Wednesday, August 29, 2007


  1. Uneven :: Bars

  2. Wonder :: Woman

  3. Spider :: Man

  4. Emma :: Crumbees

  5. Swing :: Low

  6. Orbit :: Moon

  7. Flirt :: Kiss

  8. Donation :: Box

  9. Veil :: of Secrecy

  10. Atmosphere :: ic Pressure

Question for you , Dear Readers

Anyone know where we can get beds like this in the U.S. America?


Check out her giveaways. Yummy.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Color me amused

You Are a Yellow Crayon

Your world is colored with happy, warm, fun colors.
You have a thoughtful and wise way about you. Some people might even consider you a genius.
Charming and eloquent, you are able to get people to do things your way.
While you seem spontaneous and free wheeling, you are calculating to the extreme.

Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth.

Monday, August 27, 2007

In which we have cake. (and photos)

The new keyboard metronome has karaoke! Rock on!

Bright and early Sunday morning. There was some of this...

That went underneath this...

And there was some of this...

That went into this...

That went on like this...

Because this...

Turned 17! Now if only he would get off of F@ceB00k and enjoy the festivities.

I married his dad when he was four years old. I have had some tough times dealing with his mother (don't get me started) (seriously), but I only have to deal with her for one more year. But, you know what? I wouldn't trade these past 13 years.

Happy Birthday Shorty! I love you.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday's Feast

{Featured Flickr Feast by Oh! It’s Max!}


Say there’s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version?

David Duchovny. My life isn't that interesting so I would be having impure thoughts about him every time he said my name.


Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)

CASHEW - Can all sailboats have easterly winds?


If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?

1960s. I would like to see when my mom and dad met and what it was like for them while he was in the Navy. (Plus, they wore funny clothes.)

Main Course

Name a song that brings back memories for you.

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Always Something There To Remind Me


Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?

Hot. Especially when I am cold. I will run a sink of water as hot as I can stand it and soak my hands in it.

Photo Hunt

Theme = Happy

I'm thinking of entering this in the county fair. What do you think?

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Go enter this contest!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Photo Hunt

I'm slow. I took the photo on Saturday, but am just now posting it.

The theme? TWO


Monday, August 20, 2007

A Buck Seventy-Five

The Boy had a tooth pulled today. A tooth. Pulled. From his head.

It is my fault. I have horrible teeth and have passed that wonderful trait on to him. He had some work done on that tooth, a lower molar, and its roots a few months ago. The day we were leaving to go up to Iowa to close on our house he told me it was hurting. I took a peek and the dang thing was gray. Not good. The dentist (lurve him) squeezed him in and said the tooth wasn’t looking good and put him on antibiotics to see if the infection would clear up. Fast forward one month later. “Mom, my tooth is hurting again.” Off we go again with the knowledge that the tooth may get pulled. The Boy was very, very nervous about the prospect of it getting pulled. I kept reassuring him that it was no big deal and I have had teeth pulled and lived to tell the tale.

So this afternoon I’m chatting with the dentist about this and that and what-have-you when he reached over and grabbed the pliers (Or whatever the technical term is, but between you and me? Pliers.). WHOA NELLIE! LOOK AT THAT FLOORING! TERRAZZO? TRAVERTINE? PEEL AND STICK? I couldn’t look.

When The Boy was one year old and had to get stitches in his eyelid? “I’ll be in the waiting room. Call me when you are done.” When he got his foot stuck in his battery operated jeep-type thing and HIS FOOT turned around TOTALLY BACKWARD? Well, since I was the only one here, I dealt with it, but real woozy like.

So he is down one tooth (a very grey tooth with some n.a.s.t.y. roots still attached to it), but got a cool little container to keep it in. He wants to wait until he is eight to put it under his pillow so he will get one more quarter. I want him to throw his tooth on the roof, but I don’t think he will go for it.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday's Feast

Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?

I try to wash when I feel there is enough clothes to make a full load. I separate into five piles - whites, lights, darks, jeans, and towels. My friend, L, does all of her wash on Saturdays, but I would rather space it out in the weekdays than spend a chunk of time doing it on the weekend. I want need two dryers. That would make me very, very happy!

In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?

I don't think of people in numbers. The Commander is twelve years older than me, but I don't think of him like that. Age doesn't really bother me. I will be 40 next year, but I don't feel like it. I guess when I hit 65 or so I might consider myself "getting old".

What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?

I always have to come up with goals at work and it is hard for me to do. I guess I don't really have goals for my personal life. I like how things are and I don't really need much (except for two dryers!). I just do what I need to do. I guess my short and long term goal is, "Don't mess up."

Main Course
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.

The Minnesota Bridge collapse. That is just terrible.


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?

8? My lower back is killing me and I have had to sit around with my hot Corn Cozy tucked in between me and my slightly uncomfortable desk chair. Other than that? I'm seven kinds of juicy like a slice of cantaloupe.

It's my life

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Friends and family need to step it up!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

2nd Grader

Wow. I am the proud owner of a 2nd Grader.

I love you big guy. Bunches and bunches.

Have a great first day.

(If you look closely in our garage, you see the back side of two motorcycles. What you can't see is the back side of three (3!) more motorcycles.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Months ago, Sleeping Mommy tagged me for the “8 Things” Meme. She even said please. I piddle-farted around and finally wrote out eight things while I was sitting in an unbelievably boring lecture. And now? I can’t find the paper I wrote them out on. So I guess I’ll try again.

1) I have a 20 year old tattoo of a purple long stemmed rose. (You guess where.)

2) I had a tummy tuck in July of 2004. Not to get rid of the fat (although there was quite a bit), but to get rid of the “apron” that hung down over my underbritches. I have before and after photos if you wanna see.

3) I love to read. Magazines, newspapers, novels, the back of cereal boxes, etc. Anywhere. Anytime.

4) I don’t like seafood. I’ve tried it (fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, shrimp casserole, shrimp cocktail, lobster fondue, crab cakes, you name it), but I can’t stand it. I tell people I am allergic so they don’t give me grief about it.

5) My pretend celebrity boyfriends are – The Rock, Mike Rowe, and David Duchovny (he used to be first until he got married ON MY BIRTHDAY!). I’m considering adding Judd Apatow.

6) My favorite movie is Return to Me.

7) I’m a huge fan of the theater (theatre).

8) (I’ll put my quirk here) I can not stand having my sheets messed up on my bed while I am in it. I have been known to make the Commander get up out of bed so we can straighten the sheets. Especially the fitted sheet. It drives me up the proverbial wall!


And since almost everyone in the whole entire webiverse has done this thing, you there, in the cave, you are tagged.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Scritch Scritch Scritch

I'm back from the lake. Did you miss me? The mosquitoes certainly didn't.

Here are some good looking guys to tide you over until I think of something entertaining to write for you.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Seriously, why don't you love me?

Monday, August 06, 2007

He made me do it

The Commander just called and said, "Go online and buy this!"

So I did.

Power to the Puppies!


Last week I bought this.

Power to the Pork!

(I threw some on some popcorn last night and it wasn't bad. I'm waiting to put it on green beans and mashed potatoes.)


I Double Purple Puffy Hearts the interwebs.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Insert clever title here

I have been feeling unwell for most of the week and finally (finally!) feel like staying upright today.

I have been having a hard time posting anything because I haven't had anything exciting to post about.

But today? Today I can brag.

The Boy got his first trophy this week.

We went to the Bow Wow Bowl Off Tuesday night. It is a fund raiser for the Humane Society here in town. This is the 5th year for it and the 1st year we have participated. The Boy ended up winning a trophy for the highest game in the kids' division! Woo and then Hoo!


I went to a local music store last weekend to buy a metronome for piano lessons. The one I picked out was attached to this. So I ended up paying a little more than I wanted to for the metronome, but I got a really cool keyboard to go with it. And, this savvy shopper got the guy to throw in a stand for it.


Lawn mowing this weekend! I'm so excited!


Oh, and by the way

It may be sooner.


Guess how many times I had to backspace and retype words in this post?