Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Tomorrow - Miami.
- a lovely house, custom decorated (including new furniture)
- nice clothes
- a horse or two
- a cook (ok, I would HIRE a cook - I know you can't BUY a cook!)
- a maid (ditto above)
- several fabulous vacations
- a really nice camera
- a good printer to print photos
- all the scrapbooking supplies I could ever want or need, stocked in my own scrapbooking room in my lovely, custom decorated house
- a sporty, just-for-fun car
Monday, January 28, 2008
I was a junior in high school and had just gotten out of class to go to lunch when I heard the rumors buzzing in the halls - "The space shuttle exploded!" No way, I thought. That just couldn't be. TWO friends of mine had daddies on that space shuttle. It just simply couldn't be. But during lunch the principal came over the PA system and announced the truth - Space Shuttle Challenger had disintegrated upon launch. You could have heard a pin drop in that high school cafeteria. For what seemed like forever, NO ONE made a sound. We were all in shock. And for weeks - for months - our whole community was in shock. And saddened beyond belief.
We lost seven heroes that day. Every year on this day I honor their memory. We will NEVER forget.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
To those who think Miss America is just a silly beauty pageant, I beg to differ. Unlike the Miss U.S.A. Pageant, Miss America awards scholarships to its contestants; the winner of Miss America must posses not only outward beauty, but also inner beauty, as well as talent, poise, and personality. Miss America must have a platform - a cause she feels deeply about - and she speaks across the country on her issue. She is a role model. Gone are the days of the parades along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, of Bert Parks singing, "There she is....Miss America....", of a September crowning. But despite the changes over time, the Miss America Pageant has stayed relevant and fresh - and a great excuse for a party!
Get ready.......There she is!!
**Post-pageant update - rather disappointing this year. See a full review over at Bubba's Mom. Things just aren't what they used to be, are they? It's OK. I still want to be Miss America. Congratulations, Miss Michigan!
Friday, January 25, 2008
As I've mentioned before, I love being half-way between the big city of Houston and the historic coastal city of Galveston.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The kids wanted King Cake for breakfast - I bought a delicious strawberry-filled one at the store yesterday. But of course, I had to hide the baby in it first. So I poked him in there - real deep so he wouldn't easily be found - and covered the evidentiary hole with more gooey icing, then proceeded to lick all that yummy icing off my fingers. Oops. No blood tests today.
I did have my annual mammogram today - to anyone out there dreading this procedure, I can say in all honesty IT'S NOT BAD! I'd much rather do a mammogram than the whole visit with the gyn and all that involves (which I did last week). It is SO IMPORTANT for women to have annual mammography screening. PLEASE do not put this off - it could save your life. Early detection of anything is your best bet. Just ask Bubba's Mom. She'll tell you.
So the moral of the story is, take care of yourself, have annual checkups and screenings, and don't lick the icing off your fingers if you are supposed to be fasting. It counts.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Next week - Omaha, Nebraska.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
- the freedom to be a kid outdoors
- breakfast cereal
- children's television
- customer service
- the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (it was better in the Astrodome)
- airline travel
- country music
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
(I do not know why my eyes are so wide open in this picture. Bubba's Mom is not goosing me, I swear.)
The theme this year was "It's Five 'O Clock Somewhere", so you can guess there was lots of tropical decor and cute little tropical drinks.
There were great live and silent auctions, shopping booths, a "just-for-fun" casino, a delicious lunch, and of course, the fabulous fashion show! We got to see some stylish Western wear:
This was one of my favorites!
Sometimes we cowgirls get cold!
But it wasn't all rodeo duds, no siree! We had some classy resort wear:
Bubba's Mom and I had a great time - we look forward to this every year and we're never disappointed! Cowboy up, ya'll - it's rodeo time!
TGIF! Enjoy this Friday's Feast!
Geez - this is a hard one! I have no idea!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Once again we saw the really bad, the really strange, and the downright scary. Why oh why do people subject themselves to such ridicule just to be on TV? It's no wonder the judges get so cranky, with all they have to weed thru to find a handful of hopefuls to send to Hollywood!
Next week: San Diego
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
My early favs: Jonathan Baines, Kristy Lee Cook, and Brooke White.
- Pretty in Pink - Love the movie; hate the ending. She SO should have ended up with Duckie.
- The Perfect Storm - They all died! At the end I found myself saying, "That's it?"
- Me, Myself & Irene - I love Jim Carrey, but this movie was just vile.
- Armageddon - Just dumb.
- Space Cowboys - Again, just dumb.
- Joe Dirt - Wanted this to be funny. It really wasn't.
- Eyes Wide Shut - Very weird.
- Grease 2 - Some movies just shouldn't have sequels.
- Moulin Rouge - Sorry, D - I know you love this one, but for me it was just weird.
- There's Something About Mary - I know everyone loves this movie, but I thought it was stupid.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
So, without further ado, I present to you my fabulous new band's debut CD:
Someday I expect we will be opening for Bon Jovi.
Friday, January 11, 2008
So this year we get to take our girls to see Hannah Montana AND we get to see Bon Jovi!!! How cool is that?!?!
cooking, because I'm not good at it and I don't enjoy it (but I do it anyway!)
I am terrified of elevators; when I was in 1st grade I got trapped in one, and have been afraid of them ever since.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
- meeting my nephew Drew Bear for the first time - he was 10 weeks old (April 16)
- seeing Little Son be baptized (May 6)
- welcoming home a friend from his 2nd tour of duty in Iraq (August 26)
- attending my 20th high school reunion (July 7)
- finally selling our house after over a year of trying (November 16)
- moving into our wonderful house we live in now (August 11)
- Texas A&M beating University of Texas (November 23)
- seeing the Christmas lights on Cinderella's castle at WDW (November 26)
- conquering my fear of flying for the first time in 13 years (November 24)
- watching the fireworks over Cinderella's castle at WDW (February 27, March 1, November 26, November 27, and November 29!)
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
A New Year's Friday's Feast:
When was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it?
Just tonight D forwarded me a surprise e-mail that she won the chance to buy Hannah Montana tickets - she gets to buy four tickets and she and Lamb are taking Daughter and me! EEEEEEE!
If you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be?
I would love to have a summer home in Hilton Head, South Carolina!
Pick one: pineapple, orange, banana, apple, cherry.
Describe the nicest piece of clothing that you own.
I have three formal ball gowns for various occasions - one is red, one is champagne, one is fuschia. I like to call them my Miss America dresses. ;-)
If you could forget one whole day from your life, which day would you choose to wipe from your memory?
the Hurricane Rita evacuation (shudder)
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
So the New Year has begun. The Christmas stuff is put away (mostly) and we're getting back into routine (somewhat). The kids go back to school Monday. I've started my new calendar, and made a list of things I need to do (I love lists, don't you?). One of the first things Hubby and I did this year was to get the forms to fill out so we will have wills. Cheery, huh? D is helping me out with some of my other resolutions - today she gave me a new book and a daily devotional. Thanx, D! We've already got a 2008 Disney trip planned (Thanksgiving with D's family!), but I'm still working on that "travel to someplace I've never been". Maybe this summer. Any suggestions? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?
Hope you all are staying warm and cuddly (like me and my doggies!) this New Year. And good luck with all your resolutions! It may only be January 2, but so far I think I'm doing purty darn good!