Tuesday, October 21, 2008

car continued...

So, the car is totalled...
I owe $1200 on the car still.
The insurance company seems to think my car is worth $5000.
so after paying off the car and my deductable... i get $2200 to put down on a new car.
so it ended up working out good in the end.
Mini-van here i come. LOL

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Last nite, i got home from YW and parked my car in my usual parking space and came in the house... after a long day I just wanted to relax. Went almost immediately to bed. I was in bed when i heard a loud bang outside. This is not uncommon, however... we have a walnut tree and under the tree is a shed with a metal roof. So we hear the walnuts hitting the roof often and i don't even think about the sound anymore. However, this one was a bit louder then usual... I thought, "wow that must have been a big walnut..." Didn't think anything else of it until... Sean went outside and came back in a min later and asked where my car was... "what do you mean, where is my car? i parked it where i always do???" Furiously running through my brain was... OHMYGOSH, did i forget to pay the bill and someone come repo the car? did i leave the keys in the car and someone come steal it????


My car had come out of gear (or did i leave it out of gear???) and rolled 50 feet down the hill into a tree.... (that was the loud walnut falling...)

All in all... not my fault... Sean was sending me text messages and was distracting me from my parking the car correctly!?!?!? or maybe the car wanted to be free...
who really knows what happened here... :)

we are pretty sure it will be deemed total loss, but we should find out in a day or so... for now... you are welcome to join everyone else in laughing at my stupidity...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Taison had a contest a school. They were to make a robot out of recycled materials. Taison and Daimon both decided to make one. This is what they came up with. They designed it all themselves! just a little help from me with the tape... Taison actually got 1st place in his class and was able to put his robot on display in front of the whole school!!! He was so excited. So proud of you, Taison!

Monday, September 29, 2008

I was having fun with some pics from this summer.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


So here's the deal...I guess this is a type of tag post. I wanna see what y'all remember!
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Feeling a little old....

So this past weekend i got the privilege of feeling OLD. HA
Three times in fact.

The first time... My sister and her roommate came into town and i went down town with them to the clubs... We wanted to go dancing so we went to a club that has 2 dance floors... the first being 80's music... then upstairs Hip Hop. Is it bad that i wanted to stay downstairs?? the music was great. Fun dance songs. However, we did go upstairs and stayed there until almost 2 am!!
I got home at 2:30am and had to work the next morning. i am way to old to do that very often.

2nd time I felt old... I am in the Young Women's presidency at church... One of the girls there wanted to "hang out with me" She actually text me and said "Let's get crunk!"
Apparently that is the new term to use... Originally it was "crazy drunk" however, now the termed is used loosely for - go have a good time! How can i be so out of the loop?

The 3rd time that i really felt old is on Sunday. We were driving downtown to watch the fireworks (in Knoxville they have a huge display for Labor Day) We turned the popular radio station on who were MCing the firework display to find out about traffic and a song came on that both of my boys starting singing. They knew every word. They knew who sang it, the lyrics, and even what the guy looked like!!!!! I NEVER heard for it. It was the Jonas Brothers Now granted they know it from listening to him on the Disney Channel.... but still!

Before this weekend i thought i was in the know... apparently i'm just an old mom who isn't really as cool as she thinks.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


August 1st i started reading Stephanie Myer's TWILIGHT series... As of Tuesday this week (12th of August) i was done with the entire series. (4 books) Now, granted they are an easy read... but there is like 700 pages in each book. So, needless to say i either A. had more free time then i thought i had or B: I neglected the things i should've been doing to read the stupid books. Chances are the later of the two actually happened. Here is my opinion of the series...
I did not want to read the books... First off because EVERYONE is reading the series. Just like say- Harry Potter.... it seemed to be the popular thing to do. I mean, seriously there are even church groups in Tennessee who are having book clubs, and renting out theaters for when the movie comes out... It's not even a church author. Sure, Stephanie went to school at BYU, but clearly the book is not a LDS novel... There is cussing, and sex ... not to mention Vampires and Werewolves... Anyway...And since i'm clearly a non conformist i did not want to be seen reading these books. Not to mention, i have plenty of other things i need to be doing besides ready some Youth Fiction. PLEASE!
But, I had a good friend who let me borrow a copy and said I had to read it... so i did...
The outcome -I read the series in 12 days, I enjoyed them thoroughly and worse of them all....

I'm completely in love with a vampire!!! LOL

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Not that anyone cares about my issue with shoes... but -

I work at a furniture warehouse. And if you've ever been to Tennessee in mid summer, you know how bloody hot it is. Well, the warehouse is not air conditioned so i sweat all day. Well, here is the dilemma with the shoes. I have sneakers that i can wear, or flip flops... Now, flip flops are a hundred times cooler to wear instead of sock and shoes... but, i fall out of them all the time when i'm carrying furniture or mattresses... so they don't work out so well. so, i've been looking for a sandal that has a back on it so i don't fall out of them at work. i had to have looked in a hundred different stores. (okay, so that's exaggerating a little bit) But, i couldn't find any. Either they didn't have any, or they were in the $100 range... (I'm really cheap... i would never spend that much money on shoes even if they lasted me the rest of my life...)

So, last resort i go to the outlet place. I find a pair of sandals that will work. They are the classic Teva sandals... not super cute, but they fit and work perfect... and they aren't too bad.... and they are on sale for $40!!! so, i decide to get them. i go to the cash register to finally purchase my shoes for work.... and my credit card was declined!!!!!! (are you kidding me!!!) So, i had to wait a week until payday... Finally, pay day arrives, and the first thing i do is head down to the store to pick up my shoes! I walk in.... and THEY SOLD OUT OF THEM!!!! (at this point i was sure that i was not supposed to have these shoes) i talked to the owner and he said he is out but that he would order me one. So, I had to wait another 10 days to get my sandals. (this is now about a 2 month process)

Okay, so this last week the 10 days were up and he called and i went and got my shoes. I was so excited about it! i put them on there at the store!

Now, wouldn't that be nice if that was the end of my story. OH NO. So, after my long awaited shoes... i can now be at work with sandals so i don't have to wear sock and shoes, and no more flip flops. I get two days of wearing them and i get big blisters on my feet! and to top it all off.... my husband hates them so bad, says they are so ugly that he doesn't want to be seen with them on me. YIKES!!!


Saturday, July 5, 2008

New Goals

Alright. Here it is... for those of you who don't know, i sell furniture in a warehouse... I answer the calls that come in from the classifieds and set up times to meet customers out at the warehouse. I've complained a few times before about the customers who are always running late...

Well, so here i am, out in the warehouse (which happens to be about 90 degrees out in there cause it surely isn't air conditioned.) I've got a tee-shirt on. I'm sitting on one of the bed and letting the customer browse. And then i see it.... My arms are jiggling!!!

I used to be the one with skinny arms and legs... Now, i've never been skinny... but i always carry my weight around the middle... You know what i'm talking about... a spare tire....

Well, apparently now my arms are finally catching up to my middle... and i said - "THAT'S IT!" I'm done being big... no having any clothes that fit... not caring what i look like or how i feel. I said this was going to be the year to get healthy. it's now July and i'm worse now then i was when i made that goal. so, here it goes. This week.. I've got three weeks with no husband and no kids... so i should have plenty of time to work out, to fix healthy snacks... not processed foods. We'll see in three weeks what i can do. I need to loose 65lbs. In three weeks i should be able to loose the first 10. Right? anyone wanna challenge me?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Another Wednesday

I think Wednesday's are my day to be irritated. Because here it is, another Wednesday evening.... at work.... another customer late. what is it with people???
But, you know what is really irritating me. Insurance! Come on Alice, i know you can agree with me.
My kids have health insurance, but my husband and i don't. When i try to find out information on line, or get a quote for how much it will be, the websites take me through a 10 page application wanting to know everything, just have someone call me with a quote... I don't want anyone calling me! i want the quote over the Internet. isn't that what the Internet is for... so i don't have to deal with sales people! especially insurance salesmen. YIKES! (i can say that cause i was an insurance salesmen at one point)
I just want to make it easy... just tell what to pay, and you cover my medical. i didn't think it had to be such a big deal... but here it is 6 months later, and i still don't have insurance. I think i might just give up. LOL

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Taison's Birthday

My son Taison just turned six. He wanted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party. So I called every place i could think of for a TMNT cake. Walmart, Krogers, etc... it's all be discontinued. I called Party City - all decorations discontinued...
What is a girl to do????
So - luckily a lady in our ward happened to have a TMNT cake shape pan. I'll take it!
but, then i realized.... I have to decorate this thing...
So, i spent Friday nite decorating... WOW hours and hours later... it turned out well. Well, at least for a first time decorator...
So, between Taison coloring pics of pizza's and TMNT and putting them up all over the house, and green streamers... we had what we considered a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Late People Irritate ME!

So, here I am at work. I've been here all afternoon, but, not super busy. My last appointment was at 4:30 and then my next is 6:00. So i'm already irritated that he could come earlier then 6. but, i want to set the time anyway in hopes of making some money... So... i've been sitting around waiting anyway for this guy to come out to the warehouse... 6:00, 6:05 , 6:10... the minutes keep rolling by. The guy isn't showing up. so i'm getting more and more irritated....
AT 6:20 the guys decides to show up. (2 more mins and i would've left him). SO i spend all this time with him out in the warehouse... giving him fantastic prices... and he doesn't even buy anything... nope not interested... i dropped the price so low i would've been only make like $20 and he still doesn't want anything...
Thanks a lot dude. i feel like telling the guy that he should pay me anyway for sitting around waiting for NO REASON...

Friday, May 2, 2008


How horrible is it that I plan my life's goals around winning the lottery?!?!
I am not an avid lottery player. If a have an extra dollar... maybe from change at the gas station, (like there is change now with these gas prices!!!) I will purchase a power ball ticket. So for a dollar i get 3 or 4 days of dreaming about what i would do with the money if i won. But, lately it has become more detailed. In fact it unfortunately has come down to "I can eat that huge bowl of ice cream because when i win the lottery I'm just going to go have lipo..." I have my floor plans of the house i would build all drawn out, even the colors and decor of each room... And not that i think that i will actually win... but it sure makes life a lot easier if i did. Though, i have heard stories of people that say that it doesn't get easier... actually harder... instead of fighting about not having enough money, you fight about other things. I suppose no matter what the amount of money is that you have, everyone has trials....
How fun would it be though... My biggest thing is that i would be a little secret Santa. No charities.... i want to do that all on my own.
How awesome would it be to get a new car with a big red bow on it and park it in some one's driveway that all they have is a little beater car that keeps dying. Or, purchase food storage for someone you know who could really use it, then have it delivered anonymously.
Pay off someones school loans so they just don't have that extra stress in their life....
That is what i would do with my money... spend my whole life doing things in secret.
I wonder if i could start now even if i don't have a dime to my name???

All in all, it sure is fun to think about... man what a $1 lotto ticket can do for my imagination.

" that thine alms may be in secret" Mat 6:4

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Why am i Blogging?

Since Blogging is the "in" thing to do, I've been peer pressured into starting my own. I actually have had this set up for sometime, just have never posted anything.
My life is very simple. What would I have to write about? Why bore people with the daily insignificant things. Who would actually want to read this?
Then I remembered... This isn't just for everyone else to read. It's for me to vocalize my private opinions, thoughts, and feelings. (even though everyone in the world will have access to read them)
It will be good for me to start writing again. I kept a journal back in the day... I even had an online diary i kept for awhile. Though i think this will be a little less revealing and a little more.... probably boring...
Maybe it will be fun. It will at the very least give me something to do...
and now, I can fit in with the "IN" crowd. :)