I been tagged!!!!!!!!! Helps me puleze!

January 30, 2008 at 2:49 am | Posted in humor, Personal | 5 Comments

From my cold weather friend at Road to Home, I have been tagged! Get ready to be bored by my dullness~

Four jobs I’ve had:
1. After school program cordinator based out of University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2. Classroom assistant (5 year olds) in mainstream setting working on augmentative communication
3. Case manager for non-verbal children and adults in care of the state
4. Full time Mom!

Four places I lived:
1. Benton
2. Little Rock
3. Benton
4. Little Rock

Four movies I’ve watched over and over:
1. Taps (many moons ago)
2. Dune (did I mention I watched movies in High School)
3.
4.

Four shows I watch:
1. Cane
2. CSI
3. CSI NY
4. CSI Miami

Four places I’ve been:
1. Ireland
2. Wales
3. Scotland
4. England

Four people who e-mail me regularly
1. Reiza
2. Viking P
3. Christy
4. Shana

Four favorite things to eat:
1. Mexican
2. Chinese
3. sushi
4. Squeaky and fried cheese (in winter)

Four places I’d rather be:
1. With Shana.
2. With Christy
3.
4.

Four things I look forward to this new year:
1. Becoming stronger and more independent mentally.
2. Watching how my kids grow and develop!
3. Getting a new government in place.
4. Becoming stronger and more fit.

Four people to tag:

Shana (has already been tagged)

Christy (tagged me)

Reiza (cause she doesn’t have enough to do)

And Alice (cause she is a groovy gal)

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Cool videos

January 26, 2008 at 4:16 pm | Posted in getting involved, humor, Personal | 3 Comments

I saw a link to this video over at Shakespear’s Sister
and I was totally cracking up! As a few of you know, one of my majors in college was American Sign Language, and this was one of those classic jokes that we learned way back then. It is so cool to see it in such a mainstream kind of way.

Seeing it, I was reminded of several videos I have recently found involving ASL and I thought I would share them. Anyone else have a favorite?
One for some fun “mimey” sign,

Another for a serious message,

Toothy

November 20, 2007 at 4:40 am | Posted in humor, Personal | 2 Comments

 

For your viewing pleasure, here is Karma Girl’s big toothy grin! Poor child, two more of those teeth are loose.

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Tooth Fairy

November 7, 2007 at 2:59 pm | Posted in humor, Personal | 3 Comments

Warning! If you are gonna dress as the tooth fairy and have the entire orthodontics office go out for lunch on Halloween, expect a few questions!

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Karma girl lost TWO, count them TWO, teeth this week, in two days! She had four that were at various stages of loose, and one was barely hanging on, and with a little “checking” by the Karma Father, the tooth “happened” to painlessly come out. The second tooth that came out was after one of those “I am telling you for the last time to settle down and go to sleep!!!” kinda nights. Suddenly Karma Boy came running telling me to “come see Sissy mouth!” Turns out he had head-butted her during their rough housing and he had knocked a second tooth out (one of the loose ones).

So, where does that leave us? Well, two visits by the tooth fairy, in two days, and on the third day, we are eating a nice soft bean burrito when the orthodontics office from across the street comes in and there she is “the Tooth Fairy!” The Karma kids were so excited that they had to say “Hi!” Lucky for us, she was very nice, and quite sparkly. After a brief talk, we returned to our table to be peppered with questions from the Girl on if the tooth fairy was a pretty and soft, why did we call her “El Raton?”

(http://library.thinkquest.org/6140/Tales.htm)Warning to all parents trying to give multicultural tooth experiences to their kids, sometimes the questions get tough! (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ean=9780618152384&z=y)With some fast thinking, I tried to explain that the tooth fairy handles the tooth situation here in the US, and that El Raton takes care of the teeth of our Latin neighbors. I then told her that sometimes, if one is on vacation, or if there is a special request, that they will do a kinda “Teeth Without Borders” thing and go into another territory to help out. She seemed to buy it, and I am so glad. I guess it will get harder when she learns about border patrols, and immigration reform ; )

Halloweenies

November 2, 2007 at 11:16 pm | Posted in humor, Personal | 2 Comments

Yup, the Karma kids and I are way into Halloween. It is probably because we love to play dress up so much! The kid’s picked the idea to go as doctors, so I dressed as the patient.

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Since most of the activities were just me and the kids, I have no photos of my costume (not missing much there folks). We did all the fun stuff we could! We went to the library’s story night for stories and arts and crafts, smallhalloween1.jpgwe went to the zoo’s “Boo at the Zoo” with friends where I put the kids in the costume contest,  smallhalloween4.jpg and we finished a great week up by going trick-or-treating.

The kids loved that best! I kept telling them that the whole door-to-door thing is really not about how much candy you can get, but about a chance to meet your neighbors. The kids were not as concerned with the neighbors as they were with their pets. It was animal palooza out there! My kids petted every dog and cat they could! I loves me some cute kitties, doggies, kids, and candy! I hope you all had a good time also!

Ye-haw! The English and rodeos!

October 4, 2007 at 2:40 pm | Posted in humor, Personal | 1 Comment

How country-fied am I?Well, let me tell ya! Since this was the first time we had family that seemed interested is learning about the “true Southern traditions” we proposed a county fair and rodeo. Now, I am not big on rodeos, on principal of animal treatment, but they are a way of life down here.My family really decided to accept in Karma Hubby when he went to his first rodeo and rode on my mom’s horse around the parking lot! He was so freakin’ cute!
I have a huge scare on my right arm from my brother’s horse, because I wouldn’t wear spurs. Now this was an old cutter horse he had rescued that had been abandoned in a field, and he took it in and turned it into a barrel racer. The horse was happy, but he expected spurs. I refused, so the horse tried to throw my a$$ off. I held on, but I wound up with an almost broken nose, a torn up arm, and lots of bruises. I never rode him again, but we had an understanding. The horse (Major) and I get along great now, especially since he is old and I feed him cut up carrots. The scars just provide good stories. So, back to the point, they seemed interested in going to the rodeo and fair, so we took um! And they loved it!     

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The kids loved riding the rides and going to all the exhibits. We saw big pumpkins and politicians, and ate popcorn and saw the ponies.

It was so much fun to watch the joy in the eyes of both the Cousins and the Kids as they wandered around.

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One could forget the fun of the rodeo clown, till one views one through the eyes of a person who has not seen one before! It can bring pure, simple joy to those around you, and if you take a moment to really look outside yourself, you can see that joy, and it can bring more happiness to your heart than you can ever know. So, as the highlight of their visit, the Cousins got to see a real rodeo. They sat and sweated, and were amazed by the pageantry of it all. Anyone who thinks the rodeo is all crass, has never seen the reverence the attendees hold to the event. It really is awesome to get to see it all though someone else’s eyes.

All this mush really is because I didn’t get to show them all I think is so great about my little world. I may not travel much, and this city may not have much culture, but there is so much here that is just historic and amazing. That may not always be good, but we learn from it and hopefully we won’t make the bad mistakes again. My kids cuddled up in the car, exhausted from family and fun, and fell asleep with happy dreams of cousins and rodeo clowns!

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Mud mask

October 3, 2007 at 4:36 am | Posted in humor, Personal, simplicity | 1 Comment

Ever wonder why kids have such soft skin? Here is the reason! They use ultra-pure all natural backyard mud! Folks may wonder why I am missing grass in so many spots in my yard, but at least my kids are happy and soft! blogsizedmuddyboy.jpg

Strange knock at the door

September 24, 2007 at 4:08 pm | Posted in humor, Personal | 2 Comments

I could have sworn I heard a strange knock at the door and when I went to open it, here is what I found!

                                   

“She” was just staring at the door as if waiting for us to come and open it up for her. She hung around for a bit, visited with the kids,

we offered her some spinach for lunch, and she politely refused and wandered on her way to her next errand.

I love when fun and quirky things happen to break up a day!

Arrrrrgh!

September 19, 2007 at 10:17 pm | Posted in humor, politics | Leave a comment

Today is national “Talk like a Pirate” day and gosh have we ever!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_A_Pirate_Day It is has been all “Arrr” and “Aye” here today! I hope you are having fun with it too!

Tomorrow we plan to wear black to show our support for the Jenna Six

http://www.michaelbaisden.com/Article.asp?id=470156

Arrr, tis mighty important for justice to be equal, and fer those that don’t agree, well ya scurvy dawgs, ye may walk tha plank!

Gnome love

August 25, 2007 at 2:51 pm | Posted in Craft, frugal, humor, recycling | 3 Comments

gnomesbefore.jpg As you work on your yard and home improvements, don’t forget how important it is to keep those that are most important happy, yes, your yard gnomes! My little gnomes have been out working so hard in the elements that they were looking a bit worn and tired. Now if your gnomes are tired, don’t send them to the Old Gnome Home, just give them a day at the spa! Ya know, treat them to a soak (some water with a bit of Borax) and a light exfoliation (baking soda) and massage them well (use a toothbrush for the hard to reach areas). Follow all this with a nice skin treatment (acrylic paints followed by a coat of waterproof sealer) and some rest (let them hang out inside for a day or two). You will find your gnomes are refreshed and feeling the love again in no time! Look at my happy little boys! Amazing what a day at the spa will do!gnomes-after.jpg

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