Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Golf carts that look like they could survive extreme weather of all kinds.
Golf carts designed for college fans....
Golf carts that look like the car they drive when they aren't driving their golf cart.
have a great day!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
So just a quick update.
The swine flu has hit. Bud has it pretty bad.
Just in time for my trip to Florida.
So The Hubby is trying to hold down the fort by himself.
Working "umpteen" million hours, driving kids everywhere, taking care of puppy, and worrying about Bud....
did I mention I have a really great husband!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I brewed up a pot of coffee and made my own little pumpkins latte thanks to a wonderful place called Trader Joes
I know your probably laughing at my sugar free creamer (it reminds me of working at an ice cream shop when I was a teen and people would come in and order a huge sundae and then say "No whip cream, I'm on a diet!") but what can I say? With my creamer to coffee ratio, if I use the regular stuff, I not only get a caffeine buzz but a sugar buzz. And those are not fun to come down off of! (btw- 55cal; 1gm fat; 9gm sugar; 11 carbs-not bad compaired to the other ways of getting your pumpkin spiced coffees!)
What a lovely fall day. My only regret?
We only bought one dozen.
But today looks like it's gonna be sunny again!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I guess he did okay with the living room....
We also have a new kitchen table and chairs on order. The old one will go into storage for Nae. It won't be much longer and she will be graduated from college and setting up her own place (sigh).
We will paint this weekend and the Hubs will do the tile while I'm in Florida (I know kinda spoiled ehhh?).
So I'll post some pics when it's all done. Have a great weekend!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
And it was down hill from there after that.
And I let Ace know.
He seemed all sorry the whole next day. Giving me these sad little guilty faces, like this one.
I was trying to make a joke out it for the kids.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
She's giving away some of that new Starbucks coffee VIA. (Dang! I wish I could do a product review like that one--they also gave her an awesome coffee mug and you know my "issue" with coffee mugs).
To enter her contest you need to tell her why you hate Mondays. Ughhh! I can't even do that, because I love Mondays!
I have loved Mondays for as long as I can remember. But loving Mondays can be a dangerous thing.
People LOVE to hate their Mondays. And as far as the ratio of "Monday Haters" to "Monday Lovers", well, I'm not sure there has been any official study, but it's gotta be something like 100,000 to 1 (at least!). As a kid, it took me a while to figure this out.
So now, looking back, I can see that because I loved my Mondays I was treated differently.
My earliest feelings of fondness for Mondays was in grade school....there's me skipping to the bus stop enjoying the beautiful Monday morning only to have the bus stop bully throw rocks at me. I used to think it was because I was a dork....now I know it's because I was loving my Mondays too openly.
Then there's me in third grade. It's Monday morning, I'm sitting at my little desk smiling, feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Looking around I see some kids are sleeping with their foreheads resting on their desk and drool puddling beneath their mouths. Other kids are zoned out like little zombies. Then I notice other kids glaring at me for no apparent reason....
And those awkward middle school years? Trouble getting a boyfriend? That one boy always snapping my training bra strap. Definitely Monday Lovers intolerance!
In high school- how different my life would have been if I could have started a Monday Lovers clique. We could have had our own table in the cafeteria, maybe a secret handshake and t-shirts. Yeah we would have been cool!
Now 20+ years post high school, I find out (on facebook) that Bart Z. would have joined my group. He is so brave, he always posts things about his love for Mondays and always gets razzed for it.
I'm not ready to be that public yet.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
It starts November 1st.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
My ADD: hey!hey!hey! she has a Mister Linky Widget thingie! Let's take a quick peek at a couple of these and see....Whoa! Thoughtfully Blended Hearts....that's sounds like a nice place to visit.
Friday, October 9, 2009
We had just started building flower beds along the back patio (to the left of the pergola) and were planning on continuing them around the back side of the house. Sorry, I don't have any pictures of those.
I planted a beautiful, sweet smelling honeysuckle next to one of the poles to climb up the pergola, it was really beginning to take off (sniff...sniff...)
We only had one full summer to enjoy it.
It was a great place to relax and read....sigh....
Okay I'm done now.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
constantly taking "self portraits" with my camera
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I almost stepped on this guy when I was walking the puppy. He sat so still that I thought he was dead at first but he was so beautiful that I ran and grabbed my camera. The way the sun was hitting his wings I could see all these different colors and designs. I guess I've never looked at one that close. So I got real close and snapped some pics and then he flew into my face and I screamed and ran around because he scared the bajeezies out of me. I swear, most of the times I look really stupid in public, is when I have my camera in my face!
Anyhoo, I couldn't believe that the pics turned out so nice with my crappy little camera. I boosted the colors a little on my photoshop thingie (you can tell I soooo know what I'm doing). The original pic was nice but it didn't show the colors that I was seeing in real life. Here's the original...
I was all proud of my bug picture, so I showed Tony. He said "You didn't take that mom! You stole that off the internet." Of course, I erased my photocard in my camera after I downloaded the pictures so I have no evidence that I really took it. There's nothing like talking to one of your teens when you're looking for a compliment. They will deliver a blow to your ego every time!
What I really meant to blog about this morning was my techy teens. I'm not bragging here. It's actually really annoying!
Last night I wanted to get on my computer to get caught up on some of my blog reading and to answer some emails (I'm sooo far behind because of the puppy poo duty). I find Tony, on my computer, facebook chatting with a bunch of people all at once and also on his phone texting.
If two people attempt to chat at me at once, it's like stimulus overload! I try keeping up but it feels like my head might explode.
Mac was "one up-ing" her brother. She was on facebook chatting to multiple people, talking on her phone, and texting all at the same time (when she gets a text she pulls the phone away from her face but continues to talk and reads her text).
After I kicked Tony off my computer, he got onto Bud's. Then, adding to all the ways he was communicating before, he started skyping.
I had a teen parenting "first" the other day.
Mac asked if I could give one of her friends a ride home. So I'm driving along, Mac is in the passenger seat and "the friend" is in the backseat and it is unusually quiet. I'm thinking to myself "this is strange", then I realize that they are texting back and forth!
It's the "new whispering behind the hand" as far as rudeness goes! I was actually really mad. They would throw out a comment here and there or giggle about the text they just sent, only to be even more
I started imaging pulling over and tossing both their butts out of my car!
Our parents had to teach us proper communicating etiquette. Such as, look someone in the eye when you talk to them, don't interrupt others when they are talking, don't mumble, ect. ect.
But now in this techy new world, I feel responsible to teach a whole new set of techy communicating etiquette rules that I don't even understand myself!
These are some that I came up with on my limited techy knowledge:
1. Don't text on your phone when you are having a "real" (face to face) conversation with someone else.
2. Don't text people who are with in talking distance from you! Talk like a normal human being! God gave you a voice! Use it! (sorry for all the "!" this really annoys me!!!!)
3. Don't use that "skyping" thingie unless absolutely necessary. It makes your voice sound like a robot and it's creepy.
4. Return texts promptly. If you can't then begin by apologizing why it took so long to get back to someone. No one likes to be ignored.
That's all I can come up with this morning on my two cups of coffee brain. I'd love to hear if anyone has any others to add. Especially my geeky friends out there (you know who you are) or my teen readers (they probably have the most insight) or my geeky teen readers (you know who you are too!) :)
Have a great day!