June 29, 2007

Defeated

Posted in books, thoughts at 5:50 pm by sillydreamer

After trying every possible code I could, I finally had to give up on posting Flickr in my sidebar.  Here is a link to my page with a few of our Disney pictures.  I’ll add more later when I get a chance  http://www.flickr.com/photos/marla68/

Woohoo…it’s Friday!!  For the moment, the sun is shining but there is rain heading our way…again.  One upside to all this rain is my electric bill and water bill have never been this low in June before 🙂

I finished reading “Spooky 8” this past week and it was really good.  I don’t have the book right here handy so I can’t tell you the author but you can google “Spooky 8” and it will take you to the author’s website.  This is a true story and gives you a glimpse into how things really work with our government.  As I was reading, I was torn as to whether believe or not believe what this man is saying.  Some of it was reeeealllly out there such as remote viewers.  I’d never heard of anything like this so I, of course, googled it too and it was pretty interesting too.  After working on something so deep I needed to take a break so I am working on “Momzillas” now.   Total fluff lol.  I’ve read a few chapters and have been skipping ahead so by the week-end I’ll probably just move on to Bob and Lee Woodruff’s book, “In an Instant”.  And that concludes the book review portion of this post LOL!!!!!

I hope everyone has a great week-end.  Danny is off so I’m sure we will go find something to do. 

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June 28, 2007

Morning

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:55 pm by sillydreamer

Technically it’s late morning but it’s still morning.  It’s almost time to go start lunch for the kiddos but I had to share the phone call I just had.

Remember in one of my last posts I mentioned Dove chocolate and the HPV shot?  I did email Dove because I was just curious as to whether they were aware of what was going on.  I checked my email this morning and there was one of them asking me to please call them so I did.

Dove said there were absolutely not endorsing the shot and wanted more information about what happened.  I was really surprised that they even emailed me back but I’m glad they did.  More than anything I was curious but I felt like their company should know if they weren’t endorsing it because I would want to know if someone was using my name to promote something, especially something so hot topic, you know. 

Gotta run and feed the goof troop.  We are all going a little stir crazy from the rain so send me some strong “patient” vibes to get through the rest of the day.  Or you could just come by this evening with some alcohol….I’ll probably be able to use that too LOL!!!!

June 25, 2007

Flickr

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:45 pm by sillydreamer

Why can’t I post my Flickr photos in my sidebar?  I copied the feed and pasted it into my Flickr box, but as you can see, it’s not working.  Any advice?

June 24, 2007

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:31 am by sillydreamer

Yes, it’s 12:30 a.m. and I am still up.  Right now I am taking a break from working on my quilt.  I finished the baby quilt yesterday and now I am working on a rag quilt.  My two daycare parents that quilt dropped by Friday afternoon and surprised me with a bag full of flannel material and directions for a rag quilt!  Wasn’t that awesome?  I cut out all the pieces and then called them up for help.  Nothing like giving someone an awesome gift and then having to show them what to do with it!  LOL!  Actually they were very sweet and told me to come over and they would help me out which was also very great.  At this rate I’m hoping to be done with this by the first part of the week 🙂

While I was at Wal-Mart today I guess there was some kind of Women’s Wellness Awareness (or something along those lines)  going on.  There were lots of different companies set up giving out samples, coupons and information about their product or service.  I tried not to act too offended when they handed me a Weight Watchers booklet but that’s not the part of the story I’m trying to share here.  When we got up to where the Dove chocolate is located, there was a table set up in front of it with two different kinds of their candy on the table.  The lady asked us if we would like a sample.  As my husband was reaching for one, he saw some booklets there and asked if these were coupons.  The lady tells us no, and then launches into the whole point of her display which was spreading the news about the HPV shot and how wonderful it is for our girls.   How I feel about it isn’t the point of me repeating the story, it’s wondering if this woman was actually from Dove’s parent company or if she just placed herself there appearing to be from their company.  I actually emailed Dove because I’m curious if they are aware.   If they are endorsing it then more power to them but if they’re not, they need to know that someone is giving the impression that they are.  I don’t know about everywhere else, but the HPV issue is very hot because our governor passed a law saying that 6th grade girls are required to have this shot to start their school year.  Because my girls aren’t this age I haven’t followed very closely but I think that law may have been stricken down.   I’m just curious to see if Dove answers me because I would like to know if they are endorsing this.    It doesn’t matter to me because I’m going to do what I’m going to do when it comes to immunizations but my curiousity is piqued about it.  More than anything I was annoyed with all the tables set up.  I felt like I was being harrassed by the carnies at the fair LOL!

Gotta run and hang up a load of laundry and head off to bed.  Until next time 🙂

June 22, 2007

Happy Day

Posted in quilt, thoughts at 1:37 pm by sillydreamer

Happy Friday everyone!!!!  It’s 8:30 and no kidlets yet so I thought I would take a minute and blog.

Any week-end plans yet?  I am going to make a trip to Joanns or the local quilt store and get some new fabric since I am almost finished with my baby quilt!!!!!  I was struggling with the binding but two of my daycare parents quilt so they looked at it and gave me some pointers and showed me their first quilt so now I’m feeling better about it 🙂 

Also, I am LOVING the new sewing machine.  I told my husband it’s like driving a little Kia and then getting a Cadillac….no comparision LOL! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a great week-end 🙂

June 21, 2007

The Good and Bad of a Mini Cupcake

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:38 pm by sillydreamer

Does everyone love mini cupcakes as much as I do?  I highly doubt it 🙂  I go in cycles (thank goodness) on buying them so last night began my buying and eating cycle.  Some people might call that a binge but we’ll just call it an eating cycle 😉

The good…..they are the perfect size.  Two little bites and you are done. 

The bad…..if you only had 2 bites of a cupcake, it’s ok to get another one…..and another one until you look down and see that you’ve eaten almost a dozen  mini cupcakes in a day!

Oy!

June 19, 2007

Tuesday’s 10

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:59 pm by sillydreamer

10 “magical” vacation moments

1.   Connor asking if the palm trees along the highway were real or fake.

2.  Me managing to get a terrible sunburn from my knees down and my left arm even though I NEVER left the shade of the umbrella on the beach.

3.  Danny going through the Epass lane of the tollway.  I’m still wondering if we will get a ticket from that in the mail.  To add insult to injury, the car was rented in my name and used my credit card so the ticket will belong to moi LOL 🙂

4.  Heather and Holly singing “Irreplacable” by Beyonce every time one of us would be directing our group to go “to the left”.   We finally started saying “go to the other right” after about 50 time of hearing the song LOL.

5.  The 5 of us standing in the pouring rain to watch the fireworks at Epcot.   Danny didn’t have anything but the four of us girls at least had plastic bags to hold over our heads which helped a little.  It was raining so hard though that the water was streaming down our arms.  The fireworks were worth it though. 

6.  Standing in the wrong line at the airport twice.

7.  The self check-in kiosk not taking our confirmation code on the way to Florida or on the way back either.

8.  Me busting my knuckle opening the shower door.

9.  When we landed in Dallas, the stewardess welcomed us to San Antonio LOL.

10.  Driving 2 hours to the Atlantic side of Florida, snapping a picture and then getting right back in the car and driving back to Orlando.

Uuggghhh….frustration

Posted in complaints, quilt, thoughts at 12:33 am by sillydreamer

I am still hard at work on my itty bitty baby quilt and I am trying to learn how to make the binding.  It is NOT going well at all.  No matter how many times I read instructions, it just doesn’t work.  You know those people who get really upset when they are frustrated?  I am one of those so I had to just stop and take a minute to regroup. 

On a good note, I bought a new sewing machine 🙂  I got a very basic one because Lord knows that’s about all I can handle but I am so loving it!  I also discovered a new Joann’s not too far away and it’s fabulous!  I can’t wait to finish this project so I can go pick out fabric for my next one.  Actually, I think I might be content to just buy lots of fabric and look at it but that’s a problem for another time. 

Ok, back to work now. 

June 17, 2007

I’m Baaack

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:27 pm by sillydreamer

 We got back from vacation late Friday night.  I had the best intentions on updating my blog while I was away……we even had the laptop with us but as you can see, that didn’t happen.  We were so busy there just wasn’t time to do it.

 We went to Orlando, did Disney 5 different days, and went to the beach.  Disney was awesome!  We all had a wonderful time.  There was so much we didn’t see so we will have to go back.

It was me, Danny, Haley, Heather, Holly, Haley’s Dad, Matt, his wife Lori, and their son Connor.  This was the first time all the kids and I had ever flown so that was an experience!  The plane ride going there really made my stomach quesy and my head hurt but coming back was fine.  Holly was nervous going over there but coming home was much better for her too.  The airport was a freaking nightmare but we all made it through ok thank goodness.  Even though we had such a wonderful time, we were all glad to get back home.

Speaking of being home, it rained yesterday and is pouring down rain today.  My plan was to get up early and go to the grocery store but I hate going in the rain.  I know that sound like a likely excuse but by the time you get all the groceries in, they are soaking wet.  So instead, you see me here, at the computer LOL.  I have lots of blog reading to do anyway.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  I hope you enjoy your day 🙂

June 6, 2007

Oops I did it again

Posted in Sopranos, thoughts, TV at 4:41 am by sillydreamer

Another Tuesday has come and gone with no “Tuesday’s 10” post.  Just as well….I can’t come up with anything.  I will do it next week though.

Can you believe I didn’t talk about “The Sopranos” yet?  Only one more episode left….wah!  Oh the possibilities for the end!!!  Some think Paulie may be aligning himself with New York and betraying Tony.  I think that’s a good possibility but I guess we will have to wait and see next week.  I can’t believe it’s going to be over…..what will I do?

I’m still working on my quilt.  The more I work on it, the more I see the improvements I need to make but that’s the point, right?  Now I am obsessed with fabric…..I want to buy it all!  This has replaced my obsession with scrapbook paper for now.

The sun was out all day today!!!!!!  It was a gorgeous day and I finally got to take my van and wash it!  Give me a few weeks and I will be whining about how hot it is and how I wish it would rain though 🙂

Gotta go….”The Shield” is on now.  Some more bad boys for me to watch LOL! 

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