Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just Keep Swimming

I woke up with no alarm this morning, early, and decided today Minny and I needed to stop at church before we went about our day. And the other thought that crossed my mind, "Just Keep Swimming" 
Yep, just like Dory. 
But after having such a perfectly smooth morning getting ready and quickly, did we get to the church to light the vigil candle for my dad, did we realize the rectory wasn't open to purchase the vigil candle. Ohferstupid.  Ugh.  So I looked at Minny and said, Papa knows we're thinking of him all day today, we'll have to come back after school/work.
I've cried numerous times today. What is it that makes it so simple to cry at the thought of him. 
1. What's an illegal?  Yep, it's a sick bird.
2. Do you know what a Paradox is?  Nope, it's two doctors, come on kid.
3. I'mma knock your head so far up your ass I'll make a pygmy out of you.
4. You know what this is?  It's a knuckle sammich.  (as he would swing his other hand around and hit you in the back of the head - got me EVERY time)
5. Do you know what a Parallel is?  It's two lell's of course.  (I can't tell you the number of friends that my dad did this to.  One night we even went thru the dictionary and went thru all the Para words - good times!)
6. Hey kid, go practice your French and "mow d'lawn" 
7. WORK!  in the highest pitched voice my dad could get. I loved it. I could be having a horrible day and this would make me laugh. Along with him singing "I owe I owe, it's off to work I go"
8. That guy was a Dickweed. (Why did I NEVER listen?) 
9. Singing. Whistling. My dad did both so fantastically. Bing Crosby eat your heart out. But it's funny, every time I hear Bing I think of my daddy.
10. The way he smoked and told a story. My dad quit smoking a couple years before he passed.  But the way he would would take a drag, start telling a story and exhale just...cracked me up. 

I really dislike this time of year. September thru the Holidays have been really tough the past few years. I can't believe he's not here. I bought my first car with out his help. Purchased a home. Fixed it up. Reconnected with the most amazing man who ... I wish could have met my dad.
I have the most fantastic memories of the man that raised me, loved me and would have done anything for me. He was so smart, funny and my father. He instilled so many great qualities in us kids, and I admire him for so many things. I know my mom misses him incredibly.
Sorry for the debbiedowner post, I just needed to purge today.

Rest in Peace Dad.

In memory I had this done - my dad had the tats done in Japan while in the AirForce, and one on each arm, so I had them combined.

p.s. my friend Didi says that you can't smoke and cry at the same time...maybe I'll try that today. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Five Question Friday! & MILS Friday Fill In #21 & Randoms

Because I love to follow these awesome ladies, every week and play along, and wanted to share with the others that may not already participate in both. So here we go!!! 

Hook up with Little Mama here!

1. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
Most painful...Childbirth was ridiculous, but even more ridiculous that less than a week later you would do it over and over and over again. I think that stems from the lack of sleep after having the baby, so go on and do it again ladies!
But even more so than childbirth, bunion surgery. They say if you have them on both feet, if one isn't as bad as the other, you should do them both at the same time, because you'll never go back for the other.  Well needless to say, I had asked the doctor to remove my pinky toes because my feet are SO wide. He said, to my dismay, how about we remove the bunion on your foot.  OH. That's my problem? I have a bunion?  Hmmm...I wish he would have done that and still removed my pinky toes.  Jussayin!  Now, 7 years after having my right foot done, I need my left foot done. BUT!?  Having the one foot done was AWFUL. A baby, and crutches DOES not work well. And anytime I would move my stupid foot would hurt. And then learning to wear a shoe again on that foot and bending my foot was out of the question. Running again?  Hmmm, wait, I never ran to begin with!  High heeled shoes ARE MY FAVORITE, and I will tell you I had to have the screws removed after the surgery because I couldn't wear my heels.  If you ladies have any idea, you'll know that heels are very naughty when you have or have had bunions. Wow...Anyways, in closing, bunion surgery was the most painful for me.

2. How much sleep do you get at night?
What night of the week is it? Is there a weekend? What's the schedule look like?  I'm in MN, do you know how dark it gets here? And when in snows, do you know what people want to do? SLEEP/Hibernate.  I can get anywhere from 5 hours - 10 hours a night. Majority of the time I get about 6 hours. Chief is back out to sea, so I will be getting more sleep.

3. How long did you believe in Santa Claus? How did you find out that he does not exist?
Ummmm, still do! 

4. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
Step Up 3D with the ABS girls!
We NEVER get to a movie together, so this was REALLY momentous.

5. What do you wear to bed?
lately, nini pants & a tank. when it starts to get colder here I will start adding layers!  I'm sure this is not the hottest thing ever but, until I live on a deserted island, it works!
And now link up and follow Wifey here!
1.Were you named after anyone?
My mommy. She's BettyAnn Audrey & I'm BethAnn Audra. I know I know, snicker away.

                                          2.What color, if any, are your toenails usually painted?
toenails?  I haven't seen those...in days.  It's cold, I have to wear socks!  But I do know that they need a hug!  And I plan to give them, well get them a hug Sunday at the Charity event at Ta's Salon here in town.  POMPEI PURPLE!  Or...maybe one of the awesome new Burlesque colors that OPI has come out with...hmmmmmmm....

                               3.How do you flush a public toilet? Hands? Feet? Something else?
                                    With my knee!!!!  Ish, I amn't touching that.  Or I will flush with my foot.
                         4.When you were a little kid, which TV character did you have a crush on?
Zach from Saved by the Bell!  Maybe Kirk Cameron....

 5.Let’s say you had to lose one of your five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell). Which one would you choose? Why?
Taste!  Then maybe I would eat some really healthy things that don't taste good? 
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world this week. Talking to Chief on the phone this week and getting his flight itinerary for when he's back from deployment, and being blessed with Premier and sharing it with ladies, and for being able to say life is good, spending time with my godchildren on Thursdays and for Minny's speech therapy to be going so well she doesn't need one on one time.  I am blessed.  We have a weekend full of jewelry, celebrations and ... housework!  I am looking forward to having my family over for Thanksgiving in a couple weeks and need to start preparing for that too!!!
 my Thursday night snugglers

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Whatcha Say Wednesday

Yes! Another fabulous edition of Whatcha Say Wednesdays! Remember copy and past the questions to your post, add the answers, and link up with Stash Mama HERE!! Have fun!

1. Do you think you are a good friend?

I do! I do!  I have had my moments where I haven't been, but yes, I do know I am.

2. What house chore do you despise the most?

The one where I have to clean!  No really I hate cleaning the bird cage. I know, right? Sounds silly. I just hate it.

3. What was your favorite board game as a kid?

Oooooooh!  Good question! I loved Battleship!  Not really a board game, but still one of my faves!!!


Look around the room can you find something starting with I, J, and K?

I - Idiots.  Oh wait, they're not in here. hmmm...an INVITATION!  Or the invoices I'm ignoring. lol
J - Jewelry Catalog - Premier Designs of course!
K - keys for just about anywhere I go!

Can I get a Pulse?

Holy hannah! I am SO excited.
This has been an awesome week while Chief's been in port. And even prior. We have talked so openly about so many important things.  He's still in negotiations with Mr D and right now it sounds like New York. Not our first choice but there's a lot of great things about it. And who knows, he could end up somewhere completely different!
With that being said, we have talked about living together and moving, and we are both so excited to be together. 
Countdown for Chief to be in Minneapolis - 51 days! 
Oh.my.goodness I am ecstatic about this.
We've talked about seeing a couple of shows while he's home and a hockey game. Go MN WILD!  (they're having a better season than the Vikings!!!) 
Has anyone ever been to a Burlesque show?
I would really like to go to one and am just wondering what you thought of it?  
I am ecstatic that possibly today we'll be able to talk on the phone, and hear each others voices and YAY. I am thankful for technology such as Skype.  I am in the process of scheduling an appt to have some fun boudoir photos taken for Chiefs birthday.

Premier Designs continues to be so amazing for me. I love enriching womens lives and sharing fun jewelry. I gave away $496 in free jewelry at my last show!  I look forward to sharing Premier with many many more ladies before the holidays. 

Have you ever seen something you love and then find out a place doesn't carry it anymore?  Yep,


There's a cupcake apron. And I NEED it. I don't just want it, I need it. It symbolizes everything about me. Okay, maybe I'm being a lot dramatic. But I have a super cute cupcake on the wall in my kitchen, I love to make and decorate, and


But it's not in the catalog or online anymore.
I am SO very saddened by this.

I even plan to bedazzle it.  THAT'S how badly I need it. 

 Did you know it's National Vanilla Cupcake day?

Do you know that yesterday I resisted EVERY single temptation while at the grocery store when these were begging me to take them home?

Enough about my ranting about cupcakes and aprons and stuffeses. 

I know some of you ladies who lose your husbands/boyfriends to deployment know about the rollercoaster. The weight rollercoaster. How do you deal with this? How do you with less than 2 months go, OMG, I need to drop a few pounds!!!  It hit me. My weight hasn't changed but, where'd my body go?!  Ummm helloooooo?  I am wearing the same clothes which is a plus.  I'm still looking for 150, somewhere.  I'll get there. But...not yet!  I've cut soda considerably, the eating out has cut back. But...I'm not seeing any changes?  BLAH!  Thanks for listening.

I have so much to be thankful for today. I always do. I hope you know what you're thankful for.

Friday, November 5, 2010

MILS Friday Fill In #19 & #20


Link up with Wifey and share your answers!

1.A different twist on last week’s question. This week, the first question is: what’s the nicest thing a MILSPOUSE has ever done for you? (brought to you from navy_smurfette)
The super sweet Allie @ My Marine and Me sent me a fantastic Fall Swap package.  There are many of you who have shared your advice too! 

2.How often do you drive faster than the speed limit?
Ummm, see officer what happened was this song came on the radio and I got lost in it. Damn Pink gets me everytime!  I would say at least 5 miles over DAILY. >>>>to the corner
3.Did you have a nickname in school? If so, what was it?
BA, BaBa, Hogie, Princess

4.If your life was a book, what would the title be and how would it end?

5.Look back (in your planner if you have one) to September 14th… what did you do that day?
It was my friend Tonya's birthday. We were still settling into our new schedule with school... I know I worked that day.  

GUESS WHO is playing catch up this week?!  Yup!  MOI. 

1.What’s the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?
Wow, there have been so many random acts of kindness thru out my life, I can't pinpoint just one. One of my favorites is pay it forward Fridays, where you buy the person behind you in the drivethru at Starbucks their coffee. :)

2.If you are having a hard time going to sleep, what do you do to help yourself?
Lately it's been me and SarahPants laying in bed (across the hall from one another) giggling and contemplating life.

3.Name something that makes you wish you were a kid again.
Having to get up and go to work in the morning!  But it makes me truly work harder to keep my Premier business on track!

4.What is something you never believed until you experienced it?
That home ownership was more than just your name on a title/deed.  That actually doing the work yourself in your home, whether it be mowing your own yard, shoveling your own driveway, weeding  - can you really call it yours.
I never believed that you could feel like your heart was beating outside of your body, until you had a child and the love you feel for them.  WOW.
5.What can’t you say “no” to?
Depends who's asking the question...a cup of hot coffee.
Time with a friend, whether on the phone for a few minutes or just a quick hug.
Sharing Premier.
Hosting karaoke.
Minny.  Most of the time........  When she looks at me just right, I know for a fact I can't tell her no.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Whatcha Say Wednesday

Link up with Stash Mama!!!

1. What actor/actress do you think looks most like you? or that people have told you.
Hmmm, I don't have a match!  When I had shorter hair, I was told many times that I looked like Pink.

2. What do you secretly want for Christmas this year?
To be in Hawaii when Chief gets home from deployment!!!  Realistically - new luggage. Black/white animal print with Hot pink accents!!!

3. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
Not a single thing. Okay fine, maybe they should have bought me that unicorn I asked for.


1.What's the worst pick up line you have ever heard?
Nice shoes...Wanna? 

LAST WEEKS questions....shhh I am behind!  ;)
1. Do you have any birthmarks? If so where?
Yep!  On my neck, mistaken as a hickey several times...And on my shin.

2. Where did you last go on vacation, where are you going next?
Last vacation, like got on a plane?  To Hawaii. Next vacation, to Hawaii! 

3. What is your favorite physical feature on yourself?
I can't pick just one!  My eyes and smile. :)


Look around the room find something that begins with an A, B, and C. What did you find?
A. Air freshner
B. Body lotion
C. Coffee cup and cell phone!
If you had to…skydiving, or bungee jumping?
OR!  Oh...that's not an option is it.  Hmmm...Skydiving.  I would much rather be shot up into the air tho!!!