Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Tibits

A few months ago I decided to do a Continuing Education Class at my Church- Boston Avenue Methodist (Tulsa). So anyway, I had some time to get my duck in a row, well they need to begin quacking on Tuesday. I am teaching 6 classes under the category of "Simply Christmas". Its all about simplifying Christmas. Some quick and easy crafts, finger foods, cocoa, and a devotion. I am busy getting all that ready.
Week one- personalized clip boards
Week two- bath salts, bath oils
week three- personalized cups
week four- necklaces
week five-
week six

yep I have a few holes, but by Friday I will have it ready to be printed, and the supplies purchased ready to roll.

I subbed Monday and Tues at my old school, whee I am so tired, off to pre school tomorrow!

Tootle loo

Monday, September 28, 2009

Can you believe this ...

I was going to weed the flower bed yesterday. This was there instead. It is HUGE. I mean at least 5 inches in diameter. Needless to say no weeding. Hubs says its a good spider, HAHAH!

Other news. I did some subbing today and will again tomorrow, A freind of mines daughter has the Swine Flu. It was pretty easy today and I figure tomorrow as well. Off to bed. Who know I might be working all week. yikes.

Tootle loo

southern football pt 2

I saw this at preppy 101, so true:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL - North vs. South

Women's Accessories
NORTH: Chap Stick in back pocket and a $20 bill in the front pocket.
SOUTH: Louis Vuitton duffel with two lipsticks, water proof mascara,and
a fifth of bourbon. Money not necessary - that's why we have boyfriends.

Stadium Size:
NORTH: College football stadiums hold 20,000 people.
SOUTH: High school football stadiums hold 20,000 people.

NORTH: Expect their daughters to understand Sylvia Plath.
SOUTH: Expect their daughters to understand pass interference.

NORTH: Don't care if their daughters know what a football is.
SOUTH: Expect their daughters to buy a new outfit for Homecoming each year and marry a football player.

Campus Decor:
NORTH: Statues of founding fathers.
SOUTH: Statues of Heisman trophy winners.

Homecoming Queen:
NORTH: Also a physics major.
SOUTH: Also Miss America.

NORTH: Rudy Guliani
SOUTH: General Neyland

Getting Tickets:
NORTH: 5 days before the game you walk into the ticket office on campus
and purchase tickets.
SOUTH: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on
campus, put name on waiting list for tickets, then still have to camp out.

Friday Classes After a Thursday Night Game:
NORTH: Students and teachers not sure they're going to the game, because
they have classes on Friday
SOUTH: Teachers cancel Friday classes because they don't want to see the
few hungover students that might actually make it to class.

NORTH: An hour before game time, the University opens the campus for
game parking.
SOUTH: RVs sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for
the weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday.

Week of Big Game:
NORTH: Don't even know who they are playing on Saturday.
SOUTH: Choose outfit + accessories with school colors in mind, make signs to support the home team, get shakers ready, pray for a victory, and bow down or try to high-five football players when you see them in their pre-game "walk".

Game Day:
NORTH: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV, wondering why "Game Day Live" is never broadcast from their campus.
SOUTH: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushes over
to where ESPN is broadcasting "Game Day Live" to get on camera, cheer tirelessly, and wave banners

NORTH: Raw meat on a grill, beer with lime in it, listening to
local radio station with truck tailgate down.
SOUTH: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking
accompanied by live performance by "Hootie and the Blowfish," who come
over during breaks and ask for a hit off bottle of bourbon. Televisions set up with satellite dishes so you don’t miss any football games shown that day.

Getting to the Stadium:
NORTH: You ask "Where's the stadium?"
When you find it, you walk right in.
SOUTH: When you're near it, you'll hear it. On game day it becomes the
state's third largest city.

NORTH: Drinks served in a paper cup filled to the top with soda.
SOUTH: Drinks served in a souvenir plastic cup, with the home team's mascot on
it, filled less than half way with soda, to ensure enough room for

When National Anthem is Played:
NORTH: Stands are less than half full,
and less than half of them stand up.
SOUTH: 100,000 fans, all standing, sing along in perfect four-part

The Smell in the Air After the First Score:
NORTH: Nothing changes.
SOUTH: Fireworks, with a touch of bourbon.

Commentary {Male Fan}:
NORTH: "Nice play."
SOUTH: "Dammit, you slow sumbitch -tackle him and break his legs."

Commentary {Female Fan}:
NORTH: "My, this certainly is a violent sport."
SOUTH: "Dammit, you slow sumbitch - tackle him and break his legs."

NORTH: Neutral and paid.
SOUTH: Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song, with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.

After the Game:
NORTH: The stadium is empty way before the game ends.
SOUTH: Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker. While somebody goes to
the nearest package store for more bourbon, planning begins for next
week's game.

Nothing else in the universe comes even halfway close to the
glories of Southern Football. ;-)

Tootle loo

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday stuff

Its time for Saturday Football.

What else do you do on a wonderful, sunny, Fall, Southern Saturday??? You play NCAA Football.

!st game is the Alma Mater OK STATE- Go Pokes. We used to be at all the games, perfect section O tickets, fly over in the plane, and have a blast. We began going before the boys were born and then took them to the games once or twice each year. It was great to see the same people each year and see how their lives have changed. They watched as I was pregnant with both boys and until they were about 5 and 7. Then the boys began to have sports on Saturday's and we let those tickets go. I wonder how much to replace them now???

So advance 18-20 years and we are at Tulsa University. Hubs employer, the boys Alma Mater and we are at all of the football and Basketball games. Same seats for years. Once again you watch as people change and kids grow. Love it
Lance has a house near TU now, so tailgate at his house starts today.
So what else is there to do in the south on a sunny, Fall, Saturday?

Tootle loo

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits

I found these on the beach this afternoon. They are soooo pretty. I am going out early in the morning and get some good shells.
This is our cottage at www.seabrookwa.com We are right across the street from the beach and its just beautiful.

This was our rustic cabin on Lake Quniault. We were there for 2 days. hubs slept on the daybed. The bedroom had a full size bed and we kept hitting each other. Very rustic, but relaxing.

Sunset from the balcony of the deck where we are now.
Loving this vacay. We are relaxing and doing whatever we want. I think tomorrow we will go to the beach and get shells and maybe to Ocean Beach... maybe not. Who know. I am getting ready to eat some yummy lemon chiffon ice cream.

Tootle loo

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Me at the 1st Starbucks... yummy
Eating lunch by the bay. The pigeon was waiting for the remainder of my salmon. When we left, it swooped in and grabbed it right up. I believe that area is Puget Sound. We watched the cruise ship and ferries as we ate.

Oops, I thought this was a pic of Pike Place Market, oh well! Moi again.
We went to the Market and had a great time on Friday. Saturday was a lazy day in Issaquah., A trip to XXX burgers for a bit of fat! then on to Trader Joes for a few items to take with us to the beach. I also found a fun store called Halloween spirit or spirit of halloween, anyway!! I had a blast in that store. Got a few things, but then I learned they have a website.
Havin fun, update later hugs to all
Not a cloud in the sky, Rainer is lookin good out the window with my coffee and bagel. The pool is clear, and the trees smell like pine. life is great

Tootle loo

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I knew it!

I knew if I waited long enough..."Tara" would be for sale. It is right this very minute! $1.6 million. I do believe I might just buy it, but I will think about it tomorrow.

Off on a vacay---- Seattle, Olympic Forest, Pacific Ocean.
Son 1 stsying here to babysit the dog. Oh, wait a minute its his dog.

Tootle loo