Sunday, July 31, 2005

giving it away

I teased my friend tonight that the next time we decided to go to the casino I should just drive up and toss my money to the valet and leave.

We did have a great time though and ran into lots of people we knew. Always good to see old friends.

Rich bought a new jeep and is in hog heaven. Ah, simple pleasures.

The kids were scattered last night so we had the house to ourselves. What did we do? Swam and ordered pizza because we were starving and didn't want leftovers. Right as the pizza was delivered my oldest and her boyfriend showed up. they kept saying they were full...but they sure kept looking at our pizza. Boyfriend left for work and Jessica gave in and ate a piece hahaha.

Today it was work, swim, work, go out to the casino. Now I'm pooped!

School starts soon. Time for back to school shopping and school supplies!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Richard usually stops at McDonald's when he works nights and picks us up breakfast. Out of curiosity I decided to steal a peek at calories. Normally, I toss the biscuit and just eat the sausage and egg, so maybe it's not as bad as a I think.

Hashbrowns 140 calories
sausage/egg biscuit 500 calories

Just the biscuit is 240 calories! Good heavens!

How healthy are YOU eating?

Last night Daniel and I swam for an hour. Ahhh... it's like a huge bathtub.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Once upon a time...

and all was right again with the world.

I know, you don't understand. And that's okay. I don't expect you to. It's just my way of talking about the past week without telling the world my personal business. Some things are just better kept to yourself.

Continue on!

Sarah is back in Georgia with my parents to bring my niece home. The house is soo quiet. She is so much like me it's freaky!

Rich gets his new jeep today. I'm sure I'll be posting pictures.

Time for work.

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Indeed it has! 38 years to be exact. Technically, I was born at 3:15, so I still have a few hours.

The kids and Rich surprised me last night with a cake and presents. They are getting so good at pulling one over on me.

The clock is moving so slow today. My entire family is going out to dinner and I cannot wait!

Time to get moving!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Sarah has another critter. Actually, she has four, but this lucky lil critter has been blessed to be the pick of the clutch. I dunno who loves who more. I can see it now: Sarah, the chicken wants to go outside, she's pecking at the door again. I give it about 2 weeks before all four are following her around the yard like she is the mamma hen. Sarah just has a way with animals.
Sarah with her new critter - Little Foot

Monday, July 18, 2005

That's what it's all about

My kids love to swim and they swim well. Richard decided they needed another pool. Just somethimg to splash around in and get out of the summer heat.

We have been having summer thunderstorms for the past 4 days and it's expected to continue the rest of the week. This interfers with swimming. Well. Maybe not.

You know you really want to swim bad when you are in the pool while it's raining, holding an umbrella. Nuthing like a lil family bonding while huddling beneath the umbrella waiting out the 10 min summer shower to end.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

And for some, it was 20+ years!

Saturday night was the "social" for my 20th High School Reunion. I know, hard to believe. Really hard to believe when you cannot recognize people. We all changed. We grew up. We have families, jobs, divorces, etc. Some have aged nicely. Others. Wow! Who knew 20 years could change a person that much!? Not in a bad way at all. Honestly. I stood there talking with 2 people and never realized who one of them was until I read her name tag 2 times. Even then, listening to her voice, seeing her move... it just would not register that this was HER! She looks good. Heck, we all looked good. Some still looked like they did in elementary school! Some gained weight, some lost weight. Short hair, long hair, more boobs, less boobs... You get the picture.

Four of us rode together. We kinda stood there for a bit looking around and going WHO is that?? AFter a bit the faces starting looking like they did in school. And the smiles and hugs and HOW THE HELL HAVE YA BEEN's were flying. The weather was hot, but being on the lake helped. Lots of pictures, laughing, catching up.

Saturday night was the big dance at the Country Club. Some people came both nights, some could only come to one. I was able to catch up with several more people and Richard even met some old friends from middle school.

A friend of mine got the "Most Unchanged" award and she soo deserved it! She still looks like she did back then! Amazing who married who and who was divorced. The most amazing thing was who had never married - because they never wanted to. Seems like that is the going thing. Getting married very late in life and having 1-2 kids back to back.

Lots of memories and the party ended way too soon. So we carried on over to another place. Or so we thought. SEems the out of towners could not find the place, gave up and went to where they were staying! ack! So my friend and I had a leisurely breakfast (2 hours) at IHOP and swapped stories of the evening like 2 high school teens!

Five more years before we do it all over again! Something tells me a few of us will be seeing each other loong before then. It was great to reconnect with old friends.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Hope ya had a Happy 4th!

I had a wonderful weekend. Especially for a weekend that I had to work!

Saturday I had a hair appointment. Then, Rich and I had breakfast at "The Pitt" (Pitt Grill). It was so nice. After about 20 minutes of sitting there in complete silence I asked, "Do you think it's bad if people have nothing to say to each other? I mean, it could really go both ways. If you don't HAVE anything to say to each other, that could be bad. I'd think after 17 years you'd have lots of stuff to say. Or. You could think of it as we are so comfortable with each other that we can even be comfortable in the silence. Right?"

I should have known better to try to analyze anything with him! His response was:
"I'm sorry, I was just thinking about eating." HAHAHAHA Gotta love that man!

Home from a bit and worked. Then off for an eye appointment. The doctor gave me some wonderful drop for my dry eyes and it seems to be working. Hopefully, soon I will be back into my contacts. If not, that's okay because I picked up some really cute frames. They'll be in later in the week.

Back home and worked a bit more.

Sunday it was church and then worked some. Friends and I went to see Mother in Law. Omgosh, that was so good. Rarely do I laugh out loud at movies, but this one had a few surprised. We had a good time. Then we hung out like teens in the movie parking lot and gabbed.

Monday it was work, coffee with some neighbors, and then out to lunch at the Fire Mountain. It was good for the type of place it is. We had a very leisurely lunch. Then it was home for talking on the phone and doing laundry and a little bit more of work.

Popped fireworks with the kids and then off to bed.

I really had a very good weekend. Hope you did too!