...turned 43 on the 2nd! so, i stayed in the kitchen most of the day doing this:
until i had this:now, the man was out all day working with our pastor and a visiting church group. they were here to help rebuild our part of town (still a mess from katrina!). so, i made SURE to draw his bath (filled with bubbles, epsom's salt and bath beads) and i had his plate ready with a SMILE when he walked inside. do you know what MY husband said? "bay, i'm too FULL to eat!" seems the pastor took him to a BUFFET for lunch to thank him for all the work he did! if i didn't like him SO MUCH (my husband, not the pastor!) and if i thought i could get away with it...i would have SHANKED him!!!!
MAN!!! last weekend was SO busy but SO amazing!
*jamani graduated friday from high school...uhm, think i've told y'all that a time or SEVENTEEN
already! LOL!!! i was SO proud and happy when they announced JAMAL shawn perkins-
smith...what the HAM SANDWICH was up with THAT?!?!? i told him he should have just
stood there until they said it right! now, forever and ever we have to watch the video of
JAMAL walking across the stage...some foolishness, i tell ya!
*my mom who lives in florida came down to spend the weekend with us, so i had both of my
moms under one roof for the first timesince i got MARRIED! i guess the next time i'll see that is when somebody DIES! (God forbid!) anywho, my mom from florida started teaching me how to
crochet! i don't know how to connect anything yet but i can crochet the HECK outta that one
strand! i'll practice that and get some more lessons from her in the next few months!
*john and i went to my 20th reunion prayer brunch saturday. baybee, let me TELL YA: we had
CHURCH up in THERE, y'all! we had people testifying, preaching and SANGING (which is
actually BETTER than singing!) we had people cryin' all up IN there! oh, you KNOW i was
one of 'em (as john would say, with my SENSITIVE tail!) i tear up when someone has a
hangnail in a MOVIE!! i REALLY boo hooed when the class president announced to everyone
that the girl they all said looks like me...well, we found out about five years ago that we are
biological sisters! i was REALLY bawling then! i did a layout about it...wanna see it? here it
i was SO drained when i left there! i just wanted to SLEEP for about three days straight...ALAS, there's no rest for mamas who commit to all of these different freakin' events in one weekend...or however that saying goes! hubbs and i got a few winks saturday night and got up early sunday to prepare for jamani's brunch. i wish i had taken a picture of the GALLONS of grits and LEGION of hash browns, biscuits,sausage patties AND links, plus scrambled eggs and grilled fish my husband and i made but i didn't...ya girl was tired and not thinking straight! as soon as we fed everyone and ushered them out (think:martin "everybody get to STEPPIN'!!!) we got dressed and went out to the riverview for our class picnic. we ate, took pictures and danced for about two hours. when we left there, we took my mom to the french quarter to stock up on some oils before she went back to florida. we FINALLY got to rest for a few hours once we got home sunday! great times were had...great memories were made...but i don't want to have such a full weekend again ANYTIME SOON!!! as soon as i finish this post, i'll get back to preparations for ahmad's 13th birthday celebration friday. i might be kinda NUTS because i'm hand decorating everything myself! ahmad has been a GREAT HELP with the cricut and the cutter! of COURSE, i'll take plenty of pix! and by the way, my mom didn't laugh TOO hard when i showed her the pix of kea writing on the floor! i was surprised; i expected at least ONE hearty "HA!!!!" or a "nan-nan-a-boo-boo!" but she just kinda chuckled...she's SLIPPIN'!