Thursday, December 27, 2007

Exercise for Life, right?

I've started exercising at the Claremore Rec Center after putting it off for months now. I wasn't sure I would ever talk myself into and after the weather turned cold, the thought of getting out in the cold just to go walk made my procrastination that much more to deal with. But I've started and if I can just keep going, I'll at least feel more energized and not so lazy.

I'm getting ready to go to Florida. I've forgotten, what does warm feel like and what should I wear while I'm there?

Saturday, December 22, 2007


As the days get colder, Kami finds places to keep warm and still be in the sun.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Our Traditions

Cody made a powerpoint CD at school of his Christmas memories and brought it home to share with us. One of the things he listed as his favorite Christmas tradition was going to restaurants. When do we do this?? And then his favorite Christmas food was brownies, which I've never made at Christmas. Oh and another one of our traditions is that we have two Christmases. One at our house and one with the neighbors. The neighbors??

No more leaves!

The pool is covered so I'm done chasing leaves out of the pool this fall. Thank goodness!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

And the Stockings are hung...

I'm finished with Christmas shopping, presents are wrapped, and the laundry is done. I know... that last item isn't Christmas related. But it's worth bragging about.

What ever shall I do tomorrow??

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Neighborhood Bunko group

My neighborhood had their first Bunko night. It was fun and over with quickly because we only played 2 rounds and that was perfect. We started off the night with a quick meal and then had a gift exchange. I had the Bunko dice at the end of the night so I won a gift, which was a couple of ornaments for the Christmas tree. I will be hosting Bunko in February so if you have any ideas for a Valentines Day Bunko night... don't keep it to yourself.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12 hours

After 12 hours without electricity, I'm happy to say that power was restored and we are warm and happy. My heart really goes out to those who still do not have any heat and are somehow managing to sleep in the cold. Every now and then our power goes off and back on again. I think that someone is letting us know that we better watch out because what is given can be taken away.

The kids are returning to school tomorrow and although they might not be happy about it, it's good that they won't have any more days to make-up due to this storm. Lost days now are lost days of summer. And we can't have that with a new swimming pool waiting outside.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Power outages

The electricity went out at about 3:20am. I stayed under the warm covers and decided not to think about it until a decent hour. I did manage to worry that we would be like some of the surrounding communities that have lost power
and wouldn't have it restored until Wednesday.

I couldn't help but think about those people who are without electricity. What's happens with the perishables in the refrigerator; how many days without a warm shower; how long does a day seem when you are huddled around a fireplace with no tv, music or lights; Is there enough wood to keep that fire going?
And to think that this is a way of life for some people everyday... IF they are fortunate enough to have a home to live in.

I was able to get back to sleep and even dreamed about something that had nothing to do with the ice and cold weather. I remember being a bit disappointed when I woke up and realized the dream was just a dream and my reality was that our power was still out. Luckily it was restored after only a couple of hours but continued to go off and on for rest of the morning.

Ray was outside this morning getting the ice off the cars and saw one tree across the street crack in half and fall to the ground. He said it was quite a sound. He heard another fall somewhere in the neighborhood. It's sad to think of the trees that will be lost in the aftermaths of this ice storm. We are hoping that our oak trees can hold on for another day or so without incidence.

UPDATE: Power out again! Hopefully not for long.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Frozen Pics

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Is it Winter?

It's cold, it's wet and I think my throat hurts. And the next week is only suppose to be worse. Which would be fine if I never had to leave the house. So maybe I won't leave the house for a few days. I'll curl up in bed with my laptop, the remote to the tv and wait for things to warm up. If you have sunshine where you are, please send some this way.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Finally finished

My work as a pool contractor is finally over and I could not be happier to have that behind me. And now for the next stage. Anyone want to be my landscape designer?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Feeling Fluish

I've been feeling bad all week, no energy whatsoever and I didn't know why. It all hit me last night. My body ached all over and I had a terrible headache that I could not get rid of. Whatever it is, this must be the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm feeling a little better today and I hope to be getting back into the swing of things early this week. Ray was nice enough to do the dishes and that alone makes a person feel better to know that they aren't stacking up. You moms out there know what I'm talking about.

I finally felt like checking my email and seeing if I was missing anything online. So now it's back to bed for me.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Thanksgiving to be remembered

Thanksgiving this year was fun and relaxing. Tanya, Alan, Addison and Bailey drove up on Wednesday and we spent that evening celebrating Caitlin's 16th birthday. We celebrated a day early because Ray and Caitlin were leaving on Thursday to go to Raleigh, NC to play in some soccer games. Caleb came over earlier in the day on Wednesday to spend the day with her, so he joined us when we all went to Red Robin in Owasso to eat. She opened her gifts there and at the end of dinner, the staff sang a birthday song to her.

Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday was delicious. I never before enjoyed digging out the leftovers and eating over and over again as much as I did this year. I'm not sure what it was but it could have been that I spent Thanksgiving with family that is accustomed to eating leftovers through this holiday and I haven't had that in a long time. Getting Ray to do that and understand that you can't let food go to waste has been difficult. It was just plain nice and very enjoyable.

We watched a lot of HGTV and Fine Living television and curled up on the couch with blankets since the high temps outside were in the 40's the entire time.

All of the kids played guitar hero, video games and stayed up late together. I heard lots of laughter coming from down the hallway.

It was a special time.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Drivers beware!

Caitlin drove to school today for the first time on her own. After a couple of hours of waiting at the DMV, she drove out of the parking lot with the evaluator and returned with a seal of approval. On the way back home, all I could think of was how my life would benefit from this new licensed driver. She'll be more than willing at first to make trips to the grocery store and take her brothers to school but I'm sure that in no time at all, she'll become a bit whiney about her new responsiblities.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Concrete done!

Work continues on the pool and although I haven't posted anything on it the past few days, I've been nonstop talking about it to Tanya. I'm sure she wishes I would just shut up.

Getting the rebar laid was the first step in having the concrete started.

The guys showed up this morning and started pouring the "mud" as they call it.

And here is the finished product, at least as far as the concrete goes.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Oh the pain!

Terrible migraine last night. I was in bed at 7:30 because there was nothing else that I could have done but sleep and let my meds kick in. I got up at 9pm and it was much better but still noticeable. So I went back to bed after shutting the house down and making sure everyone was ok. My phone rang a few times but was ignored. Much better this morning. :-)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pool cleaning

This past week has been busy with calls to contractors to hook up electric, pour concrete and add a gas line to the pool heater. It's been a hassle but I'm sure by next summer I won't even remember how time consuming this has been. I would have to suggest that no one have a pool put in during the colder months because when you are having to stick your arm in the water to hook up the hose for vacuuming, it's a mighty cold experience.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

No carbs whatsoever... not so easy

I made an attempt at trying the Atkins diet today but everything went out the window when I returned home from Cody's soccer game and spotted Tex-Mex pizza on the stove top. I was prepared to follow it strictly to the tee, for at least a week, just to see how it goes. I might make another attempt tomorrow. Maybe it's something that I need to ease into slowly.

Friday, November 09, 2007

White Beast

We had to put Abby in the utility room last night because she has been on a mission to kick some "black cat ass". The utility room doesn't have anything in it that she can mess up, just a tile floor, a washer, dryer and a laundry basket. Or so we thought. When I opened the door this morning an ironing board was laying across the floor with two air filters laying on top of that and the laundry basket was also thrown to the floor. She was able to open the doors to where we keep these items, stored alongside the heater and hot water heater. I guess we had forgotten that this is the cat that can open some doors to come find you and greet you kindly. And opens cabinets to find towels to snuggle up on.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I went to Cody's 4th grade production of Oklahoma last night and was pleasantly surprised by the two main characters of the show. I think the songs in this play are difficult to sing and they did a great job. I have a small snippet of Cody's portion during the song The Farmer and the Cowman. I'll add it later.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Clay soil + septic systems = problems

I had our septic service come out yesterday to check on our new pump station because it has a puddle that sits above it. I figured it was a leak or that something had come undone. Nope... it's just something that can't be helped due to the dirt, or what is commonly referred to around here as "clay". But the pump station is working beautifully so we are still free from backups.

Today is going to be much cooler and I can't say enough about how much I hate that. We still have work to be done in the backyard starting tomorrow so hopefully it warms up a bit and the wind stops blowing. Brrrrr.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Pool-Day 3

There weren't very many changes taking place ABOVE ground today. Most of the work was Dave laying the plumbing in the ground and connecting it to the pump, filter and heater. It took the biggest part of the day. You can see the filter, heater and pump sitting in the background of the second picture below. We are still filling up the pool with water and it will take a full two days for it to be completely filled to the top. I don't know what day 4 holds for us, but I think it's going to be just as busy.

That iron rod that you see laying across the pool is there to keep the pool from moving inward from the pressure of the sand and water that surrounds the pool. The water is actually pumped into the sand to pack it and then vacuumed out immediately afterwards.

It was a really neat process to see what all takes place.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pool - Day 2

Here are pictures from today's pool activity. It was an exciting morning but watching the pool fill up with water has been like watching a pot of water come to a boil.

Pool - Day 1

The pool contractor showed up Sunday night to cut down a tree and draw out an outline of the pool in the exact spot that it would soon exist. You can barely make out the orange outline in this "before" picture.

The project was scheduled to start on Monday, but he ended up in bed with a 24 hour flu bug. So Tuesday was when all the action started. It was a day dedicated to backhoes, truck loads of dirt and loads of activity. I made phone calls to plumbers, electricians and fence companies to schedule times to get estimates. I also double checked with the insurance company that we were insured and had our liablity amount raised.

I'm throwing in this exciting video of the backhoe. Try to keep yourself under control as you watch this. Terribly exciting!!

The yard is a mess but the excitement of getting a swimming pool puts our focus on next summer. I have a feeling it's going to be a long winter.

Here are pictures from the first day of this project.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Housework is ongoing

The thing about housework is that you're never finished working, only finished for that day. You know that big project of organizing the cabinet in the bathroom? It took me a whole 5 minutes and I was done! Why was I putting that off?

I do have another project that really will take me longer. I want to organize my kitchen cabinets and pantry and switch stuff between the two locations. Now that I think of it.. that might only take me 1 minute to go in there, take a look and decide it's not worth it.

I'm hoping Ray will take a crack at fixing my couch this weekend. It has somewhere around 12 long arched metal springs that keep the cushions from falling to the ground when you sit on it. Six of those springs have sprung! So my couch that I love is not so lovely right now.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fall fever

I watched Paula Deen make chicken fried steak and gravy today on her show. I was taught how to make it by my step-dad, Dale. So it was interesting to watch a real chef make it and see things like the consistancy of the gravy as she adds the milk and how much flour, salt and pepper she used. She made it no different than I do except for using buttermilk to dip her steak. I have been taught to dip in a milk and egg mixture. I'll try the buttermilk next time.

Spring fever has hit me today, only it's the wrong season. I rearranged my living room today, something I used to do ALL the time. I have not changed my living room around in years except for the addition of a computer desk. I have the curtains in the washing machine and after they are clean, I'll be done with my to-dos for today. I've thrown in some pictures of Mojo because he was a big part of the action today (and a blog needs pictures, right?) . He panicked at being cornered by the vacuum cleaner but yet refused to leave the room in fear that he might not see what I was going to move next. I turned the couch upside down for a bit (long story) and this demanded an investigation by the inspector himself.

If I get a second wind, I have a cabinet in the bathroom that needs some organizing. For now, I'm exhausted and crashed on the couch with the laptop.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

October Storm

We had some pretty big storms come through town last night which knocked out our electricity right before 8pm and it wasn't back on until 6 this morning. I've made several trips into town, taking the kids here and there, and it's amazing how many pickups I've seen hauling off branches and trees that were destroyed in the storm. Driving down the road means dodging limbs that lay across the road or branches that are dangling at eye level from the trees that they were once attached to. No damage on our property but the next door neighbors lost a tree.

The wind has started to blow again outside, but this time there are no storms in site. Just wind.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Fall is beautiful

We've actually had beautiful Fall weather this month. The temps have been pleasant but not cold and it's been overcast on several days. This makes the mums look that much more beautiful.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This and That

Laundry is done, the crick in my neck has subsided and I'm ready to take on the world today. Well, maybe not the world. It's more like a few small projects that need attention. I need to get it done today because Fall Break starts tomorrow and that means the kids will be home for the rest of the week.

Did anyone see Renee Zellweger's hair on Oprah yesterday? That's what I want. So cute!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It looks like Halloween here!

How about your place??

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Yesterday we had an attack of "webs". I don't know if these were created by spiders or some other source but whatever it was, I've never seen anything like this.

Ray was mowing and fighting off the webs that blew into his face as he rode along on his mower. And when I took Caitlin to practice, you could see webs falling like rain from the sky onto the ground. We even had them hitting the car as I drove home. Very fitting as we near Halloween.

Saturday, October 06, 2007


A couple of quotes, I've heard recently, that struck me as compelling.

"It's not until you have kids of your own that you understand what your parents feel for you." - (this isn't reflective of my own parents, but completely describes that lightbulb moment for me)

"You're wearing your wishbone where your backbone should be."

Home Sweet? Home

We had a pump station added to our septic system this week. The idea is that all of the water is pumped away from the tank into the lateral lines with no way for it to return thanks to a trapdoor that closes behind it. I sure hope this is the answer that we've been looking for all these years. We've had many days after it rains where the waste would back up into the tubs and toilets couldn't be flushed because there was nowhere for it to go. This would be very unpleasant and even embarrassing when we had company visiting our house.

This issue was the one thing that made me fantasize about moving to a different home. Could all this mess be a thing of the past? Only time will tell.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Still kickin'

Soccer is in full swing including Cody who is now playing on a rec team in Claremore. He's doing pretty good when he's not recovering from injuries. Minor ones of course.

I took Hayden to his game on Saturday and that was the first time I had seen them play this season. I was surprised at how good they looked out there. Their coach however is hard to please and is unhappy about things most of the time. It makes things less enjoyable.

Caitlin's team is doing very well and has a couple of wins behind them so far. Her coach has done a great job of getting this team to this point and it has been quite a journey these past 5 years. Wonder if he'd be interested in a coaching a '95 boys team. :-)

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I have felt so heavy and bloated the last couple of days that I go through my day wishing for a good poo. And to top it off, last night I had a dream that I was pregnant. I was happy about it and telling everyone that I knew. Then you know how you have those moments where you remember something about your "awake-real life" and all of a sudden dreamland meets real life? I remembered, while I was dreaming, that I had my tubes tied and then I'm trying to figure out how I could be pregnant. That's about the time that I woke up and thank goodness because being pregnant is not something that I would be happy about. But because I've felt like I'm in my second trimester with this bloatedness that I carry around, I guess had to dream about my ailment. Needless to say, I was at Walmart at 6:30am this morning buying the highest fiber cereal that I could find.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Running is like walking except for the part where I die.

I've been trying to run a mile in place of walking a mile lately. And yes, I'm pretty proud of myself because I've never run a day in my life except for the times when I snuck out of my parents' house and had to run to where I was going because it was miles away and there was no time to waste. The thing that stands out to me, about running back then, is that it took no effort whatsoever. I could have ran forever without having one thought that I was about to die like I do now. But don't ever ask me how fast I can run a mile because it's embarrassing and I don't expect it to ever get any faster. So there!!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

All about Wednesday

What a good feeling to have all the laundry caught up. Especially in a household of 6 people. So now I sit here and wonder what I'm going to do with myself today. Probably catch up on some of my reality programming.

I took Caitlin to see her boyfriend, Caleb, at work last night. That was fun because it was this little steakhouse north of Claremore and we made comments the whole time about their fancy napkins (paper towels sitting on the table) and how every time Caleb sat down to talk to us, the owner would yell at him to do something. Caitlin ordered chicken strips and I had french fries. I wasn't hungry and it was the smallest item on the menu. When they brought them out, Caleb had them make me a special plate (they aren't on the menu) of Cheese Fries which are fries topped with shredded cheese and bacon. Delicious.

We had lots of rain yesterday which was the makings for a beautiful day. But when the sun came out later that afternoon, it was not comfortable. Especially if you were trying to watch the RSU soccer game and sitting on concrete bleachers. It felt hotter than it actually was thanks to the humidity and not enough wind. I eventually moved under a tree where it was pleasant except for the game being such a bore. Caitlin's team plays better than what we've seen at Rogers State. But at least it's something to do, close to home, on a night when there is nothing else going on.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

The Alpha Cat

My cats have really been fighting the last couple of days. Actually, Abby has been kicking Mojo's ass all over the place.

I often fantasize about a cat named Junior paying Abby a little visit.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Kathy and Kuwait

I love Kathy Griffin's joke about Kuwait. She said that when she stepped off the plane after landing in Kuwait that the entire country smelled like a fart.

"Who farted?"

"Oh... Kuwait did."

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I cherish the outdoors

Don't you love it when you go outside and you are walking around in the grass and when you turn and look behind you, you see that you just stepped passed a snake? Yeah, I love that.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

School bell time

I'm heading to OKC today (actually, Edmond) to take Caitlin to her game. This will be the toughest game in their league so hopefully things go well. They won yesterday's game 2-1 and that was the second hardest team in the league. So as you can see, today's game will be tough.

The kids have a good week behind them of school and everything is going great. Hayden adjusted quickly to Jr High without much anxiety. Cody will be starting the gifted program soon. I don't know if you can call it a gifted program, it's more like a program that's a gift. They have fun activities that the kids get to participate in and they focus on things that are a little more challenging. Caitlin's year started off sluggish socially but has just been boosted by a recent event that I'm sure I'll cover later. Dylan is in college and seems to be going well. He doesn't complain about classes, just gets done what needs to be done.

So things are great and as you can see, not much more to talk about. But wait until the pool guys show up to put in the pool. Surely I'll have pics and lots of info.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Is it worth mentioning?

I can't believe that I don't have anything to blog about. I mean, I'm actually doing "things". It's just so hum-drum that it doesn't seem important enough to mention. I'm sure no one wants to hear my laundry woes of turning the boys' dirty socks right side out before tossing them into the wash. What about the times that I've grabbed a scouring pad to scrub off the baked on goo from a cookie sheet. And wiping down counter tops and scrubbing toilets is just the cherry on top. Oh yeah. The excitement is too much, isn't it?

My pleasures consist of going to soccer games and watching our teams kick butt, relaxing at home while watching one of my favorite reality tv shows or even doing a little shopping. None of which are worth mentioning. So how's that for excitement?

Monday, August 13, 2007

PGA memories

This past week was completely dedicated to the PGA Championship. I was either there working or I was at home sleeping. It was fun and I'm sure a few of us will have moments of "remember whens" or "remember thats" like seeing Tiger play a hole, our manager Gilbert who took such good care of us, the long hot walk back to the shuttle after standing on your feet for 6 hours, and golf balls flying into the concession. And whether we want to or not, a lot of us won't be able to get it out of our head how much water cost whether you bought 1,2 or 3 at a time.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Working my butt off at the PGA

I've been volunteering at the PGA Championship this week as part of a fund raiser to earn money to help pay for Caitlin's soccer travels this year. I'm up at 4 am every morning to get there by 6 o'clock to start the day. By the end of my shift, my feet hurt so bad they can barely carry me to the shuttle which I ride to get to my car. I'm completely exhausted every evening. But, it's really been fun working with the other parents and I enjoy the interaction with the customers. One nice thing is that golf fans are usually dressed nice and don't have piercings all over their bodies. This is a clean cut community.

I did leave my work station today to get some pictures and try to see some of the pros like Tiger and Sergio. I wasn't lucky enough to see Sergio but I did get to take some pics of Tiger and a couple of other favorites.

Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, David Toms and Ernie Ells

Friday, July 27, 2007

Vacationing in Midland

Let's see here. Our first four days in Midland we spent hanging out at my mother and dad's house. It rained at the beginning of our visit so there wasn't much we could have done outdoors. On Monday(that seems so long ago), we went to see the movie, "Hairspray". I thought the music was good, not cheesy like in some poorly done musicals that I've seen in the past. The lead actress was very cute.

We then slipped in a couple of days where we played tennis and I smoked everyone with my "Venus" skills.

We were able to go swimming on Wednesday after our Tuesday swimming plans were thwarted by thunderstorms. Tanya and I did some walking through her neighborhood which measured out to be "forever long", but it was all good. So far the trip has been very enjoyable. Time to buck up and get ready for that long drive home.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Life as it is here...

Ray: Well.... the cows are in the pond so it must be hot.

Home improvements

Ray and I are closing on our equity loan today. Money needed for the new pool we are having put in and if any money is left over... other improvements. I'll be on the hunt for some nice lounge chairs and other pool items. Can you say pool party??

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Things done and things to do

I got up early this morning and started scrubbing the kitchen floor. I didn't have to "scrub" much because of this spray product that I was using that is just short of a miracle when it comes to getting dirt out of crevices. I swear Krud Kutter literally makes dirt float to the top of the liquid. It's an environment friendly product and the only place I know of that you can find it is Home Depot. I had a heavy duty scrub brush that I swirled around the tiles just to work up the extra stubborn dirt but that's just about it. I'm going to try it on my shower door along with the Mr. Clean sponge. Someone told me that the Mr. Clean sponge was great for shower doors... soap scum is wiped away easily.

We are going to Texas this weekend and after I get back I'm going to make a strong effort to start eating a low cholesterol /part vegetarian diet. That means mostly plant foods and fat free items. I've got to get my cholesterol lowered before something horrible happens. I want to cut out all meats which means I'll need to get my protein from skim dairy products. I'm pretty sure that nuts are protein so that's another option, except they are higher in fat. I'm trying to come up with some ideas for different types of lettuce wraps. I say this now, but I'll see how far I get with it. I've always toyed with the idea of being a vegetarian. I've done some research and I'm quite sure that I'll have to have the vegan diet that includes skim dairy products because I'm a woman and we do need our dairy!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Most Bunkos!

Margaritas was not the drink served at Bunko. It was wine and I'm not a fan of wine... at all. But it was fun and I did come out the big winner with the most Bunkos!!! I never win at things so I might need to run out and buy a lottery ticket while my luck is on the rise.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday Night Fun

Remember when every Friday night was fun and you always had plans to do something with friends? I'm looking forward to this Friday evening. I'm going to go throw some dice with friends in a little game that we like to call... Bunko. Yep that's right. I'm a sub tonight and will be enjoying bunko and margaritas. Only I will be limiting my intake of margaritas due to the fact that I must drive home and I wouldn't want to put my family through a senseless tragedy out of stupidity. So "just say no...after one" is my motto for tonight. And not only will I be enjoying myself but so will Ray and the kids. Ray's friend, Brandon, and his kids are coming over to our house to hang out. I'm excited for my kids. I love when they have something to look forward to, except when they talk about it every minute of everyday until the fun arrives.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Appearances are improving

Ray's Sunday project consisted of some hard labor. He replaced the mulch we had around the shrubs with some sort of pond stone. 54 bags of stone!

We are feeling a little less white trash at our place.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Hurricane Girls rock!

Our weekend at Regionals was more successful than we expected. The girls soccer team made it to the finals but lost to the Dallas Texans, 1-0. It was a good game and with a few new additions to the team, we'll get 'em next year. This team has earned some new privileges and it should be an exciting year to come.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Can you hear me now?

I had gotten used to sleeping alone and when Ray returned from Midland, I bought a new fan to drown out the snoring that comes from his side of the bed. And it does make some noise.

I had the fan turned on high, the tv up loud enough to hear over the fan and was comfortably tucked into bed when Ray entered the room.

Ray: "Wow, that thing's loud."

Me: "WHAT??!"

Ray: "Yeah... TURN THE TV VOLUME UP TO 79!"

Me: "WHAT??!"

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

And a way we go.

I'm just about done packing to head off to Oklahoma City tomorrow for the Regional soccer tournament. Caitlin and I will be enjoying some soccer, shopping, eating, etc. Robert, a family friend, will be joining us. Should be an interesting weekend. I'll update with scores as we progress and hopefully some pictures.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Good Times

We were in the living room and Hayden was standing near the window, making panting-like breathing noises. I turned to look at him with a "that's disgusting, especially for a 12 year old boy" kind of look and he just starts laughing. Later on Caitlin and I were asking him why he was doing that earlier and again he started to giggle. His comment? .... "Good times."

Saturday, June 23, 2007


Lots of rain this morning. I don't think I've seen it like this before.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Dealing with things

I'm really feeling my age when I walk. If I'm not having difficulty breathing then I think I'm going to die of sweating too much. Maybe it's the humidity. Either way, it's not worth it. And it doesn't help things that I keep making nachos to eat. Today I made nachos and fat free pudding. The pudding balances out the fattening nachos, right?? I thought so.

I need to start posting about some important things that I would want to have on record (as if this blog will be saved for all eternity). I should make a post when I talk to Daddy. Like when he was talking about a book that he could write of poetry. I suggested he write a biography instead but he thought it would be pretty boring, but he was quick to come up with the title: "I Are... A Truck Driver". Recently, his attitude about his life has changed from negative to positive. This is especially remarkable since this change took place since he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I'm really glad that he's made efforts to sound more positive about things. Some people just don't get it that you should always re-evaluate your annoying personality traits and make self improvements. I hate when people think you should accept them the way they are. If that's how they are then I don't have much to do with them. Why would I want to surround myself with annoyance?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Our lovely cats have been doing some interesting things today.

This is Kami using the grass cuttings to cover up her "poo".

And this is Mojo getting some exercise chasing the red laser light that we like to get out for our amusement.

Friday, June 15, 2007

The girls come to Oklahoma

Tanya, Bailey and Bailey's friend, Marlee, came to visit this past week. We spent the day shopping on Tuesday. The boys didn't go because that just isn't their thing. Tanya and I shuffled Caitlin back and forth to soccer practice on Wednesday and left everyone else at home to play games and jump on the trampoline. We finished the visit off by going bowling on Thursday. We witnessed a few strikes and a few spares but no person bowled a perfect score. This was surprising because afterall, Tanya and I did take lessons back in the '70s.
When the week was over, we were sorry to see them go. I hope that they weren't too bored and had as much fun as we did.