Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My Grandfather passed away last Tuesday.
To my Papa-
You don't remember me, but I remember you.
I remember your bushy eyebrows. You would let me take your glasses off so I could comb them.
I remember your sweet tooth. You would take us to TCBY for frozen yogurt before dinner. It was our secret because we promised it wouldn't spoil our meal.
(Papa in the Navy. He lied about his age so he could enlist during WWII...Mama was pretty miffed when she learned, from an article in the paper, that the man she had fallen for was in fact one of the young local boys who had enlisted before the age of 18)
Thursday, July 16, 2009
No to worry dearies, there has not been a murder. Well, at least not in our NEW DRIVEWAY! Gone are the days of the dusty/muddy gravel driveway. Hello stinky asphalt!
Doesn't she look happy? Kinda like she's smiling huh? I tell ya, that pup is a piece of work!
I'm off to Detroit this weekend for a weekend of girl time, fun in the sun (hopefully...Mother Nature don't fail me! *shaking fist at the sky*) and tasty beverages (hello Bloody Mary bar!).
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Courtney remembered to send her a birthday card. She remembered to call her to wish her a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!". So when she received an email from Lisa wondering why she was the only friend who did not receive birthday wishes via her blog....SHE.WAS.SHOCKED.
Could this be true!?!?!?!
Perhaps Lisa's computer has a glitch and didn't pull up her post from 07/07/09? "Yes!" she thought....Obviously this is the problem. How could she forget to post a happy b-day message to her maid of honor? The girl who talked her through the panic attack she had after leaving her 1st wedding dress fitting? The girl who visited Italy with her and Stone? The girl who has been through ups and downs and around the bends with her?
UM....there is no glitch. She forgot.
I'm sorry Lisa! You know I love you and I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!! I can't wait to see you on Friday!!!!
PS: yes, I will buy you multiple drinks when we go out on the town...not to worry.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
PS: feel free to double (or triple) the recipe for a large group of peeps....or if you are feeling especially wild
Monday, July 13, 2009
Like when Stone and I went to the movie on Friday night.....We were purchasing our tickets when we noticed a bit of commotion to the left of the ticket counter. A fellow movie goer was enraged that he was not allowed to bring his GIANT (MADE AT HOME) FRUIT SMOOTHIE into the movie with him. He was actually arguing with the manager of the theater.
Excuse me sir? Are you from planet Earth?
Everyone knows if you are going to smuggle in outside food you
A)don't waltz in with it in your hand
B) you don't bring food/drink that can't be hidden in a large purse
C) you DEFINITELY don't bring a soda in a can.
Nothing says I've got contraband like the "POP" of a soda can. Believe me when I say it. I've lived through it. Growing up mi Madre would pack us little goodie bags full of treats to eat while at the movie.
I was blasted back to the past when Stone and I went to see "Taken" with my parents. (Liam, I want to put you in my pocket and carry you around all day) We sit down in our seats. I glance over to mi Madre. She and my dad are pouring popcorn from their bin into a gallon size Ziploc bag she brought from home.
"Seriously? Is this really happening?" I ask as she hands me the plastic bag.
Her response "Court, this isn't my first rodeo."
Friday, July 10, 2009
I have nothing against shorts on others. I tend to look like a trampy tramp in shorts though. Since I am a) not a tramp and b) don't want to appear trampy, I don't wear them. This is alarming and unsettling to some people in my life. (That is, me not wearing shorts, not me not being a tramp.) Why is this so disturbing? You would think I told them I don't bathe....which is alarming and unsettling. I'm perfectly aware that it is hot outside and I am wearing pants. I'm fine with it.
People pointing out the fact that it is hot out and I have pants on is like someone pointing out that I have a sunburn. Really? Thank you for telling me! I had no idea the reason my skin was red and hot to the touch was from a sunburn. Good.To.Know.
I'm off to a dinner/movie date with my love. Happy Friday!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
(well actually, right after I tied it around my waist I ate a piece of Jarlsberg on a slice of sourdough bread.....then I started cooking dinner)
Perhaps I should stick with this apron thing.
Nurse: "What's here name?"
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
*turning of the TV and listening to lovely tunes
*trying to fill my decorating fix (on a budget)
*Stone's sense of humor
Monday, July 6, 2009
1) I'm a talker.
2) "Do I have anything in my nose?" Is question my friends/family get asked often....by me. Nothing worse than talking to someone and having a boog in your nose and the person NOT telling you about it.
Here is the problem with being a talker. Once you have this label slapped on you (and it has been stamped on my forehead since the ripe old age of 5)....if you aren't talking people think something is wrong.
"Are you OK? You didn't talk much at dinner."
Even talkers like to be silent. GASP! Sometimes I like to sit and listen to a conversation and not put my two cents in, even when I have something to say. Inevitable though, I get a text or email or call later that day or the next making sure I'm OK.
A couple of Fridays ago I decided to be a big girl. I went to lunch, at a restaurant, ALL. BY. MYSELF. OK, maybe it was a workaurant, but still ALL. BY. MYSELF. I have NEVER done this.
(Fast Chinese food....I got rice and noodles and the girl ringing me up judged me. "Just a side of rice and a side of lo mein????? UM....eeerrrr......OoooooKkkkkkk....." she said to me whilst rolling her eyes.)
I sat in a booth by a window, eating my lunch and watching the cars go by. I brought a book (Little Women), but I found myself not needing/wanting to read it. I wasn't experiencing the "AHH! I feel like everyone is staring at me wondering why I am eating by myself" feeling I thought I would. I thought to myself: This is kind of great! This is quiet and relaxing. Silence is soothing. Way to go Court! I am growing up right before my own eyes! I don't always have to rely on friends and family to keep me company all the time. I can keep my own company.
I left the restaurant with my head held high.
Then I got into the car and noticed I had a little boog in my nose.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Today is my Friday and I couldn't be more thrilled! Seriously. I have been floating on a white puffy cloud of cotton candy covered joy since I found out that I don't have to work tomorrow. I owe it all to the good ol US of A!.....
HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!!!!!!
last year on 4th in Florida with the family