Sunday, April 29, 2007


OKAY......I have toooooo much time on my hands....actually I am in one of those weird creative moods I get once in a while....all weekend...Crystalyn and I have been doing crafts...creating jewelry...and I played with some programs on the computer manipulating some I am going to show you here (against my better judgement) because I thought you all needed a
So here we go:

I have morphed myself into Maxine....she is my hero...LOL

Here I morphed my son AJ from his uniform into his fire gear...he loves it!!!

Here I made myself into a cartoon....I like the way this one came out...I did one of my kids too and sent it to them...they love theirs...

Well that is all the entertainment I have for tonight/early morning....Have a great monday and remember to HUG SOMEONE YOU LOVE.......PEACE!!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Well I have managed to put some of the pictures together for everyone to see of
the surprise visit by my boys at Easter...I tried to put in captions...but tonight I have no
patience for it...not feeling up to par to hassle with it....let me know what you think..and enjoy the



Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I have finally figured out how to share my scrapbook pages here without anyone needing the same program I have for creating them...took me a while but I never
give up. But before I get to that....I got bored recently and created me as an M&M.
Anyone can do it at the
M&M site.
I think the one with the bunny slippers looks like me the most...


Okay....if you make yourself an M&M let me know...I would love to see it!!!
Now below is a page I did of my hunnie and son after they came home from fishing a while back...I think you all have seen the picture before...but this is the digital scrapbook page I made for it for our family album...

okay....well I have been a bit under the weather lately....I think truly I have given myself an is driving me crazy...and then when I get bored from laying back on the recliner I do silly stuff online...I think I am losing my mind...LOL
Also my daughter has decided to add some more grey hair to my head....she has taken an interest in a boy who is 21 years old...GEEEEEEZ!!! Like I already do not have enough to worry about. We are suppose to meet this boy I think this saturday for dinner...he is a security guard for Disney..and loves to play dungeon and dragons...and I have no idea about anything else...Allen is NOT thrilled...but I try to not say NO because I do not want her to do anything behind my getting this boy involved with doing things with us, let's us keep an eye on him...I realize that Crystalyn will be 18 in September but still 21 seems a bit too old but we will see.
Allen went shrimping a couple of nights ago and brought home over 5 pounds of shrimp...last night we cooked them all...ate some and have a tonleft over...I will upload pics of that next just hurts my stomach too much to sit at the puter right now for a long period of time...I think I am falling apart...darn it!!!!

HUG those you LOVE......PEACE!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007


This speech at the convocation at VT truly touched my heart...she inspired everyone to remember Hokie was a short, deep, meaningful and to the point!!! A few more VT images to snag if you want them.

Professor Nikki Giovanni speaks

at Convocation, April 17, 2007.

We are Virginia Tech.

We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on, we are embracing our mourning.

We are Virginia Tech.

We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again.

We are Virginia Tech.

We do not understand this tragedy. We know we did nothing to deserve it, but neither does a child in Africa dying of AIDS, neither do the invisible children walking the night away to avoid being captured by the rogue army, neither does the baby elephant watching his community being devastated for ivory, neither does the Mexican child looking for fresh water, neither does the Appalachian infant killed in the middle of the night in his crib in the home his father built with his own hands being run over by a boulder because the land was destabilized. No one deserves a tragedy.

We are Virginia Tech.

The Hokie Nation embraces our own and reaches out with open heart and hands to those who offer their hearts and minds. We are strong, and brave, and innocent, and unafraid. We are better than we think and not quite what we want to be. We are alive to the imaginations and the possibilities. We will continue to invent the future through our blood and tears and through all our sadness.

We are the Hokies.

We will prevail.

We will prevail.

We will prevail.

We are Virginia Tech.


Thursday, April 19, 2007


The news about the horrific tragedy at Virginia Tech has been dominating the just breaks my heart to hear about all those beautiful people. I cannot even begin to understand what the families, friends, students or faculty must be going through...I remember being in college and the big thing was if you were a female - do not walk late at night by yourself...always walk in pairs....NEVER in a million years would anyone thought that this kind of insanity could take place...May God keep them all so close to his heart....

Below are some VT graphics that have been shared with me and I wanted to pass them along in case anyone wanted to use them in their journals/blogs/web pages or emails...

Feel free to snag away....just make sure you save them to your hard drive!!!!
HUG SOMEONE YOU LOVE...the world is just too crazy!!!


This one was personalized for me....We will always remember VT!!!


Monday, April 16, 2007


What a crazy week or so....first of course I told you all that my son surprised us with a visit right before Easter...I also told you all that he and my hunnie went down south to visit a very sick Aunt....well that was a bust because they could not meet up with her...however...I said they were on their way back...but of course what happens to us as always...our car broke down....GEEEEEZZ!!!!!! I just could not believe it....they had to get my hunnie's brother to bring them back here without our car and then hunnie and Eric quick fixed (which it still needs work) the blazer to go tow our car back home...if it is not one thing with us it is another....
The bad news is that our car now needs a motor...I am NOT a happy camper. But what else is new. Then as the week went along...Crystalyn became sick fast...a cold hit her like a ton of bricks...she wound up missing two days of school...on friday, Eric went to her school in uniform to pick her up early so that he could say Hi to his old teachers and Crystalyn could show him off sort of speak...they had a nice time.
Then as they were at the other son AJ called to say he was flying home...he has about 4 days of R&R coming to him and he is heading home...OMG...what a GREAT other surprise. So at least everyone would be here for one night together...AJ arrived friday evening and saturday afternoon Eric had to fly back to Arizona... So I could up the courage and we ALL went out for was grand....Golly--my boys can pack food away...and they are thin as rails. Well after eating we came home and Eric had to pack his stuff in the car to leave....AJ and Crystalyn took him to the airport...tears and hugs went was more painful this time to see him leave. It is getting more and more difficult to have them come home and leave again. The rest of the weekend...AJ and Crystalyn went crazy doing things like going to the beach and riding go-karts and shopping. Today AJ drove Crystalyn to school and it was his turn to say Hi to everyone and such...AJ leaves at 6 am tomorrow morning..what a whirlwind of a week....I will share pictures next time...just too tired to upload everything.

Just as a side note...the weather has been insane here...first too hot to even be outside and yesterday and today...chilly and windy...I wish it would make up its' mind.
Well that is about it for now.....HUG someone you LOVE...


Friday, April 13, 2007


I have never done one of these lil info question and answer things...but I went over to Cindy's blog and decided to give this one a try...

1. Where is your cell phone? next to me

2. Describe your boyfriend/girlfriend/S.O.? funny,intelligent,loving,motorfreak,biker,opinionated,
stubborn,fast thinker,advid reader,strong,great father,great hunnie

3. Your hair? short

4. Your mother? spoils me,great cook,big heart

5. Your father? my sounding board,traditional

6. Your favorite item? my puter

7. Your dream last night? do not remember

8. Your favorite drink? mountain dew

9. Your dream car? jeep no top

10. The room you are in? puter room

11. Your ex? mistake

12. Your fear? dying too soon, fire, people

13. What do you want to be in 10 years? alive,active

14. Who did you hang out with last night? my hunnie and daughter

15. What you’re not? thin,healthy

16. The last thing you did? checked on dogs

17. What are you wearing? shorts and t-shirt

18. Your favorite book? anything inspirational and john grisham

19. The last thing you ate? dinner...boneless chicken

20. Your life? scary

21. Your mood? content

22. Your friends? loyal,real,would die for them

23. What are you thinking about right now? my son flying in  

24. Your car? other son has it picking up daughter at school

25. What are you doing at the moment? typing out my answers

26. Your summer? hoping to enjoy it

27. Your relationship status? together going on 14 years

28. What is on your TV? craft show

29. When is the last time you laughed? this morning

30. Last time you cried? this morning

31. School? graduated college someone else really needs to try this..
Hug someone you LOVE


Tuesday, April 10, 2007


This is going to be a fairly quick entry I think...just wanted to share some easter news with everyone.

Last saturday...Allen, our daughter and I were just hanging out in the puter room. Just pondering about grocery shopping and things we needed. We were also watching drag racing marathon on espn...we like you all probably already know we live next to a racing track. Through out the day I was thinking how my boys loved to race at the track. Well all of a sudden we heard a knock at the front door...(to be honest-it makes me crazy to have people just drop by...nothing in this neighbor is normal...and of course being agoraphobic...people make me nuts). Well for almost a minute...Allen and I heard nothing and of course I get nervous!!! All of a sudden...this bellowing voice comes through the door and who should appear but my son Eric...OMG OMG OMG...all I could do was scream and jump up and hug him to no end. Then of course I cried because I just did not understand why he was here...when the day before I was talking to him online...he was in the barracks in Arizona. Well Allen's Aunt is dying of cancer and we have known that for a while....HOWEVER she has refused any further treatment so the cancer is spreading EXTREMELY quickly and the doctors only give her weeks...maybe a month or two...but that is pushing it...well of course the red cross informs my son and my son decides he wants to take emergency family leave and see her while she is alive and not at her funeral (he does not deal with death very well)...but truly he told us he was EXTREMELY homesick and just wanted to be around family. What a REAL blessing! It made easter wonderful.

Late sunday night Eric and his dad left for down south to see his aunt and pick up the rest of Eric's belongings that he has down there...they had a lot of errands to run down there and Eric has a mustang car down there that he is letting his uncle use that needs a bit of tweaking that he is going to fix...As of this moment they are on their way home...Eric has said his good byes to everyone down there...he will be here until Saturday when he has to fly back to Arizona. He is also thinkingof changing his MOS...(his job) because the interrogation field is taking forever to start...there is always an excuse to start another group...too much army red tape...and Eric just wants to get going with his army life...he is thinking of mechanics but has an official name but I have no idea what that is right now. Well...just wanted to share our good news and surprise visit...more details to come.

HUG someone you LOVE

Sunday, April 8, 2007



Monday, April 2, 2007


Sorry....I know I disappeared yet again...not feeling all that grand lately...SLEEPING joints have been hurting ALOT I have just been vegging in front of the TV.
Well I could NOT get my hunnie moving on the redesigned puter/craft room...SO - my daughter and I have taken over the extra is next to the puter room we are using now....I am having this strange idea to knock down the wall between the two rooms and just make it a HUGE puter and craft room...the only draw back is that we will not have a spare bedroom for guests...but at this that such a bad thing?
So my daughter and I have just spend the last three days bringing in all our supplies that are sprawled all over the house...and we still cannot find everything...and playing with altered things...really nice and relaxing...She is so amazes me. I hope when I grow up I can be just like her.

I was bored so I took this blog quiz below...I am sure my mom would be proud of me to know that her daughter still has manners.


You Have Good Manners 86% of the Time
You manners are perfect. You always carry yourself with class.
You know how to be considerate toward everyone - even if they aren't considerate to you.
Remember to HUG those you LOVE!!!