Saturday, June 27, 2009

6.27.09.."Almost there?..."


Thanks to E-Blogger, I post pix in a weird order...so here are some pix from today!:)


This is where we are currently staying the night. Amarillo, Tx. After checking in...news flash! Flash Flood! EEK! Very warm here and raining...very nice. You won't be cold though!

These are our communicating devices...they are fabulous! We chit chat back and forth, warn each other of crazy stuff going on up ahead, let each other know when we have to pee!! Great lil' things!

Yay! For Texas, I like this state.

Booooooo!! for New Mexico..not a fan! All for us couldn't wait to get out of here!




"Are we there yet?"

Our lil' troopers! They are just hanging in there, cruising right along. I believe they are enjoying themselves! "Monkey Business" is playing the license plate game, playing her game boy, and texting...she's growing up so fast!

The Mr.'s Birthday Jerky! Les bought him a gift at one of our truck stops, isn't that sweet?!!
He displays it so proudly..he's thinking: "Okay you guys..take the picture..people are staring at us.."

Okay I have major OCD...not a secret. With OCD, the SMALLEST detail can drive you insane!
We leave this morning from our Colorado Springs hotel and walking out I noticed the dust caps came off one of the trailer tires...so I said something " Ummm...hey baby..this one doesn't look right? It's not matching the others"
The Mr: "Oh my gosh, thank you. We have to get that fixed before we go any further.."
I followed him with my back towards him as he was walking off...waiting for a pat on the back..nothing.nada.he didn't notice..

The Mr and I at the auto parts store.
He thought it was all fixed and went to pull out and Happypants behind us noticed it flew off again...I threw out the package {Duh! To clean up..it's what I do...} and we had to go and dig through the garbage for the package to return it and get another....
But the thing is: I told him, "This is God's way of stalling us. There is a reason for everything!We will take this as a sign..." he agreed! :)

Very beautiful part of the country..Colorado is amazing!

Well, tomorrow we should be reaching our destination...phew! Everything as gone as planned and even better as planned. Couldn't be better...Let's hope tomorrow is just as good!

6.27.09.." On the road Again! I just can't wait to get on the road again! "

Here are some quick pics from our trip!

Me being silly :)

This is Denver, Co. Very beautiful area! Wouldn't want to live here, however visiting would be nice!!


You know Les and I! We meet and talk to anyone :)
We met these bicyclists (Kendall and Rachel) in Wyoming..somewhere @ some rest stop. These two are riding their bikes across country! They have been on the road for 5 weeks now and heading Virginia! They started in Seattle. Nope. Not for me! However we got the blogs of these two and found more blogging buddies! Amazing they are! The guy-Kendall, never owned a bike before and bought his first bike for this trip! EEEKKK!!! Can you say SORE!!!!!!
Great people!

Still, somewhere in Denver! :)


Utah..was okay....NO ONE around.....

MMMMMMMmmmmmmmm..........?


At our last rest stop in Idaho. NO! Kelly is not starting to poop! She already did, almost on Les's shoe! Ha! Ha!

YaY! Wyoming!!

Our traveling buddies! :) They are hanging in there and doing great!
P.s...sorry these pics aren't in order! E-Blogger won't let me put in certain pics! Kept turning them sideways. GRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrr.......
But we have a set of walkie-talkie and talking back and forth which is awesome! We have call names!
Les: Happy Pants
Kenz: Monkey Business
The Mr: The Mr.
Miss Jody: Fancy Pants
Toodles for now!

6.27.09.."Happy Birthday Mr!!!!"


Happy Birthday My Love!!
Yes we are still on the road, however it's the Mr's Birthday today! :)
My birthday wish for him:
****The roads are nice and soft for his driving pleasure..(**** while I was taking a nap..all I heard was ..."Stupid gosh darn roads! No town or state has enough money to have decent roads! Bleep! Bleep! Bleep!, etc......" he cussed and cursed about every states' road or highway!)
****That all rest stops you wanna stop at today...has no one there! But us..(****again. All I heard the whole time when we entered a rest stop.."What?! Is there a convention going on or something?! Every body's here!"..yeah, he's not much for crowds...yip.)
****Gas prices are waaaaaaaay down for you today..(*** well, I guess I don't have to go there! We all get upset over that one!)
Don't get me wrong..he's the sweetest man ever! He complains or rants about something and he turns it all into something hilarious! He goes on and on and then just turns it all upside down until in your in stitches, from laughing!
I hope you have a great day Baby!! :)

6.26.09.."Are we There yet?..."

Whoa there! first of all...how can a girl travel without her toenails being painted pretty?

Because we all know when it comes to a road trip...hours in the car. We really don't look all that pretty...no make-up..hair is..well. It's hair okay....But! We can always depend on having pretty toe nails! La-de-da!
I owe these to my Lil' sister...she is a nail tech. and did a fabulous job before I left on our road trip! She did a remarkable job! :)
But to our family and friends and blogging buddies...I will comment on others blogs( I promise) and post more soon.
So far we have traveled over 1,430 or so miles since yesturday morning...we are tired...ZZZzzzzzz.... we still have under 1,000 or so more to go..
So toodles for now and chat more soon! :)

P.s.....okay, AFTER I posted this pix...I looked at it.I have ugly a*s feet! My Land! I look like I have arthritis in them there toes! Yuk! I can't believe I put that pix on there...I'm sorry. I apolagize if this offends anyone. I am.
Oh by the way. Yes, these HUGE deformed looking things do fit in a size 14 shoe! Well, okay not really...but c'mon.

Friday, June 19, 2009

6.19.09.." The True's I presume?....."


Whoo! Hoo!
The Mr. found a home with help from the famous "Miss Netti & Mr. "T" ,themselves!
That took off alot of stress. Phew!
This will hopefully be the last rental until we buy next. The Mr. didn't do a bad job at all. He's awesome:)
He's sooooo picky, that whatever he likes..I'm cool with it. He found this ,while he was there this week working...
But people, we are heading from Oregon to Arkansas. Did I mention we will be traveling with 2 crazy-ass cats and a OCD dog? Dri-VING!
No??? I didn't.
Well, you know me...I will have some stories for you when I get back to bloggy land. Oh you bet I will! It's me!!
My Bff and her wonderful lil' girl. Well, technically she's my niece...so they will we traveling with us:)
Well, I will bring my lap top in case some some hotel/motel has Internet service..I can keep up w/ you girls! :)
You know the only thing that scares me is ...breaking down? I watch horror flicks! The stupid cars break down at the worse places and then the dumb girl falls down while the evil dude is chasing her! Oh no! Not me! I will take off screaming " Run for your life baby! Your on your own!Baaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh...'
Okay, I was scared once really bad. And I DID leave my husband in the dirt and I took off running...then I thought "Husband?...oh...." then, I turn around.he's rolling.on the ground.laughing.hysterically.
At that moment I wish he had a weak bladder.
So I could laugh at him.
Toodles for now!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

6.17.09.."Too many Cherries can what?.....Ohhhhh"


Ya, these innocent lil' creatures aren't so innocent. Sittin' there all red and..stuff. Looking so temping.TEMPTING that is the word! Evil lil' boogers...
Okay, I have another story for ya. This also happened oh.. say about..I think 7 years ago...?
I was heading to Central Oregon for the weekend, to go horse back riding/camping...., I was meeting up with a family that I became very good friends with. Just my dog and I. I was settled in for a 3- 3 1/2 hour trip....Oooooooo Wait! A cherry stand! I'll get 2,...no 3,.....naaaaaa... I'll get 4 pounds of cherries and share with everybody at camp! ;) Very nice of me! One point for Jody! {licking finger and striking the air}Ding!
I get to camp. With a bag of.nothing.I ate.the.whole.bag.
Oh yeah. I got your attention, didn't I?
I went riding all day.Got chased by Bucks! Yes! They chased us. On horseback...
We made dinner and sat around the campfire..just like in the movies...it was great! Kelly and I made a lil' bed in the back of my truck and we settled in for a nice long.....oh that too familiar...cramp came. Noooooooooooo! Not NOWWWWWW! WWWWWHHHHYYYYY??????
I really think at one point in my life God was playing jokes on me or something...this isn't right!
So, I got my head lamp on.toilet paper.kelly.{Just in case she had to go..she wasn't coming for protection. She'd just lick'em to death.}
I had no idea where I was at! So I just started walking.....found a lil' clearing.Looked around.Stopped and listened{EYES WIDE open at this point} You notice, when you can't SEE, you just open your eyes reeeeaaalllly wide in the dark.Hoping to...see? We all do it. Well, maybe just me.
So I do my thang, and head back to bed. :)
Next morning, new campers came in. We met up with them on the trail and went for a ride. Nice people. They had high strung Arabians, but were nice.
At the end of the ride, our new neighbors headed past us and kept going to their camp site...
Then all of a sudden! Hollering and screaming and all this commotion! We all looked and took off running in the direction of the screams! Running in a dead run, and running in an area I wasn't familiar with....oh, wait a minute. This is starting to look familiar.....oh no....
I slowed my pace down... we were heading right where I visited the night before. Oh gosh No! It can't be the same.....place.
We see a lady{ yes, one of our new neighbors..} laying flat on her back! In the middle of the trail. Her Arabian took off running past us!
Everyone asked what happened {as she's still just LAYING there!}Meanwhile, I'm frantically looking around for the evidence that "Jody was here"...phew! nothing.I'm safe!
The lady laying on her back says: "Someone took a shit in the middle of the horse trail and my mare spooked from the toilet paper! So she dumped me!"
Everyone was like.."What!!??? Here!!??? Who would do such a thing?"
{ I want to thank God for this moment for not letting animals speak. My dog would have ratted me out. In a heartbeat.No doubt. She would have stood on her hind legs and pointed her paw right at me.Then I'd have to kill her. So thank you Lord for the lil' things}
I even chimed in! "Ya! WHO would do such a thing!?Gosssssshhhh.."
Then, we all helped her up and was brushing her off.
Then.there.it.was.The evidence I couldn't find. Stuck to her SHOULDER!! Yip, only me.
The funny thing is: Everyone pointed out a "Best Pots" right next to our camp site.
I never told them it was me.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

.6.17.09." Ummm..... Excuse me? Have you seen my Mr?...."


MY LAND!!!
This is what a wig and false teeth do to a person! Ekkkkkkkkk!!!!
This does not look like my husband at all!! He does not look like the same person...
It actually freaked me out.
On his last day, of work his co-workers got this lil' get up for him.
Definitely goes in the Halloween Box. ..

He's such a good sport about things like this! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

.6.16.09.."Home is always where the Heart Is"


On Sunday,was Family day at the True household. It was so nice to see everyone.
The kids played in the swimming pool, played on the trampoline, and played on the tire swing!





Most of all. Dad is feeling much better and is looking good! :)


These kids were soooooo cold, and yet played in the water! BBBrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
To be a kid again....life is so simple.




We will miss everyone. It was a difficult good-bye. But we are heading off to a New Chapter in Our lives!

Monday, June 15, 2009

.6.15.09.." Show 'N' Tell"


My new lookie-lookie find!

I'm so excited to use this! I've always wanted one!
Great for deep conditioning and straightening your hair! Seriously. Takes away the fly aways on top of your head.
First step} Apply your straightening creme/lotion stuff..
second step} Sit under the dryer, on "low setting" for about 5 min...not long! and your scalp will be somewhat dry!

My hair gal would do this prior to blow drying it straight...of course then, the flatiron..

But Also!!! For the deep conditioning!! Oh my! It feels great! Your hair will send you a "Thank You" note and maybe perhaps a dozen of flowers for doing this!

Do this deep conditioning about every 2 weeks or so. Apply a one-time use shower cap and low setting...for about 10 min. You can go longer..if you wish. :)

Retail: $40.00.......cool, huh? Sally's Beauty Supply.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

.6.14.09.." A Day in the Park. Priceless$"


I'm just now able to talk about this....
This happened, oh say about...3 years ago...
I'm not really quite sure WHAT I was thinking. But looking back.I wasn't.
The Mr. was out of town on drill or something. I had the crazy idea, one summer morning. Beautiful morning!
Why not go get 4 shots of espresso.Walk my dog in a park. With my pajamas on...yip. Like I said. NOT thinking.
So, off Kelly and I went. I'm sippin' on the rest of my mocha that I haven't finished in the truck yet...We are down a trail and NO ONE in sight! THEN. It came!
The caffeine-I'm-gonna-poop-my-pants-any-second-cramps friggin' started!!!
Oh my gosh! I immediately called my dog back to me to start heading...to where? I don't know?! Bathrooms? What bathrooms? I didn't see any flippin'..OH MY GOSH! The cramps were bad!
Any second I'm gonna go. I just know it.
So, I get back to where my truck was and I noticed FAR FAR FAR away...of course....I see the bathrooms. You squint and you see it.
I started sprinting across the park! Dead run! Then another cramp came! I suddenly stopped and squeeeeeeeezed reeeeeeaaallllll tight. Oh gosh not here. Not here. My dog thought at this point it was pretty much fun and started jumping on me! I pushed her away. Any slight movement of gravity and...that's it. Then, the sweats came. I started dripping with sweat! I got soooo hot I had to take my sweat shirt off. With my spaghetti strap PJ top on..who cares? not me at this point.
So, I thought I was good, and I took off running across the field again. Fast! Fast! Then I stopped and sqqqqqeeeeezed! Phew!....So, this continued ALLLLLLL across the field! Yip. There was another couple walking their dog. Of course. Any flippin' morning people!and YOU pick this morning! WWWHHHHYYYYY???
So all these people see is this crazy lady with her dog running across the field really fast and stop. like a statue. Very still. Then took off running again.
So, I get to the bathrooms..one is handicap and the other is a regular size. Who had time to tie their dog up? not me. I took Kelly in with me to the handicap.
Yes!!!! I made it! I made it! It was not a good sight, but all dignity went out the window at that point. Gone.
Then, looked over.
No toilet paper..yes people. Gross. I know.
So I sat there wanting to cry at this point. Tears of laughter..because this stuff only happens to me. Tears of "WHHHHYYYYY???"
So I'm sitting there thinking...
My sweatshirt sleeves.
Well, bottom line. I left the park with no embarrassing accidents and a lesson learned.
Always wear long sleeves when walking in the middle of no where. Just make sure it's a sweatshirt you don't like.
I believe I threw it out....don't remember what it looked like.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

.6.13.09.."...I'm gonna trust, that your not gonna let your dog bite me?........"


This is Dr. B and I.... He had a dozen of roses sent to work with a nice note attached. He really has an a amazing heart! This is probably...THE hardest working man I have EVER met in my life and probably will ever meet. I wish he would slow down and enjoy life. But he loves what he does so why quit?! I heard him say this 104,567,234 times so far....
I knew this man like the back of my hand. What he was thinking.now.then.yesturday...

Well, today { yesturday, technically....}.sadly. Was my last 'hoorah' at Linn. Vet.
This is my Boss/Friend for more than the last 10 years. {He's pictured with my good friend Jen-nae} This man, has seen me go through some bad stuff. Good times. Tough times. And I always talked to him about it.
When my husband was in Iraq, he was sooo good to me and wanted to fly me to go see him!! Lol! I let him know that was a lil' impossible, but I thanked him.
He has done so much for me as a friend and a boss. I have LEARNED so much about life, myself, and how to stick up for myself! Lol! I tried hard to repay him back, by always being dependable.


I appreciated him for giving me a chance, and trusting in me to be good enough to work by his side. Thank You Dr. B!!


Dr. D and the gal who replaced me. I think she'll do a good job. :)


MY Cassie-Cass!! I call her this....but, not her real name! {clearing throat!!}



Us being silly...I always encouraged this behavior! Make the work-day better!




I drove into this....alot of days.....thinking..."Ugh! Not Anooooooother day......"

But I will miss this place. I grew up here.



Okay, this photo is funny!! See the girl with the blue shirt on? In the middle..{lil' cute thing!}

After this was taken...I noticed.."looks like she's posing for the 'Playtex' bra commercial!!"

I was laughing!! Ha! Ha!


The silly Girls!


Now, this is depressing.....The two beautiful redheads on the right...have the most beautiful red hair you've ever seen!!

But I have seen these two beautiful ladies grow up, get pregnant, go THROUGH the pregnancies, Have their gorgeous lil' boys and.....wow...amazing mommies!

These two will be greatly missed.

Oh Yes! Hi Antique!! Ha! Ha! My boss always called our office manager this...she's pictured on the left! :)

But it was a great run and off to my next adventure!! Yeee-haw!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

.6.9.09.."Yip. It got the Best of Me..."


So, as I've explained this to my friends that I have told this story to...
My OCD got the best of me this weekend.

I felt the uncontrollable need to clean the shower.as I was in it.stupid idea.
So, I'm dumping this ol' shampoo down the drain..la de da.....
Then, I get to the conditioner.
Ladies, we use this stuff, why? Because it de- tangles and smooths. And slick as snot, in the shower.
So, as I'm dumping this. I get some splattered on the faucet.
BEFORE my brain could speak to my leg, "hey, this is a bad idea if you go one-legged in this slick as snot area!" but, before I even thought.. .. I had my one leg up and then all of a sudden!
I could see both my feet perfectly aligned in front of me.in the air. not a good place to be.
I hit so hard...my husband came running in! He pulled back to shower curtain and sees his wife in a catatonic state. I was just sitting there rocking back and forth holding the back of my head. Laughing and crying at the same time. Because I was so stupid and did such a dumb thing. It wasn't worth the tears of pain. Only the tears of laughter. But I did a mixture of crying/laughter...but with no tears! Lol!!
I had one of those stupid claw clips in my hair, to keep my hair up. And it jammed in the back of my head. Ouch! I didn't deserve that. That wasn't right.

I had the worse headache ALL day.

So, as I'm rocking back and forth and the Mr. realizes I'm okay.
He says.." Babeeee, you gonna blog about this, huh?"
In a very meek and pitiful voice I said, "Yeah....."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

6.9.09.."New Follower!"

Okay Ladies!
I've convinced my real good friend to Blog! I've talked it up and told her all about you wonderful ladies!!

I don't know how to put her blog address on her and have a direct link, like ya all do!
But if you go to my followers list and go to "jenny_booth21"{Jen-nae"is her nickname. This is from the "Forrest Gump" movie...it has stuck since...alot of people call her this!!}

You won't be disappointed! She's so sweet and a VIRGIN BLOGGER!!!!! ....Yes. I know!
She will soon be addicted like the rest of us...:)
Toodles, Jody
oxoxoox

.6.9.09.." Weekend Recap!! Phew!..."


I got the great chance to see my older brother {on the left}....with our busy lives..it's hard to catch up! My niece's husband{ on the right}...what would he be to me. Besides..family? Name for it?

My Little sis, with her new man in her life... he's a very nice young man and treats my sister like a princess :) I approve...

My two good friends came over to my sisters house with me {one on each side of me...} and my sweet older sister! Yay!!! It was so nice to see her :)

Now, this is the reason for the "get-together"...My "Sweetie-of-a-sister"'s Birthday!! Yay!!
She turned to big FIVE - OOOOOOO!!!! :) She was a princess for the day..as far as I'm concerned, she's always a princess to me. I love you my Peg-A Leg!! :)

Started the wonderful day with a nice, relaxing crop with "The Girls". We scrapped and just relaxed. I don't think anybody got a lot done, but some.
I just wanted to be around them. I love and adore them so much. We've had some good times together. A lot of laughs!! I'm sure gonna miss them.
Thank you Anne for letting us hang out there for the day :)

And last, but not least!!!
Yay! I got to see an old friend of mine I haven't seen in years!! It was so nice to see him!
This is a great picture...cuz we all went to grade school together and in our graduation class. It was us three then too.
I really missed you Mr. T. It was great to see you!
Over all, a great weekend.

Toodles!
Jody
P.s..I'm wearing the same clothes...all this in ONE day...ummm....

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