Friday, December 30, 2005


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2005 in Review

Rhonda posted this in her blog & I thought I would follow up...

2005 In Review
1. Did you have a new year's resolution this year? weight loss & scrapping ones…
2. Who kissed you at midnight? no one :(
3. Did it snow where you live? nope
4. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop? nope, but I would like to one day
1. Who was your valentine? no one
2. What did your valentine get you? nothing since I didn’t have one
3. When you were little, did you buy valentines for your whole class? of course! And I buy them for all the kiddos in my class now
1. Are you Irish? a little bit in there somewhere
2. Did you wear green on St. Patty's Day? always
3. What did you do for St. Patty's Day? worked
1. Do you like the rain? sometimes
2. Did you play an April Fool's joke on anyone this year? I might have, I don’t remember
3. Did you get tons of candy on Easter? no, but I love Easter!
1. What's your favorite kind of flower? daisies
2. Do you like the spring? yes, I like all the seasons
3. Finish the phrase: "April showers bring...": may flowers, of course!!
4. What would you think of as a spring color? pink
1. What year did you graduate from school? high school 1997, college 2000
2. Did you go on any vacations last June? I started my 3 week trip to Ukraine in late June
1. What did you do on the 4th of july? I went to a really bad concert in a small town square in Ukraine that a cell phone company was putting on.
2. Did you go on any vacations during this month? Finished off my 3 weeks in Ukraine
1. Did you do anything special to end off your summer? nope
2. What was your favorite summer memory of '05? spending 3 weeks in Ukraine
3. Did you go swimming a lot in the summer? once a week for work
4. Did you go to the beach a lot? not this summer
1. Did you attend school/college in '05? yup, I took a Foundations in Education class
2. Who is/was your favorite teacher? no clue
3. Did you like fall better than summer? usually
1. What was your favorite halloween costume ever? a generic person in a white sweat suit and a homemade “barcode” sign
2. What is your favorite candy? peanut butter and chocokate
3. What did you dress up like this year? nothing this year
1. Whose house did you go to for Thanksgiving? my Godparents
2. Do you like stuffing? yup!
3. What are you thankful for? faith, family, friends
1. Do you celebrate Christmas? of course
2. Have you ever been kissed under mistletoe? nope
3. What do you want this year for Christmas? new pants, scrapbook stuff
4. What's the best present you ever got for Christmas? lots of gift cards
5. Do you like cold weather? if it is snowy
6. How would you rate your year on a scale of 1-10? 8

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

what a life.....

Supposedly if you've seen over 100, you have no life. Number the ones you've seen.

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Boondock Saints
(X) The Mexican
(X) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and hutch
(X)Neverending Story
( ) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
Section 1: 6/10

( ) The Princess Bride
( ) Young Frankenstien
( ) AnchorMan: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Saw
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( )50 First Dates
( ) Jason X
Section 2: 0/10

() Scream
() Scream 2
() Scream 3
() Scary Movie
() Scary Movie 2
() Scary Movie 3
(X) American Pie
() American Pie 2
() American Pie the Wedding
(X) Harry Potter
Section 3: 2/10

(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
(X)Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil I
( )Resident Evil 2
( ) The Wedding Singer
( )Little Black Book
( )The Village
( )Donnie Darko
(X)Lilo & Stitch
Section 4: 4/10

(X)Finding Nemo
(X )Finding Neverland
( )13 Ghosts
( )The Grinch
( )Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( )White Chicks
( )Butterfly Effect
( )Thirteen Going on 30
( )I, Robot
Section 5: 3/10

( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
( ) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
Section 6: 0/10

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) the Terminal
(X) the Lizzie McGuire Movie
( )Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( )Dumb & Dumberer
( )final Destination
( ) final destination 2
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
Section 7: 1/10

( )the Ring 2
( ) Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies (H&K go to white castle)
( )Practical magic
(X) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( )Secret Window
( )I Am Sam
( ) the Whole Nine Yards
Section 8: 1/10

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child's Play
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
( ) Coach Carter
( ) Bad Boys
Section 9: 1/10

( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
(X) Se7en
(X) Oceans eleven
( ) Ocean's Twelve
( ) Identity
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator 2
Section 10: 2/10

(X)Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss' daughter
(X) Maid in manhattan
( ) Frailty
Section 11: 3/10

( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She's All That
( ) Calendar girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
Section 12: 3/10

( ) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
( ) The Others
(X) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) The Hot Chick
Section 13: 2/10

( ) Swimfan
( )Miracle
( )Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
(X ) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
( ) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( )Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
( ) Walk to Remember
( ) Boogeyman
Section 14: 1/10

(X) Hitch
(X)The Fifth Element
(X) Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Episode II Attack of The Clones
( )Star Wars Episode III Revenge of The Sith
(X) Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Episode VI Return of The Jedi...
(X) Troop Beverly Hills
( ) Swimming with Sharks
Section 15: 7/10

( ) Air Force One
( ) For Richer or Poorer
( )Trainspotting
( ) People Under the Stairs
( ) Blue Velvet
(X) Sound of Music
(X) Parent Trap 1
( ) Parent Trap 2
( ) The Burbs
(X) The Terminator
Section 16: 3/10

( ) Empire Records
( )SLC Punk
( ) Meet Joe Black
(X) NIGHTMARE before Christmas
( )The Silence of the Lambs
( ) Sleepy Hollow
( ) I Heart Huckabees
( ) 24 Hour Party People
( ) Blood In Blood Out
( ) The Virgin Suicides
Section 17: 1/10

( )Legally blonde 1
( ) Legally blonde 2
( ) Pretty woman
(X) Terminator 2
( ) Terminator 3
(X) WAYNES world
( ) Waynes world 2
( ) Blade
( )Spongebob squarepants the movie
( )Prey For Rock N' Roll
Section 18: 2/10

42 out of all of those...not sure how much of a life i have, lol, but i do see that i see a pretty wide range of movies!!

Monday, December 26, 2005

nice relaxing day

this morning i got up and went to the LSS to drop off what i created with my design team kit...then i went and bought tickets for a movie...

my friend katie & i went to see "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" with its IMAX experience! woohoo!! i love that movie!! it was fun to see it so huge...

then i went to lane bryant and bought some new black pants -- a size smaller than i had -- so they fit now :)

when i got home i relaxed and did nothing much except go downstairs and scrap 2 i am going to go to bed soon...and tomorrow i work, but i don't have to be in until NOON!! i get to sleep in!!! yay!


Sunday, December 25, 2005


i pray you all have had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!!

i woke up to see a light dusting of snow (didn't last long, but it was nice to see)...went up to church to wish people a Merry Christmas...came home and worked on laundry and scrapping :)

tonight my brother came down for dinner...we had most of what we used to have when my mom was dad did a good job cooking :)

Christmas wishes for everyone!!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

happy Christmas eve!

well, christmas eve is almost over, but it has been a very nice day :)

tonight was the church service where the kids sing, etc...meghan did AWESOME! and the four of us who were playing tone chimes did well, too...the messages and readings were nice and the songs were wonderful...

after church we ate dinner with meghan's family -- and we ate what my mom used to always make -- dollar rolls sandwiches, chips, rainbow jello and cookies...then we opened some presents up brother came down for dinner and presents...

my brother, dad & i came back to our house and opened up our presents, so there is really nothing for tomorrow except dinner...i may go to church in the morning -- one of my sunday school girls said she had a gift for me, and it would be a nice example to go...

but, i got some nice gifts: money & MS Office from my brother, a necklace from meghan, a ring, 2 books & a sweatshirt from my neighbor, longaberger dishes from my Godparents, a 20 questions game from a friend, a tea cup set from the pastor's wife, and the latest American girl doll & some gift cards from my dad...

SO, monday i hope to see a movie, but i can also go shopping at: Lane Bryant (dad), For Keeps Sake (dad), Target (2 kids at school), Blockbuster (2 kids at school) and eat at St. Louis Bread (2 kids at school)...this will be nice :)

happy christmas eve!!

Friday, December 23, 2005

day off #1

this is the first of the 4 extra days i have off during the school's "winter break"

so far i have slept in, gone to drop off a present, stopped at the LSS, went to lunch with a friend & cleaned out my car then got it washed...

later today i plan on scrapping WOOHOO!! and i have one present to wrap :) then i will be ready for tomorrow :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

12 more hours...

until "winter" break!! woohoo!! i have some hours this afternoon & then my hours tomorrow...

then friday i am FREE! i am planning on sleeping in, going to see a movie and scrapping (which i haven't had a chance to do in ages!)

saturday is the children's service at church, so i have to get meghan there, plus i am playing the tone chimes :) my family and meghan's family are going to eat dinner together after that

sunday might be church, not sure if we will go or not, but we will open presents and my brother will come down & we will all eat dinner together...maybe bob will spend the night so he doesn't have to drive all over the place to come eat with us every night

monday i am off as well :) so more sleep and scrapping!!

have a wonderful day :) i might just be back later :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

2 years ago today...

was the day my mother died...Christmas sucked that year...she died on her 61st birthday...

i miss her everyday, but today is just worse...

here is an older photo of her (probably a year or so earlier)

Monday, December 19, 2005

running all over this past weekend

man, i am tired of running all over and working all day and just being tired!!

friday i worked my 10 1/2 hours...then i went to dinner with my brother & dad...i had a really weird experience at work -- one of the dad's gave me a 4-pack of beer for my brother, lol, since he gets like 3-4 cases free from his job...and since i don't drink, i gave it to my brother...

saturday i got to sleep in some and then it was laundry and cleaning and i had to run to dierberg's (gift for brother), johnnie brock's (the one in fenton is closing & their stuff is CHEAP! i got party paper goods for a quarter a package!!), target (baby shower gifts), party america (other paper goods for baby shower) & petco (present for meghan's dog)...after all that running i had tickets for "A Christmas Carol" at the Fox -- thank you kezk! -- and my friend renee went with me...this performance was by one of the touring companies that are a part of the Nebraska Theatre Company -- they were AWESOME!! there were a few sound issues (echo-y) but those got fixed...

sunday i had to go pick meghan up from her friend's house before she sang at church...then was practice for saturday & sunday school...after that was a baby shower at church...there were SO many people there (and of course some had NOT signed up)...but it went well & they got a lot of fun things that they really will need in the first few months :)

today is just work and relaxing :)

hapy holidays all!

Saturday, December 17, 2005


somehow the power cord for my laptop is not working!! and the thing is only a couple months old...


it is plugged into a working outlet, all the connections are correct, all the connections have been dusted with air, but still nothing!!


Thursday, December 15, 2005

A Thought for Today...

Life is like a box of crayons...
full of colors to use and enjoy,

i thought of that this morning at work -- no one likes a broken crayon, and no one likes things broken in life...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Cards for Recovering Soldiers

I have a special request.

I'm sure many of you are currently writing cards to friends and family. If you can, please send an extra one (or 10, or 20) to our American military heroes who are recuperating from wounds this Christmas Season. Please enclose a short note thanking them for their service and personal sacrifice. They are the protectors of our freedom, we must let them know. Your small act of kindness will be greatly appreciated.

Here's the address...

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

busy like bees here with me...

so i have been EXTREMELY busy since last week & my birthday!!

saturday i went to a class at the LSS with Tracy Niehaus from K & Co -- we made THE - MOST - AWESOME mini book!! the class was only $15, too!! we had SO much product that it was well worth the price -- it is a "Christmas" mini book, but it is all pink & brown & teals & fun colors, and nothing is too Christmas-y, so it can be used for just about anything :) PLUS, we used jewels & sequins & so much FUN BLING!! lots of neat little tips & tricks, too :) i also spent most of the day on saturday doing laundry & cleaning my still needs to be cleaned more, but it is better than it was & i found quite a few things to get rid of

sunday was sunday school & practice for the Christmas program...i am going to be playing tone chimes for one of the songs -- they are similar to handbells, but cheaper & easier to play...i also had to go pay my Lane Bryant bill ( since it was due, i went to a local mall to pay -- and it took me an HOUR to find a parking spot & pay my bill!! that was ALL i did there!! i also went to target & bought a bunch of picture frames that are part of gifts, etc...

monday was back to work & the swing of things...class is done, but i TOOK A NAP -- which i never do...then monday night i had a thing at the LSS -- the design team got to meet the EK rep! we made a cute little notebook & then learned more about some of their products...she asked our opinion on what they should work on next & then did some trivia questions! i won a book of quotes & a small album...then she had 2 things left & i got one because my birthday was closest :) Jan ROCKS!

today (tuesday) was: work, YMCA, bank, home (for a little bit), haircut, lunch, work, design team meeting at LSS, NYOBC meeting at LSS...finally home about 8:15 ish...

tomorrow is work & a staff meeting...and a trip to the YMCA...

thursday is work & dinner with my Godparents...

friday is WORK ALL DAY...and possibly out to dinner with my brother...

saturday is laundry, cleaning, make baby album for sunday, "A Christmas Carol" at the Fox

sunday is church, sunday school, Christmas eve practice, baby shower for Carolyn, Christmas party for LSS...

i need time to SLEEP and RELAX!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Happy Birthday to ME!!

well, i am officially 27 now!

today is my birthday, it has been pretty uneventful, but it has been nice...

my birthday stuff started on friday night -- my dad & i went to dinner at Red Robin (yum yum!!) then to Best Buy where he got me a NEW TV! my old tv was about 10-15 years old and it barely worked, so it was a very practical gift...i got a couple cards in the mail yesterday from family friends who live out of town...

today i took treats for the kids at work (twizzlers in the AM & tootsie rolls in the PM) dad took me to Red Lobster for dinner (i love their crab cakes!!)...i also got some e-cards from friend wendy even left me a voice mail where she sang to me, lol...i got a really cute s'mores ornament from my neighbor -- it is holding a little scrapbook!

my brother is coming down on friday (so he says) to take us out to dinner...if i get something from him, it will be in january along with whatever he gets me for Christmas...

well, i am off to relax & enjoy the rest of my day (and maybe even go to bed early, lol)

Saturday, December 03, 2005

i'm a winner!!


today i was listening to KEZK ( because they play Christmas songs ALL DAY LONG (and i *heart* Christmas)...well, right now they are doing a call-in contest called stocking stuffers...they announce what the prize is & which caller will be the winner...

so i'm driving home from some errands & they announce the 13th caller will win 2 tickets to see "A Christmas Carol" at the Fabulous Fox ( on December 17th...i think, what the hey, and attempt to call -- i get a busy signal (of course!)...i try again (for no real reason at all) and I GET THROUGH!

AND I AM THE 13TH CALLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have to go to their office sometime this week to pick up my tickets! but i WON! i have never won a call-in anything before!!

woohoo for me!