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Friday, March 31, 2006

Tai Shan

Tai Shan
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We would like to go to Washington DC for spring break to see this little one at the National Zoo. Last minute flights are super expensive and I know that I can't make a non-stop drive. 16 hours in a car.... hell no! Kari will be car sick before we even get out of Florida. So, considering that we can't leave until Tuesday afternoon around 4:00 PM, driving is not an option since we need to be back by Saturday. This is all Danny's idea, we have our 2 week trip planned for June.... maybe he won the lottery and didn't tell me about it!!!???!!!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

3rd Time's a Charm

After attempting to grow my own herbs and ultimately killing them 2X, I am going to try once again. I ended up with Oregano, Chives, Italian Parsley & Sweet Basil. And since I was on a roll, I also bought Roma Tomato, Beefsteak Tomato & Green Bell Peppers. Might as well spread the killing joy with my black thumb.

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To change the subject entirely.... we went to the fair last night. Another GREAT gatronomical adventure for sure! But I am absolutely positive that all the walking combated all the calories consumed! The girls abandoned us in favor of their friends so it was just me & Danny, my partner in food crime!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

It came back to life!

I had all but given up on my hibiscus plant. But it came back to life and is full of lovely buds. today there were 4 open, beautiful, big flowers.

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I think I want to plant some more of these. I want to feel like I'm in Hawaii since I doubt that I will be going there any time soon.

Monday, March 27, 2006

This weekend has been absolutely BEAUTIFUL. A bit chilly but gorgeous.

Danny & I went out for dinner to Houston's on Saturday night. After getting rave reviews and recommendations, we decided to try it for ourselves. We arrive and there is a 45 minute wait. While we are waiting outside Danny spots Gary, a co-worker & his girlfriend. We start talking and decide to have dinner together. We had a really good evening. The food was absolutely fabulous! I had 2 amaretto sours and I was totally tipsy! Needless to say, I can no longer hold my liquor.

Sunday, we had my parents, brother & nephew over for BBQ. Danny made baby back ribs, yum. Plus I made loaded mashed potatoes, corn & creme brulee for dessert. Another nice day.

Is it any wonder that I am not losing any weight??? Between Houston's & baby backs how can I?? I can tell you that this baby's back is HUGE! Why is it that all our outings & get togethers involve food????

Danny had Kat drive him to Costco although I told him that se was not ready to go on Kendall Dr. How she tells it, he kept yelling. He says that she was getting too close to the cars in front of her. She learns from the best, he gets really close and freaks me out. I'm sort of glad that he got a taste of his own medicine!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

How Did I Survive the 70's????

Well, Danny just took a HazMat class on the danger of Mercury and what to do if they come in contact with it. I just realized that I am a walking MIRACLE!!! When I was a kid, I would get soooo happy when the thermometer would break! I would PLAY with the mercury for hours and put it away for later when I was done! I'm sure that I never washed my hands before rubbing my face or eating either!

So because of this conversation I thought I would post this for fun.

Born Before 1979

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, butwe weren't overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Thosewho didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

Dreary, ugly day today

But we have rain!!! Yay!!! Our grass must be very happy right about now. Hopefully it will help taper down all the grass fires. I have a bunch of things to do today but I hate driving in the rain. Driving in the rain in Miami scares me even more.

I wish I could sleep during the day, it's GREAT sleeping weather.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Still afraid to fly

Although I did get on a plane 5 months ago, for the first time.... at the age of 39, i am still freaking out about our upcoming trip. In less than 3 months, the ticker below is more exact.

I did really well last time. Yeah I cried when we took off, and I practically clapped when we landed but everyone does that don't they???? The Ativan I took earlier did absolutely NOTHING for me. I had to pee really bad but I held it as long as possible because I was afraid to unbuckle my seatbelt. Finally couldn't hold it anymore. Got up, went to the restroom, wondered how anyone could be a member of the mile high club, started to pee, then it happened.... the flight's (and my) first turbulence! Totally freaked out and ran back to my seat while Danny just laughed. Dumb Man!

I must admit though, that the view of the Grand Canyon were AMAZING! As was the view of Vegas at night when we took off.

Since I was feeling so brave and considered myself a world traveler, I immediately started planning our California Vacation. So now, everything is booked. I have the air, the car , accommodations & Disneyland tickets. Now I'm beginning to panic again.

I suppose it is because the girls will be with us this time. It's their first flight, my second... I'm the pro remember??? How am I going to hide my fear from them????

Monday, March 20, 2006

Tired of trying

I'm so sick & tired of trying to lose these damn 20 lbs. No matter what I do, I don't even lose 1 lb. I'm exercising, I'm eating right. I don't see any results so then why should I deny myself???? I don't buy clothes because everyting looks horrid. I've given up on trying clotes on at the store because I'll cry in the fitting room. I have less than 3 months before we leave on vacation. I NEED to lose some weight!

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I could spend hours there! The best part is that I don't need to try anything on!
I would absolutely love to own everything in that store!

Friday, March 17, 2006

I'm feeling sick.....

I took the girls to the doctor today for a check up. They are never sick, Thank God, so they rarely need to go. Just sitting in the waiting room made me feel sick. Sitting in the waiting room for an hour made me sicker! I keep saying that we need to stop going to the pediatrician. The girls are 17 & almost 16, they can start going to a big people doctor. But they LOVE their Dr. and I LOVE her too. They don't want to go to anyone else. They plan on seeing Dr. Gladys until they are at least 21.

Kat's birthday "weekend" continues. She had friends over last night. They went out for her birthday tonight. There are plans for another "birthday" outting tomorrow. And Sunday we are taking 10 of her "closest" friends to Benihana for her "birthday". So I ask, how long can she milk it????

Danny is working at the fair tonight. He is on bike rescue. This is the funniest thing ever! He runs calls on a bike! In shorts! He looks so SEXAY!!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

17 Years Ago, Today

I gave birth to my 1st baby girl. I can't believe she is 17! OMG, I feel soooo old!

Happy Birthday My Kat!

Monday, March 13, 2006

It's been a very long time.....

I missed a turn today and ended up in front of the cemetary. Not just any cemetary, it's the one where my Kristyn is buried. I'm not the type that visits graves often. I did at first. But it's been a several years now. I pulled in, parked and walked towards where I remembered her site was. I walked & walked. I could not find it! There were so many more plaques than there had been the last time I was there. MANY, MANY more. What breaks my heart the most is that this is the baby area. 98% passed before they were 1. I finally did find it. She's always in my heart.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

First Blog, First Post

I finally succumbed to the blog! I figured that this would be a way to jot down my daily musings, thoughts, ideas and just whatever pops into my head. Although I love reading other peoples blogs, I'm not sure if I will publicize my own. We'll see....

Here is a little about me.

My Love

I was born in October 1966. You do the math. I live in Miami with my husband of 18 years. We have 2 teenage daughters Katrina & Karilyn and 1 angel in heaven. We lost Kristyn to SIDS when she was 4 months old.

I am currently a stay at home mom, an occassional scrapbooker, an avid scrapbook stuff collector, and a professional shopper. It hasn't always been like this. I used to work for a living.
I have worked in retail, for an interior decorator, in an office, for a major shipping company(10 yrs), for a major cruiseline and for myself as a real estate agent(10 years). All but the 10 year stints were part times here & there.

My Heart
I had a heart attack in 2002 at the age of 35. I have familial hyperlipidemia (hereditary high cholesterol) I was 35, female, weighing 115lbs. Who would have thunk it???!!!??? I'm doing good now. Cholesterol's down, I take a ton of meds, I diet & exercise occasionally, yet I am currently about 15 lbs overweight and trying to lose it.

Anywho, that's my life in a nutshell, somewhat. I'm going to try to keep up with this blog, we'll see how it goes.

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