Saturday, April 29, 2006

I wrote an awesome post, it is gone forever. Too tired to rewrite!
All In A Day's Work

Friday, April 28, 2006

Almost forgot-Susie that smoothie flavor was peanut butter banana-don't let the name fool you-YUK!!

Also-I think the ants have been chemically assaulted by the large amount of raid. Unless they mutate and come back even larger to take over our simple, black, unassuming mailbox.
Thursday play date did happen and it was great fun. Before we went though, we went to Chuck E. Cheese at 11 AM on the dot and played plus cashed in every coupon for free tokens we have ever gotten and also all the winner receipts from past visit ticket "earnings". One would assume saving all of you tickets would result in cool prizes, one would be very wrong. Most of them are garbage now. Small sticky water yo-yos were our "big" prizes. We cashed all that stuff out for a reason though-probably never going back. Anyway, playdate was fun. My friend Jennifer, her friend Crystal, another homeschool mom I ran into at the library, Rose, and I had a nice time talking and cahsing our kids together. We ran most of the other moms off which is always our goal...JK!

We also squeezed in a visit to our library that has been "NEWLY RENOVATED", seems as though they took out a big card catalog station and got new carpet. I wish they had not built up my expectations so much. If they had not told us, we might not have noticed.

Thursday night about 7, had to get all kids bathed and ready for bed while Erik put finishing touches on mowing the yard, MY friend Crystal and I went to Pasta House for supper. We had a fun night out and solved all the world's problems while we were talking. We are so different and yet so much alike. I enjoy our friendship so much, we are truly iron sharpening iron!! We both have very similar struggles and are able to be wonderful encouragers to each other.

Sty tuned for pow wow report, muddin' at the mantel, & it's hard to wash mud off a YUKON!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Several fun and randon things going on today!!

*My mailbox has been infested (as in about 1000-but they kept moving so I could not get a full count)with black ants and their egg sacks-eeeeew!!!! Today I went out with raid, paper towels, and a ziploc baggie to eradicate. EEEEWWW!

*I have a possible play date today if my children can be good. This was supposed to happen yesterday but said children COULD NOT be good for any amount of reward.

*I have a dinner date with a friend and we will chat chat chat and it will be fun fun fun.

*I have most of my fall clothes put away and I got our winter coats off of the coat rack, washed and put away as well!

*My house still looks like a bomb exploded! The good news is it only looks like 1 bomb exploded as opposed to several like it did a few days ago.

*The kittens are 5 weeks old and are soo cute I can hardly stand it. One of my friends is taking all but one and Monday is the day. Now to decide which cute bundle of joy we shall keep.

*Not all smoothies taste good.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ME, "Hello?"
Angie, "Are you coming?"
Me, "HUH?!"
Angie, "To the book club, I thought you and the girls were coming to the book club."
Me, "We are, it is on my calendar tomorrow."
Angie, "It's today. We just finished lunch. You haven't missed anything, come on!"
Me, "I am on my way!!"

Then we all got out the door in less that 2 minutes with much less than perfect hair as we had been chillin' for the afternoon!! You can throw on a dress way quicker than pants and a shirt!! We did miss lunch, but got in all the book discussion so that was a good thing. All children had great fun and are excited about next month.

One of the girls in our group has a friend moving away and I was trying to give her sage advice. It has really got me to thinking. Friendship is so important to each and every one of us and yet we seem to never really have it on the level we want it. Perhaps our spouses come the closest, when we are not mad at them! It is something I have struggled with my whole life.

"God is a jealous God and if we try to peplace him, he will take our friends away. He wants to be IT!" I told her this and she rolled up her window. No one younger than twenty wants to ever hear words like this, but I believe it with all my heart. I have prayed for best friends and God so softly reminds me that with them, I lose the need for him. I believe when we get it right with him, he blesses us with tons of wonderful friendships, but we must put him first.

All of that got me to thinking about how much I have changed through the years and how my friendships have changed as well. I am, by nature, a friendly person. I like people, all people, and want them to like me back. I am also, by nature, a very blunt, aggressive person so I alienate scores of people who would never like to know me better. It has been a very fun combination to live with.

My behaviors have been constantly tweaked and pruned through the years. I am a much better friend now than I ever have been because the pendulum has finally landed somewhere in the middle again. In my teen years, I was so much a people pleaser that I let alot of people steamroll me-I would let them copy off of me even though I thought it was wrong(mostly because I did some cheating of my own occassionally even though I thought it was wrong-but NEVER on tests! Just on homework because I worked even in high school and sometimes could not get all my work done!!)(Can't we justify anything if we try!!)I was not very true to myself because being liked was very important to me. My best friend was totally abusive of our relationship, but I loved her parents so I tolerated ALOT!

In my early twenties I was such a softy. I may have had a sign on my forehead that said, just ask me, I will do it even though it is completely impossible for me to help you. I was working more than full time carrying 15 hours of school and living on my own. We are talking-barely scrapin by!!-people would ask me to borrow money and I would loan it. I ran a little taxi service for people who needed rides home. I confused being a christian(though I wasn't exactly all about that in those days-it was still deeply ingrained) with being a pushover. News travels quick when you have that personality among the vultures of the world. I would volunteer to work late and close to keep from having to tell someone no. I hated telling someone no. I hated to see someone in need of something and would use a credit card to buy stuff for their kids or whatever. I was in such poor shape financially, but I always wanted to help someone "less privileged". Looking back, there was no one less privileged!! I have been on so many dates I never wanted to be on because I just could not tell them no. I figured I could ignore them on the date and they would get the hint and not ask worked by the way!!

After I got married, I immediately became the best wife I could possibly be. I wanted him to be so glad he married me. He would never have to lift a finger. I worshipped him. However this did not last very long. He was not worshipping back. He was kind of his own person, not completely and totally smitten with me and only me. That was not the plan. If I were the wife of his dreams, he would be the husband of mine and we would live in wedded bliss forevah!!

It was a totally rude awakening and I was done...ready for a divorce. Really, no kidding. I had discussed my plans with a good friend and lo and behold found out I was pregnant. What a cruel joke. My husband was so excited I wanted to strangle him just to watch him die. It started the pendulum swinging the other way. I became the "What have you done for me lately friend?" I decided since I did not have a husband who was all about me, I would have friends that were all about me. I was so demanding and obnoxious. Very few people stuck it out and I hang my head in shame when I see some of those people. Two really good ones helped me grow up and stuck by me through the selfish years.

A few years after my second child I started to realize that marriage and friendships are give and take. Not even all within the same relationship. As "even" as I want everything to be all the time, I fully realize at the ripe old age of 34 that I have friends that I can offer nothing to. They don't need me for anything and they just bless my socks off all the time-just cause they want to. I also realize I have other friends who are "needy", all the time. They are my friends just the same and I love to help when I can-just cause I can. Not to make them like me. Not to make them have to "pay me back" but because God put us all here to ease life for one another. Friendship is truly a gift from God and true friendships(people who stick by you even when you are wrong and obnoxious)don't come along every day. True friendships are the ones that have been tested-withstood through misunderstandings. God has blessed me with very few true blue friendships-I count them on one hand. They know the worst of me so well they can't see it anymore. They lift me up when I can't even ask God to lift me up. I call them for spiritual woes and love them deeply even if we can't seem to get together. They are firmly planted in my soul and sometimes I feel it just wash over me that I should pray and pray deeply for them and I do!! I hope you have friends that are like that for you. We live in a superficial world-but Godly friendships transcend that.

I told one of those people the other day that I really did not have many friends and she laughed. When you are outgoing and friendly, alot of people become friends. Some of those people become your close friends-but almost always those are seasonal friends. When you paths no longer cross-it is sort of over. When your season of life changes, the friendship does too. My true friends sharpen me-they make me a better person and I hope I do the same for them. They can criticize me in a way that hurts, but when we are done-I am better because they told me. I sincerely hope each and every one of you who stumble across these ramblings of mine have a friend that can tell you "how it is". God sends people to help us correct our defects in character and if your really blessed, it will be a friend.

Monday, April 24, 2006

VERY busy week this week, I will blog soon!!
My body hates me today. Totally! I made it play softball and I am not sure it will forgive me for hibernating all winter and then jerking it out of zombieness for spring activity. I also took it on a long walk on a walking trail with a couple of friends. Today I plan to take it bowling. Perhaps I will be able to walk the lane and drop a ball. We have a very busy day today following two busy days-looks like tomorrow we may chill and I will catch you up!! Thanks for the feedback on the drummin'. Hubby and I have had much civilized discussion(this in itself is a breakthrough for me) about the schedule and I am sure there is more FRIENDLY discussion to come.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Help Wanted!!

My husband is a drummer in several bands. He has a full-time job in addition to all these weekend "gigs" at local bars and festivals. Music is truly his passion in life but it has reached ridiculous levels as far as time consumption goes.

What is a happy medium? What is a compromise? Help me oh interneties with wonderful wisdom!!

Thursday, April 20, 2006


There are alot of things about public school that my children do not miss-in fact they miss very little. The one biggie that they DO miss is themed days. I jokingly told them we would have pajama day thinking they would laugh but they got so excited that I woke up this morning to storms and rains and declared it Pajama day. They are blissfully content in the living room in our indoor play tent in their PJ's watching movies. We will read in 10 minutes for the rest of the afternoon. No fights and they have had lunch and popcorn in the tent. Girls just wanna have fun!! I am using the time wisely to prepare for my Pampered Chef show tonight AND check in with my interneties.

Summer-I guess this can officially be called CHILLIN'

Have a blessed Thursday!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Facelift! I am getting ready to print out my blog for posterity's sake!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Thanks for all the prayers for my father-in-law! It turns out there is a blood vessel in his nose that is going to get "zapped" tomorrow. I assume that means cauterized but they relayed "zapped" to us. This is not much related to the heart issues, but still freakishly scary!! I am giving God the glory for the answer-I prayed for it to be something minor and it is. PRAISE YOU FATHER GOD!!

Can we squeeze one more thing into today? I think NOT! We got up this morning and took our old couch(You might be a redneck if the Salvation Army won't take your old couch!)to the dump along with some other things. Then went to take pics of an old mailster that my hubby is going to put on ebay for someone. What is a mailster you say? They are old 3-wheeled urkel-looking mobiles that used to delver the mail-very similar to a 3-wheeeled golf cart that is a box instead of a cart. I digress(always!). Then we went to Mr. Gatti's best pizza in town...honest, came home from there, dropped off the trailor we hauled our junk on and picked up the boat.

We were all set for another shot at fishing. We got to the lake around one-ish. We decided to fish right on the banks of one of our local camps. I cast my line out one time and started reeling in and got my line stuck in brush or a rock. I handed it to Erik, master line untangler and he reeled in the crappie I had caught!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS AMAZED!!! ONE CAST!!!! YEAH!!!!!! I CAUGHT A FISH!!!!! I was a fishing pole hog the rest of the day, but caught no more. We must buy more poles so we can all fish. Later Erik reeled in a small-mouth bass and we started thinking we were gonna get some fish for supper out of this day! We were wrong. We got sunburns and hot crabby kids whose parents were total fishing pole hogs. We made the day better for them by going to a marina and buying them sodas and junk food and then taking them to "rope beach" and letting them play. It is named that because there is a rope in a tree you can swing out into the lake on. Erik and Erika are the only ones to do it. It reminds me of a Mountain Dew commercial. I don't like mountain dew-I am a mello-yello girl and so I don't swing on it. It has nothing to do with my irrational fear of jumping in water or heights. The kids do not like boating near as much right now because they love to swim. The water is only up to 64 degrees so we must wait awhile to swim still. 70 degrees is swim weather...only 6 small degrees!

We got home about 5PM-ish and mowed the yard. Erik also tilled the garden. Are we out-of-control or what!! All three girls got their much needed baths/showers and off to bed at a little before nine. They got frozen pizza instead of fish. I have not eaten since the best pizza in town...honest. Dear hubby is frying me a burger now and will be much rewarded later ( :

I can't wait to get my shower!!

Have a super duper Wednesday!

Jettybetty-I will reply to you soon!! Thanks for being so prompt even though you thought you weren't!

PS. Hubby confessed today that he does read my blog...what a big fat liar. Oh yeah, you read it, ET! I guess he loves me after all. ( ; If he really loved me he would comment!

Severe weather heading our way...keep us in your prayers if you are a late-night lurker/reader!

Monday, April 17, 2006

We started Easter with church and ended with lots and lots of prayers! We woke up Sunday morning at around 6AM. We were very excited about the bunny this year for some reason. It is always exciting, don't get me wrong, but this year they had really talked it up and were VERY excited-I am surprised they were able to sleep. We had an interesting church service-we did not have children's church during church despite the fact that the kids were dismissed- then caught in the hall and sent back into church. Great mass confusion!!After church, we went to Erik's cousin's house for grandma's dinner and egg hunt). Grandma's house has definitely shrunk now that there are so many of us. Lots of kids + small house = afternoon of headaches and stress for grandma. She may still deal with those anyway, but I know she enjoys the sanctuary of her home afterward! Then we were off to my moms for another dinner (we don't eat at this one-desserts maybe ( : ) and egg hunt. My mom has the kids wrapped around her little finger since she has a gold egg ($10) and a silver egg ($5) Erika, the lucky, found both one time and had to give one away (I did make her do that!) This year she only found the silver egg-so she got to keep it. [This reminds me that I completely left out the details of our Girl Scout egg hunt-Erika found both the gold eggs($5 and $3) and almost all of the $1 eggs as well(I did not make her give one away-but she did share some with a few of the girls not so lucky). We had everyone put at least a quarter in the eggs because they voted money not candy. Erika was rich! KAyla was not and very angry once she knew what Erika had. Before that she was feeling good and sharing her eggs with others who did not have as many eggs as her. Having a lucky sister is a real downer.] Anyway, the kids had a great time at both egg hunts and we got home just in time to make pasta salad for our care group and then leave again. We had a wonderful lesson together with much debate on unity or more specifically the lack of unity of believers today. During our meal, Erik got a call on his cell phone-it is important to point out here that we do not get calls on our cell phones unless it is from each other-it was his mom and his dad was down with a severe nosebleed from both nostrils that would not stop. He and Randy rushed over and took him to the ER. We prayed and chatted while playing the waiting game. VERY scary...there are lots of heart issues where papaw is concerned. God is faithful and heard our prayers because Erik and pawpa got home about midnight and hopefully all is well. Please keep him in your payers(Jerry is his name). Me and the girls prayed when we got home and before bed and I prayed again before going to bed. I am so thankful we have a God we can petition with prayer!! AND a God who can answer those prayers!! So it was an exciting Easter finale!

Staurday we had an egg hunt, egg dying and a birthday party at the skating rink followed by a visit to see the play "The Promise" which my sister and her kids were in. It was a great play with a wonderful message. It showed Satan at work in every scene- manipulating the pharisees and befriending Judas. Lilly was fascinated with him!! She told her Sunday school class how much she loved the devil...put that right up there with things you thought you would never hear from your child-epecially on Easter! I used it as a teachable moment-I told the kids all about his costume(it was very cool) and that when the devil is around, he doesn't always look "bad and scary"-he tempts us to do bad things-he looks alot like a fight with your brother or sister, not sharing, or not obeying your parents. I think they got it. Even though we got home very late from the play, it was an exciting visual for the story of Christ-it begins in a manger and leads all the way to the resurrrection and finishes with "I Can Only Imagine"- a heaven scene with Jesus crowned king. VERY POWERFUL!

Today I have promised my kids we would google egg hunts and find out why we do it. Should be fun! Later we will scrapbook at scouts. I'm tired!!

Friday, April 14, 2006

My children are at my Mom's...all three of them plus my niece who is also 4 like Lilly. Pray for my brave crazy mommy!! I am doing serious housework!! I love it. Pray for me to make some headway as well.

My blog read list is out of control!! I will have to pare it back. I use to could read and post in less than an hour. Now it requires two sittings of an hour each. That can't be. I'll have to stick with my connections I guess...Jettybetty, sara, summer, lesli, sandy, jacinda, deanaland, susie and even though it is more of a website/blog. I have been going from encouragement to too much of a good thing!! Some day I will do links and allow myself no more!! It started because some of you don't post every day- and now I am so busy reading that I don't post every day. Isn't this where I get my thoughts out? Off I go to find my house!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My dear hubby stayed up very late Sunday night putting our new boat seats in our boat. They look great and we can actually take some people boating with us now, we could have before but they would not have had anywhere to sit. It is much more enjoyable with somewhere to sit.

Anyway, we set out Monday for a fun-filled, and hopefully fish-filled day on the lake. Our friend Keith had helped us get our things ready for heavy duty fishing. We stopped and got three dozen minnows on our way to the lake. The minnow bucket exploded just outside the door and the little silver fish were everywhere and squealing little girls(me included) were trying to save them all. Kayla was pointing them out, not actually touching them. We saved them all and the owner gave us 3 dozen more AND a new bucket(no charge)(we are customers for life)(Sportsman's Marina HWY 62). We got to the first "fishing hole" and had no luck at all. One bite, or possibly just brush entanglement. We ventured to the next "fishing hole" and had the same luck. We even tried throwing out a few minnows in hope of enticing a school of fish. It was not our lucky fish day, so Sandy-no fish pics. Perhaps we should take John with us. We never catch anything but bluegill and sometimes we don't do so hot at that either. We did have a fun picnic in the boat and it felt good to be out on the water again. We do love the lake and feel very blessed to live so close to such an extensive lake area.

Last night was my homeschool support meeting and our scrapbook night at church. I hate it when they are on the same night because I want to scrapbook, but I NEED the support meeting(and love it as well). So I stopped in for a quick hello and then went to the support meeting. It was very interesting and informative and then a group of us stragglers went to steak and shake for late night eats. We talked and laughed until very late. IT was great fun and yet bittersweet as one of our favorites is moving back home to Texas. I think I may move to Texas too. JustKidding-KY lifer. But there are some fine people there! Karri please do a blog!!

Today I am catching up on laundry-mount washmore is very large and in charge!! I am also trying to get things bagged up and gone that we don't need.

SLOW progress is
progress nevertheless. (such a poet) Have a great Wednesday!

Four jobs you've had in your life:
1. Pampered Chef Consultant
2. Floor Covering salesperson
3. Waitress (lotta years, lotta places!)
4. Housecleaner (HAHAHAHAHAHA-I can't even believe it!)

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Sky High
2. Terms of Endearment
3. Any Harry Potter movie
4. Chronicles of Narnia

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Frasier(reruns)
3. Seinfeld(even if I've seen it seven times)
4. Sex in the City (it is not at all how it sounds, maybe a little)

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Florida
2. Chicago
3. New Mexico
4. New Orleans (NEVER again)

Four websites you visit often:
1. blogs
2. blogs
3. blogs
4. ebay

Four of your favorite foods:
1. Chocolate cake
2. Seafood
3. cheesesticks
4. Pasta

Four places you would rather be right now:
1. Alone
2. Beach
3. Mountains
4. Vacation-anywhere

Four people who are tagged to do this:
1. Summer
2. Jacinda(hope you haven't already done this)
3. Susie
4. Sara-there is something to blog about!!!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

I confessed and apologized to my husband today that I posted that he was a horse's butt and more. He doesn't care, doesn't read it, would never know, but the guilt was eating me alive. I hate that about me...and also love it. It stinks to be so compelled to tell the truth that it eats away at you. Honesty is not a gift. Please never ask me, "How do I look in this dress?". For 2 weeks at least and every time I see you in it, I will feel bad that I gave a "nice" answer. I will wish I had just told you the truth and then I would not feel so bad every time I see you in it!! On the other hand, just take me shopping with you and I will not ever let you buy it and then we won't be in this mess!!!

I also feel badly that I posted negatively about my husband, although, he does have many vices as do I. If we took some sort of compatability test, I am sure we would fail miserably and the proctor would advise us to never marry. God put us together though, so we are coming up on 12 years with his grace, mercy and blessing. He is a wonderful man and I like to think I am a wonderful woman-we are just very different. I love to talk and he just doesn't. I love to analyze things and plan, he doesn't. I love to visit with friends and he can tolerate that in very small doses, but would rather lay around on the couch and watch TV, quietly, small talk during commercials. Our ideal friends would love to lay around and watch TV , never talk(except during said commercials). I love to talk and play games-especially word games with friends. The list never stops but those are the biggies. I love him alot and I am glad he puts up with me and I am with prayer and supplication, able to put up with him!!!LOL!!!


The yard sale went great. I got to talk and visit with two of my good friends all day long and the kids were well behaved. It was lovely. We did sell alot and we also gave alot away and that was a blessing just the same as the extra cash!! I have my new couch and loveseat in my living room and I just love it even though it is not exactly what I wanted (leather). It is very nice, clean and comfy. Leather would probably not be such a good idea for us anyway-cats really like to scratch!! We also go to church with the people we bought it from and if you buy used furniture, it is really nice to know the people it came from!!


Erika is officially in her new bedroom and the schoolroom is no more. We bought a matress and box springs for the bed we had in the attic. She did not need her own room as much as Lilly needed a room she could go to and play in. She was just going and playing with all the stuff that belonged to Erika. She now has her own room to and a new kitcxhen to go in it. We had one before but I got tired of it always being in the way. Now it will be in her room and she will love it (OR ELSE).


The kittens are growing and getting cuter every day. They are starting to move around. I think my friend is going to take them all...unless we keep one then she will take 3. That is pretty cool to already have a home. She may also just go get some somewhere else-she is fun that way...impatient as all get out! (Very southern statement!!)


I am going now to make dessert for CARE group (small groups at church). This is a new one and we were not able to go last week. I am making dessert. Can anyone say chocolate? Have a blessed Sunday!!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Hubby and I are reconciled. Life is hard when two very stubborn people choose to marry. I am also a horse's butt so we get into alot of crap...heee heee.

Busy with no time to blog. I just didn't want anyone to think I was off the deep-end. I sort of am but that is because of the yard sale Saturday and my house looks like a bomb went off in it!! But stuff is going out and it will not be back so it will make things better...soon!!!Price it, box it, move it out!!

My older girls had their dance rehearsal today and their recital tonight-that made for a whopper of a day but it was worth it. It was all gorgeous!! I can believe MY kids have any rhythm or coordination, but they appear to have gotten some in the genes from their father. GOOD!! I once finished an aerobics class and still did not know the steps-that is bad!! Couldn't even begin to keep up in that beginners class.

Gotta catch some zzz's now-have a great Friday, I will be pricing, boxing, and moving "stuff" to the yard sale!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I love these jokes so much!!! I hope you enjoy them. I am putting them on here tonight because I hate my husband and life really s*cks right now. Tomorrow I will read these and laugh and maybe get over it. Probably not, he is a horses butt with more vices than I can handle on any given day. Even more than me-that IS bad!!

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

7. A horse wanders into a saloon and the barkeep asks him "Why the long face?"

8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I don't believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.

9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

12. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!" The doctor replied, "I know you can't - I've cut off your arms!"

13. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.

14. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

15. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says "Dam!".

16. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why," they asked, as they moved off. "Because", he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."

18. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

19. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him... A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

20. And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did

This shirt!!! Still cant make a link, but you can cut and paste~~ ( :

I LOVE this shirt!!!!!!! Sometimes I think I am the only one who feels this way about how people dress. I love summer, but the things on this shirt are so much worse in the summer. It is even worse when I see fat people doing it!! What are they thinking? Obviously they aren't thinking. Even if I were lovely and thin-I am not- I would not be caught dead in a thong bathing suit or anything else that showed way too much skin. I think tshirts and tanktops fill the bill no matter how hot it is. I have to really talk myself into tank tops because I don't have good arms. I just figure they look better with a little sun.

SANDY- I hold you personally responsible for the cold snap. Putting up all your winter clothes guarantees a cold snap and it just is not fair to those of us who still have both seasons of clothes out...all over the house...wavering every day like you are supposed to during April in KY.

Yes, I do write those questions on the profile, glad you caught my writing style.

It has been a while since my last post. Saturday was awesome, we did much needed yard work. Sunday was so unpredictable, will it storm or won't it. Yes it will, oh my,"girls get under the table on your pallet" in the windowless dining room!! It really could have been a doozy!! I am so glad it was not. I was so happy to hear our region of the country is the new tornado alley. LOVELY!! We now get to fear every storm and contemplate building a wizard of oz shelter.

Yesterday was better than sex, can I say that??? Better than sex with a side of chocolate!! I went bargain hunting with my friend Jennifer and we found some awesome deals on much-needed clothes for our children. Even though we had our six xhildren in tow (!!!!?????) it was a very fun day. Our kids are little bargain hunters as well and it works out great. We plan to hit yard sales soon!!! I love bargains.

Today it is back to school and back to getting my yard sale crap together for me. I am doing well-much more progress than I expected to have made by Tuesday!! My kids are really whining about wanting spring break...I had to remind them of Disney when it was our break-and longer than spring break too!!

Gotta go get to work. MOMENTUM!!! Have to roll with it when you have it!!