Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Product Review: Can you mash potato...

The Ore-Ida Company has now given us a quick way to have mashed potatoes...

Super fast! All you do is place this bag of potatoes in the microwave for ten minutes. Yes, the whole bag. No cutting! No scrubbing! Then place them in a bowl and mix'em up. I, of course, added a 1/2 stick butter and some half'n'half...because I believe that's how God intended us to eat mashed potatoes. On sale they run about $2.99 a bag. Oh, and they taste great, too.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Voted best rainbow ever by lots of people in Thompson Station

We had a quick storm on Saturday that was immediately followed by a bright sunny sky that made all three of us run to the window to take a peek. It's always fun to see a rainbow. But this was the biggest and brightest rainbow ever! So I ran to get my camera but my point & shoot photography skills don't really give it much wonder. Reese Cup's Mommy used her fancy photoshop skills to give the full effect.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

On the road again...

I recently took a trip to Atlanta for a Sunday school training event. I loaded up with 6 women for the 3.5 hour trip to Atlanta. I traveled with this bunch last July. You can read about that here or here. Before the trip there were many comments about who would be driving. I guess they wanted to start stocking up on the Dramamine so they could ration it out to all the passengers. There were suggestions of other drivers, and I can assure you that I have some control issues and I couldn't just hand this driving job over to just anybody.

Then this girl told me that she was good with the driving...

Meet Awesome Amber, preschool ministry assistant. She is the wind beneath my wings and is now the designated event driver. I did drive the first 30 minutes but then we had to stop at the Chik-fil-a to get chicken biscuits. (Note to the northern reader: southerners put chicken on a biscuit and call it breakfast.) It was at this time that I handed over the keys to Amber. She assured me that she was up for the task and could handle the responsibility of driving 6 mothers who have 14 children that need to be mothered. No pressure. Also, the experience needed to be smooth because we had one person that could have used an IV drip of Dramamine. Bless your heart...you know who you are, and I'm so sorry for you and your misery. I also enjoyed having Amber drive because it gave me yet another opportunity to boss her. Amber turn here, Amber look this up on the GPS, Amber we need to get some Diet Dr. Pepper, Amber I need to go eat chili dogs at the Varsity...

Here we are at the Varsity. I told everyone that I would need to go to the Varsity before we attended the conference because I really couldn't concentrate on Sunday school until I had a chili dog. Checkers asked me if I had gotten dressed up and did my big hair to go the Varsity...um, yeah, everyone knows that they put extra chili on your dog if you dress cute and your hair looks good.

This is me happy. My only regret is that I didn't get two. Huge mistake.

I will say that I was a little disappointed because only one person at this table ordered a dog. Some of you are still regretting your hamburger purchase decision. As you should be.

Moving right along, here are some of the girls with a security guard at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA. We were trying to get a sneak peak of the unoccupied preschool wing that I'm quite certain has better security than President Bush's current home. I might have been nosing through some welcome center cabinets when I was what the rappers like to call "cold busted" by the honorable Barney Fife. Please know that Barney gives an outstanding church tour, and I'm sure that his fancy electronic key could have gotten us into Disney World if we had just asked.

Heather recommended that we stop at this restaurant before we headed back home. Amanda over at Baby Bangs has also mentioned this restaurant several times on her blog so I was very excited to get to eat there. This is the only Pappasitto's not in the state of Texas. Please note: If you tell Alicia on Thursday night that she is going to eat mexican food on Friday night, you cannot change the ethnicity of the food at the last minute. Her stomach cannot handle the change without a 24 hour notification. Good thing we were able to find this Pappasitto's or we would have been driving to Texas.

Again, this is me happy. I just ate the best fajitas ever with 6 of my favorite people that have very strong opinions about: toilet paper brands, Q-tips, laundry detergents, cheese dip & soap. It obviously doesn't take much to entertain me.

*I'm sorry to Terezia & Sandy who missed our trip due to the flu epidemic that decided to hit the first week of March.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Nobody puts Baby in a corner!

If you offer the local baptist women a class that will require dancing and loud latin music....


Like over 100 women...I've never seen so much wigglin' & jigglin' at one time.

It was my first time to Zumba, so I arrived a little early. All of my peeps were a little slow with their arrivals and finally, my friend Chris showed up and said, "We usually take this back corner."

Back corner?


I may not be the best Zumbaer there. I may not be able to mambo, salsa or walk & chew gum at the same time, but I had the time of my life and...


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And yes, I have all of you pictured above on video doing your dirty dancing. And I'm sorry to my friend, Nicole, for looking at your bootie all night. I couldn't see the instructor.