Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Everything is better when it's free....(a Contest)


My dear friend Judith Shakespeare is having a contest over at The Only Thing I Know, please check it out!!
(and please forgive me, the banner does not link but Judith's name does....Thanks!!)
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"Fan her head! She'll be feverish after so much thinking."

My friend Melisa over at the Scrawl has tagged me again......I think she likes to make me work and hey we even have the same middle name (just spelled different). Who knew that thinking of facts about yourself would be so hard!!??

Here are the rules:

You must post the rules before you give your answers.
You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name.
Each fact must begin with that letter.
If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.
After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers.
At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details).

My middle name is Lynne

L - Likes sausage scramble on Sundays for brunch
Y - Yearns to be back in Northern California
N - Never has broken ANY bones
N - Nordic descendant
E - Extremely friendly, whether you like it or not! Ha!

So know I have to infect...oops, I mean TAG......5 people. I tag Fiesty, Jenny, Rachel, Stina and Dame Judy. Have fun ladies!!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Wee

So I said I'd tell you how the day went on Friday. Here ya go.

It was a blast! I haven't had a baby around in forever and honestly just knowing that he was going home to his mom took all the pressure off so that he and I could just play and have fun. I had forgotten how sweet baby giggles are. And it turns out that my pup, Minot, is a big baby loving fool too!

So all in all it was a good day. Only one hitch, I forgot how to make I turned to the Ladies at for help and sure enough my question got answered within minutes....Gawd, I LOVE those girls!!

Hope you all enjoyed the pics of the cutie bebe!!
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Friday, February 22, 2008

A Wee One......

I gots a bebe at my house!! I haven't had a baby at my house without someone else being responsible for it in a long time, almost 9 years to be exact. I was so excited to hang with a baby that when a friend asked me to babysit I didn't even hesitate to say YES!

I'll come back later and let you know how the day went. Until then here are some cutie pictures...

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Monday, February 18, 2008

I can't think up a snappy title, so here we go....

Check it out, I've "done been got" again!! My new friend Melisa over at Suburban Scrawl has tagged me for this Meme.....

Here are the instructions and my answers:

A) Each player answers the questions about themselves.

B) At the end of the post, the player then tags 2 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

10 years ago:

*I was almost 7 months pregnant with my second son.
*My first born was 8 1/2 months old and driving me nuts.
*We were living in married student housing on campus.
*I was getting ready for a trip home (California) to see my mom and my best friend.
*We were living in Tennessee

5 Things that were on my “to-do” list for today:
(I'll use last week's list since today I don't have anything I 'have' to do)

*Do laundry
*Go to the UPS store
*clean syrup out of basement carpet
*buy new rugs and towels for guest bath
*boys to basketball practice
*organize my closet (again)

I Enjoy:

*Walking the dog (but haven't much in a couple of months: too cold and icy outside!)
*Eating/cooking with my hubby
*Being at home
*Me time (I don't get it very often if ever)
*Watching my kids play

What would I do if I suddenly became a MILLIONAIRE?:
(We've actually talked about this before)

*We would set up college funds and trusts for the kids
*We would pay off the house so we could buy our dream home.
*We would invest a lot.
*We would share some with our families.
*We would pay of our parents' cars and homes.

5 Jobs that I have had:

*Cocktail waitress
*Management at a trendy "jewelry" store in the mall
*Noon Supervisor (Recess Monitor)

5 Things People Don’t know about me:

*I give A LOT to charity.
*I've never "broken" any of my bones.
*Although I seem organized, it is mostly an illusion
*I am very friendly and likeable but don't have many casual friends.
*I love to collect dishes (right now it's Fiesta Ware).

Tagged: Judith and Maria ....Have fun girls!!
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

A word from The Knave of Hearts.....

For those of you who don't know, The Knave of Hearts (KoH) is my oldest son. He has repeatedly begged for his own post. Since he's such a sweet boy I thought today I would accomodate him, so here ya go.......


In the middle of the night last night, my Beta died.He was nearly 2 years old. It was very sad for me. His name was "Buddy". I had woken up and looked in and he was at the bottom, lying very still. I plan on flushing him makes me so sad. I fed him and took care of him everyday.....I just don't know why he had to go now......not later, now.......on a happier note I've passed my first Keyboard test of the year, so I got free-time on the Keyboard!!!! It was wicked awesome!!! The Keyboard next to me was Ginormous!!!! LOL* (for those of you who have watched the movie"elf")!!! :) I had my first dance with a girl!! It was soooo scary, but kind of fun!! Anyway, I didn't regret one thing of was fun!!! Well, I better stop, my foot is falling asleep......and I have to flush my fish now, anyway, I'll probably be back to make another blog.....this is The Knave of Hearts, signing off and bidding you a calm and peaceful night, and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL AND TO ALL A LOVIE NIGHT!!!!!! :)


So there you have it....My little Knave. Can you believe he's only 10 1/2 ??? I sometimes can't believe it myself....

Okay well now I have to go meander through his baby book *sigh* baby......*sigh*
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(I hope you all know that I am singing that to the "conga line" tune, I'm not just repeating myself...LoL)

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Friday, February 08, 2008

ya know, I really like vanilla......

so I've been thinking......

What would it be like if things always worked out according to plan? Would things have worked out so well for me? What if I had stayed in California and graduated with my friends? Would I have gone to college or started working right out of school? What if I had gotten a degree in design ? What if I had been a successful career woman? .....

My life is exactly what and where I want it to be. I didn't go to college but I helped my husband get his degree.....I worked my ass off in and after H.S at low paying jobs till I finally made it to management, and then poised on the cusp of truly being recognized I decided to be a wife and mother.... I still would like to get a degree in design one day and maybe even have a home business but for today I am happy to be where I am right now and happy to be who I am right now.

I am a better person than most people ever knew I was. I am a smarter person than people give me credit for. I am a kinder person than I let others know about. I love my husband with every fiber of my being, he is a kind and tolerant man, a wonderful lover and above all else a great father. He makes me laugh and he's my best friend.

It sounds so cliche to say that life is what you make it.....but it really is. If you spend all your time worring about things you can't control, you'll miss all the little things that make life a real adventure!!

Sometimes we forget to count our blessings.....sometimes ya just gotta try to find some.....and sometimes there are so many you can't count them all......!!!!!!!

I'm begining to sound like a cult member so I think I'll be done now, but don't worry I'll be pissed as hell about something silly tomorrow and all this will be forgotten for a while............
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Books, books...I love them...

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A Charmed Death
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The Queen's Fool
Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery
Just One Look
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
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Snow Blind
Dead Run
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