Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring Has Sprung!

I know it's freezing outside, but...

Spring break is here!

Spring volleyball tournament is here! At the George R. Brown this weekend. Watch Twitter feed to see the updates on the Cross Court Classic. Go Kelsey!

Springing up to the airport to get Katie and Josh this afternoon.

Spring spruce up: Bringing the living room out of its winter doldrums, thanks to help and inspiration from Suzanne. Watch for updates here! (Yes the tag is still on the pillow. Feel free to weigh in....notice the new rug too!)


Friday, March 13, 2009

Friendly Friday

Instead of talking about me, let me introduce you to someone else! Suzanne over at SouthernInspiration is having a giveaway on her blog. Suzanne is the head of our women's ministries at church. She also is a fantastic decorator, has wonderful ideas, and today is my shopping buddy. We're going to buy things to stock up our new church kitchen!
Go take a look at her blog. Be inspired!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Prizewinner of Plumtree Forest*

Today was a fun day! I started out all organized by putting the brisket in the crockpot. Yes, this is the same crockpot that I wrote about on facebook as being broken, but really, what was broken was the handle. I thought it might still work.

Coming home from PREP today I was not greeted by the smell of simmering roast. I was greeted by...a cold roast in a cold crockery? Yes it was plugged in and yes it was turned on. Great.

Just as I was about to order pizza, my twitter account updated and I saw a note that I had won the Jason's Deli daily trivia contest! I'm not sure what my prize is, but who cares? I described quantum physics in 140 characters or less! Me!

I said " If each bite of deli-wrap is half as small as the last one, I will eat particles into infinity."
That's it. If you can't be smart, then be all about product placement.

(*And if you'd like to read about a real prizewinner, may I recommend The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio. It's a... ahem....winner!)

I forgot!

Well my goal of one post per day for a month fell a little short. I honestly and completely just forgot. Nineteen days into this experiment, I still think it's a good one. Blogging is fun and it forces me to try to think of new and interesting things to say and perhaps ways to share them. Plus, it makes for an interesting online journal for me, the non-scrapbooker. (If anyone says that this is something akin to scrapbooking I will hunt you down and beat you with a decorative hole punch.)

And what better way to get through the middle of the week, a week when we're all tired from our lost hour of sleep, than a video. A funny one! Since I still don't know how to post videos here, you'll have to follow the link.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Watch What You Say in Church

Our church is getting closer and closer to move-in day. That's right- after 9 years of being "homeless", we are going to have our own building! Our pastor has been meeting with every single committee we have (and then some) in order to foresee and forestall every possible glitch. I think it might be getting to him. This was his comment about the new policy to not offer snacks in between services: "Just do what I do and put a granola bar in my wife's purse."

Um...I think Deb is going to need a bigger purse!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Rodeo Report - More

I still have more to say! Since I'm not quite as tired as I was when I posted last night, here's more:
*Stalking the fried oreos was a bust. I wasn't thrilled with the idea of roaming the carnival area just for a few (ok a LOT) of calories. Steve and I shared a BBQ plate from Goode Co. that was truly yummy. One place had, I kid you not, "Chicken Fried Bacon", but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
*On the fashion scene: Precious little itty-bitty-baby-boots. In pink! Next year the grandbabies will have to have rodeo duds. The younger, much thinner, gals were wearing some micro-minis with their boots. Not a look I care to copy. Quite a few ladies wore the knit, empire-waist, longer tops with their jeans. Cute! As far as the guys...same ol' same ol': Wranglers, creased and stacked. Have you heard the story about the time George Strait had a photo shoot, and was instructed to bring a couple of outfits? He brought 2 pair of Wranglers and 2 starched white shirts. :-)
*Shopping! Yes, you can buy everything from horse trailers (we didn't), trips to a Caribbean island (full of cowboys? Maybe that's where Kenny Chesney hangs out), and mixes for soups and dips (we did!). The cowhide rugs, turquoise jewelry, and John Wayne lunchboxes were fun to look at.
*Cutest little buckaroos ever: Have you heard of "Mutton Bustin'"? Little 5 year olds hang on to a sheep for dear life and try to hang on. Yes, FIVE year olds! Sure they were wearing helmets and yes they didn't have far to fall, but I couldn't help but wonder "What on earth were their parents thinking???"
*The concert. I've seen Trace in smaller venues and those are still the best. Still, it's nice to see him hit the big time and he proved himself up to the challenge of singing in that enormous space. If you get the chance to see the video for "You're Gonna Miss This" you'll see his hometown of Sarepta, Louisiana. Sweet moment at the end where he drives up to the house and gives his dad a big hug.