Thursday, May 31, 2007
2 peas challenge for today:
What would you do differently if you could go back 5 years from today?
I would've gone ahead and moved to Las Vegas! I would not listen to dh say he only needs 1 more year to settle up things or whatever his excuse was that time. I just would pack up everything and go! I would not even look back. Now five years later I'm still here. Each year it was another excuse. Now I just want Joseph to finish school and then I'm outta of here. With or without any of them! My dh is full of excuses. 13 years ago it was "we have to take care of my dad". That was a 3 1/2 year ordeal, then it was "well Jonathon has just started High School". So I waited again 4 years! Of course "Shannon started started High School!". Then DJ made me feel bad because he really didn't move and wanted to go to High School here and wrestle so now its another 4 years! I'm tired of all the excuses. Oh yeah, did I mention the one "Well... I can't leave the ocean!" That one is my favorite of all! I will be moved out my June 27th, 2009! And I for one... Can't wait!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Now I also made a chicken cutlet roll pretty much the same way. Except I used full cutlets and added sauce to the mix. Can you say yummy! Here are some photos of that. This was my first time attempting the cutlet one. It came out ok, but I recommend placing the rolled out dough on the pan before adding the ingredients. The cutlets were pretty heavy and it broke through the bottom when I lifted it to the pan. Live and Learn!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Yesterday I went to a friends for a BBQ, the weather was very nice, not to hot and not to humid! We had a really nice time. I would love to say that I have photos, but no! I forgot the camera. I was charging the batteries and well there it sat on the dining room table as I walked out the door. I hate it when I do that.
Today, I'm going to just do some laundry and I've decided to make a sausage bread. My ds and dh just love this! ds Joseph could eat the entire thing. Maybe (if I don't forget) I will take some pic's of it. It's just a little snack for like lunch for them. We will probably BBQ later on today. Nothing really special. My kids are hardly home on the weekends now. They think its summer already! The boys still have school until June 23rd! I hate that. I wish the school year would end a little earlier. They should start them a week earlier and take away that stupid week that they give them in February! That week off in Feb. is so useless. But then again, with the way gas prices are headed they will use that as the excuse to keep it. That was the reason for that week being a break back in the late 50's to begin with.
I do have camera in hand today and hopefully will get some great photos of something or someone! I also want to get my butt down in my scraproom and yes I'm still working on those freakin' mini-albums! I have exactly 5 day's to complete them,ugh! I might just give up. I don't know what the heck I was thinking about these things. Let's just say I really wasn't thinking. The full 8x8's that I did for them last year were much easier! I'm going back to that next year!
Oh well... the washer buzzer just went off, time to get another load of wash in there. I'm on a roll! lol I hope everyone has a terrific Memorial Day!
Friday, May 25, 2007
I have decided to join some of my friends on 2 peas with a Photo Challenge each week. Right now I'm a week behind so here is my catching up photos. The challenge was to take a photo(s) of flower(s). Now let me tell you that I do not really know anything about photographer and I only use a Panasonic DMC-LZ2 point and shoot camera. One day I will be able to get (afford) the Rebel (which I hear good things about). I really can't wait.
I'm really excited about joining this group. I hope it will motivate me to scrapbook (which I've been lacking).
Week 2 is to take photos of signs. I can't wait to start shooting!
Have a great Weekend!
So today, I've decided to wash my truck! yeah.... This should be loads of fun. It really needs a good cleaning. It is filthy with tree sap and pollen stuck to it, yuck! The weather could not be more perfect today!
Sunday we have a BBQ to go to. I haven't decided on what to bring. I might just do deserts. My friend who is hosting this BBQ doesn't like anyone to bring anything, but I just feel bad when I don't. She had a big BBQ for Labor Day and it was just a huge success. No one wanted to leave. Very fun.
Oh well, I guess I will go and get on some shorts and attempt to clean this truck. I hope everyone has a TERRIFIC weekend!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
As for my scrapbooking, I have no motivation. I am not really in the groove to do anything scrapbook related even. I still have 3 mini-albums that need to be done by the end of next week. I really don't see it happening. I will have to try to cram it all in next week somewhere.
2peas challenge: What word describes your knowledge of the Internet? IDIOT! I've said it many times. I know how to sign on, get to the site I need and google. That is pretty much it.
Well, this Thursday it the Prom here and ds DJ had decided a long time ago NOT to attend. I really was not surprised since Jonathon (24) and Shannon (21) both would not attend their Prom's either. He is not going to any big parties afterwards either, that one kinda surprised me. And he opted out of going to Six Flags this weekend with a group of kids, again shocked. He decided to work Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Oh well. We have been invited to my friends this Sunday for a big BBQ and we are all looking forward to that.
Two days ago, I was talking with my sister (Las Vegas) and she was discussing with me that she and her husband are going to try to get a new vehicle by October. She really like the Rav 4 and her husband really likes the Chevy HHR (which I really like this one also). So the 2 of us were looking up both vehicles and the prices and who had them in her area, blah, blah, blah. I was constently pushing for the HHR. It's about 8-10 thousand less! Her dh always lets her get what she wants, hes so sweet. So I said, I have nothing to do tomorrow, I'll go test drive and check them out for you. She was lol. So bored as I was, so was Shannon and we went car searching. It was great fun. Now that we have test driven and sat in them.. I still really love the HHR. I'm still pushing for that one and so is Shannon. We then headed over to the Toyota dealer and tried the Rav4 and it was very nice, but for the price and what you are getting, I'm going with the HHR. I called my sister each time and she was like OMG, I can't believe that you are actually doing this. So this weekend her and dh are going to test drive both vehicles. Shannon and I had a BLAST. BTW Shannon fell in love with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Very nice, but expensive for a 21 year old.
let's blog about relationships. What are some of your most treasured relationships? Right now?? Blog about them... We I think you may have guessed that I have a few treasured relationships.
1. My sister Tracy- we are very close and I treasure every moment I get to spend with her. We even X-mas shop over the phone together. She is 6 years younger than I and I was always taking her with me wherever I went growing up.
2. My dh- Believe me, We have had many,many ups and downs during our 25years together, but I think we are soul mates. Sometimes I love him to death and others I just wish he would just leave.LIfe
3.My kids- Each one is special in its own way. It's almost hard to explain, but with 4 of them it can get crazy!
Well that's it, I'm off to jump in for a shower and I have to take DJ to get registered and get his classes scheduled for COLLEGE this morning. They say to expect to be there for over 2 hours. I'm bringing a book!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
So there you have it! Wow.. just realized that my font color almost matches my hair. lol.
2peas Challenge: Blog about something you are PASSIONATE about. COULD BE ANYTHING... Just share about something, someone anything, that you are insanely passionate about. Blog about it and share! Well most of you know that I'm very passionate about WRESTLING! Not that crap you see on TV. I'm talking about Folkstyle (Scholastic), Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling. I think I live for it. I just love watching the kids excel year after year from the beginning when I helped start up the Kid Wrestling program here in my town. This was 12 years ago! I love to watch the little guys learn more and more each year. And then when they are finally let go from the kid program (after they finish 6th grade) I get to watch them achieve more during their 7th and 8th grade years. Then it's on to High School where they are playing with the big boys now. It's just wonderful to watch how much they have learned through the years with the program. I love being a part of this whole process with them. I watch them from youngsters to teens and then on to young men. I really must love it, why else would I spend over 12 hours on a wonderful Saturday or Sunday in a hot smelly gym, sitting on the most uncomfortable bleachers in the world even when my own kids are not wrestling? Or how about the day after I had a major surgery and was not supposed to leave the hospital. I'm just crazy about it!
I've got to get my butt in gear here. Lot's of cleaning needs to be done to this house and I've also got to run to the school to drop off paper work for Joseph and the Post Office. Have a great day!
Monday, May 21, 2007
Danny and Joseph went to test drive the boat to make sure nothing needed to be done on it before it really hits the water for the summer. Here are some of the photos I took of them out in the Bay.
Danny and I went out yesterday for a lunch/dinner for me. My dh has horrible times in which he eats. He likes to eat lunch at about 3pm and then he gets mad that I'm making dinner at 6pm. I do not like to eat late. I've also had dinner usually by 5:30-6pm depending on what was going on. Now that DJ and Shannon both don't get home from work until 6:30pm that is what time I try to have dinner on the table. I normal won't eat that late.
I have some running around to do today. And then of course, I'm still trying to get in the groove to finish those mini-albums which now have been come my headache!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Yesterday, I pretty much did nothing. I've been battling a toothache for the last two days. It comes and goes. I'm going to have to try to get into the dentist. I don't like dentists at all.ugh
It looks like it is going to be sunny and on the cool side today. So my plan is to get my behind out on the track this morning and go for a tan. I then hope to finish one of 4 mini-albums (which are getting the best of me). I've got 2 more weeks to finish those suckers! Hope I can.
Ok,,, gotta hit the track. Trying to lose 15 pounds! Wish me luck, lately I need it
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Yesterday (really today), the weather never got as nice as they said it would. So I did not relax in the wonderful sunshine. There was plenty of sunshine, but it was so damn windy that you would freeze. I had to wear a sweatshirt the entire day. And of course, it is suppose to rain all day Wednesday! ugh.
2 peas challenge: What are three things that are on your desk that shouldn’t be? blog about it. Hmmmm. lets see..... There is a ton of papers that should not be on here, ds' car towel (don't ask), and a disco light (again, don't even ask, those kids of mine just drop stuff on here all time). There is also a screwdriver (I don't want to know why) and an empty plastic cup. Ohhh well something else for me clean.
I had a very relaxing Mothers Day and hope everyone else did also. I did have to take DJ to the doctor at 10:30am, still can't believe that they were open. Everything is going to fine with his rash. Just have to keep putting lotion on it til its gone.
Danny and I went to Boaters World (of course not for me). He needed paint for the boat, but I did get a new pair of sunglasses.
I then sat out in the yard for about 1 hr. taking in all the wonderful sunshine that would come my way.
Shannon and I went to see the movie "Georgia Rule". I have to tell you that it was a little shocking, but funny. I really loved it and so did Shannon. I don't want to give anything away, but I just loved the part where Jane Fonda tells Lindsay Lohnans character "F" you! I thought I was going to fall off the chair. I couldn't get over Jane saying that. I don't know why, just couldn't.
After the movie, we came home and had pizza! I love it that I didn't have to cook! Then the kids gave me their gifts. Joseph actually made me a wonderful jewlery box in his tech class. It came out wonderful. I will take some photos of it later on. I know he still wanted to put something on it. You can tell he put a lot of thought into it.
Well thats it for me today. I still need to finish those mini- albums that I just can't seem to get done. I hope I can in the next 2 weeks. Hope you all have a great day!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
We came home from the Dr. and dh decided to be nice for a change. So we took a ride to the Boat store (like that is where I really wanted to be, lol) he needed to get paint for the boat. I did however get a new pair of sunglasses. I need sunglasses that fit all around my eyes for protection and these were really nice.
DD is taking me to the movies later on today. We are going to see Georgia Rule with Jane Fonda, and Lindsay Lohnan,It also has the lady from Desparate Housewifes (the blonde, just can't think of her name and I love her).
Other than that, nothing else is going on here. I hope you all have a terrific Mothers Day!
Friday, May 11, 2007
dd Shannon and ds Joseph gave him a bunch of scratch off's. He won a few bucks with them.And we can't forget that Lacey was waiting patiently for her ice cream cake also. She is so funny.Thats it for Birthday news here.
2 peas challenge for today: MeMe Challenge~ TWO Things About Me.
Two Names I Go by:Mom and Lynn
Two Things I am Wearing Right Now: Slippers and a night shirt
Two Things I Want (or have) in a Relationship: I would love to have more communication and I have love
Two of My Favorite Things to do: Travel and scrapbooking
Things I Want Very Badly At The Moment: I would like to get a Cricut Machine and a tummy tuck, I know.. sad.
Two pets I have: My little baby Lacey she is a Lhasa Apso dog, and my parakeet Duke
Two things I did last night: Made Jambayla and we had a little Birthday get together for ds DJ
Two things I ate today: I've only had water and pill today so far
Two people I just talked to last: DJ as he was leaving for school and Shannon just now as she was leaving for work
Two Things I'm doing tomorrow: Hopefully walking 2 miles and probably grocery shopping
Two longest car rides: 1st one was from West Palm Bch, FL to Long Island, NY and the 2nd one was from Las Vegas, NV to Long Island, NY
Two Favorite Holidays: Christmas and Easter
Two favorite beverages: Lets see... I only drink water and coffee with the occassional Mudslide.
Two favorite scrapbooking tools: I love my trimmer and silent setter
Two favorite scrappin companys: Basic Grey and I'm really liking Daisy D's
Ok... I'm done for today. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Here is a photo of Danny drive our vessel. He looks so goofy with that freakin' hair. I wish he would finally cut it off. It is really horrible.Here are the Party/Fishing boats that dock at Captree Boat Basin. We really had a good day out there despite the fog. It was very relaxing and calm. Just what I needed.
Today is ds DJ's 18th Birthday! Yahoo. So we are having cake later on tonight. DJ was asked to wrestle in the Nassau vs Suffolk Championships which are next week and he said yes! That is a big honor. So he has practice tonight til' about 8pm. I hope that doesn't interfer with my Grey's tonight. Hopefully it will be on again tomorrow, just in case.
Come back tomorrow for Birthday photos!
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I do not have anything else planned for the day except to continue working on my mini album. Which seems to be taking forever. It is really pretty simple but alot of cutting.
I still need to order DJ's Birthday Cake for tomorrow. I still can't believe that he is going to be 18 tomorrow! Boy the time just really flies by.
Ok... getting out of here today. Enjoy your day everyone
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
We really had a great time the whole weekend. I would love to just go up there (especially this time of the year) and relax.
Ok.... I will update a little more tomorrow and hopefully I will have some of my mini album loaded up to show you. It is nothing too special, just something for the coach to remember the year. Until tomorrow.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Last night, dh and I drove to College Point. This is a big deal for most people that live on Long Island. We don't like driving anywhere near there. Not that it's a bad area or anything like that. We just are uncomfortable, the streets are mostly one way, and you seem to get lost very quickly, especially when you don't know where the heck you are going. Dh was funny and said "OMG, this is like driving in the city!" OK... he has maybe driven to the city once in his life, lol. Its always an adventure when you drive anywhere with him. First he is ADD, and Second he is bi-polar. Like I said "Thrilling!". I'm always afraid to mention that he missed a turn or turned the wrong way or needs to be in a different lane because you don't know if he is going to blow up at you. It can be very frustrating. Anyway we made it to College Point with just one little yell and actually made it home with none! This was an amazing car ride to say the least.
It was kind of funny that while we were driving home dh just comes out and says to me, "I don't enjoy anything anymore". Well, I've noticed that for some time now. He does not like to do anything with the kids anymore and really just wants to sit in his garage all day long. To be honest with you, he has just gotten worse each week lately. So he then says to me "I think I need to get help". I nicely said "well, you know your body better then anyone else, if you feel like that, then you probably do need to see someone." He has not been to a counselor for over 2 years now. He counsleor (who was a wonderful woman) had past away just over 2 years ago and he just doesn't want to have to start all over with someone new. I really don't blame him. Its hard enough to open up the first time to someone who doesn't know anything about you, who wants to do it a second time! I am happy though that he sees that he does need some help. I really hope that he goes.
Other news.... ds D.J. and I are getting ready for our trip upstate to Binghamton! This is a 4 hour drive, ugh. We are leaving bright and early tomorrow morning. This is sure to be an adventure with D.J. . He is not a navigator! I like it when ds Joseph goes with me, he is a great navigator. DJ is just there for the ride. He does not care if you get lost, just get him there in time.lol
Today, I've got to get my car cleaned for the big trip, and oil change, and fill er' up. I also have to get some drinks and food and get the laundry done so we can pack everything today and load it all in the truck tonight. I just want to get up in the morning, make coffee and head out. We have to be on the road by 6:45am to miss most of the traffic. Wish us luck!
2 peas challenge for today: What is one country in the world you really would love to travel to? blog about it.
I would love to go to Italy! Friends of ours went last year and they said it was just wonderful. They stayed there for over 2 weeks and they just can't wait to go back. They said that it was quite different then what you would expect. I would just love to see all the wonderful buildings, art and land. Maybe one day I will be able to afford to go there. Ok... TTFN .. Have a great day!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
- Growing up we had a farm (Okeechobee, FL)that had chickens, turkeys, peacocks, pigs, horses and 6 dogs.
- I was married on St. Patricks Day and yes my bridesmaids wore Kelly Green.
- I graduated from the same High School as Burt Reynolds (different years of course).
- At the age of 27 I had 2 heart attacks.
- The space between my eyebrows and cheekbones has been totally reconstructed due to Graves Disease
- I love to ride horses
- I was a tomboy growing up. I always had to beat the boys at whatever they did! (sometimes I still do, lol)
I'm now off to tag seven others.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Yesterday was just a wonderful day! I pretty much just sat out in the backyard and did nothing! Yes, I said nothing! That really pissed off dh, but I said to myself, Self- your down in the dumps ..... do something for you! So I did. I just laid there for hours basking in the wonderful sunshine and just taking in all the wonderful sounds around me.
I've been trying to get myself motivated with some of my scrapbooking. I've really have got to get 4- 5x7 albums done in 3 weeks! This is a huge challenge for me and hopefully one that I can manage to get through.
The only other thing that has me pre-0ccupied is getting ready for the long drive upstate to Binghamton, NY so that ds D.J. can wrestle in STATES! I'm just hoping that everything goes well and he wrestles well up there. This is a 3 day tournament. It is a just the drive that kills me! It's 4 hours.
Ok,,, until tomorrow my friends.