Monday, October 03, 2005


Not sure how you spell it, but we got toilet papered last night! It was our first time! lol The kids were all trying to figure out who did it. I have no idea, we have a few guesses, but really it could be anyone. The kids are so excited. They don't realize, they will have to pick it up after school. I figured I would wait to burst their bubble this afternoon when they got home.

Monday, September 26, 2005


It is such a gorgeous day outside! I just can't believe it! It was fun walking home with the kids from school. Thanks God for a nice afternoon!

Monday, May 16, 2005


I missed the first hour of Survivor last night--I am so aggravated at our cable company. For the past 3 months (at least) CBS has been blacked out on Channel 3 and we have to watch Survivor on Channel 10. Well there is an hour delay as well between the channels, so on Ch.3 Survivor is on at 7pm and on Ch.10 it's on at 8pm. I checked yesterday on the tvguide online and it showed the same for this week. So last night Josh and I peeked at 7 to see if Ch.3 was up or not and it wasn't so we watched Extreme Home Makeover and the turned to Ch. 10 at 8pm to watch Survivor and it was already starting it's 2nd hour. ARGH! Talk about frustrated!

But anyway, on to what happened on the show-- I cannot believe that Ian hung on the thing for 11 hours and 55 minutes and then decides to step off and not go to tribal council. That's just crazy. I can't believe everyone made him feel so bad for flipping on his alliance. GOOD GRIEF! It's a game, a game of deception, manipulation, and betrayal. If you can't handle people using you, don't go to the game! Katie & Tom both would have cut Ian loose or betrayed him at any point when they felt he threatened their game. Talk about irritating.

So Tom wins--no surprise there. And he is a tough guy and he did what it took to get there. I'm just frustrated because no one took him out when they had the chance. He was an obvious person who needed to go early on but no one had the guts. They all talked about how Stephanie was too tough to stay, but HELLO, this guy won 5 of the 7 individual immunity challenges. How dumb can you be?

Anyway, it's frustrating but it's over. I found this season to be extremely disappointing. I thought it was one of the cruddiest batch of players thus far. It was so predictable! Ugh.

Ok, so I'm done now. I guess I'm gonna have to go check out some books because all my shows have wrapped up for the season!

Friday, May 13, 2005


Ok, so we all know that I enjoy reality TV, and it's May so the shows are wrapping it up!


Well, my first pick in Rob & Amber didn't work out--they got second. But I was THRILLED Uchenna & Joyce made it! They were an awesome couple and I'm so glad that their integrity paid off. (If you didn't catch the show, Uchenna and Joyce were at the finish line location but wouldn't go in until they had paid their cabbie his full fare! They had to beg people in the area for money)


Bo, Carrie, or Vonzell (sp?)? Who will it be? Personally I think that Bo should win it, but obviously Vonzell has a lot of fan support or she would have been history a LONG time ago! She's a terrific performer--lots of fun to watch but her vocals are just ok in my opinion. Carrie is a good performer and has a good voice, but she's not like "wow". And Bo is great, as long as it's his genre. He has a GREAT voice and is a good performer, but he kind of does the same thing over and over when he performs--that rocker look, pick up the mic stand. But we will see.


The best reality tv series in my not so humble opinion. Honestly these are probably some of the worst players I've watched in awhile. They're not so bright--unless they are editing things funny this year. I was glad to see Caryn go last night. She's not very good at the game and is too much of a swing vote. It was a brilliant move for Jen, because now she can sidle up to Tom and more than likely get seat number 2 if Tom wins immunity and keeps her. My picks for this year were Stephanie or Ian and seeing how Ian is the only one left-I guess I'm rooting for him. Josh and I think maybe Ian might be in love with Katie, or at least infatuated with her, just because of the big boo hoo scene last night. He was genuinely tore up about her hurt feelings. I think it would be really hard to keep emotions in check in this game. I know that when I sit down to play poker with my friends they are going to do whatever they can to bluff me so that they can win the hand and it's not because they don't like me or they want to hurt me, it's because they want to win the game. They are going to use whatever they know about me, against me. And that's what Survivor does as well. You use whatever you learn against the other players so you can come out on top. But if you forget that it's a game and make it personal than you can get your feelings hurt really easily. People must lie to you and get you to trust them and then betray you. It's the only way you can win. The only way that you get around that is if your allies get beat out earlier in the game and you're on your own to jump from group to group to make your way to the top.

Well, I'll definitely be watching...

Friday, February 11, 2005


1. What is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you?
One time Josh (my husband) ordered pizza after the kids went to bed and we sat on our front porch in candlelight and enjoyed a late night snack and quiet conversation. It was for no reason except just to spend some time together.

2. Who was your first love?
I'm not sure, because I have learned so much about love since being married that I now know that even when I got married I didn't have a very good grasp on love. My first "crush" would have been around 4th grade and it was on Tommy Bell.

3. Chocolates, flowers, or something else?
Anything that shows forethought. That's what I appreciate about gifts the most--not what it is really, but that the person took the time to find something they thought I would like.

4. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Absolutely not. I do believe in attraction, infatuation, and that tingling sensation you get at first sight--but not love. Love takes time and it's less about you and more about the other person. At first sight would just be about you.

5. What do you have planned for this Valentine's Day?
My mom is coming over and I am fixing a special valentine's day dinner.

Friday, February 04, 2005


1. Have you ever tried meditation?
I have tried to sit still for awhile and relax and try to focus on God. But I have never meditated nor been successful at sitting still and clearing my mind. The only time I have ever come close to clearing my mind is during extreme pain when I had to focus so that it wouldn't hurt so bad. I wish I could.

2. Do you pray?
Yep. I'm not the type who has a specific time I pray or way I pray or place I pray. It's more like a continual conversation. There have been times when I have literally "gotten on my knees" to pray, but it's not an everyday stance I take.

3. Worst nightmare:
I'm not sure it's my worst, but it's definitely reoccurring and is difficult to shake. I dream of tornadoes. Sometimes people I love are swept away, sometimes I am swept away, sometimes I am successful in keeping my family safe. It's odd.

4. Do trolls live under your bed?
Umm. no.

5. Make a wish:
It's the same one I always make--I wish that my children would grow up to be happy, healthy, and most of all will know and love Jesus.

Monday, January 31, 2005


I just can't help it, I love reality tv. Not all of it, mind you. Josh and I have been getting into the Extreme Home Makeover that is led by Ty Pennington (you might know him from Trading Spaces). A group of designers choose a family and then completely tear down their existing home and construct a new one in its place! It is phenomenal what they do in 7 days! Talk about changing people's lives--changing the world one home at a time. I applaud Ty and crew for what they are doing and for coming up with an awesome show. Our kids love to watch as well! (It's on Sunday nights at 7pm on ABC.)

Saturday, January 29, 2005


The big beautiful flake kind of snow! It's gorgeous! I could watch it for hours. Cup of hot tea, warm blanket, good book, low lights and just sit and watch the snow.

Friday, January 28, 2005


Some time ago I participated in a "Friday Five" blog where the contributor would post 5 questions for you to copy and paste to your own blog and then answer them. It was a fun way to have something to talk about. Well that blog ceased to exist, but I have found MANY other blogs with the same idea. So after perusing a couple (i'm not a big shop around kind of gal), I picked Friday Fiver

Here you go...

1. Do you use profanity?
Are we in a court of law?--do I have to just answer the question or do I get to explain? lol Yes I use profanity. I have used it in times of anger, I have used it to tell a joke, I have used it to make a point, and I have used it in reference to what someone said. But is it a regular part of my vocabulary--no.

2. What are your favorite words of frustration?
Farfanugen or Dang it or That Sucks

3. Did your parents ever swear in front of you?
Yes. My mom usually did when she was really really mad. But it was more of a rarity than a daily occurrence.

4. Do you think films should be rated based on the language they use?
Yes I do. I get frustrated especially at PG rated movies for the language. Usually they have a really fun story, but then they add the language and spoil it. My kids (the boys especially) enjoy repeating lines from movies and so I'm leary of allowing them to watch movies that have profanity.

5. If you could curse out someone right now, who would it be?
I'm not mad at anyone right now, so I don't have a desire to curse out anyone. (As a side note, I'm not sure I have ever "cursed out" someone..I've thought about it, but I don't think I ever have.)

Thursday, January 27, 2005


It is interesting to me that I am a person who rarely has nothing to say, but yet I find it difficult to blog consistently. I'm always grasping for something to type about! It makes me stop and wonder, do I really say anything of worth all day?