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.