Wednesday, February 24, 2010

headlights 101

Recently, Garrett's headlight went out.
"Take it to the place and let them put it in", I told him.
"Nope it cost like $60 we're gonna do it" said he.

Some people are car people.

We are not!

I did figure out how to open the hood.

And Garrett reached in and got to work.

There were all these parts that had to be moved out of the way.

At first I just read the directions,

Then I decided to dig in and help.

And the man at the car place was very specific about not touching the bulb.

Something about it blowing up.

It was not a clean job.

After an hour and a half we understood why it cost $60 to have someone else do it.

But we had a working headlight!

And a lot of pieces to put back together.

Friday, February 19, 2010


summer at b is for....brown (who I love, and always has the best etsy finds, and hosts swaps which are super fun!!) asked these questions today. I answered in her comments but here they are here.

... your childhood dreams.

I wanted to be an architect until I was in 7th grade, and always a mommy!

... did you have an imaginary friend?
yes, she didn't have a name, I only referred to her as my sister. i talked to her until i was way too old.

... in what movie would you choose to have the starring role?
Legally Blonde, for sure!

... if you could change careers, what would you do?
probably become an orthodontist.

... a food you cannot live without.
lately beans and rice...always french fries!

... the first time your heart flew.
at brother's watching him draw me on the table

... the first time it fell and was squished?
when he ended it over the phone while i was half way across the country
(this is actually a reoccurring theme in my life)

... something you wish you could say to someone that hurt you.
is this really the memory you want us to have of you?

... what you want to be known for?
loving with my whole self, and making people laugh.

now it's your turn!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


After many long hours of testing.

After many, many long hours of studying.

We He did it!

He is officially a CPA!

This adventure has ended, but another one is just right around the corner!

Pook, I am so proud of you!

*Nathan is still in the hospital, he is undergoing lots of tests but there is still no explination for his symptoms. If anyone knows the number for Dr. Gregory House I think we could use him about now.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


My sweet baby brother (you know that's not a baby anymore) is in the hospital. They are not sure what is wrong with him, he is in an extreme amount of pain. They have him on morphine and they are running test trying to find out what is going on. It might be his appendix.

He was transferred to All-Children's Hospital please keep him in your thoughts.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

what to buy before a blizzard

After the Christmas blizzard that had me stuck at Garrett's house (with no food!) I've started taking those pesky weathermen seriously when they say it's going to be a bad storm.

I head to the store and buy food to eat if we are stuck in doors for days, or if the electricity goes out. And a puzzle and crossword puzzle book so we could entertain ourselves without *gasp* internet, if need be.

"They" say Oklahomans don't know how to handle a little bit of snow. I, for one am a FLORIDIAN and I will admit that a bit of snow or ice (ick) keep me from going anywhere. So, this does not offend me.

Did you know I bought my first coat my freshman year of college?!

It's true.

So, anyway I was heading out to buy the essentials.

It was cold.

What exactly are the essentials when it is 10* outside the wind is blowing 50mph and you may be without electricity for who knows how long?

This Florida girl really wasn't too sure.

Apparently the answer is bananas. I kid you not, there was water, milk, bread, eggs (all the things I read other cities were running out of) But, there were only 9 (icky) bananas in Norman, America.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Yesterday marked one month with no Fast Food of any kind!
(well except for Subway, but I'm not counting that)

It was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be!
(I ate a lot of fast food)

It means I've completed #39 on the list!
(which was updated last month)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Momm-o!

You're getting kind of old.

Natalie and I were discussing nursing homes this week.

It won't be long until we're dropping you off!

Kidding (kind of)!

Sorry, I couldn't make it down to celebrate!

I'll come when you turn 50.
Hope you have a great one!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

a long, long time ago

It's that time of year again.
Time to listen to American Pie, and remember the day the music died.

(monument at site of plane crash)

Feel free to brush up your history on the subject while you take a listen.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Movie Monday.

It's that day of the week again I'll let you know what movies I watched last week and what I thought about them.

In no particular order here they are:

At the beginning of Surrogates I really thought the movie had potential it was a new idea, it could have been a good movie. I thought to myself I sure hope this isn't one of those movies where the robots get minds of their own and attack the humans, good news it's not. But, I was still able to predict what was going to happen in parts, so I would call it a little predictable. It was a new idea but it was kind of silly. I like Bruce Willis but the other actors did not do such a great job acting. I don't have anything insightful to say about this movie, it was rather blah, just a movie. It's worth renting, but you might want to use your free rental.

I went into to this movie with the expectation that the movie wasn't going to be as good as the book. However, I was super, super disappointed with The Lovely Bones, but show me a book that Hollywood hasn't ruined. I l-o-v-e love this book, like it might be my favorite book ever, it is top 10 for sure. I know that Hollywood ruins all the books I love. (Harry Potter, My Sister's Keeper, don't even get me started on The Cat in the Hat) I hadn't read LB in awhile so the details weren't fresh in my mind, but my favorite part (a rather LARGE part) of the book was mostly left out, and when they did touch on it, it was wrong. Completely changed they made something wonderful into something kooky and ridiculous. They really didn't put the focus where it should have been. Seriously did Peter Jackson even read the book? Garrett went and watched it with me and having never read the book he was also let down, n0t because they ruined a good book, but because he really wanted it to be more of a investigative movie, or at least that we hadn't known who the killer was from the getgo. IMHO the problem with this movie was there was no focus.
As much as it pains me to say this It's not even a renter.

Edge of Darkness. We've all seen this movie before, probably even starring Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson stays true to form avenging the death of a loved one. The story wasn't new, the characters weren't new but, they did the same old thing well. I would say this one is a renter mainly so you can put on your closed captioning to understand what is going on, there was one character that unintelligible.

Did you see anything good last week?