Friday, April 16, 2010


Well we experienced a near Promtastrophe today. Tomorrow is the prom. We found DD an awesome dress 2 weeks ago. DD has been very careful and has not been eating any junk food the last couple weeks and only drinking water. Not dieting, just being cautious.

So she gets home from school today and tries on her dress and it will NOT ZIP. OMG what are we going to do.I had a massive panic and crying attack. If anyone has bought a prom dress recently you can guess what I paid for it. I search thru my purse and find the receipt but the tags are missing from the dress. Thud, head hits the desk in frustration.

So I call Dillard's to see if there is any hope and there isn't, they need the tags attached. So after some more tears and distress we decide we will have to go buy another dress.... if we can even find one at such short notice.

So back to Dillard's we go. So DD is in the fitting room trying on new dresses and I tell the cashier what happened, I did not ask for any exceptions. So what does she do, she goes over to the telephone and calls somebody and gets permission to do an exchange for us. OMG I have never been so happy. Once we find dd a new dress and the cashier makes the exchange for us I immediately go to the customer service desk and talk to them about the wonderful service she offered. That woman needs a raise. I am seriously still in shock. Awesome customer service!

Stay Tuned..........

Prom is tomorrow.... lots of great pictures coming soon.

OMG what is wrong with me......

How can I have missed the best holiday ever created by man? Oh the Shame!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Something seriously wrong with Origami Girl........

Just a reminder to those that don't know, Origami Girl is my youngest child. She is 13 years old and anyone who as ever had a girl that age can understand my concerns.

A couple of nights ago during dinner Origami Girl looked at me and told me I was a good cook. I must have had a deer in the headlights kind of look on my face because Origami Girl laughed and said "gosh mom, just because I never say it doesn't mean I don't love you". That whole incident really stunned me because over the last couple years she has lost all traces of being my sweet loving little child and just like most kids her age, she thinks I am a blooming idiot.

Last night, after a long day at work, I was in the kitchen starting dinner. Origami Girl was sitting on the sofa and looked at me and asked me if I needed any help. This time I am sure I had more than a deer in the headlights kind of look on my face. This time I am sure my body hit the floor as I lost conciousness. Hopefully her next offer of assistance will be to sweep and mop as I am still picking bits of rice and other crumbs from my hair.

So can you see my concerns? Where did this streak of kindness come from? Should I call to make her an appointment at Mayo? Do you think they would laugh at me ? : )

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ahhh the mighty Habanero.............

We grow several different types of peppers in our garden. Hubby of course wanted to try growing habaneros. Surprisingly we found them to not be as hot as expected. I have used one whole habanero in a bowl of salsa.

We have a dish of peppers on our table, slowly drying, to be crushed and placed in a jar to be used when we need it.

Who knew.......... who knew that those little peppers would get hotter and hotter as they sat. And who knew that if a certain hubby were to crush one of those peppers and taste one tiny piece the size of a pin head....... who knew that tiny pepper could bring a man to his knees.