|Better Homes and Gardens. Film grain. PicMonkey. Yeah.|
Okay. Long-winded ramble coming on. =) First of all, I am very very happy to say that Grandma got through surgery okay yesterday and it seems like everything went fine. Hoping she gets to come home today or tomorrow.
Obviously, I've been messing with my blog design. It's not finished, but unless I really change my mind, this is going to be the basic look. Tell me what you think . . . good? bad? so-so? I'm not quite decided myself. It's a little . . . big, I think. Give me feedback people!
Picnik officially died yesterday. So now it's PicMonkey for me. Someday I should get off my butt and learn how to use photo-shop. It would probably be more creatively stimulating :p
This is day three of the dad and two teenagers living alone. So far we have not blown up the house, and I only cried once because I missed my mom and brothers (and grandma) :p More importantly, I've managed to keep up with the laundry, and I've cooked us some good meals. Oh, oh, oh! I've got to go start another load of laundry. Brb.
Okay. I'm back. Eventually I'll have to go fold laundry. I kind of forgot about that part. Mom, if you are reading this, the dress pants are still okay. Mainly because I haven't done them yet.
As far as the meals go? I think we've eaten pretty good so far. I've only cooked chicken (no brave attempts at pork or beef yet) but we've had some very nice chicken-based dishes. Tortillas with chicken, black beans, salsa, cheese, etc. Chicken and noodles. Also green jello that Sam made. I think he was jealous of the jello I made Grandma on Tuesday ;) Also, on Thursday, Sam and I got a free lunch at the community college. It was Student Appreciation Day or something, and we got free hamburgers and jalapeno cheetos. Lol! Today we had fried potatoes for breakfast. I'm thinking that next I will make something with sausage. Or . . . I guess I could make some of that breaded chicken. Since it's already 3:23, and I haven't thawed anything. Ugh. This is hard. I'm beginning to fully appreciate my mother's talents.
These are currently my favorite pairs of shoes. The ruffly flats are from Wal-mart. We bought them at the last minute for the piano contest thingy. The leather ones are from a thrift store trip Mom and I made in Illinois. Nonii made me jealous.
I also got some white beads. I've been looking for this type for a long time. Don't ask why. I just wanted some. Now I want to find some colored ones, preferably light blue or yellow.
And what are these? These are gem balls. Can't you read labels? They came from my Grandpa Morris. What, you ask, are gem balls? Truth is, I'm not quite sure. They're sort of like miniature marbles, only they're round polished rocks. And they're pretty. Someday I'm sure they will be highly useful :)
That's all for today, folks. Duty calls. Sam wants me to play a board game with him, because all his little minions are in Illinois. Okay, they're not his minions. He's a pretty good big brother. I think he misses them. I also think that I will make him help fold laundry. So far he's only mowed the yard, stuck his head in the pool and mildly considered cleaning it. And me? Let's just say I've done more than that. I'm sort of kidding.
Oh, let me know what you think of the design and extra-large photos. I'm still not sure about it. >>Comment below<<