Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
10 am to 12:30 - birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese
12:30 to 1:00 pm - motherload rummage sale at a church by the house. You will not believe everything I bought! (More to come on that shortly)
2:00 to 3:30 pm - Miss S to a church party - me to Joann's fabric store:)
4:00 to 4:45 pm - last minute trip to Target
5:00 to 8:30 pm - pool party/birthday party at my new boss's house
I could barely keep my eyes open driving home. So I am heading to bed!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
My friend sent this to me today and it made me laugh and laugh and laugh!!!
THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!
If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears
with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning
Yadda, yadda, yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
there was no way in hell I was going to lay
a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it
and how easy they've got it!
But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of
thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.
You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my
childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!
And I hate to say it but you kids today you
don't know how good you've got it!
I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, We had to go to the damn library and
look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
There was no email!! We had to actually write
somebody a letter, with a pen!
Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!
Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! No where was safe!
There were no MP3' s or Napsters! You wanted to
steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!
Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone. cause that's how we rolled dig?
We didn't have fancy crap like ! If you
were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!
And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your Bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you
just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video
games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the ! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen
And you could never win. The game just kept getting
harder and harder and
faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel! There was no either! You could only get cartoons on . Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled
And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
something up we had to use the stove ... Imagine that!
That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids
today have got it too easy.
You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted
five minutes back in 1980 or before!
The over 30 Crowd
(Send this to someone you'd like to make smile,
Whether they are under 30 or not.)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Geez louise we were babies when we got married! Both barely 21, and we joke that I was skinny and Hubby had hair. A lot has changed in 16 years:) I hid 16 little love notes for Hubby to find - one for each year of marriage. We tried a "new to us" restaurant for dinner and it was delicious! It's been forever since we had a date night and it was really nice to just relax and enjoy each other's company.
Monday, August 17, 2009
My brother and his family moved back to New Mexico
Hubby submitted his application to start working on his Master's degree at UNM
My sabbatical ended
A big yard sale and 7 garbage bags went to Goodwill helped us lighten the load a little
My dad turned 60
I started a new job today
Our 16th anniversary is Friday
AND I got new shoes:)
Aren't they cute?? They have just a little wedge heel and just a little peep toe (note to self - time for a pedicure!)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Hubby worked late last night so Miss S and I had a little girl's nite all to ourselves. We took a quick trip to Barnes & Noble and each got a few new books. Miss S picked out a "learn to draw" book and when we got home we tried it out. I drew the dancing woman and Miss S colored her in. I think she turned out pretty cool, don't you?
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Country Joe McDonald
John B. Sebastian
Incredible String Band
Sly & The Family Stone
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Country Joe & The Fish
Ten Years After
Blood Sweet And Tears
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Saturday, August 08, 2009
I had Miss S take a couple pictures of me and then she wanted to pose too:)
Friday, August 07, 2009
I found some awesome Re-ment sets at Urban Outfitters - I have been gaga over these little miniatures since I first saw them popping up on Flickr not too long ago - the detail is amazing. Holy crap they are darling - I bought two little animal sets and a little donut set:
A quick stop at Quiltique for new fabrics, a Heather Bailey pattern and a pin topper by my friend Gigi (My sister, brother in law and 6 kids waited patiently in the car while I shopped like a madwoman):
(sorry - I was too lazy to load this photo to flickr to turn it right side up:))
And a little shopping at the Beatles LOVE shop at the Mirage - I have been wanting this messenger bag FOREVER!!! But with it's $68 price tag it was quite a splurge. Imagine my surprise when I got to the register and it had been marked down to $32!!!! That totally made my day. And the wallet that was regularly $30 something was marked down to $18!!!! NICE!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
actually ground beef and zucchini and a whole lot of other yumminess...look at all those beautiful colors! And the zucchini is from my very own little garden of three whopping zucchini plants!!! How cool is that!!!!
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn,
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes,
1 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
1 (4.5 ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
|In a skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the corn, tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and zucchini is tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.|
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I actually made some ATCs yesterday!!! These are for Mary Ann's Red White and Blue ATC Swap - totally late - I was supposed to have mailed them to her last week but I completely forgot about it. I was inspired though and whipped these out while watching Californication on the computer. I'm halfway through the first season and loving it! David Duchovny is one of my all time favorite actors. I also started knitting a scraf last night and I'm itching to get some scrapbooking done.
But for today I have to complete these four items on my to do list before any more crafting or Duchovny lusting:
Clean the Fridge
Clean the Freezer
Clean and Defrost the Outside Freezer
Organize the Canned Food Storage in the Garage
I'll let you know how I do:)
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Lunch at Joe's Crab Shack - yummy:
Touring the Coca Cola and M&M Factories. We tried the Cokes Around the World sampler try - what an experience!!! Some of them were horrible and some were amazing:
The water show at Bellagio:
Me and my dad at LOVE: Please excuse my double chin:)
With two of the meter maids after the show: Holy CRAP the show was amazing!!! It was completely breathtaking, fantastic, almost unreal and wonderful. I loved loved loved it. And how appropriate that my very first ever Vegas show was this! We scored an amazing deal on tickets and amazing seats. Nevada locals (my dad:)) get 40% off tickets and we were in the 16th row!!! Completely perfect.
Hanging out for a day with my mom and a bunch of nieces and nephews:
At the Bellagio Botanical Gardens - that froggy is made completely of flowers:
My dad's surprise party - and he WAS totally surprised. He had NO idea!!!:
Someone said "Make a funny face" and I was the only one that dad. Woohoo!!! The party was at Bahama Breeze so we wore fun tropical attire: Only one sister is missing from this photo - there's Ryalin, Shay, Me, Dad, Ian and Chad. Dang I love my family:)
Miss S amused herself on the drive home by taking a ton of pictures in the backseat. These were two of the fun ones that I found when I was going through them:):
And we stopped at Meteor Crater in Arizona - I've been wanting to stop here for 16 years and we finally did.....wow what a site!!! It was amazing and a fun little stop on our drive home: