Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thanks Jill it was fun!! I love saving $$$$$$$. Very good feeling.
Now later I get to see friends I haven't seen in a bit! And yes, I will blog about it!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
But I just got the best e-mail from my Dad!! I just love him! SQQQQQQUEEEEEEZZZZZ!!!
This pix of me, is the age I still feel like when I talk to my Dad or around him.
I feel like I will always be 'his lil' girl'..he's fabulous, funny (umm....I wonder where I get my personality from?) and has a HUUUUUGE heart.
I love you so much Dad and gonna (not) kick your butt at fishing! Lol!!
You'll teach me right?Ha!
Our friends have been hanging out with us and I'm a nerd and in bed at 8:00 pm on worknights...lately...10:00-10: 30...you have no idea how that effects your sleep pattern!
I've been called..old, old lady, old nag...cuz I love to go to bed early and up EARLY!! I love to wake up round 4am, and putz around in the morning...ya know; get coffee, eat breakfast, watch the news, and do a lil' laudry....
I will get use to it again, but it's funny how your body gets use to different things...I love to SLEEP!!!! Love it!! Mr. says that if it were an olympic sport..I'd win hands down.
I can sleep..in a thunderstorm, rock concert, tornado, in a car, etc... lOve it!!
But I really do need my 8 + hours each night. It's just hard..cuz sometimes I want to sit and visit w/ the Mr. and I can't cuz I gotta get to bed...
Oh well, it could be worse..he could still be in Iraq.
I will have to say that..this is the best I've slept in months....you have no idea how nice it is to have your loved one next to you..yes, snoring in ear...and knowing he's safe. And I get to come home to him at night....siiiiighhhh....love it.
So I'll just have to get use to my routine all over again. No Problem!! I can duuuuuuu it!!!! Lol!!!
Monday, January 26, 2009
So I had Les put a hat on...I didn''t want her left out. I tried to give her sunglasses and she wouldn't wear them. Said she couldn't see or something..?
But so I got to hang..well, not really...they were self efficient...with the girls: Taylor and Kenz!
They were wonderful! Like they weren't even there...They both were quiet, and I played in my back room and everyone else were yellin'! Laughing! And having a good time!
Even though I didn't know what was going on the laughter made me chuckle..from the sounds of it..Les really had no idea what she was doing..Daren said he likes to play with her cuz of that...she's fun!
Jill and Nic knew what they were doing but I guess he kept changing rules on them...according to Jill! Ha!! Maybe to his advantage??? Don't know the game..
But we had a busy! Fantastic! sore....day!
Thank you guys!
But this is an extreme sport and now we are looking into getting a couple of theses machines ourselves, then jet skis for the summer!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I love these girls...they are so much fun!
See, even Kenzie is getting into it!
I think Jill won the prize ...well no, Jill and Les look horrible!! They did an awesome job of ugly dress session!
Good job ladies and Thank you for posing for the pix!
There is an ending to the story. NOTHING lasts forever.
The best part is, when you can look back and say "Wow, I did a good job. And I made it"
So, no matter how things may "appear" in life. It's true: It's never what it seems.
So, to the picture I put on my blog.
Alot of you are probably going "AHHH.....how cute. He's too short"
Well, not really. Someone put him there and wanted us to think this, took a picture, and made $.
Nothing is what it seems.
Oh how much I missed my friend Mindy!!
My husband and I got the wonderful pleasure of having dinner..which was awesome!!...with our friends..that we both have gotten so busy with our personal lives...that well, as we all know...lose contact...it happens. It doesn't mean you don't think of them!!
So we got together and talked about rodes, rodeo-ing, horses, and LAUGHED!!
It was so relaxing...had a couple beers and I realized, I'm missing having a horse. Mindy is my horse-buddy. ...very smart,huge heart, a loyal friend, beautiful mind, beautiful anyways, funny as heck! and TOUGH!! She's a real country girl that isn't afraid to get dirty. She'd rather be the one getting dirty...I'll get dirty. Just not cold...bbbrrrrr..........
I admire the woman she is and ...I wanna be like her when I grow up. Plain and simple.
These two are great together!! Mark is a great guy who enjoys skiing, walk in the parks.....Oh my gosh!! I just realized I feel like I'm writing a personal ad for this couple!! Ha!!! Ha!!!!
This is Mark.
This is Mindy.
They are wonderful people.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I love to have my house really cleaned , all chores done for the day, snuggle on the couch with a pillow under the magazine, and have my favorite snack......then slowly take in every page!!!
Study each and every page...
I get alot of wonderful ideas from my scrapbooking buddies, but to have all them around is great! All of us have different styles & techniques.
I love my friends and greatful for the time I get to spend with them. I love relaxing with them and getting ideas! It's like having my favorite magazine in the mail all over again, everyday!
First we wake up early for where ever we are heading....I HAVE to pack the day of!! I CANNOT do this action prior....I've tried and well, doesn't work for me. Daren knows this about me and doesn't say a word....he just lets me be...so we get all packed and I have to wear the right attire!! Road trip clothes....okay, depends on what time of year, this is happening.but, I always have to wear shoes/flipflops/boots that are easily removed in the vehicle...
then WHAT you wear is soooo important! I always have to wear my lounge pants!! I have every color for every attitude/emotion/state of mind...so you have your outfit for the road trip!! Then you get all packed up and Always do We head out and get a " froo-froo' Drink for on the way!! So I can take my shoes off and curl up with my legs to my chest and hold my hot coffee in my hands and sip on it !! I love that!! Then, we laugh and talk about everything!!!! The Mr. and I have some of our best conversations in the truck/jeep. Sometimes we get to our destination and go "Wow! That was fast!! It didn't seem to take long at all" Sometimes we don't even take a breath! We yak and yak the whole time! We laugh ALOT!!! he is sooo funny and some of the things he comes up with when he sees someone else and makes his comments! Watch out Seinfeld! You've got competition! Well, to me he's funny..But, okay,...now we have the scene set..then the scenery....I love it when we go on back roads and no one else is around..we seem to be the only vehicle on the road..and temp in the vehicle is *perfect!! So perfect you don't fall asleep, but your so relaxed...You have no idea HOW many times of thought of this when he was gone. It would rain, be icky out, be sunny out and we could just look at each other and knew the perfect "road trip" days...when he was gone..I could pick out the days he would wanna go and it made me miss him oh so much more. I would be talking to him on the phone and he always wanted to know what the weather was doing home..(i think in his past life he WAS a weather man! he keeps up on the weather and what is going on..) I would always respond .." perfect 'road trip' weather baby"...he would respond."aahhhh......." he knew what I meant......
Well, it was very nice and relaxing to get away for a little bit...even though your @ home, on vacation..still a lil' difficult to 'put things down' and just relax!!
Daren and I will finally relax and do what we wanna do....nothing.
Met the Fab in-laws there for dinner and visiting for a couple hours! It was sooooo good to see them! I have wonderful in-laws and so blessed!!
So the next day after we were there...Daren and I were heading out and I had $5.00 left. So I put it in a penny machine!!
Then Bam!! The picture here shows what I saw! I was so happy I hit the guy next to me on the back then hugged him...he just looked at me!! Then after that I played it out a little, then hit an additional $200.00! I was so happy that I gave him a "high five!!"..he soon got up and left...good thing, he could have charged me with abuse!!
So my good Friend Jill happened to call within that time and asked if I will be home shortly?
"Umm..no....." so we stayed a little longer and left with a good winnings...phew! It goes back into our savings...
But it was nice and relaxing..oh yeah! It was a resort/casino...sand dunes everywhere!
So cold!! Brrrrrr! The sun was out and it was cold! Very beautiful weather!!
Nice to be back...
Monday, January 19, 2009
We are in a dressing room..laughing our butts off..looking -oh-so-marvalous!!...and taking Blackmail photos..for later use...perhaps? Maybe if she holds my tape gun or Bling for Randsom???!!!
There really isn't much in my life, I'm embarassed by now...I pretty much do a fabulous job of that...yip, embarrassing myself. But this kids, was just a wonderful time!
Thank you sweet Anne for a wonderful time and all the laughs!! I really needed that today.
Hey, face taping session next?
Saturday, January 17, 2009
But wow! Did we laugh! I had so much fun!
My dear friend Jillian was all quiet and meek...then Bam! She and her husband came out of their shell and sang their heart out!!
Jill's songs were all about money...it was hilarious!! So Daren started PICKING songs about money for her!
Simon would have had fun slamming us..but the Mr., he's good....I had the horrible habit of READING-Singing the lyrics and could not sing! My Gosh!! Wow!!
But thank you guys for coming over! I love laughing like that! :)
I smile because your my sister,
I laugh because there's not a darn
thing you can do about it!
I went and visited my sweet sister today.
She is my older sister and when I was little, (see pix above)...I really thought she was my MOM. I was glued to her side. I think she was tired of me and tired of taking care of me...at a point.
So I remember this one time...I was real little..she went across the neighborhood to babysit and I thought she was moving out of the house..I cried and threw a tantrum for her. She wouldn't come back. She just left.
So I followed her...after she was already gone and no one was looking.
I don't remember HOW I got there...NO, I didn't steal a car or anything...but I remember getting to these people's house and seeing my sister running outside to greet me! I was so happy I found her! I ran to her crying and when I got to her she turned me around and spanked me! Oh my...it broke my heart...I guess my mom and family were out looking for me. I just wanted my sister...
But My Big Sister has been having problems with her foot. Almost a year ago it started hurting and escalated into an infection. A lil' foreign body was later found. But because of the location and her still working, it was impossible to keep clean...the foot is not exactly the cleanest thing on the body...
So a week prior to my husband coming home, she went into the hospital. She had surgery and they debribed it only.
So now she is in a Rehabilitation Center and I call it a resort! The people there are just Fabulous!! They wait on her 'Hand & Foot'..sorry, could not resist.
But no really, this is really the last resort. Or she may lose her leg from the knee down. That would devastate my sister.
It absolutely kills me to her like this. She's not in as much pain..but enough. I want her better. She's my Big sister.
To this day when I look at her, I still vision her like my mom and I'm 5 again.
I love you my sweet Peggie and there is not a moment that goes by that I don't think about you and what your going through. I'm so sorry you have to go through this.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This is gross people! Cooks,waitress, busboys, and etc....all spit, orgasm, pee, and put snot in our food!!! This grosses me out til no end!! They showed a cop stealing from a blind guy, a man trying to sell his own baby for $60,000, a man having sex with a dog pinata!!! People!!!!!!!!!
Then the professionals who go in your house that make themselves at home, in your home and steal from you! They showed a maid, going through a clients house and taking money and then laying on their bed and looking at a dirty magazine.....have mercy...
I don't trust people. At ALL!!! I trust no one.......there is a select few who I actually feel who are honest. But the general public is disgusting and dishonest.
My husband says I'm "paranoid"....this show proves me correct!!!!!
So if there is someone who I feel is honest and I DO trust them. My husband never questions it! Lol!! He says if they pass me, it's cool...
Not sure who said that or where it came from, but I've heard it before...
Went and visited his mom today in Estacada. I love the drive there! So beautiful! In the back country roads!
His mom (my wonderful *mother in law ) is one of the kindest, sweetest, good hearted, and honest people! She doesn't know how to get mean. She's wonderful!!
To let you know just how sweet, we were playing monoply this one time....she bought alot of property and I landed on one of them!! Ouch! I couldn't pay the rent or something and I told her that I didn't have enough 'play' money...she responded.." that's okay Honey. You don't have to pay me.It's just a game.." AAAAHHHHHHH.....Daren yelled "no way!"....
But I'm looking forward to our next game! I'm excited when she gets to come and stay with us for a couple days!! :) love you mom*
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Well, Mr., missed two of each of them and even though the Army did the best to make it as nice as possible for the Holidays for the Troops..it just wasn't the same...
So Today, I made a Thanksgiving feast (well, what he would eat...he's not a big eater.)
The turkey aroma wafted through the house and it smelled and tasted sooooo good. I din't mind another turkey meal! So while he was doing guy stuff outside...I cooked. Loved* it! :)
So before all this...I asked Mr. if he would like a Turkey meal. His response?
..."yeah, I would love that. But where we gonna get a turkey? They don't sell turkeys year round do they? I thought only at Thanksgiving?".....Yea...I laughed my butt off.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
But very good day..sometimes you gotta just stay home and catch up on stuff at home..it's been non-stop running around since the second he landed..it will settle down here shortly...
However we were heading for a late night grocery shopping at Wally-World...we both are not fans of ALOT of people whom you don't know ,congregated in one area!!...they always go down the same isle you do!! Some screaming child wanting something and throwing themselves on the floor when not getting it, THEN the parent yelling at the child "knock it off or I won't buy you that pony tomorrow" then the bargaining begins...then you have a moron picking his nose behind the children's bikes and wiping it on the seat! Or then, there is ME who Farts in the isle and my poor husband HAPPENS to all of a sudden want that isle ,and walks through the cloud and gives me a "baby, you didn't ..." look....And I'm dying laughing!!! Cuz no matter how OLD you get Folks....Farts/Farting/Fluffing....whatever it's called...is simply funny.Everybody does it!!! When someone discovers such a odor..it's hilarious the first reaction..they are laughing and carrying on..then all of a sudden the face expression changes...and you can't fake that! The reaction to a fart. Not able to fake. You can fake smiling, laughing, crying, joy, sadness, sympathy, and all sorts of emotion...but try to hide That!! Nope.It's people's first reaction that cracks me up. And it can't be hidden.
Monday, January 12, 2009
But Mr. got the rest of his Karaoke system and a power washer...not to be used together, though.
But as WE (well me...type) he's singing! Love it!! I missed that...he just gets his guitar out and just starts singing...sigh.....but he's checking all the equipment now...
American Bandstand, watch out...Mr. Fancy is in the house!
**the Q is: what would you do if I was standing in front of you and my clothes just fell off?
- get new clothes?
- buy different detergent?
- keep receipt of clothes and return them?
- Or say.."Um...yeah, it's Friday and the Wednesday underwear is still present...?
Sunday, January 11, 2009
After pics and laughing-just being girls..we went out to eat and had a great time!
I just LOve my friends to pieces and love hanging out with them!
Thank you Anne for a wonderful Job and "Ladies" for another great time!
(Thank you Mr. Fancypants for taking our pics and putting up with 'girl-talk' all night! You were a real trooper!!*)
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
- simple things in life...your cat purring in your lap...and drooling..
- getting into a warmed up vehicle on a Cold day...brrrrr......
- getting an unexpected card in the mail from a friend simply saying 'thank you for being you'....(Anne;) )
- snuggling on the couch with your loved one, on a Sunday ,watching the Golf channel....
- A call from your Dad just wanting to "chat" cuz he still thinks of you, as his ' lil' girl'..
- some of your best friends in the world are your family members....
- ..if you'd like to add to this list, please be my guest..i'd love to know what simple things in life that are important to you.....
Monday, January 5, 2009
- Most important....get a text from your husband at 2:39 a.m. in the morning (soon to follow..)
- After you get a text from someone that you haven't even been able to touch, smell, or see their face expressions for 15 months and knowing they are in the states and so close..! see step 3....
- Lay there in bed and try REALLY hard to go back to sleep..meanwhile, your DOG is snoring so loud, that ..you actually at that point in time THINK ,'is he home?'..'what if someone breaks in my house? Kelly won't even HEAR them?'...
- Get a crazy idea of taping your face! Why not? What else to do, at almost '3 something' in the a.m.????
- Okay put a shower cap on..important step...tape gets stuck to your hair..get crazy for a moment..or two..go for a colored shower cap!! :)
- Take small strips first and tape the important parts down first..the nose pulled up over your head and stick to the top of the shower cap...see the shower cap has multi-functions..smart huh? Then tape back eyes and try not to laugh at this point because you will undo everything at this point...it kinda hurts while your skin is being stretched and you laugh against that strrreetch..ouch. I did this.
- Now ,at this point you should darn well ,feel the tape working! Take the tape and just start going around the head and then take pictures! (scrapbook pix..) Still try not to laugh at this point..
- Now remove the tape carefully! Look at all the stuff on the tape! Cool, huh?
- Read your text one more time, blog about it, and then TRY to go back to bed...before you get another bright idea...like taping your dog's face...
- Darn it. Almost made it to ten.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Anne knew I wanted to get pix for my husband,before he got home...(well days from now he should be here! So no time like today!!)
So she pampered me and totally took care of me and made me look and feel very good about myself! I feel pretty! Oh so pretty!! ..ummm......it's a song.....for those of you who don't know that lil' ol' fact...
Thank you *Anne* for a wonderful day and taking care of me! Can't wait for next time where it'll be all us girls! Vogue!
P.S.....YOu always dO take tHe besT picTurEs!! Lol!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
This branch snapped off 2:45 am this morning and landed on this fence and made my whole bedroom window shake! I thought something was coming through the window!
Don't worry it goes on the "Honey do list" when my husband is home :)...Darn! I wanted to swing on my tire today...
Thursday, January 1, 2009
- Continue eating healthy...everyday struggle...french fries.Ugh! I miss you fries...
- Be more patient and understanding to others needs and wants..
- Treat everyday as a blessing! I'm blessed for everyone in my life and I want to let them know this..I just get busy...sorry..
- Not to hold grudges and move on...this is a big one for me..to even TYPE this, is hard...