February 2005

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Monday February 28, 2005

3 Things

01 | my family
02 | my house
03 | my car

01 | bad drivers
02 | roaches
03 | clutter

01 | employees at Walmart
02 | inconsiderate people
03 | super stars

01 | pictures
02 | computer
03 | stuffed animals

01 | rocking
02 | watching my sons
03 | watching Spiderman

01 | lose weight
02 | go to Australia
03 | actually travel to a lot of places!

01 | read
02 | talk
03 | teach

01 | loving
02 | cautious
03 | easy going

01 | be stress free
02 | stop yelling
03 | stop drinking Diet Coke

01 | U2
02 | silence
03 | noises of a baby

01 | mean people
02 | rap
03 | stupid people

01 | Mexican food
02 | pizza
03 | mashed potatoes

01 | to sew better
02 | better photography skills
03 | patience

01 | water
02 | diet coke
03 | milk

01 | Smurfs
02 | I Love Lucy
03 | Three’s Company

Posted 2/28/2005 at 8:45 PM

Sunday February 27, 2005
Birthday Traditions

Birthday tablecloth. Our daughter has a “birthday tablecloth” and each year her hand and foot prints are painted on it with the year written & a special decoration to symbolize the year.

Birthday Journal Book.  Each year at the birthday party a journal book is passed around for family and friends to sign their names and/or write a message as well as to track the gifts.  This is a unique and cherished book to look at later in life.

Explore a small cake. On the first birthdays in our family the child has a small cake which they can explore and eat on their own. A series of photographs are taken of this event usually including tentative fingers and then faces in the cake.

Birthday poster.  Every  year on the child’s birthday a poster is made.  The poster represents all of the things that are pertinent to the birthday child. For example, the poster may contain drawings of a new puppy, favorite toys, new words or sayings.  We display the poster for all the party guests to see and then hang it in their bedrooms until it is replaced by a new one.

Posted 2/27/2005 at 9:16 PM

Sunday February 27, 2005
As I was looking for pictures to scan for ’98, I saw a picture of Drew drinking from his sippy cup at about 9 months. Alex is nearly 12 months old and doesn’t have a lot of desire to use a sippy cup and really doesn’t pick it up on his own, etc! So at dinner I tried to get him to drink out of it and again, not much luck! I went to the computer to see what the normal age is to be using a sippy cup, etc! It’s hard for me to remember all this since there’s such a big gap between kids! Anyway…so as I’m looking for sippy cup ages, I start seeing all these articles about sippy cups causing speech impetements, etc! I’ve never been one to raise my kids by the book. I do what I thinks best for my kids and whats best for the family as whole.

Anyway after doing more research I found other articles that said these were unsupported findings. People are always looking to find something wrong with something! It just drives me crazy! LOL!!

As for Alex…while writing this entry (off and on for the last hour) I gave Alex his sippy cup while playing in his play pin…he sucked it down…all 4 oz! I’m excited! So I think I need to start reducing the number of bottles will help.

Posted 2/27/2005 at 7:7 PM

Thursday February 24, 2005
Drew earlier:

“Mom, I have a question for ya. What does the tooth fairy do with all the teeth after she takes them away?”

“I don’t know, what do you think?”

“I think she takes them somewhere and uses them to build something with!”

You gotta love these innocent conversations!

Posted 2/24/2005 at 8:46 PM

Too Cute!
Posted 2/25/2005 at 2:1 AM by t4tots

GOOD ANSWER!  they are so cute when they think of things like that.

Posted 2/25/2005 at 8:1 PM by hunnybunnymom

Thursday February 24, 2005
You are Carrie.
Congratulations! You are Carrie.

Which Sex and the City Character Are You?
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Posted 2/24/2005 at 8:44 PM

Stole that one from you… Well just the quiz… How I would love to be Sex and the City for the summer…
Posted 2/24/2005 at 9:8 PM by msmusic74

Wednesday February 23, 2005
At the end of January, I decided to make a Dinner Menu for February and see how it worked. That way I know what ingredients I need and when, so I’m more prepared. Rob has really enjoyed it too, as he says we haven’t had the same thing in almost a month now! LOL! I had been in a Hamburger Helper everynight mode, which was not fun! The menu idea at first seemed like it would be more trouble than it was worth, but it’s working out nicely! Just thought I’d share that as I eat my new recipe for Chili Mac! YumYum!

Posted 2/23/2005 at 7:14 PM


That is a fabulous idea… I might have to steal that from you 🙂

Posted 2/23/2005 at 8:46 PM by msmusic74

Wednesday February 23, 2005
Trixie Update is an amazing site!! LOL! Check it out!!

Posted 2/23/2005 at 6:8 PM

Wednesday February 23, 2005
Another fun (well kinda) internet thingy!

Bold the states you’ve been to, underline the states you’ve lived in and italicize the state you’re in now…

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you.

Posted 2/23/2005 at 5:51 PM

Tuesday February 22, 2005
Ok! Driving on or near campus is just not fun! It just brings me back in time…traffic, pedestrians, no parking spots, parking cops giving tickets, people running red lights, ETC!! And THAT was just getting there!

Yesterday I did my presentation that I ranted and raved about a while back…GLAD to have that over with! I just HOPE and PRAY that I don’t get “chosen” for anymore!

Last night, I watched the last hour and half of Gone With the Wind, which I think is the most I’ve seen of the movie at one time!! My Grandmother loves that movie. I would really like to see the whole thing through from beginning to end. It is just an amazing classic and to think it was made in 1939!!! WOW!!


Posted 2/22/2005 at 8:28 PM

Tuesday February 22, 2005
Like I said on my comments below, certain IE versions the sub menus don’t work. I got rid of all borders in the menus. I don’t think that will make a difference, but let me know if that works any better.


Posted 2/22/2005 at 5:30 PM

Monday February 21, 2005
Do me a favor! Check out my new family website. You should be able to pull menus down on “us”, “vacations”, “pics” and they have sub menus that come out from the side that you can click on. The others will have drop down menus that you can click on (no sub menus). If something doesn’t work, let me know exactly what it is and what browser and version you are using. I’ve tried it on several browsers PC and mac. You must have JAVA turned on in your browser preferences.

If you have any problems, let me know.


Posted 2/21/2005 at 8:23 PM

When i try to get to the sub menus, they go away when i hit the border of the main drop down.  if i’m really quick and move over fast I can sometimes get to them.  I don’t know if you can change the timing or if you need to reduce the padding/border width.  I hope this helps.  I have a PC (Windows 2000) and using IE 6.0.  I just checked it on Mozilla Firefox and it works fine on that.  🙂
Posted 2/22/2005 at 9:55 AM by singoutandsingloud
Thanks! On certain IE versions the sub menus don’t work and I’m not sure how to make them work…I’m looking into, but now that I have the main links on the first drop down menus I’m not quite as concerned. I’ll let yall know if I find a solution to make it work!

THis JAVA stuff is complicated for my brain!! LOL!!!!!!

Posted 2/22/2005 at 5:27 PM by LRStan

Friday February 18, 2005

We went to the AU baseball game tonight and I took quite a few pictures. Here’s a few in black and white, which I love! I think I’m going to wait and post a baseball game album in a few weeks after I get lots more pictures. It’s late and my eyes are killing me…more tomorrow!

Posted 2/18/2005 at 11:53 PM


Fun at the game..yea!!

To make the collages I use Lumapix software, but you can also do it with photoshop.

Posted 2/19/2005 at 12:46 AM by t4tots
Great pics!
Posted 2/20/2005 at 2:16 PM by misscharmed2879

Thursday February 17, 2005

Albuterol = The Energizer Bunny!

Ok, have I told you what this Albuterol does to Alex? Well, we were warned by the dr about this, but I didn’t REALIZE! Ughghgh…he’s all over the place! We just have to put him in his crib, because he get’s tired, but just keeps going and going and going!


His other tooth is about to cut through!!

Posted 2/17/2005 at 9:17 PM


So cute!

Posted 2/18/2005 at 1:2 AM by misscharmed2879

Monday February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine’s Everyone! It’s funny, as much as I LOVE Valentine’s Day, Rob and I don’t celebrate it! Anyway…hope everyone had a great romantic day!

Posted 2/14/2005 at 10:4 PM

Happy V-day!
Posted 2/14/2005 at 10:21 PM by misscharmed2879
Happy V-day!
Posted 2/14/2005 at 10:21 PM by misscharmed2879

Monday February 14, 2005
Here’s my new look…and once again, I’m not sure I totally like it. I’m still trying to get some other stuff on the side and I’m trying to figure out why the links are not centered up! Let me know if something looks weird or doesn’t work!


Posted 2/14/2005 at 9:14 PM

I dig the new look 🙂 I can’t see the pics though there are X’s where they should be?????
Posted 2/14/2005 at 9:31 PM by msmusic74
My pic is gone too, must be a Xanga issue….
Posted 2/14/2005 at 9:32 PM by msmusic74

Saturday February 12, 2005
Find My Spot!
Here were my top spots…

Norfolk, Virginia    Heart of the Hampton Roads
This spot was the only American city completely destroyed and rebuilt in the Revolutionary War; a British cannonball in St. Paul’s Church wall is a reminder…
Population: 1,551,000  |  Average Home Price: $132,000  |  Precipitation: 45″  |  Snow: 7″

Charlotte, North Carolina    The Queen City
Home to First Union and Bank of America, this spot is renowned as a financial center…
Population: 1,335,000  |  Average Home Price: $185,000  |  Precipitation: 43″  |  Snow: 6″

Richmond, Virginia    Rising Star of the South
Patrick Henry made his famous “give me liberty or give me death” speech at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in this city in 1775…
Population: 966,500  |  Average Home Price: $204,000  |  Precipitation: 43″  |  Snow: 14″

St. Louis, Missouri    Wonder of the Modern World
The Sporting News recently named this the best sports city in North America…
Population: 2,600,000  |  Average Home Price: $150,000  |  Precipitation: 36″  |  Snow: 18″

Nashville, Tennessee    Music City, U.S.A.
Though best known for its music, this spot also boasts the Hermitage, home to Andrew Jackson, Americas first president from the wild “West”…
Population: 545,500  |  Average Home Price: $153,000  |  Precipitation: 46″  |  Snow: 11″

Louisville, Kentucky    Home of the Kentucky Derby
This beautiful river city was home to Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken…
Population: 801,000  |  Average Home Price: $150,000  |  Precipitation: 43″  |  Snow: 17″

Posted 2/12/2005 at 8:10 AM

Friday February 11, 2005
Ok, well…I got my hair to do something. I put it in rollers and it look ok. If I had my camera, I’d take a pic and show you, but Rob has it. I’ll get used to it! Rob and Drew are in Florida now. I’m hanging out. Alex is sleeping. Nick is watching TV in the living room. Rosie (the dog) is at my feet. I’ve been cleaning and washing clothes. I rented some movies, but I’m probably going to wait and watch them tomorrow. I had invited a friend from work over to watch them, but she’s busy tonight. She said she could do it tomorrow night, so maybe that’s what we’ll do.

I’m gonna go read some more blogs and probably clean some more…….

Posted 2/11/2005 at 8:33 PM

Friday February 11, 2005
Have you ever gotten your hair cut and afterward you want to say “OH MY GOSH…LET ME HAVE MY HAIR BACK PLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAASE!!!????” That’s how I’m feeling now!! My hair was getting really long and it’s been almost a year since I’ve had it cut. I got it cut the week before Alex was born. So I said I wanted it right below the shoulder….she cut it right below my EAR!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!! I’m sad! I’m trying to figure out now what I can do with it. I can bearly pull it back in a pony tail without it falling out on the side….

Posted 2/11/2005 at 5:33 PM

Booooooooooo for haircuts you don’t ask for!!!! I got some pretty short hair myself, but it’s always short. She just whacked it EXTRA good this time, heheh… Just think it’ll grow back though and probably pretty quick… I’m trying to be optimistic for you 🙂
Posted 2/11/2005 at 6:28 PM by msmusic74

Wednesday February 9, 2005
Rob took Alex to the doc today. He has his 1st ear infection and is wheezing. So he’s on an antibiotic and Albuterol. Poor thing! He’s been sleeping since I got home, but he needs the rest.

Rob and Drew are going to Tallahassee Friday for the weekend for the AU vs. FSU baseball series. Boys weekend out, I guess you might say! I was really looking forward to the weekend with just me and Alex. Rob’s brother is staying with us as he is trying to move here soon (find a job, apartment, etc). No biggie.

Posted 2/9/2005 at 8:9 PM

Tuesday February 8, 2005
What a day!! There is something going on with these 5th graders!!! They are just crazy!!

Poor Alex is suffering from this awful crud!! He’s been running a fever, but we’re keeping it down with Tylenol. I was up with him last night, but he woke up happy and seems to be feeling good.

Drew is participating in his school’s Read-a-thon. It is amazing how he’s learned to read. It’s a great feeling knowing your child can read! I know that sounds cheezy, but as a 5th grade teacher who has students who don’t know all thier letter sounds, it can be scary!

I’m excited to hear from “old” friends!

Posted 2/8/2005 at 7:42 PM

Sunday February 6, 2005

I went Xanga shopping again during the Sugar Bowl…so those of you checking my site out…Thanks for visiting!

Posted 2/6/2005 at 8:33 PM

Thanks for subscribing to me!
Posted 2/7/2005 at 12:54 AM by misscharmed2879

Sunday February 6, 2005
Wow! Tomorrow Alex will be 11 months old. I need to start thinking about his 1 year party. I just can’t believe how fast time goes by! I was looking at Candi’s new pics and it seems like she just had her 2nd son, but he’s 6 months old now! Sheesh!

Today we actually made it to church before Sunday School! Lately we’ve been sleeping and I haven’t been setting the alarm, so we couldn’t make it on time. But we did good today! Then we went straight to the AU baseball game. We pulled off a win in the bottom of the 9th! Then, we let Drew stay for the autograph session. He really loves the AU players as he continues to meet more and more of them. He’s also been learning how to take score. Drew will be playing machine pitched baseball starting in April, which we signed him up for yesterday (a whopping $65 to play!!)

I’m still on a cleaning rampage. I’m working on my closet still. Rob decided he’s going to redo our filing cabinet so I’ve been trying to find everything that needs to go in the filing cabinet. I’m taking the little filing cabinet to my work. I’ve also been bagging up baby clothes. I just have to keep some of the stuff. I’ve kept a few of Drew’s baby outfits and some that were T’s.

I guess I’m gonna go. CYA

Posted 2/6/2005 at 5:24 PM

Saturday February 5, 2005
Have you ever noticed your children narrate everything!!! Sometimes you just listen and you’re like “WHY ARE YOU TALKING???” LOL…or am I the only one to be so privileged?

This is Drew:
“I’m going to draw now so I need to find my crayons. Where are they? I don’t know where they’re at! I’m going to get some paper and I’m doing to cut out a heart….” and on and on and on!!!!

Posted 2/5/2005 at 9:7 PM

Saturday February 5, 2005
I’ve got an awful headache. I think it’s all this sinus stuff that I’ve got going on. I was supposed to be going to the baseball game, but I’m just feeling BLAH! This is me…

Drew said last night, “Mom, you’re just the best mom even when you don’t do things I like, your still the best mom! You know just the bestest mom in the world!”

You gotta love it!

Posted 2/5/2005 at 4:42 PM

Friday February 4, 2005

You are <p>
You’re nice and reliable, and a good friend to have in any situation. Make sure sure you’ve got something interesting inside though, you want to keep people coming back for more.
Posted 2/4/2005 at 8:6 PM

Thursday February 3, 2005
Exciting, exciting news!! Alex got his first tooth!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 2/3/2005 at 8:34 PM

Tuesday February 1, 2005
Idea from t4tots!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to any page.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in my comment box.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you!
(feel free to tell us what book it is or leave us hanging LOL)

Here’s mine:

“And guess what else?”
Drew’s library book: “Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy”

Posted 2/1/2005 at 8:39 PM


“Sandy heard that liquid squelching sound again.”  From “From a Buick 8” by Stephen King.

The fifth sentence from page 165 of the hardcover edition.  That’s funny!  It’s the closest book on my nightstand, although, not the one I’m currently reading.   🙂

Posted 2/2/2005 at 1:1 AM by TexanWmn
Pectoral fins have white leading edges.  On page 174 from Aquarium Fish by Dick Mills about the fish Harald Shultz’s Corydoras. 
Posted 2/2/2005 at 10:8 AM by takingyouhome
Posted 2/2/2005 at 5:35 PM by LRStan

High-rated municipal bonds usually offer a lower rate than corporate bonds.  From “Your Guide to Understanding Investing”

What??  Well, to explain….I’m at work, and I train new Financial Consultants, so that’s all I could come up with on my desk!   :p

Posted 2/3/2005 at 4:43 PM by jesclay10

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