Monday, October 08, 2007

Haircuts all around, please!

Well, it's the end of summer, and we're all in the need of a haircut! So I lined 'em up and let Miss Melissa cut away! She even cut Annie's pigtails out and sent 'em home with her for us to keep! Annie wanted to be sure to have a piece to send to her penpal! Everyone but Macy and me got their hair cut, and I'm thinking of taking my hand to Macy's beautiful locks, and I think I'll let her do the same to me! My hair has gotten so long, I think I have enough to let her have a go at it! And she gets such a huge thrill out of my allowing her to paint my toes, just wait and see the look on her face when I tell her in the morning that she can have a wack at my hair!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Yummy fingernail polish!

Last Sunday we had some new friends over for lunch...Chet and Erin H. along with their new baby Harkins (or baby Hutch, as I seem to always call him!) as well as Ed and Erma C. with their son Daniel (who is a hoot!) and Ed's father, SeƱor Ephraim, who is "Annie's new best friend."

We had roast, cous cous, green beans w/ almonds, baby carrots, and E's delicious yeast rolls. Then for dessert, I served a new recipe that i made up for Bourbon Bread Pudding with a wonderful whiskey sauce. It seemed to be a big hit with everyone, and some even went for seconds...including the girls, to whom I had gladly given just the bread pudding; however, they were intrigued by the sauce that was being passed back and forth, and I explained to them that it was something that they most likely wouldn't care to have. And little Annie (who thinks that Sprite is too "spicy") I gave her a teaspoon of the sauce onto her bread pudding, and she whispered to me, " tastes like fingernail polish!"

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

That precious girl!

Having four of us gals, we inevitably have seen most restrooms in restaurants, shopping malls, etc.

So the other day when we had to run into a store after a day of running lots of errands, I knew that it would be a good idea for us to run into the restroom "before" we began our shopping. And being in a hurry, I rushed us in and was hoping to rush us back out!

Well, Annie (the girl who is NOT in a hurry and just takes life in stride and enjoys every minute of it!) was slowly taking her time to wash her hands in the touch-free faucet and was in a stare in the mirror.

After a few minutes of us all standing there waiting for her to finish rinsing off her hands, I was "this close" to fussing at her when she broke her stare and said, "Momma, I've just been staring at how beautiful you are!"

What a precious thing that girl is!

"No talking with food in your mouth!"

"No talking with food in your mouth!" is the reminder that the girls hear from momma and daddy and of course each other over and over!

The girls and I were eating lunch together today (sandwiches that Macy had made for us), and I said, "Macy, that was delicious! Thank you!" Annie said, "What, momma?" I then said it again...the same way, for I'm in such a hurried rush today, "I told Macy 'that was delicious! Thank you!'" Then I realized why they couldn't understand me! Aghh...the horror! So I then corrected myself and told the girls, "Aghh! I was talking with food in my mouth! So sorry, girls!"

So Tressie sweetly said, "That's okay, Momma, I don't think that the neighbors saw you!"

Monday, October 01, 2007

Lost Dog - Reward!

The day that we prayed would never come has arrived! Beloved Brownie is missing!

He was last seen sporting red snowman pajamas and lovingly being held by his mother once she returned from church.

Oh where, oh where, is our beloved Brownie?!?