Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Here is my front door before today's blizzard hit.. . . and then after! It was pandelirium, complete panic and chaos! OK, not so much but it was coming down hard and the small walk I made from the shop to my house literally had me blowing away (yeah, it can blow hard enough to even make me feel like I'm going to blow away!), gasping to breath and with a face full of snow. Ty Ty was walking (attempting to run) with me and he was screaming & gasping in complete horror at the situation. Can I just say "What the hail?" haha! OK, it was really snow but I wanted to say that anyway because you know my deep love for Winter weather! NOT!!
Alright now, don't make fun of the Christmas Decor on the door! I know it's there and quite frankly. . . . I don't really care that much! You will be shocked to know that I took my Spring door wreath down to put up my Christmas one. That's all you get from me. . . two season kind of girl I guess! It almost looks like my door was painted between pictures, but I will assure you it was not and I would never engage is such activities during the FREEZING Winter months! I'm nuts like that but NOT that nuts!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
No seriously, if I didn't know better I would think this was a picture of me. (When I was younger of course!) No kidding! Ask my Mom! I had the straggling, long hair, the big buck teeth and I pulled this face often! I would do it frequently around Grandma Maxine since she would absolutely FREAK! Then we would hear her yell out "Stop doing that! Do you want your face to stick that way???" That was just one of the funny things that she would say to us. To this day, we love to repeat her funny sayings and giggle about them. It keeps good old Grandma Maxine alive in all of us!
P.S. I'm here to say my face did NOT stick like that! I have the wrinkles to prove it!!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
I saw this picture and I broke out in laughter. Of course, I only laugh at someone elses expense! If this had happened to me I WOULD NOT be laughing NOR would I share it with you! But being that it's about my hubby, here it is!! I got a call a few weeks ago from my husband, who was at work. He sounded a bit disturbed as he asked me if I had activated his credit card. I told him I had and then inquired as to why he needed it. He quietly told me that he had been working moving boxes with other management and when he bent over he heard a big riiiiiiiiiiiiiippp! He didn't feel anything and thought that the sound was coming from somebody else. He was about to join in the laughter when he realized that the laughter was directed at him. Everyone around him could see that he had ripped the entire rear of his pants out.
Well now, if you were me, what would you have done??. . . . .I did what any sweet wife would do and I laughed my guts out! Trying to talk (and not wet my pants) I reassured him I was not laughing at him but with him. (NOT!) He informed me that I was not alone in my outburst and he was dealing with it from every angle! My laughter soon turned to fear and I began questioning him as to whether he had on clean underwear or not? At this point, he was flat out disgusted I would even ask such a thing! Now if this were me under these circumstances, I would have quickly ran to the bathroom, called my other half and had them bring me some new pants regardless of the distance that separated the two of us. Apparently He was trying to be more thoughtful or maybe he had no pride left, because he told me that he was going to head over to Ross Dress For Less, which was just a few stores down. I asked how he was going to accomplish this with a big rip in his pants? He informed me that he had taken care of that and had not only untucked his shirt but had taken duck tape and nicely placed over the large tear. What in the heck? Like that isn't embarrassing? I let him continue to carry out his plan because frankly, it didn't bother me at all! Unfortunately for him, his embarrassing story has been retold (by me of course) over and over for everyone to enjoy and I thought "why leave you guys out?" . OK. . . .NOW Carry On!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Well on a brighter note from the crappy view and bad weather, I have finally located those favorite underwear I have been missing! Yeah, they are not only back but they are clean too! Aunt Ethel accidentally put them on her bed as a sheet. But she took great care of them and bless her heart she didn't stretch the elastic! It's time to do the happy underpants dance!!
I know it's beautiful and you are jealous but too bad for you. This is my stunning view from my living room. I just open my blinds and look out my big front window and there it is! Nothing like beating the Winter blues by having a spectacular view across the street huh? You got to love it! On the positive note, it sure makes my house look like a million bucks! (OK that might be a stretch but go with it!)
For those of you interested in buying or renting this house? Sorry, it's vacant but not available. It's going to stay this beauty for as long as it can stay standing on it's own! YIPEE! (along with the trailer, bus and station wagon and wrecked car!) If there is a fire. . . . I had nothing to do with it!!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I do think this is a fancy tub with a great setting! Not sure I would want to take a bath right out in public view though!! This is a modern take on a vintage tub and you can see it and more here.
I'm thinking that a red hibiscus urinal would be perfect in my master bathroom, since I apparently already have a "too feminine" bedroom! Wouldn't this just be the icing? I might even enjoy cleaning it more since it just looks like a beautiful flower! I definitely think the one cleaning everything should be picking the styles don't you agree? You can check out more urinals from San Fransisco artist Clark Sorensen here. (He also has a urinal exhibit in San Fran called "Flush". . . creative soul he is).
I think I'll check out some fancy flower bidet while I'm at it!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
One Of The Greatest Bull Riders Ever!
OK, I won't say it's to the point of obsession but I do LOVE Adriano Moraes and think he is one HOT cowboy! I do get very giddy when I am in the same building as he is and I have even gone so far as to grab his HUGE bicep as he was walking in the opposite direction as we were and I guess I also loudly said "We love you Adriano!" while grabbing his arm. The poor guy wasn't sure what to think! I also managed to run behind him, while he was sitting and signing autographs, and bend down to have a picture snapped with him (or two!) I also find myself secretly wanting every OTHER cowboy to fall off or get injured so that Adriano can win the round on his bull. I tend to get a bit crazed about it all. . . . but I don't think it's obsession. I just think that he is one GREAT bull rider and even more than that a great guy! Unfortunately for me (and everyone else who loves him), Adriano tearfully announced his retirement from bull riding and will make 2008 his final year. What will happen to the sport without him? He's the mentor, the cheerleader, the translator and last but not least the awesome bull rider!! He has even made me think that getting on the back of a bull might be fun!! The one thing that is preventing me from getting on a bull is my OLD age. They have said for years that Adriano is way too old to be riding and now he is finally retiring at the ancient, older than the dirt he falls on, age of 38. Being that I am well beyond 38 (I'm 40 ) the cowboys would say I'm ready for the grave!! OK, really there are many more things keeping from getting on the back of a bull and one of them is an ounce of sanity! You can only do it and do it well if you are a great like Adriano!
Well all I can say for the future is "Watch out Wiley! 2009 You are mine!!" I will try to keep from doing anything a crazed fan might do though. Like get after my husband for NOT getting an autograph while they are in the bathroom at the same time! heehee!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I don't know who took it but they had better fess up! I had a WHOLE one pound Symphony Bar (with almonds & toffee of course) all for myself. I was going to hoard it and eat just a little bit each day. . . maybe break off a bar or two. . . that would satisfy my chocolate madness! (or not) I quietly opened the wrapper so that nobody could hear me and broke off the first bar and quickly ate it. Then I stuffed the rest of the candy bar in my drawer, next to my bed. I tried to get far away from it and forget about that creamy, yummy goodness I had just experiences but to no avail. I had to have another piece! OK, I will just allow myself a couple a day and that will suffice. I think the second piece went in whole! I didn't really get to taste it! I needed to have another. . . . and so I did. . . and maybe another.
But from here on the rest of the chocolate bar story gets really fuzzy. Have you ever been busy and eating something at the same time and you go to have another bite and it's all gone? And you start looking around for the person responsible for eating the rest of it?? Well, that was exactly what happened to me and that Symphony Bar! I swear I don't remember eating the WHOLE thing that day. But when I looked for it the next morning it was gone! All gone! I became a detective and tried to piece together the events of the previous day and what led to my horrifying discovery. Darn memory is leaving me quicker than ever and I really don't remember what happened. . . . .After a good interrogation of the kids every move that day, I think I possibly could have eaten the whole thing! No really! I know what a hog I can be with good chocolate and this is my fav! I think I ate the entire one pound Symphony all in ONE single day!! (maybe even one sitting for all I know!) This whole thing has jogged my memory as to why I don't keep chocolate in the house. I'm a chocolate FREAK! So now I just continue on without chocolate in my grasp. . . . at least until I forget my problem AGAIN and go purchase another beautiful one pound Symphony Bar (with almonds & toffee mind you) all for myself! . . . . I just hope I get some this time!! Darn thieves anyway!
P.S. I guess the other horrifying tales will have to come later as I create them in my day!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I would swear (Ok, I did swear!) that Valentines Day is approaching very quickly, if I didn't know better. It seemed like today men were ordering up Valentine style arrangements for the one they love. What in the heck is up with that? Is there "Love" in the air? Are these men just true romantics? Or are they just cheap suckers trying to get bonus points without having to pay the big bucks for flowers?(Like they would during Valentines) I would like to think I know men well, since I'm married to one. (Actually, most days he is like another one of the kids!) But when it comes to men and their flower ordering habits or techniques, I am clueless. My husband isn't a flower ordering kind of guy. He blames that on the fact that I am a partner in a floral business and spend every day designing flower arrangements for others. Why would I want them at home? To be quite truthful, he didn't get me flowers BEFORE we opened the floral! What's up with that lame excuse?
Anyway, I was hoping that the buying of Valentine style arrangements and red roses wouldn't start until close to February because by the end of Valentines Day I am so sick of the colors and the flowers (besides being allergic to lilies) that I don't want to see them again!!! . . . . . At least not until the next day! (only because it's inevitable) I guess I had better buck up and accept the fact that I don't know what or why it's happening but "love" is already in the air (it may be frozen in the air here!). . . . and so are sales of red roses and such! Carry on you crazy man shoppers! Cha-ching! (Oh, don't worry Mom, I haven't started using baby's breath (aka Gyp) in your absence. It was a special request!! I don't want to ruin our reputation as a 99.9% Gyp free floral, which we have worked so hard to maintain. YIKES!)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I am so glad to be able to hear again today! I have been battling a congested ear for several days and it has been such a pain! It started with me NOT being able to hear a single thing and I had a painful pressure in my ear and head. Well, I took an antihistamine and the next day I could hear a little bit. Unfortunately, what I could hear when people spoke sounded a lot like Charlie Brown's teacher but with a higher voice & on a loud microphone! It was really bad and I almost wished that I couldn't hear at all. It only took a few more days to get most of my hearing back. (actually, if I get anymore back, it will be better than before this all started!!) I was thinking that it is a real bummer that we can't see inside our own ears! Maybe we could see a problem? There could be something stuffed in there and maybe we wouldn't know it? I decided I would just snap a shot of my ear to make sure that I wasn't walking around with something crazy sticking out of my ear. I have this crazy love of Q-tips cleaning my ear. Maybe I left one sticking out?? What if I did and people were just too embarrassed to tell me? I needed to check for myself. . . . Nope. . . . Looks all clear to me! I'll just continue on with my selective hearing. . . Oh wait. . . That's my husband, who has suffered with this our entire married life! Funny how that happens! Can you hear me now?
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Ohhhh, that was SO worth seven dollars!! HYSTERICAL!
Isn't this the cutest thing you have
EVER seen? Poor Beaux is really
loved and adored by ALL the family. He takes the torment well and just sat there in his new hoodie from Walmart ("Punk Pup" in studs on the back) for a good 10 minutes or so. It was as if he was thinking "OK, just take the picture and let me out of this thing!" He looks like a stuffed animal in that pic!! Al-Pal is almost as cute as Beaux as they pose for another pic with the hood now on Beaux's head. Cute stuff! (These are pics you need to double click on for a better view!) The kids are really bugged that now a trip to the store will profit them NOTHING but the pup gets a load of goodies! What can I say? He's the baby now, which means he is the MOST adored and thus spoiled ROTTEN!! haha! Just kidding! The kids are spoiled too!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
What I was doing 10 years ago?
I was 10 years younger! haha! I was preparing for my dear Sister in-law's wedding (oh, and my brother's! haha) I had 3 children at the time (and of course my husband) and I was SKINNY!! What is up with that? Now I just look at the pictures in awe and say "Was that REALLY me?"
5 Things on my To-Do List: (Believe me, I have a boring life!)1. Get up and get my booty going! ( Oh fun! I love to work Saturdays!)
2. Drink a Diet Coke (or two or three maybe)
3. Tell the kids to accomplish at least ONE chore while I'm gone! (and complain only once!)
4. Return to land of MUCH laundry and NO help and get going on it! (vow to swear only a handful of times)
5. Have another DC (or so) and venture out into "the black hole of doom" (house) to make a path so that people don't hurt themselves.
Snacks I enjoy
Man! I'm trying to think of snacks I DON'T enjoy! That list would be much shorter!!
I'm all about my Diet Coke with Lime and some peanut (or peanut butter) M&M's or a Symphony bar (with toffee & almonds). Those top my list. But it could go on forever so I will stop!
Things I would do if I were a Billionaire:
Billionaire huh? I would be glad to have a thousand extra at this point! haha! Well, if I EVER did win that much (heavens knows I will not work hard enough to have it! )I would pay Tithing of course and then I would definitely pay off my house and of course update some things. I would invest in some annuities, (I would hire a real financial advisor for myself). I would take trips EVERYWHERE and take all my family with me. I would make sure my kids had college money and DANG I wouldn't work but would shop like a crazy woman EVERY day! I would drive something nice......I don't know what that would be since I try to avoid looking TOO hard at expensive vehicles at this point. I would definitely donate to charities. ( I had to say that to not look like too big of a snob! haha! Just teasing, I really would!)
3 Bad Habits:
1. Getting annoyed easy
2. Internet junkie
3. Eating a lot and not exercising enough!
5 Places I have lived: (I haven't gone far)
1. Salem, Utah
2. Provo, Utah
3. Spanish Fork, Utah
4. Small town, USA
5. There isn't a fifth place! Guess it's time to move!!
5 Jobs I've had: (Boy, this is starting to depress me!)
1. Kmart (fall apart) (Retail Crap!)
2. Home (Mother- Still trying to get promoted!)
3. Sweetbriar Cove (Florist, Accountant)
4. Peak Physical Therapy (Accountant)
5. UCMA (Accountant)
5 Things people don't know about me:
1. I have a terrible memory.
2. I have an obsession with groomed fingernails.
3. I love the feel of Q-tips in my ears!
what was the question again?...... Oh yeah!
4. I actually DO like dogs! I didn't know that either!!5. I despise mean people. Can't do rude or obnoxious, it's an embarrassment!
I'm such a loser that I'm trying to come up with five names to pass this onto and I can't think of a darned person that wasn't JUST tagged! What is up with that?? I will keep soul searching!! Maybe something will come up!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
I swear the past few months something in my 40 year old brain has gone crazy! No, it's not my memory, that was already gone long ago!! I'm still as dumb as ever but for some reason those things that I said LONG ago I would NEVER do, I am starting to give in too! It started with cutting my hair short. Said I would never do that to myself again. I've been there and I hated it but for some crazy reason did it again!! And this time I LOVE IT!! About a month later, I acquired a puppy (my baby) named Beaux. He is adorable but I find myself thinking "WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING?" I have NEVER wanted nor had an indoor dog in all my married life! I'm not sure what this all means but can I just say "Don't be surprised at what's next!!"