H.I. Ate Us– Or, What I’ve Been up to for the Past Eight Months

H.I. Ate Us?  No he didn’t!

Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging; at least that’s what I’m blaming my eight month, unplanned hiatus on.  It couldn’t be laziness or my incredibly short attention span that’s kept me away from sharing my life on WordPress for the past three-quarters of a year.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, making a mere word is just worth a word, I thought I’d combine the two to let you know what I’ve been up to.




November:  I went through quite a little art phase that began in November and is still going on.  I collage. I paint. I shop at Michael’s.  I make art, not great art, but I think that people at Michael’s probably think I’m Picasso as much as I’m in there!

Look out, Target! Here comes the smooth art stylings of Sprinkles!

December:  In December, my husband made one of my wildest dreams come true!  It involved a bus, the hubs and another man who I hope to one day make my second brother-husband.  Minds out of gutters, dear readers!  My husband took me to Manhattan to see Hugh Jackman on Broadway.  Our seats were close enough for me to see the sweat on his well-chiseled brow.  The whole trip was one of the best times I’ve ever had.

Hooray! There’s the Broadhurst! I’m coming for you, Hugh!

Right before going in. Oh how I wish I’d had the balls to sneak a forbidden photo, or two, inside the theatre, but I know I’m the type who would get caught!

*January:  I couldn’t recount the past eight months without recalling my favorite trashy TV premiers.  VH-1’s Mob Wives premiered in January.  Now repeat after me in your very best Botox inhibited and cigarette induced New Jersey accent:  “You ain’t lived until you’ve seen and heard Big Ang!”  Really, readers, you haven’t!

Courtesy of VH1's Mob Wives

Oh, Gawd, look at her posing! She’s a jewel!

*February:  TV goodness continues with the premier of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers.  If this show doesn’t help you get ready for December 2012, nothing will.

Courtesy of National Geographic Channel

Thanks for helping me prepare, dudes! They’ll always be a spot for you in the Sprinkles’ bomb shelter! 🙂

March: I got my first, and only, tattoo.  My oldest daughter designed it and got the exact same one on her bicep.  My youngest daughter wants to eventually get it.  She’s still a little bit unsure about the pain aspect of being tattooed.  The three birds on the branch represent my lovely daughters and me, and the bird above them represents my mother watching over us.  March was the 28 year anniversary of her death.

My healing tattoo. How tough is that?

*April:  Celebrating my 48th birthday in April paled in comparison to the mystical wonder of the premier of TLC’s My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.  This show is especially near and dear to my heart because much of it was filmed just 20 minutes away  from my house!!!  I’ve actually seen the following people in my local Michael’s!

Meet Nettie and her younger sister, Mellie. These girls know how to make bling bras, keep one hell of a clean house, and fight like they’ve got nothing to lose!

This fight is taking place outside of the exact same courthouse that I got married in. Too bad it wasn’t on the same day. I would have been a big help to Mellie!

May: We took our annual beach trip to Nags Head, NC.  While there we endured tropical depression Beryl, ate tons of glorious crustaceans, and my husband plucked a glass lizard out of our pool filter!  Yikes!

Behold my mighty husband holding a beautiful glass lizard! He didn’t even hesitate before picking it up! What a man!

June:  Welcome to now!  I’m chilling with the cats and blogging to you.  (Actually, I’m chilling and they’re staring at me.  It’s pretty creepy.)

Are you almost done blogging? I have needs!

Seriously, woman, I’m waiting!

(I like to imagine that my cats sound like Stewie from Family Guy.)

*I do other things besides watch TV.  No, seriously, I do!

What have all of you been up to lately?


19 thoughts on “H.I. Ate Us– Or, What I’ve Been up to for the Past Eight Months

  1. Sprinklessss! You’re BACK. Oh, I’m so happy. And I loved this recap. 1) Brother-Hubs, 2) Gypsies at Michaels, 3) awesome tattoo, and 4) Stewie-sounding cats! Does it get any better than that? That is so cool that you got married in that same courthouse! I feel like I really know you now. And I totally wouldn’t judge you if you only watched TV and Hugh Jackman.

    • Squeeeeeee!!!! and Hoooooray!!!! I’m leaping with excitement over finally breaking my eight month dry spell. Two days ago we go Chinese and my fortune said, “Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.” My husband said it was a sign that I should start blogging again. So, I’m giving it a go, but I’m going to have to add silliness to that list! Thanks for not judging me, ’cause I really do watch a ton of TV! 🙂

  2. Yaay! She’s baaa-a-aack!

    A pleasure to read of your what-up-to-ness. And I love your painting 😉 This comment box is jumping and leaping all over the place while I try to comment…whats up with that?

      • -something must be wrong on your site/blog. That’s not normal…what’s your virus protection? Sometimes we see problems when there is too much automatic ‘load’, meaning music, video, graphics, etc, from outside sources, or an outside company has been allowed to access your site with advertising – none of which is true for you. SO I suspect a virus. It is also dampering my ‘delete’ and ‘backup-reverse’ capabilities – all evidence you have a virus, a carrier, a stool pigeon or a glitch.

        SInce you’ve been offline awhile it is worth taking your computer to Stales for a Free virus check, or go online to ‘Mycleanpc.com” for an online check/cleanout. Then you’ll be back in business for sure 😉

    • I have Norton and it’s fully updated, but I have noticed that WordPress has been a bit wonky lately. I hope I don’t have a stool pigeon, or even worse, a rat!! I’ll check out the clean-up site!

  3. Hi sweetie! This was a good catch-up! I love that you went to see Hugh on Broadway, and I love your fave TV recap! I miss you, but I’m glad to know you are creating in other ways. Have you ever considered taking pictures of your stuff and blogging about those pieces? Just a thought? It would be fun to watch you create things as you go! 🙂

    • Hi Renee! It’s so good to hear from you! I’ve not been very artsy lately, but I have thought of blogging about my creations. I’ve been super busy hanging with my daughters this summer. Now that my oldest is back in school and my youngest has only one more week of vacation, I’ll have more time for arts and crafts. My oldest is getting married next June and I have a plethora of DIY projects planned for that. Are you teaching any classes this Fall semester? 🙂

  4. Hi Sprinkles. I’ve missed you. You sure have a great life. No wonder there’s no time for blogging. Sorry I’m so late reading this. I’m a bit slow. Love the tattoo. Love you too.

    • Howdy Marie! I’ve been so very bad about blogging as of late. I’ve been even worse about checking comments! Hope you are doing well. It’s really good to hear from you. The tattoo was pretty fresh in that picture. It’s blended into my skin a bit better now. 🙂

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