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

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Sister from another Mister

Meet my BFF Nikki. I have only known Nikki for a little under 6 years but we have come to the conclusion that we must have been sisters in our past lifes. Twin sisters too! You know how twins will have that weird connection? You know, feel the other ones pain and such? Well that is how Nikki and I are! We will be talking and she will say "Oh I have a headache" and I will be like "Me too!" I really freaked her out the other day because my shoulder was KILLING me. And since we always seem to share each others ailments I sent her an IM and said "Does your neck hurt?" She comes back going "How did you know? I was just rubbing it!"

Let me tell you a bit about my friend Nikki. She works at Honeywell like me. That is where we met. Though she up and took a job at one of the HW in Phoenix! Shame on her!! She has two boys (one who can drive so I guess it is a good thing they are in PHX and not sharing the road with me up here in WA!!), lots of dogs and other pets, and is married to Steve who also works at HW. I cannot pinpoint the exact day we became friends or even really the first day I met her or what I thought of her. I couldn't even say if at the time we really had anything in common. But for some reason we were destined to become friends and as time goes on I understand why! She is my sister from another mister!!

She is someone that will understand when I don't want to talk about something, won't shun me when I say I need space, will give me advice even if it isn't the advice I want and is there for me whenver I need her.

Thank You Nikki for being such a wonderful friend!! I miss you!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Hmm I think this is going to be a tough post for me because I don't necessarily have the fondest memories of my dad - at least not from the most recent years. And well, those first few years are kind of fuzzy!

Now it isn't that my dad is a bad guy, I just don't think he knows how to relate to his own kids. Which sucks because we are pretty great people! But he is able to show more affection for his grandchildren - but then again...You know I think both of my grandpa's were the same way. I don't know if it is because they just don't know exactly what to do as parents and the pressure if off of them when it comes to grandkids.

So what do I remember about my dad - well I have this image in my head of him washing the Starcraft tent trailer and truck right before one of our many camping trips. I remember listening to Hank Williams "Hey Good Lookin' " on 8 track while the whole family sat in the cab of the truck (me on my mom's lap!) and made our way to whatever campground we were staying at that weekend.

I remember (vaguely!) my dad with a full head of black hair. Pictures help with that because it has BEEN eons since he had any other color hair besides gray!!

I have a memory of me holding my dads hand and taking him on some type of tour of our yard. I have no idea why but I think my brother and I had created some type of display/fortress and it was my job to show it and explain it to my dad. There was someone wearing his bathrobe in this image but it must have been me because dad wearing it outside of the house or at all (I don't recall him EVER using/wearing a robe) didn't seem likely.

It must be tough for daddy's to see their little girls grow up. Maybe that is what happened to me and my dad. I hope though that the same will not happen to Chad & Shelby. I want her to always have a special bond with her daddy no matter how old she gets!

Happy Father's Day!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Not much to report

Just created a new background so I thought I would post a quick update. So lets see, what is going on? Shelby has 1.5 days left of school. Then she will be a big 2nd grader! Oh where does the time go????? Where is my baby??

She is excited about summer. Most of the time she will be at Braithburn Academy - this is the same place she went to preschool and they do a summer camp. Everyweek there is a different theme and at least one field trip. We looked over the themes last night and she seemed excited. In July we will be taking a roadtrip through Montana and Wyoming and doing some camping. We will probably visit family in both Montana and Wyoming so that should be fun. In August Chad will be going to the Bonneville Salt Flats. Shelby & I are not going but I am taking the week off so we will do some day adventures. So far we will be swimming at the Cottage Lake Pool, going to the beach and going to the water park up in Snohomish. Hmm, I see a running theme here!!! Let's just hope we have great weather this summer!

I sure do miss being a kid though. I wouldn't mind having the summer off!!

We are going to go over to the lot this weekend. I hope it is just one of many trips this summer!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thank You for Being a Friend

If you are like me, when you see/hear/read those words that first thing that comes to mind is The Golden Girls theme song. Today another one of the Golden Girls - Rue McClanahan - passed away. I am sure everyone remembers her character, Blanche Deveraux from the phenomenal show. With her southern accent and stories of her sexual escapades how could you not love her?

I remember watching The Golden Girls when it first came on. I would watch it with my mom on Saturday nights and I just remember at the time thinking "Man, they are old!" Yet they were the age that my mom is now! Hmm, and I think I see some of each of them in my mom and her friends!

I don't think I have ever watched a show where I had trouble picking out my most favorite character. Most shows there is always some characters I like less than others, but I cannot pick a favorite when it comes to this show. From Dorothy saying "Shady Pines Ma! Shady Pines" to Sophia's "Picture it, Cicely 1912" or one of Rose's St Olaf stories, and of course the men of Blanche's Boudoir!! This show just had the best ensemble!

To this day I still watch the reruns whenever they are on, and have even recruited the next generation of Golden Girls with Shelby.

Some day I hope to have my own little group of "Golden Girls" Though I am not sure who I want to be yet!