Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Kentucky Girl & Update on me


Well being a girl after my own heart.I just HAD to have her as this weeks tenant.I too, am from Kentucky and often wish I was living there now.It is a very beautiful state.Contrary to popular belief, all Kentucky women do not stay barefoot and pregnant...Some of use do aspire to do more then that.My tenant is from California but raised in Kentucky ...lives in Cali now and wants to be back in Kentucky..I can not say that I blame her in the slightest.I love the country....

Today my poor tenant has the Blah Blah's ....Can you go by and give her a little cheering up?



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***Update***
I went to see the Urologist yesterday and I am feeling very optimistic.I liked him a lot.He really put me at ease.For one by telling me he has seen bigger cysts..lol While all the other Dr.'s kept acting like it was the biggest they had ever seen.I have a mass of cysts ( he made me and Guppy look at them on the CT scan films..it was freaky) That reach from right under my lungs ,fills my whole abdomen down to my uterus ...It is pretty wild.It has my right kidney squished like a little pancake and my bowels are moved over to the side.It is pretty much taking up my whole abdomen and touching everything in there in one way or another.He is wanting to still figure out what it is coming off of...My Kidney,pancreas,etc...He has me scheduled for a MRI on monday.I take the disc from that to him Tuesday.I go Wednesday for pre OP procedures...EKG, blood pressure,blood work ,etc...and if that all comes out fine then on Monday the 13th of February ,I will go into the operating room for a "non-cutting surgery", is what the Dr called it.He will put in a catheter (sp?) and run dye to my kidney and something else too ..lol I can't remember.Luckily they will be putting me out for that lil bit of fun.Hopefully, soon we will get to the bottom of where exactly this thing is attached so we know better what to do with it.He did suggest that it could even be full of Urine.How gross is that? Talking about bloated to the max ..lol Wow what a story that will be if it is true..lol They are researching the possibility of drawing some fluid out with a needle.If that is going to happen ...I really hope they knock me out for that one too.He did say that the general surgeon,the radiologist, his college, and himself have all looked at it, and discussed it, and it does not have cancerous characteristics.Praise God for that!!!!Soooo that is the update so far.Thanks for all the prayers.I know they are working because I have been surprisingly at peace ...Knowing God is in control of everything.That is huge for me...I use to fear everything.God is doing a mighty work in me.I know that this will be used to Glorify his name...

Have a great Tuesday...I must go watch American Idol :)

Psssstttt don't forget to go cheer up my tenant ...Thanks !!!

Monday, January 30, 2006

You are my Strong Tower...




When I wander through the desert
And I'm longing for my home
All my dreams have gone astray
When I'm stranded in the valley
And I'm tired and all alone
It seems like I've lost my way

I go running to Your moutain
Where your mercy sets me free

(chorus)
You are my strong tower
Shelter over me
Beautiful and mighty
Everlasting King
You are my strong tower
Fortress when I'm weak
Your name is true and holy
And Your face is all I seek

In the middle of my darkness
In the midst of all my fear
You're my refuge and my hope
When the storm of life is raging
And the thunder's all I hear
You speak softly to my soul





Strong Tower
by Kutless
album: Strong Tower (2005)


( Guppy brought home these beautiful tulips yesterday after making a run to the store.Isn't he the greatest :)
I wanted to post the lyrics to this song because it is so true.Through all this that I have been going through with my health...Jesus has been my strong tower,my fortress when I am weak...Thank you Lord.)

Thanks to all that have been and continue to pray ...I will give an update on my Dr. visit tomorrow.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

What a Goober!!!

Well I have no great story and I can't decide what to write about so it is going to be another random thought post...

First off ..we were at the grocery store last night and I found out that Guppy has never had Smucker's Goober before.I was shocked.Poor Guppy has been so deprived.He told me he has never been able to get anyone to buy it for him.Well being the loving wife that I am ...I bought him some of course.(still wondering why he never bought any himself?) Do any of you remember this stuff?:



Next we are still trying to figure out how to teach lil one not to lie about EVERYTHING.That has been quite the task.She lied about a stupid nacho last night.
We still have not figured out why .Mainly because the answer to EVERYTHING for her is "I don't know". Apparently she "doesn't know " just about anything you ask her.

on a lighter note here are some phrases she used yesterday that we thought funny and odd.She says she just made them up herself.Who knows....

she said "I am will just get straight up evil on you" ( WTH?..we are very curious where that phrase come from.I am going to venture to guess she did NOT come up with that one alone.My guess would be a cartoon.

she said "she did not have one entire clue" ( she only had a partial clue apparently..lol)

She was telling me that this little boy named Cooper was a "hottie"..I was like oh really ...I asked her if she knew what it meant and she said it meant he was so funny ...lol I asked her where she got that from and she said her aunt said cooper was a "hottie".


I got my lab results back from my thyroid level testing and they were all in normal level range.WOOT, WOOT...Praise God for that.They said they were borderline high and he just wanted to see me in 3 months.Easy enough and a relief..

I go tomorrow to talk to the Urologist...please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

I am having a blast getting a care package ready for Brian and Matt.Brian said I would really make his day if I sent some homemade peanut butter fudge...Oh boy ..He would ask for something I have never made in my life ,nor do I have a recipe for..lol
Luckily my best friend's grandmother has a recipe for some and she got that for me.
Nicole also made some very yummy oatmeal raisin cookies to send them.They are soooo good.Guppy is a very picky cookie eater and she had to make him his own little stash of them ...Which he did not share at all I might add..lol
Anyway , I will be attempting this fudge today so we can get the box sent out tomorrow morning before I go to the doctor.Wish me luck.I am praying the fudge comes out perfectly.

Today we are going over to clean my MIL house and possibly shoot off lil ones rockets.If there is no wind we may just have blast off.

Oh yeah and I am counting down till my birthday ...I will be turning 31 this Friday.We are going to have a birthday party on Saturday...I am excited.I have not had a birthday party since I moved here in 2002.I am all about the birthday parties:)

And last but most certainly NOT least...February 15th will mark my one year anniversary of my decision to quit smoking ...Yeahhhhhh smoke free for a whole year.
I can say that I have felt so much better too...I have more energy and I most definitely smell and breathe better :) YEAHHHHH ME!!!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

You know you grew up in the 80's if....



80's Kids....OMG I remember so much of this

You know you grew up in the 80's if......

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "SIKE".( ALL THE TIME...my brother and I STILL use this word..lol)

2. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and can do the
"Carlton."( You know it..lol)

3. Wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.(lmao..yep spandex baby)

4. Two words: Hammer Pants.

5. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.(of course)

6. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt
in a
knot on the side.

7. You wore stone washed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

8. L.A.Gear....need I say more?

9. You remember reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and all the
Ramona
Quimby books.

10. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF."

11. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (Some of us...head-to-toe).

12. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose
fell
off and his cheeks shifted.

13. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.

14. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes (and probably in neon colors,
too).{I loooovvvvvveeed my jelly shoes..wore them everywhere}

15. After you saw "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" you kept saying "I know you
are,
but what am I?

16. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up."

17. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline
skates.

18. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.

19. You have played with a Skip-It.(this is one of lil ones favorite toys even now)

20. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.

21. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.

22. "Don't worry, be happy."

23. You wore, like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top
Reeboks.( heheheh that was me too)

24. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do).

25. You remember boom boxes.

26. You remember Alf, the li'l furry brown alien from Melmac.

27. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool.

28. You know all the words to Bon Jovi's "SHOT THROUGH THE HEART."

29. (You just sang those words to yourself.)

30. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird. Oh yeah............it will
never
be that good again

31.Homemade Levi shorts... (The shorter the better.)

32. You remember when mullets were cool!

33. You had a mullet!

34. You still sing "We are the World."

35. You tight rolled your jeans.( didn't everyone?..lol that was the way cool thing to do)

36. You owned a banana clip.

37. You remember "Where's the Beef?

38. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' 'bout
Willis?"

39. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.

40. You're still singing "Shot through the Heart" in your head, aren't
you!!!



Hey Don't forget to go clik on Stormii's renter...Tell her Jon Bon sent ya !!! Rock on !!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Be thankful for what you have ....EVERYDAY!!

I really had a huge reminder of the fact that we all should be thankful for what we have ...each and every day.The fact that we should not sweat the small stuff...And really in the big scheme of it all .It usually is all small stuff.The fact that we should not go to bed angry.We should not hold grudges or judge someone for choices they may have made...causing you and that person to no longer be on speaking terms.ESPECIALLY when it comes to family.

You see ...one of my managers at work just lost her daughter a few days ago.She was shot and killed.The girl was only 19.Her life had basically just begun.She had two precious lil girls.One only 6 months old.She had just got to expierence the joy of watching her baby girl learn to crawl last week.Her other little girl is 2 ...Her birthday is today.The eve of her mothers viewing.They have so far ruled the shooting to be an accident.The story is that her boyfriend was cleaning his gun and it went off ...shooting and killing this 19 year old mom.The baby was sitting beside her on the couch when her mom was shot.Praise God that baby was not hurt.My manager ,as can be expected, is beside herself.I can not even begin to fathom how it would feel to loose a child to anything,let alone an accident like that.CPS has the girls now.Apparently,this is normal for things like this.We are praying that my manager(the grandmother)will get them.I can not even imagine what those two little girls are feeling right now.whisked away to a strange place with strange people.

You see...just last year,this manager did not know where her daughter was,nor the grandkids.They were not on speaking terms for whatever reason.I heard that she did not like the boyfriend but that was not ever confirmed to me personally.It does not really matter the reason.What is reality now is that her oldest daughter is dead and time was lost over anger or bitterness.I encourage each and everyone of you to look at maybe some situations of anger or bitterness and think to yourself "Is this really worth loosing precious time over".None of us know when it is our time.Noone knows when God will call us home.We can however, make the most of this life and what he has blessed us with while we are here.

God Bless each of you and please help lift up this family in prayer.They are all in need of comfort and peace that only the Lord can give.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Can I have some sour cream with that ?

Man it is 6:13 and I am starving...I really should start eating lunch later then I do.I eat at 11:00 ..well a little after, and by dinner time I am starving.I am craving this so badly :



Tonight we are ordering some of these and Gup is gonna go pick them up.That way we can get all cozy and settle in to eat the yummy ,yummy goodness of fajitas while watching some more people make fools of themselves on American Idol.



It is looking like it might just be a relaxing night.My lower back is hurting and I am going to relax on the heated massager after dinner.

I also wanted to let all of this guys fans:




know that his Cd came out today...Do you remember Marty Casey from Rock Star Inxs?You know the mad conductor?He is kind of strangely HOT!In that weird mad conductor sort of way that is..lol



His bands album "lovehammers" ( not so sure what is up with his bands name ..lol )
features the beloved song "trees".I was listening to it at work today so I have it stuck in my head ..lol It is a very catchy song.




come on everyone ..sing along with me.."It'll be ..you ....and me....up ..in... THE ...Treessssssssssssssss...And the forrest will give us the answers ....wait ...we are make believe ..in a world we rule together.....

Monday, January 23, 2006

God is good all the time,all the time God is good !!

Well God is faithful that is for sure.I know I have had so many people praying for me and I appreciate it so much.Everyone has been such a blessing.I went to see the Endocronologist( I am sure I did not spell that right at all ..lol ) today to hear what he had to say about my thyroid testing.He has told me that it is in no way shape or form cancer ( Praise you Jesus) and that they do not need a biopsy and he will not put me on meds even , unless the blood work he sent off today shows either low or elevated thyroid counts.He told me that sometimes after a CT scan the iodine they use in the dye injection will interfere with your thyroid and it could have my levels off.He said that if it was low that he would have to get me on meds especially before I go into surgery.I am just so thankful and relieved.I am thanking the Lord for all my blessings for sure.Thank you to each of you that have kept me in your thoughts or prayers.I wanted you to know how much I truly appreciate it.Please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers ..I go to see the Urologist(sp?) about this kidney cyst on monday.



I also wanted to direct you to a site of a beautiful and talented singer.She goes to our church and has just put out a cd called Unfaded ...You can sample her music on her site ....She has a very awesome voice ...Go check her out..You won't be sorry!!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Welcome,after bath pics ..lol and a guest post

I will start out with a meme- like thingy I seen over at Xtessa's place.I thought it was a cute idea for a day that I was having bloggers block.No time like the present:) It started as a SPF ..Stuff Portrait Friday ...but I missed it on friday and besides, who cares what day I post it right..lol I hope she does not mind me changing it up a little.So the assignment was to post pictures of your toothbrush ,towels and lotions. The theme was AFTER BATH..Easy enough ,I thought, so I did it ...

First is my toothbrush..I figured it would look lonely by itself so I took a pic of the toothpaste too.(sorry this pic came out a little dark for some reason)





Next is a picture of the towels.They are not all color coordinated but they are clean :)and hole free..lol The top one is a Brats towel of lil ones...I must admit that I like to use hers on my hair.They are much much thinner and not as heavy when used to wrap your hair on top after a shower.




This next picture if stuff I use while in the shower for my body( the sea salt scrub) and face cleanser...the rest is after shower for face...toner,serum,day cream etc...All of it is Arbonne product...great stuff.It is the anti aging line.Even though I am only 30 I feel you can not start to early ..lol


Next is a picture of some of my smell good lotions that would go on after the above stuff .It all depends on my mood really .Can you tell I like Bath and Body Works and Victoria Secrets lotion?....Wanna know a secret though?My all time favorite lotion is just plain ol' Nivea :)




I am going to go ahead a tag a few people ..just because ..lol But if I have not tagged you and you want to play along, please let me know you did so I can come check it out!!!If you were tagged and you do not want to do it ..that's cool too!!

You are tagged:
Angie(Ficken Chingers)
Seawave
Butterfly(Melissa)
Mjet
Texas Ivy
Mighty Mite
daybyday
3T
PureMood

Ok I wanted to give a little shout out to a few people ..One ,being my new tenant, Ribbiticus over at Pond Perspective..Her site is super adorable and she is very funny and quite entertaining. I encourage you to go check her out.Plus you can not go wrong with someone that uses one of my favorite words in her tagline ( plethora)...


Next would be our good SB buddy Brian.He is a soldier stationed over in Iraq right now.He is a great guy and a hero in my eyes.Guppy gave him some space to do a guest post over on his blog on his perspective of what is going on. Instead of the usually negative media you hear on the news.He wrote a great post and I encourage you to also go check that out as well.

I am going to the Dr. tomorrow to find out what is up with my thyroid so please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Have a great week all!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Birthday countdown and Barbie wishlist



Well I am one of THOSE people..lol You know the ones that count down to their birthday and then have a whole birthday week.I use to always take the day off of school and as I got older I would always take a personal day off at work. That day was all about me...lol I am not a selfish person normally but I must admit that on that day I like it to be all about me :) That could be terrible but it's truth. I figure God doesn't make mistakes or junk , it is the day I was born and THAT is reason to celebrate!!! So in 13 days on February 3rd I will be turning 31!!! Last year when I turned 30 I was so bummed that I was no longer considered a 20 something individual. Now only a year later I am thankful for the fact that I am turning 31 and hope and pray that I get many more years to enjoy Life and God's wonderful blessings and creations. It really amazes me how much I have grown spiritually and emotionally in just one years time.I sometimes look at teens today and think ..."Man it just seems like yesterday that I was your age." I think of how much different they are today then when I was their age and it sometimes makes me feel a lil old ..lol All in all though ..I still feel young and full of life ...Sometimes younger then I should I am sure ..lol Speaking of younger then I should ...Some of you know that I collect Barbies and have for many years now...I decided to post a Barbie wishlist just for fun ..

Peppermint Obsession Barbie Doll ( she is scented like peppermints ...mmmm)



Hard Rock Cafe Barbie ( picture featured at the top of the post)


Chocolate Obsession Barbie:(she smells like chocolate ..mmm)



Winnie The Pooh Barbie

Mickey Mouse Barbie ( I already have Barbie loves Shrek and she is adorable)

Have a Great Saturday!!!! Don't forget to go visit my new renter ...I will do a write up on her soon :)

Friday, January 20, 2006

KNOW YOUR STATE MOTTO

Alabama
Hell Yes, We Have Electricity.

Alaska
11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!

Arizona
But It's A Dry Heat.

Arkansas
Literacy Ain't Everything.

California
By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda.

Colorado
If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother.

Connecticut
Like Massachusetts,
Only The Kennedy's Don't Own It Yet.

Delaware
We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water.

Florida
Ask Us About Our Grandkids.

Georgia
We Put The Fun In Fundamentalist Extremism.

Hawaii
Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru
(Death To Mainland Scum,Leave Your Money)

Idaho
More Than Just Potatoes...
Well, Okay, We're Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good

Illinois
Please, Don't Pronounce the "S"

Indiana
2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free

Iowa
We Do Amazing Things With Corn

Kansas
First Of The Rectangle States

Kentucky
Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names

Louisiana
We're Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos,
But That's Our Tourism Campaign.

Maine
We're Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster

Maryland
If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It

Massachusetts
Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's



Michigan
First Line Of Defense - From The Canadians

Minnesota
10,000 Lakes...And 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes

Mississippi
Come And Feel Better About Your Own State

Missouri
Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work

Montana
Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-wing Crazies,
and Very Little Else.

Nebraska
Ask About Our State Motto Contest

Nevada
Hookers and Poker!

New Hampshire
Go Away And Leave Us Alone

New Jersey
You Want A ##$%##! Motto?
I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto
Right here!

New Mexico
Lizards Make Excellent Pets

New York
You Have The Right To Remain Silent,
You Have The Right
To An Attorney...

North Carolina

Tobacco Is A Vegetable

North Dakota
We Really Are One Of The 50 States!

Ohio
At Least We're Not Michigan

Oklahoma
Like The Play, But No Singing

Oregon
Spotted Owl...It's What's For Dinner

Pennsylvania
Cook With Coal

Rhode Island
We're Not REALLY An Island

South Carolina
Remember The Civil War?
Well, We Didn't Actually Surrender Yet

South Dakota
Closer Than North Dakota

Tennessee

The Edyoocashun State

Texas
Se Hablo Ingles

Utah
Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus

Vermont
Ay, Yep

Virginia

Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?

Washington
We have more rain than you do

West Virginia
One Big Happy Family...Really!

Wisconsin
Come Cut The Cheese!

Wyoming
Where Men Are Men... And The Sheep Are Scared

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Houston... We have a Makeover!





For all you Extreme Makeover: Home Edition fans & Ty Pennington fans- They are now in Houston! And the Need volunteers all the way thru the reveal....



Volunteers are needed NOW to help build a home for a Houston-area family! If you are interested send an email to: VolunteerExtreme@roycebuilders.com Include your name, special skills, time available to volunteer and 2 phone numbers where you can be reached. You must be at least 18. Wear closed toed shoes!

*Update* No more volunteers needed! According to Royce Builders' page, they have filled all available timeslots for volunteers in less than 24 hours! WTG people!

The Family

John and Monica Kubena have a full house; four children including a set of identical twins, Sara and Tara who are battling Leukemia. Doctors are baffled at the statistical rarity for both twins to have the same non-genetic disease. With mounting medical bills for the twins, travel back and forth to MD Anderson Cancer Center in downtown Houston, and lengthy hospital stays for both girls, the Kubena’s have moved into a two-bedroom trailer adjacent to John’s dad. In addition to the lack of space, Tara has been unable to return home to her family due to the special air quality needs that she requires.

The build site is located at 18618 County Road 270 East Bernard, Texas 77435



Please feel free to help me keep this family in prayer!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Holy Italian Meatloaf Batman!!!!!

We just witnessed a true miracle tonight ...Lil one ate two helpings of her meat tonight and really wanted thirds.Ok ...That like NEVER happens with her and meat.She may eat a little triple cheeseburger from McDonalds once in a blue moon but as far as meat at supper time ...No way....I am definately keeping this as one of our meals now..lol I wanted to try a meat loaf recipe that I seen on the back of a stuffing box last time we had it ,so I got the stuff tonight and made this wonderful Italian meatloaf...Guppy and I both really liked it but lil one went nuts over it ..lol It was funny to see, actually.I also made mixed veggies( sweet white corn,broccoli,carrots and the cute little baby corn on the cob thingies).She cleared her whole plate totally clean and then requested more meat instead of veggies...That child AlWAYS wants more veggies...So I know a recipe has to be a darn good one for her to go that crazy over it.I will take some to work tomorrow to test it out on my co-workers..lol

I decided to go ahead and post the recipe just incase any of you wanted to try this miracle meatloaf..lol It is super duper easy and you can just pop it in the oven, set the timer,go surf some blogs and ,viola ...all done ...


Italian Style Meat Loaves:

Prep:10 minutes (if even) Bake time 30 minutes ( give or take )

2lbs. ground beef ( we use super duper extra lean)
1pkg.(6oz) Stove Top stuffing Mix Italian Style with Roasted Garlic
1/2 Cup water
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 jar (14oz)spaghetti sauce,divided ( just get your favorite spaghetti sauce and use 1 cup in meat loaf and 3/4 cup on top of all the loaves)


1. Mix all ingredients except 3/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce.

2.Shape meat mixture into 4 oval loaves in foil-lined shallow baking pan;top with remaining 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce.

3.Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until centers are no longer pink.Cut into slices to serve.


We were thinking tonight that some kind of pasta side would have went great with this ...I will have to play around and experiment with it some ..I always end up altering things and cooking different sides until I find the best combo ...

Good Luck and ...happy cooking :)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Make sure you wear gloves for that...


Lets take a stroll for a moment ....one down Memory Lane ...
Remember back when ......when things were so much simpler.Back when you actually knew your neighbors...Back when you actually trusted mankind for the most part.
Back before everyone was out looking for a reason to either hate ...or sue someone else.Ahhhhhhhh , the good old days.

We were driving over to my MIL house to clean today when we passed a little girl ,(about 6 or 7 years old) with a lemonade stand ..I thought, aweee that is so cute ...You just don't see that much anymore..Upon further inspection as we got closer I noticed she was wearing rubber gloves...That just was so funny to me. Is that what we have come to? A world were little girls with her little lemonade stand has to wear rubber gloves? WOW!!! I sure do miss the good old days.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

It's Saturday people....

Yeah it is finally the weekend!!My last week was a little long and I for one am glad that it is Saturday!!! Although with lil one in trouble for telling lies ,it is bound to be quite the long weekend as well.Why is it at 7 years old kids can not realize that telling the truth will get you in so much less trouble then being busted in lie after lie.Why is it that after being told that The grown ups already know the truth, and now all you have to do is say it ...you still can't tell the truth.I remember at a very early age, learning that telling the truth was my only option.My dad had a zero tolerance policy for liars.He always and I mean ALWAYS found out the truth before ever asking me what the truth was..lol I learned this quickly as well.I am hoping little one learns it fast too.I hate when her whole weekend consists of being grounded and in trouble.It sucks so bad ,especially since we were going to go out and launch her rockets that she got for Christmas.Guppy was really looking forward to that.Now she will spend her day cleaning her room and writing sentences and sitting alone with time to think about telling the truth.As much as discipline sucks for them, I think it sucks for the parents even more.I know it has to be done though.If you let problems just slide and push them under the rug because you do not want to deal with it.Or because you want to keep the "peace". Pretty soon you will have a pile under that rug so huge you won't be able to see over it.Then you will have huge problems that are even more difficult to deal with.I am looking forward to her being a well rounded and a wonderful teen to be around.I know that suffering through this not-fun-at-all yucky stuff is going to grow her into a respectable teen and young adult.So while it is no fun now ..I could look at it as a blessing.An oppurtunity to watch her character grow.


On a lighter note:I have the wonderful pleasure of renting to the very smart,inspiring ,beautiful and very sweet Seawave over at Seawave Soliloquy.If you have never been to her site then you do not know what you are missing.Her posts are very thought provoking and inspirational.I encourage you to pop on in and give her a visit.You will not be dissapointed.Thank you Sea for stopping in for a week ..it is a pleasure to have you :)I hope you enjoy your stay ....

Friday, January 13, 2006

Have you stopped and smelled the Tampons?




Maybe I'm just crazy- Ok, Well I am crazy.

Maybe it's because I'm allergic to everything possible...

But the thought of perfume injected tampons just sounds painful. They were handing out little cards the other day at Wal-Mart that was like a little pull and sniff thing and it smelled like a powdery floral piece of candy. Putting a perfumey tampon in is like the equivelent of spraying rose sceneted spray when you take a poop.... what is the point of that?

Has anybody tried thes? It just sounds dangerous.

Are there people out there who actually need this? And who is going to be down there sniffing it while you are on your period. If it's so bad you can smell it yourself, do you think it might be time for a papsmear?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

We have a Bloggy Birthday !!!!!

Noisemaker 3
This is a sticky ...please look below for regular post!!!


Today is Guppy's 1 year Blog Birthday !!!!!!!!!
Everyone go over and give him a visit.For his Blog Birthday he is being a comment whore .He is wanting the most traffic to one single post today.Can you help him out? You can find him on my blogroll or click on the rent my blog link ,since he is my tenant this week .

HAPPY BLOGGY BIRTHDAY GUPPYMAN!!!!!

Thank you for a year of funny,witty,inspiring and silly posts.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A growing girl ....

Well little one is back home now for the week after being gone for two.Guppy and his ex kind of split the holiday season different this year.It was kind of cool to have her for two weeks prior to Christmas but two weeks away from her seemed like forever.She is so fun to have around.I love making meals that she loves ..She gets so excited over it.Today I chose one of her very favorites ,tacos.It runs a close second with cheeseburgers and broccoli,she loves that combo and of course I love cooking her fresh veggies.She also loves lima beans ...lol You just have to love a kid that is so fond of veggies.I think that is thanks to her mom. Guppy said she used to make lil ones baby food out of fresh veggies and fruits.Like steam them and mash them.All I know is she never will fight ya on eating her veggies.Meat is a different story ..lol but not eating meat is not such a bad thing .She eats enough peanut butter and beans to get the protien she needs.She can eat her weight in both.Tonight, we had tacos and everyone made their own.She LOVES being a big girl and making her own.That is probably a huge part of why that meal is one of her favorites.That child ate 6 tacos some nachos and two glasses of milk.Which is more then what Guppy and I combined had to eat.Holy cow that child eats like a growing teenage boy when she is about to have a growth spurt.It figures though....Everytime someone buys her some new clothes she will go through a huge growth spurt...That is just part of it I suppose.

Here is a picture of her making her own taco....

Monday, January 09, 2006

Home from work ...

I stayed home from work ...wasn't feeling so hot this morning.I am not really sure if it is me physically or emotionally/spiritually...It may be in my head about this surgeory that I am semi nervous about.I know that God will take care of me and that it is in his hands but I am still human with still human emotion and fear. I am working on fear but have not yet totally arrived in that area yet. God will get me there in due time I know.So any extra prayers that way would be appreciated as well..I feel so needy lately and I guess I am. I have to realize it is ok to be needy sometimes.I am so use to being the one needed that I forget that sometimes.

Anyway...on a lighter note ,I wanted to thank my new Landlord for writing up such a nice post on my blog.I do not know it it is just be being a dingbat or if she has it set up to not take any comments.Either way I could not leave one there to tell her thanks :) So thanks Cat ...I am glad you enjoyed your stay here.Everyone go on over and check her out .She has a very nice blog.Although I am not so sure you can tell her so ..lol I couldn't figure out how to but maybe you can :) If anyone does let me know..

Also please go over, if you haven't already ,and visit my tenant ...he has posted funny wedding pics of us today :)So if you need a laugh today hop on over via my rent my blog link and give him a shout :)Tell him his crazy wife sent ya !!!!

Have a great Monday all!!!!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

I've been meme'd by Puremood ....

Four jobs you have had in your life:
1. Fast Food as a teen
2. Telemarketer
3. Teachers aid at the elementary school
4.Claims manager

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. The Notebook
2. Tombstone
3. Valley Girls
4. fast times at Ridgemont high

Four places you have lived:
1. Franklin, Ky
2. Louisville, Ky
3. Las Vegas ,Nv
4. Houston, Tx

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. Big Brother
2. Enjoying Everyday Life
3. CSI
4. American Idol

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Disney (both Disneyland, CA/Disney World, FL) I prefer Disneyworld
2. Camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountians
3. Las Vegas after I moved away
4. Corpus Christi,Padre Island to the beach

Four websites you visit daily:
1. My Blog
2. Guppymans Blog
3. google
4. gmail

Four of your favorite foods:
1. avacado
2. tomato
3. peach cobbler
4. peanut butter

Four places you would rather be right now:
1. At my parents house visiting
2. at my brother and sister -in -laws visiting
3. At the beach
4. Shopping

Four bloggers you are tagging:
I have been on and off so infrequently that I do not know who has done this and who hasn't .So if you would like to ...let me know so I can come see the answers :)

Thanks Pure for this Meme ....

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Shout out to my new tenant ...

I have the pleasure of renting to one of my very favorite bloggers..I don't just say that because he is my husband either..lol I would love his blog If I were not married to him ..His charm and wit are what attracted me to him in the first place, and the fact that he is a hottie was such a bonus :) If you have never been to his blog you are really missing out ..You are in for a treat today ...He has designed himself a new skin which I think is his best yet for his blog ..It is so him :) Go by and tell him his lovely wife sent ya, and let him know what you think of his new look :)

Have a great weekend ya'll ....

Meeting with the surgeon

We went to meet with the general surgeon yesterday about the results of my CT scan.He said he wanted to go to the hospital and talk with the radiologist and look at the images himself.He was reading the results and feeling my right side and was saying it was huge.From what I can gather they are thinking the mass of cysts are about the length of a football ..we are not sure how wide.He was talking about maybe even having a second surgeon there but we are just not sure until he has a look at the images himself.I am still just trusting God in this whole situation.I know he will take care of me .I am still praying it is not cancer at all and that they can go in and get it all out with no complications.If there are any praying bloggers out there we would really appreciate any prayers for this .I am holding on and praying a certian scripture for me .It is Isaiah 41:10 and 41-13
10:So do not fear,for I am with you ;do not be dismayed,for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you ;I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

13:For I am the Lord ,your God,who takes hold of your right hand and says to you ,Do not fear;I will help you .


Thank you in advance for the prayers...I will keep you up to date.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Random Monday

Yeah me!!!! ..I have made it two days so far this year and have yet to write down 2005..

Now that I said that it will probably happen...

What is up with it being in the 80's in JANUARY..why ...why... why ?I am so much of a cold weather type of girl.

I am loving my new Valentine skin that my honey made for me....Thank you baby :)

I am getting the scrapbooking bug again ..lol I actually have a friend that just did her fist layout ..I am so excited that I may now have a scrappin buddy :)

This year has gone great for me so far,I am truly blessed.

We are still in the middle of remodeling the main bathroom and it is starting to really take shape now..I think I am going to like it .

I need to take some pics soon.

I think we lost the before pics when Guppy's pc crashed :(

We really must save pictures to disk a lot more often.

Lil one is at her moms for another week and we sure are missing her.

My mother in law is off skiing in Switzerland...

I have no idea what to blog about today so this is what I came up with ..lol

Random thoughts....

We really need to make a bigger cage for Squeakers and Princess..

I think they both have become more of Guppy's pets then lil ones...
I think she is pretty much over the excitement ...

They are not as playful as the two dogs , whom she LOVES very much ...

That would make a great layout ...A girl and her dogs ...yeah yeah ..who would have thought blogging would be such inspiration for my layouts....

Does anyone else scrapbook? If so do you have pictures of any layouts online?
I would love to see them ..Yes I know ...I am obsessed and addicted to scrapbooking ;)

Well it's bedtime ...I must go settle in for a long winters nap ..oh wait it feels like friggen summer...I think I will crank up the air conditioning and go cuddle :)

Peace Out !!!!!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year !!!

To All My Online E-mail Friends:

As the New Year starts, my heartfelt appreciation goes out to
all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me "forwards" over the past 12 months. Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy.

Extra thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat crap in the
glue on envelopes 'cause I now have to go get a wet towel every
time I need to seal an envelope.

Also, I scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

Because of your concern I n o longer drink Coca Cola because
it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make
these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on
their cans.

I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes
cancer.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I
could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell
like a water buffalo on a hot day.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone might drug
me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from nor send packages by UPS
or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to
dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica,
Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.

I no longer eat KFC because their "chickens " are actually horrible
mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I
receive my free replacement pair from Nike.

I no longer have to buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus
since I now have their recipe.

I no longer worry about my soul because at last count I have
363,214 angels looking out for me.

Thanks to you, I have learned that God only answers my
prayers if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make
a wish within five minutes.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl who
is about to die in the hospital (for the 1,387,258th time)

I no longer have any money at all - but that will change once I
receive the $15,000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for
participating in their special email program.

Yes, I want to thank you so much for looking out for me that I
will now return the favor!

I f you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the
next 7 minutes, a large pigeon with a wicked case of diarrhea
will land on your head at 5:00 PM (CDT) this afternoon. I know
this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my
next-door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's
cousin's beautician.

Happy New Year !!!!



I got that e-mail today and got a laugh out of it ..I am sure most of you have seen all of these e-mails at one time or another...WHY do people continue to forward these things?lmao It still cracks me up.Have a great 2006 ya'll !!!!

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