Thursday, January 31, 2008

Airports, Freeways, Schedules.... Yuk!

My brother-in-law has made it to Cali... WOO HOO!

BUT What a long chaotic day!
It is 11:30pm and I am wide awake. I caught a third, maybe fifth wind and I am sitting here in a dark cold house with all the families in bed after I read them all bed time stories ;-)

I don't feel as stressed now that my sister has her husband with her and the baby. Naief was so cute today at the airport even though it took FOREVER for Hashim to get thru imigration alarms, lights and lasers! What is with LAX???!!! And the traffic coming home in rush hour traffic... and why do we have carpool lanes here? What a freakin joke that is...especially after being behind a AHOLE with no one but his sorry ass self in the truck... URGHHH!

Gosh, I thought I felt less stressed but typing about this is really starting to piss me off! Let me "veg" and read about other people's disasters!

Have a good Weekend everyone....

Hashim- Dinner out tomorrow and SCRABBLE! ;-)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Stressed Out! Help.

I am getting a little stressed. A Lot Stressed. I have about a million things that I need to do. Okay maybe not a million but close enough. My bro-in-law flies in from Bahrain Thursday. Things need to be done around the house. Not only are we cleaning and getting ready for his arrival but my nephews 1st birthday party is Saturday and we are getting ready for that as well. Friends and family and chaos.

And then there is Brownies. Selling cookies is a lot of work. We only have 1 week left of Pre-Sales so it's Door-To-Door time. And now that my girlfriend is recovering from her cancer episode, I am responsible for the entire troops sales as well. Holy shit.

And then there is this test. I NEED to study!! It is the end of February and I have been a BIG SLACKER. I just can't get motivated. I have ordered a refresher course on line so hopefully that gets me focused.

And then I fly to Houston next week for business which that is another thing on my "I Don't Have Time For This Shit" list.

And then there is Softball practices that start THIS Friday. OMG! Oh OH OH and guess what, she will be using her pink glove! Yep. Her team are the "Diva Queens" and their uniform is black and pink! With a pink visor even. How cute is that? So there Doc! ;-) The practices are every Friday from 5:30-7:30 (why would anyone schedule such things on a Friday night?!) and also every Saturday from 1-3! THIS COMPLETELY SUCKS! And the coach is really wanting me to volunteer as team mom. what? i think not.

And then there is our Dog. That is another post for another day.

And then the rain... it has finally stopped after 5 days non-stop. I am sick of it. I want blue skies and fresh air. Maybe that will help me not to feel so stressed. I need something...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Games are Almost On!

This post is for my BIL that is coming in less than a week!!!! Yallah Yallah...
The games are on!!! Scrabble, Cards , Pool (new table) Darts (haven't played since last time... little dusty) and WII!

Can't wait!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Message in a Bottle....

Has anyone thought about doing this? Am I lame for wanting to? There is a movie coming out soon with Jack Nicholson called "Bucket List" in which he and Morgan Freeman make lists of things they want to do before "kicking the bucket". It looks really good!!!! But hey who doesn't love a little Jack?

Anyways, it got me thinking last night of all the things I want to do before I die. I need to make a list. Does anyone have their list made and have you started checking things off?

I have always wanted to send a message in a bottle. Where would it go? Who would get it? Would they cherish the words on the paper? Would it eventually reach the hands that the letter was meant for? Or would it end up in a pile of trash on the banks of the ocean?

I will start my "Things to Do List Before Kicking the Bucket".
Have a great weekend everyone! ;-)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Let it snow... let it snow....

These are the mountains that I live by. Actually all the windows in the front of my house look out over the San Bernardino/Mt Baldy mountains....In 2003 I bought my very first home and I THANK GOD that I decided to leave the O.C. (Orange County)and move east. Ocean is for some but I am more of a mountain girl.

I wanted to take a picture this morning of all the snow that has come just over the last couple of days but the clouds were so low that I really couldn't. AND oh my gosh, I saw the most prettiest rainbow that i have EVER SEEN this morning. It started at the base of the mountains basically on the roof tops of homes and was so large and the colors were so vivid. Did you see it Tania? Some low clouds went through the middle of it and actually made it look even prettier. It was breathtaking actually. I almost got off the freeway to go see if I could find the pot of gold...

It has been raining off and on since my sister came in the middle of December. She wanted the rain since it hardly rains in Bahrain, but now I think she is sick of it.
Plus she and the baby have been really sick and I think being stuck in the house makes you feel even more blah.

But the snow... gosh it is soooo pretty. These pictures don't do it justice. I just talked to my sister and she can't take a picture of the mountains from our front yard because of the low clouds. Maybe later today they will pass. If so, I will post one tomorrow.

I was reading that the HWY (behind the mountains) which is about 10 miles from my home was snowed in this morning. This is the actual picture from this morning.

Guess "Sunny California" isn't always sunny!
Have a great day everyone.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Actually (again) this is what I think...

I am writing this as a farewelll my fellow bloggies.... I have a huge test that I need to concentrate on for my job. For my Self. It was a hard test the first time (i received 2 points below the passing level... 3 years ago in L.A. (Los Angeles can be intimidating) and I need to be committed to this and only this my second time around. My job is very important. I always strive to go farther and to make a difference in people's lives. My industry does that.

Will talk all about it when I return the end of February. I can not keep up with this, Be a Mother, Be a Wife, Be a FT employee, friend.... blah blah boo woo and study. Whew.. something has to give at the moment! And this blogging crap is addicting.

Please send good wishes my way and come the end of February to find out if I PASS! (but if you stick around... I might post while really really really DOWN in the DUMPS... so you might miss something!)

Vote People. And Buy your Local Girl Scout Cookies!


Guess what? It is time to BUY GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!!! Yippee!

How can anyone turn down my daughter? And this is my poor old grandma out there selling them as well... (j/k, it ain't my granny) but my daughter is sure cute.

Kate has over 2 months to get AS MANY ORDERS as she can to be top seller! If she is top seller out of her neighborhood council, she can win THE WII!!!!! And I, I mean she.... cough cough... sure does want the WII!

So if you want to support my daughter in being the coolest Brownie Scout then email me your orders. They are $4.00 per box. We can discuss all mailing, paying details thru emails.

And since this poll thing is starting to be on everyone's blog. I have started my very own. This week's POLL... *** Drum Roll Please****
Which flavor is the best girl scout cookie?

Sunday, January 20, 2008


It is 1 below zero in Winsconsin. Burrrr.... Luckily I am in sunny California watching this great game in about 80 degree weather!!!

Okay Reggie, if they win you'll be getting a brand "new" cheesehead delivered to you via mail, so you can take it with you on vacation.

Can't type anymore because I am missing the game. Com on people.. send love to the PACKERS!! woo hoo.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Something to watch

I am really behind the times. For the last couple of years I have been trying to find a series that I can get hooked on. My all time favorite show was "Ally McBeal and how long ago did that end? Exactly.
Another fav was Friends.
Why do all the great shows have to end? Gosh, I can think of all kinds now.... going back. back... back... close your eyes.... back back...
Happy Days,
Laverne & Shirley,
Gilligans' Island,
Fantasy Island,
Dallas (wait, I lived there when this was popular and thank GAWD I was just a kid! )
Three's Company,
Little House on the Praire (I wanted to be Laura when I was a little girl) Different Strokes, what was the one with the old man and his son that lived together and had a trash truck? Or the one that Janet Jackson played in... I used to watch all these shows. I am feeling pretty old.

I tried getting into Lost. Desperate Housewives. Grey's Anatomy. Etc. Etc.
I went through the entire too much Reality TV phase of my life in which I watched Survivor, Bachelor, Real World, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol... gawd what else have we been hammered with!, wait: What was that Donald Trump show?... Seriously did any of you watch that?????

I like those shows with food critics that go place to place. Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmerman It cracks me up what these men will eat. And I watch entirely too much Food Network. One day hoping to become a fine chef. I love Animal Planet and decorating shows in which I get all these crazy ideas from and I always rearrange my house and it drives my family nuts. Like just last night I have re-done the kitchen nook area and started in on my dining room and now it's a complete and utter disaster zone. My husband is pissed. I get bored.

Anyways MY POINT IS: I think I have found the show. My sister insisted that I start watching Heroes. She lives in Bahrain and started watching that there but I still think we are farther ahead of her here, anyhoo, she rented the 1st and 2nd series for me. I started with the first and second show and WOW, I LIKE IT! yes yes yes, i think i already know exactly who all the Heroes are. But what confuses me is that there seem to be "bad" Heroes. How can a HEROE be BAD????

DO NOT tell me the plot people. Please let me enjoy this in peace. I just wanted you all to know that I finally have something to watch on TV. Maybe now blogging will be put on the back burner.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Okay Okay, I deleted my last post. Hopefully only some of you saw the awful pictures that I posted of myself trying to be funny. There weren't. Silly me.

I am having a hard time coming up with something to talk about today.....
Guess I need time for inspiration. Maybe something magical will happen on this Thursday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I was sexually assaulted today, GROSS!

Before I start....
I need to explain what type of vehicle I drive. I drive a 2004 Diesel Dodge Ram, 4x4, long bed. It is a heavy duty truck. I am really high up and I like the feeling of that since living here in California I drive with a bunch of morons and when I am in my other car which is a Toyota Camry I feel like I can be forced off the road!
This morning as I was driving in to work I was doing what I normally do, talking on my cell phone (you can do this with a BIG truck) and as I was talking to this person I was really trying to concentrate on my conversation so I had my blinker on but knew I had awhile so I slowed down and just stayed in that lane.
All the time while on the phone I could see out of the corner of my eye the car on my left. I was getting annoyed because as I would slow down, it did. As I tried to speed up and go around, it sped up. Finally after hanging up my phone I glanced over AND OMG, this freakin' guy was totally masturbating while looking up at me. I mean he had his pants down to his knees and he was I guess about to.....____!
My mouth dropped (which I am SURE he even enjoyed that) and I sped up and got over two more lanes. He sped up and got behind me and I thought for sure that this guy is NUTS and actually thought crap, what if he follows me? But he didn't get on the overpass that I did. THANK GAWD! Ewwwwww, it was so GROSS! I have never had this happen to me! I get a lot of guys checking me out because I guess seeing a girl drive a Big Truck is not that common, or a turn on,but I feel I was totally ASSAULTED this morning. EWWW ewww ewwww! I want to throw up just by the thought of it.
Has anyone had this happen to them? Is there counseling for it?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Question .?.

Do many of you out there sometimes wish you could hear what your readers sound like? What type of accent they have or if they have a light, loud, husky, quiet or sexy voice?

I know that Logziella awhile back made a video blog for her readers (thank you :-)), so we could hear her voice. Strangely enough it wasn't how I imagined her voice.
I sometimes call my cell phone (because I am constantly misplacing it) and i am like, who the heck is that on my voicemail?! Do I really sound like that?! And what does that sound like to other people. I know my husband says I sound like a nag... oh let's save that for another post! ;-)

I lived in Texas before moving to California in 1989. I was made "fun of" by classmates because of my southern accent. It was half Texan/half mid west. I guess I would laugh at that too now... but anyways, after all these years I guess I have a Californian accent. I was told by someone back east that it really isn't an accent at all. Guess he was thinking I would sound like a Valley Girl.That was made up for a movie people... or was it? Like duh. Totally.

I love accents. My sister's husband is from Bahrain and will be coming to visit the end of this month. I can't wait to hear his voice. Yallah Yallah Hashim.

I love the sound of people from back east. I have a friend that lives in PA and I love his accent.
I go to Houston next month on business and who knows maybe after just a few days, I'll start saying "Ya'll" and "thata cowboy!" again. Would that be sexy? A californian/texas accent. Hymn....

PINK GLOVE... yes or no?

Okay, if you read my last post you will know that a certain someone didn't agree that a pink glove be used in baseball, t-ball, softball, whatever! I think it is sooooo cute! How boring her black and yellow would have been without it! For this season I am hoping for pink cleats! ;-)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Softball Try-Outs

Today was softball assessment testing for all divisions. Last year Katelyn played co-ed T-Ball for the very first time. She loved it and shocked us all by being so dang good at it. This girl can really throw a ball. And has the cutest pink glove. We must look cute while playing ;-)

This season she has advanced to fast pitch all girl softball. We went this morning for her testing. As she was in the dugout waiting for her turn, I did what all other mothers do..I watched all the girls before her (with no judgement *cough**) Not one of them was tested for pitcher. Katelyn gets up there. Misses the first throw. Hits all throws after that. Then they tell her to go to out field where the coaches started throwing out balls to her. Some lows and some fly balls. She caught one out of three high ones which was very good. The coaches were impressed by how hard, fast and far she was throwing the balls back. After about 5 minutes of this they bring her to the pitchers mound and a couple coaches went up to her .... after a minute they then lead her over to the area that tests for pitchers. YEAH! She did awesome. Can't wait for the season to start...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

This is for you Suzi...

This is one of my (3) best friends. Suzi doesn't blog. She doesn't see it's value or purpose in life. She NEVER visits my blog even though I made her put in on her favorites. Never once has she left a comment. Would a friend be so cruel?
I thought to myself... how can I make her check my blog? Knowing her... I knew that if I posted a picture of her, she would HAVE TO CHECK IT!
Now Now Now Suzi.. I am telling you this. I am not deleting this picture. Don't bother to ask. Leave a comment damn it and scroll down and look at all that you have been missing!
Love ya.

Thursday humor...

Okay okay... maybe it is a slow thinking day for me. I saw a friend last night that I haven't seen in a long time. He was discussing his life as a bachelor and he has used various computer agencies to find a mate. It never worked out for him. Maybe his profile needs to be redone. Hymn....
I don't think I could find love this way... but I guess it works for some. I however don't know of anyone that has found match, have any of you?

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

God Speed to a Dear Friend....

One of my best friends was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer just a couple weeks ago. We had gone to dinner the night before she got the call to celebrate Christmas together with just us and our kiddos. She is in her Early 30's, a nurse and healthy as a goat (are goat's healthy?)

She is in surgery as I am writing this post. It is either stage 2 or stage 3. They won't know if it spread until they get in there. It's a 3 to 4 hour surgery. She called me first thing this morning while getting to the hospital. She is scared, nervous and everything else that goes along with the word "cancer". It was so odd because just a few months ago we know a mutual person that was diagnosed with the same thing. And don't things happen in 3's? Scary.

I know she will be okay. She just has to be. God Speed April.

I have always had the re-occurring thought of myself getting breast cancer. They say the statistics are 1 out of 5 woman get it. I am obsessed with giving myself self breast exams (no pun attended) and will have a mammogram done this year since I am turning 35.

Please say a little prayer, light a candle or whatever you do to wish "Get Well" to my dear friend. Thanks.

Monday, January 7, 2008


I have to go to Houston in February on a work assignment. My boss is paying for the trip and classes that I need to take, of course. But as I was making my hotel reservation he comes into my office and asks me, "Would you mind to room with someone that is also taking the course to get a cheaper rate on the room?"

Do people actually do this? Room with a COMPLETE stranger to save a few bucks?? Okay it is actually $100 per day difference. I am only staying two nights... so $200!

I was like, HUH UH...hymn... mouth open. jaw dropped.

Now he does take a lot of these classes, courses, workshops for his business and has roomed with whom ever they room him with. But he is a man, men really don't care I don't think... or do you??

I DO NOT WANT TO ROOM WITH A STRANGER! Should I pay the difference or should I be honest and make him pay for it?

Friday, January 4, 2008

Dreams. What do they mean?

I was on Reggie's blog and he was talking about a dream that he had of his most favorite place on planet earth-the island of St. Croix....

Well I have a dream story of my own.

Last night I dreamt of my best friend's mother. Rhea and I were trying to locate her mom and for some reason we ended up at a nudist colony (her mother is not a nudist but very hippyish) .We were certain and determined to find her there!

I remember boobs and butts. Lots of boobs and butts. And what made this dream even more weird is that I had my puppy with me. He is a 11 month English Springer Spaniel that needs therapy or doggy downers because he is so damn hyper... okay back to the story.

Anyways, I was having the hardest time keeping Cody from going up to the Nuddies because he was trying to sniff their asses!

I woke up before finding her. Maybe tonight the dream will continue ;-)

What does this dream mean, if any of you know about dreamology.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Years!!!!

I was searching for a great New Years Picture when I stumbled across this one.... isn't it so true though? Isn't this the #1 resolution that people make every year that only last for days?

I did not make any resolutions, wait I take that back... I made one. But I am giving myself the ENTIRE year to make this change. Mine is to be healthier. Eat less fat, less sugar, drink less alcohol, drink more water... If I don't say the D word *** DIET*** but I say "healthier" than maybe just maybe these 20 extra pounds that follow me like shadow will disappear!!!

So HAPPY NEW YEARS everyone! Cheers. Burp. Brain Freeze from my Margarita. ouch!