Saturday, March 31, 2007

Uncle Joe's New Do

Not a great picture, but here is Uncle Joe's new do.

I actually like it. I didn't think I would, but it does look nice. I want him to grow a 'soul patch' like Howie Mandel next. :o)

Friday, March 30, 2007

~Friday Dance

Woohoo!! It's Friday! It's Friday!! *dancing around the room wildly*

Hey wait a minute. Why am I excited? I just have to work tomorrow too, awww heck.

I found something neat for the girlies at my house to try. It is a straw with chocolate in it that makes chocolate milk as you sip it through the straw. I forget what they are called. Found them at Walgreens. I will be reporting more later.

In other news: I am sleepy.

In other other news: CarlyJo is still sick but is currently medicated and on the mend. Uncle Joe picked up her homework today so she should be caught up by Monday, unless she waits til Sunday night to do it....and she will unless we sit on her and make her do it. :o)

In other other other news: The Denton Jazz Fest is coming up in a few weeks and I am looking forward to that trip again! Uncle Joe and I go (alone) down to Denton Texas to the Jazz Fest where we sit in lawn chairs and listen to music all day and ocassionally wander about to get some yummy food or look at arts and crafts. I usually take a book and read read read to my hearts content. We will also be visiting with one of UJ's highschool buddies that leaves nearby. That is always fun.

in other other other other news: Cassidy's foot and back are healing nicely and she is on the run again, being careful to watch out for bees and stray hammers.

And now for something completely different: I love getting memes, but it seems that all of them have been circulated. I was laughing to myself today trying to come up with really weird questions, like "When was the last time you picked your nose?" or " Did you ever taste ear wax when you were young?" or "What is the worst thing you have ever done?" I know I am weird and very easily entertained............

In conclusion: I need to get on home and get my lawn mowed. Is that weird....mowing in March? I love mowing the grass, although it is a bit more work now that our yard is ginormous. It will take me a couple of hours to do it now where as in Muskogee it only took me about 30 minutes. :o)
Have a great Friday evening.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Broke Back Hill

We managed to have the tramp in our back yard one full day before someone got hurt. Uncle Joe brought Cassidy into the doctor's office where I work Monday and when the doctor asked her why she was there she said, "I broke my back."

After a thorough exam the doctor concluded after watching her get up and down off the exam table several times that she must have just strained a muscle in her back, told us to give her Motrin and stay off the trampoline for a week.

Top it all off: Uncle Joe is outside making a trellis and a bee got after Cassidy. While she was running away from the bee she stepped on the claw end of the hammer and severely scratched her foot. After a good quick clean up by her new hero, Daddy, we got her all bandaged up with some hot pink coban and she was off and running pretty quick.

Carly is feeling a little under the weather today. I had hoped that we had missed all the sickness that is going around here and I am afraid she will succomb to it. We must get her medicated and resting quick!

Uncle Joe is out in the garden every day getting some good sunshine-therapy. That has helped a boat-load!! He is getting a farmer's tan too.....oh yea, he also shaved his head slicker than a billiard ball, so he is also getting a red head and a red neck. :o)

That is about all my brain can think of at the moment........

G'nite y'all!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Tramp

No, I am not talking about that girl in High School that stole my boyfriend.

G-mom (UJ's mom) and GrandPat bought the girls a new trampoline, (or JUMPoline as Carly called it when she was little) this weekend.

G-mom called and said she, UJ and the girls had talked about picking it up this weekend so I called Walmart to make sure they were in stock. They were in stock and off I went.......after checking with Papa, my dad, to ask him to help me put it together.

Bought it with no incident. That was the easy part.

The next 3 hours were a blur of metal pieces, springs and netting. We are not stupid people, but it took us a long time to put that thing together! (When all else fails, read instructions) We perservered, mainly due to three little girls coming out of or around the house saying, "Is it ready yet? Is it ready yet?" and we got it, and the netting frame up last night and my cousin, Renita came and helped me get the netting up. She is a bit taller than me and had put one together previously, otherwise I was going to have to call on my SIL Andi to help me tomorrow. :o)

If anyone of you purchase a trampoline, and there is a $50 charge to have it assembled for you, it is TOTALLY worth it. My hands, arms and back are sore today from all that pushing and pulling, straining and groaning. I am chock full of Naproxen today.

We had fun jumping on it all afternoon and it will be great exercise for the girls.

I wonder if Uncle Joe will jump on it too??

Thursday, March 15, 2007

iPod vs washing machine

Late Sunday evening, I was putting Carly's laundry from the washing mashine into the dryer so she would have her favorite outfit ready to wear Monday morning. As I pulled out the clothes I came across a set of head phones. "Hmmmmm" I thought. "That sure does look like iPod ear buds. " I kept pulling out clothes and lo and behold......her iPod at the bottom of the washer.

"AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!" my mind was racing! "All that money!! Wasted!! Down the drain. I am never buying her another one!"

I broke the news to her the next day. She was very sad. I put it in my pocket so I would remember to put it in my car in the warm sunshine, hoping it would dry out. I inadvertantly kept it in my pocket all day and maybe that was a good thing, because I am one hot mama you know. ;o)

I googled this problem and found out something strange: as far as water encounters for iPods, the "best" one is with a washing mashine. Why?? The spin cycle and clean water.

I plugged the iPod into the computer last night and what do you think happened??

IT POWERED UP!! I was totally shocked and amazed. I am an Apple lover forever.

There was an article in our local news paper that basically said that Apple was the best because their stuff "just works". That is very true. We bought Carly a lesser known mp3 player and it was so stinkin hard to figure out that we just took the blasted thing back and said, "We are too dumb to work this." Apple just works. You plug it in and it works. End of story. We are happy Joes now!

iPod vs Washing mashine WINNER: Apple iPod!!!

PS Do not try this at home. This accidental experiment was performed by fruit (CarlyJo) that didn't fall from tree (Me).

Sunday, March 11, 2007


I am determined to make a post today. About what I have no idea.

I totally failed the "Spring Forward" last night. I let Cassidy stay up and watch a movie with Uncle Joe while I worked on the computer til 10:30pm. Once I realized what was going to happen the next morning when we were done sprung, I hurried her into the shower to wash off the day's fun. ie: dirt on her piggies, knees, elbows and nose. In the interest of brevity, I jumped in with her and got the job done and got her in bed lickety split.

Well it just wasn't enough sleep for her because she was just too tired to get up for church. I was nice and left her in her wad of blankets, snoozing away, hoping she would get enough rest while I went to church.

Carly went back to Snoozeville too, even though I crawled in bed and tickled her awake.

I didn't even TRY to roust Joe up. He is in much need of mega loads of sleep these days. His daytime garden escapades are tiresome.

Our Sunday School class is so awesome. We have the largest class in our church, averaging over 20 ladies a week. Our pastor's wife is the teacher and she is just so great. She is definitely a "Type A" personality and very vibrant and full of energy, and so in love with Jesus and it shows. She is very challenging and is a wonderful teacher. I look forward to every Sunday morning lesson with her.

The girls and I are at Mom and Dad's right now. They were having a Disney channel craving and I needed to check my emails. Hey what happened yesterday with Blogger and Google?? I couldn't comment on any blog or check my gmail. It was very annoying!

Well there you have it, the sum of my etc..........

Have a great week wherever you are.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Answered prayers and deceptions

Wow what a week!! We have been in prayer for UJ's disability benefits (or lack there of I should say) since the onset of his diagnosis in July 2004. We had a final hearing to determine his eligibility (after being denied 3 times) yesterday in Tulsa. I had been praying and asking everyone I knew to pray too. God had it all under control and proved it by a decision being reached before we even walked into the room. The decision was in our favor and he only had to iron out a few little minor details. We now have to wait (more waiting!) for the back log of applications and we should receive benefits in a few months.

Can I just say ........Whew!!


This has lifted a huge burden from our family and you could see the relief in Joe's face yesterday as we chowed down on a celebratory Thai Chef lunch then went to Starbux for some latte's (Courtesy of Badoozie's boobah gift card....Thanks Doozie!)

Oh one more thing. Don't go to Garden Ridge looking for seeds or plants of any kind. The name of the store is very deceptive. They only deal in FAKE FLOWERS AND PLANTS. We left empty handed after much anticipation about even going.

OK I am off to Lowes for some REAL plants. :o)