Thursday, September 25, 2008

i am loved by many

sounds a little like an ego problem, right?

well, no. think about it. think of all the love you get everyday.

at least once aday someone is thinking about you.

if you really think about it, it's AWESOME.

the above picture is a gift from a friend.
i am currently in a swap. a monthly sister swap.
it's been so much fun. you send to the same person once a month,
and you recieve from another every month.
well i am really enjoying sending goodies to my sister.
it's fun to get to know other people.
well the person sending to me FLAKED.
no big deal. because it's all about sending to me.
well, NANCY ROO!
thank you for the awesome gift!
i opened it up last night and was in awe!
i have never tried the glimmer spray before! cool!
and i love the 7gypsy's tapes! WOO HOO!
then the book! WOW! recipes on layouts!
thanks nancy for thinking of me and caring about me!
YOU ROCK !!!!!!!
and from now on oscar the grouch will be my sister

Thursday, September 18, 2008

it's someone's birthday

happy birthday to you!

happy birthday to you!

happpyyy birthday dearest freddie-poo..........

happpppppyyyy birthhhdayyyy tooooooooooo youuuuuuuuuuuu!

i love you very much sugar bear!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I am back

so friday morning was crunch time. do we leave or do we stay?
i mean my thinking was to stay...no big deal...but there is always
that little voice in the back of your mind. the storm could shift,
it could come here.
they put a curfew up at 10am friday morning to 6am saturday...dang!
so we packed up and headed to lafayette, more like Breaux Bridge.
and camped out friday night. this was the sky friday about 6pm.

we were under tornado watches all night friday and all day saturday.
we kept in contact with family in houston and in iowa. friends called
to check on us and it was nice to talk to someone...
saturday i had a bad case of cabin fever so we went to walmart, just to pass time.
thank goodness all three of us love to color in coloring books...
so we decided saturday we would go home sunday noonish.

so saturday morning we got up after a good night sleep and started to pack up.
we knew we did not have electric at home, but it's time to go face the music.
we left breaux bridge around 11:30 and filled up the tanks and got on the interstate.
it was hard to head back west toward home due to the fact of all the utility vehicles
in the right lane.
i was in awe at the amount of utility trucks headed toward texas....i lost count after 100
but from: MI, MO, VA, MASS, IN, and others.
i felt peace seeing those trucks and proud to be an american, were your fellow
brothers come to your aid in a crisis....aWESOME.
then i see this:

it rained like hell for 30 minutes. i swore i heard hail, but it was hard rain....

so we got home to see the damages.

tree limbs down, swing torn to hell, and the roof messed up.

water still standing.

then the real world hit.

love bugs, ants, mosquitos. and no power. we got a generator and a window A/C unit.

plugged in the ice box and freezer.

got power monday around 1ish... life is good. i love were i live...but once in a while nature throws a fit....and that is okay.

so i am back to normal as much as possible right now.
i am really worried about my dad in houston. possible 3-6 weeks with no power.
his house was fine, but power is a big deal.
i might make a run this weekend to bring him supplies..

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

shout out

to some buddies....

i have a blog follower! hi jen K!

to ashleyS: hi friend! you and clayton are in my thoughts!
becks: check in girl! i miss ya
casshole: march is getting closer
christy: march? you need to come see me!
kristinS: how's the long dong wagon?
pottiH: how ya feeling?
cheriP: oh girl i was laughing my butt off at you last night! miss ya
terry: hi friend, old buddy , old pal
lorij: i know about you! LOL
monika: get that dress ironed!
and.....drumroll please.....
the northern princess stacy: LMAO! it's close! months left but close.

Monday, September 08, 2008

statement as of 11:00 EDT

...Ike battering Camaguey Cuba...heading westward for central and western Cuba... at 11 am EDT...1500 UTC...the government of Cuba has issued a Hurricane Warning for the western provinces of of la Habana...Ciudad de Habana...Pinar del Rio...and the Isle of Youth. A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for the Cuban provinces of Guantanamo...Santiago de Cuba... Holguin...Las Tunas and Granma...Camaguey...Ciego de Avila....Villa Clara...Sancti Spiritus...Cienfuegos...Matanzas...la Habana...Ciudad de Habana...Pinar del Rio...and the Isle of Youth. At 11 am EDT...1500 UTC...the government of the Cayman Islands has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef southward to the Dry Tortugas...including Florida Bay. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. A Hurricane Watch remains in effect for the Florida Keys from Ocean Reef southward to the Dry Tortugas. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Andros Island and Ragged Island. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Jamaica and Grand Cayman. Interests in South Florida should continue to monitor the progress of Ike. For storm information specific to your area...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local weather office. At 1100 am EDT...1500z...the center of Hurricane Ike was located near latitude 21.1 north...longitude 78.5 west or about 45 miles... 70 km...west-southwest of Camaguey Cuba and about 290 miles...465 km...east-southeast of Havana Cuba. Ike is moving toward the west near 14 mph...22 km/hr...but a turn toward the west-northwest should begin later today. On this track...the center of Hurricane Ike should move back over water near Punta macurijes in the Cuban province of Camaguey soon. Ike should then move along or just south of the southern coast of central Cuba today...move over western Cuba Tuesday...and emerge into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph...160 km/hr...with higher gusts. Ike is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Slight weakening is possible today until Ike moves back over water. However...any deviation to the south of the track could keep Ike over water longer resulting in some restrengthening during next day or so. A reconnaissance aircraft will provide a better estimate of Ike's intensity this afternoon. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles...95 km...from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 200 miles...325 km. The estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb...28.35 inches. Coastal storm surge flooding of 9-12 feet above normal tide levels...along with large and dangerous battering waves...can be expected in areas of onshore winds east of Ike along the southern coast of Cuba. Storm surge flooding of 1-3 feet...along with large and dangerous waves...are possible in the Florida Keys. Large swells generated by Ike will continue to affect portions of the southeast United States coast during the next couple of days. These waves could generate dangerous and life-threatening rip currents. Ike is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches over Cuba...with isolated maximum amounts of up to 20 inches possible. These rains are likely to cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides over mountainous terrain. Rainfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are possible over Jamaica...with 2 to 4 inches possible over the Cayman Islands and the southern Bahamas. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible over the Florida Keys. Isolated tornadoes are possible over the extreme southern Florida Peninsula and the Florida Keys through tomorrow. Repeating the 1100 am EDT position...21.1 N...78.5 W. Movement toward...west near 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds...100 mph. Minimum central pressure...960 mb. An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 200 PM EDT followed by the next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.

what the hell?

do i have to get stressed out every other week?

deja vu from 3 years ago......

and some idiot asked if i was going to go to galveston this weekend, yeah right.....

Thursday, September 04, 2008

jeesh! the tags.....

I have been tagged again. Actually this is a fun tag!The rules? answer each question, and tag 4 (or more) friends.Leave a comment on friends' blogs letting them know that they've been tagged.Have fun!
A= Attached or Single: ATTACHED
B= Best Friend: LORI
C= Cake or Pie: CAKE
D= Day of Choice: saturday
E= Essential Item: MY CELL PHONE
F= Flavor of Icecream: chocolate
G= Gummy Bears or Worms: worms
H= Hometown: iowa, la
I= Indulgence: chips
J= January or July: january IT IS MY BIRTH MONTH
K= Kids: ONE
L= Last movie I saw at a theater: the dark knight
M= Musician: jon bon jovi LOL
N= Number of Siblings: 5
O= Oranges or Apples: oranges
P= Phobias or Fears: SNAKES
Q= Quote: i am positive
R= Reason to Smile: hugs
S= Season: winter
T= Tag: who ever has not been tagged yet
U= Unknown fact: i horde
V= vegetarian or oppressor of Animals: i eat animals
W= Worst habit: shopping
X= Xray or Ultrasound: xray
Y= Your favorite food:Chinese
Z= Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

galveston and gustav

lauren's first ride on a ferry...she enjoyed it.

riding the waves

leaving the island monday the 1st....the waves got bigger.
i was trupping out saturday. they were going to close the parish and do a mandatory evacuation sunday at noon. so if i left galveston and went home to get cookie, then i would not be able to return to texas to stay at dad's. thanks to MIL staying behind she took care of cookie for us and and i de-stressed some.
this was a great weekend. thanks dad for a great time and for allowing us to room at your house monday night....

i got tagged by the FAMOUS potti H.
i am so blessed to have this canadian coming to see me in march.
check out her blog! http://nannierocks.blogspot.com/

This is how it works:
(1) The winner can put the logo on their blog.
(2) Link the person you received your award from.
(3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
(4) Put links of those on yours.
(5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated
OKay here are my blogs I read all the time.

1.) that lazy blogger christy......http://christy-paradise.blogspot.com/
last post was july 23rd!
2.)my sweet buddy from just north. ashley http://ineverimagined.blogspot.com/
i hope gustav's rains part your way soon.
3.) my southern pal....becky http://beckela.blogspot.com/
i miss you tons....
4.)my BFF lorij....where is she ay in the web world?
5.) ms. scrapfest....http://www.casadelesle.com/
6.)my friend in IT-LEE http://lesliestamps.blogspot.com/
7.) and the old grouch http://oscarisms.blogspot.com/