JUDY FROM THE BLOCK

JUDY FROM THE BLOCK

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Retro wifey, mommy to a princess, editor, PETA fanatic, and I Love Lucy!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WE HAVE A VERDICT, NOW HEAR JUDGE PASTOR'S SENTENCING!

We will always remember...






















The Best Tribute To "MJ" By John Mayer...



My Favorite Song by Mike...



We Love You, Mike.

Monday, November 28, 2011

THANKFUL BLESSINGS


THANKSGIVING 2011

It was a small Thanksgiving at The Camel House.  We had some friends come by later that night for dessert, after they left her parents house; but for the most part, it was just me, the hubby and Desi all day. 

My Two Very Thankful Blessings:


I cooked the dinner and desserts.  It was the first time I didn't have to cook for an army or two.  It felt kinda weird at first, but later, and leftover wise, it was GREAT!  I made some "traditionals" from my side of the family.


You will note there is NO veggie -
My daughter and my husband act like a veggie is the plague -
so I just didn't bother : /
(unless cranberry sauce counts :)










Small blessings are the "BIGGEST" by far!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, too.


Monday, November 21, 2011

From SWEET BABY to MONSTER CHILD!

Day after day we brag and we brag about our little "precious ones."  Well, what about those week's that aren't so "precious!"  I myself am guilty for "over-glamorizing" what motherhood can mean sometimes. 


With that being said, I thought I should show you all what happens to a "precious baby" when they become "Bette Davis" in a horror flick!  Or as daddy calls her, "baby madness I mean BADNESS!"


WHERE'S THE CHARMIN?


LEMME SEE...I CAN CLIMB OUT OF THIS THING, GET DOWN ON MY KNEES AND THEN GET THROUGH THE HOLE....I'M FREE!

GOLDFISH CRACKERS ARE SO FUN TO THROW ALL OVER, TOO BAD MY MEAN OLD MOM THREW EM IN THE GARBAGE AFTER THEY HIT THE FLOOR!  HASN'T SHE EVER HEARD OF THE OLD SAYING "A LITTLE DIRT WON'T HURT?" GEEEEZ!

I JUST HAD TO GET THAT ONE LAST TOY AT THE BOTTOM....GOT IT! NOW I'M SCREAMING BECAUSE I BUMPED MY HEAD!  OH WELL, MOM IS ONLY WORKING SHE HAS NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN TO HOLD ME ALL DAY WHILE I SCREAM!

WHEN I GET THESE CAR KEYS MOM LEFT UP HERE,
I AM OUTTIE G!!


BUSTED!  HEY, I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT 911 MEANT!  I JUST WANTED TO PLAY WITH THE HOME PHONE THAT I STOLE OUT OF MOM AND DAD'S BEDROOM.  WHEW, MOM GOT ME OUT OF TROUBLE!  GLAD I DIDN'T END UP IN THE POKIE!

UHHHHH, NOOOOOO, THAT'S NOT CHOCOLATE! 
I TOOK OFF MY DIAPER AND FOUND THIS BROWN STUFF?!



IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG, LONG, LONG WEEK;
I THINK MOM IS SERIOUS NOW!


SIDEBAR:  Her "Time Out" chair was my first nephew's (it was all blue), who is now in his 30s.  My sister knew I was going to need this at some point in my future.  I decided to get "crafty" (not my forte) with it before Destini's arrival.  A little spray paint, a small can of paint, add a couple of little flowers on each side and I came up with this.....  


And even though I go through all this and much, much more, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! 


JUDY

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

MY 1OOth BLOG! WHAT DID I WRITE ABOUT?


PRINCESS DESI....
 









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As most of you know, our Desi was diagnosed with epilepsy earlier this year.  CLICK HERE TO READ
 
It was the hardest thing I've ever witnessed and been through, except for my mother and father dying.
 
Watching your daughter have an "attack," and you can't help them, is more than a mom can take. 
 
I am so pleased to tell you all what a HUGE progress Desi has made in the last few months.  Since beginning her medication and titrating to the correct dosage over time, it is like we have a new child.  We really had no idea how much the epilepsy was hindering our baby. 
 
 
In just a matter of a couple of months, she has learned to run, put words together and almost sentences.  It's like her speech just "accelerated" into overdrive in such a short time.  She can say "I love you," which is something a mom never tires from hearing!
 
Everything right now is, UM NO!  No matter what question you ask her, it's UM NO; and a very abrupt UM NO with a head nod!  Let's hope that is just a phase...
 
I am amazed at her progress, and so thrilled for HER that she has been able to "catch up."   



I LOVE YOU, BABY GIRL!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

TEN (10) YEARS OF MARRIAGE!


SHE GETS DIAMONDS OF COURSE!! 

I ALWAYS GET DIAMONDS.  I ONCE TOLD MR. CAMEL HOW MUCH I LOVE DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY, WELL HE CERTAINLY TOOK THAT TO HEART. 

I AM NOT COMPLAINING MIND YOU; DIAMONDS ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND!



I LOVE THEM, HONEY! 


AND ALL I GOT HIM WAS A NEW LEATHER WALLET; THAT'S JUST PLAIN WRONG NOW ISN'T IT?  IN MY DEFENSE, HE NEEDED A NEW ONE AND HE DID MENTION IT THE WEEK BEFORE OUR ANNIVERSARY....SOOOOO, HE GOT A WALLET! 

Sometimes gifts come in a different package.  I am one who thinks that "words" mean more than a gift...

In the 10 years of marriage, he has been generous when I felt I wasn't deserving; he has been kind when I wasn't so kind back; he was patient when I was on a "hormone rant and rave," and just let me go off anyway; and for the time I burnt the meatloaf, but you NEVER complained and ate it anyway; or when I come to bed and even though you are watching something on TV, you hand me the remote control so I can watch whatever I want; when you say "I Love You" before you leave the house, ALWAYS; for the times you had plans, but stayed home because I was sick; for giving me Destini and making me a mom; and that even after all these years, for the days you were so tired from working a long day yet still came home and gave me a massage and let me rest while you take care of the baby. 

The list goes on and on.  I think what I am trying to say is, I am not even half the person you are.  I am a spoiled brat who sometimes forgets what she has right in front of her.  Not because I want to, but because I am more selfish than you, and yet and still, you LOVE ME!

So, here's to many more years of memories.  After all, I just told the world that you are the ONLY person who could put with me : )



Saturday, November 5, 2011

TWO RECIPES: BOTH WORTH HAVING!


BLUEBERRY STREUSEL CAKE  


 
BASIL & PROVOLONE SALAD

JUST CLICK ON EACH AND PRINT