Friday, April 29, 2011

Woo Hoo

I've reached 50+ followers!  Time for the promised Giveaway.  I am giving away to one person a $20.00 gift card to your choice of:





Mandatory to enter is follow my blog.

Blog about the giveaway and send me a link = +2
Not too difficult.

Please include your email address in your comments. 
Giveaway ends 5/6/11!

Thanks for following!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I am so thrilled to be given this award. A big thank you to Aimee @ Girl Talk who picked me as one of the lucky ones. Please check out her awesome blog. She writes about her interests, her cutie pie son, participates in blog hops, has giveaways and reviews.
The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:Thank the person who gave you the award by linking back to them in your post.
Tell us seven things about yourself.
Award fifteen recently discovered new bloggers.

The 7 things about me:

~I spent 5 formative years during my childhood on islands in the South Pacific, therefore, I am a beach baby and an ocean snob!  
~Being a beach baby is not fun when you are redheaded and have fair skin.
~I'm a cat person, even though I can't have cats anymore due to my oldest granddaughter's (Carter's) allergies.
~Now I'm a dog person.  Never thought I'd want an indoor dog, but I have a furbaby Shih Tzu and I can't imagine not having him.
~I'm 'Ma' to 8 grands, 4 girls and 4 boys.  The oldest 10 1/2, youngest 1 1/2 months.
~I'm addicted to Coach purses. Even though my daughter borrows (steals)  them. :)
~I'm adopted and have met my birth family, interesting story.  Thanks Mom & Dad for adopting me and giving me opportunities I would not have had otherwise.

I would like to give this award to the following awesome blogs in no particular order:

 A Life Full of Blue
A Taste of T 
God's Perfect Promises 
It's About Time Mamaw 
Frazzled Mama 
Life Below Zero 
They All Call Me Mom 
Sunray Gardening 
Mommy Katie 
Little Miss Holls 
The Dalai Mama 
My life with rats and more 
Our Crazy Bunch 
My Creative Way 
Mommy to a lil lady[bug] 

Congratulations! Please check out all these amazing blogs and have fun!

Welcome to the April 28th edition of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want.
Write about it on your blog... simple as that.
Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!
Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post.
Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs.
Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks responses!
That's what all this is about after all, isn't it?
We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

The TT questions are brought to you by Berleen, the color of easter eggs not found yet and the number zero

1. Did you have a sugar overdose this past weekend?
Yes, way too many Cadbury's eggs the hard shell kind, and desserts at the Easter BBQ.  Oh, the strawberry pie, oh, the coconut pie, oh, the chocolate pie, oh, the banana pudding.  BBQ?  There is BBQ?

2. What was the last thing you bought off of Ebay?
A pair of Skecher's Shape Up's, barely used, and yes, they were used not that I could tell it, and at $50 compared to full price.  Don't skoff! :)

3. Springtime means bare feet. At least around here. Think about the last long walk you took, on purpose or not, how far did you walk?  Not sure how far we walked, but the last long walk we took was in February on our cruise, on the ship, at port, walk, walk, walk.

4. You pull into someone's driveway. Four large German Shepards come to your car. They are barking, but not in a "I'm going to tear your jugular out" kind of way. What do you do? Why am I in this person's driveway.  I know of no one personally that has German Shepards, so I would leave since I am obviously lost.

5. What do you own the most of?
Clothes, shoes, and purses.

6. Did you hear there is a Royal Wedding this week? What is the most obnoxious wedding you have attended? And we wanna know why it was so obnoxious. The word "obnoxious" is defined any way you want it to be... expensive, ugly dresses, stupid guests... whatever.
Why yes, something about Prince William and a Kate somebody or other.....
Last obnoxious wedding I attended was about 3 years ago, and it was obnoxious because the bride turned out to be a BIG B, and has hurt the groom badly.  They are now divorced, BTW.

7. Which one of the dwarfs that Snow White hung around with is your favorite? Which one do you think you are most like? Sleepy, for both answers, because I can just about sleep anytime, any where.

8. If I were to hand you an orange, how would you get the peel off?
With my fingers?

9. Sometimes a person just doesn't think of these things - do you think Adam & Eve had a belly button?
Ohhhh, good one, since God created them, there was no need for umbilical No, I think they did not have belly buttons.

10. Those little kittens lost their mittens. Why do kittens have mittens anyway?  The keep their feetsies warm in the winter.

Have a great day. Or not. See you next Thursday.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

How I feel today!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Louisiana Trip

Warning: Picture overload
So this weekend we went to Louisiana,
on the way stopped and ate supper here:
TJ Ribs in Baton Rouge
My favorite restaurant in Louisiana!

Visited with the family and had coffee on the deck:

Watched the nieces and nephew play

Went to Aunt Pete and Uncle Walter's for the annual Easter BBQ, and this is where they do the drawings for the quilts made by the Aunts.  (All of them do the quilting except the one in the blue shirt)
Here are all the quilts they had this year.  They took pity on all of us that had not won in the past, so it was guaranteed  you would get one, the drawing was for who chose first.

Here are some more pictures from our visit:

We paid tribute to Kenneth's Dad
And headed home on Monday.  We have always wanted to stop and try these seafood restaurants that are on Mobile Bay off of Hwy 90, running parallel to I-10 East.  Monday we were able to stop at this restaurant, and we definitely recommend it to anyone traveling I-10.
Felix's Fish Camp
That's all for now. My week is just starting tomorrow, working 3 days, 12 hours shifts in a row.
Have a lovely week blog friends...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Blog Hopping

The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom

Just Married with Coupons

Giveaway Coming....

OK, so my daughter @ Our Crazy Bunch suggested that I do a giveaway once I reach 50 followers.  
I have decided to do a $20.00 gift card to your choice of:




So pass me around.  If you follow me and leave me a comment telling me you are a new follower, I'll follow you back!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Easter.

Have fun hunting Easter eggs, enjoy the visit from the Easter Bunny, but please remember the true meaning of Easter:

John 3:16
John 20
(Christ rising from the dead, as witnessed by John)

Friday, April 22, 2011

TJ Rib's, oops I mean, Louisiana here we come!

Packing right now, getting ready to head to Louisiana to see the husbands family for Easter. By the time this posts we will have several miles behind us.   I'm excited as it's been about a year since I've seen some of them, longer for others.  I love going there.  All the major holidays are covered by his Aunts on his Dad's side. Everyone of them is like a family reunion.  Easter is at Aunt Pete's, Thanksgiving at Aunt Sis's, and Christmas at Aunt Fran's.  At Easter every year the Aunts have made quilts that there is a drawing for.  For the last 5 years, they have threatened to stop making quilts.  You have to be present to get your name in the pot.  Also, there will be a massive Easter Egg hunt for the children.  Lots of fun. 
Hopefully we will be stopping here around 5 or 6 tonight (Friday night) in Baton Rouge at one of my favorite restaurants ever! 
TJ Rib's

The restaurant we stop in has tons of LSU memorabilia, and the atmosphere is great!
I know I live in GA and should be a UGA fan, and I am, but LSU is my favorite team.
Anyway, hope everyone has a great Friday!  See yall when I get back.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

OK, here is another meme, just to get myself in the habit of posting more.  I found this here: Thursday Thunks

Thursday Thunks is list form


Welcome to the April 21st edition of Thursday Thunks!
(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)
Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!
We pick a subject, and your job is to interpret it anyway you want.
Write about it on your blog... simple as that.
Maybe you can interpret it as a picture - we don't care!
Please only leave a link if you have written a Thursday Thunks post.
Don't forget to go visit the other participants' blogs.
Read and comment about all their Thursday Thunks responses!
That's what all this is about after all, isn't it?
We'll have so much fun and become lifelong friends....

The TT questions are brought to you by Berleen, the color of green grass and the number 576

*We will now be publishing updates for Thursday Thunks on Facebook via the InsanityCafe fanpage. Please "like" us there to get your TT reminder!

This week is an easy one.... or possibly not so easy.

1. Describe yourself, in sentences, using the main word of the sentence with the letters in the word: VANITY
V: I make men stop and say "VaVaVoom" when they pass me on the street! 
(OK, only in my dreams, but seriously....V?)
A:  I am becoming more "Adventurous" as I age, which is weird, because in my 20's and 30's I so wasn't.  Maybe it is a middle age crisis I'm going thru.
N:  "Nerdy" I am as in , book wormy nerdy, not computer or video game nerdy.
I:  My friends will tell you I am "Insane", but a little more nicely as in the song "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley. (I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind.  There was something so pleasant about that place....)
T:  I love to "Travel".  Nothing funny here, just fact.
Y:  "Yada, yada, yada" is what I hear because a certain co-worker drives me (and a lot of others) nuts.
ok, no more sentences from now on.

2. List things you own using the letters in the word: POSSESSION
Pot to piss in
Incredibles, the movie, duh...

3. List food items that you absolutely will not eat using the letters in the word: DISGUSTING
Deviled Crab
Indian Corn
Soup, specifically any cold soup
Ugly Fruit
Strawberry Poptarts
Noodles that are soggy
Game meats, certain ones like Bear.

4. List things you do online using the letters in the word: USB CABLE
Uniforms, as in order them

Comment on other blogs
Ask questions
Exercise my fingers.  haha

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What's on Your Mind Wednesday

~Work, specifically how blessed I am to be able to work close to home and have patients that I can get to know as people, not just as a patient.
~My husband who is participating in a regional truck rodeo for the first time.  He placed 2nd in his company distribution center's truck rodeo.  (18 wheeler trucks)  This is the first time that he has placed this high! 
~Going to Louisiana for Easter.
~My children and grandchildren.  Missing them terribly.
~Old friends, (as in known a long time).  Makes me nostalgic.
~One of my good friends that is going through a trying time right now.

~Youth and why it is so fleeting....although I do subscribe to 'you are only as old as you feel'.  Most of the time I feel way younger than I act.  I'm reverting back to celebrating my 39th birthday every year this year, and only because I can't pull off 29 anymore. :)
~How much fun we had at work this past weekend. It is great to work with people that, even though they play on my biggest neurosis (balloons), you laugh so hard you snort.  AND I was not the only snorter either.
~Why it is that even though I don't own any cats there is occasionally a very serious, and loud catfight on my front porch.  Is my house the boxing ring for the neighborhood cats?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday Stealing

 I found this first here: My Life With Rats and More, then followed her link to here: Sunday Stealing.  Thought it looked interesting and since I do not blog nearly enough, thought I would blog it!

Sunday Stealing: The 65 Questions Meme
Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Tell us who the last person that you took a shower with is.

2. Tell us about your favorite tee-shirt. Extra points if you show a pic. (We know. What can you do with freakin' extra points?)
LSU Tigers T shirt, because it has a retro design and is super, super soft.

3. Has anyone ever hit on you even though they knew you were taken?

4. Do you plan what to wear the next day?
Not to the point of actually laying the clothes out.

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Why?
Sleepy, because I've been up 19 hours now.

6. What's the closest thing to you that's black?

7. Tell me about an interesting dream you remember having.
One of the most vivid I remember having is the one where our hospital in house doc was stabbed to death, that was several years ago.

8. Did you or might you meet anybody new today?
I did not meet anyone new today.

9. If you could be doing anything right now (or perhaps after you finish this ridiculous meme) what would it be?

10. Can you think of a meme question that's never been asked?

11. What comes to mind when I say China?

12. Are you overly emotional?
At the risk of buying into a stereotype, yes, I'm a female.

13. If you could listen to just one rock album (CD, vinyl or mp3) which one would you pick?
Eagles Greatest Hits.

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?

15. Do you like your car?

16. Do you like yourself?

17. Would you go out to eat with Charlie Sheen?
No, I probably would have until this last craziness. 

18. What was the last song that you listened to?
Forget You by CeeLo Green (X rated version)

19. Are (or were) your parents strict?

20. Have you ever wondered what attending a wild orgy (if only to watch or...) would be like?

21. I say cottage cheese. You say:

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?

23. What was the last movie that you watched at home?
Pure Country

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
Yes, a picture frame.

25. What countries have you visited?
Japan, Germany, Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands.

26. Have you ever made a phone call while you were drunk that you've regretted? If yes, do tell.

27. Where were you going the last time that you were on a train?
Lets see if a commuter train counts, DC.

28. Bacon or sausage?
Smoked sausage links.

29. How long have you had a cell-phone?
Since 1994.

30. What other memes do you do regularly?
First one.

31. Who is the craziest meme host?
IDK, first time doing this.

32. Who invented chop sticks?
Someone from China?

33. Who are you going to be with tonight?
Me, myself and I.

34. Are you too forgiving?
Forgiving, yes.  Forgetting, no.

35. When was the last time that you were in love?
Currently in that state.

36. Tell us about your best friend.
She is amazing, and one of the few people that can tell me when I'm being a jerk and I don't get mad about it, or my feelings hurt.

37. What was the stupidest thing you learned in high school?
IDK, been so long ago.

38. What was the last thing that you cried about?
My Dad's death.

39. What was the last question you asked?
LOL, leaving that one alone.

40. Favorite thing to do this time of the year?
Being outside.

41. If you had to get a (or another) tattoo, what would it be?
Live, Love, Laugh in Konji.

42. How would your best friend describe you?

43. Have you ever seen all three Twilight films?
Yes, love them.

44. Ever walked into a glass door?
Yes, who hasn't?

45. Favorite color on that person that you are attracted to?

46. Have you ever slapped someone?

47. What hair style (for you) would you like to see return?
Spiral curls.

48. What was the last CD you bought?
A country CD for my husband.

49. Do looks matter to you?
Not as much as personality.

50. Could you ever forgive a liar?
Forgive, yes, forget, no.

51. What's the hardest bill to pay every month?
All of them!  I'd like to keep my money.

52. Do you like your life right now?

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?

54. Can you handle the truth?
Yes, not always very well.

55. Do you have good vision?

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
Hating takes too much energy, dislike more than 3 yeah.

57. How often do you talk on the phone?
Everyday to my husband and daughter.

58. What celeb would you like to come home to?
None of them.

59. What are you wearing?
Capris and a t-shirt.

60. What is your favorite wild animal?

61. Where was your facebook picture taken?
At my house.

62. Can you waltz?

63. Do you have a job?
Yes, as a RN.

64. What was the most recent thing you stole?
This meme.

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?
Yes, but it's been a while!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Blog Hop's here

So it's Saturday night and I'm a little late for posting a Friday blog hop, but I am anyway!
 So here are a couple that I've joined today:


I'll try to do this more on my days off.  About to fall asleep at the computer now!

A-B-C's of Becky

So, I got this idea from Ashley Blue over at A Life Full of Blue
I thought it an interesting way to pass the time today.
A: Are you a PC or a Mac:
We are a PC family.
B: Best current show on TV:
Hawaii Five-0 is my current fav
C: Chore you hate:
Cleaning the bathroom
D: Dogs or cats:
Always been a cat person, but since Carter is allergic, no more cats. :(
Now we are dog people, have had our Shih Tzu, Kujo since before our Kitchie Kat died.
E: Essential start of the day item:
Coffee, strong, preferably with Sweet Irish Cream creamer.
F: Favorite color:
G: Gold or Silver:
Gold, but I wear both. 
H: Height:
I: Instruments you play?
J: Job:
Registered Nurse
K: Kids:
 Kristen,  Michael, Chris and my 'other' daughter Ashley Blue
Mackenzie, Madison, Anika, Nealon, Maiyah, Masa, Elliot & Shin
L: Living Arrangements: 
M: Moms name:
N: Nickname:
Becky, short for Rebecca
O: Overnight hospital stay:
Only overnight as an adult have been after childbirth and prior to my tubal in the 80's.
P: Pet Peeve:
Diagnosing children with ADHD and medicating them so that teachers and parents do not have to deal with their behavior.  (This does not apply to all teachers or parents)  This is an overused diagnosis.
Q: Quote from a movie:
I'm not doing movie quotes, but my fav two quotes for this:
"I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
Marilyn Monroe
"When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better."
Mae West
R: Righty or lefty:
S: Siblings:
T: Tv shows:
 True Blood, House Hunters International, NCIS, Hawaii Five-0, CSI, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol
U: Underwear:
V: Veggie you dislike:
Boiled okra, bell peppers
W: Ways/reasons you are late:
Ignoring the alarm.
X: ??
I can not think of an idea/survey type question that begins with the letter X. But if you know of one or think of one, please let me know!
Y: Yummy food you make:
Curry Chicken, Homemade Lasagna, there are lots of things I make because I like to experiment.
Z: Zoo animals you like:
 Tigers, penguins

Friday, April 15, 2011

Blog Hops

Welcome to my blog. 
Have a look around and let me know if you follow me. 
I will follow you back!


TGIF Blog Hop

Crazy About My Baybah