Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Quote of the day - 5/31

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending,
then having the two as close together as possible.
George Burns US actor & comedian (1896 - 1996)

I just saw this and had to let y'all know. Going to church every week, this can be understandable. We are lucky to have a priest that has great sermons (homilies). Most of his openings involve something in his life, and can make things more relatable.


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Just over 24 hours..

In just over 24 hours I will be unemployed ..
Nah.. can't call it unemployed per se... I mean I will be a full time Mother.
Funny, before my fil died I had all these ideas... about how I could go shopping by myself while he was home with the kids, about how we all could go to the park, about stuff...
And now those wont happen.
And I will have to be stronger.
Kind of weird being at work knowing that I am almost done. My boss asked me today if I had checked out yet. I told her yep. Just getting done what I had to. She said that was allright.
We are having a going away party for me tomorrow!! Yippee! I sure hope a lot of people come... because for having 5 years on the job.. I deserve it!
And that reminds me.. yep.. made it to the 5 year mark on Monday!!! :-)

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Well I am back. We got back in town yesterday. Still not having much time to write out my story.
Glad to be home, even if it feels emptier.


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Life is not fair

I have not posted in awhile... my father-in-law died last Friday unexpectedly. I unfortunately had to find him in our house.. and it was too late.
I really don't have time to post the story.. I will another day... I just wanted to let you know.

Fot those that know me.. I am typing this from a hotel room in Jamestown, ND.. we have made it that far right now...


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Steal this post Thursday...

Ok... I stole this from Pamela who stole this from some other people....

Go to Wikipedia and do a search for your birthday (day and month only, exclude the year). Post three facts, two births and one death on your blog including the years.
1226 - The Catholic practice of perpetual adoration begins.
1971 - The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.
2001 - The September 11 attacks destroy the World Trade Center in New York City, part of The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and crash a passenger airliner in Pennsylvania. In total, almost 3,000 are killed.

1862 - O. Henry, American writer (d. 1910)
1967 - Harry Connick, Jr., American singer

2003 - John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)

And y'all know TAG you are it!!


What Famous Leader are you?

Yep... that would be me...


Favorites (Part 3,297)

Ok... so my friend Roxanne (who STILL wont get herself a blog) has wanted me to do this and I was too busy last week. I guess I need to fill in my favorites .... For all my friends that DO blog... here is something for you to do too.


Jeans: Target Levi's
Underwear: I just got to try these new Bali brand coming out... they will be the next I buy.
Sneakers: ? Nike?
Day Bag: My Exclusive
Veronica Sun Bag (TM pending :-) )
Socks: Into funny ones with designs to wear around the house.
Signature Accessory: Gold Jewelry? Never leave home with out it.

Food and Beverage

Craving: Chipotle? (ok not right this second, but usually I am)
Diet plan: Don't really diet.. I just don't snack a lot, don't drink a lot of pop, and don't eat too late at night.
Coffee: Decaf or I get sick.
Coke or Pepsi: COKE!
Beer: I had a Leninkugel's Honey Weiss and it was good.
Cocktail: Long Island Iced Tea or a Chocolate Martini


Cell phone: Sprint - I want the new "razor-like" phone, but it isn't tri-brand yet.
Computer: PC
Television: Flat screen.
Favorite Toy: ? (mind is going where it shouldn't).. the internet?
Last Song Added to your iPod: I added some songs off of the Rascal Flatts CD the last time I uploaded to my mp3 player.

Grooming Products

Moisturizer: Mary Kay Time-Wise
Cologne: -----
Razor: It is disposable and it is pink.
Shaving Cream: Skintimate


Favorite Music Genre: Top 40
Guilty Pleasure: Sleeping
Worst Job You Ever Had: Working at Abecrombie and Fitch (which rhymes with what B word?)
Your Philosophy: If it can't kill you, don't stress about it. Also, you can live in hope, but you cannot live on hope.
Magazine Subscriptions: US News because I got it for free.
Last Book Read: Memoirs of a Geisha
Final Thoughts: To be continued......



So we went to the volunteer dinner at our church yesterday.  And instead of sitting with people we know, some people Nick had met asked us to sit with them.  And I felt Awkward.  I always feel so stupid in these kinds of social settings.  I am just waiting to say or do something that will brand me for the rest of my life.  I would have rather sat with people I knew.. who I could feel "normal" with.  And then the food wasn't the greatest.. so we ate, watched the "entertainment" and high tailed it out of there.

Then I came home and got nothing done.. and I need to get stuff done.  Clean the house, send out invites for Jeffrey's birthday party, etc.

Ah well.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

In the vain of that Yankee/Rebel quiz I posted about a couple weeks ago.. here is a blogger quiz:

Your Linguistic Profile::
65% General American English
20% Upper Midwestern
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern
0% Yankee

Yep... sounds about right since I am born and bred in the upper midwest... where our version of the English language is supposedly the most "normal".

H Day!

Yay! It is the middle of the week. This is when I can actually see the weekend coming. Funny how in 2 weeks days will just be that... not work days and non work days. Yep, 2 weeks from tomorrow!! Eek! Starting to actually get excited though. Of course, this means I have to actually clean off my desk and take a ton of stuff home... no clue where I am going to put it all.
Got a couple products to tell you about.... I was reading and saw an advertising for this book:
And it looks quite funny. I was reading an excerpt about her first Mommy and Me program she went to.. kind of sounds like how I will feel if I turn into one of "those Moms". I am definetly putting this book on my wish list.
Also, a bunch of my online friends swear by Crocs:
They say they are the most comfortable shoes out there.. these are definetly going on my wish list as well.
Otherwise... Nick and I have a volunteer appreciation dinner to go to tonight at church... it will be nice to actually see him for more then 5 min!!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Overall Update

Ok... I think I am finally starting to feel better.... some of my energy is returning.. and I am starting to feel "normal". Of course now I feel like I am getting a sty on my eye lid... great.
I didn't do a lot this weekend. Still was trying to recover. We did got out to dinner with my parents for Mother's Day.
Otherwise Nick is still so busy I hardly see him. And if he is not doing work he is doing something around the house... he has been trying to fix our water pipe for a week now.
Wow.. I thought I had more to say... maybe later.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Saturday Photo Hunt - Celebration

Ok, ok... I know it is Monday... better late then never. This past Saturday the theme was celebration.


Grab the Scavenger Hunt code.

Photo Theme. Join the
blogroll. Visit participants.

Since last week I used Jeffrey, here is Samantha celebrating her second birthday. Turned out we had a low turn out - but she couldn't care less.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

Just a quick post to tell all HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!

Still trying to recover from this cold... will update more later...


Friday, May 12, 2006

Pink Eye!

How about that... two medical posts in a row... so last night I found I got Jeffrey's pink eye. Ick.. I think it is the first time I have had it. Luckily we got a refill for his drops so I am using his. It was so bad I woke up this morning and my one eye was matted shut.
Oh well.
I only hope that maybe I can feel better by Sunday - Mother's Day. And maybe it will get nice out... right now it is rainy and cold.
Yesterday I took the day off to go with Jeffrey on a field trip to Como Park (zoo and conservatory)... that can sure do a number on you when it is so cold out... but I think he had fun.. so...
Otherwise... TGIF! Not much planned this weekend but cleaning. I am going to try to go to a dinner to celebrate my oldest cousin's graduation from college! Nothing makes you feel old then when your younger brother or cousins are reaching new milestones.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Viral cold..

So I haven't posted in a couple of days.. woke up Sunday morning with a sore throat...which progressed to aches and pains on Monday.. so Tuesday I stayed home and went to the dr. Turns out I just have a viral cold that is going around and I really cannot take any antibiotics to get rid of it. Ick.
But at least the dr.'s visit wasn't a wash because I took Jeffrey with because he has pink eye. Double Ick.
We are having an issue with a water pipe leaking and had the water off for awhile Monday night/Tuesday morning.. so I was without water.. and our laundry room was full of water. No clue if it is fixed... Looks like Nick capped it for now. Triple Ick.
So my house looks like a tornado went through it.. I have no energy to clean it... we have tons of dirty clothes... and I don't get much help because Nick is so busy working.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Saturday Photo Hunt - Open

This is a new thing I joined to post photos on a Saturday.. click on the link to check it out.. otherwise here is my contribution for the day.


Grab the Scavenger Hunt code.

Photo Theme. Join the blogroll. Visit participants.

A picture of my son opening a present.



Hey all.... no clue what to title this... so that is why it is funny.
Haven't blogged much this week.. guess I did not feel like it.
Thursday I had to call in sick because Samantha said she did not feel good and it looked for a moment that she was going to throw up. So we both ended up going back to bed for 2 hours.. and it was probably a good thing because I felt like I had a cold and that probably kept it away.
Friday I gave my notice at work. My last day is June 1. I had a lot of nice comments from people when they found out saying that they will miss me and that I am lucky I can stay home. Still doesn't take away the nervousness. I was taking a shower today thinking, what have I done!!! But I can't take that back. And people said, I can always get another job. *sigh*
Last night Maggie the shih poo had her first sleepover. My friend Laura came and picked her up and then took her on the Walk for Animals. I guess she was perfect and walked the whole 5 miles. I will say, I missed the little fur ball!! Now she is home resting.
And today Jeffrey, Samantha and I went to the birthday party for Jeff's "girlfriend" S. Lot of fun.. except the part that Jeffrey missed singing Happy Birthday and he was kind of upset. Now I am tired, Samantha is sleeping and Jeffrey went with Nick to pick something up.. so I am having a moment of peace.
I suppose I should figure out something to do. Maybe dinner... and the race is on tonight.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Evolution of Dance

A co-worker at work showed me this... it is 6 minutes and hilarous!!!

It is at this site:

Have fun!


Why do people like you so much?

I was having a conversation with Nick late last night (because that is usually the only time I can really catch up to him, between him being so busy and having the kids and Fil around), and I asked him, "Why do people like you so much?"  See, lately he has been asked by different people to assume different leadership roles around our church.  Some of these people he has known maybe a couple months, maybe this "school year".  I wondered how they could see something in him, even if they hardly know him.

Of course it doesn't help that I am going through my own identity crisis.  One where I doubt who I am and, even bigger, what I am good at.  I doubt anyone would go up to me and ask me to join anything.

For Nick, it probably comes down to that he is a great salesperson... and that shines through in anything he does.  He could sell a boat in the Arizona Desert.

And for me, I suck at sales. 
On another note, I was telling my friend Rox how I feel my brain is turning into mush.  I wonder could it be because I had two kids, or is it because I am not challenged to use it in my job.  Who knows?

Well last weekend was pretty busy.  We had the starlight ball on Saturday.  Nick looked great (and young) in black pants, shirt and fedora.  I looked young period in one of my formal dresses (that actually fit me).  Sunday I went and scrapped with some of my online Scrapshare friends, Jenny in MN, Stacie and Amy in MN.  Sunday night was our last night of Alpha and we had a fabulous dinner at the coordinators house.   Then Monday it was back to the grindstone.