Monday, January 19, 2009

Things I have done

I have seen these on other blogs.....and I have nothing to add to my blog right highlighted stuff is something I have done.....others, not so much

In 42 years, I've:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band - if you count the marching band..lo
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (but not to the top, just a long way up!)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a, but I did run in a race.....and finished.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community - they're all around here
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a but I bought a guy some snacks at a gas station when he didn't have enough to pay for it with his gas purchase
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (does the one Vegas count??)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a, but I have been on a TV show, twice
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies, no but bought plenty!
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone , one in my foot and my tailbone....probably more, but I don't know.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Been in a car accident

Friday, January 16, 2009

Think Spring?

If I think about this....
...will THIS go away?

Ok, morning temps here are -27....yes, MINUS TWENTY-SEVEN DEGREES.....with windchill we are talking a negative 35.  Fabulous morning to be out and about wouldn't you say?

Well, the kids are off today because of the cold, but I am off to work.  I better bundle up.  The good news is that the temps will rebound later this afternoon to almost 5 above.  That will be NICE!

Nothing much else happening in this world of mine.  Keeping up with the work blogs and such and that's about it.  I just joined facebook, but haven't had much time there either.

Keep warm people.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Screen shots

NO, I am not posting any screen shots of myself, but I got to chat online with a pal the other day and it was so nice to see and chat at the same time...of course, I was not looking to lovely, but she's used to

The hard part is not being able to move around while chatting, you have to actually sit there.  OH, well, maybe I could incorperate some scrappin' and chatting somehow.  At least I will be hands free chatting!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Hard to tell from this photo (which is the point) how bad this bathroom looks, but, trust me, it looks much better now.  I just don't have a photo of it yet.  I am not quite done decorating.  I only had to live with a mess for a month but that was OK with me.  I just wanted to get that shower out of the room so I could see how much room we really were going to have when it was all out.  Who knew what we might find behind those walls??  I am still not sure!  And we are not done with the remodel, but this will do until we finish the other walls later.  Everything is in place and working for now, so happiness abounds.

 A nice photo of the new bathroom will follow soon......

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Shooting the moon

So, the other thing I did over my little Christmas vacation was shoot a commercial for the store.  I was just supposed to do a voice over for the whole commercial (at least that was what I agreed to anyway) but when the team showed up they wanted me miked up and walking and talking at the same time!!!  YIKES, are you nuts....I didn't learn any lines!!

So, that is me (in green) with my mike in my back pocket getting my "directions" on how I was to perform my stunt and say my lines.
Hopefully I can get a copy of it posted later when it is ready, but if not I will walk you through it....maybe.

Monday, January 5, 2009

And, I am back....

Christmas was a FUN! I made sure the kids had to work for their gifts. Nick had to open several boxes inside his big box before he got to the real gift. But, inside each little box was a "little something" to make it a used candle, a Sharpie, a piece of wood and a Rock. Then there was the iPod in the last box.... somehow he managed to open that one last!! present (to hubby and myself) was a Wii. I wanted the FIT to, but that wasn't to be. I did purchase "Outdoor Adventures" and it is a total kick ass game. You have to move your booty a lot to move on to the next level and improve your score!! My knees and legs were killing me the next day...a lot of jumping, running in place and arm moving. I LOVE it.  Not that the other games are not totally fun, but I wanted it for the "moving" and playing part of it. 
This one looks hilarious!!Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree
another ass kicker....gotta have itJillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009
and the one we have....its good for all ages too.Active Life: Outdoor Challenge

So, other things going in in my life will be posted in future posts...I promise!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A quote to share with my pals....

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. 
So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit."