Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
So now that the auction is over it is time to focus on the move. I started to pack on Monday, Carla was on IM's with me and said that she would come and help me start packing my PartyLite stuff. That was really the only stuff that I had planned on doing that day. Well Carla came over and so did Miss Hope to help a sister out. We got the PL stuff knocked out quite quick, and we took a little rest. Carla was saying to me don't you have any other boxes she was as cagey as a cat on a hot tin roof, wanting to get stuff done! I was joking with Greg and told him that if I would have had the boxes that Carla would have had me all packed up that day LOL. Since I didn't have boxes it was decided that I need to take down all the curtains and wall stuff. So we got all of that done and I had started to wash the curtains and at least get the stuff that we had taken down off the walls put into a pile in the living room. Later that night I was sitting in bed waiting for Greg to shut off the lights so we could relax and watch some TV before going to sleep. He just stood there at the foot of the bed looking at the wall behind the bed and was looking right confused.... all that was left was the picture left hanging on the wall. After a few seconds of him looking right pitiful I asked him ..... "You are trying to remember what was hanging on the wall for the last 3 years huh"... He just shook his head and gave a bit of a laugh and said " Yes, I cant remember what was there I assume some PartyLite stuff though". Now that is why I could buy stuff and he wouldn't know if I had bought it yesterday or 5 years ago! It could work to my advantage in the near future. The packing is coming along ok, I'm doing a little bit at a time so I don't just burn the house down and collect the ins. money and go shopping for new stuff. Well it is off to get some more packing done. Take care all.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I want to give a bit SHOUT OUT to my peeps, Miss Hope... not once has this woman complained when I have called her rambling about the cups, tickets, what supplies I still need to get and does she think that the schedule that I have done is ok. She just listens to me go off on a tanget and then says to me " sounds like you have it all under control".
Then there is Jordy, she is the computer excel spreed sheet queen, she loves to do the organizing on the computer... me I would just write it down because those darn programs wont do what I want them to do, or maybe it is me. And I cant understand computer speak LOL.
Then there is Kerry she got dragged into this last minute when I went up to her and asked her if she was going to be busy the night of the Auction. She said nope what do you need me to do. It is so great to have friends to back you up when you may get in a bit over your head. Good friends like mine are hard to find....so when you find a good friend like that cherish them. Just remember you cant have MINE lol ( ok I know some of you had Hope, Kerry and Jordy before me and that's ok).
But the rest of ya keep ur mitts off. Just kidding they are the best friends a gal could have and I love all of you mucho.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
It sits on a Acre of land and you can see the marsh from the front porch. Oh the front porch it is a full porch complete with a swing!! Now I'm in the south!! I will have a tangerine tree, Apple tree and a lemon tree ( when it matures the current owner cut it down not knowing what it was lol) The current owner had put a lot of time and money into the landscaping. The front with the edging has lighting in it. There is a little play yard ,swing,slide thingy out front too. The front drive could hold at least 6 to 8 cars easy!! The front living room has a fireplace ( I so love a fire place) I love the kitchen they are leaving the china cabinet cuz the stupid people that wallpapered the kitchen( not the current owners) didn't do all of it and left a blank wall. Kitchen / Dining Room and the Florida Room
Dining Room/ Florida Keys Room
There is also a "sun room" I call it my Florida Keys room, (that is another post later). Florida Keys Room
They have a deck off the Florida Keys room.
Well that is all the pic I have at the moment. I will post more if I'm able to get them.
Monday, March 2, 2009
After I got home from the ER on Friday my oldest daughter Ashley calls me in a frantic voice... mumbling something about trying to get home on the back road because the main road was closed and almost running off the road, boy was she in a dither. When I finally go her to calm down and she was telling me the story she said that she was trying to go the back way home because she didn't want to spend the night in Idaho Falls, so she decided to take a back way home and it was a snowing and blowing. She said that she was only going about 20 and she started to slide sideways and she was afraid that she was going to run off the road. She had all 3 kids in the van with her. She had called me to help her calm down... I ask her if her and the kids were ok she said yes then she said mumbled something about Brenden ( he is 3). I said is he ok she said in a very sarcastic voice OH YEAH he is ok. When she was sliding down the road sideways and freaking out Brenden was in the back of the car yelling "COOKIES" I just had to laugh she wasn't to impressed. So I said I guess his daddy takes him out flippin cookies huh ... she said yeah I guess so and then proceeded to call him a name or two. She didn't thin it was to funny but that made my night a bit better. I only have about 6 weeks before I leave for Idaho they had best get ALL that snow gone or I'm not gettin off the plane. I'm not prepared for cold weather. I have turned into a sissy over the last few years.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Now for my personal Thursday! Me and Miss Hope have this deal going on that The Man takes the girls to school and I pick them up. Well on Thursdays I only need to pick up Kaylee because Alexis and Makenna have Chorus. Well me being the person of habit that I am went to get Kaylee from school yesterday like every Thursday..... waited in line for about 20 min. got up to the front they call my number and no girls...I thought what the heck. Then when the lady was trying to tell me that the girls weren't there we both figured out it was Chorus and I ALREADY had Kaylee at home!! And to top it off I had gone to a PC party a few weeks ago and then to a Adult party the other night. The gal from the Adult party had called the other day and had said that she would call back on Thursday. Well the lady from the PC party called instead and I .... thinking this was the Adult party consultant was running around trying to find my list of goodies to buy. As I got back to the phone and was complaining that I could find the books ect. she said that she had just finished up closing our friends Kerry's party and wanted to see when I wanted to hold mine. I thought to myself OMG I almost gave the PC lady my order for the Adult Party!!
So I kept my composure and finished up with the PC lady and got off the phone before I said something stupid. I don't know who had control of my brain yesterday but I hope they got it back to me last night. I cant go through another day like yesterday!
On to last night when I was getting ready for bed... I was hanging up the new shirts that I had gotten at the going out of business sale that Miss Hope talked about. Well I got a pink one and one with red white and blue stripes, they are small stripes so it is a bit busy. Well I have ADHD adn a bit of OCD not bad it is just some things need to be in certiane places. Well I didnt know how much of a monkey wrench a striped multi colored shirt could be to me. I had no color to put the damn thing with, I just stood there looking at my closet and wondering where will this one go. Oh dear lord I just need a vacation.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Kaylee my littlest one had a dentist appt. yesterday also. It was a good visit to the dentist. The dental tech said that the only problem she had with Kaylee is that she wouldn't quit talking long enough for the sealants would be able to set. So after the dentist we had a mommy-daughter day. I took Kaylee to Applebees for lunch, she was wonderful. I think it was due to the fact that she had my undivided attention. She had a slider and some fries.. that girl is all about the fries. She did such a good job on lunch I got her a treat.
Ya'll have a good hump day!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
From left to right is Leland,Brenden and Isabell. Now I wont be just a voice on the phone. I feel bad that we live so far away but there is nothing we can do right now .. Hooooyah... go Navy! But at least Ashley understands being a Navy Brat and all. There will lots of pictures of my vacation to Idaho to follow in April.
The rest of the week was busy I took my friend Judy to the airport on Friday she was going to Arizona for a wedding. On Saturday the big V-Day Greg didn't have work like we had anticipated on earlier on in the week so I gave Miss Hope a call and said we would be able to go out to dinner with them and John and Carla. We ate at a restaurant downtown that I hadn't been to in over 9 years. Even though we have been here for 2 1/2 we just have never made it back. So all 6 of us had dinner reservations at Seagulls for 5:30p.m. we were about 5 or so min. late. It was a nice place with good atmosphere. The poor waiter we had, I felt so bad for him. We pretty much figured that it was either his first day or this was the first day he was by himself. He was running around like a chicken with his head cut off. We didn't get out of there until 8:15 I kid you not. The restaurant wasn't bad the service wasn't all that good but I totally understand where the poor kid was coming from. I blame the bad service on the people who had him wait tables on Valentines Day all by himself. As far as the food goes it wasn't all that great. I don't think I will be going back. But as far as the people we had with us, I would give them Five Stars. As we were outside talking after we had paid our bills, I said to Miss Hope "That we don't have to just be with the One we love we can be with the ONES we love." it is good that we are far enough in our marriages that we can go out as a group on Valentines Day and have a great time. We really do need to do those group dinners more often, I had a GREAT time. Nothing better than a night out with good friends. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and Valentines Day.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I have a quick question to ask all of you, these are things that roll around my head and gives me thing to bug Miss Hope about lol.
With the exception of husbands,children and pets, what would be the 5 most important things you would take with you if you had to evacuate in a hurry?
1) photo albums, baby books
2) Jewelery from Gems TV.
3) Kitchen Aid
4) sewing machine
5) Family pics
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Man has custody of our girls( both mine and Miss Hopes) in the morning and I have custody of the kids in the afternoon, this arrangement works out well for all. So I go to get the youngins and as I was driving I remembered that our speedometer was going all haywire. This had started on Saturday. I can be at a dead stop and my speed is is 50 mph. So with this gentle reminder I gave the Chevy dealership a call. I received the following news: " I need to take the Sub (suburban) in and they will see what type of cluster I need for the sub. It will take a day or 2 to get the part in and then it should only take a few hours to fix and it is only going to cost me $500-$600!! I thought I was a gonna have a hear attack. And to top it all off the damn thing was on a recall list a few years back and we farted around and when we finally got the damn thing in we had to many miles on it and they wouldn't fix it. So the moral of this short story is when the manufacture has a recall on your car/truck take it in right quick or it is a gonna cost you down the road. I'm still kicking myself in the butt for not getting it in when I had the chance.
Like the good friend that Miss Hope is she was able to come over and help me get the last few bags finished. I told her that I really shouldn't do those again by myself cuz a few of them that was supposed to be 5x11 turned out to be 4x11. And the bags that I had already had made were to big. So today I guess we will be fixing cases for the litty bitty ones. We have around 60lbs. or so of deer corn to get into bags. Hope you feeling froggy Miss Hope. OK I guess my rant is done. Hope everyone is having a good Tuesday. Thank goodness Monday is over!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Monday was a good quiet day last week, Tuesday however started the run for the weekend! I had a meeting on Tuesday to show some of the wives the new cup that I had made for the Dolphin Auction, I'm the Beverage Committee Chair. I need to explain a little how me and my girls roll. We are a pretty tight knit group, we would do anything for each other ( even bail one another out of jail if needed, and yes we have talked about this lol.) So even though I was the one that said OHHHH I will chair that committee, my girls are behind me 110% and are willing to either succeed or fail right along with me. Now that is what I call BEST FRIENDS. So with that said, we were throwing around ideas for the auction. We started out with Pitchers of beer. OHHH what a great idea, until my hubby popped our bubble and said how are we gonna clean the pitchers. So we moved on to the stadium cups, then thought it was a great idea to have something printed on them.
This is done on a Navy Blue cup with Gold lettering, it looks great! I spent probably 3 days of emailing the lady who was doing the cups, then forwarding the emails to my gals for proof reading cuz I miss things. So it really is a combined effort with us, with each of us bringing something new and different to the table and no one had the need to be the BOSS. I just want to say I really LURV my peeps.
Thursday was just a full day of running around getting misc. stuff done. I had done something to my back when we had compass a few weeks ago, my stubborn self keeps forgetting to take it easy and not lift things that makes my back worse. I HAD to get some stuff at the commissary, Wal*art ect. I HAD to get some more deer corn, my mother in law needed a bag cuz dumb old Miami doesn't have stuff like that. I got 2 of the last 5 that they had at Wal*art.
Friday came and I had a butt load of stuff to do, and for all the planning that I did ( I'm so on having a plan) my children seem to put a monkey wrench into the whole thing. AHHHH such is life, just got to learn to go with the flow. My father-in-law was able to spend the weekend with us, the kids just love it when he comes to visit. Now that we live closer both he and my mother-in-law hopefully will be able to visit more often and we should be able to go down more often too.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
My daughter Alexis ( number 5 in the family) had participated in the elementary school science project. Her group was one of the ones that made it to the local finals on Thursday. This was her first year having to to a science project, so for her to make it as far as she did I'm so very proud. Her group didn't make the top 36 from all the local schools but they did very well. I know that she will do great things next year.
She is also supposed to be getting tested for gifted this month. She is so excited one because she is doing so well in school and two she can go with her best friend Makenna to Challenge. I'm so proud of her and all that she has accomplished in the past few years. She was diagnosed with ADHD last year. Even though she wasn't on meds at the time she was still getting A's and B's on her report card. But her classroom actions were not so good. I was getting a note home from the teacher pretty much every day. It was frustrating for all of us. So when we got her on her meds she did 110% better. She had all A's and didn't have a a note from the teacher the rest of the year. She made AB honor roll the first 9 weeks and all A's this last 9 weeks. I'm just glad she got her brains from her dad. In fact all my kids have done better in school than I did. I wish they would have gotten me on some meds ( I have adult ADHD) when I was in school then maybe I would have went on to college. Well I guess that ends my ramblings for today. Take care everybody!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation was established in 1960 with the first scholarship of $350 awarded to John L. Haines, Jr., in June 1961. Funds were raised primarily through the tireless efforts of submarine officers' wives' organizations throughout the United States. As the cost of college education continued to skyrocket, so did the need for the Foundation to assist children of the Submarine Force. Today DSF receives individual, corporate, memorial and Combined Federal Campaign donations, as well as continued strong support from the submarine community. All donations go directly to support the scholarships. Interest and dividends from the DSF trust fund supplement these contributions for scholarships and operating expenses.
For the 2008-2009 academic year, Dolphin Scholarship Foundation will award 137 annual scholarships of $3,400 to each Dolphin Scholar. Each recipient may potentially receive a total of $13,600 for up to four years of undergraduate study. The number of new awards granted each year is determined by graduation and attrition of current Dolphin Scholars. Dolphin Scholarship Foundation is proud to have awarded over seven million dollars to almost 1000 students attending universities and colleges through the United States. Dolphin Scholarship Foundation
This is a much worthy cause. Although at this point my daughter cannot take advantage of this wonderful scholarship because she is going to be going to college hopefully with a ROTC scholarsip which makes her ineligable for the Dolphin Scholarship. But I do have 3 more youngins right behind her. So with that all said I embarked upon making a blanket for the auction. I started off with a bang and it didn't take long to be almost done. I only had around 1 to 1/2 hours left to complete this project, but do you think I could get it done....NOPE. I got the majority of it done is around 4 weeks or so. But it has taken me almost 2 months to get the last bit done. I had to get it finished because Miss Hope and I have lots of crafty things we need to get started on and I can't start one of them until I completed this project. So I sat my butt down Tuesday morning and finished the darn thing. Now it is complete and ready for the auction in March. So now let the new crafting begin. I hope that Miss Hope is ready for some serious crafting.
Here it is finally finished. I hope that it brings in big bucks for the scholarship.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Since moving back to Georgia we have been unable to go down to Florida and visit family. Well this christmas the stars aligned and it was a done deal. We got up bright and early christmas morning, opened up presents, had us a good breakfast and headed down to sunny Florida.
It was very hard to get a good picture of the tarpin because of those dang Pelicans. The kids had a great time feeding the tarpin crabs and fish. Those tarpin are huge, I know it is hard to tell but the one at the top of the page is around 4 to 5 ft. long.
In this picture you can both the Atlantic on the left and the Gulf of Mexico on the right. The water is so green and pretty.
This is the whole reason I had to go to the Keys in the first place. I just love this windchime. It isn't too loud and it is so pretty. They had them in oranges and blues. I just think they are too cool. We also took time out to go to the Metro Zoo. It has taken a bit of time for them to get the Zoo back up to par since Hurricane Andrew totally demolished it back in 1992. But they have done a great job in getting it back up and running. They just opened the Amazon section of the park in December. That is one of the reasons we went to check it out.
I took this picture of the flamingos for my good friend Jordy, she love the flamingos. I told her that I tried to get one for her but it wouldn't get in the suburban, so this is the best I could do. We had a wonderful time with all the family. We are looking forward to going down this summer to help my MIL to redo her kitchen. That should be some good pictures.