Monday, August 31, 2009
~the way his hand seems to have been made to perfectly hold mine
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I shall cherish the week of happiness we had. I will try not to linger on the let down that was tonight's meal.
Court (& Stone)
Friday, August 28, 2009
PS: I even liked Jodie Foster's take on this classic.....perhaps it's the hoop skirt, but I can't get enough of Anna!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
All my favorite side dishes/party food.
Stone got the hint.
He presented me with a sweet red velvet cupcake from The Flying Cupcake.
I loved/love it! (couldn't eat it all last night, so I'm still loving it today!)
PS: Thank you to everyone who pitched-in to make my b-day feast so awesome...especially you Madre!
PPS: If you would like the recipe for any of the food above, let me know. I have a couple recipes I'll be posting very soon so I can just tack any others on with it!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
me, 20 years ago
It seems strange to be able to look at a picture and say, "that was me 20 years ago" and the picture not be of an infant or of mi madre with a baby in her belly.
I know I am not old, but I can't help but feel like time is slipping away from me. Geez!...if I feel that way now, think about how I'll feel in 20 more years!
Let's not think about it, OK?
Let's eat cake (perhaps a red velvet cupcake...Stone?), give hugs and kisses and cheers to a great year ahead!
PS: My friend Kelly just emailed me the following:
HaPpY hApPy BiRtHdAy !!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you have a GREAT Day today! And hey, be proud you share a birthday with Macaulay Culkin and Corky from Life Goes On!!!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
*hands full of water, cell phone and glasses case
*a groggy head (I had just been nudged from dreamland on the couch)
*sandals that are out to get me
You get sweet bruises on your arms from where you fell up/down the stairs.
I've got another on the other arm too....it.is.dead.sexy.
Oh, you also get a puckered bottom lip due to your bruised ego. It's mildly embarrassing to be found sprawled on your tummy half way up the stairs with a glass of water poured all over you.
PS: it doesn't help that our stairs are basically a vertical ladder to our 'attic conversion' of an upstairs. I'm actually slightly surprised one of us hasn't fallen up/down the stairs already.
PPS: does this mean I should get a prize for being the 1st to take the tumble???...I think YES!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
(photos by Jamie Sangar)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I cried for a good 4 hours after The Notebook. Yup, balled and balled and balled. (And I became obsessed with Ryan Gosling.)
Apparently I'm a glutton for your particular brand of punishment. Against my better judgement, I saw The Time Traveler's Wife this evening. The book almost did me in, so why in the name of yogurt covered raisins did I think it was a good idea to see the movie???
Perhaps I thought you, Rachel, wouldn't put me through the ringer...again.
tisk tisk tisk
How silly of me.
Yes, I cried all the way home. Yes, you were lovely and yes I am now obsessed with Eric Bana.
Are you happy?
PS: Yes, the book was loads better...but when are they not?
PPS: You wanna talk about sexy Eric Bana?...watch The Other Boleyn Girl. Sheeeeesh!...good lookin!
PPPS: Thank you for the tickets my sweet bean Katie Jean!
PS: Thank you Katie Jean and Babs for the wine and for celebrating me spreading my wings!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It made me smile.
I have mason jars full of sunflowers all over my house...left over decor from the family dinner.
They make me smile.
MONDAY MORNING WAS A GOOD MORNING.
MONDAY MORNING WAS THE FIRST MORNING (WORK DAY) SINCE MY "HICCUPS" HAVE GONE AWAY.
PS: more on the family dinner soon
Saturday, August 15, 2009
What is this strange sound pulling us from dreamland? Stone and Matilda get out of bed. I hear him down the hall looking out the window.
"Look Tilly. Look at the balloons!"
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I love him, Nat King Cole.
Wonderful buttery song effortlessly passed through his lips. Nat and his smokey velvet voice makes me sway.
See? His voice wraps around you, warm and cozy doesn't it?
PS: When Katie Jean graduated from college I got her a little keepsake box. I had the lid (which was a mirror) etched with a message.
Katie Jean: (opening present) "Oh a music box"
Court: "Um, it's not a music box. Just a keepsake box"
Katie Jean: "What's this dial on the bottom then?"
Court: (furrows brow)
Katie Jean: (twisting dial on the bottom)
Keepsake Box: (starts playing "I Love You for Sentimental Reasons" by Nat King Cole)
Court: "Well, I do love you for sentimental reasons...."
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
That was the one word text response I received back, from my friend Angie, in regards to a local Jasper, IN motel called The Camelot Inn. (Ang is from Jasper)
"How shady???" I asked
So I called and explained to her that Katie Jean had snagged 4 free passes to Holiday Word Splash-N-Safari and we had thought we could fly by the seat of our pants and just stop at any old hotel on the drive down....we seriously misjudged the popularity of this water park! Every hotel within a 30 mile radius was booked solid.
Except for that is, The Camelot Inn. Which by the way as "luck" would have it, did NOT have a website nor were there any customer reviews on any travel websites.....aka: not a good sign
After a convo with Ang, we decided what the hell let's do it.
If The Camelot Inn isn't classy (complete with knight in shining armor logo), then I don't know what is!
We felt it entirely necessary to drink our tasty wine out of plastic glasses, while sitting on the sexy leopard print beds.
You stay classy Camelot Inn.
(note: we packed blankets and pillows to sleep on top of the covers if need be...however upon further inspection of the beds, the sheets were Snuggle fresh. Seriously, they smelled like Grandma had just popped them out of the dryer!)
No hotel,with a knight in shining armor logo, would be complete without a completely drained dilapidated swimming pool.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
- stuffed red potatoes
- garlic bread
To Finish: (still debating which one)
- fresh fruit
- toffee trifle
- sparkling juice (for the wee ones)
- soda pop
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I especially love my Gary as Sirius Black from Harry Potter.
(and yes, I have dubbed him "my Gary"....get used to it!)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
"I've never been to the hospital. EVER! (knock on wood)"
A lot of good that "knocking on wood" did! It really came back to bite me in the rear.
This morning I had to have a colonoscopy.
For obvious reasons, I was nervous. Besides the fact of what the actual procedure involves, I was pretty iffy about being completely sedated.
The nurse came in to push my hospital bed back to "the room". While pushing me through the halls and then into the room, the nurse was having friendly conversation with me. Asking my name, my birth date, what I'm here for..etc (don't want to wake up missing a limb, when all I really needed was a colonoscopy) The oxygen tubes inside my nose started going at full blast and it was burning the back of my throat.
"Ma'am it's kind of burning my throat. Is that supposed to happen?"
If she responded, I didn't hear it.
The next thing I know mi Madre and Stone are gently shaking me awake.
Madre/Stone: "Court, wake up. It's all over"
Court : (shaking my finger at them) "says who?"
Madre/Stone: "The doctor. He came in and said it was all done."
Court: "I feel tricked!" (falling back asleep)
Madre: "Court, wake up so we can go home."
Court: "I've been dooped!" (falling back asleep)
Stone: "Wake up Court."
Court: "They tricked me!.........Don't you think they would have the common decency to tell me before they knocked me out." (falling back asleep)
I also apparently "confessed" that I packed a bag of cheesy bread in my purse.
(mi Madre searched my bag...and found nothing of the sort)