Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A blah week

I need to write SOMETHING as I am so tired of looking at my picture! Nothing exciting has happened that I feel like writing about though. So.....

I have felt a little sick all week. I haven't worked out since last Tuesday. I feel really tired, nauseous and head achy. Not too bad but bad enough that I want to sit in bed and do nothing.

I can't get my new hair cut to look like the stylist did. It's maddening.

I am reading "The Stand". It's ok. Not that well written in my opinion but the more you get in to it, the harder it is to lay down. It's a good book for Halloween week.

Bryan avoids me. I must be ornery.

The house is a mess and it doesn't it concern me.

I hope I start feeling better soon!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Do

So, I got a new do today. LOVE IT! My sisters who live in Farmington have all started going to this new stylist. Every time I see their hair after she does it, I am amazed. Finally, after seeing the third sister's hair look so good, I decided to try her. I am going for the Victoria Beckham look. I have always liked it and have been trying to grow my hair out for it. It's almost there. My own stylist just doesn't get it right. This gal, wow. She is a brilliant stylist and really has the touch. I will keep going to her even though she is an hour away from my house. I loved her!

If you don't like it, don't tell me! he he

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rude people

Oh my word!I can't believe how rude some people are! I just called to cancel a credit card. The guy kept pestering me about wanting to close it. He asked my if I had any other cards and I told him I had one more that I was paying off. He asked why I wanted to keep that one and not this one. I told him it was because of the 0% financing on the other.

So get this, he said he'd reset the 0% on this one so I'd keep it. I told him they should have done that when I called asked them to, two months ago!!! I have one bill I am trying to pay off and then that card will not be used either!.

The guy was so belligerent that he ended up hanging up on me at the end! I wasn't even being rude or raising my voice or anything. I just kept saying, "can I please just close this account?"

Amazing! He acted as though I were personally offending him for wanting it closed. Weird.

Now I can't even remember what I was originally going to write about! lol. Anyway, if I remember, I'll write another post! Have a good one.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Big fat lie!

I haven't written anything because I didn't have anything new to say. Nothing exciting has happened except for the normal stuff. You know, dealing with kids who constantly do things they aren't supposed to and then lie about it.

It's funny, you know because most of the time, I know exactly "who done it" and yet they persist in their lies!!! It is infuriating! The new punishment is an automatic 100 line writing assignment for lying.

I keep telling the kids that it's better to get in a little trouble for what they did wrong than a lot of trouble for lying about it! We'll see. It's a constant, everyday battle and the 13 yr old is just as bad if not worse than the 4 yr old!! ARGGGG! Thank heavens for Warcraft!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Babies!!

Due to considerable requests, I finally took pictures of my new pups. They are adorable and squeaky loud in the middle of the night. Their mother never leaves them either. In fact, half the time I have to pick her up and carry her out to go potty. She just doesn't want to abandon them. Or she doesn't trust us! It couldn't be that!

So here they are...Larry, mo, curly, and Doreen! Actually, I don't know what to name them. I don't plan on keeping them. Well, maybe the little girl. I'm a sucker after all.

The little brown one is the only girl. There are three boys. I had thought there were only 2 but I was wrong. So, there are 2 black, one dark brown and the little girl who is a normal brown. All little Border Collies! At least that is what they look like to me. The Shi Tzus mother and Australian Shepard father made cute babies though.

Cute! Cute! Cute!


Don't you hate it when you get the feeling you should do something, you ignore the feeling only to be taught a lesson in disobedience! Oh ya, I love that!

This morning, I decided it was time to get rid of the mountain of gray hair adorning the top of my head. I have these cute rugs on my bathroom floor and as I started, I thought, I should move these.. But then, I wasn't planning on dripping on the floor. After all, I have been doing this for years now.

What do you think happened? Yep, you're right. And not just one drip, but 5!!!! As I squeezed the bottle, a stream went flying over my head! Don't ask. All I can think is, when it rains, it pours!!!

Lesson learned! Next time, I will follow that still, small voice that I frequently ignore. I mean, what does he know anyway?

Or I could pay buckoos and have someone else do the dying. (By the way, this is not a picture of me!)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Yea for shopping.

There is something very therapeutic about shopping. I don't know many women who feel differently. For me, It makes me feel happy if I'm having a bad day. I don't know why.

I'm lucky though, that I don't have a "problem" with shopping. It's the thing that saves me! I frequently go through my clothes and throw things out. Clothes that are too small, too big, or that I haven't worn in ages.

It gets to the point where I open my closet and don't have much to choose from to wear. So, today, I went to my friendly neighborhood Walmart and bought a few new things. I don't spend tons, because I don't shop at Dillards, and I don't always look fancy, but I do have good taste.

I only had 2 pair of pants that fit, so I bought 3 more today. What a difference a few new outfits make. I love the new "Signature" Levis they sell now. Anyway, I am wearing a new, darling outfit, that fits! The secret to Walmart is, don't dry it in the dryer!

You do get what you pay for after all.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Babies!!

I haven't taken pictures yet but we had puppies last night! There were five born but one was born dead. At least I think it was. I finally fell asleep. She had them during the night.

They are absolutely adorable! Two little girls and two little boys. 2 brown and 2 black.

Even though she is a pure bred Shi Tzus, she mated with a pure bred Australian Shepherd. I don't' know how they did it but the pups look like little Border Collies! SO cute. I'm tempted to keep one. They were born the right size for her to deliver but who knows how big they'll get.

Cookie did so good. She must have been exhausted by the time she was done. She looks a mess today but I'll give her a couple days before I bathe her. She never leaves them and is such a good mommy. I'm proud of her.

Well, that's it. Off for now!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A sad story

I got a letter today from Gabe and Wyatt's birth mom. We have become good friends and I really love her. I can look at her situation and my heart goes out to her. Maybe I'll write a novel someday about her story.

Anyway, I had sent her a copy of the story I wrote for Peach Days that had won first place. She told me today that she has passed it around to some of the other women who are there with her at the point of the mountain. (the prison down in Bluffdale, UT) and that they all really liked it. Some even cried. I thought that was so cute! So, now I'm famous! he he!

I hope things all work out for her some day. She is having a terrible time with losing all 5 of her kids. She takes full responsibility and it is very painful for her. I am so grateful to be able to have Wyatt and Gabe and hope they can have a relationship with their birth mom someday. She has a good heart and wants to do what's right. She was dealt a sad hand from the very beginning. Her mother started her using drugs when she was 13. It was a lose-lose situation. Say a prayer for her.

Well, have a good night all!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

A big S on my forehead

OH MY WORD!!!!!!

Can I just say I almost lost all my computer stuff! I had a site called "popular screen savers" come up. It looked great! They had adorable screen savers so I downloaded it! Yes, I have STUPID written all over my face!!!

To make a long story short. It gave me 2 trojan horses, and a nice, friendly virus that I have been battling all day!!!!

It had gotten so bad that my book I was editing wouldn't even let me save it! I copied everything on to an external hard drive and went to work. I am SO proud of myself. For those of you who know me, I am NOT computer literate but I have been learning.

I was able to fix the problems with a little help from Tash and I THINK I fixed it. We'll see but all my scanners, AVG, Spybot and Ad-Aware say I'm clean now. I sure hope so.

It was so terrible. It froze me up. Couldn't do anything. I even lost part of my story I was working on. You know, how it is,I was going back and fixing things up so they're better in a certain chapter. I had just written a part that was SO good and I lost it!!!

I did go back and try to remember what I had said after I got it working again but it's not the same. I'm sad but now I know better!!! At least I didn't lose all my editing I'd done! Thank heaven for small miracles.

The really stupid part is, my computer warned me about the site! But I thought I knew better! So much for being a know it all. From now on, I vow to humbly obey my computer's still, small voice.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

For Lisa's Mom

My dear friend Lisa,

The heavens are weeping for you and your family on this day of sorrow. I am so sorry for what you now go through.

The sun, respectfully hides it's face as the rain descends. We say goodbye to your beloved mother as she leaves her mortal shell.

Even though I am sure she is more than content to be with your dad,she will miss you dearly. But finally, her struggle is over.

This is a song requested of me to sing at Bryan's Dad's funeral. I liked it's message.

Some trails are happy ones
Others are blue
It's the way you ride the trail that counts
Here's a happy one for you

Happy trails to you
Until we meet again
Happy trails to you
Keep smiling until then

Who cares about the clouds when we're together
Just sing a song and bring that sunny weather

Happy trails to you
Til we meet again

Who cares about the clouds when we're together
Just sing a song and bring that sunny weather

Happy trails to you
Til we meet again
Til we meet again

Good bye Arlene! God Speed! We love you!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Neil! Yea!

There is a saying I used to hear when I was younger. There are two kinds of people. Those who love Neil Diamond and those who don't.

I'm one who loves him! I have since I was a little kid. I play his songs on the piano, on my guitar and on my ipod.

I know all of them! I love that gravelly voice and I want to go to his concert like you can't believe.

I went online and tickets don't go on sale until Monday yet it's saying that there are only a certain number of tickets even available still. What's up with that?????

How can I get good tickets and most importantly, how can I get tickets that don't cost me an arm and a leg???

If anyone knows a way, PLEASE let me know! He may never come again!

Bryan is so NOT excited to see him. How weird is that?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Integrity vs. Stupidity

I find it extremely ironic that the IOC, just this week, has declared the Chinese gymnasts who were thought to be 14, old enough to have competed in this years Olympics. It's all in the timing. Hmmmmm. Strange isn't it?

Money talks I guess. I suppose our government thought it was more important to borrow money than to insure integrity.

I don't know all the details, I'm not super political and I certainly can't tell who is telling the truth all the time, but I can tell when people are being stupid. Maybe we have all been stupid in this. I don't believe one man is to blame. After all, it takes a village, right?