Saturday, October 28, 2006

It's Ghost and Goblin time again...

Halloween is almost upon us once again. I can't believe October is almost over. I took Monday off so I have a nice 3 day weekend. Our neighborhood is having a get together later on today and we are giving the kiddies hayride and a bonfire later this evening. I am going to make some sweet pumpkin dip for my contribution. I love the stuff. I hate pumpkin pie, but I love this dip. Probably because it is sweet and you serve it with sliced up apples or gingersnaps. Yummy!

My youngest is forgoing trick or treating this year and opting to go see a scary movie with friends. One less costume to worry about. My oldest is still going out with some friends to beg for candy door to door. I thought she was getting a little old to trick or treat, but they still enjoy it.

We have closing day for softball this afternoon. One more game for the season then we have a break until February. Both girls will be playing then so it should be fun. I don't know whether I am coming back as a coach or not. I won't decide until I have to. I went to my stomach doc yesterday to tell him about my new symptoms and he put me on some new medication to try for a month, but if I didn't see an improvement in 2 weeks I have to call him and he is going to do another endoscopy to check for ulcers and such. I haven't had one done since 97, so I could have developed something. I am kinda hoping the new pills work.

I don't know if any of you remember the girl at my work that I did ultrasounds on to help her get pregnant, but she had her little boy this past Thursday. His name is Jacob and he is adorable. Mom and baby are doing fine and went home today. I am so happy for the both of them.

Well, I have to go get ready for the game. Wish us luck!

Here are some Halloween funnies for you:

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I've got a new addiction

Yep, my new addiction is Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee creamer. Of course I have to add cinnamon on top with a little whipped cream. Yummy! One of my favorite things about fall is new flavors for me to try. Hubby and I have a 3 day weekend toward the end of November and I am thinking about surprising him with a little weekend getaway to a B&B in the mountains and a day trip to one of NC many wineries. We have them all over here. When we went to the RV show I sampled some wine from there and it was good. Very fruity. The winery is in Sparta. I am not sure how far away it is, but nothing is too far from us, so I think I might make some reservations. It would be nice for us to get away.

Stephanie's boyfriends parents celebrated their 25th anniversary yesterday. We were invited to a surprise party for them, given by their 3 children. It was very nice. Hubby and I have 6 1/2 years til we celebrate ours. Quite an accomplishment I think.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bush was here

The President visited my lovely city yesterday, yippee!! Of course, some idiot decided that we should shut down all the major highways at 5:00 so he could get to the airport. I have no problem with them shutting down the highways, but at 5!!! Piss poor planning on someone's part. Ugh!!! And no, I was not one of those people standing along the road hoping to catch a glimpse. It wasn't DL after all, lol!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Softball is giving me an ulcer!

Let me just say that softball is stressing me out!!! I think I may have even developed an ulcer. We were on a winning streak and then the girls reverted back to their old ways of playing, which were not good! I feel like I am beating my head up against a wall sometimes. Now I know why I didn't become a teacher. I couldn't do this on a daily basis. You have these girls who you tell something to, they understand it and do it, but when it comes to game time, they lock up. It is so frustrating. I don't think I'll be back for the spring. I just want to be the spectator again. I stopped enjoying it now that I coach, and I don't like that at all. It's my favorite sport.

Okay, enough venting. Did everyone see the boys on Ellen yesterday? They looked good, real good. I forgot to set my DVR so my mom called me at work and asked me if she needed to set hers. I said "of course!!" I completely forgot. She is so sweet to think of me. I stopped by on my way home to watch it. I wish she would have interviewed them though, but I'll take what I can get since I am going through withdrawals. I haven't bought my Hysteria Deluxe edition cd yet. I guess I am slacking a little. I got an email to preorder it off Amazon UK. They know me so well, lol!

Well, I am going to leave everyone with what I thought was a good email. No offense to the democrats who read it:


A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat and was for distribution of all wealth. She felt deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican which she expressed openly.

One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and more welfare programs. In the middle of her heartfelt diatribe based upon the lecture she had from her far left professors at her school, he stopped her and asked her point blank, how she was doing in school.

She answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain. That she had to study all the time, never had time to go out and party like other people she knew. She did not even have time for a boyfriend and did not really have many college friends because of spending all her time studying. Furthermore, that she was taking a more difficult curriculum.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Mary?"

She replied, "Mary is barely getting by," she continued, "all she has is barely a 2.0 GPA" adding, "and all she takes are easy classes and she never studies." But to explain further she continued emotionally, "But Mary is so very popular on campus, college for her is a blast, she goes to all the parties all the time and very often does not even show up for classes because she is too hung over. "

Her father then asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your 4.0 GPA and give it to your friend who only had a 2.0." He continued, "That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter visibly shocked by the father's suggestion angrily fired back, "That would not be fair! I worked really hard for mine, I did without and Mary has done little or nothing, she played while I worked real hard!"

The father smiled and said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."

Have a great weekend everyone!