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JANUARY

Wednesday, January 1, 2003:

Happy New Year 2003 Thanks Danette
Wishing all family and on line friends a Happy New Year.
Happy New Year Everyone..
I have company coming to the house today to watch the Rose game so I got to get the house picked up.. Tiffani, Kevin, David and Robin went with us over to Krisi's last night.. We meet Robby and his family, Krisit and her family and Carol at Jo's Pizza where DH treated everyone to pizza before we went on to Kristi's house. We had a blast playing cards and other games...


GO SOONERS!!

Way to go SOONERS... Boomer Sooners..... Boomer Sooners..

GO SOONERS

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Thursday, January 2, 2003:
I have no idea what is wrong with tripod it is allowing me edit my pages but I can't preview them so if things are out of wack lol sorry I can't see them.
Aunt Bernieces funeral is today at 1 pm.
I will check in tonight and see if tripod is going to allow me to see what I am doing. Until then Have a great day everyone and God bless you and your family. I have received some beautiful gifts here is my first gift of the new Year.. Thanks Nancze it is so nice of you to create this card to help bring in the New Year.


3 for Thursday

New Things!
1. What are 3 things you’d like to try (whether activities, foods, etc.,)?
{1.}I would like to try being the type of friend that so many are to me.. Norma, Nancze, Tea and Ann to mention a few..
{2} I would like to try to do some wood work with a saw.. Getting cut and the noise scares me so probably won't do much of it even if I get the chance.
{3} I would like to do some oil painting. My great uncle was a artist and it always amazed me how he could create a masterpiece.

2. What are 3 things you’ve tried and wished you hadn’t?
{1}Pig brains, Still can't believe they served them and I ate them..
{2}Water skiing, I still draw up when I think how I landed..
{3} Wearing my feelings on my sleeve. Just in certain situations.

3. What are 3 things people have tried to get you to try and you refuse? What’s your reasons for not trying it?
{1}To buy things. I refused because I couldn't afford them..
{2} To bungie jump.. No way I can't see the reason or the fun in it.
{3}To have a one on one with Dad about the home place.. Nope he is barely talking to any of us as it is.

4. What are 3 naughty things you’d like to do (interpret naughty things any way you’d like)?
{1} To spam all those people out there that are spaming me with the sex stuff.
{2}I Can't think of anything naughty so I guess nothing. Really all I could think of was just plain MEAN so I will keep them to myself and pray about them.

5. What are 3 wishes you have?
{1.}Better comminications with my Dad
{2.} FIL to continue his life without to much pain.
3. A romantic week-end away with the hubby and it being his idea not mine..

BONUS: What 3 things worry you the most that may happen in the new year?
We are not suppose to worry about things in the future but my human side worries..
{1} Tracy being happy with Destry till death do they part.
{2} Tiffani being happy with Kevin till death do they part.
{3.}Mine and Hubby's Health problems .. Ya know we aren't youngings anymore.

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You are spoiling me Nancze. Thank you they are so sweet.

Your friendship means more to me than you will ever know.

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Friday, January 3, 2003:
I am having to play catch up at work with the holidays and Aunt Beriences passing I have neglected so much.. Kevin is 28 today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN... We will go eat some bar-b-que tonight if eveyone gets off in time.
The Friday Five
1. Do you wear any jewelry? What kind?
I wear my wedding ring and a dinner ring that DH bought me on our 30th Christmas together.

2. How often do you wear it?
Daily I don't take them off unless I am gardening.

3. Do you have any piercings? If so, where?
Ears only and have no desire to pierce any other place.

4. Do you have any tattoos? If so, where?
None and don't see a tattoo in my future. I tease my girls that God gave me and them a tatoo at birth.. Our birthmarkers.. but that didn't stop them they both have one each.

5. What are your plans for the weekend?
It is SIL's birthday today so we will take him out to eat tonight and the rest of the week-end I hope is calm and spent at home.

Tea your little teddy bear heart is so cute.. Thank you for thinking of me...
Someday I will be able to make your day as you make mine.

You have touched my heart in such a way that our friendship will always be..Hugs..


UPDATE: Carol cracked her right elbow bone at her work. She fell over a outside ashtray.. 4 - 6 weeks in a sling.. If she wasn't hurt I would laugh but Sis I am sorry you fell.. HUGS
The 4 of us ate at Bob's bar B-Que for Kevin's birthday.

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Saturday, January 4, 2003:
I love these cuties.. I am proud to be one of Nancze Nutty Buddies.

Nancze, 01/02/03 Nancze,01/02/03

Saturday-8: "This Year"
  1. So how was your New Year's Eve? Anything fun you did?
    DH and I, Tiff and Kevin, David and Robin meet Carol, Robby and his family, Kristi and her family at Jo's Pizza at Purcell for supper then we went to Kristi's for a New Years Eve gathering.. We played some cards and Moon and watched the ball drop on TV and then went home..Great to be with family on New Years eve.

  2. What is/are your hope(s) for yourself this year?
    That I pay a little more attention to my health

  3. What is/are your hope(s) for your country and the world this year?
    That we don't go to war with Iraq.

  4. Do you expect any change in your family or society this year? What is it?
    FAMILY:Tracy is planning on getting married possibly in May and Torie my niece is expecting a little girl this month around the 14th and she plans on naming her after my Mom.. Rose for Rosemary.
    SOCIETY: I expect that we will be in war but hope not.

  5. Is there anything or anyone you want to forget or give up this year? Why and how do you think you can do it?
    Cigarettes.. If I am going to pay more attention to my health they need to go.

  6. If there any resolution you made in 2002 and you didn't keep it, what it was? Are you going to still work on it this year?
    To quit smoking.. Yep still trying to kick the habit but not doing good on this one at all.

  7. Who was the first person wishing you a Happy New Year this year?
    DH

  8. And who was the lucky person you kissed the first? ;)
    DH he is the sweetest.
Nancze, 01/02/03
Awh Nancze this is so pretty.. My first blog award and maybe my only one in 2003.. Knowing you made it makes it even more special. Thank you!
Today was a lazy day for DH and I.. Tiffani and Kevin came over about 6 pm to played cards. We had a great time.. Poor Kevin is going to get the Queen of spades from DH everytime we play hearts if DH has his way. :O)
Dalton's birthday party was today at 4 pm at the Chickasha bowling alley which we had planned on going but we fell asleep so we didn't make it.

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Sunday, January 5, 2003:
At the playroom one of the projects that we are doing right now is drawing a bear using Preset shapes in PSP and or Photoshop. A Playroom Administrator set up the tutorial. Thank you Tricia for the challenge. If you read my journal you will know that my family loves to play cards so I made some cards for my bear to hold.

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Monday, January 6, 2003:
I use top site when I am searching for something in particular and I couldn't find a Blog FAMILY FRIENDLY Top site list so Saturday I added a top site list to my blog..

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Please add your blog to
My Nest Top Blog site list.
List opened 01/04/03

PromoGuy's Monday Mission

  • 1. What is one of your favorite things to wear?
    My Housecoat in cool mornings but really anything loose..

  • 2. Did you get any "dud" gifts for the holidays? Will you return them?
    Nope loved everything I got.

  • 3. Let's do a few "Best of 2002" thoughts. What was the best movie of 2002? Why did you pick that one?
    Blood Work.. It has my cousins name in it ~ Terry McCaleb

  • 4. What world event of 2002 made an impact on you?
    Need another cup of coffee to remember any big 2002 events so I guess nothing made a big impact on me.

  • 5. What personal event of 2002 was the most memorable?
    Tracy graduating for College as a RN and Tracy saying she is going to get married.

  • 6. Is there anything in 2002 (decisions, relationships, purchases, etc.) that, looking back, you would have done differently?
    Sure many personal things like not stopping and listening to love ones.

  • 7. Shine up your magic crystal ball and look into the future. What do you think will happen in your life in 2003? Or, what would you like to happen in 2003?
    Tracy will get married.. Tiffani will be beaming with happiness.. I will get new Carpet..

  • BONUS: Was it somethin' I said or somethin' I did, did my words not come out right?
    Oh they come out most of the time before I think.

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    Tuesday, January 7, 2003:
    I HAD to adopt this cutie. With the warm weather we are having my birds are not depending on their feeders but they are glad to have them anyway..
    Thanks Lisa for offering this adoption..
    Country Keepsakes Feed the birds bears, 01/03/03
    Country Keepsakes Feed the birds bears, 01/03/03

    Lisa included this beautiful quote with her email when she sent me the feed the birds bear adoption.
    "People are like stained glass windows; they sparkle & shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within!"
    Author Unknown


    I grabed Kat's I LOVE JESUS blinkie.. Thanks for having it available Kat.

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    Wednesday, January 8, 2003:
    Busy day here on my Acre so I will catch you all later.. WORK WORK come first today.

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    Thursday, January 9, 2003:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIFFANI
    It is hard to believe it has been 28 years since you made your appearance into this world. You have always brought so much joy to my life.. I love you kiddo..

    3 for Thursday

  • 1. If you could only watch 3 things on TV what would they be
    Liftime for Women movies, CNN,

  • 2. While you're watching these shows, what are your 3 favorite snack foods?
    PopCorn, M & M's , Dr. Pepper and does Cigarettes classify as a snack.. Does to me.. :O)

  • 3. If you could make a movie, what 3 actors/actresses would you have star in the movie?

    1.
    Will Smith 2.
    Sean Connery 3.
    Clint Eastwood

  • 4.Do you do anything while watching TV or just sit in front of the tube like a slug?
    I very seldom just watch TV.. My hands have to be busy.. Usually I play on the PC while watching but if it is something I really want to watch I will pull out my snapshot pictures and label them.

  • BONUS: Who controls the remote at your house? Have you every fought over the remote with your significant other? Tell the story.
    Hubby does.. End of discussion.

    While out doing some blogging this morning I got a couple of Wynnes Valenting blinkies..



    Love puts a twinkle in your eye and a smile in your heart
    If you have made a Valentine blinkie let me know and I will come and pick it up for My Nest 2003 Valentine page I am putting together. Thanks..
    I have only one made so far you can get it also on my blinkie page


    OK I admit it I am hooked on these question sites.. Here is a new one I found today.
    Thursday Threesome
    Commercial Holiday Madness!

  • Onesome: Commercial- Are there any TV commercials that really grab you? I mean, to the point you want to show them to other people?
    Yes my girls laugh at their Dad and I because we talk about commercials.
    Have you seen the hamster in the blockbuster commercial.. He is so cute.. Super Bowl Sunday is coming up soon and I can't wait to see the new Budwieser commercial.

  • Twosome: Holiday- Valentine's Day is coming up, do you celebrate the holiday or do you prefer to just let it pass you by?
    I love Valentines day.. It is for the Sweethearts and I am very lucky to have such a sweetie.. After 30+ years we usually go out for dinner and say HVD maybe a card is exchanged.
    it is a joke in my family that DH waits until he is on his way home to start trying to find even a card... And Yes DH they do sell Millionare candy at Wal Mart..

  • Threesome: Madness- Even if you don't celebrate it, do you sucumb to the madness and buy up boxes of chocolates, just for you?

    I have never bought Valentine candy for myself and I don't like that cheap chocolates but if the good chocolate was to go on sale I would buy it after the holiday..

    Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place." - Ice T

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    Friday, January 10, 2003:
    How happy I am that Friday is here. Not that I am wishing my life away but it this been a hard work week..
    Last night we gathered at the Ranch house ~ a home town resturant ~ where we had dinner to celebrate Tiffani's Birthday.. Joining us and Tiffani and Kevin, Tracy and Destry. Afterwards we went to Tiffs where she opened her gifts and we visted for a while.
    A mom for 28 years and I still wonder at the miracle that God gave us.. We have two very special young ladies.
    I appreciate every tag I receive daily and I love it when new people tag board.. Makes me feel even more special .. Brien taged me so I wanted to return the favor.. She and I share 1972 for our Birth years.. I come from a family of 6 but she has me beat she comes from a family of 8.. Brien has a beautiful site and I adopted some of her blinkies she offers while I was there.







    She also is webdesigner of Buttercup Graphix


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    Saturday, January 11, 2003:
    Last night Chester filled in as Basketball coach for Tracy because she had to work.
    David and Robin came out around 7:30 and we played hearts until midnight.. I love playing cards and it always great to have company.
    Tiffani went to Odessa Texas with Kevin, work related. BUT before that on her way home from work on a 2 lane Hwy. she hit a dog, not killing it but injured it... Doing what Mom and Dad had taught her she went to the closest house to inform them... Well the lady went off the deep end.. Now don't get me wrong I have my Grandpup and I would freak if someone hit him but HELLO dogs aren't suppose to get in the road.. The woman blocked Tiffani in her drive by standing at the back of her pick-up saying she wasn't leaving until she gave her name and calling her all kinds of bad things.. Telling her she is going to sue her for vet bills and for a new dog. OK the dog is still alive and needs to go to the vet and Tiff is trying to get her to just help the dog.. Oh well some folks are just plain crazy.. I can't believe she never even asked Tiff if she was OK which it did put a crack in the front of the bumper but it is not a biggie to the kids..
    Well we hope the dog recovers but we hope not to hear from this lady.. Well got to get the cards suffled looks like we will be playing cards again tonight.. Oh we have created monsters.
    Tiffani and Kevin played one game of hearts with us when they came to pick-up gizmo.. Then David and Robin came over and we played cards until midnight.. Gee I am getting to old for this but love it while we are playing.. Robin took my cell phone home with her thinking it was hers..
    Tracy hasn't brought the 4-wheelers and trailer home yet sure hope they didn't have any trouble while out looking at the land they are wanting to buy.

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    Sunday, January 12, 2003:
    Roaming around other blogs I have seen others getting their blogs switched to Valentines but I want to enjoy this winter set Tea made me for Christmas a little longer. She gave it to me when she was my Special Playroom Santa. Thanks again Tea.

    I requested this very special adoption that I located at Nancze blog.. I had been there many times and I couldn't believe I didn't see them sooner.. I believe that Nanzce was placed into my life by God she has become a very special person in my life in a short period of time as I am sure she is to many bloggers. Thank you for allowing me to be a lean buddy with you.
    ~ God Bless you Nancze ~


    Nancze ~ Nhis Garden's ~ Oklahoma Reflections


    Thank you Nancze for thinking of me.. These are just as sweet as you are..
    I love Valentines day...

    I am becoming a collection junkie.. LOL
    Picked this cute little September bear at Bienes... Biene I couldn't resist.

    UPDATE:
    We stayed home today.. No Company at all. Dad's land caught on fire today.. The fire departments came out and luckly there was no damage done to any buildings.

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    Monday, January 13, 2003:

    Hebrew 13:15
    Therefore, through Him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confess His name.

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    Monday, January 13, 2003:
    Nothing much going on around here today.. Work and laundry.. Destry brought the 4-wheelers home.. Said Tracy told him to wash them first or he would have brought them home sooner.. Humm but they didn't get washed.. Oh well I can't say I am surprised.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2003:



    Some of our Blogging pals are being effected deeply with the treat of war. My Prayers are with each and everyone of the military and their families.
    All of us will be effected one way or the other but having a immediate family member directly involved is so hard on the family. Please rememember them in your thoughts and prayers I am starting a list that will have the blinkies and or links to personal sites of love ones..
    MILITARY FAMILIES
    Please visit them and offer your support.

    So that I won't forget to change the link I am going to post it here that MaryAnn moved her blog toThe Briar Patch

    THIS-or-THAT

    Around the House

    1. Window shades or blinds? Blinds but some windows nothing but window toppers
    2. Wall or desk calendar? Wall and a mini calendar on my desk.
    3. Paint or wallpaper? Paint.
    4. Electric or gas stove? Electric our whole house is electric.. Wish we had some gas when the winter storms shut us down.
    5. Carpeting or bare floors? Carpet but we do have tile floorcovering in the bathrooms
    6. One TV, or more than one? More than one..
    7. Leather or fabric sofa? Fabric
    8. Eat meals in kitchen or dining room? When company is here we are at the table but if it is guest of two we eat at the Kitchen/dining room bar when it is just Hubby and I we eat in the livingroom.
    9. Fabric or vinyl shower curtain? One shower curtain other is a door 10. Your kitchen: well-equipped or bare bones? Depends on who is cooking.. Over equipped to me but to Norma I don't have anything she would need.

    Nancze and Wynne if either of you read this I meant to join in on the STOP GRAPHIC ABUSE but work is keeping me busy so next best is to give a link to Nancze. SO Please visit

    to see what I was going to do to show my support to Graphic artist..

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    Wednesday, January 15:
    Yesterday was Tiffani's short day at work today so we did the W-2's and I9's for our Construction company. Whew that part is behind us. Your the best Tiffani. Now on to Payroll today.
    Kevin joined Tiffani here for DH special supper.. PANCAKES.. Norma if your reading this.. Yes with eggs, Sausage and Bacon..Haahee He loves for the kids to ask him to cook his pancakes. Nothing special really it is just his thing to cook. Of course after supper we had to play one game of Hearts.. We are hooked for sure.

    Kellie sent me her blinkie link thanks Kellie. While there I just couldn't resist bringing home a couple of Kellies that she had made.. I am a firm believer that if it can't be fixed with duct tape then it can't be fixed


    and I am the honored person of my family that does the family research. So this one was a must..

    Thanks again Kellie.

    Cheri made this adorable Oklahoma State blinkie. It is darling

    Oklahoma blinkie from Cheri,01-15-2003
    Thanks Cheri I am Proud to be a OKIE

    Tiffani came here after work and did the PR taxes and DH went by their home and picked up Kevin so they wouldn't have to cars here. After we finished our work we ate supper and of course played a couple hands of Hearts.. Yep Nancze we are hooked but ever since the girls were little we have played family games in the evenings.
    One more thing.. Another guiene down.. I can not believe we only have one now..

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    Thursday, January 16:
    I wanted to first show my newest blinkie..

    Thank you Cyber Teddy

    Please click on link below to
    visit and offer your support to

    MILITARY BLOGING FAMILIES
    I was sent a wonderful gift. THANKS NANCZE you have the key to my heart also.
    Nancze
    Nancze

    Plans for tonight are depending on the weather. We are having some good Oklahoma weather today.. Cooooold!!!!

    Thursday Thumb-Twiddler

    1. Hanging out with your boss and co-workers, you're made very uncomfortable by some of the sexist humor being bandied about. What do you do?
    Well my boss is my Husbans and I have no co-workers but when I worked at other places some co-workers I could get away with telling them to knock it off ...but I usually bring up church and they change the humor and their mood. Does everytime.

    2. You are sure a neighbor child is being regularly abused by her parents, such that you worry for her health and life. The police and Child Protective Services are unable or unwilling to intervene. What would you do?
    PRAY ! and PRAY so more! then I think my DH would handle it but I would try to befriend the little guy and get a camera take shap of them but I would assume that if they are being abused this wouldn't be possible.. but with evidence surely someone has to listen.

    3. What modern invention would you most miss if it were removed from your life?
    Electricity.. No Electricity no PC..


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    Friday, January 17:

    Last night the 6 of us went to Purcell and ate Mexican food.. It was a good meal and we had a nice visit with each other.. Believe it or not no cards last night.. LOL
    Well got to get to work ......Have a great day!

    UPDATE ON MY DAY
    I had forgotten that Tiffani had the day off for her January 9th birthday.. So I took 1/2 day off and we went to OKC with hopes in purchasing a new sofa that she had seen the previous week-end.. The saleslady showed us the sofa and we visted about the grade of fabric, warranty, what comes on the sofa.. There were 6 throw pillows on the sofa and I asked if all of them came with it.. yes she said.. I said that is unusual are you sure and again she said yes all 6 large pillows.. Tiffani asked if they would be 3 and 3 and she said yes.. So Tiffani said she would take it so after it was paid for we went to the loading dock to get the sofa.. The young man that was bringing out the sofa DROPPED the sofa.. Oh boy Tiffani and I both about died. No visual damage so we let him go ahead and load it..Probably shouldn't have but we did. Then I noticed that there was only 5 pillows.. After visiting with the RUDE warehouse manager and calling the manage of the store.. EVANS..... Tiffani was told that we misunderstood that if she wanted another pillow that she would buy it.. Let me tell you Tiffani stood her grounds but it cost her the Sofa.. She had the warehouse manager void the pickup ticket and we went back to EVANS and had her check returned to her.. I am proud of her for standing her ground but I know she really wanted the sofa.. It is sad that the large furniture stores are so uncaring.. A $800.00 purchase was voided over a $30 pillow..
    Then we go to good ole Wal-Mart in Norman where we had called that morning to confirm that they had 3 4-drawer file cabinets in stock.. The department person said they had just gotten a shipment in but they weren't on the floor yet but just ask and they would get us three out the bin or trailer.. Well it just wasn't our day.. No one seemed to know anything about any 4 drawer file cabinets very less three of them.. So after what probably seems boring to you was a very tiring day to me and Tiffani.. We went by BOB's Bar_bQue and ordered take out for four. Yummmie.. But heck while we were waiting the manager and a customer got into a word fight with manager telling the lady to leave. At this time we knew that we were not the only ones that was having a bad day...
    Finally at home, David and Robin came over so we spilt our 3 meal take out with them with plenty left over and then settled in for a game of rummy..
    Tracy is helping Robert W. coach 4th and 5th graders girls Basketball. This is their first year to get to play games. Tracy called when you was finished and was so excited to get to be doing this..
    Well this has bee a interesting day.. But it wouldn't hurt my feelings if tomorrow is less active.. Oh one more thing Torie is in labor at Norman hospital we went by to see her for about a hour but I haven't heard yet if my new GREAT NIECE has entered this world yet.


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    Saturday, January 18:
    Today I am setting my Valentine set from Graphic from:

    Thank you Marsha for offering this beautiful set as linkware. I appreciate you sharing your talent.
    I have a new GREAT niece.. I haven't gotten to see her yet but her and Mom are doing fine..
    Weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    I believe they named her Jamie Rose.. Jamie after her dad and Rose after my mom Rosemary.
    I have been thinking.. Which is dangerous.
    My Mom had 7 children. one died at birth..
    When people ask how many there are of us I say 6.. Not going into the brother that died at birth.. But he is included in family history.
    Out of the 6 only 3 of us have been married to only one person and have no Step children. Two of the ones in a second marriag have step-children but none have raised them. Most have not because of the age of the children at the time of marriage.
    I have 13 natural living nephew/nieces and one nephew that passed at birth..
    I have five step nephew / niece that were not raised in the home of my sibiling but siblin now has a relationship with stepchildren..
    Now I have nephew/nieces that have step children..
    When people ask how many greats I have I never know how to answer.. I have step greats and just greats how do I count them? Does it depend on if the children are a part of the parents lives? Humm going to keep thinking on this.. Just wondering if anyone else has steps.

    SUMMARY:
    6 siblings
    14 Nephew/Nieces ~ 13 living 1 died at birth
    Step nephew/nieces: 5 ~ None raised by my siblings but sibling do have some relationship with them .. None of these stepchilden attend family funtions anymore. Two of these 5 is all that I would say would even claim kin. Would any attend my funeral.. Maybe two of them.

    13 Natural Great Nephew/nieces:
    Three of my natural Nephew/Nieces have Stepchildren giving me
    5 more Great Nephew/Nieces
    Step Nephew/Nieces that have children which would also be Great Nephew/Nieces = 3 that I know of.
    So if I add them all that makes 18 nephew/nieces and 18 Great Nephew/nieces.. LOL But when asked I have a habit of saying my New great niece is my 13th go figure YOU DO THE MATH.. because I am confused and it is my family.. LOL

    People are like stained glass windows; they sparkle & shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within!" Author Unknown

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    Sunday, January 19:
    Everything is quite here this morning.. We will be watching football that is for sure.. I have some Family history entries to do while I watch that is if we don't have company...
    I have been asked to use this code in my pages from places that you adopt from.
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="imagetoolbar" CONTENT="no">
    Well I went through my tripod pages and installed it.. Gee whiz now for all my other pages at other freesites.
    Gee dishonest people are making my play time a pain in the you know where.

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    Monday, January 20:
    Busy Monday morning here I know it isa holiday for many but I took Friday afternoon of to be with Tiffani so this morning I have to play catch up again.. Have a great day everyone..
    Jennifer.. I appreciate you providing the
    Support our Troops blinkie
    This link is to the hospital that my Niece had her new bundel of joy.. So far that haven't posted a picture of my great niece Jamie Rose but I wanted to put the link here so I can check in easier.
    Norman Hospital

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    Tuesday January 21
    Yesterday Tiffani took Grandpa to get grocreys and on her way home she passes Tories house and just had to stop.. Hahee I asked her too.. She was so excited she got to hold Jamie Rose. She said Jamie has long dark hair and as cute as a button. Caleb is still calling her Rosemary.. We will try to go by next week to see her but I am sure she has had company coming out her ears living on the main path into town.
    I received a beautiful card and new valentine blinkie from
    Laura ~ My FrontPorch ~
    I will then loaded to my Valentine page later today. Thank you Laura.

    TAG BOARD HAS BEEN DOWN AGAIN SO PLEASE

    ZONK MYNEST

    This -or- That Tuesday
    Potpourri
    1. Super Bowl or World Series?
    Love the super bowls new commercials and will watch the game and try to watch most of the World Series.

    2. Winter or summer?
    Both

    3. Look up numbers in the phone book, or call directory assistance?
    Local I use the phone book but Long distant and on cell phone I will use directory assistance

    4. Mashed potatoes or French fries?
    Depending on what I am eating but usually at home Mashed but when eating out I will go for FF everytime. But would rather have baked at home and out.

    5. Hand-code your website, or use an editor (such as Front Page)?
    Hand code can't you tell.

    6. Freeway or winding country road?
    Depending on who is driving. If I am driving I stay on what we call Interstate but if DH is driving he loves the back roads.

    7. Star Wars or Star Trek?
    Star Wars

    8. Disney or Warner Brothers cartoons?
    Warner

    9. When it feels chilly in the house: crank up the heat or put on a sweater?
    Put on another layer.. I am cold natured.

    10. CBS or PBS?
    I love the news but when it isn't on I would chose PBS.

    More of my thinking:
    As usual My New Year's Resolution was to lose weight. Well I haven't even tried to say the least. Well I have been visiting a blog that joined MyNest Family Fiendly top blog list and it is just amazing.

    Felicia's This n That

    I had taged her more than once that I SHOULD join in on her Weight loss challeges. Well Felcia tagged me and asked WHY NOT??? Well Felcia I don't know. Is it lack of want to?? I don't have time to open another journal for Weight loss entries and with the MyNest Family friendly blog list I have my hands full visiting so I don't think I would find time for the webring. So here is the deal I will pop in and see how you are doing and I hope you will do the same for me.. I just weighed in at 167.. I am 5'3 1/2" medium built. How much should my weight be? I am on my first glass of water.. I will be peeing the bed tonight for sure.

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    Wednesday: January 22:
    Nothing going on around here.. Bored stiff.. The girls got together and ate at the pizza hut tonight but we didn't join them.. They need time when the parents are there.. they just don't know it.. LOL.. Tomorrow will be another day of work, cleaning, laundry... cooking.. my life and I love it..

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    Thursday: January 23:
    I woke this morning thinking about my journal and my adventure that I am having with it being on line. I love that I have connected with a few new Okies but thought it is funny how I am trying to find something to say that would be interesting.. So if I bore you please remember ~ My Journal ~ was and is for me to record happenings for my girls and possibly for my grandchildren.
    As I read others blogs last night I realized that I am very very blessed.. Not that I didn't know that already. My life is full of happiness and I hope and pray it stays that way..
    One more reasons that I feel blessed this morning.. Thanks Nancze your little gift brighted my morning more that my cup of coffee. :O)

    ~*Thursday Threesome*~


    Onesome: Still- Can't hold still? What type of music gets you going? I mean to where your just have to crank it up and start moving to the beat!
    Um....I would say...the oldie songs. But it really depends on my mood to begin with.

    Twosome: Life- Life in the fast lane? What would it take to slow you down a bit and let you relax this weekend? Hmmm? ...or are you going to turn That Game on? (...and who's going to win?)
    Yep there will be football in my house!!! I have no idea who is going to win. And to slow down means DH watching football and me playing on the PC.

    Threesome: In watercolor- Hey! How about wall art? What do you like to have hanging around the place for decoration? Kid pics? Knick-knacks? ...the Monet or two?
    Depends on which room your in. I have art type pictures on the walls in the living room and the girls graduating pictures.. Other places of the house it is a mix of pictures, crafty things...and of course DH golf ball collection.. He has to have his corner.. Teehee.

    ~*Thursday Thumb Twiddler*~

    1. If there were to be a televised, public execution broadcast in prime time, would you watch it?
    Get out of here. .

    Absolutely not! NO NO NO. I watch little tv as it is and I probably would say the end of times are nearer than I think they are now if the media and the broadcast networks was to air something like that.

    2. If you could mold to your liking your memories of any past experiences, would you do so?
    I am not sure what this question means.. but I do remember the best of past experiences so maybe I am already molding them.

    3. The excitement of the Holiday Season is long over. What "big day" are you looking forward to next?
    Super Bowl Sunday and the rapture.


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    Friday: January 24:
    Sindee made my morning. It's is great when you open your mail and in the middle of all the junk that is delivered is mail from a friend.
    Thank you very much Sindee I am honored to be listed at Sindee's Syllable's and your Valentine card is the sweetest. I will be displaying it on my Valentine page.

    Joining in on the

    Circle of words

    I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy. -Louise Bogan
    1. Do you ever sit back and just smell the flowers? Do you ever lay in the sun and appreciate just life in general? Do you look at the good in things...or are you always searching for the bad? Do you spend minutes and hours worrying what might happen, instead of realizing you control your own destiny...you can make it happen....or not?
    A. smell the flowers: Not like I should
    B. Not this time of year but yes I count my blessings and appreciate my life daily
    C. Human nature takes over and I worry about the happiness of my girls and that I can't control but I still worry
    D. Controling my own destiny is not always possible. Events that surround us have some control and then I let destiny/God take over which is what I should do anyway.

    Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them. -Russell H. Cornwell
    2. We all have within us dreams that are waiting to be fulfilled. "Diamonds to be Discovered" so to speak. But how many of us really take our dreams and turn them into reality? If you could do anything right now, what would you do? What would you be? How would you do it? And why haven't you done it already?
    A. Do anything right now what would I do: Well I should have started long ago being more financially sound looking forward to my retirement age than I am now. I would have focused more on our investments and made sure that DH did the same, other than that I am happy where I am and Who I am
    B. What would I be: Really I know I am boring but I am happy being ME
    C. How would I acheieve it: If I was to choose a different path for my life I would have to have some college education but other than that I would learn to type faster.
    D. Why haven't I: I was raised in the time frame when there was only one bread winner.. Wooo Baby has that ever changed.
    If your everyday life seems poor, don't blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place. - Rainer Maria Rilke
    3. Procrastination. Procrastination is our worst enemy. It is what makes us tell ourselves that we will start the diet tomorrow. We will clean the kitchen floor tomorrow. We will tell our husbands that we love them....tomorrow. You get the idea. We are all guilty of some type of procrastination. What types are you guilty of? And don't you think it's about time you stop thinking about what you should be doing and plain old just start doing it!? Every time you procrastinate you are robbing yourself of an opportunity. Even that clean kitchen floor will make you enjoy the evenings dinner more knowing that it is done and you don't have to do it tomorrow.
    What types of procrastination am I guilty of? Taking care of my health.. Quiting smoking, going through old clothing, Humm getting organized.. Oh I should be doing something about some of these instead of just thinking about them.
    Thank you Candi! I enjoyed doing the Circle of words.

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    Saturday January 25:
    Yesterday I went to Chickasha to see my sister and to pick up a couple of filing cabinets from Chickasha Wal-mart.. Couldn't believe Norman didn't have any and they did.. Anyway Carol wanted to do a late lunch and when I found out that Nancze was off work I started in trying to contact her.. I was tickle when she said she would joined us.. I not only got to meet her but her lovely daughter and son-in-law. Carol had to go back to work and Nancze said she could take me back to my vehicle so we sat a while longer and visted.. And a great visit it was talking 90 miles per hour.. Or I was.. I am such a county hick that I appreciate Nancze making me feel so much at ease. So didn't even make me feel bad that I couldn't correctly pronounce the resturants name.. LOL. It was great meeting someone that I had no connection with other than by internet which I had never done before now. Nancze we will have to do it again someday.
    Well I try to add more but Tracy is coaching her first 5th graders Basketball game so I am going to go watch..
    So for now Have a great day everyone.

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    Sunday January 26:
    Tracy's little girls team lost yesterday but they tried their hardest.. She did really good with them I am a proud Momma.. After the game I took Tracy and Destries children out for breakfast then of course we had to make a stop at Wal-Mart and then Tracy took me out to see the land that she and Destry are trying to buy.. Good luck kido it is a very nice place.

    Last night when DH got off work we meet Tiffani, Kevin, Tracy and David and Robin at the little Mexican food place in town for supper and all came back to our house for cards except Tracy.. We played our first game of 6 man canasta.. Not bad but you do have to play different. First game my team only got 150 points the other team kept going out on us with one of us holding to many cards.. It was fun anyway and a new experience.

    Yesterday was Tea's birthday and I can't believe I didn't have a chance to get back on the computer until after midnight to wish her a Happy Birthday.. I am so ashamed of myself.. She has been the dearest internet friend to me and I let her day pass without sending her special Birthday wishes.. Sorry Tea if you read this. I did remembered but that is all I got done.. What type of friend am I?? At this moment I don't feel like a very good one at all.

    Ending my post with "Two Very Good Questions" that I received in my email from my niece. I usually won't open fwd mail but it surprised me one coming from her since she is not one to forward anything.
    Please answer to yourself before you go to the answers..
    Question 1:
    If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis; would you recommend that she have an abortion?
    Read the next question before scrolling down to the answer of this one.
    Question 2:
    It is time to elect a new world leader, and your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates:
    Candidate A: Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
    Candidate B: He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whisky every evening.
    Candidate C: He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any extramarital affairs.
    Which of these candidates would be your choice?
    (Decide first, no peeking, then scroll down for the answer).



    Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt,
    Candidate B is Winston Churchill,
    Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
    And by the way: Answer to the abortion question if you said yes, you just killed Beethoven.
    Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think before judging someone...and remember,
    Amateurs built the ark .... Professionals built the Titanic

    Okie.

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    Monday, January 27:
    Trying this new inline frame which I hope makes my journal easier to read..
    Well I weighed in which I knew I hadn't lost any great amount but I am proud of myself 2 pounds is better than none. More water this week and start my bends for a type of exercise and maybe next week weigh in will be better.
    Vera our neighbor called this morning.. Seems our one last guiean has taken to roosting on their front porch.. And leaving poop behind for her guest to walk through so our one little grey guiean will be put in his pen at night for awhile.. I feel so sorry for him/her to be the only one left of the ones we purchased last spring. We are planing on purchasing more as soon as the weather will allow us to have little ones.
    The NOTE I sent yesterday to MyNest Family Friendly Top Blog list Members
    RESET OR NOT TO RESET
    has received two members responses and they don't seem to care either or.. Oh well maybe I over reacted to one person dropping out.. I still can't decide what to do.. I want to be able to vote for my favorites.. Still thinking on this issue.

    I have alot of work to do this morning but I will try to update my week-end as I can. Okie hugs to everyone.
    Doctor appointment made for Friday.. Boob squeeze time..

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    Tuesday, January 28:
    Joe Crouch One of DH ole High School friends passed away Monday.. Services will be Thursday. I am sure we will go if the creek don't rise. We hadn't seen him in a very long time until sister-in-laws Dads funeral last year.. Strange how we meant to get back intouch with him after our visit that day.. Now it is to late. How we get wrapped up in our own little worlds.
    I couldn't get the guiene in it's pen last night so I am sure Vera is going to be sweeping her porch again this morning.. Messie bird.. It will come right to DH so he will have to get home before dark and pen him up.
    Tiff works a half day today but I think she is going home to do some spare room cleaning.. maybe they will come over tonight for supper..
    Brother-in-law is in OKC Army reserves and he received his papers last week.. Prayers for Sister and him that where ever he ends up that Our lord will continue to protect him.
    Tonight is the President State of the Union address it will be interesting what he has to say.
    This or That Tuesday

    Same Thing, Different Names
    1. Kleenex or tissue? Kleenex no matter the brand but I buy Puffs
    2. Soda or pop (or tonic or whatever)? Coke.. I ask my guest do you want a coke I have Dr. Pepper, Sprite and.... Seldom have a real coke though
    3. A sandwich on a long roll: sub or hero (or hoagie or grinder, etc)? Sub
    4. Glasses or spectacles? Glasses or where are my eyes.
    5. TV or television (or boob-tube, or telly, for our friends across the pond)? TV or boob tube.
    6. Movie or film? Movie
    7. Sofa or couch? both.. Depending on what is on it or what type of sentence I am using it in.
    8. Stove or range? Stove
    9. Remote control or clicker? Control's
    10. Supermarket or grocery store? Grocrey store

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    Wednesday, January 29:
    The moring emails I usually dread going to because of all the trash that is delivered while I sleep.. It is so great to find a treasure mixed in with it.. Thanks Biene.
       
    Circle Of Words
    Your Personal Treasure Map
    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. -Matthew 6:21
    1. What if someone told you that all you needed to do to make your dreams come true is to create a personal treasure map. In this map would be all of the things you want in your life. These things can be people, things, a certain job, a location...etc. Well I can't tell you that the things on your map will come true, but I can tell you that everything in your outer world is created in your mind first. With that said...what would be on your personal treasure map for say...10 years from now?
    I am happy with how my life is so to keep it that way on my treasure map would be for God to be a even larger portion of mine and my families lifes. then I would want overall Happiness for my family, Good health, and a plan of keeping our finances under control, for the world not to be such a violent place, for C.C.& R. construction to continue with thier business so I can have a stay at home job and I guess I should put I would like to have Grandchildren..

    Embracing Joyful Simplicities
    Year by year the complexities of this spinning world grow more bewildering and so each year we need all the more to seek peace and comfort in the joyful simplicites. -Woman's Home Companion, December 1935
    2. We all have great moments in our lives that are marked by events such as the day we got married, the day we finally got our dream job, our baby was born...etc. The days that we will never forget. But what about all the little things? These are the joyful simplicities the engage our senses...that nourish our body and soul. Such as the smell of your favorite homemade soup filling your kitchen. The joy of the sun shining through your living room window on a summers day. The warmth that fills your heart as you peek at your rearview mirror and see your children playing in the back seat of your car. What types of joyful simplicities do you have in your life? Try to name at least 3 things...or more!!
    The smell of my morning coffee, the laughter that comes when we are playing cards with the family, Those little car honks the girls give me when they are home. Seeing the cats and guiene run to meet DH when he pulls in the drive. Wathcing the birds flock the feeders each morning. Watching our goldfish rush around and around and around.
    Creative Excursions;The Gift of Time
    I celebrate myself, and sing myself I loafe and invite my soal... -Walt Whitman
    3. When is the last time you went on a creative excursion? What this means is something that you do by yourself...for yourself. This is where we take away the title of wife...mother...student....teacher...etc....and look inside ourselves. When is the last time you did something that made you feel good. Something that celebrated yourself...that showed your creative side...or your energetic side, or even your really needed a break from life's daily routine side? And don't feel bad if you can't think of something, this is very hard to do. But maybe this will give you the extra push to not feel guilty the next time you really want to do something for yourself.
    It would probably be when I meet Norma or the girls for breakfast during the week when I should be home working or When I put everything aside and do some folk art Painting or do a flower arrangement. Those are things I do for my creative side not for others. I guess going to the beauty shop for the heck of it. But I don't think even at these times I can truely put aside being Mom, wife and friend.

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    Thursday, January 30:
    Foggy morning here.. The old saying "you can cut it with a knife" is true this morning. Gizmo ~ My Grandpup ~ is here with me today.. Tiffani will be coming over after work today to do payroll taxes so it is easier to bring him here before she goes to work.. And I enjoy his company.
    I adopted this sweet reminder in honor of our service people that are serving at this time. Thanks Nancze for having it available to us. I hope to see more of them in others blogs.
    Nancze
    Tracy my lovely little girl called and she had ran out of gas.. This is her second time that I know of to allow this to happen. Dear Mom took the only gas can that had fluid in it and off I went.. Crap it is Diesel not gasoline ... She only put a little in before we realized it. So we pour that out and go into town and fill the can with gasoline.. Well Tracy is off running full steam ahead and I am suppose to be working but I had to get this entered before I forgot.. LOL.. One more thing. Tracy had her best friend Erin with her. They are going shopping.. WEDDING DRESS.... Oh my baby Tracy is going to do it no matter how much I drag my feet.. Hugs Tracy I love you !
    For those that deleted their mail that has been forwarded like I usually do. I opened and read this one ~Why I don't know but I am glad I did. Thanks Chelsea for sending it to me.
    Imagine this happening to you.
    One Sunday morning during church service, a 2,000 member congregation was surprised to see two men enter, both covered from head to toe in black and carrying submachine guns.
    One of the men shouted, "Anyone willing to take a bullet for Christ remain where you are"!
    Immediately, the choir fled, the deacons fled, and most of the congregation fled. Out of the 2,000, there only remained around 20.
    The man who had spoken took off his hood, looked at the preacher and said


    "Okay Pastor, I got rid of all the hypocrites". Now you may begin your service. Have a nice day!" And the two men turned and walked out.


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    Friday, January 31:
    I can't really say that this is a Friday that I am happy for.. January is coming to a end and I don't feel that I have enjoyed much of it.. Reading back through my journal I know that I have but time seems to fly by so quickly.
    Today I have that great Boob squeeze appointment. What a way to end out the month.
    After my Doctor appointment I went to Hobby Lobby and found a special gift for each of the girls then I went to Wal-Mart and picked the necessary things and also found the girls books for their State quarters. I will give them to them for Valentines day also. Sure hope they don't read this before.. Before I left Norman I went to Bob's Barbque and got two brisket dinners for us to eat that night... David and Robin came over and we played cards until midnight.. Tracy has BB practice with a game tomorrow at 11am.. Tiffani and Kevin are having dinner out with Janet and Bobby.. Friends of theirs.


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    Saturday February 1:
    Remembrance of Columbia
    Adopted from Christinas blog,2-07-2003~
    Approximately 9 a.m. Febuary 1, 2003 Saturday: All vehicle data is lost. The shuttle is 207,135 feet over north-central Texas and is traveling about Mach 18.3. NASA officials try to re-establish communication for several minutes.
    Columbia had been expected to land at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:16 a.m.
    Texas and Louisiana residents report a loud noise and bright balls – shuttle debris -- in the sky.
    The six Americans and Israel's first astronaut were 16 minutes from landing when the shuttle broke apart.
    I'm saddened by the events. My heart goes out to the families of the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Tragedy

    Tiffani and I went to Tracy's BB game, they played good but lost. After the game the three of us picked up Erin and went to Chickasha to look at the amitheather at the park. I do beleive we found the place if the building is able for renting. She is bound and determined she is getting married outside and we have NOTHING around close for such a occasion.
    Then on to OK City to look at bridal dresses.. Tracy has selected two as her favorites. We probably would have purchased then but she hadn't discussed with Destry some details about his attire that would make buying premature.. Over all we had a decent day but there were to many tense moments. Which is really funny because it is always this way when the three of us go shopping together.. :O)
    We stopped at ElChico and had supper while at the mall, Tiffani and I had our rings inspected and cleaned and Tiffani had her cell phone attachments installed. I was introduced to Destry's Mom and step dad and brother and sister in law outside of ElChico.. It wasn't the greatest way to meet them but atleast I have meet them.
    Later when we finally got home Kevin meet Tiffani and our house and Yep that's right we played cards which is always fun.. It was a full day..

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    Sunday February 2:
    This has been a truely laided back day.. We should have been outside the weather was perfect but we just couldn't find the energy. Carol came over for awhile and we played on the PC trying to do a design for a pin for the Eagels Lodge finally giving up for now.. DH and I have gave a true example of couch potatoes today..

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    Monday February 3:
    Well I weighed in this morning and I wasn't surpised at all that I had only lost one pound but was tickled that I had lost and not gained... I seem to do fairly well during the week but my week-end eating is not good at all but Oh my goodness the barbque and the mexican food was great.
    Today is going to be busy busy paying the company first of the month bills and getting things ready to go to the accountant.
    Carol is going to call the Chickasha City clerks office to see if the building is available for June 14th for Tracy.. I am setting on pins and needles waiting to hear from her..
    UPDATE: Tracy date has changed to June 21st.. Whew at least the building is reserved..
    Now back to work...SO until I blog again Have a great one.. Whatever your one is..

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    Tuesday February 4:
    Last night after work I wanted to do some playing on a Playroom project in PSP but seems that some of my preset are gone. Thank you ANN ~ from the playroom for sending them to me.. Well now I got them and can't get them to direct to the tool option so that I can use them.. Spent way to much time on trying to do this but Oh well I say that because I never got it to work.
    I can't wait to talk to Tracy this morning.. I am wondering if the wedding date will change again.. REMINDER: Her first date was set for June 14th.. We couldn't get the building at the park until after 5pm that night so she chose May 31. When I called to reserve May 31 wasn't available either and all they had left was June 21 and June 28th.. So in a last minute rush Tracy chose the 21st.. Laying in bed last night I realized that the 21st is a week-end they don't have Destry's children.. SO I wonder if that is going to be a problem. Both of his children are part of the wedding party so I guess it will depend on if the mothers will allow them to be there on a day that Destry isn't suppose to have them. Oh my goodness what a mess.. Again I am on pins and needles until I can talk to Tracy.. Update: Over reacted Tracy said no problem..

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    Wednesday February 5:
    Last night about 7pm, DH myself and Tiff meet in town for dinner at our one and only local resturant that is open past 7. Afterwards DH and I worked on past due invoices and other misc. things that needed his attention with the company.. Working at home is great but then again it isn't because some work days never stop. We got everything caught up for now but the major online safety questionaire they he hates doing.. LOL ...
    I tried one more time to work on my PSP to get the preset shapes working but NOPE not to be YET but I will not give up. They are in there I just have to figure out how to get them to work with the tool option.
    Today is a work filled day trying to get things undercontrol so I can take off Friday to go shopping again with Tracy..
    Tiffani and I email eachother back and forth during the day so I stay on line most of the day. It is so much fun to check my hotmail and have mail from her..
    I picked up a couple new things for MyNest Military blogging family page.. My family appreciates everything that our service people do and will be doing for us.
    Susies Graphics Susies Graphics

    designedbymoonlight    

    Last night Tracy called and the purchase of land is the topic again.

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    Thursday February 6:
    Last night in the Playroom Administrators room Tea showed us her new sig tag.. Then she presented Ann with one.. I pooched my lip and she made me one.. :) Thanks Tea I love our new sig tags..
    Ann,2-06-2003~ Made by TeaGayla,2-06-2003~ Made by TeaTea,2-06-2003~ Made by Tea
    It is snowing here today.. In this picture it is just beginning to snow. If I don't forget I will get another one taken about noon.
    The snow as it just beginning to fall,2-06-2003~
    It is so pretty coming down but I feel for the ones that are out in it..

    I talked to Norma and she is on her way to town to get Milk and bread.. Seems like when you live in the country that you always run out of the basics at the wrong time. Norma Tracy and I are suppose to go look and take measurements at the building at Chickasha tomorrow and start the adventure of Tracy's wedding... Hummm we may put it off depending on the road conditions. 133 days left before she becomes Mrs.

    What lies behind us
    and what lies ahead of us
    are tiny matters compared to
    what lies within us
    Oliver Wendell Holmes

    I saw this quote at Jenn's Whispers and I am a sucker for quotes so I had to bring it to mynest.
    NOON SNOW
    Snow at noon and still coming down,2-06-2003~

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    Friday February 7:
    Norma rode up with Leo and was here by 7am. When Tracy arrived at 8am Norma took a few pictures of her for Norma's class homework.. It was neat to see the things Norma is learning to do in photography.
    Off to Chickasha to see and make measurements in the building. We picked Carol up at her work place first then to City hall to get the key and to sign the agreement of rental. "It is formally rented and paid for from noon to 9pm June 21st"
    Long story short. The key they gave us didn't fit. they finally found a person with one to let us in to measure. The inside of the building has no great backdrop area for the bridal table so we will have to come up with something to make it pretty.. LOL figured we would have to anyway...... Any simple cheap Suggestions.. Painted cement blocks with a bare window to the right of where the table will be.. No ledge in window.. Tracy really doesn't like lattic so we are going to have to do some thinking on this.
    Back to story: The sun was out but oh baby it was cold. We took pictures with my dital until I couldn't feel my fingers any longer but now we will be able to refresh our minds on what is needed without having to drive back to Chickasha so ofter.
    Carol told us about a bridal shop in Chickasha where Tracy found another dress she liked. After trying it on, we put it on a 3 day hold so Tiffani could come over and look at it. So we will be going back over tomorrow after Tracy BB game.
    We still had time so we took Carol back to work grabed a bite at Sonic and off to Norman to Hobby lobby. The plans were to look at flowers to get a idea of what Tracy would like.. Making another long story short.. She picked out her flowers.. Wow they are beautiful and half price to boot... Perie, pale yellow and off white.. So spring and so Tracy..
    Once home Norma put the Maid of Honor, bridesmaid and bridal arrangements together.. They are so pretty..
    Supper: Leo, Norman and I meet DH at the mexican food resturant in town.. Then Tiffani and Kevin join us.
    Tracy and Destry will have the kids this week-end so I am not sure what tomorrow will hold but I am sure after the BBall game we will be off to Chickasha once again..
    Have a great week-end everyone.
    Thanks Carol and Norma for a fun filled day and all the help that you did and will do for Tracy and I.. And Tracy thanks for allowing us to be such a large part of your wedding plans.

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    Saturday February 8:
    Tracy coached by herself today.. Robert couldn't get away from work. Tiffani and I didn't get there until the last quarter seems like I just couldn't get started this morning. Dalton, Brooklyn, Tracy, Tiffani and I went to Chickasha after the game and meet Carol at Braums for a quick bite of breakfast then we went to the bridal shop ~ New Beginnings ~ in Chickasha to look at the dress one more time.. Well it is a done dress is on a payment plan.. Tiffani picked out and was measured for the Maid of Honor dress, Dalton was measured for the Best mans Tux..
    On to OK City we bought a few more flowers at Hobby lobby in OK City.. We found a dress for Brooklyn at Crossroads.. So we are getting there.. Finally home at 7:30.. I am getting to old for two shopping days in a roll.

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    Sunday February 9:
    Little bit of snow this morning but it melted almost before it quit snowing..
    David called and invited me to breakfast. The invitation was appreciated but DH is working and I am going to stay in.
    I received this in my email this morning with this note from Kellie added to it.. ~Hello Gayla,
    Your secret sis came by today & requested this just for you dear :o))))))

    Isn't it adorable.. I am not part of a group that is doing a secret Sister week so I have no idea who could have had this sent to me.. But Who ever did THANK YOU..it has made my morning.

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    Monday February 10:
    Thank you Felicia these little girls are as sweet as you are.
    Felicia and Gayla,2-10-2003~ from Mouse Potato Designs 2-10-2003~ Felicia n Gayla from Mouse Potato Designs~
    Tiffani is bringing Gizmo by this morning she has classes in OK city and won't be home until late so I get to keep him today.. It is nice to have company.. We havne't told him is a dog. LOL
    Tracy worked the late shift last night so she won't get home until after 8 this morning so she will sleep until time to go back to work.. For me and DH it is work.. It is payweek so my nose will be in the books. but before I start to work I was checking my mail I couldn't beleive I got a card sent to me to..
    CLICK HERE to see the beautiful Valentine card I received
    From my SECRET PAL and Angelwinks cards.

    Whomever is sending these sweet things to me may not realize that they are my first Secret Pal EVER.. Thank you so much for this lovely card.. And yepper it is going to drive me crazy.
    I do dread weighing in today.. Oh well guess I better go get it over with so I can keep my weigh in schedule
    Well 166 pounds

    ~ Smile and the World Smiles With You ~

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    Tuesday February 11:

    Thank You Jenn.. This is so sweet.. And as a friend I hope that I do listen.
    My internet server is giving me fits this morning. Sooooo I have ran out of play time fussing with it..
    Talked to Norma and she will come up Monday for her, Tiffani and I to go to Sams and other places to get some shower things done..
    Got to get payroll done.. but I want to play.. LOL

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    Wednesday February 12:
    I don't want to think this morning.. I don't want to watch the news.. I don't want to be afraid of what could happen on our USA soil.. I feel confused about planning for my daughters wedding when times are so unsure.. Our terror alert is at orange.. When it changed to orange I don't remember.. But HELLO why is this just hitting home with me today.. I am so confused this morning.. our news is telling us to be prepared, to get things gathered into one place for a chemical invasion.. WHAT? How can you prepare.. Make a safe room.. Well heck fire I will probably be out shopping.. Sure hope they have a safe room. Have a bag packed at all times with flashlight, batteries, water, can food, etc.. Oh my that sounds more like a suitcase.. Not a backpack..
    Tell me do you have things ready? ARE YOU GOING TO BUY PLASTIC AND DUCKTAPE FOR YOUR WINDOWS LIKE THE GOVERMENT IS ADVISING????
    Look at the list that one of our local tv stations has put out. KFOR.com

    This is so sweet and thank you Secret Sister for this special Blog Angel.. I really did need her this morning.. Whomever you are a big OKIE HUG..

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    Thursday February 13:
    I feel better.. Last night the girls and I meet at Wal-mart and purchased each family new first aid kits, batteries and some water which to me is the main items on the KFOR list. Afterwards we went to our local cafe and had supper where Kevin joined us. We discussed during supper what we refer to the ~ game plan ~ then laughed at our plan.. Well anyway we feel better that we at least haven't buried our head in the sand.
    Today is another day.. What will be will be.. Continued prayers for all those that are serving in the military to keep us safe.

    Thank you MaryBeth, this so cute. I love visiting your web home..


    Thank you for offering this beautiful piece.

    Darlynn made a request for bloggers to join in on a Valentine post tomorrow of how they meet their sweeties. I am planning on joining in so my great great grands will know how DH and I meet. That is if they find my Journals..
    Survivor is on tonight so I will be glued to the TV.. Silly how this show has become such a important program in my and DH life.. LOL

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    Friday February 14:
    Darlynn made a request for bloggers to join in on a Valentine post today ~ Valentines Day ~ of how they met their sweeties.
    I am joining in but first I wanted to begin my post with a parade of some of the gifts that I have received from my friends. Please allow time for them to load.. I appreciate each of your friendships and those that I didn't get loaded I am sorry and thank you also.. A special thanks to each of my playroom pals that made me many Valentine cards.. I am sorry I didn't get them loaded to share here.

    Now to tell you how we met..

    The summer of 1969. I was a Freshman in high school.. Hubby was a senior.. We lived within 6 miles of each other but had never had met before.
    I was staying the night with a girl friend of mine that lived in the country near me when a Oklahoma tornado decided to visit.. Her parents took us to her grandparents home in town to ride the storm out in their basement....There we were in a dark musty room when something caught my eye and made me forget about the storm brewing outside. A really cute guy sitting over in the corner. I asked my friend who he was, she thought he lived next door but didn't know his name. My brain was clicking on how to get his attention. I wish I could say that I had a great line but nope I set there like a lump on a log gigling with my friend while the storm passed. Then the time came to leave the storm is over.. Oh my heart was pounding this guy was following me up the steep steps I was thinking I have to say something.. Before I could think of anything I stumbled and he assisted me up the steps a smile on his face that I will never forget.. Oh he is sweet and thank goodness he likes clumsy girls...Well that was our first time to met but of course I didn't see him again until later in the summer.. Hey he was a senior and I was a freshman he was a town boy I was a country girl.. But it was meant to be because 30 years ago we became Husband and Wife. Hubby says that he remembers that night well and all but really thought more about being stuck in a basement with a bunch of giggling girls and how he was really pissed that his parents made him go in the first place. He remembers our second meting better but that is another story.. :O)

    I married my Valentine
    October 6, 1972

    For it was not into my ear that you whispered,
    but into my heart.
    It was not my lips you kissed but my soul.
    Judy Garland


    On another note.. Wasn't surviors great last night.. Those ladies need to get a shelter built and quick.. <
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    Saturday February 15:
    Yesterday was a beautiful day not only because it was Valentine Days but the Oklahoma weather was great.. Little windy but we hit the high 60's. Hubby got me not one but two boxes of turtles. He is so silly and I love him so much. Wonder if he even realizes that I am suppose to be on a diet. Oh well I am impressed that he stoped and got me soemthing he has not ever been big on heart day..
    I received another special gift from my Secret Sister.

    Twelve wishes wow..

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    Monday February 17:
    Taking the day off and going shopping with Tiffani and Norma..

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    Tuesday February 18:
    Happy Birthday Norma...

    I had a great day with Tiffani and Norma yesterday.. We started out early with our first stop at Hobby lobby where we got the veil supplies.. Tracy hasn't been able to find one that she really liked so Norma is going to make her one I hope we got the header she wanted... Other purchases was more flowers to make the corsages out of and 6 bundels of greenery to start the decorations for the amitheather.
    Then off to Sams where we purchased the clear tableware for the reception and other tableware for the showers. Also purchased Tiffani and I a new outside large umbrella.. Gee we wanted something new for us too.. LOL
    Then off to Office Depo where we purchased the shower invitations.. They are sweet I know Tracy will be happy with the choice.. While there we also picked up some clear labels to address the shower invitations and also the Wedding invitations.
    Then off to Garden Ridge.. Wow that store overwhelms me.. We seen some things that will need to be purchased but are going to wait on Tracy to make her choice on them..
    Then off to MG novelty where Tiffani picked up some things for the Girls night out party.
    The weather turned out great which we were thankful for.. Norma is a champ of champs as a friend.. We do feel like we got alot done but much more to do..
    Tiffani came on home with me and did the company's payroll taxes.. No rest from work even if it was a holiday.. Then Kevin came over to pick up Tiffani and we squeezed one game of hearts in before they went home.. Oops I didn't win but I had fun.
    Wish I could say that we set down to relax but it didn't stop there. DH worked on our personal taxes until bedtime.. If the ole saying what you do on Monday you do all week I am going to fall over.. LOL
    Now for today.. WORK.. This is Tiffani's short day so we plan on getting some filing done but that is all that I see on my plate thank goodness.

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    Wednesday February 19:
    Today I got my hair trimed up and it may not have made me look any better but sure did make me feel better. While in town I got to visit with Gladys for a little while.. It is always great to see her.
    The DH and I took the TAXES to the accountant.. I am so glad they are atleast there now for her to perform some magic so Uncle Sam won't get more of our money.
    We made a stop at Paoli and contributed some cash to their one arm bandits.. Yes contributed.. We had never been in there before and it was fun but nothing that I would get addicted to.. I am to tight with our cash I would rather blow it at Wal-Mart..

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    Thursday February 20:
    Thank you Tea.. I love these they will be great in MyNest
    ,2-20-2003~ Tea's Graphics,2-20-2003~ Tea's Graphics
    Being born in the 50's I love this era of music.

    ,2-20-2003~ Tea's Graphics ,2-20-2003~ Tea's Graphics

    Plans today WORK, getting ready for Kassi to come over and Work....
    I talked to Norma and she is going to Lawton with her Mom and will be picking up some clear combs to go with the veil header.. The one we purchased Monday she doesn't beleive Tracy is going to be happy with without them. Your a champ Norma, Thank you seems so small for all that you are doing.

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    Friday February 21:
    A light rain here today but the high is still suppose be around 50.. A stay inside day. Gizmo is here with me again today.. The girls and I guess their guys are going to the Blazers hockey game tonight. Dh hubby has been working so many hours that we are going to pass even if he was to get home in time he is just to tired.. I am happy the girls are planning a time together.
    Nothing else going on around here but WORK.. and I am thankful for that.
    Last night Survivor show the 47 year old Janet was voted off from the ALL LADIES Jaburu tribe .. I think she was ready to go home I loved her ending comment about if you are going through a midlife crisis, she would highly suggest a change of hairstyle. SURVIVOR AMAZON show.. LOL

    At the Playroom someone is always posting coloring sheets that you can print off for your kids to color... And of course they always bring the kid out in me.. I enjoyed coloring this little guy..


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    Saturday February 22:
    Last night was a calm stay at home night for hubby and I. The guys didn't join the girls at the hockey game, Kevin had to work late and Destry wasn't planning on going he said anyway.. So Tiff, Tracy, Dalton and Brookly went and had a great time.
    Today Hubby is working so I have a little play time so I am going deep into MyNest to do some much needed cleaning.. It would be easiy if I didn't have to worry about broken links..
    Wondering if my Secret Sister is going to come forward. I placed the pieces I received in Mynest Pretties and I still don't know who sent them. The last gift was a dozen wishes so I am going to use a wish "I wish I knew who my Secret Sister is" Now to see if I get my wish.

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    Sunday February 23:
    Yesterday was a relaxful day for me. I played on the PC cleaning out some deep corners of MyNest and even tackled a few of those deep corners at my home. Which both needed badly.
    Hubby worked all day then we went to supper at the corner cafe in town.. Not bad but not good either. After we got back home we settled in to watch tv.. It didn't take hubby long to deciede that he needed to go on to bed.. He is so tired.
    I made a wish yesterday in my wishing well that my Secret sister sent me ~ It was that my Secret sister would come forward to let me know who she is.. Well I haven't gotten that wish yet but I was sent me a wonderful gift from her...

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    Monday February 24:
    Yesterday was another relaxful day for me. I played on the PC, did a little laundry and watched alot of tv.. Poor hubby was having to work.
    I received another beautiful piece from my Secret Sister it's this so cute..

    When I think of ice cream I think of Braums.. Yummie.
    Well out of my dream week-end and back to the grind.. Payweek is here again so that means very little playtime.
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