Thursday, December 17, 2009

Best of 2009 15-17th

December 15 Best packaging.  Victoria's secret negligee on Valentine's day, the two shades of shimmery pink made me go "ooh" and the gift inside made me say "ah" lol

December 16 Tea of the year. Earl grey was my tea of the year.  Relaxing, calming and smooth, can't go wrong with English Earl Grey tea.

December 17 Word or phrase.  "2009 was interesting and enlightening."  "Kill yourself" "Kick rocks"  well those technically I have been saying for a couple of years, but hey...they still work.  "are you serious?" was one that I picked up somewhere too...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Best of 2009

I tried to go and do my best of 2009 list, but the website Gwen Bell is down for some reason, it cannot be found so I am not sure what is going on. So I am going to wing it for the last few days and just do these. update: Gwen Bell is back up but I am going to still have these up for my best of for these days.  Here are her suggestions for the best of for the 14th to the 12th they will be in gray:

December 14 Rush  My biggest rush of the year was when I had to go and pick up Jocelyn at the airport in Richmond, to surprise Leah in Norfolk.  They are besties and I thought it was so cool to have such a fun day full of surprises, made thanksgiving weekend great!

December 14. Best Find.  This years best find, was old friends from Highschool. Priscilla. I hadn't spoken to her in 15 years, we lost touch after high school due to us both moving away and she was the best find of the year-the conversations and text messages we have had have been great, and it's great catching up and speaking again.  I hope to visit her one of these days and not let it be another 15 years before we speak or see eachother again. My other best finds were finding Heather, Maria, and Angela also on Facebook and myspace-Heather I hadn't spoken to in nearly a decade and Angela and Maria hadn't spoken to them in 14 years.  I was tickled to death that they were all doing well and that we are all friends again, thankful for social networking sites where I can find old friends.  I may be seeing Maria over the Christmas break.  I am excited.  Maria is Priscilla's sister.  We had some great times in high school.  Angela and Heather and Priscilla all live in Texas, and Fort Hood is top on our list of places the Army is trying to send us so theres a great chance that that is where we will be...I really am looking forward to it if that is the case.  In the case of Priscilla, we have clicked so well, laughed so much, and talked alot in the three weeks we have talked, and we are making up for lost time, --this to me is how it should be with friends.  I missed that and am thankful to have found her and my other friends. 

December 13 What's the best change you made to the place you live? Getting my things unpacked and moving here was the best change, I haven't done much to this place as it was perfect to begin with.  It feels more and more like home and not just a house.

December 13. Best Buy.  This year's best buy was a comfortable pair of no name pajamas from Target.  They are so warm and so comfy and so cute.  I just love Target and I love my pajamas.  They are even fashionable to wear to 7-11 with my thermal top, pouffy coat and comfy boots to dash in and out of the store to get some coffee

December 12 New food. I went to a Chinese restaurant and have had standard chinese food before but I tried thai food at a Chinese restaurant and loved it. 

December 12. Best Day.  The best day of this year by far was Joscelyn's birthday.  I enjoyed having it although I had to work that night, it was still the best day as she turned one years old and we had family and friends  to celebrate it with.  I was very happy.

Twas the Month Before Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas

When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

See the PC Police had taken away

The reason for Christmas - no one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down

At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears

You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded

The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say


Not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and

Wish everyone you meet


Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Six word Saturday

It's cold outside. I am bored.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Twitter gone nuts or hacked?!

wow I am on my blog page and I glimpsed over and I started reading my supposed twitter updates---I DID NOT NOR HAVE I BEEN ON TWITTER IN TWO WEEKS!

I am cracking up at these updates. I better change my password looks like either i downloaded something or someone took over my twitter account.


not. funny. but is somewhat.

i dont follow these people, so I am confused.

all of this is not me:
@Dj_A_M_C thanks mate! appreicated it :) storming set as per the norm!. Did you find your wallet in the end? about an hour ago

Think I owe Icicle a beer or something. Cold Fear EP is beautiful. about 18 hours ago

am thinking i should probably go to bed soon. about 22 hours ago @dj_a_m_c's bass face! about 23 hours ago

@thetoonman aye! club night done with. got 3 hours til first train home from london. just chilling. 1 day ago

Club is set. Time for food. 1 day ago

@therisky says the man that went home at 7:30 last night.... ;) 2 days ago

RT @Dj_A_M_C DNBAXmas party 2nite @ East village Shoreditch @DaveSpectraSoul @johnbbeta @MC_Phantom @MCID @2SHYMC Stapelton Optical Rockwell 2 days ago

@thetoonman we offer pleeeennnty of diff beers. Too may good ones to mention. Sadly tho, we also have Budd this side of the pond :( 2 days ago

@thetoonman haha amen to that! none of your American beer though, its too weak :D 2 days ago

@thetoonman caffeine is a big one for me today. next 48 hours awake for. a days work, a party/club night on tonight, days work tomorrow :s 2 days ago

gentle start to the day before the madness starts. 2 days ago

@electrobutter this twitter thing still seems dead. did anyone get anywhere with fixing it? > has the prob 2 days ago

@troyahunt Cool thanks! im famous! ha... ive retweeted and what not. hopefully others will see. 3 days ago

@alyssainez why is the sky blue? 3 days ago

@electrobuffer thanks! not bothering me too much apart people thinking its *me* doing putting my tweets on their blogs. 3 days ago

@Jeloctopus its nothing she or i can fix, its a blogger prob. 3 days ago

@rootside your elbow? 3 days ago

@electrobutter can you take a look at this: 3 days ago
I am logging on to twitter and seeing what is going on. Checked my phone and my last tweet on my timeline was  12 days ago when I said fight fight fight notre dame! Go Irish from UberTwitter

Best of 2009

I saw this at Ex Hot Girl, so I followed the link to this blog challenge and decided to give it a go at the best of for this year. 

I will be doing this probably going backwards, starting today and if I miss a day or days...since I don't blog everyday now due to being super busy, I will just tack them into one post.  Also I know that tommorow is six word saturday and I haven't done one in awhile, so I better make sure I do one then.  #best09 # 1-11

December 11 The best place.  the best place for me this year was Scobey was so peaceful, and quiet, and there was lots and lots of family around.  Can't wait to move there.

December 10 Album of the year.  My best album of the year hands down was Ludacris' theatre of the mind. Loved it.  Maybe not your taste, but I like Ludacris and he gets me through this crazy traffic here in DC, and listened to it so much its now background music.  I had other favorite songs this year, but to me that was my album of the year.

December 9 Challenge.  Hands down my best challenge this year was working as a Project manager.  I learned and grew alot.  Made me a stronger person, and opened up new doors.

December 8 Moment of peace.  My morning coffee and blog time that I discovered later in the year was a great moment of peace for me.  I could escape to the world of the internet and just let my thoughts just dissapate. I know that some of you are like how is that possible? Well, it is for me, I am a Gemini and my thoughts are always non-stop going, going, going.  To have them shut down or slow down to one thought, that was my moment of peace.  Thank you blog friends, for your wonderful blogs and God bless Folgers.

December 7 Blog find of the year.  Theres so many of you out there...but here goes. Every blog I subscribe to, I love and they have made me smile and laugh and cry and cry out.  Otherwise I would not read them. Here are some off the top of my head.  My favorite hot girl (and self proclaimed lunatic) her words, not mine :),  she is an amazing photographer as well and you should check her out on Facebook!  I got to see how a gal could run in stilettos, and I learned to take a step back and watch airplanes and witnessed mayhem and laughed at crazy shenanigans!  This year (army) wife went pink, and proved she was more than just an army wife.  I also got to glimpse into the past and relish in having a young blog friend in her twenties, and got to see life in la la land.  I realized that we all have the tendencies to sometimes wander but are not lost, are undomestic at times, but no matter what, we are fabulous, and we forever change.  I also found someone who shared my interests in crafts, she's better at it, but still I love anything scrapbooky and papercrafty!   I also got to see a breath of fresh air, and get to read about political stuffs from this blog...made me open my eyes to some things.   If it was not for SITS I probably would have no readers and may not have "met" your blogs so I want to give a shout to them as well. I made some rounds this morning. These blogs were my finds of the year.  If I missed any of you, know that I did not do it intentionally, I love all the blogs I read. You women are all amazing!

December 6 Workshop or conference. I didn't attend any this year. I know. Lame.
Does reading your blogs and comments count to learn towards reflection and self-motivation or can be described as beneficial?  I think yes.

December 5 Night out.  My best night out this year cannot be narrowed down to one night.   If I was in Savannah I probably would have had tons of nights out... this year, I went to the club maybe 3 times this year, and most of the other times we went out it was to movies or a concert.  I saw Brittany Spears in April with Roxy, that was fun...and we had the charity benefit a few weeks ago, that was fun, I went out on Halloween with my girlfriend from Maryland, and I had a few great times down in Georgia in Savannah with my besties and went out with my family in Glasgow Montana, and there were movie nights with hubby and kids, so I have to say all of those nights we did stuff were the best for the year.  I can't pinpoint one.  I think I just enjoy myself and have a good time in the moment.  The year is not over yet, I may have to revisit this one. I have a trip to Savannah next week...and thats me and my sisters' stomping grounds.

December 4 Book.  Twilight series.  I read those books. They were entertaining and interesting.  Made my mind escape for about two weeks. 

December 3 Article. This year did not have one article that blew me away or that I shared with my friends.  My friends and I don't have the same views on anything worldly or political...well maybe one friend.  The rest are into  themselves, makeup and hair husbands/boyfriends/ and their jobs and kids...I don't think I have had a deep conversation with anyone about anything that is exciting to me this year at all that is article or newsworthy.  My blogger friends on the other hand we have similar tastes and interests.

December 2 Restaurant moment.   Hands down a few weeks ago we went to Applebees in Norfolk with my sister, I cannot remember what I ordered but the company was great with Jocelyn there and the kids and we just had a blast  catching up and laughing over great food and great conversation.  It was one of the best restaurant moments of the year.

December 1 Trip.  When I went to see my sister graduate from Highschool.  That was the best trip of the year.  I got to see friends and family and of course the main reason why I went down there was to see my baby sister graduate.  I was so excited and had a great time.  My second best trip of the year was our train ride across country to see family in Montana. 

so those are the first 11. Hopefully tommorow I will come and blog early like I did today and get #12 up...New food.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Last two weeks

Ok so i finally changed the layout to the blog. its now festive and Christmas-y.

My sisters surprise at Thanksgiving was me picking up her best friend at Richmond and then picking my sister up with her best friend in tow when we went to Norfolk to get her for her 4 day pass.  She was excited.   Ok so the surprise wasn't a gift, but its a big deal when someone comes to visit around here, as we miss our friends. We had such a great time over Thanksgiving weekend.  Also had friends over for dinner and it was great!  We went sight seeing, we went SHOPPING! played video games until our minds were zombie-fied and  Godfathered, watched Football, ate too much pie and turkey and leftovers, went out to dinner, to the mall to just hang out, watched movies sooverall, we had a great time!  Here are the highlights:

my sister Leah and Jocelyn.
(My Joscelyn is spelled different, here she is...all netted up to block the wind some and in her stroller...

this is at Arlington on the 30th. We went to see the monuments and went to Arlington National Cemetary
this is me  and Joscelyn when we first got to Arlington, and Angelina is in the stroller behind me being pushed by daddy.

Heres a photo of the eternal flame where President Kennedy and his wife and daughter are buried

We also witnessed the changing of the guard

On our way to DC we drove through Mt. Vernon and took some pictures of the fall scenery as 95 north was gridlocked, but it was a nice drive. We didn't find parking so we drove around the monuments in DC and I promised Jocelyn her next trip had to be around a non holiday week. lol. We drove around for four hours trying to find parking. Guess we should have gotten there at butt crack thirty in the morning. Hehe. my bad.

that was the weekend of Thanksgiving.

This past weekend it snowed here in Va on Saturday and my kids made a snowman, it is:

The Princess loved melted yesterday though.

Maybe it will snow again before we leave for Georgia on Christmas where they can jump around in snow and play in it more.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sorry about the late blogs

so far behind on reading blogs and writing them, I have just been busy with my kids. The Peanut has made it her mission in life to terrorize everything.   Her latest act of terror is hiding all the spices in the spice rack....all over the house...I am missing my two key ingredients and will need to go back to the store to purchase more. I think she threw them out. She does do one thing, she does "clean up and pick up trash" maybe she felt I didn't need garlic powder or garlic pepper?"  I will blog again maybe tommorow I hope to give you an update on the surprise for my sister for Thanksgiving, and share the details along with some photos and how we spent thanksgiving weekend.

I will be out of town again on the 18th to go get her and then again we will be going to Georgia on the 20th til the 1st so I won't blog much throughout that time, will be busy but I will try to blog from my cell phone possibly.

I better start logging into blogger first thing so that I can get my blog up tommorow. Gotta run, its bath time and early bedtime for both girls and me, I am exhausted and a little sick too. cough.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Two road trips today!

So in a few minutes, I will be leaving on my way to drive to pick up my sister from Norfolk  for Thanksgiving, and a surprise for her from Richmond.  This should be exciting.  The "surprise" will be ready for delivery at 1200 noon. I can't say what that surprise is until I deliver...hehe. I am excited for the look on her face.  I have three hours round trip of driving to do, this should be an all day event. I will let you know about the "surprise" later.  I'll even post pictures.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dentist visit

I just got back from the dentist, the entire left side of my face is soooooo numb, and I am soooooooooo sleepy.  I had to get a deep cleaning and next week I get to do this again on the right side of my face, then I get to get alot of other massive dental work done in the upcoming months to correct some things. Wisdom teeth pulled, implants put in place of molars that are so worn down...its going to be great. I hate the dentist, but I must take care of my teeth.  They are of course the windows to your health or so they say.

So that is all that has been going on in my world lately.  Started out with a toothache and then now I have to do over 7000.00 worth of dental work. Thank God I have the funds for that...I would never have been able to get it done a year ago.  My catastrophic gap will be maxed out after the next two procedures...hehe. Then the rest I pay for. A total of 5 procedures.  They said that my one tooth breaking was due to calcium deficiency as I had the tooth to show them and was due to that. So now I am also taking vitamins and calcium. teeth got worse after Peanut was born.

My kids Christmas is coming along, almost done with all the shopping...Black Friday I am going to only a handful of check out a couple of things but not sure if I am buying any of it, just want to see what is out there. I will try to avoid the hoardes of my PX, Kohls and possibly only Target this year.  Still need to grab a few things for my hubby.

My sister and I will be going and shopping it should be fun.
I have to pick her up tommorow at 1, so that will be cool.   We are having 4 guests this thanksgiving and possibly another 9 more...that should be interesting.  Well, my meds are kicking in, my face is still numb and I am very drowsy now...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Not dead :)

I have been so neglectful...sorry.  I did not die. I was just living life out here.
This weekend was a-mazing! I had a blast.  My friend raised 140.00 of her goal, and that was good. She is still raising money, so if you could could you check out this link and donate $5.00, its for a good cause--Help the Homeless, she is donating her money to use towards teaching the homeless computer skills so they can get a job-this was her way of reaching out without just giving it to a church and not really knowing what they were going to use it for, this way they can try to help themselves. I thought it was great, and it's tax deductable.

This week while living life out here, I managed to go on two playdates with my daughters, which was fun. Went to dinner with my husband, and had dinner with my family out, and had a lunch date with my husband and visited with my best friend.  So it was a good week so far, and it's only Thursday.

Today I am having a friend over and another playdate, and tommorow I am taking the girls to bounce room and then I have a private party to attend tommorow night at Fly Lounge.  I am trying to get my networking together... to meet more people and possibly go into promotions? I don't know, I think I have a knack for stuff like a part time gig.  I have met alot of people the last few days, and they seem great and I have been getting alot of invites.  EEK...I can't be in three places at once though!

Things are looking up and up on the friend situation.  I talked to the bestie...she is just depressed.  We had a great four hours the other day laughing and talking though, catching up and playing with the kids. It was nice. The holidays are around the corner and my sister and some friends are coming so that will be great.   We are also going to my best friends house the day after to have dinner, yay. Leftovers...I am taking ours to her house. Hehe so we can try to clear out some food. For Christmas I am going with my sister and kids and seeing my parents, we leave here on the 19th. My hubby is coming a few days before Christmas and is then going to go back to work.  I will spend New Years in Savannah this year, I am going to RSVP to some location and ring in the new year with my sis. Yay.  Only bad thing is Jere won't be there, but I promised my sister I would spend it with her, and he said it would be fine.  She is in the Army in AIT and relies on me for alot, since she is here in our area I am not leaving her hanging and she asked months ago and we agreed.  I love my little sister. She is the bestest!  Love my hubby too for not being even just slightly upset. I will make it up to him. :)

Pictures from Fly Private Friday's, and our own camera shots...

this picture was taken by Garai Rice
He had us pose doing silly stuff. So go check out his gallery. We are on several pages.
Here are my pictures:

Everyone kept asking me if I was a model...okay whatever.
I wanted to tell them, I am currently unemployed, never been a model, and I'm in my thirtiees and married with three kids. I think I did tell some people that.
We were treated like celebrities though and we were in VIP and got free perks just for promoting there that night.  That was the most inexpensive night I have ever had--it was free. It was great!  Met a few great people too, so glad to have went out. My back did not hurt one bit and although there were stairs, I did not trip going up or down either way! Yay for me!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

thanks for all the well wishes, and the comments on my last post. I think I am going to take the job offer.  My back is feeling much better, yay for prescription drugs, needed them to get the muscles to untense. It was crazy excruciating pain...but I am just about all better now and completely off my meds.  They are stashed away in case of another emergency.

Sorry I missed out on the whole Happy Veteran's Day blog, but I did tweet it, and then spent time with my family.  My hubby had to work so I got to spend time with him after 1 pm, he came home after a half day and he has tommorow off.  Needless to say we are watching da Bears and having a couple few beers, kiddos are asleep and off in dreamland.

Just wanted to hop on here and say thanks. 

Tommorow night I am going to go to a benefit for the Homeless at Fly Lounge here in DC.  That should be fun. My girlfriend Roxzanne is hosting it, am super excited about that. I get to dance for a good cause.  It's called Dance for the Homeless at Fly Lounge.


Will post pictures, will make sure this time to take a bunch!

Sorry haven't checked up on blogs in two days, I will try to catch up this weekend. Love to read my subscriptions and love to read what you all are going through, doing or sharing, it's an inspiration to me and makes me feel like I am making some friends on here. Thanks!  KEEP BLOGGING!

((((Big HUGS))))

Monday, November 9, 2009

Good for you, Crazy!

I was at the commissary today and this woman bumped into me...I said "excuse me, my bad" she looked me up and down and was like " you are excused, how rude." i replied, "no what is rude is you, I didn't see you so I said excuse me, my bad, now how is that rude?" she went on to pull rank "well, I don't have time to sit here and argue with you, my husband is a Sgt in the Army and he's getting pinned today I have to go, I don't have time to argue with the likes of you."  I was like, " so what does that have to do about the price of tea in china? Since you are wearing your husband's rank on your shoulders, let me give you something, my husband is a Sergant first class in the army and he's not getting pinned today, but you sure will with that attitude of yours if you don't get out of my face with that garbage!"  Needless to say she apologised-half heartedly and walked away.

I was thinking to myself, good for you, crazy...cuz both of us were crazy to even go there. I never do, but I became the I DID...because she was really effin rude!  I hate this place.

I hate these women who actually run around like that and act like that and today it seems like I did the same thing...can any of this ever be forgiven, I don't want to become one of those...and now I am guilty.

She urked me and it was provoked though I swear...she didn't have to go there with that. Who cares?  Last time I checked it was their career. Not ours.

Speaking of the career front though, I have applied to another position, I am negotiating my salary and my former employers will be surprised because it seems like the contract is the new contract at the same store I was in. Yay for me. New bosses...same people.  I wonder how their faces are going to look when I show up in there being the head bitch in charge?  That is if I take it. The job does not start until April though, but the vacancy for it was announced last week.  I have time.  Lots of time, its not urgent for me to go to work, I just want to go back to working and doing what I love to do.

Excited about the possibilities, who knows maybe another position will come to strike my fancy and I won't go back to that place again...but the offer the new company is giving me is almost too irresistable...almost.  It's way more than I expected, but the work is alot more than what I am used to. It will take alot of due diligence and prayer because I don't want to be one of those people who go back to a place that has an agenda or a grudge to carry with me to I am glad I have until January to decide to take the position and name my pay-to an extent.  I also need to make sure that I am 100% going to go in there with a great outlook and with an open mind and heart, otherwise I will become just like they are and not be who I am.  I am a company minded individual and a team player, I don't like self-serving, coniving, backstabbing or shady people when it comes to business so I have alot to ponder.  The new contract though is offering me to be their boss, I fit the requirements to be a logistics director, so that is great.  I have to think and pray.  I have to pray real hard so that my heart is right in whatever decision I choose.

Maybe this is God's way of telling me that it will be okay. The new contractors have been very kind and very eager to have me join their crew. I am excited..but I will have to decide by January. My husband says to go for it, he says it would be great to see their faces, and have them for once walking on eggshells, but that is not what I am about. I would only take the job if I could give it 100% and also not take anything away from them unduly or do anything to undermine or be just as low as they are.  That is going to be hard.

Ok I have rambled enough.

What should I do?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fw: My ER ordeal

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 04:19:56
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Subject: My ER ordeal

My 5 hour ordeal in Er due to back spasms. Hurt my back walking upstairs last night (Friday) I am so drugged n so tired... Goes in and out. Back feeling better but this blog is to bitch about the visit... 5 hours! A first. Was seen in 2 but stayed for four-got shot with toradol and they sent me home with a slew of meds at 3 am - I did get best sleep ever though.

Today ventured with hubby and kids to the commissary on belvoir and saw some former co-workers who was glad to see me it was great! Even hugged Ms Carol and Aaron I missed them! Also seen my bestie we have plans to get together on Wednesday, yay! She's had a lot going on.

Last week went to a meetup where the organizer and I were the only ones to show although 5 others had rsvp'd yes. It was fun tho having our kids play. Have a few events I am going to attend in the future tho it's promising.

Just need a girlfriend or three that I can call who can be there who,s nearby to help me or rescue me or just have an understanding when gee I don't know-fall upstairs! :)

Also just need a friend to have coffee with, shop with, go out with, get nails done or just talk or laugh with!

As a child I made friends seamlessly and easily. Here I feel like I have to struggle to keep friendships or it takes everything I have just build them-without the same return that I am giving out the return is unbalanced it is ridiculous! Wondering if I treated people like this before and other girlfriends said that I didn't so unsure what type of karma or lesson this is??

Maybe I just haven't met the right people.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


People are Illogical unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tommorow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vunerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest minds can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the World the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fort Hood

Prayers go out to the families of the 13 people killed at the soldier processing center at Fort Hood this afternoon.

2 possibly 3 shooters could have been involved.  There was three seperate shootings on base, but the 7 were killed in the Processing center.  30 have been confirmed injured. One shooter has been caught. 
There was another shooting in the theatre and a seperate location on post as well.

Please say a prayer for the familes of the soldiers injured.  These were people inprocessing or getting ready for a deployment that where involved according to news sources.  The story is still developing.

I have been talking to a friend of mine of fb about it who is locked down in her office. The entire post is on lockdown.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

halloween pictures

told you they were blurry
peanut kept moving
she was a scarecrow, princess was snow white and denny was a cow
my picture is too blurry

and I have a to the gym


I know I am late with the halloween bad...but the camera i had which was on my phone...was blurry so some pictures didn't come out so great, so tommorow I am going to TRY to post what I do have.

I drank too much.
I slept all day Sunday basically.
But...I had fun.

at least I think I did from what I can remember.

Kids had a blast trick or treating.

Pictures tommorow

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's less than 4 days till Halloween and I don't have a costume! Eek!

Scary huh?

I procrastinate.

Before I get into that though,  My husband is now, one step closer to Warrant officer!  He is getting his packet together and getting the required paperwork processed.I hope he gets selected.  Selection is in January. Say a prayer. Things look far.On another front, he is graduating from ANCOC November 23rd, did not realize he was in school...see I rarely pay attention to his career, and since I am now a stay at home mom--he informs me that school started last week...and not only is he in school for ANCOC he is also an instructor for ANCOC?! How is this possible?  Oh well, thats the Army for ya.

I think it's safe to say that he is going to pass.

As for me, Halloween is around the corner and although I have done absolutely nothing festive around my house for it, I will have my kids dressed up and out trick or treating.  Afterwards, we grown ups in the French household will be going out to DC to hang out with friends from Maryland and hit the night spots out there. This should be fun.We will do our own adult prancing around in costumes.

I will take pictures, no I don't know what I am going as,(initial reason for this post) and yes, it will be something sexy.(I like sexy tasteful)  It's the one time of the year to dress up like whatever, but trust me it will be tasteful.I'm still fairly young...I am not dead yet...and I still look hot.  Is that wrong to say about oneself?  I hope not, it was not to be conceited, I swear.

Here is some pictures of Halloween's past. I did not dress up every year, but here's just a couple years when I did (and had a camera around) and threw in some of the kids' costumes as well:

I was Goldilock's, it goes with this theme here:

Fairytale characters.

ok so for those two pics above it was for a birthday bash for my Libra girlfriends, we were "St Catherine's Graduating Class of 2005" it was fun.

This is last year 2008, Princess Angelina was a scarecrow...and I looked like a witch! lol

Joscelyn's first Halloween 2008 she was a Jack O candy for you Peanut, not until this year.

Princess was Pooh her first Halloween, but she was just also a month costumes weren't all that too easy to find, but we found this, and it was so cute for her and perfect.

and the last year P dressed up which was in 2006.  He was a skeleton person...or something or other, lol.

He says he will dress up this year, we will see...I am taking him last minute shopping on Friday.
That should be fun.

So what should I go as?  What should me and hubby do? A couple theme or go it alone and be something totally different.
One year, I was a bad fairy, and he was a convict, will be the first time since 2003 he has dressed up.  So we have to figure out something.  Any suggestions will be wonderful.

Our one couple friend has said they will are going to be Mark Antony and Cleopatra. How romantic! 
Hubby suggested we be Chicago Gangsters...Al Capone and I be his lady flapper...I was like I don't know. but I would probably do some type of Mafia outfit.

Princess is Snow White again cuz she wanted it, but its a new costume...and Peanut this year is going to be Belle if I can get the outfit to fit correctly. I may just have to find an alternative when I go shopping with P to get another outfit. Whatever we get the girls will be cu-tie!

I don't know what I want to do, and time is running out. Help!? Ideas?!

Monday, October 26, 2009

My traumatic experience, need a hug!

Last night, I made up my mind never to take a shower again with my husband.

Here are the event's that transpired:

Me:  Did you just fart?
Him: No.
Me:  What is that smell then?
Him: Nothing, I don't smell a thing.
Me:   You lie...I can smell it. YOU CAN'T SMELL THAT!?!
(Then I proceed to jump up on my bench and stand on my tiptoes to get fresh air.  all mind you, while soaking wet...the shower is on full blast and warm... while he is laughing his butt off at me.)
Him:  Sorry.
Him: (laughing hysterically at this point and rinsing the soap off...let me tell you I had shampoo in my hair and it was getting into my eyes.)
Him:  Ok, Ok...I have to say I have never before seen a woman spiderman her naked butt up a shower before, thanks for the experience honey. I love you.
Me:  (thru clenched teeth) I love you too, now open the door please.

So we laughed about it afterwards, because after having a great laugh at my expense...I was really dying in there, it was traumatizing... he did finally get out of the shower and turn the vent on and release the noxious gases from my shower...needless to say, I got out of the shower after rinsing off and rewashing my amends he scrubbed my back. Brushed my teeth, and got dressed and went to bed.  He of course slept like a baby...I was tossing and turning for another two hours.  If this is how he shows he loves me...sheesh.

Anyone have this happen to you or something similar?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just another Sunday (long post)

I added a few new things to my blog...twitter updates, facebook badge and updated the blogs I follow list.
I recommend you check out these blogs as they are all a good read.

I am loving my can do just about everything I need it to do...which is great for when I am on the go--which now doesn't happen as often as I am a stay at home mommy.

I am kind of loving that title though, but I do want to get out there and work again.

I also joined a few meetup groups here in the area.  I have yet to get out to a meetup...or rsvp for one, but I am sure that day will come when I see something that interests me or something I have time to go and do.

People just assume because I stay at home that I have absolutely no life...and although as a stay at home mom I do bitch about how I don't have a life sometimes, we all know that this is not true.

Peanut has been throwing tantrums lately, but she is just too super cute to fuss at.  I do my best and just hold her for a few minutes, give her something to drink if she seems thirsty and put her down for her to go terrorize the family again.  She got up really early today and she has been a cranky butt ever since even after she ate a good breakfast, a good lunch and had two snacks.   I don't know-- maybe all that attention she got in Montana is making her be a little more fussy.

I am feeling exhausted these days.  It's the weather.  I feel like I have been hit with a two by four at times.  I ache in my knees which I broke falling up stairs in my twenties (I used to have some fun back in those days and I have scars and war wounds to prove that, lol)...ok so you ask how do you fall UP stairs?'s possible, I did it.  Alcohol + kickass stilettos (which I love, love, love any type of super cute, super hot shoes!) + hubby calling me on the phone from NTC= Suki tripping falling up stairs.  I had physical therapy for six months but I fully recovered except for the phantom pains when the weather is too cold or starts to change or when it rains. 

Princess is being her typical good sweet self.  My husband tells me I favor her more, and I admit, I do...she is my princess.  I don't let her or her siblings know this by any means, as I am fair to both my girls and my son as well, but he sees that sometimes I just coddle her more than I do the others or baby her just a tad bit more--when shes not around her brother or sister, because she is my shy girl and shes independent of the others.  I don't know why I do it, I just do, and I am not sorry for it either.

Am I wrong for that?  I mean, my kids all get spoiled...and they get alot of attention from me.  The girls more so in a way than my eldest because he is always either playing outside with friends or doing his own things away from me...he's pretty independent.  When it comes to shopping though, I buy things for all three even if one child needs more, I still try to include the other children by getting them something, even if it is simple as giving one a soda or a favorite snack when I go clothes shopping for one of them.  So they don't feel left out.

P, he's outside playing with his friends.  Earlier today he was inside playing video games and with his sisters paying some attention to them, so that was nice.  I try not to burden him too much with his sisters, he's a great help with them, but he is by no means their parent.  He willingly plays with them and entertains them or just keeps an eye out on them when I am busy or just need a break. 

Jere is upstairs watching's Sunday, football is on and the Bears are playing so you know he is all about some football.  Me I watch sometimes.  I am more of a fan when I am in the mood for it.  Today I just want to spend time enjoying my girls, my phone, and connecting with people.

Jere came home from work Friday and announced that we will be moving to SCOBEY when he gets out of the army in 10 years (he has to stay in that long to make 3 dots-since he is going warrant next year) because Chief got a phonecall from his daughter at  junior high school--she was frantic.  Why?  She had just been pushed into the wall locker, and groped by a male student!  This was the ball that dropped that made him decide.  So it is official.  I am excited.  It's a long way away, but it's not unforseeable, I know now where we will be in ten years.  Can check that off my ten year plan.

Still have not connected with anyone yet around here or metup with anyone.  It's okay.  I am sure I will meet someone.  I am going to go walking today.  Jere said that he would take a walk with me even though he's keeping up with NFL REDZONE, he would take the time. 

Still have not met my neighbor who lives two houses down yet...but the weather has been terrible since I have been home and no one has been outside.  It's a nice day today though so I better get out while I can.

I miss big blue sky.  I love the fall trees and colors here, but I miss being out west. and miss being in Georgia...I miss my parents.  My friends there.  I wish I could be in all the places that my friends are at. and family. and I just wish...


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Six word Saturday

Korean Eggrolls

I downloaded myspace and facebook for my blackberry curve today and made Korean eggrolls (mandu) for lunch and Jere made enchiladas for dinner. It's been a lazy Saturday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


ok excuse the title, but apparently the people at FEDEX work for SPRINT, they are just plain stupid. 

How hard is it for you to ring a doorbell?  I was sitting right in my living room and your pathetic excuse of a driver didn't even ring.  I had a feeling someone had stopped by, as I got up and checked to see, there's a fed ex tag, and the truck is rolling down the road.  It says I can pick up my package after 630, so I drive there, and guess what??? The location closes at 7, but today it was 659 and by all accounts including my phone which is updated by the was 659 and you were closed!

So now I have to wait another day for the delivery...your employees didn't even want to try to attempt to get my package from whereever it is in the back.

I signed the signature release so just in case, so they can just leave it at the door.  I even called and complained and they apologised but that location was closed and the employees had no access to get my packaging to me as their systems were not running or whatever the excuse was...

grrrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhh I want my friggin phone. one more day...

but on a good husband got a tire for his car, came today and he picked it up at the PX or wherever he went to on post and got it, it came in and they called him, so I get my lac back. Yay!

so I have to deal with this phone for one more day...and since the delivery is after 3 is going to be a long day tommorow.

Curves, Donuts and Nutcrackers

So I had to get a new phone, Peanut destroyed my pearl, so I got a touch, and I hate it, so my husband bought me another phone which is just like my pearl, but its a we will see if I like that one better. I love buttons and pink.  Today my pink pearl should be here, I am excited.

The phone number for it has to be changed though, to switch it over to my number and his number needs to be switched to the touch---the blackberry touch...which leaves his envy, which will go to our son who has a phone he doesn't even know about yet...which he will be happy. he's been using a samsung now for two years, but he is getting an upgrade of a slightly used phone from his father. all will be well and we will all have the phones we want....hopefully.

I had to get onto facebook to ask my friends for their contact information again though, because she destroyed the data port--where the phone gets charged at and they could not retrieve it. Bonus though, the curve I heard has the exact same battery as the pearl so I can use its battery to turn my old phone on, and retrieve my contact list--crossing fingers...hope its true...otherwise I am back to square one.

on another note, my daughters are asleep. I can blissfully enjoy my coffee and check my messages, play with my resume and chat with friends for about an hour or

awh, the little things...

Oh forgot to blog about this, my husband and I went to get my new phone on Saturday night after we got home and got showered and kids settled down, fed, etc.  and we went to Prince William Pkwy to the mall out there and hit up the verizon store, all was fine, it was cold and rainy but it was nice. Anyways on our way home he caught a flat on the interstate, as he was changing the tire and I was playing with my new touch phone..trying to figure it out, someone stopped to help him and it was a female, very beautiful blonde haired female, who was in the Army...he recognized her but did not know her name, but he said "no thanks ma'am, I got it" because it was rainy and dark and cold and I was in the car---not that she could see me, we have dark tinted windows and you cannot see in my car even during the daytime...and he didn't want to give her the wrong impression I guess, (maybe he thought I would flip out--but no, not like that) so she said "Oh, ok looks like you can handle it, take care! " and she left...I asked him who was that and he said "I don't know but she was too pretty to help me change a tire out here in the rain, besides I already have it loose and off."  I was like well you should have let her help because we could have been friends, lol (Me always thinking about meeting people and opportunities, even in the freezing cold and rain and situation of the tire blow out).  Ten minutes after I told him he should have gotten help from that lady, and the whole I could have made a friend or we could have...another car stopped and it was a guy who worked at Quantico for some agency there, I think he said DEA, but he helped my husband change the tire.  Now I just told my husband that we needed friends, do you know that this guy was talking to him telling him about himself, talking to both of us, and helping him out with the tire changing and all my husband does is shake the mans hand and says thanks?  I wanted to smack him, he could have made two friends...but instead he didn't even give him his business card nothing...Now before we got here, he used to be way super friendly and meeting people was easy and natural, now he's just like them.

I pointed this out to him and he was like I just didn't see it, sorry.

Oh well, two missed opportunities.

Afterwards, we went to target and purchased a movie for Denny The Uninvited. When I watched it, I was like this looks like a tale of two sisters, a Korean horror flick I have...and it was the remake of it in English..with a twist.

It was alright though.

Also bought duplicity, but have not cracked it open yet.  I may watch it later.

We went initially to find Transformers which didn't come out until yesterday, but we decided we will buy it next week.  Also, I wanted to find The Proposal, but it was already sold out, so instead of going to Walmart, we just went home.

Before that though I scored this 12.99 nutcracker figurine, but not just any nutcracker figurine--my first Nutcracker figurine in ACU's he is so freaking cute!

I will take pictures of him later and add them to this post or another one...but I just had to share that.

Still no cigar on the friends in this area front...
Back to the car....the donut on the car was convenient, we took his cobalt so it had a spare in the trunk, it wasnt a full tire though it was a we bought another tire that won't be here until Thursday or my husband has been driving my escalade with instructions to check the tire pressure and to be careful.

His blowout was internal though so it wasn't his fault he didn't run over anything.  Those things just happen, the tire was shredded but the rim wasnt bent or anything and the wheels didn't fall off. yay.

I want to go see my friend, like I came home and have a better more positive outlook on things, and was going to go see her...but I can't until I get my ride back. I am not driving on a donut all the way to Maryland.  I. am. not. the. one. to. do. that.

I won't even drive it down the street.  I am too embarrassed, sorry.  If I had to in an emergency, I would but if I can delay going anywhere in it, I will.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Montana Highlights

the day we left for Montana October 6th, 2009
Here's Harper's Ferry in WV

not much to look at I know...but it was still pretty to me.

me on the train holding the Peanut

Union Station in Chicago.  Stood outside to have a cigarette and snapped the picture, it was's windy in the windy city.  Took pictures of the Sears Tower, but that I have at Facebook
so just add me, I add everyone who sends a request.
Here are some photos while we were there, and of the train ride home.

they had a port a potty derby going on Oct 10 when we were in town, this is what the Cottonwood Inn submitted in their derby...don't ask me who won, we didn't go see it or the parade.

These are the Whitlows, and grandpa Mickey's ashes were spread around on his farm.

He always said you could see all the way to Virginia from here:

note: we are facing Canada, so that was quite funny when you think about it. :)
Here is Angelina on the trip sleeping:

and denny cruising back from the lounge

yeah he was walking too fast, but this is from a cell this is what you get, lol..
he won't stand still long enough to get a photo
here's Peanut being herself...

more pics are on my facebook of the entire trip and while we were there.
Just click the widget on the left hand side of my blog and add me as a friend.
We returned on October 17th, 2009.
Loved it so much, that we are moving back there in about 6 years. Excited.
Met alot of wonderful family.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dear So and So...

Saw that some people on my myspace were writing posts like this in bulletin posts, so I thought I would try this one here.  Hope you enjoy my thoughts on so and so.

Dear Thighs, Butt, and Boobs,

Thank you for standing your ground and maintaining your stupid too small size, even though my Precious Peanut is 14 months old now and I eat all the time like a horse and lounge around, it's nice to know that I will never have that banging body chasing after a baby that drains all of my energy away... It's exciting to have to try to find pants and skirts that fit my small assed frame...slightly larger than a kids size...I would love to have a butt to actually say I have some junk in the trunk...what the heck happened that you had to go AWOL on me? Having my boobs shrink down to the size of pears, after three kids....was super exciting!...(Note my sarcasm)

Pissed the heck off...


Dear Boobs,

Please refer to the above post^^. What have I ever done to you to make you treat me so badly? I buy you nice bras, massage you when you are sore, wear supportive garments and take you to the doctor once a year. Yet lately, you and my belly button are trying to become best friends--Oh the betrayal! I will remember this.

Soon to be Sagging,


Dear NGIS,

Thank you for keeping my hubby at work late to train your dumb re-class and bncoc students. Thank you for teaching them to draw points on a map and whatever else you do, I love how I think about their future, and that they will work for companies such as Google or map quest to create GPS systems that takes me in a million different directions when I only need the quickest or the most alternate route...I appreciate you drawing this to my attention, that there is a graduation for this class, and that there will be cake and refreshments. I'm sure the countless man hours spent deciphering between "what a bridge is" and "if it is an obstacle" will pay off tremendously in my efforts to GPS navigate my way to the local Target. I will personally attend the ceremony..if I can ever figure out where it is with my GPS. I also don't absolutely know what he really does...but it has to be important, I don't see him until 10 pm some nights. I am beginning to think him and Tim are the only two E7's in the entire army that actually work!

Want my husband to spend more time at home,


Dear Good Idea Fairy,

Whoever cleared you to work for the Government is an idiot, yet you still keep showing up. I really loved your work with the automatic lights in the break rooms and bathrooms of the Fort Belvoir Commissary. Having it go dark in the middle of the day while I am squatted over a toilet is such a hoot! Its especially humorous to see government employees with lettuce hanging from their mouths, jumping up and down and waving their arms at the sensors. Oh, and keeping the Commissary open seven days a week was such a great idea. I get to shop with 1000 of my closest non friends and get even closer when waiting in lines wrapped around the meat department. I also get to stand in the silence that only gets cut through (and I wish for it at times )by a screaming baby, due to the fact that no one speaks to anyone here. Is that some type of OPSEC I didn't get the memo for?

Wishing I could set your wings on fire,


Dear Ft Belvoir and the Commonwealth of Virginia Residents,

I want to personally commend you for remaining the flagship installation of the Army. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for opening up my eyes to what the Flagship installation has to offer for its families. I'm glad you stood your ground and decided to make your gate guards announce it to us every time we pass through your crusty half- arced secured gates. I also love how Clark Pinnacle Housing handles housing issues. It makes me feel so much more grounded when I got to choose between housing that is old and falling down, to new shoddily built housing that you threw up in a short period of time that is too close together, and too short on space. Bonus though, it also is perfect for people who are not like me and don't want to ever get to know their neighbors, thank you for the closed off feel and the privacy fenced back yards, the cold front doors without screens or proper porches for visiting, thanks for the unfriendly curb appeal and atmosphere of your brand new housing. There is a community center though that has meetings once a month for newcomers that NO ONE Goes to that we can try to meet new people, that was a great idea. I suppose my neighbor and I could have become friendly like Mr. Wilson from Home Improvement, and peek over the fence and we could have talked to each other's eyeballs. Thank you for all those row houses that look so much alike. Thank you for instead putting me in Hood lawn...I mean Woodlawn village for a year. It was always super quiet there too...neighbors? I seen neighbors, when they were rushing off in their vehicles, but because of the atmosphere here, no one talks to anyone. On another note thank you for not fixing my leaky faucet, running toilets, or leaking ac units, you caused your already spooky, WWII era decrepit place to get black mold--I understand you were refurbishing them this year and we would have moved anyways into your new housing with even more unfriendly atmosphere. Thank you for not charging me a cent for damages, I would not have paid you a red cent anyways. The decision for me to pack up my family and move out of housing and into a beautiful house 45 minutes away came easily for me. Thank you for leading me in the right direction. We were hopeful, but then realized that just about everyone who is from Virginia has the "give everyone who says hello, the silent treatment" thing going on. Someone must have schooled them to remain silent, ignore or just stare when teaching them etiquette. Thank you for also helping my husband decide to chase dots and get assigned elsewhere. You did so much great things for us Fort Belvoir and Virginia! My heartfelt thanks!

Patiently waiting for a new duty assignment to a friendlier post and/or state,


Friday, October 9, 2009

Peanutty being nutty

Here's proof of one thing that peanut masterminded by herself she moved the playhouse to top of stairs in an attempt to go down the stairs in the tent. I never mentioned she can't climb down stairs she can go up them though just fine. She crawls up. She figured that she'd slide down in a tent to get downstairs-that would be easier than walking!
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

In Glasgow Montana

In Montana now. A few cousins a gramma and an aunt are here also waiting for other aunts uncles mother in law and grandmother in law to get here. Kids are good
although Angelina is being shy... here are the pictures finally (updated oct 20 2009)

my Peanutty is actually being a good

hugging Grandma Cathy

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This train is slow!

Its midnight and I don't even know where we are we left Cumberland Maryland at 825 we were late cuz of delays its been a trip we should get to Chicago at 820 am but because we are behind it'll be about 930 before we get there. Its been alright tho my son and daughters (my girls) have been good the food from the cafe near the sky lounge is good... Its been pretty good so far I guess. Talking to people on the train and was viewing the sights before it got dark. Its late and kids are sleep and so is everyone else so I will try to get some shuteye too. Other than the length its not a bad ride.

Here are the pics from earlier when we were at the park burning some energy and enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.

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