Thursday, July 31, 2008

VW Bugs and Mental Floss

MaryBeth sent me a great link from Mental Floss... it was about how 30 years ago today, they stopped making vw bugs and 10 quick tidbits about vw bugs.

Number 9 was my favorite:

9. Beetle engines are often hacked into other things, including ski lifts, small airplanes, air compressors, water pump-powerers and motorcycles.

But there was a game mentioned that I remember as a kid... that was number 4:

4. Lots of kids play Slug Bug here in the Midwest. If you see a Bug somewhere, you immediately punched whoever is closest to you and say, “Slug Bug, no slugs back.” Apparently the game is called Punch Buggy everywhere else in the world.

Go enjoy learning more about my namesake. Gotta love those bugs!

What is the Best Part of Alvin and the Chipmunks?

If you are a young boy... when Dave lifts the bowl and one of the chipmunks farts in his face. They both tried to tell me about that part at the same time. Ugh! Then the rest of it was about the different things that happened. Theodore getting caught on the remote control car while Alvin and Simon fought over the controls... anyway, if you seen the movie you'll know which parts they liked. It was nice of Cobb Theaters to have some free movies this summer for the kids. CLICK Here to see is one of the theaters and the shows that they had available over the summer. We only made it to the last week. But it was great. Now, to get the kids well and find something else free to do the next couple of weeks. ;-)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Nuclear power....

A stranger was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the stranger turned to her and said, 'Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.'

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, 'What would you like to talk about?'

'Oh, I don't know,' said the stranger. 'How about nuclear power?' and he smiles.

'OK, ' she said. 'That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?'

The stranger, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, 'Hmmm, I have no idea.'

To which the little girl replies, 'Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know sh.t? '

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Party Pictures

The gym we went to was fantastic. I didn't have to serve, I didn't have to clean up, I didn't have 10 screaming children running around my house. Ahhhh... And the kids had fun. I didn't get that many good pictures because I was busy hiding in the "Parent's room" talking. But here is a few that I thought were fun:

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Now doesn't that look like fun? That was just a small portion of what they did. Yep, it was wonderful.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ben 10 Omnitrix cake - sorta

Oddybobo sent me an email about my 'cake'. I was having a hard time and took some MAJOR shortcuts. Which bit me in the rear-end... because I didn't add the dye slowly to the icing and was too tired to make more icing... why? Because it came out too dark of a green and I really needed it lighter... nope, didn't do it. Wonder what all the kids po.op looked like the next day? hahahaha...

Here is what I did:

Found a picture of an Omnitrix and made two 9" round cakes and iced them in white icing. Yep, it should have been grey... I'm telling you, I was really tired:

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I used a plastic knife to carve the outline I wanted in the icing. Then started putting the green icing on first:

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I was able to scrape enough white icing from the bowl to make a slightly lighter green for the where the alien shows through like in the watch and then I put green dots in for the 4 circles and proceeded to ice the black outlines. The black circles around the green dots were last. Oh... wait... the attempt to make Grey Matter (the alien) was last. No, it does not even look close. ;-)

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It worked, it was edible and it was Ben 10. Yes, I did remember to remove the wax paper before taking it to the party. ;-) If I had been patient enough, I would have done it with the little stars for the green, made sure it was light enough and probably looked at the Ben 10 Alien Force Omnitrix to see make sure I had the right color scheme. Because depending on which Omnitrix you look at, the colors are different. Sometimes it has yellow on the sides instead of grey or some of the pictures even show black.

For decorating I bought Green plates, cups, table clothes and then Yellow plates, cups and table clothes. I bought 8 1/2 x 11 mailing label paper and printed Ben 10 aliens and Ben 10 on them, cut them out and decorated the cups and bags and whatever hit my fancy.

Ta da.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Awesome Advice

There is a blog I read called Zen Habits. I have been behind and found THIS OLDER POST to be a wonderful reminder to me... a mom... of the ability to stay a good mom to my kids. This particular post was written by a guest, Vered at MomGrind.

Here is a sample:

5. Be Patient. Raising kids is hard work. Kids are noisy, messy and incredibly demanding. Yes, you will lose your patience once in a while. I do. But for the most part, try to take a deep breath and see them for the small, helpless people that they are. I am not a patient person by nature, but motherhood has taught me to be more patient than I ever thought I could possibly be.

Take the time to go enjoy it.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Mast Cell Tumor, Grade II

Well, seems like Happy Dog is hitting old age with a bang. We had the following 'mass' removed from his leg and biopsied...

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What does this mean? Well if you know medical terms, this will help you:

From the biopsy:

Biopsy: There is a densely cellular, unencapsulated mass of neoplastic mast cells, admixed with mature eosinophils. Thumor cells are round with moderate amounts of finely granular amphophilic cytoplasm and round, cnetral nuclei with finely stippled chromatin and inconspicuous nucleoli. There is moderate anisocytosis and anisokaryosis. No mitoses are observed in 10 hpf.

Microscopic Findings: Mast cell tumor, grade II

Comment: Grade II mast cell tumors are moderately differentiated, and are associated with a low to moderate metastatic potential and a 3 year survival rate of approximately 55%. Recurrence following excision is fairly common in grade II and III tumors.

From the web:
Currently in dogs, mast cell tumors are histologically categorized into grades I, II, and III (Table 1). With surgical resection only, the percentages of dogs surviving 1,500 days after diagnosis have been reported to be 83%, 44%, and 6% for grades I, II, and III tumors, respectively.2 Grade I mast cell tumors tend to be locally confined to the skin and nonmetastatic. Grade II mast cell tumors are generally local, but some can be aggressive with regional node and distant organ metastasis. Grade III mast cell tumors tend to be biologically aggressive, possessing a high propensity for regional and distant metastasis. Although histologic grade remains the gold standard for predicting the biologic behavior of cutaneous mast cell tumors, other prognostic factors include tumor location, proliferative indices, breed, recurrence, c-kit mutations, c-kit staining pattern, and microvessel density.

What does it mean to me? It means "sit and wait". Considering the average age of a French Mastiff is 6 years and Happy just hit 10 years... I'm glad that it is going so well. And if you look at the link just above, you'll see most male mastiff's die from cancer. If you read the 'general' writeup in books, it says Mastiff's live to be 10 to 12 years. Since the link above is to the Dogue de Bordeaux Society and that is a survey of owners... I'm betting they are more accurate. I feel very lucky we have had Happy this long. He is old. Now we just wait. And it has added to an already very stressful two weeks. More on that some other time. Just wish me luck on making a Ben 10 Omnitrix watch for a birthday cake tomorrow. Sigh.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Old Enough Now to Fish

Tater is taking a 'fishing camp'. They get to keep the rod and reel when they are done. Awesome...

This picture was the only one I got before we heard thunder and had to go under shelter. He had just tangled his line. It had a worm on it. Ewwwwww. I can handle bread, but worms. They are just gooey.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday


1. Never take a beer to a job interview.

2. Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them.

3. It's considered poor taste to take a cooler to church.

4. If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.

5. Even if you're certain that you are included in the will, it is still considered tacky to drive a U-Haul to the funeral home.

*** DINING OUT ***

1. If drinking directly from the bottle, always hold it with your fingers covering the Label.

2. Avoid throwing bones and food scraps on the floor as the restaurant may not have dogs.


1. A centerpiece for the table should never be anything prepared by a taxidermist.

2. Do not allow the dog to eat at the table no matter how good his manners are.


1. While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this is a job that should be done in private using one's OWN truck keys.

2. Proper use of toiletries can forestall bathing for several days. However, if you live alone, deodorant is a waste of good money.

3. Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to detract from a woman's jewelry and alter the taste of finger foods.

*** DATING (Outside the Family) ***

1. Always offer to bait your date's hook, especially on the first date.

2. Be aggressive. Let her know you're interested: "I've been wanting to go out with you since I read that stuff on the bathroom wall two years ago."

3. Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say "10:00 PM" others might say "Monday." If the latter is the answer,it is the man's responsibility to get her to school on time.

4. Always have a positive comment about your date's appearance, such as, "ya sure don't sweat much for a fat broad."

*** WEDDINGS ***

1. Livestock, usually, is a poor choice for a wedding gift.

2. Kissing the bride for more than 5 seconds may get you shot.

3. For the groom, at least, rent a tux. A leisure suit with cummerbund and a clean bowling shirt can create too sporty an appearance.

4. Though uncomfortable, say "yes" to socks and shoes for this Special Occasion.

5. It is not appropriate to tell the groom how good his wife is in the Sack.


1. Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles; even if the gun is loaded, and the deer is in sight.

2. When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires always has the right of way.

3. Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.

4. When sending your wife down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer.

5. Never relieve yourself from a moving vehicle, especially when driving.

6. Do not lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.


1. All the DNA is the same.

2. There are no dental records.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birthday Joy at 6am

I got this in an email and it made me smile:

The funny thing, vw, is that in spite of the euphoria one feels upon entering paradise, cloaked in miracles, surrounded by angels, love, and unimaginable beauty, it gradually becomes all they know, commonplace, ordinary, and then, shockingly... invisible.

Yep, I'm talking about life on earth.

Yippee Kai-Ye,
The Universe

Then I realized how much Tater has helped me make my world not so ordinary... as he opened presents from Mamaw this morning take a look at that huge smile:

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and I couldn't get him to look at the camera, he just wanted to look at the Ben 10 stuff...

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It is going to be entertaining this weekend, when he gets the money from his other grandparents and has his birthday party. Oh boy... I don't know if I'll be able to handle it. GRIN

Happy Birthday Tater

You have come a long way kiddo...

to the fun loving, soon to be entering First Grade young boy that I love... you take the time to read to Tot when I'm busy:
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To making funny faces for the camera:

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To drawing and writing funny pictures on the doodlepad...

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back to memories of funny faces when you were younger... wearing mom's shoes. ;-)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Take a Good Look...

Here today, Gone tomorrow. I took these pictures on Friday, as of Sunday, they were gone. Errrrr...

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It was nice while it lasted. Need better squirrel control out here. Seems Happy is falling down on the job here.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Blog Found Me... oh wait...

Kim from What's that Smell left me a comment. I went over and investigated her blog... I loved it. It is now on my side bar and in my RSS reader. I really enjoyed this post on a conversation she overhead her son having... She has competitions, like THIS POST... She keeps up with what is going on in the blog world by getting in on the ground floor with THIS POST on a new Mommy blog.

Go over and enjoy...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Watch My Garden Grow

without me. Been a little busy lately and haven't paid any attention to my garden. Last weekend I took some pictures to show everyone... it has survived without me. In fact, the sunflowers Tater gave me for mother's day took off and are growing like weeds! Take a look for yourself!

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Dog Finds New Hangout...

Under the dining room table. Use to be my bedroom on my side of the bed. Or in front of the couch. He place to hangout and 'live' is now under the dining room table. This is where you will find him most of the time...

QG here comes your newest model...

Tired, lots going on... but absolutely cute pictures of Tot... enjoy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Free s.x with fill up

A gas station owner in Mississippi was trying to increase his sales. So he put up a sign that read, 'Free S.x with Fill-Up.'

Soon a local redneck pulled in, filled his tank and asked for his free s.x.
The owner told him to pick a number from 1 to 10. If he guessed correctly he would get his free s.x. The redneck guessed 8, and the proprietor said, 'You were close. The number was 7. Sorry. No s.x this time.'

A week later, the same redneck, along with a buddy, Bubba, pulled in for another fill-up. Again he asked for his free s.x. The proprietor again asked him to guess the correct number. The redneck guessed 2 this time. The proprietor said, 'Sorry, it was 3. You were close, but no free s.x this time.'

As they were driving away, the redneck said to his buddy, 'I think that game is rigged and he doesn't really give away free s.x.' Bubba replied, 'No it ain't rigged. My wife won twice last week.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"Mommy Come Look" is not what you want to hear at 6am

I was in the kitchen, Tot was sitting on the couch and I hear:

Tot: Mommy come look
Mom: Just a minute
Tot: Mommy come look now!
Mom: Ok, what is it
** bou blink as I walk over and see his p.nis sticking out of his underwear **
Tot: Look, I can make it move!
Mom: ummm Yes. Now you can put it away.
Tot: Knock knock
Mom: Who's there?
Tot: Baby (said in elvis like voice)
Mom: Baby who?
Tot: Baby in your butt. **belly laughter**
Mom: *sigh* *smile*
Tot: Knock knock
Mom: Who's there?
Tot: Baby (said in elvis like voice)
Mom: Baby who?
Tot: Baby in your eye. **more laughter**

this continues with different body parts until Happy dog shows up... and I threaten to have Happy kiss Tot. Then Tot pulls down his underwear and tells Happy to kiss his butt. No joke. I thought I was going to burst from holding in the laughter. And then the conversation went something like this:

Tot: Mom, kiss my butt.
Mom: No
Tot: *laughing* Mom, kiss my butt.
Mom: No, farts and poop come out of it, I am NOT kissing it.
Tot: *with underwear still down, turns to put butt towards me* Mom, kiss my butt.
Mom: *unable to resist, gives a spank on that bottom* NO, I will NOT.
Tot: *moving out of reach and laughing harder* Kiss my butt, kiss my butt, kiss my butt!!!
Mom: It has stinky stuff come out of it, I will NOT kiss it.

Then Tater shows up and all stops. Phew.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Meme'd AGAIN

Seems that Dave meme'd me. Here are the rules:

The meme has the following rules:

1 – Write the title to your own memoir using exactly six words.

2 – Post it on your blog.

3 – Link to the person who tagged you.

4 – Tag five other bloggers.

Guess the title to my memoirs would be:

I would do it all again!

Tag five others? I see Dave got some I had planned on getting at my next chance... so who shall I use now?

1. Sticks
2. Jennifer
3. guyK
4. George
5. That1Guy

Can't wait to see what the would make the title of their memoirs!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Feel'n the Bloggy Love

As much as my sister and I drive each other crazy, she loves me. How do I know? She gave my blog a girlie award...

The rules of the award are:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated


Hmmmm... guess that leaves Ogre, Harv, Physic Geek, Contagion, Real Dave, Bob and others out of the picture... now let's see about those women... I picked women's blogs that I read weekly, that either make me think or make me smile... and it sucked I couldn't include more. But I'll catch the others on the next meme I'm stuck with.

1. Teresa
2. Oddybobo
3. ArmyWifeToddlerMom
4. Boudicca
5. wRitErsbLock
6. Pamibe
7. Roses

Thank you all for being a part of my life.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Day Five, A "Universal" Change

Missed a day that I wanted to post on our trip... click on Read More below to see the info and some really cute pictures...

We decided to take the boys to Universal - Islands of Adventure on Day Five (Thursday). I was surprised at how many rides they could actually get on and ride. We started out going straight to SpiderMan! Then off to Seuss Landing... Cat in the Hat,

One Fish Two Fish,

Caro-Seuss-el, High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train

Before we left the area... we got this cute picture:

Next Poseidon's Fury. Then the Flying Unicorn... three times. Tater wanted to go by himself, but we convinced him otherwise. Off to Pteranodon Flyers. Then Sindbad's Stunt Show. The boys really got into the show. They were hollering at 'Kibob' to look behind him for the bad guy and more...

If I Ran the Zoo, Cat in the Hat (again) and last was Storm Force Accelatron (think Spinning cups). Phew. Busy and fun. Hope you enjoyed the pics!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cow Tipping or A Big Surprise!

Remember my post on getting Chick-Fil-A for free? Someone from Chick-Fil-A actually posted a comment. And it was GREAT! It sent you to THIS SITE on how to make simple cow costumes. Definitely check it out. White t-shirt, black shorts, a few spots and ears... yep, I think I can do this. Hmmmm... wish my mom lived down here. She would be able to look at these ideas and run with them. Oh well... have fun!

It's a Cylinder World

We were doing shape week... but mom is not up to snuff. I did go over a few shapes and read the boys one book on cylinders. Tot and I were talking about what cylinders he could see in his room. We saw a pencil, the bedpost and a few other items.
Then Tot told me...

Tot: "I know something else that has a cylinder shape"
Mom: *bou blink* "What's that son?"
Tot: "My poop when it is not like water"
Mom: *grin* "Yep, I do believe you are right" *phew*

Luckily the conversation was without Tater around...

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every action with which it comes into contact.

A minute amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2-6 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

All this talk about Chocolate

made me remember why I don't lose weight... and then on the zen site I read I saw this:

8 Steps To Take Control of Your Weight

  1. Substitute Water. Our bodies are about 65-70% water. It follows that water would be not only essential, but the best possibly choice of liquids to ingest. In fact, our bodies will sometimes simulate a hunger response, when in reality the body is craving hydration. When hungry, drink a glass or two of water to check if it suppresses your hunger.

  2. Chew Your Food. Chewing our food very slowly and deliberately has several benefits that are often overlooked. It gives us the ability to relax, and enjoy our meal. Slow chewing is the first, and highly important, step in a complex system of digestion. Besides, if we eat slowly, we might feel full before finishing the whole meal, and can leave the rest for the next meal.

  3. Exercise daily. How silly of me to include something as obvious as exercise. I did a 30 day trial with waking up, and walking for 30 minutes first thing in the morning. My journal records that I was feeling amazing during the period of time that I was following this habit.

  4. Publicize your intentions. The same way that Leo publicizes his challenges and book writing goals you can make your own goals public. Start a blog, join a forum, and have other people keep you accountable to help.

  5. Create a food schedule. Plan your day so that you’re eating at approximately the same time each day. This scheduling will incorporate itself into your circadian rhythm, and aid in digestion.

  6. Do not over eat. Know your limit and stop eating when you are full. I have often been a victim of wanting to finish a meal so that it doesn’t go to waste. This has left me with many a stomach ache. Next time, doggy bag it for later, and don’t hurt yourself!

  7. Choose your snacks wisely. Put down the Doritos® and cheese puffs. Pick up the apple and baby carrots. Make the right decision, I know you can do it.

  8. Lifestyle. Remember, it’s not about special diets, or special exercise programs. The real secret is in turning your health into a lifestyle, and focusing on this healthy lifestyle with every choice you make.

Nothing unusual in those statements... but actually following them is a different thing. I know I need more exercise. I know I should pick carrots and apples over chocolate... but implementing it... ahhh... that is the important point. Let me see how I do over the next week...

Dark Chocolate is your friend

I get all sorts of weird emails... but this was one of my favorite this week:

Give your skin inside-out protection from the sun by putting these four items into your shopping cart: pomegranates, tomatoes, dark chocolate, and tea.

From RealAge's 4 Must-Eat Foods for Healthy Skin:

The antioxidants in this tasty quartet of treats may help thwart skin cancer, according to John La Puma, MD, author of ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine.

Sunblock Effects
No food can replace the awesome sun-busting power of sunscreen, but some foods may work their way from the inside out to give your skin a little extra protection. The antioxidants in pomegranates, tomatoes, dark chocolate, and tea "can migrate to upper layers of your skin, bolstering resistance to ultraviolet damage," La Puma writes.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Eat More Chicken

I am on a mailing list for Chick-fil-A and they have announced a way to get free food. Here is a quote:

In celebration of July 11, Cow Appreciation Day, an unofficial – yet nationally recognized holiday, Chick-fil-A will award a free combo meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes to one of the chain’s 1,200-plus restaurants fully dressed as a cow.

Due to insanity at my house, more simple posts like the above will be done this week. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

It's Bertha!

Somehow I missed the first storm... but here comes Bertha!

**mutters ... got to stock up since I ran everything out before we went on vacation... mutters**

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy July 4th

Found this over at Derek's... and couldn't resist! That and my boys checked out the School House Rocks DVD from the library. Eeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkk. Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here and more... over and over and over and over again...

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Survival of Another Day

Seems my boys had to go poop in the middle of the night the other night... Tater at 1:30am and Tot at 3:30am. Needless to say, I'm out of it. First, the pictures from the end of day 3 shopping...

Here are a few cute pictures from Day 4 at Animal Kingdom...

And a quick overview of what we did (for my future reference) is:

Fastpasses to Safari Ride, off to Pangani Forest Exploration Trail... back to Safari Ride. Next, we were just in time to see Flights of Wonder. A nice playtime in the "The Boneyard" in the DinoLand. On our way out, we stopped and saw It's Tough to Be A Bug. Not our best moment as in this time it was Tater with a meltdown. They are taking turns and it is driving me nuts. Luckily it is only one a day and only one child. But they never get their way, so I don't know what drives it. Heat? Tired? Who knows... Then we went to Downtown Disney per Tot's request. He watches way too many commercials... But they had fun at the Lego store and the Toy store. Yep, overall, it was a good day.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tuesday Fun and Mom Gets to Have Friends Over

Yep, I got to have wRitErsbLock and Sherlock come visit last night. I had a blast. Even if wRitErsbLock laughed the hardest at picturing me running while telling her the story of why my nickname in highschool was QuackAss. I still refuse to change it from vw bug.

Click below to see pictures and find out what we did on Tuesday...

Humor for Dreaded Wednesday

They keep telling us to get in touch with our bodies. Mine isn't all that communicative but I heard from it the other day after I said,

"Body , how'd you like to go to the six o'clock class in vigorous toning?"

Clear as a bell, my body said, "Listen fatty... do it and die."

= = = = =

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Another Day, More Pictures

Lots of pictures, lots of fun but I'm hiding below the line... so if you want to check it out, click on the 'read more' below!