Thursday, June 26, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The gift bag was worth the visit with 2 Venus razors in it for starters. And the free 5 minute massage was a highlight of my day. (If I did the hour-long massage, I'd turn to butter, I'm sure.)
The most amusing and unique booth I saw was promoting a Pole-Dancing Exercise Class. I really couldn't believe it. The really cute young woman at the exhibit had a DVD playing with a demonstration. It was not something you would want your husband to see another woman doing. And yeah, we all have a pole in our living room at home in case we miss class.
What will they think of next? I don't think I want to know.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I’ve also recently read “The Shack” by William Young. This one doesn’t have an unorthodox title but it’s an unorthodox book. I really liked it. This is Christian fiction but I am going to recommend it to a particular non-Christian friend. Honestly, sometimes Christian fiction is just too sappy for me, but none of the books I’m posting about are in the sappy category.
A good beach read is the best love story I have read in a long time. "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers is amazing. You have to press through the beginning as it starts slow. But don’t quit - I almost did and I would have been sorry.
I have a list of books that I want to read that's 3 pages long from reading Big Mama’s post asking for good beach reading a few weeks ago. I was impressed and astonished at the 226 comments that gave me a reading list for the next 5 years.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
A big shout out for Erin Duke Photgraphy and Design. Erin did my logo and blog header along with the whole business package of business cards, letterhead, etc. She is very reasonable, very professional and very talented. She was easy to work with and I have to admit, I like to network with Moms who are working from home. I met her through blogging!
This project took me longer than I anticipated so I feel such a sense of relief to have this step completed. Now I can get back to the business of actually booking speaking engagements!!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Builderman has a history of naming my outfits and being a commentator on fashion. I decided years ago to laugh about it. About 15 minutes before our recent graduation party was to begin, he frowned at me and asked, “Is that new?” Which of course my clothes were new- we were having a party! He proceeded to say, “You look like you’re packing an extra 20 pounds today.” Not 10, but 20. Argghh. I ran to the bedroom to look in the mirror and scanned my options quickly. I decided there was no time to change and decided that his fashion sense leaves much to be desired. Trust me on that.
Hence, this morning, I looked at some photos taken that night and guess what?? I look 20 pounds heavier. This prompted me to put on the new blouse with some “skinny” pants, thinking that would fix it. Nope. You know why those loose blouses that are so popular now are called the maternity look? Indeed Cupcake in her little tiny size zero body couldn’t look pregnant if you put a tent on her. But me? I don’t look pregnant. I just look fat. So much for my nice new outfit. I could post a photo and do a contest and a giveaway but friends don’t do that to friends. Live and learn.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
You’re healthier because you are a blogger. Scientists said so. (And so did Antique Mommy, who posted this news and caused me to do a happy dance.)
A recent article in Scientific American says, “Self-medication may be the reason the blogosphoere has taken off. Besides expressive writing (blogging) serving as a stress-coping mechanism, physiological benefits include improved memory and sleep, improved immune cell activity and it even speeds healing after surgery."
So if we needed justification for time spent blogging, we now have some great arguments. Blog on…and have a great weekend!
Friday, June 6, 2008
I tried to talk Cupcake into setting up a stand on the highway with beans, squash, corn and potoatoes. She always liked to do lemonade stands when she was little, but she didn't go for my plan. So I just force vegetables on everyone I know. How many ways can you cook squash? Forrest Gump had the scoop on shrimp and my specialty is squash: boiled squash, steamed squash, sauteed squash, fried squash, squash casserole, sqaush gumbo.... got any recipes to share?
Tomatoes aren't ready yet. I have never learned the art of canning and don't want to. I'd rather just share. Guess what's for dinner at our house?
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
3 8 oz Cool Whip
5 cups milk
1 8 oz sour cream
2 lg Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 1/2 boxes Vanilla Wafers8 bananas
Blend cool whip, milk, sour cream and pudding. Layer wafers, bananas
& cream. Best if refrigerated overnight before serving.