Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tagged!!! 6 Quirky Things About Me!

My super cool friend Donna tagged me, I must admit after reading other persons quirkiness I realise there is a lot of wierdos here in blogland, I love you all though, and, I am no different:

1. When I listen to music I sometimes check the beat with my fingers, if the song ends not in a multiple of 5 I consider the song lame!

2. When I piss other drivers off, (not often) I give them the shhhhh sign as I pass them, yes the fingers on lips!

3. I cannot share my kitchen with anyone!! I can share someone else's kitchen fine, but my kitchen? keep out! And I will gladly cook for you :)

4. I wore the same ear ring to work for 3 years straight! I am not big on jewelry, in fact, now I wear no ear rings at all!

5. As a child and even now I feel a deep sense of sadness when our carnival season is over, (most people accept it and move on, I mourn it)

6. (oh boy) I find that people's cars tend to look very much like them, especially my father's car, it looked exactly like him, and even now I always see a resemblance of people in their cars.

Oh yeah coo-coo!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #2

This is an older Friday Fill In I choose ove at Janet's who hosts Friday Fill Ins, there are so many you can choose and fill in any one you like!
1. I believe whatever doesn't kill you makes you really really mad!!

2. If you're good at something, show off!!

3. Why so quiet

4. Something is out there, it's mosquitoes.

5. If my life were a sitcom, it would be titled Fighting Fabulous Forty.

6. Sitting on my back porch [if you don't have one, use your imagination] I see work to be done in the yard.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to sleep, tomorrow my plans include the beach, and Sunday, I want to go to church for a change.

My Bucket List

Sorry I'm just now posting this, I so enjoyed reading everyone else's list that I ignored mine. Not to mention this for some strange reason is hard for me to do, I cant exactly say why but I just cant get a handle of things I would like to do before I, you know.

Any way let me not over think it as I am in the habit of doing at times and just make the list for pete's sake.

1. Shop like a celebrity, you know with the never ending credit card.

2. Travel first class to really great cities in the U.S and Europe.

3. Go on a second honeymoon with my hubby w/o the kids and not have to think of

the cost at all.

4. I would like to invent a technology similar to the 'future crime' movie (with Tom Cruise) where criminals can be caught before commiting the crime.

5. I want to see my son and daughter get the best education, get fantastic jobs, marry wonderful and caring spouses and give me grandkids!!

6. Get physically strong and in shape again just like in my Army days!

7. Speak another language fluently, and keep it a secret until I travel with friends or family and

then BAM!! break out the French! haha

8. Get my son wild about reading!

9. Start my own business and have it be successfull.

10. Of course meet up with all my blogging buddies!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

OK What happened yesterday, Some party huh!!

I have a hangover like something else!! My head is throbbing, I remember telling Kieth that I was going out with Donna for a few drinks and would be joining the rest of the gang, as a pre-birthday lime. woooooww! It's all coming back to me now, the cake the music, the CAKE!!

Now i know why I did not bring any (chocolate?) cake home for the kids!! Justine where the heck did you find it, wait you said you made it? I hope to God your kids were at school. Boy you ladies could party!! Deb thanks for the ride home, you make a great designated driver!!
Buffie, while I appreciate the ten rounds of 'happy birthday' each in a different key (10 versions of OFF) I swear your voice is still ringing in my head!! I remember Shmecky trying to steal my lovely silver and black cake, mumbling something between Janet's nonitas about painting it pink! well it's on my blog now and you still cant have it!

Kathy (HSWT) thank you for the crown, maybe I'll save it for Keith when he turns 40, yeh that's right i gots me a younger dude!! ha! Frenchie dont get your panties in a knot! I was saving my bucket list for when I turn 4-0 ok??
Artist Kathy, I thought it was because I was drunk why the portrait you painted of me looked a bit 'aged' but damn girl!! I see it now and WTH????
Mama, girl you were front and center with the stripper!! you could party like somthing else!! Chris fear not I survived!! Toot Toot Tootsie!!! Are you back home yet? Thanks for making the trip!
My sweet Bridget, girl you should see me now, the stale make up and the bags under my eyes, dont look so hot now, trust me!!
Penny you got there a bit late but you shore did not waste time on the 'chocolate' cake, it was a fight to the death between you, Justine and Buffie!!
Kady girl the party was rockin'! But i got cake for you girl!!
Anyone who missed the FAB! party put on by my super, beautiful, thoughtful, darling friend Donna, check it out I could not ask for a better way to ring in my FABULOUS FORTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

All about Mr Man



OK, carry on.

Found this over at Smililing Sally's and stole it as usual, here you answer questions about your hubby, yeh I know I'm bored ha ha!! I'd like others to do this if you want to, about your better halves or your boyfriend (I know you have a boyfriend Donna!) lol!! Or about anyone you want to!

1. He's sitting in front of the tv, what is on the screen?
Fox soccer channel or any other soccer channel any where in the world

2. You're out to eat what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?

3. what's one food he doesn't like?
Black eyed beans!!

4. you go out to the bar. what does he order?

5. where did he go to high school?
Deep South (a country bookie)

6. what size shoe does he wear?
9 1/2

7. if he was to collect anything, what would it be?
Vintage telephone cards

8. what is his favorite type of sandwich?

9. what would this person eat every day if he could?

10. what is his favorite cereal?
Post Shredded Wheat

11. what would he never wear?
Skull Caps

12. what is his favorite sports team?
Barcelona soccer team or what ever their name is

13. who will he vote for?

14. Who is his best friend?
Former Classmate from the South

15. what is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
He would say blog, but I think he secretly likes my blog

16. how many states has he lived in?
States? 3 towns thus far

17. what is his heritage?
Mixed, mummy African and dad South American (Venuzuealan)

18. you bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?

19. did he play sports in high school?
Yes, football, cricket, basket ball, played all these sports in the Army too

20. what could he spend hours doing?
Watching soccer, or driving us to a remote beach

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Penmanship and Time to Get Real

I have seen persons receive pay it forward gifts and the lovely cards that accompany them, I always admire how nicely they are written, and I often think it's a good thing I don't play this game because I would be so embarrassed to send a card to someone with my horrible handwriting. Now for someone involved in Office Administration for most of my working life you would think I would develop at least a decent handwriting but nooooo, it's really bad.

What do you guys call penmanship? here it is the subject in primary (elementary) school that teaches you how to form letters and stuff, any way as a child i remember hating that subject sooo much!! I always saw it as a waste of time, I mean as long as you can understand what I write that's what is important right? So my issue now is this, Isaiah hates penmanship and is giving me the same reasoning!! I kid you not! I feel like such a fraud lecturing to him the importance of penmanship, not to mention that it freaks me out how much of my personality he has.

So one day our blogging friend Donna over at Donna's Story was paying it forward and I told her I would love to play, but but I think I live just too far away, well her reaction was that she doesn't care if i live in Paris! So I await the package that is crossing the seas, when it gets here I will share with you guys of course.

So now it's time to get real, after having kids I always wondered what it would be like to be a SAHM, to be able to spend the formative years with my children, I have been home a little more than a year now and it has been great, but, there is a but, with the recent purchase of our new vehicle I think hubby is under a little strain, so I am ready to go back to work. I also wanted to explore opening my own business but somehow the ideas aren't flowing as they were before and I feel a bit apprehensive about making an investment and risking losing it.

So I hope to be working soon again, for now I will enjoy what ever time home I have left, hopefully it wont be too long, there are some projects I want to complete and start, like my master bath, I would like to install a bath tub, and a really nice vanity, and a new shower stall for that matter, the only thing we added to our shower after moving in 7 years ago is a shower curtain!, also I would really like to buy some out door furniture to finally furnish this area:

So please wish me luck with your thoughts and prayers regarding my job hunting, it's not as easy as I thought. My husband's salary is good enough, but it cant do all the projects that I have in mind. Also extra curricular activities for the kids, the costs can really pile up! Oh and save save save!! I really got to get good at that.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #2

Isaiah at 5yrs old, pre school graduation.

You can click on the pic to make it bigger if you like.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

I discoverd 'Friday Fill-ins' at Smiling Sally and decided to join in considering I have nothing to post today, I liked the idea, Friday Fill-Ins is actually hosted at Janet's. You can pay Smiling Sally and Janet a visit to see how they answer theire questions, I thought Sally's answers were particularly fun!

1. I enjoy Carnival

2. Money is something I wonder about often lately.

3. In your heart, you knew I'd have a daughter one day.

4. Take a blogger, add a little comments and you end up with a happy blogger!!

5. Life has gifted me with a wonderful family.

6.Silence is an instant vacation.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to housework, tomorrow my plans include more housework and Sunday, I want to hire a maid!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #1 & an award!

My friend Lisa does Wordless Wednesday, I thought I would join in, so here's my no-so-Wordless Wednesday!

This is my seven year old son Isaiah buried in the sand at Maracas Bay.

Also, my sweet blogging friend Donna gave me this award!! While reading other blogs I learned that it meant "This Blog invest and believes in the proximity".

As per the rules I am going to pass it on to three of my many favorite blogs!

I would like to pass this blog on to my sis Sadie ha! yes her name is sadie!! and she is about to become a medical intern in Chicago! We're so proud of her and her achievements!!

I would also like to give this award to Penny because she is such a sweet person, her kind and caring ways shine through in her posts and her comments which apparently she loves to do even more than putting posts on her blog! hint! Time for another post girl!!

Also my other sis Nina she is a SAHM of four boys who have all gone their merry ways, now she is an empty nester and learning to deal with it! (She never did get the girl!!)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bridget this IS fun!

Thank you my dear bridget I uploaded my family's photos today (you know the family look alike thingie and boy! The results were totally not what I expected! Turns out niether Gabby or Isaiah looks like Kieth or me!

So now it's back to the drawing board!

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Vintage photographs - Old pictures

I just cant imagine why my dear, sweet, blond child Shelia does not look like me!!

Do you guys know why!!?? (I am terribly worried about this!!)

Could you imagine why I would post a picture of my face 9months pregnant!! Boy I must reallly love you guys!!

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Genealogy searches - Genealogy sites