Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Random Dozen

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Linda at Second Cup of Coffee.
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1. Have you ever been so lost that you were really afraid?

   Only in my dreams.  Really.
   I have a re-occuring dream that I am lost
   and cannot find my way back home.
   There are always different people in the
   dreams, and the locations and circumstances
   are different, but the theme stays the same.
   Guess that gives new meaning to the term

2. Have you ever been to an island?
    Hawaii (Oahe)
    Nassau (is that an island?)
    Padre Island

3. Are you more of a thinker or feeler?
    I'll have to think about that and get back to you.

4. Do you tend to see issues or situations in life as black and white or shades of gray?
    When I was a young Mom I saw things
     in black and white.  The older I get
     the grayer things become -

(and I'm not
     just talking about my hair!).

5. If you were stuck on an island, what book would you hope to have with you (Let's pretend the Bible is already there, so you can't say that.)
    I rarely read   
   so forget the book,

    I'm taking my best friend, Purell.

6. What are you most afraid of?
     Needles. (shots, injections)

7. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones?
    I'm keeping my old memories.
    The answer to this question probably depends
     on your current age.

8. Pretend I'm looking at a scrapbook page about you. There are three spaces for you to drop in individual pictures. What are those pictures of, and why did you select them?

Me; fresh-faced

Me; 15 min. after giving birth
(still in position and obviously my milk has come in)

Me; struttin' my stuff

9. If you were re-doing your wedding, what would you do differently? (If you're single, tell me one thing you would do if you were planning a wedding OR huge party.)

10. Tell me one thing you know/believe about forgiveness.
       We love to GET it, but hate to GIVE it.

11. You're waiting in a doctor's office. What is your favorite way to pass that time?
      No good way to wait for the doctor.

12. If there were a clone of you in a parallel universe what is one way you hope she/he would be the same as you and one way you hope she/he would be better?
      She'd have my same beautiful feet
      but a singing voice like Trisha Yearwood!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Homeschooling. What say ye?

I am thinking about homeschooling my 15 yr old
daughter next yr., 10th grade.
I'm afraid.
(because I don't feel qualified)
I'm pissed.
(because I don't want to give up "my" time)
I'm sad.
(Goodbye shopping days with my Gf's.
Goodbye lunch out.)
I'm nervous.
(Goodbye clean house.  UGH!
I hate messy.)

I don't want to get too personal, but Princess
is having serious problems at school so my
husband and I feel there is no other choice.
I am not a "I-know-I-can-do-this-better
type of mom.  Honestly, I feel this is a
major sacrifice on my part.  Please don't
throw stones at me.  I love my child and will
do what is necessary, but right now I am
experiencing a bit of a "bad attitude".

I'd really like to know your
with homeschooling.
Do you Homeschool?
Do you know others who do?
I'd also like to know what you
think are the good & bad of
schooling at home - Honestly.
"Please be gentle."

Thanks for riding out the hills & valleys
of my life with me.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Academy of Country Music Awards

I watched the Academy of Country Music Awards last night.

Reba MeEntyre was the host.  I swear she looked even more beautiful this year than she did last year.  The beaded dress she wore at the start of the show fit her beautifully and showed of her beautiful back
(no back fat on Reba.  For sure.) and her slim, toned arms which IMO look every bit as good as Michelle Obama's arms. WOW!

I have an announcement I'd like to make.
I sure hope Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, and Kristian Bush are listening.
"you can take off the BIG cowboy hat, the funny ball cap, the doo rag,
and the woolen hat. . .Dudes, we know you're bald and we love you anyway.
Get over it!"

The opening song was sang by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, and they were joined by a variety of guitar and fiddle players.  Carrie,  did you try on that dress/shirt before you wore it?  It was so short I was sure I'd be seeing your Va-ja-ja at any moment. My husband thanks you for your "barely there" little black dress.

I must admit that I am biased to anything which has to do with Blake Shelton
You see  I.Love.Blake.Shelton.
So glad he sang his "Hillbilly Bone" song.
He did a great job and just gets darn cuter everytime I see him.

Brooks & Dunn.
Who doesn't like them?  Is there anyone?
Kix Brooks is the party guy of the Duo.
When Kix is around you can be sure there will be a good time.

Bad hair day!!  Blech!
Ronnie Dunn, on the other hand, is the more serious of the two.  He has the beautiful tenor voice that can sing anything.  Have you ever noticed that he won't wear a Cowboy hat?  He doesn't want to cover his hair, which he is so proud of.  Tonight he SHOULD have worn a hat.  He gets the "Scruffy Hair Award" for the evening.

Miranda Lambert!!Top Female Vocalist of the Year
So happy for her.
She has performed in the shadow
of Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwoodfor sooooo long. 
Now it's her turn to shine!!

It seems Lady Antebellumjust couldn't do anything wrong.
They kept winning all sorts of
awards last night...I think I read
the lead singer had tried out for
AI twice and been rejected.
You missed on that one, Simon
Oops!  She could barely
walk in that red dress which was
too long - another fashion faux pas.

Rascal FlattsLast night you made my ears bleed.
Waaay off key.
I have all your CD's and am
a big fan.  But last night,

Brad Paisley
Did you really need to take
a dip in the water?
Didn't float, IMO.

Luke Bryan"Top New Artist of the Year"How cute is this guy??!!
And, he can "sang".
Neon white teeth that
glowed from the stage - Blinding.
Congratulations Luke!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Do you "get it"?

"Daddy and I are so thankful for the family that God has given us.  We are blessed...We feel our family should stay just as it is, soooooooo, Daddy is gonna have a little surgery so we can be sure our family stays just the size it is.  Everything will be fine.  Daddy will just be lying around taking it easy this weekend after his surgery.  Everything will be fine."

The three daughters, aged 11, 9, and 6, stared blankly at their Mom (our oldest daughter) as she explained her husband (their Dads) upcoming vasectomy...Everyone seemed fine with the simple explanation.  The 11 yr old, sort of "got it", the 6 yr old couldn't have cared less, but the 9 yr old began to think about the situation...Later that day she approached her Mom,

"I don't get it.
Since YOU have the babies,
why is Daddy having the surgery"?

Mom looked deep into those innocent blue
eyes and replied, "Well, it takes a MaMa and
a Daddy to have babies."

"Oh", said curious child,
"OK...but I still don't get it".
Then she went merrily on her way.
She'll be back, doncha think?

How old were you when you
discovered how babies were made
and where they came from?

Who told you?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday in My World

I'm gonna tell you about my exciting, adventurous, Thursday, cause I KNOW it's so on your list of things you're just dying to know that won't be featured on TMZ tonight.  You heard it here first, GF's!!

Larry King?
There must have been a huge sale
on Viagra and Blindfolds. 
I'm just sayin. . .

I pulled onto the main drag of my town today and there, in the middle of the clear sky was a HUGE balloon-blimp of a "thang" floating overhead.  No markings on it of any kind, so it was definitely not the Goodyear Blimp, however we do have an airforce base here so perhaps that was where it originated from.  Things that make you go "Hmmmmmm".

I just love people who  
1. Give Blood.
2. Choose a rescue dog/cat for their pet.
*I just added this thought for free.*

Two songs had me laughing today.
Have you heard them?
"Born to Boogie"      
"I'll Pray for You"
(the silly version)

While I'm on the subject of "Silly" - that's how I felt today upon arriving home from shopping only to discover that after I rolled the pant legs of my jeans up, in the store (unevenly), to try on shoes, I had forgotten to unroll them and had strutted my stuff all around town looking like a circus clown with lop-sided pants.  Yep, the joke was on me.

How was your day?
Anything strange, funny, or thought-provoking that crossed your path?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Random Dozen


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1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay?
Look what he started!
(I think they look cute,
but uncomfortable.) 
I can take em' or leave 'em.

2. What is your favorite pizza?

I'm a pizza snob.
I don't like stringy cheese
so I only like the pizza
I make at home.

3. There are plans in the works to sell roughly 1,000 items from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. This means you could buy Picard's chair for your family room. If not a Star Trek item, what prop, background, set, etc. from what TV or movie would you buy if you could?

[Ex: Hurley's "I Love my Shih tzu" shirt from LOST, the plantation home "Tara" from Gone With the Wind, or Tracy's tambourine from the Partridge Family.]

I am loving this question cause it gives me
a reason to post photos of the house in the movie
"Something's Gotta Give". 
Yes Ma'am.  I would buy this house!!

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.

    This is Princess' favorite place to eat.
    It's all about the pasta!!

5. What is your current favorite snack?

I want this. . .

but I eat this most of the time.

6. Hypothetical: You are required to be a reality show contestant. Which show would you choose based on your probability of success? (You cannot choose "none.")

A. Dancing with the Stars
B. Biggest Loser
C. Survivor

Just warming up a bit before I'm on
"Dancing with the Stars".

7. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being uninhabitable and 10 being cleanliness that meets the standards of OCD, how clean is your vehicle's interior?
Sure wish you'd asked before last weekend
when I bought bedding plants.

8. It doesn't feel like Spring until the ice melts.  Duh!

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is ____.
    TV program "Parenthood".    Do you watch?

10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward.
       Eating healthier.  Nuff said.

11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week.
      "Beginnings are scary.
      Endings are usually sad,
      but it's what's in the middle that counts."
        ~from the movie "Hope Floats"

12. Name one thing that you do as a parent that you absolutely know will make your kids happy. If you're not a parent, feel free to substitute "friend" or nomenclature that works for you.
 Give them cash - the green kind that folds.
  They also love it when I bake.
   (we're pretty shallow)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Remembering Kramer.

My sweet Kramer never fully recovered from
the stroke he had over a week ago. 
He had a rough day on Sunday and died
in my arms in the wee hours of the night.
In memoriam of my friend for 15 years
I want to share this TRUE story with you.

Kramer was a rescue dog.
I adopted him after our 3
older kids had married
or moved out to attend college.
He became my baby and filled
the void that was in my empty
nest...Fast forward to three years
later.  Our oldest daughter had
her first child - our first grand
child.  You can just imagine all
the excitement and joy that came
into our life within this sweet,
highly anticipated bundle of pink.

A little time passed and it was
our first time to babysit our
granddaughter while the new
Mom & Dad had an evening out.
We oohed, aahed, played, fed,
diapered and thoroughly enjoyed
having this sweet child to ourself
for a couple of hours.  Suddenly
Kramer took a backseat to the
attention in our house.  At one
point he trotted into view carrying
the babies rattle in his mouth.
He was quite pleased with the
new found toy which he had found
laying in the baby carrier which I
had left sitting on the floor...
How dare he put his mouth on
the babies toy!

I totally over-reacted.
I raised my voice scolding Kramer
harshly for his behavior. 
He dropped the toy
and ran to hide under the bed,
a shamed doggie.

An hour or so later, when my
daughter came to fetch the baby,
I went to place the baby into her
carrier for the car ride home.
There, laying in the carrier,
was Kramer's favorite toy
which he had placed there.
His way of saying he was

I miss you Kramer!
11/30/94 - 4/12/10

Friday, April 9, 2010

A simple observation . . .

Have you ever noticed when women
have surgery the details are ANNOUNCED
among friends, from church pulpits,
in club minutes, among neighbors
and anyone else who will listen...

But when men
have surgery the details are always
vague, whispered in private
and with much discretion.

We gals have hysterectomies,
bladder lifts, tubes tied, breast
biopsies, etc. etc.  all "out there"
for the public record.

Men, on the other hand,
simply have "Surgery".
No details.
Just "Surgery".

My son-in-law had a vasectomy
last week.  We have referred to
it as his  "snip snip" as we
whispered about it among
the family.

I'm just sayin. . .

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