Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Hi everyone! It's time once again for Mama Kat's Writers Workshop!
If you don't know what this is , please go check it out. Once a week she will put up 5 prompts to get your brain in gear, then you chose one of those, write your post and link it up on Thursday morning!

You get new visitors to your blog and you in turn get to read some new posts and find blogs you may not have known about! FUN FOR ALL INVOLVED:))

Out of this weeks prompts I chose number 4 -

Write about my pets least likable trait.

Thats easy. I currently have four pets. One bird and three dogs. Most of them are mild mannered and don't give us too much grief. With one exception - Korie.

Korie is our biggest dog. We got her when she was just about 6 weeks old. Our next door neighbor has a Yellow Lab who had 8 puppies. They weren't sure who the daddy dog was because all the puppies came out black or gray, lol.

She was destined to be our daughters dog. She said she loved the other dogs in the family but they weren't 'hers'. So she picked out this particular puppy ( who at one time was running around the porch with her head stuck in a dog food can!), named her Korie and in started our waking up every three to four hours to let her out and feed her.

Just like we had had another baby. She let the entire house know she had to go potty or was hungry for her puppy milk.

I guess my daughter thought she would stay the cute little puppy that she was. Looking at the mother dog she should have gotten some clue that she wouldn't.

My daughter took her everywhere , did fun stuff with her, and cleaned up after her. It was a real love connection.

But the dog grew. And grew, and then grew some more.

She is now a 54 -lb , one year old Borador. ( We figured out the daddy was a Border Collie a few doors down...)

She is sweet and lovable to us, but watch out visitors. We took her to obedience classes and those work for her not going after food, and sitting on command and all that jazz, but I guess the protectiveness and the aggression of the Border Collie overtakes her and she will try to go after anyone that visits our house. It is sad really when Nicole has a friend spend the night that they can't play with her dog - she is usually banned to the backyard.

The trainer says it is the Border Collie tendencies coupled with the loyalty of the Labrador that kind of went haywire with her.

She is a very cute, sweet, big , lovable mound of black fur, but sometimes that loyalty gets a little skewed and she shows her ugly side. To the four of us that live in the house she is wonderful, but please let us know in advance if you plan to visit, because we will have to put Cujo, ( Whoops , I meant Korie) outside.

( I was trying to post some pictures of this lovable baby ox, but either my computer or Blogger is not cooperating.) SORRY!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Where in the World.....

did they get this idea from?

Now I'll say this - I am proud of my breasts, but never, ever EVER under ANY circumstances would I go out in public like this - even if it were to honor dear old Mickey Mouse -

Now I'm not trying to offend anyone - especially all you Mickey Mouse lovers out there, but I had to share. If you know me, you'd know that when I received this e-mail I laughed my but off! So go head and laugh!
Obviously these two were really proud of their boobs!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Winner of the Totino's Giveaway

Wow! I had 20 entries into my latest giveaway for General Mills and Totino's Box Tops for Education through My Blog Spark.

The winner hand picked by my lovely daughter Nicole is:

lmurley 2000!!!!!

Congratulations! I will be notifying you by e-mail as well. Please have your address to me ASAP so I can get your prize pack in the mail!

Thank you to all who entered! Hope to see you entered in my next giveaway!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Writer's Workshop

Woohoo! It's time for another episode of Writer's Workshop prompted by Mama Kat. Basically you choose one of the weekly writing prompts she suggests, write your post, then link it up Thursday morning and wait for feedback!

This week she had several really good suggestions, and I liked this one - thought it would be an easy post to write - so here goes... I chose

3.) Write about what blogging means to you. Why do you blog? What purpose does it serve you and how have you benefited from sharing a piece of yourself online this way?

Hmm. How to answer that. Well, lets see. I originally started blogging about two years ago at the request of my friend Lena. I had moved away from her and so we didn't get to see much of each other so she suggested I start blogging so that we could stay in touch.

It sounded kind of fun. I always read her blog and started to get some ideas. The day I did my first post I (foolishly) thought only Lena would see it. I was shocked when I started getting comments from people that I didn't know! All of them were nice comments, welcoming me and such. So I started reading other blogs, and soon was following several and still am to this day.

I've made real life friends through the blogosphere. There are others that I talk to via Facebook and blogger but have yet to meet in person , but SO WANT TO!

The people I have met through the blogosphere have
- inspired me
- sympathized with me
- made me laugh
- made me cry
- made me go " um, wth were you thinking?"

I think you get the idea.

Some ask why I do it. I consider myself a people person. I love to meet new people. I love to hear about what others are writing, thinking, watching, or listening too. I love to talk to and hear from others who share my interests. Unfortunately I don't blog as much as I used to because I'm not home as much , but I still like posting and reading my friends posts. I may not always leave a comment, but I try to!
I don't ever worry about talking about myself via this blog - yes I share stories, but I don't give such personal details that it is dangerous or TMI!

I like it, I'll keep doing it, and I hope you'll join me in my adventures - some new ones may be happening soon!

Till then...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back to School with Totinos!

* In the full interest of disclosure, I was provided a backpack with school supplies and coupons for FREE Totino's products through General Mills and My Blog Spark. I was given no other compensation*

Wow! Here, Nicole is entering her 4th week of school! It is so hard to believe that another school year has begun.

This fall, Totino’s is helping to support your child’s school. Totino’s Party Pizzas will now carry Box Tops for Education! Now through September 15, Totino’s is offering two Box Tops for Education on every Totino’s product. Totino’s is also giving away 10,000 Bonus Box Tops, school supplies and free Totino’s snacks to eight lucky schools through the “Make School a Better Place Sweepstakes!” To enter, visit

Doesn't that sound great? I know that after school Nicole likes Totinos party snacks ( the pepperoni are her favorite) and the party pizzas on Family Movie

So wouldn't you like to buy a snack that your kids love AND help out their school at the same time? To get you and your child off to a great start collecting those box tops I've been given an extra Prize Pack through General Mills and My Blog Spark!

I am unable to provide you a picture of the prize pack at this time due to my camera being weird, however, I will tell you all that you will receive:

* a backpack
* a 4-pk of highlighters
* two large glue sticks
* a clear binder
* a calculator
* two coupons for FREE Totinos products
* a certificate for 25 EXTRA Box Tops!!!

Now to win all of that heres what you must do:

MANDATORY ENTRY - Tell me the funniest thing that happened trying to get your kids back to school the first day , or maybe the few days before while you were trying to get them back on a schedule.

( the following are good for 1 extra entry each, and must be left in a seperate comment)

* be a follower of this blog
* if you follow me on FB

Good luck to all who enter. This contest will run through Wednesday, September 15, 2010. It will end at Midnight (CST) on that date.
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