Saturday, February 21, 2015

Color Me Rad - 2015 - Agony of De Feet



This will be our 3rd year of doing "Color me Rad" - with all of it's rad-a-liciousness.   Last year was flippin' awesome - but this year is going to be even better than last year because they have added 4 extra color stations - WHAT?  8  places to get blasted with deliciously awesome color?  Say WHAT?

Anyway, I can't even express how much fun this Race has been for us in the past.  I am not a runner - I am more of a run, walk, walk, walk, jog, walk, walk, walk, mosey type.  (Mostly because I was so out of shape in the past that there is nothing else that I could do - just not a runner guys.)  But, that does not mean that I don't love to participate!  So, that's what we are doing again!  

If you want to come down and join with my team - we are "Agony of De Feet" - (Awesome, right?)  And we won't judge if you shuffle along.  Promise.  I will be shufflin' right there with you!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Oh Yeah - Goin' to Boise in a month!


 I love Music - ALL KINDS of music!!  I love the kind of music that I can jam out to in the car, or sing really loudly to when I am cleaning my house.  I love the kind that picks me up and makes me feel good.  I listen to it all!

So, it's not unusual that I also love "Christian Rock" - I mean - MercyMe is AMAZING.  I know that you have all heard "I can only Imagine" and "Homesick".   These songs touch me.  MercyMe does not tour that often - mostly because these guys are family guys and the touring thing is not really part of what they do. (They don't like being away from family).  So, many years ago when I really started to  love their music, I just resigned myself to never being able to see them in concert.  I get it - that's not their gig.  But they are coming with the roadshow this year! (EEEP!)  And so close to Utah?  OK. I know Boise is not THAT close - but it is pretty close.  So, we got tickets to drive up and see the show. :)  YAY!  If you still need a little recollection of who they are, here's their video:



Then - they decide to bring along a few others that I have been getting to know.  Jamie grace is fun - really fun - to sing to.  And Matt Maher has some stinkin' good tunes as well.




I really have to thank the Misses, because he's the one that really got me listening to the next group - Crowder. :)  I know that the guy looks like he is from Duck Dynasty - but I promise, he's got a great sound.  And his music is just so moving.

So, I hope that you enjoy the song as much as I have - and if you get a chance to go and see this awesome group, don't knock it because it's not mainstream pop music.  They are truly awesome!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ode to my Friend - My Ben

Benjamin Barker - Obituary


This is my Friend - Ben.

Ben passed away in January.

Ben took his own life.


I was not as close to Ben as I would have liked to be.

Every time I saw him though, it was as if time had not passed.

Ben was warm, and welcoming, and a good person.


Ben introduced me to several online games (Which I promptly got addicted to).

Ben had a beautiful son with my sister.

Ben made my late work nights at Famous Dave's endurable and fun.


I am so sad that he is gone.

Even though we did not talk much, I am sad that he found himself in a place where he felt that he had to take his own life.

We will miss you terribly, Ben. Until we meet again.




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I love Celebrity Jeopardy


Celebrity Jeopardy - SNL 40th Anniversary Special by cilgintv

Most don't know this about me - but I LOVE Celebrity Jeopardy.  Loved it then, love it now - and I was so glad that they did one for the anniversary of SNL. :)  So, to share this awesomeness I am attaching the link for all.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Why I haven't updated my pictures - WHY?!?

OK - Ok.  For all of you whiners out there ( YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE ;) and so do i)  Just a quick note as to why I have not updated my pictures on the blob.  The reason is actually really simple and kind of silly . I have a lovely Kadoodle.  Miss Kadoodle has braces on her teeth right now, and she made me promise that I would not update our family pictures until the braces came off of her faces. (LOL - see what I did just there?).



Now, I am a lady of my word - I say no family pictures until she gets those things out of her mouth and she is feeling confident about her smile once again.  I will probably have to do this again when D-Man gets his braces, but I don't really think so.  I don't think that boys are nearly as vain as girls are.  Anyway, true to form, we have not had any family pictures taken since she got her braces on.

No kidding!  Seriously, my sister is a photographer and every time she comes over to my house she tells me that I need to update my family photographs.  Um. No.  I made a promise and I refuse to update anything until the young lady doesn't have metal mouth anymore.  :)

But guess what - we have taken selfies! BWAHAHAH! :)
(See how she cut it off just there)  I have another one or two (though) where I get a full shot... like this one!
See!  Now that is a lovely girl right thar' - with her long har'!  And even though she has braces and she is OK with taking regular pictures, she is still not quite OK with family photos.  So, there you all have it - don't you worry - as soon as it happens I am scheduling an appointment and getting the portraits updated and the blob updated and everything - because the other kids have grown... and grown and grown and grown... so it would really be a great thing to get more recent pictures of everyone, right?  HERE'S TO STRAIGHT TEETH! 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

It's curved - it's Awesome - It's mine!


So, UM (Embarrassed)  I really thought that it was not going to be big enough.  Well, not until we got it out of the box and put it up on the stand - oh - it's big enough.  And though the Misses keeps wanting to know if I want to take it back for the 70" Vizio, I don't think that I do.  I don't think that the 5 inches will really matter in the long run considering the picture on this toy is AH-MAZING!

So, we welcome to our home our new TV.  What happened to the Old TV?  Well, the story of this is that it became a computer monitor for the Misses new computer that he got (Finally, after much begging and tears and a little bit of gnashing of teeth).  What happened to his old Samsung monitor that he HAD to have a few years back?  Well, it became mine.  SO, now I can see what I type when I am blobbing!  (not that it will really help, but there have to be perks somewhere, right?)

Biggest complaint about this whole process - actually, I have two.  I didn't really want the TV.  Actually, I didn't really want any of it - I prefer to be debt free... and buying these things means that I have another payment that I would prefer not to have.  But I am weak when it comes to the misses and his pleading puppy dog eyes when it comes to newer gadgets and toys.  SO, the domino effect took hold and we now have new stuff.  Second biggest complaint is that nothing installs with ease the way that they make it sound like it should. Nothing.  It's never just an "Out of the box quick setup".  No, instead it's throwing tape measure's on the ground when things don't go your way and complaining about all of the extra work that you now have to do because of the way that components fit and what not.  It's aggravating (To say the least)!  It totally is not necessary to have an attitude about things when they don't go JUST your way the first time around.  I know that when it is all said and done it will be fine, but it is OK to relax and take one step at a time instead of throwing a fit when things come off without a hitch the first time around.

With the two primary complaints I wonder to myself, "Is this all worth it?"  I think that in the end it is, but definitely during the process of setup, I would have to humbly disagree.  Vehemently.    It will look amazing when it is done - it will work well - but at least try to have a good attitude about the process too.  People are watching you, ya know.

Also, on a side note - I did update the blubber blob again.  Things are going really well with the Medifast diet.  I am quite pleased to say the least. :)  So, for all of my friends that have been considering this - I really recommend that you give it a try.  For those that have started it because they were inspired by my successes - Isn't this great?  I mean, we are doing so well ! :) 

Anyway, that is all for now - I will take pictures once the setup is complete, because really - my Family Room is AMAZING!