Saturday, February 28, 2009
"You ain't gonna believe this, Doc," said the husband. "My thingy's turnin' blue."
"That's pretty unusual," said the doctor. "Let me examine you." The doctor takes a look. Sure enough, the redneck's "thingy" really was blue.
The doctor turns to the wife, "Are you using the diaphragm that I prescribed for you?"
"Yep, shore am," she replied brightly.
"And what kind of jelly are you using with it?"
"Grape", she said.
Friday, February 27, 2009
I got last Saturday off for my birthday....It pretty much snowed all day so we stayed home, had some t-bone steaks for dinner, ate some birthday cake and watched some Gone with the Wind. Pretty relaxing birthday....Loved it.
Sunday and Monday were pretty "blah"....the only upside to Monday was I ended up going to our offsite warehouse at work....which I actually like doing....Some people HATE going to our warehouse....I on the other hand LOVE going to our warehouse.
Tuesday.....Didn't do much....Had a miserable headache so I went to bed early and got close to 13 hours of sleep. Yeah me!
Wednesday....My mom and I got started on our Business venture....Got a bunch of fabric and have about 7 apron's cut out....Will get pictures of the prototype posted just as soon as I find it again....Dang thing grew legs and walked away when I wanted to take it's picture.
Thursday....I got my stitches taken out....Literally took less than 3 minutes. Got some pretty serious uglyness going on where the stitches were though...Not real happy about that but I guess it could be worse right? Photo's coming soon. Got a lot of rain, which was supposed to freeze and make things really interesting around here, I'm hoping I can actually get things done tomorrow.
Friday....Bidding on some vintage apron patterns on ebay....I hope I win at least one of the 2 that I'm bidding on. That would be AWESOME! Don't really have much planned for today...Going to do some laundry, hopefully win at least one pattern, maybe do some sewing, and whatever else may trip my fancy today. I don't work tonight so I've got alot of time on my hands today to pretty much anything I want. That makes me happy!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
My mom and I are starting a new little "business" venture. We're sewing up a bunch of Apron's (Adult and Child size), pot holders, hot mitts, tote bags and possibly some more fun stuff like that to sell at not only Little Norway (in the gift shop and on the webpage) and maybe even here in bloggy/internet land. We've got the prototype apron almost done...Just have to put the ties on it. I'll post a picture of it later this afternoon.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Now I'm going to ask for some advice from all my bloggy friends. I've been having a boat load of problems at work. One of our ETL's (Executive Team Lead, AKA My boss) has been causing a lot of problems. Basically, if your some one who has an opinion and you voice it and it's not something she wants to hear/like she retaliates against you (we have a no retaliation policy). Those of us how have suffered because of this have had our hours drastically cut (I'm working only 2 days this next schedule) or have had other things come up as well. Basically, I'm considering transfering to another store, I don't want to leave the company all together because I have a lot of time put into it. There is a new store opening up soon in our area that I've seriously considered transfering too, so here are some pro's and con's and you tell me what you think I should do.
1. It's a new store with a Brand New team who have more than likely never done stocking before (I'm sure that there are some who have but I'll bet the majority haven't) and I have almost 3 years experience.
2. It'll be during the day (4 am unload) so I'll actually get to see the sun again...I haven't seen much sun in almost 3 years.
3. I more than likely will get the hours I need to actually be able to pay my bills and have a little money left over.
4. I might actually get to go to family functions again (I've been to 3 events in the last 3 years that I've worked overnights).
1. It'll be further for me to drive to work.
2. I'll be the low man on the totem pole again.
3. I may have to give up my 4 day work week (I work 4 10 hour shifts right now).
4. I'd have to learn a new store's routine.
5. What if there aren't any stores who want me?
What would you do if you were me?
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This turns into this......
Angry and pissed....Can't even look at me...Oh but then you add this.....
And you get some more of this.....
Angry and pissed off and not looking at me...."But you'll smell sooo good Laci"....
"See....It's Pomegranate Passion...AND as an added bonus it'll help with your shedding"......Nope...Still angry and pissed off...."But Laci, we're rinsing it all out now, we're just about done!"
"Did you say RINSE?! This Chinese Water Torture is almost over?!"
"Oh, that feels good!"
Check out those wave's y'all!....Oh what's this?!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I have this little thing about blogging that irks me big time. When I go to someone's blog and leave a nice comment on a post or multiple posts and I don't even hear a "hey thanks for dropping by." from them. I visited a whole bunch of new blogs yesterday and of the one's that I visited only 1 person commented back, who has been added to my blogroll and I hope they come back to visit. I'm hoping that I do hear something back from the others also because I realize that people are busy, etc. but it's just a little bit disheartening to go and leave comments on blogs and not hear anything back. It almost feels like I've been blown off in a way. Does this bother anyone else or is it just me? I'm done bitching for now.
IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
Later tonight....Bathing Ms. Laci....Complete with pictures.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Bloggy business....On the bottom of my blog (I couldn't get it to fit in the sidebar or on the top of the page) is a ticker to let everyone know how many days until my first blog giveaway. It actually is in conjunction with SITS Spring Fling but anyone can win. Also, on the bloggy front....I will once again be trimming down my link list, so if you would like to remain or be added to my list either drop me an e-mail at email@example.com or leave me a comment please.
In April, cause that's when my next doctor's appointment is, I will hopefully be on the road to weight loss. I've been trying and have tried numerous times to shed some unwanted weight and I've crashed and burned everytime. Hopefully, with the help of my doctor I will be successful this time.
Oh, pictures of Ms. Laci's bath coming probably tomorrow night....I'll have a little more time and I won't have any contention for the computer.
On to random acts of kindness....I found this on Yahoo and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did....It's good to know that there is still some good out there in the world amidst all the bad stuff going on.
Amid the grieving, a rare act of sportsmanship
The coach never considered any other option.
It didn't matter that his DeKalb, Ill., High School basketball team had ridden a bus two and a half hours to get to Milwaukee, then waited another hour past game time to play. Didn't matter that the game was close, or that this was a chance to beat a big city team.
Something else was on Dave Rohlman's mind when he asked for a volunteer to shoot two free throws awarded his team on a technical foul in the second quarter. His senior captain raised his hand, ready to go to the line as he had many times before.
Only this time it was different.
"You realize you're going to miss them, don't you?" Rohlman said.
Darius McNeal nodded his head. He understood what had to be done.
It was a Saturday night in February, and the Barbs were playing a non-conference game on the road against Milwaukee Madison. It was the third meeting between the two schools, who were developing a friendly rivalry that spanned two states.
The teams planned to get together after the game and share some pizzas and soda. But the game itself almost never took place.
Hours earlier, the mother of Milwaukee Madison senior captain Johntel Franklin died at a local hospital. Carlitha Franklin had been in remission after a five-year fight with cervical cancer, but she began to hemorrhage that morning while Johntel was taking his college ACT exam.
Her son and several of his teammates were at the hospital late that afternoon when the decision was made to turn off the life-support system. Carlitha Franklin was just 39.
"She was young and they were real close," said Milwaukee coach Aaron Womack Jr., who was at the hospital. "He was very distraught and it happened so suddenly he didn't have time to grieve."
Womack was going to cancel the game, but Franklin told him he wanted the team to play. And play they did, even though the game started late and Milwaukee Madison dressed only eight players.
Early in the second quarter, Womack saw someone out of the corner of his eye. It was Franklin, who came there directly from the hospital to root his teammates on.
The Knights had possession, so Womack called a time out. His players went over and hugged their grieving teammate. Fans came out of the stands to do the same.
"We got back to playing the game and I asked if he wanted to come and sit on the bench," Womack said during a telephone interview.
"No," Franklin replied. "I want to play."
There was just one problem. Since Franklin wasn't on the pre-game roster, putting him in meant drawing a technical foul that would give DeKalb two free throws.
Though it was a tight game, Womack was willing to give up the two points. It was more important to help his senior guard and co-captain deal with his grief by playing.
Over on the other bench, though, Rohlman wasn't so willing to take them. He told the referees to forget the technical and just let Franklin play.
"I could hear them arguing for five to seven minutes, saying, `We're not taking it, we're not taking it," Womack said. "The refs told them, no, that's the rule. You have to take them."
That's when Rohlman asked for volunteers, and McNeal's hand went up.
He went alone to the free throw line, dribbled the ball a couple of times, and looked at the rim.
His first attempt went about two feet, bouncing a couple of times as it rolled toward the end line. The second barely left his hand.
It didn't take long for the Milwaukee players to figure out what was going on.
They stood and turned toward the DeKalb bench and started applauding the gesture of sportsmanship. Soon, so did everybody in the stands.
"I did it for the guy who lost his mom," McNeal told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It was the right thing to do."
Franklin would go on to score 10 points, and Milwaukee Madison broke open the game in the second half to win 62-47. Afterward, the teams went out for pizza, two players from each team sharing each pie.
Franklin stopped by briefly, thankful that his team was there for him.
"I got kind of emotional but it helped a lot just to play," he said. "I felt like I had a lot of support out there."
Carlitha Franklin's funeral was last Friday, and the school turned out for her and her son. Cheerleaders came in uniform, and everyone from the principal and teachers to Johntel's classmates were there.
"Even the cooks from school showed up," Womack said. "It lets you know what kind of kid he is."
Basketball is a second sport for the 18-year-old Franklin, who says he has had some scholarship nibbles and plans to play football in college. He just has a few games left for the Knights, who are 6-11 and got beat 71-36 Tuesday night by Milwaukee Hamilton.
It hasn't been the greatest season for the team, but they have stuck together through a lot of adversity.
"We maybe don't have the best basketball players in the world but they go to class and take care of business," Womack said. "We have a losing record but there's life lessons going on, good ones."
None so good, though, as the moment a team and a player decided there were more important things than winning and having good stats.
Yes, DeKalb would go home with a loss. But it was a trip they'll never forget.
"This is something our kids will hold for a lifetime," Rohlman said. "They may not remember our record 20 years from now, but they'll remember what happened in that gym that night."
Thursday, February 19, 2009
This t-shirt is from Rieger Ranch Boutique. $32Here's another one from Rieger Ranch Boutique. $35
This is from Back at the Ranch. $23
This pendant is from Wild Hearted Cowgirls.
Another one from Wild Hearted Cowgirls. $32.00
This one is from The Tiara Fits. The shirt says this: Here's To Good Women, May We Know Them, May We Raise Them, May We Be Them! $36.00
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This is how my hair is usually "done" a little pony tail near the top of my head or in a headband.
Check out how long thos bangs are! Lip level y'all!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Stitches SUCK! And my leg still hurts! I can only imagine what it's going to feel like in 2 weeks when they come out! Thanks for all the kind words about my mass....Here's hoping there is nothing to worry about....Got everything you can cross crossed.
It's Valentine's day! Happy Valentine's day everybody!
Friday, February 13, 2009
I finally got my car fixed. It feels really good being able to actually go places instead of sitting at home all the time. I guess sitting at home isn't exactly the worst thing in the whole wide world...It's saving me money but still it's nice to be able to go if I need to go. The only downside to getting my car fixed really is that I spent my whole tax return on it....I had other plans for some of that money but I guess having reliable transportation is a good thing too.
The weather has been pretty decent around here this week so Ms. Laci and I have been out for at least 1 walk a day all week. When we had a really miserable cold stretch the poor thing actually developed Cabin Fever. I didn't now that dogs could get cabin fever but apparently they can. So now the weather has been decent and we've been out walking and Ms. Laci is a super happy dog right now.
I got a small mass that I thought was a bug bite removed from my leg yesterday. The doctor is pretty sure that it's nothing to worry about but I should hear something back in a week or so. With the removal of that mass I acquired 3 stitches. Lets just say that I've been had on that little adventure....I was told that they wouldn't hurt or bother me once the leg un-numbed. Won't hurt or bother me my ass. We're going on almost 24 hours of hurt and bothering me. The nurse was less than helpful in the care of my stitches also...Basically all I gleaned from her talking at 6000 miles an hour was: keep them clean, keep them dry, keep them covered and use vaseline on them. To be honest I'm not really sure where the blessing is in this paragraph but I'm just relieved that whatever it is that was in my leg is now out of my leg.
Next time you use a pair of rubber gloves, you're going to smile when you think of this:
A dentist noticed that his next patient, a little old lady, was nervous so he decided to tell her a little joke as he put on his gloves.
'Do you know how they make these gloves?' he asked.
'No, I don't,' she replied.
'Well,' he spoofed, 'there's a building in Canada with a big tank of latex and workers of all hand sizes walk up to the tank, dip in their hands, let them dry, then peel off the gloves and throw them into boxes of the right size.'
She didn't crack a smile.
'Oh, well. I tried,' he thought.
But five minutes later, during a delicate portion of the procedure, she burst out laughing.
'What's so funny?' he asked
'I was just envisioning how condoms are made!'
Thursday, February 12, 2009
P.S. Does anyone out there know how to take care of medical stitches?....I had a small "mass" removed from my right leg this morning and now I have 3 stitches that I need to take care of for two weeks and I have no idea what I'm doing. They did tell me how to take care of them but I do much better with written information, that and they told me at about 6000 miles an hour and about all I caught was "come back in two weeks to get them taken out."
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:
Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.
Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.
Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. Only a smidgen.
Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.
Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?
A. Shut up. Some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:
If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China. If you spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs. If you purchase a computer it will go to India. If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala (unless you buy organic). If you buy a car it will go to Japan. If you purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan.
And none of it will help the American economy. We need to keep that money in America . You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on domestic beer, hookers or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still in the US.
Friday, February 6, 2009
On Monday my BFF Ashley told me that she's moving to Texas this summer. At first I was NOT happy about the situation at all. I looked at it as just another thing that's gone wrong in my life. Now that I've had a few days to think about it I'm happy for her. She's always been giving of herself to everybody else and has put herself on hold for so long, she actually kinda deserves this. She actually thinks she's being selfish doing something for herself. I'm still not happy about all the distance that's going to be between her and I but I'm hoping to be able to go down and visit a whole bunch. Apparently, she'll only be a couple miles from the beach (Corpus Cristi - I hope I spelled that right - area).
So, with Ashley moving to Texas our girl vacation to Idaho is now off. But I guess that's an ok thing too. I was looking forward to going but sometimes things just don't work out and you just can't go.
I'm glad that I have a job to go to and have friends there that are going through some of the same things that I am right now (needless to say things aren't going great right now but I'm not the only one that they aren't going great for). I could sit here and bitch about all the things that are not good about my job but frankly, I'm just glad to have a job. There are plenty of people out there in this country that don't and I think things are only going to get worse before they can get better.
Well, I think I've covered pretty much everything for this week.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Yesterday our dog was diagnosed with epilepsy. As of Wednesday morning she had had two seizures in the past three days. Now she's part of a study on a new seizure drug that has been proven effective in Europe and some company is trying to get it FDA approved in the US. Dang dog had a seizure Sunday night right after James Harrison intercepted the ball and ran it back for 100 yards...My mom thought the dog was going to kick the bucket and my dad just thought that she was interupting the game.
I realize that there is still 5 days left to vote on my poll of weather or not I should go on a "Girl" vacation but so far it looks like it's a resounding Hell Yeah! You've got 5 days to get your vote in ladies and gents.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
On my blog group The Secret is in the Sauce we were all introduced to Tuesday who is a little girl who has been fighting cancer, via her families blog. On January 30, Tuesday lost her battle with cancer. One of my SITSahs Tamara is doing something really AWESOME for Tuesday's family. Since Tamara lives in the same state as Tuesday's family she is planning on attending the service for Tuesday this weekend. If you click on the word Tamara you will go directly to the post which she explains her plan. She would love to collect words/prayers/thoughts from those in Bloggyland to put on little red hearts to present to the family at the service. If you wold like to participate please click on the button at the top of this post or on the word Tamara in this post.
Don't forget to vote on my poll in the sidebar....I soooo want your input on this subject matter.
Mamarazzi is doing another one of her famous "Favorite Things Swaps." Personally, I can hardly wait to see what's in my box! The rules are pretty straight forward....Yes there are rules (several past participants have been on the recieving end of not so nice packages).So if you are looking for some extra fun mail please consider this swap.
On a personal note: I've only done one other swap and had great results, (LOVE the shawl Betty!) but to those who have not been so nice to their swap partners....Shame on you!
Monday, February 2, 2009
I must go now, it's actually really upsetting me that I'm not able to go on this trip and if I don't stop talking about it I may just sit right down and cry.