Saturday, December 31, 2005

The Lil Angel's Christmas Play & Happy New Year

I just realized that I never did get a chance to blog about lil one's Christmas play ... It was very cool .It was really quite the production for a childrens Christmas play.They had three months of practice if that tells you anything.They all did a great job although I was quite partial to one lil angel in particular :) Here are a few pics of the little one ....


Here she is playing cards with her favorite lil angel buddy between acts.We cropped the other little girl out of the picture since we do not know her parents to get permission to post her.


Here is lil one in the group pic ..I so wish I could post the whole pic of all of them .They were so adorable but I will not do that without the parents permission so here is one that I do have permission to post ...she was the only one of them with the praying hands...She made without a doubt the prettiest angel :)







Well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I pray you will have a very blessed New Year !!!!...............

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Chocolate bribes :-)


Man, I have learned this week that the power of chocolate is very great. Much greater than I ever imagined..lol I found that at work I can use it to get what I want ..lol from management and fellow associates.So needless to say I will keep chocolate in full supply in my office candy box.It is like a drug to some of these people.Some of them come in my office and get some from the box all day long ..It is a wonder some are even able to fit through the door after a days work ..lol I also have found it is the MEN that are the worse ones. I guess most men are not as worried about thier figure as women are..lol I am starting to have some thoughts that maybe the candy companies inject the stuff with highly addictive narcotics..lol I have even met people that are allergic to the stuff but couldn't put it down ..lol Like breaking out into hives was worth the few seconds of chocolaty bliss.Do I have any extreme chocolate fans as readers?Tell me your thoughts or experiences...I would love to hear them.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

A variety of Christian music ....

Well we have been on a search for some Christian rock bands for Guppy the last few days ...
We listen to the local Christian radio station ..it is mainly contemporary ,which I like personally ..I like all types actually, but I could listen to it alot more then him I think ..He is wanting some that is a little harder rock ..We got some good suggestions from some of his readers and have also found some of our own :)

He found some online christian radio stations called : Christianrock.net ,Christianhardrock.net, and Christian-hiphop.net....
The one he is listening to is the hardrock one of course..lol It is actually pretty cool .We have found a few of the harder rock bands now .....
Disciple,Demon Hunter,and Skillet are just a few .....Flyleaf seems to have some good listening potential as well.
Anyone that likes Christian music and likes to listen to tunes while blogging ..I recomend trying one of these ...
I will go enjoy my jars of clay and casting crowns and stuff ..lol I also had a friend give me a cd of a band named Tree 63 which I recomend as well ....
Anyone know of any more good bands that are not really top 40 stuff?

Monday, December 26, 2005

WOW!!!

It seems like this Christmas came and went in a flash. I was so busy with everything that I didn't even get to enjoy my new blog skin ..lol I hope you all did :) I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas.I had an awesome one ..Despite the fact that I miss my family terribly and can not be with them during the holidays ..It was still a great Christmas.My preacher said something that really hit me on Christmas Eve..He said if Christmas is all about the family for you ..then you are almost without fail going to be disappointed.That is so true..If Christ is not your sole focus for the Christmas season then you are setting your self up for hurt or disappointment.If he is ..then you will have a great Christmas regardless of your situation...I think that is a very awesome realization.

Well I hope you are all recovering from the hectic season well....I have decided since I did not get to enjoy my skin hardly at all ...I will keep it up atleast until New Years :) ...I will be visiting you all soon...

Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Legend of the Candy Cane




A candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols from the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ.

He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church, and firmness of the promises of God.

The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the staff of the "Good Shepherd" with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.

Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.

Unfortunately, the candy became known as a Candy Cane -- a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the meaning is still there for those who "have eyes to see and ears to hear." Every time you see a Candy Cane, remember the Wonder of Jesus and His Great Love that came down at Christmas, and that His Love remains the ultimate and dominant force in the universe today

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

A leotard,a donkey, oil and baby Jesus ..lol

Well it is Wednesday and Christmas is fast approaching.There seems to be a million and one things to do .Every year I tell myself ..."Next year I will be more prepared"...yeah right..lol That never happens.Always seems like a mad dash at the very end to get a hundred and one things done..lol To top it all off we are on a quest to find a white leotard.The Angel costume for the play is totally see through and they want them in leotards so they can change into the last acts clothes with no problems. No panties showing that way.They can all change together in one big room.That doesn't seem like a huge deal but I am finding out that white leotards are very hard to find.It seems that pink and black are the colors of choice for stores to carry.So that is what we are dealing with right now..lol Anyone got any suggestions? We have tried Wal-mart and Target.I am thinking next I will call Burlington coat factory...Also ...we had a blast in Bethlehem Monday night.It was so great to watch lil one's reaction to everything.To see things through a childs eyes is the coolest thing ...It is what makes life so much fun :)

Here is little one with Patrick the Donkey:

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Her helping the goat find a snack:

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Here lil one was getting annointed with oil:

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Here is lil one going to give her gift that one of the wise men gave her , to baby Jesus:

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If you want to see a tour of the trip , click here to see Guppy's post.....

Sunday, December 11, 2005

This, that and the other ...

Well it has been a good weekend .Despite the fact I feel like I have had cotton balls shoved up my nostrils again.I got the pleasure of getting lil ones cold :)Oh joy of joys ..lol Let's see ohhh and despite the fact that yesterday we went to watch lil one practice for her play next week and while leaving I fell flat on my face.Oh that was fun .....not .I was sooooooooooo embarrassed.All I could do it get up cry and run off from everyone as fast as I could.Oh man I felt stupid.I am blaming it on being so sick and my head being swimmy (is that even a word..lol ,it looks funny ) Oh well ..it is now..lmao oh yeah and the slop in the floor that I tripped over.My friend told me atleast you did it at church and not at work where everyone would have laughed at you ..lol Which is very true.Lil one went to the Nutcracker ballet with gramma ( Mighty Mite) and we went to church and then Guppy ,my friend from work that I will call Mrs.Backe ..lol ( she loves Brandon Backe) and I went to a walk through Bethlehem which was sooo awesome.We have never been but have wanted to go for several years now.I would totally recommend it to everyone. We also went to the drive through one after that .That was pretty cool also ,but would have been alot cooler had we not just done the walk through one .The walk through was very interactive which was very cool .We got to pet a camel ,a donkey and some sheep.We are going to take the lil one tommorrow I bet she will have a blast. She just watched the Gospel of John a few weekends ago so to be in that scene will be very cool for her I think.

Well we are half way through the Survivor finale and had to stop to eat some chicken..lol Did anyone else get hungry for chicken after watching that ? Anyway, we made dinner and now we are off to see if it is Steph or Danni that takes home the million.I like them both so I am happy either way.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Praise GOD !!!

Thanks to each and every one of you that kept us in your thoughts and prayers.God is definately an Awesome God !!! Test results came back the best they could have for knowing that there was something in both my abdomen and neck for sure. Neither appeared cancerous or alarming. I have never been so happy to hear that I will probably have surgey.I will take that over hearing the other any day .I tell you ..when waiting to hear what the results would be. It sure did put a very different perspective on life for me. Things like this tend to draw you closer to God and family. They definately make you thankful for each and every second you are breathing. Thank you again and God bless... I will post again soon .Thanks to all that have been hanging in there even when I am not able to post regularly :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Overdose?


Ok I told you guys that Gup and I went to the eye doctor on our anniversary right? Well I got some new glasses along with a new prescription. She gave me some eye drops for itchy eyes. With as many things as I am allergic to, my eyes tend to itch a lot. Well we fill the script the other day ,and I get to reading about it. It actually says you can overdose on the stuff. On friggen eye drops? How in the world would you overdose on an eyedrop? If you did ,what would it do ? Blind you ?I had to laugh at that .I am sure if there is someone out there that actually HAS overdosed on it, it would not be funny ..but man it is bizarre. It also says not to breast feed while taking them? Are you kidding me? I know women that drink while breast feeding and they are saying you can not put some drops in your eyes? Wow, I never thought about an eye drop making it to your blood stream . This goes down as one of those things that most certainly makes me go... HMMMMMMMMMM??????Has anyone ever heard of this before?

Monday, November 21, 2005

camping out at Wally World

As most of you know, I work at Wal-mart and have for several years( 12 to be exact ..lol).This makes for some pretty funny happenings at times,especially at holiday time.
Today happened to be one of those funny moments.Apparently the brand new game system,X-box 360 is making is debut at one minute past midnight tonight.We got 4 of the good ones with the hard drive and 10 of the not so great ones ( I have no idea the specifics of each ..lol ).At 11:00am, four men( either late teens or early twenties) showed up ,two of them toting folding chairs,sack lunches,and drinks.They were told as long as they stayed in line until 10:00 pm they would hand out numbered cards and they could then roam around until midnight.These guys were determinded to be the first four to get this unit.Ten more people showed up, popped a squat, and prepared to wait it out for the night.When I left work at 5:30 there were more people then we had systems. Management told the guy over electronics department to let these people know that we only have 14 units so they didn't wait for nothing.Not one would budge.lol They are all waiting , hoping someone will get sick of waiting and fall out of line.It amazes me ..lol I can honestly say that I have never wanted anything THAT badly.I was thinking about it at work today,trying to figure out what I would wait in line for over 12 hours for.Maybe if they had a really nice computer on sale for like a hundred dollars..lol I just may have to get my chair and cooler and go camp out somewhere for that one..lol Is there anything that you have or would camp out at a store for ,if so what was it and how long did you have to wait ?

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll

My Grandmother sent me this via e-mail today and I got a chuckle out of it, and thought I would share it with ya'll.

Happy Thanksgiving Ya'll !!!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Pumpkin Fudge..mmmmmmmm!!!!!


I found this recipe in the October issue of my Southern Living magazine. I absolutely LOVE pumkin so I was very willing to try this one out. It turned out tasting awesome but I got impatient and did not cook it long enough, so it was not as hard as fudge is supposed to be. I had a friend from work tell me that some place locally makes pumpkin fudge and gives tours of the place. They said when making pumkin fudge you have to cook it to almost cracking stage because the pumkin is so mushy to begin with. I have the stuff to make another batch and so I will be trying again soon. Well I thought I would share the recipe will all of you so here it is.Let me know if you try and what you think.


Line pan with aluminum foil before you begin to cook the fudge.Once the candy thermometer reaches 234 degreesand the remaining ingredients are added,quickly spoon the fudge into the pan.



3 cups sugar
3/4 C. melted butter
2/3 C. evaporated milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1(12-ounce) package white chocolate morsels
1(7 oz.) jar marshmallow cream
1 cup chopped pecans,toasted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


STIRtogether first 6 ingredients in a 3 1/2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat,and cook,stirring constantly,until
mixture comes to a boil.Cook,stirring constantly,until a candy thermometer registers 234 degrees (soft-ball stage)or for about 12 minutes.

REMOVEpan from heat:stir in remaining ingredients until well blended.Pour into a greased aluminum foil-lined 9-inch square pan.Let stand 2 hours or until completely cool;cut fudge into squares.Enjoy :)


Monday, November 14, 2005

He that refraineth his lips is wise

I looked at today's proverb on my page and it seemed so fitting for me today.So much so I wanted to post it .The Lord works in mysterious ways I guess..lol

Today's Proverb:
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Have a great night all .....

Skate Night

Last Tuesday Guppy,little one, and I went to the skating rink with the church.Little one had a skating injury a few years back and was shy of skating for a bit ,but it didn't take her long at all to get back on the skates and get going.We took her skating a little while after she got her sling off her arm and she was real skittish ,which was totally understandable.Guppy just wanted to get her out there so she would not stay scared of it .She would mostly walk around on them unless he had her hand .She has a skating class at her day care which she took ,and boy did it show.Tuesday she was skating around the rink like a pro .It was so awesome to see her having so much fun.She was smiling from ear to ear.She was loving the fact that she recognized some girls from her church class and play practice.We may have to start going on more Tuesday nights.Apparently it is Christian music night and seeing as that is what we usually listen to it is perfect.Little one knows a lot of the songs so she was skating around singing along to them ..Too bad I didn't bring the video camera.I did get to take some pictures but it seems that my camera is not conducive to dark places with movement ..lol So here was the best of the bunch ..Enjoy and have a great Monday !!

Look at these skates..lol Do these bring back memories?Man we really need to get him a pair of rollerblades.







I am not exactly sure what Guppy was trying to say here ..lol



Here is a pic of Little one playing one of the games....

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Join me in my celebration

That is right ..I am declaring it my official "pimp my tenant day"...I have the wonderful pleasure of renting to my awesome MIL...Which is pretty funny because that would so never happen in real life..lol I would love for her to enjoy her stay and hope that she too.. enjoys the view from up there .I invite each and every one of you to go give her a visit.She is starting out in the blog world but has taken to it rather nicely.It did not take her long at all to become quite addicted...She blames Guppy and I of course...I think it is great .I love spending time with her and this gives us something else to talk about ..lol So please join me in celebrating my "pimp my tenant day " .....LOL Have a great Sunday all!!!


Princess

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Time flies when you are in love ....

It seems like only yesterday that we were planning our wedding.I can not believe that we have already been married one year.We waited so long for certain things to go through so that we could be husband and wife that when it finally happened it was awesome.It made it so much worth while and that much sweeter.We had the wedding of both of our dreams.I still watch the wedding video and get choked up.lol It was so great that lil one was able to be in it .I remember her coming and joining us during our first dance.Her with tears in her eyes as she said ..."They are happy tears." She looked so beautiful...like a lil angel.I am so glad that I love that man even more today then I did that day ,and I didn't think that possible.He amazes me each and every day.He is so attentive,caring,compassionate,and just easy going.I know I told the story before, about him going to get the car one year when we were Christmas shopping and it was raining.He pulled up to the front of the store and got out and opened my door, like he always does ( even though it was pouring) .Some lady standing with her husband smacked him and said "Do you see that ,you never do that for me!!!" It was funny.

We had a great day yesterday.....We went to my Dr. appointment and then my eye Dr.I told him that I was sorry we had to spend the first part of "our day" going to Dr.'s.Being the sweet man that he is ..he of course tells me that Any time spent with me even if at the Dr., is sweet.I love that man.After the doctor visits were over we started our shopping journey.We love redecorating and we love shopping together.So what a perfect way to spend our anniversary.Gup came up with the thought of us decorating our bedroom for each others gifts.Have I mentioned that man is brilliant also?We had the best time going from store to store looking for the perfect bedding.We finally found what we were looking for at Sears.Oh my,Egyptian cotton is the way to go ....man it feels good.We ended up with chocolate brown,cream,and a burnt orange color.We realized afterwards that we pretty much bought our wedding colors..lol They look great though .We are going to get paint today..We will have to take pics of the progress and let you see..The walls are going to be chocolate brown with cream trim.I am so excited about it ..It is going to become our romantic retreat.At the last house the room was left undone while the rest of the house got redone and we didn't want that to happen here .The next room will be little ones ..She is still throwing around a few ideas in her head of how she wants her room to be.I am thinking we may just need to take her shopping and let her see what is out there .Anyway,I got off subject here so i will end my post...
Thanks to all of your prayers and well wishes ..I am starting to feel much better now.Have a great Saturday all ....

An Apology to the former wife

Well it seems that Guppy's ex wife has Googled him and found me through him .In doing that she read the post where I was angry with her about lil one's refusal to use a public toilet.I wanted to take this time to apologize to her about getting angry and saying hurtful things.She was right about "God not liking UGLY" as she put it.I should have kept my opinion to myself and prayed about it.I was frustrated and angry and said things I shouldn't have.I do want to address some things while I am here though....
Here were the two comments she left me :
Anonymous said...

Maybe you are totally incorrect in what you think the problem is. How about not pointing the finger at her mom. What are you the evil Step Mom. You stupid BITCH! Your step daughter has NEVER went to public bathrooms easily since the first day she started being potty trained. It is a phobia that was not caused by her mom.

6:20 PM
I have taken Heather to public restrooms for a few years with no problems at all.She may have had issues when she was younger but I didn't know that because at four and five she was fine.

then
Anonymous said...

Well, I have known Heather and her "bitch mother" for about 10 years now and She has never said anything bad about you.... You must be ashamed (remember God doesn't like UGLY). I have personally taken Heather to a public bathroom and she goes just fine for me.... I wonder if you should point the finger at yourself instead of her mother. Since I have known her mother I have also known that she is not a phyco nor a bitch and maybe you should just settle in at second place and get over it. Or maybe if you gave her half a chance you would see the person that she really is and not rely on the comments of a bitter EX husband.


I wanted to say I never called her a bitch as it has been said a few times in this comment.I only got my opinion from what Heather told me herself.She would cry and say that she was scared because her mother scared her.She never changed that story after asking her several times.Guppy called Shawna and asked her if she knew what was up with that and she admitted to teasing her about it and said Heather teased her also.I do not form my opinions from her "bitter EX husband" .He is not even close to being bitter but instead very grateful to Shawna.He also does not talk ill of her..he chooses not to talk about her at all.I formed my obviously wrong opinion from little one and my observation, and for that I apologize.Second of all I am not competing for 1st,2nd, or 3rd place with Heather..That is not the case at all .I think she can be loved by everyone involved and that is great.I would never want to try and take the place of her mother.That is not cool nor would it be healthy for her.I am here to be the best stepmother I can be for her and help her grow to be a healthy,strong,emotionally stable adult.That is what I want.I do not want for this journey of raising her together,separately, to be a long bitter one at all.I have often admired Shawna for her strength to raise a little girl on her own.I know how hard it gets on this end at times with two of us.So please do not form an opinion of me(calling me evil and a stupid bitch) from one post that I wrote in anger and frustration( we had been very recently dealing with the potty issue)...I am sure God would not approve of that either.Also if you have the problem solved with taking Heather to the restroom please do share that ..I think for Heather's sake that would be beneficial to everyone involved.I also invite you to feel free to comment as much as you would like to on my blog but please do not hide behind an "Anonymous"...Be proud to show who you are if giving me your opinion.Thanks for sharing your views and please accept my apology :)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Feeling under the weather :(

What in the world does that mean anyway ? I know it means feeling sick or not exactly up to par ,but where in the world did that come from?Was someone standing under a tornado and thought to themselves...You know I am feeling bad here ..hey haha I am feeling under the weather?So bizarre,so bizarre...Anyway ,whatever it means or where ever it came from ..I am feeling it.I woke up this morning at 6:24 to be exact ...on a SATURDAY !!! that is unheard of uless I am going to catch a flight.I woke up not being able to breathe..My throat hurting and not being able to swallow because my mouth was bone dry.Not a good feeling.So I got up and made me some hot tea with honey and lemon and blew my nose about a hundred and fifty times in a row..I felt like I was trying to break a record or something ...I got to feeling better though and now the later the day gets the worse I am feeling.Man I don't want to be sick ...Everyone send me prayers,good thoughts,garlic,OJ whatever you think will help would ya?..lol Uggghhhh!!!I can not afford to get sick ...I hate being sick and further more...I do not want to be sick..I hope all of you had a great Saturday!!If none of this makes sense or I have typos or spelling errors...please forgive me ..I am feeling under the weather remember?That means I am to lazy to proofread...Ok I am going to make me some tea and lay down now....Ciao

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Where has the time gone?

How in the world did it get to be November 2005 already?Man the older I get the faster time flys.I wonder if that seems to be so, because as you get older you usually have more things to do.. then you have time in a day .Also the older you get the more precious time seems to be.You appreciate things a little more.Wouldn't it be so nice if that started at an early age ..Started when you had all the time in the world to stop and enjoy life ...back when your biggest responsibility was to make sure you got your homework done and kept your room clean.Oh to be young again with the knowledge and appreciation for life that I have now.

I hope you are all having a great week ...

Monday, October 31, 2005

Why I detest Halloween ....

I have went back and forth with whether or not I should post my view on Halloween or not.I came to the conclusion that it is my blog so why not .What better way to see if anyone out there shares my same views.I am well aware that a lot of people do not so it will be interesting to maybe find someone that does.As for me and my house , we do not celebrate Halloween.I choose not to for spiritual reasons ,you notice I did not say religious reasons ...I believe everyone has their own relationship with God or not and everyone is at different places in that relationship.I do not believe in a "religion" dictating rules and such.I believe we all have to answer to God in the end and we should all do what we as individuals feel is right for us.I use to love Halloween.That was my mothers favorite holiday as well .We always had the coolest parties .Our house was THE place to go every year.We would build haunted houses in the backyard or garage.We would bob for apples all the typical Halloween things that people do.As I got older and closer to God I just did not feel good about celebrating a holiday that so clearly does not glorify God in any way.Nothing about Halloween glorifies God.No one decorates for halloween with cute angels and doves.No, it is witches, bats,monsters and devils.Satan loves this holiday ..It is his time.Christians are to "... have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather rebuke them." [Ephesians 5:11]
I have a friend that I have known for years that is wiccan...He also tells me this is thier day of celebration."Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." [Romans 12:2]."For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?" [2 Corinthians 6:14, 15].I understand that most people celebrate Halloween and see absolutely nothing wrong with it.They see it as a holiday that the kids dress up cute and go get lots of candy.Us as Christians need to dig a little deeper and not be so accepting of such an evil holiday is my belief.I can not see any reason to celebrate a holiday that glorifies things that are detestable to the Lord.Not even for a day .What does that teach your children as Christians?That you should surround yourself with what is good and pure and holy except on one day,then you can surround yourself with evil and darkness?Why invite the spirit of fear to your child on purpose?That can carry on to many other things in life.The sort of practices celebrated on Halloween are what defiled the ancient nations [see Leviticus 18:24-30]. The Israelites were warned against such practices when they entered the Promised Land, "When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations." [Deuteronomy 18:9]

Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so. [Deuteronomy 18:10-14]

This guy said it best when he said: " It does not have even one single redeeming virtue. It is custom born out of pagan superstition. It is a demon-inspired, devil-glorifying, occult festival. It is an evening holy unto evil, death, and divination. The Scriptures tells us to "Abstain from all appearance of evil." [1Thess. 5:22]
That is pretty much the gist of it for me.I detest Halloween ,I really do .I did not post this to be preachy or judgemental but to express my view.If it helps one preson realize the evils of Halloween then that is great.For all of you that are choosing to participate in Halloween then I pray that you have a very happy and safe one:)

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Who are YOU people ?????!!!!!!!!!!

Who are you people that refuse to easily merge into the right lane when the sign CLEARLY states that the left lane will be ending very soon .Who are you people that see that sign and get over into the very lane that is about to close ,just to drive all the way up and get stopped because you NOW need to merge because there is no lane now left?Who are you people that do not realize that by doing so you slow down or totally stop traffic?Who are you people that are in such a hurry to get nowhere ?Who are you people that pass people and weave in and out of traffic just to get stopped at all the same red lights that I do ?Who are you people ,and why do you continue to do these things?

I am an official Bloglord ....

Mint
Watch me hula hoop ...You are getting sleepy ...very, very sleepy ....Now go click on my renters blog and give her some hits ...lol

I wanted to welcome my very first tenant 3T from over at "Stumbling through Life with Grace " She has an awesome blog ...A very eye catching template and great content .I encourage you all to give her a click {she can be found at the very top of my sidebar,she has the room with the great view } ....So she can earn her credits and if you are looking for a great new blog to read,she would be a great place to start .So go on over and tell her Stormi sent ya :)

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

A chilly Saturday afternoon ....

Well it is Saturday, normally I would be thrilled but this week it marks an almost ending to my wonderful vacation :( .I am trying to stay positive and enjoy myself until I have to go back on Tuesday ...It just seems to have gone so fast.Isn't that the way it usually works out?

Today we are headed to a Peddlers Show in Rosenberg ,Texas.I have never been to one but apperantly it is pretty huge judging from the site.
There was a very, very small craft show here locally last weekend .When I say small I mean like maybe 8 different booths kind of small ..lol There was this guy that did pencil drawings that have hidden items in his pieces along with hidden scriptures.They are very very cool .I bought my parents and brother/SIL one and had him customize them by writting their names into the drawing .I thought it to be a very unique and special gift for Christmas ...
I talk to my mom constantly and tell her everything ...well I could not wait to tell her what I had bought ( leaving out the fact that I bought her one of course ) and she thought it to be so cool that she asked if I would pick her up three for gifts to some hard to buy for friends and family .The only downfall to this is she will know how much was spent ..lol Oh well ,I am sure she will love hers.The guy that does them is super nice ...he left us his home and cell number. Guppy called and found out that he will be at this place in Rosenburg this weekend so we figured it would be a good chance to get out of town and to visit a huge craft show ( we love em ) .

That is what we have planned for this chilly October day ...what are your Saturday plans?

Friday, October 28, 2005

Hmmmmmmmmmm?

I got to thinking yesterday ...I know you can smell the smoke right?..lol I was talking to my mother about a squash soup when she mentioned her friend making a very good homemade tomato soup.That is what got me thinking ...it is very odd to me how some people, like me, LOVE tomatoes yet I can not stand the soup .I have tried it over a course of years to see if my taste has changed and no go .It is kind of funny how deep in thought I was over food ...I must have been pretty hungry .I thought about how on average I eat a tomato about 5 days a week .I eat them on EVERYTHING just about .If I can not actually put them on something I eat them like an apple.Yet I can not stand the soup ..I have known ( well I still do ) people who HATE tomatoes but love ketchup and pasta with tomato based sauce .I find that very odd as well ..lol Thinks that make you go hmmmmmmm I guess ..lol

I also thought ( as I ate some artichoke hearts) about some foods that I love that gags my family members just thinking about it ..lol

Mine would be :

spinach
artichoke hearts
avocado( I eat this just about as much as I do tomatoes)
brussel sprouts

What food does your family or friends think you are totally nasty for loving?

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Scrappin


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Well I got the scrapbooking bug again ..It comes and goes ..Well I shouldn't say it goes really .I love to do it all the time but there are times when I fall into an uncreative funk I guess ..Kind of like writers block I suppose.We recently went to Ky as most of you know, and I was able to snag a bunch of pics from my moms pc of my niece and nephew .I have been wanting to start a book for each of them for some time now and I finally have enough pics to get started .We were also able to take some of our own which is always cool .I love scrapping because when I am out and see a layout op I am like ..."quick grab the camera,I am so going to scrap that" ..lol That is what I did with the four pictures above.....They were all taken by me ( pats myself on the back ) I am rather proud of them actually ,because Guppy is usually the photo genious around here .We were unable to scan the layouts in to the computer because they are the large ones so Gup had to snap pics of them ...I hope you are able to see the detail from the pic ,of the embelishments I used ...simple layouts like this are very new to me .When I first started scrappin I would try and get as many pics on a page as possible .I may scan those in one day to show you .Anyway,the first one ( blue and brown ) is of my nephew Caden .Our evacuation trip to Kentucky was our first time getting to meet him in person,I was so excited.the second one of the lil bathing beauties is Caden on the left and his sister Chloe on the right .I love the one with the towel on her head ...I took that right after giving her a bath in the sink at my moms.I swear she looks like she could do a baby shampoo commercial or something .Then again I could just be a very proud aunt ..lol
Are there any fellow scrapbookers that have any advice or tips for me?

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Let's Go Strooooooosss..We still BEE-lieve !!!!!!

UPDATE:We just got our asses kicked by the White Sox :( Damn I hate that they won but most of all that it was a sweep. We fought ,but not hard enough .I guess on a good note,now that baseball season is over I will have a lot more time on my hands ..lol
They were stressin me out ...I never bite my nails and I have none left after tonight.I will give Backe props though ...he pitched a scoreless 7 innings ...You go Brandon :)


Isn't he a cutie pie ladies?



I have been wearing all my Astros gear ..Trying to gather up a bunch of team spirit.Even though we are down three games I am still believing that we can win this...
Thanks to my wonderful MIL(Mitey Mite ) I now own a Stros jersey ...my MIL rocks ....here is a pic of me Astro'd up ..lol
Backe is starting tonights came and I BEE-Lieve he is gonna bring this series back to us ......
I am off to watch it happen ...later ya'll


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Why do men ?....

How often do you find a comic that fits you perfectly ?Well Guppy did the other day and e-mailed it to me .It was so funny at how close to the same exact conversation that we have had SEVERAL times with each other is portrayed in this comic ...I am sure some of you can realate ...Why do men not feel the need to change out of good clothes to do a dirty task ?They ruin perfectly good clothes and then bitch that they do not have any good pants to wear some place nice ...HELLO ...does this make sense to any female out there ?HEY MEN...ALL CLOTHES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL !!!!!lol Have a great Tuesday ya'll :


Monday, October 24, 2005

Just stopping in !!!

Just thought I would say hey :) I know it has been awhile .Man it seems like life got a lil busy there for a bit .I am sure a lot of you can relate .I just wanted to let everyone know that I am planning on posting tomorrow as well as getting around to visit all of you .Please accept my apology for my lack of visiting :( I love & miss you all......

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

It ain't over till the Killer Bees STING!!!! BZZZZZZZZZZZ

IT's Over baby .....
The Houston Astros clinched it ..We are going to the World Series for the first time in Texas History ..WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! It is a party in Texas tonight.Guppy and his sister are standing in line at Academy right now waiting to buy shirts and hats ..lol They say there are thousands standing in line for them .It is cool ...I see the crowds on tv and I am watching them go crazy and when I get on the phone with Gup here and there it sounds the same ..lol He said they have done the wave a few times in line ..lmao
Anyway ,I am off to watch the celebration on tv and wait for Gup to get home with the shirts .I will post again soon and come visit again ....* I need to get that done before Saturday though ..lol That is the first game of our new victory :) *

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 'STROSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hey wow... A new post!!!!

Oh wait... it's just guppyman here telling us to be patient....

Stormii has been working hard, watching baseball and trying to figure out what to do about the bathroom issue..... (We were going to find a border, but it looks like we may use molding instead.)

It's funny how into baseball she has gotten recently... she hated it before... But she sat down to watch game two of this series between the Astros and Cardinals... and she has been hooked ever since!

Hope everybody is having fun... she will be back on soon when she gets some time...

I'll let her know ya'll care!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Warm welcome and border problems

I wasn't going to post until I had time to post more on the evacuation.We have been busy busy remodeling the bathroom.I finally figured what the heck I can post a little and then get back to that story later .I mean I am not bound by any rules seeing as it is my blog right?..right !! So I thought I would take a minute to welcome my MIL to the blog world and ask if you all would go over and welcome her also :)We are finally decorating the main bathroom around the previously mentioned shower curtain.We have run into a situation though .When we took down the previous owners wall paper border the glue must have been old because it is cracking the paint .I have never had this happen before.It is leaving us no option but to also put up border .Ok , Neither of us have ever dealt with wall paper and second of all it has been a task trying to find one we really, really like ( this stuff isn't cheap )and we don't want to just "settle" for any ol thing ,ya know?We found one that goes with the shower curtain perfectly .It even looks like it was made just for it but the funny thing is we don't really like the border ..lol Which is very odd since we like the shower curtain so much. Anyway I went off on a slight tangent there ...I just thought I would give ya'll an update for those of you wondering where I have been.Wish us luck with this wall paper border hunt. UGGHHH!!!..lol

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Rita Evacuation Part 2

So we have all the stuff we can possibly take packed into our little Saturn.Ourselves in the front with Gizmo in my lap.Lil one and Daizii in the back seat and off we go .Well I use the word go very lightly here ..lol We started our very long journey out of the hurricanes path .At first we were like.. "ok here we go" and we were in a great mood .We put in our praise cd that we had made of bunch of our favorites and started singing along and praising God that we were going to be able to get out safe.Well we ran into traffic pretty much straight away in Kemah on the bridge .We kept thinking up a ways it will let up once there were places to turn off in different directions .WELLLLL,little did we know until we turned the local radio station on that they were closing pretty much every exit and only letting people go straight .ARGGGGGG..Thus starting our 27 hour journey to his dads house.I remember us saying ok ...this has got to let up soon.After hours and hours of stop-go traffic it was becoming very apperent that it was NOT going to let up anytime soon .It was so surreal.Night fell and nothing had gotten any better .It got to the point that you started to get to know your new neighbors ..The people that had traveled next to you for hours upon hours.People were getting out and talking to each other.Helping each other stay awake.People were napping between times to move up and people would either honk to wake them or knock on their window to wake them up.People were walking around outside their cars ..passing water and food down to different cars ..Walking their dogs and using the restroom on the side of the road.I remember us getting to a gas station sometime late in the night /early the next morning and of course there was no gas to be found but everyone was stopping to go potty and get drinks, food and stretch .Thank God women are so prepared, because no bathroom we stopped at during the trip had toilet paper, but there was always a woman that had packed some and passed it around to all of us to use.
We were flipping back and forth from the AM talk radio station we listen to and the local Christian station that we also listen to and what I thought was so funny was how they kept telling all the callers calling in ..talking about how they had been in traffic fir such and such hours to just be patient ...Although that was all you really could do is be patient it wasn't very comforting having someone that is sitting in a studio all nice and comfy ..telling you to be patient ..

The Christian radio station was great though ..The dj would say prayers for all of us .People in the same traffic were calling in encouraging all of us to trust God ..to stay awake and that we would all make it out .It was great to hear others encouraging that were going through it themselves .The only thing we wished would have been different, is the fact that everyone was getting so tired and dozing off and the station was playing very mellow slow music .We really needed them to crank it up a bunch of notches.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Rita Evacuation Part 1

I know it has been awhile since my last post, but ,man oh man I have been wore plum out .So has Guppy and he had to go back in to work today :( We have learned that work doesn't give you rest from a 60 hour long evacuation .Most places are already back to business as usual while some of us are trying to get rested up enough to function .One thing I will say about this evacuation I know the inside of my car like the back of my hand now ..lol but seriously I know some of you are wanting to hear the story of the adventure we just had so here is my version of what happened.Thank you all for all of your thoughts and prayers :) It was truly appreciated more then you will ever know .

We started talking Tuesday about were we would go and that we definately were going to evacuate if Rita had not changed course by Wednesday .Guppy called around and made sure each member of his family that was in town had a plan and if not he helped give them one .We made sure his 85 year old Grammy got out of there via our brother-in-law.We were not about to leave it up to the assisted living community she lived in to evacuate her and I do not suggest anyone ever does.We both took wednesday off of work and started packing and planning and making the last minute phone calls.I can tell you this ,I was on a huge emotinal rollercoaster .I was scared and I prayed ,I prayed for God to take the fear from me and help me to have faith that it would be ok no matter what .After alot of prayer I did have faith that God was in control and that no matter what happened ,if God forbid I had no house left that he had a plan that HE was in control and it would somehow ,someway, be ok .Well then I went through being excited that we were going to get to go see family unexpectedly .I had never met my less then a year old nephew and my two brand new twin baby cousins so I convinced myself that this was a good thing or atleast we could make the best out of a bad situation .I do not know how many of you have ever had to walk around your house and decide what you would take and not want demolished in case of this or that ...but that is a very very strange feeling .To know that you may never come back to what you know is home .It is not even the materialistic things it really wasn't .It was the memories we had made together in this home .Thankfully Guppy is always my voice of reason and told me that memories are in our minds and hearts and no one or nothing can take that away .I love that man.I grabbed our wedding album ,lil ones baby book ,a small rubbermaid tote that I use for scrapbooking supplies and filled it with loose photos.and packed almost all the clothes we own ..in hind sight that was a bad idea We only needed a weekd worth of clothes if even ....It took up wayyyyyyy to much trunk room ,room we could have used for food, cooler and stuff so that we were not SO crowded up in the seats.Anyway we took his work laptop and this laptop and the tower to his pc .I know alot may be thinking who cares its a pc you can replace it but it has ALOT of pics we didn't want destroyed and we had already broke the pcs down and didn't have time to burn them to cd's .I also suggest everyone keeps pics burned to cd's regularly and keep them in a place you can grab and go .Other then a cooler with drinks and sandwich stuff that is all we took .Well little one was given a back back and told she could fill it with special things and was able to take two dolls that are special to her and the blanket that grandma made .I called my mom and bawled like a baby as I was overcome with emotion after packing up the car and getting ready to say goodbye to everything we had ,maybe for the last time .I was heartbroken for all that had suffered Katrina and come back to nothing .I was telling my mom ...."I can not even imagine how those people that came back to nothing felt when I still have my home and it is killing me now to say goodbye "It was a feeling and emotion that I can not really describe with words ,it really was ......

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Guppy and Storm are evacuating .

Well the time has come with this Hurricane Rita that we must evacuate .I am still praying it fizzle but taking precation .We are heading to my parents house in Ky very very early tomorrow morning .Please help us pray for safe travel and again still for Gods mercy from Rita .We will be packing and boarding today so that everything is ready to go .All we have to do tomorrow is hop in the car and pray...Thank you all for all the prayers and continued prayers ..I love you all and will try my best to keep you all updated from moms ..I am taking the laptop and they have cable ..yeahhh!!!

Thank you all and talk to you all soon :)

Monday, September 19, 2005

Hurricanes and Babies

So at work today they call all of us in to a meeting and tell us to get our evacuation plan in order .That we are pretty much going to have to get the heck out of dodge and all that .Well I am from Kentucky as some of you already know before that I was raised in Las Vegas ...So needless to say I have never been through a major hurricane .The year before last we had a cat one come through named Claudette ..That was basically kind of fun ..We got off work early and got some really cool flooded road pics but nothing got major damage so all was good .Well this time they are thinking it is not going to be so good .So needless to say I was a weee bit freakin out .If it gets to the point where we are going to have evacuate we have to go board the MIL's house up because she is away in Romania right now and can not even be reached .That sucks for two reasons ..For one she is right on the water and I really worry about her house so I am praying it is ok .Second We spend almost our whole weekend over there scrubbing and cleaning.Anyway we also have to get his Grammy and his neice ...His sister and her hubby have to stay here because they are emergency personnel .His sister is a 911 dispatcher and her hubby is a firefighter .So we will need to go get their daughter .We are thinking about getting them early and running them up to his other sisters and then coming back for the two dogs and our lil one .We will either go on to his Dads which is 4 hours inland or Kentucky which is about 20 hours from here .His dad may still be away in Minnesota at a wedding .Guppy said, "well we can go just break a window" ..lol it would be cheaper to buy a window then to get a hotel .I think we should just drive on out to my parents house in KY myself ..I am praying and asking for prayers that the storm fizzles and we all remain safe.


On to much greater news ...My aunt gave birth to twin babies today.That is such cool news :) She had one girl and one boy ...one weighing 5 lbs 10 oz and the other 5 lbs 3 oz I think that is pretty big for twin babies isn't it ?Anyway she has MS so this is great that she carried them to full term and they are so healthy..Truly some of God's great work.She is doing good and so are the babies ....
Andrea Danielle and Zachariah Daniel

Thank you all in advance for your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

The longest Saturday

Man, I just had the busiest Saturday that I have had in a very very long time.We woke up and got showered and ready, off to church for the kick off party of the kiddies Christmas program .That was cool and lil one enjoyed it.Then we had to run home and get some stuff ready for the post office.We then ran to the post office,dropped lil one off at her mothers house ,went to subway to get lunch then ran back over to his moms for another day of cleaning .Man I am realizing day by day that her house is a lot larger then I ever thought .I knew it was big ,but you don't realize how big and how much stuff she has until you are the one cleaning it and dusting it all ..lol Anyway we were on day two and spent four hours there .Then we had to run home and get showered and ready for church.So off to church we went at 6:00 ,my friend from last week met us there :) I was excited .It is cool to have a friend from work attending church with me.After church we came home and decided to run out and try and find some good potpourri to replace his moms older stuff .We ran to the mall to the Yankee Candle store ( one of my very favorite stores) only to find a bunch of new candles but no useable potpourri.All they had was the huge stuff which wouldn't work in the little baskets that we are putting it in .There is always this kiosk in that mall that has like homemade potpourri but of course they were NOT there yesterday .We were bummed but kept looking .We went to Kirklands and found some wonderful smelling sachets .One is seaspray which will work for her bathrooms .The other we had to grab some for us as well ,it was orange clove ..mmmmmm it smells yummy.Ok, so we realize we were going nowhere in our lil potpourri quest and we were getting hungry so we head to Cracker Barrel..but.....On the way we see a new huge dollar store open so we go to check it out .It was nice ..very big and clean .I realized it is a decent scrap booking supply place .That is always a good find .Well I bought me some gummy worms and off we went to eat.We both ordered breakfast and ate for less then $14.00 I was very impressed.We get home from all that at 10:00 pm .Well, a few weeks ago I became a prayer warrior at church and committed to praying for the church for one hour a week and my hour happens to be from 11:00 pm till midnight on Saturdays .I was so wore out so I laid on the couch and took a twenty minute nap before going in to pray. Guppy had a little bit of a time waking me up but I did ..I got up and went in to pray ..and yeahhhhh I made it through till midnight :) After that though ...it was off to dreamland finally .....

So ...how was your Saturday ?

Friday, September 16, 2005

Confessions and inner thoughts of a tipsy lunch date/Sexual sandwich wrap

Well what a week .On TV and otherwise...I am so excited to see who wins HOH tonight on BB6.Survivor started last night and man they put those people through some hell.Anyway I won't go into great detail about the shows ...You can see that on Guppy's page .

Today Guppy was off because his boss decieded that he has worked hard and needed a day off with pay ( Go Guppy's boss ...I need a boss like that ) So anyway I ran out of hours at work so I had to leave early ...Yeahhhh!!!!, I love leaving early on a friday .Anyway ,Guppy and I go to Chili's for lunch ...not because they have great food but because it was close and we were starving.So we go in and sit down and order ..all is good ...we are on the non crowded side ( my favorite) ..when this group of three women come in and WTF ..they sit them right and I mean RIGHT behind us ..Um hello there are like a hundred tables further from us why the one breathing right down my neck?Anyway ..lol I not being my usual self,orders a drink ..lol I never do that ,because ..well for one,I do not drink often at all, and two ,that I think they are way over priced... but anywho ...Back to the bitches behind us ..lol I start getting a little buzzed very quickly because I am a lightweight and I am not talking about the size of my ass I am talking my tolerance for alchohol intake ..lol And this chick behind me tells the waitress ..Is it because we are right by this fan or is it always so cold in here .The waitress tells her "I don't know ,it is hot to be bacause I have been in and out of the kitchen ,it's always hot to me." "But I will see if I can get someone to turn the fan down for you." WEll they get a guy to come turn it off ..OFF I say .Well being in the slightly tipsy state I was in ..lmao I was being loud apperantly according to Guppy ..He kept laughing at me but was telling me to shhhhh and drop it because he thought I was about to start scrappin I guess .But I was like "Oh man it's hot in here ...Um waiter can you bring me my own personal fan please ? Or perhaps a window unit air conditoner?" >..lmao I mean If I had one more drink in me I would have turned around and said ..Um, excuse me bitches, but we were here first and it is hotter then fuckin Hades outside and I would appreciate it if you leave the fuckin fan alone...fuck you very much . But those were just my thoughts and I thought it best not to voice those out loud ...lol Untill we got in the car...geeeezzzz and them bitches were demanding shit and special order me this and can you do this for me .I was like ...who the hell made ya'll the Queens of fuckin Sheeba today .Anyway as bitter as I may sound in this post it was pretty damn funny at the time ..I was laughing so hard at the resturant I was crying .Guppy was laughing and telling me to drink up ...lol It was the most fun we had on a lunch date in awhile .I won't repeat the whole conversation or all the thoughts I had ..lol But geeeez ,some people .


We are about to head over to the MIL to get started on the initial clean of the house .This is going to be the hardest part so we wre going to double team it .My husband Rocks !!!Also I was posting the sexual techniques on fridays awhile back and have totally spaced them until today so I am sorry for those that were getting a kick out of them and here is tip number 239 for this week ....


Have any extra sandwich wrap left after making a huge holiday dinner?Well I have just the thing for it ......

Wrap yourself tightly in plastic wrap so that your nipples strain against the sheer bonds.Invite your lover to unwrap you slowly,tie your hands behind your back with the crumply plastic,and eat you up .


If anyone tries this let me know ...rotflmao

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

What a week, what a week !!

Well things are going great for me this week .It started out as you well know if you read Guppy's page ..lol with me making my hubby's day by giving him some head first thing in the morning :) Thank God ( Thank you Lord ) that I also married a very oral person who can't get enough.( he more than returned the favor the following morning btw....My last marriage was without that and I thought for years and years I was doomed to live a life of no kissing unless it was the very few minutes of foreplay and no oral sex except on my birthday ...I mean how sad is that ? Don't you feel sorry for me?I felt sorry for myself I tell ya ..lol

Not to change the subject but right when I started my post I seen my friend from Mississippi that I have been wondering about pop online .I had to stop and see what was up and make sure everything was fine .The whole family is doing fine .They had downed trees and power lines and had no power for a week .Other then that they are doing great.I am very relieved to hear the news and wanted to share it with all of you .Thanks for any and all prayers :)

Today is just going to be a potpourri of topics ..lol I am super excited today that I got accepted for a second job .I know that is going to sound totally insane to most but I really am .My MIL has agreed to hire me on as her housekeeper .She has been wanting one for like two years I think but hasn't been real comfortable with a stranger just coming and going in her house .I do not mind cleaning and am very good at it if I do say so myself .So I know it seems weird to be excited about cleaning ...especially someone else's house but this is going to help us out financially and it will help my MIL out as well .She is constantly running and doing for either work or family ,she travels a lot also .This way she can come home to a clean house and will have time on her hands to organize what she has been wanting to .I think it is just working out all around .....


And last and certainly least ..lol I know you are going to say TMI for sure but I got my DOT today and I am craving chocolate so badly I would probably be willing to take it away from a baby at this point ..lol I know that is bad .If anyone is willing to e-mail me some chocolate feel free...I also accept homemade goodies ..lol

Anyway I have rambled enough and Big Brother is starting so I must be going now :) Have a great week all !!!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Church went well & Happy Grandparents Day !!

WTC Candle

Well church went well last night .She said she enjoyed it .Of course it was all totally different people in the band last night ..lol figures .So no the guy that I talked about in my previous post did not sing .I had told her that they rocked out a lot and last week they really did .Of course last night it was basically all slow songs ..lol You just have to laugh at that .On a good note the pastor gave a very powerful message which is what is important anyway .I am hoping she will want to go with us again.


Happy Grandparent's Day



Well today is grandparents day and I can not talk about what we have done or are going to do for it at the moment because my MIL reads this and it would ruin her surprise ..soooooo stay tuned for that :)

I hope all you Grandparents are having a fabulous day !!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Misery loves company ..it is true I tell ya .

Man,I am so happy it is finally the weekend .Work has been quite the up and down adventure this week .There is a little group of women at work that love to hate me ..lol It really use to bother me .I was, I do not know if you would call it friends ,with them... but, I would hang out on lunch and breaks with them about a year ago .So, I know up close and personal ,how each and every one of them are .I have racked my brain trying to figure out why they all can't stand me now that I have kind of seperated myself from the herd so to speak .I mean some of them go out of their way trying to get me in trouble by accusing me of some outlandish things .It is just sad really .Anyway ..the other day I was really just upset .I got off work and I was venting to Guppy about how much it pisses me off ,and what did I ever do to them ?Some of them I have bent over backwards helping ...financially and emotionally .So for them to treat me like shit now kind if hurts you know .So Guppy listens to me rant and rave like the great hubby he is, and then says ..."How many of those people have a happy life?"I stopped and thought about it and you know ...not even one of them are happy."One of them got pregnant by a married co-worker and was so proud of that, but he left his wife after that, and they( him and the new prego girlfriend) can't stay together for more then a couple weeks at a time.One of them is married to a crack addict and she kicks him out and takes him back constantly for the past 6 years .One is bi-polar and very very vendictive and bitchy .She can't keep a man because of the "I am better then everyone,because everyone besides me is an idiot especially men " attitude .One of them is unhappily married and I suspect ( like everyone else in the building ) that she is having an affair with a fellow co-worker .So this is what I have concluded .First of all I will not apologize for loving my husband .I will not aplogize for being very happy with my life.I have prayed to God for years to have the life I have now and I will not apologize for that ,or pretend it is not so .So they can go on hating me all they want and trying to pull me into their misery .I will have no part of it .I bought a bible to keep at work abd when they start with their crap I will have to just say some prayers for them .As hard as that is ..lol I know you are suppose to pray for your enemies but my flesh will not always easily allow that to happen ..lol Thank God for God ..lol Anyway I am in much better spirits now that I have realized why and what I need to do about it .I hope you all had a much better week then I .On a good note I invited my
'actual' friend from work to church tonight and she said yes ...I am excited.I am praying that she loves it .I really think she will .I was bragging on this new guy that sings for the band that she would think was hot ( she is single and looking ) and I will be disappointed if he isn't singing tonight after me braggin on him all week .lol

Have a great Saturday !!!!!!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Yeah I am back for a minute ...

Hey I am back for a minute ..lol
I woke up a little early so I thought I would post real fast on my thoughts about BB6 last night .First off I thought it was HILARIOUS that Ivettes girlfriend likes Janelle as much as America does ..lol That was classic .That she HATES Ivettes Cappy obsession as much as America does .That was too funny .I can not wait for all of the nerd herd to get out and see that America doesn't like them in the slightest and that they are all delusional ,that will be so great .I thought I would spit out my drink when Bitchifer said that the longer that she stays in the Jury house the more of a bitch she becomes ..UH *NEWS FLASH* she was a huge bitch to begin with and that has hasn't changed that ..lol She really needs to get over herself and the game ..It's over Bitchifer and you lost .Ok I hope she takes out Ivette and Maggie .As much as I can't stand April it will serve all the "freindship" right to see her in the final two since they kept choosing not to evict her everytime they had a chance .Man I am so happy that Janelle is HOH and I really hope she wins this ..Everyone go vote for Americas choice so we will see her on Two and a Half men .Also don't forget that it comes on at 9:00 this Saturday .
Have a great Friday ya'll :)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Hijacked!

Hey everybody, it's guppyman! I just figured I'd hop on here while I have a minute and let you know that Stormii hasn't abandoned you, she's just been busy as can be. When she gets a chance, she'll be back on to post... Until then... Well... Just keep checking back.


BTW- Is everybody having problems with the pictures on this page, or is it just me?
;)

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Things that make you go hmmmmmm????

Thanks to all of you that visited and commented through my hurricane posts .I think a lot of people do not like to deal with the serious stuff because I notice I get so many more comments when I post about pure nonsense ...lol I have like 4 on one post 5 on another and 7 on the other I think .Yet when I posted a pic about my nachos I recieved 18 comments ...I find that fascinating .Anyway on to more nonsense for now .

Big Brother 6 to be exact ...so all of you that do not watch can go ahead and move along to the next blog there is nothing interesting for you here today :) ....

Ok So Beau is gone ...yeah but not the one I wanted gone .Why oh WHY did they leave the most annoying person since Holly in the house .I am assuming it was because she had never won anything ..OHHHHH but she has now ..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr WHYYYYYYYYYY!!!! I am soooo upset that" big mouth, can't talk without screaming,whiney ass baby",Ivette got HOH well I would be willing to lay my paycheck down that Janelle and Howie are going up on the block. She isn's smart enough to keep who she would win against in the final two .She is going to be an idiot like usual.I also can not believe that BB brought HOLLY of all people back ...ugggggg I could not wait last year for her to go home .The sound of her voice is like nails on a chalkboard...What I did find funny is the fact that Ivette said she liked her so much .That did not surprise me in the slightest though ..lol Man I hope Janelle wins but the odds are spo stacked against her at this point .She keeps loosing her people .She is either going to lose Howie or she is going to be gone Thursday ..I guess we will have to
see.I can not wait to see Rachel and Bitchifer's face when James and Beau show up
..lol Anyway enough rambling about BB ....Have a great sunday ya'll !!!!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Happy weekend everyone !!

Sorry I have not posted in a few but it has been all about the hurricane evacuees since Katrina hit and the levee breeched .Getting supplies and taking them to places .Helping order huge amounts of other things .Our local Wal-mart is about wiped out of everything ,which is awesome .My mother-in-law and I went shopping yesterday to get some supplies and everyone we ran into was doing the same thing .I was so proud of America,Houston,our community and in humankind in general .Being right here and seeing these people first hand just makes your heart break for them .Especially at the Astrodome .There are sooooooo many people .They are all over around outside the dome as well .Just hanging out in parking lots and stuff with nothing to do .Guppy,Nicole( a friend from work ) and I are going to go volunteer up at the Astrodome today .Man I pray for strength to do so ....I so hope I do not break down emotionally in front of these people .I am so thankful to God for sparing so many lives though .a lot of these people have nothing but their lives but that is a great place to start .I also wanted to update you all on some things Wal-mart is NOW doing .I got into a debate in the shoutbox right before the hurricane hit with someone that was trashing my company ( Wal-Mart) saying that they were evil,terrible to the community,their employees and so on .She was calling them Satan's five and Dime .Needless to say I took great offense to this .I have been with Wal-Mart for 12 years now and have seen the MANY MANY things that Wal-Mart has done for the community,the US the WORLD for that matter and I thought I would share with all of you what I know for a fact they have been doing here lately ...not from the media ...but fist hand within the company .

Wal-Mart has now donated 17 Million dollars to Red Cross for the relief efforts .
They have donated a semi truck full of food and water to Mississippi,Alabama,and Louisiana.Along with 9 trucks of water .

They have taken in Wal-Mart associates that lost their store and houses .( Our store alone has 10 people that came from New Orleans working temporarily ).Through its Associate Disaster Relief Fund, the company will also give displaced associates immediate funds for shelter, food, clothing and other necessities.

Our store alone ( and we are only one amongst thousands of stores) Has donated over $10,000 worth of supplies so far .We have "adopted" a church shelter to keep
supplied.

Also, Wal-Mart will establish mini-Wal-Mart stores in areas impacted by the hurricane. Items such as clothing, diapers, baby wipes, food, formula, toothbrushes, bedding and water will be given out free of charge to those with a demonstrated need.


AND....The Emergency Contact Service has been created in our stores and on the Internet to allow Wal-Mart associates and customers to post messages regarding their well-being on our websites for their families and friends to see .


The person in the shoutbox would not believe me now matter how much I tried to tell her that Wal-Mart is a great company that is full of very caring and compassionate people .Me, being a part of the Wal-Mart family for 12 years, can not see how others can think so badly about what Wal-mart does for the community but I guess I am bias .

Everyone have a great weekend and be so very thankful for what you have .
If there is anyone that lives close to the Houston area that would like to help the Dome is in serious need of this help .There are thousands and thousands of people living in one area and it is getting so tough .Thank you :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Houston & Wal-mart stepping up

I am so proud to be from Houston and Wal-Mart right now .I am seeing so many people stepping up and helping out where needed without hesitation .It is truly awesome .We are more then willing to take all that Louisianna has on our shoulders to help out anyway we can.I know Wal-mart has donated a million dollars to the Red Cross and we are raising money at every store in the company for this .We also today donated alot of supplies and that is not the end .If anyone is wanting to give but does not know how or where,get with your local wal-mart store .All money being donated is going to the American Red Cross.If you are wanting to give a large amount and do not feel comfortable leaving it in the jars ( I would not suggest doing that ) You can go to the service desk and they will get an associate from acounting for you so that you can give them your donation and know it is in good hands.Thank you Houston and Thank you Wal-Mart Inc.


Here is a link to the local news site that gives a list of shelters still availabe and emergency phone numbers for those needing medical attention .

Shelter Help link ( click me )

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

My prayers are with you !!!!

For all of you that are affected by this horrible ,horrible storm ....




My thoughts and prayers are with you ...


God Bless you all !!


I have a friend that lives in Stewart Mississippi that I have not heard from .I am trusting that God is taking care of them but I am also asking for them to be lifted up in prayer :) Thank you all in advance .

Monday, August 29, 2005

" Wow ,I had no idea some kids are tortured like that ."

Me :"So lil one what would you like as a reward for doing your chores?"

lil one:"um,let me see,what would I like......Swimming ? "

Gup: " You can not swim in the winter so that will not work .Plus going some where every week will not always be possible so you need to think of something else ."

Me:"well do you not care if you get money ?Because your mom offers you $7.oo a week to do 7 things and you said you have only ever done three of them and that was once so what is the deal with that ?"

lil one:" Well it IS kind of cheap ."

Me:" (with a WTF look on my face ) "Cheap ?...Cheap ??Most kids your age get like a quarter a chore .When I was a kid I had to do chores and I did not get paid I just got grounded if I didn't do them.I would say $7.00 is a really good price for doing seven chores for a 7 year old."

lil one :" Wow ,I had no idea some kids are tortured like that ."



Where in the world does she come up with this ? Does anyone else out there have thier kids do chores?Do you reward them and how ?Do you punish them if they are not done?

She also has a list of daily responsibilities and rules that she must do or she gets either stood in the corner or grounded from favorite things .It is basically a daily routine with guidlines .Like backpack in your room ,clean up your area after eating , wash hands before eating and after using the potty and etc....

We are so undecided if chores should be totally optional to her and she just doesn't get rewarded if not done, or if it should be not optional and she will get in trouble for NOT doing any .I really think she needs some reponsibility .She has sort of a spoiled princess mentality when it comes to doing chores basically and she needs to get out of that really .She is a great kid otherwise .I just feel it is our responsibility to teach her some responsibility .Her mother seems to lack quite a bit in this area .She tends to go from a very structured ,has rules,basic daily routine here .To a free- for- all at her moms house .She definately needs something stable and constant .Anyway I went off on a slight tangent there ...lol

Any chore input would be wonderful :)

Sunday, August 28, 2005

It's someones BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!

Birthday Surprise Party
Ok we are going to pretend like I am posting this on Monday so totally ignore the date at the top here ok ..lol
I have to do this now because I have to work tomorrow and will not be home until the evening .I can not let the whole day go by without celebrating one of my very favorite bloggers 32nd birthday!

My wish for the day is that all of you that stop by here ...Go wish Melissa(butterflyinjesus) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!As a gift( I just couldn't get the car for ya girlie..lol ).Guppy has created a page dedicated just for her on her special day it is a homemade birthday card internet style :) .You can view it here .
Birthday Banner
THANKS TO EVERYONE IN ADVANCE FOR GOING OVER AND SPREADING SOME BIRTHDAY CHEER!!!!!
Have a great Monday everyone .......

Nacho Supreme


Most of you that have been reading my blog for awhile know that I have changed my eating habits to omit ALOT of sodium from it due to me being on blood pressure meds .
Well by the results of my blood work I have been doing the right thing because my BP was awesome and my sodium intake was normal ...Yeahhhhh!!!Anyway my new diet that I put myself on consists of NO pills ...just healthier choices .It is a lot like the weight watchers diet in that you can have whatever you want you just have to do it in moderation.Well I absolutely love Mexican which is very high in sodium ....so in order to remain able to eat it I have to modify it a bit .So last night we were all wanting nachos so I decided to do a little modifying to suit my needs.It turned out SOOOOOOO yummy .I bought some portabella mushrooms and sauteed them in extra virgin olive oil ...absolutely no spices at all, they have a great flavor of their own.I used that instead of meat and added tomato and avocado which is a veggie that is extremely low in sodium.It does have fat but it is the good fat.A very little bit of refried beans just enough to get the stuff to stick to the chips and a little bit of cheese ( this is were I splurged a little ...most cheese is high in sodium ) and sour cream on top ...mmmmmmmmmm I strongly suggest anyone trying this recipe it was truly fantastic and I will be eating this one again ...probably for lunch today :)

Saturday, August 27, 2005

New alarm clock ?


I woke up this morning to the sound of KKKRRRRKKKRRRRRKKRRRRR right outside my window.
I was like what in the world and then it dawned on me .It was a hot air balloon right above the roof .We were all suppose to go watch the hot air balloons launch for Ballunar Fest but ,I being the non- morning person that I am, was so tired and opted to stay sleeping rather than go :( I regret that desicion now but at the time it seemed the best one ..lol I Got dressed real fast and went outside .Man this thing was like barely above the trees .It was very cool .They were so low you could holler up to them and talk probably .I called Gup on the cell and he was on his way home but they kept stopping .Apparently if you go up to the balloons that have landed in all the different spots they give you trading cards .Lil one was SO excited .She was saying " this is the best day of my life " ..Wow ..lol I think she really likes going and checking out the balloons with her daddy every year.She came home and showed off her cards ...she was so proud ,it was cute .She now has something to put in her new little pink purse.

If you want to see some more cool balloon pics go check out Gup's page.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Joyce Meyer



I love listening to Joyce Meyer.I love the way she will just tell you like it is .She definately does NOT sugar coat what she is trying to get across to you at all .She is so inspirational to me .I like to listen to her in the morning while Gup is in the shower and I am doing my makeup .He is not as fond of her as I am ,so that is why I listen to her while he is doing other things .I listened to one of her "sermons" today that was just awesome .I called my mom and was talking about what she had said and how true it was and on and on .Well my mom missed it and I was thinking ...'you know, they gave a website. I wonder if they have the sermons uplaoded to the website for viewing' ( I just recently realized that my own church website offers that as well ) .
Well I went there and they DO offer the sermons ...I was like yeahhhhhh!!! I felt like I hit the jackpot and thought I would share the links with you guys :)
I also thought that her work in Africa was interesting so I am posting a link to it also for those of you that might want to go check that.I know my MIL has a soft spot for those over in Africa .Actually she has mentioned wanting to join the Peace Corp after visiting Africa .I think if it wasn't for her family she really would .




Have a Great Friday :)

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Calgon take me away ....

Oh I am so tired of shit .I am tired of guinea pig shit ..I am tired of Gizmo shitting everywhere .How can so much shit come out of a puppy that only weighs 8 lbs .? Luckily our 100lb dog knows to use the potty OUTSIDE..How can so much stink come from such a small little turd ?How come he roams the yard and pees and then jumps around playing or runs to the door .I bring him in and next thing I know he has shit in the house .This morning he made a nice little poop circle in the hall ..five turds all in a perfect circle ..What the hell is that about?I don't know and I really don't care ..I just am ready for hubby to come home and deal with it for awhile .I put the puppy in it's kennel today and it escaped ...What next from this little shitter ? I am off to take a nice looooonnnnnnng hot shower ...Hopefully I will come out in a much better mood ...Atleast it will smell better in there ...God where is my febreeze .....shhhhhhhhhhhhessssshh it reeks in here .How can such a small turd smell that bad for so long after it is removed ? Maybe I should submit that one to the burning question....Ok Calgon ...I am on my way !!!!!!!!!!!

My dogs think they are cats ...

Both of my dogs think they are cats ....After using the bathroom they take their back legs and push the grass like they are trying to cover it up like a cat .I have never seen a dog do this and now I have two that do it ...I am wondering if that is normal dog behavior and I just always had abnormal dogs up til now? They also both get a mouth full of food ...walk to a different room drop it on the ground and then eat it .What is up with that ? Does anyone elses dog do this?Oh yeah and for an update on the new dog ( Gizmo) and Daizii ...they are getting along great now .They love to play tug of war,which is so cute because of the size difference .Gizmo pulls with all he has and Daizii just stands there ..lol We have some pics of it that I will have to post when I get a little more awake ...Have a great Thursday and don't forget it's BB night ( yeah like any of us would forget that ..lmao )

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah ...........

ok momma tomato ,papa tomato and baby tomato where walking down the street ...Baby tomatoe kept falling behind ...So pappa tomato walked over to baby tomato and stomped him and said " Catch Up "(Ketchup) .....
Girl

Two very drunk fleas come out of a bar .....One flea turns to the other and says ...
" Do you want to walk,or take a Dog?"
Dog 7

Google Talk !!!

Google has come out with an instant messanger called Google Talk.
I just recently got my gmail account so I am not at all sure how great this news is ...So far I have my hubby added to my list .If I do not get more contacts soon I will not be keeping it .I do not see the point .If any of my blog buddies have it my e-mail is presentstorm@gmail.com ..Go ahead and add me if you want :)

Although we can not get the invites to go through to each other .I am not sure if it is screwed up or just being slow because of a lot of traffic ..Anyone else having this issue?

Also if anyone is wanting a gmail account just e-mail me and I will have Gup send you an invite .He has 47 invites to give out . For some reason my account did not give me any to give out :( I feel so unimportant ...lmao

Feeling better and BB6 update

I am feeling so much better then I did monday night .I am still not ready to go back to work. Yesterday I could not stand or sit for to long a period ..I laid down mostly and put a heating pad on.There is nothing they can do for it really .Rest is basically it.Luckily I have a strong immune system because I am a fast healer .I think I will be ready for work either tomorrow or friday .I just do not want to go back too early and injure myself worse .I have to do alot of lifting so I do not want to chance it until I am ready .Thank you all for the nice comments :).It is nice to know there are people that care out there, ya know .

Ok on to Big Brother .I did get to watch it and I was bummed that James got it .He didn't take all the ropes off and should have got a time penalty for that in my opinion .Although at this point in the game I hope he wins the whole thing ( after Janelle leaves of course ) .Just because everyone in the house was to stupid to get him out .Including Kaysar I hate to say :( .Everyone got too focused on stupid stuff at the beginning and let James pretty much walk away with the game now .It was very stupid of Beau to let James play for veto ..Although it worked o ut for Beau since James did not use it .I am hoping that Howie goes as much as I hate to say that .I would just love Rachelle to stay to get on Ivettes nerve ....lol I also think that Janelle and Rachel are must smarter than Howie .I am hoping that thursday Janelle gets HOH and puts up Ivette and Maggie .One of those two need to go .

I got inky this Easter weekend and created this card. I bought this stamp awhile back from Walmart online of all places. I knew I loved the ...