24 May 2009

High School Musical?

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Vincent Grad 036,
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Not really...but my cool nephew, the first grandchild in the family, graduated high school this past weekend and we are so proud of him. He's a Merit Scholar and a great kid! Didn't get nearly enough photos...

09 May 2009

Please Release Me

Listening to my mom singing Elvis Presley 'Are You Lonesome Tonight, with her precious Filipino aksent. Earlier she sang 'Release Me' and I couldn't help but appreciate that her karaoke book lists the artist as "Englebert Hamperdick". Must've been a woman who edited that list.

Out of Order

We should have gone to the new IKEA FIRST, then had our full body massages and pedicures. Instead we spent the morning at Indulgence Day Spa and after a quick trip to the Asian market, we headed to IKEA. The spa was cool because my sister and mom had both never experienced a full body massage or pedicure. In the end we were glad for the IKEA experience (none of us had been to IKEA before) and our purchases, but were missing the bliss from the day spa.

The Tampa IKEA opened up on Thursday and it was like they opened up a new theme park down here. There were no less than 25 workers and police officers directing traffic for parking and inside was anything but pleasant with the people entering in droves! We were herded into the IKEA cafeteria and were thankful afterwards because we needed the energy to get through the 3 hours we were there. 2 floors of mazes of stuff that would make life so much easier for us. Luckily it was IKEA and not Neiman Marcus. Deanna and I ended up having to stuff our purchases from IKEA and the Asian market into another suitcase for the trip back.

02 May 2009

I Love a Rainy Night (and day)

Mother Nature OBviously didn't want us to play soccer this season! At least 4 games were rescheduled this season mostly due to weather, and today's game was canceled due to rain. Hallelujah! We needed a rain day to catch up on chores.

Here's a list of what was accomplished today instead of showering and running to and fro the soccer complex:
  • A fort was erected in the living room
  • A puppet variety show was given
  • A batch of beer was brewed
  • The kidlet's carpet was steam cleaned
  • Basement was mopped
  • Bathrooms were cleaned
  • Much laundry was done
  • Bills were paid
  • Patches were sewn onto Daisy smock