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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!!!


Sunday, June 29th, 2008

We overslept this morning. Not too late to make it for class and church. I look forward to the class I teach now on Sunday mornings, those girls have me. Anyway, I have been sort of picking and choosing what to teach each week… not following the schedule set. Today I pulled out a lesson not really knowing what it was about but it seemed right for the day. One of the girls mentioned she is “dating” an 18 year old guy. She is 14. I talked to them about making good choices as long as I thought they were hearing me and then moved on. I hope she heard me. I’ve been noticing the last several Sunday’s that our class lesson flows into church perfectly. Usually the same message is preached. It’s actually pretty cool! Anyway, today when we started going over our lesson I realized how perfect it was for the day. It was about choosing your friends, and about how people influence you. Our memory verse was Joshua 24:15… “As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” I took card stock in different sizes and magnet tape, lots of markers and we made magnets with our memory verse. The material suggested writing things down on a piece of paper that seem to interfere with your relationship with God. The girls all wrote their lists, mostly including television and music. (The 14 year old girl wrote the initials of the older boyfriend)… Then we all silently prayed to God that we would not let these things influence us. The next step was to tear the pages up and throw them away.

When church services started the message was identical to our class lesson. All about choosing the people we are around, and influences. The scripture brought up on the screen was Joshua 24:15. The girls turned around and smiled at me. It’s neat how God helps us out. Really neat.

After church I made a pot of chili and decided to lie down for 15 minutes. Just a cat nap. Three hours later, time for night church… I woke up! yikes! So much for the trip to Lowes, Sams, and the grocery store. I guess no pool maintenance or laundry. I didn’t need to finish up in the kitchen and brush the dog. As much as I love to sleep, I couldn’t help feeling like I wasted a lot of valuable time.

We went to church and watched the kids perform their songs from vbs. We took Izzy. She was a little cranky… We left church and hurried to Mom and Dad’s house for my SIL Terri’s birthday party. Mike cooked a delicious ham and dad grilled fresh corn. They had chocolate lush and watermelon, cherry lime aid sherbet and baked beans. It was all really good!

After I came home and got Izzy to bed, Matt ran with me to my gangsta Wal-mart. After all the craziness there it was nice to have a partner :)… We got the fruit and healthy stuff he had on his list and of course a lot of stuff we didn’t have on any list… like those crazy high priced lightbulbs he insists on buying now and a flea collar for pup-wup (I shaved him yesterday 🙂 )… lotion and ibuprophen. You know, the fun stuff?

Hopefully this week will be productive, more productive than my Sunday spent sleeping… I have big plans for this week, including a major redo of Emelia’s room that I have put off and put off. Oh I dread it. Anyway, that’s all. Goodnight.



Friday, June 20th, 2008

Amanda gave me a makeover. Well, she straightened my hair and did my makeup. Here’s the finished product! LOL


All us “girls” went to Edmond … went to Old Navy, Jason’s Deli, picked up CADS, and other errands. It was a fun outing!

Also I mentioned the lamp and that I had rearranged Izzy’s therapy room. There is a loveseat in there and also all her therapy stuff (table walker ball etc.). Here’s a pic of the lamp, and one of the side of the room without the therapy stuff.


See the cute little believe book? Kari sent it to me!


Last thing for the day… I got this in an email from Melody earlier and it cracked me up. I read it out loud to one of my family members who declared it, “LAME.” But I loved it.

Color IS GOOD!

Yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical.
My blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high,
I’d gained some weight, and I didn’t feel so hot.
My doctor said eating right doesn’t have to
be complicated and it would solve my physical
problems. He said just think in colors…

Fill your plate with bright colors… greens,
yellows, reds, etc.
I went right home and ate an
entire bowl of :


And sure enough, I felt better immediately.
I never knew eating right could be so easy!


wordy wednesday

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

I waited ALL day for the SPCC plan guy to bring by CADS he wants done by Friday. 25 of them! He called after 8 p.m. to say he was going to wait until tomorrow morning. I hate waiting.

Izzy was able to go to school today. She woke up feeling much better and smiling. She tried really hard to make the “x” sound in speech therapy.

It rained all day today. There were tornado warnings tonight. Gotta love Oklahoma weather! Matt was called out to work this evening. I am guessing it is weather related.

Tomorrow night is the Ladies dinner at Sante Fe Steakhouse. I think Amanda is going with me. Should be fun… I need to remember to take my camera. Since I’ve had it I have been even more forgetful about taking pictures.

Only a little more than two weeks of school left for the kids. It’s pretty exciting.

Mother’s Day is this weekend… what do you have planned?

Happy Wednesday…

excuse me.

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Please excuse all the extra posts tonight.  I’m just trying to get caught up on assignments and the next few nights will be busy!  Tomorrow night is church and Thursday is the ladies banquet.   Matt is watching the primaries.  Can anyone say B-O-R-I-N-G!!!  Just tell me when it’s all over.

Our tacos tonight were yummy.  I made another batch of guacamole which made them!  Love guacamole!  Have you tried white chocolate almond ice cream?  It’s a new flavor at Braum’s.  My diet doesn’t really allow much ice cream but I tried a bite while I was scooping out some for Matt.  It’s pretty yummy.  Dena asked how I am losing weight while cooking all this stuff… well, I usually skip lunch.  I eat basically the same thing every day for breakfast (1 egg, 1 eggwhite scrambled with ww toast and grape jelly).  If I get hungry in the afternoon I may eat a small snack but I usually don’t.  For dinner I eat small servings.  Tonight I had two tacos.  I just put a tiny bit of meat in them.  The other main thing has been not eating candy or sweets.

Okay, I’m off to beg Matt to play American Idol (it’s tivo’d) and change from CNN!


Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Sorry. No time travel today.

I took Iz to the dr. yesterday.  Her pediatrician was surprised to see her.  She rarely gets sick.

She was diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis.  She’s better already.

I had what I think may have been a gallbladder attack yesterday… pretty painful.  Today I feel dizzy and have a headache. Ick.  I did get several things checked off my todo list anyway… like cleaning out the fridge and mailing some documents for work.

I got this in an email and thought it was funny…

  Only in America ……do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

Only in America ……do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in America ……do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America… we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the
driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America ……do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

Only in America… we use the word ‘politics’ to describe the process so well: ‘Poli’ in Latin meaning ‘many’ and ‘tics’ meaning ‘bloodsucking creatures’.

Only in America ……do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don’t you ever see the headline ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?

Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do ‘practice’?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn’t there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for    lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

That’s all for now, I’m off to pick up Emelia from an honor choir party and then start making tacos for dinner… Happy Tuesday!

no traveling today…

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Sorry I didn’t do a time travel today.

I didn’t exactly forget… I just didn’t have a chance to do it and couldn’t think of anywhere to go. (lack of creative juices)

Several people have posted random thoughts, maybe they are feeling less than creative as well?

Izzy is stuffy again. UGH.

Amanda’s NHS assembly is in one hour. I remembered a black strapless dress I had ordered myself from old navy online and so she’s wearing that. I suggested her easter dress, but she didn’t want to wear it…

Matt is obsessed with cherry limeade sherbet from Braums.

I had lunch today with Miki at Panera and then went to Payless sandal shopping!

It was BOGO… so I got these two pairs!

Amanda broke my vacuum. I had to buy a new one. UGH

That’s all the random thoughts I have for now, I’ll post NHS pics later though.


Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

how much is gas where you live???


Friday, April 18th, 2008

I feel like I haven’t been very bloggy this week. It’s been busier than usual I guess. Monday I stayed home all day, but cleaned and cleaned. I even took the cushion covers off the couch in the den and washed them. It was harder putting them back on but it sure looks fresh and clean. I also spent a lot of time in Emelia’s room, going through all her clothes. I got rid of so much stuff. Tuesday afternoon I had lunch with Miki, we went to City Bites and Hobby Lobby. Yesterday I had a bunch of paperwork to get done and even got up at 5 a.m. this morning to finish.

Isabelle had a good day at school today. She spent time with Melanie (VT) and Niecie. Niecie said she repeatedly responded to their instructions and smiled a lot at school. While she was in school I had lunch with my brother and then ran a couple of errands.

The diet is still going good. I have lost about 16.5 pounds now. I am excited to get to 20!

Matt and I have been asked to teach at our new church. He will be teaching the junior high boys, and I’ll be teaching the junior high girls. It’s going to make Sunday mornings a challenge for me, but I guess I’m always up for a challenge. It took a few days for me to decide and give an answer because I wasn’t sure I could do it now, but today I told them yes. Matt loves teaching that age so he’s excited about it.

I (it was actually addressed to Annie and Isabelle) got a cuddly critter in the mail today. It’s a pink poodle and really cute. The problem is that the card in the box is for a different person. I think they mixed up the cards so I don’t know who sent it. It says to Abby Jo, I guess I’ll call the company tomorrow and see if they can tell me who sent it and let them know I got someone elses little note. I mostly want to be able to thank whoever sent it!

monday. again.

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Well, it’s monday… I don’t have a menu planned.  I spent the morning with Matt at the dds.  It’s like dejavue.  I spent last Monday with Amanda at the dds getting her wisdom teeth cut out.  She is doing great btw.  I would say fully over the whole thing now.  Lorenzo (the boyfriend) is a keeper and was a great nurse the first few days after her procedure.

It was a good weekend.  Easter services were great, both morning and evening.  We got so much done Saturday afternoon too.  Matt and I planned to work on the side deck cleaning project this afternoon, but he is sleeping off the novacaine as I type so we’ll see.   I found some neat deck furniture last week I would like to put on that deck but won’t buy it until we get it all ready and cleaned up from the long winter!

I got a new cell phone today.  I have no idea how to use it and am just not in the mood to figure it out.  I may put the sim card back in my blackberry until I feel inspired to figure out this one!  I think once I know all the features, it will be a great little phone.