Monday, June 28, 2010

What is wrong with me?

I always want to apologize for what I'm writing about ..... and yet it's my I'm going to stop doing that and just write about my silly stuff :)

the tagline of my blog is I live, I love and I write.  It's the truth. I am passionate about most of what I do.....when I go in ...I'm all know what I mean?

So, it's no secret I'm a reality TV fan. I just can't help it! I work really hard all day and when it's time to stop I like chilling out watching a show that makes me have an emotion.  If I can't laugh or cry...I don't want to watch it.

As bad as I hate to admit it...I love watching the Bachelor and the Bachelorette and I always pick my favorite in the beginning.  Not sure why I do that but it was the same with Lee Dewyze on American Idol. I made my choice very early!!

So...the point of my story...... two shows back I choose Ed for Jillian...then he left the show...but came back and got the girl at the end.  Last year I choose Ali...she left the show but was not allowed back but has returned as the Bachelorette. Right from the beginning when Frank jumped off the roof of the car I liked him best....not sure why...I just did.    Kinda like Ed not sure what it was.   So tonight the date with Frank goes sooo perfect and I felt like a silly girl with a smile on my face (what can I say I'm a hopeless romantic).  But when the show ends the show previews that Frank breaks her heart and leaves the show?  Did I see that right...they were both crying.   I don't even want to watch it now!! Dang it ....why do I always pick the person that leaves?  What the heck did he tell her and why did he leave?
I should set my DVR and not watch a single show until it ends and then I can watch the whole season in one week.  That sounds like a better plan for future shows.

See ya!

p.s.  took Chase to doc today and we're not sure what is going on.  They're sending us to Childrens Mercy and I'm waiting to hear from them on when they can fit him in.   As you can imagine my mind is racing with all sorts of possibilities.


I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to pour over the publicity and I almost missed getting my midnight tickets to Eclipse.

I was doing some computer work and I got a notice that a Live Premier was taking place on You Tube.   After watching all those actors walk across the red carpet... I'm excited!!!

I wonder if we'll leave the theater feeling like we did after seeing Twilight?  I liked New Moon and I loved the improvements that the new director made.  But the movie was more about the pain from Edward leaving..... & Jacob.   I'm looking forward to a little romance again...but is that going to be in Breaking Dawn?  

 I know I could re-read the books but let me share a story.  I read Message in a Bottle and I thought it was one of the best books I had ever read. I cried so hard it was difficult to stop (yes I like those kind of books).   So, when they announced the movie I was excited.  Until the minute the movie started.  I'll never forget that night.  Ok....maybe I was acting like a spoiled brat but they changed everything about the book.  I like Kevin Costner but that was not the role for him.  I sat in my seat with my arms crossed and shaking my head.  So, that taught me a good lesson...never read a book before you see the movie or you'll spend the whole time comparing the two.
Some of you can do that but not me. I want to enjoy every minute of the movie and I know I would over analyze everything :)

Gotta run...Chase has a doctor appt in a couple hours.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lee DeWyze on Jan Leno tonight

I know I said I wasn't going to talk about him anymore.... so I'll make this short & sweet.  Lee will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Set your DVR's to record him at 10:35 central time (and if it's like all the other shows.....he might perform at the end).  I'll have my TV on the whole time ...along with the DVR set.   
He's performing a song we haven't heard him sing yet....I'm excited!! But at the same time nervous......  he's been really sick...on an interview done Monday (I think) he was seriously coughing.  If you want the link to hear the interview send me an email.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chase is home

Chase has been in Tennessee since we went home for Brents graduation party (3 weeks ago?) and last night I picked him up from the airport.  I could have run through the airport I was so excited to see him!!

It's really true when people say they don't have a favorite child.  Some days it may look like I favor one or the other but they honestly are so different .....that they each fill a different spot in my heart.
I grew up with sisters & mainly girl cousins (when there was a boy around we tortured them....just kidding).   But, having Chase & all his (boy) cousins I could not imagine going through another generation with just girls.  He makes me laugh, cry and swear all in the same hour.  He has the most amazing stories and is smart as a whip.  He can tell you everything about a dinosaur, tornado, great white shark and a thousand other topics.

In just a few shorts months he'll start his senior year of high school and all of a sudden I've hit panic mode...have I taught him everything he needs to know...can he take care of himself?  Will he move away from me....can I follow him?
Being a wife and mother were honestly the only things I wanted out of life (of course a nice house & food were in there somewhere) and I sure hope that down the road every decision I've made was the right one.  I over analyze everything but I say it's better to be safe than sorry!!

Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


This week Brooke said two things to me this week that just cracked me up!!  I love a good laugh and she did it not once but twice.
Remember she is 16 and being a teen you never know what will come out of her mouth!!

#1 I was working in my office and I yelled up the stairs "hey Brooke, come here I gotta show you something".  She yelled back "I don't want to see one of your cards or anything about Lee DeWyze". 
For her information.....I wasn't going to show her either.   Although she's right I made my first quilt this week and I should call it my Lee Quilt .... because I was jamming to his music every single minute of the process....even at 2am.  (Remember Dave and Chase are gone that means I can crank up the loud it makes the books fall of the shelf....I know TMI.)

#2  I finished the front of my quilt and I said "hey Brooke, since this is my first quilt do you want it".  She says "no I want my butterfly quilt back" ...I of course said "no, that's mine".  Then I said they will be the same....she said.  No, I love the smell of the butterfly quilt.  The smell?  I thought she was going to say how soft it was.   So, then I explained to her that we all have a scent and I'll use the flower quilt for a while and before you know it will smell like me :)   Are you laughing?  what a hoot!!  I then ....went into the detail about how not everyone has a good body odor.... here's where I'm do we get that?  Is it the products we use or what?  I've mentioned this subject before and some have said it's my fabric softener but I don't think that's it....or is it?
When we go out of town..... and come home....we walk in and it's the smell that is so HOME :)

Oh well, gotta run I'm headed out to the quilt shop to get my batting & backing so I can finish my quilt.

See ya,

Friday, June 11, 2010

Say What?

I couldn't resist showing this picture!! 
We love it when we say Fluffs name and she turns her head like that!!
To me looks like she's saying "say what?" .......  but I could be wrong :)

I'm taking my photography class serious and taking all sorts of photos.  I'm not sure I can master using a 50mm with a moving subject.....and maybe I'm not supposed to. This week is ISO setttings and I think I've got it! I actually found myself changing it this morning when I was working on my picture for my quilting blog. 

See ya later!

p.s have any of you clicked on Lee DeWyze's music below?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

me :)

This post is going to be all over the place.  For the past few days I've battled a headache and sore throat.  My headache went away but has returned and my throat is feeling worse...darn it!!  

But enough about that...maybe if I ignore it.... I'll feel better.

I started an online photography class and I'm going to start sharing some strange photos......or I should say some before and afters....maybe.  If I'm terrible at it ..... maybe not.

So, this morning I took a few pictures of myself to show my sisters my hair (I had it done yesterday).  With the new lens I got for my camera, it really blurred the background and I thought that was super cool!!  Most of my blurry things are an accident but this time it was intentional. (I cropped the blurry part out but trust me the cluttered background was blurry.)

I decided to play around a bit and see if I could get a picture of half of my face :)  I'm not sure what I was thinking...just go with it ..... remember I'm sick :)    
See those red lines in my eyes that a sign that I'm not feeling well or the fact that I've had little sleep for the past month?   
I took a three hour nap get rid of my headache ....then I stayed up late to catch Lee Dewyze on the Jimmy Fallon show (glad I did it was the best interview yet!!).  Woke up at 6am's summer time and I can sleep in but my body won't let me.... what's the symbol for crying?  I'll insert the shock face :O

After a few attempts with my camera....I gave up and used photo booth.  Then my dilemma was "which picture to use".  Since I couldn't decide I loaded both.  My goal was to show them my hair.....but I guess I lost my train of thought :)

Here's some info you could probably live with out.  I take horrible pictures, don't smile much....make too many facial expressions and I seriously am not photographic (is that the right word?).  If I ever see a good picture of me I'm all over it because there are few!!!  I tell my sisters it's because my eyes are so blue, they're huge and my smile is off center :)

Since I  hate having my picture taken.....I did this while I was on the phone with my sister Deanna.  She kept hearing clicking noises and she ask me what it was.  I told her "oh, I'm taking my picture to show you my hair".....I took about 20 to make sure I had one good one!!

See ya!
p.s. Yo Kim....waiting to hear from ya and Deanna thanks for the comments on facebook.... luv ya!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lee Dewyze website & forum

I told myself that I wasn't going to talk about Lee or American Idol once it was over (yeah right).
But if you want to know where to find the scoop....all the time.  Go to    Or click here and it will take you there.   There's some really cute interviews over there and someone took his drawing and animated it.  I got a real kick out of that today!!

And if you'd like to listen to a sample of his the very bottom of this blog I have a little player that has music on it....all you have to do it click on play and you can listen to the song of your choice.  
I didn't set it up to autoplay .....  I've been on too many blogs where I've had my volume up high and it's blasted my ears :)

See ya,

Photography Class

I'm super excited today ... even though I'm months behind on everything in my life!!
Today is my first day of an online Photography class. 
I received my first week assignment this morning and once Dave left I ran out and bought a new lens..... 50mm 1.4 for my Nikon D90.  I've always used a zoom lens so this one is going to take some getting used to.

I'm eager to get started with the learning.  When I was younger I wanted to be a photographer ...just as Brooke does now.  I swear we are a lot alike....hence the reason I went ahead and let her color her hair today....dark.   (I did the same to my hair in 10th grade...went dark brown for a few years and then went blond.)  

That was a big lane swerve wasn't it.....getting back to my photography.  I took a few pictures for the homework but it's cloudy today and I think it would be best to do it on a day when there is sunlight.  So now I'll go back to getting some work done.

But, before I do here's a picture of Brooke :) 

See ya,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Drop Dead Diva Returns

I'm so excited ..... Drop Dead Diva is back on tonight!!
Lifetime channel .... 8pm Central time :)

See ya,
p.s. sister of mine.....KIM..record it so we can talk about it.