Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Killer Career is in Full Out Crazy Mode!

Hello everyone-

As you may or may not know, my busiest season at work is October, November & December. May I just tell you that busy season is at its peak. SOOOO...I will not be posting blogs for awhile. I know you are all upset, but get over it.

Just think of me slaving over insurance paperwork! Alot of paperwork it is.

Thinkin' of you all.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kallens Flag Football & Layne's 59th Birthday

This past Saturday 10-11-08, we (Jeff, Jill, Emmett, Clara, GiGi, Layne & I) trecked down to Maple Valley to watch Kallen's flag football game. The weather was gorgeous and we really enjoyed watching Kallen play. Quinn, Clara & Emmett had fun watching the game or doing track & field events. What was the cutest was that Emmett followed Kallen around and when they went into a huddle with the team, there was Emmett kneeling down next to Kallen listening to the coach. Clara & Emmett sure love their bigger cousins. They love to do what they are doing. In addition to the game, Eva prepared Navajo taco's that were outstanding. We all were miserable from eating so much. Yummy food! Then we sang Happy Birthday to Layne and he opened a couple of presents and we had cheesecake with homemade (by the sister in laws) syrups.

After all that, we proceeded to a pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins and have a hayride. Fun, Fun, Fun day!

See Layne at the pumpkin patch

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I want, I want, I want!!

Since my take home pay hardly takes me home, I decided to post a list of wants in case anyone out there is rich and wants to spoil me.

My job is so stressful and with my new found love of rap music, if anyone has an old IPOD out there, I would love it. I wouldn't be able to hear what's going on around me and I could concentrate.

Lazy girl chair...I need a big comfy lazy boy chair to grow old or young in.

Who is more important than me? Me!!

I hope you are all smiling as you read this! Its mean't in fun and for rich people to read.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sunshine in Seattle

Today was a beautiful sunny day! Seattle residents celebrate days with sun. Our summer was so short and fall is already here so when the sun is out, everyone wants to be outside, including me. I was supposed to clean my house but I wanted to outside. I think I'll have all winter to clean. Jeff and Jill gave me a rose bush from their yard last year and I transplanted it and hoped for the best. This summer I had gorgeous salmon colored roses. I love them! Tonight we went to dinner with our neighbors, Stan & Jane. We went to Luisa's for Mexican. It was yummy and we enjoyed being with them. We have great neighbors! It was such a nice day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Random Thoughts

So, I said I was going to be a better blogger and I failed already. Where are my friends & family when I need a reminder. So, here are my thoughts of late...I'm surprisingly into "Rap" music lately. I go through many music fazes. Rock, country (I can two step and have boots & cowgirl hat), big band (love it), Neil Diamond always! Any who, Layne & I car pool each day and when I drop him off, its onto rap music. I mostly do not know all the words, but the beat is catchy and I jive all the way to work. Something about 'cribs' , Kate Moss, blah blah. Kayne West! I think he's my brother and famous in Chicago (thanks M & K). Ever watch "Jail" on tru TV? Great rap song, "Just get me out, just get me out". I love Diddy & Faith's, "every step I take"

Politics- ohhhh, scary subject here in Seattle. Actually scary subject in my family. Wanna see fireworks, bring up politics and watch things lite up. I have some very strong opinions but let me keep those to myself. Only the ballot will tell.

Layne & I have new neighbors, Brian and Kathy. Both of them work at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Brian is an oncologist and Kathy works on patient records. They were just recently married and are excited about their new house.

I've recently lost a little weight and guess where it came off? My right foot. All of a sudden my shoes keep falling off my right foot. It makes my trek to the "One Union Building" downtown from my parking spot at 7th & Pike really challenging. I've actually been known to walk through the convention center (everyday, I walk through) barefooted. I get a few stares. Oh well, its how I roll.

War in Iraq- I have mixed feelings about this but our son Ryan is unfailingly serving his country in Iraq. I do have very definite feelings about those in Ballard who gather to protest the war. It makes me think what all the young women & men serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and other warring countries would think. They have left their families, their jobs and many are imminent danger every minute to serve our country. Ryan, thanks and love to you and all the other military individuals.

I love period movies. I watched Pride & Prejudice this weekend for about the 20th time. I love that movie! The Bridget Jones movies are also my favorites. Something about Hugh Grant, I just can't resist.

Enough already! Thanks for reading and commenting if you do!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

WHEW!! Where Have I Been?

My oh my, it has been awhile since I have posted to my blog. Alot has happened! Matt & Karen (Chicago) brought their 3 little gems to gramma & grampa while they vacationed in Hawaii. Thier first trip alone in ten years! They had a fabulous time. Back in Seattle, we were having alot of fun until gramma (me) decided to blow out her back with a herinated disc. It was so painful. My grandchildren saw their gramma cry alot. Luckily, they were such little warriors, they climbed on gramma & grampa's big king sized bed and played around me. GiGi, their "great gramma" (my mom) at 83 would drive over everyday at 7:30 am and stay until 6:00 pm to help me with the kids. It worked out well despite the unplanned kink in the works.

I was out of work from July 28th until September 5th. It took a lot of drugs and laying around to ease the pain in my right leg which is where most of the nerves were pinched from the disc. Kudo's to my mom, Lola, my husband Layne and to the rest of my family and friends for bringing in food, trying to keep me from going crazy and for all their patience and kind words.

I am scheduled for physicial therapy so hopefully this won't happen again.

Anywho!!! What's going on with the rest of the world? I have to say that I so admire Bop & Beep for their postings on their blog. They are the epitomy of what "good bloggers" should be. Check it out, http://bopandbeep.blogspot.com/. I need to become a better blogger! Along with being a better friend, wife, aunt, gramma, eating better, exercising more, and being more spiritual.

Well, you are all witness to my resolutions! Keep me on path. Love to all!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Eastern Medicine

This past week I was in severe pain with my lower back. So much so, that I would have pretty much done anything to get rid of it (even Layne's offer of using his Black & Decker products was looking attractive). When I got to work on Tuesday, my eye's were glazed over with pain and one of the VP of Sales could tell. He said he had back problems and that acupuncture had worked great for him. So, being desperate for relief I had him call to get me an appointment and luckily they were able to get me in that day. I was nervous and even had my mom go with me (she's a saint and never stops raising me!). I was a pin cushion and had to lie flat on my back with the needles in my feet, hands, ears, and forehead. I must say I felt better when I got up. I went in again on Wednesday and have another appointment on Friday. My back feels alot better and I'm a believer! Don't knock it till you try it! I found out they do a face lift with needles and it costs $500. Hmmmm?!?!