Saturday, September 24, 2005

Freakishly Long List About Me

I was on-line last night just surfing through the blogs and found a site that had one of my favorite things to do on-line: a list of questions for the author to answer about themselves. "500 Things About Me" I thought I would try it and just see what all it illuminates about me. I may or may not put it on here since it is freakishly long, and may illuminate some of my bad habits, or just may be TMI (too much information!)

I know I know, who really cares about all these crazy things but me? You know what? It's my blog and you don't have to read it. Go ahead, push the "next blog" button.......

Oh, you're still here? OK. Here is some of the list:
001. What is your name: Suzanne
002. Spell your name backwards: Ennazus
003. Date of birth: Feb 24
004. Male or female: Female.
005. Astrological sign: Pisces (not that it matters)
006. Nicknames: Suz, SuBo
007. Occupation: Office mgr of a medical office
008. Height: 5-7
009. Weight: my drivers lic says 140. That’s my story and I’m stickin to it.
010. Hair color: Dark brown.
011. Eye color: Blue
012. Where were you born: Muskogee, OK
013. Where do you reside now: same
014. Age: 36
015. Screen names: Aunt Josefina
016. E-mail addy: confidential
017. What does your screen name stand for: My husband’s screen name is Uncle Joe after his Joe Passe guitar
so I thought of the female version of Aunt Josefina
018. Pets: one dog
019. Number of candles you blew out on your last birthday cake: That's the same as #14!
020. Piercings: ears only…one ear has two
021. Tattoos: None
022. Shoe size: 9 1/2
023. Righty or lefty: Righty.
024. Wearing: pink undies and white embroidered night gown….my fave.
025. Hearing: The quiet breathing of my sleeping daughter
026. Feeling: tired and sleepy
027. Eating / drinking: nothing, although now is a good time to take a break..

So there you have it. The first installment of "A Freakishly Long List About Me"

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Casting Crowns

Splurged on a purchase for myself yesterday. Casting Crown's new CD: Lifesong. WONDERFUL!! They have done it again. I am amazed at the lyrics that Mark Hall writes. They are so insightful and convicting. I whole-heartedly recommend it for all!

Their concert schedule was included in the cd and they aren't even coming to Oklahoma.....we'll have to petition them to come I guess.

G-nite Moon

Monday, September 19, 2005

Die Monster Die!

I am happy to report the Laundry Monster has been conquered, and mostly disposed of. Small remnants remain to be put to rest tomorrow. Whew! What a job. Too bad it won't stay conquered for long. That's what I hate about laundry. The time that all of it is done is so fleeting......

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Tick Tock

It seems the only time I have to write a post is Sunday night.

Everyone is cleaned up and relaxing in bed waiting to go to sleep. (Thank Heaven) It has been a busy day. My oldest daughter spent the night with a friend, went to church with her and played at her house after lunch. She came home exhausted and I made her go to bed early, otherwise we will pay for all the fun she had this weekend tomorrow morning when I try and get her up for school.

My five year old is running around the house in a leotard telling me she wants to be in gymnastics again, and she tells me, "Grandma will pay." So matter-of-factly. I would love for her to go back because she really liked it, but it is expensive, and right now we just can't afford it.

My husband is still waiting to hear about his disability. We have appealed his denial and pray that it goes through. We have made it the last year, but it has been hard. I won't lie. It has been hard on all of us. He has had to be more of a care-giver for the girls and it has been difficult for him because he gets so fatigued and I have had to take on more jobs and that isn't all that fun. I see why that women were not made to be head of household. I get emotional about everything and have to have a pity party occassionally and just get to feeling sorry for myself and my family. THEN I pray about it and just give it to God, and you k now what? I feel better. Sometimes after balancing the check book I don't know how we will make it to payday. One time this summer I prayed.."God I don't know how you are going to do it, I don't know where I am going to get the money for _____ this week. Please help us." and you know what? There was an anonymous note in my mailbox, mailed days before with a $100 bill in it. He knew my need before I did, and truth be told the money was in my mailbox as I prayed. I just burst into tears of thankfulness.
Everyday isn't like that and some days I wallow in my pity, but generally I am pretty reconciled to my life and my happiness.

I went to Webbers Falls, OK last night to hear my husband and the band he is in play for a little River Festival. It was informal and mostly secular music. They played contemporary Christian music and did a fine job. They really have fun playing and I enjoy watching them perform. ( I don't however like to hear them practice......) Their lead singer is having nasal surgery this week so they are taking a break. (Hubby says he will have more time to devote to helping out around the house now......yea!!! ) I got tickled at Sean, the lead singer, when they took the stage, he said, "And now for something completely different." (the preceding and proceeding bands all played country/Southern rock music)

Instead of blogging I should be in the living room conquering the Laundry Monster. There is a pile of clean clothes on my couch calling my name so I will conquer them now. I will. Here I go.............ok now here I go. really. yep. I am on my way in there to fold clothes now............g-night.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Weekend Update

Well our weekend is just about up. Sometimes I just hate 4 day weekends. They are nice, but everyone tries to cram so much into it you are worn out by the time you get back to work!

Tomorrow we are going to the Oldest Town In Oklahoma for lunch with my family.

I took off Friday from my regular job and went to anther part time job I have and then to work at my home based job so I really didn't have any time off at all. Saturday I went back to the part time job early in the morning to get as much done as I can which is hard. I go in at 6am and boy do I get sleepy! I have to get up and walk around sometimes to stay awake. I have the music going and I just sing to my heart's content and sometimes I even dance a bit. Wouldn't that be a sight to see for someone driving by?

There is a lady who always brings a trunkful of trash to (illegally) dump in the dumpster in front of the office I work at on Saturdays. She comes every Saturday about 8am. Her tags are from Arizona. She is very thin and doesn't have a lot of trash. I guess since thin people don't eat much they don't have a lot of trash either! haha I stood in the window and watched her. I have way too much time on my hands Saturdays at the office!

Today was church and believe it or not I actually got to take a nap.I fell asleep watching Alton Brown's Kitchen Remodel on the Food Network. He is my fav chef. I love his scientific explanations! My nap lasted until my 5 year old decides to drag out a toy that she just HAPPENED to desire to play with today. A BAG FULL OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, PARTICULARLY A TAMBOURINE! Good thing I woke up and took away the thrill of waking me up. She hasn't even looked at those toys in a year and today the urge to play with them was just overwhelming I guess. What a little mischeivious thing she is. I do not look forward to adolescence.

I don't think I got all of my nap out so I am going to bed, but before I do I am hiding the tambourine. :o)

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Hurricane Refugees Coming

I just heard that up to 5,000 refugees from Mississippi and Louisiana are coming to Camp Gruber in Braggs, OK. WOW!

Our Girl Scout troop will be getting together some supplies to help out. I wonder if our Super Walmart will be able to support the influx of people trying to help out and buy supplies? I am just glad our area has room for them to come. I know Muskogee County will help them out in any way we can. Oklahomans are very generous and want to help our neighbors. Good thing we have a Georgia Pacific in our town. They can donate some toilet paper, napkins and paper towels hopefully. Whitlock Packaging may be able to donate some juice, and Griffins may step up with some donations too.

I don't get to watch much TV because of my schedule (and the fact we only have one tv with cable so the girls watch Disney Channel alot) so I haven't heard as much as others have about the hurricane, but looting?? How crazy is that? I hear that the looters aren't taking necessities, but tv's, radios, etc. THey don't even have electricity and they just steal for the sake of stealing? It is a sad sad state.

I pray that we are able to recover from this. Unfortunately I think the New Orleans that we knew is gone. How could they possibly rebuild on the same ground?? They were so far below sea level, I am surprised it had not flooded before now.

My FIL/MIL have been in Houston and there were a lot of refugees at the hotel they were staying at. It must have not been that great of a place because they said the people were kind of scary. My MILbrought up a good point that I had not thought of. Some of these people they were seeing were probably on drugs and hadn't had a fix in a while, and no money to buy anything, and no prospects to find anything. That explains a lot about some behavior. They left the hotel they were staying at and came home for a break. They said they don't even care if they don't have a place when they go back for more treatments. Must have been pretty bad for them to say that. They don't have anything bad to say about many things.

Friday, September 02, 2005

LIsten to this

I am forever grateful for God's hand on my life. Listen to this:

Today I was approached by two co-workers about doing some extra work FOR one and WITH another. One would be a professional service of my home-based business, and the other is a new business venture that I would be a partner. How exciting is that? Of course I said yes to both

Our family could really use the extra money right now. My husband is still waiting on disability to come through, and what a long wait it has been. He has a heart condition that keeps him from working. He was diagnosed last year.

I pray that both these ventures work out. What a relief that will be. :)