Friday, January 30, 2009

we got a wii

We got a Wii today! How much fun is this thing. I also ordered a Wii fit from ebay. Love that place too. Son 2 and L came up for supper- roast, potatoes, carrots, salad, gravy, bread-homemade and browies! yummy

Then we played wii. bowling, gold, baseball, ping pong, fishing, lots of stuff!
I can't wait to get the wii fit.

Off to bed I go...

Tootle loo

Thursday, January 29, 2009

2 for 1 post

I just got this little tid bit from the other 'queen'- Martha Stewart herself. Well Im sure it went to a million others but here you go!

100 Reasons to Get Rid of It

I received a link to this list from Martha.

Because You Have Too Much Stuff
1. 1.4 million Americans suffer from chronic hoarding & clutter.
2. People burn 55 minutes a day looking for things.
3. 80 percent of what we own we never use.
4. 1800GotJunk.comPay someone else to take out the (big, cumbersome) trash.
5. Publicstorage.comLock it up in more than 2,100 locations around the U.S.
6. redshield.orgSchedule a pickup with your local Salvation Army.
7. earth911.orgFind local recycling and reuse programs for all kinds of household items.

Because It's Fun
8. 127sale.comSet up shop at the World's Longest Yard Sale, August 2-5, along 450 miles of Highway 127 in the southeastern U.S.
9. Or peddle your wares in your own front yard on National Garage Sale Day, August 10.
10. Swaporamarama.orgAttend nationwide clothing exchanges and do-it-yourself alteration workshops.
11. Wildzipper.comWatch as a pile of your favorite old T-shirts is converted into a quilt.
Because Someone Else Needs ItCell Phones
12. Verizonwireless.comPut a refurbished phone (of any brand) into the hands of a domestic violence victim.
13. Eco-cell.comOr let its sale benefit an environmental charity.
14. Care.orgSend a phone to the field staff of a poverty-fighting mission.
Digital Cameras
15. Operationhomefront.netHelp keep service members in touch with their families.
All Technology
16. Rethink.Ebay.comWork with charities to find homes for consumer electronics.
17. youthfortechnology.orgPut scanners, computers, and cameras in the hands of deserving, impoverished kids around the world.
Air Miles
18. Redcross.orgFor Red Cross staff and volunteers
19. Heromiles.comFor deployed soldiers
20. Marrow.orgFor transplant patients
21. Childrenscancerassociation.orgFor terminally ill kids
Furniture & Appliances
22. excessaccess.orgMatch your household items with a local non-profit's wish list.
23. help1up.orgFurnish homes for disaster victims.
24. dressforsuccess.orgGive interview and work clothing to disadvantaged women.
25. makingmemories.orgDonate a wedding gown to benefit breast-cancer patients.
26. formal wear to teenage girls who need help getting to the prom.
27. onewarmcoat.orgA free coat to anyone who needs one.
28. boulderrunning.comShip shoes and sportswear to struggling athletes around the world

29. Suitcasesforkids.orgSupply children in foster care with luggage.
30. & givethegiftofsight.orgSend eyewear to men and women in underdeveloped countries.
31. Savethechildren.orgConvert American Express credit card points to cash donations.
32. Cartalk.comDonate a used vehicle to support your local public radio station.
33. Booksforafrica.orgGive everything from storybooks to encyclopedias.
34. Cap4pets.orgSend towels and newspapers to animal shelters.
35. Goodwill.orgFund job training programs and social services.
36. Freecycle.orgPost donations for charities (and regular folks) to claim.
37. Habitat.orgDonate leftover building supplies to Habitat for Humanity's ReStores.

38. Cristina.orgTechnology and training for the disabled and disadvantaged.
39. Sharetechnology.orgConnecting donations with charities across the U.S.
40. Worldcomputerexchange.orgSend computers to more than 50 developing countries.
Because It Can Be Turned Into Something Else
41. Nikereuseashoe.comRecycled footwear materials become sports and playground surfaces.
42. Patagonia.comDonated Capilene base layers become polyester fibers for new Capilene garments.
43. Pangea organics' packaging becomes an herb garden when planted in soil.
44. Cargo cosmetics' PlantLove lipstick tubes come in plantable boxes that sprout wildflowers.
45. Pencilthings.comOld newspapers become colored pencils.
46. Vivaterra.comRubber tires become sleek purses...
47. rugged iPod covers.
48. Gaiam.comPlastic soda bottles become durable hammocks.
49. Recycline.comYogurt containers become colorful plates, flatware, toothbrushes, and razors.

Because It Will Make Your Life Better
50. Getting rid of clutter will reduce housework by 40 percent.
51. Erase a $10K credit card debt (with an average interest rate) 65 percent faster -- and pay 75 percent less total interest -- when you pay double the typical minimum monthly payment.
52. Download security software like Stopzilla to keep a lid on computer pop-ups.
53. Around 23 percent of people pay late fees on bills they cannot find.
Because You Can Get Something Back
54. Return six MAC Cosmetics containers to any MAC store and receive a free lipstick.
55. Trade in an old iPod and receive a 10 percent discount on a new one.
56. Coinstar.comEasily convert spare change into "real" money.
57. Craigslist.orgSell it to your neighbors.
58. ebay.comSell it to anyone
.59. cash for gift cards you'll never use.
60 Paperbackswap.comTrade the books you have for the ones you want.
61. Peerflix.comTrade the DVDs you've seen for the ones you haven't.
62. Spun.comClear off your CD shelves, and make money in the process.
63. Titletrader.comThe great entertainment exchange: books, music, movies, and games, all swapped in one place.

Because It's Old/Expired
64. energystar.govReplacing old appliances with new, energy-efficient ones saves money and fuel.
65. Running shoes should be retired after 300 to 500 miles in order to prevent injuries.
66. Deep-six your toothbrush every three to four months.
67. Swap your pitcher's water filter every two months (or as directed).
68. Change out disposable air conditioner filters once a month during cooling season.
69 Replace the batteries in your smoke detector at least once a year.
70. foodsafety.govFind the USDA's recommended storage limits for refrigerated and frozen food.
71. Throw out mascara and moisturizer after three months.
72. Discard foundation and sunscreen after six months to a year.
73. Keep concealer, lipstick, eye- and lip liners, fragrances, powders, blushes, and shadows for only a year and a half to two years.
74.-76. Say goodbye to the dried-out remnants of your favorite no-longer-available lipstick, and check out, T.J.Maxx stores, or Lancome's beauty bye-bye program for replacements or duplicates of discontinued cosmetics.
Because You Don't Want to Suffer from "Stuck Song Syndrome"
77. And these five tunes are among the most persistent: Chili's "Baby Back Ribs" jingle, "We Will Rock You," the "Mission Impossible" theme, "YMCA," and "It's a Small World After All." (Tip: Try drowning them out with classical music, which is less likely to haunt you after it's turned off.)
Because the Last Thing You Need Is More Paper Lying Around
78. File your taxes through an authorized IRS e-file provider.
79. Eliminate paper statements by banking and paying bills online.
80. Call 1-888-567-8688 to stop unwanted credit card solicitations.
81. Opt out of mailing and telemarketing lists by logging on to
Because There's a Better Option
82. Search for phone numbers online instead of storing bulky Yellow and White Pages volumes.
83. Lose the road maps and get a GPS system to download up-to-date travel guides.
84. Read "Dating Up: Dump the Schlump and Find a Quality Man," by J. Courtney Sullivan (Warner Books, $14, 2007).
Because You Don't Want to End Up Like Them
85. Miss Havisham in "Great Expectations"
86. Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale in "Grey Gardens"
87. Oscar Madison in "The Odd Couple"
88. The family in the documentary "Packrat" (
89. The Bronx, New York, man who, in 2003, was trapped in his home under an avalanche of books and newspapers for two days before being rescued.
Because If They Said It, It's Probably True
90. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo da Vinci
91. "Less is more." -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
92. "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -William Morris
93. "You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative." -Johnny Mercer
94. "The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want." -Frank Butler and Frank Cavett, "Going My Way"
Or Just Because...
95. It has no value, sentimental or monetary.
96. It hasn't been used in over a year.
97. There is no logical place to keep it.
98. It doesn't work.
99. An ex gave it to you.
100. And what's the worst that can happen if you throw it out?
Tootle loo

snow days

I love to look outside and see the sun shine on the snow! Sooooooo pretty.

We are at day 3 of no school! Yep snow/ice in OK. We have a bit of snow on top of the ice, so the snow melts slowly and the ice is still there.

Yesterday hubs was home with his shoulder again, but off to work today. He took the Jeep and so I WILL be at home. I would not even think about taking his truck.

I always think I have to do stuff on snow days. Like clean and clean and clean. But yesterday I read and read and read! Yep, I sure did. I read Outer Banks. It was so cozy in my jammies. Yes, all day in my jammies bottoms and sweatshirt! Then started another book last night. That was after I decided to steam clean the bedroom bathroom. I need to repaint the bathroom and the trim. So I got out my little steamer thing and off I went!
I could paint the bathroom, sew some slipcovers for the kitchen table chairs, and do some other things productive, but I think I will just read again. Hmmm with some hot cocoa and a big fat blanket by the fire! Yep, thats the ticket for today.

I made bread in the bread maker and chicken noodle soup yesterday, so supper is ready! hurray!

Better get going, I have a busy day planned.... hahahahha

Tootle loo

Monday, January 26, 2009

Icy roads.....

Oklahoma is famous for icy roads! We got it again today. I generally takes hubs 22-24 minutes to get home from TU. He left at 5:15 and got home at 8:30!
He called me from HWY 75 and was getting off at 106th St N to head north. He got to HWY 20 and sat there for 30 minutes while other cars struggled to get up the hill. Finally he made it to within 2 blocks of our house and got stuck in a pot hole. So he called me to come push him out! Crap, I was scared to death. I slid down the hill in my Jeep and down the other hill and finally got behind him and 2 guy came by to push him out. 10 minutes later I got back into the garage. He was going to try to go around the 2 hills to our house! 15 minutes later... he has tried to hit the driveway 3 times. Finally he is stuck down the street. He calls me to drive the truck while he pushes it. IT'S A STANDARD... I dont know how.
Here we go, push the clutch, let off the brake, push the gas and sliiiiiiiiiiiide. I slid into the neighbors yard and there sits the truck!
Wheeee, Hubs fell and hurt his shoulder, hip and knee on one of the times he had to stop. What a night. Thankfully TU is closed tomorrow. He is suppose to go in , but we will see!

I love the snow, but not the ice!!!!!

Moey went out to potty and slid across the driveway, gee was she suprised! I think she will start going in the back on the grass.

Tootle loo

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday morning jammies

Starbucks Signature Hot Chocolate- 500 calories.

I am in love with this yummy drink. I had one this afternoon while running errands on Owasso. After I got home, I looked to see how many calories. Guess, I just drank my lunch!

What a week!
School was stressful with one of my students literally getting beat after getting in trouble at school. So that of course was a call to DHS! I have rocked babies at the Center and it is soooooo not the place to take this kiddo! So DHS made a house call and hopefully scared the squat out of the "bully" dad. The little boy need meds for ADHD so desperately and Dad doesnt believe in them. I understand his concern, but this is such a severe case of ADHD. This little guy cant function in class. He is 9 yrs old and acts without a conscience most of the day. I have really been tested this year with him. he has been a big challenge, but no child should ever get beat. I tried to explain to Dad that it wont make any different to spank him. He cant control his behavior. Anyway, hopefully it wont happen again.

Grammer is about the same. She has been moved into the 'memory' section of the nursing home. She has a private room, but still wont eat much at all.

I have a wedding tonight and a wedding mtg after church tomorrow, then serve dinner at redemption ministries after that! whee! No wonder my mind is full of thunderstorms!

I am trying to slow down, but I dont know what to cut out of the schedule. I am only making jewelry for request. I think I will let the web page go and just keep a note on the side bar of my blog and maybe do etsy.

I am wanting to go to Dallas or Houston and spend the weekend with son #1. I think we will be able to get together the last of February for the TU/SMU BB game. Son #1 has a news girl in his life, I haven't met her yet. hmmmmmmm. He is a busy boy!

If you have not been by Bath and Body... get there. They are having a big sale on Wallflowers. $5.00 for the two pack.

That all for now...

Tootle loo

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


What a weird thing... the mind. How can a normally sane person at the age of 93 become delusional, combative and out of their lovin mind?

My sister was going to take Grammer to her house and care for her in 2 weeks, hopefully to give her the feeling of being in her home until she dies! Its Ok with all involved. All research for beds etc., was completed and we went to OKC to tell Gram. She was in a 8x8 ft sq. room with a window to the hall and a door without a handle to get out. she was literally out of her mind! She was furious thinkin she was in jail, or crazy. we could not calm her down. She was ripping her clothes and depends off by herself! I have never seen anything like this. THIS IS NOT MY GRAMMER!
I though I was going crazy in there with her. Especially when we couldn't get out either. Thank goodness all 3 of us were there. We would not have believed each other that this was happening.

She was always a bit ornery, but never like this. What happens in the brain? she was manageable 2 weeks ago! What is going on? She want so back to die and instead lies there not knowing anything that has to do with short term memory.

On our way back from OKC, my sister and I, well actually me, had a question. I know its a crazy question and I have been raised in a Protestant family since birth and been at Church weekly. I know God sent Jesus to die for my sins... I know all these things and believe them. I have a deep faith! But if our life is planned for the best by God, why do we pray? Are we trying to change His mind? Ask for the plan to change? Is this part of His plan? I understood when my Dad died of pancreatic cancer, that was a disease and it got his body. I prayed for healing and he was ultimately healed by God and went to heaven. So, why do we pray?

Hmmm, I only hope that God will relieve her pain and suffering by sending angels down to take her to heaven tonight, Amen

Tootle loo

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday night excitement

Isn't this a beautiful picture. I borrowed it from a blog... I can't remember which one, but its not my beautiful picture. I just makes me smile! How about you?

This weekend went FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of, course I slept until 10:00 on Sat and then had a power nap that afternoon. Whew! Today was Church, lunch and work at school getting lesson plans ready. I always wait until the last minute. No good when 21 kids are staring at you on Monday morning.

Grammer is eating a bit and seems to be leveled out with her meds. I think this "special" hospital has been great for her. Dementia is a crazy disease.

Better go, I have some stuff to do!

Tootle loo

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Grammer isn't eating or drinking,
I pray for the desires of her heart...
But I am actually afraid of the results,
Of that prayer.

Tootle loo

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bells are ringing

Bells are ringing... school bells,New Year's bells, wedding bells, wacko bells. they have all rung this past two weeks.

What a great Christmas Break I have had. So quiet, laid back and peaceful. We had a wonderful Christmas full of family and food. Boy, my mom can cook a yummo Christmas dinner. Why does it always taste better at Moms????

New Years came barreling in at OKC while at a wedding. Again with the family! Fun and peaceful.

May your new year be filled with peace, love and the joys of family.

I have been blessed with the best hubs., fantastic boys and a family of silly goofy wonderful people.

From our family to yours... Happy New Year!

Tootle loo

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year/ Perfect Wedding

We spent New Year's Eve in OKC at a beautiful wedding. Matt and Natalie Dill
Son #1 was the best man- yep he is the one with the new year crown on. Of course queeniep's son would do that. We were at the Petroleum Club on the 35th floor and had a wonderful view of the festivities in downtown OKC. Our hotel-Sheraton was nest door, so no crazing driving.
We were able to visit with a group of the boys fraternity guys and had a great ti,e.
Natalie, Matt, Ryan, and the bro's
Hub's and I celebrating at the strike of midnight! Yep, I had a few glasses of champagne...

Son #1 and momma

Son #2 at gramma's on Christmas!
I have more pictures, but I am way tired. More later
I hope you had a great day and are ready to tackle all that has in store for us this year.
Please pray for my grammer. She is currently in the hospital in OKC. She fell after throwing her walker! Yep, she did. Anyway she is soooooo confused. They will be doing some evaluations to re-do her meds and hopefully get her leveled out. I pray for the desires or her heart! She wants so bad to go 'home' to family that is already in heaven! My heart is heavy with worry and I hate to see her this way. This is not the way my grammer is. Why do elderly have to suffer so very much???
tootle loo

Tootle loo