Friday, December 29, 2006

A Little Bit of Something

Ever have those days, those moments where your mind won't stop racing? You know with all those thoughts of "Oh my gawd! The year is almost over and I have all this stuff left to do!"

I'd love to tell you my mind is racing with fun stuff but it's not. It's racing with the last minute insurance, financial crap. Ok. It's not crap. It's life.

Nothing quite like waiting until 12/31 to get your eyes checked. To buy new glasses because as we all know, I can't have lasik and I have all that money in my healthcare account to burn through or I lose it. I'm going to be making Lenscrafters' day. Ring it up baby.

Then at the last minute, work stuff enters. Racing around to try to get it all taken care of between now and Monday while fitting in a massage, a shopping trip with Ace, babysitting duty with the angels, watching some football, and chilling.

Oh, and I need to get those New Years cards done too.

Man, where does time go?

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Winter Around These Here Parts

Is it cold where you are?

I had to scrape ice from my little friend three times last night (NOTE: that is no one's car in particular. It is some random picture I found on the internet.)

I defrosted and de-iced when I left the office after 7:00 PM, then when we left the pub, and again when we left the karaoke bar. It has snowed the last two nights too.

We are having one heck of a winter I tell you.

Thank goodness for power, heat, wool sweaters, fleece, and especially my fluffy, cream with gold sparkling thread scarf. Oh, and let me not forget the Uggs.

Hope things are good in your world. Warm and toasty too.

Work is craaaaaazy, as it always is this time of the year, for me.

I promise to download pictures and update you on the Christmas festivities soon.

For now, I have to get back to the grind.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Haven't Forgotten

Hi Peeps.

I have not forgotten about you. I hope you did not forget about me.

I thought about you all over the holidays.

Me hopes it is not odd to be wondering what KimmyK and Katherine were doing. See, we've never "met" face to face but those two wonderful women have become part of my life. The internet can bring ya' together in ways never imagined. Hope your holidays were merry and bright. We've got New Years and a bowl game to go don't we?

I loved spending time with those of you I had the blessing to be with and cherished talking with those of ya' on the phone. Much love to T for hanging with me while I played Santa and wrapped 57 presents.

I now understand why parents stay up Christmas Eve and are driven to drink. Two very precious girls had a very happy holiday. Their daddy (Pete) spoiled them something good. I do not want to see another piece of wrapping paper or ribbon for a while.

For now, I must get back to the grind. I'll fill you in on who and how I spent the holidays later. Work is calling my name.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Yea, I Got Your Pins and Needles

Did you miss me? I missed you too. But you know what I missed more?


I've been without power since Thursday. It was finally restored last night. AMEN.

I have officially survived a wind storm. 70-90 mph winds. Nearly a million of us peeps without power. 1,000,000.

Dontcha' worry. We made the most of it. After last month's snowstorm and this month's power outages I have a feeling Washington's population will be exploding in 9 to 10 months.

Here's how it went down. Thursday afternoon it came in with a force. I was a wimp. We were supposed to do happy hour but I stayed in. I hunkered down with the babies. I watched the game. I went to bed early.

About midnight, craaaaack. With evergreens snapping like twigs, we lost power. My wind chimes blew right off the deck. I was thinking it would be restored in the morning. Um no.

The entire city, including the office, was without power. You really get to see the other side of human nature in times like these. You get to see who is a lover and who is a fighter. You get to see how folks roll with the punches.

So Friday I worked as much as I could at the office until my lap top battery died. The generators were needed for essential operations. I headed out of the office around 1:30 and hunkered down on the couch under the blankets with the babies and read a book. Little slice of heaven for a Friday afternoon.

Until...It got freaking cold. I mean frigid folks. I was wearing layer upon layer. I had a hat on. I had gloves on. I had a scarf on. I almost broke out the snow suit peeps. It got that cold.

As darkness fell, some of the girls came over with their animals and we proceeded to read by candlelight, to play some board games, to gab like beaotches do, to drink some wine, and try to get some sleep. You put 7 cats and two dogs in one little space and see how much sleep you can get.

Saturday morning rolls around. Still no power. Leadership party in Seattle still on. They have power. YES! Warmth. Shower. Lights. Ahh, the simple things in life.

Oh, and by the way, I ended up taking one of the girls with me as my date in case you were wondering. We partied like it was 1999. You wouldn't expect anything less from me would you?

I ended up going to Pete's around 3:00 AM. His place sounded better than the hotel room at that point of the night, even though it was a great hotel to be in. I spend enough time in those.

He had power at his place and Sunday was his birthday so I was planning on being there anyway. Why not go ahead and be there first thing in the morning right?

My place? Still without power.

Anywho, sometime around 4:00 PM yesterday the power was restored. I thank my lucky stars no damage was done to my home, my car, or let alone my life.

God bless the 8 souls who perished in the storm and all the countless other folks who are suffering from carbon monoxide "epidemic" related injuries.

Fun times I tell you. 75,000+ peeps around the area are still without power and the estimate is they will be without power until Thursday.

Wooo. What an ordeal.

I'm off to rummage through the fridge and freezer. According to internet sources the only things I can safely keep are salad dressing, jelly, relish, bbq sauce, mustard, and ketchup.

I know some of you are thinking that is all I have anyway but seriously since I haven't been traveling that much lately I have stocked up. See what good it did me? Oh well. At least the Goose, the Captain, and Patron are safe too.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What A Morning

Me thinks Al Gore is on to something. I do believe in the global warming theory. Do you?

We've had some funky ass weather patterns this fall. I'd have to say this morning is topping it off.

Something that is rare for this part of Washington came in with a vengeance this morning. 6:18 AM to be exact. I loved it. It reminded me of growing up in Texas. Have you guessed what it was yet?

Did you think

Yes peeps. We had a major thunderstorm this morning. I laid in bed, watched the flashes and then counted until the boom came. At one point it was only one second.

I was in heaven. Lightening storms are a favorite of mine. I didn't have to drive in it. And I was still in bed at 6:18!

Ok, so after that passed through, the winds and big ass rain arrived. We're talking 30 - 50 mph winds. Trees toppling. Power flickering. Roads and rivers flooding.

Right now the sun is out.

I am on pins and needles waiting for what is next. How's the weather where you are?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Wanna' Know More About Me?

I saw this on KimmyK's and Big Cute Naughty Girl's blogs and thought I'd fill you in on me since I haven't done so in awhile.

I know. I know. You just can't wait can you? You secretly have always wanted to spend a few minutes peering into my life.

It's ok. Really. I want to know about you too.

1. I've come to realize that my family...are some of the most resilient peeps ever.

2. I am listening fingers fly over the keyboard, my water fountain on my work desk, and the Dixie Chicks latest cd.

3. I talk...a lot and without a southern accent most all of the time I have been told. If you listen closely when I am super tired, mad like a hornet, or drunk you might be able to hear the Texas twang.

4. I love...with caution but once you're in my heart and soul, I love unconditionally.

5. My best friend...friends! Live too far away and are sisters by choice.

6. My first kiss was...sometime in elementary school. I wish I could remember more details but it obviously wasn't too memorable because this is all I can recall, which is shameful I know. His name was Alan.

7. I lost my 14, with a boy named Darrell. It was after a football game and just kind of happened at our friend's house. There are times I wish I'd waited but can't change it so let's just embrace it and move on shall we?

8. I hate it when people...are mean on purpose.

9. Love amazing choice, action, and state of being.

10. Marriage is...tougher than anyone tells you it is.

11. Somewhere, someone is this all there is?

12. I'll always...march to the beat of my own drum.

13. I have a secret crush the moment, no one.

14. The last time I cried was because...I was having a bad day and was really missing my mom.

15. My cell red, rings constantly, and seems to always be attached to me.

16. When I wake up in the morning...I roll over and stretch.

17. Before I go to sleep at night...I talk to god.

18. Right now I am thinking much I want this week to be over.

19. Babies are...a blessing.

20. I get on MySpace....hardly ever.

21. Today I...worked and laughed my ass off.

22. Tonight I will... do laundry.

23. Tomorrow I on 5 separate conference calls.

24. I really be at home in my pj's.

25. The person who most likely to repost this is...umm, I have more lurkers than anything so I don't think anyone will repost it.

My Alphabet

A- Available or single? I am both.
B- Best Friend? Traci and Jackie
C- Cake or Pie? Do I have to choose? I like them both.
D- Drink of Choice? We're talking alcohol right? You should know by now it is Grey Goose with lemonade and limes.
E- Essential Item? My glasses
F- Favorite Color? Red
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? Neither
H- Hometown? Dallas
I- Indulgence? Massages
J- January or February? February because things slow down for me work wise.
K- Kids names? No kiddos yet but the furbabies, who are my kids, are named Princess and Jasmine
L- Life is incomplete without? Laughter
M- Marriage Date? Can we just not go there but if you must know it was 10/26
N- Number of Siblings? 5: 4 brothers, 1 sister
O- Oranges or apples? gala apples
P- Phobias/Fears? I am afraid of not having enough money to retire with.
Q- Favorite Quote? It is what it is
R- Reason to Smile? Can you give me a reason not to?
S- Season? Fall
T- Tag three people! Katherine. Others who read, I tag you too but me thinks you don't have blogs so what good would that do me?
U- Unknown Fact about Me – If I tell you, it wouldn't be unknown now would it?
V- Vegetable you hate? lima beans
W- Worst habit? overcommitting and under delivering
X- X-Rays you've had? too many to count. Dang sports injuries.
Y- Your favorite food? Tex-Mex/Mexican
Z- Zodiac? Virgo

Monday, December 11, 2006

This Oughta Be Interesting

Just announced.

Superbowl halftime entertainer is . . .

Think he'll do something to top Janet and Justin?

Tune in Feb. 4.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Booty Shaking Tunes

Some of the girls from Tuesday night asked for the playlist on the cd that was playing on the way to and fro Seattle so here ya' go sistas:

Fergalicious by Fergie
I Wanna Love You by Akon
Do It to It by Cherish
Get Up by Ciara
Long Way to Go by Cassie
Money Maker by Ludacris
Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake
Smack That by Akon
U & Dat by E40
Come to Me by Diddy (Featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
London Bridge by Fergie
Everytime Tha Beat Drop by Monica (Featuring Dem Franchize Boys)
Say It Right by Nelly Furtado
About Us by Brooke Hogan (Featuring Paul Wall)
Love Me or Hate Me by Lady Sovereign
Wind It Up by Gwen Stefani
Wait A Minute by The Pussycat Dolls
Control Myself by LL Cool J and Jennifer Lopez
My Humps by The Black Eyed Peas
Me & U by Cassie
Hot In Herre by Nelly

This mix will get you moving even if you don't want to. Trust me on this.

I've decided I will be going dancing tonight after all. Wanna' guess what cd will be playing on the way to the club?

Peace and Love Peeps.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Pics Finally Posted

The pictures from yesterday's entry have finally updated. Check it out below.

I'm more than likely heading to bed. How exciting is that for a Friday night? I go out all week and then stay in on Friday...hmmm...

I had an early morning.

I've been rubbed down and am totally relaxed.

My belly is full from dinner a drink with my massage therapist. I heart her and luv me some fajitas and margaritas.

I have to work tomorrow.

We're going dancing tomorrow night so I need energy.

Real energy. Not the kind you get from Red Bull or Amp.

Peace and Love Peeps. Hope things are good in your world.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Whetting Your Appetite - Updatedv2

There will be more to come later, with pictures even, but I wanted to say

1. There are a few good men left out there.
2. Dyson lives up to the hype.
3. Stuffies need loving too.

Check back later tonight. I'm working. I can't come out and play like I want to.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Geez, what a day! I am finally home and ready to play with ya' and blogger is being a PAB (punk ass bitch) and not updating my pictures.

You'll have to hang in there for the images. I've got to be up and out the door at 5:45 in the morning. It currently is 11:40 PM. I have no patience for no pictures right this moment. Thanks for understanding. You simply are the best. Do read on though. Updates have been captured for you...

Let us begin shall we? Settle in. It’s gonna’ be a long update.

1. There are a few good men left out there.
This is related to the Dyson living up to the hype and an old fashioned date.

See, Mo recognizes her limitations. I am not mechanically inclined by any means. I'm helpless when it comes to putting stuff together. I'm not afraid to ask for help. I'm not afraid to be a girly girl and let a man do that kind of stuff for me. Plus I figure since I'm pretty darn independent in the other aspects of my life that this is a way for them to feel needed, which is something I believe we all want and deserve from time to time.

So, I asked my man Pete to help me put the Dyson together. He got off work earlier than I did yesterday so we agreed he would hang at my place until I was able to make my way home.

Yes peeps. I allowed the man in my home, all alone, without me. Big leap of faith and trust on my part. It is true we have been seeing each other off and on since July (more on than off lately) but to let someone have full access to your stuff...that is big for me. Know what I am saying?

Ok. I confess. I’ll keep it real. We’ve been nekkid and it is d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s by the way in case you wondering. We’ve exposed some of our vulnerabilities. We’ve let each other in over the course of the last 5 months. With all that being said, we’re still talking about my stuff. My life.

You might be thinking, “Mo he could have already looked at your stuff while you slept. Don’t kid yourself.”

Who hasn’t been curious and done that before? Admit it peeps. You’ve looked in a drawer, a medicine cabinet, maybe a wallet or two. I know have.

But this felt raw. I went with it. I’ve got nothing to hide. But still.

He’d been up late talking with me the night before and playing with his new computer so I thought he was going to be tired and just come on over, look through my stuff, take a nap, we’d put the Dyson together when I got home, head to the movie we planned on seeing, and then we’d hit up the grocery store to pick up our fixings for dinner.

Sounded like a good plan to me. Imagine my surprise when I came home and not only was the Dyson put together but he’d vacuumed! He had all my candles lit. A martini was waiting. He’d taken the Dyson big ass box to the trash and he was playing with the babies when I walked in.

That my friends, was going above and beyond. Be still my heart. He had no idea of exactly when I was going to get home either. He did all that on his very own.

In the interest of letting me see how the Dyson worked and to school me on taking the canister off to empty the nastiness it sucks up, he didn’t vacuum the hallway or the bedroom.

He anticipated my needs and he was thinking about y’all too. He said, “I couldn’t find your camera and I knew you’d want to take a picture for your blog so I wanted to leave a room for you too.”

Again, be still my heart.

So, that brings us to #2. Dyson lives up to the hype. Check out this nastiness. I knew there was stuff in the carpet. I knew there was going to be a lot of hair. I knew there were litter pebbles from here to there. But this? Yuck!!!

As if doing all of the above wasn’t good enough for me to have my heart go pitter patter, he cooked dinner for me…again. He grilled some steak and cooked some taters. And peeps…he woke me up with breakfast in bed this morning!

It doesn’t stop there. He also imported a cd he knew I wanted to add to my iPod. I didn’t know that until tonight when I plugged it in to recharge it and it started to update. I was like what the heck? Then I saw the songs. I knew it could have only been him unless JP flew in and flew out with the cd.

JP, now I get to relive singing along with you, Princess, and Foxy whenever I want. Can you guess what cd it was? Did you guess the Curious George soundtrack?

What can I say? It grew on me during our time together in August and one night at his place he popped it in and I told him all about listening to it over and over. We laughed and agreed it has that effect on ya’. He likes Jack Johnson anyway so he’s all in with listening to it with the girls and by himself too. Now I get to as well.

Lest I forget, #3. Stuffies need loving too. I was on a very serious business call at one point and he thought I could use a laugh, which after that call he was right. So, even though some of you might think this is all wrong, we found it humorous.

The puppy, once you push his ear, gets down and dirrrty. He had his way with Spookie. He humped and moaned to his heart’s content.

Right now I’d have to say he’s one of the few good ones left out there. Would you agree?

And for Katherine, my fake wreath and only holiday decoration this year.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Make It A Cold One

ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis woman shot her husband to death after he gave her a can of warm beer, police said.

The shooting happened Sunday. Names have not been released. The woman was taken into custody.

The wife allegedly admitted shooting her husband, who was about 70 years old, in the kitchen of their home. The man was shot four or five times in the chest after giving his wife a can of warm Stag beer.

The house was among thousands in the St. Louis area that lost power after a winter storm hit the region Thursday.

Ok, I am just sayin', if the power was out and it was because of a winter storm, if you put the beer outside, wouldn't it be cold?

I know. I know. I'm going to hell. Not only because of that comment but because I find the situation a tad funny.

What I Know For Sure

I'm going to play Oprah for a minute or two. I'm going to share with you what I know for sure today.

1. Finding out you "lost" $45,000.00 over the weekend first thing Monday morning is never a good thing. (It will be back next month but I really could have used those financials this month.)

2. Monday night football with your peeps at a sports bar is a great way to decrompress from the shock of losing the $45,000.00.

3. Drinking multiple double grey gooses when you have to be up super early the next morning is not such a good idea.

4. I can't bring it like I used to. Getting older has perks but it also has some downfalls. See #3.

I'm out. I've got to get back to the grind. Thank goodness it is Taco Tuesday happy hour tonight. This girl is going to need it.

Peace and Love Peeps.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

I survived the day!

I ran my errands but the light cleaning has yet to be finished. I'd be done by now if I didn't go to the pub to watch football with the peeps. I am glad I did though. Cleaning can be done whenever but hanging with friends during the game comes along on a schedule.

The freak quota was low. Sunbreaks. I thought we were supposed to be sunny all afternoon. Oh well. I'll take the sunbreaks over rain and snow.

Not only did I do Target but I did Costco too. God and Baby Jesus were smiling down on me today. I got primo parking spaces at both locations. People were moving along nicely.

There was no fighting my way down the aisle or need to count to 10. I smiled. I breathed normally. As a matter of fact, I did a random act of kindness and let the woman who had 3 items go in front of me at Costco. I had 5 and needed to renew my membership.

Just saw the rankings. January 8. Florida. Ohio State. Bring it.

And speaking of more football. Oh my! Did you see the Cowboys vs Giants? Did you see Seattle vs Denver?

Talk about nail biters. Down to the last minutes, seconds. Now that is what I am talking about folks. That was some darn good balling today.

Christmas came early for Mo. I finally broke down and bought

Yep, that is the Dyson 07 Animal. If that doesn't suck up the fur on this crappy carpet, I give up.

I'll keep you posted on the outcome. Why? 'Cuz I know you are just on the edge of your seat, breathless with anticipation.

Hey, does that mean I am all grown up when I get excited about buying a vacuum cleaner as a present to myself? Or just pathetic? Whatever way you look at it, I think it negates the fact that I was wearing white socks with lions and paw prints on them in the Uggs when I bought the suck-miester.

Yes T. Those socks. Do you still have yours? I still remember the day we bought them. Heck, I'll be 80 (if I am lucky) and remember the most random crap like that.

Peace and Love Peeps. I've got some cleaning to do.

Lord, I Ask For Patience Today

In true Mo fashion I have procrastinated and will be doing light cleaning and running the rest of my errands today.

With all of the freaks who are out doing their holiday shopping. On a nice sunny Sunday afternoon.

I just can't wait.

You know it will take me twice as long to find a parking space and to get through the aisles in Target today. Do I even dare attempt Costco? I think the grocery store is the safest bet today.

I'll have to fight my way through the aisles. Put my nicest smile on. Take deep breaths. Count to 10.

Patience. Dear Lord, will you send it my way?

Don't get me wrong. I like this time of the year. Really I do. I just don't like the crowds. The people who feel compelled, when they see you standing there, trying to get a little piece of the pie, and won't move. They drive me nuts. You know who I am talking about.

Hey, you're not one of them are you?

Dang. Maybe I'll just wait until tomorrow to do the Target and Costco run. I'm talking myself out of going.

And can they just hurry up and announce if it is going to be Michigan or Florida against Ohio State? I don't think anyone thought UCLA would beat USC yesterday but hey, it happened. Now, just give me the goods.

Peace and Love Peeps.