Friday, October 26, 2007

Random Things

I'm borrowing from Tuesday Update & sharing 6 random things about me. I thought that was a really cute idea, so here goes:

  1. I do not live in the house shown!!! I would like to, it looks so very comforting, but no such luck!! Since married, I have lived in one trailer, one apartment, and three houses. The last house was our "dream house"--we built it ourselves, both children were born while we were there & we fully intended to stay there forever. BUT--a family business that had been active for over 27 years (we built ski boats), closed and with that came a totally different lifestyle.
  2. I met Tom Jones (yes the sock in the pants one!) at the Playboy Club in Chicago!! And Jerry Lewis (hay laaadddyy) in a bookstore in Chicago. And bumped into Telly Savalas in Las Vegas (he was MEAN).
  3. I write anonymous article for a publication which shall remain un-named at this time. I have a pseudonym & a totally different persona. It's fun, and, should lots of people find out, I will quit!!!
  4. I love animals!!! Now that may not be an interesting fact, but I do tend to sing to my cats & dogs. No, not just little tunes!! I will put on CD's, stop everything, and belt out tunes to them. Boomer (my cat) loves it---
  5. I always wanted to be a singer!! Or a soap opera actress! My singing isn't what I would call great, but I do sing in church and have been asked to sing at special events. I think my voice is ok, but it's the passion I feel when singing that I think makes it bearable!
  6. My hubby, my kids, and the rest of my family are the most important things in my life. I would burn bridges, move mountains, climb tall buildings, anything for them. I love my mom & dad, my sis & her family, my in laws, aunts, uncles, you name 'em--It's extremely important to me that we all get along--after all, when all is said & done, we're all we've got!! And I've had to learn that the hard way in several instances: I lost my dear brother when he was 19, my precious brother in law when he was 39, and this makes me want to hold on to all the other members.

Ok--there you go, 6 non important, trivial, random things that popped into my head. I think I will come up with some kind of list this week end. I kinda feel like Tommie--I'm not going to tag anyone on this. I'm so new to this I really don't know how that works, but if you want, leave your facts on your blog. Just me know & I'll come read.

Heigh ho, Heigh ho--it's off to cook I go. So, after tonight's event, when I am a little less than dead tired, I'll return. Have a good day--after all, IT"S FRIDAY!!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

TGIF Tomorrow

Thank goodness the weekend approaches!!! I'm always glad when the weekend arrives, but that means another week older!!! Oh well, can't win for ---whatever!
I have a rehearsal dinner for 70 to cater tomorrow evening. Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Mexican Corn, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, two kinds of salad, guacamole, salsa, white queso dip. But, hey, no dessert!!! So tomorrow I cook all day, load all afternoon and race to the event. Should be a pretty "simple" one.
The downside to it -- it's for my ex daughter in law's best friend. So guess who will be there? I'm torn about how I feel about seeing her. Haven't seen her since last May. And, truly, I do not feel anger. I feel pity for her--she just gave up the best husband, best inlaws, best family, that she could hope for. She's so mixed up and confused. Doesn't have a good committment example for her in her background. I keep making excuses for her. I guess I still have feelings for her. She hurt my son and I hate that. But he seems to have forgiven her--at least he says he has. I can do the same. It will just be so odd seeing her. I wonder how she will react?
Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well. I certainly wouldn't want anything to ruin the dinner for the bride to be---and I'll make sure nothing will on my end!
I'm pretty tired tonight--have been going full steam all week. I think I'll turn in now.
Oh, please send prayers and good thoughts to Kari at Just Livin Large. She lost her cousin. My heart just crys for her. It seems when you start following someone's progress and praying for them, you take a bit of ownership. Guess I'll just keep praying for her and the rest of the family.
Good night all. Hope to send news on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My & Hank

Ok--normally I don't like to have my picture taken and, especially, displayed for all to see---BUT---I just had to show you how much fun Hank & I have together!!! We are major buddies!!!
When we took him to meet his mommy & daddy on Friday, he actually shook his head "no" and reached for me---now, I have to tell you---that was the highlight of my week, but, it just devastated my daughter!!!~ You know, first child, working mom, etc., etc. So, I had to act like I didn't notice! Inside I was doing the happy dance.
Can't wait to see him in his pumpkin costume (that I made for him, thank you very much), on Halloween. And, of course, I'll let you all in on it too.
It's time to get ready to go to the slave mines---more later!
OOPS any one know why my pictures have gotten smaller??? Please advise!!!!
Maybe I hit the wrong button???? it started when I downloaded pics from google.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Whoo Hoo

Ok, so I hit the publish post button a little early!!!! I'm excited!!!! I'm a reformed Dopey~

Thanks Penny---I knew I could depend on you to bale me out!!!! You rock!!!

Whoo Hooo !~~

I'm Dopey!

We're dressing up at my office for Halloween as the 7 dwarfs (cause there are 7 of us, duh), and I drew the name Dopey.

Boy, do I feel Dopey! I wish I could post pictures on my blog from "other" areas than my camera, but I don't know how, and I can't figure out how. I'm a computer disabled dopey person!!! I just don't understand how to go about what it tells me to do. It may as well give the instructions in Latin---it would do me just as much good.

Any other visual learners out there??? Do you feel my pain??? I really need a picture drawn when it comes to following computer directions. The words that are so "normal" and understood by computer whizes are totally of no use to me. Boo Hoo!

So, just imagine I posted a really cool picture here. And then make up your own text. Signed, Dopey