Saturday, August 29, 2009


Okay, when it comes to trying "new" foods, I made a vow this past year to try the "new" food before I said YUCK.

I have really found a lot of really good things to eat that normally I would have just passed up. For example, I have really learned to love Broccoli Salad. It is one of the most fantastic dishes and if I had not agreed to "try" the new foods, I would have missed this completely.

Now, today, in this past hour, I have discovered a wonderful new food. It is not necessarily the best for you, but it is so savory and delicious and warm and tasty. It is the apple empanada from Taco Bell. Who knew?

Oh apple empanada, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Y'all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A great man passed away this morning..........

No, I am not talking about Ted Kennedy. I don't consider him to be great. Didn't care for him while he was alive, so I don't see any need to be hypocritical and pretend that I do now. (Don't get me started on him, that's a whole nother post).

I am speaking of Richard McCulley. This man has had CF his entire life and since I joined the blogging world a little over a year ago, has been battling stage 4 colon cancer. Richard lost his courageous battle with this hideous, hateful disease this morning.

He leaves behind his wife and two wonderful boys. His wife Kori has the most amazing faith. And it is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I am so glad that I got to know him through her blog.

Kori, love you girl. Praying for you. I can see Richard's wonderful smile as he is walking with Jesus around heaven now. No more pain, no more cancer. Only peace and love. God bless both you and the boys in this time of sorrow.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It's the most wonderful time of the year..............

Pardon me for taking this saying back from that office supply store, we were sayin it long before they ever thought to use in their commercials....but I digress.....

Only one more day, and the kiddos are back in school. For all of those who are wondering, we have decided not to home school this year for several reasons. Thanks to all of you for your support and advice.

I am still going to be very active in my children's schools, no exactly the same, but the best I can do this year.

Hope all of our little ones have a great start to a fantastically blessed school year.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Translation help, please........

I need help, in the most important way. I need someone to translate for me.

Here is the phrase that I would like tranlated from English into any language any of you speak.

Go clean your room.

That's right. Just four little words. But apparently, my son, is not comprehending the English.

He came in here, after I have told him twenty times to clean his room and asked me this question. "Mom, does my room have to be clean, clean, or just clean enough that I can walk in it?"

HELLO..........are you kidding me?
So, if anyone can translate that, I would sincerely appreciate it.

You know what Madea said at the end of Family Reunion......

Lady, why the H _ _ _ did you bring that crying baby up here in the theatre, you know people trying to watc a movie, you just rude. Take that baby outside so people can watch their movie.

As a participant of Ticks Me off Tuesday, this is my rant.

Last night, my family went to the movies. This is a pretty rare thing for the five of us to be able to go at once. We went to see Ice Age 3. No spoilers, I promise.
We all got our popcorn and settled in to enjoy this entertainment. I was excited from all the previews I had seen, I was betting this was going to be a good movie.
There was a group of teenagers in front of us and yes, I admit it, I generationally profiled. I just knew the girls and boys were gonna be all giggly and carrying on and Ithought to myself, "Great, just great. A bunch of hormonally wild teenagers". But surprisingly, they behaved very well. Or, the fact that the baby behind us cried the entire freaking movie could have distracted me from their behavior.
I mean, come on, as soon as the movie began, this child, started whining about popcorn. The mother told her no to sit down. Okay, if I heard sit down once, that woman said it 800 times during the movie. And every time she told the kid to sit down, she would smack her on the leg. And of course, the kid would start crying.
Constant whining for popcorn and wanting to sit in Grandma's lap and crying and hollering NO and mom saying sit down NOW.
I turned around several times to look at these people, hoping they would get a clue. And I didn't feel like getting shot (cause you just don't ever know about people these days).
It just amazes me, the level of total disregard for anyone else besides themselves. When my two year old went to the movies, Oh that's right, I didn't take my two old to the movies because they would have cried and made someone else not enjoy the movie. And if my two year did scream NO at me, we certainly wouldn't have just sat there and popped them on the leg. That only made her cry harder.
I wanted to throw my popcorn bucket at her and scream GIVE THE FREAKING KID SOME POPCORN ALREADY!!!
Have you ever been that rude? Didn't you get up and take your crying child to the lobby for a moment until they calmed down?
I simply cannot wrap my mind around the logic this woman was using. I know mommy's want to watch movies too, but come on. There's no way she could have been watching the movie with all the sit downs and smacking going on back there.
Wade in, give me your take.....and have a great day.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I am a weiner.................

Hey everybody, last week I won a contest over at John Deere Mom.

I won this beauty.................

I love it. Thanks John Deere Mom. Love your kids' pics. Hope you are settling nicely into the new school year.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hello everyone out there in radio and TV land.......

Well, as we begin the countdown to the last days of summer for my kids, (yeah, can ou believe they don't start back here until the 24th? What's up with that?) I was just wondering if anyone else feels that sense of absolute relief that I no longer have to come up with ways to get rid of....I mean, ways to pawn my kids off.... no, no, what I mean to say is find ways to keep my lovelies entertained for every waking hour of everyday?
I'm so ready for school to be back in session. I love my little ones (and my not so little ones) but it's time for them to be learning and busting some books and all that schooly stuff.
Oh sure, the first couple of days will be lonely, but WOO-HOO after that. I can find the time to have my hair did and get me a pedi. Phone not ringing while I'm sitting in the chair at the beauty parlor.......
So, what are your plans to do for yourself when your kids go back to class?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Its a birthday swap. No, not my birthday, Shawn's birthday.

I don't really know Shawn. But I do like her blog and I'm all about

a swap. So check out this sweet little swap going on. Hope you can

join us.

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Hero Returned Home today.................

Today started out as any other day. Get my son up and get him to his tutoring on time. Today, I had to take my 7 year old with me to my dental appointment. She was good as gold. I had two cavities drilled and filled. Routine stuff, nothing special.

When I got finished at the dentist, I had an email waiting for me from my husband.

"Call me as soon as you finish in the dentist's office". Uh oh. This can't be good, I thought.

So I called him. He asked me if I had anything pressing to do and I responded that I didn't. He was calling me to ask me to join him on a roadside in Gainesville to pay honor and last respects to a soldier from Gainesville who was coming home today.

I sped over to the place (about 30 miles away). This is certainly one place that I wanted to be.

I didn't know this soldier. Didn't even know his name. But he didn't know me either, yet he served his country and paid the ultimate price for me. For all of us. Whether you agree with the war or not, don't you agree that to take a few minutes to honor a fallen hero is something we should all try to do?

I cannot be at every one. Logistically, financially, it is impossible. But I do pray for every person in our military, both foreign soil and domestic soil. I got a good picture of the hearse and some of the escort. As the family passed by, I found myself sobbing for them. May God bless them and comfort them in this time of their profound loss.

God bless America and God bless our soldiers. We thank you and we love you all.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hello, hope everyone is well. i sriously underestimated my addiction to major league baseball.