Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
We did have a pretty major change in my family since I last posted. We now have a kitty. She showed up around my mom's house but she couldn't keep her. Her dog thought the kitty was a toy. Mom contacted a local rescue agency but they didn't have any space. So they said we could foster the kitty through them. This way, we can get the shots and spay for seventy-five dollars. Much to diva-child's dismay, the kitty has attached itself to Steven.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I was worried at first about walking along the rocks, but I was equipped with new water shoes. Audrey kept saying we were going on an adventure. Well, we were hopping from rock to rock over water and there were lots of trees around. We had a great time. We probably spent about 2 hours there. Funny how you can overlook the beauty of things in your town just because they aren't out in plain view.
I took lots of pictures. I was trying to capture the motion of the water and I think I did a decent job, considering I use a point-and-shoot.
Be sure to visit the Stirrup Queen to see what other stories people have to tell.
This weekend, we will be finished with our year long stint as a flower girl. Then, I have to decide about a sixth birthday party. And find a Georgia Bulldogs cheerleader dress for Halloween. And not stress out totally over the house and D.O.T. stuff that I don't even want to deal with but don't have much choice.
Have a great remainder of the week, ya'll.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I finally narrowed down my top three wanted scents.
- Atole - This caught my attention because of the vanilla, milk and pineapple. Cinnamon could be a possible killer of this for me.
- Midnight Rendezvous - Midnight air, evening primrose, night phlox and amber will hopefully work for me.
- Negligee - How can the foody scent lover in me not order this? Coconut, strawberry, vanilla, and butter cream. This screams ME!!
I'll be testing these later. If these are winners, you will be sniffing my greatness for the next couple of days.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Gallery MLB Photos: Bark in the Park ajc.com
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Sunday, September 6, 2009
Not much time tonight for long post. I am going to the Braves game tomorrow. Have a great Sunday, my one blog follower.
Friday, September 4, 2009
When diva-child was two years old, I heard about a DVD called "Here Comes the ABCs" released by They Might Be Giants. In an effort to find cool kids music I didn't mind listening to a lot, I went to Borders and purchased it. I quickly fell in love with the cool songs. I even found myself singing the songs at work. I still sing them though we have not watched the DVD for a couple of years.
This video isn't my favorite one, but it is a close second. I hope you enjoy it.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Not much input tonight. Shower planning, 3-way call with my favorite cousins, dinner prep, pharmacy trip. Now my new medicines are starting to make me sleepy. YES!!! If I don't pass out soon, I will post a couple of pics that I said I would last night.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Any of my friends can vouch for the fact I love taking pictures. I don't have any desire to be a professional. I only want to take better pictures for myself. Not that my current camera is bad. I currently have a Canon Powershot SX10oIS. I have taken some great pictures with it. I'll post some later.
Just to pacify the camera enthusiast in me, please let me know what kind of camera you like to take pictures with.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I do have an appointment with my PCP this Friday and I am going to ask him about the hip pain for sure. I don't want to sound like a big cry baby who whines all the time and wants prescriptions for this and that. I just want to feel normal and go maybe a couple of days without pain. I probably need to contact the GYN also. I passed the pregnancy "deadline" he gave me. I need to see him anyway.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
1. I obsess for days over what to write on this blog.
2. I swore I would never date my husband.
3. I read the perezhilton website daily. I love celebrity gossip.
4. Spelling errors irritate me, especially when I type in a hurry and make one myself.
5. I have ADD. I also have OCD.
6. I had dreams about making out with Vin Diesel when I was pregnant.
7. I don't like the Andy Griffith show. I cannot stand to hear the theme song.
8. I don't like the bands Nickelback or Creed. "Don't like" is a nice statement for how I feel about their music. I heard Kidcratic refer to these bands as "Nickelcreedback" and laughed so hard. SOOO TRUE!!
9. I know how to shuttle tat.
10. The back side of any craft project I make has to be perfect. I have remade projects because the back did not meet my standard. Actually, I am a craft perfectionist. I almost always make a gift projects twice. The first one is for me to practice and see what problems I have. If this turns out okay, then I will make the second one to give away.
11. I have a fear of new situations or events. I have not gone to parties or events because of this.
12. I do not like butterflies.
13. I regularly use a Charlie Brown pillowcase that I have owned since childhood. When this one started coming apart, I bid and won a 2 extra ones on eBay. I sewed the seams and still use the old one, but have the others as back-ups.
14. I cannot sleep uncovered. Even in the summer, I need at least the sheet over me. I have to be covered up to my ears with only my face and top of my head exposed.
15. I have problems going to sleep unless it is pitch-dark in the room. I made a cover for my alarm clock because the numbers were too bright. I still put something over that.
16. I love apron sewing patterns. Every cloth or quilting store I go to, I shop for these. I will never make all of the ones I own but I have made a few. The internet fuels this passion because I can always find small companies that make their own patterns, not just the big 3 pattern companies.
17. I cry every time I watch new episodes of Extreme Home Makeover.
18. I love James Bond movies.
19. I am the person reponsible for my husband getting into bowling. Yes, I was bowling before Steven. He joined his first league with me.
20. When I watch football, I don't understand what is going on other than teams getting touchdowns. First downs, second downs? I don't have a clue.
21. My nickname is Jupiter.
22. I love Guitar Hero World Tour. I am constantly trying to figure out how I can make room for the entire band set-up in my house.
23. I love taking pictures. I would love to take photography classes.
24. I love things with skulls on them. Cute skulls though, not scary ones. I have skulls shoes, a purse, fabric and still is constanly looking for things with cute skulls.
25. I am afraid of going back to school. I am worried that I will fail any class that requires me to write papers or essays and that would be almost every class except math classes. I have problems expressing my ideas and facts in writing.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
We have been trying since the middle of 2008 for a baby. In January of this year, I had an HSG to rule out the possibility of any endometriosis or any other blockages in my tubes. The doc said most ladies get pregnant within two months of having the HSG and to come back if I wasn't pregagnt by June. Then, we would look into "some help" (i.e. drugs). It is August now, still not pregnant and haven't been to the doctor yet.
This is my trying to conceive story so far. Being minus an ovary should not affect my ability to get pregnant, but who really knows? I am trying to learn to enjoy more things and enjoy the life I have with my husband and daughter.
Okay, time to get back to organizing my sewing stuff. I hope everyone who reads this enjoyed learning a little about me. I appreciate any comments since most people only read and never comment. Have a nice weekend, ya'll!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I read Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters regularly. Every month, they have a week where you sign your blog up and you agree to comment on six other blogs daily. The official name of this is IComLeavWe or International Comment Leaving Week. The logo is in the sidebar underneath my blog title. I signed up this month in an effort to make myself write more often. So tonight, I get the reminder e-mail about IComLeavWe. Then, I realize I haven't written anything in over a week. Bad JEN!
I already have my topic tomorrow planned out. I even took pictures tonight to add to the post. Here is a sneak preview.
What does all of this stuff have to do with my post? Not much, only one of the pieces of jewelry in the picture will be discussed. This is actually a secret look into the weird world of how I take pictures of almost any small item in my house, my homemade macro photo studio.
Tomorrow's topic: My wedding ring set or to make it more interesting, How I destroyed one family heirloom to make another potential family heirloom.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I love this picture of the hubby and diva-child walking. It reminds me of one I took when she was only a year old at an Easter egg hunt.
We were at school before they opened the doors. As we prepared to leave my baby, I started to think about how far away she was from my office and got teary eyed. My sunglasses hid my watery eyes. She was happy to be there and already playing. Does this look like the face of someone sad? I didn't think so.
Like many other moms this morning, I managed to separate myself from my baby and head to work. That afternoon as I was working in my office, my cell phone rang. It was Audrey's teacher. UH OH! WHAT IS WRONG? Turns out it was nothing. She was just wondering if we were picking her up at school release or was she attending the after school program. Whew, crisis averted.
Everything went fine. Audrey said the only boring thing about school was they played music part of the lunch time. You could not talk while the music was playing. I understand why they do this. If the other kids are like Audrey, she will not talk much. UNTIL you put a meal in front of her. I knew there wouldn't be any problem for her to adjust to "big" school, but us moms worry about sending our babies into the real world. She sure is growing up so fast.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Of course, I am not pregnant yet. After having the HSG early in the year, the doctor assured me almost everyone who has one is pregnant in about two months. I do not think I want to continue trying if my pain levels are going to increase. The pain is starting to interfere with my daily life.
RANT OVER - I will get back to posting on a regular basis tomorrow. The subject of the day will be my baby's first day of kindergarten.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I received a Click-n-Ship for my BPAL order so it should be here by Thursday or Friday. If I didn't have to work, I would be here at obsessively stalking the mailman to sniff my biggest order from them I have ever placed.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
7/8 BPAL direct from lab, CnS on 7/27, RECEIVED 7/31
bottles of Berry Moon, Stinky and O
imps of: Whoso List to Hunt, All in the Golden Afternoon, Against Idlesness and Mischief, Tis the Voice of the Lobster, Twinkle Twinkle Little bat, Snooty Rose
7/10 LJ Decant circle of BPAL Carnaval Diabolique
imps of Faiza and some of her Snake Pit companions: Australian Copperhead, Boomslang, Cottonmouth, Death Adder
7/17 LJ purchase , RECEIVED 7/22
bottle of Milk Moon & imp of New Orleans, also free sniffy of Midway
7/17 Brat's Creations @ etsy, RECEIVED 7/20
Fresh Summer Gloss My Body and Brown Fox Coconut Milk Soap.
Brat was on the CocoaPink forum and this is how I came to know of her. She started making her own soap after Ilona stopped making it as often. Then, she started selling them and is slowly branching out to other products. I highly recommend Brat's Creations. I ordered on a Friday afternoon and received the following Monday. This really surprised me since the Body Gloss is custom scented. She also included two scrub samples. She hopes to start selling a facial care and haircare line soon.
7/20 LJ decant circle for Summer Blockbuster 2009
imps of GOTHIC HORROR, PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, DIABOLICAL OFFSPRING
7/20 LJ decant supply circle
items needed to decant my bottles into smaller vials so I can carry in my purse
7/21 CocoaPink, RECEIVED 7/27
Pink Sugar Noel perfume spray
7/22 eBay , RECEIVED 7/29
BPAL Snow Bunny 5ml, I bid low on this thinking I would not win, but I did.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I logged in yesterday to that site where you send internet payments, not because I was paying for anything. YEAH RIGHT. Since the tenth of this month, I will only say that I have sent money for seven different purchases. I just checked my e-mail tonight and I won a bid on eBay at a really low price I never imagined would have won. That makes 8 purchases. The reason I am telling you this is I don't want you to be surprised if my family shows up at your house for a meal.
I may be broke by the end of the week, but I will smell HELLA GOOD. I'll be typing up a post listing what I am waiting on so I will remember whose butt I need to jump when I don't get my stuff.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Check out our pictures on the Freestyle Photography blog.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Oh, Ben & Jerry. Let me count the ways I love thee. All of the flavors except ones that contain mint or coconut flakes.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Outrageous comfort - I don't think so.
Outrageous means exceeding the limits of what is usual. Those insoles must be like walking on heaven, maybe even orgasmic. Other people might not find this funny, but I sure did.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Me and hubby at Southeast bowling tournament
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
The beach was very different from Georgia beaches. The water here was almost clear. It was odd to walk out in waist deep water and see your feet. You could even see the jellyfish swimming along the top of the water.
Despite not feeling good, I am having a good time. Audrey is really having fun. Since here, we have seen foxes, turkeys and an otter at the house while sitting on the deck.
This morning, Mrs. Joann's nephew brought over his daughter and now Audrey has someone her age to play with. We will all be heading over to the sound soon for some swimming, riding a jet ski and maybe even riding on a sailboat.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
But I think I need to acknowledge someone. None of this would be possible without Wilma, their mother. She is the person who is responsible for both of these wonderful people in my life. I am very sad that she cannot be here to celebrate this and many more birthdays to come. We didn't always see eye-to-eye on things but without her, I would not have the wonderful husband I have today. She passed on strong family values, which both Shannon and Steven share.
So while celebrating this afternoon, I will be thanking Wilma for one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Vigilant day-glo guardians of lawn and patio, stalwart protectors of the home.
Pink sugar-crusted marshmallow, dandelion, and sap.
For the first few minutes after application, this smelled A LOT like Pink Plastic. I was being smothered by it. After about 5 minutes, the plastic settled down and it smelled of nothing but the pink marshmallow. It reminds me alot of my CocoaPink Pink Sugar Marshmallow Shine Sweetie.
The Smoke-Veiled Moon of July brought a poem of Baudelaire’s to my mind:
Ce soir, la lune rêve avec plus de paresse;
Ainsi qu'une beauté, sur
de nombreux coussins,
Qui d'une main distraite et légère caresse
de s'endormir le contour de ses seins,
Sur le dos satiné des molles
Mourante, elle se livre aux longues pâmoisons,
ses yeux sur les visions blanches
Qui montent dans l'azur comme des
Quand parfois sur ce globe, en sa langueur oisive,
laisse filer une larme furtive,
Un poète pieux, ennemi du sommeil,
Dans le creux de sa main prend cette larme pâle,
Aux reflets irisés
comme un fragment d'opale,
Et la met dans son coeur loin des yeux du soleil.
Tonight the moon dreams
with more indolence,
Like a lovely woman on a bed of cushions
fondles with a light and listless hand
The contour of her breasts before
On the satiny back of the billowing clouds,
Languishing, she lets herself fall into long swoons
And casts her eyes
over the white phantoms
That rise in the azure like blossoming flowers.
When, in her lazy listlessness,
She sometimes sheds a furtive tear
upon this globe,
A pious poet, enemy of sleep,
In the hollow of his hand
catches this pale tear,
With the iridescent reflections of opal,
hides it in his heart afar from the sun's eyes.
(English translation by
William Aggeler, 1954)
Soft sandalwood, nicotiana, and velvety orris
drifting over lustrous pale
musks, stephanotis, elemi, and cyclamen.
I haven't tried this one yet but it smells wonderful on the bottle. I was scared about this due to the name. It doesn't smell like smoke, but brings smoke to my mind. Maybe standing by the fire on a warm summer night with someone special, looking at the sky while enjoying the stolen time alone.
I will wait until tomorrow to sniff this. I only hope it smells as great on me as it did on Wendy.
I got 6 frimps in my order too. They are: Centzon Totochtin, The Sea Foams Milk, Sloth, Delirium, Epitaph, and Elegba. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab ROCKS!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Everyone, enjoy their weekend. I'll be sitting in a bowling center for most of the sunlight hours, trying to stay calm.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Little strong at first, but was okay after about half an hour. I'll hold on to this imp for sure but won't need more than it.
Dark Chocolate & Pepper-Smoked Caramel
This was a winner. For about 2 minutes after application, I was unsure. But it turned into paradise. I kept swearing I was going to wake up in Hawaii and the cabana boy handing me my Pina Colada. I put it on yesterday after using my CocoaPink Pina Colada Cotton Candy body butter. LOVE IT! Definitely searching for bottle of this one.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Like always, Steven got his 300 and 800 series plaques for the year. I received the first "Volunteer of the Year" award given. ME!
I have never helped the association for the recognition. It can be stressful at times and there are so many great people to assist where they can. Being the only woman around can have it cons, but when someone manages to make you upset enough to cry (which happened only once), I have never had such support. I have visited many different bowling centers in various towns. We have made and lost friends. Bowling is an important part of my life and I would not trade any of these experiences for anything.
Another bowling year completed. Oh yeah, not quite. I still have brackets to run. This weekend starts a much bigger tournament than I have run compared to the city one. I will be at the bowling center from 7:00am until probably 9:00pm every Saturday and Sunday until mid July, except for July 4th weeeknd. PLEASE no one come to my house until August when I have had time to recover.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
STRAWBERRY MOON 2009
Strawberries that in gardens grow
Are plump and juicy fine,
But sweeter far as wise men know
Spring from the woodland vine.
No need for bowl or silver spoon,
Sugar or spice or cream,
Has the wild berry plucked in June
Beside the trickling stream.
One such to melt at the tongue's root,
Confounding taste with scent,
Beats a full peck of garden fruit:
Which points my argument.
May sudden justice overtake
And snap the froward pen,
That old and palsied poets shake
Against the minds of men.
Blasphemers trusting to hold caught
In far-flung webs of ink,
The utmost ends of human thought
Till nothing's left to think.
But may the gift of heavenly peace
And glory for all time
Keep the boy Tom who tending geese
First made the nursery rhyme.
Wild strawberries, strawberry flower, vanilla-infused sugar, early summer grasses, and milky dandelion sap.
It’s May in Los Angeles, and we’re baking slowly as the weather hits the low 100’s…
Here at the Lab, we are praying for a little June Gloom.
Bright summer flowers, fresh herbs, and a bit of citrus rind dampened by the scent of morning mist and rain.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Also, I bought some of the Box of Chocolates and past Lunacy fragrances from someone on the BPAL forum. Soon, I will have these:
Dark Chocolate and Pepper-Smoked Caramel
Milk Chocolate and Buttercream
White Chocolate and Strawberry
White Chocolate and Sugared Violets
White Chocolate, Marshmallow & Coconut
Black Moon: Beth's Creation
The absence of light: motia attar, black orchid, mugwort, English pear, cucumber, blue lotus, jonquil, massoia, calamus and crystal musk.
Milk Moon 07
And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs. The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence. And they returned from searching of the land after forty days. And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land. And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
A fertile scent, generous, life-affirming, and swelling with a sense of triumph, warmth, and abundance: sweet milk, golden honey, fig fruit, pomegranate, dates, and white grape.
Pink Moon 07
A sweet and silly compliment to the first breath of Spring! Sugared carnation and phlox!
I cannot wait for these to get here. Also, I am wearing Tiki Queen today and don't understand why I didn't like it before. It is a great lush tropical scent, like I am standing in a beautiful Hawaiian garden but the white musk seems to really keep it from being too floral. There is supposed to coconut in it but I swear I smell sugared pineapple. I might have to locate a bottle of this one. I don't think my decant will last long at the rate I am using it. This could be my signature summer scent.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
After reading the post, I have tried not to run every time I see the camera. What the author states is so true. In a couple of years, you may weigh more and you definitely will be older. Capture the pictures now while you can!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Here are some other old lake memories that mean a lot to me:
1. Riding on the pontoon with our feet hanging off the front of it
2. Laying out on the catwalk of the boatdock after swimming
3. The smell of the catwalk wood when wet while you basked in the sun laying there to get warm
These are just a few of the memories near and dear to me. I hope that everyone enjoys their weekend, spending time with loved ones and making new memories.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Mame is an inspiration. She was avant-garde for her times. She embraced life and every day was a party for her. If there is one concept to glean from the movie, it is to make the best of what you have, no matter the consequences.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
"The friendship that can cease has never been real."--St.Jerome
I see now after all this time this quote is true. I kept being optimistic about the friendship, even made attempts to repair the bridge between us, but it reaped no result. I know talking about it should help me work through the feelings. It just makes me reminisce of the good times and wish for more, which is fruitless. If friendship is a two-way street, the opposite side of my street is full of barriers put up by someone who has no intention of ever travelling there again.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
My mind is normally like watching a Nascar race from the stands, lots of cars (ideas) speeding past and being gone just as fast. This particular morning I seemed to have a moment of clarity where everything just seemed to slow down and seconds seemed more like hours. This was a great feeling to me, such a sense of calm. I wish I could have sat there on the rocks looking out for hours just to experience the serenity of my mind. I claimed the tree as mine during the time of reflection.