Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Funny for Free

Ok so Dooce....lucky sap gets to make money off her funny. I'm funny for free. I suppose if I was as funny as she was I'd do it for a living too. Holy crap she's dang funny! Heck I can go and not blog for a whole week and no one notices. Or they might, but no ones yelling.

So I informed Perry his good buddy and body guard on the bus is moving at the end of the school year. I told him during a time he pays attention right after his shower. He was sad literally for a half a second. And then says "it's ok mommy I'll draw a picture of Jordan and hang it on my wall of pictures, that way I'll never forget him. Is he moving far away, like to another country?" He's just moving near columbus, but to Perry that's another country. Just another chapter in a kids life. He'll probably barely be effected. My best friend moved away when I was the exact same age. I was tighter with my best friend because all we had was each other no video games or cable TV to take up our time. We were always outside. We stayed outside until the streetlights came on. Robbin and I have stayed in touch for almost 30 years. She's moved a lot over the years, me not quite as often. I'm a stay put kind of girl. Which reminds me her christmas card was returned cause she moved yet again. I'll have to e-mail her.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Mundane

Seriously nothing amusing or witty to say. Nothing exciting going on, just the day to day, joys of life in general. I did however find this little piece of entertainment of the Ladies, or shall I say Lady...in the bathroom singing a song off their new album, of which I am going to purchase right now. With the sweet sweet itunes hook-up from Stacie for my b-day. So far I've got some songs from Seussical (which is playing in Middletown next weekend, if you haven't seen it GO...can you hear me? GO...it's so dang cool) a worship song off of More Than Ever, and now I'll get this BNL song.

Ok I'm off for more fresh air, some scootering, and off to a meeting.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


It appears I haven't blogged for almost a week. Didn't have much to talk about I suppose. Isn't it just like life, you have an amazingly fun few days, and you can't seem to keep the happiness going, it just goes blah from there.

Maybe some fresh air, and outdoor fun will do me some good!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Um I'm 38....

How'd that happen exactly? I mean I know, but all the sudden I'm 38, which seems way older than 37, but it's only 1 year really....right....am I suppose to feel a lot older? I mean I don't feel old and crotchity....(it's a word I swear).....I feel more mature. Am I? Anyone notice? I'm not trying, I just feel wiser. Interesting. Notice I did not say smart....wiser....I believe those are 2 different feelings. I had the most lovely of birthdays. Layni filled the cake void that I thought was going to be in my life since no signs of Abby showing up. She did an awesome job on the frosting/icing, and her very own version of the cake that wasn't from a box....very special thanks friend. Cyndi called and sang, and sent an e-card, mom called and sang. Stacie sent me some sweet sweet itunes love, the gift that keeps on giving. Connie, stood in the freezing cold for 40 minutes, then stood with me and rocked out 10 feet from the greatest band in the land. And then had fun taking self portraits while kissing a CD cover, a quest to get the perfect, "we survived an awesome concert" photo. Ron hooking me up with the funds to get my ticket, and putting up with me doing a countdown daily for what probably seemed like an eternity......the man loves me and he puts up with a whole lot of nonsense....love him for that....oh and he laughs at me too.....Oh and saw my brother and fam at church today, they didn't say happy birthday, but it was gift enough that they were actually at church. It was a good day to be there too, cause the Holy Spirit totally show'd up, and Dave totally rocked out like he used to back in the day when he was the worship leader. So cool to be a part of history making super cool God stuff. Ok sorry that was some serious NONSENSICAL RAVINGS....gotta represent....sorry I've had a great weekend.....thanks for the love everyone!

Birthday Weekend......

To tired to adequately describe how much fun I've had this weekend so far, and it's not even over yet....so I'll do it in pictures. Don't know why my collages come up on the blog so blurry but there you go, must lose something in translation or something.....GOOD TIMES FOR REAL!
They didn't sing my song, or Happy Birthday.....but did I really expect them to, honestly....no...it was still off the hook. The song I was voting for is unreleased, not even on an album, maybe they'll call me tomorrow on my actual birthday and sing it on the phone....maybe? The best part about a Switchfoot Concert, they record the first 7 songs (I wish it was all of them) and you get a bootleg CD to take home with you for $5....so cool, and you can take pictures. So I've still been at the concert all day today....cause of the CD. The middle photo up top is Connie kissing the bootleg CD. Layni and I took the kids to see Beauty and the Beast. My friend Keitha's oldest son was in it. She had mentioned he had a kissing scene, so we were all stoked to see him get his smooch on. Then when we saw he was the dancing grapes, it was a bit of a mystery how the grapes would get the sweet hook up to get to kiss the princess???? How does that happen? But then it was perfectly clear and quite exciting for us all that the Beast Actually turns into a Prince.....and that Prince was Kyler.....that's how the grapes got to get his smooch on. So cool, and he did a great job! Perry and Maddie both were in awe of the princess....

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Tomorrows the big day. My song isn't on any of their playlists from other concerts on this tour, so you people need to vote like a bunch of crazed maniacs. VOTE
I will be eternally greatful and I'll post pictures. I don't think I am getting my favorite cake this year unless someone is planning some big surprise, which I doubt because I'm too in the business for anyone to surprise me. So the least you people can do is vote so my favorite band Switchfoot, sings my favorite song at the concert tomorrow night! Oh and my favorite cake is Spice Cake with Pinucci (sp) icing, my super fly best friend Abby usually makes it for me every year for the past 7 or so years, and she ain't mentioned nothing about coming into town, and I don't have any plans for going to columbus, so no cake for me......bummer....BUT I GET TO SEE SWITCHFOOT TOMORROW NIGHT....vote...pretty please vote often! Oh the song I want is Daylight to Break, did I mention that part? Oh and I'm going to get my cricut tonight, so it's all good I'll survive turning 38 with no cake.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cricut Update....

The man is not bending.....UGH....I made $40 towards it over the weekend you'd think he'd fork over another $40 so his wife could have what she wants. Dad's chipping in $100, mom's chipping in the discount....so in the event you were struggling with what to get me this year for my birthday, I hear Walmart gift cards in any denomination work very nice. I'm just saying....I mean no one really needs to get me a gift since chances are I got you nothing for your birthday.......but say I was to get a cricut....I'd let you use it, I'm generous like that. I even offered to work OT to make some extra dough to pay him back. I know what he's thinking, work some OT to pay off debt....blah....

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Creative Hangover...

There is such a thing. I promise you. It's no wonder I can even make sense at this point. If this blog entry sounds like nonsense it's because I'm not actually awake, I just think I am. Was at a scrappin/stampin retreat this weekend, 2 days of full on creative stuff making....staying up way too late, laughing like a loon, eating way too much junk, and kicking it with my peeps. Got home just intime to remind my family that I am still alive than off to a meeting a church where I had to appear as though I had some good sense. I am pretty sure I was successful, at appearing like I had good sense, I'll make that decision for sure tomorrow after I've had a decent amount of sleep. In the mean time heres some of my creative genius............I am now going to go pass out, if you are needing to hear from me, or I owe you an
e-mail or something, I'll connect with you either tomorrow or tuesday, it takes a good day to recover from such a weekend. Oh by the way.........

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Shhhh...Mommy I'm Concentrating!

Oh my Good Lord.....if the husband forgets the afternoon medicine again on a Thursday....spelling word studying night....I could very well lose my ever loving mind! This is what I got when I asked him to spell "about", he needed to concentrate very hard. Then when told he had to take a shower, after a good 10 minutes of protest, he made me promise he only had to do 2 things while in the shower, wash his hair and his body. Riiiiight....ok sounds good to me. Now that he's in the shower, he'll forget he never wanted to be there to begin with. This is what I deal with......OFTEN!
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It might not be Loud Enough

When God needs to get through to me he needs to be loud, I tend to have selective hearing. How am I going to have a bad case of the "gotta haves" right after my blog entry last night? My dad likes to be generous with gift giving pretty much always...he doesn't get me stuff any other time except B-days, and Christmas, and really is he suppose to after all I am now a grown up in charge of my own life. So I have got the major "gotta haves" for the Cricut, didn't have them before I got to play with it and now I got it bad. Thought for sure with the Walmart super low price, and mom's discout, he's spring for it. Not the case. Now I'm trying to decide if I take his offer of a little more than half and try and raise the funds myself (selling crap, which I got some major crap I could unload) or take it as a sign that, a cricut would be me giving into excess....feel free to be honest. I don't overindulge in too much scrap crap, I try to be frugal, and rarely buy expensive tools. I am usually pretty selective with my LOW budget for such things. Ok so I am going to sell some stuff this weekend I think, how about we wait and see how much funds I raise selling crap....shall we. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Real Joy....

I want real JOY,....not temporary JOY! Beth is back, another 6 weeks of Beth Moore, this last chapter was amazing. I'd like to quote straight from her bible study where she quotes Eugene Peterson....one of the brilliant minds who helped bring together The Message.....

"We try to get [joy] through entertainment. We pay someone to make jokes, tell stories, perform dramatic actions, sing songs. We buy the vitality of another's imagination to divert and enliven our own poor lives. The ENORMOUS entertainment industry in America is a sign of the depletion of joy in our culture. Here comes the best part.....Society is a bored, gluttonous king employing a court jester to divert it after an overindulgent meal. Man that's so true.....But that kind of joy never penetrates our lives, never changes our basic constitution. The effects are extremely temporary---a few minutes, a few hours, a few days at most. When we run out of MONEY, the joy trickels away."

Wow....I'm not going to say a word after that, just read it over and over and over and let it sink in.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Oh! Gravity * * * * *

Oh! Gravity * * * * *, originally uploaded by Colker Family.

Holy Crap the Switchfoot Concert is SOLD OUT! 10 More days....can't wait!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Grand Total, and Need your Vote

Ok if you people are going to read my blog everyday, and then only 1 or 2...sometimes 3 but rarely more leave me comment love, the least you could do is go here. And vote for my favorite Switchfoot song. I would be eternally greatful. You go to the March 16th show in Cincinnati, click on vote here. And do a write in vote. The song is Daylight to Break, the album is unreleased (just put that) and the artist is obviously Switchfoot. I'll be super happy if they sing it. Connie's doing a write in vote for Happy Birthday to ME......which would be just as hooked up, but a little nervous I'll end up on stage, and will pass clean out.

And then there this:

I am super happy with the big money we raised. 17 people came and that's a lot of money raised by those people. Very cool. It'll be big help for a very sick little boy. Thanks to everyone who helped out!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

12 MORE DAYS....

Ok now begins my obsession once again for switchfoot love. I know I know I keep telling you guys how much this band has impacted my life. They just say all the things that swim around in my head in a lyrical genius kind of way. Much like U2, but when U2 was doing it I wasn't smart enough to realize what it was that they were saying back in the day, plus I'm not so sure back in the day I'm not so sure they really believed what they were singing....or they wouldn't have gotten all wierd in the early 90's. I'm just saying.....might I present to you some SWITCHFOOT LOVE

In other news. I earn a whole new respect for $$ this weekend. I helped with the Benefit Crop, and raised money for a very sick little boy. I don't know this family at all, just thought I'd use my skills to help some folks out. Raise money to show God's love in a practical way. I'll let you know the totals of what was raised when I know. And at church we excersized a little sacrificial giving for the Luke 4 Challenge. We'll both be sacraficing some time as well. But when you are involved in things God has made you passionate about it by no means feels like a sacrafice. So I've been bucking the system, and being a money hater cause the man don't let me have none. But thinking of money as a tool to advance God's Kingdom, well I've gained a new respect. That don't mean I still don't want stuff! I am human people!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

You need to Come

Ok we have some spots left at the Benefit Crop. So get in your car right now, cause you ain't doing nothing but reading my blog so obviously you have time to spare . We have tons of stuff to raffle, auction and give away. It's well worth your $30, and it benefits a very sick little boy. So get you scrap crap together and head over to the church to get your scrap on. See you there!