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I’ve been Tagged…

Jackie from  Empty Nest Full of Life, tagged me….

I am supposed to list 6 random things about myself and then tag 6 others to do the same, so here goes:

1.  I read magazines starting at the back, it’s true I read them backwards.

2.  I am a hopeless romantic, I have every letter {from high school} and card my hubby ever gave me!  Including faxes he used to draw these elaborate pictures of scenes from home and fax them to me when he was at work… hmmm that might need to be a future post!

3.  I won’t let my dog go outside, she is box trained  although we don’t use the litter, she ate that… I put puppy pads in it.  I don’t want her to get that dog smell, or get dirty, fleas, etc…. She is strictly indoors!

4.  I STILL to this very day, sleep with 2 security blankets… Can’t sleep without them!

5.  I HATE waiting til the last minute, I am a PLANNER, I am talking put it on the calendar weeks, even months in advance.

6.  My favorite time to drink water is at night when I have just brushed my teeth, makes the water WAY cold!

I am not going to tag 6 others, because most of you have already done this, but feel free to comment or post your own randomness! 😉


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It’s my Blogiversary!!


I have been blogging for ONE year…. I thought I’d look back and reflect… 

One of my {now I can say “funny”} posts I just hate those Moody  Moments

A fun {even though there was only TWO of us} year long swap  if you will.  Just might have to continue for 2009?

A HUGE makeover It’s still pretty clean too, although it could use a bit pf sprucing up.

My BUSIEST day of looky loo’s with 651 views… WOW thanks Tracey

Most viewed tutorial

Favorite Fall treat

I can now say I am addicted to BLOGGING, and it’s a GREAT thing!  I look at things so differently, my family all tease when I get out the camera “are you going to blog about this”… ?  But of course! 😉

Now, I am going to give you a gift {if your lucky number is drawn} I timed my give~away poorly, so I figure why not pick 2 winners, leave a comment on this Blogiversary post and I will random generate another # on Monday morning, for one of my pumpkins.

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Ahhhhhhhh Choooooooo

Yes, that would be me sneezing and stuffy all at the same time, and the pressure in my face ugh….

*Note that is not nasal spray it’s saline spray.  Many know that I had an 18 year plus addition to nasal spray, I have been off “the bottle” for over a year now, but I gotta tell yeah, I am mighty tempted though.

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My morning started happy enough, after all it was Monday {one of my favorite days}.  I got up, got ready, took the kids to school, came home and made cake… I mean it doesn’t get any better than that right??  We had our MOMents event scheduled for later in the evening and I was making our birthday cake… I have this great Giant cupcake pan that uses a regular size cake mix to make a cute cupcake, mind you I have used this pan before, so I didn’t think any problems should arise…. Cake 1 {as in ONE}

Yep it’s RAW {as in uncooked in the center} for fear of the top over cooking apparently I didn’t leave it in long enough for the bottom to fully cook…. UGH

Cake 2 {as in baking a second cake}


Oh yeah that’s the SECOND cake whipped frosting and warm weather make for a runny mess. I was ready to CRY I tell ya, then about an hour later…

The double DRIP, are you kidding me???  I give up… I moved this little “cutie” near my open window hoping the frosting would set, it did… I then scrapped the drips {note to self that side will be the back}…. The final product…

Not to shabby…. I managed to get it to Emilie’s intact, it did tip once on the drive over, I then took hold of the cake plate and drove one handed all the way too her house!  Talk about a mess!  Everyone said it was yummy, I had some and I thought it was yummy….  

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{Funky Funks}

Where has she been??  Why hasn’t she posted??… Well, I have been in sort of a funk if you will… You could call it “bloggers block” but it’s really more like the blues… There are many projects I would like to work on, but don’t want to spend the funds to do so, especially after seeing the receipt to fill up my car, $102.00!  Yikes…. But that kind of stuff doesn’t bring me down, it’s the realization that in two weeks my boys {all 4 of them} will be starting school.  I know some of you will not be able to relate to what I am about to write, but… I get this way at the end of every summer.  Only this summer it’s worse…. I have NEVER not had a little person home with me.  In the 15 years I have had my babies, one of them has always been here, meaning when one little monkey was ready to start kindergarten I would still have another little monkey here.  Not this year, my very last baby is heading to kindergarten.  This REALLY grieves me terribly, it’s not that I don’t have a million things to do and he will only be half day, it’s the thought of him going to school.  I enjoy my boys so much and summers are never long enough.  I love the days the car never leaves the driveway and they stay in their cool summer jammies all day.  We play, read, snack, and enjoy each other.  No schedules to keep and hectic homework/dinner/sports filled evenings.  Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh even typing about it makes me blue….

Ok enough of that on to something more happy… Today in the mail, I got Romantic Homes magazine from my Secret Sister,  our MOMents group  is having our Secret Sister event…. Boy is that fun, we fill out these great questionnaires and draw a name, then we buy little goodies and send little notes to our secret sister for about 6 weeks, then we reveal who had us!  It’s so much fun, and I have to tell you the timing of who ever drew me was perfect.  My magazine will bring great happiness to my funk today!  Thank you Secret Sister!

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The Law Of The Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. 

We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!

The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy And I mean, he was really friendly.

So I asked, “Why did you just do that?

This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!”

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.”

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.

They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.

As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.

Don’t take it personally.

Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.

Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so…..

“Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t.”


This was an email sent to me, and I LOVED the logic to it, and thought I’d share!

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Happy Mother’s Day

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