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i am a mom/wife/textile designer gone haywire. I love to sing(music/arts AA degree), craft, exercise, and be goofy. Just living life outside the norm. And the norm thanks me for it. Oh yeah, and I like me some haikus. . . . . . . . . . What are we up to currently? Aaron recently started medical school at Ross University on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, and the kids and I are along for the crazy ride :)


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Every so often I will tweet something funny or interesting my kids have said.... and even less often I will deem it worthy to share with the blogiverse.  When that happens I'll just title the post TWEETY and then copy and paste the tweet into the post.  Here's the first.  It happened this morning while I was dishing out Rhodes cinnimon rolls I'd just baked for the kids' breakfast:

MEG: where did you get that? ME: #Walmart MEG: you can get EVERYTHING at Walmart. Except dolphins. MATT: and Spaceships. (Yup. pretty much.)

PARIS!! Je t'adore!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I know... how the heck do I have the time, right?  Well, I don't.  I just thought I'd show you what cool and FREE photo editing I've got. it's called GIMP.  Look it up on the internet and download it for free.  Pretty cool stuff.  This was actually a picture I took of myself a month ago at the top of Camelback mountain super-imposed on a random picture I found of a guy taking a picture of himself at the top of the Eiffel Tower...  I'm SUPER imposing.  lol.  I know, I am a loser. AND hiking all alone. Come on, people! You need to hike with me!  Let me know if you're interested in hiking on Saturday mornings and I'll let you know the deets. ok. gnight y'all.

Haiku Wednesday

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hot Cocoa is best
For these chilly sweater days
Sniff sip mmmm yumm ahhhhhhhh

stay tuned for a post about our fun private chocolatier tour and chocolate tasting we had tonight....


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Trick or treating kids
So cute in their fun costumes
Mom's their candy pimp

Haiku Wednesday-that's right, it's back.

Trick or treating kids
So cute in their fun costumes
Mom's their candy pimp.

a little diddle.

Thought I'd catch y'all up on what's going on....
The Sound of Music show was a hit and even though I had a really hard time with the whole Aaron kissing another woman right in front of me every night as Captain Von Trapp, I'm reeeeally glad we did it.  I noticed that Aaron has been a million times happier since we did it, which is WONDERFUL. 
So now that I know how to help my husband to be happy and fulfilled, I am gung-ho. I wrote up his acting resume and sent his headshot and resume around... I got him an audition for Fred in a Christmas Carol at Hale Centre Theater yesterday, which he nailed (yet to hear).  I got him an audition for a Fulton Homes commercial tomorrow, and he's going to audition for Sound of Music at the Broadway Palm Dinner theater later this month.  We are also going to be Dickens Caroling with Copperstar Repertory Company (the company that put on Sound of Music) next month to earn a little extra cash. woot!  busy busy.

Megan and Matthew did well in their poetry contests despite the fact that I didn't practice it with them at all except for the time I taught it to them.  Matt had a harder time remembering it (cause really, I wrote it and I didn't even remember it...booo bad busy mom.) and they had to prompt him.  He got an honorable mention :)  Megan pretty much remembered hers because she's got an amazing brain. seriously. She usually remembers a poem or verse after hearing it once. kuh razy head.  She got third place in the 2nd grade division.

This Thanksgiving is going to be fun.  Our good friends, Nick and Shelly Goodman are hosting Thanksgiving for their friends and family in the Chateau de Vie - If I haven't told you about the Chateau yet, forgive me.  Nick bought a mansion in Chandler that they plan to make into a reception center for weddings, parties, etc.  it's pretty amazing.  They have to get it rezoned and need the community to agree to it, so they had an open house for the community to come and tour it and have a meeting in the lakehouse.  I led tours.  It was a lot of fun.  Also, if you saw any of the pictures from the press release of Sound of Music, the pictures were taken at the Chateau.  Nick's sister in law is a photographer who is doing mini family photo shoots at the mansion- here is a plug for her and shots of the property