. She is even this good when she exchanges emails with you. I have also enjoyed following her hair journey because for African American woman it is TRULY a journey.

A. Hermitt has a wonderful homeschooling blog that I have used as a homeschool bible. You just need to go an visit her, because it's just wonderfully done. Anyhoo, I first encountered her on youtube and loved her strength and tenacity. I was like "I want to be a homeschool Mama bear just like her". LOL I later met her in the same yahoo group that I meet Cinnamoncurlz in.

Leslie doesn't know it, but she is my homeschool God Mama. She is one of the first people I "met" online that helped me out a lot. Here blog is beautiful and she has the most beautiful pictures. Her blog is literally serene. Going there is like a vacation. LOL...no seriously it is.

Tonia is loved by me because of the love she shows others. That's pretty much it. She is transparent about it and it is simply a beautiful thing. I "met" her in a locking group but her blog is much more than hair. Enjoy it for yourself.

Babs is so cool. Yes she is one of my clients, but she is a counselor to anyone who needs help and she follows her own helpful loving advice and has the best love story EVER...well except for mine of course. Anyway she has beautiful wonderful kids and now a wonderfully funny re-husband. What's that? Go read about it.

Caffeinatedjive is straight foward and to the point. I have learn a lot of homeschooling social etiquette type things from this site and as a new homeschooler it is good to be up on that kind of stuff. I have learned that just because your children have "hometraining" that is doesn't mean that everyone's lovely homeschooled children do. Anyway, I have learned what could possibly come up and how to handle it without "catching a charge".

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2. Copy and paste the award on your own blog
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Name seven things about yourself that folks may not know.
5. Nominate seven Kreativ bloggers
6. Post links to the seven bloggers you nominate
7. Leave comments on each of the blogs letting them know that you have nominated them!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunshine's Hair Cut

So here's Sunshine with her new hair cut. It's not that drastic, but it was enough. Her grandma also bought her some "Attitude Glasses" a.k.a fake glasses that are used solely as a fashion statement. I have to admit that they are pretty cute on her. She looks cute in almost anything...well, you know she has good genes. LOL

At the park...again.

Yes, I was spinning and fell down. Actually, I rolled down the hill head-over-heels and when I stopped I was so spin drunk that I didn't even know that my wonderful Sunshine was taking this picture.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure!

We participated in the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. Our morning started at 5:30am. Sunshine and drove to Grandma's house where we ate egg sandwiches before we left. As you know I used to walk 3 miles 3 times a week, but this was totally different. Plus we had to walk about a mile or two to get to the start line. There were lots of freebies and interesting outfits to look at during the walk. Hopefully we will do this again next year. My niece and nephew joined us although they rode in the double stroller. All together it was me, Sunshine, my sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, and 3 cousins. There were said to be approximately 14,000 people present. I hope you enjoy the pictures, because we sure enjoyed the walk.