Monday, October 10, 2011

Vain, 4, and 40...

Right now, as I type this, I am sitting with a Target bag on my head, covering my lovely, ammonia scented hair.  For I am too vain to be gray.  Miss Clariol and I are solving that problem this evening.

School Picture Day is Thursday.

On the plus side:
  1. My hair will (hopefully) look lovely.
  2. I will not look like the weight of the world is on my shoulders thanks to not being the principal anymore.
On the no-plus (also known as negative) side:
  1. The camera adds 10 pounds.  I've already added far more than that.  I do not need extra addage.
  2. I loathe, despise, hate, dread, getting my picture taken.
  3. This will be my last school picture as a "30 something".
What?  Wait.  Did #3 throw you?  Yeah, me too.

Six months from today I will turn....40.

Guess who is not ready for this?

Yeah.  That would be me.

Holy crap!  How did 40 sneak up on me so fast?  And with nothing to show for it?  No husband, no kids.  Just me and a dog.


Today is my niece's birthday.  She is not 40.  She is now FOUR!  Holy crap, again!  Where did the time go??
Happy Birthday Princess D!!!!!!!! :)

(Have you noticed that I tend to bounce around in my posts?  Yeah, me too.)

Guess what I did this past weekend?

Here's a hint:
I went to a pumpkin farm to pick pumpkins!  We had lovely weather this weekend and I just had to take advantage of it!  Here are some more pictures:

And here, because my BFF always complains about the lack of pictures of me on my blog...This one is for you, BFF:
Hehehehehe!  Gotcha!  :)

I had today off, thank you Columbus, and I did not one single thing.

Wait.  That isn't totally true.  I did have plans but they changed last minute.  No problem, I thought.  I will bake.

Total.  Disaster.

I tried a new recipe and it was a FAIL.  I don't normally throw things out when I bake but this time....gag.  Hey, BFF, remember the "Cranberry Cake" disaster?  Yeah.  Gross like that.  Bleck.

I was really disappointed because these cookies had pumpkin in them.

I love pumpkin.  I hate baking failures.

Here is the best picture of the whole weekend:
House is (almost) on.



  1. Can I get through this time???

  2. WHOOHOOOO!!!! After a week of not being able to get my comments to post...sorry about the first post! Nice pic of you BFF! ;oP
    You always look lovely so I can not wait to see the pic!
    On the 40 thing...ummm let's not talk about turning 40!U-G-H!!! But do keep in mind that you have MANY things to show for your almost 40 years here!
    1. I was TOTALLY BLESSED by GOD when He brought you into my life! I have the BEST BFF in the world!!!!
    2. Don't measure your worth in husband and kids. I know how much that means to you, and pray everyday that someone special comes into your life! But you have given so much to the poeple that you love and love you! You will have that family that you have always wanted! I know these things! :o)
    And I can not believe that she is 4!!!
    Wish that I coiuld have gone to pick punkins with ya!
    Bummer on your cookies! But totally ROCK with the pumpkin cheesecake!!! YUMMO!!!
    Always love me some pics of Ms. Raven!!!
    ...Umm...sorry if I hijacked your blog!
    LOVE YA BFF!!!!!
    Lastly look forward to 40 for one reason....I am coming to visit!!!:o)

  3. Dang! My comment was as big as your blog! heehee!!! I-M-I-S-S-Y-O-U!!!!!

  4. 40 is the new 30! Didn't you know?!
    I didn't realize you lived in the DC area!

    I'm staying at Andrews AFB on Thursday night, doing some touring on the Mall on Friday, and will be leaving from Oakton VA on Sunday. Any of those anywhere near you?