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Thursday, August 21st, 2008

  1. It’s not raining today. That’s a good thing.
  2. Mom made schnitzel for me last night. It’s my favorite!
  3. I brought home some to warm up for lunch today.
  4. I’m on a diet again.
  5. Schnitzel doesn’t go with a diet.
  6. I did skip the mashed new potatoes.
  7. I didn’t skip the fried okra.
  8. … or cake.
  9. Thanks Mom!
  10. No really, thanks Mom.
  11. Amanda saw an olympian with her hair french braided across the front and remembered we did her hair that way when she was growing her bangs out years ago. So we did that to her hair.
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  13. Emelia saw it and wanted her hair done the same way.
  14. They both looked very cute! I should have taken a pic of the two of them… maybe later today 🙁

Here’s Izzy, just out of the bath…


Hair combed!


All dressed for school!


Have a great day!

wordy wednesday

Thursday, August 21st, 2008


It’s Wednesday… half way through another week. Remember being a kid in school and being so excited it was hump-day? It meant that we were on the downhill slide heading right toward two full days of no school! Yay. Yeah, well… not so exciting these days. I guess the main thing that comes to mind on hump-day is the fact that yet another week in my life is half way over. The weeks just come so fast like a pitching machine with the balls set on a speed way too high to deal with!

It’s been raining and raining here. Some flooding. I saw on the news yesterday they were taking people west of the city out of their homes in boats. Crazy. The clouds have passed for now and it should be a dryer day. I got SOAKING wet taking Izzy to school. I had the foresight to put a blanket over her. She stayed dry. But me? I was like a wet rat. I couldn’t maneuver an umbrella while carrying her out… good news though! I dry.

Guess what came in the mail yesterday? Well first… are you a sucker for an infomercial? I’m not. At all! Matt sorta is. Well one morning on a weekend there was an infomercial on for a hair product. Cleansing conditioner. I was busy doing other things and didn’t change the channel and it sounded pretty good. Matt piped in with, “I’ll buy you that.” Okay. You got me. I ordered the “wen” product that morning and it finally came yesterday. I’m pretty hooked on biolage, but this product promised it would dramatically change the structure of your hair. My hair is naturally curly and can be frizzy if not handled with lots of care, chi-ing, products, etc. I brought the box straight to my room and we got in the shower together… me and the Wen… I had to read the instructions about three times. I still need to read them again. It’s a little more than lather. rinse. repeat. Verdict? I hope that it improves with time and I don’t feel like it’s fair to judge the product when it was raining. My hair is curlier than ever and will hopefully have a chi date later this morning. We’ll see. I will let you know how it turns out. They did say they promise that your hair will be better within two weeks. But they did say that some people had dramatic results on the first try. I did not have dramatic results. Not of the good kind anyway!

So… I’m guest blogging over at CWO’s Internet Cafe today. Just click on the button to join me over there! Oh, and don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts.


Well, bad news…. my shark I got for my birthday… that I really love. It won’t charge. I used it for several days. Daily. Loved it. And yesterday I had it all charged up and it wouldn’t really work. I’m going later this morning to exchange it for another one. I am really hoping I just got a bad “one.” and that a new “one” will work and for a long time!

OH! I got a pantech duo phone several months ago.

I had a blackberry.

I was excited. It has a little slider keyboard. I have absolutely hated that phone from day one. Hated it. Yesterday I found my little blackberry and got it all set up and called ATT and had them fix my plan back for it. It’s like being reunited with an old friend. I heart that phone. Pantech Duo’s are awful. Never get one! Well, maybe if you are a teen and like cool gadget stuff that isn’t practical get one… otherwise. Just don’t.

One more thing… my bloggy buddy Jodi gave me this sweet award. Thanks Jodi!

Have a great Wednesday!!!

at the beach…

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

We had so many funny times while at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. It was more fun in one week than I remember having ever! I think one of the funniest things that happened when we were in Florida happened at the beach. We were trying to leave the beach and Emelia was reluctant to leave. Terri was playing with Emelia and they were the last to get back to the car. Terri insisted that they “shower” off to get rid of the sand. What they didn’t realize at first was the water in outdoor shower smelled like rotten eggs, or sulfur. It was bad! They got in the car and smelled terrible. Bailey and Amanda sat on either side of Emelia. They were both covered with sand and she was reeking from the bad water. It was a long two hour ride back to our villa. Bailey even begged to ride in the floor of the car to get away from Emelia. I laughed so hard all the way back I cried. It was the most humorous thing that happened on our trip. I don’t think we’ll ever forget it. I bought a magnet that is a foot full of sand that says Orlando to memorialize that memory.

I think it would be fun to participate in Orlando Tours! There is just so much to see in Orlando. I feel like we didn’t even touch the surface of stuff to do and see! Visit Trusted Tours and Attractions and sign up for the free newsletter! They have lots of online travel guides!

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Wouldn’t it be fun to visit the Metropolitan museum of art?

there’s no meme to do so …

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

I’m just going to write a bit of randomness. Well, there is tackle it tuesday. I do have some things I’ve tackled recently, but have not taken before or after pictures. I cleaned my closet last week. I cleaned out the snacks in the kitchen late last night… I don’t know about you, but when you buy all those big boxes of snacks it creates a lot of mess when the kids get one out and leave them there. I have three lined baskets on top of the fridge. The first one is kinda mine… the middle one is for Matt’s healthy cereal and the third one is for the kids snacks. I took things out of boxes and put them into the baskets. It looks much better!

I have last night’s episode of Jon & Kate plus 8 on now and they are doing swimming lessons. It’s making me nervous seeing so many kids in the water with not enough parental hands. It’s good that they are learning to swim though… it’s the best way to prevent a drowning.

Today is going to be full. I have no idea why I’m sitting here watching J&K and blogging when I have so much to get done! Izzy slept in this morning, so I have to get her fed now. Shower. It’s raining and raining outside so no need to straighten my hair. OH I have hair news! I got my hair done Friday and it is very very light! I need to post a picture, I can’t remember the last time I went this blond. I love it though!

Prayer is at ten. Not sure it’s going to happen this morning since a) izzy slept in and b) it’s pouring and c) i haven’t showered yet. I have made all the beds and swept… with the shark. One load of laundry to do.

Judi is working on my blog for me. It’ll be changing very soon! yay!

Izzy has school today. So, I’m going to get BUSY!


promo stuff…

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

If you are looking for great promotional products for your company… check out the link. They have everything from pens to shirts, from hats to mp3 players, from usb hubs to coffee mugs.  Seriously, there are a lot of items to choose from.  Makes me want to go and order a bunch of stuff.  Oh, wait a minute… I don’t have a business!  Oh well.  You probably do so go order some stuff.


Thursday, August 21st, 2008

How can you be sure you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals you need? They say our soil is so depleted that none of us are getting enough nutrition in regular food. Orovo is a superfood and claims to provide complete nutrition. I have been giving Izzy juice plus for a few years and I know it has helped her immune system and overall health. It is a great supplement.


Thursday, August 21st, 2008

How’s your complexion? Do you have to use acne cream? I think my skin has been more sensitive in the last ten years than in all my adolescent years.  I know a lot of women who talk about getting acne or zits in their 30’s.  It just doesn’t seem quite fair to deal with breakouts at this age.  This should be the age of perfect grown up skin.  I guess it could be worse… and will be… when the wrinkles start coming!  ACK!