Just for You... Reviews by Lissete



Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Almost Time

Check out my countdown on my sidebar! Tomorrow we leave. I am already anxious. I've been up since 4:30 AM. Didn't sleep at all. I have a doctor appointment today, hopefully I won't forget to ask for a script for Ativan. My nerves are already on high alert!

We leave tomorrow for LA. Then 2 days later, I get on another plane to Hawaii. For a person who HATES to fly, who just only got on a plane for the first time EVER 2 years ago, this trip is going to take the cake! I will get on 6 planes (one of which might be a prop. plane) and then quite possibly unless I chicken out a freakin' helicopter! I'm definitely going to need an entire bottle of Ativan!

Have I mentioned that Danny is worse than a girl??? He has just emptied his entire closet into his suitcase! He won't even wear 1/4 of the stuff he's taking. Freak! Me on the other hand, I have one small section of my suitcase with my clothes and the rest is full of crap! Lotions, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, etc. I need to learn to simplify that part of my packing.

Better get ready to go to the doctor. I hate going there! Just a bunch of blah, blah, blah!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What a Nice Surprise!

Remember this??

Well, I got home today and found a package on my front steps. This is what it contained.......

Thank You Ryka!!!!!

Just thought I'd share. I think there is still time to enter the giveaway, so head on over to Ryka if you haven't already done so!

Now back to my packing.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Indian Giver?

As you all know, Kat started college this year. She got the Fl. Medallion scholarship through Bright Futures, which covers 75% of her tuition. This is funded through the FL. Lottery & is available to all Fl. Students as long as their GPA & Test scores meet the requirements. Kat met the requirements. She graduated cum laude with a Superintendent's Certificate of Distinction. She received her award letter for Bright Futures in April & she accepted it.

She has now received a letter from the University stating that her award had been cancelled because she is not on the Master Eligibility List. So she calls the Director of Bright Futures and they basically tell her "Too Bad, So Sad". They say that she applied too early!! A month too early. That there is nothing that can be done & she will not be receiving her scholarship. They insist that letters were sent out. Do they actually believe that if we received something stating that her scholarship, her lifeline to her education, was in jeapardy, we would not have done something about it? I am absolutely livid! If she did apply too early then why would she receive the award in the 1st place?

Kat is in tears. Her stress level is going through the roof. She doesn't want to speak to that lady because she was basically rude to her and would not let her speak. So now she will be writing letters. To the Governor of the State of FL, to the State Reps, and to whoever else she can think of. She has worked her entire High School years for this and it is just not fair.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Sad Day

Yes, that's my brand new car. I was at Home Depot, I never go to Home Depot, because I HATE Home Depot. Anyhoo, I decided to stop in since I was in the area and Danny had been looking for something, so I figured that I would go check at HD. So I go in and grab what I was looking for, but then I got distracted by the kitchen displays and then the orchids outside caught my attention. So, I was in there for about 1/2 hour or so. I go out to the parking lot and walk to my car. Oh, that's not my car. Sure looks like it. But mine is brand new. I click my keychain, and THAT car honks & lights blink. OMG! It's my freakin' car! Someone hit my car in the parking lot. Quite hard. It looks worse in person. I remember, when I was a kid, that my mom once hit a car in a parking lot just a slight dent, yet she waited there for about an hour till the owner came out. She also once drove over 30 miles to return a purse that she found in a public restroom. She was offered some $$, but she did not accept. God knows that she really needed it, as my dad had just passed away recently and she was alone with the 3 of us. But that's just the type of person that she is. And I am happy to have learned from her example. Problem is, I expect others t be the same. Wrong!

Sorry to go off on a tangent, but like I've mentioned before, I just type what I'm thinking! Back to what I was saying, I had to call the police to get a police report in case I had to go through my insurance.

While sitting there waiting, I hear units racing by with lights & sirens. I mean lots of units. I even hear alot more in the distance. I call Danny and they had just received a call for officers down. A man had just shot at 4 police officers with an AK47. One of the officers unfortunately lost his life.

My trivial whining about my damage suddenly became more stupid to me. Yes, I am still mad that people destroy my property and just walk away. But this criminal just took another man's life and walked away. HUGE difference. My car will get fixed. The officer's family's hearts will never be fixed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I can't believe that it has been 6 years. Seems like only yesterday. Strange how I sometimes do not remember what happened two days ago but I clearly remember what I was doing on 9/11/2001.

I had just gotten home from dropping the girls off at school. I turned on one of the morning news shows while I got ready to go on a daily Target run. There was breaking news reporting that it appeared that a plane had hit the WTC. At first, I figured that it was a small cessna type plane but then they said that it was a commercial aircraft. I called Danny at work and I was already freaking out. First of all, my brother is a flight attendant for American. Second, in my mind, there was no way that this was accident. How could a huge passenger plane be flying low enough to hit a building, head on, so far away from an airport? Not falling from the sky. Then, as I was on the phone with my eyes glued to the TV, I see the second plane it. The first words out of my mouth were "Oh. my God!!!" I actually yelled and Danny was on the road so he was not watching TV. So he was trying to figure out my hysterics.

I decided to go pick up the girls from school. Every other parent must have had the same thought. We all wanted our kids with us at that moment.

It was two days later when we finally heard from my brother. He was safe. Unfortunately, we also heard that a friend of ours who worked at the WTC was missing. Unfortunately, he lost his life that day. May God bless Pete & all those who perished.

Always Remember.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Security Camera

I have been wanting to install security cameras for a while now. Especially after waking up to this one morning about 2 years ago. We think that Danny was followed that day for the stupid rims. Anyhoo, today I watched from upstairs as the UPS guy came up my driveway, stopped short of my front porch and tossed my package! I was livid! This is the same guy who decided to walk all over our freshly poured concrete driveway that had yellow "caution do not cross" tape all around! Idiot! I want it on tape so that I can send it to their corporate office to show how brown delivers! Not that they'd care anyway.

I figured that I am not the only one who has this problem and I was right! Here's another:

Bank Account of Life

This is AWESOME....something we should all remember.

A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably coifed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.

His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.

As he manoeuvred his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window. "I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

"Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait." I said.
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied. "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it."

"It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away. Just for this time in my life. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. "

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories! Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing .

" Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Do you know how hard it is to juice a Key Lime???? HARD! They are sooo tiny! I wanted to may these yummy sounding cupcakes. The recipe was posted at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. I love to bake and they sounded easy enough. NOT! At least not for me. First, the juicing part then the filling part. So I just decided to frost without filling then serve with a dallop of the filling stuff.

So what has been going on in my oh so exiting life? Well, yesterday, Danny & I went to SUPER Target, Lowes, Costco & Sweet Tomatoes (Yum!). Exciting right?? Then Danny put up shelves in my craft room. Can I get an ooooohhhhh, aaahhhh!

I haven't had much to write about. Been getting last minute stuff for our trip. ELEVEN more days. Seems surreal! This is going to be the longest vacation that we have ever taken. Plus it's the longest time away from the girls. We will be gone for 20 days. I am regretting our decision to go away for so long. I know that they are not babies but I still worry.
Anyhoo, better get back to my list making. Although, inevitably, I will forget something!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

One Tequila... Floor!

I know, it's supposed to be one tequila, two tequila, three tequila... Floor! But in my case, it's only one!! Sad but true. Danny & I went to Chevy's for dinner tonight. Excellent food by the way and I don't even like mexican food. The steak in the steak fajita was to die for! Anyhoo, back to the floor. I had one, yes one, Mango Margarita. Just so you know, I don't like tequila either. But the bartender assured me that I would like it and if not, she would make something else for me. I LOVED it. It was delicious. It was also frozen. I have a history with frozen drinks. I guess it numbs up my taste buds so I don't feel the alcohol while I'm drinking it. BUT, ten minutes after I finished it my ears and face felt hot and my eyes felt like they were about to burn right out of the sockets. Not at all impaired though. I can no longer hold my liquor!

This is from the queen of college quarters games! I'll still love my froo froo girly frozen drinks and will deal with the burning eyeballs later.

Monday, September 03, 2007

My Present!

Let me just say that I'm not a big car fanatic. I'm actually indifferent about the whole car thing actually. My motto is: As long as it gets me from oint A to Point B, I'm happy. But this was one car that I actually liked and mentioned it to Danny in passing. He took me to the dealer for a look see. And I fell in love. Next thing you know he decided to buy it. The kicker is that instead of getting rid of my MDX, he decided to get rid of his beloved truck! He had longed for a truck for a very long time. He finally bought it in 2005, but rarely uses it. Except to haul stuff every once in a while. Or move people's stuff. Because he was "the friend with a truck". But not only did he want me to have this car, I think he secretly likes it too. Maybe not so secretly. :) So now his big ol' Ram 1500 Hemi truck is for sale. Only 11K miles on it. Hopefully it sells soon.

Anyway, back to my present. So without further ado... here it is...

I love it! It's a VW Eos. I have never owned anything other than a Honda or an Acura. So this is a big change for me! I can't wait till the weather cools down a bit and I can leave the top down more often. It's just not gonna happen in this 100 degree weather! Kari calls it my midlife crisis car. Call it whatever you want. I'm a happy camper. I'm so over car seats and being taxi mom. I've spent 20 years w/ a four door sedan or suv. It was time for a change. It's still a 4 seater so we can all fit and go out together. Who knows, maybe the circle of life will have me back in a sedan when the grandkids come. But in the meantime, I will enjoy!

How about an IPod too!

Books and Shuffles & I-Pods! Oh My!

Camy Tang is hosting a terrific contest to win a bunch of cool prizez. Including but not limited to an 8 GB I Pod! Camy is the Author of Sushi for One which will be included in all the prize packs. So go check it out! If you enter, feel free to give me a little sumthin sumthin and use me(Lisseted) as a referral! Shameless plug, I know, but I need all the help I can get!

FREE Shoes!

I Love Shoes! I Love FREE shoes even more! I am hoping to win a pair to use on my "beloved" treadmill!

You too can have a chance to win by visiting both "I Should Be Folding Laundry" and her other blog "Tales from the Scales". The winner can choose ANY pair of shoes from the Ryka website. How cool is that???

But hurry! The giveaway will end on Wednesday, September 5th at 9:00 pm. CST.

If you end up not winning, starting September 5th, Ryka is giving away 30 pairs of shoes a day until October 16th. That's over 1200 pairs of shoes!

Good Luck!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Desperate Times, Call for Desperate Measures

I'm about to make a salad
on my head!


Since I know that everyone is on the edge of their seats, waiting to find out how my hair did with the mayo, I decided to fill y'all in.
It wasn't as bad as I imagined. It was kind of gross just knowing that it's mayo. I added some vanilla extract to get rid of some of the smell.
Didn't want to walk around smelling like a bologna sandwich ya know??

Anyhoo, it definitely softened up my hair some but the perm is not going anywhere anytime soon. It also washed out quicker than I expected with no lingering smell. I might just have to try it again next week. Sure is cheaper than buying a ton of products!

Oh, and I got a HUGE present. But that deserves it's own special post since I am super excited!!!!!!

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