Friday, May 14, 2010

Drivers Gone Wild

Houston we have a problem. The rain is sucking brain cells out of the morning drivers’ head in Oklahoma City this morning. Talk about drivers gone wild! We hear about texting and driving (intexticated). But really, this morning, I saw:

Someone doing around 60 in a 45 and talking on the cell phone AND painting their nails. REALLY? You couldn’t have done that last night…. Or in the bathroom once you got to work?

Someone that obviously got up late. They must have because there was no time to read the morning paper. REALLY? Sometimes I wonder about people.

Then there was a guy that was driving from the passenger seat. The person in the driver’s seat was turning around and half way in the back seat to tend to a small child. Really? People pull over to take care of business.

OH and ummmm speaking of taking care of business…. I won’t mention what I think one woman may have been doing to the guy driving the car…. Really? Tint your windows please!!!!

Someone that forgot breakfast….He must have! Why else would he have been picking his nose and eating it. Guess he didn’t want to get his seat dirty and slimy.

Seriously, I was taught to pay attention while driving. Sometimes that really pays off and makes for a humorous morning.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weekend Catch Up & Then Some....

I am beyond tired. Over the weekend I made the 2 hour one way trip to visit my Mom in Small Town, USA. I actually stayed the night at her house on Friday and got up super duper early on Saturday and helped her with her garage sale. Bless her heart, after staying up until 1am working on things, she decided she better get up early enough to wake the rooster on Saturday morning. Seriously? I was up and dressed and ready to go before 6 am. (this did include a shower and a made bed) I had a hard time making the trip back home, as I was so tired.

I did return home to a clean house and no dirty laundry. That was nice. My hubs was even nice enough to unload the truck for me, while I showered.  We ended up going out to eat and the next thing I know there are lots of extra people at the house. No biggie, it’s all fun. Hubs had people out in the garage playing pool and Kobi had a couple of friends over to watch movies. All is good and then we decide to load up the cars and head to the casino. Next thing I know I am using the restroom and I about fell asleep on the toilet in the casino bathroom. I look down at my phone to find out that it is 4am. Really? Needless to say, I gathered everyone else up and back home we went. By the time I made it to bed, I had been up 24 hours on only 4 hours of sleep the night before.

Mother’s Day we slept in until 11. Six hours of sleep never felt so good. We decided to not dirty the kitchen and go out to eat at a nearby chicken place. While there I try to play a joke on my sister-in-law about going to the casino…. A new one. Next thing I know… we are on our way to pick her up and go have some fun. We did make it home early and was tucked in bed by 10:30ish….

We have been going to the casino a lot lately. I would not say we have a gambling addiction. We have a fun addiction. We do not go blow our entire paychecks…. We take a set amount of cash. Usually $ 40 – 100. When that is gone, then it is gone. We use it more of a source of entertainment. We don’t go to the movies, we don’t go to the bars….sometimes we have friends over, but the casino is our time away from home fun.

Monday I thought I would get home from work and catch up on some sleep. Wrong! A few of these

decided that I needed to be kept awake. This picture was taken by a friend, sorry for the size.  ( The better pic is on my home computer and well I am posting at work - ON MY LUNCH HOUR) Anyhow, everyone I know is OK, there are a few with damage, but that is repairable. I will post details soon.....

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Crazy Randomnistic Post for FRIDAY

So what a crazy week it has been! I have ten million and two things I should be doing… NO MOTIVATION! Last night I was supposed to pack for an over-night trip to my Mom’s house. I also needed to load things in the truck to take to her garage sale. Everything was going great, then I got home from work and I stalled. I made a few phone calls and found out that my car was not ready yet at the dealership. Well, if the car isn’t ready, then I can’t pack up the truck, because I would be driving it to work. Can’t leave it setting outside all loaded down. I then stalled some more by talking to my sister-in-law. Finally, I looked at the clock and decided it was time to start cooking dinner. While cooking dinner, I was checking my email. Someone is desperately looking for a couple of Scentsy warmers that their Mom wants for Mother’s Day. Eger to gain a new client, I finished dinner and ran off to make a sale.

I am hoping I get to go pick up my car today on my lunch hour. It is getting to high level of frustration. All over a tiny pothole. Wait 69 inches across is not tiny. OK all over a LARGE pothole! Yes driving along chit chatting away with the hubs….WHAM! I immediately blamed him for talking to me and distracting me while driving… hehe cause that is what any wife would do. Right? Any how, the 69 inch crater not only bulged my tire, but it broke the strut. While trying to get the tire replaced, I find out that holy schmoly, just 1 of my tires will cost $398.74 mounted and balanced. WHAT?? Are you crazy? I finally found some warranty paper in my car for the tires…. I began talking. Never underestimate the power of a fast talking woman. Although, I don’t think the tires were really covered (because it was a “road hazard”) I convinced the guy that he should honor it. Only one thing, I needed a purchase paper on my car. Seriously, you just want me to pull a paper out of where? OH, AND it has to be one that states the purchase date….hhhmmmmm Since I couldn’t produce a paper stating when I purchased my car…. He decided to prorate the tire for me. $127.47 sounded much better and we came to an agreement that we would both be fine with that.

So the tire is replaced. Time to do a little check up and find out what that HORRID rattle is…. Here is a brief run down on how that is going…..

Take the car in, don’t have the part. Bring the car home.

Take car in, put parts on…. Part is bad…. Can’t have car….

Get another new part in…. Supposed to have it fix for me today BY NOON!

Hopefully they will fix it today as stated… I really need to leave for my mom’s!!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spaghetti Squash

So while I was home and on my liquid diet…. I cheated and ate soft foods part of the time. One evening, we had my Mother-in-Law, Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law over for a quick meal of steaks and baked potatoes. Nothing fancy schmansy. But then again when it comes to cooking meals, I can’t be simple. (Just ask anyone that has been to the house to eat) So, I did add fresh salad and fresh bread to the menu. Then decided to add something I could also eat. I had purchased a decent size spaghetti squash early in the week and now was the time I was going to attempt to cook it. Did I tell you I have never made spaghetti squash before? I dumped a little of this and that along with a lot of extra calories into a bowl and ohhhhhhhhh my! It was better than I thought it would be. Even the hubs said he’d eat it again.

Thought I would share the recipe.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 spaghetti squash

2 cups sour cream

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 package garlic butter croutons

1 stick of butter - sliced

Here’s what you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 400.

Next - Peel, slice, take out the seeds and cut the squash into chunks.

Place the chunks on a large cookie sheet covered with foil & cooking spray.

Bake the squash until tender – took about 45 minutes to an hour.

Once tender, dice the squash into smaller 1 inch chunks.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients above except for the croutons and 1 cup of cheddar cheese.

Pour the mixture into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Next crush the croutons and sprinkle on top of the casserole.

Then sprinkle the last cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes and ENJOY!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Old Jaw

Update on the old jaw. Yes it is old. It is old because it is mine. Before I went on vacation, I had several procedures done on my jaw. Nothing was successful. SO, the doctor told me they would have to do another surgery on me and actually drill into my jaw and then insert a pin, to attach to the disc in my jaw – It would then stay in place. I was really not looking forward to that. Sounded too painful.

The day finally came. I had to go to the hospital. The other procedures had been done in his office. Once they finally got into the surgery, the doctor discovered that the surgery would not go as planned. The disc was actually in place, just torn and also the ligaments in my jaw needed to be repaired in a major way. SO, good news – NO DRILLING into my jaw.

The surgery was a success, well so far. It has been a few weeks and I am still healing. I have a pretty 3 inch wound in front of my left ear and I have an awesome 80’s style shaved stripe above my ear. I am still seriously thinking of shaving the other side to match.

The day after my surgery I was totally excited that nobody had to drill. I actually had my husband take me flower shopping and I filled my flowerbeds full of flowers. (I had my ice pack tied to my head-hehe) The day after that, the 48 hour mark is when it hit me. Actually it looked like someone really did hit me. My face was all swollen. My eye was all pretty shades of purple, red, black and blue. I could hardly see out of my left eye because it was too swollen. I decided at that point that I had better stay in for a while. I had to entertain myself. I am not one to sit and do nothing. So, I started in with the beads and made a ton of jewelry. I am going to start posting some on my etsy website soon. Hey, I needed something else to do, Right?

To add to my list of things I really need to do.... I am thinking we need a Spring look around here....coming soon.... I hope.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

YEAH & BOO At the same time!!

Okay ---enough.  Vacation is over. I won’t lie. I love you guys and your funny emails, but vacation was nice. REAL NICE. But just like everything else, vacations must come to an end. So much has happened in the last 3 months, I can’t begin to tell you about it all. Here is a brief run down:

--Tax season is over. YEAH! / BOO! All at the same time. The overtime is done, but work is sometimes toooo slow.

--The Hubs & I took up gambling. YEAH! / BOO! All at the same time. Some you win, some you loose.

--I had another surgery on my jaw. This one required off work for two weeks. YEAH! / BOO! All at the same time. Got to take off for two weeks and there is not a lot of pain, but I am actually only on my 2nd day back at work.

--The Scentsy business is growing by leaps and bounds. YEAH! / BOO! All at the same time.
Boy, it’s time consuming but man I love that stuff!!!

--We had a garage sale with my mother and sister-in-law. YEAH! / BOO! All at the same time.
Sold lots of things, but sheesh 3 days later and I am still tired from it all.

So I was snooping around all the blogs today. I missed reading and sharing every day. I can’t believe how big everyone’s babies have gotten!! Seriously--in just 3 months!!

OK, so no big grand entrance or anything like that.... but just so ya know.  I am back.  *WAVES HELLO!!!*