Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tagged--now I'm it!!!

My dear friend over at Rbk's Realm tagged me. I want to mention first, if you haven't, you really should check her out--she's absolutely fascinating. You will learn riveting customs and traditions from her first home in India.
This is what you need to do:

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog (copy and paste 1-6).
3) Write 6 random things about yourself (see below).
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Here goes:

1) I have six kids ages; 20, 18, 16, 14, 12 and 7. Do you see a pattern?

2) The first five children, I had with my former husband. He said to me, you'll never get remarried or have a long term relationship! With five kids they'll run like hell!
I guess I showed him didn't I!

3) I spent a good portion of my first 8 years of life at an airport, looking up into the air. My parents parachuted every weekend. My mom was so good she could jump out of an airplane, holding an egg in her hand, and land on target...without breaking the egg! To be fair my dad did too!

4) My husband married me with 5 kids (see above)he had none! He moved all of us to Detroit from a small town in West Michigan, coworkers said we were the Beverly Hillbillies! Soon after we had number 6! He is quite the trooper!

5) I think I could have OCD, when I'm anywhere and bored I start counting in my head, pictures on walls, wall angles, things on the floor...and the thing is, it has to end on a even number. If it doesn't, I will start over until it does. I've had therapy so don't worry I'm fine!

6) I love to vacuum, yes, it's true, I will vacuum every single day...even if it doesn't need it.

7) I have the best laundry room ever! Two washers and two dryers, built in folding table and a mounted television on the wall, for my viewing pleasure. I would rather do laundry, than sit in the family room and watch TV.

8) I have another daughter leaving for college next fall and I'm already sad. I know Red (spokes n spin)you think I'm crazy, but I can't help it!

I went over, sorry! I was thinking it was 10! Oh yeah, my memory sucks! It really worries me. Although, if I lose my memory, I just hope I'm in a good place in my head...and I don't know, that I lost it!

I'm changing the rules just a bit...if you want to tell us some interesting things about you, go right ahead and please link to me and if you don't It doesn't matter.

C'est la vie!

My *ahem* 49th birthday!

Monday, November 24, 2008


I love Lucy.

Not that Lucy!

This Lucy!

Our bundle of joy is expected to arrive at our house in about ten days! I can't wait to smell her sweet puppy breath. And clean up her adorable puppy piddle.

Do me a favor, dear readers. If I ever start complaining about that puppy piddle be sure to refer me back to this post, alright?

I might not be back for a little while because I have to puppy proof the house!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Untraditional Traditions

Maybe it is my age, I am not sure but I seem to have memory lapses. I've decided that when a memory pops in my head I had better write about it so I don't forget.

We are a spiritual family, believe in God, but we don't reguarly attend religious services. Having said that, our Easter it's pretty much like everyone else's Easter.

We would color Easter eggs, set out carrots for the Easter bunny the night before, and hunt for our Easter baskets on Easter morning. See, we were just like you.

When my Grandparents were alive we would almost always go to their house for Easter dinner. I told you we were just like you.

Here's the thing about untraditional traditions, you don't know they are untraditional until you start talking. That was how I found out I wasn't just like you.

I am taking you back to Easter morning.

* The Easter baskets are found.

* Eggs are safely refrigerated.

* Chocolate bunnies have been eaten.

Besides cheap plastic grass, what is left in the Easter baskets?

Yes, you got it jelly beans!

And what do you do with jelly beans on Easter morning?

Come on think!

That's right, you play jelly bean poker!

And if you're really good at jelly bean poker, you win all of the jelly beans!

I am not sure how old I was when I found out that this was a tradition that was unique to my family, but I remember being surprised.

Do you have an untraditional tradition that you would like to share? Go tell Candid Carrie because she is having a contest.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"I can think better when I think alone."- E.B. White

It was late summer, and I had spotted this days prior to taking this picture. Rickie insisted it was Charlotte's Web... who was I to argue, of course it's Charlotte's Web !!
Here's one of my favorite quotes from Charlotte's Web! Charlotte talking to Wilbur:

"Why did you do all this for me?" he asked. "I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you."
"You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die... By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heavens knows anyone's life can stand a little of that."

Reading to your kids pays off!!

Head on over to Candid Carrie for some phantastic Fotos of excellence!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hurry people not much time left!!

Alright, I've always been a bit of a procrastinator...this is the last day to enter Candid Carrie's Cheesy-giveaway so head on over to her place and post about it and your entered! There, that was easy!

I am going to win!!! I hope.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta...Pregnancy fotos

You really ought to go over to Candid Carries and check out all of the fabulous fotos and especially Carries *WOW* Your going to love it!

Before you take a look at my fabulous Phat belly...remember this is my sixth child OK people, this is very daring for me. Well, kind of, if you knew me in real life it's not too surprising. I am a bit different in person...I was telling Candid Carrie that I wish I was witty, sarcastic and funny on my blog but I'm not....nada, zilch, zero. Get the point I'm not one of the FUNNY ones, and that's OK, not all of us can do that-be funny that is. I do though like to ramble on and on and on.

So, take a look I was out in the garden, I had gotten really warm so I took my shirt off and had my jogging bra on. Yes I still ran while I was pregnant...I'm sure that was quite the site!

One month later here I am.

The finished project about a month later! Of course I look tired!

And finally Daddy time! Big smooches!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Biggest party ever....

and it's not for me...Yes, I voted I did my civil duty.

I really don't like to talk about politics, because I'm the type of person that hates conflict. If I did tell you my point of view, somebody would get mad and I just don't want to do that. I know that people say, hey-it's your blog tell it like it is. Truly I would if I didn't think anyone was reading...I know there are, so no comments from me politically.

On a different note--It's my birthday and it's almost 70 degrees parents are here along with all of my kids so it's a great day!

Have a wonderful day everyone. I am.