Monday, April 7, 2008

What's In A Name??????

Penny the Queen had a link to this site to take the quiz that reveals the meaning of one's name. She & I have alot of the same characteristics----go figure!!!

So----my name is Pamela, which is as follows!!!

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

I guess, maybe, ok, it does sound alot like me. I don't know about that relaxed bit---however, I DO like to relax!

You too can find the meaning of your name at:

It's getting ready to STORM!!!! I mean really STORM!!! There is thunder and lightining, and rumbling. Hail is on the horizon. Rain is a sure thing. I'm going to get under the covers, watch a little more TV and enjoy sleeping through the storm.

I really like storms. Always have. Love the sound of rain. No, I don't enjoy when people have to suffer cause of them, but there is nothing more soothing than the sound of rain falling. And I love hearing the rumble of thunder. Lightining amazes me. I plan to relax and enjoy!!!

More later bloggies. Have a restful night!!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Snips, Snails and Polka Dots!!!

Guess who I played with this weekend???? Yes Hank came to spend Saturday, Saturday night & Sunday. Oh, his mom and dad came also!! His dad had to spend all day studying both days (he's in nursing school!), so daughter and Hank came and played. The weather was great, and we had a super fun time. He's here with Natalie, the neighbor of my in-laws. Natalie & her parents also attend church with us, and we have become quite good friends. Natalie's dad built her this "super jungle gym" with a slide at each end, a covered sandbox, playhouse with windows (this is where they are sitting), and swing area. Hank had the best time. They found a large worm, and Hank kept talking about the "snake"!!

I really like side photos of kids "being kids". This is Hank playing in the sandbox (no kidding, duh???), and having the best time. We had to bribe him to leave. Luckily Natalie had a "tractor" she had outgrown, and gave it to Hank, so we had that to bribe him to leave with!!!

This is the wedding cake I delivered on Saturday. I always have this FEAR of the cake falling over and onto the floor the minute I drive away! I didn't receive a phone call today, blasting me, so it must have stayed upright. It just makes me so dadgummed nervous!!!

Polka dots she said. Black polka dots. And a turquoise ribbon. Hearing it, it sounds rather bizarre, but it turned out just gorgeous. At least I thought the colors worked well together.

This is the little cake I make for them to cut and feed one another. They can take the picture with the large cake, to look like they are cutting into it, but it's so difficult to cut from the standing cake and feed the large layers to one another, so I came up with the idea to make a "mini" cake for them to feed one another. It sets behind the wedding cake, so no one else sees it.

And this is the groom's cake. Hmmmm--well, I don't pick the theme for this one. It was a replica of his car, and he emailed me a photo and said to do a "cartoon" type image. Hmmm, well I hope he was pleased with this!!!

Saturday night we grilled steaks for Hank, his parents and our son. It was a fun evening, sitting around the dinner table, watching my grown children converse, and interact with Hank. Can't believe the time has gone so quickly! It should still be MY son in the high chair. The second generation really does make you want to slow down time.

Well, as you can tell, it was a busy family weekend. Next weekend is just as busy, as I have a luncheon to prepare and serve, and then a social function I must attend.

So maybe housework will come the last weekend!!!

Oh yes, AND next Sunday I want to go to a book signing. Trisha Yearwood has published a cookbook which got a really good write up in the paper. I do collect cookbooks, and this one sounds good, and I'll get to actually see Trisha and her mom and her sister. I had quite a beef with Trisha for quite sometime, but many things have happened publicly with Garth's ex-wife, and shown a light on her true self. So I will forgive Trisha and buy her book. Plus, I do think she sings real pretty & she's pretty & not pencil thin--I really like that in a gal!!!

Back to work tomorrow! Best get some rest from this point in the evening on!!!

Have a great end of the weekend evening!!!