Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chloe Girl...

So I was told that I never did proper props to my first new puppy niece. This is Chloe. The Hoffmans got this cute little thing just before Valentines Day.

The first picture of Her when they first got her. All she did was sleep.

This second picture is of the first time I met her 2 weeks later. She's just adorable. Lils doesn't seem to think so tho.

This last picture of her is this past week in Utah. She finally got to meet her Auntie Em and Uncle Kyle. She's gotten these long legs since i last saw her, and not so much of a puppy look. She is still adorably cute!

So now I have 2 puppy nieces, and both are yellow labs, and just weeks apart in age. Yeah. They are pretty cute.

another new member of the family

I'd like everyone to meet my new niece, Meli. Her name is Hawaiian for honey and is pronounced Meh-Lee.

My sister Emalee and brother in l
aw Kyle got a new baby. She is as you can see an adorable 6 week old yellow lab.


Monday, March 23, 2009

New Glasses Again...

I just wanted to post the glasses that I got. The pictures aren't that great cause I took them from my laptop. but I hope you get the gist of what they look like. You can click on the picture to see a larger image.

These are the first pair I got.

The first pair with the sunglass clip

This is the second pair of glasses I got. I think they are my personal favorite. *shrugs* but that's just me. I've never had anything like them before. The frames were $10.00 more than the last pair. But that's because I needed to get this type with nose pads cause my eyelashes are so long I need my glasses to sit lower on my nose.

And the pair of sunglasses I bought.

Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures... even tho they are totally funky.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Can See!!!

I went to the eye doctor 2 weeks ago. I have been having problems actually seeing anything with my current glasses. Also with the new arthritis medication that i'm on I have to get my eyes checked every 6 months. I will only have to have the actual eye exam once a year, but my eyes need to be dilate every 6 months and the pressures need to be checked.

ANYWAY... the reason for this blog.

Instead of paying $199.00 for glasses (the sale Target Optical was having was frames and lenses out the door) I went to Zenni Optical online and paid $21.85 (shipping included). I'm not kidding you. My frames were $8.00, an AR coat was $4.95, a sunglass clip $3.95, and shipping was $4.95. I've already put in an order for another pair of glasses and a pair of sunglasses.

Mom heard about the site from one of her talk radio shows. The guy gave 2 thumbs up for bifocals. All the reviews I had read about them were great.

I'm happy about them. I could see from the Wal-Mart customer service all the way to the sign about Butter on the back wall. I was really excited about that one. From barely being able to see what was in front of my face and getting headaches to seeing the back of the store. Yeah. I was happy about that one.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Song of the Week

This week's song we are going back to an oldie.

I LOVE Marty Robbins. When I was young i remember listening to Statler brothers, America, The Eagles, and Marty Robbins on road trips. I'm sure that there were more. But these one's really stick out in my mind.

I heard dad listening to Marty the other day in his room. Singing along with one song or another. Even putting one on repeat. lol... made me giggle.

Anyway. here is one of my favorite Marty Robbins songs. I'm kinda partial to the Gunfighter Ballads.

Big Iron
Marty Robbins

To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
Hardly spoke to folks around him didn't have too much to say
No one dared to ask his business no one dared to make a slip
for the stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

It was early in the morning when he rode into the town
He came riding from the south side slowly lookin' all around
He's an outlaw loose and running came the whisper from each lip
And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip
big iron on his hip

In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
He was vicious and a killer though a youth of twenty four
And the notches on his pistol numbered one an nineteen more
One and nineteen more

Now the stranger started talking made it plain to folks around
Was an Arizona ranger wouldn't be too long in town
He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
And he said it didn't matter he was after Texas Red
After Texas Red

Wasn't long before the story was relayed to Texas Red
But the outlaw didn't worry men that tried before were dead
Twenty men had tried to take him twenty men had made a slip
Twenty one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

The morning passed so quickly it was time for them to meet
It was twenty past eleven when they walked out in the street
Folks were watching from the windows every-body held their breath
They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death
About to meet his death

There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play
And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today
Texas Red had not cleared leather fore a bullet fairly ripped
And the ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

It was over in a moment and the folks had gathered round
There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground
Oh he might have went on living but he made one fatal slip
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

big iron
big iron
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dreams... and blogging.

Have you ever had a really good dream, and during that dream you think -

you know what. I need to blog about that.

and then you wake up, and you don't know what you wanted to blog about?

I've been sitting here watching Brother's and Sister's all day - yes I said all day. started at episode 2.16 and am currently on 3.09. I'm almost caught up with the season. WOOHOOO!!! - and I can't figure out what I wanted to blog about while I was dreaming. At this point I can't even remember what the dream was about.

So. I've given up. I'm just going to post this blog out into the world.

And let you know know that I really hate not remembering dreams. Let alone what I wanted to blog about in said dream.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Jeremy brought all the kids out to the house today. He wanted to go on a hike with dad up into the White Tanks, and Jenn is on an overnight trip to California with her mom and sisters. This meant that mom and I were in charge of the 3 kids and the puppy for about 4 hours.

They brought along a xbox 360 with lots of different games to keep them busy. The girls also broughta few barbie movies they wanted me to watch with them. So, in all actuality all we really had to do was watch the puppy.

Now you would think this would be an easy thing. Come now. She's a yellow lab puppy. Only like 14 weeks old. Yeah right. Put her together with a 4 year old dog who's spoilt rotten and it makes for a mess.

First off. Chloe is always wanting to play with Lillee. *laughs* that just makes for a joke. My dog does not want to play with this thing with long legs that just bounces around and has sharp teeth and gives her kisses constantly. secondly... did i mention the sharp teeth... and nails?

I put both the dogs into the back yard for a while. I figured they couldn't get into any trouble out there. After a while I heard lils out there barking. She doesn't usually bark unless she wants in, or there are birds or something in the back yard to chase. I went back there and she wasn't sitting at the door to be let in. So I called the dogs and lils came running. Chloe was missing.

I went into the front yard and she was sitting there by the front door.

So. I told the kids that chloe couldn't go into the back yard without someone there.

After a while Chloe needed to go outside (she had drank all of lils water and ate all her food.) Ashley offered to go out back with her. After a few minutes the blonde little 5 year old came running inside. Chloe had left the yard under the side gate.

Ashley and I went outside, and there was no chloe waiting for us. So we walked down the street and couldn't find her. We went back towards the house, and I sent ash inside to see if the dog had come back. The whole time i'm walking around in my bare feet. I get just past the driveway and i hear someone yell that she came back.

I went and put the garbage cans up against the gate and put a piece of cardboard behind it so that she couldn't get out again if we sent her back there. It was only shortly after 11 and i was pretty sure that this dog was going to need to go outside again.

She ended up getting out 1 more time before I just gave up on it all and made her stay inside. While i fed the kids pizza for lunch she laid down and decided it was nap time. I think this is my favorite time to puppysit. when she's worn out and sleeps.

Friday, March 6, 2009

a mean dad...


Dad had some fun with lils tonight.

He decided to put 5 of her favorite toys on the ceiling fan.

Just to see what she would do.

she walked around crying, and looking up at the ceiling, and kissing me lots and lots. Trying to convince me that they needed to come off.

Dad turned the fan on.

they came off one by one.

She was happy...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ramblings of the Obsessive...


I become obsessive about quite a few thing.

I obsess about people, movies, music, celebrities, television, biggest loser, my dog, my nieces and nephew, apple, my family, my heath, gale harold, what i eat, what i don't eat, food tv, my friends, twitter, blogging, facebook, myspace, youtube, email, books, harry potter, QaF, downloading, my medications, fanfiction, ryan seacrest, sudoku, undershirts, the external hardrive, harvey, my ipod, livejournal, iPod, cycling, reality television, guys, artemis fowl, girls, kevin spacey, american idol, simon cowell, fanvids.

I get something into my head, and it doesn't leave. I just get myself in deeper and deeper and deeper.

I was just thinking about it tonight when I was watching American Idol, yes again, and I noticed how much I loved Ryan in suits with vests. He looks very nice. *shrugs* yeah. I guess I am bad.

But then you have to just laugh at yourself sometimes.

and i have nothing else to do right now. Why not obsess?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

American Idol

My AI Ramblings for the day...

So... am I the only one who has noticed that so far out of the Top 12 (9 people so far) Only 3 are of the female persuasion.

It got mom and I thinking about previous years. It has gone from a show where it was mainly young single people were trying out. To every other person singing is in the 25-28 age group and is married, and/or has at least 1 child.

I'm not knocking on the show at all. It just goes to show what type of talent we have out there. And I noticed that there are a lot of guys who seem to be doing well this year.

I'm pretty happy with who they have so far. Danny Gokey is my favorite so far. and I like Alexis and Lil Rounds. Oh, and Michael is pretty cute.

I'm very excited for the Wild Card show tomorrow to see who will finish up the Top 12. I'm only excited about one of the women they have chosen, and that is Mehan Joy. but out of the guys. There's Von, and Matt, Ricky, and Anoop... And, and, and, the Drama is back. *sigh* yes. Tatiana. I'm not so happy about Jasmine or the other girl that i can't seem to remember her name. The red head I just can't seem to like. Oh well.

So yeah. Excited here about tomorrow's Wild Card show. and can't wait until the real game begins next week

Oh, and by the way. i LOVE simon. He's just adoarable. and Ryan is dressing more casual this year and I'm totally liking it! but then I totaly love Ryan in anything. *grins*

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Guest Spot...

So... I hijacked my sister's blog today.


It was quite fun actually. I think I'll need to do that again some day. Maybe next time as a surprise. That is until she changes the password on me. LOL

Monday, March 2, 2009

Song of the Week

This week's song is one that I just can't stop listening to. I have listened to it over, and over, and over this past week.

My friend Jo actually introduced me to the song, but I'm not new to the singer. A Fine Frenzy is the music of 22 year-old Alison Sudol. The first time I heard her was on an Apple advert. I think it was for Nano... but it could have been for Air. I don't remember really, but you would be surprised at how many people I've been introduced thru those advertisements.

Her voice is haunting and beautiful. And actually really soothing. I don't know why I have fallen in love with this song. The lyrics themselves are almost depressing. But it is just so beautiful.

So. Here is my song of the week Almost Lover

Almost Lover
A Fine Frenzy

Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind
You sang me Spanish lullabies
The sweetest sadness in your eyes
Clever trick

Well, I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

We walked along a crowded street
You took my hand and danced with me
And when you left, you kissed my lips
You told me you would never, never forget
These images


Well, I'd never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you are just fine

Did I make it that
Easy to walk right in and out
Of my life?

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should have known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ever have one of those days?

I woke up around 5 am, which for some reason is happening more and more often, thinking it was Monday.

I eventually went back to sleep and a while later heard mom start up the washing machine. I thought, oh, she's up early getting laundry done. she must not have done any this weekend.

I woke up and left my room and let the dog out shortly after 10. The house was empty. I thought dad was at work and mom must have ran an errand.

I got a bottle of water and a slice of bread, filled the dogs water and food, then went into my bedroom. I was a little excited cause there was going to be 2 hours of 24.

On my way in i saw dad's glasses sitting on the counter. I was wondering what was going on.

Then i realized.

It's Sunday... Dad's out on a bike ride. Mom must have gone to the store.

I almost missed a day. This is happening to me more often also. Oh, and where did the month of February go? I think i missed that also.