Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Just some quick rants....

1) gas prices...HOLY CRAP! $3.75 a gallon. Not good.

2) I can't get caught up at work...I hate this feeling! So stressful.

3) Cupcakes...why do they taste so good and call my name? Dang things!

4) So stinkin' tired of all this political crap. Just when I think I agree with a candidate they remind me why I don't. I can't even begin to think about wanting one of these people to run the country.

5) Where does the time go? Today I wake up and realize another month is gone. Tonight I get home from work, cook dinner, clean up and look at the clock and it's already 9pm. WHAT????? I didn't even get to sit down yet. I hate that!

That's all.

On a happy note....

One week from tomorrow I will be 40! I think I need to call my Mommy and ask her what time I was born...I don't know and I think that's something I should know!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Peppered Eggs...

Sounds like a pretty fancy dish, doesn't it? Well, it's what I made Roger for dinner last night!!!
First, the picture, then I'll do the explaining!!!

Go ahead....say it...."Ewwwwww, what in the world did you do?" LOL Well, I'm a creature of habit. Anyone who knows me knows this is true! So, I've been buying the same kind of pepper for oh, probably about 20 years or so. McCormick's Course Ground Pepper. Now, the packaging has changed over the years, but the most recent change just isn't sinking in just yet. You see, for as long as I can remember, the bottles of pepper have come with a screw cap that you take off and then shake the pepper out. Not the newest's a flip-top! LOL So, as I was cooking dinner (yes, we have breakfast for dinner at least a couple nights a week!) I was talking to Sydney and Sammie and I grabbed the pepper, took the lid off and.....there ya go! Tasty, huh? Syd and Sam were totally grossed out by this. Roger just looked at me and shook his head...this wasn't the first cooking catastrophe he has seen from me! LOL
By the way....he didn't eat this, I dumped them out of the pan, washed the pan and cooked more eggs! LOL
So, there you have it. I finally put a picture on my blog and it's something totally gross! LOL
Maybe after I turn 40 I'll have better blog posts? Don't count on it! LOL But I guess we'll see in about 8 more days!!


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday again.... most icky time of the week...late on Sunday night. Monday morning looming over my head. I just hate it! I'm hoping this won't be a terrible week, but you just never know. Syd has a track meet tomorrow night, but I can't go because Sammie has tee ball practice. I wish I could be 2 places at once! Then I think we actually don't have anything again until Friday, when Syd has another track meet...then Sammie has her tee ball jamboree on Saturday. Yippee! Up and to the ballpark by 7am on a Saturday...I love being a Mom!!

Hard to believe that it's only 11 days (well, really 10 since it's getting close to midnight!) until my birthday. I thought the fact of turning 40 might start to bother me as it started creeping up, but so far, I still don't really care! It's only a number, right? At least that's what I keep telling myself. I'll have to post a couple stories this week that remind me that it might bother me just a little...but I refuse to let a number define my happiness! Heck, I've still got a lot of great years ahead of me. FORTY is YOUNG!!!!


Friday, April 25, 2008

Party Pack!!!!

That's what Sammie talked me into tonight! LOL We went to Movie Gallery to return a VERY late movie and we picked out 4 movies, which would have been about $19 (crazy, I know!), well the lady said "You can get a Party Pack for $'s 4 movies, 4 popcorns (microwave), 4 candies and 4 drinks." Sammie was sold INSTANTLY! LOL So, we got it. We got The Bee Movie, Juno, The Waterhorse and some baseball movie that is described as Friday Night Lights meets Field of Dreams...I can't remember the name, but it sounded good to me! The Bee Movie is on now and it's pretty cute, but I'm getting tired! LOL

No real plans for the weekend....I think the weather is supposed to turn pretty icky on us. I can't complain, we've had a BEAUTIFUL week. It's been over 80 degrees at least twice this week. I was home today and had all the window open and it was so relaxing to hear the bird chirping and the bees buzzing (that's another post...we have a wood bee problem on our front porch!).

I need to get some pictures posted to my blog in case Jodie stops by to check on me. She mentioned in one of her posts that she hates blog posts without pics! Oops! LOL

Oh, I also forgot to mention that I have a new great nephew! His name is Thomas. My neice Lacey and her husband Brian welcomed him into the world....oh, I can't remember the exact date, but think it was on April 16 or 17! I haven't had a chance to see him or any pictures yet, but I can't wait! I bought him the cutest froggy outfit last weekend!!

And finally, less than 2 weeks now until the big day! I'd really like to have lots of sunshine for my birthday and I'd love for Sydney to get some blue ribbons at the County Track Meet that is on my birthday. Final meet of the season and 7th grade sports are officially over! Wow!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

A little usual!

Sorry, work is making me crazy...and tonight when I got home from work I decided that it was such a beautiful evening that I was going outside! I mowed part of the yard with a fancy-schmancy mower (ours is broke, but that's another post! LOL), then the girls wanted to ride their 4-wheelers, so I sat and watched! Then I got crazy and started cleaning the garage!

It was a nice evening, until I realized it was 9:15pm and dinner wasn't even started yet! Oops. So, unfortunately, we ended up with a very late McDonald's dinner. Bad plan..I know!

So, it's now Thursday (at 2:15am!), and I just realized it's only 2 weeks until I turn's coming fast!


Monday, April 21, 2008

Only 17 days left in my 30's!

I can't hardly believe it! And guess what...there are things I haven't done in my 39 years! Hehe...probably lots of them, if the truth be told, but I decided today I would post 3 things I HAVEN'T done that might surprise some of you. I challenge you to do the same on your blog!

3 Things I Haven't Done...

1) I haven't ever lived in an apartment

2) I haven't ever broken a bone

3) I never had my wedding dress professionally cleaned after my wedding!

So, tell me....what HAVEN'T you done that would surprise people???


Sunday, April 20, 2008

I was trying

to upload another video of my friend/co-worker, Alisa, and I, but it's not working so I'll have to do that another day!

Seems kinda typical for things around here, though. Today Roger had to fix both the washer and the water heater. He deserves a metal for doing both of those in one day...but it worked out well for me, as I only had to take everything out of the utility room once! :o)

We now have clean laundry and hot water...YAY!!

Nothing else exciting to post today. I've lost count of how many days until 40, but I'll check back in tomorrow and give you an I'm sure you are all on the edge of your seat waiting to find out!!


Saturday, April 19, 2008

What the......

Okay, so in Indiana, an earthquake is not common, not normal, not expected...but that's exactly what woke me up on Friday morning! I didn't know that's what it was, I thought it was some really loud thunder. My alarm went off and I had hit the snooze and was just laying there kind thinking about going back to sleep until the alarm went off again and there it was. It didn't really feel like much, but I think I was kinda half asleep. It was around 5:30 in the morning.

I guess there was an aftershock a little later that several people at work felt, but I didn't feel it. Kinda crazy. I have heard and read several times that we have a major fault line that goes right through here, but I never really thought much of it.

There are a couple of quarries that aren't far from here, and sometimes during the day I have felt the whole house shake when they are blasting. I didn't think this earthquake felt any different than that, really.

So, that was the excitement around here on Friday! I tried to post this from my iPhone last night, but it didn't go through for some reason.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Only 20 more days....

and, by the way...I didn't hit the lottery last night.

I also didn't go to bed last night...I'm too old for that crap!

Work is killin' me!


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I hope I hit the lottery tonight....

That's all for today! Nothing exciting. Been a long day...actually, a long week. ***sigh***


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I love me some KatieJ!!!

What more could a girl ask for in a BFF? KatieJ is funny, sweet, thoughtful and crazy...oh and she even watched my kids (with my other BFF, Jeanne, who will get a special post on another day!) while Roger and I went away for the weekend for our anniversary! How lucky am I? I always know when I have plans to get together with KatieJ that I'm going to have fun. Even if it's only for lunch, we have a good time! We are always so anxious to see each other that we are usually both rattling on and on non-stop the whole time, barely making sense and never pausing from one subject to another...and it all makes sense!!! Okay, probably only to us! LOL
Anyway...big shout out to my BFF, KatieJ. I wish you didn't have to travel so much so we could get together more often!
Love ya!


Monday, April 14, 2008

Oh my stars for the love of Liza....

Only 23 more days!!!

Do you have lines from movies that you and your family use all the time? One of ours is above! It's from the movie The Ringer. If you haven't seen this movie, I HIGHLY recommend it! It's Johnny Knoxville (Yep, of JackAss fame...but this is such a totally good role for him!). The other line from that movie that we use all the time is...."Oh, just scratched my picked it up in clear daylight and you scratched it" yours in the comments here or post it on your blog...let's see your movie quotes that you just love and use all the time! Or, perhaps we are crazy and we're the only family that does this!!! LOL


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday nights.....

hate ' means back to work time. ICK!

Only 24 more days, though! :o)


Saturday, April 12, 2008

A wasted Saturday....

With only 25 more days until my 30's are over, you think I'd be trying to have all the fun I could...but nope, not today..I chose to sleep in (well, sort of...Sammie really doesn't allow sleeping in!)...I got up at 9 and fixed microwave pancackes for Sammie and then crawled back into bed and slept until almost 11! Sammie must have come back in and climbed in bed with Roger and I after her pancakes cause she was snoozin' , too! LOL

Got up and got myself ready and picked Sydney up from her friend's house. Roger talked her and Sammie into fixing lunch for us and we took a nap on the couch...UNTIL...Syd hollered from the kitchen that the oven was on FIRE!!!! Holy crap! In 39 years I've never once set the oven on fire! It was no big deal, Roger grabbed the baking soda and threw it on there and the fire was out! I, of course, got to clean up the mess! LOL Lunch turned out pretty good. Syd made a homemade pizza with alfredo sauce, macaroni and cheese, mozzarella cheese and some leftover grilled chicken and garlic. It was actually delicious!

After that, all 4 of us climbed into Sydney's bed and took another nap! Laziness, I tell ya! I woke up around 6:15pm. Roger had gotten up sometime before that and was in the living room on the couch watching TV. Sammie must have gotten crowded out of the bed because she was up on the top bunk snoring!

Sammie's friend Kenzie W. is staying all night and they have decided to sleep in the playroom tonight..we'll see how well that goes! Syd has been on the phone with her BFF all night...nothing new! Roger and I are still being lazy on the couch!

Hopefully tomorrow we will actually accomplish something!


Friday, April 11, 2008

26 days to go...

so I think I'll blog about 26 things that I love right now....

1) Roger
2) Sydney
3) Sammie
4) My family
5) My BFFs
6) ScrapbookFriends
7) Fountain Diet Coke
8) Garrett's Popcorn
9) Losing weight
10) Springtime...everything is turning GREEN!
11)'s just so fun to see what my friends and family are up to!
12) Losing weight....but I've got a long way to go!
13) Days off of work! I need one!
14) good chocolate
15) Scrapbooking...and I plan to do some of that!
16) my iPhone
17) the Dodge Journey...I want one BAD!!!
18) My new Ulta makeup...minerals's cool!
19) SUNSHINE!!!!
20) Kisses....not the chocolate kind, the kind from Roger!
21) Happy Mail
22) Going to church on Sunday
23) Track meets....go, Sydney, GO!!!
24) Margaritas on the rocks
25) long, hot showers
26) reality tv!!! (I'm a junkie!)

There's lots more things that I love, but that's a good start for now!


Watch me go.....

I don't know if this is going to work or not, but if it does, it's sure to make you laugh!!!

This is my friend/co-worker and I. We made this video at the conference we went to this week. The company who does this is Record-A-Hit ( They are great! I've got another one I'll upload if this one works! It will make you laugh, too!



Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Can't resist one more post today....

Last week when I weighed after vacation, I had GAINED 4.2 pounds. I figured...well, vacation was worth it! But, I will say that I was still a little shocked with over 4 pounds! So today when I weighed guess what??? I love 5.4 pounds! YIPPEE FOR ME!! Okay, so I was sick all week and didn't really eat, but whatever, I'm thrilled with the loss!


Only 30 more days....

until the BIG 4-0!!!! Wow!

So, I know how boring all of my posts have been lately. Today I thought I might try and be not so boring. The only thing I could think of was to list 10 songs on my iPhone that you might find somewhat here goes....

10) Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee
9) Humuhumunukunukuapua'a by the High School Musical Cast
8) Hells Bells by AC/DC
7) If I had $1000000 by Barenaked Ladies
6) Here it Goes Again by Ok Go
5) So Yesterday by Hilary Duff
4) But Anyway by Blues Traveler
3) Dang Me by Roger Miller
2) Eat the Rich by Aerosmith
1) Greased Lightning by John Travolta

Find any of these really funny? Well, I can say that I've only listened to the song by the High School Musical Cast once...I loaded that CD on here for Sammie! LOL Hells Bells by AC/DC is on here because I love AC/DC, just not necessarily that song...but I just loaded the whole CD instead of select songs! The rest of them..yeah, I pretty much love them!!!

So...what's on your iPod or MP3 player that might surprise everyone????


Okay...I've missed two days....

KatieJ is so going to kill me! :o(


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yikes...almost out of time!!!

I almost missed getting a post in today! KatieJ wouldn't have let me live that down! Well, I've got about 3 minutes to spare so here's just a little bit about today!

Didn't feel too great today, but Roger offered to take us out to dinner tonight, so I got myself ready and off we went! Made a quick trip to the mall to get Sydney some spikes for track and then went to Outback for a delicious dinner. Roger, Sydney and I all had Ribeyes and Sammie had the Joey sirloin. All of our meals were GREAT! I don't think we've ever had a bad meal at Outback! We did skip dessert this time, though....but we looked at the picture several times just to make sure we could live without it!


Friday, April 4, 2008

34 days...

Well, it's Friday night and I'm s-l-o-w-l-y starting to feel a little better. My head still hurts really bad and so does my throat, but I can definitely feel an improvement. I slept A LOT today! Thankfully, things at work were really quiet so I only had to check e-mail and voice mail a few times...and only had to actually talk to a couple of people.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a happier post!!! I'm sure you're tired of "hearing" me whine!


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Down to 35....

and I still don't feel well! Gonna go back to my self-induced Nyquil coma! I'll check back in tomorrow and hopefully be feeling much better...if not, I'm going to the doctor to see if I can get some real drugs!


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Only 36 more days....

and if turning 40 feels anything like I've been feeling since last night, I want no part of it! I don't know what in the world is wrong with me, but my whole body aches, I've got the chills, my head feels like it's going to explode and my chest feels like it's got razor blades in throat, too. Not good! I certainly don't have time for this....but I guess even if I did have time I wouldn't want this!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Going to try again and share some Disney pictures! I hope it works today, cause I could fill up the next 37 days just sharing these pictures! I don’t know what was going on yesterday, but I kept getting an error message (which I didn’t bother to write down and report as they asked!)'s Syd looking rather silly! This was at Magic Kingdom after a good rain! We just got off the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, which got stuck for about 10 minutes! LOL). She's such a goofball! More silly pictures of her to come on another day!

And here's the Minnie Mouse picture I tried to send yesterday! This was before the rain came!!
Thanks for checking in! I've got lots more to share with you! Stay tuned!