I have been reluctant to post some things about Martha and her choices for several reasons...
1. no matter if it is good bad or other wise she will take it wrong and, she does on occasion read here when she has computer acess at school.... I dont think computers are allowed in ISS (in school suspension)however and apparently that is where she plans to finish out the school year... she has a number of days ISS for tardies, and like today... shes tardy again ... It irritates me that she comes in here over a week ago announces she will be here by 720 daily so that she will make it to school on time... and has made it ONCE by 720 to my house but she still did not make it to school on time. WHY DO I BOTHER???
2. after my last post dealing with martha she left a pretty nasty comment then deleted it, I still got the comment and the other that she deleted as they all come to my email. but anyway the comment showed me just how immature and unready my child is to be out and about in the "real world" and I decided that in trying to help her because I KNOW she reads my blog that maybe I would give the saying nothing approach the good old college try and see if that made a difference... so far... no :(
just so you know martha I am sorry I have failed you as a parent, you are a strong and hard headed young woman but, somehow some where in all that I FAILED misrably in teaching you when and where that is best used. I pray that you get all you are desiring and that when you do you recognise it for what it is. and I pray that you someday see that all I have tried to tell you teach you and show you has been for your good not to harm or hurt you.
anyway enough on this subject for now.
* just got a text which pisses me off totally, saying I am real sorry Halos not coming today, gee have been up an hour waiting you could have told me this last night.
Since many of you brave readers of my blog also are my friends on facebook you have already seen this, and you know about my food porn album... I "borrowed" the food porn idea from Marlene (if i manage to recall how to link I will link through her name to her blog) anyway I often wondered WHY I chose to do this little thing and my hubby without realising it explained it to me last night. SEE its like this Michael and I have a strange relationship we have this bizzare way of complementing certian things and food that I cook is not left out of this bizzare ritual. I don't know when or how it started but, I have always been interested in cooking and trying to figure out how my mother made the things I loved to eat as a child. My mother could never be bothered with teaching me, she says I was never interested and to some extent I think she is right. My childhood memories are pretty hard ones and If I was at home I was made to work (theres nothing wrong with working mind you but, I was used as unpaid un thanked labor who was beat when I did not do as expected) so I stayed gone from the house as much as possible off in the woods or out finding someone to play with in the neighborhood. but I digress sorry, anyway what he does when he really really likes something he will say, "this is the worst thing I ever ate you need to keep practicing" or he will say, "I am going to have to eat this to prevent anyone else from suffering" to which I will apologise and promise to keep making it and try to find a way to improve on it.
So saturday morning I was on the phone with my cousin Beth (shes in the pic on my header) and we were chatting away and she talked about how much she enjoyed the puff pasteries I had made when she was here, which made me realise I was hungry and wanted puffs.... so I took out the stuff to make them and while chatting with her I did. I was a bit impatient with the pastry and it was not totally thawed correctly so they turned into these HUGE pastries instead of the cute smaller triangles they usually are, and of course another standing joke around here.... "is this food porn or is this just regular food?"
WHEN MICHAEL MOANED I REALISED WHY I HAVE FOOD PORN!!!!!!!!!!! I looked over at him and BURST OUT LAUGHING... I said, " do my ears decieve me ??? did I really hear a moan from you?" to which he smiled took another bite and said, "you must have been hearing things." and proceeded to try to kill himself by eating as many as he could.
I just realised that I have been neglegent on photographing Bradley and Halo this week as I have no NEW pics to share so this one has to do as it is Bradley personified... the little shit had to be spanked a few times this weekend. He is deep into the testing of EVERYTHING and time out has not left an impression YET, we still try it first but eventually enough is enough and his attention has to be gained and a pop to the diapered butt seems to gain that attention.
THEN later on he decided that my shelves of VHS movies were no longer off limits, and after being sat in time out again for 3.4 seconds cause he tried to run ASAP... he went back and decided to throw them on the floor, well there are 300 plus of them and that is simply not acceptable so when he decided to run from me with one in his hand POP! he has not messed with them again (yet)
THEN.... Bradley loves Popscicles he has ever since he started cutting teeth and I have had a bunch in the freezer for several years... you know the kind popice I think they are called the long skinny plastic tubes.... anyway I have always made him sit on my lap and I will tear off the plastic as he consumes them because a baby trying to grasp the understanding of pushing up the frozen treat is well simply not there.... and he knows the ritual well... so yesterday he decided to squeeze the pop and see how far he could shoot the ice...after about three times I took the popice from him and told him last chance or it goes in the trash to which he looked me dead in the eyes said something in bradleyese and threw it across the room... well POP goes his butt and into the trash goes the pop ice... you would think I had tried to murder him with the screaming he did...but he wont be doing that trick again... for a while I don't think.
When his parents got here to pick him up Cory was asking me if he had done the dump the cup routein for me yet... then demonstrated it.... God I wish I had video of that it was hysterical, he said he will stand there look you dead in the eye GRIN like that pic above then dump the cup... I said nope he has not tried that one yet, but we also don't give him cups without a lid yet either.
Michael has been working out front more, he is now working on building me a flower bed across the front, I have had one there for years but this one will be ummm perminant... as Michael can't do anything half assed it might take forever but when it is done well lets just say I pity the person who one day decided to tear it down or move it because as my brother in law used to say ... I HATE trying to take apart anything Mike Hall built.
I apologise in advance this it going to turn into a LONG post as I just went outside walked around the yard and took a bunch of pics to share :)
this is the view from the bottom of the stairs (duh like you could not tell that) the gate is deceptively simple yet hard as heck to get the latch to open. which is a good thing with the BADLEY!
the fish appear to be playing ring around the lucky... nugget has his head under diamonds tail and diamond is following Bogie (on top with his face showing) is following nugget LOL... Bullet, Emma ,and Gizmo could not be bothered with these fishy games.
Well with all that said I am sure I have more drivel to bore you with but since I do NOT have Halo today there are some things I need to go out into the world and take care of... One is heading to sears and getting a new leaf blower. our old ones are simply worn out and they are so affordable it will be cheaper in the long run to buy a new one than pay the cost to repair the two old ones... who knows I might just get two new ones! and I need to make a trip over to Trenton, South Carolina to my friend Sue's and pick up Beths Quilt that Sue has had done for quite some time now... hers is sunflowers and I cant wait to see it I know it is BEAUTIFUL will take pics when I have it to show you. My aunt made me one that is Iris's and it lives on my bed these works of are are so amazing and totally hand made which means they take YEARS to complete.
anyway Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoyed my blathering today and cant wait to go see whats happening in all of your corners of the world