Just for You... Reviews by Lissete



Wednesday, October 31, 2007


That's how many trick or treaters came to my door. Technically, there were 3 but 2 were together. So only two knocks on my door! The streets were deserted! We get les & less each year. Granted, there is a threat of a Tropical Storm. But it wasn't even drizzling! Sure is not the Halloween that I remember from when I was a kid.

I purposely buy the type that I don't like, so that I won't be tempted. So now I am stuck with 2 huge bowls of candy!

So how was your Halloween??

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Another HUGE Bloggy Giveaway!

*************I have a winner**************

It's time for another huge bloggy giveaway!! Head on over to Shannon's @ Rocks In My Dryer to join in the fun! Last time there were over 400 hundred contests to enter. They will go live on Monday, October 29th so be sure to check back then. I am posting my giveaway now, in case I forget or get too busy on Monday.

My little giveaway for today is the following:

For all you crafty people out there, I am offering up Punch Your Art Out & Punch Your Art Out 2. Both copies are new and ready to be put to good use. I will probably be posting a couple more giveaways before the week is up so check back soon.

Now for the details.

* Please be sure to post a comment and sign the Mr. Linky so that I can have a number record. I will be using Random.org to pick the winner. Only one Mr. Linky entry per person please.

* This giveaway is open to both bloggers & non-bloggers. If you do not have a blog, be sure to leave a valid email addy so that I can contact you.

* I'm sorry but at this time, I can only mail to US addresses.

* I will draw a winner on Saturday, November 3rd @ approx. 5PM.

So have fun visiting blogs, meeting new friends & maybe winning a prize!

If you have a chance,sign my guestbook at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Meet the Jetsons!

I used to watch The Jetsons religiously when I was a kid. I wanted the moving sidewalks, the tv phones, the robot maid. I wanted to be zoomed up to my living room in a clar plastic tube thingy. Even now, I would love that instant dressing, make up & hair machine. Oh & that instand food machine too!

I wanted to live in that house! That's not unusual for me though, seems like I generally suffered from "home envy". I also wanted to live in the Brady House. I don't think it had anything to do with the house itself though. Except for the Jetson house of course.

It probably had more to do with the family & way of life portrayed in the shows. Not that there was anything wrong with my family. Quite the contrary, I had a great family & a great childhood. I had both my parents & 2 brothers. But I was always fighting with one brother. And you never saw that on TV!

I even at one point wanted to live in the Walton's house (g'night John Boy) or the Ingall's house. For crissake. "Little" freakin' house on the Prairie. Walking a gazillion miles to school & back. No indoor plumbing! But, they never fought! Just for the record, we were not scarred for life due to our constant bickering. We both get along. Now.

Anyhoo, I just went off on a tangent. The point of this post is to see if you had seen this. That it may actually be around in the near future is quite scary. It was fun to imagine as a kid. But now, knowing how it is to drive in a metro city & being very familiar with road rage, I'm not too sure. What do you think???

Oh and here is a funny video from my YouTube addiction.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Halloween Costumes

Dawn over at Because I Said So! just posted a really funny post about Halloween Costumes. Funny because I can totally relate. I remember the boxed costumes of the 70's although I only had a store bought costume once. All other halloweens, I had my costumes lovingly handdmade by Mima (grandma). Each was original & guaranteed to be te only one like it. The one time that I did have a store bought plastic costume was one time when I wanted to "be like everyone else" and have a msk to stick my tongue out of! Who would have thunk that i wouuld ever want to be like everyone else!

Be sure to visit Dawn, she is one funny lady!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Giveaway Fun!

Ok, I've been meaning to post some contests that I have come across but I just keep forgetting. So, here goes. Remember, someone has to win right?

First off, the girls @ 5 Minutes for Mom are giving away this super cute pink camera from Casio.
The Casio Pink EX-Z75 digital camera is specially bundled with a camera case with pink stitching and a pink ribbon-clad lanyard to show support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). How cute is that? And for a great cause too!
Hurry and check it out before Oct. 26.
Next up, we have Sheila @ Go Visit Hawaii. She is giving away another great Hawaii prize pack. She has awesome & helpful information for anyone who is planning a trip to Hawaii or just dreaming about it.

Finally, Shannon from Rocks In my Dryer is hosting another ginormous blog giveaway party. It all starts on October 29th. The Dog Days of Summer was a blast and I'm sure this one will be too! I'm already looking around to see what I can give away! Hope ya'll will join in the fun!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Days Like These....

Days like these make me happy that I have big girls! There are days that I find myself wishing that my girls were babies again. This usually happens when I see some cute kid somewhere or I happen to hold a baby. But then, there are days that I am so glad that they are not babies, or even toddlers. I am glad that they are self sufficient young women. Today, is one of those days..

I still feel like crap. My throat hurts. My bones hurt and my body is sore. I can't stop coughing. I have been in bed for the past 2 days. Had my girls been younger, that would not have been the case. Sure, I still would be sick. I would still feel like crap. I could feel like I were on my deathbed. But, I would still have to get up and tend to the girls. Unless, of course, Danny was home. He has always been a great daddy & hubby. If he was not at work he would tend to the girls and their needs. Still does. But now, even when he is at work, I can stay in bed and not have to worry about my kids not eating or being bathed. I don't have to help with homework or get them ready for bed. They do that all on their own. PLUS, they bring me my water and my meals. To.my.room.

Tomorrow is another day. When I feel better, I will miss not having little ones again. I will miss that the girls really don't need me as much as they used to. That they can, basically, make due on their own. But at the end of the day, I am still their mom. And if I had to, I would get up in a heartbeat and do whatever they needed me to.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


I rarely get sick. I've been feeling something coming on since we got back. Yesterday, I started coughing and feeling achy. We went to Carrabba's for my birthday dinner, although I didn't really feel like going out at all. Went to bed and didn't sleep at all because my throat was killing me!

The one time that I don't take Airborne before a flight and I get sick! Coincidence? I'm not sure anymore. I wonder if that stuff actually works?

Anyhoo, I need to feel better by Monday. I have not been to Target in over 3 weeks! I need my Target fix! I'm sure that I have missed out on some awesome deals! : )

In other news, I went to pay Danny's Amex today and I see 2 charges for airline tickets. LA-Minneapolis and MN-LA. Both while we were in Hawaii. According to the AMEX guy, quite possibly when we had dinner before we left on our trip, the waitress swiped our card on a personal swiper and was able to use our account. Thief! And to think that we tipped her over 20%! He suggests that we always watch when they swipe our card. SO we now must get up and follow our server when they swipe our card. Then we must explain that it is not personal but we really can't trust anyone anymore. Sad. Really, really sad.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Another Year Older

I woke up today and realized that I am 41!

Ugh! I'm buying this for myself!

Anyhoo, I was going to catch up on the blogs but I would be lying if I said that I would. So, I will just start from today on. It would be an mission impossible to try to play catch up. I've already seen a few contests up, and I will share those later. I was so happy to learn that Rachel also won a pair of Ryka sneakers from their giveaway! I love giveaways!

Ta-Ta for now!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dead Tired!

That just doesn't fully describe how my body feels just about now. My internal clock is totally discombobulated. We got in on the Red Eye yesterday@ 6:30 AM. Since we are too poor & cheap to fly 1st class we were stuck on a 3 across row. I ALWAYS have to sit by the window, that leaves poor D in the middle. If we are lucky, no one will sit in the aisle seat and I can lay down and sleep the entire way. We weren't lucky. I barely slept. I got a crick on my neck and my body hurts. But we are home. Safe. I'm with my girls. And I'm sleeping in my own bed.

I actually woke up at 1:30 PM today. It's a beautiful day out, but I am indoors. In my pj's. Trying to catch up on the gazillion shows that are on my DVR.

We totally enjoyed our entire vacation.

For the record, we were away for 20 days.
We visited Los Angeles, Maui, the Big Island, Oahu & Los Angeles again.

I got on 6 planes, 1 tiny propeller plane, and a freakin' helicopter!
We travelled from LA to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines

. That is officially my all time favorite airline!
Customer service, on time, planes... everything!

We went through a total of 6 different rental cars.

Stayed in 6 different accomodations.

And took 3122 pictures.

I won't bore your with all the details. Just share some of our pictures. Most are scenery.
The ones with both of us are usually the double chin, taken at arms length type.


Big Island


And finally, because Danny truly believes that this street was named after me:


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Quick Check In

We are still in Hawaii but finally have a bit of down time. We are on the Big Island right now. We spent 7 days on Maui and have been here for 3 days so far. Right now we are in Volcano in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Tomorrow morning, God help me, I will be getting on a helicopter and vomiting my brains out flying over Kilauea Volcano.

I will post more when I get back. But in the meantime, I will leave you with these pictures of the sunrise at Haleakala. Truly amazing!

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