Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My walk

We finally got our beautiful weather. It was so pretty this morning, mild with nary a breeze. So what does one do when they experience this? Go for a walk.

I was so happy to be outside getting some exercise and feeling the sun on my face. It was one of those "pinch me, I must be dreaming" moments. I reminded myself over and over again throughout my walk of how nice this was and how happy I was to be outdoors.

But as my luck would have it, it was short-lived. And to make matters worse, once I had gotten to the farthest point in my walk, the farthest distance from my house, it hit. Without any warning whatsoever the angriest wind showed up out of nowhere. And it didn't start out as a breeze lapping at my skin or tiptoeing through my hair. This was a no warning, full force, better brace yourself, knock you off your feet and off your path kind of wind. The kind where the roar was so loud that you couldn't resist looking to see what was blowing toward you and barely getting your eyes closed in time before having grains of dirt blasted into your eyes. I had a huge plastic trash container that rolled out right in front of me that must have been trying to impede my progress of getting home. And when I did return home, I was out of breath and my ears were hurting from the coldness of that wind.

What started out to be me taking a walk on one of the most beautiful mornings we have had in awhile, was the morning where I was assaulted by a very evil wind hiding in the trees.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Always sleep with one eye open, or wearing a helmet

It's cold here this morning and the moisture from the fog that rolled in last night has now left "frozenness" in the strangest places. I've decided not to stick around the house and wait for the warmer weather because the meteorologists don't seem to know what they are doing. So I think I'll be going to Hayden's soccer tennis tournament today. It will get me out of the house and away from the temptation of snacking all day. I've actually been trying to diet and keep motivated but it's been hard. Especially when Ray comes home from the store and is sitting around eating Milk Duds. That's the kind of family support that I've mentioned before that I DON'T have. It's not like he couldn't have those types of things at work or somewhere else that I don't have to watch. That's love for you.

We were awoken the other morning in a bizarre way. I was asleep facing my bedroom window when I heard this crashing noise coming from that direction. As soon as I opened my eyes I saw this black figure, four legs extending in all directions, flying from the window towards me. It reminded me of those flying squirrels that I've seen on tv. This figure used my head as a landing before continuing to a destination unknown to anyone. But not before there was more crashing noises behind me and then silence. And by silence I mean groaning noises from me and Ray. I had my head sliced open in a couple of places from his back claws gaining traction and Ray was curious as to what the heck just happened? Everything had been knocked off Ray's nightstand and I was seeping blood. Mojo, the black figure of the night, was no where to be found and we still don't know what spooked him.

My head is still sore from those wounds.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger

Such a tragedy. The news says that he became well known after his role in "Brokeback Mountain". But his role in "A Knight's Tale" is when I became a Heath Ledger fan. How sad it will be to watch that movie now.

Gaining ground

The family came down with the stomach flu this past weekend, except for Ray. After a couple of days in bed, I was ready to finish up the project I had been working on the week before of transferring home movies onto dvd. I completed that task today and also cleared off my desk and detangled all the computer cords that bring life to the computer, monitor, printer, lamp, speakers, etc. That was a tangled web. My life feels very satisifying right now. This was one of those little things that needs to be done but never would if I were still working. And not that anyone would notice the garbled cords, but it would be bothering me all the same. That goes for painting the kitchen cabinets too; it would never be done if I weren't home during the day. So glad that I'm able to work on these things. And that's not sarcasm.

Now I need to move to the boys room. I hear they don't want the bunk beds stacked anymore and I need to see if I can move furniture out to make room for this project. This will be the umpteenth time that we've undone the bunk beds or stacked them back together. Or should I say.. Ray has done this. "Oh, Yoo hoo, Raaayyyy!!"

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Big Grocery List

After letting me know that he did not like the deli ham that I bought at the grocery store (because you had to get too many pieces of it), Cody had asked that I get some of that big ham next time. The next day I was in the kitchen and noticed an item on the grocery list but could not figure out what it meant. The item was "Big Ham" and since I had forgotten about my conversation with Cody, it took me a moment to figure out who added "Big Ham" to the list. Ray and I found this amusing, just knowing Cody I guess.

A few days later I noticed that Ray had added some items to my list (I'm the one who added butter and didn't even notice the big bacon) and this is what it looked like:

Monday, January 14, 2008

Busy day?

I'm trying to have a productive day today but it's a little difficult when you've had a migraine since the previous evening. My agenda for the day is to continue painting the kitchen cabinets and transfer home movies to the computer so that I can put them on dvd's. I'm hoping these activities will keep me distracted from the diet that I'm putting myself on.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Isn't this why you go?

Caitlin picked up Hayden from church this past Wednesday.

Caitlin: "So what did you do at church?"
Hayden: "Just learned about Jesus and crap."

Friday, January 11, 2008


I had the strangest dream last night and it seemed to all take place in a matter of 5 minutes. I was traveling somewhere in my car when I reach this highway. When I pull out on the highway a car appears over this hill so I backup because I don't have enough time to enter onto the road. For some reason, I get out of my car and stand on this big rock. When I get ready to step down, the area is flooded up to my thighs so I have to jump down into water.

The next thing I know, I have arrived in Oklahoma City with a friend and was staying in the Embassy Suites. I see another friend who I'm excited to see but don't have time to talk to because my youngest son, Cody, shows up at the hotel also. Apparantly, he arrived with Borat(??!!), who was nowhere to be seen. And Cody appeared to be about 4 years old (he's 9 years old now). He was running around getting into stuff and wouldn't mind me no matter how much I kept scolding him. In the midst of this, I wanted to call home to see why Ray was letting him travel with Borat but didn't have time because I was chasing Cody around. Then Caitlin shows up (somehow) and is upset because she saw an ex-boyfriend in the hotel restaurant. But I don't have time to console her because I am still trying to catch up with Cody who runs into my hotel bathroom where he throws up and is now running fever. Before I can reach him to get him cleaned up, he's running off again.

Needless to say, I'm exhausted!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Help me!

Hello. My name is DeeBee and I’m a reality tv junkie.
I think it started with Survivor and soon after I moved onto Big Brother. Over the years I’ve been hooked on the following:

The Mole
The Ozbournes
Run’s House
Laguna Beach
Life of Ryan
The Bachelor
Real Housewives of Orange County
Rob & Big
Anna Nicole Show
Ashlee Simpson Show
The Hills
Newport Harbor
Making the Band
Being Bobby Brown
Engaged and Underage
The Apprentice
Man vs Wild
Welcome to the Parker
Flipping Out
Maui Fever
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Celebrity Fit Club
Shear Genius
My Fair Brady
The Biggest Loser
Project Runway
Beauty and the Geek
Scott Baio is 45 and single
Kathy’s Griffin’s D-List
The Amazing Race
American Idol
America’s Next Top Model
Work Out
Hair Trauma
Hogan Knows Best
Gene Simmons Family Jewels

How did I have the time? If you had asked me how many programs that I have watched, I seriously would have answered 8-10. I guess with any addiction, there is denial to deal with. I didn’t list the shows that I only watched one or two episodes because they weren’t worth my time then and aren’t worth my time now. I feel certain that many people have a list just as long, if not longer, than mine. But I am coming clean here.

And if I didn’t have enough to watch already, Tanya has now hooked me up on something new: The First 48. Feels good!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


This was my project for today. I stole this idea from someone else. But isn't that what we do for inspiration? I couldn't get the color right in this picture because the flash tended to make the wall look orange, and without the flash, the pic is a little blurry. This is just the start. I have more pics to add later.

Yesterday's project was staining my outdoor chairs. I had to hurry while the weather was still pleasant.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Weight loss

I was listening to a woman on tv the other day talk about how her family supported her while she lost weight. I've never had that support at home and I hope she knows how lucky she is. I would need to go away to a fat camp to have any kind of support for weight loss. I don't think that people who have never NEEDED to lose weight, understand how hard it is to stop eating in order to lose weight, regardless if it's 5 pounds or 20 pounds to lose.

Friday, January 04, 2008

New Years in Orlando

Caitlin and I spent New Years in Orlando, Florida this year. She had soccer games there and although I wasn't crazy about traveling during the holidays, I really couldn't complain since the temperatures were warm and extremely pleasant. We had escaped from winter for a few days and were loving every minute of it.

We stayed in a four bedroom condo with two other members of her team.

In between games, the girls were able to slip away for a dip in the pool.

We went to the Cheesecake Factory on New Years Eve and walked around the mall. We were only able to do some window shopping, since the mall had closed at 6:00pm that day for the New Years holiday.

We had a little trouble getting back to Oklahoma because the plane we needed to catch was coming in from Chicago and apparently they had weather issues.

Our expected 3 hour wait turned into a 6 hour wait. To pass the time, we made good use of our phones. The delay was a little frustrating because it was getting late and I was concerned that we would end up staying the night in St. Louis. Our flight finally came in and we arrived home around midnight.