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Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Five: Another Hodge Podge Week

Amy's Friday Five: This is where I share with you five things I learned this week because there is always something to be learned. In the process you might just learn a little something about me.

1. The hubs is lucky we don't have a Hobby Lobby even remotely close to where we live. Oh my goodness!

2. Some things are best just left alone because it just isn't worth the mess it creates. Like water off a ducks back..................................

3. There is no need to exercise on days that I shop with my mama. She is a marathon power shopper. I was tuckered out!

4. Two days minus the princesses: seeing movies, going out to eat, shopping, sleeping was needed but I missed them so very much and almost got up in the middle of the night and went home. Then when I got home, and the whining started, thought to myself what the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks was I thinking! I needed the break and am glad I did it.

and finally,

5. I learned that I am afraid to be alone. I dragged my cousin with me to town because the thought of going to a movie, eating at a restaurant, staying in a hotel alone scared me to death. I just have someone, usually under 48 inches, with me ALL THE TIME.

There you have it - my Friday Five. Have you learned something this week? Please share it! Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Writers Workshop- On Fire!


This week for Mama Kat's workshop I chose prompt #1: Who made you red hot this week?

I'm on fire this week! {I just glanced over at the T.V. and no kidding there was a Smokey the Bear commercial putting out a candle - he is 65 this year apparently} Anyways. ON FIRE! Three things happened this week to set me on fire. I am only going to talk about two.

As some already know I am in Montana visiting family. My mama and I went shopping and I started without her while she got a new card (my mama is a power shopper). We only needed a couple of items, eggs being one of them. I had pretty much got everything we needed except the eggs because I couldn't find them. In my Costco they are in the refrigerator case at one end. Anyhow I couldn't find them and while looking my mama calls me and asks my whereabouts. I say, "I am trying to find the eggs." When I hear someone say, "You looking for eggs!" I turn, still on the phone, expecting to see a friendly face and I see her - Turkey Burger Lady looking at me like I am an idiot! In the process of turning I hung up with my mama because I am expecting to be graciously directed in the correct direction. Instead I get this:

Turkey Burger Lady: You can't find the eggs! {not so nice look - I happen to be the master of looks. }
Me: No {with smile on my face}
Turkey Burger Lady: There with the milk! Don't you KNOW where the milk is! {said with major attitude}
Me: { Oh no you just didn't - you most certainly didn't look at me like I'm an idiot and give me attitude. Miss Turkey Burger Lady!} As a MATTER OF FACT. I DON'T! I am not from HERE and this is the FIRST TIME I have been in this Costco! {Thank you very much}
Turkey Burger Lady: Oh. Well they are IN the DAIRY section. {said again with attitude like I should still know this} Behind me where it says, DAIRY!

By now I have already completely shut her out, ignoring her. Actually by the first "Dairy" I was already past her and walking away. I wish I had been thinking on my toes because I would have said what I thought a few seconds later which was, Really last time I checked chickens are not related to cows! %#@&*! Oh I was on fire I was so flipping mad. The nerve - first she interrupted me then she throws attitude and treats me like I am stupid. I didn't even ask her! Rude!

Then a day later. A person who is much younger and has not had near as much reality in her life nor life experience than me is at my computer and wants me to take one of those stupid Facebook quizzes. You know, the What State Should You Live In?, quiz. I agree and she starts asking the questions and, thinking she knows me, answering them too. She gets to one that asks, What personality type are you? (or some sort of crap like that) Then I notice that she has highlighted NAIVE. I think to myself surely not and I say, "Well what do you think?" She says, looking at me like I am an idiot as well, "Naive."

I DON'T THINK SO! Are you flipping kidding me! These amongst other things ran through my head and I said, "Um no if anyone is naive it is you." I know I shouldn't have but I was beyond flaming red hot. I am talking breathing dragon flames hot. I just couldn't believe that someone totally insulted me to my face. It burned, it hurt and I am still hot!

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Thanks Mama Kat for the prompt. I needed a good vent.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Say "Cheese"


Now this is a picture of a little princess having a ton of fun!

We went down to the river to play this past week. The 3 princesses had a lot of fun splashing, rock hunting and mud bathing.


Some people pay big money for this!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Moth and an Ear

Just a cute story my mama witnessed while at the doctor with the OP:

An old man walks into the doctors office and says to the receptionist, "I need to see a doctor?"
The receptionist asks why. He calmly replies "because I have a moth in my ear." The receptionist says, "You will have to wait a little while. There are a couple of people in ahead of you." He kindly says, "Oh that is alright. He flew in last night and I don't think he's going anywhere. He seems quite comfortable."

Poor old man slept all night with a moth in his ear. Must not have dawned on him to go to the ER. Actually it probably did and he figured he and his ear were better off waiting. Might have come out without an ear!

This reminded me of a something that happened to my cousin when I was babysitting him. He was about 7 so I was 17. He came in the house in a panic yelling, "there is a bee in my ear!" I totally didn't believe him and sent him back outside. He came in twice more and again I told him that, "it wasn't possible and that he must have just felt a bee fly by." The last time he came in, I thought I would appease him and listen to his ear. To much my surprise he had been telling the truth and there WAS something buzzing in his ear. I felt horrible! I called my Aunt and his grandma. I ended up getting it out with a pair of tweezers while his little sister held the flashlight. He still remembers it to this day.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Getting Fresh with the T.V., Getting Stuck at the Truckstop, and Getting Ready for..um..Work-Monday's Mama Drama

You know you have Mama Drama when....

1. Your car is overheating and you are certain that you will end up breaking down going up and over a rather long mountain pass, with two kids, in triple digit heat, while you are traveling ALONE. Hey, it's Murphy's Law and Murphy's Law LOVES Lady Di very, very much. So, you have to wait three hours at a truck stop for your Dad to come rescue you.

2. While at said truck stop for three hours you consider all the ninja moves you will have to bust out on some dirty-nasty trucker that just happens to "show up" at all the places you are meandering in and out with the kiddies. Every time I looked toward him he just smiled, but I gave him my "I know Kung Fu look". He actually wasn't THAT dirty-nasty, my JD boy was taller than him, he looked older than my grandpa, and he probably was wondering why the crazy lady with two kids was following him, so he thought he'd just smile at her and maybe he wouldn't have to use his ninja moves on her.

3. You have to go to the store to buy electronic cleaning wipes to clean the evidence of your son's little make out session with your father's big screen T.V. I don't know where I am going wrong with this kid. I wake up, go out to the front room and there he is...face on T.V., mouth open, tongue out...(this is the part when I let out the world's biggest sigh). My son and I have a "don't ask don't tell" policy for moments like this, because I don't EVEN want to know his fool explanation.

4. You spend more than an hour combing the bottom of the pool with your feet searching for the boy's goggles (swimteam goggles I might add). You finally find them, however make the grave mistake of giving them back to that silly boy because for some stupid reason you think he won't drop them again. Well, remember my good buddy Murphy? I finally get back to relaxing in the pool...hah that's funny. I hear, "Where are my goggles? Mommy, do you know where my goggles are?" I said (still "relaxing" on the float) " Yes, I'm going to make a wild guess and say they are at the bottom of the pool where mommie just spent an HOUR looking for them. " He responded, "Of course, I know they are at the bottom of the pool mom, I want to know WHERE they are on the bottom of the pool." You know, one would think that having such a smart@%$ mom might clue him in a bit to the sarcasm. Gosh, I love that kid!!

And Finally...

5. Your little girl has nothing on but her black see through skirt. You know the one you pull over the leotard for dance class. She has two. So one was on like a skirt and the other was pulled up under her arm pits, I guess to be the "shirt". She comes walking out in her "outfit" and all I could think was "Great, get her some clear see through stillettos, a pole, and "Peaches" here is ready to go to work." I know...that is WRONG, however let's face it, all us girls have our little secret "I wanna be a stripper" fantasy. She is just having hers early, it's a phase she'll grow out of it. It's not like she is going to get clear stillettos for Christmas or something.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

I told you I was tired

Yesterday the princesses and I went to have our hair cut. There is a gal up here in this little town that does an awesome job so we go see her every time we come up here. Anyhow the girls were done and I sent them to the park with a cousin so I could have some me time.

My stylist is washing my hair and I notice an awesome teapot on her counter. Here is the conversation that followed:

Me: I love your teapot.
Her: Thanks.
Me: Is it one that you put water in and it heats up? (I didn't even catch it)
Her: {giggles, smiles} Isn't that what all tea pots do?
Me: {now it registers} You know what I meant? (she probably didn't- then the words came) Is it one of those electrical tea pots?
Her: I know - yes it is?

She was probably thinking that she should have been dying my hair a different color! (I am a dark brunette.) Just kidding- Please take no offense blondies. We ALL have our moments no matter what color our hair is.

At least I gave her a good laugh. I only felt stupid for a couple seconds.

Anyway I told you I was tired. My mama let me sleep last night. She took the pup and I slept from 9:30 to 8:30. So nice!

**SHOUT OUT**
I love my commenters - You keep me going! I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU. I haven't been making the rounds this week- technically I am on vacation. Anyhow I am really busy and haven't had much time to visit all our you and answer comments. However I think of you often ,check in when I can and plan on getting back to every one of your comments soon. I love you guys and feel a giveaway coming just because you all make me smile. Have a fun filled weekend.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Five:

Amy's Friday Five: This is where I share with you five things I learned this week because there is always something to be learned. In the process you might just learn a little something about me.

Happy Happy Friday to you!

What I learned this week:

1. That turkey's can fly. I didn't know and I neither did The Hubs who ended up rounding up 95 turkey's by himself after letting them out into there new open pen. I so wish I could have been there. Mind you - The Hubs hates the turkeys already but this surely sealed the deal.

2. If I am ever to move to Montana - I WILL do the opposite of most of the people here and put an air conditioner in my house because although it only gets hot for one month out of the year, It is HOT for one month out of the year! *on that note it is 5:00am and I just watched my Dad, who I just learned surely must be crazy, put on a SWEATSHIRT! What? I am burning up and have as little clothes on as possible without being embarrassed or offensive.

3. Thanks to google, I learned that:

If you ever need the recipe go here. It really really works. Don't use Tomato Juice! Your dog will only smell like tomato and skunk - two of my least favorite things.

4. That puppies' night time routines are very similar to the nighttime routine of a newborn. I'm tired!

5. That some small town ER rooms leave A LOT to be desired. I was about to do the OP's vitals myself. So so irritating!

There you have it - my Friday Five. Have you learned something this week? Please share! Have a wonderful weekend. I think I might just go back to bed.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Close Encounter of a Stinky Kind

At home I battle snakes but here in Montana I battle a different creature. The Skunk. This time I was not wearing a skirt and apron but was sporting a french manicure on my pretty little toes and this time there was a victim.

Let me back up a little:

My first encounter with above skunk was the second night I was here. At night we open all the windows, one of my favorite things. I so enjoy the fresh cool air. Except this particular night was not so fresh. I was just settling down and smelled THE SMELL. I thought I can get through this. It was a little warm this night and I didn't want to shut the window. But the skunk conquered. I swear he had his butt up to my window spreading his not-so-lovely perfume. My eyes were burning - it was THAT bad. I closed the windows.

{few days go by - no stinky skunk}

Then yesterday: I get home from a crazy day that started with a trip to the ER (The OP has an infection in her lungs). I start helping my mama with dinner and we realize that we have forgotten about Graycee (our new puppy) who had been outside. We end up searching inside and out and there is no sign of Graycee. Lovely.

I go searching with my Mom's two dogs a Jack Russell, Ally, and an Australian Shepherd. We walk, I call - no Graycee. I think {great I have lost our dog and we have only had her for 3 days.}

I start to walk back towards the house and I hear something. A yelp perhaps? I start looking around and realize that I am on top of a culvert. Ally has gone inside. Oh my gosh - Graycee! I call out to Ally and she comes out and then goes back in. I go to the other side of the culvert and convince myself to look in. I see something, an animal, but I can't tell what it is. I am concerned that it is our puppy. I start calling to her trying to co hearse her out. Up to this point Ally has not growled so I think it must be Graycee. I look again.

I hear my Dad's truck coming down the hill and right about that time I hear a growl, a bark, a screech and then it comes - THE SMELL. I yell, "HOLY CRAP! SKUNK!" Ally appears and starts rubbing her face on the ground.

I now start running up the hill towards the truck because it occurs to me that the skunk may have jumped out and is after me! My Dad stops. I yell as I run to the other side - "Ally got skunked. There is a skunk in the culvert." I start worrying now that I have been skunked and that the skunk has dog napped my puppy. I start smelling myself to make sure. I thankfully was spared. Ally not so much.

Dad then informs me that Graycee was in the house the whole time, stuck under a cabinet. Nice! Poor Ally took one for the team!

So I am unsure whether the skunk lived and I will not be checking any time soon. Thank heavens he didn't come at me when I stupidly put my face in the end of the culvert. Which looking back was not the brightest idea I have ever had. I blame it on the lack of sleep. I am pretty sure that I will be having bad dreams about a crazy rabid skunk chasing me through the woods.

If he did live - I have a feeling that I will be seeing him soon.............................

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

True Love of a Different Kind...Wordful Wednesday


So this is love...

My JD Boy sitting inside the cab of a John Deere tractor (his favorite) at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Ca. February 2009


















What's this?? The JD Boy is climbing into a Case International?? Hey, his favorite color is green, but when it comes to tractors, love sees no color.

Did I mention, he is in love with tractors? Just in case you couldn't tell.

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Tuesday Tribute- True Love

Tuesday's Tribute

Today is mine and The Hubs' 8th Anniversary. I have already done a tribute to him on Daddy's Day here . But since I am away and he is not with me I just wanted to give a little shout out about how much I love this man. I.LOVE. THIS. MAN!

I am exceptionally lucky and blessed to have found my ONE. TRUE. LOVE. and my best friend. It doesn't feel like 8 years. It feels like yesterday that I said "I do" and promised my heart forever. I hope everyone gets to experience this kind of love. It is truly an amazing thing.

Here's to true love and growing old and wrinkly together.

*P.S. I love you and miss you tremendously Hubs! When were old I will still rock your world. hee hee. I just couldn't resist!

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Pokerface,Hillbilly Laundry, and Radar Ears- Monday's Mama Drama

You know you have Mama Drama when....

1. you are playing a friendly game of poker at a neighbors house, your 3 yr. old girl is sitting on Daddy's lap when he gets his cards and she says, "Oh! 7 and 4." Thanks poker face, Daddy was folding that hand anyway, but your "lap time" just got cut short.

2. you have to use the HOSE. OUTSIDE. ala Hillbilly... to get the mud that is caked not only onto but inside (I don't even want to know how that happens) not one, but three pairs of your son's pants before they can even be put in the washer.

3. you find yourself (yet again, remember last weeks B.S. statement?) making up more "Mommy Lingo". Let me explain (clears throat): I was on the phone with my hubby and made the comment, "No, they are Effed Upped." My son "Radar Ears" hears me and says, "What's Effed Upped mean?" I say, "Uh....Fantastically Unoperational, you know a fancy way of saying something is broken. In fact it is too fancy for a little boy like you to say, only mommies can say it." Son: "But my chisel (one of his tractor toys) is unoperational right now." Me: "Yes, but is it Fantastically unoperational???" Son: has thoughtful, contemplative look. Me: "See, it's too fancy."

4. your son then spends the rest of the day trying to find something in the house that is worthy of being deemed Fantastically unoperational.

And Finally...

5. a tree falls on you while inside your parked vehicle and somehow that got translated in the 3 yr. old's mind that YOU did something wrong and now she has anxiety every time she gets in the car with you and has become the world's youngest back seat driver. All I hear now is "watch out for the car mom", "mom, you are driving too fast", "that was a close one", and the best one was after we got to our final destination after an hour drive she said, " Phew, we made it!" Thanks kid.
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Doggone Cute

I might just be crazy but I just can't resist! Guess what I am doing today? I am going to pick up this little cutie.......................................

Isn't she just so so adorable? I have had my heart set on getting another dog for the last couple of months. We lost our Winston in February and we all miss him so.
For some reason I wanted an English Springer Spaniel - so I have been searching. My search is over because this is her
the newest member of our family. I just new it when I saw these pictures that I had to have her. The princesses are so so excited. Now I just have to think of a name. Any suggestions? I like Graycie but am open to mostly anything. However there are a few rules: these are the rules for naming our children as well. They can't sound the same and they have to have a Y in it. Since you don't know my kids names you will be safe if it does not end in an A, N, or IE. I am however breaking the rule with Graycie but there my rules so I can break them.

** Hi hubs - I hope you like her. Hubs is learning about our newest addition via blog at the same time as every one else. Thank goodness he is so wonderful, fantastic, loving, forgiving, understanding. Just an awesome guy, husband, Daddy!

I am brave and did I mention a bit crazy. Yes I think I did.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Things that Annoy Lady Di

Okie Dokie this post is inspired by Design It Chic. She participates in Aloha Fridays over at An Island Life. Design It Chic's question was: What are the three things about you that people find annoying?

So Lady Di and I are IMing on Facebook and I asked her about what I should post and she rattles on about all these things that annoy her about me. What is that all about? I think she is holding a grudge. WHATEVER!

Here it goes:

1. Lady Di has a huge fear of knives and her wrists being cut. Sooooooooooo I like to run a butter knife over my wrists and sometimes my neck in front of her. I am not sure why she finds that annoying?

2. She also has a fear of her exposed achilles tendons under a bed. In college she would position her bed close enough to her light switch so she could climb in bed and shut off the light. You would never find her sitting on her bed with her feet on the floor. She was also the first to show me the leprechaun door, which is the door to the attic or crawl space usually in a closet. This would never be in her room because she was afraid of the leprechaun and it getting her achilles tendons. Sooooooooooooo I can do a leprechaun voice and I would call her name from my bedroom once we went to bed and all the lights were off. Again, not sure why this would annoy her?

3. Lady Di's favorite part of taquitos and burritos are the ends. Sooooooooooo every time we would find ourselves eating one or both of those I would come on over to her plate and bite off the ends. What? I like them too. Learn to share Lady Di. Even now i am cracking myself up writing these. I can so remember doing these things.

I am going to add another one.

4. This one I really don't understand. I mean what does she have against my pillow? She hates it. It annoys her. I think she said something to the tune of "that rag you carry around that is a sorry excuse for pillow." Seriously not a rag! It is a Scandinavian Down pillow. It was expensive and it is comfy. Yes I could probably shove it into a green bean can but it is MY pillow and I LOVE it so LEAVE it alone, Lady Di! My pillow is off limits!

I think there might be more. I am sure she will leave them in the comments. Looking back I was pretty onry (and I wonder where the MP gets it from - oops!) I would say I am sorry but really it cracks me up and if I was on the phone with her I might have to dust off the Leprechaun voice and say, "Love you, Di. " Hee hee.

Oy Vay! It's Late. I am supposed to be on Vay Kay! Have a great day. (Look at that! Ha! It's late, actually early! I'm tired.)

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Sorry Amy but this post just begs to be crashed...

Oh, I'm am SOOOO feeding your kids Coco Puffs and soda for breakfast next time we visit, and don't worry...you "claim" they don't like it. One week with Auntie Di and they'll be begging you for donuts every Friday morning, and what are you going do about THAT??, chick that lives in the middle of nowhere without a donut shop in sight!!

Oh yeah, and I've had some time to think about it, that pillow...you're right I am mistaken it's not a rag...that would be attributing it too much. I believe I used to call it a tissue. One of those dirty tissues you keep in your pocket so long they practically become a little "poof" of lint when you pull them out. But again, you're right I shouldn't knock the pillow, I'm sure it was expensive, when your mom bought it for you...back in the 70's!!!

I just couldn't resist, I WAS going to make my rebuttal in comments, however crashing the post meant I would have a guaranteed audience :) LadyDi

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Five: Traveling

Amy's Friday Five: This is where I share with you five things I learned this week because there is always something to be learned. In the process you might just learn a little something about me.

*sorry this is late - I am having some technical difficulties. I just learned my mama needs a new computer!
We made it. Woooohooooo! The princesses and I FINALLY made it to our destination. It was extraordinarily longer than the usual trip to the beautiful state of Montana due to vehicular problems I seriously think that next time we will be flying and that is saying a whole lot because I.AM.SCARED.TO.FLY! Seriously scared!

Anyhow, this is what I learned this week (well some of what I learned - otherwise this would be an incredibly long post!)

1. When I am already overdue for a much needed break from the kiddos (some serious mommy time was already needed) it is not a good idea to jump in the car with them for 8 hours a day for 4 days. Not- a -good idea.

2. Never travel on Sundays. Because if something were to happen like let's say a flat tire- NOTHING is open.

3. Just when you think nothing more can happen - it does. Along with this I learned that the Law of Attraction is viable. I was negative at the beginning of this trip, not real excited, and day after day it got worse. When I finally gave in and thought - I have to do this , I am here, just deal, at least we are all together and the girls are spending time with there Grammy- it got better. Change your outlook and everything gets better!

4. This is a beautiful sight/feeling! LOVE IT!


5. Watching billboards is quite entertaining. Utah has some interesting ones. I particularly loved, GOT SNOT? As a matter of fact, yes I do! I hope to snap some pictures on the way home to show you all. There was some funny ones.


Well there you have it - some of the things I learned this week. If you learned something please be sure to let us know. Leave us a comment. Have a fantastic fun filled weekend.


AMY - no cute sig today. I can't seem to get it to work.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Writer's Workshop- 3 Things You Would Just LOVE To Know About Me

For today's Writer's Workshop I chose prompt #5- What are three things we would love to know about you? Well, I don't know if you would LOVE to know any of this about me, but I'm going to tell you anyway. Don't worry there are no real big revelations or major confessions. Just three simple facts about Lady Di.

#1: I hide chocolate and other delicatable snacks in random, obscure places around the house from my kids....and husband. Although, I think my husband may be on to me because once he wanted to know why a bag of Reese's Pieces were in my apron and oven mitt drawer. Now, why he was in my apron and oven mitt drawer I do not know, but luckily it was unopened and I said I was saving it for "us". He bought it...I think. I have since abandoned that hiding place. No worries, there are others that have yet to be discovered.






#2: I LOVE baking and decorating cakes. I am a self-taught cake maker. I have a whimsical fantasy of owning a cool pastry shop and being a cool pastry chef like the ones on T.V. However, a little thing called "real life" gets in the way of that. No worries, I get my cake fix by making cakes for my kid's birthday's and there are plenty of nieces and nephews around to keep me busy. I even made a wedding cake once. Maybe when the kids are all grown up I will open that shop. Instead of being the Cake Boss, I can be the Cake Granny. The first picture is the Tea Pot cake I made for daughter's 2nd b-day.






My nephew LOVED Superman!














The Princess Cake for my daughter's 3rd b-day











It has black icin'! You can't even begin to imagine how hard it is to make black icin'! (it always just wants to stay a yucky gray color). It was great though, all the kids had black teeth and mouths. This was also for a nephew whose Daddy (my bro-in-law) is a 2nd Lt. in the Army.




#3: I believe in Guardian Angels. I recently had an experience that affirmed this belief. Some of you might already know this. A rather large tree fell on my parked Suburban while I was still INSIDE it. I won't go into too much detail, if you want the whole story and see more pictures (they are pretty amazing) you can go HERE. However, I will say that there was a series of events that saved me from harm. So, I am a believer in Guardian Angels. I am so grateful that I came out of the whole thing relatively untraumitized. Unless of course you consider the fact that I give every tree I drive by the "stinkeye".



There you have it. 3 things about Lady Di. Oh yeah, #1 is our little secret okay (pinky swear?)

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Wordful Wednesday- Supermodels...we are not!!

Many of you already know that we had a little belated B-day BBQ for my JD Boy on Sunday. After the party I asked the hubby if he could take some pictures of the birthday boy and me. I am never in the pictures because I am always the one TAKING them. Anyway, getting this kid to smile nicely (key word) is like trying to get him to relinquish his claim on my living room as "his field"...not gonna happen. Between JD Boy's inability to smile like a "normal boy", Hubby's dee-dee-dee handling of the camera, and my quitting attitude we turned out some LOVELY shots. I'm talking front cover of Vanity Fair, BAY-BEE!!!!

We begin with the open mouth pose (at least there wasn't food in his mouth)

Ok, let's change background and try the "sit in lap" pose, Uh No...looking a little "strained" there
buddy.

Maybe if I move in closer and give him the "squishy, wishy mommy hug" pose...apparently, he is sour on that idea as evident by the pucker on his face.

Time to change pose..let's try the stand by and look at each other adoringly...no, no son, you look at me, and what's with that "strained" look again...you need more fish oil dear???

I give up...Honey, just take the flippin' pictures and I'll just pose "JD Boy style" too, what the heck if you can't beat 'em...right??




And Finally....I think a semi-decent picture (at least of me anyway)















**Ok, I don't know how this happened. It's late and I'm a dork. However, the link to Angie's SevenClownCircus got messed up and now if you click on any of the text below my signature, it will link you through to her site. So, no pretty button, just my lame explanation of how un-techy I am that I can't even set up a link right.