Friday, May 30, 2008

Fun Friday

Let me leave you with these lyrics. Today is my first official day! SCHOOOOOLLLL's OUT FOR SUMMMMMA!

Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin all that noise
'Cause they found new toys
Well we can't salute ya
Can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya
That's a drag

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks

Well we got no class
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can't even think of a word that rhymes

School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks

Out for summer
Out till fall
We might not go back at all

School's out forever
School's out for summer
School's out with fever
School's out completely


Am I a LOSER? tell me. My hubby goes out with his friends every Thursday night. So who wants to sit at home all alone? Most of my friends have babies or are "too old" to go out and rockstar with me on Thursday nights. So last night I went BY MYSELF. Yep, first time see Sex and the City. I must say I think I was the oldest person there. It was at 12:01 am. It was a bunch of like twenty-something girls. But it was packed and funny. I definitely was not staying at home and I tried to find some takers but no one wanted to go that late with me. What a bunch of woosies! I think the movie was cute but it was 2 1/2 hours I did not get home until after hubby! And when he called I could not answer because I was at a movie!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Edisto Shrimp

Tonight's dinner included some shrimp from Edisto my parents brought back to us from their weekend at the beach. I found a good way to cook them:
It was called " Louis Lagarde" Shrimp. And I am impressed with my recipe. Apparently he was a famous colonel who wrote a book about Gunshot Injuries back in the day. So maybe it will make ya shot someone it is so spicy. Actually it was pretty damn spicy (had cayenne pepper) in it. I found it in my 'Pon Top Edisto cookbook I have and it was good with some french bread (to sop up ya sauce with) and some cheese grits and some roasted green beans (my new favorite...I could eat them EVERY night!!!!)
Here are what the leftovers look like:
If you want the recipe, let me know! :)

Well, here it is:
Louis Legarde Shrimp

½ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
½ teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon thyme
1 pound large shrimp in shell
¼ cup white wine

Combine butter and spices in a skillet and heat.
Add shrimp and wine. Cook until shrimp turn pink about 3 minutes.
Serve with crusty French bread for dunking in sauce.

Remember: spicy and fun!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Watch Out Martha

Watch out Martha, Here I Come!!!!!!

Just kidding. But I am very impressed with my wine cork wreath! Whatcha think? I mean I think I could start a little business (ha!) but it was rather easy thanks to my cousin's wife who gave me a whole bag of corks (they are caterers)....but it took a whole lotta hot glue, too! My ribbon is a little off centered...but oh well!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my Daddy! Today is his 63rd birthday and he is celebrating at the beach! We all celebrated on Thursday night. But that means I will be celebrating my 33rd soon. YIKERS! He is such a character, too, if you don't know my dad. He is the life of the party sometimes and loves to tell a good dirty joke or "story" as we call it. You think he is telling you a story that happened to him and it ends up being a joke! Ha!

He hadn't had such a good birthday month either because his aunt (who had a part in raising him) passed away on Mother's Day. We are all still sad about that.

So Happy Birthday to Dad! I love you!
(PS He doesn't know how to even get on the internet so my mom will have to show him this!)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Po Po

Yep, the Po Po came banging on my door Friday night. But it wasn't a stripper...for my lingerie shower. I had a lingerie shower at my house for my cousin and apparently someone had illegally parked in front of my house? WHAT? Yeah, that's what I said. Well my cousin's groom to be heard over the scanner (he works for his dad's liquor store some nights) and heard that they were going to my house. Some stupid neighbor must have called. Because then one neighbor was "pretending" to do yard work at 10:30 at night. Whatever!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thirsty Thursday

Well, from this pic you might think it is Thirsty Thursday. (Actually was a shower, Low Country Boil, for my cousin that is getting married in June....very soon! )Amanda and Linda drinking it up!
Some of the floral arrangements.
Pam and her hubby
Dad giving all smiles!
Cousin Jen (Bride-to-Be) and Pam
My momma and my hubby
Jen and her soon to be Groom
An oxymoron (my hubby and the sheriff!)
The yummy food!
Gift time....

We had a good time eating some food, drinking some adult beverages, and socializing. This was almost a month ago. I forgot they were on my camera! :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Very Sad Day

Judge Iree W. Pope
Me and Iree
Iree (in the suit) and me in the Pink pants and more family on some holiday

Mother's Day was a very sad day in my family. It started out very nice because my new mother-in-law had lunch for everyone (including my sister and parents). Then right after lunch my mom's cell phone rang. It was the dreaded call. Although it was expected but I just did not want it to happen. My great-aunt (more of a grandmother to me) passed away. She had battled Alzheimer's for the past 10 years. Last Monday she went to Heartland Hospice (here in Augusta, great place by the way) and she did not even eat or drink anything for a week. Her heart was strong! She started that labored breathing on Saturday so we knew it was close. She was like a mother to my dad and like a grandmother to me so maybe her dying on Mother's Day was a good thing.

I used to spend every weekend or most anyway with her and her husband, Otto. They loved me dearly. We would drive around in his convertible Cadillac and he would "bump" people as he called it. Man, he would get arrested these days for that! Or maybe he was just pretending for my sake!? I would love to ask him now. Maybe one day! Her husband called her tickle-britches! How sweet is that? They loved us they even gave us a piano and bought us anything we wanted. In college Iree would send me money and tell me to "buy a pretty dress!" Because...she wore high heels and dressed up every day of her life (except the last few months).

She was a probate judge her in town for 40 years. I work help her "work" and I remember getting $20. That was huge back then. Read below for her obituary. Although she has not really "known" (recognition but not my name) me in the last 5 years she would still tell me that she loved me. Actually one time I told her who I was because she couldn't tell me my name and she said, "You must be related to me! " "Yep, I sure am!" I said.

The last thing she said to me (she wasn't talking at hospice) was Bye, Iree. I real loud said BYE Iree before I left the hopsital and she repeated what I said! :)

Tonight is the visitation and I am probably not going to hold up real well. I don't do well with things like this!

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Judge Iree W. Pope, 91, entered into rest on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at Heartland Hospice, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Westover Memorial Park, with Father Michael Lubinski officiating. Born July 26, 1916, in Screven County, Georgia, Rose Iree Williams left the farm and moved to Augusta, Georgia, under the watchful eye of her brother, W. E. "Bill" Williams, until she married Otto W. Pope. Judge Pope began her public service as a typist with the Richmond County Court of Ordinary, now Probate Court, on April 15, 1943. She became Clerk of the Court of Ordinary on November 15, 1947 and was later elected Judge and served from January 1, 1957 until February 16, 1998. She was re-elected to office ten "10" times and only had opposition once. Her term, of active service as Judge, lasted for more than 40 years. Pursuant to Georgia Law, she became Judge Emeritus, of the Probate Court, in February of 1998. Judge Pope attained, heretofore, un-reached positions, for a woman. She was the first woman elected Judge of any court, in Richmond County, Georgia, was the first woman in Georgia to serve on the Board of Directors, of a Federal Savings and Loan Association, Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, the first county official, to record by microfilm and the first county official to facilitate live television coverage, of election returns. She was also the only woman to serve on the Georgia Election Laws Study Committees, appointed by Governor Marvin Griffin and by Governor Ernest Vandiver and to serve on the Constitutional Revision Committee, appointed by Governor Carl Sanders. Her public and political activities included the following: member, secretary and treasurer of the Ordinaries Association of Georgia, secretary of the County Officers Association of Georgia, Vice President of the local Democratic Party and member of the State Democratic Executive Committee. Her public civic activities included the following: President of the Augusta Area Mental Health Association, Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Quota Club International. She was a member of the Advisory Committee of Half-Way House, Augusta Area Mental Health Association, Director, Secretary and Treasurer of Augusta Richmond County Law Library. Judge Pope, for many years, engaged in fund raising activities for the Cancer Fund and the United Way. Judge Pope is listed in the 6th Edition of Whose Who in American Women. Judge Pope was preceded in death by her husband, Otto W. Pope and her brother W. E. "Bill" Williams. Survivors include her nephews, William J. Williams and wife, Brenda R. Williams, W. Robert Williams and wife, Ann C. Williams, C. Thomas Williams and wife, Emily Williams, Harold Sullivan and Charles Pope, all of Augusta, niece Joan Mura and husband, Ryan Mura, of Atlanta, great nieces and nephews, Jennifer W. Neal, Amanda B. Williams, William Walker, Henry Williams, Ginger Sitler, Andrea Armstrong, Michele Durand, Robert Williams, Laura DeVoe and Carter Williams, sisters in law, Lorine B. Williams and Virginia Pope. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Platt's Crawford Avenue. Pallbearers will be Judge Daniel J. Craig, Judge Richard A. Slaby, Patrick J. Rice, Larry I. Smith, James F. Findlay and Edward B. Stalnaker. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Richmond County Judiciary, members of Augusta Bar Association and Richmond County Probate Court staff. If so desired memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

CincoDe Mayo Aftermath

Just wondering if anyone else last night had too many margaritas? I had two and was only planning on having one. Hubby and sister thought I needed another. But let me tell you, I have discovered BC powder and that stuff works! I don't like that chalky stuff but it is soooo worth it. Especially when your assistant is out and you have 17 kids ready for summer vacation!

Above are the only pics I took all night. We went "mexican" joint hopping! One place even had bull-riding. NO, I did not partake in it last night. But check out my first sister apparently had too many margaritas. She even said it was like her "Christmas" yesterday. Little does she remember me taking the picture of her busting her arse. Oh well let's see how long it takes her to check out my blog! :) Happy Cinco de Margarita!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Surcie for Myself

So I guess I left some of you hanging and wondering what was in my Tiffany's blue box? Well, I got myself a "j" necklace. Of course, it was from Freddie but I had to order it myself. I actually printed it off the internet and told him it to get it for me. He gave me some cash $$$. I ordered the necklace. Guess that means I get what I want, right? So whatcha think about my new necklace??? I told him he is supposed to get me a present every 23rd (our wedding date) of each month until the first anniversary. He just laughs. I have tried to convince him of this and some of his friends. NO ONE believes me! MEN!