Monday, May 27, 2013

Coming soon

My peonies,
and I can't wait!
Enjoy this beautiful week!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

It Certainly

is a small world, afterall.
About a month ago, I decided to host a party to treat the ladies at our church.
A pink party. 
A "Just Because" party.
I recruited some people to do the inviting for me. 
Anyone and Everyone. 
(Our church has been growing, time for us to have some fun and meet everyone)
And they came.
My mom and our friends were fabulous with their contributions of cookies.
Swoon-worthy, in fact.
My mom had been talking about a friend of hers that I had to meet.
As the friend was leaving the party, she mentioned something about her blog.
And garage sales. 
Sure enough.
Debbie and I had already met.
It is a small world after all!
I had trouble getting all my pictures to load.  Truth is, I ALWAYS have trouble with computer things.  I have heard I have compatability issues.  I have no clue what compatability issues even are.  It makes my head hurt to even think about it.  I usually just call Lib, and she straightens everything out for me.
Lib.  Where are you?  Answer your phone, I have a couple problems!!!
(K, maybe a lot of problems...)
But I will try and be back with more pictures. Just looking at them makes me want to have another party. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's Official...

I am nuts-o. 
I realized that after last night.
I went to bed thinking of this wonderful lady.
And thinking about this sweet post,
(the fact that I am now certifiably crazy has nothing to do with her, we haven't met, in person,
but I can't tell you how many times I wished she lived across the street from me,
or at least across the field from me,
and that she had a big, old front porch, with a rocker,
and I would just wander over to that front porch and plunk myself down on that rocker to bask in all her glory, but I digress...)
The next part all happened in about five minutes.
From 2:01 AM, to 2:06 AM, to be precise.
I awoke from a dream.
I was babysitting for a family that goes to school where I teach (what???)
And I lost two of their younger kids (what, again???)
When I finally found them,
they were sucking kerosene out of a pinprick they made in the plastic kerosene bottle. (WHAT???)
I panicked.
I tried to read the ingestion instructions on the label.
Of course, the label was all smeared off, so the instructions were illegible.
All I could think of to do was run around the kitchen
yelling at the top of my lungs, in a very hopeful and most helpful voice,
"No one light a match!  No one light a match!"
That's when I woke up.  Shaking my head at all my weirdness.
Thank goodness, only a dream... 
My husband woke me up actually, coming home from working over-time.
Our conversation went like this:
Hi, Hon, glad you made it home from work finally. 
sleepy, grunted greeting,
How was your hospital run?
Very odd.
Well, let's just say I just took a 41-year-old _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (I can't actually get myself to type the word he said, but let's just say it's a "fancy lady" that works with a pole, and she's not a barber) to the hospital.
Let's just say she sprung a leak.
Kate, one of her boobs popped.
What?????  (comprehension took a long time to set in on that one.) Oooooohhhhh.
(In a very confused voice) How did she know that?
Ever seen a flat tire?
 Maybe it's a good thing she lives far, far away!

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013!

 Hope this new year is off to a sparkling start!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Did you...

have yourself a Merry Little Christmas?

We certainly did! 
Our tree is still decorated.

I am sad that the presents are all opened.
 And the wisemen have all returned to "afar."

It all went so fast this year.
Hope you enjoyed a beautiful Christmas!


Monday, August 20, 2012

This Picture Reminded me

of my sister.

A very long time ago,
we were at one of the largest track meets of the entire Twin Cities area.

I mean, like EVERYONE and their mother (and grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, cousins and next-door neighbors) was in attendence.

It was my turn to run a relay. 

 I was late to meet with the race officials. 

Luckily for me (not) the announcer somehow spotted me in the crowd and was joking with me over the loud speaker.

(I really didn't appreciate his jokes at the time.)

I still had my warm-up pants on.

Luckily for me (again NOT)
Libbie was there to help me.

As I was running for check-in, and while the entire population of the Twin Cities Metro Area
was watching me panic and run for check-in, and try to take my pants off at the same time, Libbie, bless my sister, decides to step on one leg of my pants.

That was it.

I have a vague recollection of lying there on the ground.
In the middle of the track.
While EVERYONE was looking on.
While a circle of people stood over me,
you know, like they do on tv.
The announcer was sputtering over the loud speaker.
And in the midst of that circle, I caught one face.

That's right.
Laughing so hard she had to have been crying.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

She's Back!

from here
And it's fabulous.
 For almost two hours, I had my entire family under one roof.

And my favorite story so far, she got mistaken for an Olympic athlete while in London.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

If You Were Wondering Where I've Been...

I've been busy planning the opening ceremony for the Olympics.

(Well, the opening party for our family, that is.)

Coordinating the arrival of the athletes was a bugger of a job...
('Cuz some were completely overjoyed to be there and have their picture taken.)

But as you can see, the delegations from USA and France at least arrived safely.

Even road construction could not stop our torch ceremony.

Although we really missed David Beckham
(some of us more than others...)

And we had to re-do our torch run two or three times to get it down.

(photo from The Mirror)
Just in case you were wondering who was texting Rowan...

It was Lib

And our fish and chips were rather smashing, if I do say.

Happy Olympics.
Whew.  That was a ton of work people.  (Have you ever made a double-deckered bus or a torch???)

From now until the closing ceremonies, I will be glued to my tv...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

May all your flags wave proudly, your sparklers light the first time, and all those hot dogs (gross!) not burn on the grill...

My littlest guy in a vintage World War II costume. 
 May we always live in the
Land of the Free!

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Magic Words

can make everything all right...

My son sold his dirtbike today. 
I am sad.
 It has made loads of people smile.
Whenever we have company, it is in constant use. 
I can still hear the giggling of my nephew Bo, as my son gives Bo a ride and does a wheelie across the lawn. 
Bo hangs on for dear life but laughs the entire time.

But today, even though I am still irritated that he sold it.
The dirtbike made me happy one last time.

As I walked away, the man he sold it to asked my 17 year old son,

"Is that your sister?"

Friday, June 8, 2012


It's Friday...

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I am Obsessed...





Are you with me?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hope on this day you felt like

Miss America!

photo via
(Only maybe not so old...)
Happy Mother's Day.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I Really Think

I need to have a party like this one. 
Found here on pinterest
To celebrate May Day.  (I am already planning it in my head.)  Now only for a May Pole. 

I know Annie's in.