MoMmY nEeDsA mAi-tAi !!!

Live life to the fullest... Enjoy the love of your children... Love your spouse... Drink a mai-tai every now and then... Thats how things should be...





mini-vacation...NOT

Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I know it's only really early Wednesday morning! I only posted my T13 because I'll be off from work Wednesday Night, Thursday Night and Friday Night! Yay Me! I know you guys will miss me *wink wink* but I'll be back on Saturday Night. I'm trying to give you guys enough to keep busy until then. I guess I wont be able to post my Friday Feast until Saturday, because the new one isn't up yet! I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week, I'll be unpacking, soooo...if anyone wants to zip on over to North Georgia to help me, I'd welcome you with open arms LOL *note* That is, unless you're a stalker!!!! See ya'll Saturday! *hugs*

Thursday Thirteen

T13 Header made by Kailani


Thirteen Things I'd Love To Do Before I Die!

1. See my babies grown up and taking care of themselves.
2. Duh! Win the Lottery, OF COURSE!
3. Travel to a foreign country.
*Australia
*Mexico
*Africa
*Scotland
*Ireland
Any of the above would be A-Okay in MY book!
4. I'd like to know that I made some kind of impact on someone's life.
5. I'd like to shake hands with Joaquin Pheonix (or a little smooch, aint he a cutie patootie? hehe)
6. I'd like to have another baby. (A boy maybe? hmmm)
7. See a war-free, peaceful world.
8. See hunger stopped once and for all.
9. Take a cruise to Alaska.
10. Own a brand-spankin'-new car.
11. Have a snail-mail penpal. (I love to write letters!)
12. Talk to Sylvia Brown (the psychic on Montel Williams show)
13. Send my kids to bed, by themselves, without an argument. (Which is probably not nearly as likely as the other things on this list LOL)

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Colors

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I'm bored, so bare with me! LOL
And, if you wanna join my bored silliness, feel free!
Colors inspire me, so I thought I'd share with ya'll what they make me think of.

Pink makes me think of my Brats, Cotton Candy, and Easter

Gray makes me think of rainy days, and sadness

Red makes me think of love, valentine's day, and roses (do you see a theme here? LOL)

Orange makes me think of Florida, pumpkins at halloween time, and Fall

Brown makes me think of wood, squirrels and Fall again

Yellow makes me think of happiness and sunshine (and boy is it bright!)

Green makes me think of $$ money, trees, grass and sea-sickness

Blue makes me think of the ocean, the sky, bluebirds in my yard, and my daughters AND husbands eyes

Purple makes me think of grapes, barney, and it just plain makes me happy because it's my favorite color

I'm not tagging anyone, but I'd like to know how ya'll think IN COLOR :)

am i alone?

I came into work last night with every intention of putting up a new post. I logged onto blogger, and I sat here staring at a blank screen. I had no idea what to write about. So I wonder, am I that boring? Is my life that uneventful? Or am I just to silly to see the great things that are happening around me and not sharing them?
I was laying in bed this morning, after work, after I dropped the Brats off at school and the phone rings. It's Brat1 and 2's teacher. Brat1 decided she didnt want to be at school today and insisted they call her mommy. I was about to tell the teacher that I'd be right there, but instead I asked if I could talk to Brat1. So, she gets on the phone. I asked her what was the matter? She said, I miss you mommy. I about cried. I talked to her for a minute, and I asked her if she would be okay staying in school with her sissy, and she said yes. I felt so bad though. With me working at night and them being in school all morning and afternoon, that doesnt leave us very much mommy/brat time. By the time they come home in the afternoon, have snack and play for a couple hours, eat supper, and take a bath, it's time for them to go to bed. They wake up in the mornings, and mommy isnt there, although they know I will be there within a few minutes (from work). I dont know, I think about quitting my job somedays. It's not like I HAVE to work. We could make it on what hubby brings home. Which, dont get me wrong, he doesnt make BIG money, but still, we could make it. But then, I get to thinking that if I quit, that would take away the EXTRA money that I bring home. So how do I come to a happy medium? Sheesh. If I work during the day, I could only work from about 8:30 a.m until about 2:30 p.m. There aren't many places around here that I could work those hours. Most places (especially during the day) wont hire you unless you can work fulltime. Night jobs are the easiest to find. So, I'm stuck choosing between spending a little more time with my girls, and spending that extra money (that mostly benefits my girls).
Okay, I know this post is whiny, and I'm sorry. I try not to have too many whiny, crybaby days LOL Today just happened to be one of those days.
I hope you are all having a wonderful night :)
*hugs*

FLIRTING and CARNIVALS

Sunday, August 27, 2006
I submitted a post to The Carnival of Family Life this week. It will be hosted at Everything Under the Moon
I think you should all go check it out so that you can find out the rules and deadlines!

I recieved my copy of Flirting with Forty from Heather at Mama's Rant

today in the mail! I cant wait to read it. I'll let ya'll know how it turns out :) She also sent me a great ClubMom Sports Bottle too!

Have a good night ya'll.

*hugs*






....it's been a long night....

Dear Mr. I'm Drunk And Only Renting A Room So I Can Have A Booty Call With This Girl And I Probably Dont Even Know Her Name;

It is protocol for me to ask for your address and phone number so that I can charge you in case you mess up your room. NO I will not give you mine. We do not charge by the hour, we charge by the night. If you choose to only stay for an hour, it will be the same rate as it would be for a whole night. No, there is no "booty call" discount. (The man actually said this to me)
Sir, I'm sorry that I cannot drag out the breakfast food for you to eat in the middle of the night. Breakfast is served between the hours of 6:30 a.m and 10:00 a.m. It is only 1:00 a.m. There is, however, a Huddle House down the road. If I were you though, I'd wait until morning, because you will probably go to jail if you drive now. I could smell you before you even walked through the door. Here's an idea for you. Maybe you could call your WIFE, she might bring you something to munch on. Considering you have a local address, and by this point I can definetely tell that you do not know your partners name, I'm sure that your wife would be pleased to know that you are safe. She is probably worried about you, while she sits at home with, oh, probably 4 small children and nothing to eat... Shall I call her for you?
Have a wonderful night you two. Checkout is at 12:00 p.m. Oh, you wont be here that long? I'll be seeing you soon then. Goodnight.
Sincerely
Your Friendly Happy
Desk Clerk
Can ya'll believe some people? *Update* They checked in at 1:00 a.m and checked OUT about 5 minutes ago. It's just now 2:02 a.m. LOL THAT was one expensive booty call!!! ($133.28 to be exact! bwahahaha)

moving day blues

Saturday, August 26, 2006
Well, I'm still trying to move. Its sooo stressful! Packing everything up, just to turn right around and unpack it again. When can I sleep? Sheesh! I've been up since 7 a.m YESTERDAY! Usually I get a catnap in the daytime while the girls are at school, but I've been so busy that I havent had a chance. But, at least everything else is going smoothly. The girls are really loving school; our new house is so big that even I, a glorified packrat, dont have enough stuff to put in it! Know what that means? Time to go shopping!!! I got my furniture arranged how I wanted it today. I turned on the air conditioners upstairs and downstairs and boy oh boy did it feel good! I need to decide on a cute theme for the girls' room. www.abcdistribution.com has some very cute daisy furniture that I've been thinking about ordering for them. If you havent checked out that site, now's the time to do it! Their prices are reasonable, and they have good quality stuff. I've ordered from them many times! We found a yellow-jacket nest in our front yard. Those things are so hard to get rid of. We set it on fire, but they just kept swarming. I think we better do it again. The main owner of the hotel I work at is staying here this weekend, so I feel like I'm on edge. This is the first time I've met him. He seems really nice. I'm so tired, so I'm going to cut this short. Hope ya'll have a great night. Maybe I'll have something more interesting to blog about tomorrow. *hugs*

Home

Friday, August 25, 2006
Recently I joined The Crazy Hip Blog Mama's. I was just over there and they have a Writing Collaboration, the topic to write about is "Home." What a great subject to write about :) So, I'll tell you a little about my home.

To me, home is wherever my family is. I have my own home, but I also feel like I'm home when I'm at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Home, to me, is where I can sit down, put my feet up and relax while I enjoy time with my hubby, my kids, and the rest of my family. The old saying "Home Is Where The Heart Is" is so true! Home is where my husband and I argue, then make up. Home is where I sit at my dining room table and eat a home-cooked supper with my husband and kids. Home is where I can go in my bedroom and shut the door and take a nap. Home is Love.

Feast One Hundred & Eight


Appetizer
If you could have a free subscription to any magazine, which one would you like to have?
Hmm...I'd have to choose Readers Digest. I like that magazine because of the stories that are always moving. But my FAVORITE thing about it is all the funny stuff!

Soup -
Describe your living room (furnishings, colors, etc.).
Okay. My NEW livingroom has blue carpet. It is very large because it is 2 rooms combined (livingroom AND a sitting room). We have a bluish-green colored sectional couch that is big and comfy. I have a rocking chair that is the same color. We have our TV on an entertainment center, that also has our stereo, dvd player and vcr. The entertainment center is also where I keep my what-nots. (mostly angels)


Salad -
What does the shape of a circle make you think of?
Circles make me think of something that is neverending, i.e. my love for my children, generations of family...

Main Course -
Name 3 things in your life that you consider to be absolute necessities.
The Internet
Orange Soda
A Good Book

Dessert -
What was the last really funny movie you watched?
Huh...I dont get to watch comedies that involve grown ups LOL If we watch a movie at MY house, it is either Disney, or something like it!


TT13 Header by Kailani
Thirteen Things That Make Me Wonder


1. How come Brat1 and Brat2 will take a nap (with NO problems) at school, but NOT at home?

2. How come some people think that just because it is our job to serve them (put them in a room at a very nice hotel, and BE very nice) that they can treat us like we are lower than pond scum?

3. How come it is so stressful to move from one home to another, even though they are less than 5 miles away from each other?

4. How can I get The Empress, Kukka-Maria's (paw)tograph?

5. How can I make Brat1 and Brat2 keep their new playroom and their new bedroom clean without fussing about it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY?

6. Why can't I have a new car?

7. Can I sneak away from home and take a vacation to visit Kailani in Hawaii, without my hubby and kids knowing? LOL *Needs vacation in BIG way*

8. How come cats and dogs and other animals can have SO. MANY. BABIES. at one time? (inspired by Kukka's post: "Class Action Suit, Sans Class" about illegitimate kittens)

9. Why can't I have special powers that will allow me to get EVERYTHING done by wiggling my nose? (ya know, like Samantha from Bewitched)

10. Is our world ever going to know Peace again?

11. Did Zeus go out with Core? LOL

12. What will I cook for supper tomorrow night? (Always thinking ahead when it comes to cooking, it just makes life a little easier) Any ideas anyone?

13. Who's WendyWings gonna get to meet at the 2006 Emmy's???

Okay, maybe I'm simple-minded, but these are some thoughts that have been running through my little brain lately LOL!

BTW, I'm looking for new recipes that are KID FRIENDLY, I want to feed the Brats some healthy stuff without letting them know that it's healthy. I have gotten ideas at Mama Ducks place, but, I would like some more :)

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Book Meme

Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Found this Meme at "Me Being Crafty", she in turn got it from "Knitting in the Shadows" I thought it was interesting, so here goes!!



1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag whomever you want, or not.



From: "Cold Blood" by Theresa Monsour

"I'm handing over a few notes and then I've got to check out of my room. Head back to the cop shop. Where did you spend the night?"

*Okay, I know those arent long sentences, but I followed the directions! LOL

I tag:
Kailani
Zeus
Mama Duck
and YOU



Answers to yesterday's storybook quiz

1. "I'm not very big. They use me only for switching trains in the yard. I have never been over the mountain."

*The Little Engine That Could* by Watty Piper

2. "Help! Help! A Heffalump!"

*Winnie-The-Pooh* by A.A Milne

3. Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this forever?"

*Peter Pan* by J.M Barrie

4. The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.

*The Cat in the Hat* by Dr. Seuss

5. "Now, my dears, you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your father had an accident there."

*The Tale of Peter Rabbit* by Beatrix Potter

6. Lucy felt a little frightened, but she felt very inquisitive. She looked back over her shoulder and there, between the dark tree trunks, she could still see the open doorway of the wardrobe.

*The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe* by C.S. Lewis


Miss WendyWings got them ALL right LOL She SAYS she didnt cheat, I think she's pretty honest, dont ya'll? hehe Oh well, it was something I thought was cute! Enjoy my Monday Memories!!

Monday Memories



Here's A Sam Original Poem About Memories :)

Michael Jackson's Thriller,

MTV,

High-Top Sneakers,

and

Mr. T!

Garbage Pail Kids,

Pop-Rocks Candy,

Going to the beach,

Wasn't it dandy?

Summer Vacation,

Staying out really late,

Getting in trouble,

Making cars out of a milk crate!

Big Hair Bands,

New Kids on the Block,

Way back when...

Those memories ROCK!

Nothing special, just a few things that remind me of when I was a kid! I remember we used to play outside in the summertime until it was so dark we couldnt see ANYTHING! In our neighborhood, their were about 20 of us kids all right about the same age. We had our own little gang goin' on. But the only difference between now and then is, now gangs kill and love blood shed, they rape and plunder. Back then, we could roam the streets and our parents wouldnt worry in the least! It's amazing how much things have changed since I was little! I wouldnt let my kids roam ANY streets, alone OR with a group. Sheesh, their is so much crime today that I dont venture out alone and I'm a grownup! *singing* Mommy WOW! I'm a big kid nowwwww....








How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Monday, August 21, 2006
I LOVE YOU *in 100 different languages*
dedicated to Mr. Man, the love of my life

Ek is lief vir jou.-- Afrikaans
Te dua or Te dashuroj.-- Albanian
Gosto De Ti, Porra.-- Alentejano(Portugal)
Ich hoan dich gear.-- Alsacien
With your thumb, index and pinky fingers extended, middle and ring fingers folded down (combined signs for I, L, and Y).-- American Sign Language Afedrishalehou.-- Amharic
Shi ingolth-a.-- Apache
Ahebbek.-- Arabic
Sirem zk 'ez.-- Armenian
Nimitzlaco'tla.-- Aztec
Nere maitea.-- Basc
Maite Zaitut.-- Basque
Holong rohangku di ho.-- Batak
I mog di narrisch gern.-- Bavarian
Ami tomake bhalo basi.-- Bengali
Volim te.-- Bosnian
Obicham te.-- Bulgarian
Chitte.-- Burmese
Khnoms(r)alari 'neak.-- Cambodian
Kgoh oi nei.-- Cantonese
Testimo.-- Catalan
Kykeyu.-- Cherokee
Ne-mehotatse.-- Cheyenne
Wo ai nei.-- Chinese
Mi aime jou.-- Creole
Ljubim te.-- Croatian
Miluji vas.-- Czech
Eg elskar dig.-- Danish
Ik hou van je.-- Dutch
Canda munani.-- Ecuador
Quechua Anna bahebek.-- Egyptian
I love you.-- English
Mina armastan sind.-- Estonian
Asheghetam.-- Farsi
Mahal kita.-- Filipino
Mina rakistan sinua.-- Finnish
Je t'aime.-- French
Ik hald fan dei.-- Frisian
Mo ghradh thu.-- Gaelic
Ich liebe dich.-- German
S'as agapo.-- Greek
Asavakit.-- Greenlandic
Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon.-- Gujrati
Mandi komova toot.-- Gypsy or Romany
Ina sonki.-- Hausa
Aloha wau ia oe.-- Hawaiian
Anf ohev atackh.-- Hebrew
Mayn toojh ko pyar karta hun.-- Hindu
Szeretlek'.-- Hungarian
Eg elska pig.-- Icelandic
Mai tumase pyar karata hun (to female) or Mai tumase pyar karati hun (to male).-- Indian
Saja tjinta padamu.-- Indonesian
Nagligivaget.-- Inuktitut
Thaim in grabh leat.-- Irish
Ti amo.-- Italian
Ai shite imasu.-- Japanese
Qabang.-- Klingon
Na nun tanshinul sarang hamnida.-- Korean
Asektem.-- Kurdish
Koi muk jao.-- Lao Ego
Te amo.-- Latin
Es tevi milu.-- Latvian
As tave myliu.-- Lithuanian
Sakam Te.-- Macedonian
Saya cintakan mu.-- Malay
Wo ai ni.-- Mandarin
Konoronhkwa.-- Mohawk
Jeg elsker deg.-- Norwegian
gunowe'nkhwa?.-- Onondaga
Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai.-- Pakistani
Aseketem.-- Persian
Ie ovele ouye.-- Pig Latin
Ja cie kocham.-- Polish
Eu te amo.-- Portuguese
Te iubesc.-- Romanian
Ya lyablyu tyebya.-- Russian
O te alofa ya te oe.-- Samoan
Taham twan sneham karomi.-- Sanskrit
Ljubim te.-- Serbian
Techi 'hila.-- Sioux
Lubim ta.-- Slovak
Ljubim te.-- Slovenian
Wankudja'alahai.-- Somali
Te amo.-- Spanish
Mimi nakupenda.-- Swahili
Jag alskar dig.-- Swedish
Bhebbek (to female) or Bhebbak (to male).-- Syrian
Ua Here Vau la Oe.-- Tahitian
Ngua ai di.-- Taiwanese
Pom rak khun.-- Thai
Khyod-la cags-so.-- Tibetan
Seni Severim.-- Turkish
Ya vas kikhayu.-- Ukrainian
Anh ye^u em (to female) or Em ye^u anh (to male).-- Vietnamese
Wani ra yana ro aisha.-- Vulcan
Rwy'n dy garu di.-- Welsh
Ich libe dich.-- Yiddish
Ja te volim.-- Yugoslavian
Ezhele hezdege.-- Zazi
Ngi ya thandela wena.-- Zulu

I think it is soooooo neat to see this in all these different languages. I only knew it in English and German and Spanish! Enjoy!

Once Upon A Time...

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Once Upon a Time.....

(courtesy of Nancy Kendall)

(borrowed from NIEH Kids' Pages)
Even if you have outgrown bedtime stories, you may still be able to identify the following quotes from classic children's books. Type your answers in the comment area, and then check your answers tomorrow when I post them .

1. "I'm not very big. They use me only for switching trains in the yard. I have never been over the mountain."

2. "Help! Help! A Heffalump!"

3. Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you remain like this forever?"

4. The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.

5. "Now, my dears, you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden: your father had an accident there."

6. Lucy felt a little frightened, but she felt very inquisitive. She looked back over her shoulder and there, between the dark tree trunks, she could still see the open doorway of the wardrobe.

I thought this was cute :) Let's see how many of you grown ups can identify the children's stories that these come from....without cheating! LOL

Just a Bunch of Jabber

Wow, I havent given ya'll anything interesting to read lately, I'm slackin'! I've been doing more visiting than I have posting. I cant help myself, so many of ya'll I just cannot stay away from! I guess I'm in a blog funk. The Brats have been loving school. I've been working, fixing my blog comments, and enjoying other blogs. Sheesh, I missed Wordless Wednesday, Thursday 13, Friday Feast... I promise, it'll be better this coming week :) We finally found out for sure that we get the house we wanted. We're just able to rent right now, but we got a great deal! 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, full basement, HUGE woppin' backyard, nice size kitchen, living room and dining room, all for the LOW LOW price of $500 smackers a month! Considering where we live, that is DIRT cheap! Our town is a "lake town" just about all the property is close to the lake. Lets face it, waterfront property is NOT cheap. So, basically, I'll be working at night, and moving during the day. Where does that leave sleep? LOL Oh well, I just cannot wait to get into our new house. Hmm...actually it's not new, it's REALLY old! It used to sit on our main street, but they moved it. But, it's new to us :)

Another Great Prize!!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Recently I participated in a contest to win a book over at A Mama's Rant. When I came back to work tonight and checked my email, I had one saying that I was one of the winners! WOOHOO , I love reading, so I know I'll enjoy this! The other winners were Michelle D. and also Tonya from Drama Queens Mama. I dont think I've ever won so many prizes and awards in my life as I have since I started blogging :)

And, BTW, I've got my comments back, so you all can start leaving them again! LOL COME BACK PEOPLE I MISS YOU!!!

Maybe...

Okay, Maybe just MAYBE it is working now! Someone please come and leave me a comment so I can see LOL

ONE MAD MOMMY!

Okay, if you've stopped by and tried to leave a comment, you have probably noticed that my comments are messed up. Bad. I am trying to get them fixed so that I can read them, and I dont know how. So, if you really want to leave me a comment..dont fret...please dont hesitate to email me! sweetstargreeneyes@yahoo.com is my email address :) And hopefully this stupid comment ordeal will be fixed soon.

I NEED YOUR HELP!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Okay ya'll, I have a favor to ask of you! I know it's only the middle of August. So, that means that Christmas is not so far away. I want to make something really special for my best friend, Lisa. And dont worry, she's not computer savvy, so she wont be seeing this LOL. I was thinking about making her a scrapbook/journal type thing. I want it to be so she can write her thoughts, and read poetry and look at pictures, the whole nine yards. So here's what I need help with...

poetry (about friendship)
questions (sort of a topic that she could write about)
anything creative (because I dont happen to have a creative bone in my body!)

She loves to write, short stories, fairytales, you name it and she'll write about it. So let me tell you a little bit about her.
  • She's 27
  • She's been married for 6 years
  • She collects disney memorabilia (sp?)
  • She cannot have babies :(
  • She's going to College...studying "early education"
  • She graduates this coming May
  • She is VERY family oriented (her family is very tight knit)
  • Her favorite color is purple
  • She is the most caring, loving, trustworthy person you'll ever meet

So, who's up for the challenge? Anyone? Please help me... :)

My Nephew Chad

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Kelly, over at Pass The Torch has given us Pass the Torch Tuesday. If you've caught a child being good, smart, helpful, responsible, or just outright COOL, here's your chance to post about it! She's going to give out an award each week for the best post. Last week I won with my post "Mommy's Sick Day" and she gave me an awesome button to put in my sidebar! This week, I'm going to post again. I dont need to win to enjoy doing this, because I know a lot of cool kids that deserve recognition, and no people, I dont just mean brat1 and brat2 LOL! So anyhoo, go on over and leave a link, or comment, or both and check it out :)

I'd like to talk about my nephew Chad. He just has turned 7 years old. Chad was adopted by my grandparents when he was 2. He's a very intelligent child! However, he's had a rough summer, and I commend him for the way that he handled it. For starters, my grandmother (which would be his mommy now) was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 19, 2005. She's been through 4 months of chemotherapy, 35 radiation treatments, and most recently, a double masectomy (sp?). She and my granddad take care of Chad everyday. They are his parents. So, where does that put Chad while she was going through all this? Well, lets just say it put him through a lot of worry, anxiousness, and tears. My granddad was VERY busy taking care of Chad AND grandma. And yes, I helped too, but he wasnt willing and neither were my grandparents, for him to come live with me fulltime during this. Instead of spending his summer swimming, camping, and hanging out with friends, he opted to help take care of his mommy. He went to EVERY DR. visit with her, he "cooked" breakfast for her. (His idea of breakfast is a poptart or a bowl of cereal) He would not leave her side. He would call me on the phone and tell me when he thought that grandpa needed my help. (Much to Grandpas consternation, considering that my phone # is long distance LOL) When she had her surgery, he babied her, like he was the adult! Now, she's almost completely recovered and he has started back to school. He is a very sweet kid and probably wise beyond his years, and we love him very much :) He's my punkin' butt and I'm so very glad that his worrys and fears have been appeased now that my grandmother is cancer-free.


Moby in the Morning, Small Town Soap Box

Today's Small Town Soap Box
Submitted by Alan Hand


There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live.
So as she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. Everything was in order and the pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.
"There's one more thing," she said excitedly.
"What's that?" came the pastor's reply.
"This is very important," the young woman continued.
"I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand."
The pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.
"That surprises you, doesn't it?" the young woman asked.
"Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request," said the pastor.
The young woman explained. "My grandmother once told me this story, and from there on out, I have always done so. I have also, always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement 'In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork'.
It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming, like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance! So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder "What's with the fork?"
Then I want you to tell them: "Keep your fork. The best is yet to come."
The pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.
At the funeral people were walking by the young woman's casket and they saw the pretty dress she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand.
Over and over, the pastor heard the question "What's with the fork?"
And over and over he smiled.
During his message, the pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. The pastor told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either. He was right.
So the next time you reach down for your fork, let it remind you ever so gently, that the best is yet to come. Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. Show your friends how much you care.
Remember to always be there for them, even when you need them more. For you never know when it may be their time to "Keep your fork."
Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share Being friends with someone is not an opportunity but a sweet responsibility. And keep your fork.


Each morning on my way home from work, when I'm so sleepy I cannot keep my eyes open, I tune my radio in to 106.1 f.m. to listen to "Moby in the Morning". I depend on him to keep me awake until I get home! Each morning he presents us with a Small Town Soap Box. I have yet to hear one that didnt touch me deeply. If you would like to share these stories with Moby and his faithful listeners, just click up there on Small Town Soap Box and it will take you to his webpage. And for those of you who are wondering, 106.1 f.m. radio station is COUNTRY music! Yes folks, I am guilty of it, I like country! I also like bluegrass, classic rock, golden-oldies, you name it and I like it! I am very well rounded when it comes to music. Anyways, I thought some of you might enjoy the Small Town Soap Box story, so there it is! He does this everyday, so you can go and read them!!

What My Soul Really Looks Like...

What Your Soul Really Looks Like
You are a wanderer. You constantly long for a new adventure, challenge, or eve a completely different life.
You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.
You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that's not exactly true.
Your near future is a lot like the present, and as far as you're concerned, that's a very good thing.
For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.
Inside the Room of Your Soul
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MONDAY MEMORIES



Monday Memories: Did I ever tell you about Me?


For todays memories, I'd just like to tell ya'll a little about me!
For starters, my name is Samantha, as many of you already know.
Please, call me Sam.
I was born in South Florida, on July 6, 1981.
I didnt grow up in the typical *father/mother/kid* home...my grandparents raised me.
I consider myself VERY lucky for that!
My kids, my husband, my family...they are what makes me who I am today!
We have a pet kitty named "Morris" because he looks like the famous cat!
I have twin daughters, they are 3 1/2 years old.
I have been married to my husband for 3 years, but we've been together for 5 years.
I have enjoyed my blogging experience thus far, and hope it continues for a long time.
I really enjoy all my blogging buddies!
Have a happy Monday!!!

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2996 September 11 Victims

Monday, August 14, 2006






Come on ya'll, if you havent already went over to D.C. Roe's place and signed up to recieve the name of one of the MANY victims of September 11th, PLEASE PLEASE do it now! The whole point of this is so that we can honor the victims on Sept. 11, on our blogs. There are still half of the names left to be claimed and only 28 more days to go until Sept. 11! We can do this ya'll. Maybe we cant change what happened, but we can honor and remember those that died so unnecessarily on that tragic day. There may not have been any victims related to You or I, but think about it...it could have been...

Who Do I Love?

Sunday, August 13, 2006
Conversation between Brat1, Brat2, and Myself (today):

Me: *tickling brats 1 and 2* Who does mommy love? Huh? Who do I love? *laughing*

Brat1: Baby Jesus, mommy?

Me: Well, of course, but I bet there is someone else too...

Brat2: Aunt Sara? (My sister)

Me: *making goofy faces and still tickling* Yes, I love Aunt Sara because she's my sister...but who is REALLY SPECIAL that mommy love SOOOO much??

Brat2 (Again): DADDY!!!!!

Brat1: Uncle Bill! (My sisters hubby)

Me: The tickle monster is going to torture you until you tell me what I want to hear!!!!! *growling and tickling*

Both Brats: ME ME ME ME ME ME *giggling and yelling and trying to escape the tickle/mommy monster*

Me: FINALLY!! But I'm not done being the tickle monster *starts chasing them around*


I just want to say ThankYou to all of you that stop by here regularly, It's been so much fun getting to know you all! Felines and Humans alike! *hugs*
LOL! We are goofy noodles around my house, but IT IS SO MUCH FUN!!!

PASS THE TORCH TUESDAY MEME AWARD

Hi ya'll! Guess what? I submitted a post called Mama's Sick Day, in the "Pass the Torch Tuesday Meme" last tuesday and I WON!! WOOHOO!!





Ya'll should go over there and check out the guidelines and submit a post for the Tuesday Meme! :) Thankya for this honor Kelly :)

FLIRTING WITH FORTY GIVEAWAY CONTEST


Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter. In this classic bit of chick lit, a single mom finds herself divorced with two kids and wondering if this is the life she is meant to have. On a Hawaiian getaway trip to celebrate her 40th birthday, she meets a sexy young surfing instrutor. A long distance romance ensues, much to the chagrin of her jealous, but supposedly happily married friends.

I love books, so just imagine my surprise when I came across A Mama's Rant! She is going to pick 3 lucky winners to recieve a copy of this book! Hope it's me!! But, if you're reading this, and you want to participate, you have to post about her contest on your blog (Deadline AUGUST 16, 2006) and then go back and put the direct link to YOUR post into HER comments! Better go on, in the words of Larry the Cable Guy , "GIT R DONE" The winners will be announced at "A Mama's Rant" on August 18, 2006! But, she asks that you DO NOT participate if you are NOT willing to email her your name and postal mailing address, and the contest is open to all of us in the Continental U.S and Canada ONLY :)

Happy Blogging, Kailani!!!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Friendship Blessing Bottle

Friendship BlessingFriendship Blessing Bottle.For centuries, herbal intention bottles have been a valuable part of European and early American history and folklore. We’ve revived this ancient tradition with our Friendship Blessing Bottle containing catnip for lasting friendship, cloves to protect from gossip, coltsfoot for peace and tranquility, marigolds for respect and admiration, rose petals for love, chamomile to help wishes come true, and marjoram for joy and happiness. Great for group gifts when you want to give all your gal pals the same thing. Made of recycled glass and botanicals. 4" high x 4" wide. Handcrafted in the USA.



95-Piece Steel Tool Set

Handywoman, meet your trusty companion! Odd jobs are no problem with a tool set created just for you. Hang, assemble, or fix anything around the house using all 95 pieces. At last, tools for women! Set includes: hammer; Phillips screwdriver; 3 regular screwdrivers; pliers; retractable utility knife; tape measure; scissors; and 86 assorted nails, screws, and picture hangers. All neatly stow in a durable pink plastic carrying case, 12 1/2 x 8".




WOOHOO I went shopping for another special friend with a new blog! Kailani, I saw this PINK tool set and I just knew you would love it hehehe!! And, the Friendship Bottle, well, I just thought that was really sweet :) Enjoy, and may your new blog be Blessed :)
These things can be purchased at http://www.findgift.com/Occasions/House-Warming/p-3/

BTW, the Money Tree can be purchased at http://www.findgift.com/Occasions/House-Warming/, so leave Carmen's alone and go buy your own LOL!!!

HAPPY BLOGWARMING, CARMEN!!!

money tree The road to prosperity is paved with hard work, determination and one or two of these bright green trees—at least according to Feng Shui masters, who believe in the plant's power to deliver wealth and good fortune. Legend has it that the discovery of this resilient plant turned a poor Taiwanese farmer into a wealthy entrepreneur. Ever since, this plant with the cheerful umbrellas of leaves has been known in Asian cultures as the "money tree." Exclusively from RedEnvelope

Carmen, I hope you enjoy your Money Tree!! It'll look great on your mantle (Do ya have a mantle? LOL) Love your new look!! And for everyone else...go visit Carmen and see the knock-out job she did on her new blog! And dont pick the leaves off of her $$ Tree, that will only work for HER! hehehe

Friday Feast/First Day of School

Feast One Hundred & Six


Appetizer
Tell about a toy you remember from your childhood.
It's funny how the things I used to play with when I was little are now back in style. CareBears, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, and the always popular Barbie! I had all these things at one point or another, but Barbie was my favorite! I remember, between my sister and I, we had like 6 laundry baskets full of Barbies and Kens, and all the accessories.

Soup
If you could make one thing in the world absolutely free for everyone, what would it be?
Does anyone else think of "The Question" they ask the Miss America Contestants? LOL
If I could make one thing in the world absolutely free for everyone, it would be medical care. I know there are things like medicare, and medicaid, and programs that help pay for prescriptions, but there are still SO many people out there that cant/wont go to the DR. because they dont have insurance. I know that DR's and Nurses have to make a living too, but I just hate it that so many people are sick and cant get the help that they need.

Salad
Approximately how many times per day do you think about your significant other?
Hmm...it just depends on my mood, and the time of day! I think about him a lot when he's working. He's a painter, and he has to get up on very high walkboards, and paint very high buildings and ceilings and what not, so I worry about him a lot. I also think about him when I'm sad or lonely, because the thought always make me feel a little better :) (Unless I'm mad at him, then I think about breaking his big toe or something LMAO)

Main Course
What is something you believe in 100%?
God, hands down. I may not go to church every Sunday, but I believe in him wholeheartedly! He has come through for me too many times for me not to believe in Him!

Dessert
Name one thing you have done this week that you would consider a "good deed."
I babysat my 18 mth. old nephew and my 1 1/2 mth. old neice all day AND night for my sister!





Well, yesterday was Brat1 and Brat2's first day of headstart! They did great :) Although Brat2 came home with no socks and her hair was tore down from her piggytails! I asked her why she took her socks off and she said "because my toes were hot, mommy!" LOL What can you say to that? They brought home pictures that they drew today and it was so sweet! Brat2 also has a hard time laying down for a rest when the other kids do, but Brat1 doesnt have any problems at all! They didnt even fuss when I left them there! They were like "okay mom, see ya later" sheesh! The only problem I have with this headstart program is that they eat breakfast at 8:00 a.m, lunch at 10:30 a.m, and they DONT get a snack! So, when I pick them up, I bring a snack for them. The teachers said that it's not in their "funding" this year for snacks, so some of us parents asked why couldnt we bring snacks for the kids and the teacher said because they didnt have anywhere to store them, and they were only allowed to give the kids "school approved" stuff. I say thats a crock of s**t! Oh well, I'll just keep giving them a snack at 2:45 when I pick them up! So far so good...

See Ya'll Friday!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Well, I will be off from work on Wednesday and Thursday, so I posted my Wordless Wednesday and Thursday 13! I hope everyone enjoys them and I'll be back on Friday :)
*hugs*

THURSDAY THIRTEEN #7


THIRTEEN QUOTES THAT MAKE ME SMILE
1. I Love You Always, Ever, and Much Mommy
-Brat1 and Brat2
This is what we say to each other everyday!
2. Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.
- Scottish Proverb
3. Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. Itmeans you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Unknown
4. This is my commandment, that ye love one another.
~ Jesus, In John 15:12
5. Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
-Francis Bacon
6. A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
-Mignon McLaughlin
7. If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
-Albert Einstein
8. Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
-Mark Twain
9.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
-Groucho Marx
10.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
-Henry David Thoreau
11. I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.
-Thomas Edison
12. Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
-H. Jackson Brown
13. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
~ Albert Camus
And as a bonus...just because I liked it...
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
~ Ethel Barrymore
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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY



Here's to all my new Kitty Friends :)








Mommys Sick Day

Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Okay guys, you should go visit Pass the Torch, Kelly is hosting Pass the Torch Tuesday and you can read posts about some great kids! I'm going to submit this one. You can vote on your favorite one! So, how bout it, go on over and check it out!




There was one day, a while back and it was bad. I was really sick and couldnt even get out of the bed. I had some kind of stomach virus and it was just icky. My girls were so well behaved that day. My husband skipped work to stay home and watch them, and I swear, I didnt hear the first fuss from them. I was lying there, contemplating if I was going to be able to get to the bathroom or not and Shelby (Twin A/Brat1) came peeping into my room sooo quietly, followed by her sister, Shaleena (Twin B/Brat2). They had gotten into the pantry and brought me a can of tomato soup. No spoon, no bowl, just an unopened can of tomato soup! She (Shelby) sat the soup onto my night stand, Shaleena stepped close and lay her hand on my head and said to me..."mommy, I'm sorry you're sick, can I kiss your booboo and make you better?" And, feeling like I was, I just started bawling. Thats Love, true, honest to goodness Love. They thought that they could kiss my booboo and make it all better...I Love my kids :)

Open House

Monday, August 07, 2006
Well, I'm pretty sure that the girls are going to LOVE school! We took them to their open house today and it was all I could do to get them to LEAVE! At first, they were shy and didnt want to leave me to go outside with the teachers and other kids. Lisa (my Best Friend) walked out with them and they started playing and she came back in. They had a ball!! After I sat there and listened to the lady drone on and on and on and on...it was finally time to visit the classroom. We got to the door and I was like "oh Lisa LOOK! Their names are on the door!!" They had different color shapes cut out with their names (the students) and taped to the door. It was sooo cute! And then we opened the door...OMG! The kids were already in the room and let me tell ya'll, they were LOVING IT!! Their chairs had their names on them, they had cubbies, nap-mats, the whole nine yards. The only thing is...they put my girls at seperate tables. I need advice from all you moms that have twins in school. Is it better to seperate them or keep them together? I mean, they put my kids on opposite sides of the room from each other! I'm nervous, I'm excited, I'm driving myself crazy! I NEED ADVICE! And...I'm eating fruit dip hehe minus the fruit LMAO! It's really good too *offers you all a bite* Well, if anyone can help to ease my mind about this whole school bologna...let me know PLEASE! Also, I wanna say Thanks to Kailani for giving me the code to put my "casting call" star in my sidebar *hugs* *singing* Goodnight sweethearts, well its time to goo...da da da da da Good night sweethearts gooooodnight...

Making Brats Happy



Avon Kids Bath Time Body Paints
Art Cleans Up.
price: $1.99


Finger paints kids (and parents) can seriously get into. Each paint-colored soap rolls on and rinses off without fuss. Choose from four colorful scents: Candy Apple, Bubble Gum, Coconut Custard, and Cotton Candy. Each, 1.7 fl. oz. Ages 3 and up.

Ya'll should smell this stuff! I got 2 of each "flavor" for the brats! And of course, I'm just like them, I have to smell everything LOL The Candy Apple and the Cotton Candy smell yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! You can make your kiddo's happy too...just go to www.avon.com !

blogging chicks carnival #9 blogging love theme


Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #9 Blogging Love Theme
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So many things about blogging make me happy. "Casting Calls" at Wendy's place, oh, that was so much fun! I would encourage anyone to go over and enjoy that! I really feel like I've found a great friend in Kailani, she just seems like such a wonderful person! And all my new feline friends, Zeus, Kukka-Maria, I mean, when you're having a bad day, who better to have around than a sweet kitty right? And Raggedy, she's great! I asked her about my aura and she told me where to go to find out about it, but, on top of that, she then gave me even more information about it, and I'm tellin ya'll, she blew me away!! Thats how right she was! Every night, I check in over at Petroville to see whats happening. And every night, when I come to work, the first 2 things that I do are check my blog and my email. When I see that I have a new comment, I get so happy you wouldnt believe it! I feel like a kid at Christmas time!!! When I login over at yahoo to check my mail, almost every time there is an email waiting for me from Mama Duck, she takes time out (and you know she's busy with Lil Duck!!) to thank me for comments that I leave over at her place! How special is that? I mean, come on, to take a time out and let people know that you appreciate them like that is so awesome! I dont mean to leave anyone out, and Lord knows I probably have, because I am scatterbrained! But I just wanted you all to know that you are what makes me love blogging! When I first started my blog, no one came. I was discouraged, disapointed, all the "dis" words...LOL. Slowly, but surely people started coming. And then they actually started leaving comments! And I'm sure you all knows what it's like to recieve that first comment! It's unexplainable! So thats what blogging love is...it's not just the words that come up on my screen, it's the people behind the screens that are taking the time to come and share in my life, one blog at a time! I love you guys!! Thanks to Michele for the Blogging Chick Carnivals! Even though this is how I feel, this post may not have gotten put out there without them! Have a good night all :)

Your Aura is Blue

Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.
You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.

The purpose of your life: showing love to other people

Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah

Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor
What Color Is Your Aura?

Okay Ya'll, this is my very first time being tagged! Imagine my face when I was reading Kailani's latest post and saw my name LOL! I was like, "woohoo" so here it goes...

My Life Meme

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the American Express My Life, My Card campaign. I've always liked reading the celebrity's answers to these questions and thought I'd give it a try. Here goes . . .

childhood ambition . . .I always wanted to be a "baby" DR aka A Pediatrician

fondest memory... the very first time I held both of my girls in my arms :)

soundtrack . . . hehe O Brother WhereArt Thou?

retreat . . . my Grandma's house, no matter if I'm having the very worst day in the world, she can ALWAYS make me feel better!

wildest dream . . . uh ok...thats between me and Vin Deisel *hehe* shhhh...

proudest moment . . . thats a toss up between the first time I held both of my girls and the first time they said "mama", wich they BOTH said before they said "dada" HAHA hehe

biggest challenge . . . I have to agree with Kailani and say that being a mommy is the biggest challenge I've ever come up against!

alarm clock . . . well...if I'm bad and try to catch a nap at work (since I work 11 p.m til 7 a.m), I use my cell phone alarm, if I'm at home you can bet on brat1 and brat2 waking me up before the rooster crows LOL

perfect day . . . again, I'm stealing Kailani's answer, no whining, no crying, no scolding. (Kailani...it's never going to happen in MY house, how bout yours?) hehe

first job . . . cashier at our local IGA Grocery Store.

indulgence . . . chocolate covered cherries...mmmmmm.

last purchase . . . LOL a scratch-off lottery ticket! And dangit, I won $20!!

favorite movie . . . It's a tie between Dirty Dancing and Grease.

inspiration . . . Brat1, Brat2, My Grandma, and My Husband.

biggest regret . . . not going to college after I graduated High School.

rather be . . . In Hawaii, visiting Kailani WOOHOO!!

looking forward to . . . (and regretting as well) Brats 1 and 2 starting headstart on August 10.

irrational fear . . . Making someone mad at me, or hurting someone's feelings. I can't stand it when someone is upset at/because of me.

3 people i'd invite to dinner . . . Vin Deisel (Bald is SEXXXXYYYY!! LOL), John Michael Montgomery, and My Great Grandpa (Grandma's dad) that I never met.

My life is about . . . Being a mommy and enjoying my family as well as hard work and dedication, and being happy!

I'd also like to bring ya'll up to date on my house (renting) hunting situation...We found a house!! 4 bedroom (older house) 2 bathrooms, full basement, huge yard, yada yada. Okay, now are you ready for the best part? I couldnt believe this, and you guys probably wont either...it's only $500/month!!! We have to pay our own utilities, which is fine, but can you believe that price? OMG we're paying WAY more than that for a trailer that is FALLING APART around us!! So, I'm excited, we get to start moving in on the 14th! Now the brats can have a bedroom AND a playroom, and we'll STILL have a guest room! WOOHOO WOO HOO HOO WOOHOO WOO HOO HOO ....hehehehe

FRIDAY FEAST

Friday, August 04, 2006
Feast One Hundred & Five


Appetizer
Name an actor or actress you think is totally underappreciated.
I'm going to say The Wiggles...hey, I know I'm all growed up, (LOL) but anyone who can keep my kids that quiet for that long gets an A+ in MY book!

Soup
Impress us by using a big word in a sentence.
Supercalafragalisticexpyaladocious, if you say it loud enough it sounds quite atrocious! *bows* Thanks Mary Poppins!!

Salad
What is something inanimate that you've given a name to (such as a pet rock)?

My stuffed monkey that I've had since I was 2...His name is George! (see previous Monday Memory)


Main Course
What color would best represent your personality and why?

The color purple makes me happy, so I guess it would represent my personality because I'm typically a happy person (but by golly, you best watch out when I'm mad!!)

Dessert
Fill in the blanks: ____________ is so ____________.

Blogging is so dadblamed fun that I cant stand it! hehehe

MOMMY'S SUNSHINES





brat2 and brat1 on the slip n slide

brat2 and brat1 sitting in front of the flowers that they planted (Brat1 won them at the bank, in a "garden in a bucket" that came with the watering can, shovel, little rake, and like 50 flower bulbs)

brat2 and brat1 hugging? Huh...I'll have to frame this one LOL

brat1 and brat2 in front of their flowers again


Ahhh....finally you get to meet Brat1 (Shelby, on the right, in all of the pics) and Brat2 (Shaleena, on the left, in all of the pics) These are my pride and joy...
These are not the best pictures in the world but I dont know hoe to edit and all that jazz right now, so when I learn I'll try to do better. Just thought you might enjoy meeting them :)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

That's right folks...I am one of five winners of Miss Wendy Wings Casting Call! Besides me, there was Kailani, Kukka-Maria, Zeus, Carmen, and last but NEVER least, Lil' Duck Duck. If you're smart...you'll go check them out because they are AWESOME!! And, dont feel blah about not winning, because, guess what? Next month it could be YOU!! So, that means that you need to visit Miss Wendy periodically so you can participate! But, when you go over there you'll be pleased because she's always got fun posts to read! I really am so glad to have met ya'll, and I hope you keep coming here for more. I made some great friends! I told my husband that I'm just dying for him to take me to Hawaii so I can meet Kailani LOL!! Ya know somethin? I just feel like dancin' :) WOOHOO WOO HOO HOO WOOHOO WOO HOO HOO...

This is my 6th T13!
T13 header graphic courtesy of Pheonix
13 THINGS ABOUT
THE KING
ELVIS PRESLEY

Elvis Aaron Presley

January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977



1. Elvis Presley is the best selling solo artist In U.S. History

2. Elvis charted more songs on Billboard's Hot 100 than any other artist. (149)

3. Elvis spent more weeks at the top of the charts than any other artist. (80)

4. Elvis had the greatest number of consecutive #1 hits. (10)

5. Elvis is second only to the Beatles in total of #1 hits. (18)

FACTS 1-5 COURTESY OF http://www.fiftiesweb.com/elvis.htm

6. Elvis was born January 8, 1935 to Gladys & Vernon Presley, in Tupelo, Mississippi.

7. Elvis had A twin brother that was stillborn named Jesse Garon Presley.

8. Spouse: Priscilla Beaulieu whom he married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967 Children : Lisa Marie Presley born February 1, 1968

9. For Elvis's 11th. birthday his parents bought him his first guitar for $7.75. He had wanted a bicycle but the guitar was all they could afford.

10. Elvis Presley made only one television commercial, an ad for "Southern Maid Doughnuts" that ran in 1954.

11. Elvis Presley wore a cross, a Star of David and the Hebrew letter chai. He explained his jewelry habit with, "I don't want to miss out on heaven due to a technicality."

12. Sun Records Cafe in Memphis, TN is believed to be the only restaurant in the world in which grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches, a favorite of Elvis Presley, are found on the menu.

13. Ya'll are CRAZY because ELVIS AINT DEAD!!! *not a fact, just samantha's opinion!*

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006
I just want to thank Wendy . This Casting Call has really been great! I've made new friends, discovered new blogs, and revisited ones I go to all the time anyway. For a while I thought that I wasnt going to get into the swing of things because I wasnt getting very many hits. Little did I know that something like this would come along and push me out there! So thanks.so.much. You've really been a blessing for me and my blog! I'd also like to say to my new friends... YOU GUYS ROCK! *humming kailani's Aloha song*

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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In honor of "the casting call" over at Wendys Whimsies I would like to invite EVERYONE here for Mai-Tai's, on the house! Kailani and I have been sharing them for a little while now...so I thought I'd make a few pitchers full and have everyone else over! The only thing I ask, if you are going to share the Mai-Tai's please be responsible when you are cruising over to other blogs! We dont want any accidents! For those of you who don't know what a Mai-Tai is...

1 shot of dark rum
1 shot of light rum
maraschino cherries
pineapple juice
orange juice
splash of grenadine

mix and enjoy! *Just drop cherries into your glass...as many as you like, I usually put in 2. *Pineapple and orange juices...use your own judgement. I dont like the taste of the liquor, so I use a good dose of each. But I'm warning you, after a couple of these, you are going to feel greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!! (In the words of Tony the Tiger!)

MONDAY MEMORIES

Okay, Blogger is being retarded, it's not letting me upload my header for "Monday Memories". So, I'll just go on with it anyways!

Way back when I was 2 yrs. old, my grandma bought me a stuffed gorilla at a thrift store. When she brought him home, I was elated! But, he had to have a name! I dubbed him George. I'm not sure if I named him that because of "Curious George" or what, but George he was! Let me tell ya'll that I never did anything or went anywhere without that monkey! When my nephew was 2, I was going to pass George down. I thought to myself, Arent I a little too old for this? Shouldnt I pass it down and let someone else enjoy him? Well, I tried. Oh Lord I tried. But I just couldnt do it. I chickened out LOL I've had George for 23 years now, and he uses my dresser in my bedroom as his throne. Many times my husband has teased me about George...many times my kids have asked to play with George...I'm sorry family, he's mine and YOU CANT HAVE HIM! (hehe how childish was THAT?) He still has his original ballerina t'shirt and maroon colored underwear on that he came in...He now has bandaids on the back of his poor head where I fixed "booboo's" . He slumps these days, he doesnt have good posture anymore. He used to stand about 3 ft. tall, now he doesnt do anything but sit on his throne and keep vigil over me at night. Maybe someday I'll pass him down...or maybe not.


Do any of YA'LL have a childhood toy or keepsake that you just cant make yourself give up???

OMG Look how friggin late it is! My Monday Memories is gonna be late AGAIN! I've been having to much fun at Wendys Whimsies!! I'll get it up though I swear it LOL!!