Friday, July 30, 2010

Letters to KT #7

Um, yeah, you left me again...When did separate vacations become okay? We did go to Vegas together, yeah I remember. But anytime someone takes a kid on a trip, it's always you! I'm the parent that gets to stay home and hold down the fort. Did it ever occur to you that I'd like to take a kid on a trip? Me? Little old me? Just a little food for thought....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Air conditioning an entitlement or a blessing?

When I was a kid, air conditioning was something of a rarity. As a small child, I recall sitting in front of one of those tacky window air conditioners. It was in our dining room pointing toward the living room. It was the coolest place in the house. I would sit and play blocks and little people for hours letting that air cool my skin. We didn't even have air conditioners in our cars. If I wanted to cool off, I would lay my face against the window glass in the car. It was always just a bit cooler than my face...I heard a comedian once joke about his mother soaking a cloth diaper in ice water to put on their necks and head in the car. I laughed, hard, because I could totally see that happening.

We moved away from that house, but still didn't have the most desired AC. We used oscillating fans to cool the house. I can still remember the hum and shudder of that fann in my room. Lying in my bed for an afternoon nap, that fan would turn, shudder and blow cool air across my small overheated body. The sound was lulling. Nap time wasn't something that I dreaded. Sometimes I long to hear it again, that old fan, though I'm sure it is sitting in a dump somewhere in California.

As a teenager, we moved into a new home and had that beloved AC installed. It was wonderful, but I didn't think twice about it. It became something expected. We moved from our air conditioned homes to our ac'd cars and into the lovely cool stores or offices. Rarely does the heat overwhelm.

I find myself now retreating outdoors into the heat of the summer, letting that summer sun warm and bake my skin into a sweat. When I return indoors the air conditioning, caresses my body. I appreciate the cool air. I realize that the air conditioning isn't just an entitlement, but truly a blessing.

Thursday, July 15, 2010



As I stood there
in the cold rain,
it sunk in.
Soaking me
cold to the heart.
You left me there.
Cold, cold rain
Like harsh words spoken
finally sinking in.
As you turned and left
from your innermost fears.
Hanging in mid-air,
my words yet unspoken.
I thought you would return.
Though frozen through,
I waited
in the cold, cold rain.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

21 Year Ago Today...

...I became the ball and chain, a married woman basically signing my death sentence. In all actuality, it was the beginning of a very happy marriage. Here's to another year! Check out this post from last year since I am too busy out of town to come up with something more original. Buenos Dias!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another year older...

(I would totally dig this cake...)

and deeper in debt...

Coming at ya from Vegas...Today is KT's birthday. Since we are out of town enjoy this post from last year.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Traveling Tunes

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. One of my most favorite holidays....Celebrating our freedoms, Family, water games, bbq's, homemade ice cream, fireworks...Love it!

We hit the road early this morning for Vegas...Here are some random traveling tunes from my iPod. Enjoy!

Should've Said No - Taylor Swift
There and Back Again - Daughtry
Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) Big and Rich
Right Round - Flo Rida
Here Comes Goodbye - Rascal Flatts

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Belated birthdays, loud music & Body funk

I can't believe I didn't post about this sooner. Time has a way of slipping by or my memory just slipped on by....For Ladybug's 12th birthday she received this little piece of paper that promised fun times nearly three months to the day from her birthday. Poor child having to wait three months more for her actual gift! AND, I got one, too. It was like a present unto myself. I did go through the pain of a c-section. I think I earned a gift, too. Don't you? So, here is the recap...
Carrie Underwood. Floor seats. Not as good as the seats we had for Sugarland, but who can top that? Fun concert, loud music, great singing, needed ear plugs because I am getting THAT old AND someone with the body funk. Too bad I didn't have a nose plug...or some Axe.

Sons of Sylvia
Craig Morgan

And, of course, beautiful Carrie

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In case you haven't seen this...

This is hilarious.  Enjoy! (Be sure to pause my music player on the right towards to bottom so you can hear the video).

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