Monday, July 30, 2007

How to Scare Someone Half to Death!

About 2 in the morning, my husband hears my daughter singing in a loud voice, flies out of the bed trying to figure out what in the world is going on, and realizes the sound is coming from my purse. Darling daughter had recorded herself singing and made it the ringtone on my cell phone. Thank goodness it did not happen while she was at a sleepover or it would have really freaked him out.

We don't know who the idiot was who was calling at 2 am but have changed the ringtone so it won't happen again. Suppose it would help if I remembered to turn my phone off at night too!

Guess measurable rainfall at our house today! Thank You Lord! Guess what the forecast for tomorrow is though.......Ah well, I will take what I can get these days!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Been Tagged Again!

This is for you Jenn! I am going to answer the questions but I am not going to tag anyone, if someone wants to do it feel free....


I was pregnant awaiting the birth of darling daughter in October. We were living in Northern Virginia about 25 miles south of Washington DC


We had just gotten back from our vacation in Hawaii and I was still struggling to learn how to use the Cochlear Implant but beginning to see some improvement.


Dr. Pepper
Quacker Granola Bites
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Beef Sticks (not jerky)
Chips and Dips


Almost any country song from the early 80's
Star Spangled Banner
Aggie War Hymn--Texas A&M Fight Song
Most Children's Songs--("wheels on the bus"."barney song--I Love You", etc...)
85% of the songs in the church song book


Build my parents a new house close to me
Build myself a new house with a landing strip for my jet
Build my church a new building
Lots of Charities would benefit
Hire someone to housebreak the dog or at least pick up the *&^% messes


Spend too much time "on line"
Don't keep my house as clean as I would like
Eat out too often
Stay up too late
Don't exercise like I should


Play games with friends


Strapless Bra- or anything else strapless
Short skirts
High heel shoes
High top tennis shoes
Skin tight jeans


Lap top computer
Cell Phone
Digital camera
Portable DVD player that keeps darling daughter happy on car trips

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Yes, indeedy it is still raining here! Hubby says I should change the name of this blog to "Local Forcast" or "Local Weather Report"! I am about to lose my mind here with all this rain! Everyone is cranky, the dog keeps going potty in the house due to the rain and our season passes to 6 Flags sit in my wallet having been used a grand total of once!


Monday, July 23, 2007


Yes, believe it or not, it is still raining here in South Texas. I read in the paper on Friday or Saturday that we have already had 33.43 inches in 2007 and that our annual rainfall is usually 32.92. So we have already had more rain than we usually get in a year! The paper also said it had rained all but 3 days in July so far!

Enough already, Yes I love having green grass in July, yes I love the cooler temps but I am so sick of the rain. We have season tickets to Six Flags but can't find a day without rain to go! I find myself searching for rainbows to make sure God has not changed His mind!

UPDATE 7/24/07- Still Raining! Under a flash flood watch!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Great Deal!

Hey blogging buddies!

I took darling daughter to the movies today to see Ratatouille (we had seen it a few weeks ago but this time we saw it with captions--makes a lot more sense to me now!)and afterwards I took the ticket stub by our local Super Suppers store and they gave me a FREE chicken and bowtie pasta entree. Yes, totally free, no tax, no nothing!
All I had to do is give them the ticket stub and fill out my name and address, so I may get some mail from them but I can live with that!

So if you have a Super Suppers near you, check it out! Once we eat it, I will post and let you know if it was any good! I have heard good things about their meals so I am hopeful that it will be yummy!

UPDATE: We had the entree for dinner tonight and it was a little disappointing. The dish seemed to be made with high quality ingredients but the pasta was very starchy and the dish was a little watery. I think you could probably get the same thing (perhaps even better tasting) in the freezer section of the grocery store. Oh well, it was free!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What I would like to be doing....

What I am doing....

Watching it rain!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Summer Blues!

I don't know about you guys but I really need this scripture today! I think we are in the midst of the "Summer Blues" Our vacation got rained out and messed with by work and other people, so we only really got one night (the one at the Adolphus). So I am feeling a bit cheated in the Vacation department, and yes I know that we can't have a big vacation every year (yes, I remember that we got to go to Disney and Hawaii last year!)

Darling daughter is kinda in the dumps too as most of her friends are out of town on vacation right now. She was supposed to be with her grandparents this week and that got cancelled due to a death in the family. Hubby is getting swamped at work because he was on vacation last week and then on a business trip for two days this week. So basically everyone here has the blahhs!

Give me a couple of days to have my pity party and I will be over it (hopefully!) I will just look at this picture and remember that no matter what happens in this life I have the promise of a home in Heaven! This is just a short time and Heaven is forever!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

We're Back!

For the few who read this, yes hubby made it back safe and sound. It was proof God hears our prayers because it had been raining buckets all day and about three or three thirty that afternoon, the rain stopped, the sun came out and hubby's plane landed safely about five oclock. Then it started raining again all weekend!

Hubby had a week off, so we went up to the Dallas area to spend some time with his family. We were able to see his grandparents, parents, both brothers and their families and even a cousin or two. His parents kept darling daughter and not so darling dog (she peed on the carpet!) and we were able to slip away for a well deserved night alone.

We stayed at the Adolphus in Dallas. It is a beautiful old hotel. When Queen Elizabeth visited Dallas she stayed at this hotel. There is a big portrait of her and Prince Phillip in the lobby. I still don't know how to do links but just google it, if you want to see where we stayed.

We had a nice visit while in Dallas but unfortunately it rained and rained and rained on us. So we finally just gave up on doing anything outside and came on back. If we were going to be stuck inside it is better to be stuck at home!

Hope you all had a safe and fun 4th of July.

Update: Thanks for the link lesson, David--I think it worked!