Today is actually pretty, darn busy so... I'm going to get the blog-hopping party started then come back and hop around and visit tonight!
*The VGNO Blog-Hop began in the summer of 2008. Connecting, supporting, encouraging - those words describe the VGNO Guest. And hopefully we gain more exposure for your blog - that's the intent of the VGNO. So get on your bunny slippers, make yourself a cocktail add your blog link and have fun! Join the Traveling Heart-Shaped Rock Project (details below). Happy VGNO!*
Black and White Martini Ingredients:
3 oz Stoli® Vanil vodka
1 oz creme de cacao Directions:
Pour the Stoli vanilla vodka and creme de cacao into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Update on The Traveling Heart-Shaped Rock Project!
I let my imagination get the best of me with this week's Found On The Sidewalk Friday. What's that ahead of me? Is it money? A shiny special ticket to a magical land of candy?
So exciting! Ugh. Nope.
It's the top wrapper to a yogurt container. Well, it is my favorite yogurt. Walking is good! Have you found anything interesting on, or by, your sidewalks? If so, share on Found On The Sidewalk Friday.
A young girl is invited for a sleep-over. The mother drives her daughter to the house, walks her to the door, speaks with the parents hosting the sleep-over, hugs her daughter and then drives away.
The next afternoon the daughter is driven home by the parents who hosted the sleep-over. The daughter walks into her house, hugs her mom, then shows her a large shopping bag full of new clothes, over $200 worth, that were purchased just for her.
The parents of the children are not friends. They don't know each other very well. Their children are friends and this was their first sleep-over together.
If you were the parent of the daughter who brought home the clothes, how would you react? What would you do?
This parent took the bag of new clothes back to the h…
I have this dentist you see. This wonderful, caring, handsome dentist who has done nothing wrong with my care, it's just that I have to discontinue seeing him. *sniff* He's so far away!!!
Our family dentist is terrific. It was discovered that I needed serious work done and I have tremendous difficulty getting numb. I wanted to be out, O-U-T, while the drilling and mining was happening so our terrific family dentist recommended this dentist pal of his. I went. It was good. It was very good. (I just love those little pills and the nitrous - Ann was definitely in her happy place! )
I've been back to this dentist for check-ups because I didn't have the nerve to say 'I really used you for the intense work. Now I feel it's time for me to return to my family - dentist that is.'
It's time. I've seen 2 dentist offices very close to my neighborhood that now offer "Sedation Dentistry". Now we're talkin'! My scheduled appointment w…
My 12 year old is back from camp. A whole week of her little sister being bored without her big sister to annoy, is now back in full swing of "Leave-me-alone's" and "Mo-o-o-om!!!" Ah... I think I need a Virtual Girls Night Out! *The VGNO Blog-Hop began in the summer of 2008. Connecting, supporting, encouraging - those words describe the VGNO Guest. And hopefully we gain more exposure for your blog - that's the intent of the VGNO. So get on your bunny slippers, make yourself a cocktail add your blog link and have fun! Join the Traveling Heart-Shaped Rock Project (details below). Happy VGNO!* Time For Some Tunes! (ah camp... one of my favorite movies starts at camp... the lake, the dance, the honey - the feathers - the string! ... when these crazy kids discover they're sisters (I guess being Twins wasn't enough) one of the best songs EVER is performed ;-> ) Hayley Mills (& Hayley Mills) "Let's Get Together" - The Parent Trap
Even though I heard that snarky, rude tone in my head I didn't mean to actually let anyone else hear it.
While I was standing in a long check-out line with my 9 yr. old I was getting irritated with the group of guys standing before me. Assuming, from their cart full of ice and Pabst Blue Ribbon, they were on their way to a party and you would think they would want to purchase and get going. 'Move along little Buckaroos' I said to myself 'my blood sugar level is dropping and I need to get home and make some lunch!' But they were in no hurry.
The person in front of them put their items on the belt and stepped forward, but did they? Nope. They seemed to be entranced with their conversation about music, or art, or something that had nothing to do with the fact that I was starving. I tried to calm myself down by taking deep breaths. It's no big deal - right? It's gonna happen, I mean, I'm going to get m…
Would you like to participate in a photo project that has a little heart-shaped rock hopping around the globe one blog at a time? Would you like to have your blog highlighted? Then you need to take part in the Traveling Heart-Shaped Rock Project!
While on the Oregon Coast I found this little "gem" and decided I didn't want its journey to end. 'Why not' I thought 'share this symbol with my blog pals?' So, here we are!
How can you, you lovely blogging person, take part in the Traveling Heart-Shaped Rock Project you ask? Here's what you do:
*E-mail your name & address to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add your destination to the list. Once you receive the little heart-shaped gem...
*Take a picture of it with something that represents you; it could be an object, a place, whatever you like.
*Then... post the picture on your blog; let your readers know you are participating in The Traveling Heart-Shaped Rock Project.
The heat wave has come upon the Pacific Northwest. 95 degrees is the deal today. On our agenda we are to attend a wedding (which is being held outdoors) then a Beavers Baseball game (yep, the Portland, OR team is really called The Beavers). What a perfect intro to kick off this weeks VGNO! ;-> *The VGNO Blog-Hop began in the summer of 2008. Connecting, supporting, encouraging - those words describe the VGNO Guest. And hopefully we gain more exposure for your blog - that's the intent of the VGNO. So get on your bunny slippers, make yourself a cocktail add your blog link and have fun! Join the Traveling Heart-Shaped Rock Project (details below). Happy VGNO!* Time For Some Tunes! Mumford and Sons "Little Lion Man"
(*Disclosure - Bit of the "f" word thrown in)
This band is terrific! Hope the splash of language didn't offend.
Time For A Cocktail!
Summer Fruit Punch Ingredients
2 cup(s) diced stone fruit (apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines)
2 cup(s) aprico…
I've heard that these are popping up around our city...
Inside the Poetry Box attached to the post you will find contributions from the owner of the home. I love this idea! Today the box was empty. And that's OK, that means that people are taking these words and ideas and carrying them to share with others. Walking is good! Have you found anything interesting on, or by, your sidewalks? If so, share on Found On The Sidewalk Friday.
The place that my girls (ages 12 & 9) feel that they are the only ones, the ONLY ONES that haven't been.
I guess I should have made an effort to put Disneyland on my radar. Rob and I have had every intention of taking the girls. We've talked about it, thought about it, but never planned it. Katie is 12, Lily is 9. The days fly by. Debt piles high.
I felt this would be the year we would make it - but then a car decided to be a little shit and there went the funds.
I look at the girls list of "Things To Do This Summer" and the title Disneyland blares at me. Something I can't offer.
` The Goldband Lilies are beginning to bloom I can't believe the size of these buds The smell is incredible The blossoms are so quick, the slideshow should be beautiful for the next Tuesday Tracking :->
Since BlogHer's conference is being held in NYC this year and I'm not there *sniff* I'm dedicating this weeks VGNO Blog Hop to New York. Rob and I lived there years ago. (When it was time to start a family my husband made a deal with my mom that we would move home to Portland, OR. What a guy!) It's been 13 years since we've lived there but we've gone back for visits.
Let's get going with the VGNO blog-hop! Add your link at the bottom of this post to play along. *The VGNO blog-hop is for those who want to party "virtually" with other bloggers. More exposure for your blog is the point of VGNO. Connecting, supporting, encouraging - those words describe the VGNO Guest. So get on your bunny slippers, make yourself a cocktail add your blog link and have fun! Happy VGNO!* Time For Some Tunes!
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys "Empire State Of Mind"
Let's hear it for New York! They even have a street named after me :->
I live in Portland, OR. Yes, my neighborhood has houses with yards and yes, chickens are very popular with the "Eco-conscious/Grow-your-own crowd" (We might have some someday ;-> ) but you never know when people will tire of feathers and clucking and move on to the next big thing. (I was going to say "baa-a--a thing, but I didn't. Or, well, yes... I guess I did.)
I was given the opportunity to do something yesterday, something that is out-of-the-ordinary, but I passed. I let my nerves take over and I just couldn't push through the shortness of breath and the flop sweat.
How old am I?!? What is my problem???
I was asked to be in an info-mercial. They would have wardrobe, make-up the whole bit, but... I just panicked. 'Um... no thank you', was my reply.
I'm sure I could have rocked those khaki pants and that sweater set. Perhaps I could have worn pearls. Hair spray would be a must, this summer weather is making my hair frizz something crazy.
But I won't worry about it any more. When I see the info-mercial during a late-night of drinking wine and lounging in my sweats I will toast the brave woman who took my place.
My sister and I spent the weekend with my mother, and her memories, at her 59th high school reunion.
We traveled in the modern version of a covered wagon (Buick La Sabre) - from the land of green grass and Starbucks, to Redmond, OR, the land of sunshine, cowboys and, well Starbucks is there too.
To see my mom with her high school buddies is quite an experience. The best part is hearing the stories. To see people who are struggling with bodies not working the way they would like, and minds behaving the same way, to see that sparkle in their eyes when they talk of runaway rafts, rodeos, and late nights just being young and outrageous. It's fantastic.
Next year will be the big 60th reunion. (My sister is already planning the party). I can't wait to hear more stories. I'll be sure to bring my sunscreen... and cowboy hat.