Monday, June 27, 2011

Nothing but NOTHING

Sooooooo I have not posted in a while. 
I am bad, I know.
I am about to have a meltdown.
Stress – Stress – Stress Keeps building.
It will all come to an end in about 48 hours.
In 48 hours, we leave for the lake….
Life in the travel trailer for 7 days.
No schedules
No plans
No work
Nothing but NOTHING
No internet -Nope not even on the phone….

I really should start gathering stuff tonight. The only thing I have done to get ready is make out a menu/grocery list, pulled storage totes out of the attic and gathered a few movies.

This my bloggy friends, is totally weird. Normally, I would already have EVERYTHING packed and ready to go!

But I don’t.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Crazy Commuting

The morning drive to work just drives me INSANE!  If everyone would focus and drive, there would not be issues. I think I have come up with a top ten list of

  • Eating
  • Brushing hair or Shaving
  • Flossing yout Teeth
  • Changing Clothes
  • Masterbating
  • Putting on make up
  • Reading
  • Having Sex
  • Picking Nose
I followed a lady to work the other day.... she was all over the road!  I though wow is she drunk at 7am?  Then I noticed she was putting on her make up. I then notice in the review mirror the guy behind was shaving. 
Are these people trying to kill someone?

I know I  have posted several times about driving.... 
But this drives me insane and I see it every stinkin' day...
The problems are only getting worse.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Purposeless Brainwork

Saw this car driving down the road yesterday....
Wouldn't that be so fun to drive!

Last night we got the table covered in primer.... This is actually going to be a long process, so it seems.

We have found a couple of places on the chairs that may need to be hit just a touch with the welder...
This morning the clouds had the most amazing colors.  There were pinks and blues and grays....
The coloring  reminded me of the rainbowistic(is that a word?) look that oil has when it is floating on water.  Am I making any sense? 
I could not capture it in the picture... But it is still a neat pic.

While I was forwarding my pics from my phone to my email...
I ran across this.
I hate this photo... I hate snakes... I can't seem to delete it though....

Monday, June 13, 2011


Why do work weeks go so slow.... but the weekends seem to speed by so fast?

We started several weekend projects this past weekend.  Project #1 = patio table & chairs. We have a huge deck in our back yard but it lacks more furniture.  Score one for the home team... someone threw out a big table and 4 chairs in "big junk" pick up day. (The first trash day each month we are allowed to set out big junk at the curb and a different truck will haul it off.) Yes we went and took someone's trash. It is wrought iron.... just needs a little sanding, some rustoleum and a fresh coat of paint. We saved about $1000 for being crafty!  YEAH!! 

You know big junk pick up day is sometimes like Christmas... We have gotten a computer, a power washer and a top of the line wheel barrow. 

Another project we started was power washing the deck so we can water seal it again.  May end up having to sand some of the old stain off... But hey we are using the heck out of the power washer we got out of someone's big junk pile.

NO we do not go driving around looking through all the big junk piles.  BUT if we do see something while we are driving in the addition.... we stop and get it.

Does anyone else's city have a big junk day?

OH - off the topic.  There are some of you that I have been trying to post comments... it will not let me. While others it will... So YES  I have been reading your posts... but eh... can't comment.... ggrrrr I hope the problems get fixed soon.  Many are talking of the same issues, so I know it's not just me. I think I have figured it out though... I am only able to comment on those that have comment boxes that open in a new window.  The ones embedded under the post are not allowing me to comment. :(

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Redneck Fun

A few weekends ago we decided to brave the chilly WINDS and go have a little fun, redneck style. We loaded the cooler and lawn chairs in the the truck and took off for our adventure.... making sure to stop at the quickshop/gas station to grab plenty of junk food snacks.

Once we arrived, we drug everything out of the truck.  We found where our friends had already set up their chairs and cleared all the cow poo out of our area beside them.  We then set up shop in the middle of the modified cow pasture.
The granddaughter "H" of our friends kept us on our toes most of the day.  She didn't mind snuggling in with Kobi at all - the wind was bitter.
Our conversation with "H" upon arrival:
ME- Hey "H" how are you?
"H"- *blank stare*
The Hubs-Honey, I don't think she remembers who we are....
"H"- Yes I do... I member who I am... I'm H.....(insert full name as she stomps away)
Too Cute.

OH - so what where we doing in the middle of the cow pasture??
Total redneck fun.
Raised trucks.
Big Tires
Loud Engines

Look closely and you will see I was serious about clearing out the cow poo....
This is actually a modified something going through the 4 ft deep mud pit that was 300ft long(or something like that). Pardon me for not getting closer to get a better picture.  Not the kind of mud bath I like....

Every so often the trucks would loose control.  The 3rd truck down the track flipped. Nobody was injured(or I would not be posting this pic)
Some where even silly enough to go through the pit topless....
Kind of crazy....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dance Your Cares Away

Quick.... Where did I steal that title from? 
The tune will be stuck in your head for DAYS!!
Do you need a hint?
You can thank me later!
We are known for having the neighbors over every now and again and again and again…
Ok so it’s totally weird if it is not at least every couple of weeks.
I love to cook and let everyone sample my recipes…
Everyone just hangs out and relaxes...
Sometimes it ends up out in the garage with everyone shooting pool…
Sometimes the “adults” take over the wii inside.
All I can say is…..
Adult beverages + Just Dance on the wii = a ton of laughs + sore muscles for days

BTW --- Notice my wall decor?  I have to say THANKS Stephanie!  It's all your fault!  I ended up finding a new addiction.  A store I had never heard of before.... Didn't realize there was one about 6 blocks from my work.  I am totally addicted to Kirklands and it is all Stephanie's fault for showing off a cute mirror in her blog.  Retail therapy at it's finest.

By the way.... Fraggle Rock

Friday, June 3, 2011


Today …. I am tired.

This post may just make you go ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ also...
I stayed up to late last night talking on the phone.
It was important though.
I am glad that I did.

This summer has started out totally INSANE!
I am ready for a vacation. Counting the days down….
27 days to go. Maybe 26 if I can talk the hubby into leaving day early.
Kobi got a job and I really hope they do not complain about her needing a week off for family vacation. She turned in the request last night…. We will see.

Since Kobi is only 15…. Her getting a job is kind of like me getting a 2nd job. I get to rush home from work and “taxi” her back and forth. Do you know how hard it is to find a company/business that will hire a 15yr old? She actually got a job as a waitress. She is LOVING the tips!! After working for just 3 days… they scheduled her for 7 straight. I figure either they like her work…. Or they are trying to get her to quit. Things worked out though… she ended up with 2 days off.

Yes my post is totally random and senseless….

To tired to think though and pull it all together…

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Positively Positive

So - yesterday’s post was pretty depressing. What a heck of a post to kick things off! I am going to try to make my posts a little more positive...
I am positive that I will have more positive posts that will make you positively happier in your life...

Yeah, I know... Whatever...

How about today I share a little recipe I found while I was MIA from the bloggy world.

This has become a once a week staple in our menu rotations…

It is a Mexican Marinade for flank steak, or sirloin. But then you can use the meat for quesadillas, burritos, street tacos, chimichangas or fajitas…

What you need:

2 - 7 oz cans of Chipotle Peppers

½ bundle of cilantro

Juice from 2-3 Limes

¼ cup oil

Combine the above 3 ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Then dump the sauce into a large ziplock bag and place the meat in there to soak. After about an hour, you can grill the meat. (Megan, YES, you need a grill for this one. You don’t know what you are missing!!)

I usually dice the meat up and put it in a container in the fridge to be reheated for quesadillas or tacos.

Totally YUMMO – AND – EASY!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Did ya miss me?
I am back….

What a crazy mess it has been around here!

Tax season = 60+ hours of work a week.

Teenager = countless taxi hours

End of school= Many hours of extra activities.

2 garage sales= insanity

Then, you know… we have that Oklahoma weather. Last week Ma Nature decided to give us a reality check and passed a tornado pretty close to our home. While we hid in our shelter and escaped without damage, many of our friends were not so lucky. We have friends that lost it all…. We have friends that are cousins with people that lost children…. And we are friends with some that have some damage, but will make it through (if they don’t kill their insurance people first)….

It really is sad though. We took our first trip through the damage this past weekend. Kobi was having withdrawals and wanted to see her boyfriend. – His housing addition was one that got hit so getting to it was a mess. Looking at all the destruction, the mangled trees, the homes torn to shreds… the random semi upside down in the middle of field (I really wonder where it came from!). Upon turning into his addition, I looked at what was left of a home and barn… I couldn’t help but think that the last time I drove down this road, that house had 20+ cars setting there and they were having a huge graduation celebration with a ton of family friends…. Who knew that only a few days later it would all be gone!