Monday, June 16, 2008

15 months, fathers day, flood, flu

What a weekend. Little Man turned 15 months old this weekend. Daddy was off all last week fighting the flood in Waterloo, IA, and came home just in time form me to have the Flu (or Food Poisoning) on Saturday, then left again on Father's day to go to Quincy, IL for a little more flood fighting. Whee! Who knows when he'll get to come home.
So forgive me for the short message, but I am still feeling a little under the weather today.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Hi there all. I am a member of the BzzAgent program, and one of the things in my Frogpond today was Foof. Now I don't normally think the Frogs are worth anything to me, but, I hate ads in my browsing, so this is right up my alley. It is a Firefox plug-in that blocks ads. You can also set it to show you relevant ads, but I have mine set to totally block. I like it so far.
Check it out:


I also put a link to it on the right hand side over there-----> It's under Places I go.

**Interested in joining Bzz agent? Let me know and I will send you an invite. :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tag.. I'm it!

Mary tagged me for this little do-hicky... so here goes.

What was I doing 10 years ago?
Let me think back to ten years ago... which would have been the summer after my sophomore year of college. I was getting ready break up with my boyfriend of almost a year and a half. Well, it was about to happen, HE did the breaking up, not me. He had just graduated, and was moving to Florida to go to flight school, and didn't want to have any attachments. I was heartbroken. Then I left to go home for a month for my brother's wedding. I was a mess.

5 things on my to do list today:
1 Work, and actually get some work done.
2 Clean my kitchen, after Little Man goes to bed.
3 Wii, maybe
4 Get a lot done on my project here at the office, that's right, work.
5 Work on organizing my scrap space, and maybe do a little scrapping.

Snacks I enjoy:
Mmmm. Snacks. I like chocolate, donuts, cookies, popcorn, cheese. Pretty much, I like snacks. :)

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Invest for a healthy annuity, then spread the wealth, some to children's hospitals, cancer research (I had a cousin die from cancer at 17 years old) make sure my family (parents, inlaws, siblings) are living comfortably. I would stay at home with my little man, and I would get some hobbies done.

Places I have lived:
Ready? Okay, I was born in Hastings, NE; Bladen, NE; Talahassee FL; Omaha, NE (Offut AFB); Rantoul, IL; Puyallup, WA; Mildenhall, England; Lakenheath, England; Lincoln, NE (college); and Davenport Iowa (current). Whew. Can you tell I was a military brat?

Okay... I'm tagging... umm, Anne from pumproom confessions, and well, I don't know. Back with more tags in a bit... maybe. :)

Monday, June 09, 2008

Joining the Wii-volution

We finally got a Wii yesterday. Yay! We bought it at Best Buy. The only reason we did is because Hubby won a GPS at the conference he went to a few weeks ago, and we already have a GPS, so we returned it for store credit at Best Buy. And they just happened to have Wii's in stock. Yay. So today, my arm hurts. A lot. But it is a good hurt. Now I just have to wait for somewhere to get Wii Fit in stock.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Totally not me...

So I don't normally blog about the political circus going on in America right now, but I have to get this off my chest. Really. IF you don't like it, tough. But check back later for a non-political post.
I have serious issues with the delegate system, and the electoral college in general, but they are in place, and it isn't going to change. But that is not what I want to write about. What really torks me off is the Florida and Michigan delegates for this year's primary. Rules are rules, people. (And really, this applies to things other than politics too.) Why is it that YOUR STATES broke the rules, but it is the DNC's fault your delegates weren't going to count? What is our country coming to that makes it okay to break the rules and then whine about not getting what you want (i.e. the delegates you 'deserve') Yes, voting is a right, and an important one to boot, but why didn't someone say, "If my vote won't count, why should I go out and vote." Tell your elected officials to put the primary back to it's proper time. Stage a protest against your state, who is so needy and power hungry that they wanted to shape this election, and therefore broke party rules so they could vote earlier than the rest of the country. Don't tell me they didn't try to schedule their primaries before the caucus and primaries of Iowa and New Hampshire. Moving their primary up so far caused a lot of problems for those states, and you don't hear them whining about how having a caucus on January 3rd ruined their holiday vacations. (For the record, it did, we had to cut ours 4 days short.)
So Florida, Michigan, step up, and be adults. Don't say you will never ever vote for Barack Obama because HE stripped you of YOUR delegates. HE had nothing to do with it. The DNC and the candidates did what they all thought was fair to give you the delegates you lost fair and square. Don't say "I'm switching to Republican," or "I'm voting independent" because you didn't get your way.
Okay. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Please check back soon for our regularly scheduled, non-political post. Oh, and don't hate me for my opinion. :)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

As Promised...

Some pictures. Bad ones, but pictures all the same. I don't have any of me standing with any of the bridesmaids, but I will post a picture of each.

This is me. Don't I look happy? Two of the brother's in law had on matching pink ties.

These are two of the bridesmaids.
So the colors were REALLY close. It worked out really nicely! All of the wedding pics I took are poopy, so I'll have to get better ones from the rest of the family. :)

Ahem, An Update

Sorry it's been so long, I have been busy. And tired. And for some reason, I could not log into blogger yesterday. All poor excuses, I know. But too bad. :)
So I am WAY behind right now on NaComLeavMo. Because like I said, I couldn't get blogger to load yesterday. Annoying.

The wedding was fun. I didn't take many pictures, because the Little Man chose to cry starting 30 minutes before the wedding, and didn't stop until 10-15 minutes into it. So we missed the walking down the aisle, and the homily. We did get to see the vows. Which made me happier. I just couldn't believe that my happy boy, who rarely fusses, was all out screaming for 45 minutes, at that particular moment. Oh well. I think he was tired, and hot, and hungry. Not a good combo.
My dress matched the bridesmaids dresses wonderfully, so the pictures all look pretty neat. I have to find the camera, and I will see if there are any good ones on it.
Well, that is all for now, I need to do some actual work today. Yeah.