Someone needs to give me serious blogging lessons...I read everyone else's blogs and I am so blown away by the design on their pages. I can't even figure out how to put captions by the photos I want, and things seem to creep into different places than I intend them to. ARGHHHH! Actually, I'm sure I could learn a LOT if I would just google some sites and read them. That's SO HARD, though. I want someone to show me!
I've been scanning photos in ALL DAY--till I feel kind of crazy. Then I uploaded them on to my facebook page, so go have a peek. Just as a tantalizer, I'll post one here. Gerald and Aleath always felt more like parents than in-laws to me. I guess I have to say that Darwin's whole family felt like mine...his sisters are my sisters, and his baby brother Dean is my baby brother, too. I loved them all before I even married him!!! But when you look at his senior picture, you can see why I fell for him, too!
Well, why not? Julianne asked me to post my Christmas wish list. Let's just get world peace out of the way first, okay? Here is my totally selfish, ME, ME, ME wish list: *Memory foam slippers for my polio infested tootsies, to soothe them at the end of a long school day on my feet... *Hair products (cool ones), like deep strength moisturizers, etc. *A manicure with the tricky Magif stuff to make my nails shine with glee... *Earrings - light ones, but CUTE ones. Oh, how I like them, even if my ears don't! *Refills on my Bare Minerals makeup - just the basic one *Wonderful, comfy shoes - black ones - to wear to work *Any beautiful music - mixes from my kids who have great music libraries *Select movies - Nacho Libre (I AM a sucker for Jack Black!); Any of my favorite musicals in blue ray or high def (My Fair Lady, Fiddler On the Roof, Music Man)Mama Mia, *Scriptures - a quad *Any good Church history books that I don't have *A VERY COOL 2009 calendar *iPod - I want this a LOT, since my old one appears to be dead *Microsoft Office suite 2007 for my downstairs computer *Photo software - Adobe Photo???? *All the windows in my house washed till they shine like the top of the Chrysler building!!!! *A sewing machine, since Juje is taking hers to school, selfish girl! *Home-cooked meal cooked by people other than me!!!! *My very own house elf - that would take care of it. *A cheese cutter *Free time to read!!!! *Last, but not least...some Pizza Factory pizza! (See image!) Oh, how I do love to take pictures of food!
I finally took the plunge...and had my hair streaked, highlighted, whatever you want to call it. My gray roots are just too noticeable in the brown that I've been used to all my life (except for one brief fling as a blonde about 10 years ago). My current plan is to gradually lighten, until I'm a gray grandma. Then maybe I'll have low-lights put in. We'll see how much my students freak out at walking in my classroom and seeing me age 10 years overnight! See what you think.
I love people: Old ones, young ones, and all ages in-between. If you are a person and you are reading this, guess what? I LOVE YOU, you lucky dog! I adore my family most of all...and can I just say right here that grandkids really ARE the best? I am married to Darwin Gifford. Since there's only one of this wonderful man, you're out of luck. I got him first. We've been married 40 years now, and they truly are the best years of my life. We were blessed with 7 super-intelligent, talented and loving children: Aaron, Andrew, Katie, Janna, Shauna, Kendall, and Julianne.