Thursday, December 31, 2009

Auld Lang Syne

"Year's end is neither the end nor a beginning
but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience
can instill in us."
- Hal Borland

Happy New Year to all my beautiful family and friends!

Until then...

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Happy Birthday to our Savior!

Until then...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


One thing I made sure I did as a mother was to let Shelby
know that through the thick and thin of it all she was loved deeply
by me and her father.
A simple "I love you"
at the start of the day,
randomly through the day,
in her lunch as a note on a napkin,
especially at bedtime.
Today it came back trifold.
While sitting in the living room watching tv
Shelby came to me and said,
"You haven't had your hug and kiss today. I love you, Mommy."
That was it.
She went back to coloring as if nothing happened.
My heart is a lump of love.

Until then...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

another award? really?

Bless her heart.
My mother over at Weezer's Haven has blessed me with this
Sugar Doll award.
Now I think I'm supposed to give you a little insight to what makes me tick.
But honestly, I can't think of anything that my few followers
don't already know.
Also I'm apparently supposed to pass this award on to some one else,
but there again I have only a few followers and they already
have this award.
So I thank you Weezer for having faith in my blog and seeing possible potential.

Until then...

finding inspiration

"Faith is taking the first step
even when you don't see the
whole staircase"

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, December 14, 2009

o tannenbaum

My mom and sister have posted about their CHRISTmas trees that are
a working progress.
I figured I should post about my punny tree.
As a child, as far back as I can remember we always had a live tree.
So as an adult it seemed like that was something I should also continue to do.
Since I'm not working, we've taken the conservative route.
Starting last year I converted to artificial.
Though I still prefer a live tree, it'll have to do.

Until then...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

a thought

"When you wish,
the world becomes brighter.
so wish.
It's what makes the holidays
the holidays"
from my Starbucks cup

Friday, December 11, 2009


What to do?
What to do?
What to do?
Larry just left for work.
He won't be home until well after midnight.
My in laws drove up here to get Shelby for the weekend.
They just left.
I am now
It has been so long since I have been by myself that I honestly
can say I don't know what to do.
I don't know how to be by myself.
Any suggestions?

Until then...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

overheard singing

"Rudolph the Reindeer Rednosed had very shiney nose"
This has been his name for the past three years.
No matter how much I correct her this seems to be his name.
I guess I didn't get that memo.

Until then...

Monday, December 7, 2009

singing praise

her singing while helping me put things away

Until then...

name a pig

So after doing some research this is what I found out.
Angela is a character on a show called "BONES".
She has a pig.
It needs a name.
The network that the show airs on has invited the public to help name
her pig.
That's it.

Until then...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

precarious situation

You're riding a horse full speed..
there's a giraffe beside you...
and you're being chased by a lion..
What would you do?

Wait for it...
Still waiting?



Until then...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Angel(i)a needs...

I was inspired by my mom's blog who was
in turn inspired by another blog to Google
my needs list.
Since my name has an unusual spelling I had to use
the more common spelling of Angela.
So here's my "needs" list

1.Angela needs to get away from her kids.
2.Angela needs her space.
3.Angela needs to constantly "feel" the presence of God.
4. Angela needs to name her pig.
5. Angela needs help.
6. Angela needs to get pregnant NOW!
7. Angela needs 20 quarts of 50% antifreeze solution in her radiator.
8. Angela needs a share in Victoria, BC.
9.Angela needs a physcological evaluation.
10. Angela needs to clean house some more and cut out some dead weight.

I would keep on going but it seems  to repeat that Angela needs to name her pig.
I can't help to wonder why her pig needs a name so desperatley.

Until then...

Monday, November 30, 2009

Grin Big!


New chef in town

Shelby has taken an interest in helping me out a little in the kitchen.
I let her measure out things in measuring cups
crack the eggs
use the mixer

making brownies

the rewards of baking-
licking the bowl and spatula!

Until then...

Friday, November 27, 2009


For the few of you who do follow my blog
I'm sorry I haven't posted.
Honestly, time gets away from me.
Then my life is a bore.
Nothing new has occured in the past few weeks.
Thanksgiving came and went.
It was very nice.
Just the three of us.
I cooked the full spread.
I ate the full spread.
(it felt like it anyway).
Larry is well. Working the usual second shift.
Shelby is very well.
Growing and then growing some more.

Not much else to offer.

Until then...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I never know

When doing laundry you hear the normal sounds.
The washer sloshing.
The dryer humming.
Not in my house.
When my washer finishes spinning I hear things rolling around.
As my dryer does it's thing I often hear what sounds like rocks
ricocheting around.
So I go to inspect.
After doing a load of my daughter's clothes
I find this type of thing waiting for me.


Sometimes I never know what will come out of the wash.

Until then...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Why do I even bother?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A forgotten picture

I forgot to post this in my last post.
I loved this!
It's so random.
But very artistic.

Until then...

Family outing

Sundays have become Family Day.
With Larry working nights during the week Shelby and I don't see him much.
So Saturdays are devoted to resting, housework, etc.
Sundays we do things like watch movies, play games, or do whatever.
Together as a family.
Today we went to my favorite spot in Greenville.
Falls Park on the Reedy.
This being my favorite time of year I knew it would be beautiful.
And it was.

While at the park we stopped at a cafe where she got a scoop of ice cream
and we got a cup of coffee.

(a balloon artist was there and Shelby got a fish on a pole)

her hand in mine

After a great afternoon at the park we came home and
cooked steaks on the grill.
It was a great day.

Until then...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

No more princess!

We have past the princess stage.
For now, I hope.

If you look behind her bag she's wearing
neon green and black striped stockings.

I think the weather up here put a damper on Halloween spirit.
After doing some asking around we ended up at
Who knew?
It was cool trick ot treating in a grocery store.
Each dept had a little game set up for the kids with treats as rewards.
Mullet man and the witch

Bakery dept

Meat dept

Produce dept

eating popcorn

After Publix we drove around some neighborhoods
and found a really good one.
It was dark by that time so the pictures didn't turn out.
And then it rained!

This is after we got home.
No nose.
Makeup had sweat off.
She was wet.
But she was a very happy little witch!
Happy Halloween!

Until then...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Non profit endorsement

After just scrubbing down my kitchen I feel like I need to blog.
Here's the deal.
I can stand and clean a kitchen or bathroom all day
I LOATHE doing floors.
If I could just use a wet wipe I would.

Until now!

Holey Moley!

Since the discovery of the

I didn't think it could get any better.

Boy was I wrong!

The WetJet is the best thing since sliced bread!
I don't need a mop anymore!
This thing is awesome.
Another $20 well spent in my book!

Until then...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

and then you add a candle...

Pleased with the results

Until then...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Seeds and Roots

This is the year that I thought Shelby was old
enough to carve her own pumpkin.
This post tells that story.

Daddy helped with the lid.

"It's cold!"

"Gotta get all the seeds and roots out."

Really getting into it

"Look at this root, Mommy!"

Daddy getting the seeds out for roasting later.

Drawing his face

First eye

Second eye


mouth took a little longer


She is so proud of herself!
Mommy and Daddy are proud of her, too!
Job well done, Shelby!

Until then...