What a wonderful day!  Dano is sooo excited.  This morning, we are off for her first photo shoot.. 🙂  She’s getting her Zed/Comp cards done and wants to see if she has what “it takes” to be a model.  It’s hard to see her get her hopes up, I don’t want her to be super devastated if no one calls her.. I HOPE she gets called.. but I am biased of course and think they will ALL call her.. haha  I haven’t done a shoot for about 15 years.. I am kind of excited too.. sshhh. 
I hope to get a few pictures of us together so we have something.. taking ‘self portraits’ on the iphone together just doesn’t really cut it anymore.. 
I am off til next year!  Happy New Year kids..   xoxo

SMH… (again)

I *SWEAR* it was only like 3 weeks ago, Dano had strep for 2nd time this year.. I thought she was just nervous because she had a band recital (sax) today at 2:15pm.  Nope.. fever, swollen tonsils the works.. poor baby.. Strep AGAIN.  She’s scared, but man, after 3 or 4 times a year for last 4 years, it’s time to get those suckers out.  I was an adult.. well, 22 yrs old when I got mine out.. she SHOULD be a rockstar.. all kinds of ice cream, apple sauce, pudding, jello etc.. Man, a couple days off work, lose a few lbs, I’d be ALL over it!  hahahaha
Anyway, here’s to laying around doing nothing all weekend. 🙂  Going to head out and pick up her favorite organic Tomato Basil soup and some sourdough bread.. maybe a couple fire logs.. and just cuddle that kid to death til she feels better… Good thing I got a BIG jar of nyquil last month… 

Poor baby.. 😦 

Christmas Recipe.. try it.. ;)

I have YET to make this but I think I’ll have to give it a whirl tonight.. 😉 

The Best Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe You Ever Tried!
Guaranteed to be fun to make!
Christmas Whiskey Cake

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
6 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour, sifted
1/2 t. salt
1 cup bourbon
1 pound pecans, chopped
3 cups white raisins (or use candied fruit)
1 t. nutmeg
~ a very large bottle of bourbon whiskey ~

First, sample the whiskey to check for quality.
Assemble all of the ingredients. Check the whiskey again.
To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.
Repeat this step.
Turn on the electric mixer and beat one cup of butter in a large
fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar and cream until beat.
Make sure the whiskey is still okay… try another cup.
Turn off the mixer. Beat six leggs and add to the bowl,
then chunk in the cup of dried flut. Mix on the tuner.
Throw in two quarts of flour. Gradually pour in the cow.
Add 2 dried anything.
If the fried druit gets struck in the beaters, pry it loose with
a drewscriver. Sample the whiskey and check it again for tonsistency.
Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Who cares???
Check the whiskey again.
Now sift the nutmeg and strain your nuts. Add one table.
And the spoon. Of whiskee. Or something. Whatever you find left.
Grease the oven.
Turn the crake pan to 350 degrees. Don’t forget to beat off the turner.
Pour the oven into the batter. Throw the bowl out the window.
Lick the batter off the floor.
Bake 300 minutes at 50 degrees.
Finish the blobble of whishy and flow to bed.

Christmas Tree..

Dano wanted me to post the picture of our tree this year.. considering last year, Lilah ATE the real tree.. lights and extension cord included.. we got a fake tree.. Shut it.  I don’t want to hear it.. I am STILL finding pine needles from LAST YEARS tree.. so put a sock in it.  Anyway, here it is.. it’s pretty damn it!  

Christmas is almost here..

Ok.. So Christmas is almost here.. I do want to update y’all on the one year mark of my weightloss journey with it works.. aka  www.ieskinnywrap.com also over there on the right side.. that will be another day… ANYHOO… so, I got Dano some stuff for Christmas.. not a lot because my hours at work got severely cut and I am now part time.. BOO! (this is where I turn back into scrooge.. ) so the little things I got for her, that she really wants but doesn’t know it yet, got boxed up to be wrapped.  She decided that she REALLY (read out loud VERY dramatically and annoying) wanted to wrap some presents.  Considering she’s 11 and has no job, just mooches off Mom all the time, I bought myself a couple small things, and she wrapped them.  THEN, wonderful, giving, stupendous mother that I am, I let her wrap her own presents.. HA!  Genius I say!  She didn’t SEE what the gifts were, I wrapped them very carefully in multiple layers of colored, sparkly, tissue paper and then put into a box, which I then put into other boxes and taped shut so she couldn’t get into them.  Should have been doing this for YEARS.. haha 
So, this year, she’s going to hang with her Grampa on Christmas eve (he’s a fireman and works Christmas Day so she gets to spend the day with him (the day before) ) She is VERY happy.. 🙂 She’ll spend the night over there, which I am not too pleased about because “that side” of her family are not very pleasant.  We’ll leave it at that.   I’ll pick her up at 9am on Christmas Day and bring her home to celebrate with me.. .AAAALLLLL day.. (after letting her go with them for like the last 8/9 years, it’s MY TURN) .. I’m excited for Christmas!

OOOOH!  We went over to see Nonie.. (or is it Nonnie?) hhmm I just looked it up..it IS NONNIE..  Dano and I went to spend time with her on Monday.  She just had eye surgery a few days before.  Dano and Nonnie made some cookies.. we all laughed and giggled.. at one point Dano said that me and nonnie laughed the same.. that made me smile.. 🙂 Dano asked if she could spend a weekend with Nonnie soon, because she wants to learn to make sourdough bread, a complete dinner and learn to quilt.  Quite ambitious.. haha  I love spending time with Nonnie, and I certainly plan to do it much much more after the holidays..  She is awesome.. reminds me much of my Mim.  Ok, ok enough of that.. Happy Holidays.. Merry Christmas or whatever, you celebrate..  back in a few days.. 

This is Dano making cookies.. 🙂  My baby is growing up…