Friday, May 29, 2009

Let Them Eat... Cupcakes!

One of Ms. Thang's Christmas gifts this year was a 53 piece cake decorating kit from Wilton. She is an aspiring chef, and wants to be well rounded, and asked for some cake decorating items. Last night she let me borrow it so that I could make cupcakes to bring in to share with our class for my birthday. Let me tell you... cake decorating is not as easy as it looks. You have to hold the bag and the tip a certain way, and use the right technique... etc. I have a new appreciation for all the gorgeous cakes and things that our bakery makes. She doesn't charge nearly enough. I am so proud of them.. I thought I could come and share them here. I bought a cute book called "Hello, Cupcake!" at the book fair this year.. and these were inspired by that book, but not exactly from it.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm Not Your Princess....

I have so much to blog about. The fence project, the tower of doom, my garden.. but I'm not going to blog about any of that tonight. I'm tired, I don't feel good and I plan to be in bed soon. Things are going OK on the home front. Slow and steady.. right?? Somehow, I am realizing that I don't speak my mind enough (if you know me, stop laughing..) and that it's better to just say things and deal with them then to let them build up. I haven't run all week long, due to the lousy weather, and the previously mentioned projects, and I am chomping at the bit to get out there. Now I have this sore throat from hell and a feeling that it's going to turn into the "funk" that is going around our classroom. This makes me sad. So anyhow.. I'll try and blog soon. In the meantime, enjoy this lovely photo I took on our field trip to Magic Wings today.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

If It Makes You Happy.........

.. then why the hell are you so sad?! :: sings loudly with reckless abandon ::

In NO particular order, things that made me happy today.

1. These lilacs. I cut them off one of our lilac bushes yesterday while the fence was being worked on. I love lilacs, and I love that I saved that old cookie jar with the broken lid. It was the only thing I had big enough to put them into.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Say What You Need To Say

Growing up in a severely dysfunctional family, it has taken me 34.5 years to realize that it's not selfish to take care of yourself. It would seem kind of obvious, but really... it wasn't. My birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and right now.. the only thing I really want is to spend a day by myself. Away from here, and this, and all of it.. alone. If I had the funds, and he had the time.. I was contemplating a weekend trip to visit my best friend. I was thinking that some quiet time hanging out with my godson might restore my battered soul. The timing is bad all the way around, and so I kind of put the idea of being alone aside.

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You better know that in the end
It’s better to say too much
Than never to say what you need to say again

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Sometimes being a parent sucks. No one tells you when they hand you the cute little baby that your life with this small being will be hard, and difficult and challenging. No one tells you about the heartache, and the headaches and the arguments and hormones and all that other kind of crap that life hands you down the road. It's probably a good thing, because no one would ever do it again.

Just when I think I've made it over the latest hurdle, and things have settled down... another bomb drops into my lap and blindsides me. My son, is a remarkable young man. He is smart, and clever, and witty and all around he's a good kid. He plays in the the band, goes to jazz band rehearsal, is in the National Jr. Honor Society, and attends church and youth group with his best friend weekly.

'ello out there!

So, life has been kind of kicking my arse as of late. I've noticed a trend in my blogging.. that I find mildly disturbing as I look over the last bunch of months. I don't blog much when I feel down and out about stuff. Sure, when it's school crap or other mindless junk going on, I can come here and rant and rave with the best of them. But when it's more personal stuff.. I tend to stay away. I have come here very often during this kind of dry spell, opened up the compose window, and just sat here with an empty screen. I've thought about what I could possibly blog about.... and then I close it and let another day go one with nothing blogged. Sure I have come and thrown some mindless crap up... but that was just so there would be SOMETHING new to look at. Something up there that wasn't a month old post just gathering cobwebs.