Random stuff bout Me, Chad, Shelby or anything else I feel like talking about

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I have an entrepreneur on my hands

So I thought you might all enjoy these pic's and story about my little business woman. The other day Shelby brought down some of our nail polishes and set up a little nail salon - conveniently called "Shelby's Nail Salon". She created signs for several areas - the front door, the front bay window, the small window by the door, going up the stairs, in the hallway, and I am sure I am forgetting some other spots.

Then I came downstairs today and saw that she had also added a laptop and a phone. She is all set to start her business!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

To Talk or Not to Talk, That is the Question

So I went to get my haircut today. And that brings me to my question. What is the proper etiquette when it comes talking while you are getting your haircut?

As you know, I am a reserved person to begin with. I am not good with idle chit-chat with strangers. I am not comfortable with awkward silences. Am I suppose to make conversation? Do I wait for them to make conversation? What do I do??!! Do I ask them questions? Mention the weather?? What!?!? I hate going to get my hair done, or nails or anything where I am sitting there for period of time and might have to talk!! At least when you go to the dentist you have an excuse not to say anything, what with all of those tools in your mouth!

But the amazing part? I walked right in and got seated! On a Saturday no less! And my haircut was only $7.99! I was expecting it to be $18!! What a nice surprise!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Random ramblings by a tired mama

Yes, you got two posts in one day! And this one is going to be SO exciting!! So hold on to your seats! Here we go!!

So lately I have gotten hooked on forensic type shows. Not the fictitious ones, but the real ones like Forensic Files and Snapped. There are even a few others I will turn on if neither of the two I mentioned on are. I don't know why but I love these shows!! Chad gets a bit paranoid. He doesn't like me watching Snapped. If you have never watched this show it is basically about women that have "snapped" and killed their husband/boyfriend/lover etc.

Well Chad need not worry that I may "snap" cuz I have come to realize something from these shows. No matter how well you think you covered your tracks or how sneaky you may have been THEY will always figure it out through forensic science and find out you did it! And I don't look good in jailhouse orange so I will not be "snapping" anytime soon.

Now I am trying to remember what other ramblings I was going to write about. Hmm......

So...Chad & Shelby's pic is going to be in the paper next week! My mommy works for The Woodinville Weekly/The Valley View and I sent her pic's from the flood. The one I took of Shelby and Chad walking on Woodinville Duvall will be in the paper! Hee, hee!!!

I think I was going to mention something about my goals/new years resolutions but now I can't remember exactly what I was going to say about them. I should probably go back and read those. I don't think I am doing very good :( I know I am lacking with the exercising, I haven't done much scrapbooking...I can't even remember the rest! Oh, a better attitude with Shelby. Well that got thrown out the window the minute Chad got on the plane for Phoenix! I am a mean mommy and Shelby just wants daddy! Though tonight I did ask if she could dish up dinner for us and she did! She got out paper plates and put our chicken and jo-jo's on the plate and...she even put ketchup on the plates too! Which makes me realize that she took the ketchup out AND put it away cuz I am pretty sure I never saw it on the kitchen counter. But then again the way my memory has been today......

I am going to try REALLY hard on my goals for this year. I really want it to be a good and successful year.

Well it's late and Forensic Files is on!! 'Night!

4 things

My friend Emily sent me this and listed me as someone she thought would respond, so I have to do it!

4 Things About Me............

Four names that people call you: (keep it clean, LOL) 1. Steph 2. Stephanie 3. Hon
4. Mommy

Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. Bookkeeper 2. Senior Acct Clerk 3. Sales Coordinator 4. Customer Service Rep

Four movies I've watched more than once:1. Dirty Dancing 2. Grease 1 & 2! 3. The Wedding Singer 4. 27 Dresses

Four places I have lived:1. Woodinville 2. Kenmore 3. Lake Stevens (Well an Everett address but it was really Lake Stevens!) 4. Duvall

Four places I have been:1. Hawaii 2. Cally 3. Vegas 4. Utah

Four People who e-mail me (regularly):1. Jen 2. Yvonne B. 3. Carrie 4. Nikki

Four of my favorite Foods:1. Chocolate 2. Mexican 3. Italian 4. Chocolate

Four Places I'd rather be right now:1. Bed 2. W/Chad 3. Hawaii 4. Anywhere warm and sunny!

Four friends I think will respond:1. Jen 2. Monique 3. Nikki 4. Carrie???

Four Things I am looking forward to this year in 2009! 1. Less stress 2. Winning the lottery (I had to keep Emily's response since I too wish to win the lottery! 3. Spending more time with friends 4. A vacation? Maybe? Please??

Four TV shows that I watch:1. CHUCK! 2. Grey's 3. Desperate Housewives 4. The Bachelor

RETURN DIRECTIONS: Now, here's what you're supposed to do...if you want to...Cut and Paste this into a new email/blog. Delete my answers and type in your answers. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those who know you.Remember to send it back

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm a Castaway

I am stuck on Duvall Island. We are surrounded by Lake Duvall! And I am sick of it! First it was 3 weeks of snow, then a bit of wind and now floods! Shelby's school was let out early yesterday so we just decided to work from home. Today school was closed as were all roads out of Duvall so we worked from home...again. Well school has already been closed tomorrow and I doubt any roads will be open out of town until at least later in the day.

I wouldn't mind being at home if it wasn't for the fact that I was home for almost 3 weeks in December. Our heating bill has gone up because we are home during the day AND I hate sitting here and looking around at all the stuff that needs to get done! Clothes, dishes....At least when I am at work it is out of sight, out of mind! The good thing? Well we will be saving on gas this week!

So here are a few pictures of Woodinville Duvall and our own personal lake. I always wanted lake front property, I just didn't realize it would happen under these circumstances.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Grab It & Do it!

Grab it & Do it!

RULES: There are 100 statements and you bold the ones you have done. Grab it and play for yourself!!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept in an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten cavier.
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!!

Man, hard to believe we have started a new year. Where does the time go???

We went to a friends house last night for New Years Eve. That was A LOT of fun. Great food, great friends. Kids were there as well and all the kids had a great time running and around and dancing. We left at 11 and watched New Years at the Space Needle from the comforts of our own bed. Shelby didn't quite make it. She fell asleep at 11:45!! Oh so close!!!

So I have BIG plans for 2009. Maybe I should not put so much on my plate. But..here are my goals (not resolutions mind you!) for 2009:

* Be more patient w/my daughter (and hubby too!) Put my Parenting w/Love & Logic tactics to work
* To exercise more - I need to bring my cholesterol down AND lose a few extra pounds. According to my Wii that is 22!!
* To complete a certain number of scrapbook pages. Not sure what my goal is yet but I will come up with one!

That is all I can come up with for now! I am a bit closer to starting my scrapbook goal! I repainted the room yesterday and today I plan to put it all back together and reorganize it. Then I can start scrapping away!!

Anyway, I guess this post is kind of dull (hmm, not a good way to start off the new year). I hope everyone had a safe New Years and here is to a great 2009!!!!!

Happy New Year!!