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Monday, April 12, 2010

Having a shower with 30 Women in a very small space...

Doesn't that title seem promising...but instead of titillating details and salacious gossip, you will get photos of my baked goods! =) I threw a Bridal Shower for my good friend Lacy on Saturday. As the maid of honor it is my job to make sure Lacy has the utmost opportunity to receive awesome gifts and I think it was a job well done. After killing my lawn mower because my grass was waaay too tall, I spent all night Friday night baking for said shower, not even tasting the goods, mind you! Saturday morning I tried to resurrect my lawn mower to no avail and borrowed a neighbors...which then proceeded to quit working...I am down to 1/6th of a lawn left to cut and 2 mowers down for the count...I tried mine again and finally was able to finish. I showered, changed, and finished a little more cleaning and baking to have everything ready as guests started to arrive. Now my house is a fair sized home for one person...it is NOT meant for 30! But we squeezed in, ate and celebrated, watched Lacy open gifts and I got a lovely one in return! I will have to take a picture of it with my new camera (ohhh-ahhhhh) but Lacy gave me the gorgeous necklace I had been oggling at the bridal shop to go with my bridemaid's dress...which I STILL DON'T THINK WILL FIT. I am down 7 lbs from where I was...Yeah...but still have a little ways to go to avoid the back cleavage travesty...and NO! I won't take a picture of that!

Monday, April 5, 2010

This weekend was WONDERFUL!! I was an active, productive individual...much different from the last 6 months or so! After a hilly but wonderful run, I tried to strip my front porch (not strip ON my front porch but to remove the paint FROM my front porch)...but the stripper did not work (they rarely do unless you pay them well!)...so on to another project! I painted the wardrobe where I keep my TV. It was unpainted wood and I have had the blasted thing since high school and have been meaning to paint it for years...I have included a picture above of the finished project although it has slightly less of an impact since I forgot a "before" shot...

I have also included some pictures of my little spring decor in the house and some mother nature has provided outside. My forsythia were GORGEOUS this year!!! Maybe because this year they were actually mine. I think they didn't want to bloom for a vacant house last year and are just so tickled to be loved and appreciated that they bloomed their little hearts out this year! Ahhhh....did I mention I love spring?

I also dusted off old Petunia (my bike) for our first ride since like November. I don't mean our first ride outdoors, I mean our first ride altogether. I even purchased a bike trainer this year and it sat inside its little box in my office/guest/exercise room for the last 3 months...oops. But it was a beautiful day to ride. The dogwoods and cherry trees were all showing their colors! Warm weather, sun out...SpeeDee and G were great company! You can more of our exploits and gushing compliments of me at their blogs!

As an aside, I had received the gift of a bike fitting for Christmas because Santa knows what Mama needs! They told me that my seat had been like six inches too short and they also extended the space between my handlebars and my seat. I was freaking out a little when I got on but the back didn't hurt and the knees didn't hurt...WONDERFUL! But I'm still afraid to stop and unclip, or unclip and stop, without falling.