Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Are you superstitous?

Maybe just a little stitious! (For any Office fans out there)

Of all nights for a black cat to cross our path. It had to be on Halloween! Well, it was mostly black, the front legs and under it's chin was white.
I was bringing my daughter to church for her religious ed class so we should be OK right? LOL

Happy Halloween!!

From my vampire witch and my pirate!

Monday, October 29, 2007

I've been tagged!

My friend Amy over at tagged me, so here goes:

Four Jobs I've had
1. Retail (you name it, I've probably done it except for manager)
2. Bank teller
3. Accounting Clerk
4. Pharmacy Technician

Four Films I could watch over and over
1. Dirty Dancing
2. Finding Nemo
3. A Christmas Story (you'll shoot your eye out!)
4. Hard To Hold

Four TV Shows I watch
1. Friday Night Lights
2. The Office
3. Survivor
4. Lost

Four Places I've Lived
1. Ware, MA
2. North Carolina (not sure of the city)
3. West Allis, WI
4. Oconomowoc, WI

Four Favorite Foods
1. Pizza
2. Chocolate anything
3. black olives
4. potato chips

Four Websites/blogs I visit everyday

Fave Colors
1. Purple
2. Purple
3. Purple
4. Black

Places I would rather be
1. sleeping
2. at a Rick Springfield concert
3. dinner with hubby
4. permanent vacation

Names I love but would/could not use for my children
really can't think of any

Don't know too many other bloggers, so if you are reading this consider yourself tagged. Comment me if you do it so I can read yours :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wax on, wax off

So we watched the Karate Kid over the weekend with the kids. They love to "play karate" with their dad and anytime he'd say some of the lines from the movie they'd look at him weird. So I said that he needed to show them what he was talking about.

Well, I guess the movie didn't really translate well to their generation because although they watched the whole thing, they were sitting there looking bored out of their skulls! Plus there was a lot more swearing than I remember but I think they were a lot more lenient with the ratings back then.

I still don't think the younger one got the point of how he was being taught. She just kept saying "he's not learning karate, he's just doing a bunch of chores". So of course my husband tried to tell her that that's why we have her do chores.......she is learning karate. She didn't buy that!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Casino Night

Well, I was right. No tales of winning big money on Saturday night. But it was still a fun night. Got to spend some time with a couple friends. We went to The Outback for dinner. We were having fun with all the Aussie named menu items and practising our Aussie accents. Trust me me, we weren't very good! Even got to eat dinner outside. It was a beautiful night and they opened a few of the outdoor tables.

Our money didn't last too long at the casino. Imagine that! I did think for a bit that luck was going to be on my side. We were just wandering around looking for the right slot and I spotted one called "Snapshot" with a big camera on it. Of course I couldn't pass that one up. I doubled what I put in plus a few bucks on the third spin. WooHoo! Spun a few more times and cashed out to move on. Of course I wasn't quite so lucky at any of the other machines I tried.

So after only about a half hour we had hit our limits already! Luckily there was a free comedy show going on in the Northern Lights Theater so we plopped ourselves down in there for a little over an hour.

Oh well, not any richer than before I went, but we always still have fun :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Happy Saturday

Just checking in because it's been a few days.

Happy Sweetest Day!! If you know what that is. I don't think all areas celebrate it, do they? I know I had no clue what it was before I moved to Wisconsin. Just another version of Valentines day, I guess. Too bad my hubby is working the entire freaking day!

My kids are busy creating masterpieces with their perler beads. If you have kids and don't know what they are go check out the website. They're very cool and they keep them occupied for hours. Only downside is I think I have ironed more in the past couple days than my entire life! They decided they are going to make stuff for everyone for Christmas.

I'm heading out to dinner with some friends from work and then hitting the casino. Hopefully I'll have some tales of winning to share tomorrow! But probably not. lol

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

But, mom!!

Decisions, decisions.

Let's see, do I make my daughter go to her religious education class tomorrow night where they are doing a service project and collecting food for the local food pantry. She is required to put in at least 5 hours of community service this year and this will count for 1.5 of those.


Do I let her go with her friends to the mall to see (gasp!) Ashley Tisdale!!?

Hmm? What's a mom to do? lol I think you know my decision. She was not too happy with me. Hey, I'd normally be Ok with that kind of thing. Though, I'm guessing it will be a zoo there. But, why oh why do they have to schedule these things on a school night??

Monday, October 15, 2007

Down on the pumpkin farm

My daughter took this one. Not too bad after she took some crappy ones and got a little instruction from mom :)

Choosing the right one...

Look at the gourds on her! LOL

Interesting spot for an atm machine, notice the boot on the left tire so you can't just pull the entire trailer away.

Calgon, Take me Away!!

I'm going crazy! I'm sitting here trying to organize all our recent medical bills. Yuck. They just keep coming. Just when you think you have them all you get another for some other doctor in some lab who read one test result and wants his share too!

Let's see, we went to the pumpkin farm this weekend. I'll share pics of that shortly in another post. I just needed to get away from the bills for a second.

Hubby has had a couple Netflix movies waiting to be watched for the past week or two. He's been working tons of hours and hasn't been able to get to them. We finally sat and watched Troy last night. Long movie, pretty good but a little too much on the fighting scenes for my taste. Yeah, I know that's what the whole story of Troy is about. It's amazing how much of it I remembered from reading it in college or whenever the heck that was. At least it had Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom in it, both in fine form which made the fighting scenes bearable (how do you spell that? Even with spellcheck that just doesn't look right). Whatever!


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mr. Sandman....

Bring me a dream
Ahhh! I've had that song stuck in my head since last night. I was watching some first season episodes of Friday Night Lights and there was a sweet scene where one of the guys was singing that to his grandma and I can't get it out of my head now! BTW, I am loving FNL. I'm sending the second DVD back today and the next one can't come soon enough. Imagine that, my mom was right about something.

I've got the second season episodes being recorded and waiting on my tivo. I've seen a couple preview scenes on commercials and it looks good, though I'm trying not to pay attention to them because I'm not there yet.

Just heard hubby come in, better move, we're going pumpkin hunting today!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

What's on your ipod?

My friend Amy at WriteOneTwo did this yesterday (and I've seen it on various other blogs in the past). So I thought I'd give it a try today. Maybe you can learn a little about me by the music I listen to or just laugh at the songs I have on there! :)
I don't have nearly as many as I'd like, my ipod is only about half full and I have a bunch of CDs I want to get songs off of and many to download.

Amy and I are both Rick Springfield fans so we both have a lot of his songs on our ipods. She made it to 10 without a Rick song showing up......let's see if I can do it!

Here goes:
1. Sugar, We're Goin Down -- Fall Out Boy
2. This Side of Paradise -- Bryan Adams
3. Wasted -- Rick Springfield
4. Collide -- Howie Day
5. Blue Rose -- Rick Springfield ( unfortunately not a favorite, I should take it off of there)
6. That Was Then, This is Now -- Mickey Dolenz & Peter Tork (Monkees)
7. In Your Eyes -- Peter Gabriel (Visions of Lloyd Dobler holding the boom box over his head every time I hear this!)
8. Love Somebody -- Rick Springfield
9. Gathering -- Nomad
10. Who Killed Rock n Roll -- Rick Springfield

See 4 out of 10 are RS. I do have other stuff on there, I promise!!
So what's on your ipod?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mmmm! Cake

Happy National Cake Decorating Day!! This goes out to one of my best girl friends who likes to make and decorate cakes. I know the day is almost over but I just happened to find this online now while looking up holidays. Everyday is a holiday somewhere!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Apple Picking

We took the kids apple picking this weekend. They loved it! Both of them asked why we don't do this more often. They didn't realize there is only a certain time of the year good for picking. Both of them got to climb up in the trees to get their apples. The bottom of many of the trees had been picked but plenty were left in the higher brances of the trees.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

It's starting

"Anybody who's anybody will be there and if I don't go, I won't be anybody!"

My daughter's exact words while asking me if she could go to the Homecoming game with her friend last night. She never used to be like that but she's a whole different beast now that she's in middle school. Been there, done that, but I guess I'm just wasting my breath trying to explain to her not to let what others think dictate what she does. In one ear and right out the other. Not that I didn't want her to go. She did go and I guess she's somebody now. Good thing, I didn't want a nobody living in this house!

She's also asked me to help her to find music that other kids her age listen to. She never has really been in to music much and any time I asked her she was not interested. By her age I had already gone trough, Donny Osmond, Shawn Cassidy and had moved on to Rick Springfield! But now kids are asking her about it and she doesn't want to seem out of the loop. The few things she does listen to are made fun of by some of the other kids (though I bet some of them listen also in private!) So, anyone have any good suggestions for a 12 year old that I won't get the eye roll on?

Thursday, October 4, 2007


I decided to change the direction of my photoblog. It will now just be a variety of photos taken by me rather than just focused on my city. You can check it out by clicking the Lynn's photo booth link under "my other blogs" over there on the right---->

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

You know it's been a long day when....

You go to pick up your daughter and when you get to the exit of the subdivision you have to stop and think about where to go. Why? Because you forgot where the heck she is! Luckily it was only a momentary lapse and she is home now safe and sound!

Goodnight! :)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Aaaay! It's the Fonz

Hmm, they are planning to put a statue of the Fonz in downtown Milwaukee. Check out the article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. I used to love "Happy Days" and who is cooler than the Fonz, right?? But a statue?