Monday, October 31, 2011

Overheard .. (is that one word or two?) ..

.. at a Mexican restaurant with my kids.  A couple entered after us that could only be described as elderly.  They sat in the booth next to ours.  At some point my son started making faces .. and we got quiet trying to figure out if he was having a seizure or playing a word game or .. just being Andy I guess.  And then we heard the woman at the other table say "Yes, and anything you want to kill .. they have it there for you."

Um-m-m .....


Maxine Monday

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Amazing days ..

It's been over 15 years since my divorce was final.  It's been just about 15 years since I had to sell my house so I would not lose it, and embarked on an adulthood of continuous renting.  There have been many days when I thought I would never be able to ever own my own home again.  

Tonight I went and looked at 2 townhouses. The first one was all redone - new floors, new paint, new kitchen, new appliances, upstairs, downstairs, full basement, 2 and a half baths .. 

Is it wrong that I may put an offer on the very 1st one I looked at?  It's beautiful!

But oh my - scary!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Suddenly cardboard.

Recently there has been a new development in my makeup routine.  There is a small area of skin on my face that has succumbed to a combination of (probably) age, sleeping position, and sleep apnea mask to form ridges.  Yes, I said ridges.  It's only a small area but it has become an issue because the end of my right eye brow runs into it, and I have to draw that part on.    Have you ever tried to write on corrugated cardboard? 

Yeah.  My new challenge.  Welcome to MY life.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Shopping in the Husky section.

Most MOBs (mother(s) of the bride) go out and get their dress as far ahead of time as the bride, sometimes with as many fittings too.  But say the MOB was having surgery and just had NO idea what size she would be on that very special day.  Well she would have to wait until much closer to the wedding.

The end.

was considered
Okay, a very abbreviated version of the story - about 2 weeks before the wedding I went shopping with my daughter.  Plus size shopping is a demeaning experience to begin with because there just isn't the selection you might see in 'regular' sizes.

I tried on a few dresses, we went several places, drove hither and yon and did not find anything.  So I went to my laptop and started to search.  4 dresses, 3 pairs of shoes, 1 purse and expedited shipping later, I was almost confident.

Except the first dress was too big and I didn't really like it.  The second dress was too big and I really didn't like it.  The 3rd and 4th dresses were both too small and of course I loved them.  But altering smaller to bigger?  Uh.. no.

So one more dress - Macy's - online - expedited shipping ... got here on time. It fit beautifully and I loved it.  But it was the wrong color. My daughter had some colors that were going to be acceptable and some that were not.  This was a not.  (Didn't help that I refused to do sleeveless!) A few calls were made, some tears were very nearly shed .. the replacement dress came 2 days before the wedding.  

Still the wrong color.  

So the day before the wedding I went out by myself, found a dress and shoes and the wedding was lovely.

The end.  (Abbreviation is not within my skill-set obviously.)

**Still working on the return shipping.


Maxine Monday

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Three things.

1)  I need to do better with exercise.

2)  I need to pay more attention to my jewelry.

3)  I .. I .. forget.

There were three things I was thinking about today that I was resolving to do.  

There were three things in my mind when I left work today.  How can I resolve to DO something when I cannot even form the thought into a resolution before I forget it?  Gah!  


Um .. to be continued.  I guess.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

And sometimes ..

.. you just feel special!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Don't turn your back for a minute!

So what is it that happens when you turn your back?  When you think you're paying attention, being mindful, and alert? 
THEY GROW UP!!!!!  And next thing you know you are standing by their side giving your blessing, love, and support at their wedding.

I got to walk my daughter down the aisle so-to-speak, what a privilege and joy!  I have no pictures of that yet, but I do have some that I took during the evening and would love to share.

Point a camera at Dani - she makes a face!  I wonder how many pics turned out like this!


But she can whip out that smile when she wants to.

Adorable pic of the brides part of the bridal party - Dani, Kristine, Liz, and Vince!

Fun was had!

Affection was expressed

Talents were exhibited

And there was this, the reason for it all.

A wonderful start to a wonderful life!


Maxine Monday

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Sunday, October 2, 2011


A small slice ..

Bride & Groom - Dani & Dan
Bride & Mother of the Bride - Dani & Me
Member of the bridal party & 21 year old photo booth attendant - Kristine & "Photobooth Guy"
Mother of the Groom & Mother of the Bride - Sharon & Me

More later ~

Saturday, October 1, 2011