Celebrating Women...for the Real World
Monday, October 31, 2005 Top Ten Reasons Trick-Or-Treating is Better Than Sex

10. Guaranteed to get at least a little something in the sack.
9. If you get tired, wait 10 minutes and go at it again.
8. The uglier you look, the easier it is to get some.
7. You don't have to compliment the person who gave you candy.
6. It's OK when the person you're with fantasizes you're someone else, because you ARE someone else.
5. 40 years from now, you'll still enjoy candy.
4. If you don't get what you want, you can always go next door.
3. Doesn't matter if kids hear you moaning and groaning.
2. Less guilt the next morning.

And the Number 1 Reason Trick-Or-Treating is Better Than Sex...

You can "do" the whole neighborhood!!!

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Do You Have Dementia?

Below are four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK?

Let's find out just how clever you really are.

Ready? GO!!!

First Question:

You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

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Answer:

If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!


(Try not to screw up in the next question.)


To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question.

Second Question:

If you overtake the last person, then you are...?


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Answer:

If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST Person?


(You're not very good at this, are you?)

Third Question:


Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it. Ready? Go!


Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total?


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Answer:


Did you get 5000?

The correct answer is actually 4100. Don't believe it? Check with your calculator! Today is definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question right!


Fourth Question:


Mary's father has five daughters:

1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono.


What is the name of the fifth daughter?



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Answer:


Did you answer, Nunu? Well, that's wrong!


Her name is Mary. (Read the question again!)


Okay, now the bonus round.



There is a mute person who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he successfully expresses himself to the clerk, and the purchase is completed.


Now, a blind man wishes to buy a comb. How should he express himself?


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Answer:


If you answered: He points to his head, and imitates the action of combing ones hair..then you are wrong!


He just has to open his mouth and ask the clerk! He is blind, not mute!

These questions were so simple, but you really cant think logically can you?


KEEP THIS GOING TO FRUSTRATE THE SO-CALLED SMART PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE!

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We Must Have Our Standards!


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Sunday, October 30, 2005 My New Toy!


I love the new toy the guys gave me for my Birthday. It's a Pentax Optio camara (6 mp...can you say...wow). It takes great pictures and I love the small size of this camara because it fits so nice in my purse, and check out the size of the screen so you can actually see the picture you are taking.

Yesterday I tried it out at the varsity football game:

Here, G-2 is with the Announcer at his "non-paying job". Can you believe his dad and I went up to take this picture and they let G-2 in and kicked us out. I don't know who took this picture, probably the policeman that made us leave.


Here we have Sheri's son at work also (LOL). I loved how this picture turned out, it just captures "Michael" and his charm so well. Ya'll have to remember, I've known this young man since first grade, he's like my own.

Here we have Texas High School Football. Actually G-2 took this picture from up in the annoucer's booth. He says "It is the best seat in the house".


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Saturday, October 29, 2005 Rude, Crude, & Socially Unacceptable!


Ok now, I am so relieved that I’m not the only sicko out there. But I can be obnoxious today because it’s my birthday! Yes it is the last damn year I can say that I am in my early 40’s. I get a chuckle when I read about all of you young moms and poo because for a moment I think…”Thank God I’m done with that!” Then reality kicks in and I think WTF, I work in the schools….I have had to deal with poo, I’ve been peed on, and not to mention the times that I have been slimed. I do have my limitations however, when the sweet darlings emesis I yell for “MAINTANANCE” because I would have to be sharing the trash can with them if I have to deal with it.

Anyway, back to the Birthday. The boys are at a Scouting thingy this morning, then it will be off to the football game to watch Sheri’s son play and my son spot for the announcer, followed by hopefully a nice dinner (yes I shut down the kitchen the weekend of my birthday…you can’t change tradition). The guys gave me a new camera and I love it! I’ll get pictures tonight and hopefully I won’t destroy this one because my track record with cameras isn’t’ too good.

Wow, what do you know, in one post I have covered birthdays, poo, pee, slime and barf. That has got to be some sort of record.

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Friday, October 28, 2005 Have you been "Ghosted"



HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
I found this at "This Full House" and thought this would be fun. If you are one of the "victims" of my "Ghosting" here are the rules. If I didn't "Ghost" you, you can still play. What a fun, calorie-less way to celebrate!
Want to play a game?

The rules are easy -- on all things chocolatey and filled with caramel -- I swear!

(1) Now it's your turn to "ghost" two other bloggers.
(2) Stop by their blogs and leave a comment on their latest post saying, "You've Just Been Ghosted -- Come Over And Grab A Puking Pumpkin!"
(3) Copy and paste the puking pumpkin somewhere on your blog (either in a post or on your sidebar, perhaps) so that everyone can see that you have been "ghosted" and will not "ghost" you again. This will also let you know who you can "ghost."
(4) Link to this post (or a post of your own) for directions, grab the puking pumpkin and go "ghost" 2 bloggers on your sidebar (preferably, somewhere you haven't commented in a while or a blog you've never commented before or new to the blogosphere) an<

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It's Friday!!

TGIF in the biggest way!

Here's a little thought for the day. One day I was sitting in an employee meeting and some of the employees were complaining about stuff-not anything specific-just stuff. One employee said something to the affect of "I think I'm going to check other pastures to see if the grass is any greener." One of the managers responded, "Well, the grass might be a little greener here if you watered it more and cut down on the fertilizer!"

I thought that response was a classic. If you think about it, it holds a lot of truth. Sitting and complaining about what you don't have while watching your neighbor work toward reaching their goal (green grass) gets you no where. You have to get up and DO something about the situation! Sometimes going in a different direction (job change, living situation, a move to a different city) is the answer. On other occasions, sitting back and assessing what we already have and making a few minor changes to make the most of what we already have is the answer.

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, October 27, 2005 For Procrastinators


I have to add, the teenager’s philosophy:
“Why do today, what you can put off till tomorrow”.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005 A Chronicle of My Mobile computing Experience

So its been a while- OK, a llloooonnnnngggg while since I've written about my Tablet PC and how I am incorporating its use into my daily routine. You might be thinking "this is not a big deal". Oh, how wrong you are, my friends.

A little history. First, this is my husband, a true computer geek who gets frustrated when I refer to computer peripherals as "that thingy", no further explanation needed. Second, I am a computer tard (that's short for retard). My only computer experience has been self taught. I'll never forget the first time I had to work on a computer (doing a lotus spread sheet non-the-less). I was TERRIFIED. No, not scared, TERR-I-FIED! I was afraid to turn the damn thing on let alone work on it! Luckily, I entered into my "mommy" stage. I stayed home for 5 years with those rug rats. No computer experience was required, of course I wish they had a button I could push to put them in "sleep mode", or reboot when they start acting flaky. Then, that fated day came and it was time to re-enter the work force. I was more than qualified to do the job I was interviewing for. The one drawback-I was not computer literate. Of course, leave it to my wit & charm to come up with the following answer when the interviewer expressed concern about my lack of computer knowledge. My response was "well, are all of the keys in the same spot on the keyboard as they are on the typewriter?" Interviewer answers "yes". Then I say, "Well, as far as I know 2 + 2 still equals 4-that hasn't changed (it was for a bookkeeping position). You tell me the keyboard of a computer is identical to a typewriter, another plus. If you think about it, I didn't have any motherhood experience and I have managed to keep my little darlings alive and kicking. That should be a good indication of my willingness to learn new things. So, exactly what are your concerns?" His answer-"You're hired. I like your spunk!"

Back to my Tablet experience. I'll start by saying that using my tablet has been quite liberating. I can sit anywhere in my house (including "the man chair" which is now in high demand) & work on my computer. When our internet is working (see my husband's post about Time Warner), I can get on-line and take care of business from anywhere in the house or on the patio (this includes the crapper folks!). A little TMI perhaps, but I want you to really understand the full benefits of my new friend. Suffice it to say, I am really enjoying the flexibility and freedom I've experienced.

I haven't ventured outside of the house with my handy little gizmo. This makes me feel like I am not using my tablet to its fullest potential. You know, it's like the Cadillac your grandparents bought but only drove down the street to Church on Sundays when it wasn't raining. However, I'm making a concerted effort to change. As a matter of fact, I'm writing this post using the inking feature (I will figure out how to insert a picture of inking some time soon) while sitting in my living room on my comfy sofa watching the Astros (don't go there).

As I've stated before, I am really good at starting posts, just not at ending them. That being said, in an effort not to bore you, I'll write more later. For now, I'm pretty proud of what I was able to do thus far. Check back soon!

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Ice Swipe Challange

Ok all...it is time to test your artistic ability. This test really is easy, and tests your acuracy rather than talent. Try it out, I think you will be surprised at the results, I know I was.

http://www.coorslight.com/iceswipe/

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005 What Does Dr. Suess Know About Aging?
























30 Years Difference:

1973: Long hair 2003: Longing for hair
1973: KEG 2003: EKG
1973: Acid rock 2003: Acid reflux
1973: Moving to California because it's cool 2003: Moving to California because it's warm
1973: Trying to look like Liz Taylor 2003: Trying NOT to look like Liz Taylor
1973: Seeds and stems 2003: Roughage
1973: Hoping for a BMW 2003: Hoping for a BM
1973: The Grateful Dead 2003: Dr. Kevorkian
1973: Going to a new, hip joint 2003: Receiving a new hip joint
1973: Rolling Stones 2003: Kidney Stones
1973: Passing the drivers' test 2003: Passing the vision test

Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1987 . They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic. The CD was introduced the year they were born. They have always had an answering machine. They have always had cable. They cannot fathom not having a remote control. Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are. They don't know who Mork was or where he was from. They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane Boss, de plane". They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is. McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers. They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Do you feel old yet? (Sorry). Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading.


Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate

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Rosa Parks Dies

Rosa Parks died yesterday evening at 92. She is known for being “The mother of the civil rights movement” when she refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Her arrest triggered a 381-day boycott of the bus system organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who later earned the Nobel Peace Prize for his work.

History remembers her efforts benefiting and advancing African Americans. Here at Celebrating Women we also recognize her as an exceptional woman who also helped pave the way for all women. Her actions were extaordinarily brave in our real world.

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Go Nutz Shopping!


Got my goodies in yesterday...WOOT WOOT, damn I love shopping (as she gains control of herself). I've already started my Chritmas shopping and now Kel goes and adds more stuff! (Big-G says thanks a lot).

I'm happy with the products; the shopping was easy and everything was packed up really well. I'm also real happy that everything came in it's own box, which makes wrapping them so much easier. I got a topiery for a friend (but I may keep it now because it matches my house...hehe) the flash made it look pink, but it is actually burgandy; a puzzle for one of my younger nephews; spa set for a friend (not Sheri...she will be reading this..LOL); and another bath set for one of our nieces. Shopping online is so cool!


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Monday, October 24, 2005 We Have Been Tagged!

Christie tagged us, so here we go!

SuZan

7 things I want to do before I die:

1. Go to Spain
2. Finish remodeling my home
3. Learn another language (Russian)
4. Be a part of building a Habitat for Humanity Home
5. Write a book
6. Experience a White Christmas
7. Take up ceramics as a hobby

7 things I cannot do:

1. Bake bread (it’s a long story)
2. Play poker (effectively)
3. Use a pattern when attempting to sew
4. Read instructions
5. Cook a meal where everything is done at the same time
6. Change a tire
7. Keep live plants......alive!

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex:

1. Gorgeous eyes (the windows to the soul)
2. Sense of Humor (oh a total must)
3. Intelligence (He must have a brain and be able to talk about various subjects)
4. Red heads :)
5. Did I mention a sense of humor?
6. A man who enjoys giving back to the community as much as I do.
7. Not to copy Christie but... Big-G's butt!

7 things that I say most often:

1. “That’s right”
2. “If wishes were horses then beggars would ride” (my son hates this)
3. “I don’t give a rat’s ass” (well, we all have our moments)
4. “Have you seen my………….?”
5. "OMG...I over slept"
6. "I love you!" (to Big-G as often as possible)
7. "Do you have homework?" and/or "Have you studied?" (to G-2)

7 celebrity crushes:

1. Mel Gibson
2. Dennis Quaid
3. Antonio Banderas
4. James Denton
5. Hugh Jackman
6. William Peterson
7. Russell Crowe


Sheri

7 things I want to do before I die:

1. Go snorkeling
2. Visit England
3. Go on a guilt-free shopping spree
4. Retire
5. Attend my kids graduation-FROM COLLEGE
6. Attend my children's wedding
7. Become a grandmother

7 things I cannot do:

1. Sew
2. Draw
3. Sing
4. Drive an 18 wheeler
5. Fix the damn hole in my ceiling (that now has a friend)
6. Anything handy around the house (I mean ANYTHING)
7. Fix anything on a motor vehicle

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex: (MY husband has ALL of these qualities)

1. Smell
2. Wit & Charm
3. Confidence
4. Intelligence
5. Respect for the opposite sex
6. Smile
7. A well-groomed appearance (I'm a sucker for a suit)

7 things that I say most often:

1. Duh
2. Doh
3. Oh, shit
4. Fuck
5. You betcha
6. Damn
7. Holy Guacamole

7 celebrity crushes: (This is a hard one)

1. James Denton
2. Matthew McConaughey
3. Vince Vaughn
4. My husband
5. Mel Gibson
6. My husband
7. Hugh Grant

AND...

7 people we want to see play!

1. Anyone
2. Who
3. Hasn't
4. Already
5. Been
6. Tagged!
7. Doh!

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The Shortest Measure of Time!


I have now discovered the shortest measure of time! Yes, that's right, if you ever wondered what the shortest measure was?....well look no more!

The shortest measure is:

The time it takes the 16 year old boy to grab the car keys and back out of the driveway when you ask him to run an arrend for you for the first time (his first solo).

Yep....that is it...call Gueniss

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Sunday, October 23, 2005 Getting Ready For Christmas

During recent visits with family and friends, I've noticed similar reactions when you bring up the subject of the holidays. For instance, for Thanksgiving one family member stated that they were going to visit another who lost both her son and husband in one year and has been a bit down in the dumps. The thought was, it would be more fun to visit with a family member in mourning than to spend it with another family member and that part of the family. Then the subject of Christmas came up. It was met with a unison sound of groans amongst all. I complained of not looking forward to getting out the decorations and then putting them away (I actually had a dream that I was putting them away but couldn't remember getting them out). Then of course was the issue of finances. How much is wasted on needless stuff that would be forgotten. Of course, not only is there concern about wastefulness, but also the concern of having enough to buy what everyone wants! Finally, the topic of family visits and the dread associated with that.

Has society in general lost the true meaning of Christmas? How did something that was so magical when we were kids become something dreaded as adults?

Is anyone else experiencing the dread of the approaching holidays?

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So Tell Me How You Really Feel?

So now it’s Sunday. Honestly, I’m sort of in piss-poor mood. Big-G is pretty sick; G-2 is almost well and myself? Hell, when do we get to stop? With sinus stuff in one hand and mydol in the other…we march on.

Our ‘Stros lost last night (sniff, sniff); the house is a mess (not really but it’s not like I like to keep it). G-2 told me last night he would wash the dishes and you can guess what I saw this morning…all the damn dirty dishes. The princess cat really thinks she is royalty; if her litter box isn’t clean to her satisfaction, she takes a dump right out side of it…ugggggggg! I must thank her for the lovely gift she left me this morning! The lizard, well he’s just plain ugly!

Ok, Ok…..enough ranting. I tell myself when I’m in this sort of mood, and take the time to b*ch, that I must end with one positive. Thinking……….thinking…………still thinking……
I’ll get back to you on this one.

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Friday, October 21, 2005 The Pot Has Been Found!


Y'all can quit looking for the "Pot at the End of the Rainbow" - it has been found.

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What Kind of Candy Are You?

Saw this at Jennifer's World and we couldn't resist! Have they made candy a food group yet?

Sheri

Gummy Bears


You may be smooshie and taste unnatural, but you're so darn cute.

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SuZan

OK now...this one didn't surprise me one bit LOL!

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups



Very popular, one of you is not enough.




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Thursday, October 20, 2005 What Religion is Your Bra?

A man walked into the ladies department of a Macy's and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, "I'd like to buy a bra for my wife." "What type of bra?" asked the clerk. "Type?" inquires the man, "There's more than one type?"

Look around," said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size, color and material imaginable. Actually, even with all of this variety, there are really only four types of bras to choose from. Relieved, the man asked about the types. The saleslady replied:

There are the Catholic, the Salvation Army, the Presbyterian, and the Baptist types. Which one would you prefer? Now totally befuddled, the man asked about the differences between them. The Saleslady responded, "It is all really quite simple...

The Catholic type supports the masses.
The Salvation Army type lifts the fallen,

The Presbyterian type keeps them staunch and upright, and
The Baptist makes mountains out of mole hills.


Have you ever wondered why A, B, C, D, DD, E, F, G, and H are the letters used to define bra sizes? If you have wondered why, but couldn't figure out what the letters stood for, it is about time you became informed!

{A} Almost Boobs...
{B} Barely there.
{C} Can't Complain!
{D} Dang!
{DD} Double dang!
{E} Enorm! ous!
{F} Fake.
{G} Get a Reduction.
{H} Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up !


**Sheri and I have a very good friend who currently lives in Germany. We all keep up via email and she frequently comes up with these funnies. She ended her email with the following:


They forgot the German bra.
Holtzemfromfloppen!


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Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Houston, We Have a Pennant!


WOW! The party is happening in Texas tonight as the Houston Astros win the NLCS for the first time in franchise history!

GO 'STROS

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Privacy Rights-Holy Smokes!

Now you can see anyone's drivers license on the internet, including your own, picture, address and all! Thanks Homeland Security! Privacy, where is our right to it? I definitely removed mine! I suggest you all do the same. Go to the website and check it out. Just enter your name, city and state to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "please remove"... This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement... http://www.license.shorturl.com/

Thanks "mom is nutz" for sharing this information. We need to do all we can to spread the word!

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Time for a little FUN!

Oh how fun is this?...

I stole this meme from Christie who stole it from Jen:

First you go to Google Image Search and look up the following categories. Post the first picture that comes up for each question. This really was fun...try it and let me know you did it too!


The name of the town where you grew up
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Mexico City, (OK...I sort of cheated as this was the 5th picture on the search) what is funny is that this picture is about 5 blocks from where I lived.

The name of the town where you live now

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Cypress

Your name

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LMAO.....Yea right!


Your grandmother’s name
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Ramelle. Hey I learned my Grandmother was named after a small town in France.


Your favorite food

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Oh yeah....Chocolate!

Your favorite drink

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Hmmmmmm.....Love the brew!

Your favorite song
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Imagine...I just love this song.


Your favorite smell

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I really enjoy the smell of honeysuckle.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2005 Tickle Tuesday!


How many of us have experienced this at least once in our life? Just thought a little levity was in order to start the morning. Have a great day!

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Monday, October 17, 2005 Is it the full moon?

As you read in SuZan's post below, she has been through the ringer this week. As I visit other blogs, I've noticed many of us are in the same boat. What is going on with us?

I've spent a lot of time analyzing this over the weekend. For me, it was a self evaluation more or less. I had to identify what has happened this past year, both positive and negative. I then analyzed the negative and pinpointed the areas that I have control over. Listed the things that I can do to change the situation. I visited the items over which I have no control and tried to accept them or learn from them (gosh-this is starting to sound more & more like the 10 step program). I'm glad I did this exercise because it made me realize and appreciate that, even though I have a few negative situations going on, I have a huge list of positives.

Another thing that was interesting to me was, several of the things I had on my "negative list" weren't really that negative. Maybe stagnant would be a better word. I'm kind of "stuck" in a few areas of my life. Why am I stuck. Fear! Fear of change, fear of failure, fear of losing control. Losing control? Yes, I'm afraid of certain things simply because I don't know the outcome. This mainly has to do with my children. Maybe some of you can relate to what I'm trying to say. When you are pregnant, or even before, you have this great plan of how your life will be with children, how you're going to raise those children, how the world will be, etc., etc. The first thing you figure out once you have children is-VERY LITTLE TURNS OUT THE WAY YOU PLAN IT! Sure, some of the stuff does. But, remember saying "My child will never do such and such." Then to our amazement, they not only do such and such, they do it bigger, louder, messier, well... you get the picture. My dream or vision was to have these great, well rounded children going off to college and then successful careers and a great family life. I feel that my children are great, well rounded children, but as they grow and change, I'm having to accept that their vision for their future may not exactly be the same as my vision! This is scary stuff here people! Especially for a control freak!

I could go on & on, but I have other things to take care of. I will share a few of the changes that I've made or am in the process of making. First, I've changed my hair style. I am no longer long & blond'ish. I am now short and brown'ish (my natural color). So far people have told me I look five years younger! Next on my list-a job change! Wow, I said it. Yes, I'm not happy where I am. Instead of sitting and complaining, I've decided to see what's out there and go for it!

I'm going to stop here so as not to overwhelm myself. You know, I'm pretty good at starting these posts, but I'm horrible at ending them. I'll end by saying to all my blogger buddies, have a great day and enjoy the positive things that are happening!

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Sunday, October 16, 2005 They Do Say It Comes In Threes

The past week has been very trying period here. Sheri pretty much had to carry the load as I have been worthless up until this weekend about blogging. First, in our own household, everyone is fine and well. But last weekend, we found out that two of our family members here in Houston, had to be hospitalized. One due to heart attack; and the other set off by postpartum depression. I won’t go into detail out of respect for them but the road to recovery is well on the way for both.
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Even though my husband is a native Houstonian, his Mother and all of her family are from New England. The next news we received is a worst case scenario about the flooding in Alstead, NH. His cousin and her husband refused to evacuate before the rains, and where their house and two-car garage once stood, is now a 12 foot gully. The house, garage and even slab are gone. Even though I had never met them, I feel deeply the pain that my husband and his mother are going through.

What has surprised me through all of this is my own body’s reaction. I have used every spare moment I have had to sleep. I even took a half a day off during the week and came home and went to sleep. I keep saying that I should be super-charged for at least a few months now but at least I’m feeling “normal” again. I good friend of mine sent me an email with some wonderful words to remind me what it is all about:


Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keep You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,

But Only God keeps You Going!

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Saturday, October 15, 2005 My Favorite Type of Housework!

Any one that knows me, knows that I am NOT a Domestic Diva (I proved that with my drain delima). As a matter of fact, I would rather work outside the home and hire a maid to clean, than do it myself. However there is a type of housework that I just LOVE to do.

This summer we had our air conditioner replaced, inside and out. When they put in the new thermostat, it didn’t cover the area of the old one. It has been bothering me so I decided it was time to address. I have practically retextured all wall surfaces in the house with joint compound. It’s cheap, it’s forgiving, and you can do so much with it.

So I started by filling in the area with the joint compound and let it dry. Now in the hallway I had lightly sanded the walls after I put on the texture but I got it on smooth enough to just go with it. After it dried, I just touched it up with the paint color and again let it dry.


And then comes the fun part, the faux finish (Big G just hates the word “faux”). I use a mocha colored glaze and wet my rag, put on a dab (hmmmm…..precise measurements), and then dab the rag since I am only doing a small patch.





Ta-Da…Patch is finished and you would never know that there was a patch job done.

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Now I Know What's Wrong!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only 1check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.
I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:

* The car isn't washed.
* The bills aren't paid.
* There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter.
* The flowers don't have enough water.
* There is still only 1 check in my check book.
* I can't find the remote.
* I can't find my glasses.
* And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.


Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.
LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC.



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Friday, October 14, 2005 And What Muppet Are You?

I saw this on Nancy's blog. I lurve the muppets! Check out our results!


Sheri-Yup-sounds like me!

SuZan - Yep I'm Kermit the frog too! However, I never dreamed that my hobbie would be sitting in the swamp playing banjo...LOL



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You are Kermit the Frog.
You are reliable, responsible and caring. And you
have a habit of waving your arms about
maniacally.

FAVORITE EXPRESSIONS:
"Hi ho!" "Yaaay!" and
"Sheesh!"
FAVORITE MOVIE:
"How Green Was My Mother"

LAST BOOK READ:
"Surfin' the Webfoot: A Frog's Guide to the
Internet"

HOBBIES:
Sitting in the swamp playing banjo.

QUOTE:
"Hmm, my banjo is wet."




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Update on Maggie


Thank you so much to those of you that posted her link on your blog, and/or sent her get well wishes. Here's an update: She had surgery Wednesday during which they removed part of her brain. The doctors have told the family that there is nothing more they can do for her surgically. She is doing well considering what she's been through. The family is staying very positive and praying for the best.

People who meet Maggie fall in love with her. The hospital shared her story with the media and guess what, she made the news in St. Louis. Click here for updates and pictures.

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Thursday, October 13, 2005 I need a dose of this!



I will not bore you with the details of my day since I look like this.



Let's just say that I would like to go home and take a double dose of this:



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WHAT A GORGEOUS WORLD!

Thank Our Maker for sharing:

Cherry blossoms in Japan
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Autumn in Germany




The beauty of Antarctica



View of Holland




Beauty of Tibet




Golden Maple Leaf




Edge of Glacier




Lavender Farm and Tree



Blue Sea



Mirror Lake



The Moon and Star on Earth



Comet (Make a wish)


The Purple Romance


The Beauty of the Desert


Breithorn Peak (Switzerland)


Deep Autumn


You only pass this way once...


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