Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008- A year in review

well it's been an eventful one....

January-
wedding planning

February-
wedding planning

March-
wedding planning
Rogue
wedding planning

April-
wedding planning
camping
wedding planning

May-
final wedding planning
WEDDING! :)
honeymoon

June-
Honeymoon
writing thank yous

July-
Dyer Family reunion in Yellowstone

August-
camping
randomness

September-
camping
trip to Kansas

October-
birthday
horse races
house sitting
wedding in LA
My first Burlesque Show
packing

November-
packing
Thanksgiving
ass kicking house cooling party
moving

December-
Move to Washington
getting settled
getting muthafucking snowed on for DAYS
Christmas
more snow
visiting with family
more snow
some more snow
and now....

the new year!

How was your 2008???

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's starting

I'm starting to sink a little. The snow hasn't really stopped. There is so much on the ground right now. Spokane got a record amount in two days, it stopped for a short moment and now is coming back. The forecast doesn't look great. I need some sunshine and for it to warm up a little. I have applied for a ton of work, had one interview and still nothing. I feel like I need to cry but I won't let myself, I chose to move up here.

Christmas is a few days away and this will be the first one of my life that I am not with my family. It hurts a little. I think I'll go back to reading, that seems to be a safe place for me right now.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Been here 8 days!

We have been in the new house in Spokane for 8 days now. I am starting to get more familiar with the town, I'm in love with the new house and a little apprehensive of the weather. The kitties are in love with all the room we have and the stairs down to the basement.

This move has been so amazing for me. It gives me a chance to build a life with my fishstick. I will forever love and miss my family, but I needed this. I needed to know that I am a person, and that I can and will do amazing things on my own (so to speak). We have family here that have been so wonderful in welcoming us to the Northwest!

I never realized how much focus I put on taking care of people and work. I defined myself by it, I made it everything in my world. And yes those are wonderful things to spend time doing, there is so much more to this life. I have nothing but life to live, I'm a newlywed with an amazing man, a beautiful house, and nothing but opportunity around every corner in my new world!

I love California, and will forever be a California girl, but I am so excited and happy to be where I am right now!

YAY!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

For Dezzie

So many years of living so close. The millions of phone calls, the tears about whatever, junk food, good movies, concerts. God, there is so much.
I don't know that there will ever be the right words for me to describe you. You mean more to me than air, than water, than a beautiful pair of heels. :)
To the man that helped make me such a wonderful woman. To the man that reminds me everyday that I am beautiful. To the man that has always accepted my decisions- right or wrong. I love you. I am so proud of you. I am going to miss you so much.


"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you."- Pooh

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"”- Pooh

I dedicate this song to you.

Thursday, October 30, 2008




You Are Candy Corn



Your Halloween personality is whimsical, colorful, and creative.

You see Halloween as a time to get your creative juices flowing.



Each year, Halloween can't start soon enough for you.

You tend to go all out for Halloween. You decorate like crazy and always dress up.







You Should Be a Gangster for Halloween



According to our quiz, you'd make an ideal gangster.

Your runner up costume: Nurse







What Your Cute Monster Says About You



You are a very natural, real person. You're comfortable with who you are - and your spirit truly shines through.

You are free of inhibitions and hang ups. Because of this freedom, you tend to be very creative.



Your inner demon is greed. You can't help but lust after wealth and shiny objects.

People think you're cute because you are so lively. Your natural glow makes you charming.







What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says



You are a gleeful, exuberant person.

You enjoy a good party, and you even enjoy a good brawl.



This Halloween, there is no question what you should be... a pirate!

The candy you should give out: peanut butter cups

Friday, October 24, 2008

Spokane Washington here we come!!

Fishstick and I have had an amazing offer presented to us and we have decided to jump on it. It's exciting, scary and over stimulating to me. December 1, 2008 we will be in a U-Haul and on our way up to our new house (new to us, older in the grand scheme of things) to dig our roots in and really start our lives together as a married couple.

There are people and things I am going to miss like crazy but all in all this couldn't have come at a better time. Time for changes, time for new things. It's going to be wonderful!!

There is so much to do and I'm a little overwhelmed but I know that if I take 5 million deep breathes it'll all be done timely and organized.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Changes

are abruptly happening.

I'll be seeing this soon!


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hump Day fun




What Your Socks Say About You



You Are:



- Quite cuddly

- Downright adorable

- Truly kind

- Infinitely patient







You Are Having a Brown Day



Today you are your normal responsible, serious self.

You're getting done what needs to be done. And you're not too worried about how you're feeling.



While you're all business, you are still warm and approachable.

You are busy, but you're not too busy for a little fun down time.







You Are a Chicken



You are a naturally curious and inquisitive being. You are often poking your nose where it doesn't belong!

Collecting nuggets of knowledge is important to you. You enjoy knowing everything you can.



You are very independent and strong willed. You don't like to be bossed around, and you do as you please.

You are quite determined and able to take on challenges. You will “peck away” at a problem until it's gone.







Your Hair Should Be Blonde



You are outgoing, light hearted, and a ton of fun.

You don't take life too seriously, and you do your best to charm everyone you meet.



You are very energetic. People tend to underestimate you, but you can get a lot done.

You do tend to be a bit sensitive. If someone has a bad opinion of you, it truly hurts.



You are cunning and clever. You are smart, but you aren't “book smart” or academic.

Some people may think you're superficial, but they're not seeing the whole picture.







Your Funky Japanese Name Is



Kayatakiku

Friday, October 03, 2008

Da Count- real people

to the real people
without agendas
that go with their gut
that love with their soul

that try to understand
that are there when it really matters
and know when you're okay

the ones that you don't have to see every day
but crave their time when its been too long
that make you smile without trying
and cry with you when you're down

to the ones that sit on the kitchen floor drinking wine with you
and call from an outing to invite you there
the ones that take time to make you feel loved
and let you do the same in return

(to a couple of important women in my life, thank you)

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Yowza

This song makes my mind think bad thoughts :)

RAWR

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

stole it from Joy!

Place an X by all the things you’ve done and remove the X from the ones you have not. Answer the 30 questions at the end.
This is for your entire life!


(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school, college
() Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
() Been to Florida
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Been lost
(X) Been on the opposite side of the country
(X ) Been to Washington , D.C.
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
() Sang Karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only?
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t?
(X) Made prank phone calls
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
() Been skinny dipping outdoors
() Gone to the movies alone
(X) Got a speeding ticket

1. Any nickname? Katie-Did
2. Favorite drink? coffee
3. Mother’s name? Gloria
4. Tattoo? a couple with a few more to come
5. Body Piercing? have a few
6. How much do you love your job? I don't, it's a job
7. Birthplace? Fresno
8. Favorite vacation spot? Maui was the bestest
9. Ever been to Africa ? No
10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? oh yeah
11. Ever been on TV? my hand has
12. Ever steal any traffic sign? no, cones thats a different story
13. Ever been in a car accident? too many
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 2 door
15. Favorite salad dressing? this italian with blue cheese in it- YUMMY
16. Favorite pie? I hate pie
17. Favorite number? 10
18. Favorite movie? The Sound of Music
19. Favorite holiday? I love the 4th of July
20. Favorite dessert? Ice cream
21. Favorite food? Sushi
22. Favorite day of the week? I dunno, depends on the week
23. Favorite brand of body wash? I like the one with yogurt in it
24. Favorite toothpaste? Tom's
25. Favorite smell? pumpkin- baking candles whatever
26. What do you do to relax? read, tv, listen to music
27. How do you see yourself in 10 years? in a classroom and a house
28. Furthest place you will send this message? It’s a blog, it can go everywhere.
29. Who will respond to this the fastest? Don’t know. I’ll be blogging it.

:)
30. Who won’t bother to respond? Don’t know.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Toto, I don't think I'll be in California for a while

Business is taking me here......



Should be an interesting trip. Going for a conference and luckily I get to meet up with a few people I haven't seen in a long time! Kansas style BBQ here I come! Pictures to follow when I get back!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Autumn, It's coming....



Smells are changing- pumpkin, apple, spice
So warm and inviting.
This is my favorite time of year, the colors, the weather. Nothing like snuggling upwith a great cup of coffee, a soft blanket and a book.


From Wiki...

Autumn (also known as fall in North American English) is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn is the period between summer and winter, usually in September (northern hemisphere) or March (southern hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier.


Meteorological Astronomical
Northern hemisphere 1 September - 30 November[1] Autumnal equinox (22–23 September) - Winter solstice (21–22 December)
Southern hemisphere 1 March - 31 May 20 March - 21 June

Autumn starts on or around 7 August and ends on about 6 November in solar term.

In Ireland, autumn begins on 1 August and ends 31 October, due to the Irish calendar.


The word autumn comes from the Old French word autompne (automne in modern French), and was later normalized to the original Latin word autumnus.[2] There are rare examples of its use as early as the 14th century, but it became common by the 16th century.

Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season. However as more people gradually moved from working the land to living in towns (especially those who could read and write, the only people whose use of language we now know), the word harvest lost its reference to the time of year and came to refer only to the actual activity of reaping, and fall and autumn began to replace it as a reference to the season.

The alternative word fall is now mostly a North American English word for the season. It traces its origins to old Germanic languages. The exact derivation is unclear, the Old English fiæll or feallan and the Old Norse fall all being possible candidates. However, these words all have the meaning "to fall from a height" and are clearly derived either from a common root or from each other. The term came to denote the season in the 16th century, a contraction of Middle English expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year".[3]

During the 17th century, English immigration to the colonies in North America was at its peak, and the new settlers took their language with them. While the term fall gradually became obsolescent in Britain, it became the more common term in North America, where autumn is nonetheless preferred in scientific and often in literary contexts.


Many ancient civilizations (such as the Amerindians and the ancient Hebrews) computed the years by autumns,[4][5] while the Anglo-Saxons did so by winters. Tacitus states that the ancient Germans were acquainted with all the other seasons of the year but had no notion of autumn — though this is likely to be wrong, especially as a blanket statement (Tacitus wrote about Germanic tribes without firsthand knowledge and thus promoted myths as well as actual information). Linwood observed of the beginning of the several seasons of the year, that:

"Dat Clemens Hyemem, dat Petrus Ver Cathedratus;
Aestuat Urbanus, Autumnat Bartholomaeus."[6]

In alchemy, autumn is the time or season when the operation of the Philosopher's stone is brought to maturity and perfection.[6] It is also symbolised by the Metal element in Chinese astrology.

John Everett Millais, "Autumn Leaves".

Autumn's association with the transition from warm to cold weather, and its related status as the season of the primary harvest, has dominated its themes and popular images. In Western cultures, personifications of autumn are usually pretty, well-fed females adorned with fruits, vegetables and grains and wheat that ripen at this time. Most ancient cultures featured autumnal celebrations of the harvest, often the most important on their calendars. Still extant echoes of these celebrations are found in the mid-autumn Thanksgiving holiday of the United States, and the Jewish Sukkot holiday with its roots as a full moon harvest festival of "tabernacles" (huts wherein the harvest was processed and which later gained religious significance). There are also the many North American Indian festivals tied to harvest of autumnally ripe foods gathered in the wild, the Chinese Mid-Autumn or Moon festival, and many others. The predominant mood of these autumnal celebrations is a gladness for the fruits of the earth mixed with a certain melancholy linked to the imminent arrival of harsh weather.

This view is presented in John Keats' poem To Autumn where he describes the season as a time of bounteous fecundity, a time of 'mellow fruitfulness'.

Autumn in poetry has often been associated with melancholy. The possibilities of summer are gone, and the chill of winter is on the horizon. Skies turn grey, and people turn inward, both physically and mentally.[7] Rainer Maria Rilke, a German poet, has expressed such sentiments in one of his most famous poems, Herbsttag (Autumn Day), which reads in part:

Wer jetzt kein Haus hat, baut sich keines mehr.
Wer jetzt allein ist, wird es lange bleiben,
wird wachen, lesen, lange Briefe schreiben
und wird in den Alleen hin und her
unruhig wandern, wenn die Blätter treiben.

This translates roughly (there is no official translation) to:

Who now has no house, will not build one (anymore).
Who now is alone, will remain so for long,
will wake, and read, and write long letters
and back and forth on the boulevards
will restlessly wander, while the leaves blow.

Similar examples may be found in William Butler Yeats' poem The Wild Swans at Coole where the maturing season that the poet observes symbolically represents his own aging self. Like the natural world that he observes he too has reached his prime and now must look forward to the inevitability of old age and death. Paul Verlaine's "Chanson d'automne" ("Autumn Song") is likewise characterized by strong, painful feelings of sorrow.

In North America, autumn is also associated with the Halloween season (which in turn was influenced by Samhain, a Celtic autumn festival),[8] and with it a widespread marketing campaign that promotes it. The television, film, book, costume, home decoration, and confectionery industries use this time of year to promote products closely associated with such holiday, with promotions going from early September to 31 October, since their themes rapidly lose strength once the holiday ends, and advertising starts concentrating on Christmas.

Since 1997, Autumn has been one of the top 100 names for girls in the United States.[9]

Although colour change in leaves occurs wherever deciduous trees are found, coloured autumn foliage is most famously noted in two regions of the world: most of Canada and the United States; and Eastern Asia, including China, Korea, and Japan. It can also be very significant in Argentina, Australia, Chile and New Zealand, but not to the same degree.

Eastern Canada and the New England region of the United States are famous for the brilliance of their autumnal foliage, and a seasonal tourist industry has grown up around the few weeks in autumn when the leaves are at their peak.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I am all that I am
I am strong
I am willing
I am loving
and loved

I know what I need
When I need it
How I need it
and where it will come from

I won't deal with those who don't
I don't have patience to be thought less of
I will not let the negative over take me
I know who I am

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

EHS alumni water polo game HNT



Yeah we got together, beat the varsity girls 11-2. And how did I hurt after the game, let me count the ways!





HHNT everyone!
Check out where it all started at Os's place! :)

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Things are not always what they seem
People, places, things
Consistently changing, always moving

Left in an ocean of confusion
Left underwhelmed
Left with nothing but empty thoughts running through my mind

Time for adventures
Time for laughs
Time for a hop skip and jump into the unknown

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Today I officially put another cap on- I am now a student again. I couldn't be happier and now it's time to rock it. This semester is one class and I'm good with that. I really need to get back on this horse slowly.

I've been mulling around a conversation I had a couple of weeks ago with a friend. We were talking about a class she is taking and one of the comments made was that there is no such thing as unconditional love. That even as children we are conditioned to know that when we are good we are loved more than when we were bad. And on top of that that most people lie and aren't going to truly give themselves over.

I have a hard time with both ideas. First, I don't think we are loved less when we are children and in trouble, I think discipline kicks in and my folks always let me know that I was in trouble because they loved me and wanted me to be a better person. It taught boundaries and levels of expectation but I don't believe that the love was ever less.

As much as I know that many people live their lives with a white lie here and a big one there I try my damnedness not to. I don't feel like that is a way I want to live my life. Will I find a more pleasant way of telling the truth if it could be a bit painful- you bet. I just keep hoping that it'll catch on. I would rather have the truth laid out, even if it hurts a bit, than have someone blow smoke at me over even the smallest thing.

How do you readers feel about something like this?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I <3 time wasters....




You Are Kayaking



You have a competitive spirit, but you don't like to compete alone.

You do well in a partnership, where you can feed off the other person's energy.

If you have the right partner, nothing can stop you. Your energy is infinite!







You Are 32% Skeptic



You're not really all that skeptical.

You don't really like doing research, and you often believe what sounds right.



Occasionally, you have a skeptical instinct. You would be wise to follow that instinct.

Some of your deepest beliefs may be dead wrong. Wouldn't you like to know the truth?







You Are a Mango Flavored Popsicle



You are a very playful person. For you, summer is all about having a good time.

You have a nearly undying energy. You're up for anything at anytime, as long as fun is involved.



You keep active as much as possible. You don't feel comfortable if you have to sit still.

You're a true kid at heart. You enjoy a popsicle as much as a trip to the amusement park.







Your Feng Shui is Amazing



Your home is the perfect place to work, play, and unwind.

Beautiful and streamlined - you understand the importance of design and flow.

Your home is not weighted down by clutter, but it's not austere or sterile.

You treat your home as well, and as a result, it treats you well!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

They did it, I will too........

:)

Has anyone ever called you perfect before?
Not that I can recall, and that's okay because I'm not even close!

Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?
I am going to get the new bit of ink for my birthday.

Do you sleep on your side, stomach, or back?
I fall asleep on my side and sometimes thrash around like a crazy woman all night.

Has anyone ever told you you have pretty eyes?
yes

How do you feel about chocolate covered strawberries?
They are pretty okay, although I prefer the two seperately.

Are you self-conscious?
Not so much

How do you vent anger?
Steam comes out of my ears and nose... LOL Sometimes I yell, sometimes I get quiet. Usually more quiet that screaming.

How did your day start off?
Too early, not enough sleep and so not wanting to move.

Does anyone hate you?
I'd hope not, but it could happen.

Can you handle the truth?
I prefer it, even if it hurts a little I try to grow from honesty.

Favorite fair food?
I <3>

Have you ever liked somebody and never told them?
Numerous times

Have you ever kissed anyone named Katie?
I dunno.

What did you do Saturday?
I was camping, and reading and enjoying clean air.

What would you do if someone told you that you were the most beautiful person in the world and they would do anything to wake up to your face each and every morning?
I'd be super embarrased.

Do you trust all of your friends?
My true friends yes.

Would you move to another state or country to be with the one you love?
In a heartbeat.

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
Very much so.

Would you make a good parent?
I sure hope I would.

Where was your default picture taken?
Myspace- on our honeymoon.

Who do you love the most?
Mr. Fish of the stick

Morning or night person?
Morning

What makes you lose your appetite?
Kinda depends on the day, but out and out lies are at the top of my list.

Do you get along with guys or girls better?
Guys… And girls who also get along with guys. ( I love Joy's answer on this)

How do you think you look right this moment?
Like I just woke up- I have HUGE hair. LOL

Last time you smiled?
Last night.

Do people underestimate your intelligence?
Yeah.

Are you taller than 5′5”?
Yes.

Would you rather have love or money?
Love, I'm simple I get more outta love.

Do you have a best friend who knows you inside and out?
Yeah.

Have you ever been punched by the opposite sex?
Nope.

Have you ever dated someone for longer than a year?
Yeah.

Have you ever told someone you were single when you really weren’t?
Nope.

Last person you went to the movies with?
Cadie and Dezzie.

Have you ever been to a tanning bed?
Yeah.

Has anyone ever borrowed something from you and never returned it?
Yeah, I'm still in search of a DVD.

Today did you hug a person you have feelings for?
Not yet.

If a stranger looked in your closet, what would they think?
Where are her husband's clothes... LOL

Do you want to be married right now?
I'm very happy being married right now! :)

Ever paid more than a hundred bucks on a pair of jeans?
Um, NO.

What’s bothering you right now?
Having no energy and freezing 85% of the time.

Do you want children?
It's possible.

Do people underestimate you?
Once in a while.

Does it bother you when someone says they’ll call you and they don’t?
Very much so.

What are you doing tomorrow?
Going to work, a doctor's appointment then I don't know.

Name a quote from the song you’re listening to:
I'm watching the news.

Have you ever hated someone, but ended up being friends with them?
I try not to hate, but there have been people that have taken a bit of time to accept and like.

Last time to the mall?
May

Did you sing at all today?
Not yet, I haven't been in my car yet today.

Do you miss anyone?
Yeah.

What side of a heart do you draw first?
Right.

Who has your heart?
There are a few that share it- for different reasons.

How long has that person had it?
varying number of years.

Do you know how to use some words correctly?
some yes.

Do you like to sleep?
Uh huh.

Do you wear a lot of black?
yeah, it goes with a LOT.

Do you have a tan?
For being transparent, yes I do.

Do you enjoy spending time with your mother?
More the older I get.

Do you like orange juice?
Nope.

Where do you wish you were right now?
I'm good being at home, not looking forward to going to work.

Does your temper flare a lot?
Sometimes.

What was the last movie that you watched?
I haven't a clue.

Do you get emotional easily?
yes.

Do you like to cuddle?
Sometimes.

Which shoe goes on first?
left.

Name one thing you do that people always tell you about?
Try to help everyone around me.

Can you sleep without blankets covering you?
Nope.

Who is the last person that made you angry?
Work folks.

How much money do you have on you?
Enough.

Close your eyes.. what image do you see?
A house.

Last piece of mail you got?
Junk, all junk.

How many hours of sleep do you need to function?
47 1/2

Last trip you took to the zoo?
I haven't been there in forever.

What were you doing two days ago?
Working, and cleaning up a bit.

Name things you absolutely cannot stand:
People not using turn signals, racism, The Republican party.

Did you have a nap today?
No and I won't get one.

Are you comfortable with answering personal questions?
Yeah.

When is the last time you had ice cream?
Been a while.

But wait, there’s more! I found another one. Racy.

Is there anyone on your friends list you would ever consider having sex with?
Just the one I'm married with.

Sex in the morning, afternoon or night?
Whenever, I'm not picky.

What side of the bed do you sleep on?
left.

Have you ever had to pull over on the side of the road to puke?
A few times.

Have you ever taken your clothes off for money?
nope.

Do you want someone aggressive or passive in bed?
Either way.

Do you love someone in your friends list?
yeah.

Do you know all the people in your friends list?
Most.

Love or money?
Love.

Credit cards or cash?
Cash.

Have you ever had anyone in your family you wish wasn’t?
Um, sometimes.

Would you rather go camping or to a 5 star hotel?
Depends on a lot of factors.

Where is the weirdest place you have had sex?
:)

Would you shave your entire body (including your head) for money?
yes.

Have you ever been to a strip club?
yeah.

Ever been to a bar?
yeah.

Ever been kicked out of a bar or a club?
nope.

Kissed someone of the same sex?
yes.

Ever had sex in the bathroom?
yes.

Have you ever had sex at work?
nope.

Have you ever bought anything from an adult store?
Not lately.

Ever been caught having sex?
nope.

Does anyone have naughty pictures of YOU?
I hope not.

Have you ever had sex with someone and called them the wrong name?
um, no.

Who do you think has the guts to repost this?
ya got me!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm a Grizzly Bear HNT



This was from our first camping trip. Yes we have a camping troop.... and we rock! :)
Now that we have gotten through the wedding and time away we can continue with it for the balance of the year, or until the snow comes! :)
So here's to camping, cooking over an open flame, clean air, sunshine and some of my favorite people in the entire world....

YAY

Happy HNT

Say hi to OS while you're at it! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fun Weekend



Had a friend in town and we had a blast. Went everywhere, did all kinds of things, and I got the prettiest pedicure ever!!!!!


Just wanted to share! :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

To the weekend! :)

For those Barbie- like moments...



Because sometimes it's all about gettin a lil dirty




then spending time with your girls....




and meeting the wrong kinda man, but having fun just the same...



Then heading home and singing all the way there...



Happy weekend all! :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Da Count- Comin Home


Things have been crazy (nothing completely new) since we tied the knot. We were gone for half of June, then came back to always having something to do.

Work is slow and makes the time pass so painfully it almost puts me in tears. That paired with the negative energy that is persistent in that building, yesterday I thought I might lose it.

Losing pets, house sitting, errand running, dinner planning, camping planning, getting my name changed on everything, spending time with my family, spending time with friends, being there to listen, needing someone to listen.

Planning on people coming into town, getting the house put together in a more live able way, disciplining the kitten, loving the bigger kitten, hugs and smooches to the hubby.

It's all been just a little much, and I've been not so chipper- especially these past few weeks.

My only comfort comes in walking up the walk way every night and knowing that I'm home. That I'm in my safe zone-in the place that I love and am loved. The place where I get to be domestic without judgement (I love being domestic- makes me feel needed).

The place that I have worked so hard to make beautiful, happy and loving to all that come by. The place that is ours, one of the only places in this world that I have a little control, especially when everything else is crazy.

I love this place, and at some point when we do find a house to purchase, it will be very hard to leave this sanctuary.

Here's to the house, full of love and quiet and all that makes me smile.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Da Count- my family



The family that I had the pleasure of spending the past years with are wonderful and I love them to death, but the family Fishstick and I have now (us and the kitties) make me so happy. I love you all so much

Here's to a wonderful support system on 2 and 4 legs.



Eddie

Lucy ( who will always be family)

Francis

Freddy

Monday, July 07, 2008

For Lucy


We lost a kitty last night. She was my girl, my companion, my little hippo.
You have no idea how much I will miss her.
All the snuggles, all the tummy rubs, knowing when I needed love.
She was my girl.

Love you so much Lucy


(Last night someone hit her, she's gone and my heart hurts so much)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Ninja Bubbles HNT

Once upon a time, there was a couple that spent a LOT of time in a car. They decided to take a break for the night from driving in The Biggest Little City on Earth. The Fishstick suprised the Mrs. with a suite at the hotel. The room was equipt with the biggest bath tub in the world.......

and that's where it gets bubbly.


The Mrs. decides to take a bubble bath- starts the water, loads up on the bubbles (because it's a big tub) and waits.

She submerges but notices that the bubbles seem to be overtaking the tub......


and slowly the Mrs. as well.

After a grumpy face and some big laughs she makes it out- with much softer skin!

Happy HNT.
Check out where it started!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Da Count- June 2008!!

For Beautiful places
For Beautiful happenings
For Beautiful People
For Beautiful sky's

For Love shared
in many different places
For smiles wanted
in all of those spaces
(heh)

For new adventures
with old flames
And old traditions
with loved ones

To June 2008!






dacount

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I just wanna sleep HNT


I just want to sleep
No matter how much I get
It's never enough
The sun wakes before me
The cats play before me
And all I want to do is sleep

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Stole it from Joy...

Can you fill this out without lying?I could. If I wanted to. Probably will.

What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?
A cigarette

Have you ever kissed anyone named Matthew?
Not that I can remember

Where was your default picture taken?
At our wedding (on myspace)

Last person you rode in a car with under the age of 20?
Jessimuhkah

Can you play guitar hero?
No I suck monkies at it

Last time you walked further than a block?
It's been a while

Name someone that made you laugh today?
The kitties

When was the last time you saw number 3 on your top friends?
Couple of weeks ago

How late did you stay up last night and why?
I couldn't tell ya I fell asleep on the couch, again

If you could move somewhere else, would you?
Somewhere where the air is clean....er

Ever been kissed under fireworks?
Haven't a clue

Which of your friends lives closest to you?
Joy does! :)

Do you believe ex’s can be friends?
Sometimes they make better friends than anything else

Do you prefer to call or text?
call

How do you feel about Diet Dr Pepper?
It's not half bad

When was the last time you cried really hard?
It's been a while

Where are you at right now?
At home

Mentally?
preparing for another day at work

Emotionally?
warm and fuzzy

What bed did you sleep in last night?
The one that houses the husband

What was the last thing someone bought for you?
A pool for the backyard

Does that count?
My god yes

When is your birthday?
October 9

Who took your profile picture?
Brad

Who was the last person you took a picture of?
It wasn't a person, it was crappy houses last night

Was yesterday better than today?
I don't know what today holds yet

Can you live a day without TV?
yeah

Are you mad about anything?
nope

Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?
Fo shizzle

The last time you spent the night at someone’s house?
I can't remember

When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?
Last Friday night

Are you a bad influence?
at times :)

night out or night in?
I like being in

Are you more of an individual or an outgoing person?
Little of both

What items could you not go without during the day?
Cigs and water

Would you share a drink with a stranger?
Probably not

Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
Its been years ago a friend after surgery

Last hug?
Joel

Do you think its right for straight guys to get their tongue pierced?
It's their tongue not mine

Are you more of a coffee or alcohol drinker?
coffee

Have you ever thrown shoes on a telephone wire?
uh no

What does the last text message in your inbox say?
don't have a cell

How do you feel about your life right now?
I love it

Explain why you last threw up?
Booze

How many times have you been pulled over by the police?
bout 5- but not in the past 5 years

Do you hate anyone?
what a waste of energy

Do you talk dirty to people?
only to Gary Sinese in my dreams LOL

If we were to look in your phone inbox, what would we find?
nada

Will you have a valentine this year?
yeah

Anyone upset you lately?
maybe a little

Last person you talked to on the phone?
dezzie

Can you easily tell if someone is fake?
sometimes

How’s your heart?
very happy

Say you were given a drug test right now, Would you pass?
yeppers

Have you ever fallen into a rose bush?
no but gutters and random bushes- yes

What did you do right before you started filling this out?
watched the 5am news

Have you had any Beers today?
nope

How many?
none

What are you doing tonight?
seeing a beautiful woman