Thursday, April 27, 2006

Seriously...ROAD RUNNER?...GO HOME!

Ok…we’re on to another week of the road runner. I think he has decided to make our office his permanent home. He continues to walk around the building…looking in the windows…shaking his tail feathers…and bringing us his most recent “kill”.

We (we, meaning someone in my office that is part of the nature conservancy ) heard that if a bird or any other animal is out of its natural habitat, that it will act strangely confused for about 3 or 4 days, then eventually “figure it out” and move on. Well…this must be the most retarded bird in the Northern Hemisphere, 'cause he's STILL HERE.

If you want to see him “in action”, come by my office and just wait about 15 to 30 minutes in the late morning…usually around 10am is when he starts to show up.

Seriously “Beep Beep”…move on dude.

Monday, April 24, 2006


Who can name the movie that quote is from? WHO CAN DO IT???

Anyway…Have I ever mentioned just how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rain?? I love the lightning, I love the following thunder, I love the smell, I love how the trees are so magnificently green after a storm, (there is a scientific truth to that…I’m not just crazy…well…anyway) I love the big “plops” that it makes on the pavement…I LOVE THE RAIN!!!!

But…I dread knowing that my golden retriever is, this very minute, outside in the rain and is probably COMPLETELY drenched. BOO HISSY!!!!!!!!!!!! Yucky “wet dog” smell. Now THAT is a scent they don’t offer in a car “air freshner”…hee hee.

Anyway….I LOVE THE RAIN!!!!!!

PRAISE GOD FOR THE RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is another hint for the movie: "I gave her my heart...she gave me a pen."

Friday, April 21, 2006

A Better Day Today!...and singing this weekend.

Well, today was a MUCH better day than yesterday. Thank you all for your prayers.

I'm about to head into a busy busy weekend. I'm performing two concerts of Carmina Burana by Carl Orff with the Northwest Arkansas Symphony Chorus. Yikers! I'm excited...but a little too tire to really be pumped and over the top about it. I haven't performed in a large production in a long time, I'm excited.

Come on out to the Walton Arts Center this weekend if you're feeling saucy! are selling out fast.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I've had the "poopiest" day. I can't give details...could you just pray for me? And maybe I'll stop crying soon.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

ALERGIES and ROAD RUNNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BOO HISSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nose just fell off again! DANG!

AND...Check out this Road Runner. This is a picture that my boss took. This little guy has been circling our office building for 2 days now.

Friday, April 14, 2006


I am SO not in the mood to work today.
I've got too many other things on the brain. Such as:

1. Easter! Will I or wont I wear an Easter Bonnet to church on Sunday?

2. The REAL Bunny under Nicoles desk today. She bought it for her little boy Jacob...and its a surprise. Its SO CUTE and furry!

3. When will I get to eat a Cadbury Creme Egg?

(Caramel filled...not the gooey white stuff)

4. The Easter egg hunt we are having for the employees kids this afternoon. My HUBBY is dressing up like "Penny Pockets" ...

...our minor savings account mascot which is a Kangaroo.

5. The "Hersheys Kiss" that has been watching me ALL day.

I'm going to get sucka!

6. And finally...I wonder if our office resident Goose (who hangs out in our parking lot sometimes) is going to join in the Easter Egg hunt this afternoon.

Whats more fun than watching kids hunt eggs...

Seeing a Goose chase the parents into a frenzy.

Monday, April 10, 2006


I go to a church called “The Grove”. Many of you who read my blog know this…because you go there too. But many of you do not…so let me just tell you a little bit about my church….and why I LOVE IT so much. Just read...

1. I can wear shorts, a t-shirt, and a hat…OR…I can wear the nicest dress in my closet and know that I fit in.

2. We sing traditional hymns “rocked out” and also modern stuff that is so wonderful and based 100% on scripture.

3. When we take communion, for the first time in my life, I know that there is REAL meaning behind it. There is a reason I’m doing it.

4. NO HYPOCRICY!!! People are so real…so true…and so in love with the word of God that it shows in every step, every word and ever move they make.

5. We meet in a bar. Yep…let me say that again…WE MEET IN A BAR. We do not have a building of our own…so, we rent out “The Dickson Theater” which is a dance club / bar. Sometimes, people walk in holding a cigarette expecting "the normal" atmosphere...and you know what?...we welcome them with open arms. We hang black velvet curtains around the bar (so it matches and doesn’t look tacky), we set up chairs in rows, and we take down any posters or artwork that is questionable. And when we’re done…we put it all back up to respect the owners.

6. My husband and I loved this church SO much (and knew that they were “hitting the nail on the head” when it came to what church is supposed to be like)…that we moved to Arkansas to be a part of it. Seriously...we did.

7. We’re “non-denominational”…but I really do NOT like that phrase. So let me say that we are a “biblically based church that studies Gods word, but is not supported by a denomination. We play loud music, but we don’t run around shouting and dancing with snakes.”

8. We have a group of Elders and a wise staff of people that make the decisions for the church according to scripture and truths. We do not have one head “preacher” or “priest” that leads the church on Sundays…we have a select group of men that have a strong biblical wisdom that teach us. These men are also a part of our staff or on our Elder board.

9. We have an AMAZING childrens ministry called "The Green house" (where childrend grow).

10. Our core beliefs are summed up in “The Apostles Creed” based on biblical truths. Which is:

I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell: The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead: I believe in the Holy Spirit: I believe in the holy church: the communion of saints: The forgiveness of sins: The resurrection of the body: And the life everlasting. Amen

If you would like to learn more about "The Grove"...go to our website:

Friday, April 07, 2006


WATCH OUT...PATRICK SWAYZEE'S GOING HUNTIN!!!!!!!!!!! ...and I'm all by myself...except for my extremely large ferocious dog.

...yep, Justin (aka Patrick Swayzee to some) is on his annual Turkey Hunt with my dad. Last year, he got a big lets cross our fingers for this year. (I can't believe I'm blogging about this) It filled our fridge with meat for like a year. It was great.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ce Moi!

I was inspired by the Miller Blog to do this:

Ce moi!!

Listening to U2 or Coldplay makes me happy.

I can’t watch a movie without biting my nails.

I think Puppy dogs are the second sweetest things on earth.

Babies are the first.

A tall Dr. Pepper on a spring day, and I’m on cloud 9.

Banking is way more fun when you are blessing people with a needed loan and making them smile.

My sister calls me “seestor”, and I her.

I had a sister pass away before I was born named Andrea Jo.

I would like to retire in Disney World…living in the castle.

My dog likes to jump up on my bed and play with me. (Of course this is a “no no” on most days)

I used to have a four wheeler.

I know how to hunt, fish, gut and cook the beast I kill. GRRRRR…

When listening to the audio of a lion or tiger “growling”, I told my pre-school teacher it was a “sick cow that was dying”.

My sister (who is 5 years older than me) sent me through the house with a LARGE KNIFE to look for the “boogy man” when I was about 7.

I think that playing on my “sit-n-spin” as a child has messed up my equilibrium.

I have green eyes with yellow specs.

My husband (of 2 years as of March 20th …thanks for the congrats.) and I have known each other for 15 years.

My 10 year highschool reunion is coming up.

And last but not least…

I’m a Christian, my feet stink, and I am blessed with knowing and sharing my life with some of the greatest people in the world.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Sorry…I didn’t realize that you had to be “registered” in order to comment on my blog.

So…um…yah, I fixed now you can…comment and all.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Time Change from "YOU KNOW WHERE"...

Is it just me…or has the world gone into slow motion? This time change has me ALL messed up.

The worst “time change” for me was about 11 years ago when the change happened on Easter Sunday. I was playing Mary Magdallen in the “Easter Special”…and I showed up (what I thought was an hour early) JUST in time to walk on stage and start the performance. They were all freaking out because (next to Jesus) I was the lead in the show. I had the most songs and the solo in the opening chorus number.

But this time around…MAN, I’M SLEEPY! I couldn’t fall to sleep last night. I just kept tossing and turning all night long. Its always bad when you can’t turn your “thinking cap” off…but try it with a giant sleep apnea breathing mask attached to your face. ITS EVEN WORSE!

Yuck! I feel like a zombie.