Saturday, November 24, 2007

Debt Free Holiday

No chetahs for me this holiday season I will be shopping with only the cash in my pocket! I am sure there are some of you out there that would never have used a credit card for gifts but I have been stupid and thought that was the norm, but no more. I have not used a credit card in almost a year, I am not debt free yet but I am on my way! The cool thing is that I have a great job and am making the kind of money to make this possible. This year I will focus on spending time with my family not the presents I can give but instead I will give them my time.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Aunt Jenn

Helping themselves to some candy

Too cute!

Zo checking out the vulture.

My favorite girl!

Andrew and Zoe

Happy Halloween too, we missed you! Oh guess who saw the witch this year?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Super Heroes

Thanks Bec the costume was a hit! I did have to add the leggings and undershirt or I would have froze to death!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Nasty bug

Day 3 of the dreaded stomach virus, I have had 1 piece of toast and half a bowl of chicken soup since Friday. The cramps are better but still hanging on. I may just survive this one but I will say it was touch and go for awhile.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Birthday Ramblings

I am not sure what to say today on this my 37th birthday so I guess I will list a few things that I would like to do or change in the next year...
1. quit smoking
2. find a good church (I feel it would be good for all of us)
3. start running (I can do the marathon but I need to start somewhere!
4. do my job and then go home, basically leave the office at the office
5. say what I feel even if it ticks people off, I think I am old enough to just say sorry thats what I think.
6. take responsibility for me and let everyone else take care of themselves, change the things you can and the rest can go to.... well you know
7. spend much more time with my family, definatly make this a priority!
8. get out of debt, or at least start those baby steps
9. get organized (in my dreams!)
10. have more fun
11. sleep more

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Life right now..

I have so many issues going on at work I don't even know where to start. First of all we have been down 1 therapist for almost 2 months so I have been taking more call and working like a mad woman. The paperwork on my desk is about to drown me and I don't see an end in sight! My house is out of control and again I can't keep up. Then I get home tonight and there is my credit card bill that aparently I forgot to pay last month, oops! Something must give before I lose my mind!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Off to School

I can't believe my baby is starting school!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


My day started with the story of a young boy who took his life over the weekend then ended my day with a great family who will very likely lose their father to cancer before the end of the year. So I feel I must remind you all to hug your loved ones, tell them you love them every chance you get. To all my family and friends who check my blog, I love you all and am glad I have you all in my life.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Tagged by Bec...Sorry it took so long.

The Five Things Meme

List five things in your refrigerator

left over pizza
diet coke
2 bud lights

List five things in your closet

pictures I need to hang on the wall
sewing machine
dust bunnies

List five things in your purse of backpack

cell phone
tank key
tank washer

List five things in your car

blank work orders
conserving device
biliblanket covers
apple cinnamon poptarts
case of water

List five places in the world you want to see before you die

Colorado again (especially Linda, more a person than a place)
Las Vegas

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Chicken Nuggets

This is what my boys have been up to....

Friday, July 27, 2007


The boys are in Texas with Aunt Jenn, it is sooooooooo quiet in my house it is almost scary! I can't believe I miss the noise, the yelling, door slamming, screaming and major caos that is my life, but I do. I know they are having a great time and of course straight from Granny Barb they are just the greatest kids! I totally agree with her I am one lucky lady!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Three More Days

3 days to my favorite weekend of the year, no kids, no hubby, no job, just fun in the sun!!!!!! 3 days and I will be floating on the most beautiful lake I know and drinking icy cold beverages!!! Oh and still no word about our missing chicken, I think he might be gone for good.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (well only 5)

13 reasons why I need a vacation

1. I am getting into arguments at work... justified as they are.
2. I am yelling at the kiddos...a lot.
3. I am yelling at the hubby...a lot.
4. I was complaining to my mom about my life in general and said more than 1 cuss word...makes me feel yucky!
5. I am sooooooooo tired, almost fell asleep driving today.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Chicken is having fun!

We recieved this pics over the last 2 days, it seems the chicken has been busy. Sorry about the poor quality of the pics but my scanner bit the dust so I had to take a pic of the pics. The saga continues...

Friday, June 15, 2007

Chicken Update

Okay today I am at the hospital doing more ventilator training...finish...walk 2 miles back to GiGi's all the very heavy equipment in the trunk of GiGi's car...get in very very very hot car...start her up...blast air conditioner on high...ready to back up, wait...what is envelope under the windshield...advertisement?, not sure...out of hot car...back in horrible hot day...remove envelope...addressed to me(very interesting) envelope (jump back in air conditionded car) paper...magazine cut out letters...THE CHICKEN WILL NOT BE HARMED!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

3 Days No Chicken

Our fine feathered friend has been missing for 3 days now, no ransom demands as of yet. Where is he, is he safe, and being well cared for, these are questions that haunt me. We did however get some funny looks from the passing higher ups when they saw the posters all over the office, now that is some fun! Anyhoo I will update with news when I have some.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Missing Chicken

My department mascot an adorable white chicken was bird napped last night a letter was left and stated we were not to call the Police or the ASPCA. We are all very worried and have posted missing bird posters around the office, we are awaiting the ransom demands. There is not a price we would not pay to retrieve this department friend, will post updates as soon as the occur.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

AJ's Preschool Graduation

The little Graduate
Austin being....well Austin.
The whole crew!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Note to self....

If you are the only one at the family get together at the lake who remembers her camera...and better yet pulls it out often to try and catch cute photos of the not ever let sister download memory card on her computer! She will take said photos and post them as her own, taking all photograhic ownership, even though said sister was sitting on her tush drinking beer!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Busy Bee...

Sorry I have not posted for awhile, I have been a busy bee. My company offered me a full time position that will start the first week of June so I am trying to get everything organized before then. I have also purchased a new car, well new to me. It is a 1999 Saturn with less than 20000 miles, I can't wait to park the gas guzzler and save some $$$$.
Austin has just a few more days of middle school and I can't get over the idea that next year my baby will be in High School! Andrew will also start school next year as a kindergardener, very hard to believe. We will be off to the lake house on Thursday, can't wait! Well gotta run, me and AJ are off to buy some poting soil and flowers. Have a great week everyone!

Love this little face!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Tagged again...

Here are the rules as passed on - Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about the seven things and the rules. (You need to choose seven people to tag and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment that they have been tagged and to read your blog!) I'm glad this last part is optional because Bec tagged everyone I know...maybe I need to make some blogging friends.

7 things I need to do today..

1. Laundry

2. Pay bills

3. Mop the floors...a little sticky

4. Spend mindless time on the computer ( oh guess I'm doing that)

5. Call my grandma's

6. Go to my nephews birthday party

7. Take a nap...probably won't happen but a girl can dream!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Return of the Ventilator

Got the orders today, more training aaaagggghhhh!!!!

I've been tagged!!!

Very exciting, my first! Now to come up with 10 things you don't know about me...

1. I sing in the car, full out all the time! People look at me like I have lost my mind but don't care just love to sing.

2. I am terrified of heights to the point I almost have an anxiety attack driving over a bridge.

3. I cry when I am mad. I hate that I do it but I get so worked up and out come the tears.

4. I worry about losing a family member on a daily basis, if I haven't heard from my sister or mom I think the worst.

5. Sometimes when I am alone I pull out Taylor's blanket and try to smell her and I miss her and wonder what she would have been like.

6. I love Hall and Oats!

7. I hate huge crowds, again with the anxiety attacks.

8. I get depressed in the spring.

9. My favorite thing to do is go to garage sales. I have a house full of great buys, and have given a lot to Jenn's decor.

10. The summer I was 12 I drove a car that my friend had "borrowed" from her mother...almost killed us all I did not know to use the mirrors when trying to change lanes. I laugh now but at the time I thought just don't let my parents know.
Mom, dad if you read this, I didn't do any damage, not even a scratch.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


Who is going to go??

I love little old men!

Met some of the cutest old guys today. The first used to be a Pharmacy Professor at UMKC, he looked like Santa and he told me my husband was a lucky man (how sweet!!). The next guy was tall and skinny wearing a suit with a bow tie, adorable! He is in a club for retired Aviators and Pilots and used to work for Beech in Wichita. We had a great chat, so very cute!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

For all who have lost a loved one

Kim needs to...

Okay, tried Kimmy needs to but it was a little x rated!

Kim needs to...Take off the gloves (maybe my aggressive driving?)

Kim needs to...Get some Guinea pigs (I don't think so!)

Kim needs to...Get out of jail soon (again with the aggressive driving?)

Kim needs to...Shut up! (this could be true)

Kim needs to...Talk (which is it?)

Kim needs to...Get your attention (no that is so not me)

Kim needs to...Stop sharing (well you tell me)

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Curse Dave Ramesy! I went to the store on my lunch break looking for some new spring shirts for work. Tried on about 20 found 2 that would work. Then lets go look at shoes, kept thinking $30 too much, $20 still too much. Walked through the entire store and ended up with nothing! I have turned into a big ole cheap skate!! I want to get out of debt, desperately, but come on!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Grandma's 85th Birthday

Sorry I missed the Okies but had a great time! Have a great birthday tomorrow Grandma!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Vent Queen

I have been doing vent training with 2 different families this week, the therapist who is training me told me today I was doing so great I was on my own. Very great feeling!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

How much???

Okay, made it through the dental appt. with only minor breakdown. All they did was tell me all the things that need to be done to my teeth, gum scraping (does not sound like fun), crowns, possible redo of the old root canal oh and yeah pull all my wisdom teeth.....all this fun for the low cost of $5000!!!!! You have got to be kidding me!!

Dental Drama

I have to go to the Dentist this morning. I had a heck of a time falling asleep last night and now I think I am having an anxiety attack. I can do this... I am radiant light! Major major dental phobia!

Saturday, April 14, 2007


and I really don't like the orange, but hate the choices available.


Okay, I can add a picture from my computer and add a little rambling words, but how do I make the blog interesting... pics and links and!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

1. Enchiladas
2. Tacos
3. Pizza from Old Shawnee
4. Fries from Bates BBQ
5. Loaded Baked Potato
6. Reeses peanut butter eggs
7. Real Chex Mix (fresh from the oven)
8. Christmas soup
9. Mom's apple pie
10. Potato soup
11. Tracy's chicken enchiladas
12. Ribs
13. Kenny's Chili
(okay I am starved!!)

Weird Trait

I have discovered a weird quirk about myself, I take on the moods of those around me, very strange. If any of the guys I work with are in a bad mood within seconds I am also. Yesterday was crazy at work and one of the guys I work with was so down it was scary... by the end of the day I was almost in tears, missed my family and just could not get out of the funk. Today... just as crazy but the same guy came in and was teasing me and laughing... and it was a great day. Any ideas on how to change this??

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Time goes to fast...

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Three Things

Got this from Beck's blog... see I'm trying.

Three things that scare me:
Losing my kids
Losing my husband

Three people that make me laugh:
Andrew (all the time)

Three things I love to do:
laugh with my kids
float on the lake

Three things I hate:
People who don't do their job People who lie
People who are never wrong!!

Three things I don't understand:
People who don't do their job
blogging (but I am trying to learn)

Three things on my desk:
camera bag
hot wheel cars
lots of papers

Three things I'm doing right now:
Blogging (duh) (well trying)
talking with Andrew
thinking of all the other things I need to be doing instead of blogging

Three things I can do:
Take great care of my patients
Solve most problems at work
Make my teenager laugh!

Three things I can't do:
Speak in public, ever!
win a fight with my sister, she always has to win
stay angry at my husband

Three things I think you should listen to:
Dave Ramsey
your kids
your heart

Three things you should never listen to:
Most major television news, crap!
Anyone who trys to put you down
Most politicians

Three things I'd like to learn (but won't):
To speak Spanish
Snow sking

Three favorite foods:
Cheese enchiladas
Christmas soup
Jenn's potato soup

Three shows I watched as a kid:
The Brady Bunch
Little house on the prairie

Andrew's Birthday Party!!

A great birthday party! We had lots of presents, food and family. I still can't believe my baby is 5!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Still trying!

Okay, I finally figured out how to stay logged in and go to different blogs. It is a work in progress. Got the whole family coming over tomorrow and the house is trashed, oh well I guess no sleep for me!

Friday, March 23, 2007

My Sister

I have the greatest sister in the world. 2 days this week she took care of my 2 kiddos, and today she painted my 4 year olds room with his help! I just could not ask for a better support system. I pray that one day I can be as much help to her. I really don't think I could raise these monkeys without her. Love ya Aunt Jenn!!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007




Okay, don't really know what I am doing but need to post the cutest dog in the world. If I figure this out I will be back!