Thursday, April 30, 2009
It will only be a few more years until she will be getting ready to go to her prom. I think our district had theirs last weekend, because we were driving to the store on Saturday, and saw a lot of dressed up kids having their pictures taken by smiling parents. I was curious as to what kind of taste Kasi had in clothes right now, so I decided to ask her to pick out what kind of dress she would wear if she was going to the prom this year. I was surprised that after going through all styles of formal dresses she picked the one in the picture. Why was I surprised? Because I would have picked this dress for myself twenty years ago. It is classy and feminine, but also a little flirty with the black lace. I love the bow at the waist, and the accompanying shawl. I love the length of the dress. It's not too long, but it's not too short either. I just hope that when the time comes for her prom in six years, she still has similar taste.
Looking back, I should have been buying Organic Pet Food for him. Essential2Pets Life's Abundance Holistic Natural Pet Food is made from 100% fresh and natural ingredients, with no chemicals or fillers. It also contains no wheat, corn, or dairy. You can even try this food for 30 days, and if you don't notice a difference in your pet, you can get your money back.
I'm not saying that this food would have saved Ollie's life, I just wonder if he would have been healthier if I fed him healthier food. I do know that in the future, I will pay more attention to the things I feed my cats, if we ever get another one.
I know it's not the best picture, but you get the idea.
I can't wait to paint it.
I actually got two...one for me to paint, and one for Ryan to paint.
I got the girls little sand castles, and didn't want Ryan to feel left out.
They never showed. In fact, we waited a week, and they never came. I wanted to call them again, but Junior insisted on fixing it himself. I wish he had just called a Riverside Plumber and then sent the management company the bill, but he wouldn't do that either. It cost us about ten dollars, but he got it fixed in about twenty minutes, and it's been fine since. Of course, once we fix one thing, another thing breaks. You know that little lever that stops the water from draining? Well, I kind of snapped ours off. This means that our tub no longer drains properly, because when I broke it, it stayed half shut. So when we take showers, we end up standing in the water. I want Junior to call and tell the management company, but he wants to fix it himself. Now tell me, what is the point of having a management company of we don't let them fix things?
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Ninety seconds later, it was over, and I was hooked. It was awesome! We went up and down. We were thrown side to side. We did loops and twists. I couldn't wait to try every coaster in the park, and I did.
I am beyond excited to hear that Sea World is opening a new coaster called the Manta. It's one of those coasters where you are laying down, facing the ground. What's unique about this coaster is that you are strapped to a giant manta ray. Now, if you want to get a "front of the line" pass, check out the link above. It brings you to their site, and once there, you can participate. There are six different things to do, and if you do all six things, you can get the pass. Doing two of the six things will get you a free picture from the ride. These are simple things, like taking the manta quiz, or twittering about how excited you are about this new ride. You can simply get three friends to join you in filling up a row on the ride, or upload a picture to flicker saying you love manta. You can even simply download a manta mask, and take a picture of yourself wearing it. Are you a YouTube junkie? Just make a video of yourself saying how excited you are about the manta. Doing all six of those things will get you the "front of the line" pass. The ride opens on May 22, 2009, so make plans now to be there for it's first day.
So I went online and looked around to see what I could find about starting my own Vending Machine Business . I discovered that the best way to be profitable with a Vending Business is to use ones that can hold a variety of products. Businesses may be more likely to put a single machine in their break rooms, instead of one for drinks and one for food. I also found that if you offer a variety of drink, instead of just one brand, you may be more successful. Offering energy drinks along side sports drinks and sodas gives you more of a chance of making a sale. Add food to the mix, and what more does a person need? They can get everything they want out of one machine, and you keep all the profits. Doesn't sound like a bad deal, does it?
Now I just have to find the money to get the machine...
Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and his daughter find Giselle (Amy Adams) standing on a billboard, trying to enter the castle advertisement. Giselle has been recently tricked by her future MIL (Susan Sarandon) from her old world (cartoon world) and finds herself in a strange place with strange emotions. Robert wants to help Giselle find her way home, but Giselle is sure her Prince Charming, Edward (James Marsden) will come and rescue her, which he does, complete with a talking chipmunk. Along the way, Giselle learns to feel different emotions besides happiness, and Robert learns how to love with his whole heart.
This is one of those movies, like Hairspray (another Marsden movie) and HSM series that I love to watch, even when the kids are in school, that Junior makes fun of me for. Maybe I'm just still a kid at heart...
The girls were in my room watching Spongebob, and it just completely quit working. Normally, one phone call would fix the problem...they can zap it back to life through the cable wire.
Not this time.
It could not be revived.
So after work Junior is going to swing by the cable company and get me a new box. Then go pay ou rent, then go pay our power bill...all while I enjoy the day inside, away from the sun.
My shoulders and arms and chest are still on fire.....
When we get our own place eventually, I am going to hire Pool contractors to come in and design a pool for me. I want waterfalls, a diving board, and maybe even a hot tub. I know they can do so many things to make pools unique to each individual. My sister looked at Walnut Creek pools last year when she had a pool installed. I haven't seen it yet, because she lives in New York, but I know she had a lot of brick work done, and the pool is not the normal rectangular shape that most in ground pools are. I think she looked at Modesto pools, too. I want to look at everything that is available when the time comes for me to get a pool, because I want to make an informed decision. I wonder if you can get a purple liner put in?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
What is your favorite sit down restaurant?
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
What are your pizza toppings?
spinach and mushroom on a white pizza
How many televisions are in your house?
What color cell phone do you have?
had a red one...
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
three children and most of my boobs
What is the last heavy item you lifted?
um, I have no flippin' idea...what kind of question is that?
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
no...but I fainted at the zoo on my senior trip in HS
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Hannah...I have always loved this name, but Junior refused to let me use it with our girls because it sounded too much like his mom's maiden name
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
I doubt it
How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
do I really have to count?
Last time you had a run-in with the cops
when Ryan got beat up at school a few months ago
Last person you talked to on the phone?
Last person you hugged?
It changes like he seasons...funny, right? lol!
Day of the week?
it used to be Thursday because of ER...now I don't know
December...everything is so festive and people are nicer
What are you listening to?
same as above...Deadliest Catch
paying all the bills this week
First place you went this morning?
the bus stop
What's the last movie you saw?
Hairspray...needed my James Marsden fix
Do you smile often?
all the time
Do you always answer your phone?
It's four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
If you could change your eye color what would it be?
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
I don't go to sonic, and I hate having flavors added to my drinks anyway
Do you own a digital camera?
Of course, how else would I share all my beautiful photos?
Have you ever had a pet fish?
What's on your wish list for your birthday?
too far away to think about
Can you do pushups?
Can you do a chin up?
Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
a mixture of both
Do you have any saved texts?
I don't text
Ever been in a car wreck?
when I was little
Do you have an accent?
What is the last song to make you cry?
it's been a while...I don't remember
When was the last time you cried?
um...I honestly don't remember...yeah, I'm in tears right now watching this show...man...the things these men went through...so sad
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
milk, soda, and tomatoes
Have you ever been given roses?
Current hate right now?
the sadness of this episode of Deadliest Catch
Met someone who changed your life?
I think everyone we meet changes us in some way
How did you bring in the new year?
with my kids
What song represents you?
Stand by Sugarland
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
no, the decisions I made helped make me who I am today...why mess with perfection? :D
Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now?
I hope so...
Would you be a pirate?
What songs do you sing in the shower?
whatever pops into my head
Ever had someone sing to you?
Do you like to cuddle?
Have you held hands with anyone today?
yup...Boo in Ingles parking lot
Who was the last person you took a picture of?
probably one of my kids
What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school?
Billy Joel, pop music
Do you believe in staying close with your ex's?
I only have one ex, and we are now friends on facebook...so, yeah.
Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
mostly new since I moved away from my old friends
Do you like pulpy orange juice?
What is something your friends make fun of you for?
my tendency to roll my ankle while walking, which makes me fall a lot
Have you ever ridden on an elephant?
UM.....HELL YEAH!!!!!! Many times.
What are you saving your extra money up for right now?
what extra money???????
When is the last time you ate peanut butter and jelly?
never...I hate them together
What song(s) do you want played at your funeral?
What were you doing 12 AM last night?
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
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I know my sister has a lot of money in the stock market, and she tells me all the time that it can be scary. Luckily, in the past, they have done well. I really do wish we had enough money to make investments like this. We have no savings, and live paycheck to paycheck, which makes it hard to put money aside for the future. I know it's something we really need to start doing, and investing would be a great way to make our money work for us in the future. Now to just come up with the $15,000.
I have some knowledge of cutting, because my sister used to date a guy who started doing this. I never witnessed it myself, but the stories she told were scary. This is not something you can control...it is like an addiction.
Ryan said his friend has done it. A friend I know. I asked Ryan if his parents knew, and he said yes, and that he hadn't done it in a while. I was uncomfortable with this, because if it was Ryan, and one of his friends mom's knew about it, I would want them to make sure that I knew, too. So I talked with a friend of mine, who knows his mom, and she said she would mention it to her. I feel better knowing I did something. Hopefully this kid will be alright, and really did stop.
The inside of the house has three stories, with two rooms on each. It's been about 10 years since I finished it, and it still isn't fully furnished. I want Kasi to decorate it, and maybe she will show more of an interest when she gets a little older. Right now it sits, abandoned, on the top of our freezer. It needs a little work, and I can't wait until Kasi asks for my help to fix it.
Now, this doesn't mean that I don't like to look at furniture for it. I have visions of what each room should look like. Zoolabees dollhouse miniatures has a beautiful selection of furniture. Now, I don't think any dollhouse is complete without a nursery. To me, nothing is cuter than baby furniture. The nursery would need a crib, rocking chair, dollhouse changing tables and dressers. I found the one pictureed here at Zoolabees, and absolutely love it. It looks like a true antique. They also carry a crib, high chair, and bassinet in the same style, and they are all just as beautiful.
I wonder if Junior would let me get a part time job just to pay for dollhouse furniture? I get the feeling, though, that if I did get a job, he would probably expect me to pay some bills. Man, sometimes it's no fun being responsible.
1. To mark your page you: use a bookmark, bend the page corner, leave the book open face down?
Use a bookmark! I am a little obsessive about this, and if you borrow a book from me (which doesn't happen often because I hate lending them out ever since my sister lost a few) and bend my pages, you will never borrow another one. Most times, I just use the book jacket to hold me place...it works wonderfully!
I probably should have read all the questions before I started answering, but as I stated above, I am picky about who I lend my books to. My mom is one of the only people I let borrow any.
3. You find an interesting passage: you write in your book or NO WRITING IN BOOKS!
Um, no writing in books....
4. Dust jackets - leave it on or take it off?
As I stated above, I use them as bookmarks, so they stay.
5. Hard cover, paperback, skip it and get the audio book?
I prefer hardbacks, because they look better in my bookshelves, but it all depends on the price.
6. Do you shelve your books by subject, author, or size and color of the book spines?
I have mine arranged by author.
7. Buy it or borrow it from the library later?
I like to buy books, that way if I love it, I can read it over and over again. There are several Dean Koontz books I read often, as well as the Twilight Series.
8. Do you put your name on your books - scribble your name in the cover, fancy bookplate, or stamp?
Again, no writing in books!
9. Most of the books you own are rare and out of print books or recent publications?
I don't have any rare books...mine are mostly mystery/horror type stuff.
10. Page edges - deckled or straight?
since I don't know what deckled is, I'm going to say I don't really care.
One at a time...I become totally engrossed in what I am reading, and live in that world, so one at a time works for me.
12. Be honest, ever tear a page from a book?
No. Wait, I think I did from an old textbook for a project in Junior High.
I guess the guys do get stuck paying for things like Boston Limousines and corsages. I remember my senior prom. We rented a Boston Limousine and spend the night in New York City. It was me and my date, and two of my best friends and their dates. We went to the Hard Rock Cafe, and drove past all the sites of the city. That was the first time I had been in the city with just my friends, and it was an amazing night. Too bad my date turned out to be such an idiot.
I spent many more days in the City after that. We saw a lot of concerts at Madison Square Garden, and always took the train in from Long Island. We looked into using Boston Limousine Service or taking taxi's around the city, but it was more fun to walk around on our own. I remember one time we got so lost, and when we asked people for directions, they would lie to us. We ended up about an hour late for a show because of that. If I remember correctly, we were seeing the circus that day. It was a good thing we didn't miss the elephant rides.
We have had the same number for the last eight months or so, ever since we moved. The people who had this number before us apparently never paid a bill in their lives, because I get calls every day from collection agencies looking for them. Sometimes these companies don't tell me who they are, and get downright nasty when I say I am not who they are looking for. I have asked time and time again to be removed from there computers, but that never works. I have started checking their numbers in the National Phone Listing and calling them back, asking for their supervisors. This still doesn't work. I still get called.
My favorites are the ones who ask for "her", and when I say I am not her, and that this is my number now, they ask me if I know "her" new number. I try to explain to them that the phone company gave me this number, not "her", so how am I supposed to know who or where she is? This is when they infer that I am actually "her", pretending not to be. It is at this point that I tell them to call directory assistance, ask for my name, and see what number they get. This is usually where they hang up on me, only to call back again tomorrow. It is so frustrating!
Monday, April 27, 2009
"Kasi is being a bitch".
Yeah, I was floored. He got in trouble, and I gotta tell you, he's lucky we were ready for school, or he would have enjoyed a nice mouthful of soap.
So that night was Brandi's performance, and my mom came with us. I was telling her the story, and I had my back to her. She didn't say anything, so i turned to look at her, and she has this look on her face. I asked "what", and she said:
"Well, was she?".
Yup. floored again! My mom is Ryan defender...he never does anything wrong in her eyes. I tell her he said a not so nice word, and she just wants to know if he was right. But, man, that was too much!
And too funny!!!!
This apartment is so small, and we are always on top of each other. It is hard to find privacy sometimes, which is frustrating for the kids, especially Kasi. We have always been a close family, and living here has brought us even closer. However, the kids are getting older, and I know they want more privacy. I grew up sharing a room with my two younger sisters, so I totally understand her frustration.
I have been dreaming about having a house built just for us, exactly the way I want it. I could even hire Denver Home-Builders to build it. It would have four bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom and walk in closets. We'd have an office for my computer, complete with an awesome stereo system. It would have a playroom for the kids, with all their toys, and then a electronics room for all Ryan's video games and a huge television for movie night. The kitchen would be huge, and state of the art. And as long as we are dreaming, it would also have a personal chef and a maid.
My backyard would have a huge in ground pool, and a barbecue area complete with grill, outdoor fridge, and counters. It would look like a real kitchen. It would have a gazebo with party lights, and beautiful flower gardens.
I think I need to start saving my pennies if I want to make this dream a reality.
the movie is about Jonathan McQuarry (McGregor), an accountant who lives a lonely, boring life. He is befriended by Wyatt Bose (Jackman) after they smoke a joint together at the office. The two men spend time together, and accidentally (or was it?) end up with each other's phone. McQuarry is then thrust into a nightlife of casual sex and mystery. He meets a beautiful woman he calls S (Michelle Williams) through this sex club who he falls head over heels for.
That's about all I'm going to say, because I don't want to give away any of the good stuff. I really liked this movie, and would recommend it to a friend....or to any of you reading this. But, like most of the movies I watch, it was not for children.
I am curious to see Jackman in something else now. Any recommendations???
I have been looking into maybe taking some classes online. I know there is no way I could physically go to school, not with Juniors schedule and the kids. But going online seems like the way to go. Now the only problem is deciding what kind of classes to take. Well, maybe it would make more sense to decide what I want to do when I'm done with school first, then find out which classes I need to take. There are so many options, I am having a hard time deciding. I could do real time court reporting, nursing, or even business management. I probably need to pick whatever pays the most money, and a career that can withstand this economy. I know my mom went back to school around my age and is now a nurse. I just can not stand needled, and I think that is a requirement in the nursing field. I guess I need to keep thinking.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
1. Where did you take your profile pic? on the bridge
2. What exactly are you wearing right now? blank pajama pants with red hearts, and matching shirt
3. What is your current problem? it's a girl thing...
4. What makes you happy most? being with my family
5. What's the name of the song that you're listening to? I'm actually listening to AFV on television
6. Any celeb you would marry? James Marsden...my latest crush
7. Name someone with the same birthday as you? don't know anyone who shares my birthday
8. Ever sang by yourself in front of a large audience? no....nobody wants to hear me sing...it's not pretty!
9. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? yes...I have been told I look like Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks
10. Do you still watch kiddy movies or kiddie TV shows? I have three kids...what do you think?
12. Has anyone you've been really close with passed away? yes
13. Do you ever watch MTV? nope
14. What's something that really annoys you? dishonest people
1. Middle name: Lynn
2. Nickname(s): Jenn, Mommy, or bitch
3. Current location: Spartanburg SC
4. Eye color: green
1. Do you get along with your parent(s): yup
2.Are your parents married/separated/divorced? divorced
3. Do you have any Siblings? yes
Chapter 3: Favorites
1. Ice Cream: chocolate ice cream with peanut butter topping
2. Season: there are reasons why I love every season
3. Shampoo/conditioner: the fruity stuff in the green bottles
Chapter 4: Do You..
1. Dance in the shower? um, no, I don't dance anywhere
2. Do you write on your hand? nope
3. Call people back? sure, but nobody ever calls me
4. Believe in love? absolutely
6. Any bad habits? I have a potty mouth...
7. Any mental health issues? nothing documented :)
Chapter 5: Have You..
1. Broken a bone? yes, my pinky finger
2. Sprained anything? yup, my ankle, and the doctor said I would have been better off just breaking the thing...I still have trouble with it
3. Had physical therapy? nope
4. Gotten stitches? yes....the doctor said I had hundreds after my breast surgery
5.Taken painkillers? absolutely! I don't like pain.
6. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling? no
7. Been stung by a bee? plenty of times
8. Thrown up at the dentist? um, no
9. Sworn in front of your parents? Yes, and they still yell at me...
10. Had detention? never...I'm a good girl
Chapter 6: Who/What was the last
1. Movie(s)? Made Of Honor
2. Three people to text you: I don't text anymore
3. Person you called? my mom
4. Person you hugged? brandi rose
5. Person you tackled? probably brandi
6. Person you talked to on IM? Anna...she rocks!!!
7. Thing you touched? the mouse
8. Thing you ate? chocolate ice cream with peanut butter topping...yeah, I know it was bad for me, but it was soooo good!
9. Thing you drank? diet sierra mist
10. Thing you said? told Kasi I loved her as she went to bed
I remember these guys from the commercials they used to do. I will admit that their expressionless blue faces are a little freaky, but I hear their show is amazing. I was looking to see the price of Blue Man Group Tickets, and was surprised to find out that there is a "poncho section". This is where you can expect to get wet and dirty, and what is more fun than that? I even heard that they encourage audience participation, and that audience members can find themselves pulled onstage to join the fun. I would probably die of embarrassment, but you only live once, right?
The good thing is that if we went with the kids, this show is family friendly. I'm not sure how many shows in Vegas are suitable for kids, so it's nice to know there will be at least one thing they can enjoy. If only I could find the time, and money, to head to Las Vegas. I really do need a vacation.
Friday, April 24, 2009
A - Age: 37
B - Bed size: Full
C - Chore you hate: mopping the floors
D - Dog's name: no doggies here
E - Essential start your day item: diet sierra mist
F - Favorite color: purple
G - Gold or Silver: silver
H - Height: 5'ish
I - Instruments you play(ed): used to play the viola...it's been a while...
J - Job title: mom
K - Kid(s): ryan, 13...kasi, almost 12...brandi rose, 7
L - Living arrangements: me, the kids, the hubs, and the cats outside
M - Mom's name: Pam
N - Nicknames: jenn, mommy, bitch
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: nope...should have after my boob job, but they sprung me early!
P - Pet Peeve: people who are fake
Q - Quote from a movie: "sometimes people leave no matter how much you love them...sometimes it's them, and not you"
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: Tami, TJ, Cheryl, and Colleen
T - Time you wake up: 5:20 am...yuck!
U- Underwear: yes, I wear them....
V - Vegetable you dislike: brussel sprouts
W - Ways you run late: I am usually early for everything
X - X-rays you've had: um....ultrasounds, mammograms, and ankle xrays
Y - Yummy food you make: everything I make is yummy!
Z - Zoo favorite: um...let me think...I'm not sure....lol! Do I really have to answer this one????
These days you can get online and find places where single parents chat. You can find the support you need, and the conversations you are craving. Signing up is free, and you can even use your web cams. You don't have to be looking for a relationship, either. You can just make friends, and talk to other single parents who are dealing with the same struggles you are.
Now, that's not saying that you can't find someone to have a meaningful relationship with. I know my friend isn't looking for that right now. She just wants to talk to someone who understands what she is going through. She knows she can talk to me, but having never been a single parent, I do not really understand how hard things can be on her. I do, however, always offer to do whatever i can to help her out. I mean, isn't that what friends are for?
It stars Josh Hartnett as Eben Oleson, the sheriff of an Alaskan town. Every year the town is plunged into darkness for 30 days, because the sun is not visible for that amount of time. This makes it the perfect place for vampires to attack. Eben, along with his estranged wife Stella, (Melissa George), his brother Jake (Mark Rendall), and a bunch of other town folk try to hide from the vampires for the 30 days until the sun comes up. It was interesting reading the subtitles for the vampires...they had their own language. Who knew they couldn't speak English?
There is a lot of bloody killings, and the ending was a surprise. I won't give it away, but I will say that for once, my sister actually recommended a movie I enjoyed. Just, please, don't watch with the kids.
Living in the south now, I see cows every day. In fact, there is a pasture right down the street. I don't think I could handle having to care for live animals like that, so Ranches for sale would not be for me, unless they came with ranch hands. I am not the kind of girl who would get up at the crack of dawn to roosters cock-a doodle-doing for me to milk the cows.
Junior has been looking at the Land for sale in our area, and so far hasn't been able to find exactly what we would want. Our ideal would be something that had a lake on it, or something big enough where we could make our own lake. Looking at fishing properties for sale is another option. The kids, especially Ryan, would love being able to drown a worm anytime they wanted. Heck, I would love it, too.
Oh, and I missed Harper's Island, so I have no idea who died or what happened. Did anyone see it? Wanna tell me what happened????
I really want the management company to come out and fix it all, but I'm not sure if they will. I might have to look into Fort Lauderdale Painting
and see if they can recommend someone locally to come in and give me an estimate. Then I could take that to the management company and let them see how bad the wall really is. I would even be happy with them sending their own guy, or maybe supplying the paint and letting me do it myself. Junior will have to talk to them the next time we pay rent.
I hope they are open to our suggestions, or we may not resign our lease. The only thing that would make us stay is if we couldn't find another place close by so that the kids wouldn't have to change schools. I am really happy with the schools, and it's one of the best districts around here. I guess we still have a few months to figure things out.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
For me, that book used to be this:
The only thing that is going to stink is that I love the Jacob character in the book, but don't really care for the actor they have playing him. He's just not "my" Jacob.
I have thought about this, and if money were no object, I would want to live in Hawaii. I would love to be able to swim in the beautiful beaches, see all the gorgeous volcanoes, and maybe even learn to surf. I love the palm trees, and laid back lifestyle. I would have to lose this weight before I would wear a swimsuit, but hey, we're dreaming, right? So I could just dream up a personal trainer to help me with that. Or heck, I could just dream me up a perfect body!
I even went as far as looking into Honolulu Real Estate and was a little surprised at the price of living there. It's so expensive, but so worth it. Of course, this means that my dreams of living there will always be just a dream. That's okay, though, cause I like where I'm living now, too.
The rest of the garden, with the exception of my pepper plants, is doing great!
I'm not too sure why the peppers dies like the cucumbers did, but I will replace them this weekend. I was really excited about the peppers, because my kids love them, and I recently discovered I like them too.
The squash are the only "seed" plants that have flourished. The cantaloupe hasn't died, but it's not growing either, so I'm not sure what's up with them. Junior is going to be eating squash every meal, though, because all 15 plants I planted are doing great.
"I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas"
Very annoying to say the least. I remember this song from the days when my kids watched Barney, the big purple dinosaur. Now, I think it is very immature for a grown person to stoop to prank calling people, and to be honest, I don't think he or she realized that his or her number came up. See, I don't want to say who it was, but those who know us well can figure it out.
I feel like adding the number to Caller Wiki. This is a site where you can add you two cents about any phone number in the United States. It's great for all those annoying telemarketers who call, and the number comes up but not the name. Just put the number into this website, and you may be able to find out who it was. Or, if you figured out who it was, you can enter that information into the site, so other people will be able to look it up. Sounds great, right? I sure would like to be able to block some calls from even coming in, but my phone provider doesn't offer that service yet. I can't even block private numbers like I could with my old phone provider. Hopefully they will have those features available soon. If not, I will be spending a lot of time on Caller Wiki.
See that Webcam over there? It's a Labtac By Logitech Webcam plus USB Web PC Video Camera, and for today it is free. Yes, that's right. I said free! Now, it's not brand new. It's been refurbished, but for free, you can't go wrong. I registered with the site, and it was so simple. I just made up a user name, password, and entered my email address. Yes, it's that simple.
I clicked the "get it free" button, and found that while the item is free, they do charge $5.99 for shipping. I still think it's an amazing deal. I can't wait to check back with Deal Of The Day tomorrow to see what they will have.
You see, it is their philosophy to offer one great deal a day, hence the name of the site. They believe that people would rather have one great deal than many okay deals. I have to agree with that, especially if all their deals are as good as this one. I am all about the free stuff. I went and looked at their past deals, and a lot of them were freebies. I saw one from last week that was for pearls. Man, I wish I knew about this site then. I would have me some pearls right now. The stuff that wasn't free was priced really cheap, and next to free, cheap is what I like best. I could start doing my Christmas shopping right now. You know, that might not be a bad idea!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This can't be too hard, I thought.
Boy, was I wrong!
I am having the hardest time using the program they recommend. I am so computer stupid it's not even funny! I spent hours playing around, and am no closer to having a finished product than I was five minutes after I started. Maybe I need to take a graphic design class, or read a book about it, or something.
I also want them to put in a new tub. The one that is in there now is so old, and it is rusted. Yes, I said rusted. At some point they painted the tub, but now the paint is chipping off, and underneath is rust. Needless to say, we only take showers now, because it is impossible to keep the tub clean. If we owned this place, I would put in a jacuzzi tub. A nice, deep jacuzzi tub that I can soak in for hours with a good book.
Ah, a girl can dream, right?
When I was in my early twenties, my parents relocated to South Carolina. I remember, not so fondly, the car trips my sister and I took to visit them. It took about fourteen hours to drive, and I can tell you first hand that it is a very boring drive. We went through New Jersey, Maryland, Virgina, and North Carolina, finally making it to South Carolina. It was highway the whole way, with nothing to look at but the road.
After moving down south myself, my mother decided she wanted to drive to Florida, so we went through Georgia to get there. This means I have been through every state from Connecticut to Florida. I have never been to New England, though, and think that I really missed out. I have heard how beautiful Vermont weddings in Winter can be, with all the snow on the ground. I have never been to Vermont Meetings or taken advantage of any Vermont activities like skiing or going on the Ben & Jerry's Tour. And I have to tell you, touring an ice cream factory sounds like heaven. I think we might need to plan a vacation up north soon.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Living in South Carolina now, it is impossible to make it through the Summer without air conditioning. Truthfully, it's hard making it through the Spring without it. It's only April, and we have had ours running for a couple of weeks now. It is very uncommon to find a home that isn't air conditioned. We like keeping it cool down south.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
There are many more flowering plants in my yard that still have buds on them. As soon as they bloom, I will take more pictures. Hopefully some of them will be purple. I don't know because we didn't live here last Spring. I need to plant some of my own. Maybe I can talk Ryan into making smaller versions of my garden boxes.
Well, I have a new fascination. It's tattoos. Junior has one on his arm. It's my name with two roses underneath. He was pretty sure of himself when we started dating, because he got it about two weeks after we met. I am too chicken to get my own, because I do not like pain, and I know it hurts really bad getting one. Yes, I am a baby, and I'm okay with that. But, that doesn't mean that I can't admire other people's tattoos.
Now, don't get me wrong, some people go way overboard. I think the people who tattoo their entire bodies look a little crazy, but to each his own. I love checking out the tattoos of people in the stores. Some are really beautiful.
There is a tattoo chat room where you can sign up for free, and talk to people who also love tattoos. The cool thing is that you can even get on your computer's video camera and see the people you are chatting with. So not only can you talk about your tattoos, you can show them off, too.
We were waiting in the van while Junior ran into the store, and she just had to drive. I thought this was only something the little kids do, wanting to "play" driving. I know Carson, my little nephew, loves doing this.
What is scary is that in a couple of years, Ryan will be driving for real. Yeah, I'd stay off the road if I were you! lol!
I love mowing my grass.
I love getting on the riding mower with my MP3 full blast. I am able to sing at the top of my lungs for an hour, and nobody complains. Mostly because they can't hear me, but whatever. I love the smell of freshly cut grass. Nothing says it's Spring to me more then the first time I smell the grass.
I was so happy when Junior said last weekend that it was time to mow. I had been looking forward to it for months. I got the mower out and Junior made sure the tires were good. I had gas and oil, so I was ready to go. I turned on some Lady Antebellum and was on my way!
I didn't get very far. For some reason, I had a lot of rocks in my grass, and they were shooting out towards the neighbors cars, so we decided to wait until the next day when they were at work to do it. I don't remember exactly what happened the next day, but Junior ended up mowing for me.
When I went outside today, I noticed that the grass needs to be mowed again, and this time I am doing it. Junior can weed eat. I hate doing that. Our garden needs some tending, too. I have been thinking about using natural lawn care products, you know, going organic. I think it would be good for my veggies. My plants, as well as my grass, need fertilizer, and organic fertilizers help improve the soil, allowing it to better retain more nutrients and moisture. I am sure those would pass on to my plants, making my veggies all yummy and healthier.
So we went back to lake Cherokee. Ryan and Kasi both caught a couple of fish, and me, Junior and Brandi left without catching anything. Brandi was mad, too.
We tried to explain to her how sometimes you just have bad fishing days, and you don't catch anything. She responded with:
"when you were a kid, how did you feel when your brother and sister caught fish and you didn't? HUH?"
Picture that with hands on her hips and tears in her eyes.
We promised to go again next week, and hopefully she will have better luck.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
online, and decided on a theme for my family.
Are you ready for it?
We are going to dress as the characters from the Wizard of Oz!
Too cute, right?
I can totally see Brandi all decked out as Dorothy. She actually went through a stage where all she watched was this movie. I think she would love this.
You need to take chilled pizza dough (I used a tube) and cut it into little squares.
Place the squares over the tops of mini muffin pans.
I learned the hard way that you should spray the pans with non-stick spray first.
Friday, April 17, 2009
The past few days he has been working on a special project. He's not building anything right now, but he is working on the plans. He keeps asking me questions like "how big of a craft area do I need?" and "do I need benches or just tables?". When I asked him why he wanted to know, he refused to tell me. I did, however, overhear him talking to Junior about building me a shed type craft room outside. Of course, half of it would be his to do his work in, and half would be mine. How sweet is that?
I just hope we don't end up needing to consult with any San Francisco general contractors. I have faith that Ryan can do whatever he sets his mind to, even if it takes him a couple of years.
I am also working on return gifts...I was inspired today, so hopefully I will be done sometime next week....
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Man, I wish I was single...
Nah...I'll keep my husband. It would be too hard to train another.
My family will miss him....our hearts are broken.
I do call my sister a lot, though. She lives in New York. She used to pay per call, too, until her husband found out how high her phone bills were. She switched to calling cards, too, and saved a bunch of money. We still talk several times a week, and will probably talk more often once her baby is born in September. I am still hoping for a girl. She finds out in about a month, and I can not wait. I just hope she isn't too disappointed if it is a boy. But to be honest, she probably wouldn't know what to do with a girl after three boys. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The second house she found was beautiful, too. It was another older house, and it had the most beautiful staircase right inside the front door. It was the kind of staircase that I could picture it at Christmas time all decorated with hanging stockings and garland. My mom actually did put a bid in on this house, but when she had the home inspection done, there was too much wrong with it. Luckily she was able to get the money she put down on it back.
I was impressed with the thorough job the home inspector did. If you need an inspection, and live near San Diego, check out San Diego home inspection. You want to make sure that the person who inspects your house does a great job, because it is important to know what you are getting into. My mom was lucky that her inspector found all the problems before it was too late.