Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Where the heck did May go? I tell ya this last month flew by!! I can't believe June is so fast approching, and summertime is just around the corner. let's see, this last weekend, I got the house cleaned up only to wake up this morning, and it is trashed again. Yikes, I live with major slobs I tell ya!! LOL, So today I will straighten it up again, do laundry, and oh yeah, it is Brandon's shopping day. I hope we can get by without spending all my paycheck. I also have to make a hair appointment for Amanda. Well shoot guess I will be broke before the day even starts. LOL

Let's see, thursday kicked off the weekend, with all of us going to see Star Wars III, (compleate with the kid's boyfriend/girlfriend....the out to dinner. OMG, I had to have the LARGE popcorn, and was sick all day friday from it...I tell ya my friends my body can't handle that kind of food anymore. Which if you think about it, is a good thing. (I GUESS??) Then Friday, my son had a friend over to spend the night, and Saturday, Amanda had her first parade to go to...yep she did the princess wave very nice :) And then after son's friend, and Amanda's boyfriend stayed over and played on the x-box most of the day....Paul stayed for dinner. I don't think he knows what to think of us. LOL, oh well keep him guessing is prolly the best way right? ;) Then we went out to dinner with our friends....and had a great time. Brandon asked to spend the night at their house...and I let him, which of course put Amanda in a major pout....she had asked to go to a "bonfire" kinda party....of course I said NO....which is a rule in out house, no adult supervision and you can't go....so well I paid for that little 2-letter word, up until Suncay night....geeeze can she pout!!! And I gotta say, I just LOVE it when they keep score~~~NOT!! man oh man I hate that!! So even after all the stuff we did with her, she still wasn't happy, gosh I just love teens! Well my mom used to say "you can get glad in the same clothes you got mad in!" I now know what the saying mean~~although to this day I still think it is a stupid saying...but pretty dang effective, course I didn't use it, I never would LOL. Got my car cleaned out, woooohooo, now that was a chore I tell ya, compleate with amor all, and windows being cleaned, and the whole thing vaccuumed out. So all in all I spent a pretty good weekend. Now today, to got to run around the kids, pay some bills Yuck, and try and see if I will have any money left to buy some groceries...so hey wish me luck!! and have a great day everyone!!! :) ((((((HUGS))))) to all ya!!

Elizabeth blogged at 4:11 AM

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Todays is my Friday~~~

Wooooohoooo! Lovin' a 4 day weekend!!! Me and the kids will prolly go to one of the lakes around here, prolly on monday, or hell maybe on sunday...better yet maybe both days!! LOL, It has been pretty warm here, yesterday was just beautiful!! I am so glad as I love the sun, and get pretty tired of the wet rain yucky weather!! So bring on the sun. My flowers look pretty great!! The all look like they survived the transplant. And are all looking pretty chipper!!

Today is the day I get to go in for my appointment about finding a new job. We have a place here, who offers training, and such...I don't know IF it will work, and if so how long I have to go without pay...part of the pay is the training. This week so far I have worked, 19 hrs. and that just isn't doing it. It has been a year since I had to give up my full time position, and well I am just waiting to get some of our bills paid off, and I can't do that IF I gotta buy the groceries (and little extras) It just isn't working anymore. Not to mention that workig on call stinks cause I can't really plan anything. IF I do plan then I have to cancel. ect.

This weeks extra thing, is Brandon's graduation outfit and dinner. When Amanda "graduated" to high school, we had a nice dinner, and I bought her a dress and some pretty nice jewlry, so I need to do the same for our son. OMG next year I will have 2 (yes that is 2 in high school!!) YIKES!!!! LOL, oh well. guess I better get used to it!!! We have an Itialian place here that he has wanted to go to for years, so that is where we are going. Good thing is we will go, bad thing his best friend "doesn't like itialian" so we won't be having dinner with them.Drats!! But hopefully it will still turn out nice. OMG we were talking about what kind of outfit he wanted, and I said..."Ok the pants CAN'T I repeat CAN'T show your underwear" He said, Duuh mom LMAO and he also wants to wear a tie...we will see how long that lasts. So I have to get him EVERYTHING, even new socks and shoes...as he sneakers won't work well with dress pants, shirt, and a tie!! LOL. he should be looking pretty spiffy huh? He is doing pretty well. My son...my pride and joy. He is trying to find work in any way shape or form. Which is good. Bad cause he "all about the money" but good that he is trying to "help us out" He is looking foward to summer break, as is our daughter!! She has big plans, for summer and I sure hope they turn out better than last summer.

Well I guess that is it for today, please cross everything ya got that something turns up for this job thing, I just can't take the finincial squeeze anymore. Not to mention my scheldule being out of wack!! I sure hope I can find something that will work, who knows after working with kids for the last 10 years maybe just maybe it is time for me to get out of it!! I kinda hope so!!

Well all I hope you have a safe and happy weekend!! (((HUGS))))

Elizabeth blogged at 5:40 AM

Monday, May 23, 2005

Mondays again~~

So today is Monday and it is back to the work week. I work 9:45 to 6:15 today (not really my favorite shift) but hey it is hours. Then it is off to our first rehearsal...did I tell you that I did get a part as Mrs. Arable, Fern's Mother. It is not a big part, but a part none the less. I really wanted the part of Charlotte, but I wasn't EVEN in the running....HHHMMMPPPP ya would think that cause I sleep with one of the directors that, well...LMAO ok so he is a fair guy. Sheeese, I married a fair one...siiiiigh. No it is all good, well until we get going to hell week. My very good friend is making the costumes so I will also be helping in that area. Or at least the bargain was...'If you help, you won't look frumpy' LOL, good bribe huh?

I finally got to my flower boxes yesterday, and my pansy bed look GREAT!! I so love pansy's. I plant them in remembrance of my Grandmother as she had tons in her garden, and I can remember as a kid picking them. She would get all excited, and oohhhh and ahhh over them, then place them in "floating bowl" special for Pansy's. And funny thing is these things take off for me. I can grow them well. And the are just so damn perky that I really do love them. I also got my Gladiolia bulbs in (or should say Amanda got them in for me) it will be fun to wait for those sprouts. This year I decided to plant my petunias in pots as last years ones were HUGE...and took over the whole garden. I think this year I am going for a less crowded look. I always plant waaay to much and then the whole thing comes out looking on the wild side. Hubby and boy child have been working their hinys off digging. I now have a "hidden" garden space. They are making a walkway (of sorts) down the "valley" to a stream with spaces for more flowers. One of them I am going to turn into a rose garden. I have roses out front, but I didn't get the kind I like. I prefere the kind that gives off a single bloom (that can be cut to put in vases) instead I got the "cluster" kind. With the exception of my red rose, and a yellow one. And let me tell ya I got TONS of blooms already this year. I also got a plant called a "Stock" never heard of it.....but it smelled so pretty and was quite perky. So I got a couple in a real pretty peach color, and a couple in purple, and a white one. I hope those grow well for me. I also bought Cosmos seeds, and have no idea where to put those...HHHMMMMM. LOL, there are just to many kinds of plants I truly love. Oh gosh I have a feeling it will be all wild looking again....siiigh. So after spending most of the afternoon working out that I am a little more suntanned, and sore...LOL, my legs were a bit sore this morning....but that is a good thing.

Well not much else to add here....I will let ya go. And I hope each and every one of you have a great Monday!!!! ((((HUGS)))) :)

Elizabeth blogged at 4:36 AM

Friday, May 20, 2005

Funny and other stuff~~

Well ok the other stuff first. I forgot to tell ya, I got my hair cut...I am now sporting a real (and I mean real) short style...Kinda on the spiky side, I love it, it is sporty and fun. And only takes about 2 minutes to fix in the mornings. I have had lots of nice compliments on it. Which is a good thing as I wasn't quite to sure about it.

Went into work yesterday, and after getting the cold shoulder for months, everyone was really nice to me, chatted up a storm...isn't that funny being as yesterday I FINALLY made an appointment over at a Business Coperation. It is a place that does jobtraining, and career counselling....HMMMM. But seriously I am going to go and talk with these people, see what can come of it. At this point I don't think it can hurt. I swear for me this is the year of "Either quit complaining about it or change it!"

Ok so now on to the funny, someone printed this off and handed it to me at work, and then I got it in my email so ya know I thought I would share here ya go enjoy:

Most of you have read the scare-mail about the person whose kidneys were stolen while he was passed out. Well, read on. While the kidney story was an urban legend, this one is not. It's happening every day.
My thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. It was just that quick. I went to sleep in my body and woke up with someone else's thighs. The new ones had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Who would have done such a cruel thing to legs that had been mine for years? Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine?
I spent the entire summer looking for my thighs. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans and Sheer Energy pantyhose.
Then, just when my guard was down, the thieves struck again. My butt was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear end (although badly attached at least three inches lower than my original) to the thighs they stuck me with earlier. Now, my rear complemented my legs, lump for lump. Frantic, I prayed that long skirts would stay in fashion.
It was two years ago when I realized my arms had been switched. One morning I was fixing my hair and I watched horrified but fascinated as the flesh of my upper arms swung to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary. My body was being replaced one section at a time. How clever and fiendish.
Age? Age had nothing to do with it. Age is supposed to creep up, unnoticed,
something like maturity. NO, I was being attacked repeatedly and without warning.
In despair, I gave up my T-shirts. What could they do to me next?
My poor neck disappeared more quickly than the Thanksgiving turkey it now resembled.
That's why I decided to tell my story. I can't take on the medical profession by myself. Women of the world, wake up and smell the coffee.
That really isn't plastic that those surgeons are using. You KNOW where they are getting those replacement parts, don't you?
The next time you suspect someone has had a face "lifted", look again. Was it lifted from you?
I think I finally found my thighs .. and I hope that Cindy Crawford paid a really good price for them!
This is not a hoax. This is happening to women in every town every night. WARN YOUR FRIENDS.
P.S. I must say that last year I thought someone had stolen my breasts. I was lying in bed and they were gone! As I jumped out of bed I was relieved to see that they had just been hiding in my armpits as I slept. Now I keep them hidden in my waistband.

I laughed so hard when I read this....hehehehe I hope it gives you a chuckle!! Have a GREAT friday, I know I will!! :) :) :)

Elizabeth blogged at 4:32 AM

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Been awhile~~

Things are going pretty well here, I spoke to soon about the sun though, now we got the crazy rain one minute/shine the next spring like weather. I still haven't gotten my plants in, but boy did the slugs sure like the tender new stuff that was sitting out there ready to be planted. I swear I am gunna ask God (when it is my time) why slugs and cockroaches LOL. I am sure he had a reason, but for the life of me I don't know what it is :)

Tryouts for the new childrens show,Charolett's Web were last night to continue tonight. I don't know, I really don't care one way or the other IF I get a part. I read for the part of Charolett, I don't think I did that great, but again...if I get something I get it, one would think being that I am married to one of the directors that I could pretty much get anything, but nope HE is being stubborn...LOL, naw just kidding I really don't like people getting parts and stuff just cause of family.

I got kinda a funny for you, Tal will understand this more than anyone, a long while back when her and I were chatting pretty much everynight...we had this running joke about the taco bell dog, you all remember the Godzilla Taco Bell commercials, well her and I used to just get all silly about those adds....anyhow so everytime I would try and type in Dog it would come out Dong.....LMAO her and I would just crack up.....so A couple of days ago, I am typing the new script for Joe, and in comes this line where a carnival worker is announcing his special hot dogs, well the line was suppose to read, Foot-long, hot dogs....sure enough it came out Foot-long Hot Dongs.....ok, now the funny part is I didn't catch this and IF Joey hadn't seen it, people would have been reading it LMAO Joe and I just about rolled on floor laughing, can you imagine people reading THAT in a play rehearsal, or better yet at an audition.....hehehehehhe!!! Crack me up!!!
Anyhow Tal, that one was for you babe!!

So I go in to see a nurse practionier (sp?) about my tummy today, please oh please cross everything I don't have to have sugery, although the nurse on the phone pretty much said it sounded like a hurnia to her, and I would prolly be referred to the surgeon, SIIIIIGH I can't do another sugery. I have already had 4 Major abdominal sugeries, and one GYN one and I DON'T I REPEAT I DON'T want to do THAT again. Not to mention this will really put exercising on hold.....grumble, grumble...is that like Murfy's law or something. Seems like everytime I get going on something positive, I have to take MAJOR steps back.....GGGRRRRR!! Will give ya updates later today. And of course 20 minutes after I make Dr. appointment, I get called into work.....boy oh boy. I could have used the full day's pay. Oh well, I do have to get this taken care of. But my friends I am so scared. :( Oh well enough of that. You all have a great day, and hope you all are doing well......(((((HUGS))))))

UPDATE: Well, I did go to a nurse practitioner (sp?) I guess I am fine. No the little buldging thing in my belly botton, "may or may not be a hurnia, but highly doubtful that it is one" in any case it is ok for me to keep on with exercize yep even abs~~and doing my normal stuff. Tummy problems are gall bladder, and not much can be done. I guess it is a pretty classic case, of it flairs up, then calms down...ect. I am not sure what it will take for anything to get done, as I have had this tummy problem for years first major attack was when I was pregnant with my son 15 years ago...so ya know going with the reduced fat eating plan will help, and it does....it can only do me good I am thinking, as when I am bad and eat stuff I know I am not suppose to I get an attack....so all is well here. Well as well as can be expected in my little corner. :)

Elizabeth blogged at 4:41 AM

Friday, May 13, 2005

Here comes the sun~~

Woooohoooo, after the last couple of soggy weeks, we are finally getting a bit of sun here, and let me tell ya, I LOVE IT!!!! Now maybe I can find time to work in my garden, I bought flowers a couple weeks back and there they sit still in the mini planters. I really want them in the ground. I bought Gladiolia bulbs about 2 months back, and after getting the spots cleaned up to put them, the rain came...hasn't been dry enough to even bother. But hopefully this weekend I can get'r done! Playing in the dirt is one of my favorite thing I tell ya! Kinda like my way of getting back to nature.

For those of you who posted birthday wishes, THANKS!! (((HUGS)))) it was a great birthday, I felt very spoiled. Turning 38 was a bummer (all that much closer to 40 YIKES) but all in all I had a nice relaxing week. But as you know it is back to the grind on mondays...LOL, I have been working all week but after today my scheldule goes back to on call. I am ok with it...well that is till I see my check for lack of work. The regular classrooms go out on summer break soon. So who knows how many hours I will get over the summer.....siiiigh. Oh well I guess it is back to the simple life...which is good for over summer, I guess. We will prolly be spending lots of time at the lake or beaches which is always a good thing. :) I DO LOVE MY BEACHES!!!!

Went out on a "date" with hubby last night. We went and saw that Play Steel Magnolias~~rolley eyes here, I feel it will lose money for our local theatre. I don't know IF you all remember but I posted that they put a Man in the part of Truvey(Dolly Pardon's part) what the hell were they thinking? I have no clue. I don't know maybe my mind was too closed, but I still have no idea How the hell when they read the script they saw a man for that part, Gay or not, it is not what that was about. (and no I am not bashing that lifestyle choice, I am bashing the change they made, some thing you can play around with....but not that one) I honestly don't think this will make that much money for our local theatre) But it was fun to get out with Hubby. Well ladies that is about it for my week, you all have a GREAT WEEKEND!! :) (((((((HUGS)))))

Elizabeth blogged at 5:52 AM

Sunday, May 08, 2005

My weekend~~

Well girls, it is my weekend!! Not only is today Mother's day, it is also my Birthday. Good thing it is my day...bad thing I gotta turn 38 (HHHMMM not sure I am liking THAT LOL) I have been having a very nice weekend so far. I kicked the weekend off with a dinner out. I had taken a class last spring, and they had their big recoginition dinner Friday, which was perfect planning, cause I really wanted Prime Rib for my birthday or Mother's day but the guy at the meat department tells me it is $9.99 a lb. and well we live on a beer budget lol, but the dinner served Prime Rib so of course I had that. Was pretty good. The dinner was at one of our "better resturants" here in town...so I got to dress all pretty. The dress I chose to wear was a pastel green, sundress with a matching sheer long jacket~~This was one of the new ones I bought when hubby and I went away back in March, and it is getting looser on me, mainly in the eerrr ummmm chest area, ok so I am losing my extra boobs (is this a good thing?) SURE I got plenty to share!! LOL. I was very happy, and felt all dressed up and pretty, also I am more excited about my eating/exercising plan now, as it seems to be working. Can we all give me a woooohooo!! I know you maybe getting a bit tired of it, but for me it helps to pat myself on the back!!

Then yesterday, my very best girlfriend takes me to our local day spa~~They were having a Mother's day special thing, none of the girls working there were working, just taking appointments and doing consults. So we get there, and we have a mini hand treatment done~~Was pretty cool. This morning I notice my hands are still soft. Then it was off to have a hair consult, well of course she says to me, I need more "depth" to my hair, My friend made an appoint to have a razor cut on her very naturally curly hair...for next weekend I am excited to see what it will look like. I am going with, and I may call latter in the week to see if the gal can do mine too. And I may pick up the hand stuff for my friend as she has extreamly dry skin. So then after the hair consult, we are off for the face skin consult...Ok this one was like they put you under a black light kinda thing, and damned if you don't look all old and yucky, yep thanks for making me feel ALL my years there!! LOL. then of course she reccomends her "treatments" for it. Past sun damage, and the small lines ect. Well, the they have the make-up people do their thing....It was pretty ok. I did get to pick up their cleaning system, as the lady had to remove all my make-up, with their products, and my skin is so soft, and not bumpy. And with our special for yesterday, we each got $10 off, so the whole system only cost $10. So my friend tells me my "real" present is we get to pick a day...and have the spa treatment done, she has pre-paid for me to have a pedicure, manicure(damn I have broken most of my nails) and a massage. Also with lunch. So when my nails grow out, prolly in a month or so we will go back for the whole treatment. ~~I will be Jello after they are done. Great thing about this place is, we have one in a town this size well ya know, it really is not expected. Bad thing about it is I could spend a small fortution (sp?) there ;) Then after all that we went to lunch and to wander around.
Back home hubby cooked me dinner. And I got some more presents. A lighted make-up mirror to finish off our bedroom, as a vanity area was put in, but I didn't have it organized, with mirror ect. I may do that today. I also got a movie It could happen to you. An oldy but goodie. Bath fizzies, and the worlds largest candle...OMG it it Yummy. A couple of tee-shirts, in a size smaller than I normally wear, and yes they fit!! Dinner ended with homemade carrot cake my other friend made for me YUUUUUMMMMYY!! All in all it was a great day. I am feeling very loved and special. :) :)

Again, I wish all you mom's out there a VERY SPECIAL DAY!! YOU DESERVE IT!! And for my pals who arent moms, I am hoping you have a special day with you mothers!!
Have a lovely day ((((HUGS))))) :) :)

Elizabeth blogged at 3:59 AM

Friday, May 06, 2005

My Mother's Day Card~~

Ok so I am gunna brag :) But last night while Amanda and I are talking about her going to her boyfriends house, as I am rolling my eyes and thinking, Geeeze do ya live there girl. She goes into her room, gets a piece of paper and gives it to me...so my friends I share with you words that my child wrote for me for mother's day.....

On the front, Happy Mother's Day

As the seasons go by,
So do our lives.
I'm growing up now mom,
It's time to say good bye.

On December 15th, 1988
It was a cold winters night.
A baby's cry filled the air.
You gave me the breath of life.

On August 21st, 2003
You left to find your summer smile.
It was lonely around the house,
We missed you after a while.

On May 20th, 2004
Our lives changed for a couple of days,
I ran away, for 38 hours,
And now I'm here to stay.

On September 10th, 2004
These tragedies seemed to come clear,
I was diagnosed, with biplar Disorder,
And I felt a little bit of fear.

I never really took the time to say thank you.
You've saved my life, we fought a lot,
But we still had fun.

So I want to say Happy Mother's Day
I hope this doesn't make you cry.
I gave you the joy of motherhood,
But, for now, it's time to say our goodbyes.

I love you

OMG I was a mess, crying so hard, it was awful. As I read this I am thinking it is funny she mentions my trip~~That was "your summer smile" She mentions good-byes, I said, "You are leaving me?" She says, it means goodbyes to our bad times...and mom, you need to start letting go. Siiiiigh, Ok so now I am crying again....LOL.

Elizabeth blogged at 3:50 AM

Sunday, May 01, 2005

May Day~~~

So I am sending a may day wish to each and everyone of you~~Ok ready set...Knock, Knock~~*you all go to your door and no one is there??? then you look down and see a lovely flower on your door step* HA HA...the May Day person has struck :) :) Does anyone remember doing this as a kid? I sure do, and to this day I love May Day. May for me is a good month normally. I don't know it just is kicks in, spring is in the air, my garden gets started....that my friends is today's plan (I think) We went and got Pansy's, Petunia's, and some other small plants. Alot of my stuff made it through last year so I won't need to buy everything....just clean up what I do have which is: Columbine, Snapdragons, Sweet willams, a HUGE mum(I have no idea what the heck I am gunna do with THAT monster, and my forget me nots, are just blooming away. I lost my Pansy's, and my Petunias...I thought this year I would just plant my Petunia's in planters around the garden. Cause last year they got so big that it was imposible to even trim them up. I also like cause May is my birthday month, along with Mother's Day...ok so I am a kid at heart and love my birthday still. :) hehehehe!!

To other news, the kids progress reports came in, Brandon turned his grades around, this was GREAT!!! I knew he was smart and could do it...Amanda's is another story, siiiigh. She is also smart and can do it, we are just gunna have to put a bit of pressure on her...again siiiigh. I sure wish everything was easier, but I guess parenting isn't meant to be easy.

Got our Kitty Boo, fixed yesterday, man oh man was he stoned. Hehehehe, he is doing well....at least I think so. I was pretty worried about him, and his wabbling around here last night, this morning he is still tired but doing well.

Since wednesday, I haven't felt too good, I think my ulcer is back big time.....grumble grumble....I really don't want to do this again. So I am trying to nip this is the bud before it gets waaaay bad, or worse than it is....I have some protonix left over from last time, and am taking malox....this morning it seems better...yesterday wasn't so good...which is politely saying I was in EXTREAM pain. But today is better please say a prayer, and or cross everything you have that this won't be full blown. Last time I did this ulcer thing, I lost 20 lbs. and I really would love the weight loss, BUT NOT THAT WAY!! Please hope for me, as I just don't want to do that diet plan anymore. It really pisses me off, as I am trying to do what I can to lead a healthier life style, I AM eating right, and exercising...but if it hurts just to walk around I can't imagine exercising at this point, So I have missed 3 days and feel it. :( Anyhow, I am sure it will get better, I also don't want to go in for all those tests again..YUCK!! I really hate doctors, there are reason....the term "Practicing medicine" is really funny IF you think about it..ya know. And most of them treat smokers as If they deserve every sickness they get...Ok, I know it is wrong of me to smoke, and I need to give it up...but geeeze, I think I deserve just as good of medical treatment as a non-smoker...ya know? Anyhow I don't want to go in to the docs...I just don't, but I will if the protonix doesn't work. So much for the taco dinner I was planning for my birthday dinner...I had decided on Tacos cause I haven't had them on my "diet" cause they are full of fat, and calories.....damn. But who knows maybe just maybe it will get better.....siiiiigh.

Well, anyhow that is enough of me complaining, have a great may day all!!!!! ((((HUGS))))) :) :)

Elizabeth blogged at 4:16 AM