Archive for May 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I know, it's hard to believe! He's been with us for 10 years, through thick and thin. In the early days we used to share an office together.
We had a chance to say a few words of appreciation for a job well done, remembering how much change we've seen both at Darvonda and in all our lives over the last 10 years. The ladies are trying to figure out who they are going to ask to refill the toilet paper or replace the handsoap in the bathroom once Plumber Boy is gone........We wish Plumber Boy much success in his new venture and we'll be over to lend a hand if he ever needs it.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Have I mentioned yet how much I get to travel? I am so hooked on travelling, it isn't funny. I get to go to some wild and far out places to look for new ideas for the business all the time. Can you say "DREAM JOB"?
I put together a little love balad in honor of my love of travel......just for my blogger peeps. It sure is a BEAUTIFUL LIFE!
Don't forget to drop on down to Hooked on Houses for Hooked on Fridays. Click here http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/05/28/hooked-on-old-houses/
Also, check out the Inspired Room for her "It's a beautiful life" Friday. I just love hearing about people who are counting their blessings :) click here http://theinspiredroom.net/2009/05/28/sweet-escape-in-your-own-backyard/
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I love the show Jon and Kate plus 8. The kids and I watch it together. I feel like it's a window into the "way we were" when my kids were little. So much chaos......and yet so much fun. I am very sad to hear that Jon and Kate have hit a rough patch in their marriage. Do you know what I'm talkin' about, blogger peeps?
I wish I could sit down with them and have a little chat. I'm not sure Kate would listen much to my advice but really, who am I to give advice anyway?
The Big Guy really feels for poor Jon. He was really affected by the season premier show. He doesn't want to watch with us anymore.
I wish I could have the following conversation with Kate:
"If you really want to do the best thing for your kids, then you need to re-focus on your husband. If you love HIM, automatically the kids will be healthy and happy. Enough with the big birthday parties and the matching outfits. Go out and spoil your HUSBAND with all that attention instead!"
I know, it's just a TV show but, I see it all the time. We ladies start having kids and our focus shifts from being a soulmate to being a mom. That's hard on the men. They hate playing second fiddle. They want us to give them some "me" time or they start to pout.
Now, I don't know if you've heard about Jodi, Kate's sister-in-law who is trying to get them to stop filming the show and let the kids grow up in private. I see her point. It must be hard to have cameras around all the time. Just ask my kids. I'm always filming and taking pictures and then putting it on my blog. Jodi thinks that's exploitation...........uh oh........I've been exploiting everyone I know. I exploit my sister.........I exploit my daughter's wedding.......I exploit all my children........I even exploit FISH!
Time to re-think my blogging habits.
In the meantime, I really, really hope Jon and Kate take a long, relaxing vacation.......just the 2 of them.......to re-connect with their roots.
How about you? Are you hoping the same thing?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Next we have Mini Me, 15 going on 21. We call her Mini Me because......well......she reminds me of someone I know.......ME! Artistic, outgoing, rambunctious, mischievious, bubbly. When Mini Me is in the room, you know it. The only thing we don't share is a love for sports and high heals.........she loves sports.........I love high heels.........she wouldn't be caught dead in pumps.........I wouldn't be caught dead playing soccer. Regardles, one day, Mini Me and I are going into business together to start a film animation company that gives Disney and Pixar a run for their money! She plays the Violin, electric guitar, piano and.........harmonica. She's another 1/3 of the Rat Pack.And then there's Danny Boneduce. When he was small, we all fawned over him. He was just the cutest little kid with his pudgy little cheeks and snow white hair. When he first started playing cello we thought it was so sweet! Who can resist a little chubby cheeked little dutch boy wearing a suit and playing a cello?!Oh, so much has changed since those days long ago. Now he's the youngest brother to two older sisters who, in his opinion, cramp his style. At 14, he knows all, sees all and is completely indestructable. Intelligent, athletic, musical, comical all rolled into one. He is particularly concerned about his hair, I must say. His hair obsession started long ago in his very early youth. One day he found a scissor and cut his hair straight down to the scalp. I had to get a buzz cut to fix the mess and........ever since then.......his hair is a top priority. I have found myself buying some very expensive GEL lately so that his "faux hawk" turns out just perfect. Danny Boneduce makes up the final 1/3 of our Milner based Rat Pack.Now, just in case you got the impression that this Rat Pack is not a serious musical group capable of entertaining classical music lovers the world over, don't let their outward appearance fool you. The proof is in the following video, shot this past saturday. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the entertaining stylings of the Milner Rat Pack........
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Ok blogger peeps, you are not going to BELIEVE the metamorphosis around here........we've gone from one very full, bursting at the seams greenhouse just 30 days ago to one very empty, clean as a whistle facility! Spring bedding plant sales have been just great and I'm here to tell you that in spite of a whole bunch of unexpected things like hiring a new logistics guy..........http://thegreenhousediaries.blogspot.com/2009/04/pizza-should-be-considered-food-group.html
And last but not least, we check out Sight 1.