Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Words to Wake up to...

I love to be greeted every morning by the sweet sound of my 2 year old saying, "Hi, Mama!"

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mrs. Jiggle

Why is it that some people feel the need to share advice whether or not you've asked for it? I recently joined a local gym to step up my exercise program, and while working out the other day one such advice giver found me. The advice had nothing to do with my technique on the elliptical, or how fast I was walking on the tread mill. What it had to do with was my jiggling. Yes, I can hardly believe it myself. Look, I know I had a little extra movement going on because I still need to get some proper exercise gear, but for someone else to make the suggestion was mortifying. Anyway, you can just call me
Mrs. Jiggle.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fat Hair

Why can't my hair get fat? It would be great if those extra calories went to plumping up my hair instead of my rear. :)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Path Principle Part 2

Direction not hopes, dreams, or intentions determines destination. Why is it even though I desire one particular destination that I find my self on a path that leads somewhere else. I only get to live this moment once. I can dream and wish and pray for great health, financial freedom, a fabulous marriage, but its my actions that put me on a path to or away from those goals.

Sometimes I ask my self, Why aren't I in better shape, why don't I have financial freedom, it's because I didn't take action when I first noticed a problem.

Proverbs 27:12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

I didn't take refuge, I just kept going. I was naive. I didn't look at life as being linear and each day as being connected to another. I've said before, "I really should exercise and eat right". "I probably shouldn't buy this thing I don't need", but instead I kept going and my physical and financial health suffered for it. I don't want to wait until there are no good choices left.

I will learn to ask myself: In light of my past experiences and my future hopes and dreams what's the right and wise thing for me to do.

I will learn to pray: Heavenly Father, Help me to see trouble coming long before it gets here. Please give me the wisdom to know what to do and the courage to do it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Why don't I crave broccoli?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My husband not come home last night

is what my sister heard in the elevator at the casino where we were staying in Vegas. A nervous woman, speaking broken english was trying to figure out what floor the casino was located, because according to her, "We checkin' out today and my husband not come home last night". I was trying to imagine what kind of things I would do to my husband had I spent the night alone in a Vegas hotel room because he not come home. I wondered if this man squandered away their savings, raked it in at the poker table, or spent the night in the arms of a Vegas Stripper. If it's true, Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, I believe my exman would be stayin' in Vegas.

A penny saved... makes me miserable!

In my never ending attempt to save money I bought some generic body soap the other day. It was only a few cents cheaper per bar, but when you're tryin' to watch the moula...

Anyway, it's called Tone. Don't buy it. It's almost as bad as Ivory. I ended up throwing it all out and buying me favorite. So, I spent more money in...

the end.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ode to my sister on her bday

Who can predict the weather with 76.52% accuracy?
Sister, Sister

Who dresses very fancifully?
Sister, Sister

Who loves to decorate her home in seventy's chic?
Sister, Sister

Who when they don't take a shower on vacation can make the back seat of our rental car reek?
Sister, Sister

Who can make the bestest oreo balls and chocolate mint brownies?
Sister, Sister

Who makes our morning bright and takes away our frownies?
Sister, Sister

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Vegas Baby!

So I took a recent trip to Vegas, my first time thankyouverymuch. It was quite an experience. My parents treated my sister, me and they grandbaby for a couple of days at Circus Circus. The grandbaby had a blast inside the adventure dome. As a matter of fact we stayed inside the entire first day at that indoor theme park. It was lots of fun. What I couldn't get over were the tons and tons of people there. That was a bit crazy.

Later in the week my sis treated us to a night at the Belagio. Now that was the place for the grownups to stay. Very nice.

I didn't gamble once on my trip, well... unless you consider the $70.00 per ticket on whether or not Lance Burton, the master magician, put on a great show.

I would like to go back. Maybe next time I'll try my luck at the black jack table.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Shower... Naaa

Why is it one of my family members, whose name I'm withholding to protect the innocent, fails to shower at least one or two days whenever he or she goes on vacation with me. It's not that I mind all that much what he or she does on their own time, but when you're in cramped quarters ie: car or airplane or restaurant booth, who wants to be next to Mr. or Mrs I don't want to take a shower today. I mean come on!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thought I was going to die!

Ok. I thought I was going to die while on vacation. I was taking a nap with my little one. My circulation was being cut off in my arm because my little darling was lying on it. I moved him off my arm and then turned over on my side. Here's where it gets interesting. I immediately felt this rush of movement from my toes up to the top of my head. It felt like someone was jumping on the bed. I was still groggy, but decided to call out for my sister. Unfortunately I was unable to open my eyes or speak. This completely freaked me out. I couldn't even move a finger. I thought to myself, "self this must be what it's like to be in a coma, or have a stroke". So I decided to say a prayer and just wait to wake up in heaven.

I did wake up a bit later without any of the symptoms I had earlier. Was I dreaming? No. I've found out since then I was experiencing sleep paralysis. Apparently many people suffer with this quite often. This has never happened to me till now. A search of the web yields much info about this weird phenomena. Many people experience strange symptoms but it's completely harmless.

Just thought I'd share.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It was the debil!

Ice cream for breakfast?!!

Ok, yes I had ice cream for breakfast. But it wasn't my fault. I was attacked by the debil! I was on vacation and someone introduced me to this restaurant that served chocolate belguim waffles with ice cream, whipped topping, and chocolate syrup - for breakfast!

So I can't accept full responsibility for this one, other than to say...

the debil made me do it!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Signin' Off

Ok. It took just over a week for me to write everything I know. There's nothing left. I don't know how others do it, but I'm dry. So, I'm signin' off. It's been great. A pleasure to meet some of you and to already know others.

As Truman said, Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, and Good Night!

Alright, so maybe I won't completely sign off. I'll just take a sabbatical to collect my thoughts.

So I won't say goodbye, just - till I write again.


Lo retta

Sunday, August 5, 2007


I am grateful for...

my life
a loving God
a fabulous husband
an enthusiastic toddler
our little home
lunch dates with my man
staying home with my son
great parents and a crazy sister
lovely in-laws
and the opportunity to start every moment anew.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Movie line for the day

Is you is or is you ain't my constitency?

Friday, August 3, 2007

The White Devil

No, I am not a racist, but I know this fact to be true. The devil is white. I know it, because I recently threw him out of my house. Yes, kicked him to the curb, as well as everything that resembled and reminded me of him. Now I find myself longing for him, wishing I hadn't reacted so rashly. But he has brought me nothing but despair. So, I try to bury my desires with thoughts of a sweeter - I mean- better way of life.

My white devil.... sugar.

What's yours?

Thursday, August 2, 2007

I think I just threw out my hip!

Or at least that's what I recently overheard a senior citizen say when I lapped her while at the mall. Why am I the only person under 75 there? Where are all the other moms and their strollers? Are they at a secret location and I've been left off the guest list? Are they at a swanky fitness center and I can't afford the dues? (Is the Y considered swanky?) Sure the mall is air conditioned, opened early for walkers, and music is piped throughout, but have you ever tried to work up a sweat to: (singing) Cupid draw back your bow ow, and let your arrow go o, into my lovers heart for me eee. And don't get me started on the lady that comes in early to bake the chocolate chip cookies for the shop in the food court. That's just wrong.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Favorite Movie Lines

1a 1a 1a

Alright you to pixies out da door or too da winda


Call da po po

You're going the right way for a smacked bottom.

Ma mama mama seys de alliagtor's so mean cause he gots all dem toofes and no toofbrush.

Our pets heads are falling off.

I've had the diarrhea since Easters.

I think I have the black lung.

She's ugly as sin, but a helluva good cook.

Fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra