Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sono triste.

I went to see Mama Mia with a group of my girlfriends that play in my steel drum group. OMG. I haven't laughed so hard in such a long time. Not only was the movie hysterical, we went to a small local theater, and the old lady sitting next to me was a HOOT! She laughed, and clapped, and she sang along with the songs, but quietly so no one heard her. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you go check it out. Don't go alone. Take your friends, or your mom, or your daughter.. but go. Laugh. Enjoy.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Eye Candy Friday.....


Today finds the last day of summer vacation. Oh, I know you are saying, "But you don't go back to work until Monday." You are correct, but Saturday and Sunday are days off already, so technically today is the last day. The only plans I have for today, are to mow the lawn after lunch. Oh sure, I have a bunch of things I "should" do, but really... I probably won't.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

In Which We Find An Introduction.......

Friday was one of those kind of days that doesn't really go how you want it to. Seemed like no matter what I had that needed doing, something else kept cropping up etc, etc. So around 2pm-ish... Ms. Thang and I decided it was time for Harry Potter 3. We've been re-watching all the movies in preparation for the new one (thanks for bumping it back to next year Warner Bros., bastards) before school starts next week. So anyhow.. I'm sitting in the chair, watching the movie and crocheting cupcake bottoms, and The Boy walks through the door. At 3pm. I quickly went through all the questions, "Are you OK?" "Did something happen?" "Are you sick?". He was fine, but had worked late a lot this week and decided to come home early.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Let's Talk About Me....

Here's how you do it. Into the search bar on Flickr, enter the answer to the following 12 questions. Find your favorite photo on the first page only. Using this niffty gadget, make a mosaic( 3 colums, 4 rows). Post it to your blog.

*click to see it bigger*
1. first name: (Beth)
2. favorite food:( salad, many kinds)
3. What HS did you attend: (Lancers)
4. favorite color:( green)
5. who is your celebrity crush? (the last celebrity crush I had was a long time ago and was Ben Affleck)
6. favorite drink:(Corona)
7. dream vacation: (Tropical Island)
8. favorite desert: (strawberry shortcake)
9. what do you want to be when you grow up? ( teacher)
10. what do you love most in life?: (outdoors)
11. one word that describes you: (pretty (I asked dh for the answer to this LOL))
12. your flicker name: (just plain beth)

1. F/V Suzanne Beth, 2. simple salad : home, 3. camera robot Lancer..., 4. Nant Ffrancon and Glyder Fawr, Wales, 5. Ben Affleck, 6. Make Mine a Frosty One, 7. Farewell to Maui (for now), 8. strawberry shortcake, 9. the birth of a better Day, 10. The closed window, 11. Fresh Dinner, 12. specs

Friday, August 08, 2008

Let Them Eat... Cupcakes!

So in a nod to our new "wellness program" at school, which started last year so it isn't so new, I decided this year I'm going to make cupcakes for all my co-workers on their birthdays. I found a cute little pattern on Ravelry, and decided to give it a test run yesterday. I used regular worsted white yarn for the bottom, and some leftover organic cotton yarn for the top. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, but left it up to the user to decide on what to do, so I like how the combo worked out. I sewed some beads on for sprinkles and stuffed it full with fiberfill. The sewing up part was a little fiddly, and took the longest amount of time.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Sunday of My Discontent

My brother S has come up with a theory likening summer vacation to a weekend. See, he works in Education also, and likewise has the summer off. June is like a Friday. Most of June is spent at school, working, with the promise of summer vacation looming on the horizon. Depending on how awful the winter is, depends on how late in June we are at school. Most of Friday is spent working, with the promise of the weekend ahead in just a few hours. While you can enjoy Friday as the start of the weekend, likely you are too tired to really enjoy Friday night. June is the same way. The last weeks of school kick your arse and leave you tattered and worn. The first week of summer vacation is usually spent recuperating from the prior three weeks. Not much of a vacation.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Families Are Challenging

Families Are Challenging... this is what my SIL said to me yesterday in her kitchen. My mother had just finished complaining to her about me. The thing of my mother is, she's not quiet. The conversation in the other room we were in.. had just come to a pause, and we all heard her loud and clear. The look of shock on my brother and The Boys face confirmed that what I was feeling at that exact moment was more than justified.

The thing is.. we were supposed to be at my brother's to celebrate her leaving. A stop by on the way back from the airport to commiserate and reflect on the past 2 weeks. We were half way to the Ham Radio outlet, where The Boy needed to buy a cable when my cell rang. "You'll never believe this," she said. "My flight has been cancelled." Nothing strikes fear into your heart more than those words, when you've just breathed your first sigh of relief in a week. Turns out it was weather related and she couldn't get a flight out until the morning. "That's OK, right?" she asked. I told her no, it wasn't. The Boy had coordinated efforts to get his radio tower for a month and it was happening in the morning. My brother picked her up, called me and begged me to still come over, and so we went.