Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Covert Photos Part II, Peanut's Bday Cake and Neon Vomit

CassiJo enjoys a piece of birthday cake at Peanut's Party
Wow! CarlyJo really looks tan in the black lights!
Covert preggers photo of Leslee :o)
Cassi getting ready to skate to Another One Bites the Dust.
Peanut, Leslee's daughter, turning 8 yrs old right before your eyes.

Below, neon vomit.

As you can see, Carly has gotten taller, Leslee smaller ('cept for her tummy) Peanut is a peanut and Cassi is pouting. Me? I am just fluffy! We had a good time visiting with Leslee, Peanut and her family. (Leslee looks just like her mom!) Leslee's brother got a work out walking around the rink with his son who was learning to skate and wouldn't lift his feet. I think he walked around the rink about 800 times. Cassi got out there and had a great time. She skated her little heart out. When we walked in she said," MOM where are the rails?" She didn't even realize she didn't need them til she got out there. They played a game called "Dead Bug" and we finished the afternoon off with The Hokey Pokey. A fun day with Bloggie Friends I must say......maybe next time you can come!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

My Easter Babies

No matter how big she gets she will always be my baby! (She would not cooperate so this is the best picture I got of her.) I loved the outfit and Lord knows we had enough grief and stress picking it out. She FINALLY listened to me and tried something different than she would normally chose and it looked SO cute on her! Blue is definitely her color :o)
This is what the girls did while had a post-lunch nap. Cute huh??
Here is a sweetie pie girl with all her new brothers and sisters.

Resurrection Day

This time of year amazes me.
This day especially amazes me.
Our Saviour amazes me.
He knows me and he knows you.
He wants to hear from me
and He wants to hear from you.
He died for me and He died for you.

I was directed to a beautiful video by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans, featuring scenes from Passion of the Christ. Please take a look and give thanks with me that our Saviour is ALIVE and preparing our home in Heaven.

Happy Easter!

Covert Photos

I was out driving recently and saw this house. I am pretty sure they love yellow, aren't you??

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Flying Boogies

Today after taking a nice leisurely, hot bath I decided to put some lotion on my freshly shaven legs. I went to the cabinet over the commode and reached up to pump the container. However, I did not remember that it had been a while since I used this particular lotion and it had dried and made a lotion-booger on the nozzle. When I pressed it (and hard I might add) the lotion could not come out properly and came spewing out the top of the nozzle. Lotion came flying at my face at tremendous velocity. Me, being BatWife, used my bat-reflexes and dodged the lotion bullet heading toward my eyeball laughing the whole time. It did manage to hit my cheek and neck and I remained unharmed and very soft.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!

I will be celebrating this wonderful day
working at a computer all day
face to face
very sick people.
(don't be jealous)
Now go plant some flowers or something

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Toothbrush Story

I recently bought a new toothbrush pack for mine and UJ's bathroom. (btw why is it a TOOTH brush when we brush our TEETH?)
I got a pretty purple one for me and a nice green one for Joe. Well the youngest daughter was NOT going to have her daddy have a prettier toothbrush than her so she claimed the green one, leaving Joe to fend for himself, buying one for himself. It was a nice hot pink Coalgate one. Very stylish.
Every morning I brushed my teeth with my nice new and improved toothbrush and sometime later in the day UJ would brush his with his reddish-purple (in his words) one. Every night after a bath I would stand in front of the sink to dry Cassi's hair and we would chat.
Sometimes our hairdryer would get dusty and need to be cleaned off.
Cassi grabbed a toothbrush nearby that was not in the proper toothbrush holder. "Whose toothbrush is this?" I asked. "No ones." she replies as we proceed to brush off all the dust that collected on the sucky part of the hair dryer. The toothbrush is visibly dirty and we put it in the drawer to be used again in the future. You never know when you will need a cleaning brush.
Little did I know that CarlyJo ALSO had a need for a small brush with which to clean with.
UJ to Carly after missing his tb for a day or two: "Have you seen my toothbrush?"
Carly: "It it kinda reddish?"
UJ: "Yes it is."
Carly" I think that is the one I used to clean the toilet stool."
Hopefully it was AFTER we dirtied it cleaning the hairdryer.
Poor UJ he has Tidy Bowl breath now.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Today I took Carly and part of her herd of giggling girl friends to the movies. You have seen the movie window? A large plexiglass window with a hole to push your money through.....

WHY? pray tell me, do grown people LEAN DOWN to talk through the hole?? The clerks can hear you perfectly without directing your whole head to speak through the hole. It was quite a sight to see a grown man hunched over talking through the hole.

On a different note: I talked to THE STANKIEST MAN IN THE WORLD today. He came in to the medical clinic and addressed me with the stinkiest breath I have ever smelled. (It smelled like dirty hiney mixed with onioney morning breath with a hint of B.O.) It was early in the day so you know he went to bed stinking. He must have a serious case of olfactory fatigue because he smelled so bad I had to hold my breath to keep from retching right there in front of him. He also had his hands wrapped around my desk and all I could see was his dirty fingernails. They were like the talking stain commercial.....it was all I could see and think about. His dirty hands on my stuff. I made an excuse to back up and hand him his paperwork. When I saw him coming to turn it in I made some copies, turning around away from the olfactory smellification. He was treated and went on his merry way with his medications and we were left to desmellify the office. (after everyone left for lunch)

It is getting ready to storm here and UJ is wanting to watch lightening on the porch. I think I may go check it out. Maybe I can steal a kiss.......

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ummmm YUCK?? I think.

Tonight I made my almost-famous chicken salad. Well, actually it was fruit salad with a little bit of chicken. I got a little heavy handed on the fruit. (Mix a large can of chicken with: Granny Smith apple peeled and chopped, a handful of raisins, a handful of white grapes cut in half, and a small bag of your choice of nuts either walnuts or almonds, mayo and or MiracleWhip to taste)

Anyway on with the story. We ate our Aunt Jo's Almost Famous Chicken Salad on toasted Wheat Berry bread. Yummy.

For a quick and easy dessert I picked up a quart of strawberries , strawberry glaze and short cakes. CassiJo cut up the strawberries and stirred in the glaze and we waited with bated breath to eat them.

I let Cassi plate up her shortcakes and she said:

"Mom what is this on here? Strawberry SLIME?"

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Spring Forward Came Back and Hit Me in the Bootie

I hate springing forward. It always kicks my bootie for the first few days and/or weeks.

This was especially hard because I had a 4am wake up call this morning to serve breakfast to the soldiers at Camp Gruber.

I kicked myself out of bed and made it to the restaurant by 455am just in time to jump in the truck and go. My dad, Art was there patting his foot and looking at his watch laughing. They all thought I forgot to set my clock forward.

We arrived and had everything ready at 530am and I had a feeling this group of soldiers was NOT going to make it to such an early chow time on "going home day". I was right. My first clue was all the beer bottles laying around the chow hall. There were some groups that came on in and ate, but for the most part we had dribbles of soldiers all morning. We are only obligated to stay one hour so we packed some to-go boxes for any sleepy heads and got back home.

I fell asleep on the couch and when CassiJo got up she helped herself to the left over biscuit and sausage I brought home for her and CarlyJo. THat kept her quiet while I snoozed a bit until time to go to church.

Now I am very sleepy and ready go to bed early. I want to talk UJ into heading there with me but I doubt I will be able to compete with Hell's Kitchen Marathon on Fox Reality TV channel. He is newly addicted to Gordon Ramsay's shows.

Friday, March 07, 2008


With one word answer the following questions:

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? handsome
3. Your hair? reddish
4. Your mother? organized
5. Your father? diligent
6. Your favorite thing? sleep
7. Your dream last night? absent
8. Your favorite drink? DietPepsi
9. Your dream/goal? Travel
10. The room you’re in? Cluttered
11. Your ex? distant
12. Your fear? rejection
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
14. Where were you last night? Blockbuster
15. What you’re not? skinny
16. Muffin? yum
17. One of your wish list items? car
18. Where you grew up? Oklahoma
19. The last thing you ate? corn
20. What are you wearing? pj's
21. Your TV? CSI
22. Your pet? hairy
23. Your computer? overworked
24. Your life? ordinary
25. Your mood? cheerful
26. Missing someone? Many
27 Your car? Maxima
28. Something you’re not wearing? lipstick
29. Favorite Store? bookstore
30. Your summer will be? Hot
31. Ever dressed as Mama Cass with your partner as a ham sandwich? huh?
32. Your favorite color? red
33. Last time you cried? February
34. What are you working on? computer
35. What last made you laugh really hard? Joe

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wherth My Glatheth??

Or.....why you doh't leave your camera laying around near your 13 year old. :o)
My pretty little cross-eyed, camera kiping beauty, CarlyJo.

My Mug

Here is my current ugly mug with CassiJo. We were goofing off with the camera while the car washed in the automatic car wash. We had just gotten back from the library (to explain the dvd). Aren't her brown eyes pretty??
I don't look quite the same as my avatar any more.....and that was only in July of 2006! There is more of me! Ahhhhhh!!! More of me to love! I am currently trying to ummmmm give back some of the poundage that found me in the last year and a half. Must be all those good meals UJ has been cookin' up after watching Food Network. That and my current job function requires me to sit at a computer most of the day . Although, I have been filling in at the front desk until we find someone to replace the big quitter that left us a couple of weeks ago and I am up and down hundreds of times a day, walking across the office at least 800 times ....that has helped me a bit believe it or not. :o)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Are You Kidding Me?!

Am I wrong in my bewilderment of this article?

In short, a pedophile alleges that the school district he worked for "enabled" him to engage in lewd acts with minors. What the heck?? How dare he cast blame on the entire school system! Am I wrong??

I think HE is solely responsible for his actions. He sought out the minor children and used his position as a teacher to prey on them. No one but him planned these encounters. No one but him did the things he did. Does he really think that any respectable human adult,( much less a teacher, who is bound by morals and by law to keep childrens best interest in mind,) would allow him to create opportunities for this type of behavior??

No one but him will pay for these MULTIPLE horrible acts against minor females. He will be spending the next 6 years in prison , just where he should be. I am sure he will find remorse there.

Shame on him.

I also feel so sorry for this man's wife. What a horrible thing to try to get over. I don't know if she and their children have remained in our area or not. Hopefully she has family to return to. She will need their love and support as she tries to regain some sort of "normal" in her life.

Hopefully the girls involved have sought counselling and are being treated to help them understand all this. These acts will leave scars on them that will shape the rest of their relationships. They may not even realize the impact that this man and his abuse will have on them until they are adults and are able to look back at their lives and decisions with hindsight. I have a friend who suffered every sort of abuse a person can suffer. It is hard to see some of the effects it has on her still to this day. I see some of her behavior and attitudes are a direct unconscious response to the things she endured. Abuse is not over even when it is over. His stupid actions have destroyed many lives here.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

My New Favorite Song

Here is my new favorite song: Everything, sung by my friend Michael.

Who wouldn't love to have this song sung to them?

This one is great too.

Then again, this one started it all for me.........oh yea, there are a lot of good feelings associated with this song. ;o)

More Free Stuff!

Dear Friends,

I will be making all my masters Bloggy Friends your choice of a scarf, cup cozy, or a lap blanket from all the hair I shed . The Lady Who Lives Here vaccuums it all up every couple of days and has been weaving it into yarn. Believe me there will be enough hair for all y'all, so place your orders now!


Saturday, March 01, 2008

I Can Afford FREE!!

Thursday night since Carly was in Texas (see below) I decided that Cassi and I should have a Mommy Date night.

I got a gift certificate from my brother for my B-day to Chili's so we went there and had fun. Cassi even took her reading book in and finished her reading homework! What a kid!!We left in time to dash over to Sally's Beauty supply for some girl-supplies ie: nail polish! and get to a movie just in time.

We wanted to see Hannah Montana in 3-D but there was only one showing per night at the local theater and it started at 5pm! Yikes! I didn't find that out til 5:05 when I looked up the showing times online. Cassi was a little sad but was quickly convinced to go see something else. I wanted to see Spiderwick Chronicles, but she said it was too scary for her. I wasn't willing to gamble on it and have to leave the movie or have nightmares so we settled on:

I wasn't thrilled to go see a Christmas movie in February, but it turned out to be a really cute show.(Plus I had a gift certificate for movie tickets, so again FREE won me over!) Did you know the Chipmunks are 50 years old??!! I remember watching them when I was little, and who hasn't heard the Christmas album??

We had a great night and I came home with money (60 whole cents) in my pocket and a happy (but tired) little girl.

I heard from Carly several times during the evening and she was on top of the world seeing her three fave young men in the whole wide world:


One of the gal pals from her herd of friends invited her to go to Texas to see the J-Bro's in concert! How lucky is she?? They stayed at the Embassy Suites and had a ball! They skipped school two days and got to do a little bit of shopping. I am a tad jealous! haha!! (no scolding us for letting her skip school for this! we picked up homework and believe you me, she will pay for it! she says it is worth it though. we'll see......)

Soooooo, a FREE FUN night for me and Cassi and a bucket-o-fun for Carly! (Uncle Joe just stayed at home and enjoyed the peace and quiet and relished not having to fight for the remote.)

I had an early rise to serve the soldiers breakfast, so I am off to have a snooze before supper. ;o)

Have a great weekend! I hope your Saturday weather is as nice as ours! It is sunny, but windy and beautiful. Maybe I will go have a nap in the swing outside.