Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas in Texas


Record set at DFW Airport for snowfall!!! THREE inches have fallen!!!! OH. .MY. .GOSH. .Let's shut the town down. Make sure all food and water is in the house because you will be shut in for days, un , no. Just until tomorrow. . But let's panic, ok?

Alright let's move south to the coast:

HOUSTON in TEENS! Now this is a little more unexpected since it is a bit further south. . I'm sure their grocery stores are cleaned out too.

Time to go to West Texas:

Lubbock is nasty and cold.  It was 7 degrees at 9 am this morning.  With Amarillo bein' just a TAD cooler. Like coldest temp was 11 and Lubbock is 12. Now these folks, they are used to this so they open the storm doors and make half snow men with the doors and then proceed to put on a hoodie and go make Snow Angels and Snow Men and Women and Children before they come in a stand by the fire.

Little farther south:

Odessa/Midland and surrounding areas. They seem to be better off than Houston. Imagine that. They too are used to this so no, they haven't emptied the grocery stores either.

Now FAAAR west Texas:

El Paso is having a heat wave. They are more concerned about WIND storms than SNOW storms. Do you see the roots on that tree? HOLY COW!

And in my own little stretch of ground, this is what is in my backyard:
We did see snow. It lasted for a whole whoppin' 54.63256 seconds. Nah, actually it lasted for a little longer than that, like 23.69234 minutes but gee whiz you shudda heard the telephone lines firin' up: OH MY GOSH!!!  Do you see the SNOW?? (It looks like dandruff, folks. Come oooon!) Nuther call: Is it snowin' there? It is here! AND IT"S STICKIN' TO THE GROUND! (Great. . lemme know when we can make snow ice cream. .) IT'S SNOWIN!!!! (Ok, lemme go get the camera to see the HUGE snowflakes. Oops. missed it. Never saw one. All I saw was white teeninsee dots what waved in the freakin' cold wind. BUT hey, I must not know what snow looks like right? Since where I live now it doesn't SNOW. Where I grew up it snowed, usually 2 feet at one time. Which if you are from the NORTH that ain't nuttin' hunny. For which I am glad I didn't live in the North. Thank you very much Mom and Pop. I totally appreciate the not living in blizzard conditions.)

Anyways, so far no call backs that snow ice cream is ready. . Imagine. . I was ALMOST excited. .Almost but not quite. .

Kackle today! And make snow ice cream!! Call me when it's ready!! I'll be right there!! I'll pick up some waffle cones on the way too!!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
From me to you!
I hope all had a great day!
May you kackle boo koos today!
God Bless Each and Every One of You today and Always!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm soo excited!!


First a little history here: I bought a little 2 bedroom home with no central heat or air last year. (I got a great deal as the family just wanted to get rid of the house. I have been doing a little remodelin' for the past year and a half. Well, not the half but the first year. I got tired of hurtin' myself. Droppin a cordless drill with a phillips bit on your little toe takes a while to heal. and Yes, the bit is what went into my toe. Then the week before I smashed my thumb so bad that I still have a tender place on my thumb. So the bathroom still needs the top of the door facin' and baseboards. Like an hour of work and I can't seem to get it finished. They are all painted too.)

But anyways. This 1300 sf home has been heated for the past winter and this winter with a little bitty Dearborn Heater, like this one:

This little baby was in my kitchen. The larger one that was in the living room leaked. So it was unusable. We used little electric heaters all last winter for the living room and the bedrooms.

But last month I ran across this baby and it was a great price and I bought it. Yesterday it finally got hooked up!

AND MAN OH MAN! I have a warm house!!

Yes that is Crystal in her little dog bed. There are two more in front of the fire but she doesn't like to give up her bed even for a dreaded picture. Especially by the fire! Harlie likes to run her out every once in a while. This is what THAT looks like:

Same bed. She has a bigger bed but she likes this one.

Now we have HEAT!! AND I don't have to light the fire every day!! It's sooo great!! Now everyone is waaaaarrrmm no matter where we are!!

Merry Christmas!

Kackle today! It does a body good!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Straight No Chaser and a couple of awards

These guys are hilarious! I heard them on the radio first,  Oldies 95 , then I had to look them up to actually watch the video. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

(ok here goes. not sure i have this correct but here we go! Up UP and AWAY! i have tried to listen to each of you on how to do this! and finally had to ask Rabbit. .Thanks for all your help in gettin me goin!)

I also need to pass along a Kacklin Award. Pat over at A View From the Edge has kept me in stitches for the past couple of posts. The dogs feet smelling like fritos and then the Christmas letter. OH. . MY. . GOSH. . I even went around smellin ALL the dogs feet seein if ANY smelled like fritos. nope, just dirty smelly dogs..Then the Christmas letter. I laughed til I cried. Please if you need a laugh. Go visit Pat.

"Nother Kacklin award goes to jeff tompkins . H e makes me kackle out loud too. Nother Christmas letter over there, tooo funny!! Dry wit and a great guy to read! Always something goin on with his posts!!

Scope over at Scope-Tech is another of my favs. He also has a dry sense of humor and a wonderful play on words! So a Kacklin award goes to him too!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good .. . Well there is always tomorrow..

So for your kackles today visit these blogs. It'll do your mind good!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Joys of Motherhood

I could go back in my memory of 33.5 years of Motherhood and tell you stories such as the time when Rabbit flushed the little blue plastic turtle down the toilet and we had to have the toilet removed from the floor to find the dang thing. Or that historical markers are now HYSterical markers or that cementaries are Bury Gardens since you bury people there and they have flowers. Or how I totally SCREAMED in delight when Rabbit took his first steps and scared him from walkin' for almost a month. Or how when we first moved to the rather large city (100K) from a rather small town (5k), I lost JD in the mall. He was about 18 months and I found him behind the counter with the pretty girls (not same store either),  he had been flirtin' with. (No, I was not the only one there with him. JackAss #3 was suppose to be keepin' up with him, while I was keepin' up with the girls. Rabbit was 13 so I could SEE  him) But no, I'll not bore with those stories. I think I'll share other joys.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

dogs, food and kids

I'm beginnin to think all my blogs revolve around dogs, food and kids. Hmmm, wonder why that is. .

Today, I'm goin thru blogs tryin to get out of this funk I'm in. Bax is pawin at my leg (pronounced laag, as in Texan tawlk), wantin me to hold him. So up he comes. I hold him like a baby, on his back. He goes to sleep. Head fallin over my arm. Almost snorin.

Then I decide that I really need to do somethin with those 5 small apples on my table before more rot away. I have been chunkin them in the back yard for the critters out there. One big critter thinks it's a game, she brings them back to me. The one time when fetch is not what I'm playin.

Soo I've got the apples cut up and cookin. Find the recipe for Apple Butter. Hmmm, no apple cider. Oh well I have water. See that I need nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. (Yes, I got the right bottle this time. The other bottle went in the spaghetti sauce the other  night. Well, most of it.)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Some of my favorite recipes

Since I mentioned this in my last post, here is the recipe (along with a couple of others):

Reese Balls

1 pound butter
2 cups peanut butter
2.5-3 pounds of powdered sugar
3 teaspoons of vanilla

Cream butter and peanut butter, add powdered sugar and vanilla. Make balls.

6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 stick paraffin

Melt chips and paraffin. Use toothpicks to dunk balls into chocolate mixture, while still hot. Sit on wax paper to dry.

Makes a lot. =0)

Classic Cooked Eggnog

6 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup of brandy or rum (I use Kahlua)
Nutmeg for garnish

In a large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Stir in two cups of the milk. (NOT ALL) Cook over low heat constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film. (The temperature must reach 140 on an instant-read thermometer.)

Remove from heat. Stir in remaining two cups of milk and the vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, usually several hours, or overnight. Just before serving, add liquor. Pour in bowl or pitcher and dust with nutmeg.

FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY and it will be wonderful.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas and me

My favorites at Christmas:

Loading my boys up, not the grands, but MY boys and going to see Christmas lights. We all have something to say about them. We giggle and laugh and ride all over town and I get so excited, which makes them laugh.

Listening to Christmas music at home and in the car. I get to fast forward over the songs I am not KrAzY about. My favorite song: Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt.

Oh my favorite Christmas movie: The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young. In black and white.

Next Favorite movies: White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, Its a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart, The Bells of St Mary's with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman, Boys Town with Mickey Rooney.

My favorite drink: Hot Spiced Apple Cider. The kind that comes in a packet is all I know how to make but I love that stuff. Next favorite is homemade Egg Nogg

Favorite Christmas TV Special: Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer with Burl Ives.

Favorite Christmas candy: Homemade Reese Balls

The Fallen Four

I get an email every week from MSN Week of Pictures. The last one got me today. It is the caskets for the four  police officers from Lakewood, Washington draped with the American flag.

Please remember these officers families this holiday season.

And speaking of remembering families: Our soldiers fighting all over the world to keep us safe. My other son, Shaun, is in Iraq this holiday season. I miss him dearly. Shaun, if you are readin this, remember Momma K loves you muches!

May we remember those who keep us safe day in and day out, whether it be here on the home front or far away. May God bless each and every one of them.

Happy Holidays to all.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

i'm in a funk

yep, a funk. a deep gray funk.

i hate the no sun. makes for gray days. i HATE gray days.
i can do cold, if there is sun. no sun. no can do.

i just wanna curl up in the recliner with a book. cup a hot tea. AND NO FREAKIN DOGS.

don't get me wrong, i love the little piles of poop but some days i want them to go visit their dad. for the weekend. or winter vacation.

a clean living room. yard. bedroom. no magizines torn up, no lookin for my slippers. or the dog beds. or the toilet paper. (all of which usually end up in the back yard. well except the dog beds. they are too big for the pet door. so wonderful to come home on a rainy day. just wantin to get outta my boots and into my slippers. only to find them in the middle of the back yard soppin wet. loverly. just loverly. makes me feel warm and fuzzy. usually seein red. sizzlin hot.)

wow. what a concept.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

school's OVER! well for December anyway

SCHOOOOOOL'S OUT FOR CHRIST-MAS!! SCHOOOOOL'S OUT FOR CHRIST-MAS!! (I can't wait til I can sing Schooooool's out For-EVER! but that will be a few years. . )

WooHoo!! All A's!!! Even on the exams!!!

And this is where the thought ends.

so i guess i am so excited i'm brain dead. . . really..

I had this blog all set out in my head on the way to work this mornin'. It was even funny. Really. Not joshin' ya.

Sat down to write it and all I could come up with was those first two sentences. . . the rest of this is 10, no, 12 hours later. .

Even after a bottle of wine. nope. nuthin'. nada.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Two down and one to go

Well 2 tests and classes are over and one test left. History.

Have to figure out which essay to write about:

Reasons for Civil War: Lincoln/Davis and why did they change what they were fighting for
Discuss Greatness of Lincoln and Lee

My brain hurts today. I've been doing this since 8 am this morning. I'm cross eyed.

Would someone kackle FOR me today? I'm too pooped. .

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Ugly Truth

Oh my gosh, I laughed out loud over this movie!!The dogs thought I had lost my mind! Gerard Butler, hubba hubba hubba!! hand me a napkin! no! just hand me the whole roll of paper towels!! I am droolin! He is a hunka hunka hunka burnin' love!! Good thing he is unreal. Well, he's real but not in my world!

Now those Camaro's? Those are real!! But I do believe I am gonna have to go buy The Ugly Truth! Atleast that way I can have GB in my home! At the moment, it is the best I can do! The Cam will not be in my drive way for a few years!

I just may have to watch it again!

I can't! Can't! Can't!

I have TWO finals to study for!!! WAAAAAAAAA!!!

BUT GERARD BUTLER! (slurp) (sigh)

He'll have to wait. I have him for 45 more hours. .

Kackle today? Watch this movie and you will!

(BTW-it has adult language.)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Check out Menopausal New Mom's blog today!

Menopausal New Mom has a giving away going on! Super wonderful vintage earrings!! Go take a peek! They are the best!

She collects vintage jewelry! My daughter has my grandmother's jewelry like this. Here is a page of her's that she set up for her daughter, with the history, pretty cool. Deb's Gallery of Sherman & Other Costume Jewelry

Monday, November 30, 2009

Finals are this week and next

This week and next I may be a TAD scarce! It is semester end and the owners of the business are in town. So things are rather kRaZy in my world to say the least!

I have a Interpersonal Communication final tomorrow night. 3 more classes in American History up to 1877 then the final next Tuesday morning and somewhere in between is the Art Appreciation final...


I'm tarred and feathered already!

But once next Tuesday morning is over, I am DONE DONE DONE til January 11th, when it starts all over again!

And dingbat me has once again, taken THREE classes......Has anyone seen my mind? I think it walked out on me!

If you find a strange little mind wanderin around lookin lost, it's probably mine. Would you send it home please? I might be in need of it tomorrow!

kackle any today? shudda, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The weekend after Turdy Day

I didn't even get out of my pjams today. Such a lazy butt. Slept in the recliner off and on all day. Most of the dogs just snuggled with me. Not HD. Nope. She crawled on TOP of me and scooted me over. I was in HER corner, using HER armrest as my pillow. Have I ever mentioned that she is HEAVY?

I wanted to sleep late this morning. NOPE. Not happenin'. I was laying on my back. Open invitation to crawl on me. First Crystal, who weighs a total of FOUR pounds. Got my kiss and off she went.

I'm dozin'. Hands behind my head, under the pillow. UGH! "HD! WHAT are you doin'?" I open my eyes. She is LAYIN' on me. Nose under my chiny, chin, chin. Lookin' at me. "WHAT? Get off of me!" She does not move. Just looks at me. It is two hours past our usual gettin' up time. It is SEVEN oclock. DANG IT! I just wanted to sleep til 8! (Dpgs are worse than kids when it comes to sleepin' late. They don't get the message of LEAVE ME ALONE too good.)

"FINE! I'm up, you big baluga! I'll get you some food."

I stumble down the hall to the kitchen. Look at the food bowls. All FIVE of them are FULL. . Water bowls are FULL. . GGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

I look at her. She's bouncin'. . I growl at her again. She thinks it's time to play. Dang dawg. I'm goin' to the recliner. I lay down across the recliner. I get in her spot. She SITS on me. ON my SIDE. FINE! I'll move.

I go back to bed. They all follow. And sit and look at me.

Next remodelin' project: Door for bedroom.

Hope you kackle today. Does a body good!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Turkey Day to all!

To all my friends:

I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

May there be many kackles heard around your house as all gather together!

To all that stop by here, pick up your heart and take it home, friend! I am truly blessed by each and everyone of you! Thank you for enriching my life daily!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Harlie Dam-mit! Oh how I love this dawg!

This weekend was a pretty boring weekend. Took the art test on Friday to free the weekend up for other things. Some of which got canceled. So I sat around and read a book, took in a movie (UP) with Laynee and her family. And got to figure out Harlie Dam-mit.

As you all know, Harlie is JD's basset hound. She is a little over a year old. Which means she is still a puppy. A HUGE puppy. With massive paws. And HEAVY. AND LOVES EVERYBODY!!

She thinks she is the size of Crystal, the teacup Maltese. Uh, no. Which causes problems with the other dogs. She hurts when she bounces on them. And she bounces A LOT!

Baxter does a lot of yelpin'. Scrappy gets ticked and starts growlin' and snappin'.Crystal backs Harlie Dam-mit up several feet with her snappy and witchiness. (I think SHE has a broom hidden somewhere! Miss KrAnKy Pants.)  Ladybug sits on her throne and watches and stays outta the way. Well most times. She does get down to go potty and eat. But she does not often deem the peasants worthy of her attention. Though on occasion it does happen. And Harlie Dam-mit slaps her across the room. "Harlie DAM-MIT! Stop it!"

Harlie Dam-mit then gallops full force to me and jumps. (I have wooden floors and you can hear her a comin'. Sounds like a herd of elefants comin' atcha.) I am braced. You have to be braced, because in her exuberance to please you, she will knock you on your buutt if you are not braced. I'm talkin' all four feet off the ground, front two pushin' ya full force. Then it's another: "Harlie DAM-MIT! DOWN!"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cinnamon Stuffed French Toast

Oh today I am so wanting Stuffed French Toast like at IHOP. Only I do not want the strawberry syrup crap. I actually want blueberries in the middle but I walked right past them at the store yesterday and I am not getting dressed to go to the store. So it will be minus the blueberries.

I have googled what seems to be millions of stuffed french toast recipes, casseroles and just french toast. Even saw one made with cinnamon bread! Sounds yummy.

Most of  the recipes make stuffed french toast like a sandwich. Cream cheese spread on like mustard, then slap the other slice of bread on the cream cheese and dunk in the milk and egg mixture. Sounds easy enough.
So I decide to try the one that is like a sandwich, think I will sprinkle cinnamon on the cream cheese, dunk and cook.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Road runnin'

Ya know those days when you are anywhere but in your car? Mentally, I mean. You really ARE in the car but are on autopilot.

I have many days like those. Past and present.

One, when I still lived in the country, I had gone to town to get gas. No biggie. But for some reason gettin' on the On Ramp to get on the highway to get home was for me, a big deal that is. .

I come out of the station, look left to make sure no one is coming. Oh, let me mention, my oldest son is with me. SO HEAVEN FORBID WILL I EVER LIVE THIS DOWN.

I get on the service road to come home. I'm yakkin' away. (For those of you bloggin' friends, I do that a lot. Sometimes I even get told to BREATHE.) So I'm just runnin' my mouth and I realize that I have past the On Ramp MARKINGS. NOT THE ACTUAL ON RAMP, just the MARKINGS, mind you. Just the white outlines of the ramp.

I calmly JERK the car over the whole triangle of city ti-, uh, those little marker thingys that shine at night and are square, that sound like a card in the bike spokes, and get on the highway.

Of course, my oldest, is swearin' he has whiplash from the jerkin' of the car. WHATever.

We get home and he tells everyone, then and now, how I went through the grass median, jumped the curbs to finally get on the highway, all the while slingin' him around like a Raggedy Andy doll. Of course, as he is retellin' this story he is flippin' and floppin' all over like we were off roadin'. Please. I had a Mazda 626. It does NOT off road. It DOES fly. But it DIES when it FLIES.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Warm Vanilla Sugar, ah, heavenly

I love Warm Vanilla Sugar. It just smells soo wonderful. Just yummy. It's my favorite!

Word of caution though, it makes your coffee taste funny. In fact, it tastes like pretty much like rubbing alcohol if you want to know the truth. Pretty nasty. I actually spewed my coffee this morning because of this.

Bath and Bodyworks does not want you to drink their body splash. I'm sure on the bottle somewhere is a disclaimer.

So make sure you move your coffee cup before you spray yourself with cologne.

Kackle a little today. Soothes the soul.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I was in class the other night and we were talking about Seasonal relationships and Lifetime relationships.

I never thought about it like that before.

So here I'ma thinkin' that all those 2.75 marriages I had, were supposed to be Seasonal relationships.

Or we COULD just ignore them. I have a friend (yes, I know, what a concept! Me! having a friend!)(Well actually, I have about, oh, let's see. . 2), ANYways, that we were discussing my marriages. She came up with the idea that since they were all JackA$$es, that makes them INHUMAN. They don't count. OR we could decide by the year we were married in. Leap Year, Not Leap Year. They were all NOT Leap Year. So they don't count. Good enough for me. (But I sure do get weird looks when I say 2.75 marriages. .Which is WAAAYYY fun sometimes)

Monday, November 16, 2009


Couldn't pass it up! Had to share!!

Kackled? Thought so!! Does a body good!!!

The Aliens are BAAAACK!!

They're baaaaaack! GEEEEZ!! They've been here all summer! You would think they woulda had enough of me!! I know I had enough of THEM! Gave me such a headache. Literally.

In fact, the aliens got so bad that they were causing my eyesight to blur.

I was even getting rid of alien after birth on a daily basis. It was soooooo gross!

I kept thinkin' that at some point they would stop givin' birth! BUT NO! Those little buggers kept it up for almost TWO months!! They were worse than rabbits!!

THEN the dead babies began to appear! OH MY GOSH!! There were soo many!! EVERY time I turned around there were more!

Cain't they stop dyin'? Cain't they just go AWAY???

I'm sure I heard the Mothership calling!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

'Nother kacklin award

I have to award MilesPerHour over at Thunder From a Quiet Storm. He KILLS me! Today it is Full Moon! check it out!

I feel so special and so are YOU! Awards!

KrysStar at  Sleepless Nights  gave me the Shoulda Been a Stripper award!

I think it is so awesome to get awards!!

Here''s the sorta rules.

A) Post the award on your blog.

B) List 7 of your personality traits, as evidence on your blog.

1. Lunatic
2. KrAaZy
3. Whirlwind
4. Pushy
5. Bossy
6. NuTtZo
7. Silly

C) Pass the award on to other bloggers with notable personality, and be sure to let them know that they've been selected.

1. Rabbit at Redhead Dancing. I love this guy. He is  my son. Totally AWESOME. (OOPS! I linked this one wrong!)

2. Quirkyloon at Musings of a Quirkyloon. She makes me laugh! So if you need a laugh? Go for a visit, you will not be disappointed! (Again, linked wrong!)

3. Obnoxious at The Obnoxious SAHM! I look her up for laughs too! (Notice I FINALLY got the link thingy working right!)

I never get the number right to give awards so just send them to as many or few as you want!

Rabbit @ Redhead Dancing gave me his very own award!

I am to give it anyone that makes me dance! So pass it to anyone that make YOU dance!!

Nancy @ f8hasit is totally awesome! I relate to her so much! You will too!

Knucklehead @ knucklead is soo cool!

Matty @ Matty Thoughts is another great blog! He loves the Phillies and Cheerios!

And since it seems to be  award day. I think I will pass my Kacklin KaLynn award too!

Rules: NONE! Pass it (or not) to anyone that makes you KACKLE!!

FunnyRunner @ LLOL makes me Kackle!

Indigo @ IndigoWrath is another of my favorites.

Kackle a little every day! It does a body good!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Camaro Diet

Sigh, I had my oil changed at the Chevy place today.. .

Had  2  Cams sittin' there. . sigh. .

One black with a whalelike mouth. One was red. .

Oh sooo wicked lookin'

I actually TOUCHED them...

I saw the Salesman walkin' over.

Had to wipe my mouth on my sleeve.

I was droolin' again.

Salesman asked if I would like to sit in one..

Let's don't tempt me just yet.

Fat Girl has  to go on a diet to get a Camaro.

Fat Girl will not FALL out of a Camaro.

Fat Girl wants to GLIDE out of a Camaro.

Fat Girl wants to be chic.

Oh my. .

I goin' on a Camaro Diet.

I have 2 years to achieve the full effect.

Sigh. . Where's the cookies?

Kackle a little! Does the body good! (So does  touchin' a Camaro!)

Pet Peeve of Mine

I'm sure I will get comments back on this one. But my soap box today is Cell Phones in Cars.

People driving talking on a cell phone. It's the cell phone's fault that the driver is not paying attention. The cell phone gets blamed for every wreck and every almost wreck. WHAT CRAP!

The DRIVER is the one that is responsible. The DRIVER is the one not paying attention. The DRIVER probably doesn't pay attention when they are NOT on the cell phone.

Pictures circling the internet about a crotch rocket slammin' into a VW because the car driver was on the phone! BS! The REAL info: Sweden: crotchrocket 155 mph not 85. Driver pulled out, neither had time to avoid collision. All dead. No cell phone involved.
I have a great personal example: I was on the cell phone talkin' to my mom while on my way home after work one day. I am going the speed limit, (I know shock, shock, but REALLY I was! Honest!). I'm in the correct lane to turn. I'm watchin' traffic and see this truck comin' up on my right side. HE IS PASSIN' ME. Did you see the previous sentence where I said: I WAS GOIN' THE SPEED LIMIT? He proceeds come up beside me to HANG OUT THE WINDA, (and I"m talkin' about not just the arm pit hangin' out, but half his body, he has got to be almost STANDIN', I'm thinkin' that anytime, his belt is gonna hang on the winda! This guy musta had LOOOONG legs, that's all I can figure), ARM JUST A SWANGIN', CELL PHONE IN HAND, JUSTA YELLIN' AT ME TO GET OFF THE CELL PHONE.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hearts. I LOVE hearts. (pic of Quilt added)

As I was putting on my jewelry this morning, I realized how much I like hearts. I mean I REALLY like hearts. And my children know it. 2 sets of earrings, 5 necklaces.

One pair of earrings the kids gave me the FIRST Christmas I was a MiMi, came from James Avery. The two tone heart studs. WoooHooo!! The other pair of earring Chel gave me for my birthday one year. They are hoops made of hearts. Had  to get  my ears pierced two more times so I can wear them all at the same time.

Then the necklaces: For mother's day, the kids gave me a heart with diamonds  all around. 'Nother one was from JD when he was about 16, just a heart on a chain. He bought it with his own money from his first job. Then Laynee got me another heart that had a Mother figure and a diamond on it. The last two I bought myself. One has seven  flat  hearts, different metals, that represent my kids and grandkids. One  is two hearts  linked.

Then one year my oldest, sent me a little red heart shaped metal basket  full of heart candles. I still have the basket.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One of THOSE days

a know THOSE days where you are on AUTO PILOT? You do things because it is so ingrained? Yesterday morning at work was one of THOSE days.
I am girl Friday at work. I think my UNofficial Title is Louis' P.I.T.A. What ever he wants/needs done, I do, and I normally give him a hard time about it too. Hence the P.I.T.A.

Officially, I do everything but pay the bills. Mondays are Payroll. NORMALLY, it is done by 9:30-10 am. Yesterday was a LITTLE different. We were bringing over a guy from the Temp service. Again, NORMALLY, it is not a big deal. NORMALLY, I have time to get the MASSIVE amount of paperwork done BEFORE payroll. NORMALLY, there is not alot of phone traffic either. (We are not a business that you just walk in off the street and buy something. We are a very specific kind of business, so it takes about two-three months from the beginning of the process to the shipping of the product.) NORMALLY, we have 3 other people up here. This week it is ME. IT IS LONELY. boohoo. (2 of the gals belong to another company that we share office space with)

Yesterday morning was NOT NORMAL.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Paintings and an Award

I am a HGTV watcher. I love Color Splash, I want to do pictures like David does. Just off the wall, spur of  the moment. Takes 1 day. Me? NOOOO! Months! I change colors. I repaint. I chunk it in the trash. Finally, if I am lucky, it goes on the wall.  Here is my last big project. Took 3 months. I have changed the brown 2 times. No,  just paint a little, and decide it is not the right color. I PAINTED THE WHOLE THING TWICE and still pick it apart. This line is not right, this depth is off. DRIVES ME NUTS!

The one below is my "spur of the moment" painting. Took 3 WEEKS! How's that for a "spur of the moment"?

No, I don't know what it is. I just like the colors. I wanted a Bromstad-like picture. WHATEVER!

 I have gone in search of some of his pictures I like. It took me about 3 hours of typing in the RIGHT words! EVEN on the HGTV site! I almost gave up. THEN IT HAPPENED! I found the one I was looking for!! WOOHOO!! Searching the web is sometimes a P.I.T.A.! I have to use my BRAIN when I search the web!! I try to let it sleep as much as possible, it hurts when it wakes up.

Need some place to unload in secret? Try Secretia's Place: Secret Story Time . I like her page so much that I have my own award I am giving her.

Hope you kackled today! It does a body good!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Drum roll please . .

Now for the Lemonade Stand Awards
I received this one from Menopausal New Mom, who has an awesome post! I totally love reading it !

This awards comes with a set of rules too:

Put the lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
Nominate blogs with great attitude or gratitude
Link the nominees within your post
let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
link to the person from whom you received this award

These are very awesome folks and they have great pages

f8hasit Totally awesome person. Check her out.

Airing my dirty laundry. . one sock at a time Love this lady!

David's Little Travelogues check out David's pics from where ever he has been.

Here is what I think..  I sooo love this lady

Diamonds and Toads SUCH a cool, cool, cool blog. A recent find for me, I  hope you enjoy it  too.  Especially those of you with children. She has eBooks connected to her site.

Happy Saturday to all!

Kackle today! It does a body good!! Cheers!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Touchy Feely

As you guys know, I went to the doc on Monday, remember, the Red Camaro day? My chest had been hurtin' like KRAAAzy for about 5 days. Felt kinda like brochitis but I wasn't coughin' just hurtin'. Turns out it's acid reflux. Geez, who knew it could hurt that bad..

Doc gave me some meds. Since I have been taking them, now I am sleeping really, really well. I mean REALLY well. I am not waking up 19 times in 3 hours anymore!! I pretty much sleep all night now. Before I would wake up when the dogs WALKED across the floor. Went to get a drink. I could hear them do just about anything. (I do not have carpet in my house, so EVRYTHING makes a sound. Well almost everything. Peein' on the table leg doesn't always make a sound. Well, not until I round the corner, THEN a sound erupts. .)

So I'm sleepin' like a LOG, SURROUNDED BY D. O. G. S. FIVE to be exact. Two are curled next to me on my front side, one is at my shoulders in the back, one is on her QUEEN pillow and Harlie is at the foot of the bed.

I am awakened by something TOUCHING MY LEG. This something is barely touching me but it is TOUCHING me. I come instantly awake! I account for all dogs. WHAT IS IN MY BED???



I slowly, very slowly reach down to feel what is touching me.

Harlie moves her paw one more time.


I'm tellin' ya, I almost wet the bed I was so scared.

Hope you kackled today.