Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What I've been up to this week

Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of the blog? I know I do.

This week is Catholic Schools Week, which is kind of like a ghetto version of what would be Spirit Week at your child's school. I say ghetto because it's not as fabulous as one might hope and there are only two of the five days that kids actually get to "dress up" and forego their school uniforms.

Monday was "Super Hero" theme day. So Sunday was my sewing day, because Disco Girl needed a cape.
You must click to enlarge so you can behold the itchy splendor of the silver polka dotted lame' fabric. And how do you like that "D" for Disco Girl handiwork on the shirt? My skill with electric tape knows no bounds.

Tuesday was my Rotisserie Chicken of the week day. I made a delicious Classic Chicken Casserole and chronicled it on my food blog. We had it for dinner again tonight. Scrumptious. Try it.

Saturday was Carlie's school auction. Just got the final numbers today and we earned $117,000 after paying the bills, which is extremely excellent. I spent the day Saturday working on set up at the Hilton. The event was beautiful.

I did three donations this year. One of them is hosting our annual Casino Night party, which will be in April. People sign up for that at the auction and pay to attend. We host it with two other couples and it is always great fun. My second donation was a New Orleans themed basket. OMG I HAVE NOT EVEN TALKED ONCE ABOUT THE SAINTS GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL. Holy Shit. Have you guys heard, THE SAINTS ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL! Behold the wonder of my basket...
The basket is so full of cool shit that you cannot even see the six-pack of Dixie Voodoo Lager, the two bottles of rum, the Cafe Du Monde coffee, the pilsner glasses or the hurricane glasses. The entire thing was packed up in a beverage tub. This basket? Was the bomb.

My third donation is a pot of gumbo delivered to the home of the lucky high bidder on Super Bowl Sunday, you know, so they can enjoy it while THE SAINTS PLAY IN THE EFFING SUPER BOWL.

The auction theme was Midnight Masquerade. I look like shit in this picture. As harsh as I am as my own critic, I can assure you that I did not look this horrible all night. It's just a crappy picture. With my mask on my head. Like a dork.

Because I was on the set up crew, I was at the Hilton from 8:00 a.m. until the event started at 5:00 p.m. At 4:30, I afforded myself the luxury of having my hair professionally done. A team of professional hair doers were set up in the volunteer suite and had appointments booked to beautify party-goers.

$20 per "beauty treatment" (hair do, fake eyelashes or makeup) and they donated a portion of it to the school. So for $20, I got my hair done. IN A PONYTAIL. EXACTLY THE SAME WAY I WEAR IT EVERY FRIGGIN DAY. Lame ass who?

Also, want to know what was really fabulous? I put on my makeup, put on my auction outfit and went into the hair suite. First question, "Do you want us to do you make up for you?" Second question, "What are you wearing to the auction?" Yeah. Awesome.

And also on the "things that kept me away from my blog" front this week, I started my NEW JOB on Monday. And damn it, I forgot to lose 15 pounds so I could fit into my professional wardrobe. Crap! I knew I was forgetting something.

Here's a picture I posted on Facebook as I was leaving for my first day of working for The Man. Do you like my ponytail? I did this one myself. FOR FREE.

Off to visit blogs and see what everyone else has been up to : )


Anonymous said...

Geaux Saints!

Love Disco Girl!

Keetha said...

I want that basket!

The cape for Disco Girl is da bomb.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Ohmygawd. You crack me up.

Love this!

Little Girl Big Glasses said...

Will you please bring me some gumbo on Sunday? Also, I am totally being Disco Girl next Hallowe'en.

Anna See said...

what a week! i have ZERO interest in football but i'm rooting for the saints b/c of you! now if you could only get me some gumbo.

Twisted Susan said...

Dude, the pony tail is a classic, the only way you could screw it up is with a scrunchie.

Anonymous said...

good one! i just added up lots of fresh emo backgrounds on my blog

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

You don't take bad pictures. I think you are gorgeous, really and always. <3