Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Poem for My Mother

Colors flow across Mother is an artist.

Guitar strings hum with Mother is a musician.

The air is filled with Mother is a singer.

The kitchen smells Mother is a chef.

Heels tap the Mother is a dancer.

Laughter fills the Mother is full of happiness.

Flowers dance in the Mother is a gardener.

Warmth surrounds Mother is a hugger.

Stars across the Mother is a dreamer.

Tears down a Mother is tender

Desert sands glow in the Mother is an adventurer.

Books across the Mother is a learner.

Ears intently Mother is a teacher.

Years of songs and lullaby' Mother is a Mom.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Funnies ~ Muthahood!

Today I'm joinin' my bestest, Kim, for her Friday Funnies meme.  Hop on over and join in, or just giggle at the other posts. :)

Here is a little Mother's Day fun for ya'!

Have a Happy Hilarius Hoppin' Friday Friends!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A wee bit about me...

I am going to be a copy-cat lovely "niece" the Flip-Flop Farmgirl has post a blog called "Somethin' More About Me", I'm gonna join in, just like my friend Lisa did. :)

So, here ya' go...

Age: I am 43.  Yup... you heard right.  43.  It's not at all what I thought it would be when I was 20. :)

Bed size:  KING!  Because we are both little people, and I am a bed-hog.... I admit it.

Chore you hate:  I really enjoy my household chores.  But I DISLIKE with a PASSION...picking up dog poop.  But it has to be done.  Ewwww. 

Dogs: As you can imagine, I have a dog (I do not go around picking up other peoples dogs poop).  She is a boxer, and she is perfect.  More than perfect.  I could never have a dog like her again, I just know it.  She is loved and adored by even the most "un-doggish" type of people.  She is spoiled, and pretty, and loves to cuddle and kiss.... and eat chicken.  And she is adorable...absolutely the cutest dog ever...

Ok, maybe that wasn't the best example of her cuteness... :) ... how about this?

Essential start of your day: Waking up.  That is the perfect way to start my day. :)  Preparing my precious husband for his day of work...making his smoothie, and packing his lunch...making sure he's got all his parts and pieces together...doing my silly unique wave from the front door...then coffee... yum.

Favorite color: Oh I love thee!  I love's so pretty, and happy, and dainty, and springish, and flowery and lovely, and sweet, and kind and full of laughter and cuteness.  Pink. :)

Gold or silver: Silver

Height: 5'5"

Instruments I play (or have played): Voice?
Job TitleHome Enhancement Specialist. 

I am employed by the King, along with a small, but elite, group of women. 
We are in constant training, as our dangerous and adventurous jobs keep us always on the alert.  From one day to the next, nothing stays the same.  Some in this highly skilled job have trainees living in their home, and this creates a higher level of challenge within the job.  Others have sent their trainees out into the "field" and are now manning the homefront as an assistant to Head of the Household.
That's all I can tell might know too much.  It's really something you have to apply for and experience yourself to fully understand.

Kids:  I have one smart, good-lookin', Air Force son.  I love him.  I miss him, but that's part of being a Mom...and I don't like that part.  I like the part where he calls me and says he misses me.  I like the part where he says he misses my cooking.  It makes me feel loved.  I want him to come home...and bring 5 grandkids with him.  But I want him to get married first...just to keep things on the up n' up. :)

Flattering, huh?

Much better...

So cool...and cute. :)

Happy 1st Birthday!  Who's that young chick? Oh!  That's ME!  Wow...I was young once.

Awe..... :)  I think we still have that flag that he's signing... awe....


Oh!  That's my precious little lumpy love...sweet.  Oh, how i miss kissing that face!

All wrapped up in one big boy.

Live: of sunshine...and humidity...and mosquitos.  :)  Sure is pretty here!

Mom's name: Dorothy, Dottie, Dot, Mom, Grams, Gramma, Grama Dot, Dot-Dot... :)
Nickname: The first nickname I had was Butterball...yup.  That's what my Dad called me when I was a baby...said I looked like a Butterball Turkey...nice. :)   Then he started to call me Kathaleenie-bidgabageenie! :)  I love that name. :)  Makes me smile.  Now it's just Kath.  Which is strictly reserved for Dad, and my oldest 4 siblings.... and Jody...but that's another story.
Pet peeve:  When people let you talk about something and then they aren't even listening and you just wish they would have told you they weren't gonna listen so that you wouldn't have wasted your breath.  :)
Quote from a movie:  Hmmm, I always liked the part in Princess Bride where the Farmboy says "As you wish"...which really meant "I love you"...sigh.  Sweet. :) 
Right or left-handed: Right

Siblings:  Plenty.  :)  I have 3 older sisters and 2 older brothers.  My oldest brother is 10 years older than me.  It goes: Guy, Debbie, Becky, Ricky, Tina, Kathy - I get "baby" status. :)

Time you wake up: 5:15...sometimes 5:10.  On "days off" later, depending on when we went to bed.
Underwear: Hmmmm, Yes.  Nun-Yuns.... (that is code for none of your business).
Vegetables you dislike:  Okra.  Ewwww.
What makes you run late: Me.  I am always "ready" at the right time.  THEN, I have to coax the dog to go potty, make sure she has water and something to eat.  Oh!  Did I grab a water bottle?  Gotta have water wherever I go.  Should I grab a snack?  Maybe almonds, I might get lightheaded if I don't eat on time.  Was I supposed to bring anything?  Let me get a sweater in case it's cold.  Oh, let me grab a pony tail holder, just in case it's hot... you know...  That stuff.
X-rays you've had done:  Dental, knee.

Yummy food you make: Yes.  :)  LOL...everything on my cooking blog is yummy.  At least it is to me and those who have lived under the same roof as me while I've been a H.E.S.... so pop over HERE and are a few...

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
King Ranch Chicken
Taco Rolls
Roasted Garlic Potato Broccoli Soup
Jalapeno Chicken

Zoo animal: LION!  Gorgeous...powerful....incredible.

Monday, May 2, 2011

My May Mish-Mash Monday

Say that fast a few times! :) hee hee hee

Well, following suit with my bestest and another dear friend, I shall simply give you an "update" for this weeks happenings....Bullet style:

*  We will be attending the birthday party for our very favorite 6 year old (to be)...oh yeah.  It should be great fun, considering last year it resulted in this post...Good for a Giggle...I can't wait to see what happens this year. :)

Pretty small for a 6 yr old, huh?  :)

* I made a new Bible Cover...yup. 

 Old faithful was lookin' a bit "granny. Um, why did I use this fabric 10 years ago to cover my bible? Sigh. Oh well, I'm happy with the new one...she's purty. :)

* I got these....

do you know what they are?  They have made my life easier and I love them!  Any guesses???

*  My veggie garden is producing nicely.  Beans are almost ready to be turned under.  Cabbage are forming nicely, I've picked 4 so far and have several more coming along.  I have enough tomatoes to make sauce for dinner, with enough to slice and toss on salad.  Getting ready to put in some summer crops.

* This is my new chicken coop.  I can't wait for them to arrive!  I hope they like their new home...

YES.  I'm kidding. :) 

My precious princess, Stormie, has decided to make this area of the yard her sandbox and has taken the last few months to perfect the area by killing all the grass.  We have "quaranteened" it, so as to let the grass grow back.  She is not a happy camper.

* I shall begin a tough workout program VERY soon.  I'll be blogging my progress (maybe), LOL.  This will include a short period of time where I won't be having any sugar...ok, 3 months...that could feel like a lifetime!  Um, for me that means no coffee!!!  Yikes...or choclate...oh!  OR Cake balls...whatever will I do?  :) 

I'll survive.... I hope. :{

* Um, that's about it... I think.  Oh, I need to kill a plant.  A VERY invasive plant.  I am thinking about pouring vinegar on it.  Will that work?  What do you think?

Laundry Tip for Line Drying...#2

Don't you just love the way clothes look swaying in the breeze along a Laundry Line?  I do. 

The wind picks up and whips the towels, making them fluffier and fluffier with each snap. 

Pretty colors dance in the sunshine.  I think it's a very pretty sight...but there are SOME things I would personally rather not see....

NOT pretty...

Unless you live in the country, or have a laundry line that is "out of sight" of the neighbors, please think twice, ... three times if necessary... about haning out your "Unders"... if ya know what I mean...

The Neighbors ARE watching...there is a "Gladys Kravitz" in every hood...

...and she's just itching to tell Abner what color your bras are...

...Abner don't need to know... ya know?
I have neighbors on all three sides of my backyard, and while I do have a 6 foot privacy fence, my backdoor neighbor is over 6 feet tall.  You do the math.  I don't mind him seeing my shirts, shorts, and towels dancing in the breeze, but I really don't want him seeing the style, shape, color or size of my under things. 

Yup, sometimes it's a good thing to leave those things out of other peoples minds.

Yup.  That's my "Tip" for the day, and I'm stickin' to it. :)