Sunday, November 19, 2006


37. Ever been to Africa ? No, but it's on the list. This answer should be "yes" and it's on the list to go again.

Jim read my answers to the questions below and reminded me that I actually have been to Africa. We went to Egypt once when we were living in Europe. I guess when I read the question I was thinking like African Safari Africa which I still really want to do some day.

Don't know if anyone cares but...


Michigan lost. It was a good game but not the outcome we had wanted. We still might end up playing Ohio State for the National Championship if USC doesn't do well in their last 2 home games. Go Blue!

Saturday, November 18, 2006


This is what we're doing today

Watching football! The University of Michigan vs. Ohio State University. Number 1 and Number 2. It's a big game. Hopefully it'll go to the good guys.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

If you're reading this consider yourself tagged

I've never posted one of these on my blog before so I thought I'd do it now...since I enjoyed reading Shannon's and Krystn's so much:

1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:30. I know, it's crazy.
2. Diamonds or Pearls? Diamonds all the way.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Flicka and it was awesome!
4. What is your favorite TV show? Amazing Race.
5. What did you have for breakfast? About 3 cups of coffee and 2 fudge stripe cookies.
6. What is your middle name? Marie.
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Italian or a good steak (is that a cuisine?)
8. What foods do you dislike? Chinese
9. Your favorite potato chip? Sour Cream and Onion. I always have a bag going. I'm eating some right now as a matter of fact.
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? CD? What's that? My current favorite song is Rockstar by Nickleback...I think I'll listen to it right now.
11. What kind of car do you drive? Big, fat Suburban.
12. Favorite Sandwich? I don't eat that many sandwiches but I'll say the New Yorker from Jason's Deli.
13. What characteristics do you despise? Mean-ness
14. What are your favorite clothes? Anything that makes me look and feel usually consists of some form of high heeled shoe though.
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would itbe? the South Pacific
16. What color are your eyes? grey-ish.
17. Favorite brand of clothing?Currently...Ann Taylor Loft...mainly becuase it's convenient.
18. Where would you want to retire? Ocean front somewhere...maybe South Carolina.
19. Favorite time of day? After 8:00 p.m...bedtime for the 3 Js.
20. Where were you born? Detroit, MI.
21. What is your favorite sport to watch? Hmmmm....I guess if I have to give an answer I'll say college football or gymnastics (when Jordan is competing).
22. Who do you think will not send this back? n/a .
23. Person you expect to send it back first? see above
24. Pepsi or Coke? Coke. Diet.
25. Cats or Dogs? Dogs for sure.
26. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl.
27. Pedicure or manicure? Manicures I do out of necessity; pedicures out of pleasure.
28. Do you prefer funny or mushy cards? I like them both.
29. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? New and exciting? No.
30. What did you want to be when you were little? I don't really remember, but I'm sure vet was in there at some point as well as teacher.
31. What do you have in your trunk right now? I don't have a trunk, but in the cargo area of the suburban I have 2 folding chairs, a basket full of books for the sfe bookclub that I need to take to Kinko's to get copies made of the covers for posters, a tile that I'm supposed to see if it matches the tile around our pool that we need to replace only I keep forgetting to do it, my tennis bag, and I'm sure at least one bag of something that needs to be returned.
32. What is your best childhood memory? All the horseback riding I did.
33. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? All manner of dishwasher, busboy, and waitress; retail; various jobs in marketing once I started my "career."
34. Favorite Holiday? Does my birthday count? If not, I'll say Thanksgiving. Not all the stress of gift buying but all the comraderie of family and friends and tons of good food.
35. What is your favorite dessert? I love the idea of dessert, but 99% of the time I'm too full from dinner to have it. If I had to pick I'd say something like tiramisu.
36. Favorite Summer getaway? The beach. And I don't mean Galveston. I'm talking Destin, Fl or maybe Gulf Shores, Al.
37. Ever been to Africa ? No, but it's on the list.
38. Glasses or Contacts? Contacts since I was about 13.
39. Ever been toilet papering? No.
40. Been in a car accident? Yes.
41. Favorite day of the week? Friday.
42. Favorite restaurant? Gibson's steakhouse in Chicago...had one of the best meals I can remember there.
43. Favorite flower? Tulips.
44. Favorite movies? Sliding Doors.
45. Favorite Pastime? Photography. Used to be scrapbooking but haven't done that lately...really want to get back to it.
46. Favorite ice cream? Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip.
47. Favorite fast food restaurant? Sonic, mainly for the drinks...styrofoam cups and tons of crushed ice.
48. How many times did you fail your drivers test? None.
49. From whom did you get your last email? Had to go look. Another 4th grade room mom at Shadow Forest. Before that it was Jim...he's out of town.
50. Sandals or tennis shoes? Sandals, definitely.
51. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? DSW.
52. If the speed limit is 60 what is the fastest you will drive? 65.
53. Bedtime? If Jim is in town we go to bed around 11:00. If he's traveling I tend to stay up until about 12:00.
54. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Everyone. I'm nosey.
55. Last person you went to dinner with? My girlfriends, the Fab 5.
56. What are you listening to right now? Jay Leno and the Borat guy on the tv.
57. What is your favorite color? Yellow.
58. How may tattoos do you have? None.
59. How many people are you sending this Email to? No one, but if you're reading this consider yourself tagged.
60. What time did you finish this email? Well, it's not an email but it's 11:47 p.m.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Another Week Gone By...

Man, I wish I could get the hang of blogging more regularly. I'm really enjoying Ali E.'s blog lately. I get her e-zine and it reminds me to check her blog. She's one busy woman and she blogs all the time. How does she do it? There was a quote on her blog last week that I wanted to post here. I didn't get to it and it's gone now, but it was basically about how to get up and live your life each day in a more positive fashion. I need that reminder right now. This week, in addition to the fact that her husband is running for office, she wrote about stamping and linked a very cool web site...catslife press. Loved some of their stamps.

Speaking of running for office, today is election day. Jim and I are definitely the odd men out here in Texas but we did our part anyway. This year I voted straight democratic ticket. I've never done that before. Usually try to sort through and vote based on my preference for each individual. This year, I just can't take the hypocrisy and ignorance any more and am looking for sweeping change. Not that any of the guys (or girls) I voted for will be better but one can always hope.

The biggest thing that happened in our lives last week was halloween. As halloweens go it was a good one. I'm not a fan of the holiday; never have been, even as a kid. I just don't like scary things or costumes or even candy that much. But my kids love it so I try.

Jackson and Jordan had their costume parade at school first thing at 8:15. Then, Jensen had to be at school at 8:45 and her little parade was scheduled for 9:00. Getting three kids dressed in a costume in time for school stresses me out. I mean, getting them dressed in regular attire is stressful enough.

I have to say they did look cute. Jackson wanted to be a scary, evil vampire but ended up looking more like Eddie Munster. Jordan didn't want to wear most of her Hermione costume and decided as the evening wore on the she was a "business woman" instead. And Jensen was Snow White...just one of many princess choices she had in her repertoire.

We had our usual block party on Misty River Trail. My sil, Cindi, hosts a similar function in her neighborhood and calls it "halloweenie roast." I just love that and that's what we're going to call ours from now on! I love our neighborhood and was glad that we could be there for the has such a communal feeling with everyone walking around talking to everyone. Maybe I like halloween after all.