Wednesday, November 18, 2009

~♥~ I WISH WEDNESDAY ~♥~


I wish....................................All terrorists were into fashion...it would make them so much easier to spot!



I wish.......................This wasn't how I've been feeling lately.



I wish.............................to see what she makes him wear at their wedding!



I wish...................................men got smarter with age.....but alas............



I wish.......................that today's society was smart enough not to need this sign.



I wish......................budget cuts weren't hitting our schools so hard.


I wish...................budget cuts weren't hitting the workplace as well.


I wish..........................people would think a little harder before they name their business.



I wish......................................the 70's would come back...dayum men were hot back then!



I wish......................truth in advertising wasn't quite so....honest.


I wish............................my daughter Lacey would quit working out. I used to be able to put some fear in her when she needed to behave...it's not so easy now that she knows she can kick my butt!



I wish..............................this didn't make me laugh because I can relate! (just kidding hubby)



I wish..........................that my new job was an interpreter. I don't even speak Japanese and I'm pretty sure I could do as good a job as this guy did!




I wish......................this hair style would come into fashion....I'm pretty sure I could rock it!


I wish..............................I was a senior citizen....they can get away with anything and still be cute!




I wish......................................to say....Amen.




I wish.................................the government wasn't running the auto industry.




I wish.....................................he was my Grandpa!




Thanks for joining me for another "I wish Wednesday". I wish I could get my blog mojo back so I could show up here more often.....does anyone know a cure?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friendship, Hope, & a whole lot of Love ♥

Hey everyone....I know I've been a very very bad blogger as of late. But winter is coming and that means less weeds and more computer time!

If I can....please let me borrow a few minutes of your blogging time for a very special friend. Back several months I did a post about going to the Boston Marathon with my dearest friend on the planet Lori Scovill. It was a huge surprise to me how much I enjoyed the experience and the amount of inspiration I got from the hard work and extreme dedication those runners have. Coming up on November 1st my friend Lori will be one of those bat crap crazy dedicated runners at the New York City Marathon. YUP a pretty dang big deal. I am immensely proud of her...she blows me away with her ability to meet this challenge. I am so excited to get to see her and her husband run, and to stand on the sideslines screaming my head of like a lunitic, cheering them on. Luckily we'll be in New York where lunatics run rampant so I won't stand out in the crowd.


I'd like to share with you the beautiful heartfelt words of my friend Lori about why she runs...and who she is running for......It will touch your heart I'm sure.
Running in Honor of Joseph O. Davidson


“When I think of words to describe Joe the first one that comes to my mind is integrity; others are unwavering faith, friendship, kindness, and gentleness. He is a wonderful father and an incredible husband.” ~Kathy Davidson


“Joe Davidson was my mentor and will always be my friend. He is an intellectual giant, a scholar, and a gentleman. He is a legend at the Language and Culture Center at University of Houston, where he served as director for twenty-three years. From the early onset of Parkinson’s, I saw him quietly and courageously continue to work with grace and dignity and great purpose. He is my hero.”

~ Joy S.Tesh, Director of the Language and Culture Center, University of Houston


“Dr. Davidson was more than just my Spanish teacher. He taught me how to be a better person.”

~ Nathan Scovill


Dear Friends,
Terry and I are excited to run the New York City Marathon to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation to cure Parkinson’s disease. On November 1, 2009, I will put on my shoes and run 26.2 miles in honor of Dr. Joseph O. Davidson. Why do I run? And why the Michael J. Fox Foundation?

This has been a challenging year for most of the people I know and love. When faced with problems as enormous as disease or widespread economic hardship, it can be difficult to feel hopeful, or to believe that there is anything one person can do to turn the tide. But what I KNOW, what I have learned from my experience is this: It is the small, loving, positive things we do that become the strength and momentum that does turn the tide, that does create positive outcomes, that does change the world.

Two years ago, I didn’t run—ever. Marathoning is a new sport for me. It has taught me so much about life. You can’t run a marathon on marathon day if you don’t practice for weeks and weeks in advance. Marathons aren’t about marathon day. Marathons are about the small, seemingly inconsequential daily choices you make while you train. Marathon victories (for us mortals who just aim to finish) begin at four in the morning on a regular Saturday when it’s 88 degrees and humid outside. It’s won when you get out of bed and do your long run anyway. According to Marathoners, there are two halves to a marathon--the first twenty miles and the last six. What I’ve learned is that the first twenty miles on Marathon day happen because you train well for the previous 20 weeks. Success in the first twenty miles of a marathon is earned during those “private,” day-to-day victories.

That’s why marathoners say that you run the first twenty miles with your body and the last six miles with your heart. They are right. At some point after running the first twenty miles, your body is finished and you hit “the wall.” That’s why the second half of the marathon is the “heart half.” You have to run it with your heart because your body is finished. It also explains why crowd support makes such a huge difference on Marathon day. Being cheered on gives you strength you didn’t know you had and carries you over the tough spots. There is nothing quite like having someone in the crowd read the name on your running bib and cheer just for you, “Come on, Lori. You can do it.” I would not have finished the Houston Marathon without the love, cheers and encouragement of my friends and family. Cheers literally help runners reach beyond the pain and find their heart.

I told my high school best friend, Nikki, that she needed to come see the Boston Marathon. I was there to watch another best friend, Veronique, run. Nikki told me running was “not a spectator sport.” She came anyway. During our adventure, Nikki found herself sitting at the bottom of “Heartbreak Hill.” It is the third of three long, steep hills that just happen to occur in the “heart half” of the Boston marathon. Folks are already tired and bleeding when they reach the bottom of Heartbreak Hill. They are spent. You can see the pain on their faces. A former runner was standing next to Nikki trying to cheer runners on. He couldn’t find the right words to say. Nothing he shouted seemed to help. Then he shouted, “Heartbreak Hill? Heartbreak Hill? You OWN this hill! You OWN this hill!” Runners heard him. They smiled. They gathered their strength. They picked up their pace. They found their wings and ran up that hill. Nikki had to fight back tears as she told her husband the story.

Joe Davidson is an amazing man (read below for more details J). He is also an extremely private man. Joe Davidson has faced with dignity and courage his private, daily battle with Parkinson’s disease. He has done this for years now. I feel immensely honored that Joe has allowed me the privilege to run for him and to gather a crowd to cheer him on during what must be the “heart half” of his race. I told Nikki’s story to Joe the same day I asked him for a picture to put on my Michael J. Fox Foundation webpage. Joe smiled and said, “What we really need is a picture of me at the bottom of Heartbreak Hill.”

That is why I am running the NYC Marathon for the Michael J. Fox Foundation to cure Parkinson’s disease. That is why I am sending this letter. We need your help. Your support, your cheers, your messages, your love, your encouragement and your contribution WILL cheer Joe on in his fight to beat Parkinson’s disease. Your willingness to get involved in a little way WILL make a big difference. Your response is just what is needed for researchers to be able to pick up the pace, to find a cure, to develop wings to help Joe up this long and difficult hill. I believe the Michael J. Fox Foundation, more than any other organization, is uniquely and strongly positioned to find the cure for Parkinson’s disease. There is hope. The hope is us. Run with me.

JOE, YOU OWN THIS HILL!

Thank you friends!
Lori Scovill

To make a donation and to leave Joe a message, click the link below.

http://tiny.cc/ayHM7


I'd like to thank Lori for allowing me to post this beautiful message of hope and love. She is an amazing woman and I can't wait to help give her "wings" in New York next month.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

~♥~ I WISH WEDNESDAY ~♥~

I wish..........................that I had known earlier why it took my hubby so long in the bathroom. Suddenly it all makes more sense. Notice the "free do not disturb sign" I hate to break it to you buddy...but if you own this game....you ARE disturbed.




I wish.........................to inform the makers of "Uro Club" that you ain't fooling anyone! Yes...that's right....it's a fake golf club that comes with an attached towel that you URINATE INTO...... I'd hate to see the version made for lady golfers!



I wish............................the makers of children's toys would "re-think".....sure... Every little girl should have her own toy stripper pole.


I wish......................to tell the subway people...."You can't blame the ladies" they probably all got a "peek a boo" stripper pole for their 7th birthday!



I wish.......................the makers of the "bump it" would have stuck with the human market. Although this bitch is "workin it"!



I wish............................ I'd known sooner that dogs could read! Crap I'm in so much trouble if Crumpet finds my blog!






I wish.......................You'd all stop hatin on me.




I wish..................we had even more of these dedicated law officers.





I wish.........................I could get married all over again....just to wear these shoes.



I wish....................I could get married again and infuse some honesty into the event.

And after that happens.............this happens.......



I wish.........................to say (while we're on the subject of weddings) that there is a cool new blog where you can tell all those stories about your hubby and his dopey shenanigans that you can't post on your own blog. Lets face it...we can only dish so much dirt without fear of him actually reading our blogs someday. So check out "stupid things husbands do" and share your REAL stories.






I wish.........................to declare that under no circumstances do I condone violence of any kind...............well........maybe just a little.





I wish.........................to never be on the train whose engineer needs this sign.







I wish...............................to ask the question...........




I wish...................that my daughter Lacey didn't have me on an "eating lifestyle change" I've been on this DIET (yes honey I said the bad word) for so long....I'm having some unusual cravings.........




I wish...................that my "eating lifestyle change" will start working so I can fit into this new luxury apartment.




I wish........................I didn't listen to Lacey about changing my eating habits...heck who knew all I needed to do was get my teeth fixed?????




I wish...................to inform my hubby.... IF you give me this as a gift..... I'm gonna start sleeping with one eye open and a gun under my pillow....I'm just sayin...


I wish.............................His mother had been a member of "planned parenthood"




Thanks for stopping by for another I wish Wednesday....and here's to wishing all your "gettin skinny" wishes come true! As for me......I'm heading for the chocolate.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I'M FREAKING TICKED OFF!

Hey everyone. I know I haven't been around much...and that will continue for a little while longer. Summer demands my attention.

However I have to take a second and do something that is out of the ordinary for me here on my blog. I know I usually keep it light and none to serious. But I'm pretty ticked off at the moment. So bear with me while I am serious and angry for a moment.

For any of you who are fans of Glenn Beck, and appreciate his honest and straight forward TV show and radio show...you've probably heard that some of his sponsors have pulled their ads. The liberal media like the Huffington Post and others are trying to silence him and get him off the air. It's amazing to me that "Liberals" are the first people to SCREAM "Freedom of Speech" when they have something to say. But are also first in line to try and shut up anyone who doesn't agree with them. Well ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. We as conservatives have sat by long enough and let them push us around. We have jobs and families we love and take care of, and in so doing, we have less time to attend protests and write letters and generally harrass anyone who disagrees with us. But the time has come to start fighting back. This country is never going to survive unless good and decent people take action.

It is a simple thing to go to the websites of the companies who have pulled their ads, find the contact information at the bottom of their web page, and send a quick email. If we all let them know that we will no longer be buying their products or shopping in their stores as long as they are trying to silence a good and decent man who is only telling the truth. The fact that these companies caved in to the liberal media needs to be addressed. If you can take a few minutes and send emails to any or all of the following companies it would be a "very good thing".

Walmart, Best Buy, Travelocity, Geico, SC Johnson, CVS, Mens Warehouse, Radio Shack, Proctor & Gamble, State Farm, and Sargento Cheese.

I don't expect all of my readers to agree with me. That's one of the best things about this country, we're allowed to have and voice our opinions. I have lots of liberal friends and readers who already think my political views are nuts. Which is fine...I think civil people can agree to disagree. I just felt compelled to try and do something to stop this from happening to a good man. It's amazing how much power we have if we just use it. Thanks for letting me RANT. And I hope you're all happy, safe, and having a great summer!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

~♥~ I WISH WEDNESDAY ~♥~(10 minutes early)

I'm baaaaaaaack. And I'd just like to say thanks to all of you who actually noticed I was gone. It's heart warming to know I was sort of missed. And I missed you all so very much. I can't wait to catch up on what everyone has been doing. Although It's gonna take me awhile. . . . .


I wish...........that I could say that I haven't ever seen this look on my hubby's face. ..but I have....and more than once.




I wish..........................I was a cat....they get away with everything.





I wish................my summer wardrobe was this stylish!





I wish.....................to tell Weight Watchers.....GET OFF MY BACK ALREADY!






I wish......................To say AMEN! Piddle on toilet seats is not classy....you ever sit before a thorough inspection?????







I wish.........................to give kudos for keeping it on the rail. Nice work!






I wish.......................Personal responsibility was still in style.





I wish......................to get me one of these snazzy mailboxes. Heck...most of the stuff that goes in mine is total crap anyway!






I wish.....................that mine came with the recliner option.



I wish....................to reserve a burial plot...dude's gonna need one.






I wish...................Ozzie hadn't left me for this woman....or was it for the squash?





I wish.............this wasn't true. ....but sadly my septic tank and Washington are filled with the exact same crap!






I wish.....................we all had a mommy to love us this much. All together now.....AWWWWWWWWW








I wish...................no wait....I KNOW I'm gonna have me one of these babies when I get old and feeble. You'll be gettin the heck out of my way or wishin you had!




I wish.......................I could take Kristina to New York....although this "almost made it to New York" post is too hilarious to miss...so maybe it was good she didn't make it. (and Kristina....why is your crotch so close to your ankles....and below your dress???)






I wish...............to also inform Kristina that THIS is how you work a "Bump it"!!



Thanks for dropping by....and I hope your wishes come true faster than I publish new posts!

 

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