Friday, August 31, 2007

To my sister....

Today is my sister, um naief's (hypnotic verses) birthday.
She lives in a far away place so I can't give her a big birthday hug or a pat on the butt for ALL THE YEARS she has been born ;-) Us Americans have a weird tradition to spank the butt for the number of years that you have been born, BUT was that ever a tradition, really? Don't worry I am not saying how many (even though the little sister part of me is coming out... LOL)

But what I can do is tell her how very much that I LOVE HER and that I MISS HER so very much! I can also sing (or type) the birthday song, so hear goes...imagine my voice, okay? Or maybe not.

Hymmnnn..... cough cough. Wait. Clearing throat. Okay.

Hymm.... Doe, Ray, Me, Fa, So, La, Tee, Doe........ cough cough.


Any many more. On channel 4... don't let your butt get hit by the door!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Back To School

My daughter started 2nd grade this past Monday. 2nd grade!!!!! OMG... I am sad.
This was her first day of school. She was really nervous and excited at the same time. Doesn't she look so grown up?
She wants to grow her hair long for this year but I am so tempted to whack it off!
Kudos to Kate.
You go Girl!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Back Home

We are back from our vacation.... We had a great time. Fished a lot, played a lot of games, hiked, had picnics, and went site seeing. Had some good cold beers and yummy hot dogs, steak, chicken, fish (of course) bacon and eggs, marshmellows, a bottle of wine, a few mixed drinks.... lots of junk food (isn't that what vacation is about?) and how on earth I didn't gain weight is beyond me! My daughter had fun fishing with daddy. Daddy caught this trout and it weighed in at almost 5lbs. (Haven't ate it yet) A big brown bear came in our camp site and wanted to meet us in person (he got up on his hind legs... and was trying to tell us Who is Boss), my dog got stung by a bee in his mouth and got really sick from that, one of my brackets from my braces broke and my mouth got infected and my hubby had to cut off half my wire with these old wire clippers from the tool box in the truck, and OH YEAH.. the truck broke down 1 hour away from our designation and we had to wait 3.5 hours for Triple AAA to rescue us to take us back down the hill (not in the correct direction) to spend the night in the RV park and then hubby spent the entire first day under the hood trying to fix the clutch fan (which he did half ass) and we managed to make it to camp and then had no truck for 3 days and over $700
later... yadda yadda yadda. I proceeded to drink those cold beers while watching him sweat (poor thing), then I got a fishing hook stuck in my finger which got infected too. Hymn... what else?
But hey, it was fun! Until next year.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Going on vacation to Yosemite area for 9 days....
It is soooooooo beautiful there. This picture doesn't really do it justice. The trees are so lush, the air is so clear. I have gone every year for the last 14 years.... There is ALWAYS something new to see or do.
Have tons to do in the next couple days. Hubby is wanting everything packed and ready to go 2 days prior to leaving.... GEEZ. I thought camping is supposed to be "relaxful"? And the fact that we have a new travel trailer, I thought it would be easier to get organized but NOT really!
Wanted my Mom to go with us but with the high elevation and her breathing problems, she has chosen to stay home and do this and that. I worry about leaving her for so long but I have girlfriends that will check on her and bring her some goodies to eat. Guess I will find her a lovely pine cone ;-)
Hoping I catch a BIGGER fish than hubby! So long... bloggers.

Monday, August 13, 2007

OMG what a weekend! THANK YOU Tim and Faith!

OMG... is all I can say! OM freakin GOD!

I have been to soooooo many concerts (just recently I have been going to country ones, since I am a Country bumpkin at times) and I have to say that by far Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill's concerts was the BEST! Even better than Kenny Chesney. Didn't Tim Mgraw teach Kenny in his early years on how to perform? Tim can ROCK!

Maybe it was because we had 5 rows back from the stage and at the last hour or so we were FRONT ROW and maybe it was the fact that they both looked and sang right to my girlfriend and I.... and maybe it was the FACT THAT I TOUCHED TIM MCGRAW AND HE TOUCHED ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, he reached out his arm, myself along with 4 or 5 screaming women that are madly in love with this man, reached back and I felt his manly strong sweaty arm and I will never wash my left hand again!

My girlfriend was flirting with one of his musicians and got the pick he was using from his guitar but I think she is just a wee bit jealous of ME!

We missed the opening acts because we went to dinner before the show but who in the heck cares... Tim and Faith started a little before 8 and performed NON STOP until 1am!!!! It was the very last show of the Soul2Soul Tour and the entire concert was filmed. So look out, I might be in a video... imagine that! I believe that they taped a new song that he performed as well. Hoping I looked really cute and not too sweaty... hoping they didn't tape be bawling my eyes out when he sang a couple of my favorite songs just inches away from me... hoping they didn't see my slip and fall from spilt beer from the rows behind me!!!!! LOL

Not wanting my weekend to end... but its Monday and I am back to work. Yuk. BUT my memories and my left arm is what I will have with me forever!!! Awhhhhh

ps, my picture is down at this time and will be back up soon. Be patient.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Where has the time gone???

Okay, remember these lunch boxes? I do.

I had several different ones when I was a child. Maybe even this one... but I was more into Strawberry Shortcake or My Little Pony.

The other day my 7 year old daughter laughed at me when I saw one in the store and wanted to buy it for her to take to school for 2nd grade. She thought that it wasn't even a real lunch box!

To find this picture on the web, I actually found it in a "Vintage" area for "Old" lunch boxes!!!!

I feel old. But hey, maybe she can start a new "old" trend and bring them back. I am thinking of MAKING her take one to school!

Thursday, August 2, 2007


This just is too funny!