Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Fun Family Fotos

nuff said

in our family, this is known as game face

proof that the nut doesn't fall far from the tree

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - What Does Your Dog Taste Like?

I don't know why my kid always has her tongue out in pictures. Teenagers--sheesh!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Schizorandom

Keely and world domination.  I should be so lucky to be one of her minions.  If you want to worship at the cult of Keely go here or click the button to be whisked magically away. It will make you younger and thinner...and prettier (would I lie?).


Well, well, well, here it is Tuesday--again.  Every week like clockwork.  Dang punctual if you ask me.   For me, Tuesday means torturing teaching teenagers at winterguard rehearsal.  Someone has to so it might as well be me.

My oranges are just about ready.  They are still slightly too tart for my taste, but soon orangeapalooza in my backyard!  Oranges are my all time favorite food (sorry chocolate, I love you but not quite as much).

Last Saturday, I put my kid on a plane back to the heartland to start her freshman spring semester.  She had a fantastic fall and spring looks promising!  My Hubby's buddy Bob arrived the same day.  Bob is a world-traveling geocache addict expert.  They are off boozing and gambling in Reno discovering geocaches as we speak. 

Confession time--I have some quirky and weird unique ideas and opinions.  For example, I really don't like watching videos online.  I really really don't.  I'd much rather read a news story or tutorial than listen and watch someone present the information in a video.  I find I'm not alone in this--my husband is the same way.  If I want to watch a video, then I have my TV.  I guess that means I'm old and crotchety not embracing technology as much as others.  DON'T JUDGE ME!

I also have an addiction to a little thing for the strike through code.

Regis is retiring.  I'm going to miss him.

Oh the sun is shining!  I've barely seen it in over a week. We have had lots of fog here.  I'm going outside to play in the garden and enjoy it while I can.  Later taters!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Speaking of Which


First things first. Gotta give props, click on Keely's fugly button above (her description, not mine) and check out her randomness.  It's randomly random aka awesomely awesome!

So....(sheepish side step to the right) how you doin?  Me, well I could be here all day if I start that business.  But anyway...

Kids, school, colorguard, holidays, blah, blah, blah.  Speaking of colorguard, we are officially up and running with our winterguard season.  Our show is going a different direction from previous years.  The past two years have been slow, balladish (I made up that word) and poignant.  This year, I wanted to change it up, so we are going with an up-tempo, more butch industrial/techno show so that we don't get pigeon-holed into one set style.  I think it's a good way to keep it interesting and teach my guardie youngsters to embrace change.  I am blessed to have my daughter home from college for another ten days, to help design and teach the show.  Speaking of which...

My kid had a banner first semester of college.  She managed to get all A's and a B, while maintaining a rigorous schedule as part of the OU Pride Colorguard.  She's had a whirlwind break, first flying home then flying back to go to the Fiesta Bowl, and today she flies home again then flies back and starts spring semester in a few weeks.  I am so incredibly proud of her, and to boot, she wrote me the sweetest letter a few months ago.  I can't ask for more, speaking of which...

She is the third of my four children.  They are all in various states of the education process.  They are all happy, healthy and succeeding in their academic pursuits.  I am incredibly proud of all of them, I am so very
blessed.  Speaking of which...

My husband and I just celebrated six wonderful years of marriage.  Nine plus years of this segment of the relationship and thirty-five years of being soul-mates.  If you do the math, yes, we were eleven when he sent me the note in world studies class and I circled yes.  We've only been coupled just over eleven of those years--collectively.  But we do have an enduring love that has lasted all thirty-five years.  In total, it's a cool story which he thinks we should peddle to Lifetime.  He is full of ideas, speaking of which...

He writes a blog!  It is frank, often humorous, insightful, and politically incorrect.  Now, he and I and two of our kids write blogs.  The dog will probably soon be writing one too.  Speaking of which...

Sarah the dog is happy and healthy.  For a diabetic dog, she has beat all the projections.  Our vet is amazed that she isn't blind, but so far, her eyesight seems great.  Except...a few weeks ago, during the lunar eclipse, she decided to chase a cat...that turned out to be a skunk.  Maybe the eyesight ain't so great, hmmmmm.  I was awakened by my frantic husband to assist with the de-skunking.  It was not fun for us or for her.  Somehow, I suspect she didn't learn to leave skunks alone.  We are all being more diligent about when and where she is off-leash.  Speaking of which...

That's all the random I can spare today.  I must dive head-first into my task list.  Toodles!