Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thankful Sunday...

I'm thankful for family

I'm thankful for good friends all over the world

I'm thankful I didn't hurt myself worse than I did after a fall yesterday.

I'm thankful for pain medication.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A night with the kids...

Last night I got the opportunity to spend the night out in Buckeye. I just don't do that enough.

Jenn and Jeremy were going out on a double date with another couple, some very good friends. So they needed a babysitter. Yesterday, as you know, was my parents wedding anniversary, so no spending the night at Gramee and Grumpy's.

We spent the night watching Doctor Who (their choice I swear), eating carmel popcorn, and discussing the fact that us girls are wimps and can't handle a fan on, while the window is open, in 55 degree weather. We talked about how awesome Captain Jack Harkness is. We talked about how funny the new doctor was (watched end of season 1 and first part of season 2). OH, and Ashley's boyfriend is still David Archuleta.

Like I said. It was a great time. I love spending the night out there. I love spending time with the kids.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday Favorite

Today's Thursday Favorite is QT's Freezoni

Multiple choice question: What is Freezoni?

a. New brand of equipment to resurface hockey rink ice.
b. Rallying cry to save a whale named Zoni.
c. A new pasta available at no cost.
d. A delicious carbonated frozen beverage available only at QuikTrip.

Well, of course the answer is "d". Freezonis come in a variety of flavors, including cola, blue raspberry, white cherry and Puckerberry (sour apple).

If you think mixing fountain drinks at QuikTrip is fun, wait till you try mixing Freezonis. You can build layers of different flavors and colors in your transparent cup. You can even mix outside the species-mix with fountain drinks or add frozen Steamer to get a creamier Freezoni.

Freezonis - a chilling experience. (stolen from the Quick Trip website.)

My personal favorite is the Puckerberry. MMMMMMMM..... sooo good....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Random Wednesday

- Mom brought me home a decaf gingerbread latte from starbucks this morning. *happy sigh* best mom in the WORLD!

- I finally applied for a passport. WOOOHOOO!

- Only 73 days left until my trip to Northern Ireland

- Only 37 days left until Christmas. I'm freaking out cause I have so much stuff left to do.

- lils has stopped eating... well, okay, not stopped. But she hasn't eaten more than 1/3 a cup of food since like 2 weeks ago.

- mom says she's not eating cause I'm not eating. I don't have much of an apatite right now. But these things come and go. Next week i'll not be able to get enough food in me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Tunes: One Love

I love Sister Hazel. They are one of those bands when I just want mellow good music I go to. When I want something to cheer me up or make me happy I listen to them. They are another one of those bands that I wouldn't be able to tell you what my one favorite song they sing is. There are so many good ones to choose from.

One of my favorite Sister Hazel songs is One Love.

I hope you enjoy!

One Love
Sister Hazel (2003)

We are just children understand
We�re two in a million
But precious grains of sand
We slip through the fingers
And dancing on the wind
We find each other

One you - one me
One chance for us to live
One heart - one soul
One life for us to give
One dream - one mind
One sky up above
One you - one me
One love
Yeah yeah yeah
One love

A star made a wish on us tonight
Hangin� out in heaven
Inspired by our light
And she knows how it feels
To shine on all the world
And last forever

One you - one me
One chance for us to live
One heart - one soul
One life for us to give
One dream - one mind
One sky up above
One you - one me
One love
Yeah yeah yeah
One love

Surrender all your battles
It�s only love that makes us matter

We are the possibilities
As endless as our imagination

One you - one me
One chance for us to live
One heart - one soul
One life for us to give
One dream - one mind
One sky up above
One you - one me
One love
Yeah yeah yeah
One love
Yeah yeah yeah
One love
One you - one me
One chance for us to live
One love
One you - one me

Monday, November 16, 2009

I nearly forgot...

Wow.... this was almost a close one.

Here I sit in my room in the dark listening to Kris Allen's new album (that drops tomorrow) and playing around on the internet when i realise that I haven't blogged today.

I nearly missed it. I nearly forgot. I nearly killed the whole month.

Good thing Lyle (my lovely macbook pro) has this backlit keyboard so I don't even have to turn the light on. I can just sit here and type up a quick post and go back to my music and such.

so here is my post. Oh, and I personally think the new album is GREAT! and my favorite songs on the album so far are the truth and can't stay away.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

First Birthday

Friday was Kenner's first birthday

Mom went to the store and bought a couple of balloon's and a candle and a small tree. since we are renting here we can't plant a tree in the yard.

We let off balloons and lit a candle in his memory.

You'll be forever loved and missed!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


It's been another one of those days. i woke up feeling fine, but it hit me at about noon. or maybe sometime after that... Thought it was going to be an IBS day, turns out that I just might be sick. took some pills, stomach still yucky... All mom's fault. she said she was like this at the beginning of the week.

yeah.. so here's my post for the day.

I feel yucky...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Missing a baby...

Our Kenner Jackson Rausch

Today is your birthday.

I'm sorry I never got to hold you and meet you.

You will always be in our hearts.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

No Christmas Music...

Okay, don't get me wrong. I LOVE Christmas music. HOWEVER, I like to listen to my Christmas music during the Christmas season, the day after Thanksgiving to New Years. Now if you want to listen to "holiday" music I'm all for it. But Christmas music stays during Christmas. I don't want to burn out on it. I know I will, I always do.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

FROM WIKIPEDIA: Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated.[1] It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

A day to honor our veterans. I like a quote that my cousin Chelsea posted on her facebook about today.

"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom." Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower (Declared Veterans Day November 11, 1954)


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday Tunes on Monday

Tomorrow there is going to be a special post, so I decided to post Tuesday Tunes today. I know.... a little late in the day, but at least I got it in. *grins*

This week's tune is by a favorite band of mine, Train. One of those bands that i've loved from the beginning, and have a few favorite songs on every album. I have not fallen so much in love with one of their song's since Meet Virginia (1998). I'm pretty sure that mom's favorite is Drops of Jupiter *giggles*

So this week I introduce you to Hey Soul Sister. I hope that you enjoy it and maybe hear something new. The first single off their new album after a 3 year absence.

Hey Soul Sister
Train (2009)

Heeey heeeey heeeeey

Your lipstick stains on the front lobe of my left side brains
I knew I wouldn't forget you
And so I went and let you blow my mind
Your sweet moving
The smell of you in every single dream I dream
I knew when we collided you're the one I have decided
Who's one of my kind

Hey soul sister, ain't that mister mister on the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair you know
Hey soul sister, I don't wanna miss a single thing you do tonight

Heeey heeeey heeeey

Just in time, I'm so glad you have a one track mind le me
You gave my life direction
A game show love connection, we can't deny
I'm so obsessed
My heart is bound to beat right out my untrimmed chest
I believe in you, like a virgin, you're Madonna
And I'm always gonna wanna blow your mind

Hey soul sister, ain't that mister mister on the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair you know
Hey soul sister, I don't wanna miss a single thing you do tonight

Well you can cut a rug
Watching you is the only drug I need
So gangster, I'm so thug
You're the only one I'm dreaming of
You see I can be myself now finally
In fact there's nothing I cant be
I want the world to see you'll be with me

Hey soul sister, ain't that mister mister on the radio, stereo
The way you move ain't fair you know
Hey soul sister, I don't wanna miss a single thing you do tonight
Hey soul sister, I don't wanna miss a single thing you do tonight
Heeey heeeey heeeeey (tonight)
Heeey heeeey heeeeey (tonight)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friday Sleepover...

Gramee brought 3 things home with her from the Odyssey Fall Festival

 "Who's camera are you using? That looks like my camera. Are you using my camera?"

"must find jammies." in the middle of the entry to the living room. (notice the pile of clothes behind her, oh, and Gramee's shoes)

"look at me, I'm cute."

yeah... I had a headache and went to my bedroom not long after they got here. but I did get some pictures before i was gone. Gramee had fun with them at least.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Caramel Corn

Today's  Saturday Sweet is brought to you by my mother at addition game 2+3+2+4=11

a pinch of this a pinch of that...

I wanted to give you my caramel corn recipe but I didn't feel comfortable giving you my
about a cup of this, half of that..
So I looked on the internet to
find one very much like the one I have been using for years.
And guess what??
Paula Deen had one. But you might guess, It called for more butter than mine!!  I made about 20 cups or more of this on Tuesday and it is gone today. Although I did give some away. So here is The best Caramel corn recipe on the Internet!

Grandma Paul's Caramel Corn


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugsr
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
Over medium heat, combine first 4 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Stir well. Pour over 8 quarts popped corn. Stir to coat well. Bake in large roaster or pan for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to dry.

Friday, November 6, 2009

demon coming out of my head

Have any of you seen the Buffy episode in season 6 Doublemeat Palace? well in that episode there is this demon that comes out of wig lady's head (a character in that episode).That is what my head feels like today. I've got a demon wanting to rip open my skull and come out of the back of my head.  I've been sitting here most of the day trying to figure out what I was going to post. I just couldn't concentrate on anything. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow... but hey, at least i got a post in today.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Random Wednesday

- Blogger is starting to make me really upset. I swear it keeps doing things that it shouldn't be doing. Sending posts when it shouldn't and not sending when it should.

- 12 out of 24 christmas gifts are finished. I'm also 1/3 of the way done with a baby gift I'm working on, 1/2 done with one of the christmas gifts and 5/7 done with another. so yeah... I'm being productive. I like being productive.

- after just over a month of not being on a very good sleeping schedule I'm finally back to one. *crosses fingers and toes* I hope that we can stay this way.

- I've finished watching the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show is just so great and fun and I just love it! I'm currently reading the season 8 comics that have been put together by Joss and may others.

- Skype is awesome and like one of the best inventions ever. I've been speaking with my friend in Northern Ireland ever day. It's nice to see each other's faces and speak instead of spending all day typing thru gtalk. *huggles skype*

- Today is the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street. Yeah for Cookie Monster!