Monday, December 29, 2008

I love Mika, I really do!

Don't you just love him. I just want to get up and dance. Thank you Sis, and LoLo. Oh and if you are wondering what the Butterfly Lounge is......all you got to do is google. Or so I am told. Here is more. Maybe it does not take much to entertain me....then again.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Because everyone needs one of these on their blog

Where did you begin 2008?At my apartment, watching Rockin New Years alone!
What was your status by Valentines Day?still married
Were you in school anytime this year?Just to teach the danceline
Did you have to go to the hospital?yes, several times with my son and a few times for me
Did you have any encounters with the police?yes, one wreck, few almost tickets, one dog report
Where did you go on vacation?Italy, P.C. Beach, Gulf Shores....I am sure there are more
What did you purchase that was over 100?Italy, need I say more
Did you know anybody who got married?yes
Did you know anybody who passed away?yes
Did you move anywhere?yes
What sporting events did you attend?Cubs Game/Atlanta, Chattanooga Lookouts
What concerts/shows did you go to?I saw Andrea Bocelli live in Rome
Describe your birthday:Nothing much happening, had a small get together
What is the one thing you thought you would not do, but did, in 2008?I am sure there are lots! Move to Alabama, Go overseas, Become a dance teacher
What are some of your favorite moments?Being with friends, Teaching the Danceline, Teaching at the studio, running races, Italy
Any new additions to your family?dog-Mac, Cat-Bella
What was your best month?November-Italy
Who has been your best drinking buddy?Have not really drank alot this year, but when I did it was usually with Beth or Misti
Made new friends?yes
Favorite Nights out?Any night in Italy
Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?on the football field, or in the dance studio, running
Have you lost any friends this year?No thank goodness
Change your hairstyle?nope, just color
Have any car accidents?yes
How old did you turn this year?29
Do you have a New Years resolution?not really
Do anything embarrassing? I'm sure
Buy anything new from eBay?
Get married or divorced?no
Get arrested?nope
Did you get sick this year?Not a whole lot
Are you happy to see 2008 go?yes
Been naughty or nice?definetly naughty

Saturday, December 27, 2008

I got an idea!!!

Lets totally ignore the fact that I have not blogged since summer. Lets just let it go. In fact lets not even mention it is a few days until the new year and I feel like getting back to it. There is something so refreshing about a new year. If feels you with hope that you will change(which we almost never do), that we can do the impossible(keep up with a gazillion resolutions). Well forget it this year. I am not making any resolutions It just is what it is. I will try to get on here and blog about love, life, and such.....but the truth is I will probably fall short at actually doing it a ton. I will not sign up for anymore scrabooking, card altering, book reading challenges. I will not list anything out. I feel better already. Now lets be serious.

Things I learned in 2008:

1. I really do like living in Alabama, despite what I always thought
2. I am actually able to live by myself, taking care of kids, house etc. No husband needed! (of course he did come back, which we are all thankful for)
3. I like working again, I like to really be busy. And I am totally capable of putting my talents to good use. Such as becoming a dance teacher , and danceline coach for the high school. ( All of these things I absolutely did not blog about)
4. Friends are God's way of apologizing for your family(This is not an original quote, but hey it works for me)
5. It pays to know people in a small town(long story, including a dog, my xterra, and the police all of which I doubt I will blog about)
6. Oh yeah, People in a small town really do know everything about everyone in it. And they know when you do not go to church.......
7. Old houses are great except when they are not. Like when all the furniture leans away from the wall.
8. I am really not a animal person. Despite getting a dog and a cat this year.
9. You should always carry your phone and perhaps pepper spray whenever you run.
10. Not everyone online is an axe murderer and first impressions of people online are usually wrong. I am not a snob Beth! And yes Holly I am pretty funny........
11. Facebook is cool
12. Band Competitions are cool.
13. Vampires are sexy.
14. Twilight is the new Harry Potter
15. Purple is the new pink.
16. I would really be fine going to Europe by myself, especially if you seem to be the only one enjoying it!
17. Rabies shots suck
18. I still enjoy running and it is better to have a running partner
19. I prefer teaching teenagers to preschoolers!
20. Its hard for me to get into books that lack Vampires, or tv for that matter
21. I don't really care about football.
22. The Cubs really do make bad decisions, but I still keep coming back for more. (so would that be something I didnt learn?)
23. Good friends are still good friends no matter the distance or time
24. I hate laundry , but apparently my husband likes it
25. Life is what it is.....there is stuff that needs to change, but until we step up and change it, it will not happen. NO one can change your life for you. Move on, get over it, or change it.

I am sure there are more. And there is alot more I need to add to my blog while I am here updating. But this is enough for now.

Oh also, I am adding a "Blogging without Obligation" logo to my blog. It releases me from anymore apology posts about why I have not blogged in awhile. I feel the stress slipping away already!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A crazy long survey to go with this heat!!

105 Facts About You
2.LONGEST RELATIONSHIP?about 10.5 years
4.EVER DROPPED A CELL PHONE?bark, bark, baxter is that you?
7.LAST FOOD YOU ATE?honey nut cheerios(I made popcorn but dork ate it all!)
8.FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX?body, eyes, age, voice, attitude, what was the question?
9.ONE FAVORITE SONG? Can't you see-The Marshall Tucker Band
10.WHERE DO YOU LIVE?The FP(that would be Fort Payne, AL)
11.HIGH SCHOOL YOU ATTENDED: Shadow Mountain in Phoenix and Decatur High
13.FAVORITE MALL STORE:The candy store
14.LONGEST JOB YOU HAD? I could tell you the shortest job I have had
15.DO YOU OWN A PAIR OF DICE?Yes,big fuzzy ones I hang from my car mirror
24.CAN YOU COOK?oh yeah! Now ask me if I want to.
26.BEST KISSER: You know who you are
27.LAST TIME YOU CRIED?: ???????????
28.MOST DISLIKED FOODS:onions, peppers
29.THING YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF: I always end up stronger than I think I am. I go after what I want, I enjoy the ride, I like to have fun! I stand up for what I believe in, and I refuse to let people walk all over me and tell me what I am going to do!
30.THING YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF: I hate how my head tries to organize everything, How sometimes I have to have to be in control and have things just so.
33.FAVORITE MOVIE? Pride and Prejudice
34.CAN YOU SING? like a bird
36.LAST KISS?my kids goodnight
38.ONE THING YOU NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT:my bra, believe me I a have tried , its not pretty
39.FAVORITE vacation spot: Any beach!
52 HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?egg whites only scrambled with salt and pepper
53.DO YOU BELIEVE IN ASTROLOGY?: got to believe in something
56.WHAT WAS THE LAST TEXT MESSAGE YOU RECIEVED?:ARe you at home, we are swimming
58.NUMBER OF PILLOWS?:2 and a body pillow
59.WHAT ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW?:tank and shorts
60.PICK A LYRIC, ANY LYRIC: You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day.Lord, you know it makes me high when you turn your love my way,Turn your love my way, yeah.
61.WHAT KIND OF JELLY DO YOU LIKE ON YOUR PB & J?:I am addicted to goober strawberry
64.FAVORITE ICE CREAM?ARe we talking basics here, than chocolate
65.DO YOU LIKE MAPS? Yes actually
6.TELL ME A RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: I have a major sweet tooth!
69.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?FALL, all though I am loving some summer right now
71.WHAT TIME DID YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING ?about 9 when the phone rang.
75.NAME OF YOUR FIRST PET?:Katie, she was part german shepard part st. benard
.78.BIRTHDATE? August 25th
79.WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE:All that I can be

80-84.---Could not have been that important

86- not import either
87.ARE YOU SMILING?:nope(I am wondering what happened to the missing questions
89.Do you miss someone right now?Yes, questions 80 -84 and also 88
93.DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?:Yes, I can name a few vampires(oh but you said crush)
94.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NAME?This is a stupid question
101.ARE YOU IN LOVE?:yes
105.WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO AFTER THIS SURVEY?I am so going to bed, its cool now

No it has not been 2 months since I blogged!!!!!

Okay yes it has......but, I have been really busy. Okay no excuses. Here is my life in a nutshell for the last 2 months........

April came and went, see the last time I posted. May came and with it more adjusting. DH and I have been up and down, right now things are good but sometimes I think we are just trying to not piss each other off. So we smile and nod and keep on trucking. At the beginning of May my good friend Kylene graduated college. DH and I went down to good ole Sweetwater, AL to celebrate with her. We had a great time. I watched my DH get completely drunk and dance with Ky for about 3 hours to some great southern rock. It was fabulous!!!! But seriously I was so proud of her and hope to follow in her foot steps. Another week later Beth had her baby. Baby Owen was born a couple weeks early but he is health and super cute. Yet!!! I do not have baby fever and feel quite fine kissing and hugging on all my friends kids and giving them back when I am through! In fact so much DH is going to get that permanently taken care of(ah hem) next week! Okay next....We had the dance recital. It was exhausting but went off great. The kids did good. I got to direct back stage(they even let me play with walkie talkies) and I did not even fall on my face clogging. All was good. We have had two weeks off from dance but summer classes start back Tuesday. Yeah, I get to teach!! Okay after that the kids got out of school so we had all the end of school programs. Ryley managed to get voted class fav again plus he made A honor roll(insert parental pat on the back here....kidding), and top reader. Memorial weekend DH and I spent two days fishing, hiking, slip and sliding, cooking out, making inadequate bon fires, nearly blowing ourselves up while doing so, and smores making...... etc. with the kids at mom and dads. Then we went to Pam's and cooked out and went swimming. Stacey, Phillip, Brian, and Jennifer were all there. That was the first time they all got to see Chris so it was exciting. The next day, Memorial Day, Chris and I ran the Cotton Row Run in Huntsville. A little tired from a previous day in the sun we started out rough. But I managed to shave almost 12 minutes off my time from last year. Are finish time was 1 hr 6 minutes. Chris could have busted it out and done well but he decided to stay with me even when I had to fight not to puke on the side of the mountain......but hey if you are not puking you are not running fast enough right??? Any way it was great fun and I am pumped and ready to rev up my running for summer and find some more races. Beth may even do a Couch to 5k training with me. Okay any way that finishes off May. We continued on with Baseball season mostly being rained out. Oh well. Before that could even end we started up swim team. Let me just say that.......I really got in over my head with this. Practice every day and meets too. Not to mention all the dance classes we all are doing and teaching. Well we will not be able to complain about being bored this summer! The kids did a week of VBS, and Kendal is going back for more tommorrow. (Its overkill in my opinion but hey I am not going to hold her back). Up next K has swim lessons and oh if we are not busy enough, I stupidly paid for Soccer camp for he is going! We did manage to get away last night though. We went to Decatur and met up with Stacey, Phillip, Brian , and Jen, (Pam-but she left after 5 minutes). Rolling in the Hay was playing. It was like old times. But we were just the old ones. I think we were the people that go to the concert of the bands we listened to way back when. You know what I mean? Don't get me wrong , it was great, but just not the same. So content but a little dissapointed we drove home with our belly's full of 2am waffle house. Hmm....may have to rethink that one again too. Good times, good times.

Does that catch me up? I hope so. I would even add pics but it would take to long and I am tired. So go look at myspace or facebook if you want to see more. Which I promise to add links too. Also I am adding a link to Stacey's blog. Look left--------->

So that feels good , I updated all my "sites" , and here it is almost eleven pm. I should be sleeping but the air condition managed to go out.......again. Damn , cheap, apartments. I am sitting here with my feet up, back door open, and I hope to sucessfully piss off the new people living downstairs. So since it is a hot, humid, southern is a little southern rock, mixed with some just darn good 70's music. I also added a little Mamas and the Papas (because I am missing me some west side right now......cheers Tave-o and Lolo), and for those who have not been enlightened. Miracle ticket is on top....from Rolling in the Hay! Enjoy!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Its listen up

Don't you just need a Beatles Fix every now and then? Its late and I am the only one up. Love that! Apparently I passed out this afternoon, for a unknown amount of time(a few hours). So I am still up now playing around with my new obsession...Facebook! will love it...Trust me. I may give up myspace all together. Just kidding! I have been adding flair to my page. Because you know , you can never have too much. We only require 15 pieces but we would like you to have more. If you do not know what I am talking about......Go watch Office Space. I know its late, and thats when I start quoting movies. Forgive me. Any way, I was in desperate need of some Beatles. Not sure why. But here you are. For you listening pleasure. A few of my favorites by the Fab 4!

Oh and here is a survey

1) If you got married would you keep your last name or take theirs? Well I have been married for 8 years and I only recently took his.....but just on my SS card. I really have no explanation for this. Lazy?
2) What did you do this afternoon? took a nap
3) When do you plan on having kids or your next kid? I am done, stick a fork in me!
4) Do you know a secret about your last ex that would embarrass them? I don't remember anything too embarrassing
5) Can you take a bra off with one hand? I am sure I could if I tried, but why....isnt that their job?
6) Can you use chopsticks? Its been a while
7) How old were you when you lost your first tooth? old are the people making up these surveys? Who remembers these things?
8) Were you a hyper or mellow kid? hyper.....I think I still am
9) Why did you throw up last? When I stupidly drank to much!
10) Last time you were drunk? Went to Archies with Jess, drinks kept appearing in my hand
11) What's for dinner? salad, salmon, shrimp
12) Ever been to the Statue of Liberty?nope
13) Voting for Hilary? Hell no, No one should get to be in office that many terms!
14) How many e-mail addresses do you have? 1
15) Do you HAVE to have brand name stuff? No, but I guess it matters what STUFF we are talking about
16) Last time you washed your hair?this morning
17) Who will you be sleeping with tonight? maybe by myself on the couch
18) Do you like Oreos? sure with milk
19) Do you send out Thank-You cards? depends
20) Can you ice skate? I used to be able to
21) Do you have a brother?no
22) Do you know how to change a diaper? Apparently I have forgotten
23) Do you flip people off while driving?not unless they deserve it
24) What color is your car?black
25) Would you take a bullet for anyone?
26) Do you keep a planner?yes, but I try not to use it to much...I don't want that much organization in my life.
27) Who's your favorite American Idol judge? Paula.....its just fun to watch how intoxicated she gets by the end of the show
28) Do you like to grocery shop? I can think of other things to do
29) What kind of mood are you in? feeling fine
30) Last time you cleaned? cleaned what?
31) Did you get an Easter basket? This year....nope
32) What pills do you take daily? No pills, just vitamins
34) Do you do your own laundry?most of the time
35) Do you go tanning?yes
36) Has someone close to you passed away this year?no
37) Baths or showers?both
38) Do you take out the trash?Yes
39) Are you getting engaged any time soon? Well that would create some issues...don't you think?
40) What's the best part about being single? No one to answer too.........
41) Paper or Plastic? For what?
42) Do you watch "The Hills"?no
43) Last CD you played? Rhianna
44) What did you do last Saturday night? Sat around the pool at the was a really wild night
45) Which one of your friends is going to have the cutest baby?most of my friends already have babies and theya re all cute!(I will just keep this answer)
47) What is the theme of your bedroom?Theme! I am supposed to have a Theme? WTH! I knew I was missing something.
48) Wearing any bracelets? nope
49) Last thing someone bought for you? A Xterra!
50) What are you going to do now? press the publish post button

Update Already!!!!

Okay, so I have been MIA lately. But I got on the net today(first time in weeks), I thought I could give a little update here. So here goes......


DH is home! He flew into Ft. Bragg at the end of March. He spent about a week there. I drove over one night. I nearly got a ticket! I say nearly because apparently the cop liked what he saw and let me off with a warning(okay and a cleavage shot!) "No officer, I had no idea I was going 96 in a 70" oops! Anywho.....We had our reunion in a strip club, first for me, but hey I am always open to new things. The guys who had been in the states less than 12 hours wanted to see ta-tas. Who could blame them? DH was designated driver for the night. I myself decided to drink too once I arrived. I think it was the pregnant lady striping that sent me over the edge. But hey its not my thing. So we had about 36 hours together , then I drove home(managed to escape the cops this time!). DH flew to AZ , finished up there, had a reunion with friends and family, then flew back across the states to Bham where I picked him up. He is settling back in slowly. The kids are enjoying him very much. Things are a little slower for the two of us, but it takes time.

Ryley and Kendal

Ryley had tonsil and adnoid surgury in March. It took him a little longer than I expected to recover, but he is doing great now. He is barely taking his asthma meds anymore. Ya HOO! He is back playing baseball and even training to do the Cotton Row Fun Run with us. Very exciting! He has about 15 days left of school and then he will be a second grader(where does the time go?). Also , popular boy that he is was named class favorite (two years running).

Kendal is still dancing away and enjoying school. She has been very clingy with daddy. Normal I know , but I hope it smooths out soon. I have almost got her sleeping in her bed....instead of "camping" out in the floor with sleeping bag and lamp.


Other than being MIA from the internet. I have been busy with all the above. So busy in fact, I dropped out of my 1/2 marathon....which happens to be today. Totally bummed. I just let myself down. Damn , One of these days I will be superwoman, but not yet! I did manage to talk a dance studio into letting me teach. Classes start in the summer. Its really hard for me to get the quote out of my head " I just want to dance!" Follow me(if not go watch Dazed and Confused) I have also got talked into clogging and apparently am going to be in the recital. Which should make for a interesting event, but hey like I said before.....I am usually up for anything! Just don't make me where a cowgirl skirt and hat. Yee Haw! Not! I have decided to stay here in Fort Payne, (you know since I took the teaching job). The kids are happy here, I am happy here and Chris is looking for a Guard job here. It seems to be going well but we shall see in a few weeks. Hmm, I am sure there are more things I am doing now....but it has escaped me. Hopefully I will not go so soon between posts and I will forget next time.

Oh yeah, I have a new baby actually two. An Xterra and a puppy. Totally excited about both. Mac Kingsley(the puppy, I have not named the truck yet) joined our family about 2 weeks ago. he is a Morkie. You get a Morkie when you cross a Yorkshire Terrier and a Maltese. Cute nothing of a dog(or hairball) Best puppy ever(but of course it should be when you pay this much) . And don't flame me for getting a designer dog(everyone is doing it).

Here is pics of all of the no particular order.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Found this has meaning for me right now

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept,

Things we don't want to know but have to learn,

and people we can't live without but have to let go. ~Author Unknown

And don't you just want to escape sometimes..........which reminds me of a blog challenge I never did. "Where do you go (mentally) to escape the day to day?, Whats your mental vacation?" Well I am the type of person who definetly likes to escape. I need quiet. I need nature. I need to hear my own heart beat. I have always been the type of person who would get up and go on a moments notice. Fly by the seat my pants, up for anything! Friend calls in the middle of the night...."hey lets go to the beach" Sure! I miss this spontainity! Before I had kids I could just get and the car and go. Oh and the stories I could tell! UCLA, Spring Break, Lake Havasu, thats all I am saying! Anyway! There has to be other ways now that grabbing my keys and going take a little more planning. Running definetly clears my head, but some days its not possible. Like today. R had surgery today, K screamed and threw a fit and would not go to school, and DH is in the air as we speak flying back to the US. And all I want to do is run away. I am so exhausted. Mentally, Physically, Emotionally. And the only place I can think to be is where I can hear waves crashing, smell salt in the air, feel grains of sands under my feet. I need a beach fix. So bad. So I guess that is where I go for my Mental Vacation.....back to the beach.......reminds me of a some lyrics from one of my favorite Jimmy Buffett song.......

I want to go back to the island,
Where the shrimp boats tie up to the pilin'.
Give me oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year,
And I'll feel fine, I'll feel fine.

'Cause I want to be there,
I want to go back down and lie beside the sea there.
With a tin cup for a chalice
Fill it up with good red wine,
And I'm-a chewin' on a honeysuckle vine.

Yeah, now the sun goes slidin' 'cross the water;
Sailboats, they go searchin' for the breeze.
Salt air it ain't thin,It can stick right to your skin,
And make you feel fine.It makes you feel fine

Yes, and now you heard my strange proposal;
Get that Packard up and let's move.
I want to be there before the dayTries to steal away and leave us behind;
I've made up my mind;

and here is a pic I took about a year ago.

So for now, I will look at pictures, listen to my JB albums and plan my next beach trip. But soon, very soon, I am just going to grab my keys and go! I mean a mental vacation can only hold you for so long!!!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

I am to tired to do any more tonight....

I will update later. i am tired and going to bed but here is a survey.

Who were your last 3 texts from?Jess, Beth, Chris
Where was your default picture taken? In my apartment
Your current relationship status? alone......
What is your current mood?very tired
What color shirt are you wearing?pink
Who has the ability to hurt you most? people I care about
If you could go back in time and change something, would you? I could say yes, but every thing you go through makes you who you are.
Where was the last place, out of town, that you went to?Huntsville
Something you like a lot? sex
Do you have a fondness for gnomes? Only ones that are hidden in the woods with clues
Who can you tell EVERYTHING to? A few friends
When was the last time you cried? Its been awhile
Where are you right now? in my apartment
If you could have one super power what would it be?Let me fly!
what is your fav color?Blue
What is one thing that annoys you on TV? Shows like the Bachelor
Do you still like kiddy movies? Not really , but I sit through them
What are you eating or drinking at the moment? Smartwater
Do you speak any other language? not so much, but I am trying to learn some Italian
What's your favorite smell?The beach, saltwater
Describe your life in one word? Complicated
Have any tattoos?yes
What are you looking forward to the most? Having someone to share the day to day stuff
What are you thinking about right now?crawling in bed
What should you be doing right now?crawling in bed
Who was the last person that made you upset/angry?myself
What are you listening to?the fan
Do you like working in the yard?love it
Do you act differently around the person you like? I think we all try to be the best version of ourselves around the people we like.
What is your natural hair color?Brown/blonde(can't remember)
What's your favorite place in the world? sitting in the sand , toes getting wet, and the sun setting. And yes it could be any beach
What is the holiday closest to your b-day?Labor Day
What is your dream car? I really just want that XTerra already!
Has anyone sang or played for you personally?I don't think so
Have you broken a bone or had stitches? too many to count
Anyone on your mind right now?Yes

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I know you have been missing me!

And since I am in rare form today(or so I have been told, it must be the pig tails!) Here is a survey! But first let me post a pic I took at the mall yesterday. I am thinking of getting some letters like this for my place. What do you think? And do you think that Dillards is trying to send its patrons a message? We hear you!!!! So yes I went to the mall yesterday with 4 kids, Beth, and Jess.......I am still asking myself why? I feel the need everynow and then to remind myself how insane this can be. It only happens about twice a year. But it is a good reminder none the less. We all go out. Carts, drinks, popcorn, diaper bags, sippy cups, binkys, blankets, snacks, diapers, shall I go on? We take our kids out into the mall or Target? All the moms attempt to get some shopping down. Never really happens. Yesterday we started at Target. 30 minutes into the adventure the kids are screaming, moms are crying and I want to lose it! But before I can lose it , apparently a Target employee lost it for us. She thought she was talking to herself. She thought no one heard her. She thought wrong. Beth just happened to be behind the T employee, when she says"Good Grief, I wish they would shut up!" Snort! They being us and our screaming kids. Honestly , I do not know what all the complaining was about, we were not being that loud! A 1-two year old in full wail, 2- 4 year olds playing ring around the roses and hurdling themselves in the floor, a 7 year old begging his mom to leave......I mean there is no need to get all huffy! Well Beth proceeds to tell us all what happened, Jess proceeds to call the manager, and I proceed to take my children and walk away(Did I mention I am non confrontational?)This only proceeds to cause more wailing mostly from my kids because we are leaving their friends. So I bribe them (like every good mom should) and we meet up after all has settled down.....Ready to check out! We check out , load up, make it across the parking lot to Chik fil le (how do you spell that?) and collaspe around chicken nuggets and fries. I was good, I ate a salad.....I refuse to count the calories from my daughters fries(can't let those go to waste!). Then with our bellys full and the thoughts of the last hour have left us, we proceed to go to the mall for more torture. What did we need here? I can't remember. But we did get to see the Easter Bunny. My kids hid behind me(thats the usual MO), Z got a sucker , and E actually got up in his lap and took a pic. Brave girl. Bunny kinda scared me. To skinny..... Anyway we made it to several stores successfully , then saw the Bow guy. Thats what I choose to call him. He is at the mall twice a year. You must get your bows from the bow guy, they are the best! Every little girl needs 40 dollars worth of bows from the Bow guy! We finally decided to let the kiddos play at the play area while we took turns doing other shopping. This is where my picture of the decorative :) wall letters come in. What can I say, I am easily amused. 4 worn out kids , a small nose bleed, 3 milkshakes(because it brings all the boys to the yard), and two Camel Mocha Venti Frappachinos (with a extra shot of caffeine) later, We were back in the car! And on our way home. 2 kids passed out , the other 2 played gameboy. It was good. Maybe in another 6 months I will take inventory again and decide I need some more crazy, but as for now we are all stocked up here!
Any who, on to other business. Running. Saturday, I successfully beat myself up doing 6 miles. IN THE SNOW! I mean it was actively hitting my face. There again I need to add that this was before the shopping trip and the inventory in crazy was running low. I felt I needed a challenge. Cause 6 miles is not challenge enough. I spent the rest of the weekend on the couch with extra pillows, ibuprofen and ice packets. I am definetly feeling better now and that serious injury I was convinced I had has faded away to just tight muscles. Oh well, I can always try again on Saturday when I convince myself I can do 8 miles. Actually the truth is I can do it.....I really understand what it means to be mentally ready.......Just like I will mentally be ready to do 5 in the morning..........
Other news. Baseball season is starting for R. Yeah! I felt like I did not have enough to do, so I would add us another activity to the week......But truthfully I am excited for him. He will actually play on a team with less than 20 players and compete against more than 1 other team. There is a whole story here but I will spare you. Anyway....It will be good. And I can only hope that he gets on the same team with a kid named Rue, We had soccer with this kid.....REally its for my entertainment. Its not the kids fault. It was his dad. Every game, on the sidelines, screaming and turning purple "Get the ball Rue!, Get the ball!" It took me a full 8 games before I understood what was being said. I swear by the end of soccer season it was a family event to see how many times "Get the ball Rue" was said. I catch myself even today saying it. So maybe if we are really lucky will get to be teamates again and, Instead it will be "Hit the ball Rue, Hit the ball"!! Thats just good entertainment right there(did you hear my southern accent just now?)
Anyway, I said all that to post this......just another survey
1. List one fact about the last person you kissed. She was very short, with curly blonde hair
2. What was your first thought when you looked in the mirror this morning? Could those dark circles get any worse?
3. Do you believe there's always room in your heart for your first love? umm, hmmm, Once you have loved , there is always a small part there
4. Have you ever worn the opposite sexs underwear?boxers, yes
5. Where is the next place you will travel to? Italy in November
6. Do you want to get married & have kids one day?sure....wait already did that
7. Do you curse a lot? Hell no
8. Have you ever kissed in a pool? absolutely and thats not all
9. Do you have long hair or short hair? longish
10. Do you like ice cream? Yes, have you tried the birthday cake ice cream?
11. Whats your favorite color? blue
12. What does the last text in your inbox say? c u at gym in the morning
13. Are you open about your sex life? very open to sex in my life....what was the question
14. Have you ever lied to protect someone's feelings?what a tangled web we weave
Seriously 15 and 16....just gone
17. Favorite magazine? Don't really read any
18. What are you wearing right now?sports bra, running shorts
19 and 20 , 21---who learned how to count?
22. Is there anybody that knows your deepest, darkest secret?Yep
23. Could you?would you in a train? could you would you in the rain? Train , rain, woods, beach, car, truck, what was the question again?
24. Who taught you to tie your shoes? uh?
25. Do you usually sing while showering? Not usually
26. What's the last thing that really grossed you out? I am not sure
27. What is the age of the oldest person you would date right now? If I were dating , I would say that 40 has to be my limit
28. Do you stick up for what you believe in? I try to, but I don't shove my opinions and feelings in other people's faces either.
29. Is there anybody you're really disappointed in right now? hmm
30. If you could go back in time would you? nah, you can't live in the past
31. Do you use your middle finger often?Everyday, but we need to be more specific with this question
32. Are you a really understanding person? I try to be
33? Hello?
34. How many people have you kissed in your entire life? oh thousands
35. Do you know anyone addicted to drugs? sure, prescription or otherwise

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Who gets up this early?

Its early.......I have been up since way to early am. I woke up when K slipped into my bed ...4:57am. Head has been spinning ever since. I can not stand when that happens. Which seems to be the MO lately. I sleep, dream , wake up and can not stop thinking. What am I doing today, I gotta run today.......3 miles today, the monkeys will be waking up soon, what the heck are they wearing to school, gotta mail this, got to go here, there and then what, I need to do this, that , and oh yeah, when is Chris coming home.............Ahhhh, Get out of my head! Why does no one tell you life gets so crazy right before a soldier comes home? And why can't I find excitement in it? It is supposed to be an exciting time right? Then why are me and the kids so...Blah! I hate feeling tense, stressed and crazy! See and thats why I gotta go run....Not just because its on the schedule.....but Why! Read the headliner, "because it clears my head and then I can go on"

Oh and for your entertainment, Here is a survey. Because thats what you do while drinking coffee and the Webkinz website does not seem to work this early either............What do they not think adults play?

1. Are you younger than 29? Yes, for a few more months
2. Ever kissed anyone with a name starting with J? I am sure I have, but no names come to mind
3. How many swim suits do you own? Maybe 3
4. Do you like the color green?Blue is better , but green is okay
5. What things would you NOT tolerate in a relationship? Hatefulness to each other, not being able to be myself, Trying to Change to please the other, laziness,(I could keep going)
6. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses? nope , lasik is a wonderful thing
7. When in your life have you been the happiest? Hmm, There should be a good answer for this.
8.Ever eaten soap? Is this really a quetstion?
9. What are you listening to right now?Silence
10. Is there a place you would like to visit soon? The beach would be nice
11. What's your favorite kind of drug? Love.......Snort! Well you asked a stupid question you get a stupid answer
12. Which would you rather be a pirate or a ninja? Who comes up with this stuff.....I guess I choose a pirate......Grrrrrrrrr
13. Have you ever fallen into a mud puddle? I don't think so, but I am up for anything
14. Do you like winter? There are great things about winter, Icicles, snow, crisp air, Christmas......But I am summer girl all the way! Less clothes, tan bodies, trips to the beach....
15. Does your screen name have numbers in it?no
16. Are you in a band?nope
17. Do you like parties? Depends, not kid parties so much
18. How long have you had your myspace for? Since 06 , I think
19. If you could own a monkey, would you? Uh NO
20. Do you own anything from American Eagle? A certain sweater comes to mind........No not at the moment
21. Do you listen to rap/hip-hop?yes, and so are you right now, if you have the speakers up
.22. What's the last thing you put in your mouth? UH...........just kidding.....Coffee
23. What was your first AIM name? ?????
24. Do you like fruit? Some yes, but I do not eat a bunch
25. Do you have a Nextel phone? no, just Tmobile, thats torture enough!
26. Have you ever given a random person your number? Yep
.28. Whats your favorite number and why? 25..... My birthday

WHERE IS 29!!!!

30. Would you make a good parenT? Not sure.......We will see what they think in another 10 years
31. Whats the last text in your phone inbox say?I will be there is a few
32. Do you have an addiction? Uh yes, Yes would be the answer.......I wish I could have it NOW
33. What's your favorite cuss word?WTF?
34. Do you like cops? Doesnt everyone like cops?
35. Have you ever flashed someone? Absolutely
36. Do you talk a lot? I think so
37. Do you get bored easily? Not really, just more restless, but it definetly not boredom
38. How many pillows do you sleep with?several
39. Do you like Smores?Sure
40. Do you like hugs and kisses? Yes, who doesnt
41. Do you act gangster?Negative Seriously....Who makes up these questions
45. When was the last time you went out of state? Before Christmas
46. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?no
47. What was the last thing you had to drink? Coffee

Monday, March 03, 2008

I got nothing

to write about that is....... I am tired. I am sick. And I am tired of being sick. Yet, be proud I ran most of my 3 miles today and did spin. It was a BEAUTIFUL day out, so thats the positive. Thats it , I told you I have nothing. Oh yeah, wait......I just remembered. I got two ideas for jobs today. Don't know how they will pan out or if I need them to, but still sometimes fate steps in you know? I don't even think I am going to mention them here yet...But just needed to say that things just happen in your life for a reason. Oh and this. I forgot to add this picture the other day. This was in the kids doctors office. I could not help but snap a pic with my phone. This completely cracked me up!!!!! (and NO! This is not one of the job opportunities)

And a really great quote! This one is from Grey's Anatomy. I am back to falling asleep to episodes since I got them back from Krysten. Who else here needs background noise?

"You can get over anything that happens to you.....You just have to survive it first"

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Good Weekend, Feeling relaxed and a Blah, Blah, Blah Survey

Well this weekend was very nice.....Some great girl time, caught up on some sleep, no kids......what more could you want! Today I went up and got the kids. Played some baseball with R, and then went to the park. I talked the kids into going down to the water. It was such a beautiful day! I love DeSoto. I could sit out on those rocks all day and listen to the water. But.....they lasted about 20 minutes and then wanted to get ice cream and play at the park. So we did. I will add some pics...Forgot my good camera though!! I really got to get in the habit of keeping it in my car! Well tommorrow starts another week, and after a week of sickness, I hope we are all getting better. Rye is still struggling but I hope it clears up soon. I did not get to run this past week so tommorrow, I will be stepping it up a bit. I am going to get to the gym early I hope. ........ I am going to post this survey and then go start my new book. Eat, Love , and Pray.....okay technically not new. Its been sitting on my shelf for a while. But it looks excellent. A womens year of self discovery in Italy, India, and Indonesia. Sounds great! Anyway....back to the blah survey. I am serious thats what its called!

1. last cigarette?? 1 really bad puff off of one at Hogwild. I choked. Because it has been since October since I quit! Yeah me(this totally helps with the whole running thing...go figure)
2. last beverage: 1 glass of Beringer right now
3. last phone call? Chris
4. last text message: See you at the gym in the morning
5. last CD played: A mix of music I have been into lately
6: last BUBBLE bath: About 2 hours ago
7: last time you cried :about a week ago on the phone with sis
8. last meal? The kids wanted Taco Bell.....I wishing I had not

SEVEN have you’s:
1. have you ever dated someone twice?: twice, three times, whatever
3. have you ever kissed someone & regreted it?: I am sure I have but I do not remember...You should never regret kisses.
4. have you ever fallen in love?yes
5. have you ever lost someone?: yes
6.have you ever slept until 2pm?: yes, quite recently.....Like Saturday
7. have you ever been drunk and thrown up? Yes, but not much. It only serves to make me feel stupid

SIX things you did in the past three days:
1.) slept all day
2.) shared an entire bag of M&M's
3.) sent Jewelry swaps out
4.) talked with friends
5.) played on webkins
6.) took the kids to the park

SIX people you can tell pretty much anything to ( I do not care for this question.....I list these in no particular order!!!!!!!)
1.) Jess
2.) Beth
4.) Stacey
5.) Kylene
6.) Chris

THREE favorite colors —
1.) blue
2.) blue
3.) Pink

list FOUR things you want to do before you die -
1.) Live at the Beach.....I mean litterally on it. House on sand. Windows open so I can hear waves crashing.
2.) Along with my trip to Italy.....I want to go to England, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, France, Germany, Greece.......Shall I keep going?
3.) skydive
4.) Own a sailboat

This month have you…Laughed until you cried: nope

1. Your last kiss? tickled my ear......were we talking romantic kiss?
2. Gay Marriage? Its not my boat to float, but if it yours......Then float it
3. Lowering the drinking age?yes, absolutely, I wrote a paper on it in college. 18 is a legal adult. If you are legal in all other ways, and allowed to serve our country at this age, then by gosh, if you want to drink go right ahead. It should be 18
4. Straight, Gay, or Bi? Me, straight!
5. Who are the best huggers that you know? huggers, like people that hug me? My friends
6. Do you believe in love at first sight? Absolutely
7. Is there something you want to tell someone?yes
8. What brand of shirt are you wearing?Mossimo
9. Would you kiss anyone on your top friends?yes
10. What is your current annoyance? Everyone being sick!
11. How many kids do you want to have?2 is what I got
12. Do you want to change your name? no
13. Last time you saw your father? this afternoon
14. What did you do for your last birthday?? Danced all night at a bar in South Alabama, while drinking tequila
15.What time did you wake up today? 10
16. What were you doing at midnight last night? I had passed out watching a movie
17. Name something you CANNOT wait to do: Italy in November
18. What is your favorite thing in your room? hmmm, my bed
20. Where is your closest friend right now???? At home , I guess

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I can't sleep survey

I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments.. what do you buy?

1. Produce: romaine lettuce
2. Bakery: fresh bread
3. Meat: Chicken
4. Frozen: ice cream!
5. Dry goods: Cereal

Lets say we are heading out for a warm weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So, whats in your bag?

1. jean skirt
2. tank top
3. bikini

If I was to listen in on one of your conversations throughout the day, what 4 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?

1. Bark, Bark!
2. Hey babe!
3. Hurry up!
4. Hello , my love

So, what 4 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?

1. Drinking my coffee
2. Surf the net
3. Going to the gym
4. Talking to friends

You're driving down the road, and suddenly you're hit with this sense of road rage. What 3 factors probably contributed to it?

1. People driving way to slow
2. People cutting me off
3. People who can not turn the car already!

Sweet, you just scored a whole afternoon to yourself. We're talking a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?

1. hmmmm.......I can't tell you what I would like to be doing! :)
2. Go see friends
3. Surf the web
4. Go for a run on the trails
5. Scrapbooking

Were going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it will have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
1. Monkeys
2. elephants
3. Tiger/lion

You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?

1. Moonlight
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Moonlight
4. Oh , did I mention Moonlight?

You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?

1. Cookies and Cream
2. Java Chip
3. Mint Chocolate Chip

Somebody stole your purse/wallet…in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?

1. my vera bradley wallet
2. purple cell phone
3. orbitz gum
4. Keys with the green keychain
5. carmex

You are at a job fair, and asked in what areas you are interested in pursuing a career. Lets pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?

1. Personal Trainer
2. Artist
3. Dancer
4. Marine Biologist(for old times sake)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Deck of me cards!

I am catching up! Can you believe it? And its only week 9 of the year. Okay, I am not totally caught up , but I only have two more to do. And I tell you I got to think on these for a bit. Quite a few of these I have been pondering for some time. I need to let go , and let it flow! Usually once I sit down to create it all just happens. So here they are!

Week 3- Spice of Life.......How do I need to spice up my life. Why the heck did this one stump me so hard. .....but this is what I came up with.

Week 4-3 words that describe me....Easy enough...Yeah right! But I sure love this card. Don't we all just love CTMH stamps?

Week 5- What to say to my 18 yr old self.........Oh...I could write a book! Funny thing is DS came in and was looking at my cards and said...Mom, this card says If you want to be happy be 18. I had to look. Yes , well that is not what I meant it to say. It is just supposed to be the quote by Henry David Thoreau. "If you want to be happy, BE"..........Because we all know that being 18 is not exactly the highlight of your life. Well at least not for me. And yes, this is a pic of me when I was 18.

Week 6 - What is the junk in your life that you need to let go of? And you gotta use your junk mail to create the card. Okay......Loved this exercise. I mean I loved using the junk mail to create it.....Not the junk in my life!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

There is a time and a place for the Pelvic Thrust

Like..........When you are going to a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show and everyone is dressed up and ready to step into the "time warp again....." You with me? Seriously.....just saying the lyrics gets me going. BUT!!! Do you know when it is not appropriate? When the 60 something guy at the auto glass repair shop does it. I am just going to lay it out there. I don't think that this is a good time for the pelvic thrust. Picture this. I walk in the the Auto Glass Place on Friday. I have just left the gym, so I am wearing gym shorts, sweatshirt, hair in ponytail, no get the idea. I am just wanting to leave my keys to get my glass fixed , hop in the car with Jess , and go eat some breakfast.... Nope...NOt going to happen. Pelvic Thrust guy looks at me and asks if I have a ride, because it is going to take a couple hours. And I quote " Do you have a ride? Because if you don't , I will take you any where you want to go" [Insert Pelvic Thrust and "Whoo WHoo" Here] ...........Excuse me? WTF? I am speechless. Not really ,but I have no words for this guy. In the words of Ricky Bobby......"Did that just happen?, That just blew my mind!" Exactly. I walk out.....Speechless and get in the car with Jess. I think at this point I am many shades of red. Lets just go eat. So as I relay the "incedent" to my girlfriends over Cracker Barrell, I am told by them that these things only seem to happen to me. You know... I wish they didn't. What is with the older guys!Do they just get passed a certain age and the mouth filter goes out? I mean the old guy at the gym said he wanted to married to me for like 30 minutes! Who says this stuff! I swear I am wearing a shroud(sp?) next time I go out. But I am laughing at it. Because.........I like them older but not that old!!!!!!!!! sheesh!

"It's just a jump to the left

And then a step to the right

With your hands on your hips

You bring your knees in tight

But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane,

Let's do the Time Warp again!"

Give Me Feedback!!!!! AND Blog Challenge for the week!

Okay, I have a counter soooooooo I just know you are here reading. HaHa!!! Well here is to all of you that know me or getting to know me. Give me one word! One word you would use to describe me. I have seen this exercise floating around SS and the blog world. So give it to me! :) Who knows if I will be as creative as the rest of you guys and make a scrapbook page but hey its fun anyway right!!!!

Here is the Blog Challenge for this week. Yes it is Sunday. But this one was hard!
My Personal Goal
As women we all spend time putting others first, worrying about them, taking care of their needs, scheduling their lives with little time left over for ourselves. For this week's challenge: What is your most important personal goal for the year? What are you doing that is just for you? How are you trying to improve yourself?

Okay, I am sure you know the answer to this. Running. That is what I am doing for myself. It is something that no one else can do for me. It is a singular sport. Does that make sense? I have to set my goals, I have to run the miles, I have to do the work. I have been running for over a year now seriously. I have a 1/2 marathon in 9 weeks and in January 2009 I am going to do the Rock and Roll Marathon in Phoenix. I don't care if I am living there or not I am going. I want this. I want it so much I can taste it! I know that if I am going to have it,It has to be all about running this year. No slacking off. No excuses. Just me hitting the pavement or treadmill. Whatever. Because you know what? Its true. I have put things that are important to me aside for to long. I am tired of putting my life on hold , because it is not a good time. So aside from running I am going to do things that make me happy. I am going to find stability in my life no matter what. I am so tired of being in Limbo!!!

Okay.....Sorry. That about got carried away! But hey if you can not say it out loud, why not type it for all the world to read... Seriously...Seriously.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ever wonder what happened to....

Boys II Men! Well they are on "Don't Forget the Lyrics" tonight. Have you seen this show? I have not turned the television is so long so I have never even heard about it. I was laughing so hard. Wayne Brady is definetly entertaining-always. It was great to see my favorite group from the 90's. Don't you miss the lyrics to The end of the road, Please don't go, and I will make love to you. Okay. Lets get off that subject! But yeah! Great flash backs! I think I still have that cd. Actually it was the very first cd I ever owned.

Yep thats all I got for today. No kids tonight. Thats always nice. They wanted to spend the night with my mom and so I am going to bed early! Maybe listen to a little Boys II Men.

Silly things you probably don't want to know about me

1. Are you taller than your best friend? - about the same
2. Do you have a favorite type of pen? - Zig Millennium size .05(size really does matter)
3. Look at your planner for March 10th, what are you doing?- Monday Go to the gym
4. What color are your toenails usually?- Hot pink(its my favorite color :)
5. What was the last thing you highlighted? My hair
6. What color are the curtains in your bedroom? I have a red sheet hanging over my window
7. What color are the seats in your vehicle?- beige
8. Have you ever had a black and white cat?- Yep, his name was Pantera
9. What is the last thing you put a stamp on?-a bill
10. Do you know anyone who lives in Wyoming?- no, but DH does
11. Why did you withdraw cash from the ATM the last time?-just cause I like to have cash on me
12. Who is the last baby that you held? Lola
13. Can you spell well? yes
14. Do you like Cinnamon toothpaste?- no
15. What kind of car were you driving 2 years ago?- same one
16. Pick one: Miami Hurricanes or Florida Gator? -I don't want to pick either
17. Last time you went to Six Flags?- My 1 year anniversary in 2001
18. Do you have any wallpaper in your house? - no1
19. Closest thing to you that is yellow?- A mexican bowl Krysten gave me
20. Last person you gave a business card to?-When I get business cards I let you know
21. Who is the last person you wrote a check to? My sister for CM
22. Closest framed picture to you? - My daughters fall pics
23. Last time you had someone cook for you? -I guess my mom on Christmas Eve
24. What do you hate about sleeping?-sleeping alone(kids don't count)
25. How many emails do you get in your inbox daily (excluding spam)? - 5-10
26. Last time you gave flowers?- Me and Jess gave Beth flowers when we took her to the movies a couple weekends ago
8. Do you play air guitar?-no but I totally play air drums
29. Has anyone ever proposed to you? - never, YET I am married
30. Do you take anything in your coffee? -sugar free vanilla
31. Do you own any Willow Tree figurines? no
32. What is/was your high school's mascot? - an indian(raider) in Decatur and in Phoenix it was a Matador
33. Last person you spoke to from high school? - Stacey
34. Last time you used hand sanitizer? -hmmm, I don't usually I just wash my hands alot
35. Would you like to learn how to play the drums?- sure, I mean I already got the air drums down!
36. What color are the blinds in your living room? - white
38. Last thing you read in the newspaper? - They are hiring dancers at Babe's lounge
39. What was the last pageant you attended?- what?
40. What is the last place you bought pizza from? - Pizza Hut.
41. Have you ever worn a crown? -absolutely, every chance I get
42. What is the last thing you stapled?- I can not remember
43. Did you ever drink clear Pepsi? - don't remember
44. Are you ticklish? - only in a couple spots, but not bad
45. Last time you saw fireworks? -4th of July when I was doing themat mom and dad's
46. Last time you had a Krispy Kreme doughnut? -I wish I could remember. They are best at like 5 am fresh and hot
47. Last person that IMed you, and you actually responded? - don't know
48. Last time you parked under a carport? - airport parking garage in October? I think
49. Do you have a black dog? - nope but I soon will
51. Are you an aunt or uncle? -Aunt to two little cute girls
52. Who has the prettiest eyes that you know of? - This guy at the gym. They are so darn blue! Great eyes!
53. Last time you saw a semi truck?- today..on the road
54. What is the last song you belted out in the car? -With you Chris Brown
55. do you have a little black dress? -nope

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ready for a little Moonlight?

Me, Me......Is it April yet? But I will set aside my Moonlight tonight....because there is a total eclipse of the Moon. Show starts at 9 central people, so get on the hood of your car and go watch! I am! And by the way for all you out there going nah! Its the last one that we will see until December 2010 so go watch. Sky looks a little cloudy. So we will see. I Think I will make myself a drink. A little Dew and Cruzan and head out to the parking lot. Thats good entertainment. Now if the rugrats would go to sleepy by.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Good Mood, Good Funnies, and a 80's survey

80's Survey

1.How old were you in 1980?I was 1

2. How old were you in 1989? I was 10

3. Were you a Toys R' US Kid? Of course , there are a million toys at toys r us that I can play with

4.Did you watch Transformers? I remember it being on Sat morning but don't remember watching

5. Did you see E.T. on the big screen? I don't think so

6. Did you own a Lite Bright?yep

7. Who is your Favorite Golden Girl? At any point in time during the 80's was I over the age 10 so why watch the Golden Girls??????

8. When someone says " Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!!!

9. What was your favorite toy?My little ponies

10. Did you have a Pogo Ball?Yes......I told you I was a toys R us kid

11. Did you listen to New Kids on the Block? Uh, totally!

12. What New Kid did you have a crush on? JOEY!!

13. Did you play M.A.S.H? (Coming back to edit) Yes, I played this Mansion, Apt., Shack, House. Thank you Laura for reminding of what the heck this was. We did this all over the backs of our notebooks

14. Did you watch The Care Bears? yep, and now my daughter does

15. Did you have Jelly bracelets?yes

16. Did you have a charm necklace and/or bracelet?I don't remember

17. Did you have a Glo Worm?Yes, love the glo worms

18. Did you ever own a slap bracelet? Yes, my boyfriend even gave me a pink and black one at the roller skating rink!

19. The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles?Both! Who could choose. But oh my wasnt Jake Ryan the cutest!!

20. Did you have a crazy hair style?Farrah Faucet feathered sides

21. What was your first bike? A Pink one with a banana seat

22. Name one thing you still own from your childhood?Care bears, My little ponies, dolls, barbies

23. Did you have a Cabbage Patch Kid? Yes , to many of those ugly dolls

24. Did you dress like Madonna? Yes.......Like a virgin

25. Rainbow Brite or Strawberry Shortcake? Who could decide?

26. Did you watch Miami Vice? Yes, me and my grandma did

.27. Did you own a pair of Jelly Shoes? Yep, like 27 pairs

28. Did you own a Trapper Keeper?yes

29. Atari or Nintendo? I had an Atari but then when Nintendo came out , that was the big Christmas present

30. Did you play Pac-Man?yes

31. Which was better: Jem or Barbie and the Rockers? Both....I repeat.....with those choices who could decide

32. He-Man or She-Ra?Don't remember

33. What movie scared you the most?I don't remember watching any scary movies

34. Did you try to dance like Michael Jackson? Are you kidding .....Try? I totally had the moves....still do......snort!

35. What Is The First Thing That Comes To Mind When You Hear "Flux Capacitor"? Delorian. 2.2 Gigagwatts......Back to the Future.

36. What other colors did Pepsi come in?I know that there was that clear stuff but I do not remember it

37. Roger Rabbit Or Howard The Duck?Howard the Duck

38. Did you ever beg your parents to have your school picture taken with the 'LASER' background? I am totally lost

39. Do you know what the Ninja Rap is? NO

40. Do you know why people cringe when they hear the word BUCKNER?nope

41. Can you name the family members from National Lampoons Vacation movies? Clark(Sparky), Ellen, Cousin Eddy, Russ, Audrey..............This is crazy, this is crazy

42. Wally-World or Europe?WallyWorld

43.What was your favorite movie from the 80's? Okay, I LOVE 80's movies, so this was a little hard to narrow down. But here it is. The Lost Boys. See I have always liked Vampires. But You get Correy Haim and Correy Fieldman as well. Who could go wrong. Not to mention a you Keifer Sutherland. NUMMY!!!

44. What was your favorite T.V. show from the 80's? The A Team

Since I had such strong feelings about the 80's movie.....Let me give you a little something to look at!

Okay, now on to the other stuff. I had an excellent day. Which started with a good run. Legs felt better today so I was able to do it. I have been in an excellent mood ever since. Must be all the extra endorphins. I also met Jess for spin and came home to the phone ringing off the hook. But all in good fun. Because I have been laughing ever since. My mom called to tell me that some distant cousin was on American Idol. Me: " Okay mom, I will be sure to watch you 5th cousin , 8 times removed.....Talk to you later" About an hour later she called back. My grandfather had called back to say that it was not her cousin it was just a friend of the cousin. So he had to call every one in the family back to tell them NO , it was not the cousin, because you know we were all hovering over the phone , ready to vote....Right! Not like I was watching. Is it even good this year? Any new eye candy? I mean I gotta have some Daughtry or Beau. Nummy. LOLO? Can you help me with this? Still Mom had another funny to tell me. Which totally made me fall out of the chair laughing. My step grandmother's, mother is still alive. (Yes we are an American family--Grandpa robbed the cradle) The lady is nearly old and was watering plants today around the house. Well she gets to her favorite one and is watering it. Looks at her daughter(my step grandma) and says " This is the best growing plant I have ever owned, I simply love it" Well my grandparents don't have the heart to tell her that it is Fake. So they just nod , smile , and empty the water out each day. Now laugh, because that is funny. I don't care who you are. My second funny of the night came from my friend Kylene. She had me rolling with her diet woes. I will not go into details because chances are you will not find them as funny as me...cause I tend to laugh alot! But I will leave you with this. And I swear if anyone can tell me where to get the tshirt, I would love them forever. I would pay about 1,562$ for one. I don't know where I came up with that sum, but hey seems good. But recently her husband bought her this tshirt. Of course at Mardi Gras! But hey I think this shirt could just be a great everyday tshirt. Like say to wear to the gym.

" I want to ride you like a float, and eat you like a Moonpie"

Enough said. Night KY, Thanks for the laughs!!! xoxoxoxox

Sunday, February 17, 2008

So I managed to get something done today!

Well it was a lazy, rainy Sunday! So of course rock climbing was out, which was fine since I really needed to recoup and I totally did not go to the bridal shower. I was just not up to it. It was good just to spend the day at home relaxing. I cleaned the kids room(and I mean cleaned!). I also worked on my jewelry swaps. All sets but 1, that are due in March are done. I only have 8 more of the 1 set left. I ended up changing my prototype for the 2nd spring group. The green rock was not working for me. I also came up with prototypes for the other 3 groups. I have them all individually bagged and ready to be worked on. I figure I can knock them out this week. I will add pictures , because I am really happy with the turn out!

1. New spring charm
2.Shades of Green charm
3. Shades of Blue charm
4. Shades of Black charm

I am so excited because I registered for the Nashville Country Music 1/2 Marathon. I have exactly 10 weeks! I am all ready with my training schedule. A little nervous but I am glad I just went ahead and did it. I know that it will push me to work that much harder. Motivation!!!! Now darn it all if the gym is not closed tommorrow. Oh well , I will be doing a wet trail run. I got to get going in the morning too because I know I will never do it if I don't in the morning. So here is my quote for the day..........Since I am thinking of running.
"Some running is good, more is better, and too much is just enough" "The only way to define your limits is to go beyond them"
As for tommorrow everything is closed and the kids are out of school. I thought I might go to Chattanooga but I don't think so. I got a bug tonight and bought paint for the hutch. I have been meaning to paint that thing since I moved in. So I hope to knock it out tommorrow.....after I run! Do you think the kids will leave me alone long enough to not get finger prints in it? Ha!

Here is a myspace funny: Go to google. Put your name and the word "needs". Like Bry needs......This is what I got:
1st Werewolves, 2nd Vampires

Why is this so funny? And why did I feel the need to share?

Well if you are an Anita Blake fan such as yours truly, the coincidence that these both popped up is quite funny. I am a huge Anita Blake fan. I do not need Werewolves though.....Richard is so not my favorite character. But since Werewolves popped up firstl.......I choose Jason. But Jean-Claude is. And yes he is a Vampire. Now if you are confused....simply get the books , there are at least 14 out there. AND READ! ENJOY! Of course I will settle for the good Mick St. John anytime when talking about vampires. So anyway, I love the results I got! Go google yourself and your needs and tell me what you come up with! Ah the things we find to do to amuse ourselves online!

Blog Challenge~ Interview

I asked Ryley and Kendal 20 questions concerning me:

1) What is something that mom always says to you
A: Go brush your teeth(so true, I think I was scared of that answer)

2) What makes mom happy?
A: Us being good

3) What makes mom sad?
A: Daddy being gone

4) How does Mom make you laugh?
A: giving hugs and tickles

5) What was mom like as a child?
A: Kendal said.....Just like her!(True), Ryley said- I was always hurt with a broke arm(You have no idea , son!)

6) How old is your mom?
A: Kendal said 5, Ryley said 38(thanks Rye)

7) How tall is your mom?
A: Kendal said Big, Ryley said Can I measure you please?

8) What is her favorite thing to do?
A: Go to the Beach!(they got me pegged)

9) What does your mom do when you're not around?
A: Go out and see friends

10) If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
A: Ryley- Rock and Roll singer(Yeah, BABY!), Ryley said my signature song would be "We will Rock you"

11) What is your mom really good at?
A: Ryley-running and being yourself

12) What is your mom not very good at?
A: building houses(I wonder why they think that?)

13) What does your mom do for her job?
A: Scrapbook(I wish!)

14) What is your mom's favorite food?
A: Ryley-Vegetables, Kendal- Salad(hmmm, acording to them i am healthy!)

15) What makes you proud of your mom?
A: Because you are a runner

16) If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
A: Kendal-Little Mermaid, Ryley-Little bo peep(Smartie)

17) What do you and your mom do together?
A: Go out to eat and the movies

18) How are you and your mom the same?
A: Ryley-we both like to exercise, Kendal- our hair

19) How are you and your mom different?
A: Ryley- she is taller than me, Kendal-Nope she is taller than me

20) How do you know your mom loves you?
A: Ryley-She likes to hug on us, and because you read books to us-well sometimes

So I feel pretty good about these answers and they had fun talking! Kendal was just being silly and Ryley was thinking really hard on his answers. He can read now so , you know I could not change his answers!! Now to get started on that Rock and Roll Singer(Maybe I should put that in my 30 things before I turn 30!) Haha!! Oh and Ryley , that is 28 , not 38.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Here is another survey.....its late, yes I am bored

Are you an adult? yes
How old are you? 28
How old do you feel? You are as young as you want to be
Do you consider yourself a grown-up? yes....what is with the obsession?
Do kids call you mr/miss/mrs? I had a kid call me mrs. the other day.......snort
Did you graduate high school? Yes
Did you go to college? for a few semesters
If so, what is/was your major? marine biology....if you can believe it
Did your parents go to college? yes...some
Have you been back to your high school since you graduated? to the actual buiding .....NO
Do you still keep in touch with school friends? some yes
Have you been to a school reunion? yes.....interesting......especially the table cloths....Oh yeah, some people never all.....still B@#$&*! (There are days I wish I had a filter)
Do you plan to attend a school reunion? why not, I would love to see if someone takes up the tableclothes at the next one
Are you single/dating/married/divorced? married
Do you have children? yep
Where do you work? Where don't I work
Are you happy with the carreer field you have choosen? let me think, this career kinda just chooses you, you know?
Are you satisfied with your income? nope
Do you hang out with your co-workers? all the time....we are like family
How many hours do you work per week? .24 x 7
Do you rent or own a home? I rent an apt.
Is your home big enough? nopeDo you throw parties often? nope
Do you want to move? not at the moment
What do you do for fun? hang out with friends
Favorite TV shows? Moonlight
Do you have a TVO/DVR box to record shows? No
What size is your biggest TV? 37? I think
How much do you spend on groceries weekly or monthly? Good grief...there is no telling
Do you have pets? had a left me for my mom(WTH)..I am getting a dog
What vehicle do you drive? corolla
What do you like or dislike about your vehicle? the dent where I backed a durango into it.
If you could back in time, what advice would you give yourself at
age 5: candy will totally give you cavities
age 16: do not where that short of skirt, and don't worry you really will get boobs
age 18: Do not stay with that guy(you know who you are!)
age 21: Go back to college.....oh and don't marry on a sidewalk in a shopping area.....still it worked out right?
age 25: Go back to college( I repeat)
age 29: Finish that 30 before 30 list!!!!!!!

Blog Challenge(playing Catch up!): FAVORITES CLUB

Maybe I should have a glass of wine(or 2) more puts me in the mood to write!

Imagine that you have just joined a club.It is a FAVORITES book/cd club.When it is your time to make a suggestion you should suggest a book and cd that is your favorite –the one that you really connect with.Your goal is not to please the group but to convey something about yourself with your selection.Select the one book that you really connect with for whatever reason. Select the album/cd that you would keep if you were only allowed one for the rest of your life.Along with your selection please explain why.

I love to read. Anyone who knows me, knows this. I read it all. From Harry Potter to Jane Austin to Anita Blake Vampire Series! Oh and don't let me forget Janet EVanovich or Diana Giabaldon(no way did I forget LOLO). And while I would not want to be without any of these wonderful books. There is one that I don't think I could do without. And this is going to sound crazy...............Its the follow up book to Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy takes a wife by Linda Bertoll. I know what you are thinking.. She has lost it. But here is why. The story of Elizabeth and Darcy is etched in my mind without a doubt. I know every conversation, argument, and memory they have in the original. But what I always wanted to know , was what happened next. I read countless sequels to the great classic, but was never impressed. Not until this book. From cover to cover , word by word, I soaked it up. I loved every ounce of it. I have read it so many times, just to be reminded. Because like so many women out there I needed to know that Elizabeth got the happy ending. That Darcy was just as good as he seemed. I needed to know that their love was one to last.

Now what album would I choose. Well obviously it would be a Jimmy Buffett album. Ballads from the Box Collection. So many songs that mean so much. My favorite song is Survive. A anthem if you will, for my life. A song that has been ever present in my marriage as well. Chris and I used to fall asleep every night listening to this album. We would lie in bed and talk or sing every song until we fell asleep. For years, the same thing. We used laugh when we would catch our kids mesmerized by the "blades of the fan on the ceiling" or about calling Kendal "Little miss Magic". I still laugh when Chris says to me....."If the phone does not ring....its me." Yeah, that is definetly the only album I would need for all time. In fact, now is as good a time as any to listen.......

.......because honey, I didnt know I would be missing you so..............but Come Monday it will be alright

Here is my favorite song's lyrics

I play the stereo loud
When I'm away from the maddening crowd
Smokin', jokin', clowns we all are
Sometimes I kinda get real ill
When I receive my monthly telephone bill
But you say it and I'll pay it
`Cause it helps me to

Survive stay alive
'Til I see you again
Survive stay alive
Can't say where it ends

Clouds lift and there are mountains below
Been a while since I've seen any snow
Chillin' so thrillin' so good to be back
Feels nice to be home for a while
Let's sip champagne til we break into smiles
We'll go dancin' romancin'
`Cause your the reason I

Survived stayed alive
Through the thick and the thin
Survive stay alive
When will it all end

But my bags ain't unpacked
`Cause I've got to go back and play
But I know we'll both
Survive stay alive
Through the thick and the thin
Survive stay alive
Until it all ends
Survive stay alive
When will it all end
Survive stay alive
Till I see you again

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. ~Fr. Alfred D'Souza

Found this quote and thought I would add it to my list. Very true, it is very true. Time is flying! And the faster is goes the more I wonder about the journey and what is the destination. Dont worry , I am not going all deep tonight. But I am sipping some wine while I update you on my life.

Last Saturday night I went hogwild at a place in Huntsville called yep.....HogWild. Excellent time with the friends old and new. Several drinks into the night found me and Stacey on stage dancing. But hey its all good fun. Brian and his wife came out which made me so very happy. Because I miss him! Also Summer , Stacey's sister and an old friend April joined us. It is so fun to hang out and catch up with people no matter how much time(there is that word again) has passed between visits. Happy Birthday my dearest Stacey. I love you!!!! The rest of this week went by pretty fast. Oh yeah, there was Valentines Day. I had a wonderful brunch with Beth and Jess at Cracker Barrell! Could not have asked for better dates! Friday was Homecoming. And Ryley was just so darn cute! He smiled and let me take all the pics I wanted. Of course he was a little distant. Someone mentioned his dad to him and he walked off. I know he wants Chris there for all these things and I have just run out of things to say to comfort him. I have to believe things will be better in just a little over a month. As for the weekend nothing much going on. Just going to clean house, get to feeling better and catch up on all my jewelry making. It has to be mailed off soon!!!!

Oh Yeah and other things you all were dying to know!

My puppy was born. Just yesterday morning. I have not seen pics yet and I am so anxious because I may have the perfect name!

And.....Last but So not least! MICKEY is coming back in April...... 4 more episodes of Moonlight. I just know my girls Kylene, Laura , and TAve are all hollering with me!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Think on this

How do things change in such a short time? How do feelings change? How do you come to realize things you didn't just 30 some days before. Is it lightbulb moments? Do things just start to click? Did you know them all the time and it was just denial? Or is it just time? Time can do so much. It can heal, it can take away, it can hurt, it can give.

I don't have the answer to this question, nor do I think there is a correct answer. Just something I am pondering..............

And this is Deep thoughts with Bry........

Happy Chinese New Year!

Its the Chinese New Year so I had Chinese for lunch. Beth and I and Zanna ate, and it was good. I had an even better fortune in my fortune cookie! More like a statement cookie but still good. I am not telling cause this one needs to come true! HaHa....Speaking of coming true. I found this and I love it.

post your secret or wish :)

ExampleLike "I wish I could get to know that girl at the rec center"I W I C G T K T G A T R C
Or "I want pudding"I W P.
Repost your wish for the title.Within 5 minutes and the wish will come true.

p.s. don't tell anyone or your wish wont happen

So here goes mine!!!!!!

I W I C H H F G!!!

Got it? Come up with your own!!!!

Also good news! Ryley went back to school today, and he was picked to be the escort for the class Homecoming Representative. Its the same girl that he was class favorite with last year. So I am so excited to dress him all up and get pictures!!!!! Of course I will post when this happens. It is next weekend!

Other news....I am waiting to hear if my puppy is born....This week. I can't wait to see! This weekend should be busy. I hope to take in a movie with Beth and Jess(who should be back from the honeymoon) and it is Stacey's birthday Party out Saturday Night. Kind of excited to go out and party with the girls!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Well it is Wednesday morning and I am sitting here watching it POUR!! Schools are delayed 2 hours which I am kinda bummed about because I wanted to get to the gym! Ryley is home sick again. I got the call to come get him from school Monday. And yesterday I spent a wonderful morning at the hospital getting xrays, steriod shots, and breathing treatments. YEAH! NOT! Took forever! I was able to get the name of a surgeon though! So I am about ready to get his tonsils out and maybe put an end to all this mess. Enough all ready! My friends made me feel good though as I sat there for hours. Jess called from her honeymoon in Jamaica. She held the phone up and said "Hear the waves crashing?" UH! Wish I could trade places! I know she is having a wonderful time. I miss her! I have not seen Beth hardly at all either because of both are kids being sick. But she called me at the hospital to ask if I wanted food. Can I just say that I have great friends. AND!!! I really do not want to leave them!!!!! Speaking of good friends, Stacey joined Scrapshare and thus signed up for a jewelry swap! Woohoo! That made my morning! Good going girl! I can not wait to see what you come up with my creative friend! I need to get mine finished up and postal! I am making 3 of the princess bracelets. 1 for Kendal and her two friends Emma and Zana. I am behind on everything else. No scrapbook pages, no deck of me. Maybe I will get caught up this weekend. We shall see! I am not to worried. With sick kids and a MIL in town what can you do! MIL is leaving today.......which is always good! Snort! We just get under each others skin. But she has helped me out this week so I am thankful for that.

Thats about it for now, but here is a very cool pic I took from my back door. The cardinals just hang out all morning in the trees behind my place. They are beautiful!

52 questions

52 random questions

1. Would you forgive your best friend for sleeping with your wife or husband?uh......
2. Where were you on your 17th birthday?uh.......
3. Have you ever seen a live bat?Yes
4. Is there anyone you hate?totally
5. How much are you on the phone daily?all the time
6. Do you like the color orange?not really
7. Do you find it in your heart to forgive?hmmmm......not really
8. Have you ever seen a prostitute?sure
9. Have you ever seen a real redneck?i live in alabama
10. Do you like tattoos and piercings?yes!!!!
11. What size shoes do you wear?9.5
12. Whats your favorite season?Fall
13. Do you care if people talk smack about you?not really go right ahead..... cause I am probably talking smack about them! Ha
14. Do you like someone?Yes
15. Does your dad call you a nickname?yes
16. Are you in a good mood?yep
17. Do you think people will exist forever?nah, we are too stupid
18. What is your sign?Virgo
19. Do you believe in luck?yes
20. Would you rather sky dive or bungee jump?Sky Dive definitley!
21. Do you like snakes?not really---have I done this survey
?22. Where is one place you would like to visit?Italy
23. Do you like waffles?not really
24. Anything you are looking forward to?yes
25. What clothes are you wearing?shorts, sports bra and hoodie
26. Do you watch TRU TV?nope
27.Be honest, do you like people in general?generally yes
28. Big or small dogs?Both
29. Do you like Big Macs?Never had one! if you can believe it
30. Did someone bother you today?not yet, but it is early
31. What do you think about death?I try not to think about it
32. Sometimes, do you wish you were someone else?sure, I would love to switch in the movie The Holiday
33. Does someone love you?Everyone loves me
34. Do you know anyone named Dave?yes
35. Name a friend whose name starts with an M?Misty
36. Has anyone ever mistaken you for a family member?my sister
37. Got any nicknames?B, BB, Brick, Breezy
38. What color is your hair?brown
39. Do you like starbucks?not really
40. Are you named after anyone?nope
41. Say you were given a drug test right now. Would you pass or fail?pass
42. How tall are you?over 5'8
43. Are you taller than your mom?yes
44. Do you like the color blue?yes, I do......
45. Who was the last person to send you a AIM?
46. Last restaurant you went to?Ruby Tuesdays
47. What do you order at Outback Steakhouse?steak.....what else
48. How do you like your steak cooked?med. rare, depending on the place.....I like it almost cool in the center and bleeding all over my plate!
49. Last voicemail you receive?Laura....Como esta?
50. What is the first thing you would do if you won five million dollars?vacation
51. How many hours did you sleep last night?not enough
52. Any upcoming concerts you want to attend?don't know of any