Saturday, October 31, 2009
I wish I new how to make one of those keyboard characters. I would make a kitty or a pumpkin....
Here are a few pics from Halloween's past...and a couple from today....oiy....
Kodiak & Alyeska
Katie & Bryan
Katie & Mara
Bryan about 15 minutes ago...
Charlie getting a liiiiitle close.....
Friday, October 30, 2009
Get the idea?
I hope you have a fun weekend and that you get tons and tons of Trick-or-Treaters! Will blog tomorrow about Halloween's Past!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
.....sometimes i just dont know why i do things......
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Well....today is the last day of Random Picture A Day Week. And what am I doing today worthy of a picture? Absolutely nothing. It's laundry day. So that is what you get! I thought about taking a picture of my pile of dirty clothes and towels....but I decided it would be better to not scare any small children or pets that may look past your shoulder while reading.
You will thank me for thinking of you and the little puppies and kitties. And your spawn.
I don't have anything else.....
I could just sit here and try to figure out something else to write about. But why? All I would be able to come up with would be a complete waste of your time in having had to sit here and read it. Because really, I aint got nuffin. Not a thing. I am thirsty though. Drinking some water. Ice cold water. I love a glass of ice cold water. Refreshing. I'm kinda hungry too. Not much. Just kinda. We had a big breakfast. Hubby made apple/maple sausage, hash browns and french toast out of some really yummy cinnamon raisin bread. It was tasty. So we have not eaten since this morning. Making a big spaghetti dinner for Katie and Tim later. Maybe I will just have a couple chips. Or some crackers. MMMM....wish I had bought some cheese when I was at the store. But I didn't. I did buy some ice cream though. They had the holiday ice cream out. Pumpkin, Apple Pie and Peppermint. I love love love Peppermint ice cream, so I bought that and Apple Pie for hubby to try. He kinda scrunched his nose at it, but I know he will at least try it. Not sure what we will do with it if he doesn't like it. I usually have one bowl out of a container and then I don't have it again. Bryan is going to be down next weekend. Maybe he will eat some of it!
Are you bored yet?
Well......I better go move the laundry.......
Saturday, October 24, 2009
We took a little drive this morning. It was going to be a sunny day, so we drove up to Multnomah Falls.
We took the old scenic highway and made some stops at most of the falls. This is the same road that I took Mary from MI on when she was here a few months ago. But this time it was all a blaze in color for Fall. And we were not the only ones who decided to do this. There were all kinds of people at all of the places we stopped at. We did a lot of hiking up and down hills. Definitely got my workout in already!
One funny thing happened to Robert.
A couple times he stopped in the road to take a picture. As you can see in the pic, the road was quite narrow. But he only stopped where people could see past him so that they could go around. Every time he stopped no one came by, so it was not a big deal....until the last time he did. He stopped and got out to take a picture. Then someone came down the road. No one was coming the other way, so he waved them along.....and the woman driving flipped him off! As Bryan always says....Someone needed a hug!
Don't know why she was so pissed....guess she did need a hug.....
Friday, October 23, 2009
He took a cheap plastic wine cup and glued it to the bottom of a cheap plastic bowl. I hate it. Isn't that mean? The guy is bringing us candy...a lot of candy...weekly for free....and I can't stand having that butt ugly bowl on my desk. Not when I went out and bought this....
Oh snap....I just saw that you can see the blue sticker on the bowl still. Oh well....
I have these really nice bowls. The crystal one and then some holiday ones, and we have to use that ugly red one. One day when it was empty and I knew he would not be back until sometime the next week, I got tired of looking at that thing, so I went to put it in the credenza and I was having trouble getting it in there, and I accidentally broke the plastic wine glass. I felt bad, but was also kinda glad that....YAY no more ugly ass bowl! When the Candyman came the following week, he asked where the bowl was. And I told him that it accidentally got broken. He said "Oh. That's OK. I have more." And he went out and got a new ugly ass plastic red bowl with an ugly ass plastic wine cup glued into the bottom.
So here I sit, day after day, looking at all that candy, in that sorry looking red bowl.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Those are my feet. Today's picture is of my feet.
Because it's after 6pm and I have been on them since 5:30am. It's been a long day. And it's not over yet.
I got up at 5:30 this morning to get ready to take my mom to a doctor appt. I had to pick her up at 7am and I wanted time to take a shower and get ready. Needed to shave my legs because I had a massage appt at 9:30. I had to shave so that my masseuse didn't have to use my hairy legs as a loofah for her hands. That and I didn't want to scare her. So I took mom to her appt and we were there at 7:20. Appt was at 7:30. We waited and waited. Finally someone came out at 7:45 and asked it mom had an appt. Yes. That would be why we are here. Turns out the girl who was suppose to check her in forgot she needed to come in early. Why they didn't just schedule her appt for their normal hours is beyond me. So we ended up there a little longer than we needed to be. When we were done I had a little time before my massage so I hung out at mom's for a while. Then I had my massage. After that I met up with a friend that I grew up with and have not seen in 27 years. Christy was my best friend in Elementary School. We grew up in the same neighborhood and I loved to go to her house because she always had the best games! Good times. I found her on Facebook and we have been talking for a couple weeks. We both had today off so we got together for lunch and visited for 2 hours. It was so fun to talk to her. I hope we will be able to get together again. It was nice to talk.
After lunch I went back and picked up mom and we went to a movie. The Invention of Lying. It had it's moments. I like Ricky Gervaise. I find him to be quite hilarious! I was not aware of this movie poking fun at religion though. I found that funny. But some...ahem....may not find it very funny. I did though....(insert evil laughter)
As I was dropping mom off after the movie my cell rang. It was my sister asking if I was coming over to walk. I told her I just needed to go home and change. We walked for an hour and I just got home.
I be pooped.....
But I have to stay up to watch Survivor.....
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I'm so sorry that today's picture is so late. I was able to convince Katie to go see Paranormal Activity today, so I knew I wanted to take a picture of my popcorn! Nothing like movie popcorn!
It was a dumb movie. Dumb Dumb Dumb. I was disappointed. I guess I was expecting more. It was OK....just not super scary like I thought. Well that and Katie and I kept laughing. Made it easier to watch. Although every time they would go to the scenes where they were recording themselves sleeping, I would start looking at the corner of the room because I kept expecting something to jump out at me. Nope. I won't spoil the movie if anyone else goes to see it.
If you do....let me know what you thought of it.....
Maybe I'm just not that scared of stuff like since I have been working in a haunted house for 4 years.......
Monday, October 19, 2009
Anyway....I will post a pic of something every day that means something to me. Not sure what each picture will be. It will be whatever happens that day that makes me think...."Hmmmm....I do believe that is my picture of the day."
So lets start the week off right.
Here is a picture of how I started me week. (me week??? gawd i hate it when i do that. the 2 typos i always make...me for my and ahve for have....ugh) I meant MY week....
Hope you started yours off right!
My Brewed Awakenings Peppermint Mocha. Yummy. I have never had a "cup of coffee" but I do enjoy a hot chocolate w/a shot of coffee and some peppermint! mmmmmmmmm........
** awww.......todays daily squee is a cutie! not sure how long it will be there before they change it, but right now it is the cutest little deer**
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
We enjoyed the nicest walk today. My sister and niece took their cameras so that they could take some pictures. They took some really beautiful ones. If they get them uploaded I will steal some and put on here. The sun was out and it was making the colors of the Fall trees so bright and vibrant.
And now it's raining. And we even had a little thunder.
So glad we were able to enjoy the beautiful sunny morning....even if it was only for an hour.....
Friday, October 16, 2009
Yesterday two things were all over the news.
#1 Balloon Boy
#2 Louisiana Judge
Lets start with #1 because #2 is just that...a bunch of crap!
#1: Balloon Boy
What a freaking nightmare. I was so worried. I watched live video on CNN online of that poor 6 year old boy tumbling helplessly in the sky, thousands of feet in the air. Wondering, trying to figure out how in the world they were going to save him. To me, there was no way. The height of the balloon, the spinning and spinning. I just couldn't see how the poor little thing could survive that. When the balloon finally landed and the cops and firemen were just kind of standing around I was heart sick. I knew that he had died. They were not doing anything to get the little guy out. He was gone. ummmmm....hold on there buddy....don't start shedding those tears that are welling up in your eyes. He is not in the balloon. YAY! Now they just need to find him around the house! ummmmm....hold on there buddy....turns out there was a box attached to the balloon that is no longer attached...and someone saw it fall off.....oh no...the tears are back in my eyes. Now they have to search for the box with the possible body of this 6 year old. How awful.....hold on there buddy.....he is at the house! YAY! They found him. He was hiding in the garage attic the whole time.
So why the hell was the property not completely searched? Every friggen inch of that property should have been searched. Every friggen inch! They had to shut down an airport because of this. They used police, fire and the National Guard because of this. But the boy is safe. Just scared. That is what is most important....hold on there buddy.....this could have all been a hoax? WTS???? Last night on CNN the boy was asked if he heard people calling for him. Yep. "Really?" asked "surprised" mom and dad. Gee son, if you could hear us calling for you why didn't you come? "Ummmm...you guys...ummmm...said it was for the show." WTS?????? I can not believe this. A hoax. And now this morning there is a video that the stupid ass father released showing the take off of the balloon. The balloon that has NO BOX ATTACHED to it. You know....the box that the brother said that the kid had crawled into before liftoff. The box that the dad said was attached to the balloon that caused the police to start searching for it. You know...the box that is clearly not attached to it as dad is standing there watching it go into the air.....
#2: Louisiana Judge
Oh man....I don't even know where to begin. **sigh** I just can't believe that someone can be like this. It's 2009.
A judge in Louisiana denied a married license to a couple because....he is black she is white. If this isn't the biggest WTF this year I will be shocked. He is quoted as saying that he denied the license "out of concern for any children the couple might have." Because according to him "He came to the conclusion that most of black society does not readily accept offspring of such relationships, and neither does white society, he said.
"There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage," Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it." Because you know....Halle Berry is not very successful. Neither is Mariah Carey. Our own President Obama is suffering greatly because he is mixed race. Ya know those mixed race babies aint gonna amount to nothin cause all kinds hate em....Then he had the gaul to say this little nugget...."I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else." WOW! You let "them" use your bathroom! Now there is a guy who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
You never know....it might just make your day go a little better!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Hope I'm not getting sick.....
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Now I have to go back to work! I have a little project that was just dropped off on my desk! YAY!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I have been walking for something like 3 months with my sister and niece. And every time we walk my legs start bitching at me. And it's only the muscles in my lower legs in the front. Thighs, calfs, knees....all fine. It's only that front muscle. This morning I put on some lotion that Terri gave me and took 2 Advil before leaving, but it didn't help. So I bought some Flexal and will try that tomorrow. Hope that helps. I can't take much more of this pain. And I'm sure Terri is tired of me whining the whole time we walk. OK....maybe I don't whine that much....but in my head I'm crying like a big baby.....
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Last night my wife asked me if I thought I was a little too hard on Obama in my letter yesterday congratulating him on his Nobel Prize. "No, I don't think so," I replied. I thought it was important to remind him he's now conducting the two wars he's inherited. "Yeah," she said, "but to tell him, 'Now earn it!'? Give the guy a break -- this is a great day for him and for all of us."
I went back and re-read what I had written. And I listened for far too long yesterday to the right wing hate machine who did what they could to crap all over Barack's big day. Did I -- and others on the left -- do the same?
We are weary, weary of war. The trillions that will have gone to these two wars have helped to bankrupt us as a nation -- financially and morally. To think of all the good we could have done with all that money! Two months of the War in Iraq would pay for all the wells that need to be dug in the Third World for drinking water! Obama is moving too slow for most of us -- but he needs to know we are with him and we stand beside him as he attempts to turn eight years of sheer madness around. Who could do that in nine months? Superman? Thor? Mitch McConnell?
Instead of waiting to see what the president is going to do, we all need to be pro-active and push the agenda that we want to see enacted. What keeps us from forming the same local groups we put together to get out the vote last November? C'mon! We're the majority now -- the majority by a significant margin! We call the shots -- and we need to tell this wimpy Congress to get busy and do what we say -- or else.
All I ask of those who voted for Obama is to not pile on him too quickly. Yes, make your voice heard (his phone number is 202-456-1414). But don't abandon the best hope we've had in our lifetime for change. And for God's sake, don't head to bummerville if he says or does something we don't like. Do you ever see Republicans behave that way? I mean, the Right had 20 years of Republican presidents and they still couldn't get prayer in the public schools, or outlaw abortion, or initiate a flat tax or put our Social Security into the stock market. They did a lot of damage, no doubt about that, but on the key issues that the Christian Right fought for, they came up nearly empty handed. No wonder they've been driven crazy lately. They'll never have it as good again as they've had it since Reagan took office.
But -- do you ever see them looking all gloomy and defeated? No! They keep on fighting! Every day. Our side? At the first sign of wavering, we just pack up our toys and go home.
So, at least for this weekend, let us celebrate what people elsewhere are celebrating -- that America now has a sane and smart man in the White House, a man who truly wants a world at peace for his two daughters.
Many, for the past couple days (yes, myself included), have grumbled, "What has he done to earn this prize?" How 'bout this:
The simple fact that he was elected was reason enough for him to be the recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Because on that day the murderous actions of the Bush/Cheney years were totally and thoroughly rebuked. One man -- a man who opposed the War in Iraq from the beginning -- offered to end the insanity. The world has stood by in utter horror for the past eight years as they watched the descendants of Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson light the fuse of our own self-destruction. We flipped off the nations on this planet by abandoning Kyoto and then proceeded to melt eight more years worth of the polar ice caps. We invaded two nations that didn't attack us, failed to find the real terrorists and, in effect, ignited our own wave of terror. People all over the world wondered if we had gone mad.
And if all that wasn't enough, the outgoing Joker presided over the worst global financial collapse since the Great Depression.
So, yeah, at precisely 11:00pm ET on November 4, 2008, Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. And the 66 million people who voted for him won it, too. By the time he took the stage at midnight ET in the Grant Park Historic Hippie Battlefield in downtown Chicago, billions of people around the globe were already breathing a huge sigh of relief. It was as if, in that instant, one man did bring the promise of peace to the world -- and most were ready to go wherever he wanted to go to achieve that end. Never before had the election of one man made every other nation feel like they had won, too. When you've got billions of people ready, willing and able to join a cause like this, well, a prize in Oslo is the least that you deserve.
One other thought. The Peace Prize historically has been given to those who have worked to throw off the yoke of racial discrimination and segregation (Martin Luther King, Jr., Desmond Tutu). I think the Nobel committee, in awarding Obama the prize, was also rewarding the fact that something profound had happened in a nation that was founded on racial genocide, built on racist slavery, and held back for a hundred-plus years by vestiges of hateful bigotry (which can still be found on display at teabagger rallies and daily talk radio). The fact that this one man could cause this seismic historical event to occur -- and to do so with such grace and humility, never succumbing to the bait, but still not backing down (yes, he asked to be sworn in as "Barack Hussein Obama"!) -- is more than reason enough he should be in Oslo to meet the King on December 10. Maybe he could take us along with him. 'Cause I also suspect the Nobel committee was tipping its hat to all of us -- we, the American people, had conquered some of our racism and did the truly unexpected. After seeing searing images of our black fellow citizens left to drown in New Orleans -- and poor whites seeing their own treated no better than the black man they had been raised to hate -- we had all seen enough. It was time for change.
Thank you, Barack Obama, for giving us the opportunity to redeem ourselves. Now for the tasks ahead. We need you to do all that you promised to do. We need it. The world needs it.
My prediction for the future? You become the first *two-time* winner of the Nobel Peace Prize! Yeah!Fred (that's Norwegian for "Peace"),
**thanks for the link Bon**
Friday, October 9, 2009
A breeze chills the air
Blowing leaves red and orange
Trees blazing color
A busy squirrel
Many nuts he will gather
Will he have enough
Yellow corn awaits
Bountiful harvest season
Fall is in the air
Field of Fall colors
With pumpkins cold and frosty
On vines all twisted
A child walks slowly
Haunted house glows in darkness
Dared to Trick or Treat
The moon glows softly
Casting eery dark shadows
Bats flutter above
Pumpkins on the porch
A black cat waits amongst them
To pounce at your feet
Witches Trick or Treat
On a chilly Halloween
For candy and screams
A ghost floats beyond
The graveyard dark and lonely
Do you see her tears
The last one is kinda sad.....but I liked it....
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Anyone have any suggestions???
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
generous splashes of soy sauce
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 Thai serrano green chile, diced (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1. Heat oil in a deep pan. Add popcorn kernels; stir well. Pop corn, shake pan occasionally.
2. Remove from heat. Add soy sauce, peanuts, red pepper and chile, if using; mix well. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately. Makes 3 quarts.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1-1/4 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1. Heat oil in a deep pan. Add popcorn and cumin seeds; stir well. Pop corn, shaking pan occasionally.
2. Remove from heat. Add smoked paprika and parsley; mix well. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately. Makes 3 quarts.
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 small red onion, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced cilantro
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon salt
1. Heat oil in a deep pan. Add cumin, chili powder and turmeric. Add popcorn and stir well. Pop corn, shaking pan occasionally.
2. Remove from heat. Add onion, lemon juice, cilantro and peanuts. Toss well, sprinkle with salt and serve immediately. Makes 3 quarts.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The thing that I question the most though is why this girl? Have you seen her? She is a plain jane. Nothing that would be a major score for having her or anything. Just an average girl. Dave could have had any hot chick he wanted. The guy is a millionaire. Cheap hot chicks will do it with any guy as long as he has some money. So why did he pick this girl? I think he did because he IS a manipulator. But not the kind that the sleazy lawyer is making him out to be. No...I think Dave is the worst kind of manipulator. He preys on single, maybe lonely plain girls who he knows he can get to have sex with him because they may not have had a boyfriend for a long time. (I know she had a boyfriend after the affair.) He knows that all he has to do is give them a little attention, tell them how much he wants them. They fall for it because finally someone wants them. Someone tells them they are pretty. They are wanted. He can't do that with a pretty girl. Pretty girls can have anyone. Nope. A pretty girl would have cost him some money.
Well Dave....the plain girl is gonna cost you more than money now....
Monday, October 5, 2009
Will have to forbid hubby from watching until I get back from my walk though. Which will be super hard to do. But he will just have to wait.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Here is tonights yummy dinner!
Hubby planned all week what he wanted to cook for dinner tonight. He roasted a chicken smothered in sweet & sour sauce and then we cut that up and had it over rice with green peppers, red peppers, onion, cabbage and some of the pineapple that we brought back from Hawaii. It was so yummy. Katie found out what we were having for dinner and she...once again...mooched some dinner off us. This has become a Sunday ritual for her. Find out what mom & dad are having and if it sounds good...show up! I love it though. She usually takes some leftovers for Tim, but this time she didn't want the vegis with the cabbage on it, so I just put some together for my lunch tomorrow. Makes it easy for me! Other than that, I have had a nice relaxing Sunday. Just hanging around with the kitties and hubby. Met up with my sister and niece for a walk this morning. We have been so good with our walks. I have not been weighing myself because I don't want to think about this as having to exercise to lose weight. (which is the truth) I just really want to get in shape. To me that means having more energy, being able to walk, bike whatever without feeling tired and winded. So I am walking. My feet are pissed off at me, but they will get used to it!
Looking forward to having a good week.
Hope you are too!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Not that I need that or anything....
Friday, October 2, 2009
The Sensitive Man
A woman meets a man in a bar.
talk; they connect; they end up leaving together.
They get back to his place,
and as he shows her around his
She notices that one wall of his
bedroom is completely filled with soft, sweet,
cuddly teddy bears.
There are three shelves in the
bedroom, with hundreds and hundreds of cute,
cuddly teddy bears carefully placed
in rows, covering the entire wall!
It was obvious that he had taken
quite some time to lovingly arrange them
and she was immediately touched
by the amount of thought he had
put into organizing the display.
There were small bears all along
the bottom shelf,
medium-sized bears covering the
length of the middle shelf,
and huge, enormous bears running
all the way along the top shelf.
She found it strange for an
obviously masculine guy to
have such a large collection of
She is quite impressed by his
sensitive side, but
doesn't mention this to him.
They share a bottle of wine and
continue talking and, after
awhile, she finds herself thinking,
'Oh my God! Maybe, this guy
could be the one!
Maybe he could be the future
father of my children?'
She turns to him and kisses him
lightly on the lips. He responds warmly.
They continue to kiss, the passion builds,
and he romantically lifts her in
his arms and carries her into his bedroom
where they rip off each other's
clothes and make hot, steamy love.
She is so overwhelmed that she
responds with more passion,
more creativity, more heat than she
has ever known.
After an intense, explosive night
of raw passion with this sensitive guy,
they are lying there together in
The woman rolls over, gently
strokes his chest and asks coyly,
'Well,how was it?'
The guy gently smiles at her,
strokes her cheek, looks deeply
into her eyes, and says:
'Help yourself to any prize from
the middle shelf'
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Even though I had the day off...I got up early for a dental appt. I made the mistake of telling them that one of my teeth hurt sometimes when I bite down. Oiy....I had to do the icky bite test where you have to bite down on that hard plastic stick. Which is suppose to cause the tooth in question to hurt like a mo-fo. Turns out the tooth I thought was the problem wasn't it at all. It was one 2 away. Weird how you think for sure it is one and it turns out to not even be close. So I guess I have a crack and will have to have a crown put on. Bleck. It doesn't hurt all the time, just sometimes when I bite down. So no hurry.
When I got home I addressed a bunch of cards and then my mommy showed up. We spent the pretty much the rest of the day together. I took her out to lunch and paid for the movie since it is her B-day tomorrow. We saw Fame. It was good...not great. We both kept comparing it to the original.
Then we went shopping and when I got home I changed and headed to my sisters to go walk. Now I'm pooped....
I need more energy.....