Friday, August 28, 2009

Our trip to Jelly Fish Beach

Just a few pics and captions to share about our recent trip to jelly fish beach...


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I took the Medium Nanny & the Lil'Nanny to get pedicures the night before we left. 

They got a little bedazzle for free on their big toe, much to Sonja's dismay.


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We sunbathed like the Hollywood Divas.

(SPF50 was used all around, and I did not come back with my famous Big Nanny burn.)


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Lawnmower Man caught some rolls at Lambert's Cafe.


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I submitted to Lawnmower Man and ate chicken wings at Hoot*rs. 

I was obviously trying to fit in by wearing the orange/brown combo and showing all the strappage. 

Their chicken wings are horrible and nothing like my favorite chicken wing place, BW3s.

Our waitress could seriously not answer any questions about the food on the menu.

Her response to every question was similar to my answer to every Algebra question in high school, "I'm not really sure."


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I did not take my laptop on vacation and turned the email off on my phone. 

This is me accepting the one and only work related phone call that I received.

I thought some people might enjoy seeing "the clip". 


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I had to drag the Lil'Nanny into the water every day because

we had our own little episode of the Fear Factor going on because of these...


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Jelly Fish...lots & lots of really large jelly fish.

I've put a square around the ones in the pic.


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Every night the Lil'Nanny was ready to go out and hunt for creatures. 

She likes hunting for prey, she just doesn't want to swim with them.

And this one is just for my memory book:

  The Lil'Nanny wore this outfit out to dinner and when I looked at her and said, "Are you wearing that?"

She said, "Yeah, I'm at the beach, I don't care what I wear."

I never expected to hear her say those words, so I wanted

to make sure that it got recorded in the books.


We also did a little tax-free back to school shopping too, but other than that, all we did was eat, sleep & sit on the beach. 

Friday, August 21, 2009

Stuck in the Middle

The Lil'Nanny started her first day of middle school on Thursday, August 13. So far, so good. These are the things that are important to her in middle school:

1. The skinny jean - this is her daily uniform. I don't know how she can stand wearing them when it's 90 degrees when she gets out of school.

2. A cell phone - this one hasn't happened. Two of her close friends received brand new cell phones their first week of school. She gives me a daily update of who has gotten a cell phone when she gets in the car each day. I think my new line is going to be...Did you send them a congratulations card? I'm so tired of hearing about it.

3. Make-up - I caved on this one. I had planned to wait until 13, but I agreed to the use of clear mascara and some eye shadow. I figure I've got bigger fish to fry...see #2. Also, this is my new favorite mascara. $5 at the Wal-marts. I sent Tammy Faye a text to tell her about it.

4. Lockers - locker placement is important. She was hoping for a top locker on the 6th grade hall, but she got a bottom locker on the 7th grade hall. Learning to work the combination has been quite a task. Lawnmower Man gave her brief locker opening tutorial before she left for her a second day of school. Now she's helping others with all of her locker opening knowledge.

5. Football - any social opportunity is truly appreciated by the Lil'Nanny. As soon as she got home from school, she announced that she needed me to drop her off at the high school for the middle school game. I took her to the game and sat in my car in the parking lot. I would have attended the game, but I didn't have enough money to get in the game. I always forget that these things aren't free, and I don't usually carry cash. So, I dug around in my car and was able to scrape enough change for the Lil'Nanny to attend. I did have to borrow a quarter from a church member that I passed in the parking lot to get to $2 in change...classy, I know. Yesterday, she attended her first after school tailgate party. This is an after school program sponsored by the school on football game days. She had a great time.

6. The phone - our house phone rings non-stop. This is our first time to experience this because the Medium Nanny is not a phone talker at all. Lawnmower Man and I don't even move when the phone rings...what's the point, it's not for us.

7. The hair - it always comes back to the hair with this girl. She spends lots of time washing, conditioning, ironing, curling, braiding, brushing, and stressing over her hair. She got a cut with lots-o-layers a few weeks ago and she contemplated/researched/printed pictures for days before the big appointment. On most days, she is not completely happy with the state of her bangs.

Happy Middle School! The Medium Nanny leaves in just a few days for her second year of university. It was a year ago yesterday that I was experiencing The Great Sadness. Time flies!

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Saturday, August 01, 2009

I might as well start shopping at Whole Foods

A couple Christmas seasons ago, my friend Robyn, gave me a gift card to Wild Oats for 50 cents. Yep, 50 cents. You might think that it's tacky to give someone a gift card for 50 cents but Robyn knew that the look on my face when I opened my Wild Oats gift card would be priceless...and it was. I think I was even speechless and I know that my face was saying... "oh no, this is awkward, she gave me a Wild Oats gift card, and I'm going to have to pretend like I like it." Everyone allowed the awkwardness for just a moment and then the laughter ensued. Hahaha. LOL. I was just relieved that it wasn't my real gift.

Anyhoo, if you were to find me in a grocery store, you would most likely find me in a Super Target. My cart would be laden with drinks filled with aspartame and snack cakes laced with an assortment of trans-fats. That is until the government stepped in and took away all of my partially hydrogenated fun. But I'm here to say...

I'm changing my ways. At least for this week. Meet my new love...

Brother's All Natural Apple Crisps

My co-worker, Sumer, purchased these for all the tiny tots to have for their VBS snack. And let me just say that I might have just gotten into them a couple or ten times. And let me say this...their delicious and I don't even like apples. And Sumer would pipe in and say that their just apples, nothing else, nothing added, just apples. Well, how about them apples. You can buy them at Costco but I just ordered a case online...yes, I think their that good. I ordered the strawberry banana ones, too. I know, I'm out of control. Look what else I was caught doing at VBS...

Yes, I'm a baby wearer now, too.

(Please know that I didn't drip a drop of Diet Coke on that baby like some thought I would.)

It's a slippery slope, and I'm just a few steps away from an all natural organic lifestyle. Someone stop me before it's too late.

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