Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Weekend in Granbury

Craig and I took a quick overnight trip to Granbury, Texas this weekend. We stayed at the Arbor House B&B (pic). It was a very beautiful B&B.

Renea introduced me to Granbury a while back when Lisa and I went to stay with her. It is a small town with a town square that is full of quaint little shops. Craig and I arrived around noon so we shopped a little and got right to lunch at "Hanks" (FANTASTIC CHEESBURGERS HANK!) Then we got back to shopping. Finally we left town square and went to an antique store right next to Arbor House (killing time until check in at 3). Craig found some old newspapers and I picked up two wonderful cabinet photos of the same girl (2 different poses). Will scan later. We went to the B&B and checked in. I just could not wait to get to the beach! So we quickly changed into bathing suits and walked across the street to Granbury Lake Beach.

We stayed at the beach most of the afternoon alternating swimming and playing with laying in the sun. FUN! Then, we got cleaned up and went out for supper. There was live music on the square and a very festive atmosphere on a hot/humid summer evening. We went back to Hanks for supper (they are really good). Great fun. We went back to the Arbor House, poured some wine and sat out on the gazebo for a few hours just visiting and enjoying each other. We got up the next morning to a lovely breakfast with several others. Then, we decided we should get home and get prepared for the work week ie; laundry, housecleaning, etc (YUK). It was a quick trip but we enjoyed our sweet time together!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Laughing Out Loud

I still have some work to do on these paper mache letters. I finally found something to do with all the bits and pieces of things that I keep because they will be perfect for some piece of art.....some day. Today is the day! I really love this piece/grouping. LOL.....a good message don't you think? Go ahead, Laugh Out Loud.....it is very healthy and therapeutic.

Today, I bought the soundtrack to Mamamia and I have enjoyed the heck out of it. I really enjoyed that movie. I have discovered that people either love it or hate it. I just think that it is so cool that Meryl Streep totally stepped out of her norm and went for the musical. She did a great job and I can't wait to see it again. It is a great girlfriends and sisters movie. I highly recommend that you go and get it and go to your girlfriends house and watch it and....oh....I don't know......LAUGH OUT LOUD! Let me know if you do and how it goes.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mamamia Renea is 50

Happy 50th Beautiful Renea! Add Video
My BFF's
I can't tell you how much these two girls mean to me. I love them and I feel so blessed that God sent them to me. I am so happy to have them in my life. I just know that we cross paths with women in our lives because God means for us to. We have our mother, our sisters, and our dear friends, and our best friends......all meeting different needs in us....all part of the bigger plan that we could not even begin to imagine. Forgive me, I watched Mamamia this weekend and it touched me on the sisterhood topic.....so bare with me I am feeling mushy.

One of my BFF'S (no names will be mentioned...Pocket Full of Prettys/Renea so don't worry) turned 50 this weekend. So, to celebrate, we had a grown up girls slumber party at the other BFF's house(Wild Over Wine)....pool included. We had such a great time.....we drank wine... some of us more than others, sat in the pool,( I dived in the pool looking for my lost earring only to find out later that it was in the abdominal area of my bathing suit.) It really made Lisa and Renea laugh......

We had such fun! I drank a little too much wine, I know, this is hard to believe......oops....and I decided we needed to take pics of our feet.....I'm beginning to wonder if I have a foot fetish with all the "lost soles" pics and this!

No one understands us better......no one gets us like our girlfriends. I love you Lisa and Renea....I am blessed to have you as friends! Happy Birthday Renea....see it was no big deal and you are still HOT HOT HOT! Ask Barry! I'm sure he will agree. I love you!

Oh Lisa, don't even think you are off the hook! I have the best pic ( you won't think so) of you to post if you don't stop posting butt uglee photos of me..... be careful sistah! LOL

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lost Soles Update

Well who'd a thunked it? My mom, is the first person to send me an entry for the Lost Soles Challenge~! (above pic)

Well, I should say my sister is first but she sent a "lost sole" pic about a week before I posted the challenge so she is in the challenge but not necessarily first. Now, I have to have other pics or I will have to choose between my mom and my sister's entry......heehee....I will just give them both a prize.......ME! LOL.....this could be bad.....real bad.......not only am I subjecting my Mother and my sister to my weird ideas and taking them on my weird journeys.....I'm making them leave proof that they are weird too. HEEHEE---LOVE IT!!!

Here is the funny part.....my sister says this challenge and my weird love for the photo of the "lost sole" reminds her of the time my mother threw her shoes out the window because she did not like the new shoes my mother bought her. I do not remember this event but she does....vividly. How funny! Maybe that is why there are so many shoes out in the world. It just all cracks me up....you have to read the comments here to get some laughs about this topic. But, if you really want to laugh......read this story that a friend shared with me. I hope the wife of this guy does not read this......heehee

OK, so a man (filthy dirty man who is having a fling with some young thing) takes his wife out to dinner one night. It's hard work being a lover AND a husband! Anyway....they are driving along in their sports car with the sun roof open......the husband (who is driving) feels something at his feet......he looks down and notices this pretty sexy sandal. Guilty of adultery...he panics......it is his girlfriends shoe.....he must get rid of it........NOW! So, he does what any adulterous man would do, he shouted , "Hey Look At That!" and pointed in the opposite direction while simultaneously throwing that shoe out the sunroof. Wife never knew.....

They arrive at the restaurant and the wife starts fumbling around under the seat. Husband asks what she is looking for, she says, "I can't find my other sandal". OMG! This is where I laugh my ass off! It was her shoe that he threw out the sunroof! But, being the asshole cheater that he is ("It Wasn't Me" song playing in the background)....he says with exasperation, "How Do You Lose your Shoe in the Car?". He acted so mad at her. I don't know how this story ends but every time I see a sandal or sexy shoe, I think of it.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Frida Kahlo's Birthday

July 6th was Frida's birthday. I finished this Frida house this weekend to honor her. Frida was such an interesting person. I have always enjoyed learning about her and studying her art. Happy Belated Birthday Frida! Short entry today, gotta go for my morning walk! Happy Hump Day All!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Lost Sole Challenge

I'm starting to wonder if I am the only one that sees all these single shoes on the road. This is not the first time I have addressed this isue on my blog . I see at least one single shoe every day on the highway or a street in town. I don't understand where all these shoes come from. Every time I see a shoe on the road, I wonder how it got there.?.....I wonder what story goes with the shoe. If it is a childs shoe like this one, I wonder if a mother is going crazy searching the house for this shoe? Why just one shoe and not the pair of shoes?!

I see shoes on the road all the time. They are just not always in the most convenient places for photographing. But, on occasion, these single shoes are in a location that I feel comfortable enough to stop and photograph them. The particular shoe was spotted in front of the Big Spring High School on 11th place. It was late evening in the summer so I felt very comfortable in stopping and taking a picture of it.

I want to challenge you to be on the look out for single shoes (lost soles) on the road of life. Please take pics and send them to me. This is a July challenge and is in effect until the end of July. At the end of July, I will randomly select a winner for a prize from my store. So, start keeping your camera ready and watch for the single shoe that I know you will see if you just watch for it. It is crazy how many of them are out there.

Here are is a photo collection of a group I started on Flickr on this very topic.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Queen I Am

I received this awesome award today! I have been named "Queen of All Things Awe-Summm" from the Fragrant Muse. Oh, I am thrilled! I would love to hang on to my septor but the rules of this Queendom force me to pass on my crown. So, without further who-ha.....I am passing the crown on to Kim, The Queen of Arts. She is so deserving, she is my faithful and ever present blog friend....always encouraging and always growing in her own life......I crown you "Queen of Allll Things Awe-Some". Here are the rules of passing this crown.
Rules, rules, rules. There are always rules:~ List 7 things that make me awe-summm~ Pass the award onto 7 bloggers (i am just doing one out of laziness)~ Tag those bloggers to let them know they are now Queens too (and link back to the Queen who tagged you)
Here are my 7 things that make me awe-summm (THis is hard for me cuz I hate bragging or boasting)
  1. I think outside of the box
  2. I am creative
  3. I have a fun sense of humor
  4. I would rather give than receive any day
  5. I like to teach
  6. I love to inspire
  7. World Peace......heehee

We Have a Winner!!!

Here are all of the entries for the Tuesdays Ten Tiny Things Challenge: Go To MY FLICKR LINKED RIGHT HERE AND SEE ALL 8

I put all the names in the bowl, except mine and I drew out.......drum roll please........