Friday, August 31, 2007

photo id

We got a photo ID for our little precious. We vacation soon & may need it.
I picked him up from school & headed to the closest DL & ID place next to the tag agency. The DMV had moved so we had to drive to the new location. We barely made it in the door before closing then we headed back to the tag agency. We made it in their door 1 min before closing. They were nice because
other locations would have said sorry come back tomorrow.

At the DMV they took all of our important paper, took his photo, & finger prints. At the tag agency they took the DMV paperwork, took his photo & finger prints. As a result they gave us the cutest little ID card you've ever seen.
Of course I'm biased, I'm his mom.

My little precious is not easy to photograph. He's a busy boy there is stuff to explore & he doesn't like to hold still for long.
The first place he looked away & the guy had to take the photo again.
At the second place another worker walked up & said something; this
caused my son to look at him. The lady taking the photo told the guy
jokingly to go away. She tried to photograph DS again & he had a hard
time looking directly in the camera. She said I'll give you some candy
if you look right here & small nice. He quickly sat up tall, widened his
eyes & said cheese. The photo turned out so cute. The lady & I laughed
at how quickly he obeyed when he would get candy.

A few days ago DS was saying mommy can you speed up. I said Do you
have a drivers licence if not let me drive. I took his ID card to put in
our lock box he said I want to put my drivers license in my wallet.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


I went to a blog to see photos from a fellow scrapper. Well of course I kept reading her blog & she tagged everyone that read the entry. Hmmm not fair. Anyway I will play.
test: do you have a life?

I'm not sure what this test reveal because about 1/2 of these I saw at home & not in the theatre.
I also fell asleep on some of them. I'm too lazy to go through the list & say I like it; hated it; loved it or blah blah blah. I also clean & watch TV so in reality this list does not reveal very much useful information. It was fun to do the challenge.

I cut & pasted from her blog.
There are 238 films in this list (don't know why they didn't make it an even 240!), and apparently, if you've seen over 85 of these, it means you have no life.Here goes:
(x ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
(x) The Princess Bride
(x ) AnchorMan
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
(x ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
( x) Anger Management
(x ) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(x) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
( x) American Pie 2
(x ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
( ) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
( ) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
( ) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
( ) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x ) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
(x) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( x) White Chicks
() Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots
(x ) Dodgeball
( ) Universal Soldier
() Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x ) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
( ) King Pin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x ) Meet The Parents
(x ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
() King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
() The Ring
() The Ring 2
(x) Surviving Christmas
() Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
() Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
() Secret Window
(x ) I Am Sam
(x ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
() The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
(x) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x ) Remember the Titans 71 out of 100... not looking good, LOL!
( ) Coach Carter
(x) The Grudge
() The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( x) Bad Boys
(x ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(x ) Bedazzled
(x) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(x) E.T.
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
() War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
(x ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
() Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
() Mars Attacks
() Event Horizon
() Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
() Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
(x) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3 99 out of 150...
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( x) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
() Catch Me If You Can
() The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(x ) The Skulls
(x ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
(x ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
(x) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
() Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
() Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
() Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x ) Elf
(x) Highlander
() Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
() Monty Python and the Holy Grail
() Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard 121 out of 200...
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
(x ) Hulk
(x) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
() Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
() 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
() Waterworld
(x) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(x ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
() Army of Darkness
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
() Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
() Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
() Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
(x ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x ) Hannibal Grand


Some family members have been really dogging me because I will not
let DS play football this year. He's only 5 & I don't think it will hurt to wait a few
years before some boy is trying to tackle my baby.

We have homework 3 nights a week. I try to get him in bed at 8 p.m. Football
3 days a week is just too much for the schedule this year.
Don't forget DH is working so I'm in charge of dinner, homework, packing lunch
& making sure there is a clean uniform for the next school day.

I did take him to gymnastics yesterday just to check it out. It's obvious that he
has natural gymnastic abilities. He loved it & did pretty well for his first time.
I think the instructor was impressed with his handstands & cartwheels.
She commented that he was so strong.
My sister said he will soon do aerials off the sofa. I'm sure he will.
After they have their turn they are supposed to walk around the mats
& get back in line. After the cartwheels he turned cartwheels to his
spot in line the rest of the night.
He's very young for the class; they are supposed to be 7 but hopefully
they will let him stay. If not we will practice at home.

I had a fabulous day at the CKC. I bought lots of goodies. I loved my class by quick quotes & bought a lot at their booth.
I bought so much at CH I had to make 2 trips to the car.
I met Marilyn & friends for lunch. It was a wonderful day. I ran out of steam & money. LOL
Their were less booths this yr & it seems like less people. I know they added a new CKC in Kansas & many of those women
drove to Tulsa. They also had to push it back a few weeks & school has started. They had to push it back because of the PGA
in Tulsa.
I didn't crop that night which was best. I was running on so little sleep I would have made some scary pages.
We had a family dinner Thursday night because my cousin & her family was in town.
It was good to see them; I'm glad they were able to visit.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

hump day

I'm still going strong with the exercise consistency challenge.
Last night I cut floor moulding until it was dark.
I'm trying to finish the wall of the entertainment center. I'm ready to push it out
of the middle of my floor.

We have AMVET coming for donations Friday & Salvation Army coming Saturday.
I have a dining room full of stuff to donate. I've been needing to call for weeks.
Oh it will feel good to give these items a new home.

This first week of school is such an adjustment. I'm so glad it's hump day. I'm tired.
I'm going to the CKC Friday & I'm so ready. I'm so overdue for a day for just me.
Well most of the day. I get to take a sb class & shop until 5.
Marilyn & I will meet up for lunch. We will discuss the mini retreat & hopefully
get to meet the lady that owns scrapad.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Back to school

I need to take a photo of my little guy.
He is officially a kindergartner. He also had homework the first day of school.
I can't believe he had 5 spelling words that he had to write 3 times each.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Almost finished

Whoo hoo! We've almost finished the floors. I emptied that huge armoire & took off every door, drawer & shelf that I could remove.
Confession I moved a trunk in front of the entertainment center & moved the TV & accessories myself. I forgot this is how I aggravated my back in the past. I'm so glad I'm getting stronger because that was a dumb move on my part.
I (alone) tried to put the entertainment center on those slider (furniture movers) & damaged one of the ball feet. The armoire tilted & hit the wall nothing major just a little indentation that I fixed.
Oh yeah I painted the wall & ran out of paint so it's very thin in the part that the entertainment center will cover. No 2 coat in that spot.
I hate I don't have left over paint for touch ups. A big no no for a mom of a 5 yr old boy.

I finally used my table saw that I bought months ago. I must admit that saw intimidated me. I read the manual first that repeats over & over about safety or you will loose a finger or thumb. Well it scare the poo out of me. The visions of trying to cut all of those boards lengthwise with the circular saw, like in C's room was enough to overcome my fear. The circular saw would bog down, it just wasn't the
right tool for the job.
Well my new table saw worked like a charm. It was scary; that saw is a bad mama jamma. Just the blade peeks up & turns so fast.
It has enough rpms to not get my fingers too close. It cut so smooth but I had to keep it going straight & it wasn't easy.
I love the results.

DH walked through after we finished the last row & said I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm glad we did it, it really looks good.
This is the same guy who muttered I should have left the carpet. I didn't hear him but my mom did the day my parents came to help.
I knew deep down DH felt like it was a waste of money, time & energy. Now, he feels differently. :)

I love the room with less furniture, most has been moved out to do the floors. I think I will eliminate one chair & donate it. I'm sure it
will find a good home. We really don't need a sofa, love seat & 3 chairs. I'll make a cushion for the fireplace to match the new curtains & it will provide extra seating when needed.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


I'm still doing well with my exercise routine. I haven't missed a day until I started.
We moved the entertainment center. I pulled up the rest of the carpet & pad.
I need to paint the wall behind the entertainment center. Beat up/pull up the carpet
tack. I don't think we will finish this weekend. I want to paint before I finish the floor.

Monday, August 13, 2007

online favorites

Too many to name. See my favorite links.
Here's a few:

For cutter files
several yahoo groups
scrapbooking stuff

Aug 13

I did 1 row on Sunday all by myself. When DH rose he helped me do 8 more rows.
I had precut all the rows Saturday. It looks beautiful.
I took photos of the progress. Hmmm when will I shrink & upload them.
Now we just have to move the entertainment center. It took 3 people to move it in the house.
I hope G & I can budge it; the last time we tried we could not.
I took the doors off & the drawers out. I'll take out everything else today.
We plan to put the floor slider mover things under it. I also want to paint this wall.
I didn't paint this wall a few months ago when I painted the rest of the room.
We trying to figure out how to take everything out with out messing up the wiring.
I don't think we would ever get it hooked up right without calling the cable co.

Still on target with my exercise. It's still not a habit or easy.

Our dryer stopped working yesterday. I was so tempted to put the clothes outside in 104ยบ
they would be dry in no time. I took them to my sisters she lives the closest to us.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

help from mom & dad

My parents are awesome. They came over to help us with the floors. We had problems in the same spot. We finally just moved on. Then we rocked & rolled. It was hard work. DH came in
just as we started to flow & it went much faster. It really takes 4 people to put the row to the previous row.
I was ready for a break & daddy said lets do one more row. Mom sd
yep because I may not come back. So we did 2 more rows.
We worked up to the fireplace. The fireplace corners are rounded so I need to make a template & cut the curves very precise.

After they left I sat down in the shower I was so tired. I could barely walk later
because my muscles hurt. I used muscles that had not been used in a while.
I called mom this morning & told her I was sore & asked if they
were sore she sd no I'm fine.My mom is better shape than I am!!!
So after the floors I'm stepping up my exercise. LOL

I'm still sore this morning. I know the yoga ball is helping because I was able to work a lot with out it hurting. In the past after an hour of all that bending & stooping my back would have been
hurting to bad for me to continue.

Oh the floors are so worth it. I think we have about 6 rows done & it looks great.
I'm glad I decided against the dark wood because the kitchen bar touches
the floors & it matches perfectly. I really need to take some photos.

G is still stick & his energy level is low.
He did say on about the 4th row that if we build again that he wants me
to have the floors put in then. Mom told him it's cheaper to do it the
way we've done it because it won't be figured into the mortgage & paid on
for yrs.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


The floors are giving me the blues. I need to take a photo & upload it.
We worked on the floors last night & a few boards would not cooperate.
I tried hammering them in place until I was sweating.
The last problem board was a major headache.
It had about 1/8 gap & DH asked would it be ok to leave the gap.
I sd no, this is too much work & money for it not to be done correctly.
It also was in a very high traffic area.

DH finally got the last problem board to go in to be seamless.
We only did 2 rows last night. Now that it's over these floors are going to
look great.
Anything looks great at this point because we've been walking on concrete
for weeks since we took out the carpet. LOL

I'm doing well with my exercise program. Working on the floors has me
exercising more than I prefer, but hopefully it will pay off.

One month until vacation & I have not lost the 20lbs. Darn well there
won't be many swimsuit photo of me other than the neck up. :)

Friday, August 3, 2007

It's Friday

It's Friday & I get to train outside for 4 hours & the temperature will be in the 90's. Who's bright idea was this! Others will be out training next week & it will be in the 100's. NICE!

I did manage to exercise last night. I really hope I start to remember to do it earlier in the day.
This waiting to late at night is really hard. 3 nights in a row I almost sd forget it but I didn't.

I plan to work on our floors this weekend. It's tax free shopping this weekend. Well I shopped last weekend. I don't know if fighting the crowds will be worth that little savings.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

It's almost Friday

I have not taken my vitamins all week until today. I can tell a big difference in my energy level.
Last night I was ready for bed at 9 p.m. Then I remembered I had only exercised a little.
So I drug my tired self out of bed & exercised. It was so hard.
I hope I have more energy tonight. I looked at a few yoga ball exercises online, I'm going to try them tonight.

I'm looking forward to the CKC Aug 24. I plan to take a class about bo

Mom she sd he had a Popsicle but now want cookies. So he came
to her & said the Popsicle was so nasty can I have cookies. She said did you eat
all of the Popsicle, he sd yes. She sd you can't have the cookies. UGH
He'd eat sugar all day if we allowed it.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Aug 1

I can't believe it's Aug. I can't wait until September for my much needed vacation.
I'm putting x's on my calendar. I've done well & did exercise last night.
I'm not sure why because I gained .6 lbs this week. UGH!!!

DS loves the small yoga ball. He was bouncing really high & lost his balance. It was funny.
I had visions of him & the ball rolling around like a cartoon. I started laughing & he asked
me what was funny.