Tuesday, November 22, 2005


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!!!


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.

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 ...

You Bless Me

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