after several days of not seeing Sophie, she surfaced today. Katie saw her squishing out under the pen gate, so went in looking for puppies. she has 6 black & white spotted ones in the doghouse. Katie has christened the first one Grunt because it sounds like a pig. they are good sized puppies. we don't have a lot of luck with puppies around here...

day 23

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Gone With The Wind


back to work....Kate's new MP whatever came today, Kevin hid it from her, there was some drama. good grief. not sure who the child is here sometimes....Morgan came over to see what chores she'll be doing Sunday. getting ready for our big weekend...packing some, labeled pom poms, found outfit & hair bow, tights, hairspray, hair stuff, glitter....packed camera charger, printed out all pertinant facebook messages, packed tickets, parking pass, schedule, swimwear in case of a hot tub or we're in the mood to swim...a book for Koren to read...details, details. Kevin asked if I'd took tomorrow off to get ready...sadly, no. that would've been the ticket! especially since she has plans to go to a dance in Cainsville with a group of friends Friday nite & I have been designated as the driver...sure she'll want to bounce right up & go Saturday morning!
need to get hold of KJ & see if he is coming home or wants picked up at college. and have to set a time to get Vivian. whew.


Happy Anniversary

28 years ago today, on a Wednesday, we married at Mercer United Methodist Church. On our 28th anniversary (yep, 28 years later, and a Wednesday) we are living in Mercer. we actually have been living here since 1995, but it just seemed worthy of note.
I took Katie to school early for prayer at the flagpole, I had forgotten, so she was fashionably late & missed the hot cocoa portion. Kevin & I hung out here a while, then went to Chillicothe to Lowe's, had lunch at Washington Street Food & Drink, then went shopping at Orshelins where he got a new coat & I got Muck boots!
we took a nap, now I'm making supper & waiting for The Middle to come on. It's the new season!

day 22

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
(my husband really wishes I was better at saying "No" as well....)

and now some Glee wisdom...

“A unicorn is someone who knows they're magical and isn’t afraid to show it.” - Brittany S. Pierce

more facebook wisdom...



day 21

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget
a childhood nightmare


work...laundry...cleaned turtle tank...did chores...ordered flea stuff on line...Koren called...Corey cancelled on us, now Vivian is our guest for the weekend...Katie has big plans for a dance at Cainsville Friday nite...cleaned out cooler...have found Chiefs tickets & hotel reservation...read the official can't bring this shit website for Arrowhead Stadium...mailed in loan papers to college...watched new episodes of Glee & Raising Hope. what a day!


day 20

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel


surely surely surely there is nothing else I can screw up for my son.....
Kevin asked him to go talk to financial aid to see why we owed so much $....
we forgot to check 'accept' the loans on catpaws....
now we have a message thanking us for accepting loans, and reminding us we had to reapply....omg!
so filled out, printed out, signed, sealed, & stamped.
what next?
(and how did we successfully get him into college as inept as I am?)


things I should do....

make the hot cocoa mix my mom used to make
make homemade laundry soap
clip coupons
plant a garden & can vegetables
clean woodwork
battle the cobwebs
clean the closets
do the Amish Friendship Bread starter
get rid of the credit cards & just use good ole fashioned cash...

just sayin'...

if we won the lottery...

they won the lottery twice on the Family Guy season premiere...
if we won the lottery....
I would pay off the girls braces....
pay off Koren's student loans...
pay off KJ's student loans...
get Koren thru grad school....
put away about $100,000 to get Katie thru college....
build our cabin in the woods...
let the girls just SHOP!
hell, if there was any left, then I'd go to college....

day 19

facebook photo challange day 19
a letter & a picture...
I select the letter "K" and a picture of my 3 favorite little "K"s....K.J., Katie, & Koren!

day 18

Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity


meandering thoughts...

Katie says this is her last year of dance...she wants to do pageants next year. have been googling Missouri pageants, lots in KC. entry fees not too bad, the dresses would be the $$$. I'm thinking that after trying pageants, we might try modeling. and when she goes to college....will probably be entering the dogs in dog shows where the owner runs around in a suit & heels beside the dogs when they do the obstacle course...

day 17

Day 17 a photo of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently....
Dance Moms


kevin took katie to Chiefs practice while I was at work...2 of the cheerleaders were there. he also went to Walmart & bought tons of stuff for her impending model of the solar system! I truly appreciate him!

more girls night out....



bubba came home! he had josh, dakotah, & corey over. katie had kayla & breanna, mercer pizza plus for supper, then took the girls to the late nite movie at trenton. the paper said Glee3D! we were excited! then they decided NO! Shark Night3D! we get to trenton, did a quick photo shoot @ hyvee, get to the theater....NEITHER OF THESE MOVIES! so they chose ABDUCTION! and they seemed to have fun! got home midniteish....they selected a stack of scary movies to watch...I went to bed!
today I have to work. katie has chiefs practice with actual KC Chief Cheerleaders.


day 16

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you

autumn.....my favorite time of year!

"Through the crisp, swirling launch of our recall
Memories smile at yesterday's replay
September guides us gently into Fall
When woods begin to hear chill winter's call."
- M. Jo Taylor, Autumn Poems


Dear Wife, I’m writing you this letter to tell you that I’m leaving you forever. I’ve been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it. These last 2 weeks have been hell. ... Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw. Last week, you came home & didn’t even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your favorite meal & even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You don’t tell me you love me anymore; you don’t want sex or anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either you’re cheating on me or you don’t love me anymore; whatever the case, I’m gone. Your EX-Husband P.S. don’t try to find me. Your SISTER & I are moving away to West Virginia together! Have a great life! —— Dear Ex-Husband Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. It’s true you & I have been married for 7 years, although a good man is a far cry from what you’ve been. I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining & griping Too bad that doesn’t work. I DID notice when you got a hair cut last week, but the 1st thing that came to mind was ‘You look just like a girl!’ Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you can’t say something nice, I didn’t comment. And when you cooked my favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused with MY SISTER, because I stopped eating pork 7 years ago. About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, & I prayed it was a coincidence that my sister had just borrowed $50 from me that morning. After all of this, I still loved you & felt we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for 10 million dollars, I quit my job & bought us 2 tickets to Jamaica But when I got home you were gone.. Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted. My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you won’t get a dime from me. So take care. Signed, Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell & Free! P.S. I don’t know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl. I hope that’s not a problem

the last meal

Texas inmates no longer get to chose their last meal....

previous final meal requests....

two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover's pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts.

two fried chickens, French fries and a five-gallon bucket of peaches.

two pounds of bacon, a large four-meat pizza, four fried chicken breasts, two drinks each of Mountain Dew, Pepsi, root beer and sweet tea, two pints of ice cream, five chicken fried steaks, two hamburgers with bacon, fries and a dozen garlic bread sticks with marinara on the side.



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Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
walk barefoot on the beach

more facebook wisdom

Please copy and paste this as your status if you know someone, or have heard of someone who knows someone that may know someone who knows anyone.

another facebook gem...

A mother passing by her daughter's bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then she saw an envelope propped up prominently on the center of the bed. It was addressed, "Mom." With the worst premonition, she opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands: Dear Mom: It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope with my new boyfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Dad and you. I've been finding real passion with Ahmed and he is so nice-even with all his piercings, tattoos, beard, and his motorcycle clothes. But it's not only the passion Mom, I'm pregnant and Ahmed said that we will be very happy. He already owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. He wants to have many more children with me and that's now one of my dreams too. Ahmed taught me that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone and we'll be growing it for us and trading it with his friends for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Ahmed can get better; he sure deserves it!! Don't worry Mom, I'm 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I'm sure we'll be back to visit so you can get to know your grand children. Your daughter, Judith... PS: Mom, none of the above is true. I'm over at the neighbor's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my report card that's in my desk center drawer. I love you! Call when it is safe for me to come home....

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