Friday, April 29, 2011

It's Friday Confession Time!


I confess:
1. I have the cutest kids in the whole wide world!  If you don't believe me, check out this link:
My friend Darla does FANTASTIC work!

2. It's SNOWING again and I'm bummed!

3. It could be worse.  It could be a tornado.

4. I'm praying for all who lost loved ones, homes, businesses and lives in the recent disaster.

5. I just realized I can go see what Kate Middleton's wedding dress looked like! The only part of the wedding I cared about!  Hang on....

6. Wow! Nice dress! But, is it just me or do her boobs look pointed? Total fail on the foundation there, Kate!
7. Did I mention my cute kids? Go check Darla's photo blog now! (Please!)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Super Heroine / Villainess Costumes

I had a dream last night and I woke up with a question on my mind I have had for ages. How does Wonder Woman's bathing suit stay on? It has no straps and she is rather, well, voluptuous. Is it one of her super powers? I mean look at her...
And how does she run so fast in those high-heeled boots? I've tried running in heels and while I don't run all that fast to begin with I am remarkably slower in heels!

So I got to looking at other characters.
Bat Woman:
Again with the heels. And wouldn't a cape get in the way while you are fighting?

Hmm. Super Girl?
Well, at least she has flat heeled boots, but a miniskirt and crop top? Seriously? Don't reach too high or kick anything! And the same thing with the cape. How do you fight without that thing getting in the way?

Well, maybe villainesses
Poison Ivy was always a favorite of mine, but check this out....

Again, no straps.

Okay, Harley Quinn...
Actually, not bad. Flat shoes, no cape, nothing's going to fall down.  But all that make-up! She starts sweating and it runs into her eyes and she's all done! Plus all these women have long hair, or in Harley's case long dangely things that someone could grab and pull in close combat.

All I have left is Cat Woman.
Hmmm, now here is a good costume! Flat heels, costume that won't fall off, hair out of the way and no cape!  Good on ya Salena Kyle!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Confession - Whoo hoo!


It's time for my weekly Friday Confession! Yay!

I Confess:
The house is a disaster! Yay!
The laundry is un-done! Yay!
The dishes have piled up! Yay!
I am going to tackle all of these things today! (un)Yay!

Why am I so excited about this? Because I have been doing creative projects instead and when they turn out I always feel so happy. I made a menu for a friend. Actually, two. An "in-house" one and a "to go" one.  I'll show you their covers.


In house menu

Yay, Me! They turned out nice I think.  Well, T and Becci like them anyway.  So next time you go to Q4U besure to mention how cool the new menus are.

I also designed a t-shirt for Ian for his birthday.  I haven't actually put it together yet because Ian has been home from school for Spring break. But Tuesday I am on it.  In case you missed it in the last post here's what it will look like:
Spiffy, huh? I made it from a photograph of a guy vaulting.  It was fun!  So anyway...
I confess I'd better go do some housework now. (Um. no "yay" here!)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ian's Birthday Present

So last night I was working on the new menu for Q4U, (next time you go be sure to tell T how awesome the new menu is!) when I realized Ian's birthday is coming soon.  I'm not really worried about it too much as we got him a vaulting barrel back in February and he was told that was his birthday gift, but I figured he'd like to open SOMETHING.  When he had BarrelFest a lady was wearing a sweat shirt that a silhouette of a horse with a vaulter on the front and the back read "Your child does WHAT on the back of a horse?!" Which I totally loved.  So I did an Internet search and the thing costs more than I want to spend, doesn't come in children's sizes, and really, the saying won't work for him anyway.  So I decided to make my own shirt for him.  All of the silhouettes I could find were very much female though, and while I realize it is a female-dominated sport, there are quite a few men who vault as well so I did an Internet search for a picture an found this cool one.

Then I made it into this:


Then I added text:

I have the iron on transfers for the printer, I just have to go buy a plain white t-shirt.  I think it's gonna be awesome!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Confession - Make-up version!


Okay, It seems like the only time I ever post is at the Frday Confessional and then I missed last week, but...

I Confess
I was out of town for a funeral.  He was an older gentlman I'd known all my life.  And he, together with his daughter, conspired to introduce my husband and me to each other.  He was a kind, sweet man and will be greatly missed.

Also while we were out of town, we went to my Mom's house and she was extreamly rude to my Aunt and Uncle.  So much so that Dusty has sworn he is done with her and Christy isn't sure she's ready to speak to her again - a week later. 
This part of the confession may put me on the outs with Mom if she happens to read it.  However, let me explain what happened from my perspective.  We were only staying one night, going to the funeral the next day and leaving after the funeral to head home so we stayed at a hotel then went to Mom's house in the morning.  Christy and Dusty met us there.  They had only been ther about half an hour and we were all sitting around sharing pleasent conversation, when Mom started huffing and puffing, snapping at everyone and generally being a big grump. We were including her in the conversation, which was mostly about books and our drive over.  Nothing too exciting, but fun anyways.  When all of the sudden Mom told Chris that they needed to leave.  She did not want them in her house and they needed to go now because she wanted to spend time with us without them around.  Now, just so you know, Mom has spent several weeks at our house in the past couple of years, usually in two week incrememts, but we have not seen Chris and Dusty in a long time.
 Honestly, I was appalled. My 7 year old son was in tears and kept hugging Christy and my hubby had "that" look on his face.  The one that says "if I open my mouth I'll bite her head off!"  I don't know what is wrong with Mom lately, but she has said some wildly inappropriate things and I don't know what to make of it. ARRRGGGH!!!

I also helped my husband work on one of his tests to keep his BCPS. (Board Certified Pharmacist Something or another) I now know more about diabeties and other chronic diseases then I ever wanted to know.  Although, I have to admit this section was better than the one about human sexuality. (I'm sorry Love, but that one was ICK!)

So, that's all the excitement for now!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Confessional!


I confess:
I did not do laundry this week.  I should be doing it now, but I'm not.  I promise I'll get to it. *eventually*
But, I have a really good excuse.  I read a book instead.  Oh, I know, I read all the time and you can read in between washing and folding, blah, blah.  But I could not put this one down. It's one I bought at the grocery store. I was lookin at a bunch of different ones and decided to get the WWII historical novel. I grabbed it and put it in my cart, paid for everything and came home.  As I was putting thr groceries away I realized I'd grabbed the wrong book.  This was one about a teenager and a curse and the song "Scarborough Fair".  You know...
"Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.
Remember me to the one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine."
This was NOT the book I wanted. I was mad. I didn't think it was going to be any good. I was never a Simon and Garfunkel fan.  I mean they are okay, but not my faves or anything.  So I tossed the book aside and forgot about it.  Then  one day I was desparate for something to read.  So I picked it up.  I never put it down again. 
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
If you need a good book, come borrow this one.  WOW!

Also, I could use a suggestion for what to read next....