Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It is happening all so quick!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
If you could take more control of one aspect of your life, what would it be?
.. I am trying to get into a new career path .. so I need to make sure I don't detour!
If you were to name the difference between the male soul and the female soul, what would it be?
I think this is an interesting question .. because how do you name differences in souls? I think when souls find each other, and they meld together, there isn't a difference in the souls. I believe that is how you get the term "soul mates" .. the souls are drawn together .
I think differences in souls are felt when souls don't get along ... same idea as the aura a person has and that instant feeling of liking someone or not liking them the moment you meet them.
So I am not sure if there is a difference between male and female souls .. .. ..
If you had to admit the most selfish thing you do on a regular basis, what would you say it is?
hmmmm ... I have a hard time with the term "selfish" ... because I do take time to do things for myself ...
Don't we all have to do some things for ourselves to insure our sanity .. is that selfish, or is it necessary? So the most "necessary" thing I do on a regular basis ...... ensure that I have quiet time to myself.
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So, Saturday night came .. I was completely out of wine .. I went to our local grocery store where they have this wonderful idea of "why buy 1 when you can buy 6 and save ...". All too familiar with this practice since it was something Tommie and I shared all the time when our husbands were out fighting the bad guys in the big sand box, far, far away .. (almost)every weekend she and I would split a six pack. (We weren't THAT bad! ... were we?!)
So what's missing in this picture? Not just a mere 3 bottles of BAREFOOT Pinot Grigio ... but a whole lot more ...
My sisters, SeaDog moments, Coffee mornings at the Bakery .. Maine ...
This week was a tough week ... I'll stop whining now .. and have a swig of red wine! (where's the chocolate??)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
1. Dancing to the _soundtrack of Mamma Mia_ while _cooking_ makes me _happy__.
2. The last time I ___listened to Noah's zune__ I nearly ____fell off my chair ... all I can say is WOW! (How can he listen to it???)___.
3. When I drive I_think_. (Unless I am driving the black car without AC in Tx .. then I am cursing!)
4. I saw a __cowtree just_ standing _there_.
5. Give me the beach_, give me a beach chair_, give me _sunshine!!_.
6. Next week I am looking forward to _school starting!!!!!!!!!!!_.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _knowing it's Friday night!_, tomorrow my plans include running 8_ and Sunday, I want to _make sure the kids are ready for school_!
I guess I am just a little excited that school is starting up again! Does that make me a mean mother??
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I want to finish school! I'm working on it .. it's taking a looong time ..
If you could make any fictional character come to life, which one would it be?
I would like to see Tigger ...everyone needs a Tigger in their life ....
If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be and how long would it take you to spend the $10,000?
Well, if it was "free" money .. without the guilt? .. .. a girls weekend to go shopping for work clothes .. maybe some running stuff .. shoes ... yes, shoes! A woman can never have enough shoes! One store .. is there such a thing to be able to satisfy all those wants?
Name three things you wanted as a child but never got.
Wow .. that's tough .. I am not materialistic now, and wasn't then .. I was lucky to be the youngest of four .. when my sisters received something new, it would be inevitable that I would get it as well .. I think my parents tried to be fair on items like that. I really can't recall anything I really wanted and didn't get.
It's that time AGAIN ... it seems to happen all too often lately! My kids keep GROWING! Imagine that! It feels like we just went shopping the other day for clothes .. oh wait! We did! Guess we all know what this week will bring! (btw, that t-shirt with the tags ... it's part of the pile!)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
1. The last meal I had at a restaurant was __Hibachi at Nami's ... (overpriced!)___.
2.__Arrogance_ is something I intensely dislike.
3. The full moon __always gets my attention ___.
4. _"Hell to the no"___is one of my favorite local expressions from a PCS'ed neighbor.
5. Sometimes it's best to __just let it go___.
6. _Mamma Mia!___ is the best movie I've seen so far this year!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _wine? pizza?____, tomorrow my plans include _cut and wash out that gray!!!!!____ and Sunday, I want to _chill_!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
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When Aletta announced that she wanted to write back to her girlfriend, I immediately told her all about how we used to write letters .. .. .. I was waiting for the usual roll-the-eyes, "here-comes-the-walk-in-the-snow-uphill-both-ways-to-school" stare ... but there wasn't! She actually was listening!!! My sisters and I used to spend hours creating small novels ... I loved writing letters (and so much more, I loved receiving them!) .. we used coloring pencils, stickers .... fancy stationary ... you name it .. it was just another way of today's scrap booking or making greeting cards!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
5:15 AM start of the day,
By rolling and limping out of bed.
Contact lenses in, a sure way of waking me up ..
Demi lifts her head, as if in utter disgust at the
Early movement of the day.
Finally, I'm out the door,
Grimacing at the already 75 degree temperature and
Humid day. My
I-pod turns on and Michael
Kicks in with PYT (Pretty Young Thing .... not something I am feeling at this point!)
Losing myself in my run, I think about the Army Ten
Miler that I was able to sign up for this year! (another one of my goals!!)
Never did I think I could get in for this year's race ..
oh, by the way . .. did I mention, Hood
Poison Ivy is the name of the team that I will be running with!
Quite an adjustment for me .. I like individual sports over team sports when it comes to participation..
Running along, I saw THREE
Truly! Never have I seen shooting stars ...they were so clear! I made a wish on the first one, but by the time shooting star two and three came along ... my thoughts were focused on trying to
Why I love to run ... oh "Waterloo" (by ABBA ... did I mention Mamma Mia???)comes on,
eXcitement kicks in once again .. there is something about their music ..
Yes! Another run accomplished ..... this is my favorite part ..there is a
Zen like state that comes over me for the rest of the day! I can tackle ALMOST anything!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
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Every week I create my grocery shopping list .. and every week I ask my wonderful teenagers what they would like ... last week my loving son said "Klondike bars" . I looked at him (trying hard to conceal the jubilance of the mere idea that we would have Klondike Bars in the freezer!!! Yippee!) , I asked "Klondike Bars??" he said "Yes, you know .. especially the ones with M&M's in them!". Noah is a very constant personality .. so to ask for Klondike Bars was really something different for him. As mother, who am I not to grant him his only wish for the week ... Klondike Bars .. WITH M&M's in them! (He is also NOT a junk food eater .. so this was really HUGE!).
So .. fast forward to the freezer section of the local Super WalMart .. who knew there were SO MANY choices of Klondike Bars ?? Last time I looked there was only the "original" and now there was Dark chocolate .. Oreo .... but alas, No M&M's! Husband looked at me .. what to do? My son wanted M&M Klondike Bars .. the best solution ... buy two kinds: Original and Oreo's ..after all, he loves Oreo Cookies ice cream (hmm, which is my favorite) ..and if he didn't like the Oreo, surely he would enjoy the Original... it's all about choices isn't it??
When we got home, and were unloading .. I proudly announced to Noah that we bought the Klondike Bars .. but explained that they didn't have M&M's. We promptly put them in the freezer .. (imagine .. TWO packs of Klondike Bars in the freezer ... that's a total of 12 Klondike Bars ..... mmmmmmm!). Every night Noah has dessert after dinner, so this night was no different than any other night. He picked up his plate, put it in the sink .. then went for the freezer, and pulled out an Oreo Klondike Bar. He opened it up, took a bite ... then another. (All the while I am thinking ... "mmm which one, Original or Oreo ??")
Suddenly he started to wrap up the half eaten Oreo Klondike Bar back in the wrapper, and said .. I don't really like it, want it?" as he began to hand me the blue packet. "You don't like it?!" (is this MY child?) I asked with complete confusion .. "No," he said, "I don't think it's what I wanted .. you know, the Klondike Bars come in a box .. with M&M's .. there's six in a box .. I don't think you put them in the freezer ..... you used to buy them all the time, as snacks for us ..." ...My mouth dropped open "you mean GRANOLA bars?" ... "Yes, I guess .. they come also with chocolate chips .. " .... "yes, son ... those are called Granola Bars, not Klondike Bars ..."
AUGH! Now I have 9 Klondike bars in the freezer (yes, do the math!!).. .. .. .. .. how many miles do I need to run? I need to call bf J, she is my accountability food manager .. she is not going to be pleased!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Questions 1 and 2 this week are courtesy of Sherry, thanks!Here we go:
1. If I could travel back in time, I'd go to the countries that we grew up in, and capture on camera, life there _.
2. Give me _"a kiss to build a dream on"__ or give me _my running shoes__.
3. I am listening to _Rock Band being played .. LOUD!___.
4. Somewhere, someone is thinking _"how many more weeks until school starts??"__.
5. I'll always be _strong and independent__.
6. My idea of a good time includes _friends, food and lots of laughter.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to _El Chico's____, tomorrow my plans include _7 mile run____ and Sunday, I want to _relax_!