Monday, December 31, 2007

My Thought for the day

If you decide to make any New Year's resolutions it is better to keep them to yourself. That way if you fail only you will know!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007


I had acupuncture on my achilles yesterday morning so it feels great today. The needles for my achilles injury are inserted across the bottom part of the palm of my hand...weird huh?

Mom got in last night so the kids are excited to see her later when we all go to Shana's.

PMS Blows!!!!

I think I'll listen to fits my mood right now.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

80's TV Trivia Thursday

On the show One Day at a Time, what were the names of the daughters?

On Laverne & Shirley, what was Laverne's favorite drink?

Who was Alex P. Keaton's Idol on the show Family Ties?

When you heard the words , "Hey You Guys", what show was about to begin?

On All in the Family, what did Archie Bunker call his son in law Mike?

What was the name of the bar that always played practical jokes on the gang at "Cheers"

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The anticipation is over!!

We celebrated four Christmas's, the kids are happy, everyone had fun & enjoyed the family so Mike and I are now pooped. Today I took down all the decorations and our house looks normal again. We had our decorations up for a long time and it was time to get things back business as usual. I will be working a short week this week and Grandma is coming so Rachel is sooo excited. Looking forward to our anniversary trip next week.

Our newest family addition..sweet Olivia with Grandma Charlene

Dad and his elves

I think I love my gifts

Aunt Michele having a few laughs and Anglea who just got engaged to cousin Andrew an hour before I took this picture

Friday, December 21, 2007

Do you remember Doug & Wendy Whiner

Well this couple reminds me of some of my Precor reps.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Current TV Trivia

What Food Network star uses the phrases yummo, sammies and EVOO?

Where did the mouthy right winged View host Elisabeth Hasselbeck first become noticed?

Which Desperate Housewive faked a pregnancy?

What was Noah Wilie's character's name on ER? (first and last)

What TV drama has a smartass , vicodin addicted doctor you love?

Lastly I just have a comment...Why at 7:00 tonight when I pulled up CNN , Jamie Lynn Spear's pregnancy was the top story...this is such crap and not newsworthy.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Program Night

Mrs. VanWinkle's class did a wonderful program and the kids did just great. Afterwards we all came back here as you can see the herd was waiting to be let in. Then Dean, Lindsey and Sierra polished off one of the Christmas baskets we received...I'm surprised they didn't puke

Health Tidbits for Tuesday

Cinnamon & Cayenne pepper are great for boosting metabolism

Put Flax seed oil in smoothies or on your salad, chicken has great health benefits

Cardio exercise will burn calories at that moment. With strength training you will continue to burn calories for 24 hours. You will start gaining lean muscle mass

Muscle weighs more than not use the scale

Drink the recommended daily amount of water as it will help flush the toxins out of your body.

Put 1/2 container of Epson Salt in the bathtub and sit in it for 30 minutes. When you get out you can see a ring around the tub...those are toxins

Buy a brush you only use for your skin-hard but not too hard. Before your shower brush your skin towards your heart and do this all over your body. This may sound weird but it feels really good.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Go ahead and do the hand movements...I know you want to!

Well this car is systematic, hydromatic, ultramaticWhy, it could be Greased Lightnin'!We'll get some overhead lifters and some four barrel quads, oh yeahKeep talkin', whoah keep talkin'!Fuel injection cut off and chrome plated rods, oh yeahI'll get her ready, I need to get her ready!With a four-speed on the floor, they'll be waitin' at the doorYou know that ain't shit when we'll be gettin' lots of titGreased Lightnin'(Chorus:)Go, Greased Lightnin'You're burnin' up the quarter mileGreased Lightnin', go Greased Lightnin'Go Greased Lightnin' You're coasting through the heat lap trailsGreased Lightnin', go Greased Lightnin'You are supremeThe chicks'll creamFor Greased Lightnin'Go go go go go go go go

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Many Christmas's Ago..oh the time passes quickly

I"m tired and I've sneezed 10 times already this morning...I need a nap!!!

Currently listening to Madonna on my Ipod..I love her version of American Pie

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Old Friends

Here is a picture of one of my oldest and dearest friends...and her beautiful children. Tanya, I miss you and am so happy to connect again.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday Christmas Trivia

What is the famous last line of the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life" (stated by George's youngest child)?

What SNL actor played in the 80's version of Scrooged?

What in the hell is the matter with Charlie Brown's mothers voice?

What was Rudolph's girlfriend's name?

In the movie Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, what did the little blonde boy want to be instead of an elf?

How many pounds of fudge and cookies can you pack on your ass in one holiday season?

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The tree is up!!

A couple of weeks ago Mike and I went to Lowe's looking for a mantle but they were very expensive. So, we found a kit where you build the mantle yourself and Mike went to town. I helped stain it but he did the rest. Please click on the picture so you can take note of our favorite Christmas decoration!!!

Hidey Ho Folks. It's Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo and sits next to the TV-we love him. And of course the DeMarco family has their stockings hung by the chimney with care...We have Luisa, Raquel and of course Phillipe and Rosella DeMarco-the incredibly hot latin lovers.


Why do men always get mad at women when they are working on projects? Does your husband cuss when he can't fix the sink or PROPERLY UNTANGLE THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What's going on around our house.

Man this year has flown by and Christmas is just around the corner. Rachel has a birthday party on Saturday and Lindsey has an overnight party on Saturday. Friday Mike and I are going to my company Christmas party. Saturday night Mike and I are going to hear his friend speak and then maybe a hour out for coffee or a walk along the water front with no children. We like to walk along the waterfront in Everett and especially Seattle. At Christmas time they put lights on the ferries so it looks cool to see them going back and forth to the Olympic Penisula area. Sunday we will get our tree and decorate. Wishing mom and Uncle Ryan would be with us on Christmas as we miss them so much. Shana is having a cookie exchange on Sunday the 16th and then she will be coming over to our house the next weekend to exchange gifts for the kids and make my mom's famous Gingerbread men(anatomically correct of course). Rachel's class goes this Friday morning to see the Nutcracker as they do a one hour version for the kiddo's. We are doing a white elephant gift party with the neighbors on Christmas Eve so I have to find some really sick stuff around my house...probably won't be a problem.

Busy Busy all the time.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Precor EFX

This is where me and my Ipod spend 5 days a week together. Also, two days on the floor lifting with Jacob.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Change in Diagnosis

Ryan is home and I talked with him last night. He seems in good spirits but is worried about his school work. Doctors found a virus and say now that it is viral meningitis and not bacterial which is better. He has to go back for a follow up next week since they had still run a few more tests.

Friday, November 30, 2007

New Update on Ryan

Ryan has bacterial meningitis and is currently still in the hospital on strong antibiotics. This can be very serious and he has to do nothing but rest and take the medicine. I think they will be letting him go home today(after an EKG) and my mom will be going over tonight.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Update on Ryan

As of last night the doctors were still running more tests and not quite sure. The MRI came back fine and so they think it is possilby viral meningitis (treating him as such now) or Rocky Mountain Tick Disease. I guess that test is very expensive (Ryan doesn't have insurance) so they are holding out but may do that if necessary. If he is released today then my mom will be going to Fayetteville to stay with him for a couple of days. Hope to have some answers soon.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Prayers for my brother

Ryan has been having pain, numbness, severe migranes and vomiting. He had a cat scan last week and on the way to the doctor yesterday he had another episode and was sent directly to the hospital. He spent the night last night and hopefully will be released today with some answers. The cat scan apparently looked fine so last night they did a spinal tap and MRI. I will find out more from my mom today.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I love the Grinch!!

As a matter of fact, I think I was him last night

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cartoon Trivia

Who worked at Spacely's Sprockets?

Who was the canine that was faster than a speeding bullet?

What was Hong Kong Phooey's occupation when he wasn't fighting crime ninja-style?

What were Gobo, Mokey and Whimbley?

What was Scooby's cousins name?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life.
So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right.
I hope you had the time of your life. "

Monday, November 19, 2007

Mt. Rainier

When you fly out of Seattle (depending on where you are going) the pilot will ask you to look out the window to see Mt. Rainier. It is lovely to look at from the ground but I swear it looks as if you are going to crash right into it from the air.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Let's have some Friday Trivia

What show had a alien living with a family..he looked like a muppet?

In real life...who really was the youngest of the Golden Girls?

.....calling Orson, .....calling Orson

Jack, Janet and Krissy?

What 80's show was set in the 60's and the young girl's name was Winnie?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Top Favorite Smells

Rain scented candles
Fresh Cut Grass
Chocolate Chip Cookies Baking
Fresh air after it rains
Clorox Wipes

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

What is inside my van

Emergency Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Starbucks straw wrappers
Barbie Dolls

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Trivia Day

Who said DYNOMITE!!!

This song goes with what 80's TV show? "The boys you used to hate you date..I guess you best investigate......____________

On the show Different Strokes, what were the names of the three children?

What show did Ricky Schroeder play a very rich child?

Harry was the "silly" judge on this show....?????

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Update on Uncle Ryan and Grandma Kathy

Well my brother is turning Chinese. HA HA He has been studying Chinese, eating Chinese, hanging out with Chinese people and going to Chinese socials. He is leaving next year to student teach in China and is so excited. When he returns to the US he will be looking for a history teaching job. He tells me Chinese words over the phone and has me repeat them...I suck at it. I am so proud of him and can't wait to hear all the stories when he returns. My mom is teaching like a mad woman as she always does and living on the mountiain with Rem. She misses her little grandkids but will be flying out to Seattle on Dec. 27 to spend a week with us. We can't wait!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Woo Hoo

Six month clean bill of health from the Dermatologist!!!!

Toilet Paper and such

Lame ass thin good for nothing toilet paper annoys me. Work is the worst as you have these giant rolls hidden up in the black hole connected to the wall. You have to stick your hand half way up the thing and the roll is so heavy it just breaks when you pull it anyway.
Also, the toilets and sinks are all automatic so now when I walk up to my sink at home and the water doesn't come in it really ticks me off.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

So Gross!

Does anyone else have teenagers that are so lazy they will just wear dirty laundry. I have to hound Lindsey to wash her clothes and I've noticed she has been wearing the same pair of jeans to school everyday for three weeks and hasn't done laundry until tonight. She refuses to wear the other pairs we bought during school shopping because she says they are too big. They are fine but they just don't suck her legs and butt like she wants them to. Friday she told us she has a new boyfriend...I hope he smells her jeans.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

What did Al Bundy do for a living?

What was the name of the woman Kirby(Emilio Estevez) loved in St. Elmo's Fire?

What movie did Joan Cusak play a geek?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Don't eat too much candy or you'll feel like crap tomorrow. I ate the little candy bars at work on Monday and on Tuesday I wished I hadn't.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Our Home

Okay, more than anything I love being at home. I love my house clean and I am very into all different kinds of good smelling soy candles which I have all over the house. Just thought I would give a tour of my home. Grandma, this is mostly for you since you have not been able to come and see where we live. You can click on the pictures to see them larger. The bedroom pictures turned out kinda dark but you can see from outside that it is a beautiful day Sunday in Seattle. Our back yard faces the greenbelt so it is nice to have the trees. Rachel is outside singing Bon Jovi's You Give Love a Bad Name while she waters the this my child or


Our Scary Pumpkins

Thursday, October 25, 2007

More Trivia

Where is the Grand Canyon?

What was the name of the captain on The Love Boat?

Who was Jonie's boyfriend on Happy Days?

How many inches in three yards?

What did Lawrence Welk blow all over his stage? (many nights with Grandma & Grandpa)

At the end of the song Strawberry Fields Forever..what do they say if you listen really closely?


Photo Opportunity

Now I know there is a specific spot in Seattle to take a picture where you can see the city, space needle, and the water etc. I want to know where to go to get that shot so I can take my Christams card picture there. I like this shot because you can also see Mt. Rainier in the background.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

We served the kids beer and winecoolers after the party.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tuesday Trivia for the girls back home

In what 80's movie was there a wrestler named Louden Swain?

What is my middle name?

What song did I do a ridiculous dance to with Tanya in about every parking lot known to man?

What did we dress up as at the Beta convention when Marty Castleberry won?

What did we "cruise" when we were driving around town?

Who was Jed Bullock in love with for years?

In what movie did the actor say, "I'm not gonna fall for a banana in my tailpipe"

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Slave Driver

Today I got the kids up early and got them busy cleaning. I have a whole list of things for them to do that will keep them busy for a long time. It is only going to be 54 today so they can stay inside and help mom. I started them with the car which is quite clean and smells fresh.

Just got interrupted by a phone call from a gal doing a survey for the 2008 election. All of my answers were democratic and George Bush needs to be out of the office asap if you ask me.