Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2 Days and Counting...

I'm excited, nervous, and can't believe how quickly the last 3 weeks have gone, since we decided to open the studio! There's still so much to do, and things to get ready for our grand opening. It's going to be a busy couple of days. But it's going to be worth it!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Women??? Seriously?

So I take my oldest daughter out shopping today. She's been doing a ton of babysitting, and hasn't felt 100% health wise on top of it. I owe her - big time. We head to Goodwill to try to scrounge up some stuff for her Halloween costume. She's wanting to be a punk rocker (I'm thinking 80's, she's thinking 90'-now). I pull her over to some obnoxious belts, and her cart is taking up a bit of room, but not completely blocking things.

So this guy - older, not clean cut, but not grungy gross either - comes towards where we're standing. Doesn't pause, doesn't say excuse me, just wiggles his empty cart in between the rack and ours, bumping into it (repeatedly)and making a ton of noise. And as he walks by, he mutters "women". I did a double take, and had to think to make sure I had heard him correctly. A nice lady (who he also walked by) comes up to my stunned self and asks if we heard him. "Women? How about men?".

No, not men. RUDE men. And I wasn't quiet about it. I hope he heard me, is embarrassed, and thinks next time before he acts like an ass. But I doubt it. Rude men don't care about what others think.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Studio Grand Opening!!

Karen Bove and Allison Streeter are proud and excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of our new studio!

OPEN HOUSE

110 W. Indiana Avenue, Deland

Friday, October 24, Noon to 8

Saturday, October 25, 9 to 4


Stop in to say hello, check out our beautiful new location and take advantage of our Grand Opening Specials.




Monday, October 6, 2008

time and music

I heard this song this morning, one that I would belt out at as loud as I could driving down the road 15 years ago. It had a meaning to me then, and as I tried to sing along this morning, it still had meaning. The meaning has changed with time, more important, more scary, and not just about me anymore.

4 Non Blondes

What's Up Lyrics


Twenty - five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination
And I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
For whatever that means
And so I cry sometimes
When I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out
What's in my head
And I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning
And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream at the top of my lungs
What's going on?
And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what's going on?
Ooh, ooh ooh
And I try, oh my god do I try
I try all the time, in this institution
And I pray, oh my god do I pray
I pray every single day
For a revolution
And so I cry sometimes
When I'm lying in bed
Just to get it all out
What's in my head
And I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning
And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream at the top of my lungs
What's going on?
And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what's going on?
Twenty - five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

Friday, October 3, 2008

Newborns aren't supposed to stand by themselves

Somebody want to explain to me why my baby is standing here next to me with 2 toys in his hands, and not holding on to anything? He's no where near old enough to be doing that, if you ask me!

Yes, I'm in extreme denial that my baby is growing up. A friend pointed out that in less than a month in a half, he'll be one. I'm no longer on speaking terms with her!

It hasn't been long enough. Wasn't it just yesterday that he was born? If he keeps going at this rate, he'll be driving in a few weeks! I'm just not ready. I never am. You'd think that after 7 kids, I'd have a way to make them stay little longer, but nothing I've tried works. I made Alannah promise to not grow up, and she lied to me. Can you believe that? I was shocked too.

Can someone please tell my baby to slow down?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Things I learned today

1. It's stilll dark at 6:30am here.

2. The extra large soda drunk at 8pm to keep you awake to finish your math homework the night before is still in effect at 6:30am.

3. When you're tired from only 5 hours of sleep, all the things you have planned for the day seem impossible and daunting.

4. Kissing sweet fat baby necks first thing in the morning makes all bad things go away.