Tuesday, February 28, 2006

round up

So we've reached the last day of February 2006 and it's time to Roundup Your Memories!Don't know what a roundup is? Well you can read all about it in last month's post athttp://roundupyourmemories.blogspot.com/2006/01/roundup-your-memories-introduction.html

February events & information:

* Did I watch or follow any of the 2006 Winter Olympics during the month of February? If so, what were my favorite events?

I watched some olympic events, I didn’t manage to see the opening or closing ceremonies, I always enjoy the figure skating and I really was interested in the new snowboard cross, an interesting even and action packed, I like speed skating too, so I caught a few events, we didn’t watch them with as much attention because they weren’t in the US this year.

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?

I read my March CK

I am reading Raising Cain- protecting the emotional lives of boys I am about ½ way through it. I need a prespective on J, and I want to know more about all the guys in my life Steven included. I want to beable to communicate better and make better judgements based on learing more about guys!

I bought Rachel Rays new cooking magazine, a nice magazine- but later heard a local food critic’s review on the radio of her new book, and the gal said she was all about the money and only turned on nice when the camera was rolling?? What is up with that.

I am re-reading the little red book of sales by Geoffry Gitmore , interesting and informative for my businesss.

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?

We rented Bill and Ted’s excelent adventure what a crack up. Enjoyed it fully and the kids thought it was hillariously funny too, with Keneau Reeves and Bill England I never saw it when I was in high school, but it is great.

T.v mostly the news and olympics. Music videos

What special days did I celebrate and how?

We have a very busy feb. at our house, I start off the month on ground hogs day with my birthday- I had a great time shopping and lunching with a friend that day.

Then we have Valentines day- S. Sent me flowers- roses they were great and lasted a long time – I gave hime a doxie calendar for his desk at work.

Then we have Hh ‘s birthday on the 21st, we made a cake and special dinner for her on the Sunday before, she got a new bedroom set and just loves it, mostly purple and a cool canopy thing, and little gypsy type lights, she got jewlery and a new lamb for her collection.

Her and S, worked so hard on her science fair project, she won a coveted place at the district level, so then we will see if she moves on up to state? They did a display of “What is electricity??” she had a blast learning all about electricity and how to produce it using all kinds of methods. She got a science fait medal and is overjoyed with it, all her hard work paid off.

Then we Had DSS D’s birthday on the 25th , we were going to have him and make a cake and special dinner for him, but he was ill that day and we didn’t get him for his birthday this year.

What illnesses or health concerns did I have in February?

I had a weekend of headaches but they went away,

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?

S and I went to the home show and the Naughty Show at the Colorado Convention Center neither time did we take kids, so that was acctually like having two dates this month with my Honey. I got to meet Frank the designer from trading Spaces ( one of my favorite shows)

We went to the Science fair at the elementary school as a family.

We had Shove Tuesday pancake supper at the church on the 28th and the boys’ Scout troop helped and got community service hours.

Our Boys studied the Merit badge for citizenship in the community and we attennded a local city council meeting. It was interesting and informative for them.

* What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try in February?

We ate at a restaurant called “ Gumbo’s” It was so wonderful, we miss having good cajun here in Denver. Steven had a steak filet that was so tender it was like butter and my pork tenderloin was so out of this world wonderful, we had great dessert too there our splurge. Maybe we will go ther to celebrate our anniversary this year too.

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
I bought myself a vibrating pillow - but broke it before I even had it ten days!

I didn't buy any scrap supplies this month

What were this month’s disappointments?

I can't find my scrap Mojo and haven't scrapped all month, I did make valentines and sent them out but that is the extent of my creativeness this month. I owe a journall for the 1000 journal project and I have to catch up there too.

What were my accomplishments this month?!

I made it through all that I had to do - 4 church bullitins - valentines to my friends- cards and letters to my pals. Not much else.

Monday, February 27, 2006


When you come to the edge of all the light you've known,

and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,

Faith is knowing one of two things will happen,

there will be something solid to stand on or,

you will be taught how to fly.

this was on a card I purchased in the grocery store a while back I took a copy of the front of it, it doesn't give a citation, but it had a nice little drawing of a blue bird and the script on the card was a nice font too, I sent it to my girlfriend Kate, but I enjoy encountering it on my desk occasionaly too.

There is no Friend like the old friend

who has shares our morning days,

No greeting like his welcome,

no homage like his praise;

Fame is the scentless sunflower,

with gaudy crown of gold;

But friendship is the breathing rose,

with sweets in every fold.

oliver wendell holmes.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

the word rhymes with Witch

When I stand up for

myself and my beliefs,

they call me a

When I stand up for

those I love,

they call me a

When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts

or do things my own way, they call me a

Being a bitch

means I won't

compromise what's

in my heart.

It means I live my life

MY way.

It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.
When I refuse to

tolerate injustice and

speak against it, I am
defined as a

The same thing happens when I take time for

myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish.

It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be.

I am outspoken,

opinionated and determined. I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
So try to stomp on me,

try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me.

You won't succeed.
And if that makes me a bitch ,

so be it.

I embrace the title and

am proud to bear it.

B - Babe
I - In
T - Total
C - Control of
H - Herself
B = Beautiful
I = Intelligent
T = Talented
C = Charming
H = Hell of a Woman

B = Beautiful
I = Individual

T = That

C = Can
H = Handle anything

"If you can't do something right, get a woman to do it."

oh you are so naughty....

we went to the Colorado Convention Center again last night for a Naughty little night out.... for this

Well let me tell you there wasn't a whole lot there, maybe there will be more in years to come. It was fun and a great date night none the less, we parked a ways away and rode the light rail down to the convention center.

we enjoyed some entertainment, purchased a few items and oogled over some other items :)

hmmmmm yeah baby.

Friday, February 24, 2006

I bought a vibrating pillow when we went to the home show


So I sent it back today, says it has a five year gaurentee. I love this thing! it is totally hoacky but it really works, it has a two way massager and you really feel it fast. LOL I have issues with my back aching and tired shoulders and bursitus in my shoulder blade, this has been lovley for two weeks. I even put my feet on top of it at the computer. I hope they send me a new one soon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Have you ever...
I totally stole this from a blogger at random-

Have You Ever...Smoked a cigarette or tried it:
hasn't everybody? yup. Hated it though liked cigars when s was still smoking them.

Crashed a friend's car: nope, did crunch the fender of one of my parents cars though.

Stolen a car: No

Been dumped: a couple of times, Once just this saturday_ i hate it. opps thought this read bumped dyslexia you know..

Shoplifted:Yes to young and didn't do it again.

Been fired/laid off: yes to both.

Been in a fist fight:No

Snuck out of your parent's house: Nope was always a good girl , yeah right.

Been arrested:Nope , hope to never.

Gone on a blind date: yes a very long time ago.

Lied to a friend:Not that I can recall, but I probably did at some point. But I am terribly honest to a fault.

Seen someone die: No.

Been to Canada:No, but I intend to one day.

Been to Mexico: No.

Eaten sushi: Yes.

Met someone in person from the internet:Yes. S and I met online first!!

Taken pain-killers:Ugh. yup

Had a tea party: Certainly when I was a little girl, went with a friend to a tea house for lunch if that counts, would love to do it again, needs to be on my wish list of places to go!

Cheated while playing a game:No. I'm too honest for my own good sometimes.

Fallen asleep at work: Almost I have one thing that is so boring at work, that it always makes me extremely sleepy and I have to play games, or music with myself to stay awake and on the task.

Used a fake ID:Um, yeah , but I was young and Dumb.

Felt an earthquake: No. Made the earth quake? yeah, baby.

Touched a snake: yes

Been robbed:Yes- if you count coming out of our appartment and finding someone pushing our Jeep away. Our first year in Denver- we lived in North Denver and didn't have anyplace to put our vehicle, we got things taken out of it all the time, then one morning came out early and someone was tring to steal it!!

Petted a reindeer/goat: Both

Been suspended from school: No

Been in a car accident:A few. Nothing major. A rear end that made Dd's shoes fly off, that was the worst one.

Had braces:No.

Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night:Hell YES

Witnessed a crime: Yes, and a couple of car accidents.

Swam in the ocean: yes, atlantic, pacific, meditaranian, caribean loved them all.

Sung karaoke: yes, sadly not very well and to drunk to care really :) .

Paid for a meal with only coins:Yeah, in high school you could buy A&W cheap and I am sure we scrounged, or taco bell.

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose: Yes with two brothers this is the kind of activity that boys do, funny cause now my boys do it too, and make my Daughter do it too.

Been kissed under mistletoe:MMmmm, yes.

Crashed a party:Yes, in a big way. While at College

Worn pearls: yes- lucky to have my grandmothers cutured pearls from the Caribean

Jumped off a bridge: I really can't re-call ever having done this. I don't particularly like to jump off anything so this is probably a likely NO.

Ate dog/cat food: No

Kissed a mirror: Only to leave a lipstick print.

Glued your hand to something: Glued two of my fingers together.

Done a one-handed cartwheel: When I was 6 or 7 I learned how, also no handed- but didn't coninue when I realized I could hurt myself LOL .

Talked on the phone for more than 6 hours: Nope tops a couple of hours , I talk all week long- not in the mood most of the time.

Didn't take a shower for a week:Never. Even when we have been camping .It was cold as hell, but I managed.

Picked and ate an apple right off the tree:Yes. I like any fruit and have no compunction about eating it right off the tree.

Been told by a complete stranger that you're hot:Yes

Monday, February 20, 2006

this is what the journaling reads-On Board the " General Patch" one of the last troop transport Ships. From Germany to the United States. Dad was assigned to oklahoma after thier return from Germany. Mom says I had a concussion from rolling into a wall below deck. To this day I just love these big ships, I have enjoyed several cruises now. March 1966.

This is a black and White Photo my Dad took, I drew the rest of the picture on the background paper using a pencil, and then going over it in a fine zig pen.

Here is a little history about this ship

Admiral R.E. Coontz (AP-122) (q.v.) was reacquired by the Navy from the Army Transport Service as General Alexander H. Patch 1 March 1950 and assigned to MSTS. Manned by a civilian crew, she operated out of New York to Bremerhaven, Germany, and Southampton, England, during the next 5 years, rotating troops, transporting military dependents, and carrying European refugees to the United States. During October and November 1956 she steamed to the Mediterranean where she supported peace-keeping operations of the mighty 6th Fleet.

Returning to New York 15 November, she resumed transatlantic service to Bremerhaven. From I956 to 11965, she completed more than 120 voyages to Bremerhaven and back. She also deployed to the Mediterranean six more times, and, during political crises in Jordan and Lebanon, she supported counteraction by the 6th Fleet.

In response to Communist infiltration and aggression in South Vietnam, General Alexander H. Patch departed New York 15 August 1965 for the Far East. Sailing via Charleston, S.C., and Long Beach, Calif., she carried troops and supplies to bolster American military aid for strife-torn South Vietnam. Arriving Qui Nhon 16 September, she steamed via Cam Ranh Bay to Vung Tau before departing the 22d for the United States. She arrived San Francisco 2 October, and from 20 October to 9 November she again sailed to Vung Tau with men and military supplies. From South Vietnam she sailed via Penang, Malaysia, the Suez Canal; and Bremerhaven, Germany, to New York, arrived 15 December.

Following seven transatlantic voyages to Bremerhaven and back, General Alexander H. Patch resumed troop transport duty to South Vietnam. After embarking troops at Boston, .she sailed 15 July 1966 and arrived Vung Tau 13 August. She departed the next day via Yokosuka, Japan, for Pusan, South Korea, where she arrived 2G August. There she embarked South Korean soldiers and sailed for Nha Trang 30 August, arriving 7 September. She continued to transport troops and supplies supporting the effort to repel Communist aggression in South Vietnam until heading home 31 December. She reached New York, via Suez and Gibraltar, late in January 1967 and was placed in ready reserve status while preparing for future service. Posted by Picasa

bloging for beginers

Darren at pro Blogger has a new series for beginers- but he will get input from others too, so this I am sure will be a great learning tool, I will need to follow along myself.

We can all learn a thing or two new everyday !

Sunday, February 19, 2006

well here it is the old photo

"Stories are all any family really has.
Fortunes can be lost, and houses can crumble. But rare is the family, rich or poor, that has no stories to pass on to the next generation: the tales of their forebearers' heroism and heartbreak, their successes and failures.
These aren't the kind of stories that make the history books; they're the ones told and retold at family reunions and graduation parties, to relatives who've heard the stories a million times or to wide-eyed kids who can't get enough of their clan's mythology."
~ Maureen Ryan (Chicago Tribune Staff Writer)

My oldest brother and I in front of Military quarters at Fort Carson Colorado maybe in 1968 - my Dad sent me this photo with the caption that we look like a married couple in miniture instaed of brother and sister, the thing I remember about this photo and a few others I have like it- is that we would go to a " jewish " sunday school and get dressed up really nice, then my mom would snap our photos, or Dad would too, we had a super 8 film camera too and there are a few of this kind of outfit on parade , we would walk down the steps and sidewalk and my dad would tell us to keep walking, meanwhile we would turn our heads and look at the camera, LOL .

I think this is one dress I liked, I seem to remember it being red with the big picture collar white, it had lots of minipleats and a little swing to it. all in all a fun photo- thanks Dad Posted by Picasa

week of feb 19

  1. Right time:: right place

  2. Funeral:: Sad event

  3. Calculate:: Math ( new math) end of day math

  4. Believe me:: Truth?

  5. Chat:: with friends online, with mom and dad online

  6. Anniversary:: mine and Sp coming up soon to 7 years

  7. Let you down:: others who don't walk the talk

  8. Shout:: get mad, have a fight

  9. Sweatsock:: yuck, stinky

  10. Prayer:: Daily those in need

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Friday, February 17, 2006

I was going to post a picture

but blogger won't let me upload it. it is an old photo of my oldest brother and me in front of army quarters when we first lived in Colorado . I will try again later.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


Plastic's Friday Questions

1- Do you have brothers or sisters? Tell a little bit about them. 2 brothers one is older by 15 months and one is younger by 6 1/2 years, my older one is career in the USAF and my younger is a poet.

2- What is your favorite type of food? I like cajun, and good mexican, lots of fresh fish ( hard to find in denver)

3- Scrapbooking technique you are scared to try? Not sure about the sewing machine.

4- Are you a messy scraper or a tidy one? Pretty Messy most of the time. wish I were more tidy : )

5- What is or was your favorite kids book? I loved the black beauty series and Heidi

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Well I had a spot of interesting news

My Boss ( the owner of the Business) proposed to his girl and she said yes, so sometime in the future they will get married. .... I am so Happy for him, she is a nice lady and sweet and good for him. It makes me happy to see him happy with his relationship. He is a nice man but had been batching it for so long I thought this would never come along for him.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

these things are addictive

You Are a Dreaming Soul
Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this worldSo much so that you tend to live in your head most of the timeYou have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all...But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult
You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others.Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.
Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul

I just want to publish I am a dreaming soul, i thought this was a pretty accurate poll compared to some. interesting if nothing else.

Monday, February 13, 2006

candy message! very cute, from Dawn's blog

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"

A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.
Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out

Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking

What turns you off: fighting and conflict

Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love

hh with valentine box

Here is the crafty girl with KI memories , celebrate life Kiss me series on her valentine box for school in the morning. KISS KISS Posted by Picasa


" We are truly loving when we help ourselves and others to be all we are meant to be. A loving life is a life where there is a balance between fulfilling our own needs and caring enough about others to help them fulfill theirs. " Alexandra Stoddard-

"ALEXANDRA STODDARD is a philosopher of contemporary living, interior designer, and author of many best selling books, including Choosing Happiness: Keys to a Joyful Life, in a thirteenth printing, and her most recent book, Things I Want My Daughters to Know: A Small Book About the Big Issues in Life, introduced at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, currently in its sixth printing. Her unique insights reveal the small but significant things that can be done to change one’s mind, heart and environment for the better. Her mantra is “Happiness is the first principle of life. Love & Live Happy.”" from her web site directly quoted.

this quote is from the calendar I have by my desk, it is one sent to me by my sweet friend Kate. She had it on her desk last year and I am enjoying it now. - It means so much to me to know that my kindness and love of others and helping them to move forward is key to happiness in my life, sometimes we get so bogged down with the dark and dreary everyday items that it is hard to see the good. Thanks Kate for shining light into my life, everyday this little quote calendar makes me think of you.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

word association

  1. Unorthodox:: unique in your thinking

  2. Skate:: roller skates, skater boys

  3. Hold on:: baby hold on.... a old song

  4. Europe:: Where we lived for 5 years

  5. Reminder:: pictures- memories-

  6. Gold:: the standard by which all things are mearsured

  7. Calcium:: what a body needs

  8. Rated R:: for redeeming qualities

  9. Saturday night:: LIVE!! Rosanne Rosannadanna

  10. Tell:: tattle , what kids do.

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

I met Frank Today !

I love TCL - trading spaces and I love Frank Bilec
SP and I went to the home and garden show in Denver Convention Center today and I got to see and meet Frank. He was so funny and cute. what a nice man. And what a character- I stood in line and got a signed photo, he was so nice.

He lives in Katy Texas- Gretchen Lives there too!

I would love for him to do a room for me! he was so nice and told all the ladies in the audience that dusting and housework can wait, if your child needs you go and play or do what your family and children need from you, fun , loving yourself is the best gift you can give those who love you! what a nice inspiration thoughtful man.

your french name ha ha ha

Your French Name is:

Geneviève Lacour

Friday, February 10, 2006

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. —Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877; trans. Constance Garnett)

this is the link to the 100 best book first lines

This line struck me tonight; weird how dysfunctional we are in our families, we learn warped stuff from our parents and we try not to do the same thing to our kids, but sometimes you just can’t get away from how you were raised.

Knowing and learning about my father’s family over the last few days has been interesting, it is insightful to know how alike some of the things are and how different other traits are. The perception is interesting too, who you know in your family, who you feel close too and why? How one person sees the other and how they can never meet in the middle. Why some kids are favored by one relative and not another?

Hh is favored by my parents over all the other kids ( boys) it is hard to make this o.k. for J who is their biological grand as well. Not to mention the unfairness around the SS D & D, but then you have Stevens Mom who is so wonderful to all the kids, and especially loves D younger. I am grateful all the kids have a grand like her to be a role model of fairness and equality to love them all.

friends- internets

I borrowed this from Swampangel's blog

I read this on Marilyn's Blog:
"If there is someone on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal."
I don't think I would make it without 'em..

My buddy Kate- we met in real life but the internet and scrapping have kept us friends! I feel my world is definatly a better place knowing her.

My Friend Karen- The world is definatly better, when you can count on friends! thanks for being there for the last three years!

My Pal Shelley - the redhead! yeah I always love reds, girlfriend.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

from my sweet friend Kate's Dd

a cool screen saver made just for me on my birthday. love'n it for sure. I can't wait until I can be grand Marshal of the Parade in Unadilla! Thanks my girlfriends.  Posted by Picasa

the real deal-

can you see!! a bigger seatbelt bag in my all time favorite color purple and a really wonderful wallet, silver seatbelts there too, both are so wonderful I can't even tell you how great it is to have them. I got a really precious hand made bowl from Hh too, and tons of great cards, including the requesite one with a groundhog day celebration.  Posted by Picasa

what a stack

this is my stack of presents and cards see those wonderful boxes, the kids and Steven love me Posted by Picasa

A week ago to day - celebrating double 21!

see my wonderful heart shapped cake? this is a cake from the Cake Dr. cookbook, chocolate with cherry , and lots of yummy chocolate frosting! and I adore that my wonderful Husband thinks of me in terms of 21! I had a wonderful day, I made my cake and dinner, but had lunch with a girl friend and then proceded with a couple of retail thearapy sessions! then I got to be home and open great cards and even greater presents.  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Scrapped the movie!

Here is a Manly link to what could be a hillarious movie-- if you go to his web site there is a link to go to a designer web blog and download a digital page kit too.

ringy pinky blingy

razers are all the stir but they are not all the same shade of pink, only the inside remains the same.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

roundup to a great idea from Katie the scrapbooklady

roundup Katie the scrapbook lady is inspiring- see her blog entry and references on the blog of me and scrapability

What books and/or magazines did I read this month? I am reading John Grisham “the Broker" I finished body double by Tess Gersham. I read my Creating Keepsakes, Real Simple and Everyday with Rachel Ray - I also read Big picture scrapbooking by stacy Jullian! how could I for get it.

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
We watched lots of movies, the most interesting were - red eye- wes craven directing, in her shoes ( chick flick) read the book. I haven't watched much tv I just watch music videos with Hh. the corpes bride ( very well done)

What special days did I celebrate and how?
We celebrated new years eve at home, nothing else really special- we watched the Broncos lose in the playoff game.

What illnesses or health concerns did I have in January?
I didn't have any illness, though Steven and the Kids suffered with colds and flu like symptoms on several occasions. My Brother is very ill and I have been having lots of conversations with his partner and making some hard choices.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
We had a couple of days after Christmas and during break where we did some clothes shopping with all the kids. We bought things we hadn't in a while. The Boys and I attended a “Merit badge College” I taught the citizen in the world course and the boys each had a full day of badges.

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
I bought a basic grey notching tool, I love that hardware, I bought cute holiday valentine paper made from KI memories, it is very cute, I intend to make valentines for friends and family.

What were this month’s disappointments?
I wish I had more pages in my albums done, I didn't go to a crop this month. I miss the time spent with others who enjoy the same hobbies I do.

What were my accomplishments this month?
I purchased some organizers and thought about organizing my scrapping space. I committed to making some small journals for a project called 100 journals, and I have completed my first one.

Friday, February 03, 2006



A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and
visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage,
about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood,
the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned
a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.

"Don't forget your Sisters," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to
the bottom of her glass. "They'll be more important as you get older.
No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love
the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters.
Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.

"Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women...
your girlfriends, your
daughters, and all your other women relatives
too. "You'll need other women. Women always
'What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. 'Haven't I
just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now
a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup!
Surely my husband and the family
we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and
made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after
another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew
what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and
their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life.

After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've


Time passes.

Life happens.

Distance separates.

Children grow up.

Jobs come and go.

Love waxes and wanes.

Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

Hearts break.

Parents die.

Colleagues forget favors.

Careers end.


Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are
between you.

A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by
yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim,
you on, praying for you, pulling for you,
intervening on your behalf, and
waiting with open arms at the valley's end.

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you.

Or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters,
sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and
extended family, all bless our life!

The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I.

When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the
incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead.

Nor did we know how much we would need each other.

Every day, we need each other still.

Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful.

I just did.
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am
thankful that thorns have roses.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


A Little Bit About Me :)
1. What are you actually supposed to be doing, instead of filling out this forward? Probably going to bed, though I am taking the day off for my birthday

2. If you had to get a tattoo, what would you get and where (and why)? I have always wanted a little tiny heart- near my own heart. Though I am really envious of my friend kates foot tattoo of a butterfly.

3. What's the most annoying ringtone you've ever heard? I don't like the high pitched ones or annoying musical ones.

4. What kind of calendar did you get for 2006? Hh made me one that is so good, the other is a photo location one that a vendor sent to me. Oh I bought myself a new autum leaves one too.

5. What is the last dream you had (at night, while you were asleep) that you can remember? That I was married to my co-worker- weird!! I really didn't want to be.

6. What song do you find yourself singing in the shower? I have a shower radio - that I LOVE! I sing all my favorite country tunes- on my favorite station KYGO

7. What's the most inappropriate place you've heard a cell phone ring? Church- during a funeral service.

8. If a $100 bill fell from the sky right now, what would you spend it on? I would get Jimmy a new wheel thing for his bike, then maybe buy myself a new top or pants.

9. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? I love dairy queen soft serve chocolate with cerry sundae topping, whipped cream and mixed nuts.

10. What skill do you wish you had without training for it? Graphic design on the computer

11. If you could only keep one modern convenience, what would it be? ONE? oh my...well, hand's down...an 'indoor' toilet

12. What's the most beautiful thing in nature that you've ever seen? This is so hard! I live in the most beautiful location in the world. it is hard to beat a fresh snowfall in the woods camping.

groundhog central

Celebrate the Day ! tomorrow is my Big Day and Scott's too!! Here is the link to your nearest ground hog. have fun and figure out your weather for the next six weeks.

Here is the official web site for Phil- whom we can all hear about tomorrow.

get official 2006 stuff here

another Groundhog video feed sight

Grog- a ground hog blog LOL

a birthday club - for baby groundhogs

Rodent HolidayChubby ground squirrels The roly-poly rodents you sometimes see munching grass along roads and highways are groundhogs (sometimes called woodchucks). They’re large members of the squirrel family, but unlike many of their arboreal relatives, groundhogs stick to the ground. And they are probably the only rodent that has a holiday named after them!

Groundhog DayEvery February 2, people across the nation watch as folks in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania gather to see if the groundhog emerges and sees its shadow. If so, legend has it that there will be at least six weeks of wintry weather left. If the day is cloudy and the groundhog is shadowless, spring will come early. The groundhog’s supposed aptitude for predicting the weather is based on German folklore that goes back several hundred years. The first official Groundhog Day was in 1886, and since then groundhogs have been successful in forecasting the season only 39% of the time. They may lack meteorological skills, but they’re expert hibernators.

well you know what they say....... now to see if I see my shadow tomorrow as I am officially a prognosticator too. or is that procrastinator??? LOL

phil 2004

February 2nd has been decreedA special day, special indeed When I predict just once a year If winter stays or spring is near! Posted by Picasa

ground hog

MY Dearest friend Kate sent me this cutie a couple of years ago it is a ty puchatawny phil 2004 very cute and loveable. She also lives in a groundhog celebrating town Unadilla NE
Unadilla Bill - Unadilla, Nebraska
In January 1988, the Lt. Governor signed a proclamation declaring Unadilla "Groundhog Capital of Nebraska." It is celebrated with a Wild Game feed, and (weather permitting) a parade. Posted by Picasa