Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My ldh just talked to lss and he has requested me to make more cookies.
Don't I feel special. Wonder what else I could make him for the dorm?
Just had to share.
It made me feel good!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Do you like pickels?

Do you like your pickels fried?
If so here is a very simple receipe.
First thing to know I don't measure when I cook.
Take pickels (you can use any varity you like, I used the spears) and dry them on a paper towel. While they are drying put batter together.
Turn your fryer to 350 degrees.
Take your pancake batter,1 egg,and water and mix well try to get all lumps out.
You want the batter thick so it will stick to the pickel. If you do a regular jar of pickels it does not take alot of batter. I made way to much. You can always make more batter.
I added a little seasoning salt after the batter was mixed.
I fried them for about 3 mins.
When they are golden brown I then put them out on a paper towel.
Serve with ranch dressing

Fried tortilla chips.
Turn fryer on to 350 degrees.
Cut totilla shells (burritos) into big bite size pieces.
Fry tortilla chips for about 10-15 secs. or until golden brown.
Drain them on paper towels and salt when warm.
Serve with Salsa or cheese dip

Things found in my parents yard

Pretty little flowers. That is to be sung, like in Young Frankenstein

Pete Rose, No Rose Moss or is it Moss Rose? You decide

Mom said this one comes in yellow then turns white. Cool huh

Morning Glory

Earth worm, fishing anyone?

This one was digging a hole. Do you remember the book "The Diggest Dog"?

Roots. Pretty neat to look at.

Taking down the pool

This is not a picture I took.

But isn't it beautiful and soothing? I need both today.
I woke up in a fighting mood and in a weepy mood and just not feeling good.

Alls I want to do is go crawl back into bed and stay there. Not possible, I have to work then my brother and I are going to go tear down the pool at mom and David's.
Should go rather fast with all the help.

Renita, I should not have messed with a good thing. What was I thinking? Was I that miserable with out it? No I think not. Yeah I know, I did the right thing but man it can go away and never come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On a good note the job is going great, learning alot of new things. The Dr. is nice and patient. Which helps when I mess up.

Miss the neices and nephew terribly. E-man has a football game Monday and I won't get to go. I hope mom takes alot of pics. Or Rebecca does and then posts them. HINT HINT.

My oldest lss has been e-mailing regularly. He is enjoying college. Been there a month and has already changed his major. Still pre-med. How long that will last who knows. They say kids change their major at least 3 times before they graduate. We just hope that whatever he decides on will make him happy.

My youngest and last lss is a Jr. in H.S. and is doing really well. B's and C's!!!!!!!!! He is sprouting wings. Doing more things and trying new things. Which is great!!!!! He tends to be a homebody like his father.

My lb is doing good. He is having problems with Tasha (his dog). She is acting sooooooooooooo weird. He's afaird that she is dying. She is 13 yrs old. So Please pray for him and Tasha. It would destroy him if something happened to her.

My lh is also doing good. His job keeps him busy. He has grown fond of a stray cat. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you know me I am not an animal lover at all. Does anybody want 3 cats and a bird that doesn't know what it means to shut the H#&* up. Oh my word!!!! If I could just pinch his head off I would feel better. I won't, don't like animals but would never hurt them. I can dream tho can't I? To bad you can't hear him now. SHUT UP already.

Well make it a great day. Me I am going to go to work, tear down the pool and then climb back into to bed with a heating pac.

Make it go away PLEASE

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Never to old

I was at wally world the other night and guess who I saw?
One of my favorite adopted grandmothers. Grandma Lou!!!!!!
She is my best friends gramndmother. Since Vonne lives in Texas she is the closest I can get to having Vonne here.
Grandma Lou just told me she is taking an intro to dancing class thru the college. Isn't that great.

So the question is, Are you ever to old to try new things?

What is stopping you from trying?

Can't be because you are to old, there are tons of Seniors doing crazy stuff and trying new things.

So go out and live life to the fullest

Sunday, September 14, 2008

You Belong in 1952

You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

More of he kids



The kids are here

Sarah being cool in her new sunglasses

Hannah being funny in hers

The water was freezing!!! Can you tell?

Naomi is not happy, it was to cold for her.

Naomi putting flowers on Cleo's grave

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Nieces are coming

The Nieces are coming, The Nieces are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am having some serious withdrawls here.

Are they here yet? No

How about now?

It's going to be a long day of waiting.

I can't wait can you tell?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I could just spit.

I was going to enter a photo contest right.
So what do I do? Wait till the last day and enter. Sounds easy right?

I go to pay and my card was declined. UGH I have $$$$ in the bank. I'm so mad I could spit. So what do I do, I delete everything and I do mean everything.

When I come home for lunch I call the bank to find out what the deal is.
There was an error with the address. Easy thing to fix HAD I NOT DELETED EVERYTHING.

Again I am so mad my spit was red.
So maybe I just didn't need to enter the contest. I don't know. I'll get over it I'm sure but I have been bugging my family (all)for months to help me find just the right ones to enter

Sorry guys.

Here are the pics I chose. So enjoy. Because nobody else will see them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Good morning!!!
Is it cold or what? I'm not ready. I don't have long pants to wear. Oh I have jeans but can't wear those to work.
Which means I have to go shopping UGH! I hate shopping just about as much as I hate the color RED. It's EVIL.
Sure wish my sis would come down and help me. HINT HINT.
Good news about this week tho I learned the nieces are coming this weekend.
I'm so excited I'm jumping out of my skin.
Well off to work I go.
Make it a good day!!

Friday, September 5, 2008


Can you believe it's Sept. already?

Where has the time gone?

As a kid the time goes by so slow. Now that I am an adult the time is flying. Why is that?
What are we doing different? Does it do it so we don't notice that we are getting old at the speed of light?

Don't get me wrong I love the age I am, wouldn't have it any other way.
But what have I missed? Have I lived life to the fullest? No I have not and that is a shame.

God gave me this life to live it to the fullest. To enjoy it, treasure it, and share it. I have shared. Not alot, I am very picky with whom I share my life with. I have enjoyed life, not to the fullest by any means. Treasure it? I don't know, I damage it with the cigs, I have abused it with food, I have marked it for life with tattos and scars. Ok lets be real stretch marks. So in some aspects no. But in other ways I have treasured it. I did not give it away freely before marriage, but waited for the man that I love and married.

Would God be proud of me and who I have become? I hope so.
Would he be disapointed in me because I didn't live life to the fullest? Probably not. Don't get me wrong I am not even trying to guess what he is thinking about me. That would be to BOLD.
But I hope that he knows that I am human and can't get over the fear of trying something out of character.

Regrets? I have plenty of them. I think everybody does.
Do I think that time is going to slow down when I do live life to the fullest. NO.

Time is our enemy.
Or it could be our friend.
If it goes by at the speed of light then that just means we get to be with HIM that much faster. Right?

Live life like it is your last day on earth.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

How do you turn your moods around?

What makes us happy?
Are you one of those people that wake up happy? Does it take you awhile to wake up and slowly move towards happy?
Do you hear your spouses voice and your happy or see the sunrise?
I think I am a happy person, very happy no. Is anyone? My mother always told us that you are in charge of your moods. I believe that totally. I choose my moods.
But....... when you wake up mad,feeling bad, scared, or whatever how do you change that mood around? What does it take?
I woke up in an ok mood. Then everything went south. The bird wouldn't shut up, there were cups sitting everywhere, bread crumbs on the counter, the toilet is leaking, the window shades were open. Small things, really small things to ruin your day.
Now I have to go to work and change my mood before I get there. How?
I have my coffe and my cigs., that will go far, NOT.
I thought about calling my sis and talk to her and the kids but that is a crutch for me. I rely on that to much. It is absolutly killing me not to call.
So I guess I just set my mind to it and do it.
So make it a great day. Find something today that makes you happy! Do something today that makes you happy!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sorry I haven't posted.
I got a new job and have been really stressed about it.
It's a good job but alot to learn.

Our trip to Manhattan

My lh fraternity


River outside Manhattan

Every time we start out at oh dark thirty it's always foggy