Monday, July 27, 2009

Really Quick question

I am not sure if this has been posted by someone before or not but here it goes.
As I was driving to get my diet soda yesterday I spotted a rollerblade on the side of the road, so my question is, where is the other one? Where is the owner? Are they missing their one rollerblade, or shoe or whatever it is that may be laying randomly along side the road? Just curious.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today is the Keeper's Birthday!!!!

Haap-py Birth-day, haappy, haappy birthday to you to you to you!!! (wow that was hard to type).

This is how I imagine you looked as a toddler...feety pj's and cowboy hat.

Fast foward to forty years aren't you purdy with the hat, too bad I didn't get a pic of you in those feety jammies when I was there.LOL.

Since I couldn't be at the surprise party on Saturday, I figures I would send some cyber gifts your way.

A cake I had to eat without you but you were the inspiration

A new hat, it doesn't have the strap to hold on when you get drunk so be careful

And last but not least

some 40 year old scotch...all yours..just for you.

Happy Birthday~~~~~Love you!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fun filled weekend

My weekend started off on Friday, I took Peepers to see Dora and Diego. We arrived at our destination , I think along with every other cheap parent in town that opted for the free visit instead of the more fun option you had to pay for later in the evening. We walked in and I spotted them, I thought this isn't so bad. We walked right up to them, too bad it was the END (exit) of the line. I looked to where the kids were coming from that were visiting Dora and Diego and followed with it to where it ended. Peepers did a wonderful job waiting 50 mins. , she was so excited. We got about 4 families away so I picked her up so she could see them. She started yelling, saying 'HI Dora.' Finally we were one family away, YAY!! Dora went on BREAK. What? Are you kidding me? Oh well, she likes Diego just as much. Finally our turn comes up and she is scared, she wants nothing to do with him now. I talked her into having her picture taken but I had to hold her.
She was just as happy with the sucker they gave her and the fact we were going to pick up the Diva and her friend.

On Saturday the Diva, her friend, and Peepers went and stayed with Ma and the Mouse with her Grandpa so Cookie and I could go to our favorite bar which was hosting a poker run for childrens cancer. Cookie had to work so I opeted to ride with a friend. I arrived at the bar about 10:30 am, and started drinking (I hadn't yet eaten so it didn't take much to feel it).
My friendly little bartender:)

I had plans to get a lot of pics but I fell short in that department. I was too busy talking to everyone I hadn't seen in awhile because I have been all about school. All in all, it was a great day. There were 200 riders that showed up to support the cause and many more later when we returned.
This is our friend that was nice enough to let me ride with him. Although, he could have told me my hair was all funked up. By the time we got back (3 and 1/2 hrs later), my butt was sore. Still is. (Hey Keeper, do you recognize him?)
I stayed for about another hour and a half with my sister then I came home to nap (I wasn't letting the kidless thing go without a nap). Cookie stayed and worked (I think he was just really drinking) until 10pm. I had to go pick him up in my pajama's.
It turned out to be a wonderful weekend all around.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Proof of Procrastination

As some may know, mom works at a greenhouse and loves her job. Her yard has beautiful flowers, with the placement that makes sense and the landscaping is always tended to. I on the other hand have in NO way inherited her green thumb. I am satisfied as long as the yard is mowed, leaves are raked, bushes are cut back and the really noticeable weeds are pulled. I do not have one living plant in my house because if the cats don't kill it, I probably would. I don't even have fake flowers because they also require keeping (dusting) and we know how I hate that.
Anyway back to my original thought. Mom buys things form the said greenhouse and brings them to me. I wonder what I am suppose to do with these beautiful plants, so I put them somewhere that they will get water and sunshine. She purchased these for me last year and I had no idea where to plant them so I put them on the hot tub outside and that is where they have been for about a year now. When I got them they were full bloom and looked beautiful. Over the last few months I looked at them and thought how awful that I let them die, then last week I noticed that they were sprouting some greenery.

Cookies dad is suppose to come over next weekend to help us pull out some trees. He too has a green thumb and can tell you every plant you have growing. I really liked this one and I plan on planting it somewhere hopefully next weekend as long as it is what it is suppose to be and not some weed or tree that has blown in there to fool me.

And this one also has sprouts, and will also be planted somewhere

Every Mother's Day mom buys me flowers from the girls. She asked if she could take Peepers to the greenhouse for my flowers, I said, 'please don't buy me anymore flowers because I have't even finished planting last years.' I really thought she would notice the ones on the hot tub and think, I am NOT buying her ANYMORE, but NOOOO, this is what they come home with.

There are a couple in there that I really like and plan on making sure they get planted also next weekend.

This next picture is of a flower the Mouse brought home from school and I just rolled my eyes, do these people not know me yet? I must admit the mouse only has around 4 yrs. with me, but mom has 40!!! Anyhoo, this flower as gone from looking beautiful like this, to brown and dead, back to this. I told her to take it with her this weekend to her grandpa or great grandma.

P.S. Mom when we get those trees pulled, I'll be ready for my Clematis. That is one I know I will get planted immediately.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Stretch the brain

I received this in my e-mail, it may be old but I just seen it, so I am posting it

More Brain Stuff . . From Cambridge University

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!

I was impressed how true this was.

Another one:
Count every " F " in the following text:



6 -- no joke.

Really, go Back and Try to find the 6 F's before you scroll down.

The reasoning behind is further down.

The brain cannot process "OF".

I'll admit I counted only three and went back over it several times.

Monday, June 1, 2009

I'm Back, so I say

I had planned on returning sooner but for some reason being out of school hasn't given me any more time.
I have pictures from my vacation with the Keeper that I will try to get posted soon. I have gotten them loaded. (There's a surprise)
I have been running non stop since school has been out. Now I am just trying to adjust to the kids being out of school too. I am not ready for this. Too add to the insanity our dryer broke, and a line to the water softener busted a couple weeks ago. We noticed after the floor was wet enough in the closet and mold half way up the wall, we spent the weekend ripping that out and he is determined to FIX the dryer instead of getting one. Men, geesh!!!
Anyway, I have decided to MAKE time so I can reconnect with ya'll. It will take some time to get back into the swing of things but I will.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Finally, finals are next week. SO ready for this semester to be over so I can get back to blogging :)

I am thinking of building an ark. It has rained here 18 out of 30 days this month and the 10 day forecast, rain EVERY day!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Be Back Soon

I know I have been MIA, ever since I got home from Florida, school has taken over. I have about 3 weeks to go then I am off to Florida to visit the Keeper again. YAY!! I have taken the summer off from school so I will be able to finally catch up. I am finally going to be done with classes and into externs this fall, the down side to this is a JOB comes next. I have become used to not working, it will be a change.

This was sent to me by the Rock in my e-mail, thought it was good.

Listen up City Slickers !

1. Pull up your droopy pants. You look like an idiot.

2. Turn your cap right, your head isn't crooked.

3. Let's get this straight;

it's called a "dirt road." I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you=2 0drive, you're going to get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.

4. They're called cattle. They're live steaks. That's why they smell funny to you. But they smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? Rt. 70 goes east & west, I-65 goes north & ; south. Pick one.

5. So you have a $60,000 car? We're impressed. We have $150,000 corn pickers and hay balers that are driven only 3 weeks a year.

6. So every person in rural Indiana waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept.

7. If that cell phone rings while an 8-point buck and 3 does are coming in, we WILL shoot it out of your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.

8. Yeah, we eat 'tater
s & gravy, beans & cornbread. You really want sushi & caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop.

9. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.

10. We open doors for women. That is applied to all women, regardless of age.

11. No, there's no "vegetarian special" on the menu. Order steak. Or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham & turkey.

12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup. Oh, yeah.... We don't care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat... IT AIN'T REAL CHILI!!

13. You bring "coke" into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice.

14. You bring "Mary Jane" into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

15. College and High School Football is as important here as the Lakers and the Knicks, and a site more fun to watch.

16. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards -- it
spooks the fish.

17. Colleges? We have them all over. We have State Universities , Community Colleges, and Vo-techs. They come outta there with an education plus a love for God and country, and they still wave at everybody when they come home for the holidays.

18. We have a whole ton of folks in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines . So don't mess with us. If you do, you'll get whipped by the best.

19. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump crap ain't music, anyway. We don't want to hear it any more'n we want to see your boxers. Refer back to #1.

20. 4 inches isn't a blizzard - it's a flurry. Drive in it like you got some sense, and DON'T take all our bread, milk, and bleach from the grocery stores. This ain't Alaska . Worst case you may have to live a whole day without croissants. The pickups with snow blades will have you out the next day.

Excited to catch up with everyone soon.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Chicken Salad

This is a post I wrote last week and forgot.

I love chicken salad so when Marlene from Country Girl on the Chesapeake Bay wrote this post on chicken salad I had to try it.

I made it yesterday morning , my only substitution was sunflower seeds. Then I proceeded with everything else. I put it in the refrigerator so it could finish chilling and so the flavors would come together. I could hardly wait, so about an hour later I pulled it out and got some whole wheat grain bread (sorry Marlene) and made me a sandwich. As I was eating I was thinking, this is some GOOD shit chicken salad. The more I ate the more I was loving it. I finished my sandwich and within an hour I made another one...hehe
The girls wanted it for there lunch and I made them take their processed deli turkey because if they took it that would be that much less left and I am not sharing the chicken salad. You can say I am bad if you want but it will not change my attitude about MY chicken salad.
So the point of the post: Thank you Marlene, that is some GREAT chicken salad and now I am known as a Selfish mother..hehe

BTW I am in 1st out of 106 in the brackets. YAY for me!! That will change considerably this week unless Louisville loses.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tournament Begins

It's Thursday and that means the start of the NCAA tournament begins. I am anxious to see how well I do with my bracket picks. I am really second guessing my Final pick but Cookie told me not to change it and if I learned anything in school it's DON'T CHANGE YOUR ANSWER. Besides, I really have no clue, the tournament and an occasional Purdue game are the extent of my love for BB. So at 12:25 today I will plop myself down in front of the TV and hope for the best.

On another note: I remember as a kid having Bugles and putting them on my fingers as fingernails so I bought some the other day and started to show Peepers what to do with them. Between then and now my fingers no longer fit in the opening of the Bugles and the opening is so small that you have to dig for a good one to fit her fingers. What happened? That was the fun of having Bugles. They still taste good but a lot saltier than I remembered.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I know some people get sick of kid stories but I just love what comes out of a child's mouth because they speak without thinking anything about what they say.

Peepers and I were on our way to one of our favorite stores yesterday when she yelled from the back seat, 'Look Mommy there's daddy's truck.' I said what, daddy's @ work, remember we just talked to him. Her reply, No, look it's daddy's beer truck, that's daddy's truck!! LOOK! As I look at the truck going through the intersection this is what I see.I thought, 'He Only Wishes that was his.'

Once we arrived to Tar-jay and walking around doing some shopping there was a mother and her children by the milk and ice cream the kids were asking for Ice cream and talking somewhat loudly. Peepers was on the other side of the cart so she couldn't see them but the mother could hear her when she announced, ' Mommy I hear the Chipmunks.'I again respond with a 'WHAT? She tells me she hears The Chipmunks, do you hear them mom? I turn to look at something and by golly that ladies children DO sound like The Chipmunks. Being the wonderful mom I am, as I am laughing I explain to her that those are the children talking and we need to be quiet.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I have messed up. I went and changed my template and now I have to go in and fix a lot of stuff. This has already taken more time than anticipated and it is too nice a day to be doing this so for the time being I am under construction. I have already listened to the whole Elton John CD and I am not finished yet. I even lost my navi bar to make posting easier so I had to go a round-about way to get here. I'll hopefully have this fixed before spring break is over.

Gonna go clean my car out today. Kids are fighting the blankets and bags for places to put their feet and Cookie changed my tire when I got a flat, do you think anything was put back into place? If you guessed NO you are right. I cannot put groceries in my trunk which makes seating tricky with no floor room or trunk room. It's time to clean it out.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Finally some pics

Okay, sorry this has taken so long. Our plane touched down back into Indy and the cold I get every time kicked in and has kicked my ass.

As not to be disappointed, we arrived at the Keepers and she offered Cookie a beer and had the margarita machine ready. Why yes, I would love a margarita!! As we drank we were trying to decide where to go because of course I was hungry. We ended up going to Fish Tales because I could get the best of both, crab legs and margaritas..Yum-my!!

I think she may be trying to hurry that drink...she was busy running her mouth and didn't realize I had ordered myself another one.My crab legs and margarita. Looking at the picture that margarita sure looks GOOD.

After we left there we went to Sneakers. This is a bar that reminds me of my digs here at home.
We decided to play a bowling game as we drank our alcohol.

Look at that form. You've got to get the foot kick in the action too.

The Keeper and Cookie.

A Royal Butt was needed to cheer the occasion. We couldn't get the other two to participate in shots. Wimps!!!The Keeper apparently took the camera and captured Bud Man and herself:)
Not sure what kind of face she was trying to make.

Problems with the pants? Don't want anything messing up her shot.

Cookie all serious.
Don't they look enthused? Cookie HATES to have his picture taken.

Bud Man is up.

After we left the bar, as if we didn't have enough of the sports, we went home made some more beverages and played the Wii. We had a Blast.

Cookie and I will finally be breaking down and getting ourselves one of these.
I woke up feeling like SHIT!!! Didn't drink that heavily the rest of the time. (I have been a bit out of practice due to school)
This was our first night. I used a disposable camera at the beach so I have to get my ass up to take it in. It was suppose to be Cookies 'Hot Chick Camera' but I ended up using it because he wasn't and I really didn't want to take my good one to the beach.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go...

Let's all join in... 'I'm Leavin on a Jet Plane'

In less than 12 hours I will be here. YAY!!!
Hopefully lots of pictures will be taken that we can share.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I have become overwhelmed. I am packed and ready to go on vacation but that is about as far as I have gotten.
I have two big tests tomorrow I should be studying for right now instead of posting but I cannot get into it.
I should be cleaning, I need to scrub the floors, sweep and change our sheets (I always have to have clean sheets when I return from vacation).
I have to type up Temp Guardian papers for the Mouse
I need to pack our carry-ons and make sure I have tickets and confirmations we need
I could list several more things but these are the ones that keep popping to me.

Oh well, I will be in Florida with the Keeper this time on Thursday (most likely having an alcoholic beverage:) ) and my house will still be a mess when I get home.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

A few years ago my hairdresser left town and I have not liked anything done to my hair since. I had one that came close and she warranted a few trips back, but I just really always wanted to go somewhere knowing I can say 'do what you want' and have it turn out being something you like. I wanted Kelly back!!
The Rock (CS husband) was at lunch one day and guess who he ran into, yep Kelly, she informed him she was back in town. I was so elated when mom told me this, I asked mom where she was and she said the Rock didn't ask. WHAT?!! So I sent mom on a mission to find out. She called her previous place of employment but we never got anywhere. Somewhere out there is a woman that can do my hair damn it!!
A few weeks later mom called to let me know The Rock ran into Kelly again only this time he got the much needed information..YAY!! I called a couple weeks ago and got myself an appointment for myself, I waited and waited. Finally the time came yesterday for me to walk in, sit down, and say do whatever:)
This is what I ended up with
It really does look great. I cannot take a decent picture for some reason.
This is the first time in about three years I have lightened my hair. Cookie and the Diva don't like it. To that I say who cares, Peepers and I do!!

UPDATE: I went to tan yesterday and they had someone there working on that damn door lock. Still if I get placed in that bed I will be leary about locking that door.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Help me

Okay a generic version cuz of limited time.

I went to tan yesterday, the first time in about three years. The little girl was very friendly and helpful. She let me take in extra towels and cleaner because I will not tan unless I too can clean my bed before hand. Anyway she showed me all the operating buttons and how to lock my door. she left and I locked the door behind her and got into the bed. Fast forward to me being done and ready to leave, I unlocked the door and it will not open. Shit!! I fiddle with the lock about another minute (seemed like 10) still cannot get out. I started yelling over the wall, no help came. Messed with the lock a bit more, still nothing. Yelling over the wall , NOTHING!!! About five minutes into my ordeal and in panic mode (the walls are closing in) the nice little girl finally comes to my door and asks if I need help. Why yes, I do, I am locked in here. She finally gets the door open after some prying and says to me, 'oh, this door sticks sometimes.' YOU THINK!! It took me several minutes to recover. Needless to say if I get that bed again, I will not be locking the door.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cooking my brain

This was sent to me in an e-mail from The Rock. It's pretty wild, we have gotten rid of our land line, makes you think about using that cell phone.
click on this link to see what cell phones can do to popcorn POPCORN!?

Note to The Keeper: you know we've got to do this.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Who is the Hottie?

Last night I signed onto Facebook and was looking through the daily jabber when I stumbled upon these pictures of a friend that was tagged. I opened the pictures to see what they were all about, by the time I got to the second picture I had tears and nearly peed myself from laughing so hard. I had to call her up and tell her how hilarious I found these pictures. I am still laughing today as I am typing this. BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Can you guess who this is?

Does that pose look familiar? Maybe this will help.Yes, this is my lovely friend The Keeper.
She and a few others on Facebook have declared picture war. I am quit worried on what may come out of this but it is funny as shit. (I have never known shit to be funny, just an expression)

To the Keeper: REMBER you gave me the go ahead when I said I was doing this.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lack of post, sorry.
I have been trying to work ahead in school. You see, I scheduled my Florida vacation to coincide with my Spring Break. Well, in looking at the calendar I noticed my Spring Break is the following week so I have to get work done before I leave for the classes I will miss and also have done what will be due when I get back. Oh well, hopefully it will be worth it (sunny and warm every day:))

On another note:
I have been doing good on my quest to get a half way decent bathing suit body (at least one I can live with) . I took a nap on Saturday and woke up thinking, it's Valentine's Day, one little Resee's will not hurt too bad. I was on my way to the kitchen to ask Cookie to go buy me one when he pulls this out


I have to admit, Peepers and I have eaten a little of this, I am not quit sure what to do with all of this. How long does chocolate keep? It used to never last long around here before but I am showing great willpower:)

Friday, February 6, 2009

What is it?

Peepers has started a preschool program. Yay, we are so proud of her. She loves it.

Well yesterday I picked her up and was handed her papers that she has been working on. When we got home Peepers and I went through these papers and there was much praise. I am trying to keep her excited about this experience and instilling in her see how proud I am, so she picked one to hang on the refrigerator.

This was her choice, I wasn't sure what it was suppose to be. I was just proud that she glued a strip of paper and some straws on a piece of paper all by herself.

After a few hours of this hanging on the fridge Peepers was talking about toothbrushes and I was asking,'What, you want to brush your teeth?'
She replied, 'NO, my toothbrush,' as she pointed to the picture. I would have never guessed it.
I thought to myself, okay I see it now. I was even more proud, my daughter actually constructed something (her first put together project at school):)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Ba-Don-K-Donk is going nowhere!!!

I have been so proud of my progress in the BBS, in all I have lost 12 lbs.
The only problem with this is looking in the mirror:

The thunder thighs - check, still there:(
The ba-don-k-donk butt - check, still there, SHIT!
The muffin top - check, still there minus 1 (only 1) inch, now come on

You wanna guess what is gone and missing? Yep, the only place I seem to have lost an ounce, the breast, which now resemble the ant hills I sported in school. Are you kidding me, WTF? Why can I not pick and choose where the weight goes from. What am I going to do with the awesome VS bras I just bought in October? Stuff them?!!haha.

I am still not giving up hope. I plan on continuing this journey because I have already bought some new summer clothes for my new body that should be here soon because there isn't much left to go up top.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

I have a place reserved
Just for you in my heart
Because in my life
You'll always be a part

Wherever you are
What ever you do
Remember there is someone
Who cares and loves you
Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!
Sorry for being so generic but my computer time has been consumed by research.
I love you all the same:)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Big Hair and The Crue

I recently reunited with a friend from high school through Facebook. I was scrolling through some of my pictures that I have managed to scan onto the computer and there we were. I started laughing, looking at us.

I believe the year was 1985, I was 16 and we were in Indy at our 1st concert

MOTLEY CRUE - Theatre of Pain Tour. Oh, how I worshiped them, I loved them.
The drawback to going to your first concert is over protective parents. We had to have a chaperon and guess who that ended up being...what, give up? It.was.MY.MOM!!!! So much for that party. Oh well, we were pretty much able to stay in a haze anyway thanks to our fellow seatmates.... Hehehe. Sneaky weren't we?
I continued to go to every concert they performed in Indy until I was about 20yrs old and I attended one two weeks after Peepers was born (only alcohol was involved this time). That was when I felt old, although I was still able to sing and rock right along with them and I no longer looked like this..Haha

That's the young version of me in the middle. I guess I shouldn't have been so fast to comment on Cool Breeze's shades but on the brighter side are you envious BHE? Bwhahaha!!! And yes, we were smoker's then too. (I reunited with the one in the red on Facebook)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Indy (Part 2)

Have I mentioned I cannot take a decent picture?

Very busy week, between extra homework and being sleep deprived I haven't been able to post.

Let me just say it was extremely cold and I was told we only had a half block walk outside to the convention center. OH NO WE DID NOT!!! It was more like two blocks. I am glad the Keeper got a picture of herself looking like a yellow Kermit because I was too cold to remove my camera and take a picture. Although in her picture you could see more than her eyes and nose. She was really bundled in previous trips.

She wanted me to stay another night but I had to get home to finish up homework and I will see her in Florida where it is not freezing.

Mom and the Rock came down Saturday and brought Peepers with them. She LOVED the hotel. She had to ride home with them because we were parked in two different garages and they had her car seat so when I was kissing her bye she decided to jump and hit my nose so hard I had to sit for a minute and she bloodied it. OUCH!!! It knocked me for a loop. Peepers and PA(The ROCK) walking downtown

When I got home I was changing and busted my lip on the rocking chair and then Cookie accidentally hit my eye with his head and knocked my glasses into my eyes, hurting me even further. Now that my whole face had been beat up, I started thinking maybe I should have stayed. Hahaha. (I wasn't able to touch my nose until yesterday without pain, now it just feels a little sore)

Okay Pictures: Sporty Girl and The Diva
They have grown soooo much!!

I had to tell Cheer Girl not to look so enthused

The Keeper and Budman doing what they do all so well, DRINKING!

We were actually trying to get a picture of the guy behind me and his funked up hair.
The Keeper was making fun of my turtleneck but then retreated when she realized it was actually something we here in Indiana do to help keep warmer. Oh, how easily one forgets.

And the best

Love this pic, The Keeper posed for me....Hahaha
(Keeper: were you worried?)