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Saturday, December 27, 2008


PRAYING FOR COLEMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Coleman did not have a very merry Christmas. On Dec. 24th he was airlifted to the hospital. He was unable to swallow or speak. My heart hurts for him & his family. And for all the children that are fighting this beast. Please include Coleman & his famly in your prayers.






Sunday, December 21, 2008

Who is your Idol?

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL???

Try it without looking at answers
1) Pick your

Favorite number between 1-9
2) Multiply by 3 then
3) Add 3, then again Multiply by 3 (I'll wait while you get the calculator....)
4) You'll get a 2 or 3 digit number....
5) Add the digits together
Now Scroll down ..............



Down..........................




Down..........................










Now with that number see who your ROLE MODEL
is from the list below :
1. Einstein



2. Nelson Mandela



3. Abraham Lincoln


4. Cesar Chavez



5. Bill Gates



6. Gandhi



7. Brad Pitt



8. Hitler


9. Lissete


10. Barack Obama


I know... I just have that effect on people... one day you too can be like

me... :-) Believe it!

PS: Stop picking different numbers - I AM YOUR IDOL, JUST DEAL WITH IT!!!!!!




Thursday, December 18, 2008

Excuse the Mess



I'm messing around with my blog and trying to get my old template back. As if I didn't have anything better to do! I may have messed up though. I hope I don't have to start from scratch.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

OMG

I said that I was not going to watch that new stu*id reality show, 'Momma's Boys". I swore up and down, just as I do every time that a new season of "The Bachelor" begins. But as always, I caved since there is not a single thing on. Can I just say that I already hate that one mom, Mrs.B. I cannot believe the blatant racism & bigootry that spills out of that woman's mouth! I feel sorry for her son. He will probably be single for the rest of his life! He cannot choose a girl that is either black or asian. She can't come from a divorced family or be a "fat-butt". She cant be Muslim or Jewish, becacause momma hates Jewish girls. She must be petite & white. This coming from a lady from Iraq that has a huge a$$. Oh and the girl HAS to cook, clean & do what Momma tells her. No lie that is what she said! If I find a clip, I will post it.

While we are on the subject of bigots, I'm sure that by now you have all seen this. But I thought that I would spread the joy (insert sarcasm). You're welcome.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Remember this? Instead of typing it again, I thought I would direct you to that post. Because, it will be ditto this year again!

But on a lighter and more fun note, look who made Santa's List! This is so cute! Get your kids on the list too!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's a Wonderful Disney Day!

So today I received a cute Disney ornament from my bloggy friend Damselfly @ Growing a Life. It matches perfectly with my tree! Thank you so much Holly!

Then today, I receive this wonderful piece of news:




I'll set up a place & time for autographs soon!!! ;)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

What now?

We finally finished our tree yesterday. And today Danny finished up the outside. When he turned on the outside lights it shorted the whole shebang. The tree, the outside lights, even our foyer light. So being the genius that he is, he fixed it right quick. So I'm walking upstairs and I notice that the top part of the tree is not lit. Not good. Not good at all. The tree is freakin' 9 feet tall and wide as heck on the bottom. PLUS obviously, all my ornaments are on. How the heck are we supposed to fix that??? Without having to take everything off?



Sunday, November 30, 2008

It took me long enough!

Here is a post from 2006. Go ahead, take a look. I'll wait.

Back? Ok, after over 25 years of wanting to do this. I finally did it! And it was just as amazing as I imagined! Pure joy!



Friday, November 21, 2008

I may have jumped the gun a bit on my last post. I was a bit put off by the lady that came to pick up MY doggie. She came by last night with some human treats for us and a Thank You card. She also put a $75 check in the card. We figure she was just overwhelmed at actually having MY doggie back.
Note to self. I must remember not to rush to judge.

Happy weekend all!

Oh, and we will be leaving on our Thanksgiing Cruise on Sunday. SO Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sad

I get attached too quickly and then I end up getting my heart broken. But c'mon, who would not fall in love with this face?? On Thursday Kat rescued this little furball of total cuteness. She was dodging in and out of rush hour traffic and was so close to getting run over. Kat brought her home, we bathed her, brushed her and she made herself totally at home. I fell in love with her at first sight. She didn't have a tag and the only posted flyer that we saw (and called) was for another dog.

She loves being held and cuddled. She gets so happy to see us and her little tail does not stop wagging. Until today.

So last night, Kari saw a flyer with my doggie's picture on it. Mind you it's been four days and the flyer just went up. So I called. They came. They took her. Thing is that my furbaby did not seem very happy to see her owner. Her tail was not wagging and she kept looking at me with sad puppy eyes. I hope that I did the right thing. I hope that they treat her well. I hope that they don't use her for pros-ti-tution breeding and making money, since Yorkies are so fragile.

Kat just pointed out the fact that the owner never once said thank you. She appeared happy to see her doggie, but did not once acknowledge that the doggie was well cared for, that we bought her food & treats, that we bathed her or that we had totally fallen in love with her.
Disregard the water forming in my eyes. It must be allergies :(

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

12 Days of Junkie Giveaways!



To help promote & feature some of the amazing women who have joined the Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon, Tip Junkie has set up the 12 Days of Junkie! It will start TODAY, Tuesday November 11th. You should all also check out the shop-a-thon for your Holiday shopping.

Hurry though, each giveaway runs for only 24 hours!



Friday, November 07, 2008

Crystal Clear...NOT!


I have been a bad blogger. I suppose that an attempt at washing my windows does not make for interesting blog reading, but that is what I did today. Great learning experience. What did I learn? That a) I HATE washing windows b)I suck at washing windows c) It's hard as heck and d) I will never do it again!

I am not cut out for that. I started off ok. I had Danny remove the screens before he left to work. I got my stuff together, including the stinky vinegar. I washed the screens with no problem. Then I started on the windows. First floor only. I quit after doing 5 windows. Our house has 15 windows plus 2 large bay windows(which is like 6 individual), plus a set of french doors. So yeah, I did less than a quarter of them and I will.not. be doing them either. I can still see out of them and that's all that matters!
Look how happy that woman in the picture looks! She should come over and do my windows!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Air Car!

I wonder if I can fit my rear end into one of these Air Cars????








Sunday, November 02, 2008


We go back on the Red Eye yesterday. Trip was fun but exhausting! So I wake up at around noon today, which I guess is 11 Am now, but since my body is still on West coast time, that would be 9, sort of, but not really since they changed time too so maybe it's 8. Whatever. The point is, that I am totally out of whack!

We stayed at the Venetian the first few nihts. We're creatures of habit so we stayed where we always stay. We should try some of the other hotels, they all look great! We also stayed in downtown for one night, which was intersesting. We stayed at the Golden Nugget which was not bad at all! We were pleasantly surprised. Our one night in Death Valley was our most expensive and the worst. Go figure. I literally slept on a board instead of a mattress. I have yet to stay in a nice room inside a National Park.

Vegas was not very kind to us. but we are not big gamblers to start with so the chances were slim to start. Death Valley was HOT but cool to their standards I guess. Way to dry for me though. I think I went through an entire bottle of moisturizer. I could actually feel my skin tightening up and aging!

We ate ALOT. Of course we had m In-n-Out, we had 2 buffets plus one amazing dinner at Envy steakhouse. If you're ever in Vegas, check them out. The food is FANTASTIC and the service is top notch!

I need to get back into the groove of everyday life here. Catch up on blogs. And do laundry. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate doing laundry?



Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wash Out

I got a not so early start to my day today. I was able to make it to Art in the Park by noon. Which was a good thing, since it started rainng the minute that we left the park at around 2PM. It rained non-stop for about 6 hours! The art show was fun and I did buy a bronze piece for my terrace. I'll post a picture once I put it up. It has these razor sharp leaves though. I didn't notice until I got home, but I had scratched my legs and my arms while carrying the stupid thing to the car. People are going to think that I am cutting myself! Little do they know that I am too much of a wuz to ever do that. Heck, when I was a kid, my friend wanted to be blood sisters. So she pricked her finger and when it was my turn, I chickened out!


Here is a picture of what I didn't buy! Honestly, I don't know what anyone would do with something like that. Not being mean, it's still great work on the part of the artist, but really...

I also bought something else. And this alone, makes for a successful outing...

And finally, reason 1,031 why I hate driving in Miami. Here is a quick view of my drive today.

video




Thursday, October 23, 2008

Guess I won't get a sticker!

I went to vote yesterday. Figured I'd avoid the rush. They estimated that the wait was about 4 hours! Nope, it's not gonna happen. Tried again this morning, went down a bit. Just 3 hours. Came home and sent out my absentee request. Call me lazy, but do you realize how much I can get done in 4 hours???? Plus, I avoid all the drama that goes on in line while waiting. I just won't get a sticker!

We may not all have the same views, but thats ok, we're lucky to be able to choose which one we agree with personally. I may not share the same views with some friends and even family members, but it doesn't mean that I love them any less. Same goes for bloggyland. I don't rag on other people's blogs just because I do not agree with them, and I would expect the same courtesy.



It's Opie!... And Richie!

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blogs Can Change Lives - PSPs for Hospitalized Kids

5 Minutes for Mom is partnering with PlayStation to bring PSP® (PlayStation Portable) systems to kids with life threatening or long term illnesses.

They are going to find TEN kids who are dealing with serious illness and periods of hospitalization and gift them each with a PSP Bundle.

I know that many do not like to hear about kids with life threatning illnesses. But the sadly, it is a reality in many young lives. I have mentioned Coleman several times on my blog. Coleman & his twin brother were 2 1/2 years old when he was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma.

I am nominating Coleman for this gift from Sony.

The following is directly from Coleman's Carepage and is written by his mommy:

Coleman had a tumor the size of a tangerine embedded in his cerebellum. It was removed 5 days after diagnosis. Surgery for a port was ahead and Soon saline, heprin, blood counts, transfusion, were all words our two year olds added to their vocab too. Coleman completed a year of chemo, with very little side effects. Exactly one year to the date of diagnosis we went in for our 12th chemo stay with a routine MRI. This was relapse day, and if we thought we had fear the year before, relapse makes that seem small. Two tumors were growing in the same spot as the other, with cancer cells also in the spinal fluid.
Chemo was stopped and we went straight to radiation. Coleman did 7 wks of radiation with no sedation. Caden was there every day to talk to him over the loud speaker during his treatments. They turned it into one big party and actually LOVED going each day.


The tumors responded but had not disappeared. The doctors recommended a stem cell transplant. A central line was placed and in Feb. of '08 Coleman's own cells were harvested and frozen. He received his transplant on St. Patricks Day and spent 28 days inpatient recovering.
There is STILL one spot the doctors are monitoring closely. *** Update as of 8/08 Coleman relapsed 4 months after stem cell transplant with 7 small tumors found in his spine and positive spinal fluid...after much research, the Larson's have traveled to Sloan Kettering in New York to persue further treatment for Coleman.


Caden has been the medicine no doctor could prescribe. The bond the two of them share along with our amazing family and friends, our community and faith in God has gotten us through a time we wondered how we could ever get through. Cancer has changed us, we appreciate the small things in life and cherish the friendships we've made. We live each day to the fullest and don't sweat the small things we once did. Coleman has taught us all that ATTITUDE and FAITH can make a big difference in how you choose to deal with cancer. HE has taught us the true meaning of determination. Cancer takes away so much, but it can't take away the amazing spirit Coleman has displayed each and every chapter of his journey.
Coleman says, "some day I won't need NO more meds or pokes, wight mommy? THEN I tan be NO-MAL!" Amen to that, but I don't think this kid will ever be described as NORMAL, he's way too special for that!



Sugar Overload

Hurray! Last night I attended my last class in the Wilton Cake Decorating Series. Although, I found them quite fun, I must admit that I was all "classed" out! I basically had to lug all my crap to the class along with a cake for the past four months. I like to work at my own pace and needless to say, I was the slowest in the class. There is just so much you can do in 2 hours with about a 15x12 area of workspace. I do admit that I learned quite a bit and am happy that I took the classes. I would also recommend them to anyone interested in cake decorating. I'm just content with practicing in my own home.

So here is my last cake. The cupcakes are for the kids in the childcare where Kari works.




Monday, October 20, 2008

Slacker

I have been slackin' on the blog. I have been so preoccupied with our trip that I forget to not only blog, but I forget to visit blogs.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day here in the MIA. We decided to take advantage of the weather and go waste some gas for a drive. We figured we would take a quick drive west and be back within an hour or two. EIGHT hours later, we finally got back home! We went all the way to Naples, got a bite to eat, then turned around and came back home. We stopped to visit some gators along the way as well.


<----Um, you dont have to tell me !
Car rides do that to people.---->


Monday, October 13, 2008

Cute Kid Tuesday

This one cracks me up every.single.time! Why are you laughing? Can't you see it's an emergency???



Saturday, October 11, 2008

What kind of omen is this?


This house is less than a block away from me. Scared the beejeesuz out of me but didn't stop me from taking pictures! There were a bunch more towards the back of the house that you don't see in the picture. They were only on that house!

Are they no longer wise?

The girls got their wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. Everything went fine and they have very little swelling. I wish that I had taken my camera though. I normally would but the threw a wrench in my plans. They were given that twilight anesthesia. Not totally general since they brethe on their own. But it was hilarious to watch them when the surgery was over! They both would lift their arm up in the air, stare at it and let it drop. They would stick their tongue out and try to look at it. They would just babble incoerently and ask the same thing over & over. Kat asked the nurse for the teeth to put under her pillow about a dozen times. Remember, she is 19! It would have all made for a super funny video albeit a very expensive one.

Before they were taken in, I had to dish out close to $800 for the portion that was not covered by the insurance. They should have given me some anethesia for that!


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

It's Here!

Hurray! My new Rebel Xsi is here! Now I actually have to read the manual an take a course or two twenty! I still have my lttle old faithful point and shoot, that I carry around in my purse at all times. Not only am I able to take regular pictures & video, but I can take underwater pictures & videos! It's an Olympus Stylus 720. They have newer models out but I don't need to upgrade yet.

Anyhoo, I am entering the Sandisk YouTube Film Festival Contest & the Sandisk Contest over at 5 minutes for Mom. I can so use that SDHC card for my new camera plus its a 4GB!

This is the video that I entered. Nothing stupendous. Just a little clip of my nephew showing off under water. If you can, click on over to Youtube an rate it for me. Lie if you have to ;)





Monday, October 06, 2008

Cute Kid Tuesday


I say that to Danny all the time!





I say that to Danny all the time!

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