Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday Catch Up/Create a Connection

Friday Funnies

On New Year's weekend we traveled 4 1/2 hours to Dave's mom's house. Before we left he helped me on with my socks and said "wow, your legs are more hairy than mine." I proceeded to remind him that I have never shaved my legs in the winter and he had the nerve to look! On our road trip I put my slippered feet up on the dashboard, pulling my sweats back and socks down for all to see. I thought that would show him...NOT! He threatened to honk just in case they missed the show. I'll be mowing the legs this weekend while he's at the new house as a surprise :)

This picture is of the perfect gift Dave found for his gardening mom. A Victorian trike plant stand and he loved it so much he bought one for us. I captured part of her tree to show some of her vintage light reflectors, which Dave loves. We found some on eBay and I attempted to bid on the only two sets available. I must say bidding wars are ugly and I lost, but not before bidding an outrageous amount of money. I wanted to give Dave his childhood tree but instead I lost my mind ;)

Dave has been taking a new medication for muscle pain, insomnia and stress. The side affect is weird dreams...hmmm. Fixing up two houses, commuting 4hrs and me...ya think? The other night my hubby was straddling me in his sleep while poking me in my eye. Apparently he was fishing in his dream, I was the pole and my head was the reel...the fish got away! LOL I'm wearing a face mask to bed from now on because I'm no trout ;)

Create a Connection

This site created by Melba at is connecting bloggers. Deb at has a few questions for week one. It's a Wednesday getting to know you.

1. I have never wanted to be a Car Salesman ; but I've always thought I might like to be a Vet. I just could not handle putting them down when they are not sick or their family won't let me fix them. I'd be a pro bono vet :)

2. When I was 45 years old, I believed that I just might be here for a cure and I passed the year my mom died.

3. If I was my own best friend, what I would enjoy the most about spending time with Me would be my sarcastic sense of humor and adventurous spirit; while what I'd find the most irritating would be that I hate road trips and my directness. Superficial, insincere, Polly Anna's find me irritating. I love to call them on it because life's too short for sifting through the crap to create a relationship.

4. If the story of my life up to this point was being published tomorrow, it would be titled "A Warrior's Journey" which I WILL continue soon. My husband and friends motivate me ;) I would dedicate it to Dave.

5. When my time on Earth is over, and the people who loved me are remembering me, it would please me if they said " She showed me how to live with hope and laughter." I just pray God will see me as favorably as I see myself. LOL

Friday Firsts

Guess who turned a year old on December 29th? My grandson TK ;) He had a HUGE party and because he got spoiled on his first Christmas his parent's requested no presents. That did not include us grandparents of course :)
He was sick for Christmas and his birthday which he spread to his gramy tammy, but loved his first taste of sugar on his cake. (see slide show)

My husband and I were given the job of taking my daughter's first family portrait as their Christmas gifts but due to too many snotty noses we just got to it last night. Can you tell I faked a bigger fire? During dinner we finally got our first dusting of snow. (other snow pictures were from last year)

Oldest daughter is coming up this weekend to find a home up here. The Bay Area (big city) is just too expensive. I'm moving this summer and it can't come soon enough with both daughters living in the same town.

It feels good starting a new year!


Amber said...

Hahaha! You don't shave your legs in the winter!? Funny. I went without shaving my pits all last week, and the hair was so soft and log, i could have braided it! LOL

The pictures are great. That baby looks like such a sweetie-pie-guy!


Chris said...

My husband had a silver aluminum Christmas tree when he was a kid and he's been talking about it forever. I looked on Ebay, too and they were so expensive! Amazing how we always want what we had as a kid. LOL. I totally remember those lights on your MIL's tree because we had those, too!

Chris said...

Honestly, I wouldn't have noticed the fire if you hadn't mentioned it:)

Have a great weekend!
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Anonymous said...

I am trying to catch up on the trike plant stand and those light reflectors are very cool! I had to laugh about you not shaving your legs in winter..I do that too..until it starts to get a bit much. heehee
Poor Dave, he really is a hard working fella! Your description of his dream made me chuckle.
I hope you are feeling ok and having a happy new year so far. Happy Belated bday to that darling baby boy.
Sending you love,

emmapeelDallas said...

I can't believe TK is a year old already! He's a beautiful boy. I had to laugh when I read what you wrote about being ready to move, with both daughters in the same town...I know the feeling! We have to talk soon, girlfriend.



Anonymous said...

I had to laugh, 'cause the leg shaving pace slows to a near stop in winter for me, too - luckily it doesn't seem to grow as fast now as it did when I was younger! Or maybe 'cause I don't wear my glasses in the shower, I just can't see it as well :)
Can TK GET any more Adorable?? A very happy birthday to the little big man! The photo and the fire looks great. Having two daughters myself, I know what you mean...this town ain't big enough for the three of us, lol.

Wishing you and all your loved ones a very happy New Year, Tammy!
(Tell Dave he needs better bait if he wants to catch you :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome post--your grandson is good enough to eat!;)

Seems like you are living my haiku--thanks for stopping by...

Anonymous said...

TK is just too precious for words. Sorry about him (and you) being sick. I am still thinking about that picture of him zoned out sleeping wrapped in tinsel. He is a gem! And lovely photo of his mom and dad as well. I like the bicycle planter and tree. Hope you get moved soon so the stress will be less on everyone! :) xo

Turquoise CRO said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY sweet TK!!!! and I love that Victorian trike stand! Cool! and the family pic is SWEET! like YOU!!! xo, Cinda

acumamakiki said...

That TK is some kinda cute. So squishable! How amazing that your daughters will be living close by, what a blessing!!

Anonymous said...

You've had another really full week--looks like it was filled with lots of fun (and cake)!

TK is just too cute for words. You did a wonderful job on the portrait, Tammy.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What a chock-full post! Glad the girls will be close by. Now go shave those yams!! lol, JP

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What a chock-full post! Glad the girls will be close by. Now go shave those yams!! lol, JP

Deb R said...

The leg-shaving thing made me laugh. I shave mine like four times a year. Seriously. (But I'm just not very hairy!)

Loved your answers to the CaC questions and the photos of your family are wonderful!

Jessie said...

Actually, I was thinking: oooh! what a nice fire!

as for Tk...dang, that kid just keeps getting cuter every day!!

Anonymous said...

I love the family photos. Such a nice Christmas you must have had. May your New Year be filled with the blessings that you certainly deserve. (Since you said at the top of your blog you don't like the "Superficial, insincere"...I will be honest and say that I can tell you fiddled with the fire...but if you hadn't written anything, I would have never noticed.)

Anonymous said...

oh it's all such a great post - but i have to give a shout out to the dream of your husband 'fishing you' - TOO bizarre - it got a laugh out loud guffaw from me :-) love x x x

Anonymous said...

Great picture Tammy. I hope you had a super time shaving your legs... you are not the only one who doesn't shave in the winter.
Have a great week,

Anonymous said...

nice work on the family portrait! I am a nonshaver myself!
great answers, and your book will be inspiration to all, your words here on this blog already are :)