Tuesday, October 23, 2007


OK, I wasn't exactly tagged with this MEME, but I kind of "borrowed" this idea. I thought it was a fun idea. So those of you who read me (except the one I took...ahem...BORROWED this idea from) have a go, would ya?

Total number of books:

Hmmmmm....truly too many to count. No, I CAN count that high, but they are everywhere and I haven't the time to sit and count. Keep in mind that I am a schoolteacher, so I have my own library for my students. Seeing as how reading is SO important, I don't keep books from my children. AND, being an avid reader myself, I have my own "stash." SO...that being said....one day I did decide to count (only in my boys' bedroom) and stopped at about 500. I have about a third of that of my own (I do the library a lot) BUT, I have at LEAST that in the garage. So...ballpark...about 1200 or so. WHEW!

Last book read:

"Plains of Passage" by Jean Auel. Before that, it was "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows." I enjoy period novels (like the first book mentioned) and really enjoy fantasy. I do not read horror. I like a few mysteries and totally gag while reading romance. BLECH! I would rather do my laundry! LOL!

Last book bought:

I just bought a new one a few days ago....from "The Last Eyewitness" series. I think it is "John" by Tim LeHaye

5 meaningful books:

Hmmm...does it have to be meaningful? I mean...can't I just read for the enjoyment of it? LOL! OK, here we go.

The Bible, of course. Great thing about this book is that you can read it out of order and there is always something to get out of it.

"The Strong-Willed Child" by Dr. Dobson. If you know my children, you know why I like this book.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis. What a wonderful representation of grace of Jesus Christ and the ultimate victory.

OK....so this can count as the last 2 books.

ANY cookbook! LOVE THEM!

Top 5 favorite reads

"Gone with the Wind"
All Harry Potter books
"Jane Eyre"
Anne of Green Gables series
Any Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Those of you who have been "reading me" for awhile know my feelings about myspace. If you don't know, or you have forgotten, you can see it HERE.

I have browsed around myspace....only friends and friends of friends. I usually just see my friends' sites when I have an email alert saying that someone has said something.

So the other day, I was reading an update from a friend and decided to "nose" around her page. There were a LOT of people on there. WHO in the WORLD has 419 friends? There weren't even that many people in my high school! I am happy with my 14. (What makes it a bit sad is that in my 14 friends is "Tom." I think he is a moderator and is self-proclaimed friend to all residents of the myspace world.)

All was going along OK. I mean, it's been a year since I have opened my myspace account. I have my blog addy listed on there, should any of my 14 friends care to look at it....I can think of about 3 who do just that.

Anyway, I read updates and decide to see who the friends are. Then, if I see someone I know, and look at THEIR page, I see a banner that says I am in their "extended network." Is that like 3rd cousin twice removed?

The other day, I had a "friend request" pop up on email. Well, I'm ALWAYS open to new friends and figure it is some long-lost buddy from back in the day who wants to reconnect and get to know the new, improved, and BEAUTIFULLY more mature me. So, I open it up and see who wants to chat. Well, the name was a name I use for at least 4 friends that I have. (Not myspace friends, but my "for the reals" friends.) In order to hone in on the identity of this gal, I click on her account. Hmmmm there are children...I don't recognize them. SO, I click on her photo album. FINALLY I recognize her.....and she doesn't know me from the man in the moon! I KID YOU NOT! If I grinned really big and said "hello" upon passing in Walmart, she wold clench her purse close and hastily say, "HI" as her footsteps quicken in a bolt for the door.

A similar thing happened a few months earlier. I was invited to be a friend. (Isn't there something cosmically wrong with that? And INVITATION to be a friend?) Sorry...I digress. So I get the invitation, but don't know who it is. I approve it so I can peak into this person's "privatized" page. No pictures. UGH!

Not one to be insensitive and say, "Hello...who the heck are you?" I look at HER friends...praise be, there is a friend that I AM in contact with who is on her "buddy list." So, I email and say, "I don't mean to sound stupid" (cause really, the whole world would be a LOT better if we could just keep from looking or sounding stupid, right?) "BUT, who is this person? Is it so-and-so?"

Her reply? "I'm not too sure."


That is crazy! I mean CRAZY!

I use the excuse that I have dial-up...which I DO, but I use it to poo-poo the fact that I can't tolerate myspace. The fact is, fast or slow, I just don't think I could take it. It is techno-sensory-overload. There is simply too much for my taxed brain to deal with! And it makes me sad because, I'm a GOOD FRIEND, gosh darn it all, and I have a lot of GOOD THINGS to say! DON'T SHUT ME OUT JUST BECAUSE I'M A myspace RECLUSE!

So, if you are one of my 14 friends....well, not Tom - you're not invited...I invite you to email me and/or read my blog. If you are TRULY a friend that I keep up with, you have my email. If you want to get in touch, via email, just leave a comment on my blog with your email. The comments are moderated, so nobody need know your addy!

I will just feel a bit more comfy if I keep my space truly MY space.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


The Game of Tag about your MAN

1. Who is your man? DH
2. How long have you been together? 16 years married, dated about 3.5 before that
3. How long did you date? a bit over 2 years in H.S., 8 months in college, then engaged for 4 months
4. How old is your man? 36
5. Who eats more? I eat more regular food (still fattening) and he eats more sweets
6. Who said "I love you" first? I have no idea!
7. Who is taller? He is.
8. Who sings better? I do. He does sing better than most, though
9. Who is smarter? I like to pretend it's me, but I can't deny it...ME. LOL (he is)
10. Whose temper is worse? Mine is...remember THIS?
11. Who does the laundry? I do, but he helps when home
12. Who takes out the garbage? He does when home
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do
14. Who pays the bills? He does
15. Who is better with the computer? ROFL...I ride the "Short bus" when it comes to the computer
16. Who mows the lawn? We share the task.
17. Who cooks dinner? I do, except for the grilling that's his job.
18. Who drives when you are together? he does
19. Who pays when you go out? OK...perhaps my profile is not clear. I'm a SAHM, and to my knowledge, they don't get paid...of course he pays...he pays for it ALL!
20. Who is most stubborn? ROFLMBO!!!
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? He does
22. Whose parents do you see the most? mine
23. Who kissed who first? He did...and it made me weak in the knees. HUBBA HUBBA!
24. Who asked who out? He did (after his BF helped him pour ice down my britches.)
25. Who proposed? He did, April 2, 1991
26. Who is more sensitive? Who's asking? Why do they want to know?
27. Who has more friends? He does, by far.
28. Who has more siblings? He has one sister, I'm an only
29. Who wears the pants in the family? He does...and looks DARN GOOD in 'em, too.

I was tagged by Seven4Heaven. Mommy Spice...you're up!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


"No, no. I mean 'Jingle Bells'. You know, deck them halls and all that stuff."

OK...we've talked about this before...well, more than just once. I just want to be that ever-friendly bug in your ear, who reminds you of what is just around the corner. Take a look at the top of this blog...you don't have too many more "sleeps" before Christmas.

I know that for the "common man" the holidays start a week or so before Thanksgiving. But you, my dear, faithful reader, are HARDLY common. Well, I need to correct that. My hubby (when it comes to this subject) is PAINFULLY common. LOL. (He knows, so don't feel like you have to tread lightly around him.) HA!

No, for me, the holidays start with The Great State Fair of Texas! And The Great State Fair of Texas just happened to start this past Friday. WOOHOO! Though you are one to keep the holidays and other important events at the forefront of your mind, perhaps you did NOT know that we are officially in the holiday season.

OK. I sense that there is one, MAYBE two, of you who does not believe me. You are thinking, "I can start the holidays with Halloween, but September 28? Surely not!" Well, one of our American institution agrees with me. WALMART! In fact, if the holidays start for me, when it starts for them, well, I'll have to start my holidays about September 15th. If you think I am jesting, just go to the garden center where a NEW AISLE (added to the 3 already established) of these really pretty black and white ornaments, stockings and tree skirts just went on display.

My hubby does a good job of humoring me. I seldom see his eyes rolling, as he is quick to turn away. He listens to my excitement as I make my plans and discuss all my desires for the holidays. He will even go into Walmart or Gardenridge with me....granted, he'll only do it once or twice, but that's OK. What is important to remember is that he knows I'm a complete kid when it comes to the holidays...and he lets me be that kid! I LOVE THAT MAN!

He does wonder, I'm sure, why I am like this. Well, frankly, 30 days...even 60 days is simply not enough time for me to get the holidays out of my system. Thank goodness there are others who feel the same. The radio stations help...you know...all Christmas music, 24/7 starting after Halloween. WOOHOO!

My sons (well, my 3rd anyway) has watched "Polar Express" almost daily for the past 2 years. (no lie, there) AND, whenever we sing songs, "Rudolph" is always on the play list...for the past 3 years, now. So see? My hubby is almost outnumbered.

Please, dear friend, be mindful of the date. You don't want these holidays to sneak up on you and catch you by surprise. Thankfully, you ARE a faithful reader...and being so faithful, you will NOT be caught off guard. You know I'll be reminding you frequently.