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Monday, July 31, 2006 A Quick Update

Good Morning! It's Monday and, as usual, life is a little crazy for both of us. We thought we'd give you all a quick update and encourage you to check back later for more "interesting" banter (and pictures)

Here's what we've been up to:

So there you have it. All you never...ah, ever wanted to know about our schedules. Like I said, check back later!


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Friday, July 28, 2006 Stuff Portrait Friday!


Kristine over at Random And Odd has really challenged us with random and odd stuff. Our assignment for this week is to take pictures of:



-Something mean looking
-Your weapons
-Your hiding place




SOMETHING MEAN LOOKING
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G2’s pet Lewi looks pretty mean to me. See I was shaking when I took the picture getting that close to him (Kami, would Nic like a new pet?) I guess he was kind of cute when we first got him (8 years ago), but now at about 50 inches he is no longer cute just mean and ugly. Big G thinks he is a wonderful pet and I have no idea why.


MY WEAPONS

Well, I don’t really have any weapons but Big G LOVES knives/swords (I’ve told you before he thinks he is half Highlander). So I present some of his sharps. At the moment I don’t know where the other ones are, but you get the picture.


MY HIDING PLACE


OMG! Which one should I pick? I have several hiding places for junk umm I mean stuff. Well storage is always and issue so when Big G built these book shelves, I asked him to put doors on this portion of the bookcase, that way I have a hiding place for serving stuff, etc.



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Thursday, July 27, 2006 Random Stuff!

Don't have much today. I was going to write about the Andrea Yates verdict but Rusty and his mouth just piss me off.

I just heard on the Today Show that Metrosexual is out; Retrosexual is in, the return of the macho man. Lord help us!

I was wondering today if all of our rain the past two days has slowed down my internet cable. We are at turtle speed today.

That is all...for now!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Tag...We're It!

Better late than never! We were tagged last week by Teena over at "All About Me" so we are finally getting around to playing:


When did you first start blogging and why?

SuZan: Sheri made me do it!

Sheri: Well, my husband blogs, and I thought it was a cool concept and talked SuZan into being my "partner in crime". Glad we did.

What don't you talk about?

SuZan: My problems. I tend to keep to myself when something is wrong.

Sheri: Certain things concerning my kids. And money, don't talk about money. Unless it's about a great bargain I've found.

Are you and your blogging persona the same person?

SuZan: Yep ... what you see is what you get!

Sheri: Ditto

How do you use blogging to build friendships?

SuZan: Surprisingly this was not my intention. However, we have met some wonderful people and made new friends through via blogging.

Sheri: What SuZan said. Our intention was to have a service or information blog for women. Not just moms, but women. And talk about things that concern and affect women. Which, I guess we do. Wow-we've met a BUNCH of AWESOME peeps.

How would you describe your writing style?

SuZan: I guess I write like I think, haven’t really thought about it. (ok…there is a pun in there somewhere).

Sheri: Bad...very, very bad. My writing style is bad. I switch tenses, don't write complete sentences, etc., etc.

We’re taggin' ... (the Houston connection) Carrie, Karen, Shell, and Nicole

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006 Tickle Tuesday.....and other stuff.



Redneck Wiener Roasting!
Now admit it....unless you're a REDNECK,
You've never thought of such a BRILLIANT plan!
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The other stuff:


We got G2 off to Sam Houston State yesterday for a Journalism Camp. So I guess that makes us officially "DINKS" for the week (double income, no kids). He had signed up for Journalism I and applied to write for the school paper next year and he got the job. They moved him from Journalism I to Advanced Journalism so he will be the Sports Reporter next year.

He has taken some time off from his blog Sports Talk for the summer, but says he will be back in the swing of things in August. I think his blog helped him get the job on the paper because they don't take Journalism I students and he listed it in his essay. I had to laugh because on this trip (two High Schools) there are about 30 girls and four boys going. Big G says that those odds are awsome. I hope he is able to learn a few things of the journaistic persuasion.

As you see the picture was taken from afar. Do you think that Mom could whip out the camara while we were standing there? Oh hell no, I had to take it from my moving car and then crop the daylights out of it to even see the bus.

Teenagers!


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Monday, July 24, 2006 Waste of Space Monday





Tammy over and Rant & Ravin' Haven hosts this weekly event. We are to post something newsworthy that is really about something or someone that is basically "a waste of space". I don't have a news article because I really feel that all of the news this weekend was a "waste of space.....and time." I do, however, have an office classic. Here is an excerpt of my Friday.


B-the cough-er, sneezer came into my office this morning, as she does every morning to complain about C (the receptionist) and the “awful funk she’s wearing”. Translated, that means her perfume.

I told her this morning “Look B, there is nothing I can do about it. I can request that she not wear perfume, but we can’t dictate what people can and can not wear and I can’t send her home, write her up, or fire her for wearing perfume.”

B’s response “Well, then I’m just going to tell W (her boss) when he gets here.”

My response “W and I have talked extensively about this and he agrees that there isn’t anything we can do except request that she not wear it.”

B “Then I’m just going home. I’m calling W and telling him I’m going home because of her funk.”

Me – “let me know what he says”

Next page-W calls me and tells me to close my door.

W-“Sheri, what the Hell is going on?”

Me-“B can’t breathe and is going home because of C's “funk”.”

Long pause……………………………..

W – “What can I do? Why does everything that affects B always have to be a big deal? Why all the drama? Does she think the world revolves around her?”

Me – “Yes, and really, there is nothing you can do. We asked C not to wear perfume. We can’t enforce it.”

W-“Tell B to go ahead and go home. And this is on her time!”

Me – “Do you want to talk to B?”

W – “No. You go tell her. I’m on my way in.” Click.

Me – Ugh!

And now........for the rest of the story. I told B that W said to go ahead and go home. She started clearing her desk and turning off her computer. I then told her that W wanted to make sure she knew that this would either have to be a personal day or a vacation day. Guess what-she stayed. W called them both in to the conference room. They yelled, screamed, and said some pretty stupid stuff to each other.

Later in the day, someone made some microwave popcorn. Now, this isn't the first time anyone has made popcorn in the office. B starts wheezing and coughing and putting her head down on her desk. I ignore her. I figure she's an adult. If her allergies are that bad-she should live in a bubble, or have the proper medicine with her at all times. Someone walked by and said "What's wrong with you?" to which she replied that she was allergic to the smell of popcorn. I asked her how then she can go to the movie theater. She said that popcorn at the theater smells different. I told her that food allergies only affected people when they ingest the food. She got back to work. An hour later someone walked by her desk and yelled "B, B, are you OK?" She then said that the building people were exterminating and she's allergic to the poison.

Does anyone else smell something fishy? I mean, she was bound and determined to have a "reaction" from the moment she got into the office. Oh, and I know her husband was off from work and her father-in-law was in town.

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Friday, July 21, 2006 Stuff Portrait Friday!


Takin’ Names and Makin’ wishes

Stuff Unnoticed
Your Wish
Stuff Under your sink

Kristine said:

This is how this week works.Your ’stuff unnoticed’ is something you have that goes unnoticed even though it’s right there for the world to see. Or is it? Maybe it’s unnoticed because it’s a secret. You decide.

Your wish. I have a huge wish that I want to make for ‘my stuff’. Last week Tyler and Shaun replaced my door knob on the front door and PAINTED IT! It looks so good!! That is just ONE of my wishes coming true. Show me yours!

Under your sink. Yeah, that’s some nasty ass crap going on under there. Let’s see what you have crammed in there!

MY STUFF ‘UNNOTICED’

You can’t see it from the first picture because of strategic placement, so I give you a second one. What are these things hiding behind the pillar you ask? They are topography maps that Big G got when he went on a 76 mile backpacking hike (um…two years ago). He wants to get them framed and one day we will, but in this house we just do not have the wall space to hang any more pictures, much less two large topography maps.


MY WISH

Besides my son growing up and going to college, being happy and learning to be more and more independent, I’ll give you an immediate wish. My courtyard. We built the water feature this past weekend, I laid the flagstone Tuesday and Wednesday (I am sore as hell and still walking funny so don’t laugh) and planted the Asian Jasmine on Thursday. I bought the Jasmine on a whim so I had to get them in the ground. My wish is to get it all done so I can enjoy it.


UNDER MY SINK

Ok, Ok…yes…I’M CHEATING. Kristine never said which sink; now did she? Trust me, this one is much better, the one in the kitchen is way too scary.


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Thursday, July 20, 2006 Thursday's Thoughts


I promised SuZan that I'd post something today. I had every intention to put the post together last night, but, why do today what you can put off til tomorrow.

Looking at the title, I bet you'll never guess what this post is about. What? My thoughts? Man, you guys are smart. "And why the picture?" you ask. To make you look and not run away when you saw mass amounts of text.

Anyway, I obsess, a lot, about everything. Did I say, do, think, the right thing? Could I have done it harder, smarter, easier, better? Did I offend? It's constant. No matter what I do, I never feel that it's really good enough. Some would have a field day psycho analyzing why I am the way I am; and they may be right if they look back at my upbringing (my family is crazy-that's why I love them). Long and short, I don't think it's so bad to analyze our doing, saying, coming & going-to a certain extent.

What on earth made me think to do a post about this? Well, because I was thinking, or analyzing, or whatever you want to call it. I know that, although this isn't necessarily a "mommy blog", a lot of our visitors have children. As you know, SuZan and I have teenagers. In fact, SuZan's son and my son ARE GOING TO BE SENIORS IN HIGH SCHOOL! UGH! It is now becoming a reality as it seems like the last 5 entries in my check book was something high school, more to the fact senior related. We are also going through the senior portrait process. But reality really hit when we realized, in just a few short months, our boys could commit to serving in some branch of the military! And that decision could be made entirely by them-that's it-the end! Momma and Daddy can't tell them no! Not that I have a problem with my child serving, but the fact is, this confirms their adult status!

But that's really not what I was thinking about. This made me think back to what I did at 18. Man, I couldn't wait to get out of the house. Lot's of family history that is a post (several) by itself, made me sure that, no matter what, the day I graduated high school, which just so happened to be 6 days after my 18th birthday, I was out of that house. I didn't know where I was going, what I was going to do, but I was going to be out. See, part of that history thing, my sister (5 years older) and my brother (18 years older), still lived AT HOME! With my parents! And expected my parents to support them! And BLAMED my parents for the fact that they couldn't support themselves! So I moved out, from PA to Texas, with 6 boxes of stuff-That's it! I do have family in Texas that so graciously put up with me while I got my shit together. But in Texas, it's "shit or get off the pot". If you have to work 6 jobs to pay the rent-do it! My aunt told me "you're 18, you can handle it". You know-she was right.

My life took some turns along the way-some positive, some, um, not. But I ended up getting married, getting pregnant, and by the time I was 21, I had 2 kids. But I was independent! My brother & sister-yeah, still living at home. Unfortunately for them, it took the passing of my mother and father for them to decide to get their shit straight. They occasionally try to blame mom and dad for the fact that they are not millionaires with planes and private islands at their disposal. And here comes the whole point of this post. I wrote them a long letter once and told them basically, whether what mom and dad did was right or wrong, they did what they had to. Now that I am a mother, I understand that. So many influences in life tell us we SHOULD do this, do that, live this way or that; but in reality, we have to do what we have to do. I always thought my mom and dad needed to kick my brother and sister in the arse and make them be independent. Now that I'm a mom, regardless of their actions being right or wrong, I know they did what they thought was the best to do. I used to think "tough love, mom. Come on. Tell them to get a life." Now I know what "tough love" is. And I now know why it's called "tough" love and not just love. It's very hard to be a parent and parent with your head even though your heart is telling you something different.

So now I wonder, one day when my kids have kids, what are they going to think back on and say "oh, that's why mom said or did this or that?" I wonder if they'll forgive me for my parenting mistakes simply because they will understand why things were done, or said, or not done.

My question to you-if you are a parent, do some things that your parents did suddenly make sense?

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006 Way Back Wednesday


The lovely TKW hosts Way Back Wednesday weekly and guess what, I actually played! As you will read on her blog, she is in the packing process getting ready to move into her new house where her kids will "grow up". So here are this week's instructions:

"Part II of the two week themed extravaganza! As my kids will be moving into the house that they will "grow up" in I want to see the house you consider your primary home growing up...July 19...Inside the house"

Here in picture #1 are my sister and I. This is the mantel over the fire place that was decorated extensively for each holiday and seemed to be the "backdrop" for all pictures for years to come. I grew up in PA. We lived in a big house with several small rooms. In this case, this was the "formal living room" which eventually got a TV stuck in it. Before the TV, the fire place was the central focal point of the "conversation area". I had to take a moment to remember what the occasion was to get my sister and I 1) in the same room and not killing each other; and 2) in dresses. After I saw the next picture it came back to me. It was my grandmother's funeral. Why am I smiling you ask? That is my personality. I try to turn even the most tragic event into something I thought of as enjoyable. I'll expound more after pic #2.

In picture #2, my sister and I with my cousin that lived in Texas. Him and my aunt came up for the funeral and stayed for 2 weeks. Money was very tight for both families, my aunt a single mom with 2 teenagers and my family, a very "blue collar" family with my dad being the only one working to support 5. We didn't get to see my aunt or cousins on a regular basis, so, as I said before, I turned something negative into a positive and enjoyed the heck out of having my aunt and cousin's visit. Yeah, this would be the visit that he and I started an ash tray fire in my grandmother's assisted living apartment while my dad and aunt were making funeral arrangements. We were quite the characters.

Now that you know more than was ever necessary, sk signing off whilst wondering why I thought that dress was the most beautiful dress ever and that my hair was all that and a bag of chips!

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Tickle Tuesday!



I found it................at LAST

And you thought there was no such place, huh????


How many times have we been "up there without one!"

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And just for fun:

Women

A woman and a man are involved in a car accident on a snowy, cold Monday morning; it's a bad one. Both of their cars are totally demolished but amazingly neither of them are hurt. God works in Mysterious ways.

After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, "So you're a man. That's interesting. I'm a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There's nothing left, but we're unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days".

Flattered, the man replies, "Oh yes, I agree with you completely, this must be a sign from God!"

The woman continues, "And look at this, here's another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn't break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune." Then she hands the bottle to the man.

The man nods his head in agreement, opens it and drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle and immediately puts the cap back on, and hands it back to the man.

The man asks, "Aren't you having any?" The woman replies, "No. I thinkI'll just wait for the police...."

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Women are clever, evil witches. Don't mess with us.


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Monday, July 17, 2006 Waste of Space Monday

Waste of Space Monday is brought to you by Tammy over at Rant N' Ravin Haven; If you played, be sure to go over to her site and let her know.
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A Berlin postal worker who was caught with more than several thousand undelivered letters in his basement has admitted he was overwhelmed by the job but insisted he planned to deliver them soon.

Police recently found 90 boxes of post stacked in his basement. The postal worker, 36, identified as Thomas H., told Bild newspaper Friday he was only temporarily storing the post at his house and friends would help with delivery.

"There were just too much and I couldn't deliver it all by myself," he told the newspaper. Police said some of the letters found had been postmarked as early as April. The postal worker faces disciplinary action.

Umm K...ya think I could get away with telling my creditors my payment must have gone through Berlin? I think not.
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On another note, we started work on the courtyard. Big G knew what he wanted in a fountain so we had to build it, good thing he knows how things work, I would have purchased a kit. So here is the progress:


Did I mention that this weekend was hot as hell?

Horrible Houston Humid Heat!


It works! It works!

We have started laying the flagstone surrounding the fountain, but of course we didn't have enough, so I figure I'll pick up what we still need and try and plug away at it little by little this week. Then I get to start planting and try and make this pretty and give an illusion of coolness (as in absence of heat).


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Friday, July 14, 2006 Stuff Portrait Friday!




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This little piggy went to market…


Now that Kristine and Shaun are married, they are trying to get their lives back to normal from the wedding. One simple assignment this week and that is to:

Post a picture of your feet.

She stated that she has avoided this one for almost a year because someone begged her not to do it. It’s time. SHOW ME YOUR PIGGIES!!!


MY PIGGIES

You know it’s summer and the toe ring is an absolute must. However, I don’t know if I will be able to wear closed toe shoes come November when fall starts…maybe.



G2’s PIGGIES

Yes the boy thought I was insane trying to get a picture of his piggies, but his boat size 12’s are worthy of a picture.



MERCEDES’ PIGGIES

She was the most reluctant to play. She is a prissy one and rather demanding at that, and besides she doesn’t like her piggies photographed, but ya gotta love the white toe.



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Thursday, July 13, 2006 Celebrating Women's JULY BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH!

Celebrating Women’s
JULY BLOG PICK OF THE MONTH
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Yes, we know we are late but without further ado our blog pick this month is none other than the Lovely Kristine (and Shaun) over at Random and Odd. Just married on July 11th, they live in California and share with us the chaos of living in a household of 7 people! You read right folks, two adults and five children (ages 7, 9, 12, 13, 15)…SEVEN PEOPLE UNDER ONE ROOF.

Kristine describes her blog stating: “Random and Odd is my brain child that started many, many years ago. I never wanted to pin point my writing down to one thing. I’m not a mommy-blogger, but I do have five kids and I blog about how I beat them on Sundays”.

The obvious thing that we love about Random and Odd, is the photography. If you really want a treat to delight the eye, just go on to her site and check out how talented she and Shaun really are. The photos are breathtaking. Kristine hosts Stuff Portrait Friday where she asks us to photograph three random items (and sometimes odd) and is open for anyone to play. She also hosts Bloggers In The Spotlight, where she showcases other bloggers, for us to get to know.


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Celebrating Women’s
July 2006
Blog Pick of the Month

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Summer Time, Summer Time, Sum, Sum, Summertime!

Summer time has always been one of my favorite seasons. I look forward to lazy days, fresh brewed iced tea, fire flies, swimming, barbecues, baseball, etc. Then one day I had children and reality set in.

Why does that matter? Yes, there are lazy days-for them! They love iced tea-after I brew it. Swimming......nope, haven't even had my swim suit on this year. Been too busy driving kids from here to there. Barbecues-that translates to me going to the store to buy the food, prep the food, usually cooking the food, then cleaning up after. Baseball-yeah, it's $18 a head to get into the game. Multiply that by 5 then factor in gas, parking, food (for 3 teenagers). Not going to happen this year. Fire Flies-I grew up in PA and we used to catch fire flies and watch them light up in our hands. Hours of entertainment. I don't think I've ever seen any in Houston.

I'm not complaining, merely pondering. I'm very blessed to have kids to take care of. I wonder though what memories my kids will have when they are adults and perhaps have kids of their own. I was thinking that our kids really aren't "lazy" and enjoying the summer the way we did. It seems like they get out of school and before you know it we're sending them off to at least 2 camps, Grandma's house, day camps, etc. All of this is fun, but when I hear the stress in every one's voice talking about all they need to do to get ready for each of these adventures, it makes me wonder if the kids/families are really enjoying themselves, and each other.

What kind of fond memories do you have of your childhood summers and what are you doing with your kids this summer? We'd love to know.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 How To Annoy Your Co-Worker


For this weeks Tickle Tuesday, we have another addition on "How to annoy your coworker". I can't imagine people actually doing this, but enjoy:





I think these people have way too much time on their hands.

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Monday, July 10, 2006 Monday Madness

I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend. It seems Monday rolls around faster over the summer. Where does the time go!?!

Over the weekend I went to the gym and heard a few "phrases" that just seemed funny to me. As I've said in the past, I have a weird sense of humor and think about strange things at strange times. Here is a list of 5 phrases heard at the gym that would definitely sound dirty if you weren't there to see what was being talked about:

  1. Squeeze it, squeeze it! (Referring to squeezing your butt while doing squats)
  2. She's playing with herself in there (a women was playing racquetball by herself)
  3. Let's go get hot & steamy (referring to hitting the sauna)
  4. Faster, faster (referring to riding the bike)
  5. Let's hit the balls to help the girls (SuZan's quote regarding the weight balls)

Please feel free to add any other appropriate phrases in our comments section.

Have a great Monday!


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Friday, July 07, 2006 Stuff Portrait Friday!


I was actually surprised that Kristine gave us our SPF assignment this week. After all, she and Shaun are only GETTING MARRIED this Saturday. So to add to her pre-wedding-stress, we have been assigned the following:

1. You’re Love (show us some love)
2. Take us on a Honeymoon! (Bring us somewhere with your pictures)
3. Something Blue (No sad faces before my wedding!)


YOU’RE LOVE

My love of course would be Big G. He is my rock, my best friend, my motivator and my inspiration. Besides, he puts up with my shit and wakes me up when I don’t hear the alarm clock!

HONEYMOON

We never went on a honeymoon so I am taking a creative license with this one. This is where I would like to go someday. Big G thinks that he is half Highlander so how appropriate would it be to take a trip to the Highlands of Scotland.


SOMETHING BLUE


Something blue! How about these flowers that I bought to plant but can’t because…IT IS STILL RAINING HERE! I have no idea what they are but, I thought they were pretty. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to get them in the ground…if it ever STOPS RAINING! BTW: They really are blue, don't know why they look purple in the picture.

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Best of wishes to Kristine and Shaun
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Love each other, support each other and put up with each other.
Lift each other up and be there to catch each other when you stumble.
Be friends, lovers, and companions for each other, always.
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Did you play? Did ya?

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Thursday, July 06, 2006 OK…Dry Out Already!

I really want to take advantage this summer and do something with our courtyard and actually learn something about gardening. We are even going to put in a water feature, but first…it needs to STOP RAINING!


I have learned one very important lesson early on. As you see here, I planted some Mexican Heather (gosh I even knew what it was called ). What I didn’t know at the time is to water it down after I prepared the soil. It has now been raining everyday and every night (not quite 40 days/nights, but it feels like it) and my Mexican Heather is submerged! So rule #1; water down the soil to make sure that it is compacted.


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I’m looking forward to the water feature. Big G finally picked out an urn that he liked (I wasn’t as picky and would have been happy as a lark with a kit of some kind). So this will be the fountain and we have all the fixins but again…it needs to STOP RAINING!


I also bought these little pretties. I have no idea what they are but I liked them. I have an area picked out but I have to prepare the soil because there is a lot of clay in it. I have even been saving up my Starbucks coffee grounds to mix in the soil, but first…it needs to STOP RAINING!


Send dry thoughts please.

That is all.


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Wednesday, July 05, 2006 Karma Personified

1942 - 2006
Ken Lay died last night from a massive heart attack.

Payback is a bitch.

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This is Just Wrong!

When you can ever figure out teenagers please let me know. Why do I say that? Because teenagers do the strangest things (ok....just plain weird things). This might even be good enough for TMI Tuesdays. Hence I present you this photo:


Now this is just wrong on so many levels. What you see here is a bowl and a spoon; the bowl once had jello in it, and I found it in the boy's BATHROOM! I can just picture the visual here, I don't want to but it just sort of burned in my brain. I so believe Bill Cosby when he talks about children being brain damaged now.

On a positive note, he is doing very well in summer school (algebra II) and he finally HAS A J-O-B! He is working at one of our local grocery stores (the "Remarkable" one) as a cashier (hard to believe he did well on the math test...lol) and says that produce is going to be the death of him. He told me that at least he knew what artichokes and romaine lettuce were but that he is enjoying working and looking forward to his first paycheck.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006 Happy 4th of July!


To the Founding Fathers

Your light still lingers in our distant morning,
A star that we perceive across the void.
We chart our passage by your words, still burning
Long after your bright core has been destroyed.
No longer do we speak of "natural" rights,
Nor can we think that Reason guides our will.
We've been through far too many gruesome nights
To hope we have reduced our lust to kill.
Yet hope remains the engine of our fire,
Hope that someday all of us will be
Happy in the least that we require:
Well-fed, well-housed, safe, secure, and free.
This dream we still pursue. Though darkness come,
Your wisdom, hope, and courage through us run.



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Sunday, July 02, 2006 Rain, Rain, Go Away..........

I had every intention of heading off to the grocery store (with three teenagers, they should make this an Olympic Event), but suddenly the skies opened up and the thunder started, and, well, I just don't do rain! Instead of dusting, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, etc., I decided that my time could be much better spent surfing the net and checking on my blogging buddies.

I went over to Mommyme's site and she posted a meme that I thought was pretty cool. I played and found out some really cool stuff. Here are the rules and the results for my birthday, June 1st:

Rules:

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.5. One holiday or observance (if any).

Events

Birthdays

Deaths

There you have it. More interesting facts that you never needed to know. I would like to point out that two very hot babes share my birthday with me. And, Helen Keller died on my exact birthday!

I tag everyone and no one. If you'd like to play, great! Leave a comment and let me know so that I can come check it out!


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Saturday, July 01, 2006 What Was Picture #2 of SPF (see below)?

Well, after a horribly disasterous weigh in this morning coupled with seeing the moving "Click" which turned out to be a tear jerker, followed by a few (3) glasses of wine, no food and PMS breathing down my neck, I've decided to show you exactly what Picture #2 was. As I said before, I wish I could take the credit for this picture, but it was my sister who was behind the lense. I hate to admit it, but she took some damn good pics.

But first, I have to share a thought that only a person who has a couple glasses of wine would think and ponder about. The other day I was in Jason's Deli at lunch and in walked a distinguished looking gentleman in scrubs. I do work near quite a few doctor's offices, so I really didn't give it a second thought and assumed him to be a doctor. Then, much to my dismay, I was at Sam's and saw a section of "scrubs" for anyone to buy. I now have this horrible immage of some child molestor buying "scrubs" at Sam's and posing as a doctor just to get his way with a young child or teenager. Yes, I really do think about stupid stuff when drinking. This just proves it. Someone, please, let me know that I'm not the only one who thought this.

OK, the picture. It was a picture of a sting ray that was coming up for air, or food, or just to terrorize me. Don't believe me? Here's the pics.


Me holding some kind of slimy fish thing, with eiyes. What's that you say? That's why this sting ray was so friendly? Oh, that makes sense now. But damn, my hair looks good.

Here he comes looking for food.

So my caption for this picture which is the one I posted for SPF food would be "OK bitch, give it up already. I played nice and posed for a picture, now feed me, damn it!"

"Thank you. Thank you very much."

"Bye, Bye!"

And that, my friends, are your squid tails for the night. Please drive carefully and be sure to tip your waitress on the way out.

PS. Just for fun, I didnt' use spell check. After all, what's the point of a drunken posit if you use spell check!

BTW-We have a freakin contract on oour house! I'm going back to look at the house with the ppool that we're interested in. If anyone wants to come help a bitch move around the end of July, drop me a line. When we are all moved we'll have one heck of a party by the pool, with the rock waterfull and the screened in sun room! Shit, I hope we get that house.


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