Wednesday, January 31, 2007
When I said the boy last night on AI reminded me of my nephew I meant in his DRY HUMOR. I did not mean to imply that he (my nephew) wasn't good looking-or the boy on AI for that matter. He (my nephew) is very cute but it's his humor I appreciate the most. Being a smart A&& myself, I really love dry humor. C has that. He is also so quiet that when he speaks it's always a surprise...then usually what he says cracks me up.
((I think his mom is just alittle bleary eyed from her weekend in the cold north but I didn't want anyone else to be confused. If you've read my previous posts you know how I feel about people being judged for their looks. I would NEVER imply someone shouldn't have an opportunity because the do not "Look" a certain way. BTW, did anyone see the year Ruben Studdard won AI?? He certainly didn't match the judges idea of the "perfect idol". The man could sing and that was all that mattered. I do however wish that Clay Akin would go back to his former hair style. The current one is kinda scary. I still love his voice though. ))
Crap, the more I try to get out of this hole the deeper I dig myself in. :-0
House was FAB as always. Got to see a glimpse into why he is the way he is. So much pain in that man. Guess if he gets "fixed" he wouldn't be House. More IDOL tonight. Then we get ready to get "To it". Always love the auditions. Can't wait to find the person we will root for during this season. What did you think about the kid who wanted to make David Hasselhoff cry? To funny. He actually reminded me of my nephew. Not so much in looks but in the dry humor. Think they will let him keep his hair? It's always funny to see what they "do" with the contestants.
I've been tapped to attend a meeting today that will keep me "at work" until 7pm. Before work I have to run by HSS's doc & pu scripts so I can drop them off at the Walgreens. Guess that means I better get moving. How ironic that ever since I printed a schedule that says I work from 8:30-4:30 I haven't made it in before 10am. Darn Blog! LOL.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
If you guessed three, you must gave been outside at 6:40 this morning. Brrrrrr. There is ICE on my windshield and car roof top again and even on the roof of the house. They said it was going to be below freezing this morning and I guess they weren't kidding. Thankfully the wind wasn't blowing so with all the extra clothing on it was to bad of a walk.
My DS started Karate (again) last night. We didn't have much success the last time I signed him up (Don't ask-it wasn't MY fault) but I figured the kid needs those social skills we keep talking about so I gave it another try. He said he really liked the class and that it was so much better than the last place he went. They really had them get a work out before the actual class started. Poor boy even broke out in a sweat! He spent an hour after we got home practicing tying his belt so I guess he really is interested. So far. He's paid up till the 15th of February and will be going three times a week. We'll see how much of a fight he gives me after that. He was excited to find out a boy at school goes to the same place. Unfortunately when we got there it turned out he attends the after school program, not the night classes, so DS didn't know anyone after all. Luckily most of the kids were about his size so he didn't complain.
TV as great again last night. I haven't seen HEROS so no one spoil it for me. Prison Break, 24 & Studio 60 were fabulous as always. Tonight we have another installment of AI and our favorite: House. Bones is back tomorrow so it's shaping up to be a good week for us couch potatoes.
Hope your household is feeling well. My poor niece has her hands full with 3 sick kids and my buddy Jess has two sick ones of her own. My DS stayed out from school Friday but seems to be feeling better. He is still making disgusting noises with his nose but isn't running a fever or coughing.
Take care, all my cyber & local friends. Til later........................
Sunday, January 28, 2007
The crop Friday night was fun. There were only four of us ( Nicole, Cami, Denise & Me) but we had a great time talking & doing a little scrapping. We learned: how to post on "Two Peas", about "Letter Boxing" and MOST importantly; All four people should not go out to your cars at the same time after 10pm!
Who knew that even with our access cards we would not be able to get back in after 10pm???? Obviously not me! We knew the alarm would go off if we were still inside after midnight so we were being careful to pack up & get out before then. We took our first loads outside and when we went back to the door..............locked. OK, no problem, two of us had access cards. Swipe. Nothing. Swipe. Nothing but a red light. We stood there looking at each other, shaking our heads. Surely we can't be locked outside with most of our stuff still inside. Yep. We were.
Being the bright, resourceful women we are, we decided to head around back and see if by some chance there was a door or window we could open. We all walked through the gate into the pool area & I almost jumped out of my skin when the gate slammed. We checked around & peered through the window at our stuff. Not a door or window that we could budge. We finally decided we would have to wait until 5 am when the access card would work again.
We headed back to the gate to leave and discovered it too was now
LOCKED!! I will leave to your vivid imaginations what it looked like for four grown woman, some of us fluffier than we should be, using chairs to help get our short legs over the fence and down on the other side. We were laughing so hard that it is a wonder we didn't hurt ourselves.
Denise ended up volunteering to spend the night at my house so she could go with me in the morning to retrieve our stuff. We set alarms & at 5am headed back to the clubhouse. Luckily my access card worked and we got our stuff & left. (What Denise doesn't know is that after she drove off & I was half way home, I realized I didn't remember seeing her take out Cami's stuff. I drove back & went back inside. Of course she had grabbed everything so there was nothing left to recover.)
So let that be a lesson to you all. Do not miss a crop that I am in charge of and NEVER go out to your car without leaving someone behind to let you back in!!
The rest of the weekend I caught up on my TV shows , reading, filing papers, cutting out coupons and just being lazy. Now another weekend has passed and I still do not have my sons new shelf unit put together, LO's still need to be photographed and posted, I haven't re-arranged the garage, cleaned out the final storage unit or a thousand other things that need doing. I did, however spend time with my two favorite guys and that's a pretty great way to spend two days.
Hope you had a great weekend. I'm going to go finish reading the blogs and see how the Winter Retreat girls fared in the cold north and how my niece is surviving her three boys. After that, I'm going to get into bed and snuggle with my HSS.
Friday, January 26, 2007
No problem, welcome to my little view into my world.
Guess who had to scrape ICE off her windshield this morning?? BRRRRRRRRRRRRR. It was only in the 40's but my car was in the shade and we do live WAY up North in Z-hills. LOL. I called my sister to tell her as she is about to drive 2 1/2 hrs further north for a scrapbooking retreat. They are staying in cabins WITHOUT windows, only screens. And there are NO bathrooms in the cabins. Sounds like fun to me.
Speaking of scrapbooking, tonight is the first "mini-crop" at my community Clubhouse. When I drove in last night I was pleased to see that my neighbor & subdivision sales rep had put up signs next to the "official community" signs telling about the crop. Hopefully a few people will show up. If not, I know there will be at least 2-3 of us. I'm planning to work on a few small things but may end up just chatting with who ever shows up.
My DS went to his dads last night for his "once a week" sleep over and ended up sick and missing school today. B said he's running a 101 temp. I'm going to check on him later and see if I need to take him to the doctors. Hopefully it is just a cold and he'll be better by Monday.
GREYS last night.....WOW. The door slam was sad. My HSS said it even hurt him and he doesn't get "emotionally involved" in shows. Should be interesting to see what that does to the "race". I didn't see the ending coming, did you? A few things I figured out before they happened but didn't expect the last 5 minutes.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
I heard yesterday that California (big surprise) is talking about passing a LAW that you can't spank a child under the age of 4.
OMG! I work for the State of Florida. I know what can happen when people abuse their children. I know that spanking can be taken to far. But to make it a LAW that you can't spank your own child, bring the cuffs because NO ONE is going to tell me how to discipline my own kid.
Do these people not read the news? Do they not see what the "young people" of this country are doing because the last generation of parents were told that they should give their kids the "freedom of expression"? Freedom of expression my ASS.
As soon as the temperature of this country turned away from parents, teachers & even next door neighbors disciplining our children, the nation went to hell in a hand-basket. Before you get all "up in my face" let me remind you that I'm not that old. I have also lived with children that are mentally ill. I experienced the reality that spanking a child with Bi-polar disorder does nothing but hurt your hand. Having lived through that, I still believe that children need discipline. If "time outs" don't work I say a little swat on the butt is called for.
I'll admit to "flicking" my DD across the lips a time or two for smarting off to me. If there is no statue of limitations on that, bring it on. I can proudly say that she turned out to be a pretty good kid. She also learned not to smart off to me, at least not in my presence.
I welcome your comments.
I was a good girl and made dinner before tearing into it. The picture shows most of what was inside. Just about all of the products were from Stampin UP. They are all used but somethings are just about full (the 2 re-inkers). Of the rubber stamps at least half look like they've never been used. There is a ton of paper, ribbon, buttons, a blending pen, a marker that matches one of the 4 ink pads, a footprint punch (which my son immediately played with), watercolor pencils (half are half used and the rest are much larger), a full jar of green embossing powder, a paperbag project, ruler, deco scissor, a Lg. tray for embossing/bead application, two old idea books, some hand made cards & some blank cards & envelopes.
I am very pleased with my haul and can't wait to start playing. I really want to learn how to use the watercolor pencils & blending pen. Hopefully I've have some examples for you in the next few days (weeks).
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I have to tell a short story that only my scrap-booking friends will appreciate. The rest of you "talk among yourselves".
I'm having a small "mini" crop at my Community Clubhouse this Friday. I called the clubhouse director to firm up plans and discuss the do's & don'ts of the event. (First you have to understand that they are so clueless about what we do that when I asked to have it put into the newsletter, it came out "Kids Arts & Crafts") Anyway.. So Dan says he will be changing the signs at the entrances to the subdivision and will put the event on them.
Cool, thinks I.
I drive in through the main entrance last night and look at the sign.
I almost drove off the road laughing.
For all the community to see,
is a sign,
advertising that this Friday night,
from 7-11, will be
Scrape booking .
Now you may say that it was a typo. I guarantee that when I talk to Dan later today, he will have NO CLUE that he misspelled the word.
So, as promised, I didn't watch the President last night. In honor of my sister (HI MICHELE) I will not mention the great country to our North. I won't say a word about the State of our Union. Don't tell me. I want to enjoy my day.
We did watch AI. I agree that the judges are being harder on people than in previous years. Case in point, I think that the first girl would have made it to Hollywood before this years auditions. Maybe it's better they don't send tons of people only to dash their hopes & dreams on the first day. Maybe they are getting a BONUS for every dollar they save the show, NOT sending a looser out there. We agree that the first thing they are going to do is cut the hair of the "Castro looking" guy. He looked like he had potential. To bad the world counts looks so highly. Can you imagine paying to see him in concert with that hair & beard? We are to shallow a people for that. Clean him up & put him in designer clothes and he'll sell the place out.
You all should be ashamed of yourselves.
I'm going to go read all my fav blogs. Hopefully they will have posted by now. I was soooooooo happy to see "Jane" back from her Vegas trip. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.
OH, I almost forgot. DS made the Honor roll at his school. He got 2 c's but I guess the rest of the grades pulled his average up to a 3.2 and that eeked him in. He was so proud of a metal dog tag on a chain that he got for it during a ceremony yesterday at school. Bad mommy that I am, I forgot he said I could attend. I had those two meetings at work but I would have blown them off to see my baby get an award. He wore the dog tag to school today. I hope the other kids don't make fun of him. Wearing it on the day you get it is one thing but I don't know what the "rules" are for wearing it after that.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
This next one is my least favorite but cute enough.
#3 Cream colored card stock, a piece of CB embossed red paper-inked on sides with Black & then lightly rubbed on raised hearts with White Cats eye ink , Large heart was cut using Cricuit- then American crafts ribbon through it. Hero Arts rubber stamp-love, paper torn & inked with black. Corners are paper pierced.
#4 Red card stock, pieces of CB embossed white specialty paper-inked on sides with Black, Words & small heart were cut using Cricuit-silver brad through tab of heart (words were cut apart to fit on card the way I wanted)
# 5 Very plain & simple. Red cardstock, scallop punched square with stamped envelope over American Crafts red poka dot ribbon, paper pierced under each scallop.
I've spent most of today catching up on my recorded Scrapbooking TV shows, reading emails & posting pictures.
I'd hoped to get started on my Taxes or at least get my LO's from last week finished. I think I may just go get the newspaper (finally) and sit & read it while watching the football games with my HSS.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Watched this weeks "Criminal Minds" last night since ER was a rerun (why???? they left us hanging last week). Great show, as always. Greys was good and I'm sure my sister was crying through most of it. I won't spoil it for those that haven't seen it yet but I suggest you bring your hankies. I didn't cry but then I was alittle distracted, reading my mail & dealing with the homework stuff to let myself get totally involved. I figured my sister was doing enough for all of us. We belong to the special club they mentioned. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I've had years of therapy to deal with the issue so it only occasionally gets to me. Last night wasn't one of them. That means it will probably come out when I'm watching a cartoon or something.
My DD is supposed to meet me for lunch today. Her 19th birthday is Monday and I had to be penciled in to her busy schedule so I could see her. She has a weekend full of KD stuff and I'm sure her friends have things planned. It's kinda sad that I have to make an appointment to see my own child but I guess that is part of the life process. I have hopes that someday, maybe when she is a mom, she will need me again.
**I'm going to take a moment to feel sorry for myself-----
Since she is coming by work and we are supposed to go out for lunch I really should get to work earlier than I have all week. I never take a lunch hour so I consider my late arrival my "lunch time". If I want to get my usual hours in today, I'd better scoot.
Have a great day & a wonderful weekend. Have some fun, hug your family & do something nice for a stranger. Several Cyber friends of mine are doing RAKs for people that may not even know who helped them. I told them it goes with one of my favorite questions,
"What have you done TODAY to make you feel proud?"
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Ok, you've talked me out of it. I'm going to stay here & spend the day with my son. He has those RC items we can play with and I can get some great pictures that I can use to scrap later.
Oh, if I do that then I'll need stuff to put on my pages. I may not have the perfect embellishment. Maybe I should go get something that would work.
LOL**WINK- WINK** Had ya going didn't I? I'm just kidding about going shopping. Besides, I already have that great Jolees "Control Freak" embellishment I can use. I'll just have to make sure he plays on his video game today. Yeah, like that isn't gonna happen.
Just so you don't think I am a complete "socially unconscious" person, I want to take a moment to recognize why we have today off. Thank you Dr. King for what you started. I'm sorry that, so many years later, we still sometimes seem like we haven't gotten any further at all. We promise to keep trying.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
After spending most of the day at RR, I said good bye to Michele, Mom, Kip, Jules, Amy, Robin, and the two other gals that I've forgotten their names (SORRY!!! I'm awful with names) and headed back to Tampa to meet up with my other friends at the YMCA crop. I got there about 7:30pm and luckily one of the other girls was just arriving so I could get in. ( the crop is held after hours so you have to call to get the door opened if you arrive late). It was great to see my "Scrapyard" friends. The three "Ds" are always fun. I jokingly told my HSS when he asked if I was going to have fun, "Yes, these girls always manage to make me pee my pants" . It's true. At least one of us has to make a run to the potty before the night is through.
Photo 2- Lunch time
Left to right: Jules, Me, Mom, Kip (standing), Michele & Diana
There should be a group shot, including Lisa the store owner, as soon as Jules gets it up on her blog.
EDIT TWO: I just realized that Jules is holding a BEER in the "lunch" picture. Since I have a blue can in front of me I thought I would clarify that I was drinking COKE. Goodness knows I can't walk & chew gum at the same time (jessie!!!) so don't think for a moment I can drink & crop. Not that there is anything wrong with the people that can. I just had to much to do that day and was to far from home to drink anything stronger than soda. Actually, if I thought I could create the incredible things that Jules does after her one beer....I'd say sign me up!!!
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
has "tagged" me.
Here are are the rules to play:
1. List 5 weird things about yourself or your pets
2. Tag 5 friends and list them.
3. Those people need to write on their blogs about 5 weird things, and state the rules, and tag 5 more people.
4. Don't forget to let the people you tag know by posting a comment on their blog!
She already tagged everyone I'd tag so I'm just going to answer her questions so we can have World Peace. Feel free to skip this post.
Here we go:
1a. My sons cat has the nick name of "Cat Dog" because she wags her tail exactly like a dog.
1b. Weird- me? My sense of humor.
1c. Dorky- I once had to climb down the ladder of a High Dive at a pool, through many people waiting on the rungs, because I was to scared to jump off.
1d. My sons cat doesn't purr. Never.
1e. I'm the only one of the three sisters W/O a tattoo. (Not sure that makes ME weird.)
There, 5 weird things about me or my pet. Wasn't that fascinating?