Winner Number Two!
February 15, 2009, 10:11 am
Filed under: Blips, bloggers, blogging, fun, happiness, internet

*Please go  here and read yesterday’s winning entry too! (Thanks Spo!)

And the runner up in the Valentine’s Day contest to woo the socks off my feet was Katie from Confessions of a Young Married Couple! Go visit her today and congratulate her. She has a wonderful little blog!

Katie’s submission:

I met my husband when we were 15 years old. I took a class just so I could meet him. We dated throughout high school and then went to different colleges. We dated all four years of college long distance, and the summer before we graduated, he proposed on the ice skating rink in Rockefeller Center. I cried. And then fell down. And then cried some more. 3 and a half years of happiness later, we are expecting our first baby in the spring. Its a boy, and I know that I will have the same love affair with him, too. Just like with his Daddy.

Not everyone gets to be married to their best friend. I guess I’m just lucky like that. ❤


Where Would YOU Go for the Ultimate Valentine’s Date?
February 10, 2009, 1:34 pm
Filed under: blogging, dreams, events, fun, happiness, humor, internet, life, me, Plinky

New York City

Dinner, a show, a walk, whatever then an overnight stay in a fancy hotel with all the trimmings. It’s OK to dream….

Weekend Review
February 9, 2009, 10:30 am
Filed under: Blips, bloggers, blogging, fun, happiness, hope, humor, internet, life, me


I am so glad I survived the weekend. It was sketchy there for a minute or two!


I stole this from Strelitzia, Arrrg!

Friday began slow but around noon I decided to get off the couch and fix the tub faucet and folks it was all downhill from there. Don’t believe e-How for  a minute when they tell you how simple fixing your leak will be. I started at noon and two trips to the hardware store and three pizzas later (no I shared the pizzas) it was six o’clock and the leak was fixed. Oh and all the water that had run from the second floor to the basement was sopped up. Then Saturday morning I discovered that the dehumidifier was toast and all those wet walls and such were drying at a snails pace so that had to be torn apart and replaced.  Add this to the broken recliner and we have ourselves a set of three’s. Did you ever notice that things happen in threes? They do.

There is a bright side. The mercury got all  the way up to the fifties this weekend. I about went into shock! So we threatened the kids, well at least the older ones, that they were going to be lazy good for nothing lumps if they didn’t get their shoes on and off we went to the lake to catch some fish. Here is where I toot my own horn. I was the only one to catch a fish. And I did it all by my self, from hooking it to landing it to slipping it back into the water. Usually hubby is on the side lines coaching me on what to do but not this time, I had it all under control!

So how was your weekend?

*You know you only have a few days to enter the contest right!?

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
January 31, 2009, 11:47 am
Filed under: Blips, bloggers, blogging, events, fun, happiness, internet, life, me

You will never guess who entered to win the Valentine’s Day contest! Somebody has to give him/her some compitition! Send me some love people!

*Roughly 400 people visit me in a week. Delurk and send me some lovin’! I double dog dare ya!


Amazon has the cutest retro-ish valentine cards. I bought three packs for my twins to give at school. They don’t have superheros on them, they don’t have candy but they are the most cutastic cards I have seen since I was a girl! Go on, check them out!

Fuel for the Fire
January 26, 2009, 3:44 am
Filed under: Blips, blogging, events, fun, happiness, history, hope, life, me, outdoors | Tags: ,

As I was driving down an old country road I hadn’t been down in ages I brought up some memories that have gone by the wayside. His name was Dan and I think of him from time to time. I remember the day he and his friend pulled up the driveway in an old beat up green Chevy truck and how I climbed in to meet his smiling face. I could spend the rest of my life climbing into that truck over and over. That look like a little boy is forever engraved in my memory because he looked so happy to just be loved. It was a warm early summer day and it was set before us wide and welcoming. We could do anything, go anywhere and we were doing it together without a watchful eye dictating right from wrong. My favorite part is when he settled his head on my shoulder and gazed up at me while he sang out the words to some forgotten country tune. It said everything about what he wanted from me and it was so much to give at my young age. Not long after that day he packed his bag and went off to basic training in what to me was a far away land. He wrote me a letter nearly everyday for weeks and I have since lost them to the hands of time. How I wish I could read about the days of my younger years and conjure up the past to reminisce.
While he was away my now X husband managed to cultivate a love from me and when Dan returned I was with child. He showed up to see me after months of separation to find that I had moved on unable to wait for him. How awful that must have been for him. But being young we let it go and our paths parted forever. I often wonder what could have been. It’s only natural to think about it now and again. Those letters and the days of fishing by the waters longing only to be together are but a warm memory to take along in this huge heart I have to fill. If our paths should ever cross I would be all ears to hear of the life he has lead without me but until that time I will go with the old but true saying that

It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.

Fun Times
January 25, 2009, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Blips, blogging, events, fun, happiness, internet, life, marriage, me, nature, outdoors

Plinky is a new form of time wasting I discovered through Mighty Girl. It asks a question and you answer it. Pretty simple, it’s brand spankin’ new and I like how you can meet new people through it. I have a feeling I will be adding it to my list of favorite ways to blow time along with Stumble Upon.  I can kill so much time clicking the little green icon whole days could pass and I wouldn’t even know it.  One  thing that many rave over is Twitter and I signed up and looked around and haven’t been back. It is way too time consuming for me and fact is I don’t know anyone who cares what I am doing this very minute.  I lead a somewhat dull life in the winter time, so it wouldn’t be very exciting.


On Friday I didn’t have anything pressing to do and I was itching for quite some time to get out and smell the roses so we loaded up with hats and mittens and fishing gear and set off for the local hole. If you recall I mentioned that I received a bright and shiny purple rod for Christmas. This was it’s maiden voyage to the waters and I was praying that it would get some action. And it did. Typically I tend to use the shorter rods because that is what I am more comfortable with but this one it is  something like ten feet long and I felt a little intimidated by it’s size. OK it’s actually more like six foot. Long story short I caught a sucker and two trout. The sucker was an accident, well they all were really. The trout were caught in fast water so it was a hit and miss sort of thing and I only actually landed one trout the other got itself twisted up in debris and broke off. But I got some action, that’s a big deal. And I learned alot because hubby for the first time ever made it all about me. He watched me and coached me and hardly even touched his rod. That’s huge, he love’s to fish and I can’t imagine being there and not fishing.  I love the new rod, I love it with all it’s purplish length. We are a perfect fit.

Valentine Contest!
January 24, 2009, 10:31 am
Filed under: bloggers, blogging, crafting, events, fun, happiness, internet, life, me, sewing

*This is a Sticky Post it will remain at the top till the contest is over!

I have a confession to make. I kind of, sort of, might love Valentine’s Day. Maybe. It’s not like me to be all gushy and frankly there are times people in love make me want to vomit rainbows but I like Valentines’ Day. I miss the days of our youth when every one had a special box or lunch bag to receive notes of love from everyone in the class. I remember sitting at home with my stash of cards selecting specific ones for each person making sure that what it said fit the way I thought of that person just right.

But now I am an adult, I no longer get tokens of love and mushiness from others my age. I do get them from my children which I display proudly till the paper is faded and the glue has crumbled. So this year I decided when I saw valentine candy displayed the very day after Christmas that I would have a giveaway and the lucky winner would get my very special Valentine dish towel and a crocheted sponge.


Do you like? Here is how to get it.

  • The winner of the towel is the one that woo’s me with the best love story. It can be the story of how you met your spouse or all about your first love. It could also be fictional or your fantasy. Anything goes as long as it’s romantic and mushy and makes me want to vomit rainbows.
  • You must be willing to give me your address to send it to. I promise not to stalk.
  • You can leave your story in comments or if it is lengthy you can send it to my email
  • I will post the winner’s story on Valentine’s Day!

So come on and let’s have some fun!