Hey Ladies...

Lizbah: She is just about the most incredibly sweet person I've ever known. I am always so glad to see her, even if it is once every two years. She gives you the biggest most heartfelt hugs in the world! I have tried to model my hugs after hers... because you know that she means them.

Lolly: Oh, Lolly! She is this beautiful, intelligent woman and she still doesn't know how wonderful she really is. She has a Masters degree and works at a crap job where no one appreciates her! I'll tell you that she is splendid! Under that shy exterior is a fantastic, charismatic, maniac that I call my friend. If I could have her drive to study the things that I love... I guess that’s what dreams are for.

Mle: How I marvel at her for packing up all her belongings into a minivan and trudging across the country to be with the love of her life. I don't have that kind of courage. I am such a homebody that I would have to be forced out of this state by gunpoint (or lots of money). I can't begin to say how much I wish that I had that kind of bravery to go into the unknown and swallow the fear.

Shav: She is doing things that I never could... conquering her fears with school and breaking out of the walls that were keeping her down! I am so proud of her! I stopped going to school because of the pressure of having to be there (not that that's all that much pressure) but doing well is, and Shav has proven that if you persevere than anything is possible.

Tex: Taking on the music world single-handed. I am in awe. I wish I could even begin to understand how her creative mind works. She can think of arrangements, vocals, lyrics... you name it and it’s in her head. Not only that, but she has two beautiful daughters that love her so much! She is a good mom and tries to do what is best for them, always.

Tibcat: New mommy-hood is hard (I know), and I think that she is doing fabulous. It’s hard to figure out how to fit everything and still try to stay you. She is doing fantastic considering all the strife they have had since the little one was born (and even before)... keep it up, it will only get easier from here on out.

TraciFree: My best friend that I never see and hardly talk to... can I really consider her that? I still do. Even though we don't see each other that much, we still keep in touch. I will always and forever run things by her that I don't run by anyone else. That’s what bff's are for... you don't always have to be stuck together... the friendship transcends that.

In case you haven't figured out what I did here... These are the chicks from my "Peeps" list. I got the idea (yet again) from someone else's blog and I made it my own.

Uranium Urine

I went to this site last night. They have a list up of Top 10 Bizaare Things You Can Buy on Amazon...

Everything from Wolf Urine to a UFO Detector, but I have to say that my very favorite item on this list is #1 - The can of Uranium.
The best part about this item is the description:

"Yes - it is true - you can actually buy a can of real uranium! According to Amazon, the uranium sample is for “educational and scientific use only” so please don’t buy this product if you have any other plans in mind. The List Universe can not guarantee that you will not end up on an FBI watchlist if you buy this product."

And, its only $29.95! What a Steal of a Deal! My plan is to buy this just to see IF I can end up on an FBI watchlist!

A Winter Wonderland

Her Grandparents gave her this sled for Christmas...

She is adorable I must say

Look at those cheeks!

Can we go Inside now?!?!

Name iT

Lately, I am in the habit of stealing ideas for posts from other people and this is no exception...

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Cinnamon 4-Runner
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor & fave cookie)
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR "FLY GUY/GIRL" NAME: (1st initial of first name, first 3 or 4 letters of your last name)
s fox
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
pink cat
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (Middle name, city where you were born)
elizabeth ft. worth
6.YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The" + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
the yellow green tea
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
roy karl
9. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names)
kate lorenzo
10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher's last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
bevans baltimore
11. SPY NAME/ BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
christmas calalily
12. CARTOON NAME: (favortie fruit, article of clothing your wearing right now + "ie" or "y")
mango sockie
13. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
oatmeal fern
14. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: ("The" + your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + "Tour".
the sewing sun tour

Racing to Catch UP!

Do you ever feel like you're on a treadmill?

I kinda feel that way lately. I feel like everyone has these amazingly wonderful things happening to them in their lives and I am watching it all happen in the confines of a room... happy go lucky, running on a treadmill. I am trying to catch up but can't because we all know that treadmills don't really go anywhere.

At least I get to watch the show as I run on my treadmill. That's always nice, sometimes its nicer than being in the show itself. The spectator sees everything, but doesn't have to live through any of it.

I guess that's my lot in life... it's not a lot, but its my life.

10 Events of 2008 ~ part 1

1) Tucy is crawling almost completely on her hands and knees.

2) I have lost 3 pounds (not that I'm keeping track).

3) My sister has a producer from Nashville that is interested in her singing.

4) My hubby worked on a show called "Nature's Dance" that aired on Discovery~HD three days ago.

5) Heath Ledger died from an accidental overdose.

6) Britney Spears might be pregnant... again.

7) Sundance is going on up in Park City and I couldn't give a rats.

8) The Golden Globes DIDN'T happen because they didn't have any writers to write the show... HA!

9) "Chuck" is moving to Thursdays.

10) American Idol has sucked me in, yet again.

TAG!!! You're It.

I got this idea off another persons blog to whom I have never met. But, I thought it was a swell idea... swell enough even, to make it my own.


The challenge is to tell 6 things that few people know about you. This is kinda tricky when you think about it. How can I be sure that only a few people know these 6 things? I guess I can't because my memory isn't THAT wonderful, so more of you may know these things about me... that and I have a bit of a habit of spilling things to people about myself once years pass and I know that they won't HATE me for what I have done.

Anyway, here are 6 things (in my memory) that few people know about me.

1) I once tried to pluck my armpit hairs, but I could only pluck 2 hairs because it hurt like a mother f-er!

2) The boyfriend of one of my old friends made a pass at me the same night that she lost her virginity to him.

3) I can't sleep with any clothes on... I get all tangled up, because I toss and turn too much in my sleep.

4) I read my sister's journal once, but only because she read mine first!

5) I dropped out of High school my Junior year, got my GED and went to the community college.

6) I hadn't read my first novel all the way through (from cover to cover) until I was 22. (I guess its from a lack of education, or something)

So, now whoever reads this... You're IT!!! Now, you get to post 6 things about yourself. Good Luck, my young padawan learners.

Gym Gripes

I have been going back to the gym since before Thanksgiving. I discovered that at my gym they have a Cardio Cinema room. This is great because of two reasons.

1) You get to watch a movie while you workout
2) The lights are low so no one else has to watch you workout

I was going to the gym that is like 10 minutes from my house, because that was the only one I knew of that had a Cardio Cinema room in it. But, then I discovered that there is a Cardio Cinema room in the gym that is just up the hill from my house.

So, now I have been going to the one that is just up the hill. I thought that this would be great! I just have to drive like 3 minutes and I'm there... workout... then go back home. I don't have to get up quite as early as before. Awesome! Last week when I got there to workout I walk into the Cardio Cinema room and guess what movie they're playing... "Secret Window"

What The.....?!?! Who can workout to "Secret Window"... ummm, I can't, but wasn't about to go out into the open area and workout with the rest of the drones... so, I endured... and, at least the lights were still low.

Then I go this morning and guess what movie is playing this morning...? Thankfully it wasn't "Secret Window", but it was "Monster In Law"... Gimme a break people! That is like the lamest movie ever! AND... The lights weren't low. I repeat... WEREN'T LOW!!!

Now I not only have to workout to the last 30 minutes of one of the stupidest movies I've ever had to sit through, but I have to watch other people workout to it as well? That was the beauty of the Cardio Cinema room. Remember #2... The lights are low so no one else has to watch you workout. Well, the movies aren't always going to be great, but at least they can stick to the light rule!

I don't quite know how many more tries I'm going to give this Cardio Cinema room. I'm not going to stop going into the room, nooooooo way! In fact I doubt that I'll even start driving farther because their (When I say "their" I mean, the gym that is 10 minutes away) movies have been better to date. I'll probably just complain about it on this here blog and do nothing. Maybe I'll ask why the lights are up so high next time I'm there, but I doubt that too. I am kind of a coward when it comes to things like that.

Yep, that sounds about right.

My List

So, its official that I haven't accomplished anything new on my list since... I can't even remember when I accomplished the last thing that I accomplished! AAARGH!

I's is got some list accomplishing to do's!

I am not going to beat myself up for not doing everything on my list. I have had a few diversions... like having a baby. That should have been one thing on my list, then I would have been able to cross it off. But, it wasn't. Anyway, if I don't get even half the things on my list checked off by November 18, 2008 than that's OK! I will just have to start a new list and include things that are a little more attainable. Like just running a 5k and not a half marathon... What was I thinking anyway?!?!

Was I really going to run a half marathon? I guess that I thought that I'd be able to at the time, but now I am like... are you CRAZY?!?!


Its a brand new year and I have been thinking a lot about what I might want to accomplish this year. I haven't looked at my list in quite a while, so I should probably give that a lookskie to find out how many more things I need to check off before November of this year... I believe that is my deadline. But there are other things that I need to do before then, such as... once and for all lose this blessed pregnancy weight. I went to the gym this morning. It was the first time in a few weeks because I was fortunate enough to get sick over the holidays and therefore didn't go to the gym. I was doing well too. I was losing about a pound a week and I'm sure that I gained back all the hard work that I put into my weight loss over the last 3 weeks. Its hard to lose weight when you are stuffing your face with all the good stuff, aka, chocolate, cookies, bread, hot buttered rum... etc... etc...

The weight is the biggest goal that I have this year. I am not setting a limit for how many pounds or where I want to end up... In fact, I am not even going to step on a scale (if I can help myself). My goal is to just be consistent with going to the gym at least 5 times a week, preferable mon-fri and take off the weekends. I haven't ever been good with goals and setting them at the beginning of the year is so cliche, but... its how I have to operate if I want to see results... That and I can't be fatter than a few other people that I know... omg, I can't believe how shallow I really am! Well, actually I can. Maybe that should be my real goal... Try to not be so shallow. I'll bet some people would say that I couldn't last a week. And, maybe that's true... but we all have to start somewhere, right?

The next goal would have to be... try to be nicer to those that are close to me. I have been having a hard time with this lately... I don't know why but my tongue has been a little bit lethal. And, when its brought up to me or pointed out I get all defensive, because I know that its true. So, I want to be nice. I don't want to leave this life having people remember me as the sassy one who made the snide remarks all the time. Why can't I be sweet and lovable? I dunno, but this year I'm gonna try to be more sweet and more lovable than I have been in the past several months. Actually I don't think that I could ever be defined as sweet and lovable. Its time for a change.

Then of course there are the goals that I set for myself every year... read the scriptures every day, pray everyday, attend all my meetings. And now there is even more pressures with Tucy getting bigger and starting to grasp things. So things like actually going to church on a regular and consistent basis and actually reading my scriptures are things that I should be teaching her. She will learn about those things because of me and if I don't do them myself, how in the world am I going to teach them to her?!?!? It scares the bejeezes out of me. So, that is my goal... to actually DO those things that I tell myself that I need to do every year, but then fail at by March. I am going to make it a habit.

I don't think that I have anything else really that comes to mind for goals to set for this year... again, I'm not a real goal setter and I hope that writing this down helps me to focus on them so I can accomplish them. I reaaaalllllllly don't want to come back and read this next year only to discover that I didn't do any of them. I hope that I come back next year and can read this post with a little pride. Because I did indeed accomplish the things that I intended to accomplish.