Friday, February 27, 2009

.2.27.09.."Scrapbook Retreat.."

Yea!!! Whoo! Hoo!!
Finally here.....I have been eagerly awaiting this weekend for some time...
I have another..yes, another "famous" dentist appt. this morning..Ha! Ha! But sorry ladies wouldn't be any video done today! Only a cleaning....no numbing...darn it.

But heading the the cold coast after work with friends and my hubby! He's working on a snowmobile video while I scrap at my hearts content next to the Ocean!! Jealous? Little?

I can't wait to wake up to a storm! Yea!

But however I will definitely do some blogging and put pix on for Monday!

So stay tuned and have a fab weekend..I know I will! For those of my BFFs that can't make it..I will miss you dearly and there is next time AND Monday is sign up for Nationals in May!! F.Y.I.!!!

I will be reserving a hotel room for us...

Toodles for now!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

.2.26.09."Happiness is..."


Happiness is....
Sitting on a cold toilet seat..
After burning your ass on the
tanning bed.

.2.26.09.." Something's Been Bugging Me.."....

This is my new topic for things that bug me for now on..sometimes (well, since I was introduced into the blog world....I'd just write random stuff in my journal..just thoughts..But now..Yea for blogging!) I like to just say things that are on my mind..
Mr. FancyPants and I have a wonderful "couple" friends..(how do you word that w/ out sounding all weird and s&%t!!)
But anyhow they have been married ( I will not mention names..I have too much respect for them) for 19 YEARS!!!! Nineteen People!!!
And I'm sad to say they are getting a divorce. This totally saddens me. Since Mr. and I found this out, it has been on my mind and bugging me.
What has been bugging me is that..Why? When did this happen? I HATE the D word. When I find out couples are heading in that direction, I take it personal now. I don't know why.
Because then the Hate begins..when at ONe time in both their lives that person was their everything? And now hate? Why the change of feelings just because you don't share the same beds anymore?
I asked Mr. if I could "interview" Charlie..(I changed his name..sneaky huh?) he said "no".
Rats.
I told him these are the things I'd ask..
*When did it change?
*Where you friends?
*Did you communicate? If something bothered you, did you talk about it, or sweep it under the rug and just hoped it went away? When it didn't go away did it just build up til him/her just left the socks on the ground was the last straw?
*Did you do things together?
*Was that person who you daydreamed of?
*Where you just comfortable, and not happy?
* Did you laugh?
* Was that person your best friend?
* Did you talk til wee hours in the morning? Or simply just talk?
* Did you do things together because you wanted to...or simply obligation?
* Did you give it your ALL?

I have other things too I'd like to ask also, that would stem from the answers..
So people, the bottom line...
just because it don't work in one Avenue doesn't mean it won't work in another...

I'm now just rambling...

I wish there was a secret to marriage and everlasting love. then maybe there wouldn't be so much sadness and broken hearts. I've Personally had my heart shattered into a zillion pieces..right in front of me. I don't like the feeling..you can't breath, think, talk, and walk,..you just collapse right where you are..you feel like you'll NEVER recover. Your simply gonna die of a broken heart. Your chest burns and aches all at the same time...

I can't say now that I know the secret to a happy, long, everlasting marriage..but I CAN say..

I will never go with knowing ,what being someones number 2, 3, or 4 is like.
Because I'm now my Mr.'s number one. I now know what it feels like.
Amazing.
I'm always put first in his decisions..his everything..even the simplest things...thank you Mr.

I will hope for the best for our friends, and maybe things can be worked out..

But in my opinion...laughter is one of the keys!! If you can't laugh with someone, it won't work.
I think laughter says alot. Your comfortable, relaxed, and feel good around that person...
You can't laugh if your unhappy, sad, depressed, mad, don't like the person/situation, or simply just don't enjoy life...

So!!! What is the secret to you? What in ONE word do you feel is the key to your life? Marriage? Happiness? And really think about it? What is sooooo important to you? Sum it all up in one word? Is it possible?

Take that answer and run with it....

MY WORD IS: Laughter.

.2.26.09..."Friends"...


Friends Understand your past,
Believe in your future, and
*Love* you today, just the
Way you are.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

.2.23.09."Ta! Da!"....

I just love my nail lady!! {Alba Nails..in Albany, Or. next door to the DMV "tammy" is her name....}

But I took my friend's 'save the date' announcement in and asked if she could do the flower on my nail...for Anne and Jamie's wedding..

I simply loved it!! I thought she did a great job on it!

What I'm planning on is for her to do that on my toenails....without the green. Anne likes green so I did green today just to see what it would look like....

But I just love it and not bad for her first time! Smiley face!!!

I hope you like it Anne!



Saturday, February 21, 2009

.2.21.09.."Take time.."

Yesterday morning..I woke up late-r than normal..had stomach cramps...realized the time..woofed down breakfast.....hurriedly kissed my husband good-bye and seen him off to work as I'm getting into my own vehicle...

Whomever is the last leaving at our house..shuts the gate..I was in such a hurry and kept glancing at the clock thinking and running the day in my mind and what needs to be done at work, on my lunch hour, and after work..phone calls to make....


Then I saw this....

As I was shutting the gate, I saw this spider web.

I thought to myself: "Wow, that is beautiful and I probably won't see this again if I was looking for it..I should take a picture.."

So in the hustle and bustle of things. I took a picture and was so happy.
I literally stood there and smiled at that spiderweb. I slowed down and took the day with a smile!!

Sometimes in the crazy life you lead, don't pass things up that catch your eye. No matter how small it seems to you at the time. Take a picture...always carry a camera with you..I recommend this...it does wonders....you'll take pixs of all sorts of things you'll smile back at..


Remember! Take time....

.2.21.09.." Sister update.."..

My sweet Peggie sister is doing good!!! She is home now and doing better.
Her foot is doing "okay" according to her....not all the way healed, but okay.
I'm happy for her and the fact she's in her own home now.
Love you Peggie!

.2.21.09." BFF"..

Friendship
Friendship is a magic tie
that reaches past the last good-bye,
past the miles and past the years,
past the laughter, past the tears,
Nothing breaks this golden strand
spun by heart and not by hand.
*Clare Mishica




Sometimes I literally stop and think of my friends and think how lucky I am.
I say I'm not a picky person.
But I guess I am when it comes to friends.
I ***LOVE**** my friends! Love them so much in each different way! I love the fact how each one of you ( you know who you are!!!!) are so different from each other and I love and cherish that!
How boring if everyone is the same!!! No surprises, no stories, no shock factor!
I love hearing every body's daily life and what is important to them and what is considered joy in their life. That is the beauty of friendship....you have your own life, but for a brief while when your with a cherished friend -that you just simply adore...you are their center of attention at that moment..how special is that?
I love when our special get- togethers happen.
I may not get to see alot of you often, but your NEVER EVER far from my heart and thoughts!!!
I think of each and every one of you and wonder how your doing and what you would be doing right now...? LIke!! Reading my blog!!! Yeah!!!!

EVERYDAY IS FRIENDSHIP DAY TO ME!!!!!!!!!! Love you girls!!!!!!
Thank you girls for letting ME be a part of that...thank you.

.2.21.09." 7 again..."

Wouldn't it be nice to be a whole 7 again?....
Well, okay....maybe not...but seven!!!!! Seems so young!......sigh....

This is MY Nephew's Daughter! Did I mention my nephew? HIS daughter?
Isn't she gorgeous!?

But it was her birthday party at Papa"s pizza in Corvallis last night...along with every other child's birthday in corvallis, too...popular day to be born..geez..
But She got this cute pink lil' guitar..(after Jill sees this blog, Taylor will have one!) Ha! Ha!
Daren tuned it for her, and posed her for me ,and she looked so cute! (yes, got incriminating pix of Daren with a pink guitar..)
The family was there and even my aunt Penny!! EEKK!! I love her.
I love having a big family, every family event..is like a mini reunion! Love it!
Happy Birthday sweet Faith!



Thursday, February 19, 2009

2.19.09.."Daddy-O"..

This is the image my Dad gets to look at, from his hospital bed...my sweet lil' niece, Brianna drew this for him, and he just loves it..he was even considering buying a new dry erase board and replacing boards with the hospital..just so he could take this image home with him...ahhhhh......so the lil scrapper I am. I just whipped out my handy-dandy camera a took a pix for him. Love you Dad...

But yes, my sweet Daddy is in the hosp. it was real frustrating because he phone didn't work and I couldn't call and talk to him at all..his cell phone was not fully charged..I guess when your heading to the E-room that's the last thing from your mind..Wait! I need my charger..and my right shoe..oh and my vase from the living room..oh and I bet it's not great food, can you pack me a cooler of food?.....

But I finally got to visit my Dad yesterday..I guess according to his other visitors, he looks better than he did when he was admitted....geez that scares me....

From the hospital he goes to a rehabilitation center to get his strength back, he's still extremely weak...

He still had his sense of humor! I briefly spoke with the nurse who seemed to know "of him" and she said he kept her on her toes and he was a funny man..that's my dad...

But he has pneumonia...he was coughing so bad. He only has 30% use of his lungs. And he has emphysema....But he's a tough cookie!

I love you dearly Dad and you still owe me a fishing trip with my pink fishing pole.
So you have to get better.

Monday, February 16, 2009

.2.16.09.."Rock On!"...

We had a very nice dinner with our friends Anne and Jamie..Anne is a WonDerfUl Cook! Daren loves to cook and he was impressed on her cooking..he very rarely will eat seconds at other people's house...he did tonight!! I even snuck some of his mash potatoes..that didn't even have a single lump and creamy!......ummm.....
Daren was introduced to Jamie's world of Guitar Hero! He's now a fan of this activity...
Jamie is amazing!!! Wow! He was wow'ed by her hero playing abilities..on the way home he was singing and talking about the dinner, playing guitar and singing with Anne.
They sang on the sing star and she is good! She has a beautiful voice! They sound good together! I want them to sing "summer lovin" when everyone else comes over to sing karaoke!!
Thank you xoxoxo had a great night!!



Sunday, February 15, 2009

.2.15.09.."Priceless..."

* Waking up to a beautiful morning on Valentine's Day...

*Getting a sentimental card from your loved one...that literally brings tears to your eyes...

*Opening a jewelry box and seeing a beautiful necklace..that your loved one picked out, from his heart ...

*A kicka@s (butt) heater for your scrapbook room...cuz your loved one knows your allergic to the cold....

*A surprise trip to the cold Oregon Coast on a BEauTifUl! Day! (it was clear, sunny and brrrr cold..)

*A wonderful dinner with your loved one....

* Your husband not missing another Valentine's day....Priceless.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

.2.3.09."huh?"

"when I do this ,does this make my lips look big?.."

I had to blog this. My friend Jillian brought by these, a stuffed animal, and a very nice card and said " I'm gonna wear these and blog about it!"

Her response? " My Lanta!"

Thank you Jill and Taylor for a laugh!

Can YOU imagine a face lift like this? EEEEWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!



Monday, February 2, 2009

.2.1.09 "Bonzai!!!"....

I got air!
It's not that far off the ground but it was fun!
It sure seemed like I was going faster and higher!
It bothered me that I looked like a girl riding a snowmobile..so I was watching the gys and how they positioned their body and stuff..I like watching people and see how they do things. That's usually how I learn. Watching. People explain things to me...alot of the times,...makes no sense..so after riding horses my whole life. Riding these machines is like a horse. Keep yourself center balanced and be ready for anything! I almost bucked myself off at one point!
But GREAT excersise! You wear yourself out.....love it!

.2.1.09." Snow!! part2"...

I jumped!
We snowmobiled the whole day on Sunday! Yes, and I can feel it everywhere....
I got up the nerve and did my first jump!Then after I realized how easy and fun, I kept going back over them..trying to get higher! Daren got it on video and then a still shot! Then me flying by him!!
I tell ya, this is addicting! I love it!
Daren is getting so good at this! His confidence in doing tricks and stuff is getting greater and greater! I'm trying to keep up with him! I wanted to learn how to pop a wheelie, but I had so much fun jumping. But next weekend ,will be that challenge.
We are trying to get as much "playing in the snow" as possible, before the season is over so we can shop off season for gear...get good deal$...to make sure we love this and wanna stay with it!

.1.31.09 "3-D!!!"..

Very nice weekend!
Went to see my first official 3-D movie...loved the special effects. Was so ingrossed with the effects that the cheesey movie line turned into a comedy! I wasn't even paying attention..I kept asking my friend Anne, .."why is everybody laughing? What's so funny?".....I don't think she'll be wanting me to sit by her anymore at a movie...I kept talking!! Lol!! I usually don't do that, but I wouldn't shut up...sorry guys.
But it was a movie that was a must-see for the 3-D effects only.

And of course, Les couldn't keep her eyes open for the pix at the movies!! Lol! She's so funny!!
Missed you there, Jill!! Always many more movies though!!

Check!