Monday, July 31, 2006

Spicy Chicken and Noodles

It is time for Sticks to 'stick her neck out' and do a Carnival of Recipes. Hence, I am adding a recipe just for her. Yo Sticks, notice it includes Ramen Noodles...

This was actually a Spicy Shrimp and Noodles recipe from Campbell's Fabulous One-Dish recipes that I changed to Chicken.


2 cups water
2 tblsp soy sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder (I use 1 tsp minced garlic)
2 packages (3 ounces each) Ramen chicken flavor noodle soup
2 or 3 chicken breasts, cut to bite size pieces and cooked
1 cup green oinions cut into small pieces


1. Cut and cook chicken if you haven't already.
2. In 10-inch skillet over high heat, combine water, soy sauce, ginger, pepper, garlic and one seasoning packet. Heat to boiling.
3. Add noodles, chicken and green onion pieces. Return to boiling. Reduce head to low. Cook 5 minutes. Stirring occassionally to separate noodles.
4. Serve.

Fairly quick and easy.

A 'Librarian' Look

Tater has that 'librarian' look. I know that Straight White Guy goes for that librarian look in women. I wonder if there are any women that look for it in men? Gotta admit, it makes him look like a cutie. I'm sure Mammaw is going to wonder exactly when this happened... nope, not gonna tell. He didn't break them.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Geeky Humor

There are times when I can't help but enjoy some good ol' geek humor. Like this picture sent to me from Sticks.

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Smart Ar-se

Tot got Mammaw. She walked out and told me my son was a 'smart ar-se'. hahahaha. Like I didn't know.

Each boy has a flashlight. It has a single AA battery in it. Turns out that Tot took his apart and my mom tried to help him put it together again. He put the battery in it, looked at it and took it out. Gave Mammaw a look like it was her fault it was in wrong. Turned it around and put it back in. Stared into her eyes and said "The battery goes this way". It worked.

** snicker snicker ** What comes around goes around!!!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Happy Birthday Tammi

Seems I am behind the times. Happens when you go on 'vacation'. Lots of people have gotten Tammi some great gifts. Michele, Bou, Oddybobo, AWTM... but not me. All I got is a free pass for you to go with me to the Aviation Museum and see men in uniform all over the place. Guys in great shape with a ready smile.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Not Like Bou All the Time

Ok, Bou and I are pretty darn close... only the first paragraph is different.

What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are a wanderer. You constantly long for a new adventure, challenge, or eve a completely different life.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that's not exactly true.

Your near future is a lot like the present, and as far as you're concerned, that's a very good thing.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

Psst. I'm back but a little busy getting it all back into gear. It'll be a couple of days before I post pictures and more than silly stuff like this.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Heat and Tot

VW flies back with the young uns tomorrow. She e-mailed me today that they were about to go to the pool and she wanted to check the heat index.

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Although not like the heat wave in some other states, its still hot enough that you wonder about taking the small people out. In the fine print you can see that it says feels like 103.

Blech. I stay inside in the summers and we go swimming at night!

In VW's previous post she wrote of Tink's post... Tink out did herself! Go over and see... here's a quick preview:


Super Tot!

Tink is at it again. She did a great post on Tot. Who stole the show wearing Tater's birthday present of a superman costume.

Yaa, I have a few minutes reprieve... just a few.

Starving Child?

Mammaw made Chicken and Dumplins for dinner last night. Yummy. And you would have thought I was starving poor Tot. On his THIRD, you read it right, bowl of dumplins he gave Mammaw the sweetest smile and a yummy kind of noise. I didn't catch the rest of what he said after that because Tater asked me for more pears. Tater was on his second bowl of dumplins and third bowl of pears. Oh... and Tot finished off that bowl and a bowl of mandarin oranges. I had no idea that kids could put away so much food.

As a side note: I was just happy she made enough that there is some for lunch today. Yipeeee!

(pssst... the kids are watching tv, so I have about 10 minutes)

And the good/bad news... we are flying home tomorrow. Regular posting and pictures of the trip should resume on Sunday. I ran out of room on my camera memory card, so missed some great pictures today. Sigh...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

My mom sent me this one. We had a great laugh about it. Thought maybe this woman was related to us.

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Domestic Bliss - The Curtain Rods

She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases. On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things. On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining room table by candlelight, put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of chardonnay.

When she had finished, she went into each and every room and stuffed half-eaten shrimp shells dipped in caviar, into the hollow of all the curtain rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

When the husband returned with his new girlfriend, all was bliss for the first few days. Then slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything, cleaning, mopping, and airing the place out. Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned, air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which they had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting.

Nothing worked. People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house. The maid quit. Finally, they could not take the stench any longer and decided to move.

A month later, even though they had cut their price in half, they could not find a buyer for their stinky house. Word got out, and eventually, even the local realtors refused to return their calls. Finally, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

The ex-wife called the man, and asked how things were going. He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely, and said that she missed her old home terribly, and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for getting the house back.

Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he agreed on price that was about 1/10th of what the house had been worth, but only if she were to sign the papers that very day.

She agreed, and within the hour his lawyers delivered the paperwork.

A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home........including the curtain rods.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Where does an only child learn these things?

Since I could see this happening in the VWBug household, I thought I'd post it here...

I came home from grocery shopping and placed a few items on the kitchen counter and some on the table. My 2-year-old son gravitated toward one particular bag on the table -- one with puffy popcorn-like things. Very excitedly, he raised the bag in my direction.

"Popcorn, Mommy!"

"Yes, you can have some later," I responded.

He got down from the kitchen chair, bag in hand and announced "I go ask Daddy..... Goodbye Mommy!"

Little stinker!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Is that a Birthday Boy or Superman?

I received an e-mail from VW today providing me with a link to pictures!

Go HERE, to her sister, Tink's site and you will find a post on Tater's birthday party, complete with pictures.

Happy Birthday, Tater!

Stupid Template

Since I had some time I thought I would visit people on my blogroll. Seems that the last time I saved my template it CUT OFF most of my template. Anything after the first four entries of my non-BE family is GONE!!!! ARRGHHHHHHHH. Along with some other stuff. I will be trying to find everyone via other blogs but who knows. Hopefully the template I have saved at home has it all and I didn't copy and paste a half-ar-se template back and save it.

Please take a look and let me know if you are missing. I noticed Jennifer and Jenny and Daisy and quite a few of my 'normal' visits are gone. Sniff sniff. I don't have time to go hunting while I'm here!!!!!!

I hear something going on in the other room right now. Guess my computer time is done. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Half Way Mark

Wow. Hard to believe we have been here 5 days. Ok, 4 1/2. Still... time flies when you are having fun. There are lots of stories and pictures. Which means I will have a lot of typing to do and uploading of pictures when I get back. This is the first time I have had a chance to really sit down and type. And I'm sure it won't last.

Then again, my sisters must have taken 600 pictures between them on Saturday. I am hoping I still have a few spots left on my memory card... I have taken close to 100. Nope, not as crazy as my sisters on picture taking. Might be because I can't take the pictures off my memory card and am stuck until I get home. Or it just might be that they like to take pictures more than I do.

No matter the reason, I'm excited that I will be getting a copy of them. Particularly since most of them were taken at Tater's birthday party. Oh... did I mention Tater turned four on Saturday? Yep, he is now the big FOUR.

Like I said, lots of stories and pictures.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

It Stretches

pregnant with karon, bought mom a beautiful knit suit for her birthday... when mom point it out that she was pregnant... dad said "but knit stretches'.

Stuff to Remember

shaky shaky butt for mammaw at the pool... drop those swim trunks and shake that butt.

jumping off the slide to do a belly flop in 3 inches of water

tot saying your welcome to aunt ddpuppy

Thursday, July 20, 2006

We Made It

I called my hubby on the phone to let him know we made it. He asked if there was a lot of whining and crying. I said "No, the boys were actually very good"... he said he wasn't talking about the boys. GRIN. Yaaa.

Tater was up at 2am, Tot at 3am and 3:30am... we had to be up by 5am to get ready and drive down for the flight. I'm a little tired and whiney! But happy to be on the ground and at Mammaw's house. Probably the last time I'll be on the computer for a week. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

On The Road Again

On the road again
Just can't wait to get in the sky again
The life I love is travel'n with my kids
And I can't wait to get in the sky again
On the road again
Tak'n kids places they've never been
Tryin' to survive things so I can live again,
And I can't wait to get on the road again.

Yes folks... I am flying to Pensacola. Just me and the two kids. I am out of my mind. I can't wait for my mom to see the kids though. They have changed so much since the last time she saw them. Wish me luck. And hopefully I have a couple of guest bloggers taking care of you while I'm gone. 5am is going to be here way too early.

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Something for those Florida folks... oh wait I am a Florida folk... and I thought this was pretty funny!

"Down South" means Key West

"Panhandling" means going to Pensacola.

You think no-one over 70 should be allowed to drive.

Flip-flops are everyday wear.

Shoes are for business meetings and church.

No, wait, flip flops are good for church too, unless it's Easter or Christmas.

Sweet tea can be served at any meal.

An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip or cruise to Florida.

You measure distance in minutes.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

All the local festivals are named after a fruit.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.

You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer but really hot, and Christmas.

It's not soda, cola, or's coke, regardless of brand or flavor, "What kinda coke you want?"

Anything under 95 is just warm.

You've hosted a hurricane party.

You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides.

You pass on the right and honk at the elderly.

You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Withlacoochee.

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

Bumperstickers on the pickup in front of you include: various fish, NRA, and a confederate flag.

You were 8 before you realized they made houses without pools.

You were 12 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You get angry when people say "Florida isn't really part of the SOUTH"

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

You know what the "stingray shuffle" is, and why it's important

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

First Round of Presents

Grandma and Pop brought some presents. Luckily they were kind enough to bring some for all of us. Here is a DVD that I had never heard of before. I now have every song memorized. Yep, they love it. I have played it at least 5 times in the last 2 days.

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And though he got some other stuff... this is the best one of all:

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Here is what it looks like outside of the box. Notice the remote control in his hand!

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Here are all three seeing how it works. (Yaa... I include our Happy Dog).

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Did I mention it shoots discs out of its mouth? Hmm. Well it does. Luckily Pop was the main target. He danced around and it made them laugh.

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This is just the first round. We are going to have a party at Mammaw's house as well. Just hope I have enough room in my suitcase to get it all back! GRIN

Monday, July 17, 2006

Cup Cakes

This is what the table looks like before hand:

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And while Grandma and Dad helped the kids...

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The in-laws came to celebrate Tater's birthday early since we'll be gone when it occurs. Oh... did I mention I fly out Thursday with the boys? Just me and the boys? yaaa. It's only a 2 hour flight. We'll see how it goes. We are off to visit Mammaw. I'm sure I'll need a vacation when I get back!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Sense of Humor

Tater had me laughing tonight on the way home for dinner. He told a knock knock joke.

Tater: Knock knock
Pop: who's there?
Tater: Snow
Pop: Snow who?
Tater: Snow melts and becomes water. ** loud laughter **

The rest of the us laughed after that. And the jokes continued in that manner for a while.

I remembered that one in particular because of how it started. With 'snow'. We had just heard a Doodlebop knock knock on Friday with 'snow'. Only it ended with "Snow body here except me".

Gotta love kids and their sense of humor.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Papa and Animal Bites

Most of Dad's friends tried to keep their pets away from dad. Why? Because if they bit my dad, the pet died. He killed off two dogs and a bird that way. Didn't matter if it was done because the pet was mean or just playing...

A friend's dog 1st bit Dad 6 months after my folks were married. Then about 5 or 6 years later the next friend's dog. Seems that the story stayed alive and then many years later the bird.

Yaa... I can see why they kept their pets away from my Dad. Didn't get that gene... I can guarantee it.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Geeky Stuff

Guess I may have to look into making my blog PDA and cell phone friendly. I did something many moons ago... but after reading this POST from Basil. I need to look into it and make sure mine really is 'friendly'. Then get someone with a PDA and a cell phone with internet give it a try.

Writing and Mazes

Every week we have been working on letters and numbers. Some days we have lots of fun and the boys just go crazy trying to do all the work. And here is one that Tater decided to give it a try and see what he could do:

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I'm so proud of Tater. He did a great job writing nine by himself. I am also proud of Tot. He decided to actually work on a maze. 2 1/2 and he did this:

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I hope they have fun today. I found a site for homeschooling that is free and downloaded their stuff for R. Looks different that what we normally do, but sometimes a change is fun.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Happy Belated Birthdays

How many people decided to get born on this date? Too many!! Just joking. I totally forgot it was my "great-niece's" birthday. And I saw that it was Rave's birthday as well.

Happy Birthday all of you!

Rainy Summer Days

My boys can look like twins on occassion. And playing in the rain together made them look like twins to me!

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and then you have Tater 'dancing/singing in the rain' while Tot is showing his abilities to 'slide to the plate' in the background.

Still not completely back to 'normal' on posting. Hopefully I'll catch back up soon. It is not so easy getting the data off the old laptop and saved. Funny how that takes time. Something I don't have a lot of now adays.

But the good news... and one of the things taking time... my hubby bought me a new laptop. Which means I'm getting data off the old one, saving it, installing new stuff on the new one, trying to get everything set up on the new one. Not exactly easy stuff when you only get a few minutes here and there.

Oh... and I have to get the guest room cleaned up... the in-laws are coming this weekend. I think they are going to be surprised. My hubby probably has a ton of chores for his dad! That garage door opener, leveling out some ground, installing wood in the attic floor... ;-) Hopefully they will just get to enjoy the kids!

AWTM Birthday

Go on over and wish ArmyWifeToddlerMom a happy birthday!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

More Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Slowly getting back on-line. More stories later. Until then... here is a humorous story just for T1G....

If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.

With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left ! of ;the original $1000.00.

With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have had $214.00.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

It's called the 401-Keg Plan

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

These friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds.

Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair.

He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not.

He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him.

So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close.

Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop.

Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Laptop Died

Blogging, reading blogs, emails will be slow. I can only get to my hubby's computer in the morning and at night. As it is I have Tater beside me trying to drive me nuts. I can't watch the kids in this room, it has too much stuff for them to get into... sigh... guess maybe I'll only be getting to this computer after the kids are asleep.

I am very upset. I had not backed up my laptop for 4 months. 4 months of pictures. Sigh.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Bou Speaks

Yesterday I left Bou a message on her cell phone. In jest, the last part of the message was something like "I hope you get this since you are in podunk Alabama... might not have cell service there".

Much to my surprise, I hear my phone ring this morning and it is either Bou or my mom. They both have Jingle Bells as their ring. It was from Bou... but it was a ring to inform me I had a text message:

"No cell in the sticks. Heh"

Very funny... at least she is still alive and has a sense of humor.

4th of July Cupcakes

The boys had some fun with Daddy and his friend. They all decorated cupcakes. For the picture the 'old men' stepped out of the way. Yes, there are red, white and blue cupcakes... along with green, purple and other colors.

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And Tot kept eating more icing than taking the time to do some decorating. Crazy kid. I'm just lucky he didn't bounce off the walls so hard to do damage.

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Protect Your Wireless

I was without my wireless network for 4 hours today. It turns out that there are 4 other wireless networks within the reach of my laptop. 2 of them are not secured. For grins and giggles, I tried to use one of the unsecured networks. It worked. It was very slow compared to what I was use to having. But if desperate enough, I could have left it up and surfed. It wasn't worth it... I knew I would be back on line today and then able to see all the presents left to T1G tonight (or off and on depending on the kids). But folks... I'm here to tell you... PROTECT your wireless network.

Happy Birthday T1G

(Not work safe!)

T1G, for your birthday I am flying you down to Bahrain beach. Here I have a special SuperHero party for you.

Ahhh. I see you have arrived!

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Next time, how about losing the wig in the wind instead of your golden cape? But that's not all... I have a case of (see extended entry by clicking on the 'More Pawprints)...

(side note: credit to Chris Achilleos for the fantasy art and Serenity Arts and to my sister for putting it all together.

Learning About Days

One of those things you discover when you have kids is that they know nothing until they learn it. Like the days of the week and time. They eat when they are hungry, they go to sleep when they are tired, and don't understand the concept of a weekend. Only us adults force it into some unnatural state of being. Ok, not just us. I have noticed my kids won't take naps because they might 'miss' something. Sigh. Then want to read 'one more book' when being put to bed at night.

Until now. My kids are learning about clocks, days, weeks and time in general. In fact, we now have up a little 'calendar' for the next couple of weeks. Each day before breakfast we are putting a star on that day. We review what is coming up in the days that follow. Like Grandma and Pop are coming next weekend. On the 20th we (Tater, Tot and Mom) fly to Pensacola to see Mammaw. And the 22nd is Tater's birthday. You can see my wonderful artistic creation below. And you can also see what I am a computer geek and not an artist.

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I really should find some nice pictures on-line and print them out and glue them on to the calendar. But until I get the energy to do that...

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Meme, Mimi, Momo, Mumu

Found this first at Jennifer's... then saw that Jenny played along... I decided to give it a shot. If you wish to find out more about what I picked... click on the word Wikipedia in the first rule.

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any).

three events

  1. 1693 - Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of Champagne.

  2. 1782 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is married to Constanze Weber.

  3. 1985 - In a day of milestones, Tom Seaver of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 17th pitcher to win 300th career games and Rod Carew of the California Angels becomes the 16th player ever to collect 3000 career hits. Seaver pitches the White Sox to a 4–1 six-hit victory on Phil Rizzuto Day at Yankee Stadium as 54,032 New Yorkers cheer him on, while Carew bloops a single to left off Frank Viola in the 3rd inning of the Angels 6–5 win over the Twins. It marks the only day in which two men reach these two milestones on the same day.

two important birthdays

  1. 1805 - William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)

  2. 1900 - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (d. 2002)

one interesting death

  • 1997 - Jeanne Calment, the oldest ever human.

one holiday or observance

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints:

    • St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests

    • St. Dominic

    • St. Luanus/Lugid

Practical Joke

This one is from one of my Dad's friends. Dad's name changed to Papa in the story.

I was thinking of a joke that Papa pulled on a major in 8th Air Force on Guam. Papa was down at Base Ops one day when he saw this Major that he knew getting out of his Volkswagen, grab his helmet and run into Base Ops., obviously late for preflight briefing. When Papa got close to the Volkswagen he noticed that the Major had left keys in it and it was still running. Papa turned it off and went into Base Ops. He decided to find out when the Major's flight was due to return, which was some 8 hours later. He then decided to go back to the car right before the Major was due to return, start the car up again, then observe from a distance and see his reaction. I guess the Major was quite surprised to find it running and still with plenty of gas. I believe that some time later Papa confessed to his joke.

Gotta love my dad and his ability to play a joke.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Wonder Woman

Wow... wasn't expecting to get this one... Last place I saw this was at Accidental Verbosity.

You Are Wonder Woman

A true goddess, you have the strength and skills to rule the world.
You're one sexy amazon... all of the superhero guys are fighting over you!

Then again... if I just had my sister's looks to go with it...

Phillie Dog

Pamibe inspired me. That and the fact that hubby's friend put his hat on Happy Dog. Now isn't this precious?

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Something to make you Smile

Down south, Bubba called his attorney and asked, "Is it true theys suin them cigarette companies fer causin people to git cancer?"

"Yes, Bubba, sure is true," responded the lawyer.

"And now someone is suin them fast food restaurants fer makin them fat an cloggin their arteries with all them burgers an fries, is that true, Mista Lawyer?"

"Sure is, Bubba."

"And that lady sued McDonalds for millions when she was gave that hot coffee that she ordered?"


"And that football player sued that university when he gradiated and still couldnt read?"

"That's right," said the lawyer. "But why are you asking?"

"Well, I was thinkin . . . What I want to know is, kin I sue Budweiser fer all them ugly women I slept with?"

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And here is a Double Dog Dare... that I would love to get for my sisters.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Tater thru the Years

Tater found his baby picture. Now this is something to make me smile!

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Finally, life is getting back to the semi-insane state we normally enjoy.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Oldie but goodie

"Chief Two Eagles" asked by one official, "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done."

The Chief nodded in agreement. The official continued, "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"

The Chief stared at the government officials for over a minute and then
calmly replied "When white man found the land, Indians were running it.
*No taxes,
*No debt,
*Plenty buffalo,
*Plenty beaver,
*Women did all the work,
*Medicine man free,
*Indian man spent all day hunting and fishing, all night having s.x."

Then the chief leaned back and smiled....."Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday America

Did not plan on posting today. But I have 'snuck' on a couple of times. This last time to see how the shuttle launch was going... And I have to post this picture...

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I am proud to be an American... and when I see the accomplishements we have made (like the space shuttle), it makes me even more proud to be a part of this great country.

You can see more about the Space Shuttle HERE.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Company is Here

Tot's namesake came to visit. He is great with the kids... you can see from this picture:

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Posting will be non-existed for Tuesday, July 4th. But will continue on Wednesday! Please have a safe and fun celebration of our Country.

Linky Love

Since I won't be putting out a post for tomorrow... I thought some links to other sites would be in order:

For some delicious recipes, go check out the 4th of July edition of the Carnival of Recipes at Caterwauling.

For some interesting headlines and fun links, check out Basil's site.

Gotta good book you can suggest to ArmyWifeToddlerMom? Go over and help her figure out what to do while her hubby is gone again.

And a special Banana Pudding recipe from Bou... worth it just to read the comments.

And Sticks just shocked me with the Weather Pixie report she posted.

This should keep you busy for a little while. And I gotta run... swim lessons, cooking, cleaning, and I forgot to make their letter lesson last night... why? I had to BEAT hubby's friend at scrabble. For the first time ever. Of course hubby whipped our rear-ends... sigh. At least I wasn't last as usual. My brain is slowly coming back to me.


Ever look for someone and can't find them? You can hear them, know they are nearby but just can't see them? Yaa... Tot put himself under the smallest laundry basket. I had no idea he would fit there.

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

One of "Those" Conversations

Tater started at 6:30am... "Mom where does Pee come out of your body?". Not thinking clearly, I answer him... "Your pe-nis". Normally I would have made him answer it and that usually stops these conversations..

He whips down his underwear, pulls out his pe-nis and says "You mean that little hole there?". Uhhh... "Yes son". "Where does it come from in your body?"... Tater just isn't going to drop this conversation...

I go through the ropes... You eat and drink, your body takes what it needs and any liquids left get sent to your bladder. When your bladder is full, it sends a signal to your brain telling you to go Pee.

I can see it coming... so I stop him in mid-stream. "Let's go to the computer and see if we can find a picture of your bladder." Phew. After finding some pictures... repeating what was said before... he got distracted.

I just knew that he was going to ask where did poop come from next. And I just didn't want him showing me his butt that early in the morning.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Papa, the Prankster

Get my dad along with a friend and many pranks would happen. Like the time they taped a dead fish under mail box in the middle of summer. Stinky!

Or when they turned a friend's car sideways in the garage while said friend was on vacation. And this friend was brave enough to let them keep the keys to the house. Another time when this friend was going to the airport to get his wife... dad and crew went into the house and messed up the bed, put a bra on the bedpost and left undies on the floor.

And my sister wonders where Scamp got his 'joking nature'?. Then again... she played a prank on Dad every year for about 25 years on his birthday.

But not everything was simple pranks. When dad was younger, he was brave enough to steal a pie from the Women's Club window.

Yaa. I can't imagine even trying that when I was growing up. I'm sure Mom and Dad would have made sure I wasn't able to sit down for a week. GRIN.