Monday, January 30, 2006

Remember the Good Times 

"Remember the good times, they're smaller in number and easier to recall.
Don't spend too much time on the bad times.
They're staggering in number and will be heavy as lead on your mind."

Willie Nelson knew what he was talking about.

Happy Birthday, Dad. I miss you.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

As long as she needs meme 

HG tagged me. Actually, I asked to be tagged. I always get tagged at the end of meme rounds so I never have anyone to tag.
Anyway, here's my meme.

Four jobs I've had in my life:

1. Copier Service Technician
2. Customer Care Representative
3. Accounts Payable & Receivable clerk
4. Ice cream store clerk

Four movies I can watch over and over:

1. Mister Roberts
2. Rear Window
3. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
4. Notting Hill

Four places I have lived:

1. Dallas, TX
2. Houston, TX
3. Miami, FL
4. Shreveport, LA

Four tv shows I love to watch:

1. Lost
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. West Wing
4. Battlestar Galactica

Four places I have been on vacation:

1. Breckenridge, CO
2. Destin, FL
3. San Francisco, CA
4. The Bahamas, St Maarten & St Thomas on a cruise

Four of my favorite dishes:

1. crab rangoons/wontons
2. Cheesecake Factory's Jamaican Black Pepper Shrimp
3. My friend Heidi's spaghetti sauce
4. Chili, specifically my family's chili recipe

Four websites I visit daily:

1. Delphi
2. Gmail
3. Rude Cactus
4. Google

Four places I would rather be right now:

1. On vacation
2. With friends
3. London
4. Having dinner out with the Aggie

Four bloggers I'm tagging:

1. Chris
2. Beth
3. Lauren (I'll help you with linking.)
4. Chem Mom Because my name is not Kelliloo.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Stupid home ownership 

Sometimes I really miss my apartment dwelling days. No, I don't miss loud neighbors or not having my car parked in a garage. I miss being able to call maintenance when I had a problem. Toilet not working? Call the office. A/C on the fritz? Call the office. You get the picture.

Then, there's home ownership. You buy a home. You get to paint the walls, knock out walls, plant pretty flowers, do what you want to the house. Everything's fine and fun until someone gets their eye poked out. Wait, that's running with a stick. Until an appliance breaks down. Yeah, that's it.

The summer I was pregnant with the Girl, the A/C went out while we were still under our home warranty. Summer. In Dallas, TX. Pregnant woman. A/C out. For five days. The only good thing was that it was under the warranty so we weren't paying for the $350 board that went out.

Two summers ago, the breaker that the A/C is on kept popping. We ended up having it replaced plus had the compressor replaced.

We need new siding on the small part of the house that isn't brick. We need windows to replace the 29 year old original windows. It's always something.

This time the something was the water heater. I pulled into the garage last week after picking up the Girl from school and noticed water coming from the hot water heater closet. All I have to say is thank goodness it's in the garage and not the house! I guess I should be grateful it lasted 10 years. But not only did we have to get a new water heater, the piping for the temp/pressure relief valve had to be brought up to code. Yay! More money for us to spend!

Knock on wood this is our house problem for the year.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

De-lurking week 

Only a day late, but hey, it's a week so I can start when I want. And, I need some comments.

So, thanks to Sheryl for the week and graphic!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Shut my mouth 

I've really got to watch what I say when I'm driving and the Girl's in the car. I did overcome the usage of profane language (that sounds nicer than cussing, doesn't it?) when she was little. She heard me say shit one time and kept saying oh shit, oh shit. After that I started concentrating on what I was saying in the car.

So, you'd think I'd be fine now that my language is nicer, right? Not at all! The Girl still picks up on phrases I use in the car. I realized this today when I was taking her to school. We were about to turn into the parking lot and another mom made a really wide, fast turn out and came rather close to us. From the back seat I hear: She was not watching!

Maybe I could put headphones on her when I'm driving.

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