Saturday, May 23, 2009 My "Not-what-I-Would-Do-For-My-Birthday" Birthday... We are Team Ridgemont. Steve drove today until the car blew its engine about an hour before end of today's race. The team scrabbled and was able to get our "parts car" ready for the start of the race tomorrow.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Was Talking About You...

The other morning at Abby's dance class one of the mom's paid me one of the greatest complements I have ever been given. Did she tell me that she loves my short hair? No! Did she say that I am the smartest woman that she has ever met? No! Did she say that I am the skinny mom, and that she has no idea how I could have ever have had 2 babies and look as good as I do? No! Did she tell me that I look way younger than 34 years old? No! BUT a girl can dream! This is what she said- Dance Mom-"I was talking about you (to Dance Mom #2)." Me-(GREAT!)"Me? Why?" Dance Mom- "I was telling B*** (Dance Mom # 2) that you would be a fun one to take out and have drinks with." Me- "hahahahaha! I like to think that I would be a good time." After thinking about it for a few days I realized that it was one of the nicest things a relative stranger could say to me.WHY? Because someone I hardly know thinks that spending time (drinking) with me would be fun! I am so flattered! Thanks Dance Mom! You made my week. Oh! And she is right!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Next Stop NASCAR...

You would think that they were Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus practicing pitstops for the Daytona 500, instead of 6 guys with beer guts driving a car valued at $500 for the 24 Hours of Lemons. It still is pretty funny to watch.

Suga Bugs...

Every Spring we (I) are suckered into buying the live ladybugs at the local nursery. Yesterday Daddy and Jack were "too busy" with getting ready for the big race this weekend. And Abby was dying to release the ladybugs we had purchased the day before.
The directions for release are pretty simple-
  1. Wait for the evening, when the temperature is cool.
  2. Release in an area that has potential bad bug problems.
  3. Spray area with water.
  4. Do not spray pesticides 14 days before of after the release of the ladybugs.

Temperatures in Fresno were expected to reach 106 yesterday, not what I call cool at any point during the day. And Abby was demanding the removal of the bugs from captivity at 11 am, not the evening. Rather than listen to her talk, whine, and beg about it for the rest of the day I allowed for the bugs to be set free.

Abby was so happy to have there little red and black friends climb on her feet and legs. She exclaimed "I love Suga Bugs!" By the way direction #4 may have been ignored because later in the afternoon the bugs that decided to walk on the patio found out the hard way that the pest guy had been over last week. OOPS!

This morning I found that my lovely daughter felt like several of her Suga Bugs needed to spend the night in her room. Most had the time of their life!