Friday, April 29, 2011

PW -Part 2

Oh yes in part 2 we see more of the funny/embarrassing things that can/do happen to Ree - I agree wearing a wool suit to an Oklahoma summer wedding -not the best idea ;) That exact problem hasn't happened to me but, I do have my own sweating issues -my hands get clammy quite often (sorry if you've ever shaken my clammy hand)- And I can totally relate to the "Embarrassing, clumsy things happened to me with some degree of regularity"

Of course also in this part we see deeper into MM and PW's relationship as they spend time on the ranch, watching movies, driving around in his pickup truck - I love the part where she says "If Marlboro Man were moonshine during Prohibition, I'd smuggle crates of it across state lines and guzzle it on the journey; if he were a street drug I'd sell my hair to score a fix; if he were standing below a cliff; I'd jump off to be with him." -Anyone else get Ke$ha's -Your love is my drug stuck in their head after reading that? ;)

And yes I thought the marriage proposal might be some uber romantic happening at the ranch but it was more nonchalant when Marlboro Man came to Ree's house unexpectedly and he tossed her the ring asking if she wanted to marry him -After she got over the shock and thought it about it for a minute of course she said yes!

Then on to the wedding plans! ... sadly PW's parent's marriage was still falling apart -but, she tried to distract her mom with the many wedding plans /decisions. It sounded like a big,beautiful wedding - And so they were married! And as she alludes to in the last part -Part 3 - "The coming year, real life would come crashing in" - To be continued...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My neck of the woods - Our Easter

This past Sunday was Easter of course and we've had our decorations up beforehand for awhile. And Saturday we dyed our eggs and cleaned to get ready for everyone to be over here for Easter lunch
Then the big day came Easter Sunday - It was a stormy Easter -literally and figuratively as I was getting the ham and everything ready I asked my daughter to help but, she just gave me attitude -2 redheaded tempers do not go well together ;) -She did eventually help some and luckily we got most everything done before everyone arrived at our house. Once everyone was here and the food that people brought was situated we all ate and had a good time. We did have to do inside egg hunts -because of the rain. But, everything turned out pretty good -despite the stormy Easter :)
So, that's how Easter went in my neck of the woods - How's it going in your neck of the woods? -Be sure to join in with the RHOK's your neck of the woods and let us know!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My neck of the woods -Broken Bathroom

My husband likes to joke that I can break just about anything -So, I guess it isn't too surprising that when I went to shower the other day -the soap dish thingy -fell off! (And as you can see we went about fixing it -no the duct tape isn't a permanent solution -it was just to hold it on there- while the adhesive was drying) At least it seems to be fixed and I will try not to break it again -admittedly I did sometimes hoist my leg on there to get a good scrubbing -But, it wasn't all my fault! I think it goes to a bigger problem that -Our bathroom is breaking! Somehow /somewhere our tub? is leaking! We have towels down to soak up the water -but, I think it's getting worse :( I know it needs to be fixed -and as I've been checking things off the proverbial list (get my hubby a car -check, get our van new tires and things fixed on it -check, get the pets their shots- check) -It's about next on the list. But, I'm nervous! I'm nervous about how much it will cost, about if they'll say we can't use our bathroom for a month, or,or,or....
In my mind it was something I was hoping to take care of in May(middle to end) -When school is winding down -things are a little more lax -etc. Now looks like after Easter -We'll be calling a plumber out sooner rather than later! So, that's what's going on in my neck of the woods -P.S. -Any advice appreciated. P.P.S. -Hope things are going better in your neck of the woods -Be sure to join in with the RHOK's -Your neck of the woods!

Monday, April 18, 2011

PW -BHtTW Ch. 6-9

Where we left off - with the RHOK Reads:
The Pioneer Woman's -Black Heels to Tractor Wheels:

So, will she or won't she - Move to Chicago as planned? As she goes back and forth -she ultimately decides...

To take a chance on love with the Marlboro Man and doesn't move to Chicago! And yes, again more swooning -I love the part where she tells him of her decision -which leads to a good makeout session "Before I knew it we were back where we'd been before, rolling around and kissing manically in the bed of his diesel pickup. Occasionally my arm would hit a crowbar and my head would slam against a spare tire or a cattle prod or a jack ; I didn't care, I'd said what I wanted to say that night. Everything else -even minor head injuries -was a piece of cake."

I love how no matter how cool she may seem there are things like bumping her head on a spare tire, or almost falling/ spilling her purse, and all the inner dialogue that goes on -that makes us less than cool - clumsy girls relate ;)

I also like that she mentions - that feeling of it's just them -in love -but, oh yeah -there are other people to consider here -gotta meet the family and all ! And what an impression she must've made not quite making a turn and her car getting stuck in a ditch -with Marlboro's mom in the car! And after all this meeting his family and being in love -she comes home - to be shaken to the core -finding out her parents are having marital problems -If her parents who had been together for thirty years were having problems -what does that make of love ? Even though Marlboro Man does make her feel less disheartened - What will happen next? -To be continued...

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Kids -Ages and Stages

Just a little update today on the kids...

My son recently turned 5 -it's 1 of my fav. ages because they're old enough to do a lot of things on their own -like going potty -But, still need their mama for a lot of things too. At this age they are also good helpers. And say the darndest things -as mentioned in my previous post we all took a trip to the vet recently - there was a cat in a cage for adoption -and my son asked "Why the cat had a hole" as he was pointing -I explained that's where it goes poop -maybe because it had lighter fur that he noticed it on that cat and not ours before? Me and the receptionist got a little giggle out of it anyway. Also the other day we were getting ready to walk into a store when my son stopped and sniffed -*sniff *sniff and said -"Hmm -smells like yellow" -Lol- Where does he come up with this stuff?!

And as far as my daughter she's almost officially a teenager -yikes! It's kind of a strange age -being a lot more independant in a lot of ways but, then not in some ways. She gets embarrassed by us "old folks" a lot. She's taller than me now (not that -that's too hard to do;) and blossoming into quite the beautiful young lady. As an early bday present we got her a cell phone recently -and we've already had to take it away once -Because of "the attitude" - she certainly has the eye rolling and teenage attitude down -Yeesh -Teenage daughters:

So, yep that's the ages n stages going on around here for now. What's your favorite age/stage? Hope everyone has a Happy friday and weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Neck of the woods -Cat in the Hat

My son brought home this cat in the hat -hat- home from school the other day -and I thought it would be appropriate to put it on our cat -We torture take care of our pets like that around here ;) Last week we also had to take our pets in for their annual shots - you know my cat especially loved that -achem *sarcasm*. The past few years I would stagger our cat's and dog's appts. and my husband would take them to the vet -while I stayed home with the kids. This year I decided to make it a *fun* family outing. We took our cat and dog at the same time and we all went-all 6 of us (counting the cat and dog). It might've been a little experiment to see how it would all go. Our cat was angry as usual -our dog scared as usual -and my son got upset -I took him back out into the waiting area and we hung out there while my husband and daughter were in the exam room. Guess I'll know for next time -Wish me luck when I take our dog in next week for a teeth cleaning! And, that's some of what's been going on here -How about you? Be sure to join in the RHOK's -Your neck of the woods linky!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Black Heels to Tractor Wheels -Ch. 1-5

I'm joining in with the RHOK reads:This first book being Oklahoma's own -Pioneer Woman and her love story -Black Heels to Tractor Wheels.

First let me start off by saying although the Pioneer Woman is a fellow Oklahoma Blogger -and I have visited her site -I'm not a devout follower -I know, I know -now you can pick your chin up off the floor ;) For some reason I can sometimes be cynical /not wanting to "buy into the hype". So, although she may have told some of this story on her blog -it is all new to me. And I wasn't really sure if I could relate -even after reading the 1st page of the book where she said - "I was mired in a papery swamp of study guides, marked -up drafts of my resume', listings of Chicago apartments, and a J. Crew catalog, from which I just ordered a $495 wool coat in olive, not chocolate, because I'm a redhead, and because Chicago, I reminded myself is a tad more nippy than Los Angeles, which I just left weeks earlier"
About the only thing I could relate to in that was being a redhead and maybe the drafts of resume's. I don't think I've spent almost $500 on any article of clothing or even $400 in my life! I was a bit surprised to learn that Ree did in fact come from an "affluent" background. But, that aside I have to admit she does write well and as it got juicier -the more interested in the book I got.

I can't say that I've had any ex boyfriends/ dates exactly like hers -even though I might not have minded a "British guy that worked at the country club" -who doesn't love an accent -right? ;) But, what I could relate to is the dating world in general -guys who are into you more than them and vise versa. As I've mentioned some of my ex -experiences before. (I wonder if she was as nervous as I was about writing about ex's -if she changed their names or anything). And as I got more into the heart of the story -it is a love story about how she met her husband and the beginning of their relationship afterall -and it does make you Swoon indeed -Ahh the feelings of new love! But, what about her plans to move to Chicago ? That would probably put a kink in things with her new Marlboro Man -What's a girl to do? -To be continued...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First -Your neck of the woods

The RHOK is starting a new Tuesday link up called

Well, spring has sprung around here and I was wondering if the plants I got for Mother's Day last year would come up again or if I would need to buy new ones ( I do not have the best green thumb ;) -But, low and behold -at least 2 out of the 3 are sprouting again -Yay! :
We've been doing some yardwork around here lately -This past weekend sure was nice weather to be out and about -My dad even brought some plants -tomatoes-etc. and the kids helped plant them:
So, that's what's going on in my neck of the woods -How about you? Be sure to join in with the RHOK on this linky!

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Friday Five -He's in the band

I haven't done a fun Friday Five in awhile - And today I want to talk about guys -hot/ sexy guys! For me and probably a lot of you out there I could totally dig the artistic/musician type of guy and that's why I'd like to call today's Friday Five- He's in the band -Here's 5 guys that are hot and sexy and in a band:


Adam Levine of Maroon 5 -Am I right ladies? ! I can't wait to see him on the new upcoming show -The Voice - Oh also a little sexy tidbit -He recently posed nude on a magazine to help raise awareness for cancer!


Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend -He may not be the traditional smoldering hunk of meat but, he's sure does work that sexy boy next door vibe!


Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees -He's got that good guy but, yet punk rocker sexy vibe going -Mmm-hmm!


Tyson Jay Ritter of All- American Rejects -I mean just look at him-Super sexy rocker -and he's even from Oklahoma!


Jared Leto of 30 seconds to Mars -I've thought Jordan er- I mean Jared was hot since he was on My so called Life. And even when he's sporting a pink mohawk he looks good! Shh! his band even has a very kinky video -most of them around the 'net are even censored.

So, there you have it -think I have a type? ;) And I'm sure there are others I could name -what do you think? Agree/disagree -Who would add? Happy Friday and Weekend!