Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Bubble Butt"?!

This gives new meaning to the term
"Bubble Butt", doncha think?!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Dozen

Once again joining in the fun
of "Random Dozen".

1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?
    No and No; but I have a curling iron and I'm not
    afraid to use it.

2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?
     A few,
     the rest are in the Witness Protection Program.

3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?
    Late to church (EV-ER-Y Sunday)
    Early to give birth.
    On time for dinner.   

4. Are you more of a New York or California type?
    California - I'm casual all the way
                      and I LOVE warm weather.

5. Do you have a special ring tone?
    No.  I'm not even close to being
    that cool.   

6. What is your favorite type of chip?        
          Lay's BBQ ruffle chip!!!!

7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....
    Love anything with Steve Martin
     or Billy Crystal.

8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?"
    "don't ask.  don't tell"

9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self?  ME!  It's all about me. 

10. Are you allergic to anything?
      Lots of skin allergies, the most annoying is my allergy to Lyrcra/Spandex.  I would love to wear Spanx but that's a No-No for me.  Even bras make me itch (lycra).  Panties have to be 100% cotton.
     I'm such a Sexy Diva in all my cotton glory.

11. Why is it so hard to change?
       Change what?
       a diaper? - I can do that.
       a tire? - Nope.
       my teenagers attitude?  R U kidding?!

12. One last question dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example of that assertion or share any thought you'd like to about this topic.
What?  I thought "love meant never having to say your sorry"?  Am I the only one who remembers this movie?

Thanks for stopping by!
~Sweet Tea

Monday, February 22, 2010

Can you hear me now?

This SHOUT OUT is for you my FOLLOWERS!

You make me smile.
Literally, you make me smile,
and think.
But most of all you make me "connect".
Blogging would be no fun if no one read
my words and left a comment.
Today I reached a milestone
with my newest FOLLOWERwho was my much-sought-after
Welcome Lori!@ Life as Lori

recruited Lori to come by my Blog
to visit and sign on as a Follower.
She knew how happy it would make
me.  And she was right.
"Thank you Lynette!"

Let's continue to support our
Bloggy Friends
and at the same time reach
out to new Bloggers
who crave a COMMENT.

Thank you to All of you
who read my words
and by doing so
share my life.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Old and New

"THE" most comfortable chair
in the entire world.

This is how it looks
between the hours of
7pm and midnight.

Boo Hoo!
I am allergic to the fabric
on "The" most comfortable chair in the world
which is why I must shroud it in a sheet.

Reluctantly I came to realize the time had
come for us to part ways, so the search
began and continued on and off for 3 years.
"It is not easy to replace such a chair" -

Waa Lah!The NEW chair
in fabric I am not allergic to.
It looks nice, butt, (love the pun) truthfully
it does not "sit" nearly
as good as my old one.
*sniff  *sniff
"New" does not always mean better.
 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Speaking of "Old &and New" -
I would LOVE to find (at least) one 
new Follower
as that would put me
to the "100" mark
So please sign on if  you don't already
Follow me or ask one of your
Bloggy Friends to drop by, sign-on
and "Make my Day"!

                Thanks All!

Friday, February 19, 2010


I deleted my background
making my Blog
illegible for a while.
Please check out

*sorry for the inconvenience

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Criminal Act-shuns!

edited to add this:
Some of you are asking if this is a true story.
This happened last week and has been
getting lots of play on our local news.
I actually got the photo from
CNN.com today.  I'm surprised that
this is not being widely reported
everywhere. . .

This criminal scrawled the following words into her desk:
"I love my friends Abby and Faith.
Lex was here 2/1/10"

Thank God police were quickly on the scene,
handcuffed this offender and took
her to the police station.

Your thoughts?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Second Cup of Coffee Olympic Version


I love this Wednesday "Get-to-know-ya" thang  that 2nd Cup of Coffee hosts.  Lots of Fun!  Feel free to stop by her Blog to link up.

1. If you could compete in one Olympic event (not necessarily winter sports) what would it be?
    I'm assuming that talent has nothing to do with this question (BIG assumption). 
    I would be a Gold Medal Winning Olympic Gymnast, jumping, gyrating and causing everyone to swoon
    because I could contort my oh-so-slim-and-toned body into any shape I chose, but my ever-faithful-handsome-boyfriend-who-was-watching-from-the-sidelines would be keeping the adoring crowds at a
"Can you tell I've been day-dreaming during the commercials"???

2. Do remember a specific Olympic moment from the past?
    Dorothy Hamil getting the Gold in Gymnastics - and of course her PERKY hair cut!
    She did win the GOLD, didn't she?
    Before we all wanted Jennifer Aniston and Farrah Fawcet hair, we wanted Dorothy Hamil hair.

3. Have you ever known anyone who competed in the Olympics?
     Nope.  I don't run with a very athletic crowd, we're more the "sit and eat bon-bons" type.

4. If everyday activities were Olympic-worthy, which activity would you have a gold medal in?
    "Creative Shopping" while twirling a flaming baton with a child on my hip.
     and eating Bon Bons.

     It could happen.

5. Do you know anything about your ethnic heritage?
    When I found that out I understood my "nose".

6. Do you enjoy sleeping late?
    Is this question really worthy of an answer?
    Does a dog bark and a cat meow?
    'Course I LOVE to sleep late!!
    A better question would be, "Define late".
    That's not a question.  Oops!

7. Have you ever performed CPR on anyone? Do you know how? (Yes, that's two, I know. Whatevs.)
    Thank God, "no".  Hope I'm never put in that situation.

8. Name one country you'd like to visit and explain why.
    "Texas.  Cause it's a whole other country".
     Remember that commercial?
     Greece.  Would love to visit the land of "my people".

9. Have you ever fixed up a couple romantically?
    Yes, but it's been years ago and they're still married after "all these years".

10. What is the last book you read?
       "The New Puppy", Little Golden Book.  It's been a while.
       I seldom read, except the Bible, and BLOGS!
       I'm not real proud of this.

11. Do you enjoy sleeping late? NO, YOU write the question! How's that for random??
       Would you like to give a "Shout Out" to some of your newest Bloggy Friends?      
       Why yes, I would.    Thanks for signing on to "Follow" me around.
        "Anything Fits A Naked Man"  don'cha LOVE this name!!
        "Seasons of My Mind" , an Oklahoma Blogger.  Love the home folk!!
        "Eternally Distracted" a somewhat mysterious Blogger.  Love that!
        "Come Sit By My Fire"  A Blogger who tells it like it is!!  Kudos!

12. What is your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant?
       TAMALES, rice and beans; chips and Salsa.  Mmmmmmm!
        With a Margarita on-the-rocks alongside.
        Followed by a splash of "Beano".

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Just Do it"

Today was the day to get my "girls"
checked out once again.

When I lived in Tulsa, OK I went to a
beautiful medical facility that had
the entire Mammogram area 
professionally decorated in
shades of  "pink".

This is the brand new medical
"Pavillion" in NW Louisiana.

Don't you love all the detail they
put into making this a comfortable,
"girly" area to have this important
test run?  I particularly enjoyed the
nice art on the wall,
and the beautiful green plant,
as well as the fun reading

Can you say,
"Looks like a prison intake room!"?
(Course I'm only guessing what
that would look like; I promise!)

This is ME
modeling the standard issue
paper "modesty" shirt.
a decorative mirror.

The entire process took less than an hour.
And the real message is,
regardless of where you have it done,
like the Nike folks tell us, "Just do it".

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Old Boyfriends

Got time to talk about "old boyfriends"?

On this night before Valentine's Day I'm reminscing about love's gone by and the memories are sweet, probably because I was fortunate enough  to "get it right" when I married my Valentine many years ago.  Still, it's fun to look back at the puppy love and crushes that came before that walk down the isle.

Robert J.
He was a very handsome 4th grade Scout. 
He gave me his Scout Ring to "seal the deal".
We were the talk of Ms. Hemphill's 4th gr class.

In the 6th grade a nice guy,
who I admired from a distance, gave me
a tiny china Tea set
and a BIG Valentine Card.
Thank you, Gary W.
I still remember it
after all these years.

In the 7th grade I had a BIG crush on Lloyd C., but it was not to be, as he only had eyes for Glenda S.  Try as I did he could not be swayed.  *sniff  *sniff  Today when we make the drive to Oklahoma to visit family we drive through a small town which bears his name and I always think of him.

In the 8th gr. Robert B entered my life.
He was an older man, being in the 9th gr.
at that time.  I liked him.
And best of all, HE liked me.
We were a couple till he moved
on to high school and broke my heart.
MANY YEARS later I read in
the newspaper that he had died
in a boating accident. He left
behind a wife and two little girls.
I cried.
A part of my youth died that day,
though I was happily married with
3 young children of my own.

In the 10th grade I fell madly in
"high school love"
with  Larry B.
He was a Football player
and the sight of him running
onto the field as the school song played
was enough to light my fire.
We dated a little, but actually had
little in common, but the school
we attended.

The night after I graduated from high school
I had a date with a long time
highschool friend, Johnny C.
He was handsome.
He was kind.
He made me laugh.

I married him 2 years later.

We've been married 40 years
and have 4 children.
It was the best thing I ever did.


(btw, I know you read
my Blog!)

*Got any old boyfriend stories
you'd care to share?*

I'd love to hear.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Olympic Opening Ceremony

Did you watch the Opening Ceremony?
How would you rate it?

I loved watching all the proud hard-working athletes marching in to represent their country.  And I understand that a LOT of money was spent on this,  AND a lot of work goes into making this sort of thing happen. 

But, IMO, overall it was boring, slow,  lacking.
Albeit, there were some good technical illusions, and some good music, but not enough creativity for such a long ceremony.  I love you Canada, but I think you missed it on this one.

What do you think?
Agree of Disagree, you're welcome to comment.


Here we are mid-February, the nights are long and the days are short.  It's about this time each year when I slide into a "Mega Funk. (Not to be confused with a "Depressed Funk)  

I fall into a lazy, unmotivated type-of-funk.
I'm not proud of this.
This is one of those times when the truth does truly hurt.  In the summer I am animated, full of energy, going, doing, planning, thriving.  Then, in late Fall I begin to slow, and go through the holidays at half speed.  THEN, after that the brakes go on and I become someone I don't even know.  And, when I look into the mirror I don't even recognize the person (?) who stares back at me.

This is what a MEGA-FUNK
looks like -

I wear a sloppy tee shirt every day,
sometimes the color changes
but never the style.

Also, a pair of Sweat pants,
usually black, but ocasionally gray.

THEN, when it's time to change
into pj's
(immediately after dinner)

 I put on yet another tee shirt

and a pair of baggy pajama pants.

At this point I know you're totally "into me" and can't wait to hear what I wear on the rare occasion of leaving my home.  Wait no longer. . .

Yep, you guessed it,
yet another Tee. . .

but this time I drag out a pair of my
"too tight" jeans and squeeze
into them.

and top it with a cardigan sweater.
(and don't I wish I looked like
the girl in this photo!)

'Fraid not!

But, come the first sunny warm day,
and I'm finding my cute capris,
a funky top and a wildly colored
pair of Flip Flops. . .I'm buying
a new shade of lipstick and
slathering on the Tanner.

What to do about the winter MEGA-FUNK?
I'd love your suggestions!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

10 things I LOVE!

It feels so good to receive a  REWARD!
Thank you very much to my very own
daughter  at
for bestowing this upon me.

Upon receipt of this Bloggy Award I am to tell you about
"10 Things I Love".
Granted, "Love" is a strong word, that may not apply to everything on this list, but you can be sure if I don't LOVE these things, I still LIKE THEM A LOT!!
And YES, they make me HAPPY!!

Marvel Heroes Gummies Vitamins
I can't swallow pills so I pop 2 of these
each day.  They taste like CANDY.

Digital Cameras!

If you've ever had your picture taken with one of these then you TOTALLY understand what makes digital photography so grand...and a great bargain for your buck.

"Make up For Ever HD Primer"
At $32 for approx 4 oz,
this is no bargain, HOWEVER,
if they would sell it by the bucket I would take out a loan to buy it in that quantity.
Fabulous! for over 40 skin!

Joshua 1:9 
"Meow" -
I'm a huge Scaredy Cat
and this verse has seen me through
all sorts of fear, heartache, and pain.
Feel free to claim it for yourself
if you'd like.
"Be strong and courageous.
Do not be terrified; do not
be discouraged, for the Lord
your God will be with you
wherever you go".

I love Sonic drinks
and I dare you to find
a better deal.

Flip Flops

Flip Flops = Fun!!

If you enjoy TV like I enjoy TV
then I don't need to explain this.


"Knock You Naked Margarita"
(my daughter's recipe)

1 can frozen Limeade Concentrate
1 bottle Corono Beer
Tequila to taste

Public Library
Where else can you get something
for nothing?  I'm not an avid
reader but I usually have a
Book on CD (from the library)
in my car.


I admit it.
It makes my day to read the
"Comments" you leave on
my Blog.  It feels good
to "connect".

NOW, I'd love to hear about
"10 things you Love".Feel free to grab the logo
at the top of this post and make your
own list to share with us.
is yours for the taking.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Second Cup of Coffee

 I look forward to this each Wednesday.
If you'd like to participate
go  HERE to link up.

1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?
    "PAMPER me, and no one gets hurt".
    I EXPECT to be pampered,
    just as I pamper the rest of the
    family when they are ill. 

2. When you find out that school is canceled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?
     YEA.  I don't have to make the 1 hr round trip drive to fetch my child.

3. What is one domestic skill you wish you could improve?
     "good" healthy cooking/I love Sonic and I love to "fry".  Bummer!

4. Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?
    Usually, a little.

5. What song is on your mind today?
     "Cowboy Cassanova"
     He’s the devil in disguise

     A snake with blue eyes
     And he only comes out at night. . .    

6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?
     Contemporary romantic comedies - love to see the fashions!!

7. How well do you "compartmentalize" your feelings? For example, how well can you put aside a really trying moment to deal with the immediate situation which is not related to the trying moment, e.g., putting aside a tiff with your spouse in order to finish wallpapering a room.
Grade: "F". 
Try as I may, I still wear my heart on my sleeve AND my face.

8. What is the first thing that attracted you to your spouse? (Or if you're single, to your best friend.)
     Handsome and ; Great sense of humor.

9. When was the last time your heart raced?
     When I had to do some public speaking.
      I need to get back onto the Treadmill.

10. What are your memories of Valentine's Day at school?

Cheap Valentine Cards,
Homemade Sugar Cookies; red Kool Aid;
circa 4th grade.

11. If you were going to receive candy for Valentine's Day, which would you prefer?

My husband makes Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge to-die-for!!

12. Red or pink?
      HOT PINK!

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