Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day! This is a picture of my dad's dad and my mom's dad when they were serving our country! Felix left the service after World War II for a civilian life, and Don re-enlisted in the Air Force and didn't retire until 1971.

May 29, 2011

Like we needed the calories!! . . . but they were OH so cute, and perfect for Memorial Day weekend . . . I just HAD to make them. Now, if I could just freeze half of them and not eat them ALL this weekend!! Nahhhhhhhh! haha

May 28, 2011

Here's the latest video game. Was waiting a couple of weeks to buy used at a MUCH cheaper price, and got it Friday. Robert and I have to both play though . . . he has to get me thru the shooting scenes, and I have to get him thru the investigation scenes.

Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011

It's POOL TIME! Hey, man . . . don't judge . . . I'm on a budget! :) It was only $25 and it's PERFECT! Big enough for my floatie and for Robert to sit in the corner (if he even wants in? he didn't get in last year's pool much). We still have the stairs for last years pool, haven't knocked them down . . . just in case we wanna high dive! :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 24, 2011

This Casey Anthony trial is SO interesting to me. Today was the opening arguments, and the defense dropped a bombshell by saying that Casey was molested as a child, and that Caylee drowned in the family pool . . . Can't WAIT to see this unfold!

[No picture for the next 2 days . . . personal journaling in my scrapbook]

May 23, 2011

Tornado season seems SO bad this year! I don't remember this many, with this many deaths, and the complete devastation that this year's tornado's are causing! This is a picture from the Joplin, MO tornado on Sunday.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweetie! Hope you enjoyed your relaxing day! I love you!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 21, 2011

Robert took me to get my library card today. Haven't been in YEARS! They have lots of books online, but I needed a library card to be able to access them. Even borrowed a couple of audio books to check out. Need some suggestions on what to get next . . . .

May 20, 2011

Chili cracks me up . . . he was camping out in this chair like he was a couch potato! I can't IMAGINE where he gets it from??

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

Are kids the only voters on American Idol anymore? Haley should have TOTALLY won this year. Hopefully she'll be as successful as Chris Daughtry . . . I think they are both SO great! I just went and bought 4 of her songs on Itunes!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Today was the last day of my first session of Weight Watchers at work. It started January 22nd, and I started online at home on January 1st. I weigh in at home on Saturday mornings, and at work on Wednesday's at lunch. I'm hoping that we have enough people to start another session at work, because I need the motivation. I still have a ways to go . . . . I've lost 9.4 lbs @ work and 14.4 lbs @ home.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011

I'm not much of a basketball fan . . . but even I am watching this series. I hope Mark Cuban's team can finally go all the way. Mom used to work for Mark Cuban, so I can almost pretend like I know him! hehe

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

My beans are going gang busters! These started from SEEDS! Everything else is kinda . . . ehhhh??

May 15, 2011

OK, Yes . . . I am a reality show addict . . . and Boston Rob FINALLY winning Survivor after playing it 4 times is like the "pinnacle" of reality TV. You think Robert will move to Utah, and let me have another husband? You think it would be confusing to be married to Robert and Rob??

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 14, 2011

I'm so sick of Lifetime TV! I've been in bed since Thursday after work, first with what I thought were just allergies, and then with a 103 degree fever. The bird feeder outside is like a little birdie buffet providing my only other entertainment.

May 13, 2011

75,000 miles on my car already. I haven't even had it 5 years yet. I need new tires soon, but other than that every thing else seems good so far (knocking on wood!)

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 12, 2011

This was in the back parking lot at work today. I don't think it's a "full car" though . . . it looks like a mock up for pictures or something, but we haven't gotten any emails on why it's there?

May 11, 2011

This was the radar right before my commute home! Yuck! It actually looks a lot worse than it was. It was really dark though.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011

My parents got the shop all done!! Yesterday they painted the walls…..Dad did the cutting in and Mom did the rolling. Then they started moving things back on all the shelves. Today they moved the motor home out and vacuumed and cleaned all the saw dust everywhere. It looks great! I know y'all are thrilled to have it finished!

Monday, May 09, 2011

May 9, 2011

Chili LOVES his baths! He just jumps right in the tub like he's been waitin for you to ask him to. He was needin' one pretty bad too . . . he's been scratchin' like crazy.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love you bunches!! I'm guessing this picture is from Christmas 1973 . . . any idea? You probably remember this better than I do! :)

Saturday, May 07, 2011

May 7, 2011

It was MY idea to go to the outdoor flea market while we waited on my car at the shop . . . and it was ME that found this fishing boat for $150. He's been wanting one JUST like this since I met him, so I'm glad he finally got it. Now we just need a motor, a battery, an oar, some more fishing gear, prolly a new pole, and . . . . ;-)

[May 6, 2011 - no picture, including Cecilia's graduation announcement in my scrapbook on that day]

Thursday, May 05, 2011

May 5, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I had a margarita on the rocks and diet nachos (fat free cheese, baked chips, grilled chicken, black beans, corn and salsa) . . . yum yummmmm!!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

May 4, 2011

Got our new mattress topper today. It's 3 inches of memory foam, on top of a 12 inch mattress . . . and now 31 inches off the ground! We really have to "climb" into bed now . . . hope my sheets fit?!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

May 3, 2011

Robert and Chili kept me entertained on the deck while I ate dinner tonight. They were calling the crow back that had SWOOPED next to the owl decoy by the shed. I might have to get a scarecrow with all of that corn spoutin' up!

Monday, May 02, 2011

May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is DEAD! The President had a late night announcement last night. This picture was released today of all of the members of the national security team in the Situation Room of the White House yesterday afternoon, watching the live feed of the mission to take Osama dead or alive in Pakistan.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

May 1, 2011

I can't believe that after all the controversy about Obama's birth certificate, when the White House finally produced a copy it is OVERLY fraudulent! Is it really possible that the White House would be so foolish as to release a forgery, produced using Adobe Photoshop?? These two images show all the changes made to the "original" document.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30, 2011

How's this for a Glamour Shot? I have a staph infection AGAIN . . . for like the 4th time in 2 years. On antibiotics, and while they "war" with the infection, I feel like dog crap. Taking pain pills because it hurts like hell, and this is where I've spent the last 24 hours . . . in bed.

April 29, 2011

Woke up at 3:45 am . . . got my coffee AND my diet coke. Already had one tear in my eye when Prince William and Harry showed up in the same church that their mom's funeral was. :( It was a perfectly romantic wedding!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

It's working! My food is starting to sprout! Even the corn, which I didn't think would because it doesn't get much sun. I saw ONE little carrot spout, and no peppers sprouting from the seeds . . . but the pepper plants that I have are growing like crazy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

Well, my knock-out rose got knocked out today . . . TWICE! I was about to leave this morning, and I saw Chili out the living room window IN MY GARDEN!! I caught him in the act! He got a spanking, and I quickly tried to save the plant before I left for work. I guess he didn't think my replanting was adequate, because it was back out when I got home! SIGH! I hope it lives (I mean the rose, not Chili . . . I guess I'll let Chili live! hehe) ;-)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Check out the sky's heading south on my way home from work today. Tornado's were popping up all over to the southeast all afternoon. Luckily, I saw just a few drops of rain.

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

It was time today to get off my LAZY ASS and start working out again. Since I bought my HRM, I haven't used it ONCE . . . until this morning. Started with this DVD that I got a week ago at Half Price Books for $6. Did 2 miles today. Gotta work my way back to the tougher DVD's next week.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011

Robert is "no carb'ing it" . . . so he decided he wanted to cook a brisket today. It didn't turn out too well, it was kinda dry and tough, but I cooked a pork loin as a back up. I made corn casserole, baked beans and corn bread to go with it. I'm stuffed!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 23, 2011

Part 3 . . . all planted. All the plants, all the seeds . . . all done! Even mowed and trimmed the hedges. Watered . . . now just waiting on the sun. Hope some of it grows, don't expect it all to live . . . it is my "test garden". Hopefully it won't get eaten . . SOMETHING dug around in it last night!

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

After doing part 2 of this project, I realized today is Earth Day! Perfect timing. :) So today, I laid out 50 feet of soaker hose and hooked it to a timer, then laid 7 bags of soil on top, then planned out the plants and seeds I'll plant tomorrow. Have tomatoes in the pot (that's also hooked up to the soaker! woohoo) . . . then a knock out rose, black berry bush, and raspberry bush. Those are lettuce seeds in front that I'll plant (yes, I know they need to come out of the packets, just planning! LOL) . . . then strawberries, peppers, mint, carrot seeds, lavender, lilac, beans, rosemary, oregano, and corn seeds at the end. I bought all these seeds last week, and figured I might as well plant them in my "test garden" and see how they do! Cost me an even $200 for all the tools, dirt, hose, plants and seeds.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011

Hope my landlord doesn't get mad . . . but I just chopped down all his hedges by the deck! They were blocking my view of the backyard, and it REALLY needed to be redone. They were UGLY! Gonna go get a soaker hose, a timer, and a bunch of bags of top soil tomorrow. If the weather cooperates this weekend, I'll plant me a garden all along the house.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011

[no picture today, putting benefit enrollment form in scrapbook]
Had to meet with the Cigna benefit coordinator today. Our health benefit year runs from July to June, so it's time for change . . . and it's not good. :( We can keep the "traditional" plan with the co-pay and pay twice as much as last year, or go to the "choice" plan and not have a co-pay. Had planned to play the odds and go with the choice plan, but after Evan's accident decided to play it safe.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011

Wow! Long day! Left work at 1, kissed Evan hello at 2, he went into surgery around 3, finished around 7, and got to see him after 8. This was Dr. Patel in the waiting room telling us how the surgery went . . . lots of anxious family listening!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

I don't know if it's sympathy pain, or stress, or something I did . . . but MY back is messed up now! Not nearly as bad as Evan's (left arrow in picture), and I don't think mine is really my back. I went to the chiropractor today after the last 24 hours in MAJOR pain, and he said I "slipped a rib" (right arrow above). It killed me to breath! I'm hoping after my adjustment, some rest, and some advil I'll be feeling as good as Evan with that morphine drip! LOL

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17, 2011

Evan's had his first surgery today. The doc removed all the damaged bone fragments, and has to go in from the front tomorrow or Tuesday to put in his "robo" parts. I went to see him this afternoon, and he was HIGH as a kite! LOL Probably won't even remember I was there, but I have photo proof! ;-) Also took a TON of food for the family, since they've been up there since Friday. Too bad Evan can't eat any - hopefully after his next surgery . . . he'll be up there for a week. :(

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

What a scary night!! My mom called me crying at about 10pm last night, and I was so worried . . . my first thought was that their was a forest fire out there, because there have been so many around here. But it was Evan (my nephew). Someone posted this picture to his facebook account right after my mom called me. He was riding his dirt bike, and did a jump and landed bad. They took him to the hospital, he had an MRI late last night, and found out he broke his back (L3). He's moving his arms and legs, and is in ICU. I guess they will do surgery today?

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011

Robert took the day off, so Chili got to help him in the backyard. Our fence got blown over by the storms, so he had to fix that, and Robert is prep'ing the yard for my "white trash" pool! woohoooo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011

I had to get gas this morning, and this is the CHEAP place to get gas. SIGH!! Cost me almost 60 bucks! And have to fill up atleast once a week. That's over $3,000 a year just to go to work. :(

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011

Got my new HRM (heart rate monitor) in the mail today. It came so fast. I just ordered it Sunday night. I spent a LOT of time researching which one I should get, so I'm really happy with it already . . . just hope it motivates me to use it in the morning!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2011

Forgot to take a picture today . . . and Robert grilled steaks, and they were SOOOO good, so I shoulda taken a picture of that, but I forgot. This pic is from Saturday, and thought it would look cute next to yesterday's picture!

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

I'm not having a good day, so I "stole" a picture that my mom took of my dad and Luke. I needed something to make me smile today . . .

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10, 2011

Got that sign with hooks on the right yesterday. I was out shopping, just wasting time at Hobby Lobby, and saw it for 10 bucks and HAD to have it for Robert and Chili's "Man Cave".

Saturday, April 09, 2011

April 9, 2011

Check out the fish Heather (my stepson's girlfriend) caught! I wasn't there to witness it (Chili and I were fixin' dinner) . . .but I'm told it was a joint effort. I ain't buyin' in! GIRL POWER! ;-)

Friday, April 08, 2011

April 8, 2011

This whole thing just makes me SOOoooo angry! ALL of these politicians need to be fired! Get rid of them ALL, and revamp the whole system. It's BROKE . . . and so is this country!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

April 7, 2011

I'm not much of a gamer, but every once an awhile a game peaks my interest. This one did when it came out, but since I get 25% off of used games, I knew I needed to wait awhile. New this game cost about $60 . . . I got this on sale today for $14.90 (tax included!). Of course, I was killed about 30 minutes in . . like normal! :)