Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Well Shadoobie...

My daughter says that word a lot. I take it as slang for Shit, she said one of her friends saw it on the show Chelsea Lately. I haven't watched it so I don't know. I thought it sounded cute anyway!

1. I tried to put a snazzy new background on my blog. I found out if I do that I can't look @ my blog @ work so I had to delete it. That stunk! That's why I didn't do Meet Me on Monday.

2. I wish we had more fonts!! I wonder if there is a way to get more? If you know, tell me!

Not a whole lot going on, just running kids everywhere!! Today we have tennis, football practice, basketball practice, and cheer leading (another football game). I won't get home until late.
I do have some good news! Wilma is coming on Thursday! She helps me clean! She is only supposed to do floors and bathrooms but she does so much more! I didn't use her much this summer as we were home and we have "fair weather friends" over so we keep the house picked up. If you have a pool you know what fair weather friends are. These are friends that start calling in late April, early May cause they know you are getting ready to open your pool!
Have a great day and come back tomorrow for Random Wednesday!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sittin' Here.....

I am sitting here at home on Saturday night doing nothing but cleaning, laundry and blogging. I went to the grocery store this morning and can y'all guess what is right beside the local Food Lion where I sometimes shop???? OMG you guessed it....a freakin Liquor store.. I had $7.00 cash in my pocket so I trotted my big ass over there and bought myself some coconut rum. I am now about 3/4 way through the bottle. I like to mix it with diet coke. That is a mighty fine concoction. If you haven't tried it you should. Not that I am encouraging anyone to to sip on some island delight...
C is over at his workshop next door and I will have to go over there in a minute cause I am almost out of "Juice". He might drive me back down there for a little more....maybe.....If I play my cards right.
Its been quite a while since I have indulged. I am fairly certain C likes when I get a bit tipsy as it always works in his favor by the end of the nite!! If you know what I mean..wink wink...
I am going to go kick my sulking ass tween out of the living room so I can listen to some classic rap on On Demand..If y'all are out this way, stop by and I will mix you up some Island delight.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Answers Are As Follows For 5 Question Friday:

1. How many pets do you have? I have 1 spoiled rotten Chiweenie named Trixie. I have always liked large dogs and never thought I would enjoy having a lap dog, but I was wrong wrong wrong!

2. If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be? Would I get their money and extravagances too?? Now that's the question!!! I think I would like to try to work on a Cruise ship. I want to be in a high position so I wouldn't have to sleep in the bunk rooms. Sort of like Julie on "The Love Boat"!!

3. What is your favorite money saving tip? When I know that my children and I will be out all day doing errands or whatever, I will go by a restaurant that sells sweet tea by the gallon and buy a gallon of tea and 4 cups and that usually lasts us all day. Thats about the only tip I have!!

4. What do you want your kids to be when they grow up?  I want for them to be happy, well-adjusted, & good members of their community. I hope that they make good choices in love, but you really never know do you?? I also want them to have great friends who will stand by them through thick and thin!!

5. What is your favorite quote? I have several! The one from Ronald Reagan is my favorite, because a lot of times I think I am afraid to REALLY look at things! The others speak for themselves.

Don't be afraid to see what you see.
Ronald Reagan

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.
-- Winnie the Pooh

I used to believe in forever . . . but forever was too good to be true.
-- Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Are You Kidding Me??

This is my schedule today:
7:30-3:30 work
4:00 - whenever Tennis meet
5:30-7.00 Football practice
6.30-8 Basketball
8-9 bball lessons

I told you that to tell you this: My husband has been home sick with a stomach thing for 2 days. Y'all know I am not the most tolerant of his crap. So he calls me this morning to tell me his cousin (who doesn't work but lives off his daddy's money, and there's quite a bit) wants him to go to Alabama to pick up a truck.  I had told hubby earlier this week that I would probably need his help on Thursday. So, I was like "I thought you were going to help me today???" C starts this pity shit Cousin needs me to go..blah blah blah. Does he really think I give a flying f#$% what his cousin needs?? Anyway I finally just said leave me some damn money on the table and get the hell out of this state before I get home! Needless to say, I don't think he went!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Random Dozen 25 August

1. What is your favorite Mexican dish? I love all kinds of Mexican food. My absolute fave is Arroz con Pollo. I like to enjoy that with a margarita infused with a healthy shot of Patron!

2. When you were a kid, did you get started on your homework right away after school, or did you procrastinate? I did my homework in the evenings right after supper. I like to do things at set times..eat @ 9-12-6..yadda yadda...but it hardly ever works out anymore...I would say I am a tad OCD but only about certain things!

3. What is your favorite store for home furnishings? I can't say I have a favorite store. I look around and price shop. I like Pottery Barn. My F-I-L loves to woodwork, so I usually pick an item and he makes it for me!

4. When you were young, did you like school lunches? Absolutely, I work in an elementary school so some days I still eat school lunches. We actually have a good meatloaf.

5. Is religion a crutch?  Anything can be used as a crutch. I do not think so for me.

6. In your region, what is the "big" (most popular in the community or state) high school sport? Now remember I live in the South. East Tn to be specific...
With boys, it's definitely football. We have big big rivalries. With girls, it's basketball. When little girls are born in my town..parents know within moments of their birth, if they are going to play for Pat Summit @ U.T. or if they are going to be cheerleaders!

7. Do you consider yourself rich? Lord, what a loaded question. That's way too deep for me @ 8 in the morning. I would like to be richer in all areas!

8. Which of these would you have the best chance for success in administering:


B) Heimlich Maneuver

C) Changing a flat tire

B..I think I could handle that. Maybe C in an emergency..

9. Which dance would you prefer to learn & why:

A) Salsa

B) Hip Hop: cause you burn more calories & that's the dance phase I grew up with!

C) Waltz

D) Swing

10. What's the worst news you've ever delivered to someone? I had to tell my mom that her brother died and then a few years later that her mom passed away. When her mom passed, I can't remember if I actually told her, but I was there. She lives in Southern California.

11. Name something you learned in college that had nothing to do with classes or academics.
 There is a thing as too much alcohol!

12. New variation on an old question: If there's a song in your head that just won't get out, what is your favorite (or most repeated) line in that song? I know that is will shock my friends but....the song "Moon River"...when it says "my huckleberry friend...moon river.dah dah dah..."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Why Can't I Be A Genie???

Do you know how bad it sucks not to be a genie?? I could just nod my head and all the stuff I have to do is done and its done right!! Today is Thursday. My kids have Tennis, Football, Basketball and Cheer leading today. I would nod my head and POOF! My house would be clean, laundry done, supper fixed, hell, I could probably POOF through "special" time with hubby. I would probably have to wear neck brace because of whiplash!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Shall Be Random!

1. What is your favorite fair/carnival food? I love corn dogs, funnel cakes, and deep fried Twinkies.

2. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of ? Lord Have Mercy YES!!! Guilt, anger, resentment, grudges......but I will tell you something I taught myself...when I am dealing with all this in the middle of the night..I think to myself "Are they laid up in bed worrying about you?" The answer is NO..and then I drift peacefully off to sleep.

3. What is your favorite gift to receive? A cookbook...I read them just like a regular book. I also love the universal gift of love...COLD HARD CASH!!!

4. When was the last time you tried something new? I had a massage last week...I am not a touchy feely person.

5. What is your favorite and least favorite book genre?

Memoir, Mystery, Political Intrigue, Romance, Humor, Historical Fiction, Historical nonfiction, Chick Lit, Self-Help, Other

My least favorites are: Self-Helps, Political Intrigue, and Murder Mysteries. I will and do read everything else. I read all the time.

6.Silver or Gold? Silver. I don't wear much, normally just earrings. But I would prefer my nicer jewelry to be gold.

7. What makes you sigh? Sometimes I see a  moment(s) with my kids, seeing people that I miss terribly, and the occasional sight of my first true love.

8. If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you claim you are? 25

9. Would you break a law to save a loved one? To protect a loved one? No, I believe in tough love. I also believe you have to let people learn from their mistakes. My heart would break for them though.

10. If you had to teach something, what would it be? History!! Without a doubt!

11. You're having lunch with 3 people whom you respect and admire. They begin to criticize a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. What do you do? Sit there and keep my mouth shut. Its pays to play dumb sometimes.

12. Which of the 5 Love Languages is your prominent means of experiencing love? Words of Affirmation

Quality Time

Physical Touch

Acts of Service


Words of Affirmation

Monday, August 16, 2010


1. What is your favorite dessert? My Aunt Cherry makes a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Its just your basic cake, but it's my favorite. It just may be because its made with love!

2. What do you wear to bed? One of C's t-shirts and cotton shorts

3. Do you get regular manicures/pedicures? No, I have never had a pedicure, but I plan to soon!!

4. Did you play any sports in high school? Yes, I played volleyball and softball. Believe me, we did not wear those teensy little shorts back then!!

5. Do you have an iPod? I have an iPod shuffle that belonged to one of my girls before they received a better one. I still prefer the shuffle!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Guess What Ya'll??? It's 5 Question Friday!!

Five Question Friday!! 8/13/10

1. Have you ever visited another country?  Yes, I have actually lived in England for almost a year.

2. Where is the strangest place you have ever been? All I can say is that it was in Newport, Cocke Co. TN. If you are familiar with the area then you know, if you don't have a clue what I am talking about...let's just say you're better off!

3. What is your favorite season? I like Spring and Fall, the best. I really enjoy Summer. I hate Winter!!!

4. What one song will always cheer you up? "Shake Your Booty" by KC & the Sunshine Band

5. What Disney character do you resemble most? Cinderella.....Who the hell else!!!! lol

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Can I do it??? I know not..??

My van is like a rolling house. You could look inside my car and find enough stuff to keep a small village alive for a month!!
M is playing tennis for her school, fall basketball practice starts next week, C is cheerleading, & P is playing football and practices every day but Wednesday. I am never home my laundry is backing up and I am worn out!! C is working until dark every night, so I am doing this by myself. Truth be known, even if he wasn't working I would still be doing all the running. I know that when my kids are gone. I will wish for these days back again, but hell, it will wear you to a nub!!
I also had my first massage today. A local chiropractor sent his massage girls to the school and gave free 15 minute massages. I am not a touchy feely person and I had to keep reminding myself to relax...wtf?? Reminding myself to relax during a massage? I am thinking I need to do it more often!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Randomly Me

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1. When was the last time you laughed until you cried? It was at a birthday party a few years ago. I was sitting by a friend of mine and a bird pooped on her face. RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES...the bird had eaten some purple berries..y'all know what I am talking about....I still laugh like a hyena when I tell this story!!

2. If you found $10 today, what would you do with it? Give it to my daughter, I owe her $10.00......

3. Do you volunteer anywhere? No and I am ashamed. I will when my kids are older. I used to before I had kids.

4. What is your favorite summertime veggie or fruit, and how do you eat it? Tomatoes & cucumbers. raw with salt and pepper.

5. Is your social sphere (circle of friends) small, medium or large? Close friends are a small circle.

6. When was the last time you attended a family or school reunion? How did that go? I went to my 20th high school reunion last summer. 2009....I don't remember much, but I felt really bad the next day for some reason. ha ha

7. When you're feeling blue, what is the best way someone can cheer you up? Just by saying kind words and a smile.

8. Have you taken a vacation this summer? I went to Kissimee, Fl to watch my daughter play in a bball national championship. We also went to Cocoa Beach.

9. What is the most unnecessary item you carry with you all the time? Sauce packets from fast food restaurants...they are ALWAYS in my bag.

10. What is the best summer flick you have seen so far? I went to the drive-in movies and saw Toy Story 3 and the A Team! Loved them both!!
11. Describe a perfect summer day. Layin by the pool with friends & family and just having fun!!

12. Please a share a favorite photo from the summer so far! Don't have them loaded yet!! sorry

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I guess I lied!!

I lied. I will admit it. I said I was going to start blogging again and I lied. However, now that school has started back and I have a little more computer time, I will renew my blogging!!