Once upon a time my Arizona Mum Marlene said she went to see the movie "Enchanted" twice, once with her grandkids and then with my Arizona Daddy Vinnie! (love ya both....big smooches!)
So she told me that at the beginning of the movie it starts out like a cartoon, and she did not tell Vinnie that, so when the movie started and this cartoon is going, he just looked at her like what the H.E. double hockey sticks.
Well me being the little shit that I am, I wanna be just like Marlene, so I think it was the day after Thanksgiving or something, me being the horrible Mum that I am, I can't remember where Eric was, but Jeff and I planned a "date" hey we've been married almost 24 years, we gotta go out on a date now and then. So anyway, we planned this date day, Jeff would pick a movie and I would pick a movie and we would go to dinner.
Jeff picked National Treasure Part 2, and we saw that first, and then my movie was Enchanted, with the McDreamy Patrick Dempsey. We buy all 4 tickets at one time, so we end one movie and go pee and then hop into the next theatre. So the movie is about to begin, and Jeff squishes down in his seat and kinda starts like he is gonna pull his hat over his eyes, like he is going to go to sleep, and I was like no, you have to watch this. Cause I totally want to see his reaction to the cartoon, and I don't want him sleeping through it.
So the movie starts, and he looks at me like what the F.udge - he has more of a potty mouth then Daddy Vinnie does. I just nodded like yeah its cool eh? I was not gonna tell him that it would eventually go to real people...and ya know what? He watched the whole movie. In fact we now own it and have seen it twice at home...the old romantic fool!
So the funny part was after the movie, I felt like singing, and I looped my arm through his and pretended I was gonna skip and start singing and he just rolled his eyes. So then we went to eat at Cantina Laredo...yummy folks...they make your guacamole at your table...just a short note, have them only add the ingredients a bit at a time. When we went the guy was awesome and it was delicious, when my BFF Tracy came we had a girl waiter, and she dumped all the ingredients in and you could not even taste the avocado, I subtly made the point to tell her the next time she should not do that, because we could hardly taste the avocado, and in fact if she were to add one more avocado it would be perfect...but I guess I was too subtle, cause she did not get "it", and we did not get another avocado.
But back to the story....I told Jeff I was gonna sing at the waiter, and he dared me but I had not the guts to do it...oh and I started back today on my pilates and exercise routine and eating well, so I am hoping my guts will be shrinking....
But when we got in my truck, I phoned Tracy and was leaving a message on her machine and I was singing up a storm to her and Jeff was like "how be I accompany you on my duck call" and out of his pocket he pulls out a duck call and starts quack quack quacking to my tra-la-la-laing...I think I may have peed just a little bit in my panties. Of course poor Trac can understand nothing when she gets the message....guess ya had to be there.
Well if you are still with me folks you are gonna be pleased to see some new things. These are the cards that my DIVA's will be making at my meeting this weekend. I still have to design the meeting make n take, but these are all done, and the paper is all cut.
I am so addicted to these stinkin' scallop note cards, I really hope we still carry them in the new catalog, in many more fun colors. I am really going to miss the designer papers we have now, and really need to sit down some day and just make a bunch of cards to sell, cause I have designer paper coming out my...ears...yeah that's where its coming out of!
This card I copied and tweaked hardly at all, I mean I added a layer of black paper to the back and some gingham ribbon. This was a swap card I got from Lynsay Mahon at Leadership this year! She is a talented lady, and a Canadian to boot! Makes her even more special I think.
This card was inspired by Geralyn Vaeth off of Splitcoast Stampers, I just changed the designer paper, and colored the bird in a little, but basically it is the same card, I just love the simplicity of it. We got this set at Managers reception, Tracy and I refer to it as the Frickin' Bird set. I must admit when we got our new catalog, we looked at it together long distance on the phone, page by page...that is why we are so happy Stampin' Up! is going back to the old way of giving us our catalog...at Convention!! Yeehaw! Oh My Lands!
But anyway, when we were going through the catalog we seen this set and we were like, what the heck, what's up with the frickin' bird. We thought ugh! Then with our frozen fingers, we opened up our movie canister holder dealiebob at Managers Reception in January....and we looked at each other and said "It's the Frickin' Bird" but ya know what? The dang thing has grown on me, and I have seen some beautiful things made with it. So we still call it the Frickin' Bird, but we love it now.
Sweet Tea Note: Anyone that has made my sweet tea recipe, I was way off on the water, hey I measure in dits so it ain't my fault. I actually must be using like a gallon of water, it fills my dutch oven, and it pours into one of the ice tea jars with the little spigot on the side. So that is way more then 3 quarts I think. So I am sorry if you made the tea, and your teeth fell out from all the sugar...please forgive me!
Enjoy your Friday, if you are from Australia or New Zealand, it is ANZAC Day - I looked it up on the Internet it is: Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs. The pride they took in that name endures to this day, and Anzac Day remains one of the most important national occasions of both Australia and New Zealand.
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