Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Confession!


Yesterday was my birthday.  I am officially 39 years old. No, really. That is not a euphemism for 40, I am really 39 and next year I'll 40. I see no point in lying about my age. I'd rather be getting older than not.

Yesterday my sweet son brought me breakfast in bed.  I had oatmeal, a glass of milk, and something that could be generously described as coffee. In reality it was warm water with a little coffee flavor and a whole lot of creamer. (Yes, I drank it with a smile.)  I have never had breakfast in bed before, with the exception of when I was too sick to enjoy it. This was much funner as Ian, Tana and one of the cats shared it with me. Amazingly the sheets stayed clean.

My darling hubby bought me a Nook Color for my birthday.  I've already bought three books and read one and checked out some from the library.  This is AWESOME!  I love to read. I love books. Now I can take a whole library with me wherever I go!

We went to dinner at The Spaghetti Factory. I had the spaghetti with cheese and brown butter.  It was yummy! The funnest part of dinner though, was watching Tana eat. She ate Brian's salad and got dressing all over her face and down her arms and was licking it off her fingers.  Then when he shared his spaghetti with her, she had a hard time getting the noodles in her mouth.  Them guys are LONG!  But she managed!  Finally, we all had ice cream Ian and I had the Neapolitan, and Brian had vanilla.  Tana did not want to share his ice cream, she wanted mine.  I don't blame her Neapolitan is MUCH tastier!

So while I had to do things like grocery shop and dishes, it was a great birthday.  I love my family very much and could not possibly ask for a better one!  Thank you Brian, Ian and Tana! I Love you!

I used to work as a graphic designer. In the strange, mixed-up company I worked for, IT and graphics were together.  We used to joke that most computer problems could be solved with "Shut-up and reboot!".
I was having a problem with my Nook.  I called customer service. They told me to shut-up and reboot.  Actually, they were much nicer about it but since I felt like such an idiot, that is how my brain translated it.  It's working fine now.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vaulting 6/11/11

(Sorry for some reason the preview isn't working.  Jus tclick the above link and it should take you there!)

I wanted to post this.  Ian did a fantastic job at his vaulting demo and silent auction.  We also managed to win at the silent auction, a one-on-one vaulting lesson with Cambry, his coach, and a one-on-one riding lesson with Jake one of his other coaches. The lesson with Cambry will be especially useful as he will be attending Regionals AND Nationals this year. Cambry, the head coach, really wants him to go. YAY Ian!

Monday, June 13, 2011

We May Have....

We may or may not have gone to another state this weekend and perhaps bought some fireworks that might not be leagal in this state that we could, possibly, shoot off on the Fourth of July. Maybe. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, you and your family are more than welcome to come and watch the show we could be having.
I'm just sayin'....

Monday, June 6, 2011


We just found out yesterday that Tana's birth father was murdered on Saturday.  I am very sad about it. Whatever else he did or was, he was smart enough, kind enough and loved Tana enough to give her up and let her live a life he could not provide for her.
RIP Jakwan.

Friday, June 3, 2011

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I confess:

I know not much about movies.

I've been faking it to  win a contest on another blog.

I met the funniest guy on this other blog.

He goes by the name of "ratkin"

I don't know if he's old or pretending to be, but he is funnier than heck.

You need to go to and scroll down about three entries to the  "Poster Frenzy Contest".  Click on the comments, then scroll down until you find the conversation between "ratkin" and "ducknme". 

I know it's a lot of steps but it's worth it.

Enter the contest too if you like.  She's a good author.

Funny, Funny, Funny!

A favorite author of mine has a blog and she's been hosting a contest mostly for movie posters and to enter you need to just comment on the entry.  I started out on a whim, and got into an interesting conversation whith a couple of ladies about Catwoman.  Then along comes this, well, I assume he's a gentleman but he could be a lady, named "ratkin" he is about the funniest person I ever exchanged blog comments with! I, who knows NOTHING about movies, or next to nothing anyway, am really winging it with this guy to keep him talking! You need to go over and check it out.  The blog address is and the entry is "Poster Frenzy Contest", it's about the third one down right now, just click on the comments and down near the end you'll start seeing some entries for "ratkin" and "ducknme", I promise you it's worth a look!  You could even enter the contest.  I'm mostly trying because some of the prizes include books, and well, you know me and books, I love 'em!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Want to Know Wednesday" target="_blank">" border="0" alt="Photobucket" />

Hmm, I think I'll try this one out....

1} If the blogging world had a talent show, what would your act be?
I would be it the audiance.  Trust me it's better that way.

{2} What's the most likely reason you might become famous?
I won't. I'd hate it. I might become infamous for something, but it won't be on purpose!

{3} What question are you repeatedly asked that you are tired of hearing?
Is she your daughter? YES! I know we don't look much alike, but she IS my daughter.

{4} What's the last thing you broke?
My fingernail. What? It hurt!

{5} Finish this sentence. I can't believe I used to ________.
Have a crush on Charlie Sheen. 20 years ago he was good looking and not so weird.