Friday, October 30, 2009

The Friday Five -Inspired by another blogger

So 1st I know I totally missed last friday's five! -My husband was sent home from work because he was coughing a lot (we've all been getting over colds here). So, I got a bit distracted and I admit to not have a lot of blogging motivation lately. Anyways -back to today's Friday Five! ...

I saw this on another blogger's site which she saw on another's site and so her post was named -Inspired by another blogger -So,I'm now taking the idea too :)
It's all about your favorite color -What's yours? Mine is purple with green coming in after that-So if you search google images what comes up with your favorite color? Here's 5 that come up for mine....

1. Some pretty purple roses

2. This is actually an optical illusion -It looks like it's moving -Huh?!

3. A cool digital effect making green grass purple 4. A cool purple and green staircase 5. And because I love flowers another purple flower with a green backgroud

So, that's it for today's Friday Five -If I don't get to say before - Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What do you see ?

Take a look at this pic what do you see ?

Maybe some leaves? Or more specifically ivy growing on a trellis -Yes there is that....

What about now? Anything else??

Did you see this ? A bug that looks a leaf!!

Here's a real close-up of it:

I saw it in my yard yesterday and thought it was pretty cool-Huh? Even though I really don't like bugs -It's pretty interesting -just wanted to share :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Halloween Guide:

Need some Halloween info?
Maybe about pumpkin carving tips/stencils? Cheap and easy Halloween crafts,treats,or costumes? Well, my latest Examiner articles have this info. and more!
Especially for those around Tulsa you can find out where the pumpkin patches are around here and Family Halloween events going on around Tulsa -even a lot of FREE ones- Starting today!
Not only can you see my latest Halloween articles but other peoples Halloween articles on

Check it out! Thanks!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Friday Five -The Fair edition

Around here the Fair has just came and went. And we went last weekend- I planned to take lots of pics. but, the batteries went out on the camera AND the extra batteries I had were also bad :(
But, I did get a few pics in at least. Anyways so here's 5 things we did/saw at the Fair...

1. Of course as soon as we got there we let the kids do some rides:

2. Then of course we ate and ate some more- I had to get a Turkey Leg,My husband had to get an Indian Taco,My son had to get a Corn Dog,My daughter had to get a Blue Rasperry Lemonade and of course we all shared with each other.-Mmmm!

3. We walked around a lot -Saw "Tiny Tina" a tiny woman that that you could pay a $1 to see in true carnie fashion-after standing in line by the "Tiny Tina" exhibit for awhile -Curiosity got the best of us ;) We walked thru some of the buildings-Mostly trying find the "Just for Kids" place. couldn't find it -saw nice views of the fair though:

4. We rode some of the bigger -adult type rides. At least me,my daughter, and sister did.

5. While we were on the Ferris Wheel and got a bird's eye view of the Fair we saw where the Kid's Place was so before we left we checked that out. There were some cool stuff like this huge Sand Sculpture -I couldn't get a pic. -My sister got this one with her phone and I just got it:

So, that was some of what all we did at the Fair. I'm glad we got to go mostly cause I got some tickets thru Ttownmoms-Yay! So ho w about you? Do have a fair near you-Did you go? What all did you do/see?
Well, Hope everyone has a good weekend! Until next time.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Friday Five

Here the weather is getting cold- You can just feel the fall crispness in the air. Fall -it's a great time of the year! Which brings me to today's Friday Five... 5 things we've done to get ready for fall here:

1. Since the weather has been pretty cold into the 40's-50's- Brrr! I pulled out some of the winter clothes.

2. Of course cooler weather means some great fall food like -We've recently made Chili

3. And I've made some Chicken Tortilla Soup -twice now -Yumm!

4. Getting ready to go to some Fall attractions - Hopefully going to the Fair this weekend!

5. And although we haven't gotten out all our Halloween decorations yet -there's that too and of course going to get a pumpkin soon. Which by the way for anyone that reads this and is near Tulsa -I made a list of local pumpkin patches -etc. on 1 of my Examiner articles HERE and I plan to have more Halloween articles out soon :)

So, that's it for today's Friday Five -Hope everyone has a good weekend!

I'm a scaredy cat

So, this week my hubby has been gone on a business trip. He flew out on a plane Sunday and he should be back today -Yay! The thing is especially when he's gone I'm a scaredy cat- Every little noise or shadow freaks me out =D. I guess I'm kinda prone to being scared I don't like watching scary movies -Yep that means no Halloween thriller movies for me ;)

Anyone out there that can relate? Are you a scaredy cat too or do you love watching scary movies?

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Friday Five ; Weird News

You know one thing I like to read about ? Weird News! So, that's what today's Friday Five is about. 5 weird news things I have recently read...

1. Gotta love news about kitties so have you heard about GLAMOURPUSS -The enchanting world of kitty wigs ?? They just came out with a book! I think these pics are funny and help cheer a person up =D Here's an example of what you might see:See told you - Pretty funny =D

2. And speaking of cats there's a cat that was born around the same time I was! Which makes for a pretty old cat -30 yrs. old. Even though that is old -apparently the oldest cat on record was a 38 yr. old cat. This 30 yr. old cat has had some problems in her old age -Like with hearing and seeing -But, what can you expect for cat named Caterack ;) You can read more about this story HERE

3. From cats to fish -Did you hear about the couple that was fighting so the woman fried up the man's 7 pet goldfish?! Oh and she actually ate 3 of them!! -Yuck! Wow!-Here's more about that story.

4. Ok how about this one-Just reading about it today... A college (University of Florida ) removed a Zombie plan from website. Apparently some employee put it up as a joke amongst the other disaster preparedness plans -You can read more about that Here.

5. Ok and last but not least in weird celebrity news -I was also just reading about David Letterman was involved in an blackmail/extortion plot. David Letterman was going to be blackmailed. So, he announced on his show with jokes sprinkled in about some allegations are true -Like having sexual relations with female employees of his show! For some reason to me he's always given off that creepy uncle vibe -If you know what I mean. Not to make light of this but, the whole situation is weird/interesting that it's coming out because of blackmail supposedly from another CBS employee. Anyways you can read more about it HERE -There may even be more news coming out soon about it.

Well, that's the Friday Five for today -Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Swine Flu has hit!

Well, it appears the swine flu,the piggy flu, the H1N1,the Heiny flu- whatever you want to call it is going strong. There's been many people everywhere getting it-Including my daughter. But, before you try to click off -Don't worry I'm sure the germys won't get to you through the internet ;)

So, it started Sun. night when she said she felt kinda dizzy before bed, but I tucked her in and told her to get a good night's sleep. Then monday morning she came in to wake me up and also waking up my son who sometimes slips into our bed late at night. So, she woke us up before the alarm was set to go off to say she didn't feel good. I took her temp -no temp. She had developed a cough and headache though -I gave her some over the counter kid's medicine and told her to go back to bed. And I'd call her school later ( it still wasn't going to open for another 1-2 hrs) So, then I attempted to lay down again with my son but, he was too restless then. After about 30mins we got up and started the day. And since we were going to be home I used up the rest of the pancake batter in the fridge from the weekend. After I made pancakes I woke my daughter up and we all ate. Not that the kids really appreciated that I'd cooked -I begged my son to eat a little bit before I got him the cereal that apparently he really wanted to eat. I called her school then showered and we continued our day. Occasionally checking my daughter's temp. and giving her medicine. We just chillaxed,ate microwave popcorn,watched TV. Once my hubby was home we ate soup and grilled cheese for dinner. Tuesday she still wasn't feeling good and this time my husband was waking me up to tell me this before he left for work -again before the alarm was set to go off- Urgh! Luckily this time my son went back to sleep for a little while. Once we got up about 7:15am I checked her temp. -she did have a little fever. Once we got settled for breakfast I called her school again. I also called the Dr. -I know for me 1 day of not feeling well,no school is ok to chillax but second day -Your going to the Dr. The Dr. had an afternoon appt. we took. Once we were at the Dr's they did a flu test which came back positive -Yeah that was Um -Interesting - The nurse told my daughter -Make some snot! LOL Anyways the Dr. later explained that 98% of the "flu" they're seeing is the H1N1-So most likely what she has-Ugh. We knew she was to stay home Wednesday also so luckily no interruptions in my sleep-Yay! And once we were up (about 7:30am) did the normal breakfast-yada,yada. Called her school again and got their fax #, called the Dr's to fax over something to the school. Then again I gave her over the counter medicine,checked her temp-it was gone -yay!,kept her hydrated,and tried to quarantine her somewhat.

For us the swine flu was not all that much worse than the regular flu -etc. Today she's back to school. And I'm hoping that the rest of the household doesn't get it. Especially while my hubby will be out of town starting Sunday. So that's our swine flu story :)