Friday, December 10, 2010


I love Friday!
I NEED it to be Friday,
but I also need it to be the 1st of December.

With each new Friday, we inch perilously close to Christmas!

Good thing Mrs. 4444 helps us DEFRAG!
Get on over to Half Past Kissin' Time and thank her!

* Conversation with my SIL:
Her: "What are you making for dinner tonight?"
Me: "Mmmm....I can't tell you. You'll be jealous if I tell you."
Her "Cookies?"

She knows me too well!
And just FYI - I WAS making something legit!
I don't usually have cookies for breakfast!
I just have cookies and cupcakes and pie for breakfast! Duh!
I was making chicken tenders wrapped in sage and then wrapped in bacon.

* Text conversation with my two college boys -
Me: "It's cold and gray and snowy.  I miss you!  Come home!"
One boy called and said, "Your message made me cry."
The other boy tested back: "Yeah it's cold and snowy here too."
Such love!  Such tenderness!

* Overheard: "I'm pretty sure that if I had brown riding boots, my entire life would be different."

* Good thing Tiny Baby missed school last Friday and went to the State Cheerleading Competition!
Both the Cheers and the Poms took FIRST in state!  I really doubt they could have done it without those boys in the stands!
I asked Parker how he lasted 12 hours?  He said it was the most "drama filled" day of his high school career.  He witnessed lots of tears and mini cat fights.  Ahhhh........high school!

* Remember yesterday?
Yeah me neither.
Well to refresh your memory, my blog entry was on the wisdom of giving someone "Monkey Butt" Powder for Christmas.
I was contacted by a woman who does PR for them (how could she type that with a straight face?) and she asked if I would like to do a product review.
Wouldn't that mean that I would 1)Have to admit that I HAVE Monkey Butt and 2) Use the product?

* Next week is Parker's Eagle Court of Honor.
Yeah - we didn't have enough parties to go to this season, much less plan, so we threw a Boy Scout party in the mix.
What could be more exciting that a Boy Scout Party?
It's kind of anticlimatic, because his official recognition came in the mail.
He couldn't care less about the certificate, the medal, the scarf, the letter from a congressman..........
what he was living for is this...
The "credit card."
Yeah.........we know it's not a credit card, but it's a cool, colorful, plastic card for your wallet that LOOKS like a credit card and with tongue-in-cheek, all of my boys call it THE credit card.
Who needs a Court of Honor to honor him anymore?
Oh and also........Parker's Eagle Project is being nominated as one of the Outstanding Eagle Projects of the Year.  Congrats Parker!

* You can come inside now.
Quit waiting by your mailbox.
Because we're wrapped up in so many holdiay extravanganzas - like the Eagle Court and starting a new business, we're NOT sending Christmas Cards.
So, I can cross ONE thing off my list of Elf Chores..........
but only because I added writing a press release, ordering the business Christmas gifts and having the work party at my house to the list.

Well, I haven't had my breakfast cookies I'm outta here!
Have a great weekend!


Tettelestai said...

uber high kudos to your eagle scout!!!! i am going to have my son read this himself to see what he can look forward to. he is so happy in his webolos!

your conversations are so much like mine with my sisters/mother or my children. great posting!!

i totally agree with your monkey stuff post, yuck, and what on earth??

Shirley said...

Parker definately deserves to be recognized for his awesome Eagle project!

I really don't think the Eagle court of honor is so much for the new Eagle scout. It's to encourage the younger boys to set the goal of earning their Eagle.

Lauren Billat said...

You're starting a new business and Jeff is desperately trying to get "laid off" from his job.

State Cheer was a loooong day. Congrats to Parker for making it the whole day. I am sure he was VERY entertained. You would have had a HAYDAY with all of the girls in their short skirts and Uggs. ;) When we didn't make finals, I took my sick little girl home where she slept the rest of the day.

Finally - what exactly does Monkey Butt do???? What are the symptoms? I am not asking for myself but for my ummm "friend". ;)

Unknown Mami said...

I have brown riding boots and I haven't noticed much of a change in my life.

Melissa said...

What new business? And are you going to test the monkey butt power on yourself, or make someone else do it?

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I'm coming over for dinner....and breakfast!

Don and Kelley said...

Congrats on the Eagle Court of Honor!!!! Parker's Eagle Project was amazing and should be honored!!! So much good has come from it!

Julianna said...

Thank the lord!

I thought I was the only one who ate cookies for breakfast.

Raven said...

Sounds like your holiday activities are in full swing! Thankfully we don't have a lot of that, I'd go insane, literally.

I'm reasonably certain that if I had brown riding boots too, my life would be totally different.

Have a great weekend!