Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hello my name is Addict

Dang I can't kick the the habit! The Coke habit! Yes I said Coke and does that grab one's attention right away? I should think so!
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I love the look that flashes across the faces of the people in the convo when I say that, then I get a good chuckle before I clarify... Coca Cola ; lol how fun is that. In all honesty though, I use to need Coca Cola just to find energy. Then to my good fortune and after many visits to a variety of doctors tests finally revealed why I was lacking energy. So at one time I would most definitely have considered myself an addict I know the hubby did.

However, I recently came to the mind set that I was determined to reduce if not quit my now unnecessary habit; until I came up with what we think is an awesome idea. Now hubby is encouraging me to drink more. How wrong is that I ask. Well, at least temporarily until we complete our project.
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So, I bet you want to know what this project is in order for me to delay my good health decision? Artistic garden walls. Shall I go on?
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Here's the deal... We recycle but with just the two of us (oh that sounds like a song) there is not need to put the receptacle bin out for pickup unless it is full and that can take 2 to 3 weeks sometimes. One day I put something in it and saw the abundance of soda cans. I thought oh I have a problem. Then to think on the positive side of the coin my thoughts turned creative. I knew I needed to do something artistic with all those cans like chimes maybe, a picture frame or something to express and represent my love for Coca Cola since I intend to cut back, then it came to me... garden walls!
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So are you confused now? Well, here's the low down, with the prices of fruits, vegetables and food in general going up I have altered what we buy. For instance, we definitely skip the red bell peppers now since they are outrageously priced and we don't always get tomatoes that I so love. So the natural conclusion is grown our own! However, with money somewhat tight and after pricing the veggie plants, dirt, the wood for the framing not to mention the fertilizer necessary the cost was adding up quickly! Then... the idea came to me garden walls! So instead of buying the wood and connectors we bought Gorilla Tape. Yup we stacked the cola cans and taped the back sides together 3-cans high and created a large enough containment area for several veggie plants. Plus it is yard art too!
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We are so excited to be backyard farmers! Can't wait to show off the tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, yellow whenever we can find some starters, the blueberry's and watermelon woohoo!
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Celebrate Life! Y

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pee ess: (as the little darlings would say) AM tornado like rain totally a post in its self, yucky high humidity sunny day when it was suppose to be more nitrogen rich showers and then a lovely breeze plus over cast evening but we still want the rain ~ hello clouds open up!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

3 year's plus a bit of blog reflection

It is difficult to fathom that it has been 3-year's since the Lord called my mother home as of today. This past year seem to be the hardest, more tears and vivid emptiness. I would not have wanted her to live in pain however, I miss her so much. She was the center of our family which, has since drifted apart which, I can presume adds to the emptiness. But to get through the tough days I fall back on my faith that everything has a reason or possibly a lesson one needs to learn, whatever the case I am melancholy and reflective today.
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I thank the Lord daily for my many blessings, my husband being one of them along with the unconditional love I receive from our pets. I am so grateful for my health considering the family history and for all the blessings I recognise and the ones I do not.
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The kids blog has kept me sooo busy that I have neglected this one. I decided today in my melancholy mood to rededicate a bit of time daily to my Lot 53. I need to recapture the excitement I once had at chronicling our life to look back upon so, here we go ...
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Well, even though it is relatively early in the day I have already spent a couple of hours digging a hole to move a small tree. I know it's crazy but I want to get as much of the benefits from this tree as possible. Okay, truth be told ~ I (we) do not like the adjacent neighbors and from the time they have moved in we have planted a few things to grow and block the view. No luck though because we practically live on rock and unless we hire a company to drill into the ground well, most of our selections that were planted struggled. The light bulb finally went off in my head yesterday and I am moving the hole ~ how about that lol. Plus the shade from this tree will now put most of it, once it has grown, in our yard rather then giving the ugh neighbors the shade benefits. Call me mean but hey my kiddos love to lay in the yard so why not make my laborous efforts pay off for my babies! As it is, we get backyard sun most of the entire day.
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I need to focus on detail cleaning the house because we are going to have a visitor in early June and they have never seen our home. Of course I want to show off how blessed we are so I need to get busy but as I promised I must give time to my bloggie.
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I have been meaning to mention that my babies now sleep in our room at night if they want. I'm not sure if I have mentioned that before but we have prepared an area so they could be close to us. They seem to really love the freedom to go up and down the stairs at their pleasure since we have beds upstairs and beds downstairs. Don't get me wrong, they still are not allowed on the carpet but once we discovered the plastic carpet protector plastic I am thrilled to give them more freedom. One day we hope to have wood floors and the carpet won't be an issue anymore but for the time being...
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It was so funny when we first started using the plastic because the darlings could see the carpet through the plastic and thought it was a trick. We had to literally put them on the plastic and they realized the difference by the feel on their paws. Best invention ever!
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The darlings have always been well behaved by not stepping on the carpet or at least so we thought. In the wee hours of the morning recently I heard some rattling and I thought it was in my dreams. It took a bit to get my eyes open and what do you think I saw ~ Ginger apparently had a lapse of her training and had her head deep inside a box of treats I had next to my bed. When I said 'what are you doing!?' and quickly but quietly seemed to tip-toe back to her bed and hid behind her pillow. I thought it was so funny that I just went back to sleep. Gosh I love them so.
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There's so much more to catch up on but I will leave some for other posts. As it is I have made bloggie a promise to dedicate time daily right?!
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Celebrate Life Y Mom of The Lot out
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pee ess: (as the darlings would say) cloudy yet cool, a bit sunny and it's suppose to rain

Monday, April 7, 2008

April already in flow

Well, it looks like I haven't kept up with this blog as I proposed to do in early March lol
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Wow, I can't even remember much from March now except knee injury on the 21st for my Honey and then re-injured it on the 25th where he had to take my leftover 800mg Motrin from my surgery last year. Wouldn't you know it we had box seats & court-side seats for the Spurs/Clippers game but lucky me I found a walking cane at the Salvation Army store to help Honey walk. X-rays taken on the 3rd and the doctor appointment in on the 9th. The injury made for a trying trip to AZ. Mainly because we had to load the weight bench and all the weights and then while there unload to only reload the bow flex to bring back. You never realize now much you use your knees on a daily basis until their out of order. But it's finally looking normal after two weeks of issues but there is still some discomfort.
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~ Happy Birthday Honey ~ 29th
~ Happy Anniversary Honey ~ 31st
~ Happy Birthday Me! ~ April 2nd
~ Road Trip to Tucson beginning the 28th returning before my birthday of course
~ meet DWB blogger and introduce the doggies on the 31st
~ Congrats Honey for your bonus & your promotion
~ a sister had a birthday ~ 27th
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Now for April: last night the wild kid neighbor and his crazy gram were out late and making noise which, of course caused my kids to bark sooooo I stood out on the deck to watch and be seen. If the owners of that house only knew how the people allow their kid to act... last night he was using the garage doors as a soccer goal and I forgot to check to see if there were dents today. The gram was screaming unnecessarily at their puppy Charlie (sweet doggie but not for long I'm afraid). This is not a rental neighborhood, they should move. Oh look at me not being nice ~
We did the lawn work yesterday and it looked wonderful.
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I worked in the rock garden today getting ready fur the wood that we must pick up this Friday. My dad called (rare but nice) and oh my dad remembered to call me on my birthday that must mean I am going to have a fabulous year! Hmmm I choose to believe that it means I'll finally loss all the weight I hope to woohoo! Totally enjoyed my birthday and am still celebrating. Oh when we went to the steak house Wednesday we had a way fun waitress Brenda and she really did up our desert when she found out all that we were celebrating, way fun. The best gift though was Honey's mom giving a load of pictures of my Honey from birth to graduation totally priceless.
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I was rejected fur low iron blood but since Honey donated 2 units I feel no guilt for the t-shirt they gave me. We thought it was Greenfest Saturday and got up early to go get some free trees but we were wrong so we went to our favorite restaurant and then to donate some blood.
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okay now lets see if I can keep this blog up since the kids is keeping overly occupied.
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Mom of the Lot out Y

Sunday, March 9, 2008

So Far this March

We keep getting the nice weather and then a freeze alert and I for one am over it! Winter be gone!
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Honey received his bonus check from last years figures and I am so proud. Additionally, I am so proud of how he is respectfully putting some pushy individuals in their place. So pleased he will soon be moving to a different building which, will cut his commute in half! Woohoo we're gonna save some gas and with the prices climbing so rapidly the move is such a blessing! Met a really nice individual in line while waiting to vote on the 4th which, was nice since the wait was over an hour long. Spoke with dad and again the conversation was left wanting. We pressure sprayed the driveway and honey finally washed his dirty dirty truck. Charlie the little dog in back (the rotten neighbors) knows my voice and when he is crying outside I can go to the fence and talk to him through the cracks and it calms his down... it's such a nice feeling. So far this month because of the winds I'm sure, I have attempted to catch 3 loose doggies to no avail. One was too skiddish and the other two which looked scary, one would not come to me and the other drank some water and then ran to catch up with the other one. Gosh it upsets me to no end that their owners are not responsible enough to put a collar with a phone number on it to help get their lost pets home. Then they cry and litter the area with flyer's to help them find their loved ones. I think the strong winds pushed gates open and if the family isn't home then the doggies get away. I spoke with Missy's owner the dog that looks like our Crikit. Maybe with the little chitchat we had about how alike the dogs look he will now discontinue his practice of upsetting my doggies everyday on his return walk from the elementary school. Briefly spoke with Grandpa neighbor and I have recorded one incident with the rotten neighbor's action with our pets. I wish they would just move and a nice family would move in. Better yet we would come into some money so we could buy land and build our retirement home; awh nice thought. Honey is gonna have to travel 2 days this month and traveling is rare but this year it has been numerous to my dismay! We're gonna take a drive to AZ with the doggies to see the honey's mom. I'd rather stay home with the doggies but the honey his family to meet our doggie members. Honey's brothers birthday was yesterday and it seemed like it was a good convo between the brothers so that was nice. My house seems a mess and I don't like it but for some reason when I am organizing it seems to look like a storm hits it before it looks better. I better get back to it and write more later.
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Toodles Y

February gone too!

Wow have I really slacked on this blog huh?!
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It's already the middle of March and I never even posted February. Now because of my short-term memory issues I cannot really think of what all happened. I know I had issues with the increase of the association fee; Our new neighbors across the street have irritated me cos they have a telescope they've set up to spy on the neighborhood; The winds have been so strong that the trash receptacle's have been all over the neighborhood and we seem to have idiots in our community that don't want to take the time to put their address on the binsl Had lunch with my aunt which, was nice but ended up being expensive and it was my turn to pick up the bill. The restaurants I suggested were not picked and the one we went to I will most likely never go to again cos of the prices even though the food was relatively good. At least we finally got to exchange Christmas gifts and I also brought a valentine gift. Seems that the dynamics of our relationship though has changed, I think due to the new man in her life but I'm still happy for her even though I miss what we had, at least we still make time to meet for lunch. It may have been leap year but all I seem to remember is that Feb went by in a flash. Called dad but his personality is just not as endearing as it once was and I got off the phone feeling let down but again that's life and things change. Either it's the aging process or influence from the greedy one so I'll say no more on that matter. February would have been my mother's birthday and I so miss her more now then ever. I think it may be the reality of it all took this long to really hit home wether it was unrecognized depression or denial. I went by to leave a valentine gift for my niece and her mother and my other sis on their doorstep on the 13th expecting my niece to at least call and acknowledge it but nope. So I called that evening because I wanted her to enjoy the gift for school the following day and of course to make sure they received it and that no one had walked off with the package. Turns out I had to leave a message cos no one answered. They did not return the call so, the next morning I called before they were to leave for work and school to verify they received the package and I wish I hadn't. In one word I can describe what came out of the conversation... ungrateful. There was a weak excuse but nonetheless ungrateful. Later that evening I by a second missed a call from them so I called back immediately stating I apparently missed their call and my 'older' sister said rather then hello or having a moment to have a nice conversation said 'she left you a message' and her tone irritated me so much I had to control my voice and I responded 'oh apparently it hasn't arrived yet ok well happy valentines day' and as I was about to hang up the sis must have realized how ugly she was being and made some obviously obligated convo. It didn't last long and the ungrateful niece never came to the phone even though she was there. I had my husband listen to the message and if ever you could hear in a voice that one was being forced to do something they didn't want to it was obvious in this message. Plus you could hardly even understand what she was saying though you could hear thanks among the words. Hello she is 16 and should have better manners then that. If our mother was alive she would be infuriated with both her daughter and her granddaughters conduct. We were raised with good manners and proper etiquette but neither of my sisters seem to remember or practising it with my niece. Maybe that is why the two of them and my niece have somewhat ousted me and hubby because we believe in respecting others.
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I'm sure more happened throughout February but at the moment I cannot remember. Therefore, I will stop the venting. One thing for sure the doggies blog is very time consuming to the point where we need to change Internet service to reflect a faster response time.
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Oh and yes, I may not make time to comment on all your blogs I read but I am still following your interesting lives especially you Ms Ranbling & you Shuga.
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Toodles for now... Mom of the Lot Y

Monday, February 4, 2008

January gone?!?

Boy did I break my resolution to update this blog regularly right off the get-go
so... now it's January in review or at least what I can remember lol.
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I decided I need to use this blog as a memory jogger because it's easier and faster to type instead of writing a journal. However, I'm still going to try and stay positive...
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Well, the year began quietly and safe at home. We watched the downtown fireworks from the deck while being serenaded by the TV version. Some neighbors chose to break the law and pop some works, so I let the dogs go out for a bit and bark to their hearts delight.
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We upgraded the phones since the handsome hubby was to travel to the frigid area of the country for a week, MN, IL, OH plus TX and then home for the weekend and out to CA for another week. We are rarely apart so it was not the most enjoyable time. Good thing we had room on our charge card to cover all the expenses. The only war story besides altered itineraries from cancelled or delayed flights along the way was the loss of my souvenir. Good-hearted hubby lent his wool coat to a co-worker in IL, since it was 6 degrees with an even worst wind chill when one of their flights were cancelled and the group had to stand out in the weather waiting for a car rental shuttle. His associate who checked his luggage along with his coat on the flight that got cancelled was informed that he could not get it back till they arrived in OH which, was not going to happen till the next morning. So dear hubby took out the emergency fleece I packed for quick grab and put it on and gave his coat to the co-worker that only had on a cotton shirt. Needless to say, even though hubby asked him to be careful because there were things in the pockets well, when the coat was returned the bag with my dolphin was no longer in the coat pocket. According to the hotel it was not left there so it either ended up left on the next mornings' flight or on the shuttle but to my dismay and someone else's joy my dolphin with blue crystals is well... who knows :( At least in CA honey was able to visit with his brother over breakfast since they have not seen each other in a couple of years. Anyways, honey usually doesn't have to travel but maybe one weekend a year so this was out of the ordinary.
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Haven't heard from the sisters since Christmas but to my surprise my dad called out of the blue; unusual but a nice surprise nonetheless. Ran into one of my sisters at one of our favorite restaurants and it's not surprising that she failed to recognize us. We said hello as she passed so she stopped and we chatted for a bit. It's a shame how a death in a family can change so much of the dynamics within a once close family but honey and me choose to believe that God has his plan even if it makes me/us sad.
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Our dogs are now calendar pinups, of course the calendar was pricey but the proceeds go to a good cause. They have made so many wonderful friends all over the world and how pathetic are we... the dogs received way over a 100 Christmas cards and we got 2 or maybe 3... don't laugh.
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I learned of the selected location for the 2009 England HS reunion and I am not pleased. Not sure if I want to attend now that it will be held in SC instead of FL. On the other hand the US HS reunion is this summer and here in town but I am not sure if I want to attend that either.... what is up with me?
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I was terribly sad about the passing of Heath Ledger; A true shame.
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I'm so pleased Idol is on again and Lost and hopefully 24 real soon too. I hope to get my house organized and even inventoried if possible, I know weird but it sure would make life easier. I know where most everything is even if it's not in its place but that makes it hard for the honey. Oh and I want some galoshes! Pink if I can find some reasonably priced.
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As far as December: I did have lunch with one of my Aunt's and it was real pleasant. Some time this month we found a phone and decided to make sure it got back to the owner since it was an international phone that had no service. It was challenging but it was our good deed and I know the elderly man was grateful. He was from Australia and very pleasant. We had all our Christmas shopping completed before the month began, I didn't have the desire to wrap though so I was rushed at the last minute. I/we were not feeling the socialness of the season but the honey's department party was nice even though he told me it started at 6 PM and it really started at 7 PM. It was embarrassing to be the first to arrive even before the host & hostess but it was nice to pick our seats (best in the room) and turns out honey drew letter 'A' gift so he went first at the gift opening and we received a really wonderful assortment of gifts compared to last year. However, it is so sad to see how easy it is for the majority of people to forget what the celebration is all about or rather whom we are celebrating. Part of what most likely contributed to my sadness throughout the season was that I missed my mother even more then the past couple of years. My father was not very pleasant on Christmas as if it was a burden to make time for his family. There was lots of tension and it was a relief to leave once the dinner and gifts were opened. That is not how Christmas is supposed to be or even use to be but if we didn't put up with it and we were to lose a family member there would be that horrible regret to live with. Very trying is all I can say but it seems that December went by quickly and lucky for us honey did not have to travel; who knew what was waiting in January!
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Well yeah Giants! I believed from the start that God would have the Giants win for the sake of Eli. He has dealt with so much ugliness from New Yorkers, his teammates and even the media yet he handled it all with true dignity; never an ugly word and look, he led his team to a win of the biggest game ever and was MVP to boot! You go Eli!
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So February is already here so lets see if I can keep this up a little bit more regularly. Even though I visit lots of blogs I should probably comment from time to time as well, huh? Well, at least I wrote you one long letter Queen One; I've caught up with the robin and the lisa but I am lacking on the e-mails... note to self... try to improve k?
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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

We Wish YOU ...

A Happy New Year!
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Full of Many Blessings
Health, Hope, Happiness
Prosperity & Peace
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The last two months have flown by so fast. My apologies to my visitors. Yes, I was fully aware I was not posting however, I did drop in on your blogs for a read from time to time.
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I hope everyone's holiday season was all you wished for. As for me, this year was more difficult to embrace then past years since my mother's passing. I felt the weight of the expectations, obligations and the overwhelming swing of emotions.
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I would like to say I was off saving the world as Ms. Rambling inquired however, it was only a bit of volunteering. Nonetheless, my honey & I have designated this year as the year of 'Health, Hope & Happiness' and we look forward to many blessings. I so wish the same for all of you. Have a grrreat year!
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XO ~ Mom of The Lot out

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Vote: we must not forget to Vote

We must remember to go vote... where's our cards hmph
Oh today is now cold but it started off really nice this morning. I knew to get up and out to prepare for the winds and the cold front headed our way in a couple of hours. Turns out I got my exercise done early... down then up then down & up again & again & over & over again...
Sometimes I really don't like having a deck or having the bedrooms upstairs
but it sure does help getting in un-noticed exercise lol
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Well, even though Sunday & Monday felt like a really really long days and the time change helped us get rested, we now struggle with the mind games...
the clock vs. the body

Monday stuff

Boy did I wake up wih energy galore! I know it's the time change and that one unwelcome day in the future when my body figures it out. I like feeling rested at 5 AM and having the desire to get out of bed and do lots of things...
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Well, this morning after I got the honey off I gathered all the items I needed and detailed washed my automobile... it was long over due even though it didn't really look dirty. Then I did the front yard plant maintenace thing to get ready for tomorrows cold front burrrr just thinking about it. Ginger was out with me most of the morning. Took a short break to talk to Sampson's mom and headed in for a spagehetti lunch ~ what a treat for me! I don't know what made me make a little bowl of my most favorite thing to eat .... but I did! The only thing I feel guilty about is... I cancelled my errands 'cos I wanted my newly clean clean car to stay that way for a day.
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Oh and I also felt guilty that I didn't play with the dogs too much during the day because it's dark now when the honey gets home. Lucky us the rail lights still work so the yard has light for dad play time. I vow to do better tomorrow... turkey night ~ yeah!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Only 1-goal Sunday

The main goal today, install the sensor porch lantern. It's been sitting in the bag for a while now. Don't make sense 'cos the honey has been wanting one for a while now for extra security...
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Of course there's some good match up teams in the NFL today. Sooooo were pulling out the crock pot, filling it with nacho cheese and we got a huge bag of chips, yiippeee!! Plus the weather is beeeuutiful... feeling blessed
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Update: It's installed but I'm to short to make it turn on when we tested, bummer. That means a potential short burglar might not be noticed... dang we have to take it off now, go back to the store and buy a different one 'cos that just don't fly with me. It's useless...
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Took Crikit for a ride to the post office this evening and she did great! Since we have that long trip coming up, she needs to set the example for the other two little ones, so I'm preparing her... it's gonna be a wild time I'm sure.

Still in draft mode...

NOTE to self:

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need to fill this post with a full week of catch-up
and woo hoo announce:
Honey received a great honor this week!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

winterized

whoa ... are we tiiiiired
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did all kinds of things with:
2 shovels, sledge hammer, rake, aerator, box cutter, rope, wheel barrel, 80 lbs of potting soil, 40 lbs of mulch, weed eater, extention cord, gallon jug, liquid fertilizer, rain water, hedge hog, push broom, water hose, garbage bags, hats, gloves, sunglasses and sunblock
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and we still need more mulch... lol
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plus we have three very tired dogs 'cos no naps were had... they seem to feel they must guard and protect our every move... that's love for ya Y I even bet Boy Fish would flip on out of his pond to help if he could get along without his water :) Thank you Lord
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Maxed Out

We had such a full day! Guess it made up for the lack there of yesterday.
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Now even though I chose to ignore the alarm and sleep another hour we still hustled once we woke:
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made coffee 'cos I promised, played with the dogs gathered the dog stuff to wash at the local laundry mat loaded the truck let the dogs romp out front for a few headed for the bank then the washateria load two huge front loads got tacos next door waited for the loads to finish to only get rushed by some rude people who seem to think we had their special machine separated and loaded the dryers got grossed out 'cos there was a bug running around monitored the loads to pull out items suring the dry cycle 'cos the doggie sweaters would shrink and one of the pads is sewed with nylon thread unfortunately one of the rugs didn't fare too well but we loaded up and headed to the dollar store to replace Crikits chewed up food bowl because it has to be plastic since she likes to pick it up and carry it over to us when she wants to be fed and if we ignore her she will slap it on the ground or bump us with it till we serve her so I roamed every isle because I forgot what I went there for and still managed to find and purchase many things but the bowl to then head to another bargain store which no longer had what we wanted and then to a particular grocery store which no longer had what we went for and then home to unload the doggie laundry plus the groceries so I could fix lunch while the honey watched his college game so I aired out and de-haired all the doggie articles we just washed plus played ball a little then brought in and put away the doggie things till it gets colder and when the game ended oh and they won we headed for a garden center to purchase garden components for tomorrows winterizing project and on the way home pulled in for a drive-thru dinner because I was too tired to cook and upon arriving home the intent was to relax eat then water feed and potty the children so we will can it a night! ~
I know it's the longest run on sentence but I'm maxed... MOTL out
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Friday, October 26, 2007

Just Love Date Day!

yup... I just love Friday's as I always mention ~ Date Day! Love it!

DOTL and I still have the newlywed mentality and we are still each others best friend... what a blessing! Actually, one of life's major blessings, goodness we've been together almost a decade! Most everyone we know has mentioned the uniqueness of our relationship and I think it is definitely strengthened by dedicating a Date Day to us! After all, life does tend to get busy so if you dedicate time ooooh how it can only make your relationship more wonderful. Since DOTL gets off early on Friday's, we made that our special day because most people are still at work. It's also great having a 2.5 day weekend all the time... yup... life is good.
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Thank You Lord.


friday...

this day went completely off schedule
plus a cross between cool and warm... just can't figure it out
memory stamp: ordered

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

History in The Sky

How awesome ~ we witness history last night. The neighbors most likely though we were peepers! If they saw us standing out on our deck in the cold dark night with binoculars :) lol
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They either were not interested, did not know or didn't care... whatever we care... for more reasons than I need to list... we both worked at Boeing CA. I on the International Space Station program and the honey managed the building of the Delta Rockets that put the shuttle into space! Well Tuesday night both the International Space Station (ISS) was visible by the human eye for a short bit and of course longer with binoculars or a telescope but man did it move fast! Shortly after it pasted the Space Shuttle was behind it by about 10-minutes also visible by the human eye. I have to say though, you couldn't miss the ISS because it was BRIGHT! The Shuttle was not so bright, a little harder to see but slower moving in comparison. It was at an obvious angle so in due time it would catch the ISS so to speak and dock. What is extra special about this event is that women were in the pilot seats of both vehicles! How spectacular is that!
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Oh, a bit of info... the next time the full moon is on Halloween is in the year 2020
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Just chatter

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I looked at the clock at 5:02 AM because I woke up to the sound of strong winds and rain. My mind began to go through the list of things outside that could possible be disturbed by this sudden weather change. I didn't do anything about the ones that weighed on my mind because hubby woke up too and told me I shouldn't be concerned, he didn't think it sounded that bad... yeah right I should have got up and took care of them because our really nice heavy duty lighted umbrella ~ SNAP ~ oh how disappointing... the flag pole bent a little and the garbage receptacle tried to roll into the middle of the road according to the hubby when he called me from the truck to tell me he put it back in front of our driveway but other than that... all seemed relatively okay.
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I was forced to get dressed earlier than usual because when I looked out the window to review the weather well... the receptacle was again trying to make it to the middle of the road.. it was past the corner stop sign and a few feet towards the middle of the road... hmph has a mind of its own. However, by the time the truck came by and emptied there seem to be a parade of receptacle's working it... I heard the truck and fortunate was home so I could retrieve ours before it went on another journey. I redid our identification in the event it tries to get away again but I bet there are numerous neighbors that haven't which, means you may get someone else's that may not have been taken care of very well... yuck! I for one have written down the serial number of ours but who knows if others think in the same silly way I do. After all, the city did say if you need a replacement it will cost you big... if I can help it we're not paying for one. Sheesh enough about garbage already :)
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Even thought the wind was harsh and cold considering yesterday was blistering sun and heat, I decided to put on my rain jacket and do a little plant maintenance... now I am thawing and that must be why I chatting on about these silly things...
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

suuun ~ day

woke up considerably early considering I stayed up till almost 3Am
why... I don't know, I worked pretty hard yesterday but dang
so I went down to let the kids out and then I headed back up
since the honey was awake we turned on the ministries
within the hour our big girl Crikit got brave apparently...

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I looked up from bed 'cos I saw something move to find Crikit creeping around the corner to our room... we made eye contact and she decided to chance it and came closer wagging her tail hard enough to make dad open his eyes... she was good though, she didn't even step off the carpet protector... what a good girl. When we decided to get up the baby apparently was sitting at the top of the stairs listening because our movement prompted her to run in for a pet too... at least she stayed on the protector too.
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When we headed down, Sparky was waiting by the doggie door to be the first one out to play so when the other two came around the corner followed by DOTL, Sparky rushed the doggie door and waited on deck for football practice... his favorite game with dad :)
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I had a rock project in mind and knew we needed breakfast for energy but I didn't feel like cooking... I knew honey would jump at a moments notice if I mentioned breakfast tacos if you drive :) worked and mmmm they were good!
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Had a front-yard rock project in mind but it took so long to complete, we altered the plans however, still made wonderful progress... but dang the sun was hot! it felt like I had a hot frying pan on my cheeks... it kinda altered my mood and the project was cut short.
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but I found the energy to cook a great late lunch and enough to have for dinner.... mmmm Salmon Sunday... the rest of the day was strictly R & R that included a little evening romp time with the kids and backyard clean up... nice close a really good day
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Saturday, October 20, 2007

agenda in review

woke up and made coffee ~ rare event
dad played with the kids in the cool morning weather ~ I only watched
Ginger couldn't help but bark at jumpin bean kids in back
made a drive thru bank deposit and the teller didn't even speak to us; hmph
finally made the party city returns
headed for the movie and yeehaw popcorn & soda always tastes better!
saw "Ten Commandments" especially made to reach out to children
headed to Office Max to use my fabulous coupon before it expired
returned home with energy and began the under deck project
took a break for a Whataburger mmmmm
honey watched the college games, especially his Alma-mauter who lost by 1 :(
the cool weather helped me finish the outside stuff and the kids loved it!
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all that and couldn't sleep... sigh



Friday, October 19, 2007

Woo Hoo ~ Date Day!!

Must beautify!
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so many restaurants we keep saying were gonna visit
but back to our favorite Mexican restaurant ah gain
mmmmm so good and sooo worth it
Love Date Day!
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

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what's a 'mohetoe'? (msp) Ellen mentioned it today? Now I am thinking it's a mixed drink but...
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I have intentionally not written about the turmoil Ellen has spoken of the puppy Iggy because it just hurts my heart and I want to say evil things about the owner of Mutts and Moms... all I know is it is an ego trip for that shelter manager and not really about placing dogs in a loving home or this would not have happened!
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I am still holding out hope and saying a few prayers that Iggy is returned to his family and Ruby's loving embrace.
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long day in All Ways

That's right this was a long day.... it was too hot to do anything outside and I did my best to keep the dogs desire to stay in too.... felt like spring cleaning but couldn't get the umph to get started.... I didn't even cook! One really nice moment of the day was when I opened the the front room curtains to expose a beauty, a single blossom near the top of our tree that was so beautiful! Exciting because the tree did not really bloom this year but wow! Its been suggested that it's a flowering Maple even though it is unusual for our area of the south and considering it was windy, this was the best picture I could get through the window :)
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Attended the Home Owner's Association meeting. They tend to run long 'cos you get those individuals that want to tell their stories instead of sticking to the issue or question. Tonight was no different and before the end of the meeting when the last bit of open floor questions were requested... who knew I was going to open up a major topic of discussion that flustered so many! Now for our little community to have 344 homes you would think we would have a large turn out but it was a disappointment that approximately 35 homes were all that were represented.
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I say: those who did not make it a point to lend two hours of their time for the sake of their community should not complain. That's how I feel about any open election, if you don't use your right to vote you have no right to complain! oops back to the subject at hand....Curious of what the question of the night was to spark such fireworks? All I asked was: I read somewhere that we were going to change the gate codes on the pedestrian gates? And though the President looked baffled, he grasped for a response that I thought sounded unprepared and in case I needed to validate, I had the newsletter that baited the community to attend the meeting by probing for security reasons it was time to change the gate codes. Whoa... my Q triggered the longest and most combusted discussion of the night! Who knew little ole me could cause such a ruckus :) (maybe when I was really young) totally unintentional but we can never get in that gate when walking into the community and wondered what the issue was; anyhow it ended up being put on the floor for a vote to fix the broken lock mechanism or to leave it unlocked all the time - what's the use of having all the other gates locked 24/7 if we're going to leave that one by the community center where most of the unwanted incidents are occurring? Anyways...turns out we had one in the crowd that was trying to make it a 'racist' issue... unbelievable. It seems as if, lately in the news and now our community is, if you don't like the outcome pull your 'racist card out of your back pocket' uuugh!! That just wrong. What is happening to the world around us and I could go on and on but I know I will ruin my night so I'll stop here and go catch some zzzzzzzzz
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MOTL out...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Crazy Weather

I so enjoy overcast with a cool breeze... It just makes me feel alive and if I don't do something outside it seems as if I'm missing out on life!
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Used up about two hours of energy before the sun decided to come out and rule the day... transplanted some bushes, filled the wheel barrel with rocks, prepping for the frontyard up coming project... experimented with the weed eater ~ scary thing ~ but I worked on dismantling the rock/fire pit garden and yeah! only had one little mishap... gave some hormones to some of the plants :) that sounds funny and then the breeze stopped, the Sun came out and decided to hug me with his heat... he chased me into the house... hmph
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Sure would like a soda but not bad enough to get in the car and go get one!
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Ginger was good while out front but she is starting to get a little more daring off her leash, so I have to watch her a bit more closely... and she doesn't like going back into the backyard once out front... it's cute but I sure don't like having to repeat myself or raise my voice... see, just like a child... sigh

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tuesday Tid Bits

very cool weather ~ I wish I had spent more time outside
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got a bit of morning rain so, I re-fertilized the front
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Craving PINK lemonade ~ did you know that lemon water preferably hot is great for combating cholesterol? Provided you don't add sweetener!
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I was a slacker most of the day... shame on me
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The misty weather was fun for our evening playtime with the kiddos
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Honey finished off the fertilizer on the last half of the backyard
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Cooked up some turkey treats for dinner
we watched the tube and then...
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I should of realized honey didn't feel like walking
I got him out of the house but that didn't go well...
we had a disagreement which, is very unusual for us
100 yards up the road he turned around and headed back home
Crikit & I continued on through the neighborhood
the still damp night made me feel so very alone
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but when we returned home sigh
he was no where to be found downstairs
so I got the dogs ready for bed, cleared up the kitchen
headed up to find that he was already asleep...
I don't like going to bed without clearing things up first but
that's life sometimes... sigh
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MONDAY notes: planted the ivy's and called the niece for a chat

Monday, October 15, 2007

PINK Casio Camera!

Great Cause plus an awesome GIVEAWAY! go-enter-link!

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Oh and don't forget to click out through way of the PINK logo on the side panel :)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wee Hours of the Morning Freak Out

i'll update later...
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okay now that a little time has gone by I guess I could say my title is a bit exaggerated
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So... I'm sleeping and in a very active dream where I heard my mother's voice (whom has passed and it's still hard...) however, I do not recall seeing her. Additionally, I cannot remember what the dream was about or any of the other people/places in it however...

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What I do remember it that it was fast-paced and a simultaneously sequenced "real life/dream" ~ In the dream I was rushing somewhere ~ In the semi-conscious state real life I was realizing I needed to go to the bathroom ~
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I moved so aggressively when I rolled over and jump out of bed that my movement woke up the hubby! But I think I was maybe moving fast in the dream!? I didn't even sit up I rolled into a standing position with the weight on my left leg and proceeded to take a large fast step with my right to only fall violently to the floor and my hands hit a wooden nightstand table which, was temporarily in an precocious place yet for that moment was in a great location to help me catch myself... both my hands slapped it hard to add to the confused state with the LOUD noise of the slap and my body hitting the floor in a sitting position...yet it kept me from hitting my head. Ultimately it helped me attempt to stand back up to only fall into bed and curl up into a fetal position because my right leg was in pain. I also needed to calm the weirded out hubby so he would go back to sleep, after all it was still the wee hours of the morning. I laid their in a freaked state of mind because it felt like I was in two worlds at the same time with two different agendas. In real life I actually hyper-extended my right leg when I took that large step; I didn't realize it then but I could not feel my right leg and it did not hold my weight but I felt the pain so I chose to ignore the nature call. The ability to be somewhat okay hours later and obtain an idea or comprehension of what a paralyzed person might experience left me scared, grateful, confused, freaked out and if I were to put down all my other emotions and feelings that could make this a really really long post!
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Anyhow, I am still in disbelief of it all and still have tenderness to the back of the right knee.
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strange huh?!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chocolate Craving Resolved ~ next ~

oooooh did my honey find the perfect quick fix for that awful chocolate craving, it's been haunting me for a while now!
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Marie Calendar's I Y Chocolate Cream Pie (Just Thaw & Serve)
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I am so content but for some strange reason, the chocolate thing has now changed to a banana craving. It's hard to figure out what my body is deficient of, to be having these odd ball cravings and NO I am not pregnant... lol
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Funny... last night when DOTL purchased the pie for our home Date I really didn't care too much for it. I didn't want to say anything, after all DOTL went out of his way to help me but after it completely thawed (overnight)... ooooh was it goood. Guess I should have paid more attention to the label on the box huh :)
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It triggered my memory of a "Cow Paddy Pie" I use to make... I plan to do so soon now. Oh and my version is sensational if I must toot my own horn :) ...of course you need to be a chocolate lover. I would say it's a cross between the Cream Pie we just had and Turtle Cheese Cake.
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I think I'll go buy a banana 'cos this has been going on for a couple of days... sheeesh what's next???
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Satisfied

So I stayed up late unintentionally therefore, choosing to ignore the 5 AM alarm. However, the TV woke up and I left it on so I would not go back into a deep sleep but I did reset the alarms to start going off at 5:35 AM to get me up and into the shower. However, I forgot to turn the other two off before stepping into the shower so the they successfully got me in and out of the shower in a matter of minutes which, is totally unusual for me.
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Well, the alarms were so successful that I was showered, ready and unloading the garage by 6:15 AM. Since my main goal was to sell our microwaves anything else was just for the possibility of more profit. The Spring sub-sales usually have more crowds so I was content with our sales by 10 AM and began packing the left overs. By 11:00 AM we were headed out the door and on our way to our favorite Mexican restaurant!
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Now I need a nap so catch ya later zzzzzzzzz
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Pitty Pout

It's Day Day! and I don't feel well... I would actually like to curl up in the lounge chair and indulge in an ice cream cake or something with my sweetheart.
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but nooooo...
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I need to get some things together for the sub-sale tomorrow! It doesn't mean we can't still have some kind of goodie! I think for the first time in years I am having some small reaction to this shot and that is why I was up most of the night... so it doesn't help that I'm tired too!
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But hey... I think a sweet sounds like a good remedy mmmmm just the thought of it...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Flu shot

ugh ~ at least it made me sit down and get somewhat caught up on my draft posts
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I wanted to do so much today around the house
I just found out there is a sub-garage sale this weekend
(hello where is the communication people??)
but my arm aches...
at least the weather's nice
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Whata Wednesday

mmm it made me think of Whataburger oooh wouldn't that taste good right now...

The weather was so nice I decided to do some garage cleaning then when I decided to take a break I went in to watch some soaps and shred mail and low and behold I notice that I finally got a credit card application in my MARRIED name. I was beginning to think that public records must not ever be updated considering we've been together for years and for years I have been receiving a whole heck of a lot of credit card apps in my maiden name. I just feel like I have to save that one :)
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Stuffed on left over pizza and spent about 2-minutes feeling guilty that we didn't walk last night boo on us and oh still hadn't updated any of the drafts...
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I seem to be slacking but I had a nice long chat with my LLF, I missed my shows but... oh well
there's always reruns :)
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Today's Mission

to complete all the previous posts that are still in draft mode!
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to walk tonight since we're having pizza for dinner
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to complete the doggies draft posts before I get bit!
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to find time to finish the drafts and visit my bloggie friends
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gosh how easy it is to get behind!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

MON ~ day

Came & went and I cannot remember anything other than we snuck out from dancing with the stars... I know, why would we be sneaking out, it's not like we had a party going on or anything and the kids well they were out playing...
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All I know is I had to go to the doctor and then give a blood sample and I was feeling blue so when I said I wanted a piece of chocolate cake or even a chocolate donut the honey said lets go!... as long as your driving... ugh I didn't want to drive but I sure did have a craving so we were BAD... we went to get my car some gas and we bought a bag of chocolate donuts and two bags of chips to munch on for the rest of our Monday shows...
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awwwwh it's so nice to fill a craving rather that fight it off... totally kicked blue's butt away!
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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Energy out the ying yang

We were tired from the late night but boy did we find some energy after picking up a couple of McMuffins... which by the way I tried the Huckleberry on and it was delicious!
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SO we:
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did the front lawn
did the poop patrol then the back lawn
used the lawn blower & vacuum bag to remove the abundance of leaves & acorns
tested the acorns and separated them
planted the yukas that were part of the hit & run
fertilized the front and part of the back
feed all the plants and trees
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oh and Sampson's (the attack dog up the road) dad was riding by and tried to coax Ginger over for a petting. She was in the front with me for a few minutes but I knew 'it ain't happenin' she boofed till they left :)
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we worked ourselves tired and to think Monday's not a work holiday for us... sigh
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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Game Night

Apparently going to bed early causes one to wake up early... what a concept lol
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SO I had this coupon for Office Max that expired today; I got up and ready pretty fast then said honey aren't you ready? IT worked he got ready really quick! Usually I'm the slow one :) so while we were at this new shopping strip we decided to check out World Market 'cos the babe had no ideal what kinda store it was... Then we headed home chowed on the angel hair left overs from Date Day and then we headed back out the door to go to the garden center. I wanted to find out what type of bush/tree I was given a few years ago that is soooo beautiful and the garden show had their live radio show going on and guess who was on the radio ticktock ticktock time up you guessed it ~ ME! oh and there was Swanson's free ice cream ooooh the ice cream sandwich was soooooo gooood!! We purchased the fertilizer then went home and I cooked a sensational lunch if I say so myself... then napped to replenish energy for the football game while the honey watched the AZ game.
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Almost forgot: In between all that I talked my honey into stopping and helping me pick up the left overs of three huge yuka's that someone ran down. While unloading them into the backyard the grandpa neighbor decided to cross over while going to the mailbox and I was a tad nervous cos we had all three dog without their leashes sniffing the front corner. Well thank the Lord they are relatively well behaved and they didn't growl or bark at neighbor and though Crikit's hair began to raise and I think neighbor got a bit nervous, Crikit listened when DOTL told her to settle and go home which means get in the backyard. Ginger who usually runs from any human actually trotted after him till he said 'no Ginger' and I think she was shocked he said her name and she stopped but then Sparky with his flapping ears and big grin started trotting up to neighbor and the moment neighbor reached out to pet him Sparky ducked and cowered away. That's why Crikit quickly took attention and slowly walked over to him with her tail wagging which, for DOTL and me we know is her trick to get someone close to only turn around and snip at them to scare them away. I'm just glad none of them barked their scary bark so he wouldn't think bad of them.
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Oh and I got to talk with my sister in PA... niece Elizabeth's mom
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The game started off great and then simmered down. One of the band's didn't show cos they were at a competition and we had a couple of inconsiderate bleacher patrons and at the end of the game the star running back got injured and ended his HS football career but since he is already committed to OSU he's set. The one thing I am grateful for is the honey dropping me off to get seats because he ended up parking almost a mile away!!! We even left home early to ensure we got parking but if we had only known one of the large parking lots was blocked off for another HS homecoming dance we would have left two hours before game time. At least the team we were cheering for won...
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Had to play with the kids when we got home cos they acted neglected and then to bed we went exxxxhausted!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Date Day & Errands galore

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What a morning... so I didn't start off as early as I wanted to but I got out the door early enough to get to the High School before the students got out for lunch. Boy the new edition to the campus went up fasssst. Anyway, I followed the same path I took last year to buy tickets on campus and when I entered the door it definitely had been rearranged, so I greeted the student and made that comment to only get a snubbish response ugh kids and their no manner actions really pinch my nerve... so I headed over to the area where I use to get the tickets and (excuuuuuse me lady behind the desk could I have disturbed you not working when your suppose to be any more? helllllo I am contributing to this campus athletic fund by buying two tickets so be pleasant why don't cha) but she was rude to say the least. I wanted to give her a lesson on manners but I knew to walk a way! No wonder the student at the greeters desk was as rude as she was when I first walked in... huh but on a good note, at least I saved a couple of dollars and time by buying them at the school instead of standing in the long line to buy them at the game.
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Since I was out and about, my intentions are to do as much as possible to save gas. I headed to my dad's house to give him a belated birthday gift and quickly realized that I should have called though 'cos of all times they were not home... quite unusual but nonetheless I left the gift and headed to the best Dollar store in town. I roamed every isle and it was relaxing and I got some good deals! Made it all worthwhile.
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Honey gets home early on Friday's and because 'never ending' is actually ending I knew we were headed that way for our Date Day mmmm no complaints from me
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Upon filling our bellies to complete contentment we headed for the warehouse grocery store that was close. Best way to visit when your full... SO we got the few things we needed and headed over to my local nieces house. I was too excited about the birthday gift we got her and I wanted her to have it right away. Actually, since I like to celebrate my birthday all month long I was tempting her to do the same 'cos after all she will be


~ sweet sixteen ~

She's looking too adorable and well, we visited for a few while waiting for my sister to get home so I could pick up some things she had for me/us. Also, they brought us some souvenirs from their summer vacation and wow who ever knew there was such a thing as Wild Huckleberry Jam and ooooh it is so goooood!
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Well, to bed early it will be a long day tomorrow since the game doesn't start till the evening! It will be the number 1 vs the number 2 team in the city with one of the best High School running backs in the Nation! Plus both bands are really good.
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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thursday again wow

SO... I had a whole lot of tasks to complete today and well I cancelled them!


Turns out the honey was wrong and the game is Saturday not tonight!


yeah! I didn't fill like getting out into the world today


plus I really don't feel like typing


I may update later but we'll see...

Found It

Thank goodness! Now I can get the new tag at the grocery store just down the road (the deadline was today) instead of going across town and waiting in the long line. And to think I had the renewal card in my purse for the longest time and then I changed purses'...
it's now apparent I thought I was putting the form in a safe memorable spot ... lol ...
it was right in front of my face every time I was at the computer... go figure
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I'm feeling a little off today... I hope the walk tonight helps

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Just Bit's

The weather has been so nice I made it a point today to hang out front with Ginger and pick up acorns.
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Yuck, our new neighbor's are loud but what can you do, at least so far it's not been a regular thing.
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I had a whole slue of errands to run but since I could not find my auto registration renewal well, I decided to focus on gathering recycle items for Thursday pickup and look for the form of course.
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Watched Private Practice which, I thought was going to be more of a humorous show but the main storyline got the tears rolling. Some may say it's just a show but the story line of babies being accidentally switched at birth, the parents find out, the mistake is corrected and each have to deal with the heartache of it all. The more devastating twist was that one family that had the healthy baby learned their true baby had a short time to live. I could feel the pain and all the actors did a phenomenal job.
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Thank goodness the ankle was better and we headed out the door with Sparky for our evening walk. The girls were not happy they were left behind but the boy sure did love it. He kept us at a fast pace! You go boy!
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Hmmm well, Tuesday I know I was busy but... what I do remember is that I went grocery shopping and met a truly interesting soul, Pat. After a long chat about history/war he experienced, I encouraged him to start a blogspot for his family and friends. I'll let y'all know if he does since we have already exchanged e's, I feel certain he will let me know once he starts. Oh and if anyone saw the Ellen show... oh my gosh I fell in love with that little girl... so adorable in every way and I am certain she is going to make her mark in this world... definitely a gift from God... it was a blessing that I stopped to watch... but by evening both of us felt too tired to walk... ~sigh~ it happens...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

~ Splat ~ pass it on...

UPDATE: I didn't win but it was fun anticipating...

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isn't that a song? ~ whata girl wants whata girl needs ~ -
actually it's ~ whata blog wants what a blog needs ~
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Honestly, what I really want... I want to win! THERE I said it but... I thought I would be nice and pass it on ~ the opportunity that is, for my blog friends to enter... good luck all
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Mom of The Lot out... with crossed fingers!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer touches and ultimately changes lives forever. It invaded my family and I lost my mother to the ugly 'C'. It is still hard to accept.
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Although, I am proud to share that my sister will be 8-years well from breast cancer this December. Therefore, I encourage all women young and old to seek out a mammogram and if you can't afford it, look for the programs in your area that help those in need. If possible request a digital... they are amazingly clear.
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October though is designated specifically to Breast Cancer Awareness which, is another way of saying ... do your self-exams... not only this month but every month. In addition, a selfless act of kindness could save a life... remind all those you know and even those you don't know to do their own exams.
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If you would, every time you visit Our Lot, please leave by way of 'clicking out' on the pink Cancer logo on the side panel. Your selfless click will help support free mammogram programs... Thank You!

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Remember, when you find it early a cure is possible! Go Pink!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Yeah! SPECIAL Day! ~ 30th ~

Wish we could celebrate with you

Elizabeth
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X O X O X O X O X

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Happy Birthday!

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My Sweet Little Niece

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sure miss you, e is on it's way








Saturday, September 29, 2007

Yeah! SPECIAL Day! ~ 29th ~

Y Happy Birthday Dad Y
Y Lots of Love Love Y
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uh not you dad of the lot ... my dad
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100th ~ Post!
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reEEjected

once again I tried to save some lives
my attempt since Wednesday to triple my daily required iron count
without taking a pill did raise my level but...
it still did not meet their standards ~boohoo~
and the deadline for the summer certificate well...
is now gone
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Friday, September 28, 2007

Can't wipe the smile off...

It's Date Day!

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well, actually it will be Date Night this time

we've skipped Friday Night Lights the last two or three weeks

we had such scrumptious meals...

so we are going to eat light and then snack at the game!

one of the best match-ups of the season tonight...

woohoo I've already got the tickets!


ankle kinda better

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Today was a day...

by the time I arrived home from the planned errands well...
I was melancholy and had a tweaked ankle
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It didn't help that I watched a bit of the funeral before I headed out the door
It didn't help that it took forever to find the HS to buy tickets
It didn't help that I got somewhat lost on my way back
It didn't help that everything I intended to purchase did not meet my needs
It didn't help that I tweaked my ankle before I left the store parking lot
It didn't help that I remembered that I forgot a few things shortly after I left
It didn't help that I had to make a 2nd stop on the way home w/a tweaked ankle
then later...
It didn't help that Ugly Betty's sisters portion of the premiere hit my heart hard
It didn't help that Greys Anatomy continued the pulling of my heart strings
It didn't help that I couldn't take Sparky for 'his turn' health walk
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today was a day ~ sigh
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I finally did it...

yup... I cut the 5th and most likely last ponytail for 'Locks of Love'

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For those who have not heard of this foundation, it makes wigs for children fighting illness' that rob them of their hair. The wigs are made from 10-inches or more of human hair donations.
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Yesterday I cut off a 19-inch ponytail donation. However, had I not been scared of going really short, I could have given 27-inches. In the past, I gave 12-inch ponytail donations on four separate occasions. But now those unwelcomed natural highlights are making themselves at home, hmmm to color or not to color that is now the question...
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Today, I went to donate blood and dang if they didn't reject my iron count. I shall head over Saturday to try again so wish me luck. I'm gonna focus on eating a lot of IRON contributing food items, no caffeine and for me to go back is a sacrifice 'cos that needle prick flipping hurts... then when you try both hands and still get rejected... ugh! I then have to suffer the pain in the fingers for a day or two... that's right I'm delicate... lol so... let me have my pity party for now okay...

Monday, September 24, 2007

I just have to share...

Well, yesterday I could not find my c-phone. In the evening I could hear a beep and knew I had a message but I was lazy and half attempted to look for it. However, when we were ready to call it a night, I picked up the house phone and called myself...lol that sounds just funny to me anyways, I found it deep down in the lounge chair... but point in case was that my caller ID on my home phone showed a missed call on the 21st! Oh my goodness it just so happened to be a dear 'long lost friend' and I missed the call ugh!
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SO what did I do at a decent time this morning? You got it ~ I called her and it was as if we picked up right where we left off... Now that's a friendship
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