Roll Call

It’s about time we do roll call of the horses… Make sure they all show up… it’d be terrible if they were late or tardy or worst of all not present!!!!

First up, Squirty, you here?

Leave me alone, I’m not a morning person

Ok yep she’s present.

Next: Mini Me?

Are you going to seriously let me outside to play???? huh huh huh huh huh???????

Calm down, where’s your Ritalin?

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Project – Jam Session

So Sunday nights we have dinner with friends (or at least every time we can make it, it’s a weekly thing at their house for a bunch of friends). Tonight we made it! Noah when he’s in town brings his guitar and tonight he and Prince Charming picked and sang. It was a lot of fun and trust me the food was fabulous! So without further adu I present Project Jam Session (or maybe I should have called it picking… hmmmm I’ll ponder that for a while).

Nicole:

I liked that my baby was playing and Noah was singing. I loved this photo though b/c it so looks like Noah is singing into his water bottle (aka spit bottle)

Prince Charming:

Prince Charming liked this one because of the serious look on Noah’s face.

Ok I’ll try to announce one for next week… let’s hope we get it done :). Next weeks word: Kentucky…

Project – Pond

Ok so we are getting caught up on our weekly posts. This is for last week :). This one is project pond, if you couldn’t guess from the title 🙂 I’ll make it short, sweet and to the point, so that means get prepared for the photos 🙂

Nicole: She’s not much to look at right now, however in the summer time she’ll be beautiful again. This is the pond we built my mom 2 years ago.

Prince Charming: So technically this isn’t a pond, it’s a big puddle in our driveway but Prince Charming likes to pick on Tbug and call it a pond. He liked this photo because of the reflection of the trees.

Go Cards!!!!

Ok sorry for the confusion, this is not a baseball post. This is a Red Bird story post that is near and dear to my heart.

So the year was about 2005, I was home one weekend from college and we were all sleeping peacefully one Sunday morning when all the sudden we hear, Peck, Peck, Peck, Peck, Peck…. etc. You get the point. Anyway there was this pesky red bird that was flying in to the big circle top window in the front of my mom & dad’s house. It was annoying, especially at 6am when we were all snug as a bug in a rug in our beds. The funny part, this continued every morning for the next 2 weeks at the exact same time of day. We’d go, shew him away but that wouldn’t detour him, he’d wait until we we’re gone and he’d be right back at it.

So I was at my grandma’s house one day and told her about this pesky red bird and she told me a story. It ended with Red birds mate for life. I thought, ok that’s interesting… is he mating with himself (reflection…)? Anyway I went on about my business. The company that my mom works for, she travels a lot and when she goes she’s gone for usually anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks at a time. So as she’d travel I’d notice the bird would go away and when she’d come home, the bird was back. Well me being the jokester that I am had to tell my dad so he and I got a good laugh about it on a pretty consistent basis. So one day we let my mom in on the joke and said that the red bird mated with her. If you can imagine, that just thrilled her.

So here we are, 5 years later and the dumb red bird is still coming around. I’m beginning to think my grandma might have been on to something. This bird annoys my mother and the rest of us because, well… he constantly pecks into the windows. We can’t explain it.

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Maxine

Who doesn’t love Maxine? I think some of the things she says are hilarious, and yet others, are flat out right on the money… which is sad sometimes! Anyway I got this email at work and thought it was too cute not to share so here you go 🙂 Have a good Saturday morning laugh on me… or well Maxine 🙂

Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light!

1.. My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn’t.

2.. I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

3.. Some people are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them.

4.. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

5… Don’t take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.

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OSHA 10 Hr

When I was hired on for my job, one of the questions in the interview I was asked was, What do you know about OSHA. I was like, um… I can tell you what the initials stand for :). yeah I knew nothing unfortunately, but hey I still got the job… must of helped that I have a college degree (not in OSHA though.. haha but of all things, Agriculture…..), yeah maybe not… Maybe it was my willingness to learn… well whatever it was I got the job. When they offered the job to me, they said I might have to attend some different classes to learn some of this stuff. Hey no problem for me, oddly enough I like learning things I don’t know. I’m thinking at times that makes me a nerd but whatever… call it what you want. I was at this job (not the company just the job) a year last November. I’ve been learning as I go. I’ve met lots of people through email and phone and throw my co-workers off when they blurt out a name and 95% of the time I can blurt out the branch or visa versa but I deal on this on a pretty consistent basis.

The first part of January I was hit up by 2 co-workers to help take on a project. One of them is based out of our office but lives in New England, Dave & the other is based out of one of the Illinois branches, Colby. Colby is certified to conduct OSHA trainings and we were going to host one here for our company based off our company issues.

I got to order bunches of products with someone else’s money, I got to locate a doctor to come speak, I got to book things, I got to come up with lists of participants… boy it put all my planning skills to work, and I’m not sure I even thought I had any. Well then it was brought up that since I’d never been through OSHA trainings, I got to also be a participant. I was cool with that idea :). The part I was most excited about, putting names, branches & faces with some of these people I talk to all the time through email and the telephone. When we did one of our initial ice breaker games, people heard my name and kept introducing themselves to me. It was GREAT!!!

Hey the cool part, I was able to answer a few questions on the games (no I didn’t cheat, I didn’t read the questions ahead of time) which caused me to win an umbrella, a coffee mug, a key chain & a hat plus….. I took the test and did excellent! I can now say I took & passed & am OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course certified :)… I have the card & certificate to prove it 🙂

This was taken at the end, some people had to leave to catch flights back home but here’s who all was left :). We had 48 participants.

This is the fire extinguisher I got to expel off :). It was fun. unfortunately no pictures of me actually setting it off 🙁

Just Cause :)

It’s such a cute story I just have to share. Last night my mom decided to start walking on her treadmill. (remember my wedding is coming up…..) I was sitting in the living room reading my new cookbook (The Pioneer Woman Cooks, more to come about that!!) waiting for Prince Charming to get done taking a shower so we could make dinner and then watch The Twilight Saga: New Moon (my baby loves me, he bought it for me, again I’ll address that later). Anyway I was reading my cookbook and I heard Mudflap just barking and raising cain. I thought what the heck and then I heard my mom start laughing. Next thing I knew Mudflap was standing in front of one of the French doors in the living room barking then he ran down the deck and started barking again. Of course I had to get up and investigate. My parents house has 6 sets of French doors along the back side, one in their bedroom, one in my mom’s sewing room (where the treadmill is) 2 in the living room, one in the dining room and one in the other living room or fireplace room. The treadmill sits infront of the sewing room door and Mudflap was barking at my mom. Then he’d run to another door bark, as if he was trying to tell someone something then he’d run back to her door and bark some more. I was laughing so hard but knew I had to get a picture so I hung out one of living room doors to get his picture. He ran over to me, looked at me, barked, ran around a minute and ran back to her door and started barking again. He did this the whole time she was on the treadmill.

So the cookbook. If you haven’t read the Pioneer Woman’s website, you are missing out. She’s hilarious. She has a part called Confessions, just her random blog. She has a part on Photography, she has a part on cooking, recipes plus photos!!, she has a part on home & garden, she has a part called Tasty Kitchen where you can post recipes, etc. Well last fall she had her first cookbook published. After about a week of debating, I knew I had to have it so I ordered it from Amazon.com and it showed up in the mail yesterday. I started reading it while Prince Charming was taking a shower and ran across a Chicken Spaghetti recipe that was to die for! We had chicken that needed to be used and it was that or Chicken soft tacos… the spaghetti won out!

The the other story, I’m not a die hard Twilight person, however I have read the first 2 books, working on the 3rd one although I’ve been working on it now for a year… Well the second movie came out March 20th at 12:01am at a Wal-Mart near you. I didn’t go to theaters to watch it b/c yes I wanted to watch it but again not a die hard Twilight person to stand in those lines!! So Prince Charming knew I wanted to see it so he ordered it for me and it came in yesterday. So last night was filled with barking dogs, chicken spaghetti & New Moon. Not such a bad night for a Wednesday night!!!

Project – Eyes

Eyes… Some people think that they are the best feature on the opposite sex, now there is always a debate, blue vs brown… or in the case of Mudflap, he couldn’t decided so he apparently decided to go down the middle and have one of both :). There actually is an actress that way also. She was in the movie Blue Crush, Kate Bosworth. I think it would be cool to have one of each colored eyes however I bet as a kid you might get picked on… but eventually it’d so be worth it… in my opinion! Boy I use …. a lot but hey that’s me. Mark uses !!!!! or ????? …. LOL.

Nicole: I was squatted down in Aloha’s stall and Mudflap & Morelli were curious as to what I was up too so I had 2 pair of puppy dog eyes on me 🙂

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Project – Chair

Wooohoooo finally finding time to get caught up! I have the nasty cough still but otherwise I’m healthy finally :). I even got my camera out, not my iPhone camera. Yehaw, this is your lucky day :). Be prepared to be amazed… or else not, but we are getting caught up!

Nicole:

This is the catch all chair… when it’s late at night and you don’t want to hang up clothes, you use the desk chair 🙂

Prince Charming:

Prince Charming loves this chair, he wants one. It’s my mom’s.