Wednesday, January 21, 2009


1) My mom heard about someone in town here that has a teacup poodle, possible free to the right home. I know this person, and I’m thinking I’m probably the right home. (That’s what she hinted to my mom anyway) AND I’ve kinda always thought that it would be cool to have this tiny little poodle with my big poodle. It’s 6 weeks olds, male, black. I want to name it Sal. So along with my Tate we could have some Tator Salad. I thought that was funny, my mom laughed. Hubby doesn’t quite see it my way and I am pretty sure that I WON”T be getting the teacup.

2) I broke my spending record at Wally’ World this past weekend. We were OUT of EVERYTHING. $320.23. I think that’s the most I have ever spent on groceries. And I keep coming up with things I forgot.

3) I got 2 new pair of shoes on clearance. Both purple!

4) I had to have yet another sex education discussion with my Sunday school class – as to why Mary is referred to as the “Virgin” Mary.

5) We have not seen Boo’s dance bag since before Christmas. But I have now cleaned every closet and a good portion of the basement looking for it and it’s looking like I’m going to be replacing 3 pairs of freek’n dance shoes!

6) Had Monday off for the MLK holiday. One word – AWESOME! I cooked, cleaned, did laundry, picked up kids – wait, did I say Awesome?...... I did take time to watch the movie “House Bunny” and it was kinda cute.

7) Our pastor’s daughter is staying with us for a couple of nights. She is one of Tink’s friends. But Tink had a busy night (working the concession stand & dance practice) & wasn’t home much of it, plus Tink had dance at 6:45 this morning. PD is a sweet girl, it’s just a little awkward having an extra kid around that you’re not use to.

8) Tomorrow is Boo’s 11th Birthday. I have to frost a cake tonight. Wish me luck~ She wants to have one of those mystery birthday party things, but all I found on the internet was downloadable for $30 and I don’t want to pay $30. So I don’t know what we are going to do.

Okay that’s it, enough random for now.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Look what I got!

Look what I got in the mail on Saturday!! I was SO excited! Jordan from Lucky Wife had a little contest on her site one day (not this site, but her old spaces site). She had a picture of her family from Christmas and was wondering who could figure out what was "off" in the picture.

Although I didn't quite figure out what was not quite right, I guessed enough, she must have felt sorry for me, cuz I won the apron! It really was a trick question though. All I saw was a smiling happy looking family with great food in front of them in matching serving bowls (I know matching!) I did ask what was in the blue roaster, I thought it looked like turkey, since I thought it was the legs sticking up. And she confirmed that yes that was the Turkey. I was SO close to the answer because that is what was not right - that she had put the turkey in upside down. Who knew you could cook it upside down.

So Thanks Jordan! I LOVE THE APRON!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Home Repairs II

It's been a busy weekend. I traded shifts at the hospital this weekend and worked the day shift instead of the evening shift so I could be off to watch Tink dance at the basketball game. I think I like days. It was busier, more things to do, more people, more phone calls. We traded shifts for all of January & February. So we'll see how it works out. Saturday I was up at 5:45 am and pretty much didn't stop til 10:30 pm, tonight I'm looking to go to bed early!

I used my camera to video Tink & the dance team Saturday night doing their dance, but i've never downloaded/uploaded (whatever) a video before, so I don't know if it will show up here or not. Tink was trying to upload (whatever) it to her facebook, but it said it was going to take like 4 hours! She keeps watching it over & over. I think she's going to wear out my camera. LOL!

My favorite movie is on! Can you tell what it is?

The sheet rock layer did come on Saturday, pissed me off in the process,(but that's another story) and got the 1 sheet of sheet rock hung, but no mudding. I know......... baby steps

(yikes, there's my reflection - ug, not a good pic)

And, he did go hunting on Sunday
(which is YET another story)

Friday, January 9, 2009

home repairs

The electrician came last Sunday
and put in some outlets and light switches
around the new sliding glass door that got installed, about 3 or 4 months ago

I'm hoping the contractor will put up the sheet rock this weekend,
but i'm hearing noises of him wanting to go hunting.
So I don't have my hopes up
(and in case you are wondering, i'm talking about my hubby)

PS. Jean - that worked -- Thanks!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I admit I am illiterate with electronic stuff. And i'm starting to get frustrated when I can't figure something out. Which is why most of the time I don't try. When I see the instructions, my eyes kinda glaze over and roll into the back of my head, and then my head starts to spin and I put the instructions down and walk away. That's my approach so far. BUT

I do have a question i'm going to ask to see if any of you have any suggestions

When I set up this Blogger account I initialy used my theotherblonde hotmail e-mail account. And that is currently where all of the responses to my posts go. I want to change that so it's all through my real name e-mail. I just want to deal with one e-mail address. But I can't find a place to edit that.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Years

New Year's Eve, we went to Kearney, to eat with some friends. My first mistake was asking Tink if she wanted to come along. Boo went to a friends for a sleepover. I thought my friend was bringing her son too, but evidently he changed his mind. So we picked this bar/restaurant, locally owned, so that put us at 5. which is, of course, more than 4 and less than 6 and evidently the hostess had her head straight up her arse and couldn't figure out how to seat 5 and then ended up putting us in a booth that seats 4. And needless to say when we tried to fix the situation by adding an additional chair, we became a fire hazard and that was NOT allowed. And that's all I'm saying except that I probably will not be going back there to eat any time soon.

Then we talked about a movie, but the couple we were with were going to meet up with their kids to play miniature golf and expected us to go with them. IT was all right, not the funnest ever, but okay. Then we came home. I had a very difficult time keeping my eyes open on the ride home and when we got home and I hit the couch that was pretty much it. Tink says she said it was midnight, but I was too comatose to hear, next thing I know its 12:30 and hubby says i'm going to bed. To which I got up and went to bed.

New Year's day, hubby made brunch - omelette's & toast- and we went for a walk.

My New Year's, oh I don't want to actually call it a resolution, but that's probably what it is, is to get to exercising more regularly. So hubby, Tate & I went for a walk. By the time we got home again it was time for the Gator Bowl - Nebraska 26 Clemson 21! Go Big Red!! I didn't really watch much. I'm kinda superstitious. I think, they don't play as well when I'm watching, they do better if I don't pay much attention. Which is what I did, mostly. I did some laundry-folding included-, took down the Christmas tree, and paraphernalia and put back up some snowman crap. That was pretty much my day. But it was nice just being home and putting around as I pleased.

Today my car went into the shop. The "low oil" light has come on a couple of time and we've had to , duh, add oil. And guess what. It's going to cost around $1,200 to fix - which is about the cars total worth. So I don't know what we are going to do. Plus the compresser on the heat pump is making a funny noise and they are coming on Monday to look at that and that may very well make the decision for us.

And there is one more thing i'm kinda bumming about, but it's difficult to explain, so just send me some cheer if you got a little extra!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!