Showing posts from July, 2008


After chilling for the month to chill and especially the last couple of days, I'm just catching up to central standard time, wishing I was still on island time. None the less, it's time to get back to daily life, which means running errands and taking care of things like voting. Yesterday, was such a day - voting day. There is a vo-tech near my house where I'm registered to vote. After rolling up to the entrance in a white tank top and no makeup, I'm sure some would raise an eyebrow or two. While I shouldn't be out of place on a school campus, most ladies in Oklahomans get dressed to the nines. Add the fact that it's hotter than hades so my hair does nothing in this weather. And, in the dead of our summers, shorts are a must. Walking in, I got the standard question, "Democrat or Republican?" Which I replied, "Republican please." Not that I'm a straight party girl, but if I have to choose then I fall in that cat

Island Recap

Since the last ten days have been go-go-go, I'm surprised that I'm not more worn out! It was a huge blessing to have that hustle and bustle of only fun stuff, not stuff I have to do, housework, laundry, and returning phone calls. If anything I'm extremely relaxed and could keep that pace up for a bit longer if only to be where I was, having that kind of fun. I think my husband is over-ready and thankful to be home though. I wore him out with my schedule in Oahu, because I 'had' to fit everything in our three day period before island hopping to Maui for the rest of the trip. My son is the age I was when I first lived there, and I felt this need to show them every one of my favorites from that time in my life. We had to do this...we had to do that...we had to go see this person and have lunch with this friend. I was almost frantic with it, because  I didn't know when I would have the time or money to come back. I know by the time we reached

Wednesday Words

So I've been in Hawaii since Friday. We spent Fri-Monday on Oahu with my family and had pot luck dinner Hawaiian style the first night. Thirty-plus family and friends came and it was so sweet. My Anti Aimie made special food for my husband since he has severe food allergies. My son got to see all my favorite places that I would frequent when I was his age. It was so cool to see this whole new world through his eyes. Since Monday, we've been chillin' in a multi-millionaire home that my brother-in-law booked for the week. We all are chipping in to stay here, and it's still less per night than most hotels. So it's like we have our own private resort, with a luxury that we could never afford. Scott and Mindy get married tomorrow, which is the main reason we made this trip. I can't wait to see them take their vows on the beach in front of a small select group. I'm so happy for the two of them and can't wait to see them stand up tomorrow. My

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So tomorrow is take off time! You can read about how I'm feeling here . But in the meantime I still have to: **Return my son's shorts I bought for the wedding, that don't fit. **Take my dog to the vet. **Pick up my husband's epi-pens. **Pick up the dry cleaning. **Take some clothes back to a friend, that she loaned me. **Make sure all is packed for my son's travel bag. **Go to Victoria's Secret to use my gift certificate...I need underwear. **Go to Best Buy to use my gift certificate...I need to buy a handheld little camera. **Go get some last-minute essentials like wipes, snacks, jumble word book, and -----anything else that I've forgotten. **Take my son's hermit crabs to my mom to care for while we're gone. OH! And go deposit some money in the bank! And that's all today! Yikes!!

Travel time for little T

YAYYYYY Friday's almost here. Our trip to Hawaii to not only see my family in Oahu but island-hop to Maui for a family wedding. I think I'm behind the curve ball already though with so much still to do in preparation for our flight! Ahhhhh! I have to organize a good enough travel bag to entertain a five-year-old for the long flight. Here's what I'm going to include for my son, little T: *Leapster *Coloring Books/Crayons *iPod *UNO Cards *Blank paper/Pens *Mini DVD player/kid movies *Gum, snacks, water/juice Do you think these things are enough for such a long trip? We've only flown to California with my son, and I'm not sure what to expect. Other than a hyper little kid who can't sit still for too long in normal circumstances! All I know is that when he was two, flying to Cali was enough to swear me off air travel with a kid for a very very long time! I can't link to my blog from that trip, as it's my myspace account and it'

photo opp or oops

Ok, I had to send some shots to my publisher for press releases and book covers. I'm letting you be the judge of which one you'd pick. Actually, it would help me if you would, so I would know which would work best...or if none of them work at all! Thanks all! Let me know which you think would work best. I'd appreciate your help.

Happy Fourth of July!!

Here's a message from me and my little one to you!