Friday, April 28, 2006

Child Slavery.......What we should know....

At work, every January my team has a competition to see who can lose the most weight.....whoever loses what they say they will lose goes to the BIG LOSER Luncheon. Since I lost 27 lbs, I went to Lunch on Monday with all the Losers! It was a great lunch!
Tuesday, we had an off site lunch meeting.

Wednesday, we had our Women's quarterly luncheon...............The speaker at the Women's luncheon spoke on a topic most of us are unfamiliar about........The topic was on Sex Slaves/Child Trafficking. The average child who is abducted into sexual slavery is between 11 and's mostly girls who are abducted. The children are abducted all over the world, even right in our backwards. The abductors are using several different approaches to take our children away from us. The abductors tell some of the children they will have better lives away from their families, they will become famous, etc. One of the biggest way a child is abducted is via the internet. Pop-up adds for Porn sites come up constantly when children are researching or playing on the internet. Parents, I urge you to closely monitor ALL of your child's activity on the computer. Please don't be a friend to your child, PARENT them.......Make it a point to know their friends, the Parents of their friends, all of your Child's passwords on the computer for email, blogs, games, etc. Please never divulge too much information on the internet. The information someone has on you or your child means they are ONE step closer to finding you. If you would like more information on human trafficking please go to

Peace be with you........In God's Grace I stand,

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Girl's Night IN

On Saturday, we had a Girls Night In while the Guys went out! The Girls had a great time! I really did not want to the Girls Night In, b/c I did not want to deal with all the kids running around and causing havoc. To my surprise, I had a GREAT time! It was great holding Allison or Abigail, and playing with the big kids! When Jillian came running up to me just to give me a hug and kiss, it was joyous! When I hold a newborn, it brings such peace to my life. I look forward to the day I have my children. Honesty, I fear having children b/c they do not stay newborns forever. I have come up with a solution to my little fear! Once my children are eating solid foods, and are beginning the toddler stage, I am shipping to the Biel family. They already have 5 kids.........what's a couple more, right?!????!!

The Facts of Life......

It's amazing how quickly life passes before you.......It's amazing when a smell takes you back to the Good Ole Days! I used White Rain hairspray this morning for the first time in years. My Grandparents have always used White Rain. My MawMaw always said it was the best hair spray.
I keep remembering my childhood, and all the time I spent with my Grandparents. I have a picture of my Grandparents on my computer I see everyday. It was taken on 02/27/04. Who would have ever thought 2 years later we would have been at my MawMaw's funeral? This morning I was remembering all the great times I had with MawMaw. She was truly a great Lady........She was also a little on the crazy side, but then again I think that's where my Mom and I get it from! ;)

Praise God for Grandparents.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I hate it......

Here's a list of things I dislike/hate:

I hate going to the dentist.

I hate driving in the city (people do not know how to drive).

I hate being so fair complexed that I burn everytime I am in the sun.

I hate when people where socks & sandals together.

I hate it when people where black shocks while wearing shorts!

I hate when people dominate the conversation (b/c I want to dominate it).

I hate when people judge me before they know me.

I hate being on a diet.

I hate feeling lost.

I hate feeling needy.

I hate needles.

I hate having to budget my money.

I hate dating.

I hate living in Dallas when the temperatures are over 95 degrees.

I hate when I fall asleep in church.

I hate it when people think they are better than me.

I hate when people compare themselves to me.

I hate that I compare myself to people.

I hate taking out the trash, and doing yard work.

I hate that it took me 2 years to figure out how to use the TV, DVD, and VCR player together.

I hate not being able to pick up the phone to call an old friend.

I hate when I see my ex.

I hate when I feel like I have no time to myself.

I hate mornings.

I hate over-committing myself.

I hate when bad food (normally the great tasting food) is always the worst food for you.

I hate when the good food for you is so much more expensive than the bad food.

I hate that I am single.

I hate picking up dog poop.

I hate rude people.

I hate it when I do something stupid in my car and get caught doing it (i.e. I love dancing or singing in my car, but everytime I seem to get my groove on I feel someone staring at me---BUSTED again).

I hate shopping at Christmas time.

I hate when I have to ask someone for directions a hundred times before I actually remember how to get to their home.

I hate trying on clothes.

I hate laundry.

I hate when I start projects at home, but never seem to finish them.

I hate when I have blonde moments!

I Love it..........

Here's a list of things I Love:

I love my birthday.

I love making people laugh.

I love Saturday and Sunday Mornings when I can read a book, drink coffee or hot tea, and have country music playing in the background

I love driving on road trips.......I love road trips.

I love getting home in the afternoon from work to see my dogs after a long day at the office.

I love people watching (people are so weird).

I love having a clean house.

I love the Moment of Silence at church before one of my Pastors prays.

I love being in invited to events.

I love planning events.

I love going to Estate Sales or garage sales.

I love Christmas.

I love the guitar, sax, and the piano.

I love being outside when the weather is beautiful.

I love hearing a child's laughter.

I love watching children grow so quickly.

I love traveling.

I love sleeping when it's raining outside.

I love reading.

I love TV.

I love cooking (when I have time).

I love having girl's nights out.

I love talking to my family, and visiting them.

I love tulips.

I love talking about the "old days" when my responsiblities were so much less.

I love making new memories with my friends & family.

I love meeting new people.

I love MEN!

I love having crushs.

I love being single.

I love holding a newborn.

I love the beach and the mountains.

I love book club.

I love a great glass of wine.

I love losing weight.

I love watching movies.

I love shopping.

I love dating.

I love taking pictures.

I love having a direct view of the sand volleyball court, and the pool from my apartment.

I love the colors purple, forest green, pink, and black.

I love my cute little apartment.

I love flirting.

I love my red curly hair.

I love being fair complexed.

I love my church.

I love ice cream.

I love a great bowl of gumbo.

I love popeyes fried chicken.

I love Pizza.

I love when I can trust someone.

I love that my Parents are both Christians.

I love it when my Faith in Christ Jesus grows everyday!

I love blogging.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

About me....

Accent -- Everyone else has an accent......I do not have one!
Booze of choice -- Bourbon
Chore I hate -- Laundry
Dog or cat? – Dogs
Essential electronics --Remote Control
Favorite cologne -- Rapture by Victoria Secrets.
Gold or silver? -- Gold!
Insomnia? -- Not ususally
Job title -- Ruler of the Underworld
Kids? --Do 4 legged kids count?
Living arrangement -- Rent a cute little apartment
Most admired trait -- My hair or my Laugh
Overnight hospital stays -- 2 times when I was an infant
Phobia -- Death
Quote --4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13
Siblings -- 1 brother.
Time I wake up -- 5 to 5:30a.
Unusual talent/skill -- Do I have talents?
Vegetable I refuse to eat -- brussel sprouts, beets, collard or mustard greens (Gross).
Worst habit -- Watching too much TV
Yummy foods I make -- Gumbo
Zodiac sign -- Aquarius

Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter Fun!

Easter weekend was so fun-filled & exciting I wish I could have one more day off! Friday, I went to Dallas Blooms with my friends Deb & Robert! The day was was the perfect day......not too hot & not too cold! Deb, Robert and I sat down for about an hour just enjoying each other company, taking in the scenery, and people watching! I just love people watching at public events! People are so very strange, I love them all! Saturday, I went to my Church's Easter Egg Hunt! My friends who organized the Hunt did an amazing job! We even had people who are not members of our church come to the Hunt! It was great seeing new faces. The children really had lots of fun! Sunday was Easter! Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks for your amazing gift! I Love & Honor you always! I went to Church on Sunday. Pastor Bruce preached on Hope! Bruce's sermon was wonderful! After church, I went over to the Biel House for lunch & games! I had an amazing time at the Biel's! I learned how to play a new game.......It's called Farkel. Doesn't the word Farkel sound absolutely dirty?! It was a really fun game!
I pray every one had a Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Friendships & Dating

How do you tell a friend you are interested in you want to be more than friends? I have thought about this for weeks now, and I can not seem to come up with an answer that does not make me look like a teenager or just a complete idiot! HELP!

Hoppy Easter!

The Easter Weekend is one of my favorite weekends. It's a great time to reflect on the amazing Gift God gave to me. Praise to God for asking his only Son to die such a horrible death so I may have eternal life! Glory to God in Heaven, and Peace to his Children on Earth!

My weekend is going to be filled with lots of great things! Tonight, the men in my church are acting out "The Living Last Supper". I love this performance. It's a little long, but at times it truly brings me to tears. I am actually doing the make-up for the play tonight. I wonder how many of the men I can actually make look like a woman!
Tomorrow, I am going to the Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum! It's one of my favorite events to attend in Dallas.
Sunday afternoon, I am going over to the Biel's house to spend Easter Sunday with my "adopted" family in Dallas. We are going to eat, and play games. One of my favorite things to do is play Mexican train or chicken foot with the crazy Biel's.

I pray everyone has a great Easter Weekend!

God Bless!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Is Today really Monday?

My weekend was great. Friday night, I went to dinner with some friends. After dinner, I went home and took a long needed bath. It was blissful, and so relaxing! Saturday night, the girls and I had a girl's night out! We painted pottery, and went to dinner.....It was a great night, and I can not wait to do it again soon. I remember when my nights would consist of going out to a club, and drinking and dancing the night away. I loved those days. If I actually had friends who still went clubbing I would go.......but most of my friends are married with children, or in committed relationships . What I need is a great Single Friend, and a Great Gay Friend who still likes to "go out". OR What I actually want is Boyfriend for myself! Any takers? I will be taking applications Sunday thru Saturday 9am until 10pm. Please send any Single Males my Way.

I can not believe Easter is this Sunday! It seems like Christmas was only yesterday! I am off on Good Friday.......I maybe going to the Ft. Worth Zoo. I love going to the zoo.
Since Easter is Sunday, does your family have any special traditions for Easter?

Friday, April 07, 2006

Friday Night is Date Night

Hello Friends! Tonight is going to be great! I have a date! I am truly excited about tonight........Let me tell you a little about my date. My date is gorgeous, a devoted Christian, has a great sense of humor, enjoys life, is well rounded...........My date is MYSELF........that's right people, I have a date night planned with myself. When I arrive home this afternoon from work, I am going to do all the chores I can before my night of pampering begins. I have toes that need to be painted, a facial planned, a book that wants to be read and a long hot bubble bath in mind. I am such a Loser.........I remember not very long ago when Friday and Saturday nights were reserved for REAL dates with Real men! In the words of my favorite songs, "Where have all the Cowboys gone?" I am actually looking forward to my time to myself tonight, b/c the rest of my weekend will be filled with outings! I have a girls-night out planned tomorrow night which I am really looking forward too! It's going to be great getting to know the Ladies better!

Have a great fun filled, safe weekend! God Bless.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

30 days and counting.......

TODAY IS MY 30TH DAY ON MY CEA-HOW PROGRAM DIET. 30 days--WOW! Today, I get to add grains back into my diet. I lost 18 lbs this month! 18 lbs is Great! The first week was a little hard, but I made it for 30 days! Skinny World here I come!

A Member of the Sisterhood

Last night, I had my "Official" Ritual of being welcomed into the Sorority. It was Great! I really truly love being in the Sorority........My Mom has been in her Chapter for over 20 years, and ever since I was a little girl I was thought it would be awesome to be a member of one! I know I will always have friends I can count on! I received the Torch Sorority magazine last night, and I was reading stories about my Sisters all over the world........It's truly amazing to be a member of a Group of Women who care and love each other so much! I am Proud to be a Sister of Beta Sigma Phi!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Muscles, Friends, and Church

My weekend was filled with good friends and misery. Friday night, I went to dinner with some good was a great night out! I truly enjoyed myself! I love cooking at home, but at times it's so much more enjoyable to have someone wait on you, serve you food, and clean up the dishes!

Saturday was a great day from hell! My Sorority and I were car hops at Sonic as a fundraiser. We worked for tips from 10am to 5pm! I had a great time spending the day with my friends. It's always good to see my Sorority Sisters! BUT did you know you have ten thousand butt muscles, leg muscles, back muscles and arm muscles?!!!? I wanted to stretch my muscles so when I got home, I took the dogs on a long walk. Well, after the walk with the dogs, I thought my legs were going to fall off. I took a very long extremely hot bath! I think my bath lasted for a solid hour! I finally decide to get out of the tub, but since every muscle in my body was screaming I could not get up! I had horrible thoughts of me having to call 911 to get me out of the tub! Can you imagine the call? It would be something like this:

911 operator: What's your emergency?

ME: Well, I took a bath, and now I can not seem to get my big butt up and out of the tub......

911 operator: Ma'am can you please repeat that? (hahahahahahahaha)

ME: Here's my problem......I decided to take a bath after a long day of working and standing on my feet........When I decided to get out of the tub, my muscles are way to sore and my butt is too large to I have been stuck in the tub for hours........and I do not seem to be getting any can you PLEASE send over the Sexiest Fireman, Policeman, and EMT to my home I can get out of the tub.

911 operator: Ma'am (hahahahahaha), they are on their way (hahahahahahaha)

Praise God I did not have to call anyone to help me! I found some movement in my afterall and finally got out of the tub!

Sunday was a good day..........I truly enjoy my church, and all we do to glorify God! I am truly blessed to be a member of such a caring church. Last week, one of our Life-Long Church members passed away. Her name is Carolyn. Carolyn was a wonderful strong Christian woman whom I aim to be like. She was so grounded in her Faith, Family, and Church that she will be truly missed. Praise and Thanks to Christ for the wonderful Life Carolyn lead........Praise God she lived everyday with a positive attitude even with all her pain caused by cancer. Thanks to you Lord, for bringing Carolyn and the rest of her family into my life! She will be truly missed!

In God's Amazing Hands.

Have a great week!