Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Adelina to the rescue!

I have a housekeeper again! I am SO excited! It means that I will actually be able to have someone walk in unexpected and not freak out about what the guest bathroom looks like or how much dog hair is on the couch! It has been 5 long years of cleaning since I lost my last housekeeper and I am ready to have the help. Heck, it feels like Christmas Eve--I can't sleep I am so excited! It is just more than I can do on my own with as much as I work. Add two kids to the mix and it's next to impossible at times. Of course, I think Richie thought I was nuts when I spent all evening cleaning so that the cleaning lady could come and clean! But, you have to have the junk picked up before she can clean! I just hope she doesn't feel overwhelmed tomorrow and quit the first day! :)
Well, bow season opens tomorrow. I know Richie is excited.
We had a work meeting today in Tulsa. Honestly, I couldn't justify driving 5 hours round trip for 4 hour meeting. The funny part is that a couple of districts got together for this meeting, but then we split into 2 groups! I'm confused! Why get everyone together to just split us up into manageable groups? Oh well, it was a day that I didn't have to make sales calls, so that was a nice change.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spaghetti Squash

I so love Rachael Ray! I got to try a new recipe tonight I saw on one of her shows and it was pretty good. First, I had never heard of spaghetti squash. But she showed how to make it and use it as "spaghetti" in a dish. It totally works and is actually better than spaghetti because it was a sweeter flavor. I didn't make the sauce exactly right, so it wasn't as good as it could be, but I didn't have all of the ingredients. I'll be prepared next time and hopefully it will be even better.
So, today I went through the torture chamber. First, I had an eye exam and I had never experienced it as far as I can remember. Ok, I did NOT like it when they dilated my eyes--that was horrible. Plus, they didn't even tell me that things would be blurry for like 3 hours! All in all though, my eyes were fine. I had been having pain behind my right eye, but they didn't find anything. Darn! No Sarah Palin glasses for me! :)
So, then I leave the eye doctor and go over to my back doctor for an injection. They did an epidural injection this time. I felt so good right after it was over, but now I can barely walk! I am hurting so bad right now! I know they said it was get worse before it gets better, but man this is like regressing 6 weeks.
So cross your fingers it clears up!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Got No Weed :(

I am so bummed. So, so bummed. Ragweed will be in town tomorrow night and I don't get to go. I wish there were some way I could go see them! I am having serious withdrawls! Heck, I even tried to talk Kyle and Angela into taking me!! But somebody's gotta keep the kids!
Anyway, this weekend has been cram packed with football and fairs. We went to the Razorback game Saturday and had some AWESOME seats. A friend of Richie's gave them to him since he couldn't go. The only problem was that we had a very up close view of the butt-kicking that Alabama gave us!
I have added pictures of my cakes from a few weekends ago. It's amazing how different they look in pictures. They look so much better in person, but for some reason the angle of the pictures just distorts the cake. I guess I haven't quite figured out how to take a picture of a cake!
Also, I have started a Photo Blog--the link is on the right-hand side under "Connections". I think it's the last link in the list. I have put several pictures from the last few months on there.
We went to the fair this afternoon and had such a great time. I was so impressed with Weston and Kylie's bravery today! They rode all of the big people rides and had so much fun! Wesotn was a little apprehensive on a few, but after they were over, he loved them. I was even scared on a couple of them, so to see them get on and enjoy the ride really impressed me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Post Pardon

I am sorry I am behind on posts. It's not because there's nothing to write about. It's because I have wanted to post about the 3 cakes I did a couple of weekends ago and include pictures, but things have been so busy and I can't find my card reader, so I haven't had a chance. Therefore, I have waited to post--which was the wrong thing to do I guess. Because now I am behind on my news!
Well, I have 2 more birthday cakes and another wedding cake to do in the next couple of weeks. Such a nice pace--they seem to spread out nicely where I am not overwhelmed in one week. I am a little nervous about the wedding cake. The picture they have has tons of flowers, but I think I have convinced them to nix a few. Instead, we are going to go a little more trendy since it's a young bride. Flowers are nice, but they are a pain to make and I know they wanted to have a nice cake on a small budget, so it's best to cut out the pricey part of the cake when you can do things that are a lot prettier and less expensive.
Weston has been playing some football lately, too. He's an awesome receiver, however they don't pass the ball. It's not a mastered skill in 3rd grade. I told him to just hang in there and keep practicing.
Richie and I get to go to the Hogs game on Saturday. I am excited! We have never gotten to go to a football game together. Plus, we have awesome seats! It should be loads of fun! Now, let's hope they win.....
I am having a program tomorrow night for work and have been a little nervous about the response. It's hard to get doctors to show, however, we supposedly have 20 healthcare professionals attending. This is rare, but awesome! Now, keep your fingers crossed it plays out that way....
Richie is suffering from a terrible virus these days. It's called acute hunter deeritis. The symptoms are terrible--withdrawl from friends/family, irritability, longing for tree stand, desire to be outside in 45 degree weather. It's horrible. I am actually ready for October 1st so he'll feel better!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Princess Kylie

Kylie was in the Fair Princess pageant on Saturday and she won! There were 4 little girls in her division--all very cute. She was a lot more nervous this time around I noticed. I guess it was because it was outside during the day and she could see all of the people in the crowd. The last pageant was inside and the stage lights probably kept her from seeing the crowd. However, she did great! I was so worried though when we were getting ready because her hair was not cooperating! We cut it off a month or so ago and probably should've waited until after the pageant. But it worked out alright and her hair came out very cute! Her biggest excitement about the whole thing is that now she can ride in the parades!
Congratulations KYLIE!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Sweet Paradise

I had the honor of making a cute cake this weekend! Angela's daughter's birthday party was this weekend and I was given the honors of making the birthday cake. It was a tropical theme and she chose a cake with a waterfall down the front. The only hang-up with the cake was trying to assemble to palm trees--they just didn't work! But I found some use for the leaves and we went with it. It was tons of fun and very challenging. This week it's a wedding cake and engagement cake--should be fun!