Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bucket List

I don't even really have one.. but a post on one of the message boards I visit asked,
what are two things on your bucket list? Two things you would like to accomplish before you die.. Hence... "kick the bucket.."

I posted that I would like to visit the Netherlands, where my grandmother was born.
Another is to write my personal history. There are many things that I would like to know about my mother's side of the family, that I don't believe are written down. So, I don't want to leave my life in pieces for my children to pick up... that's assuming that SOMEDAY.. they will think I have been an interesting person.

What do you have on your list?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Can you guess?

What Mallory's favorite color has been this last few days?

I just had to giggle when I pulled these all out of the washer to hang to dry! (Yes, I'm trying to do my part to conserve energy, and not have such a high electric bill! )

So here is her variety of green shirts, and she may have more in her drawer! Guess Mom needs to do better when shopping!

Monday, April 21, 2008

On this Day, 38 years ago...

My Sweetheart was born!
He is the older boy here..
There aren't many pics of him as a boy, but he was a good big brother to Matt.. and obviously STRONG to pick up his mom!Can you pick him out here, in his senior picture? (btw.. it's hard to get the yearbook placed just right on the scanner!

And then.. he convinced me to marry him, and I'm glad that I did!

Mark, thanks for all that you do for me! I hope that you have a Happy Day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tjitske is Dutch for...


Jessica is named for my grandmother Tjitske, Jessie to us common folk.. She was born in Holland, and my Jessica was born 11 years ago today! I will have to find some of her baby pictures this afternoon!
Oh, the joys of a preteen girl.. she is emotional, I hesitate to use the word drama queen, but...
I struggle with her, Mark says because we are too much alike, both headstrong.
Thanks alot my Dutch grandmother...
I love you, Jessica!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Not a member of the ASPCA...

Now, I am not normally one to encourage cruelty to animals.... but,
there is a little yappy thing, a chihuahua, or a rat terrier or something,
that lives behind me, that I would really like for it to have its vocal cords clipped.
It is really grating on my nerves this morning.
It's yapping echoes over the entire neighborhood.
Other than the sky-high electricity bills, it makes me look forward to summer when I can
shut my doors and windows to turn on the a/c and block out the sound!

Now, I will go turn on the tv, so I can't hear it, and eat my breakfast.

That is all.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I met WHEEZY!!

Last night I went to Borders at Superstition Springs, and met Lisa McMann, who is the author of a new teen book called Wake. I haven't read the book yet, so I can't give any reviews, but I had to go and meet her anyway!

For my non-OT friends, Lisa, aka Wheezy, is a former poster at Off Topic, which is part of a Reality TV message board where I occasionally post messages. I found the board when I started watching The Amazing Race, and eventually made my way to the Off Topic - where Lisa used to post. That is also what led me to blogging, as many of the posters there had blogs, and in order to comment, I needed to have a blog as well. Occasionally, these posters from around the country would have Peep Meets - meeting up when travelling around, and many have become good friends as a result, and I believe two marriages have come about, and consequent babies also.

I'm not terribly bold when it comes to arranging peep meets, as there had been a couple of posters here in the area, but this one was easy for me, simply go to the mall, and talk to Lisa for a few minutes! Anyway, it was exciting for me to meet her, although we didn't talk for long, it was fun!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Tagged by Robin!

Robin has tagged me, although I didn't find out until I read my neighbor's blog and then went back to hers!
1. Pick up the nearest book (at least 123 pages)
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the 5th sentence on your blog
5. Tag 5 people

Okay, the nearest book to me is...

Fifth sentence.. "And it is wondeful training for the prospective power pilot : knowledge of air currents, landings when his motor has failed."

Wow, that was pretty boring! I picked up this book for 50 cents, I think, at the used book place just outside the library, I tried reading it, but it did get a little boring. I didn't know that she flew so many places with her husband! And, I didn't get to the end of the book. If anyone is interested in it, I'll send it to you.

Now, for the fun part... I tag... MTW, Nutz, and Silvergirl, (some of my OT friends) , Aileen S. and Heather R.

Have fun! (Hope your books are less boring than mine..

Friday, April 04, 2008


It's found.. where I suspected it to be.. In B's bedroom. Such is the bedroom of a 13 yo boy.

He took something out to the freezer for me on Tuesday, and that's the last we saw of the key.
He told me that he checked all of his pockets - but I went in this afternoon and went thru his laundry basket myself.. and found it on the floor next to it. Well, he tried.

It's going to be a weekend of cleaning stuff up - we have a neighborhood exchange in a couple of weeks down at the church, and I am hoping someone will want some of the stuff that I have!

What in your house would YOU like to give away - or what do you need to get rid of?

Me? Mostly kids clothes that they have outgrown.. but also stuff from my parents house.. When my mom died, Dad sold the house, and he now lives in MN. A lot of stuff is now at my house, dishes, books, decorations.. that I really need to get rid of. My hubby always tells me how much STUFF we have.

Oh, and now I'm going to make peach pie with the peaches I found in the freezer!

Thursday, April 03, 2008


Does anyone know where my freezer key is?
It's kind of hard to figure out what to get out for dinner
when I can't even look in the freezer...