Friday, June 25, 2010

The weekend planning sans husband :(

We lost my husband's grandmother on his father's side of the family on Thursday afternoon thus losing the only living grandparent either of us had. So with that said Mr. A is spending some time in Florida with family and well I'm left all by my little self in our great big house well it's not really that big but it'll seem like it without the hubs hanging around. So I have plans to tackle a few projects, lounge around and watch girly movies, go to the gym at least once, and in general miss my sweet husband.

So here's my agenda for the weekend.

Saturday I teach cake classes in the morning, then I have plans to stop by Lowes and pick up some spray paint  to revive that chandelier that's hanging out in my garage. I've got some pillow cases that are begging me to finish sewing, and then I'm taking a hot meal to a lovely couple from our Sunday school class that recently had a baby. After I return from my meal delivery I am taking my evening to make cinnamon rolls for my Sunday school class breakfast we rotate who brings breakfast and it's our week.

Sunday I'll attend church by myself :( and then go home and probably head to the gym, clean up whatever mess didn't get cleaned up in the kitchen from the night before watch way too many episodes of Glee, and then work on the trim painting project that is currently taking over my life. :)

Hubs probably won't be home til Thursday so I've got nearly a whole week of being alone to deal with anyone have any good chick flick movie suggestions?
Later Alligators..

Mrs. A

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mrs. A versus the june bugs!

So you'd think being born in June and all I'd have this innate ability to ignore june bugs umm no not so much. They are the bane of my existence! They are just plain creepy they make that awful buzzing noise when the fly and the tend to go precisely where I don't want them to go IE in my house.

So last night I was sweeping our front porch for what seems like the 100th time in the last week or so (mental note to self big tree equals random debris on porch anytime the wind blows)  and a june bug flies right in my house so I run inside fight with it and I think it's disappeared so I go back to my sweeping and finish up. All's well that ends well right? WRONG!!

Fast forward 30 minutes or so and I'm standing at our kitchen sink looking out our window with a big sink full of soapy water and that darn june bug (I'm convinced it was the same one) makes another appearance this time flying way to close to my face BLECH!! So I did what any girl would do I mindlessly swatted at it all the while yelling at Mr. A to "come kill it" in my squeaky I'm freaked out little girl voice. Mr. A my valliant hero rushes to my aide to kill the big scary june bug he stands in the kitchen looking around for that pesky bug while I stand in the living room repeating "did you kill it yet, did you kill it yet" he walks over to me and says in his sweet I think you're so cute when you act like a baby voice "honey there is no bug" I stomp my feet and whine "yes there was, it flew right at my face and it's icky....... kill it!!" Readers please note bugs and I do not get along and I turn into a whiny baby when faced with them. 

Well all of a sudden Mr. A stops dead in his tracks looks at me and says "honey hold still"  as you can imagine I launched into a myriad of questions "why, what's wrong, what's going on, what are you doing?" slowly Mr. A reaches up and pulls something out of my pony tail. Dear reader I'm sure you can see where this is going but no not me I was totally clueless. So I snap at my dear husband, and say "well now that you've finished grooming me will you please go kill that bug!!" Mr. A calmly looks at me and says "I did"  at which point I realize that icky bug had been in my hair the whole time!

Which led to me dancing around like an idiot convinced I had more bugs in my hair. All this succeeded in doing was getting the dog excited thinking mommy wants to play and well let's just say my husband collapsed into fits of laughter in the kitchen over my neurotic june bug extraction dance going on in the living room that my labrador seemed to think meant "play" and proceeded to knock me over and stand over me proudly as if to say "look daddy I captured her" ah the joys of summer! Can you see why I love the FALL?!!

Please dear readers tell me I'm not the only one who can't stand june bugs.

Later Alligators...

Mrs. A

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

not my favorite holiday

So I'm going to be real instead of posting a belated Happy Father's Day I'm just going to go against the grain and say that Father's Day is not my favorite holiday. To be completely honest it doesn't even scratch the surface of my top ten. My biological father and I haven't spoken since I was 7 and my stepfather left my mom right after I graduated highschool. To say the least the father figures in my life have been less than stellar. But I find solace in the fact that I have a Heavenly Father who can encompass all an earthly father should be and so much more. I have struggled with feelings of bitterness and resentment over missing out on that special bond that a father has with his daughter but I know that God has plans that are bigger than my own and I can trust Him to provide all that I will ever need in a father.

So to end this gloomy note I do have something positive to say about Father's Day, and that is that I have a fabulous Father In Law without whom I wouldn't have my amazing husband. It was his relationship with his son that made Mr. A the man I married so for that I'm thankful and blessed.

Later Alligators..

Mrs. A

Friday, June 11, 2010

happy news and the summer blahs.

First off by popular request here's the cheeseburger cake I made for a dear friend's husband's b-day :)

I have been a real blogging slacker lately as life and it's complications weigh on my mind. I still love my little peice of the internet, but it has become difficult lately to post as there are just things that don't need to be voiced here. 

In happy news my mom gets a break from chemo treatments and blood tests. At her doctor's visit yesterday the team decided she was strong enough to get a 3 month break from treatments. She is over the moon excited and so am I. We're having a girl's day this Saturday afternoon to celebrate. I am seeing a visit to our favorite little cupcake bakery downtown in our future! This break couldn't have come at a better time. We thank God for His goodness and graciously accept our 3 month reprieve.

 Mr. A and I joined our hometown's community center last weekend and they have open gym night, and for our date night tonight we're going to go play a little one on one basketball. Mr. A will probably school me but it'll still be a nice break from the stress of everyday life. Since we're both moping around lamenting the end of the NBA playoffs and realizing we now have 2 months to wait until college football season which by far is both of our fave time of the year we decided to just make our own games for a while :).

Saturday starts bright and early with cake class I absolutely love teaching cake and find I learn more teaching it than I did when I was the student :) After class I'm picking up mom for our Girl's Day extravaganza.

 I have a confession to make Mr. A and I have missed church for 4 Sunday's in a row we've either had something going on or overslept so I am beyond thrilled that Sunday we will make Sunday school and church services I am thrilled that we're getting back to a regular routine that includes church I miss it when we don't go. After services our Sunday school group Oasis is meeting for lunch together and fellowship we are so lucky and blessed with this group and I feel like I haven't seen them in forever so I'm thrilled to get to spend some time with them. After lunch we're meeting our friends Mr. and Mrs. D and their puppy Tito at the dog park with our baby girl Missy.

So now a question to all you wonderful bloggie lovelies, anyone who knows me knows that I am not a summer girl I am an autumn girl through and through so I often feel I have to make an extra effort to enjoy myself in the summer and I'm going to do that anyone have any tips on fun things we can do this summer to keep ourselves entertained?

Later Alligators.....

Mrs. A

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quarter Century

That's Right I turned 25 today. Officially a quarter century old.

The day started off great with sweet gifts from Mr. A he got me the Glee soundtracks Volume 2 & 3 I already had 1, and the season 1 DVD. I got to work greeted by my lovely friend's beautiful strawberry shortcake :) which happens to be my fave. I'm being taken out tonight but I don't know where I was told it's a surprise. I got some pretty green things from my secret pal at work, my fave soda and candy bar from another co-worker and the coolest birdhouse ever from my boss. So far 25 has been fabulous :)

Later Alligators..

Mrs. A