we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Friday, February 27, 2009

you're a winner for a lifetime

so quite a while back i mentioned fabric.com on my wee little blog. they noticed and are giving my readers $5 off their next order. just enter the coupon code blogbei. this coupon is only good until march 5th, so hop on over there and take a look. it is a one time coupon with no minimum order. hope you guys have a rockin weekend.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

hold me like you'll never let me go

thanks for the bits of advice on belly discomfort. i think it is just one of those joys of pregnancy. I'm learning to take it a bit easier, this is quite difficult for me. the hubby made it home last night, and her heiness has refused to be away from him. he had been gone since Monday morning. i gave the booties to the new mommy and she really liked them. there are a family of kids that attend Wednesday night suppers, and their sister recently lost her husband in a car accident. they had just had a beautiful baby girl, so I'm whipping up a pair of booties for her. our preacher announced that he will be leaving our church in a few weeks for a new church. this didn't come as much of a surprise for my family because we are very close to the preacher. we have been praying since July that the Lord would provide a church home for him. i am sad that he is leaving us, but thrilled that the Lord has provided him with a new church home. things have been tense since July at our little church and i know that it has been incredibly stressful for him and his wife. I'm not sure what will happen with the Wednesday night suppers because they are one of the ministries he started, and with him gone I'm not sure if the church will continue them or not. monkey brought home all A's again this six weeks. we are so proud of her. well, i have lots to get done today, so on to my thankful list.


1. people with helping hearts- seriously go check her out. i think this may be one of the best lent blogs i have read. i haven't had the pleasure of meeting her in person, but I'm putting it on my list of to do's next time I'm in that area.

2. power of prayer- i am always in awe of how the Lord gives us what we need.

3. finding your passion- a good friend of mine just called and told me she has found something she really enjoys doing and is good at. good job snow white. you rock

4. decaf coffee- amazon bought me a bag of hazelnut decaf and it is awesome.

5. unlimited minutes on my cell phone- we just upgraded our plan and i am already more at ease. the hubby is on the phone a lot for his job. he used around 2500 minutes in February.

6. the sound of laughter- i don't know if angels get their wings when bells ring or not, but I'm sure they grin every time a child laughs. i don't know if there is a sweeter sound in the world.

7. new beginnings- my friend amazon is getting a new job, at least she will if her parents are willing to help with her kiddos. she is super excited about the potential, so i hope it works out for her.

8. learning to accept help- i am no good at this. i don't like to ask for help. in fact i don't ask for it unless absolutely necessary, and sometimes not even then. i am trying to learn that asking for help is not weakness.

9. Kleenex with lotion- what a blessing they have been during the never ending cold that struck the house.

10. spring- i love the time of year when bulbs come up and start to bloom. the fact is i like all the seasons, but summer i have a tough time with because it is soooo hot. i hope to post pics when the daffodils bloom.

what are you thankful for? an amazing friend, the ability to help others, the chance to find yourself, the sound of music and laughter, or discovering that it really is a small world. take a minute examine all of the blessings in your life. have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

if you wrap yourself in daffodils, i'll wrap myself in pain

i do love the counting crows. our daffodils are about 2 inches out of the ground now. i can hardly wait they are so pretty when they bloom. then it will be the tulips and the lilacs. i also wanted to share some awesome news with you guys. we paid off our last credit card. the motorcycle will be paid off in June. if we continue to follow our budget we will have everything paid off in 4 1/2 years. yes, everything. that includes both vehicles and the house. the Lord has blessed us in ways i can't believe. we could potentially be out of debt sooner. we usually use our tax refunds to pay things off, so we are looking at a year earlier. this has been such a battle for us, and the Lord has been working on our behalf for a long time. so now i have a question for you guys. did you have braxton hicks contractions with pregnancy? I've been asking my friends because these things are a bit unnerving for me. i didn't really have these with the girls. now it seems like every time i am up and active for more than 15 minutes my entire abdomen tightens. it isn't painful, but it is uncomfortable. it has been absolutely beautiful here and i would love to go for walks, but i worry about the weird tightening. anyway i need to start getting things ready for dinner at the church. hope you guys are having a great week.

Monday, February 23, 2009

happy happy birthday baby

what a weekend we had. a weekend filled with princesses, pappy, and presents. what a birthday weekend it was. a monkey princess.

a birthday princess. isn't she sweet.

the girls had a great time playing with the kids at the party. then they helped us bottle the beer. they fought for pappy attention. it was an amazing time. I've also been knitting a bit.
i know they're pink. a lady at our church had a girl, so they are pink. aren't they cute. the pair only took about 3 hours start to finish.
this is the little hat that i made for the same little girl. it only took about an hour or so. well, it would have if i hadn't been chasing children.
finally the booties for Q. i need to trim the string, but that's all. I'm making a pair of beige that he can wear with his cute little outfits to church. I'm also going to do a couple of hats. really enjoying using my hands again. well i hope that everyone's weekend was as wonderful as mine.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

remember that it's all in your head

my honey is gone for tonight to visit the southern part of his territory. i heard that the pappy is coming to visit this weekend, so her heiness will have an extra visitor for her big day. for lunch before the party we are having my famous chicken tacos. well, the tacos may not be famous per se, but they are highly requested by anyone who has ever eaten them. it has been a while since i made my tortillas, so i hope i don't ruin them. after the party i think we're going to bottle the beer that has been patiently fermenting in the den. yesterday i was searching for an easy knitting pattern for baby hats online, and found a few different hats. i will post pics of the results. I'm still not very good at making the seams look pretty. dinner went well last night other than i had some tightening of the abdomen while cooking. her heiness is wanting to watch a movie with me, so I'll get started on my thankful list.


1. trivia- i am always thoroughly amused by random knowledge that really serves little purpose.

2. the ability to help others- even when it is just a kind word. I'm very grateful that from time to time i get to see how I've helped someone.

3. bubble wrap- this provides endless hours of entertainment for her heiness. this is the big bubble wrap. she likes to put it on the floor and jump up and down on it.

4. friends- i try to tell them regularly how awesome they are, but i just don't think words are often enough.

5. being an American- i am proud to live in the greatest country on earth.

6. getting to be a housewife- sometimes it is a very frustrating job, but it is so incredibly rewarding.

7. picture mail- this way my friends and family that won't be here for Q's arrival will still get to see a picture of him shortly after he arrives.

8. my bug- the vw kind that is. i hope to be able to rebuild it either this summer or this fall.

9. vacation- since we won't have one until at least November we are putting a lot of thought into where we want to go. where as we love to see family, we would like to go somewhere we've never been before.

10. mail- you know the kind that isn't bills. every once in a while i get a letter sent out and sometimes even get one in the mail.

what are you thankful for this week? a flyswatter to kill the pesky fruit flies, a child's smile, good chicken salad, friends and family, peace in troubled times? take some time think about it. then call a friend just to say hi and you're thinking about them. they'll be glad to hear from you. have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

somethings gotta go wrong cause i feeling way too **** good

I'm glad everyone enjoyed my random tidbits and history. things are almost back to normal here in the finch house. her heiness has some issues when daddy leaves the house, but she's getting better. the lady who writes one of my favorite blogs is having a rough time, so go give her some love please. she needs some prayers and well wishes, and i know you guys are good at those. recently i have begun to worry when the world is going to fall down around me because life is going sooooo well right now. the Lord has blessed us with so much. financially we are out of credit card debt. we have health insurance for the first time in almost 9 years. our little family is growing and thriving. I'm not sure how much of my apprehension is pregnancy induced, and how much is just me being well conditioned to expect over the years.

anyway enough being a negative nancy. one of my bestest buds called me yesterday, and we talked for like 45 minutes. we'll call her snow white because i always thought that was who she looked like, only much prettier. she has black hair, blue eyes, and ivory skin. i haven't gotten a chance to talk to her for 6 months or so, but i try to email her as often as i can. oh the days of sitting at sweet eugene's drinking coffee and talking about what we were going to do with our lives. i wonder if someone had told us what we were really going to do, if we would have believed them. this Saturday her heiness will be three, i can hardly believe how big she has gotten. this will be her first birthday party too. the first two we had to cancel because she was sick.

i found a recipe i am dying to try over at sweetflutterbys, but every time I'm at the store i forget to buy caramels and coconut. i will remember this next time i put an alert on my phone to remind me. yeah i know I'm pathetic, I'd like to blame it on pregnancy brain. the hubby is taking an office day today, so her heiness and i have been enjoying his company all day. we're starting to get things ready for Q's arrival. he will be here in 11 weeks or less. we've begun purchasing a few clothes here and there for him. i truly wonder what size he's going to be. her heiness was a week early and still weighed 9 1/2 lbs, so I'm buying anything newborn sized for him. even monkey weighed 7 lbs 11 oz, and she was almost 3 weeks early. it's kinda funny my friend snow white called to see what we needed for him, and we don't really need anything. we built a beautiful crib for her heiness when she was born. our baby cage is navy and yellow plaid. our stroller is navy and white plaid. most of our sheets and blankets are unisex, so we don't really "need" anything. she decided that we needed boy blankets, onsies, shoes, and socks. i really dig my friends.

belly dancing has been somewhat discouraging lately. we've been learning hip slides and figure eight hip movements. i don't seem to be able to do them. this makes me very sad. i don't handle failure well. the teacher is really awesome. she shows us the movement then she walks around and gives one on one instruction. i told her that i felt incompetent,t and she laughed and told me that there would be several movements that i wouldn't be able to do. apparently my abdominal muscles are a wee bit overworked already. she said she expects to see me back in the class when I'm no longer preggos. I'm hoping to be able to take during the summer session. i figure i can just take Q with me, and nurse when needed. anyway, take care and i will do a thankful list tomorrow.

Friday, February 13, 2009

will you still love me tomorrow

the history of valentines day according to the history chanel.

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? The history of Valentine's Day — and its patron saint — is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl — who may have been his jailor's daughter — who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

While some believe that Valentine's Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial — which probably occurred around 270 A.D — others claim that the Christian church may have decided to celebrate Valentine's feast day in the middle of February in an effort to 'christianize' celebrations of the pagan Lupercalia festival. In ancient Rome, February was the official beginning of spring and was considered a time for purification. Houses were ritually cleansed by sweeping them out and then sprinkling salt and a type of wheat called spelt throughout their interiors. Lupercalia, which began at the ides of February, February 15, was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at the sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would then sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification.

The boys then sliced the goat's hide into strips, dipped them in the sacrificial blood and took to the streets, gently slapping both women and fields of crops with the goathide strips. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed being touched with the hides because it was believed the strips would make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city's bachelors would then each choose a name out of the urn and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage. Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine's Day around 498 A.D. The Roman 'lottery' system for romantic pairing was deemed un-Christian and outlawed. Later, during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds' mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of February — Valentine's Day — should be a day for romance. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. The greeting, which was written in 1415, is part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England. Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.

In Great Britain, Valentine's Day began to be popularly celebrated around the seventeenth century. By the middle of the eighteenth century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes. By the end of the century, printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one's feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine's Day greetings. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began to sell the first mass-produced valentines in America.

According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.)

Approximately 85 percent of all valentines are purchased by women. In addition to the United States, Valentine's Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages (written Valentine's didn't begin to appear until after 1400), and the oldest known Valentine card is on display at the British Museum. The first commercial Valentine's Day greeting cards produced in the U.S. were created in the 1840s by Esther A. Howland. Howland, known as the Mother of the Valentine, made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as "scrap".

Thursday, February 12, 2009

don't feel bad cause 2 out of 3 ain't bad

apparently i spoke to soon. we are not all well and doing better. yesterday afternoon her heiness awoke from her nap bouncing off the walls with a low grade fever and a cough. i awoke this morning with major snot again. not a whole lot of fun. the strange thing is that last week when her heiness was sick she acted sick. she didn't want to do or eat anything. today she is her normal self demanding candy and marshmallows for breakfast, but settling for eggs. the hubby is having a great time in dallas with his training. he's busy from 7 am until usually 9 pm. he always calls to tell the girls he loves them and good night. i hope everyone enjoyed my random valentines information yesterday because i have tomorrow's post ready to go. i know you guys are waiting for it, so here is this week's thankful list. I AM THANKFUL FOR:

1. my hubby- sometimes i tend to get aggravated with him, but then i remember what an amazing man he is. it is often easier to dwell on his faults instead of his wonderful attributes.

2. abuelo tea- my dad makes an herbal tea that helps relieve colds. i'm going to get the rest of the ingredients i need to make more today.

3. sunday school- i never really understood the purpose of sunday school when i was younger, but i have discovered that i am usually more upset when i miss it than when i miss church. my teacher starts class with asking "what is God doing in your life?" it is good to hear how He is working in everyone's lives.

4. my friends- thanks for reading my wee little blog and leaving such wonderful comments. they really brighten my day.

5. texts- sometimes it is the only communication i get from the hubby. it is nice that he can sneak a message or two out while in class.

6. music- i have been listening to my playlist and meatloaf was on when i started the blog this morning. i have actually had this song dedicated to me. as the women in the song not the man. yes that's right the one telling the guys sorry "i want you, i need you, but no matter how i try i'm never gonna love you, but don't feel bad cause 2 out of 3 ain't bad." what does that say about me really.

7. people who give- i was over at some of a kind reading and saw that she is making little hats and wants to know who she can donate them to. in a world where we are inundated with how horrible people treat each other it is good to see people who still care.

8. my family- those who have adopted me into theirs, the ones i have adopted into mine, and those that i was born into. you guys are wonderful thanks.

9. blogs- what an interesting way to keep up with those we know and don't know. a little peek into the lives of others and what they choose to share.

10. the ability to smell- i never truly realized how much i enjoy it until it was gone. i hope that it will return in the near future, but at this rate i'm not holding my breath.

what are you thankful for this week? a hot date on saturday, children laughing, a good rain, or a friend who always knows just when to call. i hope that this week has been blessed for everyone and that it continues that way. the history of valentines according to the history chanel will post tomorrow morning, so don't miss it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

do you love me

in honor of my least favorite holiday some history and trivia. i found this here at the history chanel. here are some interesting trivia bits and i will post the history of valentine's day in a blog on friday.
  • 188 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion. (This total excludes packaged kids valentines for classroom exchanges.) (Source: Hallmark research)

  • Over 50 percent of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the observance, making Valentine's Day a procrastinator's delight. (Source: Hallmark research)

  • Research reveals that more than half of the U.S. population celebrates Valentine's Day by purchasing a greeting card. (Source: Hallmark research)

  • There are 119 single men (i.e., never married, widowed or divorced) who are in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same ages.

  • 2.2 million marriages take place in the United States annually. That breaks down to more than 6,000 a day.

  • 147,300 marriages are performed in Nevada during 2005. So many couples "tie the knot" in the Silver State that it ranked fourth nationally in marriages, even though it's total population that year among states was 35th.

  • The estimated U.S. median ages at first marriage for women and men are 25.3 and 27.1 respectively, in 2005. The age for women rose 4.2 years in the last three decades. The age for men at first marriage is up 3.6 years.

  • Men and women in northeastern states generally have a higher median age at first marriage than the national average. In Massachusetts, for example, women were a median of 27.4 years old and men 29.1 years of age at first marriage. States where people typically marry young include Utah, where women were a median of 21.9 years and men, 23.9 years.

  • 57% and 60% of American women and men, respectively, are 15 or older and currently married (includes those who are separated).

  • 72%: The percentage of men and women ages 30 to 34 in 2005 who had been married at some point in their lives - either currently or formerly.

  • 4.9 million opposite-sex cohabitating couples maintained households in 2005. These couples comprised 4.3 percent of all households.

  • 1,241: The number of locations producing chocolate and cocoa products in 2004. These establishments employed 43,322 people. California led the nation in the number of such establishments with 136, followed by Pennsylvania with 122. (Source:http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/cbptotal.html)

  • 515 locations produced nonchocolate confectionary products in 2004. These establishments employed 22,234 people.

  • The total value of shipments in 2004 for firms producing chocolate and cocoa products was $13.9 billion. Nonchocolate confectionery product manufacturing, meanwhile, was a $5.7 billion industry.

  • 3,467 Number of confectionery and nut stores in the United States in 2004. Often referred to as candy stores, they are among the best sources of sweets for Valentine's Day.

  • The per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2005 was 25.7 pounds. Candy consumption has actually declined over the last few years; in 1997, each American gobbled or savored more than 27 pounds of candy a year.

Monday, February 9, 2009

girls just wanna have fun

it is a girls only kind of week here in the house of finch. the hubby is gone for the week in training in Dallas. then on to Austin for a convention for the weekend. he will make it home around 10:30 pm on Sunday. thank you for all the prayers i think the family may officially be on the mend. no fevers and the hacking cough has calmed down considerably. the problem is the cough last up to 3 weeks after the funk has left, well that's what the doctor says anyway. my babysitter is ill so i will be missing belly dancing class this evening. I'm pretty bummed about it really. her heiness was so sweet last night. we drove the hubby to the airport in the van, so his car was still here when we got home. she say the car and got so excited that her daddy was home already. the excitement didn't last long as soon as she realized he wasn't here she began to cry. the interesting thing is that she isn't a daddy's girl really. she loves him dearly, but has always been much more attached to me than him. this morning there was another crying fit when he wasn't the one to lift her out of her bed. most of my friends know that the upcoming holiday isn't my favorite. yes I'm talking about valentine's day. well, the hubby will be enjoying dinner with his new boss, old boss, and several other people that don't include his wife this valentine's day. i was more bummed about the fact that he would be gone for a week, than that i would be with out him for valentine's day. i was going to put alone, but i will have the girls for the holiday and that is definitely not alone. we took the girls to the mall to see Madagascar 2 on Friday. we got there early so the hubby says why don't we go look at jewelry stores. I'm confused because I'm not the biggest jewelry hound, and usually i prefer spending money on the kiddos instead of myself. we go to zales and sitting in the first case i walk up to is the most beautiful ring. it is shaped like a bow and set in white gold. the bow is made of clear and black diamonds. it was soooo pretty. it was also way more money than i think should be spent on me. i commented on it tried it on and then handed it back to the nice lady. we continued to walk around the mall until time for our movie. who knew that the children's place sold appropriate dresses and skirts for monkey sized girls? i was stoked. at least i know where i can buy her church clothes from now on. any who on Saturday we did baby registering and got the hubby luggage for the impending trip. we decided to hang with the cowden's for the rest of the day. it was great. they offered to take us to dinner and the hubby leans over and says "can we afford the ring?" i thought about it and said yes, so we were off to the mall. they had put the ring on sale that day and offered 10% off if you opened an account. the hubby said "I'm paying cash how bout you give me the discount and save yourself the paperwork." so she did and this is my new ring. isn't it beautiful.

well, her heiness is awaking from her nap, so I'll blog later hope everyone is having a great week so far.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

i know you, i walked with you once upon a dream

her heiness is still feeling gross, so we're watching sleeping beauty. just got back from the doctor, and everything looks good so far. my blood pressure looks good and next month i get to take the diabetes test. woo hoo. it is thursday and you know what that means. that's right it is time for my thankful list.
i am thankful for:

1. hot showers- they really seem to help me feel better lately.

2. fun and funky socks- i'm currently wearing a pair of sky blue argyle socks. fun socks just seem to make me smile.

3. baby clothes- they are so adorable

4. good chapstick- as windy as it is here chapstick is absolutely necessary if you don't want bloody lips.

5. yogurt- this is what my breakfast has consisted of recently along with whole wheat toast.

6. friends- with out you guys i don't know what i'd do. i have several who don't read this little blog, but to those who do. thanks

7. a good night's sleep- i finally got one last night. i felt so rested this morning

8. laughter- i'm glad that i can still find humor in my daily life

9. health insurance- this is a new one to me, and i am so thankful to have it.

10. wednesday night suppers- it is a lot of work, but i'm grateful that work i do can help others.

Monday, February 2, 2009

getting to know you

ok vanilla frog tagged me on facebook to do this meme, but i figured that i would put it on my blog instead. so here are a bunch of things you may or may not know about me.

Tag 25 people to do the same thing.

If I tagged YOU, it's because I want to know more about YOU!

my middle name is after my paternal granmother's mother. apparently my grandma wasn't real happy about the name being passed on and gave my dad a black eye for the gesture. she believed that if you named a child after someone that they would inherit some of that person's traits, and her mother was apparently the meanest woman that ever walked the earth.

it's been a few days, but i'm pregnant i cry over everything.

my 9 year old has better handwriting than i do. my granny said that the only professiont that would take me with my handwriting would be the medical field.


two beautiful girls, and a boy in the oven

that depends, i'm i still just like me or am i like someone else? i think that i would be friends with me. i technically already am i have bonnie, shelly, and patricia who are all me in a lot of ways.

i don't know what that word means, could you please rephrase the question.

unless the tonsil fairy stole them last night i still do.

no, but the idea of sky diving appeals to me. sorry i just don't trust elastic

something bad for you like lucky charms. i never got kid cereal until i was older. ohhh actually granola would be my favorite, but it is so expensive that i don't buy it. hey does anyone have a good recipe i could make some.

the ones that tie, yes i do.

my mom used to get us this really awesome almond ice cream when i was little.

well, probably their smile or lack there of


how could i pick just one thing, kidding. currently my weight

hard to say. i miss several people really bad

only if they want to

gray yoga pants and no shoes, getting ready for bellydancing class

some cheesy disney movie that her heiness was pretending to watch.

i would like to be yellow, but i'm not sure.

my hubby's truck, after the rain, before the rain, roses, just tilled earth, i could go on.

my madre


i don't really watch sports

a weird mottled shade currently. this summer the hubby wants me to get my hair colored professionally.

strange, they are green/hazel with a dark gray ring around them.

no, but the hubby thinks i should try them again

i just love food, this would be the reason i look the way i do. I LOVE FOOD.

happy endings


black, it goes with the rest of the bellydancing getup

winter, actually i like all seasons other than summer. summer has its nice parts, but it is so stinking hot.

as far as candy i like kisses better than hugs. if we're talking physical contact, i'm not real big on it unless we're talking my hubby or the girls.

i don't plan on tagging anyone so we'll see

please see above answer

i'm not actually.

hoya, it's the company the hubby works for so it was free

the super bowl, i know don't everyone pass out now.

the hubby and the girls laughing.

i've never understood this quesiton. is there some deep physchological meaning behind this question? sorry, i meant the beatles


yes, i can make obnoxious people disappear. i have the talent of super truth. hahaha

in a hospital. perryton

vanilla frog's were very amusing, but i'm not sure if anyone will do this or not.

um, didn't i write a blog about this once? oh yeah you can find it here.

well, if anyone wants to do this i would love to read it. just let me know where to go to read all about you. i also got tagged 3 times for a random things about you post so it is listed below. i prefer memes that have questions. i always feel confused when i have to think of random things on my own. i thought everyone already knew everything there was to know about me.
here are 25 random things about me:

1. i am strangely fascinated by serial killers.
2. my right ear is pointed, like an elf's or spock's
3. i am terrified to sing in front of people
4. i love to entertain
5. i don't understand why some people feel the need to request me as a friend on myspace or facebook when they hated me in HS.
6. i wish i had been able to go to gladewater's HS reunion
7. i'm glad i didn't go to caldwell's
8. i graduated with a degree in performance theater, and i have never been to NYC.
9. i wanted to be an opera singer when i was in elementary school, but my music teacher said i had no talent. i stopped singing for people
10. i once tried to learn to play guitar, but wasn't willing to give up my soft hands.
11. i love to rollerblade
12. i want to get a master's of library science degree
13. i once wanted to get a phd so my name would be listed first on invitations.
14. i went to prom all 4 years of HS.
15. i love dark chocolate
16. as much as i love music, i rarely buy cds.
17. i love to cook
18. i hate to clean
19. i love to budget and stick to one. it's a security thing
20. i want to learn gaelic, i even have the "learn to speak gaelic" book and tape
21. my only regret is not going to culinary school when i had the chance.
22. when we move back to central texas i'm gonna go to culinary school
23. i don't particularly like most children
24. i miss my brother and the relationship we had.
25. i'm glad my sister lives so far away.

i hope you enjoyed these tasty tidbits about me. i'll be blogging later. i have so many pics to post.