Monday, June 30, 2008
I have also been offered bribes of beer and chocolate. My goodness, how much WT (white trash) do these folks think I have in me? No really, I will take those items. For beer, I prefer Coors Light....light because I am on "Operation Stop the Top." As far as chocolate, I prefer Dove's milk chocolate. All addicts interested in bribes, may email me for further instructions on where to send your donations..or you can just click here.
Another reason why I never came out and told the secret location, was merely to the theory of supply and demand. Kind of like the high gas prices we are facing now. At his point a bag of SI is little over a $1. A great deal, I say. But if the demand goes up, they may start charging me $5 a bag. You understand..or did you just raise your right hand? Ok, you did. Well then just click here for a better understanding. But there is a little fraction of a ice pellet that feels bad for some of you struggling with the riddle. Not to mention I am leaving town for 8 days and didn't want to leave some of your cups SI-less with these triple digits. SO, after much Supply and Demand thoughts, I have decided to give you a good clue. What kind of clue you say? A picture clue.
First, before I can show you the picture clue, I must explain the story behind it. In my previous post, I forgot to mention Friday night shenanigans. It was Cori's birthday party. She is a awesome girl, whom I love bunches. She is has many great friends, who gave her a really special day. They also threw her a surprise birthday party. So I wanted to surprise her and bring her SI. So I stopped by my drug dealers, and picked up a few bags. That is when I had my PIC (Partner in Crime) take my picture. Originally it was going to be just to tease you all, and to gloat. Then I decided to let it be a pictures clue for you all. So here you go:
Now Brenda...do you still think I am a Icehole? :0
The party was great, they were all having waaaay to much fun. I wish I could have stayed longer and hung out to play Drunco, but I had a 6am wake up call...yard sale.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORI!!!!!!
I am sure you spent the next day in bed;)
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
This being my first time having a yard sale..I am doing quite well. I had a pre-view party last night with a few girls, and made around $200 before I even opened the garage door!!! I may be hooked. One of the girls bought a ton....then called me later and wanted to come back! I had another repeat shopper this morning. Very fun. I told my helper Savan (thanks you bunches BTW) that I am like Lays Potato chips..no one can just come by once!! Plus, I decided I should have advertised that this sale was like the new dollar store!!
I have also decided that you basically have two types of yardsalers, the elderly community..or moms in minivans. Or, maybe just because it was a workday. I can't wait to see what Saturday mornings catch brings in! I need some entertainment folks...so please bring your drama train on down. I did have a 3-way fight going on for Cormac's drum set. I handled it in a dignified way....rock, paper, scissors....YO! I practically gave it away..$150 set for $10!! I should of had a bidding war...but I guess you learn as you go. More t come.........
She just thinks it is funny! No Seriously she did, look.
This is just one day! Yesterday she had to have her first band aid! Good thing we have good health insurance..I have a feeling we will need it with this one.I think daughter and I will get along just fine. That's my girl! I can't wait to take her backpacking, teach her how to work on her own car, chop wood, start her own fire, know her direction in the woods, and never depend on a man! All the women in my family are very independent, self reliant women. You never know what we will be up too:) We can clean up nice too if need be,but we would rather wear jeans and a t-shirt. She is now the next generation! I am sure she will give her brother a run for his money. Go Chloe!!
Life isn't fun if you don't get dirty now and then, and have a few scars to show that you did indeed live and cry!! Scars are just another way to store memories, believe me I have a few. I think I may have to do a whole album of her scars! We are women..hear us ROAR!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
(mainly my relatives..which doesn't say much for me...I slowly raise my right hand...crap)
I then just forgot about it. I will explain how to get a blog roll in a second, but first I must explain to my family members, and maybe some of you others out there, how to play this blogging game. I will say in there defense, they come from a different generation that didn't grow up with computers. And tend to have problems understanding how to work things. So of course, I am just trying to be helpful, so they can truly enjoy this experience to the fullest!
So what is in this blogging 101 course? You know things like when you are reading a post and you see a single word or phrase that is a different color. If you run your cursor over it and it then becomes underlined...CLICK on it! It is a link to somewhere out in Internet land that helps further tell the story I am telling folks. Like this. Ok , you better have just clicked on that or you have to raise your right hand again.
OR things like when you finally figure out how to leave me a comment my dear relatives...if you would kindly please check the box that states, "Email follow-up comments to (insert your email address.)" Because I do respond to your comments, and if I ask you a question...damn it you better answer me!! Ohh, oops. I did not mean to yell and get all authoritative on you:)). You also don't have to have a blog to leave a comments. You can just be a bloggee, and not a blogger. If the Blogger you are reading allows comments from anonymous people..you can click that option and leave one!!
Well, these are just a few things I need to tell my 3 moms,(two by marriages and one by birth) Aunts (one finally just got email!), cousins, in-laws,and sibling...etc. Cue the deliverance music, dueling banjos. Takes a lot of little nuts to make a jar of peanut butter! Kidding, I actually have very intelligent relatives, just not that into the computer world:))
Ok- so real quick on the Blog roll. Go to layouts. Add page layout. You should then see the option for adding a Blog roll. Click that and set your settings, then start adding your links. I have mine set to show me just the title of their last post, and have them listed in order of the most recent posts. That way I can just go to my blog and see who has posted recently! Does not work on people with private blogs though. I hope that answers your questions.
Monday, June 23, 2008
(You like the homemade Yard sale sign?)
Yes...that is right folks, you too can own a piece of Laybourn History! Who knows how much it may be worth in the near future with the way my acting career is taking off. I am sure you will be able to fetch a fair price after I appear on Oprah this fall! I am not sure yet what kind of work that goes into one of these red carpet events...but I have a feeling I will be finding out soon enough.
I am really excited to see what fun and interesting people I get to come into contact with this weekend. I am sure I will have some great things to blog about. I may even throw in a few "exciting" items to sell just to get people's reaction. You know, just to keep myself entertained during this less than exciting job.
So any-who, if you know anyone who wants some great name brand clothes, shoes, baby equipment, home decor, furniture...holla before it is gone. Girl clothes 1-18 months, and Boy 0-3T. All in great condition. I have come to terms with the fact that I need to let go of their stuff. It is not like I am loosing their childhood! Plus when we move I don't want to have much to move. Here is a sneak peek at some things that will be going bye..bye..bye:
I am also parting with Cormac room decor from his nursery, it is hard..but I had them painted on to this bedroom walls..so I am moving on. Here of just two of the seven picture by A. Morrow:
My prised boutique silk diaper bag that I barely used but 10 times:
Yeah, just look for me...the one crying as she looses her children's memories. I just figure if we decide to have another child..I will buy again. Oh, and for you still pondering my riddle, if you come to my yard sale, I will give you a clue if you are having trouble breaking the riddle. Who knows, I may even be serving SI.
I will be having it Friday 7am to 12pm and Saturday 7am to 3pm over at 2101 Carol Drive. If you want a pre-show email me!
Yes, that is right folks. After much deliberation on whether to spill the goods or not on my drug dealers location, I have decide to tell. But there is a catch. I will put the location in a riddle which you must solve. Why? You must prove you are Special Ice worthly, and this is the only way I could determine that without meeting you. It is kind of a little secret society initiation, determined by your IQ or wittiness. Only the top 5% of the population shall have the pleasure on indulgence:) So after reading the riddle I made, if you feel you have the answer, email me it at email@example.com. If you are right I will give you the thumbs up, and off you shall be to SI heaven.
I was glad to see all you other addicts comments. I thought I was alone in my little world of SI. Little did I know it was a epidemic. At least us addicts have each other who understand the greatness of SI. Like I always say, "Rehab is for Quitters", and I was never raised to be a quitter people! SO here it goes, and good luck my fellow addicts.
It precedes the Queen and does your body good. It comes in many strengths and leaves you feeling strong and good.
It is a type of farm, where the spotted ones live and cause no harm.
It sounds like a big box store, and can help you if you have a chore.
It is not the only one, when people do this they sit on their bum.
While it may not be the first of it's kind, Mr. Hankey says it sure won't leave you feeling like you have been robbed blind.
Signed, J to the M to the E AKA The Riddler
1. I left for my scrap booking retreat on Thursday.
- After crossing over 1 major river, going over a one lane bridge once, driving over 3 cattle guards (you may need to live in Idaho to know what those are), driving through 1 historical site and 3 rock slide areas, I finally arrived to no cell coverage, scrap booking heaven!
- So that means I am no longer a virgin. I had 20 lays...layouts that is!! Yep, my first retreat was a blast. I had sooo much fun, and met many great ladies. We were not short in the laugh department for shizzle nizzle. Oh, below is a "Here's your sign" that you know you were having too much fun at the retreat if you split open your Capri's within the first hour, and had to sash-shay backwards to your cabin to change:Oh, I know what someone of you are thinking that know me well, were you wearing undies? Actually to my own surprise I was this time! God was looking out for my White Butt!
- We had a PJ fashion show on Saturday night. In my group we had two great girls from Coeur d’Alene that came up with the "The Paper Craft Dolls" instead of the Pussy Cat Dolls. So we made outfits out of paper products that were a wee bit on the "Sexy" side. We had the song "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?" by the group...except our version was "Don't you wish your girlfriend could scrap book like me? I showed the 5 other girls a little choreography for our red carpet entrance. We then rolled out our red carpet we brought, hit play on our song..and out we came to dance and strut our stuff. I didn't get pics, but a lot of the other girls did. I don't even know if I want to see them!! Lets just say I had coffee filters as boobs and yarn as the nips!! Yeah, Don't Cha...wish?
- I got to enjoy my SI, and shared it with a few of th e"Chosen Ones." You know, ones that met the previous criteria stated below. SI was a big hit, and they were banging down my cabin door for my drug supplier. I had to fight them off with my CutterBee scissors. The girls at my table were well taken care of though...oh and one pregnant girl..I felt her prego pain, and gave her some too. Aren't I just the nicest person you know? Yeah, I know thanks ladies...just remember my birthday is September 9th.
- I also feel I may have developed type II diabetes during this 4 day sugar binge. After chocolate, soda, butter horns, etc., I may have a insulin problem, as my body went into shock. I will be posting another confession post on my MTKillers blog. Let's just say operation, "STOP THE TOP" took a wee bit of a DROP!
2. My hubby got his new tattoo.
- He has been drawing and planning this tattoo for months. He then sent his ideas to our great friend over in Salem..Russ. Russ then drew it out and put his creative mind to work. Then it turns out Russ was coming over the weekend I was gone to do the work. My hubby is a sneaky, clever man!
- Matt had two lions off his family crest inked onto both shoulders three years ago for his birthday. Then I told him he couldn't get anymore (He has 3 others), unless it was my name. I was hoping he would not take the "tattoo curse" of inking a women's name on himself, thus ending his tattoo career. Didn't work. Apparently I didn't read the fine print on my marriage license that states:, "Matt shall just get any tattoo he likes, whenever."
- So Russ came over, and gave my hubby his tattoo in our living room. 5 1/2 hours later his chest piece was done. He got his family name, and each of the kids name. I am not into chest pieces, but Russ did a excellent job:
The Final Project
Cormac, of course after watching daddy get his tattoo, wants a tattoo. I think I will let him go get a sleeve air brushed on, then take some really cool pictures. I think it would be really fun to have Cormac get the same chest tattoo as dad air brushed on, and take a picture of them both. Oh new idea! You better stayed tuned for more Jamie shenanigans! I am also now convinced that my hubby will be trying to impregnate me so he can have a another excuse to get a tattoo.
Matt: "But honey, I have to get the babies named tattoo on me so he doesn't end up on the Dr. Phil show."
Me: "But honey, they are already all going to be on the show because we are their parents."
Matt: "Oh, yeah, your right."
Me: "Yeah, I know honey, I am always right."
Signed, J to the M to the E
Thursday, June 19, 2008
It is AKA hospital ice...for when the hospital staff tries to starve you to death. I have on occasion thought about having a third child, or throwing my self off a cliff, just so I could go visit the hospital and relish in as much special ice as possible. Kinda like a mini vacation..only with ice.
So why am I telling you about special ice?? Well I am leaving in approx. 3 hours for a scrap booking retreat. AND I have special ice to take with me!!!!!!!!! So what's the big deal? I have been having special ice withdrawals for 2 years give or take. WHY? Have I angered the ice gods? Well, I know any and every restaurant within several miles of my town that serves up this "Special Ice" with their cold drinks. But their has been a famine going on...one by one they have dried up..leaving me helpless and thinking about hurting myself...so I can make it to the hospital for their special ice.
I know all this seems rather extreme, but then again that just means you must have never had a hot summer day where you poured a ice cold Pepsi into a glass filled 2/3's full on SI. It is close to heavenly. Back in the good ol' days...I found a Espresso stand that had it and would sell me bags that I would then in turn hoard in my freezer. If you are a lucky friend who comes over to visit, you may get the chance to indulge in having a SI drink. For, I do have criteria you must meet to be able to have some SI.
1. You must be a good friend.
2. You must be a good friend who understands the value of SI.
3. You must be a good friend who understands the value of SI, and be willing to treat SI with the respect and dignity it deserves.
I have been known to even refuse to let my hubby have some. (ohhh, poor guy...you are too cruel.) No, he failed to pass the criteria, rule #2, last part, "understand the value of SI." He has been know to say, after I go on and on about it, getting all giddy, "Well, yeah it is good, but not that big of a deal." After that, I had to become the Ice Nazi..like on the Seinfeld's soup Nazi, "No Ice for You!"
So anyway, two years ago the Espresso stand I use to get my fix from sold and the new owners couldn't afford to maintenance the machine any longer (parts are from England.) So I got cut off. So after two years of pain and suffering (You will be hearing from my Lawyer)...I found a new supplier!!!!! So I made sure I bought a few bags to, more than last me on my retreat!!!! Woot! Woot!
I have done my research on these machines....and I promise you ONE DAY I shall have one of these installed into my kitchen. Maybe if I pull out all my teeth, my insurance company would pay for it?? It would then surly have to be considered a medical need, right?
PS- If I told you where...them I would have to hurt ya. Sorry folks ;)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Ha, Ha, Ha..Hee, Hee, Hee...little brown jug how I love thee! Lots to learn from this little jiggy jig. Like, don't end up like Bessie Berch left at the church. Fiddle-dum and Fiddle-dee.......
Monday, June 16, 2008
I will have to update you on Part 2 of my Dads birthday. Just when he thought he was out of the clear from Jamie's shenanigans...I moved in like storm Katerina, and left a mess in my wake. I waited all stealth like...for the day AFTER his birthday, swooped into his work with my sister. The rest was a blur, as a matter of fact I have no knowledge of what then transpired. I must be suffering from "Selective memory".
I am sure I was just a innocent bystander. I have been advised by my legal counsel to not comment on the events that took place that fateful day. That being said..I will just show you a few pictures of what the birthday terrorists did:
Ohh crap..this may have given the suspects away!A.A.R.P.? What? Is this ageism? A hate crime? What the fiddlesticks! Who is this women, I must find her and bring her to justice!!There was shaving cream and glitter on all tires, the front grill, and under the door handles..ohh these people have nooooo mercy! They must be caught ASAP!!!
I will just make one public plea to the birthday terrorist...please next time don't let his co-workers see you....tip him off..so he can them hose it off...before his drive of shame! "Joe, I just saw a suburban next to your truck" Dohhhh!!!
You have not seen the last from me.......keep your friends close...and your enemies closer......
J to the M to the E
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I guess most all bulldogs die of heart or respiratory problems, but he was young..only 5 1/2 years old. So I never thought to think something was wrong with his heart. Even when I look at all the symptoms..they are common Bulldog quirks due to their genetics. While it was horrendous to watch and witness his heart attack, I am glad I was their to hold him and comfort him as he passed.
Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, phone calls, and prayers. They have helped. I am still pretty down, but you guys have lifted my spirits with your kindness. I made a farewell video of Louie to remember him by. Those of you lucky to have met and played with Louie know how funny and quirky he was. So I hope you enjoy.
They always know how to cheer me up and put a smile on my face. I am very thankful for their laughter and smiles. Just hearing them in brother's room playing together..Cormac playing trains alongside Chloe playing with her leap pad. Them laughing..entertaining each other has lifted my spirits some.As I type Louie is undergoing a autopsy. We have a suspicion that something else may have been going on with him. He never has been the same since Blitz died. This has not been the "Year of dogs" per say for us. Two autopsy's within 6 months is not my idea of a picnic. If anyone looses a pet, I would definitely recommend a autopsy. It is helpful with closure just knowing. Definitely worth the money! I will let you all know the results. I guess I will be posting two farewell video's this week......
Oh wait...they said they are ready for their close-up:
Eeeeerrrrrr..I can roll you up like a booger!Cheeeeeese..mommy!
Cormac wanted to try and walk you. As you can see Louie was the one walking Cormac, and Cormac wasn't up for that. After a few minutes he said, "Momma, you can walk Louie." I really am not looking forward to telling him about Louie in the morning when he wakes.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Andrea, thanks for your friendship. I will miss your fun spirit. I enjoyed so many memories with you. Who will I have enjoy the beauty of pampering with....MWF looking for massage and pedi-partner! Cormac will dearly miss his girlfriend Abby. SWM looking for play date with nice 3-4 year old. I know you will keep us updated on the new going-ons. I wish you nothing but the best, and know you guys will do great on your new venture!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
You just get back up:
And dust yourself off, and move forwardOf course he has not heard the last of me....I am up to more shenanigans again. I will post the pictures when I pull it off!