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Monday, November 30, 2009

All I Want for Christmas......

Just in case you were is my Christmas List:

Fiesta Ware Dinner Plates (any color but yellow)

Le Creuset Rectangular Baker in Flame

Basic Kitchen Torch

Food Processor

Yoga DVD: Am/Pm Yoga for beginners

Deborah Lippmanns nail polish: Marque Moon & Wicked Game

IPod Nano

Cloth napkins

Wine glasses

supportive, orthopedic (but attractive) house slippers.

I can you hear you snickering over the last item!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pie Making....a year later...

Sooo, last year I shared my story regarding my yearly pie making tradition.

This year I set out to make pies, as usual. Only problem is my oven had "blown up" a few days earlier and we were waiting on the part to come in to repair it. So my sister in law offered her house and ovens to me. I thought that would work out since we were having a family dinner over there anyway with a few friends. Of course, as I arrived I was subjected to some teasing from everyone. Lots of jokes all evening long about my pie making history. This only fueled my desire to make the PERFECT PIE (kinda like the Perfect cheer?)

All was well. I only had one glass of wine.....I was on track....I was ingredients were assembled....I was ready to prove myself. I was feeling good about the experience.

THEN....I go to insert a knife into the pumpkin pie to see if its done. I decide to lick the knife. I immediently sense something is wrong. I take another taste.


Needless to say.....I am passing on pumpkin pie duty to someone else. I will stick to pecan and apple.

And the teasing continues...............

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful for:
~~ All three kids will be under one roof to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family.
~~ My family that loves and supports me and lets ME.
~~ My friends who are always there for me through the laughter and the tears.
~~ my dogs that don't care what I look like in the morning, they will still snuggle with me.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Motto

An online friend had this as her email signature. I am stealing it!

"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not a virtue, it rather denotes a lack of courage" Aunt Frances from Practical Magic

LOVE IT!!! I want to tattoo it to my forehead:-)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stroke Me

Can I tell you how excited I am?????

We are going to see Billy Squier, tomorrow night.

Billy Squier (along with Queen) is the very first concert I ever saw. Way back in 1982...with my dad! None of my girlfriends were interested in going so my dad stepped up to take me. We had a blast. One of my favorite memories of the evening was my dad razzing the guys sitting next to us, all evening long. It was SOOO obvious that they were totally trashed. To be honest I don't think they even knew who was performing that night.

So needless to say, Billy Squier and Queen hold a special spot with me. I still have my original concert tshirt, tucked away in my hope chest. Its really old and musty.....and REALLY small. I think the only person who could wear it now is my petite 14 year old. But I am scared to have her try it on for fear it will disintegrate right in front of me. I'm pulling it out and taking it with me tomorrow. *Maybe* I can track Billy down and have him sign it????

I've been checking out today. Same songs....still rock...but he has tweaked them a bit. They sound GREAT. If you get a chance, check it out.....

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


"She'd been a witch here all her life. And one of the things a witch did was stand right on the edge, where the decisions had to be made."
- the musings of Granny Weatherwax

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Why do I bother????

Two steps forward.....

Two steps back.....





Monday, August 03, 2009

When I Get Where I'm Going

Last week, my son lost his mentor. His football coach, who was more than just a coach to him, passed away suddenly. He was his friend, confidant and a second father to him. Dylan spent just as much time at Coach Joe's house as he did here....maybe more:-) They were so close, that Dylan's name (along with 3 other football players) was listed in his obituary.

They had the memorial last Thursday. It was held at the football field. While I never got to know Coach Joe that well; I went along with my daughters. (Dylan was actually part of the service.) The football stand were packed with our local community. During the entire service all you could hear was sniffles and sobs. I was so in awe at what everyone said about this man....and man I hardly knew. It made me sad that I didn't know him that well. But I also learned so much about him and some of his views that I came away from the service with a new outlook on several aspects of my own life.

The officiating pastor sang this Brad Paisley song. Not a dry eye in the was simply AMAZING.


When I Get Where I'm Going

When I get where I'm going
on the far side of the sky.
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly.

I'm gonna land beside a lion,
and run my fingers through his mane.
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain

Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
I will shed the sins and struggles,
I have carried all these years.
And I'll leave my heart wide open,
I will love and have no fear.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Don't cry for me down here.

I'm gonna walk with my grandaddy,
and he'll match me step for step,
and I'll tell him how I missed him,
every minute since he left.
Then I'll hug his neck.

Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
I will shed the sins and struggles,
I have carried all these years.
And I'll leave my heart wide open,
I will love and have no fear.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Don't cry for me down here.

So much pain and so much darkness,
in this world we stumble through.
All these questions, I can't answer,
so much work to do.

But when I get where I'm going,
and I see my Maker's face.
I'll stand forever in the light,
of His amazing grace.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
I will love and have no fear.
When I get where I'm going.
Yeah when I get where I'm going

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tomorrow will be better?

Ever have one of those days? Where you are pissed off and grumpy yet you don't know why? Where you have the most negative outlook on EVERYTHING? Everyone pisses you off and they really didn't do anything wrong? Just them breathing and talking to you grates on your nerves? They piss you off so much that you want to punch them in the gut to get them to quit talking to you?

NO? Oh maybe its just me........

Yes, today is one of those days! And just when I am about to pull my hair out; a good friend sends me an email with lots of good positive stuff in it. So I thought I would share:-)

45 Lessons that Life has Taught Me:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone.. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful..

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36.. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift

Monday, July 20, 2009

What I'd Give

"What I'd Give"

What I'd give to bring you flowers.
What I'd give to get you alone.
What I'd give to bring a smile across your face.
What I'd give to take you home.

What I'd give to make you coffee.
Find out how you like your eggs.
Wrapped around you in the mornin'.
A tangled lace of arms and legs.

What I'd give to let you love me.
Find out everything that brings you joy.
Wake up to your face above me.
I'd be that girl and you could be that boy.
Find out why that feelin' is...
Oh, what I'd give. What I'd give.

What I'd give to take you dancin'.
What I'd give to make you mine.
If you got questions, I got answers.
And my answer's "yes" to you every time.

What I'd give for just one minute.
What I'd give to count all the ways
If your heart was dark with nothing in it.
I'd give you mine and take your place.

What I'd give to let you love me.
Find out everything that brings you joy.
Wake up to your face above me.
I'd be that girl and you could be that boy.
Find out why that feelin' is...
Oh, what I'd give. What I'd give.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

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7 months???

Seriously....7 months since I last posted? Really?

Um, I guess I could say I have been busy. With what....I am just not sure. Work is slow so I guess I will blame it on my new addiction to DVR'd tv. OMG....I DVR EVERYTHING!!

I'm addicted to reality tv. The cornier....the better. Well that and my longtime addiction to One Life to Live and General Hospital.

Maybe I need to watch less tv and spend more time on the internet? Hmmm, that doesn't quite sound right either. LOL

Regardless...I'm hoping to be around more!