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I cant believe so much time has passed since my last post. I should write about things that have transpired but I am too tired for that at the moment. My legs are literally throbbing! It has been a busy day here in prep for Thanksgiving Day.I have been cleaning, cooking and just overall not sitting down all day long and doing it all on 4 hours sleep. Yippie! So far today, I baked 2 pecan pies, 2 pumpkin pies and 1 chocolate pudding pie (all homemade). I made fruit salad, fresh cranberry sauce, prepped the scalloped potatoe cassarole and one of the 2 mashed potatoes I am making. I am making 2 because dad just likes plan potatoes, I also prepped the turkey that will be going in to the oven around 4:30 am. So tomorrow, I should only have to heat the potatoes, cook the corn and green beans and eat! Hopefully that will happen like that.

I am going to have a house full here. For Lunch it will me 1. Mark, 2. me, 3. britt, 4.Christopher, 5. my mom, 6. my dad, 7. mark's mom, 8. mark's dad, 9 my aunt Debbie and 10. my brother jeff. then I have a few who are going to stop by for dessert. 1. my grandmother, 2. my aunt bev, 3. my friend Joyce, 4. Our friend Brian. I think that is everyone....

Well, Iam going to sleep fr a bit until the turkey has to go in to the oven.

We are about to be leaving for a brief road trip to Austin. Why? Because we are dorks! It is the release party of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King! There are not going to be enough Collector's Editions to go around in Houston due to Hurricane Ike, so we are going to Austin. I don't know what to expect. There maybe tons of people. I just hope we can get our 2 CE copies and 1 regular. It should be fun though. Britt doubled up on school this week so she could take today and tomorrow off.

I am starving and I need coffee!

A Rater Blustery Day
It has been raining on and off all day today. It has been nice except for when I need to be out in the rain but the sky seemed to not that and let up just long enough for me to do what I need to get done. I have had the windows open so I could hear the soft pitter patter of falling drops. A bit ago I was sewing machine quilting my Christmas Tree skirt. It is taking a while to do but I find it relaxing. While I was sewing Britt took a shower and blow dried her hair. Something about the open windows, the bright "hollywood" lights over the vanity,the buzz of the hair dryer, and the smell of shampoo made me think of Summer Camp. Odd how that happened, but it did. For a moment I felt as if I was 12 and at camp in the early morning hours as the girls got up to shower and blow dry their hair. It was so vivid. I felt barely awake and could hear the hushed whispers of girls trying not to wake the others and the soft hum of hair dryers. I could smell the combination of different brands and scents of shampoos. It is not something I have thought about in years. I find if funny how the brain works that way.

We had something odd happen here today. We kept have electrical brown outs. We thought it was because of the rain and that everyone was having them but turns out it was just us. One of the fuses popped so mark went out in the rain and reset it. A few moment later it did it again but the pop sound was coming over from the T.V. area. mark checked it out and the power strip had gone bad. It smelt of electrical burns. It was kind of bothersome. What if that had happened while we were gone? What if it didn't pop the fuse and was still getting power? Thank God it did neither of those things and the worrisome plug has been disposed of.

Long Day
I am so tired. It has been a long day. I was a volunteer at the Clear Lake Families with Down Syndrome Children Seminar. It was amazing to see who a group of people whom 25 years ago would have been cast away and thought of as unproductive are breaking bearers ad proving the masses wrong. It breaks my heart that there are those who think if DS is found in pregnancy that it should be terminated. Yes DS is a hard life but this kids are proving that with the right guidance they can succeed. The keynote speaker herself got a high school diploma with 3.0 GPA and went on to get her associate's degree ad has become a marathon swimmer. It was inspiring and I was glad to be a part of it. I know there are those that don't fit this but with the right instruction most can do well.
Anyhow, I am not sure any of what I wrote made any sense. I am just too tired to think. I may need to edit this later.....

Binges and such......
Last night we had to run some errands. Mark met with a client and since we were on that side of town we all, Jeff included, went ot the Galleria. It was a short trip. We had 3 places we wanted to go to and that is what we did. Mark wanted to go to the Apple Store. I went to The Disney Store and to Teavana. After that we went to Ikea. We walked a lot! My legs and back had already been bothering me thanks to being old and my weather gauge now being the level of aches in my body, by the time we left Ikea it was awful! We went to Cafe Adobe to eat. I was not really hungry even though I should have been but I hurt too much to be hungry, so I got the Adobe Sundae and 3 margaritas. I think the combo of empty stomach, strong margaritas, not having drank anything in a while and intense pain made those things get me a wee bit tipsy! I really thought about calling Steph to come get me so I could jut go to sleep but that would have been silly. "Hey I know it is 10 pm and I have 3 other people with me but can you come get me because I can't drink 3 margaritas on an empty stomach?" The reason I did not call was not so much the stupidity of such an action would be but the fact that I know she would have come. She is a good friend but one day I MAY NEED to make that call and I don't want there to have been a history of stupid calls to make her dread doing it again. Besides don't want to take advantage of the friend who kept my hair back while I was being sick from way to much drinking in the past.

I went to the Disney Store for a new Winnie the Pooh coffee mug. Mark likes to drink out of my Tigger mug and my other Pooh mug is more a soup mug and it a bit too huge for my coffee needs. Britt got a plush Eeyore and I another Pooh for my collection. They were on sale and were so soft and I just had to have one. I went to Teavana for tea bags but ended up getting The Perfect Teamaker that I have been eyeing up for over a year. I also got a set of 4 glass tea mugs, The Perfect Teamugs. I did good other than that. I did not get any other tea since I have plenty here. I did good, maybe as a reward I should go get some more tea from Teavana???? HAHAHAHAH!

A New Day
Well, Obama is President-elect. I am thrilled to see the first black man make that office. I wish it was not this particular black man but hey, the ballot box stuffers and re-voters and dead voters have spoken! So, we will deal with it. The sun still came up today and it will continue to do so for the next 4 years. Life goes on. Even if I am not happy about it. God is still in control.

Today I opened all the doors and windows. Not because it was cool outside but just to listen to the soothing sounds of Suburban House dwelling. I can hear the wind rustle the leaves of trees. There is the sounds of the mail delivery and trash pickup. There is the squirrel running across my roof like he is in a marathon of sorts. I can also here the sounds of post-Ike repairs. The steady rhythm of hammers repairing roofs and fences. I can hear some distant wind chimes and spinning whirly birds on peoples roofs. There is also an occasional airplane and the sounds of far off cars. Oddly, all this seems very comforting to me. The house is quiet except for these sounds. I have been able to just sit and relax and watch the clouds as they sail across the sky. I even imagined myself as one of those clouds. Which is entirely impossible given my total fear of heights but still, I guess if I was able to be a cloud I would be able to overcome that overwhelming fear of heights. For this moment I feel content. I wish I could stay in this moment. The quietness is nice.

Is it really Monday?
I am so tired. It has really been a long weekend. So much so that today does not feel like it should be Monday. My Great Uncle died on Saturday morning. My grandmother is not taking it well. This is her last sibling to go. She has seen more than her share of family and friends die. I am worried that she is ready to just give up herself. I a not ready for her to go.

Saturday, I babysat my cousin's 2 month ld baby. She spent the day and night with us here. She really is a great baby. She never cried but I discovered I am too old for babies. It is too much work. Maybe I am selfish but babies take more than I am willing to give at this point in my life. Now grandchildren, when the time comes will be different.

I am going to vote tomorrow. I had planned to do so this weekend but things went haywire. I am voting and NO I AM NOT VOTING FOR OBAMA!! Why is that a problem? Why is free speech free until you utter those words. I am not thrilled with McCain but I don't trust Obama. He is not a democrat! He is a socialist! So there you have it. GET OVER IT!
I am conservative
I am a Republican
I am a Christian
I am Pro Family
I don't think the schools should get to decide to teach my kids about homosexuality.
War is never good. But if we didn't fight a war we would either be still under a king/ queen or we would all be German and under the rule of someone in the family line of Hitler. Sometimes war has to happen. I don't like that but I have to deal with it.
I am not a mean, close minded, freak! I don't think President Bush sent us all to Hell in a hand basket. I would nto have wanted these last 8 years in his job for anything in the world. So there are my views.

I am tired. Wake me on Nov 5 please.

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My head feels like it might explode. It has been a while since I have had a headache this bad. I have had my normal everyday fairly light ones but this one feels like it might kill me. I am supposed to be taking a nap but the pain is too bad. Nothing is working.

The Mormons came by his morning. Two baby faced young men with he titles of "elders" I really felt old. These kids were about Christopher's age. I was nice and polite but told them I was not interested. Told them I have had Mormon friends but I am committed to my beliefs and did not see the point in having them wasting their time. I also told them to have a good day and thanks for coming by. I also wasn't up for visiting with strangers when my head feels like it weighs a ton.

I think I lost a friend. well, maybe friend is a strong word. More like an acquaintance. Anyhow, we have been talking to him every day on our stupid WoW game for weeks. We voice chat, we text, we have talked to his kid, he told us about asking his girlfriend to marry him all sorts of things. Well, Friday he asked what we were doing this weekend. I told him I was singing at church on Sunday and visiting my grandmother. That was the extent of the conversation. He has since stopped talking to us. I am very confused. I have never pushed my beliefs on anyone. I had not even mentioned religion or anything before. I didn't think I should monitor the mentions of my activities. Would he really stop being my friend because I go to church. I cannot even understand that. I have friends of nearly all beliefs and some with none. I have friends of different orientations. Different political ideals. I just cant imagine not being some ones friends because they said "I am going to church on Sunday". Maybe I am being paranoid or something. I don't know.

All this thinking is not doing my head any good. I will stop now and try to nap.

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Tagged by: Steshluna

The Rules:
A) People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by them.
B) Tag eight people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse (well I'm sure they can, but do you really want to be THAT person?) These people must state by whom they were tagged and cannot tag the person by whom they were tagged. Continue this game by sending it to other people.

1. What are your nicknames?

2. What do you do before bedtime?
Play WoW, watch TV

3. What fandom(s) are you most into at the moment?
World of Warcraft

4. What is your favorite scent?
freshly washed laundry and freshly cut grass

5. What's your favorite game ever?

6. What book you are reading now?
Peace Child and Sting Alley. (books for Britts school)

7. Do you trust easily?

8. What was your first big fandom?
Star Trek

9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
Hurricane Ike

10. What's your pet peeve?
Too many to list

11. What's one childhood item that you still have with you today?
The Children's Bibile my aunt bought for me when I was a baby

12. What websites do you visit daily?
LJ, YouTube

13. Who are currently the most important people to you?
My family, my friends

14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
A caring and trusting person.

15. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To (now thanks to you Stesha over there! HAHA)

16. What’s your favorite item of clothing?
my gown with the kitty cats on it

17. You get to spend the day with a fictional character. Who?
Not sure really

18. What turns you on (in the gender/s of your choice, baby, this is the 21st century)?
kindness, gentleness, chilvary

19. What would you like to achieve within the next 3 years?

20. What should you be doing right now?
Cleaning my house

21. What's your favorite daydream?
Spending the day with my family on a quiet beach far away from the rest of the world.

Ok, So I am supposed to tag someone?? Does anyone even read my daily babble? Well, if you do consider yourself tagged. HAHAHA


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