the boy’s birthday weekend

the boy i married happens to have the same birthday as my father. 


it’s funny that as you get older only certain birthdays seem important; monumental, as if to be a mile marker in the road of life.  this birthday was pretty low key, we went out for a family dinner and then just walked around ybor afterwards. our weekend plans fell through so we just stayed in and ordered chinese. 

so even though the birthday weekend was seemingly uneventful, we still enjoyed family time as usual! josh took 2 days and worked from home, so lizzy got some extra daddy time. you should see the things they can do with a bin of legos! she’s got quite the imagination and building skills- just like her daddy!

homeschooling has been going well. the last 2 weeks have been light on the academics but we’re still getting things done. we’re doing a mix of homeschooling and non-schooling and seeing how it goes. we may need to find a teacher to assess lizzy every year instead of doing standardized testing… i’ll learn more in may when i head to the FEPA convention to get more info on homeschooling.

i took a little time to get my new beauty blog going. even though i don’t have any followers yet i’m at least getting a few posts and photos up. it’s looking pretty good and josh made a really great header and icon… is there anything he CAN’T do? 

once i get my site going and get into the groove, i’ll be working on lizzy’s site, and then some more arts and crafts for the summer.

it’s time to be more mindful of my time…  

fat tuesday

today we celebrated in true mardi gras style… well a very tame family version of mardi gras. 

with zydeco music in the background i tossed beads at EP and we cheered when she caught them. we went online and read about the history of mardi gras and saw some cool photos and then watched the earthcam french quater cam and saw all the people walking around – dressed up for the day’s events. lizzy thought it was pretty cool and liked everyone’s get-ups. luckily everything we saw on the cam was very tame!! rated PG this afternoon!! hahaha 

we had shrimp n grits for dinner, lizzy’s chioce and kingscake for dessert with some cafe du monde coffee. of course la petite found the baby in the cake- so she was extra excited. 

who wants to know?

last night the boy and i decided to stay up late and watch the lost boys… 

David: Michael wants to know what’s going on. Marco, what’s going on? 
Marko: I don’t know. What’s going on, Paul? 
Paul: Wait a minute. Who wants to know? 
Dwayne: Michael wants to know.


Maggots, Michael. You’re eating maggots. How do they taste?

They’re only noodles Michael

What, you don’t like rice? Tell me Michael, how could a billion Chinese people be wrong?


funny fact: josh has never seen the entire movie from beginning to end in one sitting. last night, no dice. yep he fell asleep with 10 minutes to the end. i guess that means we’ll have to watch it AGAIN!!  

he did ask why we don’t have it on blueray yet, so i’m thinking about getting it.

i like late night movies with the boy. he’s been working on some new things for his site and it’s really looking swank. over the past week he’s come up with a few new ideas (EP and i have helped) and who knows, but the end of the year gravity boulevard may be the place you want to be. it’s cool to see him build something from nothing and have people use it and like it. 

OH and then- i got to sleep in this morning and he was playing garbage and i had the BEST dreams. i was transported back to around 1990 and it was really cool (especially since the garbage cd was more like ‘95). funny how music can propel you to a different time subconsciously.  


Heather Duke underlined a lot of things in this copy of Moby Dick, but I believe the word Eskimo underlined all by itself, is the key to understanding Heather’s pain. On the surface, Heather Duke was the vivacious young lady we all knew her to be, but her soul was in Antarctica! Freezing with the knowledge of the way fellow teenagers can be cruel, the way that parents can be unresponsive. And as she writes so eloquently in her suicide note, the way that life can suck!

We’ll all miss Sherwood’s little Eskimo.

Let’s just hope she’s rubbing noses with Jesus!


i just happen to love this particular part from the movie HEATHERS.  best part is i happened to find the blue ray available on amazon,

so just might have to upgrade my copy!!

BTW i’m ported over to tumblr. now- well ALMOST 😉