Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Kelly Time... Yeah Me!

Yes, I love my family.... Yes, I do... I really really do... But.. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am for my space.. My Kelly Time.... You see, my husband decided to fly himself and the kids up north to spend six (6) count them SIX glorious nights with his parents.... I was not able to go sigh..NOT... I still need to run my business and it has been extremely busy lately... So

I called my friend the other day and asked her what her plans were for Easter vacation - she was in a pretty bad mood - you see, she is stuck here in Southern California on business and will not be able to return home until the end of next week.... Can hear my wheels turning....? I'm thinking... she's thinking PERFECT TIMING!!! Needless to say - she's a happy camper and so am I.... We get to have fun - no husbands... no kids.. no obligations (except for work) but regardless of what we are doing... we Always have a good time....

I can not begin to tell you how stressed I have been lately.... I have my dozen or so balls up in the air and praying like crazy that one won't drop.... Now that the husband is searching for a new job (things are looking pretty good already) - he is under foot... Working from my home office for the past fourteen (14) years - I had gotten used to "my space".... When I am into a file working - my concentration is so absolute .. so focused... that when he bent over to nibble on my neck - I jumped about three (3) feet and bonked him in the forehead OUCH! I really really need Kelly Time...

So, picture me - making plans... laughing hard.. reminiscing... getting into "trouble".. and missing my family...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Musical Monday - Give Me Something To Sing About

It's Monday and time for Musical Monday - What Moves You? Hosted by Diane at Good Mourning, Glory! Be sure to visit this talented writer... artist ... and mother...

One of my favorite TV shows was Buffy The Vampire Slayer - I know it was cheezy - but in that cheese I found some interesting story lines - okay maybe the one with the Preying mantis eating the students wasn't one of the best and okay the Hyenas not so great but there were many shows that I thought were pretty good.

The Best Show I believe was Buffy The Vampire Slayer the Musical - the lyrics - and music I thought were great - funny... and believe it - thought provoking. The premise of this video is this:

Buffy died and her witch friend, Willow cast a spell and brought her back to life several months after she was gone.. Her friends did not understand why she was not happy to be back until it was revealed in this song.... deep..

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Best Friend.... My Soul Mate

Many years ago - Dusty and I went on a seven day cruise to Mexico. We were celebrating our three year anniversary... We boarded the ship in San Diego - a cruise line named Commodore Cruises - I don't think they are around any longer... The ship was old and smelly... We drove through one of the worst rain storms in California history to get to the ship - we drove close to 100 miles.. When we arrived at the terminal - I noticed right away that everyone was old... When I say old - I mean going along in their walker and wheelchair old..... I wanted to cry.....

The first night - we sat at a table with four (4) senior citizens - Dusty and I were still in our twenties and had nothing in common with these very nice people... Later that evening - we went out onto the deck so I could smoke a cigarette ( I have since quit). As Dusty and I were chatting outside - we noticed another couple about 100 yards away from us - a couple with dark hair - a couple under the age of 40.... The other couple noticed us at almost the exact time as we did them... We walked towards each other.... The rest of the cruise was hilarious... We had the best time... We hired a taxi driver to give us a tour around Puerto Vallarta - somehow in our enthusiasm a few other young couples found and joined us... In the other ports of call - we found fun and adventure - memories that still make me smile and laugh out loud.....

That first night on deck - I met my best friend in the world.. My soul mate - Now 18 years later - she still is a major part of my life... She is the first person I call to share good and bad news... We started our families at the same time... We had our children around the same time.... We shared in the loss of parents.... We cried together in laughter and in pain.. She's my Vegas buddy... She gets me when few do....

A few years ago - she moved away to Colorado.... My kids and I visited her and the family summer before last - I fell in love with where she lives.. The wildlife, the seasons, the people, the majestic Rocky Mountains within a hours drive.... Since that summer I have dreamed of moving to CO.... Wouldn't it be nice to be neighbors? I miss my friend...

As you know - Dusty was laid off a couple of weeks... hmm - What a great idea to move, don't you think? I've been writing my list of reason on why we should move to CO.... Friends, lots of family, get a bigger house and pay cash - (of course, I've been showing him what we can get on oh the possibilities..... and I think maybe.... just maybe he might be receptive to the thought.... a girl can dream....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Getting The Message Across

One of the best ways to get your message across is to wear it. I personally love customized-t-shirts that says what I am feeling on a certain day... Telling the world what I support... What I love... What I love to do.... It's also a lot of fun to get matching food t-shirts... Recently - I went to the Melting Pot - this is a little restaurant that cooks everything in pots at your table.... My girlfriends and I decided that next time we go - we are going to skip the dinner portion and go for the chocolate fondue.... Wearing one of these shirts - would be fun, don't you think?

My sister is one of the millions of people who suffer from MS this spring on April 10th - she along with family and friends will be walking in the National MS Society Walk Event - wearing a t-shirt that makes people aware about this dreadful disease is another way to get the message across... There are so many causes out there that need our help.. . Breast cancer... Organ donation.... just to name a couple..

According to T-shirt on Wikipedia - a t-shirt is an excellent way to express yourself - to get your message across.. We live in a country where Freedom of Speech is promoted... So go visit www.CafePress and find your voice.... or your chocolate...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Musical Monday - We Are The Champions

It's Musical Monday - What Moves You! Hosted by the awesome Bad Girl Gone Good - Diane at Good Mourning, Glory - be sure to visit Diane and tell her Kelly sent you!

The summer before my sophomore year in high school - Queen came to our town - The thrill - the excitement - the "I'm staying at a friend's house" kind of night and going off to a far distant land, known as Los Angeles to see Queen in concert.... - If only my parents knew... I would not be here writing this today.....

July 11, 1980 for about $10 - Queen Rocked My World...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sex Texting The New Party Line? | I've Become My Mother!

Sex Texting The New Party Line? | I've Become My Mother!

I Had A Camera and There You Go..

I just bought some batteries and put them into my camera...The sunny was shining so I decided to take a couple of pictures around the house - Link up to share yours if you like....

This is the view from the top of my stairs

This is a flower arrangement I made from items bought at Walmart...

This is a flower arrangement I made by copying an arrangement I saw at Michael's

I picked this picture up at a garage sale for $5 dollars - painted the frame white - and there you go..

My kids rooms after I said don't leave the house until your room is clean...ooops

This silly thing is on my kid's wall - she says it art...

This is the big screen in the game room that my kid fell into - notice the tape holding the screen up...?

The husband's golf ball collection - Can you sing There's 999 golf balls on the wall?

The pool table - if my husband doesn't find a job - he could always be a pool shark..

Or He could win his March Madness Pool - see the concentration?

And finally my messy desk - but you have got to love the view..

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Top 3 Quirks

My Top Three Quirks
(hosted by Confessions From A Working Mom)
Be sure to visit her and join in on all the fun!

In this Thursday's post we are to share 3 of our quirks that make us quirky....

I have so many quirks and narrowing it down to just 3 is a toughy.... hmm

  1. When I go to the mall - I avoid the fragrance department at all costs - I can't stand people trying to squirt me...
  2. When I get a box of chocolates - I cut each chocolate in half. Mostly because there are only about 2 candies in the box I like and I want to find it and not bite into something gross like coconut or that pink stuff.. and an added bonus is that I know it really annoys my husband...
  3. When I read - I lick my finger when I turn the page - I did not know I did that until my youngest was reading her book when she was 2 and she licked her finger when she turned her pages...
That's it for this week - Join in on the fun and link up and be sure to visit Confessions From A Working Mom.

Daylight Savings Is Kicking My Butt | I've Become My Mother!

Daylight Savings Is Kicking My Butt | I've Become My Mother!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sometimes You Have To Live On The Dark Side...

Today I have been singing a song over and over in my head.... don't know why.... maybe I do.. no, I don't - who knows..... Loved this movie when it came out.... Here's hoping you get a great song stuck in your head too! (my kids are cracking up at me dancing and singing into the microphone hairbrush...)

Eddie and The Cruisers - the Dark Side.... - (I have to say he is pretty cute!)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Musical Monday - I Fall To Pieces

It's Monday and time for Musical Monday - What Moves You? Hosted by Diane at Good Mourning, Glory - be sure to visit Diane and say "hi" - She's the BEST!

I have always been a Patsy Cline fan so when Ryan Seacrest said that Lilly Scott was going to sing a favorite of mine by Patsy Cline - Fall to Pieces - I was really excited.... because I think Lilly has amazing talent..... Unfortunately, this song was not for her - she fell to pieces and America voted and she went home.... ( I do not believe this is the last we will see of this amazing girl)

What do you think?

Patsy Cline

Saturday, March 13, 2010

How Do I Explain The Pina Colada Song?

I was driving my girls around the other day and the Pina Colada song came on - for those of you that are were born before 1970 - you probably would remember this song playing on the radio a hundred times a day.... - it was a top hit in 1979. Anyway, my girls are listening to the song and they ask me if I like the song... I was singing the song off key and of course I said yes.... and then my youngest asked me what the song was about... Picture me as a deer caught in the headlight Oh my -

I was tired of my lady
We'd been together too long
Like a worn-out recording
Of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read

"If you like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the Cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me and escape."

I didn't think about my lady
I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady
Have fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I'm nobody's poet
I thought it wasn't half bad

"Yes I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food
I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red-tape
At a bar called O'Malley's
Where we'll plan our escape."

So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, "Oh it's you."
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said, "I never knew."

That you like Pina Coladas
Getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean
And the taste of champagne
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape
You're the lady I've looked for
Come with me and escape

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Musical Monday - Think

It's that time of week again - Time for Musical Monday - What moves you? hosted by my friend Diane at Good Mourning, Glory! - be sure to drop in and say hi.

I am an American Idol fan - this year's crop of contestants are pretty good... This last week though most did not sing up to their potential... But I have to say Siobhan Magnus showed she has some amazing pipes... She is a brave young lady taking on the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Singing Think.... Here is a comparison - what do you think?

Siobhan Magnus -" Think"

Aretha Frankin (The Queen of Soul) "Think"

Saturday, March 6, 2010

April Fools Day is a Holiday To My Husband

My husband is a practical joker - I never know what's going to jump out at me.... I'm a creature of habit... Every morning before I can do anything - I have to have my cup of tea - I heat the water in the microwave and because Dusty (the husband) knows me so well - he gets me every time... I have had stuffed snakes - fake spiders - you name it - it's probably jumped out at me.... April Fools day is his favorite holiday...and yes, I do mean holiday.. My friends can attest to some pretty good ones he has pulled on me.

One year he set all the clocks in the house, my car, and my watch one (1)hour ahead - so when I woke up - I assumed the girls and I were an hour late for school... I rushed them getting dressed - shoved the cereal down their mouths and jumped in the car breaking all kinds of speed limits only to arrive at an empty school - it was empty except for the before school childcare - I walked into the childcare area - I looked around and I asked my friend who worked there where everyone was... she looked at me like I completely lost it and then her face breaks out into a smile and she starts laughing... I mean laughing really hard.... and she said - oh, Dusty got you good this time.... it was 7:00 am.... Last year, he took all my right shoes out of the closet and hid them and I have a lot of shoes.... picture me on the ground in my closet trying to find a matching pair.... yep it took me a good 20 minutes to figure that one out..

This year I want to get him and I want to get him really good..... any ideas?

My Spa Day | I've Become My Mother!

My Spa Day | I've Become My Mother!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Stuffed Bell Peppers

This is a easy and very tasty recipe - enjoy

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Preheat oven 400 degrees


8 Bell Peppers
1 lb ground beef
2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cup cooked rice
1/2 lb sharp cheddar
1 cup onion chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
2 cans condensed tomato soup
(1 cup chopped tomatoes optional)

Brown mean and onions: add seasons and soup. Simmer 10 minutes. Shred cheese; add and cook only until cheese melts. Add rice and cool. Stuff peppers that have been parboiled 3 minutes. Place in pan and cover with foil. Bake 25 minutes.....

I love 1 dish meals...

**photo courtesy Yahoo

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wave Hit Cruise Ship

I have been on over a dozen cruises and every time I go on one - I can't help but think of The Poseidon Adventure - you know the movie where that huge tidal wave flips the cruise ship... Yes, I know I am paranoid - the husband tells me every time I cross the plank to get on board.

Yesterday three huge waves hit a cruise ship off the coast of Spain - 2 people died and several injured... One minute passengers were sitting in the lounge enjoying their vacation - the next minute a huge wave crashed through the window - spraying glass everywhere - below is very raw footage of the event... crazy...

Not so paranoid now am I, honey???

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What Happened to Mickey Rourke?

I remember when the movie 9 1/2 Weeks came out with Micky Rourke and Kim Basinger... There was something about that movie..... I can't put my finger on it but I really liked it.... Mickey Rourke was amazing eye candy....My dream guy...
But now my question to you is this.....

What The Heck Happened To Mickey Rourke?

From This

To This....


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