Celebrating Women...for the Real World
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 A Martha Moment

Of course both families got together for the holiday. Not necessarily for the holiday but to help Sheri and James get their house ready for the market. Sheri knows she just has to call Big G and say "I'll make you some brownies" and he is there with bells on.

The Assignments:

James: Painted the bathroom:

Sheri: Cleaned and cooked (her OCD really helps with the cleaning, I was impressed...not to mention she is a faboulous cook and we all know about her margaritas). We would have taken a picture of the kabobs after they were cooked...but we ate them before we remembered to get out the camera:

Pantry Before

Pantry After

Can you believe this woman's pantry? I actually used to have my cans all lined up, catagorized and stacked untill I saw the movie "Sleeping with the enemy". After that, forget it!

Big G: Changed out the faucet in the powder room.

SuZan: Camofauged the torn wallpaper with paint and glaze.

(don't tell Sheri but I was shocked about how well it turned out)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 I Survived.....well, almost

I just got back from my appointment with hunky trainer Antonio. If he would have said "just give me six more" one more time; I was going to have to hurt him.

As if little 5'3" me could do that....Bwahahahaha!

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Monday, May 29, 2006 A Little Update!

This is almost a drunken post...

We both agree that the margaritas were much better this time compared to the ones we made with found ingredients (those were just plain bad!).

2 of us are still loosing weight.
1 of us has got her house on the market (anyone interested in moving to Cypress?).
1 of us has a second interview (keep sending good vibes).
1 of us can't spell for sh*t.
2 of us are to meet with hunky trainer "Antonio" (see Carrie we've got ours)
1 of us is having a birthday this week (20 ummmmm ????)
1 of us is off for the summer.
1 of us is ready to send hubby and son off to camp (for a week....oh yeah baby!)
1 of us had couscous for the first time (interesting...but I do like to know what I'm eating).
2 of us are thinking about podcasting again....stay tuned!
2 of us have awsome husbands.

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Happy Memorial Day!

"Yesterday, the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that those United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.

John Adams
Letter to Mrs. Adams, July 3, 1776

Thank You Veterans

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Friday, May 26, 2006 Stuff Portrait Friday!

Auschwitz…The lovely Kristine over at Random & Odd has challenged us again. Our assignment this week is to take pictures of:

1. Your suitcase/s or travel bag.
2. Your ground.
3. Something you are powerless to.

The only thing exciting about my suitcase is the fact that I will be using it to go and see the Dallas B*tches for the next Blogger Blowout this fall.


Hmmmmmm…well I thought that I could just go outside and take a quick picture but it is late Thursday night, G2 is out on a date and I’m just waiting for him to get home. With my luck, I would be outside (in my pj’s) on the ground taking the picture and he would drive up. “No son, your mother is not insane….really!” So this is my ground, inside...and yes we haven't finished the baseboards yet.


OK…forget the bad driving practice here. Yes, I was driving and saw this dust devil on the way home from one of my schools (uh this time next year this area is ear marked for 20,000 new homes); I quickly pulled out the camera and took a picture. I won’t even tell you how fast I was driving. As we all know, we are powerless against Nature.

Did you play?

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Thursday, May 25, 2006 I Feel A Little Song Coming On!

Finally up for air from the sea of paperwork. During the realization that I'm finished and as I start walking out of our office...a little tune starts ringing in my ear. I never thought I would think about it again after I graduated High School. I have learned that summer break is not for the kids, it is us friggin adults who need the time off!

Well we got no choice
all the girls and boys
Makin' all that noise cause they found new toys.
Oh we can't salute ya
can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya
that's a drag.

School's out for summer
school's out forever
School's been blown to pieces.

No more pencils
no more books
No more teacher's dirty looks.

Well we got no class and we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We won't even think of a word that rhymes.

School's out for summer
school's out forever
school's been blown to pieces.

No more pencils
no more books
No more teacher's dirty looks.

Out for summer
out till fall
We might not come back at all.

School's out forever
school's out for summer
School's out
spring fever

school's out completely

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Children & Discipline

~ Tough Love vs. Spanking ~
(a psychological conundrum)

Most of America's populace think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of "those moments." One that I found effective is for me to just take the child for a car ride and talk. They usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our car ride together. I've included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique.

For the record, this is a JOKE! This is NOT my child. If you can see the speed limit sign in the back, it shows the driver to be going 99 MPH. I would have at least made it an even 100!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006 School's Out For Summer....Uh Huh!

Yes! It's the last day of school. I think my favorite days during the school year are the first day of the school year, the day before Christmas break, and the last day! I feel such a sense of accomplishment on that last day. I look forward to the break of waking up sleepy heads, the breakfast rush, car pools, projects, homework, social schedules that need mom for transportation, emotional breakdowns due to whatever, etc., etc., etc.

Along those same lines, my daughter (15) didn't have to go to school today because she was done with finals. Last night when I told her I was going to bed she said "so, what am I supposed to do tomorrow since you have to work?" Then she got mad because no one would be here to transport her or entertain her! She said she can't wait for summer school to start on June 5th (she's taking extra classes so she can take college courses her senior year)! I comment often as to her being "A chip off the old block" and like me in so many ways. This ain't one of them!

My boys on the other hand-they're planning to sleep to 12:00, then eat, then take a nap, then eat again! Maybe hang out with their friends, then go to sleep and start the cycle all over.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006 Tickle Tuesday

It's not Monday, it's not Wednesday, so it must be "Tickle Tuesday".

Quick update first. Thanks to you all for your "vibes" for the new job. They said they would be making a decision this week. I've already sent my "thank you" email. I plan on sending a "just in case you have any questions you can contact me at" email tomorrow.

On another note, remember the picture of SuZan's toe that she posted over the weekend? You don't? Scroll down a short way and you'll see it. Go ahead, I'll wait. Yeah, looks bad. I guess my toe/foot felt a little jealous. Last night (at midnight) I was cleaning the tile floor and base boards in the powder room that my awesome husband painted yesterday. I had the door closed cleaning behind it. I got up and, as I was opening the door, I slipped on a wet spot. My foot went under the door WHILE I WAS OPENING IT!!. Needless to say, a few choice words and a bit of hopping around was done. Now tender foot here didn't think that the throbbing pain was sufficient enough for me to whine and complain about. This morning, as I'm walking through the garage to get into the car, I pick up a HUGE garbage bag that was blocking my path. Did I see the wine bottle (full) that was laying precariously on top? No! Wine bottle falls, crashing on bad foot, and breaks open! Nice red wine now oozing over feet, and all over the garage floor of the house we're trying to sell! Yeah. Amazingly enough, no wine splashed on my khaki linen pants! However, the odor that is emanating from my feet has seemed to cause a few people to look at me funny. Gees! I scraped the glass from under the back tire while hopping on one foot. Remember the wine that didn't get on my pants? Well, one of the things I was carrying was a Tupperware container of fresh strawberries and melon that I cut this morning. I threw it on my car seat while hopping around to clean up the mess. Moved bowl, sat down and drove to work. I guess I couldn't smell the strawberry smell over the wine smell and didn't realize until I got to work and someone asked what was all over my ass that juice trickled out of said bowl, onto seat which dumb ass here sat in! You really just have to laugh sometimes.

If you're not laughing yet, read on for the REAL "Tickle Tuesday" post! Enjoy!

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns to the ostrich, "What's yours?"I'll have the same," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order. "That will be $9.40 please," and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke."The ostrich says, "I'll have the same." Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again. "The usual?" asks the waitress."

"No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad," says the man.

"Same," says the ostrich."

Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, "That will be $32.62."

Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table. The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. "Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?"

"Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there."

"That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!"

"That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there," says the man.

The waitress asks, "What's with the ostrich?"

The man sighs, pauses and answers, "My second wish was for a tall chick with a big butt and long legs who agrees with everything I say."

Update of wine saga: Hubby just emailed and said, as he was cleaning up the wine, he got attacked and stung by bees that made a nest in the hose thingy. Poor guy! He is so sweet! Instead of getting really mad all he said is "don't put any more full bottles of wine in the trash". What a guy!

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Monday, May 22, 2006 Hey Blogging Buddies-Good New Job Vibes Needed

Sheri here. I don't share a lot of very personal information here as, well, its very personal. That being said, have you ever hit a time in your life when everything is "rocky"? You're afraid to plan and look forward because along the way you ALWAYS hit a stumbling block? Well, my family and I have had a few MAJOR stumbling blocks the last few years up to and including my husband losing his job. The day he was to start another job, I rushed him to ER and he ended up having open heart surgery. Now don't think I want anyone to feel sorry for me because I don't. It's been a hard and bumpy road, but we're coming along and are definitely stronger people morally and emotionally.

Blah, blah, blah. I do go on. The whole purpose of this post is to ask for your thoughts, prayers, and vibes. I interviewed for a job on Friday. Just for kicks, I recently updated my resume on Monster and this company saw it and contacted me. During the interview, I felt as I really needed someone to pinch me awake as I must have been dreaming. I think I even heard angels singing at one point during the interview when the gentleman I was meeting with said "we can set you up to work a few days from home so you won't have to commute in to the office." I shit you not! Those were his words!

Why would I consider a job change? I've hated my job since the day I started 4 years ago. I really don't want to go into detail-YET; but if I get this new job, there will be lots of interesting reading about the crazy people I currently work with and for. No, really. I think my boss eats kids and dogs and spits out their bones to use for toothpicks!

So again I ask, please send me your thoughts, prayers, vibes, whatever! Because I'm just a little afraid to think that something this good may actually come to fruition.

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Drowning In a Sea of Paper

Must get it done!

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Saturday, May 20, 2006 Things That Make You Go…..Duh!

Just Call Me Grace!
Have you ever stubbed your toe so hard it made you eyes water? I did this stunt three days ago……lovely! I swear that I saw stars. I guess the Bolshoi Ballet won’t be calling.

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Friday, May 19, 2006 Martha vs. Maxine

Martha vs. Maxine
So who are you like?

Martha's Way - Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

Maxine's Way - Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway!

Martha's Way - To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Maxine's Way - Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix, keep it in the pantry for up to a year.

Martha's Way - When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

Maxine's Way - Go to the bakery! They'll even decorate it for you.

Martha's Way - If you accidentally oversalt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix-me-up."

Maxine's Way - If you oversalt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad. Please recite with me the real woman's motto: "I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!"

Martha's Way - Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

Maxine's Way - Celery? Never heard of it!

Martha's Way - Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

Maxine's Way - The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust so I don't.

Martha's Way - Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

Maxine's Way - Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink!

Martha's Way - If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

Maxine's Way - Go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.

Martha's Way - Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

Maxine's Way - Leftover wine??????????? HELLO !!!!!!!

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Thursday, May 18, 2006 You Know Your Day Sucked When…


Sometimes things come in waves, and I guess yesterday was my day. The day was messed up right at the onset of wake up (a pretty traumatic time for me anyway) when Big G realized that he had locked his keys in his truck (no, I do not have a copy). So I had to fall out of bed (miss 30 minutes of sleep), and drive him to work (no coffee and hair not even brushed, I’m sure I was a site). Folks I am not a morning person and Big G had to tell me “there’s a stop light up there”, “be sure to turn left up here”, etc.

Then after I got back home I poured my liquid life to revive me and sat at the computer and…nothing…waited…and nothing. I turned the computer off and on and waited…the mouse wasn’t working! So I can’t check email, can’t post so I decide to deal with the mouse when I got home.

Off to school #6 that I usually go to on Thursdays but I have two ARDs there and a mandatory meeting in the afternoon with our boss for school assignments for the next year. One ARD just required paperwork and I did not have to attend (conflicted with afternoon meeting). But the ARD I did attend left me with a total horrible taste in my mouth. There was an advocate present with the father. I do not have a problem with that at all, as a matter of fact I personally would encourage it if the parent felt their child was not getting the services that they need in order to benefit from their education.

However, this Advocate totally offended me throughout the ARD. She would tell the father (in Spanish) “this is the time, are you satisfied with this time because it is nothing?” “You should say no because they don’t see him they just consult”. At this point she did not know that I am bilingual so I quickly chimed in to explain to the father (in Spanish) what a day looks like with both ARDed time and value added service time because what the advocate was telling the father was a lie, from that point on…the advocate never gave me eye contact when she would ask a question she would look at the teacher and not me. I would be talking and she would turn the back of her head to me and started whispering from that point on to the father. WTF! Who’s interest are we serving here? Though well intended, this lady HAS NEVER advocated in our school district, she has NEVER set foot in one of our classrooms to see how instruction is done and OTs roll in the whole mix.

I then had to leave the ARD to go to our meeting for school assignments for next year. Our boss, because of gas prices really wanted us to take a look and cluster our schools for next year. No problem, because I’m pretty much all over the District. After all the shake down all but two of us had our schools lined up. This other therapist and I were left with 2.5 days filled for next year. Now we can only guess how much time we are going to need in each school, with new ones opening plus adding about 10,000 kids to the schools each year, we just don’t know. Normally, I would say no problem we’ll come back to the table during the first six weeks and reshuffle next year but hell, I gave up practically every school I was at. After it is all said and done, I’m still going to have to drive, so the reason I gave up my schools with whom I have built a rapport with is…why?


At least the mouse problem was fixed…it only needed batteries…uggggggggg!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006 Another Post About Life With Teens

Here's a controversial topic-discussing sex and birth control with your teen. No, I'm not talking about the birds and bees. I'm talking "your teen has a steady boyfriend/girlfriend and you need to talk with them because it could be happening" sex talk.

I remember when I was a teen and facing this issue, I used to think "man, when I'm a mom and have teens, I'm going to make sure they are safe and if they choose to have sex, they will have birth control." Boy, has my thinking changed. I mean, if I say "be smart, protect yourself, etc. but don't MAKE SURE they have birth control," am I really helping? If I say "if your having sex, then you need to use birth control and I'm taking you to the doctor," am I giving them my permission? This is a real catch 22 here.

Now, step down off of your soap box if your thinking "I'm NEVER going to let my son/daughter have a boyfriend/girlfriend until they're 23." Reality check-what makes you think they need a boyfriend/girlfriend to have sex? These days, relationships aren't always the driving force behind a sexual encounter. You may think "I'll never let my child date or be alone with a boy." You think they need a house/bedroom to have sex? You may think "I drive my child to school and pick them up. They won't ever have an opportunity to get into a car and "do the deed". Yeah, do you know how many kids I see walk into school, wait for mom or dad to drive off, then WALK OUT OF THE SCHOOL INTO SOMEONE'S CAR?

So basically what I'm saying is, we can't escape the issue. How would you handle the situation if you sit down and "talk" with your teen and they say "Yes, mom. I am having or am thinking about having sex and would like to use birth control."

Note: This is all hypothetical at the moment. This issue has been on my mind as it is time to take my daughter for her physical. The doctor told me last year to be prepared. This is a topic that NEEDS to be discussed. I guess I'm preparing myself for the "what if she says she wants to use birth control" issue. I'm not saying she is. She is a great kid. A straight "A" student with excellent conduct and has colleges writing to her asking her to come check them out. But I think I'd be remiss in thinking "not my daughter." After all, my sister was a straight "A" student that was considered a genius. She however had no common sense. Birth control would have been a good thing for her. I believe if my mother would have faced the facts instead of denying them, my sister would be in a much better place right now.

Now think back to when you were a Jr. in high school. Were you, um, doing things your mother wouldn't have approved of? Were you using birth control? If you were, did your parents help you get it? If they didn't, did you wish they did?

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 Tickle Tuesday!

So that's what they mean!
(click on image for a larger few)

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Monday, May 15, 2006 Geez! Stop the Madness!

We hope everyone had a GREAT Mother's Day! We did!

So as not to bore you with a lot of details but give a quick update, here is a brief list of what's going on in our lives:

One of us is moving
Two of us lost several pounds this past week
Two of us bought family memberships to LA Fitness that opened this past Saturday (We're going to be soooo buff!)
One of us only has 8 days of school left before they are off for the summer (bitch)
Both of us have teenagers that just can't seem to find a job
One of us is CRAZY BUSY at the office

Last but not least - both of us really need a girls nights out!

Happy Monday!

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Sunday, May 14, 2006 Happy Mother's Day!

It takes a Mother's Love
to make a house a home,
A place to be remembered,
no matter where we roam.
It takes a Mother's Patience,
to bring a child up right,
And her Courage and her Cheerfulness
to make a dark day bright.
It takes a Mother's Thoughtfulness
to mend the heart's deep "hurts,"
And her Skill and her Endurance
to mend little socks and shirts.
It takes a Mother's Kindness
to forgive us when we err,
To sympathize in trouble
and bow her head in prayer.
It takes a Mother's Wisdom
to recognize our needs
And to give us reassurance
by her loving words and deeds.
It takes a Mother's Endless Faith,
her Confidence and Trust
To guide us through the pitfalls
of selfishness and lust.
And that is why in all this world
there could not be another
Who could fulfill God's purpose
as completely as a MOTHER!
Helen Steiner Rice

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Saturday, May 13, 2006 FINALLY!

Uploaded...because I can!
It has been a week since I have been able to upload pictures and leave comments on our friend’s blogs. The problems I was having were that every time I tried to upload a picture, blogger would tell me there were errors, file not uploaded…return to post. WTF! Don’t they know you HAVE to upload pictures if you are to play SPF? Then what made it worse was that when I visited our blog friends, if they had word verification, I couldn’t see the letters so I couldn't comment. There was just a little box with an “x”, and that was it.

Well, we had been using Norton Utilities for our virus scanning needs and it just expired. I had decided because of various problems in the past that I was changing to McAfee, so it was off to the store for the purchase. Wouldn’t you know after I installed it etc. etc. etc. we had 9 friggin viruses on our system. It still didn’t fix my blogging problem until it hit me to do a system restore (Duh!).

So life as I know it…is back to normal…whew!

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Friday, May 12, 2006 Happy Friday!


Listen up! If you don't laugh out loud at this one, call the morgue and reserve a tray, because you are dead.

Always wear clean underwear in public, especially when working under your vehicle...

From the Northwest Florida Daily News comes this story of a Crestview couple who drove their car to Wal-Mart, only to have their car break down in the parking lot. The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the car in the lot. The wife returned later to see a small group of people near the car. On closer inspection, she saw a pair of male legs protruding from under the chassis. Although the man was in shorts, his lack of underpants turned private parts into glaringly public ones. Unable to stand the embarrassment, she dutifully stepped forward, quickly put her hand UP his shorts, and tucked everything back into place. On regaining her feet, she looked across the hood and found herself staring at her husband who was standing idly by. The mechanic, however, had to have three stitches in his forehead!

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Thursday, May 11, 2006 To My Other Mother

To Phyillis
You are the other mother I received
the day I wed you son,
and I just want to thank you, mom,
for the loving things you've done.
You've given me a gracious man
with whom I share my life.
You are his lovely Mother
and I his lucky wife.
You used to pat his little head
and now I hold his hand,
you raised in love a little boy,
and then gave me the Man.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Celebrating Women's May Blog Pick of the Month

Celebrating Women's

May Blog Pick of the Month


I Miei Pensieri

It’s My Kitchen and I’ll Throw Knives if I Want to

Our blog pick for this month is the lovely Christie. When we started blogging about a year ago, Christie’s blog was one of the first ones we stumbled upon. We love her spirit and her “take no prisoners” attitude. What is special is that we picked her for the month of May and she is FINALLY going to be a mom!

Congratulations Christie…we are so excited for you!

We have always said that Christie would be a blast at a party as she really has a quirky sense of humor matched only by her candor. If you don’t like what she says in her blog or the topics she writes about, then don’t go to her blog. She is always honest and says what is on her mind.

She almost always participates in TMI Tuesday; WBW; and SPF; but she also hosts the “Really Fucking Stupid Blog Awards” (umm…to which Sheri has been nominated).

So go over and say hello to Christie and help us celebrate:

Celebrating Women’s
May 2006
Blog Pick of the Month

Sorry about the quality of the upload...blogger is giving us fits and we had to upload using flicker and enlarge.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006 Tickle Tuesday!

Tickle Tuesday
This is hillarious…enjoy!

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Monday, May 08, 2006 Waste Of Space Monday!

Waste Of Space Monday

Blogger is being it's uaual self and won't let me upload anything.

Waste of space Monday is brought to you by Tammy over at Rant & Ravin' Haven where we point out people who are a total "waste of space":

For my very first submission, I heard about this story Friday and was floored! Meet Samson Shelton, age 26. He is a high school teacher in Belleville, Ill., and was arrested and charged with breaking the neck of a 17-year-old student and then leaving her to die in the woods.

She survived in the woods for 30 hours before she was found. The story continues stating that they had a relationship.

You just wouldn't expect these things to happen...scary!

Click here for the rest of the story.

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Sunday, May 07, 2006 Stuff Portrait Friday!

The lovely Kristine over at Random & Odd, wants to make us “think” this week because she loves to hear us whine! So, here is our assignment; we are to post pictures of:

1. Body of Water - think big or small…it’s up to you.

2. Something with Flavor - yes, another wide open one

3. Plant your Ass - where you park it…


I must be in a strange mood because I just had to do it! I wonder if anyone else will take a picture of the body of water in the toilet.


I know I’m cheating but I couldn’t resist. Kristine said that we had to take a picture of something with flavor and she didn’t say that it had to have a good flavor. So I present to you (again) peach iced tea margaritas.


Yes during the day the pillows are fluffed and put into place; but at night I like to curl up or taylor sit on this corner of the couch (so you see Kami, they are not in place all the time). So what did you come up with?

Did you play?

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Thursday, May 04, 2006 How Not to Make a Margarita...

After a rough week, we decided to get together and partake in Margaritas. Sheri has an awsome recipe for Weight Watchers Margaritas that is pretty good. It consists of using Fresca and Crystal light with the tequila.

We start preparing our liquid relaxation and wouldn't you know there was no Crystal Light to be found in the house. Now Sheri is a great cook, and always tells me how you can start with a recipe and add to it for a different taste or twist; soooooooooo inspired by her, we find some peach iced tea and I talk her into using it for the margaritas. This is what we ended up with:

All I can say is that they were just awful! Sheri thought they were so bad that she resorted to this:

I was the brave one. I tried to tell her that you couldn't approach the concoction thinking "margarita" because that was just gross. I did manage to drink one and the way Sheri traditionally makes margaritas, after half a glass you can't taste anything anyway.

So I guess the lesson to the story is MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS and don't use peach iced tea in a margarita.

Posted by Sheri & SuZan :: 6:27 AM :: 8 comments

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006 Way Back Wednesday

Because Blogger was being an ASS last night, I couldn't finish my post! So, I'll leave you with a quickie. Enjoy!

International Symbol of Marriage

Posted by Sheri & SuZan :: 8:12 AM :: 6 comments

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006 Tickle Tuesday

Since it ain't Friday yet, and it ain't Hump Day; it must be Tickle Tuesday!

Conversation in heaven... Two women meet in heaven

1st woman:Hi! My name is Wanda.
2nd woman: Hi! I'm Sylvia. How'd you die?
1st woman: I froze to death.
2nd woman: How horrible!
1st woman: It wasn't so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?
2nd woman: I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But instead found him all by himself in the den watching TV.
1st woman: So, what happened?
2nd woman: I was so sure there was another woman there some- where that I started running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.
1st woman: Too bad you didn't look in the freezer-------we'd both still be alive!

And finally.......How to tell the sex of a bird

Posted by Sheri & SuZan :: 9:05 AM :: 7 comments

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Monday, May 01, 2006 Can You Believe This?



Police officers working with the DARE program have issued this Warning:

If you are driving after dark and see and on-coming car with no headlights on, DO NOT FLASH YOUR LIGHTS AT THEM! This is a common Bloods member "initiation game" that goes like this:

The new gang member under initiation drives along with no headlights, and the first car to flash their headlights at him is now his "target". He is now required to turn around and chase that car, then shoot and kill every individual in the vehicle in order to complete his initiation requirements. Police Depts across the nation are being warned. Their intent is to have all the new bloods nationwide drive around on Friday and Saturday nights with their headlights off. In order to be accepted into the gang, they have to shoot and kill all individuals in the first auto that does a courtesy flash to warn them that their lights are off.

Make sure you share this information with all the drivers in your family!

Posted by Sheri & SuZan :: 6:34 AM :: 6 comments

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