Sunday, August 31, 2008

To Market, To Market

It is a must that when you visit Olympia you also visit the Farmer's Market. I go to the market for a couple specific items: beef jerky trail mix, goat cheese and fruit. If I'm there in the winter, it's a must that I get a Christmas wreath for the front of our house as well. This was one of the first times I've been there in the summertime, and it was a treat! The market is filled with beautiful flowers and the peaches and nectarines are to die for.

While there I got myself a new wallet! The wallet was made by Amy Healy of Tender Roni. She makes handmade vinyl accessories and they are sooo cute. Lucky for you, she also sells them online so be sure to check out her Etsy store and get one for yourself. I got the large wallet.

Lucky for you blogger won't upload this picture in the right direction so if you just tilt your head ever so much to the right the wallet will look normal! I also took a picture of the inside, but then realized that you could read my credit card numbers and see my DMV lioness hairdo picture so I opted to leave that off!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Actual People!

The only other few pictures that I have that don't include my dog are my niece and nephew. They are apparently my two other favorite crazy animals! Some time with them is always sure to bring some good stories and memories. Let's meet them shall we?

The first is Andrea

She would be the one with the wavy hair doing a little jig! She's taking Irish Dancing right now and was demonstrating some of her moves for us. Andrea started the third grade today, she has grown so fast so quick and is quite the little lady now. She loves to cook and was my sue chef this weekend when I made a lasagna.

Next we have Hayden Hayden is the Evil Knievel of the bunch. His favorite thing to do this weekend was to "jump" his bike off of the ramp that Mike made. It was hilarious! He starts kindergarten in a week and boy those teachers better watch out.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Another go....

Let me start by saying that we might as well call the pictures that I took in Washington "What Whisky did on his summer vacation." They are all pictures of him! Man, I'm an obsessed mom!
Anyway, back to the blog story. Bill's sister Lorrie lives right in front of Burfoot Park. The beauty of this is you walk through the park and are on the beach! It's a gorgeous green walk, and I'm proud to say that I managed to make it. There are alot of stairs on the walk so it was quite a challenge. We went down with the other doggies, Jake and Bailey. Our hope was that these two water loving hounds would encourage Whisky to get out there. It kind of worked, but our lab still will not swim. He would run out into the water and as soon as he got a little too deep he'd come running back. He liked it though so I think with time he will be swimming with the big dogs! He definitely got soaking wet and full of sand.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Today we spent about 9 hours in the car to get to our final destination of Olympia, WA. We stayed in Redding last night to visit with Bill's brother and family and to help cut the drive a little shorter. The stretch from Sac to Redding is the worst part!

The longest Whisky has been in a car before this trip is about 1.5 hours, so 9 hours was definitely going to be a test. We put his bed in the backseat and the summary of Whisky's trip goes something like this: 9 hours of sleep. The end. What a good little car traveler! I had fun snapping pictures of him asleep in the back, most of which have him lying on his back completely sprawled out. This is my favorite one though!
Yes, this picture is in the correct direction, I do not have it turned upside down! What a lazy dog!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

On the road again....

Today Bill, Whisky and myself will be leaving for Olympia, Washington! Bill has some sisters up there and just a niece/nephew or two that we like visiting! Ok, there are really 13 people up there we like visiting. Man, I hope I counted right or one family member is sitting there right now wondering which one I don't like!

We try to get up to Washington at least once a year for a visit. That rarely happens in the summer so it will be nice to get up there for a different rainy season! Actually, seeing how it's going to be 110 here this week I am ready to be anywhere that is not as hot as a pre-heated oven.

Last time we went to Olympia I couldn't walk, and spent most of the time either on the couch or shuffling up the stairs on my rear. Needless to say, this time should be a whole lot better! I will have plenty of time to walk down to the beach, relax, drink, relax, shop at Archi's, relax, eat, relax and think about what my next move is going to be when I get home.

See, what I haven't told you all yet (or most of you anyway) is that I no longer have a job. Good ol Java City said Bon Voyage to their limpy staff member so now I am disabled and unemployed! Well, not as disabled anymore, but that made you have even more sympathy for me didn't it?! Actually I really don't want the sympathy. I'm ready to move on, and even more ready after this whole situation. So, while I'm in Washington my lovely friend Kerri is working on my resume to make it oh so perfect and then I will be on the job hunt like a mad woman when I return. If you know of anything, or have any ideas then please let me know! I definitely want to find something that I really like doing. I've worked with Java City for 10 years and don't want to rush into something and end up settling.

So, I will blog when I can from Washington and probably Twitter even more. Hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lip Gloss Tutorial

Go and take a gander at the Sacramento Craft Mafia blog for a great lip gloss tutorial. Why is it great? Well, cause I posted it of course! Oh..and because it's super easy.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sonnet Monday

OK, so I've been slacking a bit on the Sonnet Sunday. I think with traveling lately I just keep forgetting. So, it's another entry of Sonnet Monday! Hope you enjoy this weeks, or last weeks, poem!

Simple Time
Last night I lay to dream of a simple time.
A time work free,
a time of naps,
a time of childhood.
All the cares of today vanish,
tied up with ribbons around pigtails.
A life of tights and dresses,
climbing trees with the boys.
"I'll show you mine if you show me yours."
Age made that game unfair.
I'm not lifting my skirt anymore.
Learning life lessons on Sesame Street.
The forgot to teach me about
ABC's and 123's won't get me through this day.
Rain rain go away doesn't make the rain stop.
Awakening to memories of that little girl
She's still here,
playing in a hide and seek world.
Am I waiting to be found?
Am I seeking something hidden long ago?
I got tagged and I'm still it.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cozy Feet

Months ago I attended a Stitch and Bitch knitting night at Tupelo. I had a great time, but have never been able to get myself back. I have however kept in touch with a fellow knitter/crocheter named Ruth. When I saw the stuff that Ruth made I realized that there was a level of knitting that was so much higher that I would probably spend years trying to get to. Her stuff was amazing! Ruth also keeps a blog and it was through this blog that I saw she was making the cutest crocheted Mary Janes. I immediately asked her if I could hire her to make me a pair. The finished product is fantastic!
I've had these guys on my feet since I opened the box! They are the perfect thing for a pair of feet that are tired and dirty from camping (I did shower and wash my feet first of course.) They were made with a gorgeous orange colored yarn, with some yellow yard trimming the bottoms.
Thank you sooo soo much Ruth! The Mary Jane's are perfect...I will wear them proudly all the time!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


This weekend we are on our first camping trip with Whisky at Donner Lake. I wasn't sure how he would do camping. I mean, I figured he'd like it but I just wasn't sure if he would constantly be running off and how he would like sleeping in the tent. Simply put, Whisky loves camping! He's not a big wanderer and only had to be put on the leash every now and then to keep him in our spot. There were some dogs in the site next door and he had a tendency to head over there to try and check them out. He was even lucky enough to get his mouth on one of their full food bowls. Here's this huge rottweiler, huge golden doodle and what looked like a giant wolf watching this small lab devour their food. He's lucky he didn't get mauled!

Whisky loved camping because there was so much wood and dirt for him to chew on. It was like dog heaven for him. He loved being outside and watching all the people and chipmunks go by. He loved sleeping in the tent on top of our pillows or curled up right in the middle of the "Ball sandwich." What Whisky didn't like was the like. Our water dog lab is no water dog. He went in the water once and as soon as he couldn't stand he was out of there and was not returning. I'm sure he will grow out of this, but our dreams of a dog leaping off the Donner Lake Piers after a tennis ball have been replaced by a dog that lounges on the pier sleeping all day in the warming sun!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tooth Fairy!

Whisky is NOTORIOUS for going and getting things outside and then bringing them inside to chew on. His preference is dirt clods and bark, but he branches out to other items. When Whisky has something he's not supposed to it is written all over his face. As soon as you make eye contact with him he looks guilty. Trying to be the smarter of the two of us, he has started picking up a toy to try and hide the fact that he has something else deeper in his mouth. I'll make eye contact and he'll run as fast as he can to the nearest toy, pick it up (while still keeping his ultimate treasure hidden) and then look at me like, "What? I'm only chewing on this wonderful Kong?!" It's pretty funny actually, but I'm happy to say I am the smarter one. All I have to do to get whatever he is hiding out is offer some sort of treat for trade. This can be a dog treat, or even just a piece of ice.

Today Whisky had something in his mouth that sounded like a rock. When I offered up the trade he spit the item out and on closer inspection I realized it was a tooth! Whisky has been losing his teeth for quite some time now, but I thought all the babies were out. I've never found another tooth, I think he just swallows them. Since I found this one I think I will put it under his pillow tonight so he can get a goody from the tooth fairy tomorrow. If you think I'm kidding about the pillow, I'm not. This dog LOVES to put his head on a pillow and crash out.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Goods

I guess it isn't really fair to talk about the stuff I got in Texas and not show you some of it! So, here are some of my favorite items.
The first is the printer press drawer. This is what printers stored all their keys in. All the little items you see inside are things I also picked up in Texas. The dark items are keys that came with the drawer. Then there is an old fishing lure, some vintage bottles (the blue one is my favorite), a couple of vintage souvenir spoons and a cute button that has a picture of myself and my cousin on it when we were little This is now hanging in my dining room and just waiting for more items to put inside!
I obviously couldn't go to Texas and not bring home a set of salt and pepper shakers to add to the collection! The sunflowers are the shakers and you can remove them from the green stump. They are so retro ugly! I love it!
I got this candle holder in Whitesboro at a store called Chicks Dig It. This store was soo cute and soo western. I loved the antique look of the wood and now I just need a candle to go in it!
Nothing says "Roar" quite like a pair of sunglasses with Tigers on them! Especially when they look cute on and only cost $5. This Sam Moon place was incredible. It was basically the size of Ross or Marshalls and was full of purses, wallets, accessories, jewelry, etc. I could have spent alot more time in there and alot more money but my knee was killing me and my wallet was getting thin. Speaking of wallets... I picked up this little number there for $9! These clutch wallets are my favorite type and nothing said tacky like orange glitter so I had to have it. I'm going to have to go back to Texas just for this store!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Homeward Bound

Today I got home from my big Texas adventure! I had a great time and hope to take more trips with my Mom in the future. Here are some things I've learned from my Texas visit...

1. There is GREAT food in Texas! From Cackle and Oink to Mama's Daughter's Diner to Pappasito's. I've had some of the best bbq and biscuits that I've ever had in my life. I'm seriously suffering from a food hangover.

2. There is GREAT shopping in Texas! Old Town McKinney had amazing antiques, The Stockyards had amazing western wear and Sam Moon has a warehouse of purses. Let's just say that I went with one suitcase and came home with two suitcases and a box!

3. Everyone says "Y'all." Even if they don't have an accent they say it. Those that do have an accent are so fun to listen to.

4. Crazy Freeways! I felt like I was driving in Southern California where everything is a freeway or highway of some sort. They curve and twist all over the place. It can be maddening!

5. If you have a TomTom or some other navigational system..take it! It will help you with number 4. Keep in mind though, be nice to your TomTom or he won't be nice to you. You have to respect that thing. Offer him some take out, tell him thank you when he gets you to your destination. Oh, and if you put him in Spanish it makes the drive sexier! Although you might get lost!

6. I have come up with a theory on cows with horns. I see alot of commercials for the happy california cows and I really think it's because our cows have no horns. I'm thinking big horns for cows is like big boobs for women. You think you want them, but once you have them they are just heavy and weigh you down causing back aches and trouble. Just look at the sad face of this cow, it's hard to just keep it's head up!
No wonder bra is going to help this sucker out! Thanks Texas, I had a great time!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Texas Friends

I went to a school called Trajan when I was in 4th and 5th grade and while there I had a friend named Sarah. After I left we lost touch until about roughly 7 years ago. This great website came out called and through this website Sarah found me. We've been keeping in touch through email ever since. In this time she's gotten married, moved to Texas and had a baby girl named Kate. You've heard me talk about Kate before because she has a groovy blog that I check out. While in Texas I met up with Sarah and Kate for breakfast. I'm so glad that we have kept in touch, and it's really pretty amazing if you figure we haven't seen each other face to face in over 20 years! It was so nice seeing her and Kate is adorable...even cuter than she is in her blog. She and I had fun playing with butter and jelly packets.

Thanks for getting in touch with me all those years ago Sarah! I'm glad we got to catch up. Let's not make it 20 more years before we see each other again!! Keep on blogging Kate!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Texas Style

So far Texas has been an absolute blast. After spending some time at my Grandma's, my mom and I headed to the Dallas area to check out the sites. Today we went to The Stockyards, where I saw my first cowboy and then to the Texas Motor Speedway so I could pick up some souv's for my hubby and boyfriend. There will be some good photos as soon as I get motivated to add them from my camera. There has been some GREAT shopping in Texas and I'm now going home with two suitcases. I absolutely love the accents here for sure, and everyone is soo nice! There's another weird thing that happens. As soon as you walk off the plan you instantly have big hair and wear the American flag. This is what I looked like the minute I walked off the plane.

Ha! No, that's not true. I still have dark short hair and haven't worn a stitch of red/white and blue. I figured since you don't get Sonnet Sunday today I would at least give you a ridiculous picture of myself. See, back in 1993 I had this long/uncolored virgin hair. I was "hippy-ish" and spent most of my days in tshirts, jeans and birkenstocks with my all one length hair hanging straight as a board. For my senior picture, my mom thought it would be fun to do Glamour Shots. Boy, was it glamorous. This is the tamer of the pictures, one of which includes a black boa like shawl. Needless to say there were only a couple of peeps that got one of these delightful pictures and Grams was one of them. I haven't even seen this picture since probably 1994 and I probably don't need to see it again for at least another 10 years or until I decide to try out for Mrs. America..whichever comes first. Is there even a Mrs. America? Or is it Miss America? I guess once you get married you are disqualified cause you're a married old bag!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Just a little gourd.

My grandma has been painting as a hobby for the last couple years. She has this great craft room off the back of her house and of course I had to find something to do. I saw a cute little gourd and thought I would take my crack at painting. I wanted to do something that had a country feel to it so I went with a chicken. I'm going to stick to making my button stuff, but I did have fun painting! Here is my masterpiece.....

Friday, August 15, 2008


Well, I've stooped to a new level. I now have a dog that is enrolled in daycare! Since Whisky is used to spending the days with me, and still needs someone to come let him out at lunch we decided that the best bet was to take him to daycare. There's this great place down the street from our house that offers daycare service for dogs. This way, he'll get lots of activity and playtime with other dogs and Bill won't have to worry about trying to get home for lunch or if he has to work late. The nice part for me is I can check in through the "Doggie Cam" and see how he's doing during the day. It gives me my shot of Whisky each day! In the morning he is usually hoping around like a nutcase and playing with all the other dogs. In the evenings it's very obvious that he is wiped out! It's nice to know he's being taken care of, he even gets snacks of fruits and veggies during the day. What a spoiled pooch.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Privacy Please!

For some reason when I travel with my Mom we end up running across the most unique toilets. In Florida there was the double toilet, one for a full size adult and the other a child size. I have to admit though that this toilet in Oklahoma takes the cake. Perhaps it actually takes the fried pie since that is what we stopped for! Not only did the toilet have two stalls with no doors, and a mirror hanging in perfect view for a gynecological exam while also had a little window in between the two stalls. Perhaps this is easy access to pass your neighbor toilet paper if they run out? Perhaps when you are having that deep heart to heart and face to face conversation you don't want to be interrupted by walls when you are peeing? I guess only the fried pie makers in Oklahoma really know!

P.S. Lucky for you I didn't post the shot that had half of my ass hanging out on the other side. You can thank me later!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hey Y'all!

Today I'm getting on a plane to fly to Texas. My mom and I are taking a trip together to see my Grandma and do a little site seeing. She lives in a town called Whitesboro so we're spending part of the time there and the other time in the Ft.Worth/Dallas area. I'm excited about the trip and also nervous about the trip. The last two times I've been on a flight somewhere I've come back with jacked up knees and blood clots so I can't say that going far from home has been a highlight this past year. I have to get over it though and just hop on that plane like the frequent flyer that I once was. I'm also really going to miss the hubby and the pup!

As for blogging, I'm not sure how it's going to go! I think I'll have some computer access, but not sure how often. I'll try to get some posts in when I can. I will definitely be updating Twitter since I can do that from my phone. You can follow me around that way if you are feeling really lonely! Ha!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Zoo

Yesterday my sis and brother in law needed a little alone time so I took my nephew Ethan to the zoo. It's been a LONG time since I've been to the zoo and I must say it will probably be a while till I go back. One good thing is it's on the small side so a youngster has seen the whole zoo by the time he gets bored. One bad thing is it's on the small side and there's not much to see. There were no Elephants, Lions (or cats period for that matter), Bears or Hippos! My favorite is the Hippo so it was quite disappointing. Ethan on the other hand could care less about the animals. He was more concerned that we would get to ride the train, which I didn't even know they had by the way. So, we walked around for about an hour, he played on the giant slide/walkway for about an hour and then it was off to the train. This was definitely the highlight for him!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Come Craft With Me!

Please come join the Sacramento Craft Mafia on Tuesday August 12th at the Java Lounge for a little coffee/tea...and a little crafting!

Stacey of Bouton Blue will be showing us how to make some cute elastic vintage button rings. She will be providing elastic and some buttons. You will want to bring the following supplies:

Sewing Needle (standard size that can fit in buttons holes)
Buttons (the kind with 2-4 holes in them)
Thread (White recommended)

If buttons are not your thing please don't hesitate to come out anyway.
Bring WHATEVER craft floats your boat...just come out and hang with us!

Java Lounge2416 16th Street Sacramento
August 12, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sonnet Sunday

The following poem pretty much summarizes the way that I feel today. I woke up this morning and knew it was Sonnet Sunday but I put off posting and put off posting. In fact, it's amazing I'm going to get this on here today! I looked through my book of poems and figured this was the best one for how I felt.

Side note just because...when I went to post this I noticed that previous to this post I have a total of 666 posts.....ooooooo creepy!

I can't get anything done.
I start.
I stop.
I move on.
I start again.
Only to feel stop right around the corner.
Things don't end for me.
I just put them off for a later date.
I need a date.
Not one of the typical 365 days.
I need that extra day.
The one that no one has.
Just me.
I go on and the other world stops.
Maybe then I'd get my shit done.
I'm tumbling in a dryer.
Trying to stand ground.
Then it turns.
Flips me upside down.
My life just spins around me.
I'd like to write a piece.
I'd like to tell all the things I'd like to get done.
I don't have time.
Probably wouldn't finish it.
I'd like to show you what the stuff inside me looks like.
Ten you'd see the different colors that take shape.
But, that would take too long.
I think I have somewhere to be.
Maybe some other time.
I'd like to listen to all you have to say.
The knowledge and insight that churns in your head.
I'd like to keep it in mine.
Use it later.
Plagiarize your intelligence.
I can't sit still that long without interruption.
Too many things to do.
I want to start.
Oh, take that back.
I want to go.
No wait.
I want to see.
On the other hand.
I want to finish.
What it is.
I'm trying to say.
Not now.
Not enough time.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Taken back...

I've been a swimmer my whole life. Even when I don't swim, I know in my heart I am still a swimmer. There is just something about it. I can be overweight, I can be really skinny, I can even have a super jacked up knee but when I dive in that water I am a completely in shape normal person that can swim with the best of em. It's liberating really. I'm sure people who are really good at running feel the same way.

Of course when the summer Olympics comes around I have to watch some swimming. It's even more amazing for me to watch these athletes that are TRULY amazing get in there and swim like they are just taking a stroll down the street. There is one other factor though that draws me to it. It's the dripping wet boys! That swimmer body is a specimen to behold and there is no one that has done it better than Michael Phelps. Behold..
Yeah, that's it. At 6'4" this guy was born to swim and put on a Speedo. I know, some out there are very anti men in Speedos. I myself don't see it. OK, put a big hairy guy with 50 extra pounds in one and I want him to put some trunks on....but a 6'4" tall glass of water can wear a Speedo every day for all I care! As long as the Speedo doesn't look like this...

This version of the Speedo really grosses me out! With it's shear material here and there I find it more revealing than the tiny Speedo in the above picture. I sure hope that he doesn't wear one of these in the Olympics this year!

Friday, August 08, 2008


There are certain days in which you meet friends for dinner and two of you are dressed exactly the same. When this happens, hilarity in sues!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thank you Thank you!

As I said before, Rain of Rain's Embellishments is AWESOME! Her jewelry is soo pretty and I was lucky enough to score another piece of it this evening. Rain was nice enough to give me a pair of earrings to thank me for helping her out at the last show. This was so nice, and so unnecessary, and so nice! I saw a pair of these and loved them so it was so nice of her to remember this and give me a pair. Did I mention that it was so nice? If you also think it is so nice, then you should go and buy something from her! She actually added some new bracelets to her store recently. If you are in the area this weekend and would rather see her stuff in person, you can go check it out on Saturday in the McMartin Reality parking lot. She'll have a booth set up for 2nd Saturday. Make sure you have money though, you won't be able to walk away without buying something!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Well, just another pebble in the bucket for the year of pain! The toenail was "operated" on yesterday and they removed about 1/3 of it. We can just say that there won't be cute open toe shoes this summer. Overall the procedure wasn't that bad. Yeah, it's not the funnest getting a needle jabbed in your toe 7 times but now it feels better than it did before. Even with the nail missing it already feels 100% better. It's amazing how much those things hurt! I've decided to be nice again and save you from having to look at a picture. Instead I drew you a picture...
Yeah, that's kind of what it looks like. See my nails were painted black, and unfortunately I won't be able to take that polish off anytime soon. So I have a lovely contrast of black toenail and red flesh. It looks much more rock and roll in this drawing than it does in real life!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Not camping anytime soon? Well, here is a way that you can not camp but still have those delicious Smores from the comfort of your house. I have no idea why I didn't think of this sooner, but now that I have there is no doubt that these will be a dessert staple in our house. Here's what you need to make them:I know that when you are camping you typically don't put peanut butter on your Smores, but we're not camping are we? If you are allergic to peanuts, leave it out but we'll see why it comes in handy in a moment! First thing to do is pour some of the chocolate chips in a bowl and melt them in the micro for about 20 seconds or until they are softened.
Once these guys are soft, go ahead and smash them up! Some of them won't smash completely, but I assure you that it is OK and they will still taste delicious!
Once they are smashed up, spread them all over some graham crackers halves. Don't be stingy!
Now, on a clean graham half put a little dab of peanut butter. This is added to give your marshmallow something to stick too. In the microwave, mallows tend to get a little crazy! Don't you just love how I already have chocolate on my fingers? I promise I won't lick it off...well, maybe I will.
Stick your marshmallow to the peanut butter. See, I told you I'd lick it off!
Pop the marshmallow halves in the micro and nuc em for about 10 seconds. They don't need long at all. I'm so glad that I keep my microwave clean right now!
Now, smash your two halves together. I promise that you will want to make more than one of these. If you don't, you will later anyway.


Sunday, August 03, 2008

Sonnet Sunday

OK, fasten your seat belts for the ultimate of cheese. I'm not talking yummy goat or brie here people...I'm talking cheesy of the literature variety. I've talked about when I first started writing poetry, and how it was all rhymey and full of goodness. I have yet to share one of these beauties with you. Today is your lucky day, or unlucky day, it really depends on how you look at it. This is the FIRST poem that I ever wrote...oh back in 1989 when I was 13 and madly in love. With who? I have no idea. Honestly, I probably wrote this about one of the New Kids on the Block. Did it just get cheesier for you? After writing this poem I was certain that I would have a career with Hallmark. Strap in and enjoy the ride for this untitled beauty!

Please God explain to me what this all really means.
Someone I want so very bad,
yet deep inside I know I can't have.
When I see him I feel so wonderful inside,
a feeling there is no way I can hide.
It is love? That is way people say,
or a feeling that will never go away.
But what is love, does anyone know?
Is it something internal that will forever grow?
Deep in your heart and what you feel inside,
but sometimes a pain that you cannot deny.
For him I feel an everlasting love,
sent to me from somewhere above.
Then reality comes and tells me
it will probably never be.
Then there is a pain that aches so bad,
sometimes bring tears that make me sad.
Why do I have these feelings for you,
when I know that this feeling will be shattered in two.
When someone comes between you and me,
and lights the passage that was meant for me.
To walk inside and show you the way,
so I can be with you night and day.
But with me these feelings I will carry.
Deep in my heart like a treasure I'll bury.
Then one day you will see,
just how much you mean to me.
With a loving embrace and your smiling face
my heart I will give you in a golden case,
that only you will have the key to
and we will love each other till our days are through.
Buried together side by side,
because of a feeling I just couldn't hide.

Oh my gosh, that is frightening. I hope if you have children, you locked them up before you read that. I apologize!

Saturday, August 02, 2008


I can't say that the year 2008 has been all that lucky for me. I have endured more pain this year than people should ever have to and unfortunately it seems to continue. A little over a month ago after a pedicure I got an ingrown toenail. I actually think it was there all along, but after the pedi it got "fired up" so to speak. It hurt, but within a couple days was gone and everything seemed A.O.K. About three weeks later, it flared up again, lasted a couple days and was gone. Low and behold on Wednesday it started to rear it's ugly head again. This time though, the pain just got worse and worse and by Thursday (at 3am, so technically Friday) I was up trying to perform surgery on it in my living room. This was probably the wrong idea! The infection quickly spread and the toe turned bright red and swollen to the knuckle. There were other things going on, but we'll not talk about those for fear that you will run to the hills. I called the Dr. and they said I needed to come in right away. The Dr. said it was very infected and probably needed a little operation, but we really had to get the infection gone first if possible. I was sent home with antibiotics, antibiotic cream and an Epsom salt regime. Today, the toe is better. It doesn't look ANY better and in fact looks a whole lot worse but it feels better and seems like the infection is coming out. I now probably have to go in on Monday or Tuesday and have my little "surgery." Really? Are you kidding me? More needles and cutting on my right leg? I know that it will feel better after but I am dreading giant needles coming towards my toe! Please send your well wishes.....AGAIN! In exchange I have opted NOT to take pictures of the toe and post them on the blog.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Vote for Whisky!

Good Day Sacramento is having a cutest pet contest so of course I had to enter Whisky! I mean look at him?! So, now Whisky needs your votes. Click on the following link to give Whisky a high rating so he can have a chance in the contest. You do have to create a login, but it will only take moments and Whisky will give you a kiss if you do!


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