Monday, January 23, 2012

Most Fun Mom Ever

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not a fan of this new-age, fangle-dangled way of keeping in touch called Facebook. I am opposed to the way people in this world rely on technology to keep in touch with one another. However, there are moments when I find myself taking a little itsy bitsy peek into the Facebook world to see how everybody is doing. I also keep this blog updated for the most part but that is mostly for Big and Lil' so that they can take a little looksy back when they get older and for the Grandma's in their lives that like to be in the know.

With all that said, (Praise God and Amen) there's this thing called Pinterest. Oh lawdy have mercy. Pinterest. Pinterest is a place where a casserole meets the most perfect lip color. Paradise meets sculpture and creative ideas run into ab workouts. It's like Martha Stewart on acid or Field and Stream on meth. It just goes on and on and on.

Pinterest inspired me and Lil' this weekend and this is what we made.

If I'm being perfectly honest, after a lovely Pinot Noir back in December, Pinterest also inspired our Elf to have a romantic rendevouz with the Tooth Fairy one night.

The two of them got a little carried away and really made a mess of things. The Tooth Fairy even left a little note for Big that read in teensy weensy handwriting "I had a lovely time with Fisbee. He was quite the gentleman. Thank you for arranging such a magical evening." Fisbee had lipstick all over his face the next day. I think that girl is bad news.

So what I'm trying to say is that as long as we inspire each other and push one another to new heights, I guess this technology stuff is ok with me. Especially if it's making me look like the most fun Mom ever.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Same Girl

Yesterday Daddy said that Lil' sang a song all the way from our house to Downtown without stopping. The same song. The whole way. He asked me if I thought that was normal. I told him I've seen that kind of thing before. Different name but same girl....

She Is

When I was putting my Big to bed last night he looked at me square in the face and said, "Mama, I think you are the most beautiful Mama in the whole world." I said, "Wow, Big. You have no idea how sweet that is but I hope you tell your wife that everyday when you get older." He said, "Ok I will. Even when she doesn't look that pretty like you do sometimes I will still tell her that she is."

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hiney Licker

This occurred yesterday at car pool....

Lil: Mama, you wanna hold my puppy? He's sooo sweet.
Me: Sure, Lil. Oh he is a sweet one.
Lil: You can kiss him on his mouthez. He doesn't lick his hiney or anything. His hiney doesn't even itch him.
Me: Oh, well then for sure I want to kiss him. You know I don't like to kiss Hiney Lickers.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Make It Happen

This year...

I'm Gonna Make It Happen.

- Dinner on the porch with old friends.
- Find the perfect kitty.
- Let the woods and the mountains inspire us.
- Take Big shrimping at night.
- Trace leaves and make stuff.
- Explore.
- Look at the moon.
- Wrap up, sit back and soak em up.
- Evaluate and decide.
- Plan Paris.
- Design my barn.
- Make the old new again.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Just wanna make sure I have this somewhere...

Easy Braisey Covered Chicken 
*Use Mom's Red Pot

Chicken Breasts - Skin, on - Bone-in

Salt and Pepper and sear on both sides quickly. Add chicken broth about 1/2 way - don't cover it all the way.

Slice 1 lemon and lay slices all over it.

Cover it tight and bake at 350 for about 1 1/2 hr.

Put in frig overnight.

Put back in the oven for 30-45 min next day at 350 again.

Turn the left-overs into soup the next night.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Keep On Walking

2011 will go down for me as a page-turner. A chapter-changer. There will not be the usual fade-in, blurry, hazy change of a year this time. This time, it's different. I've felt and I can feel a shift. A change. It's like I have actually physically stepped over something in my path. The road before "It" looked one way and the road after "It" looks another. "It" isn't good, "It" isn't bad. "It" just is. I'm sure there will be another "It" for me at another time. I'm sure that I've had "Its" before but I just haven't had the clarity to recognize them like I do now.

I miss some things I started out with in 2011 that I didn't end up having at the end. Now that they are gone, I feel a little push. An urge. I recognize that everything is different now. I am different now. The world is not the same. I have stumbled upon "It" and "It" changed things.

It is true that without the bad times in life, you would never know the good. This year has shown me that I have strength, determination, the will to get up, keep going and look forward. We are healthy, we are together and when things get rough, we always, always, always have each other and that is enough. That is good enough.

No matter what the "It" is or when "It" comes, when you grab me, I'll grab you and we'll all keep on going together. This is our life. Our wonderful, full, big life and an "It" is weird but you have to keep on walking.