Monday, July 31, 2006


Saturday night we went to the Woodlands and watched the greyhounds race. I had a really good time. I wagered on 10 races and actually won a few. Once 10:00 hit though, I was ready for home. Big Brother had a good time. Hubster didn't wager but chose to sit and drink beer. He said he still had a good time.

Sunday we didn't do much but hang around the house. Hubster's cousin came over and we cooked out. After dinner, we went back to her house to play some pool. I don't play but I enjoy watching.

Our friend, Tom, was over and shot pool. Tom is a character like no other. He was at a friends house on a fix-up-date and actually got the girl in bed and in her undies. Well, Tom, the eternal single man, did something to tick her off so she up and left...leaving her jeans behind. Now, Tom is no gentleman. He took her jeans (which turned out to be her favorite pair), and held them hostage until she would go out with him again.

He told her he would cut off a belt loop and mail it to her for every 2 days that went by without agreeing to date him. Ladies, this is sad but she actually went out with him again to get her jeans back.

Anyway, I have more Tom stories to share but will save them for another time.

Today was the last day of our "weekend". I went to the doctor and had a tumor removed from by back. He said normally they would just cut it off, but because of the size and shape of this one, he cauterized it off. It didn't hurt but the smell was awful. He sent it in for a biopsy so I won't know anything for a few days. I'm not worried.


Yes, I'm nervous about my visit to the doctor's office today. I know it's nothing major but I hate seeing doctor's for any reason. I get all icky in my stomach before I go and I don't like feeling that way. I hope I don't have to wear one of those stupid little paper gowns.

I'm not going to eat this morning for fear I'll get all nervous while I'm there and throw up on the doctor. My sister did that once. It wasn't a pretty sight.

Saturday, July 29, 2006


I made another change to my decor. How do you like the colors? Made a new header too but I'm not sure about it yet. I will probably still play with it and tweak it a little.

Speaking of tweaking, we stopped at Starbuck's before we came home tonight and I drank an Iced Caramel Macchiato (such a bad girl). That's why I'm up so late. I'm sure I'll pay for it in the morning.

We went to BRU and bought Little Brother a new car seat. He's growing so fast, he grew out of his infant carrier. He's sitting up on his own now (for the most part) so he'll be able to sit in high chairs at restaurants and the shopping cart at the store. (I need to get some pictures of him sitting up!)

So, weekend plans include a trip to the Woodlands to watch a little dog racing. I'm really, really looking forward to it. We're going tomorrow night. Sunday, we're probably going to have a sleepover at Hubster's aunts house. We'll watch movies and play games. It'll be fun.

Now for the not-so-fun part of the weekend. Monday (yes, Hubster is off on Monday's so it's part of our weekend), I'm going to the doctor to have a bad spot looked at on my back. We're looking at probably just having it removed. From what I've been told, it doesn't have the qualities of a cancer spot, but I want it gone just in case. Wish me luck!

Have a good weekend and I'll fill in more details and pictures from our busy weekend later.

PS. I need to figure out how to add links because this new layout doesn't have a section for links and I NEED MY LINKS!

Sunday, July 23, 2006


I'm headed to bed so I'm not going to post much. I will catch up in the morning. I found this and thought it was so hilarious. Enjoy!

Friday, July 21, 2006


Little Brother turned 6 months old 2 days ago. I did get some really cute pictures of him but just haven't had time to post. It's hard to believe it's already been that long. He's changing so fast. He can sit up but still a little wobbly. He chatters all day long but I'm teaching him what Shhh means LOL. He's been a little cranky off and on so I'm thinking we'll be seeing some teeth soon.

He can get on his hands and on his knees, just not at the same time...YET!

Big Brother and Ranger lounging on the living room floor. They are both so handsome!

Enjoying a popsicle with Daddy on his 1/2 birthday...MMMMM GOOD!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


So, according to an anonymous comment-leaver, the pepsi thing I posted a few days ago is an urban legend (see what I get for posting without taking the time to check on it like I normally would have). Oh well. Who cares.

I find it a bit ironic that the person posted under anonymous. WHY? Is it that bad to leave someone a comment about a flaw on their blog that you have to do it anonymously? Did that person think I would track them down and beat the sense out of them for pointing out a mistake? Just a thought.

Spent yesterday sopping up water from behind the washer and dryer because of a clogged drain. Did you know that drain needs to be snaked once a year? Go, run, check your drain...see if it needs to be snaked! Seriously, go do it because if you don't and it overflows, it makes a mess. I shampooed carpet yesterday, put a fan on it to dry (such humidity here that it would never dry if I didn't). I get to shampoo some more today. Fun, fun.

Have you checked your drain yet?

Monday, July 17, 2006


What do you expect from such simple creatures?
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can be President.
You can never be pregnant.
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
The world is your urinal.
You never have drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just
too icky.
You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental $100.
People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
You know stuff about tanks.
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
You can open all your own jars.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
You almost never have strap problems in public.
You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
You get to pick who you want to ask out to dinner.
Everything on your face stays its original color.
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life.
Your belly usually hides your big hips.
One wallet and one pair of shoes one color for all seasons.
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife.
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Our weekend begins at 3:30 pm on Saturday afternoon when Hubster gets off work. We had friends over for dinner and did steaks on the grill (Awesome job grilling, once again by Hubster). They brought 2 flats of strawberries and watermelon. By the time we were done cleaning the berries I wasn't going to have any...BUT they were too good to pass up. Strawberry Shortcake is so good with the new strawberry flavored CoolWhip. We're having the watermelon today.

We don't have weekend plans so I'm going to leave everyone with this:

Don't buy Pepsi in the new can. Pepsi has a new "patriotic" can
coming out with pictures of the Empire State Building, and the
Pledge of Allegiance on them.
However, Pepsi left out two little words on the pledge,
"Under God."
Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone.
In that case, we don't
want to offend anyone at the Pepsi corporate office, either!
So if we don't buy any Pepsi product, they will not be offended
when they don't receive our money that has the words
"In God We Trust" on it.

(This actually came to me with a beautiful flag around it but I couldn't get it to copy and paste)

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Available at your local grocery or discount store. Some include a handy upper rack for warming.

**This is only for fun. This in no way encourages anyone to steal a shopping cart

Thursday, July 13, 2006


OK first a little background. Before Little Brother was born, I was an office manager for a local used car lot. When I first went to work for them, it was owned by 2 guys. C hired me (I worked their floor plan at a bank). I worked for C & K for a year. C had a serious drug problem. In July of 2004, a man came in and attempted to shoot C. After that, he never came back and K bought him out. It was nice working for just K. We really got along. I knew everything about his business life and personal life. I took care of paying his bills for both. Well, while I was on maternity leave, K accused me of stealing money. First of all, it wasn't possible because I wasn't even on the checking account and second, I didn't do it. He had not proof (found out later he expected me to keep working for him even after he accused me). He was $150,000 behind on his floor plan and was using me as a scape goat. That was in January.

In March, C was murdered in his driveway. K still had a life insurance policy on him and they were still partners in another (slowly folding) business of buying, fixing and selling property. The police went to question K and asked for permission to search the businesses. He said sure. Now, K is an ex-felon. They found a gun in his office that supposedly belonged to K's son who passed away in November. It was in K's office and his possession so they arrested him. He spent April, May, and part of June in jail. They let him out to tend to some business and now he's back in for an undetermined amount of time.

During his incarceration, his sales manager, E, called me on a regular basis asking how to do this and how to do that. I figured it wasn't E's fault (or anyone else employed there) so I helped with whatever I could. This made K mad that E was doing this (he's lucky I helped or his business would have folded). Anyway, since K's in jail again, E is calling me again for help.

This is where the stress is. I can't decide if I should continue to help or not. The business is going to fold anyway (what a has such potential). It's stressing me out thinking of it all. I really loved my job and the people I worked with.

If I can talk E into opening his own lot, the whole situation could be solved. Just an idea.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


I still haven't had my dirty margarita . Still thinking about it. Maybe this weekend.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


American Cities That Best Fit You:

75% Miami
70% Austin
65% Honolulu
60% Denver
60% Seattle


We had enchiladas last night and as we were eating I was thinking I should have made some dirty margaritas. Oh well, dinner was almost over and I was too pooped to do much more. Now, I still want one! I thought about it before bed last night and again when I got up at 5:15 this morning for Little A, the kid I babysit, to come over. Now here I sit thinking...I want a dirty margarita. For those that have never had a dirty margarita, you are definitely missing out. It's the best margarita ever. (Don't get confused with a diry martini...they're nothing alike)

I'm on strike this week. Hubster doesn't know it yet but he will be when he gets home from work. I asked him twice yesterday to clean up the end table where he'd left his candy wrappers and ice cream sticks. Why should I clean up after him because he's too lazy to pick things up and walk 10 steps into the kitchen trash. So, today I was supposed to do my weekly Tuesday clean up. Well, I'm not going to. When he complains that his bathroom needs cleaned, I'll remind him that I'm on strike. I'm off now to go make up my picket sign 8-)

Monday, July 10, 2006


Yesterday we went to my mom's for dinner. She fried chicken, made mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, macaroni & cheese, green beans and rolls. I'm not kidding, I gained 1.5 pounds yesterday! We had a wonderful time. It was the usual family visit. Sam got drunk and Mom got mad a Sam. Nothing out of the norm. Oh, and she baked a cake too.

Here are some pictures I promised of my great-niece.

She looks just like her daddy did at that age.

Today, we did our Olive Garden lunch. Soup, salad and breadsticks....oh so good. Since Tippy spent the night, she watched the kids after lunch so Hubster and I could go to The Bar. I had a beer and I've decided I don't like beer anymore. Since I had Little Brother, it just doesn't taste good. I'll just stick with my cosmos.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


Big Brother is playing his new game on PS2. It's Tony Hawks Underground something or other. One of the characters you can be is Ben Franklin. I wonder what people back then would think of Ben Franklin riding a skateboard?


We spent the day today at Sweetie's house. My oldest sister brought down her grandbaby (Yes, I'm a great-aunt). She was a doll. Looks just like her daddy did when he was that age. I took pictures but I left the camera in the car. I'll post them another day.


We did get some good pictures of Little Brother last night. I'm so hoping he will keep his beautiful blue eyes. They look just like my dad's did.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Grey's Anatomy was on tonight. They showed the very first episode. I absolutely love, love, love that show. Patrick Dempsey...need I say more?


I noticed today that gas prices have gone up...AGAIN. It really pisses me off that gas has gotten so expensive. Doesn't it seem strange that our president's business is oil and while he's in office, gas prices sky rocket? Makes you think.


The boys are well. Little Brother and I shared a popsicle on the front porch tonight. If I hadn't been so sticky from it, I'd have taken a picture.


They played a rerun of the first episode of King of Queens tonight. Did you know Carri had a sister? Must have cut that character.


A fellow blogger, Kelly Stern, is saving for a pony. He only needs another $29,000 for it. If you'd like to contribute to the Pony Fund, contact Kelly at his blog.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


The fireworks...

The nieces and Big Brother

Big Brother and my Great-Nephew watching fireworks

Little Brother in his new hat

The Nieces

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


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Please stay safe on this holiday and remember what the meaning is behind it. It's sad that it's been hundreds of years and we're still fighting for our freedom.