Saturday, August 30, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Well, we found a place to live!!! AND we did it before deadline!! HAHAHAI was really wanting to get outta here by the first, but it's not gonna happen. I wish the above pictured home was our new home, but I am in la la land!! haha We found a cozy but spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome. I was worried about our electricity bill at first and running the AC at 65 all day like my husband does with a 2 story, but once we got there it was all good cuz it's covered nicely by shade on the main side that needed to be!

Now, time to clean up around here and get my deposit back!! The good thing is the deposit we are expecting is more than we had to pay to move in so we got a little extra expected to come our way :) I guess that also depends on how much he'll charge us for the days past the 1st we are here.

So this week will be crazy....I have reserved a truck to move on Wednesday and Thursday. And my son's surgery is on Friday! My manager's mother had brain surgery on this past Thursday and did not fair well. She will pass away once they remove her from life support. Another co-worker and I will be working 8 hour shifts/5 days for the next 2 weeks to cover for her. I just ask that you keep us all in your prayers and pray we get through this week and survive with our entire mind in tact!!!

I will try to get word on my son's surgery posted as soon as I can. I have already placed my move request with Comcast, so we'll see how long it takes them to get us moved and up and running!! Not to mention all the other utilties!

Here's to LIFE!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ugh ..... Life

I have to honestly say, LIFE would be boring if it wasn't for the stuff that comes at us on a daily basis!!!!

Right now, I'm not sure if I want to cry, laugh, or just lay down and act like I'm dead so I don't have to deal!! LOL

The kids are starting school this Thursday. Saturday we spent ALL day getting school supplies and uniforms and socks, shoes and hair styles and all this in order for the first day of school. We got to meet their new teachers and stuff. KJ is all excited for school now since he got the teacher he wanted. Whereas Aloria's excitement kinda died when she found that she's in the "mean" teachers class. But it helped to find out all the friends she was looking for from Kindergarten were all going to be in that class as well! LOL

Right now I'm so LIVID with my landlord I am seeing double!!!!! I can't even call and talk to him about getting my deposit back just cuz I'm afraid I'll say something that will end up back firing on me in some kinda way!!! Friday when I got home there was a letting from the Landlord. He has decided that he wants to sell the property. He cannot sell to us unless we want to move out for 2 months then move back in. He wants to make repairs and then put on the market for sale. We have been given 30 days to move out!! I understand this is his legal right and he's given his legal amount of notice.

What makes me mad is the fact that I talk to this guy EVERY month!!!! He's come to the house to pick up rent before!! He could have told me 6 months ago that he planned on putting this house on the market at the end of our lease!! I just paid to have the cable all hooked up which will now have to be paid to switch to new house. KJ's surgery has been scheduled for Sept 5th which is NOW the same week we will have to move if we get the house that we looked at in the middle of all the school supply shopping. I really like the house but he wants someone to move in on the 1st of the month. So that is 2 weeks away!! I'd have to get my deposit back from current landlord before we actually move out, I wonder if he'd do it after putting us in a MESSED up situation to begin with!!! I'm just so aggitated with this guy it's not even funny!!!

GOD says the same, we will get moved into the new house and my son's surgery will go off without a hitch and I can continue putting in OT hours for this project at work!!

Friday, August 15, 2008


Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.
The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.

Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel." After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the b athroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?'

'It was Bob the next door neighbor,' she replies.

'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?'

Moral of the story:

If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2:

A priest offered a Nun a lift. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.
The priest nearly had an accident After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.

The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'

The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again.
The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?'

The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.'

Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.

On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, 'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.'

Moral of the story:

If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3:

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp.

They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."
"Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world."
Puff! She's gone.

"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas, and the love of my life."

Puff! He's gone.

"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager.
The manager says, " I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Moral of the story:

Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"
The eagle answered: "Sure, why not."

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story:

To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5

A turkey was chatting with a bull.

"I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree" sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy."
"Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients."

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Moral of the story:

Bull Crap might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there..

Lesson 6

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.

Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:

(1) Not everyone who craps on you is your enemy.

(2) Not everyone who gets you out of crap is your

(3) And when you're in deep crap, it's best to keep
your mouth shut!


And send this to five bright people who have enough sense of humor to take it!

Sunday, August 10, 2008


As you can see from my Reggie Bush Avi, it's time for Football Baby!!!! I have already selected 3 of my prolly 6 league teams I will be participating in this season so this is when I become scarce around here and spend all my time at or Yahoo Fantasy sports!!!! I haven't decided if I'll blog about my games yet or not .... I just didn't have the time last year, but we'll see. Maybe I'll come up with a cool way to just post my stats or something....Last year I ended up in 2nd place in one league and 3 in another. The year before it was 3rd only. At least I'm getting better every year!!! I'll still read all your posts since I have them set up on RSS feeds anyway :) Does anyone else play fantasy football?????

Healthy Living and weight loss......

My children had their yearly check-up a couple of weeks ago. We brought some concerns we had about my son to her attention. I thought my son was suffering from Sleep Apnea. Turns out we were right. She sent us to see a Nose, Throat, Ear specialist and they confirmed he has it bad. We have now scheduled him for surgery September 5th to have his tonsils and his adenoids removed. I know this surgery is so simple now a days, but it doesn't change the fear of seeing your 5 year old child go in to have surgery!! Once this surgery is over I'm hoping it will help to get us all more active and living each day. My son is overweight just like the rest of us. He is 48" tall and is weighing in at 97.5 lbs. My daughter at 6 years old is 52.5" tall and weighs in at 101 lbs. Granted they are tall for their age, but we still must get the weight under control. They have both been prescribed water only for the entire school year. I've decided to join this regimine with them (except for coffee, I can't give it up entirely) Not to mention healthy recipes with veggies and all!

I have also started a profile at Healthy Living. I am going to use their weight management journal to start a serious goal of loosing 100lbs. I have set a goal to loose it by the time I'm 40. That is 5 years. If I can't reach this goal by then something is seriously wrong with me!! LOL But instead of blogging about football we may be out in the backyard playing instead!!! hehe

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

SYTYCD - Top 4 - Finale!!!

Tonight's guest judge is Mandy Moore. I LOVE the DVR!!! I'm pausing so I can type and when I'm ready, I'll go...hehe I know...I'm soooooo late!! Tonight everyone dances with everyone so let's get started. Plus we got mini interviews before their last solo!!

Twitch (Hip-Hop) & Courtney (Contemp): Hip-Hop - Tabitha & Napolean - Courtney I think could have cut it a little harder in some places, but overall, that was great performance! Twitch is always great in his element and Courtney has shown us before that she can pull off hip-hop. Courtney plays a great disgruntled girlfriend. She had the finger waving and everything. Great characters and great performance. (I really hope Twitch and Josh still do hip-hop)

Courtney Solo: Contemporary - She is from New York and she auditioned in Charleston. Sonya's jazz routine with Mark was her favorite. She has a boyfriend named Brett. You can really see the improvement in her solos, but I still see a lot of the same ole same ole. She's a great dancer and I think she earned every minute of her Top 4 experience and should enjoy it!! The judges talked about her growth and Nigel advised her to teach.

Joshua (Hip-Hop) & Katee (Contemp): Contemporary - Wade Robson - That was so sweet. I'm so amazed everytime I see Joshua dance! You would swear he's been taking ballet or something since he was like 5! He is definitely one of the most brilliant I've seen since this show started and partnered with Katee, well just amazing!!

Katee (Contemp) & Courtney (Contemp): Broadway - Tyce Diorio - I didn't really care for this routine. It was OK, but I thought Courtney pulled it off better, but Nigel gave props to Katee. I just thought it would have been a little bit more. There was just something missing for me.

Twitch Solo: Hip-Hop - He is from Montgomery Alabama, and he got his name because he couldn't be still. He was going to join the Navy if he didn't make it to the Top 20. He wanted to be partnered with Kherington. The Vienesse Waltz choreographed by Jean-Marc was his favorite because of the sentimental connection to Jean-Marc's handicapped daughter. Another terrific solo! Nigel tells him he loved it when he was bottom 3 because they got to see him dance solo. Mandy Moore calls him the little engine that could. Nigel also commented on his comedy in his routines. He's also one of the BEST! I want to see them bring him back to choreograph routines next year!! He's would be a GREAT addition to the show and hip-hop routines.

Joshua (Hip-Hop) & Twitch (Hip-Hop): Russian Something - Youri - Twitch and Joshua are simply hilarious to me!!! So tired of that scream!!! I was not sure what to expect when they said Russian! That was frikin' hot! The height on Joshua's jumps, WOW! Twitch and the floor work, WOW! Amazing dancers! Mary acknowledges that this is 2 hip-hop dancers in the finale! Awesome!

Katee Solo: Contemorary - They talked aobut her honest, but not honest answer about not coming back. They talked about her stoopid dances, which I think are cute! Her favorite dance was No Air because it was the first time on stage. I really didn't care for her solo. The judges advised they will miss her characters as she has been so many this season. I've seen better solos and I expected better so not impressed with her solo.

Twitch (Hip-Hop) & Katee (Contemp): Fox Trot - Tony Meredith & Melonie - Very romantic. Not one of my favorite type of dances as you all know, but it was pretty good. I liked the jazzy feel to the music which made it a little more entertaining for me. The lift was awesome!

Joshua Solo: Hip-Hop - Samba rotine was his favorite. He took classes here and there when he'd offer to help clean up or something, otherwise they didn't have money for classes. He ran track and played football and decided to go with dancing and entertainment route and coaches hated him. Cat called him out on the fact that he cries all the time. Everything is a blessing for him and he's just soaking it all in!! Very well deserved as he proves with that awesome solo. He danced right next to the judges for part of the routine.

Joshua (Hip-Hop) & Courtney (Contemp): Jive- Jason Gilkenson - Again, Jason is very good!! I like his choreography for a style I'm not very fond of at all!! I liked that routine and they executed it extremely well. Amazing dancers and they have proven they have every right to be in the Top 4.

All 4 dancers - Contemporary - Mia Michaels - I didn't really like the kilts, but they still danced great for the amount of routines these 4 guys had to perform tonight!! WOW, the tour is really going to be amazing and just think by that time they will have had time to master these routines even more than they have now!!

I cannot decide on a favorite so I'll just leave it at that and go vote a few times!!

The routines I liked are of course PURPLE.

If I didn't care one way or the other it just stayed TEAL.

I think I'm voting for Twitch and Joshua! I always like their solos and they are just such a breath of fresh's always a contemporary dancer that wins and I would LOVE to see it be a hip-hop dancer!!

I'm hanging around here for a while.....maybe a potty break :) Are you voting??? Who are you voting for???