Friday, October 30, 2009

Sneak Preview

The Sweetheart Bat

Moving West

I dont know Dug or his fan club. But I saw all three of these cars parked next to each other at the Hampton.

1. How expensive is it to have 3 personalized license plates in one family
2. Did they say I luv Dug instead of I love Doug to save 2 vowels?
3. Doug and Mag?
4. I bet the Gold Eagle is the son

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm right in the middle of.....I'll call you back

I'm busy at my other job - I pull teeth

And how great is it that Clark waited for me to pull/tap it. The 12th one I've been responsible for removing this year.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I have not lost my mind

While it appears that I love soccer and will die being stuck at the McDonalds playground. This is a CEM taking facebook quizs. Not me :)


While the Holiday Inn is my idea of camping, here is proof that I have indeed gone camping before. I may even have enjoyed it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Epiphanies

Last night I woke up three times laughing in my sleep. I sat down to write an amusing blog on the silliness of my sleep (or lack there of) and instead I started reflecting on my life that I love and starting making a list of what I have observed over the last year:

  • The best gift I ever received was not in my five year plan
  • Friends are the family you choose
  • Christ is Christ in any language
  • The children's schedule is more important than mine - take the time where you can
  • Prince Charming does exist
  • I like comments on my blog
  • Gossip sucks
  • I still need my mom at age 37
  • The cost of freedom may actually be just another bill
  • As much as I like to travel I like my home even more
  • "The Gods first make mad those they want to destroy"
  • Trust and you are loved
  • "My sister taught me everything I need to know - and she was only in sixth grade at the time"
  • love America
  • The destination matters most when you are dead - enjoy the journey
  • Loyalty, Integrity and Sensitivity is what it is all about
  • Work doesn't define me
  • Everyone has to belong
  • Scaling back is not such a bad thing - it in fact brings me joy

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just Smile

Lesson to all teenagers: it is much easier if you just smile when your mom thinks you are being cute. It is a lot less embarassing

Just another morning at the coffee house

Barista (it was a boy do you still call them barista?): Welcome to Dutch Brothers what can I get for you
Me: I'll have an Large iced Kahlua Kicker, Strawberry-Mango Smoothie and a Medium Almond Joy
Barista: repeats order, and how about a smile with that
Me: what??
Barista: oh is the music too loud, I can turn it down?
Me: No its fine, and a smile is always a good thing
Barista: Well if a smile is good a free drink is always better (As he hands me a free drink card)
Me: oh dear it dropped
Barista: Ok I will use my light sabar to lift into into your car
Me: Ive got it its fine
Barista: Have a really good day
Me: Thanks

Kids: Mom he was so flirting with you
Me: Really?
REM: Oh come on mom he was going to use his light sabar

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What grown up looks like..........

or you know you are old when.....................

You are posing with your two teenage daughters, hand up in a symbolic gesture
Apparently "hang loose" is not the cool gesture and REM casually lifts up my pointer finger so as not to be disgraced in the picture.