Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The ABC Meme

A – An advantage you have – My hearing, I hear everything, and my kids hate it!!

B – Blue or brown eyes – Blue

C – Chore you hate – Laundry, it's a thankless job that never ends!

D – Dad’s name – Richard

E – Essential start of your day – A big glass of Simply Orange.....with lots of pulp!!

F – Favorite color – Red

G – Greatest thing you’ve ever done that made you feel really good – Cooked at a homeless shelter once a month when we lived in Farmington NM, was very rewarding!

H – Habit you have – play with my hair

I – Issue you hate that the world tries to make you pursue – I can't think of anything right tired I guess, cause I know there is something!!

J – Job title – SAHM= Stay at Home Mom......till August maybe!!

K – Kohls or Target – Oh, this is hard, I like both!! Um....right now......Kohls!!

L – Living arrangements – Married with children

M – Music you like – Just about anything but Rap and R & B

N - Nicknames – Dori, Doorknob ( thanks Gator) Do.....and Mom

O – Overnight hospital stay – A year ago when I had my hysterectomy!

P – Pet Peeve – Lying

Q – Quote that you like most – "The things that count most in life are usually the things that cannot be counted" by: Bernard Meltzer

R – Right or left handed – Right

S – Siblings – Have them

T – Time you wake up – depends on the day....but now that summer is here 8am!!

U – Underwear – wear them

V – Vegetable you dislike – Asparagus

W – What makes you run late – kids!!

X – X-rays you’ve had – Had the boobs mashed and photoed!! Get a mammogram girls!!

Y – Yummy food you make – Every one loves my Brownies, Adam loves my home made Mac and Cheese, Justin loves my Enchiladas, Kerry loves my meatloaf......ummmm I make awesome Margarita's too!!

Z – Zoo animal – Giraffe

Ok Stephie, I have blogged!! I will try and keep it up!! So you have to too!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Manic Monday

Describe to me your favorite lounging clothes: I love my cotton Capri's and a t-shirt in the summer, and in the winter I have flannel pants and a thermal shirt!!
If you promised to never lie again in your lifetime, in what area would it be hardest to uphold the promise? Oh gosh that would be a hard one!! I try not to lie about the only one area that I might fudge a little on would be my weight.
Give a one word answer to the question "why is life worth living": Love!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Mind Hump

Wednesday Mind Hump

Welcome everyone! Today we have two themes. You can do one or both!

First, we have freak-out day:
What are you freaking out about today?
Not really freaking out, but my oldest daughter, Brittany got her braces on today.....and am hoping that she won't be in to much pain!!!

Today is also fast food day:
What is your favorite fast food place, and what item do you like most from that place?
I love Taco Villa, and would order a Bean Burrito with extra cheese and sour cream!! I do not eat this very often though!! Way to much Fat!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

'10 Signs that You're Getting Older'
This is not going to be fun!! I am hating getting older!
1.) Gray Hair.....but I color it so it does not show!!!
2.) Age spots on my hands
3.) Lines on my face
4.) Loud music.....even though I use to turn mine up full blast when I was younger!
5.) Hate going to the mall with all the teenagers there
6.) The music I listen to is considered the Oldies!!! What????
7.) I need reading glasses
8.) I have no patience
9.) I'm old enough to be a grandma......but won't be for a long time!!! Yeah!!!
10.) Would rather stay home on the weekend then go out!!! Now thats sad!!
Ok this one was not fun at all!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Curious as a Cat

1) What two colors should never, in your opinion, appear together in an outfit or decorating scheme? I think Army green with anything is just a fashion no no!! I guess growing up a Army Brat....i saw that color everyday of my childhood, and just hate it!! LOL
2) What is the strongest profanity you use? I am trying hard not to say it.....and damn is a word i use more than I should....... I have been pretty good about not using profanity!
3) If someone were trying to woo your significant other away from you, what methods would bring them the most success? I really don't think anything would woo him away, so good luck with that.....after 26 years of marriage.....if he has not been wooed away by now...he never will, he's all mine!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Thunks

1. What kind of dryer sheets do you use? Bounty

2. How many times a week do you eat out/order in? We eat out Fridays almost every week, and every now and then one day during the weekend. But, that is about it.

3. What did you do the night of your high school graduation? My best friend at the time Judy Dyson, had a party at her house and I went to that and of course that was before the 21 drinking age, so partied pretty hard, and stayed the night there, got home around 3 pm the next day.

4. So Octomom is rumored to have been offered a million bucks to do a porno. Would you do it for a million? That would be a BIG NO!! I don't care how much I would be offered.

5. If your child was born with an extra finger or toe, would you have it surgically removed? I would probably not. If they would want the surgery later on in life, by their choice I would stand behind him/her!

6. What was the last movie you saw? Mall Cop, on Valentines Day, it was really cute and funny.

7. I wanna buy you a dozen roses, what color should they be? That would be RED!! Love the color RED and love RED Roses!!

8. You are walking across the street, you are not quite half way when a speeding car comes... you have to run to get out of its way, which direction do you run? It would depend on if the car is speeding in front of me or behind me, I would go the direction that is going to be the farthest aways from the car!!

9. Tell us about a time when you were invited over somewhere and had the most awful time. Gosh, I have fun where ever I go, I just can't think of an awful time being invited anywhere.

10. You open your front door and there is a box with a puppy in it... what do you do? Oh, gosh I am such a sucker for puppies!! I would have to bring it in, and depending on how much I loved it would keep it, but would first see if it belonged to someone!! Of, course Dan would not like it.......LOL!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

1. It seems like: It's been forever since I have seen my Brother and Sister-in-Law and so looking forward to spending some relaxing time with them the end of March!!

2. Leave me a comment when you're done, please?

3. If I thought you would spend more time doing more things you want to do I'd be supportive in what ever it is you want to do! ( of course that is directed to my workaholic husband!! lol

4. Making memories is what I think of most when I think of you. (Also directed at my hubby)

5. To me, Valentine's Day means spending time with the one you love, but to me Valentine's Day should be everyday with the one you love, not just a day that you set aside to only give flowers or special love!!

6.Dan gives me strength.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going out to eat with my family, tomorrow my plans include going out to dinner and a movie with out kids with my husband that set up a babysitter for us and Sunday, I want to chill and enjoy the day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Thunks

1. You are driving down the road and there is a puddle in the road. A big puddle. Not one that will really wreck your car or anything, but a big puddle. There is no other cars in front of you or behind you - do you drive through the puddle or drive around it? I would drive around it, cause you never know what is in it, and most of the time my car is clean cause I am anal about that, and it would get it dirty!! lol

2. Go to Google Images, type in any word that comes to mind and post the 1st picture you see.
Guess where I want to be??

3. A college calls you up and says that you have been selected to take/get any degree that you want on their dollar.... what do you choose? I would take some thing to do with Social Work. I have wanted to be a Social Worker ever since I adopted my kids!! I know it is a hard job, and not easy, but I think I would be good at it!! Maybe some day!

4. Are you blogging on a laptop or desktop? Right now my lap top, cause my desk top has died cause of a nasty virus!! Hope to get a new one soon!

5. Which store, excluding a grocery store, do you shop at most often? Bath & Body Works, when I am out of town, love everything in the store, and get in real trouble when I am there, and in Hobbs America......well...ummmm, I guess Hobby Lobby, cause we really don't have much here.

6. My daughters tried out for the school musical last night. Were you ever in a school play/musical? Which one? Well, not a play type of musical, but was always involved in Chorus and sang in the winter and spring concerts we would put on!! Love to sing!!

7. I read yesterday that a school PTA group wants to try to ban white bread, cakes, brownies or any other "treat" from their lunch menus... plus make kids' lunchboxes brought from home not include any "junk food". Thoughts on that one? This is a great question!!! I have two girls in public school right now, and they have been in 4 different schools, and each one is so different on lunch menus. In Texas they were allowed to purchase an extra snack type of food to go with their meal if they had the money, other wise they got fruit! Then we moved to North West New Mexico where they went to 2 different school and got all kinds of snacks for lunch, from pudding, cake, cookies and ice cream. Then we move to Hobbs, NM and they only get fruit with their lunch, and can not purchase anything extra. I think offering them a more healthy choice at school is good, but I think they are taking things a little to far! Really if you look at the fat intake on white and regular wheat bread there is not that much difference, and what kid is going to eat whole grain wheat bread??? Unless of course they grew up with it!! As, far as not allowing them to take it in their lunch boxes......Get real, that is going a bit far!! I don't see how they can do that, people have the right to eat what they want, and unless there is a cause for a ban on certain foods at school, like for allergy reasons, I don't see how they can do it.......NO I don't agree with that!!

8. How many people can your kitchen table seat? Right now 6, but if we put both leaves in it and put some more chairs around it we can get 10 to 12 easy!!

9. What time is it right now? It is 4:30 pm.

10. Walk out the front door of your house/apartment, turn right, walk 2 blocks. What do you see? I would not be able to walk two full blocks to the right, because our street dead ends at the end of one block and then there are just houses with yards. So the answer would be someones back yard HA HA!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday 9: Time Has Come Today

1. What time of day do you usually play Saturday 9? It all depends on what time of day that I get on the computer. Most of the time it is in the evenings!!

2. At 9AM on a weekday, what are you doing? On, Monday and Wednesday I am just getting back home from taking Joey to school!! The other 3 days, I am home doing laundry, cleaning, getting Joey breakfast, or getting ready myself.

3. At 9PM on any given night, what would you most like to be doing? Watching TV with Dan, knitting and chilling. Some nights I am in bed by 9.

4. What is your most frequent activity online? Playing around in Facebook, and reading blogs!! Oh, and always looking for that knitting pattern that I just have to have, or yarn I can't live without!

5. Is there one day of the week that seems to fly by? If yes, why? Sunday, always goes by fast! I guess because I don't want the weekend to end, and enjoy being with my family and when your having fun the day just flies.

6. Do you agree that the older you get, the faster time seems to go by? Oh, good grief yes!! I really don't know what happened to 2008, and it is now already in the 2nd month of this year!! I would like time to slow down some so I have more time with my kids and husband :)

7. What is your favorite thing to do with free time? Play around on the computer, knit, read. I'm a mom of three kids though, so don't get much free time!!! But, Joey starts kindergaten next year.......ALL day kindergaten, and I will have 7 hours of free time 5 days a week, until I find a part time job I might want to do! But, it is going to have to be something I enjoy doing!! ( Maybe something to do with knitting, I have wanted for the past few years to open my own shop)

8. How much time do you spend alone? Would you like it to be more? Less? Well, like I said above I am a mom of 3 kids, and time alone is not something I have very much of!!!! I would love more, and in about 6 months I will have a lot more free time!! I am looking forward to it!

9. If you could spend one hour doing something what would it be? Reading and soaking in my spa tub!! I don't get to do that as much as I want to, and really need to take more time to do that!! I clean the thing out all the time, and never get in it!! lol

Friday, February 6, 2009

You Belong in New York City
You're the energetic, ambitious type.
And only NYC is fast enough for you.
Maybe you'll set yourself up with a killer career
Or simply take in all the city has to offer.
What City Do You Belong In?

I so love this city, and would love to go back to visit!! I loved every min. of the 9 months I lived in Manhattan and miss all the wonderful friends that I made there!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thursday Thunks

1. What is one of your favorite blogs to read? I love to read Crafty Carole's The next one I love to read is my sister-in-laws, Creative Self Belief because we are trying to get to know each other better, and it is a way for us to read about each other!! Lot's of fun!
Why is it your favorite? Because we have so much in common, we both have 3 younger children, are in our late 40's and we love to sing and knit!!
2. Have you ever been hunting? No I can't say that I have, and don't see it as being something I will anytime in the near future!!
3. Do you live near any active volcano's? No, I don't!! I'm wondering if they are any better to live by, than the tornado alley I live in?? LOL
4. If VH1 came out with a new reality show called Celebrity Anger Management, who would you most like to see on the show? Mike Tyson, and John McEnroe are the only ones I can come up with!! Showing my age too!!!
5. Would you drink horse's milk if offered? Well, I don't like milk, so that would be a no!!
6. Do you buy pickles? If so, what do you do with the juice after all the pickles are gone? Yes, I love little sweet pickles, and dill spears!! I just throw out the juice.
7. Do you have a myspace or Facebook account? Yes, I have both. I like Facebook better than Myspace, I guess because I have more friends on there!!
8. Facial hair on men, yea or nay? Don't mind it either way, love a smooth face, but also like the look of a nicely trimmed goatee!!
9. Do you know anyone personally who is stockpiling stuff for WWIII or a date they think will be the end of the world (i.e. 12/2012)? No, I can't say that I do!! Ya know when it happens it happens!!
10. Have you downloaded Skype and use it? I have no idea what that is, so that would be a no!!
11. Have you ever been stuck by cacti? Well, I live in New yes, I have and a few times. It stings!!
12. Do you still have packed boxes from your last move you have yet to unpack? If so, how long have they been there? This is so funny, I have about 4 boxes to still go through!! They have been here for 1 year, but the sad thing is these same boxes have not been unpacked since our last move 3 years ago!!! I will get them done!!
13. Ever have a toxic friend you had to break ties with to save your sanity? I have and we did not talk for about 2 years!! But, we are talking now and the best of friends!! I have another one though that is getting that way, and may have to back way for a while!! But, friends are very important, and I really love all my friends and need them as much as they need me!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ten On Tuesday

10 Favorite Children’s Movies

Well this should be easy since I have 3 kids and we watch movies all the time!

1. Mary Poppins
2. Snow White
3. Lion King
4. Beauty and the Beast
5. Cinderella
6. Lion King 1 1/2 (so funny)
7. Ice Age
8. Cars
9. 101 Dalmatians
10. Wall.E

Out of the list my all time favorite is Beauty and the Beast, Kayleigh and I use to watch it together all the time in the hospital, and then we got to see the Broadway Play in New York City and that was just AWESOME!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Manic Monday

What's the most embarrassing song on your iPod (or music collection)? Gosh, I don't think I have any embarrassing songs, have some old songs, from the 70's and 80's!! I guess that could be embarrassing cause it is telling my age a bit! LOL

How much time do you spend each day in your commute? (Or if you don't work outside the house, how much time do you spend in your car or other preferred mode of transportation?) I don't commute to work, but every Mon. and Wed. I take Joey to school, and that takes about 30 mins. round trip! I run errands and on Friday's we go out to lunch. I don't spend much time in my car unless we are going to Lubbock or Midland.

What's your favorite wardrobe item and why? My long terry cloth robe, cause it is so comfy and when it is cold I just love to put it one with my jammies and chill!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saturday 9: The First Aprtment

1. Where had you moved from? My Parents house, I had just gotten married!

2. Describe your first apartment: It was on the 4th frickin floor, and it was a killer when we went grocery shopping and when we moved!! But, it was a new apt. and it was one bedroom, all the rooms were very large, and so we had lots of space. It also had a compact washer and dryer in the kitchen which was wonderful! Other than being on the top floor it was a nice apt.

3. How old were you when you had your apartment? I was 21.

4. Did you have roommates? If yes, tell us more. Yes, my husband! Dan! Like I said above we had just gotten married!

5. What was your place of employment then? Rosario's Hairstyling Salon. It was a great job, if I still wanted to do cosmetology, that is where I would work! He was an awesome boss.

6. How were you finances at the time? Well, we were newly married, so money was tight. We got a Montgomery Wards credit card and bought a vacuum cleaner and an Atari game system and stayed home and played games, we could not afford to do anything else.

7. Tell us about a lover who spent a night there. Well, he was my lover every night and still is!

8. Tell us about a band you listen to then. (You can cheat. Look it up.) Oh lordy, um Journey!! Went to one of their concerts and had a blast!

9. How long did you live there and why did you move from there? We lived there one year, we moved because they raised the rent $100 dollars per month and we just could not afford to stay there, but it was good while it lasted!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Fill-In

1. Enough with the _____. Cold weather, I am so ready for the warm sunny weather to be here!!

2. _____ causes me to be conflicted. The new president, nothing personally against him, I just feel that he is not qualified to handle our Nations mess right now! And, I think that leaves us very vulnerable.

3. I've been craving _____. OK, I have to copy my Sister-in-Law on this one......some good German food!!!

4. _____ makes me laugh. Joey makes me laugh everyday! He is always doing or saying something that makes me laugh out loud!!

5. I wish I could go to _____ next week. New York City, I really am missing my friends there and would love to reconnect with them. Plus I just love that city!! OK, maybe I should wait until it gets a little warmer there!! LOL

6. _____ has been on my mind lately. This is weird for me, but my Mother has been on my mind lately, I guess because her birthday would have been this past Monday, and I am really wanting some information that only she would know about!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _____, tomorrow my plans include _____ and Sunday, I want to _____! As for the weekend, we are going out to dinner tonight, I don't cook on Friday's most of the time, and tomorrow, Joey has a party to go to, and I have a few things around the house to do with Dan, and on Sunday I want to chill with my hubby and watch football, GO Pittsburgh!!!!! OK, I am really wanting Pittsburgh and the Eagles in the Super Bowl!!

Now for an update about pictures and why I have not posted any! My desktop got a virus and we are trying to work it out, but I am not using it right now and am posting and doing all computer work from my laptop! I don't have any pictures on here so until I get some put on or get the desktop fixed there will be no pictures of anything for a little while! I have some pics that I really want to put up of some things that I have been knitting and some wonderful yarn that I fell in love with and had to purchase!! Oh, the trouble I get into when I start looking around Ravelry, and the yarn that I just want to have!! I really need to stay off that site!! OK, hope ya all have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday Thunks

1. Whats the coldest temps you've experienced? I have been in -18 below once going through a little town called Cuba New Mexico, and it is the coldest place in the winter!!
2. Whats for dinner tonight? Meatloaf, baked potatoes, corn, salad & home made bread!
3. What was your favorite subject in high school? I loved literature, cause I love to read!
4. How many hours a day is your TV on? All day, I don't watch it, I have it on for Joey, and for background noise.
5. Have you ever received an award? I have, a VIP award for volunteering at Kayleigh school one year!
6. Whats your mouse pad look like? The one I am using right now is just blue!
7. Do you think Bud should do the Thursday Thunk meme? I guess, who is Bud?? lol
8. How many browser tabs do you have open right now? 4 right now.
9. If you are a parent, have you or did you ever put Vick's VapoRub on your children under the age of 2? Yes I have, but my doctor told me to for Joey.
10. If you had to pick one insect to infest your house for 1 day and after that day they would just suddenly vanish, which insect infestation would you pick? Oh gross I hate insects, but I guess Lady Bugs would not be to bad!!
11. What color is your underwear that you are wearing right at this moment? A deep purple! lol
12. What was the last thing you watched on TV? The rest of Starter Wife that I had DVR'ed for ever!
13. What are your plans for the 4th of July this year? We always go to my In-Laws for the 4th, all the family gets together for that holiday!!
14. Tell us about one absolutely wonderful thing that happened to you as a teenager and every time you think of it, it brings a smile to your face: I graduated from High School, that is the only major thing that was a great time for me!
15. What product could you sell someone based on your love for it? Yarn, I love it!! LOL

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wed. That's My Answer!

Do you have a Wii Fit? Yes, and I love it!!
Did you have to search for it, or did you buy it prior to it being the hottest item? Well, I have connections, my wonderful nephew works at a game stop as a manager and he held one for me right after Thanksgiving!! He's the best!! Thanks Adam!!
And this is the most important question I think, do you use it? I use it almost every day!! I love the step aerobics and have worked up to over 1100 steps in 10 mins. I work out on it at least 30 mins. a day or more!! The great thing about it is, you are working out and having fun at the same time!! I love the yoga and strength training too!! I recommend it!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

Ten Things That I Am Most Good At

1. Cooking/Baking
2. Singing
3. Knitting
4. Being a Mom
5. Eating,,,,,lol
6. Getting fit
7. Direction....... my husband says I am a built in GPS system.
8. Sleeping
9. Friend
10. Guitar Hero

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Saturday 9: Dying to Know

1. What do you believe happens when we die? I believe we go to Heaven, or Hell, I believe we all will go to one or the other. Either eternal life, or eternal hell!!
2. Do you consider yourself religious? I would not say religious per say! I do go to Church and try to live by the New Testament, but do not follow a religious Church.
3. Do you believe in ghosts? I do, but I refer to them as angels. I think there are spirits that come into peoples lives at certain points in our lives for a reason!
4. Do you believe that people live on other planets? I really don't know, but there could be.
5. Have you ever seen something abnormal? I have, I have a picture taken at my parents house a long time ago with an image of a person in it, where there could not be a person. It is just a blurry image of a person.
6. Do you believe in reincarnation? No, I believe we all go to rest for eternity. I think that reincarnation ranks right up there with evolution and that is not possible, or why are there still monkeys if we evolved from them??? Same with reincarnation......
7. Have you ever witnessed a miracle? I have, and my daughter was a miracle for 11 years of her life. When she was diagnosed with cancer and was totally paralyzed from the waist down we were told she would never walk again.......well, she did and was a cheerleader for 3 years, with cancer on top of that!!! She is what makes me believe that God exists and that miracles do happen!! And, any body that knew Kayleigh well, knew she was a walking miracle!!!
8. Is there a person living or dead that influences your philosophies? Yes, my daughter Kayleigh!! She was a miracle, and loved God!
9. Is there a work of fiction that closely matches your spiritual beliefs? No, not that I have read. I try not to read things that Man has tried to conceive as what is right or wrong when it comes to God and Jesus. I believe the Bible, and there are many, many finding that the writings in the Bible are true, and very accurate, and I just stick with that. I don't follow a religion and am not religious, but am a Christian!!!