Friday, February 29, 2008

Wet Oatmeal Kisses

Wet Oatmeal Kisses

The baby is teething;The children are crying.Your husband just called and said "Eat dinner without me.

"One of these days you'll explode and shout to the kids,"Why don't you grow up and act your age?"And they will.

Or "You guys get outside and find yourself something to do,"and "don't slam the door!"And they don't.

You'll straighten their bedrooms all neat and tidy;toys displayed on the shelf;Hangers in the closet; animals caged.You'll yell, "Now I want it to stay this way."And it will.

You'll yell, "I want complete privacy on the phone — no screaming! Do you hear me?"And no one will answer.

No more plastic tablecloths with stains of spaghetti.No more dandelion bouquets.No more iron-on patches.No more wet knotted shoelaces,muddy boots, or rubberbands for ponytails.

Imagine a lipstick with a point!

No babysitter for New Year's Eve.

Washing clothes only once a week.

No PTA meetings or silly school plays where your child is a tree.

No car pools, blaring stereos, or forgotten lunch money.

No more Christmas presents made of library paste and toothpicks.

No wet oatmeal kisses.

No more tooth fairy.

No more giggles in the dark, scraped knees to kiss or sticky fingers to wash.

Only a voice asking — "Why don't you grow up?"

And a silent echo — "I did."

— Author Unknown
This broke my heart...My wish, for all young mothers out there, is to Really read this poem with... their hearts. That would make me...happy.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Everyone's Changing!

My goodness...almost everyone (blog buddies) either is, or is thinking about changing the "face" of their Daughter, included! She was All over her computer last night trying to "find her new look". It Is a daunting task. She changed "faces" once yesterday, and it was "bye bye" to her blog roll! Thank goodness she had most of us saved elsewhere on her laptop! And the availability of really beautiful templates is not good. There Are some, but not the Right one. If you're female, you want beauty with You really can't leave those kinds of things to a stranger. Mr. Pyzam has no idea who I am or what I'm like. Mr. Blogger knows my "likes" even less. I suppose if you want the Right one, the One that says.."That's Me", you'll need to design your own. I'm thinking about doing it. Designing my own. Next and where to start the hunt for the right tools or designers? Perplexing, at this point. I suppose a little Research is called for. So, how about you? Is Spring calling your name for change? I think I'll get busy on that research...and y'all have a fun and happy night!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday?

Ok, this is my first "Wordless Wednesday"...I don't know the rules...LOL...Absolutely Nothing happening here today! It Was warmer here (mid 60's) and that's nice.
Now, is one of the rules about "wordless Wednesdays" talking?? LOL...Alright, talk at y'all tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kirk? Indy? Where Are You?

If you want to play these trailers, go to the bottom of my blog page and shut the music off!

My Two Most Favorite movies will soon be out!! I can't wait! I saw the first Indy movie, I believe in 1981. Some of you wern't even born yet!LOL...And Star Trek? Started in the late 60's...With Captain Kirk!! It's been a long road for both of these giants and I wish I had a penny for every dollar they've made...geez!
Well, the temp dropped to the 50's again today...yesterday it was 85!!!! Come on Spring!lol...I was waiting for William to get off the bus today when I looked up at our Silver Maple tree and saw BUDS!!! NO!!! If we freeze again, they'll drop off. Oh well, Mother Nature knows when she set her alarm to go off, not me. I'll just watch with wonder, while it all unfolds.
Well, I guess I'll go find out why it's So quiet in the rest of the I in a time warp?? Kirk and Spock have arrived for dinner??LOL...Riiiiggghhhtttt. And I'm Angelina Jolie. 'Night Friends.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Remind you of Spring?

Well, it was a slow start this morning here at work, but now the phones are popping. I have my two "employees"...LOL...(Crystal and Christi)...slaving up front while I HAVE to keep William entertained...WHAT??!!! Yes I do to!!!lolol...So I guess I'll pull myself away from the TV..(oops)..I mean, work, and get to the bank. Y'all have a fun and happy day...and just think about Spring coming our way!
I changed my original post because it was causing more problems then it was worth! I had downloaded one of those "revolving picture thingies" and it Did look pretty but it interferes with the comment section...I think it does....anyway, it's gone and in its place if a beautiful picture of Spring, instead. SO, since nothing much happened between this morning and this afternoon, I'll bid you goodnight! Stay warm and dry tomorrow!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ahhhh....Sunday...Peace..and A Little Older

It is really amazing how fast a fun weekend can pass. Already, we are looking at another Monday. Ken (office manager) had to leave, to go to his Uncles funeral, in Illinois. He won't be back until Wednesday so, the Girls (Me, Crystal and Christi) will be running the show. Hubby is usually running around doing estimates so we won't be looking for a lot of help from him. That's alright though...woman conquers much!!!LOL

Well, Samantha ended her birthday weekend on a happy note. Smiling but a bit sleepy and a good time was had by all. Thank goodness.

Hubby and I were up early (why IS that?? SO annoying) and he prepared a wonderful little breakfast of scrambled eggs with cheese, potato with onions and sausage. A great cuppa coffee to help things along and we were content. Now that it's mid afternoon, I've cleaned a bit, visited my blog buddies and now am watching The Mummy...I know, but I love it. Great background noise.

Guess I'll get busy and get this posted. Here's hoping you all have a happy evening and a wonderful Monday.

While You Wait...Try Cleaning Your Monitor!

Found this over at Dabrahs blog...Too cute!! I'll be back later for my daily post. Have fun.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

So...You've Just Experienced a Happy 13 Party!

This is Crystal at 7:00am....The kids (5 screaming girls and one Very happy little boy) were UP until 4:00am this morning!!!LOL...Poor Crystal...her's pooped!!! The last thing I remember was a bathroom door slamming. Hubby said there was screaming at around 4:00am, but then, all was quiet....Hummmmm....They had been telling each other ghost stories!LOL...I imagine there Was screaming!! Oh Well, you'll have to go to Crystal's blog for the full story and pictures(she's working on it as I type this). The only one I managed to get was poor Mother this morning. Bless her little heart! She worked hard to make a sweet memory for Samantha. She did it in spades. Hubby and I are proud of her...and love her very much.....(can I go to bed now?)LOL....Night y'all.

Friday, February 22, 2008

One More Day of Being Twelve

Is it Friday yet??? I really think I'm ready for a nice...quiet...weekend? Well, tonight might be noisy, but no matter. I'm ready for 'em...Crystal is taking them out to eat dinner at a place called The Ice House. They should like that, then, it's over to the Marble Slab Ice Cream Parlor. Sami said that's what she wanted to do, so that's what they'll do. I know they'll have fun. I got her (and friends) a huge strawberry cheesecake, snacks and....some...playdoe. YES...playdoe. You know, that clay stuff you can play with! Twelve year olds still play with that stuff, don't they?? Calling Young Mothers!!! Do They??....Oh well, guess what. Tonight, they will play with playdoe! LOL.....Poor William...(Sami's little brother)...he'll be in Heaven! LOL...Hummmm....Our Baby's not a Baby anymore....Am I Happy?....(You know what? If you Really stop and think about it? It's really sad!....OK...Enough of this! I will NOT go there! LOL......Later everybody!
I'll get pictures, of Something and post tonight or tomorrow. Y'all have a wonderful evening!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ghost of a Birthday?

Well, hope lots of you got to see the lunar eclipse last night. There won't be another one until 2010. We didn't see it from here because of cloud cover. That seems to be my luck lately!LOL...Anyway, I heard on the news (why are famous people's birthdays always News??) Jennifer Love Hewitt is 29 today. I find that noteworthy because I Love The Ghost Whisperer on Friday nights. James Van Praagh is the consulting psychic for the show and he's truly remarkable. It just makes me Happy.
Well, I'm "girding my loins"....WHAT?!! Yes! Must gird up Something when you know you will have Five Crazy Pre-teens running around the house!LOL...Saturday is Samantha's THIRTEENTH Birthday....(feeling faint)...Where did ALL the time go?? So, on Friday, she's having a sleep over. Hubby and I will find somewhere dark and quiet to hide out in. If you have not heard from me by Monday, call out the Dogs!LOL...The black and white picture is proud Hubby (Gampa) with Sami (8) and Will (5). Love 'em while you can.......
Y'all have a fun day today and try to stay Dry, Warm, Cool...which ever makes You happy!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Puff The Magic BluRay!

This is my face on a .."root canal". LOL

Geez...What a day I'm having. Had to take back the first BluRay player to Best Buy. It skipped, or would Not play regular DVD's. Best Buy was great about it though. If you return stuff within fourteen days of purchase, no questions asked policy kicks in. Wonderful. We'd only had it for nine days so, I lucked out. The downside was that they didn't have any new ones in stock. They can't keep them. The lady said as soon as a truck comes in...they're sold out. So...I tell Hubby what the lady at Best Buy said and he said to me..."There's one left at Circuit City for only $399.00"!!!!!!...."And you know this...How"???..."I was Just there"....he says to me (sheepishly). By this time, my leg is killing me, my face is starting to balloon out, but what does his faithful wife do?? The wife who Loves Him...dearly?? Out I go...Circuit City does indeed have one. Let's try $599.00. By this point, I don't care. Wrap it up kids, Mama's outta here! So hopefully, this takes care of the TV problems. I sure do hope so. I'm pooped. Well, y'all have a wonderful night and don't forget to go outside to see the moon eclipse...we've got clouds and won't be able to. Have fun!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cranky Blogger & A Root Canal

I swear! Yesterday was Awful! Yes...It's ME saying something was awful! LOL...BLOGGER...did not make me Happy. I don't know if it was the storms that swept through the country or what! Couldn't get to my site...couldn't comment; everytime I tried to leave an answering comment, the comment screen would pop up and tell me I was a Virus, and it would not let me leave a basically, Go Away! Welllllllll. Nobody calls Me a virus and gets away with it!!lolol. I ran every kind of internet update I could find. I did find two that had not been loaded. Then, I ran all my virus scans, registry scans...etc. After I downloaded them, I could get back into my site, And leave comments. But by that time, we had to leave for a funeral and it was too late to post. Now you're asking, "Why didn't I post last night"??...I was enticed...YES...lured away from my laptop...a movie...Sweet Home Alabama....I've seen it twenty times. Hubby absolutely Demanded I watch with him. Oh well...I'm easy.
This morning I get to have a root canal! I'm So excited! I'm watching the clock...9:00am exactly!....can't wait....It makes me Happy to get root canals...LOL..........geezzzzzzzz
See y'all later...Have a rootcanaless day!!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday Steak and "Hamature" Pictures

I must say its been an uneventful weekend. We've all done absolutely...nothing! Blogged, cooked...Ahh...I meant, Hubby cooked!LOL....Come on Guys! I cook Wednesdays and Fridays and Crystal cooks on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays! Naturally, on the weekends, it's Hubby's turn!!....well, it is! lolol.....but he never takes pictures of what I cook....hummmm. Might be a message in that?! Oh well, no matter. I take pictures of his dinners...have to keep the Main cook happy!
I also am practicing again with my CanonEOS....HOLD IT!! Don't be reaching for that mouse button...That's why I load all pictures up above my post; so you can't run!! LOL I do think I'm getting the hang of the close up features on the camera. The pictures are a little more clear! lol
Oh well, some day you'll all be So surprised...I'll take a picture of a flower and you'll know what it really is!! lol
Well, guess I'll get back to my "do nothing" day. Mondays come around way too soon. You all have a wonderful evening or morning, which ever comes first and I'll talk to you tomorrow.

Useless Info: The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cold and Wet with More Storms??

I know Spring is coming....I know Spring is coming...I know Spring is coming....It's wet and drizzley and cold. Yes, I'm whining. I can hear Phyllis and Joan...Jazzi and others right about now, " Oh good God Girl, pull your pannies up and shut up already"!!! LOL..(meekley)..okkaaaa.
We're Suppose to have a bad line of storms move through here around 5:00pm today, with possible hail and tornados. Here we go again.
Nothing else is really going on here. Hubby jumped in the truck to go get some fresh veggies for a good, hot stew. And Crystal is checking out the skies for more rain...Will is suppose to have baseball tryouts today. Tryouts are Still a "go" at this hour. They are suppose to start at .... Oops!! Hold up, they've just been cancelled!....Riiigghhttt!! (You men cover your eyes...Ladies..this baseball stuff is Run by men...get my drift)?? LOL...WHAT??!!!lolol
So, there's baby William...lounging...and who is that at the computer???LOL...Y'all have a happy and safe day today!!

Thank You Dabrah!

Blogging With Purpose Award Rules:
Awarded parties must nominate five people who have not received the award.The blogs that receive the award must serve some purpose. Awarded parties must post the award banner on their site. The banner must remain linked to the above linked site.
I was given this award by Dabrah at, Fickle Muse whose life, I've enjoyed reading about, on a daily basis. Her heart is as big as the countryside she lives in. Thank you SO much sweetheart.

I pass this award on to: All of my blogroll buddies. Everyone on my roll has a purpose in which they convey thoughts, projects, photography, art, cooking, daily financial planning and wonder. You all know me by now! This includes all you Men!!! AC, Evan, Dick, Gordon!!! LOL!!! And if you can't do all the linking, don't worry about it. Awards are just that...Awarded, from me to you.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Dinkey!!

A Sister Is.....

A sister is someone who leads you when you are having a problem.

A sister makes you laugh and cry.

A sister is someone who likes to fight with you.

A sister is the one who stands with you in all your ups and downs.

A sister makes you remember who you really are.

A sister sometimes makes you cry when they are very sad.

A sister is someone who is always there for you through all the laughter and tears.

A sister is real.

A sister never will pretend.

A sister is someone like you whom I treasure everyday in my heart.

Well Sister, this is for you. We've had some wonderful times, and some "sisterly" times...LOL..I wouldn't change a minute of any of it. You will always be beautiful..... I love you dearly................Happy Birthday!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day Everybody....Hope your day is everything you want it to be!! Much love from me to you!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thank You Jenn!!

Thank you so much Miss Jenn for this award. This is what she had to say about the award:
"Art Prize and Award"This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few, the people I will name today deserve this prize, as do the very long serious list of bloggers I also enjoy to read, but I will name the first 10 and will leave the rest of the work to all the bloggers that visit other's blogs and are nourished by them."++++++++The rules of passing on this award are as follows:- post award in your own blog: [Post who gave it to you]- indicate its origin and a link to the site: [Enjoying The Ride - Jenn - South Carolina ]- give it to 5 blogs that you enjoy. [That are creative and inspire you].
Now Donna Says:
Just Five Huh??? OH MAN!! You Know I have such trouble with this!! LOL.... Sally - Florida, Brenda - Arkansas, Nita - Illinois, Rosie- England, Nathalie - Missouri, Blondie- North Carolina
Pay it forward Ladies!! With much love to you...(Yes I did six!!!LOL..I can't help myself!!)(I DO NOT REPENT!!) LOL I'll do my regular post later on!! Have fun today!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rain, Dentist, Baby and Intuition

We started out the morning with rain...lots of rain. The temp had dropped to 46degrees. We do need the rain...I'm just not nuts with rain and cold mixed together. We did need it though, so I'll be nice. It did stop raining just in time for me to go to the dentist though...whoopie. No freezing ice to keep me from having to go, so I went. Got the pearls cleaned with the new ultrasonic thingy. I must say, it Did get me in and out much quicker...and it's painless. When I returned to the office, my big Baby Crystal was sitting at my desk scanning and downloading pictures for her Wordless Wednesday post...LOL....wordless and Crystal just do not go together!!! So you'll have to hop over there tomorrow to see what she post. I'm courious as well.

I've also been trying to "hone" my intuition more lately. Must be working. Last night, I saw this really "short film" of someone looking at me, reaching over to my secretary's office door, grabbing the handle and slamming her door shut...then they looked at me...smiled...and that was it! Well, I get to work this morning at the usual 6:30ish, when at 7:00 Crystal says, my secretary's on the phone...not coming in till after lunch.....Hummmmm.....Now the question!!! How often do things like this happen to you??? Do you ever get these "feelings" about things, or you just "know"? And YES, I expect answers to my questions....there will be a test later!!!LOL
Now that I've throughly yanked your cords...have a warm and happy night.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Roy Scheider & Blu Ray Blues

Well, we woke up this morning only to find another wonderful actor who has moved on to a better place. I will NEVER forget his preformances in JAWS, 2010, All That Jazz and Sea Quest. These are the main ones for me. I loved all of them. How about your favorites? Roy Scheider (1932-2008)
I also should have known better to buy a BluRay player for $359.00...out of the box...We were almost three quarters of the way through Elizabeth (1)(older disc), when something happened to the picture, and now it won't play Anything but BluRay disc....It's suppose to also play your regular DVD's with no problems! Hubby said he found a manuel on-line (it was an open box product so manuel) SO, tonight, we'll get busy trying to figure out what happened. (Hubby was holding the control at the time of the disruption)!! WHAT???!!..LOL...I Swear he was!!!LOL....Wudden ME!!!! So, until tomorrow, y'all have a warm, happy and fun day!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Nice Matters Award

I would like to thank Rosie, at Rosie Bakes a Peace of Cake, for this beautiful award!! She says I make her smile. It's wonderful to know people enjoy your way of saying things, or just the feeling you get when you "read" them. I Thank you Rosie for this award!! (Y'all need to go to her site and check out the Key Lime Pie recipe she has just done) I don't really know the rules to these things or adhere to them very well either! know me!! Know that I love each and every one of my blogroll friends....(no one's on my roll that I Don't care about)!! I would like to pass this award on to ALL of you!!! SO, please make a copy of it and put it on your blog. Pass it on to Your favorite sites!! And I want the "Men" on my blogroll to know they are included!!! I love ALL your sites...You know I always need my daily "fix"!!!LOL

Next, THANK YOU BABY for my Blogger Buddy Award!! Love That Picture!!LOL....We will Always be best buddies!!! I love you........

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Blu-Ray and Poirot

Well, today started off busy. Off Hubby and I, went to Sam's Club, to buy his late Christmas, early Valentine present. A flatscreen HDTV and a Blu-Ray DVD player. We got the TV at Sam's but they were out of the Blu-Rays so off we went to Best Buy. They only had the floor model in stock, so we grabbed it...quick! They are on back order by months, all over town! It is only eight months old, but $600.00 off!! Oh Yeah!! For those of you "out of country", in the US, people have to buy a digital TV by 2009. Analog TV's will no longer work on our airways. About all you'll be able to use them for (unless you have cable or satillite) will to be to play DVD's on. By 2012, I believe, even they won't work. Digital or nothing...Oh well. So took a few snaps of Best Buy, Hubby putting it all together (what a guy!) the finished result and last but not least, my Granbaby enjoying Hercule Poirot with me! We love to watch together...
Well, hope your day was fun and happy...and I'll talk at you tomorrow.
PS- I added a picture of the wall mount for the TV. If you already have a built in TV case, you can use any heavy duty mount to get around the problem of having a flat screen television added. The one we bought is a Cantilever LCD/Plasma Wall Mount. You can pull it out, left or right with ease.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Well, After All That....

After yesterday's adventure, today's post is probably going to be pretty boring!! I'm having the so called, "brain freeze" today! lol It's warm again today. Highs will be in the 70's. That'll give me a chance to get out in the yard and survey Winters damage so far. I also need to cut back on the rose bushes branches. Here in the south, February is the month to cut back branches. Roses really tend to come back pretty if you do it now.

What will we be doing this weekend? Well, as usual, Hubby will pick up the phone this evening, after 5:00pm to call the courthouse to find out if they will be needing him on Monday for Federal jury duty. He started having to call the first of January. You are on call for three months...hasn't had to serve yet. He'll finish this "calling", hopefully, the last weekend in March. THEN...we're Out of ...somewhere that involves the 5th Wheel!!! Anywhere! LOL

Well, here's hoping you all have a wonderful, warm and safe evening!