Please let me know what you think. This video was taken with my Flip. This is what we do when it is too hot outside (or too wet) to walk the dogs. We have them chase the laser light. Can you hear them? Ok, you can hear them but you need to pause the music on the playlist first. How cool!!!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I'll let you know if I run into any prolems.
She was a really happy baby!
We used to go to a place called Enchanted Village. They had rides and a kiddie pool.
I blame my best friends mother for Shay being a shopaholic. Look what she was wearing at 6 months. It shays "Born to Shop" on the top and "and shop and shop" on the leg.
I encouraged her to read at a young age.
Monday, July 28, 2008
I was scanning photos into the computer this weekend and decided I wanted to share some of them with you all.
You know it is the 80's because of the big glasses.
You have to see the next 2 in order.
I love this girl!!
I leave you with sloppy kisses.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing right. That means it is worth fighting for. If you truly believe in what you are doing then fight for it. In the long run you will get the respect for having the passion.
Passion! You have to have passion about something in order to make it worth doing. If you are not passionate about it then you won't fight to do it. I am passionate about many things. First and most importantly is my family. My husband, my daughter (especially my daughter) and my brother are my only living direct family members. They are important to me and they are my passion. Karate is another passion. It is a recently acquired passion (1998) but it is deep in my heart. And I can't leave out my puppies. French Bulldogs Brutus, Molly and Binde.
Sometimes we get caught in a catch 22 situation. You want something to happen but the rules or regulations say something else. The people around you may want the same thing as you but their hands are tied by these rules and regulations. Because not everything is black and white you have to have someone that will look into the grey area to get the right answers.
Let me give you an example. I work for the Veterans Administration Homeless Grant and Per Diem Program. When we have a grant round sometimes an agency does not meet the deadline. One such agency did this in April for our deadline. We have to be fair to every other agency who met the deadline. This agency obviously was passionate about what they wanted and they contacted their congressman. Long story short, this agencies application was reviewed by the panel. I won't say if they were funded or not because those results have not been completed. But the thing is, they fought for what they wanted. They used the political clout that every one of us has access to. Our Elected Officials. The people in these positions (I believe it is actually the people who work for them) have the ability to open doors that the average citizen does not. Do we the agency hold this against them? Nope. Will it effect how we respond to them if they get funded and want to draw down on their grant? Nope.
This post is dedicated to a special young man out there. I hope he fights for what he wants and for what is right and does not worry about "what others will think" because trust me, in the long run, they won't remember, won't care. In the big picture we are just one pea in the bag of life. Do you know how many peas that is? You can even tell your supervisor that this is what you want to do and I bet you will find that they support you. Just be able to detail what it is exactly that you want.
If you read this, and I hope you do, and you want to talk in person please do not hesitate to call me. Your mom has my number. My thoughts are with you as you continue through this journey.
Well, today is the first day of the next 10 months. That means the first day that hubby is gone away to military school. He is attending the US Air Force War College at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL. The next couple of weeks will be hard. My exchange student, Anna, arrives on Aug 10th and then I will be too busy to feel sorry for myself. I also know that there are too many others out there whose loved ones are not as close (8 hours) as mine and don't get to see their loved ones once in awhile or talk to them numerous times per day. I am lucky beyond measure.
Have a great weekend!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
This is great. It's hard to believe that the general media hasn't pickedthis up!!!This was a joint reenlistment of 1215 American Service men and women. Great example of service and how our Military feels about the task at hand.
Monday, July 21, 2008
If you would like to take a look at what I was doing there are pictures already posted on the website. Just go to WWW.USANKF.ORG and check it out.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Last night the storm did not hit until around 7pm but it was a doozy. Here is a video clip from my camera. I hope it comes through.
My poor Brutus. He hates thunder and this storm brought some loud thunder that rocked the house. He was actually shaking. I hate to think of him suffering alone when a storm comes through while we are at work.
Speaking of work. I have been so busy that I have not even been able to read the bogs I like to read let alone post something. I hope you all will understand.
Monday, July 7, 2008
If Red touches black, it is friend of Jacks (the snake).
This is a picture I got off the website that lists all the snakes found in Florida. This is an Eastern Coral Snake
This is the snake that got caught in the ant trap that was in OUR garage. You be the judge!
I took these pictures on Saturday. Finally looked up snakes on Sunday. That is hubbies hand holding the trap that the snake got caught in. I told him to get more traps.
2nd Posting Today
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Or maybe after one of these guys kicked my butt.
Seriously, I am a little sore today. I worked out for 2 hours last night. Just working on the basics and some Kata's but I worked up a good sweat. I started Karate late in life but my single most (personal) proud moment in my karate career has to have been this day. On this day in November 2004 I received my black belt.
This is a group shot of the folks from my dojo (school) that were there to cheer us on. Man, I miss those guys.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This is looking out the bottom of the glass bottom boat. Hubby had to take these.
Because I was up top not feeling so well. Hubby was not feeling well after he took this!