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September 4th, 2011

Ahhh, the Fall. . .:D @ 03:37 pm

Current Mood: Chill

*settles in to the edge of her seat*

Ahh, the seasons change again!

This year, September is as exciting as October. School started in August, but AWANA starts this Wednesday. BSF starts next Tuesday. I have a Women's Retreat next weekend (3 days in the woods of Northern AZ!! Woohoo!!), and my little Elizabeth turns 3 on the 28th!

Here we go!

May 18th, 2011

Renew! @ 10:53 am

Hello, all!

Ok, so I decided to do a revamp of my LJ. I haven't blogged in quite a while, and I'd forgotten how much fun it can be, even when it holds no interest for anyone but me and my closest friends. . .*waves surreptitiously at "closest friends"* I'm going to change the bg and layout, I think, and I plan to transfer a bunch of old posts from another blog site (anyone remember Diaryland? lol), because I want to retrieve them before they're removed.

Anywho, have a great day! I'll be around a lot more, especially now that I've changed my password to something I can remember! :P

February 8th, 2009

Well, that sucked. . . @ 06:59 am

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

The Carolina/AZ Hockey game last night, that is. It was a total rout. The 'Yotes just rolled over and played dead! We had Jacob and Isaac with us, and they had a great time, so it's not a big deal, but. . .:-{

Isaac was hilarious, though. He was sitting there near the end of the game, hollering the same things we were at the players. (Come on, guys! and Go Coyotes! and clapping along with the music) Such a sweet little guy. . .when he's not T-ire-D!!

January 17th, 2009

Just another Political Headache. . . @ 09:52 am

Current Mood: aggravated aggravated

Let me get this straight.

Hamas attacks and shells Israel. So, Israel returns fire, bombing much of the Gaza Strip area.

Several times, the two sides have been on the verge of a peace agreement, or at least a cease-fire, but every time the terms have been unacceptable to Israel. Hamas wants a complete disarmament if Israel, without giving up any of their arms, or even being willing to pull out of the attacks. At that, Israel (quite understandably, IMO) refuses to stop what they're doing,  and wants more than UN words to chew on in this.

So the Palistinians won't stop bombing Israel, period. They've said as much.  And Israel won't stop bombing the Palistinians until they do. And somehow, it's all Israel's fault that this is happening?

Did I miss something?

Because last I checked, someone trying to wipe an entire nation of people off the map was considered genocide. And the Jewish people have already had that attempted on them many, many times throughout history. Do you blame them for not sitting back and letting this happen? There reaches a point when one has to stop being a victim, and I think the nation of Israel has reached it.

And. Does the UN not have something of a responsibility to help Israel hold their land, seeing as the UN decided to return it to them after WWII, and that's why all this is happening in the first place? (Not that I think it was a bad idea, not at all, but the UN does an awful lot of responsibility-shirking for my taste. . .)

Read a quote yesterday. Can't remember who said it, but it does say a lot.

"If Palestinians lay down their arms tomorrow, there would be peace. If Israel lay down their arms tomorrow, there would be no Israel."

From all the events and evidence, that's truer than anyone likes to admit.

December 21st, 2008

Snagged from X. . . @ 09:23 pm

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I've done a lot, but there's so much more. . .

1. Started my own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (sewing?)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Skied a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone (does my toe count?)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person(from aforementioned helicopter, and also from down inside!)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant


November 25th, 2008

Cutest little boy. . . @ 06:42 pm

Current Location: Greatroom
Current Music: Fussy Elizabeth, Doting Isaac trying to calm her

In the whole world, as of right now.

I was sining "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" to Isaac earlier, and he was really into it.

Cut to about 5 minutes ago. . .

He was standing at the kitchen sink, playing with my big serving spoons in the soapy water, singing about the "ity bity 'pider" . . .He was even in tune!

I'm telling you, having an almost-3-year-old is SO cool! Especially now, when I'm cooler-headed about his antics!

lol! And right now, he's standing next to me saying "Pah-leeeeze?!" trying to get me to get down Parcheesi for him to play. . .

November 24th, 2008

Traded for dinner from . . . @ 02:23 pm

Current Mood: rushed rushed

shadowweaver06 . It looks like fun, I think!

A: What accessories do you wear everyday?
My wedding ring, my gold cross necklace, and a scrunchie or hair clip of some sort.

B: What is your beauty routine?
Wash hair, face. Apply face cream and leave-in conditioner. Apply make-up in car on way to where ever I'm going, as long as husband is driving. otherwise, no makeup! (I have 4 kids. . .who really cares? Besides, the youngest of the 4 is a baby. They're all looking at her anyway!)

C: What was the last item of clothing (for yourself) that you purchased?
A maternity dress (which no longer fits me). . . Before that? A FAB denim skirt, that I wear all the time.

D: Do you use a dresser, closet, or both?
Both, for different reasons. Nightgowns and undies go in the dresser, and everything else goes in the closet. I don't that enough drawer space to do otherwise!

E: What type of earrings are in your ears right now?

Silver, turquoise and coral turtle studs.

F: What type of figure do you have (measurements)?

Hmm...I have it written down somewhere, but I couldn't tell you where. Tall, slim. . .and I'm nursing a baby, so I have great breasts right now!

G: Do you wear glasses?
Nah. I've always had great vision.

H: What type of handbag do you carry?

These days? Diaper bag. Usually? this little blue job that does across my shoulders and sits right in range of my hands. Or, my Alice in Wonderland purse from Disney, when i need a bigger one.

I: What is your ideal style?

I like clothes that hug my figure, and I love the romantic look, with the long skirts and such. I also love anything that my husband loves on me. . .:D

J: What is your favorite brand of jeans?

Actually, I liked the ones from Kmart, of all places. They fit great! Levi's didn't fit as well.  I also love the Jeanology Jeans from Newport News.

K: Do you wear knee-hi stockings?

Ah. . .No. thigh-his, or I don't bother.

L: Do you wear matching lingerie?

A better question might be, do I have matching lingerie. The answer? No.

M: Do you wear makeup?

Yup. Bare Minerals mineral makeup. 5 minutes to apply, and suddenly I no longer look like I need makeup. Thats the only reason I wear it.

N: Do you wear nightgowns?

Yup. I have a bunch. :D

O: What outerwear do you put on when going out on a typical winter's day?

  What is this "Winter" of which you speak?

P: What is your favorite perfume?

Soft Musk, by Avon

Q: Is your motto "quality over quantity" when it comes to clothing and accessories?

When it comes to shoes, definitely! I've been known to buy $70-80 shoes. But otherwise. . .It depends on the clothes, and the money situation.

R: Do you wear rain boots?

I never have. When it rains here, I'm more likely to take my shoes off than cover my feet up!

S: Do you wear socks or slippers when your feet get cold?

Socks. Most of the time, actually. I have chronic foot cramps.

T: Do you have a set of travel luggage?

Nope. I always borrow it.

U: What is your daily uniform?

I'm a SAHM, so it's jeans/skirt, t-shirt.

V: If you are married, did you wear a veil with your wedding dress? If not, how did you do your hair?

Yes, with the first wedding. Second time, no.   

W: Do you wear a watch?

When I can find it. . .

X: What item of clothing always makes you feel beautiful?

Hmm... My favorite skirt!

Y: What is your favorite type of yarn?

Umm. . .Yarn? never thought about it.

Z: Do you prefer zippers or buttons?

Buttons. They look better. And if the shirt fits properly, it doesn't pull.


November 18th, 2008

Add another one to the list. . . @ 09:16 pm

You know, the list we all keep in the back of our minds of things that should never be? Things like Christmas Ham, or Turkey and Gravy, or Latke (yes, Latke) flavor sodas from Jones Soda Co.

Well, Red Robin has joined the list. The Gingerbread shake is pretty good. . .but the *ahem* Jolly Gingerbread Fizz soda. . .I'm sorry, but as cloudshaper2k  put it, gingerbread should never be made into a clear drink.

I was a bit surprised by the first sip. . .but I thought I'd get used to it. No such luck. Even the healthy dollop of whipped cream didn't cover the too-much-ginger flavor.  It was entirely too sharp. Yuck, and never again. :P

And I've been dying to find a place to use this pic. . .lol!


November 7th, 2008

From my email. . .The Lost Balloonist @ 02:17 pm

Current Mood: giggly giggly

I post this because a) the election is OVER!!! and b) I'm a registered Independant, and I can say this with impunity! :D

"A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her
altitude and spotted a man in a bass boat below. She shouted to him,
'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour
ago, but I don't know where I am.'
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, 'You're in a hot air
balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above
sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100
degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.'
She rolled her eyes and said, 'You must be a Republican.'
'I am,' replied the bass fisherman. 'How did you know?'
'Well,' answered the balloonist, 'everything you told me is technically
correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm
still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me.'
The man smiled and responded, 'You must be a Democrat.'
'I am,' replied the balloonist. 'How did you know?'
'Well,' said the bass fisherman, 'You don't know where you are or where
you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of
hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you
expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you
were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault."

November 4th, 2008

It's tough having brothers. . . @ 09:31 pm

Current Mood: tired tired

Poor baby girl. . .this evening, my 2 year old was trying to hand my 11 year old a toy lightsaber, and somehow it got dropped.

Right on Elizabeth's head.

Of course she bled. . .just a small cut, blood welling up out of it. . . I was really concerned, but she's fine. If a touch indignant.

Unfortunately, we've had to ban lightsaber fights in the house for the foreseeable future.

I told her, as I was trying to comfort her, that she was going to get bangs and bruises, and that's the situation when you have brothers. She'll be tougher for it, I think. And they'll have hell to pay someday! :D


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