Monday, December 8, 2008

Thought about telling you all about our weekend but, I don't have pictures ready, instead you get a me-me that I read over here and decided, shoot....if she can meme herself, so can I. Besides, I'm feelin' kind of lazy this morning. Pics tomorrow...promise!

1. Five names you go by
a) Grace b) Gracie c) Shawne d) Mom e) honey
2. Three things you are wearing right now:
a) dark grey docker type pants b) make up c) grey patterned top
3. Two things you want very badly at the moment:
a) a NAP b) for my stupid panic attacks to take a frickin' hike already
4. Three people whom I would like to see fill this out:
Anyone who reads this! Just take the meme and run with it.
5. Two things you did last night:
a) Watched 88 Minutes w/ hubby b) Laid in bed with Lil Man and watched cartoons til we fell asleep
6. Two things you ate today:
a) Yogurt b) a Pepsi? Srsly, I haven't had any other's only 9am!
7. Two people you last talked to on the phone:
a) My doctor's office b) My husband
8. Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
a) Work b) Get Bubby's meds refilled
9. Two longest car rides (I’m interpreting this as road trips and I can't remember road trips from childhood):
a) From KC to TN on our honeymoon b) KC to Branson
10. Two of your favorite beverages:
a) Pepsi b) Peach flavored tea

Pick a color for the things that you have done. Mine are in bold letters.I have…
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped (and I never will)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill-but Lil Man was sick, does that count?
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Skied a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (OK, so it was in a game with small children)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (documentary)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (and I never will)
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (I've been published IN a book...does that count?)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant

Good Lord but I'm a boring and deprived person LOL........ I can't believe how many of those things I haven't done!!! Granted, some I wouldn't *want* to do, ie....rock climbing, bungee jumping etc......but some of the others, I'd love to do---go to Paris, see the Alamo, visit the White House, go to Disneyland......

So.....what about you??

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Of turkeys and men....

Yeah, that's about as creative as I feel today. Sigh. We've been so slammed here at work, I didn't even get to wish anyone a happy Thanksgiving, belated tho it is, Happy Thanksgiving! We spent it at my parents house (my mother in law is out of town til tomorrow) and my brother came in from L.A. .....and couldn't wait to hop his hiney on a plane back there after the cold and snow we had over the past weekend, LOL. It was a good time.....all the usual food trappings etc etc and visiting with family etc etc......ate too much etc etc......

I didn't step one foot in any department store on Black Friday. Hell no. Not even going there. Besides, we did end up getting the majority of our shopping done a couple of weeks ago......a couple of gift cards are all that's left.

Other than that? We've all been sick ('cept for Bubby....I don't know how the hell the kid does it, but he never gets sick) with something. Lil Man has strep throat, lovely. I swear to the heavens that Randy has bronchitis.....and I'm pretty sure mine's just your garden variety cold....blech. We lazed around all weekend, watched movies..... were very boring overall.

But, when I came in this morning and was catching up on my blog reading....I came across an entry that just said everything that I've wanted to say re: autism and Aspergers and high functioning and low functioning and bad parenting ....and all that other stuff. Here.... go read this and then come back and let me know what you think. She's one of my very favorite bloggers.....straight up honest, silly, funny and a damn good writer..... I'm hella jealous ;-) Seriously I'll wait.

Back? So, what'd you think? Probably everything I've wanted to say about Dennis Leary and his sorry assed book (or, for that matter, anyone who is as delusional and misinformed as he is about autism and ASD), she said it better than I could ever imagine.