Monday, December 31, 2007

Celine Dion tearing it up with a Tina Turner song...

she tears it up... yeah girl.. i love you! ha ha ...

the good napkins... another email i got...

The Good Napkins
This cracked me up!
Tell me you all didn't wonder about these when you were little!!
THE GOOD NAPKINS... ahhhhh... the joys of having Girls...
My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake).
One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet doors was ajar.
I read the box in the cabinet.
I then asked my mother why she was keeping 'napkins' in the bathroom.
Didn't they belong in the kitchen?
Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for "special occasions" (her second mistake).
Now fast forward a few months....
It's Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner. Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone.
Mine was to set the table.
When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into laughter. Next came his wife who gasped, then began giggling.
Next came my father, who roared with laughter.
Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a "special occasion" Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge!!
My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent the other adults into further fits of laughter.
"But, Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!"
Isn't it easier to just tell the truth?! ????????
Pass this on to your girlfriends who need a good laugh.

invitations... which do you like better?

my dream reception.... i could NEVER afford this... but WISH i could....

colors for my bridesmaids....

This one is called Azalea

Palm Beach Coral (my original choice)

Persimmon - i think i like the DARK color in these the best now... oh boy... the choices the choices...

i love these bouquets... what do you think?

i have to find a florist for my wedding... it's in may and i'm getting down to the nitty gritty.... anyone know a CHEAP florist or of somewhere that is decently priced that can ship them to me? any thoughts would be GREATLY appreciated... i'm fine with doing whatever i need to do MYSELF as well... my girls are creative so they can put the bouquets together if need be...

it's so nice to see...

the PERFECT people have blemishes too... and they are not as perfect as magazines make them seem... airbrushing is at an ALL TIME HIGH i guess...

you can imagine the JOY i felt reading the story about finnegan... i have sent the email around before but do not think i have posted it... i freaking LOVE that story... couldn't we all learn from animals? they don't discriminate...

Finnegan the Squirrel

Debby Cantlon, who plans to release Finnegan, the young squirrel, back into the wild, bottle-fed the infant squirrel after it was brought to her house.

When Cantlon took in the tiny creature and began caring for him, she found herself with an unlikely nurse's aide: her pregnant Papillion, Mademoiselle Giselle.

Finnegan was resting in a nest in a cage just days before Giselle was due to deliver her puppies.

Cantlon and her husband watched as the dog dragged the squirrel's cage twice to her own bedside before she gave birth.

Cantlon was concerned, yet ultimately decided to allow the squirrel out and the inter-species bonding began.

Finnegan rides a puppy mosh pit of sorts, burrowing in for warmth after feeding, eventually working his way beneath his new litter mates.

Two days after giving birth, mama dog Giselle allowed Finnegan to nurse; family photos and a videotape show her encouraging him to suckle alongside her litter of five pups.

Now, Finnegan mostly uses a bottle, but still snuggles with his 'siblings' in a mosh pit of puppies, rolling atop their bodies and sinking in deeply for a nap.

Finnegan and his new litter mates, five Papillion puppies, get along together as if they were meant to.

Finnegan naps after feeding.

Finnegan makes himself at home with his new litter mates, nuzzling nose-to-nose for a nap after feeding.

fox hunt...

good quote by a woman i admire...

"Some of us are timid. We think we have something to lose so we don't try for that next hill." -- Maya Angelou

an email i recv'd this morning... it's a good one!

Something not to laugh about

If they know of him at all, many folks think Ben Stein is just a quirky actor/comedian who talks in a monotone. He's also a very intelligent attorney who knows how to put ideas and words together in such a way as to sway juries and make people think clearly. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary
Herewith at this happy time of year, a few confessions from my beating heart: I have no freaking clue who Nick and Jessica are. I see them on the cover of People and Us constantly when I am buying my dog biscuits and kitty litter. I often ask the checkers at the grocery stores. They never know who Nick and Jessica are either. Who are they? Will it change my life if I know who they are and why they have broken up? Why are they so important?

I don't know who Lindsay Lohan is either, and I do not care at all about Tom Cruise's wife.

Am I going to be called before a Senate committee and asked if I am a subversive? Maybe, but I just have no clue who Nick and Jessica are.

If this is what it means to be no longer young. It's not so bad.

Next confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don' t feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu . If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution, and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him?

I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.

But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this Happen?" (regarding Katrina)

Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.

And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?"

In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.

Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about and we said OK.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.

Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

the ole' changeroo....

i actually just posted a few things... and it would NORMALLY say the time for right now and the date... but since these postings were from BEFORE xmas, i went in and changed the posting date and time... wasn't sure if you all knew you could do that... makes for a BETTER timeline... i didn't want ALL my holiday pics posted on the same day... but now it's really 2:26am and i'm pooped... i'll be back tomorrow... peace and chicken grease beeatches! nitey nite... i'm going up to the in law apartment to go to bed... i love it up there.. tara's old apartment that i'm sure she misses sometimes cause it's so quaint and comfy cozy ... and has BRIGHT windows... that is what i love the most... ta ta

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

we wish you a merry xmas...

merry christmas everyone....  sorry i have not been posting in a while... i was sick and then busy trying to get christmas shopping done and just have not had the energy to be honest...  and since i was sick, i was obviously not feeling up to taking pics and posting them....  i just wanted to check in and say MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! i will post new pics soon since i have taken some pics of the holidays....

Monday, December 24, 2007

xmas eve at ati's aunt and uncle's... the angelillo's..

yummy farfale pasta with shrimp and brocolli and peppers... and a bunch of other yummys... i'm freaking STARVING looking at this...

uncle danny cutting up the pork...

the bacala that mr. and mrs. d prepared and brought... i like it, but only in small portions... the fish is sort of too strong for me... i will eat it but your breath is HORRIFYING after...

yummy salad with balsamic viniagrette.. i LOVE IT...

melted in your mouth...

i am so upset that i forgot to take a pic of the baked stuffed shrimp though... nancy makes that traditionally and it's my FAVORITE...

Saturday, December 22, 2007

wrap me up...

decorating the tree....

i love colored lights... i'd wouldn't have it any other way... reminds me of my fantastic childhood ...

adding some silver garland... i love garland... couldn't do icicles this year cause maryjane would probably eat it and choke .... i had to yank a piece out of her mouth and it was going down her throat... i worried it was going to wrap around her organs... but she's fine...

adding the white garland...

adding some bulbs.. and some regular sentimental ornaments..

somebody was pooped after trying to knock all the bulbs off and mama had to repremand her time after time... i guess she gave up and was pooped...

i have to take a final photo of my tree... but i was so busy i forgot.. and now i'm at the shore for a few more days so won't be able to take any until later this weekend...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

our christmas card..

i made this on shutterfly... you likey?

stay lyrics by sugarland

i get the chills when i hear this song... so much RAW emotion and the way jennifer sings it... oh yes... chills baby chills...

I've been sittin' here starin' at the clock on the wall
And I've been layin' here prayin'
Prayin' she won't call
It's just another call from home
and you'll get it and be gone and I'll be cryin'
And I'll be beggin' you baby
Beg you not to leave

But I'll be left here waitin'
My Heart on my sleeve
Oh for the next time we'll be here
seems like a million years and I think I'm dyin'
What do I have to do to make you see
She can't love you like me

Why don't you stay
I'm down on my knees
I'm so tired of bein' lonely
Don't I give you what you need
When she calls you to go
There is one thing you should know
We don't have to live this way
Baby, why don't you stay

You keep tellin' me baby
There will come a time
When you will leave her arms
And forever be in mine
But I don't think that's the truth
And I don't like bein' used
and I'm tired of waitin'
It's too much pain to have to bare
To love a man you have to share

Why don't you stay
I'm down on my knees
I'm so tired of bein' lonely
Don't I give you what you need
When she calls you to go
There is one thing you should know
We don't have to live this way
Baby, why don't you stay

I can't take it any longer
but my will is gettin' stronger
And I think I know just what I have to do
I can't waste another minute
After all that I've put in it
I've given you my best
Why does she get the best of you
So next time you find
you wanna leave her bed for mine

Why don't you stay
I'm up off my knees
I'm so tired of bein' lonely
You can't give me what I need
hen she begs you not to go
There is one thing you should know
I don't have to live this way
Baby why don't you stay

Sugarland ~ Stay ~ Jennifer Nettles ROCKS

i know i posted this a while back but i love it so much i posted it again... jennifer is the shit! lemme go get the lyrics too.. hellz ya!

i'm gonna sell a shitload of these!

i can't take credit for this FANTASTIC IDEA..... it originated, as far as i know, on this blog... but since i think it's such a freaking fantastic idea, i figured i'd post it as well...

notice the "toy" in the dogs mouth? it's a vick chewy... how appropriate no? go ahead you cute little doggie, bite his head off....

you wanna laugh your arse off?

check out this blog..... it gives me LOADS of joy all the time... she is a RIOT! LOVE HER!

Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo

Merry Christmas to ALL!

the little punk...

the most recent pics of the cutest little punk in CT... he's getting ready for the pats game in the first pic and then just chillen with his daddy in the green outfit... i love him in green... don't you want to squeeze those cheeks?

aren't these a riot?

don't you just love these towels.. i cracked up when i saw the ad..

how adorable are they...

i think kate hudson is gorgeous... just like her mother.. and her little guy is adorable.. his name is ryder.. his NAME is even adorable... love the outfits.. this is for a magazine..

i love celine ...

but i have to be honest in saying i think her son is very homely..
i am sorry if that is mean..

i jumped the gun ...

i guess i jumped the gun in saying GUESS WHO'S BACK cause it obviously was NOT ME! i just couldn't get motivated AT ALL to post... but today is a new day... i have to do a lot of work today so that i can get next weeks work done TODAY because i'll be on vacation next week... i am out of my mind excited!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Doberman Hide and Seek

I LOVE this dogs face..... ADORABLE!

you have got to be kidding me right now....

How ADORABLE is Britney Spears Little Sister? I mean seriously, she is a very very very sweet faced young girl.... and now look at what she has done... read below.. and she has her own nickelodeon show too... not anymore... how WICKED WICKED sad! She is waaaaay too young to do this to herself.. why are kids still not using protection?

Britney Spears's 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant. Nickelodeon, which carries her TV show Zoey 101, said in a statement: "We respect Jamie Lynn's decision to take responsibility in this sensitive and personal situation. We know this is a very difficult time for her and her family, and our primary concern right now is for Jamie Lynn's well being." Spears and her mother confirmed the pregnancy to OK! magazine, saying she was 12 week along and the father is Jamie Lynn's longtime boyfriend Casey Aldridge. Aldridge's mother confirmed it to "It was a shock for both of us, so unexpected," Jamie Lynn told OK!, according to the Associated Press. "I was in complete and total shock and so was he." Spears told the magazine that after confirming the pregnancy with a home test and a subsequent doctor's visit, she told only one friend – then waited two weeks before telling anybody else, including her parents. "I needed to work out what I would do for myself before I let anyone's opinion affect my decision," she told the magazine. "Then I told my parents and my friends. I was scared, but I had to do what was right for me." She told her parents just before Thanksgiving. "I didn't believe it because Jamie Lynn's always been so conscientious," her mother, Lynne Spears, told OK!. "She's never late for her curfew. I was in shock. I mean, this is my 16-year-old baby." Aldridge's mother, Joyce Aldridge, told TMZ she was "aware of the recent interview regarding her and being pregnant" and that "we are in agreement with everything that was said by Jamie Lynn." "Everything is fine," Joyce Aldridge added. Spears, a high school junior who is 10 years younger than Britney, had until now escaped much of the attention about her personal life that has surrounded her sister. Jamie Lynn stars as a schoolgirl at the fictitious Pacific Coast Academy in Zoey 101, finishing its third season next month as one of Nickelodeon's highest-rated shows. A rep for Spears was not immediately available for comment.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Amy Winehouse "Love Is A Losing Game"

i just LOVE her music but she needs to get her sh!t together and drop that drug addict hubby of hers... her voice is great.. LOVE HER!

guess who's back...

well, i can say i am back all i want.... but i'm only 50% back... i still feel shitty and i am still very weak... but i am actually at my desk at work today so i am feel better... that was hell i tell ya... then i get in and hear that my good friend kim, i've talked about her before, is home and throwing up ..... ugh! i feel for her.. TRUST ME... been there this weekend... what torture! my fingers are having a hard time typing cause i'm so weak... i think i ate maybe once in four days... everything else made me sick... so i lost like 10 lbs and look scarey and ugly right now... pale, nasty... just not good... i'll be back after i have some oatmeal... i'm gonna start off eating something more bland... it's good to be back though... can't wait till i'm 100%.

Monday, December 17, 2007

death bed....

just wanted to quickly check in to say sorry for not posting in a few days... i think this is the first time since i have started this blog, that i have not posted in this long... but i have been on my death bed, seriously.... i have the flu so bad... it has taken over my entire body and left me in shambles and an utter mess on my couch.. for the last 3 days... it has been hell... i do not wish this on anyone! today is the better of the days so far... but saturday and yesterday i was literally crying to myself on my couch.. from being so achy it's not even funny.... i'll be back when i feel better... wish me luck! ugh... i actually wish i was at work.. so you KNOW i feel shitty~!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Melissa Etheridge - Breathe

my girl melissa etheridge rocking out... i love to watch her perform and she gets into her music.. LOVE IT.. YOU GO GIRL!

Everlasting by Sonicflood

very touching video from my boys.. sonicflood!

Michael Bolton - Said I loved you...but I lied

i know he looks a little crazy with that hair and all.. but i can really jam out to him in my truck i tell ya... there's no doubt about his talent though.. whether you like this sort of music or not.. he tears it up!

HOME by Michael Buble

i very well could have posted this before in a prior posting but since i love this song and how he does it so much, i'm posting it again! plus, he's adorable! ENJOY!

can he be any stinking cuter?

ryan just got his 3 month pics taken...his mama sent them to me so i have to post them.. how stinking cute are they? this one of him laying sideways has me almost in tears i'm laughing so hard.. i can't wait to see him again and snuggle him.. his mama refers to him as her little punk... which is adorable.. you know how boys are... cranky sometimes... ha ha