Wednesday, February 28, 2007

POST # 90! Wow and I still have nothing to say! :-0
So things have been peaceful - thank goodness!
I did leave work a little early and go see a friend of mine Chris (a different one) from elementary school/jr high/HS. We last saw each other when I was 19. We lost touch w/ each other after that we both started dating in different crowds and that was that. Girls - if I have learned anything and could re-do anything... I would NEVER EVER lose touch with my girlfriends no matter what crowd I was in. I would always make girlfriend night every week and stay in touch. I hate that I have lost many wonderful women!
Okay so anyways... I went to see her and all I could say was how grown up she looked! She looked so professional in her pants suit and her fixed hair. I was so proud of her! We sat down and here's how to tell a true friend... when you can pick right back up and talk as if you have never been apart! We could've sat for hours and talked. It was so fun!
Home life is peaceful (and I'm enjoying it) and I am still healthy! PRAISE GOD!
I've been doing a bible study everyday and it's helping me. I am finding encouragement in God's word where I never knew where to look before. I am getting ready to start my business and I'm THRILLED about that. It's close to my heart scrapbooking/cardmaking/stamping supplies (kind of like what our Kris sells). I'm thrilled to get started. I can't wait to start making and stamping some pages. So I hope that this finds everyone having a great middle of the week.
Pat - wherever you are (in FL I assume) I am praying for your family and for your marriage and your sanity! LOVE YA!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Oh relief!
I got plenty of rest this weekend. It was so relaxing and I feel SOOOOOOO much better.
I truly do believe in the healing power of God. I think that is the only reason I feel better!
I went to the gym today (only missed Friday last week) and did the treadmill. I always feel so strong and powerful when I get off from running. I've realized that I love to run. I just can't do it for long yet but I will!
I'm going back to weightlifting next week - do that for a week and then cardio the next week- just gonna see how switchin' it up works for me.
I am also reducing the stress in my life by changing my attitude and my outlook on some things.
God is good and I am grateful!
Love you all and happy Monday to ya!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I am sick and tired of being sick! I need summer to be here!
Today will be my last day on antibiotics... the 4th script in 4 months and today, my throat is starting to hurt again, my ears feel very 'full' and I'm starting to get a horrible headache and I have felt tired and weak and sore all day.
I'm ready to quit my job and curl up under a ton of blankets and not come out until June 1st!
I hope everyone else is feeling better!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The pictures as promised... oh my poor cancer-looking baby!
Oh my gosh - I saw this link on Dooce website :
How freaking funny! My husband could use this because I swear he hits snooze for hours!
I find it totally annoying. But the clocky - how funny!!!

PS. I will post pics of Tucker and the lawnmower haircut and the now skinhead baby. I'll start calling him nazi in public and maybe peoples reactions will make him never ever do this again.
And oh yeah, this will definately get its very own page in a scrapbook!
It was 40 this morning when I left for work! We haven't felt 40 in weeks! I can't wait for this junk to melt - yes it's going to flood becuase of warm temps and rain but HEY bring on the flood! Better than snow and ice!
So, I had Joy Fellowship (my church ladies group) at my house last night. That was so much fun! It was called Girlfriends night and we drew questions and had to answer them so we all got to know each other alot better. It was really fun.
Then - my kid came home (he was down at the neighbors). He and his little friend decided to go into the bathroom (Tucker says it was his friends 8 yr old sisters idea) get the beard and mustache trimmer and SHAVE THEIR HEADS! Yep, a big ole stripe right down the middle of his head! So when he got home at 9:00 last night, I had to take him out in the garage to my little salon set up and get out the clippers and shave the rest of his head. I wanted to cry. He looks like a cancer patient! People are going to think I'm the worst mother letting my kid walk around bald. I swear kids!
Other than cleaning my house my weekend was uneventful. I did go to church Sunday (HAD to get out of the house). Then had play practice Sunday after church. So that was nice.
I got closet shelves and bins and Tim hung those up in Tucker's closet so we could get some more organization to his room. I spent 64 dollars on wire shelves and 4 cloth bins. But it was worth it, it looks really good and he liked it and it will keep his room just a little cleaner!
Well, happy early spring to ya'll!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Oh Lord help me please! ANOTHER 4-5" of snow today and I'm trapped in the house AGAIN! Will it ever stop?!?!?!??!?!?!?
Somebody in a plow please come get me outta here! I can't take 3 days trapped inside this house again!
I was supposed to meet Kris for dinner tonight ... so much for that! Have I told you I hate snow?
Yeah? I thought so.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

God makes such beauty! It looks like we are growing fields of crystal behind crystal fences. I tried to capture some of it but of course even digital cameras just don't do it justice. My county finally came off of level 3 (no one allowed on roads or you get arrested) and I am back to work today. I still don't feel real well but didn't want to stay home again either!

Here's a few pics from yesterday when we finally ventured out of the house to go to doctor appts.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Thought I'd post some photos of the ice storm we're in. So far I have at least 7" of ice on top of 4" of snow (not mention the snow that was already on the ground) and it's still falling. Thought I'd post these before I lose power!

It really is quite beautiful as long as you get to enjoy it from indoors!
Be safe and stay warm!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Good morning. It's early. And I'm sick yet again! This time I'm not sure if I should go to the DR or the Dentist? My lower gum on my right side is completely swollen and and bleeds if I touch it, under my jaw is sore to the touch and my glands are all swollen underneath and in my neck. I'm losing my voice and starting to get a cough. Soooo... is this a sinus infection that has settled in my gums or is there something in my gums thats caused an infection? Seeing as I floss almost everyday I can't fathom that its the latter. I know - like why am I sharing this information - you totally didn't need to know that! Sorry!
Weekend was good - uneventful. Cleaned house, babysat at the valentine banquet for church, laid around yesterday after church. That's it... it was very relaxing!
Hope you have a great week. I am really hoping that we don't get the storms they are calling for after midnight tonight. I am out of vacation time and will have to take LWOP if I don't come to work. UGH! I am SO over winter!
Oh also... Pat is feeling under the weather so let's keep her in our prayers!

Friday, February 09, 2007

This is for fun. Read through the comments below about your friend and then make sure you read the instructions at the bottom. Have fun!
1. What time is it? 8:04 am
2. Name Holli Christian Smith (among others)
3. What are you afraid of? Losing my child
4. What do you drive? 97 Buick somthing or other (it might even be a 92)
5. Have you ever seen a ghost? NO
6. Where were you born? Mt View Calif
7. Ever been to Alaska? No way
8. Ever used toilet paper decorating trees? Oh yes – ya’ll are missing out!
9. Croutons or Bacon bits? bacon bits croutons are too crunchy and hurt my mouth
10. Favorite day of the week? Friday or Saturday
11. Favorite restaurant? El Dorado I just can't get enough
12. Favorite Flower: black eyed susan
13. Favorite sport to watch: Football GO Cowboys!
14. Favorite drink? Mt Dew still although I very rarely drink it anymore
15 Favorite Ice cream? homemade
16. Disney or Warner Brothers: Disney
17. Favorite fast food restaurant: geesh, I don't know Chipotle I guess. I don't eat fast food hardly ever
18. What color is your bedroom carpet? Beige berber
19. How many times have you failed your driver's test? once
21. What do you do most often when you are bored? Tv – or read surf the net
22. Bedtime: 8:30-9:30 (I'm a bigger loser)
25. Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses? Everyone!
26. Favorite T.V. shows? Desperate Housewives Ellen
27. Ford or Chevy? Ford
28. what is your favorite color? Don't really have one anymore but right now I guess maybe chocolate
29. Do you have any pets? Nope but am looking into a guinea pig
30. Which came first the chicken or the egg? Most definitely the chicken, don't you know God created all animals and then they started reproducing!!!! I’m with Wendy and Ra
31. What would you like to accomplish before you die? Spoil my grandchildern, watch my child graduate and not in that order serve the Lord however He sees fit
32. What are your favorite birds? Birds kind of get on my nerves

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hola mi amigos! I thought I'd start with a little spanish since I'm desperately wishing I was in Mexico along the ocean somewhere! It is so darn cold and I've totally wimped out on going to the gym! I can't make myself face the cold!
I did walk a mile in the hallway of my bldg (round and round and round and round) Tuesday. Yesterday I wrestled a little with the kid, ran the vacuum, then wrestled with my husband (if you get my point) so I got some excercise in yesterday. Now Monday... totally sedentary!
I keep saying okay next week no matter what! But geesh I just can't stand that -15 degree wind chill whipping around my legs and hurts my lungs to breath it! If my husband is reading this he's saying" Excuses Excuses"! (hi honey)
So, I never have posted about the crop in detail. Well, I always thought a crop was more like a crafty home int. party. Like you got together to scrapbook while the host "sells" her product. Okay, so it's totally not that way. It really is a bunch of girls getting together to scrapbook, share ideas, share tools and just really enjoy each others companies and each others stories about the photographs! And who doesn't LOVE to tell the story about their pictures?!
She had goodie bags made up that had valentine day banners and borders and velum and stickers for scrapbooks, she had a candy bar and some chocolate valentine candy, she had ribbon and valentine brads in the bags. Now she handmade each bag cover. They were beautiful! She made us fettucini alfredo and chicken for dinner, we each brought a chocolate dessert plus she had chocolate covered strawberries, cherries, bananas, pretzels, angel food cake, mini marshmallows OH MY GOSH could there be more... OH yes! And handmade and iced heart shaped sugar cookies. Let me tell you this 25 yr old school teacher is the craftiest thing next to Martha! She would've made Martha proud! But I got my husbands scrapbook DONE yep for you scrappers I got a WHOLE book done! It contained his newspaper clippings & certificates of achievement and letters from kids etc. I got the cutest police stickers and such and it turned out great! I got two halloween pages done of Tucker. I learned a ton of tricks which include some stamping and "staining" and using the cricut machine. It was really fun! Can't wait for another!
I've been off work most of the week. Was out Monday had to leave early Tuesday and was out yesterday. So this week has flown by! HAHA. Not really, being trapped inside with a 6 yr old alone is really not all that fun. NOW yesterday! WHOA! What a great day. I wish everyday could be like yesterday. My husband is off on Wed. the weather was so bad I couldn't come to work (I have a long treacherous drive in the winter). So, Tucker and I worked on his model car that Uncle John bought him. (it was cute). He painted it and put the stickers on it and was so very proud. Then we played a couple of games. Tim got up and said okay bub get your clothes on... so I piled him into his snowsuit and the boys went out on the 4 wheeler in 5-7" of snow! They pushed each other down and generally had a blast. I took a shower, then Tuck came in while Tim shoveled everything. I then cleaned, Tim came in and cleaned and then he said let's go. We all piled into the car and went to a local pizza joint (SO GOOD) and rented movies.
I finally watched Little Miss Sunshine (so funny) and I'll watch Devil wears prada tonight.
I truly wish my husband worked 1st shift every evening could be spent together talking and playing games. Weekends off so we could run errands and go on dates. Man really yesterday was the best married day in a long long time. It makes me feel so very sad for all the days that are wasted being lonely.
But anywho... life is going along. I'm going to look tonight at possibly selling some stuff called Close to my Heart. It's stamping, card making and scrap booking stuff. Between me and Kris we'll have all you need! Lol!
I'm nervous about driving somewhere I've never been and going to a complete strangers house but I am excited about the possibilities that lay in front of me.
OH! Another thing... I met a lady named Bonnie at the crop I went too. She's new to my church and we really hit it off. Her husband is a truck driver and is also gone alot. We live fairly close (w/in 20-30 min). God is good and always provides what we need if we just wait for it!
So that catches you up on my life.
I wish I could write as witty as Dooce. She's hilarious! I caught her link from child lost page. Really if you haven't visited her site she's really satirical.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

To all you horrible people who during the 50 degree days said " Oh we need a good freeze or the bugs are going to be horrible this summer" WELL I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY NOW!!!
It's Tuesday at 5:30pm. School let out early so I have began PMS and I am trapped ALONE in a house with a SIX year old boy who wants to play swords AGAIN! AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Somebody save me please!!!!!!!!!!
We have at least 4" of snow at this point. It is about 12 degrees (that's warm compared the psat few days). Have I ever mentioned I was born in Mt View CALIFORNIA? Yeah, I am so not happy at this moment.
I wonder if I sent my kid out to play he'd get lost in the white out? Would I get in trouble for that?
YES, I am only kdding (sort of).
Enjoy your next few days. If you don't hear from me it's because I'm in a corner rocking with drool coming out my mouth and I'll be repeating no more play with mommy!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

A quick note and I'll post in more detail later...
Today's crop OMG!!!!!! What a blast!!!! Best day ever!!! I learned so much!!! Kris girl - I'll have an order for ya!
God knew this day was much needed for my mental health. I also made a new friend... it really was the most fabulous fun day in years!
Hope you all also are having blessed weekends!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Friday!!!!! Hip-hip-hooray!!!
I'm pretty excited. My kid is staying with a friend tonight and tomorrow night YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!
And... tomorrow is my very first crop. It's a chocolate valentine crop from 12-8. She's making tons of chocolate desserts and fettucini alfredo for dinner. I am looking forward to learning so very much. Plus she got a cricut machine which I can't wait to use. She's a Creative Memories consultant (like Kris) but I went to Michael's today and spent $50 on a book and a TON of awesome stickers. I am going to put a scrapbook together of my husbands newspaper clippings and such from his job so I bought a bunch of cop stuff and I'm pretty sure CM doesn't have those.
Anyways, we are getting pretty hammered with the snow at this point. I sure hope we don't get more than the 1" they are predicting. Tomorrow temps are going to be like 14 degrees! Yeah, you can bet your sweet behind that I'll be snuggled up with my scrapbook eating LOTS of chocolate. I have eaten EXTREMLY clean today just so I can pig out tomorrow! (is that called bingeing)? Hope not.
Well, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I am going to make the best of this one. Sunday I am going to make myself some food and have a super bowl party for me, myself and I!
GO COLTS!!!!!! My prediction Colts 21-Bears 17