Sunday, April 26, 2009

Back on the scene

Ok, all I wanna know is how come the days go by so quickly? I mean, it's been a minute since I've done a post...but I really hadn't realized how long it actually was until I started this one.
Oh well, I have no excuse...this time :-).

SO, what have ya'll been up to? I've been kinda busy, just doing stuff here and there. I'll share in a moment. First things first though. I know I missed last weeks Flower Fix. So how bout we do that before I go any further?

That one was for you, Miss Jacki. You say I don't post enough purple flowers :-).

Alrighty, last Friday, a friend of mine invited me to a really cool get together for women only. She called it a Shoebox party. Have ya'll ever heard of that? What we had to do was, decorate a shoebox and fill it with small or travel sized items, such as lotion, shampoo, chapstick, deoderant, feminine items, etc. Then we'd bring the boxes to my friends house and we would all pick the box that we thought was decorated the best. Afterwards, the boxes were taken to a womens shelter. I thought that was the coolest idea. In fact, my weekly GNO group may "borrow" this idea later in the year.

Here's a few pictures of my box.

And guess what? I won 2nd place in the box decorating contest.

As most of you know, we are heavy into soccer. I haven't shared many pictures this season. But I have 2 good reasons for that. 1. It has rained most of this season, as it does just about every Spring season. So I've not really had games to take pictures of. And 2, when we do have games, I forget to take my camera, lol.

But this past weekend, I did remember my camera and I got these cute shots of our little soccer star. This first shot was taken as we left for the fields. For some reason, she was EXTRA giddy this morning. Silly thang!

This 2nd photo is hilarious to me. That's Jayla in the navy shirt. But check out the kid in the background. I didn't even notice she was there until I uploaded these pictures. I know you can't see Jayla's face but her body language says it all. It's as if she's saying, "WHAT is wrong with THAT kid?!?!" LOL

And this last shot is of Jayla after her game/during one of our other teams games. This was a pretty warm day and she managed to find some shade to enjoy her Sprite and RingPop in :-).

Also on Saturday, me and Mister M. went to a get together with his high school class buddies. We had a great time eating, drinking and catching up with everyone. And let me just go on record and say that I thought I was gonna have to call a cab to take me home. Guys I had THREE big ole glasses of Iced Tea! Woo Wee...I'm such a lush! LOL

Here's one of the MANY pictures that was taken that night. It's my favorite, that's why I'm sharing this particular one :-). The pretty lady to my left, is our good friend, Melissa who went to school with Mister M. Hey Mel!

Well, I think that's about all that's been going on around here. Oh, we went to get our passports done last week. I was so excited about that. Remember folks, I don't get out much. So it doesn't take much to make me happy :-). They CLAIM that it'll take 4 - 6 weeks to get the passports back. And THAT really concerns me. We leave for our vacation on May 31st. So hopefully, all of the people I know that have gotten passports recently are telling me the truth, when they say they got theirs in about 10 days. So we'll see. I plan to call on know, just to check on the progress.

Hey, I have a question for you travelers out there. I haven't been on a plane since 1995. SO...I'm a little fuzzy on the rules. I hear that you can't take more than 3 ozs. of fluid/liquids/shampoo kinda stuff on the plane. Now does that mean I can't take more than that in my carry-on bag(s) or at ALL? I mean, can I take my entire bottle of Carress shower gel? Or do I have to put some in a smaller bottle?

Ok, before I go, I have to share one last picture with you. Check out the looks I get when I try to take a picture of my pretty boy, Trae...

...he just looks disgusted, doesn't he? lol He's still so handsome though.

Ok people, I'm out! Oh and if you would, please continue to keep Markell in your thoughts and prayers.

Oh, I almost forgot...I'll be sharing my fun little secret any day now...stay tuned! :-)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Potty Talk

Ok, before you guys read on, allow me apologize...kinda, for this post. :-)

A friend of mine sent this to me today and I was in TEARS reading it. I think I found it so funny because I remember the days of working in an office and..."nature" called on me. Sometimes, it was just awkward, to say the least.

But here's something fun to read about something natural that we ALL are faced with at one time (of the day) or another. If you don't find it funny, again, I apologize. But will you at least smile? LOL


~How to Poop at Work~

We've all been there but don't like to admit it.. We've all kicked back in our cubicles/offices and suddenly felt something brewing down below. As much as we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the *WORK POOP* is inevitable. For those who hate pooping at work, following is the SURVIVAL GUIDE for taking a dump at work.

When farting, you walk really fast around the office so the smell is not in your area and everyone else gets a whiff, but doesn't know where it came from. Be careful when you do this. Do NOT stop until the full fart has been expelled. Walk an extra 30 feet to make sure the smell has left your pants.

*FLY BY* The act of scouting out a bathroom before pooping. Walk in and check for other poopers...only wash your hands if necessary. If there are others in the bathroom, leave and come back again. Be careful not to become a *FREQUENT FLYER*. People may become suspicious if they catch you constantly going into the bathroom.

*ESCAPEE* A fart that slips out while taking a pee or forcing a poop in a stall. This is usually accompanied by a sudden wave of embarrassment. If you release an escapee, do not acknowledge it. Pretend it did not happen. If you are a man and are standing next to the farter in the urinal, pretend you did not hear it. No one likes an escapee. It is uncomfortable for all involved. Making a joke or laughing makes both parties feel uneasy.

*JAILBREAK* When forcing a poop, several farts slip out at a machine gun pace. This is usually a side effect of diarrhea or a hangover. If this should happen, do not panic. Remain in the stall until everyone has left the bathroom to spare everyone the awkwardness of what just occurred.

*COURTESY FLUSH* The act of flushing the toilet the instant the poop hits the water. This reduces the amount of air time the poop has to stink up the bathroom. This can help you avoid being caught doing the *WALK OF SHAME*.

*WALK OF SHAME* Walking from the stall, to the sink, to the door after you have just stunk up the bath room.. This can be a very uncomfortable moment if someone walks in and busts you. As with farts, it is best to pretend that the smell does not exist. Can be avoided with the use of the *COURTESY FLUSH*.

*OUT OF THE CLOSET POOPER* A colleague who poops at work and is Doggone proud of it. You will often see an Out Of The Closet Pooper enter the bathroom with a newspaper or magazine under their arm. Always look around the office for the Out Of The Closet Pooper before entering the bathroom.

*SAFE HAVENS* A seldom used bathroom somewhere in the building where you can least expect visitors. Try floors that are predominantly of the opposite sex. This will reduce the odds of a pooper of your sex entering the bathroom.

*TURD BURGLAR* Someone who does not realize that you are in the stall and tries to force the door open. This is one of the most shocking and vulnerable moments that can occur when taking a poop at work. If this occurs, remain in the stall until the *Turd Burglar* leaves. This way you will avoid all uncomfortable eye contact.

*CAMO-COUGH* A phony cough that alerts all new entrants into the bathroom that you are in a stall. This can be used to cover-up a *WATERMELON*, or to alert potential *TURD BURGLAR*. Very effective when used in conjunction with a *SHIRLEY TEMPLE*.

*SHIRLEY TEMPLE* A subtle toe-tapping that is used to alert potential *TURD BURGLARS* that you are occupying a stall. This will remove all doubt that the stall is occupied. If you hear a *SHIRLEY TEMPLE*, leave the bathroom immediately so the pooper can poop in peace.

*WATERMELON* A poop that creates a loud splash when hitting the toilet water. This is also an embarrassing incident. If you feel a Watermelon coming on, create a diversion. See *CAMO-COUGH*.


*The King Poop* = This kind is the kind of poop that killed Elvis. It doesn't come until you're all sweaty, trembling and purple from straining so hard.

*Bali Belly Poop* = You poop so much you lose 5 lbs.

*Cement Block* = You wish you'd gotten a spinal block before you poop.

*Cork Poop* = Even after the third flush, it's still floating in there. How do I get rid of it? This poop usually happens at someone else's house.

*The Bungee Poop* = The kind of poop that just hangs off your rear before it falls into the water.

*The Crippler* = The kind of poop where you have to sit on the toilet so long your legs go numb from the waist down.

*The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang* = The kind of poop that hits you when you're trapped in your car in a traffic jam.

*The Party Pooper* = The giant poop you take at a party. And when you flush the toilet, you watch in horror as the water starts to rise... (Thinking of the bathroom scene in Dumb & Dumber may be of use)


Sunday, April 12, 2009

He is RISEN!!!

H A P P Y ~ E A S T E R !!!
And a belated flower fix too :-).

Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Happy Weekend!!!

Happy Weekend everyone! And a beautiful weekend it is!

I know, I know...I forgot to post the Friday Flower Fix yesterday (last week too, I think). So how bout we go head and take care of that...

Pretty, huh? I love hummingbirds! Is it time to put the feeders back out yet? I'm kinda clueless about that kinda stuff. Oh well, maybe I'll put it out this weekend and see what happens.

SO...what have you guys been up to? This past week was pretty busy for me. But of course, nothing worth blogging about (obviously!), lol. It's been raining pretty regularly for the past week, so again, no soccer to update you on. Something's telling me we're gonna spend the entire month of May on the fields!

Anyway, I have a few more "random" photos to show you. This first one, albeit a TERRIBLE shot, is just funny to me. (from now on, known as exhibit "A"). Details following the picture...
Yep...that's my boy, Trae, eating a Bob's Sweet Stripes Peppermint.
Several weeks ago, I purchased one of the big buckets of these peppermints. I love those things! I (kept) the bucket on the floor next to my know, for easy access. ANYWAY, the lid on the bucket has a plastic seal around it. And once that seal has been broken, it's kinda hard for the lid to stay on. So, to minimize my efforts, I just leave the lid off.
Every once in a while, we'd find the little clear wrappers on the floor in different places throughout the house. I didn't think too much of it and simply blew it off, thinking that maybe I'd dropped one and hadn't realized it. But when I started finding them in the laundry room...which is Trae's "room", I started having those, "Hmmm!" moments.
As most of you know, we live with Trae...err, I mean, Trae is a house dog :-). So whenever we leave the house to run errands or whatever, he just stays in the house. WELL...aside from him digging papertowels, toilet paper and tissue out of the trash, (see exhibit "B" below)he doesn't really get into much. In fact, his box of doggie treats sits right outside his room, opened, and he never messes with it. But aside from leaving his "evidence" at the top of the stairs, he's really good about staying in the house until we get back home. However, we have recently had to start closing doors to the bed and bathrooms, to keep him from making paper messes (again, see exhibit "B" above). I love how he won't look at if to say, "I don't know WHO did that! It wasn't me!"
Normally, I don't close the door to my craft studio, because there's really nothing in here for him to get to. Well, until recently.
This boy has been stealing my peppermints!
I didn't know dogs liked peppermint! I was, however, glad to see that I really don't eat as many as I thought I had been :-). I just never gave much thought to how quickly they'd been disappearing from the bucket. I never would've thought it was Trae. But I was wrong.
Anyway, we have since added the peppermints to Trae's "special" treat options. Personally, I think he's glad that he doesn't have to steal them now and fool with the annoying plastic wrapper (see exhibit "A" above), lol.
But to answer your possible looming question, YES, I do close the door to my craft room now!!

Well, that's about it for me today. But I will leave you with this last photo. I came home from an errand the other day to find this in my driveway...

That Jayla...ya just gotta love her!

You guys have a great weekend and I'll holla atcha later in the week. Toodles!!