Thursday, August 30, 2007

Channel Surfing

Wow thank goodness it's almost Friday. This has been a very long week. The whole learning a new job routine is wearing me out. I'm really ready for the nice long weekend. My brain is tired!

Tonight when I should have been doing homework I was watching tv. I keep seeing all kinds of previews for the new shows this season. It lookes like there will be a lot of good ones. What usually happens though is I get hooked on a new show and then it gets canceled and that makes me not very happy. I'm still missing The Nine. I really don't think it should have been canceled.

Most of all I'm excited about the new seasons of all my favorites getting started. I'm missing my Biggest Loser, Grey's Anatomy, ER, and Dirt. Only a few more weeks before everything comes back. The Biggest Loser is actually having a reunion special next week and then the new season starts the week after that. Allison Sweeny who plays Sami on Days of our Lives is going to host The Biggest Loser this season so I'm interested to see how she does.

What new shows or old favorites are you all looking forward too?


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Not So Smart

Sometimes I meet people and I leave the situation thinking they are not so smart other times I leave the situation thinking they are pretty intelligent individuals... Other times I leave the situation thinking huh?????

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fun At Walmart

I love Wal-Mart pranks! Enjoy!!!


The supervisors position at work is rather interesting. Granted this is my first full week at it so I expected it to be a bit challenging. However, it's stranger than I imagined. Today at about 4:15 it hit me that being a supervisor must be very similar to being pecked to death by chickens. Not incredibly painful however it is painfully annoying. Everyone has questions all the time, no one has boundaries, and everyone could learn a little bit about patience. At one point today I just closed my door and locked it for 10 minutes so I could check email without being interupted. Tomorrow my goal is to sneak to the bathroom twice throughout the day so I don't almost pee my pants on the way home!


Monday, August 27, 2007

PayPerPost Postie Blog Carnival

Welcome to another Postie Blog Carnival. It's hard to believe that I started this carnival many months ago! So many people have stepped up to host the carnival that this is the first time I've hosted in a very long time! It's nice to have the carnival come back home. We have some great submissions to the carnival this week so here we go!

Pelf presents A remarkable woman I’ve recently met posted at pelf-ism is contagious.

Andrew Ian Dodge presents Dodgeblogium » Blog Archive » Superbowl here I come? posted at Dodgeblogium.

Colleen presents ass chewing in suburbia posted at Simple Kind Of Life.

Lisa presents Gravestone Marker posted at My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings.

Skeet presents Dad posted at skeet's stuff.

Tess presents Being A Dad Again posted at Musings From Me.

Loretta presents Avoid the Packed Lunch Boredom | Just Not Martha posted at Just Not Martha.

Kat presents Excellent 20/20 video on education. posted at My Single Mom Life.

Make sure you leave comments as you visit the blogs so they know you are visiting through the carnival. Have fun!!!


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Driving Fools

Heather and I went to Shreveport this weekend to get her car. Instead of totaling it the insurance company wanted it fixed. So we left on Friday night and drove halfway there. Then Saturday went drove the rest of the way there and all the way back home! 15 hours in the car yesterday has wrecked my body. I hurt so bad. My back, my neck, my legs. Everything. I woke up this morning and felt like a truck had run me over. But at least it's all taken care of now. We will never have to return to Louisiana again! Praise God for that!!!


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

School Daze

Ugh school started back up today. I wasn't ready to go back to class yet. The breaks never seem long enough! Some day I will be done with school and there will be one heck of a party. I only have two classes this semester so I shouldn't complain much except both of them have lots and lots of assignments. I will be plenty busy.

I'm so worn out I can't make my little finger type anymore so good night!


Tuesday, August 21, 2007


It's only Tuesday and I already feel like the weekend should be here! That's not a good sign my friends. That only means that it's going to be one heck of a long week in my world. I transition to my new position at work on Monday so this week is pure crazy. I'm pretty organized at work but I still have a to do list a mile long. All the things I want to get done before I go. I just want things to be in good shape for the next person....

I spent today running and I plan to spend tomorrow cleaning, filing, and packing my office up. I also start back to classes tomorrow. Fun times! I'm dreading the return to school but hopefully my classes will be interesting.


Sunday, August 19, 2007


It's been a busy weekend. So busy that I didn't have time to post. I kept my godchildren Isabel and Jorgen this weekend. Isabel is 5 and Jorgen is 13 months. They kept me running all weekend. Surprisingly Jorgen was easier to manage this time than Isabel. Isabel is at that interesting stage now where she talks non stop! She asks questions about everything!!!! I'm not kidding. Some of the questions I got asked over the weekend were....

"Why do you wear makeup?"

"Why did your mom die?"

"Do you ever throw-up?"

"How did you make this floor?"

"Is it time to go swimming yet?"

Not only did I get asked these questions but she asked all of them about 15 times in a ROW!!! Not to mention the 100 other questions she asked me. She kills me. I don't know how kids think up these things.

Jorgen just crawls around and snuggles and eats. He also laughs like a crazy man when the tickle bugs attack him. I also found out that footed pj's on tile floors are not a good plan. That poor kid wiped out quite a few times. Good thing he has a hard head. He didn't even cry the last couple times. He just wipes out and keeps going.

After they left this morning I got to make a 4 1/2 hour drive to western Kansas. I have a court hearing for work at 8:00 in the morning so I thought it would be better to come down tonight rather than leave my house at 3:30 in the morning. So I'm hanging at the good old Best Western. It's been a couple weeks since I stayed in a hotel so I was having withdrawel...


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Picture Help

To edit my digital pictures I use the Kodak Easyshare program that came with my camera. I can crop and change colors and do fun stuff. It works well and then I can very easily upload them to Kodak Gallery so I can share them with my friends and family. But I'm starting to have some problems with it. It loads slow and doesn't have all the features I would like. So what programs do you all use. Does anyone know of a good digital editing program?


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Call Me Boss

Well they offered me the supervisor job today and I accepted it. I figured up my budget last night and realized how much more money I'd be making. That sealed the deal for me. The fact that I can put more in savings and pay extra on my car payment makes me a happy girl or well a happy boss!

So now they have posted my current position and as soon as it is filled I will move over into my new position. Hopefully it will be a quick and easy transition.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Today I had my interview for the supervisors position at work. I really went into the interview relaxed. I don't have to have the job and honestly I'm not really sure I even want it. I love the position I have now and don't have a burning desire to change positions though I would love the increase in pay.

I didn't think the interview went all that great. I answered all their questions quickly and very honestly. A couple of times their eyes got big and they looked shocked at my answers so I didn't think that was the best sign. I'm pretty blunt and honest and I cut to the chase. Not to sure that's what they were looking for.

However, after the interview I was telling my boss about my answers and how it went and she just started laughing. She said they looked shocked because I gave all the right answers. I guess they are looking for someone that doesn't beat around the bush... Who knew my abrasiveness at times could be a benefit. She also said that my questions and concerns impressed them because it showed I was putting a lot of thought into the position and showed that I was being realistic about the potential barriers. Go figure!

So now I'm way confused. Though I had fun in the interview and it was a great experience I really don't know for sure what they thought. It will be a week before they make a decision so now I just get to wait and enjoy my current job. And then if they do offer me the position I have to decide if I really want it...


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Army Wives

Are any of the rest of you hooked on the new Lifetime show Army Wives? I've become addicted to it. It's the highlight of my Sunday evenings now! I just love it. It's funny, it's thought provoking, it's just an all around great show. You have to check it out. There are only two more episodes before the season ends but I'm sure they will be replaying it like crazy. It's getting lots of great reviews so you should take the time to try and catch it. LOVE IT!!!

So seriously the show was the highlight of my day. All I did the rest of the day was clean and cook and work in the yard. And mess with my stupid cloudy pool. The pool gods hate me. I just can't get it back in working order. Watch I'll get it fixed and then it will pour for a week and I won't be able to swim anyways. That is my luck!

Okay I don't know anything else for today.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Check out my Slide Show!

I went on a barn hunt and this is what I found... There are really some awesome old barns around here. I just love them.

So Sad

I got a very sad call last night about one of my clients. He was killed in a tractor accident yesterday. He was only 11 years old. I have worked with this family for about 2 years now and he and his two siblings were just adopted about 6 weeks ago. Everything just got finalized and life was looking good for these kids. And then this happens.

I just feel sick for the family. When his mom called last night she was just hysterical and I could hardly understand what she was saying. But today she was a little calmer. Of course she is just devestated but there were lots of people from their church and the community at the house helping and supporting them. It's just heartbreaking. I don't know why bad things happen to such good people.

I know that God has a plan for all of us. I have to believe that. But sometimes in the darkest days it's hard to see the light. Last night his mom kept asking me why over and over. I didn't have an answer for her other than his work here is done. I reminded her of house excited this little guy was when I went to visit them about six months ago. He excitedly showed me his new bible that he had received the previous Sunday after he was baptized. I've never seen a child so excited about being baptized. I know he is playing in heaven today.


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Comment Please

I was just looking at my blog stats and I have had some visitors from some fun locations lately. I had someone visit this blog from Italy another from Iran and then quite a few visits from throughout the US. So I'd love to know how you all found my blog. I get a couple hundred visits a day so please leave a comment and tell me how you found my blog and where you are from. It amazes me sometimes that people actually read about my boring life.


Pool Party.... Or Not

It's so hot here I just want to lay in the pool and do nothing all day. But my pool is not my friend right now. When we went to Louisiana I had someone taking care of everything but the pool... How I forgot that I don't know but I did. So when we came home it looked like a pond. Now we are close to being back on track but not close enough. The chemicals are right but there is still a yucky cloudy look to the water. So tomorrow I'm heading back to the pool place with another water sample to see if they can help me yet again....

I just want to swim. That's it. I don't want much just to swim in clear water. Not cloudy water, not yucky water. But crisp blue clear lovely water... It's 105 here shouldn't that be possible?

Other than the heat things are good here. I'm feeling so much better than I was over the weekend! And today is the first day I haven't even missed my Diet Dr. Pepper so I survived after all. And tomorrow is Friday so things are getting better all the time.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hotter Then Africa

It's hotter than Africa here today. It got up to 105 and the humidity made it feel like it was about 115. I'm sick of summer! I babysat Caden and Kaylie for awhile tonight and to beat the heat we played in the water outside. Caden kept asking me to make it "rain on him". He is too funny.

I managed to get a few cute pictures of the two of them. Caden used to love it when I took his picture but now he says "No get Kaylie". So even though he wasn't a big fan of the picture game tonight I was sneaky and got a few.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Side Effects

My doctor started me on a new med last Friday and I think that is part of why I was feeling so weird the other day. I started getting sick Saturday and I'm just now started to feel a little better. Still not great but more human. Along with the side effects from the meds I also have to limit my soda intake. Only one Diet Dr. Pepper a day. And one means a 12 oz can not one 32oz drink from Sonic. So the searing pain through my head may have something to do with caffeine withdrawels. If I ever get off of this soda I'm never drinking it again! Quiting soda is worse than giving up smokie treats. Not fun my friends, not fun!


Saturday, August 04, 2007


I feel like I'm stuck in quicksand or stuck in time or stuck in my head. I don't know how to explain it really. I just can't seem to get anything done. My to do list is a mile long. My house is a mess, my yard looks like a jungle, I don't remember when I last balanced my check book and I feel like crap. I just can't get motivated to do anything. When I wake up in the morning my intentions are good but I just don't follow through.

I keep thinking maybe I'm depressed but then I don't do anything about that either. I could sleep all day and not feel bad about it. Okay I would feel bad about it but I wouldn't change it. My kitchen table looks like the mailbox threw up on it and my bedroom looks like the closet exploded. But do I care... Not enough to fix it...

Maybe tomorrow


Thursday, August 02, 2007

What A Day

Today was a busy day! I'm worn out. I should go to bed but I keep thinking of things I need to do. So I'm delaying. Now I have clothes in the dryer and have to stay awake until they get dry so I can hang them up. I hate when I forget them and then they get all wrinkled. I am not a fan of ironing so I do whatever I can to prevent wrinkles!

Tonight I was talking on the phone while I was watering my flowers and I turned around and had a driveway full of puppies! There were five adorable fat puppies in my yard. They are the neighbors and they had escaped from their pen. So I tried to carry them back first but carrying five wiggling puppies is a challenge. So then I tried to herd them back but they kept running at me instead of away. So then I got some of Lena's puppy treats and got them to follow me back. They were so cute following me in a little line back to their home. The neighbors said I could have one for free but Lena would not like another puppy! So I think I will just go over and play with them some.


Fair Time

I went to the Fair last night with Darby, Chris, Caden, Kaylee, Donna and Jeff. It was hotter than I remember it being... And the lines were longer and the rides were louder. But I got a funnel cake and that makes it all worth it. I did happen to see about 1 million and two people that I know. That is usually one thing I like about the fair but this year I wasn't up to it. And half my clients from work were there so at least I got those contacts out of the way for the month.

Busy day today. Miss Lena gets a haircut which means she will be a nightmare for me tonight. She hates going to the vet. I have a couple court hearings today one of which may not be so good. I think the judge is not so happy with me this week. Then I have a doctor's appointment and my regular Thursday lunch with the girls. So busy day but I've got cute hair so I can make it through... :-)