Monday, July 14, 2008


If it weren't for the sweltering heat, the oppressive humidity and the total lack of rain, I would really, REALLY love summer. Don't get me wrong, it's WAY better than winter. (Though in winter you can put on extra clothes to stay warm. There is an acceptable limit to the amount of clothes you can remove in the summer and still be "presentable." I'm just sayin'. ) Any who, I thought I show you what I've been doing on my summer vacation (insert hysterical laughter here since I've actually had no vacation to speak of...)

I present to you my hydrangeas. Bask in their splendor.....

And this was after the "first cutting." I've given some to friends and I'm on my third week/vase full of blooms. What's left now is covered with spider webs and those of you who know me know that I don't do spiders. (There's that unfortunate incident while learning to drive when I found one crawling across my skirt and I, uh, let go of the steering wheel. Riiiight. We won't mention that one again.) 

I also went to the Deeper Still women's conference at Phillips Arena with 19,000 of my closest friends. It was great fun with wonderful teachers (Priscilla Schirer, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur). If you have one coming to a town near you I highly recommend it - if you can still get tickets. Here's the only picture I took - the place was packed to the rafters with women. Our church had a "party suite" complete with leather recliners - one of which I promptly procured for myself the first night. 

Check out my "pretty little cupcakes all in a row..." 

That was Punkin's idea and I, being the obliging mother that I am, had to assist in baking them. They're presently cooling and awaiting a covering of Better Crocker vanilla frosting directly from the can, 'cause that's how I roll. 

Speaking of rolling, that's what I'll be doing after I eat these. You'll have to roll my fat arse right out of the kitchen! Oh well, just another sacrifice for the children. :) 

1 comment:

Katie B said...

Love this entry...mostly because I can actually HEAR you saying all of it! Welcome to the fat arse club...