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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Pet Peeves

I have a list that just keep building these days of my pet peeves. Here is the top of my list!

I am sure if I wasn't so tired I could add to this lovely list. Do you have any to add?

Monday, January 30, 2006

It happens in 3's


Here you go City Penguin!

~3 Names you answer to

Mrs. H.
Sunnita (mom)
Sunderella (Grumps)

~3 Parts of your heritage

English
Swedish (I think)
Southern!!!
Mutt, that is what I am!

~3 Things that scare me

Never having children
Heights
Getting really fat!

~3 Of your everyday essentials

Computer time (email, blogs, message boards)
sleep (without I am a bear)
Me time (singing to music, catching up with old friends on my drive home, Tivo, time with my ghetto mattress... just time for me!)

~3 Things you are wearing right now

pj bottoms that are so comfy
tank top
Hane's Her Way

~3 Of your favourite songs
Man, This is hard!

Let's Stay Together (Grumps and my song, we sing it at the top of our lungs!)
Listen To My Heart ( A great praise song)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!!!


~3 Things you want in a relationship (other than real love)

Laughter
Faithfulness
Being Real

~2 Truths and 1 Lie (In any order)

I could lay in bed forever!
I thrive on conflict!
I obsess over food!


~3 Things about the opposite sex that appeal to you

Hands
Face
Sense of Humor

~3 Of your favorite hobbies

Blogging
Tivoing it
Knitting

~3 Places you want to go
Just 3?

Hawaii
Paris
Nepal

~3 Things you want to do before you die

Be blessed with a child
See more of the world
Spend more quality time with people

~3 Ways that you are stereotypically a female/male

I cry when I'm angry, happy, sad
I obsess about my butt (can't stop staring and talking about the butts of other woman!)
I change my clothes 5 times before I go to work on a good day!

~3 People you would like to take this survey

Iris
Hot Lips
Joanne

Good Clean Fun #2

Have a GREAT Monday!!!

*I can't fix the link crap that is going on above!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Busy!

My life has been so busy this week. I really am not sure what has made it busy, but I haven't had a chance to blog and catch up on some good reads.

I have been so tired this past week. Sleep hasn't been my friend until last night. My kids at school have been more than a handful. Thank goodness Grumps has been easy to please.

I have to post this before I lose it. In my busy state of mind, I forgot my power cord to my laptop at work.

SUCKS!

Body Image

I have been fighting this image all week. I can't stop sneaking that good food. Is there anyone else out there that sneaks food?

I went to Trader Joe's just the other day to buy some No Pudge brownies. While I was looking down the aisles, I found some yummy looking chips. I knew that I didn't need them. I knew that my butt would be better off without them. But NOOOOOOO! On my way out the door I took that bag of chips and started eating them on my way to the car. How bad am I?

I think that in my mind, if I sneak it here and there, it doesn't count.

I think my butt begs to differ!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Good Clean Fun


Monday, January 23, 2006

Little Boys


As a teacher I get to see all sides of children. I see each child in a different light than their parents. They always amaze me.

I have one little boy who loves to sit very close to me when I am reading or talking to the kids. He rubs his hand all over my shoe or up my boot. Okay that sounds dirty but it isn't. He is being so sweet just quietly sitting there. I believe he has a secret crush on me.

I don't think he will sit as close to anymore. I stepped on his finger today in my black pointy boots.

Last year I had a little boy who always gave me eyes when he talked or read a story to the class. Not only did he have a crush on me, but also on his mom. It was way too cute. Tuesday I got an email from him. "I miss you soooooooooooooooooo much!"

It is so cute how these little 7 and 8 year old boys learn to flirt and 'love' a woman. One little boy, from my math class last year, smiles so big everytime he sees me. Man, it sure starts at an early age.

But I do love it!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

What Pinup Girl Are You?

You are Bettie Page

Girl next door with a wild streak
You're a famous beauty - with unique look
And the people like you are cultish about it
What Famous Pinup Are You?


Thanks Nowhere Girl!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Cancelled


I had my day planned. I was so excited. I was going to leave work early and rush home to do a little cleaning before my hairstylest showed.

I did the dishes, swept the floors, put all the coats away and lit a couple of candles.

I couldn't wait for her to show so I could get my hair colored and highlighted. This has been in the works for 2 weeks.

On my way home I didn't think to check my home messages. No one EVER calls.

It's 4:30 and I look at my phone. I have a message. CRAP! I hope it isn't her.

YEP!!! She is sick. She could come if I didn't mind her coughing on me. She goes on to say that I have a strong immune system because of being a teacher. But she felt awful. I call her back. She sounded "okay" but when she found out it was me she started to sound bad again.

"I feel really awful. I am just so sick. I am so sorry but I feel really bad."

Me: "I am so sorry. You need to rest. We can just reschedule. You just need to get better."

INSIDE I AM YELLING, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DON'T CANCEL ON ME!!!

She cancels. My evening is messed up. I could have gone shopping. I could have made other plans. I could have gone to the hospital. NOPE!

I hate to be cancelled on.

Check this out!


I don't want to double post, but you should check out my post on my other blog. I think you will enjoy it.

It is great for Friday!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

My Big Fat Mouth


I have a problem with my mouth. I don't actually have a control problem with it. I think about what I am going to say before I say it but I might not think about the consequences.

What do people think about what I say?

Am I being sensitive?

Could it hurt someone if they heard me?

All this stupid stuff. I just don't shut up sometimes. I know that I think bad thoughts about people sometimes. There are times when I just want to shut them up in my head. I make fun of them, I cringe, I even laugh at them. What if they are doing the same to me?

Maybe this post should be more about my worry and approval issues. I don't worry about the what ifs or bad things. I just worry about what people think of me. Then again I don't care. UGH, see my problem?

I guess I should look at it more like this: If you are a true friend you take what you hear and love me anyway. But I still worry. Yet, my MOUTH still continues to run about anything and everything.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A Blink of an Eye

Today I get an email from a very good friend. She had recently moved to South Carolina. She quickly told me and the others she sent the email to that she is in the area. Her brother was in a very bad car accident. He is in Neural Trauma ICU.

All day my heart was hurting for her. I didn't want to be at work. I wanted to be by her side. I felt so helpless for her.

After work Grumps called me and told me that he had read the emails. Was I going to the hospital? I just wasn't sure if I was needed. Grumps tells me that she told the hours she would be there for a reason. I needed to go.

I am glad I went. Nothing else but to let her know that I care and love her. I tried to help lighten the mood or just sit in silence.

In the end I left after praying for her in the hall. I wanted her to know that she was being covered in prayers.

It is just amazing how quick life can almost come to an end. A blink of an eye! All can change. Life as we know it can change forever.

If you are a praying person, pray for Kevin and his family tonight. They really need it!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Dogster

I have for sure turned into the crazy dog lady.

I was searching blogs and came across a blog service for dogs, Dogster. It is just way too cute. I am not sure how long I will do this but it was worth a whirl.

Now Itsy has her own page. She has already gotten an invite to be 'friends' with 3 other dogs. I am not sure about that part. What does that entitle? I have to investigate that a little further. I am sure once Grumps sees this, he will just scoff me. But she sure does look cute!

Check it out for yourself!

I Love MLK Jr.

I love that man! I know that he did great things for our country and life here in the good ole USA. I teach to my kids all that he has done for us. I am very grateful.

But as a teacher, I love him even more! He gives me a day off every year! There is nothing better than a day off for a teacher besides a snow day and summer break!

My plans, did you hear that, My plans, Grumps are probably different, but My plans are to finish watching my movies.

Here is what we have already watched:

Into the Blue. Beautiful water and bodies. It made me want to go on vacation. But it was rather slow.

Monster in Law. Very funny after drinking almost a bottle of wine. It was good to see J Lows butt SOO big. I felt thin for once.

For the life of me, I can't remember the last movie that we rented. Oh now I remember.

The Fantastic 4. I LOVED this movie. It was just fun!

Movies we have left to watch:

The Wedding Crashers. I saw this in the theater. Way funny but it got very slow in the middle.

The Constant Gardner. It looks intriguing.

The Island. Grumps saw this in the theater and LOVED it! I hope I do too.

Finally, the rest of Veronica Mars First Season.

This doesn't include my weekend tv. So fingers crossed that Grumps wants to stay in the house again today.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Cheers From the Crowd!

It is an early night but guess what?

A bottle of wine...

Grumps 4 beers...

Itsy loving the paper towels...

Less than 3 more weeks of 'drugs'...

You would be so proud!

It was very good!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I've Been Tagged: Thanks Big Pissy

Big Pissy, You thought your post was boring. Watch out! Mine will really be boring!

our jobs I've had:
1. Housekeeper for slobs. I was paid minimum wage. They would stack up their dishes all weekend until I got there. No soaking or anything. The little kids would pee all over the bathroom. I got paid about $15 each time. I even did their laundry. Yes, stupid high school kid being way too nice.
2. After School daycare program. Another waste of time.
3. Hallmark. Restocked shelves, dusted, worked the floor and cash register, organized cards. I worked my butt off. Just be kind and put your cards back in the right place. That was the worse part of the job EVER!
4. Teacher, my present job. I have taught at 3 schools in 2 countries in 3 different cities for the past 7 years. For some reason I thought that this would be a noble career. I am rethinking this. What can I do with an education degree?

Four movies I could watch over and over again:
1. Silence of the Lambs. It catches me every time.
2. Sleepless In Seattle. I love the music and love.
3. Somethings Gotta Give. It forever warms my heart.
4. Dying Young. You need a good cry, here is your movie.
(This was really hard. I am sure if I thought more I could have come up with better picks. I just have watched way too many movies.)

Four t.v. shows I love:
Here's the order of obsession.
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Prison Break
3. The Bachelor, just because the guy is so HOT!
4. All reality.
(Yes I cheated you on the last one. I can watch anything and everything that is "reality"!)

Four Albums I can't live without:
1. The Carpenter's: The Singles 1969 - 1973
2. Nat King Cole
3. Sarah McLachlan: Surfacing, but I can actually listen to any of them.
4. Any of the Era C.D.'s I love them all!

Four places I've lived:
1. Greenville, MS... I lived there twice. Part of elementary and junior high and then one and 1/2 years of high school. Great times.
2. Oak Ridge, TN... I am not glowing from radiation. It was a short stay.
3. Hole in the Wall, South America. I taught first grade for two years there. Grumps and I traveled and loved the adventure.
4. Hillbilly, GA... Grumps and I met here and spent our first year of marriage there. We recently went back and man, has our world view expanded.

Four favorite foods:
1. Thin crust pepperoni pizza.
2. Fried Catfish.
3. Homemade chocolate chip cookies.
4. Beer Cheese Soup with hot French bread.

Four places I've vacationed:
1. Sandals Resort, Jamaica
2. Charleston, SC
3. Cousco, Peru (and the Inca Trail)
4. Alaskan cruise

Four Websites I visit daily:
1. Runboard.com where I am a part of 2 message boards
2. Gmail.com to check my email
3. Yahoo.com looking for comments from you guys
4. All my blogs on my side bar. I can't stop reading.

Four Magazines I read regularly:
They stack up until I have no choice but to catch up.
1. Woman's Day
2. Southern Living
3. Redbook
4. Martha Stewart
(The last two have not been renewed. #2 was a gift. #1 started as a gift and then I became hooked.

Four Cars I've owned:
1. Nissan Stanza: It still runs but is now more like a go cart
2. Nissan Altima: My ride right now and for the rest of my life.
Yep that is it. I have only had two cars. I want a Mini Cooper but it is not possible or feasible.

I hope you enjoyed the little bit of info from my inner soul. HA! I tag Iris!

The Birthday Calculator

If you are bored and have nothing to do, see what the birthday calculator can tell about the year you were born.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Catching Up: Wednesday

I am sitting here in bed with my craftmattic fully up, watching In Justice from my Tivo. I am catching up on all my blogs. This is one of my favorite times of day. I love seeing what is going on in everyone's brain.

I have no idea what this post is really about. HA! I am now dead with the topic.

Let's switch!~

I love Wednesdays.

I love Wednesday because of it being the top of the work hill. Once Wednesday is done, the rest of the week just glids by. The countdown begins on Wednesday till the weekend.

I love knowing that I get to have pizza, drinks and something sweet with K. I LOVE PIZZA!

I love watching tv with K being it Lost or Dancing with the Stars or even America's Next Top Model. TV is always more fun with someone there to make fun of it with.

The Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwhich


While trying to get healthy, I have stumbled across something yummy.

I have always loved Skinny Cow ice cream sandwhiches. Today I was hunting for something sweet to eat. I found a new flavor, Strawberry Shortcake. I am not a huge strawberry fan but the vanilla cookie sold me. I just finished eating one and could go and eat the whole containter. They are that good.

You need a yummy, skinny, sugar fix, go and get a Skinny Cow!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Space Needed

Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to crawl into a hole and stay for a while?

That would be today. It actually wasn't all that bad, it just wouldn't end. It continued to go on and on and drive me crazy. My kids were off the hook! A vicious cycle.

I decide to go home, make some soup and chill out. I just needed some space. I didn't want to go anywhere but my bed. Grumps had a dentist appointment and then work. I just needed to regroup in order to make it tomorrow.

As I am regrouping, Grumps comes home. He reminds me of my missed dentist appointment. How the dentist was disappointed and lets him know that if it happens again I can look for a new dentist. They have too many clients on a waiting list for me to just miss my appointment. Grumps just agrees and then because "he was so nice," Grumps that is, the dentist waved my missed appointment fee. Grumps was so happy. He was so happy that he wanted to make me feel so guilty for missing it in the first place.

All I needed was to hear it once. Oh no, at least 3 times Grumps recounts what the doctor said. I asked him if he explained why the appointment was missed. Nope, he just wanted it waived. I am sure he, meaning Grumps, agreed with the dentist and let him know how he will not let this happen again.

I didn't need a guilt trip. That is one thing I SOOOO have under control. Guilt is my middle name. I feel bad about everything. Grumps should know that. NOPE! So I sent him out of the room. He thought it was funny and didn't really have any sympathy. When I said that I had a bad day, he doesn't say anything and plays with the dog. Finally he comes back into the room to ask me why. By then I didn't want to see his little face.

UGH! All I asked for was space today. I let everyone know how bad I needed it. Why can't the one person that I live with respect that? Yes, he finally gave me space after I turned crazy and cried. Tears didn't seem to bother him.

I know I just talked about my little moment with Grumps. I love the man, but seriously, get a clue! Now that he is gone to work for the night, I have all the space that I want. But man I am in a really good mood now. HA!

Is Friday here yet?

The Bachelor


Oh my gosh!!! I hate that I didn't have my laptop to post last night. I had so much to say.

First, this bachelor is so hot! I mean hot in every sense. I could watch him all day long. I am sure that once the show gets really going, he might turn into a jerk. But I so hope not.

Secondly, there were some real dogs last night. I when not pick out any girls but I was surprised. BUT there were some beautiful girls as well.

Finally the reproductive girl was embarrassing!

If you didn't watch I seriously recommend it. At least just to watch the beautiful man. If you missed it, see if ABC Family has a repeat!

Off to work!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Veronica Mars


My Netflix has been sending me Verionca Mars Season 1. It is a UPN show. I had seen previews for it but never gave it any time. I need to catch something from the beginning.

K told me that it was a show for me. She knows me pretty well. So I thought I would give it a shot. GREAT SHOW!~

It has the suspense, teen drama, funny humor, love, murder, all that makes a show worth watching.

If you need something to watch these days, Veronica Mars might just be for you!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Hot Lips Pick of the Month

Not too long ago I ran into a blog that filled my need to be nosy. The next thing you know, Hot Lips gives me another one.

I read and read this blog for hours. She is quite long-winded. She is also very confused, putting it nicely.

She is divorced. At the time of my read, she was living with a man who proposed. But here is where it gets good. She is still in love with her ex, the father of her two kids. She doesn't shut up about him. Hours and hours about how much she loves him and wants him back. Finally her boyfriend gets fed up and leaves. She is left with noone. But her boyfriend wants her back and her ex begins to play games.

All of a sudden, the ex is wanting her like crazy, but not. Crazy stuff. It looks like just when he wants her, she decides to give it a shot with her ex. She is now ending her blog.

I don't know why I am giving her 'air time' on my blog. I guess it is so Hot Lips and I can comment away about her crazy self.

Seriously, don't waste your time reading every detail. It is worth a quick skim. I just found the ex's blog. He is ending his blog too. Hot Lips is that worth reading?

Not in the Mood

I am just not in the mood these days to post anything earth chattering.

I have been reading other blogs and enjoy commenting but just don't have it in me to post myself.

My life is boring right now. Nothing great has come out of my brain. Nothing creative at all. I actually started posting about Friday's on Friday but I got sidetracked.

Don't hate me but I think everyone needs a good break. Don't go away forever either. I am sure something will come up soon enough!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

I miss GOOD TV

I am at a loss without tv right now. I know that I said I wanted to read more. That doesn't mean that I read all night, just right before I go to bed.

I am so desperate for some tv that I have been tivoing the crazyiest things.

The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off from Discovery Health. Yeah not sure what got into me there. Maybe it was because the beginning just caught me. I saw the boy dead. I couldn't stop watching. I have yet to finish it though. The boy/man's (He was 35) voice just freaks me out.

Huddini's Life Story (or whatever the title was and correct spelling, it is deleted) on the History Channel. Grumps was pretty amazed by that one. I wanted to know secrets. Not much given.

I also have been tivoing random tv movies, Devil's Pond. No clue!

I miss good tv. At least tonight there is a new CSI! Tivoing so I can watch commercial free. That is a whole nother (yeah I am from the South, SHUT UP!) post in itself.

I should just go to sleep so that I can stop thinking about food and how tired my body is right now! No, I really should go check on Grumps and the laundry. Nah! I think he has it covered.

The Word of the Day

The Word of the Day is:

Positive!

I have decided that I will say this word over and over again everytime a negative thought comes my way! I am tired of being Negative Nancy these days. (Sorry if your name is Nancy. That is a great name!)




Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Hold the Applause

I just worked out for the first time in MONTHS! I made it for 30 minutes with Billy Blanks.

I AM HURTING! But all I need to do is excercise 2 more times this week and I will be doing GOOD!

Monday, January 02, 2006

What Classic Dame Are You?

I have seen this around lots lately. Because I am bored I had to do it too! I sure came out good! Now I need to see who Grumps is.

Myrna Loy
You scored 23% grit, 23% wit, 28% flair, and 42% class!

You are class itself, the calm, confident "perfect woman." Men turn and
look at you admiringly as you walk down the street, and even your
rivals have a grudging respect for you. You always know the right thing
to say, do and, of course, wear. You can take charge of a situation
when things get out of hand, and you're a great help to your partner
even if they don't immediately see or know it. You are one classy dame.
Your screen partners include William Powell and Cary Grant, you little
simmerpot, you.


Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.




My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 52% on grit
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 29% on wit
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 18% on flair
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 96% on class
Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Wine Rack





I have been wanting a wine rack for a while. Okay, maybe not for awhile. I am just learning to enjoy wine.

Debby, my wino friend, found this today and sent the link to me.

What do you think? Is it worth begging Grumps for?

Sunday, January 01, 2006

My Secret Thoughts


As I was looking through all of my books, I looked under my bed. I have even more books stashed there. I came across a beautiful journal that my friend Karen gave to me this summer. I haven't written a thing in it. It has been hidden.

I 'hid' it because I didn't know what I wanted to put in it. It bothered me that it was empty. So as I found it I decided to use it for my secret thoughts.

My first page begins a little like this:

"Thank you Karen for this beautiful journal. It was given to me months ago. It has been hiding under my bed. What should I write in it? That is why it has been hiding.

I post on 2 message boards.
I have 2 blogs.
Why do I need a journal?

I have decided that I can't just put everything out on the web. I do have secrets! I also have people who read my blogs that I know in the real world. That limits me sometimes. I need a place to lay my heart out there.

Here I go!"

Because this is a secret journal, I shall keep it a secret. It will be for my eyes only. Grumps can read it if he wants but he isn't nosy like me. Why am I posting this? Not sure! I just thought you might want to know!

A Goal Forgotten

Yes, I used the word goal in hopes of actually accomplishing it.

I want to read more. I have this huge pile of books beside my bed. I need to read them. I need to spend less time watching TiVo, God forbid and less time on my laptop.

Grumps bought me a iHome for my iPod for a reason. Not just be woken up in the morning to my favorite songs but to also listen to music in bed. I usually have the tv on ALL the time when I am in bed using my ghettomatic. In fact I just turned the tv off and turned the music (Peter Cetera is rocking the house right now!)

I need to READ in bed!

Because I just finished a book I am trying to decide what should be my next read. Look at my list and tell me which would be your pick.

I have a big problem with making decisions. I think I should post something about that one of these days! Here is my reminder to myself!

Blog Bothers

I still have my addiction issues. I have been shuffling through blogs left and right. I am always looking for a new read. But nothing has really blown my socks off. In fact all I find is annoying blogs or rather, blogging habits.

*I hate big long paragraphs that run on and on without any breaks. When I see a huge chunk of words I get overwhelmed and just move on. Break up your thoughts into paragraphs to help readers like me.

*Don't go on and on. Get to the point and move on. A post that I have to scroll on and on loses me.

*I stink at spelling but I at least use the lovely spell check tool that is provided for us here at blogspot. I know many of you want to be real and uncandid so you don't check your spelling. But it really throws me off. All I see is that misspelled word over and over again.

*Punctuation is a MUST, so are grammar rules.

*Let it all hang out! This is a must to keep my attention.

Yes, I know that no one writes for me. HA! I know that each and every blog is different and about that person. I just want you to know why I don't read your blogs.

Addiction


I have an addiction. I can't stop checking my email, my blog, other's blogs or my message boards. I am a freak.

My brain hurts and I have nothing to show for it.

I keep coming to my laptop. PLEASE someone stop me!

Happy New Year: What Does 2006 Hold?

Happy New Year to all of you out there! I hoped you partied like a ROCKSTAR bringing 2006 in. I know I did. My headache can attest to it!

I have read many a blog the past couple of days with lots of wisdom, resolutions, and thoughts for the new year. I have put off writing about mine. I am not sure if I have the insight these days to come up with something great and thought worthy.

Every year my resolutions are the same.

*Lose weight.
*Get in shape.
*Get closer to God.
*Be kinder to Grumps.
*Have a baby.

I always start off strong and then tumble off into regret land. I have lost the weight and got into shape. I have a roller coaster ride with God. I try to work hard at being kind. The baby... well it wasn't because we didn't try.

This year I will lose the weight that I gained because my lovely hormones and drugs. I will work out especially when my body is drug free in February at least 3 times a week. I want to grow in the Lord. I have to be kinder to Grumps or it will just drive me crazy. HA! The baby... it isn't up to me.

2006 is about me this year. Last year it was about me but not on purpose. Maybe it really wasn't about me, more like my problems. This year it will be about me becoming strong.

No matter how well I do with my goals/resolutions I will grow. I will be me. I will stay strong.

2006 I am ready for you!

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