My husband and I rarely get days off together due to his work schedule. I had requested two days off of work but it just happened that my plans for those days fell through and I got to spend much needed family time with my husband and my dog Belle.
On day one off, Belle got her first and much needed fur cut. She looks so much younger with her hair shorter. My husband barbecued hamburgers and sausages and we listen to some good music as we enjoyed our alcoholic beverages, since we didn’t have to work the next day. We finished the night crashing on the couch watching scary movies on Netflicks.
On day two off I became addicted to cross-stitching. My husband declared our last day together off lazy day. He said it was too hot to go anywhere. So, I took out a cross-stitching kit called, “My 1st Stitch” which I purchased at Joann’s fabric and craft store and began to teach myself to cross-stitch. Cross-stitching is the easiest thing ever and you can do it while watching TV without worrying about pricking yourself with the needle. I haven’t even finished my first cross-stitching project and I already purchased two more kits online.
I enjoyed our two days off together very much even if we did just stay at home. I promise my hubby that once a month I would request two days off when he’s home so we can send more quality time together.
June 20, 2011
While going through Little Chief Honeybee’s June blog sponsors I checked out Heather’s blog, Lilac And Lace. On her blog she had a post on “Warrior Princess Hair” on a You Tube hair tutorial she had watched on how to achieve curls without heat. I watched the tutorial and it was the simplest thing ever. I was most intrigued by the hairstyle than the curling it accomplished.
I tried it out myself without the gel products since what I wanted was to try out the hairdo. I did it 3 times to get the hang of it and added a butterfly hair clip on the back of my hair. I wore it to work and got numerous compliments. The best part was it was extremely easy to do.
Try it out and let me know what you think!
June 19, 2011
For Father’s Day my dad received this card. I turned this simple card, with a picture of 3 classic cars in the front and blank inside, into the perfect Father’s Day card for my Dad.
On each car I wrote a word with sharpie. Together they read, “happy father’s day.” Inside I wrote, “to a very classic man” also in sharpie.
In pen, I wrote of one of my favorite memories I shared with my father and siblings,
"Dad, Daddy, Papa, Papi,
My favorite memory I have, as a child growing up, is when you and mom would take us kids to see the classic car shows. We would ooo and awe at cars we didn’t know anything about; we liked them because daddy liked them. We wanted to be just like daddy.
Yes, the cars we saw were classic but so were the memories we made. Thanks Dad for taking me along for the fun ride.
Love you Dad!
Happy Father’s Day Dad!
What fond memories do you have of you and your dad?
June 17, 2011
My hubby and I took Belle, our Australian Shepherd/Collie mix, with us to the local park on Sunday, June 11th. She behaved as we drove to the park. For some reason she drools a lot when taking her anywhere in the car and I had to take a blanket to avoid getting drool everywhere.
While at the park we feed the ducks and geese bread. I don’t like to get too close to the geese because they scare me, especially when they hiss. When feeding the ducks and geese, the geese began to hiss at me because I wasn’t throwing enough bread towards them. I had my hubby bring Belle where I was and that sure kept them at a safe distance. There was also an air show nearby were people we flying their toy airplanes, which we hubby loves watching. He has a toy helicopter at home. As we finished up the bread feeding the ducks we spotted a gopher looking out of it’s whole. Isn’t he a cute critter?
After our walk in the park, we headed home and I was glad for that blanket in the car.
Labels: Family Time
June 5, 2011
Yesterday, I went to Long Beach, CA to the “THE DIRTY DOZEN POETRY SHOW” to listen to some awesome poetry. One of the poets performing was my friend Amy and I had to be there to support her since it was her first time reading her poetry to an audience. The show was in a little bookstore named OPEN, which quickly filled with supporters.
On our way to the OPEN bookstore, I spotted a Mexican cuisine restaurant called, “Lola’s” with the best logo I have every seen! It was of a Day of the Dead sugar skull logo. I love anything Day of the Dead! Lola’s was on the same street as OPEN bookstore. While waiting for the show to begin I had some free appetizers. I had my first bacon cupcakes! I had three. I couldn’t help it they were delicious! Bacon cupcakes have become my favorite.
I was so proud of Amy! Everyone loved her “80’s Getaway” poem and she also won most improved poet. Going to watch Amy and her new poet friends was fun. It was a nice break after a long day at work. Plus, it’s always nice to break away from my same old boring day-to-day schedule.
Michael, Me, Amanda, and Amy