Friday, October 31, 2008


Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe, enjoyable Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

We are sooo proud!

This post is for our "faux" son (my sons best friend) Ryan! I'm sure many of you have read a little about Ryan in my "shrimp" post...he is like a son to us and we love him dearly. I just learned that Ryan has received a $30,000 college scholarship!!!! We are so proud of him! He has worked extremely hard all through high school and the Jr. ROTC. I just HAD to post about him and let everyone know!! YAY!
Also, I posted my "6 things that make me happy" so please check them out when you get the chance. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I have been tagged by the wonderful Sharon of Mana Moon to share six things that make me happy. I am very much a happy person so this tag should be fairly simple. The rules are simple, post six things that make me happy, add the award, and pass it on to six others. So, without further ado, here are six things that make me, Laura Crosby, happy:

1. My family (husband, children, father, uncle, sister, brothers, nephews, wishing was niece (Lauren), distant cousins and the rest of my distant relatives). I love my family very much and I would be lost without them. There is not a day that goes by that I do not appreciate all of them. My family is what gives me the strength to wake up every morning and face the challenges put before me. I like to think of us as a flock of geese- when the leader is tired, he/she moves to the back of the flock to rest while another moves forward and keeps us in the right direction.

2. Gypsy & Sierra (my dogs), Happy & Maya (my cats), and Pepe La Zoom (my fish). They each have their own personality but the one thing they have in common is their love for me. Every morning I wake and every evening I get home, all of my animals and fish are wagging their tales, meowing/panting, and swimming wildly. When I am sad, Sierra always rests her head on me and looks me in the eyes as to say, “I love you, Mommy”. Every evening Happy climbs up on my chest and puts a paw on each side of my neck as is she is giving me a hug. Gypsy…weeeelllll….she is just AWLAYS excited to see me…even if I just walk in and out of a room, she gets so excited as if I had just made her day that much better. Maya, she’s a stubborn cat but she loves me dearly and always waits for me by my door when she hears my alarm clock go off. Pepe. Well, all I have to do is walk into my bedroom and he begins swimming circles and will literally swim back and forth as I walk past him. They may not be human but they all express their love like one!

3. FOOD! Yes, food. I know that most people would say I have a “food addiction” since food makes me happy. Well, maybe they are partially right HOWEVER I still enjoy trying new foods and making my favorite recipes. And if loving food is an addiction then arrest me for enjoying family and friends over great conversations and fabulous foods.

4. The beach. I LOVE the beach. I have a saying when Paul tells me I am getting on his nerves, “Just give me a PB&J (or honey) sandwich, a diet coke, and drop me off at the beach….you won’t hear a peep from me for the rest of the day!” I love the peacefulness, the serenity, and the magnificent views at the beach. It clears my mind and I think of nothing. Aaaahhhhhhhh……..peace.

5. My Etsy shop. I had played around with the idea of selling my cards but never thought I would really enjoy it. I was wrong. I was sooo very wrong! I love it and do not ever want to give it up (thank you Rocki for getting me started 0 ;-)

6. I saved one of things most precious to me, next to my family, that makes me every so happy…my friends. I told one of my friends recently that I have only a handful of true friends but I have several acquaintances. The meaning of ‘friend’ is widely taken advantage of and, sadly, ‘friend’ is just a word to many and not a meaning. So, to my friends, I do adore each of you and love you very much. You are my friend, my confidant, my heart.

So there you have it…the top six “what makes me happy”. Technically, I can tie these into one….#1 thing that makes me happy is my life. These six happy things make up my life; they make me smile every day and encourage me to keep pushing forward. I love my life and I love all of you!!

Since most of the people I know have already been given this award, I only have a few..

My newest friend, Elayne, of PupLove
Little Man Josh of Scribbles of an Ancient Soul
Damien of The Phoenix Commentaries

That's it! I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me!

Tons of hugs,

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Beautiful Day

I would first like to thank EVERYONE for the sweet birthday wishes… THANK YOOOOOOOU!!!! Special thank you to Angie and Sharon…they wrote such beautiful posts on their blogs for me and to my sister Rocki and her hubby Mark for the awesome early morning birthday song :-D I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends and I wish to never know what it would be like to not have you all in my life and I thank God to be a part of yours ;-)
I spent my birthday hiking at Sabino Canyon in Tucson, AZ. with my husband (one of my favorite places to hike) and then had a fabulous dinner with some friends at The Melting Pot; it is a fondue style restaurant. I love Sabino Canyon for its diverse scenery…you will be hiking along a desert path and turn the corner to white sand and lush green trees. It is absolutely amazing. Here are a few pics I took along the way:

We started at the base of the canyon and hiked almost to the top…I would have made the entire hike buuuuuut had a little mis-happen along the way. Yep, dorky me twisted my knee stepping on a rock! Now, this was not your ordinary rock. Nope….this sucker sought me out, stalking me with its evil rock eyes, waiting for my next move to push me over the edge when it finally struck causing me to step on it. Once I did, my leg twisted causing me to lose balance, but I managed to lean my weight to the other side and catch my balance…sadly, when the rest of my body went to the right, my knee continued to go to the left…thus, a knee strain occurred. I’m glad I didn’t break any bones and certainly glad I did not fall down the side, that would have been ugly.

We did have a few visitors along the way-

Aparently this little beauty wanted to help heal my knee by landing on my foot while I was resting it-

Dinner was a little less hazardous. I wish I had pictures to share but we were having so much fun we forgot to snap a few! For those who are not familiar with The Melting Pot, it is a fondue style restaurant where YOU actually cook the food. I’ve seen another restaurant that puts the cooking method at your table but they put the food in it instead of you. Not at The Melting Pot (geesh, one would think I’m advertising for them). Here you choose your cooking method, the foods you want to cook, and YOU do the cooking…or should I say fonduing? There are several cheese fondues to choose from for the hors d’oevres and the chocolate fondues are to die for! OOOOOOH MAN!!!!!!!! I just ate dinner but I think I’m getting hungry again!!!! LOL!
So, this was how I spent my birthday weekend and had an absolute blast. Even though I came home with a minor injury, it was all worth it! Thank you, again, to everyone for the beautiful greetings ;-)

Love and hugs,

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Little Things, Great Friendships

Many of you know Sharon, the fabulous outstanding creator of Mana Moon Studios and Mana Moon Treasures. Recently, Sharon was able to score two treasuries on Etsy (lucky girl). You are already aware of her creative talent with her graphic and jewelry shops but , if you have never seen one of Sharon's treasuries, you're missing out! She is amazing they way she puts them together and she does it in a flash. I am honored that she chose two of my items to display on each of her treasuries...thank you Sharon.

Besides being this wonderful artist that we all love, Sharon is also an intelligent, respectful, loving, giving, beautiful person. To know Sharon is like having a butterfly land on your heart; her gentle spirit fills it with joy. I am blessed to have her in my life.
So thank you Sharon for being such an important part of my life, for bringing happiness and love to my heart, and most of all for being the wonderful person you are. Don't ever change!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Now THAT’S A Cake! Josh, close your eyes!!

Since Paul and I have dated, one of our goals is to top the others prank….he got me this year :-0
Most of you know me well enough that when I got a good look at what Paul had written on my cake I busted up with HUGE, LOUD laughter!! What a riot!!!! To top it off, he told the guy at the bakery, “Oh, and could you please put a heart on it so she knows I love her.” AAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh gosh I am still laughing just thinking about it :-D But, since he took that extra step to call me what MANY others have, I couldn’t let the cake have all the glory….Debi knows this look quite well (hah…think Jack In The Box, Debi! MWAHAHAHAHA)

Ok, enough of the cake (aaaaahahahahahahaha). My loving husband and two handsome boys took me out for an early birthday dinner this evening; this was the only evening that all four of us could be together for dinner this week. They took me to one of my favorite burger joints, Reb Robin (yyyuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm).

We had a great time with lots of yummy foods, tons of laughs, and good times. Oh, how I wish these moments would last forever!

So, that’s it. A crazy cake for a crazy lady. HAHAHA!!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Miracles Come in All Shapes and Sizes

How many times have you heard or said this? I know I say it often! Miracles happen every day yet they are frequently missed…too many people are wearing blinders.

I wanted to share with you my little miracle, Happy. This picture was taken this morning…she was actually facing the wall before I snapped the picture. (pardon the quality of the pic…it was dark and I was using my cell phone camera) I’m sure most of you are thinking right about now, “So that cat is facing a wall…” What most of you do not know is that Happy has only one eye of which she is also blind. It amazes me that she walked up to the wall, never touching it, and knew to stop. What also amazes me is that this is an area we have never seen her rest at before, so I question why? Just behind her are the stairs…normally she comes down the stairs and makes a hard left, walking the same path every time. So, again, why did she go straight?

So what makes Happy such a miracle other than she is blind and has only one eye? She, along with her sister and brother, were found in a pallet of roofing tile when she was approximately 1 week old; the mother was nowhere to be found. The loader was about to pick up the pallet of tile with the fork lift when he had caught movement where the forks go and, being a snake lover, he thought it was a snake so backed up and lowered the forks. The three kittens were spared that day.

It was decided that the Humane Society would not be called and homes would be found for the trio…her sister and brother were snatched that very same day but Happy was left alone. Because of her handicap (having only one eye which was only 1/3 developed as it were), the crude and selfish bastards begun calling her names like “Uno” and “Cyclops”. I knew that she was not going to have the quality of life she deserved so I took her home. Instantly, my 100 pound Rottweiler wagged her little nub, sniffed her, and claimed her as a friend. Happy, so little and barely able to walk, looked up at me and that is when I thought of her name; she has a permanent smile on her face.

She was not always blind…she began to lose her sight when she was around 6 months old; it didn’t take long for her to become fully blind. Yet she walks around the house as if she see’s everything around her and Sierra, my oldest Rotti, still claims her. Every time I sit on my couch she quickly finds her spot on my lap and, when I am in my stamp studio, she curls up behind me on my chair. I wonder sometimes what would have happened if I did not take her home and it makes my heart hurt, but all I have to do is look at her and the pain goes away.

So, believe in miracles because they happen every day.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Yep...the hubby shared what we thought was a bat with allergies. He had bee sneezing since Saturday but it made sense because he had trimmed the plants and tree plus it was slightly breezy for a few days (hah...that sounds like a weather report). Today will be sunny....LOL!!! Anywho, last night he started a fever which has basically been up and down all night. In the mean time, lil' Laura is snoozing off and on because I feel the distinct ouchness of a sore throat. By the time I woke this morning, the throat is even more tender and I'm sporting a stuffy nose and, quite frankly, I feel like dog poop. Oh but do not feel bad for me. I'm sure my orneryness brought this on. HAHA!

My day shall continue and I will go to work. Why, you ask? So I can infect everyone in that office because the manager has stated that absences are unacceptable during the first 90 days of employment and missing a day is grounds for termination. Hah. The woman cannot show an ounce of leadership yet can stand by this rule. Maybe I will stay home and get myself fired. LOL!

So that's it for today. I would love to chat more but I woke up late (oops) and must get going with my day. I leave you with a great joke:

- For sale- brand new parachute. Used once, never opened, small stain.

LOL!!! Terrible, I know ;-)



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's Happening

The weekend came and went and, incidentally, so did Monday! Now, I have really never had an issue with the “Monday Blues” since I tend to take life one moment at a time. Recently, however, I thought I might be dreading this particular Monday; after all, it was the first Monday after beginning my new job…the job that I thought I was really going to hate!

I do not believe I dislike the job but I will say I am not fond of some of the people, as you all know. But something happened today that gave me hope, not just in the position but with some of my coworkers. Maybe, just maybe a couple of them might actually see ME as a friendly person and not their enemy. OK, so MAYBE I might have given a few of them the impression that I am out to get them….err....FINE…so I verbally scared the poop out of a couple of them…that does not mean I am a terrible person. I prefer to WORK when I am at work and not play like I am a 2nd grader on recess. Well, back to today- it was a pleasant day, I got to learn something and I even got some respect from some coworkers. Really…that is all I ever expected from this place. Huh…maybe I will lose the title “Ice Queen” after all ;-)

That is all for today. I hope everyone has a fantastic Tuesday….and you are being forewarned now………………..I AM OFF ALL DAY WEDNESDAY! BWA HAHAHAHAHAHA! MWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! AAAAAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHh eheheh (*cough-cough*).

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Beautiful Heart

This is my oldest son, Corbin, when he was much younger. He's always been a sweet, helpful, caring individual with BIG dreams. His dreams have led him through all sorts of "what I want to be when I grow up" careers but finally chose one. Now that he is a senior in high school, his dream is finally becoming a reality. But, before I get into his career choice, I want to tell you a little about him-
He was a good size baby weighing in at 8lb 11oz. and was 21 3/4" long. He started walking when he was 9 months old and had ALL of his teeth by the time he was 16 months. Freak of nature? Yep! LOl! I had to say that since I know he will be reading this.

Other than his BIG dreams, Corbin has a Big heart. Somehow, he has always found himself in strange situations or strange things found him. When he was 5 years old the doctors told us they found what looked to be a mass on the occipital area of his brain; further research proved not to be a mass yet an arachnoid cyst (water cyst). The doctors told us that it would be OK if they did not remove it as long as it did not grow anymore, however, if it were to grow they would have to remove it leaving Corbin with a 50/50 chance of brain damage. Someone up above stopped that cyst from growing and surgery was never required.

Later on in his life, Corbin found himself in another situation. Sadly, gangs are everywhere and of any age. There were a group of 8th grade kids that called themselves the "Dirt Match Gang". They would randomly pick a child, regardless of age, and beat him up after the school bus left. One day they picked out my youngest son, Cody. Corbin picked up real quick on what was about to happen and stepped in front of his brother and said, "He's only 7. If you want to fight someone, let it be me.." and they did. Corbin had the daylights beat out of him that day so that his brother wouldn't. With the help of the school and the police, ALL of the kids were arrested and expelled from school. His guardian angel is strong.

But this wasn't the end of Corbin's strange happenings. Shorty after recovering from the fight, he was hit by a car at the bus stop. The kids were playing tag and he slipped off the curb right in front of a car. The investigators and doctors all said he shouldn't have lived...but, once again, his angel came through for him and here is with us today.

I honestly believe that the strange incidences in his life has made him the way he is. Corbin loves life and life loves him back. I know you have been waiting to hear about his career, but how could I not share the triumph of this wonderful young man?? Well, this young man is going to become a lawyer of politics and, eventually, become a lobbyist. I'm sure most of you are probably dropping your jaw saying, "Lobbyist?" He is determined to change the faces of lobbyist to work FOR the people. I know he will. He came to us and said that he wants to attend a community college for his perquisites before attending ASU. Why? BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE US THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS! He's not a lobbyist yet but he sure is practicing ;-)

So, America, here is your future lawyer who WILL become the lobbyist that America needs:

WHAT? Did you expect a picture of him in a suit?? HAH! He'll be the ONLY lawyer NOT to wear a suit!! And, if you ask him, this picture is of him walking the CAT walk for all the hot ladies. Um, Corbin, this is you after getting out of the pool at yours and Papa's birthday! Nice try, buddy ;-)
So, ladies and gentlemen, this is MY son!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Hello, my friends!
I just HAD to start off this morning with a funny cartoon :-D I wonder what my pets do when we are not home?!?!?!?
It is finally Friday, hoot-hoot, and it couldn't have come any sooner. This week has been a little odd for me so I could totally use some R&R. I believe my weekend is full of stuff to do, but at least it is enjoyable stuff like lunch at Dad's on Saturday and dinner at Grandma's on Sunday. HEY...that means no cooking for me this weekend! YYYAAAHHHHHH!!!! I also have some card ideas that I want to try out this weekend as well. One I'm not too sure of but I won't know if I don't try ;-)
Next week is going to be a little backwards for me in the sense of emailing and blogging. I have to be to work earlier than normal so I will not be able to get the "good" stuff done before work...............oooooohh but you WILL hear from me after work- mwahahahahahah....BWA HHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! However, you will not hear about my work. As of yesterday, I have decided that they suck and I don't and that I need to concentrate on finding a professional place of business. BUT, I am going to stay at my current place of biz and earn cash by literally just sitting there! God I hope I find something soon :-D
Well, kids, I will leave you with a joke before I had off to work....have a wonderful, fun filled, and exciting weekend. Love, Laura (pst- not sure why my paragraphs are not spaced in the post but they are spaces in the 'compose' box???)
JOKE- A blonde heard that milk baths would make her beautiful. She left a note for her milkman to leave 25 gallons of milk When the milkman read the note, he felt there must be a mistake. He thought she probably meant 2.5 gallons. So he knocked on the door to clarify the point. The blonde came to the door and the milkman said, 'I found your note asking me to leave 25 gallons of milk. Did you mean 2.5 gallons?'The blonde said, 'I want 25 gallons. I'm going to fill my bathtub up with milk and take a milk bath so I can look young and beautiful again.' The milkman asked, 'Do you want it pasteurized?' The blonde said, 'No, just up to my boobs. I can splash it on my face.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My first day...

So, my first day at my new job did not go as well as I planned....I learned quickly that this department is in the trouble they are in due to lack of organization and competent employees! I kept my mouth shut for most of the day but felt compelled to put at least half of a shoe in my mouth! HAH!! I wasn't sure if I even wanted to go back but then I realized what they need is a REAL leader. I did not accept a management position, however, tomorrow I plan on going in to work and stating my piece and offering suggestions. If they accept my help, wonderful, if not, just the same. So, if I succeed, the office will go from this:

to this:'s all in a days work, right? LOL!!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Am I really going back to the Mon-Fri, full time hustle? Yes, I am. I FINALLY got the official OK from the CEO today to start work at my new place of employment (I’ve only been waiting 3 weeks to start :-0 ). I know I have blogged about going back to work before but his time I have the ACTUAL start date- 10/8.

For those asking, the answer is still nooooooooooooooooooo, I am not giving up my ETSY shop! I have worked out a wonderful schedule that will allow me to work full time, attend my yoga practice, and pay plenty of attention to my family, friends, and Etsy shop. It sound like a busy schedule because it is and I like it this way. I have tried to stay busy during my time off with my shop, doing “things” around the house, and harassing all of my wonderful friends on your blogs…but that wasn’t enough. I want more money (still waiting for Angie to pay my tab at Rocki’s shop- LOL!) and I want to be bus ALL DAY. Maybe I’m nuts but I’m a nut who is not ready to sit still yet :-D

So, for the first time in 10 years I will punch a time clock tomorrow! I think I am actually excited about it…with a time clock comes less responsibility ;-D WOO HOO!!! I’m not used to taking a lunch at work, unless you call eating at your desk while you work a lunch, so clocking out and eating in a lunch room is going to feet strange for me. Gosh, I feel like a kid going to school for the first time! HAH!

Well, here I go back to work…………again :-D

Monday, October 6, 2008

For the love of..........

So, today I had my heart set on writing a blog about my sister. Ok, it was actually going to be a retaliation blog on a couple of text messages (including pictures) that I received this weekend from my oh so sweet, darling, charming, innocent (uha-uha..I’m choking), sister. BUT she was spared by an email I received just a few minute ago. (I’ll still get you, my Pretty! Mwahahahahahahaha)

The email I received was a chain letter telling me how blessed I can be IF I send it to X amount of people. REALLY???? So, in order for God to love me I have to send it to 15 people??? What if I do not know 15 people? Will God no longer love me? Pff!! The people who right this (insert bad word here) make me sick.

Here’s a good one- Send this to 5 people in the next hour and you will get a surprise in 2 days. Send it to 10 people in the next hour and your surprise will come immediately. HUH?? What kind of surprise? I do love chocolate cake…can I pick my surprise??? HAH!

I will admit, I have forward some…SOME…and I normally send them because, most of the time, there is an absolutely adorable picture attached and I will always make a comment such as, “Ignore the chain but check out the pic!”. I am, however, a fan of the friendship chains…a simple chain letter encouraging you to forward it to a friend as a simple hello. No, you won’t get a million dollars in the next 20 seconds and God won’t require you to send it to a thousand people…just a simple, “I’m thinking of you”.

Because of these chain letters, I tend to have a hissy-fit every couple of years which causes me to write my own chain letter…enjoy!

- If you want to know if you are loved, look in the mirror; you must love yourself before others can love you.

- If you want to be rich then stop and look around; if you have a roof over your head, food in the cupboards, and the support of your family and friends then you are the richest person I know.

- Do you really want your friends to send back a chain letter proving they ARE your friend regardless of all the other emails you will receive from them the same day? They love you so don’t hold your breath for the reply.

- You don’t have to be religious to be blessed; you are already blessed with the love of your family and friends.

- Everyone has a guardian angel watching over them so there is no need to email a thousand people to “earn” an angel!

So there you have own chain letter. I forward it to all of you in hopes that you will hold it to your hearts and keep it for yourselves.

Now...enough with this sensitive stuff....on to my sister! Oh, you thought you got away with it...didn't you? Ok, you did for now, however I will share one of the pictures you sent me. MWA HA HA HA HA HA!!! My dear sister and her hubby sent this to me titled,"Got Food"-

HEEHEEHEE! But those will not work for me....................but this will-

AAAAHHHHH HA HAH AHAHAHAHA! This is an awesome picture! Can you imagine the amount of yummy goods I could fit in my mouth?? comment, Debi!! LOL!!

Hugs and more hugs,
(I'm not done with you, Sister!!!)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Today's blog will probably be my shortest ever (alright...quit cheering...hahaha). I woke this morning to a beautiful sight...I have a bloom on a plant that should have died the beginning of summer. Take a look:

This is a seasonal plant that typically does not survive the summer so we normally would dig it out and replant a different seasonal. This year, I kept this particular one planted because of the excess green on it so late in the season. All summer long this darling plant would repeatedly dry up and then sprout another green leaf....until this morning when I found a beautiful flower that has begun to bloom.
So, I am going to keep this plant in my backyard for another season and hope that it will stay for many summers.

Friday, October 3, 2008

This is me...

These are my footprints; I took them last week while I was in San Diego. No, they are not as magnificent or perfect as the footprints in the famous poem, but they are mine and they are beautiful.

I was “tagged” today by a very special friend, Sharon from Mana Moon. I spent 15 minutes crying after reading her “blob” (inside joke that I just KNOW will make Sharon smile) and not because I feel sorry for her but because I didn’t think it was possible to love her more. She is a courageous and strong woman who inspires me every day!! Though we have never met in person, I feel as if we live right down the road from one another and I appreciate the bond we have hat makes me feel this way.

The “tag” I must accomplish today is to tell you six secrets about myself and then pass it on to 5 other people. My friends and family are my world, everything else is the fillers, so for those who know me, I do not hold things back (Debi’s nodding her head right about now). So, without further ado, here they are:

1. When I was 9 years old, myself and two friends were collecting empty cans for a school project; we hit all of our neighbors and even our local grocery store (I was always a determined child). On the way home we passed my brother’s friends house and decided I would ask them if they had any empty cans. It was a condo so I had to enter a courtyard to knock on the door. My two friends did not know these people so they stayed outside the fence...I should have never knocked on that door. Harold Fligg (yes, I am using his real name), the boys father, opened the door and listened to my request for empty cans. “Of course I have empty cans. Why don’t you come inside.” My instinct told me not to go in so I didn’t. He asked me again and when I said no that is when he grabbed me pulling me inside him home. To this day, I still do not know how I did it but I escaped the son-of-a-bitch but we left me scars on my right arm and left wrist from his fingernails. It seems that Mr. Fligg had just been released from prison for child molestation and the courts felt mercy on him since it was close to the holidays and gave him one year additional probation.

2. I have incredible patience but I find that once my patience has been worn I do not hold back what I am thinking. That’s not always a bad thing buuuut I struggle with cushioning the blow. I have always been a matter-of-fact person and stupid people, yes STUPID people, drive me crazy…to the point that I honest to God think I should get help! I know this doesn’t sound like a big deal but it bothers the hell out of me. Here’s a good example: my ex-fill in-boss was an absolute dumb@ss that literally sat at his desk and would fall asleep while I ran an entire department along with several installation crews. We constantly bickered with one another, then one day he asked me, “Why don’t you like me…” (I can hear Debi snickering already)…I tried to soften the damn blow but couldn’t so I told him what I was thinking (and please pardon the language you are about to read)…I told him, “Because you are a f’ing idiot and a lazy piece of sh!t. You are absolutely worthless yet I am impressed everyday that you find your way to work…I guess you need to sleep sometime…” Yep. I said that. Honestly, I do not mean to offend anyone but isn’t the point of this tag to be honest?? No, I was not fired from my job :-)

3. I am the one that found my mother dead in her bed. It is not a secret to the family and only a couple of my friends know. I don’t talk much about finding her because I am afraid that my dad will blame himself because he called me that day and asked if I had heard from her and if I would go check on her. Well, in reality, Paul and I have always blamed ourselves. We were at the house earlier that morning doing some light cleaning (Mom had not been feeling well so we would go over once a week and help out). I left to do some errands while Paul finished the house. When I came back to pick him up, she was still in bed so I thought it would be best to not disturb her. Later that day, Paul stopped by again on his way to work to check on her. He heard some noise in the bedroom so he left thinking she was up and getting dressed. It was shortly after that my dad called. To this day we believe that if….IF we would have just gone into the bedroom she would be alive today.

4. I am 37 years old…well, October 25th I will be ;-), and to this day I literally am afraid to let my feet or legs hang over the bed in fear that someone is under their and will grab them!! Really!!!

5. I am afraid to take new medicine in fear it will kill me…yet I am trying to get into nursing school. I don’t know what else to say about that.

6. I say bad words…a lot. I say “sh!t” every single day. I will even drop the f’ bomb when pushed. A-hole is another common word I use. I do my best to not say it around the kids but I admit I have slipped a time or two, or three. But, just because I say a bad word does not change who I am!

So there you have it- six secrets about me. Take it and run with it…if you come back then I know you are my friend.

Now I have to tag 5 people but I do not have five people to tag…three of them have already been tagged!! So, here are the lucky two:

Rosebud Collection- The Mum and The Rose
Harriet- Hey Harriet

I hope you take this to heart, ladies, and know that regardless the secrets, I love you dearly!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oh I just couldn’t help it! This is one of the funniest picutres I have ever seen…and there is a story behind it. I was working for an design and installation company where I was the only female prodution manager, which was challenging at times, but I never let these challenges push me down; in fact, they only made me stronger. Well, one of my challenges was a certain young man who felt that I had no business being in this particular industry as a production manager and went as far as to tell me where I belong. A gently pulled him into my office and had a brief, VERY brief discussion with him. Um, look at the picture again….

Later that day I left for lunch and returned to this picture taped to my monitor with a sticky note that read,”We didn’t think you were hungry after the large breakfast you ate this morning”. LOL!!! I still have that sticky and I still have the picture. I would have shared the original pic BUT my version has a, um, well…a not so nice exclamation stated before “Pete” ;-) The gentlman who decided to challenge me? We became very good friends!

Hope you enjoyed the story…and, Debi, ssssshhhhhh! Let’s just keep THIS incedent out there and the rest to us ;-) LOL!!!