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Sunday, December 30, 2012

The star of Bethlehem that my grandfather made

My grandfather made this star that's hanging at church. People then wrote prayers on cloth and wove it through the chicken wire.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

It's done 'till next year

Yup, it's all over until next year. I have a lot of favorite moments from seeing the kids faces when opening presents, the 4 year old niece leading the singing and everybody going home. It is a lot of work to do all the decorating, shopping, house cleaning and entertaining. It seem like it goes by way to fast and sometimes it's a let down but per times it's like Ahhh it's done and I can kick back with an appletine.

So I'm off to have a few appletine. Actually I'm off to bed.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The house and kid free

The house is now starting to look normal. No more stepping on crayons and legos while trying not to swear like a monkey. This will only will stay clean for today as tomorrow the kids show up again only to destroy it yet again. I do not think I was this messy as a child but what do I know I never cleaned up after myself when I was 4.

So tomorrow it will be back to stepping on things and the famous question of Why to everything. But life would be pretty boring for a childless adult if they didn't show up and cause major destruction in my life. For the parents of these kids it must be pretty funny watching me handle the kids. I return them with no broken bones, maybe a bump or two from letting them jump on the bed like monkeys. But I keep them safe and when in public keep them very close so the crazies don't take them. With the never ending Whys only family could handle it.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

3 adults and 2 children = a diasater

My parents are in town and for the past 3 days we had my niece and nephew over. It looks like toys threw up all over my house. We were stepping on Legos, crayons and who knows what else while trying not to say the bad words. Which is pretty hard when your not used to having kids around.

Baths, cutting food, bedtime and the never ending Why is exhausting. They wake up with a full battery and its still full when they go to bed.

Going to work for 40 hours a week is so much easier then watching 2 kids. It's a wonder how my parents did it. I'm beginning to think that's why duct tape was invented.

But they are cute and I love them to death and I wouldn't trade them for the world. I don't think it'd be a fair trade since they are so needy.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wrapping presents

I'm beginning to think wrapping presents is overrated. You pay all that money for wrapping paper and tape only to have someone tear it off to get to the good stuff. The gift is more enjoyable than the paper.

Lets face it most little kids can't open presents and their parents have to. So why not just leave the presents in the bag from the store. I'm sure the retailers can make the bags decorative so you don't have to wrap. It would make life easier.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Xmas cards

I wrote out my cards last night. I planned on going to the post office to get stamps and mail them. Well I started to put on the return address labels, which I normally don't use and I put them where the stamp goes. So I peeled them off and put them on the correct side. I was too lazy to redo the envelopes and I didn't press down too hard when I stuck them, so they came off pretty easy. Now the trick will be to see if they stay on.

Not sure what happened but my mind is kind of blank

Seems like my mind is blank. I know there's something up there. The hamster appears to be going a little slower than usual. I think I need to spin that wheel myself and wake him up.

I haven't had a candle party this month nor have I had anyone sign up under me since the summer. In time I know it will happen. I just need to work it.

It also seems like I have not been writing as much. Again I need to spin that wheel and make the hamster work a little harder. Maybe he thinks because the holidays are so close that he doesn't need to help make the brain work.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ahhhhh how many days do I have left?

I don't have enough days left to finish everything. It's not like it came up behind me and said surprise and threw confetti all over. The holidays come the same time every year and yet I don't plan very well. I still have cards to do, shopping and decorating. Really it's the 18. What the heck was I thinking. I know I was working and then organizing and donating things.

Do other people start everything in May to get it all done. Really these villages are so big that a whole town can live in them. Heck a few towns can live in them. Back to the organized people. I have seen some houses with lights on all year. Maybe I should leave my decorations up. I could put up and leave it up. The snow would never melt because it's painted on. It's the perfect winter wonderland all year round.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The hair

I have grown my hair quite a few times and then cut it and donated. Usually I end up with my hair up to my chin. I think that is too short so now I'm growing it even longer so its not so short. By the time I do cut it'll be down to my butt. Yes it annoys me. Like everyday.

When I do cut it in October 2013 I'm going to make a party out of it. I think it'll be fun. Who wouldn't love watching someone else get their hair chopped off.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

One thing you hope never happens

My friend and I went shopping today for our annual Xmas shopping trip. So we were unsuccessful at finding presents for our loved ones. I did buy my annual purse. Which happens almost every year. This year it was a Michael Kors bag. Then I bought stuff I needed like a coat and underwear. Of course no trip is complete without Godiva chocolate. So I had my chocolate covered Oreos. Big mistake. Then my stomach started acting up an hour later. After 2 trips to the restroom. We hit the road to drop off a candle. Right before we got to the house my stomach acts up. We head towards Wendy's a few blocks away and I don't make it. I had to throw out my underwear. I also had to text my friend to ask her to bring me a pair of underwear. It was gross but also funny at the same time.

It is something you hope never happens. It's embarrassing when it does but you laugh years down the road.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Goodbye old junk, hello new junk

Why is that as I get rid of stuff more comes in? It like all the junk knows there is room in the house and finds a way in. Hello i am trying to get rid of junk not become a hoarder. Let me just say that I am no where near being a hoarder. Well maybe of candles but I sell those so I have about 6 boxes behind my coach.

Of course not having a basement is probably a good thing at times. At other times it just sucks donkey balls. I have a 2 car garage and that is where a lot of things are stored. i have it lined up along one wall of the garage. Now mind you it's a 2 car garage and it is hard to get 2 cars in there, but somehow we do.

it's nice to get junk but it's better to give away junk you don't use. i say junk in the nicest way. I don't think all my stuff is junk it is just my way of being funny about.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The concert-Bon Jovi in Chicago

July 12, 2013 cannot come fast enough. I have Bon Jovi tickets for that day. I have 2 seats main floor row 5. Usually for their concerts I am row 20. This time I decided to go for it and get row 5. I am also paying for my dad to go. My dad has never seen them. Even back in 1987 when I was 16 and went to see them for the first time. I am super excited to go see them and to take my dad. I think he's gonna love it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yes I've been MIA

I feel like I've fallen off of a horse. I caught a cold. Probably from flying. On a plane not using my arms. I don't think doing a lot other things instead of resting helped. But hey if you can't enjoy life even with a cold what fun s that?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The hair

I have been trying to grow my hair to my butt. Why you ask. So I can cut it and donate it. I have done it before but I get the 10 inches to donate and I cut it. Then I end up with my hair up to my jaw line. That is way too short for me. So now I'm letting it grow to my butt. I'm beginning to rethink this as its a pain to deal with. I lean on it in my sleep, when I'm sitting in my chair, and any other time you can think of. I have a hairdresser who won't cut it until its at my butt. If I go to someone else I'd feel like I was cheating on her.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Donating and warm and fuzzy feelings

Seems like I'm always donating things all the time. Oh wait I do. I totally enjoy doing it. But since I donate quite a bit I get the looks at work when they ask for donations to various things like the diabetes walk or the letters to Santa.

Honestly I don't care what they think I do my donating outside of work. Some of it I'm very passionate about like the homeless volunteer work I do. I donate my time which sometimes is the best as a lot of people don't have the time to coulter so they donate items or money.

So go donate something. It's that time of year. If you donate year round like I do give a little extra if you can. It really does pay off in the end with the warm fuzzy feeling. It's the best thing to get in return.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bologna, macaroni and dreams

Go ahead and throw either one on the wall. Eventually one will stick for good. Kind of like dreams. One day those will stick too. Take your pick what you want to use for your dream, macaroni or bologna. It'll be fun. Then one of them will dry on the wall and stay there. Those are the dreams that come true and make people happy. Just don't eat the dried bologna or macaroni. I don't think it'd taste so good.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let the fun begin

Really people, Christmas music already on one radio station. It's not even Thanksgiving. Whatever happened to enjoying that holiday. Really knock it off and pull the plug on them.

So put back the snowmen and bring the turkeys back out. They didn't have enough time to be out. They are being squashed out by the Scrooge of turkey day.

Don't get me wrong I like Christmas. But I would like to enjoy Thanksgiving first. I'm leaving my turkey day decorations out until its over then ill take out the next holiday.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

More blending pictures

I blended more pictures. I'm sure thee are better programs but I'm ok using the one on my iPad for now. Next year may be another story when I get bored with it and want to do more.

Really I'm becoming more involved

Just when I think my life couldn't get any busier. I volunteer to be the secretary for the Social Ministry meeting but I am now also helping with the Card Ministry. Of course the Card Ministry is near and dear to my heart because my grandma started it when is join this church back in the early 1990's. Then last years she passed away and 2 ladies picked it up. But it's hard to keep up since they also have other things going on like work, etc. My grandma was retired and was able to send out birthday cards to the entire congregation of 900 people. She really enjoyed it and would love to know that it is still going strong in her memory.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Issues verses color, voting and helping each other

I know some people have voted based on color and some based on the issues. For me issues matter the most. I am not going to say who I voted for because that is my decision just like its yours. We all have to vote for who we feel is right based on what they say they are going to do for the country. I am not going to say one is better then the other to sway anyone to vote one way. But I will say go vote. You have the right so do it. Nothing will change unless we speak and step up and vote.

We can even make changes by getting out in our communities and helping each other. So go out vote then keep on helping each other and this country to make it the best it can be.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Political calls

Right now I'm so sick of this political calls. I already knew months ago who I was going to vote for. Call me all you want and it's not gonna change my mind to vote for your side. At this point I don't even want to vote.

I will vote because I have the right to vote. I also have the right not to be harassed by these pathetic calls. No matter how many time I press 0 I do not get a live person to tell them to stop.

So to all those companies that make these calls, STOP! No one wants the calls. We are already informed enough to make a decision.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

New picture app

I found an app called blender. Below are some pictures I started blending. I can't wait to work on more.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Things my nieces and nephews say

The things that come out of kids mouths crack me up. Last fall I was at the corn with my family. I was in the bouncy thing with my 5 year old nephew and 3 year old niece, when the 5 year old asks me if I had a butt crack. All I could so is laugh for a minute before answering yes. Then we went back to jumping.

Back when I 18/19 I was babysitting and the kid was potty training and would not have a bowel movement on the toliet. He would always ask for a diaper. Well I asked why he always wanted one and he said with a straight face I am afraid because it floats. I said there is nothing to be afraid of that is normal and it is what is supposed to do. Then I went into the other room and laughed.

On my 41 birthday I was playing tag with my niece and nephew and I was it. My 5 year old nephew says "auntie Kelly I want to give you a hug.". I was like ok and I bent down and he comes over and leans in and yells "tag your it.". I stood there like hello I'm already it and I just got suckered. It was pretty funny.

I was in the kitchen at my brothers house with my 3 year old niece when my 5 year nephew calls me from the bathroom saying auntie the toliet is broke. I walk to the bathroom with my niece in tow to see my nephew standing there with just his shirt on and the toliet filled with water. So I grab the plunger and start plunging when my nephew proceeds to tell me I am supposed to flush first then plunge. I'm thinking flushing all the bodily stuff and toliet paper got us in this mess. Well I unclog the toliet and proceeded to tell him if you poop first flush the poop then wipe then flush the toliet paper and if you need to wipe more than flush again. I had to laugh as that was the same lecture my brother and I got when my brother and I were kids.

On June 3 we landed in Orlando and on the bus to our Disney resort when the driver said we are entering Disney property and my nieces response was can we get off now.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Can I please say this

Yea your paranoid. But they are not after you, you are after yourself.

Want some pasta with your cheese?

There are lines on the road for a reason jackass and cars have turn signals. Since you don't know the meaning of the lines please walk. It will save the rest of us all a lot of finger pointing and cussing.

No, I didn't stutter when I said that.
Yep, I said that out loud and I do not regret it.

Since you kept butting into my business I'll have to fart enough so you'll leave my butt alone.

I'll just keep making faces until you leave.

Saying go suck donkey balls is a lot funnier to say then go to hell.

Really cousin La

So a few weeks ago my cousin asked me to come and stay with her kids who are 11 and 14 so they don't beat each other. Her and her husband have a charity event coming up and wanted a referee. So I was like sure perfect time to take them to play video games.

Well come to find out its a fashion show that my aunt and step mom are going to. I called my cousin was like really I get to stay home with your kids and not go out and have fun. She said they were invited after I was asked to be the preventer of pain. Ahh ok makes sense. Then I was like ya know what I'm not much into fashion so I'd probably have more fun with the kids. She agreed. Plus this gives me time to make me realize I'm glad I am kidless. No offense to those with kids. Heck I can relate to them more then most adults.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Embracing the embarrassing pictures

Yep during the process of looking for dresses for the wedding the past weekend these pictures were taken of me. Some were actually the day of the wedding.

I actually enjoyed being a goof during these pictures. Hey a girl has to have some fun.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Dresses and limos

Let me just say that more people saw my big old but yesterday then when I was in the hospital 4 years ago having surgery. I had a bridesmaid dress on with shoes that had a small heal. Not to mention a weird ass bra contraption.

I rarely wear dresses. In the last 15 years I think I have worn 5. I'm one of those who feel more comfortable in jeans or sweatpants and a top.

So to all those who saw my big old but yesterday. I hope you liked seeing it as much as I liked showing it. Not!!!!!

For those who have pictures please send them to me so I can blog them

The weekend

This weekend was my friends wedding. It was a lot of fun and we all had a wonderful time. Of course I have spent almost the whole day in the couch. Well I did make it for breakfast with them.

It was also a long day that started at 9 am with my hair appointment. But it was worth it to see her happy and everything went smooth.

I am going for my second bath to soothe my old achy muscles.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Volunteer work starts in your own neighborhood

Yep I believe in helping those in need near my own home. I think we need to help those here first then go help others in other countries. Don't get me wrong I know people need help all over the world. But I think a lot of people are more concerned with other countries that they forget people living in their own back yard.

I have been helping the homeless on my families home church since 1997. I have seen people come and go. Some get jobs and get out of the of the program. It's nice to see those success stories. Others I am not sure what happens to them. I hope it works out for the better but I know it doesn't always work that way.

Since I have been doing this since 1997 I have done a little more to help out others in other countries. I helped pack boxes of school supplies and soaps for kids and people in other countries. But of course my first love of volunteer work will be the homeless.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bridesmaid and Halloween

It has been about 11 years since I dressed for for Halloween. This year since I am a bridesmaid in my friends wedding on the 20th I am going to wear the dress on Halloween. Why not? I spent the money for it. Might as wear it twice before sending it off to the bridesmaid dress grave.

It may be a bit fancy for work but that's ok. I will at least be the best dressed.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Yes the dress is in

The bridesmaids dresses are in. Too bad because I was looking forward to the bra, spanx and shoe look. Not! But it would have cause some talk during and after the wedding.

Monday, October 8, 2012

I have shoes

Not one do I have a pair is shoes for the wedding but I have 3. I think this will be a great look with the bra and spanx. Still no bridesmaid dress. But rumor has it that the dress will be in today. If not then I at least have something to wear. Heck why not walk down with a bra, spanx and shoes. It will definitely give people a shock. The shoes can be worn on my feet, my hands, and my ears. Why not.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

No bridesmaids dresses but have undergarments

That's right I am standing up to a wedding on October 20, 2012 and I have no bridesmaid dress. We went in April and thought they were going to be ordered. But no they were ordered a month later and we have been told numerous stories. I for the record being in 7 weddings(not my own) said we needed to go in March.

So today I went shopping for undergarments. So I at least have spanx and a bra. That will look great 20 years from now when my friend is showing her kids her wedding pictures. They'll be like hey mom and dad didn't you pick out dresses or did you want your bridal party in their underwear.

Did I mention I am too old for this? At least I think I am at 41. But I couldn't let my friend down.

It should be interesting dancing in just a bra and spanx. As long as the spanx don't go flying off because of all the junk stuffed into them.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Email, twitter and the rest of the anti social technology

I feel that sometimes I sound like I'm stupid when having a conversation on email or text. It's like the message gets all mixed up and people get more pissed then when talking face to face. It is like we are losing our ability to actually speak.

Yea I don't think I'll shut down anything. I think I'll just limit my time.

I am tempted to shut down my Facebook, twitter and my texting. Just so people get the real meaning of what I'm saying and I'm getting what they are saying.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The actually gave you a license???

I am beginning to realize that people did not take drivers education. I see people not using turn signals and crossing the solid line. I wonder if they buy cars with no turn signals. Wait no they didn't take drivers education. That has to be it.

Is really do hard to use a turn signal? It's not like you have to use a ton of energy to do it. These people are the same ones that I see racing up to cut into the line of cars waiting to get off the highway or getting on. How am I suppose to know what you want to do if your sitting there counting butterflies with no turn signal on. And don't look at me like I'm mean, I don't read minds. But I do see turn signals.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Butterflies and aisles

I wonder some days if people who stop in an aisle or pathway are counting or looking for butterflies. I mean really do they walk into a grocery store stop, look for the butterflies then realize "duh I'm in a grocery store. Maybe I should shop while I'm here." It's like the lightbulb went off above their head and they have a blank stare on their face when it does.

They could be walking on the sidewalk in the middle of winter and stop and look around. Like a butterfly is going to suddenly appear. Hello do you see the snow?

So either stop counting butterflies or move over to the side. The rest of us are not and would like to get through.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove Illinois

Here are 3 pictures I took with my phone when we went for a peaceful walk today. This is one of our favorite places to walk and enjoy the woods and nature. I did take some with my can camera I just have not loaded them since we just got home.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Did I really think a bike ride was good during a wind storm?

It was pretty windy earlier today and I went for a bike ride. The whole time I was like really whose idea was this. Seriously with this wind, a bike ride is not a good idea. Then it dawned on me that it was my idea. Duh. What was I thinking? I mean really the wind was blowing the leaves on the trees pretty hard that I thought they were going to blow off. Ok maybe not that hard. But it felt like it.

I could say I was glad I did it but it would be the truth. Next time I'll wait until it is not so windy.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Madonna concert Chicago 9/19/2012

I went to the Madonna concert last night. It was my third time seeing her and probably my last. The show was ok. I thought the last 2 tours were a lot better.

She had a pretty good playlist from that past to now. The one thing I could do without is the political comments from her when she's on stage. I am there to hear her sing and perform. Not to hear her political views. She is entitled to them but I do not feel a concert is the place to talk about them.

The other thing was that she didn't go on until after 10 pm. I paid a lot of money for my ticket and I expected and opening act. But the opening act came on at 8:30 and was onstage for 90 or so minutes. Why do they put the time on the ticket for 8:00 when no one starts on time.

I am glad I went and still managed to have fun. Will I do it again? Probably not.

I even went there myself. No one else I knew could afford the ticket. In a setting like that I doubt anyone even noticed.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My blonde moments and honesty

Yes I do blonde things. I think it's because I have conditioned myself to do them. Sometimes there are a lot of them and other times not so much. But I get laughs when I do them. That makes me feel good.

Yes there are times when I am too honest and it has come to bite me in the butt. I do hold back at times. Others I need to get it out and vent about it. That is me. If someone thinks they know me and does not realize this thing about me then they really do not know me.

I have put too many personal stories out there when talking to people. This is also another part of me. Some people can relate to my stories and others not so much.

All in all I like me and that's all that matters.

Monday, September 17, 2012

My cousins bday

Yep today is my oldest cousins birthday. We always joke that it was more fun when it was the 2 of us. We are 16 months apart and our siblings were born 2 years after me. She has a sister and I have a brother. The 4 of us spent so much time together growing up that most of the time I think we forgot we were cousins.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The weekend

The weekend was pretty busy, but wonderful. I met with my down line and gave her some stuff to help her with her candle business. Then it was on to working on my friends wedding programs. To finish my Saturday it was going shopping for coffee cakes and cookies.

On Sunday it was a busy morning at church. I did the treats for fellowship hour at church and then breakfast with my grandpa. I then came home and got in a bike ride.

These are the weekends where I feel more like myself than ever. No matter how spacey or blonde I am.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Anderson Japanese Garden

Here are some pictures I took when we went to Anderson Japanese Garden in Rockford, IL.






Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Yep! The ladies need a sign in the bathroom

That's right. The women in my office need bathroom rules.

Yes I signed my family up for fellowship hour

When I was at the social ministry meeting I signed my grandfather and I up for fellowship hour at church. So this coming Sunday we have to make coffee and being in sweets. My grandfather will make my grandmothers shortbread. I'll buy some cookies and coffee cake.

Then I started thinking what have I gotten myself into. I don't normally serve anything as I am not domestic. This could be either be a comedy show or something horrific. My guess it'll be very comical.

Let's just hope this non-coffee drinker can actually make the coffee

Monday, September 3, 2012

In my mind I'm funny

In my mind I'm very funny. Of course I usually get so involved in telling a story that my hands start waving all over the place and I'm adding sound affects. Not to mention facial expressions. So yea it pretty much looks like I'm Animal from the muppets. But at least I enjoy it.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Exciting week and a little mud

This has been an exciting few weeks. I signed one person up to sell candles. Then tonight I signed up someone under me for Melaleuca. All it takes is some work and a little confidence. The more I talk about either one my confidence builds.

Of course we had an adventure on Saturday. We went to Kenosha Wisconsin to go to a diner that was on Diners, drive-ins and dive. There was a huge car show going on and we had to wait. But it was worth it. The place is called Franks. You should go if you are ever in the area. The food was good and you had entertainment from the staff as well as all the people that were around for the car show.

After breakfast we go to the Ren Fair. We were not there more than 90 minutes or do before a massive downpour came. Well no acts were on any of the stages and everything turned into on big mud pit. So we left. Of course we were wet and muddy. Not fun for the 60 minute ride home. But we had fun anyway.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yep we lost the car for a few moments

My friend and I came out of the restaurant at lunch and started walking toward her car. She was like wait that's not my car the proceeds to walk past it. I was yes it is your car. She replies with I was looking for Herb's car. My reply was well we'd have a mighty far walk to his car since he's at home and 50 miles away.

And to think we both are blonde.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Who knew candles made me feel this way

Who knew that this whole sponsoring thing would make me like a kid in a candy store. Also makes me feel like its Christmas morning.

But it's so exciting. The team building, telling people about the candles and seeing orders come in.

Really it's only a candle I keep thinking. Then I think it's an awesome candle and why shouldn't I me excited. I never got this excited over ordering a phone line for a store.

This is what happens to someone who has a boyfriend and no kids.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Flecks of Gold Team

This weekend was my launch party for the new catalogs. I sent out 100 invites and 2 people showed. Now before you all sigh and say poor thing listen to what happened. One person placed a $85 order and the other one signed up. So I now have a Gold Canyon Candle team. It's great I am working on my dream. Then I also get 2 outside orders. I'm super excited. I love doing home and catalog parties and well as doing individual orders.

Until next time keep the candles burning.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Food and loosing weight

It's not easy to watch what you eat when you eat for every emotion. Yep that's me. I'll eat for every emotion and then I'll eat just to eat. Nope it doesn't fix anything or make me feel better.

I have come to realize there is no magic pill or anything magical to help me loose weight. I have to work at it. I cannot be lazy. I have to track and exercise. Then not beat myself up when I eat chocolate. Of course beating myself up would be funny to watch. I don't think I can hit myself that hard.

Wish me luck so I don't give myself a black eye.

Monday, August 20, 2012

I choose not to have kids

Yes. I chose not to have kids. They suck the life out of you. I had my niece and nephew over night a few times bd boy was I worn out. When parent s talk about their kids I only have niece and nephew stories to tell. Which to me at them time a horrifying but later I look back and laugh. If any of it was on videotape I'm sure it would be a comedy show.

Like the time I went to the grocery store my niece May of 2011. She was almost 3 (her birthday is in June) and she was singing Jingle Bells at the top of her lungs. Of course this is the same kid who didn't have to potty when we were near the restroom but half way acrossed the store. Here I am frantic trying to get a newly potty trained kid to the restroom.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bridal party games are a pain

Yep I said it. Bridal party games are a pain. You first have to think of one. Get what you need for it. In this case it was bridal bingo. I printed the cards which I found online. Then bought all my crappy pens with me to put out for people to fill in the cards. Of course I had to not only put the opened presents back on the table I had to give out the prizes.

I never think they are fun when I'm sitting there. I'd rather be taking or eating. This time I didn't play because I'm a bridesmaid. Yep. Found a way out of the game. At least I walked off with some of the bride and grooms loot. They got some doubles so they won't notice.

There was no drama to speak of which is good. But it made for a boring shower. I'm used to something happening. But it's usually funny. Like finding a broken toaster.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Yahoo the candles are

Yep I just received my candle order. Some are of the new products and some are the breast awareness candle. Part of the profits of that candle go to help the cause. I have 5 to sell. Well 4, as I am giving one to an owner of a sushi restaurant. She was diagnose awhile ago and her and her husband are the nicest people ever.

Pictures posted are of some of the new Gold Canyon Products. Love them. The jar candles are made of a high grade food paraffin wax and have 2 safety wicks. The wicks are zinc and cotton.