Monday, October 30, 2006

A Crazy Idea?

I'm semi-famous for coming up with Crazy Ideas. When I say to Nickel, "I've got an idea" he looks around for something to hold on to because he knows I'm going to be a whirlwind of activity until it plays out. Sometimes my idea die as soon as they are spoken, other times they take on a life of their own.

My latest, crazy idea is about Thanksgiving. It's coming up as quick as can be you know. Well, a few days ago Nickel suggested we invite my folks up for Turkey Day then we added his mom and uncle to the guest list but now... Now I have this crazy idea of inviting all my aunts, uncles, and cousins. When my grandmother was alive we met at her one bedroom house (as many as 30 but usually closer to 20) and we loved it. We learned to dress in layers because that many people in one house with the oven going tends to get warm. But I loved it. Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve were my favorite times of the year. Since 1997 we haven't been together for a holiday and every year I find myself more and more sad. But this year...But this year I have this crazy idea of inviting my whole family, which is closer to 40 now. But you can't tell Nickel, ok? I haven't had a chance to mention it to him. Oh, he'll be fine with the idea. I might leave out the number of people I'm inviting because he doesn't realy like crowds but I know that many people won't show up. But it'd be really cool if they did.

Well, I'm off to get ready for work. I must stay focused here. If I plan to do anything I better do my work so I can plan, right? Oh, if you're religious please pray for me. If you're not, just think happy thoughts for me, ok? Thanks.

I'll keep you updated if there's anything to post.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Phriday Photo

I'm not really looking for captions this week. I just thought you might enjoy some pictures I recieved in an email this week.
This is actually my favorite one. We use to have an iguana named Mickey Mouse (Peanut named him when she was 2 so what do you expect). I miss that little guy. The lizard in the picture isn't an iguana but just reminds me of one.

May the force be with you young jedi masters!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A little distracted

Ok ya'll. I've been a little distacted lately. You may have noticed I'm not commenting very often but...I have an excuse. I really do.

You see, Elizabeth is pregnant. She's not sure if it's her husband, Lucky's baby or her ONS Jason. Me, I want it to be Jason's because I love Jason. Jason's life is dangerous, but he can protect Elizabeth and her children (she already has the cutest little boy Cameron). Lucky is a druggie who got Maxie knocked up and I just can't forgive him for that. Yeah, Jason is still in love with Sam. And I like Sam, but she's got her own issues with her mother and her ONS with her step-father. Jason just needs to let Sam go and go back to Liz, who he's had an on again off again relationship for 9 years.

Then there's Lulu, poor thing, she ended up pregnant after tricking Dillon into being with her when really he was in love with Georgie. Lulu had an abortion and really needs her mother right now. But her mother, Laura has been in a catatonic state for the last four years. However Dr. Robin Scorpio has told Luke about an experiemental drug that might reverse Laura's condition. Luke instructed Dr. Robin and Dr. Hottie Patrick Drake to give Laura this experiemental drug yesterday. Will it work? I hope so! Lucky, one of Laura's sons knew that Luke was considering this experiemental drug but didn't say anything to his sister Lulu or half brother Nic. They found out yesterday and I'm sure they're going to be a little ticked off. This drug could make their mother worse. It's a waiting game. If she does wake up she's going to be a bit confused. Lulu was just a girl the last time she spent time with Laura, Nic has a new son, and Lucky...well, I've already discussed the mess his life is in.

So, that's what's got me distracted. I hope you understand.

Monday, October 23, 2006

My day off

Cindy said...
Inquiring minds want to know...what you decided on?

Well, Cindy, since you asked I'll tell you. Saturday morning Nickel didn't get out the door until close to 10 am so my day didn't really start until then. It's not I couldn't have gone out for coffee without him, I just didn't want to. I got dressed and just spent the morning relaxing. After he left I went to the ATM, drained the account (just kidding, but I did get some money) and went shopping. My first and really, only stop was at Lowes. There I found the color I wanted to paint Peanut's room. "Bonita Berry", it's a Dora color. Very bold. So bold I could only do one wall pink.

But standing there I saw an aqua color that I just fell right in love with, it's name was Cool Aqua. Here's a couple of pictures I took this morning. I was sitting down trying to get a good angle. I missed. Oh well. You'll just have to deal with it, I'm not going to take a million pictures of my living room just to find the perfect angle! The lighting at 7:30 am isn't the greatest either.

I was actually pretty sacred after the first coat that all my green plants (like the calla lily pictured here) and it's pot would clash, but in real life it doesn't. I guess the aqua paint and the greens have similar under-tones that they actually look pleasing to the eye. Even the blue chair looks fine sitting next to the wall. Of course the pictures don't do it justice. You'll just have to take my word for it or come over and see it for yourself!

The pink in Peanut's ballerina pictures (taken last year for Christmas) really pop and my hallway is red and the look good together. Who knew that red and aqua were actually nice compliments to each other. Well, obviously the last bride I had because those were her colors and impressed me. The hall has been red for several years now. I would have never chosen the aqua to go next to the red without seeing them in the wedding last month.

So, that's basically what I did on my day off. I painted two of my living room walls and one of Peanuts. While the paint dried I watched Pride and Prejudice and Just Like Heaven. I also watched several TLC programs and cleaned other parts of the house. I was very very relaxed and ready for the work week to start on Monday. I might let the two of them go out of town again someday. Just not soon, I like the rest of my walls. :-)

Friday, October 20, 2006

What will I do?

Oh, this is a once in a life-time post I am sure. So Peanut is in Tulsa playing with her Grandma until Sunday. Thank you Jesus for Fall Break! And tomorrow morning Nickel's leaving for Kansas City. He's going with a bunch of guys from work to go watch a Chief's game.

So, for the first time since...well, let me think...since the end of April 1999, I will be home alone tomorrow.

I hesitated posting about this because I don't know if ya'll are stalkers, but then I thought, why would anyone stalk me? I mean, come on, this is me we're talking about. And are stalkers really bright enough to find and read my blog if I never use my or my family's really real names? I talk about Enid, but it's a pretty big town and most of Enid doesn't know where I live so why would any of you, especially since most of my readership is in the northwestern part of the US and Southwestern part of Canada. Hmm... did I have a point to all this?

Oh, yes I did.

Ok, so I need your help. I tried to talk AJ into coming for a visit, but she has to go get Cheese and stuff from the Indians so that's a no go.

I thought about painting my living room while Nickel was gone (I usually do a "while you were out" project when he's gone like this- last time I bought and built a bookshelf, hung up some shelves and pictures). But I can't decide on a color. I thought about painting two of Peanut's walls pink because she beggs every chance she gets for a pink room (it's purple with lots of pink stuff in it). But because of the wreck totalling my car, having to buy a new car, TT&L for the new car, and a $144 "failure to yeild" ticket, I'm a little short on blowing money, so that's a no go.

My only other options for this weekend are
1. Shampooing the carpets in my house. It's needed, but gee, when am I ever going to have a whole day to myself?
2. Lounging on the couch in my pjs watching Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Just Like Heaven, Sweet Home Alabama, 2 Weeks Notice, 40 First Dates, and all the other chick flicks I have. But that almost seems like a waste of a perfectly good day that I could get "something" accomplished.

So, readers (READ: THE POINT) what should I do on my 1-day-this-might-not-happen-again-for 20-years-so-make-the-best-of-it-day off from being a mom and wife?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Quote of the Day

"Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."
-Paul Rodriguez

Monday, October 16, 2006

The bad news...with a twist of good

Yes, faithful readers, I was in a car accident Friday. It was my fault because the sun is not liable even when it obstructs vision. I was heading south. I had a stop sign, which I stopped at, looked east and got a big eyeful of sunshine. The west bound truck did not have a stop sign. It wasn't until I heard the sound of metal crunching did I see him. The kid (he's just in highschool) had sped up to make the light and didn't see me pull out. I of course got the ticket for failure to yeild and he got a pass to school and no ticket. That's fine, he really didn't do anything wrong and he couldn't have been going terribly fast for there to only be this much damage. Poor kid, he was nice and so was his dad who showed up a few minutes after the accident. Neither of them yelled at me or acted immaturely which I appreciated because I was a basket case until Nick showed up about 25 minutes later (he works out of town and took a little while to get to me). Here's what my car looks like now. The body shop guys were nice enough to put some plastic over the non-exsitant window to protect it from the rain.

See how the wheel's going to the inside? That's the result of a bent strut. The wheel itself is in actually pretty good condition. The door is made of plastic so it popped out making it look better then it is. It's torn so the door would have to be replaced... if they didn't total it, which we're 99.998% sure they will.

Again, I'm fine. I was really sore on Saturday which made Peanut's soccer game almost unbearable (especially since my chair was still in the back of the camaro and the body shop was closed so we couldn't go get it) and then we went car shopping. Here's the one I'm buying. I should be able to pick it up tomorrow if everything goes well. Believe it or not, it's not a Chevrolet and it's not a camaro. It's a Nissan Maxima. I might name her Maxie... but then again maybe not. She's white, but there's a pearl color to her paint which the picture gives not justice for. I know I know, pigs and monkeys are flying somewhere in the world right now!

Saturday we took a little break from the car shopping to let Peanut do something fun. For the low low price of free she got to play in dirt and plant this airplane plant. I don't know what happened to the pansies but she was just as happy with this one. She first named it Airplane, but now is leaning more towards Roger. I have NO clue where she came up with that name. Most of the time she names things after her friends, but I haven't heard of a Roger before. I think it fits the plant though. It should grow beautifully with her saying, "Hello Roger" every morning.

Blogger seems to think I've met my image quota for the day and won't let me upload the pictures of Peanut and Roger so I'll have to try again later. Thanks for all your well wishes!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Well, the good news is...

...I had just dropped Peanut off at school so I was alone. one was hurt.

...a really nice lady stopped and helped me out by calling the police and making sure I was ok.

...Peanut was at school.

...Nickel knows every salvage, tow, paint, and repair place in the county. one was hurt. glass holds together pretty well. one was hurt.

...the wheel isn't bent.

...Peanut wasn't there because I couldn't have taken care of her because I was having an emotional break down myself.

The bad be continued...


Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I love the leaves turning their beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. I love bringing out my snuggly clothes and laying in bed or on the couch with a good book (like Pride and Prejudice). I love the crispness of the air as the temperature starts to descend and I love that it's not quite cold yet. I fall in love with the blueness of the sky each October as it seems to be more brilliant even if just for a moment. But that's just the kinda girl I am. I love fall, hate winter (it's too cold for me).

Peanut is a girl of summer. She loves long days. She loves playing outside for hours. She loves wearing tank tops and shorts. She doesn't like fall so much. Oh, she likes breaking out the winter wardrobe but she'd rather not actually wear it everyday. She needs to feel the warm sun on her skin. This hasn't exactly been the week of warm sun. While I'm enjoying the cooler weather she's not. She's been very agitated this week and I think it has a lot to do with the lack of warm weather in her life. I hope she adjusts to this weather quickly (because I'm not ready for her to start tanning just for the warmth)!

I am trying to teach her that there are good things about fall. The first cup of hot chocolate (I need to go buy a new thermos for this weekend's soccer game), snuggling on the couch to watch a good movie, planting pansies that will survive long after the other flowers in our lives fade away. In fact, for those of you in the area Plants A Plenty is holding a free fall workshop for kids this weekend. You have to call and register them so look the number up if you want to go. Peanut is going. They're going to get to play in dirt and plant some of those pansies for free! I'm sure this is to get the parents there so they'll buy stuff while waiting on their cherub faced children. I'll probably work too. I'm a sucker when it comes to flowers...if you haven't guessed.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


You know what I hate? I hate when I'm in a great mood and I feel like I'm on top of the world and nothing's going to pull me down then just a few days later I've lost all my motivation and I turn into a lazy couch potato. What's up with that? Why is that?

So, that's what I've been doing for the last couple of days. Sure I managed to go to the grocery store tonight, but only because I wanted some better food then I had in my cubbords.

I want to loose weight, who doesn't? I get all motivated and exercise like it's going out of style then all of a sudden I'm too tired or it just doesn't sounds appealing to me.

Anyway, I hope ya'll are doing well and staying motivated. Maybe I need a girls lunch out this week. Anyone intersted? I'd call you, but I'm too lazy.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Weekend Update

Hey Kids. Just got home and wanted to touch in with you all. It's been days since I last posted so I thought I'd make this extra special by including pictures!!! Hold on tight, the weekend will fly by and be over before you know it!
First off, here's me and the Peanut as we were heading east Thursday night. Nickel was driving and threatened to turn around if I took a picture of him driving a dodge. Shhh... don't tell him I told you about him driving a dodge. He's a Chevy man and pretty much dislikes the others.

Friday morning we took a little road trip to Greenleaf State Park near Fort Gibson (sorry Aunt Josefina we didn't have time to stop and say hi). Me thinks this will be our future vacation spot. This weekend would have been perfect for camping. It wasn't busy the weather was perfect. Too bad we didn't have time to fish.

Saturday was the big wedding. Here's a picture of me with the beautiful bride. Look... my dress zipped! The wedding was held at her parents house in Eastern Oklahoma. The weather could not have been more perfect, the couple more happy, or the weekend any better!

My brother and his wife dropped their three kids off at my parents house Saturday night. Caleb is autistic and kept wanting to go in the woods behind my parents house so after lunch today I went him, his big sister and Peanut on their "nature walk". There's a fence around my parent's land but that doesn't mean Caleb won't try to climb over it if left alone. My parents have about an acre and a half land and about half an acre behind their house is wooded. The kids love it as much as I did when I was growing up. They kept making up their own little "trails" which were nothing more then a clear spot surrounded by little trees adjacent to another clear spot.

Two tired little girls driving home after an exhausting weekend!