Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Buggy Day

I know I've been gone for too long.  I have things to say and I'm hoping to sit and spill this weekend, but for now here's a couple pics from sweet girls birthday.  Her clever mama went to and put together a great party for 18 ten year olds.  Everyone played along and dressed the part which made it so much fun.  Now I guess all these kids have halloween costumes ready!!.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


This toddler runs the gamut of emotions....I told you I'd show you something pretty of Emma. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Terrible 2's...

Sometimes you just have to laugh....however, the some mall patrons did look at me as if I was an ogre as I calmly sat and photographed this scene playing out.  It's not all smiles and giggles.

Don't be sad.  I got some lovely shots of her I'll post later this week.  In the meantime.  Have a wonderful Labor Day.  (we finally got respite here in Texas and are going to have a gorgeous day without temps varying anywhere from MidSun to Full On Hell)

Sunday, September 4, 2011


The public library has this new art display outside.  I really liked it a lot.  I can't help wondering how much in tax dollars it cost however.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Repeat Performance

We went to the library today.  First time Emma would experience "story time".   I am a pro when it comes to 'storytime'.   Oh the many times I drove children to this library.  Made our way to the childrens library.  The back corner where the walls are shaped like a castle and entered the door shaped like a drawbridge.   Emma was not interested in sitting down with the other children and decided to take to the back of the room with me.  Miss Library Lady picked up a book and Emma immediately was entranced.  She didn't need to be asked twice to  move to the magic carpet (the same magic carpet which I've seen so many times before).  Front and center.  Totally immersed and totally engrossed.  She loved every story and every song and every activity.  She got a little antsy and roly poly but overall it was a successful time.  Library time, feeding the ducks followed by yogurt and grapes and naptime.  All so very de ja vu.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bathroom Wisdom

Not a great shot but I learned how to take this shot and download it off my phone.  I spotted this printed frame in the bathroom of a reststop and I didn't know how I felt about it.  I just grabbed a quick shot with my cell phone.   Can you imagine me going to the car and reentering the restroom with my large camera???  I just don't think the folks in Tennessee would quite understand.  It would have made this particular post much funnier though I guess.  I did find the actual print online but then again it would change the nature of this particular post huh??

Watch my thoughts and watch my words--that just seems very difficult to me.  In concept I would like to be a kinder and gentler Alice but I think I'll probably continue to be the sarcastic and bitchy Alice that seems to be me.  I think the important people (important to me), like me the way I am.  I make them laugh.  I definitely make "ME" laugh. 

Actions becoming habits.  I think that is a large one for me right now.  I read once you repeated the same action 18 to 254 days (averaging 66 days), you have developed a long term habit.  Well, since I fell terribly off the healthy eating and working out wagon--I've jumped back on.  I hope to be diligent and develop that habit.  I'm hoping it's like me quitting smoking--I had to quit that several times but I did  finally beat it.  So here is to day 4 of healthy eating and working out. 

Character and Destiny.  Seems pretty big right now.  I'm just trying to get through the next couple months trying to get used to being an empty nester and trying to be diligent about breaking my skittles habit!