Friday, October 31, 2008


I take great joy in any opportunity to dress my dogs. It's a sickness I know...but it makes me laugh so I ain't lookin to stop anytime soon.

luckily they have a good sense of humor about it.

HAH ya gotta love a good "bee" joke.

ok..maybe not everyone thinks it's funny.

But we do agree on one thing for sure.....The whole gang here at our house wants to wish you all.......

And since this is a night for TREATS....I was "treated" very kindly by the following amazing bloggers. Firefly over at firefly-shop
Gave me this beautiful award. It's a special one she created herself so I feel really honored to have it. Go visit her and check out her beautiful blog!!

And Ally from Mommy Love
Who has a blog I just found recently.... gave me this beautiful award she designed and created! Isn't it cool! She has three adorable kids and a really cute blog. Go give her a visit!

AJ from "A work in Progress" was sweet enough to think of me for this award. I've been going to her blog for quite some time. She has these 2 adorable daughters that make me smile...and she has lots of fun idea. Thanks AJ!

And finally.....This award is very special to me. It was given to me by Beth from Aunties with Advice When I discovered her blog I just knew that I would be hooked on it forever. She is such a sweet lady and she warms my heart with her kindness. And her blog always makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Go meet her if you haven't already. You'll see exactly what I mean.

Thanks to all you lovely bloggers. The awards are a precious gift and I greatly appreciate them.


Thursday, October 30, 2008


Today is my birthday. Yeah I know...big whoopin deal right? But for me it's somewhat year older, which we all know really sucks....but one year closer to retirement, and that Ain't a bad thing. I'm coming to grips with this whole aging process....not like we have a choice. It's either deal with it, or do mass quantities of mood enhancing drugs. So humor me while I take a stroll down memory lane.

It's me...4 months old or so....Check out my rack...huh? Sheesh they sagged even when I was a baby...guess not that much changes after all.

1 year old....and coincidentally the last time anyone said "SHE'S ADORABLE" After this I learned to talk...for some reason that was the beginning of the end of my "cuteness"

Kindergarten....I'm only showing this one because I LOVE me some poodle skirt! Could someone talk to the "fashion experts" and convince them to bring these little numbers back in style!!

This picture is one of those extremely rare moments when my mouth was actually shut. Subsequently a great day for my teacher.

I have no idea what I was smiling certainly wasn't the hair do.

Great job on the bangs mom.....hire a professional next time please!

Awww 3rd grade....I was feeling some serious angst because I had just learned that the transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was no longer accepting applications. It was a bad year.

I'm pretty sure this was the year that the voices in my head were telling me to kill you.... & dad...this probably should have been an indicator that braces were a good investment in my future.

High School.....Those were the days. Anyone care to guess how many cans of hairspray it takes to get your hair to stay like that?

I actually made that shirt I'm was the one and only time I demonstrated any domesticity...I mention this because I'm trying to distract you from looking at my head.

You know it's the 70's when you can stand three feet away from your date and still not be able to crop out his hair!

I found out years later that the guys had a weekly bet going as to which cheerleader would have the hairiest legs....guess who had the best odds?

See that dopey naive look....yeah he wiped that off my face in a dang big hurry. Chalk this day up to "DUH"

Awwww 4 generations of the women in my family......You ever see a white woman with a better afro.......Nice work least you didn't do THAT to me.

Had to throw this one in for Halloween......Saddest part about this picture.... the hair-do wasn't part of the costume....that was my everyday look. And I didn't even live in Texas!

The first appearance of armpit fat...and....the last time I could actually bend over and touch my toes.

And his picture celebrates the last time I could even SEE my toes!

So here we are....Older, wiser....wearing stretchy pants. I'm to the point in life where I slow down in the grocery store when I pass the "Depends" Aisle... Not yet reaching for them....but surreptitiously glancing at the label.

I'm learning to adapt to crows feet...age spots... gray hair... chin hair. I hate wearing a bra...which at my age, not sporting one isn't a good idea. But us mature ladies come up with solutions, it's that wisdom thing.....I've decided to tattoo a picture of a belt across the tops of my boobs...that way when I lift up my arms and they peek out the bottom of my shirt....they'll look like part of the outfit.


Monday, October 27, 2008

It's all about perspective.....

If we can take this.....

TO THIS.......



I am going to bring large, extremely loud, machines into your yard. I will do this very early in the morning......on your day off....when you've been up late blogging.

I will create large clouds of dust......because I know you just dusted your whole house.

I will tear out all access to your back yard. So that you must jump the olympic athelete you WISH you were. Or you will be forced to walk around the house....knowing that walking is the bane of your existence.
I will destroy what little green grass you had know....the few blades that the moles didn't already ruin.

I will dig HUGE mud holes for your clean puppies to roll in, so you will have to bath them every day. And I will dig tunnels under the they can escape. Then you will have to chase them down the street...with your old lady breasts going all googly moogly because you didn't have time to put on a bra. This will entertain us and your entire neighborhood...while we watch you shriek your pooches names and try to waddle quickly after them.

And we will take our time doing it.....we begin week we ain't in no hurry to finish.

P.S. Just a heads up....I just found the funniest blog....You gotta go over there if you want a HUGE belly laugh. Make sure to browse the older posts. I was DYING this guy is so funny. So go see Bill libbey....and then come back and thank me !

Friday, October 24, 2008



A CHILD'S VIEW OF THUNDER STORMS.....................

A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning. The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school. And she feared the electrical storm might harm her child. Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school. As she did, she saw her little girl walking along. At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile. Another and another flash of lighting followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile. When the mother's car drew up beside the child, she lowered the window and called to her 'What are you doing?' The child answered, "I'm trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture."

May God bless you today and everyday as you face the storms that come your way.

And I'd like to thank Maria from "Unpretentious Style" for being so sweet and giving me this award....

...let me tell you a little something about Maria....she lives here........

I know...every fantasy you ever had was in a room like this right!!!
But it gets better....she looks like this...........

Totally UNFAIR....she has amazing decorating skills....she lives in a fantasy house, she is GORGEOUS....but haven't heard the best part. She's actually NICE....really...not just pretend nice...but really down to earth...sit and chat with a cuppa....NICE. Doesn't it just make you want to scream? Thanks Maria....I appreciate the award......even though I seethe with Envy everytime I look at your gorgeous home! Head over to her blog and take a look for yourself...that is if you dare!

And check out these two great awards from FireflyShe has a great blog with cool ideas for kids stuff and great recipes....yummo cheesecake! I just discovered her blog and I'm sure you're gonna love it!

Thanks so much for thinking of me!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Massachusetts: Oh how I love thee.....sorta

Suzanne who has one of my new favorite blogs over at "Lavender and Roses" Recently tagged me with a challenge to name 5 things to love about my State. I'm gonna preface this post with this....I am a Utah girl born and raised...I miss home with a beastly passion. I've only been in Massachusetts for about 7 years. So I'll give this a go....but I'm not sure this is such a good idea....and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna offend a few of the natives.



I'm not kidding....there is a Dunkin Donuts on every single corner in this entire state. You'd think they'd all be a bunch of fatties...but it seems to be just me!

All right...I'm forced to admit it. Massachusetts is the most gorgeous place on the planet in the fall......

AND ANOTHER VERY GOOD THING: In 1891 James Naismith invented basketball. YAY JAMES! I do love me some Basketball.

Sadly though...I am a traitor to my current state.......GOOO UTAH JAZZ


The state of Massachusetts has developed it's own unique language.
Here are the rules to speak proper "chusetts"...

If it ends with an "A" it ends with an "R" ...examples:

Idear--------a thought or notion

Santer Clause-----a jolly old elf

Brar-------------used to hold up your boobs

Atlanter------a city in Georgia

And if it ends with an "R" it ends with an "A"....examples:

Cah------an automobile

Baa haa Baa-----a city in Maine (Bar harbor....that one needs translation)

Yad----the lawn where your kids play (wait that word doesn't end with an "r" oh well I don't's funny anyway.

Drivah----the guy behind the steering wheel of your "cah"

The Mayor of our illustrious State Capitol would be one Thomas Menino....lovingly referred to as "Mumbles Menino"
....If you don't believe me...just ask WIKIPEDIA...they say

"Mayor Menino is known for his distinctive voice and malapropisms....citing the following: He called L.S.D. the greatest president we ever had. When talking about parking issues..."It's like an Alcatraz around my neck"....referred to someone as a "man of great statue".....and told the press "when you're elected, people elect you".

You gotta love a place that re-elects a man like this! And DON'T even get me started on the Kennedy's.

And finally....6 toed cats are so common in Boston and the surrounding parts of Massachusetts, that experts consider it an "established mutation"....hmmmm.....

Maybe that should be the new state motto...Massachusetts: an established mutation.

I also want to thank Mrs. Demiranda who is a total sweetheart and one of the toughest ladies I know. She is dealing with some amazing obstacles at the moment. Go over to "The road less traveled" and read her love will break your heart. She gave me this lovely award....and I really appreciate it!


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