Saturday, February 25, 2006

Here comes the Bride

There was a contest in our paper. Sort of in conjuction with a bridal show that they are holding this weekend. Sort of a bridal trivia of the stars. There was a whole list of prizes you could get from answering trivia correctly. The not so good prizes: Use of a wedding planner, A bridal veil, a bridesmaid's dress. The so-so prizes: portrait sessions. The good prizes: Meals at local restaurants. The "yes!" prizes: A free night at a swanky hotel, A trip to Cancun.

So on Friday I get a call. It's the Statesman and I was a winner of the bridal trivia challenge!

And I won..........................

A bridal bouquet and a groom's boutineer.


Now David and I can finally make it legal. With flowers.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


I got to see Alvin Ailey Dance Company last night and it was WONDERFUL. I notice they are due to visit Houston and Seattle soon, and I can reccommend the show, it was breathtaking.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope everyone has a nice, sweet Valentine's day. Joey had his party yesterday, and I want to know when Valentines Day became so candy oriented for the kids. I mean, we used to get the tiny boxes of 4 Whitman's Sampler Chocolates, or a little heart shaped box of candy with a Snoopy stuffed character on the box from Mom and Dad or Grandma, but today the candy is out like Halloween. Individually packaged Valentine's skittles??? Huh???

Joey experienced his Valentine's party yesterday. I was supposed to be there, but I was at my first day of Architecture work in NINE YEARS! I am starting a very part time job, with a very flexible office. I'll report in when I have no children, which limits me on a good week to Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for about two and a half hours a shot. On weeks with Teacher Inservice Days, Teacher Conference Days, or Holidays (seems like every week these days) I'll work fewer hours (like 2.5). I'm really getting myself geared up for next year. Joey will be in school M-F 9-1 and we need some cash to renovate the house.

We plan to add two bedrooms and two baths to the back where we currently have one big family room. David discovered something interesting last Saturday, if you push the exterior wall of the gameroom (added to enclose what must have been the garage that it used to be), anyway when you push the wall, it moves about a half an inch. Hmmmm... guess we better get on that.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

cookie time

OK, we are wrapping up the cookie sale. Emma is down to her last 25 boxes to win the "Mini Radio Made of Plastic That Will Likely Break in a Day", having just sold enough to earn "Pen with Boa Feathers that Mommy Will Find Around the House For Two Months" and the "Small Plush Monkey that Along With The Army Of Stuffed Animals Will Come Alive While We Sleep and Make Us Their Human Slaves."

She also gets Cookie Cash. Which she could spend on goodies at the Girl Scout Shop, but which she has worked out the deal with me of trading for cash. I use the money to pay for some sort of Day Camp, or next year's registration fees, or her new Junior Uniform that she will need next year.

I remember when I was a girl Girl Scout, not an adult Scout like today. and when it was cookie time, I was so competative that the sight of an apartment building with all those doors and potential customers would make my troopmates and me quiver with excitement. Today the majority of selling is done at booths in front of stores. I took Emma door to door two weeks ago and almost every house bought at least one box. I got so excited, thinking of how few Girl Scouts live in our neighborhood and how many friendly people did live in our neighborhood, but Emma lost interest. She could have been a selling machine!!! Oh well.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

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Thanksgiving In February

Thanksgiving in February is the way to go! Holiday stress is behind us. Stuffing and turkey and cranberries taste extra good in February! Two of our group were on route home to San Antonio before we had a volunteer neighbor take this group shot. The rest of us Woodward descendants are David, Joey, Dad, Cousin Chris, Aunt Joyce and Luella (Gramma Lu) in back. My sister, Julie and her daughter Grace, Mom with Max, Uncle Jim, ME! holding nephew Alex and Emma in front. Don and Diane will be spliced in by Photo Shop as soon as possible. Posted by Picasa

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