Wednesday, May 31, 2006

oh happy day...last friday when we finished sweating like piggies

Since Saturday we feel like we're on vacation. I'd say we spent a solid 4 days working on the backyard. Hard to believe we can actually invite people over this summer :o)

Here is the before shot again...gawd, what a mess we had!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Graduation Day for Danny

Here are few pics from Saturday...was a beautiful day :o) There is one pic of Danny and his carpool buddy since 6th grade when they both started at the Academy...notice anything unusual in that picture? *g*

Friday, May 26, 2006

Backyard fun...

Not fun then, but man if you could see what it looks like now! You'll just have to wait until I get all the decorations up for the party tomorrow. But at least I can show you what the backyard looked like when we just got started on our landscaping.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Dad had his biopsy today

My Daddy is home and feeling fine. We should hear something in about 5 days. Meanwhile, me and the menfolk here have been busily landscaping the backyard...or I should say xeriscaping (desert plants). You guys will not even recognize the back portal...member the one Fae is supposed to help me clean when she comes to visit? Well, no more'll be so purty that you will forget what it looked like before! The only problem is that DH thinks all of his ideas are better than mine. We're not getting along very well this week. Dan's graduation is this Saturday, so hopefully by then we'll be friends again... *g*

I just finished watching Oprah's "Legend's Ball." ...and I balled alright ;o) Oprah is just cool. I'd love to be her friend...*smile*

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Yay! Chargers won state...AAAA division

I think it's been 6 years in a row now that they've won...

Here's a pic of Dan after the 200m. He ended up with two firsts, one second and one third....we're so proud of him!

Thanks was a very nice Mother's cooking and no cleaning :o)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Just enough time...

to get a few sanded and buffed. Yesterday in the prelims, Dan ran well. I just talked to DH...he's at the track meet right now and Dan's team just won the 4 x 100m event down 4 to go. I think he's feeling strong today...which is good, today is the real deal! Evan and I are headed out to the meet now. Talk to you Monday...and Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Danny runs this weekend...yikes!

Please send good vibes to Dan...he runs Friday and Saturday in the State Track meet. He pulled a hamstring about 10 days ago, so he's definitely not at 100%. Also, he couldn't run in the city meet last weekend because of it and some kid beat his 400meter time. So, that's where we'll be wish him luck!!! Thanks my friends :o)

Monday, May 08, 2006

"finger filigree?"

Here is my first "finger filigree?" ...good name, bad name? And my first time baking on cornstarch. Will post a pic when all done :o)

Life is like a box of chocolates...

It's the same with all of and good health are wonderful. Children growing into adults...knowing that you helped them along...again wonderful. I know life is a cycle, it has it's ups and downs, beginnings and ends. I find myself a little melancholy these past few days.

My dad's been sick for about a month. He went to the emergency room one night when he couldn't go to the bathroom for 2 days. His prostate is very enlarged and his PSA test (a blood test that they do) is abnormally high. He's scheduled for a biopsy on the 21st of this month...just a few days before my oldest graduates from high school. My dad's 83 and I'm the executor of his will...I know what's ahead of me...and him.

At the same time, I'm planning a graduation party for my oldest. Kind of sad and kind of happy...weird...

Anyway, the good news is, my PolymerCAFE came today...Kathi... :o)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

I'm too old for Old Navy...

Yup...I've come to grips today that nothing really works for me at Old Navy anymore...well, I think I can still get away with the jeans and maybe the flip flops. *sigh* I do have a son graduating from high school in a few weeks, so I should just deal with it!