I have returned from my little vacae to Austin, TX...our state capital, headed by Hair God Perry...bleh!!! I don't know how that guy keeps getting elected!! Ok, am shifting away from my political views and on to other matters, rants, and memories.
As you can see, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...we have entirely too much fun when we're together! She's getting married, finally...Michael has proposed and making an honest woman out of her. My mother's reacation was typical of her generation, "But she has 4 children, one of which was born out-of -wedlock!" My mother would be the lady behind the counter at the birth certificate section of records, in charge of happily stamping "Illegitimate" on them! That happened to a friend of mine many years ago in Mexico...her son's birth certificate was boldly stamped with the above word in red ink!! Anywhoo, the top pic was taken at one of my favorite stores on S. Congress Street, "Tesoros." They sell folk art from around the globe, especially Mexico. Considering the problems across the river, buying them are now impossible for me unless I want to risk a stray bullet or just because someone wants to shoot someone else, so I must depend on what I can get here, for exorbitant prices too. The second photo was taken in the $ section of Target...love that section!! Oh speaking of Gov. Perry, he said Ciudad Juarez is the most dangerous city in America!! Did he mean the "Americas" or "America?" Nah, he's an idiot...he meant "America!" "Gov. Perry, I hate to break it to ya, but that would be in Mexico..get a map!!" I'm sorry, I just couldn't help myself.
These are my little "gibbons" literally climbing the walls in their house. Sunday night, after returning from our S. Congress excursion, Michael got right into the kitchen to make one of his more popular dishes, his fried chicken fingers ( I didn't know chickens had fingers, but they are delicious!!) and Andria and I sat on our gazornies and just watched the show unfold. My oldest, Joel, drove down from Big D (Dallas) to spend the weekend with us and after a tumbler full of vodka and my diet Cranberry juice ( he drank it all!!) he was feeling no pain and prompted Zachary and Ryan to do their climbing act...that's the top of Joel's head. Zachary was begging us to hurry up and take the picture, hence that frantic look on his face. All the while, I'm yelling "Get the baby!" because little Sammy was underneath them. Zach finally fell, the baby was swooped up before any mishap could occur, but unfortunately for Ryan, his uncle Joel fell on him!! Have you ever been gripped by laughter that you're paralyzed by it? Yea, me too!!! After an "I'm alright" cry from Ryan, Joel still hadn't ascended! Andria and I couldn't stop laughing, then I called out to Joel, "Son, are you alright?" and then came a very slurred "I'm alright, Mom!" Again, Andria and I were paralyzed!! I know, I'm a terrible mother and they know that they have a very quirky mother...explains the way they are. After that, I advised Joel to steer clear from more imbibing and he did...paid dearly for it the following day and he had to drive back too!! Oey!! All in all, I had a great time and hated to say goodbye to my little guys...missed them the minute we drove out of the driveway to take me to the airport.
Here's one of my Box-0-Dolls. I have a few more in the works plus my Can-Do dolls to finish. I'm getting ready for my Easter, so I'm making some little paper mache eggs for my Easter Bush. When I lived in Germany, I got into some of their traditions, one of them is decorating what we call here, an Indian Brush bush, with it's blossoms and hang tiny ornies on them. I collected many of them while I lived there and deocorated the bush with them when my kids were little. Well, I decided to buy a small Christmas tree and spray paint it white for Easter. Needless to say, painting one black for Halloween turned out way better...the white has a greeny look to it!! LOL Oh well, I'll use it this year and when Christmas rolls around, I'll head to Target and buy one of those little trees in white....like Anne's red tree if any of you saw her Christmas blog.
Well, it's Saturday and my honey, Ian and I are going to go over to friends for dinner...better make my Lemon bars for dessert early before it gets too hot. Also, have many projects ready for completion in the studio...yay, my happy place!! Before I forget, my SM is doing fine and has completely recovered from pneumonia. He will be under a cardiologist care for a while...found a strange little blip on his EKG, so he and I are going to relearn how to eat the good stuff, ya know, the healthy stuff and get healthy!! It was a wake up call for both of us...damn, this growing old is a real bummer sometimes, but I wouldn't trade my life right now for anything, except a membership to a gym and more green leafy vegetables...that's doable!! Have a great weekend, my friends, and take care. Peace out.