Wednesday, April 28, 2010

No Ketchup for my Toesies TYVM

Another Writer's Workshop prompt from Mama Kat!
All you do is visit her site, pick a W.W prompt and do your post. then go back to the WW on Thursday and link your post so others can read it!

The prompt I picked is Write about a time when you stuck your foot in your mouth.

I'm sure I've done that plenty of times, some without even realizing it. However, this post deals with my inexplicable ability to switch the beginnings of words.

Such as the time my husband asked me what I had for lunch.

My answer?

A Churkey Ticken sandwich... a*k*a a turkey chicken sandwich. I hadn't realized what I did until he was like wha?????

or the time I was working at a doctors office and needed to call in a prescription for a patient. They wanted it called into the Eckerds pharmacy on Arkansas. Only problem with that is there were two on Arkansas at that time, one next to Minyards and one on the other side of town near Winn Dixie.

My question to the patient? " which Eckerds? the one near Winyards or Minn Dixie? "

Oh My God. Seriously???

Those two occurrences are just the beginning in a long line of unintended tongue twisters. I obviously have my tongue in front of my eye teeth and I can't see what I am saying!

Chris and Nicole think its hilarious when I do this. I've caught a few before they escaped through my lips, and I usually do it when I'm tired or in a hurry, or flustered.

What Chris thinks is really freaky is that I can also do it intentionally when I'm retelling one that I've said, lol.

me? I just think I'm a bit nuckin' futz.... :P

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I hope everyone is having a great week! mine is a bit laid back after a rough start. Saturday we took Nicole to the ER where she was diagnosed with Strept throat. She was one sick little girl - had such a horrid headache she just laid around for two and a half days reading her newest James Patterson book. She went back to school yesterday and will be taking her last TAKS test tomorrow.
School is over here on May 27th, then its planning time for our trip to Colorado!! WOOHOO!

Will write more on that later.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Its In the Water

I'm no longer allowed to drink the water at the school where I work.
Chris said so, as well as Sue.

It is contaminated. No, not with anything harmful, but so far since the beginning of this school year, 3 teachers have had babies. There are currently 4 more teachers due to have babies from the end of May through the first week of December!

I'm crocheting up a storm to keep up with all the baby presents, and each and every one has been happily received:)

So I've been bringing a refillable water bottle because don't dare drink the water out there, lol. Chris and I always talked about having two kids, but I don't think we could handle having to start over, when Nicole will be in the sixth grade!

I've continued to be busy, subbing, crocheting, and reading. Lately everyone has been wondering about my choice of books. I read a wide range of books on a big variety of subjects. Recently however, it seemed I was hell bent on depressing myself.

First off, Nicole's teacher suggested a good book, albeit a sad one - Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. It focuses on school bullying and a kid who just couldn't take it anymore and went to school with a gun. While reading this book, occasionally I'd have to put it down and pick something else up to read.

Those other books I picked up?
A ghost story/story of self discovery called 'The Girl Who Stopped Swimming'.

then , there was a book that Nicole and I saw that was being offered by Scholastic Books called ' The Devil's Arithmetic',depicting a story of the Holocaust. It is written for young adults, but I immensley enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone!

Then I picked one up at the library the other day by James Patterson. I've mentioned I love to read his books before, but had never read this one. It was called Alex Cross's Trial.
It dealt with lynchings that took place in Mississippi, during the uprising of the KKK.

Whew! I've finished all of those books, and my brain needs some downtime, so I'm back to reading two books of the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverinni.

On a parting note, I will say it has been one week since the unexpected death of C.J. Twomey, son of John and Hallie Twomey. If you would like to give your condolences, prayers , or well wishes, please go HERE.

Monday, April 19, 2010

For Those Who Don't Know

I know a lot of us read the same blogs, and in that way we are one big family.
As recent as last Thursday, April 15, one of our family suffered a tremendous loss.

Click on this link to give your prayers and well wishes to Hallie, John and Connor Twomey,

If you don't know, Hallie writes her blog under 'The Wonderful World of Wieners'.

No one should have to bury their own child, so please go by and say hi.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Love This Song!

Sorry guys if this isn't the best video for this song, but I had to mention it as well as share it. The song is called ' History In The Making', and it is by Darius Rucker ( formerly Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish).

This is one of those songs that speaks to you. Music is a very powerful emotion catcher. Think about it. Sometimes I'll hear a song and get transported back to junior high school, or the school dance with my first real boy friend.

If you haven't heard this song, listen to the words - it is just awesome.

Hope you enjoy it and have a great week!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Nikki, who won the 'Get In Touch With your Inner Goddess" gift pack from Yoplait yogurt and My Blogspark.

She wrote
"I like to read P.C. Cast's "Goddess" series of books to get in touch with my own "inner Goddess"! They are such good reads! As for my favorite flavor, hmmm, I've always been partial to honey and vanilla, so that flavor sounds delicious! Thanks for the opportunity to win and congrats on getting picked to do this!

For as much as I read, i've never read those books - might have to give them a try soon:)

Your gift pack will be on its way soon!

Enjoy!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sorry I've Been M I A and Coming Home

I haven't really been M I A I've been reading blogs and commenting and such, but have been running ( like always) so much, that I haven't had time to do many posts, which I've been missing.

If you have not checked out my contest - click HERE. It ends at midnight ( cst) today , Friday the 9th.

The last two days I've been trying to drum up volunteers for our spring book fair at school. I'm happy to report people have stepped up and I have only a few slots left open, so hopefully I can fill them, or Sue and I will fill in.

The part about coming home... I thought of this Easter Sunday. I will admit and please don't criticize me but I haven't been back to Church much since that fiasco when I worked there. I miss going though.

On Saturday we had an Easter Brunch at my friend Yvette's house, where there was a lot of really good food and new friends to meet. Afterwards Sue, Nicole and I went to stay with my mom for the night so we could go to church with her the next morning, although not the sunrise service.
Unfortunately Sue woke up with a sinus migraine Sunday, so just Nicole and I went with my mom. Back to the church that I grew up in, where I had my first Communion, where I was confirmed, and where both of my cousins got married. Granted it was much bigger than when I originally attended, but hearing the Pastors sermon and singing old familiar songs, I truly felt like I had come home. I truly enjoyed it. I felt great the whole day afterwards, however I feel like it would be way to expensive to drive back and forth there every Sunday for church. I wish I could find one around here that gives me that same feeling.

What is your favorite part of the Church service, if you attend one? I like the singing and the familiar recitations.

Will check back in over the weekend. we have 5 more weeks of obedience school for Korie, and so far so good.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Yoplait Greek Yogurt and Your Inner Goddess

*In the interest of full disclosure I was provided two coupons for new Yoplait Greek Yogurt, and a 'Get In Touch with my Inner Goddess' gift pack. I was given no other compensation and all opinions are my own.*


YAY! I was recently asked to review new Yoplait Greek Yogurt through Yoplait and My BlogSpark.




I love yogurt but am very picky about what kind I eat. I have eaten other types of Yoplait yogurt and was always very pleased, so i was excited to try this. I took my coupons for two free cartons and went shopping. I found it in my local grocery aisle in four flavors - Strawberry, Blueberry, Honey Vanilla and Plain.

I decided to try the Blueberry and Honey Vanilla. With no fat and 12 grams of protein it was a great midmorning snack. The packaging said the yogurt had a 'rich and creamy' texture. . They were not kidding! The yogurt had a very creamy texture, was light and full of rich flavor.

As a thank you for trying their new yogurt, Yoplait and My Blogspark provided me with a gift pack to help me get in touch with my inner goddess. It contained a wrap around body towel, slippers, hand towel, nail brush , body bath sponge and a hand held mini massager for your back. After last week at work I sure needed it!

They were also nice enough to provide me with one extra 'Get In Touch with your Inner Goddess' giftpack for my blog readers!

Mandatory entry:

Tell me how you get in touch with your inner goddess.

Additional entries ( good for one entry each!)

- tell me which flavor of the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt you would like to try

- follow my blog

Good Luck! This contest will run through 12am CST , Friday, April 9, 2010.