Thursday, March 31, 2011

5 Question Friday - 4/1/11

1. Have you ever had surgery?

Yes, way too many!!! Appendix, Gallbladder, 2 C-sections, Tonsils, Hysterectomy, and 5 Sinus Surgeries. I think I am done!!!

2. Ever ride in an ambulance?

Yes, Twice. Once as a patient, and the other time was for work.

3. How are you in a medical emergency? Panicked? Calm?

I think I am really calm. I work in the medical field so that has prepared me for emergencies. However, If there was a family emergency I would like to think I would be calm - but I really don't know.

4. Do you have a garden? Flowers or veggies?

Yes to both. I live on a mini farm and having a garden is one of my favorite things to keep me busy. I also love flowers and tend to plant way too many in the spring.

5. When did you move out of your parents house?

Hmm lets see, I moved out to go to college and then came home and lived there for a little less than a year. So I guess that is age 22. When I did move out I just moved next door to them. I didn't put much distance between me and my parents until I turned 28 and said goodbye to my home town.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 3/30/11

Left the Kiddos alone for 15 Minutes and This is what Happens...

What is this white stringy stuff ?
Dental Floss, of Course...
Did the poor Blue Monkey really deserve this ?
This is what 100 yards of Floss looks Like

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Stealing 3/27/11

Cheers to all of us thieves!

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you?

Jeff, I had to get up for work at 5:30am today. He got up early and fixed me my coffee and breakfast and then packed my lunch while I was getting ready. He is the Best and made me feel so loved.

27. Do you have a lot to learn?

You can always learn, but to tell you the truth - My brain just wants to take a vacation, Now if you ask Jeff- my mind has been on a Permanent vacation :)

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?

Speak multiple languages, Quilt, Become a Great Swimmer

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?

I guess it would be what other people do. A lot of times I am in my own little world and I don't hear half the things people say or If you make me feel bad I am usually oblivious to it, so if you actually do something I might remember.

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?

Honesty, Loyalty, Forgiveness, Encouragement, and Tolerance

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?

Go to Ireland, Go to Fiji, and Go to New York City.

32. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?

Ouch, don't like this question!!! (pass)

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?

Anything having to do with kids and animals. They are completely innocent and deserve our help.

34. What does each decade make you think of:

20's - Women get to Vote

Gone with the Wind

World War 2

Diners, Sock Hops, and Elvis

The Beatles

I think of Saturday Night Fever, Disco, Pet Rocks, All in the Famiy.

It was all about Me (literally) - also, E.T. Rubiks Cube, MTV

Clinton, Gulf War, Oklahoma City Bombing

35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?

The 80's It was my high school years and a time of growing up for me. I was still a kid but yet I was learning so much about what was going on in the world. The music was great and Big hair was in :)

36. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?

This is also a bad question... how can you just have one favorite? Stairway To Heaven

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?

United States of America, and right now we do not have a leader!

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?

Mr. President, please resign!!

38. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?

Food Network

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?

How about Lucifer, the cat from Cinderella. That cat had it made until the princess came in and started pampering all the mice and birds.

40. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout? No

41. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?

Fly!!! I like to get places as quick as possible.

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?

Because God made it that way.

43. What does your name mean? Tammy - Perfect, Palm Tree, Spice.

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?

I think I will go with the deeps of the ocean. I like the idea of finding buried treasure.

45. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: Jordon

Meat: Bone in Rib Eye (yummy)

Different: Me

Pink: My girls

Deserve: Veterans

White: Castle

Elvis: Hot

Magic: Carpet Ride

Heart: Angiogram

Clash: Titans

Pulp: Fiction

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?

There are so many... but I am going to say Ronald Reagan

47. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?

Matthew McConaughey, I would just want to look at him and listen to him talk.. about anything, I love his voice!

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?

Everyday?? I don't think so. Lonesome Dove and Tombstone are 2 of my favorites.

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?

My computer and ipod, but the batteries would die. Books, Paper and pen, our emergency radio (you can hand crank it), several bags of sunflower seeds, some chocolate, water, my pillow and blanket. To name only a few ....

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?

I have helped save a life by doing CPR.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 3/23/11

Sadly, this is a new addiction of mine ...
(Sadly???) I am trying to drop a few pounds, this does not help!
Because of my deep love of chocolate I can't believe I just discovered this ...

Love it !

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Stealing 3-20-11

The 5,000 Question Meme, Part 1

A meme (play /ˈmm/[1]) is a unit of social information.[2] It is a relatively newly coined term and identifies ideas or beliefs that are transmitted from one person or group of people to another. The concept comes from an analogy: as genes transmit biological information, memes can be said to transmit idea and belief information.

1. Who are you? "I was born a poor black child"

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?

First, and most importantly I am a Momma, I support the NRA, I am an Indianapolis Colts Fan!

3. When you aren't memes like this one what are you doing?

Taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, washing dishes, having fun with the hubby, cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning!!!

4. List your classes in school from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least (or if you are out of school, think of the classes you did like and didn't like at the time).

I always liked Art and Gym class, (I guess those don't count), American History and Science were my faves. I always hated Math!

5. What is your biggest goal for this year?

Teaching my oldest to swim and tie her own shoes... also, I have a list of a few home improvements I would like to get done

6. Where do you want to be in 5 years? House paid off.

7. What stage of life are you in right now? A very relaxed stage.

8. Are you more child-like or childish? It depends, most of the time I am child-like

9. What is the last thing you said out loud? Momma will miss you guys today!

10. What song comes closest to how you feel about your life right now?

11. Have you ever taken martial arts classes? No

12. Does your life tend to get better or worse or does it just stay the same?

It seems to be getting a lot better, in many different ways :)

13. Does time really heal all wounds?

Not always. But time can put certain things on the back-burner.

14. How do you handle a rainy day?

I love rainy days! EXCEPT - when I have outdoor plans like camping, cook outs, or amusement parks.

15. Which is worse...losing your luggage or having to sort out tangled holiday lights?

Losing luggage! If the lights are too tangled I just go out and buy new lights.

16. How is (or was) your relationship with your parents?

I have always had a great relationship with Mom and Dad, except for about 2 years in my 20's when I was just a real pain in the butt.

17. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you?

Yes and No. When I am with the kids I am always alert and watchful. When I am by myself or when my hubby is with me I might end up in my own little world and be clueless.

18. What is the truest thing that you know? My Children

19. What did you want to be when you grew up? A Pro- beach Volleyball Player

20. Have you ever been given a second chance? Yes

21. Are you more of a giver or a taker? Giver

22. Do you make your decisions with an open heart/mind? Always

23. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?

Several years ago I had sinus surgery. After the surgery they pack your nose with what seems to be an entire roll of gauze. After about 10 days I went to have it removed and that was the worst pain I ever felt! Up until that I would have said my dislocated knee cap, but that was nothing compared to the gauze removal.

24. What is the most emotionally painful thing that has ever happened to you?

I was 9 weeks pregnant and went to have my first ultrasound. I found out I was having twins but I had a miscarriage. Still weighs heavy on my heart today!

25. Who have you hugged today? Jeff :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

5 Question Friday 3/18/11

I am so glad it is Friday !!!! I have to work one day this weekend and then I have the entire next week off to spend with Both girls! It is Spring Break so that means sleeping in and having Fun!

Check out some new blogs today....


1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?
No. But when I was in college, right before finals I got called in for jury duty for a murder case. I actually got picked to be a juror but on the last day there before things got started they brought in a Doctor who was to testify. It was my lucky day because I knew him. I had just spent 1 week observing autopsies and he was the guy in charge. I was immediately discharged, yeah!!

2. Do you still have your wedding dress?

Never had a wedding dress. I was never the girl who wanted a Big wedding. The thought of having to walk down the aisle with a bunch of people watching me, well I just imagined myself getting dizzy and passing out in front of everyone. I wanted the $$$, for the Honeymoon! ;)

3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?

When I am Happy I am all over the place, nowhere special... sad or stressed??? Either in Bed or out Shopping!!!

4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?

I do have kids and they do not sleep with us. Now if I am in the mood to snuggle with them or if they are sick or upset about something (bad dream, thunderstorm...) then it is ok, and welcomed.

5. Do you watch late night TV?

I use to always watch David Letterman. As a kid my mom worked nights. Dad would actually let me stay up with him and watch it, even on some school nights.... For 15 years I worked night shift, on my nights off I would stay up and watch all kinds of TV until 2 or 3am and then have to get up at 6 or 7 am, what was I thinking???? Now I am asleep around 10:30 or 11pm.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 3/16/11

~Things I am Looking Forward To ~

Our New Puppy Panzer that we pick up in 16 days

Watching the Girls Play Soccer

Relaxing on the Beach ... End of Summer :/

Camping Trips

My home-grown Tomatoes
The Mouse :)

Waking up and hearing Jeff say "Lets Go" and never knowing where that might be.
My Flowers

Tending my Garden
Sleeping In !!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Stealing 3-13-11

Cheers to all of us thieves!

17. Who would you like to show up at your door to say they love you?

I could say Matthew McConaughey or George Clooney, but that would get me in trouble! ( : I really never knew my maternal Grandmother, she died when I was too young to remember. I would love to have memories with her!

18. Last furry thing you touched?

My donkeys

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

2 Tylenol Pms

20. Do you miss film or does digital work for you?

I Love digital!!! You can see what you are getting and don't have to worry or wait to see the pictures. That being said, I just sold my old Canon Rebel 35mm camera on Ebay, it was my first Big purchase after graduating from college, paid about $500 for it and I loved it! You always had to be so careful loading the film, etc. I sorta miss that :/ Sorta!

21. Favorite age you have been so far?

I can't do just one age, it is impossible for me. 18 - senior in High school , 30- met my husband, and 36- became a mommy for the first time!

22. Your worst enemy?


23. What is your current desktop picture?

The girls in their game day Colts attire.

24. What was the last thing you said that was funny?

"Maybe the girls will sleep in today"

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?

Fly ~ If I could fly the $$$ would come easy :)

26. Who can't you say “no” to?

It is hard for me to say no to the girls, but I do. It is REALLY hard for me to say no to Jeff. He never asks for too much so when he does it is usually yes.

27. The last song you bought or downloaded?

I just heard David Cooks version of "Don't You Forget About Me" on American Idol, I really liked it so I downloaded it.

28. What time of day were you born?

Not too sure about that one, I was adopted so I don't have all of that info.

29. What’s your favorite number? Why?

#5 - It was my College volleyball number and I was born in May, the 5th month.

30. Where did you live in 1987?

Speedway, IN

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

It would be a lie if I said no. Sometimes I get to watching TV and I see these celebrities or even worse, non-celebrities that just have $$$ falling out of their pockets w/o doing anything... sometimes that just gets to me.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?


33. It's been almost a decade. Where were you when 9/11 happened?

I had just got home from working nights and was in bed. I usually stayed up to watch a little TV. I had started watching Regis and Kelli Rippa in the morning because she was new and I liked the show. Jeff was working dayshift that day and I just remember picking up the phone to call him with tears running down my face.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Five Question Friday, 3-11-11

1. Do you know what your REAL hair color is?

Yes, it is 1/2 and 1/2, 1/2 light brown and the other 1/2 - nasty, awful, yucky, can't believe I am old enough to have it Gray! Thank the Lord for hair color!!!!

2. Do you plan ahead for summer, or fly by the seat of your pants?


This summer we are planning. We are taking the big trip to Disney with the girls for the first time and we will be celebrating birthdays so I am wanting everything to be perfect and magical for them. It will be a 2 wk. vacation, 1 wk in Disney (for the girls) 1 wk on Beach (for Jeff and I) Jeff is the fly by the seat of your pants kinda guy and I am the Planner.

3. What is your favorite meal to cook?

I love to cook!!! It is one of my favorite things to do. I love trying new recipes and I am addicted to the Food Network. I Love Holiday cooking - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter dinner... I also love to have family or friends over for Themed dinners - Super Bowl (tailgating food), Sushi Night, Chinese Night, Mexican Night with Margaritas, Hmm It is 5'o clock somewhere, right?

4. Do you get offended by not receiving thank yous?

I use to before having kids. I was raised where when something, anything was given to you - you should sit down and write a Thank You note or at least call the person. Now that I have the kiddos I realize how hard it is to find time to do anything.

5. How did you meet your best friend?

I married my very best friend! But if we are talking girlfriends it is my friend Tammy. We met freshman year at college and 24 years later we are still best friends. Tammy and Tammy :) The first time I met her I was heading for the elevator in the dorm with a heavy basket of laundry piled high. She was standing close so I asked her if she could hit the down button for me ... I thought she was ignoring me because I asked her several times... I then said, "Are you deaf or something?" and did it myself. 1 week later I found mysel
f sitting in her room with some other girls and looked at her and noticed she was wearing a hearing aide!!! Needless to say I felt horrible! We bonded listening to her Mellencamp tapes. Yes tapes, this was right before the big CD explosion :) We have been best buds ever since. Love You Tammy and Happy Birthday!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 3/9/11 (With a Few Words)

But she is my Baby!

This week I have really been struggling with the thought of having my youngest start Preschool in the fall.

She needs to stay home with her Mommy! Look at that face, she will get into so much trouble!

Because of her big sister being in school all day she has been attached to her Momma's hip, and this Momma is really enjoying all the special time I get to spend with her!

Who needs Preschool when you have Momma and Mickey Mouse :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

Happy Monday Bloggers!

Playing along today with Java from NeverGrowingOld.


1. What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?
2. What was the last package that was delivered to your house?
3. What is your favorite scent that you love to smell?
4. Do you smoke?
5. Are your parents married or divorced?

My Answers:
1. You can't go wrong with potatoes, they taste good no matter how you cook them. I guess my favorite is Outbacks loaded Cheese Fries - Yum!
2.The last package I received was from Amazon, a book - Skinny Bitch. I partly blame
the picture above for this purchase!

3. I will agree with Java, I Love the smell of Lilac! But, my all-time favorite smell is Mulled Cider. Love, Love, Love it! It reminds me of Fall, my favorite season.

4. No, I do not smoke. Maybe once every 3 or 4 years I will have one small cigar with Jeff if we are at a Nascar Race, but other than that I am anti-smoking.
5. My parents are still married, 55 years! I feel very lucky to have them as my parents, they are the best!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday Stealing 3-6-11

Cheers to all of us thieves!
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

Standing in front of the bathroom mirror...
Oh Lord, wish I could have slept in longer today! I hate 12 hour shifts! I look so old! I wish I did not love chocolate so much, I am Fat! How come the girls are so messy when they brush their teeth, there is toothpaste all over the faucet and sink!

2. How much cash do you have on you?

$3.25 all in quarters

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?


4. Favorite planet?
I should say Earth, but the coolest looking is Saturn.

5. Who is the 4th
person on your missed call list on your cell phone?

Hold on a minute... Work

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
Waylon Jennings, Are you sure Hank done it this way.

7. What shirt are you wearing?

A scrub jacket with frogs all over it.

8. Do you label yourself?

Sometimes, I am sometimes a Redneck, I am sometimes a lazy a**, I am always a Republican, I am sometimes a fat a**, but I am always a loving momma!

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?


10. Bright or Dark Room?

Dark! I think because of working night-shift for so many years I just prefer things to be dark, bright lights tend to hurt my eyes.

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

I have no idea, I have not yet seen any other survey answers.

12. What does your watch look like?

A stainless steel Swatch Watch with a pink face.
13. What were you doing at midnight last night?

Sleeping! Had to get up at 5:30am today.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

Miss You and Love You :)

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?

I have no idea, I live in a small town ... there is a place called the Cheddar Depot a few miles away from us.

16. What's a word that you say a lot?

I say the word Geez a lot ... is that even a word?? Actually it is Jeez - (used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment,astonishment, etc.)