Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Do you think sex education should come from the parents, the school, or a mix of both?
Hmmm, this is a good one. Ideally, I think it should come from parents. I also know that, sadly, some parents can't or won't handle this stuff with their kids, whether it's because they are uncomfortable with it, or they just don't know how to handle it. Hell, some really just don't have the information themselves! So, in cases like that, I prefer the kids get something from school, instead of getting NO information.
As I sit here typing, there is a storm raging outside my kitchen window. I LOVE it!! We're supposed to get several inches of snow today. Luckily, Stud didn't have class today (some kind of faculty meeting day) so at least he won't be driving around in this mess. I just hope Magnum isn't outside right now, at his parents', trying to shovel. There's no point in doing anything right now, since it's still coming down like crazy.
My sister and I were on the phone for a while today, trying to take care of some stuff for my daddy's party, which is a week from Sunday. Man, that snuck up on us! We still have to figure out what the hell we're doing for centerpieces and decorations. We also want to put together some photos of my dad, probably in some kind of slide show, that we can play at the party.
The sweet table is all taken care of, though, thanks to our awesome family. (Italians can NOT have a party without a sweet table!) My brother's girlfriend is going to be bringing her chocolate fountain, along with all the yummies to dip in it. You may remember she did that for my niece's 18th birthday party.
A couple of weeks ago, one of our cousins (on my dad's side) called to ask if she could basically take care of the sweet table as her gift to my dad. Now, let me tell you, this particular cousin is the Cookie Queen in our family. I could do an entire post about her mad skills, so suffice it to say, we were thrilled! She's making about 5 or 6 different kinds of cookies. She probably already started baking because the things she makes are very labor intensive. Many of them are traditional Italian sweets, and all of them are definitely labors of love! I've been stressing since she called because I'm terrified that I'm not going to be able to resist nibbling at least one of each of whatever she makes! The things she makes are ONLY made by her, so we don't get to enjoy them very often. She does NOT share recipes. They are all his mother's, who also did NOT share recipes. Well, except with her daughter! If you asked my aunt for a recipe, she would just say, "Oh, you like those? Oh, ok, I'll make you some!" Next thing you know, you'd have several dozen treats at your door. So, yeah, we're pretty damn excited that this will be her gift. =)
Yesterday, another cousin (this one on my mom's side) called to say she'd like to take care of the cake for the party. What the hell?! As it stands right now, we'll be enjoying a half yellow cake with cannoli filling/half chocolate cake with strawberry and/or banana filling, all frosted in whipped cream. Well, I hope just the guests will be enjoying it, and that I'll be able to have some willpower. Although, damn I love me some cannoli-filled cake! =(
While we were on the phone (for over an hour!) my sister sent me some pictures. One is of my oldest niece in the outfit she'll probably be wearing to the party. I think she looks pretty cute. Then again, I may be a bit biased. That's her puppy, Charlie, in her arms. (And ignore the pile of towels waiting to be folded on my sister's couch!)
Anyway, here are just a couple of shots of basically one corner of the room.
She had this great idea to create a vanity out of a mirror and a decorative shelf a friend gave her. She covered the top with decorative contact paper. She also gave a facelift to some framed prints she had, so they would match. You can see one there on the left. I love the Princess decal on the wall, too!
I suppose I should go do something around here, since I won't be venturing out in this storm. Maybe some laundry or something? Don't be jealous of my glamorous life, now! I did start a crockpot full of meatballs in tomato sauce before I sat down to post, and the kitchen is starting to smell yummy! But, this blustery weather is kinda making me crave chili. Maybe I'll make a pot of that, too. Then I won't have to cook for a couple of days, right? Yeah, right! You've never seen Stud eat! Gotta love a teenage boy's ability to pack it away.
Oo, speaking of my Stud Muffin, I've been meaning to post this silly picture for a week now. The other day he came home from class with this for his mommy.
Ok, NOW I'm going to go do something. See you tomorrow. =)
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