Thursday, September 30, 2010

30 Day Blogging Challenge

My new bloggy friend, Amiko found this challenge (ok so we are both late. But better late then never!!) (Keep reading - my number is at the bottom!!!)

This is a fun way to challenge yourself to post daily,
plus let's others know more about you and allows you to get to know your fellow bloggers better also.
Here's the topic list for the month:
Day 1 — A favorite song
Day 2 — A favorite movie
Day 3 — A favorite book
Day 4 — A favorite television program
Day 5 — A favorite quote
Day 6 — A moment you wish you could relive
Day 7 — 5 things you could not possibly live without
Day 8 — A thank you letter to someone who's changed your life
Day 9 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — A song that you want played at your wedding (or was played)
Day 13 — A guilty pleasure
Day 14 — A vacation you would like to take
Day 15 — A person you admire
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry
Day 17 — An art piece
Day 18 — A time when you felt passionate and alive
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — Something you know you do differently than most people
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A way in which you want to be remembered
Day 24 — A movie no one would expect you to love
Day 25 — A recipe
Day 26 — A childhood memory
Day 27 — A physical feature you love
Day 28 — A scar you have, and its story or if no scars- a tattoo & story
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — A motto or philosophy

My favorite Song:

You better love loving you better behave
You better love loving you better behave
Woman in Chains
Woman in Chains
Calls her man the Great White Hope
Syas she's fine, she'll always cope
Woman in Chains
Woman in Chains
Well I feel lying and waiting is a poor man's deal
And I feel hopelessly weighed down by your eyes of steel
It's a world gone crazy
Keeps Woman in Chains
Trades her soul as skin and bone
Sells the only thing she owns
Woman in Chains
Woman in Chains
Men of Stone
Men of Stone
Well I feel deep in your heart there are wounds Time can't heal
And I feel somebody somewhere is trying to breathe
Well you know what I mean
It's a world gone crazy
Keeps Woman in Chains
It's under my skin but out of my hands
I'll tear it apart but I won't understand
I will not accept the Greatness of Man
It's a world gone crazy
Keeps Woman in Chains
So Free Her
So Free Her

While the 80's were not my best years, there was so much sadness and blackness for me. And there was also much joy because they were also the years that gave me my daughter, who in turn has given me my grandson! The story of my personal 80's would curl your hair! I have, however, come out on the other side. It took me along time to make peace with my past. I made some serious bad choices, in relationships and career. I have grown and while I have a few bad days now, they don't send me into a tailspin of depression. I tend to put on my big girl panties and deal. I sleep when I need to and I excerise to keep my mind in check. I now know my worth as person and a woman. I only keep people in my life that uplift me and my family. Life is too short to be unhappy and unloved.

Blog Hop Thursday

The Two Savvy Sisters

Last nights sunset was so surreal! I loved the colors! This was a piece of the sunset. Honey says no more cloud shots, but really? How could I not?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday thoughts....

These are shots I took with my camera phone and a new app I am trying out.
The last of my roses...
 And my Mater..(My grandson - he is 15 months old and stays with us on weekends while his momma works. Love this boy!!!!)

Mommy Kerin is hosting this bloghop!!!!
I will follow you back, but please leave your blog address in the comments. Thanks! I love reading new blogs and finding new friends!!!  

Monday, September 27, 2010


(Not my picture)

I know there should be many pictures of softball players and marching bands here. Instead that up there is what we have to deal with!! My normally happy, smiling, huggy grandbaby has just been a mass of drool and tears!!! Oh yeah, and he has a small diaper rash. So he has been miserable, I have been unhappy cause I can't make it better. I just want to hug the pain away, and I can't. And of course, when I hear hoofbeats, I don't think horses, I think zebras. Yeah, I'm that mom/grandma!!!

Another weekend of softball down and we survived!! The band review was awesome. The kids really stepped up and performed their hearts out! Our band has never done field show (halftime shows) before and so Saturday night was the first time they had ever marched field show for anybody! I was so proud of them!!!

Well, today I am waiting for the cable guy (again!!) I am hoping to break out my sewing machine and get some sewing done, and of course some knitting!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jan at Murrieta 365 is hosting a great blog hop!! SOOC Sunday!

What are the rules?

•On any Sunday you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own)
•that hasn’t been tweaked or altered in any way (cropping is OK).
•In other words Straight Out Of the Camera.
•Also, please link back to Murrieta365. Thanks.

If I could I would fix the highlight and contrast. I would also remove the softball player in the background and probably the sidewalk behind her.
This is one of my softball players. Her nickname is TooTall. Because when she started playing for us, she was much taller then anybody else. Now she isn't but the name has stuck!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Blog Hopping.......

When did this become me? I mean over 40? Really?  But I am ok. Anyway......

This weekend is going to be very busy! No football game tonight. Well, there is a football game but the powers that be (and they are all enjoying cigars and fine food somewhere in LA and NOT making sure the underlings here in California have a budget! and money for our kids! But I digress....) have decided that the band doesn't need money for buses for us to go support our team! Whatever! It's a night off!
Saturday day is all about Mater and softball (Mater and softball it must be saturday!!!! Four games and a 15 month old! yea!!) And saturday night is battle of the bands! All nine area high schools competing against each other!! Should be fun!!!

Sunday I have proclaimed to be cleanning day! Honey told the children everyone MUST be home by 8am Sunday, but didn't tell them why! I feel kinda bad cause at first they thought we were going somewhere until they asked what they should wear (yes my children plan like that!!) and I said, work clothes!!
Charging up the camera batteries as we speak!!!! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My favorite.....

I thought today I would let you all in on some of my favorite tv shows! You might know some, some maybe not....
The first one up on top is Ghost Adventures. It's kind of Ghost Hunters gone manic. I love these guys. BTW, I also watch Ghost Hunters (hope they do the live Halloween show this year!) GA is on the travel channel.
Ok, really? Who didn't love the original? That theme music (yup, it's on my ipod - great running music!) Steve Garrett, Book 'em Danno...
Alex and Scott yummy!! I really like this remake.
Now, I usually watch this in reruns. But this cycle of ANTM has my coworker, Kacey on it. She is on of the chreographers of the Song Girls. And Wonka has a HUGE crush on her. It's kinda cute. She is so talented and beautiful. I have no idea how she does, can't wait to find out!!
Sons of Anarchy is not for the faint of heart. But some reason, I still love me some bad boys!!! And these guys are baaaad boys!!! And Stephen King had a cameo in this weeks episode. Awesome!
I watch both Buried Alive and just plain Hoarders. It makes me kinda uncomfortable because there but for the grace of god goes I! I'm not saving trash, but I hold onto more then I should. And trust me, being a knitter/crocheter/sewer...I have so much fabric and yarn and all bits and pieces that one must have.
After I watch these shows, I clean!!!!

Dual Survival on discovery. One is a military trained survivial guy and the other doesn't wear shoes - ever! Honey found this show in when she was Texas and now we are hooked! I so want to meet these two.
When Honey was not feeling well this past summer, we found this show, Cupcake Girls.  A marathon was on and we watched the whole thing.
Ok, so there you have it. Some of my favorites.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Tag-Along Blog Hop....

I am having serious Disqus issues!!! My comments are working just not Disqus! Of course!! Honey tells me it's user error (and it probably is true!) Anyway, I will get to EVERYONE who follows me and I will follow you back!! I love reading and finding new blogs!! I am so excited about today!!!

Tuesday Tag-Along

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog.
Here's how it works:

Follow Twee Poppets, the hostess blog listed in the first slot. Twee Poppets will follow you back! (Note: If you want Twee Poppets to follow you back, you MUST leave her a comment saying that you are a new follower and leave a link to your blog!)

Follow the Blog Hopper of the Week, listed in the second slot. Now here is the cool part this week!!!

Each week, one blog will be chosen randomly from all the links, and that lucky blog will be placed in the desirable second slot for the following week's MckLinky!
This week's lucky blog hopper is #106 - Knit One Max Too! Congratulations!

Yeah!! That's me!!!

If you can, please follow the blogs in the three slots before you (e.g., if you're number 20, follow numbers 19, 18, and 17). This is not mandatory, but it will help ensure that everyone who signs up gets a few new followers!

Follow as many other blogs as you want. The more you follow, the more that will follow you back! Be sure to tell them that you're following from Tuesday Tag-Along! You may also want to leave a link to your blog so they can return your follow more easily.

When you get a new follower through Tuesday Tag-Along, be sure to follow them back! It's just common courtesy. :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mater's weekend visit.....

We had a great weekend with Mater. Although, our children said he is no longer allowed to visit on payday weekend! Yea, the shot below is just one of his many (ok, maybe not many but quite a few) new trucks.
 Here is another new toy, a quad! He loves it! And when Nana pushes him, heaven!!!

 My favorite shot of the weekend!!

Nana and Mater!

We had so much fun with him. he is 15 months old now and he is a happy, easy baby. He sleeps all night and although he is a tad of a picky eater, we discovered if we let him feed himself, he eats just about anything put in front of him! I must admit, my baby is now almost 12 years old and I am little out of toddler practice. But I love being a grandma! Especially when twice this weekend I was mistaken for his mama and had to say nope I'm grandma!! Heehee! Honey keeps telling him he has me wrapped because I giggle at just about everything he does! But I had the BEST grandmas and I hope I can be half the grandma they were. I miss then so much. My grandma M (the italian grandma) passed when I was in high school and grandma O (the mexican grandma) passed two summers ago. I am the first grandchild on both sides so I was a bit spoiled. But even as a teenager, and an adult, I could run to grandmas house and everything would be better! I am discovering I'm a hard mama, but I'm a pushover as a grandma!! I mean really, how could I not be a pushover?

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Before and After....

Monica over at Piexal Perfect is hosting a bloghop.....

If you want to play along all you have to do is show us ONE SOOC (straight out of camera) shot and then the edited version. Link back to Pixel Perfect and link up your post!

I was trying out my EVO. I just wanted to see what it could do. I love, love, love my EVO!!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Our new kittens......
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Tag A Long!!!!!

I have no idea what is going on with my comment thing!!!! Blogger won't show my comment box and the plug-ins are about to drive me right over the edge!!! Sorry and please know I am trying to fix whatever is going on!! Any ideas on how to fix would greatly be appreciated!!!!

Baby and Peanut. I love these dogs!

Tuesday Tag-Along

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop, hosted by Twee Poppets Review and Giveaway! This is a great way to discover new blogs while increasing the number of followers for your own blog. Please feel free to grab the TTA button for your blogroll to help bring more bloggers to this blog hop!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday Night Lights.....

Friday Night Lights!! It was our season opener (even though it was our field we were the vistiing team!!) And we lost! But the band sounded and looked great!!!
My Drill Team ladies! Looking fabulous!!

 Honey's brother. We have a really great program that allows 8th graders to practice and perform with our band!! So, we get to see more of her parents and her brother!! Win win!! 

 Ms. Jeanell and I!!
 Oour band director, Mr. Hamberlin and Mrs. Knight. She is a huge supporter of our program and we adore her!!!
 Varsity Song Girls....
 JV Song Girls....
 Taking the field....

 Our band in one long shot! Not easy to do since we are just about 200 strong!!

 The JV Song Girls cheer from the stands...

 The Varsity and Drill Team are on the track with our cheerleaders...

 My Wonka.....

 The Staff....(we are a pretty good looking bunch!!)

 Janell and her fabulous boyfriend! He was there just to support her!!!

 Halftime!! I had to really zoom to get Wonka, so please excuse the blurriness of his photos!!!!

We had so much fun!! I love working with these kids!!!