Sunday, November 28, 2010

2010 Year in review

Ok can you even believe that we are nearing the end of 2010!? I think this year has been the fastest year to pass me by yet.
Some things that happened this year in my life..
  • Best Friend Steph came to visit with her boys in July
  • Vics son, Victor and his girlfriend Hilary came to visit
  • Found out Gin had cancer and three months later lost him
  • Got a new treadmill in Oct. (so far it's been used three times, one of those times is when it tossed Vic off)
  • Friends Deb and Linda visited once and then moved here from Oregon
  • took a road trip with my sister (Brittany) and visited our dad in TN
  • Had several family get togethers (Crab Boil, My B'day party, Moms b'day party, 4th of July)
  • Saw RENT at the Venice Little Theater..awesome!
  • Volunteered at Sarasota Pride
  • Worked for several weeks for the Census Bureau
  • Parasailed for the first (and probably last) time
  • Started a blog!
  • Celebrated more b' 43, Vic 57, DJ 1, Dexter 2, Dakota 5,Scout 7
  • Celebrated one year with my new hip, found out it was recalled but so far so good with that

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope this holiday finds you all healthy and happy!

Some random facts about thanksgiving this year for my family...

  • we will have two fried and one done the traditional way
  • there will be pumpkin, apple and pecan pies (most of which don't even get touched if it's anything like thanksgiving days past)
  • we will play trivia games as a family
  • the Cowboys will be on the TV
  • there will be two dogs running around (Jasmine and Ellie my sisters yellow lab and yorkie)
  • we get together around 1 but will probably not eat until 3
  • it is suppose to be 83 degrees today so we will all probably be in shorts
  • I will have one parent, two sisters, one brother in law, one partner, two nieces, two nephews,two friends, and possibly three relatives boyfriends in attendance today
  • I will eat more noodles than turkey
  • my niece is making my moms 7-up salad this year for the first time

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Woof Woof!

It is that time of year again...Have you started your holiday shopping? Do you know what you are getting everyone on your list? I sure don't but I believe it just got a little easier for me. I came across a great gift idea that also gives back!

I love dogs as many of you know. And I love rescue stories and the people that put so much into saving the poor dogs out there that don't have anyone else looking after them. So I was THRILLED when I saw this website where a porton of your purchase goes to benefit Used Dogs pet rescue in New Orleans!

They sent me a sticker and a collar charm to help raise awareness and I was super impressed with the quality and size of the sticker ( 4x6 ) and the charm is just adorable. I can't wait to order more for my other dogs! They have some really cute sayings on them that fit my furchildren to a T! I have one that says Squirrel Patrol in mind for Scout!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Little Horses Love Me

The farm next to my dads has six miniature horses. I had fun feeding them but I am afraid of all horses, no matter what size they are. I thought I'd have fun and make a video of them with my sister. Yes it is me screaming like a little girl...Enjoy!


What are 5 things on your Christmas List this year?

1. a flat screen TV!

2.Double Delicous Cookbook by Jessica Seinfeld. I saw her on Oprah and then tried the crock pot lasagna and it was YUMMY! Can't wait to try more things.

3. I couldnt find the picture of the exact one but it's a new phone from sprint, it's pink and fabulous.

4. A gift certificate to Venice Day Spa for a wonderful massage!

5. A day just to relax and have fun with the family, friends and loved ones!

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Just Me and My Life

Friday Fun

It's that time again...Friday Flip-Offs! Time to blow off some steam and start the weekend off on a happy note!

My flip offs for this week are:
  • Body parts that get re-called! You never want to get a call from your doctor saying something in your body has been re-called. On a happier note after xrays yesterday they have decided that my hip is doing good and I can keep it. Yay!
  • Long lost cousins that show up looking for money. Enough said.
  • Rick Scott for Florida Govenor
  • Dallas Cowboys because now with Tony out they suck
  • Sarah Palins commercials for her Alaska show...will this woman ever go away?!