Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I won with Blingo!

Ok... I may have mentioned this on this blog before... but way back I signed up on Blingo.com, it is a search engine that uses the power of Google with an added perk: you can win things.
Well I have been using it for awhile as my primary search engine and hadn't won anything, so I was surprised when a screen popped up saying I had won either $50 or $50 to amazon.com!!!
Funny thing, I had just bought a Magic Bullet mixer the other week and Nick didn't want me to keep it... I had been trying to figure out a way to convince him to let me.. well guess how much it was? $50!!! So I am keeping it!


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the man I made a Father. And to my Father. And all the other Fathers out there. I hope today you can enjoy whatever you may want to do.

We started out Father's Day last night, going to dinner with my parents at Red Lobster. Jeffrey tried crab for the first time and loved it.

(Samantha got her usual - chicken fingers). And we all waited and waited for Nick to finish the Ultimate Feast w/ an extra helping of crab legs.
Here is the proud Papas w/ Jeffrey & Samantha

And here is me w/ my parents and my kids (had to get a pic of me in somewhere)

Today we slept in because we went to church last night.. got up as we wanted and Nick opened his cards plus his certificate of appreciation (which listed his gifts because I wanted him to pick them out and I am waiting on one gift to come in the mail). We have been outside doing stuff and we will see what the rest of the day entails.

Again, Happy Father's Day


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

SS Blog Challenge: Empress-ology

ARCHAEOLOGY: the study of material remains
What's the oldest article of clothing you still wear? Possibly 10 years?
What's the oldest article of clothing you won't get rid of? Like Stacy, I have a letter jacket... plus something my Mom wore when she was pg with me (though I wont wear it).
When was the house/building you live in built? 1953 or 1954
What in your fridge needs to be thrown out? Leftovers... though I did throw some stuff out the end of last week.

BIBLIOLOGY: the study of publication
What are you reading? Just got done with one... probably will start "Water for Elephants" soon.
Do you have a favorite quote? "You can live in hope, but you cannot live on hope." - By Me!
What's the most recent music you purchased? Darren Hayes "The Tension and the Spark"
What book could you read again without being bored? I am reading "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" again

CARDIOLOGY: the study of the heart
How old were you the first time you fell in love? 16
What charities do you have a heart for? None in particular... though I should have a heart for any breast cancer charity. I am actually hoping to figure out a favorite charity soon.
What's the best way someone can show their love for you? Letting me relax while taking care of my kids and house.
Name five things you "love":
1. My family - Nick, the kids, my parents
2. My country - home of the free
3. Technology - TV, computers, music players
4. My friends - can't imagine not having them
5. Water - swimming, drinking, boating, etc.

PHYSIOLOGY: the study of physical function
Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right
Do you like your smile? Mostly
What's your best feature? My youthful glow?
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Do two kids count
Which of your five senses do you think is keenest? Maybe eyes - because I paid for them to be that way.

OMNOLOGY: the study of everything
What color do you think looks best on you? Really anything but brown
Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake? Not that I know of
What's your favorite flavor of gum? Cinnamon
Where's the first place you went today? shower
Do you stand or sit in the shower? Stand

AXIOLOGY: the study of the nature of values and value judgments
Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000? Quite possibly
Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100? Maybe
Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000? Don't think they would want me
What value is of utmost importance to you in a friend? Trust
Would you accept an indecent proposal for $1,000,000? Nope

TECHNOLOGY: usage and knowledge of tools
What's the last movie you saw? I saw part of "First Daughter" the other night on TV
What's the first website you visit when you log on? I don't have a usual, it could be a news site, email, or message board
What's your ring tone? Normal one.. though it is "Love Train" by Big & Rich for Nick
Would you quit blogging for $25,000? Don't think so
What piece of equipment do you wish you owned? Does a boat count?

GENEALOGY: the study of relationships within families
Is there a specific family member you're really missing right now? I always wish my Grandma was around longer
Who is your oldest living relative? My Papa - he is almost 95
Are you named after anyone? I guess my middle name - Laura - is somewhat after my Aunt Lori
Is there anyone really famous in your family tree? No. Though I had a Great Uncle who owned a men's store in Lawton, OK that was a big deal down there for awhile.


Monday, June 04, 2007

I'm wireless!

Ok... so I am sitting here on a Monday... watching the NASCAR race that I am taping for Nick because it was rained out yesterday... and I get to also be on the computer... because I am wireless.
I know some of my online friends will enjoy this and so I thought I would post!!
On Wednesday, May 23 my new Dell 1505 laptop was delivered... this is the story...
I knew that morning that there was a big chance I would get my new toy.. even though they originally said delivery was going to be on Thursday. But I had no time estimate.. except probably in the afternoon.
So in the morning I decided that the kids and I would play in the front (because you never know)... Jeffrey happened to take my picture

Well we ended up going inside - possibly to have lunch, and about an hour or so later, I saw this in my driveway

This is what he delivered to me

So of course I had to open it up right away.. and this is what I found

And I have been enjoying it... I love being able to be on the computer on the couch or on the bed... and we took it with up north (though we have taken Nick's laptop in the past).. and pretty soon we are going to take a bunch of stuff out of the kitchen that we don't need upstairs.
I just had a couple hang ups with holding a wireless signal and getting it to print... but I am not complaining.