Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring has UN-sprung

Everyone here knows the saying, "If you don't like the weather in {insert your hometown here}, then wait 5 minutes."

HA . . .

HA . . .

HA . . .

We've had snow storms and cold weather since the beginning of October 2009. I'm tired of having cold toes, blue fingers, and a frosty butt!! Mother Nature is playing a cruel joke on us. 75 degrees for two days and then this is what we woke up to this morning:MORE snow!!!

And then as we drove to school and work, this is what we saw:

Snow really IS beautiful!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring has sprung!

Since I was such a tomboy growing up, no one would have guessed that underneath the manure, back tag glue, hay, and wet horse smell, that I liked girlie things. I'm not sure I even realized it until I was in my 30s. Who doesn't love flowers, glitter toes, and massages?!

Here's what we did today to satisfy my girlishness for the week: The Tulip Festival (my most favorite flowers EVER!)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Grover, and Gaga, and Pintos . . . Oh My!

Five Question Friday here I come!! Join in. It really is fun getting to know other bloggers. Here's what you do: Copy and Paste the following questions to your blog and answer them, and if you want to link up using the Link at the bottom (formerly known as McLinky) so that others can read what words of wisdom you have to impart, feel free. Thanks, Mama M!!

1. What was the first car you owned?
2. What song are you embarrassed to know the lyrics to?
3. Have you ever had stitches?
4. What was your first job?
5. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character?

Here's my two cents:

1. What was the first car you owned?

This will TOTALLY give away my age (ok, my previous post did that, not this question!). I had a Ford . . . wait for it . . . PINTO. Woohoo!! And boy, did I feel cool driving around in THAT!

2. What song are you embarrassed to know the lyrics to?

I've mentioned this before, but I DO like Lady Gaga, even though some of her lyrics are a little dicey. So right now I know the lyrics to most of the songs on both the CDs we have. But, as a 17 year old (even for my 21 year old) to have your mom sing: "Cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin . . ." is just a little TOO much.

3. Have you ever had stitches?

Oh, yes. I'm including surgeries in this one, since I'm just slightly accident prone. I've fallen down the stairs one too many times and have had to have 3 knee surgeries and 1 ankle reconstruction (probably more than 30 stitches there). My last mishap was from the garbage. NEVER, EVER, push the garbage down in the can to make room for more. You might find a can lid that wasn't dropped in to the can properly. That little space saving measure cost me feeling in the side of thumb and several stitches.

4. What was your first job?

I always tell my kids I started working when I was 9. In spirit, I did, but wasn't legally paid until I was of age (15?). We had a family business and my brothers and I all worked there until we left home (some of us even came back after college). We did everything from filing papers to shoveling manure. Guess which one was my favorite? :)

5. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character?

I didn't grow up with Sesame Street, so didn't ever watch it much until I was in my late 30s (I worked for PBS and didn't have a choice then!). I'd have to say it's a toss up between two: Grover and the Cookie Monster. They're both so goofy and deep down, they care about others (yes, I know they aren't real!).
Have at it!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

AARP or Bust

I'm only 50 (ok, 51 in 3 months). That's not that old, but according to my boys "I'm older than dirt" and according to society I'm past my "prime." To both statements I say: HA!!!

Of course, most days my knees hurt when I sit too long or when I get up from my comfy couch (OKAY, so if I got OFF that couch more often, they might not hurt as much!).

My memory isn't quite as sharp as it used to be; but then, there are SOME things I'd LIKE to forget (ummm...the year 2005!?).

Looking in the mirror (or through the eyes of my "observant" children, I have more gray hair every day. . . even in my eyebrows!

I still have radar hearing, which is terrific . . . except at 11:30pm when my neighbor starts her laundry and then jumps on the treadmill for 45 minutes!!

I'm not going to let the world OR my family put me in a nursing home just yet. I'm still going to get glitter toes and dance around a stage in a musical with a bunch of 20 somethings and listen to Lady Gaga . . .

. . . and to all the AARP mail I've been getting . . . thanks, but no thanks . . . I. AM. NOT. OLD!! (well maybe for $16/year I can start getting those AARP discounts on cruises)

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's Friday!!! I was looking forward to 5QF and wanted to get this posted early so someone would have a chance to read it, but alas . . . SLACKER!

No, really . . . I forgot. I'll be lucky if anyone even reads this post this week because I'm so far down on the McLinky list, but I've been working hard on creating positive thoughts this week so my positive thought is . . .


So here goes . . . if you want to participate copy and paste the questions. If you want to link up using the McLinky, you can do that at the end of my blog. Thanks, Mama M!

1. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Wow . . . I get a movie made about ME? Hahahahaha. I'm pretty boring. But since we're dreaming, I'll go with Demi Moore. We have some of the same features. And since we're dreaming . . . I'll just play HER and have that cute Ashton Kutcher on my arm :)

2. Did you ever go to summer camp?

I picture summer camp as being something only rich kids did because their parents didn't want them around for the summer. That wasn't me . . .

But our family went camping almost every summer for 1-2 weeks and THAT was better than any summer camp.

3. What sends you running and screaming in the other direction?

ANY . . . and I mean ANY kind of creepy, crawly thing will send me bolting in the opposite direction. I know they're all God's creatures and have a purpose here on Earth . . . but really . . . what purpose does a a tiny mouse scurrying out from under my stove have, except to scare the pee out of me?!?!

4. What is something you do that drives your spouse nuts?

HA!! There are too many to choose from when
I look at this, but if you were to ask my loving husband, he'd probably tell you that he can't come up with anything . . . cue the "awwwwwws."

Since I'M choosing, I'd have to say I drive him nuts with the sheets. I can't stand wrinkles in my sheets at night. If there is the slightest little bump or roll in the sheet, it keeps me awake. I'm like the story
"The Princess and the Pea" to the nth degree. I have even made him get up in the middle of the night to help remake the bed. Thanks, sweetheart!!

5. What is currently your favorite song?

This is tough, since when I listen to music I pay attention more to the beat and rarely notice the title or artist. Since I have two young men in my house who listen to all the latest music, I'd have to say "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga. I know . . . weird that a 50 year old would listen to her :)

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