Today is my baby boy's 16th birthday!! :)
Today is my baby boy's 16th birthday!! :)
This was my morning... Me working, Milo, Dixie and Newby were resting. I think they have it better than I.
Mom is busy preparing for her musical concert series show next weekend. Yup, that means she is up to her ears in music she doesn't particularly like (don't tell the artists) and making videos to accompany the songs... (that is what mom does for 'fun'... this isn't her 'job' she does this stuff as a 'hobby'... she shoots, creates, edits and presents video to enhance your musical and theatrical/stage performances...for fun... fun!!?!... she is odd...)
And last night was her first production meeting for a Spring 2013 run of Macbeth. She is geeked. Macbeth isn't her favorite of the Shakespearean tragedies, but the script is very, very cool to work with, especially as this production is going to incorporate Samurai and other Asian influences. Yup, Asian Macbeth... :D
Don't expect a lot from mom during the next week... She has another production meeting for Macbeth on Monday and that Musical Concert Series starting Friday. (She also has to travel 1:45 minutes each way to get to the venue.) Oh, yeah, our human brother's birthday is Tuesday... he is gonna be 16... I wonder if she has remembered that? (Mom, you need to go buy that boy a car...)
Know that we, Milo, Dixie, and Newby, are doing very well... we are sleeping, noming on treats and staying warm. And giving Mom the stink eye every.chance.we.get!!
And we believe the cold shoulder must be implemented.
Yes folks, that is a dose of the butts and a set of cold shoulders in one week.... We don't play around at our house.
Mom is busy working on a show for next Friday and doing some prep work for the spring production of the "Scottish Play" so she hasn't been around much. In fact she works, then exercises, then works, then does REAL work, then sleeps... she is pretty boring.
In fact, we are so mad at her that Newby is showing her his thoughts on all this work!! Join us in showing your best side to her and her lack of blogging, viewing, and responding ways.
**In my defense, this might be my last of this musical concert shows. I've been doing them for 7 years now!!! I would like, if this is the last one for this production company, for it to be amazing. I do video production for theatres on the side, in case you are new to me... think the video screens behind Carrie Underwood or Red Hot Chili Peppers... that stuff? I would be all me!! Also, my first production meeting for the "Scottish Play" is Thursday for a run in the middle of April. :) Just bear with me until 11/10. Even poor Reed's 16th birthday is falling in the middle of this 11/06, and he is getting the short end of the stick, too!! :(
is my choice in bed partners!!!
Before mean Ol' Mister Winter starts his travels to our neck of the woods.
I was amazed to come home and find all the previously green and lush trees are all now droopy, colored and dying. (Fall isn't my favorite season, btw.)
But the dogs have loved it! Well, not the mornings when the leaves are all wet and can stick to their undercarriage... but they adore romping in the dry leaves!!
Here is a bit of my little world right now.
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Reed and I spent a good portion of our drive back trying to figure out what we liked best about our vacation... well, that and Reed was talking non-stop about Miss Puddle's mom's voice and how he found it charming. (He said something about how he needed a southern to English dictionary, too... apparently there are South Carolina words that are not in the Kentucky vernacular.)
But we spent a good portion of the day just reliving the time we spent and solidifying memories. (Its all about making memories, you folks with little kids... try and make as many memories as possible both for you and them..)
Here are a few of the things that stood out for us... these are in no specific order...:
***My Aunt's Tri-Tip Steak... It was amazing!!!It was grilled perfectly. We made total hogs of ourselves. I'm converted to this as a grilled option!!
***The Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Pre-Season Game. Seriously this was just the coolest thing ever, and we do not even like either team. The Amway Center is so very nice, the seats were amazing (Got them for $20 on Craig's List by the way), and the experience was made even better by the people who helped you. If I lived local, I would have season tickets. Not to say I'm a converted Magic fan, but they do basketball good in Downtown Orlando. (Reed even caught a free t-shirt!!)
I'm back from vacation!! Yay!! I know you've missed me. I mean really missed me. Oh, ok, so you've really missed Milo, Dixie and Newby, but let me pretend for just a bit, mmk??
I would love to write just one post about my whole trip, but y'all ain't got that kinda time. I mean it would be like War and Peace length, but not nearly as boring and probably more important a piece of literature if I was to be honest. So you'll just have to wait for little snippets of stuff. And, look at it this way, with my ADD I'll probably get bored and move onto another subject quicker than I'd like and you'll not have to read my "Vacation Chronicles".
So, back to the subject at hand.
Honestly, you can just stop reading here, because I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make you or a relative mad. :D Don't say I didn't warn you.
Reed and I ALWAYS drive down to Florida. We love the ride. We do some bonding over music and books on CD. We people watch. We drive really fast. (As I'm back I will say that with complete aplomb as Mr. Florida State Trooper is pretty far away from my little house in Kentucky.)
Now I'm not a weaver in and out of traffic, making a tapestry of mad drivers who are waiting for me to pull over at a rest area so they can lynch me or anything. But... I made several people angry. In turn, they made me pretty mad, too.
Dear Government Officials, Please open up toll booths at the start and the end of your state and charge us all $2.00 a car to get in and then out of your lovely area. Use this money to make all your roads 3-4 lanes. Thank you, Shelle PThe prettiest places to drive? North and South Carolina. I think they did that on purpose, tbh.
We are home... Laundry has been started... Dinner started... And we are ready to rest!!
Who knew a vacation could be so tiring?!?
Tomorrow I will catch up on your posts and tell you all about our trip!!
PS. Newby is pouting and won't talk to me. :(
Actually, we are barely awake.. I slept 12 hours last night O_o
But this morning we meet the one and only Puddles... But first I'm making waffles!!!
I think three little wiggly, sausage-y bodies know that mom is close to coming back home. :)
There is some great video footage of Newby explaining how he read an email saying mom was packing up her Florida stuff and heading north, but for some reason blogger on my android doesn't post videos... Only Newby didn't read the whole email else he wouldn't be so happy. You see, when mom and Reed leave Florida they are heading to Puddles house for a visit!!
Yup, momma is going to be hugging another dog really soon. :)
After a day feeling the Disney Magic, tonight we are feeling magical with the Orlando Magic.
Pretty cool, huh??
We have been too busy to post much... Know we are thinking of you!!
Bath time (well kinda)...
My son cheats... just sayin'... =D
Pretend this is Wordless Wednesday cause I have nothing important to say... But from the barking faces, they must have a lot to say!!!
Sunday afternoon after church Reed and I went to Playalinda Beach which is part of the Kennedy Space Station Nature Preserve. It was so beautiful. I cannot even explain how moved I was by this untamed beach. It waswithout all the commercial influences and man cleared dunes. In other words, exceptional.
All along the drive there you were reminded it was a federal facility by the concrete bunkers and gated, off-limit areas, but once you turned this final corner, parked your car, and climbed the bridge over the protected dunes, you forgot all about Kennedy Space Center and only could focus on the beauty of untamed nature.
I fell in love.. No other beach will do it for me again!!
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