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Showing posts from January, 2008


It's so beautiful here right now. This is the first snow in almost a year that wasn't classifed as a ICE STORM. I'm so tired of seeing ICE STORM 2007 or Winter Ice Storm 2007. I was so glad today's snow was just a snow instead of...ICE STORM 2008!

Today my 4 year old son and I have played UNO until my fingers were raw from shuffling cards. He won almost every time...even when I wasn't trying to let him win. We played for 5 hours. He wouldn't have stopped if I hadn't made him take a break to eat and pee once in a while. Right now he's busy folding all his laundry while I blog. He insists on folding all his own, and leave the adult sized stuff for me.

It's so funny to put away his tri-folded shirts that are kinda lumped in a fold. Hey it's still folded...not the way I would do it...but he's taking responsibility for his own laundry! WHAT WOMAN WOULDN'T WANT THAT?

One day he's going to make his wife a very happy lady!

From my shoot on Saturday

Just wanted you all to see the fruit of my labor from Saturday. These are a couple of many of my favorite shots I took. Stop by and let me know what you think.

New Travel Requirements

We will never have to leave early again.

New Airport Check-In Procedures
This eliminates getting to the airport 2 hours early, but you still have to take off your shoes.

We leave on a trip in July, and I'm seriously tempted to travel light...minus the umbrellas of course.


Today I'm shooting a friend and her daughter. Well not shooting them...but taking pictures. Every time I say shoot in conversation, I get weird looks so I thought I'd clarify for those that don't know that I love photography. Yesterday was in the 30's and today's supposed to reach 60 degrees. The weather here is nothing but crazy. You never know if it's going to have record highs or an ice storm a day apart from one another...and you wonder why it's called tornado alley...and the bible belt. We need Jesus to weather the storms here! Well we all need Jesus...but you get my drift.

I'll post some pics from the shoot on here with my friend's permission later today or tomorrow. I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Saturday.

As an update...I thought I'd lost 5 pounds (remember my new years post) but I've lost more like 2 1/2 pounds. I didn't set any resolutions to lose weight this year. I only promised myself to eat more healthy a…

Wordless Wednesday

A little about what I do

I need 4 thousand more dollars to make my month...anyone out there got it? Just kidding. I've got lots in my pipeline to make it happen, but I'm already past the half way mark in the month and it'd be nice if something just 'fell' into my lap. BUT how often does that happen?

A lot of you have asked what is it I do for a living. Well to give you a quick synopsis: I work for a great company that allows me to work part from home. It's a financial solutions company that allows merchants support whenever they either A) pay their own people or B) take payments from customers/consumers. So what does that mean? Simply put, I help anyone with their payroll, credit cards, or check services.

Credit cards is an interesting field. It's the only thing in the financial world that's NOT regulated by the government. That means, as a business owner taking cards, any credit card processor can charge you anything they feel without the government having any say in…

Hockey Mania

So my husband started taking my son to hockey games this last October/November. I don't remember which month, but it was toward the end of the year. My dad went with them one time, so it was a super guys night out. My son came home with his own wooden Blazers hockey stick that night, with the Marty Standish's name and number on it.

My husband is a sports anything enthusiast, from little league, football, bowling, baseball...etc. I think you get the idea. My son is going to be just like him. He's already rain man when it comes to games he's attended and the sports and team info. He can rattle off every Blazers game he's been to, who they played, and the score.

For Christmas, my husband's grandfather sent a nice check for my son's gift. We turned around and went down to the Ford Center to buy him an authentic hockey jersey. It was one he could grow into and still fit when he's like 8 or 9. As it is now, it looks like a short dress with the sle…

Buttcrack Blues

I think I may start a campaign in my state for butt crack awareness. I swear--I have never seen so much butt crack in my life as I have in the last few weeks. It's not like I'm looking for it just seems to find me.

...walking on to a car lot to see a potential client...BUTT crack...a girl leaning over cleaning cars...not caring what she's showing to the rest of the world...

...driving down the road... two work men fixing cable on the side of the road and guessed it---right out the for anyone's viewing pleasure... a restaurant...sitting down for a nice meal...and the table next to us...butt crack...hanging out for all to see...not very appetizing...

Now I know I'm not the only one seeing this people! Doesn't anyone else mind? And believe me, with the lower jeans I've got in my wardrobe, I know I've had a day or two when I didn't have a shirt long enough to cover. The difference is I'm aware of it and don't mak…

Unexpected Fatherhood

For Christmas my son got a hermit crab. Our 9 year old neighbor girl across the street has one, named Larry, which he's always been fascinated with. She'll bring Larry over to play, which just thrills my kid. For months, he's been wanting one.

One of my husband's co-workers got one as a gift, at the office, and was far from thrilled. My husband offered to take it off his hands, and we surprised my son on Christmas day. Now it's his own personal pet. Not that our dog isn't loved by my son, but this was given to him and it's all his. He knew he couldn't name it Larry, since that name belongs to hermit crab across the street. So he improvised and stole from his favorite new character from the Bee Movie, Barry Bee Benson. My son's hermit crab is now called, LARRY LEE LENSON. :)

My son feeds it, waters it, baths it...and plays with it daily. It's actually given such pride in taking responsibility for something that he's branched out. Now…

My bookshelf

Reading has always been an outlet for me. I read really fast, and can go through a couple thick hard bounds in a day. Now that I'm a mom, and have a life...reading is a pure luxury. I read when I can, which is usually right before bed time after I get my son to bed.

I've added a bookshelf on my widgets, toward the bottom of the page, that will give you a glimpse of a few of my favorites. I'll update it from time to time to show you what I'm currently reading, and give you quick review of that title. For now, you can look to all those titles on my shelf and know they're a good bet for an intriguing story line that will keep you hooked all the way through.

If you hit the arrow key at the bottom of the shelf it will show you all my selections. You can tell I like mystery, and a little romance from time to time, but I've also added the Writers Market, as I'm submitting query letters right now for my own manuscript. Cross your fingers for me. I'd say pr…

Work in whine

Any mom knows that once you go back to work after a long holiday season, it's hard to get your kids in gear. My son is fighting it so bad. At least it's not a full tantrum so to speak. He's just been whining and complaining, that it's not supposed to be a work day for mommy...that he's supposed to be with me. Don't I wish that were true.

Over the holidays I accomplished a lot. I finally did a 'once over' of my manuscript and fixed all the little bits that needed finessing. I worked out the last chapter, and started putting it down. Now I just have to complete the whole thing to give to my sis for her review.

As far as family and the home: The never ending battle of clutter is cleaned up! Ah-hah! It took five days off, but I did it...yay! (small victory dance) And amazingly enough, I did all the actually can see the bottom of an empty laundry basket.

For anyone that knows my family, that's a miracle. There's just three of …

How'd you ring it in?

Is it me or did Ryan Seacrest have some major blood shot eyes going on last night? Who knows how hard he's been working or if it was due to work at all, since New Years is party central, but it was so distracting to both me and my husband. He kept hitting pause on our DVR, saying, "Look how glassy and red they are!" Although I was diggin' his tie! It was very 80's.

It also made me sad fto watch Dick Clark. He's had so many surgeries, I'm sure. How else can his face be so smooth and his hands be so wrinkled? He seemed to still be sharp as a tack, but physically you can tell how he's breaking. He's such an icon, and I can't imagine New Year's without him on the tele! How old is he anyway? Does anyone know?

We were pretty boring last night...nothing exciting to ring the new year in. We sat like just another night and had our standard family routine. I put my son to bed a little more late than normal, and tried to stay up to see the…