Monday, May 25, 2009

Gal's Get-Away. . . And we're not tellin'!

You know, sometimes you just gotta get away from it all. . .

And the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy comes into play BIG TIME!

At least once a year I get together with some gal pals and we just 'take off' for a few days and the men folk know better than to ask us where we've been or what we've been up to!

Here's the solemn 'pinky swear' that what happens on the road trip--STAYS on the road trip:

And THIS is what we found ON the road which we needed to 'pinky swear' about:

Ahhh. . . the perfect 'Thelma & Louise' pose, just before we head off into the sunset to meet up with who knows what and who knows where:

Pigging Eating out is only half the fun:

OK, maybe it's MOST of the fun:

But certainly making one of your friends say it's their birthday--just so you can make them wear a big goofy sombrero and get some free sopapillas thrown your way is awfully fun too:

And let's not forget the shopping for REALLY DUMB STUFF THAT YOU JUST CAN'T DO WITHOUT:

I would say more at this point. . . but it just might incriminate me. Thanks for the 'good times' gals. . . can't wait for the next one!

Oh! And if you see any of these women running around separately or together, do yourself a favor and steer clear!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Andrew Johnston sings like an angel. . . .

Before there was Susan Boyle (who is the newest undiscovered talent this season from the competition show across the pond) there was this 13 year old boy last year named, Andrew Johnston.

Although he didn't win the top title of 'Britain's Got Talent', he did make it into the final 3 and I'm sure his future will now be amazing. . . (and hopefully free of the bullys who were tormenting him)

The first video is of his surprising audition and the one following is his performance he gave when he became a finalist.

I just love these diamonds in the rough that get discovered and are given a chance to shine.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wah! They booted off Danny Gokey. . . I'm CHEESED!

I'm having a bit of a hissy fit right now. . . one of my favorite soulful singers
did not make it into the finale last night on American Idol:

Danny Gokey warmed the little cackles of my heart right from the very beginning. I thought for sure it would come down to Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey and I really like both of them (for different reasons)

This season has had some outstanding talent and my favorites right from the beginning were Danny Gokey (of course), Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta.

It should be quite a show next week between Adam and Kris (but I was secretly hoping for a showdown between Adam and Danny) much like the fight of the two Davids Last year.

I predict Adam will win the title (I thought so from the very beginning)--and I think all three of these guys will do just fine and score big record deals. . . but I'm still gonna pitch my little temper tantrum because I think Danny went a bit too soon. . .

His voice ROCKS!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Unconventional Mother's Day Card


A good friend sent this e-mail Mother's Day card to me and now I have a few new laugh lines on my face over it. . .

Just TOO funny!

Trouble is, there but for the grace of God, go I. . .

I am entering that stage where all I really need are 'cute shoes'.

Case in point:

Yesterday at church I wore these darling white, lacy stilettos to compliment my dress and my foot with the still healing broken toe was KILLING me. So I ended up sort of limping around in my cute shoes and quite a few people were concerned that I was hurt or something.

NOT the impression you want to leave on people when you are trying to be a fashionista. . .

Concerned friend: Are you OK?

Me: Of course! Why do you ask?

Concerned friend: Well, you look like you hurt yourself or something the way you are limping around.

Me: Oh, that! I broke my toes a while back and these shoes are a little uncomfortable.

Now completely baffled friend: Why on earth are you wearing them then?

Me: Well. . . because. . . I mean. . . (limping away as quickly as possible)

Several more church goers/friends in no particular order:

My gosh! What happened to you?

You look like you're in pain.

Did you just fall or twist an ankle?

Do you need help?

What's wrong?

Me: No! I'm perfectly fine--I had some broken toes and these shoes are just giving me a bit of discomfort--but don't they look pretty?

Friends/acquaintances backing away slowly with superior smiles: Uh, yeah--they look really nice--until you stand up and try walking around on them.

OK--so maybe it's not quite time yet for me to make my high hell heel debut back into society. . . Lesson learned.

But THEN when I got back home--I got that e-card in my inbox and I just HAD to laugh--because someone out there really gets me!

(and you know who you are)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

More 'Blast From the Past' photos. . .


Yet another friend sent me these terrific shots of Dear Hubby and I whilst we were doing a live 'Rock Band' performance--70's style!

I must say--we were a natural for throwbacks of a bygone era:

Youngest son was there as well--but he was too busy playing ping pong with a friend to notice how hard his parents were rocking out:

If we were any cooler we'd have to be a tall drink of iced green tea:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A stunning senior moment. . .

I guess it's time to fill in that proverbial generation gap. . .

A friend sent this to me in an e-mail and I decided to share it with my couple dozen blogger fans. (Oh yes! More blogger fans are somehow stumbling on to this blog each and every day where they are amazed, astonished, astounded, agog and aghast!)

If you can't read the print very well (and face it who can, since I had to shrink it down to fit it on here) just click on the picture and it should make it bigger for you. ENJOY!

Never let your intelligence or lack thereof get the best of you. . .

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Don't trifle with my Trifle!

Well. . .I made some fresh fruit/berry Trifle with fresh whipped cream and raspberry pound cake. I have some visiting relatives and dear daughter and her family coming over tonight to visit. . .

But now I'm having a bit of a dilemma. I mean, come on! It's just to doggone pretty to mess it up by EATING it!

Do you think folks would mind just sitting around staring at it???

Nah! They'll want to just grab a big spoon and dig right in. . . after all--it's MY family we're talking about. . .

Oh well--it was pretty while it lasted and I'm glad I got the BEFORE picture. . . I'm sure the AFTER picture will be pretty ugly. . .

Actually, it's not too bad looking. . . but it was just as I predicted--that bowl was WIPED CLEAN! (I caught youngest son with his FACE in there, trying to lick it out)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Whatever happened to this guy?

Alrighty then! My youngest son goes from THIS:

(How he looked on Prom Night)

. . . . . .To THIS:

(How he looks now. . . just before turning 18 next week)

By the way--he's gonna KILL me for posting this next photo--but I couldn't resist! It was from a Dance Festival with about 6,000 other kids that he performed in about 3 years ago. Quite the 'snappy' costume, eh??

Now this is his costume of choice:

Oh well. . . they can't stay young forever. . . .