Friday, October 27, 2006


whew...i got in just in the nick of time.

oh, and this weekend i will be posting about minneapolis which was fabulous by the way.

hmmm...i'm going to post about my job.

i love my job.
i work in a police department.
i've held three different positions at the same department.

i've been a front desk clerk. i used to have to assist police officers with paperwork, i got to see the prisoners when they were brought in {loads of fun}, i took police reports from citizens who filed a report at the department. i dealt with a lot of pain in the asses.

i've been a records clerk where i entered reports, received subpoenas and gave the attorneys the information they needed, handle public records requests, expungements, and assisted officers.

i am currently the major {patrol commander} secretary. i finally found the position that i love best at this place. my boss is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. he's not just a boss, he's one my dearest friends. there is nothing better then waking up and wanting to go to work.

i just got my 10 year pin.

i've worked here since i was 18 years old.

when i started i was the youngest person at the department {that was both bad and good}.

i met my husband there.

i found the job on a fluke.

i can never, ever part from this police department.

it has been my whole adult life thus far.

i love it.

i love my boys in blue :)

Friday, October 20, 2006


well, me and the hubby are off for minneapolis and i'm so stankin' excited about it. i'm getting a lil nervous about the plane ride b/c we are leaving outta gulfport and they have smaller planes. but after about and hour or so, we'll arrive in memphis so that won't be so bad.

i'll be back monday afternoon with plenty of pictures and stories to tell i am sure.

oh, and so you didn't think i forgot about random fact friday.....

{1} i used to enter cakes in a cake decorating contest when i was about mikey's age. my mom is really into decorating cakes and would enter all the time. she would even do things with chocolate (like make a chess set (board and pieces) completely outta chocolate).

Monday, October 16, 2006


this is an email that i just sent to greta.
i thought i would share it.
not for sympathy.
but to hear that you fabulous crafters that i am referring to have felt the same way.
at least that is what i am hoping for.
i did this to myself last year for the craft fair so i don't know why i didn't expect it again.
i don't know.

I am so aggravated I can't even stand myself. Why is it that there are so many fabulous crafters out there that come out with these wonderful ideas that I can't think of? I mean that craft fair is in a month and I hardly have anything for it. Not only that, but my stuff is so simple. I mean anyone can do what I do, so why pay for it? I already know what you are going to tell me, but it gets so frustrating when you blog and see all this wonderful stuff out there. I'm mostly looking around for inspiration but I don't feel inspired. I actually feel the opposite. I feel frustrated.

I guess I just put so much pressure on myself to get this stuff done and have it be fabulous. It so hard to tell what will sell and what won't. Things feel so behind down here.

it also doesn't help that my stuff is everywhere at mom's. I really wanna do some stuff with fabric, but I think all my fabric is in the storage unit....grrr!!!

I don't know.

I think I'm going to post this email right now. There have got to be other crafters out there that have felt the same way.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


as usual, nothing too, too exciting happened this weekend.

me and mikey caught up on some hunter friday night. that was nice. haven't watched that with him in forever.

saturday, me and mom got up early, left around 8 a.m. and hit some church sales, yard sales, garage sales, and some good ol shopping. we got a few things at some yard sales, but i have to say, that yard sales down here are the pits. its a wonder that people always think that me and mom owned a store when we have one. they hardly put anything out. we stopped at cracker barrell and ate lunch....yumm-o.

we didn't get home until after 6pm and made homemade pizza. me and mom then watched lifetime movies (big surprise there) until i fell asleep.

today was really windy/rainy day, so again, the day was filled with lifetime. i really don't know what i would do if i didn't have lifetime. i'm actually having withdrawals from lifetime movie

i made some cookies today that everyone went nutso over when i made em last week. unfortunately i put in baking soda instead of baking powder. taste wise there is no difference but they didn't puff up as nice.

the reason me and mom mostly went shopping was for me to look for something to wear to a wedding this coming up minneapolis!!!! i am so stinkin' excited to get away with just mike for a long weekend. we so need it. and i can't wait to see some of mike's family that we haven't seen in about three years. not to mention i am hitting the mall of america....whooo haaaa!!!!

so anyway, that's about it. so i leave you with some silly pictures i took of the kids last weekend.

Friday, October 13, 2006


i had something planned but i'll save that for next week. while checking out maryann's blog-a-roni, i noticed that she had this lil meme up.

thought i'd steal it :)

Have You Ever:

Taken a picture completely naked?
i've taken a topless picture before

Told a lie? much of a bitch that i am, i don't like to hurt people's feelings.

Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back?

Been arrested?

Seen someone die?

Kissed a picture?
hell, i've frenched a picture...BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Slept in until 5pm?
most def. i'd sleep 24 hours if i could.

Had sex at work?
hmmm....i better not answer this.

Fallen asleep at work?
probably...i used to work 0700-1500, 1500-2300, and 2300-0700 shifts all in one week. so i'm sure i have.

Held a snake?
yes and it was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.

Ran a red light?
every damn day.

Been suspended from school?
nooo....too much of a good girl.

Pole danced?
does holding on to a pole and just plain ol dancing around it when i was 8 in one of our old houses count??? if not, then no, but i'd like to.

Been fired from a job?
yep....and they called me back a couple of hours later and told me to come back.

Sang Karaoke?
no way!

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
i am notorious for this. i pretty much always do the things i say i'm not going to do and don't do the things i say i'm going to do.

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose?

Laughed until you peed?
hmmm....if i did, i would have had to have been drunk.

Caught a snowflake on your tongue?

Kissed in the rain?
{sigh} yes

Had sex in the rain?
not yet ;)

Sang in the shower?
oh yeah. i'm convinced that maybe if i sing in the shower, that i will be as good as fred and barney were when they were in the tub (anyone remember that episode of the flinstones).

Gave your private parts a nickname?
yep.....northern states are called hoots and the southern state is called the hoo-hoo

Ever gone to work without underwear?
all the time {giggle}

Sat on a rooftop?

Played chicken?
no way.

Been pushed/thrown into a pool with all your clothes on?
don't think so.

Broken a bone?

Flashed someone?
the hubby would prolly say every day. but i disagree. just b/c i have major cleavage showing at work and i'm sitting and the people who walk in my office are standing, doesn't mean i'm flashing right??? if ya got em, flaunt em.

Mooned Someone?

Skinny Dipped?
i don't think so. not that i wouldn't.

Shaved your head?
i have the back of my neck shaved a lil when she cuts me hair. i've shaved other parts...does that count.

Slept Naked?
whenever i can.

Blacked out from drinking?

Played a prank on someone?
nothing too serious.

Had a gym membership?
yep...that was one expensive day at the gym.

Felt like killing someone?
i say i do, but i don't think i really do.

Cried over someone you were in love with?

Had Mexican jumping beans as pets?
i've seen em...don't know if i've had them as pets.

Been in a band?

Shot a gun?

Shot a bow and arrow?

Played strip poker?
no, but if i had a rockin' bod i would all the time. hmm...maybe i should just get better at poker ;)

Donated blood?
yeah and i'll never do it again. it was the worst experience. i was nervous about it to begin with. once they started, i began to feel dizzy and was sweating furiously. i asked the old lady who was volunteering if i was supposed to be that way. before i knew it, i was laid back, my feet were in the air and she is hollering for a coke. now i felt foolish b/c all the people from work were there. once i was done and i got up, i felt sooooo friggin' drunk. i could barely walk and one of our captains had to help me to the bathroom b/c i thought i was going to throw up.

Ever jump out of an airplane?
abso-fuckin'-lutely not.

Been to more than 10 countries?
no....wish i have been.

your turn!

Sunday, October 08, 2006


when i first received my canon rebel last november, i was tickled friggin' pink!!! look at me everyone with my professional looking camera.

of course its only a professional camera if you know how to use it.

for almost a year now i have struggled with learning when to use which setting, arguing with mike b/c he tries to show me how to use it only to get tired of me yelling at him and screaming "you're wrong". i've taken out the manual only to find that i must not understand english as much as i thought b/c i don't know what the hell its talking about. i keep saying that i have got to find a course in the area and that can show me how to use this damn thing to its fullest potential.

but when you're sitting outside and you shoot some pictures that look like this, it gives me hope that maybe i'm not so lousy with this thing and that maybe i can learn how to use it to its fullest potential.

**btw...if anyone has any pointers, i would greatly appreciate em :)

Friday, October 06, 2006


this is my theme for this week's installment of "random facts friday". i toyed around with two, but i will save the other one for next friday.

here we go....

{1} i'm a pisces. i know i've mentioned it before, but i don't know with those posts if you can see how much i love being a pisces. everything about it. i don't care if i walk around with rose colored glasses all the time and can't see the truth for what it is. i don't care that i am one moody bitch. i don't care that i have an addictive personality. i don't care that i love "love" so much that it fucks me up. i don't care that i daydream most of the day away. i just love being a pisces.

{2} and if you couldn't tell from {1} i'm hooked on astrology. i believe it. all of it. i really started getting in to it when i was in highschool. that is when the madness began. i started buying book after book on it. most of the books had to deal with love or sex, but i couldn't get enough. i think there is a lot of truth behind it. a lot of people will say that they are so generic that they fit everyone....oh but i disagree. mike (and greta) are geminis. they both fit it to a "T". my boss is a leo...boy is he a leo. one day i hope to know about all the signs. that way when i find out what someone's bday is, i'll know a lil bit more about them. i keep saying that i am going to find out what the majority is in the officers that i work with. could it be that most police officers are born under the same sign? hmmm.....will have to work on that.

{3} along with astrology, i belive in fate and karma. i believe that everything happens for a reason. i believe that people walk into your life for a reason. i mean have you ever became close with someone that three, five, or hell, even ten years ago you never in your wildest dreams would have thought that you would have had some type of relationship with. that you would depend on this person. that this person would become important to you. take greta. when she first started at the pd, i had no idea that one day she would be my everything. the fate gods definately knew what they were doing.

{4} onto the magic. yes, i believe in magic. i don't wanna know the magicians secrets. and if you tell me that david blane is a hoax, i'll kick your ass. ya know the movie "carrie"? okay, now don't laugh, but i can't tell you how many times i have sat and stared at something in hopes that i could move it. 'member that movie with sandra bullock and nicole kidman where they are sisters who also happen to be witches? do yo know how hooked i am on that movie and how i wish i had those powers. hell, i even love "hocus pocus". i wanted to read up on wicca at one time, but that wouldn't go over too well with my straight-laced hubby so i put that thought away.

{5} if you didn't dismiss me as a wack-a-doo after number {2} and are still reading, then you have probably figured out that i believe in psychic powers. now do ya think i'm a wack-a-doo???? lol...i've had my cards read before and loved it. hell, i even own a set of tarot cards. haven't played with them too much though. but i do believe that there are people out there that have a sixth sense. that can see things and even predict things. i tend to think i have a sixth sense. i usually know what people are going to say before they say it, i can be listening to the radio, think of a song i wanna hear, and then it comes on (and i don't listen to new stuff that they play every five minutes...i'm a classic rocker so you never know what is going to come on), i can usually sense if i am doing something that i know i'm going to regret (well not all the time right greta ;) maybe its just good intuition, but i like to think i'm a lil magical ;)

{6} i also believe in: horse shoes and four leaf clovers as good luck charms, magic 8 balls, wishing on stars, blowing out candles, wishbones, and coins thrown into fountains, picking pennies up off the ground.

so what do you believe in???