Friday, January 30, 2009
Heres the link
Thursday, January 29, 2009
My answer to that is no, but I have gone to the store braless ( when I had shingles and it hurt like all get out to wear a bra). I have gone grocery shopping without makeup, and I've run to Nicoles school looking less than my fabuloso self. Now that I work there however I try NOT to do that, lol.
Please go give my BFF some uplifting words - her highschool aged nephew was hit by a hit and run mini van Tuesday morning while on his way to school. No internal bleeding, but it did shatter his hip and he is facing surgery and rehab. She is unable to come up here to see him so hopefully I can go see him this weekend and assure her of how he is doing.
Also, go give my friend Eden some bloggy lovin' - she is currently going through some difficult times and needs some nice words thrown her way.
All the icey roads yesterday are nothing compared to the freezing fog this morning. Chris left for work about 45 minutes ago and just called me and said he's not even half way there. He can't see that far in front of him, so keep your fingers crossed that he gets there safely.
I plan on getting some housework done today. Yesterday it was cold, Nicole was home and I just soo didn't want to do anything, but I will remedy that today.
When I was growing up I played alot of video games while my parents bowled in a league. I played Pac Man, Frogger and Donkey Kong.
Yesterday I found them on the internet! Sometimes you can't advance a level, but other than that they are the same and they were FUN! I enjoyed showing them to Nicole and she thought they were pretty funnny.
Well, I know this wasn't an inspiring post, maybe not even a funny post, but it was decent.
You all have a great day! Stay safe and warm!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I woke back up around 7:30 because the dogs were hungry but Chris stopped them from pouncing on me by feeding them himself, hehe.
Then Chris informed me that he was at least going to try to drive to the bus station and take that into downtown to his job. Ok, I know HE can drive in this crap but its the other morons that I"m worried about that don't !
I bundled up in my oh so sexy floor length robe and fuzzy slippers to quickly step outside and take some quick pics:
See all the white stuff? that isn't fluffy snow - its ALLL ice ...
Here is Chris trying to get the frozen car doors open - at this point he wasn't having much luck and was getting a tad frustrated...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
My Medieval Profession
|You Are a Messenger|
And to be honest, your also a bit of a gossip. You like to know what's going on with people.
You can deliver almost any message to anyone, and they'll take it better coming from you.
In modern times, you would make a good journalist or diplomat.
Monday, January 26, 2009
My Bucket List
Copy and post this on your blog ASAP!) What is this?
Well, you’re supposed to bold the things you’ve done so readers
can find out how you've led an awesome life so far.
(wink,wink!) Here's what I have done in bold...
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16.Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day
There it is folks. So, I guess my life hasn't been to boring, but I don't think I'll ever be able to bold the rock climbing or running a marathon.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you chose to do this so I can go check them out!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Nine Words Us Women Use...
(2) Five Minutes : If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3) Nothing : This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
(4) Go Ahead : This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
(5) Loud Sigh : This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
(6) That's Okay : This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
(7) Thanks : A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').
(8) Whatever : Is a woman's way of saying You're Wrong!
(9) Don't worry about it, I got it : Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
First, this one ends January 23rd - its for a copy of the movie Fireproof. Being given away by Dawns Review Blog. I've never seen this movie, but hop on over there and read what she has written about it and enter if you would like too!
Then, head on over to vist Cathy of NoblePig.com. If you haven't ever visited Cathy's blog you don't know what you are missing! She is the food/recipe contributer of Davis Magazine. You can check that out on her blog! She has some great recipes and is all around a very sweet person.
She is also a major wine connoiseur. So hop over HERE and enter her recipe contest for a $250 Sams Gift Card.
All you have to do is e-mail her your most crowd pleasing recipe. Since the Super Bowl is coming up , it has to be original, yummy and easy to make.
This one ends on the 30th. Since she is a cook, she WILL be making the three finalists recipes and tasting them! so GO enter and good luck!
One Day At A Time
With mother Anne, daughters Julie and Barbara and Schneider the handy man?
Nicole and I were watching TV a few days ago and we happened across the Jenny Craig commercial with Valerie Bertinelli and she asked who she was because she hadn't ever seen her in anything...
So I was trying to tell her about ONe Day At A Time and came across this clip on YOutube - so turn my music off and have a good time watching an oldie but a goodie!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Got up, took hubby to bus stop.
Got home, locked keys in car.
called hubby, had to get off bus.
called friend to go meet hubby to get xtra key.
gave friend big hug when she got here with xtra key.
hubby got on later bus
hubby will be late for work.
I'm sitting her blogging, stuffing cereal in my pie hole -
can I PLEASE go back to bed???
Thats how my day started...
I worked all day.
Went fairly well.
Then I came home to this:
Luckily Nicole shooed the dogs outside before I killed them...
I hope ya'lls day was better than mine!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Comic Strip to Real Life?
I have since I was a child.
I read other parts of the paper too, but right now I'm focusing on the comics.
Because I think a comic strip character occasionally comes to reside in my house.
I'm sure most of you , at one time or another, have read the funny papers , and have come across The Family Circus by Bil Keane. If you have, I'm also sure you have seen the little ghost/gremlin named 'Not Me'.
Well Not Me came to visit me this weekend. I know he has been at my house before, but I havent' seen him in a long time till now.
( Mind you I AM NOT seeing little ghosts and goblins running around my house!)
BUT, Saturday morning, I went to make breakfast for Chris and I since Nicole was at Hot Chica's house, having spent the night with Carson. I used my butter flavored non-stick spray to coat the pan before I made eggs and sausage.
The non stick spray can was fine.
However, when I went to use it yesterday , the lid had a huge hole in it. I could barely get the lid off without cracking it further. I asked Chris if he had accidentaly dropped it. Nope was the answer I got. Ok, there ws only one other possibility - one guess as to who?
When I questioned the little 10 yr gremlin of mine, I got the 'not me' answer. She also answered that 'she had no reason to touch the non stick spray, so why would she break it.
'Not me' also doesn't rinse the dishes that he eats off of when putting them in the sink, and leaves dried stuff for me to try to scrape off.
'Not me' also doesn't lose the remote control, leave un-drunk sodas or juice around, accidentally leave the faucet running, forget to flush the toilet ( ok, that ones rare but it has happened), and also doesn't EVER, EVER use the last of the toilet paper and forget to put a new roll on.
Does 'Not me' ever make an appearance at your house?
Friday, January 16, 2009
She said yeah mom, but only like a quick kiss goodnight,or goodbye or whatever. I've never seen you making out , and in the kitchen too!
Let me just say here and now we were NOT making out , he just had his arms around my waist and mine were around his neck - they were legal - no petting, or anything else. Still she thought we were being gross.
I can't help it if I like to kiss my hubby - he is very kissable in my book! I remember one time not too long after we had begun dating that he took me to a concert at Cowboys Nightclub in Arlington to see the newly signed artist Tim McGraw. This was just after his first song had come out so he was still very new. Anyway, we were with a couple of friends and that night, and we danced, and kissed - alot. He was drinking Peppermint Schnapps and he tasted sooo good. Our friends kept telling us to go get a room, lol.
Sorry I digress... just saying I love to kiss Chris.
I also asked Nicole , wouldn't she rather see us kissing and know how much we love each other , than to hear us yell, fight and never touch?
She said "that's true, but still making out in the kitchen - I could have done without that."
Go figure. She'll figure it out on her own someday.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I've Been (Picture)Tagged!
Rules are simple, go to your picture folders, to the fourth folder, and NO EXCEPTIONS pick the fourth photo and post it and tell the story behind it.
Then tag 4 others. Simple, right?
Here is mine
This isn't an actual photo. It is a drawing by the talented Rick Green. He has a lot of copy and share if you dare doodles that he has created with his own hands, and I copy a few of them and store them for use at an appropriate time. If you have never checked him out, please do so, he is very talented!
See? that wasn't so hard now was it?
I will tag...
Karen Deborah of Fresh Fixins
Allison of The East TN Bradys
My BFF Nikki of ADD Nikki
Mary Ellen of Adoptiong ME
On a different note, I'm excited to be attending my first meeting of the Lancaster Shakespeare Club as an official member! YAY ME!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Home, but not Alone
Why, oh Why could she not have gotten sick over the holidays when she was already home? I hate for her to miss school. Not that I want her sick, but she only has a partial week anyway! They get out after half a day this coming Thursday and don't go back till next Tuesday due to Monday being Martin Luther King day. ( Friday is a teacher inservice...)
I thought yesterday she was just having a bad allergy attack, but the allergy meds weren't doing the trick, so lastnight I tried plain old Robitussin for stuffy nose and cough. She slept better then she did the night before! I know there are alot of new fanlged drugs out there, but you just can't beat the original stuff, that our moms gave us when we were sick.
I did get the hubby off to work though. He only worked half day yesterday too because his boss could tell how bad he was hurting and sent him home.
I already have the dishes done, and I've showered and am dressed and am currently working on a crocheted hat for my MIL. She bought this absolutely beautiful dark green leather jacket she found on sale and has pretty dark brown gloves that go well with the coat, but the blue and green hat I had made her before to go with another of her jackets doesn't match this one, so she wanted me to make her one that matched the gloves.
After I make that I have a dog sweater to make , then a baby blanket. I'm excited about the baby blanket, as it is for a bloggy friend, who is also becoming a RL friend. I won't tell who, but its for her first grandchild, as she is NOT having a baby, lol.
I will post pics of it when I'm done though, and tell you who its for. If she wants to blog about it before then thats totally up to her.
A few things before I sign off though, please head on over to my RL friends blog and give Eden lots of cyber hugs and prayers as she is going thru some difficult struggles atm, and needs the extra comfort...
also, my friend Allison is adopting a new puppy, as her beloved Gracie passed away not too long ago from a rare doggy disease. They won't get the puppy till around Valentines Day, but they need help naming her. They've narrowed it down to two, so go cast your vote HERE for your favorite.
Oh yeah, if you haven't signed up to follow Michelle at SoS, and her new and upcoming web show, that premiers this coming Friday, please go sign up NOW!!!
Heres to hoping ya'll have a great day!!
Monday, January 12, 2009
I'm Still Around
I haven't dropped off the face of the Earth, just took a few days hiatus from the blogosphere.
I had a blast this weekend. I guess with the price of gas over the summer , and with Chris only working till school started back up I had gotten in the habit of just going around my town , staying very local to do shopping and whatnot. Also having a not very reliable car can do that too.
I had been to the mall two weeks ago to drop off my ring to get sized. I didn't stay at the mall though, as I had absolutely NO desire to shop around , get tempted by mall carts holding unknown goodies of the food and non-food varieties. I dropped off my ring and left.
I was supposed to go pick it up this past Saturday and Nicole decided to go with me since there was a Target nearby. She wanted to spend some of her Christmas money on clothes for her Our Generation doll. ( Kathryn now looks adorable in her new daytime outfit and her new jammies btw)
I told Nicole that we weren't going to do alot of walking in the mall, since I still don't have my new braces back yet...
She hadn't been to the mall either in so long, I just said the hell with it. We parked down by Barnes and Nobles, and went in there , which is always a treat. We browsed, drooled a bit and went on into the mall.
We walked, we talked, we laughed. We had a great time together.
We went into Build-A-Bear; we got tempted by some of the food carts in the middle and had a cookie or two; we also got sucked in to having a lady play with our hair to show off a $200 flat iron - sorry chica, but I'll stick with my $20 one from Wallie World - it does the trick.
We inhaled the tempting smell of Cinnabon, peeked in the window of Claires, and rode the glass elevator ( Nicole has issues with escalators...).
Oh yeah, and we picked up my ring - which is what we went there for in the first place.
Isn't it purdy?
We then left the mall and went to Target. We got home late in the afternoon, a little tired but exhilerated from our time out and together. We have to do that more often.
Unfortunately Chris didn't go with us. Thursday I had to take him to the doctor for a pain in his side. He had had it since Tuesday, after moving some heavy things at work. We were told he has a torn abdominal wall muscle. The doctor told him he couldn't go back to work till today, and just to take it easy over the weekend so it didn't get worse and turn into a hernia.
He went to work today but was still hurting. Here's to hoping he will get better - I know things like that take time to heal.
Everythign else is going great, and heres to hoping everyone had a great weekend.
Oh yeah, and if you didn't happen to catch this picture on my Facebook page, here is proof that our dog Cooper really is a princess...
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Did You Ever Wonder What ...
Last night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to her, 'I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle.
THE WEDDING NIGHT
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
A Moment of Silence Please...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
ImPoRtAnT nEwS tO fOlLoW...
Some of my blog buddies are doing some AMAZING things to kick the new year off.
I promised to give shout - outs and I hope you will join me in these fabulous things.
First , Please hop on over here to visit Manic Mommy and her virtual blood drive. This will run Jan 1, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2009. Basically all you have to do is go donate some blood, have your picture taken while doing so, send it to her and be in the running for some fabulous prizes!!
But please folks, do it to have a hand in saving someones life, NOT for the prizes....
After you are done over there, please hop on over to visit Michelle at My Semblance of Sanity.
Specifically THIS POST. She has made an announcement that will surely astound the internet community. It will bring us closer together ( maybe), it will be FUN,( definitely).
If you do go over there, be sure to tell her whose blog sent you there - ME!!!!! , lol.
This concludes this announcement.
Thank you and good night.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Time in the Pet Shop
We had fun. Nicole got to play with the baby bunny rabbits, while I went for the birds. Chris has absolutely put his foot down in a firm NO that I cannot own a Cockatoo or an African Gray Parrott. There was an adorable and very cuddly Cockatoo at the pet store that I got to play with.
Here he is on his perch, having a snack. Isn't he cute?
Here he is on my arm, trying to eat the pink shiny buttons on my shirt. He also buried his head in the crook of my arm and loved to be cuddled.
I know my little Judy can be a handful, and shes about the size of this cockatoos head. Shes medium sized , but she is LOUD!!!
Also, hope on over to visit Manic Mommy - she is once again doing her virtual blood drive. If you go and donate your blood, get a picture of you doing so and send it to her!!!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Yesterday I went and got Nicole from my moms , so she is back home and all is well again, since I was starting to miss her something fierce.
I also went to visit my Uncle in the hospital. they won't let him go home till some of his electrolytes even back out. He's been in there a week and is getting bored and a bit agitated.
Okies, for the jewelry giveaway. Go HERE to visit Queenie Jeannie and get up to 11 entries in her jewelry give-away! She is giving away a very cute pair of dangly earrings and a watch band/face from VERONICAS site. ( Not sure of the link on that one , but I will have it soon. )
The rules are very simple , as layed out by Jeannie.
So give her some bloggy love, look at her adorable daughter Bella, and ENTER THE CONTEST!!!!!
Have a great Sunday!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Sorry, I just had to post these...
I had to give both dogs a bath today as they have been rather STANKY, so I did. The little one Cher, shivers like I'm leading her to the guillotine that has a dull blade. When shes done getting her bath and I have her wrapped up like a baby, she gives me the saddest look.
Notice exhibit A:
I'm surprised I got a clear shot due to her shaking. Does she not look totally pitiful and pathetic?
And here is Exhibit B: Cooper
This is right after her bath. Doesn't she look pissed? Shes giving me that one eyed evil stare.
Hoping everyone had a safe and Happy New Years Eve/Day.
Chris and I went out to dinner with some friends Wednesday night, but then we were home by 8pm. Does that show our age?
I had fallen asleep by midnight , but was rudely awakened by the idiots on our street that decided to set off firecrackers. These in turn scared the crap out of my older dog and so she woke me up walking around the bed very agitated like and whining. Chris finally took her in the den where she couldn't hear them quite as well , as it is in the back part of the house.
Monday Chris had come home with a stomach virus that I'm happy to report I didn't catch. I sprayed so much lysol, everywhere he went in the house and banished him to the den that he was beginning to feel I didn't want him around - I didn' t mind him it was his germs I didn't want, lol.
Nicole is still at my moms until tomorrow. They are having a lot of fun and enjoying each other. Nicole does not want to go back to school Monday. I don't have to go back until Tuesday , when I'm scheduled to sub for a Kindergarten class, that has yet to have a sub. I'll be their first - I'm looking forward to it. The aide will be there and he knows me and that class of kiddos has seen me before so I'm thinking it won't be too bad.
I also went and got fitted for my new leg braces this past Tuesday. It will be three weeks until I get them. My old ones kept snapping the straps and stuff because I don't think they fit that well anymore.
I finally finished reading Twilight - now I'm definitely addicted and need to get the next 3 books.
Notice my new little addition to my sidebar? - Twilight addict? I have joined the insanity.
Right now I'm reading the third book in the latest trilogy by Nora Roberts. I still have two more to read that I got for Christmas. Not sure how much time I will have though , for the next few months or so. I have to finish crocheting one hat , I have one more to make , along with a dog sweater and a baby blanket.
Hope everyone has a great day, and I found these two cartoons in my e-mail - thought I'd leave you with another giggle to end this post: