Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Disney Pictures *Updated

Since noone could see the photo I posted here is a link to the Disney pictures. Click HERE to see the whole set.

Friday, August 10, 2007


The long awaited story of my Disney trip.........

Disney was great. I have been there twice before, but this was Munchkin's first trip. He isn't a big ride person, mainly cause he is scared of heights, so we mainly did the shows and stood in line for pictures and autographs for characters. However we did run into a few problems.

To start off with we almost missed our flight. LD's family didn't give themselves enough time to check in and the flight departure time had been moved up. The airport people were nice enough to let us on though. Then of course we sat on the plane for 45 minutes while it gassed up so it didn't even leave on time! Stupid airports.

Then when we got to our hotel the shuttle driver had pulled a wire out of LD's wheelchair, so it wouldn't work. This caused some problem since a 250lb wheelchair with a 250lb man in it are not easy to push. The Disney resort helped us out and got us hooked up with a rental chair and a company that replaced the broken piece. Oh and it was all covered by the bus company since it was their fault.

Once we got over these hurtles we were off to the parks.

Our days at the parks were not nearly as bad as we all expected. LD has a sister-in-law who is a trouble maker and thinks the world revolves around her and her kids, so we were all thinking that we were gonna have problems with her. This year though we all decided to split up and do our own things and then meet up for dinner. This meant that everyone stayed together except sister-in-law, her husband, and 2 kids. This made our days very relaxing and stress free. The heat however did not help. One day the humidity was 100%. Yuck. We spent lots of money on water.

We made special trips to Seaworld and Busch Gardens. The trip to Busch Gardens was made extra special because I had 2 sisters drive up to meet us. One of my sisters lives in Florida, so I don't get to see her that often and the other just happened to be in Florida visiting. It was great for Munchkin to spend this time with them.

After a few days of amusement parks we finally got to go on the Disney Cruise. This was an awesome experience. I hardly saw Munchkin because of the free kid services they offer. It wasn't because I made him stay there, but because he enjoyed it so much. He got to watch movies, watch a magician, play sports and all kinds of other things.

We docked at to ports. One was the Bahamas where we went to Atlantis and viewed the huge aquarium. It was neat, but at $32 a person very expensive. Oh and that cost didn't even get you access to the beach.

The next port was Castaway Cay, Disney's private island. Munchkin and I spent the day at the beach. We had rented snorkeling equipment and did that. It was right off the beach, so it didn't get very deep. The neat part is that we saw a fish that was as big as Munchkin and he is not a little 7 year old. I didn't think we would see anything since it was right where everyone was swimming, but I was wrong. Oh and when you go snorkeling be sure to apply lots of sunscreen to your back. We found out later that night that ours was not sufficient. Ouch.

All in All the trip was very relaxing and fun. I had the most fun on the cruise. It was more of a laid back pace which is how I like my vacations, but when you have a kid you have to do the amusement parks.

*sorry if there are any spelling or grammar mistakes, but I gotta go and didn't proofread.

Monday, August 06, 2007

I am still alive

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am doing fine. Just very busy. I had my last day at work and am unpacking as we speak. I would have posted earlier, but we had dial up and it took 30 minutes just to load a page. However, we just got DSL today. Yeah.

I should have time to give you a post about the move and I will also post about my Disney trip. I may even get time to catch up on what everyone is doing.

Hope all is well.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


I am off to Florida for 10 days. We are visiting Disney and then we get to go on the Disney Cruise. I can't wait. Although I am sure when I get back to work I will be exhausted and need a vacation from my vacation.

I will make sure to try to remember all the stories and maybe I will finally figure out how to put pictures up. LD's family is sure to give me some great posts.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What Do You Say When You Get Hurt?

Munckin: “Do you cry when you cut your fingers?”

Grandpa: “No, but I might curse.”

Munchkin: “What is curse?”

Me: “It means he might say a bad word.”

Munchkin: “Oh. You mean like fudge monkey popsicle?”

I only have myself to thank for that. After all I was the one who let him go to the farm with a bunch of guys. I guess it could be worse. At least they didn't use “actual” curse words.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Free food.........Yum

I had the food and cake tasting this Saturday. I wasn't sure what to expect, but everything was great.

The dinner is going to be yummy. We are having 3 meats, 2 veggies, and 2 starches. When we went for the tasting there were really only 2 things we weren't sure about. The chicken and the side of pasta. We were hesitant on picking a chicken because one had mushrooms and the other was bland. I loved the mushrooms, but we wanted to be sure that people would eat it also and I know a lot of people don't eat mushrooms. We finally decide that if they didn't like it they could pick something else. Plus the kids are getting fries and chicken strips (LD's choice, not mine), so they won't complain.

As for the pasta we had 4 choices; Alfredo, Pasta Con Broccoli, Lasagna, and a Bow Tie pasta with red sauce. I hate Pasta Con Broccoli and the Alfredo was out because LD tends to get sick off of cream sauces. He has a slight touch of lactose intolerance, which means I don't have to worry about him eating any of the ice cream. More for me!!! Ok back to the pasta. We decided that Lasagna is too much of a meal to be a side, but if the Bow Tie pasta sauce was bland then we would do Lasagna. The Bow Tie pasta was very good. The sauce had lots of seasoning in it to give it a good taste. Our choices were made.

After this was done we were off to do the cake tasting. I had decided that my parents and his parents could come to the food tasting, which his parents declined, however I felt strongly that only LD, Munchkin, and I should be present for the cake tasting. This caused a problem since we had to bring the samples home to taste them and both our houses are usually swarming with family. His family had a graduation party Saturday afternoon, so the house was conveniently empty. Munchkin went to the graduation party, so he missed the initial tasting, but he got to finish the samples off later that day.

The two of us have different tastes in food, which can cause problems, but we did end up agreeing on one flavor and then we threw in one that each of our mothers requested and then the traditional white with fruit filling. We figure that the grooms cake can be the chocolate one, since that seems to be the tradition anyhow. Now I just have to have him tell me what he wants it too look like so that I can get that taken care of.

Saturday was a good productive day. I got 2 things down, but I have a ton of things still to do. I can't believe that I have less than 4 months to finish planning this wedding. Time has flown by, so I guess I better get my butt in gear and finish planning.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another Step Closer to Moving

I gave my resignation yesterday. My final day at work is July 27th. I can't believe that in a little over a month I will be moving. I am starting to freak out. There are so many thoughts flying threw my brain about this move.

I can't wait to get into a house that I can actually decorate and make my own.

I can't wait to be THE mom of the house and not a daughter with a son.

I can't wait to be able to go grocery shopping and not worry about Munchkin's snacks disappearing before he gets to eat them.

I can't wait to display what a wonderful wife I will make LD.

I can't wait to actually feel grown up and not dependent on my parents.

I can't wait to be able to go to bed and turn over to tell LD good night in person every evening.


I don't want to have to look for a new job.

I don't want to have to make new friends.

I don't want to have to drive 10 minutes just to visit a neighbor.

I don't want to have to either shop on line, wait until I am back in St. Louis, or buy all my stuff at Wal-mart.

I don't want to have to prove to people that I can live in the country. I am tougher than I look.

I don't want to worry about Munchkin fitting in and making new friends.

I don't want to worry about a Tornado flying through our area and not knowing it until it is too late. (I have a huge fear of Tornadoes and there are no sirens there to warn us. One of my necessary purchases before moving will be a weather alert radio.)

I don't want to have to live in a house full of tension with The Joes.

All of this stuff is giving me mixed feelings about the move. At times I just want to tell LD that I am not coming, but I promised I would give it a try for a year. I hope it works and I can handle all the change because if I can't our long distance bill will be sky high and I will be on the Internet all the freaking time. I will probably also be making multiple trips home to visit St. Louis and remind myself that there is civilization out there and to visit Target, of course.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I am Kid Free for a Week

Aren't you jealous??

Munchkin agreed to a 5 day trip to the farm with LD, his cousin, and his 6 year old son. LD and I were shocked that Munchkin wanted to go much less was extremely excited and anxious to leave. He couldn't stop talking about it to everyone.

He usually doesn't want to do anything with LD unless I am along, so you can see why this was such a shocker. Munchkin's reluctance to spend time with LD makes him feel inadequate and unsure about their relationship. Hopefully this time together without me as the go between will help them learn each other’s personalities and cement their bond.

The only down side is that I don't know what to do with my time. Both my boys are gone, my family all works in the evenings and my friends are busy with their lives, so I have no one to do anything with. Some of you may be thinking that I should go to the movies alone or go shopping. First off I hate going out by myself especially to a movie or to eat. Weird I know. I just feel like people are staring at me thinking how sad I am that I don't have any friends or family to go out with.

I could handle the shopping by myself, but at the moment the bank won't allow that. I have to save up money to buy goodies for Munchkin's B-day slumber party and a bowling party. Yes he is getting two birthday parties this year, one for family and the other just school friends. It was the least I could do since mean mommy is making him move.

So as of now I am spending my time at home loafing around and getting ready for Munchkin's slumber party on Saturday. Oh the excitement. However this will all change when I get a call from my Grandma confirming the pool is open. Then it will be me, a good book, and an ice cold glass of water on the side of the pool. That is what I call relaxation. Besides I have to get rid of this stupid farmers tan or I might look a little funny in October in a strapless wedding gown.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Living Arrangements

This weekend I got a little taste of how my life is going to be for the next few months and boy is it going to be hard.

I knew from the beginning that LD had planned on employing a family friend to be a caretaker for his farm and animals. This man, I'll call him Joe, would take care of doing the physical jobs that LD is incapable of doing and he would be in charge of the animals if we went out of town.

I know many people that have this type of arrangement and it works great. Unfortunately there are a few down falls to this. At least I think so.

Part of the deal with Joe is that we provide a small house for him on the land, which was fine with me until I found out where LD planned on building it. The house will be built so close to ours, that I can yell from my back porch and they can hear me from theirs. I voiced my concerns on this and LD explained why he wanted it this way. After our discussion he made me realize that his choice was best even if I still didn't like it. Besides if I lived in the suburbs I would have a neighbor even closer.

The other downfall and the one that affects me most is Joe is married. I had no problems with this until my encounter this weekend with Mrs. Joe. Thus is my story..........

I arrive at my future house with my sister for Memorial weekend. I was rather excited about showing off my house since she is my first family member to visit. Shortly after saying my Hellos I started the house tour. Midway through Mrs. Joe interrupts me to point out what she has done. She cleaned the bathroom, she scrubbed the carpet, she rearranged LD's closet and drawer space.

She basically made it sound as if I was incapable of keeping up on the household chores. Um, hello, I don't live there yet. Oh and believe me I know how sloppy these boys are. I have had to clean the house when it was at its worse.

I try to move to the next room, which will be Munchkins, and again she stops me. She explains that she will be hanging some pictures, the ones that I bought to decorate Munchkin's room. I told her not to because it would just cause more work since we still have to paint and figure out the furniture lay-out. Hanging the pictures now would just cause us to have to take them down and cover holes that were put there unnecessarily. She blew me off and said she would do it because it would make Munchkin feel more at home.

Oh if looks could kill she would have been toast. I know what is best for my son and if I thought that some pictures on a wall would make the transition easier than I would hang them myself, but it won't so just step the hell down lady. (I know this is long, but it gets better.)

I then proceeded to show Sister my kitchen and again was interrupted. Mrs. Joe has to show me how she has rearranged the whole damn kitchen. Personally, I think it takes some nerve to go into someones house and rearrange their things. The cleaning I didn't mind since she was trying to make my weekend fun, but the rearranging is my job and I have been looking forward to moving into this house and making it feel like home. Plus now when I move everything back I will look like an ungrateful bitch. UGH.

Now for the best part, Mrs. Joe then turns to me and says that she will clean the house, but that doesn't mean that we can be slobs and leave stuff laying around thinking that she is the maid. Excuse me?? I never said you were gonna clean my house and believe me you will not be in the future.

By this point I was so angry. LD noticed the change in me and cornered me in the bedroom to talk about it. I explained everything that happened. He was upset by the rearranging of things, but she had done that all on her own while he was gone. He told me that it is for me to do and he would tell her not to do it anymore.

I also questioned him about her thinking she was gonna be paid to clean the house in the future. He explained that when the arrangements with the Joes had been made I was not in the picture, so yes she was supposed to be cleaning and also do the paperwork/bookkeeping for the farm. I told him that I won't allow her to clean and that we had discussed me taking a course to learn Microsoft Excel, so that I could do the paperwork. He agreed and said that he would have to go over everything again and we would work it out. That made me feel better.

However there is one more problem. The final contract and house building for the Joes has been put on hold with my moving and the wedding plans, so that means when the contract is finalized this summer the Joes will be living in my basement. I will have to deal with this woman everyday. I have already warned LD that she is gonna cause me alot of stress and that I will most likely take it out on him. He understands and will try to get this whole situation taken care of as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Another Great Time

Friday night was another fun blogger get together with Lisa, Jaelithe, and Dana. We met up at Kitchen K for some good drinks and food. I love having these meetings because you get to learn so much more about them than you can from their blogs. You get to talk about all those unbloggable subjects and you get to see how animated they can be.

I learned that Dana hates to waste food especially dessert. She just kept scrapping away. I kept waiting for her to pick up her plate and lick it.

Lisa always eats her vegetables. We used that as an excuse for her to indulge in a 3000 calorie dessert. Ok it might not have been 3000, but it looked like it.

Jaelithe loves to shoe shop. She had the cutest heels on that she got to buy while shopping by herself. Her husband watched her little one while she was out spending.

I must admit that I was a little more nervous about this meeting than the last one. I don't know why, but I think it had something to do with me being out of my comfort zone. The restaurant was in the city and I was worried it was a little more classy than I am used to. I am not familiar with the city and when I think of restaurants there I think of all those people that can afford those expensive loft apartments and that know everything about wine and food. I also think of them wearing everything designer, so then it threw me into a fit about what I should wear. (I have been told that I often over analyze. I wonder why.)

I am glad to say that I worked myself up for nothing. The restaurant is great, low-key and easy to find. The girls made me feel very comfortable and at ease just by being themselves. It also might have been the martini, but I only had one and can handle quit a lot of alcohol, unless it it starts with a “T” and ends in “equila”. That is another story. In the end I had nothing to worry about.

If you are interested in seeing pictures then you came to the wrong place. I again was a slacker and didn't have a camera. The other girls have pictures up just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Some things about me

Mikala did a little interview and I volunteered for her to interview me. Here are the 5 questions she asked me and my answers.

1.How did you meet LD and how long were you dating before he popped the question?
I meet LD through eHarmony. Having a 6 year old and mainly married friends I wasn't doing so well with the whole dating thing. I had a friend suggest eHarmony and I thought hey why not. It took a while, but after a few first dates with other people I lucked out. We had been dating 9 months when he popped the question. Fast I know, but it was just right.

2.What's the biggest mistake you've ever made?
That is a tough question. I have a lot of “what ifs”, but nothing I would consider a mistake. All my choices have gotten me to where I am today. I could say that one mistake was not listening to my gut when it told me to break up with Munchkin's father, but if I would have done that I wouldn't have Munchkin. So I wouldn't call it a mistake. If I really had to make a choice I would say that it was quiting Weight Watchers over a year ago. It really worked for me and I dropped 40lbs and then I quit and it all came back.

3.Do you have any allergies? If so, what are they?
I am allergic to bees, wasp, etc. When I get stung, that area swells up about 3 times its normal size. One year I was stung on my foot and it swelled so bad I couldn't walk on it for weeks. That was the year the doctor made me carry around a bee sting kit, which included a shot I had to give myself. Luckily I have never had to use it.

4.Do you have a specific talent you are proud of? If so, what is it?I can dance and choreograph pretty well. At least I think I can. I can sing, but I am too shy to sing in public, at least by myself. I have actually performed in a few musicals. Another fun “talent” is that I can fit my mouth around a mason jar. You find your most impressive talents when you are drunk.

5.How many siblings do you have? Tell us about them and if you are close.
This could take a while. I have 5 siblings, 2 older brothers and 3 younger sisters. I am the middle child and somewhat the odd ball. My brothers are very close I guess cause they are the boys. My younger sisters are all pretty close because they have similar interests. They all did the cheerleading stuff and I did choir and drama. They all do the whole bar and nightclub thing and I stay home and raise a kid. They all work late nights at restaurants and I work “normal 9-5 hours”. Despite all our differences though we all love to get together and goof around at least once a month. This family time is gonna be missed so much when I move.

If anyone is interested in me interviewing you let just drop a comment with your email and I will send you 5 questions. The questions will be different than the above ones.


Here is another little thing. I thought since I don't get to post often I would leave you with 2 things. Maybe it will keep you occupied until next week.

I got this from Star8278 and thought it looked like fun.

1. Go to Pop Culture Madness
2. Pick the year you turned 18
3. Get yourself nostalgic over the song's of the year
4. Write something about how the song affected you
5. Pass it on to 5 more friends

I turned 18 10 days before 1998, so here are the top songs for 1997.

1997's Greatest Hits
1. Barbie Girl - Aqua
I loved this song. I still have the CD for this group.
2. ESPN Presents Jock Jams - Various Artists I had a guy friend that owned this CD. It was all he listened to in the car. We constantly were hearing "Are you Ready"
3. Wannabe - Spice Girls
Another song I loved. My friends and I dressed as the spice girls for Halloween one year. I got to be scary spice cause I had the darkest skin.
4. Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
I get knocked down and I get up again......I knew those words without having to look them up. Pathetic. My dad loved this song, so I bought it for him. He played it all the time.
5. To The Moon and Back - Savage Garden
I don't remember this song, but I have the CD. Actually it is on my iPod, but I guess I don't really like that song cause I can't remember what it sounds like.
6. You Make Me Wanna - Usher
I used to know all the words to this song. I owned the single and listened to it constantly.
7. I Like It Like That - Blackout All-Stars
I kinda remember this song, but don't have any stories to go with it.
8. Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Az Yet
Don't remember this song.
9. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
This is probably the only DMB song I like. I know they were big and Everyone I knew loved them, but I couldn't stand them.
10. It's Your Love - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Tim McGraw is hot. Enough said. haha. I love this song and thought the video was really neat since Faith was hugely pregnant in it, but still beautiful.

Monday, May 07, 2007

I Want One

The talk of babies has been brought up between LD and I quit a few times in the last few months. If it were up to him I would be pregnant right now, but I have different thoughts.

Ideally I would like to have lived in our new house for at least a year. This way I can make sure that Munchkin has adjusted to the move and having LD as a father. Those are 2 huge steps for him. Who am I kidding those are big steps for me too.

Munchkin has voiced his opinion about a baby. He wants one, but only if it is a boy. I am hopeful that with him being a little older (7 this month) there won't be any sibling rivalry. If anything he will be helpful with feedings and diapers, etc.

Another concern I have is that LD's family will favor the new baby over Munchkin. I know this is most likely unavoidable, but I am hoping that the more time Munchkin spends as a family member the less chance there is that he will be pushed aside. I will just have to make sure that I show Munchkin plenty of attention to make sure he doesn't notice the lack of from others.

The reason I bring this up is because it seems like everyone around me is having a baby and it is making my resistance break down. I am to the point now that I want to start as soon as we say "I do". Not right after, but you get my point. Can we say honeymoon baby.

The move will determine my final decision. If Reese settles in easily then it will give me an ok to start early. Where as if he has a hard time adjusting I will put it off. I guess only time will tell.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Planning a trip when one of your party is wheelchair confined is such a pain in the butt. In July LD, I, Munchkin, and LD's family are going on a trip to Disney and then catching the Disney Cruise. We were all very excited about this until we started planning the excursions for when the boat docked. Almost everything is not suitable for electric wheelchairs. To make matters worse we were informed that LD may not even be able to get off the boat in the Bahamas.

We are now debating canceling the cruise even though I would love to go, I would not feel right being able to do all the fun stuff while LD is confined to the boat.

We have run into many different problems when trying to plan trips. We have to be sure that the bathroom we get is a roll-in shower. Even after confirming this with hotel staff we have been given rooms with a bathtub. So LD is left to take sponge baths.

Flying is also tricky. LD has to be transferred from his chair to an aisle chair, which is just a very skinny wheelchair. After this he has to maneuver himself in to the airplane seat. This is complicated by a non-movable armrest. While this is all being done his chair is being transported to the luggage storage in the plane or at least we hope. In previous years LD has said that his chair has been damaged in the transfer. The airline pays for the damages, but it is inconvenient for him to be without a chair. Thankfully the only damages have been to the fabric and are not major.

Most places in the United States are handicap accessible because there are laws and regulations, but flying out side of the US there are no guarantees.

All of these things are making our decision on where to take our honeymoon difficult. I have googled many things that have been helpful. I would love to go somewhere warm and sandy, but that is not the most ideal thing for LD. He would sink on the beach. Although he has said that they do make beach wheelchairs, but if I was him sitting in a hot chair while watching people swim in the ocean does not sound fun to me.

He wants to stay in a cabin or a wilderness lodge. That is fine with me, but then we run into the problems of there not being much to do or the weather being cold.

However I think I have found a solution yesterday. I was doing some more with google and came across Gimp on the Go. It is a website where the editor is in a electric wheelchair and he and others have written stories on what travel places are good for disabled people. The website is very informative. I love it and am so happy that I found it.

On the website he describes a trip to Hawaii and from what he wrote it sounds as if there was tons of stuff for him to do. So now all I have to do is convince LD that is where he wants to go. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Some Fine Women and a little sweetnees

Over the weekend I got to meet some great St. Louis Bloggers. I had a great time sitting and chatting with Lisa, Jaelithe, Michelle, Linlee, Kristie, and Raquita.

I didn't bring a camera, so if you are interested in seeing pictures click on over to Lisa, Linlee, or Kristie. I can't wait to do it again!


On another note here is a conversation that Munchkin had with his 3 year old cousin this weekend.

Cousin: Where is your dad?

Munchkin: Over there. (pointing to LD)

Cousin: Where is your mom?

Munchkin: Shopping.

This is the second time Munchkin has referred to LD as his father and it is such a relief to me. It lets me know that Munchkin is okay with my future wedding and that he is already considering LD his father.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I'm Back

I made it back from Vegas in one piece and only a little poorer. Winning $250 helped out a lot. We did a ton of stuff, but one main thing we didn't do was go to a “real” Vegas show. You know the ones where the girls are topless, but have huge head pieces. I really wanted to see one, but we never worked it in.

We did however make it to the Playboy Club one night. I was disappointed. I had heard that it was decorated all neat with bunny head accents everywhere. It was so dark in there that you could hardly see any of it. Oh and also in order to get a table you had to buy a bottle of alcohol. We bought 4 drinks for $45, so you can only imagine how much a bottle cost. I think it is fair to say we didn't stay long.

I did have another playboy first that weekend. I actually bought a Playboy magazine for LD. This was my first time buying and looking at one. I bought it cause there was some female wrestler in it and LD loves his WWE. I noticed that Playboy magazine has a lot in common with Cosmopolitan Magazine. They both have 20 or so pages of ads before you get to the good stuff.

I was interrupted before I was able to get to the nude girls, but I did get a chance to read an advice column. One thing that made me laugh was some guy had written in to ask advice on different ways to cook mushrooms. His wife loved to eat mushrooms, but they were getting tired of eating them the same way. Can we say dork. Why would you write to Playboy for that kind of advice? Why not Better Housekeeping or something like that? Then LD's sister made a good point. Maybe they didn't just eat the mushrooms. Ew gross.

Oh and just to rub my vacation in a little more, I was wearing shorts while my fellow St. Louisians were dealing with snow. I enjoyed a nice warm St. Pat's.

***I am looking forward to our St. Louis Bloggers' Lunch this Saturday. Hope to see everyone there.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

I am leaving on Thursday for a trip to Vegas. I am excited and nervous all at once. I have never been to Vegas and am looking forward to all the shows, bars, rides and attractions, etc. Yet at the same time I am so nervous to fly. This will be only my second time flying and my first time I got so sick. I am gonna stock up on Dramamine and hopefully will survive it.

Another thing I am nervous about is being away from Munchkin. I have been away from him once before, but that was for 2 days and I was a quick drive away. I know we will both be fine, but I am still gonna have to call him everyday.

A fun part about the timing of Vegas is that alot of people know that I am frustrated with the wedding plans, so they think we are gonna get married down there. I refuse to do this cause I want Munchkin included. However I told my mom that she doesn't have to worry unless my wedding dress is gone. Would it be mean for me to hide it??

I still have alot to do before Thursday. I have laundry to wash, grocery shopping for Munchkin, shopping for Dramamine, packing, learning to take LD's wheelchair apart for the plane ride. Oh and I have to run to the DMV to get a new License.

The one I have now doesn't expire until 2011, but it has bubbles in the film. I am afraid that this will cause me problems at the airport and Vegas casinos. I also wanted to get a new picture on it since 2 weeks ago they almost wouldn't let me in Harrah's because they said I didn't look like the picture. The DMV said they will replace my license for free, but they will be unable to take a new picture until it expires. Here is hoping that I don't have any problems.

Everyone keep your fingers crossed that I come back a bigger winner and not a big broke loser.

Note: If anyone out there is familiar with McAfee Virus protection I would love the help. My dad updated it and the new version won't let me sign into blogger or my email. I have read through the help pages multiple times and can't figure it out. This is the reason I only blog once a week on Tuesday. This is the day I can sneak a computer at work.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

My Fine is.......

Join the fun. Just read the "offense" and if you've done it, you owe that fine. No one will know what you are confessing to, so be honest. My fine was $300 out of 1170 (I am such a goody two shoes). What is yours??

smoked pot -- $10
Did acid -- $5
Ever had sex at church -- $25
Woke up in the morning and did not know the person who was next to you $40
Had sex with someone on MySpace -- $25
Had sex for money -- $100
Ever had sex with the a Puerto Rican -- $20
Vandalized something -- $20
Had sex on your parents' bed -- $10
Beat up someone -- $20
Been jumped -- $10
Crossed dressed -- $10
Given money to stripper -- $25
Been in love with a stripper -- $20
Kissed some one who's name you didn't know -- $10
Hit on some one of the same sex while at work -- $15
Ever drive drunk -- $20
Ever got drunk at work, or went to work while still drunk -- $50
Used toys while having sex -- $30
Got drunk, passed out and don't remember the night before -- $20
Went skinny dipping -- $5
Had sex in a pool -- $20
Kissed someone of the same sex -- $10
Had sex with someone of the same sex -- $20
Cheated on your significant other -- $10
Masturbated -- $10
Cheated on your significant other with their relative or close friend -- $20
Done oral -- $5
Got oral -- $5
Done / got oral in a car while it was moving -- $25
Stole something -- $10
Had sex with someone in jail -- $25
Made a nasty home video -- $15
Had a threesome -- $50
Had sex in the wild -- $20
Been in the same room while someone was having sex -- $25
Stole something worth over more than a hundred dollars -- $20
Had sex with someone 10 years older -- $20
Had sex with someone under 21 and you are over 27 -- $25
Been in love with two people or more at the same time -- $50
Said you love someone but didn't mean it -- $25
Went streaking -- $5
Went streaking in broad daylight -- $15
Been arrested -- $5
Spent time in jail -- $15
Peed in the pool -- $50
Played spin the bottle -- $5
Done something you regret -- $20
Had sex with your best friend -- $20
Had sex with someone you work with at work -- $25
Had anal sex -- $80
Lied to your mate -- $5
Lied to your mate about the sex being good -- $25

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Gotta Love Em...Well Actually, No I Don't

As the bride, my understanding is that what I pick is what goes. Unless of course the groom doesn't like it, but that isn't the case. It is the future female in-laws. Here are a few conversations that I have had recently.

First let me give these people names. We have LD's sister-in-law. His family refers to her as The Princess and not as a compliment. So that is what I will call her. Then there is his mom. I will call her MIL. There is also his sister. I will call her SIL. Ok, here we go.

Me: "So do you like the dress?"

Princess: "It's what you want."

Me: silence What I am wanted to say. "Don't act to excited" or "Damn straight"


Princess: "So since the dress is tea length what color nylons should we wear?"

Me: "Oh I am not gonna have you wear nylons. I don't like them."

Princess: "I have to wear Nylons with closed toe shoes. My feet would hurt if I didn't."

Me: "Can't you wear nylon footies or get those foot petals to keep your feet from sliding?"

Princess: "No. Those slid around. I have to wear full nylons even with pants if I wear closed toe shoes."

Me: "Oh" What I really wanted to say "Tough shit. It is my wedding and you won't be wearing them."


MIL: "So are we gonna need both banquet rooms for the rehersal dinner?"

Me: "I am not sure. LD did a count of how many people will be there. You figure that the wedding party is 26 and then there dates. Although most of the wedding party is married to another person in the wedding party."

MIL: "Oh my. We are talking 75 people?"

Me: "I don't know."

MIL: "That is going to be alot."

Me: silence What I really wanted to say "Well you are the one who wanted to add more people to the wedding party, so it is your fault it is so many people."


Me: "These are the shoes that I want everyone to wear."

SIL: " Those heels are too high. I will never be able to walk in them."

ME: "I don't think they are that high."

MIL: "SIL will never be able to walk in those."


Me: "I have decided to just let everyone buy their own shoes. As long as they are heels, closed toe and in silver."

MIL: "Are we gonna be able to find them anywhere?"

Me: "Buy them off the internet." What I wanted to say. "I am trying to please you and you can't even be gracious."


Me: "You guys don't have anymore wedding to plan. Unless you wait for Mickey, but he is only 10."

SIL: "She might have to fight over that with Princess and MIckey."

Princess: "And the bride of course."

MIL: "Bride?? Who is that."

Me: "Yeah, who is that?" What I wanted to say was "Exactly!"


Me: "You realize that your sister and Princess are gonna hate me by the time this wedding is over."

LD: "Why?"

Me: "Cause I am gonna make them do everything that they don't want to do."

LD: "No they won't"

Me: "Whatever."


I swear I can't seem to please these ladies and I have given up. After all was done yesterday I had a mini meltdown. LD is very supportive with what is going on. Neither of us want to cause any huge fights, so for now we are keeping our mouths shut. However if it keeps up at this rate I will explode.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

What to Give Up

Today marks the beginning of Lent. I have been thinking of what I can give up. Some years I stick to it and others I fail miserably.

One year I gave up sex. I did awesome that year. Of course I was single and I never had any propositions for one night stands, which I probably would have declined anyway. Although someone did point out that I should have given up my own "self indulgence" instead. That is just plain crazy. I would have failed miserably.

I have given up soda and chocolate before. Soda was easy, but I didn't last with the chocolate. I could give up one of these, but I want something challenging and I don't drink alot of soda. Oh and I gave up chocolate earlier this year for another reason. I will have to write a post on that to get everyone up to date. So I finally came up with giving up fried food. This should be a challenge since I love me some french fries.

There is a second motive to giving up the fried food. Weight loss before big Wedding in October. Gotta look my best. What will you be giving up or if you aren't giving up anything, what should you give up?

Friday, February 09, 2007

Love This Movie

My new favorite toy is my iPod that LD got me for christmas. I have loaded tons of my cds on it and a few of Munchkins. Yesterday I was looking at what songs I could buy and a movie that I saw years ago popped in my head. It then dawned on my that there had to be a soundtrack to it. There was and of course I bought it.

What movie you ask. Why it is "Best Little Whorehouse". This movie stars Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton and has Dolly singing the famous song "I Will Always Love You". Here are a few clips for those who don't know what movie I am talking about and also for those who do. Enjoy.

Dolly Singing at the Chicken Ranch

Football players singing about going to the Chicken Ranch

Dolly and Burt (This one has a few minutes of talking and then singing.)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


I finally upgraded my blogger. Hope ya like the changes. I kinda like the colors, but that is likely to change. I am a woman and tend to change my mind often.

I don't really have the time or patients right now to put all my daily reads on, so don't think that I forgot any of you that are used to seeing yourselves on my sidebar. I will get you on there later this week.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Blame Game

LD's grandmother passed away yesterday and half of his family is blaming themselves for her death. Here is the story.

About 3 weeks ago grandma (g-ma) went into the hospital for a heart attack. It was then discovered that she had multiple bleeding ulcers, bacterial blood infection and lymphoma. The cancer was in her lungs and had caused a growth in her throat that left her with only 4 mm to breath out of. The lymphoma would kill her in months, but the growth would suffocate her in days, so they wanted her transfered to Barnes Jewish for cancer treatment. G-ma was 83 years old, so treatment would not necessarily cure her, so chemo would not always be good, but it would shrink her growth so that she could breath and not have a horrible choking death. G-ma was very reluctant, but finally agreed to go and have chemo.

G-ma began having chemo and was getting better. She could breathe better, her body wasn't as swollen, but she wasn't eating. This was not a major concern since she was a rather large woman and the IV was keeping her hydrated. While this was all going on we found out that she had known that she had this cancer months ago, but did nothing to treat it. She didn't even tell her husband. They also were told that she hadn't been sleeping flat on her back for months cause she was unable to breath in that position. Family members were hurt and angry, but G-ma still looked good.

Then the worst happened. Her lungs gave out and she was put on life support. Then her kidneys began failing. They had a choice to make let her live off machines or let her go. They let her go. Now the blaming begins.

They all felt guilty for pushing her to have chemo. She would have lived if not for the chemo making her weak they said. Others including myself have tried to explain that without the chemo she would have choked to death. Which is so much more worse than having a doctor make you comfortable for your last breath. Plus she would have died at home with her husband who would have freaked out and probably died himself. Then the big argument is that if she would have told everyone when this first was noticed it would have never been this bad and would have been treatable.

Guilt and grief are funny things though. No matter how well you argue that it wasn't their fault there is no changing how they feel. So all we can do is support them at this moment.

Friday, February 02, 2007

It Tingles

I was gonna do a post, but my hand is sleeping and it hurts to type. I guess I will post tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


This is going to be my first Valentine's day with a significant someone to spend it with. Actually Munchkin is significant and we usually spend the day together, but you know what I mean. I have never had a boyfriend much less a fiance so this is gonna be an extra special one.

I have no idea what to get LD. I don't want to get him just candy and a card. I want something useful, but cute and love dovey. At first I told him we should just do cards since we are trying to save for the wedding and our 1 year anniversary is in March. He suggested that we combine Valentine's day and anniversary gifts. That sounded like a great idea. Especially since he kinda slipped and I know he has something special planned. He is the worst at keeping surprises.

I have been browsing around and have had a few things jump out at me. I still have a few weeks and even more than that if we decide to give the gifts on our anniversary. Hopefully by then I will find the perfect thing.

Anyone out there want to share what they got there significant other on their first Valentine's or Anniversary?

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Fun but Gross

I don't have a lot of time for a post. LD's grandma has been in the hospital with cancer and was put on life support today with DNR, so it is only a matter of days now. I have been spending a lot of time with him.

However I did get sometime the other day to play some computer games with Munchkin. We discovered Kitten Cannon. Although after you play it you may decide that I am a horrible parent. The game is bloody and inhumane to the poor kitten but a blast. Munchkin loved it and we sat for at least an hour playing it.

Our furthest distance was 2,827 feet. See if you can beat it.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Have you ever had one of those days that is just blah? Today was one of them. LD's grandma is in the hospital and probably won't make it to the wedding. I made the mistake of entrusting my dad with helping Munchkin make a pinewood derby car for tomorrow, which is still not finished.

I don't know if these 2 problems are really what has cause my blah day or if it is hormones or wedding stress or just plan old regular stress, but ya know what my cure for it is?

A whole bottle of champagne and oh it tasted oh so good.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Insert Foot

Here are 2 conversations between me and Ld over the last weeks.

LD: Hey Hey Hey Hey don't lock the door yet.

Me: Hay is for Horses.

LD: Cows too.

Me: You just called me a cow!!

LD: No no that isn't what I meant.

Here is a little background for this one. LD was getting over a pretty bad cold when this was said.

Me: Would you please stop singing in my ear. You sound like Kermit the frog.

LD: (mumbling)Ok Miss Piggy.

Me: What? Did you just call me Miss Piggy!?

LD: Um, no.

Me: Yes you did. Jerk.

Neither of these incidents bothered me, but it was fun to see LD try to remove his foot from his mouth.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Back from being overwhelmed

It has been a while since I have blogged and I have a very good reason, well actually a few good reasons.

Two reasons were Christmas and New Years. I have never had a boyfriend around any major holidays, so this year was a major change for me. I had to figure out how to squeeze a visit to another house on Christmas. In the end it all worked out and was a very wonderful albeit hectic day.

My New Year's Eve was marvelous although I think LD was a little disappointed in his evening. It was mostly my fault since I was a little to drunk to participate in any bedroom fun. Don't worry I made up for it in the morning.

Now my main reason was wedding planning. With only 10 months until our wedding day we had to book a reception hall. Sounds easy right. Unfortunately it wasn't. I had certain criteria that I had to try to work with. One being LD is in a wheelchair so the hall must be wheelchair accessible. Another was finding a place that could hold 300 people. Oh and since my uncles own a caterering business I also had to find a hall that would allow outside catering. Combine all these with our date and the task became impossible. We called over 30 places and we kept getting the same answers; booked until 2008, only holds 250, or no outside catering.

It finally came down to LD and I making the decision to not use my uncles. My mom was worried that they would be upset with us, but I had no other choice. So then we ran into the problem that the hall we finally decided on was over my parent's budget, but yet they were never available to sit and discuss options with us. After an argument with my mom and a deep talk with LD he decided that he would pick up the reception cost. I felt very bad that he was doing this, but he explained to me that he has the means to do this, so I had to just let him. We turned in our contract last week, so that is one thing done. Actually the hall includes the cake and DJ also, so that is pretty much done too. Yeah.

Also since my last entry we decided on royal blue (the font color) as our color, gerbera daisies as our flower, and we have incorporated a ton of people in to the wedding party for a grand total of 26. I have never wanted a huge wedding, but I have accepted that I have no choice. It was inevitable since my family is huge and so is his. I just figure more people to celebrate with.