Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hubby's Birthday

We celebrated in style... 10 feet from the Beatles. Had such a wonderful time with the Ft. Worth orchestra at the botanical gardens.

Stories tomorrow, but here are some photos...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Le Cafe

Karen and I had fine time at lunch today. Emergency panty run? What could be more fun? Add a soft pretzel and a hot dog and it's my kind of partay!

I also recieved several photos of myself today.  Peeps were giving Kathleen a little love! Christy sent this photo taken at a video shoot last year:

Blue Balls? Or Fruit-of-the-Loom?
Safe swim area, actually!

Then Roger sent this photo of me (a nice Irish girl) enjoying a shot... in jail?

Never let a sneaky photographer get you on green screen!  He's placed me in Alcatraz... hmmm...

Really we were getting ready for a shoot and had "toothpick holders" filled with ice tea as a joke.

My night...

Wake up.

Go to bathroom.

Check on girlies.

Squeeze heart.

Find phone.

Snap photo (with flash.)

Post photo.

Go back to bed.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


love warm peace home hugs
sleepover with Gorgeous
sweet dreams and comfort

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ten "little" piggies...

I've worked almost 30 hours already this week and decided to take my piggies for a paint job. I'm not a fan of my feet.  Daddy used to call them gumboots because they are so big.  I like closed shoes, toe to heal, and don't wear flippy-flops very often... pretty much just when I get a paint job.

I bought a new pair last week, men's size 11-12, none of the lady's sizes ever fit and since they aren't for fashion men's work just fine.

I didn't have my first pedicure until I was 24 or 25... but boy are they a treat now.  Yes, I'll pay you to wash, rub, and paint my feet! (Just every once in awhile.)

Today I walked in with my never-worn-before men's flippy-flops and signed in for a de-luxe pedicure. Fancy!

"Please select a color from our wall" says the young man.

My piggies said "yippie" as I turned to walk toward the polish collection and...


That's right.  Legs sticking out straight in front of me. The tile did not like my cheap, ugly, size 11-12, men's flippy-flops.

I'll admit it, a few drops of pee were squeezed out by the force of my ass hitting the floor. Happened so fast I never even put my hands down to catch myself.

I could feel my earrings swinging back and forth like a carnival ride (appropriate for the carnival show I was putting on!)

I imagine the young man thinking "Shit! Fat lady on the floor! Fat lady on the floor!" but he just showed concern and asked if I was alright. I laughed and waved the gathering crowd away.

After the paint job my piggies ran all the way home!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Locked Out

It's been a crazy busy day.

At the "end" of it I shut off my office lamps and reached for my bag.

Then I searched for my bag.

Then I remembered I left my bag in Karen's car at lunch.

Hubby had to drive all the way to the office with the spare car key, and he was so nice about it.

I headed home and hubby headed to pick up the girlies.

As I was waiting at the last stop light before home I realized I didn't have a house key.

Hubby won't be home for another 90 minutes. In the meantime I'm relaxing in the minivan, with the doors open, listening to the social life in our tree.

My view, sideways 'cause I've reclined the seat :)

Cookie Monster

My busy afternoon was given a wonderful break when I received an email from my sister.

She sent a picture of the very-cutest-cookie-monster-ever!

Wish I was makin' a mess with my Kate.

Monday, June 25, 2012


I'm so sad that I am not going to be able to do this story justice, but I'll try.

Karen, Stacy and I had plans for lunch today. I always have a good time with the girls. Karen brought her lunch (I really need to start doing that too) but Stacy and I needed to purchase lunch so Karen came for the ride.

We limited our choices to drive thrus since we wanted to go back to the office to dine with Karen.

The Wendy's by the office is always crazy-busy but that's what we decided on. Plus they are very accommodating with multiple orders in one car.

Stacy pulled up to the order speaker and started placing our orders, three in all because Karen decided to get a side salad... It took us a while to order, we were THAT car. As Stacy was confirming the orders the sprinklers sputtered on, hi-lariously hitting Stacy in the face as she frantically tried to talk into the speaker and roll the window up at the same time.

I was having my own little giggle-fest in the backseat. And then...

Stacy pulled around to the first window to pay. Karen's transaction went smoothly but when Stacy reached to hand the cashier my card it flipped out of her hand and disappeared.

"It's under the car" the bored cashier told Stacy.

There was some conversation about how far under the car it was. Could Stacy reach it? Did we need to pull forward?

The cashier just kept repeating "it's under the car" as the line behind us became longer.

Stacy opened her door to take a look. There was just enough room between the building and the car for Stacy to stand. She bent at the waste to check out the situation... did I mention she was wearing a dress?

Karen started laughing and said "woa, nice panties!"

This cracked everyone up including the bored cashier.

Then... Stacy disappeared from view, lying down on the ground to reach my card.

We pretty much lost all decorum after that. Well, I did anyway. Yes, snorting soda out of your nose while laughing does sting as much as you remember.

Stacy is such a good sport, afer work she reenacted the scene for me.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Sally and I did a few performances today. Good times.

I'm sharing the video so you can see, yet again, what a dork I am.  I'm mouthing the words along with Caitlin.  An anti-ventriloquist... sigh.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Caitlin and E have been counting down the days to B-R-A-V-E!

I can see them in ten years, still best of friends, spending the day together. A movie, a little shopping, a bite to eat and lots of bonding.

I hope they stay this way forever.

Much More Better

Sleeping late is so "much more better" with a cuddle buddy.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Missile Crises

Dinner tonight with the family. Girlies are very excited about seeing Brave tomorrow... But to 3D or not to 3D... That is the question.

Somehow hubby compared this decision to Kennedy's strategy during the Cuban Missile Crisis and went into one of his history lessons. I usually tune him out but the girls were listening...

And then my oldest girlie said "wait, you are comparing THIS to movie plans!?"

Gotta love her!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Love hurts today. It hurts to have my daughter look at me with huge tears and just a little bit of bitterness because I'm trying to be a good mom.

With Gods guidance.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bob and Weave

The girlies are away tonight so it's just me, hubby, kitty, and my handsome boy cuddling on the bed tonight.

Kitty loves having her picture taken, my handsome boy is shy and is always in bob and weave mode... Get it? He's a boxer!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Toy Story 2

Cuddling my littlest girlie and watching a movie.

I love this age. Independent but still wants to cuddle.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kung Fu Dad

Hubby had a nice day celebrating with the girlies.  It was a nice bond for them, I was still in bed (for one more day.)

We sent him this JibJab, which is perfect with his love of martial arts movies.

There was a daddy-love-fest today.  He deserves it.

Love you hubby!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Peace at last. No more coughing and no more headache from coughing.

Peaceful sleep.

Maybe too peaceful... 11 princess tattoos from my littlest girlie.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Home, sick

Not only did I have a ton of work to do this week but I have also been looking forward to scrappy Friday for weeks... Instead I've been sick at home since Wednesday.

I don't know if I'm a wimp or if I just get hit harder with these viruses. Ear infection, sinus infection, bronchitis and a huge zit.

Thank God for my insurance. Dr. said I will feel much better tomorrow... Although contagious for another 24 hours.

I Hope they are having a wonderful time! Back to sleep for me. Next week is going to be very exciting on my blog... Even if I have to make stuff up!

I asked them to send me a photo...

Karen (covered, but in photo), Robyn (with the lovely smile and a willing subject), Amy (not photographed, hmph!)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Angry Bird

Summer is here! It's 7:00pm and still crazy hot.

We didn't order enough lunch for our shoot today, so I didn't eat lunch until 3:30. In combination with the heat and my size I was feeling pretty sick.

It was a good day though. My favorite part was an office-wide email that was sent out.

Subject: Angry Birds

Over the past few days, there have been reports of a hawk located near the south main entrance to our building.... Facilities and Properties Administration is aware of the situation and have taken precautionary measures by contacting ... animal control department. We are continuing to monitor the situation.

In an effort to maintain your safety, please use caution as you enter and exit the building until further notice.

This email made me giggle! I heard a few people have actually been injured, which is horrible and I hope they recover quickly... But in the meantime I WILL be turning video on when I enter or leave the building!

Here is my angry bird look...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sometimes Haiku

warmth in my belly
feel the liquid in my bones
brain finally off

Friday, June 8, 2012

Damn Key

I was excited to pull into the parking lot 20 minutes early today! I can leave early and beat a little traffic on the way home, TGIF!

I put the car in park, paused my audio book, and (tried) to turn the car off.

The key won't budge. It's stuck... For reals! I'm stuck in the minivan with the engine running.

Normal people run out of gas or get a flat tire or their battery dies. Their car STOPS for some reason.

My car won't stop. Ha-shizzle!

After wiggling the key every way possible and trying several different parking spots (just incase) I was frustrated to the point of tears.

I called Kia to get some help. After speaking to three people I was dumped into voicemail.

That's when the tears really started flowing.

I was balling like a baby when I called my boss. He laughed at me... And then said he'd meet me at my car.

Then Billy-Bob from Kia called and talked me through getting un-stuck.

1. Put car in neutral and turn the key to ACC
2. Put the car in reverse and turn the key to OFF
3. Put the car in park and pull the key out.

Ha-shizzle! Finally! Took twenty minutes to turn off the car!

Billy-Bob was so sweet and concerned that I must be in a bad part of town 'cause I was still crying... I confessed that I was in my office parking lot... Awkward! But he'll have a story to tell.

Apparently I have to have something fixed with my breaks, I'll leave that to Hubby.

Damn key!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"... and scene"

INT - Studio - Day

Michael, Christy, and Kathleen sit around a production table covered with monitors and trash from lunch.

Kathleen gets up from her chair and walks towards the door.

Christy picks something out of Kathleen's chair and holds it towards Michael.

Muted conversation and a laugh. Kathleen turns around to look back at her co-workers.

Are you talking about me?

Christy reveals the light bulb she is holding.

You were sitting on a light bulb?!

"... and scene."

Riddle me this Batman, if a princess can feel a pea... what does that make me?

For shizzle, no matter what, I have some mad ass skills to sit on that bulb without breaking it. Crazy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Soda Pop

They changed the cost of soda in the machine again...

I brought 1 dollar bill and 3 dimes for my soda purchase. Slid in my bill and plopped each dime in. I should get a bottled beverage and a nickel back.

Nothing happened when I pushed the button (five times, I'm kinda slow sometimes.) Finally I realized I was 20 cents short! Fine, just give me my money back and we'll part ways. No harm no foul.

FOUL! It would not give me my money! And I will not let this machine keep it.

Fortunately Karen was at her desk when I called from my cell phone... I couldn't leave my $1.30, I didn't trust the machine.

She was laughing at me when she brought me 20 cents.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Had so many laughs today. Good friends.

My favorite was when, after bursting into tears, I apologized for ruining lunch. Karen, without trying to be funny, said "don't worry my lunch was already ruined, this burger is awful!" from tears to laughter in 10 seconds.

And these girlies always make me laugh...

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Dark Place

I've been in a dark place for a few days. It's getting better.

My loving family and good friends are helping.

I found this picture on my phone today. It made me smile. I think Caitlin did this on Friday while sitting on my head... One of the only ways to relieve my tension/migraines.