Saturday, July 31, 2004


Ok so it is about 3 am...I can't sleep thank goodness my brother keeps his compuer in a way differnt room. Feeling like an internet junky right about now...LOL no I am here this late just cause I can't sleep. So anyhow after checking my email I will post yet another funny for you guys Thanks to my friend Carmen who has been my friend since high school, her and I don't talk much but she sends me great jokes. So here ya go hope it makes ya smile


THE POWER OF PRAYER ---

After starting a new diet, I altered my drive to town to avoid passing my favorite bakery. I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and there in the window were a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed, "Lord, it's up to you ... if you want me to have any of those delicious goodies, create a parking place for me directly in front of the bakery." And sure enough, He answered my prayer ... on the eighth time around the block, there it was!




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Elizabeth blogged at 2:38 AM
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Friday, July 30, 2004


Well good morning all....I hope all of you are having a great day!! I am at my brother's house...we decided to come up a day early. We went out had drinks last night, then came back and had a nice visit. So I am now doing what I normally do to wake up, sitting at a computer with my coffee and cigs. Pretty cool huh, I get to feel normal. Anyhow we are going to go over and pick up or son today.....then tomorrow we are going to spend some time with Amanda. So life will be more normal for me. I will have one of my kids home.  Oh LMAO we got a letter from her last week, and there was "a gift for mom" in it...folded up very neatly was a magizine picture of none other than a Mr. Joe Elliott, Hehehhehe ok you think I might have it a bit bad if my daughter has to send me pictures of them. I tell ya it cracked me up!!!

Now people ask...did you and hubby do special stuff while the kids were gone...answer...Nope, not really. We just lived life as we would kidless, and let me tell ya it was weird. In a good way. I forgot what it is like not to have to worry bout them and their stuff. Was very nice...eating strawberry waffles at 3 in the afternoon, just cause we could. LOL, that is just a slight example of the lack of structure we had over this last week. And it was very nice. Althogh we did have a couple of serious discussions, no nothing major just our new house rules for the kids, and what I am gunna do about going back to work ect..will post more about that later when a definate plan comes into play. Anyhow have a great weekend all....gab at ya more later!!! ((((HUGS))))) to ya all!!


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Elizabeth blogged at 8:22 AM
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Monday, July 26, 2004


so I got a funny for you all...hope you like, a good friend of mine sent it to me:

THIS SHOULD END ALL 3 BEARS STORIES!         

Baby Bear goes downstairs and sits in his small chair at the table, he looks into his small bowl. It is empty. "Who's been eating my porridge?!!" he squeaks.       
Papa Bear arrives at the big table and sits in his big chair. He looks into his big bowl, and it is also empty.
"Who's been eating my Porridge?!!" he roars.       
Momma Bear puts her head through the serving hatch from the kitchen and yells...       
"For Pete's sake, how many times do we have to go through this with, you idiots?       
It was Momma Bear who got up first.      
It was Momma Bear who woke everyone in the house.      
It was Momma Bear who made the coffee.      
It was Momma Bear who unloaded the dishwasher from last night and put everything away.       It was Momma Bear who went out in the cold early morning air to fetch the newspaper.      
It was Momma Bear who set the darn table.      
It was Momma Bear who put the cat out, cleaned the litter box, and filled the cat's water and food dish, and now that you've decided to drag your sorry selves downstairs, and grace Momma Bear's kitchen with your grumpy presence, listen good, cause I'm only going to say this one more time...        

 

 
 "I HAVEN'T MADE THE @#$%^*%# PORRIDGE YET!!"


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Elizabeth blogged at 6:11 PM
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Hey ladies, I hope this finds you all well and good on this Monday morning. I have a thing I have been bouncing around in my head for a couple of weeks now, and I was wanting to hear opinions from you all. As the time draws nearer for my daughter's return, I have been thinking about returning all of her things back...You know a welcome home, you have done a good job, and I think you understand what is what now....And I am trusting you to have your stuff back kinda thing....My problem is CENSORSHIP.

UM this child of mine has decided she loves Emenim(or however you spell his name) my problem is I hate him.....I can't understand a word of what he says, and I really think his morals suck, and that is what he sings about. Ok so here is the deal, do I give her back the CDC and posters she has or not. See, I remember when the whole parental label thing came out, and I remember feeling that it was way wrong. But as you know our ideas change....We become our parents and the whole generational gap thing happens. So do I censor it or not??



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Elizabeth blogged at 4:59 AM
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Sunday, July 25, 2004


Good morning all~~it is sunday here, and pretty quite. We went over to my brother-in-laws, and his family's house last night...they just moved into a new house, and wanted to show it to us. It is a cute house, with lots of potential. We are happy for them. It has been ages since we have visited with them, so it was nice to do that.

Oh yes, I heard from the girl child, she had been working in Bandon..which is about 1/2 hour away from us....so as she was doing her weekly laundry she called. She sounded good really good. All happy and giggly again.  I sure hope she finds her smile, where she is at. That was the whole point of this was for her to find her smile again. She said the 4th day (which would have been her second day of work) tuesday, home sickness hit her real hard...Ok she was tired, had blisters on her feet, and doing prolly the hardest manual labor of her life..I guess right in the middle of work it hit(HOMESICKNESS).....and I guess she just started crying, ect....poor thing, I could actually feel it for her. But her team and crew leader has helped her through it. See she has never been away from home, well cept the occasional overnighter with friends. So for her to be away for a month is really something...and in the conditions she is doing must be really hard. She is camping....not the nice camping where alls you think about is your next swim...this is where they have to dig their facilities...LMAO she was talking bout loseing their bucket....UUUMMMM well that was just gross, but she took it all in stride. My friends I sure hope I have made the right decision to put her there...it sounds like it, but one never knows. And she sounded so sincere about missing us...it about broke my heart I tell ya.

I also called our son yesterday.....seems the boys(Brandon and my 2 newphew's were fighting a bit) not a good thing, so I am sticking to the original plan of picking him up next weekend. Of course Amanda has a family day thing that weekend too, I think. And then I think we are also going to try and fit a camping trip in, as we haven't done any camping yet this year.  

Another funny thing is try cooking for 4 then cut it down to 2 YIKES, I am trying to remember what Joe and I used to do before the kids came as far as food, seems like I am throwing away ALOT of stuff.

I am still confussed about work and whether or not to go back, and I need to be making up my mind here pretty quick.....I will post more about that later. I hope you all had a nice weekend, and all are well. (((((HUGS)))))) to all!!


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Elizabeth blogged at 8:04 AM
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Friday, July 23, 2004


Hello everyone....it is almost 4am here and yep I am up....coughing, and coughing...Nyquill doesn't last near long enough for me. Course the last couple of days I have been sleeping lots. So I am sure that doesn't help. Let me see today, I gotta clean up my house...and hubby and I will officially start out vacation. Not sure what we will be doing (ok girls minds outta the gutter, THAT goes without saying...LOL) what I meant to say is, I am not sure if we will be going anywhere or just staying home...ect. ect.

Our son comes home at the end of next week, and it will be good to have a couple of weeks alone with him. He got to do all kinds of stuff, thanks to his uncle, and aunt, and grandma, swimming, sturgon fishing, a day at thrillsville, and swimming, ect....I am not sure what else as I haven't heard from him in about a week or so. I should really call or send an email. We haven't heard from our daughter and I so wonder how she is doing....then again the mail doesn't come out till fridays there. At least that is what they said...so hopefully she will write. Then again maybe she won't, as I am sure she is very tired. So anyhow that is about all with me...I know same old same old. I hope all is well with you guys....seems the blog world has slowed down abit. But all is ok....HUGS to all ya!!!!


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Elizabeth blogged at 3:55 AM
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Wednesday, July 21, 2004


Our news....Goodness, I have been busy the last couple of days...Son's room is done, and it looks so good!! Wooooohoooo will he be surprised. Well I still have to go through his clothes, and decided what he is keeping ect...And hubby has to varnish the desk. The only problem I see is he had a Dragon Z set(I think that is the name of them) The whole damn set, or most of it...it is a lego set thing, and he wants ALL of it out, and it is huge....it has castles, dragons, and a huge boat, ect....It fits on the desk..but I really want him to use the desk as well a desk. So I am sure he will be a bit dissappointed about that, but we will work out some kind of compromise. Alls I can say is that kid sure has ALOT of crap. LOL, I mean we are talking the ultamate pack rat here...model planes, cars, boats, legos, magazines, fishing gear, rocks, shells, OMG what doesn't this kid save? he was even saving the stickers from the Sobe drink bottles...on his wall, they are now all on a poster thing..I can only imagine what the guy from Clean Sweep would have said. Silly of me to save those, but ya know for some reason they are important to him...so I made a small poster of them. His best friend got to come over and help out....which was very cool IMO. We kept asking him..you think Brandon will like it. I sure hope he does, I am now really looking foward to him coming home..not that I wasn't before, but I can't wait till he sees it.

I found out where my daughter will be working....she set off on her big adventure...yep folks she will be working on the beaches of beautiful coos bay....UUUMMM ok, the joke here is coos bay is our home...well almost our home. Those are the beaches we visit. It is ironic, IMO she wanted really to see other places and they set her right back here at home. Woooops. But maybe she will also get to work on other places. I am going to write her a letter today sometime. See how she is doing...I miss them so much, I find myself doing stuff and have to stop for a minute. Anyhow I will update you when I hear from her.

Joe and I are doing pretty good, I got her cold she had before she left...well that is what I think woke me up at 3 am this morning couging. FUN, FUN, FUN....EEERRR NOT!! But that is ok, cause today is gunna be a rest day for me.  Thinking to do my nails, and toes...AAAAHHHHH now that will feel good!!  Rehersal was awful last night. The script keeps getting "updated" and I am having a hard time memorizing my lines. Well duuuh, I can't memorize them, if things keep getting thrown in at me. But it will all be good I am sure....well at least I hope it goes good. Joe nor I have practice tonight, so that will be good, to have a home cooked meal and an evening together. He took all of next week off, so if I am not around...EEERRR UMMM well I might just be a bit busy...LOL, you can use your imagination as to what we are doing.

Anyhow so that is what is going on with me, life ya know... :) Take care all!!!!


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Elizabeth blogged at 4:00 AM
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Tuesday, July 20, 2004


OHHH magenta is pretty...LOL what ya all think? Ha HaHa!!
 
 Anyhow just a quick note to tell ya, I have found my project....my friend and I are redoing my son's room as a surprise for him when he comes home. He went from a light blue...to a very nice tan color. His furniture is being painted a dark brown....and he is getting snake skin cutains, along with a covering for his toy trunk...which will be turned into a bench seat, to match the curtains. We will compleatly rearrange his room too. And organize him. Sorta a Clean sweep meets While you were out kinda thing.
 
So for now, I am too busy durning the day to worry about the kids and too tired at night to worry either....well I still do, but I am keeping VERY busy. I sure hope Brandon likes his new room!!! It is coming together very nice IMO....can't wait till it is all done!! And to see what he says when he sees it.


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Elizabeth blogged at 6:01 AM
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Sunday, July 18, 2004


Woooops, my big mouth as gotten me in trouble (UMMM this is not new BTW) Mother in law calls last night, to ask if Brandon has gotten the package they sent him..I am like yep, but he is not home...let them know where he is at with my family so of course it is kinda like my family vrs. hubby's family....EERRR UMMM they have wanted to take the kids for awhile, but they live in Alaska so I have been a bit leery of sending my children on a plane by themselves. I also blurt out the whole thing with Amanda...so of course I am sure their feelings are hurt. Goodness this is just not what I need at this point. So I am sure I am going to have to call today and smooth things over. They now are talking about a trip this way....they want to take Brandon back in the fall...UMMMM but he will be in school, so now I am not sure how to get out of this one. goodness, I sit here rolling my eyes. Things have been kinda weird with Joe's parents since they moved...they choose it we didn't so what are we suppose to do? Oh well, I am sure they will get over it, or not...either way, I am going to try and not worry about it.
 
Any how it is early sunday morning, and I am feeling all relaxed and stuff (well cept the phone call I have to make later today) I might go shopping later today, might not who knows? but hey it is my vacation...well sorta.
 
Have a great day guys!! ((((HUGS))) to all!!!


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Elizabeth blogged at 6:55 AM
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Saturday, July 17, 2004


Well she is gone.....and I think I am ok with it. I wasn't too impressed with our good bye time though..I gotta say that. I was comfortable with the little video they showed us...alls I can say is she is gunna be one tired chica...LOL too tired to get in trouble. (at least that is the plan) So they had a very rushed question and answer period, the kids had already left....so we go in search of her, poor thing was trying to repack her stuff, this poor kid has had mama to do it so long she will have a rough time trying to get settled I am sure. so our good bye was a quick hug, and that is about it.....kinda a let down, but I am proud of myself I didn't break down until we got to the car...Mom that I am worried about her being too cold, ect.....I will post updates for you guys, when I get them...I sure hope she writes alot!!!
 
So we decide to go shopping, alls I can say is the girlfriends are more fun to shop with than the hubby...we found him 4 shirts and a pair of shorts, nothing for me..guess I wasn't in the mood or something. Came home and slept the sleep of one who hasn't really rested for 6-8 weeks or at least that is what it felt like. Dang I passed out. Hubby got me up in time to have steak, salad, rice, bread...and sautee'd mushrooms...YUMMY. I am tired again, so I think I will chill for tonight, not much else to do. Talk to ya soon!!


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Elizabeth blogged at 7:32 PM
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Friday, July 16, 2004


Hey ladies, how's life treating ya??? Good I hope. Now lets see today's big thrill is my laundry...OHHHH goodie (NOT) but we gotta get the girl child all packed up. Anyhow tomorrow she leaves for her big adventure. And I know I should be very happy, but damn I am already having withdrawls. Anyhow girls get your thinkin caps on please....give me some ideas to occupy my time here?? I know I will slip into a "sleeping" mode if I don't have plenty to do? Any suggestions, besides the obvious...of christening my rooms with hubby LMAO *winkey* *winkey* but alas he won't be here ALL the time. He has to work some of the time ya know one of us has to bring in some money. DARN IT!! LOL
 
I ask that ya be thinking of me tomorrow I know it is going to be rough, siiiiigh.
 
OHHHH and hey we watched the movie Thirteen last night....VERY SCARY STUFF IF YOU HAVE KIDS. And ya know, IF we had maybe watched that a year ago, maybe just maybe some of the stuff wouldn't have gone on like it did, alls I can do is THANK GOD she didn't get that bad. God this movie freeked me out, and had me bawling my eyes out for the poor mother in that. OMG then last night, I had my windows open, was about 1 am and I was still watching movies...and a bat flies in...YIKES, scared the poop out of me!! Had to call Joey in to go bat hunting...LMAO!!
 
Anyhow all I am outta here for a bit....the laundry calls ya know. Have a great day ladies!!


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Elizabeth blogged at 9:42 AM
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Thursday, July 15, 2004


Good Morning all~~I sit here still in my nighty...hehehehe I didn't have to run to town today, and it is good!! Somedays I just hate having to run her to summer school, but that is over..I am still not sure IF she passed science she didn't ask the teacher yesterday, guess she was to worried about it. But then again we will deal with what she has to do at school when we go register her.

I talked with boy child yesterday (twice) first time, after I got off the phone, I was pretty ok...then as the day went on, I got to feeling worse and worse....DAMN I MISS HIM!! I was ok with it till I talked with him. :( Second time I talked with him he had to tell me about his fishing trip his uncle took him on...oh did he have fun!! For that I am glad. I know a month long visit seems like a long time, but he so needed the break away from his sister's problem, I honestly feel this time away will be good for him. Too bad it is making me feel like shit. But I am fine...I keep telling myself that, I am sure I will start to believe it soon.

My daughter leaves saturday, again, I will just have to tell myself I am fine....after all this is sorta a practice run, at not having kids at home....right?

Hey mark one up for hubby yesterday....I had been woke up from a nap from my daughter, right after he came home from work, and then someone was on the phone, and hubby wanted to talk with me about some script writting I had done yesterday...eeerrr UMMMM I don't do well upon waking up, I got pretty crabby and yelled a bit, anyhow daughter snapped back at me..hubby gets his little caculator (the one in his head) after I appoligized to my daughter saying it was prolly just PMS (which is was) hubby says, yep that is what I was figuring on too...he then looks at daughter and says: "You should really give you mom a break, being a woman, you know what it feels like, and you need to let mom have the PMS grouchies too." Now I know some of you are gunna say that was a bad thing for him to say, but ya know...he was right, she needs to back off a bit sometimes and realize that she is not the only one who goes through it. Anyhow all is fine, well cept for what caused the PMS in the first place...;) OHHH to be a woman, aint it GREAT!! Ok sorry if that was TMI, but sometimes I really hate it.

Anyhow HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM!!! Hope you have a GREAT day!!

And hugs to ya all!!

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Elizabeth blogged at 7:39 AM
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Wednesday, July 14, 2004


Good morning ALL!!! Checking in here on the last day of summer school for the girl child can we all say WWWOOOOOOHOOOOOO!! Now lets cross everything that she passed her classes!! Things are going well today (so far but it is barly 8am so who knows huh)

Hey Ter, I am so sorry that phone call last night was so jumbled, that is what I get for trying to do to many things at once...LMAO but I hope it worked at least a little, we do need to just have a free chat time....give me the place and time and know I will be there. Ok that is it for now on the personal stuff.

I am now going to get into the not so nice stuff that has been floating around here in the world of the net....OMG I was pretty clueless as to the back stabbing, and shit floating around here.....This morning I spent sometime reading some of the blogs and groups that I belong in, and now for my 2 cents: 1) I HAVE HUGE ISSUES WITH MY FRIENDS BEING COMPAIRED TO THE RACISTS OF THE PAST.....don't go there....please, it is not pretty, and these people that have become "the shit slingers" IMO, have not a clue as to how caring and pieceful these handful of others really are. 2) Our children's battles become ours, not Our battles become theirs...get the drift there. I don't know people I guess in the case for me, being in the dark was pretty ok...Today I find myself pretty irked at some of the utter CRAP that has been said, and all become a select few chose to close the rest of us out. Which as you all know is another peeve of mine being talked over really bites, and conTROLLing people really need a hobby!!

Ok enough said, those are my feeling sorry for the language and such...but I am now really upset by all this...I know late as always but hey that is me.

LOVE AND HUGS TO ALL YA!!!

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Elizabeth blogged at 7:56 AM
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Saturday, July 10, 2004


Well the alone time has started a bit early...As you know Brandon is off at my mom's house for a month. And Amanda went off to a friends house....for the weekend, as this is her last weekend home. Siiiiiigh. I know it all will be for the best, at least that is all I can hope for at this point.

I want to thank Kim, for always being there and always having nice things to say....I know some of ya either don't have much to say, or are busy ect....and I also know all of this gets pretty old...believe me I know. Anyhow I decided today to let her know that her contiuned support means alot to me.

Anyhow....friday we went to dinner.....OMG it was so funny and I thought since I haven't posted anything positive I would tell ya all about this. :) We drove down to Bandon, a small coastal town geared to tourism (I have always loved this quaint little town) So we stop at this little tiny resturant, and have prime rib, I had prawns, hubby had halibut with and salad, bread(home made) and potatoes, that were OMG HUGE!! LMAO they were so big she brought them on a seperate plate. So as we are eating she keeps checking on us...hehehe we finally get done, and of course I leave at least 3/4 of my potato, and the fat trimmed off my prime rib, well nope that is not good enough for her....she brings us a box...puts everything in it...course we are not planning on eating it...but she does it anyways. It was pretty funny...so I step outside as I am starting to get that itch in my nose..I have no clue as to what it is, but pretty much everytime I go out to eat right after I start sneezing....ok so I am a "snotty" date. LMAO...so I had left some of my coffee she steps outside the resturant, and basically hands me the cup saying enjoy your coffee....it was pretty cute. So here we are with me sneezing my head off drinking this coffee. Ok I find this pretty funny don't know if you guys do...but god love Joe alls he could do was snicker at me. So then we drive back...and I am still sneezing fit to kill, course no tissue in the car. We pull over to get some at a little store. Then drive back home, gosh it has been years since we just got in the car and just took a drive, I think more of this is due.

Then Saturday, I decide that it is time to tame my garden, I have never seen petunias as big as mine, and I have what I think is a cat laying in them smashing them down, and forcing them to choke everything else off. So of course I get clipper happy, but then realize that I think it is the petunias that are keeping the deer out. So I still have some pretty wild looking petunias, and most of my pansies are in one bed. And I finally got my sweet peas transplanted, the roots had grown so much they were out of the pot and into the dirt...I had lost quite a few, but managed to save some which are now in a nice little row.

On to sunday, I woke up so sore for gardening...I asked myself how did the couple of months of lack of exercize catch up to me so quick...so you all know this means I GOTTA start all over again, gunna be FIRMIN again SOOOON!! So me and my other friend just lazied in the sun all day...I am pretty crisp this morning, but will look native american before our play which is a good thing. All in all it was a good week end, and I am slowly finding my smile again!!! (((((HUGS))))) to all!! Have a great monday!!

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Elizabeth blogged at 8:32 AM
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Friday, July 09, 2004


Email such a wonderful thing...I heard from my son today, put a smile on my face. Goodness I miss that kid! Anyhow things are pretty much the same here...I am sleeping waaay to much, but there is really not much else to do. I now know why I went to work in the first place. IF I could find something that keeps me at home (where I feel I need to be at this point) but doesn't bore me to tears, life would be good. Or better anyhow.

Amanda leaves a week from tomorrow, OMG, that is going to be hard...after 15 years of having children around and then not.....I know it will be good for hubby and I, but still I will miss them soooooo much.

Well anyhow thanks for listening, although I know it sounds like a broken record sometimes. Love and hugs to ya all!!!

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Elizabeth blogged at 6:49 AM
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Tuesday, July 06, 2004


Hello All...I have been missing from the world of the net...I hope this finds you all well and happy. I hope all had a safe and happy 4th this year. Ours went very nice, bbq and lots of fireworks, and family.

My son went to visit my mother for a month...one day and I already miss him dearly. But it is good, he needed the break away from the problems that are here. He needed his own adventure. I do so hope that this will bring him happiness, and some carefree thoughts.

My daughter goes on her big adventure in a little over a week, OMG I have no idea what I will do with myself when it is just me and Joey. Some might think we are bad parents sending out kids away....but I also need to set aside some time for my marriage...as all too soon my kids will be on their own, and it will be just me and him again. So this will be a sorta practice run, I guess.

Anyhow, I am also taking this time for self reflection, and the many questions that are arising...Do I really want to go back to work? Where I was at? Or something a little less stress free? Is there really such a job? Can I work out of my home? Because I know that the big test for my daughter is when she goes back to school, summer has been pretty ok for her, but she hasn't had to deal with the gossip and the whispers...ect. Or am I giving up my self for my kids? Is it ok to do that? I need to figure out a balance in my life....and really have no idea where to start, any help or suggestions would be great. Also not to forget I haven't been all that thrilled with work anyhow...siiiiigh, does life ever get easier?

Well, anyways those are my rambles today. Much love and hugs to ya!!!

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Elizabeth blogged at 9:22 AM
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