Saturday, December 30, 2006
How do you usually celebrate on New Year's Eve?
Hanging out with friends, eating yummy treats and trying to stay awake until midnight!
Name one thing unexpected that happened to you in 2006.
I almost died under a log in Current River on a float trip.
Where was your favorite place that you visited in 2006?
Bates Creek Camp
What resolution is your top priority for 2007?
Pay down my debt
Using just three words, describe 2006
Two, Zeros, Six
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Tag of Four
Four jobs I've had:
Retail, healthcare, telemarketing, accounting
Four places I've lived:
Saint Louis, MO, Shrewsbury, MO, Does 10 days in Florida count?
Four favourite foods:
Cheese tortellini with chicken in a cream sauce, cake, steak, asparagus
Four movies I could watch over and over:
National Lampoon's Vacation-the 1st one, The Wizard of Oz, Along came Polly, 50 First Dates
Four TV shows I enjoy:
I could list 40, but I'll just give ya 4: The Office, Grey's Anatomy, the First 48 & Top Chef
Four places I've traveled:
Las Vegas, NV (road trip!), Baltimore, MD, Florida (and everywhere in between), Nassau/Paradise Island, Bahamas
Four places I'd like to visit:
England (while my friend Amy is still living there), Italy, Atlantis (again), Hawaii
Four websites I go to daily:
My email web site with Charter, my banking site to check the finances, GoldToken, BrainKing
Four people I tag to do this list:
Ok, none, since "P" was the only blogger I know!
Have a good day!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Feast One Hundred and Twenty Two
What was your very first job with a paycheck?
Well, I have been babysitting since I was 11, but my first actual check with FICA and everything would have to be Burger King when I was 15.
Did you ever lose something really important to you?
Yes, of course. Haven't we all?
What is the best Christmas present you ever received?
I'd have to say, my big teddy bear 'Teddy.' It's a very cute story, actually. I had been out shopping with my mom prior to this, and saw this big brown fuzzy cuddly bear that I actually cried in the store over not getting. Mom says now, that she didn't get the bear at that time, because I had cried in the store, wich was against the rules, also not like me to do. She said the other reason she didn't buy it right then, was because she already had purchased it for me for a Christmas gift and had it waiting at home. She says atleast she knew I would like it!! I think now, the best part is the telling of the story behind it. I remember getting up on Christmas morning in the country at grandma's house (I always wondered how Santa knew we were @ grandma's house and not at home!) I remember turning the corner into the living room and seeing him sitting patienly waiting for me under the tree with a big green bow around him. I still have him, he's in my bedroom right now...his tag says 1978, I guess I was around 5 then. He certainly has made for a great companion over the years! He's still snuggly :)
Tell about a favorite "hang out" place for you and your friends when you were in high school.
Well, I didn't have a favorite hang out in high school. Most of my friends were pregnant at that time. Maybe they should have hung out more! LOL But if I have to pick a place, the mall is a good answer, too.
Name something that always brings a smile to your face.
Top 5 answers:
5. My cats playing & purring.
4. Memories of happy times with loved ones then and now.
3. The site of the ocean from the shore or the view from an airplane window on a clear day 38,000 feet up.
2. The smell or sounds of new clean babies.
1. Singing and rejoicing!
Monday, November 13, 2006
If you do join a local group, please heed some good advice on interacting on the board. Make sure you read all the rules regarding posting your items to get rid of. They are specific, but very easy to follow. If you see an offer that you are interested in getting, simply email that person in a courteous way, maybe including a short idea of a way you could put it to good use or passing it on to someone who could make use of it. Remember sometimes the items get a lot of responses, so don't get too disappointed if you don't get something you want. I always offer to re-freecycle any portion of something if I can't use all of the pieces or whatnot. If you are chosen as a recipient, make a pick up time that will fit both your schedule and the person giving the item, and most importantly show up when scheduled! You wouldn't want to get a bad reputation as a no-show-er. Also, if something does come up, email that person at your earliest convenience to let them know. I always like to follow up with a Thank You email. And that's pretty much it! I have given a few things away that I didn't need anymore, and I have gotten many many things that have really helped me out.
I can't even begin to remember them all, but here's a partial list of things I have received and/or given away:
-shelves (plastic, metal, and wooden decorative ones!)
-TV tables (set of 4 with a stand to store them!)
-fish tank supplies
-audio tapes on learning to speak Italian
-black wrought iron fireplace screen
-tables (a card table and a small kitchen table to use in my laundry room)
-standing oscillating fan
-Tons and Tons of scrapbooking supplies
-work out videos
-purses or tote bags
-wine bottles & corks
-baby clothes and items
The list goes on and on and on!
Good luck and happy freecycling!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Create a new candle scent.
Name one way you show affection to others.
Hugs and words of caring.
What is your favorite writing instrument?
Um, a pen.
If you were given $25 to spend anywhere online, from which site would you buy?
eBay, you could pick anything you want!
Are you dressing up for Halloween? If so, what are you going to be?
Yes, a nurse. No, not the sexy kind, just the regular kind.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
What is your favorite beverage?
Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work.
Um, my computer, adding machine and a cold Coca-Cola.
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the highest), how honest do you think you are?
Well, it's fruitless to put anything less than a perfect 10, otherwise you might think I was lying!
If you could change the name of any city in the world, what would you rename it and why?
Hmm, not sure on this one. Seems like a strange question I must ponder...
What stresses you out? What calms you down?
So many things stress our lives...money, driving, responsibilities.
Praying calms me down, as well as singing praise and worship songs in my car!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Here's something I did that was soooo-way fun and I can't wait to go again next year.
Bate's Creek Camp! Here's a pic of my and my new friends. It's like I was 14 again and brought back some really great memories from my camp days. Good times!
Monday, July 10, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
There's a nice long beach area complete with some shaded areas for refuge from the sun/rain/elements. It did rain some this day, but it was alot of fun anyway. Also, it was wonderful to find out Owl's Bend is now a place I can come back to and bring friends!!! When I was a child, our family would come here for the day or even camp out from time to time. It was a very happening place to have family reunions and go camping. There isn't much in the way of camping here, I'm afraid, but we did see a family gathered together for a reunion, so maybe all is not lost? It's only about 2 hours or so south-ish of St. Louis, anyone wanna go???
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Well, to those people, I say this: "Grow a set, and come back with your opinions backed with a name/place/face." I do not regard comments left by phantom people. Frankly, it's a waste of everyone's time to even allow this feature. But some people have nothing else of value in there lives to spend their time on, than to bash people and wreak havoc on society.
None of your opinions matter to me, especially regarding my looks. I am not here to impress or disgust anyone. I am here to bear fruit for Christ. Simple as that. Because in 150 years from now, everyone alive right now, anonymous or not, will be dead. So it's not important how I look to you, rather, how I respond to what you are saying to me. If you don't like my picture, stop looking at it.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
My cousin Misty and I made up this great inexpensive get away last year, so now it is a tradition! We share a passion for scrapbooking and going to the river for swimming and soaking in the sun. So, we pack up our cropping supplies and projects, as well as our swim suits and river shoes, and drive about 2 1/2 hours south of St. Louis to the tiny little town of Ellington, MO. Her family owns an old farm about 3 miles outside of town, complete with farmhouse where we stay. Thus eliviating the need for a hotel bill. Also, we take our food and sometimes just drive into town once a day for dinner at THE restaraunt. Yep, there's only the one. It's just a hop and a skip (not even a throw) passed THE stop sign. LOL
Anyway, we like to spend the day on Black River at K Bridge
A few days in the country is just what this girl needs right now!
See you soon!!!
PS, please feed Stephanie while I'm gone, thanks! -------> ------>
Saturday, May 27, 2006
I'm a Chevrolet Corvette!
I'm a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. I'm all about winning the race and getting the job done. While I have a practical everyday side, I get wild when anyone pushes my pedal. I hate to lose, but I hardly ever do.
In my own words, I probably do fit this description somewhat, but I wouldn't necessarily be a red sports car....too cliche'.
Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.
Monday, May 22, 2006
It's been quite a while since I've posted
(ya happy now Patrick?)
I got a new car, well, new to me. It's just like my old car, bicept better! (that's my word)
02 Saturn L300 with all the bells and whistles and low miles, I'm very excited.
Yeah me! Now it's your turn Patrick, you need something newer to drive.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
It's the least, wonderful time of the year.
When the taxes are due, the deductions are few
and the extensions are near!!!
It's the least, wonderful time of the year!!!!
Yes, I work for a tax service....and yes, I'm real tired these days.
Long hours and not enough rest makes for a boring social life...
Oh, that's right, I don't have an exciting one anyways!
I should look into that....
Ps. Don't forget to feed Stephanie while you are here......>
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
A Johari Window is a place for you to pick some characteristics that describe me. It will compare your choices to the ones I picked to describe myself. It's very interesting...
Try it out, if you know me....or you can make your own Johari Window!
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Send payments to PayPal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Hey, mom always said, "It doesn't hurt to ask.")
Anyone giving $50 or more will get a special thanks on this blog!
Monday, February 13, 2006
Saturday, February 04, 2006
See ya there!
P.S. I don't play backgammon or any variants there of. Sorry!