Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Here Comes Ernesto

Happy Labor Day Weekend! (If you are a duck, winks)

I am happy Ernesto is not a more powerful storm. I think this is the same track that Isabel took before paying us a visit in 2003. We are expecting a lot of rain and flooding with Ernesto. We have not had any rain and we are in dire of need of rain but unfortunately the ground is so hard from lack of rain that they are calling for much flooding because the ground will not be able to absorb the rain.

Here are some pictures of the aftermath Hurricane Isabel 2003 and the street where I live. (yes I know it could have been much worse)

My husband took my daughter to the Redskin game tonight. He ran into a few of his childhood friends. They were all checking out some girl and my daughter was OFFENDED. She let her dad know exactly how she was feeling about it. Go Daughter Go, GRINZZZZZZZZ! They were losing when my peeps left at halftime. Did you know the last time the Redskins lost all of their preseason games they won the superbowl. Heres hoping!!!!!!

Speaking of football!! My son's first game is Friday but I have a feeling it maybe rained out. Honestly, I hope it is cancelled. The game is on the Western shore and the last thing I want to do is go over the bridge on Friday of Labor Day Weekend, Arghhhhh!

I stole this from XMichra!!



Queen Fairy
Sophisticated and dignified, the Queen Fairy knows all about what you can do and what you can't do. She's an excellant leader, and likes being the one in control (not in a bad way; she likes to be the one that makes sure things are organized.) Some people might take her as being power-hungry, which makes her enemies, but even they can't deny that when there's a tough decision to make, the Queen Fairy is the one who should make it. Self-confident and always composed, she brings calm and efficiency wherever she goes, and makes other fairies feel more sure of themselves when she's around. She is probably the most respected fairy for miles around.

Update well Ernesto was no Isabel (THANK GOD)!!! Although he did break my flag pole holder, pulled it right off the flagpole, pouts. Hubby said he will fix it for me!

Monday, August 28, 2006

New Favorite Song

This will be my second attempt at this blog post as Blogger ate my first attempt. I will be saving often during this post. GRRRRRRRRR why does blogger hate me? I have been trying to add pictures to this post all day. I have about had it with it blogger. I tried to comment on a few blogs to no avail. I just do not understand what Blogger's problem is today. My only darn day off from work and I have been fighting with this stupid program all day.

First I wanted to say that I have the best blogging buddies in the world. Blogging has been such a positive thing in my life. I enjoy reading everyone's blog and I truly miss the time I use to be able to spend reading them. I just wanted everyone to know how much I truly adore them. It is just about a year since I began blogging and it has been a wonderful experience for me. My blogroll has changed completely since I first started blogging. I have had three people ask to be removed from my blogroll and I obliged their requests. Other people seem to be dropping off my blogroll one by one as they decide to leave. I do understand why they go. Sometimes I think about going too, I get very overwhelmed when I am not able to visit blogs or post. I feel like I am letting you down. I am so very saddened when someone decides to leave blogging. I miss them very much when they go. But I guess it is just as much a part of life in blogville as it is in real life, people come and go from our lives. Honestly, I grieve for the bloggers that have left because they were part of my life. Malcom was the first blogger to leave, he was going to jail so I guess he had no choice but I often think about him and hope he is doing well. I did a picture tribute to everyone on my blogroll back on April 16, 2006 if you are interested in seeing it. There is three parts to that post so check out my archives. Even if I do not visit your blog as often as I did before please know I am still thinking of everyone of you!I wish I had the honor of meeting each and everyone of you in real life!

Okay enough of the mushy stuff, hehe... What I am really here for is because I wanted to share my new favorite song with you it is "The Riddle" by Five For Fighting.

I really like this song and enjoy listening to it. Today I looked up the lyrics and sat here crying my eyes out. It is so funny how I always have the words wrong. I remember when I was younger my friend C. would always sing the words right and I was always wrong. I use to admire her for knowing the words. I guess I just do not have an ear for lyrics. So you can guess that I absolutely love Lyrics.com. This happen to me when I read the words to
James Blunt's GoodBye My Lover. I would sing along with this song and I enjoyed it. As soon as I read the words with the song it brought me to my knees. Fathers by John Mayer made me cry too but with that song I cried the very first time I heard it. Click here on their name if you want to see the post about the song or the lyrics to the song.

I have been listening to "The Riddle" all day long, over and over again. My son came home from school today and was actually happy he had to go to school and not listen to this song 300 times. LAUGHS!!!! Hey I do what I can to help my children's first day back to school painless. **chuckles**

Now I am sure the gentleman from Five For Fighting is a nice looking man but he looks just like my cousin Richard so no fantasies about him.

But James Blunt is another story because he does not look like any relatives, hehe. YUMMMY!!!!
Here are the Lyrics: Five For Fighting - The Riddle [Artist Lyrics]
Album: Unknown

Lyrics to Five For Fighting The Riddle

There was a man back in '95
Whose heart ran out of summers 
But before he died, I asked him 
 
Wait, what's the sense in life
Come over me, Come over me 
 
He said, 
 
"Son why you got to sing that tune 
Catch a Dylan song or some eclipse of the moon
Let an angel swing and make you swoon
Then you will see... You will see."
 
Then he said, 
 
"Here's a riddle for you
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I..."
 
Picked up my kid from school today 
Did you learn anything cause in the world today
You can't live in a castle far away
Now talk to me, come talk to me
 
He said, 
 
"Dad I'm big but we're smaller than small
In the scheme of things, well we're nothing at all
Still every mother's child sings a lonely song
So play with me, come play with me"
 
And Hey Dad
Here's a riddle for you
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I... 
 
I said, 
 
"Son for all I've told you
When you get right down to the
Reason for the world...
Who am I?"
 
There are secrets that we still have left to find
There have been mysteries from the beginning of time
There are answers we're not wise enough to see 
 
He said... You looking for a clue I Love You free... 
 
The batter swings and the summer flies
As I look into my angel's eyes
A song plays on while the moon is hiding over me
Something comes over me 
 
I guess we're big and I guess we're small
If you think about it man you know we got it all
Cause we're all we got on this bouncing ball
And I love you free
I love you freely 
 
Here's a riddle for you
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I..




WISHING EVERYONE A FANTASTIC
and AMAZING WEEK!!!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

I Have a New Love Interest

OOOOO Got your attention didn't I???

Well my new love interest is actually two men. Yes I know what you must be thinking and you are right, better yet they are brothers. Mario and Luigi they are so sexy and I have been spending my evenings playing with them. Mostly I play with Mario but there is some time I play with Luigi, there are mini games on the DS that you can play cards with Luigi.


I know I should be ashamed but I am not! Grinzzzzzz They are two hunky Italian men.



When my husband and I were first married and poor (hehe) we did not even have cable back then, no cell phones, no pagers, no computers no nothing. We would play cards and board games. We decided to scrimp and save so we could make our first big purchase which was a Nintendo system. It came with the Mario game and we would play that game for hours and hours. It is amazing when I think about how many wonderful hours we spent bonding over this silly game. I really believe those were the best years of our lives together. We had nothing and we really just enjoyed being together. Our first Christmas together we had a little Charlie Brown Christmas tree and barely enough money to buy gifts for our moms. Those really were the good old days. I guess that is why I am really enjoying this game; it is very nostaligic for me.

Wishing everyone an absolutely amazing and peaceful week!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Fork In The Road

Have you ever been stuck? It really sucks being stuck. I have been in limbo for over a year. Some where lost between who I was, who I would like to be and a great desire to be what I once was again.

I am trying to figure out if I am just experiencing grief for a lost part of me. Or if I am just experiencing every emotion I had tucked away for a year. I was kind of numb for the past year. It was easier to have no emotions then to deal with the emotions that were in front of me. The past few months my emotions are flowing like rivers from my soul, to my spirit, to my heart and to my mind. I think I have cried more in the past few months than I have in a life time. I have cried tears of enlightment, tears of sorrow, tears of sadness, tears of remorse, and tears of happiness.

I just wish I knew where each road was going to take me and chose the path that will cause me the less pain. I wish I knew if I was really ready to leave that part of me behind or if it is time to take that part of me back and embrace it.
I know this post is vague, I am very sorry and I am sure no one will truly understand what I am trying to say. I guess I just need to get it out of my head and in text so I can move forward a little bit, towards that fork in the road.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

For Big Ben: Pictures of My Tattoos and Me

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Toilet Paper Dilemna:


Anyone who knows me knows I am a bit whackey about germs. Well I was watching a show called Dr. Know and it was about bathroom germs. Well the first thing they discovered was that the women's public bathroom has more germs than a men's room. Well I go into women's bathroom and see how filthy women can be. To me the most interesting fact was that every time you wipe your bottom after doing your business that there is fecal matter left on your hand. UGHHHHHH!!!!! He went onto say it soaks through the paper. ARGHHHHH!!!!!!!! I was so shocked because I use a big old wad of paper. (I have issues) So they went onto say that if you fold your toilet paper you will get more fecal matter and bacteria on your hand than if you scrunch your toilet paper. Hmmm very interesting because I am folder who is now a scruncher. Thank God for antibacteral soap and wipes.

Gas Prices:
Gas prices are outragious. We were at 3.17 a gallon the other day. My poor little piggy after paying for gas.My husband wants to get a scooter to ride around the Island. He said we could use the scooter to run the kids to practices (my daughter said she would not ride on it), to run errands on the Island, grocery shopping, and for bringing the kids to and from their friend's houses. My son is gungho but my daughter is not buying into the save money aspect of this purchase. Well how cool would I look on this???


A Quote:

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." ---Theodore Roosevelt 1907

This quote is very interesting me and is so very true especially when I hear how most immigrants are here working and sending the money home to their country. Most are illegal and do not pay taxes. How does this benefit America? Again I have nothing against immigrants who arrive here wanting to be American. My husband is from Germany originally.


Midlife Crisis

I am so having a midlife crisis. I just do not know what I want to be when I grow up. I like my job okay but it is not in my career field. I feel like I am 18 years old living in an old body and when I look in the mirror I wonder where I went. I am coming to terms with being 39 and preparing to be 40. My husband thinks I am going to join a motorcycle gang when I turn forty. Because when I turned 35 I got a tattoo and when I turned 36 I got my tragus pierced. Then another tattoo at 38 and I wanted one for my 39th but hubby said no way. He hates tattoos and I love them. But I am thinking of a new one for my 40th birthday, hehe!! Like I tell him no one can see my tattoos unless they are intimately close to me and they make me happy so who is it hurting. Well he (being a smarty pants) said it is hurting his checking account. That was hard to argue with because I already have over a thousand dollars worth of ink on me.

Mistakes:


I find myself dissecting life altering mistakes I have made. I do not know why I am doing this but I wish I could stop it. I am stuck in the thought process.

Drowning in the questions. The water is rising and I am still asking myself more and more questions. How foolish is that?

It is like a puzzle that I can not put together. So this keeps me awake going through the why did you do that? why did you not make a better decision? why did the other person not seem to undertand? ect... I think I would change all this enlightment for a good night's sleep.
Wishing everyone a Happy Hump Day! Work has not calmed down at all. Home is just as busy as ever. I want to run away. Any suggestions?

I guess I should apologize I have been such a whiney baby lately!! I just really miss my blogging time.

One last thing before I sign off. When I was little I had curly hair, now it is just wavy. But I always had a curl that would sit on my forehead. Well I was quite the *ahem* lil devil when I was younger. So family members would always say the childhood riddle:

There once was a girl, with a curl

right in the middle of her forehead

When she was good, she was very good

but when she was bad she was horrid

Well with the hot and humid weather my curl has returned. My bangs turn into this curl on my forehead by mid day. Now what is up with that?? I am positively angelic now! Happy Hump Day!!!!